Race Results From Coast to Coast

Justin Sanders becomes the first three-time winner of the Tribute to Al Hinds

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – April 10, 2021…When you are hot, you’re hot and Justin Sanders has started 2021 like a blazing inferno. The Aromas, California competitor continued his torrid pace in the early season on Saturday, becoming the first driver to reach three career wins in the annual “Tribute to Al Hinds” at Placerville Speedway.

Sharing victory lane with Sanders during the entertaining night of racing were Ray Trimble with the Ltd. Late Models, Nick Baldwin with the Pure Stocks and Ryan Winter with the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. With fans in the stands again it created an electrifying atmosphere to honor the former Promoter of Placerville Speedway, Al Hinds.

The 25-lap Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 feature got off to a rough start when Tracy’s Kyle Offill was squeezed into the hill off turn two. The result was Offill going for a nasty tumble, but luckily he emerged from the car okay. When going green on the next attempt things were fast and furious on the quarter-mile bullring with slide jobs aplenty.

Roseville’s Colby Copeland set the early pace with Sanders, Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick and host of others in pursuit. A long green flag run allowed drivers to navigate their way through lapped traffic and Copeland did a fabulous job early until Sanders began to close in on the VSR No. 5V machine. The pair proceeded to put on a delightful duel for the lead, exchanging the top-spot multiple times before Sanders assumed the position with just a handful of laps remaining.

A late caution gave Sanders an open track and after that he kicked it into overdrive, pulling away from the field to accept the Ron Stahl checkered flag aboard the potent Thompson’s Auto/ Dale Miller Septic No. 4SA Sprinter. It marked his 15th career Thompson’s Winged Sprint Car triumph at Placerville, moving him into a tie for 11th all-time with past track champions Billy Wallace and Colby Wiesz. T. Carrick and Copeland gave the fans a show over the closing laps, which saw Carrick come home second and Copeland in third.

Auburn’s Andy Forsberg and Foresthill’s Ryan Robinson diced it up in exciting fashion towards the end as well, before finishing fourth and fifth respectively. Blake Carrick, Justyn Cox, Chase Johnson, Joel Myers Jr. and Chase Majdic rounded out the top-10. The nights B-main went to Joel Myers Jr., with the four 10-lap heats claimed by Blake Carrick, Ryan Robinson, Shane Hopkins and Colby Copeland. Tanner Carrick opened the night by earning the ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award by clocking a 10.796 around the quarter-mile. A total of 33 Winged Sprinters competed at the second point race of 2021.

The 20-lap Pure Stock feature made for some of the most thrilling action during the night. Sacramento’s Jason Palmer started from the front row and jumped to the lead with Orville Owens and Nick Baldwin in hot pursuit. A wide and multiple-groove surface gave the Pure Stock drivers a chance to showcase their skills as they raced high, low and in the middle of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds bullring.

As the main event wound down it became a dogfight up front between the top-three competitors, which included Dan Jinkerson after Owens hopped the cushion off turn two. Baldwin looked to find a way by Palmer on several occasions and when the white flag waved, he made his move. As the crowd came to their feet Palmer, Baldwin and Jinkerson battled it out to the finish. Palmer got a bit wide off the final corner, which allowed Baldwin and Jinkerson to sneak underneath.

At the finish line it was Oakley, California’s Baldwin winning by inches over Jinkerson as Palmer went flying through the infield after coming home third. Kevin Jinkerson and Owens rounded out the top-five.

Following some slowdowns early on the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association put on a solid main event at the Hinds. Placerville’s own Mike Reeder took command on the start before Mike “Spanky” Grenert came after him running the high scary side of the speedway. Grenert charged to the lead and set the pace until Ryan Winter challenged him on lap nine. The pair raced closely together battling for the point until a red flag waved with 12-laps down. On the restart Winter carved his way to the lead and held the top-spot to the checkered.

Ben Wiesz had an eventful main event and ended up coming back to second after being involved in an early caution. Grenert, Nick Velasquez and Corey Eaton rounded out the top-five. Completing the top-10 were Dylan Shrum, Reeder, Kevin “Hollywood” Bender, Dan Geil and Jeremy Blackshere. Nick Velasquez won the B-main with the four heat races going to Shawn Whitney, Dylan Shrum, Mike Grenert and Tommy Velasquez III. The Dwarf Cars had another outstanding showing with 27-cars on hand for their first Placerville appearance of 2021.

The Ltd. Late Model main event was all about 2019 track champion Ray Trimble as he thoroughly dominated the 20-lap contest. Starting from the pole in the feature the Auburn driver pulled away with ease to capture his 16th career triumph at the Placerville Speedway. Dan Jinkerson crossed the stripe in second, followed by Tom Tilford, Tyler Lightfoot and Jay Norton in the top-five. Heat race wins during the night were picked up by Dan Jinkerson and Matt Davis.

Full results from the Tribute to Al Hinds can be found at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1847286?fbclid=IwAR3rfI70GgWbFVYDAnBb1bmZ-alLxK-qnKgpAInnxSrhXbAREAK2O7JxVG4

Racing returns to the Placerville Speedway next Saturday April 17th with another four division show on tap.

 

 

CORY BROWN BECOMES LATEST WESTERN MIDGET RACING WINNER

GLENDALE, ARIZ. (April 11, 2021) – Peoria, Arizona’s Cory Brown enjoyed some home cooking by defending the Copper State en route to the Western Midget Racing victory on Saturday night at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale. Brown piloted his #29 BOSS Chassis to victory at the 1/5th mile dirt oval. He becomes the third different winner at the venue for the WMR presented by Masters Design and Construction.

Megan Moorhead won the heat race before Brown won the feature. Greg Jewett, Kyle Klein, and Darren Brent rounded out the top-five.

Western Midget Racing continues its championship trail on Friday April 16 at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, King Racing Products, and BR Motorsports.

April 10, 2021 - Adobe Mountain Speedway (Glendale, Ariz.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 17 Megan Moorhead

FEATURE (20 laps) - 1. 29 Cory Brown [2]; 2. 17 Megan Moorhead [1]; 3. 74 Greg Jewett [4]; 4. 5 Kyle Klein [5]; 5. 99 Darren Brent [3]

NEXT RACE: April 16 Ocean Speedway (Watsonville, Calif.)

 

 

Bud Kaeding snags Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo round three

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA - April 9, 2021…After coming close on several occasions this past year Campbell, California’s Bud Kaeding proceeded to seal the deal on Friday night and return the famed Al’s Roofing Supply/ Alviso Rock No. 69 to Ocean Speedway victory lane.

Also scooping up wins at the Watsonville bullring on Friday were Fred Ryland with the IMCA Sport Mods, Joe Gallaher with the Hobby Stocks, Richard Mitchell in the Four Bangers and Roy ller with Police N Pursuit.

For Kaeding it marked his initial Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo triumph since July of 2019. At the waving of the green flag it was Fremont’s Tristan Guardino who jumped into the lead. Kaeding showed his muscle quickly however, as he jumped up top and charged into second on lap two. The former KWS-NARC champ then rocketed around the outside of Guardino to assume the lead on lap four that he would never relinquish.

Two-time Ocean Sprints winner already this year Justin Sanders of Aromas then carved his way to second with nine-laps complete. This night belonged to Kaeding though as he withstood a couple of yellow flag periods and held a steady advantage for the duration, before accepting the Ed Entz checkered flag over Sanders, Lincoln brothers Blake and Tanner Carrick, and Fremont’s Shane Golobic. Some of the best action during the 30-lapper came between positions three through 10, prior to taking rubber over the final stages.

Finishing sixth through 10th were Guardino, Chase Majdic, Colby Copeland, Kalib Henry and Sean Becker. The B-main went to Henry, while Tanner Carrick picked off the Dash. Heat race wins were captured by Bud Kaeding, DJ Netto, Keith Day Jr. and Guardino. Kaeding started the night by pacing the 36-car field in qualifying with a lap of 10.549 around the quarter-mile.

Ocean Sprints A-main finish: 1. 69 Bud Kaeding 2. 17 Justin Sanders 3. 38B Blake Carrick 4. 83T Tanner Carrick 5. 17W Shane Golobic 6. 15T Tristan Guardino 7. 2X Chase Majdic 8. 5V Colby Copeland 9. 5J Kalib Henry 10. 83V Sean Becker 11. 88 Kyle Offill 12. 37 Mitchell Faccinto 13. 72W Kurt Nelson 14. 46JR Joel Myers 15. 5C Trent Canales 16. 88A Joey Ancona 17. 88N D.J. Netto 18. 2XM Max Mittry 19. 22 Keith Day Jr. 20. 8 Jeremy Chisum 21. 18T Tanner Holmes 22. 88K Koen Shaw

Whenever Brentwood’s Fred Ryland signs in at the back gate you know he is going to be tough to beat and that was certainly the case on Friday. Ryland raced to victory for the second week in a row after making the move around Billy Robertson on a lap one restart. It didn’t come ultra-easy for Ryland however, as Randy Miller kept pace for much of the 20-lap feature. At the checkered it was Ryland picking up the win over Miller, Jim DiGiovanni, Adriane Frost and Trevor Clymens.

When the green flag waved in the Hobby Stock feature it was the No. 51 machine of Norm Ayers jumping into the lead. Joe Gallaher showed immense speed though and charged to the top-spot on lap five. After a while he then felt pressure from Rob Gallaher he carved his way through the field to make it a close contest up front. The older Gallaher hit his marks however and held off all challenges to pick up the victory after coming home second the previous week. Rob Gallaher, Adriane Frost, Ayers and Brady Muller.

Some of the best racing of the night was presented in the Four Banger division on Friday. Richard Mitchell and Tony Gullo put on a show for the ages going back and forth in the race for the lead. Several lead changes occurred in the 15-lap race and at the end it was Mitchell fending off Gullo to pick up the exciting victory. Nicole Beardsley, Kate Beardsley and Travis VanGiler completed the top-five.

Roy ller picked up the win during the first Police N Pursuit race of the year. He inherited the top-spot late in the going when Jesse Mueller found issues just shy of the finish. John Hohmann, Jacki Yeung, Mueller and Pat Sullivan were the top-five.

Racing returns to Ocean Speedway next Friday April 16th and with the grandstands still closed all the action can be seen via FloRacing. It was just announced this week however, that fans will return in the grandstands on May 7th.

 

 

Spithaler gets 1st career Attica 410 win; Markham earns late model thriller; Sabo nabs 1st career 305 sprint win

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Renfrew, Pennsylvania’s Brandon Spithaler held of a charge the final two laps to score his first ever Attica Raceway Park 410 sprint win Friday, April 9 on Underground Utilities Inc. Night. In arguably the best late model feature ever at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speed plant, Ashland, Ohio’s Ryan Markham edged Matt Irey and Rusty Schlenk for his second win of the season. Fremont, Ohio’s Zeth Sabo survived a late race restart to record his first ever 305 sprint win.

Spithaler, 29, held off a charging Cole Macedo after a caution with three laps to go to earn his $3,000 pay day in the 30 lap Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprint feature.

“The last two or three restarts I knew he (Macedo) was back there but I didn’t see his nose until the end. Every restart I tried to take my time and get through one and two smooth. I knew I hung coming out of four the first lap through and I needed to make some speed and sure as shit I saw him. This feels great. We tend…whether it was a good idea or bad idea…we tend to only come here for the All Star shows and never come for a local show. There’s a strong field of cars out here in Ohio,” said Spithaler.

“I need to thank my new wife Nikita, Tom Burke, Dave for everything he does on the car, Tony, Dana, Travis, Ryan Prosser and his crew guys for helping out tonight and my sponsors Ravens Trailers, Superior Tank and Trailer…without Tom I wouldn’t be here…we couldn’t do it without him, Write Way VA, Tony Burke Trucking, Sugar Creek Towing…it’s a group effort,” added Spithaler, the 2013 Lernerville Speedway track champion.

For the entire 25 laps of the Propane.com/Dirt Nerds Podcast UMP Late Model feature, Markham, Schlenk and Irey battled nose to tail and three wide on several occasions. Markham, the track’s 2018 late model champion, led the first 14 laps before Schlenk edged ahead from laps 15-19 with Markham regaining the lead the final six laps. The final six laps also featured three wide racing for the lead and during the middle stages of the feature the lead trio were slicing and dicing through lapped traffic.

Markham’s win was the 18th of his career at Attica and places him third in the late model division’s all-time win list.

“I was having a little trouble breathing there. Something broke in the steering shaft…it was flopping up and down and the car was darting around. There’s no quit in me…we just keep going. Rusty and I…I kind of got in a little too hard down there and he gave me room…we had a hell of race and never touched each other. I want to thank Pam…it’s her birthday, my daughter Emma drew me that good pill tonight. Last year we were fast and didn’t have any luck go our way and this year we’re having a little luck and we’re fast and it’s paying off,” said Markham beside his B&B Drain Service, Beer Barrel Drive Thru, Clear Detail, AccuForce, Matco Tools by Jimmy, Innovative Graphics backed #5M.

Sabo, 18, took the lead on lap seven of the 25 lap Fremont Fence 305 Sprints feature and pulled away on several restarts, but one with just two laps to go had him nervous.

“I looked up on the scoreboard during that red and seen that 26 (Jamie Miller) sitting in third and I’m like man he’s coming. I can’t thank Rich Farmer, my dad and my crew enough for this. We’ve been wanting this so bad. We’ve been pretty good this season but something just clicked tonight. We finally did it!” said Sabo beside his NAPA of Fremont, BLT Farms, Kiser Sound backed #1H.

Nate Dussel and Spithaler brought the field to green for the 410 A-main with Dussel gaining the advantage over Spithaler, Macedo, Cap Henry, Jordan Ryan, Gary Taylor, John Ivy, Stuart Brubaker and Henry Malcuit. Dussel held a slim advantage over Spithaler while Macedo and Henry battled for third Spithaler got under Dussel for the lead on lap eight but Dussel returned the favor the next circuit as they prepared to race into heavy lapped traffic.

Spithaler used the traffic to retake the lead on lap 10 just before a caution flew for debris. On the restart Dussel encountered some sort of problem and fell back to fourth as Macedo and Henry went by. Dussel regained his composure and moved back into third on lap 13. At the half-way point Spithaler led Macedo, Dussel and Henry while tremendous battle ensued for fifth involving Brubaker, 14th starter Trey Jacobs and Malcuit.

Spithaler was able to put a little distance between himself and Macedo as they raced into lapped traffic with 10 circuits remaining. Spithaler survived a very close call with nine laps to go when a lapped car made contact and spun. When the green flew so did Spithaler, pulling to a commanding lead but a caution for Dussel with three laps to go gave Macedo the opportunity he needed.

On the restart Macedo dove under Spithaler as the two raced side by side to the white flag. Spithaler was able to keep his momentum and drove to the win over Macedo, Henry, Malcuit and Brubaker.

Markham and Casey Noonan brought the field to green for the UMP late model A-main but three caution flags early kept the field close with Markham leading Schlenk, Irey, Noonan, Doug Drown and Devin Shiels. Following the spat of cautions, the action for the lead immediately heated up involving Markham, Schlenk and Irey. Once heavy lapped traffic came into play by lap 11 the lead trio kept the crowd on their feet battling through the lapped cars.

Following a caution on lap 14, Schlenk pounced to take the lead but Markham and Irey stayed close and with six laps to go the trio were three wide all the way around the track. Markham drove around Schlenk back into the lead on lap 20 but Schlenk and Irey continued to race to his inside. Markham held on for the win over Irey who got around Schlenk on the last lap with Drown and Shiels rounding out the top five.

In the 305 A-main, Logan Riehl, last year’s rookie of the year, and Brandon Riehl brought the field to green with Logan gaining the advantage over Brandon with Sabo, Chris Verda, Kasey Ziebold and Steve Rando in pursuit. Following a caution with just two laps scored and another on the restart, Logan Riel would face a challenge from Sabo. Sabo drove into the lad following a restart on lap seven. Another caution on lap 10 wiped out a sizeable advantage for Sabo.

When the green flew again Sabo pulled away while Logan Riel had competition from Rando for the runner-up spot. Another caution on lap 18 wiped out another big lead for Sabo who was able to pull away again when the green flew while Logan Riel was fending off Rando and 11th starter Jamie Miller. Miller moved into third on lap 21 and when the race went red on lap 23 was poised to make a late race challenge.

Sabo hit his marks perfectly on the restart and drove to the win over Miller, Logan Riehl, Rando and Kody Brewer.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, April 16. The track has opted to not utilize the April 17 rain date should it be needed.

Fans and race teams should visit 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, April 9, 2021

Underground Utilities Inc. Night

410 Sprints – Callie’s Performance Products

Qualifying

1.18-Cole Macedo, 12.844; 2.23-Chris Andrews, 12.921; 3.25R-Jordan Ryan, 12.922; 4.16-DJ Foos, 12.923; 5.1-Nate Dussel, 12.955; 6.5T-Travis Philo, 13.055; 7.14Z-Wyatt Zimmerman, 13.079; 8.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.083; 9.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.093; 10.70-Henry Malcuit, 13.112; 11.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 13.124; 12.14-Chad Wilson, 13.129; 13.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.154; 14.5-Byron Reed, 13.163; 15.27S-John Ivy, 13.167; 16.3C-Cale Conley, 13.178; 17.4-Cap Henry, 13.191; 18.9-Dean Jacobs, 13.196; 19.97-Gary Taylor, 13.206; 20.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.264; 21.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.344; 22.W20-Greg Wilson, 13.345; 23.16B-Zane DeVault, 13.352; 24.28-Skyler Gee, 13.387; 25.88N-Frank Neill, 13.458; 26.20-Danial Burkhart, 14.018;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 23-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 3. 27S-John Ivy[6] ; 4. 16-DJ Foos[3] ; 5. 28-Skyler Gee[9] ; 6. 14Z-Wyatt Zimmerman[1] ; 7. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 8. 16B-Zane DeVault[8] ; 9. 9-Dean Jacobs[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 4-Cap Henry[6] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 3. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[2] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[4] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[7] ; 6. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[8] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 9. 88N-Frank Neill[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 70-Henry Malcuit[1] ; 2. 18-Cole Macedo[4] ; 3. 25R-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 4. 97-Gary Taylor[6] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 6. 20-Danial Burkhart[8] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 8. 3C-Cale Conley[5]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[5] ; 3. 9-Dean Jacobs[10] ; 4. 14Z-Wyatt Zimmerman[1] ; 5. 3C-Cale Conley[9] ; 6. 20-Danial Burkhart[3] ; 7. 88N-Frank Neill[11] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[8] ; 9. 14-Chad Wilson[4] ; 10. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 11. 16B-Zane DeVault[7]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[2] ; 2. 18-Cole Macedo[3] ; 3. 4-Cap Henry[5] ; 4. 70-Henry Malcuit[10] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[14] ; 7. 5-Byron Reed[16] ; 8. W20-Greg Wilson[17] ; 9. 23-Chris Andrews[11] ; 10. 9-Dean Jacobs[18] ; 11. 97-Gary Taylor[8] ; 12. 28-Skyler Gee[13] ; 13. 27S-John Ivy[4] ; 14. 16-DJ Foos[7] ; 15. 3C-Cale Conley[20] ; 16. 2-Ricky Peterson[12] ; 17. 14Z-Wyatt Zimmerman[19] ; 18. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[15] ; 19. 1-Nate Dussel[1] ; 20. 25R-Jordan Ryan[6]

Hard Charger: 5-Byron Reed +9

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 2. X15-Kasey Ziebold[1] ; 3. 34-Judson Dickerson[3] ; 4. 5M-Mike Moore[2] ; 5. 61-Tyler Shullick[6] ; 6. 27-Joey Pendergrass[4] ; 7. 3M-Logan Mongeau[8] ; 8. 98-Robert Robenalt[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 1H-Zeth Sabo[2] ; 2. 9R-Logan Riehl[3] ; 3. 3X-Brandon Riehl[4] ; 4. 51-Garrett Craine[1] ; 5. 75-Jerry Dahms[5] ; 6. 29-Rich Farmer[6] ; 7. 701-Corey McKillips[8] ; 8. 13-Jeremy Duposki[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 26-Jamie Miller[3] ; 2. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[1] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[2] ; 4. X-Mike Keegan[7] ; 5. Z10-Brandon Moore[6] ; 6. 32-Bryce Lucius[5] ; 7. 6-Jimmie Ward Jr[4] ; 8. 63-Randy Ruble[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps)

1. 3V-Chris Verda[1] ; 2. 5-Kody Brewer[2] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 5. 12F-Matt Foos[5] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 7. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[3]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 61-Tyler Shullick[1] ; 2. Z10-Brandon Moore[2] ; 3. 32-Bryce Lucius[4] ; 4. 6-Jimmie Ward Jr[6] ; 5. 27-Joey Pendergrass[3] ; 6. 98-Robert Robenalt[7] ; 7. 3M-Logan Mongeau[5] ; 8. 63-Randy Ruble[8]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps)

1. 12F-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 29-Rich Farmer[3] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 4. 75-Jerry Dahms[1] ; 5. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[6] ; 6. 701-Corey McKillips[5] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1H-Zeth Sabo[5] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[11] ; 3. 9R-Logan Riehl[1] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 5. 5-Kody Brewer[10] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 7. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[7] ; 8. 12F-Matt Foos[18] ; 9. X15-Kasey Ziebold[3] ; 10. 1W-Paul Weaver[16] ; 11. Z10-Brandon Moore[19] ; 12. X-Mike Keegan[15] ; 13. 32-Bryce Lucius[21] ; 14. 5M-Mike Moore[13] ; 15. 34-Judson Dickerson[9] ; 16. 61-Tyler Shullick[17] ; 17. 3V-Chris Verda[4] ; 18. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[12] ; 19. 3X-Brandon Riehl[2] ; 20. 51-Garrett Craine[14] ; 21. 36-Seth Schneider[22] ; 22. 29-Rich Farmer[20]

Hard Charger: 12-Matt Foos, +10

Late Models – Propane.com/Dirt Nerds Podcast

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 44S-Colin Shipley[2] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[4] ; 3. 12-Doug Drown[8] ; 4. 59-Larry Bellman[7] ; 5. 16-Steve Sabo[3] ; 6. 20-Jim Plotts[1] ; 7. 17X-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 8. 9LT-Jacob VanDeVoorde[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[4] ; 3. 27W-Eric Wilson[6] ; 4. 94-Mike Bores[2] ; 5. 29-Nate Potts[5] ; 6. 101-Chester Fitch[7] ; 7. 2Z-Zack Miller[1] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 91-Rusty Schlenk[1] ; 2. 1N-Casey Noonan[2] ; 3. 50-Greg Gokey[8] ; 4. 71S-Drew Smith[4] ; 5. X3-Dan Wallace[5] ; 6. 15G-Jamie Grochowski[3] ; 7. 23H-Craig Hartong[7] ; 8. 42*-Bob Mayer[6]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 15G-Jamie Grochowski[3] ; 2. 20-Jim Plotts[1] ; 3. 101-Chester Fitch[2] ; 4. 23H-Craig Hartong[6] ; 5. 69R-Doug Baird[7] ; 6. 42*-Bob Mayer[8] ; 7. 17X-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 8. 2Z-Zack Miller[5] ; 9. 9LT-Jacob VanDeVoorde[9]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 5M-Ryan Markham[1] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 3. 91-Rusty Schlenk[3] ; 4. 12-Doug Drown[6] ; 5. 51-Devin Shiels[7] ; 6. 1N-Casey Noonan[2] ; 7. 94-Mike Bores[12] ; 8. 50-Greg Gokey[8] ; 9. 27W-Eric Wilson[11] ; 10. 44S-Colin Shipley[10] ; 11. X3-Dan Wallace[15] ; 12. 71S-Drew Smith[4] ; 13. 29-Nate Potts[14] ; 14. 15G-Jamie Grochowski[16] ; 15. 20-Jim Plotts[17] ; 16. 16-Steve Sabo[13] ; 17. 69R-Doug Baird[20] ; 18. 59-Larry Bellman[9] ; 19. 23H-Craig Hartong[19] ; 20. 101-Chester Fitch[18]

Hard Charger: 94-Mike Bores +5

 

 

‘Nitro’ Blasts to Port Win

“Nitro Nick” Sweigart found lightning in the extreme top groove at Port Royal Speedway Saturday night and outdueled Dave Grube II, Garrett Bard and a 54-car PA Sprint Series field to win the 20-lap IMCA/RaceSaver feature at the Juniata County “Speed Palace.”

The win was the eighth of Myerstown racer Sweigart’s career in PASS and the fifth at Port Royal, including the 2019 Keystone RaceSaver Challenge, and this one equaled the best of the previous victories for excitement.

With four of the top five feature starters owning Port Royal victories, a hotly contested feature was all but assured, and the early battle between outside front-row starter (and 2020 IMCA/RaceSaver/PASS Champion) Bard and third-starting Grube set the initial standard. On lap seven, the inside-running Grube made the lead pass, but New Jersey visitor Josh Bricker tipped over on the front stretch, bringing out the red and negating Grube’s run. Neither Bricker nor Andrew Boyer, who also was involved, was injured.

In the ensuring restart, Sweigart, who had started fifth, joined the fray, and the leaders pulled away in a furious battle, with Grube running low, Bard high, and Sweigart higher.

After a few laps, Bard began to fade, and Grube and Sweigart engaged of several laps of exchanging the lead before the latter finally won the duel.

By this time, 2019 PASS and IMCA/RaceSaver National Champ Ken Duke Jr. had moved into the top five from 14th starting position, but the final five laps saw a little easing of the battle, and Ohio invader Justin Clark (starting 13th) got by Duke for fourth in the closing laps.

At the end, Sweigart’s A.H. Moyer Mechanical/Ditchcreek Unility Services/Buckwalter Trucking, Randy Kaylor-owned #8 had a 3.579-second advantage over Grube, with Bard barely holding off Clark for third and Duke finishing fifth.

The remainder of the top 10 was Devin Adams, Austin Reed, North Carolinian Nick Tucker, Drew Young and Doug Dodson. Twenty-three of the 26 starters finished the race.

Clark and Duke were the race’s hard chargers, each advancing nine positions to their top-five finishes. From farther in the back, both Dakota Schweikert and Jake Waters moved up seven spots.

With a huge field of RaceSaver sprinters in the pits, making the feature was perhaps the toughest job at the fairgrounds. Five heat races were run, with wins going to Grube, Reed, Adams, Dodson and last week’s Lincoln winner Jaremi Hanson. North Carolinian Brandon McLair won the C-Main, with Kassidy Kreitz collecting the B-Main.

Several incidents, the most serious on starts, marred the preliminaries. Five cars were involved in a front-stretch tangle (before the flagstand) in the first heat, with John Walp riding the inside wall. In the fifth heat, Larry McVay and Jared Zionkowski both flipped on the initial acceleration for the start, and in the C-Main, Ben McCall and Jason Roush flipped after tangling entering turn one.

Walp later visited the hospital for possible ankle injuries, but other crash victims were OK.

The race drew entrants from five states (including five teams from North Carolina) and half a dozen other IMCA/RaceSaver regional series. Clark (Ohio) and eight-time Carolina Sprint Tour winner Tucker had the best showings among the invaders.

This weekend offers another PASS doubleheader, with racing Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway and Sunday at BAPS Motor Speedway.

For updated schedule and other information, visit www.pasprintseries.com or the PA Sprint Series Facebook page.

Results from Port Royal Speedway April 3

HEAT 1 – 1. 3D-Dave Grube; 2. 95-Garrett Bard; 3. 121-Steve Glover; 4. 21-Andrew Boyer; 5. 54-Mike Melair; 6. 88-Fred Arnold; 7. 7-Ben McCall; 8. 1-Rowdy Heffner (DNF); 9. 5-John Walp (DNF); 10. 2-Erin Statler (DNF); 11. 0Z-Zach Rhodes (DNF).

HEAT 2 – 1. 34-Austin Reed; 2. 7-Drew Young; 3. 44-Christian Rumsey; 4. 97-Kenny Heffner; 5. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 6. 8-Will Brunson; 7. 71-Josh Spicer; 8. 21B-Brandon McLain; 9. 19-Kruz Kepner; 10. 46-Mike Alleman; 11. 1M-Paul Moyer.

HEAT 3 – 1. 99-Devin Adams; 2. 8-Nick Sweigart; 3. 78-Justin Clark; 4. 11M-Mikell McGee; 5. 5E-Wally Eshenaur; 6. 10-Jake Waters; 7. 78-Dale Schweikert; 8. 28R-Jason Roush; 9. 44V-Daren Bolac; 10. 19A-Brody Adamsky. DNS – 31-Roger Weaver.

HEAT 4 – 1. 20-Doug Dodson; 2. 03-Branston Shue; 3. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 4. 53W-Jimmy White; 5. 78C-Dakota Schweikert; 6. X-Josh Bricker; 7. 52-Jeffrey Weaver; 8. 86-Sean Vardell; 9. 25-Dustin Young; 10. 107-Colton Hoover (DNF); 11. 80JR-Kyle Colwell (DNF).

HEAT 5 – 1. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 2. 70-Nick Tucker; 3. 80-Dave Wickham; 4. 87-Austin Graby; 5. 11X-Bob Garvey; 6. 21M-Cassandra Minium; 7. 11W-Donnie Wise (DNF); 8. 83-Larry McVay (DNF); 9. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski (DNF). DNS – 55-Domenic Melair.

C-Main – 1. 21B-Brandon McLain; 2. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 3. 55-Domenic Melair; 4. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 5. 46-Mike Alleman; 6. 25-Dustin Young; 7. 44V-Daren Bolac; 8. 1M-Paul Moyer; 9. 86-Sean Vardell (DNF); 10. 7-Ben McCall (DNF); 11. 28R-Jason Roush (DNF). DNS – 83-Larry McVay; 19-Kruz Kepner; 5-John Walp; 19A-Brody Adamsky; 107-Colton Hoover; 2-Erin Statler; 32-Roger Weaver; 80JR-Kyle Colwell.

B-Main – 1. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 2. 54-Mike Melair; 3. 78C-Dakota Schweikert; 4. 8-Will Brunson; 5. X-Josh Bricker; 6. 10-Jake Waters; 7. 11X-Bob Garvey; 8. 78-Dale Schweikert; 9. 71-Josh Spicer; 10. 52-Jeff Weaver; 11. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 12. 21B-Brandon McLain; 13. 55-Domenic Melair; 14. 21M-Cassandra Minium; 15. 88-Fred Arnold (DNF). DNS – 5E-Wally Eshenaur; 0Z-Zach Rhodes; 11W-Donnie Wise.

FEATURE – 1. 8-Nick Sweigart; 2. 3D-Dave Grube; 3. 95-Garrett Bard; 4. 78-Justin Clark; 5. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 6. 99-Devin Adams; 7. 34-Austin Reed; 8. 70-Nick Tucker; 9. 7-Drew Young; 10. 20-Doug Dodson; 11. 03-Branstin Shue; 12. 11M-Mikell McGee; 13. 44-Christian Rumsey; 14. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 15. 97-Kenny Heffner; 16. 78C-Dakota Schweikart; 17. 54-Mike Melair; 18. 121-Steve Glover; 19. 10-Jake Waters; 20. 8-Will Brunson; 21. 87-Austin Graby; 22. 53W-Jimmy White; 23. 80-Dave Wickham; 24. 36-Jaremi Hanson (DNF); 25. 21-Andrew Boyer (DNF); 26. X-Josh Bricker (DNF). DNQ – 11X-Bob Garvey; 78-Dale Schweikert; 71-Josh Spicer; 52-Jeffrey Weaver; 1-Rowdy Heffner; 21B-Brandon McLain; 55-Dom Melair; 21M-Cassandra Minium; 88-Fred Arnold; 5E-Wally Eshenaur; 0Z-Zach Rhodes; 11W-Donnie Wise; 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 46-Mike Alleman; 25-Dustin Young; 44V-Daren Bolac; 1M-Paul Moyer; 86-Sean Vardell; 7-Ben McCall; 28R-Jason Roush; 83-Larry McVay; 19-Kruz Kepner; 5-John Walp; 19A-Brody Adamsky; 107-Colton Hoover; 2-Erin Statler; 31-Roger Weaver; 80JR-Kyle Colwell.

 

 

Thompson, Hudson, Elkins, Osborne, And Bryant Earn 2021 CGS Season Opener Wins

By Stephanie Deatherage

Cottage Grove, Oregon- Saturday, April 3rd witnessed the 2021 season opener at Cottage Grove Speedway. It was the first time since September of last year that cars have competed at the historic ¼-mile clay oval. Five divisions were all on the card including two apart of the Speedway Motors IMCA Weekly Racing program. Classes in the pits were the Todd’s Auto Body Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, and IMCA Sport Compacts.

In the Todd’s Auto Body Sprint Cars, the main event went practically non-stop. With just one caution, on lap nineteen, it allowed race leader Tyler Thompson to construct a massive amount of distance over second place. Thompson, of Harrisburg, managed to lap all competitors, except for second place.

Tyler Thompson would go on to claim the win and become the first Sprint Car winner in the Pacific Northwest this season. Roseburg racers Steven Snawder and Kyle Alberding was scored second and third. Jake Wheeler, of Central Point, was fourth with fifth place going to Albany’s Brody Sim in the Chris and Connie Rolfe owned mount. Thompson was quickest in qualifying, Medford motorist Bailey Hibbard won the Dot’s Trophy Shop Dash, and heat race wins were picked up by Thompson and Snawder.

The largest car count in any of the classes on opening night was in the IMCA Modifieds. Keno youngster Jeffrey Hudson cracked the whip early and took full control of the top place position on the opening start. The inside pole sitter had to deal with a lot of cautions which also meant a lot of restarts. Hudson, racing for car owner Don Roemer, retained first place despite a total of eight stoppages.

In the final laps Hudson felt a huge amount of pressure from challengers Jake Mayden and Bricen James but kept them both in check at the line. Jeffrey is the newest winner in the Shaw Race Cars Western Region and the first driver to hit pay dirt in the state of Oregon.

Jake Mayden, of Springfield, edged out Albany’s Bricen James by 0.063 seconds for the runner-up position. Redmond chauffeur B.J. Wild earned fourth with the top five being rounded out by Curtis Towns, of Cottage Grove, in fifth. Towns was the winner of the Dot’s Trophy Shop Dash with heat races going to Stayton’s Grey Ferrando, Hudson, and James.

The Late Models went practically stoppage too but just like the Todd’s Auto Body Sprint Cars they had just one yellow. Bob Dees, from Rogue River, captured the lead right off the bat but received some heavy pressure a few more laps in. Salem pilot Doug Elkins maneuvered his way around Dees on lap four and stayed there the rest of the way.

Doug Elkins dominated the remaining balance of the lap count to win his first race of the year. Cottage Grove’s Mike Peters was a notable second with third going to Randy Barley, of Albany. Ed Peters, from Eugene, was fourth and Sisters racer Trevor Klaasen got fifth. Elkins was the top qualifier, Mike Peters emerged victorious in the Dot’s Trophy Shop Dash and heat race winners were Elkins and Klaasen.

For the Street Stocks they would have an exciting main event. Roseburg’s Seth Christian cruised in front of the rest of the pack for some time until overtaken on lap six by Taunton Swaim. Swaim, of Dexter, pulled off the track prematurely giving the position back to Christian after the ninth circuit.

Seth Christian stayed as the point man until lap sixteen when Graig Osborne moved into the lead. The Creswell chauffeur, of Osborne, maintained the spot the rest of the distance to score his first Street Stock triumph of 2021.

Junction City’s Kolby Clay was second in the Adam Applebee owned car while Blake Lehman, of Redmond was third. The fourth and fifth placers consisted of St. Helens’ Terry King and Daniel Land, of Coos Bay. Creswell racer Michael Hollingsworth was quick time in qualifying, Lehman earned the win in the Dot’s Trophy Shop Dash, and Lehman and Osborne won the two heat races.

Lastly, in the IMCA Sport Compacts Burnie Bryant took control of first place. Taking advantage of his inside pole starting position the Sutherlin driver looked to build a big lead, but six yellows slowed the field down. Despite all the restarts Bryant held on to first place to become the first IMCA Sport Compact winner in the state of Oregon in the new campaign.

Dexter youngster Bradley Martin held on to second and beat out Oakland’s Michael Kennerly. Mark Milligan, from Eugene, was fourth with K.C. Scott, of Springfield, placing fifth. It was a clean sweep for Bryant as he won the Dot’s Trophy Shop Dash and his heat race. Other heat race winners were Cottage Grove’s Kerry Cooper and Cole Trissell of Springfield.

Cottage Grove Speedway returns to racing on Saturday, April 10th with five classes on the card. They include Wingless Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Royalty Core IMCA Northern Sport Mods, Street Stocks, and IMCA Sport Compacts. To purchase tickets or more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com .

 

Amos Captures First Career Win at Vado Speedway Park

Vado, NM (4/5/2021) – The 2021 season kicked off on Saturday night for the Lucas Oil POWRi NMMRA Sprint Car Series at Vado Speedway Park for their annual EgggggStravaganza event. As kids hunted for Easter eggs around the speedway, competitors were hunting for their first opportunity to stand in victory lane this year.

A beautiful spring day welcomed 20 drivers to the 3/8th’s mile clay oval in southern New Mexico, where three qualifying heat races would determine the starting lineup for a 25-lap feature.

Heat 1 saw Rio Rancho, New Mexico’s Devon Amos (No. 41) take the win with the top four cars staying together for a close battle. Heat 2 would see a two-car breakaway up front with Caleb Saiz (No. 1HA) taking the win over veteran Rick Ziehl (No. 20z) as the track started to widen out a bit. Heat race action would then conclude with Travis Oldfield finding the top side of the speedway to finish first in his No. 11w SEH Motorsports entry.

After a redraw for the top three in each heat, Rick Ziehl and Robert Marfia (No. 24) would fire first and bring the field to green for 25 laps around the Vado Speedway Park. With the surface widened out and grip slipping away fast, three wide action was seen all around the track until a scary incident stopped action early with rookie contender Caleb Stelzig (No. 21) cutting a left-rear tire up front after contact with another car, causing a traffic jam on the front stretch ultimately ending with Las Cruces’ Ricky Holden to go airborne in his No. 2WILD; flipping end-over-end and hanging a throttle on landing. Holden would walk away with some assistance but his night was over with a destroyed chassis.

