Race Results From Coast to Coast

Preston on Rails as he Scores Second Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Win at Albany-Saratoga Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

MALTA, NY– It took Jonathan Preston six years of racing to get his first ever Lucas Oil Empire feature victory. Fortunately the Romulus, N.Y., driver didn’t have to wait nearly as long to get his second.

Preston outshined a field of 34 cars on Friday night at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway to score his second win of the 2019 season with the series. His first came back in early May at the Outlaw Speedway.

It was a dominant performance for Preston as once he took the top spot he easily left the field to take home the checkered flag along with the $2,135 winner’s payday.

“This is just incredible,” said an ecstatic Preston after the Mach 1 Chassis/NAPA Auto Parts A-Main. “This is two in one season. I’ve been racing six years now and only have a couple wins total. To have two in one year is incredible.”

Billy VanInwegen was flanked by Jason Barney on the front row for the start of the feature. VanInwegen raced out to the lead with Preston and Barney wrestling for the second spot. Preston was able to take it on lap two.

The race came to a halt on lap three as Cory Sparks spun in turn two. In spinning he collected Denny Peebles, Tyler Cartier, Dale Gosselin and Kelly Hebing. Hebing ended up going over. All five drivers were uninjured in the incident.

Preston now pulled up alongside VanInwegen on restart. VanInwegen won the race off the turn at the green with Preston quickly pulling to his back bumper. Preston hounded VanInwegen for the next few circuits as he continuously pulled up along-side him looking for the lead. Each time VanInwegen had enough.

VanInwegen’s reign at the front came to an end on lap nine as Preston slid up in front of him at the exit of turn two in order to grab the lead.

“I just made a right rear shock change and the thing was glued,” stated Preston. “I could go to the middle or top.”

After disposing of VanInwegen for the lead, Preston was quickly in traffic as the race reached lap 10. He was running the high-side which allowed him to move through traffic at a quick pace. VanInwegen struggled as his car wasn’t where it needed to be handling wise to run the top.

The last caution flag of the race was shown on lap 13 as Mike Kiser spun in the second turn. At this point in the race Preston led VanInwegen, Davie Franek, Jason Barney and Chuck Hebing.

The restart saw a mad scramble for position with Preston having no issues staying at the front of the field with VanInwegen second. Barney ended up taking third with Shawn Donath and Paulie Colagiovanni finding their way into the top five on lap 14.

Preston kept up his pace while opening a large gap on the field. VanInwegen received pressure from Barney while Donath and Colagiovanni swapped the fourth spot numerous times over the next few laps.

Preston’s last challenge began on lap 20 as he encountered the tail of the field once more. He was again able to use his car’s ability on the high-side to his advantage as he cut through the traffic.

“The car was just on rails,” cited Preston. “I had a lot of close calls. I was close to Barney, close to Richardson. I was just lucky. I drove the balls off of it. That’s all she had.”

At the checkered Preston left no doubt as he crossed the line for the win. VanInwegen finished second and afterwards admitted that his car just wasn’t good enough to run the cushion.

“Jonathan was just really good on the cushion and we were a little tight on the cushion,” commented VanInwegen. “We were set up to run off of that and dependent on that. He was a little bit better than us and was able to get by us.”

Barney, of Brewerton, N.Y., mounted a charge on VanInwegen but just wasn’t good enough off the bottom of the speedway to take the spot away.

Colagiovanni won the battle with Donath in the closing laps to finish in fourth to maintain the series points lead. Donath wound up fifth.

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Jonathan Preston ($2,135), Billy VanInwegen ($1,085), Jason Barney ($850), Paulie Colagiovanni ($705), Shawn Donath ($580), Danny Varin ($520), Chuck Hebing ($530), Davie Franek ($695), Steve Poirier ($535), Jordan Poirier ($450), Brett Wright ($435), Matt Tanner ($395), Chad Miller ($400), Scott Holcomb ($375), Scott Goodrich ($350), Josh Flint ($350), Pete Richardson ($300), Mike Kiser ($300), Josh Pieniazek ($325), Jeff Cook ($300), Cory Sparks ($300), Denny Peebles ($300), Dale Gosselin ($300), Kelly Hebing ($300), Tyler Cartier ($100)

Did Not Qualify: Emily VanInwegen, Lacey Hanson, Floyd Billington, Dave Axton, Jeff Trombley, Dustin Purdy, Bill Guertin, Will Hull, Bobby Tersillo

ESS Bonuses:

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Donath, Varin, Tanner, C. Hebing $25

Rifenburg Construction/Car Mate Trailers Heats – Preston, Franek, Colagiovanni, C. Hebing $75

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Halfway – Preston $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – VanInwegen $50

Fondations 55 Hard Charger – Miller (8 pos), $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Miller $50

Ground Control Last Car Lead Lap – Holcomb $25

Ground Control 11th Place Finish – Wright - $25

Riley Ford/Cobra Coaches Dash – S. Poirier $125, Wright $75, Flint $50, Goodrich $50

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Preston, VanInwegen, Barney $10

Hoosier Tire – Franek $200

 

 

Blonde Wins SOD Winged Sprint Feature To Highlight ‘Jack and Jiggs Classic’ At Gas City I-69 Speedway Friday;

Losh, Gehrke, Bishop and Headley Jr. Also Post Feature Victories

GAS CITY, Ind., June 15 — Chad Blonde of Litchfield, Mich. won the 25-lap Lane Automotive Sprints on Dirt (SOD) winged sprint car feature to highlight the second annual “Jack and Jiggs Classic” Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway. The event honors track owner Jack Himelick and former promoter Jiggs Thomason.

Derek Losh of Rennselaer, Ind. took the checkered flag first for the second time this year at the quarter-mile clay oval in the 20-lap UMP modified main event. Chett Gehrke of Louisville, Ky. was victorious in the 20-lap USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midget feature. Andy Bishop of Gas City won his third 15-lap street stock feature of the year at the Grant County track. James Headley Jr. of Wabash, Ind. earned $400 for winning the 15-lap hornet feature, and Bill Lewis of Fountain City, Ind. topped the six-lap super street trophy dash in the action-packed program.

James Headley of Marion, Ind., the winningest driver in Gas City I-69 Speedway history, and Chuck Landis of the Chronicle-Tribune of Marion, Ind. were honored as the 2019 inductees into the track’s Wall of Fame behind the grandstands. They join the inaugural recipients of this honor, Himelick and Thomason.

Blonde, the 2018 SOD champion, won his heat, the dash and the sprint car feature in the NEFCO Metal Sales & Fabrication Maxim with Krieger Racing Engines power. It was the series’ first visit to Gas City in 20 years and four of the series’ first five races were rained out this year, which may have accounted for the rough-and-tumble feature that saw three yellows and three red flags.

Blonde started on the pole but his fellow front-row starter, Zane DeVault of Plymouth, Ind., led the first nine laps. Blonde used lapped traffic to help him pass DeVault on the outside in Turn 4 working lap 10 right before Ryan Ruhl of Coldwater, Mich., who won the season opener, spun in Turn 2 to bring out the race’s third yellow.

Blonde went on to post a 5.649-second victory over DeVault, but not before the race was halted three times. The first red was for Dan McCarron of Dundee, Mich., who flipped hard on the backstretch with 10 laps down while he was running fourth. Jay Steinebach of Hudsonville, Mich. also flipped on the backstretch four laps later to bring out the second red. The third red flew a few minutes later when Josh Turner of Osseo, Mich. and Jason Blonde of Litchfield, Mich. got together on the backstretch. They didn’t flip, but their crash was hard enough to also require a red flag. Luckily none of the drivers were hurt.

Tyler Gunn of Napoleon, Ohio passed DeVault for second on the backstretch following a restart on lap 11, but he got too high on the backstretch on lap 15 and allowed DeVault, Boston Mead of Onstead, Mich. and Kody Kinser of Bloomington, Ind. to get by. Kinser and Gunn passed Mead working lap 18, so at the checkered the top five were Blonde, DeVault, Kinser, Gunn and Mead.

Losh started on the pole of the modified feature and led all 20 laps. His Superior Sales and Service No. 21 was more than a straightaway ahead of the runner-up, Bishop, at the checkered. Bill Griffith started second and ran in that position for the first six laps before Bishop got ahead of him with a move to the inside as they were going through Turn 4. Josh Lolmaugh passed Griffith for third on lap 11 and went on to finish in that spot. Griffith held on for fourth. Jimmy Haager started 16th and last but charged up to fifth at the finish.

Polesitter Alex Watson looked strong in the first half of the midget feature before Gehrke and Aaron Leffel got by him after a yellow for Anton Hernandez. Gehrke had a half straightaway lead over Leffel at the end, while Watson hung on for third. Cory Guingrich and Stratton Briggs rounded out the top five.

Bishop started on the pole and cruised to his third street stock feature victory, while Chris Tippit ran second for all 15 laps. The real fight was for third, which went to Mike Fincher followed by Ron Flaugh and Ervin Turner.

Headley led the first four laps of the 15-lap hornet feature before he dropped out, which gave the lead and eventual victory to his son, James Headley Jr. Alyssa Clark had worked her way up to second by lap five but she stopped at the start-finish line with 11 laps down and her car left the track via a wrecker. Gage Allen inherited second due to her misfortune and he finished in that position followed by Josh Gamblin, Stevie Clark and Jacob Beard.

Jesse Arenas of Marion, Ind. required medical attention after crashing in Turn 4 on the white-flag lap near where the cars enter the track from the pits, and the yellow and the checkered were thrown simultaneously. He was taken to Marion General Hospital and discharged at 4 a.m. Saturday, just in time to celebrate his birthday. “I’ll be back next week!” he said.

The Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Car Club was on hand and presented an exhibition of race cars from the past.

Next Friday, June 21, marks the first day of summer and the second annual Jerry Gappens Sr. Memorial. The non-wing 410 sprint car feature will pay $2,000 to win. Last year this race generated one of the most exciting finishes in track history, as C.J. Leary passed Matt Westfall in the fourth turn on the last lap to take the top honors. UMP modifieds, street stocks, super streets, hornets and AMSA mini-sprints will also be part of this huge show.

Fans can see the 2019 schedule and get additional information on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

The results:

SOD Sprint Fastest Qualifier: Boston Mead.

SOD Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Chad Blonde, 2. Tyler Gunn, 3. Dan McCarron, 4. Kody Kinser, 5. Frank Neill, 6. Ricky Ferkel, 7. Eli Lakin, 8. Eric Smith, 9. Zac Broughman, 10. Dusty Schriver (DNS).

SOD Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Zane DeVault, 2. Boston Mead, 3. Josh Turner, 4. Quentin Blonde, 5. Tom Schinderle, 6. Jay Steinebach, 7. Mark Aldrich, 8. Michael Schumacher, 9. Ryan Ruhl, 10. Jason Blonde.

SOD Dash (6 laps): 1. Chad Blonde, 2. Zane DeVault, 3. Boston Mead, 4. Tyler Gunn, 5. Dan McCarron, 6. Josh Turner.

SOD Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Chad Blonde, 2. Zane DeVault, 3. Kody Kinser, 4. Tyler Gunn, 5. Boston Mead, 6. Quentin Blonde, 7. Ryan Ruhl, 8. Frank Neill, 9. Ricky Ferkel, 10. Eli Lakin, 11. Mike Schumacher, 12. Thomas Schinderle, 13. Eric Smith, 14. Zac Broughman, 15. Jason Blonde, 16. Josh Turner, 17. Jay Steinebach, 18. Mark Aldrich, 19. Dan McCarron.

UMP Modified Group 1 Qualifying: 1. Dillon Nusbaum, 14.304; 2. Corey Bevard, 14.367; 3. Andy Bishop, 14.421; 4. Josh Lolmaugh, 14.444; 5. Bub Roberts, 14.510; 6. Clayton Bryant, 14.827; 7. Jessica Sroufe, 15.064; 8. Josh Hotsinpiller, 15.248.

UMP Modified Group 2 Qualifying: 1. Derek Losh, 13.607; 2. Scott Orr, 14.350; 3. Aaron Orr, 14.418; 4. Bill Griffith, 14.438; 5. Josh Betts, 14.454; 6. Travis Nichols, 15.365; 7. Brandon Dailey, 15.621.

UMP Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Josh Lolmaugh, 2. Dillon Nusbaum, 3. Corey Bevard, 4. Andy Bishop, 5. Clayton Bryant, 6. Jessica Sroufe, 7. Bub Roberts, 8. Josh Hotsinpiller.

UMP Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Derek Losh, 2. Bill Griffith, 3. Scott Orr, 4. Aaron Orr, 5. Brandon Dailey, 6. Josh Betts, 7. Travis Nichols, 8. Jimmy Haager (DNS).

UMP Modified Feature (20 laps): 1. Derek Losh, 2. Andy Bishop, 3. Josh Lolmaugh, 4. Bill Griffith, 5. Jimmy Haager, 6. Clayton Bryan, 7. Aaron Orr, 8. Scott Orr, 9. Bub Roberts, 10. Cory Bevard, 11. Josh Hotsinpiller, 12. Travis Nichols, 13. Josh Betts, 14. Jessica Sroufe, 15. Brandon Dailey, 16. Dillon Nusbaum.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Heat 1 (6 laps): 1. Chett Gehrke, 2. Stratton Briggs, 3. Cory Guingrich, 4. Gunnar Lucius, 5. Thomas Bigelow, 6. Jacob Denney, 7. Ian Creager.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Heat 2 (6 laps): 1. Alex Watson, 2. Anton Hernandez, 3. Mark Neift Jr., 4. Adam Schmenk, 5. Zane Briggs, 6. Tyler Kalb, 7. Don Bigelow.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Heat 3 (6 laps): 1. Jon Steed, 2. Aaron Leffel, 3. Chris Bounds, 4. Kyle Kriegbaum, 5. Ryan Moran, 6. Braden Watson.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Feature (20 laps): 1. Chett Gehrke, 2. Aaron Leffel, 3. Alex Watson, 4. Cory Guingrich, 5. Stratton Briggs, 6. Chris Bounds, 7. Gunnar Lucius, 8. Kyle Kriegbaum, 9. Thomas Bigelow, 10. Jacob Denney, 11. Tyler Kalb, 12. Zane Briggs, 13. Ryan Moran, 14. Jon Steed, 15. Mark Neift Jr., 16. Don Bigelow, 17. Anton Hernandez, 18. Adam Schmenk, 19. Ian Creager, 20. Braden Watson.

 

 

Tanner Holmes Wins ISCS Opener With Last Lap Pass; Collen Winebarger Scores Second Mod Win Of ’19 At CGS

By Ben Deatherage

Cottage Grove, Oregon- Despite only two classes on the card for the Friday, June 14th, bout at Cottage Grove Speedway fans were treated to some incredible racing. The Interstate Sprint Car Series opened up their 2019 season after the first weekend was rained out a month ago. Also, in attendance were the Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds.

Harrisburg’s Tyler Thompson was dominant for so much of the Interstate Sprint Car Series main event. Thompson held onto the race lead until lapped traffic held him up briefly. It was just enough for Jacksonville teenager Tanner Holmes to put himself in a position to win. Holmes made the key move in turns three and four to edge his way past Thompson on the final corner. It is the first career ISCS win for Tanner Holmes and crew.

Tyler Thompson was second while Kinzer Cox, of Cottage Grove, was third. Roseburg drivers Jake Waddell and Vern Scevers were fourth and fifth respectively. Earlier in the evening Junction City’s Shane Forte won the consolation feature.

In the Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds the action would be just as intense in their main event. Springfield’s Steve Sturdevant set the tone early until getting shuffled back to second on lap six by Curtis Towns, of Cottage Grove. Towns had a fast race car, but Collen Winebarger made a decisive move on a restart to eventually take over the top spot.

Winebarger, from Corbett, had to deal with a lot of restarts himself but he managed to execute them flawlessly. However, on the final green flag run Winebarger and Albany’s Bricen James would duke it out on the final lap. Collen Winebarger held on by half a car length to score the win to become the first multi-feature victor in the class in 2019.

Bricen James was a respectable second over third finishing Jake Mayden, of Springfield. Keizer’s John Campos placed fourth over Curtis Towns, in fifth. Redmond veteran Mark Carrell was triumphant in the B Main earlier in the program.

Racing returns Saturday, June 15th, for Dad’s Night with five classes on hand including the Wingless Sprint Series, Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifeds, Late Models, IMCA Sport Mods, and Hornets. The track will be offering a special promotion where all dads get into the races for FREE.

Pit Gates open at 1:00 PM, Front Gates 5:00, and Racing is scheduled to get kicked off at 6:00. Tickets are $13.00 for Adults, Seniors/Juniors/Military $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. CGS offers a Family Pass (2 Adults and up to 4 Youths) for $35.00, VIP Skybox Seating is $25.00 each, and Pit Passes are $30.00. For more information and updates log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or check out the official Facebook page.

2019 Cottage Grove Speedway Sponsors/Marketing Partners Archer Floor Covering Bonanza Drive-Up Boyce & Sons Landscape & Building Materials Columbia Distributing Comfort Suites of Creswell Farmlands Market Giant Burger Goofy's Muffler, Customs, & More James Heating & Air Conditioning Maximus Unlimited Mohawk Metal O'Reilly's Auto Parts Pink House Todd's Auto Body Welt & Welt Wenzel's Farm Sausage Dot’s Trophy Shop Todd’s Auto Body Mohawk Metal

 

 

Cory Turner, Nick Sheridan, Donny Lampman and Kyle Wert Win on Core-Mark Wall of Fame and Kids Race Night at Ohsweken

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (June 14, 2019) – A busy night at Ohsweken Speedway saw a total of 123 cars roll through the pit gate on Core-Mark Wall of Fame and Kids Race night. A ceremony at intermission inducted five new people to the Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame, including John and Wendy Brush of Corr/Pak Merchandising, drivers Ryan Hunsinger and Rob Pietz as well as former track preparation guru Zeger Van Thuyl.

When the final checkered flag waved at the end of the night, it was Cory Turner who claimed victory with the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprints Cars and Nick Sheridan scoring a win with the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars. For the stock cars, 15-year-old Donny Lampman won his first career Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Feature and Kyle Wert raced to the win with the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Travis Cunningham and Aaron Turkey started on the front row for the 20-lap Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car A-Feature. The red flag waved on the opening lap though as Mike Thorne flipped in turn one causing damage to the top wing. Thorne was uninjured.

On the restart, Turkey jumped out front and paced a three-car breakaway that included Dylan Westbrook and Mack DeMan. By lap five, Westbrook was all over Turkey for the lead with DeMan in the mix. Two laps later with the leaders in heavy traffic, Westbrook got past Turkey in turn one to take over the lead and on lap nine, Turner got past both Turkey and DeMan for second.

Then on lap 11, Westbrook had opened a half straightaway lead and drove into turn one as he was about to put Shane Ross one lap down. Halfway through the corner, the car darted to the right as the steering box broke and sent Westbrook into the hay bales in turn two. Westbrook was uninjured.

That left the lead to Turner on the restart who pulled away from the field with DeMan in tow. The clean air helped Turner as he opened a five car-length lead. The advantage shrunk on lap 17 when Turner slowed briefly to avoid a lapped car, but DeMan wasn’t able to capitalize enough. Turner was smooth through the slower traffic over the final three laps to score his first win for the Burger Barn Racing team over DeMan, Scott Kreutter, Jim Huppunen and Aaron Turkey.

DeMan’s second-place finish was his fourth straight podium result to start the season, while Huppunen earned his fourth top-five in as many starts. Cory Turner, DeMan and Kreutter won their qualifying heat races to start the night.

Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars

Brad Herron and Nick Sheridan paced the field to the green flag for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars season opening feature. Herron jumped out to the early lead while third-starting Jesse Costa quickly wrestled second away from Sheridan.

The first caution of the race waved on lap three when Eric Gledhill lost everything off the right-front of his No.14 and managed to safely spin the car at the top of turn two while keep the car right side up. The ensuing restart saw Costa slide in front of Herron to take the lead in turn three. A lap later though the caution waved again when point leader Liam Martin spun in turn two and collected Caleb Wood as Dave McKnight Jr. slid into the scene as well. Wood was done for the night but Martin and McKnight were able to continue.

On the restart, Costa maintained his lead but Sheridan got past Herron for second before the caution waved again with nine laps complete when Al Gilletta Jr. spun in turn two. The restart produced a side-by-side battle for fourth between Matt Farnham and Lucas Smith. Farnham took full advantage and got past Smith and Herron immediately after to move into third.

Then, with seven laps to go, Costa slowed in turn two while leading after the car popped out of gear. The lead went to Sheridan with Farnham lining up right behind up with seven laps to go. Two laps following that restart and with 15 laps completed, the race was red flagged when Jesse McDonald flipped violently on his side on the front stretch after contact with Brad Herron.

The restart has Farnham at the point after taking the lead just prior to the red flag. He set sail away from Sheridan before the final yellow flag on lap 18 when McKnight spun in turn three. Sheridan stayed closer on the final restart, but Farnham of Tonawanda, NY proved too strong in his No.7ny to score his first Ohsweken Sprint Car win. However, following the race, Farnham was eight pounds too light at the scales and was disqualified, handing Sheridan his first career victory.

The infraction in the tech barn meant all drivers moved up one position, making the top-five Sheridan, Smith, Steven Beckett Paul Klager and Hannah Ferrell. Al Gilletta Jr., Eric Gledhill, Jacob Dykstra and Sheridan won their qualifying heats to begin the nights while DJ Christie and Baily Heard won the B-Mains.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

Chris Dickie and Mark Bazuin brought the 27-car field of Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks to the line for the green flag. Bazuin jumped to the point, but was quickly reeled in by a caution when Chris Hale came to a stop in turn two with two laps complete. The ensuing restart saw Bazuin edge ahead of Dickie and 15-year-old Donny Lampman.

Three laps later, the caution flag waved when Dickie lost the hood off his No.1 after slipping to fourth behind Lampman and Mark Fawcett. The lap six restart saw Lampman jump into the lead while Bazuin fell into the clutches of Fawcett and Dave Bailey.

At the halfway mark, Lampman opened up a nearly two-second lead over Bazuin, Bailey, Fawcett and Ken Sargent. Lampman was on cruise control while the four-car battle for second continued behind him. Bailey took the second spot on lap 12 while Jonny Lowenberg was suddenly in the mix for third with Bazuin.

With three laps to go, Lampman maintained a three-second lead and Lowenberg’s fate was sealed after some contact appeared to take the rad out of his No.14. The race stayed green though and Lampman dominated the final laps to score his first career win holding off the defending champion Bailey and veteran Ken Sargent to accomplish the feat. Billy Bleich and Ryan Dinning rounded out the top-five. Dickie, Ryan Beagle and Bailey scored victories in the qualifying heats earlier in the night.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

Christopher French and Mike Giberson were on the front row for the HRW Automotive Mini Stock 15-lap Feature. French led the opening lap before Jason Tolton stormed to the point on lap two. While Tolton led, he couldn’t distance himself from the field and by lap five he was in a five-car battle with Brent Walker, Cole Hardy, Wayde Thorne and Kevin Thorne all nose-to-tail for the lead. Two laps later, Tolton, Walker and Thorne battled three-wide off turn four with Walker emerging the new leader in the middle lane.

On lap eight, the caution waved when Sean Iftody slowed with a shredded left-rear tire. Walker and Tolton started on the front row for the restart with Walker holding the lead and Wayde Thorne driving into second. However, it was Kyle Wert who quickly jumped forward and opened a 1.8-second advantage with four laps to go before another caution after Iftody and Jason Dixon made hard contact at the top of turn two. After Jonathan Ayrton slowed on the restart, a second attempt saw Wert drive away again with Dusty DeBoer in second ahead of Walker, and Kevin Thorne.

Then, the red flag waved on lap 14 when Nick Masi lost his right-rear tire and rolled on his own in the middle of turns three and four. On the following restart, Dusty DeBoer stayed within a car length of Wert but that’s as close as he would get as Wert scored the win. Walker, Tim DeBoer and Wayde Thorne rounded out the top-five. Following the race, Walker was disqualified for being too light at the scales. Cole Hardy, Kevin Thorne, Wayde Thorne and Wert raced to heat race victories, while Jason Dixon scored a checkered flag in the B-Main.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, June 21 as McDonald’s of Brantford & Paris present Emergecy Services Night. The night is also the second live broadcast for All North Racing powered by Pinty’s on MavTV Canada. All four of Ohsweken’s weekly divisions will be 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. Pit gates open at 5:30pm and spectator gates open at 6:00pm. Race time is 7:30pm. Admission is $30 per car load for up to six (6) people. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. _____________________________ Ohsweken Speedway Race Report Juen 14, 2019 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Friday Night Excitement presented Core-Mark Total Entries – 123 ________________________ Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (24 Entries) A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 13-Cory Turner, [7]; 2. 17X-Mack DeMan, [4]; 3. 49-Scott Kreutter, [6]; 4. 14H-Jim Huppunen, [5]; 5. 68-Aaron Turkey, [2]; 6. 1-Holly Porter, [10]; 7. 10-Mitch Brown, [12]; 8. 81-Derek Jonathan, [9]; 9. 11-Jamie Turner, [13]; 10. 91-Ryan Turner, [11]; 11. 5D-Shane Ross, [19]; 12. 9-Steve Lyons, [18]; 13. 90-Travis Cunningham, [1]; 14. 88H-Josh Hansen, [20]; 15. 21-John Burbridge Jr, [16]; 16. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [15]; 17. 9B-Scott Burk, [14]; 18. 87X-Shone Evans, [17]; 19. 1-10-Jake Brown, [8]; 20. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [3]; 21. 0C-Cole MacDonald, [23]; 22. 46-Kevin Pauls, [21]; 23. 43-Scott Sherk, [22]; 24. 55-Mike Thorne, [24] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Aaron Turkey 1-6; Dylan Westbrook 7-11; Cory Turner 12-20 Hard Charger – Shane Ross +8 (19th to 11th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – All Transfer) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 13-Cory Turner, [1]; 2. 14H-Jim Huppunen, [5]; 3. 1-10-Jake Brown, [4]; 4. 1-Holly Porter, [6]; 5. 87X-Shone Evans, [3]; 6. 21-John Burbridge Jr, [7]; 7. 46-Kevin Pauls, [2]; 8. 88H-Josh Hansen, [8]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – All Transfer) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 17X-Mack DeMan, [1]; 2. 68-Aaron Turkey, [2]; 3. 10-Mitch Brown, [3]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [6]; 5. 91-Ryan Turner, [8]; 6. 9-Steve Lyons, [4]; 7. 5D-Shane Ross, [5]; 8. 0C-Cole MacDonald, [7]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – All Transfer) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 49-Scott Kreutter, [5]; 2. 90-Travis Cunningham, [1]; 3. 11-Jamie Turner, [3]; 4. 81-Derek Jonathan, [6]; 5. 9B-Scott Burk, [7]; 6. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [8]; 7. 43-Scott Sherk, [2]; 8. 55-Mike Thorne, [4]

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Scott Kreutter ________________________

Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars (39 Entries)

1. 45-Nick Sheridan, [2]; 2. 49L-Lucas Smith, [8]; 3. 08-Steven Beckett, [13]; 4. 1EH-Paul Klager, [16]; 5. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [6]; 6. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [5]; 7. 5-D.J. Christie, [21]; 8. 12-Brad Herron, [1]; 9. 70-Baily Heard, [22]; 10. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [24]; 11. 52-Jesse Costa, [3]; 12. 26X-Terry Baker, [19]; 13. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [23]; 14. 28-Jordan Hill, [17]; 15. 19-Brandon Murrell, [20]; 16. 22JR-Allan Gilleta, [7]; 17. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [11]; 18. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr, [14]; 19. 88-Jesse McDonald, [10]; 20. 29-Liam Martin, [9]; 21. 74-Rob Neely, [12]; 22. 7-Caleb Wood, [18]; 23. 14-Eric Gledhill, [4]; DQ. 7NY-Matt Farnham, [15]; A-Feature Lap Leaders – Brad Herron 1-3; Jesse Costa 4-13; Matt Farnham 14-20 Hard Charger – DJ Christie +14 (21st to 7th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:09.469) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 22JR-Allan Gilleta, [1]; 2. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [2]; 3. 88-Jesse McDonald, [5]; 4. 1EH-Paul Klager, [4]; 5. 26X-Terry Baker, [3]; 6. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [9]; 7. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [6]; 8. 14T-Noelle Teal, [8]; 9. 50LS-Adrian Stahle, [7]; 10. 38-Derek Miller, [10]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 14-Eric Gladhill, [2]; 2. 49H-Jerry Hill, [3]; 3. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [10]; 4. 28-Jordan Hill, [1]; 5. 7-Caleb Wood, [4]; 6. 5-D.J. Christie, [7]; 7. 49L-Lucas Smith, [6]; 8. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [5]; 9. 29W-Tyler Ward, [8]; 10. 51-Trevor Young, [9]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:05.208) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [1]; 2. 29-Liam Martin, [3]; 3. 12-Brad Herron, [7]; 4. 08-Steven Beckett, [6]; 5. 19-Brandon Murrell, [2]; 6. 69-Joshua Hill, [4]; 7. 20-Johnny Miller, [8]; 8. 83-Spencer Davis, [5]; 9. 10-Lofton Schuts, [9]; 10. 24A-A.J. Lewis, [10]

Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:03.924) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 45-Nick Sheridan, [2]; 2. 52-Jesse Costa, [4]; 3. 70-Baily Heard, [9]; 4. 74-Rob Neely, [6]; 5. 7NY-Matt Farnham, [7]; 6. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr, [1]; 7. MK8-Matt Hill, [3]; 8. 43-Darren Dryden, [8]; 9. 19D-Allan Downey, [5]

B-Feature 1 (12 laps – Top 2 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 5-D.J. Christie, [2]; 2. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [1]; 3. 49H-Jerry Hill, [4]; 4. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [6]; 5. 69-Joshua Hill, [3]; 6. 14T-Noelle Teal, [5]; 7. 50LS-Adrian Stahle, [8]; 8. 29W-Tyler Ward, [9]; 9. 51-Trevor Young, [7]; 10. 24A-A.J. Lewis, [10]

B-Feature 2 (12 laps – Top 2 Transfer – 2:33.591) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 70-Baily Heard, [1]; 2. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [3]; 3. 20-Johnny Miller, [2]; 4. 43-Darren Dryden, [5]; 5. 83-Spencer Davis, [6]; 6. 38-Derek Miller, [8]; 7. MK8-Matt Hill, [4]; 8. 19D-Allan Downey, [7]; 9. 10-Lofton Schuts, [9]

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Hannah Ferrell

 

 

Hirst Now a Five-Time Winner of Tarter

Chico, CA (June 14, 2019) …. Kyle Hirst won the 35-lap 7th Annual David Tarter Memorial Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway. Hirst is now a five-time winner of the race. With the win comes a handsome $3500 pay day. While Hirst should get the accolades, it was Chelsea Blevins who stole the show. Blevins led laps six through eight before falling back to fifth place on lap 25. With nine laps to go she charged back towards the front and for a split second passed Hirst for the lead on the bottom in turns three and four. Hirst passed her back before the lap was completed and the next time by, he dove to the bottom going through turns three and four. In his post-race interview Hirst gave her credit and said she showed him were he needed to be. Blevins finished in second, a Silver Dollar Speedway career best finish. Colby Copeland was fast all night as usual. Copeland methodically moved his way to the top and finished third. A tip of the cap goes to Kyle Offill. He is an emerging star and continues to make a name for himself in 2019. Offill led the first five laps, passed Blevins to get the lead back on lap 10. From there he showed poise and led up until a lap 26 restart. Offill did fall back to a fourth-place finish but should be proud of the way he competed tonight. Ninth place starting Michael Ing battled Andy Forsberg all night for a top five finish. Ing was able to solidify the spot and finish fifth.

Sean Becker won an extra $500 courtesy of the Kyle Larson Racing fast time bonus money. Becker’s fast lap was a 12.094. Forsberg won the eight-lap dash. Blevins won the first heat. Young Blake Carrick won the second heat. Offill grabbed the win in heat three. A total of 24 drivers entered point race number eight in honor of David Tarter.

After the dashes were completed, the Tarter family presented a new plaque to Kyle Hirst to replace the one he had lost in the Camp Fire. Now with the win, he will have a second plaque to take home with him.

Matt Micheli dominated the 20-lap street stock event. Phil Marino ran in the second spot for majority of the race but had an issue on lap 17 and finished sixth. Brent Lawrence ran great all night and finished in the second spot. Corey Hall brought his familiar No. 56 home in the third spot. Kyle Allen finished fourth. Richard Workman rounded out the top five. Hall won the lone heat race. Micheli dominated the dash to get the win.

Phil Marino, doing double duty tonight, led the first few laps of the IMCA Sport Mod main event. Yet, on lap two he stopped in turn four to bring out a yellow. The new leader was Jeremy Phillips. Once Phillips was up front it was game over. He led the final 18 laps to get the win. Tyler Rodgers was close and challenged Phillips but ended up second. Marino charged back to a third-place finish. Dash winner Craig Neiman finished fourth. Shayna Neiman came home fifth. The 20-lap main event was slowed by seven caution flags. Marino and Todd Cooper each won their eight-lap heat race.

 

 

Bubak Strikes Again in Friday Portion of Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 14, 2019) – Colorado’s Jake Bubak saved the best for last in Friday’s Third Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals 25-lap preliminary feature by racing into the lead with two laps remaining to post his second win in as many nights atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

After racing from eight to win Thursday’s feature event, this time Bubak rallied from tenth to take the lead away from defending race winner Jake Martens on the 23rd lap.  Bubak raced on to the stripe ahead of Steven Shebester with Martens holding on to third.

“We had a great car and I could go anywhere on the track,” Bubak said of the Dubose/Well-powered Coyote Candle Company No. 74b Maxim.

Bubak secured a position in Saturday night’s Triple 8 Trucking Dash for Cash that sets the alignment for the first three rows of the $3,000-to-win 30-lap championship main event with Shebester, Martens, Jason Martin, Brian Herbert and Luke Cranston locking in as well.

While Bubak made it two-for-two in the Sprint Car ranks, fellow Colorado racer Angel Munoz charged to his fourth IMCA Stock Car win of the year.

With Bubak gridding the feature outside the fifth row, pole starter Chris Kelley outgunned fellow front row starter Martens for the point on the initial start only to have it negated for a turn one melee that eliminated Kris Moore, David Luckie, Kyler Johnson and Ray Seemann.

Following another turn one red flag for a wild Kade Hagans ride on the second try to go green, Martens got the better of Kelley when the race got under way with sixth-starter Shebester making his way into second in short order.

With Shebester shadowing Martens, Bubak cracked the top five by the sixth round and then made his way up to third by ninth circuit with a half straightaway between himself and the front duo.

As Bubak chipped away at the advantage, Shebester began challenging Martens for the point at the midway point and raced into the lead on the 15th lap only to have the move negated by a caution for Zach Blurton’s turn two spin.

With Martens back out front on the restart, Bubak battled past Shebester on the 22nd lap and then raced into the lead the next time around.  Bubak breezed to the checkered flag with Shebester taking second away from Martens.

Martens claimed the show position just ahead of Jason Martin, who charged from 15th to capture fourth.  Kelley rounded out the top five with Brandon Anderson, Brian Herbert, Tony Bruce, Jr. Andy Shouse and J.D. Johnson completing the top ten.

Hagans, Kelley, Herbert, Shouse and Brett Becker topped heat race action for Friday night’s 40-car field with Blurton and David Luckie winning the “B” Mains.

In the 15-lap IMCA Stock Car feature, Angel Munoz battled past Chris Oliver for the point on the ninth round en route to a second consecutive win.

Oliver chased Munoz to the stripe with Gregg Schell, Ondre Rexford and Donald Kaup rounding out the top five.

The Third Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals wraps on Saturday night with the $3,000-to-win championship finale.  The Kansas Antique Racers (KARS) and IMCA Sport Modifieds round out Saturday’s card that goes green at 7:30 p.m.

Dodge City Raceway Park – Third Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals

June 14, 2019 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) & Sprint Series of Oklahoma (SSO):

Heat One (8 Laps):  1. 17x-Kade Hagans, 2. 55b-Brandon Anderson, 3. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 4. 11x-Tony Bruce, Jr., 5. 224-Aric Sooter, 6. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 7. 10-Jordan Knight, 8. 88J-Jeremy Huish.

Heat Two (8 Laps):  1. 32k-Chris Kelley, 2. 98-J.D. Johnson, 3. 5x-Jason Martin, 4. 45d-David Luckie, 5. 2J-Zach Blurton, 6. E85-Tyler Knight, 7. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 8. 83-Austin McLean.

Heat Three (8 Laps):  1. 97-Brian Herbert, 2. 0-Steven Richardson, 3. 74b-Jake Bubak, 4. 49-Kris Moore, 5. 45-Monty Ferriera, 6. 28-Tracey Hill, 7. 11p-Preston Peebles II, 8. 24-Cody Hays.

Heat Four (8 Laps):  1. 27-Andy Shouse, 2. 16s-Steven Shebester, 3. 911-Ty Williams, 4. 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 5. 49x-Luke Cranston, 6. 12-Bob Schaeffer, 7. 29-Dalton Webb, 8. 33k-Aaron Ploussard.

Heat Five (8 Laps):  1. 2b-Brett Becker, 2. 48-Jake Martens, 3. 30-Brandon Hickman, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 78-Tanner Conn, 6. 11m-Chris Muhler, 7. 33-Koby Walters, 8. 18-Brandon Sprott.

First “B” Main (12 Laps):  1. 2J-Zach Blurton, 2. 30-Brandon Hickman, 3. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 4. 10-Jordan Knight, 5. 78-Tanner Conn, 6. 83-Austin McLean, 7. 28-Tracey Hill, 8. 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 9. 29-Dalton Webb, 10. 11p-Preston Peebles II, 11. 18-Brandon Sprott, 12. 11m-Chris Muhler.

Second “B” Main (12 Laps):  1. 45d-Davic Luckie, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 72-Ray Seemann, 4. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 5. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 6. E85-Tyler Knight, 7. 33-Koby Walters, 8. 224-Aric Sooter, 9. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 10. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 11. 24-Cody Hays, 12. 12-Bob Schaeffer (DNS).

“A” Main (25 Laps):  1. 74b-Jake Bubak (10), 2. 16s-Steven Shebester (6), 3. 48-Jake Martens (2), 4. 5x-Jason Martin (15), 5. 32k-Chris Kelley (1), 6. 55b-Brandon Anderson (8), 7. 97-Brian Herbert (3), 8. 11x-Tony Bruce, Jr. (13), 9. 27-Andy Shouse (4), 10. 98-J.D. Johnson (12), 11. 49x-Luke Cranston (20), 12. 0-Steven Richardson (9), 13. 2b-Brett Becker (7), 14. 911-Ty Williams (16), 15. 2J-Zach Blurton (17), 16. 45-Monty Ferriera, 17. 17x-Kade Hagans (5), 18. 49-Kris Moore (11), 19. 45d-David Luckie (18), 20. 45x-Kyler Johnson (21), 21. 72-Ray Seemann (22), 22. 30-Brandon Hickman (19-DNS).

Lap Leaders:  Jake Martens 1-22, Jake Bubak 23-25.

 

IMCA Stock Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps):  1. 3-Chris Oliver, 2. 89-Greg Schell, 3. 20-Tyler Walker, 4. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 5. 22-Donald Kaup, 6. 33-Marlin Hogie, 7. 2m-Angel Munoz, 8. 99-Gerald Walker.

“A” Main (15 Laps):  1. 2m-Angel Munoz, 2. 3-Chris Oliver, 3. 89-Gregg Schell, 4. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 5. 22-Donald Kaup, 6. 33-Marlin Hogie, 7. 99-Gerald Walker, 8. 20-Tyler Walker.

 

Third Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals Points through Night Two (Top 6 in combined points from Thursday and Friday lock into Saturday’s Triple 8 Trucking Dash for Cash – Balance to Saturday heat’s with invert of six in each heat):

Rank

##

Name

Thursday

Friday


 

Total

1

74b

Jake Bubak (Arvada, CO)

117.5

117.0


 

234.5

2

16s

Steven Shebester (Mustang, OK)

108.0

114.0


 

222.0

3

48

Jake Martens (Fairview, OK)

110.5

111.0


 

221.5

4

5x

Jason Martin (Lincoln, NE)

113.0

104.0


 

217.0

5

97

Brian Herbert (Kinsley, KS)

85.5

99.0


 

184.5

6

49x

Luke Cranston (Garden City, KS)

97.5

81.0


 

178.5

7

55b

Brandon Anderson (Glenpool, OK)

76.5

101.0


 

177.5

8

11x

Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS)

79.8

91.0


 

170.8

9

2J

Zach Blurton (Quinter, KS)

96.5

72.5


 

169.0

10

32k

Chris Kelley (Moore, OK)

56.5

105.0


 

161.5

11

911

Ty Williams (Arcadia, OK)

80.0

78.0


 

158.0

12

27

Andy Shouse (Oklahoma City, OK)

63.7

93.5


 

157.2

13

21x

Taylor Velasquez (Turpin, OK)

99.0

53.1


 

152.1

14

0

Steven Richardson (Liberal, KS)

66.0

84.5


 

150.5

15

45d

David Luckie (Lubbock, TX)

82.0

66.5


 

148.5

16

78

Tanner Conn (Oklahoma City, OK)

88.0

55.0


 

143.0

17

72

Raymond Seemann (Jetmore, KS)

78.0

62.0


 

140.0

18

2b

Brett Becker (Odessa, TX)

50.5

84.0


 

134.5

19

45x

Kyler Johnson

66.5

65.4


 

131.9

20

98

J.D. Johnson (Wichita, KS)

38.5

88.0


 

126.5

21

45

Monty Ferriera (Lincoln, NE)

54.5

71.5


 

126.0

22

17x

Kade Hagans (LaCrosse, KS)

45.1

76.5


 

121.6

23

33

Koby Walters (Liberal, KS)

76.0

45.4


 

121.4

24

28

Tracey Hill (Liberal, KS)

69.1

48.0


 

117.1

25

224

Aric Sooter (Amarillo, TX)

65.0

48.0


 

113.0

26

12

Bob Schaeffer (New Castle, CO)

67.7

38.0


 

105.7

27

50

Jed Werner

105.5


 

 

105.5

28

30

Brandon Hickman (Lubbock, TX)

38.8

62.0


 

100.8

29

49

Kris Moore (Dodge City, KS)

30.5

69.5


 

100.0

30

51r

Ross Essenburg (Garden City, KS)

55.4

40.0


 

95.4

31

83

Austin McLean

50.5

44.8


 

95.3

32

10

Jordan Knight (Wright, KS)

42.0

52.5


 

94.5

33

e85

Tyler Knight (Spearville, KS)

43.0

51.0


 

94.0

34

1x

Don Droud, Jr. (Lincoln, NE)

40.5

49.1


 

89.6

35

88J

Jeremy Huish (Jetmore, KS)

41.4

47.7


 

89.1

36

29

Dalton Webb (Golden, CO)

47.0

41.4


 

88.4

37

11m

Chris Muhler (Brighton, CO)

51.0

36.8


 

87.8

38

11p

Preston Peebles II (Lubbock, TX)

40.5

39.1


 

79.6

39

33k

Aaron Ploussard (Oberlin, KS)

38.0

40.0


 

78.0

40

18

Brandon Sprott (Spearville, KS)

39.1

36.0


 

75.1

41

24

Cody Hays (Edmond, OK)

32.2

34.2


 

66.4

42

54

Michael Gossman (Newcastle, OK)

30.5


 

 

30.5

 

 

Kyle Larson dominates Ohio Speedweek opener at Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio - There's just something about Ohio Sprint Speedweek that Kyle Larson loves. The NASCAR Monster Energy Series driver dominated the second half of the 37th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek opener at Attica Raceway Park Friday, June 14 to score his 9th career Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobil 1 - all coming during speedweek events.

It was the Elk Grove, California driver's second career win at Attica, his other coming during the 2016 speedweek event. However, it was the misfortune of early leader and defending All Star Aaron Reutzel that handed the lead to Larson on lap 16 of the 40-lap feature. Reutzel got collected when two cars he was about to lap tangled and ended upside down, ending his night and handing the lead to "Young Money" Larson who would drive away to a nearly eight second victory. Larson's victory was also redemption from the 2018 speedweek event at Attica as he hit the front stretch wall while leading.

"I obviously caught a big break there and not getting collected in that wreck and then it falling in the right time when I slid off the track. A little bit lucky tonight but I felt like my car was really really good there. It's tough when you are in second, the track's so dirty. Aaron was a little bit better than me but when I was the leader I felt like I was quite a bit better than I had been behind him. I could see Buddy (Kofoid) keep getting to my inside in the beginning when I was in second. When I was the leader I kept peaking inside every corner waiting for him to show a nose. I felt good through traffic and felt like I did a good job, stayed patient. Either it started to clean off or take a little bit of rubber through three and four up top...it made it pretty technical. I felt like at times I needed to cheat it and run below it to stay in clean track but needed to be in rubber at the same time. It was a fun track. I haven't ran Attica too much but this is the slickest Attica I've been on...pretty neat to get a win," said Larson.

"Thanks to Chevy, Finley Farms...we had Jason Finley here tonight and we always give him crap that he's bad luck...so it was cool to get a win with him here. Also McDonald's and all you fans. Ohio Speedweek is one of my favorite weeks of the year. Obviously getting to race six nights in a row....packed stands at every track and great race tracks we get to go to," Larson added of his $5,000 victory.

Six time All Star champion Dale Blaney and current Attica point leader Buddy Kofoid had a great battle through much of the race for second with Blaney crossing in the runner-up spot at the checkers.

"Sam and Mike and Kevin have been working really hard and we've been coming up with a little bit different stuff and it's got me feeling really good and where I feel like I can attack cars now instead of being attacked. Tonight was a huge boost for us. I love this place when it gets like this. It was almost back to old school Attica right there. It kind of cleaned off and you could run every where. We needed to start this week like this and hopefully continue on," said Blaney beside his Mike McGhee and Associates/AL Drivelines/Brilex LLC/Cards to Plaques/NASCAR Low Teams backed #11.

For Kofoid, a Pengrove, California native, it was another podium finish at Attica. In fact, the teenager has only finished out of the top three at Attica once - last week when he was collected in a crash while leading.

"We've been really good at Attica and a lot of other places we've been getting a lot better. I think we were just as fast as Kyle in the beginning and I was able to move around to judge what I was doing off what he was doing. We were pretty consistent for awhile and then we just fell off. We were just way to free and didn't have a lot of drive. The last 15 or 20 laps I was just surviving. Thanks to Ed Neumeister Racing, Ray Brooks at Gill Construction, CK Plumbing, the Linders, Linder's Speed Equipment, AL Driveline, DMI...without them I wouldn't be standing here," said Kofoid.

Britton, Michigan's Devon Shiels, a former Summit Racing Equipment UMP late model champion at Attica, battled with five time former Attica champion Ryan Missler throughout the 25 laps of the feature event before earning his sixth career victory at the track. The feature event went non-stop and took less than eight minutes to complete. The win on a double-points night vaulted Shiels into point lead at Attica and was good for a $2,000 payday.

"We have made some changes to the car lately and it's a lot better. I was not going to come off that bottom...there was some moisture down there and it came to me," said Shiels beside his Magic Fountain Auto Wash/Rally's Hamburgers/Dundee Products/Good Lifts/Performance Machining backed #51.

At the start of the 40-lap All Star feature on Ohio CAT/Kistler Engines/Ferguson Waterworks Night, Larson and Reutzel battled for the lead with Reutzel gaining the advantage. The caution flew on lap four when Tony Stewart slid off the high side of turn four with Reutzel leading Larson, Kofoid, TJ Michael, Blaney and Bill Balog. When the green flew so did Reutzel, pulling away from Larson as the leaders raced into traffic by the eighth circuit just before the caution would fly when Chris Andrews dropped off the high side of turn two.

When the race got back to green, Reutzel and Larson pulled away as Kofoid ran comfortably in third while Blaney, Michael, Spencer Bayston, Justin Peck, DJ Foos and Tim Shaffer put on a show battling for fourth. Disaster struck for Reutzel on lap 15 as he prepared to enter heavy lapped traffic as Balog spun in front of the leader and Reutzel made contact and flipped. Reutzel was okay but done for the night.

On the ensuing restart Larson was able to hold off Kofoid and began pulling away as Blaney started to eat into Kofoid's advantage while Bayston, Foos, Michael, Shaffer and Peck waged a tremendous battle for fourth. Larson raced into lapped traffic just past the half-way point and made a fantastic move splitting two lapped cars in turn three to maintain a big lead. Blaney would use the traffic to take second on lap 27 but was unable to close on Larson.

Larson just kept pulling away and at the checkers had a nearly eight second advantage. Blaney, Kofoid, last week's Attica winner Foos and Shaffer rounded out the top five.

Shiels and Missler brought the field to green for the late model feature with Shiels leading the first lap but Missler grabbing the point the next lap. Missler, Shiels, Ryan Markham and Doug Drown ran nose to tail and side by side over the first 15 laps before encountering heavy lapped traffic. That's when Shiels utilized the bottom line to grab the lead. Missler continued to race to the leader's outside but could not make the pass as Shiels drove to the narrow win over Missler, Markham, Drown and Eric Spangler.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, June 28 on Kear's Speed Shop/Carpenter's Union Local 744 Night. It will be a Kistler Racing Products/All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group point night for the 410 sprints, a KS Sales & Service AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales point night for the 305 sprints and a point night for the Attica/Oakshade Raceway Late Model Challenge Series. Kear's Speedshop will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a lot of great prizes to be given away throughout the night.

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 14, 2019

Ollie's Bargain Outlet

All Star Circuit of Champions

[*] denotes starting position

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.478; 2. 11-Dale Blaney, 12.773; 3. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.812; 4. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.936; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.062; 6. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.080; 7. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.096; 8. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.134; 9. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.308; 10. 6-Joey Saldana, 13.423; 11. 20i-Kelsey Ivy, ---

Group (B) 1. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.867; 2. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.960; 3. 16-DJ Foos, 13.089; 4. 5X-Justin Peck, 13.106; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.366; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.370; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.580; 8. 71m-Paul May, 13.692; 9. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.820; 10. 29-Steve Butler, 13.918; 11. 40-George Hobaugh, 14.084

Group (C) 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.162; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.169; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.297; 4. 52AU-Darren Mollenoyux, 13.322; 5. 25M-Chris Andrews, 13.355; 6. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.372; 7. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.378; 8. G1-Caleb Helms, 13.389; 9. 19-Mitch Harble, 13.672; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 14.311; 11. 96AU-Bruce White, 14.671

Group (D) 1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.290; 2. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 13.468; 3. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.500; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.505; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.584; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.611; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.629; 8. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.678; 9. 17-Josh Baughman, 13.727; 10. 5H-Jordan Harble, 14.111

Group (E) 1. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.042; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.242; 3. 35b-Stuart Brubaker, 13.336; 4. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.354; 5. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.568; 6. 4-Cap Henry, 13.598; 7. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.618; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 13.660; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.697; 10. 28W-Allen Woods, 13.866

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [3]; 4. O9-Craig Mintz [6]; 5. 1-Nate Dussel [9]; 6. 6-Joey Saldana [10]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 8. 3C-Cale Conley [7]; 9. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 10. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 11. 20I-Kelsey Ivy [11]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 5X-Justin Peck [1]; 2. 16-DJ Foos [2]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog [3]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger [7]; 6. 71M-Paul May [8]; 7. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [11]; 9. 45-Trevor Baker [9]; 10. 29-Steve Butler [10]; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [2]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor [3]; 4. 25M-Chris Andrews [5]; 5. G1-Caleb Helms [8]; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams [10]; 7. 52AU-Darren Mollenoyux [1]; 8. 83M-Broc Martin [7]; 9. 19-Mitch Harble [9]; 10. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 2. 70X-Spencer Bayston [3]; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs [5]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 6. 33W-Caleb Griffith [2]; 7. 5H-Jordan Harble [10]; 8. 17-Josh Baughman [9]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu [8]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [2]; 4. 5R-Byron Reed [5]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [7]; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker [4]; 7. 4-Cap Henry [6]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen [8]; 10. 28W-Allen Woods [10]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [3]; 4. 16-DJ Foos [6]; 5. 70X-Spencer Bayston [4]; 6. 5X-Justin Peck [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [4]; 3. 8M-TJ Michael [3]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog [1]; 5. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 2. 3C-Cale Conley [1]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 4. 45-Trevor Baker [10]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman [4]; 6. 19-Mitch Harble [9]; 7. 29-Steve Butler [14]; 8. 28W-Allen Woods [13]; 9. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 10. 71-Ayrton Olsen [8]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 3. G1-Caleb Helms [4]; 4. 1-Nate Dussel [3]; 5. 6-Joey Saldana [9]; 6. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger [5]; 9. 4-Cap Henry [15]; 10. 99-Skylar Gee [13]; 11. 13-Paul McMahan [17]; 12. 71M-Paul May [11]; 13. 46AU-Stuart Williams [12]; 14. 52AU-Darren Mollenoyux [14]; 15. 5H-Jordan Harble [16]; 16. 3C-Cale Conley [18]; 17. 33W-Caleb Griffith [10]; 18. 57X-Andrew Palker [8]

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [5]; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [4]; 4. 16-DJ Foos [7]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [12]; 6. 70X-Spencer Bayston [9]; 7. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [10]; 8. 5X-Justin Peck [11]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [18]; 10. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg [21]; 11. 5R-Byron Reed [19]; 12. 26-Cory Eliason [22]; 13. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 14. 70-Brock Zearfoss [20]; 15. 13-Paul McMahan [25]; 16. 1ST-Gary Taylor [13]; 17. 99-Skylar Gee [26]; 18. O9-Craig Mintz [16]; 19. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [14]; 20. 3J-Trey Jacobs [15]; 21. G1-Caleb Helms [23]; 22. 1-Nate Dussel [24]; 23. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 24. 17B-Bill Balog [8]; 25. 25M-Chris Andrews [17]; 26. 14-Tony Stewart [3]

Hard Charger: #23-Hunter Schuerenberg +11

Late Models - Summit Racing Equipment

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 50-Ryan Missler[3] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[6] ; 3. 30-Nate Potts[4] ; 4. 69M-John Mayes Jr.[7] ; 5. 42*-Bob Mayer[1] ; 6. 16-Steve Sabo[5] ; 7. 27-Ken Hahn[8] ; 8. 4M-Jamie Miller[2]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 12-Doug Drown[3] ; 2. 2S-Travis Stemler[2] ; 3. 69W-Jeff Warnick[4] ; 4. 5M-Ryan Markham[5] ; 5. 55-Jeep VanWormer[8] ; 6. 25-Chris Brinley[6] ; 7. 17X-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 8. 23H-Craig Hartong[1]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 36-Matt Irey[3] ; 2. 27S-Eric Spangler[2] ; 3. 94-Mike Bores[8] ; 4. 92-Justin Chance[4] ; 5. 28-Kent Brewer[6] ; 6. 77-Steve Kester[7] ; 7. 03-Jim Gingery[5] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[1]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 77-Steve Kester[3] ; 2. 25-Chris Brinley[2] ; 3. 16-Steve Sabo[1] ; 4. 27-Ken Hahn[4] ; 5. 03-Jim Gingery[6] ; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[9] ; 8. 23H-Craig Hartong[8] ; 9. 4M-Jamie Miller[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 2. 50-Ryan Missler[2] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[3] ; 4. 12-Doug Drown[4] ; 5. 27S-Eric Spangler[6] ; 6. 55-Jeep VanWormer[14] ; 7. 36-Matt Irey[9] ; 8. 94-Mike Bores[12] ; 9. 69W-Jeff Warnick[8] ; 10. 77-Steve Kester[16] ; 11. 2S-Travis Stemler[10] ; 12. 28-Kent Brewer[15] ; 13. 30-Nate Potts[5] ; 14. 42*-Bob Mayer[13] ; 15. 69M-John Mayes Jr.[11] ; 16. 25-Chris Brinley[17] ; 17. 16-Steve Sabo[18] ; 18. 03-Jim Gingery[20] ; 19. 27-Ken Hahn[19] ; 20. 92-Justin Chance[7]

Hard Charger: #55-Jeep VanWormer +8

 

 

SEAVEY STORMS TO ANOTHER DOMINANT WIN IN JACKSONVILLE MAKEUP

JACKSONVILLE, ILL. (June 14, 2019) - Continuing his historic hot streak on Friday night, Logan Seavey of Sutter, California led all 25 laps of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League makeup feature from April 28 to score a dominating victory at Jacksonville Speedway. Driving the Keith Kunz Motorsports, Mobil 1, Bullet/Toyota No. 67, Seavey won his third consecutive feature, making it six victories in nine starts this season, and pushing his career total to 13 POWRi National Midget triumphs.

Continuing the program from a rained out portion of an April 28 appearance alongside the World of Outlaws, this rescheduled race saw its own struggles with Mother Nature. Small afternoon showers delayed the start, but the makeup feature would run, although the evening's Illinois SPEED Week show would eventually be postponed.

Starting on the pole position, Seavey outgunned his KKM teammate, Tucker Klaasmeyer of Paola, Kansas, into turn one and controlled the early lead. Breaking away as the lead pack, all eyes were glued on Seavey, Klaasmeyer and third-runner Cannon McIntosh, as the trio snuck away on a heavy track.

A restart with seven laps in the books shuffled the back end of the podium as a slight bobble from McIntosh opened the door for Jesse Love, who seized his shot and rocketed into the third position.

From there, attention returned again to the front of the field as Klaasmeyer approached Seavey with his sights set on a sneaky move into lap traffic. The reigning POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget champion, Klaasmeyer pulled the Link Belt Excavators, Bullet/Toyota No. 27 close to Seavey's machine on several occasions, but struggled to find an opening to make his move.

As the checkered flag dropped on the makeup feature, it was California's Logan Seavey scoring yet another dominant wire-to-wire victory aboard his Keith Kunz Motorsports, Mobil 1, Bullet/Toyota No. 67. The 2017 POWRi National Midget champion and current Illinois SPEED Week points leader, Seavey is on a historic run as the summer swing heats up. The 22-year old superstar has racked up six POWRi Midget victories in nine starts this year, including the last three straight, pushing his total to 13 career triumphs.

Tucker Klaasmeyer followed Seavey to the stripe and snagged a strong second-place finish aboard his Keith Kunz Motorsports, Link Belt Excavators, Bullet/Toyota No. 27. Rounding out the podium in only his second-career start, 14-year old Jesse Love of Redwood City, Calif. placed the Keith Kunz Motorsports, JBL Audio, Bullet/Toyota No. 97K in third-place with a stellar bid.

Cannon McIntosh of Bixby, Okla. brought the Dave Mac Motorsports, Drive WFX, Spike/Toyota No. 08 home in fourth-place, while Zach Daum concluded the top five aboard his Daum Motorsports No. 5D. Closing out the top ten was Holley Hollan in sixth, Jesse Colwell in seventh, Tanner Carrick in eighth, Daison Pursley in ninth and Joe B. Miller in tenth.

The sixth annual Illinois SPEED Week carries on tomorrow with a trip to the "Mighty" Macon Speedway, followed by the SPEED Week finale on Sunday, June 16 at Lincoln Speedway.

For fans unable to attend in-person, Speed Shift TV will have you covered with a live pay-per-view broadcast of both nights. Head over to www.speedshifttv.com to order your viewing pass today!

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POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Main Event (Makeup from 4/28): 1. 67-Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (1); 2. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (2); 3. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (5); 4. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (4); 5. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (7); 6. 67K-Holley Hollan (13), Broken Arrow, OK; 7. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (8); 8. 71K-Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (6); 9. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (15); 10. 21KS-Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO (18); 11. 17-Austin Brown, Millstadt, IL (14); 12. 57B-Clinton Boyles, Lee's Summit, MO (17); 13. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (19); 14. 19S-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (12); 15. 22-Andy Malpocker, St. Charles, MO (10); 16. 3B-Shelby Bosie, Sherman, IL (3); 17. 3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (9); 18. 11-Daniel Robinson, Ewing, IL (11); 19. 97-Tanner Thorson, Minden, NV (16); 20. 47BC-Andrew Layser, Collegeville, PA; 21. 39BC-Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (DNS); 22. 11B-Kaylee Bryson, Muskogee, OK (DNS); 23. 50-Daniel Adler, St. Louis, MO (DNS). Lap Leader(s): Seavey 1-25. Hard Charger(s): Miller +8.

 

 

Horstman grabs Run for the Rabbit win at Limaland

6/14/19 by Gerry Keysor

Lima OH

After losing the entire month of May to weather, Limaland Motorsports Park swug open the gates for the 2nd consecutive week to great weather, a great crowd, and some fantastic racing. Cloverdale Ohio's Jared Horstman picked up the win in the 18th Annual Run for the Rabbit in the family owned No. 17 360 Sprint car, with No 21 Taylor Cook grabbing the Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modified feature win, and No. 7C Jordan Conover picking up his 2nd consecutive feature victory in Budweiser Thunderstocks action.

Kicking off the night were the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders in their 25 lap A Main honoring Travis "The Rabbit" Miller. The fans were treated to a 4 abreast parade lap before the feature with No. 17 Jared Horstman pulling out front to lead the field in memory of Miller who also ran the No. 17 during his time in Sprint car racing at Limaland. No. 5W Jeff Williams and Horstman would bring the field to green with Williams leading thru turns 1&2 but Horstman would use a slide job in turns 3 and 4 to take the lead. The action stayed furious through the field with No 22H Randy Hannagan making his move to 2nd on lap 2 and trying to close on Horstman. No. 49 Shawn Dancer of Delphos Ohio would make his way to 3rd on lap 13, but could climb no higher. Horstman got held up by lapped traffic late in the race which allowed Hannagan to close in, but laps would run out as Horstman would go wire to wire, winning over Hannagan, Dancer, Williams, and No. 12H Luke Hall. Quick time was set by Horstman. Heat races were won by Horstman, Williams and Dancer

In Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modified feature action, No. 21 Taylor Cook and No. 17T Michael Tarlton would pace the field to the green flag. Tarlton would grab the lead and hold it thru multiple cautions with a patient Cook hanging just a couple car lengths back and staying within striking distance throughout the 20 lap feature. The final cautionwould wave on lap 18, and on the restart, Cook made a diving move to Tarltons inside in turns one and 2, Tarlton battled back down the straight away, and would battle alongside Cook for the white flag. When the leaders came around the final time to turns 3 and 4, Tarlton went for a slidejob with Cook crossing over and holding on to take an exciting win. Tarlton would finish 2nd, with No. 34x Shane O'Connor 3rd, No. 95j Jerry Bowersock 4th, and No. 65 Todd Sherman completing the top 5. Heat races were won by Tarlton, Cook, O'Connor and No. 2B Darryl Banks. B Mains were won by No. 16 Jeff Koz, and No. 463 Daniel Sanchez.

Completing the nights action were the Bud Thunderstocks in their 15 lap feature. UNOH Racer No. 00 Brandon Pralley and No. 82 Chris Douglas would bring the field to green with Douglas grabbing the early lead. The caution flag would fly on lap 1, 3 and 4, keeping the field bunched up, and not allowing Douglas to get away. On lap 7, No. 7C Conover would challenge Douglas for the lead and would take it for good on lap 8, grabbing his 2nd consecutive feature win. Douglas would finish 2nd, with No. 22T Tony Anderson 3rd, No. 463 Daniel Sanchez 4th, and Pralley rounding out the top 5. Heat races were won by No. J1 Jeff Matheny, Anderson, and Douglas.

Limaland Motorosports Park is back in action next Friday night June 21st when Ohio Logistics presents Leg #8 of the 37th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek, featuring Tony Stewart's Oliie Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars. Also in action will be the Northwest Phyisical Therapy UMP Modifieds.

Grandstand Gates Open at 5:00 p.m., Pit Gates Open 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.,Warm Ups @ 6:30 p.m., Racing @ 7:30 p.m.

Adult general admission – $22 Young Adults (11-15) – $11 Children 10 & Under – Free Pit Pass(all ages) – $40

Limaland Motorsports Park - 6/14/2019 Anheuser Busch Sales of Lima Busch Clash, and Run for the Rabbit presented by Tim Hogan's Dalton Georgia Carpet Outlet

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints Qualifying - 1. 17-Jared Horstman, 12.930; 2. 35-Ron Blair, 13.095; 3. 28H-Hud Horton, 13.123; 4. 18-Todd Heuerman, 13.461; 5. 5W-Jeff Williams, 13.484; 6. 66-Chase Dunham, 13.553; 7. 22H-Randy Hannagan, 13.592; 8. 23-Devon Dobie, 13.656; 9. 18J-Rj Jacobs, 13.669; 10. 12-Luke Hall, 13.677; 11. 7-Shawn Valenti, 13.849; 12. 11-Tim Allison, 13.870; 13. 24-Kobe Allison, 13.875; 14. 17M-Max Stambaugh, 13.959; 15. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.992; 16. 14-Luke Daugherty, 14.009; 17. 2X-Mike Grigsby, 14.035; 18. 16B-Ricky Peterson, 14.309; 19. 37-Noah Dunlap, 14.533

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 17-Jared Horstman; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan; 3. 12-Luke Hall; 4. 18-Todd Heuerman; 5. 24-Kobe Allison; 6. 14-Luke Daugherty; 7. 37-Noah Dunlap

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 5W-Jeff Williams; 2. 23-Devon Dobie; 3. 7-Shawn Valenti; 4. 17M-Max Stambaugh; 5. 2X-Mike Grigsby; 6. 35-Ron Blair

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 49-Shawn Dancer; 2. 66-Chase Dunham; 3. 28H-Hud Horton; 4. 16B-Ricky Peterson; 5. 11-Tim Allison; 6. 18J-Rj Jacobs

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 17-Jared Horstman[2]; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[3]; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer[4]; 4. 5W-Jeff Williams[1]; 5. 12-Luke Hall[7]; 6. 16B-Ricky Peterson[12]; 7. 17M-Max Stambaugh[11]; 8. 66-Chase Dunham[6]; 9. 18-Todd Heuerman[10]; 10. 23-Devon Dobie[5]; 11. 28H-Hud Horton[9]; 12. 35-Ron Blair[17]; 13. 11-Tim Allison[15]; 14. 24-Kobe Allison[13]; 15. 2X-Mike Grigsby[14]; 16. 14-Luke Daugherty[16]; 17. 37-Noah Dunlap[19]

 

 

SEAVEY SOARS TO SPEED WEEK SUCCESS AT FAYETTE COUNTY

BROWNSTOWN, ILL. (June 13, 2019) - As the sixth annual Illinois SPEED Week kicked off on Thursday night at Fayette County Speedway, the story for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League looked quite familiar; that being the dominance of Logan Seavey this season. Leading all 30 laps, the Sutter, California native drove a flawless race and took the Keith Kunz Motorsports, Mobil 1, Spike/Toyota No. 67 to victory lane for the fifth time in eight races, opening his pursuit of back-to-back SPEED Week titles on top.

Earning high point man honors with an eighth-to-second heat race bid, Seavey quickly outdueled KKM teammate Holley Hollan into turn one and assumed the race lead. Early on, it looked as if an RMS Racing attack was in store as teammates Thomas Meseraull aboard the No. 7X and Michael Pickens in the No. 1NZ stormed into second and third as they began swapping sliders.

Meseraull was able to throw a slight challenge towards Seavey for the lead, but a caution with nine laps down set a wild four-way fight for the runner-up spot. Going back to green, Zach Daum momentarily snuck into second and brought Tanner Thorson, who started 11th, with him, making the battle for second between Daum, Thorson, Meseraull and Pickens.

Throttling around the outside, Thorson gunned the Walker Filters No. 98 into second and around Daum prior to the halfway point. Taking advantage of a restart, Thorson chunked a slider towards Seavey with the top spot up for grabs, but Seavey was well-prepared, mashing the gash and driving around the outside to maintain control.

From there, Seavey commanded the field with ease as he worked the high line into lap traffic and stretched his lead over Thorson. Throughout the closing laps, all eyes turned to Jesse Colwell and Jerry Coons Jr., who were locked in a side-by-side affair with the final podium position up for grabs.

In the end, Logan Seavey of Sutter, California ran away with a dominating wire-to-wire victory to open up the sixth annual Illinois SPEED Week with a win at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown. The Keith Kunz Motorsports combatant extended his POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League points lead, took control of the Illinois SPEED Week title chase, and snagged his fifth POWRi win of 2019 aboard the Mobil 1, Spike/Toyota No. 67.

"This was just really my style of race track with a big cushion and a little bottom," said Seavey in victory lane. "We were banging the fence down in turn four and especially on exit it gets real tricky with a big curb and you're trying to not fall off the track. I was nervous with all of those restarts, but I know once I got this thing going around the top that we would be fine."

Driving from 11th-to-second, Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nev. offered a stellar run through the pack as he snagged runner-up honors aboard the Walker Filters, Spike/Toyota No. 98. Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, Calif. Completed a Keith Kunz Motorsports podium sweep as he placed the KKM Classic, Spike/Toyota No. 71 in third-place. Jerry Coons Jr. of Tucson, Ariz. Maneuvered from 13th-to-fourth aboard the Petry Motorsports No. 25, while Ethan Mitchell of Mooresville, N.C. closed out the top ten with a hard-charging 20th-to-fifth bid.

Rounding out the top ten at Fayette County Speedway was Michael Pickens in sixth, Thomas Meseraull in seventh, Tanner Carrick in eighth, Cannon McIntosh in ninth and Zach Daum in tenth.

Continuing tomorrow night with the second of four rounds, Illinois SPEED Week will move on to Jacksonville Speedway for a Friday, June 14 showing. A Saturday, June 15 appearance at Macon Speedway will lead into the finale on Sunday, June 16 at Lincoln Speedway.

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Smith Titanium Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 1NZ-Michael Pickens, Auckland, NZ (1); 2. 7X-Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA (4); 3. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (6); 4. 71K-Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (5); 5. 42-Hank Davis, Sand Springs, OK (8); 6. 35-Sterling Cling, Tempe, AZ (2); 7. 72-Sam Johnson, St. Peters, MO (7); 8. 11-Daniel Robinson, Ewing, IL (3).

Keizer Wheels Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (1); 2. 67-Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (8); 3. 22-Andy Malpocker, St. Charles, MO (5); 4. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (4); 5. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (2); 6. 4D-Robert Dalby, Anaheim, CA (6); 7. 7M-Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (7); 8. 3B-Shelby Bosie, Sherman, IL (3).

Saldana Racing Products Heat Three (8 Laps):
1. 67K-Holley Hollan, Tulsa, OK (3); 2. 25-Jerry Coons Jr., Tucson, AZ (1); 3. 98-Tanner Thorson, Minden, NV (5); 4. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (8); 5. 19M-Ethan Mitchell, Mooresville, NC (4); 6. 20-Cody Weisensel (6); 7. 9X-Chris Baue, Indianapolis, IN (7); 8. 85-Grady Chandler, Edmond, OK (2).

Rod End Supply Heat Four (8 Laps):
1. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (2); 2. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (3); 3. 17-Austin Brown, Millstadt, IL (5); 4. 103-Broc Hunnell, Eolia, MO (4); 5. 3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (7); 6. 8M-Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (6); 7. 5T-Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (1); 8. 50-Daniel Adler, St. Louis, MO (8).

Toyota Racing B-Main (12 Laps):
1. 28-Ace McCarthy (4); 2. 97K-Jesse Love (1); 3. 4D-Robert Dalby (5); 4. 19M-Ethan Mitchell (3); 5. 72-Sam Johnson (9); 6. 35-Sterling Cling (8); 7. 85-Grady Chandler (16); 8. 7M-Chance Morton (10); 9. 50-Daniel Adler (12); 10. 103-Broc Hunnell (2); 11. 11-Daniel Robinson (14); 12. 3B-Shelby Bosie (15); 13. 5T-Presley Truedson (13); 14. 20-Cody Weisensel (6); 15. 8M-Kade Morton (7); 16. 9X-Chris Baue (11).

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 67-Logan Seavey (1); 2. 98-Tanner Thorson (11); 3. 71-Jesse Colwell (5); 4. 25-Jerry Coons Jr. (13); 5. 19M-Ethan Mitchell (20); 6. 1NZ-Michael Pickens (6); 7. 7X-Thomas Meseraull (4); 8. 71K-Tanner Carrick (15); 9. 08-Cannon McIntosh (7); 10. 5D-Zach Daum (3); 11. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (8); 12. 17-Austin Brown (12); 13. 67K-Holley Hollan (2); 14. 42-Hank Davis (14); 15. 97K-Jesse Love (18); 16. 3N-Jake Neuman (16); 17. 8M-Kade Morton (23); 18. 28-Ace McCarthy (17); 19. 72-Sam Johnson (21); 20. 9-Daison Pursley (9); 21. 4D-Robert Dalby (19); 22. 22-Andy Malpocker (10); 23. 35-Sterling Cling (22).
Lap Leader(s): Seavey 1-30.
Hard Charger(s): Mitchell +15.

NEW Illinois SPEED Week Point Standings (Through 1 of 4 Races):
1. 300 PTS - Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (Keith Kunz Motorsports #67)
2. 290 PTS - Tanner Thorson, Minden, NV (Keith Kunz Motorsports #98)
3. 280 PTS - Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (Keith Kunz Motorsports #71)
4. 270 PTS - Jerry Coons Jr., Tucson, AZ (Petry Motorsports #25)
5. 260 PTS - Ethan Mitchell, Mooresville, NC (Bundy Built Motorsports #19M)
6. 250 PTS - Michael Pickens, Auckland, NZ (RMS Racing #1NZ)
7. 240 PTS - Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA (RMS Racing #7X)
8. 230 PTS - Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (Keith Kunz Motorsports #71K)
9. 220 PTS - Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (Dave Mac Motorsports #08)
10. 210 PTS - Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (Daum Motorsports #5D)

 

 

Westfall Roars To SpeedSTR Win; Nash Ely Nabs 600 Sprint Victory At Action Track USA on 6/12

Neary Is All Star Slingshot Victor; Cole Is Cool In Junior Slingshot Triumph

Kutztown, PA (June 12) - Ohio's Matt Westfall figured his luck would change (for the better) sooner or later, but he was having some doubts and feeling a little snakebit...until Wednesday, June 12, that is.

Westfall rebounded from a disappointing finish in Sunday night's Flying Farmer 40 to win the USAC All Pro SpeedSTR main at Championship Energy Action Track USA on Wednesday. The victory occurred on Glick Fire Equipment First Responder Night presented by Belfor Property Restoration of Allentown, and Westfall was the first to respond in the quest for the checkered flag.

He was leading Sunday's 40-lapper when a fuel line ruptured, sending him to the pits and ending his evening. There were no such issues on Wednesday, though, as "the Flying Buckeye" shot into the lead from his outside front-row starting spot and led all the way to register his second career SpeedSTR victory at the Berks County oval.

"Finally got some luck to go with our speed," said Westfall in victory lane. "We've been fast; just had our share of bad luck. Hopefully this is the start of a streak of good luck. Hats off to Milt (Aquilini) and all the guys who work on this thing...it was really strong tonight."

His assessment was understated. Westfall streaked out to big leads on several occasions, only to have a yellow flag interrupt his progress and bring him back to his pursuers. But the open wheel veteran simply mashed the accelerator and took off again each time the green reappeared.

Billy Pauch Jr. and Erick Rudolph (making his SpeedSTR debut) executed a double flip in turn four on lap one. Both were able to continue with Rudolph making a pit stop under yellow to facilitate some hasty repairs to his No. 17. Because the yellow was thrown for a stalled Tom Mayberry prior to the double roll-over in turn four, and because he did not make a pit stop, Pauch was permitted to get his spot back. Rudolph had to drop to the rear of the field for the restart.

Westfall mosied out to a big lead as the race went back to green. with TJ Mayberry and Steve Buckwalter battling for second. With Westfall riding off into the sunset, Mayberry and S. Buckwalter dueled for the runner-up position. When Steve dropped out, it was his cousin, Tim Buckwalter, who took up the pursuit of Mayberry. He and TJ threw some vicious sliders at one another until Tim Buckwalter claimed the spot at the halfway mark of the 25-lapper. When T. Buckwalter zipped past TJ Mayberry to stake a claim on the runner-up slot, he brought Billy Pauch Jr. with him.

A yellow with ten to go provided some extreme nervousness for the leader, as Casey Boone spun right in front of the leader in turn two. Westfall was able to avoid disaster and got around the No. 1c without any issues. On the restart, Pauch Jr. slipped under T. Buckwalter for second and set sail after Westfall. Terrific racing was happening behind the leaders, as TJ Mayberry, Briggs Danner (also involved in that skirmish with one lap complete), Mike Mahaney, and Rudolph were slugging it out for positions four through seven. Intense action among this group featured side by side and three-wide action with positions being swapped consistently. Unfortunately, Mayberry and Danner got together in turn four with two to go. Both flipped to bring out the red flag, ending fantastic runs by both wheel-twisters.

Westfall endured the yellows/reds, and he paced the final pair of trips around the lightning-fast clay oval to record the victory over a fast-closing Pauch Jr. Tim Buckwalter wound up third with Pat Bealer and Erick Rudolph completing the top five.

Rick Eckert (11.835-seconds) and Pat Bealer were quickest in the timed dashes and transferred directly to the 30-lap feature. Alex Bright, Westfall, and Steve Buckwalter were heat race winners and Ken Meisner won the B-Main.

Nash Ely's first Action Track USA triumph could be summed up by the famous line in an old television commercial: "He did it the old fashioned way...he earned it."

Ely, the Maryland teenager who races out of Sinking Spring, PA, captured his initial victory in the Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprints after a spirited scuffle with Tyler Lindsay and Jacob Severn. Lindsay led early as Ely and Severn slugged it out for the runner-up position. Ely eventually dispensed with Severn and set his sights on Lindsay, who was also bidding for his first win at the track that sits on the Kutztown Fairgrounds. After numerous sliders and nose-to-nose racing, Ely shoved the nose of his No. 22 ahead of Lindsay to (barely) lead lap 14.

Ely bolted away on a restart with ten to go, but Severn took over second and reeled in the leader as the laps clicked off in rapid fashion. Severn threw a slide job to temporarily sneak in front, but Ely charged back and reclaimed the top spot with two to go. Kenny Miller III, who notched one of the 600 Sprint wins on Sunday, suddenly came to life and blasted into the runner-up position as Severn bobbled in one and two. Miller dove to the bottom in three and four, nearly drawing even with the leader, but Ely's momentum off the top of turn four was enough to propel him to the heart-pounding victory. Miller chased him to the checkered with Severn, Billy Koch, and Lindsay rounding out the top five.

Scott Neary started second but grabbed the lead on the opening tour of the All Star Slingshot 30-lap main. Justin Thompson motored to second in the early laps as Dave Carraghan battled one of his teammates, Tyler Hoch, for third. With Neary cruising out front, some hard-nosed racing took place behind him with Carraghan finally securing third, then wrestling second away from Thompson on the eighth revolution. Dylan Hoch, Carraghan's other Hoch Motorsports teammate, steered into third at halfway. While Carraghan closed in on the leader when Neary was forced to deal with lapped traffic, he could not muster a serious challenge and Neary went on to score his first Action Track USA victory. Carraghan, D. Hoch, Jared Silfee, and Thompson completed the top five.

Tucker Cole led all the way to win the 15-lap Junior Slingshot feature. Kasey Hufcut muscled his way past Logan Bauman to move into second place on lap three. Eighth-starting Tyler Ulsh weaved his way to third on the fourth tour, and that is the way they finished, with Cole leading Hufcut, Ulsh, Bauman, and James Hendricks to the checkered flag.

RESULTS:

USAC All-Pro SpeedSTRs (30 Laps) -- 1. Matt Westfall 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Tim Buckwalter 4. Pat Bealer 5. Erick Rudolph 6. Alex Yankowski 7. Mike Mahaney 8. Matt Janisch 9. Trevor Kobylarz 10. Rick Eckert 11. Stephen Nederostek 12. Ken Meisner 13. Kevin Graver 14. Chad Jones 15. Casey Boone 16. Briggs Danner 17. TJ Mayberry 18. Steve Buckwalter 19. Earl Paules 20. Brad Brightbill 21. Alex Bright 22. Tom Mayberry 23. Dan Leaper.

DNQ: Gary Wagner; Andy Haus.

Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprint Cars (25 Laps) -- 1. Nash Ely 2. Kenny Miller 3. Jacob Severn 4. Billy Koch 5. Tyler Lindsay 6. Joe Kay 7. Colin White 8. Jesse Mauer 9. Richie Hartman 10. Jacob Balliet 11. Chad Sandt 12. Eddie Strada 13. Billy Pauch Jr. 14. Joe Nemeth 15. Tyler Brehm 16. Mike Mahaney 17. Doug Snyder 18. Scott Slater 19. Fred Heinly 20. Logan Rumsey 21. Brad Smith 22. Jared Lilly 23. James Morris 24. Mike Linderman 25. Tim Buckwalter 26. Joey Amantea 27. Jay Hartman. DNS: Alex Bright.

DNQ: Andy Ressler; Adrianna Delliponti; Don Colaluce.

All-Star Slingshot (30 Laps) -- 1. Scott Neary 2. Dave Carraghan 3. Dylan Hoch 4. Jared Silfee 5. Justin Thompson 6. Kyle Herve 7. Dakota Kohler 8. Brett Bieber 9. Nick Vinciguerra 10. Tyler Hoch 11. Austin Daniels 12. Gavin Danner 13. Mark Mohr 14. Josh Patterson 15. Devin Whitmoyer 16. Ryan Davey 17. Justin Schenk 18. Tanner VanDoren 19. Matt Miller 20. Faith Turnbaugh 21. Bryce Smith 22. CJ Fritz 23. James Mohr.

Junior Slingshots (15 Laps) -- 1. Tucker Cole 2. Kasey Hufcut 3. Tyler Ulsh 4. Logan Bauman 5. James Hendricks 6. Jacob Taylor 7. Payton Fasnacht 8. Aidan Donaldson 9. Joshua Allen 10. Aaron Dilner 11. Kylie Hendricks 12. Talan Carter 13. Paul Hartwig III 14. Jax Yohn 15. Joey Lyle 16. Wyatt Tashler.

Ankiewicz Enterprises/ Mayor Keith Gerhart 600 Sprint Mad Scramble (10 Laps) - 1.Chad Sandt (Transfer to Feature and $50 cash), 2.Mike Mahaney (Hoosier RR Tire), 3.Scott Slater (Vahlco Wheel), 4.Joe Nemeth (10 Gallons Methanol), 5.Jared Lilly (Precision Hydraulic Oil Change Kit), 6.Andy Ressler (RTS Gift Certificate), 7.Logan Rumsey (TSL Shocks Gift Certificate), 8.Adrianna Delliponti (Hyper Racing Gift Certificate), 9.Don Colaluce (FK Rod Ends), 10.Fred Heinly (Saldana Gift Certificate), 11.Brad Smith (Pyrotect Racing Cells Gift Certificate).

 

 

Bubak Best in Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Nationals Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 13, 2019) – The opening leg of the Third Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals picked up right where the 2018 edition left off with a pair of Jakes slugging it out for the Thursday night feature win atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

This time, Arvada, Colorado’s Jake Bubak turned the tables on defending event champion Jake Martens of Fairview, OK, battling into the lead on the 17th round and racing on to the stripe aboard the Dubose/Well-powered Coyote Candle Company No. 74b Maxim ahead of Nebraska resident Jason Martin and Martens.

“I feel like we got one taken away from us last year, we’re here to win the whole thing this time,” Bubak commented after putting himself atop the point charts and in prime position to secure a lock-in position to Saturday’s $3,000-to-win finale.

While Bubak snared Sprint Car honors over a field of 42 entries, Bucklin’s Reagan Sellard held off Tathan Burkhart to capture his second IMCA Hobby Stock feature win in a row.

With Bubak pulling the eight in the redraw to start the 25-lap feature outside the fourth row, Martens and Oklahoma City’s Tanner Conn led the way to the green flag.

Martens gunned into the early lead ahead of Conn with defending track champion Steven Richardson working past Jed Werner for third in the opening handful of laps.  Richardson moved in to challenge Conn for second, only to have the right rear wheel come off getting into turn three on the 11th round.  Richardson took a tumble that drew the night’s lone red flag but was able to walk away.

Conn went to work on Martens for the lead on the restart and used the high side to take command exiting turn two on the 13th circuit, only to have the move negated by Andy Shouse’s turn four caution.

Conn stumbled on the ensuing restart, losing several positions with Bubak taking over second.  Bubak went to work on Martens in short order with the duo swapping the point on the 16th round before Bubak took over for keeps one lap later.

“I was able to find the top early and got going,” Bubak commented.  “Jake (Martens) was working the bottom really well, I couldn’t make it stick down there so I just used the top.”

After starting 13th, Jason Martin battled past Martens for second on the 21st round with Martens surviving a tap with the turn two wall to hold off Mustang, Oklahoma’s Steven Shebester for third.   Shebester was fourth with Jed Werner rounding out the top five.

Two-time track champion Taylor Velasquez was sixth with current Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car points leader in seventh.  Zach Blurton was eighth, Tony Bruce, Jr., recovered from heat race issues to transfer from “B” Main action and raced from 21st to ninth with Conn completing the top ten.

Werner, Richardson, Shebester, Blurton and Ray Seemann topped heat race action with David Luckie and Aric Sooter topping “B” Main action.

In the 15-lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature event, two-time and defending track champion Reagan Sellard raced into the lead on the second round then held off Tathan Burkhart over the final half of the race to take the win by a car-length.

Dion Priddy claimed the show position behind Sellard and Burkhart with Matt O’Hair and Duane Wahrman rounding out the top five.

The Third Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals resumes with a second night of preliminary action on Friday night leading the way into Saturday’s championship finale.  The Kansas Antique Racers (KARS) join in on both nights with IMCA Stock Cars rounding out Friday’s card and IMCA Sport Modifieds filling out Saturday’s card.

Dodge City Raceway Park – Third Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals

June 13, 2019 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) & Sprint Series of Oklahoma (SSO):

Heat One (8 Laps):  1. 50-Jed Werner, 2. 12-Bob Schaeffer, 3. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 4. 911-Ty Williams, 5. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 6. 83-Austin McLean, 7. E85-Tyler Knight, 8. 30-Brandon Hickman, 9. 24-Cody Hays.

Heat Two (8 Laps):  1. 0-Steven Richardson, 2. 5x-Jason Martin, 3. 33-Koby Walters, 4. 55b-Brandon Anderson, 5. 32k-Chris Kelley, 6. 98-J.D. Johnson, 7 11x-Tony Bruce, Jr., 8. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 9. 1x-Don Droud, Jr.

Heat Three (8 Laps):  1. 16s-Steven Shebester, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 78-Tanner Conn, 4. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 5. 11p-Preston Peebles II, 6. 29-Dalton Webb, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott, 8. 49-Kris Moore.

Heat Four (8 Laps):  1. 2J-Zach Blurton, 2. 48-Jake Martens, 3. 74b-Jake Bubak, 4. 28-Tracey Hill, 5. 224-Aric Sooter, 6. 11m-Chris Muhler, 7. 17x-Kade Hagans, 8. 54-Michael Gossman.

Heat Five (8 Laps):  1. 72-Ray Seemann, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 27-Andy Shouse, 4. 45d-David Luckie, 5. 10-Jordan Knight, 6. 45-Monty Ferreira, 7. 2b-Brett Becker, 8. 88J-Jeremy Huish.

First “B” Main (12 Laps):  1. 45d-David Luckie, 2. 55b-Brandon Anderson, 3. 11x-Tony Bruce, Jr., 4. 32k-Chris Kelley, 5. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 6. 11m-Chris Muhler, 7. 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 8. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 9. E85-Tyler Knight, 10. 18-Brandon Sprott, 11. 10-Jordan Knight, 12. 98-J.D. Johnson, 13. 49-Kris Moore (DNS).

Second “B” Main (12 Laps):  1. 224-Aric Sooter, 2. 28-Tracey Hill, 3. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 4. 45-Monty Ferreira, 5. 2b-Brett Becker, 6. 83-Austin McLean, 7. 17x-Kade Hagans, 8. 29-Dalton Webb, 9. 30-Brandon Hickman, 10. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 11. 24-Cody Hays, 12. 11p-Preston Peebles II, 13. 54-Michael Gossman (DNS).

“A” Main (25 Laps):  1. 74b-Jake Bubak (8), 2. 5x-Jason Martin (13), 3. 48-Jake Martens (1), 4. 16s-Steven Shebester (5), 5. 50-Jed Werner (4), 6. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (12), 7. 49x-Luke Cranston (11), 8. 2J-Zach Blurton (6), 9. 11x-Tony Bruce, Jr. (21), 10. 78-Tanner Conn (2), 11. 45d-David Luckie (17), 12. 97-Brian Herbert (7), 13. 911-Ty Williams (10), 14. 55b-Brandon Anderson (19), 15. 33-Koby Walters (15), 16. 72-Ray Seemann (9), 17. 28-Tracey Hill (20), 18. 45x-Kyler Johnson (22), 19. 224-Aric Sooter (18), 20. 12-Bob Schaeffer (14), 21. 27-Andy Shouse (16), 22. 0-Steven Richardson (3).

Lap Leaders:  Jake Martens 1-16, Jake Bubak 17-25.

 

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Heat One (8 Laps):  1. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 2. 68d-Dion Priddy, 3. 3-Brian Thomas, 4. 7-Tom Reed, 5. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 6. 69-Danny Schulte, 7. 81-Skeets Salazar.

Heat Two (8 Laps):  1. 250-Tathan Burkhart, 2. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 3. 19-Brett Copeland, 4. 24b-Sheri Berger, 5. 12k-Brooke Russell, 6. 5s-Derrick Sprott (DNS).

“A” Main (15 Laps):  1. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 2. 250-Tathan Burkhart, 3. D68-Dion Priddy, 4. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 5. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 6. 69-Danny Schulte, 7. 19-Brett Copeland, 8. 81-Skeets Salazar, 9. 7-Tom Reed, 10. 12k-Brooke Russell, 11. 3-Brian Thomas, 12. 24b-Sheri Berger, 13. 5s-Derrick Sprott.

 

Third Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals Points through Night One (Top 6 in combined points from Thursday and Friday lock into Saturday’s Triple 8 Trucking Dash for Cash – Balance to Saturday heat’s with invert of six in each heat):

Rank

##

Name

Heat Points

B Points

A Points

Total Points

1

74b

Jake Bubak (Arvada, CO)

17.5

0

100

117.5

2

5x

Jason Martin (Lincoln, NE)

18.0

0

95

113.0

3

48

Jake Martens (Fairview, OK)

19.5

0

91

110.5

4

16s

Steven Shebester (Mustang, OK)

20.0

0

88

108.0

5

50

Jed Werner

20.5

0

85

105.5

6

21x

Taylor Velasquez (Turpin, OK)

17.0

0

82

99.0

7

49x

Luke Cranston (Garden City, KS)

18.5

0

79

97.5

8

2J

Zach Blurton (Quinter, KS)

20.5

0

76

96.5

9

78

Tanner Conn (Oklahoma City, OK)

18.0

0

70

88.0

10

97

Brian Herbert (Kinsley, KS)

19.5

0

66

85.5

11

45d

David Luckie (Lubbock, TX)

14.0

0

68

82.0

12

911

Ty Williams (Arcadia, OK)

16.0

0

64

80.0

13

11x

Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS)

6.8

0

73

79.8

14

72

Raymond Seemann (Jetmore, KS)

20.0

0

58

78.0

15

55b

Brandon Anderson (Glenpool, OK)

14.5

0

62

76.5

16

33

Koby Walters (Liberal, KS)

16.0

0

60

76.0

17

28

Tracey Hill (Liberal, KS)

13.1

0

54

67.1

18

12

Bob Schaeffer (New Castle, CO)

17.7

0

48

65.7

19

45x

Kyler Johnson

12.5

0

52

64.5

20

0

Steven Richardson (Liberal, KS)

20.0

0

44

64.0

21

224

Aric Sooter (Amarillo, TX)

13.0

0

50

63.0

22

27

Andy Shouse (Oklahoma City, OK)

15.7

0

46

61.7

23

32k

Chris Kelley (Moore, OK)

12.5

44

0

56.5

24

51r

Ross Essenburg (Garden City, KS)

13.4

42

0

55.4

25

45

Monty Ferriera (Lincoln, NE)

10.5

44

0

54.5

26

11m

Chris Muhler (Brighton, CO)

11.0

40

0

51.0

27

2b

Brett Becker (Odessa, TX)

8.5

42

0

50.5

28

83

Austin McLean

10.5

40

0

50.5

29

29

Dalton Webb (Golden, CO)

11.0

36

0

47.0

30

17x

Kade Hagans (LaCrosse, KS)

7.1

38

0

45.1

31

e85

Tyler Knight (Spearville, KS)

9.0

34

0

43.0

32

10

Jordan Knight (Wright, KS)

12.0

30

0

42.0

33

88J

Jeremy Huish (Jetmore, KS)

5.4

36

0

41.4

34

1x

Don Droud, Jr. (Lincoln, NE)

2.5

38

0

40.5

35

11p

Preston Peebles II (Lubbock, TX)

12.5

28

0

40.5

36

18

Brandon Sprott (Spearville, KS)

7.1

32

0

39.1

37

30

Brandon Hickman (Lubbock, TX)

4.8

34

0

38.8

38

98

J.D. Johnson (Wichita, KS)

10.5

28

0

38.5

39

33k

Aaron Ploussard (Oberlin, KS)

6.0

32

0

38.0

40

24

Cody Hays (Edmond, OK)

2.2

30

0

32.2

41

49

Kris Moore (Dodge City, KS)

4.5

26

0

30.5

42

54

Michael Gossman (Newcastle, OK)

4.5

26

0

30.5

 

 

 

Wheeler, K. Williamson, Braaten, And King Get Kids Night Wins At Cottage Grove

 By Ben Deatherage

 Cottage Grove, Oregon- Saturday, June 8th, was Kids Night at Cottage Grove Speedway making it the only evening of racing with the Kart races the night before getting rained out. CGS would like to thank all the fine folks and businesses that donated bicycles, the track was able to give away over fifty bikes. Classes in action included 360 Sprints, Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, and Dwarf Cars.

