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Late Pass Gives Terry McCarl Electric Win with Sprint Invaders in Donnellson!

(Bill W) Donnellson, IA, May 26, 2017 – A three-way battle for the lead ended with Terry McCarl notching his eleventh career win Friday night with the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders. The win was also his fourth with the series at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. The Altoona, Iowa driver, who will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa on June 3, earned $1,500 for his win.

The 25-lap feature began with Jamie Ball getting the jump on the field from outside row one. Chris Martin trailed, followed by pole-sitter, Nate Van Haaften and sixth starting McCarl. McCarl, who drew the sixth starting spot after winning the Shake-up Dash, passed Van Haaften for third five laps in.

The only caution of the event came with eight laps in the books. B main winner, Donnie Steward, broke his front end after contact in turn two. The restart saw Ball leading Chris Martin, McCarl, Van Haaften and Josh Schneiderman. When the green flag flew, McCarl went to the low side to challenge Martin, while Randy Martin surged from sixth to fourth.

McCarl made a slide job attempt at Chris Martin for second, but fell short. Martin shot between McCarl and the turn two wall and ran down Ball. On lap 17, Martin shot to the lead out of turn two and led Ball down the backstretch. He would tag the turn three guardrail, however, and Ball would reclaim the lead.

A lap later, McCarl would pounce for second place as the leaders were again in heavy traffic. McCarl was finding traction on the low side of three and four, but used the cushion to reel in the leader. With three to go, Ball bobbled at the top of turn four, and McCarl snuck under him into the lead. The veteran would pull away from there, adding another feature win to a resume that already includes over 300 in his career. Ball held on for second, ahead of Chris Martin, Randy Martin and Jon Agan. Jarrod Schneiderman, Josh Schneiderman, Ryan Jamison, Ben Wagoner and Evan Martin rounded out the top ten. McCarl, Evan Martin and Van Haaften won heat races.

“It only pays to lead the last lap,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “(Doug) Wolfgang taught me that. Those kids were doing a great job. Chris fought off that slide job I put on him up above the stuff in two. That was pretty awesome. The track was great with a top and a bottom. Don Long is kind enough to loan us this Jaymie Moyle 360 motor, because we don’t have one. Jamie was so fast on top, and I wanted to get him off of it. Running back in third and fourth, you can search around the track, and that’s what we were able to do. When you’re leading, you can’t do that. We were able to use that to our advantage in traffic.”

“We’ve been trying to win here for a long time,” said Ball. “I thought the stars were going to align with a front row starting spot. We had a great car. Lapped traffic worked to our favor the whole race until the end, and that’s when Terry got us. To get beat by Terry McCarl is nothing to hang our head about. I cheated the cushion a little bit, because it’s so thick. I rolled off the gas on exit. The banking transitions to a little flatter angle off of four. That sucked me into the wall and we smacked it hard. That’s when he got by. We’ve had a good weekend, fourth at Osky and second here. We hope we can carry that to Knoxville tomorrow.”

“We had a fast car,” said Chris Martin. “We were able to catch Jamie in lapped traffic. We briefly got the lead there, and I kind of screwed that up for myself. I had the lead on the backstretch and I drove it in a little too deep on the cushion. But I have to hand it to my guys. They gave me a great car. I have to thank Terry and Jamie for racing me clean and hard. Overall, it was a decent night for us and we’ll move on to the rest of the weekend.”

The Sprint Invaders conclude Memorial Day weekend Sunday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!


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The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders are set to descend on Lee County Speedway Friday, May 26th! This is the first of two scheduled events at the Donnellson, Iowa ...

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (6) 2. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (2) 3. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (4) 4. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (7) 5. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (8) 6. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (11) 7. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (10) 8. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (9) 9. 78, Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL (12) 10. 4m, Evan Martin, Lohman, MO (5) 11. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (3) 12. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (18) 13. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (1) 14. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (14) 15. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (13) 16. 58, Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA (20) 17. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (19) 18. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (17) 19. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (16) 20. 16HD, Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA (15) DNS – 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA. Lap Leaders: Ball 1-21, McCarl 22-25. KSE Hard-charger: Buchholz.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), Top five to A main, Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Terry McCarl (2) 2. Jamie Ball (1) 3. Randy Martin (6) 4. Josh Schneiderman (4) 5. Ben Wagoner (5) / 6. Donnie Steward (9) 7. Justin Buchholz (3) 8. 1, Damian Getchell, Sperry, IA (7) 9. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (8)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), Top five to A main, Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Evan Martin (1) 2. Chris Martin (3) 3. Jon Agan (4) 4. John Schulz (7) 5. Cody Wehrle (5) / 6. Brayden Gaylord (2) 7. Daniel Bergquist (9) 8. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (8) 9. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (6)

Mohrfeld Electric Heat three (started), Top four to A main, Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Nate Van Haaften (2) 2. Harold Pohren (1) 3. Ryan Jamison (5) 4. Jarrod Schneiderman (8) 5. McKenna Haase (7) / 6. 9L, Hunter Lane, Milo, IA (3) 7. 81, Tanner Gebhart, Burlington, IA (6) 8. Dave Getchell (9) 9. Andy Krieger (4)

B main (started), Top six to A main, 12 laps: 1. Donnie Steward (1) 2. Brayden Gaylord (2) 3. Dave Getchell (9) 4. Justin Buchholz (4) 5. Daniel Bergquist (5) 6. Andy Krieger (11) / 7. Hunter Lane (3) 8. Tanner Gebhart (6) 9. Damian Getchell (7) 10. Rob Weuve (10) 11. John Greenwood (8)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Terry McCarl (2) 2. Nate Van Haaften (1) 3. Jamie Ball (6) 4. Harold Pohren (4) 5. Chris Martin (3) 6. Evan Martin (5)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – John Schulz

Saldana Racing Products – Harold Pohren

Kreitz Oval Track Products – John Greenwood

 

 

Brown, Noteboom, Ballenger, Paplow and Luinenburg Earn Wins During Danny Williams Memorial at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (May 26, 2017) - Brian Brown, Jay Noteboom, Dusty Ballenger, Dan Paplow and Justin Luinenburg were victorious on Friday evening at Jackson Motorplex during the 4th annual Danny Williams Memorial presented by Peterbilt of Sioux Falls.

Brown executed a slide job on Scott Winters in turns three and four with only six laps remaining before pulling away to pick up the $3,500-to-win 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store A Main triumph. Eighth-starting Mark Dobmeier passed Winters, who led the first 19 laps, for the runner-up position in the closing laps. Ian Madsen earned a fourth-place finish after starting 10th and Tim Kaeding rounded out the top five.

Dakota Hendrickson, Matt Juhl and Lynton Jeffrey were the heat race winners.

Noteboom held off seventh-starting Kelly Shryock during a late-race restart to score the $1,000 top prize for winning the Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods main event. Oliver Kollofski advanced from eighth to third place with Don Gerritsen Jr. charging from 14th to fourth and Jason Briese placing fifth.

Lyle Sathoff, James Slawson and Noteboom each claimed a heat race win.

Ballenger led the distance of the Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints A Main to record the triumph. Bruce Anderson placed second with Kaleb Johnson maneuvering from 13th to third place. Brandon Allen ended fourth and Michael Stien was fifth.

Ballenger, Dustin Geldner and Anderson won heat races.

Paplow powered from ninth to garner the Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods win for the second time this season. Dustin Wiederhoeft charged from 10 th to second place with Jason Andrews placing third, Kyle Steuber fourth and Randy Winter fifth.

Matthew Looft and Andrews recorded heat race triumphs.

Luinenburg picked up his second straight victory in the Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks A Main. D.J. Clinton earned a runner-up result with Ben Peterson ending third, Corey Schreiber fourth and Ernie Dailey fifth.

Clinton and Parker Anderson were the heat race winners.

Jackson Motorplex will return to action next Thursday through Saturday for the 39th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series with the 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store, the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series, the Midwest Sprint Touring Series, the Nebraska 360 Sprints and the Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (MAY 26, 2017) -

410 OUTLAW SPRINTS FUELED BY CASEY'S GENERAL STORE

A Feature: 1. 21-Brian Brown (2); 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier (8); 3. 23W-Scott Winters (1); 4. 18-Ian Madsen (10); 5. 3-Tim Kaeding (9); 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen (6); 7. 55-Brooke Tatnell (11); 8. 17B-Bill Balog (14); 9. 82-Cap Henry (7); 10. 09-Matt Juhl (3); 11. 19P-Paige Polyak (5); 12. 16-Travis Whitney (12); 13. 4-Dakota Hendrickson (4); 14. 35-Skylar Prochaska (17); 15. 7W-Tasker Phillips (22); 16. 81-Austin Johnson (13); 17. 4W-Matt Wasmund (18); 18. (DNF) 7-Kaley Gharst (19); 19. (DNF) 12-Lynton Jeffrey (20); 20. (DNF) 4X-Eric Schulz (16); 21. (DNF) 25-Dylan Peterson (21); 22. (DNF) 17H-Ryan Bickett (15).

Heat 1: 1. 4-Dakota Hendrickson (1); 2. 23W-Scott Winters (3); 3. 82-Cap Henry (5); 4. 13-Mark Dobmeier (7); 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell (8); 6. 35-Skylar Prochaska (4); 7. 7-Kaley Gharst (2); 8. 25-Dylan Peterson (6).

Heat 2: 1. 09-Matt Juhl (1); 2. 3-Tim Kaeding (2); 3. 18-Ian Madsen (4); 4. 17B-Bill Balog (3); 5. 17H-Ryan Bickett (6); 6. 4X-Eric Schulz (7); 7. (DNF) 7W-Tasker Phillips (5).

Heat 3: 1. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (2); 2. 21-Brian Brown (1); 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen (5); 4. 19P-Paige Polyak (6); 5. 81-Austin Johnson (4); 6. 16-Travis Whitney (7); 7. 4W-Matt Wasmund (3).

MINNESOTA WEST - JACKSON CAMPUS IMCA A MODS

A Feature: 1. 7N-Jay Noteboom (1); 2. 3-Kelly Shryock (7); 3. 95-Oliver Kollofski (8); 4. 27-Don Gerritsen Jr (14); 5. 3X-Jason Briese (4); 6. 49-Mat Hollerich (21); 7. 14-Jason Fisher (17); 8. 8L-Lyle Sathoff (11); 9. C5-Chris Palsrok (3); 10. 17S-James Slawson (12); 11. 07-Justin Anderson (10); 12. 41-Thor Anderson (5); 13. 20-Denny Anderson (16); 14. 19M-Dan Menk (2); 15. M80-Jim Mathieson (13); 16. 20J-Justin Schuder (19); 17. (DNF) 5-Brandon Beckendorf (6); 18. (DNF) 7C-Ben Chukuske (9); 19. (DNF) 52K-Trevor Kracht (18); 20. (DNF) 9-Roger Nielsen (22); 21. (DNF) 74-Mark Noble (15); 22. (DNF) 48-Bob Moore (20).

Heat 1: 1. 8L-Lyle Sathoff (1); 2. 19M-Dan Menk (7); 3. 3X-Jason Briese (6); 4. 7C-Ben Chukuske (5); 5. M80-Jim Mathieson (3); 6. (DNF) 48-Bob Moore (4); 7. (DNF) 49-Mat Hollerich (2).

Heat 2: 1. 17S-James Slawson (3); 2. 5-Brandon Beckendorf (7); 3. 41-Thor Anderson (1); 4. C5-Chris Palsrok (2); 5. 27-Don Gerritsen Jr (5); 6. 20-Denny Anderson (6); 7. 52K-Trevor Kracht (4).

Heat 3: 1. 7N-Jay Noteboom (4); 2. 3-Kelly Shryock (1); 3. 95-Oliver Kollofski (2); 4. 07-Justin Anderson (6); 5. 74-Mark Noble (8); 6. 14-Jason Fisher (5); 7. 9-Roger Nielsen (7); 8. 20J-Justin Schuder (3).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER 305 SPRINTS

A Feature: 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (1); 2. 11A-Bruce Anderson (2); 3. 22-Kaleb Johnson (13); 4. 05X-Brandon Allen (3); 5. 4S-Michael Stien (5); 6. 55-Justin Allen (15); 7. 77-Taylor Ryan (22); 8. 05-Colin Smith (7); 9. 35-Blaine Stegenga (18); 10. 5-Brady Forbrook (12); 11. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (19); 12. 13S-Shane Fick (10); 13. 51-Corey Kautz (14); 14. 4D-Chris Duffy (17); 15. 33-Trevor Smith (16); 16. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (11); 17. 75-Brandon Geldner (8); 18. 33G-Trevor Serbus (24); 19. 9-Keith Weber (20); 20. 81-Jared Jansen (6); 21. 33X-Travis Lain (4); 22. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (9); (DNS) 7-Dave Becker; (DNS) 11-Dalyn Cody.

Heat 1: 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (1); 2. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (6); 3. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (7); 4. 05X-Brandon Allen (2); 5. 22-Kaleb Johnson (8); 6. 33-Trevor Smith (4); 7. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (5); (DNS) 77-Taylor Ryan.

Heat 2: 1. 75-Brandon Geldner (3); 2. 5-Brady Forbrook (5); 3. 81-Jared Jansen (2); 4. 33X-Travis Lain (1); 5. 51-Corey Kautz (4); 6. 4D-Chris Duffy (6); (DNS) 11-Dalyn Cody.

Heat 3: 1. 11A-Bruce Anderson (1); 2. 4S-Michael Stien (3); 3. 13S-Shane Fick (6); 4. 05-Colin Smith (4); 5. 55-Justin Allen (9); 6. 35-Blaine Stegenga (8); 7. 9-Keith Weber (2); 8. 7-Dave Becker (5); (DNS) 33G-Trevor Serbus.

BOHL'S SMALL ENGINE IMCA SPORT MODS

A Feature: 1. 25-Dan Paplow (9); 2. 3-Dustin Wiederhoeft (10); 3. 03Z-Jason Andrews (5); 4. 18-Kyle Steuber (6); 5. 3W-Randy Winter (3); 6. 5K-Jared Nytroe (4); 7. 3T-TJ Tweedt (1); 8. 22J-James Jenkins (12); 9. 47F-Aaron Fullerton (14); 10. (DNF) 51-Eric Boler (15); 11. (DNF) 15V-Tony Voss (11); 12. (DNF) 72-Alex Schubbe (7); 13. (DNF) 79W-Bill Wegner (2); (DNS) 75-Eric Kinnetz; (DNS) 75L-Jeff Lloyd; (DQ) 9-Matthew Looft (8).

Heat 1: 1. 9-Matthew Looft (5); 2. 5K-Jared Nytroe (3); 3. 18-Kyle Steuber (4); 4. 3T-TJ Tweedt (1); 5. 79W-Bill Wegner (2); 6. 15V-Tony Voss (7); 7. 75L-Jeff Lloyd (8); (DNS) 51-Eric Boler.

Heat 2: 1. 03Z-Jason Andrews (3); 2. 25-Dan Paplow (5); 3. 72-Alex Schubbe (4); 4. 3W-Randy Winter (2); 5. 3-Dustin Wiederhoeft (8); 6. 22J-James Jenkins (1); 7. 47F-Aaron Fullerton (6); (DNS) 75-Eric Kinnetz.

FAIRMONT AWARDS IMCA HOBBY STOCKS

A Feature: 1. 17X-Justin Luinenburg (5); 2. 56C-Dj Clinton (3); 3. 76-Ben Peterson (4); 4. 33C-Corey Schreiber (6); 5. 14-Ernie Dailey (9); 6. 52S-Kyle Schley (7); 7. 63-Donny Planting (1); 8. 27Z-Jeremy Ziemke (8); 9. 9-A.J Zimmerman (10); 10. (DNF) 47P-Parker Anderson (2).

Heat 1: 1. 56C-Dj Clinton (2); 2. 17X-Justin Luinenburg (3); 3. 52S-Kyle Schley (5); 4. 63-Donny Planting (1); 5. 9-A.J Zimmerman (4).

Heat 2: 1. 47P-Parker Anderson (1); 2. 33C-Corey Schreiber (3); 3. 27Z-Jeremy Ziemke (4); 4. 14-Ernie Dailey (5); 5. 76-Ben Peterson (2).

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday for the 39th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series with the 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store, the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series, the Midwest Sprint Touring Series, the Nebraska 360 Sprints and the Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonSpeedway/

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from late April through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA sport mods and IMCA hobby stocks among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Reed leads local sweep against All Stars at Attica

Friday, May 26, 2017

Contact: Brian Liskai

Liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Eight time and defending Attica Raceway Park track champion Byron Reed led a strong contingent of weekly racers to a clean sweep of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Friday night. Reed took the lead on lap 28 of the 40-lap feature on Foster Auto Body/Adkins Group Night following a race-long battle with Craig Mintz and Chris Andrews and then survived a restart with nine laps to go to score his 11th career All Star win.

Reed made some daring moves in lapped traffic to score his first All Star win in nearly four years and the 36th career 410 sprint car victory at Attica as he sits second on the track’s all-time win list behind Mark Keegan. Mintz, making his 2017 debut, showed little signs of rust as he pressured Reed the last two laps before settling for second. When Chris Andrews’ car sputtered the last three laps D.J. Foos pounced to round out the podium. The local contingent of drivers swept the top five positions as Broc Martin and Stuart Brubaker finished fourth and fifth. The only All Star driver to finish in the top 10 was Caleb Helms in sixth with Andrews, Jordan Ryan, Lee Jacobs and Andrew Palker rounding out the top 10. It was the 114th visit by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Attica Raceway Park.

“I don’t know what it looked like but going into one…you’ve heard the saying before but my ass cheeks were puckering. When you’ve got the momentum you don’t want to let off and the whole was getting tight and I just didn’t want to back off because that was my chance. That’s what I love about Attica, especially these 40 lappers when you get into traffic. I don’t know if I was the best car but you just keep battling and battling and battling and sometimes things just go your way,” Reed said of his Crown Battery backed machine.

“I hope we can represent like this when the Outlaws are here. We have a good group of cars and we can race with anyone at our tracks,” Reed added.

Mintz, aboard the Ed Neumeister owned #11N, ran second throughout most of the race and was right on Reed’s rear bumper as the checkers flew.

“If anyone didn’t have fun watching that they need to go watch another sport. That was a good time running with Byron and Chris and DJ…it’s fun, clean racing and you can trust these guys. That’s probably the most fun I’ve had in a race car in a long time. I have to thank Ed Neumeister for putting me in this race car and the Linder crew for busting their butts and giving me a good car,” said Mintz beside the Dough Si Dough/Linder’s Speed Equipment/DMI/Fisher Racing Engines backed machine.

For Foos a third place run continues his great season which has seen him score a win and several top three finishes.

“I can’t put it into words how great this year is going. This is something a guy only dreams of. We don’t have the wins but we are consistent with top three finishes. We fell back early there but the car really came on there at the end. I came here hoping for a top five…I’ll take a top three against the All Stars and 48 cars,” said Foos of his Jay Kiser owned #23 with backing from JLH General Contractor/Crown Battery/The Jet Express/Shellukes Bar and Grill.

In the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models, Ashland, Ohio’s Ryan Markham held off Devin Shiels and Doug Drown following a restart with just three laps remaining to score his second victory of the year at Attica. Markham led all 25 laps for his 12th career Attica win.

“I did not want to see that last caution. When you’re up top like that you can kind of see what’s going on below you and if someone’s getting a run you can get up on the wheel. My wife drew me a good pill tonight…she’s put a lot of pressure on me…I haven’t won yet with her at the race track. She told me this morning if I didn’t win pretty soon this purple on the car is going bye bye. Tonight I have a little honorary crew. Some other guys came up and helped me, Jerry Aber and Lou Bemiller. I was in the pits by myself and I also had John Lewis…he comes to the shop but doesn’t come in the pits every night but he gave me a helping hand during the week to get this thing going,” said Markham beside his H&T Demolition; Harriger Towing; Accu-Force Shock Dyno; Innovative Graphics backed #5M.

Current Fremont Fence 305 Sprint point leader Jamie Miller led all 25 laps of the feature but his 16th career Attica win wasn’t easy as defending track champion Paul Weaver stormed from his 12th starting spot to battle Miller the final four laps. Miller is now tied with Joe Keegan for sixth on the division’s all-time win list at Attica Raceway Park.

“I heard him (Weaver) with about two to go and I figured I’d better pick it up when I saw his nose. I gathered it up and ran a little harder. Finally getting this new race car figured out a little better and this is my kind of race track tonight. I think we won this night a year ago,” said Miller beside his Western Lake Erie Insulation Industry; Fostoria Mod Shop; Advanced Industrial; Crown Battery; Dick’s Auto Supply sponsored #66.

Stuart Brubaker and Parker Price Miller were scheduled to comprise the front row of the 40 lap All Star feature but Price Miller experienced engine woes before the green flew and went pit side putting Andrews to the outside front row. At the drop of the green Andrews bolted into the lead over Stuart Brubaker, Mintz, Reed, Caleb Armstrong, Foos and Helms. It quickly became a three car battle for the lead between Andrews, Mintz and Reed before the caution flew for a Jody Keegan spin with two laps scored.

On the restart Andrews, Mintz and Reed again raced side by side with Brubaker and Helms battling for fourth before another caution for a Roger Campbell spin. When the green came back out so did the tremendous battle up front before another caution for sixth running Caleb Armstrong flew with seven laps scored. This time on the restart Andrews was able to pull away slightly as Mintz and Reed battled for second with Helms and a closing Broc Martin racing hard for fourth.

The leaders prepared to race into heavy lapped traffic on lap 14 as Reed took second and closed quickly on Andrews. Andrews benefitted from a Brady Bacon spin on lap 16, giving the leader a clear track. On the ensuing restart Mintz drove back into second but Reed continued to battle hard. At the half-way Andrews, Mintz and Reed were waging a war for the top spot with Martin, Helms and Foos in tow. With 15 laps to go lapped traffic again came into play as the trio of Andrews, Mintz and Reed sliced and diced through the lapped cars.

Reed took second on lap 26 and used a lapped machine as a pick to steal the lead on lap 28. Reed now had to deal with the lapped cars and Andrews was right on his rear bumper with Mintz a half car back when the caution flew for a Hunter Mackison spin with nine laps remaining. Reed got a fantastic restart and pulled away from Andrews with Mintz, Foos, Martin and Brubaker giving chase. With five laps remaining Reed had built his lead to 1.5 seconds over Andrews, Mintz, Foos, Martin and Brubaker.

As Reed continued to edge away, Mintz moved into second on lap 37 and quickly chopped into leader’s advantage. As they took the white flag Mintz was within half a car length of Reed while Andrews’ car began to lose power. Reed would hold off Mintz for the victory with Foos taking third on the last lap.

In the 25-lap late model feature, Markham and Jim Gingery brought the field to green with Markham gaining the advantage over third starting Shiels, Cody Scott and Gingery. Ben Mott would coast to a stop after a lap was completed. On the single file restart Markham blasted away at the cushion while Shiels patrolled the bottom with Scott, Rob Anderzack, Gingery, Dave Hornikel and Doug Drown giving chase.

The caution flew on lap 11 for a tangle involving Brad Wade and Jeff Warnick. Markham pulled away slightly on the restart over Shiels, Anderzack, Drown, Mike Bores and Scott. Markham’s lead began to dissipate with seven laps to go as Shiels and Drown closed quickly. A caution for Jarrett Rendel on lap 19 put Shiels and Drown right on Markham’s rear bumper. That trio battled hard when the green reappeared but another caution with three laps remaining gave everyone one more shot at Markham.

The Ashland, Ohio driver was just too good on the restart. But, Shiels mounted a last lap challenge but ran out of time as Markham drove to the checkers over Drown who got around Shiels in the last corner. Bores and Scott rounded out the top five.

Ryan French and Miller set the pace at the start of the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Miller gaining the advantage. French would spin after a lap was complete, collecting Chase Baker. Miller blasted the extreme high line on the restart to pull away from a great battle for second between Steve Rando, Jordan Ryan, Bobby Clark and John Ivy. However, Ryan’s good run would end as he coasted to a stop on lap three.

When the green flew again so did Miller as he once again began pulling away. Meanwhile the battle for second was entertaining involving Rando, Clark, Ivy and Weaver. Weaver drove into third by lap eight and quickly closed on Rando. Ivy coasted to a stop on lap 12 for the feature’s final caution.

Miller again pulled away on the restart as the battle for second intensified between Rando and Weaver. Weaver moved into the runner-up position on lap 14 and slowly ate away at Miller’s advantage. With five laps to go Weaver was right on Miller’s rear bumper. Miller did an excellent job of rim-riding to maintain the lead even as Weaver raced to his inside on numerous occasions.

Miller drove to the win over Weaver, Rando, Clark and Ricky Peterson.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, June 2 on Edward Jones of Clyde/Mike Neill Financial Advisor/Sutton Bank/AmeriGas/Kear’s Speed Shop Night. It’s Scouts Nights with all scouts and their scout masters who arrive in uniform getting in free. It’s also dollar hot dog night. It is an All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship 410 Sprint Series presented by Ohio Logistics point night and the third installment of the “North vs. South” battle with the teams from the Ohio Sprint Car Series. The UMP late models and 305 sprints are also in action.

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

Attica Raceway Park

Friday, May 27, 2017

Foster’s Auto Body/Adkins Group Night

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Car Series

Starting position [*]

Qualifying

Group (A)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.408; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 12.431; 3. 26-Tayler Malsam, 12.432; 4. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 12.568; 5. 59-Ryan Smith, 12.631; 6. 4-Brian Smith, 12.641; 7. 45-Trevor Baker, 12.666; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 12.859; 9. 5X-Justin Peck, 12.92; 10. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.967; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.252; 12. 33-Brent Matus, 13.628

Group (B)

1. 23-DJ Foos, 12.241; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.289; 3. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.2891; 4. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.345; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.371; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.392; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.393; 8. 60-Jody Keegan, 12.501; 9. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.535; 10. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 12.697; 11. 9X-Thomas Meseraull, 12.854; 12. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.304

Group (C)

1. 11N-Craig Mintz, 12.075; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.388; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.3881; 4. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.404; 5. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.516; 6. 60K-Kory Crabtree, 12.6; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti, 12.668; 8. 13-Brandon Matus, 12.855; 9. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.023; 10. 9-Ryan Linder, 13.033; 11. 9C-Roger Campbell, 13.086; 12. 51-John Garvin, 13.274

Group (D)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.32; 2. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.363; 3. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.486; 4. 35S-Stuart Brubaker, 12.526; 5. 5K-Adam Kekich, 12.543; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.583; 7. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.839; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison, 13.009; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.047; 10. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.153; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.44; 12. 25M-Ken Mackey, 13.653

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer

1. 2-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 2. 9M-Jordan Ryan [1]; 3. 59-Ryan Smith [5]; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn [4]; 5. 4-Brian Smith [6]; 6. 5X-Justin Peck [9]; 7. 3G-Carson Macedo [10]; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard [11]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [12]; 10. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]; 11. 45-Trevor Baker [7]; 12. 26-Tayler Malsam [2]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer

1. 5R-Byron Reed [1]; 2. 16-Chris Andrews [2]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [4]; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker [3]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston [6]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]; 8. 9X-Thomas Meseraull [11]; 9. 60-Jody Keegan [8]; 10. 45L-Brian Lay [9]; 11. 8J-Jess Stiger [12]; 12. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer

1. 83M-Broc Martin [1]; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz [4]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [5]; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti [7]; 7. 60K-Kory Crabtree [6]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [8]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [11]; 11. 51-John Garvin [12]; 12. 9-Ryan Linder [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer

1. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [9]; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich [5]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [11]; 10. 91-Cale Thomas [10]; 11. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)

1. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [1]; 2. 11N-Craig Mintz [3]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed [2]; 4. 83M-Broc Martin [4]; 5. 9M-Jordan Ryan [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)

1. 2-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 2. 16-Chris Andrews [2]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [3]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [4]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer

1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [6]; 3. 91-Cale Thomas [8]; 4. 5X-Justin Peck [1]; 5. 9-Ryan Linder [5]; 6. 51-John Garvin [10]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [3]; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger [11]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [13]; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron [12]; 11. 9C-Roger Campbell [7]; 12. 49H-Bradley Howard [9]; 13. 8M-TJ Michael [4]; 14. 25M-Ken Mackey [14]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer

1. 33M-Max Stambaugh [2]; 2. 45L-Brian Lay [5]; 3. 60-Jody Keegan [4]; 4. 5K-Adam Kekich [6]; 5. 60K-Kory Crabtree [7]; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti [9]; 7. 9X-Thomas Meseraull [12]; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo [15]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [16]; 10. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 11. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [10]; 12. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [11]; 13. 13-Brandon Matus [13]; 14. 26-Tayler Malsam [3]; 15. 45-Trevor Baker [8]; 16. 1080-Jordan Mackison [14]

A-Main (40 Laps)

1. 5R-Byron Reed [5]; 2. 11N-Craig Mintz [3]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [4]; 4. 83M-Broc Martin [7]; 5. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [1]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [8]; 7. 16-Chris Andrews [2]; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan [9]; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs [15]; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker [10]; 11. 59-Ryan Smith [11]; 12. 68G-Tyler Gunn [12]; 13. 4-Brian Smith [16]; 14. 99-Brady Bacon [14]; 15. 7-Shawn Valenti [22]; 16. 33M-Max Stambaugh [21]; 17. 45L-Brian Lay [18]; 18. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [6]; 19. 60-Jody Keegan [19]; 20. 5K-Adam Kekich [20]; 21. 35-Tyler Esh [17]; 22. 95-Hunter Mackison [25]; 23. 9C-Roger Campbell [26]; 24. 60K-Kory Crabtree [23]; 25. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 26. 2-Parker Price-Miller [24]

Hard Charger: 7-Shawn Valenti +7

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints

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

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 3. 26-Ryan French[1] ; 4. 2L-Landon LaLonde[5] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[7] ; 6. 8S-Joe Sylvester[4] ; 7. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath[2]

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

1. 3X-Brad Keckler[2] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 3. 66-Jamie Miller[6] ; 4. 23-Chase Baker[4] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 6. 09-Justin Adams[3] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[5]

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

1. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 1X-Matt Foos[3] ; 3. 94K-Kevin Mingus[1] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[4] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[6]

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

1. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 2. 11X-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[4] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 6. 14-Luke Daugherty[3] ; 7. 67-Allan Ferrell[7]

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

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath[9] ; 6. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[11] ; 9. 8S-Joe Sylvester[5] ; 10. 75-Jerry Dahms[10] ; 11. 14-Luke Daugherty[8] ; 12. 67-Allan Ferrell[12]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 66-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[12] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[8] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[16] ; 7. 94K-Kevin Mingus[7] ; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[19] ; 9. 12-Kyle Capodice[17] ; 10. 1X-Matt Foos[10] ; 11. 11G-Luke Griffith[9] ; 12. 4*-Tyler Street[18] ; 13. 25-Jason Keckler[20] ; 14. 23-Chase Baker[14] ; 15. 47-Matt Lucius[15] ; 16. 3X-Brad Keckler[11] ; 17. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 18. 2L-Landon LaLonde[13] ; 19. 11X-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 20. 26-Ryan French[1]

Hard Charger: 36-Seth Schneider +11

 

 

5/26/2017 at Red Cedar Speedway
UMSS Sprints | Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series

Midwest Power Equip A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 20G-Chris Graf[3]; 2. 9-Jared Goerges[2]; 3. 77-Kevin Bradwell[4]; 4. 91A-Reed Allex[6]; 5. 22-Jeff Pellersels[5]; 6. 7M-Bob McVitty[7]; 7. (DNF) 87-Mike Mueller[8]; 8. (DNF) 5C-Cam Schafer[1]; (DNS) 1-Tony Norem
Lap Leaders Scxhafer 1, Graf 2-20. Cautions: (3) Yellow with one lap scored for 5c stopped on backstretch. Yellow for debris on front stretch on restart. Yellow with 4 laps cored for 22 spin turn 2.

GRP Motorsports Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 5C-Cam Schafer[4]; 2. 77-Kevin Bradwell[2]; 3. 91A-Reed Allex[1]; 4. 7M-Bob McVitty[3]; (DNS) 87-Mike Mueller
Lap Leader: Schafer 1-6. No cautions.

GRP Motorsports Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 20G-Chris Graf[2]; 2. 9-Jared Goerges[4]; 3. 22-Jeff Pellersels[3]; (DNS) 1-Tony Norem
Lap Leader: Graf 1-6. No cautions.

Midwest Power Equip Special 1 (8 Laps): 1. 5C-Cam Schafer[1]; 2. 9-Jared Goerges[3]; 3. 20G-Chris Graf[2]; 4. 77-Kevin Bradwell[4]
Series of three match races for King of the Hill Challenge. Goerges defeated Bradwell in first match, Goerges then defeated Graf in second match, and Schafer defeated Goerges in third match.
 

TSCS Sprints | Traditional Sprint Car Series

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba[1]; 2. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[4]; 3. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[14]; 4. 87-Mike Mueller[2]; 5. 48-Neal Matuska[7]; 6. 99-Bryan Roach[5]; 7. 69S-Jon Lewerer[13]; 8. 93-Brad Peterson[3]; 9. 95-Kevin Bradwell[11]; 10. N1-Ty Sampair[10]; 11. 34-Denny Stordahl[12]; 12. (DNF) 12X-Blake Anderson[6]; 13. (DNF) 7-Scott Brandt[9]; 14. (DNF) 14-Cam Schafer[8]; (DNS) 29-Hunter Custer
Lap Leaders: 1-6, Jake Kouba 7-25. Cautions (1) Yeloow with 1 lap scored for 14 spin turn 1, collected 7 & N1. (1) Red with 15 laps scored for 12x rollover in turn 3-4.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 93-Brad Peterson[3]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba[8]; 3. 99-Bryan Roach[4]; 4. N1-Ty Sampair[2]; 5. 48-Neal Matuska[7]; 6. 34-Denny Stordahl[5]; 7. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[6]; 8. (DNF) 29-Hunter Custer[1]
Lap Leaders: Custer 1-3, Peterson 4-10. Cautions: (1) for 29 stalled turn 2 with 3 laps scored.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[2]; 2. 87-Mike Mueller[5]; 3. 12X-Blake Anderson[1]; 4. 14-Cam Schafer[3]; 5. 7-Scott Brandt[6]; 6. 95-Kevin Bradwell[7]; 7. 69S-Jon Lewerer[4]
Lap Leaders: Anderson 1-3, J Kouba 4-10. No cautions.

 

 

Horstman continues Limaland dominance with Memorial Cup win.

May 26, 2017 Lima, OH

The traditional start of summer and the Memorial Day weekend happens with the running of the Memorial Cup at Limaland Motorsports Park. The sun broke thru the clouds just in time for hotlaps at the quarter-mile bullring, and action was hot and heavy all thru the evening. Cloverdale, Ohio's Jared Horstman was the class of the field in the NRA Sprint Invader feature, with Todd Sherman picking up the win in the K&N Filters UMP modified feature, and Justin Long winning the rain shortened Bud Thunderstock A Main.

Kicking off the evening was the McDonald's Dash for Cash featuring the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds. No.4L Mike Learman, No. T5X Bub Roberts, No. 17T Mikey Tarlton, and #95J "Jedi" Jerry Bowersock would take the green in the 5 lap, winner take all dash. Learman would lead all 5 laps and grab the $100 and hood plaque from Lewis Family McDonalds, with Roberts 2nd, Bowersock 3rd, and Tarlton 4th.

In feature action, the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders and Great Lakes Super Sprints would hit the track for their 25 lap affair. No. 18 Todd Heuerman and No. Jared Horstman would bring the field to green, with No. 28 Phil Gressman making a great move on the start to grab the early lead. Caution would wave on lap 3 for No. 57 Noah Dunlap spinning in turn 2, also No. 4 Brady Locke and No. 12 Nick Roberts spinning in turn 4. Horstman would make his move a lap after the restart, grabbing the lead from Gressman down the backstretch. The next several laps would see great battles throughout the field and No. 6S JR Stewart methodically picking his way through the field. Horstman would prove to be too strong as he would win over Stewart, No. 11R Chase Ridenour, Gressman, and No.85 Dustin Daggett completing the top 5.

In K&N Filters Modified feature action, No. 4L Mike Learman, and No. 22T "Tuff" Tony Anderson would bring the field to green. Learman would get out to the early lead, but No. 35 David Stremme quickly let his prescence be know until lap 4 when Learman, Stremme, and No.16 Jeff Koz would tangle in turns 1 and 2, bringing out the caution. On the restart, Anderson would lead, but Jerry Bowersock would battle hard for the lead, and No. 65 Todd Sherman would stick his nose in the battle for the lead. Sherman would use the bottom of the track to perfection, grabbing the lead on lap 12 and never looking back. Sherman would hold on to win over Anderson, Bowersock, Stremme, and No. 3w Dylan Woodling.

Completing the nights action were the Bud Thunderstocks in their 15 lap A Main. No. 463 Daniel Sanchez and No. 26 Justin Long would lead the field to green, with Sanchez grabbing the lead until lap 3, when Long would make his move to the point. Tony Anderson would get by Sanchez on lap 7 for 2nd, and No. 11D Bob Daugherty would grab 3rd on lap 8. Caution would wavew just after the halfway point for the No. 82 of Chris Douglas spinning in turns 3 and 4. Before the green could comeback out, the skies opened up and rain washed out the remaining 6 laps of the A Main. With the race being over halfway, it was called official with Long winning over Anderson, Daugherty, No. 7c Jordan Conover, and No. 34s Gregg DeTray completing the top 5.

Limaland Motorsports Park will be back in action next Friday night June 2nd and St Ritas Health Partners presents "Family Fun Night, featuring the Limaland debut of the NSSA Midgets. Alsom in action will be the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds, and Budweiser Thunderstocks. Visit limaland.com for details on this and all racing at Limaland Motorsports Park.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 5/26/2017 18th Annual Memorial Cup presented by Lewis Family McDonalds

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints Qualifying - 1. 2S-Kyle Sauder, 11.35; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan, 11.39; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer, 11.45; 4. 23D-Devin Dobie, 11.48; 5. 35-Ronnie Blair, 11.49; 6. 17H-Jared Horstman, 11.49; 7. 28-Phil Gressman, 11.49; 8. 11R-Chase Ridenour, 11.54; 9. 6S-Jr Stewart, 11.54; 10. 15-Brandon Ferguson, 11.62; 11. 18H-Todd Heuerman, 11.62; 12. 20B-Cody Bova, 11.63; 13. 85-Dustin Daggett, 11.74; 14. 10J-Jarrod Delong, 11.76; 15. 11-Tim Allison, 11.82; 16. 5W-Jeff Williams, 11.83; 17. 12B-Jeff Swindell, 11.92; 18. 57-Noah Dunlap, 11.98; 19. 1X-Scott Hunter, 12.02; 20. 6H-Sean Hosey, 12.02; 21. 4-Brady Locke, 12.78; 22. 22R-Kevin Roberts, 99.99; 23. 12R-Nick Roberts, 99.99

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 28-Phil Gressman; 2. 23D-Devin Dobie; 3. 85-Dustin Daggett; 4. 2S-Kyle Sauder; 5. 15-Brandon Ferguson; 6. 5W-Jeff Williams; 7. 1X-Scott Hunter; 8. 22R-Kevin Roberts

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 18H-Todd Heuerman; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan; 3. 11R-Chase Ridenour; 4. 35-Ronnie Blair; 5. 12B-Jeff Swindell; 6. 10J-Jarrod Delong; 7. 12R-Nick Roberts; 8. 6H-Sean Hosey

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 17H-Jared Horstman; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer; 3. 6S-Jr Stewart; 4. 11-Tim Allison; 5. 20B-Cody Bova; 6. 57-Noah Dunlap; 7. 4-Brady Locke

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 17H-Jared Horstman[2]; 2. 6S-Jr Stewart[9]; 3. 11R-Chase Ridenour[8]; 4. 28-Phil Gressman[3]; 5. 85-Dustin Daggett[7]; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer[5]; 7. 23D-Devin Dobie[4]; 8. 18H-Todd Heuerman[1]; 9. 11-Tim Allison[12]; 10. 2S-Kyle Sauder[10]; 11. 22R-Kevin Roberts[22]; 12. 22H-Randy Hannagan[6]; 13. 1X-Scott Hunter[19]; 14. 10J-Jarrod Delong[17]; 15. 35-Ronnie Blair[11]; 16. 15-Brandon Ferguson[13]; 17. 12R-Nick Roberts[20]; 18. 57-Noah Dunlap[18]; 19. 5W-Jeff Williams[16]; 20. 12B-Jeff Swindell[14]; 21. 4-Brady Locke[21]

 

 

Ian Madsen Captures Non-Stop 25-lapper in Osky with Sprint Invaders!

(Bill W) Oskaloosa, IA, May 24, 2017 – Ian Madsen had to pass a pair of McCarl’s to win the 25-lap non-stop feature event Wednesday night at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa with the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia driver was paid $1,500 for his win over a stout 29-car field.

Carson McCarl and his father, Terry, started on the front row of the main event. It was Carson who got the jump at the outset, ahead of Terry. Meanwhile, Ian Madsen shot to third on the first lap, after starting outside of row three.

The leaders were in traffic by lap six, and Madsen slowly reeled them in. He entered low in turn one, and slid ahead of Terry for second on lap 11. A circuit later, he repeated the move on Carson, taking the lead for good. From there, he navigated traffic with perfection, pulling away to his third career win with the Sprint Invaders series.

Carson would hold onto second, while Terry finished third. Jamie Ball drove from row six into the fourth spot by lap fifteen. Defending series’ champion, Chris Martin finished fifth after starting 14th. Jon Agan, Tanner Gebhart, hard-charger, Jarrod Schneiderman, Ben Wagoner and Hunter Lane rounded out the top ten.

Wagoner, Madsen, Agan and Gebhart won heat races. Tyler Groenendyk won the B main, and Agan took the Shake-Up Dash.

“It’s always fun to race with the Sprint Invaders,” said Madsen in Victory Lane. “Especially when they have the mid-week shows. It gives us a chance to come out and have fun. We had another good night tonight. I just can’t thank my guys enough. It’s never easy racing those guys (the McCarl’s). They’re bad-asses. I kind of got a good break when they both slid across the track. I was able to make a move and get the win.”

“We weren’t too bad,” said Carson. “I had (brother) Austin here to help me set up the car, which was nice. The car felt great. I really felt good. We just weren’t quite as good as Ian. He could ring the top a little better than me. As the race went on, I knew I wasn’t going to catch him on the cushion. I tried searching around, and never really found it. To be in the middle of a podium with Ian Madsen and Terry McCarl…for our little team from Valley Springs (South Dakota), that’s nothing to hang our head about.”

“We were fighting the brakes a bit all night long,” said Terry, who was driving a new car. “We fought them in the heat and the feature. We felt good in the Dash. We had to pump them three times in the feature. It made it sketchy in traffic. All in all, it was a good first night with the car. Carson was doing well, and Ian was just better than us tonight. We did our best, and it’s good to see Carson do well.”

The Sprint Invaders continue their busy week Friday at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, and Sunday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!


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The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders are set to descend on Lee County Speedway Friday, May 26th! This is the first of two scheduled events at the Donnellson, Iowa ...

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (6) 2. 6, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (1) 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (2) 4. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (11) 5. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (14) 6. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (5) 7. 81, Tanner Gebhart, Burlington, IA (4) 8. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (18) 9. 78, Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL (3) 10. 9L, Hunter Lane, Milo, IA (12) 11, 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (17) 12. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (7) 13. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (13) 14. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (19) 15. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (20) 16. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (15) 17. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (10) 18. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (8) 19. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (16) 20. 19w, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (9). Lap Leaders: C. McCarl 1-11, Madsen 12-20. KSE Hard-charger: Ja. Schneiderman.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), Top four to A main, Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Ben Wagoner (3) 2. John Greenwood (2) 3. Bob Weuve (1) 4. Justin Buchholz (5) / 5. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (4) 6. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (7) 7. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (6) DNS – 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), Top four to A main, Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Ian Madsen (2) 2. Carson McCarl (6) 3. Harold Pohren (4) 4. Chris Martin (3) / 5. Tyler Groenendyk (5) 6. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (1) 7. 26, Kyle Nelson, Des Moines, IA (7)

Mohrfeld Electric Heat three (started), Top four to A main, Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Jon Agan (2) 2. Terry McCarl (4) 3. Jamie Ball (1) 4. Cody Wehrle (3) / 5. Ryan Jamison (6) 6. 1, Damian Getchell, Sperry, IA (5) DNS – 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA

Shottenkirk.com Heat four (started), Top four to A main, Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Tanner Gebhart (2) 2. Ben Woods (1) 3. Hunter Lane (4) 4. John Schulz (3) / 5. Jarrod Schneiderman (6) 6. Nate Van Haaften (7) 7. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (5)

B main (started), Top four to A main, 12 laps: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (2) 2. Jarrod Schneiderman (4) 3. Nate Van Haaften (8) 4. Ryan Jamison (3) / 5. Brayden Gaylord (5) 6. Damian Getchell (7) 7. Mike Mayberry (9) 8. Daniel Bergquist (1) 9. Dave Getchell (6) 10.Alan Zoutte (10) DNS – Kyle Nelson, Rob Weuve, Tim Moore

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Jon Agan (3) 2. Ian Madsen (5) 3. Carson McCarl (6) 4. Terry McCarl (7) 5. Ben Wagoner (2) 6. Tanner Gebhart (1) 7. Ben Woods (4) 8. John Greenwood (8)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – John Schulz

Saldana Racing Products – Harold Pohren

Kreitz Oval Track Products – John Greenwood

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: HILL, HUNSINGER, BAILEY, JANSSENS, & SMITH WINNERS ON ACKLAND INSURANCE OPENING NIGHT

Ohsweken, Ontario (May 19, 2017) – 125 drivers signed in to race in the 22nd Ohsweken Speedway Season Opener presented by Ackland Insurance on Friday. Alex Hill, Ryan Hunsinger, Dave Bailey, Jon Janssens, and Lucas Smith visited Lucas Oil Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA 22ND SEASON OPENER PRESENTED BY ACKLAND INSURANCE TOTAL ENTRIES – 125

———————————————————– KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (19 entries) Alex Hill and 2016 champion Mitch Brown started on the front row for the A-Main. Brown jumped out to the early advantage and pulled away from the field. On lap four however a broken torque tube bolt caused the rear end to snap, ending the night for the Brantford driver and handing the lead over to Hill.

On the restart Hill along with teammates Glenn Styres and Dylan Westbrook held down the top three positions. The three raced nose to tail and separated themselves from the rest of the field until lap 11 when Styres made a challenge for the lead in turn three. He held the lead momentarily, but Hill was able to drive back by Styres off of corner four and distanced herself the following lap. On lap 14 Styres over drove the third corner allowing Westbrook and Jake Brown to slip by.

The win was the first in a 360 Sprint Car for Alex Hill. Westbrook and Brown completed the top three. Heat race wins went to Mitch Brown, Glenn Styres and Dylan Westbrook while Dylan Westbrook also won the Ackland Insurance Top Gun Award.

A-FEATURE (20 laps – NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 77x Alex Hill (1) 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (8) 3. 1-10 Jake Brown (3) 4. 97 Cory Turner (5) 5. 14h Jim Huppunen (7) 6. 0 Glenn Styres (4) 7. 3r Shane Ross (9) 8. 38 Tyler Hendricks (6) 9. 91 Ryan Turner (16) 10. 00 Dane Lorenc (17) 11. 01 Mikey Kruchka (15) 12. 9 Steve Lyons (10) 13. 90 Travis Cunningham (11) 14. 49 Todd Hoddick (13) 15. 21j John Burbridge Jr. (12) 16. 2 Lee Winger (19) 17. DNF 10 Mitch Brown (2) 18. DNF 11 Jamie Turner (14) 19. DNS 27z Stan Zanchin (18) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mitch Brown (1-4), Alex Hill (5-20) Hard Charger – Ryan Turner, Dane Lorenc (+7)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – 1:56.148) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (2), 2. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations ON (3), 3. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (4), 4. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (7), 5. 49 Todd Hoddick, Cheektowaga NY (5), 6. 00 Dane Lorenc, Lancaster NY (1), 7. DNF 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie ON (6)

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (2), 2. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (4), 3. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (5), 4. 90 Travis Cunningham, Grimsby ON (1), 5. 01 Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton ON (3), 6. DNS 2 Lee Winger, Mount Hope ON (6)

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (5), 2. 3r Shane Ross, Thedford ON (2), 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (6), 4. 21j John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams ON (1), 5. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (4), 6. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (3)

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150): Dylan Westbrook

———————————————————– STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (27 entries) With a record number of Crate Sprint Cars in attendance, defending champion Jesse McDonald started on the pole for the A-Main. McDonald immediately took the lead over Mike Thorne and Shone Evans. Thorne challenged the leader multiple times using the high line, however on a lap 7 restart an attempt to pass low was foiled by Ryan Hunsinger and he gave up the runner up position.

Hunsinger wasn’t done from there as he began to reel in McDonald and by lap 14 had caught and passed him. ‘The Gunslinger’ held on for his second straight opening night win and third in the four year history of the division. McDonald finished second and Evans crossed the line third.

Heat race wins went to Jesse Costa, Jesse McDonald and Connor Mahoney. McDonald would also claim the Ackland Insurance Top Gun Award.

A-FEATURE (20 laps – NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (9) 2. 88 Jesse McDonald (1) 3. 87x Shone Evans (4) 4. 18 Josh Shantz (14) 5. 4 Mack DeMan (6) 6. 1 Holly Porter (10) 7. 49h Jerry Hill (11) 8. 3 Alex Schuts (16) 9. 8 Hannah Ferrell (15) 10. 12 AJ Lewis (12) 11. 51 Trevor Young (13) 12. DNF 55 Mike Thorne (2) 13. 26 Terry Baker (20) 14. 88h Josh Hansen (18) 15. 9 Paul Ballantyne (17) 16. 10 Lofton Schuts (19) 17. DNF 6m Eric McGlone (3) 18. DNF 68 Aaron Turkey (5) 19. DNF 52 Jesse Costa (8) 20. DNF 5c Conor Mahoney (7) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jesse McDonald (1-14), Ryan Hunsinger (15-20) Hard Charger – Josh Shantz (+10)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas ON (3), 2. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (1), 3. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland ON (4), 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville ON (6), 5. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa ON (5), 6. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford ON (2), 7. 9c Brian Nanticoke, (8), 8. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland ON (9), 9. DNF 8h Matt Hill, (7)

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia ON (2), 2. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia ON (4), 3. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi ON (3), 4. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster ON (1), 5. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (5), 6. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville ON (7), 7. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville ON (8), 8. DNF 3 Alex Schuts, Oakland ON (6), 9. DNF 44 Cody Day, Courtland ON (9)

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown ON (1), 2. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga ON (2), 3. 6m Eric McGlone, Union ON (4), 4. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville ON (5), 5. 12 AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek ON (3), 6. 29 Liam Martin, Hamilton ON (8), 7. 26 Terry Baker, (9), 8. 15 Dan Nanticoke, (7), 9. DNF 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne (6)

B-FEATURE (8 laps – NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 3 Alex Schuts (4), 2. 9 Paul Ballantyne (1), 3. 88h Josh Hansen (9), 4. 10 Lofton Schuts (10), 5. 26 Terry Baker (3), 6. 5 DJ Christie (7), 7. 5d Jacob Dykstra (12), 8. DNF 15 Dan Nanticoke (5), 9. DNF 29 Liam Martin (8), 10. DNS 8h Matt Hill (6), 11. DNS 9c Brian Nanticoke (2), 12. DNS 44 Cody Day (11)

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($100): Jesse McDonald

 

 

Kyle Alberding Wins 2017 Rick Brown Super Shoe; Records First Career Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcar Feature Victory

By Ben Deatherage

Roseburg, Oregon- The Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprints got their motors finally running on Saturday, May 20th, at Douglas County Speedway for the Rick Brown Super Shoe. It would be the first time the series had visited the Roseburg facility since 2015. The event drew twenty-two entries from the states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

During the feature, after an early race yellow on the initial start, the second attempt to get a lap completed would see Tony Thomas leading the charge over the rest of the field. The Mill City veteran would hold onto the position until he was overtaken on lap thirteen by Cameron Neisinger. Neisinger, hailing from Everett, Washington had a comfortable distance ahead of the rest of the pack until a lap twenty-two stoppage bunched the field right up.

With the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars utilizing double file restarts, until ten laps or less are left, it allowed Winston’s Kyle Alberding, driving for Art Holte, a perfect opportunity to seize the top positon on the restart. Alberding would cruise along and build a sizable lead however as a few laps remained Neisinger managed to reel him back in and was within striking distance late.

Despite Neisinger cutting into Alberding’s lead Kyle would hold the competition off to record his first series win and become the fifth different winner of the Rick Brown Super Shoe. What was even more special was the fact that he was able to win the race that was ran in tribute to his grandfather, Rick Brown, who joined him in victory lane to celebrate.

Kyle Alberding’s father, Andy also from Winston, would pass Cameron Neisinger at the line to record second. Langley, British Columbia chauffeur Aaron Willison got fourth followed by Tristen Spiers, of Adrian, for car owners Joey and Sarah Moore, in fifth. Neisinger was the highest finishing Sportsman car.

Kyle Alberding not only would set fast time of the night but he would also set a new track record at 12.212. Heat race victories went to Tony Thomas, Redmond, Washington’s Thomas Richardson, and Ron Larson of Quesnel, British Columbia. Cameron Neisinger won the Sportsman trophy dash while Roseburg ace Matt Hein was victorious in the fast dash.

The Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars return on Friday June 2nd and Saturday the 3rd for the annual Diamond Cup at Meridian Speedway in Idaho. The weekend is sure to attract some of the top tier talent from around the region and beyond and is one event you don’t want to miss.

Be sure and stay up to date with the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars by visiting the series website at http://www.nsraracing.com. Also check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.

Royal Purple is the proud title sponsor of the NSRA Pavement Sprint Car Series. Royal Purple manufactures high performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. It is considered the best synthetic motor oil by many end users. For more information or to find a store that carries these wonderful products log on to www.royalpurpleconsumer.com or @royal_purple.

Race Results:

Rick Brown Super Shoe

Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars Race #1

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Douglas County Speedway

Roseburg, Oregon

Qualifying: 1. 33-Kyle Alberding; 2. 76-Andy Alberding; 3. 41-Aaron Willison; 4. 98H-Matt Hein; 5. 8-Tristen Spiers; 6. 32-Mitch Holte; 7. 12-Ron Larson; 8. 7D-Randy DuBois; 9. 1-Cody Ridge; 10. 4-Greg Middendorf; 11. 12C-Cameron Neisinger; 12. 3-Robert Beck; 13. 28-Colton Nelson; 14. 41R-Thomas Richardson; 15. 1T-Tony Thomas; 16. 15R-Vern Scevers; 17. 0-Garrett McLees; 18. 11-Danny Matthews; 19. 3D-Shane Woolcock; 20. 00-Tom Root; DNQ 27-Alan MacLean; DNQ 25Z-T.J. Sneva

Heat One: 1. 1T-Tony Thomas; 2. 3-Robert Beck; 3. 32-Mitch Holte; 4. 41-Aaron Willison; 5. 11-Danny Matthews; 6. 1-Cody Ridge

Heat Two: 1. 41R-Tony Richardson; 2. 12C-Cameron Neisinger; 3. 76-Andy Alberding; 4. 7D-Randy DuBois; 5. 8-Tristen Spiers; 6. 00-Tom Root; 7. 0-Garrett McLees

Heat Three: 1. 12-Ron Larson; 2. 98H-Matt Hein; 3. 33-Kyle Alberding; 4. 15R-Vern Scevers; 5. 28-Colton Nelson; 6. 4-Greg Middendorf; 7. 3D-Shane Woolcock

Sportsman Trophy Dash: 1. 12C-Cameron Neisinger; 2. 0-Garrett McLees; 3. 1-Cody Ridge; 4. 15R-Vern Scevers

Fast Trophy Dash: 1. 98H-Matt Hein; 2. 41-Aaron Willison; 3. 76-Andy Alberding; 4. 33-Kyle Alberding

A-Feature: 1. 33-Kyle Alberding; 2. 76-Andy Alberding; 3. 12C-Cameron Neisinger; 4. 41-Aaron Willison; 5. 8-Tristen Spiers; 6. 28-Colton Nelson; 7. 12-Ron Larson; 8. 7D-Randy DuBois; 9. 3-Robert Beck; 10. 15R-Vern Scevers; 11. 1T-Tony Thomas; 12. 1-Cody Ridge; 13. 11-Danny Matthews; 14. 3D-Shane Woolcock; 15. 0-Garrett McLees; 16. 32-Mitch Holte; 17. 41R-Thomas Richardson; 18. 4-Greg Middendorf; 19. 98H-Matt Hein; 20. 00-Tom Root; DNS 27-Alan MacLean; DNS 25Z-T.J. Sneva

 

 

Double-X Speedway California, MO May 22, 2017

After many tracks forced to cancel their racing programs due to the major rains throughout the area, Double-X Speedway was able to host week three of Sunday Night Thunder, however it was not without it's trials. An issue in the electrical system delayed racing while track personnel made repairs to keep the program moving. Lightning in the area on Friday may have contributed to the issue as the lights worked as normal during the midweek test conducted between rains earlier in the week. Kyle Wirts wants to assure everyone that he is working on the issue and repairs will be made as soon as the problem is found.

At the drivers meeting, all drivers at the meeting were informed that the possibility of the top six cars in the feature line up may be inverted to try and provide a feature event with more passing to be witnessed by the fans. It doesn't always work as planned but in at least two of the features it did provide the opportunity for the victors to come from somewhere other than the first row.

In the Winged Sprint division it had been a few months since Jonathan Cornell had visited victory lane at Double-X, of course that is due to the off-season. After two weeks of being denied he was able to claim the feature victory Sunday night. As a result of the lineup inversion Cornell found himself on the pole for the start of the feature. He was able to lead green to checker while surviving an early turn one challenge from Tyler Blank and late restart challenges from Zach Daum. At the stripe Daum came from fourth to second, Taylor Walton advanced from tenth to third, Corey Nelson was fourth and Mike Trent completed the top 5. Tyler Blank was sixth, Jamie Ball seventh, Cody Baker eighth, Curtis Evans ninth and Lanny Carpenter completed the top ten. Heat race victories were claimed by Curtis Evans and Mike Trent.

Twenty six 600cc Micro Sprints checked for the evening's competition requiring three heat races to sort the field for the feature event. Week one victor Tom Curran found himself on the pole alongside Samuel Wagner for the waving of the green. Curran would set an impressive pace for the first 2/3 of the event only to be impacted by mechanical issues. While Curran was leading there was some moving and shaking going on behind him. Jack Wagner, Miles Paulus and Jackson Frisbie were all making their way to the front. At the checkered Jack Wagner picked up the win after starting eighth. Last week's victor Miles Paulus was second from the seventh starting position, thirteenth starting Jackson Frisbie finished an impressive third with Austin Schaeffer and Garret Williamson completing the top five. Braydon Cromwell, Gunner Ramey and Nick Rasa claimed the heat race wins.

For the third week in a row Harlan Dowell parked hi #29 Street Stock in the winner's circle. An opening lap incident caused some possible contenders to retire to the pit area before one lap was complete. Following Dowell under the checkered was young driver Dalton Imhoff in second, fellow upstart Evan Hays in third, Mark Davis recovered from the opening lap skirmish to finish fourth and James Keeran was credited with fifth. Derek Henson and Harlan Dowell claimed the heat races.

Mike Schrader made it two in a row in the Hobby Stock division in claiming the feature event. Chuck Coffey rang up a second place for his efforts. Carrollton driver Drew Tully finished third Chris Brockert was fourth and Jeremiah Wallingford was fifth. Mike Schrader also was victorious in the heat race for the division.

Next week is the annual "Tribute to Jesse and Daniel" memorial race featuring the ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars. The "Take it to the Tail" Hockett style challenge has again been organized for this event and a special non-wing sprint car 20 lap feature will be featured as well. The following week will see the Dylan Bias memorial on tap.

Race Results-- Winged Sprint Cars- Feature Event- 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. 5d-Zach Daum, Pocohontas,IL; 3. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 4. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene; 5. 0-Mike Trent, Rocheport; 6. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 7. 5J-Jamie Ball, Knoxville,IA; 8. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack; 9. 1P-Curtis Evans, Nornorne; 10. 24-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 11. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown; 12. 99=Bailey Elliott, California; 13. 1A-Kyle Bellm, Nixa (DNS)

Heat 1- 1. Trent; 2. Daum; 3. Blank; 4. Nelson; 5. Elliott; 6. Bellm (DNS) Heat 2- 1. Evans; 2. Ball; 3. Cornell; 4. Baker; 5. Walton; 6. Carpenter; 7. Wingate

600cc Micro Sprints- Feature Event- 1. 73J-Jack Wagner, Lone Jack; 2. 98P-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 3. 38-Jackson Frisbie, Kansas City; 4. 71S-Austin Schaeffer, Kansas City; 5. 3G-Garret Williamson, Columbia; 6. 26B-Nick Rasa, Mora; 7. 4-Braydon Renfro, Tipton; 8. 73S-Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack; 9. 28-Gunner Ramey, Sedalia; 10. 11X-Riley Goodno, Knoxville,IA; 11. 88J-Jimmey Dowell, Boonville; 12. 4C-Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack; 13. 29-David Pyatt, Gladstone; 14. 15-Kaitlyn Boland, Columbia; 15. 22L-Marty Ballenger, Malta Bend; 16. 75-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove; 17. 35- Aubrey Smith, Houstonia; 18. 48S- Trey Schleicher, Sweet Springs; 19. 44-Branigan Roark, Lincoln; 20. 8T-Robert Talley, Holden; 21. 11-Tom Curran, Kansas City; 22. 5-Brody Bay, Holden; 23. 35T-Tyler Dowell, Marshall; 24. 7JRK-Kameron Key, Warrensburg; 25. 7JR-Gregory Bledsoe, Nelson; 26. 749-Kyle Schlotz, Jefferson City (DNS)

Heat 1- 1. Cromwell; 2. J. Dowell; 3. Paulus; 4. Goodno; 5. Frisbie; 6. Bledsoe; 7. Roark; 8. Smith; 9. Boland Heat 2- 1. Ramey; 2. S. Wagner; 3. J. Wagner; 4. Schaeffer; 5. Key; 6. Arnold; 7. T. Dowell; 8. Schleicher; 9. Bay Heat 3- 1. Rasa; 2. Curran; 3. Renfro; 4. Pyatt; 5. Talley; 6. Ballenger; 7. Williamson; 8. Schlotz (DNS)

STreet Stocks= Feature Event- 1. 29-Harlan Dowell, Tipton; 2. 96-Dalton Imhoff, Jamestown; 3. 54-Evan Hays, California; 4. 56-Mark Davis, Grove Spring; 5. 52J-James Keeran, California; 6. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 7. 27D Derek Henson, Russellville; 8. 4-John Ketterer, Marthasville; 9. 29D-Destiny Dowell, Tipton

Heat 1- 1. D. Henson; 2. Imhoff; 3. D. Dowell; 4. Hays; 5. Ketterer Heat 2- 1. H. Dowell; 2. C. Henson; 3. Davis; 4. Keeran

Hobby Stocks- Feature Event- 1. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 2. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 3. 33-Drew Tully, Carrollton; 4. 82-Chris Brockert, Versailles; 5. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home; 6. 7X-Aaron Brookshier, Warsaw; 7. 18- Dave Richardson, Syracuse; 8. 14-Kevin Prall, Sedalia.

Heat Race- 1. Schrader; 2. Brockert; 3. Coffey; 4. Wallingford; 5. Brookshier; 6. Richardson; 7. Tully; 8. Prall

 

 

BROWN WINS WIRE TO WIRE PASS/MASS CO-SANCTION SHOWDOWN AT SUSQUEHANNA YORK HAVEN, PA

By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

“Downtown” Dave Brown took the checkered flag this past Saturday night at Susquehanna Speedway for the ninth time in his career over Tyler Reeser, Cale Reagle, Darren Miller, and Kyle Ganoe. Saturday’s event at Susquehanna marked the first co-sanctioned Racesaver 305 event between the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series and PA Sprint Series on the 2017 schedule. Brown was one of sixteen MASS registered drivers who made the haul out to the Central Pennsylvania speedway, in efforts to take on the talents of the PA Sprint Series.

“Everything went well from the start tonight,” said the twenty-six-year-old Aston, PA native. “We pulled a good number that helped us start up front in the heat race, which is always a big help. The car was great for the heat and with just a few adjustments for the feature to make the car work on a dry-slick track with the help of my friends at Newlin Bar Service, we were good enough to get the job done!”

Thirty-four cars took part in four eight-lap qualifying heat races, with five cars transferring from the heat to the a-main. Dave Brown, Tyler Reeser, Dave Grube and Kyle Ganoe were all credited with wins in the qualifying events, also earning them $50 cash from heat race sponsors CSI Shocks, Freiberger Excavating and Professional Design Services. The B-Main was won by Nick Sweigart, who also took home a $50 gift certificate to CSI Shocks for his efforts.

At the start of the twenty-lap feature event, Cale Reagle and rookie Austin Bishop brought the field around for the green flag, with Reagle taking control of the lead immediately by the time they reached the flag stand. Bishop, who jumped to the high side of the multi-groove speedway, tried to challenge the leader for the front running spot a lap later, but he was unable to complete the pass, so he settled back into second.

Brown, who started in fourth, advanced quickly into third and began catching ground on second place utilizing the very top of the race track.

“After looking at the track and watching the midgets, I knew there was a lane up close to the wall that had not seen much traffic, so I basically had to work that groove in for a few laps, and it began to work,” noted Brown. “When I got to the second-place car, I noticed that Austin was running that line as well, but I think my car was a little bit better than his, so I was able to get a slider in around him in turns three and four, and after that we were able to focus on the leader”.