After the race resumed, Amos found his mojo at the bottom of the speedway and marched his way to the front from the 7th starting spot, holding off Don Grable and his Budlong Motorsports No. 45x, to capture his first career Lucas Oil POWRi New Mexico Motor Racing Association victory for car owner David Burns. Derek DeMartino (No. 97) would be the hard charger of the evening, finishing 3rd from 13th with Colt Treharn (No. 77) and Rick Ziehl rounding out the top five.

“I’d like to give a huge thanks to our entire race team for all their hard work,” said Amos. “This is an awesome way to start the season and we couldn’t do it without Hal Burns Racing, ROC Real Estate Partners, J&J Auto Racing, SMII, NAPA Belts & Hoses, JMS Voip, Performance Plus Racing Engines, Wiese Auto Supply, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, FK Rod Ends and CSI Shocks.”

The Lucas Oil POWRi NMMRA Sprint Car Series will take an off-week before returning on April 17th for Sandia Speedway’s Season Opener.

Results
Feature – 25 Laps
No. Name Hometown Start +/-
1. 41 Devon Amos Rio Rancho, NM 7 6
2. 45x Don Grable El Paso, TX 5 3
3. 97 Derek DeMartino Las Cruces, NM 13 10
4. 77 Colt Treharn Los Lunas, NM 11 7
5. 20z Rick Ziehl Las Cruces, NM 1 -5
6. 2 Michael Fanelli Rio Rancho, NM 6 0
7. 7x Troy Treharn Peralta, NM 16 9
8. 11w Travis Oldfield Albuquerque, NM 8 0
9. 65 Richard Wilbee Las Cruces, NM 12 3
10. 24 Robert Marfia Rio Rancho, NM 2 -8
11. 9 Robert Herrera Las Cruces, NM 14 3
12. 1HA Caleb Saiz Albuquerque, NM 3 -9
13. 7D7 Spencer Hill Albuquerque, NM 10 -3
14. 58 Clint Miller Los Alamos, NM 17 3
15. 0 JR Bonesteel Albuquerque, NM 9 -6
16. 52NM James Hatch Rio Rancho, NM 15 -1
17. 6 Jett Carney El Paso, TX 19 2
18. 21 Caleb Stelzig Albuquerque, NM 4 -14
19. 92 Dillon Tanner Rio Rancho, NM 20 1 (DNF)
20. 2WILD Ricky Holden Las Cruces, NM 18 -2 (DNF)

Heat 1 – 8 Laps
1-Amos.D 2-Fanelli.M 3-Stelzig.C 4-Hill.S 5-Treharn.T 6-Herrera.R 7-Tanner.D

Heat 2 – 8 Laps
1-Saiz.C 2-Ziehl.R 3-Grable.D 4-Wilbee.R 5-DeMartino.D 6-Miller.C 7-Carney.J

Heat 3 – 8 Laps
1-Oldfield.T 2-Marfia.R 3-Bonesteel.J 4-Treharn.C 5-Hatch.J 6-Holden.R

 

 

 

Jake Morgan Sensational in Hunt Series Season Opener at Placerville Speedway

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Placerville, CA)- Jake Morgan has become quite tough to beat when the Joe Hunt Wingless Series checks into Placerville Speedway. That remained true on Saturday night as Morgan wrestled the lead away from Braidon Moniz and went on to win the season opening event in convincing fashion .

Piloting a Snow Motorsports entry, Morgan was able to work his way forward by using the bottom of the Placerville Speedway surface. While he came forward from his fifth starting position, Moniz was in cruise control up front.

As Morgan broke into second, on the fourth lap of the race, he was able to power into the lead on the race’s fifth circuit.

While he was able to break away from the pack, Bradley Terrell, Geoff Ensign, and Shane Hopkins were doing a great job working their way forward after starting deep in the field.

Morgan was able to win the race convincingly despite a late yellow. Moniz was able to hang on to second, as Bradley Terrell was able to round out the podium after starting seventh.

13th starting Geoff Ensign had his elbows up as he charged to a fourth place finish, but the biggest mover and shaker of them all was Shane Hopkins who rode from dead last to finish fifth and earn the Santomaruo Racing Products Hard Charger award.

Bradley Terrell opened the night up by earning Ashely Van Den Berg Home Loans Fast Time Award, while Nick Robfogel won Benic Enterprises Heat Race No. 1, Matt Streeter won Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat Race No. 2, Moniz won Heat Race No. 3, and Tim Sherman Jr. won Santomauro Heat Race No. 4.

A total of 29 cars were on hand for the season opening event and a B Main was used which was won by Cameron Martin.

Other contingency awards handed out on Saturday night were the Benic Enterprises 1st Non Transfer Award that went to Scott Clough, and the TDS Hard Luck Award that went to Danile Whitley.

Results-

1. Jake Morgan #17

2. Braidon Moniz #22JR

3. Bradley Terrell #11BT

4. Geoff Ensign #3T

5. Shane Hopkins #51

6. Tim Sherman Jr. #1JR

7. Jarrett Soares #12

8. Matt Streeter #3F

9. Brent Steck #2STX

10.Shawn Arriaga #56

11.Nick Robfogel #3

12.Boy Moniz #22

13.Ka’imi Moniz-Costa #5

14.Tony Bernard #50

15.Jeffrey Scotto #92A

16.Cameron Martin #11

17.Shawn Jones #14

18.Cody Fendley #9

19.Bob Newberry #36

20.Daniel Whitley #6K

ON TAP: The next race for the series will be on April 17th at Petaluma Speedway.

WINNERS: Jake Morgan (April 3rd Placeville Speedway)

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JOE HUNT MAGNETOS WINGLESS SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleeson brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand in 2010. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. After running under the leadership of Prentice Motorsports Group and Glad Enterprises from 2016-2018, 2019 saw Gleeson come back aboard. 2021 the series will be in action on 13 occasions as they visit five different Northern California venues.

 

 

Lock, stock and smoking tires

On a balmy 30 degree Sunday night in front a huge crowd in what can only be described as a nail biter the 30 lap main was won on the last corner of the last lap when popular Phil Lock passed Rusty Hickman to win the G1 Logistics
360 Easter Nationals. The veteran racer used his years of experience sitting back and watching what was playing out ahead of him with SA10 Steven Caruso and V40 Rusty Hickman sliding each other lap after lap for the lead smoking their tires. Locky was gaining on them both waiting for the right opportunity. Hickmans tires were done and Locky with well-preserved tires drove past him in turn 4 to take the victory. Caruso suffered the same tire wear with Lock passing him the lap prior came home in third. Young gun Todd Moule who had taken out the All Star Series Rising Star Award the night before justified again why he won this award coming home in 4th place. Paul Solomon who
started in P15 drove the wheels off to finish in 5th. A mid battle pack was on with between V7 Paul Solomon, SA3 Ben
Morris, V83 Chris Solomon, V6 Cam Waters, V39 Brett Smith, V73 Charles Hunter working his way back and finishing
in that order. NSW 46 Stacey Galliford made a return to the series after time off for a couple of years having a family behind Hunter, V91 Dan Scott, VA97 Blake Walsh and VA10 Steven Loader all finishing the race

Brenten Farrer had sustained chassis damage on Friday night; Saturday the team completely stripped the car, welded and rebuilt to come back Sunday night. Unfortunately in his first heat ended with him heading for the stars down the back straight ending his night with extensive damage. Farrer was shaken but walked away. Mark Caruso tested out the catch fence in turn 3 in his first heat with a wild wall ride. Caruso was winded but with the car still on its wheels continued but had to pull in half a lap later. This was the end of the night for the South Aussie team.

Lining up behind the G1 Logistics Prime Mover Pace Truck the front row looked the same as it did Friday night with Hickman and Lisa Walker. Walker got the start and lead for half race distance. Coming on strong was Charles Hunter who had passed Hickman for second and finally Walker for the lead only to be tagged by S4 turning both cars around and bringing on the yellows. Both cars were restarted but relegated to the rear. Walker pulled in 2 laps later with brake failure.

“What a night and man what a race. The track was superb allowing 2 or more lines of racing; we were 4 wide in the heat races going into turn 2. The crowd were privileged to see some of the best racing this season and that was in all the sections. A big congrats to the team at Timmis Speedway for suppling an excellent race track and a brilliant weekend.” Searle said.

Heat wins – Rusty Hickman, Brenten Farrer, Lisa Walker, Brett Smith, Steve Caruso & Dan Evans
Contingency Winners
Hoosier A Main winner – Phil Lock – WAV RR tire
BF 10 – Charles Hunter = $100 Fuel Card
Fallon Transport Quick Time – Rusty Hickman - $250 cash

 


 

Justin Sanders, Jake Morgan, Kevin Jinkerson and Wyatt Lakin claim Placerville Speedway wins

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – April 3, 2021…Aromas, California’s Justin Sanders has been on a tear to start the season in California and continued his hot pace on Saturday at Placerville Speedway, racing to victory in the 25-lap Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars feature.

For Sanders it gave him a sweep of the weekend in the Golden State after also winning at Ocean Speedway the previous night. In total the 28-year-old has now captured five victories in the early California season, to go along with a triumph in Arizona. It also marked his third win in four starts aboard the potent Dale Miller Septic/ Thompson’s Auto and Truck Center No. 4SA machine.

Sharing victory lane with Sanders at the “Easter Eggstravaganza” were Jake Morgan with the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints, Kevin Jinkerson with the Pure Stocks and young Wyatt Lakin in the Mini Trucks.

Sanders started from the outside of the front row in the 25-lap Thompson’s Auto Winged 360 Sprint Car finale, but things got off to a rough start when pole sitter John Clark looped it in front of the field. The incident also collected Michael Faccinto and Justyn Cox. When things finally got underway Sanders set the pace and was dogged by Placerville’s own Andy Gregg over much of the early distance. Cautions on lap 13 and 17 slowed the contest, but after that things clicked off nicely.

The lap 17 restart was one filled with some drama, as officials deemed Sanders to have started prior to the Anrak Corp. fire-off zone, which penalized him one position. It moved Lincoln’s Blake Carrick up to the lead for the double file restart and created the most excitement of the race, with Sanders and the 16-year-old upstart battling back and forth up front. Sanders came out on top of the entertaining tussle and drove away to accept the Ron Stahl checkered flag for his 14th career Winged 360 triumph at the track.

Blake Carrick crossed the stripe in second, with Redding’s Chase Majdic having another impressive run to finish third for the second straight week. Fremont’s Shane Golobic carved his way from 14th to fourth, while Andy Gregg rounded out the top-five. The remainder of the top-10 was comprised of Tanner Carrick, Joey Ancona, 19th starter Chase Johnson, 20th starter Ryan Robinson and Andy Forsberg.

Ancona won the nights B-main, with the C-main going to Michael Ing. Heat race wins went to Justin Sanders, Jake Morgan, John Clark and Tanner Carrick. Michael Faccinto began the night by pacing the healthy 37-car field in qualifying with a lap of 10.905 to earn the ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award.

When it comes to Wingless Spec Sprint racing at the Placerville Speedway Fair Oaks’ Jake Morgan has certainly asserted himself as the man to beat. After riding the high-side to the front on Saturday the 2019 series champion proceeded to dominate the 25-lap contest to earn another victory with the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Cars. With Morgan out front the action behind him was hot and heavy however, as Braidon Moniz fended off an extremely fast Bradley Terrell to earn a runner up finish.

Terrell ran third with fellow Sebastopol wheel-man Geoff Ensign charging from 13th to fourth and Placerville’s Shane Hopkins carving his way from 20th to fifth. Sixth through 10th in the feature went to Tim Sherman Jr., Jarrett Soares, Matt Streeter, Brent Steck and Shawn Arriaga. Russell Motorsports Inc. would like to thank PureCrop1 for their continued support of the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints at the facility. A strong 29-car field entered the pit area to help open the campaign.

The Pure Stock division put on some of the most thrilling action of the night with a solid and very competitive 20-lap feature. Diamond Springs racer Kevin Jinkerson held command for much of the contest but had to fend off the relentless challenges from multi-time Placerville champion Nick Baldwin. The pair ran nose to tail for several laps as Baldwin tried everything to get by the No. 30 Pure Stock of Jinkerson.

The final lap proved exhilarating as Baldwin got a big run off the last corner but came up just shy as he climbed the front stretch fence in wild fashion. Jinkerson claimed the win over Baldwin, Ryan Peter, Jonathan Walsh and Jason Palmer. Ken Bernstein, Ryan Murphy, Michael Murphy, Oroville Owens and Russ Murphy completed the top-10.

The Mini Truck division was all about youngster Wyatt Lakin, who earned a clean sweep of the night by winning his heat race and then 20-lap main event. Lakin was never seriously challenged during the feature and picked up his first career Placerville Speedway triumph win over Howard Miller, Mike Miller, Thomas Jenson and Tim Stanwood.

Full results from the night can be found at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1845824?fbclid=IwAR2xSf5NyziDkImX9tug5Vwl0MommtwCcKUQ_G0BZVh5AwnP1BCdww_h5KQ

Placerville Speedway returns to action next Saturday April 10th with the 18th annual “Tribute to Al Hinds” showcasing the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. Tickets go on sale at 8am Monday morning on www.placervillespeedway.com and will be available until the maximum number allotted has been sold.

 

 

LATE RACE ACTION GIVES MARTIN, CASKEY, LONEY, ALEXANDER & BRUCE WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY OPENING NIGHT CHECKERS

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, April 3, 2021

By Mike Swanger

The earliest ever opening night at Wayne County Speedway had over 100 cars jammed into the pits on a cool Saturday night but the action was hot with late race action giving the crowd a very good show as the O'Reilly's Auto Parts' Race to the Championship' points started. Tyler Street grabbed the lead at the drop of the green for the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints and would build up a sizable gap from Broc Martin. As Street got into lap traffic, he rubbed tires with a slower car closing out lap 8 but continued on with the top spot. A lap nine caution for debris would bunch the field back together but Street would pull away again as Martin ran second with Jordan Ryan, Henry Malcuit and Jason Dolick battled for third. Running near perfect laps, Street once again closed in on a couple of slower cars and this time it was costly on lap 18 as the two slower cars got loose and Street made contact in turn three and spun out, costing him the lead and went tail. This would give Martin the lead and the Shreve driver would bring the Orrville Trucking, Chaser's DriveThru & Santmyer Oil #83m into the Summit Racing victory circle. On the lap 18 restart, Malcuit would power past Ryan for second but could not catch up to Martin to make a challenge for the win. Ryan would hang on to third followed by Dolick and Chris Myers as he and Jamie Myers won the heats. Lee Jacobs was set the fast time of 14. 904 seconds

When Doug Drown starts on the front row of the Malcuit Tavern Super Late Model feature, everyone figures on it to be the race for second and it started out that way again. Drown would jump out to the lead and open up a gap on the field but early cautions would keep the field close. Mitch Caskey began to pressure Drown on the lap six restart with J R Gentry and 16th starting Ryan Markham in hot pursuit. Two laps later, Markham would take third as Caskey was working every line to get past Drown. Gentry's car would stop running on lap 14 ending his night. With the race back to green, Caskey got past Drown only to have Drown reclaim the lead the next circuit with Caskey returning to the point on the next lap. At that point, Drown started having issues with his car as Markham took over second and kept the pressure on Caskey. Wes Morrison, who was never lower than 7th during the race,moved past Drown for third with five to go. As the checkered flag waved, Caskey and his Orrville based Dan Weaver Trucking, JoyRide Transport and A & K Welding #18 held off Markham's last challenge for the win. Morrison finished third ahead of Drown and Justin Chance, who was quick timer at 17.071 seconds. Heat wins went to Drown and Caskey.

Colton Shaw and Jason King would bring the CORBON Ammunition Modifieds to the green flag as King would set the pace for the opening four laps before Shaw took over for one circuit as King reclaimed it on the next lap. During those first six laps, 7th starting Kyle Moore and 16th starter Nathon Loney were on the move foward. Moore would take the top spot on lap seven with Loney working his way up. Shaw took second from King on lap eight with Nate Young knocking King back another place on the next lap with Loney into fifth. With Moore leading, Loney moved to third on lap 12 and he and Shaw would go side be side for second until lap 16 when Loney got loose in turn two and Shaw spun to avoid contact with Loney to bring out the caution. Loney would hang on to the runner up spot and when the green flag waved again would put the pressure on Moore. With both cars going into turn three for the final time, Loney was able to get to the inside of Moore and as the hit turn four, Moore slipped up the track and Loney was able to edge past to win bt a car length as the Danville driver parked the Rick's Body Shop, Buckeye Auto Care and StopTech #10 in the Summit Racing victory circle. Mike Potosky raced his way into third with King and Young following. Potosky and Moore topped the heats.

The only feature of the evening that didn't have a lead change was the McKenzie Concrete Super Stock as Wooster's Chase Alexander would top every lap but had no room to spare at anytime. Took Wiles, Don Rutt and Kyle Moore all kept the heat on Alexander all race long. Wiles and Rutt battled Alexander for the lead the opening five laps when Moore got past both for second. The yellow flag would wave on lap nine and during that time, Moore's right rear tire went flat sending him to the pits for new rubber. On the restart, Tyler Wiles threw his hat into the race as he raced his dad for second, right on Alexander's bumper as 13th starter Matt Shroyer started to make his move into the top five. After a lap 12 caution, Alexander and his Dana's Danes, Peter's Chocolate Shop and Dawson Racing #15 was able to open up some space between the rest of the contenders and collect the win. During the final two laps, Shroyer slipped past Tyler Wiles for third and motored past Took Wiles for second on the last lap. Don Rutt filled out the top five as he and Moore won the heat races.

The wildest race of the night was with the JOYRIDE Transport Mini Stocks as their feature started with Dustin Bedlion using the pole position to set the pace for the first two laps before giving way to Doug Hensel. With the cars packed together and Hensel leading, his car slowed going down the back stretch and everyone swerving to get past, contact was made that sent Hensel flipping at the end of the staraight away and Anthony Collins went tumbling in turn three as both drivers got out okay. When the race going back to green, Bedlion inherited the lead back but Stephen Crowe would take over at the halfway mark with 18th starting Johnny Bruce Sr. into third. With two to go, Bruce Sr. driving the Atwater based Inside Line Raceway, Koran Restoration and Wiz Ink Tattoo's #311,slipped past Bedlion for second and as the white flag waved overtook Crowe for the lead and go on to collect his first win ever at 'Orrville's Historic Oval'. Crowe would finish second as Mitch Reichard, Clayton Evans and Ryan Carder filled out the top five. Hensel and Bedlion collected the heat wins.

Pocketing the Rich;s Tire & Service Center Hard Charger Awards were Lee Jacobs (+5), Ryan Markham (+14), Nathon Loney (+15), Matt Shroyer (+11) and Johnny Bruce Sr. (+17).

Next Saturday, April 10th will be the Sudden Impact Demolition Derby and Enduro racing with action getting underway at noon with the Enduro racing and the Demo Derby beginning at 5 pm.

On Saturday April 17th, it will be the first of four King of the County Sprint series that will pay $3,500 to the winner. The Super Late Models, Super Stocks and Mini Stocks are on the racing card for that evening.

For more information on the schedule, check out the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com on the tracks facebook page.

​WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY SUMMARY

​Saturday, April 3, 2021

​PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS

Fast Qualifier Lee Jacobs 14.904 seconds

Heat 1 Chris Myers, Jason Dolick, Tyler Street, Broc Martin, Dylan Kingan, Lee Jacobs, Zach Ames, Wyatt Zimmerman, Andy Fike, Mike Lutz Jr., Dean Jacobs dns

Heat 2 Jamie Myers, Henry Malcuit, Skylar Gee, Jordan Ryan, Nick Patterson, Leyton Wagner, Corbin Gurley, Bob Felmlee, Daniel Burkhart, Brad Reber

Feature Broc Martin, Henry Malcuit, Jordan Ryan, Jason Dolick, Chris Myers, Lee Jacobs, Skylar Gee, Leyton Wagner, Nick Patterson, Tyler Street, Dylan Kingan, Bob Felmlee, Zach Ames, Corbin Gurley, Danial Burkhart, Wyatt Zimmerman, Andy Fike, Brad Reber, Jamie Myers, Mike Lutz Jr., Dean Jacobs dns

MALCUITS TAVERN SUPER LATE MODELS

Fast Qualifier Justin Chance 17.071 seconds

Heat 1 Doug Drown, Larry Bellman, Jerry Aber, Wes Morrison, Tyler Thompson, Doug Baird, Ryan Abel, Ricky Holderbaum, Justin Chance, Took Wiles, Nick Cox dns

Heat 2 Mitch Caskey, J R Gentry, Brad Malcuit, Dustin Smith, Dustin Keegan, Phil Wade, Jason Jarrett, Ryan Markham, Allan Baker, Ryan Shepherd

Feature Mitch Caskey, Ryan Markham, Wes Morrison, Doug Drown,, Justin Chance, Doug Baird, Jerry Aber, Ryan Abel, Phil Wade, Brad Malcuit, Dustin Smith, Tyler Thompson, J R Gentry, Jason Jarrett, Dustin Keegan, Ricky Holderbaum, Nick Cox, Allan Baker, Larry Bellman, Took Wiles dns, Ryan Shepherd dns

CORBON AMMUNITION MODIFIEDS

Heat 1 Mike Potosky, Nate Young, Jason King, Colton Shaw, Robbie Ledger, Brandon Grossman, Leighton Wetzel, Cody Basinger, Mitch Basich

Heat 2 Kyle Moore, Mark Gardiner, Richard Grogg, Dana Frey, Jimmy Smith, Casey Butler, Jeremy Waite, Nathon Loney

Feature Nathon Loney, Kyle Moore, Mike Potosky, Jason King, Nate Young, Mark Gardiner, Leighton Wetzel, Brandon Grossman, Richard Grogg, Robbie Ledger, Dana Frey, Colton Shaw, Mitch Basich, Jimmy Smith dns, Casey Butler dns, Jeremy Waite dns, Cody Basinger dns

McKENZIE CONCRETE SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Don Rutt, Tyler Wiles, Seth Dickerson, Rob Melzer, Luke Sprouse, Mike McElravy, Matt Shroyer, Paul McVicker, Colton Lehman, Scott Allen, Codee Schneider, Steve Pocock

Heat 2 Kyle Moore, Took Wiles, Chase Alexander, Curt Zimmerman, Justin Lorentz, Jimmy Humphrey, David Uhler, Gary McGregor, Kevin Ake, Dusty Long, Austin Bright

Feature Chase Alexander, Matt Shroyer, Took Wiles, Tyler Wiles, Don Rutt, Justin Lorentz, Luke Sprouse, David Uhler, Gary McGregor, Jimmy Humphrey, Paul McVicker, Rob Melzer, Kyle Moore, Kevin Ake, Mike McElravy, Curt Zimmerman, Scott Allen, Seth Dickerson, Colton Lehman, Dusty Long dns, Codee Schneider dns, Austin Bright dns, Steve Pocock dns

JOYRIDE TRANSPORT MINI STOCKS

Heat 1 Doug Hensel, Anthony Collins, Clayton Evans, Wayne Newbury, Anthony Short, Matt Short, Jolen Voshel, Jordan James, David Keagy, Johnny Bruce Sr., Kyle Noel

Heat 2 Dustin Bedlion, Stephen Crowe, Mitch Reichard, Dakota Graciani, Zach Hershey, Josh Ramirez, Alan George, Mason Loper, Steven Lester, Jimmy Burns, Ryan Carder

Feature Johnny Bruce Sr., Stephen Crowe, Mitch Reichard, Clayton Evans, Ryan Carder, Zach Hershey, Josh Ramirez, Anthony Short, Mason Loper, Alan George, Dustin Bedlion, Matt Short, Dakota Graciani, David Keagy, Jordan James, Anthony Collins, Doug Hensel, Jolene Voshel dns, Steven Lester dns, Kyle Noel dns, Wayne Newbury dns, Jimmy Burns dns

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Wayne County Speedway | Orrville's Historic Oval
2020 Wayne Co Speedway Top 10 Points. Sprints #9 Dean Jacobs 410 #19 Jordan Ryan 347 #38K Chris Myers 334 #70 Henry Malcuit 267 #D12 Jason Dolick 254 #7 Dylan Kingan 244 #14Z Wyatt Zimmerman 244 #18J R.J Jacobs 238 #2 Ricky Peterson 218 #3J Trey Jacobs 212 Late Models #14…

 

Mundie, Randall & Tankersley Take Swipes at 82 Speedway ‘Bandits Feature Win!
Petty, TX (04/04/2) by DarinShort.com. The Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series presented by www.KoolTrikes.com, Smiley's Racing Products
, Griffith Truck & Equipment and The Peterson Agencies rolled into ‘The Land of the XL,’ 82 Speedway, in Petty Texas last night for the third tour stop of the young 2021 season. A beautiful Easter eve drew a solid crowd of fans and teams to the vast expanses of ‘82, thus the tracks nickname.
A talent-soaked field of 24 teams would assemble to entertain the fans – especially the youngsters – as car owner Sherry Bryant (#99B and #B99) had coordinated a massive Easter Basket drive that resulted in dozens of baskets being doled out to kids in the Texoma area attending the event. Special thanks to her and husband Tommy for their support of the series and to the cause.
Track owners Tracy and Shelley Peters had the facility in pristine condition and the track surface would be ultra-fast in the qualifying heat races with lap times in the upper-11 second bracket on several occasions.
Originally slated to start 5th in heat race number two was the young hot shoe driver out of Waco, Chase Randall, in the Bush’s Chicken #9 EMI sprinter. The #777 of Tulsa’s Bailey Hughes was slated to start directly in front of Chase, but she would suffer a blown engine in hot laps, ending her highly anticipated debut in the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series. That would move Chase up to a 2nd row outside starting position. He would go on to power his way through the field and take the win – and securing the top qualifier spot in the A-feature to come.
Channin Tankersley would cruise to a heat race number one victory after starting second, while Austin Mundie would win heat race number three after firing off from second row, inside.
Those three drivers would also become the primary focus in the feature race, as all three would take the lead at one point, making for a highly entertaining race for the fans – as each of them looked dominant while they had their time in the point position.
So, lets jump into the feature event. After a beautiful 23-car 4-wide parade lap, the appreciative crowd settled in for the highly anticipated battle to come.
And a battle it was.
Austin Mundie would blast his way to the lead from his outside-pole position and immediately assume a 10-car length lead over Tankersley and Randall.
The trio would pull away from the balance of the field until lap three when the caution lights would blink for Austin Burkham who experienced mechanical woes and would be sidelined for the night.
On the ensuing Delaware restart pinning Mundie as the lone polesitter, he would take the green only to have 4th and 5th place drivers of Chad Wilson and Casey Burkham lock horns going into corner one, sending the rest of the field scrambling behind them.
Luckily for the field, with the wide expanses of 82 Speedway, they were able to avoid further carnage as the disabled pair of cars blocked the bottom half of the track. The red flag was thrown at the time of the incident so track crews could extricate the pair of cars without being incumbered by the rest of the field circulating around the speedway.
When the cars of Burkham and Wilson were untangled, it would leave Burkham on the hook ending his night, while Wilson would be relegated to the tail of the field. But his night was far from over.
The race would resume with Mundie once again surging to a 10-car length lead. Over the course of the next few laps, Tankersley and Randall would chip away at the lead Mundie had established.
That lead completely evaporated at lap 10 whilst the lead trio was negotiating lapped traffic. They would all continue slicing and dicing their way through traffic with Randall slipping by Tankersley for 2nd on lap 12.
Shortly thereafter, Mundie would choose a high line entering corner three, once again still mired by lapped traffic, while Randall would precariously huggie-pole the inside line and would exit corner four as leader by just a scant amount.
Then Mundie would execute a clean slider across the bottom of corner one and the top of corner two retaking the lead – but Randall anticipated such a move and would charge back under Mundie to regain the lead once again.
The following lap, 15, would see the #99B Cabinets by Tommy owned sprinter of point leader John Ricketts unexpectedly losing the left rear tire and wheel assembly, sending Johns car to the infield with the tire and wheel nearly making a half a lap around the track – yet without any of the cars making contact with it during that wild sequence of events.
This caution set up a 10-lap battle to the finish with Randall out on the point by himself and the pair of Mundie and Tankersley glued to his rear bumper as the green unfurled…with Michael Day and Dalton Steed now pressuring the lead trio.
As the field entered corner one Tankersley would blast the upper tier of the ’82 high banks and exit corner two with the lead from his third-place restart position, snookering the lead pair of drivers – much to the surprise of all – except those who have been to a Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series event, as this sort of action has become commonplace.
As the excitement of the swath of lead changes still at top-of-mind to the fans witnessing the event, in just one click of the clock the drivers were shown the 5-to-go signal from the flagman, and it was at that point Randall would quickly start tracking down Tankersley, and right when it started to look that Randall might have one final chance to battle it out for the lead, a quick caution would come out for a disabled car at the bottom of corners one and two; setting up a two lap dash to the finish.
Series marketing partner www.KoolTrikes.com had established an exciting promotion prior to this event called the Kool Trikes $500 Last Lap Pass For The Win award, which was clearly a distinct possibility of being claimed going into the final restart.
‘Bandits series rules require when any race gets down to three laps to go, any restart becomes single-file. As the final restart of the night resumed, Tankersley would again choose the high line with Randall executing a jumbo-sized slider from the pole of corner one to the top of corner two exit, getting nearly side-by-side with Tankersley, the pair would get precariously close to each other, yet not touching, and Tankersley would have the preferred line on corner exit and pulled away with the lead – and eventual win.
On that final restart, seemingly out of nowhere, young Chance McCrary had been quietly passing car after car from his 17th place starting position and would zip to the checkers in third position, while Chad Wilson would claw his way through the field after his lap-3 fracas with Burkham to take home the 4th position, with 2020 ‘Bandits champion Michael Day rounding out the top 5 with a very solid performance in the Rodney Henderson owned #67 sprinter.
The final checkers were thrown at 10:37pm, allowing fans and teams to get back on the road so they could enjoy their Easter holiday today. This marks all three ‘Bandits events of 2020 concluding prior to 11pm thus far.
The tour now moves to a highly anticipated 1-night stand at I-30 Speedway
in Little Rock, AR on Saturday, April 24th (7:30pm) with the running of the Hammer Hill Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals. Complete event information will be forthcoming in the next few days.
We’d like to thank 82 Speedway and its crew for providing such an awesome facility and well-expedited racing program for our Series drivers to showcase their talent at. The ‘Bandits will return to 82 Speedway on Saturday, July 3rd with the 3rd Annual Flags and Fireworks 25, and for the 3rd annual Paul Peters Memorial on Saturday October 9th.
For complete series information, visit www.2021BOSS.com or on Facebook, check us out @BanditsOutlawSprintSeries.
Happy Easter to everyone out there and thanks once again to our marketing partners for helping us bring sustainable outlaw sprint car racing to this region.
I would like to dedicate this press release to my Uncle Ronnie who passed away this morning in Minnesota. He was a big racing fan – just like his brothers and sister (my mom, who still attends 'Bandits events today). May he rest in peace.
Here’s the feature rundown from the April 3 Texoma Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals at 82 Speedway in Petty Texas:
Car Number Driver Positions Advanced:
17g Channin Tankersley (+3)
9 Chase Randall
13m Chance McCrary (+14)
20 Chad Wilson (+1)
67 Michael Day (+6)
83 Jett Hays (+4)
4 Austin Mundie
B99 Blake Mallory (+14)
26 Dalton Steed
35K Dylan McCann (+3)
7 Jerrad Warhurst (+10)
3 Brett Engstrom (+8)
4X Heath Nestrick
41M Steve McMackin (+4)
71 Colby Estes
V8 Robert Vetter
74 DJ Estes (+2)
74E Claud Estes III
45B Casey Burkham
4B Austin Burkham
0 Bill Miller
99B John Ricketts
23 Junior Jenkins
777 Bailey Hughes (DNS)

 

DECAIRE TAKES WESTERMAN MEMORIAL; WIN STREAK NOW AT FIVE

April 3, 2021 – Auburndale, Florida – Troy DeCaire won the inaugural “Dave Westerman Memorial” Saturday night at Auburndale Speedway to give him his fourth consecutive BG Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series victory and fifth win overall in a young 2021 season.

Unlike his four previous SSSS wins this season, his most recent win was anything but a cake walk and sent DeCaire on a roller coaster ride beginning early in the day.
While running third in his heat race, his car come to an abrupt stop exiting turn four on lap seven. DeCaire quickly bailed out of his mount grimacing in pain. An apparent u-joint broke, and-in-the process smashed his right foot. A few short minutes later DeCaire could be found in his pit area walking with a limp and an ice bag over his foot. He was helping his crew thrash to get the repairs done in time for the feature.

As the final car pushed off for the 40-lap feature, it did not appear DeCaire would present himself in time for the feature event. But DeCaire miraculously appeared at the entrance to the track just as the filed paraded around the speedway.

When the green flag waved on the event Travis Bliemeister lead the first three circuits before surrendering the lead to Sport Allen. Meanwhile DeCaire had quickly worked himself into the fourth position by lap ten and set sail for the leaders. By lad eighteen DeCaire had caught race leader Allen in lapped traffic. Over the next ten laps the duo would weave in and out of lapped traffic while trading the lead multiple times. At times, the battle for the lead would include three and four-wide racing. By lap thirty-four, DeCaire had sealed his claim on the point and raced the rest of the way to victory.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve had a u-joint explode” explained DeCaire after the race,” Thank God it wasn’t at a big track but a little one like this. It came apart and slapped me on the foot. My big toes purple and I lost a toenail. I’m proud of my guys for getting this thing back together. We had to borrow parts off a few other teams. I love running with Sport (Allen). We were in there throwing hay makers at each other and that was a lot of fun” concluded DeCaire.

With Saturday’s win, Decaire becomes the first driver to collect five sprint car feature victories in 2021, dirt or pavement.

DAVE WESTERMAN MEMORIAL 40-LAP RESULTS

1. Troy DeCaire (36)
2. Sport Allen (88a)
3. Joey Aguilar (11)
4. Mickey Kempgens (5s)
5. LJ Grimm (88)
6. Gary Wiggins (44)
7. Travis Bliemeister (3)
8. Bruce Brantley (25)
9. Bo Hartley (3x)
10. Francis Crowder (77)
11. Bill Pettijohn (9)
12. Daniel Miller (00)
13. Dude Teate (0)
DNS Tommy Nichols (55)

 

 

Peck stays hot, claims All Star win at Attica

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, April 3, 2021

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Justin Peck continued his impressive early season success Saturday by earning his first ever Attica Raceway Park victory and his second career Flo Racing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 win during the Core & Main Spring Nationals. Peck, from Monrovia, Indiana, came into the first All Star point race having won two events against the tough Pennsylvania Posse already this season aboard the Tom Buch Motorsports #13.

Peck took the lead from Zeb Wise utilizing the extreme high line exiting turn two on lap 28 and drove his Coastal Race Parts.com/DMI/RPM Chassis/HP Engines backed machine to a convincing win.

“If you would have told me this last year I would have told you you are crazy because I didn’t win a race all year last year. To win the All Star opener going into an entire 58 race long point schedule is freaking awesome. I just can’t say enough about this Tom Buch Motorsports team and Sean and Kurt give me an outstanding race car every time I hit the race track. Really when we started off the night we were just okay I felt like. We were more or less a fifth place race car in my opinion and I just kept talking to my guys and they kept giving me what I wanted and here we are standing on the front stretch,” said Peck.

Peck was one of the very few cars to utilize the high line in turns one and two and he felt that was the winning recipe. “It kind of curbed up there and as long as you could feather it off of two and have your motor detuned you could really kind of move it up through there. I just stuck to what I knew and that’s pound the boards. I told my guys before the feature if we get to lapped traffic we had the best shot because my car worked up there,” he said.

Zeb Wise, who led laps six through 27, scored a solid runner-up finish. “Can’t say enough about Wayne and my dad and everyone on this team. It’s only our second race and we are up here on the podium tying my best finish with the All Stars. Me and Wayne are still learning each other and I’m pretty happy with how things are going,” said Wise beside his Sun Dollar Restoration/Quick Pits Auto/Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales/Bill’s Towing backed #10.

Attica season opener winner Hunter Schuerenberg drove his TK Concrete/Maxim Trucking/Logan Contractors/Eddie Gilstrap Motors #55 to a third place finish.

“I think we maybe could have gotten there a little bit sooner. I was convinced it was going to take rubber and it kind of did and I might have saved a little bit too long. It got us there at the end but I probably could have pushed it a bit more early. All and all happy…we’re close. I couldn’t be more happy with the opportunity I’ve been blessed with in this Vermeer Motorsports team,” said Schuerenberg.

At the drop of the green for the 40 lap All Star feature, pole sitter Cory Eliason jumped into the lead with Wise, Ian Madsen, Peck, Schuerenberg, Cale Conley, Craig Mintz and Caleb Griffith in tow. Wise began pressuring Eliason by lap three just before a caution flew two circuits later. On the restart another caution flew and when the green reappeared Wise drove under Eliason for the lead. Peck took third on lap seven as Wise pulled away from the field.

Wise built a two second lead by lap 10 over Eliason, Peck, Madsen, Schuerenberg, Griffith and Mintz. Just as Wise entered heavy lapped traffic on lap 15 the race’s final caution flew as Peck drove into second. On the restart Wise pulled away from Peck with Eliason, Madsen, Schuerenberg, Mintz and Brent Marks in pursuit. By lap 21 Wise had found lapped traffic again and Peck began to close. Racing through traffic, Peck blasted the thin cushion in turn two and drove into the lead on lap 28 and quickly pulled away.

With six laps to go Peck had put two lapped cars between himself and Wise while Eliason battled with Schuerenberg and Marks for third. Schuerenberg took third on lap 38, bringing marks into fourth. Peck drove to the win over Wise, Schuerenberg, Marks and Eliason.

Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver also continued his early season dominance, taking the lead in the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature on lap five and holding off a charging Jamie Miller for his third consecutive feature win at Attica. The 2020 track champion now has 59 career 305 wins at Attica Raceway Park.