Central Point’s Jake Wheeler did not disappoint in the 360 Sprint main. Wheeler obtained the lead in lapped traffic on the seventh trip past the flag stand and went on to win the race. It is his first career 360 win at CGS and is the first Oregon driver to win in the division since September 9th, 2017. Coburg’s Kevin Williamson dominated the Mohawk Metal IMCA Modified main event. Williamson grabbed the top spot on lap four and never gave it back to win his first ever Modified race.

In the IMCA Sport Mods a number of different drivers paced the field. But it would be Jorddon Braaten obtaining the lead on lap fifteen with a late race pass. Braaten, of Central Point, parked his mount in victory lane for the second occasion of the 2019 season at Cottage Grove. Finally, Josh King took care of business in the Dwarf Car ranks. King, also from Central Point, led all but two laps of the main event and put his Dwarf in the winner’s circle.

Cottage Grove Speedway returns to racing on Friday, June 14th, and Saturday, the 15th. Friday starts the weekend with the Interstate Sprint Car Series and Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds. Being that is a Fast Friday special General Admission is only $5.00 to get in the Front Gate. Saturday is Dad’s Night and the special promotion for this evening is all dads get into the races for FREE. Classes on the card include the Wingless Sprint Series, Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds, Late Models, IMCA Sport Mods, and Hornets. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.

Race Results: Kids Night Saturday, June 8th, 2019 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

360 Sprints A Feature 1: 1. 21WR-Jake Wheeler, [2]; 2. 22-Garen Linder, [6]; 3. 18T-Tanner Holmes, [13]; 4. 6A-Kyle Miller, [4]; 5. 7-Tyler Thompson, [1]; 6. 5N-Seth Nunes, [3]; 7. 85-Ricky Ashley, [7]; 8. 12S-Steven Snawder, [5]; 9. 10K-Don Waddell, [9]; 10. 98H-Matt Hein, [8]; 11. 4D-Spencer Desbiens, [11]; 12. 6R-Morgan Burks, [12]; 13. 4M-David Marble, [10]

IMCA Modifieds A Feature 1: 1. W7-Kevin Williamson, [6]; 2. 5M-Jake Mayden, [8]; 3. 33-Paul Rea, [5]; 4. 24-Curtis Towns, [7]; 5. T85-Evan Britton, [4]; 6. 25C-Chad Groves, [9]; 7. 73-Tyler Smith, [12]; 8. 33E3-Ray Bloom, [16]; 9. 45-Jason Kocks, [1]; 10. 11-Steven Sturdevant, [13]; 11. 51-Roy Kirk Jr., [3]; 12. 44-Greg McDonald, [10]; 13. 43-Gene Powell, [11]; 14. 50V-Jim Van Loon, [14]; 15. 33E-Hunter Bloom, [2]; 16. 45S-Aaron Sheelar, [15]

IMCA SportMods A Feature 1: 1. 84-Jorddon Braaten, [12]; 2. 5-Braedon Hand, [7]; 3. 99C-Doug Coffman, [8]; 4. 43-Travis Pruitt, [5]; 5. 13-Shawn Hand, [9]; 6. 60J-Jordan Henry, [4]; 7. 98W-Mike Wilcox, [14]; 8. 217-Matt Brown, [16]; 9. 9-David Schmidt, [11]; 10. 34R-Jim Smith, [17]; 11. 12W-Brandon Wilson, [15]; 12. 29W-Buddy McHargue, [10]; 13. 24-Steve Hopkins, [6]; 14. 5T-Theran Trissell, [13]; 15. 52-Brandon Fox, [18]; 16. 59-Kevin Kirk, [1]; 17. 11B-Aaron Bloom, [3]; 18. 03G-Gavin Ropchan, [2]

Dwarf Cars A Feature: 1. 09S-Josh King; 2. 18S-Calvin Morton; 3. 24K-Justin DeMars; 4. 89Z-Henry Corbin III; 5. 18-Shane Youngren; 6. 9S-Mason Lewman; 7. 96S-Jesse Lorentz; 8. 25S-Camden Robustelli; 9. 6-Chris Kress; 10. 10S-Fred Hay; 11. 71S-Chad Cardoza; 12. 13S-Steve Walker; 13. 98O-Erin Morganstern; 14. 90Z-Herny Corbin II; 15. 01S-Chris Wright; 16. 777S-Mikey Johnson; 17. 74-Bret James; 18. 88S-John Chrisman; 19. 2S-Brock Peters

 

 

Double-X Speedway

California, MO

June 9, 2019

Sunday night saw the 3rd annual Dylan Bias Memorial Race come to the Double-X Speedway. The event is contested to honor the memory of a young racer taken from us early in life. This annual event highlights the Super Stock division with added purse money and special races. With 18 Super Stocks signing in for the evening, fans were treated to an exciting night of stock car action. The Miller and Bias families worked very hard to make the event special for the drivers with the added purse monies and special awards in the class.

Cars and drivers came from far and wide to compete in this very special event. In heat one of the evening, Warrensburg, MO veterans Marc Carter and John Brooks paced the field to the green flag. After three laps side by side Brooks would take the advantage over Carter with Derek Henson moving up to challenge the leader as the white flag waved. Side by side they raced the last lap with Henson squeezing out the victory over Brooks. Carter was third, Steve Beach fourth, Dale Berry fifth and Zack Smith credited with sixth. Heat race two saw Cole Henson take the win in a comfortable fashion over the field with Mark Davis second, John Clancy third, Ted Welschmeyer fourth, Joe Miller fifth and Cody Frazon sixth. Heat race saw Toby Ott take the early lead with Tyler Blank in second. Clayton Campbell took only a second lap to move in to the number two spot with Zach Zeugin following into the three spot. At the checkered it was Ott picking up the win with Clayton Campbell second, Zach Zeugin third, Tyler Blank fourth, Evan Hays fifth and Brandon Hays sixth.

The Hobby Stocks took to the track for two heat races with Isaiah Penton picking up the victory. Dakota Girard placed second, Matt Smith third, John Canada fourth, Chris Kammerich fifth and Josh Clark sixth. Heat two saw Chuck Coffey claiming the victory with Kyle Smith second, Jeremiah Wallingford third, Mike Schrader fourth and Karen Johnson fifth.

360 Winged Sprint Cars contested two heat races on the evening also. In heat one it was Kyle Bellm winning over Riley Kreisel. Third went to Taylor Walton, fourth was Ayrton Gennetten, fifth was claimed by Monty Ferreria and sixth went to Broc Elliott. Lanny Carpenter was credited with seventh. Heat race two had a rough start with three consecutive cautions. On the restart Tyler Blank took the lead into turn one with Tyler Utz and Randy Martin giving chase. Blank would continue to lead after a lap two restart, until a lap 5 yellow. The dash to the checkered saw Blank picking up the win over Tyler Utz, Martin was third, Timmy Smith fourth and Mackenzie Borchers fifth.

The Super Stock class ran a special Dash for Cash and it was Derek Henson standing tall in victory lane with the winners spoils including $300 and a 70 quart cooler from Clennin Farm Supply of California, MO.

The feature events rolled off with the Super Stocks leading off with a 25 lap main event first on tap. The Henson brothers Derek and Cole led the field to the green flag to begin the event. Derek Henson would use the low groove to take the lead which never grew over four car lengths for the duration of the event. Toby Ott and Marc Carter ran second and third right on the bumper for the majority of the event. Some close racing between Henson and Ott led to Ott coming to a stop on the top of turn four on lap 22. On the restart Derek Henson was still at the point with Carter and Cole Henson lining up behind him. With three laps remaining, Henson would hold the slim advantage over the field to claim the victory. Marc Carter would earn a well contested second, Cole Henson was third, Zach Zeugin was fourth and Joe Miller finished fifth after starting thirteenth. In sixth through tenth were Clayton Campbell, Ted Welschmeyer seventh, John Clancy recovered from a pit stop to finish eighth, Steve Beach was ninth and Brandon Hays rounded out the top ten.

The Hobby Stock division rolled out next on the feature slate with Chuck Coffey and Kyle Smith running one-two early and just past the halfway point Dakota Girard joined the fray. Smith and Girard would challenge the leader on the white flag lap but Coffey was not to be denied. Smith would win the duel for second with Girard finishing third. Isaiah Penton finished fourth and John Canada was fifth. Josh Clark claimed sixth on his first night at Double-X, Chris Kammerich was seventh, Matt Clark was eighth and Jeremiah Wallingford ninth.

The finale of the evening was the 360 Winged Sprint Car feature event. Central Missouri Racing supporter Tony Stuart Racing added some excitement to the event. If Tyler Blank won his fifth straight he would receive an extra $100, however, if another driver won they would receive $200 extra. The racing surface for the feature proved to be a technical one providing challenges to the drivers. Kyle Bellm took the lead from his pole position starting spot and ran near perfect laps to secure the victory. Fellow front row starter Tyler Blank would hold down second place from the green until lap 23 when he would stop at the top of turn four with a flat right rear tire. Kyle Bellm was able to maintain the advantage for the final three laps to claim his first victory of the season at Double-X . Tyler Utz posted a good finish in second, Taylor Walton was third, Ayrton Gennetten finished fourth and Randy Martin completed the top five. Completing the top ten were Riley Kreisel in sixth, Lanny Carpenter in seventh, Monty Ferreria in eighth, Timmy Smith ninth and Mackenzie Borchers tenth.

Be sure to come out next weekend as the POWRi WAR non wing sprint cars will be making their second appearance of the season. On June 23 it will be Legends and Old Timers night at the speedway.

Double-X Speedway Complete Results

June 9, 2019

Super Stocks-

Feature Event (25 laps)- 1. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville; 2. 10-Marc Carter, Warrensburg; 3. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 4. 35Z-Zach Zeugin, Fair Play; 5. 409-Joe Miller, Centertown; 6. 30C-Clayton Campbell, Otterville; 7. 21W-Ted Welschmeyer, Tebbetts; 8. 8-John Clancy,Jr., California; 9. G1- Steve Beach, Eldon, MO 10. 54-Brandon Hays, California; 11. Ott27-Toby Ott, Wheatland; 12. 116-Zack Smith, Centertown; 13. 27B-John Brooks, Warrensburg (DNF); 14. 2-Tyler Blank, California (DNF); 15. 04-Cody Frazon, LaMonte (DNF); 16. 7-Evan Hays, California (DNF); 17. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia (DNS); 18. 56-Mark Davis, Grovespring (DNS)

Heat 1- 1. D. Henson; 2. Brooks; 3. Carter; 4. Beach; 5. Berry; 6. Smith

Heat 2-1. C. Henson; 2. Davis; 3. Clancy; 4. Welschmeyer; 5. Miller; 6. Frazon

Heat 3- 1. Ott; 2. Campbell; 3. Zeugin; 4. Blank; 5. E. Hays; 6. B. Hays

Dash For Cash- 1. D. Henson; 2. Clancy; 3. Brooks; 4. Welschmeyer; 5. Campbell; 6. Ott

Hobby Stocks

Feature-1. 171- Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 2. 11K-Kyle Smith, Stover; 3. 14-Dakota Girard, Moberly; 4. 8P-Isaiah Penton, Huntsville; 5.32-John Canada, Fulton; 6. 57-Josh Clark; 7. 2F-Chris Kammerich, Pilot Grove; 8. 97-Matt Smith, Bersailles; 9. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home; 10. 96K-Karen Johnson, Marshall (DNS); 11. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia (DNS)

Heat 1-1. Penton; 2. Girard; 3. M. Smith; 4. Canada; 5. Kammerich; 6. Clark

Heat 2- 1. Coffey; 2. K.Smith; 3. Wallingford; 4. Schrader; 5. Johnson

360 Winged Sprint Cars

Feature- 1. 14K-Kyle Bellm, Nixa; 2. 3V-Tyler Utz, Sedalia; 3. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills; 5. 14-Randy Martin, California; 6. 91-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw; 7. 24-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 8. 45-Monty Ferrerria, Lincoln,NE; 9. 86-Timmy Smith, Rocheport; 10. 43-Mackenzie Borchers, Marshall; 11. 75E-Broc Elliott, California; 12. 75-Tyler Blank, California (DNF); 13. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall(DNS); 14. 4-Evan Martin, Lohman (DNS)

Heat 1- 1. Bellm; 2. Kreisel; 3. Walton; 4. Gennetten; 5. Ferrerria; 6. Elliott; 7. Carpenter

Heat 2-1. Blank; 2. Utz; 3. R. Martin; 4. Smith; 5. Borchers; 6. Brown (DNF)l; 7. E. Martin (DNS)

 

 

Murdick is the Man at Michaels Mercer Raceway; Dobrosky, Martin, Shook, and R. Jones also Win

(Mercer, PA June 8, 2019): Dave Murdick, the veteran Big Block Modified driver from Butler, PA, wrestled the lead away from Jimmy Holden early in the Diehl Ram sponsored twenty-five lapper and then he kept points leader Rex King, Jr. at bay to claim his first win of the season at Michaels Mercer Raceway.

Joining him in victory lane were Greg Dobrosky (Hards Welding and Fabrication/River Valley Butcher Block Racesaver 305 Sprint Cars), Erik Martin (Turn 4 Toilets Fastrak Limited Modifieds), Shane Shook (Ray's Racing Collectibles/Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks), and Rod Jones (Barris Trucking Modified Lites).

Murdick, who has been a fixture in the Big Block Modifieds at Mercer since 1979, gave props to two other experienced racers for his success. One, of course, was his father, Carl, who still helps out in the shop and who is in his pit every night that he races. The other was Tommy Kristyak. "I love this track," Murdick noted enthusiastically. "I learned more following Tommy Kristyak around here than anybody. He showed me the fast way around. The track has changed a little bit, but it's still the same groove."

Holden and Murdick brought the field of Diehl Ram Big Blocks to the green flag for the start of the feature. Steve Barr and King Jr. were in row two, with Skip Moore and Lonnie Riggs in the third row. Rick Regalski and Erik Martin were paired up in row four and Tom Glenn and Brad Rapp were in the fifth row.

Holden led the dash into turn one, with Murdick, King, Barr, and Riggs in tow. Holden stayed on top for just two laps before Murdick surged ahead. King Jr. followed closely in his tracks. Riggs moved up a notch on the fourth circuit, when Holden retired from the fray. Meanwhile, Barr took over fourth, while Moore, Regalski, and Rapp were fighting for the fifth position.

Murdick and King Jr. were into the lapped traffic when the race had its first stoppage on lap twelve. On the ensuing restart, it appeared as though King Jr. had taken the lead. But, the start was called off. Murdick explained, "well, he took off before the cone, and I was supposed to start the race." Murdick stayed off the throttle, forcing the restart. "So, I think they had to call it back either way." Murdick was right, and he got the advantage when the green light came on again.

Nonetheless, King Jr. applied the pressure to Murdick when the race resumed. Riggs, Barr, and Rapp continued to jockey for position, but a new player entered the game. Rex King, Sr. was part of the mix now, fighting with Moore. Moore fell off the pace two laps into the second chorus.

On lap fifteen, a five-car tangle claimed several cars that were racing in or near the top ten. Regalski, Glenn, Kyle Fink, and Martin were involved, along with the lapped car of Erik Bowser.

The final ten laps were run off without interruption. Murdick and King Jr. began to separate themselves from the others. Rapp slipped by Riggs, and King Sr. salted away the fifth spot. Aided by the incident on lap fifteen, J.R. McGinley , Barr, and Bob Warren now among the top ten.

At the checkers, it was Murdick by almost a second over King Jr. Nearly a second and a half back was Rapp. Then came Riggs, King Sr., McGinley, and Barr. Some distance back were Warren, followed by Martin and Fink, both of whom were coming back from the lap fifteen shunt.

The heats for the twenty cars on hand went to Murdick and King Sr. There was no B Main.

In the Racesaver 305 Sprints, presented by Hards Welding and Fabrication and River Valley Butcher Block, Greg Dobrosky returned to victory lane. "It's been a long week," the happy winner said. "We had a car junked at Hagerstown Speedway two weeks ago, so we put this one together and I was real happy that the car worked well. To put a car together from scratch and you don't know what is going to happen the first time that you put it out."

Dobrosky started on the pole and led wire to wire. Steve Cousins lined up on the front row, but he surrendered the second spot following the one and only restart that happened with one lap complete. The restart was also significant, in that Will Fleming was caught for jumping. His two spot penalty could not be imposed until the official finish was recorded.

Jacob Gomola, who assumed second on that fateful restart, cruised home in second, followed by Cousins. Vincent Dougherty and Chase Metheny were the beneficiaries of Fleming's miscue. They were moved up to fourth and fifth, respectively.

Following Fleming in the scoring was Kyle Colwell, Matt Gardina, George Frederick, Johnny Walker, and Toby Hanlon.

The heat winners were Fleming and Colwell. There was no B Main.

Erik Martin was the lone driver doing double duty this night, and it paid off with his first career win in the Turn 4 Toilets Fastrak Limited Modifieds. Martin, who was tired but happy afterwards, said "I am very tire, I definitely need a cheeseburger!" Martin explained that he learned something from the Big Block race. "I learned that you could drive it in harder than I thought you could. I learned that in the Big Block race and I applied it to this."

Martin did not wait to apply his lesson. Starting on the pole, he jumped out front, with Brian Schaffer second, a position that Schaffer would hold until the finish. Joe Lockhart worked up to third by lap three and held that spot for several laps before giving way to points leader Shayne Izzo. Streve Slater charged from row six to get fifth at the finish.

Jerry Schaffer, who lost several positions when he went a bit off course early in the contest, came across in the sixth position. Brandon Ritchey, who was involved in the only incident in the race, was seventh. Brian Sadler, Jim Bryce, and Josh Hinchberger completed the top ten.

Two preliminaries were held for the fourteen cars. Wins belonged to Dillon Barr and Brian Schaffer. There was no B Main.

Shane Shook survived a marathon Mini Stock feature presented by Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking that included two reds. The first occurred when David Coffin flipped in turn three collecting several other cars. The second was when leader Todd Hanlon brought his flaming car to a stop on the front stretch. Fortunately, no racers were injured in either incident.

Shook took over the lead after Hanlon's fire, which was on lap seven. Shook held off Bill Fuchs until the checkers, which came three laps early becasue the time limit expired for the race. Finishing third was Mike Porterfield. Joe Campbell was fourth and Pete Blaczak came back for fifth.

Steve Longwell, Sr., Cameron Hutchins, Joe Romanko, Jim Buchanan, and Summer Pitts completed the top ten.

Three heat wins went to Tim Callahan, Todd Hanlon, and Bill Fuchs. Eugene Arkenburgh, IV scored in the B Main.

The final event of the night was the Barris Trucking Modified Lite feature event. Like the Mini Stock feature that preceded it, the Mod Lite go had numerous incidents, including a red with three laps complete. The latter happened on the front stretch and about eight cars were involved. The six cars eliminated in the wreck were those of Ted Williams, Dusty Frantz, Jeff Davis, Larry Bevivino, Jereme Bean, and Charlie Biskup. None of the drivers were injured, however.

Shane Webb set the early pace, grabbing the lead from his third starting spot. But, four laps into the event, Rod Jones took control, and he held the lead the rest of the way. Teddy Williams and Jason Darocha had the other places on the podium. After Webb came Robby Barris.

Positions six through ten belonged to Anthony Gillespie, Jordan Simmons, Nathaniel Bale, Jason Gracey, and Vivian Jones.

Rod Jones, Ayden Cipriano, and Mark Biskup won their respective heats. There was no B Main as all twenty-four cars started the feature.

Racing action will continue for the next three weeks at Michaels Mercer Raceway. On June 15 will be another Fast Five programs with the addition of the Junior Sprints. The youngsters have been rained out in their two previously scheduled visits. Then, June 22 will be the Little Guys Preview, featuring many of the classes that appear annually in the grand finale. June 29 will close out the run with the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series. It will be the first session for the might 410 Sprint Cars, but they will be racing sans wings!

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

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

Diehl Ram Big Block Modifieds: Dave Murdick, Rex King, Jr., Brad Rapp, Lonnie Riggs, Rex King, Sr., J.R. McGinley, Steve Barr, Bob Warren, Erik Martin, Kyle Fink, Rick Regalski, Tom Glenn, Tommy Marshall, III, Kevin Green, Dave Reges, Erik Bowser, Skip Moore, Jimmy Holden, Cody Young.

Hards Welding and Fabrication/River Valley Butcher Block Racesaver 305 Sprint Cars: Greg Dobrosky, Jake Gomola, Steve Cousins, Vincent Dougherty, Chase Metheny, Will Fleming, Kyle Colwell, Matt Gardina, George Frederick, Johnny Walker, Toby Hanlon.

Turn 4 Toilets Fastrak Limited Modifeds: Erik Martin, Brian Schaffer, Shayne Izzo, Joe Lockhart, Steve Slater, Jerry Schaffer, Brandon Ritchey, Brian Sadler, Jim Bryce, Josh Hinchberger, Gage priester, Justin Halicki, Dillon Barr, Tom Urey (DNS).

Barris Trucking Modified Lites: Rod Jones, Teddy Williams, Jason Darocha, Shane Webb, Robby Barris, Anthony Gillespie, Jordan Simmons, Nathaniel Bale, Jason Gracey, Vivian Jones, Jeff Haefke, Eric Marsh, Ayden Cipriano, Mark Biskup, Ted Williams, Dusty Frantz, Jeff Davis, Larry Bevivino, Je3reme Bean, Charlie Biskup, Mark Marcucci, Jacob Eakin (DNS), Ed Mudrick (DNS), Tyler Purnell (DNS).

Ray's Racing Collectibles/Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks: Shane Shook, Bill Fuchs, Mike Porterfield, Joe Campbell, Pete Blaczak, Steve Longwell, Sr., Cameron Hutchins, Joe Romanko, Jim Buchanan, Summer Pitts, Johnny Bruce, Tim Callahan, Kyle Donnelly, D.J. MacRae, Eugene Arkenburgh, IV, Jacob McElravy, Larry Blake, Todd Hanlon, Steve Longwell, Jr., Bucky Buchanan, Mike Kelley, Phil King, John McCracken, David Coffin.

DNQ: Allan Reighert, Sonny Arkenburgh, Josh Rathbun, Randy Ealy, Dewayne Redinger (DNSB), Justin Bailey (DNSB).

 

 

Adams a grad AND a winner 2019-06-09

Recent graduate Devin Adams worked hard for his high school diploma, then put that work ethic to good use on the race track, earning his first career PA Sprint Series victory in Saturday’s 20-lap feature at Port Royal Speedway.

Adams, a Lebanon resident and Northern Lebanon High graduate, took the lead from Jonathan Jones on the second lap and then held off repeated determined challenges from Jones to score the win in his Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/Adams Auto Sales/Garden Spot Auto Auction #99A.

“I knew he was there the whole race,” Adams said of Jones in Victory Lane, “and I knew if I could protect the bottom (in turns one and two), then I could hold him off, but I wasn’t sure – it was a little close at the end . . . closer than I’d like.”

Christian Rumsey (Middletown, N.Y., Moreno Rumsey Seal Coating/Joe Algarin Paving/Behrent’s Performance Warehouse #1R) took second, followed by defending PASS points champion Zach Newlin (Millerstown, Smith Concrete & Construction/Heather Sims Realtor/Newport VFW #11Z), Dave Grube II (York Haven, Pa., Spearhead Rentals/MAN Contracting/Chiropractic Athletic #3D) and Jones (Irvona, JJ’s Speed Shop/B&R Self Storage/Bungo’s Tires & Service #12J).

Jones electrified the crowd when he spun in the fourth turn during one last desperate pass attempt for the lead. His car did a complete 360 and kept going, with Jones still salvaging a Top 5 finish.

Completing the Top 10 were Ken Duke Jr. (Selinsgrove, Fairfield Chevrolet/Apache Tree Service/sprintcarunlimited.com #67), Cale Reigle (Newport, Don’s Performance Corner/Holley’s Outdoor Solutions #99), Kassidy Kreitz (Sinking Spring, Rock-It Pizza & Subs/Maxim Chassis/Schannauer Plumbing & Heating #69K), Drew Ritchey (Everett, R&N Tire/LaSalles Racing Engines/Bedford Valley Petroleum #880) and Doug Dodson (Middletown, PowerMist Racing Fuels/Crockett Log Homes/Fastener Specialties #20).

All 26 race starters completed the nonstop feature, with 21 finishing on the lead lap.

Heat races for the 38-car field were won by Scott Ellerman (Landisburg, Gary’s Professional Floor Maintenance/American Legion/Farmers Choice Tire #8D), who finished 11th in the feature; Rumsey; Jones, and Newlin. Kyle Ganoe (Thompsontown, Leisters Garage/DMY Engines/Norlin Warehousing #0), won the 17-car B-Main, in which “Nitro” Nick Sweigart (Myerstown, A.H. Moyer/Ditchcreek Utility Services/C&L Siding & Decks #8) qualified for the feature by charging from 14th starting spot to third in just eight laps.

The evening’s only serious incident came in the third heat, when Wally Eshenauer (Linglestown, RL Snyder Electric/KR McDonald/High Tech Metals/Eshenauer’s #5E) tagged the second-turn wall and rolled, collecting Austin Burks (Saylorsburg, DMI/Sanders Engineering/Ven-Mar Fasteners/Hinchman Racewear #54A) and Rick Romig (Selinsgrove, Quality Homes/Orchard Hills Transport #55E). Both of those cars were able to return to action, but Eshenaur was done for the night.

The Hard Charger Award went to Ganoe, who advanced from his 21st starting position to 13th. Sweigart also advanced eight positions from 23rd to 15th.

Next Saturday, the PASS sprinters return to Hagerstown Speedway for an interregional event co-hosted by the Virginia Sprint Series.

Results from Port Royal Speedway, June 8, 2019

HEAT 1 – 1. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 2. 88-Fred Arnold; 3. 911 Michael Wenrick; 4. 20-Doug Dodson; 5. 44K-Kirsten Hess; 6. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 7. 23T-Samantha Lieberman; 8. 97-Kenny Heffner; 9. 10-Jake Waters; 10. 301-Chad Connor.

HEAT 2 – 1. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 2. 3D-Dave Grube; 3. 99A-Devin Adams; 4. 46-Michael Alleman; 5. 11X-Robert Garvey; 6. 51-Dave Graber; 7. 1st-Steve Surniak; 8. 53W-Jimmy White; 9. 8-Nick Sweigart; 10. 69-Eric Mathiot.

HEAT 3 – 1. 12J-Jonathan Jones; 2. 880-Drew Ritchey; 3. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 4. 83-Larry McVey; 5. 55-Dominic Melair; 6. 69P-Landon Price; 7. 54A-Austin Burke; 8. 55B-Rick Romig; 9. 5E-Wally Eshenaur.

HEAT 4 – 1. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 2. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 3. 99-Cale Reigle; 4. 19-Kruz Kepner; 5. 2-Erin Statler; 6. 13-Kurt Knepper; 7. 80-Dave Wickham; 8. 1-Tom Carberry; 9. 50-Jay Krout.

B-MAIN – 1. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 2. 69P-Landon Price; 3. 8-Nick Sweigart; 4. 51-Dave Graber; 5. 10-Jake Waters; 6. 13-Kurt Knepper; 7. 23-Samantha Lieberman; 8. 97-Kenny Heffner; 9. 1st-Steve Surniak; 10. 1-Tom Carberry; 11. 50-Jay Krout; 12. 53W-Jimmy White; 13. 80-Dave Wickham; 14. 55B-Rick Romig; 15. 69-Eric Mathiot; 16. 301-Chad Connor; 17. 54A-Austin Burke; 18. 5E-Wally Eshenaur (DNS).

FEATURE – 1. 99A-Devin Adams; 2. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 3. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 4. 3D-Dave Grube; 5. 12J-Jonathan Jones; 6. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 7. 99-Cale Reigle; 8. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 9. 880-Drew Ritchey; 10. 20-Doug Dodson; 11. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 12. 11X-Robert Garvey; 13. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 14. 88-Fred Arnold; 15. 8-Nick Sweigart; 16. 83-Larry McVey; 17. 46-Mike Alleman; 18. 69P-Landon Price; 19. 911-Michael Wenrick; 20. 44K-Kirsten Hess; 21. 10-Jake Waters; 22. 19-Kruz Kepner; 23. 2-Erin Statler; 24. 55-Dominic Melair; 25. 51-Dave Graber; 26. 13-Kurt Knepper.

 

 

Blackhurst outduels Balog in IRA thriller, Davis claims PDTR 360 Sprint Car triumph

Routson bags Badger Midget A main

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 8, 2019 – The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. served as the ultimate paradise for open-wheel racing lovers on Saturday, June 8, as it played host to three premier regional traveling series – Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Cars, Plymouth Dirt Track Racing-Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Cars and Badger Midget Auto Racing Association – for the first and only time in 2019.

On a beautiful night for racing, 85 open-wheel machines packed the pit area and the largest crowd of spectators of the season turned out to witness the only racing program featuring all three regional touring series in 2019.

The IRA A-main turned out to a barn burner as defending IRA champion Jake Blackhurst of Hanna City, Ill. edged eight-time IRA champ Bill Balog of Hartland in the closing laps in the 30-lap headliner. 2010 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee claimed the 25-lap Richard’s of Dunbar PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main in wire-to-wire fashion. Point leader Jack Routson of Waterman, Ill. secured his first career Badger Midget main event triumph in the 20-lap A main.

Fast qualifier Ben Schmidt of Howards Grove used his outside front row starting spot to launch his way into the lead on the opening lap of the 30-lap IRA headliner. Schmidt led polesitter Dave Uttech of Kenosha during the initial stages of the event until lap 5, when Jake Blackhurst moved up from his third starting spot to dive low in turn four to challenge Schmidt and Uttech in breathtaking three-wide fashion.

Uttech, who was in the middle of the three-wide sandwich, emerged with the lead exiting turn four on lap five with Blackhurst second before the first of three caution flags flew on lap 6 when Schmidt stalled in turn four. After Schmidt made repairs and restarted the race at the rear of the field, Uttech assumed command of the race on the restart.

On lap 8, Bill Balog, who started seventh, slipped underneath sixth starter Steve Meyer of Sheboygan Falls to seize second as positions were being jockeyed around throughout the 24-car field on the ultra-fast, but tricky racing surface.

Balog then bolted in to challenge Uttech for the top spot along the outside groove on lap 10 before the second caution flag was displayed on lap 11 when Wayne Modjeski of Oak Creek stopped in turn four.

After restart, Balog continued to hound Uttech along the heavy cushion of the tacky third-mile clay oval before finally moving into the lead in turn four on lap 13. Meanwhile, Blackhurst was also flexing his muscle as he maneuvered around Uttech into second on lap 14.

With Balog running predominantly the outside groove, Blackhurst stayed stuck to the bottom. On lap 16, Balog got boxed in behind two lapped cars, which allowed Blackhurst to dive low in turn four and wrestle the lead away from the high-riding Balog in heavy traffic.

The race was stopped on lap 17 when National Sprint Car Hall of Fame driver Danny Smith of Chillicothe, Ohio flipped in turn four. On the restart, Blackhurst fended off Balog’s relentless assault on the top spot until lap 22 when Balog moved low as Blackhurst drifted high to regain the lead exiting turn four.

Undaunted, Blackhurst hung within striking distance as the laps wound down. On lap 26, Balog jumped the tall cushion in turn four, which allowed Blackhurst to dart into the lead. Blackhurst then held on over the final four laps to secure his fifth career IRA A-main victory and first IRA main event triumph of the 2019 season.

Balog had to settle for second, Meyer finished third, two-time IRA champ Scotty Neitzel of Beaver Dam place fourth after starting fifth and Joey Moughan of Springfield, Ill. moved up from his ninth starting spot to finish fifth in an entertaining race, which featured four different leaders and a total of six lead changes.

“It was definitely fun racing with Bill Balog there in the final laps,” Blackhurst said. “Bill is one of the best drivers out there right now and a great guy to race with. Sometimes when you are leading one of these races, you are kind of a sitting duck and that’s what happened a couple of times to myself and Bill. I started to hit the bottom pretty good in three and four and that is what eventually helped us win the race.”

Ever the competitor with a total of 106 IRA A-main victories to his credit, Balog was disappointed, but gracious after the race.

“We were really good early and I got the lead, but then lost it in lapped traffic,” Balog said. “I didn’t want to do something stupid in that situation and tried not to get into trouble, but then Jake ended up getting by. We came back to get the lead, but then I jumped the cushion let him by again right near the end. I am happy about how things are coming together. Right now, this Rhine Auto team is developing into a heck of a race team.”

After an up-and-down race, Meyer was satisfied with his third-place showing.

“Navigating the track was a challenge tonight,” Meyer said. “There were some daring moves that were made out there and some real close calls. I screwed up one time in turn two, which caused me to fall back several positions. Luckily, I was able to come back forward and pick up a third-place finish.”

Kurt Davis, who started second, outpowered polesitter Wayne Modjeski to take the lead on the opening lap of the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main. The red flag was displayed on lap 3 when Chris Flick of Beaver Dam and two-time PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Danny Schlafer of Sussex both flipped along the frontstretch.

On the restart, 2017 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh, who started eighth, dove low to work past Modjeski into second lap 7. McMullen was closing on Davis in trapped traffic when the caution flag flew on lap 11 for the stalled car of Elkhart Lake’s Preston Ruh in turn four.

Sixth starter Travis Arenz of Sheboygan pressured McMullen briefly for second on lap 14 before McMullen pulled away and set his sights on Davis as the leaders encountered heavy lapped traffic down the stretch. McMullen tried every move in the book over the final eight laps, but the cagey veteran Davis turned them back each time.

Davis successfully fended off McMullen’s determined challenge over the final five laps to post his 21st career PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory and the Midwest Sprint Car Association’s leading 58th A-main triumph of his career.

McMullen placed second, Arenz finished third, 10th starter Adam Miller of Plymouth charged up to finish fourth and Ben Schmidt started and finished fifth in the debut of his new 360 Sprint Car team.

In the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association A-main, Kurt Mayhew of Demotte, Ind. led the first seven laps of the 20-lap headliner from the pole with third starter Ryan Probst of New Lenox, Ill. giving chase.

On lap 8, Mayhew spun along the backstretch and tipped over on his side while leading the field. When the race resumed, Probst inherited the lead while 11th starter Jack Routson used the outside groove to take over third on lap 10.

Routson continued his march to the front by slipping into second place on lap 12. The fourth and final caution flag of the race appeared on lap 16 when Badger Midget legend Kevin Olsen spun to a stop in turn four on lap 6.

Routson dialed up the pressure on the final restart in an effort to unseat the lead from Probst’s possession. After two laps of dueling side by side, Routson surged ahead for good with a high move in turn two on lap 18. Routson then cruised away to secure his first career Badger Midget Auto Racing Association A-main victory.

Probst placed second, Chase McDermand of Springfield, Ill. came home third after starting 10th, defending Badger Midget Series champion Scott Hatton came from 12th at the start to finish fourth and Matthew Recheck of Beaver Dam finished fifth after starting fourth in the first Badger Midget event to be contested at Plymouth since September 2007.

Lance Fassbender of Burnett won the 12-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main 1 and Paul Pokorski of West Bend claimed the 12-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main 2. Kris Spitz of Salem was victorious in the 15-lap IRA B main.

The fifth PDTR program of the 2019 season, which was presented by the Interstate Racing Association, featured a total of 85 cars, including 35 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars, 28 IRA 410 Sprint Cars and 22 Badger Midgets.

The next PDTR racing program on Saturday, June 15 will feature the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars, Late Models, Grand Nationals and B Mods. Hot laps will start at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow at 6 p.m.

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 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Cars, June 8, 2019 A Main-25 laps 1. Kurt Davis; 2. Brandon McMullen; 3. Travis Arenz; 4. Adam Miller; 5. Ben Schmidt; 6. Tim Haddy; 7. Kevin Karnitz; 8. Justin Miller; 9. Chris Clayton; 10. Tyler Brabant; 11. Paul Pokorski; 12. Lance Fassbender; 13. Justin Erickson; 14. Brandon Berth; 15. Tony Wondra; 16. Bryce Schmitt; 17. Jack Vanderboom; 18. Will Gerrits; 19. Wayne Modjeski; 20. Preston Ruh; 21. Chris Flick; 22. Danny Schlafer.

Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series-Plymouth Dirt Track, June 8, 2019 A Main-30 laps 1. Jake Blackhurst; 2. Bill Balog; 3. Steve Meyer; 4. Scotty Neitzel; 5. Joey Moughan; 6. Mike Reinke; 7. Scotty Thiel; 8. Jeremy Schultz; 9. Russel Borland; 10. Austin Deblauw; 11. Dave Uttech; 12. Scott Biertzer; 13. Brandon Wimmer; 14. Todd Daun; 15. Jereme Schroeder; 16. Ben Schmidt; 17. Jimmy Fifield; 18. Nick Matuszewski; 19. Hunter Custer; 20. Keith Fellner; 21. Kris Spitz; 22. Danny Smith; 23. Wayne Modjeski; 24. Bryon Walters.

Badger Midget Auto Racing Association – Plymouth Dirt Track, June 8, 2019 A Main-20 laps 1. Jack Routson; 2. Ryan Probst; 3. Chase McDermand; 4. Scott Hatton; 5. Matthew Rechek; 6. Zach Boden; 7. Brian Peterson; 8. Jeff Zelinski; 9. Sean Murphy; 10. Mike Stroik; 11. Tristan Koenings; 12. Jim Fuerst; 13. Shay Sassano; 14. Pat Hensen; 15. Dave Collins Jr.; 16. Kyle Koch; 17. Kevin Olson; 18. Harrison Kleven; 19. Kurt Mayhew; 20. Jordan Mattson; 21. Denny Smith; 22. Chase Jones (DNS).

 

 

Floyd Billington and Chris Donnelly Claim Feature Wins at Bear Ridge Speedway

The Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England rolled into Bear Ridge Speedway Saturday June 8th for double Features after being rained out in their last visit to the mile speed plant.

The Makeup Feature from May25th was up first and Floyd Billington took the top spot at the drop of the green with Jordan Fornwalt second. Billington clung to the low groove with Jordan Fornwalt challenging up top. Fornwalt took the top spot on lap six and started to build a sizeable lead, only to see it erased with a lap nine caution for a spinning Kurt Conklin. On the restart Billington blasted back into the lead relegating Fornwalt to second. Just a lap later Will Hull claimed the second spot and set his sights on Billington, who continued to hug the bottom groove. While Hull Reached Billington’s rear bumper he couldn’t find a way around him to take the top spot. At the checkers it was Floyd Billington with the win, Will Hull was second with Tyler Austin making a late race pass to annex the third position. Jordan Fornwalt was fourth and Rick Stone completed the top five.

In the regularly scheduled Feature Will Hull fired from the pole and bolted into the lead and immediately started to distance himself from the rest of the field. Chris Donnelly, who started fourth, arrived in second with three laps complete and quickly started to erase Hull’s advantage. The only caution of the race flew on lap twelve for a minor spin and on the restart it was once again Hull who bolted to the lead. Donnelly stalked him for a few laps before going side-by-side for the lead and finally claiming the top spot on lap nineteen of the twenty five lap Feature. From there it was all Chris Donnelly as he rolled to the win. Will Hull once again finished second with Rick Stone winning an entertaining battle for third over Jordan Fornwalt, who was fourth. Floyd Billington completed the top five.

The next event for the Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England is at Bear Ridge Speedway on Saturday night, June 22nd.

For more information and a complete 2019 Sprint Cars of New England schedule visit www.nesprintcars.com. For additional information on Green Mountain Gearheads visit www.greenmountaingearheads.com.

Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England Make up Feature Unofficial Finish-Bear Ridge Speedway June 8th, 2019

1st 69 Floyd Billington
2nd 61 Will Hull
3rd O1 Tyler Austin
4th 24 Jordan Fornwalt
5th 41 Rick Stone
6th 5 Mike Kondrat
7th 45 Kurt Conklin
8th 17 Chris Donnelly


Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England Regular Feature Unofficial Finish-Bear Ridge Speedway June 8th, 2019

1st 17 Chris Donnelly
2nd 61 Will Hull
3rd 41 Rick Stone
4th 24 Jordan Fornwalt
5th 69 Floyd Billington
6th O1 Tyler Austin
7th 5 Mike Kondrat
8th 45 Kurt Conklin

 

 

RUHLMAN BROTHERS SNAG SHARON WINS WITH BRIAN TAKING THE INAUGURAL "BICKERSTAFF CUP" E-MOD RACE WHILE CHAD WINS RUSH SPRINTS; DEFENDING CHAMP CHRIS MCGUIRE CAPTURES STOCK WIN; GARRETT KRUMMERT IS 3RD DIFFERENT RUSH MOD WINNER IN 3 RACES

by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH June 8, 2019 After raining out prior to warm-ups for the past two Saturday nights and four of the last six nights, sunshine and no chance of rain allowed fans and racers to enjoy a big night of racing at Sharon Speedway on Saturday night. The Menards "Super Series" event on A&MP Electric Night saw Brian Ruhlman-Outlaw E-Mods "Bickerstaff Cup" Series, Chad Ruhlman-RUSH Sprint Cars, Chris McGuire-Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, and Garrett Krummert-HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds celebrate in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane. Also, Pat Adams won RUSH's "Wheelman" Non-Winners race presented by Ohio Intra Express and C&R Tire. A total of 113 cars were in the pits for the four-division show.

Brian Ruhlman will go down in the record books as the inaugural "Bickerstaff Cup" Series race winner. Ruhlman, who was doing double duty also running a RUSH Sprint Car, made the trip in from Michigan worthwhile as he topped a huge field of 40 Outlaw E-Mods for the $1,200 payday and takes the early points lead for the four-race mini series. After leading much of the feature until losing the lead to Nathon Loney on a restart, Ruhlman returned the favor on a restart with three laps to go in the 25-lap main event.

"I thought we were going to have it pretty easy but Nathon was right there," explained the soon-to-be 49-year-old Clarklake, Michigan standout racer. "I think I saw a nose a few times before the caution. He snookered me on the first restart so I knew what to do on the second one. This is a superb race track- it's smooth and it's slippery. Beautiful job by the Sharon crew. It seems like I've been out here a 100 times and have never run a feature because of the rain until tonight so I'm glad to be here. We came out here to run the Sprint Car with my brother Chad and nephew Kevin and decided to throw this in the box to run too."

Passing points from the four heat races locked the top 12 in for the feature as the top eight redrew for positions one through eight with Ruhlman and Dennis Lunger, Jr. drawing the front row. Loney would pass Lunger on the opening lap for second and went after Ruhlman. The two were side-by-side for the lead on laps four and five with Ruhlman holding on, while eighth starting Dan Davies cracked the top five.

As Ruhlman and Loney pulled away, it appeared Davies was the only other racer that may have something for the front duo. Davies ran the fence as he drove around Mike Kinney for fourth on lap eight. Davies caught Lunger and the two raced side-by-side for third on laps 11 and 12 with Davies going to the inside to take the third spot on the 12th circuit.

Back up front, Ruhlman and Loney were fighting through lapped traffic as the laps ticked off caution-free. Loney pulled even on lap 16, but Ruhlman continued to lead. As traffic heated up and Ruhlman and Loney again raced side-by-side for the lead on laps 19 and 20, Davies began to close in running the rim of the track. It looked like it was going to be a three-race race for the win the final five laps until Davies got crossed up in lapped traffic and spun between turns and four to bring out the first caution of the event after 19 non-stop laps.

Ruhlman chose the inside for the double file restart, but Loney used the top to take the lead, while Joe Gabrielson entered the mix moving into fourth on lap 20. The event's second and final caution was displayed when Howard Fraley spun with 22 laps scored. Loney surprisingly chose the inside for the restart and that would prove costly as Ruhlman used the top to regain the top spot and would lead the final three laps for his first career Sharon win in his Ruhlman Race Cars/Quality Body & Paint-sponsored #49. Ruhlman's margin of victory was 0.799 of a second as he became the 53rd driver to win an E-Mod race in the history of Sharon.

Loney was a career Sharon best second. Gabrielson, who won the 2016 track championship when the E-Mods last ran weekly at Sharon, had a great run going 14th to third to earn the $75 hard charger from Burgan Realty. Kinney was fourth over Mike Potosky. Lunger dropped to sixth at the finish. After his spin, Davies raced back through the field in the final six laps to finish seventh over Gary Eicher, Butch Lambert, and Rich Michael, Jr. Davies, Carl McKinney, Lunger, and Troy Johnson won the heat races, while Lambert and Gabrielson won the last chance B mains. Dickson Racing Shocks posted $100 for the hard luck award to Shawn Shingledecker after losing a brand new engine. The next "Bickerstaff Cup" race will be on June 22.

Even though Brian Ruhlman wasn't able to get the night's sweep in the RUSH Sprint Car feature, it was a family affair up front with brother Chad taking the victory in the 20-lap feature, while Chad's son Kevin was third and Brian took fourth. After raining out three times this season at the track and in their last four appearances, the second year division was able to complete their first Sharon event of the season. Chad Ruhlman, the 2018 $5,000 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Champion, out-dueled Brian Woodhall for his second overall win on the circuit of 2019.

"Man this place is fun," expressed the 42-year-old Bemus Point, NY driver. "The new surface they put down is tremendous. Woodhall on the bottom was very impressive. I don't know how he did it because I don't have that kind of self-control. I have to get up and manhandle it a little bit, but I'm more excited about the #23 (Kevin Ruhlman) and #49 (Brian Ruhlman) up on the scoreboard. We're a close knit group so I'm glad we got three out of the top four spots."

Woodhall shot into the lead off the bottom of the track, while it was four-wide for second with Andy Feil, Chad Ruhlman, Zach Morrow, and Brandon Blackshear fighting it out. Woodhall began to pull away on lap two, while Chad Ruhlman went to the inside of Feil for second on lap three. A caution for rookie Matt Sherlock's spin with three laps completed slowed action.

When racing resumed, Chad Ruhlman rode the fence and used the momentum to power past Woodhall to lead lap four, while 11th starting Brian Ruhlman went from sixth to third on the restart. Kevin Ruhlman started in seventh and made his presence known when he took fourth from Blackshear on lap eight with Morrow following to take fifth two laps later.

Up front, Chad Ruhlman never really got away from Woodhall as the two were running totally opposite lines with Woodhall smooth on the complete bottom of the track, and Ruhlman running along the fence. Woodhall began to close in on the leader on lap 16, while Kevin Ruhlman caught his uncle Brian and would make the pass for third on lap 19.

Chad Ruhlman had just enough to hold off Woodhall by 0.970 of a second in his Callahan Water Hydraulics/Wicked Wrenches/Kelly Frederes Auto Repair/Close Racing Supply/North Star Unlimited/5th St. Sunoco/Jen's Pink Zebra/Ruhlman Race Cars/Premier Communications-sponsored #87R for his second career Sharon RUSH Sprint Car win.

Woodhall turned in his career best RUSH finish in second, while Kevin matched his third place from his debut at Pittsburgh on May 18. Brian Ruhlman and Zach Morrow were fourth and fifth. Completing the top 10 were Blackshear, Steve Pedley from 13th, Arnie Kent, Jeremy Weaver in his debut, and Dave Hawkins. Feil and Woodhall won the heat races over the record field of 18 cars.

Defending Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Car track champion, Chris McGuire, appears primed for another run at a track championship as he won the final tune-up before next Saturday's $10,000 to-win "Steel Valley Nationals". McGuire took the lead from Curt J. Bish on lap eight and survived numerous double file restart to cop the 20-lap victory, which was worth $700 due to the high car count, and was his first at Sharon since July 29, 2017.

"They gave us an awesome track with a bottom and a top," stated the 28-year-old Erie, Pa. driver. "I really enjoy coming here because it's one of the best tracks in the area. Once I got to the outside I knew I had to maintain the car. I was slowly gaining on him, but I had to save my tires."

Bish and McGuire started on the front row with Bish leading the first seven circuits until McGuire finally got the outside to work taking the lead off turn four to lead lap eight. Fifth starting Randy Wyant drove around Bish for second on lap 10 and began to close in on McGuire on lap 14 in lapped traffic. Bish though didn't go away as he snuck back by Wyant for second on lap 15 as the two made contact. Wyant would eventually spin in turn one to bring out the caution with five laps to go.

On the ensuing restart, Bish jumped the start and was docked a row, but would fight his way back to second on lap 17 following another restart. Bish was closing in on McGuire on lap 19, but a pair of cautions slowed action. McGuire was able to keep Bish at bay on the final lap by 0.483 of a second for his third career win at the track in his Welders Supply/Beacon Lubricants/Tobber Racing/Bob Swanson's Garage/Ed's Drywall/Stone Perfection/Dan Marshall Motorsports/B&M Well Drilling/Tregler Race Engines/Xtreme Graphics-sponsored #63.

Seventh starting Todd Weldon came home third in his first visit of the season. Andy Thompson had a nice run in fourth after starting 11th as Jim Fosnaught was fifth. Completing the top 10 were 12th starting Steve D'Apolito, Kyle Couchenour, Leigh Wheeler, Noah Brunell, and Mike Miller all the way from 21st. Heat victors over the 30-car field were Bish, McGuire, and Fosnaught, while Chris Schneider won the last chance B main.

Garrett Krummert became the third different RUSH Sportsman Modified winner in as many races in 2019 taking the 20-lap HTMA/Precise Racing Products feature. The 2018 $3,000 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Weekly Series Champion led the entire distance over Jim Rasey for the $500 victory. The non-stop event was timed in 8:06.863.

"We weren't very good so track position played a lot into that one," explained the 31-year-old Ellwood City, Pa. driver. "The race track is racey, but it got tough when we got to lapped cars. It was three-wide, which shows how racey the track was as you could race all over it. I think the top seemed quicker to me, but when I saw Jim (Rasey) dive to the bottom I thought I better protect the bottom."

An invert three from the heat races put Rasey on the pole, but he wasn't able to hold P1 as Krummert used the top take the early lead. The two ran side-by-side on lap two then again on lap five as Krummert continued to maintain the top spot. Traffic came into play on seven and one lap later, Rasey again pulled even, but was still unable to make the pass stick.

Krummert began to open up some ground on Rasey on lap nine. Heavy traffic came into play on lap 12, which actually allowed Krummert to pull away even more. Krummert's lead increased in the final laps and was a substantial margin of 3.512 over Rasey at the checkered flag. Krummert's third career RUSH win at the track was his fourth overall at Sharon. Tony Tatgenhorst was third as he nears his first career win. Kole Holden and Rob Kristyak traded fourth and fifth several times throughout the event with Holden getting the fourth spot. Sixth through 10th were Jacob Jordan, Kyle Martell, Josh Deems, Jordan Ehrenberg, and Pat Adams. Tatgenhorst, Krummert, and Rasey won the heat races over the 25-car field.

Pat Adams led from green-to-checkered in the 10-lap RUSH Sportsman Modified "Wheelman" event for non-winners presented by Ohio Intra Express and C&R Tire. One caution on lap two was all that slowed the 50-year-old Bristolville, Ohio driver's run to the $75 victory by 1.857 seconds in his Bristol Disposal/King's Sanitary Service-sponsored #39. Jacob Wolfe went from fourth to second over Jordan Ehrenberg. Jacob Jordan was fourth and leads the "Wheelman" points. Preston Cope completed the top five.

Outlaw E-Mods "Bickerstaff Cup" Series Race 1 (25 laps, $1,200 to-win): 1. BRIAN RUHLMAN (49) 2. Nathon Loney (10) 3. Joe Gabrielson (58) 4. Mike Kinney (Porter 20P) 5. Mike Potosky (m20) 6. Dennis Lunger, Jr. (Schwartz 71L) 7. Dan Davies (71D) 8. Gary Eicher (29) 9. Butch Lambert (Hendrickson 19) 10. Rich Michael, Jr. (17x) 11. Josh Ferry (33) 12. Alan Dellinger (Williams 7) 13. Randy Hall (Engles 68) 14. Carl McKinney (6M) 15. Jacob Eucker (64) 16. Jason Fosnaught (J19) 17. Buzz Seitz (1) 18. Casey Bowers (30) 19. Troy Johnson (2J) 20. Mike Eschrich (9E) 21. Howard Fraley (217) 22. Chris Basich (71c) 23. Steve Rex (27R) 24. Mike McGee (11M). DNQ: John Boyd (1), Alan Atkinson (32), David Lanphere (39), Dan McEwen (44), Brandon Grossman (17G), Zach Johnson (105), Greg Johnson (05), Jesse Gould (2G), Shawn Shingledecker (54s), Hunter Hulley (66), Dwayne Clay (007), Jeff Johnson (27), Amanda Stiffler (14A), Dan Sasso (21), Tyler Frankenberry (38), Scott Stiffler (14).

RUSH Sprint Cars (20 laps): 1. CHAD RUHLMAN (87R) 2. Brian Woodhall (8B) 3. Kevin Ruhlman (23) 4. Brian Ruhlman (23) 5. Zach Morrow (27) 6. Brandon Blackshear (10) 7. Steve Pedley (21) 8. Arnie Kent (18) 9. Jeremy Weaver (Hull 41) 10. Dave Hawkins (27) 11. Andy Feil (Mahoney/Eckart 9J) 12. Frank Wilson, Jr. (13) 13. Matt Sherlock III (55) 14. Scott Hawkins (37) 15. Tyler Powell (35) 16. Brad Blackshear (19) 17. Shawn Smith (36) 18. Brian Hartzell (69).

Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars (20 laps, $700 to-win): 1. CHRIS MCGUIRE (63) 2. Curt J. Bish (Tarr 29) 3. Todd Weldon (45) 4. Andy Thompson (5) 5. Jim Fosnaught (20J) 6. Steve D'Apolito (84) 7. Kyle Couchenour (299) 8. Leigh Wheeler (717) 9. Noah Brunell (31) 10. Mike Miller (T6) 11. William Hurrelbrink (c8) 12. Larry Kugel (Duncan 67) 13. Chris Schneider (74) 14. Tyler Thompson (T2) 15. Randy Wyant (11T) 16. Terry Wheeler (2W) 17. Shaun Hooks (65) 18. Jacob Billyk (4) 19. Jason Jones (81) 20. Tyler Wyant (24) 21. Brian Carothers (02c) 22. Rusty Moore (17M) 23. Jamie Scharba (11S) 24. Jordan Perkins (13J) 25. Don Kramer, Jr. (95)-DNS. DNQ: Tyler Kubic (222), Bill Watson (Petsko 00), Gil Demello (22), Bob Egley (30), Mark Hopkins (69H).

HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds (20 laps, $500 to-win): 1. GARRETT KRUMMERT (Schaffer 10s) 2. Jim Rasey (32) 3. Tony Tatgenhorst (63T) 4. Kole Holden (2) 5. Rob Kristyak (00) 6. Jacob Jordan (28J) 7. Kyle Martell (8) 8. Josh Deems (9D) 9. Jordan Ehrenberg (JD57) 10. Pat Adams (39) 11. Gary Haupt (16) 12. Jacob Wolfe (7) 13. Chelsie Kriegisch (10) 14. Jessica Kriegisch (63) 15. Amelia Clay (16c) 16. Preston Cope (24P) 17. Calvin Clay (12c) 18. Cameron Nastasi (615) 19. Brandon Albert (30) 20. John McMillen (6) 21. Clayton Deems (55R) 22. David Kalb, Jr. (11J) 23. Don Blaney (11B) 24. Chas Wolbert (c3)-DNS 25. Greg Porter (25)-DSQ.

Ohio Intra Express/C&R Tire RUSH Sportsman Modified "Wheelman" Non-Winners Race (10 laps, $75 to-win): 1. Pat Adams 2. Jacob Wolfe 3. Jordan Ehrenberg 4. Jacob Jordan 5. Preston Cope 6. Amelia Clay 7. Cameron Nastasi 8. Brandon Albert 9. Clayton Deems 10. John McMillen 11. Tony Tatgenhorst-DNS 12. Don Blaney-DNS 13. David Kalb, Jr.-DNS 14. Calvin Clay-DNS 15. Greg Porter-DSQ.

Up next is the "Steel Valley Nationals" for the Penn-Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series along with the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. Practice and qualifying will be held on Friday night (June 14) with heat races, last chance B mains, and the $10,000 to-win Stock and $2,000 to-win Econo Mod features on Saturday night (June 15) for the Menards "Super Series" event. There will be a post-race DJ by Brian Kelly Productions.

Then coming up on Tuesday, June 18 is Ohio Speedweek for Tony Stewart's Ollie's Bargain Outlaw All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars racing for $5,000 to-win along with the non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars.

 

 

Wilmot Raceway

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, June 8, 2019)-- Wilmot Raceway hosts the Eric Neeve Family Tribute Father's Day Weekend Special featuring the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints, AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints, IRA Lightning Sprints and Modifieds on Saturday, June 15.
In June 8 First Responders Night action, Tim Cox of Park City, Illinois failed to win a Wilmot Raceway feature in 2018 while capturing the AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints track championship, to a bottom line to lead flag to flag in the 20-lap feature..
"I didn't want to stick to the low side, but decided I would make them go around me," said Cox after winning his first Wilmot feature since 2017. "The car was set up perfect so I just stuck with it."
Cox led wire to wire, but not without pressure during the closing laps. Davey Ray of Davenport, Iowa worked his way into contention on a final restart using every bit of the 1/3-mile especially in the banked corners. On the white flag lap, Ray drifted over the outside rim in turn three ending up spinning and going from a possible last turn win to placing 21st in the 24-car field. Trevor's Chris Dodd, a first responder himself who is a fireman, took second, Allen Hafford of Beach Park, Illinois third. Zach Raidart of Antioch, Illinois fourth and Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor fifth.
C.J. Maleug of Johnsburg, Illinois captured his initial 20-lap Interstates Racing Association (IRA) Lightning Sprints feature of the season on a night when six young fans were winners too of bicycles sponsored by Lightning Sprint Race Teams.
"The track surface was a little different then I expected," said Maleug, who started in second row of the field. "I didn't know who was behind me or where they were, so I just kept on it. For my family and crew this is a great win."
Maleug overtook early leader Kevin Frederiksen of Hales Corners just past the mid-way point. At the checkered it was Maleug with Kenosha's Mike Neau coming back after an initial slow start moved him to the back of the pack second, Frederiksen was third. John Kirk of Johnsburg, Illinois fourth. Tim Brannam of Holiday Hills, Illinois fifth.
"The car was a little loose, but I hung in there," said Muskego's Courtney Atkinson after winning her first 20-lap Street Stock feature ever. "I have to thank my sponsors and everyone who helps. This is awesome."
Atkinson started on the pole leading every lap with hard pressure from several contenders. At the finish it was Kenosha's Craig Kreuser second. Pleasant Prairie's Josh Gehrig third. Rob Maule of Hebron, Illinois fourth. Big Bend's Mark Baker fifth.
"That was fun," said Ryan Andrews of Woodstock, Illinois making his initial 2019 start memorable by taking the 15-lap Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Car main win. "It was a battle."
An initial family feud battle for the lead between Scott Ellis of Lake Villa, Illinois and his father Pleasant Prairie's Steve Ellis had ended up with a tangle in turn three after Union Grove's Dale Ehleiter took over. With five laps to go Andrews took over the point going on to the win. John Cole of McHenry, Illinois was runner-up following a tight battle to the finish with third place Ehleiter. Kenosha's Ryan Johnson was fourth. Milwaukee's Tony Barron fifth.
"I have to thank the Simons (Mike II and Nick) family for allowing me to use a motor after my engine builder passed away this off-season," said Joe Huenefeld of Cedarville, Illinois following his second 20-lap modified feature in three starts having won the May 4 season opener culminating a clean sweep of the evening's modified events having posted fast time in qualifying and winning his 8-lap heat race.
Waterford's Mike Wittenburg was second. Eagle's Steve Mueller third. South Milwaukee's Chris Carlson fourth. Tim Hamburg of Dixon, Illinois fifth.
Wilmot Raceway, a 1/3-mile clay oval, is located on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds in Wilmot, Wisconsin. Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. with on track activity beginning at 5:45 p.m. and racing to follow. June 15 grandstand admission is $20.00 for everyone ages 12 and older, $5.00 for ages 7-11 with 6 & under admitted free. For updates check wilmotraceway.com or the official Wilmot Raceway Facebook Page.
Weekly Wilmot Raceway updates air on Facebook Live 216thenet's Let's Go Racing airing 5-6 pm Mondays, 11 a.m.-noon Thursdays, and 11 a.m.-noon, and 11 p.m.-midnight Saturdays; 6:20 a.m. on WLIP 1510 AM, Saturday mornings on WLIP's Outdoors with Nick and Jerry and Saturdays at 9:50 a.m. on Pat Cameron's Sports Show airing on 101.5 FM WLCB.
SUMMARY - WILMOT RACEWAY, WILMOT, WISCONSIN - FIRST RESPONDERS NIGHT - SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019
AUTOMETER WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINTS: 25-LAP FEATURE: 1. Tim Cox, Park City, IL; 2. Chris Dodd, Trevor; 3. Allen Hafford, Beach Park, IL; 4. Zach Raidart, Antioch, IL; 5. Jimmy Sivia, Winthrop Harbor, IL; 6. Johnny Fahl, Brown Deer; 7. Brian Kristan, Zion, IL; 8. Ryan Zielski, Oconomowoc; 9. Chris Klemko, Bristol; 10. Natalie Klemko, Bristol; 11. Derek Crane, Waukegan, IL; 12. Nick Petska, Spring Grove, IL; 13. Rusty Egan, Burlington; 14. Greg Olsen, Round Lake Heights, IL; 15. Randy Stanford, Kenosha; 16. Travis Mahoney, Olgesby, IL; 17. Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY; 18. Jordan Paulsen, Trevor; 19. Charles Spoonmore, Somonauk, IL; 20. James Walldan, Winthrop Harbor; 21. Davey Ray, Davenport, Iowa; 22. Patrick Haynes, Bradley, IL; 23. Anna Hippe, Otsego, MN; 24. George Gaertner, Salem.
1st 12-Lap "B" Main: 1. Crane; 2. Mahoney; 3. Stanford; 4. Spitz; 5. Paul Shaffer, Milwaukee; 6. Shawn Swim, Zion; 7. Andy Hunt, Rudolph; 8. Tom Eller, Zion; 9. Steve Clott, Madison; 10. Tommy Colburn, Muskego.
2nd !2-Lap "B" Main: 1. Paulsen; 2. Spoonmore; 3. Egan; 4. Gaertner; 5. Vince Bartolotta, Muskego; 6. William Huck, Mukwonago; 7. Lance Walldan, Winthrop Harbor; 8. Greg Alt, Delavan; 9. Scott Grissom, Winthrop Harbor.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Sivia; Kristan; Ray; Cox.
FAST QUALIFIER: Sivia(:15.288 seconds).
LIGHTNING SPRINTS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. C.J. Maleug, Johnsburg, IL; 2. Mike Neau, Kenosha; 3. Kevin Frederiksen, Hales Corners; 4. John Kirk, Johnsburg; 5. Tim Brannam, Holiday Hills, IL; 6. Kevin Douglas, Sun Prairie; 7. Jeremy Douglas, McFarland; 8. Michael Ungar, Milwaukee; 9. Derek Fortier, Racine; 10. Ron Brannam, Barrington, IL; 11. Shawn McGill, Johnsburg; 12. Mark Heinert, Waukesha; 13. Jeff Schmidt, Slinger; 14. Tim Christensen, Winthrop Harbor; 15. Max Brannam, Holiday Hills; 16. Ion Stear, Hebron, IL; 17. Josh Rehberg, Franklin; 18. Jonathan Smith, Spring Grove.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Heinert; Stear.
FAST QUALIFIER: Heinert(:14.681 seconds).
MODIFIEDS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Joe Huenefeld, Cedarville, IL; 2. Mike Wittenburg, Waterford; 3. Steve Mueller, Eagle; 4. Chris Carlson, South Milwaukee; 5. Tim Hamburg, Dixon, IL; 6. Mike Simons II, Genoa City; 7. Andrew Hamburg, Dixon; 8. Nick Simons, Genoa City; 9. John Dost, Bristol; 10. David Wirth, Milwaukee; 11. Scott Barnharst, Franklin; 12. Danny Walter, Burlington; 13. Lee Tibbitts, Hebron; 14. Jack Williams, Rockford, IL; 15. Jim Vandervere, Gurnee, IL; 16. Mike Conn, Big Bend; 17. Terry Kiedrowski, Union Grove; 18. Jason Wirth, Elkhorn; 19. Morgan Sheppard, Hebron; 20. Trent Wysdbrod, Monroe(Did Not Start).
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Huenefeld; T. Hamburg.
FAST QUALIFIER: Huenfeld(:16.736 seconds).
STREET STOCKS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Courtney Atkinson, Muskego; 2. Craig Kreuser, Kenosha; 3. Josh Gehrig, Pleasant Prairie; 4. Rob Maule, Hebron; 5. Mark Baker, Big Bend; 6. Brandon Mertes, Antioch; 7. James Jaime, Salem; 8. Nick Smalley, Burlington; 9. Kevin Damrose, Big Bend; 10. Joe Suhfras, Hales Corners; 11. Sarah Jasinski, Milwaukee; 12. Cody Potter, Pell Lake; 13. David Jones, North Chicago, IL; 14. Jason Jones, North Chicago; 15. Trent Anderson, Trevor.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Potter; Atkinson.
FAST QUALIFIER: Potter(:18.524 seconds).
BANDIT 4-CYLINDER STOCK CARS: 15-LAP FEATURE: 1. Ryan Andrews, Woodstock, IL; 2. John Cole, McHenry, IL; 3. Dale Ehleiter, Union Grove; 4. Ryan Johnson, Salem; 5. Tony Barron, Milwaukee; 6. Steve Ellis, Pleasant Prairie; 7. Ron Wachsmuth, Williams Bay; 8. Scott Ludtke, Lyons; 9. Scott Ellis, Lake Villa, IL; 10. Sam VanPatten, Antioch; 11. Louie Toutant, Twin Lakes; 12. Terry Davis, Oak Creek; 13. Scott Quarnstrom, Lake Villa.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Cole; Johnson.

 

PALKER SPRINTS TO WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY CHECKERS; DUNCAN SQUEEZES OUT LATE MODEL WIN; 4 IN A ROW FOR DROWN; BRAD HENSEL SURVIVES FOR MINI STOCK VICTORY

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, June 8, 2019

By Mike Swanger

Although it was only the 4th night of racing this season, Saturday night was Mid Season Championships presented by Summit Racing for all four class’ at Wayne County Speedway. West Salem’s Andrew Palker would start third in the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprint feature and before one lap had been completed, Palker had dashed to the front of the field and quickly opened up a big lead early on in the 25 lap feature. Tyler Dunn and Henry Malcuit dueled for second as points leader Dean Jacobs closed in on them. Jacobs would take third from Malcuit on lap 8 as Jordan Ryan, Danny Mumaw and Jac Haudenschild were in pursuit of them. At the halfway mark, Dean Jacobs slide past Dunn for second with Palker out front by a straightaway. Palker’s huge lead would vanish when Mumaw got sideways in turn four and collected Haudenschild in the process, ending both of their nights on lap 17. On the restart though, Palker and his El Campesino Restaurant, Greber Racing Products and Albright Construction #57x would once again pull away with Jacobs in second with Ryan moving past Dunn for third on lap 19. They would run in that order until lap 23 when Ryan would spin in turn one and Dunn trying to avoid contact with Ryan, smacked the turn one wall that sent him flipping to bring out the red flag and ending his race. Once again Palker would pull away on the restart and win his first of the season as Dean Jacobs took second with Malcuit finishing a career best third at WCS. Trey Jacobs was fourth and Cale Conley filled out the top five. Heat winners were Trevor Baker, Mumaw, Trey Jacobs and Malcuit. Clay Riney won the last chance race and started 17th in the feature and worked his way up to finish sixth.

Starting on the outside front row of the Malcuit’s Tavern Super Late Model feature, Millersburg’s Charlie Duncan would lead all the way (almost) for his first win of the season as he would hold off Doug Drown. Duncan would use the low groove all the way around the 3/8 mile track while 7th starting Drown would move up in the early laps by passing J R Gentry and Larry Bellman and then move into second on lap 10 as he got around Matt Irey. The Caution would come out on lap nine when Ryan Markham spun as he was challenging Gentry for 4th. The last caution of the race came on lap 15 when Brad Malcuit got into the wall in turn one and after that it was all green and the race heated up then. With Duncan staying with his low line and Drown using the top of the track, Duncan was able to hold the lead lap after lap as Drown could never make the pass. Behind them, Gentry, Irey and Markham was in a battle for third. Markham would take 4th from Irey on lap 17 and take third from Gentry on the white flag lap. Up front was the center of everybody’s attention though as Drown would make one last move on Duncan. Going into turn three with the checkered flag waiting, Duncan slipped up just enough to give Drown an opening and he tried a slider going into three and four and for an instant had the lead but the move caused him to slide up the track more than he wanted to and it allowed Duncan and his JOYRIDE Transportation, Ocala Restaurant, and Malcuits Engines #17 to out gas Drown back to the line and win by a half a car length. Markham would finish third with Irey passing Gentry on the last lap to pocket fourth. Gentry and Markham topped the heat races.

Before the field could get to the green flag of the McKenzie Concrete Super Stock feature, the caution flag would have to be waved for cars that spun coming to the green flag and in that short time, Doug Drown’s Char’s Cars, K &A Tree Service and Rick’s Hauling #21d had a flat tire and went to the pits to change it and would go to the tail of the 21 car field as he would have to work his way back through the field and with the help of a multitude of cautions, he would do that. Up front though, Gary Hensel Jr. was setting the pace with David Uhler and Michael Amick going side by side for second as Drown had placed himself into 4th on lap 6. Amick’s run would come to a halt when he spun in turn two on lap ten as Brandon Craver also would go to the pits as he was racing for a top five position. As the green reappeared, Drown motored past Uhler for second and the next circuit would power past Hensel Jr. In the closing laps, Hensel Jr. would stay close to Drown but never could reclaim the lead as Drown would win for the fourth time and be the leader of the Stake’s Shortstop ‘Summer Series’ points. Uhler would finish a career best third while Todd Sherwin took fourth in his season debut and James Stanley had his best finish ever in the fifth spot. Claiming the heat wins were Don Rutt, Drown and Paul McVicker.

Smithville’s Brad Hensel led every lap of the JOYRIDE Transportation Mini Stock feature but he never had any breathing room at all with at least three other drivers right on the JOYRIDE Transportation, D J Services and NewFast Motorsports #28. Colton St John, Doug Hensel and Wyatt Zimmerman spent most of the race going back and forth with each other and trying to unseat Brad Hensel from the lead but never could with Jordan James and Jason St John right behind that foursome. Those two drivers would make contact on lap 11 and both would go airborne at the start of the backstretch to bring out the red flag. Then on the restart, a couple of cars got together just past the flagstand that would send Jon Gamery barrel rolling. Gamery would be transported to the hospital. The race would finish up with the top five packed together with Brad Hensel getting his first win of the season and be the leader of the NewFast Motorsports ‘Summer Series’. Finishing behind him were Colton St John, Doug Hensel, Wayne Newbury and Wyatt Zimmerman. Posting heat wins were Colton St John, Will Rogers and Zimmerman. Jolene Voshel picked up her first ever last chance win after a few weeks ago winning her first heat win.

The next action at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ will be on Monday, June 17th with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Sprints and the Ohio Sprint Speedweek race for the Duffy Smith Memorial paying $5,000 to win. They will be right back to Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, June 22nd for the Speedweek finale which will pay the winner of the feature $10,000. For more information about Speedweek, go to www.allstarsprints.com

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, June 8, 2019

PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS

Heat 1 Trevor Baker, Tyler Dunn, Cale Conley, Tom Schinderle, Clay Riney, Jordan Harble, Cale Stinson, Travis Danford

Heat 2 Danny Mumaw, Andrew Palker, Mitch Harble, Russ Sansosti, Troy Kingan, Neven Root, Steve Butler

Heat 3 Trey Jacobs, Dean Jacobs, Jess Stiger, Keith Baxter, Troy Vaccaro, Bill Ault, Ray Miller

Heat 4 Henry Malcuit, Jordan Ryan, Jamie Myers, Jac Haudenschild, Lance Webb, Nate Reeser, Bradley Ashford

‘B’ Main Clay Riney,Lance Webb, Troy Vaccaro, Bill Ault, Troy Kingan, Cale Stinson, Bradley Ashford, Ray Miller, Travis Danford, Nate Reeser, Jordan Harble, Neven Root, Steve Butler dns

Feature Andrew Palker, Dean Jacobs, Henry Malcuit, Trey Jacobs, Cale Conley, Clay Riney, Jordan Ryan, Jess Stiger, Mitch Harble, Keith Baxter, Lance Webb, Jamie Myers, Tom Schinderle, Troy Vaccaro, Bill Ault, Tyler Dunn, Jac Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Russ Sansosti, Trevor Baker

MALCUIT TAVERN SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 J R Gentry, Charlie Duncan, Doug Drown, Matt Irey, Brad Malcuit, Ben Mott, Tom Denzinger, Matt Aber, Mitch Caskey dns

Heat 2 Ryan Markham, Brett Bee, Harrison Hall, Larry Bellman, Jerry Aber, Nick Cox, Craig Hartong, Ricky Holderbaum, Cody Scott

Feature Charlie Duncan, Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, Matt Irey, J R Gentry, Larry Bellman, Ben Mott, Nick Cox, Brett Bee, Matt Aber, Jerry Aber, Tom Denzinger, Brad Malcuit, Craig Hartong, Harrison Hall, Ricky Holderbaum, Cody Scott, Mitch Caskey dns

Kar Connection Hard Charger Doug Drown +5

McKENZIE CONCRETE SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Don Rutt, Gary Hensel Jr., Todd Sherwin, James Alleman, Dan Radtka, Curt Zimmerman, Cody Conway dns

Heat 2 Doug Drown, David Uhler, Michael Amick, Justin Lorentz, James Stanley, Kevin Ake, Nick Humphrey

Heat 3 Paul McVicker, Mike McElravy, Gary McGregor, Luke Sprouse, Joe Gilliespie, Don Lehman, Brandon Craver

Feature Doug Drown, Gary Hensel Jr., David Uhler, Todd Sherwin, James Stanley, Don Lehman, Mike McElravy, Don Rutt, James Alleman, Curt Zimmerman, Dan Radtka, Joe Gilliespie, Cody Conway, Michael Amick, Brandon Craver, Kevin Ake, Justin Lorentz, Gary McGregor, Paul McVicker, Nick Humphrey, Luke Sprouse

JOYRIDE TRANSPORTATION MINI STOCKS

Heat 1 Colton St John, Jason St John, Wayne Newbury, Brent Boreman, Dustin Bedlion, David Keagy, Darrell Taylor, Jimmy Burns, Kyle Petit

Heat 2 Will Rogers, Cory Boyd, Clayton Evans, Matt Short, Jon Gamery, J R Graser, Mitch Reichard, Kyle Noel, Cory Staley

Heat 3 Wyatt Zimmerman, Brad Hensel, Doug Hensel, Wes Staley, Jordan James, Jolene Voshel, Stephen Crowe, Shawn Graser, Greg Harris

‘B’Main Jolene Voshel, David Keagy, Darrell Taylor, Shawn Graser, Stephen Crowe, Mitch Reichard, J R Graser, dns, Jimmy Burns dns, Kyle Noel dns, Kyle Petit dns, Cory Staley dns, Gregg Harris dns

Feature Brad Hensel, Colton St John, Doug Hensel, Wayne Newbury, Wyatt Zimmerman, Brent Boreman, Jolene Voshel, Dustin Bedlion, David Keagy, Darrell Taylor, Will Rogers, Jon Gamery, Cory Boyd, Matt Short, Jason St John, Jordan James, Clayton Evans, Shawn Graser, Wes Staley, Stephen Crowe

 

 

Andy Forsberg, Kevin Jinkerson, Chris Curtis and Ryan Winter snag Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night wins at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – June 8, 2019…A fast and hooked up racetrack is right up Andy Forsberg’s alley and he showed that once again on Saturday night by racing to his 62nd career Placerville Speedway victory in front of a packed house at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds bullring.

Also sharing victory lane on Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night were Kevin Jinkerson with the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Chris Curtis with the Mini Trucks and Ryan Winter with the traveling Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. Nick Baldwin won a special grudge race with the Pure Stocks and pocketed $300 courtesy of Performance Muffler & Brake in Galt as well as Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating.

The 25-lap Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car feature came to the line with Mather’s Kalib Henry and Hollister’s Tony Gualda sharing the front row. Both drivers were in search of their first career wins at the track and when the green flag waved it was Gualda who charged into the lead. The 19-year-old set a torrid pace out front and looked to be a favorite for victory, but the complexion of the race changed on lap 10 when he slowed with engine issues.

At that same time Fair Oaks’ Jake Morgan, who was having an entertaining battle with Jimmy Trulli and Mike Benson for the sixth spot, also came to a stop on the in turns three and four. Andy Forsberg inherited the top spot and was able to survive a couple more cautions on laps 16 and 20 respectively to go on and cross under the Ron Stahl checkered flag for victory aboard the Friends & Family Racing X1 machine. For Forsberg it marked his third victory of the weekly championship season and fourth overall in 2019 at Placerville Speedway.

Aromas, California’s Justin Sanders piloted the Dale Miller Septic No. 4SA Sprinter to a runner up finish while racing the extreme high-line around the quarter-mile. Sanders got close a few times, but Forsberg ran the bottom to perfection and never faltered. Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan claimed his best finish of the season by running third, with Kalib Henry and Mike Benson having a fine run to round out the top-five. Henry has now finished among the top-five in every point race this year. Completing the top-10 were Jimmy Trulli, Jodie Robinson, Bubba Decaires, Blake Carrick and Cody Lamar.

The three heat races held during the night were captured by Kalib Henry, Jake Morgan and Mike Benson. Andy Forsberg began the evening by earning the ADCO Driveline & Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award by clocking a 10.723 in qualifying. A total of 20-cars signed into the pit area during the night.

Earlier this season Kevin Jinkerson claimed his first career Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stock victory at the Tilford Tribute and he came back on Saturday during Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night to make it number two. Jinkerson started outside row two and battled Clarence Holbrook early on, before assuming the point. After that nobody had anything for the fast-moving No. 30 machine as crossed under the checkered to claim the win by over three seconds.

Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stock point leader Nick Baldwin came home in second, with Scott Grunert, Mel Byers and Jason Palmer filling out the top-five. The top-10 was completed by Jesse Bryant, John Ewing, Clarence Holbrook, Stephanie Hanson and Aaron Taylor. With 10-cars on hand during the event a pair of heat races were held and picked off by Scott Grunert and Nick Baldwin.

The Mini Trucks put on some of the best racing seen during the night and it was a battle for the win right down to the end. Early on it was a five-truck race up front with drivers going high and low on the Placerville red clay as they raced in the opposite direction during the night. Chris Curtis eventually fought his way to the front of the field but had a very fast John LittleJohn right on his heels. As the laps wound down Mike Miller carved his way to the runner up spot and closed in on Curtis.

With the Ron Stahl checkered flag in sight Curtis ran mistake free and brought home the big win over Miller, LittleJohn, Russ Murphy and Aaron Rupley. Rounding out the top-10 were Ryan Murphy, Ted Ahart, Thomas Jensen, Chris Schaaf and Sam MacFadyen. Two heat races were contested for the 11 Mini Trucks in action and were claimed by Aaron Rupley and Russ Murphy respectively.

The first appearance of the season by the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association went to the always tough Ryan Winter, who scored his 13th career Placerville Speedway victory, which gives him sole possession of third on the all-time win list. The 20-lap feature saw Jeremy Blackshire and Ben Wiesz make up the front row. Early on it was Wiesz who led the field, but Winter eventually charged into P1 and never looked back. Despite Winter having his way with things out front, the racing remained entertaining behind him as several drivers raced for the second spot.

Mike Grenert and Wiesz put on a thrilling show for the fans racing side-by-side for numerous laps. Wiesz ended up winning out on that battle and attempted to close in on Winter with the race winding down. Winter hung tough though and captured the win by 0.730 seconds back to Wiesz. Grenert, 12th starter Josh Wiesz and Kevin Bender completed the top-five. Rounding out the top-10 were Tim Fitzpatrick, Shawn Whitney, Mike Reeder, Ryan Plexico and Blackshire. Seventeen Dwarf Cars competed at the event with heat races going to Ryan Plexico and Ryan Winter.

Full results from the night can be found at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1674282?fbclid=IwAR3J4YRpzPawnPEy3InYWI_e5mwCI8GpUtxuzXk8gpRRbAS2Ayq9l5Vux7A

The El Dorado County Fair now takes center stage next week with events occurring in the grandstand area on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The concession stand will be open with food and ice cold beer each day. Action returns to Placerville Speedway with Mountain Democrat Kids Bike Night on Saturday June 22nd. Divisions in action will include the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks.

 

 

Blackhurst outduels Balog in IRA thriller, Davis claims PDTR 360 Sprint Car triumph

Routson bags Badger Midget A main

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 8, 2019 – The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. served as the ultimate paradise for open-wheel racing lovers on Saturday, June 8, as it played host to three premier regional traveling series – Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Cars, Plymouth Dirt Track Racing-Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Cars and Badger Midget Auto Racing Association – for the first and only time in 2019.

On a beautiful night for racing, 85 open-wheel machines packed the pit area and the largest crowd of spectators of the season turned out to witness the only racing program featuring all three regional touring series in 2019.

The IRA A-main turned out to a barn burner as defending IRA champion Jake Blackhurst of Hanna City, Ill. edged eight-time IRA champ Bill Balog of Hartland in the closing laps in the 30-lap headliner. 2010 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee claimed the 25-lap Richard’s of Dunbar PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main in wire-to-wire fashion. Point leader Jack Routson of Waterman, Ill. secured his first career Badger Midget main event triumph in the 20-lap A main.

Fast qualifier Ben Schmidt of Howards Grove used his outside front row starting spot to launch his way into the lead on the opening lap of the 30-lap IRA headliner. Schmidt led polesitter Dave Uttech of Kenosha during the initial stages of the event until lap 5, when Jake Blackhurst moved up from his third starting spot to dive low in turn four to challenge Schmidt and Uttech in breathtaking three-wide fashion.

Uttech, who was in the middle of the three-wide sandwich, emerged with the lead exiting turn four on lap five with Blackhurst second before the first of three caution flags flew on lap 6 when Schmidt stalled in turn four. After Schmidt made repairs and restarted the race at the rear of the field, Uttech assumed command of the race on the restart.

On lap 8, Bill Balog, who started seventh, slipped underneath sixth starter Steve Meyer of Sheboygan Falls to seize second as positions were being jockeyed around throughout the 24-car field on the ultra-fast, but tricky racing surface.

Balog then bolted in to challenge Uttech for the top spot along the outside groove on lap 10 before the second caution flag was displayed on lap 11 when Wayne Modjeski of Oak Creek stopped in turn four.

After restart, Balog continued to hound Uttech along the heavy cushion of the tacky third-mile clay oval before finally moving into the lead in turn four on lap 13. Meanwhile, Blackhurst was also flexing his muscle as he maneuvered around Uttech into second on lap 14.

With Balog running predominantly the outside groove, Blackhurst stayed stuck to the bottom. On lap 16, Balog got boxed in behind two lapped cars, which allowed Blackhurst to dive low in turn four and wrestle the lead away from the high-riding Balog in heavy traffic.

The race was stopped on lap 17 when National Sprint Car Hall of Fame driver Danny Smith of Chillicothe, Ohio flipped in turn four. On the restart, Blackhurst fended off Balog’s relentless assault on the top spot until lap 22 when Balog moved low as Blackhurst drifted high to regain the lead exiting turn four.

Undaunted, Blackhurst hung within striking distance as the laps wound down. On lap 26, Balog jumped the tall cushion in turn four, which allowed Blackhurst to dart into the lead. Blackhurst then held on over the final four laps to secure his fifth career IRA A-main victory and first IRA main event triumph of the 2019 season.

Balog had to settle for second, Meyer finished third, two-time IRA champ Scotty Neitzel of Beaver Dam place fourth after starting fifth and Joey Moughan of Springfield, Ill. moved up from his ninth starting spot to finish fifth in an entertaining race, which featured four different leaders and a total of six lead changes.

“It was definitely fun racing with Bill Balog there in the final laps,” Blackhurst said. “Bill is one of the best drivers out there right now and a great guy to race with. Sometimes when you are leading one of these races, you are kind of a sitting duck and that’s what happened a couple of times to myself and Bill. I started to hit the bottom pretty good in three and four and that is what eventually helped us win the race.”

Ever the competitor with a total of 106 IRA A-main victories to his credit, Balog was disappointed, but gracious after the race.

“We were really good early and I got the lead, but then lost it in lapped traffic,” Balog said. “I didn’t want to do something stupid in that situation and tried not to get into trouble, but then Jake ended up getting by. We came back to get the lead, but then I jumped the cushion let him by again right near the end. I am happy about how things are coming together. Right now, this Rhine Auto team is developing into a heck of a race team.”

After an up-and-down race, Meyer was satisfied with his third-place showing.

“Navigating the track was a challenge tonight,” Meyer said. “There were some daring moves that were made out there and some real close calls. I screwed up one time in turn two, which caused me to fall back several positions. Luckily, I was able to come back forward and pick up a third-place finish.”

Kurt Davis, who started second, outpowered polesitter Wayne Modjeski to take the lead on the opening lap of the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main. The red flag was displayed on lap 3 when Chris Flick of Beaver Dam and two-time PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Danny Schlafer of Sussex both flipped along the frontstretch.

On the restart, 2017 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh, who started eighth, dove low to work past Modjeski into second lap 7. McMullen was closing on Davis in trapped traffic when the caution flag flew on lap 11 for the stalled car of Elkhart Lake’s Preston Ruh in turn four.

Sixth starter Travis Arenz of Sheboygan pressured McMullen briefly for second on lap 14 before McMullen pulled away and set his sights on Davis as the leaders encountered heavy lapped traffic down the stretch. McMullen tried every move in the book over the final eight laps, but the cagey veteran Davis turned them back each time.

Davis successfully fended off McMullen’s determined challenge over the final five laps to post his 21st career PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory and the Midwest Sprint Car Association’s leading 58th A-main triumph of his career.

McMullen placed second, Arenz finished third, 10th starter Adam Miller of Plymouth charged up to finish fourth and Ben Schmidt started and finished fifth in the debut of his new 360 Sprint Car team.

In the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association A-main, Kurt Mayhew of Demotte, Ind. led the first seven laps of the 20-lap headliner from the pole with third starter Ryan Probst of New Lenox, Ill. giving chase.

On lap 8, Mayhew spun along the backstretch and tipped over on his side while leading the field. When the race resumed, Probst inherited the lead while 11th starter Jack Routson used the outside groove to take over third on lap 10.

Routson continued his march to the front by slipping into second place on lap 12. The fourth and final caution flag of the race appeared on lap 16 when Badger Midget legend Kevin Olsen spun to a stop in turn four on lap 6.

Routson dialed up the pressure on the final restart in an effort to unseat the lead from Probst’s possession. After two laps of dueling side by side, Routson surged ahead for good with a high move in turn two on lap 18. Routson then cruised away to secure his first career Badger Midget Auto Racing Association A-main victory.

Probst placed second, Chase McDermand of Springfield, Ill. came home third after starting 10th, defending Badger Midget Series champion Scott Hatton came from 12th at the start to finish fourth and Matthew Recheck of Beaver Dam finished fifth after starting fourth in the first Badger Midget event to be contested at Plymouth since September 2007.

Lance Fassbender of Burnett won the 12-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main 1 and Paul Pokorski of West Bend claimed the 12-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main 2. Kris Spitz of Salem was victorious in the 15-lap IRA B main.

The fifth PDTR program of the 2019 season, which was presented by the Interstate Racing Association, featured a total of 85 cars, including 35 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars, 28 IRA 410 Sprint Cars and 22 Badger Midgets.

The next PDTR racing program on Saturday, June 15 will feature the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars, Late Models, Grand Nationals and B Mods. Hot laps will start at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow at 6 p.m.

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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HUGE KSP CROWD WITNESSES WILSON RACE by TWO PREVIOUS 2019 ‘BANDITS WINNERS to BECOME ANOTHER NEW SERIES WINNER!

Kennedale, TX (6/9/19) by DarinShort.com. At last week’s Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series event, for a while it appeared there would be a new winner to add to the ’18 new winners in past 22 SCB series events’ list. That didn’t end up happening last week, but it did this week when series action shifted to Kennedale Speedway Park. After last night’s SCB feature event held at Kennedale Speedway Park, a huge crowd witnessed the 18th different series winner in the past 23 events!

Bo Rawdon and the KSP track crew would be faced with a difficult task, as huge recent rains had inundated the property, yet on race day the forecast was for sunny and 95. Paired with a city-induced curfew, the racing would go live under those sunny and hot conditions at 7pm sharp. And jumping ahead just a bit in the story, there were a total of 170 race teams in the pit area, yet the Sprint Car Bandits feature would take the checkers at 10:12pm.

The surface would retain its abundant moisture throughout the event, eventually leading to 2- and 3-wide racing in the SCB 25-lap feature event.

So, kudos to KSP for masterfully handling the adverse and diverse weather juggling.

When flagman Kevin Fry’s green flag would greet the 21-car SCB starting field, it would be Marcus Thomas out to an early lead, with Jeb Sessums, Chad Wilson, Will Eggimann and Casey Burkham in tow.

With three racing grooves to choose from, around lap 5 Chad Wilson would switch to a line Sessums wasn’t running to advance to 2nd place.

The event continued with the green light solidly shining when around lap 10 Wilson would set his sights on Thomas, and when Thomas would bobble just a bit in corner four on the highly technical racing surface, Wilson was there to pounce, speeding by on the very bottom.

It would be the winning move, as the event would continue its green flag status, and Wilson would lap up to around 7th place when he was greeted by the twin checkers. The entire feature race went off without even one caution on the tricky, elbows-up surface.

Special thanks to Misty and Shannon Kelton (owners of Monarch Motor Speedway) for handling the pre-event Fan Fest at KSP for the SCB in my absence. It was greatly appreciated. And thanks to Don Cook for event coverage. Click https://youtu.be/LimdPxLxw_c for video highlights of the feature event.

Hats off once again to the KSP track crew for giving the SCB teams plenty of racing room, where faster drivers could safely advance their spot – which is the way dirt track racing is supposed to be.

And, great job to all the teams for keeping everything clean and green!

Next up for the Sprint Car Bandits is a return to the very popular and sprawling (in every respect) mile of 82 Speedway, located about 15 minutes west of Paris, directly on Hwy 82 in Petty Texas. The event will pay $2,000 to win and down to $300/start with the running of the Texoma 25.

If you’ve yet to visit 82 Speedway, it is much closer to DFW than a lot of people think and is NOT the old Paris Speedway southeast of Paris. As a point of reference, including a quick fuel stop, you can get from the intersection of Bass Pro Shops/I-30/Bush in Garland to 82 Speedway in 80 minutes.

I like to call 82 Speedway ‘The Land of the XL.’ Translated, everything is XL size, such as the 60’ racing surface that is .26 miles on the pole (1/4 mile) then in the groove right at 1/3 mile. There are no walls around the entire track – with lots of runoff space wherever you’re racing, which leads to less tore up equipment. Oversized grandstands that each have 0% obstructed viewing from whatever spot you choose to view from. Huge spectator and pit parking areas will greet everyone on their arrival. Oh ya, then there’s the track owners, Shelley and Tracy Peters who are some of the nicest people you’ll ever come across.

Bottom line, if you haven’t been there, here’s your chance on June 15th. A full line-up of 82 Speedway racing divisions will be joining the 360C.I. sprint cars, including open comp Modifieds, Texas Stocks, Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks; along with Eco Mods & Stocks. Come early for Fan Fest at 6:30pm, with the first green flag set for 8pm. Adult G.A. tickets (sold at gate on race day only) are $17, with kids 6-11 $5. Pit passes are $35, with ages 5 and under $15. Seniors/Military are $15. Click www.82Speedway.com for more details, and interact on Facebook @82Speedway. The series will then move on to 105 Speedway in Cleveland Texas on June 22nd.