By the half way point with ten laps down, Reagle caught up to lapped traffic, with Brown lurking closely behind. On lap eleven, Brown passed Reagle for the lead, again applying his strategy to that ultra-high groove that was working so well for him the entire race. Running away with the lead with over a half a straight away gap on the top five, Brown said “a balance of aggressiveness and patience” is what he attributed to his success in maneuvering through lapped traffic.

“With most of the field leaving the top side open, it was less patience and more of a ‘hammer down’ mindset that I was thinking when getting around the slower cars,” Brown said. “I just knew the top was the fast way around and I wasn’t going to move down to try and pass any lap cars, just in case there was someone close behind”.

In the closing laps of feature, twenty-one-year-old PASS regular Tyler Reeser moved into the top three by running a similar line that leader Dave Brown was using. On the last lap, Reeser stole second from Reagle, while “rim riding” around the outside wall in hopes to gain enough ground to make for an exciting finish.

“The bottom of the track was actually pretty decent, and I was able to pass a few cars down there on my way to the front,” Reeser said. “The top just had more momentum because of the cushion and with that being as good as it was, it really helped me mainly for the same reason Dave said and that’s because a lot of people don’t use it, so who ever does use it can see it as an open window”.

“I’m not sure how much more time I needed, but were we both in lapped traffic, and that plays a huge roll in things,” Reeser explained. “I think a caution would have been the best thing to see for me”.

“I just have to thank my dad, my buddy Damian, Newlin’s Bar Service who has been a huge help in getting my car set-up right this year,” Brown thanked in a post-race interview. “All of my sponsors, Ennis Burner’s and Fuel Service, Beck Welding and Fabrication, and D. Capps Carpentry. Everyone and anyone who helps me out, just know that you guys make it possible for me to be competitive and able to what we’ve done tonight”.

On Sunday, May 28th the Engler Machine and Tool Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will be making their first of four appearances at Grandview Speedway. Stay tuned for more information on this event. For more info on what’s going on with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/ or visit our website at www.masprintseries.com.

PA/MASS IMCA SPRINTS ( 34 Cars ): 1) 44x Dave Brown 2) 5T Tyler Reeser 3) 99 Cale Reigle 4) 9c Darren Miller 5) 0 Kyle Ganoe 6) 17A Colby Dice 7) 11 Austin Bishop 8) 14 Kyle Craker 9) 99 Stefanie Carberry 10) 67 Ken Duke Jr. 11) 8D Scott Ellerman 12) 3D Dave Grube 13) 83 Billy Ney 14) 28 Tommy Carberry 15) 9s Rick Stief 16) 77J Jeff Geiges 17) 18 Tim Tanner Jr. 18) 9B Brendon Poff 19) 39x Scott Frack 20) 8 Nick Sweigart 21) 20 Stephanie Dodson 22) 50 Jay Krout 23) 4c Cody Hackenberry 24) 92 Alex Potosky ( DNF ) DNQ: 70 Eddie Wagner, 77 Andrew Hake, 56 Bobby Scherff, 0 Harris Kohen, 2 Erin Statler, 15B Bryant Davis, 13 Kurt Knepper, 57v David Bonner, 94D Logan Diehl, 777 Doug Snow

Lap Leaders: 99 Reigle (1 - 11), 44x Brown (12 - 20)

CSI Shocks B-Main: $50 Nick Sweigart Heat 1, CSI: David Brown $50 Heat 2, Freiberger Excavation: Tyler Reeser $50 Heat 3, Professional Design Services: Dave Grube $50 Heat 4, Professional Design Services: Kyle Ganoe $50 Todd's Performance: David Bonner $25 DMI Hard Luck Award: Bryant Davis $50 Bruce's Auto Body Hard Charger: $25, Kyle Craker (19th to 8th) Kelly Fuels: Dave Brown 5 Gallons of Fuel

 

 

Waddell Opens Kendall Oil Sprint Car Season With Victory

By Don Martin II

White City, Oregon...May 20...Jake Waddell opened the season for the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars with an impressive victory in the 25 lap Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Waddell led all the way from his front row starting spot for the $1,000 payday. The win didn't come easy with two time Southern Oregon Sprint Car Tour champion Kyler Barraza chasing him all the way in second.

The car count for the season opener nearly tripled from where it was in the 2016 opener as track management has committed to establishing the division. The group ran two heat races, and the Top 3 finishers in each eight lapper would qualify for the six lap scramble to set the first three rows of the Main Event. 2014 Cottage Grove champion David Hibbard beat 2013 Cottage Grove champ Raquel Ivie to win the first heat as Barraza settled for third. Waddell started his impressive night with a win in the second heat. Bailey Hibbard finished second ahead of rookie Merissa Henson. With a front row start in the scramble, Barraza grabbed the victory ahead of Waddell and Bailey Hibbard. 2016 "Rookie Of The Year" Jeffrey Hudson blew a motor in his heat race to end his night early.

Barraza and Waddell shared the front row for the Main Event, and Waddell set the pace from the waving of Tom Hood's green flag. Barraza settled into second over B. Hibbard and Bailey's father David Hibbard. David's father, Calvin Hibbard, made it the first time all three of them ran a Sprint Car race together. Calvin is also a rookie at 61 years old, and he was happy to be out there making his first laps. D. Hibbard noticed a miss in his motor and headed pitside on lap eight, moving Ivie into fourth. Waddell lapped seventh place Henson on lap 13, and Outlaw Kart graduate Enrique Jaime spun off of Turn 2 for a lap 17 caution flag. The restart saw fifth place Kinzer Cox lose a wheel on the front stretch for a yellow flag. Waddell continued to lead Barraza and B. Hibbard on the restart. Waddell set a good pace, and though Barraza wasn't too far behind him, he was unable to make a move for the lead. Waddell was the happy winner ahead of Barraza and B. Hibbard. Unfortunately, B Hibbard lost third in tech for failing to report to the scales. This moved Ivie into third ahead of Robustelli, Henson, Jamie, C. Hibbard, Cox and D. Hibbard.

The Kendall Oil Sprint Cars return this Saturday night as part of the Open Wheel Showcase. The Northwest Focus Midgets, OTRO Hardtops and Pro 4 Modifieds will make it an exciting program as the Sprint Cars again race for $1,000 to win and $200 minimum to start. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results

Kendall Oil Sprint Cars Heat 1-David Hibbard, Raquel Ivie, Kyler Barraza. Heat 2-Jake Waddell, Bailey Hibbard, Merissa Hensen. Scramble-Kyler Barraza, Jake Waddell, Bailey Hibbard. Main Event-Jake Waddell, Kyler Barraza, Raquel Ivie, Camden Robustelli, Merissa Hensen, Enrique Jaime, Calvin Hibbard, Kinzer Cox, David Hibbard, Bailey Hibbard (DQ), Jeffrey Hudson (DNS).

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Cory Eliason Claims Second Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo Win in Convincing Fashion

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Watsonville, CA)- Winning the season opening event at Ocean Speedway aboard the Antaya Motorsports No. 20 machine, Cory Eliason returned to the Santa Cruz County Fairground on Friday night aboard his own No. 00 machine and picked up his second Ocean Sprints Pres. by Taco Bravo win of the season.

Sharing the front row with DJ Netto for the 30-lap feature event on the hooked up ľ mile speedway, it would be Netto getting out to the early lead as Eliason, Justin Sanders, Tommy Tarlton, and Matthew Moles rode in his wake for the first five laps of the event until the caution flag flew.

Getting back underway, Netto would lead the field back to action but Eliason was there to take command of the race on the sixth lap following a massive wheel stand by the early leader. Out front, Eliason would look extremely tough as he clicked off some lighting fast laps on the hooked up surface and quickly began racing through lapped traffic.

On the 12th lap, the action would come to a halt as Kyle Offill got upside down in turn two. Climbing from the wreckage okay, Offill’s night would come to an early end.

Back underway, Eliason continued to lead the way as Netto still chased after him in the second spot. The race for third through fifth would get exciting as Justin Sanders, Matthew Moles, and Tommy Tarlton would jockey for position until Moles came to a stop on the 20th lap.

Not letting the yellow flags deter him, Eliason would again get out to a comfortable lead when the green light’s flashed as Tarlton and Netto began battling for the second spot behind him.

With Tarlton able to get the spot, Netto would then feel pressure from Kurt Nelson who came alive in the race’s closing laps. As Eliason and Tarlton separated from the rest of the leader, Netto and Nelson would swap the position with Netto getting the best of the battle.

Up front, the Kingsburg, CA driver would not be denied as he raced to his second win of the season at the speedway, as Tommy Tarlton held on for second, Netto third, Nelson fourth, and Justin Sanders rounded out the Top-Five.

“It was another great night for us at Ocean Speedway,” Cory Eliason said. “We don’t get to run the 00 very often, but when we have it’s been pretty fast so far. Thanks to Brian, Skip, and everyone that helps us out at the track.”

Brad Furr would come home sixth followed by Geoff Ensign, Michael Kofoid, Jerry Bonnema, and Matthew Moles rounding out the Top-10.

Friday night at Ocean Speedway, 22 cars checked into the pit area, and it was Eliason setting the bar during time trials with a lap of 11.946 seconds.

During the three-heat race program, wins would go to Tommy Tarlton, Kurt Nelson, and Brad Furr.

ON TAP- The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will take this weekend off off before they return to Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA on Friday, June 2nd.

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

 

 

Big Trophy Night victories go to Greg Decaires, Ryan McDaniel, Dan Jinkersen and Shawn Jones at Placerville Speedway on Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – May 20, 2017…Four-time Thompson’s Auto Group Winged Sprint Car champion Greg Decaires of Elk Grove put together a clean sweep of the night on Saturday, en route to bringing home his second victory of the season at Placerville Speedway.

Also sharing victory lane during “Big Trophy Night” at the quarter-mile was Ryan McDaniel with the Ltd. Late Models, Dan Jinkersen with the Pure Stocks and Shawn Jones with the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. A total of 74 cars packed the pit area at Red Hawk Casino championship point race number four on Saturday.

Princeton’s Mason Moore and Decaires led the field down to green in the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Car feature. Moore got the jump on the start, as Placerville’s Jimmy Trulli snuck under Decaires to grab second. A couple of yellows and then a red flag on lap seven slowed things early, but once some green flag laps were clicked off things got interesting.

Decaires had found the top to his liking and charged back around Trulli on lap nine to reclaim second, prior to another red flag coming out with 13-laps complete. Auburn’s Andy Forsberg was also charging through the field after starting 14th on the grid and made his way into the top three by the time a caution waved on lap 15. Decaires eventually made his way past Moore to grab the lead around that same.

As the race wound down Moore ran the bottom with extreme patience, while Decaires railed the top with precision. The veteran Decaires hit his marks perfectly and fended off the relentless Moore to take the checkered flag by just 0.693 seconds margin of victory.

Forsberg and Trulli also had an entertaining battle for third over the closing laps. The duo exchanged the spot back and forth, with Forsberg just beating him out at the line to claim third. Trulli and Placerville’s Andy Gregg rounded out the top-five. Foresthill's Ryan Robinson also had a commendable run in the feature to carve his way from 13th to sixth.

“I have a great crew and team behind me so I can’t say enough about them,” Decaires commented to Placerville Speedway Announcer Brad Kennedy. “I was able to run the top really well in the feature and basically just tried to be as smooth as possible. After falling to third early on I had to get my composure back and settle down. We just love racing here in Placerville and always have a fun time.”

Decaires set the ADCO Driveline and Custom the Exhaust fast time to begin the night with a lap of 11.082 around the quarter-mile. The B-main was captured by Mike Benson, while heat races went to Decaires, Matt Petersen, Colby Wiesz and Mason Moore. A strong field of 25 Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars were in action for round three on Saturday.

The Ltd. Late Models showcased a solid non-stop feature during the night, with Marysville racer Ryan McDaniel putting together a dominating drive for his second win of the year. It was also the second time this season that the division ran 20-laps caution free. Matt Micheli, Tyler Lightfoot, Tom Tilford and Ray Trimble completed the top-five.

A total of nine Ltd. Late Models were on hand during the night with the lone heat race won by McDaniel.

Current Pure Stock point leader Dan Jinkersen got the jump on the field at the waving of the green flag in the 20-lap feature and led the whole way, en route to his third win in four starts. Jinkersen’s only scare came midway through the race when a lapped spun directly in front of him, but he was able to take evasive action and continue on.

A great battle for the second spot was seen between Scott Grunert and Nick Baldwin. Grunert held the position until Baldwin overtook him on lap 13. The pair then went side-by-side for the remaining distance, much to the delight of the crowd on hand. With Jinkersen taking the checkered flag Grunert made a final corner pass of Baldwin to secure the second spot. Rick Grunert and Jason Palmer rounded out the top-five.

Fifteen Pure Stocks signed into the pit area with heat race wins going to Nick Baldwin and Orville Owens.

The visiting Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association saw arguably the drive of the year up to this point, as Shawn Jones rebounded from an opening lap issue to bring home an impressive victory. At the waving of the green flag Jeff Fitch got the jump and led until Mike Reeder overtook him on lap-three. April 29 winner Ryan Winter then charged to the lead and held command until Jones, his brother-in-law, was able to get by for the lead on lap 17 after restarting last on the first lap.

Jones took the checkered flag to score the improbable win over Winter, Danny Wagner, Mike Grenert and Scott Dahlgren. The Dwarf Cars put on a great show in the main event. A total of 25 Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association entrants were in action on Saturday with the three heat races going to Danny Wagner, Shawn Jones and Scott Dahlgren.

The Placerville Speedway will take this coming Memorial Day weekend off, before resuming things with the fifth Red Hawk Casino championship point race of the season on Saturday June 3. The Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites will be on hand that night.

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The Placerville Speedway is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2017 sponsorship opportunities at the office. Results are available at our website http://www.placervillespeedway.com/

 

 

MUMAW ALL THE WAY IN OVSCA AT NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY; DROWN, HOLMES AND BRAD HENSEL COLLECT 1st CHECKERS OF THE YEAR

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, May 20, 2017

By Mike Swanger

Another night of jammed packed pits along with some nice weather and a fantastic racing surface made for some great racing at NAPA Wayne County Speedway on Bechtel Services night on Saturday. The Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association would make their 1st appearance of the year at 'Orrville's Historic Oval' and Wooster's Danny Mumaw loves when the OVSCA rolls in as he won two of their races last season at NAPA WCS and tonight would set on the pole and at the drop of the green flag would out drag race Dean Jacobs into turn one and lead all the way in the 25 lap event. There would be four caution flags through out the feature and on each restart, Jacobs would try to power his way past Mumaw in turns one and two but Mumaw and his ABR Farms, Finish Line Autobody and Finzer Farms #16 would drive away from Jacobs. Jordan Ryan would run third but the fans eyes would be the battle between two Hall of Fame drivers. Seventh starting Danny Smith and Jac Haudenschild, who started 11th, would match up on lap 6 and battled back and forth behind Jamie Myers for fourth place until lap 19 when Haudenschild pulled into the infield with mechanical problems and Smith would end up 4th. At that point in the race both had gotten around Myers who would find himself in a race with OVSCA points leader Nathan Skaggs for a top 5 finish and Myers would win out over Skaggs for fifth. Jacobs, Jamie Myers, Andre Layfield and Bryan Nuckles won the heat races as Steve Butler and last weeks feature winner, Andrew Palker, topped the last chance races.

Tuning up for next weeks World of Outlaw Late Model invasion, the Kar Connection Super Late Models were in top form with some great action for a place in the top five. Much like the Sprint race, Wooster's Doug Drown would beat Ryan Markham out of turn two for the lead and then go flag to flag aboard the Hall's Auto Sales, Wooster Glass and Kar Connection #240 for the win. Markham would run second and tried to take the lead away from Drown on each of the four restarts following caution flags. Last years track Champion, Brad Malcuit, Charlie Duncan, JR Gentry, Corey Conley and Matt Irey were all bunched together behind the two front runners. Malcuit would jump the cushion in turn four and tap the wall and come to a stop on lap 19, ending his run. Two laps later, Gentry, Duncan and Conley all made contact with each other with Gentry's ride backing into the guardrail and he would go to the pits as Duncan's ride received heavy damage to the right rear quarter panel but stayed in the race. As the green flag flew for the last 4 laps, Drown held off Markham's last challenge with Duncan in third. On the last circuit, Irey would power past Conley to take 4th. Heat wins were claimed by Markham, Drown and Duncan.

Canton's Paul Holmes led all the way in the Lowes Super Stock feature and parked his #68 in the Summit Racing victory lane for the 1st time this season. A great battle for second place had the fans attention as Gary Hensel Jr. and 8th starting Bob Daugherty, a two time winner this season, would exchange second place several times in the 20 lap event. Daugherty would take control of second with three laps to go but could not catch up to Holmes. Hensel Jr. finished in the third spot as Dustin Daugherty and T A Perrine filled out the top five. Hensel Jr. and D. Daugherty bested the heat races.

Brad Hensel of Smithville started 4th in the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock main and by the end of the first lap was in the lead and the DJ Directional Services and JoyRide Transportation #28 then kept Wes Staley at bay for the last 6 circuits to post his 1st win of the season. Staley would take second from Justin Cranmore at the 1/2 mark but could not get by Hensel for the top spot. Cranmore would finish third as 9th starting and last weeks winner, Stephen Crowe, would finish fourth and Last Chance winner Colton St. John grabbing fifth. Heat winners were Wes Staley, Brad Hensel and Brianna Hensel.

Contingency Connection awards were once again in play for the drivers as nearly $100,000 of awards and prizes are up for grabs for the season at NAPA Wayne County Speedway.

Next Saturday night, May 27th will see the World of Outlaw Craftsman Late Models come in for a $10,000 to win 50 lap feature as Brandon Sheppard will lead the traveling troupe into the nights action. The Lowes Super Stocks will also compete. For more news and info for this race and the schedule, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, May 20, 2017

OVSCA/FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS

Heat 1 Dean Jacobs, Danny Mumaw, Ronnie Blair, Trevor Baker, Dave Dickson, Dylan Kingan, Andy Fike, Bret Barbone dns

Heat 2 Jamie Myers, Jordan Harble, Nathan Skaggs, Russ Sansosti, Steve Butler, Cody Gallogly, Chase Baker, Brad Keckler, Jason Dolick

Heat 3 Andre Layfield, Nick Patterson, Jac Haudenschild, Josh Davis, Ryan Fredericks, Bill Ault, Randy Fink, Lane Cecil, Chris Myers

Heat 4 Bryan Nuckles, Danny Smith, Troy Kingan, Jordan Harble, Andrew Palker, Tyler Dunn, Chris Ferrall, Nate Reeser, Kris Davis, Brian Benson

L.C. #1 Steve Butler, Dave Dickson, Cody Gallogly, Kris Davis, Andy Fike, Brad Keckler, Dylan Kingan, Jason Dolick dns, Chase Baker dns, Bret Barbone dns

L.C. #2 Andrew Palker, Ryan Fredericks, Tyler Dunn, Chris Ferrall, Randy Fink, Nate Reeser, Brian Benson, Bill Ault, Lane Cecil, Chris Myers dns

Feature Danny Mumaw, Dean Jacobs, Jordan Ryan, Danny Smith, Jamie Myers, Nathan Skaggs, Andrew Palker, Andre Layfield, Jordan Harble, Nick Patterson, Tyler Dunn, Josh Davis, Steve Butler, Russ Sansosti, Dave Dickson, Jac Haudenschild, Ryan Fredericks, Bryan Nuckles, Ronnie Blair, Troy Kingan, Trevor Baker dns

KAR CONNECTION SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Brad Malcuit, JR Gentry, Larry Bellman, Dave Hornikel, Blaine Aber, Wes Morrison

Heat 2 Charlie Duncan, Matt Irey, Mike Bores, Rick Armstrong, Brett Bee, Lauren Longbrake, Jim Nicely

Heat 3 Doug Drown, Corey Conley, Cody Scott, Al Farriss, Ricky Holderbaum, Bob Fry

Feature Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, Charlie Duncan, Matt Irey, Corey Conley, Larry Bellman, Cody Scott, Rick Armstrong, Brad Malcuit, Jim Nicely, Blaine Aber, Lauren Longbrake, Wes Morrison, Bob Fry, JR Gentry, Brett Bee, Dave Hornikel, Mike Bores, Al Farriss, Ricky Holderbaum

LOWES SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Gary Hensel Jr., Paul Holmes, Jordan James, Tod Bevilacqua, T A Perrine, Cliff Staley, Ryan Tope, Tom Hudson dns

Heat 2 Dustin Daugherty, Bob Daugherty, Jason St. John, Todd Sherwin, Chris Albright, Tyler Nicely, Don Baney

Feature Paul Holmes, Bob Daugherty, Gary Hensel Jr., Dustin Daugherty, T A Perrine, Jordan James, Todd Sherwin, Cliff Staley, Tyler Nicely, Chris Albright, Jason St.John, Tod Bevilacqua, Ryan Tope, Tom Hudson dns, Don Baney dns

WQKT 104.5 MINI STOCKS

Heat 1 Wes Staley, Corey Staley, Stephen Crowe, Doug Hensel, Roger Rush, Wayne Newberry, Brent Boreman, Jimmy Burns, Colin Slykhuis

Heat 2 Brad Hensel, Justin Cranmore, Mitch Reichard, Matt Miller, Randy Gibson, Colton St. John, Taylor Mazzoleni, Clayton Evans, Jason Henderson

Heat 3 Brianna Hensel, Michael Stewart, Dustin Bedlion, Dustin Smith, Lance Smith, Brian Tomblin, Buzz Bender, Ken Steele, Kyle Petit

L.C. #1 Colton St. John, Brent Boreman, Buzz Bender, Wayne Newberry, Kyle Petit, Taylor Mazzoleni, Jimmy Burns, Brian Tomblin, Ken Steele, Jason Henderson, Colin Slykhuis dns, Clayton Evans dns

Feature Brad Hensel, Wes Staley, Justin Cranmore, Stephen Crowe, Colton St. John, Matt Miller, Corey Staley, Brianna Hensel, Randy Gibson, Dustin Bedlion, Michael Stewart, Lance Smith, Wayne Newberry, Mitch Reichard, Brent Boreman, Roger Rush, Kyle Petit, Buzz Bender, Doug Hensel, Dustin Smith

 

 

Rilat Caps NSA Series Season-Opening Weekend With Win During First Event at Electric City Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREAT FALLS, Mont. (May 20, 2017) - Veteran sprint car driver Travis Rilat made the most of his first career weekend racing at Electric City Speedway by winning the Sprint Car Shootout finale on Saturday evening.

Rilat capitalized on a front row starting position as he led the duration of the NSA Series main event, making him the sixth winner in the last seven series races dating back to last season.

"Congratulations to Travis Rilat and Casey Adams for winning our opening weekend of the season," NSA Series Founder Mike Quigley said. "We also want to give a special shout out to Electric City Speedway Owner Dan Mann for his hard work in making sure our first weekend went off without a hitch. We had some inclement weather hit the track Saturday afternoon, but Dan was intent on putting on a race for the fans and giving the drivers an opportunity. He is a real promoter and we're thrilled he is a big part of the NSA Series."

Wet weather made for fast conditions once racing got underway as Sean MacDonell set a new track record while winning the first heat race before Friday's feature winner Casey Adams established an even faster track record as he captured the second heat race. Rilat won the third and final heat race.

All three drivers made the six-car feature redraw with Rilat starting on the outside of the front row for the main event. He quickly took the lead and held off sixth-starting Adams in traffic to secure the triumph.

Trever Kirkland rounded out the podium with defending series champion Kelly Miller maneuvering from 13th to fourth to earn the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars. MacDonell battled for a podium for most of the race before ending fifth.

The NSA Series will return to action June 16-17 at BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., for the Harvey Ostermiller Memorial. It marks the first two events under the Northwest Challenge Series banner.

NSA SERIES RACE REPORT: Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20, 2017 -

Heat Race 1 : 1. 9-Sean MacDonell (2); 2. 38b-Brian Brown (1); 3. 00-Roger Cummings (3); 4. 97-Matthew Dusseault (4); 5. 35m-Cody Masse (6); 6. 31-Shane Moore (5).

Heat Race 2: 1. 12-Casey Adams (3); 2. 37-Trever Kirkland (5); 3. 2-Kyle Evans (6); 4. 3-Jordan Milne (1); 5. 2jr-Kelly Miller (4); 6. 36-Chevy Goodhope (2).

Heat Race 3: 1. 39c-Travis Rilat (1); 2. 23n-Phil Dietz (2); 3. 16-David Miller (5); 4. 12p-J.J. Hickle (4); 5. 1-Bill Boyce (3); 6. 6-Tom Watts (6).

Feature: 1. 39c-Travis Rilat (2); 2. 12-Casey Adams (6); 3. 37-Trever Kirkland (3); 4. 2jr-Kelly Miller (13); 5. 9-Sean MacDonell (5); 6. 16-David Miller (4); 7. 23n-Phil Dietz (7); 8. 2-Kyle Evans (1); 9. 38b-Brian Brown (9); 10. 1-Bill Boyce (16); 11. 12p-J.J. Hickle (11); 12. 00-Roger Cummings (8); 13. 36-Chevy Goodhope (18); 14. 31-Shane Moore (15); 15. 35m-Cody Masse (12); 16. 97-Matthew Dusseault (10); 17. 6-Tom Watts (14); 18. 3-Jordan Milne (17); 19. 23-Rick Tessmaker (DNS).

2017 FEATURE WINNERS -

Casey Adams - 1 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 19) and Travis Rilat - 1 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20)

UP NEXT -

June 16-17 at BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., for the Harvey Ostermiller Memorial with the Northwest Challenge Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSASeries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NSASeries

NORTH-AMERICAN SPEED ASSOCIATION -

The North-American Speed Association is a 360ci winged sprint car series that dates back to the mid-1990s. NSA Founder Mike Quigley, who is a former sprint car driver and the current owner at BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., established the series to hold marquee events throughout the West Coast, Western Canada and Montana.

TRACKS -

BMP SPEEDWAY (Billings, Mont.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track hosts weekly racing from the middle of May through late September. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

CASTROL RACEWAY (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track. It showcases weekly racing and special events from May through October. For more information, visit http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.

CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR RACEWAY (Yakima, Wash.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile clay oval located at the Central Washington State Fairgrounds. The track only hosts special events each year.

DRAYTON VALLEY SPEEDWAY (Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track that was re-opened in 2016. For more information, visit http://www.DVSpeedway.com.

ELECTRIC CITY SPEEDWAY (Great Falls, Mont.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile oval that was built in the early 1950s. The facility showcases weekly events from late April until early September. For more information, visit http://www.ElectricCitySpeedway.com .

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY (Alger, Wash.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile track that was established in 1954. The oval puts on weekly events from April through September every season. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

 

 

Allstar Powri Midget Series

Frewaldt Takes First Allstar POWRi Midget Series Win!

Grain Valley, Missouri: Saturday night at Valley Speedway Chad Frewaldt bested Pat Schudy, Chad Winfrey, Dustin Gilbert, and Broc Hunnell, for the win in race number 3 for the Allstar Series in 2017. The veteran Kansas City Racer passed Schudy after the two-time Champ led from his front row starting spot during the first third of the race. Once in the lead, Frewaldt powered to the win.

Rough and gummy conditions brought on by pounding rain storms earlier in the week, kept drivers on the on their toes throughout much of the event. Schudy, drove the majority of the race with a broken Panhard rod mount, which made his 7s machine a hand full. 3rd place Chad Winfrey, kept popping wheelies from the gummy conditions. Leader Frewaldt found himself driving carefully once securing the lead from Schudy due to the tricky conditions.

Frewaldt had been close to victory several times before racing with Allstar Series. In 2016 the Kansas City chauffeur finished second to Riley Kreisel at the "King of Kansas City" race after a spirited battle with Don Droud Jr. at Valley. But tonight the veteran driver of midgets and sprints would not be denied. Earlier in the evening, preliminary races went to Schudy from sixth starting spot in the first heat, and Chad Winfrey in the second heat race. The Allstar Series returns to action Sunday night, May 28th, at CMS Speedway. The Race will be the first of three shows at the Warrensburg, Missouri, oval in 2017. photo by John Lee, High Fly'N Photos.

 

 

A Night Full of Repeat Winners at Skagit Speedway

5/20/17

Alger, WA - On the first truly warm race night of the year, the action was even hotter on the track as the Budweiser 360 Sprints, Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints and High Society Modifieds put on a great show for the crowd. When the dust settled, Jason Solwold was the night’s big winner, taking the win in the 360s. Kelsey Carpenter and Kevin Smith also won main events.

For the second time in 2017, Jason Solwold stood in victory lane at Skagit Speedway. Having won the Summer Thunder Sprint Series main event on ⅚, Solwold went wire to wire for his second win at the track of the year and third overall. Greg Hamilton held point for the first three turns in lap one, but the veteran Solwold hit his marks perfectly on the bottom of corner three and four, passing Hamilton at corner exit to take the top spot. Multiple restarts gave Colton Heath an opportunity to pick his way to second, and a lap seventeen restart gave the defending track champ a shot at Solwold late, but Jason held strong to take the win ahead of Colton and Robbie Price. Colin Baker was quick time with heat wins going to Price and Eric Fisher.

Kelsey Carpenter has race four times in 2017 to the tune of three feature wins after a dominant run on Saturday night in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints. Only missing a heat race win (he was second), Carpenter was quick time by over five tenths of a second and led every lap of the main event with ample breathing room over the course of 25 lap feature. Steve Parker was second with Derek Roberts taking third. Heat winners were Clayton Sibley, James Bundy and Adam Hinds.

Make it back to back wins for Kevin Smith. After winning the Washington Modified Tour race last Saturday, Smith took the lead from Adam Holtrop on lap eighth to win the main event over the High Society Modifieds for his second straight winning weekend at Skagit Speedway. His brother Rick ran second with Mike Knox Jr taking third. Heat winners were Kevin, Holtrop and Lawrence O’Connor.

Budweiser 360 Sprints
Fast Time - Colin Baker 12.386
Heat 1 - Eric Fisher, Greg Hamilton, Colin Baker, Steve Reeves, Lawrance Kirkham, Bud Ashe
Heat 2 - Robbie Price, Jason Solwold, Brandon Harkness, Colton Heath, Luke Didiuk, Steve James
Main - Jason Solwold, Heath, Price, Hamilton, Fisher, Baker, Reeves, Didiuk, Ashe, Harkness, Kirkham
Lap Leaders - Solwold 1-25

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints
Fast Time - Kelsey Carpenter 12..363
Heat 1 - Clayton Sibley, Kelsey Carpenter, Steve Parker, Trevor Cook, Paul Burdick, Julian Fuentes
Heat 2 - James Bundy, Bill Rude, Brett McGhie, Cory Swatzina, Michael Millard, Tristin Thomas
Heat 3 - Adam Hinds, Derek Roberts, Ashleigh Johnson, Devin Barnes, Chris Ochs, James Setters
Main - Kelsey Carpenter, Parker, Roberts, Rude, Barnes, Bundy, Swatzina, Johnson, A Hinds, Thomas, Setters, Millard, McGhie, Sibley, Burdick, Fuentes, Ochs, Rick Hinds
Lap Leaders - Carpenter 1-25

High Society Modifieds
Heat 1 - Lawrence O’Connor, Craig Moore, Brandon Berg, Bill Tomer, Dan Butenschoen
Heat 2 - Kevin Smith, Rick Smith, Louis Nutter Jr, Mel Decker, Tom Warner
Heat 3 - Adam Holtrop, Mike Knox Jr, Jeff Jansma, Becky Boudreau
Main - Kevin Smith, R Smith, Knox Jr, Warner, Tomer, Nutter Jr, Butenschoen, Jansma, Berg, Moore, Holtrop, Boudreau
Lap Leaders - Holtrop 1-7 K Smith 8-25

 

 

Good Was Best at Mercer Raceway Park; LaLonde, Fink, Fuchs,and Marcucci also Win

(Mercer, PA May 20, 2017): Cory Good, of Butler, was best at Mercer Raceway Park in the Precise Racing Products 410 Sprint Cars, topping his teammate, Rod Geaorge by nearly 1.6 seconds. For Good, it was his first 410 career victory ever, and it came at a track that he rarely frequents. Indeed, it was only his second win ever, the first one coming many years ago in a Limited Sprint contest in Ohio.

Landon LaLonde, from South Amherst, OH, scored his first career win in the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints. The non-stop Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modified go belonged to Kyle Fink. Bill Fuchs romped to the win in the Ray's Racing Collectibles/Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks. The Rock Concrete Mod Lite nightcap went to Mar Marcucci.

"We haven't raced in a couple of weeks and my wife said that I was allowed to go twice this week, so here I am!" exclaimed the happy winner. Good acknowledged that he hasn't been to Mercer Raceway Park in years, and he "took advantage of a good position on the track." Good, who was absent from the racing scene for a couple of seasons, got the itch to race again after his father, Larry, passed away. "He had some stuff and we were able to get a car together."

Good was greeted in victory lane by his teammate, Rod George, who had a big smile as he hugged the younger drive. "That was great stuff," George said as he congratulated Good on a job well done.

Good and George occupied row one for the 25 lapper, with George Hobaugh and A.J. Flick in row two, and Danny Holtgraver and last week's winner, Michael Bauer in row three. Good was masterful on the starts and restarts, and he was able to get a quick advantage over the Kittanning Comet. Meanwhile, Hobaugh and Flick were battling for the third position, and Bauer was fending off divisional champion Jack Sodeman, Jr.

Four laps into the fray, Good was pulling away from George, who now had Fflick in his shadow. A caution slowed the pace when Jimmy Seger stopped midway down the back stretch. This time, Good brought the field down for a single file start, and he had no difficulty setting the pace. However, George was starting to close in as the leader was approaching some lapped traffic. Another stoppage occurred on lap seven when Lee Jacobs brought his mount to a stop in nearly the same position as Seger did three laps earlier. Francis Sesco also stopped. Both refired, but Jacobs took his car to the pits while the field was forming up under the yellow.

The racers clicked off nine more laps, with Good out front, ahead of George, Flick, Hobaugh, and Holtgraver. On lap 16 the racing was stopped twice. The most significant was the second incident, which occurred in turn four when MIchael Bauer got crossed up while running in the top ten. While Bauer kept moving, four other cars tangled, with Gale Ruth, Sr. getting upside down. Also involved were Sesco, Codt Bova, and David Just. Ruth was unhurt, but unable to continue.

Good brought the field down for the final restart at a very slow pace. He charged off four with a lead that grew as the final laps were completed without incident. George maintained second to the finish. Flick outpaced Hobaugh and Sodeman.

Danny Hotgraver crossed in sixth, ahead of New Yorker Joe Katta. Cody Bova recovered from that lap 16 fracas to take eighth with his 360 powered racer. Michael Bauer and Dennis Wagner completed the top ten.

Late arrival Lee Jacobs was the fastest qualifier for the Precise Racing Products 410 Sprints, setting the mark of 13.722. Jacobs was relegated to fourth for the start of his heat as a penalty for missing his spot in the time trial order. He displaced Jack Sodeman, Jr. at the top of the qualifications list. Heat winners wee Michael Bauer, Danny Holtgraver, and A.J. Flick. There was no B Main.

Landon LaLonde went wire to wire in the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints to earn the victory over Darin Gallagher. Gallagher got close on one occasion, but he could not get his nose under the speedy LaLonde. The race was halted for a lap 15 flip by Adam Anderson, who was unhurt. Following LaLonde and Gallagher were Gregg McCandless, Mike Marano, II, and points leader Andy Priest. The remaining finishers were George Englert, Joe Sylvester, Anderson, and Cody Bova, who was doing double duty. Jeremy Hill was unable to start the race.

Cody Bova set the fastest time in the Bonnell's Rod Shops 305 Sprints. His time was 14.927. Andy Priest won the lone heat race. There was no B Main.

Strattanville's Kyle Fink jumped out front at the drop of the green and maintained a comfortable margin over Jimmy Holden in the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds, Fink's win was his eleventh in his career and second of the season. Holden has the other three victories this year. Lonnie Riggs ran third, with Jeff Schaffer, Jr. topping veteran Tommy Kristyak, who was making his 2017 debut. Richard Whitney, Jerry

Schaffer, Jason Hufnagel, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., and Ryan Riffe rounded out the top ten. Fink also paced the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds in qualifications with a lap of 16.817 seconds. Jimmy Holden and Lonny Riggs prevailed in the preliminaries. There was no B Main.

Hubbard, OH native Bill Fuchs scored his second victory of the season in the Mini Stocks presented by Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking. Tim Callahan chased him in vain. Tyler Fulton was a close third. Pat Hanlon and Harold Winner completed the top five. Positions six through ten were occupied by Jamie Tasker, Nick Steiger, Tyler Young, Justin Bailey, and Mike Porterfield. Alan "the Admiral" Perry brought out a red for a flip in turn one. He was not hurt, but his car sustained major damage.

The pair of heats belonged to Fulton by an eyelash over Isaac Paden, and Perry. There was no B Main.

Mark Marcucci, of West Middlesex, dominated the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. Keith Smith likewise had a substantial margin over Shane Webb. Bobby Springer and Jason Johnson were also in the top five. Dusty Frantz, Larry Bevivino, Doug Jones, Glenn Teeters, and Logan Lewis had the top ten covered.

Mark Marcucci timed best at 18.594 seconds. He backed that up with a heat win. Doug Jones was tops in heat two. There was no B Main.

Next weekend Mercer Raceway Park will present a pair of motorsports specials. Saturday evening, May 27, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will invade. These fellows check their wings at the border, so come in for traditional Sprint racing at its finest. Then, Sunday evening, May 28, Full Pull Productions will present the All American Spring Nationals. It will be the first outing for the powerful Trucks and Tractor, so all of the big names in that sport will be on hand to get a great start in the 2017 title chase. There will be a Monday raindate for that event presented by Ritenour Sales & Service.

Precise Racing Products 410 Sprint Cars: Cory Good, Rod George, A.J. Flick, George Hobaugh, Jr., Jack Sodeman, Jr., Danny Hotgraver, Joe Katta, Cody Bova, Michael Bauer, Dennis Wagner, Francis Sesco, Sadie Siegel, Adam Kekich, Gal Ruth, Sr., David Just, Jimmy Fitzwater, Sean Zemunik, Lee Jacobs, Jimmy Seger, Davey Jones, Lou Scudere (DNS).

Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints: Landon LaLonde, Darin Gallagher, Gregg McCandless, Mike Marano, II, Andy Priest, George Englert, Joe Sylvester, Adam Anderson, Cody Bova, Jeremy Hill (DNS).

Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds: Kyle Fink, Jimmy Holden, Lonnie Riggs, Jeff Schaffer, Jr. , Tommy Kristyak, Richard Whitney, Jerry Schaffer, Jason Hufnagel, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Ryan Riffe, Jerry Bowser (DNS), Jason Sines (DNS).

Ray's Racing Collectibles/Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks: Bill Fuchs, Tim Callahan, Tyler Fulton, Pat Hanlon, Harold Winner, Jamie Tasker, Nick Steiger, Tyler Young, Justin Bailey, Mike Porterfield, Kyle Donnelly, Mike Gelhausen, William Haylett, Alan Perry, Isaac Paden, Shane Shook, Summer Pitts, Rick Feely, Dillon Speer, Karlee Longwell (DNS), Jacob Rice (DNS).

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Mark Marcucci, Keith Smith, Shane Webb, Bobby Springer, Jason Johnson, Dusty Frantz, Larry Bevivino, Doug Jones, Glenn Teeters, Logan Lewis, Gerald Haushoger, Kurt Eckstrom (DNS).

 

 

TRACKS

Karpenko Claims 2017 Season Opener

Saturday night’s action-packed season opener at Darwin’s 7Mate Northline Speedway saw Chace Karpenko start his 2017 season in the best possible fashion by coming away with the win in the Sprintcars feature race.

With six classes on the program, Saturday night also saw Hayden Brown, Brendan Kenna, Justin Brumfield, Lance Carew and Tim Fry claim feature-race victories in their respective classes.

After a turbulent start to the 15-lap Sprintcar feature race, which saw pole-sitter and Western Australian-based racer Jake Beard-Miller relegated to the rear of field after second-place starter Ben Atkinson suffered a mechanical failure off the starting line, resulting in contact with Beard-Miller, it was Karpenko who capitalised on the incident to take the lead from the restart.

Proving that he benefitted from racing down south during the 2016-17 season, Karpenko was able to maintain his composure out front, going on to score a convincing win, ahead of last season’s Chariots of Thunder Sprintcar Series Champion Jason McIver in second. Following his early misfortune, Beard-Miller, who resides in Perth but is basing his car in Darwin this season, impressively managed to salvage a third-place finish, ahead of father and son duo David and Steven Ling, and final finisher Caleb Gotts.

Atkinson, whose late addition to the event bolstered the quality field, had a feature race to forget, with his mechanical failure forcing him to the infield without completing a lap, after a strong performance throughout his heat races.

Having not raced in over a year before Saturday night’s meeting, Beard-Miller was in strong form from the outset, winning two of the three heat races, with the remaining with going the way of Atkinson.

Hayden Brown was the best in the Formula 500s feature race, with the former Darwin Champion immediately taking the lead from the drop of the green flag and holding on to it to seize the win. Despite being the form driver throughout the heat races, Joseph Baronet was unable to fend off Brown and was forced to settle for the runner-up spot, ahead of current Darwin Champion John Staynoff in third. Finishing just off the podium in fourth was Boysie Bartholdt, with Daniel White and Mark Tattingham completing the finishers.

The earlier heat-race action saw Baronet claim two out of the three victories, along with a third-place finish, with the remaining heat-race win going the way of Brown, who also finished second and third. Bartholdt was also a model of consistency throughout the heat races, scoring two seconds and a third-place result.

Current Darwin Champion Brendan Kenna proved to be unbeatable in the AMCA Nationals, clean sweeping the night by winning each of the three heat races, qualifying in pole position for the feature race and going on to take a pleasing victory. Jacob Belcher and Peter Harding came home in second and third respectively. Completing the finishers were Andy Allcorn, Maria Panasewyecz and Janet Belcher, while Paul Paget was the only feature-race casualty.

A dominant performance in the Street Stocks saw Justin Brumfield drive to victory in each of the three heat races, before going on to claim a commanding victory in the feature race, with the current Northern Territory Champion finishing over seven seconds clear of his nearest rival. Finishing one better than his starting position, Scott Bradbury came home in the runner-up spot, ahead of WA-based visitor Russell Gunn in third. James Dennis, John Spitzbarth, Ben Blatchford and Daniel Dennis rounded out the feature-race field.

Aside from Brumfield, Gunn and Bradbury were the other two form drivers of the night, having finished either second or third to Brumfield in each of the heat races, before backing up their form in the feature race.

Lance Carew was a dominant force in the Junior Sedans and could not be stopped all night, qualifying in pole position, by virtue of winning each of the heat races, and going on to score a comfortable win, just shy of 10 seconds ahead of the runner-up. Mirroring all three of the heat-race results, the top three remained unchanged in the feature race, with Zack Grimshaw and Isaiah Strong completing the podium in second and third place respectively. Remaining finishers include Aleisha Grimshaw, Nicholas Dennis, Xavier Gotts, Cian Quinlan, Zac Uniacke and Liam Gotts.

After a solid performance, it was Tim Fry who claimed the feature-race win in the Speedway Karts, having made up good ground early to take the lead on lap four, after starting fourth. Unable to hold on to the top spot, pole-sitter Kirsty Driver was forced to settle for the runner-up spot, ahead of Steve Driver in third. Remaining finishers were Nick Belfield and Michael Brown.

Second-place starter Rebecca Pearce’s strong run came to a premature end on the opening lap, with Tony Brown joining her on the infield just one lap later.

Earlier in the night, heat-race wins were shared between Pearce, Fry and Brown.

7Mate Northline Speedway will be back in action on the Saturday night of June 3, when the Street Stocks contest their Darwin Title, with Sprintcars, Formula 500s, Junior Sedans and Speedway Karts also on the program.

For more information about Northline Speedway, visit their brand-new website: www.northlinespeedway.com.au . You can LIKE them on Facebook by searching Northline Speedway or find them on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat by searching Northline Speedway.

 

 

Adams Captures NSA Series Season Opener at Electric City Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREAT FALLS, Mont. (May 19, 2017) - Casey Adams emerged victorious during the opening round of the Sprint Car Shootout on Friday evening at Electric City Speedway.

Adams took advantage of a late-race spin by leader Trever Kirkland, who led most of the race, to score the win at the NSA Series season opener. Adams is the fifth different winner in six NSA Series races dating back to last season.

Kirkland opened the main event by quickly charging from fourth into the lead. Polesitter Travis Rilat remained within striking distance for the first handful of laps before spinning only seconds before Matthew Dusseault flipped at a different part of the track.

Kirkland maintained the top spot for a majority of the main event before he spun. While he kept his car going, Kirkland dropped to a seventh-place result.

Adams capitalized on the spins to inherit the lead en route to the victory. Bill Boyce maneuvered from seventh to the runner-up finish with David Miller rounding out the podium. Phil Dietz garnered the Hard Charger Award for powering from 17th to a fourth-place result and Rilat rebounded from his early spin to record a fifth-place finish.

Miller, Kirkland and Chevy Goodhope were the heat race winners.

Round 2 of the Sprint Car Shootout is Saturday at Electric City Speedway. The front gates will open at 6 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors (65-years-old and older) and students (12-years-old to 17-years-old). Children 11-years-old and younger get in free. Pit passes are $30.

NSA SERIES RACE REPORT: Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 19, 2017 -

Heat Race 1 : 1. 16-David Miller (1); 2. 12p-J.J. Hickle (2); 3. 1-Bill Boyce (4); 4. 23-Rick Tessmaker (5); 5. 31-Shane Moore (6); 6. 97-Matthew Dusseault (3).

Heat Race 2: 1. 37-Trever Kirkland (3); 2. 12-Casey Adams (5); 3. 2jr-Kelly Miller (6); 4. 38b-Brian Brown (2); 5. 23n-Phil Dietz (1); 6. 35m-Cody Masse (DNS).

Heat Race 3: 1. 36-Chevy Goodhope (2); 2. 39c-Travis Rilat (5); 3. 9-Sean MacDonell (1); 4. 2-Kyle Evans (3); 5. 00-Roger Cummings (4); 6. 6-Tom Watts (6).

Feature: 1. 12-Casey Adams (3); 2. 1-Bill Boyce (7); 3. 16-David Miller (6); 4. 23n-Phil Dietz (17); 5. 39c-Travis Rilat (1); 6. 9-Sean MacDonell (12); 7. 37-Trever Kirkland (4); 8. 2jr-Kelly Miller (5); 9. 23-Rick Tessmaker (9); 10. 00-Roger Cummings (13); 11. 35m-Cody Masse (18); 12. 6-Tom Watts (15); 13. 31-Shane Moore (10); 14. 2-Kyle Evans (11); 15. 36-Chevy Goodhope (2); 16. 38b-Brian Brown (14); 17. 97-Matthew Dusseault (16); 18. 12p-J.J. Hickle (8).

2017 FEATURE WINNERS -

Casey Adams - 1 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 19)

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., for the Sprint Car Shootout

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSASeries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NSASeries

NORTH-AMERICAN SPEED ASSOCIATION -

The North-American Speed Association is a 360ci winged sprint car series that dates back to the mid-1990s. NSA Founder Mike Quigley, who is a former sprint car driver and the current owner at BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., established the series to hold marquee events throughout the West Coast, Western Canada and Montana.

TRACKS -

BMP SPEEDWAY (Billings, Mont.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track hosts weekly racing from the middle of May through late September. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

CASTROL RACEWAY (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track. It showcases weekly racing and special events from May through October. For more information, visit http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.

CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR RACEWAY (Yakima, Wash.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile clay oval located at the Central Washington State Fairgrounds. The track only hosts special events each year.

DRAYTON VALLEY SPEEDWAY (Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track that was re-opened in 2016. For more information, visit http://www.DVSpeedway.com.

ELECTRIC CITY SPEEDWAY (Great Falls, Mont.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile oval that was built in the early 1950s. The facility showcases weekly events from late April until early September. For more information, visit http://www.ElectricCitySpeedway.com .

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY (Alger, Wash.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile track that was established in 1954. The oval puts on weekly events from April through September every season. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

 

 

Zimbardi beats the rain and the field at Raceway 7

(Conneaut, OH) The Patriot Sprint Tour made the first of two 2017 visits to Raceway 7 with 22 of the alcohol-burning winged warriors signing into the pits. With rain getting close to the track and sprinkles starting to fall the Patriot Sprint Tour Sprint feature was moved to the first in the lineup.

Reigning champion Jared Zimbardi started the 25-lap race from the pole position with Cody Bova starting along side the four-time series champ. Zimbardi grabbed the immediate lead with Steve Collins coming to second before the end of lap one. Tyler Graves spun in turn three slowing the race at the end of lap one. Collins stayed with Zimbardi for the first lap under green but then slid wide in turn two, falling back but maintaining the runner-up position.

For the next three laps Zimbardi lengthened his lead but lost it when George Englert slowed in turn three, again slowing the race under caution. Zimbardi pulled away at green with Collins second and Bova still third until lap eleven when caution flew again, this time for Dan Kuhn. Halfway had Zimbardi in a solid lead over Collins, Bova, Justin Barger, and Bryan Howland. At lap fifteen caution fell again for a spin with the top five still the same.

Barber got by Bova for third at lap sixteen. With five laps left, Darryl Ruggles came to a halt on the back straight, yet again slowing the race under yellow. Howland came to fourth on the first lap under green and Richardson followed him to fifth before the end of the lap. Pete Richardson and Dan Bennett spun in turn three with two laps left as rain began falling steadily. Richardson was able to continue but Bennett had enough damage to end his night.

Howland used the slide job to get to third at the end of the lap, then Barger spewed smoke in turn two coming to a halt, drawing another yellow. The one lap shootout was all Zimbardi with Collins and Howland side by side for second, Collins holding second by a slim margin. Joe Trenca was fourth with defending race winner Kyle Drum fifth.

The American Tour now heads to the Capital Region for Memorial Day Weekend making stops at Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Friday, May 26, and Saturday May 27 for two A-Verdi Storage Containers Holiday Bonus events. Be sure to log onto www.patriotsprinttour.com and to ‘Like’ Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook. You can also follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.

The 2017 Patriot Sprint Tour season is brought to you by; A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Evingham Site Excavation Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc, Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography, Fine Touch Collison.

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Results-Raceway 7

Presented by Bonnell’s Collision Center

A-Verdi A-Main: 1) 35-JARED ZIMBARDI (2), 2) 67-Steve Collins 3) 51-Bryan Howland 4) 98-Joe Trenca 5) 47-Kyle Drum 6) 20b-Cody Bova 7) 80-Chris Steele 8)79-Jordan Thomas 9) 54j-Dave Just 10) 2-Steve Hutchinson Jr 11) 81-Derek Jonathan 12) 94k- Kevin Mingus 13) 17z-Josh Azzi 14) 67r- Pete Richardson 15) 5-Justin Barger 16) X-Dan Bennett 17) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles 18) 99k-Dan Kuhn 19) 27z- Adam Anderson 20) 11x- George Englert 21) 25g- Tyler Graves 22) 2L- Landon Lalonde

Heat 1: 1) 35-Jared Zimbardi, 2) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles 3) 5-Justin Barger 4) 54j- Dave Just 5) 25g- Tyler Graves 6) 94k-Kevin Mingus 7) 11x- George Englert 8) 27z-Adam Anderson

Heat 2: 1) 51-Bryan Howland 2) 98- Joe Trenca 4) 20b-Cody Bova 5) 79-Jordan Thomas 6) 47-Kyle Drum 7) 80-Chris Steele 8) 17z-Josh Azzi

Heat 3: 1) 67- Steve Collins 2) 2-Steve Hutchinson Jr 3) 81-Derek Jonathan 4) X-Dan Bennett 5) 2L-Landon Lalonde 6) 67r-Pete Richardson 7) 99k-Dan Kuhn

Bonus Awards:

Shuttleworth’s Asphalt Sealing 11th place bonus: 81- Derek Jonathan

Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher: 67r- Pete Richardson

Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night:’ 47-Kyle Drum

PST American Tour Point Standings:

1)35- Jared Zimbardi (435) 2) 67- Steve Collins (410) 3) 98- Joe Trenca 4) 47-Kyle Drum (374) 5) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles (358) 6) 79- Jordan Thomas 7) 54j- David Just (337) 8) 81-Derek Jonathan (331) 9) 2- Steven Hutchinson Jr (327) 10) X- Dan Bennett (326) 11) 67r- Pete Richardson (326) 12) 17z- Josh Azzi (298)

 

 

Thomas Kennedy Goes Back-to-Back at River Cities Speedway

By Mike Spieker

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (May 19, 2017) – A stout field of 27 Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Cars were in attendance Friday night at River Cities Speedway. Some of the upper Midwest’s heavy hitters, including Mark Dobmeier who was fresh of a $12,000-plus win at Badlands Motor Speedway, Thomas Kennedy, and Cap Henry all made the haul to Grand Forks to try to tame the bullring.

Kennedy and Dobmeier led the field to the green flag, with Kennedy getting the early jump.

The first portion of the event was plagued with cautions, but on each restart Kennedy was able to fend off Dobmeier to hold the lead.

The race was red flagged on lap two when Austin Pierce and Shane Roemeling made contact in turn two. As a result, Pierce got upside down, while Roemeling was hit a second time by Ty Hanten, who had nowhere to go.

A second red flag occurred on lap four when third place runner, Mitch Mack got into the turn four water barrels and went upside down.

All drivers in both incidents were uninjured.

The mid-portion of the race saw a long green flag run led by Kennedy, but as the laps wound down, lapped traffic brought the winningest driver in River Cities Speedway history, Dobmeier, to the rear bumper of the No. 21K.

With two laps to go, Dobmeier placed a bid for the lead and pulled even with Kennedy in turn one. Kennedy had to momentum on the high side, however, and regained the lead down the back stretch.

On the final lap, Dobmeier wasn’t able to mount a serious charge on Kennedy as the Winnipeg, Manitoba driver went on to score his second consecutive River Cities Speedway victory.

Dobmeier, Wade Nygaard, Casey Mack and Chris Ranten rounded out the top five.

Cap Henry, who failed to finish his heat after being involved in an incident, rallied to finish sixth after starting 25th.

RESULTS:

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[1]; 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier[2]; 3. 9N-Wade Nygaard[8]; 4. 8-Casey Mack[4]; 5. 27-Chris Ranten[11]; 6. 82-William Henry III[25]; 7. 7-Trent Stengl[15]; 8. 20A-Jordan Adams[9]; 9. 99-Jordan Graham[14]; 10. 8H-Jade Hastings[12]; 11. 26-Blake Egeland[16]; 12. 35-Brenden Wilde[20]; 13. 6-Wilde, Zach[10]; 14. 17B-Ryan Bickett[19]; 15. 4M-Cale Mack[22]; 16. 12-Brayden Pengilly[24]; 17. (DNF) 10TRB-Robert Martin[7]; 18. (DNF) 51-Alex Larson[23]; 19. (DNF) 24-Jon Sorenson[27]; 20. (DNF) 14-Tom Egeland[18]; 21. (DNF) 92-Mitch Mack[6]; 22. (DNF) 91M-Jackson Moffett[17]; 23. (DNF) 2A-Austin Pierce[5]; 24. (DNF) 13T-Ty Hanten[13]; 25. (DNF) 31-Shane Roemeling[3]; (DNS) 8C-Jack Croaker; (DNS) 0-Nick Omdahl

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[9]; 2. 2A-Austin Pierce[5]; 3. 13T-Ty Hanten[1]; 4. 20A-Jordan Adams[7]; 5. 7-Trent Stengl[2]; 6. 26-Blake Egeland[3]; 7. 17B-Ryan Bickett[6]; 8. (DNF) 51-Alex Larson[4]; (DNS) 0-Nick Omdahl

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier[4]; 2. 27-Chris Ranten[1]; 3. 10TRB-Robert Martin[6]; 4. 92-Mitch Mack[9]; 5. 99-Jordan Graham[7]; 6. 91M-Jackson Moffett[2]; 7. 35-Brenden Wilde[5]; 8. (DNF) 8C-Jack Croaker[8]; 9. (DNF) 82-William Henry III[3]

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 31-Shane Roemeling[4]; 2. 8-Casey Mack[6]; 3. 9N-Wade Nygaard[5]; 4. 6-Wilde, Zach[7]; 5. 8H-Jade Hastings[8]; 6. 14-Tom Egeland[2]; 7. 4M-Cale Mack[1]; 8. 12-Brayden Pengilly[3]; (DNS) 24-Jon Sorenson

 

 

CRSA Champ Kyle Smith Parks it at Afton Motorsports Park

The undesirable weather was closing in on the Northeast racing plans. This only seemed to reinforce the incentive of fans and race teams to come out while it was still possible. Twenty-four CRSA Racesaver sprint cars filled the Afton Motorsports Park for race three of the CRSA Sprint Tour presented by Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment. This was also round- one of the four-race Algonkin Motel Challenge. The racing math teacher, Dustin Purdy, brought his family-owned Purdy Racing 83 to the green flag to begin the twenty-five lap main event. He drew the first starting position alongside a future engineering student, Tyler Jashembowski, in his Johnny’s Service Station, Star Collision number 98T. Purdy set the pace early through the first ten laps. The field experienced some yellow flags to slow the pace during this ten lap segment. The 99 of Mike Kiser and 91 of Chuck Alessi were involved in an incident between turns one and two to bring out one of these early cautions. One of Purdy’s earliest challengers was Lake Ariel Pennsylvania’s Eddie Strada. The Central Pennsylvania micro sprint standout worked the middle lane to eventually pull alongside of Purdy and actually take the lead before he experienced misfortune. His number 1 Norwegian Builder and Excavator ride lost power as he was crossing under the flag stand around lap six. This left Purdy with yet another restart to lead the rest of the field. Purdy’s next challenger would come in the form of defending series champion Kyle Smith and his number 17 D&D Auto Supply, Taylor Propane entry. Smith would methodically but swiftly work his way from fifth starting position. Kyle would pass Purdy before the halfway point of the event. With a few late race yellows to work through, Smith would take solid command of most of the restarts to go on to secure the victory in race three for the CRSA Sprint Tour and round one of the Algonkin Motel Challenge. This turned out to be a very emotional evening for Kyle and his car owner, John Matrafailo. “Johnny’s father passed away earlier this week. He was definitely with us tonight. This win is for him.” Smith went on to talk about how he worked his way to the lead in the event. “I was running good up top in the beginning and felt faster there. Once I got to the lead I went to the bottom because I knew anybody was going to have a hard time passing me up high” Schenectady New York’s Josh Pieniazek also worked his way from the eighth starting spot to finish second in the main event. He was very fast late in the running with his number 9 JGS Recycling car. “If that later caution didn’t come out I think I had a shot (at Smith) in lapped traffic. I believe I was faster. Then the last two restarts my motor just wouldn’t fire off unfortunately.” The CRSA Sprint Tour presented by Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment will now look to next weekend for the first official chance at a double-header on their schedule. The tour will head to Penn Can Speedway, in Susquehanna Pennsylvania, on Friday evening May 19th. They will then head back north to compete in their first and only stop of 2017 at Thunder Mountain Speedway on Saturday May 20th. The track, located in Center Lisle New York, is just about a thirty minute drive north of Binghamton, New York. Penn Can Speedway is also not far from the Binghamton area. Fans and teams can find more information on the 2017 CRSA Sprint Tour by going to crsasprintcars.com.

Afton Motorsports Park Official Results – Algonkin Motel Challenge Race 1 – 5/12/17

HEAT 1: 1. Tyler Jashembowksi, 2. Dana Wagner, 3. Eddie Strada, 4. Sydney Prince, 5. Jeff Trombley, 6. Emily VanInwegen, 7. Link Pettit, 8. Peter Dance

HEAT 2: 1. Thomas Radivoy, 2. Michael Storms, 3. Brett Jaycox, 4. Christian Rumsey, 5. Geoff Quackenbush, 6. Tyler Cartier, 7. Chuck Alessi, 8. Tyler Boniface

HEAT 3: 1. Dustin Purdy, 2. Kyle Smith, 3. Josh Pieniazek, 4. Mike Kiser, 5. Billy VanInwegen, 6. Andy Durie, 7. Dalton Herrick, 8. Jerry Sehn.

A-MAIN: 1. KYLE SMITH, 2. Josh Pieniazek, 3. Brett Jaycox, 4. Billy VanInwegen, 5. Dustin Purdy, 6. Tyler Jashembowski, 7. Sydney Prince, 8. Dalton Herrick, 9. Emily VanInwegen, 10. Christian Rumsey, 11. Jerry Sehn, 12. Dana Wagner, 13. Geoff Quackenbush, 14. Andy Durie, 15. Tyler Cartier, 16. Link Pettit, 17. Eddie Strada, 18. Michael Storms, 19. Thomas Radivoy, 20. Mike Kiser, 21. Jeff Trombley, 22. Chuck Alessi, DNS Peter Dance, DNS Tyler Boniface

BONUSES: Shuttleworth Sealing Bonus: Jerry Sehn. Powdertech Coatings Hard Charger: Billy VanInwegen 15th - 4th (+11)

 

 

PRICE-MILLER WITH AN INCREDIBLE WoO WIN AT TRI-STATE

Haubstadt, IN - May 14, 2017 - Parker Price Miller picked up that all important first win in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Sunday night at the Tri-State Speedway. The Kokomo, IN, driver accomplished the deed in his home state. The feat was a virtual encore performance as he had just won the MOWA Winged Sprint Car feature at Haubstadt the night before. It is almost unimaginable that a driver could put together two back to back top performances. Parker Price-Miller’s total weekend performances is one for the speedway’s record book! The Sunday victory in the driver’s own words was “Incredible!”

Other drivers who led the WoO feature included David Gravel and Sheldon Haudenschild. Gravel had won last year’s Tri-State show and Haudenschild had a fast car and a feel for the cushion. Haudenschild took over the lead from Gravel after the first five laps. A complete 360 in turn four had dropped Haudenschild to sixth for a mid race restart. Parker Price-Miller continued in the lead with Gravel in pursuit and Jason Johnson emerging from the pack in a race that he described as “tense” to take third. The three would finish in that order as the ranks closed up. Shane Stewart and Brady Bacon rounded out the top five.

Brady Bacon set fast time for the World of Outlaws with a 12.396 lap around the quarter mile oval. He won the first of 4 heats after starting on the pole. The inversion draw of zero gave him the pole for the eight car dash. However during that dash he hit the fourth turn wall and rolled his sprint car. The results of that event set the line-up for the feature. So after repairs Bacon started eighth in the 24 car feature field.

The other three Outlaw heat races were run in quick order with Gravel, Johnson, and Haudenschild the winners. David Gravel took the Dash. Greg Wilson finished ahead of Logan Schuchart in the 12 lap last chance showdown.

In other racing action, there was a Mini Sprint Invitational. Eighteen top drivers from across the country participated in a showdown for this division. Rod Henning took the 20 lap feature. The Ohio driver started sixth of the field and pulled off another winning appearance at the speedway. World of Outlaw regular Rico Abreu was his closest challenger at the checkers. Tyler Walton, Andy Bradley, and Thomas Brown rounded out the top five.

The mini sprint feature had to be red flagged once. Racing stopped when Pressley Truesdon crashed on the backstretch on lap 12. Rod Henning and Tyler Walton won the two qualifying heats.

The mini sprints sanctioned by MMSA will be back at Haubstadt on Sunday May 28th along with the MSCS Sprint Car Series. That is the next race scheduled at Tri-State Speedway.

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway

RACE SUMMARY Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN May 14, 2017

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars: (34 Entries)

Top Qualifier - 99 Brady Bacon, 12.396 seconds

First Heat - Brady Bacon, Parker Price-Miller, Spencer Bayston, Daryn Pittman, Rico Abreu Second Heat - David Grave, Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz, Carson Short, Kraig Kinserl Third Heat - Jason Johnson, Paul McMahan, Carson Macedo, Justin Peck, Brent Marks Fourth Heat - Sheldon Haudenschild, Hunter Schuerenberg, Shane Stewart, Joey Saldana, Jason Sides

Dash - David Gravel, Sheldon Haudenschild, Brad Sweet, Parker Price-Miller Last Chance Showdown- Greg Wilson, Logan Schuchart, A.J. Bruns, Joe B. Miller

Feature (40 Laps) - Parker Price-Miller, David Gravel, Jason Johnson, Shane Stewart, Brady Bacon, Sheldon Haudebschild, Brad Sweet, Hunter Schuerenberg, Paul McMahan, Daryn Pittman, Donny Schatz, Spencer Bayston, Joey Saldana, Rico Abreu, Craig Kinser, Brent Marks, Jason Sides, Carson Short, Greg Wilson, Carson Macedo, A.J. Bruns, Logan Schuchart, Justin Peck, Joe B. Miller

Mini Sprint Invitational: (18 Entries)

First Heat - 10H Rod Henning Second Heat - 44 Tyler Walton

Feature (20 Laps) - Rod Henning, Rico Abreu, Tyler Walton, Andy Bradley, Thomas Brown, Justin Lewis, Scott Bradley, Beau Binder. Jesse Vermillion, Blake Vermillion, Cody Trammel, Mike Miller, Brandon Smith, Cindy Chambers, Brad Ashford, Pressley Truedson, Brandon Griffitts

 

 

Park Jefferson Speedway

Saturday Night the Park Jefferson Speedway hosted the Road to the Iron Cup for the Schaeffer Oil Sport Modifieds. A dry and wind-blown surface greeted fans and drivers alike for what would turn out to be a challenging dry surface.

The Schaeffer Oil Sport Mods saw the “Jefferson Jet” Todd Boulware cruise to the checkered flags from his 3rd place starting spot. After some challenging opening weeks, Boulware re-asserted himself as the man to beat when the money is on the line. Jeff Brunssen, after a terrible incident and black flag last week, charged from the eighth place starting spot to run 2nd and Karl Brewer returned to road around the track to third place. The division saw many of the top drivers from years past return to their podium positions.
In the SignMasters Modifieds, Rock Valley, Iowa’s Thor Anderson was able to take advantage of his pole position to take the checkered flag. Utilizing a unique line through turns 3&4, Anderson was able to hold off the point leader Bob Moore and Ricky Stephans to take his first ever checkered flag at Park Jefferson. Moore brought his orange numeral 48 machine in second place.