“The lapped cars were up there and I didn’t want to venture too far up. Basically I got them and found the rubber first and got lucky. I have to thank Bob Hampshire and Dave Rice, and Daniel for not over-wrenching it,” said Weaver beside his B&B Drain Service/Adkins Motorsports/M&L Excavating backed #1W.

Miller grabbed the early lead at the drop of the green for the 25 lap 305 A-main with Chris Verda, Weaver, Kasey Jedrzejek, Tyler Shullick and Larry Kingseed in tow. Weaver moved into second on lap two and used the bottom of turn two to take the lead on lap five.

Just as Weaver encountered very heavy lapped traffic, the race’s only caution flew on lap nine. When the green flew Weaver drove to a sizeable lead over Miller while Verda, Jedrzejek, Kingseed, Brandon Moore, Shullick and 15th starter Dustin Stroup putting on an entertaining battle for third. Jedrzejek took third on lap 15 with Stroup moving into fourth on lap 18.

Miller had one more shot at Weaver as they raced into very heavy lapped traffic with three laps to go. Entering the final two turns on the last lap Miller was right on Weaver’s rear bumper but Weaver held him off for the win, Jedrzejek, Stroup and Steve Rando rounded out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Saturday, April 9 with the 410 sprints, UMP late models and 305 sprints.

Fans and race teams should visit www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

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Attica Raceway Park

Saturday, April 03

Core & Main Spring Nationals

All Star Circuit of Champions

Qualifying

Group (A)

1. 11-Ian Madsen, 12.572; 2. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.774; 3. 10-Zeb Wise, 12.798; 4. O7-Lucas Wolfe, 12.801; 5. 13-Justin Peck, 12.816; 6. 16-DJ Foos, 12.817; 7. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.826; 8. 23-Chris Andrews, 12.845; 9. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 12.852; 10. 5-Brent Marks, 12.956; 11. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.977; 12. 3C-Cale Conley, 12.983; 13. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.000; 14. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.002; 15. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.027; 16. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.028; 17. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.044; 18. 4-Cap Henry, 13.054; 19. 18-Cole Macedo, 13.112; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.119; 21. 29-Stuart Brubaker, 13.149; 22. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.186; 23. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.241; 24. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.307; 25. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.343; 26. 27S-John Ivy, 13.348; 27. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 13.481; 28. 2-Ricky Peterson, 13.584; 29. 12-Kyle Capodice, 13.841; 30. 16B-Zane DeVault, 14.353

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer

1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [2]; 2. 5-Brent Marks [1]; 3. 11-Ian Madsen [4]; 4. O7-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs [6]; 6. 18-Cole Macedo [7]; 7. 5R-Byron Reed [8]; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson [10]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [9]; 10. 17B-Bill Balog [5]

Heat #2 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer

1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. O9-Craig Mintz [4]; 3. 13-Justin Peck [3]; 4. 23-Chris Andrews [2]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [6]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 8. 27S-John Ivy [9]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice [10]

Heat #3 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer

1. 3C-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 10-Zeb Wise [4]; 3. 33W-Caleb Griffith [5]; 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [2]; 5. 4-Cap Henry [6]; 6. 29-Stuart Brubaker [7]; 7. 1-Nate Dussel [8]; 8. 16-DJ Foos [3]; 9. 16B-Zane DeVault [10]; 10. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [9]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)

1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 10-Zeb Wise [4]; 3. 13-Justin Peck [2]; 4. 11-Ian Madsen [5]; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [8]; 6. 3C-Cale Conley [6]; 7. O9-Craig Mintz [7]; 8. O7-Lucas Wolfe [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer

1. 16-DJ Foos [1]; 2. 27S-John Ivy [6]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed [4]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog [2]; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson [7]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [3]; 7. 1-Nate Dussel [5]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [9]; 10. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [11]; 11. 16B-Zane DeVault [10]; 12. 12-Kyle Capodice [12]

A-Main (40 Laps)

1. 13-Justin Peck [3]; 2. 10-Zeb Wise [2]; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 4. 5-Brent Marks [9]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 6. O9-Craig Mintz [7]; 7. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [12]; 8. 11-Ian Madsen [4]; 9. 23-Chris Andrews [11]; 10. 16-DJ Foos [19]; 11. 33W-Caleb Griffith [10]; 12. 3J-Trey Jacobs [13]; 13. 5T-Travis Philo [14]; 14. 3C-Cale Conley [6]; 15. 17B-Bill Balog [22]; 16. 5R-Byron Reed [21]; 17. 22-Brandon Spithaler [18]; 18. 4-Cap Henry [15]; 19. 27S-John Ivy [20]; 20. 29-Stuart Brubaker [17]; 21. 8M-TJ Michael [24]; 22. O7-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 23. 2-Ricky Peterson [23]; 24. 18-Cole Macedo [16]

Hard Charger: 16-DJ Foos +9

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 9R-Logan Riehl[1] ; 2. 4T-Dylan Troyer[2] ; 3. Z10-Brandon Moore[4] ; 4. 22-Justin Lusk[3] ; 5. 28-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 6. X-Mike Keegan[5] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 8. 3M-Logan Monugoo[9] ; 9. 12F-Matt Foos[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 3V-Chris Verda[1] ; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[5] ; 3. 75-Jerry Dahms[2] ; 4. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[7] ; 5. 6-Jimmie Ward Jr[4] ; 6. 51-Garrett Craine[3] ; 7. 34-Judson Dickerson[9] ; 8. 98-Robert Robenalt[8] ; 9. 32-Bryce Lucius[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 26-Jamie Miller[6] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 3. 5-Kody Brewer[1] ; 4. 10X-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 5. 3X-Brandon Riehl[4] ; 6. 28T-Tad Peck[8] ; 7. 63-Randy Ruble[9] ; 8. 77X-Jamin Kindred[2] ; 9. 27-Joey Pendergrass[5]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[2] ; 3. 61-Tyler Shullick[3] ; 4. 1H-Zeth Sabo[6] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[5] ; 7. 5M-Mike Moore[8] ; 8. 13-Jeremy Duposki[4]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 28-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[3] ; 4. 27-Joey Pendergrass[4] ; 5. 12F-Matt Foos[9] ; 6. 77X-Jamin Kindred[10] ; 7. 63-Randy Ruble[8] ; 8. 3M-Logan Monugoo[7] ; 9. 3X-Brandon Riehl[2] ; 10. 28T-Tad Peck[6]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. 51-Garrett Craine[3] ; 3. 5M-Mike Moore[6] ; 4. X15-Kasey Ziebold[4] ; 5. 13-Jeremy Duposki[8] ; 6. 32-Bryce Lucius[9] ; 7. 98-Robert Robenalt[7] ; 8. 34-Judson Dickerson[5] ; 9. 6-Jimmie Ward Jr[1]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[1] ; 3. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[3] ; 4. 10X-Dustin Stroup[15] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[9] ; 6. Z10-Brandon Moore[10] ; 7. 3V-Chris Verda[2] ; 8. 11G-Luke Griffith[19] ; 9. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[5] ; 10. 1H-Zeth Sabo[16] ; 11. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[14] ; 12. 61-Tyler Shullick[6] ; 13. 36-Seth Schneider[18] ; 14. 9R-Logan Riehl[12] ; 15. X-Mike Keegan[21] ; 16. 4T-Dylan Troyer[7] ; 17. 28-Shawn Valenti[17] ; 18. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 19. 5M-Mike Moore[22] ; 20. 5-Kody Brewer[11] ; 21. 22-Justin Lusk[13] ; 22. 51-Garrett Craine[20]

Hard Charger: 10x-Dustin Stroup +11


 


Clouser Wins POWRi WAR LOS Non-Wing
Nationals Championship Night

Belleville, IL. (04/03/2021) Championship Night at the Third Annual Lake Ozark Speedway Non-Wing Nationals would not disappoint in amazing action with a full field of Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League competitors all trying to find the most speed on the one-third mile oval. With great side-by-side racing throughout the evening, Mario Clouser would use precision and late-race dramatics to claim the feature victory.

With elbows up heat racing witnessing Wesley Smith, Joe B. Miller, and Mario Clouser all picking up the early wins, high point qualifier Mario Clouser would lead the field of twenty-two competitors to the initial start. Using an outstanding start Mario Clouser would fly to the lead on the first lap with Wesley Smith close behind.

Showing the way for the next several track circuits Clouser would stretch a commanding lead with as drivers would slice and dice for positions on the cowboy up the racing surface. A four-car battle would break out for the second position as Smith, Joe B. Miller, Wyatt Burks, and Riley Kreisel would all try their best to run down the ultra-fast Mario.

As the laps were ticking away LOS Non-Wing Nationals Night One winner Wesley Smith would find another gear on the high side passing Clouser for the lead with Kreisel, Burks, and Miller holding steady behind them.

Caution would fly as the field was coming to the white flag bunching the field back together for a green-white-checkered flag shootout. With Smith leading the pack, the late-race restart would witness Clouser and Smith swap sliders on each end of the track in a dramatic closing with Mario Clouser earning a hard-fought battle feature victory. Smith would finish the night in a close second-place finish as Riley Kreisel rounded out the podium.

Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot Lap Time: 6 – Mario Clouser (14.416)
Smith Titanium Heat 1 Winner: 44 – Wesley Smith
Saldana Race Products Heat 2 Winner: 31 – Joe B Miller
Rod End Supply Heat 3 Winner: 6 – Mario Clouser
Max Papis Innovations High Point: 6 – Mario Clouser
TRD Hard Charger: 22 – Koby Barksdale (+6)
Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 6 - Mario Clouser

Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League Feature Results at Lake Ozark Speedway 04/03/2021:
1. 6-Mario Clouser[1]; 2. 44-Wesley Smith[2]; 3. 91-Riley Kreisel[7]; 4. 74-Xavier Doney[6]; 5. 11W-Wyatt Burks[4]; 6. 31-Joe B Miller[3]; 7. 8D-Terry Babb[10]; 8. 28-Kory Schudy[5]; 9. 22-Koby Barksdale[15]; 10. 9H-Mitchell Moore[12]; 11. 73-Samuel Wagner[13]; 12. 24H-Ty Hulsey[9]; 13. 52F-Logan Faucon[16]; 14. 7JR-JD Black[18]; 15. 16-Anthony Nicholson[11]; 16. 8BB-Brody Bay[21]; 17. 77-Jack Wagner[8]; 18. 41-Brad Wyatt[19]; 19. 24C-Craig Carroll[17]; 20. 18-Wyatt Siegel[14]; 21. 5BB-Robert Talley[20]; 22. 00-Taylor Walton[22]

Up next for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car League will be a trip down south to Arkansas, with a pair of racing nights at I-30 Speedway for the ‘Little Rock Nationals’, as part of an all POWRi event with the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues and the POWRi Engler Machine and Tool 600cc Outlaw Micro Sprints on Friday, April 16th and Saturday, April 17th.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

Rusty’s Slice of History at Mildura

Rusty Hickman carved his own slice of history last night when he became the 2021 Mainline Dynolog
Dynamometers Allstars Series champion emulating his father’s feats from the very first Allstars
Series in 2007/2008.

Hickman took the lead from Pole Sitter Lisa Walker at half race distance and used cautions and lap traffic to his advantage. Walker whilst running in second was enjoying a duel with Brenten Farrer before getting loose in turn 4 and making contact with Farrer causing him to slam the Turn 4 wall. Farrer would watch the rest of the race from the infield with Walker being sent to the rear at the restart.

2 time Allstars Series Champ Mark Caruso finished second with Daniel Evans rounding out the podium. Evans enjoyed a strong return to form after stepping out of his regular Mildura based McClure Motorsports VA9 entry that has been his seat for the past 2 seasons in favour of his familiar Family owned SA44 entry in the weeks leading up.

Charles Hunter had a consistent night finishing in 4th place with hard charging South Aussie Ben Morris rounding out the top 5. Phil Lock was next across the line with Jarman Dalitz, Paul Solomon, Walker and Cam Waters completing the top 10. They were followed by Dan Scott, Blake Walsh, Jay Brown and Stacey Galiford as the remainder of the finishers.

Brad Warren who stepped into the VA9 ride finished on the infield. He was joined by Chris Solomon, Todd Moule, Quick Time man Farrer and Brett Smith. Ryan Davis was the man to watch during the race using the highline to advantage advancing several positions to provisionally finish in 5th place only to have his right rear tyre go flat and subsequently go underweight across the scales in post- race weighing.

For Hickman however it was a series of Perfection being the first Father and Son combination to win the Allstars Series and the first driver to finish on every podium in a single season. He also picked up
3 wins and a second and a third to go along with his 2 Quick Time Awards. Heat wins – Farrer, Walker, Evans, Morris, Caruso and Hickman
A Main results: 1st Rusty Hickman, 2nd Mark Caruso, 3rd Daniel Evans, 4th Charles Hunter, 5th Ben
Morris 6th Phil Lock, 7th Jarman Dalitz, 8th Paul Solomon, 9th Lisa Walker, 10th Cam Waters, 11th Dan
Scott, 12th Blake Walsh, 13th Jay Brown 14th Stacey Galiford, 15th Brad Warren DNF, 16th Chris
Solomon DNF, 17th Todd Moule DNF, 18th Brenten Farrer DNF, 19th Brett Smith DNF

Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw –- $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Paul Solomon – Vortex Front Wing Hoosier Hero – Rusty Hickman – Hoosier WAV tyre Flocon Lucky 7 – Jarman Dalitz - $100 cash
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – Paul Solomon - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –Dan Scott - Fire Extinguisher
TEH Hard Charger – Dan Scott - $100 bonus
BF 10 – Cam Waters- $100 Fuel Card
Oval Express Quick Time overall for Hot Laps – Brenten Farrer - $50 cash
Sacrifice Scooters- Lisa Walker
South West Conveyancing Right Rear Winners, 1st & 2nd in B-Main- Cam Waters and Blake Walsh

 

Wesley Smith Claims Night One of the
 POWRi WAR LOS Non-Wing Nationals
Belleville, IL. (04/02/2021) The Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League would kick off their 2021 season with the Lake Ozark Speedway Third Annual Non-Wing Nationals with a solid field of open-wheel competitors all vying for the top position. After the final checkered flag was waved, Wesley Smith would emerge as the 2021 LOS Non-Wing Nationals Night One Winner.

After three heat races witnessing Xavier Doney, Kory Schudy, and Riley Kreisel all winning in the respective races, the high-point qualifier Kory Schudy would lead the field of twenty-two Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League competitors to the initial start. With the green flag waving Riley Kreisel would grab the early racing advantage using an outside line drive to perfection.

With Kreisel out front leading the pack on lap one, Schudy would not waste any time reclaiming the top spot on the second lap. Wesley Smith would run the top two down and press for the lead within the opening laps, gaining the race advantage from Schudy using a great cornering maneuver. Outstanding racing action throughout the field for positions would see the laps tick away with Wesley able to drive through lap traffic with ease spacing himself from the second-place contender Mario Clouser.

Caution would bunch the field back together with eight laps remaining as Smith again stretched a commanding lead over the field. Clouser would try everything to gain momentum on the leader all while trying to hold off the hard charges of Joe B. Miller and Xavier Doney.

Once again caution would show with four laps remaining setting up a shootout for the feature finish. Smith would prove the be the driver of the field with Mario Clouser making an outstanding last-ditch effort to no avail. Smith would lead the final twenty-one laps to claim the feature win with Clouser placing a close second. Joe B. Miller finished a hard-fought battle in third as rookie Xavier Doney finished fourth and Jack Wagner rounded out the night’s podium.

Smith Titanium Heat 1 Winner: 74 – Xavier Doney
Saldana Race Products Heat 2 Winner: 28 – Kory Schudy
Rod End Supply Heat 3 Winner: 91 – Riley Kreisel
Max Papis Innovations High Point: 28 – Kory Schudy
TRD Hard Charger: 77 – Jack Wagner (+8)
Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 44- Wesley Smith

Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League Feature Results at Lake Ozark Speedway 04/02/2021:
1. 44-Wesley Smith[4]; 2. 6-Mario Clouser[6]; 3. 31-Joe B Miller[8]; 4. 74-Xavier Doney[5]; 5. 77-Jack Wagner[13]; 6. 28-Kory Schudy[1]; 7. 91-Riley Kreisel[2]; 8. 9H-Mitchell Moore[3]; 9. 00-Taylor Walton[7]; 10. 16-Anthony Nicholson[9]; 11. 73-Samuel Wagner[12]; 12. 24H-Ty Hulsey[16]; 13. 8BB-Brody Bay[21]; 14. 5BB-Robert Talley[22]; 15. 52F-Logan Faucon[11]; 16. 67-Jonathan Hughes[10]; 17. 24C-Craig Carroll[15]; 18. 11W-Wyatt Burks[19]; 19. 27-Justin Johnson[20]; 20. 18-Wyatt Siegel[18]; 21. 8D-Terry Babb[17]; 22. 41-Brad Wyatt[14]

The Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League will be back to wrap up the Third Annual Lake Ozark Speedway Non-Wing Nationals on Saturday, April 3rd. Fans unable to attend can catch all the POWRi WAR racing action with a FREE sneak preview of the new MAVTV Plus platform as well as on the MAV TV Facebook page. Tickets can be purchased online for Saturday, April 3rd, at https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?i=1227411&store=17186.

Saturday, April 3rd Details:
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Drivers Registration – 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Drivers Meeting - 4:30 PM
Hot Laps - 5:00 PM
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Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

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Nagy Wins MASS/PASS Co-Sanction at Bridgeport

Veteran Kevin Nagy of Wind Gap, Pa., who won his first limited-engine sprint car feature 19 years ago, started on the pole Friday night at Bridgeport Motorsports Park and held off multiple challenges and challengers to lead all 25 laps and score the feature win in Day 1 of the track’s Kingdom of Speed Weekend.

The IMCA/RaceSaver race was co-sanctioned by the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, which hosted, and the PA Sprint Series.

Nagy, driving his own Nagy Excavating #45, first fought off outside front-row starter Phil Meisner, then, after Meisner brought out the race’s first caution, dealt with challenges from Rick Stief. Finally, Dave Brown took over second and mounted attacks on the race’s last two restarts, narrowly failing to displace the winner.

At the checkers, Nagy led Brown across the line by 1.736 seconds, with Dom Melair finishing 1.205 seconds farther back in third, a position he held despite a broken front wing. Melair paced the PA Sprint Series regulars.

Rory Janney finished fourth, ahead of Bryant Davis. Larry McVay, Zach Bealer, Cody West, John Brennfleck and Eddie Wagner completed the top 10.

In a 37-car field, Bealer and West both were making their first RaceSaver starts. The former started 17th, while the latter came from the rear of the feature twice.

The race’s only serious incident came on lap 12 when five cars tangled in the third and forth turns. Kristina Pratt, the 2020 MASS Rookie of the Year, had her car tip over in the melee, but no injuries were reported.

Heat races were particularly competitive in the crowded field and were won by Nagy, Ryan Stillwagon, Stief and Melair. Twin B-Mains went to Zach Berghof and West.

The race was the first of several co-sanctions involving MASS and PASS this season, with the next being Friday, June 11, at Big Diamond Speedway. Others will be held at Bloomsburg Fair Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway.

For updated schedule or other information, visit www.pasprintseries.com or the PA Sprint Series Facebook page.

BRIDGEPORT RESULTS FRIDAY, MARCH 26

HEAT 1 – 1. 45-Kevin Nagy; 2. 44-Dave Brown; 3. 15B-Bryant Davis; 4. 19-Craig Pellagrini; 5. 18-Tim Tanner; 6. 44B-Zack Bealer; 7. 19A-Zach Berghof; 8. 86-Darren Cox; 9. 57V-Dave Bonner; 10. 7-AidenBorden.

HEAT 2 – 1. 11-Ryan Stillwagon; 2. 4B-John Brennfleck; 3. 83-Larry McVay; 4. 07-Rich Janney; 5. 39X-Scott Frack; 6. 70-Eddie Wagner; 7. 56-Cody West; 8. 35-Buddy Schweibinz. DNS – 2-C.J. Faison.

HEAT 3 – 1. 9S-Rick Stief; 2. 78-Justin Clark; 3. 88-Rory Janney; 4. 12-Joe Kay; 5. X-Josh Bricker; 6. 54-Mike Melair; 7. 9N-Justin Nowlen; 8. 32-Dale Eggert(DNF) . DNS - 54-Pete U’Selis.

HEAT 4 – 1. 55-Dom Melair; 2. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 3. 1-Phil Meisner; 4. 03-Matthew Swift; 5. 17C-Keith Anderson; 6. 3-Cory Cornell; 7. 23-Brody Adamsky (DNF); 8. 11-Dylan Smith (DNF). DNS – 38-Marie McVay.

B-Main 1 – 1. 19A-Zach Berghof; 2. 86-Darren Cox; 3. 54-Mike Melair; 4. 7-Aiden Borden; 5. 9N-Justin Nowlen; 6. 57V-Dave Bonner (DNF). DNS – 54-Pat U’Selis.

B-Main 2 – 1. 56-Cody West; 2. 70-Eddie Wagner; 3. 35-Buddy Schweibinz; 4. 2-C.J. Faison; 5. 11-Dylan Smith; 6. 3-Cory Cornell; 7. 23-Brody Adamsky (DNF). DNS – 38-Marie McVay.

FEATURE – 1. 45-Kevin Nagy; 2. 44-Dave Brown; 3. 55-Dom Melair; 4. 88-Rory Janney; 5. 15B-Bryant Davis; 6. 83-Larry McVay; 7. 44B-Zack Bealer; 8. 56-Cody West; 9. 4B-John Brennfleck; 10. 70-Eddie Wagner; 11. 07-Rich Janney; 12. X-Josh Bricker; 13. 9S-Rick Stief; 14. 03-Matthew Swift; 15. 39X-Scott Frack; 16. 19A-Zach Berghof; 17. 11-Ryan Stillwagon; 18. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 19. 19-Craig Pellagrini; 20. 86-Darren Cox; 21. 12-Joe Kay; 22. 1-Phil Meisner; 23. 78-Justin Clark. DNS – 17C-Keith Anderson; 18-Tim Tanner. DNQ – 54-Mike Melair; 35-Buddy Schweibinz; 7-Aiden Borden; 2-C.J. Faison; 9N-Justin Nowlen; 11-Dylan Smith; 57V-Dave Bonner; 3-Cory Cornell; 23-Brody Adamsky; 32-Dale Eggert; 54-Pat U’Selis; 38-Marie McVay.

 


 

Hanson Takes Lincoln Thriller

Jaremi Hanson survived a fierce, multi-lap battle – and serious contact – with Mikell McGee and then held off veteran Doug Dodson’s last-lap challenge to win the PA Sprint Series 20-lap feature Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway.

It was the Dillsburg veteran’s third win at the Pidgeon Hills track.

Dodson, of Middletown, came home less than a quarter of a second behind Hanson, with Dom Melair of Warrington, who also had a shot at the leader before being passed by Dodson on the next-to-last lap, finishing third. McGee, of Doylesburg, who led the first six laps, was fourth, with Moyock, N.C., invader Daren Bolac fifth.

Devin Adams, Ken Duke Jr., John Walp, Kruz Kepner and Larry McVay completed the top 10.

Hanson’s National Energy of Gettysburg/Just for Jacks Home Construction/Whitehall Flyway Mini Cattle/Ort Signs #36 started outside the front row, but pole-starting McGee grabbed the early lead, with a fierce battle behind them for the next several positions.

That battle collected Ohio’s Justin Clark (runner-up in last year’s Keystone RaceSaver Challenge), who backed into the second turn rail and rolled over on lap 7. He was not injured, but the car was done.

On the restart, Hanson made what turned out to be the winning pass, and he did so just before the caution flew again for a spin by Austin Graby. When racing resumed again, McGee very nearly reclaimed the lead, but soon he was fighting off Melair. The latter also was defending his position against Dave Grube, but Grube spun in the second turn on lap 10. That moved Dodson, who had started 11th, into the top five.

On the lap 10 restart, Hanson, who had been running high on the track, dropped down in front of McGee, and the two cars made hard contact in turn 1. Both recovered, but Melair slipped past McGee into second. Dodson took fourth from Bolac, and while Henson established a lead, Melair, McGee and Dodson battled fiercely for second.

The scene changed when Kassidy Kreitz spun in turn 4 on lap 19, setting up the final battle for the win. On the restart, Dodson was able to pass Melair for second but fell just short in challenging the winner.

The victory also was the third at Lincoln for Hanson’s car owner Rod Ort, who took a pair of checkered flags himself. Ironically, when Ort won in 2004, Jim Siegal was the 410 sprint winner, and Siegel claimed Saturday night’s victory as well – 17 years later.

The race drew 33 entries from seven states, including two potential contenders for this year’s IMCA/RaceSaver National Championship: Ohio’s Clark and Jeff Oliver, a former Californian now living in Georgia. Ken Duke Jr. of Selinsgrove, the night’s seventh-place finisher, was the 2019 National Champion.

Heat wins went to McGee, Jeff Weaver, Clark and Hanson, with McVay claiming the B-Main, which also featured a great charge by Jared Zionkowski from ninth to second. There were no serious incidents in the preliminary events.

In a race with lots of passing, McVay earned Hard Charger honors by advancing 11 positions from 21st to 10th. Runner-up Dodson and Duke each moved up nine spots.

This week the PASS sprinters have another doubheleader, racing at Williams Grove Speedway Friday night with 410 sprints and USAC Eastern Wingless 360s, then running at Port Royal Speedway Saturday with 410 sprints and late models.

For the latest schedule and other information, visit www.pasprintseries.com or the PA Sprint Series Facebook page.

Results from Lincoln Speedway March 27

HEAT 1 – 1. 11M-Mikell McGee; 2. 20-Doug Dodson; 3. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 4. 21B-Brandon McLain; 5. 54-Mike Melair; 6. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 7. 87-Austin Graby; 8. 44B-Zack Bealer; 9. 25-Dustin Young.

HEAT 2 – 1. 52-Jeffrey Weaver; 2. 5-John Walp; 3. 3D-Dave Grube; 4. 29-Jeff Oliver; 5. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 6. 11W-Donnie Wise; 7. 17R-Frank Rusnock; 8. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski (DNF).

HEAT 3 – 1. 78-Justin Clark; 2. 44V-Daren Bolac; 3. 99-Devin Adams; 4. 18-Ian Detweiler; 5. 51-Dave Graber; 6. 83-Larry McVay; 7. 121-Steve Glover; 8. 03-Branstin Shue (DNF).

HEAT 4 – 1. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 2. 55-Dom Melair; 3. 19-Kruz Kepner; 4. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 5. 8-Will Brunson; 6. 80-Dave Wickham; 7. 21-Andrew Boyer; 8. 18A-Alex Schmiedel (DNF).

B-MAIN – 1. 83-Larry McVay; 2. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 3. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 4. 87-Austin Graby; 5. 121-Steve Glover; 6. 21-Andrew Boyer; 7. 25-Dustin Young; 8. 44B-Zack Bealer; 9. 11W-Donnie Wise; 10. 18A-Alex Schmiedel; 11. 80-Dave Wickham; 12. 03-Branstin Shue; 13. 17R-Frank Rusnock (DNF).

FEATURE – 1. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 2. 20-Doug Dodson; 3. 55-Dom Melair; 4. 11M-Mikell McGee; 5. 44V-Daren Bolac; 6. 99-Devin Adams; 7. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 8. 5-John Walp; 9. 19-Kruz Kepner; 10. 83-Larry McVay; 11. 52-Jeffrey Weaver; 12. 21B-Brandon McLain; 13. 29-Jeff Oliver; 14. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 15. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 16. 8-Will Brunson; 17. 18-Ian Detweiler; 18. 51-Dave Graber; 19. 54-Mike Melair; 20. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz (DNF); 21. 3D-Dave Grube (DNF); 22. 31-Donnie Hendershot (DNF); 23. 87-Austin Graby (DNF); 24. 78-Justin Clark (DNF). DNQ – 121-Steve Glover; 21-Andrew Boyer; 25-Dustin Young; 44B-Zack Bealer; 11W-Donnie Wise; 18A-Alex Schmiedel; 80-Dave Wickham; 03-Branstin Shue.

 

 

Jake Neuman Stops Kofoid’s Winning Streak at the End of Turnpike Challenge

Tulsa, OK. (03/28/2021) The reigning 2020 Lucas Oil POWRi National Champion, Jake Neuman claimed the victory to close out the 8th Annual Turnpike Challenge at Port City Raceway. The New Berlin native also broke the four-race win streak of Michael “Buddy” Kofoid to end the night.

Neuman slated to start in the fourth position for the 30- lap main event found himself getting to the second position quickly. Joe B Miller took the top side early on and found the lead. After a caution on lap four in turn 3&4 for Brenham Crouch the field came back to green.

On the restart, Neuman threw a slide job and it stuck for him to take over the lead from Joe B Miller. The field behind him start battling for positions, Cannon McIntosh and Joe B are battling it out for the second position and make contact which caused Joe B to spin.

As the race heats up and the laps wound down, Jake Neuman still led but hard charging Buddy Kofoid and Emerson Axsom weren’t settling for anything besides first place. Neuman entered into lapped traffic which gave Axsom and Kofoid a chance to catch up.

Neuman prevailed and took his family owned 3N to victory lane for the first time on the 2021 season. Emerson Axsom finished second and Buddy Kofoid in third, Daison Pursley in fourth, and Cannon McIntosh rounded out the top five. The 8th Annual Turnpike Challenge has come to a close and the drivers will be back in action in two weeks in Arkansas.

Smith Titanium Heat 1 Winner: 86-Brent Crews

Saldana Race Products Heat 2 Winner: 49-Joe B Miller Rod End Supply Heat 3 Winner: 49-Joe B Miller

Schur Built Suspensions Heat 4 Winner: 85T-Ryan Timms

Keizer Wheels Heat 5 Winner: 97-Brenham Crouch

Max Papis Innovations High Point: 49-Joe B Miller MVT Semi-Feature 1: 91T-Tyler Thomas

Auto Meter Semi-Features 2: 44X-Wesley Smith

TRD Hard Charger: 32-Trey Marcham

Realty Connect Feature Winner: 3N-Jake Neuman POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 3N-Jake Neuman 2. 15-Emerson Axsom 3. 67-Buddy Kofoid 4. 71K-Daison Pursley 5. 08-Cannon McIntosh 6. 86-Brent Crews 7. 21K-Karter Sarff 8. 32-Trey Marcham 9. 01-Bryant Wiedeman 10. 91T-Tyler Thomas 11. 8J-Jonathan Beason 12. 72-Sam Johnson 13. 44X-Wesley Smith 14. 49-Joe B Miller 15. 19M-Ethan Mitchell 16. 97-Brenham Crouch 17. 85T-Ryan Timms 18. 71-Kaylee Bryson 19. 27B-Jake Bubak 20. 21KS-Trey Gropp 21. 7U-Kyle Jones 22. 21-Emilio Hoover 23. 67K-Cade Lewis 23. 7M-Chance Morton

The Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League will be back in action April 16th and 17th at Little Rock Arkansas.

Photo Credits: Danny Clum

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King Jr conquers Mercer chiller thriller BRP modified tour for 4th in a row! Krummert wins in FASTRAK mods; first time winners in McCandless (305 sprints); Shagla Jr (pro stocks) and Ealy (mini stocks).

By Jim Balentine

(Mercer,Pa)
Under a beautiful blue sky with temperatures nearing 70° Michaels Mercer raceway opened it’s Historic 70th anniversary season with the annual running of the chiller thriller while a jam packed crowd took in the evening.

Rex King Jr picked up his fourth BRP modified tour chiller thriller in a row, Garrett krummert was victorious in the FASTRAK limited modifieds for the 11th time, also three first time winners in Dave Shagla jr pro stocks and first career wins for Logan McCandless 305 sprints and Carl Ealy mini stocks.

27 BRP big block modifieds came to do battle on the tricky 3/8 mile bent egg oval with much attrition during the heat races. all but two cars were able to start the feature that put Rex King Jr on the outside pole. after multiple restarts king jr. led the entire way but was hounded by Garrett Krummert for the entire race with Krummert showing his nose under king several times. king was able to hold off Krummert at the end of the 35 lap feature. The New York state contingent finished 3-5th with Justin Haers third, Chad Brachmann fourth and Erick Rudolph fifth up from the rear after an early tangle.King Jr said “I’m very fortunate to have a race track that stays around for so many years. I couldn’t hear Krummert or see the scoreboard and I knew him and the New York guys were tough but we had just enough to be where we were tonight! I’m surrounded by great people let’s get back to the good stuff”

Second generation driver Logan McCandless who has only been racing for a few years in the 305 sprints put it all together and led flag to flag in the racesaver 305 sprint feature. Jeremy Kornbau hounded Logan the entire race but could not get around him and ended up in second place. Jake Gomola moved up 4 spots to finish 3rd, Steve Cousins 4th and Kyle Colwell 5th. Logan said “It feels great!!! I can’t thank everybody enough...car held up great and we put on a great show”

In the pro stock main event an exciting contest occurred when Jamie Duncan, who has never won at Mercer, took the early lead but then suffered a small fire under the car to bring out the red flag. he was able to restart at the tail. that put Jamie Barber into the lead who won last year’s little guy nationals but Barber got tangled up with a lap car in turn 4 putting him to the tail as well!!! That put second generation driver Dave Shagla jr in the lead and went on to win his first career Mercer feature. Jimmy Kennerknecht moved up 5 spots to finish 2nd and challenged Shagla in the remaining laps. Chris Withers was 3rd, Jamie Colwell 4th and Ray Gregory 5th.

Garrett Krummert redeemed himself after his 2nd place big block finish by dominating the FASTRAK modified feature leading flag to flag. Chas Wolbert and Brian Schaffer swapped 2nd and 3rd place back and forth and Wolbert went on to finish 2nd, Shaffer was 3rd, Justin Shea 4th and Jordan ehrenberg 5th.

The mighty Mercer mini stocks started with 27 cars that was whittled down to 10 running at the end. Carl Ealy and newcomer Greg Kiehl started on the front row with Kiehl taking control early and was on his way to his first career Mercer checkered but Ealy was not going away as multiple cautions kept bunching up the field. Kiehl was ready to take the checkered flag but broke with a few laps remaining sending him to the pits. Ealy gained control and picked up his first career win in the shortened 10 lap affair. Jacob Wheeler was impressive coming from 21st place to 2nd, Leonard Baker Jr up six to 3rd, Mike Porterfield 4th and Trevn Schaffer up 17 positions to 5th.

The management of Michaels Mercer raceway would like to thank all the fans, drivers and crews for coming for a successful opening night! Mercer will stay dark until Saturday, April 24 when we will be back in action with our regular 4 divisions plus the 410 sprints.For more information on Mercer please visit our Facebook page or our website at www.Michaelsmercerraceway.com. You can also contact the track at 724-662-1310 or on Facebook messenger.

BRP Big Block Modified tour feature

1. 65- Rex King Jr. 2. 29-Garrett Krummert 3. 3H-Justin Haers 4. 3B-Chad Brachmann 5. 25-Erick Rudolph 6. 65-Rex King Sr. 7. 61-Dave Murdick 8. 13-Rick Regalski 9. 4-Greg Martin 10. 6F-Kyle Fink 11. 18-Eric Gabany 12. 11R-Brad Rapp 13. 83T-Tom Glenn 14. 03-Mark Frankhouser 15. 25B-Steve Barr 16. 3K-Shawn Kosar 17. 58M-Marshall Hurd 18. 11J-James Sweetung 19. 32-Jim Rasey 20. 817-John Venuto 21. 7s-Paul Kot 22. 37MD-Jeremiah Shingledecker 23. 41Tony Pangrazio 24. 5-Brian Sadler 25. 00-Curt Bish Jr. 26. 64-Rodney Beltz 27. 47-Gale Ruth Sr. 28. 74-Kevin Green-DNS 29. 35-Steve Slater-DNS

Heat winners 3H-Justin Haers, 29-Garrett Krummert, 61-Dave Murdick

305 Sprints A Feature

1. 29-Logan McCandless[1]; 2. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau[3]; 3. 4J-Jacob Gamola[7]; 4. 56-Steve Cousins[2]; 5. 27H-Kyle Colwell[4]; 6. X7-Andy Cavanagh[5]; 7. 12G-Thomas Jasen Jr[11]; 8. 10-John Hartman[10]; 9. 47-Brett Brunkenhofer[6]; 10. 25-Jarrett Rosencrance[8]; 11. 11B-Don Blaney[12]; 12. 4G-Justin Kovack[9]; 13. 72-Mike Mathieson[13]

Heat winners 29-logan mccandless, 56-Steve Cousins

 

 

Tanner Carrick finds redemption for first Sprint Car Challenge Tour win on Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – March 27, 2021…During the most recent Sprint Car Challenge Tour opener in 2019, Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick jumped out to a large lead in the feature, only to have things end after getting over the edge of the track in turn one.

Fast forward two years later and the talented 19-year-old found a little salvation on Saturday night, by claiming the $3,000 top prize at Placerville Speedway’s “Spring Fever Frenzy.” It marked Carrick’s second career victory at the quarter-mile, after earning his first just this past September.

“We always love coming to Placerville Speedway and to get a win with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour in front of these fans is pretty special,” Carrick commented. “It took a lot of patience to run that feature. It seemed like every time we would get in a groove there would be a yellow or red. I just focused on hitting my marks, especially in those closing laps and luckily we ended up here on the front stretch. I have to thank everybody that supports this race team.”

In the opening stages of the main event it was Carrick and Roseville’s Sean Becker running closely together up front, before the first red flag waved on lap eight for Michael Ing. The 35-lapper was plagued by slowdowns that didn’t allow drivers much time in lapped traffic. Early on two-time Forni Classic winner Justyn Cox was a show in himself running the ragged edge of the bullring as he made his way forward.

The Clarksburg driver jumped to second and then challenged Carrick for the lead, until things got a little too close for comfort in turn three between the pair. It resulted in Cox sitting idle in the turn to bring out the caution and suffer heartbreak after looking like one of the competitors to beat. After this the best action of the race occurred as Hollister’s Ryan Bernal carved his way up to second before going after the leader, until getting over the edge and then dropping spots on lap 24.