There were some electronic issues at the end of the night, so we will post full official feature results when they become available. Please check www.SprintCarBandits.com or on Facebook @SprintCarBandits as they should surface shortly.

Thanks once again to the great crowd and solid field of quality race teams that supported the Kennedale Speedway Park event last night! Have a great week and we look forward to seeing everyone this coming Saturday at 82 Speedway!

 

 

Davie Franek Takes Lucas Oil ESS Checkers in First Visit to Mohawk International Raceway

By MIKE MALLETT

AKWESASNE, NY – Davie Franek will never forget his first ever visit to the Mohawk International Raceway. Friday night the Wantage, N.J., driver got his first look at the half-mile state of the art facility. When it was all over it would be Franek leaving with the biggest check of the evening.

Franek got a great jump at the start of the 25-lap Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint feature and from there led the entire way to claim the $2,110 win on Friday night. The night’s feature was presented by NAPA Auto Parts, Ohsweken Speedway and Mach 1 Chassis.

“This is awesome to come up here the first time at the track and win,” stated Franek. “It was definitely challenging. I have to thank my guys. Brian did a hell of job. He’s full-time in the race shop, said Franek. “We are doing a lot of racing this year and to be able to strap into one of these things and not have to worry about if the car is together or not means a lot. My old man came up tonight for a change too so it’s nice to have him out on the road with us too.”

Alex Vigneault and Matt Tanner comprised the front row for the start of the A-Main, but it was Franek making the highlight reel pass in turn two. Vigneault went to the bottom, Tanner tried the higher side while Franek went to the very edge of the outside of turn two to get a great run to go from his fourth starting spot to the lead in the opening corner.

“That was the move of the race,” cited Franek. “I knew I had to get where I got in the first 10 laps. I was just fortunate that Matt gave me enough room coming off of turn two. He could have easily come up across me and ran me out of real estate. I have to thank him for that. He definitely could have dirtied me."

Tanner disposed of Vigenault while trying to keep pace with Franek in the opening circuits of the race. It was to no avail as Franek’s groove on the outside of the speedway allowed him to pull away from the rest of the field.

Franek hit traffic with only six laps showing on the lap counter. His high line was key to allowing him to move through the slower cars at the tail of the field swiftly. Tanner was busy contending with a hard charging Shawn Donath who had worked to his back bumper after starting back in eighth.

Tanner and Donath were busy swapping second as the race reached the halfway point with Franek deciding it was time to alter his line. Franek migrated his way to the very bottom of the track as the inner groove became the faster line on the speedway.

“At the beginning of the feature I was rolling around the top pretty decent,” commented Franek. “I got to lapped traffic and they actually were starting to go back by me so I knew I had to get down. I kind of held my ground. I knew if I kept the pace up I’d be tough to pass.”

The one and only caution of the main came on lap 22 as the point leader coming into the night Jason Barney and Jordan Poirier got together battling for position sending Barney spinning off the track in turn one with a broken frontend.

At the green for the restart Franek picked up right where he left off while Tanner followed him on the bottom of the speedway. Tanner's was fast allowing him to keep the gap small between them, but when the checkered flag finally fell it was Franek taking the win.

Tanner crossed the line in second. He was disappointed with the outcome as his car kept getting better and better as the race wore on the. The final caution took away his advantage as he was gaining on the leader. As a result the Stephentown, N.Y., pilot had no choice but to settle for second.

“We were shooting to be good at the end and we gave too much away with our tire choice at the beginning, but at the end we were really good,” mentioned Tanner. “That caution at the end didn’t help us there. I think in traffic we had something there for him. We made the right tire choice tonight but Davie stuck it on the first lap and that’s what won it.”

Kyle Moffit got a spectacular jump on the final green flag run allowing him to vault himself into the third spot in the final laps. He fell back early from his third starting position only to rebound late to complete the podium.

“We made the decision right before we went out to run the bottom and get what we could get out of it,” cited Moffit. “I was a little nervous the first couple of laps then all of sudden the car sat down and got rolling.”

Donath completed the A-Main in the fourth spot while Josh Pieniazek was able to finish in position five. A field of 29 sprints were in the pits on a beautiful Friday night.

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Davie Franek ($2,110), Matt Tanner ($1,010), Kyle Moffit ($810), Shawn Donath ($680), Josh Pieniazek ($530), Steve Poirier ($470), Alex Vigneault ($480), Brett Wright ($520), Paulie Colagiovanni ($410), Scott Holcomb ($400), Jordan Poirier ($385), Chuck Hebing ($320), Billy VanInwegen ($500), Jeff Cook ($325), Denny Peebles ($300), Dale Gosselin ($300), Pete Richardson ($300), Parker Evans ($300), Tyler Cartier ($300), Jason Barney ($300), Chad Miller ($300), Chris Jones ($300), Paul Pekkonen ($300), Matt Hoyt ($300), Dave Axton ($100).

Did Not Qualify: Dan Douville, Kelly Hebing, Emily VanInwegen, Roger Levesque

ESS Bonuses:

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Evans, Franek, Donath $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Evans, Franek, Donath $25

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Halfway – Franek $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Vigneault $50

Fondations 55 Hard Charger – Wright (11 pos), $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Wright $50

Ground Control Last Car Lead Lap – Cook $25

Ground Control 11th Place Finish – J. Poirier - $25

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Franek, Tanner, Moffit $10

Hoosier Tire – VanInwegen $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, Ground Control Lawn and Snow, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway/Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Pinnacle Employee Services, AroundTown Plumbing & Heating, 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!!

 

 

Cam Smith Wins John Carroll Classic at Skagit Speedway

6/8/19

Alger, WA - In the final tuneup before the 48th Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup, Cam Smith scored the John Carroll Classic win in the Budweiser 360 Sprint division on Saturday night at Skagit Speedway. Michael Bollinger, Kevin Smith and Howard Vos won the support divisions.

A loaded field of 24 cars signed in for another round of the Dual Track Bonus for the Budweiser 360 Sprints. Travis Jacobson led the field to green and appeared to have firm control of the race until a lap 19 red flag for Justin Youngquist and Austen Wheatley brought the field to a stop. As the rest of the cars slower, Jacobson’s car did not and the veteran driver from Lake Stevens had to ride the outside retaining wall to get the Cook Motorsports ride to a stop. Speedway officials noted his brake line was knocked off and Jacobson took his car to the pits under the red, handing the lead to Smith. Despite defending Dirt Cup Champion Seth Bergman nipping at his heels, Smith was strong over the final six laps in securing the John Carroll Classic win and his third career victory at Skagit Speedway. Bergman was second after starting sixth with Jason Solwold running third. Heat wins went to Brock Lemley, Smith and Justyn Cox. Bergman set a new track record in time trials at 11.252 seconds.

It’d been a few years since Michael Bollinger was in victory lane at Skagit Speedway. Saturday night was his night in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints, leading all 25 laps of the main event with little challenge. Rookie Jesse Schlotfeldt ran a strong second with last weeks winner Sean Johnson taking third. Cory Swatzina and Steve Parker won the heat races. A new track record was set in time trials with Kelsey Carpenter setting the new mark at 12.059.

Two time and defending Skagit Aggregates Modifieds Champion Kevin Smith was back to his dominant form on Saturday night, leading all 25 laps of the main event to take the win, nearly lapping up to third place before the drop of the checkered flag. Craig Moore was second and Rick Smith was third. The heat winners were Graham Cook and Kevin Smith.

One of the few remaining drivers from the original season of the Outlaw Tuners, it took Howard Vos 14 years to get his first Skagit Speedway A Main win. That victory happened on Saturday night, with Vos making a smooth last lap pass of race leader Brian Michelson on the low side of turns one and two to secure his first win. Michelson and Jon Gunderson made up the rest of the podium. TJ Campbell and Vos were the heat race winners.

Budweiser 360 Sprints

Cooks General Contracting Fast Time - Seth Bergman 11.252 New Track Record

Heat 1 - Brock Lemley, Justin Youngquist, Seth Bergman, Luke Didiuk, Aaron Willison, Breyton Davison, DQ - Colton Heath (did not scale)

Heat 2 - Cam Smith, Devon Borden, JJ Hickle, Greg Hamilton, Jason Reed, Barry Martinez, Bailey Sucich, Jake Helsel

Heat 3 - Justyn Cox, Jason Solwold, Travis Jacobson, Eric Fisher, Austen Wheatley, Lance Sargent, Chris Bullock

B Main - Colton Heath, Sucich, Sargent, Martinez, Davison, Bullock, Steve James

A Main - Cam Smith, Bergman, Solwold, Cox, Hamilton, Fisher, Reed, Heath, Didiuk, Martinez, Hickle, Sucich, Borden, Sargent, Jacobson, Youngquist, Wheatley, Lemley

Lap Leaders - Jacobson 1-19 Smith 20-25

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints

Cooks General Contracting Fast Time - Kelsey Carpenter 12.059 New Track Record

Heat 1 - Cory Swatzina, Justin Youngquist, Kelsey Carpenter, Michael Bollinger, Joe Lyon, Eric Turner, John Tharp, Derek Roberts, Ashleigh Johnson

Heat 2 - Steve Parker, Jesse Schlotfeldt, Brett McGhie, Sean Johnson, Tom Weiss, Malachi Gemmer, Bill Rude

Main - Michael Bollinger, Schlotfeldt, S Johnson, Lyon, Turner, Parker, Weiss, Youngquist, Carpenter, Swatzina, Tharp, Gemmer, Barnes, DQ - McGhie (failed post race tech)

Lap Leaders - Bollinger 1-25

Skagit Aggregates Modifieds

Heat 1 - Graham Cook, Rick Smith, Carl Franssen, Adam Holtrop, Roger Drake, Jason Butenschoen

Heat 2 - Kevin Smith, Craig Moore, Jeff Blanton, MIke Steltz, Dan Butenschoen

Main - Kevin Smith, Moore, R Smith, Drake, Franssen, D Butenschoen, J Butenschoen, Cook, Steltz, Blanton, Holtrop

Lap Leaders - K Smith 1-25

Outlaw Tuners

Heat 1 - TJ Campbell, Jon Edwards, Clint Meins, Jon Gunderson, Mike Thomas, Matt Ploeg

Heat 2 - Howard Vos, Brian Michelson, Kyle Hanson, Colin Sims, Rob Dozark

Main - Howard Vos, Michelson, Gunderson, Hanson, Campbell, Edwards, Meins, Thomas, Sims, Dozark, Ploeg

Lap Leaders - Meins 1-3 Michelson 4-16 Vos 17

 

 

Oswego Speedway
Burke’s Do It Best Home Centers and Bosco’s Twin 35’s

Oswego, NY

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Novelis Supermodifieds

Feature 1 (35-laps): 1. 05 JEFF ABOLD, 2. 7 Otto Sitterly, 3. 50 Dave Gruel, 4. 68 Michael Barnes, 5. 00 Joe Gosek, 6. 39 Alison Sload, 7. 52 Dave Danzer, 8. 55 Keith Shampine, 9. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 10. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 11. 94 Logan Rayvals, 12. 11 Aric Iosue, 13. 98T Tyler Thompson, 14. 25 Dan Bowes, 15. 32 Ben Seitz, 16. 78 Jerry Curran, 17. 90 Jack Patrick, 18. 54 Camden Proud, 19. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 20. 15 Michael Muldoon, DNS - 95 Dave Shullick Jr, 56 Hal LaTulip

Feature 2 (35-laps): 1. 52 DAVE DANZER, 2. 11 Aric Iosue, 3. 7 Otto Sitterly, 4. 05 Jeff Abold, 5. 94 Logan Rayvals, 6. 55 Keith Shampine, 7. 00 Joe Gosek, 8. 50 Dave Gruel, 9. 39 Alison Sload, 10. 25 Dan Bowes, 11. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 12. 98T Tyler Thompson, 13. 15 Michael Muldoon, 14. 90 Jack Patrick, 15. 54 Camden Proud, 16. 32 Ben Seitz, 17. 78 Jerry Curran, 18. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 19. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 20. 95 Dave Shullick Jr, DNS - 68 Michael Barnes, 56 Hal LaTulip

Heat 1 (12-laps): 1. 68 Michael Barnes, 2. 11 Aric Iosue, 3. 05 Jeff Abold, 4. 52 Dave Danzer, 5. 00 Joe Gosek, 6. 78 Jerry Curran, 7. 25 Dan Bowes, DNF - 56 Hal LaTulip

Heat 2 (12-laps): 1. 7 Otto Sitterly, 2. 39 Alison Sload, 3. 94 Logan Rayvals, 4. 55 Keith Shampine, 5. 98T Tyler Thompson, 6. 15 Michael Muldoon, 7. 54 Camden Proud

Heat 3 (12-laps): 1. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 2. 50 Dave Gruel, 3. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 4. 95 Dave Shullick Jr, 5. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 6. 90 Jack Patrick, 7. 32 Ben Seitz

Group Time Trials: 1. 00 Joe Gosek - 15.869, 2. 02 Brandon Bellinger - 16.060, 3. 98T Tyler Thompson - 16.080, 4. 05 Jeff Abold - 16.082, 5. 95 Dave Shullick Jr. - 16.150, 6. 7 Otto Sitterly - 16.195, 7. 25 Dan Bowes - 16.202, 8. 50 Dave Gruel - 16.214, 9. 55 Keith Shampine - 16.345, 10. 52 Dave Danzer - 16.362, 11. 32 Ben Seitz - 16.364, 12. 15 Michael Muldoon - 16.397, 13. 01 Dan Connors Jr. - 16.402, 14. 39 Alison Sload - 16.451, 15. 11 Aric Iosue - 16.487, 16. 83 Lou LeVea Jr. - 16.489, 17. 94 Logan Rayvals - 16.523, 18. 68 Michael Barnes - 16.555, 19. 78 Jerry Curran - 16.617, 20. 54 Camden Proud - 16.750, 21. 90 Jack Patrick - 16.911, 22. 56 Hal LaTulip - 17.387

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger Feature 1: #00 Joe Gosek

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer Feature 1: #01 Dan Connors Jr.

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger Feature 2: #7 Otto Sitterly

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer Feature 2: #94 Logan Rayvals

 

 

Foos sweeps AFCS weekend with Fremont win; Ivy holds of Roepke for 305 victory; Keegan gets thrilling truck win

Saturday, June 8, 2019
 

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Oh. - DJ Foos thought coming into the weekend he needed at least a pair of top three finishes to gain some momentum going into Ohio Sprint Speedweek. He did much better than that.

The Fremont, Ohio driver led all 30 laps of the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint feature Saturday at Fremont Speedway on Vision Quest Night to sweep the weekend for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Sprint Championship (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group. Like Friday's win at Attica Raceway Park, Saturday's victory was worth $4,000 thanks to Spanky's Pizza of Carey.

"This is pretty awesome. Back in the day in 305s me, my dad and brother were pretty good but we never swept a weekend. To do this with the Burmeister crew is pretty awesome. We want to dedicate the win to John Wisbon and his family. I know John drove for them a long time ago and hopefully I'm making him proud up there," Foos said of the late driver who was inducted into the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame earlier in the afternoon.

Foos' 12th career Fremont victory wasn't easy though, as a bobble on the cushion in turns three and four with three laps to go nearly allowed Tim Shaffer to get by. "I kind of got off the back side there. The cushion was getting on the back side of the banking and I was trying to cheat it cause there was a nice little rut to follow through. On that last yellow I saw Shaffer was in third...I knew that wasn't going to last long so I knew I needed to step it up a bit. I had trouble getting around some last cars and I'm sure he made it exciting," Foos said.

"I love Fremont. This is where I grew up watching every weekend as a little kid. To come here now and win with an amazing crowd, great staff and great team...it doesn't get any better than this. Also congrats to Rich Farmer (former Fremont promoter) who got inducted into the hall of fame today. If it wasn't for him I'd have never been in a sprint car," said Foos beside his Jet Express/CR Juices/Crown Battery/Greer Automotive/Burmeister Trophy/KS Sales & Service/Kistler Engines/Kistler Racing Products/NAPA Auto Parts/Dave Story Equipment/Minor Customs backed machine.

Ivy, who celebrated his 50th birthday earlier in the week, battled with fellow veteran Alvin Roepke throughout the 25 non-stop laps of the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature and drove to his 57th career win at "The Track That Action Built." Ivy, who owns 8 track championships at Fremont combined in the 305 sprints, 410 sprints and dirt trucks, now is one shy of tying Jim Linder for fourth on the track's all-time win list.

"You forget to breath some times when you get going and I screwed up a couple of times going into turn one there and thought I was going to give it away. I had to settle down. I grew up watching Jim Linder race and he does our shocks for us now. We stunk the place up last night at Attica but we put our heads together today at the shop and the boys worked their butts off today and made my job a whole lot easier," said Ivy in the Engine Pro Victory Lane of his L&R Farms/C&N Supply/Rohr Lawn care/Sonny's Welding & Machine/Welty Financial/Atkinson Farms/Story Equipment backed #77i.

Ivy has climbed his way back into contention for the KS Sales & Service AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales title with the $1,000 victory.

The 20 lap Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature was a barn-burner involving five drivers - Dustin Keegan, Brad Keckler, Jim Holcomb, John Brooks, Kent Brewer - and when the dust settled Keegan, Fremont's 2017 truck champion and 2018 late model champion, claimed his eighth career victory at the track.

"To race my teammate (Keckler) like that was just unreal. We started seventh and tried a little something and I guessed it worked. I love slick tracks like this. It's been two years since I won in the trucks. I want to thank my dad, my fiance, Dabby, Denny, Brad, Noah, Gappy, Uncle Hoppy and everyone who helps out," said Keegan beside his LST Excavating/Kevin Walby/ Green Creek Lawn Care/MRE of Ohio/York Fabrication backed #17x.

Prior to the night's racing the 11th Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame induction ceremonies took place. Being enshrined in the hall were John Wisbon, Bruce Berryman, Dave Marko, Jerry "Dude" Creeger, Chuck Kear, Rich Farmer, Floyd Slater and Chuck Keegan.

In the 30-lap 410 A-main Brian Smith and Foos brought the field to green with Foos gaining the upper hand. Foos immediately began to pull away from Smith while a tremendous battle ensued for third involving Travis Philo, fast qualifier Justin Peck, Byron Reed, Shaffer, Stuart Brubaker, Craig Mintz and Nate Dussel.

Foos drove into heavy lapped traffic by the 10th circuit but Smith was unable to close while Philo, Peck and Shaffer continued their torrid battle for third. Shaffer would finally move into third on lap 14. The only caution of the race fell on lap 17 for a Ryan Broughton spin and on the restart Foos drove away from Smith who had his hands full with Shaffer. Shaffer drove into second on lap 19 but Foos held a commanding lead.

With a clear track Foos began to pull away as Shaffer and Smith gave chase. Meanwhile a great battle for fourth was underway involving Peck, Philo, Buddy Kofoid and Mintz. Foos encountered heavy lapped traffic with five laps to go and Shaffer began to close with Smith holding off Kofoid. Foos nearly lost the lead in turns three and four with three laps to go but maintained his composure and kept the lead to the checkers over Shaffer, Smith, Kofoid and Peck.

Paul Weaver and Roepke brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Roepke taking the lead as fourth starter Ivy bolted into second. Roepke and Ivy raced nose to tail and side by side over the first nine laps until lapped traffic came into play. That's when Ivy pounced and drove into the lead but Roepke didn't give up and raced under Ivy lap after lap.

In a feature that went green to checkers and completed in just over seven minutes, Ivy was never able to complete shake Roepke as they battled in traffic. Ivy didn't make a mistake though and took the checkers over Roepke, Weaver, Brandon Moore and Kyle Peters.

Keith Sorg and Brad Keckler paced the field for the 20 lap dirt truck feature with Keckler gaining a slight advantage over Sorg, Jim Holcomb, Jimmy McGrath Jr., Steve Endicott and Brad Mitten. Meanwhile Dustin Keegan began his march to the front and was third by lap five. The fist caution flew on lap eight with Keckler leading Holcomb, Keegan, McGrath, Kent Brewer, John Brooks and Endicott. Another caution for debris on lap 11 kept the field close.

On the ensuing restart Keckler held Holcomb at bay while Keegan, Brewer and Brooks battled for third. With six laps to go it was a tremendous three truck battle for the lead with Keckler holding off Holcomb and Keegan. That trio raced each other hard over the next couple of laps before Keegan utilized the bottom lane to take the lead with just four laps to go.

Keegan drove to the close win over Holcomb, brooks, Keckler and Brewer.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, June 15 on Fort Ball Pizza Palace Fan with a Can Night (fans are encouraged to bring canned, non-perishable food items for local food pantries. The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprints, 305 sprints and dirt trucks will be in action. Also the trucks will run their feature events that were cancelled due to weather on May 26.

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

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Fremont Speedway

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Vision Quest Night

[*] Indicates starting position
410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying
1.5X-Justin Peck, 13.176; 2.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.202; 3.5-Byron Reed, 13.345; 4.16-DJ Foos, 13.352; 5.83M-Broc Martin, 13.353; 6.09-Craig Mintz, 13.353; 7.2+-Brian Smith, 13.354; 8.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.360; 9.5T-Travis Philo, 13.367; 10.45-Brian Lay, 13.408; 11.1-Nate Dussel, 13.453; 12.49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.492; 13.4-Cap Henry, 13.583; 14.14-Chad Wilson, 13.596; 15.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.608; 16.22-Cole Duncan, 13.625; 17.12-Kody Swanson, 13.642; 18.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.663; 19.33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.695; 20.20B-Cody Bova, 13.700; 21.5W-Lee Jacobs, 13.732; 22.40-Mark Imler, 13.749; 23.97-Caleb Helms, 13.781; 24.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.783; 25.22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.069; 26.96AU-Bruce White, 14.680; 27.25M-Chris Andrews, 16.182;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 2+-Brian Smith[2] ; 2. 16-DJ Foos[3] ; 3. 5X-Justin Peck[4] ; 4. 45-Brian Lay[1] ; 5. 4-Cap Henry[5] ; 6. 33W-Caleb Griffith[7] ; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton[9] ; 8. 40-Mark Imler[8] ; 9. 22-Cole Duncan[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[1] ; 3. 97-Caleb Helms[8] ; 4. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[4] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 6. 12-Kody Swanson[6] ; 7. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 8. 20B-Cody Bova[7] ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White[9]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 6. 25M-Chris Andrews[9] ; 7. 5W-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 9. 68G-Tyler Gunn[8]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 12-Kody Swanson[2] ; 2. 25M-Chris Andrews[3] ; 3. 33W-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton[4] ; 5. 5W-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[12] ; 8. 20B-Cody Bova[8] ; 9. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 10. 40-Mark Imler[7] ; 11. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 12. 22-Cole Duncan[10]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps)
1. 16-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer[8] ; 3. 2+-Brian Smith[1] ; 4. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[11] ; 5. 5X-Justin Peck[4] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 7. 09-Craig Mintz[12] ; 8. 4-Cap Henry[13] ; 9. 1-Nate Dussel[7] ; 10. 5W-Lee Jacobs[20] ; 11. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 12. 97-Caleb Helms[9] ; 13. 83M-Broc Martin[14] ; 14. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 15. 45-Brian Lay[10] ; 16. 33W-Caleb Griffith[18] ; 17. 12-Kody Swanson[16] ; 18. 22M-Dan McCarron[15] ; 19. 25M-Chris Andrews[17] ; 20. 22B-Ryan Broughton[19]
Hard Charger: 5W-Lee Jacobs +10

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying
1.77I-John Ivy, 13.884; 2.97-Kyle Peters, 14.191; 3.4*-Tyler Street, 14.218; 4.1H-Zeth Sabo, 14.231; 5.99-Alvin Roepke, 14.270; 6.1W-Paul Weaver, 14.277; 7.12-Kyle Capodice, 14.364; 8.11G-Luke Griffith, 14.376; 9.8-Bobby Clark, 14.401; 10.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.477; 11.7-Shawn Valenti, 14.483; 12.25-Jason Keckler, 14.495; 13.36-Seth Schneider, 14.504; 14.5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 14.510; 15.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.575; 16.09-Justin Adams, 14.622; 17.26-Jamie Miller, 14.681; 18.9R-Dustin Rall, 14.682; 19.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 14.692; 20.47-Matt Lucius, 14.714; 21.28-Tad Peck, 14.773; 22.29-Rich Farmer, 14.863; 23.3V-Chris Verda, 14.979; 24.75-Jerry Dahms, 15.046; 25.X-Mike Keegan, 15.214; 26.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 15.490;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 4. 1H-Zeth Sabo[3] ; 5. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 6. 29-Rich Farmer[8] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 8. X-Mike Keegan[9] ; 9. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[4] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 5. 26-Jamie Miller[6] ; 6. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[5] ; 7. 3V-Chris Verda[8] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[7] ; 9. X15-Kasey Ziebold[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 6. 3X-Brandon Riehl[5] ; 7. 28-Tad Peck[7] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[2] ; 3. 29-Rich Farmer[1] ; 4. 3V-Chris Verda[5] ; 5. 3X-Brandon Riehl[3] ; 6. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[10] ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius[8] ; 8. X15-Kasey Ziebold[11] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[9] ; 10. X-Mike Keegan[7] ; 11. 28-Tad Peck[6]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)
1. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 5. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 8. 4*-Tyler Street[12] ; 9. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 10. 11G-Luke Griffith[11] ; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[16] ; 12. 1H-Zeth Sabo[10] ; 13. 09-Justin Adams[13] ; 14. 25-Jason Keckler[9] ; 15. 26-Jamie Miller[14] ; 16. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[17] ; 17. 3V-Chris Verda[19] ; 18. 3X-Brandon Riehl[20] ; 19. 29-Rich Farmer[18] ; 20. 9R-Dustin Rall[15]
Hard Charger: 36-Seth Schneider +5

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 2-Steve Endicott[3] ; 2. 1-John Brooks[7] ; 3. 32-Kevin Phillips[4] ; 4. 83-Noah Wagner[5] ; 5. 11-Austin Gibson[8] ; 6. 14T-Cody Truman[1] ; 7. 911-Mark Kachenmeister[6] ; 8. 5-Jim Mcgrath[2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[6] ; 3. 0-Andy Keegan[5] ; 4. 5s-Brad Stuckey[7] ; 5. 36M-Cory McCaughey[8] ; 6. P51-Paul Brown JR[2] ; 7. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[3] ; 8. 20-Caleb Shearn[1]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 1X-Brad Keckler[3] ; 2. 23m-Brad Mitten[4] ; 3. 115-Ben Good[1] ; 4. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 5. 33-Jeff Ward[5] ; 6. 26-Kyle Lagrou[2] ; 7. 9-Curt Inks[8] ; 8. 33C-Andrew Carpenter[7]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 4s-Keith Sorg[2] ; 2. 16-Jim Holcomb[1] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 4. 22-Brandon Leighton[5] ; 5. 37-Eric DeVanna[7] ; 6. 7X-Dana Frey[6] ; 7. 75-Adam Dible[4]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 33-Jeff Ward[3] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[2] ; 3. 37-Eric DeVanna[4] ; 4. 11-Austin Gibson[1] ; 5. 9-Curt Inks[11] ; 6. 75-Adam Dible[12] ; 7. 33C-Andrew Carpenter[15] ; 8. 7X-Dana Frey[8] ; 9. P51-Paul Brown JR[6] ; 10. 14T-Cody Truman[5] ; 11. 26-Kyle Lagrou[7] ; 12. 911-Mark Kachenmeister[9] ; 13. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[10] ; 14. 5-Jim Mcgrath[13] ; 15. 20-Caleb Shearn[14]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 2. 16-Jim Holcomb[4] ; 3. 1-John Brooks[12] ; 4. 1X-Brad Keckler[2] ; 5. 8KB-Kent Brewer[9] ; 6. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[3] ; 7. 23m-Brad Mitten[5] ; 8. 33-Jeff Ward[17] ; 9. 2-Steve Endicott[6] ; 10. 4s-Keith Sorg[1] ; 11. 115-Ben Good[8] ; 12. 0-Andy Keegan[11] ; 13. 22-Brandon Leighton[16] ; 14. 5s-Brad Stuckey[14] ; 15. 7B-Shawn Valenti[15] ; 16. 37-Eric DeVanna[19] ; 17. 32-Kevin Phillips[10] ; 18. 83-Noah Wagner[13] ; 19. 36M-Cory McCaughey[18] ; 20. 11-Austin Gibson[20]
Hard Charger: 1-John Brooks +9

 

SUMMER SHOWDOWN AT TRI-STATE CANCELLED

Haubstadt, IN - June 8, 2019 - The SUMMER SHOWDOWN scheduled for
Saturday June 8th at Tri-State Speedway has been cancelled. The
decision was made following overnight rain at the track plus
intermittent showers on Saturday morning. The extended forecast also
included the threat of additional rainfall! The event will not be
rescheduled.

The next event scheduled to be held at the Tri-State Speedway will
feature the late models and modifieds, The UMP Late Model
Summernationals is set for Sunday June 23rd. The Summit Modifieds
will compete on the same program.

The MSCS Sprints will race next on June 29th. The Saturday night
event will be held at Brownstown Speedway. Then Sunday night June
30th the series will return to Tri-State Speedway in a co-sanctioned
event with USAC. The Sunday date is the make-up date for the Spring
Showdown which was rained out in April and rescheduled.

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

 

 

Dover, O'Banion and Kouba Hustle to Victory During Jackson Motorplex Military Night

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 7, 2019) - Jack Dover, Brant O'Banion and Jake Kouba were victorious on Friday during Military Night at Jackson Motorplex.

Dover took the lead midway through the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series main event and he pulled away in traffic en route to the triumph. Trey Starks powered from the eighth starting position and he earned a career-best result at the track with a runner-up finish. Carson McCarl placed third with Matt Juhl, who led early, finishing fourth. Dusty Zomer rounded out the top five.

Juhl, Eric Lutz, Zomer and Chase Viebrock were the heat race winners. Dover claimed the dash and Derrik Lusk won the B Main.

O'Banion charged from eighth to win the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids A Main. Brandon Bosma advanced from sixth to second with Colin Smith third, Bill Johnson fourth and Jody Rosenboom fifth.

Kaleb Johnson and Clayton Christensen each won a heat race.

Kouba drove into Victory Lane thanks to a strong performance during the NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc main event. Alex Schriever placed second. Brandon Halverson was third, Johnny Parsons III ended fourth and Clinton Bruns scored a fifth-place finish.

Halverson and Kouba were the heat race winners. Halverson and Schriever set quick time during each of their group's qualifying sessions.

Jackson Motorplex will host its first non-sprint car event of the year next Friday when the Tri-State Late Models, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport mods are on the program.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (June 7, 2019) -

MIDWEST POWER SERIES/MSTS 360 SPRINT CARS

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover (2); 2. 44-Trey Starks (8); 3. 27-Carson McCarl (6); 4. 09-Matt Juhl (4); 5. 5Z-Dusty Zomer (1); 6. 17-Josh Baughman (10); 7. 11X-Gregg Bakker (12); 8. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (15); 9. 83-Justin Henderson (16); 10. 44X-Chris Martin (9); 11. 5-Eric Lutz (3); 12. 4-Jon Agan (11); 13. 50-Chase Viebrock (7); 14. 5M-Troy Manteufel (5); 15. 2H-Bill Boles (24); 16. 35-Skylar Prochaska (23); 17. 23W-Scott Winters (18); 18. 2-Derrik Lusk (21); 19. 75B-Tommy Barber (14); 20. 33B-James Broty (22); 21. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (17); 22. 33S-Scott Broty (20); 23. 33-Trevor Smith (19); 24. 4J-Lee Grosz (13).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 2-Derrik Lusk (1); 2. 33B-James Broty (4); 3. 35-Skylar Prochaska (3); 4. 2H-Bill Boles (9); 5. 2K-Kevin Ingle (8); 6. 20G-Chris Graf (11); 7. 101-Chuck McGillivray (10); 8. 17B-Ryan Bickett (6); 9. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (13); 10. (DNF) 20-Brant O'Banion (2); 11. (DNF) 37-Sye Anderson (16); (DNS) 14-Jody Rosenboom; (DNS) 42-Kevin Flowers; (DNS) 20X-A.J. Moeller; (DNS) 35L-Cody Ledger; (DNS) 1B-Ryan Bowers; (DNS) 10-Trevor Serbus.

Dash (4 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover (1); 2. 5Z-Dusty Zomer (2); 3. 09-Matt Juhl (4); 4. 5-Eric Lutz (6); 5. 27-Carson McCarl (5); 6. 5M-Troy Manteufel (3).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 09-Matt Juhl (2); 2. 44-Trey Starks (4); 3. 23W-Scott Winters (1); 4. 17-Josh Baughman (8); 5. 4-Jon Agan (9); 6. 35-Skylar Prochaska (3); 7. 17B-Ryan Bickett (5); 8. 20G-Chris Graf (6); 9. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (7); (DNS) 10-Trevor Serbus.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Eric Lutz (3); 2. 27-Carson McCarl (6); 3. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (4); 4. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (5); 5. 11X-Gregg Bakker (9); 6. 33B-James Broty (2); 7. 2H-Bill Boles (1); 8. 2K-Kevin Ingle (8); 9. (DNF) 14-Jody Rosenboom (7).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 5Z-Dusty Zomer (4); 2. 75B-Tommy Barber (1); 3. 81-Jack Dover (7); 4. 83-Justin Henderson (6); 5. 20-Brant O'Banion (3); 6. 33S-Scott Broty (8); 7. (DNF) 1B-Ryan Bowers (5); 8. (DNF) 35L-Cody Ledger (9); 9. (DNF) 37-Sye Anderson (2).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 50-Chase Viebrock (2); 2. 5M-Troy Manteufel (8); 3. 44X-Chris Martin (6); 4. 33-Trevor Smith (3); 5. (DNF) 4J-Lee Grosz (9); 6. (DNF) 2-Derrik Lusk (7); 7. (DNF) 101-Chuck McGillivray (1); 8. (DNF) 20X-A.J. Moeller (5); 9. (DNF) 42-Kevin Flowers (4).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 20-Brant O'Banion (8); 2. 23-Brandon Bosma (6); 3. 05-Colin Smith (4); 4. 56-Bill Johnson (7); 5. 4SS-Jody Rosenboom (9); 6. 35-Blaine Stegenga (5); 7. 1CC-Clayton Christensen (2); 8. 12L-John Lambertz (17); 9. 4S-Michael Stien (12); 10. 1S-Ryan Voss (15); 11. 8-Micah Slendy (1); 12. 5J-Javen Ostermann (13); 13. 51A-Ryan Bickett (11); 14. 7-Johnny Sullivan (10); 15. (DNF) 7L-Jesse Lindberg (16); 16. (DNF) 1B-Brett Geldner (14); 17. (DNF) 22-Kaleb Johnson (3).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 22-Kaleb Johnson (2); 2. 4SS-Jody Rosenboom (8); 3. 23-Brandon Bosma (6); 4. 8-Micah Slendy (1); 5. 35-Blaine Stegenga (4); 6. 7-Johnny Sullivan (3); 7. 4S-Michael Stien (7); 8. 1B-Brett Geldner (9); 9. (DNF) 1S-Ryan Voss (5).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1CC-Clayton Christensen (1); 2. 05-Colin Smith (2); 3. 12L-John Lambertz (5); 4. 56-Bill Johnson (6); 5. 20-Brant O'Banion (7); 6. 51A-Ryan Bickett (8); 7. 5J-Javen Ostermann (3); 8. (DNF) 7L-Jesse Lindberg (4).

NSL NON-WING SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba (3); 2. 0-Alex Schriever (2); 3. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (4); 4. 12-Johnny Parsons III (1); 5. 7-Clinton Bruns (7); 6. 16-Anna Kouba (9); 7. 99-Bryan Roach (8); 8. 48-Neal Matuska (5); 9. (DNF) 0X-Brandon Stevenson (6); 10. (DNF) 1DA-Christian Wagler (10).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (4); 2. 0-Alex Schriever (3); 3. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (2); 4. 7-Clinton Bruns (1); (DNS) 1DA-Christian Wagler.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba (4); 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III (2); 3. 48-Neal Matuska (3); 4. 99-Bryan Roach (1); 5. 16-Anna Kouba (5).

Qualifying 1 (3 Laps): 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson, 00:16.754; 2. 6-Jake Kouba, 00:17.242; 3. 48-Neal Matuska, 00:17.281; 4. 0X-Brandon Stevenson, 00:17.425; 5. 99-Bryan Roach, 00:17.792.

Qualifying 2 (3 Laps): 1. 0-Alex Schriever, 00:17.273; 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III, 00:17.612; 3. 7-Clinton Bruns, 00:17.634; 4. 16-Anna Kouba, 00:17.855; 5. 1DA-Christian Wagler, 00:19.836.

UP NEXT -

Friday featuring the Tri-State Late Models, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport mods

MEDIA LINKS -

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Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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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 .

 

Foos capitalizes on opportunity for 410 AFCS win at Attica; Williams earns first 305 AFCS win; Brooks gets last corner last lap truck win


Friday, June 7, 2019
 

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio - D.J. Foos capitalized on the opportunity when it presented itself Friday at Attica Raceway Park to score his second career 410 sprint win on Gordon Lumber/Edward Jones Mike Neill Financial Advisor Night. When race leader Buddy Kofoid tangled with a car he was trying to lap with nine circuits remaining, Foos used the ensuing restart to power around Trey Jacobs and drove to the win.

Australian transplant Stuart Williams - in his first night of racing for 2019 - led all 25 non-stop laps in the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints to score his first career Attica win worth $1,000.

Kent Brewer looked on his way to the win in the dirt truck feature but a trio of lapped trucks held him up in the last corner of the final lap and Wayne, Ohio's John Brooks snuck by for his first career Attica victory.

Foos, a former Attica 305 sprint champion, driving the Burmeister Racing machine, knew his team was on the verge of getting a win. It was also a big night for Foos in his bid to win an Attica Raceway Park season title as it was double points on the line for mid-season championship and it was an All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group point night as well.

"To be honest I thought I was moving up through there pretty good. I couldn't see really and then I saw the Kofoid kid...it's a shame what happened to him. Right now Buddy and the Linders...they are the car to beat. It's a shame to see him taken out like that. I really thought if I got to him I had something for him. There at the end I could cruise in the middle, the bottom...where ever I needed to go. I was pretty good. I feel like we have had speed all year. We've just had bad starting spots. Tonight we started eighth. I fell back there pretty far at the beginning and I saw Cale (Conley) peak under me and I knew I had to get going. I can't thank this Burmeister crew enough. These guys put everything they have into this deal. I texted Mikey, the crew chief today and said 'dude we need to get a top three both nights this weekend so we can go into speedweek with some momentum.' He said 'why don't you just win.' I thought I was just being conservative but here we are...this is awesome. It feels so good to win at Attica. This is the toughest competition around," said Foos beside his Jet Express/CR Juices/Crown Battery/Greer Automotive/Burmeister Trophy/KS Sales & Service/Kistler Engines/Kistler Racing Products/NAPA Auto Parts/Dave Story Equipment/Minor Customs backed machine.

Williams, who has called Fostoria, Ohio home for nearly eight years, battled early with Kyle Peters in the 305 feature before steadily pulling away. Heavy lapped traffic the final three laps allowed Brandon Moore to close but Williams didn't make a mistake, driving to the victory aboard his Technique Roofing/KS Sales & Service/Reliable Sprayfoam Insulators/Nettie's Trucking/DGGI/Elite Wings backed #46AU.

"This has been a long time coming. We moved from the other side of the world to make this happen. My dad, my wife, my kids...everybody has put so much effort into this. It's amazing," said Williams.

In the 15-lap dirt truck feature, Brooks grabbed the early lead but surrendered the point to Kent Brewer on lap seven. Brewer was heading to the checkers when three lapped trucks got side ways and he had to take evasive action and Brooks drove to the bottom of turn four and powered to the win.

"I hate that for Brewer...he was faster than me. I guess you just have to be there. I just figured I'd go where he didn't go...it worked out. Old man Babcock does a real good job helping me with my driving and setting the truck up. I got Chris who has been with me since day one...it's been a lot of fun," said Brooks beside his Best Performance/Craig Miller Trucking/KS Sales & Service/Turner Electric/Speedways Bar & Grill/Dave Story Equipment & Repair/Keyser Manufacturing/Bulk Material Lift backed #1.

Craig Mintz and Stuart Brubaker brought the field to green for the 30-lap Callie's Performance Products 410 sprint feature but Mintz suffered a mechanical issue and slid off the high side of turns one and two and was towed to the pits while Ricky Peterson spun as well. On the second attempt for a start, Brubaker grabbed the lead with pressure from Cap Henry and Trey Jacobs. Henry took the top spot on lap two with Jacobs, who borrowed an engine to compete, utilized the track's bottom groove to grab the lead on lap three over Henry, Brubaker, Nate Dussel, Kofoid, Byron Reed and Foos just as the caution flew for another Peterson spin.

When the green flew Jacobs began to pull away from Henry while Brubaker, Dussel, Kofoid and Reed waged a tremendous battle. Kofoid, who came into the night leading the AFCS and Attica point standings, moved into fourth on lap nine and took third from Dussel two circuits later. As Jacobs continued to lead, Kofoid was on a mission having started 10th and grabbed the second spot on lap 14 just as the leaders had caught the back of the pack.. With 12 laps to go, Kofoid had chopped Jacobs' lead to four car lengths with Henry, Foos, Dussel, Brubaker and Reed in pursuit. Kofoid used the cushion to power into the lead on lap 19 with Henry and Foos locked in a great battle for third. With nine laps to go Kofoid used a lapped car to drive around Jacobs into the lead but disaster struck two circuits later as Stambaugh spun right in front of the leader, collecting him and causing damage, ending his night.

That gave the lead back to Jacobs but it was short-lived as Foos used the restart to blast away at the cushion to grab the lead. Foos drove away for the win with Jacobs, Henry, Dussel and Reed rounding out the top five.

Williams and Peters brought the field to green for the 305 A-main with Williams gaining the slight advantage over Peters, Paul Weaver, Brandon Moore and a great battle for fourth involving Mike Keegan, Jason Keckler, Bobby Clark and Seth Schneider.Williams began to pull away wile Peters held off Moore with Weaver comfortably in fourth as the battle for fifth intensified between Keckler, Keegan, Tyler Street, Schneider and Clark. As laps quickly ticked off, Williams caught the back of the field on lap 11 and four laps later he had three lapped machines between himself and Moore as Peters was locked in an entertaining race for third with Weaver, Keckler and Street.

With five laps to go Williams held a commanding lead over Moore, Peters, Weaver, Keckler, Street, Keegan, Schneider, Clark and Kyle Capodice. But, with three laps to go Williams was mired in heavy lapped traffic and Moore cut into his lead. Williams was able to maneuver around the lapped cars and drove to the win in a feature event that took just over eight minutes to complete. Moore, Peters, Keckler and Street rounded out the top five.

Brooks grabbed the lead in the dirt truck feature at the drop of the green, holding off Dustin Keegan, Noah Wagner, Cory McCaughey and Kent Brewer. Brewer moved into third on lap three and took second a circuit later. Brooks and Brewer battled side by side for the lead for the next two laps before Brewer was able to wrestle the top spot away. Meanwhile a great race for third was underway involving Jimmy McGrath Jr., Keegan, McCaughey, Brad Keckler and Jeff Ward.

Brewer seemed to have the win in the bag until coming through turns three and four to the checkers. Three lapped trucks were dicing it out and Brewer had to take evasive action and Brooks drove to the bottom and to the checkers. Brewer, McGrath, McCaughey and Shawn Valenti rounded out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will kick off the Ohio Sprint Speedway with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday, June 14. The Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models will also be in action battling for $2,000 to win and double points toward the Attica track championship.

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.



About Edward Jones Investments-Mike Neill – www.edwardjones.com

As an Edward Jones financial advisor, Mike Neill believes it’s important to invest his time to understand what you’re working toward before you invest your money. It's also important to understand the level of risk you're comfortable accepting when investing so he can balance it with the steps necessary to reach your long-term goals.

Whether you're planning for retirement, saving for college for children or grandchildren, or just trying to protect the financial future of the ones you care for the most, Edward Jones Investments and Mike Neill can work together to develop specific strategies to help you achieve your goals. Edward Jones can also monitor your progress to help make sure you stay on track or determine if any adjustments need to be made. In addition, Mike Neill welcomes the opportunity to work with your attorney, accountant and other trusted professionals to deliver a comprehensive strategy that leverages everyone's expertise. Working together, Edward Jones can help you develop a complete, tailored strategy to help you achieve your financial goals.

About Gordon Lumber Company – www.gordonlumber.com

The year was 1868. The country was putting itself back together after the Civil War when a man named Washington Gordon came to the young village of Oak Harbor, Ohio to start a business. What began as a single saw mill on the banks of the Portage River has grown into a trusted home improvement resource throughout Northwest Ohio. You'll find Gordon Lumber home improvement stores in Fremont, Port Clinton, Bowling Green, Genoa, and Huron. And our Component Plant is in Findlay. At each of these locations, we provide higher quality lumber and building materials, along with old-fashioned customer service you won’t always find with our competitors.


Attica Raceway Park 2
Friday, June 7, 2019
Gordon Lumber/ Edward Jones Night
[*] indicates starting position

410 Sprints - Callie's Performance Products

Qualifying
1.11N-Michael Kofoid, 13.027; 2.45L-Brian Lay, 13.265; 3.09-Craig Mintz, 13.324; 4.83M-Broc Martin, 13.344; 5.97-Caleb Helms, 13.385; 6.3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.420; 7.5-Byron Reed, 13.426; 8.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.438; 9.1-Nate Dussel, 13.464; 10.4-Cap Henry, 13.488; 11.25M-Chris Andrews, 13.496; 12.9X-Ricky Peterson, 13.524; 13.23-Max Stambaugh, 13.534; 14.22-Cole Duncan, 13.561; 15.3C-Cale Conley, 13.566; 16.12-Kody Swanson, 13.580; 17.33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.615; 18.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.625; 19.16-DJ Foos, 13.664; 20.5T-Travis Philo, 13.664; 21.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.729; 22.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.741; 23.5B-Chad Blonde, 13.762; 24.5H-Jordan Ryan, 13.829; 25.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.879; 26.2+-Brian Smith, 14.020; 27.19-Mitch Harble, 14.029; 28.2L-Landon LaLonde, 14.111; 29.40-Mark Imler, 14.547; 30.88N-Frank Neill, 14.551; 31.96AU-Bruce White, 15.039; 32.49-Shawn Dancer, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 4-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 3. 97-Caleb Helms[3] ; 4. 3C-Cale Conley[5] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[4] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 7. 5H-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 11N-Michael Kofoid[4] ; 2. 9X-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 4. 33W-Caleb Griffith[5] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 6. 40-Mark Imler[7] ; 7. 12-Kody Swanson[1] ; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 5. 25M-Chris Andrews[5] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 7. 49-Shawn Dancer[8] ; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild[3]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 16-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 4. 23-Max Stambaugh[4] ; 5. 19-Mitch Harble[6] ; 6. 88N-Frank Neill[8] ; 7. 2L-Landon LaLonde[7] ; 8. 5B-Chad Blonde[5]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 25M-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild[8] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer[6] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 6. 5H-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 7. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 8. 22-Cole Duncan[4]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 2+-Brian Smith[1] ; 2. 19-Mitch Harble[2] ; 3. 88N-Frank Neill[4] ; 4. 96AU-Bruce White[7] ; 5. 2L-Landon LaLonde[6] ; 6. 40-Mark Imler[3] ; 7. 12-Kody Swanson[5] ; 8. 5B-Chad Blonde[8]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 16-DJ Foos[8] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 3. 4-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[7] ; 5. 5-Byron Reed[9] ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[13] ; 8. 25M-Chris Andrews[17] ; 9. 5T-Travis Philo[14] ; 10. 2+-Brian Smith[18] ; 11. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 12. 33W-Caleb Griffith[12] ; 13. 19-Mitch Harble[20] ; 14. 97-Caleb Helms[11] ; 15. 3-Jac Haudenschild[19] ; 16. 3C-Cale Conley[15] ; 17. 11N-Michael Kofoid[10] ; 18. 23-Max Stambaugh[16] ; 19. 9X-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 20. 09-Craig Mintz[1]

Hard charger: 25M-Chris Andrews +9

305 Sprints - Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[2] ; 4. 09-Justin Adams[7] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 6. 29-Rich Farmer[4] ; 7. 3X-Brandon Riehl[6] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[3] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 5. 2X-Mike Grigsby[2] ; 6. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 4*-Tyler Street[6] ; 2. X-Mike Keegan[1] ; 3. 46AU-Stuart Williams[5] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[4] ; 5. 26-Jamie Miller[7] ; 6. 25R-Matt Russell[3] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebold[2]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 3. 47-Matt Lucius[2] ; 4. 3V-Chris Verda[5] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[7] ; 6. 5-Kody Brewer[6] ; 7. 28-Tad Peck[4]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 6 to A)
1. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[3] ; 3. 1H-Zeth Sabo[4] ; 4. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[10] ; 6. 3X-Brandon Riehl[9] ; 7. 29-Rich Farmer[5] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[13] ; 9. 28-Tad Peck[12] ; 10. 5-Kody Brewer[8] ; 11. X15-Kasey Ziebold[11] ; 12. 2X-Mike Grigsby[2] ; 13. 25R-Matt Russell[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[2] ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[8] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[9] ; 6. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 7. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[17] ; 9. 26-Jamie Miller[18] ; 10. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 12. 11G-Luke Griffith[10] ; 13. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[15] ; 14. 1H-Zeth Sabo[19] ; 15. 09-Justin Adams[13] ; 16. 7B-Shawn Valenti[20] ; 17. 9R-Dustin Rall[21] ; 18. 77I-John Ivy[14] ; 19. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[11] ; 20. 3V-Chris Verda[16] ; 21. 3X-Brandon Riehl[22] ; 22. 47-Matt Lucius[12]

Hard charger: 12-Kyle Capodice +9

Dirt Trucks -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[2] ; 3. 17X-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 4. 83-Noah Wagner[9] ; 5. 5-Jimmy McGrath Sr[6] ; 6. 26-Kyle Lagrou[3] ; 7. 33C-Andrew Carpenter[5] ; 8. 67-Ben Clapp[8] ; 9. 8W-Austin White[1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 2. P51-Paul Brown Jr[4] ; 3. 1-John Brooks[9] ; 4. 1X-Brad Keckler[8] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[7] ; 6. 33W-Jeff Ward[5] ; 7. 7X-Dana Frey[6] ; 8. 75-Adam Dible[2] ; 9. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[1]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)
1. 1-John Brooks[2] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[8] ; 3. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[10] ; 4. 36M-Cory McCaughey[3] ; 5. 7B-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 6. 33W-Jeff Ward[12] ; 7. 1X-Brad Keckler[6] ; 8. 17X-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 9. 83-Noah Wagner[4] ; 10. 26-Kyle Lagrou[11] ; 11. 75-Adam Dible[16] ; 12. 7X-Dana Frey[14] ; 13. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[18] ; 14. P51-Paul Brown Jr[5] ; 15. 33C-Andrew Carpenter[13] ; 16. 5-Jimmy McGrath Sr[9]

 

 

Grant Leads All the Way to Win USAC Indiana Midget Week Feature At Gas City I-69 Speedway Wednesday

GAS CITY, Ind., June 6 — Justin Grant of Avon, Ind. out-dragged polesitter C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Ind. at the start/finish line on the first lap, survived five restarts including a two-lap shootout at the end, led all 30 laps, and beat runner-up Cannon McIntosh of Bixby, Okla. by just 0.197 of a second to win the USAC NOS Energy Drink national midget race Wednesday night as Gas City I-69 Speedway hosted the second event of Indiana Midget Week.

In the non-wing sprint car feature, Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. led the first lap but Kevin Thomas Jr. of Avon, Ind. led the next 24 circuits around the quarter-mile clay oval to beat Bacon by 1.332 seconds.

Polesitter Kole Kirkman of Kokomo, Ind. led all 15 laps of the non-wing micro-sprint feature to close the program.

Jason McDougal of Broken Arrow, Okla. started third in the midget feature and also passed Leary at the start to trail only Grant for the first half of the race.

McIntosh, who is just 19, passed McDougal in Turn 4 on a restart with 15 laps down to move into second.

Grant saw his 2.673-second lead over McIntosh disappear with 28 laps down when Tucker Klaasmeyer stopped high in Turn 4. Karsyn Elledge and Jerry Coons Jr. got together in Turn 4 before another lap was completed and McIntosh gave it everything he had coming out of Turn 4 on that restart, but Grant, a native of Ione, Calif., was too strong.

That final restart also saw the 2017 Gas City Indiana Midget Week winner, Michael Pickens of Auckland, New Zealand, drop from third to 22nd, reportedly out of fuel. Kyle Larson of Elk Grove, Calif., who started fifth but dropped as far back as ninth before rebounding, benefited from that and nabbed the final podium position. McDougal hung on for fourth followed by Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nev.

Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis was the race’s hard charger, as he started 15th and finished sixth. Zach Daum and Tanner Carrick were next across the line. Chris Windom started 23rd and scratch in a back-up car and placed ninth, but provisional starters are ineligible for the hard-charger honors. Zeb Wise rounded out the top 10.

Grant’s winning car was RAMS Racing’s No. 4A, which is a Bullet chassis powered by a Stanton SR-11 engine and sponsored by NOS Energy Drink, Rockwell Security and MPV Express.

Like Grant, Thomas had to withstand several restarts in the sprint car feature — four to be exact. Bacon tried the high and low grooves to pass him and was only 0.090 off Thomas’s fastest race lap, but he couldn’t make a pass stick around Thomas’s Hayward/Thomas Motorsports entry sponsored by Grainger.

Max Adams and Corey Smith got by Tim Creech working lap 24 to finish in third and fourth. Thomas Meseraull, who won the last three sprint car features at Gas City in another car, got by Creech on the last lap and placed fifth, and Creech hung on for sixth.

Kirkman, who was driving Rick Rhodes’ No. 51 micro-sprint, had to withstand three restarts enroute to his victory. Brandon Rose, who started 16th and last after a problem in his heat, slipped under Austin Helm in Turn 2 on lap 11 to secure the runner-up honors. Helm held on for third followed by Tyler Gunn. One of the best battles in that race was between Cole Ketcham and Mike Landis, who crossed the line in fifth and sixth, respectively.

Courtney set a new USAC midget 10-lap track record of 2.05.54 in winning the first heat, breaking Kevin Thomas Jr.’s mark of 2:06.16 set in 2013.

Despite the fact there were 40 midgets, 25 sprint cars and 16 micro-sprints on hand, there was only one flip. Oliver Akard flipped hard in the outside of Turn 2 during the third USAC midget heat with three laps down, but emerged under his own power.

There won’t be any races at Gas City this Friday, June 7, but the action resumes on Friday, June 14 with the second annual “Jack and Jiggs Classic” named in honor of track owner Jack Himelick and former promoter Jiggs Thomason. Sprints on Dirt (SOD) winged sprint cars, USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midgets, UMP modifieds, street stocks, super streets, and hornets (paying $400 to win) are on the schedule. Last year 106 race cars were in action at this show. The Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Car Club will also present an exhibition of race cars from the past.

Fans can see the 2019 schedule and get additional information on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

The results:

USAC Midget Fatheadz Eyewear Time Trials: 1. Shane Golobic, 12.349; 2. Jason McDougal, 12.416; 3. Tanner Thorson, 12.421; 4. Thomas Meseraull, 12.450; 5. Justin Grant, 12.455; 6. Kyle Larson, 12.457; 7. Karsyn Elledge, 12.503; 8. Noah Gass, 12.524; 9. Tanner Carrick, 12.561, 10. Logan Seavey, 12.569; 11. Cannon McIntosh, 12.594; 12. Jerry Coons Jr., 12.630; 13. Kevin Thomas Jr., 12.663; 14. Zeb Wise, 12.673; 15. Michael Pickens, 12.701; 16. C.J. Leary, 12.702; 17. Jesse Colwell, 12.720; 18. Zach Daum, 12.734; 19. Kyle Cummins, 12.735; 20. Tyler Courtney, 12.753; 21. Chad Boat, 12.756; 22. Andrew Layser, 12.773. 23. Holley Hollan, 12.779; 24. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 12.829; 25. Dave Darland, 12.897; 26. Sterling Cling, 12.923, 27. Ethan Mitchell, 12.928; 28. Cole Bodine, 12.938; 29. Anton Hernandez, 12.939; 30. Chris Windom, 12.976; 31. Dillon Welch, 12.994; 32. Zane Hendricks, 13.080; 33. Michael Koontz, 13.093; 34. Justin Peck, 13.106; 35. Brady Bacon, 13.320; 36. Chris Baue, 13.473; 37. Oliver Akard, 13.537; 38. Critter Malone, 13.611; 39. Brent Watson, 14.561, 40. Davey Ray, no time.

USAC Midget Heat 1 (10 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Tyler Courtney, 2. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 3. C.J. Leary, 4. Kyle Larson, 5. Zach Daum, 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 7. Dillon Welch, 8. Anton Hernandez, 9. Michael Koontz, 10. Davey Ray,

USAC Midget Heat 2 (10 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Holley Hollan, 2. Cole Bodine, 3. Jesse Colwell, 4. Cannon McIntosh, 5. Michael Pickens, 6. Kyle Cummins, 7. Zane Hendricks, 8. Brady Bacon, 9. Brent Watson, 10. Chris Windom.

USAC Midget Heat 3 (10 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Logan Seavey, 2. Zeb Wise, 3. Shane Golobic, 4. Justin Grant, 5. Noah Gass, 6. Tanner Thorson, 7. Andrew Layser, 8. Sterling Cling, 9. Justin Peck, 10. Oliver Akard.

USAC Midget Heat 4 (10 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Chad Boat, 3. Karsyn Elledge, 4. Jason McDougal, 5. Tanner Carrick, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Ethan Mitchell, 8. Critter Malone, 9. Chris Baue, 10. Thomas Meseraull.

USAC Midget C Main (8 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Ethan Mitchell, 3. Justin Peck, 4. Michael Koontz, 5. Chris Baue, 6. Brent Watson, 7. Critter Malone.

USAC Midget B Main (12 laps, 6 transferred): 1. Tanner Thorson, 2. Michael Pickens, 3. Jerry Coons Jr., 4. Tanner Carrick, 5. Andrew Layser, 6. Zach Daum, 7. Ethan Mitchell, 8. Dave Darland, 9. Brady Bacon, 10. Kyle Cummins, 11. Sterling Cling, 12. Noah Gass, 13. Anton Hernandez, 14. Chris Windom, 15. Dillon Welch, 16. Justin Peck, 17. Michael Koontz.

USAC Midget Feature (30 laps): 1. Justin Grant, 2. Cannon McIntosh, 3. Kyle Larson, 4. Jason McDougal, 5. Tanner Thorson, 6. Tyler Courtney, 7. Zach Daum, 8. Tanner Carrick, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Zeb Wise, 11. C.J. Leary, 12. Logan Seavey, 13. Andrew Layser, 14. Holley Hollan, 15. Shane Golobic, 16. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17. Karsyn Elledge, 18. Cole Bodine, 19. Jesse Colwell, 20. Jerry Coons Jr., 21. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 22. Michael Pickens, 23. Chad Boat.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Max Adams, 3. Cole Ketcham, 4. Sterling Cling, 5. Parker Fredrickson, 6. Anthony D’Alessio, 7. Korbyn Hayslett, 8. Dave Gross, 9. Scotty Weir.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Kyle Robbins, 3. Clinton Boyles, 4. Brandon Rose, 5. Thomas Meseraull, 6. Tyler Hewitt, 7. Billy Cribbs, 8. Paul Dues.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Tim Creech, 2. Corey Smith, 3. Dustin Ingle, 4. Lee Underwood, 5. Brayden Clark, 6. Brad Greenup, 7. Adam Byrkett, 8. Gary Rooke.

Non-Wing Sprint B Main (10 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Korbyn Hayslett, 2. Tyler Hewitt, 3. Scotty Weir, 4. Brad Greenup, 5. Billy Cribbs, 6. Adam Byrkett, 7. Paul Dues, 8. Anthony D’Alessio, 9. Gary Rooke, 10. Dave Gross.

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Max Adams, 4. Corey Smith, 5. Thomas Meseraull, 6. Tim Creech, 7. Scotty Weir, 8. Lee Underwood, 9. Cole Ketcham, 10. Brandon Rose, 11. Dustin Ingle, 12. Tyler Hewitt, 13. Sterling Cling, 14. Brad Greenup, 15. Billy Cribbs, 16. Brayden Clark, 17. Korbyn Hayslett, 18. Clinton Boyles, 19. Parker Frederickson, 20. Kyle Robbins.

Non-Wing Micro-Sprints Heat 1 (6 laps): 1. Kole Kirkman, 2. Mike Landis, 3. Mychal Schimmel, 4. Tyler Gunn, 5. Dave Cochran, 6. Bob Baker, 7. Dale Phillips, 8. Eastin Ashbrooke.

Non-Wing Micro-Sprints Heat 2 (6 laps): 1. Cole Ketcham, 2. Austin Helm, 3. Kati Waggoner, 4. Dawson Phillips, 5. Ryan Ball, 6. Andy Martin, 7. Billy Briscoe, 8. Brandon Rose.

Non-Wing Micro-Sprints Feature (15 laps): 1. Kole Kirkman, 2. Brandon Rose, 3. Austin Helm, 4. Tyler Gunn, 5. Cole Ketcham, 6. Mike Landis, 7. Mychal Schimmel, 8. Kati Waggoner, 9. Dawson Phillips, 10. Dale Phillips, 11. Billy Briscoe, 12. Dave Cochran, 13. Bob Baker, 14. Andy Martin, 15. Ryan Ball, 16. Eastin Ashbrooke.

 

 

Park Jefferson Speedway

Nice weather greeted race teams and fans alike as the Park Jefferson Speedway kicked off June 1 with a great night of racing that included a full field of cars and a fast moving program for fans to enjoy.
In the Artworks Graphics Modifieds, it was Chris Mills as a surprise winner. Mills, who has dropped in periodically throughout his career at Park Jefferson since winning a stock car championship, was able to benefit from a front row starting spot to jump to an early lead and win by 4 seconds. Mills was chased by RJ Merchant, who has found a lot of speed over the past few weeks. All time feature winner Jay Noteboom was third. Heat race wins when to Mills and Mapletons’s Jim Thies.
In the Stevenson Hardware Sprint Cars, “The Combine” Dusty Ballenger came flying from 8th with point leader Brant O’Banion in tow as the drivers from the 4th row were able to slide around the smooth racing surface to race into the lead. Ballenger has shown an affinity for the Park surface since the sprint cars became weekly, picked up his second win of the year while O’Banion continues to lead points. Ryan Voss was third. Heats went to Colin Smith and Shane Fick who made his first appearance at the track this year.
The J&J Fitting Stock Cars saw Greg Taylor hold off Elijah Zevenbergen by just 1 tenth of a second to pick up his second feature win of the year. It was masterful to watch the 2 drivers work though the field and take the top 2 spots. Taylor and Bo Lundquist won the heat races.
The Pizza Ranch Sport Modifieds saw Sioux City superstar Cody Thompson once again in victory lane. Thompson came in Saturday after picking up a win in NASCAR action at the I-80 Speedway the night before and the handicapping was just a small hindrance on his way to the front. Coming in second was an unbelievable run by Kole Nordquist. Nordquist started 18th and passed 16 other cars to come up just short. Josh Blom led the Artworks Graphics sponsored 25 to a third place finish. Heats went to Rusty Montagne and Devon McMartin.
The IMCA Hobby Stock division saw pure chaos to the point standings as some of the top drivers Andy Hoffman and Craig Clift struggle and Aaron Shearn taking the night off, it was Blake Arends to put his number 22 machine in victory lane of Justin Frederick. Kevin Bruck rounded out the top three which saw Bruck win a heat along with Richard Wynn and Jeremy Smith.
The IMCA Sport Compacts saw late arriving Josh Uhl invade for the victory over another strong second by Conner Brown. Uhl was able to take advantage or his starting position and raced around the middle and high sides of the track to pick up the win. Jared Gross was third and also won one of the two heat races with Uhl winning the other.
The originally scheduled USMTS show for Friday has been moved to Sunday, June 23rd. Fans this week will enjoy the treat of the 4th annual Mark Lloyd Memorial which sees the return of the Late Model Street Stocks to Park Jefferson Speedway. They will be joining the IMCA Weekly program for a full night of racing. Gates open at 4:30 for competitors and 5:00 for spectators. Hot laps are slated for 6:15 and racing at 7:00. Adult tickets are $13, seniors $10, children 6-16 are $3 and under 6 are free. For more information go to www.parkjeff.com
June 1 Park Jefferson Speedway Results

IMCA Stevenson Hardware Sprint Cars
A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger, 14:43.367[8]; 2. 20-Brant O'Banion, 14:44.487[9]; 3. 1S-Ryan Voss, 14:49.118[4]; 4. 1R-Matt Richards, 14:52.924[5]; 5. 7-Shane Fick, 14:54.074[6]; 6. 12L-John Lambertz, 14:57.802[10]; 7. 43MB-Tim Fricke, 14:58.216[2]; 8. 05-Colin Smith, 14:58.523[7]; 9. 7L-Jesse Lindberg, 15:01.546[11]; 10. 29-Rick Pendergast, 14:46.154[3]; 11. (DNF) 4J-Aaron Guillaume, 04:03.649[12]; 12. (DNF) 31A-C.J. Johnson, 04:04.338[1]
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Colin Smith, 07:41.472[5]; 2. 43MB-Tim Fricke, 07:45.367[2]; 3. 20-Brant O'Banion, 07:46.869[6]; 4. 1R-Matt Richards, 07:48.073[4]; 5. 31A-C.J. Johnson, 07:56.978[1]; (DNS) 12L-John Lambertz, 07:56.978
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7-Shane Fick, 06:23.864[4]; 2. 1S-Ryan Voss, 06:25.717[3]; 3. 2D-Dusty Ballenger, 06:26.972[5]; 4. 29-Rick Pendergast, 06:32.086[2]; 5. 4J-Aaron Guillaume, 06:37.525[6]; 6. (DNF) 7L-Jesse Lindberg, 05:05.022[1]

 

Westbrook, Costa, DeBoer and Wert Win on Victory Gamez Night at Ohsweken

. OHSWEKEN, Ont. (May 31, 2019) – A historic and exciting night at Ohsweken Speedway saw 137 cars in the pit area for Friday Night Excitement presented by Victory Gamez. For the first time in Ohsweken history, the Feature portion of the night’s racing aired live on MavTV Canada as part of the new show All North Racing powered by Pinty’s.

When the dust settled, it was Dylan Westbrook claiming his second straight win with the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Jesse Costa leading all 20 laps on route to victory with the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars. Both stock car divisions raced under an abbreviated but high-octane format that saw Trevor DeBoer score the win with the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and Kyle Wert in victory lane with the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Jim Huppunen and Shone Evans started on the front row for the 20-lap Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car A-Feature. Evans took the early lead to pace the opening two laps until fourth-starting Scott Kreutter raced to the point on lap three. Kreutter held the top spot for nine laps until Dylan Westbrook was able to get past and drive to his second straight victory to start the Ohsweken season.

The Hill’s Racing/Nathan Ackland Racing team swept the qualifying heats for the night as Westbrook, Evans and Mack DeMan all claimed checkered flags. Lewiston, NY’s Derek Jonathan scored the win in the B-Main.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars

Jesse Costa and Nick Sheridan paced the field to the green flag for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars season opening feature. Costa was quick to jump out to the lead and never looked back as he paced all 20 laps to score a win in his first start since he was injured in an accident at Humberstone Speedway last August.

Behind Costa, opening night winner Liam Martin was making a mad dash to the front and furiously drove his way to a second-place finish after starting in 18th. Steven Beckett also had a strong run from 14th to third while Beachville, Ont. native DJ Christie came from dead last in 24th starting spot after transferring from the B-Main to finish fifth.

Lucas Smith, Costa, Brian Nanticoke and Hannah Ferrell won their qualifying heats to begin the nights while Johnny Miller and Caleb Wood won the B-Mains.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

Chris Hale and Aaron Rewutzsky brought the 29-car field of Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks to the line for the green flag. Hale led the opening two laps until third-starting Jim Lampman raced to the point on lap three. Lampman held the top spot past the halfway point until opening night winner Dave Bailey took the lead on lap 13.

Bailey was under heavy pressure from 13th-starting Trevor DeBoer in the closing laps and the underdog DeBoer got past the reigning champion with three laps to go to score his first victory of the season. Bailey, Ken Sargent, Logan Shwedyk and Rob Hoskins rounded out the top-five.

Bailey and DeBoer won the pair of qualifying heat races while Ryan Beagle was the fast qualifier in the Time Hot Laps session.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

Tristan Da Silva and Cole Hardy were on the front row for the HRW Automotive Mini Stock 20-lap Feature that saw 32 cars take the green flag under the high octane format. Da Silva led the opening lap until fifth-starting Ryan Hillar raced out front on lap two. Hillar paced the field until lap 10 when Tim DeBoer took the point for a lap only for Hillar to take it back on lap 12.

On lap 13 though, it was Kyle Wert who raced forward from 14th to take the lead and paced the field the rest of the way to score his first victory of the season. Invader Kyle Rothwell grabbed a second-place finish while Sean Iftody, DeBoer and Nick Masi rounded out the top-five.

Iftody and DeBoer won the pair of qualifying races after Iftody was quickest in the Timed Hot Laps session that determined the heat race lineups.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, June 7 for Rochester Knighthawks Minor Sports Night. All four of Ohsweken’s weekly divisions will be 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. The race will be the second home track race for the Insta-Panels Duel on the Dirt. Pit gates open at 5:30pm and spectator gates open at 6:00pm. 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 Race Report May 31, 2019 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Friday Night Excitement presented by Victory Gamez All North Racing powered by Pinty’s on MavTV Canada Total Entries – 137 ________________________ Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (27 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [3]; 2. 49-Scott Kreuter, [4]; 3. 17X-Mack DeMan, [5]; 4. 14H-Jim Huppunen, [1]; 5. 87X-Shone Evans, [2]; 6. 13-Cory Turner, [6]; 7. 10-Mitch Brown, [7]; 8. 91-Ryan Turner, [15]; 9. 88H-Josh Hansen, [11]; 10. 5D-Shane Ross, [8]; 11. 1-Holly Porter, [9]; 12. 68-Aaron Turkey, [10]; 13. 11-Jamie Turner, [17]; 14. 55-Mike Thorne, [14]; 15. 1-10-Jake Brown, [12]; 16. 9-Steve Lyons, [18]; 17. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [22]; 18. 81-Derek Jonathan, [20]; 19. 21-John Burbridge Jr, [13]; 20. 9B-Scott Burk, [23]; 21. 15F-Mike Ferrell, [21]; 22. 46-Kevin Pauls, [19]; 23. 0C-Cole MacDonald, [24]; 24. 80-Chris Steele, [16] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Shone Evans 1-2; Scott Kreutter 3-12; Dylan Westbrook 13-20 Hard Charger – Ryan Turner +7 (15th to 8th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 17X-Mack DeMan, [2]; 2. 49-Scott Kreuter, [5]; 3. 88H-Josh Hansen, [1]; 4. 13-Cory Turner, [7]; 5. 80-Chris Steele, [4]; 6. 55-Mike Thorne, [8]; 7. 9B-Scott Burk, [6]; 8. 15F-Mike Ferrell, [9]; 9. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [3]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 2:03.169) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [2]; 2. 5D-Shane Ross, [1]; 3. 1-Holly Porter, [4]; 4. 10-Mitch Brown, [7]; 5. 21-John Burbridge Jr, [6]; 6. 9-Steve Lyons, [3]; 7. 46-Kevin Pauls, [8]; 8. 43-Scott Sherk, [5]; 9. 0C-Cole MacDonald, [9]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 87X-Shone Evans, [3]; 2. 14H-Jim Huppunen, [4]; 3. 1-10-Jake Brown, [1]; 4. 68-Aaron Turkey, [6]; 5. 91-Ryan Turner, [5]; 6. 11-Jamie Turner, [7]; 7. 81-Derek Jonathan, [2]; 8. 45-Curtis Gartly, [8]

B-Feature 1 (6 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 1:34.567) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 81-Derek Jonathan, [4]; 2. 15F-Mike Ferrell, [3]; 3. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [6]; 4. 9B-Scott Burk, [2]; 5. 46-Kevin Pauls, [1]; 6. 0C-Cole MacDonald, [8]; 7. 43-Scott Sherk, [5]; 8. 45-Curtis Gartly, [7]

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Shone Evans ________________________

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (37 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 52-Jesse Costa, [1]; 2. 29-Liam Martin, [18]; 3. 08-Steven Beckett, [14]; 4. 5-D.J. Christie, [24]; 5. R52-Ryan Hunsinger, [25]; 6. 1EH-Paul Klager, [11]; 7. 49L-Lucas Smith, [6]; 8. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [7]; 9. 49H-Jerry Hill, [17]; 10. 43-Darren Dryden, [19]; 11. 24A-A.J. Lewis, [13]; 12. 51-Trevor Young, [20]; 13. 39-Shane Stickel, [16]; 14. 7-Caleb Wood, [23]; 15. 14-Eric Gledhill, [15]; 16. 83-Spencer Davis, [12]; 17. 20-Johnny Miller, [22]; 18. 19D-Allan Downey, [21]; 19. 45-Nick Sheridan, [2]; 20. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [4]; 21. 74-Rob Neely, [8]; 22. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [9]; 23. 10-Lofton Schuts, [5]; 24. MK8-Matthew Hill, [10]; (DQ) 12-Brad Herron, [3] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jesse Costa 1-20 Hard Charger – Liam Martin +16 (18th to 2nd)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:39.630) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 49L-Lucas Smith, [3]; 2. 1EH-Paul Klager, [2]; 3. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [5]; 4. MK8-Matthew Hill, [7]; 5. 83-Spencer Davis, [9]; 6. 39-Shane Stickel, [10]; 7. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [1]; 8. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [4]; 9. 88-Jesse McDonald, [6]; 10. 14T-Noelle Teal, [8]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 52-Jesse Costa, [1]; 2. 74-Rob Neely, [3]; 3. 10-Lofton Schuts, [7]; 4. 43-Darren Dryden, [4]; 5. 19D-Allan Downey, [6]; 6. 29W-Tyler Ward, [8]; 7. 5-D.J. Christie, [2]; 8. 28-Jordan Hill, [5]; 9. 69-Joshua Hill, [9]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:06.108) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [1]; 2. 12-Brad Herron, [3]; 3. 49H-Jerry Hill, [2]; 4. 45-Nick Sheridan, [8]; 5. 51-Trevor Young, [6]; 6. 38-Derek Miller, [4]; 7. 20-Johnny Miller, [9]; 8. 7-Caleb Wood, [7]; 9. 22JR-Allen Gilleta, [5]

Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [2]; 2. 24A-A.J. Lewis, [1]; 3. 08-Steven Beckett, [4]; 4. 29-Liam Martin, [5]; 5. 14-Eric Gledhill, [8]; 6. 50LS-Adrian Stahle, [6]; 7. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [7]; 8. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr, [3]; 9. R52-Ryan Hunsinger, [9]

B-Feature 1 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer – 2:37.639) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 20-Johnny Miller, [2]; 2. 5-D.J. Christie, [4]; 3. 39-Shane Stickel, [1]; 4. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [5]; 5. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [6]; 6. 88-Jesse McDonald, [8]; 7. 38-Derek Miller, [3]; 8. 14T-Noelle Teal, [9]; 9. 69-Joshua Hill, [7]

B-Feature 2 (10 laps – Top 6 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 7-Caleb Wood, [4]; 2. R52-Ryan Hunsinger, [6]; 3. 50LS-Adrian Stahle, [2]; 4. 28-Jordan Hill, [5]; 5. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr, [7]; 6. 22JR-Allen Gilleta, [8]; 7. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [3]; 8. 29W-Tyler Ward, [1]

 

 

Sparks Tames The Ridge Sunday Night

For Immediate Release By CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Fultonville, NY (6/3/19) – Sunday night the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series returned to the track that they once called their home track – the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. When all was said and done Cory Sparks pulled into victory lane while another veteran area racer had his night end in heartbreak. The race was run under heavy threats of rain following numerous afternoon showers. The track crew at Glen Ridge worked hard and did an outstanding job getting the surface back into shape and race ready.

Vermont’s John Scarborough and Canandaigua’s Alysha Bay led the field down to Joey Kriss’s green flag with Scarborough taking the early lead. Scarborough would lead mostly unchallenged for most of the race. Bay meanwhile settled into the second position with Sparks eventually making his way into third.

Bay, whose father Darryl Ruggles has one win at Glen Ridge with the CRSA, was looking strong in second until just past half-way when she spun in turn two. She would rebound to finish tenth. Ruggles meanwhile would wreck early and finish 14th.

Scarborough would lead when racing resumed and again pull away. His night would come to an end on lap 23 when he detonated an engine, coming to a stop while trying to exit the track. This handed the lead to Sparks.

Sparks led the final two laps to claim the win. Emily VanInwegen finished second with Jeff Trombley third, Brett Jaycox fourth and John Kolosek fifth. Heat races for the 17-car field were won by Jaycox, Scarborough and VanInwegen.

Two drivers – Josh Flint and Matt Priscott did not start the feature event. Flint broke the rear end in the Hannay Reels number 41J while leading his heat race and Priscott suffered engine issues in hot laps.

The Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher Award went to Dan Santabarbara, the Midstate Basement Authorities First Car Out Award went to Darryl Ruggles, the Maguire Family of Dealerships Magnificent Move of the Race Award went to Mike VanPelt, the Powder Tech Powder Coatings Hard Charger Award went to Johnny Kolosek (9th to 5th) and the Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Award went to Jerry Sehn.

The 2019 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series is back in action at the Afton Motorsports Park on Friday July 12th.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.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 2019 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, Midstate Basement Authorities, Maguire Family of Dealerships, A-Verdi Storage Containers, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Kennedy’s Towing, Algonkin Motel, Powder Tech Powder Coatings, Magsarus Ingnitions, ProFab Engineering, Just Signs & Designs, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc.

Round #3 – Glen Ridge Motorsports Park – Northway/90 Challenge Mini-Series - A-Main Finish (25 Laps) – Cory Sparks, Emily VanInwegen, Jeff Trombley, Brett Jaycox, John Kolosek, Jerry Sehn, Jr., Justin Mills, Mike VanPelt, Dalton Herrick, Alysha Bay, Mark Taylor, Dan Santabarbara, John Scarborough, Darryl Ruggles, Dana Wagner, Josh Flint (DNS), Matt Priscott (DN

 

 

Double-X Speedway

California, MO

June 2, 2019

By: Dean Reichel

B Mod Mania hits Double-X Speedway! The featured event on the card at the “Little Dirt Track at the edge of Town” were the B Modifieds on Sunday evening. In a nod to “Getting Back to our Roots” at Double-X in 2019, modified cars competed at the speedway for the first two seasons as a weekly class, and it was a welcome addition to the cars this week. A true gathering was on tap as drivers from across the state came to challenge the mile clay.

Two heat races would set the feature lineup in all divisions on the evening. In the Super Stock Division leading off it was perennial hard charging veteran John Clancy picking up the win over Dakota Girard and Brandon Hays. The second heat saw veteran Dale Berry lead green to checker in taking the win over Joe Miller and Collin Parmer. In the Hobby Stocks the first heat Rick Girard picked up the win over Chuck Coffey and Jeremiah Wallingford. After a wild first lap ended with a safety caution a second failed attempt led to the third time being the charm, Kyle Smith took his Mopar to the front and covered the field with Dakota Girard second and Kevin Prall third.

The featured class of B Modifieds contested the third set of heat races for the evening. Cody Brill put his car on the top shelf against the cushion and picked up the win. Adam Hall charged from sixth to finish second and Dayton Newell was third. Heat two saw veteran Chad Staus pick up the win over Mitchell Franklin in second and Cole Campbell in third. 360 Winged Sprints rounded out the heat race portion of the evening. In heat one Riley Kreisel made a strong pass over Ben Brown to take the lead on lap 1. A lap three caution brought the field to his rear bumper with “veteran” Tyler Blank in third. One lap later Blank was in second and hunting the lead. Kreisel was able to run the cushion and pick up the win, Blank was second and Ben Brown was third. Heat two saw Taylor Walton on the pole with Broc Elliott joining him on the front row. Walton rode the low groove to victory, edging Ayrton Gennetten by half a car at the stripe. Kyle Bellm finished third.

The Super Stock Feature saw veterans John Clancy and Dale Berry starting on the front row and Berry would take the early lead by running the top, Clancy would challenge on the bottom and Joe Miller was right behind Berry in third. A lap two caution bunched the field and lined them up single file behind the leaders. On the restart another yellow collected four cars. Collin Parmer would retire on the hook to the pit area. On the restart Joe Miller wasted no time moving to the front of the field. Dakota Girard settled into second with the rest of the field scrambling for position on the track. Brandon Hays made his way into third with four laps remaining the running order stayed the same. Joe Miller put the #409 in victory lane for the second time this season at Double-X. Following Miller under the checkered flag were Dakota Girard in second, John Clancy in third, Evan Hays in fourth and Mark Davis completing the top five. Brandon Hays was sixth, John Ketterer seventh, Tyler Blank eighth, Dale Berry ninth, Kyler Girard tenth and Collin Parmer eleventh.

In the Hobby Stock class Rick Girard and Kyle Smith brought the field to the green flag and Smith jumped to the lead. Girard would spin out in turn two bringing out a caution. On the restart Chuck Coffey would out duel Smith to lead lap one before Smith would take the lead on lap two. A red flag came out on lap four as John Canada hit the inside barrier in turn one. He was checked out by medical personnel as a precaution. On the restart, mechanical gremlins hit the 171 of Chuck Coffey and the 0 of Dakota Girard, both losing rear wheels on the same lap bringing out another caution. Kyle Smith brought them to green with a misfire in his engine allowing Mike Schrader to take over the top spot with Rick Girard challenging. On lap 9 Girard passed for the lead. At the checkered it was Rick Girard in first place, Matt Smith finishing second in his first night at the track, Mike Schrader held on for third. Rounding out the field were Kyle Smith fourth, Dakota Girard fifth, Chuck Coffey sixth, Josh Clark seventh, Chris Kammerich eighth, John Canada ninth, Jeremiah Wallingford tenth and Kevin Prall eleventh.

B Mod Mania was the next feature on the track. 15 laps for $500 to win. Heat race winners Cody Brill and Chad Staus were on the front row. At the drop of the green Chad Staus used the high line to take the advantage with Brill staying right with him on the low side. Behind the leaders the action was also quite intense with Mitchell Franklin, Cole Campbell and Adam Hall racing hard in the top five. Repeated spins by the 88R of Robin Showers slowed the field. When racing resumed Staus was still at the point with Brill racing him hard for the lead. With five laps remaining the running order remained the same with Cole Campbell venturing to the high side to try to advance at the same time Brill tried the top also. At the checkered flag Staus earned the victory by keeping his drive on the bottom flawless. Brill earned a hard fought second, Mitchell Franklin was third, exciting Cole Campbell was fourth and Adam Hall completed the top five. Dalton Newell drove a steady race to place sixth, Donnie Jackson seventh, Tyler Wood eighth, Leroy Morrison was ninth and Cale Turner finished tenth. Richard Brainard, Don Randall and Chris Brockway completed the field.

360 Winged Sprint Cars have been the premier class at Double-X since the day it opened and they are loved by fans. For the feature event youth started at the front with Riley Kreisel and Taylor Walton on the point. After two consecutive yellow flags one for Mackenzie Borcher and the second for Riley Kreisel, it became the Taylor and Tyler show at the front of the field. Taylor Walton using the bottom and Tyler Blank following on the restart, it took Blank going lower than Walton in turn one on lap six to take the lead. Ayrton Gennetten would pass Walton on lap seven to move into the number two spot. A lap ten caution negated a pass by Gennetten for the lead. Resetting the field with Blank Gennetten, Walton, Bellm and Kreisel in the top five. Over the remaining laps Blank would keep his car as straight as possible in the corners to maintain the lead. A slip over the top of turn 4 for Genetten on lap twenty would let Bellm move into second. At the checkered Blank picked up the victory, Bellm was second, Gennetten finished third, Taylor Walton finished fourth and Ben Brown completed the top five. In sixth at the flag was Broc Elliott, seventh was Mackenzie Borchers, Lanny Carpenter eighth, Samuel Wagner ninth, and Timmy Smith completed the top ten. Riley Kreisel and Kaitlyn Boland completed the field.

Please make plans to be with us next week for the Dylan Bias Memorial race featuring the Street Stocks racing for added purse. Be sure to keep up with results and schedules at www.doublexspeedway.com.

June 16th the POWRi non wing sprints will be back and on June 23 is the Old Timers and Legends night.

Complete Results

Double X Speedway

California, MO

June 2, 2019

360 Winged Sprint Cars

Feature Event-

1. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 2. 14K-Kyle Bellm, Nixa; 3. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills; 4. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 5. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 6. 75E-Broc Elliott, California; 7. 43-Mackenzie Borchers, Marshall; 8. 24-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 9. 73-Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack; 10. 86-Timmy Smith, Rocheport; 11. 91-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw; 12. 15K-Kaitlyn Boland, Columbia

Heat 1-

1. Kreisel; 2. Blank; 3. Brown; 4. Wagner; 5. Boland; 6. Smith

Heat 2-

1. Walton; 2. Gennetten; 3. Bellm; 4. Brown; 5. Elliott; 6. Carpenter (DNS)

 

 

Autodrome Drummond Lucas Oil ESS Checkered Flag was Waved over Paulie Colagiovanni for his First win in 2019.

By Dean Reynolds

DRUMMONVILLE, PQ – Teenage sensation Paulie Colagiovanni has shown speed over the past few years, he has even graced victory lane in Quebec for his first career Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints win. For 2019 consistency and a new focus has been showing results and top five finishes. Saturday night at Autodrome Drummond the progress peaked as he took the $2,085 victory in front of a huge crowd.

Taking the lead on lap seven and surviving a late race restart, his familiar #10 won the Mach 1 Chassis A-Main that also paid points for the Ohsweken Speedway Canada Tour and the Fondations 4 Saisons Quebec Series. The trip up north now sees Colagiovanni solidly in third in the overall point standings behind past ESS champions Jason Barney and Chuck Hebing.

"This win feels good. We have been more consistent this year and Doug Emery has been a big part of that," he said happily shortly after his win, "The car is set up each race and it's getting me more confident and more comfortable behind the wheel."

Going fast has never been an issue with the young chauffeur, but as he said, it's been the consistency. The win marks is fifth top five finish of the young season. While he knows there is a lot of racing left, just being mentioned in the same breath in the names mentioned earlier is humbling. "To be running with those guys and now finishing with them is something that is pretty cool," Colagiovanni noted. "I know it's a long season but to have the finishes we have been having gives you confidence."

New Jersey star Davie Franek drew the pole and lead the first six laps, with the leading duo in heavy traffic early it enabled Colagiovanni to slip by. Even though the scorecard shows Colagiovanni bringing home the checkered leading every lap from there. Franek actually swapped the lead a few times before actual laps were scored at the line while there were also weaving in through the slower cars.

In the late stages, Jordan Poirier got by Franek which produced and exciting result in front of the hometown crowd. "I am very happy to get second here at Drummond. To stand on the podium here in front of fans and friends is special," noted Poirier, "The car was good and I could run high or low. I got fortunate there to get second at the end and it made for a good night."

Franek set fast time in his group, won his heat and drew the pole. "We had a real good car right off the trailer but just didn't get the right break there at the end," noted the driver who drove seven hours overnight to make his first ever visit to Drummond, "This place and the crowd is just amazing, I heard the stories about Quebec and it's awesome. You will definitely see me back here."

Steve Poirier backed up his runner-up finish the night before at Granby with a fourth followed by Barney. Rounding out the top ten were Hebing, first year sprint car pilot Bryan Cloutier who was a teammate to Alex Vigneault on this night, Granby winner Billy VanInwegen, Matt Tanner and Vigneault.

A total of 28 cars filled the pit area for the second night in row up in Quebec.

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Paulie Colagiovanni ($2,085), Jordan Poirier ($1,260), Davie Franek ($1,125), Steve Poirier ($855), Jason Barney ($755), Chuck Hebing ($895), Bryan Cloutier ($655), Billy VanInwegen ($645), Matt Tanner ($660), Alex Vigneault ($625), Jeff Cook ($660), Shawn Donath ($545), Scott Holcomb ($575), Chris Jones ($515), Kyle Moffit ($510), Parker Evans ($505), Dan Douville ($525), Brett Wright ($500), Dale Gosselin ($500), Chad Miller ($500), Matt Hoyt ($500), Dave Axton ($500), Tyler Rand ($500), Dylan Swiernik ($500), Kelly Hebing ($250).

Did Not Qualify - Guilaume Neiderer, Kyle Fraser, Yan Bilodeau.

ESS Bonuses:

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Bilodeau, Franek, Colagiovanni $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Tanner, Franek, J.Poirier $25

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Halfway – Colagiovanni $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Franek $50

Fondations 55 Hard Charger – Cook (11 pos.), $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main - Holcomb $50

Ground Control Last Car Lead Lap – Douville $25

Ground Control 11th Place Finish – Cook - $25

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Colagiovanni, J. Poirier, Franek $10

Hoosier Tire – Colagiovanni $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, Ground Control Lawn and Snow, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway/Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Pinnacle Employee Services, AroundTown Plumbing & Heating, 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!!

 

 

CUMMINS COLLECTS SEASON WIN NUMBER THREE WITH MSCS

Paragon, IN - June 1, 2019 - Friday night the Brandeis Midwest
Sprint Car Series made the first of three scheduled appearances at
the Paragon Speedway for this season. The result was a feature race
with challenges continuing lap after lap until all 25 laps were
completed. The suspense added to the excitement.

Battles developed throughout the field, and the competition for the
top spots heated up. The need for three yellow flags took care of
minor incidents but did not effect the intensity of the racing. When
the green reappeared so did the competition.

Kyle Cummins started seventh on the field. He was running in sixth
at the halfway point but moved up to fifth on the next lap. The
pursuit was on. Travis Berryhill had led the first 11 laps after a
strong start. Dakota Jackson€™s successful challenge gave him the
lead for the next 10 laps. Cummins began making all-out efforts
using the top of the 3/8 mile track, and surged by both Jackson and
Brady Short on the backstretch to take the lead.

The Rock Steady sprint driven by Cummins was headed to victory as
only 3 laps remained. The Princeton, IN, driver took his third MSCS
feature win if the season. It was the 15th of his MSCS career. It
moved him up to third in all time wins for drivers competing in the
series.

The race for second place would be decided on the last lap. Veteran
campaigner Brady Short would make one final effort to take the
runner-up spot from Dakota Jackson. The two raced out of the fourth
turn and towards the finish line with equal determination. Jackson
would collect the second place money in one very close finish. A.J.
Hopkins and Travis Berryhill rounded out the top five.

Jadon Rogers led a second five in the feature that also included
Jordan Kinser, Dave Darland, Joe Stornetta Jr., and the tenth running
Shane Cottle. Kinser was among the top five most of the feature.
Stornetta received the $100 Certified Rentals Hard Charger Award for
the second time this season. He advanced eleven spots after starting
in the last row. Shane Cottle won the B Main in which drivers were
seeking one of the final five transfer spots to the A. In addition
Aric Gentry received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award in finishing
eleventh in the A Main.

The three preliminary heat races were captured by A.J. Hopkins,
Dakota Jackson, and Jordan Kinser. For this particular MSCS event,
group qualifying was not held. Heats were lined up based on the pill
draw at registration. The first heat race winner drew a 6 at the
redraw which then put Travis Berryhill on the pole to start the
feature.

The second appearance scheduled at Paragon Speedway for the Brandeis
Midwest Sprint Car Series will be on July 4th. Next up for MSCS will
be the SUMMER SHOWDOWN on June 8 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt,
IN which will pay $5,000 to win the feature.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

SUMMARY:
Paragon Speedway
Paragon, IN
May 31, 2019

BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car Series:
(28 Entries)

First Heat - 4J A.J. Hopkins, 14 Jadon Rogers, 3R Kyle Cummins, 5C Colten
Cottle,
5s Chase Stockon, 2E Shane Cottle, 24H Jake Scott, 20
Chayse Hayhurst,
20D Chad Davenport

Second Heat - 3 Dakota Jackson, 11P Brady Short, 28 Brandon Mattox,
38 Chet Williams, 23 Brian Karraker, 5K Kent Schmidt,
7H Kyle Hathaway, 23x Zach Hampton, 14x Ethan Barrow,
61m Stephen Schnapf DNS

Third Heat - 70 Jordan Kinser, 77s Travis Berryhill, 17 Dave Darland, 10
Aric Gentry,
77x Hunter O€™Neal, 5M Matt McDonald, 0 Brady
Ottinger,
4B Donny Brackett, 04 Joe Stornetta Jr.