A different week but the same winner graced Park Jefferson’s J&J Fitting Stock Car victory lane as it was again Elijah Zevenbergen from Ocheyeden taking the top spot. Zevenbergen’s run came from the twelfth place starting spot. The lucky sixth row also saw Zach Oliver, who came from eleventh, able to work his car around the surface to take second. Dunlap’s Tony Ritterbush rounded out the top spot. A bounty has been put on Zevenbergen by the track management of an additional $100 if someone can unseat the driver who is perfect this year. Should Zevenbergen win, he will receive an additional $50 for his efforts.

After a week which saw the Hobby Stock division in turmoil, it was Dustin Gulbrandson and Craig Clift who found themselves in the top 2 spots. Both drivers fell in the point standings after last week’s black flags, and this week saw them jump right back up to spots 2&3 behind third place finishing David Miller. Aaron Shearn continues his renaissance as he battled to a fourth place finish.

The Fox 620 Sport Compact division saw a new man in victory lane, as Jake Newsom wheeled his number 423 to victory over teammate Tyler Thompson. Newsome was able to work through a field of feisty competitors and sliced through to the top spot for the win, beating Thompson to victory lane. David Bates utilized his front row starting spot to hold on for third.

A miniscule field of only six Keizer Wheels Sprint Cars competed at Park Jefferson. When it was all said and done, Jack Dover continued his torrid pace of picking up checkered flags to win over the other 5 cars. Dover is now 7 for 10 over the past 3 years at Park Jefferson. Similar to Zevenbergen, Dover has now had a bounty placed on him as well with an additional $100 going to a winner and $50 to Dover should he win.

Turner Plumbing of Vermillion will be the feature sponsor this next Saturday night at Park Jefferson. History will be made on Saturday at Park will welcome the IMCA Racesaver Sprint Cars for the first time ever. As a result of the Racesavers as well as travelling series events, Park Jefferson will see the Keizer Wheels Championship Sprints take the night off to allow the Racesavers a chance for featured billing. Gates open at 5 pm with racing at 7 pm. Adults are $12, Seniors 70+ are $5 and Children are $2. The Budweiser clubhouse will be open and a clubhouse pass can be added to any ticket for $12.

Schaeffer Oil Sport Modifieds
1 Todd Boulware Jefferson, SD 14
2 Jeff Brunssen Lemars, IA 00X
3 Karl Brewer Vermillion, SD 13K
4 Jim Thies Mapleton, IA 23
5 Zach Van Voorst Canton, SD 56

SignMasters Modifieds
1 Thor Anderson Rock Valley, IA 41
2 Bob Moore Sioux City, IA 48
3 Rick Stephans 25
4 Jim Thies Mapleton, IA 23
5 Zach Van Voorst Canton, SD 56

J&J Fitting Stock Cars
1 Elijah Zevenbergen Ocheyeden, IA 66Z
2 Zach Olivier Sioux Falls, SD 71
3 Tony Ritterbush Dunlap, IA 02
4 Paul Wenzlaff Yankton, SD 10X
5 Greg Taylor Sioux City, IA 55

Hobby Stocks
1 Dustin Gulbrandson Sioux Falls, SD 6
2 Craig Clift Sioux City, IA 77
3 David Miller Sioux City, IA 29M
4 Aaron Shearn Sioux City, SD 58
5 Nick Schilling 717

Fox 620 Sport Compacts
1 Jake Newsom Sioux City, IA 423
2 Tyler Thompson Sioux City, IA 15
3 David Bates 13B
4 Brody Spreng Sioux City, IA 27S
5 Cullen Gossage Onawa, IA 21M

Keizer Wheels Champsionship Sprints
1 Jack Dover Springfield, NE 53
2 Cody Ledger Omaha, NE 35L
3 Brandon Stevenson Holstein, IA 29
4 Donovan Peterson Brookings, SD 86
5 Talor Forbes Harrisburg, SD 48

 

 

CARSON SHORT RACES TO VICTORY IN MIDWEST MADNESS

Haubstadt, IN - May 13, 2017 - “Midwest Madness” thrived at Tri-State
Speedway Saturday night. The Midwest Sprint Car Series shared the
spotlight with the winged sprint cars of the Midwest Open Wheel
Association. It was an all sprint car program with all out racing
and lots of action for the spectators to watch.
The 25 lap MSCS Sprint Car feature was a battle with the dynamic duo
of Brady Short and Carson Short leading the pack and challenging for
the lead at every opportunity the quick quarter mile of turns
provided. Carson Short would win his second career feature at the
speedway and first in MSCS sanctioned competition.
Carson Short had a perfect night in MSCS competition. He set the
overall fast time during group qualifying with a 13.427 seconds. He
also won his heat race. And how did it feel in winning the feature?
“Pretty good! I didn’t look back. I am sure Brady was on my tail.
It takes a lot to get everything right.” For this race the efforts
of the Marion, IL, driver and crew was perfect! The RCM Motorsports
DRC, Spec powered sprinter is sponsored by Bass Restoration and owned
by Richard Short.
Brady Short would eventually find himself in heavier lapped traffic
to record a second place finish. Former MSCS Rookie of the Year
Brandon Morin claimed third with an exceptional run that gave him
that podium finish. Morin also won the first heat. Kyle Cummins
improved spot after spot after starting twelfth to finish fourth in
the feature. Chet Williams held on in a battle for the final top
five spot.
Brian Karraker rode to a sixth place finish in his first MSCS
appearance of the year. Following in order were Brandon Mattox,
James Lyerla, Ben Knight, and Doc Wallace.
Jadon Rogers would claim the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award in recovering from
an early race spin in turn two to finish 11th.
James Lyerla started last on the field and raced up to an eighth
place finish to claim the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the
Race Award. That effort was made possible following repairs to the
car between the heat and the feature. Lyerla had rolled his car over
in the second heat race.
Kent Schmidt experienced an alarming incident that added instant
suspense to an already exciting event. He was running fourth in the
main and closing in on a top five finish when his car suddenly
stopped and erupted in flames on the front stretch. With minimal
time to get out, the flames followed him as he exited the cockpit.
Apparently he avoided injury. Efforts to extinguish the stubborn
fire were finally realized after the car was pulled into the infield.
Four drivers pulled double duty. MSCS drivers Carson Short and Kyle
Cummins brought two cars. Dakota Jackson and Eric Perrott worked to
make the changes in the pit area to race one car with both series.
MSCS will be in action twice on Memorial Day Weekend. Saturday May
27th the series will make it’s second appearance of the season at the
Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN. Then the series will
return to Tri-State Speedway to race on Sunday May 28th. Features
both nights pay $2,500 to win.

Race Coverage Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

PRICE-MILLER TAKES THE MOWA FEATURE

Parker Price Miller from Kokomo, IN, was victorious in the second 25
lap feature at Tri-State Speedway which was held for the MOWA Winged
Sprint Cars. Veteran Brad Loyet would finish second. Loyet was just
1.2 seconds off the winner’s pace. Andy McElhannon, Aaron Bruns, and
Dakota Jackson would round out the top five.
The second five for the MOWA feature included Mike Terry Jr., Carson
Short, Kyle Cummins, Kody Kinser, and Jim Moughan. Twenty-one cars
started the feature and twelve finished on the lead lap. Jackson,
Short, and Cummins had also competed with MSCS. Dakota Jackson
turned in the best performance of the three with the wing.
Three heat races were held. Kyle Cummins, Spencer Bayston, and Paul
May won those 10 lap events. Heat race action put two cars in the
trailer early. At one point a red flag was needed for cars flipping
on the same lap on both ends of the speedway.
The MOWA Sprint Cars will return to race at Tri-State Speedway on
July 2. MSCS and the UMP Modifieds will also be racing to provide
fans with a triple header!

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway

SUMMARY
“MIDWEST MADNESS”
Tri-STATE Speedway
Haubstadt, IN
May 13, 2017

HOOSIER TIRE MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES:
(19 Entries)

Overall Fastest Qualifier - 21 Carson Short 13.427 seconds

First Heat - 98 Brandon Morin, 11p Brady Short, 10 Aric Gentry, 66 Jadon
Rogers, 27 Brian Wallace,
45K Ben Knight, 22v Shelby Van Gilder, 2J Jeff
Pritchett, 45 Eric Perrott, 3 Dakota Jackson

Second Heat - 21 Carson Short, 23 Brian Karraker, 5K Kent Schmidt, 38 Chet
Williams,
28 Brandon Mattox, 21x Kyle Cummins, 17 Kendall
Ruble, 11 James Lyerla,
79 Matt Humphrey DNS

Feature (25 Laps - 21 Carson Short, 11p Brady Short, 98 Brandon Morin, 21x
Kyle Cummins,
38 Chet Williams, 23 Brian Karraker, 28
Brandon Mattox, 11 James Lyerla,
45K Ben Knight, 27 Brian Wallace, 66 Jadon
Rogers, 22v Shelby Van Gilder,
2J Jeff Pritchett, 45 Eric Perrott, 5K Kent
Schmidt, 17 Kendall Ruble, 10 Aric Gentry,
3 Dakota Jackson

MOWA WINGED SPRINTS:
(23 Entries)

Fastest Qualifier - 3G Carson Macedo 12.538 seconds

First Heat - 3c Kyle Cummins, 44 Aaron Bruns, 21 Carson Short, 6R Ryan
Bunton,
42M Andy McElhannon, 3G Carson Macedo, 91 Cale Thomas,
57 George Crawford

Second Heat - 39 Spencer Bayston, 84 Brandon Hanks, 4K Kody Kinser, 85
Mike Terry Jr.,
23d Trey Datweiler, 30 Kerry Kinser, 45 Eric
Perrott, 79J Jacob Patton

Third Heat - 71M Paul May, 3 Dakota Jackson, 2 Parker Price-Miller, 05
Brad Loyet, 42 Cory Bruns,
1M Jim Moughan, 52F Logan Faucon

Feature (25 Laps) - 2 Parker Price-Miller, 05 Brad Loyet, 42M Andy
McElhannon, 44 Aaron Bruns,
3 Dakota Jackson, 85 Mike Terry Jr., 21
Carson Short, 3C Kyle Cummins,
4K Kody Kinser, 1M Jim Moughan, 39 Spencer
Bayston, 91 Cale Thomas,
6R Ryan Bunton, 23d Trey Datweiler, 42 Cory
Bruns, 52F Logan Faucon,
79J Jacob Patton, 45 Eric Perrott, 30 Kerry
Kinser, 84 Brandon Hanks, 71M Paul May

 

 

Double-X Speedway California, MO May 14, 2017

The mother's day version of Sunday Night Thunder saw race fans enjoying the hometown, family friendly atmosphere that Double-X Speedway has become known for. Visiting with friends and spending family time together are what race fans have come to expect. Fans in attendance Sunday night were given the privilege of seeing Corey Nelson put on a masterful display of driving in the Sprint feature. After a series of minor incidents and failed starts, Nelson took the advantage at the drop of the green and he would lead the entire feature event. Crossing under the checkered flag with about a straightaway lead over second place Jonathan Cornell, Nelson looked like he was on cruise control. It was a hard fought runner up for Cornell as he had been chasing Tyler Blank for 24 laps. Mounting a pass was a challenge for the driver of the 28 as he could find no traction anywhere but on the cushion. Making a pass for the spot on the white flag lap propelled Cornell to second, relegating Blank to third. Lanny Carpenter made his season debut coming home fourth. Tyler Elliott and Bailey Elliott completed the competitors for the night. Blank claimed the heat race for the evening.

In the 600cc Micro Sprint division Miles Paulus convincingly claimed the victory in the feature event. The star of the race may well have been second pace finisher Jack Wagner. The Lone Jack, MO driver kept his car on the cushion as he began his march to the runner up spot from the eighth starting spot. Wagner used several laps stalking Gunner Ramey before making the pass in the closing laps. Ramey came home third, Jackson Frisbie was fourth, Kaitlyn Boland came across fifth. Claiming the sixth through tenth spots were: Braydon Cromwell, Brian Wood, Travis Arnold, Braydon Renfro and Gregory Bledsoe respectively. Completing the field were Samuel Wagner in 11th, Garret Williamson 12th, Nick Rasa 13th and Kameron Key 14th. Ramey and Paulus claimed their respective heat races.

It was a veteran in victory lane in the Hobby Stock division claiming the feature victory. 16 year veteran Mike Schrader passed early leader Chuck Coffey on the high side and won in fine fashion. It was a celebration for the veteran as he crossed under the waving checkered flag. Last week's feature winner Coffey claimed the second position, Chris Brockert was third, Drew Tully finshed fourth and Jeremiah Wallingford was fifth. Kevin Prall was credited with sixth. David Richardson was also in competition but was unable to start the feature. Coffey claimed the heat race win.

In the street stock feature it became a family affair at the front of the field. After a yellow flag on lap 10, fans were treated to the dirt track version of a "father-daughter" dance as Harlan Dowell had been leading since the drop of the green. His daughter Destiny had moved into the second position. However, for the next five laps, dad would continue to lead and show the fast line around the clay oval. Destiny would claim second, "Veteran" Dennis Scheperle claimed third having a lot of fun while doing so, Evan Hays finished fourth and Mark Davis rounded out the field for the evening in fifth. Harlan Dowell also claimed the heat race victory.

Racing action continues next Sunday night, gates open at 5, racing starts at 7:30. Also remember we are just two weeks away from our annual "Tribute to Jesse", Jesse Hockett memorial race. The ASCS Warrior region will be on hand along with the regular classes. Jack Hockett is also working on putting together a "Non Wing" Challenge as a special addition to the night's card.

 

 

Shouse Repeats in Sprint Series of Oklahoma Action!

Elk City, Oklahoma – May 13, 2017 - Defending series champion Andy Shouse from Mustang, Oklahoma started on the pole and led every lap in claiming his second straight Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products feature of the season as the tour made their first of two appearances of the year at Elk City Speedway in Elk City, Oklahoma on Saturday night.

By virtue of the redraw, Shouse and Jerry Jumper started on the front row for the twenty-lap feature with Shouse having taken the lead as the green flag fell. The race quickly went caution when Brandon Long spun at the top of turn four.

On the complete restart, Shouse again jumped out into the lead with fourth starting Steven Shebester, Tristan Oakes, Chad Koch and Blake Dacus the top five after the first lap was complete.

The night’s final caution flag fell on lap five when Long and Cody Jarvis got together entering turns one and two with both drivers suffering a DNF.

Shouse again throttled away from the field on the final restart with Shebester and Oakes continuing their battle for the runner-up position. Shebester, making only his second start aboard the Pete Haskins owned #16s sprinter, would fall back to fifth when he executed a 360 spin in turns three and four on lap eight.

At the races midway point it was still Shouse holding a full straightaway advantage over Oakes while Dacus and Koch battled for the third position. Slower cars would look to pose a challenge to the leader but the reigning IMCA National Sprint Car champion never missed a beat and went on to cruise to his second straight series victory and third career with SSO.

Oakes and Dacus finished a career best second and third respectively with eighth starting Chad Koch coming home fourth. Shebester would settle for a fifth-place finish.

Jake Martens of Fairview, who came into the night with a slim 14-point lead over Long despite not reaching victory lane, struggled during his heat race causing him to start 18th. Martens had his Myers Racing Engines powered Eagle chassis set up perfectly as he worked his way through the field to finish sixth.

The three, eight lap heat races for the nineteen-car field were won by Koch, Waddell and Shebester.

For the fourth week in a row, the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products will be in action, coming up this Friday night, May 19, at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore in a co-sanctioned event with the Sprint Series of Texas.

SSO officials would like to welcome Smiley’s Racing Products for becoming presenting partner with the series as they will be giving $1000 cash to the 2017 SSO champion.

The series would also like to thank the following for climbing aboard as contingency partners with the series for 2017: Hoosier Racing Tires, Danny Holloway, Martens Machine Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotech Race Cells, Outlaw Wings, Keizer Wheels, Bishops Racing Products and Messmer Racing.

Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Elk City Speedway/Elk City, Oklahoma

May 13, 2017

19 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Chad Koch, 2) Andy Shouse, 3) Tyler Schwartz, 4) Cody Whitworth, 5) Blake Green, 6) Loyd Clevenger, 7) Chase Smith

2rd Heat: 1) Shayla Waddell, 2) Brandon Long, 3) Blake Dacus, 4) Jerry Jumper, 5) Warren Fields, 6) Justin Mowery

3rd Heat: 1) Steven Shebester, 2) Tristan Oakes, 3) Blake Scott, 4) Justin Fisk, 5) Cody Jarvis, 6) Jake Martens

A Feature (25 Laps): 1) Andy Shouse (1), 2) Tristan Oakes (5), 3) Blake Dacus (6), 4) Chad Koch (8), 5) Steven Shebester (4), 6) Jake Martens (18), 7) Shayla Waddell (7), 8) Cody Whitworth (11), 9) Blake Scott (9), 10) Blake Green (12), 11) Loyd Clevenger (16), 12) Justin Fisk (14), 13) Todd Schwartz (10), 14) Jerry Jumper (2), 15) Warren Fields (15), 16) Chase Smith (19), 17) Cody Jarvis (13), 18) Brandon Long (3), 19) Justin Mowery (17)

Lap leaders: Shouse 1-20

Saldana Racing Products: Steven Shebester

Keizer Wheels: Jake Martens

Pyrotech Fuel Cells: Chad Koch

Competition Suspension Inc.: Shayla Waddell

 

 

Dave Shullick Jr., Dave Danzer Take Early Leads in Inaugural Supermodified Triple Crown Championship

OSWEGO, NY (May 14, 2017) – A total of eleven registered cars and drivers took part in the inaugural event of the Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear on Saturday night at Oswego Speedway with TCCS follower Dave Shullick Jr. earning his first career Novelis Supermodified non-wing main event win at the Steel Palace aboard the John Nicotra Racing No. 2.

After setting fast time in group time trials earlier in the evening, a blind draw invert saw Shullick start inside the second row, and utilizing a late race restart with only seven laps remaining Shullick steamed past defending Oswego track champion Michael Barnes to claim the highly anticipated victory.

TCCS Driver of the Year candidate Otto Sitterly finished the night on the podium with TCCS registrants Dave Danzer and Tim Snyder finishing the top five positions.

Fellow TCCS racers Jeff Abold and Mike Muldoon also claimed top ten finishes with runs of 7th and 10th respectively.

Of the six TCCS campaigners finishing in the top ten at Oswego on Saturday, Danzer and Snyder were the highest finishing drivers in Supermodified of the Year candidate machines.

Top ten finishers Abold and Muldoon join Danzer and Snyder in that category as well as Joe Gosek, who finished 12th.

Gosek however had a tough evening in his No. 00 machine, ending the night hard in the first turn wall with heavy front end damage.

Other TCCS racers in the field consisted of Dave Gruel (13th), Joey Payne (15th), Keith Shampine (16th), and Dave McKnight (17th).

Registrants Tim Jedrzejek and Howard Page did not compete in the first event of the season.

By virtue of their solid finishes on Saturday night; Shullick Jr., Sitterly, Danzer, Snyder, and Abold currently sit in the money positions in the Driver of the Year portion of the TCCS championship with a $6,000 winner’s share up for grabs.

On the Supermodified of the Year side the Danzer Racing No. 72 leads Snyder Racing, Team Abold Racing, Muldoon Racing, and Gosek Racing in the top five money paying positions with another $6,000 winner’s share on the line.

In victory lane race winner Shullick was put to the task of drawing a TCCS competitors name out of a hat for a brand new right rear Hoosier Racing Tire. In a bit of irony, Shullick drew his teammate Sitterly’s name as the recipient of the new tire.

The Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear will see four more non-wing Supermodified events at Oswego Speedway and five wing events on the ISMA tour including races at Lancaster Speedway, Stafford Speedway, Sandusky Speedway, and Star Speedway.

The next event of the season or the TCCS is scheduled for Saturday, June 3 at Lancaster Speedway as the ISMA Supermodifieds will be in action.

If interested in helping to support the Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing feel free to contact series promoter Dan Kapuscinski by e-mail at dkapuscinski00@gmail.com or by phone at (315) 708-7544.

To learn more about Oswego Speedway, visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com and be sure to visit www.ismasupers.com for more information on the International Supermodified Association.

About the TCCS: The Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing, a promotional Supermodified series, was formed by Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions in conjunction with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association. The 10-race joint venture, which helps to provide bonus money for Supermodified drivers and owners, would not be possible without the support of Shea Concrete Products, ASI Racewear, A&P Automotive, Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers as well as the support and dedication of the participating TCCS race teams and the loyal Supermodified fan base.

TCCS Race #1 – May 13 – Oswego Speedway Supermodified Feature (50-Laps): 1. 2 - Dave Shullick Jr, 2. 68 - Michael Barnes, 3. 7- Otto Sitterly, 4. 72 - Dave Danzer, 5. - 0 Tim Snyder, 6. 01 - Dan Connors, 7. 05 - Jeff Abold, 8. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 9. 94 - Logan Rayvals, 10. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 11. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 12. 00 - Joe Gosek, 13. 50 - Dave Gruel, 14. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 15. 14 - Joey Payne, 16. 55 - Keith Shampine, 17. 70 - Dave McKnight

Bentley Warren Driver of the Year Standings: (as of May 13) 1. Dave Shullick Jr. – 100* 2. Otto Sitterly – 90 3. Dave Danzer – 87 4. Tim Snyder – 84 5. Jeff Abold – 78 6. Mike Muldoon – 72 7. Joe Gosek – 68 8. Dave Gruel – 66 9. Joey Payne – 62 10. Keith Shampine – 61 11. Dave McKnight – 60 12. Tim Jedrzejek – 0 13. Howard Page – 0

Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year Standings: (as of May 13) 1. 72 Danzer Racing – 87 2. 0 Snyder Racing – 84 3. 05 Team Abold Racing – 78 4. 15 Muldoon Racing – 72 5. 00 Gosek Racing – 68 6. 50 Gruel Racing – 66 7. 14 Penix Racing – 62 8. 55 Osetek Racing – 61 9. 70 Morton Racing – 60 10. 18 Page Racing - 0

Bentley Warren Driver of the Year Roster: (As of May 12) Otto Sitterly (Nicotra No. 7, Bodnar No. 96) Dave Shullick Jr. (Nicotra No. 2, Bodnar No. 95) Jeff Abold (Abold No. 05) Dave McKnight (Morton No. 70) Dave Danzer (Danzer No. 72, Danzer No. 52) Tim Jedrzejek (Danzer No. 72, Lane No. 97) Joe Gosek (Gosek Racing No. 00) Dave Gruel (Gruel Racing No. 50) Howard Page (Page Racing No. 18) Keith Shampine (Osetek Racing Technologies No. 55) Tim Snyder (Snyder Racing No. 0) Mike Muldoon (Muldoon Racing No. 15) Joey Payne (Penix Racing No. 14)

Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year Roster: (As of May 12) Team Abold Racing No. 05 (Driver- Jeff Abold) Gary Morton Racing No. 70 (Driver- Dave McKnight) Danzer Racing No. 72 (Drivers- Dave Danzer, Tim Jedrzejek) Gosek Racing No. 00 (Driver- Joe Gosek) Gruel Racing No. 50 (Driver- Dave Gruel) Page Racing No. 18 (Driver- Howard Page) Osetek Racing Technologies No. 55 (Driver- Keith Shampine) Snyder Racing No. 0 (Driver- Tim Snyder) Muldoon Racing No. 15 (Driver- Mike Muldoon) Penix Racing No. 14 (Driver- Joey Payne)

Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear

Schedule: May 13 – Oswego Speedway 67th Season Opener (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr. June 3 – ISMA Lancaster Speedway (Wing) June 10 – Oswego Speedway Twin 35’s (Non-Wing) June 23 – ISMA Stafford Speedway (Wing) July 1- Oswego Speedway Independence Grand Prix (Non-Wing) July 22 – Oswego Speedway Mr. Suprermodified (Non-Wing)** July 28 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Fast 40 (Wing) July 29 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals (Wing)** September 3 – Oswego Speedway International Classic (Non-Wing)** September 9 – ISMA Star Speedway Classic (Wing)** ** - Indicates Double Point Shows

Feature Points Only, Oswego 100-point format Best (3) Non-Wing finishes, combined with best (3) wing finishes count toward (6) race point total

 

 

Bryan Howland beings his farewell tour with a win at Woodhull Raceway

Contact: Paul Harkenrider

PST Media

(Woodhull, NY) In his final season as a Patriot Sprint Tour competitor, Union Springs, NY driver Bryan Howland picked up his fourth career win at Woodhull Raceway against a very stiff 36 car field.

George Suprick and Steve Collins would bring the field to green with Collins taking the early lead before the first yellow was drawn. Because no laps were complete, the field would return to double file with the original starting grid.

This allowed Howland, who started fourth, to re-strategized his starting approach and power around both Collins and Suprick grabbing the race lead.

Another caution would occur on lap eight when Derek Locke and Ryan Kissinger made contact in the bottom of turn four, Kissinger was able to pull away but Locke would need extra attention.

Prior to that, Howland had met lap traffic allowing Collins to gain some ground on the leader.

Howland would again meet lap traffic on lap 14 eliminating his advantage from Collins and Suprick. Meanwhile, making their charge to the front was Darryl Ruggles, Jared Zimbardi and Cory Sparks who started 9th,10th and 11th, all who were also participants in the Evingham Site Excavation dash.

The three would maneuver by fourth and fifth place drivers, Joe Trenca and Dylan Westbrook and would continue to swap positions in the second half of the event.

Doc Collins would have one more shot at Howland on lap 19 as he would pull even terms with him heading down the back stretch but lap traffic would play victim for Collins, as Howland was able to go on to cruise for the win over Collins, Suprick, Cory Sparks, and Jared Zimbardi.

Darryl Ruggles would score the Evingham Site Excavation Dash win, while Joe Trenca, Paulie Colagiovanni, Bryan Howland, and Steve Collins would win the four qualifying heats. Jason Barney and Dave Just would win the B Mains.

Ryan Kissinger won the Shuttleworth’s 11th place finish award, Derek Jonathan won the Prestige Pool & Spa final finisher award, and Cory Sparks won the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’ award.

The Series now heads west to Raceway 7 in Coneaut, Ohio for its first of two appearances in 2017. Kyle Drum was last season’s winner over Bryan Howland and Justin Barger. Be sure to log onto patriotsprinttour.com and like Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook. You can also follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.

Extra Notes:

The 36 cars who packed into Woodhull Raceway is the most ever in the 18 events ever held at the speedway with drivers representing states from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada. Jonathan Preston unfortunately suffered motor issues during hot laps and was unable to race in his qualifying heat. Scott Kreutter filled in for injured Parker Evans which is his 7th different owner/car he has raced for at Woodhull. Bryan Howland has now won in 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017 at Woodhull. Joe Trenca and Kelly Hebing were kind enough to sign autographs and take pictures for the junior fan club during intermission as well.

The 2017 Patriot Sprint Tour season is brought to you by; A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Evingham Site Excavation Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc, Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography, Fine Touch Collison.

A-Verdi Storage Containers A- Main Results: 1) 51-BRYAN HOWLAND (1), 2) 67- Steve Collins 3) 87- George Suprick 4) 1HD- Cory Sparks 5) 35- Jared Zimbardi 6) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles 7) 98- Joe Trenca 8) 61- Scott Kreutter 9) 47x- Dylan Westbrook 10) 10P- Paulie Colagiovanni 11) 66x- Ryan Kissinger 12) 45- Chuck Hebing 13) 10LC- Kelly Hebing 14) 87*- Jason Barney 15) 47- Kyle Drum 16) 67r- Pete Richardson 17) 89- Robbie Stillwaggon 18) 22s- Shawn Sliter 19) 11- Robbie Shuttleworth 20) 81- Derek Jonathan 21) 77- Derek Locke 22) 2- Steven Hutchinson Jr, 23) 54J- Dave Just 24) X- Dan Bennett

Shuttleworth 11th Place Bonus: 66x- Ryan Kissinger

Casey Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the night:’ 1HD- Cory Sparks

Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher: 81- Derek Jonathan (20th Place)

Lap leaders- Howland 1-25

Heat 1: 98- Joe Trenca 2) 2- Steve Hutchinson Jr 3) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles 4) 10LC- Kelly Hebing 5) 67r- Pete Richardson 6) 1-10- Jake Brown 7) 22r- Mike Koehler 8) 11s- Ryan Stillwaggon 9) 22- Jonathan Preston (DNS)

Heat 2: 1) 10P- Paulie Colagiovanni 2) 61- Scott Kreutter 3) 47- Kyle Drum 4) 66x- Ryan Kissinger 5) 81- Derek Jonathan 6) 89- Robbie Stillwaggon 7) 11-Robbie Shuttleworth 8) 2A-Dave Axton 9) 17z- Josh Azzi

Heat 3: 1) 51- Bryan Howland ,2) 87- George Suprick, 3) 45- Chuck Hebing 4) 22s- Shaun Sliter, 5) 77- Derek Locke 6) 87*- Jason Barney, 7) 54j- Dave Just 8) 99k- Dan Kuhn 9) 80- Chris Steele

Heat 4- 1) 67- Steve Collins 2) 47x- Dylan Westbrook 3) 35- Jared Zimbardi 4) X- Dan Bennet 5) 1HD- Cory Sparks 6) 79- Jordan Thomas 7) 36- Steve Doell 8) 22x- Ethan Preston 9) 66- Erik Karlsen

B-Main 1 (Two Qualify) 1) 54J- Dave Just 2) 11- Robbie Shuttleworth 3) 22- Mike Koehler 4) 79- Jordan Thomas 5) 36- Steve Doell 6) 22x- Ethan Preston 7) 66- Erik Karlsen

B-Main 2 (Two Qualify ) 1) 87*- Jason Barney 2) 89- Robbie Stillwaggon 3) 1-10- Jake Brown 4) 2A- Dave Axton 5) 17z- Josh Azzi 6) 11- Ryan Stillwaggon

Evingham Site Excavation Dash: 1) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles 2) 35- Jared Zimbardi 3) 1HD- Cory Sparks 4) 47- Kyle Drum 5) 2- Steve Hutchinson 6) 10LC- Kelly Hebing

 

 

Becerra and Masengarb Score Back-to-Back Wins at 34 Raceway

by Brian Neal West Burlington, IA (Saturday, May 13, 2017) - Saturday, May 13th was a beautiful night for racing at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, as it was Victory Lane Suspensions night at the races. At the end of the evening two drivers won back-to-back features at the track, while four picked up their first wins of the season and another won his second of the season at the track.

The fans were treated to an extra feature race on the night, as the make-up Sonny's Markey 4 Cylinder feature from May 6th was completed first from lap 4. Brandon Lambert would inherit the lead when race leader Austen Becerra and second place runner Jake Dietrich didn't return. Lambert held the lead on the restart, with Larry Miller and James Roose close behind. The action was slowed on lap 7 when Ron Kibbe stopped in turn 1 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Lambert jumped back out front, with Kimberly Abbott, who recovered from the spin on the start of the race, taking over second. Abbott tried to work under Lambert over the final 4 laps, but Lambert was able to hold her off to claim his first win of the season at the track. Abbott was 2nd, Roose was 3rd, Miller was 4th, with Jerrod Nichols recovering from the first lap spin to come back up to finish in 5th.

Up next was the 15 lap Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMod feature, with Randy LaMar and Tom Lathrop leading the field to green. Lathrop took advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1 over Jacob Whittington and Austen Becerra, who started 7th. Becerra then took over the runner up spot on lap 2, and then went to work on Lathrop for the lead. The action was slowed for the first time on lap 4, when John Oliver Jr., who was running 3rd, spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Dustin Ravelin spun in turn 4 to bring the yellow light back on. The following restart saw Becerra slipped under Lathrop to grab the top spot away. Two laps later, lap 7, Shawn Slaughter spun in turn 2 and collected Whittington to bring out the final caution of the race. Becerra once again jumped back out front on the restart, with Sean Wyett, who started 6th, and Kyle Hill, who started 9th, close behind. On this night there was no catching Becerra, as he pulled away to pick up his second win in a row at 34 Raceway. Wyett was 2nd, Hill was 3rd, Oliver Jr. recovered from his lap 4 spin to come back up to finish 4th, with Scott Williams coming home in 5th.

Damien Getchell and Colton Fisher led the field to green in the 20 lap WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprint feature, with Fisher jumping out front on lap 1 over Getchell and Andy Krieger. Getchell would slip under Fisher on lap 2 to take over the top spot, and then was slowed on lap 4 when Rob Pohren spun in turn 3 to bring out the caution. On the restart Fisher used the middle groove of the track to grab the lead back, with Jake Glasgow following into second. On lap 7 Glasgow slipped under Fisher to take the lead away, as Dave Getchell, who started 9th, followed him into second. One lap later, lap 8, Dave Getchell made the move under Glasgow to take over the top spot. Dave Getchell then started to pull away from the field, when the second and final caution of the race appeared on lap 16. This time Wyatt Wilkerson would slow to a stop down the front stretch to bring out the yellow. Dave Getchell once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Glasgow and Krieger close behind. Dave Getchell then led the final 4 laps to claim his first win of the season at the track. Glasgow was 2nd, Krieger was 3rd, Shane Quam finished 4th after starting in 11th, with Jarrod Schneiderman coming from 10th to finish in 5th.

The 20 lap Pepsi IMCA Stock Car feature was up next, with Kevin Weak and Jason Cook, being moved to the outside of the front row when Derek Schwandt elected to go to the back, leading the field to green. Just as the green flag waved the caution light would come on, as Weak spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Cook moved out front to lead lap 1 over Ray Raker and Jake Wenig. John Oliver Jr., who started 10th, used the top of the track to move into second on lap 3, and then went to work on Cook for the lead. The battle up front became a three car battle on lap 7, when Tom Bowling Jr., who started 9th, moved into third. Coming off turn 4 to complete lap 11 Oliver Jr. used the momentum off the top of the track to grab the top spot away from Cook. Cook then had to fight off Bowling Jr. for the runner up spot, as the two stayed close to Oliver Jr. Coming off turn 4 to get the checkered flag Cook looked under Oliver Jr. for the lead, while Bowling Jr. looked under Cook for second. But Oliver Jr. was able to edge out Cook to pick up his second win of the season at 34 Raceway. Cook held on for 2nd, Bowling Jr. settled for 3rd, Raker was 4th, with Chad Krogmeier finishing 5th.

Austin Bowling and Scott Sappington Jr. made up the front row for the 12 lap Sunoco Fuel Mod Lite feature, with Sappington Jr. jumping out front to lead lap 1 over Devon Rouse and Jason Masengarb, who started 5th. Masengarb would use the bottom of the track to slip under Sappington Jr. on lap 2 to take over the top spot. The fast pace Masengarb was setting allowed him to pull away from the field, as the battle was heating up for second. Without a caution there was no catching Masengarb, who cruised to his second win in a row at the track. R.J. Gonzalez, who started 8th, took second on the last lap, Rouse was 3rd, Erin Turner was 4th, with Sappington Jr. holding on for 5th.

Up next was the 20 lap Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modified feature, with Blake Woodruff and Mitch Boles leading the field to green. Woodruff took advantage of his starting spot to lead lap 1 over Dustin Smith and Dugan Thye. The action up front was slowed for the first time on lap 3, when Boles spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Brandon Rothzen, who started 9th and was running 3rd, spun in turn 3 from contact from Smith to bring the caution light back on. The following restart saw Dennis LaVeine, who started 8th, slipping under Woodruff to take the top spot away. After the completion of lap 4 another caution appeared, as Chadwick Giberson spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Darrow Lillie spun in turn 1 to bring the yellow light back on. The following restart saw LaVeine move back out front, with Woodruff and Bobby Six, who started 7th, close behind. Woodruff used the momentum off the top of the track coming out of turn 4 to grab the lead away from LaVeine on lap 6. Then one lap later, lap 7, the action was slowed for debris down the front stretch. The caution light would come back on on the restart, as Creston Williams spun in turn 1.

On the following restart Woodruff moved back out front, with LaVeine and Six close behind. With Woodruff working to hold off LaVeine, Rothzen was working his way back to the front after the spin on lap 3. The action was slowed on lap 10, when debris in turn 1 brought out the yellow. Once again Woodruff grabbed the lead on the restart, with LaVeine and Bill Roberts Jr. recovering from changing a flat tire on the lap 3 caution to move into third. The action was slowed for the final time on lap 13, when Boles spun in turn 2 to bring out his second solo caution to end his night. On the restart Woodurff moved back out front, with LaVeine and Rothzen following. Woodruff the went on to lead the final 7 laps to pick up his first win of the season at 34 Raceway. LaVeine was 2nd, Roberts Jr. edged out Rothzen for 3rd, with Six coming home in 5th.

The final feature to take to the track was the 12 lap Sonny's Market 4 Cylinders, with Randy Magnuson and Ron Kibbe on the front row. Kibbe took advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Magnuson and Jerrod Nichols. Just after the completion of lap 1 the first caution came out, as Magnuson spun in front of the field in turn 3 and collected Brandon Lambert, James Roose and Cody VanDusen to bring out the yellow. On the restart Kibbe jumped back out front, with Kimberly Abbott, who started 8th, and Nichols following. Abbott then tried to work under Kibbe over the next 4 laps, when the action was slowed. Lisa Benningfield slowed to a stop down the front stretch to bring out the yellow. Kibbe again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Abbott and Nichols close behind. Abbott again tried to work under Kibbe over the final laps, but Kibbe was able to hold her off to claim his first win of the season at the track. Abbott settled for 2nd, Nichols was 3rd, Larry Miller was 4th, with David Prim finishing 5th.

Coming up next week, Saturday, May 20th, at 34 Raceway is Casebine Credit Union Night. The WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints, Victory Lane Suspension IMCA Modifieds, Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars, Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMods, IMRA Midgets, and Sonny's Market 4 Cylinders will all be in action on the night.

Pit gates will open at 4:30 PM, the grandstands at 5 PM, hot laps at 6:30 PM, and racing at 7 PM. Grandstand admission will be $10 for adults, seniors (60+) and students will be $8, and kids 10 & under FREE! Pit passes will be $25.

For more information about 34 Raceway you can visit the tracks website at www.34raceway.com, like them of Facebook, or download their new AP on your cell phone.

OFFICIAL RESULTS 34 Raceway, West Burlington, IA Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Victory Lane Suspensions Night

WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints

A-Feature: 1. Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA; 2. Jake Glasgow, West Burlington, IA; 3. Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA; 4. Shane Quam, Burlington, IA; 5. Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA; 6. Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA; 7. Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA; 8. Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL; 9. Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA; 10. Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA; 11. Bailey Goldesberry, Springfield, IL; 12. Matt Krieger, Burlington, IA; 13. Rob Pohren, Lowell, IA; 14. Nick Guernsey, Burlington, IA; 15. Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA; 16. Gary Bonar, Burlington, IA; 17. Damian Getchell, Sperry, IA; 18. Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA; 19. Travis Porter, Rock Island, IL (DNS); 20. Travis Pence, Stronghurst, IL (DNS)

Heat 1: 1. Shane Quam; 2. Jake Glasgow; 3. Nick Guernsey; 4. Daniel Bergquist; 5. Rob Pohren; 6. Matt Krieger; 7. Travis Porter (DNS)

Heat 2: 1. Dave Getchell; 2. Ben Wagoner; 3. Bailey Goldesberry; 4. Colton Fisher; 5. Ryan Jamison; 6. Brayden Gaylord; 7. Travis Pence (DNS)

Heat 3: 1. Tanner Gebhardt; 2. Damian Getchell; 3. Jarrod Schneiderman; 4. Andy Krieger; 5. Wyatt Wilkerson; 6. Gary Bonar


 

Josh Boller records first UMP Modified feature win at Lincoln Park Speedway - Shane Cockrum claims sprint car victory; Steve Peeden and Scott Crouch pick up wins

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor

PUTNAMVILLE – Illinois native Shane Cockrum battled the competition through a caution with one lap remaining in the sprint car feature at Lincoln Park Speedway to claim the win at the Putnamville oval. Josh Boller pulled away over the final five laps to pick up his first career modified victory. Steve Peeden won his third UMP Super Stock feature at LPS this season, Scott Crouch was the bomber feature winner and Rod Henning on the Midwest Mini Sprint Association feature. Thirty-four UMP Modifieds were in the pits at Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday night. A stout field presented a challenge for Greencastle’s Boller, who had made several modified starts in the past. Boller opened the night with a heat race win along with Tim Prince, Richie Lex and James Walters. Walters and Prince started on the front row of the A-main with Boller and Lex behind them. Once the field went green it was Prince and Boller door-to-door for the first five laps before Boller darted to the lead on lap nine coming out of turn two. Once he had the lead outright, Boller set the pace for the final half of the 20-lap feature. The top-three of Boller, Prince and Lex built a solid lead over the rest of the field as Walters and Travis Shoulders fought for the fourth spot midway through the main event. Kenny Carmichael held a small advantage over Brook Cooper and Roy Bruce. As the laps ticked off, Boller began to pull away to a comfortable margin. However, a caution with three laps remaining brought the remainder of the field back to his bumper. When the green flag came back out, Boller got a strong start and made it stick for the victory followed by Lex, Prince, Carmichael Sr. and Shoulders in the top-five. In the sprint car A-main Brent Beauchamp and Shane Cockrum started on the front row ahead of AJ Hopkins and Max McGhee. Hopkins and Beauchamp set the early pace as Cockrum and McGhee followed ahead of Casey Shuman. However, it was a slick dive by Hopkins that brought him to the lead five laps into the 25-lap feature. Hopkins set a sizzling pace for the next eight laps as Beauchamp pulled even by lap 10 ahead of McGhee. On lap 13, Hopkins took the low line into turn one and got turned around as his night ended prematurely. Beauchamp had nowhere to go and was collected and forced to the back of the field at the midway point. Once the field took the green flag again, Cockrum set the pace as McGhee gave chase along with Jeff Bland with Shuman in tow. Beauchamp worked his way back through the field to get back into contention as a caution flew with five laps remaining. Over the final five laps, Cockrum held down the top spot, but hooked the cushion coming out of turn four with one lap to go. Both McGhee and Bland closed the gap and made a serious challenge during the final circuit, but Cockrum took the checkered flag. Bland, McGhee, Beauchamp and Shuman wrapped up the top-five. Peeden proved to be dominant in the UMP Super Stock A-main. Wes McClara and Peeden were the heat race winners on Saturday night and started on the front row. Starting outside of Wes McClara, Peeden worked to the lead several laps into the race and pulled away to a sizable victory as McClara held off the hard charging Larry Raines and Cullen Goodman. Doug McCullough claimed the fifth spot. In the bomber feature, Scott Crouch started on the front row and made his starting position stick as he came home with the victory. The Danville native held off Jordan Almanza throughout the duration of the race as Megan Cavaness held down the third spot. CJ Bryan raced forward from 14th to place fourth ahead Cody Wright. Rod Henning came home with the victory in the Midwest Mini Sprint Association feature.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. Jeff Bland Jr., .3. Max McGhee, 4. Brent Beauchamp, 5. Casey Shuman, 6. Matt McDonald, 7. Koby Barksdale, 8. Billy Cribbs, 9. Joe Ligouri, 10. Eric Burns, 11. Lukas Smith, 12. Kent Christian, 13. Hunter O’neal, 14. Brady Ottinger, 15. Chris Phillips, 16. Bill Rose, 17. AJ Hopkins, 18. Mike Gass, 19. Ryan Freeland, 20. Nate McMillin, 21. Parker Frederickson, 22. Mitch Wissmiller

 

Gio Scelzi passes Sean Becker off final corner to win Placerville Speedway KWS-NARC feature on Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – May 13, 2017…The Placerville Speedway has a reputation of providing late-race drama whenever the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series is on hand and that certainly proved true once again on Saturday, as Fresno’s Gio Scelzi executed a final corner pass of Sean Becker for an exhilarating victory.

The 15-year-old rising star was making just his second ever start at the quarter-mile, after bringing home a runner up finish during his debut on April 15. The victory on Saturday also made him the youngest winner in KWS-NARC history at 15-years and five-months old, beating out Zach Zimmerly, who had held the honor at 16-years and one-month old.

“This is pretty unbelievable right now,” said an exuberant Scelzi after leaping from his Roth Motorsports No. 83jr machine. “I didn’t think I’d be able to get Sean (Becker) but I could see him get a little out of shape coming for the white flag and that gave me the shot I needed. I just went up there and made a hero move around the outside and luckily came out on top at the line. I can’t thank this Roth Motorsports team enough for giving me a great car to drive.”

At the waving of the green flag in the 30-lap feature Scelzi inched to the lead, but off turn two it was Sean Becker who made the move down low to grab the top spot. Roseville’s Willie Croft was also able to sneak by for second, prior to a caution waving on lap-two. Another yellow on lap five, followed by a red flag on lap seven slowed the flow early on, but once some green flag laps were put together the action was fast and furious.

Becker was doing a tremendous job out front, while Scelzi charged back around Croft at the midway point for second.

Scelzi then closed in on Becker, as lapped traffic was causing havoc on the tight bullring. An almost major moment in the race occurred on lap 24 when lapped cars came together just ahead of the leaders. Becker took evasive action however, going over the edge of the speedway to avoid the stopped cars and was able to maintain the top spot.

One final caution then took place on lap 28 to set up a green-white-checkered restart, in which Scelzi made the improbable move off turn four coming to the Ed Entz checkered flag. With the crowd on their feet he was able to drive around Becker and nip him at the line by just 0.069 seconds for the win.

Despite being disappointed the runner up finish capped a solid weekend for Becker, who earned his 100th career sprint car win the night before in Chico. Campbell’s Bud Kaeding made a strong late-race run to come home in third, with Paradise’ Kyle Hirst and Croft rounding out the top-five. Completing the top-10 were Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Kingsburg’s Cory Eliason, Hanford’s DJ Netto, Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid and Fremont’s Shane Golobic.

A total of 23 King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Cars signed into the pit area. Gio Scelzi captured the Dash, while heat race wins went to Bud Kaeding, Andy Forsberg and DJ Netto. Gio Scelzi also started the night by setting fast time with a lap of 10.541 around the quarter-mile.

The companion Pure Stock main event was captured by reigning track champion Nick Baldwin, who got the jump on the field and never looked back. The special non-point show was Baldwin’s first victory of the 2017 season at Placerville Speedway. Dwight Bolton did get within striking distance at one point, but had to settle for second at the stripe, followed by Jay Bryant, Jesse Van Roenkel and Jeff Sly in the top-five.

Nine Pure Stocks were on hand Saturday with the lone heat race picked off by Jeff Sly.

The Placerville Speedway will return to action on Saturday May 20 for Big Trophy Night at the quarter-mile. Divisions on hand next weekend will include the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. The night marks Red Hawk Casino championship point race number four.

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HESS JR. & PALKER RETURN TO NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY IN WINNING FORM; DAUGHERTY IS 2 FOR 2; CROWE WINS 1ST EVER FEATURE

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, May 13, 2017

By Mike Swanger

After 2 weeks of rain outs, everyone was ready for racing at NAPA Wayne County Speedway on Pepsi night as the fans were treated to some great race action in all four divisions. The Kars Connection Super Late Models were the highlight class as they were competing in the Attica Raceway Park/ NAPA WCS Late Model Series. Two time series champ Ryan Markham and last years NAPA WCS champion Brad Malcuit would bring the field to the green flag with Malcuit taking the top spot. Markham would hold second until lap 4 when Matt Lux took over and on the next circuit, 6th starting Dave Hess Jr. would take third from Markham as JR Gentry, Doug Drown and Charlie Duncan followed. After a lap 7 caution for a spun Al Farris, the intensity of the race picked up as Malcuit would continue to lead with Lux and Hess Jr. going back and forth for second, right on Malcuit's rear bumper. Markham, Gentry, Drown and Duncan all were bunched together changing positions on each lap as they were right behind the three front runners. Weaving their way through the back markers Hess Jr. would take second and rode the back of Malcuit just past the 1/2 way mark with Drown and Gentry moving into the top five on lap 17. On lap 22, Malcuit would slip high in turn three and Hess Jr. jumped on Malcuit's bobble to take the lead with Lux also getting by Malcuit. The next lap would see the race's second and last caution when Andrew Myers spun right before turn three and Drown and Gentry would hit each other trying to avoid the spun car with Drown receiving a flat tire in the contact and ending his run. Hess Jr. would hold off Lux for the win in the final laps with Malcuit taking third and Gentry and Markham filling out the top five. For Hess Jr., it would be his 1st win at NAPA WCS since his World of Outlaw Late Model win back in May of 2013 as the Waterford Pa. driver and his Car Smile Wiper Blades, Hess' Garage and Salvage and Car Go Auto Parts #44 was tuning up for the World of Outlaw Late Model show in two weeks. Hess Jr., Markham and Gentry claimed the heat race wins.

After running a couple of seasons on the Arctic Cat All Star tour, West Salem's Andrew Palker returned to NAPA WCS, where he was the track champion in 2012 and 2013, and would go flag to flag for the win in the Fisher Performance Sprint feature. With four caution flags sprinkled in through the race, Palker would always get a good restart on those as the battle was on for second. Early on in the race, Max Stambaugh, Dean Jacobs and TJ Michael would be the contenders for second but Michael's ride would slow on lap four as he would retire to the pits. That would put Brad Haudenschild and 8th starting Danny Mumaw into the top five. After a lap nine caution for a spun Shawn Hubler, Mumaw would find an extra gear as he zoomed past Haudenschild on the restart and drive by Stambaugh on the next lap for third and take second from Jacobs on lap 17. Ralph Engle would bring out the last caution on lap 20 as Mumaw would get a chance at Palker's #57 on the restart but once again Palker would be quick on the drop of the green flag and pull away for the win. Jacobs would hold off Haudenschild for third the final five laps as Stambaugh rounded out the top five. Jacobs, Stambaugh, Jordan Harble and Palker topped the heat races as Tyler Dunn and Clay Riney captured the last chance races for the 33 car field.

Jordan James took the outside front row starting position and set the pace for the opening 18 laps of the Lowes Super Stock feature as early on Gary Hensel Jr. would race his teammate for the lead but on lap seven, 5th starting Bob Daugherty of Mansfield would take second as Paul Holmes came from 12th to take third on the next circuit. The next ten laps would see Daugherty and Holmes go back and forth for second as James stayed out front. Going low in turn three, Daugherty would pull a slide job on James coming out of turn four as the white flag waved to take the lead. At the same time, Holmes slipped in that corner and allowed Gary Hensel Jr. to move into third. James' car sputtered on the last lap that enabled Hensel Jr. and Holmes to get by as they trailed the Char's Cars, McKenzie Concrete and Met's #21d of Daugherty across the finish line. Frank Oriti was fifth. James and Hensel Jr. won the heat races.

The WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks started their season with Brad Hensel grabbing the opening lap lead from his 4th starting spot and set the pace for the first 8 circuits when his car sputtered and Jordan James would drive by but two laps later mechanical problems dropped James out of competition with Ashland's Stephen Crowe taking the point with two laps to go. Crowe's car had problems in the heat race and he had to start 19th in the feature and quietly worked his way through the field and park the Mid Ohio Steel Works, Hoffman Painting and Suburban RV #46 into the Summit Racing victory lane for the first time ever. Trailing Crowe across the finish line was John Doe, Doug Hensel, Wes Staley and Brad Hensel. James, Cory Staley and Katie Sams posted the heat wins.

It was also the first night of action for the drivers to compete for the year long Contingency Connection prizes.

Saturday, May 20th will see the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association roll into NAPA WCS along with the Kar Connection Super Late Models while the Lowes Super Stocks and the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks will be racing the first of their 'Summer Series' races.

The World of Outlaw Craftsman Late Model Series will be in action at Orrville's Historic Oval on Saturday, May 27 with the Lowes Super Stocks. Pre race ticket sales of $25 are on sale on line by going to the World of Outlaw Late Model website or go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com and click on to the link that will take you to the World of Outlaw website. Tickets will be available next Saturday at the track.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, May 13, 2017

KAR CONNECTION SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Dave Hess Jr., Mike Bores, Charlie Duncan, Rick Armstrong, Randy Davis, Brett Bee, Ashlee Todd, Jim Nicely dns

Heat 2 Ryan Markham, Brad Malcuit, Matt Lux, Jim Gingery, Ben Mott, Terry McIntire, Ricky Holderbaum, Andrew Myers

Heat 3 JR Gentry, Matt Latta, Doug Drown, Larry Bellman, Cody Scott, Al Farriss, Blaine Aber

Feature Dave Hess Jr., Matt Lux, Brad Malcuit, JR Gentry, Ryan Markham, Charlie Duncan, Mike Bores, Matt Latta, Cody Scott, Larry Bellman, Rick Armstrong, Ben Mott, Jim Gingery, Blaine Aber, Brett Bee, Randy Davis, Doug Drown, Terry McIntire, Ashlee Todd, Andrew Myers, Al Farriss, Ricky Holderbaum, Jim Nicely dns

FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS

Heat 1 Dean Jacobs, Ralph Engle Jr., Jamie Myers, TJ Michael, Tyler Dunn, Ryan Fredericks, Bill Ault, Bret Barbone, Gary Kriess

Heat 2 Max Stambaugh, Danny Mumaw, Nathan Skaggs, Russ Sansosti, Shawn Hubler, Nick Patterson, Kris Davis, Andy Fike

Heat 3 Jordan Harble, Jared Horstman, Troy Kingan, Steve Butler, Jeremy Duposki, Clay Riney, Eric Williams, Phil Gressman dns

Heat 4 Andrew Palker, Brad Haudenschild, Jordan Ryan, Broc Martin, Dave Dickson, Brian Benson, Dylan Kingan, Jason Dolick

L.C. #1 Tyler Dunn, Shawn Hubler, Nick Patterson, Ryan Fredericks, Kris Davis, Andy Fike, Gary Kriess, Bill Ault, Bret Barbone

L.C. #2 Clay Riney, Jason Dolick, Dave Dickson, Brian Benson, Jeremy Duposki, Eric Williams, Dylan Kingan, Phil Gressman dns

Feature Andrew Palker, Danny Mumaw, Dean Jacobs, Brad Haudenschild, Max Stambaugh, Nathan Skaggs, Jared Horstman, Jordan Ryan, Broc Martin, Jason Dolick, Jamie Myers, Shawn Hubler, Clay Riney, Russ Sansosti, Steve Butler, Troy Kingan, Jordan Harble, Ralph Engle Jr., TJ Michael, Tyler Dunn

LOWES SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Jordan James, Cliff Staley, Todd Sherwin, Chris Albright, Darren Dawson, Todd Gallion, Ryan Tope, Todd Bevilacqua dns

Heat 2 Gary Hensel Jr., Bob Daugherty, Tyler Nicely, Frank Oriti, T A Perrine, Paul Holmes, Don Rutt

Feature Bob Daugherty, Gary Hensel Jr., Paul Holmes, Jordan James, Frank Oriti, Tyler Nicely, T A Perrine, Cliff Staley, Chris Albright, Todd Sherwin, Todd Bevilacqua, Darren Dawson, Don Rutt dns, Todd Gallion dns, Ryan Tope dns

WQKT 104.5 MINI STOCKS

Heat 1 Jordan James, John Doe, Jess Hensel, Jim Burns, Dustin Bedlion, Richard Retton, Stephen Crowe, Taylor Mazzoleni, Wes Staley

Heat 2 Cory Staley, Brad Hensel, Dustin Smith, Brianna Hensel, Randy Gibson, Heather Bender, Doug Hensel, Roger Rush

Heat 3 Katie Sams, Lance Smith, Brent Boreman, Wayne Newbury, Brian Tomblin, Colin Slykhuis, Clayton Evans, Ken Steele

Feature Stephen Crowe, John Doe, Doug Hensel, Cory Staley, Brad Hensel, Randy Gibson, Dustin Smith, Brent Boreman, Lance Smith, Jimmy Burns, Brian Tomblin, Katie Sams, Doug Hensel, Heather Bender, Jess Hensel, Colin Slykhuis, Jordan James, Watne Newbury, Richard Retton, Taylor Mazzoleni dns, Roger Rush dns, Brianna Hensel dns, Clayton Evans dns, Wes Staley dns, Ken Steele dns

 

 

Kerzman Two for Two in Traditional Sprints at Cedar Lake New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (5-13-17)

A huge crowd was on hand at the Cedar Lake Speedway for the annual School Bus Race Night, and the UMSS Traditional sprints were part of this popular evening. Racing for the second time this season, Jeremy Kerzman of Gray Eagle, MN made it two for two when he passed race leader Brad Peterson on lap 10 of the 25 lap feature event. Earning his sixth career TSCS win, Kerzman celebrated with his crew for the second time this season in Rock Auto Victory Lane with the capacity crowd looking on. Kerzman earned a clean sweep for the evening, as he also won his heat race and the dash for cash. Kerzman became the first repeat winner in the five shows that have been run so far.

Seventeen Traditional sprints were on hand and they ran three heat races. Peterson, Kerzman and Joseph Kouba picked up the wins, as all three races ran ten laps nonstop. It was the second dash for cash night of the season, and Kerzman topped Kouba in a spirited battle with the top two finishers in each heat earning starting positions in the six lap dash that paid the winner $150. Jake Kouba saw his evening end early when the rear axle broke in his sprint car half way into the dash, and the resulting damage was too much for repairs to be made in time to start the feature. Jon Lewerer was still experiencing fueling issues and was also scratched for the feature. The top four drivers in passing points from the heats redrew for the first two rows of the main event. Peterson and current point leader Mike Mueller would occupy the front row with a pair of Koubas, Joseph and his uncle Jimmy rolling off from row two. Jimmy and his son Jake Kouba had raced the previous night down at the Jackson Motorplex with the HRA non-winged sprints.

Peterson started strong on the bottom and led the opening lap. The lone caution waved on the second lap when Johnny Parsons, Ty Sampair and Tony Klose were involved in an incident in turns 3-4. Sampair and Klose retired from the race with damage to their cars while Parsons tagged the tail for the restart. The race then ran 24 laps nonstop to the checkers. As the top lane came in, so did Kerzman. Once Kerzman took the lead from Peterson on lap 10, he was never seriously challenged after that but he did not disappear from the field either. Also up top and on the move forward was tenth starter and opening night feature winner Cam Schafer. Schafer, the 2013 series champion, earned the GRP Motorsports $100 Hard Charger Award with a +8 performance for his runner-up finish. Peterson, in just his sixth time behind the wheel of a Traditional sprint, raced to his second third place finish of the season. Jimmy topped Joseph Kouba to round out the top five. Scott Brandt, 2011 series champion Kevin Bradwell from 13th, Blake Anderson, Bryan Roach and Parsons completed the top ten. Making his first-ever start in a former Tommy Kamrath Traditional sprint car, Cody Emmans drove a clean race and was passed by race winner Kerzman on the final lap coming to the checkers. Mike Mueller was running in second when, in somewhat unfamiliar territory, he jumped the cushion in turn four on lap 19 and bounced off the concrete wall. Mueller completed one more lap before pulling into the infield with damage to the rear end of his sprint car and a rare DNF for the "Stacy Slugger."

The Traditional sprints will return to the Cedar Lake Speedway next Saturday night May 20 for a regular weekly program before venturing out on the road for the first time this season. The Traditional sprints will race three times with the UMSS winged sprints over the Memorial Day Weekend, making stops at the Red Cedar Speedway, Rice Lake Speedway and their first-ever appearance at the Eagle Valley Speedway on May 26-28. Keep tabs on all of the UMSS Traditional sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the blue logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway April 29, 2017 (Race #5)

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[5]; 2. 14-Cam Schafer[10]; 3. 93-Brad Peterson[1]; 4. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[4]; 5. 55-Joseph Kouba[3]; 6. 7-Scott Brandt[7]; 7. 95-Kevin Bradwell[13]; 8. 12X-Blake Anderson[12]; 9. 99-Bryan Roach[9]; 10. 12-Johnny Parsons III[6]; 11. 33C-Cody Emmans[15]; 12. (DNF) 87-Mike Mueller[2]; 13. (DNF) 29-Hunter Custer[11]; 14. (DNF) 90-Tony Klose[14]; 15. (DNF) N1-Ty Sampair[8]; (DNS) 6-Jake Kouba; (DNS) 69S-Jon Lewerer Lap Leaders: Peterson 1-9, Kerzman 10-25. Cautions: (1) yellow with 1 lap in for N1, 12, 90 turn 3-4. N1 & 90 out after contact.

GRP Motorsports Hard Charger Award: Cam Schafer +8

Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[2]; 2. 93-Brad Peterson[4]; 3. 87-Mike Mueller[5]; 4. 55-Joseph Kouba[1]; 5. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[3]; 6. (DNF) 6-Jake Kouba[6] Lap Leaders: Kerzman 1, Joseph Kouba 2, Kerzman 3-6. Cautions: (1) yellow with 3 laps scored for 6 car broken axle. Too much damage in rear end of car. Done for the night.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 93-Brad Peterson[1]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba[3]; 3. 12-Johnny Parsons III[5]; 4. 14-Cam Schafer[2]; 5. 12X-Blake Anderson[4]; 6. 95-Kevin Bradwell[6] Lap Leader: Peterson 1-10. No cautions.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[1]; 2. 87-Mike Mueller[4]; 3. 7-Scott Brandt[3]; 4. 29-Hunter Custer[2]; (DNS) 69S-Jon Lewerer; (DQ) 33C-Cody Emmans[5] Lap Leader: Kerzman 1-10. No cautions. 33C light at the scales=DQ. 69s scratched after hot laps with fueling issues.

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 55-Joseph Kouba[2]; 2. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[5]; 3. N1-Ty Sampair[3]; 4. 99-Bryan Roach[4]; 5. 90-Tony Klose[1] Lap Leader Joseph Kouba 1-10. No cautions.

 

Blonde Storms To First MSR Sprint Win Of 2017 At Berlin

Story credit to Jacob Seelman, Must See Racing

MARNE, Mich. – Jason Blonde smoked the field on Saturday night at Berlin Raceway for his first Must See Racing Sprint Car Series win of the season.

Blonde, who started on the outside pole for the night’s 30-lap main event, surged to the top spot in the opening corners and never looked back.

The Litchfield, Mich. native led from start to finish in a caution-free affair that took just seven minutes and 13 seconds to complete, at an average race pace of 109.122 mph.

To add to the dominating performance, Blonde lapped all but the top three cars in scoring his fifth-career series victory.

“I’ll tell you what, this car was absolutely on a rail tonight,” said Blonde in victory lane. “There was a little bit of slipping and sliding tonight, but I didn’t have to do much to this car to keep it where I needed to be, handling-wise. I maybe only pulled the (top) wing back an inch during the 30 laps. If you could hit your marks tonight, you were gonna be alright and even though I got a little high once or twice, we had good grip up there.”

“You never know how traffic is going to go … you can gain a lot of spots or you can lose a lot of time real quick, so I knew I had to get going real quick. I just left it on the floor as long as I could and it paid off tonight.”

Two-time defending series champion Jimmy McCune scored his best-career Berlin finish after several years of struggles at the seven-sixteenths-mile oval, coming home second by .875 of a second.

“I’m not so sure if tonight was a huge step forward for us at this place, but we had a good car,” McCune said. “I just got caught back in the pack, and when someone like Jason gets out in clean air, he usually has pretty smooth sailing.”

“I didn’t catch traffic in a good place all night. I was just in the right place at the wrong time again and again and just kept losing car lengths.”

Canadian Ryan Litt would have started from the pole of the feature, but a motor issue kept him from taking the green flag in his heat race and meant that he was relegated to the rear of the lineup.

He didn’t stay there long.

Litt charged from 15th to eighth in just five laps, picking off car after car one lap at a time in a concerted and focused effort to move through the field.

He ultimately made it to the final step of the podium in third by the finish, but was barely safe on the lead lap, finishing more than 13 seconds adrift of Blonde.

“Tonight was pretty good for us, all things considered. I just needed a caution,” Litt admitted. “My car was really good.”

“I just screwed up before the heat race and put the (fuel feed) pill in backwards, so it’s all my fault that we were even back there in the first place. We should have been on the pole and instead we had to come through traffic. I tried to make it up to my crew and just had too much ground to make up.”

“I strongly feel, if we’d started where we should have tonight, that we’d have had a real shot at winning this one. That’s racing, though.”

Ryan Gillenwater and Anthony McCune completed the top five, ahead of Ike Beasley and first-time polesitter Kyle Edwards.

Fourth-starting Brian Gerster quickly moved into second off the initial green flag and gave chase to Blonde for the first half of Saturday night’s feature, but a failing magneto sent him to the pit area at halfway and ended his chances for a record-tying 17th career victory.

Fast qualifier Bobby Santos met a similar fate, blowing the motor in his Dick Fieler-owned No. 22A just moments before Gerster peeled off into the infield.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series North division returns to action on July 1 at Owosso Speedway.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Berlin Raceway; May 13, 2017

1-800-RADIATOR A-Feature (30 laps): 1. Jason Blonde, 2. Jimmy McCune, 3. Ryan Litt, 4. Ryan Gillenwater, 5. Anthony McCune, 6. Ike Beasley, 7. Kyle Edwards, 8. Jeff Bloom, 9. Teddy Alberts, 10. Jerry Caryer, 11. Chris Randolph, 12. Brian Gerster, 13. Bobby Santos III, 14. Tom Geren, 15. Tom Jewell

 

 

Thomas Takes Win Number Three of 2017

Macon, IL - Picking up right where he left off from the previous night, Tyler Thomas once again stole the show, earning his third POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory of 2017. Starting fifth on a hammer-down Macon Speedway, Thomas didn't take the lead until ten to go in the caution-plagued 30-lap feature event.

Immediately on the start, pole sitter Zach Daum jumped into command, repelling repeated challenges from Rookie of the Year candidate, Logan Seavey. The duo battled for position, with Daum holding point for the first two laps, before relinquishing the lead for the following two laps to Seavey and then taking it back. One of the many cautions that filled the show, seven laps in, Tanner Thorson looped it battling for second, setting up the drive of the night as the Minden, Nevada driver was able to claw his way back to a third place finish when the dust settled.