T. Carrick, Becker and Redding’s Chase Madjic then went at it in lapped traffic, much to the delight of the solid crowd on hand. That all came to a stop though when Bernal got off the corner again to bring out a yellow. A red flag on the restart for several drivers then created an open red and following that it was all Carrick, who drove off to take the Ron Stahl checkered flag over Becker and Madjic, who earned his best career Sprint Car Challenge Tour finish. Colfax racer Willie Croft had a strong run in fourth with Mather’s Kalib Henry rounding out the top-five.

Jodie Robinson had a fine run and was the Hard Charger in the main event after transferring out of the semi. The 18-year-old carved her way from 22nd all the way up to sixth at the finish. Completing the top-10 were Cox, who rebounded nicely, Bubba Decaires, 23rd starter Tristin Guardino and Colby Copeland. RC Smith earned the extra $100 from D&D Roofing for being the final finisher.

Joel Myers Jr. captured the B-main, while Stephen Ingraham took home the $100 Bullard Construction Award for being the first non-transfer. Sean Becker claimed the Dash and earned an extra $300 courtesy of High Sierra Industries and El Dorado Hills Landscaping. Heat wins went to Ryan Bernal, Andy Forsberg, Justyn Cox and Justin Sanders. Blake Carrick started the evening by setting the Bianchi Farms/ ADCO Driveline/ Mancamp Motorsports Fast Time to take home an extra $300.

A-main finish: 1. 83T Tanner Carrick, 2. 35 Sean Becker, 3. 2X Chase Madjic, 4. 29. Willie Croft, 5. 17 Kalib Henry, 6. 4D Jodie Robinson, 7. 7C Justyn Cox, 8. 94 Bubba Decaires, 9. 15T Tristin Guardino, 10. 5V Colby Copeland, 11. 21 Michael Ing, 12. 17W Ryan Bernal, 13. X1 Andy Forsberg, 14. 01 Nick Larson, 15. 94X Kyle Hirst, 16. 01X Andy Gregg, 17. 2XM Max Mittry, 18. 14W Ryan Robinson, 19. 4SA Justin Sanders, 20. 98 Chris Masters, 21. 38B Blake Carrick, 22. 46JR Joel Myers Jr., 23. 5C Trent Canales, 24. 4 RC Smith.

Full results are available at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1844316?fbclid=IwAR2iu2RGJyMn-HLxfNSrTzH6KLgI_nUrTzAIl3zQ8BJTdw343kG_fDFTGiI

The companion BCRA Lightning Sprint feature was all about Palmdale, CA driver Eric Greco Jr., who had his way with things out front to earn the victory over Craig Holsted, Dakota Albright, Greg Dennett and Harlee Aguilera. Heat race wins went to Hunter Kinney and Albright.

More information on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and 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.

 

 

Tim Kaeding ‘Thunderbowls’ His Way to Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series Victory Lane at KSP – LoneStar On Deck!

Elm Mott, TX (3/13/21) by DarinShort.com. 39 racing teams from five states and Canada converged upon Kennedale Speedway Park last night for the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series Spring Nationals presented by The Peterson Agencies, Smiley's Racing Products, Griffith Truck & Equipment and Cabinets By Tommy, and when the 24-car starting field had reached the checkers, it was California native Tim Kaeding that would ‘Thunderbowl’ his way into victory lane.

A beautiful Texas spring day with mostly sunny skies and temps in the low 80’s would greet all that traveled near and far to put on a FANtastic night of racing for the jumbo sized KSP crowd.

Dirt guru Bo Rawdon would have the track prepped in warp-speed condition for the qualifying heat races – but that would not stop faster cars from advancing through the field amassing critical passing points for their efforts.

All four 10-lap, 9- and 10-car heat races were completed with just one caution plus one red flag, when Robert Boxwell would execute a rough series of flips – but he would emerge unscathed much to the relief of the fans in the stands.

But it would be 7th place heat race starter Dylan Westbrook of Scotland, Ontario Canada that would slice his way through the field to a 2nd place heat finish and would emerge as top qualifier and advance directly to the pole of the 25-lap feature event.

The top 16 qualifiers would punch their ticket directly to a straight up starting position to the A-feature, while the balance of the field would be relegated to twin B-features, sponsored by Cabinets By Tommy of Granbury Texas.

With the mega-sized field of ‘Bandits teams making the tow to Kennedale, we would like to thank Cabinets By Tommy for putting up enough added purse money to start 24 teams in the feature event instead of the advertised 20 starters. Their support for the series is truly appreciated. Cabinets By Tommy also fields two teams in ‘Bandits competition, with drivers Blake Mallory and John Ricketts behind the wheel.

While we’re at it, we’d also like to thank Kathy Graham (with the 33 car of Michael Merrell) for putting up $100 for a Hard Charger award for the feature event – which would eventually be split by two drivers that each passed 16 cars in the feature event! We’ll get back to the feature race in just a moment, but that fact right there shows how wild of a race it was. It would be a tough ending to the night for Michael Merrell, as he would get into the wall in corner one executing a series of flips in his B-feature – but would get out of the car unharmed.

And we’d like to thank The Ambassador, Claud Estes III, driver of the Estes Brothers Racing #74e for supplying the series with an awesome portable PA system to use for driver meetings, and special thanks to Fred Summers of www.FixYourGenerator.com for providing a generator so we can have lighting at our series table in the pit area…and remember, If Your Generator Is Dead, Just Call Fred! The ‘Bandits would also like to thank The Peterson Agencies for being on hand to provide business owners with information on their small business employee benefits packages available through their business – and for providing two $50 cash cards as prize drawings during the event.

Back to the racing action…the 24-car feature event lineup was set, with the top four qualifiers being Dylan Westbrook, Jerrad Warhurst, Tim Kaeding and Harli White. After a beautifully executed four-wide parade lap for the fans, the green flag would fly with Westbrook taking the lead and Kaeding in tow.

The racing surface was wide-open from the outside of the infield tires, pushing all the way up to the rail at Kennedale. Within five laps, Westbrook and Kaeding would reach lapped traffic, and the chess match of negotiating lapped traffic while racing on a highly technical racing surface would thrill the fans lap after lap. The pair would race side-by-side on several occasions, with Westbrook being able to retain command until entering corner three around lap 15 when 2018 ‘Bandits series champion Colby Estes would execute a couple of rollovers directly in front of the leaders – yet they’d be able to get whoa’d down in time to avoid being caught up in the fracas. Estes would be uninjured but finished for the night.

The green flag would fire action back up on the restart with Westbrook resuming the top position in the battle. With a clear race track ahead, Westbrook would take about a 15 car length lead while the upper tier groove of the track would get precariously close to the rails.

Westbrook would catch lapped traffic with about six laps to go with a quickly closing Kaeding in tow…all while JJ Hickle would start to make his presence known by passing his way up to third position. It was then that disaster would strike for Westbrook as he would get into corner three just about 3 inches too high and would clip the wall, causing an issue with his right rear and Kaeding would zip by to take the lead with Westbrook’s night coming to an end.

The race would stay green for the final handful of laps with TK taking the win – but it definitely got close towards the end as Washington’s JJ Hickle, who started 9th would catch Kaeding’s rear bumper in lapped traffic. Hickle would finish in second ‘Bandits series regular Dale Wester in 3rd after advancing 7 spots.

So, you may be asking yourself at this point why the reference to the title of this race recap “Kaeding Thunderbowl’s His Way to Victory Lane.” It’s a direct reference to a track in California, Thunderbowl Speedway in Tulare, of which TK has years of experience on, that literally was the exact same type of racing conditions as KSP last night. This writer actually made that reference during the call to the fans during the event, that although TK had never raced at KSP before, he was highly accustomed to that type of technical and tricky racing surface – thus, IMO, giving him an edge, which ended up being a real key to victory lane. The ‘Bandits feature was 4th division out, yet still had completed just prior to 11pm.

Many of the ‘invading’ drivers commented that they enjoyed racing with the ‘Bandits series rules and the enhanced competition it creates – especially when the lead pair all of the sudden would see ‘Bandits series regular Chad Wilson catch them in lapped traffic – their team chose to compete in the event with a 305C.I. engine, proving the point that the ‘Bandits rules package works across a variety of engine combinations.

Two drivers would split the Kathy Graham $100 Hard Charger award after they each advanced 16 spots from their starting position! Those honors went to Chase Brewer and John Ricketts. Once again, thanks to Kathy for her support!

We’d like to thank the entire KENNEDALE SPEEDWAY PARK staff for providing such an excellent facility for the ‘Bandits teams to showcase their skills at, with lots of passing and wide-open racing surfaces. And we look forward to returning there on Saturday, June 19th.

Our next Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series event is at the wide, high-banked expanses of LoneStar Speedway just off of I-20 near Kilgore Texas on Saturday, April 3rd at 7pm. A full program of LoneStar racing divisions will round out the 5-division racing card. A compete event flyer and press release are already posted at the track and series Facebook pages.

Make sure to check out last night’s feature race video clip if you weren’t at the track to see it in person, as several drivers had excellent runs that may not be reflected by the finishing order of the event. Click https://youtu.be/eDwzF8oO0gI to watch Don Cook’s video of the feature event.

One final shout-out for today. Thank you to all the drivers that competed in this event, and special thanks to the 'invading' drivers for not only adopting our rules package to compete with - but being respectful of those rules. It made for a great night of fun for all involved.

Here are the feature race results from the Bandits Outlaw Spring Nationals event for the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series at Kennedale Speedway Park on Saturday March 27th:

Driver (starting position):

Tim Kaeding (3)

JJ Hickle (9)

Dale Wester (10)

Chase Brewer (20)

Harli White (4)

Chase Randall (7)

Chad Wilson (8)

John Ricketts (24)

Chris Tarrant (6)

Claud Estes III (14)

Blake Mallory (13)

Jerrad Warhurst (2)

Tyler Harris (17)

Logan Scherb (12)

Briley Stone (19)

Devon Debrick (23)

Dylan Westbrook (1)

Jason Howell (21)

DJ Estes (5)

Colby Estes (11)

Bryan Debrick (22)

Dalton Steed (18)

Jacob Harris (15)

Channin Tankersley (16)

For the latest news and series info, please visit us online at www.2021BOSS.com and on Facebook at BanditsOutlawSprintSeries.

Here is our remaining 2021 schedule as of 3/28/21:

Saturday, April 3, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Bunny Hop on the High Banks, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - Hammer Hill Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals, I-30 Speedway, Little Rock AR*

Friday, May 14, 2021 - Children's Tumor Foundation Night, Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Waco TX

Saturday, May 22, 2021 - Panhandle 25 Outlaw Sprint Nat’ls, Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX

Saturday, May 29, 2021 - TBA

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals at The Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway**

Friday, June 11, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals at The Dirt Track, Texas Motor Speedway**

Saturday, June 19, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Summer Nationals at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX

Friday, June 25, 2021 - MDA Muscling in the Dirt Night, Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Waco TX

Saturday, July 3, 2021 - Flags & Fireworks Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals, 82 Speedway, Petty TX

~ Bandits Summer Break ~

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Fall Nationals at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 - Falls Town Outlaw Sprint Showdown Monarch Motor Speedway Wichita Falls TX

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 - 3rd Annual Paul Peters Memorial featuring Bandits Outlaw Sprints, 82 Speedway Petty TX

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 - 24th Annual Fall Classic, Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Waco TX

*Special Out of Area Event Purse: $2,000/win, $350/start (starts 22 cars) & $150 to all NQ’s. Full ‘Bandits rules.

**Special Event Purses: $2,500/win, $400/start (starts 24 cars) nightly & $150 to all NQ’s. Pre-entry and eligibility info will be posted well in advance of event. Full ‘Bandits rules. This is the kickoff to NASCAR All-Star weekend at TMS.

 

 

Foos earns 410 Attica win; Stemler wins late model thriller, Weaver gets 2nd 305 victory

Saturday, March 27, 2021

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Fremont, Ohio’s DJ Foos and his Burmeister Racing team closed 2020 out on a great note. The team picked right back up in 2021, winning the 410 sprint feature Saturday, March 27 on Venture Visionary Partners Night in only their second outing of the season at Attica Raceway Park.

Foos, the track’s 2019 champion, took the lead on lap two and survived a few restarts to score his third career victory in the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints. A restart with six laps to go put eight time Attica champion Byron Reed on Foos’ rear bumper after Reed had charged from 19th starting spot. But Foos drove to a fantastic restart and pulled away for the victory aboard his Crown Battery, CR Juices, All in Tent Rentals, Dave Story Equipment, Burmeister Trophy, Sonny’s Signs, Vantage Branding, The Jet Express, BRS Tuned shocks, Kistler Engines, Kistler Racing Products backed machine.

“Mikey Sommers had the car dialed in tonight. BRS shocks were on the point tonight. I looked over at the board and saw the 1 (Jamie Myers) and the 4* (Tyler Street) and I was like ‘okay I think I’ll be alright.’ Then I saw the 5 (Reed) and John Ivy in third…I just knew I had to hit every mark. When I got to lapped traffic it got kind of sketch…hard to see. I kept missing off of two and got on the back side there. I’m just so excited for this Burmeister team. Last year we sucked and to be able to come out the second night out…we showed good speed last week…but man we really capitalized on it today. We have something to work on against the All Stars next week,” said Foos.

In a very entertaining Propane.com/Dirt Nerds Podcast Late Model feature, Ionia, Michigan’s Travis Stemler battled Collin Shipley and Rusty Schlenk before taking the lead on lap 15 only to lose it to Schlenk on lap 18 before Schlenk slid off the high side of turn two giving Stemler the top spot back. Stemler drove to his first ever Attica win aboard his Great Lakes Directional Drilling, Helm Electric, Brinn Transmission, Cusack Collision, AP Smillie Contracting, Nortan Equipment, Sharon Gary Patrick, MaCallister Cat Rentals, Algeo, Britt Heinz Tree Service backed machine.

“We started coming down here in 2017 and I always wanted to win here. It couldn’t be with better people I have behind me with Anklam Racing and my wife and all our great sponsors and Kenny and Dale and Budda….all these guys make it possible. I could hear him (Schlenk) but I knew the bottom was throwing crumbs up there so it was hard for his momentum to keep up. Then I didn’t hear him anymore,” said Stemler.

Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver – the all-time winningest driver in the history of Attica Raceway Park, took the lead on lap eight of the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature and never looked back, scoring his second victory in a row and the 58th of his career in the division.

“Two wins in a row and I’ve only passed two cars. Sooner or later I’m going to draw an 11 or 12 and have to work for it,” said Weaver beside his B&B Drain Services, Adkins Sanitation, Hampshire Racing Engines, M&L Excavating backed #1W.

In the 30-lap 410 sprint feature Foos and Street brought the field to green with Street gaining the early advantage over Foos, Jamie Myers, Cole Macedo, Caleb Griffith, Chris Andrews and John Ivy. Foos drove into the lead on lap two before the caution flew a circuit later. Foos drove away on the restart over Street, Myers, Griffith, and Andrews who would bring out the caution on lap four.

When the green flew again, so did Foos, driving away from Street, Myers, Griffith, Ivy, Zane DeVault, Trey Jacobs and Reed who had charged from the last row after flipping in his heat and having to transfer from the B-main. Just as Foos was entering lapped traffic on lap 12 the caution flew and with a clear track when the green flew Foos pulled away. Reed drove into second on lap 16 but could not close on Foos until a caution with 11 laps remaining.

Foos executed a perfect restart and drove away from Reed as Ivy jumped into third followed by Myers, and a tremendous battle for fifth involving Jacobs, DeVault and Travis Philo. The final caution flew on lap 24 after Stewart Brubaker dropped oil on the track. Once again Foos drove away on the restart to take the win over Reed, Ivy, Jacobs and Myers.

A pair of young guns in their second year of 305 racing – Justin Lusk and Zeth Sabo – brought the field to green for the 25 lap A-main. Lusk grabbed the lead over Sabo with Weaver, Matt Foos, Mike Moore and Luke Griffith in pursuit. Weaver took second on lap two and was reeling in Lusk before the caution flew on lap four.

Luke would not budge from the bottom groove and continued to lead when the green flew with Weaver, Foos, Sabo and Griffith in tow. Weaver drove around Lusk for the lead on lap eight and only a couple of late race cautions kept the field close. Meanwhile Foos took second on lap 14 and on a lap 18 restart Jamie Miller drove from sixth to third.

Weaver cruised to the win over Foos, Miller, Sabo and Griffith.

Shipley and Todd Brennan paced the field for the 25 lap late model feature with Shipley grabbing the lead over third starter Schlenk, Brennan, Mike Bores, Stemler, last week’s winner Ryan Markham and Matt Irey. Stemler charged into third on lap three while a tremendous battle ensued for fourth involving Bores, Markham, Irey, Brennan and Chad Finley.

With nine laps in the lead was a three car battle involving Shipley, Schlenk and Stemler. Schlenk used the extreme high line to take the lead on lap 13 with Stemler grabbing second. Stemler was able to drive under Schlenk to take the top spot on lap 15 as they raced into heavy lapped traffic. A caution for debris on lap 16 gave Stemler a clear track but Schlenk kept up the pressure as Markham took third from Shipley.

Schlenk powered to the outside of Stemler to grab the lead on lap 18 but blew it off the high side of turn two soon after putting Stemler back to the point. Stemler pulled away the final five laps while Markham, Schlenk and Irey battled for second. At the checkers it was Stemler, Irey, Markham, Schlenk and Finley the top five.

Tony Stewart’s FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions come to Attica Raceway Park Friday and Saturday, April 2 and 3 for the Core & Main Spring Nationals. Those attending are reminded local health department regulations require the wearing of masks upon entering the track and to follow social distancing guidelines.

Fans and race teams should visit www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

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Attica Raceway Park

Saturday, March 27, 2021

410 Sprints – Callie’s Performance Products

Qualifying

1.10-Zeb Wise, 12.521; 2.16-DJ Foos, 12.851; 3.23-Chris Andrews, 12.911; 4.18-Cole Macedo, 13.015; 5.4-Cap Henry, 13.047; 6.16B-Zane DeVault, 13.057; 7.27S-John Ivy, 13.090; 8.55-CJ Leary, 13.099; 9.5-Byron Reed, 13.136; 10.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.149; 11.4*-Tyler Street, 13.164; 12.33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.252; 13.13-Brandon Matus, 13.264; 14.5T-Travis Philo, 13.289; 15.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.296; 16.1M-Jamie Myers, 13.478; 17.21N-Frankie Nervo, 13.573; 18.7-Dylan Kingan, 13.699; 19.14Z-Wyatt Zimmerman, 13.706; 20.88N-Frank Neill, 13.776; 21.33-Brent Matus, 13.892; 22.38-Leyton Wagner, 13.909; 23.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.923; 24.08-Brandon Conkel, 13.950; 25.40I-Mark Imler, 13.971; 26.12G-Corbin Gurley, 14.146;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 18-Cole Macedo[2] ; 2. 27S-John Ivy[1] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[6] ; 4. 23-Chris Andrews[3] ; 5. 55-CJ Leary[5] ; 6. 13-Brandon Matus[7] ; 7. 10-Zeb Wise[4] ; 8. 08-Brandon Conkel[9] ; 9. 14Z-Wyatt Zimmerman[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 1M-Jamie Myers[5] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 5. 33-Brent Matus[8] ; 6. 7-Dylan Kingan[6] ; 7. 88N-Frank Neill[7] ; 8. 40I-Mark Imler[9] ; 9. 5-Byron Reed[3]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 33W-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 3. 16B-Zane DeVault[3] ; 4. 12G-Corbin Gurley[6] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 6. 21N-Frankie Nervo[5] ; 7. 38-Leyton Wagner[8] ; 8. 4-Cap Henry[4]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 10-Zeb Wise[4] ; 2. 13-Brandon Matus[1] ; 3. 4-Cap Henry[9] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[11] ; 5. 38-Leyton Wagner[6] ; 6. 08-Brandon Conkel[7] ; 7. 21N-Frankie Nervo[3] ; 8. 88N-Frank Neill[5] ; 9. 40I-Mark Imler[8] ; 10. 7-Dylan Kingan[2] ; 11. 14Z-Wyatt Zimmerman[10]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 16-DJ Foos[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[19] ; 3. 27S-John Ivy[5] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[9] ; 5. 1M-Jamie Myers[4] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[12] ; 7. 4-Cap Henry[18] ; 8. 16B-Zane DeVault[8] ; 9. 23-Chris Andrews[7] ; 10. 10-Zeb Wise[16] ; 11. 13-Brandon Matus[17] ; 12. 55-CJ Leary[14] ; 13. 12G-Corbin Gurley[13] ; 14. 33-Brent Matus[15] ; 15. 33W-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 16. 12-Kyle Capodice[11] ; 17. 35-Stuart Brubaker[10] ; 18. 18-Cole Macedo[3] ; 19. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 20. 38-Leyton Wagner[20]

Hard Charger: 5-Byron Reed +17

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 22-Justin Lusk[4] ; 2. 5M-Mike Moore[5] ; 3. 28T-Tad Peck[7] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 5. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[6] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[8] ; 7. 15B-Brad Reber[3] ; 8. 51-Garrett Craine[1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 26-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 12F-Matt Foos[6] ; 3. 3X-Brandon Riehl[2] ; 4. Z10-Brandon Moore[5] ; 5. 9-Logan Riehl[7] ; 6. 13-Jeremy Duposki[4] ; 7. 34-Judson Dickerson[8] ; 8. 98-Robert Robenalt[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 1H-Zeth Sabo[1] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[3] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[4] ; 4. 5-Kody Brewer[2] ; 5. X-Mike Keegan[7] ; 6. 3V-Chris Verda[5] ; 7. 3M-Logan Mongeau[8] ; 8. 6-Jimmie Ward Jr[6]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[5] ; 4. 32-Bryce Lucius[4] ; 5. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[6] ; 6. 28-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 7. 77X-Jamin Kindred[1]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[1] ; 2. X-Mike Keegan[2] ; 3. 3V-Chris Verda[4] ; 4. X15-Kasey Ziebold[3] ; 5. 15B-Brad Reber[5] ; 6. 3M-Logan Mongeau[6] ; 7. 51-Garrett Craine[7] ; 8. 6-Jimmie Ward Jr[8]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps)

1. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[2] ; 2. 9-Logan Riehl[1] ; 3. 28-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 4. 13-Jeremy Duposki[3] ; 5. 34-Judson Dickerson[5] ; 6. 77X-Jamin Kindred[6] ; 7. 98-Robert Robenalt[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 2. 12F-Matt Foos[6] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[12] ; 4. 1H-Zeth Sabo[2] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 6. 22-Justin Lusk[1] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[13] ; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[10] ; 9. 3X-Brandon Riehl[5] ; 10. Z10-Brandon Moore[14] ; 11. 5M-Mike Moore[4] ; 12. 5-Kody Brewer[15] ; 13. X-Mike Keegan[19] ; 14. 9-Logan Riehl[20] ; 15. 97-Kyle Peters[11] ; 16. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[9] ; 17. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[17] ; 18. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[18] ; 19. 32-Bryce Lucius[16] ; 20. 28T-Tad Peck[8]

Hard Charger: 26-Jamie Miller +9

Late Models – Propane.com/Dirt Nerds Podcast

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 91-Rusty Schlenk[1] ; 2. 4-Travis Stemler[4] ; 3. 27W-Eric Wilson[3] ; 4. 14-JR Gentry[5] ; 5. X3-Dan Wallace[6] ; 6. 29-Nate Potts[2] ; 7. 101-Chester Fitch[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 42-Chad Finley[1] ; 2. 94-Mike Bores[4] ; 3. 28-Kent Brewer[3] ; 4. 20-Jim Plotts[5] ; 5. 12-Bobby Michaels[6] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[7] ; 7. 15G-Jamie Grochowski[2]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 44S-Colin Shipley[1] ; 2. 27S-Eric Spangler[2] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[3] ; 4. 41-Mike VanDermark[7] ; 5. 59-Larry Bellman[5] ; 6. 1N-Casey Noonan[6] ; 7. 11-Rachel Carpenter[4]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps)

1. 36-Matt Irey[1] ; 2. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[2] ; 3. 20B-Todd Brennan[4] ; 4. 51-Devin Shiels[5] ; 5. 75-Dusty Moore[6] ; 6. T2-Tyler Thompson[7] ; 7. 16-Steve Sabo[3]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 59-Larry Bellman[3] ; 2. 75-Dusty Moore[4] ; 3. X3-Dan Wallace[1] ; 4. 1N-Casey Noonan[7] ; 5. 29-Nate Potts[5] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[6] ; 7. T2-Tyler Thompson[8] ; 8. 101-Chester Fitch[9] ; 9. 12-Bobby Michaels[2] ; 10. 11-Rachel Carpenter[11] ; 11. 16-Steve Sabo[12] ; 12. 15G-Jamie Grochowski[10]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 4-Travis Stemler[6] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[8] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[5] ; 4. 91-Rusty Schlenk[3] ; 5. 42-Chad Finley[9] ; 6. 51-Devin Shiels[16] ; 7. 44S-Colin Shipley[1] ; 8. 20B-Todd Brennan[2] ; 9. 27S-Eric Spangler[11] ; 10. 41-Mike VanDermark[15] ; 11. 27W-Eric Wilson[10] ; 12. 59-Larry Bellman[17] ; 13. X3-Dan Wallace[19] ; 14. 1N-Casey Noonan[20] ; 15. 28-Kent Brewer[7] ; 16. 75-Dusty Moore[18] ; 17. 20-Jim Plotts[14] ; 18. 94-Mike Bores[4] ; 19. 14-JR Gentry[13] ; 20. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[12]

Hard Charger: 51-Devin Shiels +10

 

Michael Buddy Kofoid Makes it Four in a Row on 2021 Season


Oklahoma City, OK. (03/27/2021) After a mid-race pass for the lead, the Penngrove, CA. native walks away scoring his 11th Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League win and just his fourth this season. Kofoid is on the hunt to break the record of most wins in a season which sets at 12 with Logan Seavey. Michael “Buddy” Kofoid picked up a heat race win and topped it off with another trip to victory lane to wrap up the second night of the 8th annual Turnpike Challenge at I-44 Riverside Speedway.

At the drop of the green flag, teammate to Kofoid, Brenham Crouch took the lead. Crouch led the first last and the field set in behind him. Crouch maneuvered himself around the track choosing the top side. A caution on lap 10 brings the field back together but crouch still strong with the lead.

Crouch the leader, Ryan Timms in second, and Kofoid in third bring the field back to green. Crouch still dominating on the top side and Kofoid on the hunt to grab the top position. On the track with 11 laps to go, Kofoid challenged Crouch to take the lead and stuck the slide job. Kofoid went on to lead lap 19.

Traffic closed in on the leaders and Crouch never left Kofoids tail, but Kofoid steals the win and makes it four in a row. Crouch finished in the second position, Emerson Axsom in third, Ryan Timms in fourth and Jake Neuman rounded out the top five.

The Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League will be back in action tomorrow, Sunday March 28th at Port City Raceway. If you can’t be there in person, you can catch all of the action LIVE on MAVTV Plus.

Smith Titanium Heat 1 Winner: 19M-Ethan Mitchell

Saldana Race Products Heat 2 Winner: 71K-Dasion Pursley

Rod End Supply Heat 3 Winner: 72-Sam Johnson

Schur Build Suspensions Heat 4 Winner: 67-Buddy Kofoid

Keizer Wheels Heat 5 Winner: 52-Blake Hahn

AFCO Heat 6 Winner: 15-Emerson Axsom

Super Clean High Point: 97-Brenham Crouch

MVT Semi-Feature 1: 32-Trey Marcham

Auto Meter Semi-Features 2: 86-Brent Crews

TRD Hard Charger: 32-Trey Marcham

Realty Connect Feature Winner: 67-Buddy Kofoid

POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67-Buddy Kofoid 2. 97-Brenham Crouch 3. 15-Emerson Axsom 4. 85T-Ryan Timms 5. 3N-Jake Neuman 6. 71K-Dasion Pursley 7. 72-Sam Johnson 8. 08-Cannon McIntosh 9. 01-Bryant Wiedeman 10. 32-Trey Marcham 11. 52-Blake Hahn 12. 19M-Ethan Mitchell 13. 86-Brent Crews 14. 7U-Kyle Jones 15. 49-Joe B Miller 16. 91T-Tyler Thomas 17. 21-Emilio Hoover 18. 27BJ-Jake Bubak 19. 7M-Chance Morton 20. 9E-Caden Englehart 21. 71-Kaylee Bryson 22. 10-Rees Moran 23. 85-Jerry Coons Jr 23. 21KS-Trey Gropp

 


 

Justin Sanders completes a clean sweep of opening night for the Ocean Sprints

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – March 26, 2021…Throughout the years Aromas, California driver Justin Sanders has firmly planted himself as the man to beat at Ocean Speedway and reminded everyone of that on opening night of the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo season.

The two-time Ocean Sprints champ began the evening by setting fast time in the 27-car field, before storming to victory in his heat race. He then captured the evenings Dash and held off a hard charging Tanner Carrick in the closing stages of the feature to earn yet another Ocean Speedway triumph.

Sharing victory lane on Friday night were Cody Burke with the IMCA Modifieds, Joe Gallaher with the Hobby Stocks, David Pricket with the Western Midget Racing series and Kate Beardsley with the Four Bangers.

Sanders and Carrick made up the front row for the 30-lap Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo opener. A pair of red flags early on slowed the flow of the feature, but luckily all drivers made it through okay. A good ol’ fashioned hooked up racing surface greeted competitors on Friday, making the action fast and furious through lapped traffic on the quarter-mile bullring. Sanders worked traffic to perfection for much of the race and kept Carrick at bay, until a caution waved for younger brother Blake Carrick on lap 17.

When going back green Carrick stayed closer with Sanders this time and once lapped approached the 19-year-old from Lincoln pounced. The pair proceeded to put on an enjoyable show over the closing laps as the tricky surface kept everyone on the edge of their seat. Carrick looked to have a couple of openings and made a last lap bid, but Sanders was mistake free and accepted the Ed Entz checkered flag by just a few car lengths at the line for victory.
Tanner Carrick came home in second with Justyn Cox, Colby Copeland and 2019 Ocean Sprints champion JJ Ringo in fifth. Youngster Joel Myers crossed the stripe in sixth, followed by Koen Shaw, Trent Canales, Kurt Nelson and Mark Chaves Jr. rounding out the top-10. Copeland claimed the B-main, with Sanders as noted winning the Dash and his Heat Race. The other two heats were picked off by Kurt Nelson and Jodie Robinson. Sanders’ blazing fast lap of 11.536 earned him Fast Time to begin the evening.

The IMCA Modified main event turned out to be a battle of the Burke boys, as Cody and Austin ran up front for the duration of the 20-lap contest. Early on things came to a grinding halt when Prunedale veteran Tim Balding got upside down in the second corner. He luckily emerged okay. The final caution of the race then came out on lap 7 and after that it was smooth sailing ahead for Cody Burke out front, as the defending track titlist held a steady advantage over Austin to pick up the victory.

Austin Burke did keep brother Cody honest at times and came home in second over six-time Ocean Speedway champion Bobby Hogge IV. Hogge ran third for much of the contest but couldn’t make anything happen with the Burke boys on this night. Carl Berendsen and JC Elrod rounded out the top-five. Completing the top-10 were Jim Pettit II, Anthony Copeland, Freddie Ploudre, Robert Marsh and Rick Diaz.

The Hobby Stock feature was a back and forth affair but in the end it was defending track champion Joe Gallaher who picked up the gold. At the waving of the green flag it was Jerry Skelton jumping into the lead but he soon had company in the form of Terry Campion. It was a close race up front until Campion broke on lap seven. After that Gallaher fought his way forward and took command on lap 15, before early leader Skelton had issues around that same time.

As the race wound down Adriane Frost came to life and applied heavy pressure to Gallaher. The entertaining race saw Frost cut a perfect final corner, but just missed out on the victory as Gallher nipped her at the line. Norm Ayers, Ken Winland and Quintin Harris completed the top-five.

Fresno’s David Prickett topped a growing field of Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction entries on Friday night at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, earning a hard-fought win over Blake Bower in round two of the 2021 championship series. The win marks Prickett’s twelfth in WMR competition.

Ramona’s David Taft took the lead around Turlock’s Cameron Beard with Prickett beginning to move forward after starting sixth. Great racing took place throughout the healthy field as Prickett and eighth starting Bower advanced. Taft had an issue in turn one that cost him the lead position on lap four. Shawn Arriaga also stopped under the caution with his race ending prematurely.

Beard inherited the lead but was overhauled by Brentwood’s Bower on lap five. Prickett seized the lead exiting turn four on lap six, however. Prickett and Bower drag raced down the backstretch until the caution flew for Steve Durant spinning in turn one.

Bower showed his nose to Prickett on the restart and continued to try to edge underneath as the race passed halfway. Beard spun to require the next restart, and the tight racing up front continued. Antonia Boscacci spun from third, setting up the final restart. Bower hounded Prickett but Prickett took the win followed by Bower, Taft, Beard, and Megan Moorhead for her second consecutive top-five finish.

The 15-lap Four Banger feature saw Roy Iller take the early lead until breaking on lap six, handing the top-spot to Ryan McClelland, who held command until he suffered issues on lap 10. Kate Beardsley then assumed the point and led the remainder to claim victory over Tony Gullo, Travis VanGilder, Nicole Beardsley and Forset Movrich.

The Ocean Speedway returns to action next Friday night April 2nd with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods and Hobby Stocks.

*WMR portion courtesy of Steven Blakesley

 

 

Saturday, May 27, 2021
Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series

Callum Williamson is without doubt, the standout sprintcar driver in Western Australia at the moment.

He recently wrapped up the 2020-21 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series championship in the Williamson Motorsport W3, before jumping into the Monte Motorsport W17 to round out the mini series at the end of the season - the Maddington Toyota Triple Crown.

On Saturday night Williamson started the 30-lap final from P4 and while he conceded the early laps to Dayne Kingshott and Brad Maiolo, once he hit the lead, he looked dominant, setting up the strong and popular win in the second round of the Triple Crown.

Kingshott, who started from pole, had his best chance of claiming his maiden sprintcar victory for Krikke Motorsport, and put in a massive drive to finish second, while Maiolo, who started from p2, held on for third - another solid result in the back half of the season for the LJM Racing outfit.

Kingshott got the jump at the start over Williamson, Maiolo and Jason Pryde, who started from P5.

Pryde was very fast early on and ran down the inside of Maiolo on the third lap, but eventually the latter was able to reclaim the spot.

With five laps in the books, Williamson showed his nose inside Kingshott and went to make a move a lap later as the two combatants traded lines and pushed each other to the limit in some great racing.

A few moments later and Williamson took the lead outright and on lap nine Matthew Cross took an excursion on the bike track before he resumed, albeit a bit further back.

By lap 10 Williamson was into lapped traffic, followed by Kingshott, Maiolo and Daniel Harding, who had moved into fourth over Pryde.

On lap 11 it nearly all ended for Williamson who was deep into lapped traffic and came up on the back of Trevor Jolly - he tagged the back of the W18 and the car slid sideways.

Williamson was able to make the save, but the door opened for Kingshott who pushed hard, but he admitted afterwards that he was also a little baulked by the move and didn’t get as close as he would have liked.

Maiolo also edged closer to Kingshott and the battle for the top three was well and truly on.

By midrace distance however Williamson was back into his groove and running on the high line in lapped traffic - even putting a buffer on his rivals.

It was a fast and furious race that was quickly over and Williamson showed, despite a change in chassis, team and crew chief, he was red-hot property and he took the win by 0.728 of a second.

Harding held on for fourth in what was a great recovery for the W41 team after he was forced to start from p10.

He took a win in his first heat race but then suffered a broken steering arm as the field grouped for the second round of heats, not even getting a start.

The latest breakage highlighted just how tough a season Harding has had despite clearly being one of the quickest drivers in the field.

Ryan Lancaster came home in fifth in one of his best drives for the season.

He started from P7 after taking a sixth and a third in the heat races.

Pryde, who was very strong early, finished sixth - and this was on the back of a second and a sixth in the heat races - another solid run for the W14 in the back half of the season.

Taylor Milling was seventh after starting from p6 - after a pair of fourths in the heat races.

Andrew Priolo was eighth after starting from P9.

He took a great win in the third heat, on the back of a seventh in the first heat of the night.

Kris Coyle had a tough night in the W79 - with the Merger Motorsport crew dealing with engine issues.

He posted a DNF in the first heat race and didn’t start the second round of heats, putting him out of p16 for the final.

To finish 9th was a solid recovery, again showing how competitive this team is if they have a bit of luck on their side.

Jason Kendrick finished 10th after starting from p14 - and he never really got on the pace for the whole night.

He finished fourth in the first round of heats and didn’t make it past the first lap in his second heat after having a front tyre puncture after contact with a slowing Shaun Bradford.

Trevor Reynolds finished 11th on the night in a show where the pilot of the W15 showed he has some serious race pace.

Earlier he took a heat win from the fast-finishing Jolly and Lancaster in what was the heat race of the night.

AJ Nash’s night didn’t start well, suffering major engine issues in qualifying, seeing Colonial Motorsport change the motor in the W9 and the young gun missing the heat races.

He started from P18 in the final and did well to finish 12th.

Darren Mewett started from P13 and that’s where he finished - after a ninth and a seventh in the heat races.

Jolly held on for 14th after starting from p8 and dropping back in the latter stages.

He was fifth in his first heat race and then only just missed out on the win in his second heat, when pushing Lancaster hard on the line.

Matthew Cross was 15th after starting from p12 and losing some ground early when he spun.

He took a sixth and a fifth in the heat races in the W94.

David Priolo was due to start from P3 in the W26 but he pulled up before the race got underway with officials looking at the engine and he headed infield - a tough way to end the show after a pair of thirds in the heats.

Bradford didn’t return after he had engine issues in his second heat - his only result being a fifth in the first heat.

Jaydee Dack was out after his first heat race when he was squeezed at the start of the race and suffered front end damage,

Kingshott was the winner of the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time award with a 13.531 second lap, bettering that of Harding with a 13.613 and Maiolo with a 13.666.

The winner of the weekly Hoosier Tyre draw was at Coyle.