B Main - 2E Shane Cottle, 5M Matt McDonald, 20 Chayse Hayhurst,
4B Donny Brackett, 04 Joe Stornetta Jr., 7H Kyle Hathaway,
5K Kent Schmidt, 24H Jake Scott, 23x Zach Hampton, 14x
Ethan Barrow,
0 Brady Ottinger, 20D Chad Davenport, 61m Stephen Schnapf
(Scratch)

Feature (25 Laps) - 3R Kyle Cummins, 3 Dakota Jackson, 11P Brady Short,
4J A. J. Hopkins, 77s Travis Berryhill, 14
Jadon Rogers,
70 Jordan Kinser, 17 Dave Darland, 04 Joe
Stornetta Jr.,
2E Shane Cottle, 10 Aric Gentry, 5s Chayse
Stockon,
77x Hunter O€™Neal, 23 Brian Karraker, 28
Brandon Mattox,
4B Donny Brackett, 38 Chet Williams, 5M
Matt McDonald,
20 Chayse Hayhurst, 5K Kent Schmidt, 5C
Colten Cottle


 

 

Karnitz, Mueller, Scholten, Budzban tally PDTR A-main victories

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 1, 2019 – Despite threatening skies and unseasonably cold temperatures, the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing show pressed on with a highly competitive night of racing action in all four regular divisions on a well-manicured, multi-groove racing surface at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, June 1.

Kevin Karnitz of West Bend became the first repear winner in PDTR A-main competition this season as he captured the 25-lap Richard’s of Dunbar 360 Sprint Car main event. After going winless at Plymouth during the 2018 season, four-time PDTR Late Model champion Brad Mueller of Random Lake broke into the victory column with a win in the 25-lap Gasroots Project Late Model A main. Oostburg’s Luke Scholten survived a heated duel with Tyler Kulow of Plymouth to capture the 25-lap Klips & Tips Grand National A main, while Chris Budzban of Appleton made his first-ever trip to The Plymouth Dirt Track pay off with a victory in the 25-lap Cellcom B Mod A main.

The initial start of the 360 Sprint Car A main was aborted when 2017 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh bicycled his machine in turn one and rolled to a stop in turn two to bring out the first of two caution flags in the event. McMullen made suspension repairs in the work area and returned to the track at the rear of the field.

On the complete restart, polesitter Tony Wondra of Campbellsport outpowered 2008 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Lance Fassbender of Burnett, who started second, to seize the lead in turn four of the opening lap. Two laps later, fourth starter Jim Melis of Glenbeulah found grip in the middle of the fast and smooth racing surface to work his way into second.

On lap 6, Melis used the middle lane to gain the top spot from Wondra in turn two. By lap 10, Melis had built up a half-straightaway cushion over Wondra, while fifth starter Kevin Karnitz passed Fassbender to gain third place on lap 12.

As Melis encountered lapped traffic, Wondra was able to cut the gap significantly as the hard-charging Karnitz, who was hooked up along the inside groove, moved in to make it a three-way duel for the top spot.

Entering turn four on lap 16, the trio went three-wide for the lead with Melis riding high, Wondra using the middle groove and Karnitz working the low line. Karnitz powered under both Wondra and Melis to grab the lead in a thrilling, hold-your-breath move exiting turn four.

Two laps later, Travis Arenz of Sheboygan brought out the second and final caution flag when he stopped in turn four. After Arenz went to the work area, made repairs and returned to the track, Karnitz seized the lead on the restart, while Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum, who started third, used the high groove to maneuver around Melis into second place in turn two on lap 19.

Karnitz held on the rest of the way en route to his fourth career PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory and sixth career Midwest Sprint Car Association main event triumph. Wenninger finished second, Melis placed third, sixth starter Josh Walter of Plymouth wound up fourth and Wondra completed the top five.

In the Late Model A main, two caution periods for spins negated the first two attempts to start the race. The next attempt to start the race resulted in polesitter and defending PDTR Late Model champion Justin Schmidt of Cleveland and Taylor Scheffler of Waukesha being sent to the rear of the field for failing to comply with restart regulations.

With a revamped front row featuring polesitter and 2016 PDTR Late Model champion Tim Buhler of Greenbush and Brad Mueller on the outside of the front row, Buhler snagged the lead on lap 1 along the low groove while Mueller road the high groove and sixth starter Turk Letizia of Milwaukee ducked low to pressure Mueller for second place.

Mueller continued to work the high line to perfection in the opening laps to pressure Buhler for the lead. On lap 5, Mueller shot around Buhler with a high move in turn four to assume the top spot.

With Mueller holding his own at the front of the field, Schmidt was slicing way through the pack after restarting the race from the rear of the field. On lap 12, Schmidt moved into fourth along the outside lane.

Six laps later, Letizia dove low to slip underneath the high riding Buhler to assume second on lap 18 with Schmidt following into third on lap 19. By lap 20, Mueller had built up a half-lap cushion over Letizia. On lap 21, the hard-charging Schmidt bolted around Letizia with a high move in turn two and quickly cut into Mueller’s large advantage.

Schmidt’s stirring run through the field came up a bit short as he simply ran out of laps in the race, which went non-stop after the initial string of unsuccessful starts. Mueller beat Schmidt to the line by a quarter-straightaway margin to secure his 20th career PDTR Late Model A-main victory, which ranks him second on the all-time PDTR Late Model A-main victory list. It was Mueller’s first PDTR Late Model A-main triumph since Sept. 9, 2017.

Schmidt had to settle for second, Letizia was third, Buhler finished fourth and Joe Bongiorno of Milwaukee finished fifth after originally starting seventh.

Donny Kulow of Elkhart Lake worked around polesitter Josh Pierce of Random Lake to lead the opening lap of the Grand National A main, while 2018 PDTR Grand National champion Matt Loehr of Dotyville, who was behind the wheel of J.J. Pagel’s car, worked the high groove from his fourth starting spot to take over second lap 2. A pair of caution flags for spins on lap 3 and lap 5 slowed the pace before third starter Tyler Kulow used a well-timed restart to seize the top spot with a high move on lap 6.

Meanwhile, Luke Scholten was making his presence felt moving into third place from his eighth starting spot on lap 8. On lap later, Scholten moved in to pressure Tyler Kulow along the low line. With Scholten running low and Tyler Kulow riding high, the two drivers battled side by side for five consecutive laps before Scholten finally surged ahead in turn four on lap 13.

As the leaders began to encounter slower traffic on lap 15, Tyler Kulow cut the gap and moved into the lead in turn four on lap 19. After two more cautions for spins on lap 19 and lap 21, Tyler Kulow held the top spot as Pierce grabbed ahold of the high line to power into second on lap 22.

However, the fifth and final caution slowed the pace one again for a single-car spin in turn two. On the restart, Scholten used the high groove to find some extra bite, which launched his car into the top spot for good exiting turn two on lap 23.

Scholten then pulled away over the final two laps to secure his 11th career PDTR Grand National A-main victory and his first of the 2019 season. Tyler Kulow took second, Pierce placed third, Steven Weber of Plymouth finished fourth after starting sixth and 10th starter Dustin Weiss of Iron Ridge placed fifth in his first appearance of the season at Plymouth.

The B Mod A main featured a pair of visiting drivers to PDTR as Bill Edler of Howards Grove rolled off from the pole with Chris Budzban, who was making his first-ever appearance at Plymouth, on the outside of the front row.

After a close battle through the first three corners, Edler grabbed the initial lead in turn four of the opening lap. The first of three caution flags appeared on lap 2 for a spin involving Marcus Hoeppner of Hartford. On the restart, Budzban flexed his muscle to challenge Edler utilizing the inside lane, pulling even briefly on lap 6.

As the leaders negotiated slower traffic, Budzban used the slower cars to his advantage and slipped ahead of Edler and into the lead on lap 9. Not one to back down, Edler regrouped and mounted another challenge for the lead starting on lap 15 as the leaders encountered more lapped machines.

The pace slowed again on lap 18 when Steve Lorier of Sheboygan spun in turn two. Another caution appeared on lap 19 for a Marcus Hoeppner spin. On the restart, Budzban powered away from Edler and was not to be denied as he racked up his first career PDTR B Mod A-main victory in his debut main event start at the Plymouth track.

Edler was second, Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls, who started fourth, placed third, Cascade’s Barry Maas came up from his ninth starting spot to place fourth and seventh starter Travis Schmidt of Waldo rounded out the top five.

Justin Miller of Plymouth won the first 12-lap 360 Sprint Car B main and Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee captured the second 12-lap 360 Sprint Car B main. Brandon Knepprath of Kewaskum was victorious in the B Mod B main.

The fourth PDTR program of the 2019 season, which was presented by Pit Stop Pizza, featured a total of 92 cars, including 35 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars, 25 B Mods, 19 Grand Nationals and 13 Late Models.

PDTR officials have announced that the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions national touring 410 Sprint Car series combined challenge event with the regional touring Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series, which was postponed by weather on Saturday, May 18, has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 25. The PDTR 360 Sprint Cars will also be on the card.

Recent NASCAR Hall of Fame selection Tony Stewart of Columbus, Ind. is expected to compete along with a large contingent of top national and regional touring 410 Sprint Car competitors. All advance tickets purchased for the May 18 event will be good on July 25. Those unable to use their previously purchased reserved tickets for the original May 18 All Stars date, can receive a refund by returning their tickets to the Sheboygan County Fair office.

With the Morton Buildings World of Outlaws Late Model Series scheduled to compete at The Plymouth Dirt Track just four days later on Monday, July 29, the regular PDTR racing program on Saturday, July 27 has been cancelled. The PDTR Grand National and B Mod divisions will also compete with the World of Outlaws Late Models on Monday, July 29.

The next PDTR racing program on Saturday, June 8 will feature the first of four scheduled appearances during the 2019 season for the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series, which will be joined by the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars and Badger Midgets. Hot laps will start 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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Familiar faces return to victory lane at Lincoln Park Speedway
By CAREY FOX
Times Sports Editor
PUTNAMVILLE – A group of familiar faces made their return to victory lane on Saturday night at Lincoln Park Speedway.
Shane Cockrum, Derek Groomer, Josh Boller and Josh Litton each claimed feature wins at the Putnamville oval to start the month of June.
Cockrum held off a late charge by Jarrett Andretti to pick up the sprint car feature win from the third starting spot in the field.
Brent Beauchamp lead the first several circuits after starting on the pole, but would be forced to pull into the infield with mechanical issues by lap five. Cockrum would assume the top spot and would remain out front the remainder of the way despite Andretti’s final challenge.
Cockrum had opened up a solid lead by lap 10 of the 30-lap A-main as Joe Stornetta Jr. ran second ahead of a wheel-to-wheel fight between Colten Cottle and Jesse Vermillion. However, on lap 13 it was Stornetta getting upside down on the front stretch to end his chase for the win.
On the restart, Cockrum again set the pace as Andretti joined the fray after starting in the ninth spot. With 10 laps remaining, Cockrum had his hands full with Andretti, who slid to the bottom and pulled even with Cockrum. However, Cockrum would hold on to the top spot and would eventually pull away to the win.
Travis Berryhill claimed the third spot and Mario Clouser, who started 17th, would take fourth ahead of Matthew McDonald.
Groomer would repeat as the UMP Modified winner after getting past Jake Leitzman with eight laps remaining.
Leitzman set the pace after starting on the pole with Cody Wright running second as Groomer looked to get past a side-by-side battle between Tyler Loughmiller and RJ Pruitt.
By the midway point of the race, Leitzman was still on the point, but Groomer was all over his back bumper looking for an opening. Heading into turn four with eight laps remaining, Groomer took his shot and made the race-winning pass coming out of turn four. Once he had assumed the lead, Groomer checked out from the rest of the field as Leitzman came home second ahead of Loughmiller, Jordan Wever and Pruitt.
In the UMP Super Stock feature, Boller duked it out early with Doug McCullough for several laps before opening a several car length lead. Bryce Shidler and McCullough fought for the second spot for much of the rest of the 20-lap A-main with Wes McClara in contention as well. By lap 15, Boller had firm control of the lead as Shidler opened up some breathing room over McCullough with Jonny Newgent grabbing the fourth spot.
At the finish, Boller took the checkered flag as Shidler remained in second ahead of McCullough, Newgent and Matt Jordan.
In the bomber feature, Josh Litton got past Justin Litton by lap five and managed late lapped traffic to pick up another victory.
Justin Litton was able to hold off a charging Jordan Almanza at the finish line as Matthew Cooley came home fourth ahead of Barry Hicks.
Thursday evening will feature the return of USAC “Midget Week” with mini sprints and sprint cars also on the docket.

Lincoln Park Speedway
Sprint Car Feature
Mid-season championship
1. Shane Cockrum, 2. Jarrett Andretti, 3. Travis Berryhill, 4. Mario Clouser, 5. Matthew McDonald, 6. Jesse Vermillion, 7. Jadon Rogers, 8. Tye Mihocko, 9. Alec Sipes, 10. Brayden Fox, 11. Joey Parker, 12. Harley Burns, 13. Brandon Mattox, 14. Blake Vermillion, 15. Jacob Wilson, 16. Colton Cottle, 17. Matt Moore, 18. Zach Hampton, 19. Joe Stornetta Jr., 20. Brent Beauchamp

 

 

Shane Golobic doubles down winning Sprint Car and Midget features at Placerville Speedway on Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – June 1, 2019…An exciting night of racing at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday saw Fremont, California’s Shane Golobic claim victory in both the POWRi-BCRA Midget League main event and the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car feature to cap the evening.

Also picking up wins during “Dads and Grads” Night were Ray Trimble with the Ltd. Late Models and Dan Jinkerson with the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks. Not even a few rain drops and questionable weather all around the speedway could dampen the spirits of teams and the raucous crowd on hand.

The 25-lap Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car feature came to the line with Placerville veterans Jimmy Trulli and CJ Humphreys sharing the front row. At the waving of the green flag it was Humphreys who jumped into the lead, however, his bid at victory came to an end on lap four when he got over the edge and contacted the tire barrier in the second corner. Hanford’s Michael Faccinto, making a rare Winged Sprint Car start driving for Jim Richardson, inherited the lead and held the top-spot until Auburn’s Andy Forsberg got by on lap six.

The track surface had slicked off nicely by main event time and gave competitors multiple grooves to use in the feature. Side by side battles were prevalent throughout the field as eighth starting Shane Golobic snagged second with nine laps complete. He then began to hound the rear bumper of Forsberg and the two proceeded to put on a great battle for the top-spot. With 15-lap down Golobic made his move and sliced by Forsberg to claim the lead.

A couple more cautions were seen over the final 10 laps but Golobic was able to hang tough and cross the checkered flag to earn the $2,500 triumph with extra money coming in from track partner High Sierra Industries. Point leader Forsberg came home in second with Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Mather’s Kalib Henry and Visalia’s Steven Tiner rounding out the top-five. Tiner scored the Hard Charger Award by carving his way from dead last to fifth in 25-laps.

The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by Templeton’s Kaleb Montgomery, Aromas’ Justin Sanders who had to come from the rear after a yellow on lap four, Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan, Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick and Grass Valley’s Billy Wallace. The evening’s B-main was snagged by Tanner Carrick, with the four heat races won by Jimmy Trulli, Zane Blanchard, Michael Faccinto and Shane Golobic. Tony Gualda began the night by pacing the 32-car field in qualifying with a lap of 10.752. It marked his fourth ADCO Driveline Fast Time Award in five events this season.

Current Ltd. Late Model point leader Ray Trimble began the night by signing autographs in the grandstands and ended it in victory after claiming his third win of the season. The 20-lap feature saw six cars make the call but those drivers should be commended for putting on an entertaining show for the fans on hand. A good race for the lead developed early but in the end nobody could stop the fast moving Trimble who took the checkered flag over Dan Brown Jr., Don Keenan, Tyler Lightfoot and Jay Norton in the top-five. The lone heat race was snagged by Lightfoot.

The Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks once again put on an exciting 20-lap main event, which ultimately saw Dan Jinkerson race to his third consecutive victory at the Placerville Speedway. The front row was comprised of Kevin Jinkerson and Ryan Peter. As soon as the green flag waved the action was hot and heavy with thrilling pack racing seen at the front of the field. Track prep had taken place prior to the Pure Stock feature and it made for some fantastic multi-groove racing.

Numerous close battles were featured throughout the field and eventually it came down to Dan Jinkerson and John Ewing who sliced their way to the front of the pack. Jinkerson eventually won out and went to earn his third win in six races this season. Ewing, Scott Grunert, visitor Rich Lindgren and rounds one and two winner Nick Baldwin rounded out the top-five. The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by Jason Palmer, Kevin Jinkerson, Ryan Peter, Dave Silva and Mel Byers. Heat races went to Dan Jinkerson and Jason Palmer.

The traveling POWRi Lucas Oil BCRA Midget League main event showcased a fairly close race at the front of the field for much of the 20-lapper. Shane Golobic ended up leading flag to flag but Anaheim racer Robert Dalby kept him within sights for much of the contest. Golobic as always was smooth as glass however on the extremely slick surface and kept the field at bay to win his second straight POWRi-BCRA feature. Dalby, Jake Morgan, Cory Elliot and Marvin Mitchell completed the top-five. Robert Carson, Alex Schutte, Shawn Jones, Shannon McQueen and Beau Lemire rounded out the top-10. The two heat races held were captured by McQueen and Golobic.

The Placerville Speedway returns to action this coming Saturday June 8th with Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night. Divisions competing will include the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. All tickets are just $5 during night so it’s a perfect opportunity to bring someone new to the races. Online tickets are available at https://www.universe.com/events/2019-championship-pts-race-7-thompsons-fan-appreciation-night-tickets-placerville-V1Y8G0

 

 

Davie Franek Grabs Win No. Two With PST At Ransomville

(Ransomville, NY) Another new racetrack, another win for Wantage, New Jersey’s Davie Franek as he took advantage of a lap 14 restart to get by Jordan Thomas to take home his second Patriot Sprint Tour A-Main of the season. Jordan Thomas would have to settle for second followed by Jared Zimbardi, Joe Trenca and Pete Richardson the top five

“This certainly makes the five and a half hour ride a little bit easier” Franek expressed in victory lane “We got here, unloaded and were pretty decent, we just tweaked on the car all night, we knew what we had to do.”

Jordan Thomas, who is notorious for his poor drawing was able to pull out No. One pill for the 25 lap A-Main and would start alongside Pete Richardson. Thomas would pull away from the rest of the field early while Richardson, Franek and Joe Trenca would contest for the two spot.

Franek, who started sixth, would need several laps before getting by Joe Trenca and then Pete Richardson for the runner up spot. Once he was able to solidify himself as the second place driver, he would start to reel in the 79 of Jordan Thomas.

Thomas would still have a convincing advantage over the field even with lap traffic getting involved. However on lap 14, eighth place running Kyle Phillips made contact with Roger Lavesque causing Phillips to be put over on his side bringing out the red flag. Both drivers were okay, but both their nights were complete.

On the restart, Thomas drove into the corner low while Franek took a lot of momentum into going high and the two would go wing to wing down the back stretch with Thomas still maintaining the lead at the line.

It was finally on lap 17 when Franek could clear Thomas riding the top of turn two to take command. Meanwhile the battle for third would also take shape between Zimbardi, Trenca and Richardson.

Franek would pull away for the final eight laps to take the win as Jordan Thomas and Jared Zimbardi would complete the podium. The restart was all Franek needed to get by Thomas to grab his second win on the tour in 2019.

“I could tell he was a little snug getting into the corners and he was cheating the curve” Franek explained. “I just knew if I could keep my momentum up, eventually the momentum would win but he raced me clean, he definitely could have dirtied me on the back stretch but we ran side by side for a couple laps and I have a lot of respect for that.”

For Jordan Thomas, who is now entering his third year on the tour has been achieving much better results at the tracks he typically has struggled in the first couple of seasons with the Patriots.

“We struggled a lot when we started coming up to New York” Thomas said. “We got it figured out now, it’s a long season and we are running pretty good right now so nothing to hang our heads on.”

For Jared Zimbardi, luck finally might be starting to get back on his side, with several poor finishes to start out the year. The five time series champ would complete the podium at Ransomville but it was not easy as he had quite the battle with Joe Trenca and Pete Richardson.

“I was thinking we were going to be stuck with a fifth-place car, but we got that red which helped us” Zimbardi noted. “I knew Richardson was going to go to the top and I had to do kind of a slide job on him, he just kind creped out there enough I could just get underneath him, then Trenca was running the bottom and I just went back to the top.”

Jonathan Preston and Josh Azzi would take the heat race wins while 15 year old driver Kyle Phillips, in only his second time in a sprint car would score the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash for Cash. Brad Knab was awarded the Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher.

The series will take a weekend off in lieu of the All Star Circuit of Champions visiting New York State this week as some competitors will be competing against them in 410 competition. The series then treks to Central Pennsylvania on June 15 for its only time in 2019 to race with the regulars at Selinsgrove Speedway for the Joe Whitcomb Memorial.

Fans are encouraged to visit PST Social Media on facebook, twitter, and Instagram daily for immediate updates regarding the Patriot Sprint Tour.

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Ground Control Landscaping, 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, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, ASI Racewear, CBP Media.

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

A-Main: 1) 28f-Davie Franek (2) 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 35-Jared Zimbardi 4) 98-Joe Trenca 5) 67-Pete Richardson 6) 22-Jonathan Preston 7) 47-Kyle Drum 8) 36-Steve Doell 9) 17-Josh Azzi 10) X-Dan Bennett 11) 22P-Jim Porter 12) 121-Mark Tychconiewicz 13) 38-Brad Knab 14) 86-Jeremy Barnard 15) 21-Kyle Phillips 16) 16L-Roger Lavesque

Heat 1: 1) 22-Jonathan Preston 2) 28F-Davie Franek 3) 79-Jordan Thomas 4) 98-Joe Trenca 5) 36-Steve Doell 6) X-Dan Bennett 7) 86-Jeremy Barnard 8) 16L-Roger Lavesque (DNF)

Heat 2: 1) 17z-Josh Azzi 2) 67-Pete Richardson 3) 35-Jared Zimbardi 4) 22p-Jim Porter 5) 21-Kyle Phillips 6) 38-Brad Knab 7) 121-Mark Tychoniewicz 8) 47-Kyle Drum (DNS)

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash For Cash: 1) 21-Kyle Phillips 2) 22P-Jim Porter 3) X-Dan Bennett 4) 38-Brad Knab 5) 121-Mark Tychoniewicz 6) 86-Jeremy Barnard

 

 

John Carroll Classic Sees 2 First Time Winners

6/1/19

Alger, WA - Three of the four divisions at Skagit Speedway were running the rescheduled John Carroll Classic present by IRI on Saturday night, and two of those three divisions saw first time winners grace victory lane. The Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints, Skagit Aggregates Modifieds, Outlaw Tuners and Wicked Energy Gum Focus Midgets were all on the card with a total of 67 cars in the pits on a perfect weather night at the track.

The main event of the night featured the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints where Sean Johnson grabbed his first career victory. Johnson took control early and built a lead of over a straightaway on Steve Parker as he entered slower traffic around lap nine. After lapping John Tharp, Johnson found the handle on his car starting to fade, allowing Tharp to unlap himself and Parker to close up to his rear nerf. Johnson tried lapping Bill Rude on lap 18, but the pair tangled and in the exchange, Parker would get past but it was all for naught, as Rude stopped on the track and drew a caution flag before Parker could cross the transponder loop in the lead. With Johnson not stopping on the track, he moved back into the lead as the lineup reverted to the previous completed lap. From their, Johnson moved his wing back on the car and recovered some of his missing handling, driving on to his fist Skagit Speedway win and the John Carroll Classic Cup for the Sportsman Sprints, with Parker taking second and Kelsey Carpenter third. Carpenter was quick time. Cory Swatzina and Eric Turner won the heat races.

The wildest main of the night came in the Skagit Aggregates Modifieds. Kevin Smith held the early advantage over his brother Rick Smith, as the pair raced away to a huge lead. As the cross flags were shown on lap 13 indicating the halfway point of the main, Kevin inexplicably slowed, letting his brother pass him and open a large advantage before Kevin found his speed again and started chasing him down. The pair were nose to tail again by lap 22 as slower traffic loomed. As Rick tried to lap Mel Decker down the front straight of the start of lap 23, Decker slowed for a spinning car at the bottom of turn one, causing a chain reaction behind him - Rick slammed into Mel’s rear, breaking suspension pieces and ending his race while Kevin spun to a stop, relegating him to the rear of the field. This gave the lead to Geoff Morris, in only his sixth dirt modified race and second time at Skagit Speedway who led the final laps to take the John Carroll Classic win. After a chaotic last four laps that featured more cautions, spins and general race physicality, Craig Moore ended up second with Mike Steltz third. Heat wins went to the Smith brothers.

Outlaw Tuners were the third division running the John Carroll Classic on Saturday. Kyle Hanson had a fast car all night long and took full advantage of it, racing to the lead on lap nine past a returning Tyler Ketchum and continuing on to the win, his second of the season. Brian Michelson and Vance Hibbard had a spirited battle amongst the plethora of traffic, with Michelson taking second and Hibbard third. Hibbard and Howard Vos won the heats.

The Wicked Energy Gum Focus Midgets were the special guest series on the night and they had an incident free main event that went all 25 laps without stoppage. Evan Margeson drove underneath Sawyer Lind on lap six in turn two to take the lead and was not challenged for the rest of the main as he masterfully navigated traffic, lapping up through 13th place on his charge to the checkered flag. Nick Evans went from sixth to second with Tristin Thomas fighting his way to third. Heat winners were Lind, Margeson and Thomas.

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints

Fast Time - Kelsey Carpenter 12.357

Heat 1 - Cory Swatzina, Steve Parker, Sean Johnson, Michael Bollinger, Kelsey Carpenter, Joe Lyon, Brett McGhie, John Tharp, James Bundy

Heat 2 - Eric Turner, Jayme Barnes, Ashleigh Johnson, Chase Goetz, Jesse Schlotfeldt, Malachi Gemmer, Bill Rude

Main - Sean Johnson, Parker, Carpenter, A Johnson, Barnes, Bollinger, Schlotfeldt, Goetz, Turner, Swatzina, Lyon, Bundy, McGhie, Tharp, Gemmer, Rude

Lap Leaders - S Johnson 1-25

Wicked Energy Gum Focus Midgets Series

Heat 1 - Evan Margeson, Nick Evans, Nik Larson, Hannah Lindquist, Jesse Conway, Matt Loving, Jeremiah Franklin, Brian Hayes

Heat 2 - Tristin Thomas, Mike Stryker, Alden Ostrom, Alex Peck, Greg Thornhill, Dave Mills, Ray Stebbins, Brenden White

Heat 3 - Sawyer Lind, AJ Fugitt, Ashley Thompson, Stewart Lee, Breanna Brostrom

Main - Evan Margeson, Evans, Thomas, Lind, Stryker, Larson, Lindquist, Ostrom, Loving, Fugitt, Thompson, Lee, Thornhill, Conway, Peck, Brostrom, Franklin, Mills, White, Hayes, Stebbins

Lap Leaders - Lind 1-5 Margeson 6-25

 

 

Cranston Conquers in DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car Clash with Tom Beavers, Mike Lunow, Angel Munoz and Reagan Sellard also Posting Wins

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 1, 2019) – Luke Cranston is finding the showdowns pitting the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars versus the United Rebel Sprint Series.

For the second time this year, the Ness City native raced to victory lane in Saturday night’s DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car clash atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas.

While Cranston paced the final ten rounds of the 25-lapper, other Saturday night winners included Tom Beavers in the IMCA Modifieds, Mike Lunow in the IMCA Sport Modifieds, Angel Munoz in IMCA Stock Cars and Reagan Sellard in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

In the 25-lap DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car Clash, Cranston chased down early leader Ty Williams in traffic on the 16th round and went on take the checkered flag by nearly a half straightaway aboard the Myers-powered Mid-America Millwright/Tunnel Car Wash No. 49x Schnee.

After a pair of aborted starts, Williams and Cranston led the 24-car feature field to the green flag with the ensuing 25 laps run off in non-stop fashion. Williams gunned into the early lead and paced the field for the initial 15 circuits.

Cranston closed in to challenge for the point as traffic came into play after a dozen circuits and pounced on opportunity in traffic to take command on the 16th round.

Cranston slipped away in the final rounds with Williams holding on for runner-up honors. Jake Martens battled past Taylor Velasquez to snare the show position with Velasquez crossing the stripe in fourth. After starting 14th, defending track champion Steven Richardson was up to sixth within a handful of laps and then took over fifth for keeps on the 17th lap.

The initial start of the feature immediately went red when Chad Salem’s top wing failed and launched him into the turn one wall with Ross Essenburg getting upside down as well. On the second try, Aaron Ploussard looped it exiting turn four and collected Cody Lampe. All four drivers were done for the race with Salem taking a trip to the hospital.

Martens, Brian Herbert and Velasquez topped heat race action.

In the IMCA Modified ranks, Pierceville’s Tom Beavers wired the field in the 15-lapper to capture his first career DCRP victory.

Beavers gunned into the lead from the front row outside at the outset with Travis Simmons in two. Beavers was able to keep Simmons at bay throughout, taking the checkered flag with a four car-length advantage. Trent Gray claimed the show position with Jack Kirchoff and William Nusser.

Dodge City’s Mike Lunow earned his first DCRP win since the 2016 season by topping the 15-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature.

Lunow chased down early leader Joey Maupin for the point on the fifth round and paced the field the rest of the way to post the win ahead of Maupin with Jeff Kaup, Bart Baker and Kent Lampe rounding out the top five.

Lamar, Colorado’s Angel Munoz made it three-for-four on the season in the IMCA Stock Car ranks by leading the final 13 rounds of the 15-lapper.

After starting ninth, Munoz raced past early leader Tyler Walker for the lead on the third round and then weathered a caution that set up a green-white-checkered dash to the stripe. Munoz held off Troy Burkhart for the win with Chris Oliver, Ondre Rexford and Donald Kaup rounding out the top five.

Two-time and reigning IMCA Hobby Stock champion Reagan Sellard broke into victory lane for the first time this season in the 15-lap feature.

While the Bucklin racer gridded the field sixth, Danny Schulte paced the initial circuits before his mount began to falter upon the completion of the fourth lap. Sellard prevailed in the scramble for the lead and held point the rest of the way with Matt O’Hair, Eric Munoz, Skeets Salazar and Devon Ghumm filling out the top five.

Following Sunday’s third scheduled round of Micro and Kart action atop the 1/7-mile Little DCRP, the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park returns to action with the Third Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals on June 13-15.

Dodge City Raceway Park – Sprint Car Clash

June 1, 2019 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS):

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 48-Jake Martens, 2. 10-Jordan Knight, 3. 2J-Zac Blurton, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 34c-Cale Cozad, 6. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 7. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 8. 7-Shane Sundquist.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 97-Brian Herbert, 2. 17x-Kade Hagans, 3. 17s-Chad Salem, 4. 98-J.D. Johnson, 5. 33-Koby Walters, 6. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 7. 11k-Tyler Knight, 8. 18-Brandon Sprott.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 911-Ty Williams, 3. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 4. 49x-Luke Cranston, 5. 0-Steven Richardson, 6. 28-Tracey Hill, 7. 1x-Cody Lampe, 8. 49-Kris Moore.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 49x-Luke Cranston, 2. 911-Ty Williams, 3. 48-Jake Martens, 4. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 5. 0-Steven Richardson, 6. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 7. 72-Ray Seemann, 8. 2J-Zach Blurton, 9. 17x-Kade Hagans, 10. 97-Brian Herbert, 11. 28-Tracey Hill, 12. 33-Koby Walters, 13. 34c-Cale Cozad, 14. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 15. 49-Kris Moore, 16. 7-Shane Sundquist, 17. 18-Brandon Sprott, 18. 10-Jordan Knight, 19. 98-J.D. Johnson, 20. 11k-Tyler Knight, 21. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 22. 1x-Cody Lampe, 23. 17s-Chad Salem, 24. 51r-Ross Essenburg.

Lap Leaders: Ty Williams 1-15, Luke Cranston 16-25.

 

 

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA
June 1, 2019

410 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (4), 15.974; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (21), 15.978; 3. 7X, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (23), 16.011; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (14), 16.022; 5. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 16.142; 6. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (15), 16.168; 7. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 16.183; 8. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (25), 16.209; 9. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (1), 16.239; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (22), 16.284; 11. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (24), 16.349; 12. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (11), 16.415; 13. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (19), 16.469; 14. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (10), 16.542; 15. 7, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (2), 16.601; 16. 02, Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI (16), 16.602; 17. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (5), 16.723; 18. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (8), 16.733; 19. 5J, Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI (3), 16.867; 20. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (13), 17.036; 21. 85T, Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN (9), 17.171; 22. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (18), 17.729; 23. 7S, Matt Stephenson, Altoona, IA (6), 18.792; 24. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (7), 18.879; 25. 1AJ, Trevor Mell, Harwood, ND (17), 19.691;
Heat 1, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Mike Reinke (1); 2. Chris Martin (2); 3. Davey Heskin (3); 4. Austin McCarl (4); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Trey Starks (6); 7. Jeremy Schultz (7); 8. Joe Simbro (8); 9. Trevor Mell (9);
Heat 2, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Tasker Phillips (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Matt Juhl (3); 4. Terry McCarl (5); 5. Sawyer Phillips (7); 6. AJ Moeller (4); 7. Chase Wanner (1); 8. Matt Stephenson (8);
Heat 3, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Wayne Johnson (5); 2. Justin Henderson (6); 3. Josh Schneiderman (4); 4. Craig Dollansky (2); 5. Bobby Mincer (1); 6. Mike Terry Jr. (7); 7. Tori Knutson (8); 8. Mark Dobmeier (3);
A main, 20 Laps, No Time: 1. Terry McCarl (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Brooke Tatnell (1); 4. Austin McCarl (7); 5. Davey Heskin (9); 6. Justin Henderson (5); 7. Matt Juhl (11); 8. Wayne Johnson (4); 9. Tasker Phillips (10); 10. Mark Dobmeier (17); 11. Josh Schneiderman (8); 12. Chris Martin (12); 13. Craig Dollansky (15); 14. Sawyer Phillips (18); 15. Mike Reinke (13); 16. Chase Wanner (19); 17. Jeremy Schultz (21); 18. AJ Moeller (14); 19. Bobby Mincer (16); 20. Mike Terry Jr. (20); 21. Joe Simbro (23); 22. Matt Stephenson (24); 23. Trevor Mell (25); 24. Trey Starks (3);

360 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (20), 16.517; 2. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.816; 3. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.852; 4. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (6), 16.854; 5. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (7), 16.873; 6. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (12), 16.963; 7. 81, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (22), 17.031; 8. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (21), 17.046; 9. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (10), 17.068; 10. 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (2), 17.082; 11. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (8), 17.252; 12. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (9), 17.266; 13. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (5), 17.269; 14. 77, John Klabunde, Fort Calhoun, NE (11), 17.294; 15. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (19), 17.396; 16. 82, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (24), 17.5; 17. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.582; 18. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (13), 17.642; 19. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (1), 17.697; 20. 33J, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (23), 17.987; 21. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (17), 18.091; 22. 03J, Jamey Ogston, Duluth, MN (3), 18.501; 23. 91A, Reed Allex, St. Cloud, MN (15), 18.536; 24. 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (18), 17.829;
Time Trial 2, 1. 4X, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 16.801; 2. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (11), 16.95; 3. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.952; 4. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (13), 17.091; 5. 44, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (17), 17.101; 6. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.105; 7. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (10), 17.11; 8. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (4), 17.203; 9. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (3), 17.215; 10. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (20), 17.291; 11. 1B, Ryan Bowers, Ham Lake, MN (9), 17.297; 12. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (15), 17.298; 13. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (12), 17.318; 14. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (23), 17.445; 15. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (5), 17.67; 16. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (7), 17.699; 17. 33B, James Broty, Lonsdale, MN (1), 17.746; 18. 50, Chase Viebrock, New Richmond, WI (14), 17.816; 19. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (18), 17.97; 20. 37H, Nicholas Howard, Lawrence, KS (16), 18.008; 21. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (2), 18.112; 22. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (19), 18.193; 23. 28X, Rich Cerveny, Omaha, NE (24), 18.762; 24. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (21), 18.799;
Heat 1, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Thomas Kennedy (4); 2. Tom Lenz (2); 3. Jack Dover (3); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. Kaleb Johnson (1); 6. Travis Rilat (7); 7. Calvin Landis (5); 8. Cody Ledger (8); 9. Brad Comegys (10); 10. Alan Zoutte (9); 11. Ben Woods (11); 12. Reed Allex (12);
Heat 2, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Jon Agan (6); 2. Rob Kubli (1); 3. Carson McCarl (5); 4. Matt Moro (4); 5. Christian Bowman (3); 6. Brooke Tatnell (2); 7. Jason Martin (8); 8. Tyler Drueke (9); 9. Jayce Jenkins (10); 10. John Klabunde (7); 11. Jamey Ogston (11); 12. Colton Fisher (12);
Heat 3, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Ryan Bowers (1); 2. Tasker Phillips (3); 3. Terry McCarl (6); 4. Kelby Watt (2); 5. Trey Starks (4); 6. Shayle Bade (8); 7. Ryan Leavitt (5); 8. Ayrton Gennetten (7); 9. James Broty (9); 10. Casey Greubel (11); 11. Rob Weuve (10); 12. Rich Cerveny (12);
Heat 4, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Clint Garner (2); 2. Lee Grosz (3); 3. Matt Juhl (6); 4. Joe Beaver (4); 5. Ryan Roberts (5); 6. Nathan Mills (1); 7. McKenna Haase (7); 8. Josh Higday (8); 9. Nicholas Howard (10); 10. Chase Viebrock (9); 11. John Anderson (12); 12. Jon Hughes (11);
Dash 1, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Tasker Phillips (3); 2. Lee Grosz (1); 3. Carson McCarl (2); 4. Ryan Giles (4); 5. Thomas Kennedy (6); 6. Jon Agan (8); 7. Matt Juhl (5); 8. Terry McCarl (7);
B main 1, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Travis Rilat (3); 2. Cody Ledger (5); 3. Brooke Tatnell (1); 4. Jason Martin (6); 5. Tyler Drueke (8); 6. Brad Comegys (9); 7. John Klabunde (4); 8. Jayce Jenkins (10); 9. Ben Woods (11); 10. Jamey Ogston (12); 11. Colton Fisher (14); 12. Reed Allex (13); 13. Kaleb Johnson (2); 14. Alan Zoutte (7);
B main 2, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (3); 2. Kelby Watt (1); 3. Nicholas Howard (10); 4. Rob Weuve (9); 5. Shayle Bade (5); 6. Casey Greubel (11); 7. Chase Viebrock (8); 8. John Anderson (14); 9. Rich Cerveny (13); 10. Josh Higday (6); 11. James Broty (7); 12. Nathan Mills (2); 13. McKenna Haase (4); 14. Jon Hughes (12);
A main, 18 Laps, No Time: 1. Ryan Giles (4); 2. Thomas Kennedy (5); 3. Tasker Phillips (1); 4. Carson McCarl (3); 5. Matt Juhl (7); 6. Lee Grosz (2); 7. Terry McCarl (8); 8. Calvin Landis (15); 9. Clint Garner (12); 10. Travis Rilat (21); 11. Jon Agan (6); 12. Trey Starks (16); 13. Jack Dover (9); 14. Rob Kubli (17); 15. Cody Ledger (23); 16. Ryan Roberts (10); 17. Matt Moro (11); 18. Joe Beaver (14); 19. Kelby Watt (24); 20. Ryan Bowers (18); 21. Ayrton Gennetten (22); 22. Christian Bowman (19); 23. Ryan Leavitt (20); 24. Tom Lenz (13);

Pro Series RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (2), 17.597; 2. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (7), 17.666; 3. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (12), 17.782; 4. 56, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (5), 17.823; 5. 21X, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (1), 17.896; 6. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (9), 17.904; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (4), 17.929; 8. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (3), 17.951; 9. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (6), 18.154; 10. B29, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (8), 18.266; 11. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (13), 18.363; 12. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (14), 18.468; 13. 2, Matt Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (10), 18.733; 14. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (11), 18.913;
Heat 1, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Mike Johnston (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Mike Mayberry (2); 4. Jeff Wilke (5); 5. Devin Wignall (4); 6. Chase Young (6); 7. Matt Johnson (7);
Heat 2, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Brandon Worthington (4); 2. Russ Hall (3); 3. Evan Epperson (1); 4. Chris Walraven (5); 5. Mike Ayers (6); 6. Tyler Barrick (7);
A main, 12 Laps, No Time: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Chase Young (3); 3. Chris Walraven (2); 4. Evan Epperson (11); 5. Jeff Wilke (5); 6. Mike Ayers (4); 7. Devin Wignall (8); 8. Brandon Worthington (6); 9. Matt Johnson (13); 10. Mike Mayberry (10); 11. Mike Johnston (9); 12. Tyler Barrick (12); 13. Dan Henning (14); 14. Russ Hall (7);

 

 

Chad and Steven Clancy, Steve Starmer, Jake Martens, Kameron Hanes and Connor Masoner Earn Checkered Flags at US 36 Raceway; Wyatt Burks Earns Iowa Sprint Car League Win

By: Jacob Blair

(OSBORN, Mo.) – For the first time in their inaugural season, the Iowa Sprint Car League visited the high banks of US 36 Raceway. At the end of the night, Wyatt Burks held off two different challenges from Mitchell Moore and Riley Kreisel. Burks set a blistering pace early and opened a big gap. Lapped traffic late in the race allowed Mitchell Moore to close in and battle Burks. With four laps to go the caution flew, giving Burks a clean track in front of him on the restart. Once the green came back out, Kreisel made the move for second and tried to mount a charge on the leader, but the laps ran out. Burks made a trip to victory lane as Kreisel finished second. Mitchell Moore finished third with Brian Beebe fourth and Don Droud Jr. fifth.

Chad Clancy dominated the IMCA Modified feature. He had to hold off a few challenges on restarts, but Clancy never put a foot wrong and won his second race of the season. Josh Most charged up from a seventh place starting position to finish second. Steven Bowers tried to make the high line work and moved up to third late in the race. Tyler Hibner and Andy Gage were part of the four-car battle for fourth with Clay Hale and Brandon Williams, with Hibner finishing fourth and Gage finishing fifth.

The IMCA Winged Sprint Car feature saw Jack Potter take control early. Potter looked to have the fastest car on the racetrack and was well on his way to a feature win. Although late in the race, Potter entered a little high in turn three and slid over the berm bringing out the caution. Kenny Potter inherited the lead and held it for a few laps before Fairview, Oklahoma’s, Jake Martens made the pass. Martens got the win and made a trip to Westfall GMC Victory Lane. Kenny Potter finished second with Matt Richards third. Mike Houseman Jr. charged from a 12th place starting position to finish fourth and Mike Moore finished fifth.

Steve Starmer moved his way from a fourth place starting position to pick up his first IMCA Stock Car win of 2019 at US 36 Raceway. Once Starmer made the pass for the lead, moving around Bryan Rigsby, he set sail for the remainder of the feature. Blake Peeler was the hard charger as he finished second after starting tenth. Mich Ross finished third as early leader Rigsby finished fourth. Carson Masoner rounded out the top five.

Last race, which was two weeks ago, Steven Clancy used patience to pick up the IMCA Sport Mod feature win. He would do the same thing on this night making a late race move around Josh Munsen to pick up win number four of the season. Munsen, who led most of the race, finished second. Randy Smith Jr., Coleman Browning and Randy Davis mad made up the rest of the top five in an attrition filled race.

The E-Modifieds witnessed Kameron Hanes pick up his first career feature win. Hanes used a front-row starting position and a smooth line to earn the win. He had to hold off several restart challenges from Chris Dishong, but Dishong didn’t have enough to move around Hanes. Dishong finished second. Josh Adkins moved up from a ninth place starting position to finish third. Justin Mitchell finished fourth and Justin Asher finished fifth.

Conrad Kaufman set the early pace in the Pure Stock feature. He led most of the race, but Connor Masoner was trying to keep his undefeated season intact. Masoner made the late race move around Kaufman to pick up win number five on the season. Kaufman finished second. Carson Masoner finished third, Chester Kaufman fourth and Shaun Houston fifth.

Up next for US 36 Raceway is Westfall GMC Night at the Races featuring the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Winged Sprints, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, Pure Stocks and E-Modifieds.

US 36 Race Results 5-31-2019

IMCA Modified A Feature 1 20 laps | 00:22:12.695 1. 21C-Chad Clancy, 22:12.695[3]; 2. 92-Josh Most, 22:15.053[7]; 3. 77-Steven Bowers Jr., 22:15.460[6]; 4. 89-Tyler Hibner, 22:15.622[5]; 5. 02-Andy Gage, 22:16.162[8]; 6. 22H-Clay Hale, 22:17.106[4]; 7. 11-Darren Shaw, 22:18.146[12]; 8. 55D-Michael Dotson, 22:20.440[9]; 9. 178-Allen Halderman, 22:21.267[10]; 10. 19XR-Benjie Douglas, 22:05.748[13]; 11. 67X-Brandon Williams, 16:40.553[1]; 12. 7-Shayne Bailey, 16:41.485[16]; 13. 49D-Doug Heimbaugh, 06:20.804[11]; 14. 3X-Tony Manley, 02:19.441[14]; 15. 48X-Jim Masoner Jr, 02:00.848[2]; (DNS) 5-Jacob Brock, 02:00.848

Heat 1 8 laps | 00:03:58.995 1. 77-Steven Bowers Jr., 03:58.995[4]; 2. 02-Andy Gage, 03:59.766[5]; 3. 22H-Clay Hale, 04:01.091[3]; 4. 55D-Michael Dotson, 04:01.588[6]; 5. 48X-Jim Masoner Jr, 04:08.120[2]; 6. 49D-Doug Heimbaugh, 03:48.391[7]; 7. 19XR-Benjie Douglas, 02:01.803[1]; (DNS) 5-Jacob Brock, 02:01.803

Heat 2 8 laps | 00:02:41.057 1. 89-Tyler Hibner, 02:41.057[3]; 2. 92-Josh Most, 02:41.976[4]; 3. 21C-Chad Clancy, 02:43.661[2]; 4. 67X-Brandon Williams, 02:45.388[1]; 5. 178-Allen Halderman, 02:47.198[7]; 6. 11-Darren Shaw, 02:48.823[8]; 7. 3X-Tony Manley, 02:52.501[6]; (DNS) 7-Shayne Bailey, 02:52.501

IMCA 305 Sprints A Feature 1 20 laps | 00:08:05.499 1. 48-Jake Martens, 08:05.499[7]; 2. 55-Kenny Potter, 08:07.003[3]; 3. 1R-Matt Richards, 08:07.537[5]; 4. 4L-Mike Houseman Jr, 08:08.281[12]; 5. 69-Mike Moore, 08:12.408[4]; 6. 24-Kade Higday, 08:13.010[10]; 7. 18-Terry Richards, 08:14.279[6]; 8. 54-Trey Gropp, 08:14.519[8]; 9. 95-Trevor Grossenbacher, 08:15.956[13]; 10. 292-Chad Jarrett, 08:16.390[11]; 11. 15-Jack Potter, 06:24.502[2]; 12. 45-Monty Ferriera, 03:07.123[9]; (DNS) 80X-C.J. Houseman, 03:07.123

Heat 1 8 laps | 00:03:07.075 1. 55-Kenny Potter, 03:07.075[2]; 2. 80X-C.J. Houseman, 03:08.445[1]; 3. 1R-Matt Richards, 03:09.281[3]; 4. 18-Terry Richards, 03:11.054[4]; 5. 54-Trey Gropp, 03:11.960[5]; 6. 292-Chad Jarrett, 03:13.078[6]; 7. 95-Trevor Grossenbacher, 03:13.912[7]

Heat 2 8 laps | 00:03:47.104 1. 69-Mike Moore, 03:47.104[2]; 2. 15-Jack Potter, 03:48.082[1]; 3. 48-Jake Martens, 03:48.926[4]; 4. 24-Kade Higday, 03:50.989[6]; 5. 45-Monty Ferriera, 03:51.861[5]; 6. 4L-Mike Houseman Jr, 00:27.736[3]

 

 

Meseraull Wins Third Straight, Bishop and Lewis Also Hot At Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., June 1 — Thomas Meseraull of Waveland, Ind. closed the month of May with a flourish at Gas City I-69 Speedway by winning his third 25-lap sprint car feature in a row during the quarter-mile clay oval’s “Mayhem” program Friday night.

Polesitter Dylan Woodling of Warsaw, Ind. became the track’s third different 20-lap UMP modified feature winner so far this year. Andy Bishop of Gas City recorded his second street stock feature victory at Gas City in 2019 in that 15-lap main event. Bill Lewis of Lynn, Ind. is the one to beat in super streets, as he posted his third feature victory after 15 laps of competition. Gage Allen of Warren, Ind. was the third different victor in the hornet division in that 15-lapper. Chris Hicks of Fort Jennings, Ohio will go down in the record books as the first 15-lap feature winner at Gas City in the “tough trucks” division. The six-division program attracted 118 race cars.

Meseraull started sixth in Tom Eades’ Physical Medicine Consultants DRC with a Stensland-prepped Chevy engine and took the lead from Matt Westfall on lap six. He built up a straightaway lead, but it evaporated with 19 laps down when a yellow waved for Kyle Simon, who had a flat tire, and a bigger tire marking the inside of Turn 4 became dislodged.

Two more cautions kept the field close, but “T-Mez” was up to the challenge. Corey Smith dipped under Westfall in Turn 4 working lap 21 to bring the runner-up honors home to Kokomo, Ind. with his DRC, which is sponsored by Napa of Russiaville and Claxton Engines. Westfall, of Pleasant Hill, Ohio, finished third in the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine/DPI Ink Maxim, which has a Hampshire-tuned engine. Travis Hery of Columbus, Ohio, who is a postdoctoral researcher at The Ohio State University, finished fourth in the Spiker Racing Products No. 21H. Scotty Weir of Marion, Ind. came from ninth place to round out the top five in Scott and Donna Pedersen’s DRC, which is sponsored by Red’s Racing Engines and Indy Race Parts and has a Pedersen powerplant.

Isaac Chapple of Wilkinson, Ind. flipped in Turn 4 in the first sprint heat while running second with one lap down. Luckily he got out of his sprint car under his own power, and even returned to compete in the B main.

Woodling led the initial start of the UMP modified feature but Bill Griffith wrestled the lead away from him on lap two right before a yellow flew for Todd Sherman, who was third when he was hit and spun in Turn 1. A red flew with six laps down for Percy Gendreau, whose 2018 Diamond with a Pace Performance CT525 caught on fire and stopped between Turns 1 and 2. Luckily the driver from Lima, Ohio was unhurt.

Griffith continued to lead until Woodling dipped under him coming out of Turn 4 working lap nine. Woodling was able to increase his lead, and Griffith held on for second. Dillon Nusbaum came from 12th to finish third. Shane O’Connor and Ryan Sutter rounded out the top five.

The street stock feature was highlighted by a battle of the 14s, as Bishop’s No. 14 led Chris Tippit’s No. 14T most of the race. Travis Nichols and Ervin Turner, who were fifth and sixth at the time, got together to bring out a yellow with 11 laps down. Two laps after the restart Mike Fincher got by Tippit for second in Turn 4, right before the last yellow flew when the fifth-place driver, Ron Flaugh, spun in Turn 4. Bishop’s Thompson Trucking-sponsored car had a comfortable lead over Fincher at the end. Tippit, Jeff Hinkley and Jeremy Stocker were next across the line.

Lewis, driving another Thompson Trucking-sponsored No. 14, led all 15 laps of the super street feature from the pole. Jeffery Jessup finished second. The best battle was between Jeff Matheny and Bill Bradley, who finished third and fourth, respectively. Tony Anderson rounded out the top five.

Josh Gamblin got a great start and blasted from fourth to the lead of the hornet feature on the first lap. Allen hit him in the rear so much that Gamblin’s rear bumper was dragging at the end, but Allen got by with a move to the outside in Turn 4 on the last lap for the victory. Gamblin hung on for second followed by James Headley Jr., Logan Easterday and Gerald Owens. The latter started way back in 12th in the 24-car field.

Hicks dominated the tough trucks feature, with Chris Bitters a distance second. The best battle was for third, which went to Devon Hower over Leslie Hurd. Dustin Ratliff rounded out the top five.

Defending sprint car track champion Clinton Boyles defeated defending UMP modified track champion Dillon Nusbaum in a best two-out-of-three bubble ball bout presented by Best One Tire of Marion, Ind., during intermission.

This coming Wednesday night, June 5, is one of the biggest shows of the year at Gas City as the track is part of “Indiana Midget Week” for the USAC NOS Energy Drink national midgets. Sprint cars and 600cc non-wing mini-sprints are also on the schedule for the mid-week program. An adult general admission ticket costs $25; tickets for students are $10 with their school IDs and children 12 and under are free. A pit pass costs $30. The pit gate is slated to open at 3 p.m. and the grandstands at 5 p.m. Hot laps start at 6:30 p.m., time trials are at 6:45 p.m. and the racing begins at 7:30 p.m. The speedway is located on State Road 22 or exit 259 off Interstate 69 in Gas City.

There won’t be any races at Gas City on Friday, June 7, but the action resumes on Friday, June 14 with the second annual “Jack and Jiggs Classic” named in honor of track owner Jack Himelick and former promoter Jiggs Thomason. Sprint on Dirt (SOD) winged sprint cars, USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midgets, UMP modifieds, street stocks, super streets, and hornets (paying $400 to win) are on the schedule. Last year 106 race cars were in action at this show. The Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Car Club will also present an exhibition of race cars from the past.

Fans can see the 2019 schedule and get additional information on the track’s website 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; 5 transferred): 1. Matt Westfall, 2. Corey Smith, 3. Lee Underwood, 4. Cody White, 5. Parker Fredrickson, 6. Adam Byrkett, 7. Brayden Fox, 8. Isaac Chapple.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. J.J. Hughes, 2. Travis Hery, 3. Jarett Andretti, 4. Kyle Simon, 5. Tyler Hewitt, 6. Brandon Rose, 7. Paul Dues, 8. Tyler Kendall.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Cole Ketcham, 2. Thomas Meseraull, 3. Scotty Weir, 4. Clinton Boyles, 5. Max Adams, 6. Justin Owen, 7. Brayden Clark, 8. Dallas Hewitt.

Non-Wing Sprint B Main (10 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Justin Owen, 2. Brandon Rose, 3. Dallas Hewitt, 4. Adam Byrkett, 5. Brayden Clark, 6. Isaac Chapple, 7. Brayden Fox, 8. Paul Dues, 9. Tyler Kendall.

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Corey Smith, 3. Matt Westfall, 4. Travis Hery, 5. Scott Weir, 6. Cole Ketcham, 7. Tyler Hewitt, 8. J.J. Hughes, 9. Justin Owen, 10. Adam Byrkett, 11. Dallas Hewitt, 12. Max Adams, 13. Jarett Andretti, 14. Brandon Rose, 15. Lee Underwood, 16. Clinton Boyles, 17. Cody White, 18. Brayden Clark, 19. Kyle Simon, 20. Parker Fredrickson.

 

 

Billy VanInwegen Picks First Career Lucas Oil ESS Victory at Autodrome Granby

By Dean Reynolds

GRANBY, PQ – When you talk to Billy VanInwegen about his short Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint (ESS) career he will tell you about the races that got away, the almost wins, the disappointments. After Friday night at Autodrome Granby, all that talk was put on the shelf...forever.

Starting in 10th position, VanInwegen took his #56 to the extreme high side of the Granby oval and passed giants among the ESS ranks. He went around Jason Barney, around Chuck Hebing and then on lap 11 he passed local favorite and many-time ESS champion Steve Poirier to take the lead and never look back. The win in the Mach 1 Chassis A-Main, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway point event netted him $2,110.

"This just wipes out all those other races that were still bugging me. Brad (Radivoy) and the gang work so hard and give me a good car, I am just glad I could do my job and reward them with a win," VanInwegen noted with a smile, "This just hasn't sunk in and will take a while, to pass the guys that I did. I am still amazed, they are just so good and you have to be on top of your game to even race with them."

The win started literally last Sunday night after Utica-Rome. The team decided to change from the new car/motor combination and switch back to old and trusty. "We just weren't good with the new car and we really don't know why. It just never felt good and being an 11th place car here is not good," he continued, "So we decided to change everything back to what we had last year and here we are."

Chris Jones led the field down to the green but it was Poirier who quickly put his familiar #28FM into the lead. Usually when Poirier leads at Granby, it's another victory notched in the belt. However this night had the VanInwegen twist.

Using that extreme outside, VanInwegen swept around Poirier, knifed through lapped traffic as the final 22 laps went caution free and took home career win #1.

For Poirier, second at Granby, getting passed for the victory would be discouraging but it definitely was not. "I am just happy to finally finish a race. Yea I got beat tonight but it was all about finishing and getting some confidence back," Poirier elaborated, "Even after all these years you think you have all the confidence and you will be comfortable but I wasn't at the beginning of this year and you do have some doubts. Yea I was second tonight but I felt good, the car felt good and the crew worked hard."

During the race Poirier thought he had some chances to catch back up to VanInwegen. "In lapped traffic sometimes I would get a better lap than him (VanInwegen) and close in. Then he would get a better lap than me and he would pull ahead again. He had a really good car and to get his first win I am happy for him."

Paulie Colagiovanni continued with his string of top five finishes rounding out the podium at Granby. He actually though he could have had a better result. "I don't know what happened. On the start I was in the middle of the track and the car just pushed bad," Paulie went on, "I just saw all the cars go high and low around me and I dropped to ninth or something like that. It was weird, but the car was good, just got back in the my groove and starting to get back around them. I just wish I had that early lap back."

Jordan Poirier with a strong effort to take fourth over Hebing at the finish. Rounding out the top ten were Barney, Kyle Moffit, Dylan Swiernik, Parker Evans and Matt Tanner (who was the last car on the lead lap). A total of 28 sprints filled the pits in front of the usual big Granby crowd.

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Billy VanInwegen ($2,110), Steve Poirier ($1,235), Paulie Colagiovanni ($1,235), Jordan Poirier ($855), Chuck Hebing ($755), Jason Barney ($695), Kyle Moffit ($655), Dylan Swiernik ($645), Parker Evans ($660), Matt Tanner ($650), Brett Wright ($635), Dale Gosselin ($570), Jeff Cook ($550), Chris Jones ($590), Dave Axton ($560), Dan Douville ($505), Scott Holcomb ($525), Chad Miller ($500), Matt Hoyt ($500), Guillaume Neiderer ($500), Tyler Rand ($500), Bryan Cloutier ($500), Lacey Hanson ($500), Shawn Donath ($500).

Did Not Qualify - Kelly Hebing, Kyle Fraser, Alex Vigneault, Yan Bilodeau.

ESS Bonuses:

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Cook, Holcomb, Evans $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Wright, Gosselin, Jones $25

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Halfway – VanInwegen $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Jones $50

Fondations 55 Hard Charger – VanInwegen (9 pos), $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main - Axton $50

Ground Control Last Car Lead Lap – Tanner $25

Ground Control 11th Place Finish – Wright - $25

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – VanInwegen, S. Poirier, Colagiovanni $10

Hoosier Tire – Colagiovanni $200

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Tatnell, Allen and Halverson Triumphant During Jackson Motorplex Season Opener on Ag Builders Night presented by GDF Enterprises

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (May 31, 2019) - The Jackson Motorplex season opener was led by the 'B's on Friday as Brooke Tatnell, Brandon Allen and Brandon Halverson each garnered a victory during Ag Builders Night presented by GDF Enterprises.

Tatnell captured the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series main event with a last-lap pass when race leader Thomas Kennedy hit a rut on the bottom of turn two. The incident tossed his car sideways and he dropped to third with Lee Grosz, who led the first handful of laps, capitalizing to score a runner-up result.

Jason Martin placed fourth and Jack Dover rounded out the top five.

Shayle Bade, Grosz, Dover, Eric Lutz and Kennedy each won a heat race on a night when 46 drivers competed for the $3,000-to-win top prize. Austin McCarl and Travis Rilat were the B Main winners.

Allen stormed to the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids triumph, leading the distance despite early pressure from Kaleb Johnson and several close calls in traffic.

Jody Rosenboom picked up a second-place result with Brant O'Banion third, Michael Stien fourth and Bill Johnson fifth.

Blaine Stegenga, John Lambertz and Clayton Christensen each claimed a heat race.

Halverson charged from his sixth starting position and dominated the NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc main event as he won by nearly eight seconds. Johnny Parsons III finished second with Brandon Stevenson rallying from 11th to third. Jordan Paulsen placed fourth and Clinton Bruns was fifth.

Paulsen and Bryan Roach were the heat race winners after Halverson set the fastest time overall in qualifying.

Jackson Motorplex will host all three divisions next Friday during Military Night.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (May 31, 2019) -

MIDWEST POWER SERIES/MSTS 360 SPRINT CARS

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 14T-Brooke Tatnell (4); 2. 4J-Lee Grosz (1); 3. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (2); 4. 82-Jason Martin (3); 5. 81-Jack Dover (6); 6. 35L-Cody Ledger (9); 7. 09-Matt Juhl (22); 8. 5Z-Dusty Zomer (11); 9. 44S-Trey Starks (10); 10. 17A-McCarl Austin (17); 11. 27-Carson McCarl (21); 12. 1-Travis Rilat (18); 13. 44-Chris Martin (19); 14. 2-Derrik Lusk (16); 15. 33-James Broty (15); 16. 1B-Ryan Bowers (20); 17. 20X-A.J. Moeller (12); 18. 03X-Shayle Bade (5).

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 17A-Austin McCarl (1); 2. 44-Chris Martin (3); 3. 27-Carson McCarl (4); 4. 50-Chase Viebrock (6); 5. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (7); 6. 20G-Chris Graf (15); 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska (9); 8. 22-Kaleb Johnson (10); 9. 15C-Carter Shevalier (13); 10. 03-Jamie Ogston (8); 11. 2K-Kevin Ingle (14); 12. 101-Chuck McGillivray (2); 13. 2J-Matt Johnson (5); 14. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (12); 15. 37-Sye Anderson (11).

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 1-Travis Rilat (1); 2. 1B-Ryan Bowers (2); 3. 09-Matt Juhl (7); 4. 17B-Ryan Bickett (5); 5. 20-Brant O'Banion (10); 6. 1K-Celby Watt (9); 7. 11X-Gregg Bakker (4); 8. 75B-Tommy Barber (12); 9. 2H-Bill Boles (8); 10. 5M-Troy Manteufel (14); 11. 33B-Scott Broty (13); 12. 91A-Reed Allex (6); 13. 86-Donovan Peterson (11); 14. 42-Kevin Flowers (3); 15. 10-Trevor Serbus (15).

Dash (6 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz (2); 2. 82-Jason Martin (1); 3. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (4); 4. 81-Jack Dover (3); 5. 03X-Shayle Bade (6); 6. 14T-Brooke Tatnell (5).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 03X-Shayle Bade (1); 2. 20X-A.J. Moeller (2); 3. 17A-Austin McCarl (3); 4. 44-Chris Martin (5); 5. 11X-Gregg Bakker (4); 6. 50-Chase Viebrock (6); 7. 27-Carson McCarl (10); 8. 22-Kaleb Johnson (8); 9. 15C-Carter Shevalier (7); 10. (DNF) 20G-Chris Graf (9).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz (6); 2. 33-James Broty (1); 3. 1-Travis Rilat (3); 4. 83-Justin Henderson (8); 5. 14-Jody Rosenboom (9); 6. 09-Matt Juhl (4); 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska (7); 8. 75B-Tommy Barber (2); 9. 5M-Troy Manteufel (5).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover (1); 2. 35L-Cody Ledger (3); 3. 14T-Brooke Tatnell (9); 4. 44S-Trey Starks (7); 5. 17B-Ryan Bickett (2); 6. 03-Jamie Ogston (4); 7. 1K-Celby Watt (5); 8. 20-Brant O'Banion (8); 9. 33B-Scott Broty (6).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Eric Lutz (1); 2. 82-Jason Martin (6); 3. 10-Trevor Serbus (5); 4. 101-Chuck McGillivray (2); 5. 42-Kevin Flowers (7); 6. 2J-Matt Johnson (4); 7. 91A-Reed Allex (9); 8. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (3); 9. 37-Sye Anderson (8).

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (5); 2. 2-Derrik Lusk (1); 3. 1B-Ryan Bowers (2); 4. 5Z-Dusty Zomer (7); 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson (9); 6. 2H-Bill Boles (3); 7. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (8); 8. 86-Donovan Peterson (4); 9. 2K-Kevin Ingle (6).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 05X-Brandon Allen (1); 2. 4SN-Jody Rosenboom (2); 3. 20-Brant O'Banion (14); 4. 4S-Michael Stien (16); 5. 56-Bill Johnson (17); 6. 23-Brandon Bosma (11); 7. 12L-John Lambertz (5); 8. 1S-Ryan Voss (12); 9. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (22); 10. 11A-Bruce Anderson (9); 11. 35-Blaine Stegenga (10); 12. 5-Javen Ostermann (18); 13. 7-Johnny Sullivan (7); 14. (DNF) 05-Colin Smith (4); 15. (DNF) 92-Nick Carlson (19); 16. (DNF) 22-Kaleb Johnson (3); 17. (DNF) 1CC-Clayton Christensen (6); 18. (DNF) 8K-Micah Slendy (23); 19. (DNF) 555-Bruce Allen (15); 20. (DNF) 51A-Elliot Amdahl (13); (DNS) 10-Trevor Serbus; (DNS) 87-Chris Duffy; (DNS) 15J-James Weber.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 35-Blaine Stegenga (1); 2. 22-Kaleb Johnson (4); 3. 05X-Brandon Allen (7); 4. 7-Johnny Sullivan (3); 5. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (6); 6. 4S-Michael Stien (5); 7. 5-Javen Ostermann (2); 8. 92-Nick Carlson (8).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 12L-John Lambertz (2); 2. 1S-Ryan Voss (5); 3. 23-Brandon Bosma (7); 4. 05-Colin Smith (3); 5. 20-Brant O'Banion (4); 6. 56-Bill Johnson (6); 7. (DNF) 15J-James Weber (8); (DNS) 8K-Micah Slendy.

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 1CC-Clayton Christensen (1); 2. 4SN-Jody Rosenboom (7); 3. 11A-Bruce Anderson (5); 4. 10-Trevor Serbus (6); 5. 555-Bruce Allen (3); 6. (DNF) 87-Chris Duffy (2); 7. (DNF) 7L-Jesse Lindberg (4).

NSL NON-WING SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (6); 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III (2); 3. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (11); 4. 4-Jordan Paulsen (7); 5. 7X-Clinton Bruns (4); 6. 99-Bryan Roach (1); 7. 0-Alex Schriever (5); 8. 6-Jake Kouba (8); 9. 48-Neal Matuska (3); 10. 63-Todd Hansen (14); 11. (DNF) 7-Scott Brandt (10); 12. (DNF) K1-Kevin Lear (12); 13. (DNF) 20-Natalie Klemko (9); 14. (DNF) 16-Anna Kouba (13); 15. (DNF) 1DA-Christian Wagler (15).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 4-Jordan Paulsen (1); 2. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (6); 3. 48-Neal Matuska (4); 4. 12-Johnny Parsons III (5); 5. 20-Natalie Klemko (3); 6. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (2); 7. 16-Anna Kouba (7); 8. 1DA-Christian Wagler (8).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 99-Bryan Roach (2); 2. 0-Alex Schriever (6); 3. 7X-Clinton Bruns (5); 4. 6-Jake Kouba (4); 5. K1-Kevin Lear (1); 6. 7-Scott Brandt (3); 7. 63-Todd Hansen (7).

Qualifying 1 (4 Laps): 1. 20-Natalie Klemko, 00:17.688; 2. 7-Scott Brandt, 00:17.709; 3. K1-Kevin Lear, 00:18.142.

Qualifying 2 (4 Laps): 1. 12-Johnny Parsons III, 00:17.189; 2. 0X-Brandon Stevenson, 00:17.720; 3. 4-Jordan Paulsen, 00:17.814; 4. 16-Anna Kouba, 00:18.153.

Qualifying 3 (4 Laps): 1. 0-Alex Schriever, 00:17.151; 2. 7X-Clinton Bruns, 00:17.287; 3. 6-Jake Kouba, 00:17.474; 4. 99-Bryan Roach, 00:17.813.

Qualifying 4 (4 Laps): 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson, 00:16.724; 2. 48-Neal Matuska, 00:17.380; 3. 63-Todd Hansen, 00:18.499; 4. 1DA-Christian Wagler, 00:19.445.

UP NEXT -

Friday for Military Night featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and 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

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 .

 

 

Pauch Jr. & Dylan Hoch Celebrate Memorial Day By Winning Twice At Action Track USA In Kutztown

Kutztown, PA (May 27) - There were fireworks in the sky and fireworks on the race track on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, as Championship Energy Action Track USA (on the Kutztown Fairgrounds) finally completed a racing program in 2019.

When the event sponsored by Business Link Print in Kutztown was complete, a couple of drivers were smiling broadly in victory lane. Billy Pauch Jr., from Milford, NJ, scored a pair of victories with wins in the USAC All Pro SpeedSTR main and in the King of No Wing Showdown, a 40-lapper for the Hyper Racing, EVO Injection 600 Sprints. The All Star Slingshots made up their feature that was rained out on May 19, with Dylan Hoch picking up career win No. 10 at the Kutztown oval. In the nightcap, Hoch once again ruled the roost,. notching career win No. 11, extending his lead as the all-time leader in Slingshot victories at Action Track USA. Hoch is currently on a three-race win streak, as the two wins on Monday evening followed up his Sunday night score at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway.

Tim Buckwalter dashed to the early lead in the USAC All Pro SpeedSTR main, leaving Briggs Danner, Pauch Jr., Trevor Kobylarz (making his first start in a SpeedSTR), and Ohio's Matt Westfall to slug it out for the runner-up spot. On a restart with eight tours complete, Danner threw a slide job on T. Buckwalter to snatch the lead away from the No. 52, and Pauch Jr. also slipped past Buckwalter to grab second place.

The next restart, with nine circuits in the books, saw Pauch Jr. squeeze up in front of Danner to become the race leader. Tim Buckwalter held on to third, and Kobylarz traded sliders with Steve Buckwalter in a scuffle for the fourth position.

During the middle stages of the 30-lapper, Danner threw everything he had at Pauch, but Billy Jr. was up to every challenge. A caution period with eight to go had Pauch on top with Danner, S. Buckwalter, T. Buckwalter, and TJ Mayberry making up the top five. As the green waved again, Tim Buckwalter fired off the high side of the banking, sweeping past two cars and into the runner-up slot. Danner quickly reclaimed that position and continued his pursuit of the leader. Over the final few frantic trips around the oval, Danner tried shoving the nose of his No. 78 under the Heffner Motorsports/ Lelands.com No. 72, but Pauch fended off the attacks and went on to win by 0.214-seconds over Danner. The triumph is a division leading 16th career SpeedSTR win for "the Kid's Kid" at the Berks County oval.

Tim Buckwalter battled his cousin right down to the wire before finishing third, with Steve settling for a fourth-place payday. TJ Mayberry rounded out the top five.

The King of No Wing Showdown for the Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprints produced the first two-time winner of the event, and Billy Pauch Jr. also made it two in a row in the 40-lap main that paid $1,000 to win (with Gambler's fee).

Kenny Miller III shot to the lead on the initial start, with Billy Koch fighting him for the top spot in the early going. Pauch wheeled the LHS Racing Engines No. 91s to second on the fourth trip around the clay with Koch, Alex Bright, and Colin White joining him in hot pursuit of the high flying race leader in the No. 23m.

From laps eight through 13, Miller and Pauch engaged in an enjoyable slide-fest, swapping the point several times before Pauch took command by sneaking to Miller's inside in turn one instead of throwing the slide job that Miller was anticipating. Great racing took place throughout the field as the laps clicked off, with Brian Carber now challenging White for fifth. Before long, it was a four-car skirmish for second between Miller, A. Bright, Carber, and White. A final restart with four revolutions left to run saw Bright dart past Miller for second. Alex could draw close to Pauch, but he could not muster a serious bid for the lead over the final few circuits. When the checkered flag ended the fast and furious 40-lapper, it was Pauch Jr. winning his second straight King of No Wing Showdown over A. Bright, Miller, White, and Carber.

The evening began with a make-up feature for the All Star Slingshots. The 30-lap affair was rained out on May 19, and it actually became the first feature race of the 2019 campaign at Action Track USA.

Justin Thompson set the pace for much of the Business Link Print main event, but a yellow flag with nine laps remaining proved to be his undoing. Mertztown, PA's Dylan Hoch skated past Thompson on the restart to snare the top spot, and he drove to the victory in front of a packed grandstand. Thompson held on for runner-up cash, and Dakota Kohler survived a nearly race long duel with Dave Carraghan to finish third. Carraghan, in his first ride as part of the Hoch Motorsports camp, wound up fourth and Brett Bieber crossed the stripe in fifth.

In the night's final feature, Hoch once again flexed the muscle of his No. 35, leading all the way after starting on the pole. Jared Silfee, the defending Slingshot champion at the speedway on the Kutztown Fairgrounds, chased Hoch all the way to the checkered, with Carraghan and Kohler switching positions from their battle in the first Slingshot main. And Brett Bieber finished fifth in this one, too.

Action Track Sidebites…

A total of 122 race cars filled the pit area on Monday while fans concluded their holiday weekend by turning out in large numbers to watch the exciting competition at Action Track USA. There were 28 SpeedSTRs, an astounding 67 of the 600 Sprints, and 27 Slingshots on hand.

Billy Pauch Jr. started his two-wins-in-one-night holiday celebration by setting quick time (11.861-seconds) for the SpeedSTRs in their timed dashes. Steve Buckwalter, Briggs Danner, Trevor Kobylarz, and Tyler Ross made up the "Fast Five", with Pauch and S. Buckwalter locking themselves into the 30-lap feature.

Stephen Nederostek, Matt Westfall, and Tyler Ross notched heat race victories for the SpeedSTRs.

The massive field of 600 Sprints necessitated a schedule of seven heats, two D-Mains, a pair of C-Mains, and a B-Main to whittle down the entries and see who would start the lucrative King of No Wing Showdown.

600 Sprint heat winners included Brian Carber, Brenden Bright, Lou Cicconi, Billy Koch, Alex Bright, Kenny Miller III, and Eddie Strada. The D-Mains went to Will Butler and Ryan Kunkle, while the C-Mains fell to Jay Hartman and Wayne Scott. Gary Bozowski won the B-Main.

Dylan Hoch, CJ Fritz, and Jared Silfee were victorious in Slingshot heat races. Taylor Mills won the Slingshot B-Main.

This Sunday, June 2nd, is highlighted by not one, but TWO feature races for the Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprints - both of which will be contested over a 35-lap distance. The first feature will follow a B-Main that was rained out on May 19.

The SpeedSTRs, All Star Slingshots, and Junior Slingshots join the SpeedSTRs on June 2nd, with warm-ups getting underway at 6:05 p.m. Qualifying activity will begin right after warm-ups and the National Anthem.

Sunday, June 9 will find the SpeedSTRs in the spotlight. A sizzling line up that also features the 600 Sprints and All Star Slingshots has the SpeedSTRs competing in the Flying Farmer 40, a race that pays $3,000 to the winner. Race time is the same as the June 2 event.

June 12 will be the first Wednesday night event of the season, and the track will stick with its traditional midweek schedule for the rest of the season. June 12 is First Responders Night and the SpeedSTRs, 600 Sprints, and Slingshots are all slated for action.

RESULTS:

USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs (30 Laps): 1. BILLY PAUCH JR. 2. BRIGGS DANNER 3. TIM BUCKWALTER 4. STEVE BUCKWALTER 5. TJ MAYBERRY 6. MATT JANISCH 7. EARL PAULES 8. ALEX BRIGHT 9. RICK ECKERT 10. JASON MUSSER 11. TREVOR KOBYLARZ 12. JOEY PAYNE 13. CHASE DIETZ 14. TOM MAYBERRY 15. PAT BEALER 16. STEPHEN NEDEROSTEK 17. TYLER ROSS 18. KEVIN GRAVER 19. DAVE DARLAND 20. ALEX YANKOWSKI 21. TIM IULG 22. CHAD JONES 23. MATT WESTFALL.

Hyper Racing 600 Sprint Car King of No Wing Showdown (40 Laps): 1. BILLY PAUCH JR. 2. ALEX BRIGHT 3. KENNY MILLER III 4. COLIN WHITE 5. BRIAN CARBER 6. EDDIE STRADA 7. BILLY KOCH 8. CHRISTIAN BRUNO 9. JESSE MAURER 10. BRENDEN BRIGHT 11. JASON SWAVELY 12. AARON BOLLINGER 13. LOU CICCONI 14. DAMON PAUL 15. KYLE SPENCE 16. BUDDY SCHWEIBINZ 17. JAY HARTMAN 18. GARY BOZOWSKI 19. STEPHEN WEINRICH 20. CHAD SANDT 21. ANDREW LAYSER 22. JOE KAY 23. JIMMY GLENN 24. TIM BUCKWALTER 25. TYLER LINDSAY 26. RANDY KUNKLE 27. NASH ELY 28. MIKE RUTHERFORD 29. JACOB SEVERN 30. AUSTIN QUICK 31. ERIC ANKIEWICZ 32. LUKE SCHOSTKEWITZ 33. BOBBY BUTLER

All Star Slingshot Feature (20 Laps): 1. DYLAN HOCH 2. JARED SILFEE 3. DAVE CARRAGHAN 4. DAKOTA KOHLER 5. BRETT BIEBER 6. JUSTIN THOMPSON 7. DYLAN SWINEHART 8. KYLE HERVE 9. SCOTT NEARY 10. AUSTIN DANIELS 11. TAYLOR MILLS 12. MATT MILLER 13. MARK MOHR 14. TANNER VANDOREN 15. GAVIN DANNER 16. PAULIE HARTWIG III 17. NICK VINCIGUERRA 18. EMILY FLEMING 19. DEVIN WHITMOYER 20. JAMES MOHR 21. RYAN DAVEY 22. TYLER HOCH 23. TYLER ULSH 24. BRYCE SMITH 25. CJ FRITZ 26. JUSTIN SCHENK

All Star Slingshot Make Up Feature (30 Laps): 1. DYLAN HOCH 2. JUSTIN THOMPSON 3. DAKOTA KOHLER 4. DAVE CARRAGHAN 5. BRETT BIEBER 6. CJ FRITZ 7. TANNER VANDOREN 8. JARED SILFEE 9. KYLE HERVE 10. AUSTIN DANIELS 11. NICK VINCIGUERRA 12. SCOTT NEARY 13. TYLER ULSH 14. JUSTIN SCHENK 15. DYLAN SWINEHART 16. TYLER HOCH 17. RYAN DAVEY 18. MARK MOHR 19. JAMES MOHR 20. MATT MILLER.

 

 

BALLOU FIRST AT THE 2019 JOSH BURTON MEMORIAL

Bloomington, IN - May 24, 2019 - Friday night the BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car Series and racers in three other divisions raced in memory of sprint car driver Josh Burton. The first event at Bloomington Speedway was group qualifying and Joe Stornetta Jr. turned the quickest lap for the 29 participants with an 11.239 seconds lap. Stornetta was at the wheel of the familiar Jerry Burton owned 04 sprinter.

The 25 lap Josh Burton Memorial was a spellbinding attraction for the fans in attendance. Rocklin, CA, driver Robert Ballou would take the victory. Ballou started fifth in the 21 car field. He moved up steadily to give chase to pole sitter Kyle Cummins. Once Ballou obtained the lead, Cummins became the chaser.

However at the start of the feature, the race unfolded into a four car breakaway. Jordan Kinser, Robert Ballou, and A. J. Hopkins were all in pursuit of the leader. Slightly further back there was a second 3 car race for fifth. The only caution flag was waved when Carson Short made a brief first lap visit to the work area. The remainder of the race met with green flag conditions. There were no yellow flags to close gaps. Every spot had to be earned by racing.

Ballou took the checkers first. It was his 15th career win with MSCS. Cummins finished second. That was good enough for Cummins to retain the BRANDEIS MSCS Series 2019 points lead. Jordan Kinser retook third in the feature after a battle with A.J. Hopkins who finished in fourth. Dakota Jackson was fifth.

Dickie Gaines lead a second five that included Joe Stornetta Jr., Isaac Chapple, Carson Short, and Shane Cottle. Stornetta was the Certified Rentals Hard Charger of the race which was decided by a run from a sixteenth starting position to seventh. The Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award for the event was presented to Brady Short for his eleventh place finish in the 21car field.

In prelimnary events, the four heat races were won by Stephen Schnapf, Robert Ballou, Isaac Chapple, and A.J. Hopkins. Donny Brackett took the B Main followed by Brian Van Meveren and Brandon Mattox. Thirteen drivers started the event hoping to earn one of the final five transfer spots.

The BRANDEIS MSCS series now moves on to race at Lincoln Park Speedway for a Saturday night Memorial Weekend Special.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

SUMMARY Bloomington Speedway Bloomington, IN May 24, 2019 JOSH BURTON MEMORIAL

BRANDEIS MSCS Sprint Cars: (29 Entries)

Top Overall Qualifier - 04 Joe Stornetta Jr. 11.239 seconds

First Heat - 61m Stephen Schnapf, 70 Jordan Kinser, 10 Aric Gentry, 5c Colten Cottle, 0 Brady Ottinger, 36 Collin Ambrose, 7H Kyle Hathaway

Second Heat - 12 Robert Ballou, 3R Kyle Cummins, 44 Dickie Gaines, 11p Brady Short, 99 Alec Sipes, 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 7R Ryan Bond, 77 Dave Darland

Third Heat - 52 Isaac Chapple, 5s Chase Stockon, 77x Hunter O€™Neal, 21 Carson Short, 4B Donny Brackett, 24L Lee Underwood, 5K Kent Schmidt

Fourth Heat - 4J A.J. Hopkins, 3 Dakota Jackson, 2E Shane Cottle, 04 Joe Stornetta Jr., 24v Brian Van Meveren, 28 Brandon Mattox, 9 Bob Griffitts

B Main - 4B Donny Brackett, 24v Brian Van Meveren, 28 Brandon Mattox, 99 Alec Sipes, 24L Lee Underwood, 0 Brady Ottinger, 36 Collin Ambrose, 5K Kent Schmidt, 7H Kyle Hathaway, 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 7R Ryan Bond, 77 Dave Darland, 9 Bob Griffitts

Feature (25 Laps) - 12 Robert Ballou, 3R Kyle Cummins, 70 Jordan Kinser, 4J A.J. Hopkins, 3 Dakota Jackson, 44 Dickie Gaines, 04 Joe Stornetta Jr., 52 Isaac Chapple, 21 Carson Short, 2E Shane Cottle, 11p Brady Short, 28 Brandon Mattox, 61m Stephen Schnapf, 5c Colten Cottle, 77x Hunter O€™Neal, 24v Brian Van Meveren, 5s Chase Stockon, 4B Donny Brackett, 99 Alec Sipes, 36 Collin Ambrose, 10 Aric Gentry

 

 

CUMMINS CAPTURES THE MEMORIAL WEEKEND CLASSIC

Haubstadt, IN - May 26, 2019 - The feature race Sunday night at Tri-State Speedway lived up to its name, The BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car event would conclude as advertised - a Memorial Weekend Classic. Kyle Cummins of Princeton, IN, was on the move and would be the victor. It was his second MSCS win in two opportunities to race at Tri-State Speedway this season. Kyle Cummins started the evening by setting the fastest overall time during group qualifications. The Princeton, IN, driver followed that initial effort with a winning performance in the third heat race with Stephen Schnapf his closest rival. The two would match speeds again during the feature. Schnapf led the early portion of the event with Cummins in hot pursuit. He kept the pressure on in the Rock Steady 3R and completed the task with a pass midway through the race. C.J. Leary and Kevin Thomas Jr. advanced to finish second and third in the feature. Schnapf held fourth place at the finish. Carson Short moved up 13 positions to finish fifth. The superb effort was tops for the field thus the defending series champion was the Certified Rentals Hard Charger of the race. Robert Ballou also made a charge from the back of the field in finishing sixth. Ballou needed a long visit to the work area after being involved in the incidents in turn three on the first lap of the original start. It was the first of at least 4 caution flags needed during the feature. Critter Malone was seventh followed by Donny Brackett, Dakota Jackson, and Brady Short. Kendall Ruble picked up the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award. Three heats and a B Main were held during the BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car Series preliminary events. Team mates Kent Schmidt and Chase Stockon won the first two heats with Cummins the victor in the final heat. Collin Ambrose of Owensboro, KY, was the winner in the B Main which consisted of a 13 car field. UMP Modified driver Brandon McDowell swept that portion of the racing program Sunday night. He turned in the fastest time with a 15.672 seconds lap as one of the drivers qualifying in the first group. He then won the first heat race in a close duel with Dustin Beck. The 25lap feature also became a final contest between McDowell and Beck. McDowell took the victory. That was the first feature win for McDowell at the speedway this season. Will Krup finished third behind Beck. The modifieds driven by Michael Hussman and Jason Kibby rounded of the top five. Krup had won the second heat held during the preliminary events. Cody Trammel drove the 34T numbered mini sprint to victory in the MMSA feature. The 20 lap event provided the closest main event finish of the night. Brad Strunk was just.two seconds behind in finishing second. Jeff Schindler was third. Dylan Moan and Keith Langley were next as 11 of the 22 starters finished on the lead lap. Heat races went to winners Jaylon Mills, Brad Strunk, and Ethan Rutherford. The entire racing program was completed following noon time and mid afternoon showers. The track crew evaluated the situation, made the call, and then quickly prepared the track so racing could go on as scheduled. The next event booked for Tri-State Speedway is one of the top dollar MSCS shows of the season. The Summer Showdown is scheduled for Saturday June 8th. It will pay $5,000 to win the BRANDEIS MSCS feature. The UMP Modifieds and MMSA Mini Sprints will also be competing in the program.

SUMMARY Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN, May 26, 2019 MEMORIAL WEEKEND CLASSIC

BRANDEIS MSCS Sprint Cars: (28 Entries)

Top Overall Qualifier - 3R Kyle Cummins, 13:519 seconds

First Heat - 5K Kent Schmidt, 12 Robert Ballou, 04 Joe Stornetta Jr., 17 Kendall Ruble, 7 Critter Malone, 36 Collin Ambrose, 21 Carson Short, 28 Brandon Mattox, 5T Tye Mihocko, 45 Eric Perrott

Second Heat - 5s Chase Stockon, 3 Dakota Jackson, 19 Kevin Thomas Jr., 19az C.J. Leary, 4B Donny Brackett, 75 Dustin Christie, 73 Blake Vermillion, 5v Jesse Vermillion, 10 Aric Gentry

Third Heat - 3R Kyle Cummins, 61M Stephen Schnapf, 11p Brady Short, 38 Chet Williams, 14 Jadon Rogers, 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 7H Kyle Hathaway, 7R Ryan Bond, 90 Patrick Budde

B Main - 36 Collin Ambrose, 75 Dustin Christie, 21 Carson Short, 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 10 Aric Gentry, 28 Brandon Mattox, 7H Kyle Hathaway, 73 Blake Vermillion, 5v Jesse Vermillion, 5T Tye Mihocko, 45 Eric Perrott, 90 Patrick Budde, 7R Ryan Bond

Feature (25 Laps) - 3R Kyle Cummins, 19az C. J. Leary, 19 Kevin Thomas Jr., 61m Stephen Schnapf, 21 Carson Short, 12 Robert Ballou, 7 Critter Malone, 4B Donny Brackett, 3 Dakota Jackson, 11p Brady Short, 17 Kendall Ruble, 75 Dustin Christie, 38 Chet Williams, 14 Jadon Rogers, 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 36 Collin Ambrose, 5K Kent Schmidt, 04 Joe Stornetta Jr., 28 Brandon Mattox, 5s Chase Stockon, 10 Aric Gentry

 

 

KEVIN THOMAS JR. TOPS AT LINCOLN PARK SPEEDWAY

Putnamville, IN - May 25, 2019. The Memorial Day Weekend Special at Lincoln Park Speedway attracted 40 sprint car teams. But there could only be one winner. The winner was Cullman, Alabama, driver Kevin Thomas Jr. Thomas was at the wheel of his own DRC sprint car sponsored by Grainger and B & H Contractors..

The 25 lap feature would have just two leaders. Robert Ballou, who won the Josh Burtom Memorial at Bloomington Speedway the night before, took the lead at the outset from the pole position. He finished the first lap ahead of Dave Darland. Carson Short moved into contention for the lead on lap 2 only to have Thomas overtake him on lap 8. Thomas was not done. He passed Ballou for the lead on lap 11 and went on to take the $2,500 victory check.

A yellow flag was displayed on lap 23. Three cars were towed or retired to the pit area. As a result the race was restarted with different cars at the front. Dave Darland restarted in second and that is where he would finish. Darland was driving the Buddy Cunningham owned sprinter. Veteran Bill Rose finished third moving up from ninth in the starting field. Defending MSCS Champion Carson Short was fourth and Shane Cockrum crossed the line fifth.

Mario Clouser, Joe Stornetta Jr., Brady Short, Kyle Cummins, and Chase Stockon completed the feature race in that order to fill out the top ten. Donny Brackett received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award. Brackett almost finished in the top ten despite taking a provisional and starting 21st on the field. The Certified Rentals Hard Charger of the Race was Chase Stockon

There were five heat races held. The winners were Jordan Kinser, Carson Short, Dave Darland, Kevin Thomas Jr., and Robert Ballou. Collin Ambrose picked up a victory in the C Main. Clinton Boyles won the B Main that followed. Twenty cars started. Aric Gentry would earn the last feature transfer spot by finishing fifth.

The BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car Series returns to Tri-State Speedway at Haubstadt, IN, on Sunday for the Memorial Weekend Classic. That race will wrap up three consecutive days of racing.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

SUMMARY Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, IN, May 25, 2019 MEMORIAL WEEKEND SPECIAL

BRANDEIS MSCS Sprint Cars (40 Entries):

Top Overall Qualifier - 5C Colten Cottle, 12.435 seconds

First Heat - 70 Jordan Kinser, 6 Bill Rose, 16K Andrew Prather, 24v Brian Van Meveren, 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 33$ Shane O€™Banion, 5M Matt McDonald, 77s Travis Berryhill

Second Heat - 21 Carson Short, 28 Brandon Mattox, 24P Shane Cockrum, 57 Clinton Boyles, 10 Aric Gentry, 4B Donny Brackett, 8 Michael Clark

Third Heat - 17 Dave Darland, 11P Brady Short, 6x Mario Clouser, 5s Chase Stockon, 3JC Josh Cunningham, 73 Blake Vermillion, 12w Harley Burns

Fourth Heat - 19 Kevin Thomas Jr., 3R Kyle Cummins, 5M Max Adams, 5v Jesse Vermillion, 5K Kent Schmidt, 5T Tye Mihocko, 16 Joey Parker, 9 Bob Griffitts

Fifth Heat - 12 Robert Ballou, 04 Joe Stornetta Jr., 61m Stephen Schnapf, 24 Nate McMillin, 99 Alec Sipes, 5C Colten Cottle, 36 Collin Ambrose, 7H Kyle Hathaway

C Main - 36 Collin Ambrose, 77s Travis Berryhill, 16 Joey Parker, 12w Harley Burns, 7H Kyle Hathaway, 8 Michael Clark, 20x Ray Seach, 9 Bob Griffitts

B Main - 57 Clinton Boyles, 24v Brian Van Meveren, 5s Chase Stockon, 24 Nate McMillin, 10 Aric Gentry, 5v Jesse Vermillion, 4B Donny Brackett, 99 Alex Sipes, 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 36 Collin Ambrose, 5K Kent Schmidt, 5c Colten Cottle, 3JC Josh Cunningham, 73 Blake Vermillion, 5T Tye Mihocko, 16 Joey Parker, 7H Kyle Hathaway, 33$ Shane O€™Banion, 12w Harley Burns, 77s Travis Berryhill

Feature (25 Laps) - 19 Kevin Thomas Jr., 17 Dave Darland, 6 Bill Rose, 21 Carson Short, 24P Shane Cockrum, 6x Mario Clouser, 04 Joe Stornetta Jr., 11P Brady Short, 3R Kyle Cummins, 5s Chase Stockon, 4B Donny Brackett, 5M Max Adams, 24v Brian Van Meveren, 70 Jordan Kinser, 12 Robert Ballou, 16k Andrew Prather, 61M Stephen Schnapf, 24 Nate McMillin, 28 Brandon Mattox, 57 Clinton Boyles, 10 Aric Gentry

 

 

Justyn Cox Wins 2019 Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic; Nick Evans Scores Northwest Focus Midget Series Victory

 By Ben Deatherage

Despite losing the Saturday program to rain, Cottage Grove Speedway managed to get one night of racing completed over Memorial Day Weekend. The Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic, on Sunday, May 26th, attracted thirty-four 360 Sprint teams and over twenty Northwest Focus Midget Series entries. Cars represented the states of Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, and Oklahoma as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Justyn Cox, of Clarksburg, California, started on the pole of the forty-one lap 360 Sprint finale. Racing for Canadian car owners Doug and Kathy Rutz, Cox set a rapid paced for much of the race despite several stoppages throughout the course of the main event. As the laps remaining count reduced, a contender was starting to emerge from the depths of the field.