Thomas navigated his way to second by lap eight, but every time he closed in to make a move, the action slowed for cautions. Closing in on the final ten laps, Thomas patiently waited for the right moment, sliding Daum for the lead and never looking back. Jake Neuman and Logan Seavey rounded out the top five.

"I've got to thank my dad, my mom, Duane Moore, Bobby Barth, Adam Barth," said Tyler Thomas. "Without all these people, I wouldn't be where I am today. Thanks to all of them. This Spike Chassis was on a rail. We've got a really fast Esslinger. And of course, this Advanced Racing Suspension. I was a little worried about the track before the race that they overworked it. It was still pretty fast, but Tanner came back to third so obviously it was racy."

"Second place sure isn't where we want to be," commented Zach Daum. "But this is what it takes to win championships and we want that and that's what Toyota wants, too. Last night we had a rough night; I made a mistake and it cost us a good run. We'll keep putting together these seconds and thirds and hopefully get us a win soon."

"Hat's off to my guys, they gave me an awesome car," stated Tanner Thorson. "I made a mistake there and it probably cost us the win, but I sure hope that was fun for the fans to watch."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 3N - JAKE NEUMAN, Heat 2: 37 - ANDREW FELKER, Heat 3: 5D - ZACH DAUM, Heat 4: 67 - TANNER THORSON

Great Clips Feature Winner: 91T - TYLER THOMAS

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 2. 5D - ZACH DAUM 3. 67 - TANNER THORSON 4. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 5. 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY 6. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 7. 5C - COLTEN COTTLE 8. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 9. 28 - KORY SCHUDY 10. 87C - DALTON CAMFIELD 11. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 12. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 13. 7X - GAGE WALKER 14. 91- TYLER NELSON 15. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 16. 6A - AIDAN ROOSEVANS 17. 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER 18. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 19. 37 - ANDREW FELKER 20. 39 - ZEB WISE 21. 37X - TERRY BABB 22. 50 - DANIEL ADLER

 

 

Dustin Smith gets 1st Fremont BOSS win

Saturday, May 13, 2017

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Russiaville, Indiana’s Dustin Smith held off a hard-charging Kody Swanson Saturday, May 13 to claim the Rick’s Truck & Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) win at Fremont Speedway. After several second and third place finishes at “The Track That Action Built,” Smith led the final 22 laps for his first career victory at Fremont Speedway.

Smith, the 2012 BOSS champion, now has six career series wins to tie Thomas Meseraull atop the standings. Swanson challenged the last hand full of laps and had one last shot at Smith when the caution flew with just two laps remaining. Smith drove his Lou Gagliardi owned, Dom's Gulf, Awesome Signs and Shirts, Lynn Cook "a racer's friend", and Forman Sheet Metal backed #77 to the cushion and edged Swanson by a car length for the win on Fremont Federal Credit Union Night.

“They are all hard to earn…there’s no such thing as an easy win. I’ve run well here year after year but always keep coming in second or third. To finally get one…I’m so happy. I want to thank Lou…he’s not feeling well this weekend. We went to Eldora last night (Friday) and put it in the show but we wanted to come here and support BOSS. I like racing here…I’ve always done pretty well. It was a little treacherous getting into one there. I thought I really messed up on that last lap. I biked it pretty good. I had to cut down on Kody to block him but I had to do what I had to do,” Smith said.

“A lot of the BOSS drivers don’t get the recognition they deserve. We may not be the biggest funded teams but we put on a good show and we can compete with the big dogs here and there. Kody Swanton…what more can you ask for? A driver that wins the Silver Crown championship a couple of years ago and he was right there last year too. He’s a top notch driver,” added Smith.

Fremont, Ohio’s John Ivy and defending track champion Nate Dussel put on a terrific battle throughout the final 10 laps of the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature. Ivy, aboard his CN Construction Supplies; Ginnever Trucking; Sonny’s Machine & Welding; Kistler Racing Products; Rohr Lawn Care; Mr. Appliance; MRE; Sipes Oceola Garage; Dave Story Equipment; L&R Farms; S&S Racing; Kercher Engines; Linder’s Speed Equipment; Tiffany’s Furniture; Seagate Sandblasting; Keller Hardware; Johnson Hunting & Fishing backed #71i would pick his way through traffic to score his 53rd career victory at Fremont Speedway. He is one win away from tying the great Herbie Robinson for fifth on the track’s all-time win list.

“We’ve been struggling here a little bit. Maybe this is a turn-around for us. I would forget to breathe there a couple of laps and I had to remind myself to breath again. I’m worn out. I want to thank everyone on this deal, Kercher Engines, Ronnie and Guy and Darren and the Sipes family. I’m dedicating this one to Randy (Beckley). He was pretty special to all of us,” said Ivy of Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer’s brother who passed away Saturday morning.

Delta, Ohio’s Ky Harper battled with John Brooks from lap 4 to the finish before earning his second McCullough Industries 602 Late Model win of the year at Fremont. It was his 11th career victory at the track.

“We definitely have some good competition here with John Brooks and Chester Fitch…everyone has a shot. We actually changed chassis manufactures to a MastersBuilt and it seems to be going our way. I have to thank all my crew and all my sponsors and all the fans for coming out and supporting us,” said Harper beside his B&R Powdercoating; H&H Environmental; Twist-T-Feez; Gibraltah Excavating; VA Risk Services; AM Transport; Track Side Truck & Trailer Repair; Childress Collision; Warpaint Graphics backed #34.

Dustin Keegan and defending track champion Keith Sorg battled hard throughout the last half of the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature before Keegan drove to his fifth career Fremont win.

“This thing is starting to come around pretty good. I wish Valenti (Shawn) was here so we could actually see how good we are. I want to thank Shelluke’s Bar and Hoppe, LST Excavating, Kevin Walby, Green Creek Lawn Care and my crew. They bust their butts all week. My dad, Dabby, Denny, LJ and Carol, Noah, my son Jackson and my daughter Ellie,” Keegan said.

Carmen Perigo and Dustin Ingle brought the field to green for the 25-lap BOSS feature with Perigo jumping into the lead. After a lap was scored the caution flew for Brandon Spithaler with the running order Perigo, Ingle, Dustin Smith, Drew Rader and Luke Hall. On the restart Smith immediately began pressuring Ingle for second and when Perigo bobbled on lap four, Smith vaulted into the lead.

Smith began to pull away slightly as Ingle and Perigo battled for second while Hall and Shane Cottle closed. Hall drove into third on lap six as Smith continued to hold a comfortable lead. By lap nine Smith continued to lead but the battle for second was entertaining involving Perigo, Hall and Cottle. Cottle and Hall would tangle on the front stretch a lap later, ending the night for both.

Smith could not pull away on the restart and soon faced a challenge from Perigo, Rader and Kody Swanson. Swanton grabbed third on lap 12 and took second a lap later then quickly closed on Smith. Swanson got the break he needed with 10 laps to go when the caution flew. When the green reappeared Smith and Swanson raced side by side and nose to tail while Perigo, Rader, Chad Wilson, Ingle, Holley and Brian Smith (up from 18th) gave chase.

With four laps to go Swanson was knocking on the door to take the lead with Perigo, Wilson, Smith, Ingle and Michael Fischesser within striking distance. The caution flew with two laps to go with the running order Smith, Swanson, Rader, Perigo, Wilson and Brian Smith. Dustin Smith got a fantastic restart but Swanson hounded him to the white flag. Entering the final two turns, Swanson took a dive under Smith but the leader was too strong and took the victory. Perigo, Rader and Brian Smith rounded out the top five.

In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature Dustin Rall and Kyle Capodice would bring the field to green with Capodice gaining the advantage over Rall, Chase Baker, John Ivy, Nate Dussel and Seth Schneider. Capodice began pulling away as Ivy pressured Rall for the runner-up spot, taking it on lap five. A caution two laps later put Ivy right on Capodice’s rear bumper and Ivy used the opportunity to grab the lead when the green flew.

Meanwhile Dussel worked his way into second on lap 11 with Capodice, Paul Weaver, Alvin Roepke, Bobby Clark, Brandon Moore and Tony Beaber giving chase. At the half-way point Dussel was showing Ivy the nose of his car and the pair raced side by side over the next three laps. As the leaders raced into heavy lapped traffic with nine laps to go, Ivy held a slim lead over Dussel, Capodice, Weaver, Roepke, Clark and Moore.

Ivy used the lapped cars to give himself a little breaking room as he drove to the win over Dussel, Capodice, Weaver and Roepke. Dussel would later be credited with an 11th place finish after failing to go to the scales following the feature.

In the late model feature the front row starters of John Brooks and Jamie Miller battled for the early lead while Harper, Steve Sabo, Chester Fitch and Dustin Keegan gave chase. Harper moved into second on lap four and quickly closed on Brooks. At the half-way point a spat of cautions slowed the action but once green again Harper drove under Brooks for the lead. Harper drove away for the win over Brooks, Fitch, Keegan and Kyle Dukeshire.

After a few cautions at the start of the 20-lap dirt truck feature that saw Eric Devanna lead the first two laps, Keith Sorg took the lead while Dustin Keegan grabbed second on lap four. Following a couple of cautions on laps eight and nine, the race would go to the end under green.

Keegan used a restart with 11 laps to go to grab the lead. Sorg would apply pressure throughout the final 10 laps as Brad Mitten joined in the fun. Keegan found the middle of the track to his liking as he pulled away for the win over Mitten, Sorg, Brad Stuckey and Cory McCaughey.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, May 20 on Root’s Poultry Night. It will be a point event for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics as well as the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro. The dirt trucks and late models are also on the racing card. All military members both past and present who present a military identification card will get into the night’s racing for just $5.

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

Fremont Speedway

Fremont Federal Credit Union Night

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Starting position [*]

B.O.S.S Non-Wing Sprint Cars

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 4 to the A)

1. 22-Brandon Spithaler[2] ; 2. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[6] ; 3. 32M-Derek Hastings[4] ; 4. 44-Michael Fischesser[9] ; 5. 4J-Justin Owen[1] ; 6. 53-Steve Little[8] ; 7. 19-Matt Cooley[3] ; 8. 14K-Trevor Kobylarz[7] ; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 4 to the A)

1. 21K-Kody Swanson[4] ; 2. 86-Rick Holley[1] ; 3. 41-Brad Wyatt[2] ; 4. 3-Joe Butera[6] ; 5. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[3] ; 6. 31L-Buddy Lowther[5] ; 7. 18D-Bobby Distel[7] ; 8. 97-Scott Hardman[8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 4 to the A)

1. 21-Carmen Perigo[2] ; 2. 57-Shane Cottle[6] ; 3. 9G-Cody Gardener[7] ; 4. 11-Brian Smith[8] ; 5. 2-Mike Galajda[3] ; 6. 5-Bob McMillen[1] ; 7. 1M-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 8. 5M-Mike Moore[5]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 4 to the A)

1. 14-Chad Wilson[2] ; 2. 74-Drew Rader[1] ; 3. 87-Paul Dues[4] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 5. 96-Riley Vanhise[5] ; 6. 08-Andy Feil[7] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 8. 26-John Watson[3]

Heat 5 (8 Laps, top 4 to the A)

1. 9N-Luke Hall[2] ; 2. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 3. 20I-Matt Foos[7] ; 4. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[5] ; 5. 27-Zachary Morrow[8] ; 6. 82-Mike Miller[3] ; 7. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[1] ; 8. 13-Ian Hunter[6]

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

1. 4J-Justin Owen[1] ; 2. 27-Zachary Morrow[3] ; 3. 2-Mike Galajda[2] ; 4. 08-Andy Feil[5] ; 5. 1M-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 6. 97-Scott Hardman[9] ; 7. 31L-Buddy Lowther[4] ; 8. 19-Matt Cooley[6] ; 9. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[8] ; 10. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[11] ; 11. 26-John Watson[10]

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

1. 53-Steve Little[3] ; 2. 18D-Bobby Distel[6] ; 3. 14K-Trevor Kobylarz[8] ; 4. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[1] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[5] ; 6. 96-Riley Vanhise[2] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 8. 5-Bob McMillen[4] ; 9. 13-Ian Hunter[10] ; 10. 5M-Mike Moore[9]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps)

1. 77-Dustin Smith[5] ; 2. 21K-Kody Swanson[8] ; 3. 21-Carmen Perigo[1] ; 4. 74-Drew Rader[4] ; 5. 11-Brian Smith[18] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[7] ; 7. 44-Michael Fischesser[16] ; 8. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[2] ; 9. 86-Rick Holley[3] ; 10. 41-Brad Wyatt[12] ; 11. 4J-Justin Owen[21] ; 12. 53-Steve Little[22] ; 13. 87-Paul Dues[14] ; 14. 9G-Cody Gardener[13] ; 15. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[20] ; 16. 18D-Bobby Distel[24] ; 17. 3-Joe Butera[17] ; 18. 20I-Matt Foos[15] ; 19. 32M-Derek Hastings[11] ; 20. 22-Brandon Spithaler[10] ; 21. 27-Zachary Morrow[23] ; 22. 9N-Luke Hall[6] ; 23. 57-Shane Cottle[9] ; 24. 35-Stuart Brubaker[19]

Hard Charger: 11-Brian Smith +13

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

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

1. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 3. 9R-Dustin Rall[2] ; 4. 18R-Tony Beaber[6] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[8] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[9] ; 7. 94K-Kevin Mingus[4] ; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde[7] ; 9. 5J-Jake Hesson[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 5. 66D-Chase Dunham[6] ; 6. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 7. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[8] ; 9. 3x-Brad keckler[9]

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

1. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 2. 66-Jamie Miller[3] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[4] ; 4. 23-Chase Baker[6] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[7] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[1] ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius[8] ; 8. 09-Justin Adams[5]

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

1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 3. 94K-Kevin Mingus[4] ; 4. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[8] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[6] ; 7. 5J-Jake Hesson[10] ; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde[7] ; 9. 3x-Brad keckler[11] ; 10. 09-Justin Adams[9] ; 11. 75-Jerry Dahms[3]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[10] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[9] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[7] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 7. 66D-Chase Dunham[11] ; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson[13] ; 9. 18R-Tony Beaber[12] ; 10. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[15] ; 11. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[20] ; 13. 94K-Kevin Mingus[18] ; 14. 4*-Tyler Street[17] ; 15. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 16. 66-Jamie Miller[14] ; 17. 9R-Dustin Rall[1] ; 18. 23-Chase Baker[4] ; 19. 19R-Steve Rando[16] ; 20. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[19]

Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver +7

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 2. 4s-Keith Sorg[4] ; 3. 23m-Brad Mitten[9] ; 4. 0-Andy Keegan[1] ; 5. 51W-Thomas Anderson[7] ; 6. 4X-Eddie Bryant[6] ; 7. 32-Dale Aikman[2] ; 8. 26-Kyle Lagrou[8] ; 9. 49X-Noah Wagner[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 36M-Cory McCaughey[1] ; 2. 16-Jim Holcomb[2] ; 3. 2-Matt Foos[6] ; 4. 37-Eric DeVanna[4] ; 5. 5s-Brad Stuckey[5] ; 6. 33-Jeff Ward[8] ; 7. 99-Gene Potridge[7] ; 8. 1H-Zeth Sabo[3] ; 9. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[9]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)

1. 17x-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 2. 23m-Brad Mitten[7] ; 3. 4s-Keith Sorg[5] ; 4. 5s-Brad Stuckey[10] ; 5. 36M-Cory McCaughey[2] ; 6. 51W-Thomas Anderson[9] ; 7. 33-Jeff Ward[12] ; 8. 99-Gene Potridge[14] ; 9. 0-Andy Keegan[4] ; 10. 4X-Eddie Bryant[11] ; 11. 37-Eric DeVanna[1] ; 12. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[18] ; 13. 32-Dale Aikman[13] ; 14. 1H-Zeth Sabo[16] ; 15. 26-Kyle Lagrou[15] ; 16. 16-Jim Holcomb[3] ; 17. 2-Matt Foos[8] ; 18. 49X-Noah Wagner[17]

Hard Charger: 5s-Brad Stuckey +6

602 Late Models - McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (6 Laps)

1. 00-John Brooks[6] ; 2. 4M-Jamie Miller[2] ; 3. 101-Chester Fitch[5] ; 4. 6-Brad Mitten[1] ; 5. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[3] ; 6. 27K-Jay King[4]

Heat 2 (6 Laps)

1. 34-Ky Harper[2] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 3. 16-Steve Sabo[3] ; 4. 43K-Louis Alan[4] ; 5. 5-Chester Fitch III[5]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)

1. 34-Ky Harper[4] ; 2. 00-John Brooks[1] ; 3. 101-Chester Fitch[5] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 5. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[9] ; 6. 16-Steve Sabo[3] ; 7. 6-Brad Mitten[7] ; 8. 5-Chester Fitch III[10] ; 9. 43K-Louis Alan[8] ; 10. 4M-Jamie Miller[2] ; 11. 27K-Jay King[11]

 

 

Smith & Barnes Win Big at Skagit Speedway

5/13/17

Alger, WA - The first appearance of The Washington Modified Tour at Skagit Speedway in 2017 paid big dividends for Kevin Smith, who came out on top of an exciting main event for his first win of the year. Devin Barnes joined him in victory lane after leading every lap of the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints main event. Clint Meins went wire to wire for the Outlaw Hornet win.

The early laps of the Washington Modified Tour feature were hard to keep track of, with the lead changing hands nearly every corner. Rick Smith and Adam Holtrop dueled early with Holtrop leading laps 1 and 2 before Smith got the lead for laps 3 and 4. Holtrop got back by Rick, as did his brother Kevin in laps 5 and 6. On lap 7, Kevin got past Holtrop, but Holtrop looked to be driving back past Smith before a caution flag came out. With the lead and open track in front of him, Smith stretched his advantage all the way into the win, his first of the year. Kyler Moore was second with Austin Kerrigan coming on strong late for third. Heat winners were Kerrigan, K Smith and Scott Miller.

Devin Barnes succeeded in grabbing the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint Main Event win, despite heavy lapped traffic trying to throw him off in the late stages. Barnes led every lap relatively comfortably until about lap 20, when slower cars in front of him made Barnes slow his pace to find the most effective way to clear them. Second place finisher Steve Parker and third place Kelsey Carpenter took the opportunity to close up on Barnes, but a back straightaway pass of two of the slower cars on lap 23 gave Devin the space he needed to take the win. Parker was the fast qualifier. Eric Turner, Bill Rude and Clayton Sibley won heat races.

For the second time on the year, Clint Meins was the top dog in the Outlaw Tuner class, leading all 17 laps of the main event. Kevin Reuter and DJ Beaver waged and entertaining battle for second, with Reuter just nipping Beaver on the last lap by mere hundredths of a second. Meins won the first heat with Vance Hibbard winning heat number two.

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints Fast Time - Steve Parker 12.388 Heat 1 - Eric Turner, Steve Parker, Devin Barnes, Cale Brooke, Dustin Johnson, (DQ) Bert Johnson Heat 2 - Bill Rude, Kelsey Carpenter, Michael Millard, Brett McGhie, James Bundy, Julian Fuentes Heat 3 - Clayton Sibley, Paul Burdick, Chris Ochs, Adam Hinds, Derek Roberts, Ashleigh Johnson Main - Devin Barnes, Carpenter, Parker, Millard, McGhie, Burdick, Turner, Roberts, Bundy, Brooke, Bailey Sucich, A Johnson, D Johnson, Fuentes, Ochs, Hinds, Rude, Sibley, (DQ)B Johnson Lap Leaders - Barnes 1-25

Washington Modified Tour Heat 1 - Austin Kerrigan, Kyler Moore, Louis Nutter Sr, Mel Decker, Tom Warner, Brandon Berg Heat 2 - Scott Miller, Adam Holtrop, MIke Knox Jr, Tyson Blood, Dan Butenschoen, Bill Tomer, Becky Boudreau Heat 3 - Kevin Smith, Rick Smith, Craig Moore, James Wolford, Jeff Blanton, Tyler Ketchum Main - Kevin Smith, K Moore, Kerrigan, C Moore, Miller, Decker, Knox Jr, Wolford, Blood, Warner, Butenschoen, Berg, Boudreau, Holtrop, Blanton, Ketchum, Nutter Sr, R Smith, Tomer Lap Leaders - Holtrop 1-2 R Smith 3-4 Holtrop 5-6 K Smith 7-25

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 - Clint Meins, TJ Campbell, DJ Beaver, Jack Desrosier, Kevin Reuter, Curtis Cameron, Howard Vos Heat 2 - Vance Hibbard, Jon Gunderson, Brian Michelson, Dylan Acidera, Matt Ploeg Main - Clint Meins, Reuter, Beaver, Campbell, Michelson, Desrosier, Cameron, Acidera, Hibbard, Vos Lap Leaders - Meins 1-17

 

Tyler Thomas Thrills at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, IL - In typical thrilling fashion that fans and drivers love, Friday night's POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League action at Jacksonville Speedway amazed fans by giving Tyler Thomas his second 2017 win, a hard fought victory over Keith Kunz Motorsports drivers Spencer Bayston and Tanner Thorson. Thomas's first victory of 2017 came during the Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals Weekend at Valley Speedway.

Starting eighth, Thomas immediately took off towards the front at the drop of the green flag. Leading the field for the initial 17 laps was outside pole sitter Zach Daum after getting the jump on pole sitter Tucker Klaasmeyer. After the red flag on lap 16 for Holly Shelton, Daum lined up leading Spencer Bayston, Tanner Thorson, and Tyler Thomas.
Returning to action, Bayston took the lead off turn two leaving Daum to fend off the approaching Thorson and Thomas. With five laps to go and running the second position, Daum looped it in turn two. Setting up a mad dash to the finish, Bayston led Thomas and Thorson to green and Thomas immediately took advantage of the proximity, quickly dispatching of Thorson and then Bayston for the lead.

With three laps remaining, Zeb Wise spun in turn three, quickly bunching the field back up. However, the pause in action was no match for Thomas's determination to win. Coming to the line, Spencer Bayston and Tanner Thorson collided for the second position, with Bayston narrowly edging Thorson for second at the line. Tucker Klaasmeyer took fourth with Ryan Robinson taking fifth from 15th.

"We really came on strong here lately with this car," stated Tyler Thomas. "Motor's running great. Dad and Duane Moore are working awesome together. All I have to worry about is driving the racecar. It makes a lot of difference for me. What a badass racetrack we had tonight. Running as hard as we could on the fence, Jacksonville never disappoints."

"It was an exciting finish," Spencer Bayston commented. "Jacksonville puts on a great race track. It seems like we have a good run every time we come here. Tonight, I was leading there and somebody showed me a nose on the bottom and I tried it, and obviously it hurt me big time and that's when I got swarmed a little bit. Then on that restart, Tyler just took off and Tanner wasn't ready for where he was going and kind of screwed both of us."

"Hat's off to my guys, they gave me a great car," said Tanner Thorson. "They deserved one. I haven't been able to run a midget lately and I really wanted to get a win, especially in front of this crowd. Hat's off to them, good job to Spencer. That was kind of a close battle coming down to the checkered flag, but we'll remember this race tonight and take it to tomorrow."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 67 - TANNER THORSON, Heat 2: 91T - TYLER THOMAS, Heat 3: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER, Heat 4: 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 39 - ZEB WISE

Great Clips Feature Winner: 91T - TYLER THOMAS

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 2. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 3. 67 - TANNER THORSON 4. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 5. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 6. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 7. 5C - COLTEN COTTLE 8. 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY 9. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 10. 37 - ANDREW FELKER 11. 37X - TERRY BABB 12. 11 - BRENT BEAUCHAMP 13. 5D - ZACH DAUM 14. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 15. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 16. 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER 17. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 18. 39 - ZEB WISE 19. 91 - TYLER NELSON 20. 87C - DALTON CAMFIELD 21. 16C - DAVID CAMFIELD JR. 22. 50 - DANIEL ADLER 23. 6A - AIDAN ROOSEVANS

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KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA
May 13, 2017

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary‚€™s, NSW, Aust. (19), 15.378; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (16), 15.564; 3. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary‚€™s, NSW, Aust. (6), 15.617; 4. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 15.650; 5. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (9), 15.671; 6. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (21), 15.753; 7. 121, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (7), 15.763; 8. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (12), 15.823; 9. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (13), 15.860; 10. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (5), 15.894; 11. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (3), 15.895; 12. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (8), 15.914; 13. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (4), 15.926; 14. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (1), 15.946; 15. 82, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (14), 15.969; 16. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (10), 16.022; 17. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 16.071; 18. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 16.095; 19. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (20), 16.203; 20. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (22), 16.240; 21. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (15), 16.753; 22. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (18), 16.829

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. RJ Johnson (1); 2. Matt Moro (2); 3. Kerry Madsen (6); 4. Austin McCarl (5); 5. Craig Dollansky (4); 6. Matt Juhl (3); 7. AJ Moeller (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.4: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Davey Heskin (2); 4. Brooke Tatnell (5); 5. Josh Schneiderman (4); 6. Dustin Selvage (3); 7. Dakota Hendrickson (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.2: 1. Wayne Johnson (3); 2. Ian Madsen (6); 3. Rager Phillips (1); 4. Cap Henry (2); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 6. Terry McCarl (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (7)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Ian Madsen (2); 3. Austin McCarl (1); 4. Kerry Madsen (3); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (12); 6. Brooke Tatnell (5); 7. Josh Schneiderman (11); 8. Craig Dollansky (8); 9. Terry McCarl (10); 10. Wayne Johnson (6); 11. Cap Henry (17); 12. Tasker Phillips (13); 13. RJ Johnson (7); 14. Matt Juhl (16); 15. Dakota Hendrickson (20); 16. Rager Phillips (15); 17. Dustin Selvage (18); 18. Bobby Mincer (21); 19. Bob Weuve (22); 20. Davey Heskin (14); 21. AJ Moeller (19); 22. Matt Moro (9). Lap Leaders: I. Madsen 1-12, Brown 13-20. Hard-charger: Jeffrey.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (25), 16.446; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (21), 16.522; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 16.529; 4. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (33), 16.582; 5. 82, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (5), 16.599; 6. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (3), 16.661; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (28), 16.686; 8. 6X, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (19), 16.693; 9. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.701; 10. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.733; 11. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (4), 16.773; 12. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (31), 16.774; 13. 14, Josh Riggins, Lincoln, NE (30), 16.782; 14. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.819; 15. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (20), 16.886; 16. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (11), 16.894; 17. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (18), 16.917; 18. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (10), 16.980; 19. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (9), 17.003; 20. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (12), 17.037; 21. 5MRP, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.047; 22. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (8), 17.135; 23. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (17), 17.158; 24. 33B, James Broty, Lonsdale, MN (13), 17.225; 25. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (1), 17.289; 26. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (24), 17.310; 27. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (23), 17.465; 28. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (29), 17.486; 29. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (27), 17.498; 30. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (26), 17.611; 31. 9L, Hunter Lane, Milo, IA (32), 17.744; 32. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (7), 17.830; 33. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (15), 18.365.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.3: 1. Devin Kline (1); 2. Cap Henry (5); 3. Nate Van Haaften (2); 4. Matt Moro (6); 5. Josh Riggins (3); 6. Joe Beaver (4); 7. Stacey Alexander (7); 8. Rob Weuve (8); 9. John Anderson (9)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.6: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 2. Calvin Landis (4); 3. Jamie Ball (3); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. Skylar Gee (7); 6. Ryan Roberts (5); 7. Tom Lenz (8); DQ (illegal tire) Ben Woods (1)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.9: 1. Clint Garner (6); 2. Chris Martin (3); 3. Matt Covington (4); 4. Chris Morgan (2); 5. Hunter Lane (8); 6. Mitchell Alexander (7); 7. Cody Wehrle (1); 8. Jon Agan (5)

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.7: 1. James Broty (1); 2. Christian Bowman (3); 3. Carson McCarl (5); 4. Troy Manteufel (2); 5. Sawyer Phillips (6); 6. McKenna Haase (4); 7. Alan Zoutte (7); 8. Ricky Montgomery (8)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:00.4: 1. Chris Morgan (1); 2. Stacey Alexander (5); 3. Troy Manteufel (2); 4. Skylar Gee (4); 5. Tom Lenz (8) / 6. Ben Woods (3); 7. Hunter Lane (11); 8. Rob Weuve (9); 9. Mitchell Alexander (7); 10. Alan Zoutte (6); 11. John Anderson (12); 12. Ricky Montgomery (10) DNS ‚€“ Cody Wehrle

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:28.7: 1. Ryan Giles (5); 2. Calvin Landis (2); 3. Carson McCarl (3); 4. Matt Covington (1); 5. Cap Henry (6); 6. Clint Garner (8); 7. Matt Moro (7); 8. Chris Martin (11); 9. Jamie Ball (14); 10. Sawyer Phillips (4); 11. Joe Beaver (16); 12. Tyler Groenendyk (9); 13. Stacey Alexander (22); 14. Christian Bowman (12); 15. Nate Van Haaften (17); 16. McKenna Haase (20); 17. Troy Manteufel (23); 18. Skylar Gee (24); 19. Tom Lenz (25); 20. Devin Kline (13); 21. James Broty (15); 22. Josh Riggins (19); 23. Chris Morgan (21); 24. Ryan Roberts (10) DNS ‚€“ Jon Agan. Lap Leaders: Covington 1, Landis 2-3, Covington 4, Landis 5-16, Giles 17-18. Hard-charger: S. Alexander.

305 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (14), 17.339; 2. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (1), 17.363; 3. 51, Corey Kautz, Estherville, IA (3), 17.478; 4. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (15), 17.514; 5. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (20), 17.538; 6. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (10), 17.582; 7. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (19), 17.611; 8. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (17), 17.664; 9. 55X, Matt Stephenson, Altoona, IA (7), 17.721; 10. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (11), 17.734; 11. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.738; 12. 8R, Chase Rudolf, Norwalk, IA (5), 17.814; 13. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (21), 17.814; 14. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (4), 17.986; 15. 64, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (8), 18.025; 16. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (23), 18.102; 17. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (6), 18.165; 18. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (22), 18.305; 19. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (18), 18.306; 20. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (16), 18.815; 21. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (13), 20.615; 22. 1, Clifford Jones, Pleasant Hill, IA (2), NT; 23. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (12), NT; DQ (Illegal Tire) 11, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (24).

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Eric Bridger (6); 2. Chris Walraven (4); 3. Kelby Watt (1); 4. Tyler Glass (3); 5. Jeff Wilke (7); 6. Kevin Hetrick (5); 7. Joe Simbro (2) DNS ‚€“ Clifford Jones

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.0: 1. Ryan Leavitt (3); 2. Brandon Worthington (2); 3. Matthew Stelzer (5); 4. Kade Higday (4); 5. Brad Comegys (6); 6. Mike Mayberry (7); 7. Dan Henning (8); 8. Chase Young (1)

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Corey Kautz (6); 2. Matt Stephenson (4); 3. Casey Greubel (2); 4. Evan Epperson (1); 5. Chase Rudolf (3); 6. Frank Rodgers III (8); 7. Dallas Mendenhall (7); 8. Rob Kubli (5)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Kevin Hetrick (1); 2. Chris Walraven (5); 3. Corey Kautz (7); 4. Ryan Leavitt (2); 5. Tyler Glass (9); 6. Matt Stephenson (3); 7. Matthew Stelzer (6); 8. Eric Bridger (8); 9. Brandon Worthington (10); 10. Mike Mayberry (17); 11. Casey Greubel (12); 12. Jeff Wilke (15); 13. Brad Comegys (4); 14. Kelby Watt (11); 15. Chase Rudolf (13); 16. Evan Epperson (16); 17. Dan Henning (21); 18. Chase Young (19); 19. Dallas Mendenhall (20); 20. Frank Rodgers III (18); 21. Rob Kubli (14) DNS ‚€“ Kade Higday, Joe Simbro, Clifford Jones. Lap Leader: Hetrick 1-15. Hard-charger: Mayberry.

 

 

Bauer Schools Sprint Stars at Mercer' Fink, Bova, Marcucci, and Paden also Triumph

(Mercer, PA May 13, 2017): "The Professor," Michael Bauer, taught the Precise Racing Products 410 Sprint Cars a lesson on how to run the inside line at Mercer Raceway Park. The honors graduate of Clarion University with degrees in Mathematics and Physics easily figured out that the inside was not only the shortest way around the speedway, but the fastest as well.

The Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modified go belonged to Kyle Fink, who assumed the lead when the pole man, J.R. McGinley had problems on lap six. Then, Fink had to hold off Lonny Riggs in a one-lap dash for the cash. Cody Bova dominated the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints, finishing a full straight ahead of Mike Marano, II. Mark Marcucci scored in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites, and Isaac Paden prevailed in the Mini Stocks presented by Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking.

"That was the most fun that I've had in a Sprint Car in a while," said the happy winner, Michael Bauer. "Brent and Brandon Matus, there, we were running in a tight pack, there, and really clean racing, a lot of fun to be out there." It did not look like the night was going to be much fun for Bauer, though. "We had a little bit of a problem and weren't able to get a qualifying lap in thee, but we were fortunate enough to be able to move up through the heat race, and, then, we got a large inversion, and that really helped a lot."

In the Precise Racing Products 410 Sprints, an invert eight pill gave the front row to veterans Davey Jones and Brent Matus, with Bauer and Brandon Matus in row two, and points leaders Jimmy Seger and Jack Sodeman, Jr., in row three. At the drop of the green, the elder Matus surged into the lead, with Bauer and the younger Matus in tow. Jones settled in for fourth, a notch ahead of Sodeman.

Matus was showing the way on the outside through the early going, but Bauer was cutting into the lead using the low line around the tricky oval. A caution put Bauer right behind Matus for the restart, but that did not phase Matus, who has been following the All Stars tour so far this season. While he continued to lead, his son, Brandon, came on to battle Bauer for the second spot. It was a spirited duel between the two younger pilots who swapped positions for several laps before the final caution flew. Ironically, it was for Brandon Matus, who had jumped the cushion coming off turn two and came to a stop midway down the back stretch.

While Brent Matus still held the point for the restart, Bauer now had an open track. On the restart, he showed his nose to the veteran, but Matus was able to power ahead coming off turn two. Bauer charged hard into three, and the car stuck. He held the inside line perfectly, and raced off turn four with the lead. "Brent was still ahead of us on that restart, there, I thought that I could get under him, but every time I got him, he got a little bit of a run coming off the corners. I just got lucky on one lap, and I was able to get by," Bauer said modestly.

Bauer would never relinquish the top spot, although Sodeman did close in on him as the final laps clicked off.

At the finish, it was Bauer by more than a half second over Sodeman. A.J. Flick returned to the speedway to grab a third place this night. Brent Matus held on for fourth, with the Kittanning Comet, Rod George, flashing across in fifth. Dan Kuriger, Vince Daugherty, Jimmy Seger, Joe McEwen, and Davey Jones rounded out the top ten.

Preliminaries belonged to Dan Kuriger and Rod George. There was no B Main. Jack Sodeman, Jr. set the fastest time of the night, lapping in just 14.024 seconds.

In the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds, J.R. McGinley and Jeff Schaffer, Sr. had the front row to themselves, with Riggs and Sid Unverzagt, Jr. next. Fink was inside Richard Whitney for the start, while point leader and three-time winner Jimmy Holden was in the last row after suffering a mechanical problem in his heat race.

McGinley jumped ahead of Riggs and led the first six laps despite several interruptions, one of which was for himself. That turned the lead over to Riggs. Fink overhauled Riggs on the restart, and went on to lead the remaining laps, with Riggs in his shadow. Meanwhile, Holden clawed his way to third before the final stoppage of the event.

The one-lap shootout worked to Fink's advantage, with Riggs taking second. However, Schaffer nosed out Holden for third. Jeff Schaffer, Jr. was fifth in his maiden voyage for this season. Sixth went to Cory Riffe, with Whitney, McGinley, Unverzagt, and Kevin Green earning top tens based upon laps completed.

The heat winners were J.R. McGinley and Jeff Schaffer, Sr., who was also making his first start of the season. There was no B Main. Lonny Riggs was the fastest man in time trials, at 17.377 seconds.

In the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints, Marano and Bova had the front row locked up, and they were out front when the caution was displayed for the second row cars of Darin Gallagher and Gregg McCandless. That moved Andy Priest and Jeremy Kornbau ahead for the restart.

Bova stretched his lead over the next 19 laps, which spun off without any further problems. Marano raced home second, ahead of Priest. Gallagher regrouped to take the fourth position, and McCandless did the same for fifth. Joe Sylvester was the final car to complete the race. Kornbau was scored in seventh based on laps completed and rookie Zachery Hawk was scored in eighth. Another rookie, Nevon O'Donnell, was unable to start the contest.

The heat winners were Gregg McCandless and Darin Gallagher. There was no B Main. The evening's fastest qualifier was Cody Bova, who turned a lap of 15.129 seconds.

The Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lite feature went to Mark Marcucci, who easily outdistanced Shane Webb. Bobby Springer raced home in third, ahead of Jason Johnston and rookies Larry Bevivino and Logan Lewis.

The heat winner was Bobby Springer. There was no B Main. Mark Marcucci set the fast time in this class, at 19.665 seconds.

The Mini Stocks presented by Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking belonged to Isaac Paden, who wrestled the lead away from Bill Fuchs. That was part of an amazing four-car battle that also included Tim Callahan, and Terry Feely. Paden surrendered the lead briefly to Fuchs when the youngster slid off the back chute, but he regained his momentum to get the lead and the win. Fuchs, Callahan, Tyler Fulton, and Pat Hanlon were the next finishers. Rick Feely, Logan Keney, Terry Feely, Karlee Longwell, and Joe Keney completed the top ten.

Heat winners were Terry Feely, Logan Keney, and Rick Feely. There was no B Main.

Remember that next week, Mercer Raceway Park will host another Saturday Night Live! racing program. It will also be Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Night, with all members in good standing being admitted to the grandstands for free! Then, there will be two consecutive weeks of Sprint Car specials. The B.O.S.S. Sprints will back 'em in on May 27 when they race without wings. Tony Stewart's All Stars Circuit of Champions will be the featured act on June 3. The Meet Your Heroes Night will be pushed back to June 10.

Precise Racing Products 410 Sprint Cars: Michael Bauer, Jack Sodeman, Jr., A.J. Flick, Brent Matus, Rod George, Dan Kuriger, Vince Daugherty, Jimmy Seger, Joe McEwen, Davey Jones, Darren Pifer, Brandon Matus, Gal Ruth, Sr.

Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds: Kyle Fink, Lonny Riggs, Jeff Schaffer, Sr., Jimmy Holden, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Cory Riffe, Rich Whitney, J.R. McGinley, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Kevin Green, Frank Guidace, Jason Sines.

Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprint Cars: Cody Bova, Mike Marano, II, Andy Priest, Darin Gallagher, Gregg McCandless, Joe Sylvaster, Jeremy Kornbau, Zachery Hawk, Nevon O'Donnell (DNS).

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Mark Marcucci, Shane Webb, Bobby Springer, Jason Johnston, Larry Bevivino, Logan Lewis.

Ray's Racing Collectibles/Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks: Isaac Paden, Bill Fuchs, Tim Callahan, Tyler Fulton, Pat Hanlon, Rick Feely, Logan Keney, Terry Feely, Karlee Longwell, Joe Keney, J.R. Shaner, Jamie Tasker, Shane Shook, Justin Bailey, Jim Jones, Patrick Drennan, Pat Harold Winner, Josh Rathbun, William Haylett, Mike Porterfield, Dillon Speer, Ed Haylett (DNS).

 

 

 

Madsen, Johnson and Schenck Score Spring Nationals Wins at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (May 12, 2017) - Kerry Madsen, Kaleb Johnson and Doug Schenck emerged victorious on Friday night during the Spring Nationals at Jackson Motorplex.

Madsen capitalized on a front row starting position to lead all 25 laps during the $5,000-to-win 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store main event while Johnson and Schenck both maneuvered from mid-pack to score triumphs during the opening sprint car show of the season at the half-mile oval.

Madsen came out ahead of a spirited battle with polesitter Danny Lasoski during the opening lap of the 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store A Main. While Lasoski entered turn one with the advantage and moved to the top groove, Madsen threw a slider in turns one and two. Lasoski dove underneath Madsen exiting turn two, but momentum propelled Madsen into the top spot.

"I knew it was going to be tough," he said. "I got a super run and got the slide job done."

The opening caution came on Lap 3 when Dakota Hendrickson, who was running seventh, spun in turn four. Lasoski, who was in the runner-up position, stopped on the track during the caution and was pushed into the work area with a mechanical problem.

Two additional cautions, one on Lap 4 for Lasoski and the final on Lap 18 for Paige Polyak, bunched the field together. However, no driver was able to challenge Madsen as he maintained the lead until the checkered flag was waved.

"I got lucky a couple of times and felt grip at other places," he said. "I tried not to make a mistake and make swift and decisive moves in traffic."

Aaron Reutzel maneuvered from eighth to finish in the second position with Mark Dobmeier placing third. Ian Madsen ended fourth and Bill Balog rounded out the top five.

Brooke Tatnell, Ian Madsen and Dobmeier were quickest in each qualifying group. Hendrickson, Lasoski and Dobmeier each won a heat race and Skyler Prochaska claimed the B Main.

Johnson was the class of the field in the Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints main event as he charged from 10th to capture the victory. Johnson had maneuvered into fifth place before the first caution on Lap 2. Following a caution on the restart, Johnson powered into the runner-up position on the ensuing restart before taking over the lead on Lap 4. Three additional cautions slowed the pace of the main event and with time restraints a Green-White-Checkered finish was called for during the fifth-and-final caution on Lap 9.

Johnson got a strong restart to hold off Trevor Serbus, who led the first three laps. Brady Forbrook, who started 11th, advanced from fifth to third place on the final restart with Jesse Lindberg finishing fourth and Shane Fick fifth.

Colin Smith, Fick and Dusty Ballenger were the heat race winners.

Schenck powered from deep in the field to claim the Heartland Racing Association Non-Wing Sprints main event triumph thanks to a late-race pass. Jacob Kouba, who led most of the race, ended in the second position with Clinton Bruns rounding out the podium in third.

Jackson Motorplex will take next weekend off before resuming action on May 26 for the Danny Williams Memorial presented by Peterbilt of Sioux Falls featuring 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store, Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (MAY 12, 2017) -

410 OUTLAW SPRINTS FUELED BY CASEY'S GENERAL STORE

A Feature: 1. 2-Kerry Madsen (2); 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel (8); 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier (6); 4. 18-Ian Madsen (7); 5. 17B-Bill Balog (10); 6. 55-Brooke Tatnell (3); 7. 12-Lynton Jeffery (5); 8. 82-Cap Henry (16); 9. 3-Tim Kaeding (11); 10. 7W-Tasker Phillips (14); 11. 21-Brian Brown (9); 12. 2KS-Austin McCarl (15); 13. 17-Josh Baughman (12); 14. 7-Kaley Gharst (17); 15. 16-Travis Whitney (18); 16. 09-Matt Juhl (22); 17. 35-Skyler Prochaska (19); 18. 44-Chris Martin (23); 19. 1M-Danny Lasoski (1); 20. (DNF) 4-Dakota Hendrickson (4); 21. (DNF) 19P-Paige Polyak (13); 22. (DNF) 26-Tayler Malsam (21); 23. (DNF) 23W-Scott Winters (20); 24. (DNF) 4W-Matt Wasmund (24).

B Feature: 1. 35-Skyler Prochaska (2); 2. 23W-Scott Winters (1); 3. 26-Tayler Malsam (4); 4. 09-Matt Juhl (5); 5. 44-Chris Martin (3); 6. 4W-Matt Wasmund (7); 7. 4X-Eric Schulz (8); 8. 81-Austin Johnson (6); 9. (DNF) 2D-Dusty Ballenger (9); 10. (DNF) 10-Trevor Serbus (10).

Heat 1: 1. 4-Dakota Hendrickson (1); 2. 55-Brooke Tatnell (4); 3. 3-Tim Kaeding (5); 4. 17-Josh Baughman (2); 5. 2KS-Austin McCarl (6); 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel (3); 7. 44-Chris Martin (9); 8. 35-Skyler Prochaska (8); 9. 23W-Scott Winters (7); 10. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (10).

Heat 2: 1. 1M-Danny Lasoski (2); 2. 2-Kerry Madsen (3); 3. 17B-Bill Balog (1); 4. 19P-Paige Polyak (6); 5. 82-Cap Henry (5); 6. 18-Ian Madsen (4); 7. 4W-Matt Wasmund (7); 8. 4X-Eric Schulz (8); 9. (DNF) 10-Trevor Serbus (9).

Heat 3: 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier (4); 2. 12-Lynton Jeffery (2); 3. 21-Brian Brown (3); 4. 7W-Tasker Phillips (7); 5. 7-Kaley Gharst (5); 6. 16-Travis Whitney (1); 7. 09-Matt Juhl (8); 8. 26-Tayler Malsam (6); 9. 81-Austin Johnson (9).

Qualifying Group 1: 1. 55-Brooke Tatnell (2); 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel (3); 3. 17-Josh Baughman (10); 4. 4-Dakota Hendrickson (8); 5. 3-Tim Kaeding (1); 6. 2KS-Austin McCarl (6); 7. 23W-Scott Winters (7); 8. 35-Skyler Prochaska (4); 9. 44-Chris Martin (5); 10. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (9).

Qualifying Group 2: 1. 18-Ian Madsen (4); 2. 2-Kerry Madsen (8); 3. 1M-Danny Lasoski (1); 4. 17B-Bill Balog (6); 5. 82-Cap Henry (3); 6. 19P-Paige Polyak (5); 7. 4W-Matt Wasmund (9); 8. 4X-Eric Schulz (2); 9. 10-Trevor Serbus (7); (DNS) 2K-Kevin Engle.

Qualifying Group 3: 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier (1); 2. 21-Brian Brown (2); 3. 12-Lynton Jeffery (4); 4. 16-Travis Whitney (7); 5. 7-Kaley Gharst (3); 6. 26-Tayler Malsam (8); 7. 7W-Tasker Phillips (5); 8. 09-Matt Juhl (9); 9. 81-Austin Johnson (6).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER 305 SPRINTS

A Feature: 1. 22-Kaleb Johnson (10); 2. 10-Trevor Serbus (1); 3. 5-Brady Forbrook (11); 4. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (4); 5. 13S-Shane Fick (2); 6. 0-Brandon Stevenson (5); 7. 51-Corey Kautz (14); 8. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (15); 9. 7-Dave Becker (20); 10. 75-Brandon Geldner (3); 11. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (21); 12. 05-Colin Smith (12); 13. 81-Jared Jansen (22); 14. 33-Trevor Smith (18); 15. 4S-Michael Stien (16); 16. 8-Jacob Hughes (6); 17. 33X-Travis Lain (13); 18. 77-Taylor Ryan (17); 19. 9-Keith Weber (19); 20. 4D-Chris Duffy (23); 21. (DNF) 05X-Brandon Allen (7); 22. (DNF) 11A-Bruce Anderson (8); (DNS) 11-Dalyn Cody; (DNS) 2D-Dusty Ballenger.

Heat 1: 1. 05-Colin Smith (4); 2. 11A-Bruce Anderson (8); 3. 75-Brandon Geldner (6); 4. 5-Brady Forbrook (7); 5. 51-Corey Kautz (5); 6. 4S-Michael Stien (1); 7. 9-Keith Weber (2); 8. (DNF) 81-Jared Jansen (3).

Heat 2: 1. 13S-Shane Fick (2); 2. 22-Kaleb Johnson (5); 3. 10-Trevor Serbus (4); 4. 05X-Brandon Allen (7); 5. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (3); 6. 77-Taylor Ryan (1); 7. 7-Dave Becker (6); 8. 4D-Chris Duffy (8).

Heat 3: 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (2); 2. 33X-Travis Lain (1); 3. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (6); 4. 0-Brandon Stevenson (4); 5. 8-Jacob Hughes (8); 6. 33-Trevor Smith (3); 7. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (5); (DNS) 11-Dalyn Cody.

UP NEXT -

May 26 for the Danny Williams Memorial presented by Peterbilt of Sioux Falls featuring 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store, Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonSpeedway/

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from late April through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA sport mods and IMCA hobby stocks among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Horstman dominates 360 sprint return to Attica

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Cloverdale, Ohio’s Jared Horstman dominated the return of 360ci sprint car racing to Attica Raceway Park Friday night, May 12. He took the lead in the Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS)/K&L Ready Mix National Racing Alliance (NRA) feature on lap three and, despite a caution with two laps to go, easily earned his first victory at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant on Underground Utilities Inc. Night.

It was Horstman’s third win of 2017 and his second GLSS win in a row as he took the season opener at I-96 Raceway in Michigan last Friday. It marked the first time 360ci sprint cars have competed at Attica Raceway Park since 2013.

“I put this thing on the cushion and just let it eat. I know that’s the fast way around this place. The few laps we made earlier this year here helped out. We kept the fuel load light and with all those cautions I was kind of getting worried about that. I said I wanted to park it on the horse track and we did. The most features I’ve ever won in a season was nine. The way this car is going we are going for 10 or more this year,” said Horstman beside his M&W Construction; Ottoville Lumber Co.; Kountry Kennels; K&L Ready Mix; Dale’s Concrete; Schnipke Brothers Tire; Miller Precision; Vorst Paving; Miller Construction; Hume Supply; Elida Depot; Troy Rampe Construction backed #17.

In only his second night of racing in 2017, Cygnet, Ohio’s Jeff Babcock took the lead from Casey Noonan after he made a bobble on lap 17, and drove to his 11th career Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model win. Babcock is tied for fourth in the division’s all-time win list

“I ran this car once at Eldora…it’s a pretty good piece. Noonan definitely had the race won. I couldn’t quite get him and then he bobbled just a little in one and two to give me a shot at it. We’re pretty happy to get this win with all the people who help us out…Craig Miller Trucking, Best Performance Motorsports and Sauce and all his crew and Josh Richards helps us out,” Babcock said.

In the Fremont Fence 305 sprints it looked like Nate Dussel was headed to his second win of the year but a mechanical issue sidelined him with five laps in. Then Jordan Ryan seemed to have the field covered until something went amiss with his car with eight laps to go. Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver was there to take advantage as he drove to his fourth win of the year and 39th of his career at Attica. He now has five total 305 sprint victories in 2017 out of the six races he has competed in, with only an engine failure a month ago stopping his sweep.

“They gave that one to me. Dussel had me covered and then lapped traffic got first and second bottled up. I was happy with fourth but if they want to give me the win I’ll take it. They’re all back in the pits whining and bitching for them to tech me. Go ahead and tech me and them…they’ll all be slowed down but me,” said Weaver beside his M&L Excavating; Hampshire Racing Engines; Schiets Motorsports, Weaver Performance Center; Tender Touch Car Wash; Miller Rigging backed #1W.

In the 360ci sprint feature Devon Dobie and Kyle Sauder led the field to green but a Gregg Dalman spin would necessitate another start. On the second attempt Mike Burkin lost a wheel and Noah Dunlap spun. The third try for a start was the charm as Sauder grabbed the lead over Dobie, Horstman, Chase Ridenour, Dustin Daggett, Phil Gressman and Nate Dussel. Horstman drove into second on lap two and immediately pressured Sauder for the lead, grabbing the top spot on lap three.

Butch Schroeder brought out the caution when he stopped on lap six just as Horstman was entering lapped traffic. When the green appeared Horstman drove away while Sauder ran comfortably in second with Dobie third and a great battle for fourth between Daggett, Ridenour and Gressman. Dunlap spun on lap nine to wipe out Horstman’s big advantage. Once again when the green flew Horstman drove away.

Horstman blasted into lapped traffic with 10 laps to go but Sauder and Dobie could not close. The leader made a daring move on lap 19, splitting two lapped cars in turns three and four to maintain his big advantage while Sauder and Dobie battled for second and Ridenour and Daggett continuing their battle for fourth. Brady Locke brought out the final caution with just two laps to go, once again erasing a huge Horstman lead.

On the restart Horstman pulled away while Dobie slipped off the track in turn two, allowing Sauder to ride comfortably in second. Horstman took the checkers over Sauder, Ridenour, Daggett and Gressman.

In the 25-lap late model feature – the first of the year in the Attica/Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series Challenge - Casey Noonan and Cody Scott paced the field to green with Noonan gaining the advantage. The first of several cautions during the first half of the race fell on lap three with Noonan leading Scott, Ryan Missler, Babcock and Doug Drown. Missler took second on lap four with Babcock moving into third on lap five. Babcock and Missler engaged in a torrid battle over the next handful of laps with Drown joining the fun by lap eight.

A caution for debris on lap 10 would spawn five more yellows over the next five laps. On a restart on lap 13 Babcock actually pulled off a great slider for the lead but the caution flew, giving Noonan back the top spot. Following another restart on lap 15, Noonan would bobble on the cushion in turns one and two and Babcock pounced, driving into the lead. Noonan then had his hands full from Drown and Ryan Markham with Scott and Matt Irey staying close.

Babcock hit lapped traffic with five laps to go and Drown and Markham closed. Babcock picked his way through and drove to the win over Drown, Markham, Scott and Noonan.

Kyle Capodice and Nate Dussel brought the field to green for the 25-lap 305ci sprint feature but Chase Baker stopped necessitating another start. When the green flew Dussel wasted little time driving away from the field while Capodice, Jordan Ryan and Kelsey Ivy battled for second. By lap four Dussel held a three second lead over Capodice, Ryan, Bobby Clark, Jamie Miller, Kelsey Ivy and Weaver. Heartbreak befell Dussel on lap five as his car coasted to a stop.

On the ensuing restart Ryan blasted around Capodice to take the lead with Clark, Weaver and Miller in tow. Ryan encountered heavy lapped traffic by lap 11 which allowed Capodice to close. Something broke on Ryan’s mount on lap 18 as he coasted to a stop, just as Weaver had taken the lead. Weaver faced one more challenge with the caution flying on lap 21. He would get a great restart and drove to the win over Miller who got around Capodice on the final lap, Clark and Landon LaLonde rounding out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, May 19 for the Eric Phillips 29th Anniversary Classic presented by American Powersports and Kear’s Speed Shop. It will be an All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics point night for the 410 sprints and a JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro point night for the 305 sprints as they battle for $1,000 to win thanks to Gressman Powersports. The late models are also in action.

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

Attica Raceway Park

Underground Utilities Inc. Night

Starting position [*]

GLSS/NRA 360 Sprints -

Qualifying

1.28-Phil Gressman, 13.590; 2.2S-Kyle Sauder, 13.626; 3.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.696; 4.17-Jared Horstman, 13.718; 5.16B-Max Stambaugh, 13.777; 6.6S-Nate Dussel, 13.788; 7.B20-Butch Schroeder, 13.804; 8.11R-Chase Ridenour, 13.808; 9.20B-Cody Bova, 13.821; 10.85-Dustin Daggett, 13.860; 11.11-Tim Allison, 13.881; 12.23-Devon Dobie, 13.923; 13.15-Brandon Ferguson, 13.948; 14.18-Todd Heuerman, 14.032; 15.49T-Gregg Dalman, 14.089; 16.57-Noah Dunlap, 14.280; 17.6-Sean Hosey, 14.320; 18.11H-Shawn Hubler, 14.549; 19.5W-Jeff Williams, 14.670; 20.48-Mike Burkin, 15.139; 21.4-Brady Locke, 15.468; 22.3T-Ralph Brakenberry, 15.609; 23.20I-Matt Foos, 99.980;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 85-Dustin Daggett[1] ; 2. 17-Jared Horstman[3] ; 3. 28-Phil Gressman[4] ; 4. B20-Butch Schroeder[2] ; 5. 15-Brandon Ferguson[5] ; 6. 5W-Jeff Williams[7] ; 7. 57-Noah Dunlap[6] ; 8. 3T-Ralph Brakenberry[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 2S-Kyle Sauder[4] ; 2. 11R-Chase Ridenour[2] ; 3. 11-Tim Allison[1] ; 4. 16B-Max Stambaugh[3] ; 5. 18-Todd Heuerman[5] ; 6. 6-Sean Hosey[6] ; 7. 48-Mike Burkin[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 6S-Nate Dussel[3] ; 2. 23-Devon Dobie[1] ; 3. 20B-Cody Bova[2] ; 4. 9-Jordan Ryan[4] ; 5. 49T-Gregg Dalman[5] ; 6. 11H-Shawn Hubler[6] ; 7. 4-Brady Locke[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 17-Jared Horstman[4] ; 2. 2S-Kyle Sauder[2] ; 3. 11R-Chase Ridenour[3] ; 4. 85-Dustin Daggett[6] ; 5. 28-Phil Gressman[7] ; 6. 20B-Cody Bova[9] ; 7. 6S-Nate Dussel[5] ; 8. 9-Jordan Ryan[12] ; 9. 23-Devon Dobie[1] ; 10. 11-Tim Allison[8] ; 11. 18-Todd Heuerman[14] ; 12. 49T-Gregg Dalman[15] ; 13. B20-Butch Schroeder[10] ; 14. 5W-Jeff Williams[16] ; 15. 15-Brandon Ferguson[13] ; 16. 4-Brady Locke[21] ; 17. 57-Noah Dunlap[19] ; 18. 3T-Ralph Brakenberry[22] ; 19. 6-Sean Hosey[17] ; 20. 48-Mike Burkin[20] ; 21. 16B-Max Stambaugh[11]

Hard Charger: 4-Brady Locke +5

305 Sprints -

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

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 3. 66-Jamie Miller[5] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[8] ; 5. 94K-Kevin Mingus[3] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 8. 3X-Brad Keckler[4]

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

1. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 2. 11X-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 4. 2L-Landon LaLonde[1] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath[4] ; 6. 14-Luke Daugherty[7] ; 7. 42-Ray Thurston[5] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[6]

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

1. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 4. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 5. 23-Chase Baker[3] ; 6. 66D-Chase Dunham[7] ; 7. 1X-Tyler Street[5] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[8]

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

1. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 2. 66D-Chase Dunham[3] ; 3. 14-Luke Daugherty[2] ; 4. 3X-Brad Keckler[7] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[9] ; 6. 1X-Tyler Street[6] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[4] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[8] ; 9. 42-Ray Thurston[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 2. 66-Jamie Miller[9] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 5. 2L-Landon LaLonde[8] ; 6. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[16] ; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson[12] ; 9. 25-Jason Keckler[10] ; 10. 14-Luke Daugherty[18] ; 11. 19R-Steve Rando[11] ; 12. 3X-Brad Keckler[19] ; 13. 66D-Chase Dunham[17] ; 14. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4] ; 15. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath[14] ; 16. 11X-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 17. 47-Matt Lucius[20] ; 18. 94K-Kevin Mingus[13] ; 19. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 20. 23-Chase Baker[15]

Hard Charger; 36-Seth Schneider +9

Late Models -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 50Y-Ryan Missler[2] ; 2. 7B-Jeff Babcock[6] ; 3. 1N-Casey Noonan[4] ; 4. 69-Jeff Warnick[3] ; 5. 97-Brett Miller[7] ; 6. 30-Nate Potts[5] ; 7. 17X-Dustin Keegan[1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 5M-Ryan Markham[2] ; 2. 240X-Charlie Duncan[1] ; 3. 71-Dave Hornikel[4] ; 4. 19-Cody Scott[5] ; 5. 77-Steve Kester[7] ; 6. 03-Jim Gingery[6] ; 7. 8A-Rob Anderzack[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 240-Doug Drown[4] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 3. 15B-Mike Bores[3] ; 4. 36-Matt Irey[6] ; 5. 1-Ben Mott[7] ; 6. 12M-Bobby Michaels[1] ; 7. 59M-Andrew Myers[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 7B-Jeff Babcock[5] ; 2. 240-Doug Drown[9] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[10] ; 4. 19-Cody Scott[4] ; 5. 1N-Casey Noonan[1] ; 6. 36-Matt Irey[8] ; 7. 77-Steve Kester[14] ; 8. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 9. 97-Brett Miller[13] ; 10. 03-Jim Gingery[17] ; 11. 69-Jeff Warnick[2] ; 12. 12M-Bobby Michaels[18] ; 13. 59M-Andrew Myers[21] ; 14. 15B-Mike Bores[11] ; 15. 1-Ben Mott[15] ; 16. 50Y-Ryan Missler[6] ; 17. 71-Dave Hornikel[7] ; 18. 30-Nate Potts[16] ; 19. 240X-Charlie Duncan[12] ; 20. 8A-Rob Anderzack[20] ; 21. 17X-Dustin Keegan[19]

Hard Charger: 59m-Andrew Myers +8

 

 

Boyles Likes Lakeside

Kansas City, KS (May 11, 2017)-After picking up a win during his rookie season with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints last May, Clinton Boyles won for the second year in a row on Thursday night at Lakeside Speedway. Cody Baker edged Isaac Chapple to lead lap one in the twenty lapper. Baker set a torrid pace as he ran the high side of the 4/10 mile speed plant. Behind him, Boyles moved his way forward from his fifth starting position. Baker continued to lead as Boyles moved into second past Chappel. Around the halfway point, Boyles started making up ground as lap by lap he cut into Baker's lead. By lap fourteen, Boyles was applying heavy pressure as Baker continued to lead. The pair ran side by side battling for the lead. Baker narrowly led lap fifteen as Boyles was making the bottom work. Boyles got a good run on lap sixteen to move into the lead, but Baker wasn't done as the two moved through lapped traffic. Boyles would hold off Baker in the non-stop 20 laps to pick up his fifth career POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints win aboard his Jesse Hockett Racing/Lucas Oil/Rod End Supply Maxim with RMS power. Baker was a strong second in his Ted Hall-owned Ultra Shield/Hinchman Racewear/Bell Helmets XXX with Hall power under the hood. Chapple, making his second career start, would finish third in his CFH Ent/Superior Consulting/S&M Construction Claxton-powered DRC. Weyant was fourth in his Weeble's Bar and Grill/Ealey Transportation/Tosti's Transmission Eagle with Automotive Machine power. Rounding out the top five was Quinton Benson in the QBR/Midwest Speed Shop/Sea to Sea Transportation XXX with Speed Shack Performance power. Slater Helt was sixth and he was followed by Chris Parkinson. Mitchell Moore, Warren Johnson, and Rob Hockett rounded out the top ten. The POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints will next be in action on Friday May 19 at the US 36 Raceway in Osborn, MO and on Saturday May 20 at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO.