The third and final round of the Maddington Toyota Triple Crown will be held at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, April 17.

RESULTS

Qualifying: Group 1: Dayne Kingshott 13.531, Brad Maiolo 13.666, Taylor Milling 13.793, Callum Williamsoon 13.807, Ryan Lancasteer 13.992, Shaun Bradford 14.029,, Darren Mewtt 14.109, Andrew Priolo 14.135, Trevor Reynolds 14.458.

Group 2: Daniel Harding 13.613, Jason Pryde 13.730, David Priolo 13.739, Kris Coyle 13.860, Jason Kendrick 13.888, Jaydee Dack 14.159, Matthew Cross 14.211, Trevor Jolly 14.381 and AJ Nash 21.081.

Heat 1: 1st Dayne Kingshott, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th Shaun Bradford, 6th Ryan Lancaster, 7th Andrew Priolo, 8th Trevor Reynolds, 9th Darren Mewett.

Heat 2: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Jason Pryde, 3rd David Priolo, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Trevor Jolly, 6th Matthew Cross.

Heat 3: 1st Andrew Priolo, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd David Priolo, 4th Brad Maiolo, 5th Matthew Cross.

Heat 4: 1st Trevor Reynolds, 2nd Trevor Jolly, 3rd Ryan Lancaster, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th Dayne Kinghostt, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Darren Mewett.

Feature race: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Daniel Harding, 5th Ryan Lancaster, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Taylor Milling, 8th Andrew Priolo, 9th Kris Coyle, 10th Jason Kendrick, 11th Trevor Jolly, 12th AJ Nash, 13th Darren Mewett, 14th Trevor Jolly, 15th Matthew Cross.

 

Kofoid on Rails to start 2021 Turnpike Challenge at I-44

Oklahoma City, OK. (03/26/2021) Michael “Buddy” Kofoid steals the victory for the first night of the 8th annual Turnpike Challenge at I-44 Riverside Speedway. This marks Kofoid’s third victory on the 2021 season, and he also goes down in the history books for the first to capture all three wins of any Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League to start the season. Kofoid started his night strong and ended it by leading the field to the checkered flag for the main event around I-44 Riverside Speedway.

The 30-lap main event lined up with Karter Sarff on the pole and Kofoid to his outside. Sarff took off for the early lead and led lap one. All 24 cars ran the high line around the top of the track and Kofoid reeled in the leader. Kofoid got around Sarff just as the red came out for the 15X of Blake Edwards who got upside down on lap 8.

Racing Resumed and Kofoid led the pack, teammate Pursley followed close behind as well as the 2020 champion, Jake Neuman running in the third position. As the laps wound down and a couple of cautions that bunched the field back up, Kofoid continued to be the one to beat.

Kofoid led the field to the checkered and scored his third victory this season the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League. Daison Pursley finished in second, Jake Nauman in the third position, Bryant Wiedeman in fourth, and Cannon McIntosh rounding out your top five.

The Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League will be back in action tomorrow, March 27th at I-44 Riverside Speedway. You can catch all the action LIVE at MAVTV Plus.


Smith Titanium Heat 1 Winner: 97-Brenham Crouch

Saldana Race Products Heat 2 Winner: 91T-Tyler Thomas

Rod End Supply Heat 3 Winner: 10-Rees Moran

Schur Built Suspension Heat 4 Winner: 49-Joe B Miller

Keizer Wheels Heat 5 Winner: 08-Cannon McIntosh

AFCO Heat 6 Winner: 15-Emerson Axsom

Super Clean High Point: 21K-Karter Sarff

MVT Semi-Feature 1: 86-Brent Crews

Auto Meter Semi-Features 2: 01-Bryant Wiedeman

TRD Hard Charger: 01-Bryant Wiedeman

Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 67-Buddy Kofoid

POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67-Buddy Kofoid 2. 71K-Daison Pursley 3. 3N-Jake Neuman 4. 01-Bryant Wiedeman 5. 08-Cannon McIntosh 6. 49-Joe B Miller 7. 32-Trey Marcham 8. 97-Brenham Crouch 9. 72-Sam Johnson 10. 52-Blake Hahn 11. 7M-Chance Morton 12. 15-Emerson Axsom 13. 85T-Ryan Timms 14. 86-Brent Crews 15. 21K-Karter Sarff 16. 7U-Kyle Jones 17. 67K-Cade Lewis 18. 17B-Austin Barnhill 19. 8M-Kade Morton 20. 15X-Blake Edwards 21. 10-Rees Moran 22. 91T-Tyler Thomas 23. 85-Jerry Coons Jr 24. 21KS-Trey Gropp

Photo Credits: Danny Clum

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PRICKETT STORMS TO 12TH CAREER WIN WITH WMR VICTORY AT OCEAN SPEEDWAY

WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (March 26, 2021) – Fresno’s David Prickett topped a growing field of Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction entries on Friday night at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, earning a hard-fought win over Blake Bower in round two of the 2021 championship series. The win marks Prickett’s twelfth in WMR competition.

Ramona’s David Taft took the lead around Turlock’s Cameron Beard with Prickett beginning to move forward after starting sixth. Great racing took place throughout the healthy field as Prickett and eighth starting Bower advanced. Taft had an issue in turn one that cost him the lead position on lap four. Shawn Arriaga also stopped under the caution with his race ending prematurely.

Beard inherited the lead but was overhauled by Brentwood’s Bower on lap five. Prickett seized the lead exiting turn four on lap six, however. Prickett and Bower drag raced down the backstretch until the caution flew for Steve Durant spinning in turn one.

Bower showed his nose to Prickett on the restart and continued to try to edge underneath as the race passed halfway. Beard spun to require the next restart, and the tight racing up front continued. Antonia Boscacci spun from third, setting up the final restart. Bower hounded Prickett but Prickett took the win followed by Bower, Taft, Beard, and Megan Moorhead for her second consecutive top-five finish.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, King Racing Products, and BR Motorsports.

March 26, 2021 – Ocean Speedway (Watsonville, Calif.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 58 Tyler Slay; HEAT 2 (8 laps) 1. 10 Antonia Boscacci

FEATURE (20 laps) - 1. 22q David Prickett [6]; 2. 9 Blake Bower [8]; 3. 74 David Taft [2]; 4. 24 Cameron Beard [1]; 5. 17 Megan Moorhead [12]; 6. 12H Steve Durant [9]; 7. 0FG Jon Santibanes [11]; 8. 10 Antonia Boscacci [3]; 9. 99 Darren Brent [5]; 10. 35 Shawn Arriaga [7]; 11. 58 Tyler Slay [4]; DNS 6. Nick Foster, Jr.

NEXT RACE: April 3 Ventura Raceway (Ventura, Calif.)

 

 

Royal Jones Earns POWRi Vado 305 Sprint Season Opener
 

Belleville, IL. (03/23/2021) State-of-the-art Vado Speedway Park would kick off the 2021 season on a beautiful March 20th Saturday night, with a five-division program for the eager fans in attendance. Headlined by a hungry group of over eighty competitors descending on the facility for the first time since January 2020, when the track last hosted an event prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, race fans were treated to outstanding racing all night.

The Lucas Oil POWRi Vado 305 Wing Sprint Cars main event would endure several cautions on the opening lap, giving way to great side-by-side action. From a fifth starting position, Royal Jones would take control out front using the bottom-line of Vado Speedway Park and drive off with the lead. With Jones in leading, most spectator’s eyes were fixed on 23rd position starter Wes Wofford, who quickly charged through the field on his way to the front. The racing stayed bunched up as Jones worked his way through lapped traffic leading, with Wofford working into the top ten before the half-way point. Wofford continued his way through the field and appeared in the top five with just under ten laps to go. A late race restart put McCutcheon just behind Jones on the restart, but Jones was up to the task to earn to his first win of 2021. Wofford would impress all by completing an outstanding 23rd to 2nd place run, finishing ahead of Lorne Wofford, Derek DeMartino, and Vance Wofford, who also rallied from the tail after an early race altercation.

Full Results for the POWRi 305 Sprints from Vado Speedway Park on Saturday, March 20th:
1. 131 Royal Jones Las Cruces, NM (5)
2 19 Wes Wofford Alamogordo, NM (23)
3 18 Lorne Wofford Alamogordo, NM (7)
4 97 Derek DeMartino Las Cruces, NM (9)
5 116 Vance Wofford Alamogordo, NM (3)
6 22L Justin Lasiter Alamogordo, NM (17)
7 0C Charlie Graham Los Cruces, NM (21)
8 22 Jesse Baker Grants, NM (4)
9 2WILD Ricky Holden Las Cruces, NM (24)
10 52 Aaron Quijano El Paso, TX (13)
11 20Z Rick Ziehl Las Cruces, NM (6)
12 65 Richard Wilbee Las Cruces, NM (8)
13 3R Bob Faulhaber Rio Rancho, NM (2)
14 1 Dylan Harris El Paso, TX (1)
15 56 Mike Wells El Paso, TX (16)
16 99 Johnathon O’Brien Bosque Farms, NM (19)
17 665 Roby Knight Las Cruces, NM (22)
18 39H Nick Herrera Ruidoso Downs, NM (14)
19(DNF) 1I Daniel Blaeser La Mesa, NM (20)
20(DNF) 40X Mike Archuleta Las Cruces, NM (12)
21(DNF) 6J Jett Carney El Paso, TX (10)
22(DNF) 6S Brandon Sampson Mesa, AZ (18)
23 (DNF) 77 CJ Hulsey El Paso, TX (11)
24 (DNF) 78 Tyler Beiter El Paso, TX (15)

The Lucas Oil POWRi Vado Speedway Park 305 Sprints will be back in action on Saturday, April 17th at 7:30pm for the Las Cruces / Fair-Acres / Mesilla Park / Tortugas / Dona Ana Nigh at the Races. Classes scheduled to compete include USRA Modifieds, 305 Sprints, B-Mods, Late Models and INEX Legends. Pits open at 4pm with the grandstand opening at 5.

For upcoming schedule information and tickets, visit www.VadoSpeedwayPark.com.
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KOFOID GOES BACK-TO-BACK AT MONARCH MOTOR SPEEDWAY

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Wichita Falls, TX. (03/20/2021) During a thrilling 30-lap main event, Michael “Buddy” Kofoid went from the lead, to the work area, and back to the lead to steal the victory and go back-to-back at Monarch Motor Speedway.

Kofoid was hot all night, he drew the pole for his heat race and never looked back. To start the 30-lap main event Jake Neuman, Emerson Axsom and Kofoid battled three wide for the lead, while teammate Purlsey got caught in the mix and found himself running in the top three.

Axsom trying to get his first POWRi National victory took off with the lead and fought tooth and nail with Kofoid while exchanging positions for laps. Kofoid perfected the top side in turn 1& 2 and ran the middle line in 3&4. As the laps wound down, Kofoid caught himself in some heavy lapped traffic which caused the top three to bunch back up again.

After a red flag for Kaylee Bryson who got upside down, Pursley landed himself in the work area with a flat right rear. Purlsey rejoined the field, and they went back green. Second place Axsom dropped out with a flat and a few short laps later, so did the leader, Buddy Kofoid. On lap 24 kofoid rejoined the field, but with six laps to go the race was caught up with cautions for blown right rears.

With only two laps to go, Kofoid and Pursley found themselves running in the top three as Cannon McIntosh took off with the lead. McIntosh led the field until the last corner as Kofoid got around him and took himself back to victory lane for the second night in a row.

“This is pretty cool, and even better to sweep the weekend. I cannot do this without these Keith Kunz Motorsports guys. I’m having fun doing this, that was a little frustrating and long, but it worked out.”

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 Winner: Buddy Kofoid

MVT Services Heat 2 Winner: Daison Pursley

Auto Meter Heat 3 Winner: Jake Neuman

Super Clean High Point: Jake Neuman

TRD Hard Charger: Brent Crews

Lucas Oil Feature Winner: Buddy Kofoid

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - BUDDY KOFOID 2. 08-CANNON MCINTOSH 3. 71K-DAISON PURSLEY 4. 01-BRYANT WIEDEMAN 5. 86-BRENT CREWS 6. 85T-RYAN TIMMS 7. 3N-JAKE NEUMAN 8. 67K-CADE LEWIS 9. 15-EMERSON AXSOM 10. 97-BRENHAM CROUCH 11. 116- SCOTT EVANS 12. 21-EMILIO HOOVER 13. 84-JADE AVEDISIAN 14. 10-REES MORAN 15. 7U-KYLE JONES 16. 91T-TYLER THOMAS 17.19U-PIERCE URBANOSKY 18.21KS-TREY GROPP 19. 70-CADE COWLES 20. 10P-DYLAN POSTIER 21. 71-KAYLEE BRYSON 22. 25-TAYLOR REIMER 23. 15X-KARTER SARFF

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DARREN BRENT EARNS SECOND CAREER WESTERN MIDGET FEATURE

GLENDALE, ARIZ. (March 20, 2021) – Lakeside, Calif.’s Darren Brent won the championship opener for Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction, grabbing his second career victory during the series stop at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz. Saturday night.

The series first visited Adobe Mountain’s one-fifth mile in February where Fresno’s David Prickett and Peoria, Arizona’s Cory Brown split heat races. They again split the heat races on Saturday before a five car inversion placed Brent on the pole.

Prickett encountered trouble on the opening lap which also ended the feature prematurely for Camarillo, Calif.’s Joey Bishop. When action resumed, Brent and Antioch’s Shawn Arriaga jumped ahead of the pack. Brent in the #99 Boss Chassis paced Arriaga at the conclusion of the 20-lap feature with Brown advancing to third. Arizona’s Rick Shuman and Santa Paula, Calif.’s Megan Moorhead rounded out the top-five.

With the first of 25 scheduled championship points races in the books, Brent leads the series into Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. this Friday night. The action will be streamed live on FloRacing.com Drivers are competing for the $1000-to-win championship for their best 12 finishes along with $3000 in Road Warrior awards for participation.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, King Racing Products, and BR Motorsports.

March 20, 2021 - Adobe Mountain Speedway (Glendale, Ariz.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 0FG David Prickett; HEAT 2 (8 laps) 1. 29 Cory Brown

FEATURE (20 laps) - 1. 99 Darren Brent [4]; 2. 35 Shawn Arriaga [3]; 3. 29 Cory Brown [4]; 4. 6 Rick Shuman [7]; 5. 17 Megan Moorhead [8]; 6. 74 Greg Jewett [2]; 7. 5AZ Kyle Klein [9]; 8. 0FG David Prickett [5]; 9. 5 Joey Bishop [6]

NEXT RACE: March 26 Ocean Speedway (Watsonville, Calif.)

 

 

Schuerenberg survives to claim Attica 410 opener; Markham earns late model win; Weaver gets late race 305 victory

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Contact: Brian Liskai

brianliskai@ymail.com

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – In a caution-filled opening night 410 sprint feature which saw two early leaders spin, Sikeston, Missouri’s Hunter Schuerenberg was able to navigate through traffic and hold off a late race charge to score his first ever Attica Raceway Park victory on Construction Equipment and Supply Night.

Schuerenberg inherited the lead of the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprint feature on lap 15 when leader Trey Jacobs spun and held off a late race charge by his friend Zach Hampton for the 30-lap win aboard the VerMeer Motorsports/TK Concrete/ Maxim Trucking/ Roof Bolt Transport, Eddie Gilstrap Motors/Logan Contracting/ Titan Machinery backed #55.

“It was just of those kinds of race tracks if your leading you can’t afford to make a mistake. As wide as the place was I knew someone in second was probably pressuring the hell out of me. If you caught lapped traffic then you were forced to try and slide across that race track and give the guy behind you some room. I knew he was back there…I was just trying to slow the pace down enough so we didn’t have to get into lapped traffic real hard. I probably could have run the car a little bit harder but when three guys ahead of you make a mistake…I wasn’t going to give the race way,” Schuerenberg said.

“I think that was Zach (Hampton) that ran second and that’s pretty cool. He and I are buddies. That kid is the hardest working dude in sprint car racing right now. He’s coming along quite well and to know he ran second is pretty cool. Happy to get win number one for VerMeer Motorsports,” he added.

While the stats will show Ashland, Ohio’s Ryan Markham led all 25 laps of the Propane.com/Dirt Nerds Podcast UMP Late Model A-main, it wasn’t easy for the former Attica track champion to claim his 17th career win at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant. Markham made wholesale changes to his car between the heat and feature and it paid off as he held off Rusty Schlenk for the victory aboard his B&B Drain Service, Beer Barrel Drive Thru, Clear Detail, Accu Force, Matco Tools by Jimmy, Innovative Graphics backed #5M.

“All winter my notebook was lying on a shelf in the garage. I’m grooving tires today and reminded myself to take it with me. Well low and behold we left the notebook at home. But that’s not why we ran badly in the heat race. The track generally here is more bitey and we saw we needed to make some changes and we made some wholesale changes and even without the notebook we got it done. I have a pretty good habit of winning on opening night,” said Markham.

In arguably the best feature of the night, five time and defending Fremont Fence 305 Sprints track champion Paul Weaver, of Fremont, used lapped traffic to take the lead at the white flag and held off a last ditch challenge from Steve Rando to earn his 57th career victory in the division. It was Weaver’s 60th total win (3 in the 410s also) at the track, making him the all-time career winner at Attica.

“I caught him (Rando), he pulled away, I caught him, he pulled away and it just played out on the last lap or he probably would have got me back. I might have passed Mark Keegan (for all time wins) but Mark Keegan is the best. When he walks in the pits everyone knows that. It’s a shame I didn’t have a lot of opportunities to run 410s. I’m just trying to keep the fun in racing,” said Weaver of his B&B Drain Services, Hampshire Racing Engines, M&L Excavating, Adkins Motorsports, Weaver Performance backed #1W.

Chad Wilson and Cole Macedo brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature but a three car tangle necessitated another start which saw another spin followed by a green and another caution. When the race finally started Macedo jumped into the lead over Trey Jacobs, Schuerenberg, Wilson, Ricky Peterson, Hampton and Chris Andrews.

Macedo spun on lap two handing the lead to Jacobs. Jacobs set a blistering pace, racing into lapped traffic by the sixth circuit with Schuerenberg, Peterson, Hampton and Andrews in pursuit. A spin on lap seven gave Jacobs a clear track and he pulled away. Jacobs once again found heavy lapped traffic by the 12th circuit but another caution gave him a clear track.

By the half-way point Jacobs had built a nice lead over Schuerenberg, Peterson, Hampton, Andrews, Cole Duncan, Nate Dussel and John Ivy. But disaster truck for Jacobs as he jumped the cushion in turns three and four to bring out the caution and handing the lead to Schuerenberg. On the restart another caution flew which brought about a fuel stoppage. The race would go caution free the final half.

When the green came back out Schuerenberg could not shake Hampton who had grabbed second from Peterson. Meanwhile a tremendous battle shaped up for fourth with Dussel, Andrews and Duncan. With five laps to go Schuerenberg was struggling behind a lapped car but was content not to push the issue as Hampton never showed him his nose.

Schuerenberg was finally able to dispose of the lapper and drove to the win over Hampton, Peterson, Andrews and Dussel.

Defending track champion Devin Shiels and Markham brought the field to green for the 25 lap late model feature with Markham edging ahead of Shiels with Rusty Schlenk and Collin Shipley battling for third. Markham maintained the lead while Shipley got around Shiels for the runner-up spot on lap three with Schlenk taking third the following circuit.

Markham was preparing the lap a car on the seventh circuit when that car spun right in front of him. Markham avoided the near disaster and maintained the lead while Shipley and Schlenk ran side by side lap after lap for second. The top three rain nose to tail through lap 17 when the caution flew.

Markham ran the cushion to perfection and maintained the lead when the green flew while Shipley and Schlenk continued their torrid battle with Schlenk taking second on lap 21.

Schlenk ran to Markham’s inside several times but could not complete the pass as Markham drove to the win over Schlenk, Shipley a charging Casey Noonan and Shiels.

In the 25 lap 305 A-main – which after a caution on the opening lap and another on lap three went the distance under green – Kyle Peters and Rando brought the field to green with Rando blasting the high side to the lead over Peters, Weaver and Shawn Valenti.

Rando drove the cushion to a nice lead with Weaver taking second on lap three just as the final caution came out. On the restart Weaver dove to Rando’s inside but the leader kept his momentum to maintain the lead.

Lapped traffic came into play by the 11th circuit allowing Weaver to remain within striking distance of Rando with Peters, Jamie Miller, Brandon Moore, Valenti, Kody Brewer, Jimmy McGrath Jr. and Zeth Sabo in pursuit. Peters did a 360 and surrendered third to Miller on lap 22 as Weaver had drove right to the rear bumper of Rando.

As the lead duo raced through traffic coming to the white flag, Weaver used one of the back markers as a pick to drive into the lead. Rando tried a last corner dive but Weaver held his line and drove to the win. Rando, Miller, Sabo and Moore rounded out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, March 26 (Saturday, March 27 rain date) on Venture Visionary Partners Night with the 410 and 305 sprints and late models.

Fans and race teams should visit 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

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Construction Equipment and Supply Night

Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints -

Qualifying

1.23-Chris Andrews, 13.333; 2.20B-Cody Bova, 13.394; 3.3C-Cale Conley, 13.419; 4.55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.426; 5.97-Gary Taylor, 13.501; 6.18-Cole Macedo, 13.503; 7.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.556; 8.35H-Zach Hampton, 13.572; 9.71H-Ryan Ruhl, 13.598; 10.22-Cole Duncan, 13.614; 11.14-Chad Wilson, 13.621; 12.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.637; 13.1-Nate Dussel, 13.647; 14.98-Clinton Boyles, 13.711; 15.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.728; 16.7-Dylan Kingan, 13.732; 17.16-DJ Foos, 13.768; 18.18J-RJ Jacobs, 13.878; 19.33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.974; 20.27S-John Ivy, 14.012; 21.12-Kyle Capodice, 14.316; 22.40I-Mark Imler, 14.319; 23.4T-Josh Turner, 14.329; 24.16B-Zane DeVault, 14.361;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 71H-Ryan Ruhl[2] ; 2. 14-Chad Wilson[1] ; 3. 20B-Cody Bova[4] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 5. 16B-Zane DeVault[8] ; 6. 98-Clinton Boyles[5] ; 7. 16-DJ Foos[7] ; 8. 7-Dylan Kingan[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 97-Gary Taylor[3] ; 2. 23-Chris Andrews[4] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 4. 27S-John Ivy[7] ; 5. 33W-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 6. 18J-RJ Jacobs[5] ; 7. 4T-Josh Turner[8] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[3] ; 2. 18-Cole Macedo[2] ; 3. 35H-Zach Hampton[1] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[6] ; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 6. 40I-Mark Imler[8] ; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 8. 3C-Cale Conley[4]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[8] ; 2. 35H-Zach Hampton[5] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 4. 23-Chris Andrews[10] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[13] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[9] ; 7. 16-DJ Foos[19] ; 8. 27S-John Ivy[12] ; 9. 18-Cole Macedo[2] ; 10. 97-Gary Taylor[6] ; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker[23] ; 12. 3C-Cale Conley[24] ; 13. 4T-Josh Turner[20] ; 14. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 15. 98-Clinton Boyles[16] ; 16. 14-Chad Wilson[1] ; 17. 20B-Cody Bova[7] ; 18. 18J-RJ Jacobs[17] ; 19. 40I-Mark Imler[18] ; 20. 12-Kyle Capodice[21] ; 21. 33W-Caleb Griffith[15] ; 22. 71H-Ryan Ruhl[11] ; 23. 16B-Zane DeVault[14] ; 24. 7-Dylan Kingan[22]

Hard Charger: 16-DJ Foos, +12

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 3. 5-Kody Brewer[5] ; 4. 75-Jerry Dahms[2] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[6] ; 6. 5M-Mike Moore[4] ; 7. 32-Bryce Lucius[7] ; 8. 98-Robert Robenalt[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[2] ; 2. 12F-Matt Foos[3] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[6] ; 4. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[1] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 6. 9-Logan Riehl[8] ; 7. 28P-Tad Peck[5] ; 8. 15B-Brad Reber[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. 22-Justin Lusk[2] ; 3. 28-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 4. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[7] ; 5. X-Mike Keegan[6] ; 6. 13-Jeremy Duposki[5] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebold[8] ; 8. 6-Jimmie Ward Jr[3]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 2. Z10-Brandon Moore[3] ; 3. 3V-Chris Verda[4] ; 4. 29-Rich Farmer[6] ; 5. 3X-Brandon Riehl[7] ; 6. 4T-Dylan James[2] ; 7. 63-Randy Ruble[8] ; 8. 34-Judson Dickerson[1]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 1H-Zeth Sabo[1] ; 2. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[2] ; 4. 13-Jeremy Duposki[4] ; 5. 5M-Mike Moore[3] ; 6. 32-Bryce Lucius[5] ; 7. 6-Jimmie Ward Jr[8] ; 8. 98-Robert Robenalt[7]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 2. 9-Logan Riehl[3] ; 3. 3X-Brandon Riehl[2] ; 4. 4T-Dylan James[4] ; 5. 28P-Tad Peck[5] ; 6. 15B-Brad Reber[7] ; 7. 34-Judson Dickerson[8] ; 8. 63-Randy Ruble[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[7] ; 4. 1H-Zeth Sabo[17] ; 5. Z10-Brandon Moore[8] ; 6. 28-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 7. 5-Kody Brewer[9] ; 8. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[11] ; 9. 9-Logan Riehl[20] ; 10. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 11. 3V-Chris Verda[3] ; 12. 11G-Luke Griffith[12] ; 13. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[14] ; 14. 36-Seth Schneider[18] ; 15. 29-Rich Farmer[16] ; 16. X15-Kasey Ziebold[19] ; 17. 22-Justin Lusk[5] ; 18. 75-Jerry Dahms[13] ; 19. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[15] ;

Hard Charger: 1H-Zeth Sabo +13

Propane.com/Dirt Nerds Podcast Late Models -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 91-Rusty Schlenk[1] ; 2. 59-Larry Bellman[2] ; 3. 44-Collin Shipley[4] ; 4. 29-Nate Potts[3] ; 5. 12-Bobby Michaels[5] ; 6. 101-Chester Fitch[7] ; 7. 77-Steven Pocock[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 94-Mike Bores[1] ; 2. 16-Steve Sabo[3] ; 3. 41-Mike VanDermark[7] ; 4. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 5. X3-Dan Wallace[4] ; 6. B4-Rich Ruff[6] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[2]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 1N-Casey Noonan[2] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 3. 27S-Eric Spangler[4] ; 4. 5M-Ryan Markham[1] ; 5. 50-Greg Gokey[5] ; 6. 27W-Eric Wilson[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

5M-Ryan Markham[2] ; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk[3] ; 3. 44-Collin Shipley[4] ; 4. 1N-Casey Noonan[8] ; 5. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 6. 41-Mike VanDermark[9] ; 7. 27S-Eric Spangler[11] ; 8. 36-Matt Irey[10] ; 9. 29-Nate Potts[5] ; 10. X3-Dan Wallace[14] ; 11. 27W-Eric Wilson[18] ; 12. 94-Mike Bores[12] ; 13. 59-Larry Bellman[6] ; 14. 50-Greg Gokey[15] ; 15. B4-Rich Ruff[17] ; 16. 12-Bobby Michaels[13] ; 17. 101-Chester Fitch[16] ; 18. 77-Steven Pocock[20] ; 19. 16-Steve Sabo[7] ; 20. 69R-Doug Baird[19]

Hard Charger: 27W-Eric Wilson +7

 

Kofoid Captures First Win of the Season at Monarch Motor Speedway

Wichita Falls, TX. (03/19/2021) Michael “Buddy” Kofoid out of Penngrove, CA. trumped the field at Monarch Motor Speedway to capture the season opener for the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League. Kofoid was undeniable in the 30-lap main event. After taking the lead from his teammate, Daison Pursley around lap 20, Kofoid held on for his first POWRi victory of the season aboard the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports #67.

The 30-lap main event started off with a bang as rookie, Jade Avedisian took the lead with the drop of the green flag and battled her way around the track with Pursley. Pursley took the lead from Avedisian and ran while teammates battled it out behind him. After a fair share of red flags and cautions, Kofoid made his way from the ninth starting spot to the front.

Pursley perfected the bottom while in the lead but hiccupped on a restart which caused Kofoid to take the lead. Pursley settled in second and Avedisian followed in third. As the laps wound down Kofoid was still on top of the charts while every driver behind him fought tooth and nail for positions on the ¼ mile dirt oval.

After 30-laps Buddy Kofoid in his 67 Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports, Mobile 1 Toyota earned his first win on the 2021 season with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League. Pursley, finishing in the second position gave everything he had to come up just a little bit short at the finish line. Cannon McIntosh in third, Jake Neuman in fourth, and rookie Brent Crews rounded out the top five.

“I kind of messed myself up a couple of times but I was able to bring it bac. Jarrett, Grant and the whole crew give me a really good race car. I’m glad I could get their first win in USAC and POWRi.” -Kofoid

The Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League will be back in action tomorrow, Saturday March 20, at Monarch Motor Speedway

You can catch all of the action LIVE on MAV TV Plus.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.


Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 Winner: Emilio Hoover

MVT Services Heat Race 2 Winner: Daison Pursley

Auto Meter Heat Race 3 Winner: Jade Avedisian

Super Clean High Point: Jade Avedisian

TRD Hard Charger: Scott Evans

POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67-Budy Kofoid 2. 71K-Daison Pursley 3. 08-Cannon McIntosh 4. 3N-Jake Neuman 5. 86-Brent Crews 6. 15- Emerson Axsom 7. 71-Kaylee Bryson 8. 79-Keith Martin 9. 97-Branham Crouch 10. 10-Rees Moran 11. 116-Scott Evans 12. 85T-Ryan Timms 13. 32-Trey Marcham 14. 91T-Tyler Thomas 15. 19U-Pierce Urbanosky 16. 7U-Kyle Jones 17. 21K-Karter Sarff 18. 70-Cade Cowles 19. 84-Jade Avedisian. 20. 15X-Gavin Stout 21. 01-Bryant Wiedeman 22. 21- Emilio Hoover 23. 67K-Cade Lewis 24. 21KS-Trey Gropp 25. 10P-Dylan Postier 26. 25- Taylor Reimer

 

 

 

Veal Makes It Back To Back Vic Titles

The Victorian Sprintcar Title was decided tonight at Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway, Warrnambool with thanks to Wheelie Waste after a day of inclement weather had the event in doubt as late as 3pm.

Mother Nature seemed determined to etch her name upon the Victorian Title Trophy with multiple interruptions to the racing program on what was a bitterly cold Warrnambool night.

Defending Victorian Champion and Current Australian Champion sent an ominous warning to his rivals, setting quick time in his qualifying group before sweeping his two heats, with Darren Mollenoyux, Jock Goodyer, Grant Anderson, Jessie Attard, Andy Caruana and Rusty Hickman also collecting heat wins.

Unfortunately, a number of competitors fell foul of the tough, fast conditions with many of the nearly 40 strong field succumbing during the heat racing portion of the evening.

The Street Stocks were at their entertaining best with the popular Go Switch Go Format added to the program while the LS Sprintcars were also able to put on some exciting racing through their heats and final.

The quick results of the nights program are as follows:

Sprintcars:

Time Trial Group One:
1. V3 Darren Mollenoyux 10.786; 2. V70 John Vogels 10.866; 3. S27 Daniel Pestka 10.985; 4. V98 Peter Doukas 11.010; 5. V92 Matthew Reed 11.091; 6. S37 Terry Kelly 11.189; 7. V32 Stephen Spark; 8. V36 Daniel Reinhardt 11.454; 9. VA10 Steven Loader 11.657.

Time Trial Group Two:
1. T22 Jock Goodyer 10.667; 2. S20 Glen Sutherland 10.935; 3. VA88 Grant Stansfield 10.973; 4. S97 David Murcott 10.985; 5. V6 Cameron Waters 11.108; 6. V39 Brett Smith 11.184; 7. V96 Andy Caruana 11.234; 8. N53 Jessie Attard 12.691.

Time Trial Group Three:
1. S13 Brock Hallett 10.944; 2. V37 Grant Anderson 11.064; 3. T62 Tate Frost 11.185; 4. S4 Lisa Walker 11.253 ; 5. V72 Jacob Smith 11.283; 6. V25 Jack Lee 11.319; 7. S38 Lachlan McDonough 11.453; 8. S3 Ben Morris 11.460; 9.V28 Andrew Hughes 11.480; 10. VA75 David Donegan 11.496.

Time Trial Group Four:
1. A1 Jamie Veal 10.872; 2. S63 Ryan Jones 11.260; 3. V60 Jordyn Charge 11.262; 4. V8 Bobby Daly 11.321; 5. N36 Eddie Lumbar 11.384; 6. V88 Rusty Hickman 11.480; 7. V48 Adam King 11.822; 8. V27 Ross Jarred 11.844; 9. V12 Kristy Ellis 12.198.

Heat One: 1st V3 Darren Mollenoyux; 2nd V70 John Vogels; 3rd S27 Daniel Pestka; 4th V98 Peter Doukas; 5th V92 Matthew Reed.

Heat Two: 1st T22 Jock Goodyer; 2nd S20 Glen Sutherland; 3rd S97 David Murcott; 4th N53 Jessie Attard; 5th VA88 Grant Stansfield.

Heat Three: 1st V37 Grant Anderson; 2nd S13 Brock Hallett; 3rd S4 Lisa Walker; 4th S3 Ben Morris; 5th S38 Lachlan McDonough.

Heat Four: 1st A1 Jamie Veal; 2nd S63 Ryan Jones; 3rd V88 Rusty Hickman; 4th V48 Adam King; 5th V27 Ross Jarred.

Heat Five: 1st N53 Jessie Attard; 2nd S97 David Murcott; 3rd S27 Daniel Pestka; 4th V3 Darren Mollenoyux; 5th V92 Matthew Reed.

Heat Six: 1st V96 Andy Caruana; 2nd V6 Cameron Waters; 3rd V98 Peter Doukas; 4th V70 John Vogels; 5th T22 Jock Goodyer.

Heat Seven: 1st Jamie Veal; 2nd V60 Jordyn Charge; 3rd V37 Grant Anderson; 4th VA75 David Donegan; 5th S3 Ben Morris.

Heat Eight: 1st V88 Rusty Hickman; 2nd V28 Andrew Hughes; 3rd S13 Brock Hallett; 4th V27 Ross Jarred; 5th T62 Tate Frost.

Sprintcar B-Main 15 laps (Top 6 Transfer to A-Main): 1st N53 Jessie Attard; 2nd V60 Jordyn Charge; 3rd T62 Tate Frost; 4th VA88 Grant Stansfield; 5th V92 Matthew Reed; 6th V27 Ross Jarred; 7th V96 Andy Caruana; 8th S3 Ben Morris; 9th V28 Andrew Hughes; 10th V32 Stephen Spark; 11th S38 Lachlan McDonough; 12th S37 Terry Kelly; 13th VA75 David Donegan; 14th V36 Daniel Reinhardt.

Sprintcar A-Main (30 laps No Time ): 1st V35 Jamie Veal; 2nd T22 Jock Goodyer; 3rd S13 Brock Hallett; 4th S27 Daniel Pestka; 5th V70 John Vogels; 6th S97 David Murcott; 7th V98 Peter Doukas; 8th V60 Jordyn Charge; 9th V92 Matthew Reed; 10th S4 Lisa Walker; 11th V6 Cameron Waters; 12th V27 Ross Jarred; 13th VA88 Grant Stansfield; 14th V3 Darren Mollenoyux (DNF); 15th V37 Grant Anderson (DNF); 16th T62 Tate Frost (DNF); 17th V88 Rusty Hickman (DNF); 18th N53 Jessie Attard (DNF); 19th S63 Ryan Jones (DNF); 20th S20 Glen Sutherland (DNF).

(Start Order: 1. A1; 2. S13; 3. V3; 4. V37; 5. T22; 6. V70; 7. S97; 8. S27; 9. S20; 10. S63; 11. V88; 12. V98; 13. V6; 14. S4; 15. N53; 16. V60; 17. T62; 18. VA88; 19. V92; 20. V27.

Lap Leaders: 1-10 A1 Jamie Veal, 11-25 V3 Darren Mollenoyux 26-30 A1 Jamie Veal.

LS Sprintcars:

Heat One: 1st VA49 Shaun Lyness; 2nd V17 Dennis Jones; 3rd VA48 Shane Stevens; 4th V21 Ben Micallef; 5thVA98 Shane Steenholdt.

Heat Two: 1st V86 Justin Barton; 2nd V17 Dennis Jones; 3rd V21 Ben Micallef; 4th VA42 Mark Noonan; 5th V46 Jordan Abb ott.

Heat Three: 1st VA98 Shane Steenholdt; 2nd V86 Justin Barton; 3rd VA49 Shaun Lyness; 4th V46 Jordan Pitcher; 5th VA11 Phil Micallef.

A-Main: 1. V86 Justin Barton; 2. V17 Dennis Jones; 3. VA49 Shaun Lyness; 4. V46 Jordan Abbott; 5. VA98 Shane Steenholdt; 6. VA11 Phil Micallef; 7. V21 Ben Micallef; 8. VA37 Darryl Atkinson; 9. VA14 Alex Ross; 10. V15 David Dennison; 11. S12 Chris James; 12. VA42 Mark Noonan; 13. VA48 Shane Stevens; 14. VA18 Mitchell Sutej.

Street Stocks:
Heat One: 1st AX55 AJ Lawrence; 2nd M4 Morris Ahearn; 3rd RDL24 Brad McClure; 4th C83 David Barrie; 5th SA5 Mick Dann.

Heat Two: 1st W11 Jacob Mills; 2nd B48 Mick Clark; 3rd W5 Steven Watts; 4th SA25 Mark Gartner; 5th W42 Chris Hay.

A-Main: 1. M4 Morris Ahearn; 2. B48 Mick Clark; 3. AX55 AJ Lawrence; 4. W5 Steven Watts; 5. SA25 Mark Gartner; 6. C83 David Barrie; 7. RDL24 Brad McClure; 8. SA5 Mick Dann; 9. AX94 Tyler Barton; 10. RDL99 Stephen Brooks; 11.W25 Jamie Crutchley; 12. W42 Chris Hay; 13. H43 Stephen Petrie; 14, RDL21 Ellen Vagg; 15. W11 Jacob Mills (DNF) 16. B71 Lewis Clark (DNF), 17. MDA97 Wade Fell (DNF).