Aromas, California pilot Justin Sanders, running the Willie Kahne owned entry, gave chase to Cox. Sanders had bounced back from a major set back of having to start seventeenth in the original lineup but through a heavy gas peddle foot and intelligent decision making through heavy traffic Sanders managed to improve his running position lap after lap, eventually to second. The two battled in and out of lapped traffic but somehow Cox retained the lead.

A late race caution on lap thirty-nine set up a green-white-checkered finish with no lap cars separating Cox and Sanders. Cox held on despite being challenged the rest of the distance. Cox became the first ever Californian to win the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic and the first time owners Doug and Kathy Rutz have been in the winner’s circle of this event.

Justin Sanders was a respectable second and making it a complete Californian podium Tony Gualda, of Hollister and also racing for Doug and Kathy Rutz, finished in third. Marysville, Washington’s Colton Heath, in the Alan Larson and Kelly Welch machine, was the last car on the lead lap and credited with fourth while Dustin Freitas, originally from Hawaii but now residing in Sacramento, California, rounded up the top five, in fifth.

Qualifying was split into two groups with Quilcene, Washington driver J.J. Hickle and Harrisburg teenager Tyler Thompson both setting quick time. Heat race wins went to Justin Sanders, Rob Lindsey of Sherwood, Dustin Freitas, and Roseville, California veteran Sean Becker in the Dan and Cindi Menne owned mount. Justyn Cox was victorious in the six-car six-lap Trophy Dash to earn his pole starting position.

The Northwest Focus Midget Series was on tap for their annual visit to CGS. Nick Evans, of Granite Falls, Washington, got the job done and won the main event. A.J. Fugitt, Nik Larson, Tristin Thomas, and Hannah Lindquist completed the rest of the top five finishers.

Cottage Grove Speedway has two races on tap for next weekend’s action. On Friday, May 31st, the Karts will race for the third time this year while Saturday, June 1st, is Driver Appreciation Night on the -mile clay oval. Classes on the card include the Todd’s Auto Body Sprint Cars, Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds, Late Models, IMCA Sport Mods, Street Stocks, and Hornets. A large crowd is expected and Front Gates will be opening up at 2:00 PM.

On Friday for Karts the Pit Gates open at 3:00 PM and the Pit Meeting (with Hot Laps/Racing to follow) at 6:00. General Admission is FREE, Pit Passes $10.00, and Car/Driver Entry $35.00. On Saturday the Pit Gates open at 1:00 PM, Front Gates 2:00, and Time Trials at 5:30 with Racing beginning at 6:00. Tickets are $10.00 for Adults, Seniors/Juniors/Military $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. CGS offers a Family Pass (2 Adults and up to 4 Youths) for $35.00, VIP Skybox Seating is $25.00 each, and Pit Passes are $30.00. For more information and updates log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or check out the official Facebook page.

Race Results Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic Sunday, May 25th, 2019 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

360 Sprints Fast Qualifiers: Heat Race Winners: Justin Sanders (1), Rob Lindsey (2), Dustin Freitas (3), Sean Becker (4) Trophy Dash Winner: Justyn Cox B Feature 1: 1. Kyle Miller, 2. Logan Forler, 3. Kinzer Cox, 4. Tyler Driever, 5. Chris Bullock, 6. Don Waddell, 7. Duke Johnson, 8. David Marble, 9. Greg Hamilton B Feature 2: 1. James Setters, 2. Tanner Holmes, 3. Orion Redmond, 4. Vern Scevers, 5. Tyrell Mead, 6. Brian Boswell, 7. John Stuart, DNS Jason Solwold, DNS Jared Hood A Feature: 1. Justyn Cox, 2. Justin Sanders, 3. Tony Gualda, 4. Colton Heath, 5. Dustin Freitas, 6. Sean Becker, 7. Matt Hein, 8. Kyle Miller, 9. Rob Lindsey, 10. Orion Redmond, 11. Vern Scevers, 12. Seth Bergman, 13. Jake Wheeler, 14. Tyler Thompson, 15. J.J. Hickle, 16. Garen Linder, 17. Tanner Holmes, 18. Kinzer Cox, 19. Devon Borden, 20. Steven Snawder, 21. Tyler Driever, 22. James Setters, 23. Nate Vaughn, 24. Logan Forler

Northwest Focus Midget Series Heat Race Winners: Mike Stryker (1), Matt Loving (2), Nik Larson (3) Trophy Dash Winner: A.J. Fugitt A Feature: 1. Nick Evans, 2. A.J. Fugitt, 3. Nik Larson, 4. Tristin Thomas, 5. Hannah Lindquist, 6. Mike Stryker, 7. Michael Vollbrecht, 8. Matt Loving, 9. Chris Greene, 10. Alden Ostrom, 11. Ashley Thompson, 12. Jesse Conway, 13. Breanna Brostrom, 14. Ray Stebbins, 15. Elijah Gibbs, 16. Glenn Bittrolf, 17. Guy Tow Sr., 18. Greg Thornhill

 

 

Girl Power: Alison Sload Becomes First Ever Female Supermodified Winner at Oswego

OSWEGO, NY (May 27, 2019) - Fans who were able to come back to Oswego Speedway on Sunday afternoon for the rained out portion of the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s were treated to one of the greatest moments in the 58 year history of the Supermodified division.

Alison Cumens-Sload, in only her second race piloting the John Nicotra owned, Otto Sitterly prepared No. 39, held off Joe Gosek and Keith Shampine to park herself in victory lane, becoming the first ever female to win an Oswego Supermodified feature.

“I definitely didn’t think this would come in my second race,” Sload said in victory lane. “I thought we’d be here at some point this season, but here I am. I just told myself I was going to send it.”

Send it she did. Sload started on the outside pole alongside Michael Barnes, and initially fell back to second, but inherited the race lead on lap 15 when Barnes hit the inside hub rail with a broken tie rod on the Syrell Racing No. 68.

With Barnes out of the way, it was Alison’s race to lose. Fortunately, she executed perfectly, navigating through lapped traffic without missing a beat to keep one of the all-time greats in Gosek behind her.

“I could feel Gosek behind me and kept thinking I need to concentrate on hitting my marks every lap,” Sload mentioned. “I was looking at the leader board a little built to gage where everyone was, but I couldn’t too much in lapped traffic. Fortunately traffic was cooperative today.”

With 35 laps remaining, Sload set out on a mission. She pulled away from Gosek, Shampine and Doug Didero as the front four built a distance between themselves and fifth running Dave Shullick Jr.

At halfway, Sload lead Gosek, Shampine, Didero, and Shullick, along with Otto Sitterly and Jeff Abold, who had come from eleventh and twelfth to search for positions in the top five.

With about 15 laps to go, Sload caught lapped traffic for the first time and went to the outside of a trio of cars with no problem, keeping Gosek at bay at least for the time being.

At about the exact same moment that Sload hit traffic, Shullick ran into trouble with the No. 95, losing power steering on the car. This allowed Sitterly, Abold, and the remaining top ten cars of Bowes, Bellinger, Tim Snyder and Dan Connors all by.

Back up front, it was smooth sailing for the No. 39, at least until the lap counter showed five to go. That is when Sload had a brief scare in traffic, having to go by Logan Rayvals, Camden Proud, and Shullick, who was now getting lapped as well.

Upon catching this pack of three cars, Sload had go to high and then back low, first getting around Proud and then under Rayvals. She went wide in turn 1, but was able to wrestle the car back down to the inside of the track, keeping Gosek behind her.

By this time, Sload and Gosek were gone as Shampine, Didero, and Sitterly battled for third, fourth, and fifth, but when the checkered flag waved, the crowd roared for Alison Sload who earned the first ever Supermodified checkered flag of her career, making Oswego history.

Gosek, Shampine, Didero, and Sitterly finished second through fifth in that order with Abold, Bowes, Bellinger, Connors, and Snyder rounding out the top ten.

Sload, who also has an ATQMRA victory and a pair of ISMA top fives at Oswego, was the obvious winner of the Lighthouse Lanes ‘Up and Comer’ Award while Sitterly earned D&S Landscaping ‘Hard Charger’ honors for another great drive from twelfth to fifth.

After a thrilling Opening Weekend, Oswego Speedway is off on Saturday, June 1, but reopens with another three division show on Saturday, June 8 featuring the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, and Sunoco New York Super Stock Series.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. The 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 the Oswego Speedway making it the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds and 350 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, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, and former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

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Century 21 Galloway Realty 69th Annual Opening Day

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Novelis Supermodifieds

Feature 2 (50-laps): 1. 39 ALISON SLOAD, 2. 00 Joe Gosek, 3. 55 Keith Shampine, 4. 3 Doug Didero, 5. 7 Otto Sitterly, 6. 05 Jeff Abold, 7. 25 Dan Bowes, 8. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 9. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 10. 0 Tim Snyder, 11. 50 Dave Gruel, 12. 95 Dave Shullick Jr, 13. 94 Logan Rayvals, 14. 90 Jack Patrick, 15. 54 Camden Proud, 16. 56 Hal LaTulip, 17. 97 Tim Jedrzejek, 18. 70 Dave McKnight, 19. 68 Michael Barnes, 20. 44 Chris Perley. DNS - Jon McKennedy, Tyler Thompson, Dave Danzer, Lou LeVea Jr, Aric Iosue.

Heat 1 (12-laps): 1. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 2. 98T Tyler Thompson, 3. 25 Dan Bowes, 4. 05 Jeff Abold, 5. 44 Chris Perley, 6. 55 Keith Shampine, 7. 02 Brandon Bellinger

Heat 2 (12-laps): 1. 7 Otto Sitterly, 2. 39 Alison Sload, 3. 50 Dave Gruel, 4. 00 Joe Gosek, DNF - 11 Aric Iosue, 70 Dave McKnight

Heat 3 (12-laps): 1. 21 Jon McKennedy, 2. 95 Dave Shullick Jr, 3. 3 Doug Didero, 4. 52 Dave Danzer, 5. 68 Michael Barnes, 6. 97 Tim Jedrzejek, 7. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 8. 56 Hal LaTulip, 9. 90 Jack Patrick, 10. 54 Camden Proud, 11. 0 Tim Snyder, 12. 94 Logan Rayvals

Group Time Trials: 1. 55 Keith Shampine - 16.150, 2. 3 Doug Didero - 16.223, 3. 7 Otto Sitterly - 16.349, 4. 02 Brandon Bellinger - 16.359, 5. 68 Michael Barnes - 16.386, 6. 00 Joe Gosek - 16.388, 7. 05 Jeff Abold - 16.395, 8. 95 Dave Shullick Jr. - 16.444, 9. 11 Aric Iosue - 16.461, 10. 25 Dan Bowes - 16.484, 11. 97 Tim Jedrzejek - 16.529, 12. 39 Alison Sload - 16.541, 13. 44 Chris Perley - 16.562, 14. 21 Jon McKennedy - 16.634, 15. 70 Dave McKnight - 16.645, 16. 01 Dan Connors Jr - 16.668, 17. 52 Dave Danzer - 16.748, 18. 50 Dave Gruel - 16.804, 19. 98T Tyler Thompson - 16.834, 20. 54 Camden Proud - 17.517, 21. 90 Jack Patrick - 17.852

 

 

Sitterly Opens 2019 Season with Jim Shampine Memorial Victory

OSWEGO, NY (May 27, 2019) - Eight time and defending Novelis Supermodified champion Otto Sitterly started his 2019 season in the same place he ended his 2018 season; in victory lane.

Infamous new wing rule and all, it appeared Sitterly did not skip a beat, putting on a driving clinic from eighth to the win in Sunday’s first Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50, which served as the official kickoff to Oswego Speedway’s 2019 season.

“It’s definitely a little bit of a different situation this year,” Sitterly said from victory lane. “We’re trying to learn this wing deal, but the car was good. It changes a lot during the course of the day. When we put fuel onboard, it got really loose. It made things extra challenging on the outside.”

Two drivers looking for their first ever Oswego feature wins, longtime competitor Dan Connors Jr. and New England invader Jon McKennedy made up the front row for the first main event of the season and it was McKennedy outfoxing Connors to take the lead from up high.

With McKennedy setting the early pace, sixth starting Jeff Abold and eight starting Sitterly wasted little time making high side moves around Alison Sload, Dave Shullick Jr, and Joe Gosek to move into fourth and fifth.

Just as the leaders had completed lap 1, the race was slowed for a hard crash by Lou LeVea Jr. in turn one. LeVea was not injured in the accident, but his No. 83 was heavily damaged on all four corners.

Despite Sitterly’s early high side hustle, he had not crossed the line ahead of Sload and Shullick prior to the yellow flag, moving the No. 7 car back two positions.

Now, Sitterly had to do it again on the restart, but this time Shullick found bite as well, and he also worked his way around the Sload No. 39 with Sitterly following on the outside.

On lap 2, Sitterly found a hole underneath Shullick’s Osetek Racing No. 95 coming off of turn two and moved into fifth behind the early top five of McKennedy, Connors, Bowes, and Abold.

In his first ever Oswego Supermodified start driving the Lee and Pam Vinal owned No. 21, it did appear early on that McKennedy may run away and hide, as he had built well over a half straightaway advantage on the Connors No. 01.

With 10 laps complete, there was a considerable gap between McKennedy and the rest of the top five, but you could throw a blanket over Connors, Bowes, Abold, Sitterly, and also sixth place running Shullick.

Behind the top six, Sload, Gosek, Doug Didero, and Tyler Thompson were in another torrid four car battle for the remaining top ten spots.

When Abold looked to the low side of Bowes for third on lap 15, that opened the door for Sitterly to breeze right on by using the high side in turns three and four, taking over the fourth position.

Now stalking Bowes, Sitterly attempted another outside move around the No. 25 just one circuit later, but got way out of shape coming out of turn four, handing the fourth spot back to the Abold No. 05.

Nearing 20 laps complete, Abold knew once he got back by Sitterly it was time to go, and he cut around the outside of Bowes to take over a podium position with both Sitterly and Shullick following on the high road to grab fourth and fifth.

By lap 18, the leaders had caught traffic, but it was still McKennedy way out front. Meanwhile, Connors had begun to build a bit of a gap between himself, Abold, Sitterly, and Shullick as those three drivers battled for third.

In lapped traffic, Abold went too high in turns one and two, handing third over to Sitterly who next moved in behind the Connors No. 01 to work on the runner up spot.

Approaching halfway, Sitterly really began to turn things up, flying around Connors up top to take over second. The No. 7 machine was on the move now, and Otto began to reel in McKennedy, but as it turned out, he never had to make the pass.

Sitterly was all over McKennedy for about eight laps, but that is when heartbreak set in for the No. 21. McKennedy’s engine expired while leading with only twenty laps remaining, ending Vinal Racing’s search for their first ever Oswego checkered flag.

A lot of things happened on lap 30 as just as McKennedy had pulled into the pits, misfortune also struck for Connors, who had a fantastic run eliminated by a flat right rear tire.

While this was taking place, Thompson, the 2018 Supermodified Rookie of the Year, also found himself in trouble coming to a screeching halt with a grenaded engine on the No. 98T.

Following a wild sequence of events which eliminated two of the top five cars as well as two engines, the race was set to get back underway with twenty laps to go as Sitterly lead Abold, Shullick, Bowes, and Didero.

Gosek, who battled with Thompson and Didero for the entire race, was another driver who ran into trouble in the midst of the lap 30 mayhem. The No. 00 was taken pitside with an apparent issue and ‘00 Joe’ had to tag the tail.

On the restart, Sitterly immediately pulled away from the top five of Abold, Shullick, Bowes, and Didero and that is virtually the way things remained for the final twenty circuits.

Things got a little interesting with three laps to go as Sitterly caught heavy traffic. Shullick was also slowing significantly with three to go and on that same lap, Didero looked under Bowes coming down the frontstretch to take over fourth.

It appeared as though Didero and Bowes may have a chance to reel in Shullick, but both ran out of time. Back out front, Sitterly was gone as he earned what turned out to be a rather dominant victory in the first Shampine Memorial Twin 50 of the afternoon.

Abold finished second, Shullick was third, Didero fourth, and Bowes fifth. Keith Shampine, Michael Barnes, Chris Perley, Sload, and Brandon Bellinger completed the top ten.

Bowes took Lighthouse Lanes ‘Up and Comer’ Award honors for his impressive top five performance with the No. 25 while Canadian Logan Rayvals picked up the first D&S Landscaping Hard Charger Award of 2019 with his drive from twenty third to twelfth.

Oswego Speedway is off on Saturday, June 1, but reopens with another three division show on Saturday, June 8 featuring the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, and Sunoco New York Super Stock Series.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. The 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 the Oswego Speedway making it the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds and 350 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, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, and former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

BOX SCORE

Century 21 Galloway Realty 69th Annual Opening Day

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Novelis Supermodifieds

Feature 1 (50-laps): 1. 7 OTTO SITTERLY, 2. 05 Jeff Abold, 3. 95 Dave Shullick Jr, 4. 3 Doug Didero, 5. 25 Dan Bowes, 6. 55 Keith Shampine, 7. 68 Michael Barnes, 8. 44 Chris Perley, 9. 39 Alison Sload, 10. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 11. 00 Joe Gosek, 12. 94 Logan Rayvals, 13. 0 Tim Snyder, 14. 50 Dave Gruel, 15. 70 Dave McKnight, 16. 21 Jon McKennedy, 17. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 18. 98T Tyler Thompson, 19. 11 Aric Iosue, 20. 56 Hal LaTulip, 21. 97 Tim Jedrzejek, 22. 54 Camden Proud, 23. 90 Jack Patrick, 24. 83 Lou LeVea Jr. DNS - Dave Danzer.

Heat 1 (12-laps): 1. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 2. 98T Tyler Thompson, 3. 25 Dan Bowes, 4. 05 Jeff Abold, 5. 44 Chris Perley, 6. 55 Keith Shampine, 7. 02 Brandon Bellinger

Heat 2 (12-laps): 1. 7 Otto Sitterly, 2. 39 Alison Sload, 3. 50 Dave Gruel, 4. 00 Joe Gosek, DNF - 11 Aric Iosue, 70 Dave McKnight

Heat 3 (12-laps): 1. 21 Jon McKennedy, 2. 95 Dave Shullick Jr, 3. 3 Doug Didero, 4. 52 Dave Danzer, 5. 68 Michael Barnes, 6. 97 Tim Jedrzejek, 7. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 8. 56 Hal LaTulip, 9. 90 Jack Patrick, 10. 54 Camden Proud, 11. 0 Tim Snyder, 12. 94 Logan Rayvals

Group Time Trials: 1. 55 Keith Shampine - 16.150, 2. 3 Doug Didero - 16.223, 3. 7 Otto Sitterly - 16.349, 4. 02 Brandon Bellinger - 16.359, 5. 68 Michael Barnes - 16.386, 6. 00 Joe Gosek - 16.388, 7. 05 Jeff Abold - 16.395, 8. 95 Dave Shullick Jr. - 16.444, 9. 11 Aric Iosue - 16.461, 10. 25 Dan Bowes - 16.484, 11. 97 Tim Jedrzejek - 16.529, 12. 39 Alison Sload - 16.541, 13. 44 Chris Perley - 16.562, 14. 21 Jon McKennedy - 16.634, 15. 70 Dave McKnight - 16.645, 16. 01 Dan Connors Jr - 16.668, 17. 52 Dave Danzer - 16.748, 18. 50 Dave Gruel - 16.804, 19. 98T Tyler Thompson - 16.834, 20. 54 Camden Proud - 17.517, 21. 90 Jack Patrick - 17.852

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger Feature 1: #94 Logan Rayvals

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer Feature 1: #25 Dan Bowes

 

 

Kevin Thomas Jr. claims Midwest Sprint Car Series win at LPS

By CAREY FOX

Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE — Memorial Day weekend racing got rolling Saturday night at Lincoln Park Speedway as the Midwest Sprint Car Series came calling. Nearly 40 sprint cars were on hand, but it was Kevin Thomas Jr. that topped the rest of the field to pick up the $2,500 pay day. In other action, it was Derek Groomer returning to victory lane in the UMP Modified main event. Josh Boller was the UMP Super Stock feature winner and Jordan Almanza won the bomber feature. In the sprint car 25-lap feature, Robert Ballou headed the field for the first half of the A-main before Thomas joined the fray and snagged the top spot on the 10th circuit just before a red flag came out. Once the field re-took the green flag, the top-two opened up a gap as the laps ticked off as Dave Darland moved into the third spot and tried to reel in the leaders. With three laps remaining, a spinning car in turn one left little room for Ballou and he made contact with his right rear tire. The evening would come to a disappointing close for the No. 12 team as the tire was damaged in the crash and Ballou was forced to the pits. From there, Thomas lead the remainder of the way as Darland managed to hold off a late charge from Bill Rose with Carson Short taking fourth ahead of Shane Cockrum. In the UMP Modified feature, Groomer battled his way past Tim Prince to take a lead on lap six that he never relinquished. Groomer pulled away in traffic to take another victory at the Putnamville oval as Jordan Wever edged out Prince at the finish for second with Tyler Loughmiller and RJ Pruitt in the top-five. Boller and Larry Raines went at it for the lead during the first five laps of the UMP Super Stock feature. Boller made a pass stick just before the halfway mark and remained out front the final 10 circuits to take the lead. A hard charging Jonny Newgent was able to take second by a mere foot or two at the finish line over Raines as Bryce Shidler took fourth ahead of Matt Jordan. In the final feature of the evening, Almanza got out front early and never looked back in the bomber A-main. Almanza started on the front row and picked up the win as Josh Litton ran second ahead of David Bumgardner, Justin Litton and David Wallen.

Midwest Sprint Car Series feature (Top-10 only) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Dave Darland, 3. Bill Rose, 4. Carson Short, 5. Shane Cockrum, 6. Mario Clouser, 7. Joe Stornetta Jr., 8. Brady Short, 9. Kyle Cummins, 10. Chase Stockon

 

 

Matt Tanner Continues to Excel at Utica-Rome Speedway as he Caps of Weekend with Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Win

By MIKE MALLETT

VERNON, NY – Matt Tanner always looks forward to the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint stops at the Utica-Rome Speedway. The Stephentown, N.Y., admits that the slick half-mile is his favorite track on the schedule. He came into Sunday night with three series wins at the facility. On Sunday night he left with his fourth.

Tanner was methodical in working to the front after starting in the eighth. Tanner first appeared into the top on lap seven before moving into second on lap eight. A lap later he was able he able to wrestle the lead away from Chuck Hebing. They remained the top two with Danny Varin entering the fray late. At the checkered it was Tanner taking the E&V Energy, NAPA Auto Parts and Mach 1 Chassis A-Main feature win.

By setting fast time in his time trial group, winning his heat and then the A-Main, he won the Wick-edly Sent Triple Crown which was worth $500.

“It’s been a struggle this year,” said Tanner after the win. “We blew the motor up the first week and bent this car last week. This is someplace we always circle on the calendar. We can’t wait to get back here. Bill and Kim (Shea) do a great job with the place. I wish they’d run Sprint Cars every week.”

Josh Pieniazek shared the front row with Dylan Swiernik for the start of Sunday night’s weekend finale. Pieniazek won the race off of four at the start to assume command of the opening circuit. His time at the front lasted just three circuits.

On lap four Shawn Donath went to the extreme outside of the speedway in turns three and four to snag the lead away from Pieniazek. He rode the top rim of the speedway to keep the lead before the yellow was needed for a car stopping on the speedway on lap six.

Donath was joined by Hebing on the front row for the restart. Hebing got the better of him in turns one and two to have his opportunity at the top spot. He worked the high-line as Tanner now entered into the mix. Tanner found his groove on the very bottom of the track allowing him to quickly close in on Hebing.

Nine laps were complete as Tanner tucked under Hebing in turns three and four. Tanner couldn’t have gone any lower on the speedway while Hebing was as far around the outside as he could get. Tanner’s line proved to be the right choice as he beat Hebing to the line.

“You had Chuck out front and any time he’s out there you know he is going to be tough to beat,” stated Tanner. “I just got a really good restart there and go around Shawn. I didn’t think I would get around Chuck that quick. I figured he’d make me work for it. I found something on the bottom.”

Tanner and Hebing continued to keep up the pace while Varin worked high and low to get to them from the 10th starting position. They were the top three in the running order when the caution came out on lap 15 for safety as Pieniazek did a complete 360 spin in turns three and four while running in the top 10.

The final green flag run came down to Tanner and Varin. Tanner got away as Varin worked over Hebing for the runner up spot. He finally secured with on lap 22. By that point Tanner had enough of a lead to take him the $2,000 feature win.

Varin came home in second for his second podium finish of the weekend as he always finished second on Friday night at the Brewerton Speedway.

“We had a really great car tonight,” mentioned Varin. “These are two great drivers, and there are more than two in this group. These guys are very, very good. It’s fun to race with them. We just came up short tonight.”

Hebing held on to finish in third. All weekend long the veteran driver from Ontario, N.Y., had a strong car early in the feature before losing the handling late in the go.

“We are really good car early in the race right now, but we have to figure out the laps 10 to 15 when the tires get hot on me,” stated Hebing. “That’s what happened last night at Fulton also. The car is fast. We just have to fine tune it. Both of these guys are really good here.”

Cory Sparks advanced from 12th to finish in the fourth spot while Paulie Colagiovanni scored another top five run in fifth. A field of 31 sprints were in the pits on what turned out to be Opening Night for Utica-Rome.

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Matt Tanner ($2,810), Danny Varin ($1,085), Chuck Hebing ($835), Cory Sparks ($655), Paulie Colagiovanni ($530), Dylan Swiernik ($470), Shawn Donath ($430), Scott Holcomb ($495), Davie Franek ($435), Larry Wight ($400), Sammy Reakes IV ($485), Billy VanInwegen ($370), Jonathan Preston ($300), Chad Miller ($325), Jason Barney ($300), Jeff Cook ($300), Brett Wright ($125), Dave Axton ($325), Kyle Moffit ($325), Kelly Hebing ($100), Tyler Cartier ($300), Josh Pieniazek ($350), Emily VanInwegen ($300), Bobby Varin ($350), Todd Gracey ($300), Denny Peebles ($300)

Did Not Qualify: Mike Kiser, Pete Richardson, Steve Glover, Paul Pekkonen, Lance Moss

ESS Bonuses:

Wick-Edly Sent Triple Crown – Tanner $500

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Tanner, Sparks, D. Varin $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Tanner, Franek, C. Hebing $25

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Halfway – Tanner $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Pieniazek $50

Fondations 55 Hard Charger – D. Varin (8 pos), $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – B. Varin $50

Ground Control Last Car Lead Lap – Wright $25

Ground Control 11th Place Finish – Reakes IV - $25

Eric Nichols Allstate/Cobra Coaches Dash – Reakes IV $100, Holcomb $75, VanInwegen $50, Miller $25, Moffit $25, Axton $25

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

Hoosier Tire – Tanner $200

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints 2019 Points after Utica-Rome

Jason Barney 515
Chuck Hebing 511
Paulie Colagiovanni 448
Davie Franek 421
Matt Tanner 408
Shawn Donath 352
Billy VanInwegen 331

Kyle Moffit 331

Scott Holcomb 315

Larry Wight 309

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Seavey Strikes in Lake Ozark Spectacular

Eldon, Missouri - In what started out as an all Jim Neuman Racing front row, with teammates Jake Neuman and Ace McCarthy sharing the top two positions, it would be Keith Kunz Curb-Agajanian Motorsports with Logan Seavey taking the checkers from the sixth starting position with the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues.

At the drop of the green flag, Jim Neuman Racing teammates dueled each other for the top position with Jake Neuman holding the lead over McCarthy as Seavey, Tucker Klaasmeyer, and Jesse Colwell dueled on back. With eight laps in the books, the red was displayed for Kaylee Bryson who got upside down hard in turn one after catching a right rear. She was all right, but done for the remainder of the evening.

Coming back to green flag racing, Neuman again powered back into the lead, but it wasn't long before Seavey took over the top position. As the laps grew longer, it appeared nobody would have anything for the driver out of Sutter, California. That is until the last ten laps, when Zach Daum began his ascent into the top five on his way to a podium finish. With the final caution on lap 27, Seavey led Klaasmeyer and Daum back to green, but Daum edged past Klaasmeyer for second and moved closer to pressuring Seavey. As the laps wound down, Klaasmeyer did everything he could to regain the second position, but in the ensuing chase, ended up sliding back to fourth as Jesse Colwell took over the third position to round out the podium.

"I was talking to my crew chief, Connor, after the heat race and I told him I was going to commit to the bottom; I didn't think the bottom was going to slow down and he wasn't totally sure about that, but I was pretty sure," commented Logan Seavey. "He believed in me and we set it up for the bottom. I struggled for the first few laps to get around the racetrack, but then this thing really took off. It got really tricky on both ends of the racetrack and I saw the 5 moving up on the scoreboard, so I figured I better hit the bottom so he doesn't sneak by. Overall, this was a fun race."

"We were horrible early, we didn't really come in until the last ten laps or so," said Zach Daum. "We got better at the end. It was a little tight early, but we finished the race and we're on the podium."

"It was a really good night overall," stated Jesse Colwell. "I wasn't very good in hot laps, and then we won our heat race and then on the last restart we got a lot better. It's definitely a lot of fun to driver for Keith. He gives us great racecars."

Midgets

Racing Electronics Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 3N - JAKE NEUMAN, Heat 2: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER, Heat 3: 71 - JESSE COLWELL

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 2. 5D - ZACH DAUM 3. 71 - JESSE COLWELL 4. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 5. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 6. 28 - ACE MCCARTHY 7. 67K - HOLLEY HOLLAN 8. 7M - CHANCE MORTON 9. 44 - ANDREW FELKER 10. 42 - HANK DAVIS 11. 8M - KADE MORTON 12. 60E - MARK BILLINGS 13. 2H - LUKE HOWARD 14. 15L - MERRIL LAMB 15. 9S - GUNNER RAMEY 16. 19S - GARET WILLIAMSON 17. 3H - RICK HORN 18. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH 19. 9 - DAISON PURSLEY 20. 9H - EMILIO HOOVER 21. 11B - KAYLEE BRYSON 22. 28X - JUSTIN FERNANDEZ 23. 32 - TREY MARCHAM

 

 

9th Annual “Tribute to Jesse” contested at Double X Speedway

Nine years can be an eternity or it can seem like yesterday, depending on your point of view. Nine years ago, a son, a friend but first and foremost, a racer, left us all wondering, what might have been. Known as Jesse, Lester but best known as “The Rocket”, Jesse Hockett was a bright shining star on the national racing map. But, no matter where he was, what car he was driving, Jesse considered a little track on the edge of town, Double X Speedway, home. For nine years, racing faithful have gathered at the little clay oval to tell stories, reminisce and honor “The Rocket” with family and friends. The 2019 version was another celebration of one of the greatest racers to come out of the great state of Missouri.

Joining the three weekly classes on this special evening were the POWRi WAR Sprint Cars, a concept near and dear to Jesse Hockett. Leading off the heat races were the Super Stocks. “Smokin” Joe Miller of Centertown picked up the win outdueling John Clancy to the checkered. Visiting John Brooks finished third, Mark Davis fourth and Brandon Hays completed the top five. Kyler Girard, Rick Girard and Dale Berry wrapped up the finishing order. In the Hobby Stock division Kyle “ Fabio” Smith picked up the win over hard charging Mike Schrader. Jeremiah Wallingford finished a strong third, Chuck Coffey was fourth, and Dakota Girard was fifth. John Canada was unable to make the starting grid. In the Winged Sprint Car heat race number one, Taylor Walton put his number 93 under the checkered flag first with last starting Tyler Blank finishing second. Tyler Utz was third Mike Trent fourth, and Nathan Ryun completed the top five. The second heat race saw Quinton Benson pick up the win after a tough battle for the top spot. Randy Martin used a last lap pass to claim the second position, Mackenzie Borchers was third in the Ben Brown 49B, and Riley Kreisel completed the finishing order.

In POWRi WAR Sprint Car action, three heat races were on tap to set the feature event lineup. The first heat saw Wesley Smith pick up the win in the Helm Racing #12 machine, Kaitlin Leer crossed the stripe second, Joe B. Miller claimed third, Chris Morgan was fourth, Neal Matuska was fifth. Broc Elliott and Chris Parkinson were sixth and seventh and provided some excitement as they tangled after the checkered flag, both drivers were okay after the tumble. In the second heat Jack Wagner picked up the victory in the JHR #77. Riley Kreisel finished second with Samuel Wagner in third. Brian Beebe and Slater Helt were credited with fourth and fifth after getting together in turn four while racing for the checkered flag. Again, both drivers were able to walk away from the incident. The third heat saw Quinton Benson score a decisive victory over Brad Wyatt in second and Kory Schudy in third. Korey Weyant, Braydon Cromwell and Jason Billups completed the finishing order.

Feature event time on the Double X oval provides some close racing and the Super Stocks did not disappoint. Veterans Joe Miller and John Clancy Jr. were side by side on the front row and they pretty much raced that way for 15 laps. Clancy maintained a slim advantage with Miller right on his rear bumper for 14-3/4 laps. In turns 3 & 4 on the final lap, Miller tried the high line and Clancy had the same idea, when Miller checked up he spun ending a good run as the checkered came out over the #8 of Clancy. Finishing second was John Brooks from Warrensburg, Mark Davis was third, Brandon Hays fourth and Kyler Girard fifth. Miller was credited with sixth and Rick Girard seventh. Dale Berry was unable to make the starting grid.

In the Hobby Stock feature it was all “Fabio” as Kyle Smith picked up win #2 on the 2019 season. It was a special victory as Kyle and Jesse Hockett were friends since childhood and Jack Hockett remarked in victory lane hoe special the win was for his family as well as Smith. Chuck Coffey was second, Dakota Girard was third, Jeremiah Wallingford was fourth and John Canada was fifth. Mike Schrader was initially third but was disqualified for a technical infraction during post race inspection.

The Winged Sprint Car Feature saw Tyler Blank have to pass the leader twice to pick up win number 3 on the season. The earlier pass was negated by a caution flag relegating Blank to second behind leader Taylor Walton. On the restart it was obvious that Blanks JR1 Chassis would get better as the run went on and he was able to pass Walton one more time, this time for keeps as he collected feature win number three on the season at Double X. Walton would finish a strong second, Riley Kreisel finished third with only a handful of winged sprint car starts to his credit, Quinton Benson finished fourth and Randy Martin was fifth. Tyler Utz finished sixth, Mike Trent was seventh, Kaitlyn Boland crossed the stripe eighth, Mackenzie Borchers ninth, Nathan Ryun tenth and Broc Elliott eleventh.

The headline division on the card was the POWRi WAR Sprint Cars with the final feature event of the evening. Brad Wyatt and Quinton Benson led the field to the green in the marquee event. Benson would move out to the early lead while the racing was going on behind him. Wesley Smith moved into second and moved to the rear bumper of the leader when the caution flew with seven laps in the books for Samuel Wagner and Brian Beebe. On the restart Benson continued to lead with Smith giving chase. Fans eyes were on Tyler Blank as he started at the rear of the field and was knocking on the top ten on the restart. On the restart Wesley Smith held off a hard charging Riley Kreisel and then set his sights on Benson. The two would dance around the oval high and low until Smith was able to make the pass on the low side of the back stretch. Benson would settle into second with Joe B. Miller in third. Riley Kreisel, Korey Weyant and Jack Wagner were al racing hard for position behind the leaders. AT the checkered flag it was Wesley Smith picking up the winners hardware. Hard charging Joe B. Miller came across second, Quinton Benson held on for third, Jack Wagner was fourth and Korey Weyant completed the top five. Kaitlyn Leer found herself in sixth at the finish, Riley Kreisel was seventh, Kory Schudy was eighth, Tyler Blank came home ninth and Chris Morgan tenth.

Next Sunday night June 2, the B Mods invade the confines of Double X Speedway. USRA rules will be in place for technical issues. The feature event will pay $500 to win in the B Mods. Winged Sprint Cars, Super Stocks and Hobby Stocks will be on the card also. For up to date information check out www.doublexspeedway.com and follow the Double X Speedway Fan Page on Facebook.

Conpete Results Double X Speedway Tribute To Jesse May 26, 2019

POWRi WAR Sprint Cars Feature- 1. 12-Wesley Smith; 2. 31B- Joe B. Miller; 3. 15B-Quinton Benson; 4.77-Jack Wagner; 5. 99-Korey Weyant; 6. 77K-Kaitlyn Leer; 7. 90-Riley Kreisel; 8. 28-Kory Schudy; 9. 75-Tyler Blank; 10. 81A-Chris Morgan; 11. 75E-Broc Elliott; 12. 48- Neal Matsukas; 13. 41- Brad Wyatt; 14. 73-Samuel Wagner; 15. 4- Braydon Cromwell; 16. 2-Jason Billups; 17. 37-Brian Beebe; 18. 65-Chris Parkinson; 19. 22S-Slater Helt (DNS)

Heat 1- 1. Smith; 2. Leer; 3. Miller; 4. Morgan; 5.Elliott; 6. Parkinson; 7. Matsukas Heat 2- 1. J. Wagner; 2. Kreisel; 3.S. Wagner; 4. Beebe; 5. Helt; 6. Blank (DNS) Heat 3- 1. Benson; 2. Wyatt; 3, Schudy; 4. Weyant; 5. Cromwell; 6. Billups

360 Winged Sprints Feature- 1. 75- Tyler Blank; 2. 93- Taylor Walton; 3. 91-Riley Kreisel; 4. 43-Quinton Benson; 5. 14-Randy Martin; 6. 3V-Tyler Utz; 7. 24-Mike Trent; 8. 15-Kaitlyn Boland; 9. 49B- Mackenzie Borchers; 10. 18X- Nathan Ryun; 11. 75E-Broc Elliott

Heat 1- 1. Walton; 2. Blank; 3. Utz; 4. Trent; 5. Ryun Heat 2- 1.Benson; 2. Martin; 3. Borchers; 4. Kreisel; 5. Elliott (DNS)

Super Stocks Feature- 1. 8-John Clancy, Jr.; 2. 27B-John Brooks; 3. 56-Mark Davis; 4. 54-Brandon Hays; 6. 14-Rick Girard; 7. 409Joe Miller; 8. 00X-Kyler Girard; 9. 05-Dale Berry (DNS) Heat- 1.Miller; 2. Clancy; 3. Brooks; 4. Davis; 5. Hays; 6. K. Girard; 7. R. Girard; 8. Berry Hobby Stocks Feature 1. 11K- Kyle Smith; 2. 171-Chuck Coffey; 3. 0-Dakota Girard; 4. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford; 5, John Canada; DQ-11 Mike Schrader Heat- 1, Smith; 2. Schrader; 3. Wallingford; 4. Coffey; 5. Gorard; 6. Canada (DNS)

 

 

Reutzel conquerors Ohio with All Star win at Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, OH - Aaron Reutzel made it a sweep of the weekend in Ohio with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, dominating the 40-lap feature on Computer Man Night at Fremont Speedway.

It wasn't easy as Mother Nature once again played havoc with The Track That Action Built, as a rain shower caused a three hour delay in getting the program finished. The Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks will run their B-mains and A-mains during a yet to be determined date because of the lateness of the show.

Reutzel, the defending All Star champion, won at Attica Raceway Park on Friday and took his first ever victory at Fremont Sunday as the All Stars returned to The Track That Action Built after a three and a half year absence. It was the 123rd series race at Fremont Speedway. The Clute, Texas driver started 11th and took the lead from Paul McMahan on lap 12 and was at times the fastest car on the track by over half a second.

"I like doing stuff like this where a guy can just drive really hard and kind of make a difference. Luckily Grant, Cheeseburger, Jim Bob and Derek did a hell of a job on getting the car set up tonight. Me and Grant work together so good. It's hard to find a good crew chief where you can do stuff like that with. Me and him toss scenarios back and forth with each other and one of those scenarios we talked about planned out really good for us. I also want to thank the track for sticking it out for us. We just want to race. Thank you fans for sticking it out through the rain. They did a hell of a job on the race track. I didn't think it was going to be racy...I thought it would kind of be one lane but it ended up widening out and a guy who drove his race car hard could make the difference up. Coming from 11th showed that tonight. This race team...just unbelievable. We put this deal together last year and it's all the same group of guys. Just unbelievable what Mike and Josh Baughman believed in me to do and all our sponsors," said Reutzel beside his Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fisher Body Shop/Precision Catalyst/Dissolvalloy/Hollywood Coating backed machine.

McMahan, from Nashville, Tenn.., drove the Tom Buch owned, TI 22/The Tree Center/Coastal Race Parts/HP Engines backed #13 to a second place finish.

"He's the champion for a reason. Their team is great and hats off to those guys. He about sucked my tear-offs off when he (Reutzel) drove by me. He showed me the top and once I got up there I could kind of maintain with him. Hats off to Tom Buch and my misfits and everyone who helps us out on this race team. I always love coming to Fremont...it was fun," said McMahan.

Leduc, Canada's Skylar Gee, who is running for the All Star's rookie of the year award, drove a hell of a race to finish third, his best ever All Star showing aboard his Bluvos/Carlan Services/Pat Beck Motorsports/Strongs Crane Sales and Repair backed #99.

"Hats off to Marty. He works his ass off all night getting the car right for me. We weren't great for qualifying but he got it right for the heat and even better for the feature. It's just us two out here...we've been working our asses off so this is really good for us. The first 20 laps was just for survival but once we got some fuel burned off and I could move around and kept digging and digging," said Gee.

McMahan and Tyler Esh brought the field to green for the 40-lap feature but they got together and nearly crash in front of the field but the caution flew for debris. On the ensuing start McMahan took the lead, holding off Esh with Tim Shaffer and Brock Zearfoss in pursuit. McMahan pulled away slightly as Esh had his hands full with Shaffer when the caution flew for a stalled Andrew Palker.

When the green reappeared McMahan led Esh, Shaffer, Zearfoss, Reutzel, Buddy Kofoid and Craig Mintz. Shaffer took second on lap eight and was closing on McMahan when the caution flew for a stopped Esh. On the restart Reutzel took second from Shaffer and a lap later flew around McMahan for the lead. Reutzel pulled away to nearly a two second lead while McMahan, Shaffer, Zearfoss and Kofoid battled for second. Just past the half-way point Shaffer, Kofoid and Zearfoss tangled while battling for third bringing the action to a halt.

With a clear track on the restart Reutzel set sail and pulled away while McMahan settled into second with Mintz, Gee, Brandon Spithaler, Greg Wilson and Stuart Brubaker in tow. Kofoid would have a rear tire explode three laps later for the final race caution of the race.

When the green reappeared Reutzel once again pulled away. But, with 10 laps to go, Reutzel encountered heavy lapped traffic and McMahan began to close while a tremendous battle ensued for third involving Mintz, Gee, Greg Wilson and Christopher Bell. Gee took third on lap 34 and Bell moved into fourth two laps later. Once cleared of some of the traffic, Reutzel drove to victory 1.6 seconds ahead of McMahan with Gee, Bell, Mintz, Wilson, Shaffer (coming from tail after his earlier race spin), Spencer Bayston, Spithaler and Dale Blaney rounding out the top 10.

Fremont Speedway will be off next weekend but back to racing on Saturday, June 8 for Vision Quest Night. Prior to the night's racing the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will take place in the covered grandstands. The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group will pay $4,000 to the 410 sprint feature winner and the KS Sales and Service AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales will pay $1,000 to the winner with the trucks 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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Virginia Sprint Series East Coast Sprint Nationals Night 1 for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

Friday May 24th 2019 Hagerstown Speedway, Md.

Zach Newlin Leads the Way to Win

Zach Newlin was able to overcome all the sprinters on hand on night one plus a bad case of the flu to take the win of the first annual East Coast Sprint Nationals. Heats kicked off the night with Brad Mellott, Jac Gomola, Jonathan Jones and Jared Zionkowski taking those. Dylan Proctor and Newlin lead the field to green to start the feature with Newlin up top and leading the early laps. Ken Duke had started deep in the field and was really on the move and using the low line had worked his way to second by lap ten bringing Christian Rumsey with him as well as Scott Lutz. The field was closing up before a caution came out making it a run to the checkers. Newlin had been leading but was coming under threat before and now it was nose to tail as it went green. Newlin up high and Duke on the bottom with Rumsey and Lutz right there, Duke kept the pressure on getting even coming off turn four almost every lap but with the checkered flag waving Newlin got the best medicine he could have with the win. At the strip in was Zach Newlin, Ken Duke, Christian Rumsey, Scott Lutz, Jaremi Hanson, Ryan Lynn, Lawrence McVay, Brad Mellott, Scott Ellerman, Doug Dotson, Jonathan Jones, Daren Bolac, Mike Leraas, Reed Thonpson, Jake Frye, Jake Karklin, Greg Dobrosky, Jac Gomola, Tyler Denochick, Donny Hendershot, Jared Zionkowski, Roger Irvine, Dyln Proctor and John Karklin. B main 0ne finish was Doug Dotson, Tyler Denochick, Ron Aurand, Erin Statler, John Walp, Kurt Knepper, Samantha Lieberman, Tony Harris, Charlie Ware, Kieth Prutzman and Drew Ritchey. B main two finish was Jake Fry, Mike leraas, Tom Humphries, Randy Sterling, Jerald Harris, Matthew Kline, Bill Rice, Stevie Kenawell, Cale Reigle and Ben McCall. Thanks for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series.

 

First-time winners sweep PDTR A mains Taylor, Schmidt, Juech, Cullen visit victory lane

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 25, 2019 – It was a night of firsts for four Plymouth Dirt Track Racing competitors as victory lane was graced by nothing but first-time A-main winners in their respective divisions, during PDTR’s Military Night Memorial Day weekend racing program on Saturday, May 25 at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis.

Despite heavy overnight rain showers, dry and warm weather allowed the show to go on as planned with 100 competitors in four divisions and a solid race-hungry crowd of spectators turning out for the third PDTR racing program of the 2019 season, which was sponsored by Pedal Down Promotions.

Bill Taylor of Cedar Grove turned back repeated challenges from Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series standout Scotty Thiel of Sheboygan to capture the 25-lap Richard’s of Dunbar 360 Sprint Car A-main. Cedar Grove veteran Charlie Schmidt scored a flag-to-flag victory in the 25-lap Gasroots Project Late Model A main. Jason Juech of West Bend notched a wire-to-wire win in the time-shortened 20-lap Klips & Tips Grand National A main. Chilton’s Jesse Cullen survived an action-packed, heated three-way duel with visiting Beaver Dam drivers Tim Sheppard and Elijah Koenig to come out on top in the Cellcom B Mod A main.

In the 360 Sprint Car A-main, Taylor started on the pole flanked by Nich Melis of Plymouth. Taylor got the jump on the start and pulled out to a quarter-straightaway advantage over Melis by lap 4. Two laps later, 2017 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Brandon McMullen brought out a red flag when he flipped his machine in turn two after making contact with Waldo’s Chris Clayton. McMullen was uninjured, but he was done for the night.

On the restart. 2010 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee, who started third, bolted past Melis to take over the runner-up spot, while seventh starter Tim Haddy of Waupun followed Davis into third place on lap 8. Davis was reeling in Taylor on the lightning fast and tacky, but treacherous third-mile clay oval when the second caution appeared on lap 9 when Plymouth’s Adam Miller spun in turn two.

Visiting IRA 410 Sprint Car Series racer Scotty Thiel, who started eighth, made his presence felt in a big way on the restart as he pushed his Randy Sippel-owned 39s machine up to the outside line to power into third place on lap 10.

Six laps later, Taylor caught the rear of the field, which caused him to alter his line slightly to negotiate slower traffic. Thiel had moved into striking distance when the third and final caution of the event appeared on lap 16 when Sheboygan’s Travis Arenz stopped in turn four.

On the final restart, Melis and Haddy dueled feverishly for third while Thiel reached into his bag of tricks to try everything he could to unseat Taylor from the lead. However, Taylor held strong to turn back Thiel’s challenges on the way to his first career PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory.

Thiel had to settle for second, Haddy placed third, Melis was fourth and Davis rounded out the top five.

With Charlie Schmidt starting the Late Model A main from the pole position and Mark Rose of Dorchester on the outside of the front row, a five-car incident involving Kevin Baldry of Omro, Zack Kessler of Plymouth, four-time PDTR Late Model champ Brad Mueller of Random Lake, Jim Juneau of Milwaukee and Justin Ritchie of New London brought out a caution flag before the first lap of the race was completed.

Following a complete restart, Schmidt gained the lead with Rose in tow. On lap 6, 2016 PDTR Late Model champion Tim Buhler of Greenbush moved in to pressure defending PDTR Late Model champ Justin Schmidt of Cleveland for third. One lap later, Rose powered in to challenge Charlie Schmidt for the top spot, while Justin Schmidt cleared Buhler and closed in on Rose for second.

On lap 12, Justin Schmidt nearly spun as he attempted to duck underneath Rose in turn four, which caused him to lose a lot of ground. Meanwhile, Rose kept hounding Charlie Schmidt at the front of the field.

However, Charlie Schmidt was too strong as he held on over the second half of the race to secure his first career PDTR Late Model A main victory. Rose placed second in his first appearance of the year at Plymouth, Justin Schmidt placed third, third starter Paul Parker of Kaukauna was fourth and Buhler finished fifth.

Jason Juech grabbed the initial lead of the Grand National A main from the pole position with Donny Kulow of Elkhart Lake falling into second from his outside front row starting spot. On lap 3, Oostburg’s Luke Scholten powered up from his eighth starting spot to size third along the outside line.

On lap later, Scholten rode the high line of the narrow track surface to secure second place before a the first of a string of four caution flags appeared on lap 4 for debris. Another caution flew one lap later for a three-car incident in turn two, which involved a lengthy clean-up period to unhook the cars of Jacob Muehlbauer and Don Singer.

After two more caution periods involving multi-car incidents on lap 9, the race ran up against the time limit. On lap 12, seventh starter Tyler Kulow of Plymouth moved to take over second place along the low line. Scholten battled back along the high groove to duel with Tyler Kulow for second for two laps before Tyler Kulow suged ahead for good. On lap 19, Tyler Kulow closed the gap on Juech as the leaders encountered lapped traffic. However, the race hit the time limit, which caused the checkered flag to fall on lap 20 with Juech earning his first career PDTR Grand National A-main victory to add to his four previous PDTR Outlaw Compact A-main triumphs.

Tyler Kulow placed second, Scholten was third, Plymouth’s Steven Weber finished fourth after starting ninth and Donny Kulow rounded out the top five.

Polesitter Andy Welter of Milwaukee, who was making his first appearance of the season at Plymouth, led the first two laps of the B Mod A main before third starter Jesse Cullen moved in to grab the top spot in turn three on lap 3.

Meanwhile, 2018 PDTR B Mod champion Tim Sheppard of Beaver Dam, who was making his first appearance at Plymouth of the season, used the high groove to take third from his sixth starting spot on lap 10

One lap later, Beaver Dam’s Elijah Koenig, who started 11th, used the low line to move past Sheppard to gain the third spot on lap 11. Koenig then ventured to the outside line to take second on lap 14 in turn four with Sheppard following into third.

With Koenig running high and Sheppard down low, the two Beaver Dam visitors continued to duel for second, while also reeling in Cullen for the lead. Just after Sheppard surged into second place he got sideways and spun in turn two, which dropped him back to seventh place in the running order before the first of four cautions appeared on lap 19 for debris in turn two.

After another debris caution, Koenig dove low to take the lead from Cullen in turn three on lap 20. However, the pace slowed again for a spin on the frontstrech involving Don Singer on lap 21.

On the restart, Cullen battled back to regain the lead in turn three as Cullen and Koenig dueled side by side. Contact between Cullen and Koenig in turn four on lap 22 brought out the fourth and final caution flag. Race officials deemed Koenig responsible for Cullen’s spin, which allowed Cullen to keep his spot in the lead, while Koenig exited the track.

On the final restart, Cullen fended off Sheppard, who had recovered from his spin on lap 18 to gain the second spot, to earn his first career PDTR B Mod A-main victory to add to a previous PDTR Grand National A-main triumph.

Sheppard placed second, fifth starter Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls was third, Andy Singer of Cedar Grove placed fourth and Marcus Hoeppner of Hartford placed fifth after starting 20th.

Justin Miller of Plymouth won the first 12-lap 360 Sprint Car B main and Travis Arenz captured the second 12-lap 360 Sprint Car B main. Mark Hoeppner of Rubicon was victorious in the B Mod B main.

The program featured a large field of 38 PDTR 360 Sprints, along with 29 B Mods, 19 Grand Nationals and 14 Late Models.

PDTR officials have announced that the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions national touring 410 Sprint Car series combined challenge event with the regional touring Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series, which was postponed by weather on Saturday, May 18, has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 25. The PDTR 360 Sprint Cars will also be on the card.

Recent NASCAR Hall of Fame selection Tony Stewart of Columbus, Ind. is expected to compete along with a large contingent of top national and regional touring 410 Sprint Car competitors. All advance tickets purchased for the May 18 event will be good on July 25.

With the Morton Buildings World of Outlaws Late Model Series scheduled to compete at The Plymouth Dirt Track just four days later on Monday, July 29, the regular PDTR racing program on Saturday, July 27 has been cancelled. The PDTR Grand National and B Mod divisions will also compete with the World of Outlaws Late Models on Monday, July 29.

The next PDTR racing program, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Late Models, Grand Nationals and B Mods, will take place this Saturday, June 1 sponsored by Pit Stop Pizza. Hot laps will start at 5:30 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m.

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 CAR Date of Race: May 25, 2019 HEAT 1 1, DANNY SCHLAFER. 2, BILL TAYLOR. 3, LANCE FASSBENDER. 4, ADAM MILLER. 5, BRANDON BERTH. 6, CHRIS LARSON. 7, BLAKE WONDRA. 8, SCOTTY NEITZEL (DNS). HEAT 2 1, TIM HADDY. 2, CHRIS CLAYTON. 3, KEVIN KARNITZ. 4, JUSTIN MILLER. 5, WAYNE MODJESKI. 6, WILL GERRITS. 7, JUSTIN ERICKSON. 8, BRYCE SCHMITT. HEAT 3 1, ROBBIE PRIBNOW. 2, KURT DAVIS. 3, DOUG WONDRA. 4, TYLER BRABANT. 5, MIKE DECKER. 6, CHRIS FLICK. 7, TONY WONDRA. 8, TYLER TISCHENDORF. (DNS). HEAT 4 1, JOSH WALTER. 2, SHANE WENNINGER. 3, JIM MELIS. 4, TRAVIS ARENZ. 5, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 6, PAUL POKORSKI. 7, TYLER DAVIS. HEAT 5 1, SCOTTY THIEL. 2, SCOTT CONGER. 3, NICH MELIS. 4, JACK VANDERBOOM. 5, AL SCHLAFER. 6, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 7, PRESTON RUH. B FEATURE 1, JUSTIN MILLER. 2, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 3, WAYNE MODJESKI. 4, TYLER DAVIS. 5, CHRIS FLICK. 6, BRYCE SCHMITT. 7, BLAKE WONDRA. 8, JACK VANDERBOOM. 9, MIKE DECKER. 10, JUSTIN ERICKSON. 11, SCOTTY NEITZEL. B FEATURE 1, TRAVIS ARENZ. 2, DOUG WONDRA. 3, AL SCHLAFER. 4, WILL GERRITS. 5, BRANDON BERTH. 6, TONY WONDRA. 7, CHRIS LARSON. 8, TYLER TISCHENDORF. 9, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 10, PRESTON RUH. 11, PAUL POKORSKI. A FEATURE 1, BILL TAYLOR. 2, SCOTTY THIEL. 3, TIM HADDY. 4, NICH MELIS. 5, KURT DAVIS. 6, JOSH WALTER. 7, SHANE WENNINGER. 8, KEVIN KARNITZ. 9, DANNY SCHLAFER. 10, JUSTIN MILLER. 11, LANCE FASSBENDER. 12, TYLER BRABANT. 13, CHRIS CLAYTON. 14, ROBBIE PRIBNOW. 15, JIM MELIS. 16, WAYNE MODJESKI. 17, ADAM MILLER. 18, AL SCHLAFER. 19, SCOTT CONGER. 20, TRAVIS ARENZ. 21, DOUG WONDRA. 22, BRANDON MCMULLEN.

 

 

 

05-25-19 POWRi-BCRA Midgets: Stockton Dirt Track

by, Mark Sublett

05-25-19 Stockton, CA....Shane Golobic from Fremont drove the Matt Wood owned Elk Grove Ford sponsored Bullett/SR-11x Stanton to a clean sweep of the POWRi-BCRA midget portion of the "Jimmy Sills Classic" held at the Stockton Dirt Track Saturday night. Starting on the pole of the scheduled 20 lap main event Golobic took off at the start to lead Penngrove's Chase Johnson, Tracy's Austin Liggett and Hanford's Michael Faccinto after one lap was in the books. Some good racing happened on lap two when Liggett, one of the hottest drivers on the west coast, passed Johnson for second and Faccinto followed to take third. Golobic stretched his lead until Johnson stopped on the front straightaway on lap 10 bringing out the yellow flag slowing the action. He restarted at the tail of the field. When racing resumed Golobic once again took off to the lead stretching it to a straightway over Liggett until lap 19 when Beau Lemire from Rescue spun in turn four driving his Beast/STI Subaru slowing the action. On the ensuing green-white-checkered restart Golobic went on to win it well over POWRi-BCRA dirt points leader Liggett in his Spike/SR-11 Stanton. Faccinto raced a solid third in Del Morris' Spike/SR-11 Stanton followed by Lemire and overall POWRi-BCRA points leader Robert Carson from Concord driving the Howard and Karen Segur owned Ellis/Gaerte. Johnson pulled off the track late in the Del Morris Spike/Toyota to finish sixth and Mark Maliepaard from Ripon ended up seventh in the third Morris owned Spike/Esslinger. Veteran driver Marvin Mitchell from Madera arrived late due to trailer problems en route but couldn't get his car to run ending his night before it really began.

Golobic was the class of the field winning both eight lap heat races. He started on the pole of heat one that he won easily. Liggett, Faccinto and Johnson had a nice battle for runner up on back to fourth positions. Maliepaard and Carson finished fifth-sixth with Lemire pulling off the track late to round out the field in seventh. Golobic won heat two from sixth starting when he used an inside move on Faccinto exiting turn two to go on to win it. Faccinto raced second followed by Johnson, Liggett, Maliepaard, Lemire and Carson. Next race for the POWRi-BCRA Midgets is at Placerville Speedway June 1st.

SUMMARY:

POWRi-BCRA Midgets - Stockton Dirt Track, Stockton, CA.

Main Event (21 laps): 1. Shane Golobic 2. Austin Liggett 3. Michael Faccinto 4. Beau Lemire 5. Robert Carson 6. Chase Johnson 7. Mark Maliepaard 8. Marvin Mitchell

HEAT 1 (8 laps): 1. Golobic 2. Liggett 3. Johnson 4. Faccinto 5. Maliepaard 6. Carson 7. Lemire HEAT 2 (8 laps): 1. Golobic 2. Faccinto 3. Johnson 4. Liggett 5. Maliepaard 6. Lemire 7. Carson

 

 

‘Lightning’ Larry Takes Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Win as the Skies Light Up at Fulton Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

FULTON, NY – With threatening weather moving in on the Fulton Speedway as the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint feature took the checkered flag it was only fitting that ‘Lightning’ Larry Wight would find his way to victory lane. As soon as he exited the race car the rain drops began falling and the sky lit up as he celebrated atop the wing on the front straightaway.

The win is Wight’s second career A-Main triumph at the Fulton Speedway with the Empire Super Sprints. Last fall he came from rear of the field to win in dramatic fashion. On this night he started near the front and used his home track knowledge to take the lead and charge away for the $2,085 win.

“This is a real good feeling,” stated Wight after winning the Empire Super Sprint A-Main. He remained undefeated in feature action so far at Fulton in 2019. “We just got to keep this rolling.”

Chuck Hebing finally had some luck go his way as he redrew the pole for the start of the 25-lap NAPA Auto Parts, Mach 1 A-Main. He beat out Jason Barney on the opening lap on the high-side of turns one and two in order to take command of the race.

Hebing was quickly joined on the top by fourth starting Wight. Wight put his No. 99L up on the cushion to apply pressure to the leader Hebing. They waged a hard fought battle at the front of the field with Wight working around Hebing on lap six only to have a caution negate the pass.

When the green lights came back on Hebing kept Wight at bay for a lap before the second and final caution of the race was displayed on lap eight. This time Hebing didn’t get nearly as good of a restart allowing Wight to take a shot on the outside. Hebing tried to slide up to the top for the block but Wight was already there allowing him to take the lead.

“I was able to stay with him down the frontstretch,” stated Wight of the pass on Hebing. “I thought he was going to try a little bit more of a slider on me, but he left me enough room.”

Hebing remained close to Wight as the leaders got into traffic for the first time on lap 16. Wight continued using the high-side hustle that got him to the front while Hebing began searching. As he searched Wight opened the gap on the field.

The feature reached the final third of the event with three drivers vying for second. Hebing had it while Barney and Paulie Colagiovanni each looked to take the position from him. That would happen on lap 18 as Barney took over second before putting his attention on Wight.

Barney was able to make up ground on Wight in the final laps, but it wasn’t enough as Wight went on to win his second consecutive Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Series win at his home track after winning last year’s finale in September.

Barney, of Brewerton, N.Y., continued his strong showing to start 2019 with his third consecutive podium finish. Barney, a multi-time winner at Fulton in the past got things rolling on the bottom late. He just ran out of time to get to Wight.

“I thought we were catching him there for a little bit and it was going to fun,” mentioned Barney. “Lapped cars made it real interesting. I just got going a little too late. The guys gave me a great race car. We’ll keep riding it.”

Colagiovanni rebounded from a tough night on Friday at the Brewerton Speedway to come home in the third spot for his second podium finish of the 2019 season.

“This is the best I think we’ve ever been here setup wise,” cited Colagiovanni. “I’m happy with our performance. I had some fun racing with Jason. He works out of back of our shop now so it’s fun. He helps me out a lot with car tips, teaches me a lot and is a very good racer. Hopefully one day I can get him here.”

Matt Tanner drove from the eighth starting spot to cross the line fourth while Hebing faded back in the closing laps to complete the top five.

With weather moving in, the Fulton Speedway stay as full bore in getting the show in. >From heats to the completion of the ESS A-Main only took one hour and forty minutes.

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Larry Wight ($2,850), Jason Barney ($1,010), Paulie Colagiovanni ($895), Matt Tanner ($630), Chuck Hebing ($605), Kyle Moffit ($470), Shawn Donath ($430), Scott Holcomb ($420), Dave Axton ($610), Todd Gracey ($400), Billy VanInwegen ($385), Tommy Wickham ($320), Jonathan Preston ($325), Brett Wright ($300), Sammy Reakes IV ($350), Dan Douville ($300), Chad Miller ($300), Denny Peebles ($300), Matt Hoyt ($300), Josh Azzi ($300), Tyler Cartier ($300), Kelly Hebing ($300), Emily VanInwegen ($300). DNS – Jeff Cook ($300), Paul Kinney ($300)

ESS Bonuses:

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Wight, Colagiovanni, Reakes IV $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – C. Hebing, Colagiovanni, Reakes IV $25

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Halfway – Wight $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – C. Hebing $50

Fondations 55 Hard Charger – Axton (8 pos), $50

Ground Control Last Car Lead Lap – Preston $25

Ground Control 11th Place Finish – VanInwegen - $25

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Wight, Barney, Colagiovanni $10

Hoosier Tire – Axton $200

 

 

Haynes Nabs First Ever Sprint Win

31 AutoMeter Wisconsin wingLESS teams signed into a very wet Wilmot Raceway to compete on Memorial Day weekend. Track crews refused to allow Mother Nature to squash this Memorial Day competition. Due to their valiant efforts this event was able to be had, but saturated pits caused drivers late entrance into the facility thus qualifying was scratched in favor of a passing points format.

Patrick Haynes led all 20 laps, holding off challenges from both Jimmy Sivia and Chris Dodd, to earn the victory at Wilmot Raceway, and the first win of his sprint car career. In victory lane Haynes, the 5 time cancer survivor said he still had a drain in from his treatments and thanked his father for the setup in his car.

The A main was marred with caution on the start, but once the action got going, Patrick Haynes took the lead. Jimmy Sivia challenged Haynes throughout the entire race, even nosing ahead of Haynes 5H multiple times but on Memorial Day weekend Haynes would not be denied. As Todd Booker waved the crossed checkered flags, it was Patrick Haynes silver machine ahead of Chris Dodd who just laps prior had worked into 2nd. Jimmy Sivia settled for 3rd over Rusty Egan and Tim Cox.

Heat race number 1 was led early by Chris Klemko, but Chris Dodd would eventually power by in his Bumper to Bumper of Paddock Lake 01 machine and take the win. Behind Dodd, Tim Cox stalked Klemko but could not find a way by the 70 car and would settle for 3rd. Craig Campton would finish in 4th and Nick Petska was 5th.

Heat number 2 was Dominated by “The Siv” Jimmy Sivia who led from the drop of the green flag, picking up the victory over Allen Hafford. Scott Grissom would bring his 54 home in 3rd followed by Rusty Egan and Greg Olsen.

The third heat saw fans on there feet as Doug Schenck used the high side to drive from 4th to the lead in turns 1 and 2. After the first lap Schenck pulled away from the field, but as the race was nearing its conclusion Dennis Spitz had used the low line to reel in Schenck in the 71. Spitz could not get around Schenck and would settle for 2nd as the checkered flag fell. Jordan Paulsen would finish in 3rd with Natalie Klemko in 4th and James Walldan in 5th.

The final heat race saw Paul Schaffer take the early lead, but Ryan Zielski quickly got beside Schaffer. After a bit of contact Zielski took the lead and the win. Schaffer would settle for second followed by Patrick Haynes. Greg Alt was 4th and Charles Spoonmore rounded out the top 5.

The B main was dominated by Vince Bartolotta who led flag to flag. Charles Spoonmore would come home in 2nd over Greg Alt and Randy Stanford. Shawn Swim rounded out the top 5 and Derek Crane used a last lap pass to take the 6th and final transfer spot.

A Feature 1 20 laps | 00:40:53.239
1. 5H-Patrick Haynes, 40:53.239[2]; 2. 01-Chris Dodd, 40:53.399[5]; 3. 91-Jimmy Sivia, 40:53.886[1]; 4. 50-Rusty Egan, 40:54.256[7]; 5. 40-Tim Cox, 40:54.643[3]; 6. 21-Ryan Zielski, 40:54.904[4]; 7. 41-Dennis Spitz, 40:55.699[9]; 8. 9-Greg Olsen, 40:56.478[17]; 9. 54-Scott Grissom, 40:58.337[13]; 10. 38-Allen Hafford, 40:58.555[10]; 11. 20-Natalie Klemko, 40:59.623[18]; 12. 29-Randy Stanford, 41:00.192[22]; 13. 19K-Derek Crane, 41:00.399[24]; 14. 7S-Craig Campton, 41:01.124[8]; 15. 71S-Doug Schenck, 41:01.594[6]; 16. 6-Vince Bartolotta, 41:02.180[19]; 17. 22-Greg Alt, 41:02.750[21]; 18. (DNF) 4-Jordan Paulsen, 35:38.133[15]; 19. (DNF) 70-Chris Klemko, 33:55.067[11]; 20. (DNF) 51-Charles Spoonmore, 32:14.627[20]; 21. (DNF) 00-Paul Shaffer, 30:48.059[12]; 22. (DNF) 77-James Walldan, 30:08.556[16]; 23. (DNF) 18-Nick Petska, 06:32.019[14]; 24. (DNF) 12-Shawn Swim, 06:32.019[23]
B Feature 1 12 laps | 00:06:26.480
1. 6-Vince Bartolotta, 06:26.480[4]; 2. 51-Charles Spoonmore, 06:26.935[2]; 3. 22-Greg Alt, 06:27.568[1]; 4. 29-Randy Stanford, 06:28.952[3]; 5. 12-Shawn Swim, 06:36.193[6]; 6. 19K-Derek Crane, 06:36.595[9]; 7. 29OG-Tom Eller, 06:36.941[7]; 8. 89-George Gaertner Jr, 06:37.168[13]; 9. 66-Kevin Frederiksen, 06:37.917[8]; 10. 39-William Huck, 06:38.840[11]; 11. 11-Lance Walldan, 06:44.560[12]; 12. 7-Steve Clott, 06:26.053[5]; 13. 23Z-Zach Raidart, 03:36.969[10]
Heat 1 8 laps | 00:00:00
1. 01-Chris Dodd, [3]; 2. 70-Chris Klemko, [2]; 3. 40-Tim Cox, [6]; 4. 7S-Craig Campton, [7]; 5. 18-Nick Petska, [8]; 6. 12-Shawn Swim, [4]; 7. 39-William Huck, [1]; 8. 11-Lance Walldan, [5]
Heat 2 8 laps | 00:17:41
1. 91-Jimmy Sivia, 17:41.468[1]; 2. 38-Allen Hafford, 17:42.269[3]; 3. 54-Scott Grissom, 17:44.487[4]; 4. 50-Rusty Egan, 17:44.875[7]; 5. 9-Greg Olsen, 17:45.234[6]; 6. 29OG-Tom Eller, 17:48.180[2]; 7. (DNF) 7-Steve Clott, 14:26.194[8]; 8. (DNF) 89-George Gaertner Jr, 14:26.194[5]
Heat 3 8 laps | 00:08:52
1. 71S-Doug Schenck, 08:52.622[4]; 2. 41-Dennis Spitz, 08:52.878[3]; 3. 4-Jordan Paulsen, 08:53.322[1]; 4. 20-Natalie Klemko, 08:55.341[2]; 5. 77-James Walldan, 08:57.541[7]; 6. 29-Randy Stanford, 08:57.831[5]; 7. 19K-Derek Crane, 08:59.102[6]; 8. (DNF) 23Z-Zach Raidart, 08:59.102[8]
Heat 4 8 laps | 00:05:58
1. 21-Ryan Zielski, 05:58.628[3]; 2. 00-Paul Shaffer, 06:03.473[1]; 3. 5H-Patrick Haynes, 06:04.441[6]; 4. 22-Greg Alt, 06:06.094[2]; 5. 51-Charles Spoonmore, 06:07.641[4]; 6. 6-Vince Bartolotta, 06:07.710[5]; 7. 66-Kevin Frederiksen, 06:09.740[7]

 

 

Night one of East Coast Nationals to Newlin 2019-05-25 16:02:51

Newlin wins intense duel with Duke to capture Hagerstown feature

PA Sprint Series defending champion Zach Newlin held off a determined challenge by this year’s top winner, Ken Duke Jr., and won the opening night feature of the East Coast Nationals for IMCA/RaceSaver sprint cars Friday night at Hagerstown Speedway.

The East Coast Nationals conclude with a $1,000-to-win, $500-to-start, 25-lap feature Saturday night at Hagerstown, with racing scheduled to begin with hot laps at 7:00 p.m. Another stellar field of RaceSaver competitors from several regions is expected to contend for the win.

In Friday’s race, Newlin (Millerstown, Pa.) outran Lock Haven’s Dylan Proctor for the early lead, making the top groove work to perfection. Duke (Selinsgrove) had started 13th but sliced through the field, using a lower line, and by the time Newlin began to encounter lapped traffic, Duke was right behind him.

For the last half of the 25-lapper, the two racers thrilled the crowd with an intense battle for the lead, topped by three restarts in the last five laps. The final restart came with just one lap to go, and Duke got a strong start on the bottom and tried to slide in front of Newlin exiting Turn 2. Newlin didn’t lift, though, and squeezed between Duke and the wall to maintain his lead and hold on for his second win of 2019.

Trailing the top two were Christian Rumsey (Middletown, N.Y.), Scott Lutz (Jonestown, Pa.) and Jaremi Hanson (Dillsburg, Pa.), with Ryan Lynn, Larry McVey, Brad Mellott, Scott Ellerman and Doug Dodson completing the Top 10.

Heat races for the 41-car field were won by Mellott, Jacob Gomola, Jonathan Jones and Jared Zionkowski. Dodson and Jake Frye captured the two B-Main races.

Lutz advanced all the way from 19th starting position to his 4th-place finish; other big movers were Duke (13th to 2nd) and Dodson (21st to 10th).

The field included racers from Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Virginia and North Carolina.

Hagerstown officials announced that a non-qualifiers race, paying $300 to the winner, will be added to Saturday’s schedule. Hobby stocks and pure stocks will join the sprinters on the card.

Results from Hagerstown Speedway, May 24, 2019

HEAT 1 – 1. 6X-Brad Mellott; 2. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 3. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 4. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 5. 5K-Jake Karklin; 6. 2-Erin Statler; 7. 6L-Tyler Denochick; 8. 5-John Walp; 9. 28-Keith Prutzman; 10. 23-Samantha Lieberman.

HEAT 2 – 1. 4J-Jacob Gomola; 2. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 3. 92-Dylan Proctor; 4. 83-Larry McVey; 5. 69K-John Karklin; 6. 56-John Frye; 7. 25K-Matthew Kline; 8. 7-Ben McCall; 9. 88VA-Bill Rice; 10. 99 Cale Reigle.

HEAT 3 – 1. 12J-Jonathan Jones; 2. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 3. 26-Ryan Lynn; 4. 88-Greg Dobrosky; 5. 33-Scott Lutz; 6. 86-Ron Aurand; 7. 20-Doug Dodson; 8. 880-Drew Ritchey; 9. 6-Tony Harris; 10. 90-Charlie Ware.

HEAT 4 – 1. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 2. 12-Roger Irvine; 3. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 4. 44V-Daren Bolac; 5. R6-Reed Thompson; 6. 77-Mike Leraas; 7. 17K-Steve Kenawell; 8. 39-Tom Humphries; 9. 00S-Randy Sterline; 10. J9-Jerald Harris.

B MAIN 1 – 1. 20-Doug Dodson; 2. 6L-Tyler Denochick; 3. 86-Ron Aurand; 4. 2-Erin Statler; 5. 5-John Walp; 6. 23-Samantha Lieberman; 7. 6-Tony Harris; 8. 90-Charlie Ware; 9-13-Kurt Knepper; DNS – 28-Keith Prutzman; 880-Drew Ritchey.

B MAIN 2 – 1. 56-Jake Frye; 2. 77-Mike Leraas; 3. 39-Tom Humphries; 4. 00S-Randy Sterling; 5. J9-Jerald Harris; 6. 25K-Matthew Kline; 7. 88VA-Bill Rice; 8. 17K-Steve Kenawell; 9. 99-Cale Reigle; DNS – 7-Ben McCall.

FEATURE – 1. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 2. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 3. 1R-Christian Rumse; 4. 33-Scott Lutz; 5. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 6. 26-Ryan Lynn; 7. 83-Larry McVey; 8. 6X-Brad Mellott; 9. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 10. 20-Doug Dodson; 11. 12J-Jonathan Jones; 12. 44V-Daren Bolac; 13. 77-Mike Leraas; 14. R6-Reed Thompson; 15. 56-Jake Frye; 16. 6K-Jake Karklin; 17. 88-Greg Dobrosky; 18. 4J-Jacob Gomola; 19. 6L-Tyler Denochick; 20. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 21. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 22. 12-Roger Irvine; 23. 92-Dylan Proctor; 24. 69K-John Karklin.

 

 

Jason Barney Goes Back-to-Back in Lucas Oil ESS Action in Winning the "Don Gillette Memorial" at the Brewerton Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

BREWERTON, NY – Jason Barney wasn’t the happiest person when the redraw concluded with lining up with the pole position. The local favorite drew the pole last you for a Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint at Brewerton Speedway and ended up not getting the win.

Friday night the pole starting spot payed off for Barney as he went on to win the “Don Gillette Memorial” for his second consecutive series victory. The Brewerton, N.Y., driver fell back to second at the drop of the green flag before running down Dave Axton in traffic to take the lead. He then fended off multiple-time Brewerton winner Danny Varin to take home the checkers in the E&V Energy, NAPA Auto Parts, Mach 1 Chassis and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 25-lap finale.

“I wanted to see the one more than the 12, but I was real nervous,” stated Barney afterwards about drawing the pole. “I was nervous all night. We come here we have a lot of friends and a lot of family. We’ve lost more races here than we’ve won. It is always a place we want to go good at. There are so many good cars here and to get two in a row is amazing. It’s good to be home with all these guys. Glad my friends and family could be here.”

Axton started from the outside of the front row which allowed him to get the jump on Barney at the initial green. He beat Barney to the bottom of turns one and two to secure the top spot with Barney working the high-lane. Axton was able to keep him at bay to lead lap one.

Before a second lap could be scored Kelly Hebing got tangled together with another car sending her off the back straightaway. She took a wild ride which brought out the red flag. Thankfully Hebing walked away uninjured in the incident.

Axton and Barney remained the class of the field on the next restart. Axton again beat Barney into the first corner keeping the lead with his No. 2 firmly planted on the inner loop of the speedway. Barney worked the cushion as he kept pace with Axton.

As the race reached lap 10 Varin inserted himself into the fray at the front of the field making it a three car race for the lead as traffic loomed. Axton stayed true the line on the bottom while Barney and Varin searched for a better line. Barney found it a lap later.

Just as they started to get into traffic Axton dove low in turn one leaving the high lane open for Barney. He was able to pull even with Axton as they raced down the backstretch. He’d complete the pass for the lead through turns three and four on the cushion. Varin followed suit and moved in second moments later.

It was down to Barney and Varin at the front of the field as traffic came into play. Barney was maneuverable enough to go the top or the bottom. He continued to make the necessary moves to keep Varin behind him. Varin had some struggles in traffic which allowed Barney to increase the gap.

“I didn’t know what to do,” mentioned Barney. “Last time we came from 21st to the lead and then had a caution with one to go and Danny passed me. All I kept doing is looking at that flagstand and saying, ‘no cautions, no cautions.’ I would have no idea what lane I would have picked. I was thankful to get through it.”

With Barney and Varin solidly in the top two positions, racing for third picked up as Davie Franek and Larry Wight were busy swapping the position as the field received the five to go signal. Barney was able to maintain the top spot as Varin searched for a faster line.

When the race came to the checkered flag Barney got the win while Varin, of Fonda, N.Y., had to be satisfied with a second place finish.

“There at the end I was really searching,” commented Varin. “I was trying to find something. I was so close to Jason, even if he made a mistake, I was following him on the top and I wouldn’t have been able to get by. I was trying to search and make something that could propel me past him. It didn’t happen tonight.”

Franek, of Wantage, N.J., continued his streak of podium finishes edging by Larry Wight at the end of the race to finish in the third spot.

“This is really good for our team,” stated Franek. “We had a great car. We worked on it all night. We weren’t good in warm-ups and weren’t good in the heat race even though we won that. These guys just kept plugging at it and in the feature it really came to us. We’ll have something now when we come back.”

Wight crossed the line in fourth with Chuck Hebing, who recovered from a flip in warm-ups, completing the top five. A field of 33 sprints filled the pits and played host to a big crowd which turned out to be the track’s 2019 opener.

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis – Don Gillette Memorial A-Main – Jason Barney ($2,350), Danny Varin ($1,035), Davie Franek ($835), Larry Wight ($655), Chuck Hebing ($580), Dave Axton ($675), Jordan Poirier ($480), Paul Kinney ($420), Tommy Wickham ($410), Kyle Moffit ($600), Billy VanInwegen ($385), Denny Peebles ($370), Shawn Donath ($300), Parker Evans ($450), Scott Holcomb ($125), Matt Tanner ($300), Jared Zimbardi ($300), Jeff Cook ($375), Todd Gracey ($300), Chad Miller ($300), Josh Azzi ($300), Pete Richardson ($300), Brett Wright ($300), Paulie Colagiovanni ($325), Kelly Hebing ($375).

Did Not Qualify – Edward Kelley, Jonathan Preston, Steve Poirier, Josh Flint, Dan Douville, Matt Hoyt, Sammy Reakes IV, Tyler Cartier

ESS Bonuses:

Don Gillette Memorial Lap Money – Barney $240, Axton $180

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Richardson, Cook, Varin, Holcomb $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Wight, Axton, Franek, Colagiovanni $25

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Halfway – Barney $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Barney $50

Fondations 55 Hard Charger – C. Hebing (15 pos), $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Cook $50

Ground Control Last Car Lead Lap – Evans $25

Ground Control 11th Place Finish – VanInwegen - $25

Lane’s Yamaha/Cobra Coaches Dash – Evans $125, K. Hebing $75, Denny Peebles $50, J. Poirier $50

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Barney, Varin, Franek $10

Hoosier Tire – Moffit $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, Ground Control Lawn and Snow, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway/Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Pinnacle Employee Services, AroundTown Plumbing & Heating, 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!!

 

 

Meseraull Wins Sprint Car Feature

In ‘Salute to the Military’ Show Friday

At Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., May 25 — Thomas Meseraull of Waveland, Ind. came, saw, and conquered the 25-lap non-wing sprint car feature Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway as the quarter-mile dirt oval staged its “Salute to the Military” show to kick off the Memorial Day weekend.

“Kid Smooth,” 17-year-old Logan Kirkman of Richmond, Ind., captured his first UMP modified feature victory in a 20-lap race that attracted 34 cars. Andy Bishop of Gas City won the 15-lap street stock feature and Bill Lewis took his second 15-lap super street feature of the year at Gas City. Josh Gamblin of Kokomo, Ind. came out on top of 24 entries in the hornet class.

It was the second Gas City feature victory of the year for “T-Mez,” as the 2010 Gas City champion also won the feature on May 17. This time he started third in the Physical Medicine Consultants DRC owned by Tom Eades of Sharpsville, Ind., and wrestled the lead from defending track champion Clinton Boyles with a move to the outside in Turn 2 working lap four.

Despite four cautions for spins that tightened up the field, Meseraull had a straightaway lead over runner-up Scotty Weir of Marion, Ind. at the checkered. Weir drove the Benic Enterprises DRC owned by Scott and Donna Pedersen of Greenfield, Ind., which is sponsored by Reds Racing Engines and Indy Race Parts.

Weir took second from Boyles, of Brownsburg, Ind., on lap 13. Boyles hung on for third in Paul Hazen’s DRC out of Columbia City, Ind., which is sponsored by Physical Medicine Consultants, Wix Filters, Rod End Supply and KECO Coatings.

Dallas Hewitt of Troy, Ohio, the nephew of two-time USAC Silver Crown champion Jack Hewitt, finished fourth. Cole Ketcham of Muncie, Ind. rounded out the top five.

Kirkman started on the pole of the UMP modified feature, led all 20 laps despite numerous restarts, and was one of the most jubilant feature winners ever at the track. His modified is sponsored in part by the Brake Shop, Sherman Enterprises, Don’s Drywall and Remodeling and Caregan Transport.

Frank Marshall of Valparaiso, Ind. started fourth, took just seven laps to move into second place, and finished in that position. The third-place car of defending track champion Dillon Nusbaum of Warsaw, Ind. and the fourth-place car of Ryan Cripe of North Manchester, Ind. came together at the beginning of the backstretch on the last lap, which allowed Zeke McKenzie of Claypool, Ind. to slip into third at the checkered. Nusbaum held on for fourth and Cripe was fifth.

Chris Tippet led all the laps of the 22-car street stock feature except the one that paid. On the 15th and final lap, Bishop and Joey Spiewak slipped under Tippet, with Bishop taking the victory over Spiewak. Tippit crossed the line in third followed by Travis Wolford and Jerrad Krick.

Polesitter Lewis increased his lead in the super street point standings with his second victory in as many races with his Thompson Trucking-sponsored car. He had a straightaway lead over runnerup Bill Bradley at the line. Jeff Jessup, Robert Pardo and John Halsey rounded out the top five.

Gamblin started on the pole of the hornets feature and led all 15 laps. Josh Owens, who started alongside him on the front row, finished second. James Headley Jr. placed third after a fierce battle with Matt Twining. Mark Gott finished fourth and Jacob Beard, who started 13th, rounded out the top five.

Non-wing sprint cars, UMP modifieds, street stocks, super streets, hornets and the first appearance of the tough trucks class will be on the card next Friday, May 31 before the USAC NOS national midgets highlight a mid-week show on Wednesday, June 5 that will also include non-wing sprint cars and 600cc non-wing mini sprints.

Fans can see the 2019 schedule and get additional information on the track’s website 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. Clinton Boyles, 2. Tim Creech, 3. Tyler Kendall, 4. Adam Byrkett, 5. Evan Mosley, 6. Parker Fredrickson, 7. Anthony D’Alessio, 8. Brayden Clark.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Scotty Weir, 3. Cole Ketcham, 4. Dallas Hewitt, 5. Tyler Hewitt, 6. Paul Dues, 7. Austin Nigh, 8. Dave Gross.

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Scotty Weir, 3. Clinton Boyles, 4. Dallas Hewitt, 5. Cole Ketcham, 6. Tyler Hewitt, 7. Adam Byrkett, 8. Tim Creech, 9. Anthony D’Alessio, 10. Tyler Kendall, 11. Brayden Clark, 12. Austin Nigh, 13. Evan Mosley, 14. Parker Fredrickson, 15. Paul Dues, 16. Dave Gross (DNS).

UMP Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Derek Losh, 2. Logan Kirkman, 3. Garrett Rons, 4. Matt Twining, 5. Michael Tarlton, 6. Bill Lewis, 7. Scott Orr, 8. Todd Sherman, 9. Dylan Woodling.

UMP Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Bub Roberts, 2. Daniel Russell, 3. Adam Lantz, 4. Tony Anderson, 5. Jesse Strange, 6. Bill Griffith, 7. Clayton Bryant, 8. Chris Hicks, 9. Brian Prezepiora.

UMP Modified Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Frank Marshall, 2. Andy Bishop, 3. Zeke McKenzie, 4. Darren Mallory, 5. Justin White, 6. Frank Paladino, 7. Shane O’Connor, 8. Josh Hotsinpiller (DNS).

UMP Modified Heat 4 (8 laps): 1. Ryan Cripe, 2. Dillon Nusbaum, 3. Jessica Sroufe, 4. Daric Snyder, 5. Aaron Rearden, 6. Jerry Bland Jr., 7. Josh Betts, 8. Travis Nichols.

UMP Modified B Main 1 (8 laps): 1. Dylan Woodling, 2. Shane O’Connor, 3. Scott Orr, 4. Michael Tarlton, 5. Justin White, 6. Frank Paladino, 7. Bill Lewis (DNS), 8. Todd Sherman (DNS), 9. Josh Hotsinpiller (DNS).

UMP Modified B Main 2 (8 laps): 1. Bill Griffith, 2. Jesse Strange, 3. Jerry Bland Jr., 4. Chris Hicks, 5. Josh Betts, 6. Aaron Rearden, 7. Clayton Bryant, 8. Travis Nichols, 9. Brian Prezepiora.

UMP Modified Feature (20 laps): 1. Logan Kirkman, 2. Frank Marshall, 3. Zeke McKenzie, 4. Dillon Nusbaum, 5. Ryan Cripe, 6. Dylan Woodling, 7. Bub Roberts, 8. Shane O’Connor, 9. Tony Anderson, 10. Jessica Sroufe, 11. Bill Griffith, 12. Jesse Strange, 13. Darren Mallory, 14. Adam Lantz, 15. Daric Snyder, 16. Matt Twining, 17. Derek Losh, 18. Daniel Russell, 19. Andy Bishop, 20. Garrett Rons.

Street Stock Heat 1 (7 laps): 1. Jeff Hinkley Jr., 2. Chris Tippit, 3. Travis Wolford, 4. Ervin Turner, 5. Eric Sandlin, 6. David Norman, 7. Wryan Collis, 8. Travis Nichols, 9. Dustin Ratliff, 10. Greg Marlow, 11. Kevin Conley.

Street Stock Heat 2 (7 laps): 1. Joey Spiewak, 2. Jerrad Krick, 3. Andy Bishop, 4. John Rhodes, 5. D.J. Holt, 6. Dustin Marcum, 7. Ron Flaugh, 8. Garrett Bradley, 9. Austin Jones, 10. Unknown; late arrival, 11. Mike Finch.

Street Stock Feature (15 laps): 1. Andy Bishop, 2. Joey Spiewak, 3. Chris Tippit, 4. Travis Wolford, 5. Jerrad Krick, 6. Jeff Hinkley Jr., 7. John Rhodes, 8. Mike Finch, 9. Ervin Turner, 10. Garrett Bradley, 11. Greg Marlow, 12. Ron Flaugh, 13. Travis Nichols, 14. D.J. Holt, 15. Unknown; 16. Wryan Collis, 17. Dustin Marcum, 18. David Norman, 19. Dustin Ratliff, 20. Eric Sandlin, 21. Austin Jones (DNS), 22. Kevin Conley (DNS).

Super Street Heat (7 laps): 1. Bill Lewis, 2. Jeff Jessup, 3. Jeremy Creech, 4. John Halsey, 5. Keith Schokency, 6. Robert Pardo, 7. Bill Bradley, 8. Dalton Smith, 9. Daniel Sanchez.

Super Street Feature (15 laps): 1. Bill Lewis, 2. Bill Bradley, 3. Jeff Jessup, 4. Robert Pardo, 5. John Halsey, 6. Keith Schokency, 7. Jeremy Creech, 8. Daniel Sanchez, 9. Dalton Smith (DNS).

Hornets Heat 1 (6 laps): 1. Josh Gamblin, 2. James Headley Jr., 3. Mark Gott, 4. Alyssa Clark, 5. Jacob Beard, 6. Jesse Arenas, 7. Seth Trissel, 8. Brad Evans.

Hornets Heat 2 (6 laps): 1. Josh Owens, 2. Jason Spencer, 3. Chris Hillman, 4. Frankie White, 5. Stevie Clark, 6. Robbie White, 7. Jordan Hicks, 8. Joey Eastes.

Hornets Heat 3 (6 laps): 1. Dustin Franks, 2. Matt Twining, 3. Logan Easterday, 4. Randy Brommer , 5. Sam Landis, 6. Leslie Clark, 7. Brian Isley, 8. Abbey Werling.

Hornets B Main (6 laps): 1. Robbie White, 2. Abbey Werling, 3. Jesse Arenas, 4. Jordan Hicks, 5. Joey Eastes, 6. Brad Evans, 7. Leslie Clark, 8. Seth Trissel (DNS), 9. Brian Isley (DNS).

Hornets Feature (15 laps): 1. Josh Gamblin, 2. Josh Owens, 3. James Headley Jr., 4. Mark Gott, 5. Jacob Beard, 6. Abbey Werling, 7. Jesse Arenas, 8. Jordan Hicks, 9. Randy Brommer, 10. Frankie White, 11. Sam Landis, 12. Dustin Franks, 13. Matt Twining, 14. Stevie Clark, 15. Robbie White, 16. Alyssa Clark, 17. Chris Hillman, 18. Jason Spencer, 19. Logan Easterday (DNS), 20. Joey Estes (DNS).

 

 

Dylan Westbrook, Liam Martin, Dave Bailey and Sean Iftody Win on Ackland Insurance 24th Season Opening Night at Ohsweken

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (May 24, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway finally got to kickoff its 2019 season with the Ackland Insurance Friday Night Excitement Season Opener on Friday, May 24. A busy grandstand saw a full pit area of 120 racecars battle in an exciting night of action. When the dust settled, it was Dylan Westbrook who scored the win in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Liam Martin led all 20 laps on the way to victory in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car lid lifter. For the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks it was defending champion Dave Bailey claiming victory on opening night while Sean Iftody won the HRW Automotive Mini Stock opener in what was also the first race of the Insta-Panels Duel on the Dirt Series.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Jim Huppunen and Chris Steele started on the front row for the 20-lap Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car A-Feature. Huppunen grabbed the early lead but fourth-starting Dylan Westbrook jumped to second through the opening two corners. The top two raced nose-to-tail until Westbrook drove under Huppunen off turn four on lap seven and had the lead at the start-finish line. The leaders had worked their way into lapped traffic and on lap nine Westbrook darted through the middle of two slower cars to hold his advantage.

A lap later at the halfway point, Steele and Mack DeMan got passed Huppunen for second and third, respectively. By lap 12, Westbrook had grown his lead to 2.9 seconds, but saw it erased after lap 13 was complete when the caution flag waved for a slowing Cole MacDonald.

There were no lapped cars between Westbrook, Steele and DeMan on the ensuing restart, but Westbrook had no problem establishing a lead again. However, the red flag was displayed on lap 14 when Mike Thorne and Scott Kreutter came together in turn two, sending both cars flipping. Both drivers were uninjured and walked away from their cars under their own power.