Hinchman Racewear 1st Heat-8 laps 1. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (5); 2. 21-Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (1); 3. 77-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (8); 4. 15B-Quinton Benson, Emma, MO(4); 5. 77H-Rob Hockett, Lone Jack, MO (2); 6. 93-Steve Mahannah, Springfield, MO (7); 7. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (6); 8. 93M-Dustin Morgan, Tulsa, OK (DNS) Wilwood Disc Brakes 2nd Heat-8 laps 1. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack, MO (1); 2. 52-Isaac Chapple, Willow Branch, IN (2); 3. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (5); 4. 22S-Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (4); 5. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (7); 6. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (3); 7. 82-Vinny Ward, Warrenton, MO (6) POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints A-Main-20 laps 1. 77-Clinton Boyles (5); 2. 38-Cody Baker (4); 3. 52-Isaac Chapple (2); 4. 99-Korey Weyant (6); 5. 15B-Quinton Benson (8); 6. 22S-Slater Helt (9); 7. 65-Chris Parkinson (7); 8. 51-Mitchell Moore (12); 9. 42-Warren Johnson (13); 10. 77H-Rob Hockett (10); 11. 93-Steve Mahannah (11); 12. 82-Vinny Ward (14); 13. 21-Ryan Kitchen (1)-DNF; 14. 11W-Wyatt Burks (3)-DNF

 

 

St. Francois County Raceway

Hello race fans! This is your St. Francois County Raceway Race Recap for the third night of action packed racing on May 6th. This recap is brought to you by Dale Mosier Auto Body. This night of racing was scheduled to be the fifth night of racing but due to rain it actually only the third night of racing and $5 night in the grandstands as well. With a large crowd in attendance, the racing was filled with action. On top of the weekly scheduled races, the promoters put on a Tire Race during intermission for the fans to enjoy eight of their favorite drivers race from the start of the front stretch to the end while rolling a tire. First tire to cross the finish line would be the winner. The catch to this race was that none of the tires were the same size. All the tires had a number painted on them and each driver had to draw a number to see what tire they could claim as theirs. The eight drivers that participated were: Super Street drivers Kevin Mosier and Jason Neel, B-modified drivers Shane Blair and Jeremy Welborn, A-modified drivers Jeff Asher and Tim Nash, and Sprint Car drivers Scottie Gretzmacher and Kevin Petty. Each driver raced down the front stretched but Tim Nash was the one that crossed the finish line first. The crowd seem to really enjoy the Tire Race as well as the prize that each driver threw out after finishing the race. The fans not only enjoyed the Tire Race but also seen to enjoy the entire night of racing and here is why.
Up first for this action packed night of racing was the Super Street class. The Super Street class had 18 cars in attendance divided evenly into three heat races, Heat race number one had six cars take the green flag and, in his return the driver’s seat of a race car, the number 50 of Kent Nations took the win. Chuck Adams finishing behind him in second place after starting in the sixth place position. Bringing in the third place finish was the 21w of Brad Callahan.
Heat race number two also had six cars take the green flag. Jumping out to an early lead and taking the win was the 269 of Josh Ramer. Travis Goodman, back on the track for the first time this season, finished second in the number 76 car with Tony Wyatt crossing the line in third place in the 67 car.
Heat race number three also had six cars take the green flag. Taking the checkered flag was the 40 car of Kevin Mosier with Dom Wadlow returning the driver’s seat and finishing in second place in the 30w. Bringing it across the line in third place was the 94n of Jason Neel.
The main event was definitely an interesting one. All 18 cars took the green flag in what was scheduled to be a 15 lap race. Due to the new time limit rule for this season, the 15 lap race was shortened significantly due to the amount of caution which drained the time down to nothing. After time expired, the number 40 car of Kevin Mosier found himself in victory lane after making a pass for the lead just moments before the race was over. Finishing in a close second place was the 269 of Josh Ramer. Third place went to the number 50 of Kent Nations with Chuck Adams taking fourth place in the number 99. Bringing his car across the line in the fifth place position was Jason Neel in the 94n. Also, every class has to have a hard charger. That person would be the driver that advanced the most spots from the start to the finish. For the Super Street class, that driver was the 42 of John Dickerson for advancing six spots from fourteenth to eighth.
The second class to run was the A-modified class. The car count for the A-modifieds was noticeably larger than it was the last night of racing. This time there were 22 A-modifieds in attendance divided into three heat races. Heat number one had eight cars take the green flag with Matt Dickerman coming out on top in the 18d car. Finishing second was Tim Radford in the 10r car with Jeremy Greenwalt finishing third in the 18x.
Heat race number two had seven cars take the green flag. Billy Smith took the early lead and finished first in the number 14 car. The number 37 of Brian Wolfmeier finish second with Kodi Savage finishing in third place in the number 25s car.
Heat race number three had seven cars take the green flag and Jeff Asher was the winner for this heat in the number 56 car. Making his way from the seventh starting position, David Armstrong brought the number 34 car across the finish line in second place. Finishing in third place was the number 10x of Jim Black.
The main event for the A-modifieds had all 22 cars take the green flag. This race was action packed throughout the field. After 20 laps of racing, Billy Smith took home his second feature win this season in the number 14 car. David Armstrong put on a show for the fans as he raced to a second place finish in the number 34 car while Brian Wolfmeier finished in third place in the number 37 car. Fourth place went to the number 7 car of Tim Nash. Nash started in the twenty second position passing eighteen cars to finish in fourth place making him the hard charger of the A-modified class. Finishing fifth was the 10x of Jim Black.
Up next on the night was the Sprint Car class. There were 23 Sprint Cars in attendance divided into three heat races. Heat number one had eight cars take the green flag but only five cross the finish line with Steve Short being the first place finisher in the number 18s car. Dustin Adams finished in second place right before his number 3 car went up in smoke while the number 22 of Dustin Barks finished in third place from the seventh place starting position.
Heat number two also had eight cars take the green flag and Joey Boyd took the checkered flag in the number 67 car with the 87 of Kent Buckley finishing in second place. Crossing the line in third place was the 42 car with Andy McElhannon behind the wheel.
Heat number three had seven cars take the green flag with Jeff Wurst taking the win from the fourth starting position in the number 88 car. Wurst put on a great race for the fans with the second place finisher Joey Montgomery in the 35 car, beating him by less than a car length. Third place went to Robbie Standridge in the number 17* after starting sixth.
The Sprint Car dash consist of the top two finishers from each heat race. Taking the win in the Sprint Car dash was the 35 of Joey Montgomery with Steve Short finishing in second in the 18s. Third place went to Kent Buckley in the 87 car.
21 of the 23 Sprint Cars in attendance started the main event. Of those 21 cars, Joey Montgomery finished on top in the number 35 car with Steve Short finishing in second place in the 18s. Robbie Standridge finished in third place in the number 17* from the ninth starting position making him the hard charger for the Sprint Car class for advancing six spots. Fourth place went to Joey Boyd in the 67 car with Kent Buckley finishing in fifth place in car number 87.
The last class for the night was the B-modified class. There were 27 B-modifieds in attendance divided into fourth heat races. Heat number one had seven cars take the green flag with the 327 of Chuck Goodman taking the win from the sixth starting position. Joe Giesler finished second place in the 85g car while the number 20s of Eddie Smith finished in third place.
Heat number two also had seven cars take the green flag and finishing on top was the 10s of Shane Blair. Kyle Wide finished in second place in the number 39 after a close race with the third place finisher of Eric Sarakas in the number 2 car.
Heat race number three had seven cars scheduled to start but only six took the green flag. Finishing in first place was the 05 car of Mike Savage. In second place was the 147 of Kyle Stolzer after starting in the fifth place position. Bringing his car across the line in third place was the 44 car of Darryll Dickerson.
Heat number four had six cars scheduled to start but only five took the green flag. Eddie Gross took the win on his first night of the season from the fifth starting position in his 4g car. The 88s of Allen Meyer finished in second place while the 27 of Kevin Worley finished third.
Due to the amount of cars in attendance, a B-main had to be run. Taking the B-main win was the 8g1 of Josh Gibson. Finishing in second place was the 25 of Patrick DeNoyer with Chasten Boen finishing third in the number 21 car. Fourth place went to Kyle Jarrett in the number 10 car with Dan McNail bringing his 67m car across the finish line in the fifth and last transferring position.
The last main event on the night was won by the 05 car of Mike Savage. Finishing in second place was Kyle Stolzer in the 147 car with Eddie Gross finishing in third place in the 4g car from the eighth place starting position. Fourth place went to the 88s of Allen Meyer with Darryll Dickerson finishing in fifth place in the number 44 car from the eleventh starting position. The hard charger for the B-modified class was Patrick DeNoyer in the number 25 car for advancing eight spots from the eighteenth starting position to the tenth place finishing position.

 

Grosz Holds on for Exciting NCRA Upper Midwest Sprint Series Victory!

It was race two on the 2017 race season for the National Championship Racing Association Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) winged division held its first-ever co-sanctioned event with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series (MSTS) at the Fairmont Raceway on Saturday evening May 6. When the dirt settled, it was Harwood, North Dakota driver Lee Grosz reaching Rock Auto victory lane.

A decent field of nineteen sprints signed into the pits. Drivers drew for their heat race starting spots. The format would see three heats and a feature for the sprint cars. Heat race wins went to Ramona, SD racer Ryan Bickett, Grosz and Skylar Prochaska from Lakefield. Passing and finishing points were used to determine the feature race lineup. John Lambertz of Sioux Falls got the pole starting spot with McCarl to his outside. Bickett and Grosz would roll off from the second row.

John Lambertz and Carson McCarl started on the front row for the twenty-lap feature with McCarl grabbing the lead at the start with Grosz and Ryan Bickett in pursuit. The first yellow of the feature fell on lap four when Kevin Bradwell stopped in turn three.

McCarl continued to pace the field on the restart while behind him, Skylar Prochaska was on the move from his sixth starting spot. The second caution flag fell a couple laps later when Jody Rosenboom stopped with a flat left rear tire.

On the final restart, Grosz and Prochaska both got by McCarl and proceeded to have a great duel up front. At one point, Prochaska passed Grosz in turns one and two, only to see Grosz return the favor over in turns three and four. Prochaska got high in turn three on the final lap and both Bickett and fifth starting Kaley Gharst from Decatur, IL ducked under him. Lee Grosz sped on to victory over Bickett, Gharst, Prochaska and fourteenth starting Dylan Peterson from Sioux Falls.

The three, ten lap heat races for the 19-car field were won by Bickett, Grosz and Prochaska.

The NCRA UMSS sprints will take a couple of weekends off before a three-race Memorial Day Weekend tour through western Wisconsin sees the “winged warriors” at Red Cedar Speedway, Rice Lake Speedway and Eagle Valley Speedway on May 26-28. The following weekend will see another MSTS/UMSS co-sanctioned effort with three shows at the Jackson Nationals on June 1-3 which will also feature the popular World of Outlaws in action at the Jackson Motorplex.

Keep tabs on all of the UMSS winged sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the red logo or by following us on Facebook.

To learn more about the National Championship Racing Association, check out their official website www.racencra.com and their series sprint car facebook page: NCRA Racing & Associates.

The NCRA would like to thank the following for their involvement in the NCRA Sprint Car Series for the 2017 racing season: Lightning Wings, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Ultra-Shield Race Products.

NCRA UMSS

Fairmont Raceway/Fairmond, Minnesota

May 6, 2017

19 Cars

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 17B-Ryan Bickett[2]; 2. 7-Kaley Gharst[1]; 3. 20G-Chris Graf[4]; 4. 2-Derrik Lusk[3]; 5. 101-Chuck McGillivray[7]; 6. 91A-Reed Allex[5]; 7. 07-Derek Anderson[6].

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz[2]; 2. 6-Carson McCarl[1]; 3. 14-Jody Rosenboom[3]; 4. 2D-Dusty Ballenger[5]; 5. 25-Dylan Peterson[6]; 6. 10J-Justin Jacobsma[4].

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 35-Skylar Prochaska[6]; 2. 12L-John Lambertz[2]; 3. 612-Isaac Schreurs[4]; 4. 42-Kevin Flowers[5]; 5. 14K-Victoria Knutson[3]; 6. 77-Kevin Bradwell[1].

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz[4]; 2. 17B-Ryan Bickett[3]; 3. 7-Kaley Gharst[5]; 4. 35-Skylar Prochaska[6]; 5. 25-Dylan Peterson[14]; 6. 6-Carson McCarl[2]; 7. 12L-John Lambertz[1]; 8. 2D-Dusty Ballenger[10]; 9. 2-Derrik Lusk[13]; 10. 42-Kevin Flowers[11]; 11. 14-Jody Rosenboom[9]; 12. 20G-Chris Graf[7]; 13. 612-Isaac Schreurs[8]; 14. 101-Chuck McGillivray[12]; 15. 14K-Victoria Knutson[15]; 16. 91A-Reed Allex[16]; 17. (DNF) 10J-Justin Jacobsma[17]; 18. (DNF) 77-Kevin Bradwell[18]; 19. (DNF) 07-Derek Anderson[19].
Lap Leaders: McCarl 1-11, Grosz 12-20. Cautions: (2) Yellow with 4 laps in for 77 stopped turn 3. Yellow with 11 laps in for 14 flat tire.

 

 

Lee Grosz Tops MSTS/UMSS Sprint Show at Fairmont Fairmont, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (5-6-17)

The beautiful spring weather continued for the second race night of the season, as the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) winged division held its first-ever co-sanctioned event with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series (MSTS) at the Fairmont Raceway on Saturday evening May 6. At the end of the 20 lap feature race, a familiar name to both UMSS and MSTS fans found his way to Rock Auto Victory Lane. Lee Grosz of Harwood, ND took the lead from Altoona, IA driver Carson McCarl following a lap 11 restart and drove to his 10th career UMSS victory and first of the young season for both series. The win paid Grosz $1,500.

A decent field of nineteen sprints signed into the pits. Drivers drew for their heat race starting spots. The format would see three heats and a feature for the sprint cars. Heat race wins went to Ramona, SD racer Ryan Bickett, Grosz and Skylar Prochaska from Lakefield. Passing and finishing points were used to determine the feature race lineup. John Lambertz of Sioux Falls got the pole starting spot with McCarl to his outside. Bickett and Grosz would roll off from the second row.

McCarl grabbed the lead on the big, fast track and looked strong up front with Grosz and Bickett in pursuit. The first yellow blinked on when Kevin Bradwell stopped in turn 3 four laps into the race. McCarl continued to pace the field as the green replaced the yellow. Prochaska was on the move from his sixth starting spot. When the caution waved for the second time for a left rear flat tire on the Jody Rosenboom sprinter, all bets were off on the restart. Grosz and Prochaska both got by McCarl and proceeded to have a great duel up front. At one point, Prochaska passed Grosz in turns 1-2 only to see Grosz return the favor over in turns 3-4. Prochaska got high in turn 3 on lap 19 and both Bickett and fifth starter Kaley Gharst from Decatur, IL ducked under him. Lee Grosz sped on to victory over Bickett, Gharst, Prochaska and 14th starter Dylan Peterson from Sioux Falls. Rounding out the top ten finishers were McCarl, Lambertz, Harrisburg, SD driver Dusty Ballenger, Derrik Lusk from nearby Jackson and Kevin Flowers from Hartford, SD.

The UMSS winged sprints will take a couple of weekends off before a three-race Memorial Day Weekend tour through western Wisconsin sees the winged warriors race with the Traditional sprints at Red Cedar Speedway, Rice Lake Speedway and Eagle Valley Speedway on May 26-28. The following weekend will see another MSTS/UMSS co-sanctioned effort with three shows at the Jackson Nationals on June 1-3 which will also feature the popular World of Outlaws in action at the Jackson Motorplex. Keep tabs on all of the UMSS winged sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the red logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS Race Results - Fairmont Raceway May 6, 2017 (Race #2) MSTS/UMSS co-sanctioned event

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz[4]; 2. 17B-Ryan Bickett[3]; 3. 7-Kaley Gharst[5]; 4. 35-Skylar Prochaska[6]; 5. 25-Dylan Peterson[14]; 6. 6-Carson McCarl[2]; 7. 12L-John Lambertz[1]; 8. 2D-Dusty Ballenger[10]; 9. 2-Derrik Lusk[13]; 10. 42-Kevin Flowers[11]; 11. 14-Jody Rosenboom[9]; 12. 20G-Chris Graf[7]; 13. 612-Isaac Schreurs[8]; 14. 101-Chuck McGillivray[12]; 15. 14K-Victoria Knutson[15]; 16. 91A-Reed Allex[16]; 17. (DNF) 10J-Justin Jacobsma[17]; 18. (DNF) 77-Kevin Bradwell[18]; 19. (DNF) 07-Derek Anderson[19]. Lap Leaders: McCarl 1-11, Grosz 12-20. Cautions: (2) Yellow with 4 laps in for 77 stopped turn 3. Yellow with 11 laps in for 14 flat tire.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 17B-Ryan Bickett[2]; 2. 7-Kaley Gharst[1]; 3. 20G-Chris Graf[4]; 4. 2-Derrik Lusk[3]; 5. 101-Chuck McGillivray[7]; 6. 91A-Reed Allex[5]; 7. 07-Derek Anderson[6].

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz[2]; 2. 6-Carson McCarl[1]; 3. 14-Jody Rosenboom[3]; 4. 2D-Dusty Ballenger[5]; 5. 25-Dylan Peterson[6]; 6. 10J-Justin Jacobsma[4].

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 35-Skylar Prochaska[6]; 2. 12L-John Lambertz[2]; 3. 612-Isaac Schreurs[4]; 4. 42-Kevin Flowers[5]; 5. 14K-Victoria Knutson[3]; 6. 77-Kevin Bradwell[1].

 

 

Flyin’ Jordan Ryan takes SOD opener @ Crystal

ERIE, MI (May 8, 2017) – On a cold, windy Michigan night, the action was hot for the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP season opener Saturday at Crystal Motor Speedway as Castalia, Ohio’s Jordan Ryan led green to checkered for the win.  Ryan, in a 410, won over Matt Foos in a 305 normally driven by Kelsey Ivy.  Foos stayed within striking distance of Ryan all race long, but never had a chance to challenge the leader.  Dain Naida, started 5th and appeared to get better as the race went on, and took 3rd from Max Stambaugh at the finish.  After a brief caution for a spin on lap 2, the next 23 laps went nonstop.

 

SOD competitor Mark Aldrich started the night off in an exciting way doing a series of flips in turn four during qualifying.  The damaged parts were quickly replaced, and Aldrich transferred to the feature through his heat race, but retired early, finishing in 19th place.

 

Dain Naida came from 4th to win the Engler Machine & Tool heat.  Max Stambaugh picked up the COMP Cams heat from the pole position.  Matt Foos won the RockAuto.com heat from the pole also.

 

Dan McCarron won the B Main with Sturat Brubaker, Andy Chehowski, Troy Chehowski, and Austin Nemire also advancing to the feature.

 

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

Heat Group

#

Driver

Engler Machine & Tool heat

17x

Dain Naida

COMP Cams heat

35

Stuart Brubaker

RockAuto.com heat

71H

Jared Horstman

 

Heat Races – Winners $100 each

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

 

COMP Cams Heat #2

 

#

Driver

Contingency

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

17x

Dain Naida

 

 

5M

Max Stambasugh

 

2

46

Robert Huisken

Kistler Racing Products

 

9

Jordan Ryan

Allstar Performance

3

41

Thomas Schinderle

Racing Optics

 

49T

Gregg Dalman

Racing Optics

4

24

Eric Smith

 

 

0

Steve Irwin

 

5

10s

Jay Steinebach

 

 

5B

Chad Blonde

 

6

47

Robert Bulloch

 

 

22m

Dan McCarron

 

7

91L

Lexi Adgate

 

 

35

Stuart Brubaker

 

8

17

Dustin Carl

 

 

16

Austin Nemire

 

9

18

DJ Lamance

 

 

6

Tyler Bearden

 

 

RockAuto.comHeat #3

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

20i

Matt Foos

 

2

71H

Jared Horstman

Kistler Racing Products

3

4

Craig Karazim

Racing Optics

4

12

Chris Gurley

 

5

1a

Mark Aldrich

 

6

20A

Andy Chehowski

 

7

21T

Troy Chehowski

 

8

89

Chris Pobanz

 

 

B-Main

 

#

Driver

1

22m

Dan McCarron

2

35

Stuart Brubaker

3

20A

Andy Chehowski

4

21T

Troy Chehowski

5

16

Austin Nemire

6

47

Robert Bulloch

7

89

Chris Pobanz

8

18

DJ Lamance

9

91L

Lexi Adgate

10

17

Dustin Carl

11

6

Tyler Bearden

 

Feature

 

#

Driver

Contingency Awards

1

9

Jordan Ryan

Rod End Supply

2

10i

Matt Foos

Rod End Supply

3

17x

Dain Naida

Rod End Supply

4

5M

Mak Stambaugh

Schoenfeld Headers

5

71H

Jared Horstman

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

41

Thomas Schinderle

 

7

0

Steve Irwin

Allstar Performance

8

5B

Chad Blonde

 

9

35

Sturat Brubaker

King Racing Products

10

46

Robert Huisken

 

11

4

Craig Karazim

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

12

12

Chris Gurley

 

13

22m

Dan McCarron

 

14

10s

Jay Steinebach

 

15

20A

Andy Chehowski

 

16

49T

Gregg Dalman

 

17

16

Austin Nemire

 

18

21T

Troy Chehowski

 

19

1a

Mark Aldrich

 

20

24

Eric Smith

 

 

Specialty Awards

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Stuart Brubaker, +8

BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Thomas Schinderle (6th)

DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – Jay Steinebach (14th)

Perfit Corporation Lucky Dog – Craig Karazim

 

For more information about Engine Pro go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  The full 2017 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, current news, and other information are available at www.sprintsondirt.com.

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products, and XYZ Machining.  In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

Park Jefferson Speedway

The Park Jefferson Speedway hosted 92 cars for Lieber Construction night. Headlined by the Road to the Iron Cup event for Sport Compacts, the evening saw a heavy berm build around the top of the track which created lightning quick heat races and later a tricky racing surface. When it was all done, there were dramatic shifts in the point standings as a result of a number of contentious black flags and disqualifications.
In the Keizer Wheels Sprint Cars, it was a familiar face in victory lane as Jack Dover wheeled his HomePride number 53 to the top spot. At the outset, Nebraska 360 stalwart Jordan Boston roared to the top side of the oval and cruised. Third starting Dover quickly made his way to the 2nd spot and began his pursuit of Boston. At the midway point Dover engaged Boston and was able to put a strong power move on deep in the turn to take the top spot and roar away to victory. Jordan Martens returned in the 86 car and rounded out the podium.
Mapleton, Iowa’s Jim Thies also used a third place starting spot to his advantage to take top honors in the SignMasters Modifieds. Thies, who was the 2015 track champion, was able to work around 3rd place finishing Chad TenNapel and Shane Demay to take the top spot in the modifieds. Sioux Cities, Bob Moore came from ninth and worked all lines around the track to jump into the point lead by virtue of his runner up finish.
Elijah Zevenbergen just cannot be stopped in the J&J Fitting Stock cars as he continues to dominate the facility. In a rare mishap, the Z Man missed the invert in his heat race and ended up starting in the 13th position. It was little obstacle as he put the 66 in cruise control and roared to the win. 11th starting Zach Oliver was 2nd and Justin Regnerus returned from a blown engine the opening week to take third.
The Schaeffer Oil Sport Mods continue to provide excitement and intrigue. After being dominated by Todd Boulware, Kirk Beatty and Karl Brewer, this week saw Darin Roepke take the top spot and Josh Blom finish in 2nd. Roepke was able to take advantage of his #1 starting spot by jumping out to a quick lead of Mitch Van Engen. A carnage filled affair saw both Dave Riley and Kirk Beatty come from the tenth row to finish 3rd and 4th in the feature event. A post-race altercation caused even more intrigue and officials will be discussing with IMCA further sanctions after review of the event.
Two huge black flags may have changed the course of the point standings in the IMCA Hobby Stock division. The top 2 point earners, Dustin Gulbrandson and Craig Clift saw the black and caused first place starting Andy Hoffman to take top honors. Hoffman was able to hammer the top side of the facility and roar to victory. Paul Menard and Aaron Shearn rounded out the top 3.
In the featured class, Fox 620 Sport Compacts, it was Tyler Thompson taking home the big prize of $150 and gaining entry in the Iron Cup. Thompson was able to come from deep in the field and wear down the field of 8 other competitors to take the top spot. Jake Newsom was able to slip around Brody Spreng for 2nd. Spreng has been a real surprise for the 2017 campaign as he continues to improve every week. This division continues to bring new drivers into the fold and is exciting to watch every week.
Park Jefferson will be back in action this Saturday Night. The event is currently unsponsored and any business looking to become the feature event sponsor should contact Rod Olson at 712-267-3278. Gates open at 5 pm with racing at 7pm. Adults are $12, Seniors 70+ are $5 and Children are $2. The Budweiser clubhouse will be open and a clubhouse pass can be added to any ticket for $12.
Modifieds:
1 Jim Thies Mapleton, IA 23
2 Bob Moore Sioux City, IA 48
3 Chad TenNapel Sioux City, IA 20
4 Jason Schneiders Sioux City, IA 44X
5 Rj Merchant Sioux City, IA 77
Stock Cars:
1 Elijah Zevenbergen Ocheyeden, IA 66Z
2 Zach Olivier Sioux Falls, SD 71
3 Justin Regnerus Middleburg, IA 32
4 Paul Wenzlaff Yankton, SD 10X
5 Todd Gereau Sioux City, IA 94
Sport Mods:
1 Darin Roepke Lemars, IA 47
2 Josh Blom S. Soux City, NE 25
3 Dave Riley Sioux City, IA 56
4 Kirk Beatty Sioux City, IA 21B
5 Jared Nytroe Brandon, SD 5
Hobby Stocks:
1 Andy Hoffman Sioux City, SD 8X
2 Paul Menard Merrill, IA 16D
3 Aaron Shearn Sioux City, SD 58
4 David Miller Sioux City, IA 29M
5 Nick Schilling 717
Sport Compacts:
1 Tyler Thompson Sioux City, IA 15
2 Jake Newsom Sioux City, IA 423
3 Brody Spreng Sioux City, IA 27S
4 Derek Boggs 31
5 Randy Cass Onawa, IA 3RC
360 Sprints:
1 Jack Dover Springfield, NE 53
2 Jordan Boston Crete, NE 82
3 Jordan Martens Sioux Falls, SD 86
4 Cody Hansen Nunda, SD 4
5 TJ Artz Lincoln, NE 57
6 Tommy Barber Brandon, SD 75
7 Lee Goos Jr Hartford, SD 17
8 Elliot Amdahl Flandreau, SD 51A
9 Kevin Ingle Huron, SD 2K
10 Renn Weber Hartford, SD 0
11 Jason Becker Seward, NE 17B
12 Brandon Stevenson Holstein, IA 29
13 Matt Ziebarth Flandreau, SD 3Z

 

Double X Speedway California, MO 5/7/17

Double X-Speedway Kicks off 2017 Racing Season

The opening night of the 2017 racing season at Double-X Speedway is officially in the books. The feature event in the Winged Sprint car division kept fans of two drivers on the edge of their seats. Evan Martin of Lohman and Sedalia's Jonathan Cornell started side by side on the front row, Martin won the race into turn 1 and spent the next 24 and 3/4 laps holding off strong challenges from Cornell. With martin locked on to the cushion, Cornell would follow until he had the opportunity to move to the bottom to mount a pass only to find traction lacking on the low groove. Martin would prevail through three caution flags and restarts to pick up the victory. Cornell would settle for second. Corey Nelson ran a solid third, traveling Zach Daum would finish fourth with local shoe Tyler Blank in fifth and another traveling racer Jamie Ball crossing the stripe sixth. Brian Beebe and Bailey Elliott rounded out the field. Martin and Cornell claimed the heat race wins. Taylor Walton was also in attendance but suffered mechanical problems in his heat race.

In a dominating performance, Tom Curran of KC, MO picked up the 600cc Micro Sprint feature win. Early leader Brian Wood was able to pick up the second spot, Nick Rasa was third, Kaitlyn Boland crossed the stripe fourth and Garrett Williamson competed the top five. Braydon Cromwell was sixth, Kyle Schlotz seventh, Marty Ballenger finished eighth, John Bernhardt ninth and Rudy Reyes was 10th. Philip Dietz completed the field. Wood and Curran took the heat race victories.

Chuck Coffey picked up the feature and heat race victories in the hobby stock division. Mike Schrader tried every trick in the book to get by the leader but had to settle for the runner up position. Jeremiah Wallingford finished third, Drew Tilly was fourth and Chris Brockert was fifth.

In the street stock division the victor was Harlan Dowell picked up the victory over Clayton Campbell, heat race winner Dalton Imhoff, Brandon Hays and Dennis Scheperle.

Racing continues next Sunday night, gates open at 5 racing starts at 7:30.

Winged Sprint 'A Main' Finish: Evan Martin, Lohman MO Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia MO Corey Nelson, Eugene Zach Daum, Pocahontas OK Tyler Blank, California MO Jamie Ball, Knoxville IA Brian Beebe, Oak Grove MO Bailey Elliott, California MO Taylor Walton, Warrensburg MO HEAT WINNERS: Evan Martin and Jonathan Cornell

Super Stock 'A main' Finish Harlan Dowell, Tipton, MO Clayton Campbell, Otterville, MO Dalton Imhoff, Jamestown MO Brandon Hays, California MO Denis Scheperlie, Russellville MO HEAT WINNER: Dowell

Hobby Stock "A Main" Finish Chuck Coffey, Windsor MO Mike Schrader, Sedalia Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home MO Drew Tully, Carrollton MO Chris Brockert, Versailles MO HEAT WINNER: Coffey

600cc Winged Micro 'A Main' Finish Tom Curran, Kansas City MO Brian Wood, California MO Nick Rasa, Sedalia MO Kaitlyn Boland, Columbia MO Garet Williamson, Columbia MO Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack MO Kyle Schlotz, Jefferson City MO Marty Ballenger, Malta Bend MO Jon Bernhardt, Sedalia MO Rudy Reyes, Marshall MO Philip Dietz, Lake Ozark MO HEAT WINNER: Wood and Curran

 

 

Shouse Last Lap Pass Nets Sprint Series of Oklahoma Victory!

Meeker, Oklahoma – May 5, 2017 - Defending series champion Andy Shouse passed race long leader Zach Blurton on the last lap to claim his first victory of the season Friday night as the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products made their first of two appearances of the season at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma.

Shouse and Jake Martens started on the front row for the twenty-five-lap feature with Martens taking the lead as the green flag fell. Joe Wood, Jr., Blurton, Shayla Waddell and Shouse were the top five after the first lap with Martens utilizing the bottom of the reworked quarter mile oval and Wood choosing the top side.

Martens kept a three-car-length lead for the first half of the race while Wood had to contend with fifth starting Blurton in a battle for the runner-up position.

The leader reached the back of the field on lap seven and as he began putting cars a lap down, Blurton snuck underneath Wood for the runner-up position and began to set his sights on Martens.

The first of two caution flags fell on lap nine when Triston Oakes spun in turn two.

While sitting in third position during the caution, Wood would retire pit side after bicycling earlier and losing a header.

On the attempted restart Waddell, who was running fifth, spun in turns three and four to bring out the night’s final caution flag.

The final restart saw Martens jump into the lead and still working the bottom of the track while Blurton kept his momentum up top and on lap thirteen, drove around the leader exiting turn two to take the lead. Blurton would reach the slower cars with ten laps to go while behind him, Shouse got past Martens to take over the runner-up position. Blurtons lead was five car lengths with just three laps remaining and that would soon change as slower cars would come into play

Entering turns one and two on the final lap and with two cars battling for position in front of the leader, Blurton hesitated briefly to find and opening allowing Shouse to sneak pass exiting turn two to take the lead. Shouse worked low coming out of turn four and Blurton up high coming out of turn four with Shouse holding on to take the one-car-length victory.

Martens settled for third while eighth starting Blake Daccus and seventh starting Brandon Long rounded out the top five.

The three, eight lap heat races for the twenty-seven-car field were won by Long, Shouse, Todd Schwartz and Martens. Wichita Falls, Texas driver Chad Koch, who came into the night fourth in the point standings, broke a throttle linkage in his heat race causing him to run the ten lap “B” Feature. Koch would be rewarded the victory after Dillon Laden was penalized for a rules infraction. Koch would start the feature finale seventeenth and come home with a seventh-place feature finish.

Next up for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products will be this coming Saturday night, May 13, at Elk City Speedway in Elk City, Oklahoma.

Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Red Dirt Raceway/Meeker, Oklahoma

May 5, 2017

27 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Brandon Long, 2) Blake Daccus, 3) Shayla Waddell, 4) Nick Bates, 5) Eric Matthews, 6) Darrell McQuire, 7) Chad Koch

2nd Heat: 1) Andy Shouse, 2) Zach Blurton, 3) Cody Whitworth, 4) Brandon Anderson, 5) Dillon Laden, 6) Jerry Jumper, 7) Blake Scott

3rd Heat: 1) Todd Schwartz, 2) Joe Wood, Jr., 3) Stan Constant, 4) Justin Mowery, 5) James Fabian, 6) Chase Smith, DNS) Mike Scott

4th Heat: 1) Jake Martens, 2) Justin Fisk, 3) Sheldon Barksdale, 4) Loyd Clevenger, 5) Tristian Oakes, 6) Michael Gossman

B Feature: 1) Chad Koch, 2) Tristian Oakes, 3) Michael Gossman, 4) Jerry Jumper, 5) Blake Scott, 6) Darrell McQuire, 7) Chase Smith, 8) Nick Bates, 9) James Fabian, 10) Dillon Laden, DNS: Mike Scott

A Feature: 1) Andy Shouse, 2) Zach Blurton, 3) Jake Martens, 4) Blake Daccus, 5) Brandon Long, 6) Todd Schwartz, 7) Chad Koch, 8) Cody Whitworth, 9) Sheldon Barksdale, 10) Brandon Anderson, 11) Justin Fisk, 12) Tristian Oakes, 13) Justin Mowery, 14) Loyd Clevenger, 15) Shayla Waddell, 16) Eric Mathews, 17) Michael Gossman, 18) Jerry Jumper, 19) Stan Constant, 20) Joe Wood, Jr.

Lap Leaders: Martens 1-12; Blurton 13-24; Shouse 25

 

 

Mueller, Haddy, Sorce, Vetting, Larsen score in PDTR opener

Cold weather doesn’t deter huge car count

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 6, 2017 – A huge field of 109 cars and a hearty contingent of race-starved fans braved blustery weather conditions to ring in the 13th season of Plymouth Dirt Track Racing (PDTR) action at The Plymouth Dirt Track at Sheboygan County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 6.

For most competitors, the night marked the first opportunity to test their prized, finely-tuned machines after a long winter of preparation. On average, the results were expectedly uneven as all opening nights tend to be. Some drivers hit on all cylinders right out of the box, while worked through a bit of rust and a few first-night jitters.

At the end of the night, there were plenty of pleased race teams in the pit area, while a handful of others left the track with some work to do before strapping in for week two.

In the Late Model headliner, three-time PDTR champion Brad Mueller kicked off his 30th season of racing in grand style by capturing the 25-lap A main. Waupun’s Tim Haddy, who is marking his 25th season of racing this year, led flag-to-flag to claim the 25-lap Sprint Car A-Main, while Dan Sorce of West Allis (Grand National), Chad Vetting of Valders (B Mod) and Shiocton’s Denver Larsen (Micro Sprint) also opened the season with A main victories.

After an aborted start, polesitter Charlie Schmidt of Cedar Grove grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag of the Late Model main event with third-starter Randy Markwardt of Sheboygan trailing in second and defending PDTR Late Model champion Tim Buhler of Greenbush, who started fourth, moving into third.

As Markwardt began to reel in Schmidt, Mueller moved up from the seventh starting spot to work his way past Buhler into third place. Mueller then set his sights on Markwardt, quickly reeling in the 40-year veteran and executing a low move in turn one on lap 10 to assume the runner-up spot.

Meanwhile, Cleveland’s Justin Schmidt was making a similar charge to the front from his 12th starting position. On lap 11, Schmidt claimed third in the running order and began closing in the lead two of Mueller and Charlie Schmidt.

On lap 15, Mueller ducked underneath Charlie Schmidt in turn four to gain the top spot. Close behind, the Schmidts (Justin and Charlie) engaged in a short duel for second place before Justin prevailed to move into second place in turn two on lap 18.

The leaders approached heavy lapped traffic on lap 20, which made things challenging for Mueller and Justin Schmidt, but both drivers worked skillfully through the slower cars.

Sporting a throwback 1991 paint scheme for his 30th season, Mueller went on to post his 17th career PDTR Late Model A main victory in the non-stop, caution-free race over Justin Schmidt, who had to settle for second. Charlie Schmidt came home third, followed by fifth-starter Rick Scheffler of Waukesha in fourth and Buhler in fifth.

“This is a brand-new car and the first night for me in the car, so it was a little up in the air as to how we would be tonight,” Mueller said in victory lane. “Since we had nothing to go by with this car, we went back to our book and used some of our old knowledge to find some speed.

“It was a really nice track for us tonight,” he said. “It was a very smooth track, which usually is good for Late Models. The quality of the track showed tonight with no cautions for us. All of the Late Model guys did good job.”

The 25-lap Sprint Car A main got off to a rocky start as Andrew Westphal of Fond du Lac got sideways and flipped in turn three on the opening lap before collecting Paul Pokorski of West Bend. Both cars suffered heavy damage in the incident and retired to the pit area.

On the drop of the green flag, Tim Haddy outpowered outside front-row starter Brandon McMullen of Appleton to lead the opening lap. McMullen held tight with Haddy throughout most the race, following Haddy’s wheel tracks in close quarters on the predominately one-groove surface.

As the leaders encountered lapped traffic on lap 11, McMullen moved in to look under Haddy on a couple of occasions by the 25-year vet did not budge from his line, refusing to give McMullen an opening to pounce.

On lap 22, fifth-starter Justin Miller of Plymouth slipped past two-time PDTR Sprint Car champion Danny Schlafer of Sussex, who started fourth, to gain third.

Haddy held strong as the leaders approaches slower traffic in the closing laps to nip McMullen at the finish line to record his sixth career PDTR Sprint Car A-main victory and 18th career A main triumph in Midwest Sprint Car Association competition. McMullen finished second, followed by Miller in third, Schlafer fourth and 2010 PDTR Sprint Car champ Kurt Davis of West Allis fifth.

The scheduled 25-lap Grand National A main was limited to 18 laps as six caution flags pushed the race past the time limit.

The race was controlled throughout by polesitter Dan Sorce of West Allis, who held off the valiant attempts third starter Kurt Davis for the entire race. Tyler Kulow of Plymouth charged from the 18th starting spot to place third, followed by St. Peter’s Tim Simon, who started 11th, in fourth and outside front row starter Matt Jackson of Sheboygan in fifth.

Likewise, the scheduled 25-lap B Mod A main completed just nine laps following four caution flags.

Chad Vetting, who started fourth, took over the lead on lap two and never looked back en route to his first B Mod victory in PDTR competition.

Brandon Knepprath of Kewaskum notched a strong runner-up showing from his outside front row starting spot, defending PDTR B Mod champ Brandon Berth of Plymouth took third, followed by J.J. Walvoord, who started sixth, in fourth and Brian Bruechert of Kewaunee, who placed fifth after starting 11th.

Denver Larsen prevailed in the non-stop Micro Sprint A main to notch his first career PDTR A main triumph.

Larsen, who started third, engaged in an intense side-by-side battle with Dylan Larsen to take over second place on lap 5. Denver Larsen then started to close on outside front row starter Tory Strauss, who had led from the drop of the green flag.

However, Strauss slowed and retired to the infield on lap 12 to relinquish the lead to Denver Larsen, who then cruised to the victory.

Emily Portschy of Plymouth place second, followed by Preston Ruh (third) Tyler Davis (fourth) and Strauss fifth.

B main victories went to Dannon Tessmer (Sprint Car), Dick Hed of Plymouth (Grand National) and Patrick Hanson (B Mod).

PDTR racing action will continue next Saturday, May 13, with racing schedule to begin 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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JOHNSONVILLE SAUSAGE SPRINT CARS
HEAT 1
1, DANNY SCHLAFER. 2, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 3, MAYER
AUTOMOTIVE. 4, DANNON TESSMER. 5, DOUG WONDRA. 6, JOSH
TEUNISSEN. 7, KEVIN KARNTZ.
HEAT 2
1, JUSTIN MILLER. 2, TONY WONDRA. 3, CHRIS CLAYTON. 4, SCOTT
CONGER. 5, PAUL POKORSKI. 6, WILL GERRITS. 7, ROBBIE PRIBNOW.
HEAT 3
1, KURT DAVIS. 2, ANDREW WESTPHAL. 3, LANCE FASSBENDER. 4,
KEN JAY FIEDLER. 5, NICH MELIS. 6, MICHAEL YURMANOVICH. 7,
EMILY PORTSCHY.
HEAT 4
1, TIM HADDY. 2, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 3, AL SCHLAFER. 4, SPYDER
AKRIGHT. 5, TYLER BRABANT. 6, JOHN KRESBACH. 7, RYAN MAYR.
B FEATURE
1, DANNON TESSMER. 2, KEVIN KARNTZ. 3, ROBBIE PRIBNOW. 4, PAUL
POKORSKI. 5, DOUG WONDRA. 6, JOHN KRESBACH. 7, MICHAEL
YURMANOVICH. 8, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 9, SPYDER AKRIGHT. 10, EMILY
PORTSCHY. 11, WILL GERRITS. 12, JEFF LUDWIG. 13, RYAN MAYR.
(DNS).
A FEATURE
1, TIM HADDY. 2, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 3, JUSTIN MILLER. 4, DANNY
SCHLAFER. 5, KURT DAVIS. 6, TONY WONDRA. 7, CHRIS CLAYTON. 8,
MAYER AUTOMOTIVE. 9, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 10, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 11,
ROBBIE PRIBNOW. 12, SCOTT CONGER. 13, KEVIN KARNTZ. 14, AL
SCHLAFER. 15, TYLER BRABANT. 16, DANNON TESSMER. 17, DOUG
WONDRA. 18, JOHN KRESBACH. 19, ANDREW WESTPHAL. 20, LANCE
FASSBENDER. 21, PAUL POKORSKI.

LATE MODEL
HEAT 1
1, BRAD MUELLER. 2, JOEL BENNETT. 3, TIM BUHLER. 4, TJ DOLHUN.
5, JUSTIN SCHMIDT. 6, BILLY REZUTEK.
HEAT 2
1, TAYLOR SCHEFFLER. 2, RICK SCHEFFLER. 3, RANDY MARKWARDT.
4, CHARLES HUMMER. 5, ADAM JANKE. 6, ERIC MICHAELS.
HEAT 3
1, JIM SCHMIDT. 2, CHRIS CARLSON. 3, CHARLIE SCHMIDT. 4, PHIL
REHBERG. 5, JIM LETIZIA. 6, MIKE STANGL.
A FEATURE
1, BRAD MUELLER. 2, JUSTIN SCHMIDT. 3, CHARLIE SCHMIDT. 4, RICK
SCHEFFLER. 5, TIM BUHLER. 6, JIM SCHMIDT. 7, RANDY MARKWARDT.
8, JOEL BENNETT. 9, CHRIS CARLSON. 10, PHIL REHBERG. 11, ERIC
MICHAELS. 12, MIKE STANGL. 13, JIM LETIZIA. 14, BILLY REZUTEK. 15,
CHARLES HUMMER. 16, ADAM JANKE. 17, TAYLOR SCHEFFLER. 18, TJ
DOLHUN.

 

 

Tommy Tarlton Tops Round Two of Ocean Sprints Presented by Taco Bravo Action

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Watsonville, CA)- Though his appearances may be on a limited basis, Tommy Tarlton is a frequent visitor to Ocean Speedway victory lane and on Saturday night the Easton, CA took top honors in what was his first appearance of the 2017 season.

For the second week in a row it was Sebastopol, CA driver, Geoff Ensign leading the field to green. With the waiving of the green flag, Ensign would get off to the early lead as Tarlton ran his wake.

On an immaculately prepared Ocean Speedway racing surface, the first 11-laps would rip off without interruption until Jeremy Chisum and Darrell Taylor made contact and stopped. During the stoppage the complexion of the race would change a little as fourth running Justin Sanders made a quick trip to the work area to repair damage.

Back underway, Ensign would continue to hold the top spot over Tarlton, Kurt Nelson, Brad Furr, and Dustin Golobic until a quick caution would again fly on the 12th lap.

The ensuing restart saw the battle up front intensify as Tarlton began applying heavy pressure on the leader as they duo raced wheel-to-wheel. Coming out of turn four, Tarlton would become the race’s new leader as Furr was then able to overtake the second spot from Ensign.

While the battle up front was entertaining, Justin Sanders was making up ground in hurry after his early issues. Back up into the Top-5 with just 10-laps to go, Sanders would continue to charge forward as he was able to get by Nelson, Ensign, and Brad Furr to take over the second spot late in the race.

With Tarlton out in front by a large margin, Sanders would cut into his lead lap after lap, but in the end it was Tarlton parking his potent blaked out No. 21 machine on the front stretch with the win.

“I am getting older and these races come few and far between for myself, and it’s nice to come out and grab a win,” Tarlton said. “My guys do a great job on these cars, and that shows whenever one of our drivers shows up. Thanks to Paul Baines and everyone who helps us out, and thanks to our great partners for supporting us.”

Sanders would hang for second while Brad Furr, Geoff Ensign, and Kurt Nelson would round out the Top-Five.

Brad Furr got the night started off by setting the standard in qualifying time trials with a 11.793 second lap. A light car count put a two heat race program in motion with wins going to Kurt Nelson and Dustin Golobic as Geoff Ensign won the Dash for the second week in a row.

ON TAP- The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will return to Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA this coming Friday night.

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Six New Winners Visit 34 Raceway's Victory Lane on Saturday Night

by Brian Neal West Burlington, IA (Saturday, May 6, 2017) - Last Saturday mother nature dropped several inches of rain over the grounds at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, plus with very low temperature,s that forced the first cancellation of the 2017 season. But what a different weekend it was this weekend, as sunny skies and upper 60's helped to produce racing on Roberts Tire Center and The Mix Night. At the end of the night six new drivers visited victory lane for the first time of the season at the track.

The Crazy Coyote Mini Hauler Trucks made there first visit of the season at the track, with John Helenthal and Drake Fenton drawing the front row for the 12 lap feature. Fenton would take advantage of his front row start to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Jerad Ruble, who started 5th, and Helenthal. Ruble would follow in Fenton's tire tracks until lap 3, when he worked under him to take the top spot away. Fenton would try to get back by Ruble over the final laps. But Ruble was able to hold him off in a caution free race to pick up the win. Fenton settled for 2nd, Helenthal was 3rd, Lance Applegarth was 4th, with Dylan Reverend coming home in 5th.

Up next was the 15 lap Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMod feature, with Tom Lathrop and Scott Williams leading the field to green. But it was third place starter Austen Becerra who grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Williams and John Oliver Jr. Oliver Jr. moved into the runner up spot on lap 2, and then went to work on Becerra for the lead. The two would start to pull away from the rest of the field, when the first and only caution of the race appeared on lap 10. Dustin Ravelin would spin in turn 4 in front of the leaders to bring out the yellow. On the restart Becerra moved back out front, with Williams taking back second from Oliver Jr. Becerra then pulled away over the final 4 laps to claim his first win of the season at the track. Williams was 2nd, Andrew Burk came from 6th to finish 3rd, Oliver Jr. was 4th, with Brandon Lennox coming from 11th to finish in 5th.

Jeff Mallonee and Chase McDermand drew the front row for the 15 lap IMRA Midget feature, with McDermand jumping out front on lap 1 over Mallonee and Adam Taylor. The action up front was slowed for the first time on lap 2, when Mitchell Davis slowed to a stop in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. McDermand moved back out front on the restart, with Mallonee and Taylor close behind. Mallonee would slip under McDermand coming off turn 4 on lap 4 to take the top spot away. Two laps later, on lap 6, Brent Burrows slowed to a stop in turn 2 to bring out the second caution of the race. On the restart Derek Goble and Burrows collided down the front stretch to bring the caution light back on. The following restart saw Mallonee jump back out front, with Taylor and Tyson Hart following. Taylor tried to look under Mallonee over the next 5 laps, when the final caution of the race appeared on lap 11 to slow the action. Jacob Sollenberger spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Mallonee moved back out front, with Taylor and Hart still following. Mallonee would hold off all challenges over the final laps to pick up his first win of the season at 34 Raceway. Taylor was 2nd, Hart was 3rd, Jeremy Hull started 14th and passed 10 cars to come home in 4th, with Dillon Morley rounding out the top 5.

The 20 lap WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprint feature was up next, with Brayden Gaylord and Daniel Bergquist making up the front row. Bergquist would take advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Gaylord and Dave Getchell. On lap 2 Getchell over took Gaylord to move into the runner up spot, and then went to work on Bergquist for the lead. The two would start to pull away from the rest of the field, as they started to enter lapped traffic on lap 9. But when Colton Fisher spun in turn 2 on lap 15 to bring out the first and only caution of the race, this would bring the rest of the field back to their back bumpers. On the restart Getchell used the momentum off the top of turn 4 to take over the lead, with Bergquist and Nick Guernsey, who started 8th, close behind. While Getchell used the top of the track, Bergquist worked the bottom. Which paid off coming to the white flag, as Brgquist took the lead back from Getchell. Bergquist then held on over the final lap to score his first win of the season at the track. Getchell was 2nd, Jarrod Schneiderman, who started 7th, finished 3rd, Guernsey was 4th, with Donnie Steward coming home in 5th.

Mitch Boles and Dustin Smith led the field to green in the 20 lap Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modified feature. But it was fourth place starter Bill Roberts Jr. who led lap 1 over Smith and Boles. Roberts Jr., who was working the bottom of the track, and Smith, who was working the top, started to pull away from the battle behind them. Going into turn 1 on the final lap Smith was able to slip under Roberts Jr. to grab the top spot away coming off turn 2. Smith then held off Roberts Jr. coming off turn 4 to claim his first career Modified feature win, in a caution free race. Roberts Jr. settled for 2nd, Brandon Rothzen came from 7th to finish in 3rd, Dennis LaVeine came from 12th to finish in 4th, with Dugan Thye coming home in 5th.

Up next was the 20 lap Pepsi IMCA Stock Car feature, with Ray Raker and Cody Washburne making up the front row. Raker would take advantage of his starting spot to jump out front on lap 1 over Washburne and Dean Kratzer. Raker paced the field out front over the next 6 laps, as the rest of the field battled for position behind him. The action up front was slowed for the first time on lap 7, when Derek Schwandt spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Raker moved back out front, with Kratzer and Tom Bowling Jr., who started 7th, close behind. The close action up front was slowed for the second time on lap 10, when Washburne, who was running 5th, spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. Raker once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Bowling Jr. and Jim Redmann following. One lap later, lap 12, Schwandt would spin in turn 1 to bring out his second solo caution of the race to end his night. On the restart Raker moved back out front, with Bowling Jr and John Oliver Jr., who started 8th, close behind. Raker, who was working the top of the track, had to work to hold off Bolwing Jr., who was on the bottom, Oliver Jr., who was up top, and Redmann, who was on the bottom. Bowling Jr. was able to get up beside Raker on lap 15, but Raker was able to hold him off. When Oliver Jr. used the momentum off turn 4 on lap 17 to grab second away from Bolwing Jr., this would allow Raker to go on to win his first of the season at the track. Bowling Jr. worked back under Oliver Jr. coming to the checkered flag to finish 2nd, Oliver Jr. was 3rd, Redmann was 4th, with Jake Wenig finishing 5th.

The Sonny's Market 4 Cylinder 12 lap feature was the final one to take to the track. They would have troubles getting the feature going, as five cautions in the first 4 laps of the event slowed the action down. When the ambulance was called to the pits to care for someone, the race was called for the night. The rest of the 8 laps will be the first thing to run, with Austen Becerra, who was driving Daniel Fellows car, leading the race. Jake Dietrich is running 2nd, with Brandon Lambert running 3rd.

Coming up next week, Saturday, May 13th, at 34 Raceway is Victory Lane Suspensions Night. The WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints, Victory Lane Suspension IMCA Modifieds, Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars, Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMods, Sunoco Fuels Mod Lites, and Sonny's Market 4 Cylinders will all be in action on the night.

Pit gates will open at 4:30 PM, the grandstands at 5 PM, hot laps at 6:30 PM, and racing at 7 PM. Grandstand admission will be $10 for adults, seniors (60+) and students will be $8, and kids 10 & under FREE! Pit passes will be $25.

For more information about 34 Raceway you can visit the tracks website at www.34raceway.com, like them of Facebook, or download their new AP on your cell phone.

OFFICIAL RESULTS 34 Raceway, West Burlington, Iowa Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Roberts Tire Center and The Mix Night

WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints

A-Feature: 1. Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA; 2. Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA; 3. Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA; 4. Nick Guernsey, Burlington, IA; 5. Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA; 6. Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL; 7. Shane Quam, Burlington, IA; 8. Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA; 9. Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA; 10. Harold Pohren, New London, IA; 11. Jake Glasgow, West Burlington, IA; 12. Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA; 13. Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA; 14. Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA; 15. Travis Pence, Biggsville, IL; 16. Damian Getchell, Sperry, IA; 17. Nathan Murders, Burlington, IA; 18. Matt Krieger, Burlington, IA (DNS)

Heat 1: 1. Daniel Bergquist; 2. Andy Krieger; 3. Dave Getchell; 4. Nick Guernsey; 5. Harold Pohren; 6. Travis Pence

Heat 2: 1. Brayden Gaylord; 2. Tanner Gebhardt; 3. Jake Glasgow; 4. Ben Wagoner; 5. Nathan Murders; 6. Colton Fisher

Heat 3: 1. Jarrod Schneiderman; 2. Donnie Steward; 3. Matt Krieger; 4. Shane Quam; 5. Wyatt Wilkerson; 6. Damian Getchell

Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modifieds

A-Feature: 1. Dustin Smith, Taylor Ridge, IL; 2. Bill Roberts Jr., Burlington, IA; 3. Brandon Rothzen, Gladstone, IL; 4. Dennis LaVeine, West Burlington, IA; 5. Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA; 6. Rich Smith, Taylor Ridge, IL; 7. Milo Veloz, Colona, IL; 8. Mitch Boles, New London, IA; 9. Chadwick Giberson, Richland, IA; 10. Creston Williams, Newhall, IA; 11. Darrow Lillie, Burlington, IA; 12. Blake Woodruff, Galesburg, IL

Heat 1: 1. Brandon Rothzen; 2. Dugan Thye; 3. Blake Woodruff; 4. Chadwick Giberson; 5. Mitch Boles; 6. Darrow Lillie

Heat 2: 1. Dustin Smith; 2. Bill Roberts Jr.; 3. Rich Smith; 4. Milo Veloz; 5. Creston Williams; 6. Dennis LaVeine

Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars

A-Feature: 1. Ray Raker, Danville, IA; 2. Tom Bowling Jr., Danville, IA; 3. John Oliver Jr., Danville, IA; 4. Jim Redmann, Lockridge, IA; 5. Jake Wenig, Burlington, IA; 6. Dean Kratzer, Ft Madison, IA; 7. Travis Finke, Columbus Junction, IA; 8. Mark Bowman, Burlington, IA; 9. Cody Washburne, New London, IA; 10. Derek Schwandt, Burlington, IA; 11. Kevin Weak, Burlington, IA; 12. Dane Fenton, Burlington, IA; 13. Jason Cook, Mt Pleasant, IA (DNS); 14. Brandon Rothzen, Gladstone, IL (DNS); 15. Chad Krogmeier, Burlington, IA (DNS)

Heat 1: 1. John Oliver Jr.; 2. Jim Redmann; 3. Ray Raker; 4. Dane Fenton; 5. Mark Bowman; 6. Kevin Weak; 7. Chad Krogmeier (DNS); 8. Brandon Rothzen (DNS)

Heat 2: 1. Cody Washburne; 2. Tom Bowling Jr.; 3. Jake Wenig; 4. Dean Kratzer; 5. Travis Finke; 6. Jason Cook; 7. Derek Schwandt (DNS)

Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMods

A-Feature: 1. Austen Becerra, Carthage, IL; 2. Scott Williams, Ely, IA; 3. Andrew Burk, Donahue, IA; 4. John Oliver Jr., Danville, IA; 5. Brandon Lennox, New London, Mo; 6. Kyle Hill, New London, IA; 7. Sean Wyett, Danville, IA; 8. Daniel Keltner, Grandview, IA; 9. Joey Gower, Quincy, IL; 10. Travis Hartman, Burlington, IA; 11. Tom Lathrop, Ottumwa, IA; 12. Jacob Whittington, Davenport, IA; 13. Jason Delzell, Wapello, IA; 14. Dustin Ravelin, Middletown, IA

Heat 1: 1. John Oliver Jr.; 2. Austen Becerra; 3. Daniel Keltner; 4. Sean Wyett; 5. Tom Lathrop; 6. Brandon Lennox; 7. Travis Hartman

Heat 2: 1. Joey Gower; 2. Kyle Hill; 3. Scott Williams; 4. Andrew Burk; 5. Jacob Whittington; 6. Jason Delzell; 7. Dustin Ravelin

IMRA Midgets

A-Feature: 1. Jeff Mallonee, Bettendorf, IA; 2. Adam Taylor, Dwight, IL; 3. Tyson Hart, Monmouth, IL; 4. Jeremy Hull, Monmouth, IL; 5. Dillon Morley, Moline, IL; 6. Broc Hunnell, Eolia, MO; 7. Jacob Sollenberger, Canton, IL; 8. Mike Larson, Ottawa, IL; 9. Chris Bolander, Burlington, IA; 10. Kurt Mueller, Milan, IL; 11. Derek Goble, Burlington, IA; 12. Brent Burrows, Lewistown, IL; 13. Chase Mc Dermand, Springfield, IL; 14. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL

Heat 1: 1. Jeff Mallonee; 2. Adam Taylor; 3. Tyson Hart; 4. Broc Hunnell; 5. Mike Larson; 6. Chris Bolander; 7. Mitchell Davis (DNS)

Heat 2: 1. Chase Mc Dermand; 2. Dillon Morley; 3. Jacob Sollenberger; 4. Kurt Mueller; 5. Derek Goble; 6. Brent Burrows; 7. Jeremy Hull (DNS)

 

 

Greg Decaires picks up Thompson’s Auto Group Winged Sprint Car victory on Saturday at Placerville Speedway

By Brad Kennedy and Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – May 6, 2017…Elk Grove’s Greg Decaires was able to get around Jimmy Trulli on lap 17 and go on to lead the remaining distance in the main event to score victory with the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars at Placerville Speedway on Saturday.

Also sharing victory lane at the third Red Hawk Casino championship point race were Ray Trimble with the Ltd. Late Models, Dan Jinkersen with the Pure Stocks, Zach Keefe with the BCRA Midget Lites and Ted Ahart with the Mini Trucks.

The night of racing was completed even despite a 30 minute delay for rain prior to the feature. Promoter Scott Russell and the track prep staff did a solid job to save the track and allow main events to be completed.

At the waving of the green flag in the 25-lap Thompson’s Auto Group Winged Sprint Car feature it was Trulli who jumped into the lead and would hold a healthy command, until a red flag waved for Kirt Organ on lap 10. On the restart Decaires attempted a slider for the lead, but couldn’t make it stick. He then hounded Trulli for the top spot for several laps until completing a turn four slide job coming to complete lap 17.

Decaires took the checkered flag over Trulli, Jake Morgan, Mike Benson and Steven Tiner. “Last year was kind of an R&D season for us and this year we got back to the basics and the car has been perfect once when it rolled out of the trailer,” Decaires commented. “I can’t thank everyone that supports this team enough.” Decaires and Tiner captured the two heat races, while Hollister’s Tony Gualda set the ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award with a lap of 10.931.

Eight late models showed for their third round of 2017 with Mike Lightfoot and Matt Michelli setting the front row. Michelli powered out to the early lead as fourth place starter Ray Trimble would quickly fall into the second spot. The two leaders would race for 17 straight laps side by side even through a pair of restarts. The lead duo never had more than a car length on one another for the first 17 laps, in what was a thrilling feature.

One mistake would cost Michelli the top spot though, as he jumped the turn one cushion, surrendering the lead to Trimble. He could never rebuild his momentum to catch back up the remaining three laps of the main, as Trimble took the checkered flag.

“That was the most fun I’ve ever had in a race car, to run 17 laps side by side and never touch is impressive,” Trimble said. “Matt is a great guy who will race you hard and clean.”

A total of 15 Pure Stocks came out on Saturday and saw Scott Grunert and Dan Jinkerson on the front row. Jinkerson jumped to the early lead but had Jason Palmer quickly on his heels. As the race went on Jinkerson developed a big lead over the rest of the field, but the race for second was the eye candy of the main. Oroville Owens, Jason Palmer, Nick Baldwin and Scott Grunert all traded spots for several laps, until a mid race restart saw Owens tag Palmers left rear wheel spinning Owens out as Palmer carried on.

On the restart Palmer would pressure the leader hard for multiple laps, but Jinkerson proved to be too tough to tame and would score his 2nd victory in three races. Palmer finished second. Third went to Nick Baldwin, Fourth was Scott Grunert and fifth was Oroville Owens. Heat winners were Oroville Owens and Jason Palmer

A strong field of 25 BCRA Midget Lites signed in during the night. Washington’s Zach Keefe and Charlie Carracillo set the front row. Carracillo took the early lead and battled Keefe in traffic with Seth Hespe also in toe.

A lap 11 yellow saw a slower car spin in front of the race leader in turn four, which moved Keefe up to the top spot. The remaining 9 laps saw Keefe and Hespe chase each other around the track dicing through traffic. Keefe held off Hespe for the win. It also marked both driver’s first ever appearance at Placerville Speedway.

Keef said following the race, “I’ve been racing for six years and have had ups and downs, but tonight our luck has changed so I couldn’t be happier. We might have to make a few more trips to Placerville.”

Third went to Dave Mackey, Fourth was Dakota Albright and fifth was Craig Dillard. Heat winners were Dakota Albright, Brent Sexton, Danica Jo Parker. Quick Time went to Jared Gunderson with a lap of 12.177 around the quarter mile.

The new Mini Trucks debuted with five drivers signing into the pit area. With wet conditions as rain started to fall the feature ran 12 laps non-stop, while racing the opposite way on the speedway. Ted Ahart and Russ Murphy led the field to green. Ahart quickly built a straightaway lead by the completion of lap one and would never look back. Russ Murphy and John Littlejohn completed the podium.

The Placerville Speedway will return to action next Saturday May 13 with the only visit of the season by the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series.

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Grant grabs another win Wheatland, MO

(May 5, 2017)-In a race that went twenty-five non stop laps and saw all twenty two starters complete the A-Main, Justin Grant picked up a win on Saturday night with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints at Lucas Oil Speedway. Grant, who has been one of open wheel racing's hottest drivers in 2017, moved from his outside starting spot into the lead as he was chased by Zach Daum and Korey Weyant. Daum and Weyant put on a great battle for the runner-up spot as Grant steadily built his lead. Weyant would see his attempt to get by Daum come to an end when he made contact with a lapped car in the closing laps. Weyant was able to save it and continued on , but the contact allowed Clinton Boyles to move by into third. Grant picked up his second career series win aboard his Sam McGhee Motorsports/Mike McGhee and Associates/Brown & Miller Racing Solutions Foxco-powered Maxim. Daum was second in his Daum Crop Insurance/5D Composites Eagle. Weyant would rebound to get back by Boyles for third in his Weeble's Bar and Grill/Ealey Transportation/Tosti's Transmission Eagle with Automotive Machine power. Boyles was fourth in the Jesse Hockett Racing/Lucas Oil/Rod End Supply RMS-powered Maxim. Brandon Mattox was the Indy Race Parts Hard Charger as he moved from his eighteenth starting spot to fifth in his Mattox-Nigg Racing/Gene Nigg Construction/Air Source One Chevy-powered DRC. Layne Himebaugh was sixth in the Risley Trash Service entry normally piloted by Craig Carroll, who was away on his honeymoon. Chance Morton was seventh with Ty Hulsey, Warren Johnson, and Andrew Deal completing the top ten. The POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints will next be in action on Thursday May 11 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS and on Friday May 19 at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, MO.

Hinchman Racewear 1st Heat- 8 laps 1. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (8); 2. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (5); 3. 7M-Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (7); 4. 77H-Rob Hockett, Lone Jack, MO (4); 5. 75-Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW (1); 6. 52-Isaac Chapple, Willow Branch, IN (6); 7. 77K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton IA (3); 8. 82-Vinny Ward, Warrenton, MO (2) Wilwood Disc Brakes 2nd Heat- 8 laps 1. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (4); 2. 77-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (2); 3. 71-Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (3); 4. 9$-Kyle Clark, Sapulpa, OK (8); 5. 15D-Andrew Deal, Caney, KS (6); 6. 9L-Hunter Lane, Milo, IA (1); 11M-Michael Tyre, Kiefer, OK (7); 8. 28-Brandon Mattox, Terre Haute, IN (5) Bell Helmets 3rd Heat- 8 laps 1. 24L-Layne Himebaugh, Collinsville, OK (7); 2. 5$=Danny Smith, Sand Springs, OK (1); 3. 24H-Ty Hulsey, Owasso, OK (4); 4. 75-Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW (6); 5. 22-David Stephenson, Porter, OK (5); 6. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (2)-(DNF); 7. 20-Steve Thomas, Ludlow, IL (3)-DNF; 8. 17-Max McGhee, Camby, IN (DNS) Schure Built Suspensions 4th Heat- 8 laps 1. 51B-Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO (1); 2. 11-Justin Grant, Ione, CA (8); 3. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (6); 4. 97-Kevin Cummings, Tulsa, OK (5); 5. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (4); 6. 22S-Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (3); 7. 31S-Austin Sears, Macomb, IL (7); 8. 93-Steve Mahannah, Springfield, MO (2) B-Main- 12 laps 1. 15D-Andrew Deal (1); 2. 28-Brandon Mattox (11); 3. 65-Chris Parkinson (3); 4. 22-David Stephenson (2); 5. 75-Glen Saville (4); 6. 17-Max McGhee (15); 7. 52-Isaac Chapple (5); 8. 77K-Katlynn Leer (9); 9. 20-Steve Thomas (12); 10. 31S-Austin Sears (7); 11. 93-Steve Mahannah (13); 12. 22S-Slater Helt (6); 13. 11M-Michael Tyre (8); 14. 82-Vinny Ward (14); 15. 9L-Hunter Lane (10); 16. 65M-TJ Muths (DNS) A-Main- 25 laps 1. 11-Justin Grant (2); 2. 5D-Zach Daum (1); 3. 99-Korey Weyant (4); 4. 77-Clinton Boyles (10); 5. 28-Brandon Mattox (18); 6. 24L-Layne Himebaugh (3); 7. 7M-Chance Morton (6); 8. 24H-Ty Hulsey (12); 9. 42-Warren Johnson (7); 10. 15D-Andrew Deal (17); 11. 22-David Stephenson (20); 12. 11W-Wyatt Burks (5); 13. 17-Max McGhee (22); 14. 9$-Kyle Clark (9); 15. 78-Rob Caho Jr. (13); 16. 51B-Joe B. Miller (8); 17. 65-Chris Parkinson (19); 18. 5$-Danny Smith (11); 19. 71-Robert Bell (14); 20. 77H-Rob Hockett (16); 21. 75-Glen Saville (21); 22. 97-Kevin Cummings (15)

 

 

Traugott Stampedes Again at DCRP as Williams, Sproul, Munoz & Wahrman Also Post Wins

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 6, 2017) – Cole Traugott continues to hold the hot hand in IMCA Modifieds at Dodge City Raceway Park, rallying from the fourth row to take the $1,200 winner’s share in Saturday night’s Fifth Annual Modified Stampede atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.

While the Woodward racer notched his second Modified Stampede win in a row and his eighth win in his last eight visits, Ty Williams drove to his second Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car win in a row, Dakota Sproul and Angel Munoz both scored last-lap thrillers in the IMCA Sport Modifieds and IMCA Stock Cars, respectively, and Duane Wahrman took IMCA Hobby Stock honors.

In the 30-lap Modified Stampede, Traugott took advantage of a pair of cautions in the opening half of the race to maneuver into the lead for keeps aboard the Ramirez Motorsports No. 9 entry.

“If it weren’t for the cautions, I’m not sure if I would have found it,” Traugott said in victory lane. “That middle lane cleaned up some and I guess I was the first one to find it. This car was working perfect.”

While Traugott managed to climb from eight to fourth in the opening handful of laps, the chances of continuing his DCRP domination seemed slim as he trailed the lead duo of Randy Wilson and Clay Sellard by a full straightaway and third-runner Austin Walker by a half-straight.

But when the first caution flew after 11 laps for a turn two spin, Traugott pounced on Walker for third and gave chase to the lead duo.

A second and final caution flew four rounds later, with Traugott once again taking advantage by battling past Sellard on the high side on the 16th round and then working his way around Wilson for the lead on the 17th lap.

Traugott stretched it out over the ensuing rounds, with Sellard working his way past Wilson for second by the 22nd round. Traugott was too far gone though, taking the checkered flag nearly a half straightaway ahead of Sellard with Wilson settling for third. Austin Walker took fourth with David Murray working his way up from tenth to round out the top five.

Cautions played a role in the 20-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature with Arcadia, Oklahoma’s Ty Williams leading all the way to post his second win in a row aboard the Myers Racing Engines No. 911.

In this case however, cautions kept Williams in clean air and out of traffic.