The next meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Sunday April 4, 2021 and will feature Night 3 of the Easter Sprintcar Trail as presented by Anderson Bob Cat Service.

Gates will open at 4pm with Racing to get underway at 5pm.

Tickets will be are available on-line and please keep and eye on our website and Facebook page for more information.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA TRIPLE CROWN
Sunday, March 14, 20221

Robbie Farrr is the Krikke Boys champion for 2021.

The former national champion and previous winner of the event added his name into the record books again - this time diving the Jason Pryde Motorsport V14.

He won the drama-filled race, that was also rd1 of the Maddington Toyota Triple Crown, from Jason Kendrick and Callum Williamson.

Farr took the win after starting from P3 for the 30-lap final - on the back of being second quickest overall in qualifying at the start of the night - and then taking a win and a fourth in his heat races.

Kendrick started from P10 for the main event after struggling in qualifying and then took a win and a fifth in the heats.

Williamson started from p4 after he also took a win and a fifth in the heats.

The crowd was on its feet as the field formed for the start of the feature race and The Boys Light Up belted out on the track speakers, in what is a Krikke Boys tradition.

Kaiden Manders pulled up on the main straight and then headed to the work area before he rejoined at the rear of the field for the start.

When the field took the green Daniel Harding, who started on the front row, crashed out hard, seeing the red lights come on, ending his night.

Williamson pulled up near the hot area with a hole in the top wing, along with some side wing panel damage that was suffered after Harding crashed.

It didn’t hamper his car and he jumped to the lead early on, setting the pace.

David Priolo and Dayne Kingshott were trading lines early and both looked racy.

Kendrick was moving up after a slow start and after he got the advantage over David Priolo, there was contact between the two, with the latter suffering damage and spinning around, then being collected by Ryan Lancaster who had nowhere to go.

Both drivers looked like they were in discomfort as they walked to the infield.

Manders continued to have a bad night and pulled up again in the W60.

On the next restart Kendrick bolted to third and seconds later there was major contact between Kris Coyle and Kingshott, ending Coyle’s run and forcing cars behind them to avoid contact.

Brad Maiolo wasn’t so lucky, crashing out.

On the next restart Williamson led from Farr, Jason Pryde, Kendrick and Andrew Priolo, with Kendrick moving back to third again on the next lap.

With five laps to go Farr was on the back of Williamson and after stalking him, he took the lead which set up the win.

With three to go Kendrick also got by Williamson to take second - a solid recovery after the team was forced to change and engine in between the heats.

Jason Pryde capped off a good night for his team, not only did Farr win the race but Pryde put in a huge effort to take fourth after starting from p8.

Fifth went to Andrew Prioo who started from p7.

AJ Nash had a great run in the final, starting from p17 and crossing the line in sixth - on the back of a pair of sixths in the heat races.

Kingshott, driving one of the sentimental favourites in the Krikke Motorsport W2, started from p5 and dropped back after a crash, but managed to claw back some serious real estate, finishing 7th.

Eighth went to Matthew Cross who started from p21 and was one of the big movers, staying out of harm’s way.

Trevor Reynolds took home ninth - also a great result after he started from 23.

Tenth was Ben Butcher who recovered well after suffering major engine issues at the start of the night and not even posting a time in qualifying.

The team raced back to their nearby base to grab a back-up motor that was bolted in, in time for the final, starting from p24.

They were followed over the line by Cameron McKenzie, Coyle, Darren Mewett, Trevor Jolly, Manders, Kye Scroop, Taylor Milling and Jaydee Dack.

At the start of the night Harding set the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time with a 13.573 second lap, recorded in the first qualifying group.

Farr was second overall with a 13.583 after his run in the second qualifying group, while David Priolo topped the sheets in the third qualifying group and was third overall with a 13.630 second lap.

Scroop, in his first appearance in quite some time, was the winner of the Hoosier right rear tyre draw at the start of the evening.

The Maddington Toyota Triple Crown is the mini-series to round out the season on the back of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series that wrapped up at Bunbury Speedway on February 27.

Williamson won his first series championship, with Kingshott finishing second overall and Coyle third overall, with fourth being Manders, fifth being defending series champion Kendrick, 6th Pryde, 7th Milling, 8th David Priolo, 9th Maiolo and 10th AJ Nash.

The remaining rounds of the Maddington Toyota Triple Crown will be held at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, March 27 and Saturday, April 17.

RESULTS:

Qualifying 1: Daniel Harding 13.573, Kaiden Manders 13.748, Jason Pryde 13.911, Dayne Kingshott 13.961, Jaydee Dack 14.270, Kye Scroop 14.325, AJ Nash 14.389, Trevor Reynolds 14.393.

Qualifying 2: Robbie Farr 13.583, Ryan Lancaster 13.970, Andrew Priolo 13.995, James Inglis 13.996, Jason Kendrick 14.127, Taylor Milling 14.204, Darren Mewett 14.299, Ben Butcher NTT.

Qualifying 3: David Priolo 13.630, Callum Williamson 13.685, Kris Coyle 13.873, Brad Maiolo 13.933, Trevor Jolly 14.243, Matthew Cross 14.490, Cameron McKenzie 14.617 and Paul Peet 14.632.

Heat 1: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Kaiden Manders, 3rd Dayne Kingshott, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Kye Scroop, 6th AJ Nash, 7th Jaydee Dack, 8th Trevor Reynolds.

Heat 2: 1st Robbie Farr, 2nd Ryan Lancaster, 3rd James Inglis, 4th Andrew Priolo, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th Darren Mewett.

Heat 3: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Kris Coyle, 5th Trevor Jolly, 6th Cameron McKenzie, 7th Matthew Cross, 8th Paul Peet.

Heat 4: 1st Taylor Milling, 2nd Ryan Lancaster, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th James Inglis, 6th AJ Nash, 7th Jaydee Dack.

Heat 5: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Andrew Priolo, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Robbie Farr, 5th Callum Williamson, 6th Darren Mewett, 7th Matthew Cross, 8th Paul Peet.

Heat 6: 1st Dayne Kingshott, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Kye Scroop, 4th Kris Coyle, 5th Trevor Jolly, 6th Cameron McKenzie.

A Main: 1st Robbie Farr, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th AJ Nash, 7th Dayne Kingshott, 8th Matthew Cross, 9th Trevor Reynolds, 10th Ben Butcher, 11th Cameron McKenzie, 12th Kris Coyle, 13th Darren Mewett, 14th Trevor Jolly, 15th Kaiden Manders, 16th Kye Scroop, 17th Taylor Milling and 18th Jaydee Dack.

 

Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series Roars to Existence with Incredible Side-by-Side Racing at Heart O’ Texas!

Elm Mott, TX (3/13/21) by DarinShort.com. Any naysayers to the new ‘open cubic inch’ engine rule were quickly extinguished last night at the series premiere of the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series opener at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, as it was wall-to-wall passing and excitement from the first heat race until the conclusion of the championship feature event left fans smiling from ear to ear…and Houston area racer Channin Tankersley holding the $2,000 winners check in victory lane. But it was far from an easy win, as the driver of the Old School Racing #17g would not take the lead until the start of lap 22.

The former Sprint Car Bandits series created a unique and effective rules package five seasons ago with the intent to provide racers with a more sustainable form of sprint car racing, and it has worked. Although the series is now rebranded as the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series in 2021, it still utilizes 100% of the core ‘Bandits rules – identically – to what has built the series into such a popular winged sprint car division with both race teams and fans.

Series co-founder Darin Short comments: “This new edit to our rules in 2021 has been the plan all along for the series, but just like sprint car racing in general, things kind of move at a glacial pace in the rules department in this sport, so we didn’t want to shock the series into existence, we wanted enough data points collected first to know we could transition to open C.I. limits without affecting, or marginalizing, our core group of racers who have helped solidify this into the popular division it has become in the DFW area.”

Short continues, stating: “Evidence of this was put on full display last night as we had an epic battle for the lead, a virtual sprint car chess match, on display in front of the fans for the lead with two drivers opting to race with 360C.I. powerplants under the hood – all while 2020 series champion Michael Day was picking his way through the field from his 8th place starting position, to emerge as 2nd place finisher in the feature event – and their team chose to utilize a 305C.I. powerplant to do it!”

And as life goes, words are one thing, but a video to back it up really sells a salesman’s pitch. Click https://youtu.be/Z3nMEMzO-oU to check out feature race action at this link.

Several times you will see the lead pair – and sometimes trio – encountering a pack of lap cars and negotiating them without contact or issues – which made for a highly entertaining sprint car race for the fans to enjoy!

Channin Tankersley would take the lead from Chase Randall on the beginning of lap 22, however that pass would be negated when the events first caution flag would be waved.

On the restart, Randall would take the extreme upper deck on corner entry, while Tankersley would blast the bottom of corner one, and the pair literally met at the exit of corner two with slight contact that would result in Randall’s left rear tire going down, ending his superb run. Tankersley would take the point on the lap 21 restart and cruise to victory over Michael Day and John Ricketts. Claud Estes III and Jett Hays would round out the top 5.

After the event, it was still all smiles down in the Randall pit area, as this writer spoke with the team and they were thrilled with how competitive their car and young driver was – considering they only had one other night of running the ‘Bandits rules package previously. It was just bad luck that their tire went down for such minimal contact with the Tankersley car, it was just good hard racing coming down to the wire.

Selby Holder and his track prep crew provided ‘Bandits teams a stellar surface that held up the entire event, thus allowing the teams to showcase their full talent by giving them racing lines from the edge of the infield tires all the way to the upper deck of the high banks.

The Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series would also like to thank the track crew for doing a fantastic job keeping the show rolling along – as our feature race would take the checkers at about 10:15pm, while outdoor temps were still hovering just above the 70° mark.

We would also like to thank Smiley’s Racing Products and The Peterson Agencies/Globe Life for their support of this event – and all Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series events throughout the season!

And speaking of season, next up for the ‘Bandits, is the Bandits Outlaw Spring Nationals at Kennedale Speedway Park on Saturday, March 27th. This will give us all some time to catch our breath after last night’s super exciting event.

Make sure to check out last night’s feature race video clip if you weren’t at the track to see it in person, as several drivers had excellent runs that may not be reflected by the finishing order of the event.

Dalton Steed was one of those drivers, as his immaculate #26 sprinter was literally fast as hell and had caught the lead pair and at one point passed Channin Tankersley for 2nd place when his car slipped up the track exiting corner four and popping the wall. We can’t wait to see Dalton race with us next, as his team certainly will be a force that other teams will have to reckon with!

Preston Perlmutter was the only car to get upside down during the evening – and then it really was just getting tipped on its side after a wild sequence of racers were all gunning for the same spot in corner two during the restart on lap 21; thus ending his good run.

We’d also like to thank Pony Express Honey Company and Hurricane Racing for providing trophies for the Top 5 in 2020 ‘Bandits series points.

The trophies were doled out to those teams following the event, and pictures are attached to this post.

Here’s the feature race results from the Gene Adamcik Memorial event for the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series at Heart O’ Texas Speedway on the north side of Waco, Texas on Friday March 12th:

Driver (start):

17g Channin Tankersley (2)

67 Michael Day (7)

99b John Ricketts (3)

74e Claud Estes III (5)

83 Jett Hays (7)

b99 Blake Mallory (6)

44 Gary Floyd (12)

74 DJ Estes (17)

82 Austin Saunders (15)

7 Jerrad Warhurst (13)

6m Jarrett Lucito (11)

33 Michael Merrell (14)

9 Chase Randall (1)

71 Colby Estes (6)

42p Preston Perlmutter (16)

3 Brett Engstrom (21)

64 Mark Zoeller (10)

114 Todd Lovett (19)

26 Dalton Steed (4)

72 Daniel Estes (20)

11L Ian Lovett (18)

13 Chance McCrary (DNS)

72H Harli While (DNS, weight)

For the latest news and series info, please visit us online at www.2021BOSS.com and on Facebook at BanditsOutlawSprintSeries.

Saturday, March 27, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Spring Nationals, KENNEDALE SPEEDWAY PARK, Kennedale TX

Saturday, April 3, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Bunny Hop on the High Banks, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - Hammer Hill Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals, I-30 Speedway, Little Rock AR*

Friday, May 14, 2021 - Children's Tumor Foundation Night, Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Waco TX

Saturday, May 22, 2021 - Panhandle 25 Outlaw Sprint Nat’ls, Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX

Saturday, May 29, 2021 - TBA

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals at The Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway**

Friday, June 11, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals at The Dirt Track, Texas Motor Speedway**

Saturday, June 19, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Summer Nationals at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX

Friday, June 25, 2021 - MDA Muscling in the Dirt Night, Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Waco TX

Saturday, July 3, 2021 - Flags & Fireworks Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals, 82 Speedway, Petty TX

~ Bandits Summer Break ~

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Fall Nationals at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 - Falls Town Outlaw Sprint Showdown Monarch Motor Speedway Wichita Falls TX

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 - 3rd Annual Paul Peters Memorial featuring Bandits Outlaw Sprints, 82 Speedway Petty TX

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 - 24th Annual Fall Classic, Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Waco TX

*Special Out of Area Event Purse: $2,000/win, $350/start (starts 22 cars) & $150 to all NQ’s. Full ‘Bandits rules.

**Special Event Purses: $2,500/win, $400/start (starts 24 cars) nightly & $150 to all NQ’s. Pre-entry and eligibility info will be posted well in advance of event. Full ‘Bandits rules. This is the kickoff to NASCAR All-Star weekend at TMS.

 

 

 

Drought ends for Lee with Sunday Oil Capital RaceSaver win at Meeker

By John Rittenoure

MEEKER, Okla. (March 7) – It has been a long time in coming for Joe Bob Lee.

One of the most loyal followers of the AmeriFlex/Oil Capital Racing Series for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Lee has spent the past four years traveling to each race on the OCRS schedule from his home in the far southwest Oklahoma town of Cache hoping to pick up a main event win.

Sunday, it finally happened. Lee took over the lead just a few laps before the halfway point in the 30-lap feature of Spring Nationals at Red Dirt Raceway and raced unchallenged for his first career series victory.

“It is going on four years straight I have been running with the series,” Lee said, thinking back to when he started running with OCRS. “It is finally good to get the monkey off my shoulders.“

Lee credited the work of his family, crew and sponsors for his success.

“We have had a lot of top 5 and top 10’s. A lot of good runs,” Lee recalled. “It all starts in the shop. I have good crew behind me and my family. I have good sponsors behind me with AmeriFlex, Lupe Construction, Davis Air Conditioning, Lawton Auto Parts and all the major players that make this happen.”

When the green flag dropped on the 2021 season’s second show, Tanner Conn raced into the lead using the high groove while Lee committed to the low groove in the runner-up position. Lee stayed with his groove choice and caught Conn just a few laps before halfway and drove into the lead.

The car setup for the feature was aided by what Lee learned before the race.

“My nephew raced earlier in restrictors and we got looking at his tires,” Lee said. “We noticed they started taking rubber and that is what we set up for. It worked out for the good.”

The win was a complete turnaround from Saturday where Lee ran 12th in the second B main.

“Last night we struggled and did not make the show,” Lee said. “We ran the “B’. I had some trouble there. Tonight was a 180 degree flip.”

Conn continued chasing Lee until lap 20 when he came to a stop on the track to bring out a yellow flag. On the restart Terry Easum moved into second until the red waved for Andrew Deal who got upside down in turn two.

Another yellow waved on the restart for Austin Saunders who spun in turn three. The next restart was not good for Easum who gave up second to Jason Martin on lap 23. Martin was not able to close on Lee and finished second. Whit Gastineau came from ninth starting to finish third, dropping Easum to fourth. Casey Wills finished fifth.

Tyler Drueke of Eagle, Nebraska was the hard charger of the night coming from 18th to finish seventh behind sixth place and Saturday winner Johnny Kent.

Feature results – 1. Joe Bob Lee; 2. Jason Martin; 3. Whit Gastineau; 4. Terry Easum; 5. Casey Wills; 6. Johnny Kent; 7. Tyler Drueke; 8. Danny Wood; 9. Tim Kent; 10. Joshua Tyre; 11. Austin Saunders; 12. Zach Chappell; 13. Alison Slaton; 14. Rees Moran; 15. Tanner Conn; 16. Andrew Deal; 17. Ty Hanten; 18. Chris Kelly; 19. Zach Blurto; 20. Brandon Jennings.

 

 

Kent is super in Oil Capital RaceSaver series opener

By John Rittenoure

MEEKER, Okla. (March 6) – Johnny Kent gave up the early lead then regained it just in time to win the 2021 AmeriFlex/Oil Capital Racing Series season opener for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars during night one of the Red Dirt Raceway Spring Nationals.

For the first time, the series raced under the IMCA RaceSaver sanction and a total of 42 competitors turned out for the inaugural outing.

Kent picked up his third OCRS career victory, but it almost did not happen.

Starting outside front row next to Dillon Laden, Kent jumped into the lap one lead on the Red Dirt quarter-mile before the yellow flag waved.

On the restart, fourth starting Casey Wills roared past Kent for the lead. Kent kept pace with Wills throughout the 25-lapper hoping for a second chance. Opportunity presented itself in the final two laps and Kent went around Wills for the victory.

Tyler Drueke, making his first start with OCRS, charged from eighth to finish third. Ty Williams was fourth and veteran Danny Wood came from 14th to fifth.

Feature results – 1. Johnny Kent; 2. Casey Wills; 3. Tyler Drueke; 4. Ty Williams; 5. Danny Wood; 6. Zach Chappell; 7. Zach Martin; 8. Jase Randolph; 9. Andrew Deal; 10. Chris Kelly; 11. Danny Smith; 12. Terry Easum; 13. Kyle Clark; 14. Whit Gastineau; 15. Alison Slaton; 16. Dillon Laden; 17. Tanner Conn; 18. Andy Shouse; 19. Blake Scott; 20. Jesse Graham.

 

 

Sanders Sweeps the Silver Cup

(Chico, CA 3/6/21)…For the second night in a row, Justin Sanders won the winged 360 sprint car feature at Silver Dollar Speedway. The Saturday night win also etches his name in history as a Silver Cup Champion. The triumph also earned Sanders his seventh career win at Chico. Dale Miller’s No. 4sa was the car to beat all weekend and this team looks to be a powerhouse in 2021.

The first 19-laps of the sprint car main event went non-stop. Sixth place running Willie Croft stopped in turn four to bring out the yellow. Up to that point in the event, the young star in the making Joel Myers Jr. was the leader. Myers Jr. was flawless up front. Sanders was in the second spot. On the restart the two sliced and diced for the lead that ultimately led to some side-by-side contact coming out of turn four. Both drivers continued as Sanders took the lead and Myers faded a bit. In fact, Tanner Carrick and Robbie Price were each able to pass Myers. The only thing to slow Sanders down was a lap 29 red flag. Michael Ing did a soft roll over in turn four. Also stopping was Brad Bumgarner and Nick Larson.

This set up a two-lap dash to the checkered. Sanders executed the restart to perfection and won by nearly two-seconds over Price who held on for second. Blake Carrick made a late race charge to finish third. Myers Jr. regrouped to finish fourth. Tanner Carrick came home fifth. Props to two hard charging drivers as both Andy Forsberg and Andy Gregg charged through the field. Forsberg started 15th and finished 6th. Gregg started 16th and finished 8th.

Willie Croft earned the fast time award. His time was 11.866. Croft was the fastest out of 36 drivers who entered night two of the Silver Cup. Steel Powell hustled around the top side to win the 12-lap B main. Chris Masters won the C main.

Tanner Carrick won the first eight lap heat. Blake Carrick earned the win in heat two. Robbie Price got the win in heat three. Billy Wallace won the fourth heat.

Thirty Dwarf Cars signed in for night number two. What a charge to the front by 12th place starting Mike Grenert, who took the lead on lap 10 and never looked back. It was a popular win solidified by the deep starting spot. Shawn Jones held the lead but on lap 10 seemed to drift off the turn four embankment and fall back to eighth. Jones then put his elbows up and charged back to fourth, only to slide off the track again with three to. Grenert was left up front to hold off Ben Wiesz and Ryan Winter. On lap five, Shawn Whitney flipped in turn one. It was his second flip in consecutive nights. He was shaken up but did walk to a golf kart and drove back to the pits. Wiesz did all he could to pass Grenert as did Winter. But neither could rattle the veteran. Grenert was the winner followed by Wiesz and Winter. Sean Catucci was fourth and Kevin Bender ran fifth. Speaking of Bender, he won the 12-lap B main event. Jones won the first heat. Winter won the second eight lap heat. Whitney dominated heat three. Mike Reeder earned the honors in the fourth heat.

Full results available at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1840173

 

 

MARYSVILLE RACEWAY

(February 27, 2021)

47 Sprint Cars Kick off Season Opener at Marysville

An all-out war was waged Saturday night during the season opener at Marysville Raceway. The Saturday night show was highlighted by 47 sprint cars in the pit area. Lincoln’s Blake Carrick emerged the winner in the winged 360 sprint car division. Cameron Haney Jr. electrified the pit area only crowd with a last lap win in the Crate Sprints. Boy Moniz dominated the wingless sprint car feature.

Ryan Robinson turned the fastest lap in qualifying at a 12.983. He was the only driver to dip into the 12 second bracket for qualifying. He picked up an extra $100 cash bonus from Paul Olmsted Plastering. Kyle Offill, Brent Bjork, Nick Ringo and Blake Carrick each won their eight-lap heat race. Jodie Robinson passed Stephen Ingraham on the last lap to win the B-main event.

On the original start, Andy Forsberg clipped Shane Golobic. Forsberg came to a stop with a broken front end. Golobic would restart. Blake Carrick led the first lap on the second restart. In fact, Carrick would go on to lead all 25-laps to get the win. Behind him it was Brent Bjork chasing him for most of the race. It was on the final circuit when Tanner Carrick drove by Bjork for the second spot. Bjork was third.

On the eighth lap Golobic and Ryan Robinson each had problems. Golobic would not return. Robinson went to the pits and came back out. Robinson raced his way back to a ninth-place finish. On the next restart, Nick Larson took a wild tumble down the front stretch. The car was junk, but the driver did walk away. Jodie Robinson was the hard charger. She transferred from the B main and started in the 16th spot. Robinson did a fantastic job to race her way up to a sixth-place finish.

Kaimi Moniz-Costa led the first seven laps of the 20-lap wingless sprint main event. Yet, it was evident that Boy Moniz was the fastest car on the track. After starting in the third spot, Boy Moniz passed Moniz-Costa on lap eight. From there on out, Boy was gone and won the race by over seven seconds. It was an impressive run to say the least. Moniz-Costa finished second. Tony Bernard finished third. It was a clean and well ran race by all the competitors. Timmy Sherman Jr. ran fourth and Brent Steck finished fifth. A total of 12 cars entered the nights race.

Crate Sprint cars were out in force tonight. A big turnout of 11 cars made the feature event very entertaining. Chad Thompson led the first 19 laps. However, the most important lap to lead is the last. Cameron Haney Jr. was able to make a spectacular pass around Thompson on the final lap to steal the win. It was a fantastic finish to a great race. Thompson finished second. Kevin Dozier should speed all night and finished third. Brett Youngman and David Simms charged to the front and finished fourth and fifth. Haney Jr. and Mike Ballentine each won their eight-lap heart race.

Full results at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1838914

 

 

WESTERN MIDGET RACING OPENER IN ARIZONA GOES TO DAVID PRICKETT

GLENDALE, ARIZ. (February 27, 2021) – David Prickett scored his eleventh career Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction victory by grabbing Saturday’s season opener at Glendale, Arizona’s Adobe Mountain Speedway. The victory marks the fourth different venue where Prickett has prevailed in WMR competition and gives him the debut win for the series in the Copper State.

Nine stock production-powered Midgets were on hand for the non-points opener. Prickett won the opening heat race from the outside pole before Peoria, Arizona’s Cory Brown duplicated the feat in the second heat race.

A three-car inversion for the 20-lap feature placed Greg Jewett on the pole on the 1/5th mile dirt oval. Prickett took the win from the third starting position, holding off Brown by a scant .625 seconds. Jewett’s debut was a strong one, finishing third ahead of fellow debutant Las Cruces, NM’s Aasa Flores and Granite Bay, Calif.’s Gary Dunn.

Western Midget Racing opens its 2021 championship points season on March 20th at Adobe Mountain with Ocean Speedway’s first WMR date on March 26 and Ventura Raceway seeing its first WMR action of the year on April 3.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, King Racing Products, and BR Motorsports.

February 27, 2021 - Adobe Mountain Speedway (Glendale, Ariz.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 0FG David Prickett; HEAT 2 (8 laps) - 1. 29 Cory Brown

FEATURE (20 laps) - 1. 0FG David Prickett [3]; 2. 29 Cory Brown [2]; 3. 74 Greg Jewett [1]; 4. 6 Aasa Flores [5]; 5. 12h Gary Dunn [6]; 6. 17 Megan Moorhead [9]; 7. 5 CJ Bunch [8]; 8. 50 Kala Keliinoi [7]; 9. 99 Darren Brent [4]

NEXT RACE: March 20 – Adobe Mountain Speedway (Glendale, Ariz.)

 

 

Veal Takes The Showdown at Sungold

Premier Speedway’s Sprintcar Showdown at Sungold Stadium with thanks to Chittick’s, saw a strong field of Sprintcars take to Premier Speedway tonight.

Darren Mollenoyux set the scene during qualifying when he recorded a one lap time of 10.741 seconds to be the fastest overall qualifier. Brayden Cooley, Grant Anderson and Corey McCullagh also recorded the fastest times in their respective heat groups.
Mollenoyux continued his strong from into the opening round of heats when he joined Brett Milburn, Jamie Veal and Peter Doukas in claiming maximum points from their ten-lap heat races.

The second round of heats saw win to Travis Millar, Tate Frost, Jamie Veal and Ross Jarred with a fine drive I the final heat of the night.

The field for the 30 lap feature was set after Andy Caruana won the C-Main and the top four, Tim van Ginneken, Ross Jarred, Andrew Hughes and Tate Frost transferred from the B-Main.

Jamie Veal made the Showdown feature his own as the current Australian Champion led all 30 circulations of Sungold Stadium, enduring a couple of cautions along the way to take the win from the super consistent duo of Mollenoyux and Anderson who completed the podium.

The Super Rod Cup for 2021 was taken out by Ewan Mckenzie as he wound back the clock in a dominant 15 lap feature event.

The earlier heat races were won by Dane Court, with Jamie May picking up a pair of heat race wins.

In the Late model Showdown the Heat races were entertaining to say the least, with wins going the way of Cameron Pearson, Ben Nicastri and Tasmania’s Brad Smith in a thrilling run to the front in the final heat of the night.

An entertaining 20 lap final saw Chevy Edwards take home the Late Model Showdown Silverware after he held off a late race charge from the persistent Brad Smith with Peter Nicola doing enough to hang on for third.

A small field of V8 Dirt Modifieds put on some tight racing with Daryl Hickson capping a strong night with the win in the final.

The quick results of the nights program are as follows:

Sprintcars:

Time Trial Group One:
1. V20 Brayden Cooley 11.009; 2. V68 Brett Milburn 11.106; 3. S27 Daniel Pestka 11.156; 4. V8 Bobby Daly 11.201; 5. N36 Eddie Lumbar 11.220; 6. V48 Adam King 11.398; 7. V93 Travis Millar 11,438; 8. S97 David Murcott 11.751; 9. VA11 Phil Micallef 11.934; 10. V93 Kevin Reeves No Time Taken.

Time Trial Group Two:
1. V37 Grant Anderson 10.953; 2. V98 Peter Doukas 10.910; 3. V19 Sam Wren 10.983; 4. V28 Andrew Hughes 11.028; 5. V92 Matthew Reed 11.055; 6. V60 Jordyn Charge 11.110; 7. V44 Tim Van Ginneken 11.118; 8. V96 Andy Caruana 11.263; 9. T62 Tate Frost 11.265; 10. V36 Daniel Reinhardt 11.838; 11. VA49 Shaun Lyness 12.094.

Time Trial Group Three:
1. V90 Corey McCullagh 10.747; 2. A1 Jamie Veal 10.766; 3. S20 Glen Sutherland 10.924; 4. VA88 Grant Stansfield 11.133; 5. S37 Terry Kelly 11.234; 6. V64 David Aldersley 11.250; 7. V17 Dennis Jones 11.262; 8. V75 Mitchell Smith 11.489; 9. V32 Stephen Spark 11,621; 10. VA37 Darryl Atkinson 12.129.

Time Trial Group Four:
1. V3 Darren Mollenoyux 10.741; 2. V70 John Vogels 10.903; 3. V2 Domain Ramsay 10.964; 4. S11 Scott Enderl 11.176; 5. N53 Jessie Attard 11.205; 6. V88 Andy Hibbert 11.289; 7. VA22 Leigh Mugavin 11.310; 8. V27 Ross Jarred 11.536; 9. NT4 Jamie McInnes 11.659; 10. V21 Ben Micallef 12.404.

Heat One: 1st V68 Brett Milburn; 2nd V20 Brayden Cooley; 3rd S27 Daniel Pestka; 4th V8 Bobby Daly; 5th N36 Eddie Lumbar.

Heat Two: 1st V98 Peter Doukas; 2nd V37 Grant Anderson; 3rd V60 Jordyn Charge; 4th V19 Sam Wren; 5th V28 Andrew Hughes.

Heat Three: 1st A1 Jamie Veal; 2nd S20 Glen Sutherland; 3rd VA88 Grant Stansfield; 4th S37 Terry Kelly; 5th V17 Dennis Jones.

Heat Four: 1st V3 Darren Mollenoyux; 2nd V70 John Vogels; 3rd N53 Jessie Attard; 4th VA22 Leigh Mugavin.; 5th V27 Ross Jarred.

Heat Five: 1st V93 Travis Millar; 2nd N36 Eddie Lumbar; 3rd V60 Jordyn Charge; 4th V37 Grant Anderson; 5th V96 Andy Caruana.

Heat Six: 1st T62 Tate Frost; 2nd V44 Tim Van Ginneken; 3rd V92 Matthew Reed; 4th V19 Sam Wren; 5th V8 Bobby Daly.

Heat Seven: 1st A1 Jamie Veal; 2nd V75 Mitch Smith; 3rd VA22 Leigh Mugavin; 4th v3 Darren Mollenoyux; 5th N53 Jessie Attard.

Heat Eight: 1st V27 Ross Jarred; 2nd V32 Stephen Spark; 3rd V17 Dennis Jones; 4th S20 Glen Sutherland; 5th V90 Corey McCullagh.

Sprintcar C-Main 10 laps (Top 5 Transfer to A-Main): 1st V96 Andy Caruana; 2nd V92 Matthew Reed; 3rd V2 Domain Ramsay; 4th NT4 Jamie McInnes; 5th VA49 Shaun Lyness; 6th V21 Ben Micallef; 7th V64 David Aldersley; 8th VA11 Phil Micallef; 9th V36 Daniel Reinhardt; 10th VA37 Darryl Atkinson.

Sprintcar B-Main 15 laps (Top 4 Transfer to A-Main): 1st V44 Tim Van Ginneken; 2nd V27 Ross Jarred; 3rd V28 Andrew Hughes; 4th T62 Tate Frost; 5th V90 Corey McCullagh; 6th V17 Dennis Jones; 7th S11 Scott Enderl; 8th V92 Matthew Reed; 9th V32 Stephen Spark; 10th NT4 Jamie McInnes; 11th VA49 Shaun Lyness; 12th V75 Mitchell Smith; 13th V2 Domain Ramsay; 14th V96 Andy Caruana; 15th S37 Terry Kelly; 16th V93 Travis Millar.

Sprintcar A-Main (30 laps No Time): 1st V35 Jamie Veal; 2nd V3 Darren Mollenoyux; 3rd V37 Grant Anderson; 4th V60 Jordyn Charge; 5th N53 Jessie Attard; 6th V68 Brett Milburn; 7th S19 Sam Wren; 8th V98 Peter Doukas; 9th S27 Daniel Pestka; 10th V70 John Vogels; 11th VA22 Leigh Mugavin; 12th N36 Eddie Lumbar; 13th V44 Tim Van Ginneken; 14th VA88 Grant Stansfield; 15th V27 Ross Jarred; 16th T62 Tate Frost (DNF); 17th V20 Brayden Cooley (DNF); 18th S20 Glen Sutherland (DNF); 19th V8 Bobby Daly (DNF); 20th V28 Andrew Hughes (DNF).
(Start Order: 1. A1; 2. V3; 3. V37; 4. V98; 5. S20; 6. V68; 7. V19; 8. V20; 9. V70; 10. V60; 11. S27; 12. N36; 13. VA88; 14. V8; 15. N53; 16.VA22; 17. V44; 18. V27; 19. V28; 20. T62.

Lap Leaders: 1-30 A1 Jamie Veal

T & D Wholesale Chalkstix Torsion Bar Award – S19 Sam Wren 7th place.

Late Model Showdown:

Heat One: 1st V10 Cameron Pearson; 2nd S10 Matt Crimmins; 3rd V2 Peter Nicola; 4th V71 Domain Ramsay; 5th V12 Brock Edwards.

Heat Two: 1st N99 Ben Nicastri; 2nd T6 Brad Smith; 3rd AX21 Chevy Edwards; 4th S19 Brad Gartner; 5th S10 Matt Crimmins.

Heat Three: 1st T6 Brad Smith; 2nd AX21 Chevy Edwards; 3rd V10 Cameron Pearson; 4th V23 Brendan Hucker; 5th V12 Brock Edwards.

A-Main: 1. AX21 Chevy Edwards; 2. T6 Brad Smith; 3. V2 Peter Nicola; 4. V23 Brendan Hucker; 5. S19 Brad Gartner; 6. S10 Matt Crimmins; 7. V12 Brock Edwards; 8. V71 Domain Ramsay; 9. V10 Cameron Pearson (DNF); 10. N99 Ben Nicastri (DNF); 11. V9 Shane Belk (DNF); 12. V17 Will Lamb (DNF)

V8 Dirt Modifieds Showdown:

Heat One: 1st V84 Lloyd Hobson; 2nd V92 Daryl Hickson; 3rd V59 Michael Ardley; 4th V99 Troy Scott; 5th V93 Tyler Scott (DNF).

Heat Two: 1st V92 Daryl Hickson; 2nd V59 Michael Ardley; 3rd V84 Lloyd Hobson.

A-Main: 1. V92 Daryl Hickson; 2. V84 Lloyd Hobson; 3. V59 Michael Ardley; 4. V99 Troy Scott; 5. V23 Mark Topperwein; 6. V93 Tyler Scott.

Super Rod Cup:

Heat One: 1st HA15 Dane Court; 2nd W8 Jamie May; 3rd HA23 Billy Grist; 4th AV10 Allan Pitcher; 5th W88 Howard Stansfield.

Heat Two: 1st W8 Jamie May; 2nd W98 Ewan McKenzie; 3rd AV10 Allan Pitcher; 4th W5 Paul Verhoeven; 5th W88 Howard Stansfield.

Heat Three: 1st W8 Jamie May; 2nd S66 George Woolstencroft; 3rd W5 Paul Verhoeven; 4th W88 Howard Stansfield; 5th HA15 Dane Court.

A-Main: 1. W98 Ewan McKenzie; 2. AV10 Allan Pitcher; 3. W5 Paul Verhoeven; 4. W88 Howard Stansfield; 5. W8 Jamie May; 6. HA15 Dane Court; 7. W4 Peter Gale; 8. S66 George Woolstencroft; 9. HA23 Billy Grist (DNF).

The next meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Saturday March 13, 2021 and will feature the Victorian Sprintcar Title, Street Stocks and LS Sprintcars.
Gates will open at 4pm with Racing to get underway at 5pm.
Tickets are available on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au, please keep and eye on our website and Facebook page for more information.

 

 

O’GARA SCORES FIRST SPRINT WIN WITH STEELE 125 PRELIMINARY

February 26, 2021 – Pinellas Park, Florida - Kyle O’Gara scored his first career sprint car win Friday night at Showtime Speedway when he captured the 30-lap opening night of the “Dave Steele World Non Wing Sprint Car Championship 125.” O’Gara took advantage of a Kody Swanson miscue to take the top sot and never looked back.
In a bizarre twist of events, several of the top contenders were involved in a first lap accident exiting turn 2. Sport Allen, Johnny Gilbertson, Shane Butler, LJ Grimm, and Kody Swanson were all collected in the pileup. All but Gilbertson and Butler were able to restart.

When the green flag waved Sport Allen got the jump and lead the first 7 circuits. Allen began to get loose and this allowed Kody Swanson to take the top spot. But two laps later, Swanson got too high exiting turn 4 which allowed O’Gara the opportunity he needed on lap 10. O’Gara would go the rest of the distance to claim his first-ever sprint car feature victory.

Following O’Gara were Tyler Roahrig, LJ Grimm, Kody Swanson, and Dakoda Armstrong rounding out the top 5.

“I wish it was a little bit closer to home” O’Gara stated in victory lane in reference to his first sprint car win in Florida despite calling Indiana home. ”We’re happy to get the win tonight and get some momentum rolling for this weekend”.

O’Gara described his opportunity to take the lead from Swanson on lap 10.”I saw a rare error out of him (Swanson) and we took advantage of it and kept rolling. I thought he overshot the entry to three and broke away there. But its hard telling. It’s a rare error out of him” concluded O’Gara.

Saturday night will conclude the weekend’s racing action with the “Dave Steele World Non Wing Championship 125”. The 125-lap feature event will pay $5,000 to the winner.