The restart with six laps to go proved no problem for Westbrook who drove to the victory by 1.9 seconds over Steele and DeMan. Huppunen and Cory Turner completed the top-five. The victory was Westbrook’s 23rd 360 Sprint Car triumph at Ohsweken, putting him four back of Glenn Styres’ all-time record of 27. Westbrook, Huppunen and Steele won their qualifying heat races to start the night.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars

Liam Martin and Caleb Wood paced the field to the green flag for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars season opening feature. Martin jumped out to the early advantage that ultimately proved to be the winning move. By lap five, the Binbrook, Ont. teenager held a 1.3-second advantage over Wood, but had to keep pushing as he worked into lapped traffic on lap seven.

At the halfway point, it was still Martin and Wood out front of Jacob Dykstra and Paul Klager. With nine laps to go, Martin was in the thick of lapped traffic and made a move that may have sealed his win. Stuck behind two slower cars, Martin made a daring slice between the two cars off turn four to maintain his lead over Wood. A similar situation arose with 14 laps to go, but Martin was up to the task again and raced away to the checkered flag. Wood, Dykstra, Klager and Dereck Lemyre completed the top-five.

Wood, Trevor Young, Klager and Brian Nanticoke won their qualifying heats to begin the nights while Derek Miller and Brad Herron won the pair of B-Mains.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

Brian Teeple and Ryan Beagle brought the 22-car field of Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks to the line for the green flag. Beagle immediately jumped to the point while fourth-starting Dave Bailey climbed into second. The two drivers battle side-by-side for the first five laps until Beagle regained a brief edge only to have Bailey take the top spot on lap seven.

The first caution of the race came on lap nine for a piece of debris in turn one. Bailey chose the outside line on the restart, which proved no issue for. Beagle, meanwhile, fell into the clutches of Logan Shwedyk who moved forward into second. The top three stayed that way until lap16 as Jonny Lowenberg brought out the caution when he went into the turn three hay bales after it appeared the rad hose let go on his No.14.

On the ensuing restart, Bailey re-asserted his dominance in the division and paced the remaining four laps to start his championship defence with a victory. Shwedyk held off Beagle and Jim Lampman in a hard-fought battle for second while Chris Hale rounded out the top-five. Blake Bomberry Jr., Shwedyk and Beagle scored victories in the qualifying heats earlier in the night. The victory was the 22nd Thunder Stock win of Bailey’s career at Ohsweken, putting him one back of the all-time record of 23 held by AJ Lewis and Ryan Dinning.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

Bobby Tolton and Sean Iftody were on the front row for the HRW Automotive Mini Stock 15-lap Feature. Iftody took full advantage of his front row starting position and grabbed the point position on the opening lap. Third-starting Kyle Wert challenged Iftody up front on lap five, but then fell back into a battle for second with Dusty DeBoer and Wayde Thorne at the halfway point of the 15-lap affair.

The only caution came on lap 11 for debris in turn three. Iftody was not troubled by the restart, however, Wert didn’t fair so well and fell off the pace and pulled into the pits on lap 12. That handed the second spot to DeBoer who was in no position to track down the lead with just two laps remaining. The win was Iftody’s second at Ohsweken as DeBoer, Thorne, Kyle Haynes and Jonathan Ayrton completed the top-five.

Dusty DeBoer, Kevin Thorne, Ayrton and Mike Sarantakos raced to heat race victories, meanwhile Nick Masi and Matt Nuell scored checkered flags in a pair of B-Mains.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, May 31 for Victory Gamez Friday Night Excitement and will make history with its first ever live television broadcast on MavTV Canada as part of All North Racing presented by Pinty's. All four of Ohsweken’s weekly divisions will be 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. The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks race will count as their first home track race for the Insta-Panels Duel on the Dirt Series. Grandstand admission is $30 per car load (max 6 people) as we try to #FillTheO. Pit gates open at 5:30pm and spectator gates open at 6:00pm. Race time is 7:30pm. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

_____________________________ Ohsweken Speedway Race Report May 24, 2019 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Friday Night Excitement presented by Ackland Insurance Total Entries – 121 ________________________ Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (25 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [3]; 2. 80-Chris Steele, [2]; 3. 17X-Mack DeMan, [4]; 4. 14H-Jim Huppunen, [1]; 5. 13-Cory Turner, [6]; 6. 1-Holly Porter, [5]; 7. 91-Ryan Turner, [8]; 8. 10-Mitch Brown, [13]; 9. 94-Todd Hoddick, [17]; 10. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [16]; 11. 1-10-Jake Brown, [11]; 12. 87X-Shone Evans, [15]; 13. 5D-Shane Ross, [9]; 14. 68-Aaron Turkey, [25]; 15. 9-Steve Lyons, [19]; 16. 88H-Josh Hansen, [10]; 17. 11-Jamie Turner, [14]; 18. 9B-Scott Burk, [24]; 19. 43-Scott Sherk, [21]; 20. 49-Scott Kreuter, [7]; 21. 55-Mike Thorne, [18]; 22. 90-Travis Cunningham, [22]; 23. 0C-Cole MacDonald, [23]; 24. 46-Kevin Pauls, [20]; 25. 81-Derek Jonathan, [12] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jim Huppunen 1-6, Dylan Westbrook 7-20 Hard Charger – Todd Hoddick +8 (17th to 9th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [1]; 2. 49-Scott Kreuter, [8]; 3. 17X-Mack DeMan, [5]; 4. 1-10-Jake Brown, [6]; 5. 11-Jamie Turner, [3]; 6. 10-Mitch Brown, [7]; 7. 90-Travis Cunningham, [2]; 8. 46-Kevin Pauls, [9]; 9. 68-Aaron Turkey, [4]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 2:09. 472) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 14H-Jim Huppunen, [1]; 2. 5D-Shane Ross, [2]; 3. 88H-Josh Hansen, [4]; 4. 91-Ryan Turner, [8]; 5. 87X-Shone Evans, [3]; 6. 94-Todd Hoddick, [6]; 7. 55-Mike Thorne, [7]; 8. 9B-Scott Burk, [5]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 80-Chris Steele, [2]; 2. 13-Cory Turner, [6]; 3. 1-Holly Porter, [8]; 4. 81-Derek Jonathan, [5]; 5. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [3]; 6. 9-Steve Lyons, [1]; 7. 43-Scott Sherk, [4]; 8. 0C-Cole MacDonald, [7]

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Scott Kreutter ________________________ Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (35 Entries)

A-Feature From (20 laps – 5:43.273) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 29-Liam Martin, [1]; 2. 7-Caleb Wood, [2]; 3. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [4]; 4. 1EH-Paul Klager, [5]; 5. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [6]; 6. 88-Jesse McDonald, [8]; 7. 49L-Lucas Smith, [7]; 8. 5-D.J. Christie, [12]; 9. 51-Trevor Young, [3]; 10. 08-Steven Beckett, [16]; 11. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [10]; 12. 49H-Jerry Hill, [9]; 13. 70-Baily Heard, [24]; 14. 74-Rob Neely, [14]; 15. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [15]; 16. 26-John Verney, [19]; 17. 12-Brad Herron, [22]; 18. 28-Jordan Hill, [20]; 19. 20-Johnny Miller, [23]; 20. 38-Derek Miller, [21]; 21. 83-Spencer Davis, [11]; 22. 22JR-Allan Gilleta Jr, [18]; 23. (DNF) 69-Joshua Hill, [13]; (DNS) 52-Jesse Costa, A-Feature Lap Leaders – Liam Martin 1-20 Hard Charger – Baily Heard +11 (24th to 13th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 7-Caleb Wood, [4]; 2. 49L-Lucas Smith, [2]; 3. 5-D.J. Christie, [3]; 4. 74-Rob Neely, [5]; 5. 22JR-Allan Gilleta Jr, [6]; 6. 14T-Noelle Teal, [7]; 7. (DNF) 14-Eric Gladhill, [9]; 8. (DNF) 2-Travis Hofstetter, [8]; 9. (DNF) MK8-Matthew Hill, [1]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:14.503) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 51-Trevor Young, [2]; 2. 88-Jesse McDonald, [3]; 3. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [1]; 4. 08-Steven Beckett, [4]; 5. 26-John Verney, [5]; 6. 12-Brad Herron, [7]; 7. 20-Johnny Miller, [8]; 8. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [6]; 9. 19D-Allan Downey, [9]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 1EH-Paul Klager, [1]; 2. 49H-Jerry Hill, [2]; 3. 29-Liam Martin, [5]; 4. 52-Jesse Costa, [3]; 5. 28-Jordan Hill, [4]; 6. 38-Derek Miller, [7]; 7. 43-Darren Dryden, [8]; 8. 45-Nick Sheridan, [6]; (DNS) 24A-A.J. Lewis

Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) 1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [4]; 2. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [1]; 3. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [6]; 4. 69-Joshua Hill, [5]; 5. 83-Spencer Davis, [8]; 6. 70-Baily Heard, [2]; 7. 26X-Terry Baker, [3]; 8. (DNF) 29W-Tyler Ward, [7]

B-Feature 1 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 1. 38-Derek Miller, [2]; 2. 20-Johnny Miller, [3]; 3. 26X-Terry Baker, [4]; 4. 45-Nick Sheridan, [5]; 5. 14T-Noelle Teal, [1]; 6. 14-Eric Gladhill, [6]; (DNS) 24A-A.J. Lewis; (DNS) 29W-Tyler Ward

B-Feature 2 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer – 2:45.796) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 12-Brad Herron, [1]; 2. 70-Baily Heard, [3]; 3. 43-Darren Dryden, [2]; 4. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [4]; 5. 19D-Allan Downey, [5]; (DNS) MK8-Matthew Hill; (DNS) 2-Travis Hofstetter

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Caleb Wood ________________________ Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (22 entries)

A-Feature From (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 1. 49-Dave Bailey, [4]; 2. 53-Logan Shwedyk, [10]; 3. 84RK-Ryan Beagle, [2]; 4. 28-Jim Lampman, [7]; 5. 79-Christopher Hale, [5]; 6. 23-Trevor DeBoer, [12]; 7. 37-Robert Hoskins, [13]; 8. 8-Ryan Dinning, [3]; 9. 11-Gofast Teeple, [1]; 10. 32-Mark Fawcett, [9]; 11. 4-Aaron Rewutzsky, [8]; 12. 24-Blake Bomberry Jr., [6]; 13. 28D-Donny Lampman, [11]; 14. 25-Ken Sargent, [16]; 15. 1-Chris Dickie, [14]; 16. 41-Adam Plazek, [18]; 17. 40-Derek Liverance, [19]; 18. 6R-Jeff Roelofs, [17]; 19. 21X-Mark Bazuin, [22]; 20. 14-Jonny Lowenberg, [21]; 21. 13-Kacey Huffman, [15]; 22. 43-Kyle Andress, [20] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Ryan Beagle 1-6, Dave Bailey 7-20 Hard Charger – Logan Shwedyk (+8)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 2:45.087) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 24-Blake Bomberry Jr., [1]; 2. 32-Mark Fawcett, [6]; 3. 23-Trevor DeBoer, [8]; 4. 11-Gofast Teeple, [5]; 5. 37-Robert Hoskins, [2]; 6. 25-Ken Sargent, [4]; 7. 40-Derek Liverance, [7]; 8. 21X-Mark Bazuin, [3]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 2:46.849) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 53-Logan Shwedyk, [6]; 2. 4-Aaron Rewutzsky, [2]; 3. 79-Christopher Hale, [4]; 4. 28D-Donny Lampman, [3]; 5. 1-Chris Dickie, [7]; 6. 6R-Jeff Roelofs, [5]; 7. 43-Kyle Andress, [1]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 2:44.472) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 84RK-Ryan Beagle, [2]; 2. 49-Dave Bailey, [5]; 3. 28-Jim Lampman, [4]; 4. 8-Ryan Dinning, [1]; 5. 13-Kacey Huffman, [3]; 6. 41-Adam Plazek, [6]; (DNS) 14-Jonny Lowenberg _________________________ HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (39 Entries)

A-Feature From (15 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 15-Sean Iftody, [2]; 2. 23-Dusty DeBoer, [5]; 3. 46-Wayde Thorne, [7]; 4. 22-Kyle Haynes, [8]; 5. 21-Jonathan Ayrton, [9]; 6. 222-Nick Masi, [21]; 7. 01-Tristan DaSilva, [4]; 8. 188-Paul Longboat, [6]; 9. 9-Tim DeBoer, [23]; 10. 96-Tyler Lafantaisie, [14]; 11. 6-Jason Dixon, [16]; 12. 16J-Jeremy May, [11]; 13. 1-Jason Tolton, [20]; 14. 16-Fabio Olivieri, [13]; 15. 360-Kevin Thorne, [12]; 16. 60-Martin Schroder, [18]; 17. 69-Rob Twitchett, [15]; 18. 21H-Ryan Hillar, [24]; 19. 6X-Mike Sarantakos, [10]; 20. 4-Mark Thorne, [19]; 21. 19-Kyle Wert, [3]; 22. 88-Aidan Nigh, [17]; 23. 26-Tim Nuell, [22]; 24. 13-Bobby Tolton, [1] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Sean Iftody 1-15 Hard Charger – Tim DeBoer +14 (23rd to 9th)

Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:14.994) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 23-Dusty DeBoer, [1]; 2. 15-Sean Iftody, [4]; 3. 188-Paul Longboat, [5]; 4. 16-Fabio Olivieri, [3]; 5. 88-Aidan Nigh, [7]; 6. 54-Christopher French, [8]; 7. 93-Andy Ryckman, [10]; 8. 265-Mike Evers, [6]; 9. 79-Steve Miller, [9]; 10. 6R-Tom Cole, [2]

Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:13.815) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 365-Kevin Thorne, [2]; 2. 46-Wayde Thorne, [1]; 3. 22-Kyle Haynes, [5]; 4. 96-Tyler Lafantaisie, [7]; 5. 60-Martin Schroder, [9]; 6. 26-Tim Nuell, [3]; 7. 96C-Brian Crosgrove, [8]; 8. 19T-Trevor Want, [6]; 9. 11-Mike Giberson, [4]; 10. 11E-Jeff Elsliger, [10]

Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 21-Jonathan Ayrton, [4]; 2. 01-Tristan DaSilva, [6]; 3. 13-Bobby Tolton, [1]; 4. 69-Rob Twitchett, [9]; 5. 4-Mark Thorne, [5]; 6. 222-Nick Masi, [10]; 7. 05-Dave Goodacre, [8]; 8. 38C-John Cote, [2]; 9. (DNF) 9-Tim DeBoer, [3]; (DNS) 10-Zach Buchwald

Heat Race No.4 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 6X-Mike Sarantakos, [3]; 2. 16J-Jeremy May, [6]; 3. 19-Kyle Wert, [1]; 4. 6-Jason Dixon, [8]; 5. 1-Jason Tolton, [2]; 6. 21H-Ryan Hillar, [7]; 7. (DNF) 517-Cody Sommerville, [4]; 8. (DNF) 7C-Cole Hardy, [5]; 9. (DNF) 6W-Brent Walker, [9]

B-Feature 1 (12 laps – Top 2 Transfer – 2:13.707) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 222-Nick Masi, [2]; 2. 9-Tim DeBoer, [8]; 3. 265-Mike Evers, [5]; 4. 79-Steve Miller, [7]; 5. 05-Dave Goodacre, [4]; 6. 10-Zach Buchwald, [10]; 7. 6R-Tom Cole, [9]; 8. 54-Christopher French, [1]; (DNS) 93-Andy Ryckman; (DNS) 38C-John Cote

B-Feature 2 (12 laps – Top 2 Transfer – 2:14.372) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 26-Tim Nuell, [1]; 2. 21H-Ryan Hillar, [2]; 3. 96C-Brian Crosgrove, [3]; 4. 517-Cody Sommerville, [4]; 5. 19T-Trevor Want, [5]; 6. 11-Mike Giberson, [7]; 7. 6W-Brent Walker, [8]; 8. 11E-Jeff Elsliger, [9]; (DNS) 7C-Cole Hardy ___________________________________________ About Ackland Insurance: Ackland Insurance is an agent for Desjardins Insurance. Born and raised in Brantford, Nathan Ackland is a second generation insurance agent with 18 years experience in the industry serving the community of Brant. Nathan is an active supporter of several local charities, sports teams and is an avid race fans who owns and supports several local race teams. For more information, visit www.acklandinsurance.com.

About MavTV Canada’s All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s Ohsweken Speedway is excited to announce its Friday Night Excitement racing will be the centerpiece of a new international television broadcast on MavTV Canada called All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. All North Racing will visit Ohsweken for six live broadcasts that will be re-aired multiple times in Canada and the United States. The MavTV broadcasts are scheduled for May 31, June 21, July 22, July 23, August 30 and September 14. These broadcasts include both nights of the Northern Summer Nationals featuring Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu as well as the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. For more information on MavTV Canada, visit www.facebook.com/MAVTVCanada.

Northern Summer Nationals Tickets Available Now Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu are coming to Ohsweken Speedway for two action-packed nights on July 22-23. All three Sprint Car stars will be in action both nights for two $5,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows. Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone by calling (519) 717-0023.

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2019 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 24th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

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

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Reutzel gets first Attica All Star win

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio - Aaron Reutzel has experienced a lot of heart-break at Attica Raceway Park over the past few seasons,watching certain victory snatched from his grasp. That changed Friday as the defending Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobil 1 champion took the lead when Brock Zearfoss spun while battling in lapped traffic just past the half-way point and went on to score his first ever win at Attica.

It wasn't easy for Reutzel, from Clute, Texas, as he nearly got into a lapped car after taking the white flag but he drove his Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports machine to his 10th career All Star victory over Buddy Kofoid and Cap Henry on Foster Auto Body/Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde/Adkins Group Night.

"That last lap I had a guy change lanes on me...it wasn't his fault, he didn't know I was there. Luckily I didn't run into him and spin out because that's what I thought was going to happen there for a second. We had a really great race car tonight. My guys did a hell of a job. Grant Boyum (crew chief) has been working really hard to get us better here in Ohio. We had a good year last year but we felt like there was a lot of things we needed to work on. One of them being here. I felt like we could make good laps here but when we do start up front here we have heartbreak. Luckily tonight we started up front and didn't get caught up when Brock spun out," said Reutzel beside his Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fisher Body Shop/Precision Catalyst/Dissolvalloy/Hollywood Coating backed #87.

Reutzel's winning move came with five laps to go when he split a couple of lapped cars in turn three.

"I showed one of the guys I was there once and he raced back around me so the next time it was just going to be a right rear to where ever the hell it hits his car. I showed him once I was there...you gotta go when you're leading on that. That's where I started to capitalize on Brock...when he changed lanes and I saw where he kind of made mistakes so I knew what I needed to do," Reutzel added.

For Penngrove, California's Kofoid, it was nearly another win at Attica as last week he lead most of the feature only to finish third.

"I was close to him one time...he's fast where ever he goes. And that one time he got close to the front stretch wall and that as close as I got. We were a little tight in the beginning and I think that's what let Aaron by. So far that's four podiums in a row at Attica...just not a win. I can't thank Ed Neumeister enough for giving me this opportunity and the Linder boys for giving me a great car and Gill Construction, CK Plumbing, DMI, Al Driveline, ProShocks and Real Capz," said Kofoid.

Henry brought the Lane Racing machine home in third after battling with Jac Haudenschild for much of the race.

"That was a little bit busier than I'd like to be. The guys gave me a really good car. Unfortunately we started running out of fuel there with about five laps to go and I needed to back the pace up. I was disappointed because we were pretty good in traffic. To finish third after how we ran last week is a win," said Henry beside his Beer Barrel Bourbon/Pro Auto Wraps/Lead Head Waterfowl/Wings Unlimited/FK Rod Ends backed machine.

McClure, Ohio's Rusty Schlenk battled with Devin Shiels throughout most of the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature before taking the lead on lap 16 and driving to his first win of the season. It was the 26th of his career at Attica to keep him in a tie with Doug Drown atop the division's all-time win list.

"The track widened up pretty good. We could run all over..thank God because when we got to traffic I wasn't quite sure where I needed to go. I was a little tight on the cushion...usually I'm pretty good up there. At the beginning of the year, the dirt they put on here threw me for a loop. I couldn't get a hold of it or figure it out. We just kept digging and we finally got a handle on it," said McClure beside his Buckeye Concrete Coatings/Velocita Fire Suits/Tom Finich Automotive/VP Race fuels/CP Carrillo/Dominator Race Products backed machine. "I have to thank my owner Tyler Bork for getting this thing ready for me...I've been so busy in the shop he's pretty much been doing it himself.

Fremont, Ohio's Paul Weaver, who has won the last three track titles and four overall in the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints, took the lead from Luke Griffith on lap 18 and went on to score his division leading 49th career Attica win.

"It felt pretty easy, except for that issue in the cushion one time. I missed a lot of years racing at other tracks but this is one of the most fun tracks you will run," said Weaver beside his Adkins Motorsports/B&B Drain Service/Hampshire Racing Engines/M&L Excavating/Miller Rigging/Schiets Motorsports/Weaver Performance backed machine.

Brock Zearfoss and Kofoid brought the field to green for the $5,000-to-win 40-lap All Star feature with Zearfoss gaining the upper hand over Kofoid, Reutzel, Dale Blaney, Henry, Jac Haudenschild and Chris Andrews. Zearfoss was able to pull away slightly as Reutzel moved into second on lap three just as the caution flew for a stalled Greg Wilson. On the restart Zearfoss was once again able to pull away from Reutzel with Kofoid, Blaney, Henry, Haudenschild and Andrews in tow.

The leaders raced into very heavy lapped traffic by lap 10 and that allowed Kofoid to close on Reutzel with Henry taking fourth just before the caution flew for Travis Philo. A lap later and another caution when Broc Martin spun and collected TJ Michael. When the green flew Reutzel immediately began to pressure Zearfoss with Kofoid staying within striking distance.

At the halfway point once again the leaders encountered very heavy lapped traffic and as Zearfoss attempted to maneuver through, he spun, handing the lead to Reutzel. When the green flew so did Reutzel, pulling away from Kofoid, Henry, Blaney, Haudenschild, Shawn Dancer, Andrews and Paul McMahan. Once again it was traffic that tightened up the race with 13 laps to go as Kofoid used it to close on Reutzel.

Reutzel split two lapped machines on lap 35 and pulled away for the win over Kofoid, Henry, Dancer, Haudenschild, Andrews, Blaney, McMahan, DJ Foos and Tim Shaffer.

Josh Haynes and Jeff Warnick paced the field for the 25 lap late model feature with Warnick taking the early lead over Haynes who had his hands full with Devin Shiels and Casey Noonan. After a quick caution for a Paul Stubber spin on lap two, Warnick was able to pull away slightly out front while Shiels took second on lap four and drove into the lead a circuit later as Matt Irey took second on lap six.

Shiels and Irey battled side by side for the lead but it was Schlenk on the move, taking third on lap eight and second four circuits later. Stubber brought out the final caution on lap 13, setting up a shoot out between Shiels and Schlenk. Schlenk officially took the lead by a bumper on lap 16 as Shiels continued to race to his inside. Then Schlenk steadily pulled away and drove to the win over Shiels, Irey, Drown and Warnick.

Luke Griffith and Jimmy McGrath brought the 305 feature to green as the pair battled hard for the top spot with Griffith leading the first two circuits and McGrath taking over on lap three. McGrath started to pull away Griffith ran comfortably in second while a torrid battle ensued for third involving Shawn Valenti, Brandon Moore, Weaver, John Ivy and Jamie Miller.

Disaster struck for McGrath as Chris Verda spun right in front of him on lap 10, collecting the leader and Moore. That put Griffith back into the lead and he held the point until Weaver got around Valenti for second on lap 15 and closed quickly. Weaver used the cushion in turn four to drive around Griffith into the lead on lap 18. Miller, who had steadily worked his way to the front, took second on lap 22 just before the caution flew for a Zeth Sabo spin. On the restart Weaver hit his marks perfectly and drove to the win over Miller, Griffith, Valenti and Jason Keckler.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, June 7 on Edward Jones of Clyde/Mike Neill Financial Advisor/Gordon Lumber Mid-Season Championship Night. It will feature the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group paying the 410 feature winner $4,000 thanks to Spanky's Pizza. The KS Sales &Service AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales will award double points and the dirt trucks will make their second appearance of the season.

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.

About Steinle Chevrolet Buick

Steinle Chevrolet Buick is part of the Steinle family of dealerships that have been in existence for over 55 years. Located on McPherson Highway in Clyde, Ohio, stop by and check out their big inventory of new and formerly owned vehicles. Check out our inventory at www.steinlechevroletbuick.com

About Foster’s Auto Body

Foster Auto Body was first opened in March of 1956 at the present location, 2117 W. State St. Fremont , Ohio by Robert G Foster. He offered 24 hour towing, rust repair and painting. Collision repair was his specialty and his motto was good work at a fair price. He sold the company to his son Ted Foster in 1972. Today Ted’s son, Bobby Foster is co-owner and general manager of Foster Auto Body Inc. Foster’s repairs all American and foreign cars and trucks, any type of trailers, including RVs and motor homes. Foster’s also specializes in fiberglass and aluminum repair, motor cycle repair and custom painting. For more information go to www.fosterautobody.com

About The Adkins Group

The Adkins Group, based in Fremont, Ohio, has been meeting the fencing and sanitation needs of Northwest Ohio for over 50 years. Adkins Fence offers many different styles of fence in wood, vinyl, aluminum and chain linked materials. In addition to fences we also guard rail, dog kennels, gate operators and accessories. Adkins Sanitation offers a wide variety of sanitary and septic services that include unplugging drain lines, pumping septic or holding tanks, video inspection of underground drain lines cleaning catch basins and renting portable restrooms. For fencing and sanitary needs contact the Adkins group at www.adkins-group.com

Attica Raceway Park
Friday, May 24, 2019
Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions
[*] Starting position

Qualifying
Group (A)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.535; 2. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.680; 3. 4-Cap Henry, 12.693; 4. 8-Jordan Ryan, 12.825; 5. 35b-Stuart Brubaker, 12.833; 6. 97-Caleb Helms, 13.077; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.086; 8. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.171; 9. 5B-Chad Blonde, 13.460; 10. 5H-Jordan Harble, 13.846

Group (B)
1. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 12.642; 2. 8M-TJ Michael, 12.756; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer, 12.832; 4. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.878; 5. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 12.884; 6. 16-DJ Foos, 12.907; 7. 1-Nate Dussel, 12.946; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.098; 9. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 13.143; 10. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.183

Group (C)
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 12.510; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.583; 3. 11-Dale Blaney, 12.603; 4. 23-Max Stambaugh, 12.625; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.878; 6. 71h-Ryan Ruhl, 12.885; 7. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.998; 8. 19-Paige Polyak, 13.154; 9. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.321; 10. 98-Chad Boespflug, 13.562

Group (D)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.307; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.622; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.804; 4. 25M-Chris Andrews, 12.805; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.916; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.920; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.000; 8. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.010; 9. 20i-Kelsey Ivy, 13.224; 10. 40i-Mark Imler, 13.958

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 4-Cap Henry [2]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 4. 8-Jordan Ryan [1]; 5. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [5]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 7. 97-Caleb Helms [6]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 9. 5B-Chad Blonde [9]; 10. 5H-Jordan Harble [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 83M-Broc Martin [1]; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer [2]; 3. 8M-TJ Michael [3]; 4. 33W-Caleb Griffith [4]; 5. 16-DJ Foos [6]; 6. 1-Nate Dussel [7]; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs [10]; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger [8]; 9. 21N-Frankie Nervo [9]; 10. 70X-Spencer Bayston [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 23-Max Stambaugh [1]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [2]; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [7]; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker [5]; 7. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [6]; 8. 98-Chad Boespflug [10]; 9. 19-Paige Polyak [8]; 10. 40-George Hobaugh [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [2]; 2. 25M-Chris Andrews [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 9. 40I-Mark Imler [10]; 10. 20I-Kelsey Ivy [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 4. 4-Cap Henry [3]; 5. 23-Max Stambaugh [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [3]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 3. 25M-Chris Andrews [2]; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer [4]; 5. 83M-Broc Martin [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 57X-Andrew Palker [1]; 2. 70X-Spencer Bayston [2]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel [3]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs [9]; 6. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [6]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [10]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [12]; 9. 19-Paige Polyak [15]; 10. 97-Caleb Helms [8]; 11. 5B-Chad Blonde [16]; 12. 8J-Jess Stiger [11]; 13. 40-George Hobaugh [19]; 14. 21N-Frankie Nervo [14]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 16. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 17. 98-Chad Boespflug [13]; 18. 5H-Jordan Harble [20]; 19. 40I-Mark Imler [17]; 20. 20I-Kelsey Ivy [18]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [2]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [7]; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer [8]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 6. 25M-Chris Andrews [6]; 7. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [13]; 9. 16-DJ Foos [19]; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer [17]; 11. 70X-Spencer Bayston [22]; 12. 99-Skylar Gee [16]; 13. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [24]; 15. 23-Max Stambaugh [9]; 16. 33W-Caleb Griffith [14]; 17. O7-Gerard McIntyre [25]; 18. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [18]; 19. 26-Cory Eliason [20]; 20. 40-George Hobaugh [26]; 21. 5T-Travis Philo [11]; 22. 57X-Andrew Palker [21]; 23. 83M-Broc Martin [10]; 24. 8M-TJ Michael [12]; 25. 1-Nate Dussel [23]; 26. 8-Jordan Ryan [15]
Hard Charger: 70x-Spencer Bayston +11

305 Sprints - Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 5. 97-Kyle Peters[5] ; 6. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[8] ; 7. 28-Tad Peck[6] ; 8. 22-Justin Lusk[9] ; 9. 3V-Chris Verda[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[8] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[1] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[4] ; 6. Z10-Kevin Mingus[2] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 4. 3X-Brandon Riehl[1] ; 5. 09-Justin Adams[5] ; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius[6] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[1] ; 3. 47-Matt Lucius[6] ; 4. 9R-Dustin Rall[9] ; 5. 3V-Chris Verda[10] ; 6. 28-Tad Peck[4] ; 7. 22-Justin Lusk[7] ; 8. X15-Kasey Ziebold[5] ; 9. Z10-Kevin Mingus[2] ; 10. 75-Jerry Dahms[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[9] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 4. 7B-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[10] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[13] ; 7. 77I-John Ivy[8] ; 8. 4*-Tyler Street[11] ; 9. 8-Bobby Clark[16] ; 10. 1H-Zeth Sabo[14] ; 11. 09-Justin Adams[15] ; 12. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[17] ; 13. 3X-Brandon Riehl[4] ; 14. 36-Seth Schneider[12] ; 15. 47-Matt Lucius[18] ; 16. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[2] ; 17. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 18. 3V-Chris Verda[20] ; 19. 9R-Dustin Rall[19] ; 20. 12-Kyle Capodice[6]
Hard Charger: #26-Jamie Miller +7

Late Models - Summit Racing Equipment

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 2. 69W-Jeff Warnick[3] ; 3. 92-Justin Chance[1] ; 4. 71-Dave Hornikel[7] ; 5. 59-Larry Bellman[4] ; 6. 24-Jerry Aber[6] ; 7. 20H-Troy Hahn[2] ; 8. 17X-Dustin Keegan[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 77-Steve Kester[5] ; 2. 27-Ken Hahn[3] ; 3. 94-Mike Bores[8] ; 4. 69M-John Mayes Jr.[1] ; 5. 6-Jimmie Ward[7] ; 6. 11H-Darrick Hubbard Jr[6] ; 7. 30-Nate Potts[2] ; 8. 50-Ryan Missler[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 1N-Casey Noonan[2] ; 2. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[6] ; 3. 12-Doug Drown[7] ; 4. 8-Rob Anderzack[1] ; 5. 18-Mitch Caskey[4] ; 6. 11D-Darrick Hubbard Sr[3] ; 7. 42*-Bob Mayer[5] ; 8. 02-Jeff McCoy[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[5] ; 3. 10-Brett Miller[3] ; 4. 31AUS-Paul Stubber[7] ; 5. 28-Kent Brewer[4] ; 6. 25-Chuck Hummer[2] ; 7. 03-Jim Gingery[8] ; 8. 23H-Craig Hartong[6]

Heat 5 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. X3-Dan Wallace[1] ; 2. 5Y-Josh Haynes[3] ; 3. 17-Charlie Duncan[5] ; 4. 14R-Jeff Roth[6] ; 5. RH21-Gregg Haskell[7] ; 6. 14G-Joe Godsey[2] ; 7. 7-Nick Cox[4]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 18-Mitch Caskey[2] ; 2. RH21-Gregg Haskell[3] ; 3. 42*-Bob Mayer[7] ; 4. 25-Chuck Hummer[5] ; 5. 11H-Darrick Hubbard Jr[4] ; 6. 23H-Craig Hartong[10] ; 7. 20H-Troy Hahn[6] ; 8. 59-Larry Bellman[1] ; 9. 7-Nick Cox[8] ; 10. 50-Ryan Missler[9]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 14G-Joe Godsey[5] ; 2. 6-Jimmie Ward[1] ; 3. 28-Kent Brewer[2] ; 4. 24-Jerry Aber[3] ; 5. 11D-Darrick Hubbard Sr[4] ; 6. 30-Nate Potts[6] ; 7. 03-Jim Gingery[7] ; 8. 17X-Dustin Keegan[8] ; 9. 02-Jeff McCoy[9]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[7] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 3. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 4. 12-Doug Drown[13] ; 5. 69W-Jeff Warnick[2] ; 6. 5M-Ryan Markham[9] ; 7. 1N-Casey Noonan[4] ; 8. 94-Mike Bores[12] ; 9. 5Y-Josh Haynes[1] ; 10. 27-Ken Hahn[10] ; 11. 77-Steve Kester[6] ; 12. X3-Dan Wallace[8] ; 13. 10-Brett Miller[14] ; 14. 18-Mitch Caskey[21] ; 15. 17-Charlie Duncan[15] ; 16. 14G-Joe Godsey[22] ; 17. 14R-Jeff Roth[20] ; 18. 8-Rob Anderzack[18] ; 19. 69M-John Mayes Jr.[17] ; 20. RH21-Gregg Haskell[23] ; 21. 6-Jimmie Ward[24] ; 22. 71-Dave Hornikel[16] ; 23. 31AUS-Paul Stubber[19] ; 24. 92-Justin Chance[11]
Hard Charger: 12-Doug Drown +9

 

 

Wade Nygaard Nabs Midwest Power Series Opener at Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, WI 5/4/2019

By: Greg Parent, Midwest Power Series

After rainy weather forced the scheduled season opener at the Princeton Speedway on Friday night May 3 to be cancelled, the 2019 Midwest Power Series presented by GRP Motorsports kicked off their season at the Cedar Lake Speedway the following night May 4 under sunny skies and seasonal temperatures. At the end of the 25 lap feature race, Grand Forks, North Dakota driver Wade Nygaard earned his fourth career 360 winged sprint car feature win at the Cedar Lake Speedway coming from the seventh starting position. Nygaard joined seven other drivers who also have four wins in this division at the popular western Wisconsin dirt track. Nygaard earned $3,000 for his first win of the season at what he calls one of his “favorite tracks.”

It appeared as though Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada racer Thomas Kennedy was going to run away and possibly lap the entire field. Kennedy blasted into the lead at the drop of the green and checked out into a different time zone. While attempting to put John Schulz of West Burlington, Iowa a lap down on the tenth circuit of the race, Kennedy spun. Kennedy went to the work area to change a flat right rear tire and they also discovered the Jacob’s ladder was bent. Kennedy returned to tag the tail of the lead lap cars, but his speedy 21k sprinter was not the same as it had been prior to the lone caution of the race. Kennedy would eventually finish fourth.

Scoring reverted back to lap nine with young New Richmond, Wisconsin hot shoe Chase Viebrock leading the field back to the green flag. Nygaard restarted third and made an incredible move on the next lap to pass Ryan Bowers and Viebrock for the top spot, gaining the lead exiting turn four to complete lap ten. From there Nygaard held the point for the remaining nonstop run to the checkers. Viebrock finished second ahead of Bowers, Kennedy and Kaleb Johnson. A two-time local champion, Bowers from Ham Lake, Minnesota and young Kaleb Johnson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota were driving team cars for BDS Motorsports of Newton, Iowa. Bowers is slated to be in the BDS ride for the season while Johnson was “subbing” in the other car for Travis Rilat while Johnson waits for the motor to get ready in his own ride.

Heat races were won by Lonsdale, Minnesota driver James Broty and Viebrock. Broty was looking to make it two straight Midwest Power Series feature wins having won the final race of the 2018 season at the Deer Creek Speedway, but misfortune hit and Broty failed to finish the feature. Viebrock, who was looking for his second 360 winged sprint car victory at his home track, also won the Dash which earned him the right to start on the pole for the 25 lap feature. Each heat race winner received $100 from Al Parker Engines on Newton, Iowa while Viebrock also picked up an extra $200 from Al Parker Engines for his dash victory. Nygaard earned the $100 GRP Motorsports/Minnesota Mafia Hard Charger Award in the feature for his run forward from seventh to first. Random draws prior to the start of the feature for the BOXO USA Bonus money saw the 4th and 12th place finishing positions selected. Thomas Kennedy earned an extra $200 for fourth while James Broty earned $100 for 12th from BOXO USA.

The next Midwest Power Series race will be the first of ten events scheduled at the Jackson Motorplex set to kick off on Friday night May 17 at the southern Minnesota facility paying $3,000 to win and $400 to start. As usual at Jackson, the Midwest Power Series is partnered up with the MSTS 360s as part of the program which will also feature the IMCA Racesaver 305 Sprints and the NSL non-winged sprints. The NSL non-wings race will be part of the Mastell Brothers Touring Series scheduled for seven appearances at Jackson in 2019.

Midwest Power Series thanks it 2019 sponsors Midwest Power Equipment, GRP Motorsports, Mastell Brothers Trailer Service, Dekalb Asgrow Seeds, Al Engines Engines, BOXO USA, AO Coolers, Grandview Buildings, LIFAN USA, Eagle and Vortex Racing Products.

 

 

Josh Hansen Scores Second Career Win In Action Sprint Tour Season Opener At Merrittville

 By Clayton Johns

THOROLD, Ont. (May 20, 2019) – Beamsville’s Josh Hansen took full advantage of lapped traffic on lap nine to jump from third and steal the point position from Caledonia’s Jesse McDonald before leading the final 12 laps to win the season opener for the Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com at Merrittville Speedway on Monday night.

“I was really good (in clean air),” Hansen said in Victory Lane. “I thought the top was going to be a bit faster and I was trying it for the first four or five laps and then I decided to go to the bottom and I was able to catch big time on Jacob (Dykstra). I stuck with it once I realized (the bottom) was a lot faster.”

The win was the second of Hansen’s career with the tour and second in as many starts after he won the 2018 finale. He also becomes the third different winner is three series races at Merrittville, joining Shone Evans and Jacob Dykstra on the victors’ list. The third-year Sprint Car pilot said following the race he will run the entirely of the Action Sprint Tour schedule in 2019 while also racing 360 Sprint Cars on Friday nights at Ohsweken Speedway.

McDonald and Brad Herron started on the front row for the 20-lap A-Feature after grabbing those positions in the RaceRivalz.com redraw. McDonald jumped out to a convincing 10 car-length lead over the opening five laps with Dykstra, Hansen, Herron and Ryan Hunsinger leading the way early.

That changed on lap nine when Dave McKnight Jr. spun at the top of turn two with a complete 360 and continued on as the race stayed green. However, McDonald was forced to slow to avoid contact with McKnight and Dykstra followed suit, allowing Hansen to pounce from third and take the lead down the backstretch.

“I saw Jesse was pretty hung-up and I saw some of them slide high. It feels like I’m racing go karts again. It looked like Jesse was a little too tight and I was able to roll the bottom a bit better,” Hansen explained.

Hansen took full advantage of the track position and negotiated his way through some slower traffic. Fourth-running Aaron Turkey was not so fortunate and spun at the top of turn two while working through lapped traffic. The spin collected McKnight, who rolled to bring out the red flag. He was uninjured.

Hansen was strong again on the single-file restart, while Hunsinger used some extra momentum he found in the outside groove to move past Herron and run his fastest lap of the race to that point. The race was slowed again on lap 14 when rookie Adrian Stahle spun at the top of turn two. Stahle did not continue.

On the ensuing restart with six laps remaining, Hansen proved he had the best car in clean air. While McDonald threw everything he had at the Beamsville teenager, including a late challenge on the outside, it was not enough to steal the victory. Regardless, McDonald was happy to be back in a car after a year absence from Sprint Car Racing.

“It was amazing,” McDonald said. “I couldn’t be happier. The car was good in clean air, but as soon as I got in dirty air I couldn’t really do much. I kept missing my marks and then lapped traffic kept screwing me up. As soon as I got back into clean air I was able to catch the No.88h and I just didn’t have anything for him coming out (of the corner). I moved my wing back at the end of the race and I should have done that sooner. Either way, I had a blast.”

Dykstra, who had a pair of wins on the tour last year, was third. Over the final five laps, Hunsinger went back to the outside, but twice got over the cushion, allowing Herron to claim the fourth spot. Hunsinger rounded out the top-five. Hansen, Herron, and Rob Neely claimed qualifying heat race wins to begin the night. Liam Martin of Binbrook, Ont. won the 10-lap B-Main and transferred to the A-Feature with fellow top-6 finishers Trevor Young, DJ Christie, Adrian Stahle, Johnny Miller and John Verney. Martin was also the Hard Charger in the main event, racing from the 19th starting spot to an eventual 13th-place finish.

The Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com will return to competition for round 2 of the 2019 series on Sunday, June 2 at Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ont. For more information on the Action Sprint Tour, including a full break down of the Series’ 2019 point fund and race purses as well as series rules, visit www.ActionSprintTour.com. _________________ Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Race Report May 20, 2019 Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ontario, Canada Total Entries – 29

Entry List No. Name – Hometown 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, Ont. 1eh Paul Klager – Beamsville, Ont. 3b Blaine Barrow – Welland, Ont. 5* DJ Christie – Beachville, Ont. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ont. 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ont. 10 Lofton Schuts – Oakland, Ont. 12 Brad Herron – Waterford, Ont. 14 Noelle Teal – Hagersville, Ont. 20 Johnny Miller – Six Nations, Ont. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. – St. Catharines, Ont. 24a AJ Lewis – Stoney Creek, Ont. 26 John Verney – Salmon Arm, B.C. 26x Terry Baker – Ancaster, Ont. 28 Jordan Hill – Ohsweken, Ont. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ont. 43 Darren Dryden – Freelton, Ont. 49h Jerry Hill – Hagersville, Ont. 49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, Ont. 50LS Adrian Stahle – Kitchener, Ont. 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, Ont. 52r Ryan Hunsinger – Caledonia, Ont. 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ont. 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, Ont. 70mm Dave McKnight Jr. – Brampton, Ont. 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, Ont. 83 Spencer Davis – Scotland, Ont. 88 Jesse McDonald – Caledonia, Ont. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ont.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 88H-Josh Hansen, [6]; 2. 88-Jesse McDonald, [1]; 3. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [4]; 4. 12-Brad Herron, [2]; 5. R52-Ryan Hunsinger, [3]; 6. 74-Rob Neely, [5]; 7. 28-Jordan Hill, [8]; 8. 1EH-Paul Klager, [12]; 9. 49L-Lucas Smith, [14]; 10. 70-Bailey Heard, [9]; 11. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [11]; 12. 08-Steven Beckett, [13]; 13. 29-Liam Martin, [19]; 14. 49H-Jerry Hill, [10]; 15. 68-Aaron Turkey, [7]; 16. 5-D.J. Christie, [21]; 17. 22JR-Al Gilletta, [16]; 18. 10-Lofton Schuts, [15]; 19. 26-John Verney, [22]; 20. 20-Johnny Miller, [23]; 21. 43H-Darren Dryden, [24]; 22. 51-Trevor Young, [18]; 23. (DNF) 50LS-Adrian Stahle, [20]; 24. (DNF) 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr, [17] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jesse McDonald 1-8; Josh Hansen 9-20 Hard Charger – Liam Martin +6 (19th to 13th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – Top 2 Redraw – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 88H-Josh Hansen, [2]; 2. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [4]; 3. 68-Aaron Turkey, [5]; 4. 26X-Terry Baker, [1]; 5. 08-Steven Beckett, [7]; 6. 49L-Lucas Smith, [8]; 7. 29-Liam Martin, [6]; 8. 51-Trevor Young, [9]; 9. 20-Johnny Miller, [10]; 10. 83-Spencer Davis, [3]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – Top 2 Redraw – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 12-Brad Herron, [3]; 2. R52-Ryan Hunsinger, [5]; 3. 28-Jordan Hill, [1]; 4. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [7]; 5. 1EH-Paul Klager, [8]; 6. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr, [2]; 7. 50LS-Adrian Stahle, [10]; 8. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [6]; 9. 43H-Darren Dryden, [9]; 10. (DNF) 24A-A.J. Lewis, [4]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – Top 2 Redraw – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 74-Rob Neely, [1]; 2. 88-Jesse McDonald, [4]; 3. 70-Bailey Heard, [2]; 4. 49H-Jerry Hill, [3]; 5. 10-Lofton Schuts, [7]; 6. 22JR-Al Gilletta, [5]; 7. 5-D.J. Christie, [6]; 8. 26-John Verney, [8]; 9. 14-Noelle Teal, [9]

B-Feature (10 laps – Top 6 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name [Starting Position] 1. 29-Liam Martin, [1]; 2. 51-Trevor Young, [4]; 3. 5-D.J. Christie, [3]; 4. 50LS-Adrian Stahle, [2]; 5. 20-Johnny Miller, [7]; 6. 26-John Verney, [6]; 7. 83-Spencer Davis, [10]; 8. 14-Noelle Teal, [9]; 9. 43H-Darren Dryden, [8]; 10. (DNF) 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [5]; (DNS) 24A-A.J. Lewis _________________ 2019 Action Sprint Tour Schedule Mon. May 20 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Josh Hansen Sun. June 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, On Sat. June 8 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway – Merlin, Ont. Mon. July 1 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. Sun. July 14 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. Tue. July 23 – Ohsweken Speedway – Six Nations, Ont. Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. Sun. August 11 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. Sat. August 17 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont. Sat. September 14 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA Website: www.ActionSprintTour.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ActionSprintTour Twitter: @ActionSprints

About the Action Sprint Tour: The Action Sprint Tour is a travelling Winged Sprint Car Series based in Ontario, Canada. The cars on the Action Sprint Tour are powered by GMC 602 Crate Motors modified specifically to fit a Sprint Car chassis. The Series ran its inaugural season in 2018 and in 2019 will run 10 races at five different Ontario tracks. Drivers will compete for a point fund and bonuses totaling $10,000. For additional information, including rules, event purse and series point fund, visit the Action Sprint Tour official website at www.ActionSprintTour.com.

 

 

FLICK FINALLY TAMES "410" SPRINTS AT SHARON FOR HIS 1ST WIN; WHITLING ENDS 7-YEAR WINLESS DROUGHT WINNING STOCK CAR THRILLER; KRISTYAK ENDS WOLBERT'S 5-RACE WIN STREAK WITH 1ST EVER IN RUSH MODS; RHOADES TAKES ECONO MODS

by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH May 18, 2019 After some morning rain, skies clears and Sharon Speedway was left with a warm and sunny afternoon that led into Saturday night's second racing program of the 90th anniversary season. The Menards "Super Series" event saw A.J. Flick-Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars, Bobby Whitling-Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Rob Kristyak-HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Ty Rhoades-Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods celebrate in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane. Also, Evan Darby picked up the Junior Sprints for kids victory on Nese's County Caf Night.

In his six years behind the wheel of a "410" Sprint Cars, A.J. Flick has always seemed to struggle at Sharon Speedway. On Saturday night, the three-time Lernerville Speedway Champion, finally stamped out his first career win at the Hartford, Ohio oval putting a slide job on George Hobaugh to take the lead on lap 19 and went on for the 30-lap feature win. Flick's victory was worth $3,000 and came over another strong field of Sprints at Sharon with 33 in the pit area. Flick became the 10th straight different "410" Sprint winner at Sharon dating back to last year.

"We were involved in an accident last night and I said on the way here nothing was going to stop me from winning this race," explained the 26-year-old Apollo, Pa. driver. "This money will help us out from what happened last night. I can't thank Sharon Speedway enough for what they're doing to promote 410 Sprint racing and giving us $3000 to race for. This is a big win for my team- the first of the year and first ever here. The track was awesome tonight- it was extremely racey and I hope everyone enjoyed that."

Hobaugh and Flick led the field to green as the duo battled side-by-side in the opening five laps before a caution for Cody Bova. When racing resumed, Clay Riney flipped to bring out the red. He was okay, but done for the event. Back under green, fourth starting Jack Sodeman, Jr., moved past Flick for second. While Sodeman chased Hobaugh in the race for the lead on the top, Flick went to the bottom to regain second on lap 13.

Hobaugh caught lapped traffic on lap 17 and two laps later Flick would make the winning move in turns one and two with a slide job. A caution for Dan McCarron slowed action for the final time with 22 laps scored. Hobaugh would try a slide job on the restart, but couldn't make it stick as Flick maintained the lead. Flick would be smooth through lapped traffic as he took the checkered flag first by 2.8 seconds in his Ferguson Heating & AC/Fence by Maintenance Service/Red Robin Gourmet Burgers/Chermega Construction-sponsored #2.

"It's always easier to be running second here," added Flick. "George (Hobaugh) had no idea what to do because he couldn't see where the faster cars were going. The lapped traffic was everywhere. You had to be maneuverable. I think George was probably the best car here and even Jack was good, but once I got passed for second I'm not going to settle. The only chance I had was to see what I had around the bottom. Somehow we got the car good enough to be like that and made up some ground- especially in the middle of (turns) three and four."

Hobaugh, who won his first career "410" race last year at Sharon, settled for second over Sodeman. Brandon Spithaler came from 16th to finish fourth over Brandon Matus. Andrew Palker was sixth ahead of Friday night's Lernerville winner, Sye Lynch. Ohio racers Trevor Baker and Jordan Ryan were eighth and ninth as Andy Priest completed the top 10. Hobaugh set fast time overall in qualifying with a lap of 13.689. Heat wins went to McCarron, Lynch, Matus, and Michael Bauer, while Darren Pifer won the last chance B main.

Bobby Whitling came out on top in what was nearly a race-long duel with Jackson Humanic in the 20-lap Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Car feature. Whitling overtook Humanic for good on lap 18 after Humanic got into the fence and went on for his first victory at Sharon in exactly seven years! Whitling's last win at the track actually came in a Crate Late Model on May 19, 2012. With more than a full field of cars on hand, Whitling's win was worth $700.

"He was up there running that cushion- I'm too old to be up there," joked the 46-year-old Franklin, Pa. driver. "I just figured I'd run the bottom and get what I could get. I saw he kept jumping the cushion and was having problems. I just hung in there and it worked out. There's a lot of good cars here- anyone can win and any given night. The track was great tonight- my favorite place. It had two grooves. There's so many young guys that are going to be great drivers so it makes it fun racing with them now."

Humanic kept Whitling at bay for the first five circuits before Whitling took the lead on a restart to lead lap six; however, Humanic regained the lead one lap later. On lap 12, Humanic got sideways allowing Whitling to once again resume the top spot. Whitling held the lead until Humanic drove back by Whitling coming off turn two on lap 14.

On lap 18, newcomer Tyler Wyant spun after making contact with Whitling to bring out the caution. Humanic chose the outside for the restart and would make contact with the fence racing off turn two allowing both Whitling and defending champion, Chris McGuire, to move into the top two positions. Whitling would fend off McGuire over the final three laps by a margin of just 0.103 of a second in his World of Wheels/R&R Enterprises/Precise Racing Products/Hoosier Tire/Genesis Racing Shocks/Jed`s Racing Engines-sponsored #7W. For Whitling, it was the 2000 track champion's third career Stock Car win and fourth overall at Sharon.

Humanic crossed the finish with a disappointing third ahead of teammate Gerry Bruce, who started 11th. Curt J. Bish was fifth. Completing the top 10 were Mike T. Miller, Paul Davis, Hunter Exley, Andy Thompson, and veteran Larry Kugel from the 21st starting spot. Heat winners were Whitling, Tim Bish, and Miller over the 28-car field. Bryan Wagner won the last chance B main.

Rob Kristyak not only ended his nearly eight-year winless drought, but also derailed Chas Wolbert's five-race win streak in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, which dated back to last season! Kristyak passed Kole Holden on lap 12 and held off Wolbert over the final two laps to score the 20-lap HTMA/Precise Racing Products-sponsored feature win- his first at Sharon since July 12, 2011 in a Big-Block Modified.

"It was a good race," acknowledged the 40-year-old Bristolville, Ohio driver. "These guys race clean in this division and there's a bunch of good racers and a lot of young guys. We're working on this new car and have some bugs to work out of it. We finally brought a good car to the table now. We have a real good crew, my wife allows me to do this, and we have fun. I have to thank everyone that helps out, my sponsors, and Sharon Speedway."

Tony Tatgenhorst raced out to the early lead in search of his first career win. Tatgenhorst held the lead until lap seven when a lapped car allowed Holden to take charge. Tatgenhorst then felt pressure from Kristyak, who would make the pass for second on lap nine. The race was slowed with 11 laps completed when newcomer Joe Gibson hit an infield tire to bring out a caution.

Back under green, Kristyak got a great restart and made the outside work to take the lead on lap 12. The two battled for a couple laps until Kristyak pulled away. Wolbert, who started 11th, made his way to third and finally worked his way by Holden for second on lap 19. Wolbert would run out of time as Kristyak took the checkered flag first for his 12th career win overall at Sharon by a margin of 1.951 seconds in his Mark Thomas Ford/Classic Auto Glass/Wedge Motorsports/Bristol Disposal/Texas Roadhouse/T&C Automotive/C&R Tire-sponsored #00.

Holden, Tatgenhorst, and David Kalb, Jr. completed the first five. Sixth through 10th were Jeremy Weaver, Jacob Jordan, Gary Haupt, Chelsie Kriegisch, and Kyle Martell. Heat winners were Tatgenhorst, Kristyak, and Gibson over the 22-car field.

The new RUSH Sportsman Modified "Wheelman" Non-Winners race presented by Ohio Intra Express and C&R Tire debuted on Saturday night for drivers that have never won a feature event in a full-size race car. Eight of the eligible 14 drivers took the green for the eight-lap race, which saw David Kalb, Jr. victorious. After finishing fifth in the regular feature event, Kalb led the entire caution-free event by 1.406 seconds over Tatgenhorst. The 17-year-old Aurora, Ohio driver earned $75 for the win in his Frankland Rear End/Newbury Tire-sponsored #11J. Third through fifth were Jacob Jordan, Greg Porter, and Cameron Nastasi.

They always say the first win is the hardest. After trying for years to break into victory lane at Sharon Speedway, Ty Rhoades finally accomplished the feat on July 28 of last year in the Econo Mods. Rhoades would add another victory in the 2018 season finale and on Saturday night was back in victory lane in 20-lap Summit Racing Equipment feature for the third time in the past six events!

"This is a 1992 throwback car to the Super Late Model my dad had that he won the track championship with," revealed the 28-year-old Pittsburgh, Pa. resident. "My parents always liked green and purple so I left it up to the lettering guy and it came out green. They say green is bad luck, but we'll see how it goes. We've been fighting some gremlins, but I can't thank everyone on my team enough. They've been busting their butts. David Stremme with Lethal Chassis and Dan Davies have been helping me out behind the scenes. I'm so blessed to have so many people on this car helping me, and my family behind me."

Rhoades started third and took the lead on the opening lap. Rhoades would survive several cautions including one that collected nearly half the field when outside pole-sitter Andy Buckley got sideways. Rhoades' third career win came by a winning margin of 1.609 seconds in his Bloom Machineworks/Trace Lawn & Landscaping/A&MP Electric/Talbar Inc./Dirt Rhoades Logging/Village Auto/Smokey Martins BBQ/Weldbark Energy-sponsored #12R.

Bud Watson started 15th and made his way to second at the finish with his new GM 602 crate engine. Wayne Tessean, who is subbing for Alan Dellinger until he recuperates from offseason surgery, drove Bob Williams' #7 from the 13th starting position to third at the finish. Buckley was fourth as Nate Young completed the top five. Heat victories went to Rhoades, Buckley, and Young over the 23-car field.

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars (30 laps, $3,000 to-win): 1. A.J. FLICK (2) 2. George Hobaugh (40) 3. Jack Sodeman, Jr. (23Jr) 4. Brandon Spithaler (22) 5. Brandon Matus (13) 6. Andrew Palker (57x) 7. Sye Lynch (42) 8. Trevor Baker (45) 9. Jordan Ryan (Chappel 8) 10. Andy Priest (McCandless 7N) 11. Dan Kuriger (08) 12. Michael Bauer (46) 13. Jimmy Morris III (Stafford 4N) 14. Darren Pifer (23) 15. Brent Matus (33) 16. Frankie Nervo (21N) 17. Jamie Myers (1) 18. Cody Bova (20B) 19. Dan McCarron (22M) 20. Troy Kingan (7) 21. Gary Kriess, Jr. (Frederick 55) 22. Henry Malcuit (70) 23. John Garvin, Jr. (J4) 24. Clay Riney (c1). DNQ: Darin Gallagher (12), Eric L. Williams (4W), Jeremy Kornbau (Dellinger 27K), Jared McFarland (250), Mark Rossey (66), Logan McCandless (29), Dylan Kingan (7DK), Leyton Wagner (38), Davey Jones (76).

Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars (20 laps, $700 to-win): 1. BOBBY WHITLING (7W) 2. Chris McGuire (63) 3. Jackson Humanic (17) 4. Gerry Bruce (Humanic z17) 5. Curt J. Bish (Tarr 29) 6. Mike T. Miller (T6) 7. Paul Davis (3) 8. Hunter Exley (23H) 9. Andy Thompson (5) 10. Larry Kugel (Duncan 67) 11. Steve D'Apolito (84) 12. Brian Carothers (02c) 13. Bryan Wagner (56) 14. Tyler Thompson (T2) 15. David Snyder (14D) 16. Gil Demello (22) 17. Shaun Hooks (65) 18. Tyler Wyant (24) 19. Tyler Kubic (222) 20. Rod Laskey (1R) 21. Mike Miller (81) 22. Rusty Moore (17M) 23. Tim Bish (11B) 24. Jamie Maxwell (6) 25. Jamie Duncan (67J)-DNS. DNQ: Mark Hopkins (69H), Jamie Scharba (11S), Jordan Perkins (13J).

HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds (20 laps): 1. ROB KRISTYAK (00) 2. Chas Wolbert (c3) 3. Kole Holden (2) 4. Tony Tatgenhorst (63T) 5. David Kalb, Jr. (11J) 6. Jeremy Weaver (14J) 7. Jacob Jordan (28J) 8. Gary Haupt (16) 9. Chelsie Kriegisch (10) 10. Kyle Martell (8) 11. Connor King (19) 12. Don Blaney (11B) 13. Greg Porter (25) 14. Calvin Clay (12c) 15. Amelia Clay (16c) 16. Joe Gibson (19G) 17. Cameron Nastasi (615) 18. Todd Gabriel (33G) 19. John McMillen (6) 20. Jordan Ehrenberg (JD57) 21. Jacob Wolfe (7) 22. Brandon Albert (30).

Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods (20 laps): 1. Ty Rhoades (12R) 2. Bud Watson (25) 3. Wayne Tessean (Williams 7) 4. Andy Buckley (Leamer 965) 5. Nate Young (42) 6. Dan McEwen (44) 7. Gary Olson (23) 8. Rick Wilson, Jr. (35) 9. Buzz Seitz (1) 10. Ray Gregory (82R) 11. Jarrett Young (21) 12. Pat Drennan (24) 13. Todd Canter (9T) 14. Bob Simmons (4RJ) 15. Kyle Adkins (311) 16. Brian Toto (8B) 17. Jacob Eucker (64) 18. Gary Robinson (44R) 19. Dustin DeMattia (77D) 20. Brent Coleman (01) 21. Ed Roberts (6s) 22. Mike Hillman (29)-DNS 23. Brian Huchko (60)-DNS.

Ohio Intra Express/C&R Tire RUSH Sportsman Modified "Wheelman" Non-Winners Race (8 laps, $75 to-win): 1. David Kalb, Jr. (11J) 2. Tony Tatgenhorst (63T) 3. Jacob Jordan (28J) 4. Greg Porter (25) 5. Cameron Nastasi (615) 6. Amelia Clay (16c) 7. Brandon Albert (30) 8. John McMillen (6) 9. Calvin Clay (12c)-DNS 10. Don Blaney (11B)-DNS 11. Jordan Ehrenberg (JD57)-DNS 12. Todd Gabriel (33G)-DNS 13. Joe Gibson (19G)-DNS 14. Jacob Wolfe (7)-DNS.

Coming up this Saturday night (May 25) will be the first appearance of the season by the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds in a Menards "Super Series" event. The winner will receive a guaranteed starting spot for the July 30 Super DIRTcar Series event. Also on the card will be the RUSH Sprint Cars, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, Econo Mods, and Junior Sprints. It's Twin-State Auto Racing Club 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.

 

 

Thunderbowl Raceway announces Faria Memorial/ Peter Murphy Classic double header June 7th and 8th

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – May 20, 2019…With last Saturday’s Peter Murphy Classic falling victim to rain the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway has announced that the rescheduled date will now be part of a two-night weekend, which features the Faria Memorial moving to Friday June 7th.

The annual Chris and Brian Faria Memorial will now open the double header weekend and will showcase the Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars, USAC West Coast Wingless Sprints, Western RaceSaver Sprint Cars and IMCA Stock Cars.

Adult reserved grandstand seats for the Chris and Brian Faria Memorial on Friday June 7th cost $18, while general admission bleacher tickets are $15. Kids 6-12 are $9 in the grandstands and $8 in the bleachers. Senior grandstand seats will be $16 and senior bleacher tickets are $13. The front gate will open at 3pm, with heat races scheduled to begin around 6pm.

On Saturday June 8th the sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic will conclude with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and the Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars. The purse for both divisions and format on Saturday will remain the same as originally scheduled.

Fans that purchased tickets for the previously scheduled running this past Saturday must hang onto those and use them for June 8th.

Adult reserved grandstand seats for the Peter Murphy Classic cost $30, while general admission bleacher tickets are $25 each night. Kids 6-12 will be $15 in the grandstands and $13 in the bleachers. Senior grandstand seats will be $28 and senior bleacher tickets are $23. The front gate will open at 3pm, with heat races scheduled to begin around 6pm. To reserve your seats, contact 559-688-0909. Plenty of tickets will also be available at the gate on race day.

Special thanks to all our partners for their support of the Thunderbowl Raceway including Merle Stone Chevrolet, Budweiser, Roth Motorsports, KRC Safety Company, Western Metal Company, Southwest Contractors, Double “D” Towing and JD Heiskel & Company.

For more on Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway visit our website www.thunderbowlraceway.com and like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tulare-Thunderbowl-Raceway-392991907541396/?fref=ts

The Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets at 620 South K Street Tulare, California 93274. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds. Camping is available for fans off turns three and four.

Upcoming events at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway:

Friday June 7: Chris & Brian Faria Memorial- Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars, USAC West Coast Sprints, Western RaceSaver Sprint Cars and IMCA Stock Cars

Saturday June 8: Peter Murphy Classic- King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and the Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars

Saturday September 28: Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Western RaceSaver Sprint Cars and IMCA Stock Cars

Thursday October 17: Abreu Vineyards 26th annual Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing - Winged 360 Sprint Cars

Friday October 18: Abreu Vineyards 26th annual Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing - Winged 360 Sprint Cars

Saturday October 19: Abreu Vineyards 26th annual Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing - Winged 360 Sprint Cars

 

 

Trombley Dominates CRSA Opener At The Land of Legends

For Immediate Release May 20th, 2019 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Canandaigua, NY – The 2019 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series kicked off the new season Saturday night at the Land of Legends Raceway. When all 25 A-Main laps were completed a familiar face stood tall in victory lane – Jeff Trombley.

The Albany County veteran entered the new season as a favorite to win his third straight series title. The opening day win was a huge step in becoming the first three-peat champion in series history.

By virtue of the pre-race redraw, Trombley and Emily VanInwegen led the field to the green with Trombley quickly taking the early race lead. VanInwegen would hold the second position until she spun on lap two and rolled the Mike VanDusen owned machine over onto its lid. Steve Glover was also collected in the incident. VanInwegen, who earlier in the afternoon graduated from Hudson Valley Community College, was not injured in the wreck.

Trombley controlled the restart and the remainder of the event. Trombley would bring home the win, his second of his Sprint Car career at the Canandaigua oval. Justin Mills, who one year ago was crowned CRSA Rookie of the Year, put on a late race charge to finish second. Eighth place starter Jason Whipple finished third with 11th place starter Johnny Kolosek and ninth place starter Jesse Pruchnik rounding out the top five.

The event was also the opening round of the 2019 CRSA/Land of Legends Raceway Five Star Series presented by SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment. Trombley, who finished fifth in the 2018 Five Star Series to champion Darryl Ruggles, leaves the Land of Legends as the points leader.

Heat races for the 18 drivers on hand were won by Trombley and Karlsen. The Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher Award went to Tom Fletcher, the Midstate Basement Authorities First Car Out Award went to Steve Cousins, the Maguire Family of Dealerships Magnificent Move of the Race Award went to Jesse Pruchnik, the Powder Tech Powder Coatings Hard Charger Award went to Darryl Ruggles (17th to 8th) and the Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Award went to Karlsen.

“I had the race won the last time here and gave it away so I told the (crew) I don't want to do that again,” Trombley said. “I Just tried to hit my lines tonight. The guys gave me a really fast car and that made it easy on my part.”

As is customary in Dirt Track racing, the track changes as the program goes on. On Saturday night it changed in Trombley’s favor.

“The track was awesome, turned out to be great by feature time after showing some bumps early on,” Trombley continued. “I want to thank all the fans for coming out tonight, got a great crowd and always fun to race here a couple times a year.”

The 2019 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series season rolls into the Weedsport Speedway on Memorial Day, Monday May 27th. This will be the first CRSA event held at the beautiful Weedsport Speedway.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.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 2019 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, Midstate Basement Authorities, Maguire Family of Dealerships, A-Verdi Storage Containers, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Kennedy’s Towing, Algonkin Motel, Powder Tech Powder Coatings, Magsarus Ingnitions, ProFab Engineering, Just Signs & Designs, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc.

Round #1 – Land of Legends Raceway – A-Main Finish (25 laps): 1. Jeff Trombley, 2. Justin Mills, 3. Jason Whipple, 4. Johnny Kolosek, 5. Jesse Pruchnik, 6. Erik Karlsen, 7. Alysha Bay, 8. Darryl Ruggles, 9. Dan Bennett, 10. Trevor Years, 11. Tom Fletcher, 12. Andy Jacobus, 13. Dan Craun, 14. Brandyn Griffin, 15. Emily VanInwegen, 16. Steve Glover, 17. Steve Cousins, (DNS) Jordan Noody

 

 

CUMMINS, MAY, BEADLES COLLECT WINS TO OPEN THE SEASON

Haubstadt, IN -May 18, 2019 - It was a victorious night for four time champion Kyle Cummins of Princeton, IN. The veteran sprint car racer made a clean sweep of the BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car Series portion of the MIDWEST MADNESS event at Tri-State Speedway Saturday night. Cummins set fast time to start the evening and then won his heat race and the 25 lap feature event. That victory was worth $2,500. The sweep also gave Cummins the point lead at the start of the season. Despite lining up fourth for the feature in a starting field with the top six heat race transfers inverted, Cummins took the lead on lap one. Then he put the Rock Steady Racing sprinter into auto-motion. He quickly pulled away from the field. Cummins lapped car after car. The other top five finishers were the only drivers on the lead lap at the finish. Cummins was at the wheel of a Mach 1 Sprint sponsored by Debra Corn Foster Care, Tim Mason Remax, and Greenwell Auto Body. The car is owned by Hank Byram of Dupont, IN. Tim Spindler serves as the crew chief. Donny Brackett of Ft. Branch, IN, would finish second. He held off 2018 MIDWEST MADNESS winner Stephen Schnapf along with Kent Schmidt, and Brady Short. The four competitors completed the top five. Aric Gentry recovered to finish sixth after being involved in an accident in turn four. Gentry was forced to make a quick visit to the work area under red flag conditions with only 10 laps to go. His car had turned over as he was unable to avoid another car driven by Dustin Christie. Dakota Jackson, Chet Williams, Brian Karraker, and Collin Ambrose rounded out the top ten. Stephen Schnapf became the first driver to win the new $100 Certified Rentals Hard Charger Award. The Evansville, IN, driver gained 9 hard fought spots in the feature. The Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award was presented to Jadon Rogers. The first and second heats For the BRANDEIS MSCS Sprints were won by Kent Schmidt and Donny Brackett.

In the Built Ford Tough MOWA Winged Sprints, Paul May of Terre Haute, IN, took the feature victory in a battle with Cory Bruns. It was a $2,000 pay day for May! Critter Malone was third followed by Clinton Boyles and Jeremy Standridge. Malone had started 13th and was on the move! The three MOWA heat races were victories for Paul Nienhiser, Paul May, and Clinton Boyles. The only sprint car driver present to compete with a winged and a non-wing car was Chayse Hayhurst. His best finish in the two back to back features was a 12th with the MSCS series.

In the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds Stan Beadles of Owensville, IN, collected the victory along with the $600 feature prize money. Beadles had some strong competition in the form of runner-up Levi Kissinger and Zach Fair who finished third. It was the closest finish of the program. Dustin Beck and Lance Foreman rounded out the top five. Heat race winners were Dustin Beck and Stan Beadles.

The next race at Tri-State Speedway will be The Memorial Weekend Classic on Sunday May 26th featuring the MSCS Sprints, MMSA Mini Sprints, and the UMP Modifieds. Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway & MSCS. RACE SUMMARY - MIDWEST MADNESS Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN, May 18, 2019

BRANDEIS MSCS SPRINTS (20 entries):

Top Overall Qualifier - Kyle Cummins, 13:392 seconds

FIRST HEAT - 5K Kent Schmidt, 3 Dakota Jackson, 11P Brady Short, 14 Jadon Rogers, 45 Eric Perrott, 7H Kyle Hathaway, 98 Brandon Morin-DNS SECOND HEAT - 4B Donny Brackett, 10 Aric Gentry, 23 Brian Karraker, 70 Jordan Kinser, 75 Dustin Christie, 79 Matt Humphrey, 20 Chayse Hayhurst THIRD HEAT - 3R Kyle Cummins, 38 Chet Williams, 36 Collin Ambrose, 61 Stephen Schnapf, 28 Brandon Mattox, 7R Ryan Bond

FEATURE (25 Laps) - 3R Kyle Cummins, 4B Donny Brackett, 61M Stephen Schnapf, 5K Kent Schmidt, 11P Brady Short, 10 Aric Gentry, 3 Dakota Jackson, 38 Chet Williams, 23 Brian Karraker, 36 Collin Ambrose, 14 Jadon Rogers, 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 28 Brandon Mattox, 79 Matt Humphrey, 7H Kyle Hathaway, 45 Eric Perrott, 70 Jordan Kinser, 75 Dudtin Christie, 7R Ryan Bond, 98 Morin-DNS

MOWA WINGED SPRINTS (23 entries):

FIRST HEAT - Paul Nienhiser, Cory Bruns, Brayton Lynch, Kody Kinser, Jim Moughan, Paul Hart, Kendall Ruble, George Crawford SECOND HEAT - Paul May, Joey Moughan, Jeremy Standridge, Jacob Patton, Critter Malone, Brayden Fox, Chayse Hayhurst, Robbie Standridge THIRD HEAT - Clinton Boyles, Cale Thomas, Jason Keith, Dustin Barks, Mike Terry Jr., Kyle Schuett, Zach Hampton

FEATURE - May, Bruns, Malone, Boyles, J. Standridge, Kinser, Joey Moughan, Thomas, Ruble, Lynch, Patton, Barks, Fox, Schuett, Hayhurst, Crawford, Hampton, Jim Moughan, Terry Jr., Nienhiser, Keith, Hart

UMP OPEN WHEEL MODIFIEDS (17 entries)

TOP OVERALL QUALIFIER - 84 Stan Beadles, 15.769 seconds

FIRST HEAT - 75 Dustin Beck, 95z Zach Fair, 8K Levi Kissinger, 41 Lance Foreman, mB4 Marty Lindeman, 55 Alex Love, 42K Neal Kramer, 35s Matthew Smith, 21H Michael Hussman SECOND HEAT -84 Stan Beadles, 14J John Baker, 07 Dane Heilman, 91K Jason Kibby, 87 Samantha Beadles, 71 Ricky Frasure, 0s Shannon Kissinger, 15 Brandon Justus

FEATURE (25 Laps) - 84 Stan Beadles, 8K Levi Kissinger, 95z Zach Fair, 75 Dustin Beck, 41 Lance Foreman, 91K Jason Kibby, 07 Dane Heilman, 14J John Baker, 15 Brandon Justus, 55 Alex Love, 0s Shannon Kissinger, 71 Ricky Frasure, mB4 Marty Lindeman, 35s Matthew Smith, 87 Samatha Beadles, 42K Neal Kramer

 

 

Graduation 2019 Celebrated at Double X Speedway

Sunday May 19, 2019

California, MO

By Dean Reichel

Graduates of area high schools for 2019 were welcomed to celebrate at Double-X Speedway Sunday night. Racers and fans turned out to enjoy the cool evening of races after many tracks across the state were forced to cancel their programs due to Mother Nature making her presence known on Saturday. With the help of some sunshine and a breeze on Sunday afternoon Kyle Wirts and crew were able to get the track into racing shape for the Sunday night event.

After a week off due to rain the previous weekend, the Super Stocks were the first to take the track in competition for a pair of heat races. Cole Henson utilized his front row starting position to take the lead on lap one and would carry the advantage for the duration of the event. Joe Miller would finish second, veteran Dale Berry edged his son Marshall Berry at the line to claim third. Second Super Stock heat saw Mark Davis leading the field to the green on the pole. However, Cody Frazon was not to be denied as he held even with Davis until turn three when he was able to clear the pole sitter and take the lead. At the checkered flag it was Frazon, followed by John Clancy in second, Mark Davis crossed the strip third and Brandon Hays was fourth.

The hobby stock class saw some new cars and drivers joining the evening competition. Kyler Girard and Jeremiah Wallingford brought the field to the green flag. Kyler Girard would take the lead at the start with Dakota Girard in tow. Heading to the white flag, Dakota Girard would make the pass and take the victory in heat one. Following him across the line were Kyler Girard, Chuck Coffey, Jeremiah Wallingford and John Canada respectively. Heat two saw Mike Schrader on the pole and opening night feature winner Kyle Smith. Schrader led the first three laps before Rick Girard made his way from the rear of the field to take over the lead on lap four. Following Girard under the checkered flag was Schrader, Smith, Isaiah Penton and Chris Kammerich.

360 Winged Sprint Cars have been a staple at Double-X since the beginning. In heat race number one it was veteran Randy Martin in the LCR#24 on the pole with Tyler Utz to the outside. At the green flag the two front row starters ran side by side with Utz taking a slight advantage. They would continue to duel with Utz remaining at the point. At the finish it was Utz, Tyler Blank with a last lap pass to claim second, Martin was third, Taylor Walton, Riley Kreisel and Timmy Smith would complete the racing order. Heat race number two saw Korey Bales pick up the win over Evan Martin. Ben Brown claimed third in the event, Kaitlyn Boland was fourth, Frank Brown finished fifth and Broc Elliott completed the field.

Feature races ran in the same order with the Super Stocks taking to the racing surface first. Cole Henson and Cody Frazon led the field to green with Frazon taking the early advantage. Henson would maintain second with Joe Miller and John Clancy both looking for a way to pass. Miller would make the pass for second on the low side of turn two on lap four and start to chase down the leader. Miller would gain ground in turns three and four on each lap but would come up just short at the checkered flag. John Clancy would finish a strong third with Cole Henson fourth and Mark Davis completing the top five. Completing the field respectively were Brandon Hays in sixth, Tyler Waters in seventh and Marshall Berry in eighth. Veteran Dale Berry was unable to make the call for the feature event.

The Hobby Stock division rolled out next with a mix of rear wheel and front wheel drive cars. Dakota Girard sat on the pole with Rick Girard to the outside. The feature lead was an all Girard show with the two front row starters wiring the field for the majority of the race. On lap ten leader Rick Girard made contact with a lapped car, however it was determined by track officials that the contact was the fault of the lapped car and the leader was placed back at the point. The remaining two laps continued the same as the prior ten with Rick Girard picking up the victory. Dakota Girard was second, Mike Schrader ran a strong third with Kyler Girard fourth and Chuck Coffey claiming fifth. Completing the running order in sixth through tenth respectively were Isaiah Penton, John Canada, Chris Kammerich, Kyle Smith and Jeremiah Wallingford.

The winged sprint car feature shaped up to be an exciting event with Tyler Utz and Korey Bales on the front row. Utz would lead the first two laps before Bales would take the point until sliding off of the top of turn two. On the restart Utz was back at the point with opening night feature event winner Tyler Blank in second. Utz would lead with Blank keeping pace, on lap 10 Blank would show his front wing to Utz on the low side of turn four and as Utz moved to protect the low line, Blank moved to the top shelf in 3 & 4 to make the pass for the lead. Evan Martin moved around Utz two laps later to take second and began to reel in the leader. Martin closed up to challenge for the lead on lap 22, but as he was working around the lapped car of Tyler Utz he slid over the berm in turn 1. Martin was able to keep his momentum and came back on the track as the yellow flag waved on for the stalled 75E of Broc Elliott. On the restart it was Blank, Evan Martin and Taylor Walton in the top three. On the restart Blank moved back to the low groove and held off Evan Martin to claim his second win on the season at Double-X. Taylor Walton was third, Riley Kreisel finished a good run in fourth and Ben Brown finished fifth. Randy Martin came home sixth, with early leader Korey Bales finishing seventh. Tyler Utz, after leading early, faded to eighth with Timmy Smith ninth and Kaitlyn Boland tenth. Broc Elliott and Frank Brown completed the finishing order.

Next Sunday night will be the 10th “Tribute to Jesse” Memorial race featuring the POWRi WAR non wing Sprint cars, the 360 winged sprint, super stocks and hobby stocks. Parking lot gates will open early for tailgating. This is always a special event for the Hockett family and we invite you to join us for this annual event to celebrate the lives of Jesse “The Rocket” Hockett and Daniel “The Wrench” McMillan. For more information check us out on Facebook or on the website. www.doublexspeedway.com Grandstand admission will be $15 and pit passes $30 for this special event.

 

 

Second chance brings first win for Walp at BAPS

Second chances don’t always happen, so when John Walp got one Saturday night at BAPS Motor Speedway, he took full advantage, leading from start to finish and winning the 20-lap PA Sprint Series feature.

It was Walp’s first feature win.

The 20-year-old racer from Wapwallopen had spun out while leading Friday night’s IMCA RaceSaver feature at Clinton County Speedway, so getting another chance at a front-row starting spot was too good to pass up. Walp grabbed the lead from fellow front-row starter Jaremi Hanson and held Hanson at bay to score a 2.319-second victory.

“The car was awesome,” an emotional Walp said in Victory Lane. “The track held moisture all night. We were spot on. I couldn’t ask for anything better.”

The 2017 PASS Rookie or the Year thanked his sponsors, GMS Piling Products, Dotzel Trucking, La Napoli Pizza II, Hammaker Race Engines, Whitebread Racing Enterprises, DeFebo Graphics, John and Karen Matrafailo, and his parents.

BAPS was a likely place for Walp’s breakthrough in his #5 sprinter. His best previous finish in PASS/IMCA was a runner-up showing at this track last August, and he finished third in the feature on April 20. Still, with the likes of this year’s prior BAPS feature winners Zach Newlin and Cale Reigle in the field, along with Ken Duke Jr., the season’s hottest competitor in the series, the going was bound to be tough.

It was Hanson, though, who proved the most troublesome, stalking Walp throughout the event but never able to complete a challenge. The runner-up finish was Hanson’s best so far this season, though, in the Ort Signs #36.

Bordentown, N.J., racer Larry McVey came home third, followed by Doug Dodson of Middletown and Newlin (Millerstown). Duke, Keith Prutzman, Reigle, Donnie Hendershot and Clinton County winner Jared Zionkowski rounded out the Top 10.

The feature’s only serious incident came early when Devin Adams and Jay Krout tangled, with the latter flipping. Neither driver was injured.

Nick Sweigart was the night’s hard charger, advancing nine spots from 23rd to 14th. For that run, he’ll receive a hand-made, miniature replica of his car from Jeff Jacobs of Artwerks.

Heat races for the 32-car field were won by Dodson, Johnny Scarborough, Duke and McVey, with Kirsten Hess taking the consolation race victory.

PIT NOTES – The most recent IMCA RaceSaver national points include seven drivers from Saturday’s race in the Top 20. Ken Duke Jr. continues to lead.

This weekend, the PA Sprint Series will take part in the East Coast Nationals interregional competition at Hagerstown Speedway, with racing scheduled for both Friday and Saturday nights. More than two dozen PASS/IMCA competitors have preregistered for one or both nights, and the total number of entrants could be two to three times that many. The Mason-Dixon late model series also will have the first event in its three-race “shootout” as part of the program.

Saturday, May 18, BAPS Motor Speedway PASS/IMCA Results

HEAT 1 – 1. 20-Doug Dodson; 2. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 3. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 4. 54A-Austin Burke; 5. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 6. 2-Erin Statler; 7. 55-Domenic Melair; 8. 8D-Scott Ellerman.

HEAT 2 – 1. 61-Johnny Scarborough; 2. 5-John Walp; 3. 50-Jay Krout; 4. 23-Samantha Lieberman; 5. 24L-Ian Cumens; 6. 44K-Kirsten Hess; 7. 17K-Kyle Keen; 8. 97-Kenny Heffner.

 

 

Krummert Doubles Down at Michaels Mercer Raceway;
Dobroski, Robinson, and Shook also Score Wins

(Mercer, PA May 18, 2019): Garrett Krummert scored the daily double on Military Night by sweeping both the Diehl Ram Big Block Modifieds and the Turn 4 Toilets Fastrak Limited Modifieds at Michaels Mercer Raceway. Joining him in victory lane were Greg Doborsky (Hards Welding and Fabrication/River Valley Butcher Block Racesaver 305 Sprints), Chris Robinson (Barris Trucking Modified Lites), and Shane Shook (Ray's Racing Collectibles/Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks).

Krummert, a very tired but happy driver, owns his own Big Block but is a hired gun in the Fastrak division. He gave props to his Fastrak car owner, Jerry Schaffer, and all of the family, friends, and crew that helped him get to victory lane twice. Krummert thought that he would run second to Rex King, Sr. when he saw the starting line-up, "I'll be honest, when I saw Rex on the outside front row, I figured if we could run second, it would be a good night, and early on, we went to the top in one and two and it sucked." But, after switching lines, he developed a lead over King Sr. "I thought that we'd be alright, so anytime you beat the Kings here, you beat the best. I was so tired, so maybe the old saying is slower is faster is probably true." Krummert summed things up by thanking the fans and the Michaels family for reopening the track. "You can't win two if they're not open."

Some of the division's heavy hitters started at the front of the 25 lap feature for the Diehl Ram Big Block Modifieds. Kyle Fink was on the pole, with Rex King, Sr. on his flank. J.R. McGinley and Krummert were in the second row. Tommy Glenn and Jeremiah Shingledecker were in row three. Two-time winner Rex King, Jr. lined up in the seventh spot, with Erik Martin beside him. Lonnie Riggs and Dave Murdick rounded out the top ten for the start.

When the green flag was displayed, Rex King Sr. seized the lead, but a caution on lap one set up a restart.
This time, Krummert was up for the challenge. He led King into turn one, with Fink, Shingledecker, McGinley, and King Jr. in tow. Krummert maintained the advantage through the next caution, on lap five, for another two-car tangle.

On the ensuing restart, Krummert led, but King Sr. was applying the pressure. Fink raced along in third, but McGinley and Shingledecker were swapping the fourth spot. Riggs entered the picture, dicing with King Jr. for sixth. Murdick, Kevin Hoffman, and Jimmy Holden were also fighting for positions in the top ten. Holden's run was impressive to that point as he started in the eleventh row after suffering a motor problem in his heat race.

With nine laps remaining, the race had its final stoppage for another two-car jingle. Krummert took the lead again, but King Sr. got is nose ahead to lead lap 18. Fink was third, and challenging. Shingledecker held down fourth, and Riggs was up to fifth after McGinley pitted for a fresh tire unded that caution. Krummert regained the point, and now Fink was working over King Sr. for the second spot. Their battle would rage until the end of the race.

Krummert stretched his advantage to over 1.7 seconds at the checkers. King Sr. was second, with Fink, Shingledecker, and Riggs completing the top five. King Jr. led the second batch to the finish line. Murdick, Hoffman, and Holden were next across. Will Thomas grabbed the tenth spot.

There were three heats for the 23 cars on hand. Wins went to King Sr., Riggs, and Krummert. There was no B Main.

In the Turn 4 Toilets Fastrak Modifieds, Brandon Ritchey and Garrett Krummert had the first row. Lined up in the second row for the 20 lapper were Gage Priester and Jerry Schaffer. Michael Kristyak and Brian Sadler were in the third row. Erik Martin, Tom Urey, Shayne Izzo, and Jim Bryce were the other starters in the top ten.

Krummert jumped out front, followed by Ritchey, J. Schaffer, Kristyak, and Sadler. Five laps into the race, J. Schaffer took second away from Ritchey. Martin worked his way up to fourth, while Kristyak was fighting with Brian Schaffer for fifth. On lap ten, Martin's strong run came to an end, as he brought out the second caution of the race.

The racers reeled off another six rounds without interruption. While Krummert and Ritchey ran out front, there was a family feud between Jerry and Brian Schaffer for the third position. Izzo and Sadler were racing in fifth and sixth when the final caution was displayed.

There were no changes in the running order at the front of the field over the final four laps, which was a bit of a surprise given the fact that Izzo was driving a wounded car. His mount sustained a bent rear wheel.
Following Krummert, Ritchey, B. Schaffer, J. Schaffer, Izzo, and Sadler were Jason Huffnagle, Dillon Barr, Josh Hinchberger, and Clayton Deems.

The pair of heats went to Krummert and Izzo. No B Main was needed for the 18 cars that registered.

Greg Dobroski led wire to wire in the Hards Welding and Fabrication/River Valley Butcher Block Racesaver 305 Sprints. He started on the pole, with Kyle Colwell on the outside. Chad Hill made his first start of the season in third, with Will Fleming next to him. Andy Cavanaugh and Nathan Kline were in the third row for the start of the 15 lap contest.

At the green, Dobroski surged ahead. Fleming immediately went to second, followed by Colwell, Hill, and Cavanaugh. Johnny Walker brought out the first yellow on lap four, but the more significant incident was the two-car incident on lap six involving Hill and Cavanaugh. Hill was done, but Cavanaugh was able to continue.

Over the final nine laps, Vince Daugherty was moving forward. He reached third by the time the checkers were shown to the field. Dobrosky and Fleming saw them first, of course. Colwell was fourth and Jacob Gomola in fifth. Kline, Chase Matheney, Cavanaugh, Walker, and Toby Hanlon completed the top ten.
Preliminaries went to Hill and Gomola. There was no B Main for the dozen competitors.

It was a father and daughter front row for the Barris Trucking Modified Lites. Vivian Jones had the pole and Rod the outside. Cole Petrelle and Logan Lewis were in the second row and Ayden Cipriano and Chris Robinson in the third.

Rod led Vivian into turn one, followed by Petrelle, Lewis, and Cipriano. Cipriano brought out the first of several cautions. On the restart, Robinson, Petrelle, and Lewis moved ahead. A handful of laps later, Robinson took the lead. Rod Jones continued in second fo4r another lap before retiring from the race.

Robinson led the rest of the way. Teddy Williams raced up to second from tenth on the grid. Shane Webb was third. Jeff Davis nipped Jacob Isenhart at the finish line by the slimmest of margins, .001 seconds, to claim fourth. Dusty Frantz, Jordan Simmons, Charlie Armstrong, Tiffany Williams, and Eric Marsh completed the top ten.

Three heats sorted the twenty-four car field. Ted Williams, Petrelle, and Rod Jones were the winners. There was no B Main.

Another big field signed in for the Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks. DeWayne Redinger led the first two laps from his front row starting spot. But Shane Shook climbed from tenth to take the lead on lap three, while Mike Porterfield came from sixth to third. He took second on lap five and gave chase until the final laps of the race.

Following Shook across the fine at the end of the night was Redinger, Joe Campbell, Porterfield, and Steve Longwell, Sr. Jason Pavlick, David Macrae, Dan Hittle, David Coffin, and Johnny Bruce, Sr. completed the top ten.

Four heat races belonged to Redinger, Sook, Campbell, and Tim Callahan. The B Main victor was Coffin.

There will be no racing on the oval at Michaels Mercer Raceway over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Instead, the pulling pit will be the center of attention. An exciting program will be presented for all sorts of trucks and tractors under the leadership of the Northwest PA Pullers Association and Power Pull Productions. Racing will resume on the track June 1. It will be a Fast Five program, along with Junior Sprints and bicycle races for the children presented by Ray's Racing Collectibles. It will also be Twin State Auto Racing Club night.

Diehl Ram Big Blocks: Garrett Krummert, Rex King, Sr., Kyle Fink, Jeremiah Shingledecker, Lonnie Riggs, Rex King, Jr., Dave Murdick, Kevin Hoffman, Jimmy Holden, Will Thomas, Skip Moore, J.R. McGinley, Tommy Marshall, III, Bob Warren, Eric Martin, Shawn Kozar, Rich Whitney, Tommy Glenn, Brad Rapp, Rick Regalski, Max Smoker, Kevin Green (DNS), Dave Reges (DNS).

Turn 4 Toilets Fastrak Limited Modifieds: Garrett Krummert, Brandon Ritchey, Brian Schaffer, Jerry Schaffer, Shayne Izzo, Brian Sadler, Jason Huffnagle, Dillon Barr, Josh Hinchberger, Clayton Deems, Tom Urey, Gage Priester, Justin Halicki, Erik Martin, Lucas Degloat, Steve Slater, Jim Bryce, Michael Kristyak.

Hards Welding and Fabrication/River Valley Butcher Block Racesaver 305 Sprints: Greg Dobrosky, Will Fleming, Vincent Daugherty, Kyle Colwell, Jacob Gomola, Nathan Kline, Chase Matheney, Andy Cavanaugh, Johnny Walker, Toby Hanlon, Chad Hill, Mike Lutz, Jr. (DNS).

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series
Race #5 Saturday May 18th 2109
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series
Natural Bridge Speedway, Virginia
Tom Humphries Takes the Bridge
On the first summer like day Tom Humphries figured out what he needed to get back to victory lane. The feature only event had Charlie Ware and Bill Rice on the front row as the field went green with Rice out first. Rice was trying to gap the field but Humphries stayed right on him. Jerald Harris was making his way after the front two first getting by Charlie Ware then Daren Bolac. Humphries was by Rice and was checking out as Harris closed on Rice, Harris went low in to second and the chase was on. The laps were clicking off as Harris kept closing as they went under the white flag they were side by side. Going in to turn one Humphries had a cleaner line and pulled out a car length on Harris and he held it under the waving checkered flag. At the line it was Tom Humphries, Jerald Harris, Bill Rice, Daren Bolac, Tony Harris, Chris Ware and Charlie Ware.
Next week it’s off to Hagerstown Speedway on Friday night May 24th and Saturday night May 25th for the First Annual East Coast Sprint Nationals for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars.
Thanks for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

Jake Karklin Wins Wild TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour Event at Harris Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HARRIS, N.C. (May 19, 2019) - Jake Karklin captured an action-packed TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour feature event on Saturday at Harris Speedway.

Karklin is the only driver to finish on the podium during both races this season.

Brandon McLain finished in the runner-up position with John Karklin placing third, Mike Jackson fourth and Mike Sellers fifth.

One of the biggest moments of the night came just after the midpoint of the 25-lap main event as Sean Vardell's engine cut off coming out of turn four. As he drifted up the track to get out of the way of his fellow competitors, the fourth car in line - Bronzie Lawson - wasn't able to spot Vardell until it was too late. Lawson hopped Vardell's right rear tire and flipped down the frontstretch. Lawson did go to the hospital, but has been released.

Vardell and George Blaney were the heat race winners.

The next TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour race is a non-points event next Friday and Saturday at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Md.

The next points race for the series is June 8 at 311 Speedway in Pine Hall, N.C. That event will have one of the biggest paying purses in the history of the series. The winner will receive $1,000 with second earning $550 and third $475. It pays $311 to start the A Main.

VP Racing Fuels is putting up one free drum of M1 methanol to the team with the longest haul.

The event will be the first of several live streamed events through Total Sports Network. The series will host qualifying that night. The Fast Time Award pays $50 and one oil change from TriboDyn Lubricants.