“It’s good when you keep seeing traffic in front of you, that means you’re going good,” Williams said. “You’ve gotta keep it straight as an arrow on a track like this, I just kept hoping nobody would rail around on the high side.”

Redrawing the pole position, Williams outgunned Tracey Hill for the lead at the outset and paced the early circuits. Hill closed in and was poised to challenge for the point, only to spin from contention in turn two on the eighth round.

Williams was in command ahead of Zach Blurton and Taylor Velasquez the rest of the way, with Blurton moving in to mount a charge as traffic began to factor in over the closing laps.

With Blurton on Williams tailtank as the white flag flew, Hill and Lance Davis tangled directly in front of the leaders exiting turn two with further disaster narrowly averted.

Williams stretched it out on the green-white-checkered restart to secure the win ahead of Blurton with Velasquez getting a reprieve on a lap 12 caution to secure the third position ahead of Kris Moore. Brian Herbert rounded out the top five.

The 20-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature came down to a thrilling final two laps with Ellis, KS, racer putting the topside to good use to race past Brian Davidson to snare the win.

With Sproul working forward from 11th, Davidson raced past early leader Dan Rogers on the seventh circuit but soon had company in the form of Jeffrey Abbey. Abbey worked past Davidson momentarily on the 16th lap only to lose power moments later to precipitate the race’s first caution.

Davidson denied a Kevin Tabor bid on the restart but had a three-car swarm of Tabor, Sproul and three-time track champ Jeff Kaup on his heels on a 19th lap restart.

Two-wide racing prevailed with Sproul surging ahead on the final circuit while Kaup worked the high side as well to capture second. After losing the lead in the closing laps during the season opener, Davidson fell from the lead to third on the final lap with Tabor in fourth as Rogers rounded out the top five.

The 20-lap IMCA Stock Car feature offered up an equally enthralling finish with Angel Munoz slipping underneath Michael Pepper in the final pair of corners to snare his second win in a row.

Starting third and fifth, Pepper and Munoz broke away from the field in one-two fashion in the opening handful of laps with Jason Rogers working into third soon after.

The non-stop race was on between two-time and reigning champ Pepper and Colorado hotshoe Munoz. Munoz put on the pressure as the laps progressed and then pounced as Pepper gambled on the high side of a lapped car in the final two turns.

Munoz slipped by on the low side to take the win ahead of Pepper with Rogers, Ron Hartman and Dusty Witthuhn rounding out the top five.

The IMCA Hobby Stocks offered up a first-time track winner with Duane Wahrman scoring the win in the 15-lapper.

Wahrman raced by early leader Brett Copeland on the seventh round and then fought off challenges from Reagan Sellard over the closing rounds to secure the win. Sellard crossed the stripe second with Cody Williams and Bryan Habiger both rallying from early incidents to capture third and fourth. Tyler Walker rounded out the top five.

Action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park with Lewis Automotive and Military Appreciation night on Sunday, May 28, featuring championship chase action for the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks. All military personnel and dependents will be admitted free.

Dodge City Raceway Park

May 6, 2017 Results:

IMCA Modifieds – Fifth Annual Dodge City Modified Stampede:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 85c-Clay Sellard, 2. 1n-Nick Link, 3. 21-Jeremy Chambers, 4. 3c-Dale Wanger, 5. 7s-David Solberg, 6. 44-Mike Lunow, 7. 22T-Trent Gray, 8. 7n-William Nusser, 9. 01-Jesse Smith.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 97m-David Murray, 2. 16-Kevin Gray, 3. A2-Randy Wilson, 4. 24b-Chris Bragg, 5. 71-Jessie Hoskins, 6. K98-Danny Keller, 7. 26-Tom Beavers, 8. 06-Chad Taylor. DNS: 2L-Tracy Link.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 9-Cole Traugott, 2. 3h-Ryan Heger, 3. 7x-Chris Dawson, 4. 44T-Tanner Black, 5. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 6. 75-Randle McRoberts, 7. 25-Kale Beavers, 8. 36-Travis Simmons.

“B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 44-Mike Lunow, 2. 7s-David Solberg, 3. 26-Tom Beavers, 4. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 5. 22T-Trent Gray, 6. 25-Kale Beavers, 7. 71-Jessie Hoskins, 8. 36-Travis Simmons, 9. 06-Chad Taylor, 10. 7n-William Nusser, 11. 75-Randle McRoberts, 12. K98-Danny Keller, 13. 01-Jesse Smith. DNS: 2L-Tracy Link.

“A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 9-Cole Traugott, 2. 85c-Clay Sellard, 3. A2-Randy Wilson, 4. 44T-Tanner Black, 5. 97m-David Murray, 6. 1n-Nick Link, 7. 24b-Chris Bragg, 8. 3h-Ryan Heger, 9. 3c-Dale Wanger, 10. 16-Kevin Gray, 11. 21-Jeremy Chambers, 12. 22T-Trent Gray, 13. 44-Mike Lunow, 14. 26-Tom Beavers, 15. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 16. 25-Kale Beavers, 17. 71-Jessie Hoskins, 18. 7x-Chris Dawson, 19. 7s-David Solberg.

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 97-Brian Herbert, 2. 2J-Zach Blurton, 3. 11k-Tyler Knight, 4. 17x-Craig Jecha, 5. 51r-Ross Essenberg, 6. 9d-Lance Davis, 7. 3-Ryan Walters.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 28-Tracey Hill, 2. 49-Kris Moore, 3. 72-Ray Seemann, 4. 49x-Mike Peters, 5. 0-Steven Richardson, 6. 10-Jordan Knight, 7. 8-Justin Pack.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 33-Koby Walters, 3. 911-Ty Williams, 4. 8J-Brandy Jones, 5. 18-Brandon Sprott. DNS: 11-Keefe Hemel.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 911-Ty Williams, 2. 2j-Zach Blurton, 3. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 4. 49-Kris Moore, 5. 97-Brian Herbert, 6. 33-Koby Walters, 7. 0-Steven Richardson, 8. 72-Ray Seemann, 9. 8j-Brandy Jones, 10. 11k-Tyler Knight, 11. 51r-Ross Essenberg, 12. 10-Jordan Knight, 13. 9d-Lance Davis, 14. 11-Keefe Hemel, 15. 18-Brandon Sprott, 16. 17x-Craig Jecha, 17. 28-Tracey Hill, 18. 3-Ryan Walters, 19. 49x-Mike Peters, 20. 8-Justin Pack.

 

 

Sun Shines at Lucas Oil Speedway

Wheatland, MO - When the dust settled and the cars cleared, it was Indianapolis, Indiana's own Tyler "Sunshine" Courtney claiming his first-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory in the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League co-sanctioned Open Wheel Showdown at the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" Lucas Oil Speedway for night two of the Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals.

In an action-packed feature event, Courtney started 11th and set off charging to the front at the drop of the green flag. With a pair of POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Rookie candidates Zeb Wise and Jodie Robinson leading the field to green, Blake Hahn immediately jumped from the fourth position to the lead, gambling on the high-side entering turn one. With one lap down, the racing action slowed for Terry Babb spun on the front stretch. Resuming racing, Hahn's victory chances escaped his grasp as he looped it exiting turn four.

Inheriting the lead with one lap in the books, Tyler Thomas showed the way for Spencer Bayston, Ryan Robinson, Zeb Wise, and Justin Grant. Grant took to the rim of the banked Lucas Oil Speedway and worked his way to second, on the tail of Tyler Thomas. On lap 11, Grant captured the lead as Thomas faded to third, falling right into the crosshairs of Tyler Courtney and Zach Daum.

With 19 laps down, the action slowed for Austin Brown in turn one. Lining up under caution, Grant led Ryan Robinson, Courtney, Daum, and Steven Shebester. However, Robinson's car had a flat left front and the driver took to the work area, relinquishing the second position to change the tire and return to racing at the tail end of the field. Coming back to green, Courtney charged to the high-side of turn one, getting a solid run down the back stretch and sliding Grant for the lead entering turn three. Coming off turn four Courtney officially held the position, leading the final ten laps to victory. Defending league champion Zach Daum took home second, while Jonathan Beason charged from the 18th position to round out the podium.

"I feel like it's been a long time coming," commented Tyler Courtney. "I've had a couple of chances to win races and just never could follow through on my part. Last night I flipped on the first lap and salvaged a third. I felt like we had the car to win there, but these guys did a heck of a job putting this thing back together, it turns out we tore up more than we thought. We're heading to Kokomo after we leave here and I just can't say enough on these guys. I can't thank Tim, Richard, Jennifer enough for the opportunity to run for these guys and carry on Bryan's legacy here."

"We learned a little bit here," Zach Daum said. "We've been working on freeing our racecar up and now we almost need to tighten it up. We're still learning, but it seems like when we beat one super team, another shows up and they're pretty good. We're just always working on this thing and trying to make it better. The end of the year championship starts in March. This is how you win championships: your seconds and your thirds. Everybody remembers who wins for a couple of weeks, and it's great, but you've got to put food on the table during the winter and the championship helps."

"Once I showed everybody where the line was, I think they wore it out because I didn't have much there the last five laps," Jonathan Beason stated. "But, it feels great. I haven't ran a car in a month and a half and to come out here and get a podium feels great."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 39BC - JUSTIN GRANT, Heat 2: 37X - TERRY BABB, Heat 3: 7BC - TYLER COURTNEY, Heat 4: 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON, Heat 5: 71 - RYAN ROBINSON, Heat 6: 39 - ZEB WISE

Semi Feature Winners: 8 - ALEX SEWELL, 8J - JONATHAN BEASON

Great Clips Feature Winner: 7BC - TYLER COURTNEY

POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 7BC - TYLER COURTNEY 2. 5D - ZACH DAUM 3. 8J - JONATHAN BEASON 4. 52H - BLAKE HAHN 5. 82M - STEVEN SHEBESTER 6. 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY 7. 39 - ZEB WISE 8. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 9. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 10. 71W - JODIE ROBINSON 11. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 12. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 13. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 14. 37 - ANDREW FELKER 15. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 16. 28 - ACE MCCARTHY 17. 99 - KOREY WEYANT 18. 00 - GRADY CHANDLER 19. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 20. 9 - MATT MOORE 21. 39BC - JUSTIN GRANT 22. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 23. 8 - ALEX SEWELL 24. 37X - TERRY BABB 25. 7U - JOE B MILLER 26. 52 - ANDREW DEAL

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Courtney, Loyet and Grant prevail in Open Wheel Showdown at Lucas Oil Speedway

Wheatland, Missouri (May 7, 2017) - It was an emotional first career Lucas Oil POWRi Midgets win for Tyler Courtney on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Courtney, of Indianapolis, Ind., held off three-time series champion Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill., to grab the victory at the 6th annual Impact Signs Awnings & Wraps Open Wheel Showdown.

"It feels like it's been a long time coming," Courtney said in victory lane after charging from his sixth-row starting spot to grab the feature win. "I've had a couple of chances and never could follow through on my part."

Other feature winners on a night that saw 114 open-wheel cars check into the pits in three divisions were Brad Loyet (Lucas Oil ASCS Red River/Warrior Region Winged Sprints) and Justin Grant (Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprints).

Courtney passed Grant, who was pulling double duty, for the lead with 10 laps remaining in the POWRi Midgets feature and survived a restart with three laps to go, wiping out a sizable lead and putting Dahm on his bumper. The 26-year-old nicknamed "Sunshine" drives for Clauson-Marshall Racing, the Clauson part being the late Bryan Clauson who lost his life in a racing accident last year.

"We're trying to carry on Bryan's legacy," Courtney said, noting that Clauson's family has made organ donation an emphasis in helping carry on that legacy.

"We want to get awareness out to make organ donation a common thing," he said. "(Bryan) was a crucial part of why I'm here tonight."

Courtney praised his crew for repairing the car after an accident on Friday night at Valley Speedway.

"They did a heck of a job of putting this thing back together," he said. "This is the least i can do for them."

Jonathan Beason of Broken Arrow, Okla., finished third with Blake Hahn of Sapulpa, Okla., rallying for fourth after leading early in the race before a spin sent him to tailback.

Loyet wins a thriller: In a classic finish, Brad Loyet made a last-turn pass of Jonathan Cornell to take a thrilling win in the ASCS Winged Sprint feature.

"What did you guys think of that race? Was it OK?" Loyet asked the fans during a victory lane interview. They cheered loudly in appreciation as the driver from Sunset Hills, Mo., pumped his fists.

Loyet, who started sixth, didn't lead until passing Cornell in the final few hundred yards. He used a dive-bomb slide job going into the final turn.

"We had a really good car and I kind of bided my time," Loyet said. "It was a fun race and I'm glad we picked up the win."

Cornell started on the pole and led 19 of the 25 laps. He successful held off repeated bids by Loyet - until the very end.

"I'll tell you what, it was a heck of a race," Cornell said. "Brad did a good job. It's one of those things ... that's kind of frustrating."

Alex Sewell of Broken Arrow, Okla. wound up third and Josh Baughman was fourth. Veteran Johnny Herrera charged from 14 to fifth.

Nixa's Kyle Bellm won his heat race and started the feature eighth, but flipped his car on lap three of the feature after clipping a tire barrier in turn three. He was not injured.

Grant goes wire to wire: Justin Grant of Ione, Calif., starting outside front row, led all 25 laps to prevail in the POWRi WAR Sprint feature. Grant said getting the lead at the drop of the green was crucial.

"It's a lot easier to be out front and lead and not have to race guys," Grant said. "That makes your night a heck of a lot easier.

"The running theme with this (car) is I can put it wherever I need to."

Grant was in contention for the POWRi Midget feature win earlier, but a late spin ended his chances in that one.

Zach Daum settled for his second runner-up finish of the night with Korey Weyant of Springfield, Ill., finishing in third.

Up next: The Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series resumes next Saturday, May 13, with NMI Night at the Races Presented by Wild Animal Safari.

All four weekly classes will be in action, including the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, the Big O Tires Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods. The Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds will be running a special 25-lap, $750 to win feature.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:35. A limited number of suites are available. Contact admissions director Nichole McMillan (417) 282-5984 by via email Nichole@Lucasoilspeedway.com for more information.

LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY RESULTS (May 6, 2017) 6th annual Impact Signs Awnings & Wraps Open Wheel Showdown Lucas Oil POWRi Midgets A Feature (30 laps) - 1, Tyler Courtney. 2, Zach Daum. 3, Jonathan Beason. 4, Blake Hahn. 5, Steve Shebester. 6, Logan Seavey. 7, Zeb Wise. 8, Holly Shelton. 9, Tanner Carrick. 10, Jodie Robinson. 11, Tyler Thomas. 12, Spencer Bayston. 13, Ryan Robinson. 14, Andrew Felker. 15, Jake Neuman. 16, Ace McCarthy. 17, Korey Weyan. 18, Grady Chandler. 19, Tucker Klaasmeyer. 20, Matt Moore. 21, Justin Grant. 22, Austin Brown. 23, Alex Sewell. 24, Terry Babb. 25, Joe Miller. 26. Andrew Deal. Heat 1 - 1, Justin Grant. 2, Tyler Thomas. 3, Joe Miller. 4, Austin Brown. 5, Jake Neuman. 6, Kory Schudy. 7, Hunter Fisher. 8, Robert Bell. 9, Blake Dwards. Heat 2 - 1, Terry Babb. 2, Blake Hahn. 3, Jodie Robinson. 4, Korey Weyant. 5, Wesley Smith. 6, Mark Chisholm. 7, Michelle Decker. 8, Paul Babich. 9, Chance Morton. Heat 3 - 1, Tyler Courtney. 2, Logan Seavey. 3, Andrew Felker. 4, Matt Moore. 5, Luke Howard. 6, Shaun Shapel. 7, Hannah Adair. 8, Mark Hamilton. 9, Cannon McIntosh. Heat 4 - 1, Spencer Bayston. 2, Alex Sewell. 3, Zach Daum. 4, Holly Shelton. 5, Trey Marcham. 6, Tanner Carrick. 7, Riley Kreisel. 8, Chett Gehrke. 9, Noah Key. Heat 5 - 1, Ryan Robinson. 2, Jonathan Beason. 3, Grady Chandler. 4, Ace McCarthy. 5, Shelby Bosie. 6, Zane Hendricks. 7, Aidan Rossevans. 8, Pat Schudy. 9, Austin Helt. Heat 6 - 1, Zeb Wise. 2, Andrew Deal. 3, Steven Shebester. 4, Daniel Robinson. 5, Kade Morton. 6, Troy Simpson. 7 ,Bob Harr. 8, Tucker Klaasmeyer. Semi 1 - 1, Alex Sewell. 2, Tucker Klaasmeyer. 3, Andrew Deal. 4, Ace McCarthy. 5, Blake Edwards. 6, Holly Shelton. 7, Daniel Robinson. 8, Aidan Roosevans. 9, Wesley Smith. 10, Pat Schudy. 11, Zane Hendricks. 12, Kade Morton. 13, Chett Gehrke. 14, Mark Chisholm. 15, Luke Howard. 16, Cannon McIntosh. 17, Michelle Decker. 18, Hannah Adair. 19, Chance Morton. Semi 2 - 1, Jonathan Beason. 2, Jake Neuman. 3, Tanner Carrick. 4, Austin Brown. 5, Grady Chandler. 6, Trey Marcham. 7, Kory Schudy. 8, Hunter Fischer. 9, Robert Bell. 10, Noah Key. 11 Troy Simpson. 12, Bob Harr. 13, Riley Kreisel. 14, Shaun Shapel. 15, Shelby Bosie. 16, Austin Helt. 17, Paul Babich. 18, Mark Hamilton.

Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprints A Feature (25 laps) - 1. 05-Brad Loyet[6]; 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell[1]; 3. 8-Alex Sewell[3]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman[7]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera[14]; 6. 4-Evan Martin[5]; 7. 1X-Gary Taylor[16]; 8. 93-Dustin Morgan[19]; 9. 38-Cody Baker[10]; 10. 21-Miles Paulus[4]; 11. 86-Tony Bruce Jr[15]; 12. 12S-Taylor Walton[12]; 13. 34-Corey Nelson[11]; 14. 27-Danny Thoman[9]; 15. 3-Brian Gramm[20]; 16. 5D-Zach Daum[13]; 17. 44-Jared Sewell[17]; 18. 84-Brandon Hanks[18]; 19. 14K-Kyle Bellm[8]; 20. 85-Forrest Sutherland[2] Heat 1 - 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell[1]; 2. 38-Cody Baker[2]; 3. 5D-Zach Daum[3]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[5]; 5. 86-Tony Bruce Jr[4]; 6. 1X-Gary Taylor[6]; 7. D6-Dakota Gaines[8]; 8. 92J-J.R. Topper. Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman[1]; 2. 85-Forrest Sutherland[3]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[8]; 4. 12S-Taylor Walton[6]; 5. 84-Brandon Hanks[2]; 6. 93-Dustin Morgan[7]; 7. 26M-Fred Mattox[5]; 8. 10-Kevin Brewer[4] Heat 3 (8 laps) - 1. 8-Alex Sewell[1]; 2. 34-Corey Nelson[2]; 3. 21-Miles Paulus[7]; 4. 44-Jared Sewell[4]; 5. 7L-Mark Chisholm[3]; 6. 3-Brian Gramm[6]; (DNS) 52-Blake Hahn. Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 14K-Kyle Bellm[6]; 2. 4-Evan Martin[5]; 3. 11M-Jason McDougal[1]; 4. 27-Danny Thoman[7]; 5. 27T-Tucker Klaasmeyer[2]; 6. 20G-Jake Greider[3]; 7. 8M-Kade Morton[4] B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 86-Tony Bruce Jr[3]; 2. 1X-Gary Taylor[8]; 3. 44-Jared Sewell[2]; 4. 84-Brandon Hanks[6]; 5. 93-Dustin Morgan[4]; 6. 3-Brian Gramm[9]; 7. 26M-Fred Mattox[12]; 8. D6-Dakota Gaines[10]; 9. 11M-Jason McDougal[1]; 10. 27T-Tucker Klaasmeyer[7]; 11. 8M-Kade Morton[13]; 12. 7L-Mark Chisholm[5]; 13. 20G-Jake Greider[11]; 14. 92J-J.R. Topper[14]; 15. 10-Kevin Brewer[15]; 16. 52-Blake Hahn[16]

POWRi WAR Sprints A Feature (25 laps) - 1. 11-Justin Grant[2]; 2. 5D-Zach Daum[1]; 3. 99-Korey Weyant[4]; 4. 77-Clinton Boyles[10]; 5. 28-Brandon Mattox[18]; 6. 24L-Layne Himebaugh[3]; 7. 7M-Chance Morton[6]; 8. 24H-Ty Hulsey[12]; 9. 42-Warren Johnson[7]; 10. 15D-Andrew Deal[17]; 11. 22-David Stephenson[20]; 12. 11W-Wyatt Burks[5]; 13. 17-Max McGhee[22]; 14. 9$-Kyle Clark[9]; 15. 78-Rob Caho[13]; 16. 51B-Joe B. Miller[8]; 17. 65-Chris Parkinson[19]; 18. 5$-Danny Smith[11]; 19. 71-Robert Bell[14]; 20. 77H-Rob Hockett[16]; 21. 75-Glen Saville[21]; 22. 97-Kevin Cummings[15] Hinchman Racewear Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 99-Korey Weyant[8]; 2. 11W-Wyatt Burks[5]; 3. 7M-Chance Morton[7]; 4. 77H-Rob Hockett[4]; 5. 75-Glen Saville[1]; 6. 52-Isaac Chapple[6]; 7. 77K-Katlynn Leer[3]; 8. (DNF) 82-Vincent (Vinny) Ward[2] Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 5D-Zach Daum[4]; 2. 77-Clinton Boyles[2]; 3. 71-Robert Bell[3]; 4. 9$-Kyle Clark[8]; 5. 15D-Andrew Deal[6]; 6. 9L-Hunter Lane[1]; 7. 11M-Michael Tyre II[7]; 8. 28-Brandon Mattox[5] Bell Helmets Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 24C-Layne Himebaugh[7]; 2. 5$-Danny Smith[1]; 3. 24H-Ty Hulsey[6]; 4. 78-Rob Caho[8]; 5. 22-David Stephenson[5]; 6. (DNF) 65M-T.J. Muths[2]; 7. (DNF) 20-Steve Thomas[3]; (DNS) 17-Max McGhee Schure Built Suspensions Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 51B-Joe B. Miller[1]; 2. 11-Justin Grant[8]; 3. 42-Warren Johnson[6]; 4. 97-Kevin Cummings[5]; 5. 65-Chris Parkinson[4]; 6. 22S-Slater Helt[3]; 7. 31S-Austin Sears[7]; 8. 93-Steve Mahannah[2] B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 15D-Andrew Deal[1]; 2. 28-Brandon Mattox[13]; 3. 65-Chris Parkinson[3]; 4. 22-David Stephenson[2]; 5. 75-Glen Saville[4]; 6. 17-Max McGhee[16]; 7. 52-Isaac Chapple[5]; 8. 77K-Katlynn Leer[11]; 9. 20-Steve Thomas[12]; 10. 31S-Austin Sears[9]; 11. 93-Steve Mahannah[15]; 12. 22S-Slater Helt[6]; 13. 11M-Michael Tyre II[8]; 14. 82-Vincent (Vinny) Ward[14]; 15. 9L-Hunter Lane[10]; 16. 65M-T.J. Muths[7].

For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and the 2017 racing schedule, visit LucasOilSpeedway.com. Three-day passes for the 25th annual Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com are now on sale. Only a limited number of the three-day passes remain. Call McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or email Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com for more information.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it's entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

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Solwold Wins Second Summer Thunder Sprint Series Main

5/6/17

Alger, WA - Jason Solwold capped a strong evening of racing with his second win of the year over the Summer Thunder Sprint Series at Skagit Speedway on Saturday night. Joining Solwold in victory lane were Ross Rankine in the Northwest Focus Midget Series and Jon Gunderson in the Outlaw Tuners. Racing action on the night was presented by Here 2 Wire.

Solwold nearly pulled off the coveted clean sweep of the action on the first appearance of the year for the STSS. After setting quick time, Solwold raced from fourth to second in his heat, earning his spot in the redraw where he’d pick up the outside pole position. JJ Hickle led lap number one, but Solwold found moisture in the high groove through turns three and four to secure the point on lap two. The Burlington, WA driver set a rapid pace, lapping a number of cars while Hickle, Colton Heath and Eric Fisher gave chase. A lap 12 yellow for Jeff Dunlap bunched the field a bit, as there three lapped cars between the leader and Hickle. Heath took advantage of the restart by pinning Hickle behind one of those lappers to take over the runner up spot. As Solwold once again entered extremely heavy slower cars, Heath took the opportunity to close in as Fisher ascended to third. With two laps to go, Heath was as close as two car lengths back from Solwold but never closer, as Jason scored the win. Heath settled for second while Fisher held off a huge run from Greg Hamilton and Hickle in taking third. Heat winners were Steve Reeves, Austen Wheatley, Garen Linder and Heath. Reece Goetz won the Triple X Hard Charger award, going from 19th to 8th in the A Main.

Noblesville, IN driver Ross Rankine made the most of his yearly trip to the Northwest by winning the Northwest Focus Midget Series A Main at Skagit Speedway on Saturday night. Chance Crum led the first six circuits but left too much of the inside groove over for Rankine, who drove the Gaylon & Carla Stewart owned #92 into the top spot off the bottom of turn two on lap seven. Rankine then had his hands full as former series champ Tristin Thomas pressured him high and low over the final 10+ laps, before Rankine opened a little gap at the end to win by .58 seconds. Thomas settled for second in his family owned car with Shane Smith taking his best career finish with the series in third in a RPM Raceco owned entry. Heat winners were Cody Ridge, Nik Larson and Crum.

Outlaw Tuner glory went to Jon Gunderson on the night. Despite having issues with shifting on multiple restarts, Gunderson rallied his tuner to the race win, leading the first three laps before Matt Ploeg got him on a lap four restart, then racing back around Ploeg on lap eight to snag the win. Curtis Cameron made his first ever race memorable as he ran to second with Ploeg a close third. Heat winners were Ploeg and Vance Hibbard.

Summer Thunder Sprint Car Series
Fast Time - Jason Solwold 12.195
Heat 1 - Steve Reeves, Jason Solwold, Cam Smith, Greg Hamilton, Robbie Price, Chris Schmelzle, Rick Hinds
Heat 2 - Austen Wheatley, Chase Goetz, Eric Fisher, Colin Baker, Lance Sargent, Luke Didiuk, Steve Parker
Heat 3 - Garen Linder, Brandon Harkness, JJ Hickle, Evan Margeson, James Bundy, Lawrance Kirkham
Heat 4 - Colton Heath, Chance Crum, John Stuart, Steve James, Jeff Dunlap, Reece Goetz
B Main - Robbie Price, Dunlap, Schmelzle, Sargent, R Goetz, Bundy, Didiuk, Parker, Hinds
A Main - Jason Solwold, Heath, Fisher, Hickle, Hamilton, Baker, C Goetz, R Goetz, Linder, Price, Schmelzle, Crum, Margeson, Smith, Sargent, Reeves, James, Stuart, Dunlap, Bundy, Harkness, Wheatley
Lap Leaders - Hickle 1, Solwold 2-30
Triple X Hard Charger - Reece Goetz +11 Positions Gained

Northwest Focus Midget Series
Heat 1 - Cody Ridge, Ross Rankine, Shane Biles, Jonathan Jorgenson, Greg Thornhill, Todd Hartman, Ashley Thompson, Chris Bullock, Ray Stebbins, Dave Mead
Heat 2 - Nik Larson, Tristin Thomas, Nick Evans, Shane Smith, Garrett Thomas, Nate Vaughn, Ryan Cully, Doug Davison, Renee Angel, Brian Aune
Heat 3 - Chance Crum, Hannah LIndquist, Eric Turner, Sawyer LInd, Michael Hodel, Otto Jorgenson, Wade Spreckelmeyer, Hailey Bower, Dave Mills
B Main - Ryan Cully, Spreckelmeyer, Angel, Walker, Davison, Stebbins, Mills, Bower, Mead, Bullock, Thompson
A Main - Ross Rankine, T Thomas, Smith, G Thomas, Evans, Crum, LIndquist, Lind, Davison, Vaughn, J Jorgenson, Hartman, Thornhill, Walker, Cully, Hodel, Spreckelmeyer, Angel, O Jorgenson, Turner, Larson, BIles
Lap Leaders - Crum 1-6 Rankine 7-25

Outlaw Tuners
Heat 1 - Vance HIbbard, Kevin Reuter, Clint Meins, Jon Gunderson, DJ Beaver, Keifer Colburn
Heat 2 - Matt Ploeg, Brian Michelson, TJ Campbell, Curtis Cameron, Intars Spunde, Terra Arnett, Rob Dozark
Main - Jon Gunderson, Cameron, Ploeg, Reuter, Meins, Hibbard, Spunde, Arnett, Colburn, Campbell, Michelson, Beaver, Dozark

 

 

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA
May 6, 2017

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (21), 15.402; 2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (17), 15.410; 3. 2, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary‚€™s, NSW, Aust. (4), 15.511; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (3), 15.670; 5. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (7), 15.707; 6. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 15.731; 7. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (19), 15.753; 8. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.881; 9. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (15), 15.900; 10. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (18), 15.940; 11. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (1), 15.941; 12. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (14), 15.962; 13. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (12), 15.985; 14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (8), 15.992; 15. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (5), 16.007; 16. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (24), 16.073; 17. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (13), 16.075; 18. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (2), 16.125; 19. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (23), 16.193; 20. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (20), 16.273; 21. 10, Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA (22), 16.338; 22. 17, Caleb Helms, Findlay, OH (16), 16.562; 23. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (6), 17.128; 24. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (10), NT.

Heat one (started) 8 Laps, 2:10.1: 1. Tim Kaeding (1); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Matt Juhl (2); 4. Ian Madsen (4); 5. Brooke Tatnell (3); 6. Davey Heskin (5); 7. Caleb Helms (7) DNS ‚€“ RJ Johnson

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.3: 1. Mark Dobmeier (5); 2. Dustin Selvage (1); 3. Chris Martin (3); 4. Josh Schneiderman (2); 5. Terry McCarl (4); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 7. Rager Phillips (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.7: 1. AJ Moeller (1); 2. Chad Kemenah (4); 3. Tasker Phillips (3); 4. Kerry Madsen (6); 5. Austin McCarl (5); 6. Matt Moro (2); 7. Tyler Bear (7) DNS ‚€“ Dakota Hendrickson

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Ian Madsen (1); 2. Brian Brown (8); 3. Tim Kaeding (5); 4. Chad Kemenah (4); 5. Mark Dobmeier (7); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 7. Kerry Madsen (6); 8. Austin McCarl (9); 9. Davey Heskin (18); 10. Tasker Phillips (13); 11. Josh Schneiderman (16); 12. Matt Juhl (14); 13. Terry McCarl (12); 14. Tyler Bear (20); 15. Dustin Selvage (15); 16. Chris Martin (10); 17. RJ Johnson (23); 18. Rager Phillips (19); 19. Caleb Helms (21); 20. Bob Weuve (22); 21. Brooke Tatnell (2); 22. Matt Moro (17); 23. AJ Moeller (11) DNS ‚€“ Dakota Hendrickson. Lap Leaders: I. Madsen 1-10, Jeffrey 11-12, I. Madsen 13-20. Hard-charger: Heskin.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (7), 16.263; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (20), 16.564; 3. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (15), 16.576; 4. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (9), 16.611; 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (27), 16.654; 6. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (24), 16.669; 7. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (13), 16.673; 8. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (18), 16.681; 9. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (12), 16.705; 10. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (5), 16.733; 11. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 16.871; 12. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.876; 13. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (19), 16.920; 14. 14, Josh Riggins, Lincoln, NE (11), 16.978; 15. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (26), 17.095; 16. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (21), 17.108; 17. 5MRP, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.179; 18. 33B, James Broty, Lonsdale, MN (25), 17.249; 19. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (23), 17.301; 20. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (10), 17.364; 21. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (4), 17.439; 22. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (14), 17.487; 23. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (6), 17.528; 24. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (17), 17.757; 25. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.758; 26. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (28), 17.833; 27. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (1), 18.309; 28. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (16), 18.355.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.3: 1. Thomas Kennedy (2); 2. Chris Martin (3); 3. Matt Moro (5); 4. Troy Manteufel (1); 5. Nate Van Haaften (6); 6. Chris Morgan (7); 7. McKenna Haase (4); 8. Cody Wehrle (8); 9. Mitchell Alexander (9); 10. John Anderson (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.0: 1. Jamie Ball (5); 2. Devin Kline (1); 3. Clint Garner (8); 4. Josh Riggins (2); 5. Ryan Giles (4); 6. Sawyer Phillips (3); 7. Tom Lenz (7); 8. Alan Zoutte (6); 9. Ricky Montgomery (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.5: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 2. James Broty (1); 3. Ryan Roberts (6); 4. Jon Agan (4); 5. Calvin Landis (5); 6. Joe Beaver (3); 7. Stacey Alexander (7); 8. Christian Bowman (8); 9. Rob Weuve (9)

B main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Stacey Alexander (1); 2. Christian Bowman (4); 3. Cody Wehrle (2); 4. Alan Zoutte (3) / 5. John Anderson (8); 6. Ricky Montgomery (6); 7. Rob Weuve (7); 8. Mitchell Alexander (5)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (6); 2. Ryan Roberts (2); 3. Jamie Ball (1); 4. Thomas Kennedy (8); 5. Calvin Landis (9); 6. Ryan Giles (5); 7. Matt Moro (3); 8. Chris Martin (7); 9. Devin Kline (12); 10. Jon Agan (11); 11. Stacey Alexander (21); 12. Sawyer Phillips (17); 13. Nate Van Haaften (4); 14. Chris Morgan (19); 15. McKenna Haase (14); 16. Josh Riggins (15); 17. Joe Beaver (18); 18. Troy Manteufel (16); 19. Tom Lenz (20); 20. Christian Bowman (22); 21. Cody Wehrle (23); 22. James Broty (13); 23. Tyler Groenendyk (10); 24. Alan Zoutte (24). Lap Leaders: Ball 1-3, Roberts 4-15, Garner 16-18. Hard-charger: S. Alexander.

305 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (6), 17.247; 2. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.346; 3. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (2), 17.420; 4. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (4), 17.477; 5. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (15), 17.500; 6. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.605; 7. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (5), 17.695; 8. 51, Corey Kautz, Estherville, IA (9), 17.705; 9. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (13), 17.785; 10. 55X, Matt Stephenson, Altoona, IA (22), 17.824; 11. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (12), 17.827; 12. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (3), 17.922; 13. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (17), 17.923; 14. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (23), 18.019; 15. 8R, Chase Rudolf, Norwalk, IA (14), 18.119; 16. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (25), 18.340; 17. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (21), 18.395; 18. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (11), 18.474; 19. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (10), 18.514; 20. 71G, Cody Ambers, Knoxville, IA (24), 18.547; 21. 64, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (16), 18.688; 22. 1, Clifford Jones, Pleasant Hill, IA (18), 18.737; 23. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (20), 18.931; 24. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (1), 20.273; 25. 1X, Levi Michener, Newton, IA (19), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.1: 1. Matt Stephenson (3); 2. Matthew Stelzer (2); 3. Kelby Watt (4); 4. Tyler Glass (5); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Evan Epperson (1); 7. Clifford Jones (8); 8. Chase Young (7); 9. Levi Michener (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.0: 1. Brandon Worthington (2); 2. Corey Kautz (4); 3. Kade Higday (3); 4. Chris Walraven (6); 5. Kevin Hetrick (5); 6. Cody Ambers (7); 7. Mike Mayberry (1); 8. Dan Henning (8)

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.1: 1. Rob Kubli (1); 2. Jeff Wilke (3); 3. Ryan Leavitt (5); 4. Brad Comegys (4); 5. Chase Rudolf (2); 6. Joe Simbro (6); 7. Casey Greubel (7); 8. Dallas Mendenhall (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Leavitt (1); 2. Chris Walraven (4); 3. Matt Stephenson (6); 4. Kevin Hetrick (9); 5. Eric Bridger (3); 6. Corey Kautz (5); 7. Tyler Glass (2); 8. Kade Higday (13); 9. Kelby Watt (7); 10. Brad Comegys (12); 11. Jeff Wilke (11); 12. Clifford Jones (21); 13. Joe Simbro (8); 14. Evan Epperson (17); 15. Casey Greubel (20); 16. Mike Mayberry (19); 17. Chase Young (22); 18. Chase Rudolf (16); 19. Dallas Mendenhall (24); 20. Matthew Stelzer (14); 21. Dan Henning (23); 22. Cody Ambers (18); 23. Rob Kubli (15); 24. Brandon Worthington (10); 25. Levi Michener (25). Lap Leader: Leavitt 1-15. Hard-charger: Jones.

 

 

SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY – CHICO, CA

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Kyle Hirst Victorious At Brownell Memorial

By: Elijah Jones

(May 6th, 2017)...................The 10th Annual Bill Brownell Memorial kicked off a big weekend of racing last night at the Silver Dollar Speedway. Five divisions signed into the pit area Friday night including 410 Winged Sprint Cars, Wingless Spec Sprints, Economy Sprints, Sport Mods, and the BCRA Midget Lites. In total more than 75 cars filled the pits. Paradise, CA driver Kyle Hirst was a man on a mission during the 25 Lap winged sprint car main event as he led all 25 laps en route to the big win on board the Roth Motorsports #83. It was an emotional victory for Hirst as he welcomed his daughter Emma Mae Hirst to the world on Monday evening. “This one is definitely for Emma Mae, Her and Amy will be here tomorrow night so hopefully we can get it done again tomorrow.” stated Hirst in Victory Lane Roger Crockett made a rare appearance at the Silver Dollar Speedway and had a great run as well in his Rocket Designs #11 sprint car. The Oregon driver finished second in the Main Event after starting on the Pole. It is always great to see Roger back at Silver Dollar. The fight for third on back throughout the race was an absolute dogfight as sliders were being thrown left and right for the duration of the main event. In the end it was Fresno, CA driver Dominic Scelzi who finished off the podium in the third spot in the Red Rose Transportation #41 sprint car. Dominic started in the 13th position and was able to move up 10 positions in the feature. Michael “Buddy” Kofoid was another driver on the charge as he started 10th and was able to finish in the fourth spot after a hard fought battle to get into the top five in his Dan Simpson Racing #4S. DJ Netto finished off the top five finishing in the fifth position in the Tri-C Machine #3C. Rico Abreu looked like he was the only car that really had anything for Hirst. He had made his way up to the second spot on a restart halfway through the main. He tried to slide Hirst for the top spot in turn one but wasn't able to get there. The next lap he got up over the cushion and spun off the edge of the track in turn two. He was able to keep the car running and continue on but that was the end of his bid for the win. He would instead finish in the 10th spot. The night began with 24 cars signing into the pit area for the 410 sprint cars. Time Trials were really fun to watch as the track was blistering fast. Rico Abreu just barely edged Kalib Henry for the top spot in time trials with a lap time of 11.066 seconds. Just a couple hundreths of a second off the Friday night track record. Heat race wins were claimed by Kyle Hirst, Roger Crockett, and Cory Eliason in the Antaya Motorsports #20. Chase Majdic piloted the Chuck Wolf Sand & Gravel #19 to victory in the B-Main Event.

The BCRA Midget Lites were a pleasant surprise last night as they drew a strong field of 24 entries. The night kicked off with Craig Dillard setting fast time in qualifying with a lap of 13.694 seconds around the clay Quarter mile. Heat Race Victories were claimed by Hunter Kinney, Danica Jo Parker, and Dakota Albright. On the opening lap of the third Heat Race, Emilee Lindgren went for a wild flip in turn three. She would climb out of the car and was able to walk off under her own power. That makes two years in a row she has had a wild ride at the Silver Dollar Speedway. The Main Event was a wild one as Hunter Kinney jumped out to the lead early on but problems would arise as his top wing collapsed causing him to spin in turn one and collect the entire top five in the process on lap 7. When the race restarted it was Chris Dickey who would drive away for the big win as he crossed the line 5.3 seconds ahead of second place finisher Dakota Albright. Craig Dillard crossed the line in third. While Wendy Michnowicz and Eric Greco rounded out the top five.

The Wingless Sprint Car main event produced a first time Main Event winner as Kalib Henry broke through for his first career win in a wingless spec sprint. Kalib piloted the Intents Racing #33 car to victory leading all 20 laps. Kalib has shown a ton of speed in the wingless car this year and just hadn't quite put the whole night together. Last night though he had the whole package as he moved quickly from his 5th starting spot into the lead before the field even got to the back straightaway. Orland, CA driver Tony Richards had a solid night as he finished in the second spot. Terry Schank Jr. rebounded from heat race mechanical problems to finish in the third position. While Zachary Kavert and Angelique Bell rounded out the top five positions. Heat race competition saw Kalib Henry and Tony Richards each pick up wins.

The sport mods saw 10 cars sign into the pit area. A light car count for the class as many of the drivers chose to stay home in preparation for tonight's Sport Mod Tour race in Merced. Phillip Shelby was triumphant in the Main Event for his second career Sport Mod win at Silver Dollar. Shelby passed Justin Foux late in the race to pick up the win. Foux would hang on to finish second. Mark Abouzeid piloted the Chico Mazda #27 to a third place finish. While Jeff Fear and Keith Brown rounded out the balance of the top five. Heat race competition saw Mark Abouzeid and Phillip Shelby pick up wins.

The Economy Sprints drew a five car field last night as Adam Ermolenko picked up his first career Main Event win at the Silver Dollar Speedway. Adam was able to pick up the win over second place finisher Wyatt Brown in the Burkett's Automotive #2 car. Mike Ficklin was the only other driver to start the main event and finished third. The other two cars, Mike Sayre and Shawna Overton crashed in the Heat Race and were unable to make the call for the main event. Wyatt Brown was victorious in the one and only heat race.

Racing will continue at the Silver Dollar Speedway tonight with the 27th Annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial. The King of the West presented by NARC, Fujitsu Racing Series is in town and a full field of cars is expected. The Wingless Spec Sprints and Economy Sprints will join them as support classes as well. The front gate is scheduled to open at 5:00 pm with Qualifying scheduled to take place at 6:30 pm. For ticket information and/or directions to the racetrack please visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com.

 

 

Mark Dobmeier Claims River Cities Opener in the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints

By Mike Spieker

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (May 5, 2017) – Mark Dobmeier picked up right where he left off last year as he scored the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Car feature win. ​ Dobmeier drove his Speedway Motors/Eagle Chassis to the lead on the third lap after starting in the third position. A handful of cautions plagued the first portion of the 25-lapper, but once things stayed green, Dobmeier drove away from the field.

“The track was excellent tonight. Hats off to River Cities Speedway for all of their hard work,” said Dobmeier in RydellCars.com Victory Lane. “Towards the end it was getting tricky because the rubber was starting to come in. I couldn’t tell if the bottom was getting faster than the top I was committed too.”

With the win, Dobmeier snaps Wade Nygaard’s streak of two consecutive River Cities Speedway season opener victories.

Chris Ranten was the hard charger of the race. The East Grand Forks, Minn. driver wheeled his way from 12th to finish second behind Dobmeier. 2014 NOSA champion, Austin Pierce, came home third as defending RCS track champ, Casey Mack, and Wade Nygaard rounded out the top five.

The NOSA Sprints will be back in action next Friday night at River Cities Speedway. SUMMARY

Feature – Mark Dobmeier, Chris Ranten, Austin Pierce, Casey Mack, Wade Nygaard, Cap Henry, Mitch Mack, Nick Omdahl, Shane Roemeling, Ty Hanten, Blake Egeland, Trent Stengl, Tanner Wisk, Brayden Pengilly, Cale Mack, Zach Wilde, Jack Croaker, Jordan Graham, Bob Martin, Jordan Adams, Tom Egeland, Jade Hastings

Heat 1 – Henry, M. Mack, Dobmeier, Martin, Z. Wilde, Wisk, T. Egeland, Graham

Heat 2 – Pierce, Cas. Mack, Nygaard, Ranten, Adams, Roemeling, Cal. Mack

Heat 3 – B. Egeland, Hanten, Omdahl, Hastings, Stengl, Pengilly, Croaker

 

 

Thomas Takes Seventh-Career Victory at Valley Speedway

Grain Valley, MO - Tyler Thomas of Owasso, Oklahoma stole his first victory of 2017 in the tri-sanctioned POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League and POWRi Lucas Oil Allstar Midget League carnage-filled feature event at Valley Speedway for night one of the Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals. Thomas' victory at Valley Speedway against a 53-car field is the seventh of his career.

With provisionals utilized in all three leagues, Holly Shelton and Wesley Smith headed up a stout 25-car grid coming to the green. At the drop of the green flag the field would come to a stop as Tyler Courtney went flipping into turn one. After a visit to the work area, Courtney was able to rejoin the field at the tail end. With a complete restart underway, the field was again halted, this time with Ryan Robinson's night ending after flipping in the middle of turns one and two.

Returning to racing, Shelton and Tyler Thomas would engage in a short but fierce battle that ultimately ended after Shelton made contact with the front stretch wall, causing the caution to come out with officially one lap in the books. Tyler Thomas led the field back to green flag racing, followed by Zach Daum, Austin Brown, and Alex Sewell. Thomas immediately lurched into a solid lead leaving Daum and Brown to duel for the second position. With Brown working the longest way around the high-banked Valley Speedway, Daum meticulously catfished on the bottom, as Brown held a slight advantage.

With over half the laps down, the action would again come to a halt, this time for Tucker Klaasmeyer off turn two. Also involved was Blake Edwards. With the field returning to racing, Thomas again checked out. As Brown and Daum battled, Daum took point as Brown faded back. All the while the action was occurring up front, Tyler Courtney rebounded from an early race flip to be knocking on the door of the top three. With laps winding down, Courtney captured the position and securely locked a top three finish.

"It definitely took a while to get going, but once we did, the clear track helped me," Tyler Thomas said. "After all the rain this place has had, they did a hell of a job getting this place prepped. I've got to thank my dad, he works his tail off on this thing to make sure it's right for me every night. This Spike Chassis was on a rail all night long. Another huge thanks to Esslinger Engineering. Really excited about their BB7. Hopefully we can carry this momentum into tomorrow."

"Congratulations to Tyler, he ran a great race there," stated Zach Daum. "This was one of those deals where you had to finish the race and he got out front on his own and did a really good job. We were just fortunate enough to finish second there. We'll roll in into the trailer."

"I feel bad for my guys there," commented Tyler Courtney. "We should have never been in a position to make the race exciting like that. Screwed up there on the start and almost tore up another racecar and luckily it was just the front end. They busted their butts to get it fixed up and I can't thank Tyler, Kevin, Al enough; I think half the pits helped."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 7BC - TYLER COURTNEY, Heat 2: 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON, Heat 3: 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY, Heat 4: 32 - TREY MARCHAM, Heat 5: 27Z - ZANE HENDRICKS, Heat 6: 44 - WESLEY SMITH

C Feature Winner: 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH

Semi Feature Winners: 00 - GRADY CHANDLER, 71K - TANNER CARRICK

Great Clips Feature Winner: 91T - TYLER THOMAS

POWRi Lucas Oil National / West / Allstar Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 2. 5D - ZACH DAUM 3. 7BC - TYLER COURTNEY 4. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 5. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 6. 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY 7. 8 - ALEX SEWELL 8. 93K - RILEY KREISEL 9. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 10. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 11. 28 - ACE MCCARTHY 12. 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER 13. 39 - ZEB WISE 14. 00 - GRADY CHANDLER 15. 7U - JOE B MILLER 16. 28K - KORY SCHUDY 17. 7S1 - PAT SCHUDY 18. 17E - BLAKE EDWARDS 19. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 20. 32 - TREY MARCHAM 21. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 22. 44 - WESLEY SMITH 23. 39BC - JUSTIN GRANT 24. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 25. 27Z - ZANE HENDRICKS

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RICK STIEF MASTERS THE FIELD TO WIN FIRST EVER MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES EVENT

BRIDGEPORT, NJ

By ERIKA PALMAI-WAGNER

Rick Stief of Garnet Valley, PA scored his second career Racesaver 305 Sprint Car victory on Sunday night at Bridgeport Speedway. Stief started fourth and took the lead on lap fourteen after early race leader Ryan Stillwaggon had an engine expire while maintaining over a straightaway gap on Stief and the rest of the field. Stief then won the twenty lap feature event over Tim Tanner, Tommy Carberry, Mark Bitner, and Dave Brown Jr who rounded out the top five.

“I honestly had no idea that I was leading the race until I took the checkered flag and looked over at the scoreboard,” Rick admitted post race. “I knew I was catching Ryan, but I was pretty focused on maneuvering the lapped traffic I had in front of me, so I had no idea. But I’m glad that I was finally able to win one this way, instead of losing one this way”.

Nineteen MASS 305 Sprint Cars signed in at the back gate on Sunday for their first ever event as a newly sanctioned series. Two heat races, which were sponsored by Competition Suspension Inc. (CSI Shocks) and Freiberger Excavating, were won by Mark Bitner and Dave Brown Jr. Both received $50 cash for their victories.

At the start of the twenty lap Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series feature, Tim Tanner and Ryan Stillwaggon started on the pole, with Stillwaggon claiming the top spot after a lap long side-by-side battle with Tanner. After an early race caution displayed for rookie Doug Snow who spun in turn 2, the green flag waved once again with Stillwaggon resuming the commanding position, followed by Tanner, Carberry who gained a spot on the restart, Stief and Jamie Kostic.

“When we got out front, I just wanted to stay smooth and keep the car straight,” Stillwaggon said. “We tried some new stuff on the car this week and it just worked!”

At the halfway mark, Stillwaggon, who was maintaining a blistering pace over Stief who was gaining positions himself, reached heavy lapped traffic. On lap fourteen, Stillwaggon’s campaign for the win came to a halt when engine failure seized his Quality Auto Body number 11.

“As I got to lapped traffic, I could really just go wherever the lapped cars didn’t because the car felt that good,” said Stillwaggon. “The motor started to lose oil pressure and soon enough that was the end of the night for us. I hope we caught it early though, but I’m not really sure.”

Inheriting the front running position unknowingly due to no caution being brought out, Stief continued to master lapped traffic for six more circuits while holding almost more than a half a track distance between his lightning fast Churches Speed #9s and the second place car of Tim Tanner.

“I raced three times this past weekend, and I finished in the top five all three nights, so this win ended my weekend on a great note I’d have to say,” mentioned Stief. “I’m going to be racing with both the PA Sprint Series as well as with MASS when my schedule allows but I just enjoy being able to travel around to different tracks and racing with these great group of people. The new management of the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series are a passionate group of people who enjoy our sport, and I think I can speak for most people when I say that their efforts are appreciated and I look forward to what this season has to bring”.

Stief, who has been running full-sized Sprint Cars since 2012 credits his top finishes this weekend to the support he has from his sponsors which are Churches Speed & Auto Parts, K&S Seal Coating, All Seasons Glass Tinting, SEK Telcom and his dedicated crew member, Chas Vitable.

Next up on the Engler Machine & Tool Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series schedule is a co-sanctioned points event with the PA Sprint Series at Susquehanna Speedway Park on May 20th. For more info on what’s going on with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/ or visit our website at www.masprintseries.com.

NOTES:

Ryan Stillwaggon collected the “Lightning Fast Time of the Night” award, collecting $25 courtesy of Bitner Automotive. Stillwaggon ran a 19.487 lap time in warm-ups.

Heat race victors Mark Bitner and Dave Brown each collected $50 cash courtesy of Competition Suspension Inc. and Freiberger Excavating LLC.

Eddie Wagner was the recipient of the Professional Design Inc. (PDS) “Luck of the Draw” award of $50 cash for drawing the highest pill number at the start of the night. Wagner drew a 50 out of 50 which started him last in the first heat.

Rookie Bobby Scherff was the Bruce’s Auto Body “Hard Charger” in the feature after advancing six positions from his 18th starting spot. Scherff also received a brand new Hoosier Racing Racesaver right rear tire courtesy of Thayer Performance and Parts.

The Pellegrini Family sponsored Sunday night’s race in honor of their family patriarch Albert A. Pellegrini. The top four received additional money, with fifth place receiving a brand new Hoosier Racesaver right rear.

Jamie Kostic received a $25 gift certificate to Todd’s Performance for finishing in 9th place, and feature winner Rick Stief received 5 gallons of fuel courtesy of Kelly Fuels.

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. HEAT 1 RESULTS (8 LAPS): Mark Bitner, Rick Stief, Ryan Stillwaggon, Jamie Kostic, Joe Kay, Gabe Fox, Eddie Wagner, Sam Lieberman, Douglas Snow, Harris Kohen

FREIBERGER EXCAVATING HEAT 2 (8 LAPS): Dave Brown, Tommy Carberry, Tim Tanner Jr., Stef Carberry, Jeff Geiges, Bryant Davis, Bobby Scherff, Craig Pellegrini, Keith Anderson

FEATURE RESULTS (20 LAPS): Rick Stief, Tim Tanner, Tommy Carberry, Mark Bitner, Dave Brown, Joe Kay, Stef Carberry, Eddie Wagner, Jamie Kostic, Jeff Geiges, Bryant Davis, Bobby Scherff, Keith Anderson, Doug Snow, Craig Pellegrini, Harris Kohen DNF: Gabe Fox, Ryan Stillwaggon, Sam Lieberman

 

 

Wood Claims Sprint Series of Oklahoma Victory at Wichita Speedway!

Wichita Falls, Texas – April 21, 2017 - Joe Wood, Jr. started on the outside of the front row and held off a late race charge from Jake Martens to claim his first Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products feature of the season Friday night at Wichita Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Chris Kelly and Wood started on the front row for the twenty-lap feature with Wood taking the lead as the green flag fell. The race quickly went red when Brandon Long went for an easy tip-over in turns three and four yet he would be able to restart at the tail of the field.

The restart saw Wood, aboard his Myers Racing Engines powered Triple X Chassis #03, kept out front and would have to fend off late race challenges from eighth-starting Jake Martens to claim his second career victory and first for 2017.

“The night started off kind of rough,” according to ‘Lil Joe. “In our heat race the motor lost power with three laps to go and we were able to hang on to second place, which put us in the redraw. Ended up drawing number two spot and then went back to work on the car and found a spark plug wire had fallen off. Got that fixed and made very little changes to the car. Had a good start in the feature and the car worked perfectly. I have to thank my sponsors: Young Tool, Mud-X, Smiley’s, Hoosier Racing Tires, Southwest AC Electric, Oilfield Equipment, Danny Holloway, Outlaw Wings for all their help getting me there.”

Martens, aboard his own Martens Machine Shop/Erwin and Winnie Bartel/Blake and Robin Stocking/Randall and LaVonda White sponsored Myers Racing Engines powered Eagle Chassis came home a close second while fifth starting rookie Steven Shebester, making only his second start in sprint car competition, brought the Pete Haskins owned; Brand Racing Engines powered Maxim Chassis home third while Shouse and Kelly rounded out the top five.

After his tip-over to start the feature, Long would roar back through the field for an eighth place finish.

Chad Koch, who came into the night as early-season point leader, lost oil pressure with two laps to go while running sixth and would exit the field and end up with a disappointing sixteenth place finish.

The three, eight lap heat races for the 25-car field were won by Shebester, Shouse and Martens.
Long would claim the twelve lap “B” feature, followed by Loyd Clevenger, Sr., Mike Scott and Dillon Laden.

Next up for the SSO IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products will be this coming Friday night, May 5, at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma.

SSO officials would like to welcome Smiley’s Racing Products for becoming presenting partner with the series as they will be giving $1000 cash to the 2017 SSO champion.

The series would also like to thank the following for climbing aboard as contingency partners with the series for 2017: Hoosier Racing Tires, Danny Holloway, Martens Machine Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotech Race Cells, Outlaw Wings, Keizer Wheels, Bishops Racing Products and Messmer Racing.

Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

Wichita Speedway/Wichita Falls, Texas

April 21, 2017

25 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Steven Shebester, 2) Joe Wood, Jr., 3) Sterling Huff, 4) Logan Scherb, 5) Justin Fisk, 6) Stan Constant, 7) Josh Toho, 8) Brandon Long, 9) Tanner Conn

2nd Heat: 1) Andy Shouse, 2) Shayla Waddell, 3) Michelle Melton, 4) Logan Scherb, 5) Chad Koch, 6) Dillon Laden, 7) Mike Scott, 8) Jerry Jumper

3rd Heat: 1) Jake Martens, 2) Blake Dacus, 3) Chris Kelly, 4) Corby Scherb, 5) Warren Fields, 6) Cody Whitworth, 7) Loyd Clevenger, 8) Christian Kinnison

B Feature (10 Laps): 1) Brandon Long, 2) Loyd Clevenger, Sr., 3) Mike Scott, 4) Dillon Landen, 5) Jerry Jumper, 6) Christian Kinnison, 7) Stan Constant, 8) Tanner Conn, 9) Josh Toho

A Feature (20 Laps): 1) Joe Wood, Jr. (2), 2) Jake Martens (8), 3) Steven Shebester (5), 4) Andy Shouse (7), 5) Chris Kelly (1), 6) Shayla Waddell (3), 7) Michelle Melton (10), 8) Brandon Long (17), 9) Cody Whitworth (16), 10) Blake Dacus (9), 11) Justin Fisk (14), 12) Loyd Clevenger, Sr. (18), 13) Morgan Fletcher (12), 14) Dillon Laden (20), 15) Warren Fields (15), 16) Chad Koch (13), 17) Sterling Huff (8), 18) Cody Scherb (4), 19) Logan Scherb (11), 20) Mike Scott (19)

Race Contingencies:

CSI: Wood, Jr.

Keizer Wheels: Shebester

Saldana Racing Products: Martens

Pyrotech Race Cells: Toho

 

 

Rio Linda’s Scott Hall comes out on top of Wingless Spec Sprint open-show at Placerville Speedway Saturday

By Brad Kennedy and Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – April 29, 2017…The second Red Hawk Casino championship point race of the 2017 season was held on Saturday at Placerville Speedway and when all the dust had settled it was Rio Linda racer Scott Hall headlining the night’s winners, taking home the $1200-to-win Wingless Spec Sprint feature.

Also sharing victory lane on Saturday were Matt Micheli in the Ltd. Late Models, Ray Trimble in the Pure Stocks and Ryan Winter with the traveling Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. Terry Schank Jr. and Cody Spencer led the field down to green in the 20-lap Wingless Spec Sprint main event, with Spencer using the cushion off turn two to grab the initial lead. On lap four however, he jumped the cushion and gave the lead to Schank, with Scott Hall also following along for second.

Hall would then scoop up the lead on a lap 12 restart and Spencer was also able to get by, before Schank packed his right rear with mud, ultimately ending his night. Hall eventually led the remaining laps to pick up the victory over Spencer, Paul Van De Berg, Brent Steck and Trey Walters. A total of 10 Wingless Sprints were on hand with Hall and Spencer winning heat races, while Schank captured the dash and fast time to begin the night.

The Ltd. Late Models put together a non-stop main event with Micheli leading flag-to-flag for the victory. Ray Trimble and Mike Lightfoot put on a show for the fans racing side-by-side for second during much of the race. Micheli ended up taking the checkered flag by over eight seconds in what was a dominating drive. Trimble won out in the fight for the runner up spot, with Mike Lightfoot, Tyler Lightfoot and Tom Tilford rounding out the top-five. Nine Ltd. Late Models signed into the pits with Mike Lightfoot winning the lone heat race.

Jay Bryant and Sam Bernstein set the front row in the Pure Stock feature, with Bryant grabbing the initial lead, before Ray Trimble took over the point on lap-two. A lap-three restart then saw Scott Grunert and Trimble battle side-by-side for the lead over a numerous lap stretch, until a yellow on lap 15 for Chris Van Roekle would stop the race. Trimble went on to hold off Grunert for the win, with Nick Baldwin third, last week’s winner Dan Jinkerson in fourth and Jason Palmer in fifth. A 17 car field was on hand with the two heat races going to Scott Grunert and Nick Baldwin.

The Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association made their first visit of the season to Placerville Speedway and provided excitement as always. Mike Grenert jumped into the early lead, but a halt to the action was seen on lap-two when third running Buddy Olschowka had his engine expire. Things would change on the restart when Grenert got over the cushion and spun back into Shawn Jones and Mike Reeder. Jones was able to continue on, but Grenert and Reeder both came to a stop.

Danny Wagner inherited the lead until Ryan Winter was able to make the move around him for the top spot. Winter went on to claim the victory over Jones, who won out in a great battle with Wagner to score the runner up position. Scott Dahlgren and Kevin Bender rounded out the top-five. A strong field of 23 Dwarf Cars was on hand, with heat race wins going to Ryan Winter, Kevin Bender and Mike Reeder.

The Placerville Speedway will return to action this coming Saturday May 6 with the third Red Hawk Casino championship point race taking place. Divisions set to be on hand will include the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, the new Mini Trucks and BCRA Midget Lites.

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The Placerville Speedway is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2017 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

 

 

Willie Croft makes late move to win an epic Sprint Car Challenge Tour 40-lapper on Saturday at the Petaluma Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Petaluma, CA – April 29, 2017…Taking advantage of a green-white-checkered restart Roseville’s Willie Croft shot past fellow Roseville resident Colby Copeland to grab the lead and go on to claim a thrilling victory on Saturday with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards at Petaluma Speedway.

Croft became the fourth different winner in as many races this season with the tour and came after a tremendous main event on the hooked up 3/8 mile clay oval. The former Trophy Cup champion took home $3,000 for his efforts with the Kyle Larson Racing Bonus Money added in for being a full-time competitor. Croft’s triumph came aboard his familiar Holy Smokes BBQ/ Amerikote No. 29 machine.

“I am absolutely worn out after that race,” Croft commented on the front stretch following the 40-lap contest. “It was definitely a great track tonight because you could race all over, but no doubt a physically demanding surface. It was a lot of fun racing with Colby Copeland through traffic and that last caution worked out in our favor for sure. I knew if I could get the launch coming off the corner I could beat him into turn one and that’s exactly how it played out. I want to send a big thanks to all the fans for coming out and packing this place and a huge thanks to my entire team for all their support.”

At the waving of the green flag it was Copeland jumping into the lead ahead of Croft, who made a great move to charge into the runner up spot from the second row. The first 13-laps clicked off caution free with Copeland, Croft and Auburn’s Andy Forsberg racing closely together once lapped traffic came into play. Unfortunately for Forsberg his night came to an end when a broken axle left him parked in-between turns three and four. Shortly after going back green Fremont’s Shane Golobic began to show his muscle and scooted into third, before charging after the lead duo.

A long green flag run was then seen with outstanding racing through heavy lapped traffic taking place. Copeland did a phenomenal job out front picking the right spots to hold Croft at bay. One slight bicycle in turn four with seven-laps remaining however, gave Croft the chance he needed to grab the top spot. Copeland stayed composed though and a couple laps later returned the favor charging back into the lead.

With fans enjoying every second of the feature things then came to a grinding halt when Placerville’s Andy Gregg flipped down the front stretch on lap 37. He emerged okay, but was done for the night. Copeland nailed the restart and appeared to be headed for victory, until Golobic’s strong run came to an end when he slowed, forcing a caution with a flat tire as the white flag was waving. On the final restart of the night Croft rocketed ahead to take the lead that he would never relinquish.

Copeland had to fend off a final lap charge from Roseville’s Sean Becker and was able to do, crossing the stripe in second. Despite being disappointed Copeland should be commended for driving a great race in the feature at the helm of the F&F Racing/ Econo Lube’N’Tune and Brakes No. x1jr sprinter. Becker also made some beautiful pin-point moves as he is known for doing at the Petaluma Speedway to bring home third at the finish. It marked his third podium in four Sprint Car Challenge Tour races behind the wheel of the Menne Motorsports/ Mike’s Hard Lemonade No. 75 mount.

Penngrove’s Chase Johnson earned the Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award with a great drive from deep in the field to finish fourth, while RacePartsTrader.com Dash winner Cory Eliason of Kingsburg rounded out the top-five. The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid, Paradise’ Kyle Hirst, Sebastopol’s Geoff Ensign, Hanford’s DJ Netto and Mitchell Faccinto.

A-main finish: 1. 29 Willie Croft, 2. X1jr Colby Copeland, 3. 75 Sean Becker, 4. 24 Chase Johnson, 5. 83sa Cory Eliason, 6. 4s Buddy Kofoid, 7. 83 Kyle Hirst, 8. 63 Geoff Ensign, 9. 3c DJ Netto, 10. 37 Mitchell Faccinto, 11. 17s Dominic Scelzi, 12. 101 Klint Simpson, 13. 57 Dustin Golobic, 14. 94 Steven Tiner, 15. 22 Shane Golobic, 16. 2 Billy Butler, 17. 16 Andy Gregg, 18. 33t Jimmy Trulli, 19. X1 Mason Moore, 20. 9l Cody Lamar, 21. 7c Andy Forsberg, 22. 91c Shawn Conde

The Finley Farms B-main was won by Kyle Hirst, with Cory Eliason bringing home the RacePartsTrader.com Dash. Anderson’s Chelsea Blevins did a fabulous job to win the evening’s C-main to the delight of the packed house on hand.

All Star Performance Heat one went to Shane Golobic, with A.R.T. Speed Equipment Heat two going to Buddy Kofoid, BR Motorsports Heat three was won by Jimmy Trulli and King Racing Products Heat four was captured by Sean Becker. Andy Forsberg began the night by setting the LRB Inc. / ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time with a lap of 13.225, beating out the 49-car field. Mitchell Faccinto turned an identical lap-time, but Forsberg won the tie-breaker by going out first.

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards will now have three weekends off, before resuming action on Saturday May 27 at the Stockton Dirt Track for round five.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline & Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, Driven2SaveLives, Dynachrome, Finley Farms, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, RacePartsTrader.com, R&R Racewear, Saldana Racing Products, Sellers Race Wings, Shifty Illusions, Team Ford of Woodland, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing and Winters Performance.

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT.