30-Lap Feature Results

1. Kye O’Gara (67)
2. Tyler Roahrig (56)
3. LJ Grimm (88)
4. Kody Swanson (77)
5. 5. Dakoda Armstrong (7a)
6. Joe Liguori (13)
7. Travis Bliemeister (4)
8. Ronnie Wuerdeman (32)
9. Stan Butler (44)
10. Tommy Nichols (55)
11. Troy Thompson (15)
12. Nick Andrade (3)
13. Sport Allen (88a)
14. Dude Teate (0)
15. Johnny Gilbertson (22)
16. Shane Butler (18)

 

 

GRIMM SPRINTS TO SHOWTIME NON-WING CHECKERS

February 20, 2021 – Pinellas Park, Florida – LJ Grimm proved his January 30 non-wing sprint car victory at Showtime Speedway was no fluke after he captured yet another non-wing victory Saturday night at Showtime Speedway.

Grimm, who set fast time in qualifications with a lap of 13.770, drew a 4 for the inversion. Grimm wasted no time at the drop of the green and quickly settled into the second position behind early race leader Sport Allen.

The only serious accident of the evening occurred on lap 8 When Stan Butler flipped on his side exiting turn 2 after contact with another car. Travis Bliemeister was also collected in the melee and flipped upside down as well. Both drivers escaped unharmed.

On the double-file restart, race leader Allen chose the outside lane. Allen and Grimm would run side-by-side for a few laps before Grimm would take the point and build a sizable lead of 3.562 second over eventual runner-up Kyle O’Gara at the checked.

Allen would wind up third followed by Shane Butler and Johnny Gilbertson rounding out the top five.
In victory lane Grimm explained that advice he gave teammate Sport Allen earlier in the night almost cost him a victory. ”I wasn’t expecting Sport to take the outside lane on that restart” explained Grimm. “We had a talk before the feature, and I told him the outside was a little better between one and two. I didn’t think he was gonna listen to me. It kinda bit me in the ass on that restart. We had a pretty good race, and I could get by him and it worked out good for us. I don’t know what combination we got with this car and motor, but it’s working pretty good these last two non-wing races. We got some big dogs coming down next week and I’m looking forward to it” concluded Grimm.

Eleven-year-old phenom Colton Bettis started scratch on the field and worked his way up to seventh position in the 35-lap feature and looked impressive in his non-wing debut.
Midwest teams will begin arriving in Florida in only a few days to compete in next weekend’s 2nd annual Dave Steel World Non Wing Sprint Car Championship 125. Showtime Speedway promoter Robert Yoho will award $5,000 to the winner of next Saturday’s 125-lap event. Grimm is one of the early favorites to win next Saturday’s event and keep the trophy in the Sunshine state of Florida.

35 LAP FEATURE RESULTS

1. LJ Grimm (88)
2. Kyle O’Gara (67)
3. Sport Allen (88a)
4. Shane Butler (18)
5. Johnny Gilbertson (22)
6. Mickey Kempgens (68)
7. Colton Bettis (61)
8. Tommy Nichols (55)
9. Branden Blenden (22)
10. Nick Andrade (3)
11. Jeff Smith (88s)
12. Brian Gingras (7g)
13. Duane LeCornu (7)
14. Troy DeCaire (X)
15. Stan Butler (1)
16. Travis Bliemeister (4)
DNS JJ Dutton (86)

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES Sunday, February 21

Callum Williamson won an epic sprintcar feature race at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night in a race that tested both drivers and crews as they raced into uncharted territory.

He claimed the Big Chap 57 race as part of the Ampol Legends night that paid tribute to the late Noel Bradford, who famously campaigned the 57.

Williamson won the long distance race from Daniel Harding and David Priolo in the race that was also round 11 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series and was punctuated by a midrace pitstop.

Williamson started from P5 for the marathon show and it took a while for him to hit his stride, but once he did, he was never challenged.

The race was hardly underway when Matthew Cross and Trevor Jolly came together and at the same time Shaun Bradford went to the work area (that has only been trialled for the second time) to change a flat tyre.

George Eaton also headed to the hot area a few seconds later as well.

When the race finally got underway it was Brad Maiolo, starting from pole, who got the jump from Dayne Kingshott, who started from P4, and Kaiden Manders, who started from p12 and had moved up the order quickly.

With five laps in the book Manders has slipped into second, while Ben Butcher, who started from p6, was looking very racy in p4.

The next lap saw Maiolo hit traffic and Jason Kendrick, who started from p9, was into the top five.

The caution lights came on again on lap 16 as Bradford’s 57 had jumped out of gear and he headed to the work area, as did Jolly who had a flat right rear tyre.

On the restart it was Maiolo who led away from Manders, Williamson, Kendrick and Kingshott and the LJM pilot was opening up a handy lead.

Manders was struggling with a damaged front wing and he was under attack, firstly from Williamson and then Kendrick.

On lap 26 Williamson struck a blow, successfully challenging Maiolo for the lead and seconds later Kendrick joined the fray and the top three were locked in an epic battle for a couple of laps before the midrace pitstop was called after 28 laps were in the book.

Harding, who was seventh at this stage, changed a right rear tyre and went to the rear for the restart, as did Kris Coyle who was ninth at that stage.

Kendrick traded blows for second with Maiolo on the restart and after a couple of laps he held down the position in his own right.

The red lights came on at lap 38 when George Eaton slowed up on the back straight and most cars scrambled to avoid him, except for Andrew Priolo who hit him hard, putting both of them out of the contest.

This time it was Williamson to lead away from Kendrick, Maiolo, Manders, Butcher, Kingshott and David Priolo who looked stronger the longer the race went on.

The cautions came on again on lap 40 when there was contact between Taylor Milling and Kris Coyle, seeing Coyle keep going and Milling spun around on the back straight.

As the field regroupd Ben Butcher headed to the work area to change a left rear tyre and when the field raced away Priolo, who was in fifth, moved up to fourth and then the top four had a handy buffer over the rest of the pack.

Priolo then traded barbs with Maiolo for third and eventually got the better of that battle, while a lot of attention was on Harding who was now back up to fifth after charging from the back.

With 50 laps on the board the red lights came on when something appeared to break on the Maiolo 77 and the car failed to turn at the end of the main straight, elevating Priolo to third and Harding to fourth.

Priolo had some good drive on the restart - and it proved to be too much - he was deemed to have jumped the start and when there was another caution period shortly afterwards, he was relegated two spots,

On lap 53 Manders pulled infield and then the next one out of the show was Kendrick who went too high in pits bend when still in second, seeing Harding move up to second and Priolo to third.

On the run home however, it was all Williamson, who had all the answers and powered away for a popular victory on a great race track, taking his fourth win of the season.

Fourth over the line was Jason Pryde who put in a solid drive after starting from P8 and was involved in some great midpack battles.

Fifth was Coyle who started out of p10 and had dropped back significantly with the tyre change, but managed to claw back some valuable real estate.

Butcher held on for sixth in what was a great drive from the #42 machine.

Kingshott held on for seventh, ahead of Darren Mewett who started from p18 and crossed the line in eight - a remarkable result considering the lack of seat time he has had this year.

Ninth was Cam McKenzie who started from p17 - another impressive outcome for one of the sport’s quiet achievers.

The other finishers were Aldo De Paioli in 10th, after starting from p21, and Matthew Cross in 11th, after he started from p16.

Earlier in the night the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time award went to Maiolo, while the heat race wins went to David Priolo and Kingshott.

Attention now turns to the final two rounds of the series - that will both be contested at Bunbury Speedway next Saturday night - and it is going to go down to the wire.

A DNF has proved costly for series leader Manders who has had the gap closed significantly.

He has 1772 points - just two clear of Kingshott and Williamson who have 1770 points each, while Coyle has kept his chances of a high finish in order, with 1748 points, while Kendrick rounds out the top five on 1724.

RESULTS

Qualifying: Group 1: Shaun Bradford 13.667, David Priolo 13.702, Daniel Harding 13.733, Callum Williamson 13.825, Jason Kendrick 13.887, Kaiden Manders 14.129, Taylor Milling 13.273, Trevor Jolly 14.276, Cameron McKenzie 14.509, Aldo De Paoli 14.734 and George Eaton 15.029.

Group 2: Brad Maiolo 13.660, Dayne Kingshott 13.816, Jason Pryde 13.857, Ben Butcher 13.926, Kris Coyle 13.941, Andrew Priolo 13.991, AJ Nash 14.312, Matthew Cross 14.496, Darren Mewett 14.642 and Trevor Reynolds 14.656.

Heat 1: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Shaun Bradford, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Daniel Harding, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th Kaiden Manders, 8th Cameron McKenzie, 9th Trevor Jolly, 10th George Eaton, 11th Aldo De Paoli.

Heat 2: 1st Dayne Kingshott, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Ben Butcher, 4th Kris Coyle, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th AJ Nash, 8th Trevor Reynolds, 9th Matthew Cross, 10th Darren Mewett.

Feature race: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd David Priolo, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Kris Coyle, 6th Ben Butcher, 7th Dayne Kingshott, 8th Darren Mewett, 9th Cameron McKenzie, 10th Aldo De Paoli, 11th Matthew Cross. DNF: Jason Kendrick (54 laps), Kaiden Manders (53 laps), Brad Maiolo (49 laps), AJ Nash (40 laps), Andrew Priolo (38 laps), George Eaton (38 laps), Trevor Jolly (32 laps), Trevor Reynolds (27 laps), Shaun Bradford (16 laps).

Upcoming rounds:

Rd12 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series - Bunbury Speedway - Feb 27

Final Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series - Bunbury Speedway - Feb 27

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series Triple Crown

Rd1 Perth Motorplex - March 13

Rd2 Perth Motorplex - March 27

Rd3 Perth Motorplex - April 17

 

 

DECAIRE SPRINTS TO 417 SOUTHERN SPRINT WIN DESPITE NO POWER STEERING

February 13, 2021 – Punta Gorda, Florida – Troy DeCaire would not be denied a second consecutive Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series 2021 victory Saturday night despite the loss of power steering in the closing laps of his victory at 417 Southern Speedway.

When the green flag dropped DeCaire wasted no time charging to the front from his outside row two starting position. By the time he crossed the start finish line to complete the first lap, he had firmly established himself as the race leader.

He would go on to lead the 40-lap event wire-to-wire despite two late race double-file restarts that allowed LJ Grimm a brief opportunity to challenge DeCaire. DeCaire would go on to win the event by 1.371 seconds over runner-up Grimm.

In victory lane DeCaire explained he had lost power steering early in the race. ”I don’t know if a power steering line was leaking or something, its all over the car. Maybe I’m just old and got tired. I’m not really sure” explained DeCaire. ”I was struggling. I was getting a lot of wrap in the steering wheel. When I saw that yellow with three or four to go, I wasn’t happy to see that. You worry when you slow down because something might happen, and it might lock up. But the car was really good, and I never touched the wing. I can’t remember when the last time I done that”.

Following DeCaire was Grimm, Scotty Adema, Joey “The Ace” Aguilar, and Mike Tharp rounding out the top five.
With DeCaire’s win, he now finds himself undefeated in 2021 with 3 total winged pavement sprint car victories.

The event was also the only sprint car race contested in the state of Florida Saturday night as USAC Sprint Car events at Bubba Raceway and the “King of the 360’s” final at East Bay Raceway were canceled due to rain earlier in the day.

40-LAP FEATURE RESULTS

1. Troy DeCaire (36)
2. LJ Grimm (88)
3. Scott Adema (67)
4. Joey Aguilar (11)
5. Mike Tharp (J1)
6. Ryan Adema (92)
7. Travis Bliemeister (4)
8. Gary Wiggins (1)
9. Nick Andrade (3)


 


Shaffer Captures Night #2 in East Bay 360 Winternationals

After a runner-up finish on opening night, “The Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer seemed determined to better his fates when the second night of the three-race “King of the 360s” series hit the track on Friday night. Shaffer prevailed by making a lap 11 pass on the backstretch, having exchanged the top spot on several occasions with fellow Pennsylvania racer Mark Smith.

A field of 48 cars graced the pit area, setting six heat races that would determine the first 16 starting spots through passing points in the preliminaries. Winners of the heat races were Smith, Terry McCarl, Carson McCarl, Brett Wright, Dale Howard and Shaffer. Both Smith and Shaffer advanced from the third starting spot, leaving them with enough points to snare the front row for the 25-lap A main.

Three B-mains were contested to fill the final nine spots. Max Stambaugh, Davie Franek and Connor Loeffler led the way in each of their 12-lap last chance races.

When the 25 car field roared to the green flag for the start of the A feature, it would be Smith with the lead ahead of Shaffer and Eric Riggins. The leaders caught the back of the field on lap five as Smith worked to find racing room. This turn of events allowed Shaffer to close the gap, sweeping past Smith on lap seven. The new leader could not gain a significant advantage and it took just a couple of laps for Smith to find his way back to the lead. Now, it was Shaffer’s turn to be the hunter and he powered down the back straightaway on lap 11 to take the lead despite the lapped cars in front.

The first caution came flying on lap 15 for a Brett Wright incident. The New York driver, who shared the ;point lead after the first night and briefly held the top spot after the Friday heats, was done, diminishing his chances of staying in the top six lock-in. When the race resumed, Thursday winner Danny Martin was the man on the love, squeezing past Terry McCarl and bypassing Riggins to grab third. A lap later, Smith fell to Martin’s advances as Shaffer sought refuge among lapped traffic. The top two drivers matched lines as Martin tried to power closer. It looked like Shaffer would get the win, but a Matt Kurtz spin on lap 24 settled the field for a green and white restart, Shaffer had no issue keeping the field back, but Smith was determined to get back to second. He swung low on the track and pulled ahead of Martin in turn one, racing back to the checkered as the runner-up.

The top six drivers, based on passing points and feature finish points, are locked in the Saturday night “King of the 360s” feature event while the remainder will battle in heats for a starting spot. Those exempt six are Dale Howard, Tim Shaffer, Terry McCarl, Mark Smith, Danny Martin Jr. and Eric Riggins Jr.

Jim Kradel made the best of an infrequent start at East Bay with his first win at the track, holding off Steve Diamond Jr. for the Mini Sprint main. Jerod Meyers was the best of the bunch in the Micro Sprint main.

360 Sprints A-Feature

1.Tim Shaffer Aliquippa, Pa. 2. Mark Smith Sunbury, Pa. 3. Danny Martin Jr Sarasota, Fl. 4. Eric Riggins Jr Charlotte, Nc. 5. Terry McCarl Altoona, Ia. 6. Dale Howard Byhalia, Ms. 7. Max Stambaugh Lima, Oh. 8. Carson McCarl Altoona, Ia. 9. Cody Bova Struthers, Oh. 10. Zane Devault Plymouth, In. 11. Ben Brown Marshall, Mo. 12. Paul Colagiovanni Jr Central Square, Ny. 13. Denny Peebles Lowville, Ny. 14. Garet Williamson Columbia, Mo. 15. Slater Helt Cactus Flats, Mo. 16. Davie Franek Sussex, Nj. 17. Tyler Gunn Napoleon, Oh. 18. Connor Leoffler Myrtle Beach, Sc. 19. Phil Gressman Fremont, Oh. 20. Robbie Stillwaggon Burlington, Nj. 21. Cale Conley Vienna, Wv. 22. Nick Snyder Marco Island, Fl. 23. Matt Kurtz Jacksonville, Fl. 24. Brett Wright East Chatham, Ny. 25. Aj Maddox Valrico, Fl

Mini Sprints A-Feature

1.Jim Kradel Navarre, Fl. 2. Steve Diamond Jr Apollo Beach, Fl. 3. Stephen Thomas Dover, Fl. 4. Don Quinn Wesley Chapel, Fl. 5. James McNulty Nayame, Fl. 6. Ryan Kradel South Weber, Ut. 7. Jojo Davis Riverview, Fl. 8. Donald Quinn Wesley Chapel, Fl.

Micro Sprints A-Feature

Jerod Meyers Lakeland, Fl. 2. Doug Dyal Auburndale, Fl. 3. Paul Seburn Seffner, Fl. 4. William Brannan Jr Plant City, Fl. 5. Joshua Davis Riverview, Fl. 6. Richard (koot) Sapp Jr Plant City, Fl. DNS. William Burnside Tampa, Fl.

POINTS THROUGH TWO NIGHTS
Place Driver # Total Races 2/11/2021 2/12/2021
1 Dale Howard 47H 601 2 311 290
2 Tim Shaffer 72 601 2 291 310
3 Terry McCarl 24m 598 2 301 297
4 Mark Smith M1 596 2 288 308
5 Danny Martin Jr 24 587.5 2 300 287.5
6 Eric Riggins Jr 47 571 2 274 297
7 Brett Wright 14B 570 2 311 259
8 Tyler Gunn 27w 548 2 291 257
9 Ben Brown 7B 541 2 268 273
10 Connor Leoffler 22 533 2 280 253
11 Max Stambaugh 5s 533 2 256 277
12 Davie Franek 28F 529 2 270 259
13 Terry Gray 10G 515 2 278 237
14 Phil Gressman 7c 512.5 2 257.5 255
15 Paul Colagiovanni Jr 10 510.5 2 241 269.5
16 Carson McCarl 27 509 2 223 286
17 Garet Williamson 24w 501.5 2 243 258.5
18 Cale Conley 3c 501 2 271 230
19 Jacob Karklin 5k 497 2 277 220
20 Slater Helt 22s 494.5 2 231.5 263
21 Cody Bova 20B 487 2 209 278
22 Zane Devault 16B 487 2 213.5 273.5
23 Mark Reul Jr 83 481 2 257 224
24 Robbie Stillwaggon 89 475 2 224 251
25 Dustin Gates 6 469 2 251 218
26 Todd Gracey 3G 466 2 256 210
27 Ryan Ruhl 71H 464 2 253 211
28 Nick Snyder 116 449 2 198 251
29 Conner Morrell 28m 445.5 2 256 189.5
30 Greg Wilson 20w 445 2 225 220
31 Danny Smith 4 443.5 2 223 220.5
32 Denny Peebles 3 439 2 177 262
33 Aj Maddox 3a 432 2 208 224
34 Chris Martin 44 427 2 232 195
35 Ryan Bickett 17B 419.5 2 223 196.5
36 Frank Neill 88n 401 2 195.5 205.5
37 Michael Walter Ii 33w 401 2 194 207
38 Brandon Grubaugh 20 399.5 2 186.5 213
39 Rj Jacobs 18j 397.5 2 185.5 212
40 Ryan Timms 5T 392 2 199.5 192.5
41 Dylan Opdahl 2 389 2 191 198
42 Justin Whittall 67 388 2 189.5 198.5
43 Adam Cruea 21m 386 2 201.5 184.5
44 Billy Boyd 4B 369 2 180 189
45 Matt Kurtz 92 315 2 68 247
46 Will Hull 61 278 2 216 62
47 Austin McCarl 99 235 1 235 0
48 Tyler Boyd 4B 235 2 184 51
49 Garret Green 82 213 1 213 0
50 Gregg Jones 7j 142 1 0 142

 

Martin Opens 360 Sprint Winternationals with Thursday win

The opening night of week 4 of the 2021 Winternationals saw a field of 49 360 Sprints from 18 states as the competitors set the stage for the Saturday “King of the 360ds” with some exciting action.

Six heat races opened the program with the top 16 cars based on passing points earning an automatic bid into the A main. The races were won by Connor Leoffler, Terry Gray, Danny Martin Jr., Dale Howard, Ben Brown and Tyler Gunn. When the passing points were tallied, Brett Wright, who started eighth in his heat and finished second, would prevail and earn the pole position for the 25-lap A main.

Nine more spots were filled through a trio of B main events with Max Stambaugh, Cale Conley and Eric Riggins Jr. earning the top spots.

At the start of the 25-lap feature, Howard took the early lead from outside the front row. Wright held second while Martin was battling Terry McCarl for this in the early laps. The man of the move was Tim Shaffer, who started 14th, but sat in the top five after only four laps. The leaders hit lapped traffic on the fifth lap with Howard keeping the car on the low side to work through the backmarkers. This allowed Martin, who had bypassed Wright on lap five, to narrow the gap on the leader. By lap seven, Martin was able to sweep past and began to find racing room. Howard fell to Shaffer, who now set his sights on hunting down Martin. With both drivers using the same groove, catching was easier than passing and Shaffer couldn’t find a place to sweep by. Martin kept putting lapped cars between himself and Shaffer, playing a game of hide and seek among the cars going a lap down to the leaders. The caution showed on lap 21 for a stalled car in turn one shortly after Austin McCarl left the race in a hurry into the infield with heavy smoke from the engine compartment. The remaining laps saw no additional challenge as Martin was able to cruise out for a Winternationals win. He told the crowd that his team had opted out of a 360 race last week to run with the Top Gun series to get lap time at East Bay. Martin ran second in two Top Gun races, but became the man to beat with the 360 powerplants.

The racing action included Micro Sprints and Mini Sprints with Doug Dyal prevailing in the Micro Sprints and Bruce Comer coming out on top in Minis.

Night number two will be held on Friday with the point standings tallied at the end of the night to set lineups for the King of the 36os finale on Saturday.

360 Sprints A-Feature

Danny Martin Jr, Sarasota, Fl. 2. Tim Shaffer Aliquippa, Pa. 3. Dale Howard Byhalia, Ms. 4. Mark Smith Sunbury, Pa. 5. Eric Riggins Jr Charlotte, Nc. 6. Terry McCarl Altoona, Ia. 7. Brett Wright East Chatham, Ny. 8. Tyler Gunn Napoleon, Oh. 9. Max Stambaugh Lima, Oh. 10. Cale Conley Vienna, Wv. 11. Connor Leoffler Myrtle Beach, Sc. 12. Terry Gray Bartlett, Tn. 13. Jacob Karklin Indian Land, Sc. 14. Davie Franek Sussex, Nj. 15. Conner Morrell Palmetto, Fl. 16. Todd Gracey Glenville, Pa. 17. Ben Brown Marshall, Mo. 18. Phil Gressman Fremont, Oh. 19. Mark Ruel Jr Jacksonville, Fl. 20. Paul Colagiovanni Jr Central Square, Ny. 21. Ryan Ruhl Coldwater, Mi. 22. Dustin Gates Haughton, La. 23. Austin McCarl Altoona, Ia. 24. Slater Helt Cactus Flats, Mo. 25. Garet Williamson Columbia, Mo.

Mini Sprint A Feature

Mini Sprints A-Feature

1.Bruce Comer Ruskin, Fl. 2. Jim Kradel Navarre, Fl. 3. Don Quinn Wesly Chapel, Fl. 4. Jojo Davis Riverview, Fl. 5. James McNulty Nayame, Fl. 6. Stephen Thomas Dover, Fl. 7. Donald Quinn Wesley Chapel, Fl. 8. Ryan Kradel South Weber, Ut.

Micro Sprint A Feature

Micro Sprints A-Feature

1.Doug Dyal Auburndale, Fl. 2. Paul Seburn Seffner, Fl. 3. Richard (koot) Sapp Jr Plant City, Fl. 4. Joshua Davis Riverview, Fl. 5. William Burnside Tampa, Fl.

 

 

2 out of 3’s not bad

Rusty Hickman took out his second A Main victory in the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series on Saturday night at Blue Ribbon Raceway Horsham. “We have had a lot of luck these past couple of weeks, we are just having some fun and it’s paying off. I’m not putting any stress on myself and just kicking back and relaxing in the car and its paying off. Two firsts and a third, it’s been good.” said Rusty in his postrace interview.

After a slight delay to additional track preparation being required RD 3 got under way with All Star Legend Farmer Phil Lock picking up the Oval Express Quick Time award with a 14.671. Lockys win was a popular start to the night amongst all teams and a reward for the hard working team. The A lined up with the veteran and the future in P1 and P2 – Locky and Rusty. After a quick steering box change VA91 Dan Scott lined up in P3 and Mr Bull Bars Shaun Forrell’s NS8 in P4. The green dropped for the 30 lap feature but reds were on quickly when young rookie Blake Walsh VA97 and Jesse NicholasVA50 tangled in turn 1. Unfortunately for Walsh it was the end of his night. Walsh walked away but the car received major damage. At the same time VA52 Jason Bolitho took a tumble in
Turn 2 ending his night on the infield. The greens didn’t stay on for long as V29 Michael Tancredi and
D21 Zac Farrer tumbled past the judge’s box on the front straight. Both cars taking heavy damage
and retiring. 29 laps then went flag to flag with the leaders quickly catching lap traffic and putting on
a great race for the crowd. Lock, Caruso, Hunter, Scott all dicing for a podium on a track that was getting quicker and quicker through the night, with Caruso finally locking in 2nd, Hunter3rd and Lock
4th. Farrer and Evans were hot on the leader’s tail tanks with Farrer home in 5th and Evans locking in
the top 6. Young Rookie racer Todd Moule had a strong race finishing 7th. Unfortunately Forrell’s
night ended with engine problems and with a similar issue for Marcus Green in the V71 Skidmore machine.

Heat wins – Zac Farrer, Jay Brown, Chris Solomon, Michael Tancredi, Mathew Reed and Charles
Hunter.

A Main results: 1st Rusty Hickman, 2nd Mark Caruso, 3rd Charles Hunter, 4th Phil Lock, 5th Brenten Farrer, 6th Dan Evans, 7th Todd Moule, 8th Dan Scott, 9th Chris Solomon, 10th Kristy Ellis, 11th Jarman Dalitz, 12th Jay Brown, 13th Brett Smith, 14th Jessie Nicholas - DNF, 15th Shaun Forrell – DNF, 16th Michael Tancredi - DNF, 17th Zac Farrer – DNF, 18th Jason Bolitho – DNF, 19th Blake Walsh – DNF, 20th Marcus Green - DNF

Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Brett Smith - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Dan Scott – Vortex Front Wing
Hoosier Hero – Rusty Hickman – Hoosier WAV tyre
Flocon Lucky 7 – Todd Moule - $100 cash
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – not won - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –Blake Walsh - Fire Extinguisher
TEH Hard Charger – Chris Solomon - $100 bonus
BF 10 – Kristy Ellis - $100 Fuel Card
Oval Express Quick Time overall for Hot Laps – Phil Lock - $50 cash

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2021

It was a tough night of racing for many of the heavy hitters contesting round 10 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

A couple of competitors leading the feature race failed to finish that saw more cars parked on the infield than what finished the feature race.

Ultimately Jason Kendrick won the final from Brad Maiolo and Kaiden Manders.

It was Kendrick’s second feature race win of the season.

Manders is now the new series points leader with four rounds remaining after Callum Williamson, who was leading the points up until Saturday night, had a night he would rather forget, starting and ending badly.

The Williamson Motorsport W3 didn’t even get a lap in for qualifying with a broken selector in the diff.

He had to start the main event from P18 but was out early after he went high in turn one, hit the fence and rolled, at the same time as Jaydee Dack also hit the fence that also saw Andrew Priolo, Kris Coyle and Aldo De Paoli involved.

Daniel Harding, who started on pole for the feature race, crashed out on lap 21 while leading, after hitting the fence and rolling.

It was another disappointing end for Harding who has shown promise this season, but has been unable to convert it into a win at the business end of the night.

He started out in the best possible fashion by claiming the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time award at the start of the night with a best lap of 13.396, thanks to his run in the second qualifying group.

This time edged out Kendrick’s 13.419 and Maiolo’s 13.527, both recorded in the first qualifying session.

The final was a race of attrition after there was contact between David Priolo and Shaun Bradford with 25 laps in the book, putting them both out of the show.

Dayne Kingshott, who started from P2 for the final, was leading with one lap remaining when he crashed out, robbing him of his first win for Krikke Motorsport.

Kendrick inherited the lead for the dash to the finish line on the restart and he didn’t hesitate, taking the win.

He started the feature race from P4 after a second and a finish in his heat races.

Maiolo’s second was a great recovery after he crashed hard at the previous round on January 9 and underwent observation in hospital.

He started the final from P5 after a win and a fifth in his heat races.

Manders started from P14 and looked better the longer the final went on, being rewarded for his third place.

He didn’t finish his first heat race and was third on his next outing.

Andrew Priolo, in a new car with a great-looking paint scheme, was fourth after starting from P6.

Earlier on he had a second and a fourth.

Fifth was Taylor Milling who also recovered well after his P17 start, being well behind the eight ball after not starting either of his heat races.

Sixth was Jason Pryde who started from p9, while seventh went to Trevor Reynolds who started from p13 and eighth was George Eaton who came out of p15.

Manders leads the series on 1648 points from Kingshott on 1634, Williamson 1620, Coyle 1608 and defending series champion Kendrick on 1598.

Round 11 will be held at the Perth Motorplex next Saturday night, being the Krikke Boys Shootout that is being held in Perth for the first time.

RESULTS

Qualifying:

Group 1: Jason Kendrick 13.419, Brad Maiolo 13.527, David Priolo 13.557, Kris Coyle 13.559, Shaun Bradford 13.623, Jason Pryde 13.692, Kaiden Manders 13.698, Ryan Lancaster 13.891, Darren Mewett 13.998, Trevor Jolly NTT.

Group 2: Daniel Harding 13.396, Dayne Kingshott 13.611, Jaydee Dack 13.663, James Inglis 13.701, Andrew Priolo 13.750, Aldo De Paoli 13.755, Trevor Reynolds 13.959, Taylor Milling 14.288, George Eaton 13.635, Callum Williamson, AJ Nash NTT.

Heat 1: 1st Brad Maiolo, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd David Priolo, 4th Kris Coyle, 5th Shaun Bradford, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Darren Mewett, 8th Ryan Lancaster. DNF: Kaiden Manders.

Heat 2: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Andrew Priolo, 3rd Dayne Kingshott, 4th James Inglis, 5th Jaydee Dack, 6th Trevor Reynolds, 7th Aldo De Paoli, 8th George Eaton, 9th Callum Williamson. DNF: AJ Nash. DNS: Taylor Milling.

Heat 3: 1st James Inglis, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Kaiden Manders, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th David Priolo, 7th Aldo De Paoli, DNF: Callum Williamson. DNS: Taylor Milling, Darren Mewett.

Heat 4: 1st Ryan Lancaster, 2nd Jason Pryde, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Andrew Priolo, 5th Kris Coyle, 6th Brad Maiolo, 7th Trevor Reynolds, 8th Jaydee Dack, 9th Trevor Jolly, 10th George Eaton. DNS: AJ Nash.

Feature: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Kaiden Manders, 4th Andrew Priolo, 5th Taylor Milling, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Trevor Reynolds, 8th Trevor Jolly. DNF Dayne Kingshott, David Priolo, Shaun Bradford, Daniel Harding, George Eaton, Ryan Lancaster, James Inglis, Kris Coyle, Jayde Dack, Aldo De Paiolo, Callum Williamson. DNS: AJ Nash, Darren Mewett.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points (with 4 rounds remaining): Kaiden Manders 1648, Dayne Kingshott 1634, Callum Williamson 1620, Kris Coyle 1608, Jason Kendrick 1598, Andrew Priolo 1590, James Inglis 1580, Taylor Milling 1560, Jason Pryde 1560, David Priolo 1448, Brad Maiolo 1398, Daniel Harding 1362, AJ Nash 1328, Trevor Jolly 1212, Ben Butcher 1100, Jaydee Dack 1054, Brock Zearfoss 1036, Robbie Farr 992, Ryan Lancaster 962, Jamie Oldfield 944, Lynton Jeffrey 876, Cameron McKenzie 846, Scott Bogucki 840, Matthew Cross 802, George Eaton 694, Todd Davis 678, Shaun Bradford 676, Trevor Reynolds 556, Tom Callaghan 470, Daniel Hartigan 426, Jack Williamson 376, James McFadden 296, Aldo De Paoli 264, Paul Peet 258, Jamie Maiolo 226, Darren Mewett 200, Sean Zemunik 154, Murray Iwanow 116, Troy Lawson 104.

 

 

McFadden Steals Australia Day Stampede

For the third time in five nights of racing James McFadden claimed the A-Main in the Speedway Australia Sprintcar Super Series, this time at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway. After round 5 at the Tolmer Speedway was rained out the night prior, the Murray Bridge venue also encountered the same weather front making the racing surface extremely heavy, creating a track that was demanding on both drivers and machinery.

Round 6 saw 20 drivers front for action with the drivers being split into three heat groups with Daniel Pestka, Brad Keller and Luke Dillon, who was making his first start of the season following an off-season Dirt Kart crash, setting the fastest times of their qualifying groups. All three drivers would convert their pole positions into easy heat wins in the opening round.

The second round saw an inverted top six with Lisa Walker, Ben Morris and Jock Goodyer secure heat wins on a track that was still extremely hard to pass on. Heat 5 saw the demise of Lachlan McHugh as a suspension failure on the NQ7 sent him hard into the turn two wall rolling hard and ending his night.

Therefore, following identical results Brad Keller and Daniel Pestka shared the front row with Keller starting on the pole due to the fast time tie breaker. Luke Dillon, James McFadden, Matt Egel, David Murcott, Lisa Walker and Jessie Attard completed the first four rows.

On the green Pestka would jump into the lead ahead of Keller and McFadden and it would remain this way until lap 8 when the red lights came on for Ryan Jones who bounced through a rut and rolled in turn two. At the same time Keller would retire from second.

This would elevate McFadden to second but Pestka had the speed to stay in front of the Series Leader and he also was getting the better of lapped traffic as he maintained the lead until the red lights came on again on lap 15, this time for Dan Smith in turn four.

Unfortunately for Lisa Walker her race would end here too as the lapped car of Smith rolled right in front of Luke Dillon and Walker, who were racing for fourth, with Walker making contact with Dillon as he attempted to avoid the accident.

Pestka would lead away from McFadden, Egel, Dillon and Marcus Dumesny and would remain this way until lap 29 when McFadden dive bombed Pestka in turn 1 to take the lead, going on to take a hard earnt win.

The drama would not stop there as just as McFadden crossed the line the red lights came on again as Ben Morris rolled in turn two, but the race was official as the top two had received the chequered flag. Egel, Dillon and Dumesny, who started from position 14 after being disqualified from heat 4 for missing the scales, completed the top 5 with Jock Goodyer, Jessie Attard, David Murcott, Steven Caruso and Max Vidau rounded out the official finishers.

Australian Day Sprintcar StampedeJanuary 26, 2021 – Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway, South Australia - A-Main Results (30 Laps) – 1. W17 James McFadden, 2. S27 Daniel Pestka, 3. S52 Matt Egel, 4. S81 Luke Dillon, 5. N47 Marcus Dumesny, 6. T22 Jock Goodyer, 7. N53 Jessie Attard, 8. S97 David Murcott, 9. S10 Steven Caruso, 10. S70 Max Vidau, DNF S3 Ben Morris, S38 Lachlan McDonough, S4 Lisa Walker, S16 Joel Heinrich, S23 Dan Smith, S41 Adrian Cottrell, S19 Brad Keller, S63 Ryan Jones, S20 Glen Sutherland DNS NQ7 Lachlan McHugh

Lap Leaders – S27 Daniel Pestka Lap 1 -28 W17 James McFadden Lap 29 - 30 (S27 Daniel Pestka 4 Bonus Points) Fastest A Main Lap – W17 James McFadden 11.471 (2 Bonus Points) Hard Charger – N47 Marcus Dumesny up 9 positions (2 Bonus Points)

Sprintcar Super Series Points after Round 6 at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway – Top 8: 1. W17 James McFadden 746, 2. S27 Daniel Pestka 682 3. N47 Marcus Dumesny 666, 4. T22 Jock Goodyer 662, 5. Matt Egel 656 6. S19 Brad Keller 630, 7. S63 Ryan Jones 610, 8. N53 Jessie Attard 608

The Speedway Australia Sprintcar Super Series concludes this Saturday night (January 30) at the Whyalla Speedway with the running of the 2021 South Australian Sprintcar Championship.

Release by Phil Michell Motorsport Media for the Sprintcar Super Series.

 

 

Smoke and Baca Bag Loot at Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout pres. by O’Reilly Auto Parts Finale

(Petersen Media -San Tan Valley, AZ)- While Mother Nature tried to derail the finale of the Inaugural Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout pres. by O’Reilly Auto Parts, she would be unsuccessful as the show was ran in its entirety with Tony Stewart and Chaz Baca, Jr each emerging victorious.

For Stewart, the weekend came full circle. Leading the way during Thursday night’s Practice Session, the decorated veteran driver would not be denied on this night as he led the field to the C&D Bonding Green Flag.

Despite the initial start being waived off due to an incident in three and four, ‘Smoke’ would be hard on the throttle when the action resumed as he led the way early over DJ Netto, Dominic Scelzi, Rico Abreu, and Aaron Reutzel.

“Smoke” would work the high side of the speedway to perfection as he had his right rear just inches from the wall as he encountered traffic by just the eighth circuit.

While Stewart was dominant out front, Netto would hold down second and Scelzi third, as Rico Abreu would move into fourth on the 25th lap as Aaron Reutzel banged off the turn one and two wall.

With Buddy Kofoid slowing with nine to go, the field would bunch back up, but Stewart would prove to be too strong on this night. While he was able to pull away, Scelzi was able to get by Netto overtake the second position, while Reutzel was able to move back into fourth, and Carson Macedo began to inch his way toward the Top-Five after being involved in an altercation on the start.

Up front, Stewart would cruise to the popular win, while Scelzi hung on for second, Netto third, Abreu fourth, and Cory Eliason was able to make a late move to round out the Top-5.

Donny Schatz ran sixth, Macedo ran seventh, Reutzel would end up with, as Gio Scelzi and Sammy Swindell completed the Top-10.

Stewart got the night started off by establishing a new FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway Track Record as he earned WKD Electric Fast Time Honors.

Heat race wins went to D. Scelzi, Netto, and Macedo.

The Modified finale saw Bricen James and Chaz Baca on the front row as they would lead the field to the C&D Bonding Green Flag. While the duo would race side by side for the opening lap, James would get the initial jump before a push in turns one and two allowed Baca to take over the race’s top spot.

While Baca took over the top spot, Tanner Black would jump into second on the fifth lap. While Baca continued to pull away, IMCA CA Speedweek Fast Qualified Brandon Schmitt would start to make some moves as he jumped up into the second position on the 11th lap before the race was halted on the 12th marker.

The restart saw Baca drive away from the field, but opening night winner, Casey Arneson made a nice move to slip into the 4th position as Black was able to return to second.

As Bacca pulled away to earn the big win during the final night of racing, Black would hang on to finish second with Schmitt finishing third, Arneson fourth, and Cody Laney rounding out the Top-Five.