TRIBODYN LUBRICANTS CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR RESULTS AT HARRIS SPEEDWAY (May 18, 2019) -

A Main : 1. Jake Karklin; 2. Brandon McLain; 3. John Karklin; 4. Mike Jackson; 5. Mike Sellers; 6. Bobby Komisarski; 7. Shawn Mott; 8. Sonny Stroud; 9. George Blaney; 10. Sean Vardell; 11. Bronzie Lawson; 12. Chaz Woodward; 13. Frank Peters.

Heat 1 : 1. Sean Vardell; 2. Sonny Stroud; 3. Mike Sellers; 4. John Karklin; 5. Frank Peters; 6. Chaz Woodward; 7. Mike Jackson.

Heat 2 : 1. George Blaney; 2. Brandon McLain; 3. Bobby Komisarski; 4. Bronzie Lawson; 5. Jake Karklin; 6. Shawn Mott.

2019 FEATURE WINNERS -

Jake Karklin - 1 (Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C., on May 18) and Nick Tucker - 1 (Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C., on April 27)

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Md. (non-points)

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://www.carolinasprinttour.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolina305tour

MARKETING PARTNERS -

TriboDyn Lubricants, VP Racing Fuels, Superior Steering Wheels, Newlin Bar Service, Pitbull Lifts, Velocita Racewear and Next Level Custom Apparel

ABOUT CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR -

The TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour is a RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series that primarily competes in North Carolina and South Carolina. There are 16 points-paying races on the 2019 schedule as well as two non-points races on tap. Additionally, series drivers will see an increased payout at most tracks this year.

 

 

KRESSLEY AND HIRTHLER WIN NASCAR FEATURES, BUCKWALTER TOPS IN USAC EAST COAST SPRINT FEATURE AT GRANDVIEW

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. May 19, 2019 . . . Brett “The Threat” Kressley, behind the wheel of the Kressley family owned No. 19K, scored his second 30-lap TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified feature victory on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway in a down-to-the wire battle with Skyler Sheriff, the leader since the beginning of the event. The pair had several laps of paint swapping battles, but with one lap to go the Orefield based lead foot muscled the lead away from Sheriff and went on to chalk up the win.

Brian Hirthler, who’s regular No. 4 Star was waiting for repairs, borrowed his Brother Kevin’s backup No. 117X with a crate engine in it and won his first TP Truck Equipment 25-lap Sportsman NASCAR feature of the season. It was the same car Kevin won the opening race in. Brian received an extra $100 from the track for being the highest finishing driver with a crate engine.

Tim Buckwalter, doing double duty driving Modifieds and Sprints piloted the GEI-owned No. 5G to victory in the 25-lap Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars feature. It was just the second time for Buckwalter in the car.

Providing all feature winners met the necessary requirements, the Modified and Sportsman feature winner got monetary awards from TP Trailers and a certificate from VP Fuels for product awards. Sheriff and Mohr won the Dan’s Deli -way hoagie award.

More than 100 cars took part in the three division show.

Modified action saw Sheriff motor ahead of rookie Steve Wilson, Ron Seltmann Jr., Ron Kline and Mike Laise at the start of the race to set the pace for the 31-car starting grid that included provisionals taken by Craig Whitmoyer, Jeff Strunk and Craig Von Dohren.

The yellow was out when Bob Trapper Jr. slowed in the fourth turn with ten laps completed. Sheriff was still the leader on the restart, but now Seltmann Jr. was second and when he put in a bid for the lead he was taken high into the first turn marbles. He stayed out of the wall, but fell back several positions.

By the 13th lap restart needed when Buckwalter slowed in turn two, Kressley, 13th-place starter, advanced to second to pressure Sheriff for the top spot.

Behind Sheriff and Kressley waiting for a slip-up were Duane Howard, Ron Kline and Jared Umbenhauer.

The red was thrown on the 23rd lap after Frank Yankowski hit the third turn wall with heavy impact and had flames coming out from underneath his car which was extinguished quickly. Alex Yankowski was along the third turn inside berm with both out of contention. Sheriff held his line when action resumed, but not he had to contend with Howard, who was in the runner-up spot making his presence known.

Sheriff and Howard exchanged paint on occasions and with five to go Kressley was back in second with Howard, Umbenhauer and now Rick Laubach in pursuit.

The battle for the lead continued between Sheriff and Kressley with neither one giving an inch as the race progressed. Both drivers swapped lanes several times, but the outcome remained the same.

Coming around for the one to go signal Kressley made a bold move and managed to take the lead away after using every inch of the track to find a way around.

Kressley didn’t give Sheriff another chance to regain the lead and pulled into the winner’s circle for his 11th career win. Following him across the line for his best finish was Sheriff trailed by Howard, Umbenhauer and Laubach. Sixth through tenth were Frank Cozze, Mike Laise, Von Dohren, Ryan Grim and Doug Manmiller.

Steve Wilson, Sheriff, Buckwalter and Bobby Gunther Walsh won the heats. Consies went to Kyle Weiss and Louden Reimert.

For the third straight week, ten-time point champion Jeff Strunk failed to finish the race.

Derrick Smith led four laps of the Sportsman feature before Brad Brightbill slowed with a flat tire in the first turn for the yellow. On the restart Nathan Mohr jumped into the lead to take control of the race.

It didn’t take Mohr long to build up a sizeable lead over Smith, Mike Mammana, Kyle Lilick and Nate Brinker.

Lap 13 was certainly an unlucky won for Mohr as his car seized up bringing him to a halt in turn two bringing out the caution. Mammana, who inherited the lead, wasted no time staying in front of the pack when action went green again with Smith, Brinker, Hirthler and Lilick in pursuit.

Hirthler overtook second on the 17th lap and set his sights on Mammana and the lead.

The lead changed hands for the fourth and final time on the 22nd lap when Hirthler overtook first.

Hirthler, whose contact in his right eye shifted earlier in the race and he had to rely on his left eye until it moved to a comfortable spot, never looked back once he was in front and proceeded into victory lane for his fourth career win. Mammana, Smith, Lilick and Brinker chased him across. Ryan Beltz, Brad Grim, Jack Butler, Brad Arnold and Brightbill rounded out the top ten.

Heats were won by Mohr, Mammana and Josh Adams. The consi went to Butler.

Joey Biasi led the USAC Sprint feature for four laps before Buckwalter charged to the front of the pack.

Chasing Buckwalter for numerous laps were Biasi, Carmen Perigo, Ryan Quackenbush and Steve Drevicki.

Quackenbush’s strong run ended when he slowed on the homestretch to bring out the seventh lap caution. It was still Buckwalter ahead with Chandler Leiby joining the mix.

Drevicki was on the move as he went from fourth to second in one lap to take chase after Buckwalter.

No one was able to reel Buckwalter in to challenge and he went on to take the checkered followed by Drevicki, Perigo, Biasi and Leiby.

Perigo, Biasi and Buckwalter won the heat winners. Zach Burd picked up the consi win.

Next Saturday, May 25, a doubleheader show of NASCAR T.P.Trailers Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman closes out the month of May as the battle for the NASCAR titles goes on. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $15 with youngsters 11 and under admitted free. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Coming up on June 1st is the first of two visits for the Central PA Legends as part of a tripleheader show that will also feature the NASCAR Modifieds and Sportsman stock cars. There is no increase in the admission price for this tripleheader.

RACE RESULTS

T.P. Trailers Modified Feature (30-laps): 1. Brett Kressley, 2. Skyler Sheriff, 3. Duane Howard, 4. Jared Umbenhauer, 5. Rick Laubach, 6. Frank Cozze, 7. Mike Laise, 8. Craig Von Dohren, 9. Rayan Grim, 10. Doug Manmiller, 11. Kyle Weiss, 12. Clay Butler, 13. Dylan Swinehart, 14. Ron Seltmann Jr., 15. Bobby Gunther Walsh, 16. Craig Whitmoyer, 17. Justin Grim, 18. Tim Buckwalter, 19. Ron Kline, 20. Alex Yankowski, 21. Frank Yankowski, 22. Louden Reimert, 23. Danny Erb, 24. Steve Wilson, 25. Jordan Henn, 26. Meme DeSantis, 27. Kevin Hirthler, 28. Bobby Trapper, 29. Jeff Strunk, 30. Steve Swinehart, DNQ: Mike Lisowski, Brett Gilmore, Briggs Danner, Joe Funk, Richie Hitzler, Ron Myers, Ray Swinehart, Mark Levy, Brian Houseknecht, John Willman, Kyle Kania, Eric Behm, Kory Fleming, Steve Young, Ryan Lilick, Glenn Owens.

T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman Feature (25-laps): 1. Brian Hirthler, 2. Mike Mammana, 3. Derrick Smith, 4. Kyle Lilick, 5. Nate Brinker, 6. Ryan Beltz, 7. Brad Grim, 8. Jack Butler, 9. Brad Arnold, 10. Brag Brightbill, 11. Mark Kemmerer, 12. Kyle Smith, 13. Dean Bachman, 14. Andrew Kreis, 15. Brandon Edgar, 15. Jesse Landis, 17. Scott Kohler, 18. Joey Vaccaro, 19. Andy Clemmer, 20. Josh Adams, 21. Sean Weiss, 22. Nathan Mohr, 23. Steve Desmelyk, 24. Tom Miller. DNQ: Lex Shive, Parker Guldin, Ray Cost, Chris Esposito, Warren Floyd Jr.

USAC Sprint Feature (25-laps): 1. Tim Buckwalter, 2. Steve Drevicki, 3. Carmen Perigo, 4. Joey Biasi, 5. Chandler Leiby, 6. Tyler Brehm, 7. Mike Thompson, 8. Jonathan Swanson, 9. Steve Surniak, 10. John Stehman, 11. David Swanson, 12. Jason Cherry, 13. Zach Burd, 14. Bryan Quackenbush, 15. Chris Allen, 16. Eddie Strada, 17. Eric Jennings, 18. Connor Loeffler, 19. Bill Unglert, 20. Jake Winters. DNQ: Kyle Lick.

 

 

Kofoid scores exciting 410 win at Fremont; Weaver tames 305s, Valenti again in trucks

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - Michael "Buddy" Kofoid had only raced at Fremont Speedway twice, including Saturday, May 18. But, the 17-year-old Penngrove, California driver looked like a long-time veteran, handling a tricky track surface, passing for the lead late in the 410 sprint feature and holding off a challenger to score his first ever win at "The Track That Action Built" on Kistler Engines Night.

Kofoid, who looked to be heading for his first win in Ohio the previous night at Attica Raceway Park only to suffer a minor issue and finish third, tracked down race long leader Travis Philo with 10 laps to go to take the lead and then held off fast qualifier Justin Peck to score the $4,000 win thanks to Spanky's Pizza of Carey. Kofoid unofficially takes the lead in the point standings in All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group.

"That was probably the most physically and mentally tough race I've ever run. I was so determined and I had so much adrenaline and it keeps you going in the seat. My hands are so cramped right now I can barely pull a tear off and pull myself out of my car. Yesterday at Attica we had a lot of speed and probably should have won but had some issues but having that much speed gave me a big momentum boost. I had to sack up and run the rough stuff. I felt like I knew I was making it work in three and four a car width higher than them and a couple of times I tried way to high and almost blew myself into the turn four wall. I figured it out right through the middle above those guys," said an exhausted Kofoid in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

"I can't thank Ed Neumeister enough for giving me an amazing opportunity for me to fulfill my dream and come out here and race full time. Of course the Linders for all their help and letting me live with them. Also thanks to Gill Construction, CK Plumbing, Linder's Speed Equipment, DMI, AL Driveline, ProShocks...without those guys I wouldn't be standing here," Kofoid added.

Former Fremont Speedway track champion Paul Weaver battled with Luke Griffith throughout the opening half of the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature before grabbing the lead on lap 12 and holding off Jamie Miller for his 48th career victory at the track. Weaver is tied for seventh on the track's all-time win list. The victory puts Weaver in the running for the championship of the KS Sales and Service AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer sales.

"Running second wasn't bad...your focus was on getting into the lead and you really didn't think about the track. But once you got into the lead then it got really rough. I want to thank Bob Hampshire and Dave Rice for the motor on this deal, my nephew Daniel, Schiets Motorsports, B&B Drain...they just come on board, Russ Adkins come on this year to help out...I can't thank them enough," said Weaver.

While the stat sheet will show Fostoria, Ohio's Shawn Valenti led all 20 laps of the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature it wasn't easy as former track champion Kent Brewer challenged him the entire distance. But, Valenti was able to hold on for the win, his 48th career victory at the track to tie him with Weaver for seventh on the all-time win list. It was his second victory of the year at Fremont and third overall of 2019 in the truck division, having scored the win at Attica the previous week.

"The track was something else tonight but I know these guys are working on it to make it the best they can be and hopefully now we can get the bad weather behind us and get some racing in. The top looks like the smoothest but Kent stuck his nose down there so I had to go down there. I have to thank the Babcocks for everything they do for me, Craig Miller Trucking, Speedways Bar and Grill out of Bradner, Gressman Powersports, Best Performance Motorsports, A Plus Auto Center and everyone who helps out," said Valenti.

At the drop of the Silver Top Bar and Grill Green Flag for the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint 30-lap A-main outside front row starter Travis Philo jumped into the lead but after a lap was completed a three car tangle involving Jac Haudenschild, Byron Reed and Trey Jacobs slowed the pace. On the restart Philo pulled away from Dale Blaney, Justin Peck, Joey Saldana, Nate Dussel and Kofoid. While Kofoid pulled away, Blaney and Peck battled hard for second with Peck taking the spot on lap six and quickly closed on Philo. That left Blaney to battle Saldana for third with Kofoid joining in on that fun by lap 10.

As Philo and Peck ran nose to tail, Saldana took third on lap 11 with Blaney and Kofoid continuing to apply pressure. The leaders raced into lapped traffic just before the half way point when Kofoid used the middle groove to take third from Saldana three laps latter. With 10 laps to go it was now a three car battle for the lead involving Philo, Kofoid and Peck. Kofoid once again used the middle line to grab the lead on lap 21, with Peck taking second a lap later. Peck tried lap after lap to get around Kofoid but to no avail.

Kofoid took the checkers half a car length over Peck with Philo, Saldana and Nate Dussel rounding out the top five.

In the 305 feature outside front row starter Luke Griffith grabbed the early lead over Jimmy McGrath, Weaver and Seth Schneider. Weaver quickly moved into second but Griffith started to pull away as Schneider took third and Jamie Miller and Tyler Street rounding out the top five. Weaver used lapped traffic to reel Griffith in and took the lead on lap 12 just as the caution flew for a Schneider spin. On the restart Miller drove around Griffith into second and stayed within striking distance of Weaver. The veteran Weaver worked his way through the lapped cars and drove to the win over Miller, Griffith, Street and John Ivy.

Valenti, who started outside the front row, quickly took the lead in the dirt truck feature over Keith Sorg, Brewer and Jim Holcomb. Brewer took second on a restart on lap four and hounded Valenti until a caution slowed the pace with four laps to go. In the shoot out Valenti was able to hold off both Brewer and Holcomb for the win with John Brooks and Sorg rounding out the top five.

Fremont Speedway has a big Memorial Day weekend double-header. It begins Saturday, May 25 as the FAST 410 Series invades along with the 305 sprints. General admission is only $10 for adults. The following night, Sunday, May 26, Tony Stewart's Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobile 1 return to "The Track That Action Built" after a three year absence. The dirt trucks join the card on Sunday.

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

About Kistler Engines – www.kistlerengines.com

Kistler Engines was established in 1993 and builds lightweight, high performance racing engines with a commitment to quality. At Kistlers we pride ourselves in high tech, innovative designs, producing highly competitive engines for sprint cars (410 c.i., 360 c.i. and 305 c.i.), as well as, late models and midgets. Kistler Engines has also earned a great reputation for our service among professional race teams due to our quick turnaround time on engine rebuilds. Kistlers uses of state-of-the art equipment, the highest standard quality parts and invest in constant research and development. Customers powered by Kistler engines have set numerous quick times, track records and have also won on the local level as well as on national traveling series such as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, All Star Circuit of Champions and USAC.

Fremont Speedway Kistler Engines Night Saturday, May 18, 2019

410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying 1.5X-Justin Peck, 13.424; 2.09-Craig Mintz, 13.515; 3.3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.554; 4.11-Dale Blaney, 13.619; 5.19-Paige Polyak, 13.637; 6.6-Joey Saldana, 13.647; 7.83M-Broc Martin, 13.660; 8.4-Cap Henry, 13.699; 9.5T-Travis Philo, 13.703; 10.1-Nate Dussel, 13.709; 11.99-Skylar Gee, 13.743; 12.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.753; 13.5-Byron Reed, 13.758; 14.16-DJ Foos, 13.808; 15.25M-Chris Andrews, 13.808; 16.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.811; 17.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.820; 18.23X-John Ivy, 13.832; 19.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.855; 20.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.926; 21.14-Chad Wilson, 13.950; 22.17B-Bill Balog, 13.995; 23.45-Brian Lay, 14.003; 24.70X-Spencer Bayston, 14.008; 25.97-Caleb Helms, 14.013; 26.23-Max Stambaugh, 14.061; 27.8M-TJ Michael, 14.081; 28.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 14.230; 29.9J-Dean Jacobs, 14.254; 30.W20-Greg Wilson, 14.372; 31.2+-Brian Smith, 14.629; 32.88N-Frank Neil, 14.682; 33.11E-Ed Neumeister, 14.720; 34.22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.792; 35.33W-Caleb Griffith, 99.620;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 3. 5X-Justin Peck[4] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 5. 97-Caleb Helms[7] ; 6. 9J-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 7. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ; 8. 11E-Ed Neumeister[9] ; 9. 19-Paige Polyak[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 16-DJ Foos[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 3. 6-Joey Saldana[3] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[8] ; 6. 17B-Bill Balog[6] ; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton[9] ; 8. 23-Max Stambaugh[7] ; 9. 23X-John Ivy[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 99-Skylar Gee[2] ; 2. 25M-Chris Andrews[1] ; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 6. 33W-Caleb Griffith[9] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 8. 45-Brian Lay[6] ; 9. 2+-Brian Smith[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[1] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 3. 11-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 70X-Spencer Bayston[6] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 6. 88N-Frank Neil[8] ; 7. 4-Cap Henry[3] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps) 1. 97-Caleb Helms[1] ; 2. 17B-Bill Balog[4] ; 3. 9J-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton[6] ; 5. 23-Max Stambaugh[8] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 7. 11E-Ed Neumeister[7] ; 8. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 9. 23X-John Ivy[10]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps) 1. 33W-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 2. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 3. 4-Cap Henry[6] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 6. 45-Brian Lay[7] ; 7. 88N-Frank Neil[4] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[9]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[10] ; 2. 5X-Justin Peck[6] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 4. 6-Joey Saldana[3] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[1] ; 6. 11-Dale Blaney[4] ; 7. 33W-Caleb Griffith[16] ; 8. 16-DJ Foos[8] ; 9. 09-Craig Mintz[14] ; 10. 99-Skylar Gee[9] ; 11. 17B-Bill Balog[19] ; 12. 83M-Broc Martin[15] ; 13. 97-Caleb Helms[17] ; 14. 25M-Chris Andrews[11] ; 15. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[18] ; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs[12] ; 17. 3-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 18. 5-Byron Reed[7] ; 19. 3J-Trey Jacobs[13] ; 20. 70X-Spencer Bayston[20]

Hard Charger: 33W-Caleb Griffith +9

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying 1.26-Jamie Miller, 14.335; 2.25-Jason Keckler, 14.415; 3.99-Alvin Roepke, 14.503; 4.75-Jerry Dahms, 14.645; 5.4*-Tyler Street, 14.672; 6.1W-Paul Weaver, 14.700; 7.36-Seth Schneider, 14.713; 8.11G-Luke Griffith, 14.840; 9.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 14.864; 10.7-Shawn Valenti, 14.927; 11.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.931; 12.77I-John Ivy, 14.974; 13.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 15.083; 14.9R-Dustin Rall, 15.092; 15.8-Bobby Clark, 15.102; 16.X-Mike Keegan, 15.106; 17.12-Kyle Capodice, 15.127; 18.09-Justin Adams, 15.129; 19.47-Matt Lucius, 15.264; 20.1H-Zeth Sabo, 15.341; 21.3V-Chris Verda, 15.399; 22.3X-Bradon Riehl, 15.473; 23.97-Kyle Peters, 15.689; 24.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 15.716; 25.28-Tad Peck, 15.788; 26.Z10-Kevin Mingus, 99.910;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 3. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 4. 75-Jerry Dahms[3] ; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[5] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[7] ; 7. X-Mike Keegan[6] ; 8. 3X-Bradon Riehl[8] ; 9. 28-Tad Peck[9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[8] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 8. 1H-Zeth Sabo[7] ; 9. Z10-Kevin Mingus[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[2] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 5. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 6. 3V-Chris Verda[7] ; 7. X15-Kasey Zieboled8] ; 8. 09-Justin Adams[6]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps) 1. 97-Kyle Peters[2] ; 2. 3V-Chris Verda[3] ; 3. 1H-Zeth Sabo[8] ; 4. Z10-Kevin Mingus[11] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 6. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 9. 28-Tad Peck[10] ; 10. 09-Justin Adams[9] ; 11. 3X-Bradon Riehl[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[6] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 5. 77I-John Ivy[8] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[15] ; 7. 97-Kyle Peters[16] ; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 9. 8-Bobby Clark[12] ; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti[9] ; 11. 12-Kyle Capodice[11] ; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[14] ; 13. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 14. 3V-Chris Verda[17] ; 15. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[1] ; 16. 1H-Zeth Sabo[18] ; 17. Z10-Kevin Mingus[19] ; 18. 75-Jerry Dahms[10] ; 19. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[13] ; 20. 47-Matt Lucius[20]

Hard charger: 99-Alvin Roepke +9

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 22-Brandon Leighton[1] ; 2. 3X-Brad Keckler[7] ; 3. 9-Curt Inks[4] ; 4. 115-Ben Good[6] ; 5. 8W-Allen White[8] ; 6. 2X-Chris Bitters[2] ; 7. 3-Gaige Slaven[5] ; 8. 5-Jim Mcgrath[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 16-Jim Holcomb[7] ; 2. 4s-Keith Sorg[6] ; 3. 1-John Brooks[1] ; 4. 23m-Brad Mitten[4] ; 5. 83-Noah Wagner[2] ; 6. 0H-Derek Halka[5] ; 7. 11-Austin Gibson[3] ; 8. 75-Adam Dible[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 3. 0-Andy Keegan[2] ; 4. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[5] ; 5. 37-Eric DeVanna[7] ; 6. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[1] ; 7. 14T-Cody Truman[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 2-Steve Endicott[4] ; 2. 5s-Brad Stuckey[3] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 4. P51-Paul Brown JR[1] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[8] ; 6. 7X-Dana Frey[2] ; 7. 32-Kevin Phillips[5] ; 8. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[7]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 26-Kyle Lagrou[4] ; 2. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[7] ; 3. 7X-Dana Frey[8] ; 4. 83-Noah Wagner[2] ; 5. 14T-Cody Truman[11] ; 6. 11-Austin Gibson[10] ; 7. 8W-Allen White[1] ; 8. 5-Jim Mcgrath[13] ; 9. 32-Kevin Phillips[12] ; 10. 2X-Chris Bitters[5] ; 11. 0H-Derek Halka[6] ; 12. 37-Eric DeVanna[3]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[5] ; 3. 16-Jim Holcomb[6] ; 4. 1-John Brooks[12] ; 5. 4s-Keith Sorg[1] ; 6. 23m-Brad Mitten[14] ; 7. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[18] ; 8. 2-Steve Endicott[8] ; 9. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[15] ; 10. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 11. 3X-Brad Keckler[3] ; 12. 9-Curt Inks[11] ; 13. 7X-Dana Frey[19] ; 14. 115-Ben Good[13] ; 15. 5s-Brad Stuckey[10] ; 16. 83-Noah Wagner[20] ; 17. 22-Brandon Leighton[9] ; 18. 26-Kyle Lagrou[17] ; 19. P51-Paul Brown JR[16] ; 20. 0-Andy Keegan[4] Hard charger: 36M-Cory McCaughey +11

 

 

Heath Hauls to Skagit Speedway Win

5/18/19

Alger, WA - The pits were packed with race cars as Skagit Speedway hosted the fifth round of the dual track bonus for the Budweiser 360 Sprints. When the dust settled on the night, Colton Heath stood triumphant in victory lane after an entertaining A Main. Joining Heath were Jayme Barnes in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints and Craig Moore in the Skagit Aggregates Modifieds.

19 cars signed in for competition with the Budweiser 360 Sprints with Jason Solwold and Heath sitting on the front row with Solwold getting the jump on the preferred inside line through turns one and two. Heath would linger several cars lengths back before finding the top side of turns three and four coming in. A lap four caution bunched the field up and on the following restart, Heath went on the attack, aggressively moving on Solwold in turns three and four. As slower traffic approached, Solwold kept low through both sets of turn, opening the highside for Heath to blast by Jason at the conclusion of lap nine, a lead he wouldn’t relinquish on his way to his first win of the 2019 season. Solwold settled for second with Devon Borden hauling 17 hours from Tulare, CA the night before to take a hard earned third place. Eric Fisher was the Cooks General Contracting fast qualifier. Heat winners were Greg Hamilton, Reece Goetz and Travis Jacobson.

Right place, right time for Jayme Barnes who took the Frank Sherman owned #06 to victory lane for the first time on the year in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints. Barnes had just moved into second past Malachi Gemmer when race leader Michael Bollinger had a front suspension piece fail, resulting in him tipping over on the back straightaway and handing the lead to Jayme. Knowing he needed to protect the low side of the speedway, Barnes hit all his marks, leading laps 17-25 without challenge in taking the win. Gemmer grabbed his career best second place finish with Sean Johnson running third. Kelsey Carpenter was the Cooks General Contracting fast qualifier. Barnes and Gemmer won the heats.

The Skagit Aggregates Modifieds looked to be the Kevin Smith show once again, as the two time division champion picked up the lead from Jeff Jansma on lap nine and looked to be establishing an insurmountable lead. A number of cautions kept the field close, and with four laps remaining, Craig Moore, who had himself been part of a lap 10 caution, had worked his way back to third with a Delaware style restart coming. On that restart, Moore found the high groove in turns three and four to his liking, using it to take second and give pursuit to Smith. With the white flag flying, Smith and Moore were in a nearly dead heat at the line as the pair rumbled into the final lap. With both drivers standing on the the throttle, Moore won the thrilling finish by a margin of .048 in taking the win for car owned Louis Nutter Sr. Smith finished a disappointed second and Lane Zerbin was third. Heat wins went to Smith and Mel Decker.

Budweiser 360 Sprints

Cooks General Contracting Fast Time - Eric Fisher 11.654

Heat 1 - Greg Hamilton, Jason Solwold, Eric Fisher, James Setters, Nate Vaughn, Chris Bullock

Heat 2 - Reece Goetz, Cam Smith, Devon Borden, Brock Lemley, Lance Sargent, Jeff Dunlap

Heat 3 - Travis Jacobson, Colton Heath, JJ Hickle, Jason Reed, Derek Roberts, Bailey Sucich

Main - Colton Heath, Solwold, Borden, Fisher, Hickle, Lemley, Smith, Goetz, Setters, Hamilton, Vaughn, Reed, Sucich, Roberts, Bullock, Sargent, Jacobson, Dunlap

Lap Leaders - Solwold 1-8 Heath 9-25

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints

Cooks General Contracting Fast Time - Kelsey Carpenter 12.421

Heat 1 - Malachi Gemmer, Kelsey Carpenter, Eric Turner, Brett McGhie, Cory Swatzina, Ashleigh Johnson, Joe Lyon, Jake Helsel

Heat 2 - Jayme Barnes, Michael Bollinger, Chase Goetz, Sean Johnson, John Tharp, Steve Parker, Bill Rude

Main - Jayme Barnes, Gemmer, S Johnson, A Johnson, McGhie, Parker, Swatzina, Turner, Goetz, Carpenter, Lyon, Tharp, Rude, Bollinger, Helsel

Lap Leaders - Bollinger 1-16 Barnes 17-25

Skagit Aggregates Modifieds

Heat 1 - Mel Decker, Craig Moore, Ben Gunderson, Jeff Blanton, Dan Butenschoen, Brandon Nutter, Jason Butenschoen

Heat 2 - Kevin Smith, Adam Holtrop, Jeff Jansma, Lane Zerbin, Rick Smith, Mike Steltz

Main - Craig Moore, K Smith, Zerbin, R Smith, Jansma, Decker, Blanton, Steltz, J Butenschoen, Gunderson, Holtrop, Nutter, D Butenschoen

Lap Leaders - Jansma 1-8 K Smith 9-24 Moore 25

 

 

Jonathan Preston Gets the Job Done at Outlaw Speedway to Score First Career Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Victory

By MIKE MALLETT

DUNDEE, NY – Jonathan Preston finally cracked into the record books on Friday night at the Outlaw Speedway with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. The Romulus, N.Y., has been so close so many times to getting his first win only to come up short.

Early in the feature Friday night it looked like Preston was going to dominate the race. Then it looked like a late mistake was going to cost him the opportunity for a win. Luckily Preston got a well-timed caution that eventually allowed him to go on and score the $2,610 victory in the NAPA Auto Parts / Mach 1 Chassis 25-lap feature.

Preston started the night by setting fast time in his group before dominating his heat race. From there he redrew the second position for the start of the A-Main. By completing the sweep of fast time, heat win and A-Main win he won the $500 Wick-edly Sent Triple Crown.

“I finally got the monkey off my back,” commented Preston after the win. “I think it was an omen. Someone was looking down from up above because I got fast time, redrew two and redrew two again for the feature. Two and two...it was my night.”

That outside front row starting spot helped propel him to the lead at the green flag. Preston went high into the first turn securing the number one spot from pole-sitter Paulie Colagiovanni.

Preston set a quick pace in the early go catching the rear of the field prior to lap five. Before he got into the heavier traffic, Steve Poirier spun off the speedway just into the infield with a collapsed front end. That ended the night for the defending series champion.

Preston chose the outside lane for the next restart which proved to be the right choice as he again kept Colagiovanni in check to keep the lead. As the laps clicked off, the gap over the field expanded while Colagiovanni had a host of competitors looking to take the second spot from him including Jason Barney and Davie Franek.

By the time the race reached the mid-point Preston was mired in traffic, but he held a comfortable margin over the rest of the field. He kept his No. 22 predominately on the top of the speedway to keep up momentum allowing him to slice his way quickly through traffic.

“There was a nice cushion up on the top,” said Preston. “I don’t think there was much on the bottom.”

On lap 19 Mark Smith spun off the high-side of turn two forcing the second caution of the race. Like the previous restart, Preston elected to go to the outside groove for the green. This decision appeared to prove costly as Colagiovanni got the jump on him. He slid up in front of Preston in turns one and two to take the lead away.

As the field came to the line to complete lap 20 a caution was necessary for a spinning Jason Barney. As the field slowed up Josh Azzi flipped heading into turn one necessitating the red flag. He was unharmed in the crash.

This caution was good news for Preston as he inherited the lead back for a single-file restart. It took two more attempts before lap 20 could be scored, but it was all Preston. Preston drove away over the final six laps of the feature to earn his first ever series win.

“Last year Chuck (Hebing) got me here,” cited Preston. “I gave him the top after going to the bottom. I tried guarding the bottom. I knew I wasn't going to do that again, but in hindsight that was probably the right thing to do to go to the bottom so he couldn’t slide me.”

As happy as Preston was to see the caution, Colagiovanni was as equally disappointed that he lost the lead due to the yellow. He inevitably was forced to settle for a second place effort.

“Things didn’t go my way tonight, but the car was good,” stated Colagiovanni. “I’m pretty happy with the performance tonight. My dad and Doug (Emery) set up the car really good so I could move all over the track. I tried the bottom a couple times but I think the top was just too fast with the momentum. We’ll get it next time.”

Franek completed the podium, and like Colagiovanni, the caution hurt him as he had actually moved up to the second spot before having the field reset.

“I hate finishing third,” joked Franek. “It was a good run for us to come up here. I didn’t need that yellow when I got to second but that is the way the cards fall. If it was another way it could have been me falling back. We’re happy.”

Paul Kinney advanced from the seventh starting position to finish in fourth while Matt Tanner was able to complete the top five. The next five was made up of Chuck Hebing, Barney, Brett Wright, Smith and Shawn Donath.

A field of 30 sprints filled the pit area for the first race of 2019.

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Jonathan Preston ($2,610), Paulie Colagiovanni ($1,060), Davie Franek ($810), Paul Kinney ($630), Matt Tanner ($555), Chuck Hebing ($495), Jason Barney ($430), Brett Wright ($720), Mark Smith ($460), Shawn Donath ($400), Kyle Moffit ($410), Denny Peebles ($355), Darryl Ruggles ($300), Billy VanInwegen ($300), Kelly Hebing ($350), Jeff Cook ($100), Pete Richardson ($325), Scott Holcomb ($300), Jared Zimbardi ($325), Parker Evans ($300), Josh Flint ($300), Josh Azzi ($375), Joe Trenca ($325), Dave Axton ($350), Chad Miller ($300), Steve Poirier ($100).

Did Not Qualify – Steve Glover, Edward Kelley, Josh Pieniazek, Kevin Carlson

ESS Bonuses:

Wick-edly Sent Triple Crown – Preston $500

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Preston, Poirier, C. Hebing $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Preston, Tanner, Trenca $25

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Halfway – Preston $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Colagiovanni $50

Fondations 55 Hard Charger – Smith (13 pos), $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – K. Hebing $50

Ground Control Last Car Lead Lap – Moffit $25

Ground Control 11th Place Finish – Moffit - $25

Lane’s Yamaha/Cobra Coaches Dash – Wright $100, Azzi $75, Axton $50, Zimbardi $25, Peebles $25, Richardson $25

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Preston, Colagiovanni, Franek $10

Hoosier Tire – Wright $200

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Meseraull Tops Sprint Car Feature

In ‘Open-Wheel Madness’ Show Friday

At Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., May 18 — Thomas Meseraull of Waveland, Ind. captured the headlining 25-lap non-wing sprint car feature Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway’s “Open-Wheel Madness” show. It was a bit like heaven on earth for open-wheel fans, as with four classes the program offered the most diverse night of open-wheel racing in Indiana.

Anton Hernandez of Arlington, Texas won the first IMCA Racing Xcaliber Graphics Indiana RaceSaver 305 winged sprint car feature ever held at the quarter-mile dirt oval. Also a 25-lapper, it was co-sanctioned by CRS Sprints. Tyler Nelson of Indianapolis won the 20-lap open-competition midget feature, and Joey Paxson of Connersville, Ind. topped the 15-lap UMRA three-quarter-midget’s main event during “Hoosier Auto Racing Fans (HARF) Night.”

There were 30 non-wing sprint cars, 24 305 winged sprint cars, 34 midgets and 17 TQ midgets on hand.

“T Mez” started fifth in the 20-car non-wing sprint car feature in the No. 47, a DRC chassis which is owned by Tom Eades of Sharpsville, Ind., powered by a Stensland-prepared Chevy engine, sponsored by Physical Medicine Consultants of Fort Wayne, Ind., and wrenched by Allen Brown of Kokomo, Ind.

Polesitter Matt Westfall of Pleasant Hill, Ohio led the first 16 laps in the Ray Marshall Motorsports No. 33M Maxim until Meseraull took the lead in Turn 2. Defending track champion Clinton Boyles of Lees Summit, Mo. started 11th in Paul Hazen’s DRC but steadily moved up until he powered under Westfall for second in Turn 3 on lap 19. Westfall hung on for third followed by Shane Cottle of Kansas, Ill. in Jamie and Michelle Paul’s DRC and Tyler Hewitt of Marion, Ind. in the One More Time Motorsports Maxim. The people’s champion, Dave Darland of Atlanta, Ind., who was making his first start since flipping hard in a USAC sprint race at Eldora Speedway in Ohio on May 10, finished sixth in his wife Brenda’s DRC.

Michael Koontz of Bloomington, Ind. flipped in Turn 4 with 10 laps down, but climbed out of his car under his own power and later finished second in the midget feature.

Alex Nalon led the first eight laps of the 305 winged sprint car feature until Hernandez took the lead with a move to the outside as they went down the backstretch. There were two yellows and a red later in the race and lapped traffic made Hernandez’s job harder, but the 21-year-old driver took the checkered over Bradley Sterrett, Nalon, Jackson Slone and Ethan Barrow in a sprint car sponsored by Velocita-USA and Big D’s Pizza, among other companies.

The red flag in that race with 18 laps down was for the most bizarre accident of the night. Andy Bradley, who was fourth at the time, flipped in Turn 2, and Jordan Welch, who was sixth, flipped in Turn 4. Luckily neither needed the assistance of the ambulance crew and they’ll hope for better luck when the series returns to Gas City on Oct. 5.

Nelson came from the fifth starting spot to nab his first Gas City feature victory in the midget main event. Polesitter Michael Koontz led the first two laps before Chris Baue passed him on a restart after Oliver Akrad stopped between Turns 3 and 4. After a three-way battle for the lead between Koontz, Baue and Nelson, the latter emerged at the head of the pack on lap four and led the rest of the way. Koontz, Nick Spiedel, Aaron Leffel and Hernandez, who was doing double duty, rounded out the top five. Leffel’s effort was particularly noteworthy, as he started 15th.

Paxson started second in the TQ feature, got the jump on his teammate, Johnny Goff, at the start, and led all 15 laps. He was able to build up a huge lead, lost his advantage twice due to yellows, but still held off Tate Martz to become the fourth different winner in as many UMRA TQ midget features so far this year. Cory Clay, Matt Hedrick and Goff rounded out the top five.

The races were covered by Speed Shift TV. The beginning of the show was delayed an hour and a half due to rain.

Tomorrow (Sunday) the American Ethanol late models and modifieds will stage a show at Gas City in a program that will also include a non-points hornets race. The late model feature winner will receive $4,000 and the modified winner $1,500.

Next Friday night is the track’s “Salute to the Military” show for the Memorial Day weekend. Non-wing sprint cars, UMP modifieds, street stocks, super streets and hornets will provide the action. Those five divisions plus the first appearance of the tough trucks class will be on the card on Friday, May 31 before the USAC NOS national midgets highlight a mid-week show on Wednesday, June 5 that will also include non-wing sprint cars and 600cc non-wing mini sprints.

Fans can see the 2019 schedule and get additional information on the track’s website 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; 4 transferred): 1. Tim Creech, 2. Tyler Hewitt, 3. Cody White, 4. Dallas Hewitt, 5. Adam Byrkett, 6. Evan Mosley, 7. Luke Hall, 8. Shawn Swim.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps; 4 transferred): 1. Michael Koontz, 2. Matt Westfall, 3. Dave Darland, 4. Koby Barksdale, 5. Shawn Westerfeld, 6. Kyle Simon, 7. Landon Simon, 8. Kevin Blue.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps; 4 transferred): 1. Shane Cottle, 2. Thomas Meseraull, 3. Clinton Boyles, 4. Kyle Robbins, 5. Garrett Abrams, 6. Derek Crane, 7. Gary Dunkle.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 4 (8 laps; 4 transferred): 1. J.J. Hughes, 2. Brandon Rose, 3. Anthony D’Alessio, 4. Paul Dues, 5. Tyler Kendall, 6. Brayden Clark, 7. Tim Foster.

Non-Wing Sprint B Main 1 (10 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Shawn Westerfeld, 2. Garrett Abrams, 3. Adam Byrkett, 4. Landon Simon, 5. Kyle Simon, 6. Brayden Clark, 7. Luke Hall, 8. Derek Crane, 9. Shawn Swim, 10. Evan Mosley, 11. Kevin Blue, 12. Tyler Kendall, 13. Gary Dunkle (DNS), 14. Tim Foster (DNS)

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Clinton Boyles, 3. Matt Westfall, 4. Shane Cottle, 5. Tyler Hewitt, 6. Dave Darland, 7. J.J. Hughes, 8. Dallas Hewitt, 9. Landon Simon, 10. Anthony D’Alessio, 11. Tim Creech, 12. Paul Dues, 13. Kyle Robbins, 14. Koby Barksdale, 15. Garrett Abrams, 16. Brandon Rose, 17. Adam Byrkett, 18. Cody White, 19. Shawn Westerfeld, 20. Michael Koontz.

RaceSaver 305 Winged Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Rod Henning, 2. Ethan Barrow, 3. Bradley Sterrett, 4. Patrick Kren, 5. A.J. Carlson, 6. Jordan Welch, 7. John Gurley, 8. Jack James.

RaceSaver 305 Winged Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Jackson Slone, 2. Scott Bradley, 3. Mason Day, 4. Ryan Tusing, 5. Jeff Wimmenauer, 6. Eli Lankin, 7. Saban Bibent, 8. Pete Johnson.

RaceSaver 305 Winged Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. John Paynter Jr., 2. Alex Nalon, 3. Anton Hernandez, 4. Davey Ray, 5. Kevin Champoux, 6. Coleman Chasteen, 7. Colette Mann, 8. Justin Clark.

RaceSaver/CRS 305 Winged Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Anton Hernandez, 2. Bradley Sterrett, 3. Alex Nalon, 4. Jackson Slone, 5. Ethan Barrow, 6. John Paynter Jr., 7. A.J. Carlson, 8. Eli Lankin, 9. Justin Clark, 10. Scott Bradley, 11. Ryan Tusing, 12. Saben Bibent, 13. Jack James, 14. Patrick Kren, 15. Mason Day, 16. John Gurley, 17. Coleman Chasteen, 18. Colette Mann, 19. Jeff Wimmenauer, 20. Davey Ray, 21. Jordan Welch, 22. Pete Johnson, 23. Kevin Champoux, 24. Rod Henning.

Open Midget Heat 1 (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Emerson Axsom, 2. Nick Spiedel, 3. Justin Dickerson, 4. Stratton Briggs, 5. John Heydenreich, 6. Gunnar Lucius, 7. Chris Bounds, 8. Don Bigelow, 9. Zane Briggs, 10. Adam Schmenk, 11. Bryce Dues, 12. Alex Cogley.

Open Midget Heat 2 (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Tyler Nelson, 2. Anton Hernandez, 3. Alex Watson, 4. Ian Creager, 5. Jeff Beasley, 6. Matt Cogley, 7. Kyle Kriegbaum, 8. Tyler Key, 9. Tim Key, 10. Kevin Blue, 11. Chett Gherke.

Open Midget Heat 3 (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Michael Koontz, 2. Chris Baue, 3. Oliver Akrad, 4. Jeff Wimmenauer, 5. Anthony Haas, 6. Aaron Leffel, 7. Tom Bigelow, 8. Chuck Taylor, 9. Jon Steed, 10. Cory Guingrich, 11. Davey Ray.

Open Midget B Main (10 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Gunnar Lucius, 2. Aaron Leffel, 3. Chris Bounds, 4. Tom Bigelow, 5. Chuck Taylor, 6. Kyle Kriegbaum, 7. Tim Key, 8. Don Bigelow, 9. Bryce Dues, 10. Tim Key, 11. Davey Ray, 12. Tyler Key, 13. Matt Cogley (DNS), 14. Zane Briggs (DNS), 15. Jon Steed (DNS), 16. Alex Cogley (DNS), 17. Kevin Blue (DNS), 18. Cory Guingrich (DNS), 19. Chett Gherke (DNS).

Open Midget Feature (20 laps): 1. Tyler Nelson, 2. Michael Koontz, 3. Nick Spiedel, 4. Aaron Leffel, 5. Anton Hernandez, 6. Gunar Lucius, 7. John Heydenreich, 8. Justin Dickerson, 9. Stratton Briggs, 10. Chris Baue, 11. Jeff Wimmenauer, 12. Chris Bounds, 13. Jeff Beasley, 14. Ian Creager, 15. Tom Bigelow, 16. Oliver Akrad, 17. Chuck Taylor, 18. Anthony Haas, 19. Kyle Kriegbaum, 20. Emerson Axsom (DNS), 21. Alex Watson (DNS).

UMRA TQ Midget Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Matt Lux, 2. Matt Hedrick.

UMRA TQ Midget Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Ron Combs, 2. Tate Martz.

UMRA TQ Midget Feature (15 laps): 1. Joey Paxson, 2. Tate Martz, 3. Cory Clay, 4. Matt Hedrick, 5. John Goff, 6. Ron Combs, 7. Robbie Roland, 8. Anthony Lawrence, 9. Matt Lux, 10. Layne Beard, 11. Stephen Arnold, 12. Rick Robinson, 13. Ashlea Albertson, 14. Stephen Davis, 15. Josh Derrickson, 16. Devin Fairchild, 17. Kris Brown.

 

 

Haudenschild gets late race Attica AFCS win; Drown and Ivy notch 2nd victories of year in late models and 305 AFCS sprints

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio - It was patented Jac Haudenschild. The National Hall of Fame inductee from Wooster, Ohio, utilized Attica Raceway Park's extreme high line to pass Joey Saldana coming to the white flag of the 410 sprint feature Friday and went on to score his third career victory at the track on American Powersports/AmeriGas Night.

The victory was worth $4,000 for Haudenschild on an All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group point night.

Not to be outdone, the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models saw a tremendous battle between Wooster, Ohio's Doug Drown and McClure, Ohio's Rusty Schlenk - who ironically came into the night tied with 25 career Attica wins to sit atop the division all-time victory mark. The duo raced side by side, slicing through lapped traffic the final five laps with Drown prevailing for his second win of the year and the 26th of his career at Attica on an Attica/Wayne County Speedway Challenge Series point night.

To finish out the exciting night, Fremont, Ohio's John Ivy used the low groove to get around race-long leader Jimmy McGrath with just four laps to go to score his second Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature win and the $1,000 Gressman Powersports check. It was Ivy's 17th career 305 victory at Attica putting him seventh on the division's all-time victory list. It was also a valuable point night for Ivy in the chase for the KS Sales & Service AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales title.

Haudenschild grabbed the early lead of the Callie's Performance Products 410 Sprint A-main, battling early with Buddy Kofoid who took the point on lap six. Kofoid seemed to have things in hand as Craig Mintz and Saldana battled with Haudenschild. Kofoid suffered some sort of issue with eight laps to go, dropping to fourth as Saldana inherited the lead over Mintz and Haudenschild right before the caution flew. Saldana, Mintz and Haudenschild battled for the lead with "The Wild Child" driving into second with four laps to go and blasted around Saldana exiting turn four coming to the white flag and driving to the close win.

"Joey and Craig and Buddy got me pretty good there at the start...I was searching around a little bit because when you start on the front row I didn't really know where to run for sure. I had to get up on the cushion and go there at the end. Zach (Ames) had the car pretty good. We are a little loose in the heat but Zach worked on it and had the car really good any where on the track," said Haudenschild beside his Finzer Farms/Ron Jacobs Trucking/Performance Foot & Ankle/Triple X Racing backed #3.

Pole sitter Mike Bores jumped to the early lead of the 25 lap late model feature but faced constant pressure from Devin Shiels. Meanwhile eighth starter Drown worked his way to third by lap seven and after a great few lap battle with Shiels moved into second and drove around Bores on lap 13 to take the lead. Meanwhile Schlenk, who started 11th, worked his way into third with nine laps remaining and took second from Bores a lap later. When the five to go signal was given Drown and Schlenk were mired in heavy lapped traffic as the pair raced door to door trying to maneuver around lapped cars. As they crossed the white flag they were side by side with lapped cars all around. Drown would hold off Schlenk for the win.

"That's what everybody wants to see...Rusty and myself battling like it's been for many many times here. That's why I wasn't getting off the top. I knew if anyone was going to run up there and be able to peddle the car he would be the one. The lapped cars were kind of my blockers. I have to thank Ely Road Reel, BAR Farms, 89 Homes, Wooster Blass, Chubb Frank Racing for giving us this machine, Cody for building the car and working on it every week, my wife for her support, my dad, my uncle, Steve or tire guy and Hoosier Racing Tire, AccuForce and everyone who helps out on this car," Drown said.

McGrath led the first 21 of the 25 lap 305 feature while seventh starter Ivy steadily moved his way tot he front, taking second on lap 10. A red for last week's winner Kyle Capodice who tipped over with eight laps to go put Ivy right on McGrath's rear bumper. McGrath got a great restart and looked like he might be on his way to his first career sprint win, but the veteran Ivy methodically ate away at the lead and drove off the bottom of turn four on lap 22 to take the lead and drove to the win.

"I'm glad we had that red flag there...I was sucking wind pretty bad," said Ivy who also drove in the 410 sprint feature. "This thing wouldn't take off real good on the restart. I just tried to bide my time and settle down and make sure I made my right move. I have to thank all my guys. I made it hard on them tonight going back and forth to the 410 car and they do it all the time for me," said Ivy beside his L&R Farms/C&N Supply/Rohr Lawncare/Sonny's Welding & Machine/Welty Financial Services/Atkinson Farms/Story Equipment backed #77i

Haudenschild and Kofoid brought the field to green for the 25 lap 410 sprint feature but before a lap could be completed Caleb Griffith stopped necessitating a complete restart. When the green flew again Haudenschild gained the advantage over Kofoid, Chris Andrews, Ivy, Mintz, Saldana, Tony Stewart and DJ Foos. Kofoid continued to pressure Haudenschild while Mintz drove into third. Kofoid took the lead on lap six with a slider in turn one. Kofoid began to pull away slightly as Haudenschild had his hands full with Mintz, Saldana, Andrews, Ivy, Stewart and Greg Wilson who had charged from 18th.

Kofoid encountered lapped traffic by lap 11 with Haudenschild, Mintz and Saldana battling for second with Mintz taking the spot on lap 14. Saldana slipped by Haudenschild for third on lap 17 as heavy lapped traffic appeared. With 10 laps to go Kofoid was still in command while Saldana got around Mintz for second. Something appeared to happen to Kofoid in turn four with eight laps to go as he slowed dramatically, handing the lead to Saldana as Mintz and Haudenschild also got around the California driver.

Other than the initial start, the feature's only caution flew for a Skylar Gee spin with seven laps to go. On the restart Mintz pressured Saldana with Haudenschild joining the fun a lap later. Haudenschild drove around Mintz on lap 26 and quickly close don Saldana. Haudenschild rocked off the high side of turn four coming to the white flag and went on to take the win over Saldana, Kofoid, Mintz and Andrews.

"We had a really really good car. I had a terrible start and fell back and I just kept with it and kept with it. The top wasn't cleaned off early and right there at the end I saw the top cleaned and I was like 'oh shit Haud.' If anyone's going to try it he's going to and look, it paid off and he won. If they don't have the yellow I think we win the race. We had a car good enough because we could move through traffic really really good and they couldn't get through traffic as good as me. At the end...that's called experience..Haud knows what to do. You only have one shot and it worked and I lost," said Saldana.

Bores and Shiels brought the field to green for the 25 lap late model feature with Bores, who already has a win this season, holding off Shiels for the lead with Larry Bellman, Matt Irey and Drown locked in a torrid battle for third.A quick caution on lap four saw the running order Bores, Shiels, Irey, Drown, Bellman, last week's winner Ryan Missler, Steve Kester and Schlenk.Bores began to pull away when the green came back out while Shiels was trying to fend off Drown and Irey. Drown took the runner-up position on lap 10 and quickly closed on Bores.

Bores was glued to the bottom and Drown used the high line to take the lead on lap 13 but Bores and Shiels didn't give up, challenging over the next couple of laps. Meanwhile Schlenk had moved into fourth. With nine laps to go it was a great four car battle up front with Drown leading Bores, Shiels and Schlenk. With five laps to go a lapped car held up Drown and Schlenk took the lead but a circuit later Drown regained the top spot. Drown and Schlenk raced side by side in traffic the remaining four laps with Drown getting the narrow win over Schlenk, Shiels, Bores and Missler.

McGrath and Shawn Valenti brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint A-main with McGrath getting the top spot over Valenti, Matt Lucius, Dustin Rall, Tyler Street, Ivy and Luke Griffith. McGrath and Valenti raced side by side over the next hand full of laps before McGrath started to pull away. Meanwhile Lucius, Rall, Street and Ivy were battling hard for third when the caution flew on lap nine. On the restart Ivy took second and started to close on McGrath.

Last week's winner Kyle Capodice and Rall tangled with eight laps to go. When the green flew McGrath got an excellent restart and pulled away slightly from Ivy with Valenti, Street, Bobby Clark, Lucius, Paul Weaver, Griffith and Jamie Miller giving chase. McGrath and Ivy ran side by side over the next few laps until Ivy utilized the bottom groove to take the lead on lap 22. Ivy drove to the win over McGrath, Valenti, Street and Weaver.

The Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobile 1 invade Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 24 on Foster Auto Body/Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde/Adkins Group Night. The UMP late models and 305 sprints are also in competition. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing under way at 7:45 p.m.

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Attica Raceway Park

American Powersports/AmeriGas Night

Friday, May 17, 2019 Indicates starting position [*]

410 Sprints - Callie's Performance Products

Qualifying 1.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.710; 2.14-Tony Stewart, 12.713; 3.11-Dale Blaney, 12.714; 4.70X-Spencer Bayston, 12.732; 5.5X-Justin Peck, 12.858; 6.3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.869; 7.23-Max Stambaugh, 12.883; 8.45L-Brian Lay, 12.906; 9.09-Craig Mintz, 12.925; 10.5T-Travis Philo, 12.948; 11.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.950; 12.25M-Chris Andrews, 12.954; 13.6-Joey Saldana, 12.965; 14.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.971; 15.99-Skyler Gee, 12.985; 16.5-Byron Reed, 12.985; 17.83M-Broc Martin, 13.005; 18.8M-TJ Michael, 13.013; 19.16-DJ Foos, 13.047; 20.71-Aryton Olsen, 13.066; 21.33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.087; 22.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.103; 23.W20-Greg Wilson, 13.109; 24.4-Cap Henry, 13.121; 25.1-Nate Dussel, 13.134; 26.97-Caleb Helms, 13.167; 27.9X-Ricky Peterson, 13.207; 28.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.208; 29.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.240; 30.2+-Brian Smith, 13.241; 31.23X-John Ivy, 13.457; 32.27B-Boston Mead, 13.462; 33.21N-Frankie Nervo, 13.487; 34.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.490; 35.14W-Chad Wilson, 13.613; 36.70-Henry Malcuit, 13.712; 37.29-Steve Butler, 13.855; 38.88N-Frank Neill, 13.865; 39.59-Bryan Nuckles, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 3 to A) 1. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[2] ; 5. 4-Cap Henry[5] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 8. 88N-Frank Neill[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 3 to A) 1. 99-Skyler Gee[3] ; 2. 23X-John Ivy[1] ; 3. 9X-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 5. 27B-Boston Mead[5] ; 6. 14W-Chad Wilson[6] ; 7. 29-Steve Butler[7] ; 8. 59-Bryan Nuckles[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 3 to A) 1. 6-Joey Saldana[1] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 3. 23-Max Stambaugh[3] ; 4. 70X-Spencer Bayston[4] ; 5. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton[8] ; 8. 71-Aryton Olsen[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 3 to A) 1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 14-Tony Stewart[3] ; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[4] ; 4. 11-Dale Blaney[2] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 6. 1-Nate Dussel[6] ; 7. 97-Caleb Helms[7] ; 8. 21N-Frankie Nervo[8]

Heat 5, Group E - (8 Laps, top 3 to A) 1. 16-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 25M-Chris Andrews[3] ; 3. 33W-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[5] ; 5. 5X-Justin Peck[4] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 7. 70-Henry Malcuit[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 70X-Spencer Bayston[2] ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 3. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[1] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 7. 27B-Boston Mead[4] ; 8. 71-Aryton Olsen[12] ; 9. 88N-Frank Neill[11] ; 10. 29-Steve Butler[9] ; 11. 97-Caleb Helms[10] ; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs[5]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 11-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 4-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 5. 5X-Justin Peck[5] ; 6. 1-Nate Dussel[7] ; 7. 14W-Chad Wilson[6] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[8] ; 9. 70-Henry Malcuit[10] ; 10. 22B-Ryan Broughton[9] ; 11. 21N-Frankie Nervo[12] ; 12. 59-Bryan Nuckles[11]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 6-Joey Saldana[6] ; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[2] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 5. 25M-Chris Andrews[3] ; 6. 4-Cap Henry[21] ; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[18] ; 8. 14-Tony Stewart[8] ; 9. 11-Dale Blaney[19] ; 10. 16-DJ Foos[7] ; 11. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 12. 83M-Broc Martin[12] ; 13. 70X-Spencer Bayston[16] ; 14. 5-Byron Reed[23] ; 15. 23-Max Stambaugh[14] ; 16. 35-Stuart Brubaker[17] ; 17. 33W-Caleb Griffith[15] ; 18. 99-Skyler Gee[11] ; 19. 23X-John Ivy[4] ; 20. 2+-Brian Smith[20] ; 21. 8J-Jess Stiger[22] ; 22. 9X-Ricky Peterson[13] ; 23. 45L-Brian Lay[10]

Hard Charger: 4-Cap Henry +15

Late Models - Summit Racing Equipment

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 50-Ryan Missler[1] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[2] ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 4. 69W-Jeff Warnick[6] ; 5. 92-Justin Chance[8] ; 6. X3-Dan Wallace[7] ; 7. 17X-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 8. 23H-Craig Hartong[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 94-Mike Bores[4] ; 2. 77-Steve Kester[6] ; 3. 59-Larry Bellman[3] ; 4. 5Y-Josh Haynes[5] ; 5. 1N-Casey Noonan[7] ; 6. 11H-Darrick Hubbard Jr[8] ; 7. 20H-Troy Hahn[1] ; 8. 25-Ryan Eddleblute[2]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5M-Ryan Markham[5] ; 2. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[7] ; 3. 69M-John Mayes Jr.[2] ; 4. 41-Jason Playter Jr[4] ; 5. 30-Nate Potts[3] ; 6. 42*-Bob Mayer[1] ; 7. 16-Steve Sabo[6] ; 8. 101-Chester Fitch[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 12-Doug Drown[1] ; 2. 55-TJ Watson[4] ; 3. 28-Kent Brewer[3] ; 4. 6-Jimmie Ward[6] ; 5. 41G-Austin Goon[2] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[5] ; 7. 75-Dana Frey[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 1N-Casey Noonan[2] ; 2. 92-Justin Chance[1] ; 3. 30-Nate Potts[3] ; 4. X3-Dan Wallace[5] ; 5. 42*-Bob Mayer[7] ; 6. 101-Chester Fitch[15] ; 7. 23H-Craig Hartong[13] ; 8. 17X-Dustin Keegan[9] ; 9. 11H-Darrick Hubbard Jr[6] ; 10. 16-Steve Sabo[11] ; 11. 75-Dana Frey[12] ; 12. 41G-Austin Goon[4] ; 13. 20H-Troy Hahn[10] ; 14. 69R-Doug Baird[8] ; 15. 25-Ryan Eddleblute[14]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 12-Doug Drown[8] ; 2. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[11] ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 4. 94-Mike Bores[1] ; 5. 50-Ryan Missler[9] ; 6. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 7. 5M-Ryan Markham[10] ; 8. 69W-Jeff Warnick[13] ; 9. 92-Justin Chance[18] ; 10. 59-Larry Bellman[3] ; 11. 55-TJ Watson[4] ; 12. 5Y-Josh Haynes[14] ; 13. 28-Kent Brewer[12] ; 14. 1N-Casey Noonan[17] ; 15. X3-Dan Wallace[20] ; 16. 30-Nate Potts[19] ; 17. 6-Jimmie Ward[16] ; 18. 77-Steve Kester[7] ; 19. 69M-John Mayes Jr.[6] ; 20. 41-Jason Playter Jr[15]

Hard Charger: CJ1-Rusty Schlenk +9

305 Sprints - Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[6] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[2] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 6. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 7. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[9] ; 9. 3X-Brandon Riehl[1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 97-Kyle Peters[2] ; 2. 9R-Dustin Rall[3] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[5] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[7] ; 5. Z10-Kevin Mingus[6] ; 6. 1H-Zeth Sabo[8] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebold[1] ; 8. 22-Justin Lusk[9] ; 9. 48-Mike Burkin[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 5. 09-Justin Adams[7] ; 6. 5-Kody Brewer[2] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[5] ; 8. 3V-Chris Verda[3]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 1H-Zeth Sabo[2] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 5. 5-Kody Brewer[3] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebold[5] ; 8. 3X-Brandon Riehl[10] ; 9. 22-Justin Lusk[8] ; 10. 3V-Chris Verda[9] ; 11. 48-Mike Burkin[11]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[1] ; 3. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[16] ; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[12] ; 7. 97-Kyle Peters[9] ; 8. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[19] ; 10. 26-Jamie Miller[10] ; 11. 47-Matt Lucius[3] ; 12. 36-Seth Schneider[11] ; 13. 25-Jason Keckler[18] ; 14. 09-Justin Adams[15] ; 15. Z10-Kevin Mingus[14] ; 16. 12-Kyle Capodice[13] ; 17. 1H-Zeth Sabo[17] ; 18. 9R-Dustin Rall[4] ; 19. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[6] ; 20. 5-Kody Brewer[20]

Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver +11


 

Will Hull Dominates Sprint Cars of New England Season Opener at Bear Ridge Speedway

The 2019 season for the Green Mountain Gearheads Sprint Cars of New England finally kicked off at Bear Ridge Speedway Saturday May 11th with a caution free 25 lap Feature Event.

When Feature time rolled around Will Hull wasted no time and bolted into the lead from the pole position at the drop of the green flag with Brett Wright settling into the second spot. By the time three laps were complete Chris Donnelly used the low groove to motor by Floyd Billington and Brett Wright to grab the runner up spot and set his sights on leader Hull, who was using the high line. In spite of a power plant that wasn’t firing on all cylinders Donnelly slowly started to reel Hull in, closing the gap ever so slightly every lap while hugging the bottom. Just as it looked like Donnelly would mount a challenge for the lead the duo encountered lapped traffic which let Hull pull back out to a comfortable lead. A little further back in the field Clay Dow mounted a challenge on Wright for third as the duo battled side-by-side for a few laps with Wright using a line even higher than Will Hull was and Dow primarily using the bottom groove. Dow finally completed the pass on lap fifteen and started to reel in second place runner Donnelly but ran out of time in the fast paced caution free event. At the Checkers it was defending Champion Will Hull taking the victory with Chris Donnelly second. Clay Dow was a strong third with Brett Wright fourth and Mike Bosco completing the top five.

The next event on the schedule for the Green Mountain Gearheads Sprint Cars of New England is back at Bear ridge Speedway on Saturday night, May 25th followed by the first visit of the season to the Devils Bowl Speedway the following evening, May 26th.

For more information and a complete 2019 Sprint Cars of New England schedule visit www.nesprintcars.com. For additional information on Green Mountain Gearheads visit www.greenmountaingearheads.com.

Unofficial Finish-Bear Ridge Speedway May 11rh, 2019

1. Will Hull

2. Chris Donnelly

3. Clay Dow

4. Brett Wright

5. Mike Bosco

6. Floyd Billington

7. Rick Stone

8. Bill Guertin

9. Dan Douville-DNS

 

 

Duke wins fourth PASS feature of 2019

Ken Duke Jr. of Selinsgrove outran fellow front-row starter Jonathan Jones of Irvona for the first-lap lead in Saturday’s PA Sprint Series feature at Port Royal Speedway and made that advantage hold up for the 20-lap distance to score a wire-to-wire victory, his fourth of the 2019 PASS/IMCA season.

The win was Duke’s second of the year at the Port “Speed Palace.” He has finished no lower than sixth in the seven PASS/IMCA features run so far.

Jones chased Duke for the entire race and collected his third straight runner-up finish at Port Royal.

Roger Irvine, also from Irvona, finished third, followed by Doug Dodson of Middletown and Devin Adams of Lebanon, who moved up from 11th starting position.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Johnny Scarborough, Jaremi Hanson, John Fiore, Jake Frye and Zach Newlin.

Newlin, who only qualified for the feature with a last-lap, last-turn pass in the second B-Main, advanced from 24th starting spot to 10th, earning the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Burnin’ Rubber Award for hard charger.

The feature’s only significant incident came when Sweigart tagged the outside wall in turns 3 and 4, ending his night. With 12 straight green-flag laps to the finish, lapped traffic became an issue, but Duke finessed that issue and held his lead to the end.

Heat race winners for the 41-car field were Adams, Scott Ellerman, Nick Sweigart and Dodson, with Cale Reigle and Ron Aurand taking the two B-Main wins.

PIT NOTES – Colton Hoover was in the hunt for a heat race victory until engine problems ended his night with two laps to go in Heat 1. Kassidy Kreitz was due to start B-Main 1 from the pole, but her car would not fire. Erin Statler, whose new car crashed hard during the last PASS/IMCA visit to the Port, was back in action (in a like-new-looking car) and qualified for the feature.

Ben McCall, whose home base of Fayetteville, N.C., is nearly 500 miles from Port Royal, drove overnight to the track after finishing seventh in a Virginia Sprint Series IMCA/RaceSaver event at Dixieland Speedway in Elizabeth City, N.C., Friday, then experienced engine problems prior to his B-Main. He and his dad loaded up and headed for home, where Ben was due to work at 8 a.m. Sunday.

PASS/IMCA is now averaging 41 cars per appearance at Port Royal in 2019. Saturday’s event had the starting time moved ahead to beat anticipated rain, and the strategy worked, but with occasional rain drops all night.

Saturday, May 11, Port Royal Speedway PASS/IMCA Results

HEAT 1 – 1. 99A-Devin Adams; 2. 56-Jake Frye; 3. 80-Dave Wickham; 4. 50-Jay Krout; 5. 10-Jake Waters; 6. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 7. 59T-Tim Stallings; 8. 72-Dave Guss; 9. 69-Eric Mathiot; 10. 97-Kenny Heffner; 11. 107-Colton Hoover.

HEAT 2 – 1. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 2. 12-Roger Irvine; 3. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 4. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 5. 26-Ryan Lynn; 6. 99-Cale Reigle; 7. 911-Michael Wenrick; 8. 880-Drew Ritchey; 9. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 10. 13-Kurt Knepper.

HEAT 3 – 1. 8-Nick Sweigart; 2. 12J-Jonathan Jones; 3. 91-John Fiore; 4. 61-Johnny Scarborough; 5. 23-Nathan Gramley; 6. 86-Ron Aurand; 7. 6R-Reed Thompson; 8. 51-Dave Graber; 9. 54K-Mark Zimmerman; 10. 7-Ben McCall.

HEAT 4 – 1. 20-Doug Dodson; 2. 5E-Wally Eshenaur; 3. 3D-Dave Grube; 4. 2-Erin Statler; 5. 53W-Jimmy White; 6. 11X-Robert Garvey; 7. 17K-Kyle Keen; 8. 19-Cruz Kepner; 9. 88-Fred Arnold; 10. 11Z Zach Newlin.

B-Main 1 – 1. 99-Cale Reigle; 2. 911-Michael Wenrick; 3. 880-Drew Ritchey; 4. 72-Dave Guss; 5. 69-Eric Mathiot; 6. 97-Kenny Heffner. DNS – 59T-Tim Stallings; 0-Kyle Ganoe; 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 13-Kurt Knepper; 107-Colton Hoover.

B-Main 2 – 1. 86-Ron Aurand; 2. 11-Zach Newlin; 3. 17K-Kyle Keen; 4. 51-Dave Graber; 5. 88-Fred Arnold; 6. 19-Cruz Kepner; 7. 6R-Reed Thompson; 8. 54K-Mark Zimmerman; 9. 11X-Robert Garvey. DNS – 7-Ben McCall.

FEATURE – 1. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 2. 12J-Jonathan Jones; 3. 12-Roger Irvine; 4. 20-Doug Dodson; 5. 99A-Devin Adams; 6. 61-Johnny Scarborough; 7. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 8. 91-John Fiore; 9. 56-Jake Frye; 10. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 11. 99-Cale Reigle; 12. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 13. 10-Jake Waters; 14. 86-Ron Aurand; 15. 53W-Jimmy White; 16. 80-Dave Wickham; 17. 911-Michael Wenrick; 18. 2-Erin Statler; 19. 50-Jay Krout; 20. 8-Nick Sweigart; 21. 23-Nathan Gramley; 22. 3D-Dave Grube; 23. 5E-Wally Eshenaur; 24. 26-Ryan Lynn.

 

 

Walter, Scheffler, Kulow, Bauer heat up
frigid PDTR racing program

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 11, 2019 – An impressive field of 102 cars in four divisions and a hearty contingent of racing fans braved an unseasonably chilly evening to get their racing fix as three veteran drivers earned return visits to victory lane, while another celebrated the first A-main triumph of his career in Plymouth Track Racing action at The Plymouth Dirt Track on the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, May 11.

Josh Walter of Plymouth held off a pair of heated challenges to capture the 25-lap Richard’s of Dunbar 360 Sprint Car A-main. Waukesha’s Taylor Scheffler scored a wire-to-wire victory in the 25-lap Gasroots Project Late Model A main. Tyler Kulow of Plymouth came out on top in the 25-lap Klips & Tips Grand National A main. Justin Bauer of Sheboygan Falls held off a late charge from last week’s A-main winner Tim Warner of Fond du Lac to earn his very first 25-lap Cellcom B Mod A-main triumph.

In the 360 Sprint Car A-main, Walter outpowered outside front row starter Nich Melis of Plymouth to take the lead in turn one of the opening lap from the pole position. The first of two caution flags appeared on lap 2, when Waupun’s Tyler Brabant spun in turn four.

On the restart, sixth starter Travis Arenz of Sheboygan began to make his march to the front of the field as he pulled off a slide job in turn three to move past fourth starter Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum, 2017 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh, who started third, and Melis to secure second place in the running order on lap 3.

Arenz then ducked low on lap 7 to pressure Walter for the top spot. On lap 8, Arenz slipped underneath Walter in turn one to take over the top spot. However, Walter did not back down as he held tight to Arenz and dove low in turn three on lap 11 as the two drivers raced side by side before Walter regained the top spot on lap 12.

On lap 13, Arenz dropped from contention as he slowed to a stop in turn four with a magneto failure to bring out the second caution flag of the race. After the restart, the low line prevailed for nearly every competitor searching for traction on the ultra-slick racing surface.

Walter stayed glued to the inside lane until he had to negotiate lapped traffic starting on lap 20, which allowed McMullen to close the gap significantly. On lap 22, McMullen attempted a high move in turn one, but Walter was too strong along the inside lane.

As the leaders continued to weave their way through slower traffic, McMullen continued to pressure Walter over the final five laps. However, Walter was able to hold off McMullen’s last-lap charge to notch his fifth career PDTR and Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car A-main victory by a half-car length margin over runner-up McMullen.

Defending PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Justin Miller of Plymouth moved up from his 11th starting spot to finish third, Wenninger placed fourth and eighth starter Tim Haddy of Waupun rounded out the top five.

After an aborted initial start for a five-car incident in turn two involved Joe Bongiorno of Milwaukee, Tom Naeyeart of Shawano, 2016 PDTR Late Model champ Tim Buhler of Greenbush, Dave Jaeger of Slinger and Cedar Grove’s Charlie Schmidt, Taylor Scheffler used his outside front row starting spot to move past defending PDTR Late Model champion Justin Schmidt of Cleveland, who started on the pole, to lead the opening lap.

By lap 8, Scheffler had built up a half-straightaway lead over Schmidt with third starter Justin Ritchie of New London trailing in third. Scheffler caught the rear of the field on lap 16, which allowed Schmidt to close a bit before the second caution flag of the race flew on lap 18 for an incident involving Adam Jahnke of Bear Creek and four-time PDTR Late Model champ Brad Mueller of Random Lake in turn two.

On the restart, Schmidt hounded Scheffler along the low groove and mounted a spirited challenge for the top spot on lap 19. However, Scheffler closed the door and successfully fended off Schmidt’s repeated bids for the lead over the final six laps en route to his second career PDTR Late Model A-main victory.

Schmidt had to settle for second, Ritchie placed third, last week’s Late Model A-main winner Paul Parker of Kaukauna, who started sixth, placed fourth and Turk Letizia of Milwaukee moved up from the 11th starting position to finish fifth.

In the Grand National A main, polesitter J.J. Pagel of Mount Calvary jumped into the lead on the opening lap while outside front row starter Dave Holm of Quinney dueled with Plymouth’s Steven Weber, who started third, for second place on lap 2.

The lone caution of the race appeared on lap three for a seven-car mishap in turn two, which was triggered by Holm’s spin at the front of the field. On the restart, Tyler Kulow, who started fifth, used the high groove to challenge Pagel for the top spot.

On lap 4, Kulow powered around Pagel to assume the lead in turn two. Pagel then battled back to close to within inches of Kulow’s rear bumper on lap 14. By lap 19, the leaders found themselves in lapped traffic, which gave Pagel another opportunity to pressure Kulow for the lead. However, Kulow held off each of Pagel’s challenges to post his fifth career PDTR Grand National A-main victory by a quarter-straightaway margin.

Pagel finished second, Weber wound up third, sixth starter Luke Scholten of Oostburg placed fourth and Elkhart Lake’s Donny Kulow, who started fourth, rounded out the top five.

Polesitter Justin Bauer grabbed the lead on the drop of the green flag of the B Mod A main with outside front row starter Steve Lorier of Sheboygan following in second. Lorier moved in to challenge Bauer along the outside line on lap 4 and stayed within striking distance over the next 11 circuits before the first of five caution flags appeared on lap 15 for a one-car spin in turn three.

On the restart, fourth starter Shane Long of Sheboygan Falls dove low to challenge Lorier for second as Tim Warner of Fond du Lac, who starter seventh, moved in to join the battle for second on lap 17.

Two laps later, Lorier again initiated a spirit attempt to wrestle the lead away from Bauer just before another caution flag appeared on lap 20, which tipped off a string of incidents over the final five laps.

On the restart, Lorier and Long collided in turn two, which sent Long spinning. Under caution, Lorier claimed responsibility for the incident by tapping on his roof. As a result, Long kept his second-place position in the running order, while Lorier went to the rear of the field on the ensuing restart.

Warner flexed his muscle in the closing laps moving past Long to challenge Bauer for the lead along the high groove on lap 21. However, two more caution flags slowed the pace once again.

On the final restart, Bauer held strong to turn back Warner’s tenacious bid for the lead on the way to his first career PDTR B Mod A-main victory. Warner had to settle for second, ninth starter Travis Schmidt of Waldo took third, Brandon Knepprath of Kewaskum, who started sixth, placed fourth and Mark Hoeppner of Hartford took fifth after starting 11th.

Lance Fassbender of Burnett won the first 12-lap 360 Sprint Car B main and Bill Taylor of Kewaskum captured the second 12-lap 360 Sprint Car B main. Marcus Hoeppner of Hartford was victorious in the B Mod B main.

The program, which honored Police, Fire and EMS personnel and was sponsored by the city of Sheboygan Falls Fire Department, featured a large field of 40 PDTR 360 Sprints, along with 28 B Mods, 18 Grand Nationals and 16 Late Models.

This Saturday, May 18 PDTR will welcome the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions national touring 410 Sprint Car series for a combined points event with the regional touring Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series.

Retired NASCAR legend and All Star series owner Tony Stewart will compete, along with three-time World of Outlaws Series champion Sammy Swindell and current NASCAR Xfinity Series competitor, 2017 NASCAR Truck Series champion and three-time defending Chili Bowl Midget Car race winner Christopher Bell, in addition to a host of other top-flight national and regional Sprint Car drivers.

Advance general admission tickets are available by calling 920-893-5751. Adult tickets at $30, student tickets for age 6-12 are $10 and children age 5 and under will be admitted free. Pit passes are $35 or $25 with a PDTR Rewards Card.

Spectator gates open at 3 p.m. for advance general admission ticket holders and 4 p.m. for those purchasing tickets on race day.

The program, which is sponsored by JDL Automotive, will also feature the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars. On-track action is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.

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 CAR
Date of Race: May 11, 2019
HEAT 1
1, NICH MELIS. 2, PAUL POKORSKI. 3, CHRIS FLICK. 4, BILL TAYLOR. 5, DOUG WONDRA. 6, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 7, SEAN RAYHALL. 8, SCOTT
CONGER. (DNS).
HEAT 2
1, TIM HADDY. 2, DANNY SCHLAFER. 3, SCOTTY NEITZEL. 4,
KEVIN KARNITZ. 5, BRANDON BERTH. 6, ROBBIE PRIBNOW. 7, MIKE
DECKER. 8, WAYNE MODJESKI.
HEAT 3
1, JOSH WALTER. 2, SHANE WENNINGER. 3, KURT DAVIS. 4, JUSTIN
MILLER. 5, SCOTTY THIEL. 6, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 7, JACK
VANDERBOOM. 8, BLAKE WONDRA.
HEAT 4
1, TONY WONDRA. 2, TYLER BRABANT. 3, WILL GERRITS. 4, JIM MELIS
. 5, CHRIS LARSON. 6, AL SCHLAFER. 7, JUSTIN
ERICKSON. 8, PRESTON RUH. (DNS).
HEAT 5
1, TRAVIS ARENZ. 2, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 3, ADAM MILLER. 4, LANCE
FASSBENDER. 5, CHRIS CLAYTON. 6, BRYCE SCHMITT. 7, TYLER
DAVIS. 8, TYLER TISCHENDORF.
B FEATURE
1, LANCE FASSBENDER. 2, KEVIN KARNITZ. 3, DOUG WONDRA. 4, CHRIS
CLAYTON. 5, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 6, JUSTIN ERICKSON. 7, JACK
VANDERBOOM. 8, TYLER TISCHENDORF. 9, MIKE DECKER. 10, CHRIS
LARSON. 11, SEAN RAYHALL. 12, SCOTT CONGER.
B FEATURE
1, BILL TAYLOR. 2, SCOTTY THIEL. 3, AL SCHLAFER. 4, CHRIS FLICK. 5,
JOSH TEUNISSEN. 6, BRANDON BERTH. 7, WAYNE MODJESKI. 8,
TYLER DAVIS. 9, BRYCE SCHMITT. 10, BLAKE WONDRA. 11, ROBBIE
PRIBNOW. 12, PRESTON RUH. (DNS).
A FEATURE
1, JOSH WALTER. 2, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 3, JUSTIN MILLER. 4,
SHANE WENNINGER. 5, TIM HADDY. 6, PAUL POKORSKI. 7, WILL
GERRITS. 8, SCOTTY NEITZEL. 9, KURT DAVIS. 10, JIM MELIS.
11, NICH MELIS. 12, ADAM MILLER. 13, LANCE
FASSBENDER. 14, TONY WONDRA. 15, SCOTTY THIEL. 16, TYLER
BRABANT. 17, BILL TAYLOR. 18, DOUG WONDRA. 19, DANNY
SCHLAFER. 20, AL SCHLAFER. 21, TRAVIS ARENZ. 22, KEVIN KARNITZ.

 

 

COLE DUNCAN FENDS OFF TONY STEWART FOR 1ST CAREER SHARON WIN AGAINST THE 43-CAR FAST "410" SPRINT FIELD; ANOTHER BIG PENN-OHIO STOCK WIN FOR SCHNEIDER; 5TH STRAIGHT FOR WOLBERT IN RUSH MODS; ECONO MOD SPECIAL TO MILLER

by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH May 11, 2019 After two rain outs to start the year, Sharon Speedway was finally able to kick off the 90th anniversary season of racing on Saturday night completing the entire program just before the rain set in. Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane on Mark Thomas Ford Night part of the Menards "Super Series" were Cole Duncan-FAST Series for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars, Chris Schneider-Penn-Ohio Championship Series for the Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Chas Wolbert-RUSH Touring Series for the HTMA/Precise Racing Products Sportsman Modifieds, and Kyle Miller-Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. Aside from the Sprints, the remainder of the program was the rained out night two of the "Apple Festival Nationals" from back on September 8, 2018.

It certainly hasn't been the start to the 2019 season that Ohio standout Cole Duncan had envisioned, but on Saturday night Duncan stamped out a statement "410" Sprint Car win over a stout field of 43 cars. Duncan went from fourth to first on the opening lap then held off Tony Stewart's furious charge through lapped traffic for his first career Sharon win. Duncan earned $3,000 for the FAST-sanctioned victory that came in the non-stop 25-lap feature timed in 7:45.679.

"What an awesome race track- good job to Sharon and the FAST guys," expressed the 27-year-old Lockbourne, Ohio driver. "That was a lot of fun. I've always wanted to win here. I think I ran second here years ago when I first started. This is pretty freaking cool. I love winning anywhere obviously, but it's cool to win in Ohio. This year has been such a struggle for us. We had a horrible start out of the gate, but mostly self-inflicted. We tore up some cars. This feels so good to be back in victory lane early in the year. That was a hell of a field of cars. You don't know who's behind you because you don't have mirrors in these things. I thought I was struggling in traffic and couldn't make the right moves. I took the lead around the top, and I decided I wasn't going to lose it by getting passed up there so I stuck it back on the fence and here we are."

Broc Martin and Brandon Spithaler led the 24 feature transfer cars to green, but it was Duncan shooting from outside row two into the lead on the racey surface. Meanwhile, Stewart, who earned his first career "410" win back in 2009 at Sharon, started sixth and moved into fourth after one lap ahead of Joey Saldana. Duncan quickly stretched his lead to a straightaway advantage, while Stewart and Saldana passed Spithaler for third and fourth on laps two and three respectively.

Duncan caught lapped traffic on lap six and was in heavy traffic on lap seven as his lead quickly shrunk as Martin and Stewart closed in. Stewart drove under Martin for second on lap eight then ran down Duncan on lap 11, while Saldana duplicated Stewart's move on Martin for third. By lap 14, Saldana joined caught the front duo making it a three-car race for the lead.

On lap 22, Stewart went to the bottom in turns and two as he fought his way through traffic and pulled even with Duncan, but Duncan had the momentum off the topside of turn two to maintain the lead. Stewart remained within striking distance over the final laps, but just couldn't get close enough to throw a slide job on Duncan. Duncan would take the checkered flag first by a margin of 0.379 of a second over Stewart in his Helms Construction/Industrial Special Power Coatings/Ohio Heating/Motor City Auto Transport/CnB Chubby/Factory Kahne/Wolf Composites/Gressman Powersports-sponsored #22. Cole now joins his father Rodney Duncan as Sprint Car winners at Sharon.

Saldana, who is competing for the $10,000 FAST title in Jamie Miller's #6, was third. Six-time All Star Champion, Chad Kemenah who won a non-sanctioned show at Sharon in 2018, drove John Garvin's #K4 from 14th to fourth. T.J. Michael came on late to finish fifth after starting 10th. Spithaler and Martin dropped to sixth and seventh at the finish. Dan Shetler was eighth. Sixteenth starting Lee Jacobs raced to a ninth place finish over Carl Bowser.

Dan Kuriger set fast time overall in qualifying with a lap of 14.815. Picking up $40 heat race wins were Shetler, Dan McCarron, Bowser, Saldana, and Spithaler. Kody Swanson and Darin Gallagher copped the last chance B main wins.

Over the years, Chris Schneider has had a knack for winning big Stock Car races at Sharon Speedway despite never being a full-time competitor at the track. On Saturday night, Schneider passed race-long leader Rob Shook on lap 10 and drove a perfect race through lapped traffic for the $2,000 payday. Schneider's win came in the non-stop 25-lap September 8 make-up feature for the Penn-Ohio Series, which now gives him 10 career victories at the track.

"Lapped traffic can be hairy," acknowledged the 40-year-old Lower Burrell, Pa. driver. "You just have to be patient, not take anyone out, and not get passed- what else can you do? We've built a total of 52 cars so far and there's a good many in the field tonight. It was a tight field with a lot of good drivers and competition- I love this class. The car felt pretty good; she went wherever I wanted to put it. We just pieced this motor together the very last minute to make it here. I have to thank Bob Walters for slamming this motor together. There's a 25-year-old camshaft in this that we got out of a white bucket in the back corner."

Shook used the outside to move past Joey Zambotti III on the start, while Zambotti settled into second over Schneider on the opening lap. Schneider then raced past Zambotti for second on lap two. Schneider closed in on Shook in the race for the lead on lap seven. Schneider caught Shook on lap nine and the two raced side-by-side for the lead for two laps before Schneider went around Shook to lead lap 10.

Schneider would deal with lapped traffic the entire second half of the race, and wouldn't make any mistakes as he crossed the checkered flag first by a comfortable 4.134-second margin in his Nick's Chevrolet/It's All Clean Pressure Washing/SS Chassis & Supply/Hot Dog Guys-sponsored #55 in a race that went non-stop in 8:49.177. Fifth starting Andrew Gordon passed Rusty Martz for third on lap 18 then got by Shook for second, but was unable to make any kind of challenge on Schneider.

After leading the first nine circuits, Shook dropped to third over Martz and Jason Fosnaught. Completing the top 10 were Mike T. Miller, Chris McGuire, Jackson Humanic, Bobby Whitling, and Zambotti. Humanic tagged the second B main, which he raced to the front to win then charged from 17th to eighth in the feature. Gordon, Randy Wyant, Shook, Miller, and Schneider won the heat races originally run back on September 7. Besides Humanic, Curt J. Bish also won a last chance B main on Saturday night. A total of 53 different Stock Cars competed.

Chas Wolbert started the 2019 season right where he left off in 2018- in victory lane. After ending the season winning the final four HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified features at Sharon, Wolbert extended his win streak to five by capturing the 25-lap Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring Series September 8 make-up event on Saturday night. Despite starting eighth, Wolbert made the winning pass of Garrett Krummert on lap 15 to nail down the $800 victory.

"This is crazy and awesome," expressed the 24-year-old Warren, Ohio resident. "It's 2019, but the same car from last year and only looks a little different. I was happy I got to second when I did. I utilized the top on the initial start and then the middle, but Krummert is such a good driver with all of his background and experience. He's just an all-around awesome guy. I was a little worried for a bit, but you just have to get comfortable and whatever happens, happens. I have to thank God first because without him I wouldn't be here. I have to thank RUSH- Mike (Leone), Vicki (Emig), and yourself (Brian Spaid) along with Sharon Speedway and all of the track officials, plus all of my sponsors."

Krummert raced out to an early big advantage over Gary Haupt, while Wolbert advanced five spots on the opening lap to third. Wolbert caught Haupt on lap three and drove under the former Late Model racer for second on lap four. Rob Kristyak started sixth and was on the move taking fourth from Josh Deems on lap six then ran down Haupt on lap 11. The two were racing side-by-side for third on lap 13 when the event's only stoppage occurred when Jordan Ehrenberg got upside down in turn two after catching an infield tire. He was okay.

When racing resumed on lap 14, Kristyak made the pass of Haupt for third; meanwhile, Wolbert and Krummert were battling side-by-side for the lead with Wolbert on the bottom and Krummert on the top. Wolbert slipped by Krummert on the 15th circuit for the winning move. Kristyak then went to work on Krummert for two laps before making the pass for runner-up on lap 17.

Kristyak though would be unable to mount a challenge over the final eight laps as Wolbert marched on in his Alcon Mechanical/Dunkin Donuts of Warren, OH/C.T. Wolbert Trucking/Walters Building Co./Ohio Intra Express/Russ King Racing-sponsored #10s by a winning margin of 3.392 seconds. The victory was Wolbert's fifth career in Touring Series competition and 10th overall in his career at Sharon.

After finishing a season best third in the 2018 finale at Sharon, Kristyak did one spot better to open the 2019 season matching his best finish throughout the circuit since joining the class. After leading the first 14 laps, Krummert dropped to third at the finish. Kole Holden came on late to finish fourth as Haupt slipped to fifth. Completing the top 10 were Josh Deems, Jeremy Weaver, Blaze Myers, Jacob Jordan from 18th, and David Kalb, Jr. Krummert, Kalb, and Deems won the heat races back on September 8, while Pat Adams and Brandon Ritchey won the last chance B mains on Saturday night. A total of 36 different RUSH Sportsman Modifieds competed.

Kyle Miller started off his 2019 season in fine fashion last Sunday night winning the season opener at Eriez Speedway. On Saturday night, Miller duplicated his feat in the Sharon opener by leading all 20 laps of the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mod September 8, 2019 make-up feature. Miller earned $750 for his biggest career win.

"This feels good to get another win here- it's been a year and a half so it's pretty exciting," stated the 24-year-old East Hickory, Pa. driver. "The track changed quite a bit and it's pretty slick now. I just had to keep it smooth and straight. I have to thank everyone that helps out, my whole family, all of the sponsors on the car, and the fans for coming out."

After a five-car accident on the opening lap, third starting Miller charged to the lead over 2016 and 2017 track champion, Steve Haefke, and Eric Wilson. While Miller pulled away, Wilson caught Haefke on lap seven and two laps later drove around him for second. After 16 consecutive green flag laps, Mark Titus spun to bring out the caution. When racing resumed, Ty Rhoades passed Haefke for third before a seven-car pile-up stopped action for the final time.

Miller fended off Wilson on the double-file restart and the two-lap shootout to the finish taking the checkered flag first by 0.597 of second in his A. Crivelli/Denochick Logging/Whitehill's Garage/Hickory Nut Inn/Wedge Motorsports/Tom's Auto Repair/955 Automotive/Friedhabers-sponsored #15 for just his second career Sharon win. Rhoades, Haefke, and Josh Mueller were third through fifth at the finish. Jacob Eucker, Wilson, and Miller won the heat races run back on September 7. Andy Buckley and Brian Huchko won Saturday's last chance B mains. A total of 38 different Econo Mods competed.

FAST Series for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars (25 laps, $3,000 to-win): 1. COLE DUNCAN (22) 2. Tony Stewart (14) 3. Joe Saldana (Miller 6) 4. Chad Kemenah (Garvin K4) 5. T.J. Michael (8M) 6. Brandon Spithaler (22) 7. Broc Martin (83M) 8. Dan Shetler (Pryde 29) 9. Lee Jacobs (Lewis 81) 10. Carl Bowser (11) 11. Dan McCarron (22M) 12. Caleb Griffith (Ward 33) 13. Dan Kuriger (08) 14. Tyler Gunn (68G) 15. Max Stambaugh (Kiser 23) 16. George Hobaugh (40) 17. Kody Swanson (Wolters 12) 18. Gary Kriess, Jr. (Frederick 55) 19. Justin Peck (5x) 20. Sye Lynch (42) 21. Michael Bauer (46) 22. Jordan Harble (5) 23. Darin Gallagher (12G) 24. Jack Sodeman, Jr. (23Jr). DNQ: Ayrton Olsen (71), Brandon Matus (13), Frankie Nervo (21N), Andy Priest (McCandless 7N), Chad Wilson (14W), John Garvin, Jr. (J4), Cody Bova (20B), Steve Irwin (Stambaugh 5M), Mark Rossey (66), Adam Cruea (83), Davey Jones (76), Jeremy Kornbau (Dellinger 27K), Brett Brunkenhoefer (47), Russ Sansosti (23s), Darren Pifer (23), Jimmy Morris III (Stafford 4N), Leyton Wagner (38), Brent Matus (33), Gale Ruth (1R).

Penn-Ohio Championship Series for the Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars (25 laps, $2,000 to-win): 1. CHRIS SCHNEIDER (55) 2. Andrew Gordon (25) 3. Rob Shook (Kiehl 64) 4. Rusty Martz (16M) 5. Jason Fosnaught (Tristani 73) 6. Mike T. Miller (T6) 7. Chris McGuire (63) 8. Jackson Humanic (17) 9. Bobby Whitling (7W) 10. Joey Zambotti III (948) 11. Rod Laskey (1R) 12. Shaun Hooks (65) 13. Curt J. Bish (Tarr 29) 14. Jamie Duncan (67J) 15. Tyler Thompson (T2) 16. Leigh Wheeler (717) 17. Tim Bish (11B) 18. Jim Fosnaught (20J) 19. Mike Miller (81) 20. Chris Withers (21W) 21. Terry Wheeler (2W) 22. Brian Carothers (02c) 23. Steve D'Apolito (84) 24. Jason Jones (81) 25. Paul Davis (3) 26. Randy Wyant (11T)-DNS 27. Jeff Broniszewski (08)-DNS 28. Noah Brunnel (31)-DNS 29. Tim Deutsch (20)-DNS 30. Hunter Exley (23H)-DNS. DNQ: Gerry Bruce (Humanic (z17), David Snyder (14D), Brett McDonald (25), Darr Diegelman (15*), Pat Fielding (23), Jamie Scharba (11S), Mike Clark (7), Bobby Heim (92), Jacob Billyk (4), Garrett Calvert (77), Nick Kocuba (10), Larry Kugel (Petsko (00), Steve Burns, Jr. (70B), Bobby Robinson (34R), Andy Buckley (965), Gil Demello (22), Jamie Maxwell (6), Tony Bruno (97), Curt Bish (00), Rusty Wheeler (44), Alan Dellinger (Bish 1B), Jason Longwell (7s), Bryan Wagner (56).