 

 

Cory Eliason Uses Late Race Heroics To Claim Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo Season Opener

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Watsonville, CA)- Fans at Watsonville, California’s Ocean Speedway were rewarded for their patience on Friday night. Following two rain outs to open the 2017 Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo season, the third time proved to be the charm on Friday night as Cory Eliason used a late race move to pick up the season opening event.

Geoff Ensign and Shane Golobic would lead the field to green for the 30-lap affair, and it would be Ensign taking early command of the race as Golobic, Kurt Nelson, Justin Sanders, and Cory Eliason gave chase on a slick Ocean Speedway surface.

Ensign’s quick start would quickly be slowed, as the red flag was needed on the race’s second circuit for Kyle Shaw. Shaw would escape from the wreckage, but his night would be finished.

Back underway, Ensign continued to set a torrid pace as the action behind him picked up. As he stretched his lead out on the slick ľ mile speedway, Eliason would make his way by both Nelson and Sanders to take over third as he pressured Golobic for the runner up spot until the caution flew on the 13th lap.

The Sebastopol, CA driver continued to show the way, as he would get away from Golobic and Eliason, though lapped traffic would soon become a factor as the race got into an extended green flag run.

Behind the leader, Eliason would take over the second spot on the 19th lap, and begin to set his sights on the point. Once in second, Eliason could continue to search around the Ocean Speedway, as he would soon take a liking to the top-side of the speedway and make up ground on the leader.

On lap 25, Eliason would make a bid for the lead in turns one and two, but Ensign would counter and lead down the back stretch. Eliason would make the top work in turns three and four to grab the lead and essentially never look back.

While Ensign stayed with Eliason, the battle for third would pick up with Justin Sanders and Shane Golobic trading the spot in heavy traffic, with Sanders getting the spot in the waning laps.

Up front, Eliason would not be denied on this night, as he would pick up the win over Ensign, Sanders Golobic, and Kurt Nelson.

“We had a good car, and sometimes it’s better to be in second for a long period of time,” Cory Eliason explained. “We were able to move around the track and find some grip that Geoff (Ensign) didn’t know about, and get the win. I can’t thank this entire Antaya Motorsports team for all they do for me, and it’s nice to get another win with these guys.”

In his first appearance at the Ocean Speedway, Matthew Moles would finish sixth, Cole Macedo seventh, Jerry Bonnema eighth, Dustin Golobic ninth, and Jeremy Chisum would round out the Top-10.

All in all, 22 winged 360’s would check into the Ocean Speedway on Friday night the season opening event and Ensign and Golobic would lay down lay down identical quick time laps in qualifying with Ensign getting the nod for going out early.

A three-heat program would be in play on this night with wins going to Sanders, Bonnema, and Macedo, as Geoff Ensign would win the Dash and earn the right to start on the pole for the feature event.

ON TAP- The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will return to Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA this coming Friday night.

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Kouba Family Batting .500 in Traditional Sprints at Cedar Lake New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (4-29-17)

Jimmy Kouba added his name to the feature win list at the Cedar Lake Speedway this season when he overtook opening night winner Cam Schafer on lap 15 of the 25 lap feature and went on to record the second win in four nights for the Kouba family on Saturday evening April 29. Jimmy's son, Jake Kouba, won the feature at Cedar Lake back on April 8, so it was only fitting that Jake's dad got in on the early season fun to improve the family winning percentage to .500 so far. For the veteran racer from Byron, Minnesota, it was Jimmy Kouba's third career Traditional sprint car feature win at the popular western Wisconsin dirt oval and his 12th career sprint car victory at Cedar Lake, albeit nine of them have come with a wing overhead.. For Jimmy Kouba, it was also his ninth over all career Traditional sprint car feature win. Kouba was all smiles in Rock Auto Victory Lane afterwards.

Eighteen Traditional sprints were on hand with three drivers making their 2017 season debut on a chilly, windy spring evening. The 10-lap heat races would see Johnny Parsons III and Schafer ride home in first. Several drivers made strong runs forward from deep starting positions in their heats earning them a coveted top four spot in passing and finishing points. Mike Mueller led the pack with Schafer, Joe Lallier and Jimmy Kouba redrawing for the first two rows of the feature. Mueller, who had his dad Herb draw for him, would go from the pole position with Joe Lallier, who was racing for the first time this season, sitting to his outside. Schafer and Jimmy Kouba comprised the second row. Jake Kouba, who had the same number of points as his dad, but lost out on the tie-breaker (driver who earns the point total first gets the nod) would start inside row three while first heat winner Parsons was just one point shy of both Koubas and would roll off sixth.

Mueller bolted into the early lead on the bottom (no surprise which groove Mike picked) and led the first seven laps. On lap 8, Schafer blasted into the lead running the top lane around the track. As Schafer began to edge away, a good battle for several spots behind him developed. The race was under caution for the first time with 11 laps in the books when fourth running Joe Lallier spun in turn 4. On the restart, Jimmy Kouba found the middle lane to his liking as he stayed close to Schafer. Coming out of turn 4 on lap 15, Kouba moved into the lead. A final caution when Anna Hippe spun sideways exiting turn two and collected Kevin Bradwell would see an eight lap green flag run to the checkers. Jimmy Kouba proved to be the strongest car after that on his way to the win. Turning in his best Traditional sprint car performance so far, Neal Matuska ran a solid second. Mueller, Jake Kouba and Schafer rounded out the top five. Completing the top ten finishers was last year's top rookie Ty Sampair, Anna Hippe who raced back to seventh from 14th in the final eight laps, Scott Brandt, Caley Emerson with a long tow down from Grand Rapids, and Bryan Roach. Fifteen of the seventeen starters were still running at the finish with all cars still on the lead lap. Blake Anderson was unable to start the feature race with a problematic fuel leak on his non-winged sprint car.

The Traditional sprints will take a week off when the hugely popular Triple Crown event takes place at Cedar Lake and will return to action at CLS on School Bus Race Night May 13 which typically draws one of the largest crowds each season. With four races in the books so far, still more cars are expected to be race-ready for the season in the upcoming weeks. Keep tabs on all of the UMSS Traditional sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the blue logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway April 29, 2017 (Race #4)

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[4]; 2. 48-Neal Matuska[8]; 3. 87-Mike Mueller[1]; 4. 6-Jake Kouba[5]; 5. 14-Cam Schafer[3]; 6. N1-Ty Sampair[11]; 7. 16-Anna Hippe[9]; 8. 7-Scott Brandt[7]; 9. 15E-Caley Emerson[14]; 10. 99-Bryan Roach[15]; 11. 95-Kevin Bradwell[10]; 12. 6L-Joe Lallier[2]; 13. 10S-Trevor Serbus[16]; 14. 90-Tony Klose[13]; 15. 29-Hunter Custer[12]; 16. (DNF) 12-Johnny Parsons III[6]; 17. (DNF) 93-Brad Peterson[17]; (DNS) 12X-Blake Anderson. Lap Leaders: Mueller 1-7, Schafer 8-14, Jimmy Kouba 15-25. Cautions: (2) First yellow for 6L spin turn 4 with 11 laps in. Second yellow for 16 spin, collected 95 exiting turn 2 on to back stretch with 17 laps scored.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 12-Johnny Parsons III[3]; 2. 87-Mike Mueller[9]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[8]; 4. 48-Neal Matuska[5]; 5. 16-Anna Hippe[2]; 6. N1-Ty Sampair[6]; 7. 99-Bryan Roach[1]; 8. 10S-Trevor Serbus[4]; 9. (DNF) 93-Brad Peterson[7]. Lap Leader: Parsons 1-10. Cautions: (2) With 5 laps in 99 spin turn 2. On restart, 10S spin turn 2.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 14-Cam Schafer[4]; 2. 6L-Joe Lallier[6]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[8]; 4. 7-Scott Brandt[9]; 5. 95-Kevin Bradwell[2]; 6. 29-Hunter Custer[5]; 7. 90-Tony Klose[3]; 8. 15E-Caley Emerson[7]; 9. (DNF) 12X-Blake Anderson[1]. Lap Leaders: Anderson 1, Schafer 2-10. Cautions: (1) yellow with 2 laps in for 12x spin turn 4. 12x out of race on hook with locked up front end.

 

 

Forsberg Makes it Two for Two at Chico

Chico, CA (April 28, 2017) …. Auburn’s Andy Forsberg earned his 47th career sprint car main event win Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. While Forsberg benefitted from a front row starting spot, he had to deal with a determined DJ Netto for most of the 25-lap main event. In fact, on a few double file restarts, Netto passed Forsberg and led for a few laps. In the end, Netto spun around late in the race to give the lead back to Forsberg for good. Chico’s Michael Ing once again continued to impress. Ing is on the verge of grabbing his first career sprint car win. Tonight, he ran second to Forsberg, yet, near the end of the event Ing was just as fast as the leader. The fans were treated to a great main event filled with lots of passing. The three drivers who entertained the crowd included 11th starting Sean Becker, 17th starting Kyle Hirst and 16th starting Dominic Scelzi. All three drivers had mechanical gremlins all night. They fought through the adversity and never gave up. Becker passed eight cars in route to his third-place finish. Hirst passed the most cars and gained 13 spots to finish fourth. Scelzi grabbed a top five finish in route to passing 11 cars. Logan Seavy and Jake Wheeler brought out the only red flag of the race. As the two raced into turn three on lap 19, there was contact and they both flipped in spectacular fashion. Both drivers emerged from their badly beaten race cars and walked away to a thunderous ovation from the crowd. It was good to see Kalib Henry back at Chico. He won the first heat race. Forsberg won the second heat race. Netto paced the field in qualifying and turned a blistering 11.222. Terry Schank Jr. swept the wingless division tonight by winning the heat race and main event. Schank Jr. dominated the racing action. In both races, Tony Richards was second. Last week’s winner Casey McClain finished a solid third in the feature. Angelique Bell went for a wild ride about the half way point of the main event. Her car was wrecked but she was uninjured. The IMCA Sport Mods put on the best show of the night. The race between Brian Cooper and Phillip Shelby was breathtakingly close. In fact, as the two raced towards the checkered flag it was anyone’s guess who was going to win. Somehow Cooper found enough traction to shoot past Shelby by less than a car length. It was a crowd-pleasing finish that is starting to become the normal for this tight knit division. Ninth place starting Mark Abouzeid got back in the saddle tonight and drove up to a solid third place finish. Tyler Rodgers continues to be a front runner and after some adversity finished in the fourth spot. Justin Foux is emerging into one of the top drivers each Friday night. Foux came home in fifth tonight. Rodgers won the first heat while Todd Cooper picked up the win in heat two. Phil Marino is on a roll. The former two-time track champion has stepped up his game in a bigtime fashion. Marino won the 20-lap street stock main event. In doing so, Marino has won the first three in a row championship point race at Chico. Out of towner Mitch Machado provided some competition for Marino, but was never able to get around for the lead. Corey Hall has been consistent this season and has one of the better cars to beat Marino in the future. Brent Lawrence won the first heat race. Machado picked the second heat race win. The Earl’s Plumbing main event featured it all. The rivalry between Brian Compton and Kyle Allen increased after the two were battling for the lead and ended up hooking bumpers together. The two cars were unable to unhook from each other and Allen led the pair into the pit area. That gave the lead to James West. West went on to win, but a post-race rules infraction was found and West was disqualified. Shannon Collins was credited with the win. It was a delight to see Collins in victory lane for the first time. He seemed humbled and happy at the same time. Kyle Allen won the lone heat race. Full results can be found on www.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

 

4/28/2017 at Wichita Speedway
305 Winged Sprints | SSO-Sprint Series of Oklahoma

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 03-Joe Wood Jr[2]; 2. 48-Jake Martens[8]; 3. 16S-Steven Shebester[5]; 4. 27-Andy Shouse[7]; 5. 32K-Chris Kelly[1]; 6. 88S-Shayla Waddell[3]; 7. 21-Michelle Melton[10]; 8. 02-Brandon Long[17]; 9. 50-Cody Whitworth[16]; 10. 29-Blake Dacus[9]; 11. 19-Justin Fisk[14]; 12. 80-Loyd Clevenger Sr[18]; 13. 94F-Morgan Fletcher[12]; 14. 18L-Dillon Laden[20]; 15. D1-Warren Fields[15]; 16. 35K-Chad Koch[13]; 17. 39-Sterling Hoff[6]; 18. 32-Corby Scherb[4]; 19. 18-Logan Scherb[11]; 20. 0-Mike Scott[19]

B Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 02-Brandon Long[6]; 2. 80-Loyd Clevenger Sr[4]; 3. 0-Mike Scott[5]; 4. 18L-Dillon Laden[2]; 5. 3X-Jerry Jumper[7]; 6. 82C-Christian Kinnison[8]; 7. 17-Stan Constant[1]; 8. 78-Tanner Conn[9]; 9. 55-Josh Toho[3]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 16S-Steven Shebester[1]; 2. 03-Joe Wood Jr[2]; 3. 39-Sterling Hoff[5]; 4. 18-Logan Scherb[6]; 5. 19-Justin Fisk[4]; 6. 17-Stan Constant[3]; 7. 55-Josh Toho[7]; 8. 02-Brandon Long[8]; 9. 78-Tanner Conn[9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 27-Andy Shouse[2]; 2. 88S-Shayla Waddell[1]; 3. 21-Michelle Melton[4]; 4. 94F-Morgan Fletcher[6]; 5. 35K-Chad Koch[8]; 6. 18L-Dillon Laden[3]; 7. 0-Mike Scott[5]; 8. 3X-Jerry Jumper[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 48-Jake Martens[2]; 2. 29-Blake Dacus[1]; 3. 32K-Chris Kelly[6]; 4. 32-Corby Scherb[8]; 5. D1-Warren Fields[3]; 6. 50-Cody Whitworth[4]; 7. 80-Loyd Clevenger Sr[7]; 8. 82C-Christian Kinnison[5]

 

 

Twister Lands in Victory Lane at Big Diamond Speedway

Mr. Twister Mark Bitner used a lap 2 slide job to propel his Bitner Automotive #15 to the $2,000 victory on Friday night’s Capitol Renegade Wingless United Racing Club event. This was the first wingless event for the United Racing Club since 1996 when the 360 club ran at Grandview Speedway.

A field of 15 cars entered the pits on Friday night for the 25-lap event paying $2,000 to win and two heat races were needed to set the stage for the nightly feature. Heat race wins went to Jimmy Stitzel Third Rail Bar and Restaurant #4 and the #21 of New York native Carmen Perigo.

Front row starters Perigo and Kevin Darling aboard the Ken Darling & Sons Sewer Contractors, Garrison Homes, Anderson Performance #9D lead the field of 15 cars to the green flag. The features only caution was thrown before the completion of lap #1 as a spinning Scott Flammer came to a stop in turn 1.

On the restart the crowd saw Kevin Darling jump out front with Bitner closely in tow. It didn’t take Bitner long before he made his move going into turn 3 on the 2nd lap. Bitner throw the #15 car sideways and low as he executed a perfect slide job past the 9D of Darling.

By lap 8, Bitner was navigating some lapped traffic with now the 1B of Joey Biasi running closely behind. Biasi continued to reel Bitner in and by lap 11, the 1B was just off the bumper of the leader. Just 3 laps later, saw the 21 of Carmen Perigo enter the picture and Carmen began pressing the 1B for the runner up position. With 7 laps to go, Perigo tried an outside move coming off turn 2, but Biasi shut the door going down the backstretch. With 5 to go, the 15 of Bitner was long gone benefitting of heavy lapped traffic that the 21 of Perigo and 1B of Biasi were having to deal with. With Bitner on cruise control, the 21 of Perigo finally got by the 1B of Biasi but Bitner was too far gone and cruised to his first URC win of 2017.

Nightly Tidbits: Kevin Darling was making his debut in a wingless sprint car. Curt Michael made his first appearance in a wingless car since 1996 (His Rookie Year in URC). Lealands.com could be seen on the #74 of JR Berry, in addition Mike Heffner was in Berry’s pit area all night long. Former ARDC Champion Steven Drevicki was on hand, Steven experience a flat tire in a 1st lap contact during his heat race and started shotgun on the field. Drevicki finished in the 6th position.

Feature Finish: 1. Mark Bitner #15, 2. Carmen Perigo #21, 3. Joey Biasi #1B 4. Bill Unglert #33B, 5. Kevin Darling #9D, 6. Steven Drevicki #19, 7. Chandler Leiby #119, 8. Jimmy Stitzel #4 9. Curt Michael #5G 10. JR Berry #74JR 11. Scott Flammer #1, 12. Mike Hamer #47, 13. Rick Holley #86, 14. Jonathan Swanson 17j, 15. David Swanson #117.

 

 

Cox Bests the Field in Wisconsin wingLESS Competition

20 drivers for the Wisconsin wingLESS series presented by the IRA showed up to do battle on the high banks of the Beaver Dam Raceway. The field was a mix of experienced series regulars like Doug Schenck and the Koubas as well as drivers who were brand new to not only the series but racing cars in general. Qualifying was dominated by returning regulars, as Jake Kouba would collect fast time followed by Jordan Mattson. 3rd quick would be claimed by series newcomer Rod Colburn, nephew of 1975 and 76 IRA champion Dick Colburn. The top five was rounded out by Allen Hafford and Jimmy Kouba. The fans were treated to a show as 7th starting Schenck would charge to the lead in just 3 laps. He would be followed to the checkered by Jimmy and Jake Kouba. 4th and 5th would be claimed by Colburn and 5 time mini sprint champion Nick Petska respectively. Heat 2 would see Mattson drive from 4th to the lead before the checkered flag would fall. Asphalt and dirt standout Tim Cox would follow Mattson across the line. Hafford, Nathan Crane, and Craig Campton would round out the top 5. The A main saw Cox jump to the early lead and never look back. Mattson would work his way to 2nd and try to challenge for the lead but with a motor experiencing issues he would be forced to settle for 2nd. The Minnesota duo of Jake and Jimmy Kouba would finish 3rd and 4th respectively. The top 5 would be rounded out by former 410 competitor Allen Hafford.

A Feature 1 20 laps 1. 48-Tim Cox[2]; 2. 2-Jordan Mattson[7]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[8]; 4. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[4]; 5. 38-Allen Hafford[5]; 6. 71S-Doug Schenck[9]; 7. 89-George Gaertner III[11]; 8. 18-Nick Petska[1]; 9. 70-Chris Klemko[12]; 10. 21-Ryan Zielski[13]; 11. 7S-Craig Campton[10]; 12. 20-Natalie Klemko[14]; 13. 15-Dan Wade[3]; 14. 96.5-Rod Colburn[6] Heat 1 10 laps 1. 71S-Doug Schenck[7]; 2. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[2]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[4]; 4. 96.5-Rod Colburn[3]; 5. 18-Nick Petska[5]; 6. 89-George Gaertner III[1]; 7. 70-Chris Klemko[6]; 8. 20-Natalie Klemko[8]; (DNS) 29-Tom Eller; (DNS) 77-James Walldan Heat 2 10 laps 1. 2-Jordan Mattson[4]; 2. 48-Tim Cox[1]; 3. 38-Allen Hafford[3]; 4. 7S-Craig Campton[5]; 5. 15-Dan Wade[2]; 6. 21-Ryan Zielski[7]; 7. 97-Nathan Crane[6]; (DNS) 67-Todd Otis; (DNS) 91-Derek Crane Qualifying 1 1. 6-Jake Kouba, 16.250[1]; 2. 2-Jordan Mattson, 16.283[2]; 3. 96.5-Rod Colburn, 16.431[3]; 4. 38-Allen Hafford, 16.488[4]; 5. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, 16.499[5]; 6. 15-Dan Wade, 16.585[6]; 7. 89-George Gaertner III, 16.750[7]; 8. 48-Tim Cox, 16.765[8]; 9. 18-Nick Petska, 16.811[9]; 10. 7S-Craig Campton, 16.852[10]; 11. 70-Chris Klemko, 16.895[11]; 12. 97-Nathan Crane, 16.991[12]; 13. 71S-Doug Schenck, 17.131[13]; 14. 21-Ryan Zielski, 17.225[14]; 15. 29-Tom Eller, 18.284[15]; 16. 67-Todd Otis, 18.397[16]; 17. 20-Natalie Klemko, 18.522[17]; (DNS) 91-Derek Crane; (DNS) 77-James Walldan

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Jeff Miller Jr. Repeats as KRC Champ
Kreitz takes Founders Cup

4/2/2017 - Port Royal speedway

In the 25-lap make-up 2016 RaceSaver Challenge for IMCA 305 sprint cars, Jeff Miller of Huntingdon became the first driver to repeat in the history of the event, dating back to its inception in 2012.

Polesitter Ken Duke Jr. would lead the first 11 laps of the 25-lap Keystone RaceSaver Challenge for 305 sprints before surrendering to Jeff Miller.

Miller started sixth in the main and followed Duke, Zach Newlin and Scott Ellerman for the first nine laps before beginning his march through the top three.

After getting around Ellerman for third with 15 laps to go, he made a sweeping two-car pass of Newlin and Duke to move into the lead with 13 laps to go and then checked out on the field for the victory, worth $1,000.

Following Miller across the line for second, 4.502 seconds behind, was Duke with Ellerman finishing third followed by Newlin and Kyle Ganoe.

Sixth through 10th went to Mark Watkins, Tim Tanner, Dave Brown Jr., Dave Grube and Dylan Shatzer.

Heats went to Ganoe, Tyler Reeser, Miller and Grube with Cale Reigle taking the consolation race.

Fast time was set by Miller with a lap of 17.840 seconds.

Kassidy Kreitz won the eight lap non-qualifiers Founder's Cup race for the IMCA 305 sprints, earning a guaranteed starting spot in the upcoming 2017 RaceSaver Challenge in October. The Founders cup honors the founders of the series and allows teams that did not make the show to run for a full purse with the winner given a guaranteed starting spot if they are and remain exclusive to RaceSaver.

sprints, 25 laps: 1. Jeff Miller, 2. Ken Duke Jr., 3. Scott Ellerman, 4. Zach Newlin, 5. Kyle Ganoe, 6. Mark Watkins, 7. Tim Tanner, 8. Dave Brown Jr., 9. Dave Grube, 10. Dylan Shatzer, 11. Jon Haegele, 12. Rick Steif, 13. Stephanie Dodson, 14. Colby Dice, 15. Mike Schuckers, 16. Darren Miller, 17. Dale Reigle, 18. Austin Bishop, 19. Bradley Mellott, 20. Dave Graver, 21. Tyler Reeser, 22. Jaremi Hanson, 23. Ron Aurand, 24. Scott Lutz

Founders Cup: Kassidy Kreitz, Erin Statler, Neil Petock, Bobby Scherff, Mike Alleman, Joey Kay, Fred Arnold, Drew Ritchey, Mike Kiser, Brendon Poff, Matthew Kline


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Waynesfield Raceway Park

Swanson, Tilton, Lines, Hicks, Smith Take Waynesfield’s 15th Opener April 22, 2017

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (4/22/17) – Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio celebrated 15 years of racing Saturday night as the green flag opened a new season. The track, which sits in the cornfields of Waynesfield, Ohio, welcomed fans with an impressive car count and some of the best dirt racing in the Midwest.

The Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing sprint cars started a field of 20 for 25 laps of racing. Ty Tilton and Kody Swanson led the field to the opening green flag. Swanson took no time taking the lead and led the opening lap. Luke Hall muscled his way into second from his outside row two starting spot. Dallas Hewitt then made a run-on Hall for the second spot. The move was successful giving him second with just five laps to go in the main. Despite heavy lap traffic on the final laps, Kody Swanson came away with the 3.8 second victory. Dallas Hewitt finished in second with Landon Simon finishing in third. The A-main went caution free completing in just under six and a half minutes. Drew Rader, Landon Simon, and Dallas Hewitt picked up the heat wins. Todd Keen picked up the B-main victory.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints started 19 in the A-main. The field was brought to green by the 17P of Austin Powell and the 65 of Chris Bounds. The feature started rough with a caution coming to the start. On the restart, Bounds took the early lead and claimed the opening lap. Lima, Ohio’s Kobe Allison used a second restart later in the race to his advantage to advance into third spot. Ty Tilton, another Lima driver, jumped into the lead as the field approached the halfway point. Veteran driver Rod “Hotrod” Henning began to surge through the field. Henning managed to grab the third spot and then the second spot after a late race restart. In the end, Ty Tilton came away with the victory. Rod Henning finished in second with Kobe Allison finishing in third. The same three drivers picked up the heat race victories.

The Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds had a strong field of 20 cars make the call for the A-main. The 20 lap event was brought to green by the K9 of Scott Gerdeman and the 20K of Bill Keeler. Keeler won the drag race into turn one and led the opening lap. Defending track champion Josh Scott found where his car worked best as he began to reel in the lead pack. Meanwhile, Randy Lines managed to put a slider on Keeler to take the lead. Scott jumped into the second spot as the field approached the halfway point. As the cross flags were displayed, Line’s 1.3 second lead began to diminish. Scott never found the momentum to overtake Lines giving him the checkered flag. Erny Gingerich, who started on inside of row 5, took home second on a late race pass. Josh Scott came home in third. Randy Lines, Josh Scott, Bill Keeler, and Scott Gerdeman picked up the heat race wins. Tim Meine and Terry Hull picked up the B-mains.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks took the track for their 15 lap feature. Ben Hower and Gerry Keysor lead the field to the opening green flag. Chris Hicks, who started on the inside of row two, got a great jump on the start propelling him to the lead early on. A series of yellows followed including spins by Kelcey Helmig, Chuck White, and Christopher Gveca. The sole red flag of the event came with three laps complete when the 24F of Frankie Weigt rolled his truck upside down exiting turn three. Weigt was OK and was towed off the racing surface. Back under green, Roy Miller started to track down Ben Hower creating a battle for the second spot. Once the dust settled, Chris Hicks picked up the win. Ben Hower finished in second with Roy Miller finishing in third. Roy Miller and Chris Hicks also picked up the heat race victories.

The Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts had a strong field of cars despite the number of events happening in the racing community. James Sorrell and Matt McKinnon lead the field of 19 to the opening green flag. Sorrell took the early lead and led the opening lap. Justin Durflinger, celebrating his birthday at the track, began to battle for the second spot. Durflinger continued his run moving into the top spot with three laps in the history books. In the process, James Sorrell got shuffled back from the top spot to just inside in the top five. Nick Glasgow, who started on the outside of row four, started to make a run for the lead. The run was successful giving Glasgow the lead with just six laps complete. One caution followed before giving the win to Dalton Smith. Smith started dead last in the A-main lineup. Nick Glasgow finished in second with Brandon McDavies finishing in a close third. Nick Glasgow, Ryan O’Kuley, and Justin Durflinger picked up the heat race victories.

Racing returns to Waynesfield Raceway Park next Saturday night, April 29th with a full program of racing including the Quest Federal Credit Non Wing Sprint Cars, Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts. The event will be co-promoted with Limaland Motor Sports Park giving Non Wing drivers an opportunity to run for $1200 each night. Gates will open at 4PM for this event with racing action following at 7PM.

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RACE RESULTS

Non Wings - Quest Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 74-Drew Rader[3] ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood[2] ; 3. 21K-Kody Swanson[1] ; 4. 32M-Derek Hasting[4] ; 5. 23S-Kyle Simon[8] ; 6. 18-Todd Keen[5] ; 7. 17-Kevin Myers[6] ; 8. 71C-Barney Craig[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 24-Landon Simon[4] ; 2. 9N-Luke Hall[8] ; 3. 42-Ty Tilton[1] ; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5] ; 5. 41-Brad Wyatt[7] ; 6. 39-Matt Goodnight[3] ; 7. 14-Trevor Kobylarz[6] ; 8. 34-Parker Frederickson[2]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 16-Dallas Hewitt[1] ; 2. 99-Gage Etgen[3] ; 3. 40-Travis Hery[2] ; 4. 1M-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 5. 52-Isaac Chapple[5] ; 6. 25B-Mark Blausey[4] ; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps) 1. 18-Todd Keen[1] ; 2. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[6] ; 3. 39-Matt Goodnight[2] ; 4. 17-Kevin Myers[4] ; 5. 71C-Barney Craig[7] ; 6. 34-Parker Frederickson[8] ; 7. 25B-Mark Blausey[3] ; 8. 14-Trevor Kobylarz[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 21K-Kody Swanson[2] ; 2. 16-Dallas Hewitt[6] ; 3. 24-Landon Simon[7] ; 4. 9N-Luke Hall[4] ; 5. 1M-Dustin Stroup[12] ; 6. 74-Drew Rader[8] ; 7. 24L-Lee Underwood[5] ; 8. 99-Gage Etgen[3] ; 9. 23S-Kyle Simon[13] ; 10. 52-Isaac Chapple[15] ; 11. 18-Todd Keen[16] ; 12. 32M-Derek Hasting[10] ; 13. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[11] ; 14. 41-Brad Wyatt[14] ; 15. 39-Matt Goodnight[18] ; 16. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[17] ; 17. 42-Ty Tilton[1] ; 18. 40-Travis Hery[9] ; 19. 71C-Barney Craig[20] ; 20. 17-Kevin Myers[19]

AMSA Mini Sprints - Performance Powder Coating

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 10H-Rod Henning[4] ; 2. 41J-Jeremy Powley[1] ; 3. 81H-Anthony Haas[2] ; 4. 44W-Christopher Whipple[5] ; 5. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[7] ; 6. 7X-Taylor Cox[3] ; 7. 14D-Nick Daugherty [6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 42-Ty Tilton[3] ; 2. 65-Chris Bounds[2] ; 3. 44-Ron Coleman[1] ; 4. 22B-Brad Racer[4] ; 5. 4X-Bradley Ashford[5] ; 6. 33-Andrew Heitkamp[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 22A-Kobe Allison[3] ; 2. 17P-Austin Powell[2] ; 3. 23S-Brad Strunk[6] ; 4. 88-Tayte Williamson[1] ; 5. 21B-Ryan Barr[5] ; 6. 22K-Justin Kirk[4]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps) 1. 42-Ty Tilton[5] ; 2. 10H-Rod Henning[6] ; 3. 22A-Kobe Allison[4] ; 4. 65-Chris Bounds[2] ; 5. 23S-Brad Strunk[9] ; 6. 17P-Austin Powell[1] ; 7. 44-Ron Coleman[8] ; 8. 81H-Anthony Haas[7] ; 9. 21B-Ryan Barr[15] ; 10. 88-Tayte Williamson[12] ; 11. 33-Andrew Heitkamp[17] ; 12. 22B-Brad Racer[11] ; 13. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[13] ; 14. 22K-Justin Kirk[18] ; 15. 41J-Jeremy Powley[3] ; 16. 4X-Bradley Ashford[14] ; 17. 44W-Christopher Whipple[10] ; 18. 7X-Taylor Cox[16] ; 19. 14D-Nick Daugherty [19]

UMP Modifieds - Satellite Connections

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 18L-Randy Lines[7] ; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson[5] ; 3. 9G-Erny Gingerich[4] ; 4. 21JR-Tom Conrad Jr[8] ; 5. 98-Tim Meine[2] ; 6. 1Z-Brian Zepona[6] ; 7. 67M-Dan Morgan[9] ; 8. 147-Billy Haaggr[1] ; 9. 4-Jesse Winner[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 11JS-Josh Scott[1] ; 2. 9C-Troy Cattarene[7] ; 3. 45P-Brian Post[2] ; 4. 112-Chris Ullery[4] ; 5. 40-Terry Hull[5] ; 6. 24-Terry Grilliot[8] ; 7. 4S-Mason Stewart[3] ; 8. 6-Dustin Wheeler[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 20K-Bill Keeler[2] ; 2. 53-Hillard Miller[6] ; 3. 4J-David Treon, Jr.[5] ; 4. 17N-Dillon Nusbaum[1] ; 5. 313-Clayton Smith[7] ; 6. 35-Tim Cornett[8] ; 7. 5-Clark VanHouten[4] ; 8. 24C-Neal Carter[3]

Heat 4 (8 Laps) 1. K9-Scott Gerdeman[5] ; 2. 1W-Scottie Williams[6] ; 3. 58P-Jim Post[1] ; 4. 1X-JJ Butler[3] ; 5. 20-Robbie Philipot[4] ; 6. M1G-Matt Twining[2] ; 7. 1K-Logan Kirkman[7] ; 8. 97A-Reed Hurst[8]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps) 1. 98-Tim Meine[1] ; 2. 35-Tim Cornett[4] ; 3. 313-Clayton Smith[2] ; 4. 1Z-Brian Zepona[3] ; 5. 4-Jesse Winner[9] ; 6. 67M-Dan Morgan[5] ; 7. 5-Clark VanHouten[6] ; 8. 147-Billy Haaggr[7] ; 9. 24C-Neal Carter[8]

B-Main 2 (10 Laps) 1. 40-Terry Hull[1] ; 2. 24-Terry Grilliot[3] ; 3. M1G-Matt Twining[4] ; 4. 4S-Mason Stewart[5] ; 5. 20-Robbie Philipot[2] ; 6. 1K-Logan Kirkman[6] ; 7. 6-Dustin Wheeler[7] ; 8. 97A-Reed Hurst[8]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps) 1. 18L-Randy Lines[4] ; 2. 9G-Erny Gingerich[9] ; 3. 11JS-Josh Scott[3] ; 4. 22T-Tony Anderson[5] ; 5. 20K-Bill Keeler[2] ; 6. K9-Scott Gerdeman[1] ; 7. 9C-Troy Cattarene[6] ; 8. 1W-Scottie Williams[8] ; 9. 112-Chris Ullery[14] ; 10. 45P-Brian Post[10] ; 11. 98-Tim Meine[17] ; 12. 40-Terry Hull[18] ; 13. 53-Hillard Miller[7] ; 14. 4J-David Treon, Jr.[11] ; 15. 58P-Jim Post[12] ; 16. 1X-JJ Butler[16] ; 17. 24-Terry Grilliot[20] ; 18. 17N-Dillon Nusbaum[15] ; 19. 21JR-Tom Conrad Jr[13] ; 20. 35-Tim Cornett[19]

Tough Trucks - Block Insurance

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 37J-Roy Miller[7] ; 2. RK-1-Gerry Keysor[2] ; 3. 82J-Kevin Knittle[4] ; 4. 22-Korey Critchfield[9] ; 5. 77-Derick Smith[8] ; 6. 87-Chris Anderson[6] ; 7. 20K-Bill Keeler[3] ; 8. 17D-Devon Helmig[1] ; 9. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 71-Chris Hicks[2] ; 2. 316-Ben Hower[1] ; 3. 17H-Kelcey Helmig[4] ; 4. 143-Chrstopher Gveca[6] ; 5. c4-Chuck White[5] ; 6. 28M-Logan Mullenix[7] ; 7. 24F-Frankie Weigt[8] ; 8. 88-Danny Flay[9] ; 9. 714-Jeremy VanWormer[3]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps) 1. 71-Chris Hicks[3] ; 2. 316-Ben Hower[1] ; 3. 37J-Roy Miller[4] ; 4. 17D-Devon Helmig[15] ; 5. 82J-Kevin Knittle[5] ; 6. RK-1-Gerry Keysor[2] ; 7. 87-Chris Anderson[11] ; 8. c4-Chuck White[10] ; 9. 77-Derick Smith[9] ; 10. 22-Korey Critchfield[7] ; 11. 28M-Logan Mullenix[12] ; 12. 143-Chrstopher Gveca[8] ; 13. 24F-Frankie Weigt[14] ; 14. 17H-Kelcey Helmig[6] ; DNS. 20K-Bill Keeler[13] ; DNS. 88-Danny Flay[16] ; DNS. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[17] ; DNS. 714-Jeremy VanWormer[18]

Compacts - Indian Lake Outfitters

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 85-Nick Glasgow[1] ; 2. 2-Josh Atkins[2] ; 3. 2z-Matt McKinnon[6] ; 4. 00-Robbie Tuttle[3] ; 5. 1A-Alison Butler[7] ; 6. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[5] ; 7. 3D-Dalton Smith[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 96-Ryan O'Kuley[1] ; 2. 92-Brandon McDavies[3] ; 3. 34-James Sorrell[6] ; 4. 31-Audrie Twining[4] ; 5. 41-Ethan Pope[5] ; 6. 7-Brandon Weight[2]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 17-Justin Durflinger[1] ; 2. 54C-Chris Crosier[5] ; 3. 30-Keith Staley[3] ; 4. XS-Austin Scott[6] ; 5. Lil316-Devon Hower[2] ; 6. 22-Joe Serrell[4]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps) 1. 3D-Dalton Smith[19] ; 2. 85-Nick Glasgow[8] ; 3. 92-Brandon McDavies[4] ; 4. 17-Justin Durflinger[6] ; 5. 96-Ryan O'Kuley[7] ; 6. 2-Josh Atkins[5] ; 7. 2z-Matt McKinnon[2] ; 8. 54C-Chris Crosier[3] ; 9. XS-Austin Scott[12] ; 10. 34-James Sorrell[1] ; 11. Lil316-Devon Hower[15] ; 12. 1A-Alison Butler[13] ; 13. 31-Audrie Twining[11] ; 14. 00-Robbie Tuttle[10] ; 15. 30-Keith Staley[9] ; 16. 41-Ethan Pope[14] ; DNS. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[16] ; DNS. 7-Brandon Weight[17] ; DNS. 22-Joe Serrell[18]

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park April 22, 2017 15th Season Opener RACE RESULTS

Non Wings - Quest Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 74-Drew Rader[3] ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood[2] ; 3. 21K-Kody Swanson[1] ; 4. 32M-Derek Hasting[4] ; 5. 23S-Kyle Simon[8] ; 6. 18-Todd Keen[5] ; 7. 17-Kevin Myers[6] ; 8. 71C-Barney Craig[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 24-Landon Simon[4] ; 2. 9N-Luke Hall[8] ; 3. 42-Ty Tilton[1] ; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5] ; 5. 41-Brad Wyatt[7] ; 6. 39-Matt Goodnight[3] ; 7. 14-Trevor Kobylarz[6] ; 8. 34-Parker Frederickson[2]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 16-Dallas Hewitt[1] ; 2. 99-Gage Etgen[3] ; 3. 40-Travis Hery[2] ; 4. 1M-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 5. 52-Isaac Chapple[5] ; 6. 25B-Mark Blausey[4] ; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps) 1. 18-Todd Keen[1] ; 2. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[6] ; 3. 39-Matt Goodnight[2] ; 4. 17-Kevin Myers[4] ; 5. 71C-Barney Craig[7] ; 6. 34-Parker Frederickson[8] ; 7. 25B-Mark Blausey[3] ; 8. 14-Trevor Kobylarz[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 21K-Kody Swanson[2] ; 2. 16-Dallas Hewitt[6] ; 3. 24-Landon Simon[7] ; 4. 9N-Luke Hall[4] ; 5. 1M-Dustin Stroup[12] ; 6. 74-Drew Rader[8] ; 7. 24L-Lee Underwood[5] ; 8. 99-Gage Etgen[3] ; 9. 23S-Kyle Simon[13] ; 10. 52-Isaac Chapple[15] ; 11. 18-Todd Keen[16] ; 12. 32M-Derek Hasting[10] ; 13. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[11] ; 14. 41-Brad Wyatt[14] ; 15. 39-Matt Goodnight[18] ; 16. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[17] ; 17. 42-Ty Tilton[1] ; 18. 40-Travis Hery[9] ; 19. 71C-Barney Craig[20] ; 20. 17-Kevin Myers[19]

AMSA Mini Sprints - Performance Powder Coating

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 10H-Rod Henning[4] ; 2. 41J-Jeremy Powley[1] ; 3. 81H-Anthony Haas[2] ; 4. 44W-Christopher Whipple[5] ; 5. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[7] ; 6. 7X-Taylor Cox[3] ; 7. 14D-Nick Daugherty [6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 42-Ty Tilton[3] ; 2. 65-Chris Bounds[2] ; 3. 44-Ron Coleman[1] ; 4. 22B-Brad Racer[4] ; 5. 4X-Bradley Ashford[5] ; 6. 33-Andrew Heitkamp[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 22A-Kobe Allison[3] ; 2. 17P-Austin Powell[2] ; 3. 23S-Brad Strunk[6] ; 4. 88-Tayte Williamson[1] ; 5. 21B-Ryan Barr[5] ; 6. 22K-Justin Kirk[4]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps) 1. 42-Ty Tilton[5] ; 2. 10H-Rod Henning[6] ; 3. 22A-Kobe Allison[4] ; 4. 65-Chris Bounds[2] ; 5. 23S-Brad Strunk[9] ; 6. 17P-Austin Powell[1] ; 7. 44-Ron Coleman[8] ; 8. 81H-Anthony Haas[7] ; 9. 21B-Ryan Barr[15] ; 10. 88-Tayte Williamson[12] ; 11. 33-Andrew Heitkamp[17] ; 12. 22B-Brad Racer[11] ; 13. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[13] ; 14. 22K-Justin Kirk[18] ; 15. 41J-Jeremy Powley[3] ; 16. 4X-Bradley Ashford[14] ; 17. 44W-Christopher Whipple[10] ; 18. 7X-Taylor Cox[16] ; 19. 14D-Nick Daugherty [19]

 

 

Massive field of 127 cars for Park Jefferson Sprint Opener

Pleasant temperatures and an overflowing pit area with 127 cars greeted fans Saturday night at Park Jefferson Speedway. The evening provided racefans with a full night of thrills and a couple of bad spills along with controversial finishes.
In the Keizer Wheels championship sprint division, it was Winnipeg, Canada's Thomas Kennedy taking the top honors. Kennedy was able to put a beating on the stout field of cars which featured perenial winner Jack Dover of Eagle, Nebraska along with Oklahoma gasser Blake Hahn taking a night off from the ASCS National Tour. Kennedy was able to have his way during the 25 lap sprint feature and dominated to take home the top prize. One of the scariest crashes in Park Jefferson memory happened during the 2nd B-Main when Jordan Martens flipped his mount over the road in turn 1 after breaking a wheel.
The Signmasters A Modifieds contained a healthy dose of controversy as the white flag lap was accidentally displayed as checkered, causing drivers and fans alike to question the finish. Both Chris Abelson and Bob Moore claimed top honors, with officials finally awarding the feature to Abelson and runner up to Moore. Officials have contacted Speed Shift TV to go back and review the film, and hope to have further information later this week.
The J&J Stock Cars was once again dominated by Ocheydan's Elijah Zevengergen. The familiar 66 was able to come from the 6th row to again take checkered honors at the Union County oval. Bo Lundquist and Greg Taylor were both able to battle through a tough field to take over the other 2 podium spots. 2nd place point earner Casey Jones was plagued with yellow flags and forced to retire,
Rusty Montague was the triumphant winner of the Schaeffer Oil Sport Modifieds. Typically this very challenging division with many top regulars was really up in the air. Rusty, the 2016 Hobby Stock champion at Park Jefferson as well as Raceway Park Sport Mod champ, was able to utilize some timely cautions to secure top honors. Todd Boulware and Kevin Bruck were able to round out the podium.
The Hobby Stock division was again very tight, with Dustin Gulbrandson and Craig Clift both battling to top honors. Kevin Bruck was able to break up the 2 point leaders and took runner up spot. Gulbrandson has been the fastest hobby stock all year, but look for Bruck and Clift to continue to find ways in the garage to gain the precious seconds on Gulbrandson.
Tyler Thompson again showed his mastery of the Park Jeff gumbo as he wheeled his red and white #15 machine to another victory at Park in the Fox 620 Sport Compact division. A suprising 2nd by Sioux Cities Brody Spreng shows that he has really gained in 2017 as a driver, with Jake Newsome rounding out the top 3.
Full results can be found under the Schedule tab at www.parkjeff.com.
Racing will continue the Saturday Night at Park Jefferson at Lieber Construction night is hosted at the track. All 6 divisions will be on hand including the first night of the weekly sprint car program. Gates open at 5pm with racing at 7pm. Adult tickets are $12 Children 6-16 are $2 and Seniors 70+ are $5.

 

Rico Abreu rides the high-side to grab Sprint Car Challenge Tour victory on opening night of the Peter Murphy Classic

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – April 23, 2017…When it pertains to exciting sprint car drivers around the country they don’t come much more show stopping than Rutherford’s Rico Abreu and that was certainly proven once again this past Friday at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway.

The two-time Chili Bowl champion charged around the high-line, shooting past Roseville’s Sean Becker with just four-laps remaining in the feature, en route to claiming the $3,500 top prize on opening night of the fourth annual Peter Murphy Classic. The victory made Abreu the third different winner in the first three races with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards.

“This is the first time I’ve been able to compete at the Peter Murphy Classic so it feels awesome to get a win here tonight,” commented the driver of the Abreu Vineyards No. 24 machine. “Sean (Becker) is one of the best there is out here in California, so I really tried to keep my momentum up on the top and luckily the cautions worked out in our favor. I want to thank Paul Silva and my entire team for giving me a great car. That was a fun race tonight and I hope all the fans enjoyed it.”

Becker was in search of his first career Thunderbowl Raceway victory and held command for much of the way in the 35-lapper, with some heated action going on behind him. Various cautions made for multiple double file restarts that definitely shook things up over the course of the feature. Paradise, CA’s Kyle Hirst and Abreu kept the crowd on the edge of their seats the final half of the race, while banging the familiar Thunderbowl “boards” in an attempt to close in on Becker, who was doing a phenomenal job rolling the bottom.

One final restart with 10-laps to go however saw Abreu slice under Hirst for second and then charge after the leader, before rocketing past him on lap 31. Becker didn’t let him escape though and the pair proceeded to thrill the crowd over the final few circuits. The driver known as the “Shark” gave it one final shot on the last lap, but Abreu was able to take the checkered flag with a slim 0.498 second margin of victory.

Becker came home in second at the helm of the Menne Motorsports No. 75, earning his second podium of the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards season. Hirst also did a fabulous job in the feature and rounded out the podium aboard the Roth Motorsports No. 83 sprinter. It marked his second straight third place effort with SCCT. Kingsburg’s Cory Eliason and Hollister’s Ryan Bernal completed the top-five in the entertaining contest.

The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by 13th starter Gio Scelzi of Fresno, 14th starter Shane Golobic of Fremont, Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Mason Moore of Princeton, who lined up from the 18th starting position, Carson Macedo of Lemoore and Hollister’s Tony Gualda. With the Peter Murphy Classic featuring extra money up for grabs the main event paid a minimum of $500-to-start. Full results will be available at www.sprintcarchallengetour.com

A-main finish: 1. 24 Rico Abreu, 2. 75 Sean Becker, 3. 83 Kyle Hirst, 4. 83sa Cory Eliason, 5. 56 Ryan Bernal, 6. 83jr Gio Scelzi, 7. 22 Shane Golobic, 8. X1 Mason Moore, 9. 21x Carson Macedo, 10. 7c Tony Gualda, 11. X1jr Colby Copeland, 12. 72w Kurt Nelson, 13. 37 Mitchell Faccinto, 14. 16 Andy Gregg, 15. 4s Buddy Kofoid, 16. 29 Willie Croft, 17. 94 Steven Tiner, 18. 3c DJ Netto, 19. 26 Taylor Malsam, 20. 17w Justin Sanders, 21. 14 Jason Meyers, 22. 3 Craig Stidham

The Finley Farms B-main was captured by Gio Scelzi, while the two C-mains were won by Jared Petersen and Mitchell Faccinto. Sean Becker won the RacePartsTrader.com Pole Shuffle and took home an extra $400 by doing so. The Pole Shuffle was a major highlight of the night, with the crowd loving every second of the exciting match race style dash.

The All Star Performance opening heat race went to Tony Gualda, the A.R.T. Speed Equipment heat race was captured by Colby Copeland, the BR Motorsports heat was won by Willie Croft, the King Racing Products heat was picked off by Rico Abreu and the Driven2SaveLives heat race was scooped up by Kyle Hirst. Cory Eliason began the night by setting the LRB Inc. / ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust fast time in the 51-car field, clocking a 13.952 around the Thunderbowl Raceway.

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards will return to action next Saturday April 29 with the first of two season appearances at the Petaluma Speedway.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, ART Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline & Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CRV Carbon Solutions, Driven2SaveLives, Dynachrome, Finley Farms, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, RacePartsTrader.com, R&R Racewear, Saldana Racing Products, Sellers Race Wings, Shifty Illusions, Team Ford of Woodland and Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

Guernsey, Keltner, McDermand; Masengarb, and Abbott Score First Wins of the Season at 34 Raceway

by Brian Neal West Burlington, IA (Saturday, April 22, 2017) - After three weeks of special race events at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 22nd began weekly racing action. As Mt. Dew Kick Start helped to bring the action in the seven classes, with five new winners visiting victory lane at the end of the night.

Austen Becerra and Dan Keltner drew the front row for the 15 lap Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMod feature, which was the first to take to the track. Becerra would edge out Keltner at the line by inches to lead lap 1. Then after lap 1 was scored complete the caution came out for debris down the front stretch. At the same time leader Becerra went to the pits to change a flat tire, giving the lead over to Keltner for the restart. On the restart Keltner jumped out front, with Sean Wyett and Andrew Burk following. Another lap scored complete produced another caution, as Dustin Ravelin spun in turn 2 on lap 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Scott Williams spun off turn 1 with front end troubles to bring the yellow light back on. The following restart saw Keltner moved back out front, with Wyett and Burk close behind. The action up front was slowed for the final time on lap 5, when Ravelin stopped in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. Keltner again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Wyett and Burk still following. Keltner would pull away over the final 10 laps to pick up his first win of the season at 34 Raceway. Wyett was 2nd, John Oliver Jr. started 10th and finished 3rd, Kyle Hill was 4th, with Becerra recovering from his flat on lap 1 to come back up to finish 5th.

Up next was the 15 lap IMRA Midget feature, with Chase McDermand and Gedd Ross leading the field to the drop of the green flag. McDermand would take advantage of his front row starting spot to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Ross and Brent Burrows. While McDermand set a fast pace out front, the battle for second was going on between Ross, Burrows, and Adam Taylor, who started 5th. Taylor was able to slip into the runner up spot on lap 5. But without a caution there was no catching McDermand, who went on to win his first of the season at the track. Taylor was 2nd, Ross was 3rd, Burrows was 4th, with Jeff Mallonee coming home in 5th.

Jake Wenig and Ray Raker drew the front row for the 20 lap Pepsi IMCA Stock Car feature, with Wenig moving out front on lap 1 over Raker and Tom Bowling Jr. The action up front was slowed for the first and only time on lap 5, when debris in turn 3 brought out the yellow. On the restart Wenig jumped back out front, with Bowling Jr. and John Oliver Jr., who started 7th, close behind. When Wenig drifted high in turn 4 on lap 7, this would allow Bowling Jr. to slip under him for the lead. A couple of laps later Oliver Jr. was able to clear Wenig for second, and then went to work on Bowling Jr. for the top spot. Oliver Jr. would close to the back bumper of Bowling Jr., with 5 laps to go. He would look under Bowling Jr. over the next few laps, with Bowling Jr. able to hold him off each time. Coming off turn 4 to get the checkers, Oliver Jr. again looked under Bowling Jr. But Bowling Jr. was able to hold him off to claim his second win of the season at 34 Raceway. Oliver Jr. settled for 2nd, Raker was 3rd, Wenig was 4th, with Chad Krogmeier edging out a 5th place finish.

The next feature to take to the track was the 20 lap Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modifieds, with Darrow Lille and Brandon Rothzen leading the field to green. Rothzen jumped out front on lap 1 over Ryan Cook and Bill Roberts Jr., with the action being slowed for the first and only time on lap 3. Jacob Copley spun in turn 3 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Rothzen moved back out front, with Roberts Jr. edging Cook for second. While the battle for second going on, Rothzen started to pull away. Cook would close the gap on Rothzen late in the race, but ran out of laps. As Rothzen went on to score his second win of the season at the track. Cook was 2nd, Roberts Jr. was 3rd, Dugan Thye was 4th, with Dennis LaVeine coming from 8th to finish in 5th.

Up next was the 15 lap Sunoco Fuel Mod Lite feature, with Erin Turner and Jason Masengarb drawing the front row. Masengarb would take advantage of his starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Turner and Scott Sappington Jr. Masengarb then started to pull away from the battle for second going on behind, when the first and only caution of the race appeared on lap 6. Austin Bowling would spin in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Masengarb moved back out front, with Mike Morrill, who started 6th, and Scott Naggatz, who started 5th, close behind. Morrill tried to work the outside to get by Masengarb, but Masengarb was able to hold him off early before pulling away late to claim his first win of the season at the track. Morrill was 2nd, Naggatz was 3rd, Turner was 4th, with Devon Rouse rounding out the top 5.

Wesley Talley and Eric Eye drew the front for for the 15 lap Sonny's Market 4 Cylinder feature. But just as the green flag waved the red light came on, as Randy Magnuson rolled in turn 2 to bring out the red. He would climb from his car okay. On the original restart Kimberly Abbott, who started 3rd, grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Brandon Lambert and Eye. Then after lap 1 was scored complete Ron Kibbe stopped in turn 2 to bring out the second caution of the race. Abbott once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Lambert and Jerrod Nichols, who started 9th, battling for second. While Abbott pulled away, Nichols tried to look under Lambert for second. Abbott would cruise to her first win of the season at 34 Raceway. Lambert was able to hold off Nichols for 2nd, Larry Miller was 4th, with Eye holding on for 5th.

The final feature to take to the track was the 20 lap WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints, with Nick Guernsey and Andy Krieger drawing the front row. Krieger would take advantage of his starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Guernsey and Shane Quam. Just after lap 1 was scored complete the first and only caution of the race appeared, as Travis Porter stopped in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Krieger jumped back out front, with Guernsey and Quam following. Krieger was setting a fast pace out front, and was pulling away from the field when he pulled off with troubles on lap 19. Which handed the lead over to Guernsey, who went on to lead the final 2 laps to claim his first win of the season at 34 Raceway. Quam was 2nd, Ben Wagoner started 10th and finished 3rd, Tanner Gebhardt was 4th, with Jarrod Schneiderman coming from 8th to finish 5th.

Coming up next week, Saturday, April 29th, at 34 Raceway is Roberts Tire Center Night. The WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints, Victory Lane Suspension IMCA Modifieds, Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars, Casebine Credit Union IMCASportMods, Sunoco Fuel Mod Lites, Sonny's Market 4 Cylinders, and Trucks will all be in action on the night.

Pit gates will open at 4:30 PM, the grandstands at 5 PM, hot laps at 6:30 PM, and racing at 7 PM. Grandstand admission will be $10 for adults, seniors (60+) and students will be $8, and kids 10 & under FREE! Pit passes will be $25.

For more information about 34 Raceway you can visit the tracks website at www.34raceway.com, like them of Facebook, or download their new AP on your cell phone.

OFFICIAL RESULTS 34 Raceway, West Burlington, Iowa Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Mt. Dew Kick Start Night

WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints

A-Feature: 1. Nick Guernsey, Burlington, IA; 2. Shane Quam, Burlington, IA; 3. Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL; 4. Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA; 5. Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA; 6. Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA; 7. Nathan Murders, Burlington, IA; 8. Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA; 9. Bailey Goldesberry, Springfield, IL; 10. Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA; 11. Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA; 12. Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA; 13. Damian Getchell, Sperry, IA; 14. Travis Porter, Rock Island, IL; 15. Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (DNS)

Heat 1: 1. Shane Quam; 2. Ben Wagoner; 3. Nick Guernsey; 4. Tanner Gebhardt; 5. Daniel Bergquist; 6. Damian Getchell; 7. Colton Fisher; 8. Wyatt Wilkerson

Heat 2: 1. Dave Getchell; 2. Andy Krieger; 3. Bailey Goldesberry; 4. Jarrod Schneiderman; 5. Nathan Murders; 6. Travis Porter; 7. Brayden Gaylord (DNS)

Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modifieds

A-Feature: 1. Brandon Rothzen, Gladstone, IL; 2. Ryan Cook, Burlington, IA; 3. Bill Roberts, Jr., Burlington, IA; 4. Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA; 5. Dennis LaVeine, West Burlington, IA; 6. Bobby Six, Warsaw, IL; 7. Dustin Smith, Taylor Ridge, IL; 8. Creston Williams, Newhall, IA; 9. Darrow Lillie, Burlington, IA; 10. Chadwick Giberson, Richland, IA; 11. Dakota Simmons, Douds, IA; 12. Jacob Copley, East Moline, IL; 13. Mitch Boles, New London, IA (DNS)

Heat 1: 1. Brandon Rothzen; 2. Dakota Simmons; 3. Dennis LaVeine; 4. Ryan Cook; 5. Dugan Thye; 6. Creston Williams; 7. Jacob Copley

Heat 2: 1. Bill Roberts, Jr.; 2. Dustin Smith; 3. Bobby Six; 4. Darrow Lillie; 5. Chadwick Giberson; 6. Mitch Boles (DNS)

 

 

Alabama’s Kevin Thomas Jr. sticks a late race pass for sprint car win at Lincoln Park Speedway

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor

PUTNAMVILLE — Hearty fans braved chilly temperatures at Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday night as racing action trumped Mother Nature. Alabama’s Kevin Thomas Jr. got the jump on a late restart in a return to victory lane in the sprint car division. Jeff Deckard went two-for-2 at LPS as he picked up his second win in the UMP Modified division at the Putnamville oval. Steve Peeden was also a repeat victor as he captured the UMP Super Stock feature and CJ Bryan was the Bomber Spring Fling winner. Mark Dickerson won the second bomber feature of the evening. Fresh off a top-five finish last week in the bomber A-main, Bryan battled his way to victory lane and a $500 payday in the Spring Fling. Bryan had his work cut out for him this week after placing fifth and snagging the final transfer spot in his heat race. The Terre Haute native started 13th in the main event. Martinsville’s Aaron Sloan was the early feature leader after placing second in his heat and starting on the pole. However, an early spin sent him to the tail after leading a couple circuits. Jason Hunt took over the point and made the most of it through the halfway mark as Tom Cox and Cody Wright were in the mix along with Jordan Almanza. Bryan had climbed to fifth by lap 10 and had set his sights on the leaders. Hunt and Wright made contact coming out of turn two while battling door-to-door for the lead. The resulting spin sent both cars to the tail and left Cox out front. However, his Cox’s lead was only momentary as a spin on the restart sent him to the back of the field and put Bryan out front. Bryan and Almanza duked it out over the final four laps of the feature, but it was the No. 86 of Bryan that claimed the win in the KGB Racing Engines, Specialty Graphix machine. Almanza was the runner-up ahead of Josh Litton. Kyle Prince climbed from 17th to place fourth and Hunt finished fifth. Greencastle’s Megan Cavaness advanced from 18th to take sixth. In the sprint car feature, Thomas Jr. put the Pace Performance Coatings, J&D Performance, CSI Shocks, Tim Engler No. 44 in victory lane after starting 12th in the A-Main. Thomas Jr. rocketed through the field on the high side, picking off the competition and stalking the leaders over the first 15 laps. Brent Beauchamp was the early leader ahead of Jarett Andretti, Brady Short, Justin Grant and Shane Cockrum. After a lap eight caution, Short snagged the point coming out of turn three and set sail briefly. Grant and Beauchamp were wheel-to-wheel for a couple circuits with Thomas making his way to the fourth spot by lap 15. A caution flag came out on lap 17 to re-set the field and it was Grant that took advantage initially. The Ione, Calif. driver battled to the lead past Short on lap 19, but two laps later it was Thomas that found the opening he needed off a re-start. Thomas dove underneath Grant off of turn four and outraced him to the first corner. Once he assumed the top spot, the Cullman, Ala. driver stayed out front for the final four laps to get his first victory since an ASCS winged sprint car victory in Arizona on March 11. Grant, Short, Beauchamp and Cockrum rounded out the top-five positions. Jeff Deckard was the class of the UMP Modified field on Saturday night to earn his second feature win at LPS this season. Deckard won his heat race and led wire-to-wire to claim the win in the Diamond Race Car, Lineal Contracting, Accent Limestone & Carving, Davis Automotive, Durham Heating & Cooling, Bud May Racing, Nahshville General Store & Bakery, No. 28. Deckard outran Bloomington’s Roy Bruce Jr. following a caution with several laps remaining. Michael Fish placed third ahead of Paul Bumgardner and Jay Humphrey Jr. Paragon’s Steve Peeden wheeled the No. P3 UMP Super Stock to the lead on lap five and didn’t look back as he won by a full straightaway in a caution-free feature. Peeden and Doug McCullough each challenged for the top spot side-by-side through the early laps before Peeden gained the lead and set sail. McCullough maintained the second spot over the final 15 laps as Cullen Goodman took third ahead of Jonny Newgent and Chris Hillman. Greencastle’s Mark Dickerson claimed the top spot in the second bomber feature of the evening. Dickerson pulled away to the lead as Devin Wallen and Tyler Rodgers claimed the second and third spots ahead of Ethan Linton and Josh Presley. This weekend will feature the first appearance by the American Modified Series with $2,000 going to the winner. Sprint cars, UMP Super Stocks and bombers are also on the card.

Sprint car feature 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Justin Grant, 3. Brady Short, 4. Brent Beauchamp, 5. Shane Cockrum, 6. Max McGhee, 7. Jarett Andretti, 8. Koby Barksdale, 9. Tim Creech II, 10. Tyler Thomas, 11. Nate McMillin, 12. Cole Smith, 13. Shelby VanGilder, 14. Ben Knight, 15. Billy Cribbs, 16. Brady Ottinger, 17. Eddie Lake, 18. Charlie Belden Jr., 19. Nevil Algie

UMP Modified feature 1. Jeff Deckard, 2. Roy Bruce Jr., 3. Michael Fish, 4. Paul Bumgardner, 5. Jay Humphrey Jr., 6. Matt Tiller, 7. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 8. Sydney Landes, 9. Aaron Zellers, 10. Michael Kettnich, 11. Jake Leitzman, 12. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 13. Travis Shoulders, 14. Cole Parker, 15. Rob Brickert, 16. JR Watkins, 17. James Walters, 18. Josh Boller, 19. RJ Pruitt, 20. Dan Lewellen.

 

 

Justyn Cox sweeps Thompson’s Auto Group Winged Sprint Car opener at Placerville Speedway on Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – April 22, 2017…The Red Hawk Casino championship season fired-off on Saturday at the Placerville Speedway and ultimately ended with Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox headlining the night’s winners, following a clean sweep of the action with the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars.

Also sharing victory lane at the Red Hawk Casino championship point race opener on Saturday were Ryan McDaniel with the Ltd. Late Models, Dan Jinkersen in the Pure Stocks and Craig Dillard with the Bay Cities Racing Association Midget Lites.

Cox put together a perfect night aboard the familiar Berco Redwood No. 31c machine, leading all 25-laps of the feature, en route to winning the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged Sprint Car opener.

Things did get interesting towards the end, as he missed his mark slightly at one point, jumping the cushion in-between the first and second corners. He was able to gather things up and continue on in the lead however, eventually taking the checkered flag for his second career Placerville Speedway win.

“My guys gave me a great car all night long and it’s a pretty awesome feeling to come out on top tonight,” Cox said to track announcer Brad Kennedy in victory lane. “I love racing at Placerville Speedway and want to thank all the fans for coming out tonight. I also want to send a huge thank you to everyone that supports this 31c race team.”

Visalia’s Steven Tiner won out in a great late-race duel with Elk Grove’s Greg Decaires to come home in the runner spot. The duo traded second multiple times over the closing laps while racing just behind Cox. Roseville’s Colby Copeland and Placerville’s own Jimmy Trulli completed the top-five.

A total of 20 Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprints signed into the pit area for the opening point race. Heat race wins went to Justyn Cox, Kirt Organ and Steven Tiner. Cox also set the ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time by clocking an 11.267 around the quarter-mile.

Ryan McDaniel battled his way to the top spot in heavy traffic during the Ltd. Late Model main event to bring home victory on opening night.

At the waving of the green flag in the feature Matt Micheli jumped into the lead ahead of McDaniel, with an entertaining fight at the front of the field seen early on, as Micheli held command. The major moment of the race occurred on lap 13 though when Micheli was pinched off by a lapped car and McDaniel made a tremendous move to thread the needle and grab the point.

McDaniel then took the checkered flag over Micheli, Ray Trimble, Paul Guglielmoni and Tom Tilford in the top-five. A total of 12 Ltd. Late Models were in action during the night with the two heat races going to Matt Micheli and Paul Guglielmoni.

The Pure Stock division provided an exciting main event and saw Dan Jinkersen come out on top after scooping up the lead on lap-two.

Jinkersen’s race didn’t come without drama however, following a lap 16 incident that saw a lapped car tag him in the rear, resulting in a complete 360 degree spin. At that same time a yellow flag waved for another competitor, which allowed him to keep the lead. Jinkersen eventually claimed the win followed by reigning track champ Nick Baldwin, Orville Owens, Jason Palmer and Scott Grunert.

Twenty-one Pure Stocks were on hand during the night with heat race wins going to Mike Lightfoot, Scott Grunert and Jason Palmer.

Craig Dillard charged from the outside of the second row into the lead on the opening lap and cruised to victory with the BCRA Midget Lites during the night. His biggest challenge came on lap eight when Hunter Kinney motored to the inside, only to have contact ensue and result in Kinney getting upside down.

After that it was Dillard up front, who took the win ahead of Terry Bergstrom, Scott Kinney, Jim Ridell and Emilee Lindgren. Eight BCRA Midget Lites were on hand with the lone heat race going to Hunter Kinney.

The Placerville Speedway will return to action next Saturday April 29 for the second Red Hawk Casino championship point race with Wingless Spec Sprints, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association in competition.

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The Placerville Speedway is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2017 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

 

 

Jason Barney charges to his third Merrittville win

(Thorold, ONT) Jason Barney proved his dominance at Merrittville by starting in the 12th position and picking up his third consecutive Patriot Sprint Tour Merrittville Speedway A-Main win over Chris Steele and Cory Turner.

Teenage driver Jake Brown and Matt Tanner would bring the competitive 24 car field to the green flag. Brown would take the lead using the inside lane but a caution caused by a spinning Dylan Westbrook would slow the field.

On the ensuing restart, Tanner this time would get the better run and take the lead from Brown, and Chris Steele who was running third, followed by Ryan Turner, and Glenn Styres. Steele would eventually get by Jake Brown and Cory Turner would follow Steele with the two Canadian driver’s would set their sights on the American leader in Tanner.

Then on lap eight, Steele would take advantage of the lap traffic and get by Tanner to take over the race lead. Meanwhile, Jason Barney began to make some noise as he would crack into the top five, after starting 12th.

Lap 11 would bring out the red flag for Tanner who was running second as he collided with a lap car’s right rear causing him to flip several times into the turn one catch fence. Except for Turner and Steele, every driver would advance one spot which left Jason Barney in spot three.

On the restart, Steele would build an advantage as Turner and Barney would battle for second. Lap 15 would officially score Barney as the runner up and would begin to reel in Steele.

An outside lane developed and Barney would grab the lead on lap 18 where he would hang on from a perseverant Steele. Cory Turner would settle for third followed by Jake Brown, and Bobby Breen.

Jared Zimbardi would finish sixth finish holding off Jim Huppunen. Dylan Westbrook’s early caution troubles would prevail and he would come home in eighth, followed by Glenn Styres, and Jordan Thomas.

Heat wins went to Jamie Turner, Chris Steele and Glenn Styres. Jordan Thomas scored the Evingham Site Excavation win over Zimbardi, and Westbrook.

The next Patriot Sprint Tour Canadian event will be June 9 when the series heads to Ohsweken Speedway, and the following day they will head north to the Brockville-Ontario Speedway on Saturday, June 10. The next American event will be Saturday, May 13, at the Woodhull Raceway.

Fans are encouraged to check out the new patriotsprinttour.com, along with all of our social media sites including facebook, Instagram, and twitter for more information.

The 2017 Patriot Sprint Tour season is brought to you by; A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Evingham Site Excavation Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc, Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography, Fine Touch Collison.

Merrittville Speedway Canadian Spring Sizzler Quick Results

April 22, 2017

A Main: 1) 87*-JASON BARNEY (1) 2) 80- Chris Steele 3) 97-Cory Turner 4) 1-10-Jake Brown 5) 9-Bobby Breen 6) 35-Jared Zimbardi 7) 14H-Jim Huppenen 8) 47x-Dylan Westbrook 9) 0-Glenn Styres 10) 79 Jordan Thomas 11) 10-Mitch Brown 12) 22P- Jim Porter 13) 20F- Jordan Poirier 14) 49-Todd Hoddick 15) 2w- Lee Winger 16) 27z- Stan Zanchin 17) 22-Shaun Sliter 18) 71s-Josh Sliter DNF: 11-Jamie Turner, 90-Matt Tanner, 91- Ryan Turner, 28fm- Steve Poirier, 01k- Mikey Kruchka, 90TC- Travis Cunningham

Heat 1: 1) 11- Jamie Turner 2) 91- Ryan Turner 3) 20F- Jordan Poirier 4) 79- Jordan Thomas 5) 35- Jared Zimbardi 6) 49- Todd Hoddick 7) 14H- Jim Huppunen 8) 27z- Stan Zanchin

Heat 2: 1) 80- Chris Steele 2) 97- Cory Turner 3) 47x- Dylan Westbrook 4) 87- Jason Barney 5) 9-Bobby Breen 6) 28FM- Steve Poirier 7) 01k- Mikey Kruchka 8) 90TC- Travis Cunningham

Heat 3: 1) 0-Glenn Styres 2) 2w-Lee Winger 3) 1-10- Jake Brown 4) 90-Matt Tanner 5) 22P-Jim Porter 6) 71s- Josh Sliter 7) Shawn Sliter 8) 10-Mitch Brown (DNF)

Evingham Site Excavation Dash: 1) 79-Jordan Thomas 2) 35- Jared Zimbardi 3) 47x-Dylan Westbrook 4) 87*-Jason Barney 5) 9-Bobby Breen 6) 20fm- Jordan Poirier (DNF)

 

 

SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD DOMINATES FOR ARCTIC CAT ALL STAR WIN AT NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY; DAUGHERTY DASHES TO SUPER STOCK CHECKERS

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, April 22, 2017

By Tyler Altmeyer & Mike Swanger

With his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series weekend commitments in Arkansas and Missouri washed away by Mother Nature, Wooster's Sheldon Haudenschild decided to make the long trek home and his decision proved to be worth $5,000. He would charge forward from his 6th starting position to win the 30 lap non stop feature by more than 6 seconds. The current World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the year points leader took command for the first time on lap 12, driving under his father, Jac Haudenschild, between the first and second corner. It was the 16th Arctic Cat All Star victory of Sheldon's career and his fifth at NAPA Wayne County Speedway.

"This car was a dream all night long," Sheldon Haudenschild explained in victory lane. "My guys did one heck of a job which made my job a lot easier, too. The track tonight was great as always. It's pretty cool to come back here and have an opportunity to race close to home.

The 'Wild Child' Jac Haudenschild led the Arctic Cat All Star field to the green flag but was quickly overtaken by Caleb Armstrong as the front runners approached the flagstand for the first time. Armstrong stayed on top until lap three when Jac Haudenschild reclaimed the point position. Haudenschild and Armstrong, soon flanked by Chad Kemenah, raced at the front of the field in that order until lap nine when Sheldon Haudenschild made his first appearance inside the top three. Sheldon Haudenschild, aboard the Haudenschild Racing, Southern Pacific Farms, Finzer Farms #93, drove by Kemenah to claim third on lap nine, eventually taking second from Armstrong on lap 10. By that time, traffic had already started to intensify, allowing young Haudenschild to catch his father by utilizing slower cars, as well as the very top side of the speedway. The father son duo battled through lap 11, only to swap positions on lap 12, with the winning move occurring near the exit of turn two. Sheldon Haudenschild was unchallenged the remaining distance, instantly increasing his advantage to a near straightaway by lap 15. When the checkers flew, Haudenschild had a six second advantage, he was chased by Chad Kemenah, Jac Haudenschild, Caleb Armstrong and Travis Philo.

"The cushion in one and two was really good, but my car was so good that I didn't have to go up there and touch it much, " Haudenschild explained. "I got around Dad early, but you can never be too sure about him. He never gives up, so you almost have to expect that he'll be coming back at some point. I wish him and I could have finished 1-2 but it is what it is. We are happy to get the win.

Tyler Nicely led the opening two laps from his pole position of the Lowe's Super Stock feature but Mansfield's Bob Daugherty took over after that and then held off Paul Holmes the rest of the way for the win. Driving the Char's Cars, McKenzie Concrete and Hursh Engines #21d, Daugherty could never get away from Holmes as caution flags would keep the field bunched together. Holmes would be able to edge in front going down the back stretch a couple of times but Daugherty would be the leader when they crossed the line. Tod Bevilacqua would run in third as he was close enough to challenge Holmes for second but could never get by. Jordan James and Nicely recovered from early race spins to finish fourth and fifth. Heat winners were Holmes and James.

Next Saturday night will be a regular program at NAPA Wayne County Speedway with the Fisher Performance Sprints, Kar Connection Super Late Models, Lowe's Super Stocks and the WQKT 104.5 Sports Country Mini Stocks. For More Information, go to the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, April 22,2017

ARCTIC CAT ALL STARS (44 Cars)

Fast Time Caleb Helms 14.175

Heat 1 Chad Kemenah, Ryan Smith, Andrew Palker, Brandon Spithaler, Caleb Helms, Max Stambaugh, Jordan Harble, Roger Campbell, Tyler Esh, Brandon Matus, Mitch Harble

Heat 2 Brad Haudenschild, Jac Haudenschild, Christopher Bell, Hunter Schuerenberg, Cale Conley, John Garvin, Brent Matus, Andy Fike, Jordan Mackison, Hunter Mackison, Ryan Linder

Heat 3 Ryan Broughton, Sheldon Haudenschild, Cole Duncan, Dean Jacobs, Danny Mumaw, Nick Patterson, Trevor Baker, TJ Michael, Steve Butler, Troy Kingan, Dylan Kingan

Heat 4 Caleb Armstrong, Travis Philo, Tim Shaffer, Danny Smith, Jordan Ryan, Lee Jacobs, Jason Dolick, Tyler Dunn, Shawn Hubler, Bradley Howard, Dane Lorenc

Dash 1 Jac Haudenschild, Caleb Armstrong, Ryan Broughton, Travis Philo, Ryan Smith

Dash 2 Caleb Helms, Chad Kemenah, Sheldon Haudenschild, Hunter Schuerenberg, Brad Haudenschild

C Main Shawn Hubler, Roger Campbell, Steve Butler, Brent Matus, Dane Lorenc, Bradley Howard, Troy Kingan, Andy Fike, Mitch Harble, Dylan Kingan

B Main Lee Jacobs, Max Stambaugh, Tyler Esh, TJ Michael, Trevor Baker, Hunter Mackison, Brandon Matus, John Garvin, Jason Dolick, Ryan Linder, Shawn Hubler, Roger Campbell, Nick Patterson, Jordan Harble, Jordan Mackison, Tyler Dunn

Feature Sheldon Haudenschild, Chad Kemenah, Jac Haudenschild, Caleb Armstrong, Travis Philo, Christopher Bell, Caleb Helms, Hunter Schuerenburg, Brandon Spithaler, Brad Haudenschild, Ryan Smith, Tim Shaffer, Ryan Broughton, Danny Mumaw, Andrew Palker, Dean Jacobs, Jordan Ryan, Danny Smith, Lee Jacobs, Cale Conley, TJ Michael, Max Stambaugh, Tyler Esh, Hunter Mackison, Bradley Howard, Cole Duncan

LOWES SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Paul Holmes, Bob Daugherty, Tod Bevilacqua, Chris Albright, TA Perrine, Cliff Staley, Gary Hensel Jr.

Heat 2 Jordan James, Tyler Nicely, Brad Eagle, Todd Gallion, Jamie Gibbs, Darren Dawson

Feature Bob Daugherty, Paul Holmes, Tod Bevilacqua, Jordan James, Tyler Nicely, Cliff Staley, Chris Albright, Darren Dawson, Jamie Gibbs, Gary Hensel Jr., TA Perrine, Brad Eagle, Todd Gallion dns

 

 

Jeremy Kerzman Tops Traditional Sprints at CLS New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (4-22-17)

Following a rain out the previous Saturday night, the UMSS Traditional sprints were back in action on a pleasant spring evening at the Cedar Lake Speedway on April 22. Jeremy Kerzman was making his 2017 season debut, and it proved to be a successful one. Kerzman dominated the 25 lap feature race for his fifth career Traditional Sprint Car Series win. Kerzman celebrated with his crew in Rock Auto Victory Lane for the fourth time in a sprint car at Cedar Lake. Kerzman took the lead from former modified racer Brad Peterson on lap three and drove to a commanding victory over Mike Mueller.

Sixteen Traditional sprints were on hand with Kerzman and Peterson topping the heats. Brian VanMeveren actually led all 10 laps in the second heat, but he was docked two positions at the finish for jumping the start, handing the win to Peterson. The top four drivers in passing and finishing points after the heats redrew for starting positions in the first two rows of the 25 lap main event. The redraw would see them start exactly as they earned points with Peterson and Mueller on the front row while Scott Brandt and Kerzman would go from row two.

Racing for just the fourth time behind the wheel of a Traditional sprint car, former modified racer Brad Peterson from Lake Elmo led the opening two laps of the feature race before Kerzman blasted by. After that, it was all Kerzman. Mueller got by Peterson on lap six for second and settled in a good distance behind the leader. The race ran green all the way until the final lap. With Kerzman and Mueller already across the finish line, Hunter Custer tagged the turn four wall with his right rear and climbed up and over, landing upside down in the grass area just behind the wall. As the leaders had taken the checkered flag, the race was deemed over and the remaining positions from third on back reverted back to a lap 24 finish in what would be a checkered/red finish. Custer was okay following the crash. Peterson turned in an outstanding run in third ahead of VanMeveren. Scott Brandt finished fifth and was the first car one lap down, as Kerzman really had a dominating run. Inaugural TSCS Champion Kevin Bradwell rode him in sixth with Johnny Parsons III, rookie Trevor Serbus from 14th, Bryan Roach and Neal Matuska rounding out the top ten. Fifteen cars started with only one car dropping out. Jon Lewerer was scratched for the night after hot laps when he encountered fuel pump/fueling system issues.

The Traditional sprints will return to the Cedar Lake Speedway next Saturday April 29. With three nights in the books, three different drivers have found their way to Rock Auto Victory Lane in this competitive division. More cars are expected to be race-ready for the season in the upcoming weeks. Keep tabs on all of the UMSS Traditional sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the blue logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway April 22, 2017 (Race #3)

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[4]; 2. 87-Mike Mueller[2]; 3. 93-Brad Peterson[1]; 4. 24-Brian VanMeveren[6]; 5. 7-Scott Brandt[3]; 6. 95-Kevin Bradwell[8]; 7. 12-Johnny Parsons III[7]; 8. 10S-Trevor Serbus[14]; 9. 99-Bryan Roach[5]; 10. 48-Neal Matuska[9]; 11. 29-Hunter Custer[12]; 12. N1-Ty Sampair[10]; 13. 34-Denny Stordahl[11]; 14. 90-Tony Klose[13]; 15. (DNF) 00-Kyle Finnegan[15]; (DNS) 69S-Jon Lewerer. Lap Leaders: Peterson 1-2, Kerzman 3-25. Cautions: None but race finished under checkers/red when 29 flipped over turn 4 wall into grass after the leaders had taken the checkered flag. Scoring reverted back to lap 24.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[3]; 2. 87-Mike Mueller[6]; 3. 95-Kevin Bradwell[1]; 4. 12-Johnny Parsons III[5]; 5. N1-Ty Sampair[2]; 6. 29-Hunter Custer[4]; 7. 10S-Trevor Serbus[7]; (DNS) 69S-Jon Lewerer. Lap Leader: Kerzman 1-10. No cautions.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 93-Brad Peterson[4]; 2. 7-Scott Brandt[3]; 3. 24-Brian VanMeveren[2]; 4. 99-Bryan Roach[6]; 5. 48-Neal Matuska[7]; 6. 34-Denny Stordahl[5]; 7. 90-Tony Klose[1]; 8. (DNF) 00-Kyle Finnegan[8]. Lap Leader: VanMeveren 1-10, but was docked 2 positions at the end of the race for jumping the start handing the win to Peterson. Cautions: (1) yellow on opening lap for 99 spin.

 

 

Nygaard Tops Graf By .019 Seconds in Exciting UMSS Opener at CLS New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (4-22-17)

Under sunny skies and pleasant spring temperatures, the 2017 season in the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) winged division got underway at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday night April 22. 2013 UMSS Champion Chris Graf of Glencoe looked like a for-sure winner, as he opened up a commanding lead in the 20 lap main event right from the start over Grand Forks, North Dakota driver Wade Nygaard. Graf built up a half lap lead by mid race and still had a large lead when he attempted to lap the third place car of Chase Viebrock. That task proved difficult and following a bobble by Graf in turn four with just a few laps remaining, Nygaard closed in and the battle for the top spot was on. Coming out of turn four on the final lap, Nygaard edged past Graf and was able to hold him off at the finish line by a mere .019 seconds for a thrilling come-from-behind photo finish! It was Nygaard's first career UMSS victory, his third career win at Cedar Lake, and his first at the popular western Wisconsin dirt oval since 2006. The close finish brought the crowd to its feet, as it ended up being the thrill of celebrating in Rock Auto Victory Lane for Nygaard and the disappointment of letting the race slip away for Graf.

Although the field was rather thin with just eleven winged sprints on hand, their feature race proved to be the best one of the evening. Heat race wins went to Graf and Nygaard. Young Victoria (Tori) Knutson won the first Challenge Race over Graf while Nygaard swapped the lead on a couple of occasions with Brandon Geldner before winning the second Challenge Race. Nygaard and Graf earned the top points in the double round of qualifiers, and drew the front row. Jared Goerges and Viebrock made up the second row for the 20 lap feature event.

The first attempt to get the feature underway saw Goerges spin in turn 4 on the opening lap. Graf immediately pulled away from the field when the race went green on the second start attempt. Nary a caution would wave after that, as the drama unfolded late in the race leading up to the thrilling finish. Following Nygaard and Graf was Viebrock in third. Viebrock managed to unlap himself on the final lap, as only the top three cars finished on the lead lap. Geldner and Jeff Pellersels rounded out the top five. The remainder of the top ten finishers included Knutson, Goerges, Reed Allex, Kevin Bradwell and Bob McVitty. Trevor Serbus did not finish.

The UMSS winged sprints next race will see them take part in a co-sanctioned event on Saturday May 6 at the Fairmont Raceway with the MSTS sprints. Following the Fairmont race, the UMSS sprints will get ready for a three-race Memorial Day Weekend trip through western Wisconsin with races at Red Cedar Speedway, Rice Lake Speedway and Eagle Valley Speedway on May 26-28. Keep tabs on all of the UMSS winged sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the red logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway April 22, 2017 (Race #1) Season Opener

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 9N-Wade Nygaard[1]; 2. 20G-Chris Graf[2]; 3. 50-Chase Viebrock[4]; 4. 75-Brandon Geldner[8]; 5. 22-Jeff Pellersels[6]; 6. 14K-Victoria Knutson[5]; 7. 9-Jared Goerges[3]; 8. 91A-Reed Allex[10]; 9. 77-Kevin Bradwell[7]; 10. 7M-Bob McVitty[9]; 11. (DNF) 10-Trevor Serbus[11]. Lap Leaders: Graf 1-19, Nygaard 20. Cautions: (1) yellow on initial start for 9 spin turn 4. Race then ran 20 laps nonstop. Margin of victory was .019 seconds with 9N making last lap turn 4 pass of 20G for the win at the line!

Challenge Race 1 (8 Laps): 1. 14K-Victoria Knutson[1]; 2. 20G-Chris Graf[5]; 3. 50-Chase Viebrock[3]; 4. 9-Jared Goerges[4]; 5. 7M-Bob McVitty[2]; (DNS) 10-Trevor Serbus. Lap Leader: Knutson 1-8. Cautions: (1) yellow for 9 spin turn 2 lap 4.

Challenge Race 2 (8 Laps): 1. 9N-Wade Nygaard[5]; 2. 75-Brandon Geldner[2]; 3. 22-Jeff Pellersels[3]; 4. 77-Kevin Bradwell[4]; 5. 91A-Reed Allex[1]. Lap Leaders: Geldner 1, Nygaard 2, Geldner 3, Nygaard 4-8. No cautions.

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 20G-Chris Graf[1]; 2. 77-Kevin Bradwell[2]; 3. 50-Chase Viebrock[4]; 4. 75-Brandon Geldner[3]; 5. 14K-Victoria Knutson[5]; 6. (DNF) 10-Trevor Serbus[6]. Lap Leader: Graf 1-6. No cautions.

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 9N-Wade Nygaard[4]; 2. 9-Jared Goerges[5]; 3. 22-Jeff Pellersels[3]; 4. 7M-Bob McVitty[1]; 5. 91A-Reed Allex[2]. Lap Leader: Nygaard 1-6. No cautions.

 

 

Jared Zimbardi Opens 2017 Season for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints with $3,000 Victory at Outlaw.

SYRACUSE, NY – Jared Zimbardi has a knack to find victory lane at the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY and on Friday night at the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) opener it was no different. Battling tricky track conditions, lapped traffic ad several challengers, the Bradford, Pa pilot took home $3,000 with the a wire to wire run.

Zimbardi drew the pole for the 25 lap NAPA Auto Parts US Tour event with Jason Barney drawing outside pole making for drama even before the green flag was waved. “I knew Jason was going to be tough, he’s tough where ever he goes,” Zimbardi told of the challenge ahead. “With the conditions we said as a team that we really didn’t need to go balls to the wall we need to go 80% in the A-Main, there are good cars out there but you also needed to save equipment.”

Zimbardi got the jump on Barney and then looked to find a spot on the track where he was comfortable. “I was searching early on to find a line,” Jared went on, “I found a good lane in three and four way up top, it helped me get passed lap cars where in one and two I kind of stayed behind the car in front of me until three and four.”

A couple of cautions and red flags slowed the action up until lap seven. Then the final 18 laps went non-stop and Zimbardi ran about as perfect as a race as you can. The win for the second generation driver was his second in ESS competition and the two wins are now his two career wins with the 35 year old organization.

“I am not sure what it is about this place, but ever since I got hurt here I guess we are getting wins as redemption,” Zimbardi went on, “I like many tracks but here has definitely been good to me lately. It’s a good start for the whole team, I just can’t thank them enough.”

Bobby Breen was a surprise entrant for the ESS opener, now residing in Fort Worth, Texas, he came home for the weekend and decided to dust off the sprint car too. “Yea, it was a weekend where I came back and just happened to be a race also so we brought the car out,” Breen laughing, “I still have fun driving and that’s why we can, to have some fun.”

Breen didn’t look like he had any rust what so ever, starting in third he kept the leaders in sight all race and with a handful of laps left, he got himself into second and hoping for a shot at the win. “I saw Jared and was gaining some on him but then he just had one good lap in turns three and four and got some cars between him and myself,” Breen said on the closing laps. “Hey, to come out here and run second, I am happy.”

After this weekend was over, Breen will be taking his car to Texas, “There’s some tracks down there, might as well race,” he quipped.

Jordan Thomas is the teenage son of former ESS standout Jeff Thomas, and when the checkered flag fell his #79 was in third position after starting in 12th. His best career ESS finish and as his father was quick to point out his best career 360 finish. Needless to say he was all smiles.

“It’s pretty cool to start the season off with a third place finish,” the younger Thomas said. “On the redraw of course I picked the worst number (12) even though the track was rough I was trying to stay comfortable out there. It was tough, I am tired but we had a good race.”

Thirteenth place starting Coleman Gulick came home fourth with Barney fading late to take fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Dylan Westbrook, who was as high as second but had a water hose come loose, Mark Smith, Joe Trenca, Robbie Stillwaggon and last years rookie of the year Brandon Kidd.

ESS/OUTLAW NOTES – A nice field of 35 sprints filled the pits at the Yates County Oval…Heavy rain two days prior coupled with new clay saw the track crews working overtime to provide the best surface possible….Several sprints did get on their wings during the night but with no injuries… The Lucas Oil ESS Tour now moves to the Fulton Speedway on Friday, Apr. 29th to kick off the High Bank Holdup Weekend with a $2,000 to win event.

Lucas Oil ESS A-Main – Jared Zimbardi ($3,000), Bobby Breen ($1,500), Jordan Thomas ($925), Coleman Gulick ($780), Jason Barney ($565), Dylan Westbrook ($495), Mark Smith ($480), Joe Trenca ($420), Robbie Stillwaggon ($410), Brandon Kidd ($600), Kyle Drum ($360), Glenn Styres ($320), Matt Billings ($350), Billy VanInwegen ($300), Alex Vigneault ($300), Paulie Colagiovanni ($350), Paul Kinney ($75), Steve Collins ($300), Darryl Ruggles ($375), Dan Bennett ($300), Dan Kuhn ($350), David Just ($125), Steve Poirier ($300), Jonathan Preston ($350), Davie Franek ($300), Chad Miller ($75), Brett Wright ($300).

Did Not Qualify – Parker Evans, Steve Glover, George Suprick, Pete Richardson, Josh Azzi, Ethan Preston, Derek Jonathan, Steve Hutchinson Jr.

Lap Leader – Zimbardi 1-25.

ESS Bonuses:

E&V Energy Fast Time – J. Preston, Gulick, Thomas $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – J. Preston, Westbrook, Thomas $25

Lane’s Yamaha/Cobra Coaches Dash - Gulick $125, Ruggles $75, Stillwaggon $50, Kuhn $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Smith (11 pos), $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Colagiovanni $50

Ohsweken Speedway 22nd Anniversary – Just $50

Scorpion Security Products Last Car Lead Lap – Billings $50

Scorpion Security Products 12 Redraw – Thomas $25

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Barney $35

Hoosier Tire – Kidd $200

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Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

NEWTON, N.C. – For the second season running, Must See Racing Sprint Car Series kingpin Jimmy McCune completed a sweep of the Southern Shootout, winning Saturday night’s 50-lap finale at Hickory Motor Speedway in dominating fashion.

After qualifying fourth, the two-time series champion was shuffled to the pole position thanks to a four invert, and he used the prime starting position to jump out to the lead immediately after the green flag.

From there, McCune survived two early restarts to lead every lap of the main event behind the wheel of his No. 88 B&B Machinery Movers/Abe’s Auto Parts & Sales sprinter, pulling out to a 3.578-second victory over two-time Little 500 champion Jacob Wilson.

The win was the 18th of McCune’s Must See Racing career, second in a row and second at Hickory.

“Wow, I don’t even know what to say,” McCune said in victory lane. “I’ve loved coming south (to race) for as long as I can remember. It didn’t matter what we were racing … midgets, quarter midgets … when we came south good things always seemed to happen, and they did again tonight. Hats off to these guys though (Wilson and Johnny Bridges), because I drove my tail off for 50 … so I know they did!”

“This was a tough track tonight; it was a handful for us all the way through the race. We never really got a great handle on it … so I would just have to run the wing back until the tires came off of it, and then run it back some more. We just chased (the track) for 50 (laps) tonight. During the middle stint, I swear I could hear somebody (behind me), but maybe it was just my own echo off the wall; I don’t know.”

Coming down to the Carolinas for the first time in his Must See Racing career, Wilson came home as the runner-up in his No. 07 Jet Star/Mitch Smith Auto Services machine.

“There off the start, I actually feel like our car was a little better than Jimmy’s over the course of the run, to be honest with you,” Wilson said. “I just burnt my stuff up trying to chase him. When you’re in front, you can set the pace and everyone else has to drive around your dirty air, so good job to him for getting out front early and leading the whole way. We had a really good car; just not quite enough.”

After slight contact in turns three and four while racing for second with 12 laps to go, North Carolina native and hometown favorite Johnny Bridges completed the podium with a third-place finish.

“He (Wilson) slowed up a little bit and gave me the inside, but I just got out of the throttle a little bit to gather it up in the center of the corner and he was able to pull back away from me,” Bridges said. “I’ve got the qualifying thing down, just need to work on the winning part now. I really thought we had something for these guys tonight, but they’re really good drivers and just didn’t make any mistakes.”

Former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Bobby Santos was fourth, the final car on the lead lap as a result of McCune’s torrid pace in the feature, with 2015 Hickory winner Jeff Bloom completing the top five.

Light sprinkles at lap six drew the first caution of the night at the same time as Bronzie Lawson IV also slowed in turn four, while a stalled Jay Dunham at the bottom of Turns 3 and 4 slowed the pace for the final time on lap 11.

In qualifying, Johnny Petrozelle III nearly reset Brian Gerster’s Hickory track record set last April, coming eight one-hundredths of a second short after a lap of 12.159 seconds (107.476 mph).

The effort was the first Must See Racing fast time of Petrozelle’s career, netting him $100 in bonus money.

Lawson, Bloom and Bridges won their respective heat races, also picking up $100 apiece for their efforts.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series continues their 2017 season on May 13 at Michigan’s Berlin Raceway.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Southern Shootout II; Hickory Motor Speedway; April 22, 2017

Engine Pro A-Feature (50 laps): 1. #88 – Jimmy McCune [1]; 2. #07W – Jacob Wilson [2]; 3. #07 – Johnny Bridges [3]; 4. #22A – Bobby Santos [5]; 5. #26 – Jeff Bloom [6]; 6. Johnny Petrozelle III [4]; 7. #9S – Charlie Schultz [8]; 8. #8 – Anthony McCune [10]; 9. #7 – Tom Jewell [9]; 10. #4L – Anthony Linkenhoker [14]; 11. #33 – Joe Larkin [15]; 12. #4B – Bronzie Lawson IV [12]; 13. #51 – Jay Dunham [16]; 14. #4X – Bronzie Lawson III [13]; 15. #72S – Joe Speakman [11] (DNS); 16. #75C – Jerry Caryer [7] (DNS).

Lap Leaders: J. McCune (1-50)

Hard Charger: Anthony Linkenhoker (+4)

Time Trials: 1. #59III – Johnny Petrozelle, 12.159; 2. #07 – Johnny Bridges, 12.235; 3. #07W – Jacob Wilson, 12.645; 4. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 12.661; 5. #22A – Bobby Santos III, 12.731; 6. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 12.955; 7. #75C – Jerry Caryer, 13.170; 8. #9S – Charlie Schultz, 13.213; 9. #7 – Tom Jewell, 13.640; 10. #8 – Anthony McCune, 13.665; 11. #72S – Joe Speakman, 13.827; 12. #4B – Bronzie Lawson IV, 13.857; 13. #4X – Bronzie Lawson III, 14.431; 14. #4L – Anthony Linkenhoker, 14.889; 15. #33 – Joe Larkin, 15.000; 16. #51 – Jay Dunham, 16.000

Mahle Heat #1 (10 laps): 1. Bronzie Lawson IV [3]; 2. Joe Speakman [4]; 3. Anthony Linkenhoker [1]; 4. Bronzie Lawson III [2]; 5. Joe Larkin [5]; 6. Jay Dunham [6] (DNS)

Clevite Heat #2 (10 laps): 1. Jeff Bloom [4]; 2. Charlie Schultz [2]; 3. Tom Jewell [1]; 4. Anthony McCune [5]; 5. Jerry Caryer [3]

Rev-X Oil Heat #3 (10 laps): 1. Johnny Bridges [3]; 2. Jimmy McCune [1]; 3. Jacob Wilson [2]; 4. Bobby Santos [5]; 5. Johnny Petrozelle III [4]

 

 

Benson best at Valley

Grain Valley, MO (April 22, 2017)-After showing solid speed early on in 2017 and being plagued with some bad luck, Quinton Benson picked up his first career POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints win Saturday at Valley Speedway. Wyatt Burks led the first two laps from the pole. On lap three, Burks slipped high in turn two allowing Benson to get a run down the backstretch to take over the top spot. Benson would hold off a consistent challenge from Dylan Kadous over the last part of the race as drivers swapped positions behind the lead pair. Ty Hulsey worked his way into contention over the last third of the race as Chris Parkinson, Mitchell Moore, and Korey Weyant swapped positions in the top five as well. Surviving multiple cautions throughout the 25 lapper, Benson would pick up the win in his QBR/GHR/ Midwest Speed Shop/Speed Shack/ Sea to Sea Transportation Speed Shack Performance 360 powered XXX. Kadous was a strong second in his Watowa-Weber Racing/Competition Suspension/Skoc Enterprises/ Andrew Felker Designs/Randy and Reece Smith Construction Twister with 410 power. Hulsey was the Indy Race Parts Hard Charger as he moved from his eighteenth starting position to third in the Risley's Trash Service/ Auto Glass Unlimited/Risley-powered XXX. Parkinson was fourth in his Country Kid's Daycare/54th Street Bar and Grill/ Design Source Flooring/Kansas City Mavericks/Kevin's Liberty Machine DRC. Moore rounded out the top five in the Kelly Potter owned Moore Racing Engines XXX. Weyant would end up sixth after getting as far up as third early in the race. Rob Hockett, after an early race spin, would move back up to seventh. Warren Johnson, Craig Carroll, and JD Black would round out the top ten. The POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints will next be in action on Friday May 5 as they return to Valley Speedway. They will then travel to Wheatland, MO to make their first appearance at the Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday May 6.

Hinchman Racewear First Heat-8 laps 1. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (1); 2. 77-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (2); 3. 15B-Quinton Benson(6); 4. 21-Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (8); 5. 24C-Craig Carroll, Collinsville, OK (4); 6. 7JR-JD Black, Grain Valley, MO (5); 7. 9L-Hunter Lane, Milo, IA (7); 8. 77K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (3)-DNF Wilwood Disc Brakes Second Heat-8 laps 1. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (7); 2. 77H-Rob Hockett, Lone Jack, MO (2); 3. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (3); 4. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (8); 5. 82-Vinny Ward, Warrenton, MO (3); 6. 88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO (6); 7. 5-Cameron Hagin, Broken Arrow, OK (1)-DNF; 8. 95-Rik Forbes, Omaha, NE (4)-DNF Bell Helmets Third Heat-8 laps 1. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (1); 2. 31-Dylan Kadous, Topeka, KS (4); 3. 22S-Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (6); 4. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack, MO (7); 5. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (2); 6. 24H-Ty Hulsey, Owasso, OK (5); 7. 93-Steve Mahannah, Springfield, MO (3) POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints A Main- 25 laps 1. 15B-Benson (3); 2. 31-Kadous (2); 3. 24H-Hulsey (18); 4. 65-Parkinson (9); 5. 51-Moore (5); 6. 99-Weyant (6); 7. 77H-Hockett (12); 8. 42-Johnson (8); 9. 24C-Carroll (13); 10. 7JR-JD Black (17); 11. 93-Mahannah (20); 12. 82-Ward (14); 13. 9L-Lane (19); 14. 22S-Helt (4)-DNF; 15. 88-Tye (16)-DNF; 16. 65M-Muths (15)-DNF; 17. 5-Hagin (21)-DNF; 18. 38-Baker (10)-DNF; 19. 11W-Burks (1)-DNF; 20. 77-Boyles (11)-DNF; 21. 21-Kitchen (7)-DNF; 22. 77K-Leer (DNS) 23. 95-Forbes (DNS)

 

 

Season Opening Win for Price

4/22/17

Alger, WA - Despite Mother Nature’s best attempts, Skagit Speedway’s 2017 season opened with a bang on Saturday night as Cobble Hill, BC teen Robbie Price collected his first win of the year in the Budweiser 360 sprints.Outlaw Energy Drink sponsored the season opening action and joining Price in victory lane were Lawrence O’Conner, Kelsey Carpenter and Clint Meins.

After setting quick time on the night, Price rolled a six invert, setting him outside row three for the initial start. The main lineup changed before the green flag ever fell though, as initial outside row one starter Colton Heath exited with mechanical problems, shuffling Jason Solwold to the front row and Price to outside row two. Solwold took the lead on the initial start as Price moved into second and began giving chase. Solwold had nearly a straightaway lead when mechanical gremlins jumped up and bit the #18 and Price motored past into the lead. Robbie enjoyed clean air for the most of the remaining laps en route to the win, with Eric Fisher and Bud Ashe rounding out the podium. Heath and Steve Reeves won the heats.

Lawrence O’Conner ran a smart feature in defense of his 2016 track championship in the High Society Modified class. O’Conner took the lead on lap three from Adam Holtrop and voraciously defended the low groove over the final 22 laps to take the win. Kevin Smith came up to challenge O’Conner a few times but ended up settling for second with Holtrop running a strong third. Kevin Smith and his brother Rick were the heat race winners.

Kelsey Carpenter completed an elusive clean sweep in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints. Similar to Price, Carpenter benefitted from a front row starter having issues, as Julian Fuentes spun on a warm up lap. Now starting fourth, Kelsey took the Bill Rude owned machine up to second within a few laps before passing race leader Paul Burdick on the sixth circuit right before a red flag came out. On the ensuing restart, Carpenter checked out, expertly navigating slower cars on his way to grab the win. Brett McGhie was second with James Bundy taking third. Carpenter and Steve Parker were the heat race winners.

In Outlaw Tuner action, Clint Meins drive a superb race to take his first win of the year, passing Vance Hibbard on lap eight to take the eventual win. Hibbard would make a late race rally but ended up second with TJ Campbell equaling his career best result with a third place run.

Budweiser 360 Sprints Fast Time - Robbie Price 11.492 Heat 1 - Colton Heath, Jason Solwold, Lawrance Kirkham, Eric Fisher, Robbie Price Heat 2 - Steve Reeves, Bud Ashe, Colin Baker, Greg Hamilton, Brandon Harkness Main - Robbie Price, Fisher, Ashe, Baker, Harkness, Hamilton, Kirkham, Solwold, Reeves Lap Leaders - Solwold 1-6 Price 7-25

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints Fast Time - Kelsey Carpenter 12.385 Heat 1 - Kelsey Carpenter, Paul Burdick, James Bundy, Julian Fuentes, Brett McGhie, Derek Roberts, Chris Ochs, Bill Rude, James Miller Heat 2 - Steve Parker, Devin Barnes, Adam Hinds, Chance Crum, Clayton Sibley, Bailey Sucich, Roger Oudman, Ashleigh Johnson Main - Kelsey Carpenter, McGhie, Bundy, Burdick, Crum, Sucich, Parker, Hinds, Ochs, Sibley, Barnes, Roberts, Fuentes Lap Leaders - Burdick 1-5 Carpenter 6-25

High Society Modifieds Heat 1 - Rick Smith, Mel Decker, Louis Nutter Jr, Tom Warner, Craig Moore, Tyler Ketchum Heat 2 - Kevin Smith, Lawrence O’Conner, Adam Holtrop, Louis Nutter Sr, Brandon Berg, Becky Boudreau Main - Lawrence O’Conner, K Smith, Holtrop, Moore, R Smith, Nutter Sr, Decker, Boudreau, Nutter Jr, Mike Knox Jr, Bill Tomer Lap Leaders - Holtrop 1-2 O’Conner 3-25

Outlaw Tuners Heat - Luke Warmwater, Clint Meins, Vance Hibbard, TJ Campbell, Howard Vos, Kevin Reuter, Paul Urqhart Main - Clint Meins, Hibbard, Campbell, Warmwater, Arnett, Urqhart Lap Leaders - Hibbard 1-7 Meins 8-17

 

 

Reed and Weaver show why FAST championships must go through them

Saturday, April 22, 2017

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Byron Reed once again proved the road to the title of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship presented by Ohio Logistics must go through him. The Monclova, Ohio driver, who has won the last three straight FAST 410 sprint titles and four total over the past eight seasons, used lapped cars to his advantage to pass race-long leader Rob Chaney with six laps to claim the win to open the season at Fremont Speedway Saturday, April 22.

The win vaults Reed into the lead for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics title after two series events.

“I don’t know if we were the best car…we were alright. It was just one of those deals where you’re better off being in second. I got beat that way last week at Attica. I don’t know if I would have gotten Rob but the lapped cars got all out of shape and I found the hole first. I want to thank Crown Battery and my crew Kurt, Dick and Kevin and my mom and dad,” Reed said.

“I’ve been doing this a long time and every year I think ‘that guy’s leaving and this guy is leaving’ but then there’s some new guys that come along. You get to thinking ‘geez not another Haudenschild, not another Jacobs or not another whoever’…they’re always coming. For a few more years I hope I can stay ahead of them,” added Reed.

And just like Reed, Paul Weaver, defending champion of the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro, flexed his muscle Saturday at Fremont. Weaver also used lapped traffic to take the lead at the half-way point and drove to his 42nd win at Fremont Speedway. It was the first race of the season for the FAST 305 Sprint Series with 20 teams signing up to chase the title in 2017.

“I’m telling you anyone could drive this thing it’s handling so good I could drive it any where I wanted. I want to thank Dave Rice, Bob Hampshire, my wife, Andrea for helping,” Weaver said beside his M&L Excavating; Hampshire Racing Engines; Schiets Motorsports, Weaver Performance Center backed machine.

In the 30 lap 410 sprint feature Chris Andrews and Rob Chaney brought the field to green with Chaney gaining the upper hand. Fourth starter Thomas Meseraull, who was making only his seventh winged sprint car start, took second on lap two. With six laps scored Meseraull was closing on Chaney while Phil Gressman and Duane Zablocki battled for third with Andrews, Reed and Tyler Gunn in pursuit. While battling for the lead and dealing with lapped traffic, Meseraull would spin for the first caution.

When the green flew Chaney now had to fend off Zablocki with Gressman and Andrews battling for third while Reed, Gunn, Stuart Brubaker and Adam Kekich gave chase. At the half way point Chaney and Zablocki were dealing with heavy lapped traffic with Gressman and Reed battling for third. A lap later and Andrews would spin giving the leaders a clear track. The cars on the move were D.J. Foos who had drive from 20th to ninth and Jared Horstman who moved from 18th to seventh.

On the restart Chaney continued to hold the point with Reed driving into second while Zablocki, Gunn and Gressman staying close. With six laps to go the leaders again found themselves racing into heavy lapped traffic and that’s when Reed made his winning move. Meanwhile a fantastic battle for third was going on involving Zablocki, Gunn and Gressman. Reed sliced his way through the lapped cars to take the win over Chaney who held off Zablocki. Rounding out the top five were Gunn and Gressman.

Brandon Moore and Kelsey Ivy paced the field for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature. Moore gained the advantage at the drop of the green with Ivy in second followed by Kevin Mingus, Tony Beaber and John Ivy. While Moore and Kelsey Ivy pulled away, the battle for third heated up between Mingus, John Ivy and Beaber. John Ivy would take the third spot on lap four. Meanwhile 12th starter Weaver had worked his way to fifth by lap five.

Moore ran comfortably out front over the next few laps while John Ivy passed his daughter for second on lap eight with Weaver taking third a circuit later. When Moore encountered heavy lapped traffic on lap 10, both John Ivy and Weaver closed quickly. Weaver took second on lap 11 and drove around Moore to the lead a lap later. As Weaver pulled away Moore was no locked in a tremendous battle for second with John Ivy who nabbed the runner-up position on lap 16.

Weaver made a daring move on lap 17, splitting two lapped cars entering turn three just as John Ivy had closed the gap. Weaver would then drive to the victory over John Ivy with Kelsey Ivy getting around Moore late to round out the podium. Beaber would complete the top five at the checkers.

The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics will be back in action Friday, April 28 at Attica Raceway Park and will take on the Ohio Sprint Car Series in a North verses South Round 1 affair Saturday, April 29 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio.

The JLH General Contractor 305 Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro will be in action at Attica Raceway Park for the first time this season on Friday, April 28.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2017 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2017 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2017 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels and the Pub 400 of Fremont

Fremont Speedway

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Level Performance/Gressman Powersports

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.9X-Thomas Meseraull, 12.715; 2.97-Broc Martin, 12.850; 3.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.852; 4.45L-Brian Lay, 12.859; 5.83-Rob Chaney, 12.887; 6.16-Chris Andrews, 12.902; 7.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.910; 8.7C-Phil Gressman, 12.914; 9.5-Byron Reed, 12.914; 10.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.928; 11.4-Brian Smith, 12.947; 12.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.984; 13.27-Cody Gallogly, 13.014; 14.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.033; 15.33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.147; 16.7J-Joe Swanson, 13.171; 17.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.188; 18.5X-Justin Peck, 13.215; 19.17-Jared Horstman, 13.218; 20.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.222; 21.4H-Tracy Hines, 13.240; 22.60-Jody Keegan, 13.495; 23.14-Daryl Daugherty, 14.916; 24.23-DJ Foos, 99.990;

Heat 1 (8 laps, top 5 to A)

1. 7J-Joe Swanson[1] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 3. 27-Cody Gallogly[2] ; 4. 9X-Thomas Meseraull[6] ; 5. 5K-Adam Kekich[3] ; 6. 17-Jared Horstman[7] ; 7. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 8. 60-Jody Keegan[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 2. 7C-Phil Gressman[4] ; 3. 83-Rob Chaney[5] ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger[1] ; 6. 4-Brian Smith[3] ; 7. 14-Daryl Daugherty[8] ; 8. 97-Broc Martin[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 5X-Justin Peck[1] ; 2. 33K-Kyle Patrick[2] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[5] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 6. 23-DJ Foos[8] ; 7. 4H-Tracy Hines[7]

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

1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 4-Brian Smith[2] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[8] ; 5. 17-Jared Horstman[6] ; 6. 4H-Tracy Hines[5] ; 7. 60-Jody Keegan[7] ; 8. 14-Daryl Daugherty[4]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)

1. 5-Byron Reed[7] ; 2. 83-Rob Chaney[2] ; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 5. 7C-Phil Gressman[6] ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[13] ; 7. 17-Jared Horstman[18] ; 8. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 9. 5K-Adam Kekich[8] ; 10. 4-Brian Smith[12] ; 11. 45L-Brian Lay[11] ; 12. 9X-Thomas Meseraull[4] ; 13. 27-Cody Gallogly[9] ; 14. 7-Shawn Valenti[19] ; 15. 5X-Justin Peck[17] ; 16. 22M-Dan McCarron[10] ; 17. 33K-Kyle Patrick[14] ; 18. 7J-Joe Swanson[15] ; 19. 23-DJ Foos[20] ; 20. 8J-Jess Stiger[16]

Hard Charger: 17-Jared Horstman +11

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 laps, top 5 to A)

1. 66-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 3. 20B-Cody Bova[6] ; 4. 94K-Kevin Mingus[2] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 6. 3X-Brad Keckler[9] ; 7. 49H-Jerry Hill[8] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 9. 8-Bobby Clark[7]

Heat 2 - (8 laps, top 5 to A)

1. 11X-George Englert[2] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[8] ; 4. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 6. 1X-Tyler Street[6] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[9] ; 8. 14-Luke Daughtery[5] ; 9. 99-Alvin Roepke[1]

Heat 3 - (8 laps, top 5 to A)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 66D-Chase Dunham[1] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 4. 18R-Tony Beaber[8] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 6. 2L-Landon LaLonde[6] ; 7. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[5] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[2]

B-Main 1 - (8 laps, top 5 to A)

1. 1X-Tyler Street[2] ; 2. 3X-Brad Keckler[1] ; 3. 2L-Landon LaLonde[3] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[11] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[10] ; 6. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[6] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[7] ; 8. 14-Luke Daughtery[8] ; 9. 49H-Jerry Hill[4] ; 10. 09-Justin Adams[5] ; 11. 47-Matt Lucius[9]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[12] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 3. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 5. 18R-Tony Beaber[3] ; 6. 1-Nate Dussel[8] ; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson[10] ; 8. 8-Bobby Clark[20] ; 9. 94K-Kevin Mingus[4] ; 10. 25-Jason Keckler[13] ; 11. 99-Alvin Roepke[19] ; 12. 66D-Chase Dunham[7] ; 13. 12-Kyle Capodice[14] ; 14. 36-Seth Schneider[15] ; 15. 20B-Cody Bova[11] ; 16. 2L-Landon LaLonde[18] ; 17. 1X-Tyler Street[16] ; 18. 3X-Brad keckler[17] ; 19. 11X-George Englert[5] ; 20. 66-Jamie Miller[9]

Hard Charger: 8-Bobby Clark +12

 

 

Reed gets late race win in FAST competition at Fremont

Saturday, April 22, 2017

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Byron Reed has often said he would rather be running second in lapped traffic than leading. The scenario played out Saturday as he trailed Rob Chaney at Fremont Speedway with six laps remaining in the 410 sprint feature. Reed, from Monclova, Ohio, used lapped cars to take the lead and drove to his 33rd career feature to open The Track That Action Built’s 67th season of racing on Level Performance/Gressman Powersports Night.

The win vaults Reed into the lead for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics title. Reed is a four time and defending FAST champion.

“I don’t know if we were the best car…we were alright. It was just one of those deals where you’re better off being in second. I got beat that way last week at Attica. I don’t know if I would have gotten Rob but the lapped cars got all out of shape and I found the hole first. I want to thank Crown Battery and my crew Kurt, Dick and Kevin and my mom and dad,” Reed said.

“I’ve been doing this a long time and every year I think ‘that guy’s leaving and this guy is leaving but then there’s some new guys that come along. You get to thinking geez not another Haudenschild, not another Jacobs or not another whoever…they’re always coming. For a few more years I hope I can stay ahead of them,” added Reed.

Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver would utilize the same technique to take the lead in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature, using lapped cars to drive around Brandon Moore on lap 12. Weaver drove to his 42nd career Fremont victory which puts him ninth on the track’s all-time win list. It was also his fourth feature win of 2017 as he owns three at Attica Raceway Park. The win opens Weaver’s defense of the JLH General Contractor 305 FAST Series presented by Engine Pro championship.

“I’m telling you anyone could drive this thing it’s handling so good I could drive it any where I wanted. I want to thank Dave Rice, Bob Hampshire, my wife, Andrea for helping,” Weaver said beside his M&L Excavating; Hampshire Racing Engines; Schiets Motorsports, Weaver Performance Center backed machine.

Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti battled with Dustin Keegan the first four laps of the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature before pulling away. But, a caution with two laps to go put Matt Foos right on his rear bumper and Valenti moved his racing groove and held on for the win. It was Valenti’s 33rd career win at Fremont, tying him with Reed for 13th on the track’s all-time win list. It was his second win of the weekend as he took the checkers Friday at Attica.

“I was struggling with a couple of lapped trucks there and I looked at the board with two to go and saw Matt was lined up behind me…I knew it was going to be interesting,” said Valenti beside his Craig Miller Trucking, A+ Auto Center, Best Performance, Dave Story Equipment, Real Geese, JP Enterprise truck.

Delta, Ohio’s Ky Harper held off defending Fremont champion John Brooks to capture the McCullough Industries 602 Late Model feature. It was his 10th career victory at Fremont aboard the B&R Powdercoating; H&H Environmental; Twist-T-Freez; Gipralth Excavating; VA Risk Services; AM Transport; Track Side Truck & Trailer Repair; Childress Collision; Warpaint Graphics; Mastersbuilt Race Cars backed #34.

“I didn’t know what the heck was going on with the car. All of a sudden it wouldn’t turn…I had my hands full. I’m worn out. I couldn’t do it without all these guys here,” said Harper gesturing to his crew and family.

In the 30 lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint feature Chris Andrews and Rob Chaney brought the field to green with Chaney gaining the upper hand. Fourth starter Thomas Meseraull, who was making only his seventh winged sprint car start, took second on lap two. With six laps scored Meseraull was closing on Chaney while Phil Gressman and Duane Zablocki battled for third with Andrews, Reed and Tyler Gunn in pursuit. While battling for the lead and dealing with lapped traffic, Meseraull would spin for the first caution.

When the green flew Chaney now had to fend off Zablocki with Gressman and Andrews battling for third while Reed, Gunn, Stuart Brubaker and Adam Kekich gave chase. At the half way point Chaney and Zablocki were dealing with heavy lapped traffic with Gressman and Reed battling for third. A lap later and Andrews would spin giving the leaders a clear track. The cars on the move were D.J. Foos who had drive from 20th to ninth and Jared Horstman who moved from 18th to seventh.

On the restart Chaney continued to hold the point with Reed driving into second while Zablocki, Gunn and Gressman staying close. With six laps to go the leaders again found themselves racing into heavy lapped traffic and that’s when Reed made his winning move. Meanwhile a fantastic battle for third was going on involving Zablocki, Gunn and Gressman. Reed sliced his way through the lapped cars to take the win over Chaney who held off Zablocki. Rounding out the top five were Gunn and Gressman.

Brandon Moore and Kelsey Ivy paced the field for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature. Moore gained the advantage at the drop of the green with Ivy in second followed by Kevin Mingus, Tony Beaber and John Ivy. While Moore and Kelsey Ivy pulled away, the battle for third heated up between Mingus, John Ivy and Beaber. John Ivy would take the third spot on lap four. Meanwhile 12th starter Weaver had worked his way to fifth by lap five.

Moore ran comfortably out front over the next few laps while John Ivy passed his daughter for second on lap eight with Weaver taking third a circuit later. When Moore encountered heavy lapped traffic on lap 10, both John Ivy and Weaver closed quickly. Weaver took second on lap 11 and drove around Moore to the lead a lap later. As Weaver pulled away Moore was no locked in a tremendous battle for second with John Ivy who nabbed the runner-up position on lap 16.

Weaver made a daring move on lap 17, splitting two lapped cars entering turn three just as John Ivy had closed the gap. Weaver would then drive to the victory over John Ivy with Kelsey Ivy getting around Moore late to round out the podium. Beaber would complete the top five at the checkers.

In the 20-lap dirt truck feature Valenti and Dustin Keegan battled for the lead at the drop of the green. But, after a lap was completed, Brad Stuckey stopped with a flat tire. A lap later and Brad Mitten encountered the same difficulty. Once the green reappeared the battle was on between Keegan and Valenti while Matt Foos, Jim Holcomb, Cory McCaughey and Keith Sorg gave chase. Valenti was able to drive into the lead on lap five and immediately began pulling away.

At the half way point the entertaining battle was for second between Keegan and Foos. That fight would continue for six laps. With five to go Valenti held a comfortable lead while Foos and Keegan gave chase with Holcomb and Sorg in pursuit as well. Foos slowly ate into Valenti lead when the caution flew with two to go. On the restart Valenti changed his line in turns three and four, dropping to the bottom of the track and cutting off Foos’ advance.

Valenti took the checkered over Foos, Keegan, Holcomb and Sorg.

In a feature that saw only two cautions, Harper would grave the lead at the drop of the green and pulled away as Keegan, Steve Sabo and John Brooks gave chase. Brooks would take second on lap six and closed on Harper when the second caution flew for debris with five laps to go. Harper hit his marks and drove to the win over Brooks and Keegan.

Earning special prizes during the night were Thomas Meseraull who claimed the Fricker’s Frickin’ Fast Time Award and another $100 bonus from “Super Fan” Steve Klitsz, and Justin Peck who earned the Welly’s Spiced Up Move of the Night for taking a win in his first ever 410 winged sprint car heat.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, April 29 on Tank’s Meats Night featuring the 305 verses NRA Sprint Invader 360s, the dirt trucks and late models. It is also Students Race Into Summer with every student in schools across Sandusky County having a free pass to the races.

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

Fremont Speedway

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Level Performance/Gressman Powersports

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.9X-Thomas Meseraull, 12.715; 2.97-Broc Martin, 12.850; 3.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.852; 4.45L-Brian Lay, 12.859; 5.83-Rob Chaney, 12.887; 6.16-Chris Andrews, 12.902; 7.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.910; 8.7C-Phil Gressman, 12.914; 9.5-Byron Reed, 12.914; 10.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.928; 11.4-Brian Smith, 12.947; 12.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.984; 13.27-Cody Gallogly, 13.014; 14.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.033; 15.33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.147; 16.7J-Joe Swanson, 13.171; 17.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.188; 18.5X-Justin Peck, 13.215; 19.17-Jared Horstman, 13.218; 20.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.222; 21.4H-Tracy Hines, 13.240; 22.60-Jody Keegan, 13.495; 23.14-Daryl Daugherty, 14.916; 24.23-DJ Foos, 99.990;

Heat 1 (8 laps, top 5 to A)

1. 7J-Joe Swanson[1] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 3. 27-Cody Gallogly[2] ; 4. 9X-Thomas Meseraull[6] ; 5. 5K-Adam Kekich[3] ; 6. 17-Jared Horstman[7] ; 7. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 8. 60-Jody Keegan[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 2. 7C-Phil Gressman[4] ; 3. 83-Rob Chaney[5] ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger[1] ; 6. 4-Brian Smith[3] ; 7. 14-Daryl Daugherty[8] ; 8. 97-Broc Martin[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 5X-Justin Peck[1] ; 2. 33K-Kyle Patrick[2] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[5] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 6. 23-DJ Foos[8] ; 7. 4H-Tracy Hines[7]

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

1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 4-Brian Smith[2] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[8] ; 5. 17-Jared Horstman[6] ; 6. 4H-Tracy Hines[5] ; 7. 60-Jody Keegan[7] ; 8. 14-Daryl Daugherty[4]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)

1. 5-Byron Reed[7] ; 2. 83-Rob Chaney[2] ; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 5. 7C-Phil Gressman[6] ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[13] ; 7. 17-Jared Horstman[18] ; 8. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 9. 5K-Adam Kekich[8] ; 10. 4-Brian Smith[12] ; 11. 45L-Brian Lay[11] ; 12. 9X-Thomas Meseraull[4] ; 13. 27-Cody Gallogly[9] ; 14. 7-Shawn Valenti[19] ; 15. 5X-Justin Peck[17] ; 16. 22M-Dan McCarron[10] ; 17. 33K-Kyle Patrick[14] ; 18. 7J-Joe Swanson[15] ; 19. 23-DJ Foos[20] ; 20. 8J-Jess Stiger[16]

Hard Charger: 17-Jared Horstman +11

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 laps, top 5 to A)

1. 66-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 3. 20B-Cody Bova[6] ; 4. 94K-Kevin Mingus[2] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 6. 3X-Brad Keckler[9] ; 7. 49H-Jerry Hill[8] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 9. 8-Bobby Clark[7]

Heat 2 - (8 laps, top 5 to A)

1. 11X-George Englert[2] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[8] ; 4. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 6. 1X-Tyler Street[6] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[9] ; 8. 14-Luke Daughtery[5] ; 9. 99-Alvin Roepke[1]

Heat 3 - (8 laps, top 5 to A)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 66D-Chase Dunham[1] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 4. 18R-Tony Beaber[8] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 6. 2L-Landon LaLonde[6] ; 7. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[5] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[2]

B-Main 1 - (8 laps, top 5 to A)

1. 1X-Tyler Street[2] ; 2. 3X-Brad Keckler[1] ; 3. 2L-Landon LaLonde[3] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[11] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[10] ; 6. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[6] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[7] ; 8. 14-Luke Daughtery[8] ; 9. 49H-Jerry Hill[4] ; 10. 09-Justin Adams[5] ; 11. 47-Matt Lucius[9]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[12] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 3. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 5. 18R-Tony Beaber[3] ; 6. 1-Nate Dussel[8] ; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson[10] ; 8. 8-Bobby Clark[20] ; 9. 94K-Kevin Mingus[4] ; 10. 25-Jason Keckler[13] ; 11. 99-Alvin Roepke[19] ; 12. 66D-Chase Dunham[7] ; 13. 12-Kyle Capodice[14] ; 14. 36-Seth Schneider[15] ; 15. 20B-Cody Bova[11] ; 16. 2L-Landon LaLonde[18] ; 17. 1X-Tyler Street[16] ; 18. 3X-Brad keckler[17] ; 19. 11X-George Englert[5] ; 20. 66-Jamie Miller[9]

Hard Charger: 8-Bobby Clark +12

 

 

Patriot Sprints    Merrittville Speedway Canadian Spring Sizzler Quick Results

April 22, 2017

A Main: 1) 87*-JASON BARNEY (1) 2) 80- Chris Steele 3) 97-Cory Turner 4) 1-10-Jake Brown 5) 9-Bobby Breen 6) 35-Jared Zimbardi 7) 14H-Jim Huppenen 8) 47x-Dylan Westbrook 9) 0-Glenn Styres 10) 79 Jordan Thomas 11) 10-Mitch Brown 12) 22P- Jim Porter 13) 20F- Jordan Poirier 14) 49-Todd Hoddick 15) 2w- Lee Winger 16) 27z- Stan Zanchin 17) 22-Shaun Sliter 18) 71s-Josh Sliter DNF: 11-Jamie Turner, 90-Matt Tanner, 91- Ryan Turner, 28fm- Steve Poirier, 01k- Mikey Kruchka, 90TC- Travis Cunningham

Heat 1: 1) 11- Jamie Turner 2) 91- Ryan Turner 3) 20F- Jordan Poirier 4) 79- Jordan Thomas 5) 35- Jared Zimbardi 6) 49- Todd Hoddick 7) 14H- Jim Huppunen 8) 27z- Stan Zanchin

Heat 2: 1) 80- Chris Steele 2) 97- Cory Turner 3) 47x- Dylan Westbrook 4) 87- Jason Barney 5) 9-Bobby Breen 6) 28FM- Steve Poirier 7) 01k- Mikey Kruchka 8) 90TC- Travis Cunningham

Heat 3: 1) 0-Glenn Styres 2) 2w-Lee Winger 3) 1-10- Jake Brown 4) 90-Matt Tanner 5) 22P-Jim Porter 6) 71s- Josh Sliter 7) Shawn Sliter 8) 10-Mitch Brown (DNF)

Evingham Site Excavation Dash: 1) 79-Jordan Thomas 2) 35- Jared Zimbardi 3) 47x-Dylan Westbrook 4) 87*-Jason Barney 5) 9-Bobby Breen 6) 20fm- Jordan Poirier (DNF)

 

 

Sodeman Sails to Victory; Holden, Priest, Fulton, and Eckstrom also Win

(Mercer, PA April 22, 2017): Jack Sodeman, Jr. began the defense of his track championship successfully, as he led wire to wire in the Precise Racing Products 410 Sprint Cars.

Jimmy Holden chalked up his third triumph in the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds. Andy Priest won the non-stop feature for the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprint Cars. Tyler Fulton held off a fast-closing Pat Hanlon in the Mini Stocks presented by Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking. Kurt Eckstrom tallied his first career victory at Mercer Raceway Park in the Rock Concrete Modified Lites.

The Sodeman family has a proud legacy at Mercer Raceway Park. "My dad's first race was at Mercer," Sodeman, Jr. "It was supposed to be mine, too, but it rained out, so I got started over at Knox (at Sportsman's Speedway)." Both generations have won more than their fair share of races at Mercer's tricky oval.

Sodeman dedicated the victory to a young fan, Megan Hise. "She's been my fan forever," he said. "She was so little, I don't think she could even say my name when she started coming to the races." Megan was the first to greet him after the post-race interview, and it was hard to determine whose smile was widest.

Jack Sodeman, Jr. was positioned perfectly to score the first win in points racing for the Precise Racing Products 410 Sprints. He started outside row one, next to Dan Kuriger. When the green flag was displayed, Sodeman dashed off to the first turn, and was never headed. Kuriger held second for a couple of laps before Jimmy Seger took over the chase.

Sodeman's lead exceeded a full straightaway when the only caution slowed the pace. It was on lap ten. Seger was on Sodeman's rear nerf bar on the restart, but that was as close as he would get for the rest of the race.

Sodeman had a lead of over 2.5 seconds when the checkers flew. Seger was second, followed by George Hobaugh, Jr., Kuriger, and Michael Bauer. Gary Kreiss, Jr. was sixth, with Dan Shetler, Ralph Engel, Jr., Gale Ruth, Jr., and Davey Jones completing the top ten.

The top qualifier was Sodeman, at 13.763 seconds. Seger and Hobaugh scored the preliminaries. There was no B Main.

Jimmy Holden, the defending Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modified champion, made it a clean sweep, setting the fastest time, and winning the heats and feature. It was the first time this season that the feat was accomplished.

"Maybe we need to change the rule, bring back the handicap rule. What do you think about that," Holden asked the fans. "I need to thank the kid who drew the pill," he said. "It may be different if we had Lonny Riggs on the front row," he added.

Holden jumped out front at the start of the feature, but he was pressed early on by J.R. McGinley. McGinley was showing Holden his nose as they entered the first and third corners, but Holden was able to keep his momentum up on the high side and pulled ahead of McGinley coming off turns two and four.

There was a single caution, on lap 14, for a spin by Kevin Green. That put McGinley on the outside for the restart, but he could not capitalize on the opportunity. Indeed, Kyle Fink and Lonny Riggs were hounding McGinley when the race resumed. The three put on a tremendous display of close quarters driving for a few laps after the race resumed.

At the finish, it was Holden, McGinley, Fink, and Riggs. Guidace was fifth. Jason Sines, Jerry Bowser, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Green, and Ryan Riffe completed the top ten. Rich Whitney was unable to start the feature.

The evening's fastest qualifier was Frank Guidace, at 16.678 seconds. The heat winners were Holden and McGinley. There was no B Main.

In the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprint Cars, Andy Priest outdistanced Jeremy Kornbau in the race that took just over five minutes and twenty-three seconds to complets. Priest, who turned his first laps at Mercer Raceway Park in 1985, thanked car owners Ted and Cal Hull. "They keep putting me in cars, so I will keep driving them," he said with a laugh.

Kornbau fought off last week's winner, Darin Gallagher, for the second spot. Behind them came Gregg McCandless, C.J. Jones, Mike Marano, II, and Joe Sylvester. George Frederick was eighth. Mike Miller was unable to take the green.

Andy Priest was quickest in quaifications. McCandless and Gallagher topped their respective heats.

Defending divisional champion, Tyler Fulton, grabbed the early lead in the Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks. While he was never headed, Pat Hanlon was quicker in the second half of the contest. But, Fulton's lead was so substantial that Hanlon could not get closer than a couple of car lengths away.

Tim Callahan clawed his way to third, with Rck Feely and Shane Shook completing the top five. Bill Fuchs was sixth, despite making an excursion into the infield on the front stretch. Logan Keney, Steve Longwell, Sr., James Tasker, and Steve Walker rounded out the top ten.

There were three heats for the 24 Mini Stocks. Victories went to Feely, Shook, and Longwell. There was no B Main.

Like Holden in the 358 Modifieds, Kurt Eckstrom scored a hat trick this night in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. He led the entire distance, too. Bobby Springer was second, Jason Johnston third, and Dusty Frantz fourth. Shane Webb was scored in fifth.

The Modified Lites had one heat, won by the evening's fastest qualifier, Kurt Eckstrom. His best lap was 19.167 seconds.

Next week, the Saturday Night Live! program will be augmented by the addition of the Young Gun Junior Sprints. The six-division event will start at 6:30. Coming up on May 6 will be the Arctic Cat All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars. That will be a must see race!

Precise Racing Products 410 Sprints: Jack Sodeman, Jr., Jimmy Seger, George Hobaugh, Jr., Dan Kuriger, Michael Bauer, Gary Kreiss, Jr., Dan Shetler, Ralph Engel, Jr., Gale Ruth, Jr., Davey Jones, Eric L. Williams, Jimmy Morris, Jimmy Fitzwater.

Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds: Jimmy Holden, J.R. McGinley, Kyle Fink, Lonny Riggs, Frank Guidace, Jason Sines, Jerry Bowser, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Kevin Green, Ryan Riffe, Rich Whitney (DNS).

Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprint Cars: Andy Priest, Jeremy Kornbau, Darin Gallagher, Gregg McCandless, C.J. Jones, Mike Marano, II, Joe Sylvester, George Frederick, Mike Miller (DNS).

Ray's Racing Collectibles/Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks: Tyler Fulton, Pat Hanlon, Tim Callahan, Rck Feely, Shane Shook, Bill Fuchs, Logan Keney, Steve Longwell, Sr., James Tasker, Steve Walker, Harold Winner, Tyler Young, Josh Rathbun, William Haylett, Jim Jones, Isaac Paden, Dillion Speer, Will Aley, Terry Feely, Alan Perry, Justin Bailey, Nick Steiger, Summer Pitts, Ed Haylett (DNS).

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Kurt Eckstrom, Bobby Springer, Jason Johnston, Dusty Frantz, Shane Webb.

 

 

 

 

 

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