RUSH Touring Series for the HTMA/Precise Racing Products Sportsman Modifieds (25 laps, $800 to-win): 1. CHAS WOLBERT (c3) 2. Rob Kristyak (00) 3. Garrett Krummert (10S) 4. Kole Holden (2) 5. Gary Haupt (16) 6. Josh Deems (9D) 7. Jeremy Weaver (35W) 8. Blaze Myers (43JR) 9. Jacob Jordan (28J) 10. David Kalb, Jr. (11J) 11. Jessica Kriegisch (63) 12. Brandon Ritchey (17) 13. Joe Lockhart (Degroat 03) 14. Jacob Wolfe (7) 15. Greg Porter (25) 16. Chelsie Kriegisch (10) 17. Pat Adams (39) 18. Preston Cope (24P) 19. Amelia Clay (4S) 20. Calvin Clay (12C) 21. Tony Tatgenhorst (63T) 22. Jordan Ehrenberg (JD57) 23. Cameron Nastasi (615) 24. Brandon Albert (30)-DNS 25. Will Thomas III (9)-DNS 26. Shayne Izzo (86)-DNS 27. Rocky Kugel (83)-DNS 28. Kyle Martell (8)-DNS. DNQ: Clayton Deems (55D), John McMillen (6), Jim Rasey (32), Alan Dellinger (Williams 8), Max Smoker (Kristyak 404), Kyler Jolley (Myers 43X), Brian Foley, Jr. (Smith 3G), Steve Slater (29).

Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods (20 laps, $750 to-win): 1. KYLE MILLER (15) 2. Eric Wilson (27B) 3. Ty Rhoades (12R) 4. Steve Haefke (41) 5. Josh Mueller (01) 6. Buzz Seitz (1) 7. Andy Buckley (Leamer 965) 8. Dustin Demattia (77D) 9. Nate Young (42) 10. Mike Boyd (1B) 11. Mitchell Lam (12) 12. Gary Robinson (44R) 13. Brent Coleman (01) 14. Keith Felicetty (98) 15. Butch Lambert (Hendrickson 19) 16. Jacob Eucker (64) 17. Wayne Tessean (Williams 7) 18. Brian Huchko (60) 19. Mike Harmon (09SR) 20. Jeff Bametzrieder (74) 21. Shawn Shingledecker (54s) 22. Dwayne Clay (007) 23. Jarrett Young (21) 24. Mark Titus (25) 25. Brandon Blackshear (10)-DNS 26. Brian Huffman (07x)-DNS 27. Matt Alexander (77) 28. Bud Watson (25)-DNS 29. Jim Clay (84)-DNS 30. Brian Toto (8B)-DNS. DNQ: Tyler Davis (14D), Ed Roberts (6s), Ray Gregory (82R), Chris Beall, Jr. (96), Brandon Fiedler (18), Pat Drennan (22), Gary Olson (23), Justin Lapcevich (777).

Coming up next Saturday night (May 18) will see the "410" Sprint Cars return in a non-sanctioned event for $3,000 to-win part of the Menards "Super Series" along with the first night of points for the Stock Cars, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Econo Mods on Nese's Country Cafe Night. The Junior Sprints for kids will also be on the program. The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will also run their first "Wheelman" Non-Winners race presented by C&R Tire and Ohio Intra Express. It'll be Scout & Youth Sports Night. Pits open at 4 p.m. with grandstands at 5, and heat racing at 7. Grandstand admission is $13 for those 14 and over. Pit passes are $30.

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.

 

 

Night of Firsts Nets Another New Sprint Car Bandits Feature Winner at Monarch Motor Speedway

Wichita Falls, TX (5/12/19) by DarinShort.com. On the first visit of the Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) to the ultra-modern Monarch Motor Speedway Saturday night, May 11th, a night of firsts, led to several eye-poppers, jaw-droppers and head scratchers as John Carney II would take his first-ever series win. He would become the 17th different Series winner in the past 21 events.

But his path to victory lane was anything but a walk in the park.

Recent heavy rains led to extremely fast and volatile track conditions throughout the evening. The track crews worked feverishly to keep up with demands of the track surface, with all race teams doing a great job keeping the track packed during yellow flag laps and between races. Several times corner workers would scrape the walls so drivers could see through their spent tear-offs where the track ends and the wall began.

Action and passing abounded throughout the evening.

After gridding 10th in his heat race, Carney II would blister the field in his heat race by not only winning but earning enough points to start on the pole of the feature event.

Other big movers in heat race action was Harli White, who drove from 6th to win her heat race, while Will Eggimann would start 8th in his heat race and finish 2nd. White and Eggimann would become the 2nd and 3rd high point drivers and start the feature event outside front row and inside second row, respectively.

Not one crash or flip would take place in any of the sprint car heat races – or companion midget heats – as drivers would do a masterful job negotiating the highly technical and fast racing surface.

As the feature race fired off, Carney II would take the lead, while Harli would get in a small snafu leading to her rejoining the 22-car starting field from the tail.

Her night was far from over.

In the meantime, the moisture in the shoe-sucking track surface would keep drivers up-on-the-wheel, as the high speeds and cushion would cause several incidents leading to yellows and a red for the #18 of Logan Scherb. Scherb was on his was possibly going to be his highest SCB feature finish when the incident occurred.

In the ensuing restart Carney II would come down to the white stripe from his pole position, when the car appeared to stumble a bit as he hit the throttle, and third place runner Will Eggimann would blast by him on the frontstrech and take command of the event.

Eggiman would lead the next ten or so laps with Carney II falling back to as far back as forth as Arkansas’ Tim Crawley would continue to advance through the field from his 16th starting position.

After a pair of cautions to remove stuck cars from their infield excursions, a fuel stop was ordered – which is something that had only occurred once before in SCB history.

Eggimann would jet back out in front of the field in his well-prepared J&J Chassis sprinter with Carney II climbing his way back to 2nd place, now with Crawley and White in tow, with little signs that anyone had enough to get past Eggimann as the laps wound down.

As Eggimann and Crawley came down to the three laps to go mark, disaster struck, resulting in one of the more bizarre situations leaving fans jaws dropped, as they were still trying to process what happened.

When the lead pair entered corner one to negotiate the soon-to-be-lapped car of Kodey Keimig, Keimig would dig in to the cushion, sending his #27 sprinter into a series of flips that would shear the top wing off of leader Eggiman’s car as the speeding pair of leaders would pass by.

During the ensuing red flag, unharmed physically, yet sans the top wing, Eggimann would quickly determine that he would not resume the feature from his pole restart position and chose to exit to the pit area ending his stellar run against some of the top 360C.I. sprint drivers in the business.

The final restart of the event would see Carney II blast off from the second-row pair of Crawley and White, to take the hard-fought and highly popular win. Carney II would entertain the hardcore sprint car fans in the stands by pre-entering his car under the pseudonym "Rusty Pipes." When the fans found out who was really behind the wheel of the car, they all erupted in applause.

Harli White would zip past Crawley to finish 2nd – and as a reminder from the tail – to complete her impressive rebound, while Crawley would take the final podium position.

We’d like to thank West Texas Raceway for putting up $100 to the night’s Hard Charger, which goes to Dale Wester after advancing 15 spots from his 20th place starting spot.

The KoolTrikes.com heat races were won by John Carney II, Dalton Stevens and Harli White.

The companion Monarch Midget Championships feature event was a hotly contested battle between Tim Crawley, Kyle Jones, Hank Davis, Wesley Smith and Kevin Ramey. Wesley Smith would take a bite out of the cushion battling with Crawley for the lead, while not getting upside down, Smith would retire from the event. Meanwhile, Hank Davis would drop to the sidelines, leaving Crawley, Jones and Ramey to battle it out. Jones would slip by Ramey to finish 2nd, while Crawley would win by one car length – in a very popular win to the local crowd as his winning car was fielded by local racer/car owner John James.

The massive 41-car Limited Modified field would entertain the crowd throughout the night with great side-by-side racing, and their results will be posted as they become official.

30 cars would sign in for Sprint Car Bandits vs NCRA Shootout competition, and full results will be posted along with points in the next few days (there’s one car missing from the scoring loop results here, the 72 of Daniel Estes), so these results are pending his insertion:

45 – John Carney II 17W – Harli White 1X – Tim Crawley 79 – Ryan Hall 12W – Dale Wester 21 – Michelle Melton 9Z – Taylor Courtney 71 – Colby Estes 92 – Jordan Weaver 77W – Will Eggimann 27 – Kodey Keimig 13M – Chance McCrary 99X – Dalton Stevens 57C – Chris Schmelzle 23 – Junior Jenkins 18 – Logan Scherb 18L – Dillon Laden 44 – Jason Howell 10C – Jeremy Campbell V8 – Robert Vetter 35 - Chris Hinson 72 – Daniel Estes (finishing position pending transponder/hand scoring confirmation)

Thank you to all the fans that supported the event on an abnormally cool May evening, to one of the hardest working and determined track crews ever witnessed, and to the race teams that all supported the event.

Next up for the Sprint Car Bandits series is a pair of $2,000 to win and $300 to start shootout events with the NCRA series, to be contested Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26th at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas. Details on these events will be posted by mid-week.

Until then we hope you enjoy a great Mother’s Day holiday with the family and we look forward to seeing you all back at the track soon!

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for more details and series news.

 

 

Carnett Clash wins go to Andy Forsberg, Ray Trimble, Dan Jinkerson and Mike Miller on Saturday at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – May 11, 2019…One-week after claiming his 60th career Placerville Speedway victory Auburn, California’s Andy Forsberg returned on Saturday and charged to win number 61 during an exciting 25-lap Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car main event.

Also picking up wins at the annual “Carnett Clash” on Saturday were Ray Trimble with the Ltd. Late Models, Dan Jinkerson with the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mike Miller with the Mini Trucks and Dave Mackey with the Vintage Hard Tops. Special thanks goes out to Fords Only, Country Lube Automotive, Dirt Solutions and Lungevity for elevating the purses for the Late Models, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks during the night.

The 25-lap Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car feature came to the line with recent Bradway Memorial winner Justin Sanders and 16-year-old Jodie Robinson sharing the front row. The initial start was all for naught though, as runner up in points Kalib Henry got into a spin to bring out the yellow. It forced him to the rear of the field where point leader going into the night, Tony Gualda, was lined-up after not getting a qualifying time to begin the evening.

Sanders then shot into the lead on the next attempt but would encounter problems and slow to a stop on lap-one, which ultimately ended his night. Shingle Springs veteran Justin Johnson then inherited the top-spot but after going back green Robinson found the high-side of the speedway to her liking and she charged past him to take over the lead, prior to a caution on lap-four. On the ensuing restart Andy Forsberg showed his muscle and stayed close to Robinson, eventually carving his way under her to put the F&F Racing X1 out front.

For the second straight week track prep took place prior to the A-main and it certainly paid off by giving drivers multiple lines to use on the quarter-mile. Great side-by-side racing was seen all throughout the field with numerous competitors battling their way forward. A couple of red flag periods were seen on lap seven for Kenny Wanderstadt and then lap 14 for Shane Golobic. Both drivers were okay, but their nights came to an end. With 11-laps remaining all eyes were on Henry, who had rocketed through the pack and restarted in fourth.

When going back green Forsberg had his way with things out front and was never seriously challenged en route to taking the Ron Stahl checkered flag for his second consecutive victory.

Henry was able to pick off a couple more spots and got by Robinson late to score an ultra-impressive runner up finish aboard the Jensen Motorsports No. 5. The son of former track champion Mike Henry has now claimed three consecutive podium finishes at the Placerville Speedway. For Robinson it marked her first career podium effort at the track and came aboard the Rick Spencer owner No. 34 machine. The daughter of three-time track titlist David Robinson Jr. has been very impressive the last two weekends.

Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan looked solid in the feature once again to snag a fourth-place finish for the second straight week. The 1982 Placerville Speedway Rookie of the Year raced as high as second in the main event at one point. A couple more veterans that should be commended for fine nights are Justin Johnson and Placerville’s own CJ Humphreys, who ran fifth and sixth respectively. Both drivers have been strong supporters of the track over the years and it was nice to see them pick up good finishes on Saturday. Tony Gualda moved forward to cross the stripe in seventh after starting from last on the grid, with Shane Hopkins, Mike Benson and Chris Masters completing the top-10.

Three heat races were held during the night and went to Bubba Decaires, Justin Sanders and Jodie Robinson. Andy Forsberg began the night by earning the ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award. His lap of 10.651 paced the 22-car field.

The Ltd. Late Model 20-lap feature saw Tyler Lightfoot and Ryan McDaniel lead the field down to green. Drama occurred early though as McDaniel, the current point leader, encountered problems and made a sharp right hand turn back into the pit area early on. Round one winner Ray Trimble eventually fought his way to the front as drivers battled for position behind him. Cars raced high and low with Tyler Lightfoot, Tom Tilford, Dan Brown Jr., Mike Lightfoot and others looking to catch up with the leader.

Contact to the inside of Lightfoot’s machine while racing for second cost him a few positions at one point. Brown was also attempting to take over second on lap 13 when an incident in traffic left him parked on the inside of turn two. It was all about Trimble out front in the closing laps who took the checkered flag by a sizable margin to snag his second Ltd. Late Model victory of the season and 13th of his career. Tilford, Mike Lightfoot, Tyler Lightfoot and Michael Helton rounded out the top-five. Dan Brown Jr. captured the night’s lone heat race.

The Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks provided some epic racing at the Carnett Clash in both their heat races and the 20-lap finale. Last weeks winner Dan Jinkerson and Dave Silva made up the front row for the feature and it saw Jinkerson jump into the lead. Just like the Ltd. Late Model and Winged 360 main events cars raced on every square inch of the tight bullring. Numerous movers and shakers were seen with cars running closely together in packs on the speedway. Ryan Peter Jason Palmer, Nick Baldwin, Silva, Kevin Jinkerson and others put on a show for the fans racing behind Jinkerson.

The fast-moving Jinkerson was perfect out front however and crossed under the checkered flag for yet another Placerville Speedway victory. It marked his 23rd career triumph at the track, which moves him into sole possession of sixth place on the all-time Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stock win list. Peter, Palmer, Baldwin and Silva ran second through fifth respectively. The remainder of the top-10 was comprised of Kevin Jinkerson, Scott Grunert, Rick Grunert, Ronnie Richards and Matthew Chacon. Dan Jinkerson and Dave Silva won the two thrilling heat races held during the night. A nice field of 17 Pure Stocks were on hand.

The Mini Trucks also had one of their best fields since they debuted a few years ago. A total of 10 truckers were in action and saw Mike Miller win both the heat race and the 20-lap feature. Chris Curtis, Ryan Murphy, Aaron Rupley and John LittleJohn completed the top-five.

Full results from the Carnett Clash can be viewed at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1657898?fbclid=IwAR0oK4YRrGCg6jGUbzNFNiCbhOeHigSyuxslw55nDrGQPwn5Qp--UdpoIis

The Placerville Speedway will be dark the next two weekends before resuming action with the “Dads and Grads Night” on Saturday June 1st. Division competing will include the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and the POWRi-BCRA Midgets.

 

 

DEAN JACOBS COLLECTS HOME WIN AT WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY; MARKHAM MASTERS LATE MODEL WIN; RAIN STOPS THE REST OF THE ACTION

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, May 11, 2019

By Mike Swanger

After three weeks of rain outs, the night started out with the sun shining at Wayne County Speedway on White’s Ford night, but as the Malcuit’s Tavern Super Late Model feature was running the last three laps of the race, the rain began to fall and as the McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks took to the track, the moisture became heavier and stopped their race after four laps. Their feature will pick up at that point next week and the JOYRIDE Transportation Mini Stocks will have double features also.

Before the rains came, the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints started the action with D J Foos grabbing the top spot from the outside front row with Clay Riney in his tire tracks on the opening lap as the caution would quickly fly for a Mitch Harble and Henry Malcuit tangle in turn four, ending both of their nights. Foos would continue to lead with Riney in pursuit with Trey Jacobs in third until he spun in turn 4 on lap seven. He would later drop out with a flat tire. On the ensuing restart, Andrew Palker would bounce off the turn one guardrail and spin collecting Ryan Broughton, ending Broughton’s race. As the green flag waved again, Wooster’s Dean Jacobs would take third from Ricky Peterson as Riney would challenge Foos for the top spot with Jacobs closing on the front runners. Foos would start to pull away from Riney, who would give up second place on lap 18 to Jacobs as Peterson would also move past the fading Riney. As lapped traffic came into play, Foos would get caught in the low groove in turn three and four behind a couple of back markers and Jacobs, driving the McClure Motorsports #9, used the high side to power past Foos for the lead at the five to go mark. A caution on the next circuit for debris was the only thing to slow Jacobs to the Summit Racing victory circle, where he said ‘I’ve won races all over the country, but there is nothing like winning on your home track.’ Peterson would outduel Foos on the last lap for second while Trevor Baker streaked to fourth in the last four laps to take fourth from his 11th starting position. Jordan Ryan filled out the top five. Steve Butler, Stuart Brubaker and Foos topped the heat wins.

A pair of Ryan’s, Missler and Markham would bring the Malcuit’s Tavern Super Late Models to the green flag with Missler setting the pace for the opening two laps before Markham would tale over the point. J R Gentry and Doug Drown would follow the two leaders until lap six when Drown took over second and Gentry into third on lap 10. A yellow flag on lap 10 would bunch the field together and Corey Conley would move into 4th on the restart as the top five were tightly packed with Markham in the lead. Another caution two laps later and on this return to green, Conley would suffer a flat tire and he would drop out. As the race would go green the rest of the way, Markham of Asland and his H & T Demolition, The Beer Barrel and Hickory Hollow Concrete #5m, kept Drown at bay as Markham would storm out of the corners as Drown would close in in the corners but could never catch Markham. Gentry would ride in third as the driver on the move the last half of the feature was Cody Scott as he started 20th and picked up the hard charger award as he got by Missler for fourth with two laps to go as Missler finished fifth. ‘The last couple of laps were tricky as the rain started to fall,’ said Markham in the winners circle. Heat winners were Drown, Missler and Gentry.

The McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks ran four laps of their feature before the rain became to heavy and made the track unraceable. They will pick up at that point next week with John Wilson in the lead. Heat winners were Don Baney, Gary Hensel Jr. and Wilson.

The JOYRIDE Transportation Mini Stocks will also race their feature next week. Wes Staley, Doug Hensel, Jolene Voshel, her 1st heat win ever, and Gary Hensel Jr. paced the heat wins.

Next Saturday night, May 18, the World of Outlaw Morton Buildings Late Models will be at Wayne County Speedway for a $10,000 to win 50 lap feature as Brandon Sheppard will be looking to win his third straight WoO win at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval.’ The McKenzie Concrete Super Stock and the JOYRIDE Transportation Mini Stocks will finish up this weeks races and run a complete program. Pit Gates will open at 2 pm with General Admission gates at 3 pm and racing at 7 pm.

For more information go to www,waynecountyspeedway.com or www.worldofoutlaws.com

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, May 11, 2019

PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS

Heat 1 Steve Butler, Jordan Ryan, Dean Jacobs, Mitch Harble, Brian Smith, Travis Danford, Brinton Marvel

Heat 2 Stuart Brubaker, Tyler Dunn, Ricky Peterson, Trevor Baker, Henry Malcuit, Ryan Broughton, Ray Miller

Heat 3 D J Foos, Trey Jacobs, Clay Riney, Andrew Palker, Danny Mumaw, William Aumend, Troy Kingan dns

Feature Dean Jacobs, Ricky Peterson, D J Foos, Trevor Baker, Jordan Ryan, Clay Riney, Tyler Dunn, Stuart Brubaker, Andrew Palker, Danny Mumaw, Brian Smith, Brinton Marvel, Steve Butler, Ray Miller, William Aumend, Travis Danford, Trey Jacobs, Ryan Broughton, Mitch Harble, Henry Malcuit, Troy Kingan

MALCUIT’S TAVERN SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, Brad Malcuit, Larry Bellman, Brett Bee, Nick Cox, Jerry Aber, Tom Denzinger dns

Heat 2 Ryan Missler, Matt Irey, Charlie Duncan, Dave Hornikel, Mitch Caskey, Jeromy Misel, Cody Scott, Ashlee Todd

Heat 3 J R Gentry, Corey Conley, Matt Aber, Ben Mott, Craig Hartong, Jason Henderson, Dave Scott Jr., Austin Goon

Feature Ryan Markham, Doug Drown, J R Gentry, Cody Scott, Ryan Missler, Charlie Duncan, Dave Hornikel, Brad Malcuit, Ben Mott, Mitch Caskey, Matt Aber, Jeromy Misel, Brett Bee, Larry Bellman, Jerry Aber, Craig Hartong, Nick Cox, Jason Henderson, Ashlee Todd, Corey Conley, Austin Goon, Dave Scott Jr., Matt Irey, Tom Denzinger dns

McKENZIE CONCRETE SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Don Baney, Justin Lorentz, Don Lehman, Curt Zimmerman, Tony Prestier, Paul McVicker, Kevin Ake, Virgil Masters dns

Heat 2 Gary Hensel Jr., Michael Amick, Doug Drown, Nick Humphrey, Mike McElravy, #22, Luke Sprouse, Dan Radtka

Heat 3 John Wilson, David Uhler, Brandon Craver, Don Rutt, James Alleman, James Stanley, Jaret Sams

Feature To be completed May 18

JOYRIDE TRANSPORTATION MINI STOCKS

Heat 1 Wes Staley, Brad Hensel, Jordan James, Cory Staley, #82, Cory Boyd, Dusty Long

Heat 2 Doug Hensel, Dustin Bedlion, Jon Gamery, Lewis Walters, Matt Short, David Keagy, Brent Boreman

Heat 3 Jolene Voshel, Mitch Reichard, Dale Beckett, Steven Lester, Wyatt Zimmerman, Clayton Evans, Gary Lewis

Heat 4 Gary Hensel Jr., Wayne Newbury, Tyler Wiles, Jimmy Burns, J R Graser, Darrel Taylor, Cody Newbury

B Main Matt Short, J R Graser, David Keagy, #82, Wyatt Zimmerman dns, Cory Boyd dns, Clayton Evans dns, Darrel Taylor dns, Dusty Long dns, Brent Boreman dns, Gary Lewis dns, Cody Newbury dns

Feature To be raced May 18

 

Davie Franek’s Late Race Pass Parks Him in Victory Lane at Woodhull

(Woodhull, NY) It is extremely rare when someone comes to the Woodhull Raceway for the first time, and does well due to the uniqueness of the track compared to every other track the Patriot Sprint Tour visits.

That was not the case for Wantage, New Jersey driver, Davie Franek as he was able to put his Franek Auto Sales No. 28f in victory lane over another first-time visitor in Gerard McIntyre with. Jonathan Preston rounding out the top three.

“This race track was amazing” an elated Franek stated in victory lane. “You could race bottom, middle, top, where ever you needed to be. The restarts were kind of messing me up because I was trying to get into a rhythm to size him, (McIntyre) up to pass but then the caution would come out.”

All Star Circuit of Champions regular, Gerard McIntyre made a very rare 360 start and was the last driver into the top 8 redraw. Luck was on his side as the first 7 re-draw drivers left him the pole. He would start alongside three-time Woodhull A-Main winner Justin Barger as they both would lead the 23-car field to the green.

After a lap one restart, McIntyre would start to build a lead from the rest of the field as Franek, who started third would have to get by Barger before tracking down the leader. He would do that on lap three.

On lap 10, a yellow flag would come out for Chuck Hebing and Steve Collins coming together at the top of turn four. This would restack the field with McIntyre leading Franek, Barger, Dalton Herrick, Jonathan Preston, and Shawn Donath.

On the ensuing restart, the red flag was displayed as Hebing would be put on his side after making contact with Scott Goodrich who was sitting in the entrance of turn 1 after contact with a slowing Dylan Westbrook. All three driver’s nights would come to an end early.

The battle for the race lead would continue between Franek and McIntyre as they were both the class of the field on a very cold night in Woodhull. Franek would try multiple lanes while racing down the straightaways in attempt to get by the McIntyre ride but just could not get it done.

One final restart would occur on lap 18 due to a Steve Collins spin at the top of turn four.

McIntyre would once again lead the field to green as Franek would try to get a lot of momentum going down the back stretch by taking the high lane. McIntyre would continue to protect anywhere Franek would go.

Then on lap 20, Franek would dive down deep heading into turn three for a big slider and hoping the car would stick coming out of four and it did scoring him as the leader on lap 21.

Franek would lead the next four laps to score his first win at Woodhull in his first start over McIntyre and Jonathan Preston. Joe Trenca was able to squeak by Jared Zimbardi on the final lap to take fourth relegating Zimbardi to a fifth-place finish.

Kyle Drum would win the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Four Laps of Fame Dash as Steve Collins, Dalton Herrick, and Jonathan Preston were the heat winners. Chuck Hebing would go on to win the B Main.

For Franek, he is always happy to pick up a win but to win at a track he has never seen before is always something special.

“This is why we come up here” the New Jersey native continued. “This is grass roots racing where you have to get up on the wheel and make it happen. Its fun racing down in PA with those half-mile tracks but when you come up here, you really gotta man handle these things in order to get a win.”

Making his first ever start with the Patriots, Gettysburg’s Gerard McIntyre was also pleased with his runner up showing at Woodhull.

“I think we gotta be happy with tonight” McIntyre said. “We just kind of came here on a whim and the race track was so racy with the top coming in at the end, I heard Davie up there where I thought I was good. But it was a lot of fun, I think we only touched one time, so it wasn’t too bad.”

For Jonathan Preston, it was also a career best night for the Romulus, New York driver taking a third-place run.

“The car was really good; I just didn’t have enough for Franek” Preston said. “I really needed to tighten it up a little bit more, but I am happy with a top three, anything top five, I am happy.”

Taking home, the Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher award was Ed Kelley in the 20k.

The tour will take a weekend off before heading east to the Fonda Speedway for the Earl Halaquist Memorial paying $3,000 to the winner and $300 to start on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Lap bonuses and other contingencies will be awarded throughout the program.

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The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Ground Control Landscaping, 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, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, ASI Racewear, CBP Media.

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

A-Main: 1) DAVIE FRANEK (1) 2) 55-Gerard McIntyre 3) 22-Jonathan Preston 4) 98-Joe Trenca 5) 35-Jared Zimbardi 6) 5-Justin Barger 7) 3A-Jeff Trombley 8) 79-Jordan Thomas 9) 47-Kyle Drum 10) 2-Dave Axton 11) 49-Scott Kreutter 12) 36-Steve Doell 13) 67-Steve Collins 14) 29-Dalton Herrick 15) 121-Steve Glover 16) 10P-Paulie Colagiovanni 17) 20K-Ed Kelley 18) 53-Shawn Donath (DNF) 19) 30-Scott Goodrich (DNF) 20) 47x-Dylan Westbrook (DNF) 21) 45-Chuck Hebing (DNF) 22) 87-Jason Barney (DNF) 23) 22r-Mike Koehler (DNF)

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash for Cash: 1) 47-Kyle Drum 2) 3A-Jeff Trombley 3) 10P-Paulie Colagiovanni 4) 98-Joe Trenca 5) 36-Steve Doell 6) 22r-Mike Koehler

Heat 1: 1) 67-Steve Collins 2) 35-Jared Zimbardi 3) 10P-Paulie Colagiovanni 4) 36-Steve Doell 5) 55-Gerard McIntyre 6) 87-Jason Barney 7) 2-Dave Axton 8) 9-Steve Lyons 9) 121-Steve Glover

Heat2: 1) 29- Dalton Herrick 2) 28F-Davie Franek 3) 22r-Mike Koehler 4) 98-Joe Trenca 5) 3A- Jeff Trombley 6) 79-Jordan Thomas 7) 20K-Ed Kelley 8) 16L-Roger Levesque

Heat 3: 1) 22-Jonathan Preston 2) 53-Shawn Donath 3) 5-Justin Barger 4) 47-Kyle Drum 5) 49-Scott Kreutter 6) 30-Scott Goodrich 7) 47x-Dylan Westbrook (DNF) 8) 45-Chuck Hebing (DNF)

B-Main: 1) 45-Chuck Hebing 2) 2-Dave Axton 3) 47x-Dylan Westbrook 4) 20K-Ed Kelley 5) 9-Steve Lyons 6) 121-Steve Glover 7) 16L-Roger Levesque

 

 

Martin Wins a Thrilling Washington Modified Tour Main

5/11/19

Alger, WA - Sun drenched Skagit Speedway saw racing action as hot as the weather was on the track with Jeremy Martin claiming top honors with the Washington Modified Tour on Saturday night. Tyler Thompson and Brian Michelson were feature winners in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints and Outlaw Tuners respectively.

Lane Zerbin bolted to the early lead with the Washington Modified Tour but never got too far away from the field as he had the likes of BJ Wild, Kevin Smith and Jason Beaulieu nipping at his heels early and often. Beaulieu looked to have the fastest car, advancing from eighth to second before tangling with Smith on a lap 12 restart, sending both to the back of the field .When the main resumed, Wild and Jeremy Martin both made a play for the lead, with Martin coming out ahead after Zerbin jumped the cushion in turn two and flattened a tire in the process. With Martin now on point, Wild changed strategies, going for bold line changing moves rather than waiting for Martin to make a mistake. On lap 22, Wild made a sprint car style slide job try to work in turn three, but Martin executed a crossover to drive back underneath him at corner exit and held the lead. Wild tried again in turns one and two, but this time Martin kept his foot in the gas and railed the high side of the speedway to hold the lead while BJ spun out as he hit the cushion, doing a full 360 and keeping his car going. Martin looked to have lost his rhythm, as Lawrence O’Connor pulled even with him on the entrance of turn three, with Graham Cook and Jason Beaulieu (who had raced back forward from 18th on lap 12) hot behind him. Martin found his speed again, pulling away from O’Connor to reestablish his lead and score his first Washington Modified Tour and Skagit Speedway win. Cook would get second with Beaulieu passing O’Connor on the last lap for third. Wild, Zerbin, O’Connor and Martin won the heats.

The Oudman Motorsports #7o has been the car to beat, no matter the driver in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints. With Chase Goetz off on other commitments, Tyler Thompson, the Harrisburg, OR teenager, drew driving duties and scored the victory, inheriting the lead on lap 15 after race leader Justin Youngquist tangled with cars who were slowing on the back straightaway as Brett McGhie’s ride caught fire. Thompson was too strong on the ensuing restart, driving away from runner up Kelsey Carpenter and third place Michael Bollinger to take the win in his very first Skagit Speedway appearance. On the year, the Oudman Motorsports car has won all three main events and led 61 of the 75 A Main laps. Carpenter won the Cooks General Contracting Fast Time award. Heat wins went to Malachi Gemmer and Jayme Barnes.

Three different drivers led the Outlaw Tuner A Main, but it was Brian Michelson capturing the win after taking the lead on the sixth lap. Michelson held off a strong challenge from Jon Gunderson to take the win with Vance Hibbard rounding out the podium. Michelson and Kyle Hanson won the heats.

Washington Modified Tour

Heat 1 - BJ Wild, Kevin Smith, Chris Beaulieu, Tyson Blood, Graham Cook, Tiana Wild, Roger Drake

Heat 2 - Lane Zerbin, Jeremy Martin, Jason Beaulieu, Jeff Blanton, Ben Gunderson, Craig Moore, Dan Butenschoen

Heat 3 - Lawrence O’Connor, Mike Steltz, Rick Smith, Kyler Moore, Jeff Jansma, Mel Decker, Adam Holtrop

Main - Jeremy Martin, Cook, J Beaulieu, O’Connor, K Moore, C Beaulieu, K Smith, Blood, B Wild, C Moore, R Smith, Steltz, Gunderson, T Wild, Blanton, Butenschoen, Drake, Zerbin, Holtrop, Jansma, Decker

Lap Leaders - Zerbin 1-11 Martin 12-25

Hard Charger - Cook +11

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints

Fast Time - Kelsey Carpenter 12.245

Heat 1 - Malachi Gemmer, Steve Parker, Kelsey Carpenter, Michael Bollinger, Eric Turner, John Tharp, Jake Helsel

Heat 2 - Jayme Barnes, Justin Youngquist, Tyler Thompson, Bill Rude, Ashleigh Johnson, Brett McGhie, Jesse Schlotfeldt

Main - Tyler Thompson, Carpenter, Bollinger, Rude, Helsel, Barnes, Youngquist, Parker, Johnson, Tharp, Turner, Gemmer, Schlotfeldt, McGhie

Lap Leaders - Rude 1-6 Youngquist 7-14 Thompson 15-25

Hard Charger - Helsel +9

Outlaw Tuners

Heat 1 - Kyle Hanson, Clint Meins, Cliff Ballenger, Rob Dozark, Mike Thomas, Jon Edwards

Heat 2 - Brian Michelon, Jon Gunderson, Matt Ploeg, Vance Hibbard, TJ Campbell

Main - Brian Michelson, Gunderson, Hibbard, Hanson, Meins, Ploeg, Edwards, Ballenger, Thomas, Campbell, Dozark

Lap Leaders - Ploeg 1-2 Gunderson 3 Ploeg 4-5 Michelson 6-17

Hard Charger - Hibbard +8

 

BROWN BANKS DOMINATING POWRi NATIONAL VICTORY AT BELLE-CLAIR

BELLEVILLE, ILL. (May 10, 2019) - Leading from start-to-finish, Austin Brown of nearby Millstadt, Illinois was the hometown hero on Friday night as he dominated Belle-Clair Speedway for an impressive triumph in the 28th annual "Knepper Memorial." The wire-to-wire score aboard his BOSS Chassis, Toyota Racing No. 17 marked the fifth-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory for Brown.

Earning the pole position via a strong sixth-to-first heat race win, Brown took the green flag for the 30-lapper with 16-year old Cannon McIntosh of Bixby, Oklahoma to his outside in the Dave Mac Motorsports, Spike/Toyota No. 08. Brown immediately shot to the lead as McIntosh fell back and three-time POWRi Midgets champion, Zach Daum, moved into second aboard his Daum Motorsports, Eagle/Toyota No. 5D.

With lap traffic looming, Daum and Tucker Klaasmeyer, the defending Knepper Memorial winner, were hot on the heels of Brown and ready to challenge. However, a lap 11 caution bunched the field back up and allowed Brown to sneak away while a frenzy ensued behind him with Daum, Klaasmeyer, McIntosh, and Carrick all squaring off.

Brown continued to pace the field while the battle raged for second with multiple position swaps between Daum and McIntosh. A red flag for top-ten running Tyler Thomas on lap 24 followed by a three-car tangle on the final lap between Tucker Klaasmeyer, Logan Seavey and Tanner Carrick shuffled the line up in the late stages.

On the final green-white-checkered restart, Brown quickly pulled away while Daum and McIntosh's battle reached the boiling point. As Brown came out of turn four to take the double checkered flags, Daum and McIntosh collided and tangled at the apex, both halting to a stop and bringing a chaotic conclusion to the 30-lapper.

Nonetheless, it was Austin Brown's night, as the native of nearby Millstadt, Illinois picked up his fifth-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory in dominating fashion. As he climbed atop the BOSS/Toyota No. 17 following his wire-to-wire run, a standing ovation and roaring applause greeted the new winner of the "Knepper Memorial."

Escaping the wreckage of the final corner and leaving with a career-best second-place finish was California's Jesse Colwell aboard the Keith Kunz Motorsports, KKM Giveback Classic, Bullet/Toyota No. 71. Rounding out the podium with another career-best finish was Oklahoma's Ace McCarthy, who hauled from 17th-to-third in the Jim Neuman Racing, Two-Eight Drilling No. 28.

Finishing fourth-from-16th was Oklahoma's Kaylee Bryson in the Dave Mac Motorsports, Spike/Toyota No. 11B and taking fifth-from-21st was Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Illinois in his No. 3N entry. Closing out the top ten at Belle-Clair was Nick Hoffman making his POWRi debut in sixth, rookie Daison Pursley claiming a solid seventh, Nick Knepper nabbing an eighth, Presley Truedson charging to ninth, and Chance Morton moving from 23rd-to-tenth.

Tomorrow night, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League marches on to the "Mighty" Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois. Joined by the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Outlaw Micros, the gates are slated to open at 1:00 PM with driver registration from 3:00 PM to 5:15 PM followed by hot laps at 6:00 PM. Fans catch watch LIVE on www.speedshifttv.com!

For more information, visit www.powri.com online, follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter, "like' POWRi on Facebook.

Smith Titanium Heat One (8 Laps):

1. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (1); 2. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (4); 3. 11B-Kaylee Bryson, Muskogee, OK (3); 4. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (7); 5. 7M-Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (5); 6. 1T-Thomas Chandler (2); 7. 50-Daniel Adler, St. Louis, MO (6).

Keizer Wheels Heat Two (8 Laps):

1. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (2); 2. 21KS-Nick Hoffman, Mooresville, NC (4); 3. 67K-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (3); 4. 103-Broc Hunnell, Eolia, MO (5); 5. 30T-Tyler Vantoll, Belleville, IL (6); 6. 5H-Ryan Mueller, Wildwood, MO (7); 7. 3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (1).

Saldana Racing Products Heat Three (8 Laps):

1. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (5); 2. 11-Daniel Robinson, Ewing, IL (2); 3. 97A-Austin O'Dell, Rochester, IL (3); 4. 22-Andy Malpocker, St. Charles, MO (7); 5. 8M-Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (4); 6. 35-Tyler Robbins, Collinsville, IL (1); 7. 17C-Devin Camfield, Decatur, IL (6).

Rod End Supply Heat Four (8 Laps):

1. 71K-Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (2); 2. 67-Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (3); 3. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (7); 4. 55-Nick Knepper, Belleville, IL (6); 5. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (4); 6. 16C-Dave Camfield Jr. (1); 7. 20G-Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (5).

Racing Electronics Heat Five (8 Laps):

1. 17-Austin Brown, Millstadt, IL (6); 2. 91T-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK (3); 3. 3B-Shelby Bosie, Sherman, IL (4); 4. 5T-Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (1); 5. 5-Danny Frye III, St. Peters, MO (5); 6. 86C-Dalton Camfield, Decatur, IL (2).

Toyota Racing B-Main (12 Laps):

1. 28-Ace McCarthy (9); 2. 67K-Holley Hollan (1); 3. 5T-Presley Truedson (5); 4. 30T-Tyler Vantoll (4); 5. 3N-Jake Neuman (18); 6. 20G-Noah Gass (17); 7. 35-Tyler Robbins (13); 8. 50-Daniel Adler (15); 9. 5-Danny Frye III (7); 10. 17C-Devin Camfield (16); 11. 1T-Thomas Chandler (11); 12. 5H-Ryan Mueller (10); 13. 103-Broc Hunnell (3); 14. 16C-Dave Camfield Jr. (14); 15. 86C-Dalton Camfield (12); 16. 97A-Austin O'Dell (2); 17. 7M-Chance Morton (6); 18. 8M-Kade Morton (8).

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Main Event (30 Laps):

1. 17-Austin Brown (1); 2. 71-Jesse Colwell (6); 3. 28-Ace McCarthy (17); 4. 11B-Kaylee Bryson (16); 5. 3N-Jake Neuman (21); 6. 21KS-Nick Hoffman (7); 7. 9-Daison Pursley (8); 8. 55-Nick Knepper (15); 9. 5T-Presley Truedson (19); 10. 7M-Chance Morton (23); 11. 67K-Holley Hollan (18); 12. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (4); 13. 71K-Tanner Carrick (5); 14. 67-Logan Seavey (9); 15. 5D-Zach Daum (3); 16. 08-Cannon McIntosh (2); 17. 91T-Tyler Thomas (10); 18. 3B-Shelby Bosie (14); 19. 97K-Jesse Love (11); 20. 11-Daniel Robinson (13); 21. 22-Andy Malpocker (12); 22. 30T-Tyler Vantoll (20); 23. 20G-Noah Gass (22).

Lap Leader(s): Brown 1-30.
Hard Charger(s): Neuman +16

 

 

Missler defends home sturf to nab American Ethanol Late Model Series win

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio - Ryan Missler defended the home turf Friday, May 10 at Attica Raceway Park. The Bellevue, Ohio driver - a five time Attica track champion - scored the biggest win of his career, besting the American Ethanol Late Model Tour to nab the $4,000 payday in the Buckeye 40 on Stillwater Metal/Bazell Race Fuels Night.

Missler battled with Doug Drown early in the 40-lap affair and then had to deal with Greg Satterlee as well later on. With 14 laps to go, Missler used lapped cars to his advantage and charged from third to first and drove to his 14th career victory at Attica, placing him in a three way tie for third on the track's all-time win list for the UMP late models.

"After the restart (on lap 13) I thought oh crap the car isn't firing the way it was before. But as the laps went on the car kept getting better and better and better and I was so comfortable in that thing...it was awesome. The car just picked where it wanted to go and it was good any where I wanted to put it. I have to thank all my guys. Matt Carmody for putting this thing together...it's his birthday and his wife's birthday on the same day...how about that for a present? This is the biggest race I've ever won. We've only ever won a $2,000 to win race. We defended our home turf," said Missler beside his Handy Grafix, Rick Delong Racecars, Keizer Wheels, Wilson's Barber Shop, NAPA of Bryan, King Industrial Supply, Terry McConnel Excavating, Accuforce Shocks, 3D Racing, Missler Sweets backed #50.

Indiana, Pennsylvania's Satterlee would hold off Drown for the runner-up finish, though blaming himself for "making too many mistakes."

"Drown and Missler were both really good. I just made too many mistakes. Drown pushed off the corner there once and needed to take advantage and had made a bad corner myself and I let him get back by me. I got to where I was hanging at the end and just couldn't go near as hard as I could the first 25 laps. It's a step in the right direction. We haven't had a real good season so far. It was a lot of fun and and an awesome race track tonight," said Satterlee.

Drown, from nearby Wooster, Ohio, came home third. "I just cruised too long. I was looking over my shoulder and saw them and they were down on the bottom and normally on the bottom you will wear out a tire so I was just cruising. Ryan had a good car and could manuever anywhere," said Drown.

Sandusky, Ohio's Kyle Capodice was in the right place at the right time to capitalize when early race contenders suffered mechanical woes in the Fremont Fence 305 sprint feature. For much of the 25 laps main event it looked like the race woud come down to Jamie Miller or Kyle Peters but first Peters retired with mechanical problems and then Miller suffered the same fate with just six laps remaining and Capodice drove to the win, the fourth of his career at Attica.

"We were better on the long runs and I just really wanted to win. We went through a drought last year and I can't thank Franlin Sanitation, Greber Racing Components, Barnes Nursery, Fred Wolf, Rob Butts and Lynette Lawless, Burns Electric, my fiancee Kylie, my Dad and Tyler Crump who isn't here tonight because he just became a dad," said Capodice.

Fostoria, Ohio's Shawn Valenti knows a great race vehicle when he drives one and his dirt truck was unstoppable at Attica as he drove to a dominating feature win, the 16th of his career in the division at the track.

"This truck has 50 some wins. I'm not sure what makes it so good. It's unbelieveable it's able to keep doing what it's doing," said Valenti beside his Best Performance Motorsports, A Plus Auto Center, Craig Miller Trucking, KS Sales & Service, Gressman Powersports backed #7B.

Drown and Missler brougth the field to green for the 40 laps American Ethanol Late Model Tour main event with Drown gaining the advantage over Missler, Steve Kester, Zach Dohm, David Mielke, Ryan Markham and Devin Shiels. While Drown and Missler pulled away, a tremendous battle ensued involving Kester, Shiels and Dohm. Shiels was able to take the third spot on lap four and closed on Drown and Missler while Dohm now had his hands full with Satterlee.

Just as Drown was struggling to put several cars a lap down, the only caution of the feature fly for a Chad Finley spin on lap 13 just after Satterlee had worked his way into third. On the restart, Drown, Missler and Satterlee had the crowd on their feet as the trio put on a whale of a show. Satterlee was able to take second a lap later but Missler continued to apply pressure. Things settled down somewhat over the next hand full of laps as Drown, Satterlee and Missler ran nose to tail with Shiels locked in a battle with Markham for fourth. However, at the half-way point Satterlee began applying pressure to Drown with Missler closing five laps later.

As the leaders raced into lapped traffic, Missler made his move, driving around both Satterlee and Drown to take the lead exiting turn two. Missler was able to drive any where on the racing surface and pulled away as Satterlee and Drown battled for second with Shiels and defending AELMT champion Brandon Thirlby who had stormed from his 11th starting spot, battling for fourth. As the white flag flew Missler had only a one car length advantage as Satterlee, Drown and Thirlby battled hard for second. Missler got through traffic and took the win over Satterlee, Drown, Thirlby and Shiels.

In the 25 lap 305 sprint A-main opening night winner Kyle Peters and former track champion Jamie Miller brought the field to green with Miller and Peters quickly establishing themselves as the cars to beet with Capodice battling with John Ivy and Paul Weaver for third. A caution flew when Kevin Mingus and Shawn Valenti came to a stop on the speedway on lap four. When the green flew Miller pulled away slightly from Peters with Capodice holding the advantage over Weaver, Ivy and Tyler Street for third. Jerry Dahms tipped over on lap 10 just as the leaders were racing into lapped traffic.

When the green flew again Miller used the clean air to pull away as Peters drove into the infield with mechanical issues handing second to Capodice as Street moved into third. Miller found lapped traffic with eight laps to go but seemed headed to the win. But disaster struck for Miller on lap 19 as he pulled to the pits putting Capodice into the lead. Capodice hit his marks perfectly to take the win over a closing Street with Weaver, Ivy and Brandon Moore rounding out the top five.

The 15 lap dirt truck feature saw outside front row starter Cory McCaughey jump into the early lead with Valenti, Brad Stuckey and Jimmy McGrath Jr. staying close. Valenti drove to the outside of McCaughey to take the lead on lap three and the only thing that slowed his march to victory lane was a couple of cautions with three laps to go. While Valenti drove away, the battle for second was very entertaining the entire feature involving McCaughey, McGrath, Stuckey and John Brooks. When the dust settled Valenti had the win with McCaughey earning second over Brooks, McGrath and Stuckey.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, May 17 for the Eric Phillips 31st Anniversary Classic presented by American Powersports of Findlay and Sandusky and AmeriGas. The Kistler Racing Products/All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group for the 410 sprints will pay $4,000 to win while the KS Sales & Service AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales for the 305 sprints will pay $1,000 to win thanks to Gressman Powersports. The Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models will also be in action as part of the Attica/Wayne County Speedway 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.

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Attica Raceway Park Friday, May 10, 2019 Stillwater Metal/Bazell Race Fuels Night Starting position [*]

American Ethanol Late Model Tour

Qualifying 1.94-Mike Bores, 14.477; 2.12-Doug Drown, 14.580; 3.5M-Ryan Markham, 14.627; 4.M14-Brandon Thirlby, 14.632; 5.22-Gregg Satterlee, 14.653; 6.87M-David Mielke, 14.730; 7.27-Eric Spangler, 14.736; 8.17-Zack Dohm, 14.746; 9.CJ1-Rusty Schlenk, 14.748; 10.51-Devin Shields, 14.816; 11.42-Chad Finley, 14.854; 12.36-Matt Irey, 14.881; 13.21B-Rich Bell, 14.907; 14.77-Steve Kestter, 14.912; 15.79-Nick Kurtz, 14.931; 16.50-Ryan Missler, 14.931; 17.44-Matt Shipley, 14.946; 18.5Y-Josh Haynes, 14.982; 19.C9-Steve Casebolt, 15.118; 20.1W-Mike Laberta, 15.177; 21.21A-Logan Arntz, 15.216; 22.X3-Dan Wallace, 15.250; 23.RH21-Gregg Haskell, 15.292; 24.23W-Brad Wade, 15.361; 25.42*-Bob Mayer, 15.408; 26.75-Dana Frey, 15.439; 27.28-Kent Brewer, 15.458; 28.10-Brett Miller, 15.462; 29.69-Jeff Warnick, 15.616; 30.25-Ryan Eddleblute, 15.834; 31.41-Austin Goon, 16.196; 32.17x-Dustin Keegan, 16.445; 33.30-Nate Potts, 16.505; 34.69R-Doug Baird, 16.637;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 77-Steve Kester[2] ; 2. 44-Matt Shipley[1] ; 3. RH21-Gregg Haskell[5] ; 4. X3-Dan Wallace[4] ; 5. 28-Kent Brewer[6] ; 6. 41-Austin Goon[7] ; 7. 6-Jimmie Ward[9] ; 8. 75-Dana Frey[8] ; 9. 94-Mike Bores[3]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 12-Doug Drown[3] ; 2. 87M-David Mielke[1] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[2] ; 4. 27-Eric Spangler[4] ; 5. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 6. 23W-Brad Wade[7] ; 7. 10-Brett Miller[9] ; 8. 75x-Dusty Moore[8] ; 9. 1W-Mike Laberta[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 22-Gregg Satterlee[2] ; 2. 17-Zack Dohm[1] ; 3. M14-Brandon Thirlby[3] ; 4. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[4] ; 5. 21B-Rich Bell[5] ; 6. 79-Nick Kurtz[6] ; 7. 69-Jeff Warnick[7] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[9] ; 9. 21A-Logan Arntz[8] ; 10. 92-Justin Chance[10]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 50-Ryan Missler[1] ; 2. 51-Devin Shields[3] ; 3. 42-Chad Finley[2] ; 4. C9-Steve Casebolt[5] ; 5. 2S-Travis Stemler[10] ; 6. 5Y-Josh Haynes[4] ; 7. 25-Ryan Eddleblute[7] ; 8. 30-Nate Potts[9] ; 9. 42*-Bob Mayer[6] ; 10. 17x-Dustin Keegan[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 21B-Rich Bell[2] ; 2. 79-Nick Kurtz[4] ; 3. 69-Jeff Warnick[6] ; 4. 94-Mike Bores[9] ; 5. 21A-Logan Arntz[10] ; 6. 28-Kent Brewer[1] ; 7. 6-Jimmie Ward[5] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[8] ; 9. 41-Austin Goon[3] ; 10. 75-Dana Frey[7]

B-Main 2 - (12 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 36-Matt Irey[1] ; 2. 2S-Travis Stemler[2] ; 3. 23W-Brad Wade[3] ; 4. 25-Ryan Eddleblute[6] ; 5. 10-Brett Miller[5] ; 6. 5Y-Josh Haynes[4] ; 7. 30-Nate Potts[8] ; 8. 42*-Bob Mayer[10] ; 9. 17x-Dustin Keegan[11] ; 10. 1W-Mike Laberta[9] ; 11. 75x-Dusty Moore[7]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps) 1. 50-Ryan Missler[2] ; 2. 22-Gregg Satterlee[7] ; 3. 12-Doug Drown[1] ; 4. M14-Brandon Thirlby[11] ; 5. 51-Devin Shields[8] ; 6. 17-Zack Dohm[5] ; 7. 5M-Ryan Markham[10] ; 8. 87M-David Mielke[6] ; 9. 77-Steve Kestter[3] ; 10. 27-Eric Spangler[14] ; 11. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[15] ; 12. 21B-Rich Bell[17] ; 13. 2S-Travis Stemler[20] ; 14. 21A-Logan Arntz[21] ; 15. RH21-Gregg Haskell[9] ; 16. X3-Dan Wallace[13] ; 17. 44-Matt Shipley[4] ; 18. 79-Nick Kurtz[19] ; 19. C9-Steve Casebolt[16] ; 20. 42-Chad Finley[12] ; 21. 36-Matt Irey[18] Hard Charger: M14 Brandon Thirlby +7

305 Sprints - Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[6] ; 4. 78-Justin Clark[4] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 6. 28-Tad Peck[2] ; 7. 01-Dustin Hammond[5] ; 8. 3V-Chris Verda[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[3] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[6] ; 5. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 6. 8C-Lewie Christian[5] ; 7. 3X-Brandon Riehl[4] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[2]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 77I-John Ivy[8] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[2] ; 3. 09-Justin Adams[4] ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 5. Z10-Kevin Mingus[7] ; 6. 7T-Tyler Hesson[1] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6] ; 8. 5-Kody Brewer[3]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 3. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[7] ; 6. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[2] ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius[6]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps, top 3 to A) 1. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 2. Z10-Kevin Mingus[2] ; 3. 28-Tad Peck[3] ; 4. 01-Dustin Hammond[5] ; 5. 5-Kody Brewer[8] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6] ; 7. 7T-Tyler Hesson[4] ; 8. 3V-Chris Verda[7]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps, top 3 to A) 1. 75-Jerry Dahms[1] ; 2. 1H-Zeth Sabo[2] ; 3. 9R-Dustin Rall[7] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[6] ; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[4] ; 6. 3X-Brandon Riehl[5] ; 7. 8C-Lewie Christian[3]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[14] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[10] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[17] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[8] ; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[16] ; 9. 19R-Steve Rando[11] ; 10. 25-Jason Keckler[15] ; 11. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 12. 9R-Dustin Rall[22] ; 13. 7B-Shawn Valenti[9] ; 14. 1H-Zeth Sabo[20] ; 15. X-Mike Keegan[3] ; 16. Z10-Kevin Mingus[19] ; 17. 28-Tad Peck[21] ; 18. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 19. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[12] ; 20. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 21. 78-Justin Clark[13] ; 22. 75-Jerry Dahms[18] Hard Charger: 11G-Luke Griffith +11

Dirt Trucks -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 22-Brandon Leighton[5] ; 3. P51-Paul Brown Jr[3] ; 4. 33A-Brian Arnold[7] ; 5. 17X-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 6. 5-Jimmy McGrath Sr[6] ; 7. 7X-Dana Frey[2] ; 8. 8W-Austin White[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[4] ; 2. 1-John Brooks[7] ; 3. 5S-Brad Stuckey[3] ; 4. 9-Curt Inks[2] ; 5. 2-Steve Endicott[6] ; 6. 83-Noah Wagner[8] ; 7. 26-Kyle Lagrou[1] ; 8. 75-Adam Dible[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 16-Jim Holcomb[2] ; 2. 23M-Brad Mitten[1] ; 3. 1X-Brad Keckler[6] ; 4. 36M-Cory McCaughey[3] ; 5. 4S-Keith Sorg[5] ; 6. 11-Austin Gibson[7] ; 7. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[2] ; 3. 1-John Brooks[9] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[4] ; 5. 5S-Brad Stuckey[1] ; 6. 16-Jim Holcomb[11] ; 7. 23M-Brad Mitten[12] ; 8. 4S-Keith Sorg[15] ; 9. 1X-Brad Keckler[10] ; 10. 2-Steve Endicott[14] ; 11. 17X-Dustin Keegan[13] ; 12. 83-Noah Wagner[17] ; 13. 5-Jimmy McGrath Sr[16] ; 14. 7X-Dana Frey[19] ; 15. 8W-Austin White[22] ; 16. 33A-Brian Arnold[5] ; 17. 9-Curt Inks[8] ; 18. P51-Paul Brown Jr[6] ; 19. 26-Kyle Lagrou[20] ; 20. 22-Brandon Leighton[7] ; 21. 11-Austin Gibson[18] ; 22. 75-Adam Dible[23] ; 23. 8KB-Kent Brewer[21] Hard Charger: 4S-Keith Sorg +7

 

 

Holmes Outduels Winningham For Sprint Car Win At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II White City, Oregon...May 4...Tanner Holmes won a spirited duel with 2004 champion TJ Winningham to collect the victory in the 25 lap Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. The win was the third straight for Holmes going back to last year and it came after a thrilling side-by-side battle with Winningham for several laps.

There were 11 Sprinters for the show, and fans got a peek of what what was to come in the Main Event when David Marble made a similar outside groove effort to his uncle Winningham. Marble moved around Mike Wheeler to get the lead in their 10 lap heat race. For a few laps, the two would go into the turns side by side, but Marble would get the grip he needed coming out of the turns as he brought it home to a victory. Reigning champion David Hibbard won the other heat race and then picked up the victory in the six lap Scramble ahead of Winningham.

With the outside front row starting position, Winningham moved into the lead at the start of the Main Event ahead of Hibbard and Wheeler. Contact on the front stretch between Anissa Curtice and Bailey Hibbard saw Curtice spin with fellow rookie Jared Hood spinning in the first turn. Winningham continued to lead David Hibbard and Wheeler on the restart. Winningham seemed to have the right combination and led to the lap eight caution flag, which waived for Aaron Miller and Enrique Jaime in Turn 2. Winningham maintained the lead over Hibbard on the restart as Holmes moved past Wheeler for third. An inside move on the backstretch on lap 10 gained Holmes second from Hibbard, and things began to get interesting at the front of the pack. Winningham continued to make excellent use of the outside groove, but Holmes was running strong on the inside. They began a side-by-side battle through the turns, but Winningham continued to have the grip he needed to move ahead on exit. Just as Holmes was about to take the lead from Winningham working what would have been lap 22, a yellow flag fell for Bailey Hibbard. On the restart, Holmes made a strong move on the inside and drifted up on the exit of Turn 2 to make that pass stick. A final yellow flag fell on left 23. However, Holmes wouldn't let the lead get away from him as he led the final two laps for the victory. Winningham settled for second, followed by David Hibbard, Wheeler, Charlie Thompson, Enrique Jaime, Aaron Miller and Jared Hood.

The Kendell Oil Winged Sprint Cars return for their second appearance on May 18th. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Unofficial Race Results Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars Heat 1-David Hibbard, Tanner Holmes, Charlie Thompson, Anissa Curtice, Jared Hood.

Heat 2-David Marble, Mike Wheeler, TJ Winningham, Bailey Hibbard, Enrique Jaime.

Scramble-David Hibbard, TJ Winningham, Tanner Holmes, Mike Wheeler, Charlie Thompson.

Main Event-Tanner Holmes, TJ Winningham, David Hibbard, Mike Wheeler, Charlie Thompson, Enrique Jaime, Aaron Miller, Jared Hood, Bailey Hibbard, Anissa Curtice, David Marble.

 

 

Newton Wins Fourth Straight Spec Sprint Feature At Antioch Speedway

By Don Martin II Antioch, CA...May 4,,,Shannon Newton rolled to his fourth straight 20 lap All Star Series Wingless Spec Sprint Main Event victory Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. Newton has proven to be unbeatable so far this year in the Richard Basden owned entry. After missing all of last season due to a serious leg injury suffered at work, two time division champion Dan Gonderman was back in action and would finish second.

Gonderman set the early pace with Newton quickly into second. The lead duo pulled away from the pack and was soon in slower traffic. It was traffic that proved Gonderman's undoing as a slower car ran in the high groove that he was using. When they exited Turn 2 of the sixth lap, Newton ducked underneath the slower car and Gonderman and had the lead. Newton stretched his advantage during the final half of the race as he won ahead of Gonderman, Roy Fisher, Alan Miranda and Cameron Martin. Gonderman and Newton won their respective six lap heat races. \ The Wingless Spec Sprints return on May 18th along with the Hobby Stocks as part of the Contra Costa County Fair racing program. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.

Unofficial Race Results All Star Series Antioch Speedway Wingless Spec Sprints Heat Winners (6 Laps)-Dan Gonderman, Shannon Newton. Main Event (20 Laps)-Shannon Newton, Dan Gonderman, Roy Fisher, Alan Miranda, Cameron Martin, Rick Panfili, Troy Ferry, Jeff Scotto, Mackenzie Newton, Adam Teves DNS.

 

 

Bandey, Mayden, Smith, McHargue, And E. Ashley Fan Appreciation Night Winners At CGS

By Ben Deatherage Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway returned to racing on Saturday, May 4th, for the third race of 2019. The event just happened to be the ultra-popular Fan Appreciation Night, where during intermission all the cars in the pit area come out on the track and drivers gave autographs. Classes on the bill included the Todd’s Auto Body Sprint Cars, Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds, Late Models, IMCA Sport Mods, and Hornets.

The Todd’s Auto Body Sprints were in action for the first time in 2019. Cottage Grove’s Ian Bandey picked up a major win in his young career, his first at CGS. Defending track champion Shane Forte, of Junction City, was the runner-up with Ricky Ashley, from Thurston, in third. Harrisburg teenager Tyler Thompson placed fourth over fifth finishing Orion Redmond, out of Roseburg. Forte was fastest in time trials while winning in the heat races were Forte, McKenzie Bridge youngster A.J. Harbaugh, and Sutherlin veteran Vern Scevers.

In Mohawk Metal IMCA Modified competition defending track champion Jake Mayden returned to victory lane. The Springfield chauffeur became the third different winner in as many races in the classification. Cottage Grove’s Evan Britton posted an impressive second while fellow CG driver Tyler Smith was third. The rest of the top five was made up of Kevin Williamson, from Coburg, in fourth and Springfield’s Aaron Sheelar, in fifth. Sheelar was the fastest driver in qualifying while heat race wins went to Britton and Sheelar.

The Late Models made their 2019 debut with a great car count. Sweet Home pilot Brian Smith managed to take the checked flag first to claim victory over the rest of the field. Eugene’s Ed Peters was a respectable second while Trent Elliott, of La Pine, was third. Mike Peters, from Cottage Grove, ended his evening in fourth over fifth place driver Craig Hanson, out of Albany. Elliott managed to get quick time during qualifying while Elliott and Smith were the two heat race victors.

The IMCA Sport Mods would make another appearance at the -mile clay oval. Winston driver Buddy McHargue bested the field to become the third different winner in as many races so far this year. Roseburg regular David Schmidt posted a second-place effort while Jayson Nelson, of Springfield, was behind him in third. The balance of the top five consisted of Cottage Grove’s Matt Brown, in fourth, over Shawn Hand, from Springfield, in fifth. Hand laid down the best time in time trials while in heat race action McHargue and Brandon Fox accumulated the wins.

Lastly in the Hornets, Jasper’s Eric Ashley parked the Randy Kuhl owned entry in the winner’s circle for his first win of the new campaign. His father, Gene Ashley also running for Randy Kuhl, was second with Veneta’s Josh Linville placing third. Eugene driver Brad Moffett posted a fourth-place result over fellow Eugene ace Joel Hazen, who was fourth. Linville was the fastest driver in qualifications with heat race victories going to Springfield’s K.C. Scott and Eric Ashley.

Cottage Grove Speedway will return for two nights of racing next weekend. Things will kick off with Kage Karts on Friday, May 10th, for their second race of 2019. Saturday, the 11th, will have the -mile host Mom’s Night Out where all mothers get into the races for FREE. Classes on the card include the Todd’s Auto Body Sprints, IMCA Sport Mods, Street Stocks, Hornets, and Dwarf Cars.

On Friday for Karts the Pit Gates open at 3:00 PM and the Pit Meeting (with Hot Laps/Racing to follow) at 6:00. General Admission is FREE, Pit Passes $10.00, and Car/Driver Entry $35.00. On Saturday the Pit Gates open at 1:00 PM, Front Gates 3:30, and Time Trials at 5:30 with Racing beginning at 6:00. Tickets are $13.00 for Adults, Seniors/Juniors/Military $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. CGS offers a Family Pass (2 Adults and up to 4 Youths) for $35.00, VIP Skybox Seating is $25.00 each, and Pit Passes are $30.00. For more information and updates log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or check out the official Facebook page

Race Results Fan Appreciation Night Saturday, May 4th, 2019 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

Todd’s Auto Body Sprints Fast Qualifier: Shane Forte Heat Race Winners: Shane Forte (1), A.J. Harbaugh (2), Vern Scevers A Feature: 1. Ian Bandey, 2. Shane Forte, 3. Ricky Ashley, 4. Tyler Thompson, 5. Orion Redmond, 6. Kyle Alberding, 7. Raquel Ivie, 8. Anthony Pope, 9. Vern Scevers, 10. A.J. Harbaugh, 11. Steven Snawder, 12. Tyrell Mead, 13. Don Waddell, 14. Mike Crawford, 15. Scott Fox, 16. Spencer Desbiens, 17. Morgan Burks, 18. Brody Sim, 19. Nicky Mendenhall, 20. Kinzer Cox

Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds Fast Qualifier: Aaron Sheelar Heat Race Winners: Evan Britton (1), Aaron Sheelar (2) A Feature: 1. Jake Mayden, 2. Evan Britton, 3. Tyler Smith, 4. Kevin Williamson, 5. Aaron Sheelar, 6. Chad Groves, 7. Paul Rea, 8. Justin Ryker, 9. Hunter Bloom, 10. Ray Bloom, 11. Roy Kirk Jr., 12. Steven Sturdevant, 13. Curtis Towns, 14. Jim Vanloon, 15. Jason Kocks

Late Models Fast Qualifier: Trent Elliott Heat Race Winners: Trent Elliott (1), Brian Smith (2) A Feature: 1. Brian Smith, 2. Ed Peters, 3. Trent Elliott, 4. Mike Peters, 5. Craig Hanson, 6. Chuck Christian, 7. Randy Barley, 8. Richard Wallace, 9. Rob Williams, 10. Paul Culp, 11. Ryan Ronning

IMCA Sport Mods Fast Qualifier: Shawn Hand Heat Race Winners: Buddy McHargue (1), Brandon Fox (2) A Feature: 1. Buddy McHargue, 2. David Schmidt, 3. Jayson Nelson, 4. Matt Brown, 5. Shawn Hand, 6. Brandon Fox, 7. Jordan Henry, 8. Steve Hopkins, 9. Theran Trissell, 10. Tanya Ryker, 11. Aaron Bloom, 12. Gavin Ropchan, 13. Kevin Kirk

Hornets Fast Qualifier: Josh Linville Heat Race Winners: K.C. Soctt (1), Eric Ashley (2) A Feature: 1. Eric Ashley, 2. Gene Ashley, 3. Josh Linville, 4. Brad Moffett, 5. Joel Hazen, 6. Jim Simmons, 7. Jason Loucks, 8. Mark Milligan, 9. Joe Maricle, 10. Cole Trissell, 11. Barry Cannon, 12. Melissa Abston, 13. Kerry Cooper, 14. K.C. Scott, 15. Mitchell Jamison, 16. Rod Jackson

2019 Cottage Grove Speedway Sponsors/Marketing Partners Archer Floor Covering Bonanza Drive-Up Boyce & Sons Landscape & Building Materials Columbia Distributing Comfort Suites of Creswell Farmlands Market Giant Burger Goofy's Muffler James Heating & Air Conditioning Maximus Unlimited Mohawk Metal O'Reilly's Auto Parts Pink House Todd's Auto Body Welt & Welt Wenzel's Farm Sausage Dot’s Trophy Shop Todd’s Auto Body Mohawk Metal

 

 

Double-X Speedway
5-5-2019

By Dean Reichel

Opening night at Double-X Speedway for 2019, the "Back to our roots" season saw a good crowd and a good field of cars supporting local dirt track racing. The evening started off with two heats of Super Stocks. In heat 1 Dalton Imhoff took the lead completing lap 1 and never looked back. Cole Henson crossed the line second after starting fifth followed by the 409 of Joe Miller. Dale Berry and James Keeran completed the running order. Heat 2 in the division saw John Ketterer lead the first four laps until veteran John Clancy Jr. made a strong pass on the bottom of turn 2 to take the lead. From that point until the checkered it was all Clancy, Ketterer came home in second with Mark Davis third and Brandon Hays fourth.

The Hobby Stock division this year is a mix of front and rear wheel drive machines and it may make for some fun action as the season progresses. Heat 1 saw hard charging Chris Brockert pick up the win followed by Aaron Brookshire, Drew Tully in third and Chris Kammerich to fourth. Heat two saw veteran Mike Schrader post a decisive victory over Chuck Coffey, Kyle Smith, Jeremy Townsend and Waylon Dimmitt.

The 360 Winged Sprint Cars wrapped up the heat race action. The first heat saw Evan Martin post the victory in his #4 machine over Kyle Bellm. Zach Daum finished third, Ben Brown was fourth and Mike Trent completed the running order. The second heat found Tyler Blank putting on a clinic while taking the checkered. Taylor Walton finished a strong second with Tyler Utz third, Broc Elliott fourth and Timmy Smith in fifth.

The Super Stocks were first on the card for the feature events with a 15 lap main on tap. Dalton Imhoff and John Clancy, Jr paced the field to the green flag. Contact in turn two between the front row starters saw Cole Henson inherit the lead for the restart. During the yellow flag Imhoff retired to the pit area as did Clancy, however he was able to return to the competition. On the restart Henson took the green but had a bobble in turn one allowing Joe Miller and Dale Berry to move past. Miller would continue to lead while Berry held off Henson. Cole Henson would race a complete lap side by side with Berry before completing the pass for second. A lap 12 caution brought Henson to the rear bumper of Miller's, #409, but the cagey veteran was able to maintain his lead over the final three laps to secure the win. Following Miller and Henson under the checkered flag were Brandon Hays in third, Mark Davis fourth and John Ketterer in fifth. Sixth was John Clancy, Jr. seventh was James Keeran. Dale Berry and Dalton Imhoff completed the starting field Marshall Berry was unable to make the green flag.

In the Hobby Stock feature it was Kyle Smith with a convincing run to claim the victory on night #1. Mike Schrader came across the line to finish second. Chuck Coffey was third, Aaron Brookshire crossed fourth and Drew Tully completed the top five. Waylon Dimmitt finished sixth, Kevin Prall was seventh, Jeremy Townsend eighth, Chris Brockert and Chris Kammerich completed the field.

The Sunday Night Thunder of the Winged Sprint Cars took to the track for the first feature event of the season. Evan Martin and Tyler Blank were on the front row and brought the field to the green. Blank took the lead on the high side in turns 1 & 2 with Kyle Bellm in tow. Martin would fade to fourth after a pass for third by Taylor Walton. On a clear track, Blank was setting sail with Bellm keeping pace. As the leaders encountered lapped traffic on lap 10, Bellm would begin to reel in the leader. Blank changed his line moving to the low groove in 1& 2 with Bellm mimicking the change. As they cleared the lapped cars the duo moved back to the top shelf and Blank once again gained some breathing room over Bellm. Lapped cars were looming again but Blank was able to clear them and claim the victory. Following the fleet lead duo under the checkered flag were Taylor Walton with a good run in third. Evan Martin finished fourth and Zach Daum was fifth. Finishing in the second five were Ben Brown sixth, Tyler Utz seventh, Broc Elliott eighth, Timmy Smith ninth and Mike Trent tenth.

Please be sure to continue to support local dirt track racing and we would love to see you at Double-X in 2019. For more info check us out on the web at www.doublexspeedway.com and sign up for text alerts.


 

Karnitz, Parker, Espen, Warner shine in 2019 PDTR season opener

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 4, 2019 – The excitement of a brand new season brought dirt track racing competitors, crews, fans and supporters out in full force to usher in the 15th season of Plymouth Dirt Track Racing (PDTR) sanctioned competition at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, May 4.

With a strong contingent of 95 cars in PDTR’s four regular divisions packing the pit area, a pair of veteran drivers claimed their first career A-main victories as Paul Parker of Kaukauna scored a wire-to-wire triumph in the 25-lap Gasroots Project Late Model A main and Chad Espen of West Bend survived an incident-filled 25-lap Klips & Tips Grand National A main to notch his first career PDTR main event victory.

In other action, West Bend’s Kevin Karnitz mounted a late charge to capture the 25-lap Richard’s of Dunbar 360 Sprint Car A main and Tim Warner of Malone pulled off the winning move with two laps to go to claim the 25-lap Cellcom B Mod A main.

Mike Yurmanovich of Cascade led the Sprint Car A-main to the green flag from the pole position with Paul Pokorski of West Bend lining up on the outside of the front row. Pokorski got the jump on the start to power into the lead along the high groove of the smooth, wide and slick track surface.

As Pokorski rocketed away from 2005 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Danny Schlafer of Sussex, who started third, the first of two caution flags was displayed on lap 2 when Nich Melis of Plymouth spun his machine in turn four.

On the restart, Schlafer got sideways and spun in turn two, triggering a five-car melee involving 2010 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee, Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum, Al Schlafer of Sussex and Adam Miller of Plymouth. All five drivers emerged uninjured, but none of them were able to return to the race.

Pokorski grabbed the lead on the restart while sixth starter Kevin Karnitz used the high grove to move around fourth starter Robbie Pribbnow of Lomira to secure second on lap 3.

By lap 7, Pokorski had built up a full-straightaway lead over Karnitz. Three laps later, 14th starter Travis Arenz of Sheboygan moved in to take third from Pribbnow. Meanwhile, Karnitz was quickly reeling in the high-riding Pokorski along the low groove.

On lap 16, Karnitz ducked underneath Pokorski to seize the top spot exiting turn four, while Arenz followed Karnitz into second place one lap later. Arenz appeared poised to challenge Karnitz as he drew within striking distance along the cushion on lap 19.

However, Karnitz was too strong as he pulled away over the final five laps to notch his third career PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory and fifth overall Midwest Sprint Car Association triumph of his career. Arenz had to settle for second, Pokorski held on to finish third, fifth starter Tyler Brabant of Waupun placed fourth and Pribbnow wound up fifth.

Polesitter Paul Parker outdueled defending PDTR Late Model champion Justin Schmidt of Cleveland to lead the opening lap of the 25-lap Late Model A main.

The lone caution of the event appeared on lap 2 when 2016 PDTR Late Model champ Tim Buhler of Greenbush stopped on the frontstretch with a flat tire. Parker was strong again on the restart as he pulled away from Schmidt along the extreme inside lane to gain a quarter-straightaway cushion by lap 15.

Parker encountered lapped traffic on lap 18, which allowed Schmidt to close the gap and mount a late challenge for the lead. Schmidt took a peek under Parker in turn one on lap 22, but Parker shut the door and maintained a solid edge over the final three laps to post his first career PDTR Late Model A-main triumph.

Schmidt was second, fourth starter Turk Letizia of Milwaukee placed third, Justin Ritchie of New London finished fourth after starting sixth and eight starter Charlie Schmidt of Cedar Grove placed fifth.

Donny Singer of Waldo led the opening lap of the 25-lap Grand National A main from the pole. On lap three, third starter Jeff Muehlbauer of Elkhart Lake slipped under Singer to gain the top spot in turn three before the first of five cautions slowed the field.

On the restart, Chad Espen, who started fifth, began to make his presence felt as he moved into to challenge Muehlbauer along the long groove before the second caution was displayed for debris on the backstretch.

After the restart, further starter Tyler Kulow of Plymouth used the high line to pressure to make it a three-car battle for the lead. As Kulow worked the outside groove, both Espen and Muehlbauer held tight to the low line as the three raced in close quarters for seven consecutive laps before a pair of cautions appeared on lap 15 and lap 16 for single-car spins.

On the restart, Kulow ducked low, Espen swung out high and Muehlbauer held the middle lane as they raced three-wide through turn four on lap 17. On lap later, Espen seized the lead along the high groove in turn two.

Following another caution for a single-car spin on lap 21, Kulow worked the high line to mount one last shot at the victory. Kulow and Espen dueled side by side on lap 23, but Espen successfully fended off the challenge while sixth starter J.J. Pagel of Campbellsport snuck in to steal second from the high-riding Kulow on the final lap.

Espen held on to secure his first career PDTR Grand National A-main victory, Pagel placed second, Kulow finished third, Muehlbauer wound up fourth and second starter Donny Kulow of Elkhart Lake placed fifth.

Steve Lorier of Sheboygan grabbed the lead on the opening lap of the 25-lap B Mod A main from his outside front row starting position before the first of two caution flags flew for a three-car incident in turn two.

On the restart, Lorier again seized the top spot as Jesse Jakubowski of Sheboygan Falls, who started on the pole, settled into second. By lap 8, Lorier had built up a half-straightaway lead over Jakubowski, while Tim Warner, who started eighth, was making a charge to the front of the pack.

On lap 12, Warner worked the high groove to power his way into third as Lorier caught the rear of the field on lap 15, which allowed Jakubowski and Warner to cut the gap.

As Jakubowski and Warner moved into striking range, the second caution appeared on lap 22 when Travis Schmidt of Waldo spun in turn two. On the restart, Warner again charged hard along the outside line to capture the lead in turn two on lap 23. Warner then pulled away to secure his second career PDTR B Mod A-main victory.

Lorier had to settle for second, Jakubowski placed third, Marcus Hoeppner of Hartford finished fourth after starting fourth and third starter Justin Bauer of Sheboygan Falls was fifth.

Justin Miller of Plymouth won the first 12-lap 360 Sprint Car B main and Josh Walter of Plymouth captured the second 12-lap 360 Sprint Car B main. Brian Wieland of Elkhart Lake was victorious in the B Mod B main.

The evening, which was sponsored by Collins State Bank, featured a huge field of 39 PDTR 360 Sprints, along with 25 B Mods, 17 Grand Nationals and 14 Late Models.

PDTR racing action will continue next Saturday, May 11 with an earlier starting time. Grandstands gates will open at 3:30 p.m. with racing scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. The evening will honor all police, fire and EMS personnel with free admission with proper credentials.

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 OF DUNBAR SPRINTS Date of Race: Saturday, May 04, 2019 HEAT 1 1, MICHAEL YURMANOVICH. 2, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 3, ADAM MILLER. 4, WILL GERRITS. 5, JUSTIN MILLER. 6, DOUG WONDRA. 7, BILL TAYLOR. 8, TYLER TISCHENDORF. HEAT 2 1, DANNY SCHLAFER. 2, KEVIN KARNTZ. 3, AL SCHLAFER. 4, TIM HADDY. 5, SHANE WENNINGER. 6, BRANDON BERTH. 7, SPYDER AKRIGHT. 8, BRYCE SCHMITT. HEAT 3 1, KURT DAVIS. 2, NICH MELIS. 3, SCOTT CONGER. 4, CHRIS CLAYTON. 5, CHRIS FLICK. 6, SEAN RAYHALL. 7, BLAKE WONDRA. 8, MIKE DECKER. (DNS). HEAT 4 1, TYLER BRABANT. 2, ROBBIE PRIBNOW. 3, JUSTIN ERICKSON. 4, LANCE FASSBENDER. 5, TONY WONDRA. 6, JACK VANDERBOOM. 7, TYLER DAVIS. 8, TYLER NELSON. HEAT 5 1, MAYER RACING. 2, PAUL POKORSKI. 3, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 4, TRAVIS ARENZ. 5, JOSH WALTER. 6, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 7, PRESTON RUH. (DNS). B FEATURE 1, JUSTIN MILLER. 2, LANCE FASSBENDER. 3, WILL GERRITS. 4, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 5, JACK VANDERBOOM. 6, TYLER DAVIS. 7, BRYCE SCHMITT. 8, BLAKE WONDRA. 9, SCOTT CONGER. 10, BRANDON BERTH. 11, DOUG WONDRA. 12, PRESTON RUH. B FEATURE 1, JOSH WALTER. 2, SHANE WENNINGER. 3, AL SCHLAFER. 4, TONY WONDRA. 5, BILL TAYLOR. 6, SPYDER AKRIGHT. 7, MIKE DECKER. 8, CHRIS FLICK. 9, TYLER NELSON. 10, TYLER TISCHENDORF. 11, SEAN RAYHALL. A FEATURE 1, KEVIN KARNTZ. 2, TRAVIS ARENZ. 3, PAUL POKORSKI. 4, TYLER BRABANT. 5, ROBBIE PRIBNOW. 6, TIM HADDY. 7, JUSTIN MILLER. 8, WILL GERRITS. 9, CHRIS CLAYTON. 10, LANCE FASSBENDER. 11, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 12, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 13, MICHAEL YURMANOVICH. 14, JOSH WALTER. 15, MAYER RACING. 16, JUSTIN ERICKSON. 17, DANNY SCHLAFER. 18, KURT DAVIS. 19, ADAM MILLER. 20, SHANE WENNINGER. 21, AL SCHLAFER. 22, NICH MELIS. GASROOTS PROJECT LATE MODEL HEAT 1 1, CHARLIE SCHMIDT. 2, TIM BUHLER. 3, JUSTIN SCHMIDT. 4, TURK LETIZIA. 5, BRIAN KONITZER. 6, ZACK KESSLER. (DNS).7, RICK SCHEFFLER. (DNS). HEAT 2 1, JUSTIN RITCHIE. 2, JOE BONGIORNO. 3, TAYLOR SCHEFFLER. 4, PAUL PARKER. 5, KEVIN BALDRY. 6, BRAD MUELLER. 7, RON STROIKA. A FEATURE 1, PAUL PARKER. 2, JUSTIN SCHMIDT. 3, TURK LETIZIA. 4, JUSTIN RITCHIE. 5, CHARLIE SCHMIDT. 6, KEVIN BALDRY. 7, TAYLOR SCHEFFLER. 8, RON STROIKA. 9, TIM BUHLER. 10, BRIAN KONITZER. 11, BRAD MUELLER. 12, JOE BONGIORNO. 13, ZACK KESSLER. (DNS).14, RICK SCHEFFLER. (DNS).

 

Wilmot Raceway

(Wilmot, Wisconsin, Saturday, May 4, 2019)--Beaver Dam's Jeremy Schultz ended a feature less winning drought by taking the 30-lap Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association(IRA) Wilmot Raceway 2019 opening night feature win.
Pardeeville's Craig Campton captured his first ever 20-lap AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints feature.
Waukesha's Mark Heinert led wire to wire for the win in the 20-lap Lightning Sprints presented by the IRA main
Joe Huenefeld of Cedarville, IL won his first ever Wilmot 20-lap modified feature.
"I got my first ever 410(winged sprint car) feature win here, and to get Bob and Dawn Hood their first IRA win is awesome," said a jubilant Schultz, noting his previous success at the Kenosha County Fair located 1/3-mile clay oval, the original home of the IRA 52 years ago. "Not having a win in over a year and getting it holding off Bill (Balog) and Rico (Abreu) is fantastic. The team set the car up super. I can't wait until we come back (Friday, May 17 for All Star-IRA Sprint Challenge)."
"I congratulate Jeremy on a great race," said Balog of North Pole, Alaska, 7-time IRA Champion. "We came up just a little short."
"This is a different track for us, so it took a while to get the car set up," said Abreu, of Rutherford, California, who made a last minute decision to come to Wilmot after a rain out at his previously planned event. "I like this track. I look forward to coming back."
Schultz jumped out in front at the drop of the green in the main. In the closing laps a caution cleared some lapped traffic giving the past Wilmot regular season Winged Sprint Champion clear sailing, but not without a hard challenge from Balog and Abreu. The yellow came out as Balog and Brandon Wimmer of Jonesboro, Indiana came together while battling for position in turn four. Wimmer's car was not damaged but restarted at the tail. Balog was able to continue, taking over second on the restart.
The top three of Schultz, Balog and Abreu were followed by Paul Nienhiser of Chapin, IL fourth with defending IRA Champion Jake Blackhurst of Hanna City, IL fifth.
"Finally we get a win," said Campton, who works on world championship snowmobiles. "I have to thank Doug Schenck for getting me to do this. It was fun finishing ahead of him in our other team car. I dedicate this win to Carl Wagener (engine builder who recently passed away).
Trevor's Jordan Paulsen, in his second season, headed the field until lap 13 when he spun in turn two bringing out a caution. Kenosha's B.G. Wood, who battled Paulsen much of the early going, took top spot on the restart.
Campton took the point after the two battled wheel to wheel for several laps. Schenck, of Cottage Grove, followed his teammate getting around Wood for second. Campton was up to the challenges from his mentor for the win. Schenck took second, Wood third, Trevor's Chris Dodd fourth and Oconomowoc's Ryan Zielski fifth.
"This is a great win for us," said Heinert after the Lightning Sprints win, 3-time Wilmot champion. "I have to thank my wife, Michelle, my daughters, for all of their support and everyone who plays a part in our team from our marketing partners to the crew members."
Heinert was followed by C.J. Malueg of Johnsburg, IL second, John Kirk of Johnsburg third, defending Wilmot champion Ion Stear of Harvard, IL fourth and Sun Prairie's Kevin Douglas fifth.
"Last year we were on the last lap and broke while leading," said Huenefeld, who tows nearly two hours one way to race. "We finally got a win. My family, sponsors, everyone who supports us and the great fans who stick around even though it's cold to watch us race. Thank you all."
Tichigan's Michael Wittenburg led the early going. Huenefeld went side by side with Wittenburg until the midway point when he took top spot. One lap later the red flag came out when Tony Izzo, who was not injured, got upside down landing on his roof in turn two.
Huenefeld kept in front to the finish. Eagle's Steve Mueller took second in a hotly contested battle with Genoa City's Simons brothers, Nick who took third and 2-time defending champion Mike II fourth. Past Wilmot Champion Chris Carlson of South Milwaukee was fifth.
Family Night comes to Wilmot Raceway Saturday, May 11 featuring AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints, Lightning Sprints presented by the IRA, Modifieds along with the season debuts of the street stocks and Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars. Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. with on track activity at 5:45 and racing to follow.
Meet The Driver will begin with select drivers and cars from each competing division invited to be on the grandstand concourse between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. allowing fans an up close look.
May 11 Grandstand Admission is $15.00 for everyone ages 12 and over, with ages 11 and under admitted free.
The IRA-All Star Sprint Challenge comes to Wisconsin's birthplace of sprint car racing in a special Friday race program, May 17. NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart will be competing along with a host of regional and national winged sprint car warriors. AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints and Lightning Sprints round out the first major all open wheel sprint car program.
For updated information phone trackside race line 262-862-2090, check wilmotraceway.com or official Wilmot Raceway Facebook Page.
Wilmot Raceway and Kenosha County Fair sponsor 216thenet Facebook Live "Let's Go Racing!" Radio Program hosted by Mike Babicz, "the Voice of Wilmot Raceway," airing Mondays 5-6 p.m., replaying Thursdays 11 a.m.-noon, Saturdays 11 a.m.-noon and 11 p.m.-Midnight.
SUMMARY - WILMOT RACEWAY, WILMOT, WISCONSIN - SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019
BUMPER TO BUMPER INTERSTATE RACING ASSOCIATION 410 OUTLAW WINGED SPRINTS: 30-LAP FEATURE: 1. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam; 2. Bill Balog, North Pole, Alaska; 3. Rico Abreu, Rutherford, CA; 4. Paul Nienhauser, Chapin, IL; 5. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL; 6. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL; 7. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan; 8. Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls; 9. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove; 10. Scott Biertzer, West Bend; 11. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie; 12. Scott Nietzel, Beaver Dam; 13. Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA; 14. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL; 15. Dave Uttech, Kenosha; 16. Jim Fifield, Hewitt, IL; 17. Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek; 18. Kelsey Ivy, Fremont, OH; 19. Russel Borland, Kewaskum; 20. Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL; 21. Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls; 22. Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove; 23. Brandon Wimmer, Jonesboro, IN; 24. Kris Spitz, Salem.
12-LAP "B" MAIN: 1. Modjeski; 2. Fifield; 3. Lynch; 4. Deblauw; 5. K. Spitz; 6. Custer; 7. Nick Matuszewski, Antigo; 8. Matt Wiese, Lomira; 9. Brian Strane, Paris; 10. Keith Fellner, Sturtevant(Did Not Start).
HEAT WINNERS: Nietzel; Reinke; Schmidt.
FAST QUALIFIER: Balog(:13.315 seconds).
AUTOMETER WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINTS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Craig Campton, Pardeeville; 2. Doug Schenck, Cottage Grove; 3. B.G. Wood, Kenosha; 4. Chris Dodd, Trevor; 5. Ryan Zielski, Oconomowoc; 6. Nick Petska, Spring Grove, IL; 7. Natalie Klemko, Bristol; 8. Tim Cox, Park City, IL; 9. Jimmy Sivia, Winthrop Harbor, IL; 10. Greg Olsen, Round Lake Heights, IL; 11. Derek Crane, Waukegan, IL; 12. Randy Stanford, Kenosha; 13. Vince Bartolotta, Muskego; 14. Chris Klemko, Bristol; 15. Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY; 16. Scott Grissom, Winthrop Harbor, IL; 17. Rusty Egan, Burlington; 18. Rod Colburn, New Berlin; 19. James Walldan, Winthrop Harbor; 20. Charles Spoonmore, Somonauk, IL; 21. Greg Alt, Delavan; 22. Jordan Paulsen, Trevor; 23. William Huck, Mukwonago; 24. Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL.
12-LAP "B" MAIN: 1. Cox; 2. Egan; 3. R. Colburn; 4. Huck; 5. Spoonmore; 6. Tom Eller, Zion, IL; 7. Shawn Swim, Zion; 8. Tommy Colburn, New Berlin; 9. Steve Clott, Madison; 10. Lance Walldan, Winthrop Harbor; 11. Zach Raidart, Gurnee, IL; 12. Jim Wehrman, Kenosha; 13. Paul Shaffer, Milwaukee; 14. Zach Hansen, New Berlin; 15. Garrett Deieso, Wadsworth, IL(DNS); 16. Allen Hafford, Beach Park, IL(DNS).
HEAT WINNERS: Dodd; Paulsen; Olsen; Zielski.
FAST QUALIFIER: Petska(:15.656 seconds).
LIGHTNING SPRINTS PRESENTED BY IRA: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Mark Heinert, Waukesha; 2. C.J. Malueg, Johnsburg, IL; 3. John Kirk, Johnsburg; 4. Ion Stear, Hebron, IL; 5. Kevin Douglas, Sun Prairie; 6. Tim Brannam, Holiday Hills, IL; 7. Mike Neau, Kenosha; 8. Jeremy Douglas, McFarland; 9. Ron Brannam, Barrington, IL; 10. Kevin Frederiksen, Hales Corners; 11. Jeff Schmidt, Slinger; 12. Max Brannam, Holiday Hills; 13. Josh Rehberg, Franklin; 14. Tim Christensen, Winthrop Harbor; 15. Jonathon Smith, Spring Grove, IL; 16. Darren Ihrke, Hebron.
HEAT WINNERS: Malueg; Heinert.
FAST QUALIFIER: Neau(:15.317 seconds).
MODIFIEDS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Joe Huenefeld, Cedarville, IL; 2. Steve Mueller, Eagle; 3. Nick Simons, Genoa City; 4. Mike Simons II, Genoa City; 5. Chris Carlson, South Milwaukee; 6. Michael Wittenburg, Tichigan; 7. Danny Walter, Burlington; 8. Mike Conn, Big Bend; 9. John Dost, Bristol; 10. David Wirth, Milwaukee; 11. Donnie Paskiewicz, Ottawa, WI; 12. Terry Kiedrowski, Union Grove; 13. Tony Izzo, Capron, IL; 14. Jason Wirth, Elkhorn; 15. Morgan Sheppard, Hebron; 16. Lee Tibbitts, Hebron(DNS); 17. Jack Williams, Rockford, IL(DNS).
HEAT WINNERS: Huenefeld; Wittenburg.
FAST QUALIFIER: M. Simons II(:16.690 seconds).

 

Sprints On Dirt

ERIE, MI (May 5, 2019) – The Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt powered by King Engine Bearings / MSD Ignition / Motul traditional season opener at Crystal Motor Speedway, rained out a week ago, went off under a sunny day Saturday. Ryan Ruhl was impressive in winning his Engler Machine & Tool heat race and the twenty-five-lap feature.

 

In the feature, Ruhl took the lead from the pole at the start, but the caution flag came out causing a complete restart.  On the second start Ruhl and Joshua Turner (Osseo, MI) battled side by side with Turner using the top of the track to grab the early lead.  But Ruhl (Coldwater, MI) had his Smith Motorsports Krieger-powered, Maxim hooked up on the lower groove and quickly moved into the lead.  As the race went on, Ruhl got stronger and stronger, turning laps near 98 mph on the Crystal oval.

 

2018 SOD champion Chad Blonde (Litchfield, MI) used a slight miscue by Turner to take second.  Blonde had a couple shots at Ruhl on the high side on restarts, but Ruhl was just too strong and motored away to win by a wide margin.  Blonde held on for second while Zane DeVault (Plymouth, IN), last year’s SOD opener winner, was impressive in finishing third in former SOD competitor, now car owner Greg Wheeler’s 360 ride.  Turner took fourth and second-generation driver Ricky Ferkel (Mt. Pleasant, MI) had a strong showing to finish fifth.  Tyler Gunn (Napoleon, OH), easy winner of the King Engine Bearings heat race, recovered from a spin and charged from last to finish sixth.

 

Gremlins made the night difficult for some veteran drivers as former SOD champions Brett Mann (Goshen, IN) and Steve Irwin (Fenton, MI) both had engine problems.  Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame member Jason Blonde (Litchfield, MI) suffered the same fate.

 

Garrett Saunders (Lakeville, IN), a standout in Plymouth (IN) Speedway crate Pro Sprints, made his unlimited sprint car debut as team mate to Zane DeVault.  On the opposite end of the spectrum, Kent Gardner (Fenton, MI) returned to SOD competition after a twenty-six-year absence!

 

Crystal owner/promoter Ron Flinn, new SOD owner Dave Muzzillo, and their staffs did a great job to kick off the 2019 season in front of a great crowd.

 

Qualifying – Benic Enterprises Fast Masters (fast qualifiers)

Group

Time

#

Driver

Engler Machine & Tool Heat

13.839

16C

Zane DeVault

King Engine Bearings Heat

14.334

5b

Chad Blonde

 

Heat Races

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

71H

Ryan Ruhl

 

2

4

Joshua Turner

Ti22 Performance

3

16C

Zane DeVault

Racing Optics

4

46

Robert Huisken

 

5

10S

Jay Steinebach

 

6

10XS

Robert Bulloch

 

7

16W

Garrett Saunders

 

8

24

Eric Smith

 

9