Collen Winebarger finished sixth, James seventh, G. Ferrando eight, Casey Skyberg ninth, and Jon Debenedetti rounded out the Top-10.

Brandon Schmitt earned IMCA CA Speedweek Fast Time Honors, while G. Ferando, Black, and Laney each won heat races.

The Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts is additionally made possible by FK Rod Ends, Mesilla Valley Transportation, C&D Bonding, SportTruck RV, DirtDraft.com, FloRacing.com, Premium Coach Group, Earnhardt Auto Dealerships, Border Tire, Hoosier Race Tire, Speedway Motors, VP Racing Fuels, Toste Construction, WKD Electric, California IMCA Speedweek, FinishLine Graphics, and Beaver Stripes Custom Graphics.

Sprint Car Feature Event Results (Starting Position) 1. 14. Tony Stewart (1), 2.41s Dominic Scelzi (4), 3. 88n DJ Netto (2), 4. 57 Rico Abreu (7), 5. 26 Cory Eliason (3), 6. 15 Donny Schatz (8), 7. 21 Carson Macedo (5), 8. 83 Aaron Reutzel (6), 9. 18 Gio Scelzi (9), 10. 56 Sammy Swindell (12), 11. 1 Robbie Price (16), 12. 37 Mitchell Faccinto (17), 13. 18T Tanner Holmes (22), 14. 14t Tim Estenson (18), 15. 5t Ryan Timms (15), 16. 21b AJ Bender (20), 17. 19az Buddy Kofoid (11), 18. 42x Tim Kaeding (10), 19. 69k Lance Dewease (13), 20. 93 Kalib Henry (14), 21. 75 Brian Boswell (21), 22. 18 Jason Solwold (19)

Modified Feature Event Results (Starting Position) 1. 75jr Chaz Baca (2), 2. 44t Tanner Black (3), 3. 20 Brandon Schmitt (4), 4. 2 Casey Arneson (8), 5. 5l Cody Laney (6), 6. C9 Collen Winbarger (7), 7. 13 Bricen James (1), 8. V13 Grey Ferrando (5), 9. 6 Casey Skyberg (11), 10. 21J Jon Debenedetti (10), 11. 75 Spencer Wilson (9), 12. 83 Kellen Chadwick (21), 13. 40jr Bubba Stafford, Jr. 14. 15jt Justin McCreadie (14), 15. 07x Troy Morris Jr, 16. 44k Kelsie Foley (19), 17. 77s Jerry Schram (17), 18. 80 John Pierce (16), 19. Joey Franklin (15), 20. 15J Jeremy Richey (18), 21. 61 Chad Stevens (20)

 

 

Tony Stewart Scores in “Wild Wing Shootout” Finale!

Lonnie Wheatley, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 24, 2021) – Elements be damned, as neither rain nor a talented field of 410-ci Sprint Cars could stop Tony Stewart from taking top honors in Sunday’s “Wild Wing Shootout” weekend finale at Arizona Speedway.

After establishing a new track record of 12.395 seconds in qualifying, “Smoke” redrew the pole position for the feature after heat race action and then set the pace for the entirety of the 35 lap main event aboard the Ford-powered Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts No. 14 J&J en route to the $10,000 payday.

“This is the best track I think we’ve had all week, it’s amazing what the weather will do to it,” Stewart commented in victory lane. “It was just about not breaking the momentum when we got to lapped traffic, just trying to find the rights spots and right moments to get underneath people and put them a lap down.”

After the initial start of the feature was waved off for a turn four tangle involving fifth-starting Carson Macedo and Tim Kaeding, Stewart jumped into the initial lead with fellow front row starter D.J. Netto and fourth-starter Dominic Scelzi giving chase.

With traffic coming into play after just a half-dozen circuits, Netto kept Stewart in his sights and was closing the gap when the race’s only caution flew after 25 laps when Buddy Kofoid slowed. Kofoid, who was gunning for a sweep of the weekend, had worked his way forward from the 11th starting position up to sixth before the race-ending mechanical gremlins cut his race short.

Stewart jumped back into the lead on the restart with Scelzi making his way past Netto for second. While Stewart ripped around the upper portion of the track in the closing circuits, Scelzi dove to the middle of turns three and four in an effort to close in and challenge for the point.

Scelzi got within several car-lengths in the final laps but was unable to mount a serious challenge on Stewart, settling for his best finish of the weekend in second aboard the SE Inc. No. 41.

“Once I got to second, I just got greedy and started trying to get back to the gas earlier and earlier because I noticed I was getting closer in three and four,” Scelzi explained.

After a fuel nozzle fitting cut short an apparent top-five run on Saturday, Netto filled out the podium in third aboard the Netto Ag No. 88n.

“I really didn’t want to see that late caution, we were starting to get in traffic and I was starting to stay with him. I felt like our car was just as good in dirty air,” Netto said. “We had a bit of stumble on that restart and that allowed Dominic to get by.”

Rico Abreu worked his way to fourth with Cory Eliason rounding out the top five. Donny Schatz picked off three positions in the final five laps to snare sixth while Macedo rallied back through the field after the opening lap incident to salvage a seventh-place finish. After sliding past Scelzi momentarily for third in the early stages of the race, Aaron Reutzel settled for eighth with Giovanni Scelzi and Sammy Swindell completing the top ten.

After Stewart established the new track standard of 12.395 seconds in qualifying, D. Scelzi, Netto and Macedo picked off heat race wins.

Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, Ariz.

“Wild Wing Shootout” Night Three Results – January 24, 2021

Qualifying: 1. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.395; 2. 83-Aaron Reutzel, 12.396; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.403; 4. 57-Rico Abreu, 12.442; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.456; 6. 69k-Lance Dewease, 12.490; 7. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 12.511, 8. 42x-Tim Kaeding, 12.525, 9. 18-Giovanni Scelzi, 12.573; 10. 19az-Buddy Kofoid, 12.584; 11. 88n-D.J. Netto, 12.626; 12. 21-Carson Macedo, 12.635; 13. 18T-Tanner Holmes, 12.679; 14. 93-Kalib Henry, 12.694; 15. 1-Robbie Price, 12.761; 16. 5T-Ryan Timms, 12.775; 17. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, 12.791; 18. 56-Sammy Swindell, 12.829; 19. 14T-Tim Estenson, 13.105; 20. 18s-Jason Solwold, 13.408; 21. 21b-A.J. Bender, 13.462; 22. 75-Brian Boswell, 14.183.

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 3. 19az-Buddy Kofoid, 4. 57-Rico Abreu, 5. 5T-Ryan Timms, 6. 14T-Tim Estenson, 7. 75-Brian Boswell, 8. 18T-Tanner Holmes (DNS).

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 88n-D.J. Netto, 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 3. 42x-Tim Kaeding, 4. 83-Aaron Reutzel, 5. 93-Kalib Henry, 6. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, 7. 18s-Jason Solwold.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 21-Carson Macedo, 2. 18-Giovanni Scelzi, 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 4. 56-Sammy Swindell, 5. 69k-Lance Dewease, 6. 1-Robbie Price, 7. 21b-A.J. Bender.

“A” Main (35 Laps): 1. 14-Tony Stewart (1), 2. 41-Dominic Scelzi (4), 3. 88n-D.J. Netto (2), 4. 57-Rico Abreu (7), 5. 26-Cory Eliason (3), 6. 15-Donny Schatz (8), 7. 21-Carson Macedo (5), 8. 83-Aaron Reutzel (6), 9. 18-Giovanni Scelzi (9), 10. 56-Sammy Swindell (12), 11. 1-Robbie Price (16), 12. 37-Mitchell Faccinto (17), 13. 18T-Tanner Holmes (22), 14. 14T-Tim Estenson, 15. 5T-Ryan Timms (15), 16. 21b-A.J. Bender (20), 17. 19az-Buddy Kofoid (11), 18. 42x-Tim Kaeding (10), 19. 69k-Lance Dewease (13), 20. 93-Kalib Henry (14), 21. 75-Brian Boswell (21), 22. 18s-Jason Solwold (19).

 

 

Kofoid Strikes Again at Wild Wing Shootout!

Lonnie Wheatley, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 23, 2021) – Michael “Buddy” Kofoid broke out the six-shooters for a second night in a row by storming to victory lane in Saturday night’s second leg of the Inaugural “Wild Wing Shootout” the 1/3-mile Arizona Speedway clay oval.

Kofoid countered a Cory Eliason bid for the lead midway through the 35-lapper before checking out on the field over the final half of the race to secure the $10,000-winnner’s share aboard the Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports AME Electric No. 19az.

Another lap would have proven costly for the Phoenix-based team, however.

“It’s a good thing that wasn’t a 40-lap race or even a 36-lap race, going down the backstretch I think she let go. It soaked oil everywhere, I just tried to limp it home,” Kofoid explained in victory lane. “I’m pretty speechless right now, it’s pretty cool to go back-to-back against all these guys.”

After winning Friday’s opener from the pole starting position, the 19-year-old from Penngrove, CA, gridded Saturday night’s main event inside the third row as Eliason and D.J. Netto led the way to the green flag.

Eliason raced into the early lead aboard the Rudeen Racing No. 26 with third-starter Giovanni Scelzi in tow as Kofoid made his way to third by the fourth lap. Reaching lapped traffic by the ninth lap, the trio closed up exiting turn two on the tenth lap with Kofoid emerging from a three-wide race down the backstretch to take command as Eliason slipped to third.

Eliason worked back around Scelzi to recapture second soon after a lap ten caution and put the pressure on Kofoid, sliding briefly into the lead in turns one and two on the 18th lap only to have Kofoid counter the move to recapture the lead.

“He got by and I decided I better move up the track some,” Kofoid explained. “I started running the lower middle part of the track and that seemed faster than right around the tires.”

It proved to be, as Kofoid stretched his lead over Eliason to a full straightaway by the time the checkered flag flew.

Carson Macedo battled past Scelzi on the 33rd lap to claim the third position aboard the Tarlton Motorsports No. 21 entry for the second night in a row with Scelzi and Rico Abreu rounding out the top five.

Dominic Scelzi was sixth with Aaron Reutzel, 17th-starter Corey Day, 21st-starter Mitchell Faccinto and Donny Schatz completing the top ten.

Eliason topped Saturday’s qualifying with a lap of 13.176 before Kofoid, Netto and D. Scelzi topped heat race action. Netto held down the fourth position past the midway point only to be forced pitside with mechanical issues less than ten laps shy of the checkered flag.

Bill Balog’s night came to an early end after a qualifying lap flip in turn two forced him to scratch from the rest of the evening.

Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, Ariz.

“Wild Wing Shootout” Night Two Results – January 23, 2021

Qualifying: 1. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.176; 2. 83-Aaron Reutzel, 13.294; 3. 18-Giovanni Scelzi, 13.327; 4. 57-Rico Abreu, 13.327; 5. 88n-D.J. Netto, 13.411; 6. 69k-Lance Dewease, 13.429; 7. 19az-Buddy Kofoid, 13.460; 8. 18s-Jason Solwold, 13.477; 9. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 13.545; 10. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.557; 11. 33m-Mason Daniel, 13.622; 12. 21-Carson Macedo, 13.645; 13. 5T-Ryan Timms, 13.688; 14. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.699; 15. 18T-Tanner Holmes, 13.708; 16. 14d-Corey Day, 13.710; 17. 93-Kalib Henry, 13.753; 18. 42x-Tim Kaeding, 13.774; 19. 98-Sean Watts, 13.794; 20. 14T-Tim Estenson, 14.266; 21. 21b-A.J. Bender, 14.273; 22. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, 14.291; 23. 1-Robbie Price, 14.487; 24. 56-Sammy Swindell, 14.982; 25. 13-Bill Balog, NT, 26. 75-Brian Boswell, NT.

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 19az-Buddy Kofoid, 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 3. 57-Rico Abreu, 4. 26-Cory Eliason, 5. 5T-Ryan Timms, 6. 14d-Corey Day, 7. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, 8. 98-Sean Watts, 9. 13-Bill Balog (DNS).

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 88n-D.J. Netto, 2. 83-Aaron Reutzel, 3. 18s-Jason Solwold, 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 5. 33m-Mason Daniel, 6. 93-Kalib Henry, 7. 1-Robbie Price, 8. 75-Brian Boswell, 9. 14T-Tim Estenson (DNS).

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 2. 21-Carson Macedo, 3. 42x-Tim Kaeding, 4. 69k-Lance Dewease, 5. 18-Giovanni Scelzi, 6. 18T-Tanner Holmes, 7. 56-Sammy Swindell, 8. 21b-A.J. Bender.

“A” Main (35 Laps): 1. 19az-Buddy Kofoid (5), 2. 26-Cory Eliason (1), 3. 21-Carson Macedo (10), 4. 18-Giovanni Scelzi (3), 5. 57-Rico Abreu (7), 6. 41-Dominic Scelzi (4), 7. 83-Aaron Reutzel (6), 8. 14d-Corey Day (17), 9. 37-Mitchell Faccinto (21), 10. 15-Donny Schatz (13), 11. 42x-Tim Kaeding (12), 12. 93-Kalib Henry (18), 13. 14-Tony Stewart (9), 14. 56-Sammy Swindell (23), 15. 5T-Ryan Timms (15), 16. 98-Sean Watts (19), 17. 14T-Tim Estenson (25), 18. 18T-Tanner Holmes (16), 19. 1-Robbie Price (22), 20. 88n-D.J. Netto (2), 21. 33m-Mason Daniel (14), 22. 75-Brian Boswell (24), 23. 21b-A.J. Bender (20), 24. 18s-Jason Solwold (11), 25. 69k-Lance Dewease (8). DNS: 13-Bill Balog.

 

Buddy Kofoid Returns to Victory Lane while Collen Winebarger Pockets Modified At Night Two of the Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout pres. By O’Reilly Auto Parts

(Petersen Media -San Tan Valley, AZ) – Saturday night at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway, Buddy Kofoid remained the only driver to win a Sprint Car feature during the Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts as he picked up another impressive win, as Collen Winebarger simply dominated the field during the 25-lap Modified A.

With California pilot Cory Eliason getting the early jump after taking the C&D Bonding green flag, DJ Netto and Gio Scelzi would settle in behind him until the caution flew on the race’s second lap.

Back to green, Eliason continued to lead the way but G. Scelzi and Kofoid would both overtake Netto as the leaders quickly reeled in the back of the field.

The race’s complexion would change in traffic on the ninth lap as Kofoid was able to make a bold move to put himself out front as Scelzi moved into second and Eliason fell back to third just before a lap 10 caution.

While Eliason was able to move into second on the restart, he would take a shot at Kofoid for the top spot, but Kofoid was able to fend him off and quickly pull away.

Kofoid was able to cruise to the win in convincing fashion, as Eliason settled for second, and Carson Macedo was able to make a late race surge to occupy the final spot on the podium.

Scelzi would finish fourth, Rico Abreu fifth, Dominic Scelzi sixth, Aaron Reutzel seventh, while Corey Day finished 8th after starting 17th, Mitchell Faccinto 9th after charging from 21st, and Donny Schatz rounding out the Top-10.

Eliason got the night started off by earning WKD Electric Fast Time honors, and heat race wins went to Kofoid, Netto, and D. Scelzi.

Modified action was all about Collen Winebarger. Pulling the two in the re-draw, Winebarger would take the C&D Bonding green flag and never look back.

While he was simply dominant out front, the action behind him was entertaining as the stout field of Modifieds worked around the FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway.

Behind Winebarger, the battle for second was entertaining as Kelsie Foley, Bricen James, and Tanner Black all threw down in a heated battle. With Black emerging from the battle in second, James would slip to third, as night one winner, Casey Arneson moved into the fourth place.

Following a lap 9 restart James would battle with Winebarger for the top spot briefly, however Winebarger was having none of it and motored away from the field.

As the laps clicked off, Winebarger, James, Arneson, and Black would pull away from the field and run in single file formation with Winebarger finishing off the job and picking up the win with James and Arneson joining him on the podium.

With Black settling for fourth, Ethan Dotson and Cody Laney battled for the fifth position in the final laps with Dotson taking the final spot in the Top Five.

Laney would finish sixth with Skyberg, Grey Ferrando, Foley, and Chaz Baca rounding out the Top-10.

With 49 cars checked back into the pit area, Ethan Dotson got the night started off by earning CA IMCA Speedweek Fast Time Honors.

A six-heat program was again ran with wins going to Winebarger, Arneson, Foley, Black, Skyberg, and James. B Main wins went to Baca and Dotson.

The action resumes Sunday for the final day of the Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout pres. By O’Reilly Auto Parts,. Fans can also purchase general admission tickets tomorrow night at the Speedway.

For anyone unable to attend, the finale of the inaugural miniseries can be viewed live at FloRacing.com.

The Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts is additionally made possible by FK Rod Ends, Mesilla Valley Transportation, C&D Bonding, SportTruck RV, DirtDraft.com, FloRacing.com, Premium Coach Group, Earnhardt Auto Dealerships, Border Tire, Hoosier Race Tire, Speedway Motors, VP Racing Fuels, Toste Construction, WKD Electric, California IMCA Speedweek, FinishLine Graphics, and Beaver Stripes Custom Graphics.

Sprint Car Feature Event Results (Starting Position) 1. 19 Buddy Kofoid (5), 2. 26 Cory Eliason (1), 3. 21 Carson Macedo (10), 4. 18 Gio Scelzi (3), 5. 57 Rico Abreu (7), 6. 41 Dominic Scelzi (4), 7. 83 Aaron Reutzel (6), 8. 14D Corey Day (17), 9. 37 Mitchell Faccinto (21), 10. 15 Donny Schatz (13), 11. 42x Tim Kaeding, 12. 93 Kalib Henry (18), 13. 14 Tony Stewart (9), 14. 56 Sammy Swindell (23), 15. 5t Ryan Timms (15), 16. 98 Sean Watts (19), 17. 14t Tim Estenson (25), 18. 18t Tanner Holmes (16), 19. 1 Robbie Price (22), 20. 88n DJ Netto (2), 21. 33M Mason Daniels (14), 22. 75 Brian Boswell (24), 23. 21b AJ Bender (20), 24. 18s Jason Solwold (11), 25. 69k Lance Dewease (8)

Modified Feature Event Results (Starting Position) 1. C9 Collen Winebarger (2), 2. 13 Bricen James (3), 3. 2 Casey Arneson (5), 4. 44T Tanner Black (4), 5. 174 Ethan Dotson (8), 6. 5L Cody Laney (14), 7. 6 Casey Skyberg (6), 8. V13 Grey Ferrando (13), 9. 44K Kelsie Foley (1), 10. 75jr Chaz Baca, 11. 18z Jeremy Mills (15), 12. 4TW Tim Ward (21) 13. 223 Jake Pike (10), 14. 5m Zach Madrid (16), 15. 75 Spencer Wilson (7), 16. 15jt Justin McCreadie (23), 17. 07x Troy Morris, Jr (9), 18. 77x Austin Kuehl (11), 19. 83 Kellen Chadwick (17), 20. 31a Alyssa Smith (12), 21. 911 Vinny Raucci Jr (18), 22. 16 Jimmy Mills (24), 23. 40jr Bubba Stafford Jr (22), 24. 66p Paul Stone (20)

 

 

Locals Dominate Warrnambool’s 50 Year Celebrations

James McFadden led home a Warrnambool clean sweep of the podium in the final of the Southwest Conveyancing Fifty for 50 at the Premier Speedway at Warrnambool. After starting from the pole McFadden was at the front of the field for the entire journey as he defeated Jamie Veal and Darren Mollenoyux in what was his second victory of the 2021 Speedway Australia Sprintcar Super Series.

“Yeah, it’s a credit to my guys, we were really free until that red, and then we were really good after that. I really abused my tyres because we could with the stoppage, it was basically just two short main events, so I was driving hard. When you have guys like Jamie and Molly behind you that’s what you need to do” added James following the race.

“It was good to try something different with a different format. I’m just pumped to get it done and hopefully we can have the Classic back next year”.

As you would expect runner-up Jamie Veal was slightly dejected about missing out on the win, but it was still a strong result for the current Australian Champion. “It was a pretty good result but there wasn’t much more I could do. I just haven’t done enough racing over the past 12 months” he added.

Sydneysider Marcus Dumesny held on for fourth with Jock Goodyer enjoying a strong run to finish inside the top five. Corey McCullagh, Daniel Pestka, who picked up the Hard Charger Award for advancing 10 positions, Ryan Jones, David Murcott and Robbie Farr would complete the top 10.

With 50 laps ahead of the field the caution was out as the cars made their way through turn 2 as Jake Smith made contact with the wall. On the restart McFadden would lead away ahead of Marcus Dumesny, Jamie Veal, Corey McCullagh and Lachlan McHugh. The top five would stay extremely close for the opening stanza of the race but the track was still extremely fast making it hard to pass.

Just prior to the open red McFadden was finding it hard to negotiate lapped traffic, especially as he attempted to put a lap on Robbie Farr. The caution for the open red would come out on lap 19 as John Vogels hit the turn 1 wall cutting down his right rear tyre.

The open red allowed for the crews to make as many changes as they could during the seven minute open red, including changing tyres, which is something that all but two teams took advantage of.

At the stoppage the order was McFadden, Veal, Dumesny, McHugh, Mollenoyux, McCullagh, Egel, Goodyer, Murcott and Ramsay.

On the resumption the only change among the leaders was Egel, who retired after five laps with suspension damage and Grant Anderson who made his way to position 8. The real shuffle in the order came on lap 29 as Mollenoyux tried an inside pass on McHugh in turn three with McHugh running high and catching the fence and rolling hard. As the car bounced back across the track it was collected by Matt Reed and Grant Anderson, with Anderson also going upside down.

McFadden would lead away from Veal, Mollenoyux and Dumesny but the yellow would be back on a lap later as Brad Keller spun after contact with Ryan Jones.

Earlier five heat races were conducted with the fastest qualifiers starting from position four in the invert with the top four drivers across the line transferring directly straight in the 50-Lap A-Main.

The opening heat of the night was run on a locked down racetrack with an all the way win for Corey McCallugh after starting from position 2. Darren Mollenoyux, Glen Sutherland and David Murcott were the other drivers to advance into the main event.

In another all the way win Marcus Dumesny rewarded the hard work that his Rowett Motorsport Team put in overnight, that included a drive back to the Team’s base in Bordertown (SA) by Car Owner Wayne Rowett, to rebuild a new Maxim race car to win easily ahead Tasmanian Jock Goodyer and South Australians Daniel Pestka and Ryan Jones.

Heat 3 saw Lachlan McHugh beaten after starting from position four as local Victorian youngster Brayden Parr held out McHugh by less than half a second. Bobby Daly and Brock Hallett were final two drivers to gain direct entry into the A-Main. Rookie Sprintcar racer Cam Waters bought out the yellow flag early in the heat after making contact with the infield tyre in turn two.

Heat four got off to an eventful start as Grant Stansfield spun in turn 1 after making contact with Ross Jarrad. Stansfield was able to re-join the complete restart. Once the race got back underway the yellow flag was out on lap two as David Aldersley spun in turn 1. When the caution came out Jamie Veal was leading but the big mover was Robbie Farr, who had moved inside the top four after starting from position seven. Veal went on to win ahead of John Vogels Matt Egel and Farr.

The final heat saw the first four drivers on the starting grid finish in the top four with James McFadden leading from the pole ahead of Grant Anderson. After starting from position four Domain Ramsay got the better of Brad Keller as he finished third with Keller in fourth.

Qualifying saw Darren Mollenoyux set the quickest time overall of 11.658 in heat group 1 while Jock Goodyer, Lachlan McHugh, Matt Egel and Domain Ramsay also paced their heat groups. Therefore, they all started their heat races from position four.

The Non-Qualifiers race saw the first incident of night when Ben Morrison and Phil Micallef made contact in turn two. Once the race got back underway David Donegan was a convincing winner over Troy Hose and Darryl Atkinson.

Domain Ramsay was victorious in Dash 1 in a new 8 lap track record of 1.28.476 resetting the long-standing mark set by Max Dumesny and therefore tagged onto the back of Dash 2 along with Lachlan McHugh. James McFadden would secure the pole position for the Main event as he defeated Marcus Dumesny, Corey McCullagh, Jamie Veal, Darren Mollenoyux, Lachlan McHugh, Domain Ramsay and Brayden Parr.

A field of 20 drivers fronted for the C-Main with Peter Doukas and Joel Heinrich leading the pack as the red lights came out for Troy Hose on lap 2 who rolled in turn 1, Darryl Atkinson was also involved. Doukas and Heinrich would hang on to transfer to the back of the B-Main along with Kristy Ellis.

Brayden Cooley was running inside a transfer spot racing hard for the lead with Brett Milburn until he tagged the turn three wall and rolled hard before being hit by Kristy Ellis. Brad Warren would also roll over in turn two after hitting the wall shortly after the restart for the Cooley incident. Jye O’Keefe and Adam King were also involved. Brett Milburn, Jake Smith, Matthew Reed and Jessie Attard made up positions 21 to 24 in the feature after being the top 4 at the end of the 15-lap last chance qualifier.

South Australian Lisa Walker was Presented with the Best Presented Car and Crew Award for the 2021 50 for Fifty.

50 For Fifty, Night 2 – Premier Speedway, Warrnambool, Victoria - A-Main Results (50 Laps) – 1. W17 James McFadden, 2. A1 Jamie Veal, 3. V3 Darren Mollenoyux, 4. N47 Marcus Dumesny, 5. T22 Jock Goodyer, 6. V90 Corey McCullagh, 7. S27 Daniel Pestka, 8. S63 Ryan Jones, 9. S97 David Murcott, 10, V88 Robbie Farr, 11. S20 Glen Sutherland, 12. S19 Brad Keller, 13. V70 John Vogels, 14. V8 Bobby Daly, 15. V68 Brett Milburn, 16. V2 Domain Ramsay, DNF S13 Brock Hallett, V37 Grant Anderson, NQ7 Lachlan McHugh, D7 Matthew Reed, S52 Matt Egel, N53 Jessie Attard, V72 Jake Smith.

Lap Leaders – W17 James McFadden Lap 1 – 50 (4 Bonus Points)
Fastest A Main Lap –W17 James McFadden 11.211 (2 Bonus Points)
Hard Charger – S27 Daniel Pestka – Up 10 positions (2 Bonus Points)

Release by Phil Michell Motorsport Media for the Sprintcar Super Series.

 

Buddy Kofoid and Casey Arneson Score Wins During Friday’s Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout pres. By O’Reilly Auto Parts Opener

(San Tan Valley, AZ)- Friday night history was made at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway, as the curtain was raised on the long-awaited inaugural running of the Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout pres. By O’Reilly Auto Parts. In Sprint Car action it was all about California hot shoe, Buddy Kofoid who led wire to wire to score the feature event win, while North Dakota’s Casey Arneson was methodical in his charge from sixth to score the Modified win.

Leading the field to the C&B Bonding Green Flag, Kofoid would flex his muscle early as he grabbed the early lead over the new pilot of the Roth Motorsports entry, Aaron Reutzel.

Kofoid’s early lead would be short lived as the race went red on the second stanza for an overturned Sammy Swindell. While Swindell was unscathed, his night would come to an early end.

The ensuing green flag would see Reutzel take a big shot at Kofoid for the early lead, but the youngster was able to counter the advance and keep his entry out front as he soon began to distance himself from the field.

As Kofoid ripped the top, behind him Donny Schatz would take to the bottom groove of the speedway as he was able to move into the third position on the fourth lap.

Kofoid would continue to lead the way, though action behind him would pick up at the race’s halfway point as Schatz would use traffic overtake Reutzel for the second position on the 14th lap, as Carson Macedo followed suit which dropped Reutzel back to fourth.

Following a caution on the 23rd lap for debris, Kofoid was again able to power away from the field, but the final two positions on the podiums were up for grabs and turned into an intriguing battle between Schatz and Macedo.

The last trio of laps saw Macedo and Schatz slice and dice for the runner up position with Schatz narrowly nipping Macedo at the line for the spot.

Kofoid would pick up the win in convincing fashion with the aforementioned Schatz grabbing the second position as he was flanked by Macedo, Reutzel, and Pennsylvania standout, Lance Dewease rounding out the Top-Five.

Rico Abreu would finish sixth with Tony Stewart, Cory Eliason, Dominic Scelzi, and Tim Kaeding rounding out the Top-10.

A total of 26 Winged 410ci Sprint Cars checked in for the Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout pres. By O’Reilly Auto Parts, and the night was kicked off with Donny Schatz earning WKD Electric Fast Time honors.

Preliminary action saw Macedo, Kofoid, and D. Scelzi picking up heat race wins, with Kalib Henry winning the ‘B’.

The final event of the night would be an exciting 25-lap Modified feature event that saw Collen Winebarger and Riley Simmons lead the field to the C&B Bonding Green Flag.

Simmons would get the early jump and began to set a nice pace on the slicked off FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway surface.

The early battle for second was hotly contested between DJ Shannon, Winebarger, and Bricen James, with Shannon ultimately getting the best of his two counterparts. While in second, Shannon who started the night off by earning IMCA CA Speedweek Fast Time Honors, would start to pressure for the lead on lap five, but Simmons was able to keep him at bay and keep his machine out front.

As laps clicked off at a torrid pace, Casey Arneson would come to life from his sixth starting position as he would work into the fourth position on the 14th lap, before moving into third on the 15th lap.

Continuing to get stronger as the laps clicked off, Arneson would move into second on the 17th lap and quickly closed in on Simmons.

Closing the gap on Simmons out of the fourth turn on the 18th lap, Arneson would make his race winning move as he snuck under Simmons in turns one and two on the 19th lap.

Out in front, Arneson would set sail as he was able to race his way to a very convincing win to open the Modified portion of the Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout pres. By O’Reilly Auto Parts.

Simmons would hang on to finish second and Shannon would round out the podium. James would finish fourth, Winebarger fifth, as Ethan Dotson, Zach Madrid, Tim Ward, Grey Ferrando, and Chaz Baca rounded out the Top-10.

With 49 Modifieds checked in, DJ Shannon bested the field in time trials and earned the CA IMCA Speedweek Fast Time Award.

A total of six heat races were ran with wins going to Madrid, Simmons, Arneson, Shannon, Winebarger, and James, while Casey Skyberg and Austin Kuehl each won ‘B’ Mains.

The action resumes Saturday night for Night Two of the Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout pres. By O’Reilly Auto Parts, and two-day ticket packages are available at www.wildwingshoot.com. Fans can also purchase general admission tickets tomorrow night at the Speedway.

For anyone unable to attend, all three nights of racing can be viewed live
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Sprint Car Feature Event Results (Starting Position)

1. 19 Buddy Kofoid (1), 2. 15 Donny Schatz, 3. 21 Carson Macedo (4), 4. 83 Aaron Reutzel (2), 5. Lance Dewease (8), 6. 57 Rico Abreu (10), 7. 14 Tony Stewart (6), 8. 26 Cory Eliason (11), 9. 41 Dominic Scelzi (3), 10. 42x Tim Kaeding (13), 11. 88n DJ Netto (7), 12. 14D Corey Day (12), 13. Gio Scelzi (9), 14. Mitchell Faccinto (15), 15. 93 Kalib Henry (19), 16. 13 Bill Balog (13), 17. 5T Ryan Timms (14), 18. 14t Tim Estenson (20), 19. 33m Mason Daniel (21), 20. 98 Sean Watts (16), 21. 18t Tanner Holmes (22), 22. 1 Robbie Price (17), 23. 24 AJ Bender (24), 24. 56 Sammy Swindell (18)

Modified Feature Event Results (Starting Position)

1. 2 Casey Arneson (6), 2. 21r Riley Simmons (2), 3. 32 DJ Shannon (4), 4. 13 Bricen James (3), 5. C9 Collen Winebarger (1), 6. 174 Ethan Dotson (7), 7. 5m Zach Madrid (5), 8. 4tw Tim Ward (12), 9. V13 Grey Ferrando (11), 10. 75jr Chaz Baca (8), 11. 75 Spencer Wilson (16), 12. 6 Casey Skyberg (19), 13. 21j Jon Debenedetti (9), 14. 44k Kelsie Foley (18), 15. 20 Brandon Schmitt (24), 16. 1x Don Earven (13), 17. 77x Austin Kuehl (20), 18. 31t Tom Smith (23), 19. 83 Kellen Chadwick (10), 20. 44t Tanner Black (21), 21. 25c Cody Thompson (22), 22. 10G Trevor Geist (14), 23. 5l Cody Laney (17), 24. 60 Paul Stone (15)

 

 

Kofoid Captures Wild Wing Shootout Opener at Arizona Speedway!

Lonnie Wheatley, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 22, 2021) – Michael “Buddy” Kofoid kicked off Arizona Speedway’s Inaugural “Wild Wing Shootout” by racing to victory lane in Friday night’s 30-lap main event atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

After gunning into the lead from the pole at the outset, the 19-year-old from Penngrove, CA, fought off a bid for the lead from ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion Donny Schatz at the two-thirds mark and then took advantage of the race’s final caution with seven laps remaining to jump out front and command the final circuits aboard the Reinbold-Underwood AME Electric No. 19az for the $7,000 triumph.

“Rizzy and Connor and Andy, the whole crew, they gave me a hell of a car, not too bad for a non-wing team,” Kofoid commented in victory lane. “I figured the bottom would be the place to be once traffic strung out, I just put the wing back and worked the brake more, ran the bottom the best that I could. I didn’t know har ahead I was, I just tried not to let it slip away.”

Kofoid outdueled fellow front row starter Aaron Reutzel for the point on the opening lap and then weathered a pair of interruptions in the opening three circuits including a Sammy Swindell flip in turn two and then A.J. Bender frontstretch issues.

An extended green flag run gave Schatz a chance to battle past Reutzel on the 14th lap with Carson Macedo following suit a lap later.

With traffic in play, Schatz moved in and pulled alongside Kofoid in the race for the lead before a final caution flew with seven laps to go.

Kofoid took full advantage, stretching his lead to nearly two seconds over the final seven circuits.

“The whole race was intense, sometimes being the leader isn’t the place to be, especially when the track changes like that,” Kofoid explained. “I knew the bottom was the place to be. If someone was going to drive around me, they either had a hell of a run or I was doing something wrong.”

In his wake, Schatz and Macedo battled hammer and tong for the runner-up position with Schatz ultimately nipping Macedo at the line be a mere .003-seconds for runner-up honors.

“I thought we were going to have a shot there, we got to where we could rip through the middle and that’s what we need to do,” Schatz explained of the Ford-powered Carquest No. 15. “I just got myself way too tight at the end and couldn’t stay on the bottom.”

Macedo settled for the show position in the Tarlton Motorsports No. 21, explaining that, “We’ve been running some Midget stuff the last several weeks so it feel good to be back at home in a winged Sprint Car. We were close, I think we can make an adjustment or two and gain a couple of positions in the next couple of nights.”

Reigning All Star Circuit of Champions titlist and 2021 WoO Rookie of the Year contender Reutzel crossed the stripe four in the Roth Motorsports No. 83 with Pennsylvania Posse shoe Lance Dewease rounding out the top five in the Kreitz Motorsports No. 69k.

Rico Abreu was sixth, with Tony Stewart, Cory Eliason, Dominic Scelzi and Tim Kaeding completing the top ten.

Schatz kicked off the evening by setting a quick time of 12.793 seconds in qualifying with Macedo, Kofoid and D. Scelzi winning heat races before Kalib Henry topped the “B” Main.

Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, Ariz.

“Wild Wing Shootout” Night One Results – January 22, 2021

Qualifying: 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.793; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.805; 3. 83-Aaron Reutzel, 12.810; 4. 88n-D.J. Netto, 12.833; 5. 69k-Lance Dewease, 12.841; 6. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.876; 7. 21-Carson Macedo, 12.882; 8. 18-Giovanni Scelzi, 12.901, 9. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 12.912; 10. 57-Rico Abreu, 12.918; 11. 19az-Buddy Kofoid, 12.953; 12. 98-Sean Watts, 12.949; 13. 33m-Mason Daniel, 13.002; 14. 5T-Ryan Timms, 13.058; 15. 42x-Tim Kaeding, 13.089; 16. 14d-Corey Day, 13.185; 17. 1-Robbie Price, 13.238; 18. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, 13.248; 19. 18s-Jason Solwold, 13.289; 20. 93-Kalib Henry, 13.301, 21. 18T-Tanner Holmes, 13.349; 22. 13-Bill Balog, 13.573; 23. 14T-Tim Estenson, 13.730; 24. 21b-A.J. Bender, 13.808; 25. 56-Sammy Swindell (NT – Failed to report to scales), 26. 75b-Brian Boswell.

Heat One (8 Laps - Top 6 Transfer): 1. 21-Carson Macedo, 2. 57-Rico Abreu, 3. 14d-Corey Day, 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 5. 88n-D.J. Netto, 6. 56-Sammy Swindell, 7. 33m-Mason Daniel, 8. 13-Bill Balog, 9. 18s-Jason Solwold.

Heat Two (8 Laps - Top 6 Transfer): 1. 19az-Buddy Kofoid, 2. 18-Giovanni Scelzi, 3. 69k-Lance Dewease, 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 5. 5T-Ryan Timms, 6. 1-Robbie Price, 7. 93-Kalib Henry, 8. 14T-Tim Estenson, 9. 75b-Brian Boswell (DNS).

Heat Three (8 Laps – Top 6 Transfer): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 2. 83-Aaron Reutzel, 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 4. 42x-Tim Kaeding, 5. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, 6. 98-Sean Watts, 7. 18T-Tanner Holmes, 8. 21b-A.J. Bender.

“B” Main (12 Laps – Top 6 Advance): 1. 93-Kalib Henry, 2. 14T-Tim Estenson, 3. 33m-Mason Daniel, 4. 18T-Tanner Holmes, 5. 13-Bill Balog, 6. 18s-Jason Solwold (DNF), 7. 21b-A.J. Bender (DNF), 8. 75b-Brian Boswell (DNS).

“A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 19az-Buddy Kofoid (1), 2. 15-Donny Schatz (5), 3. 21-Carson Macedo (4), 4. 83-Aaron Reutzel (2), 5. 69k-Lance Dewease (8), 6. 57-Rico Abreu (10), 7. 14-Tony Stewart (6), 8. 26-Cory Eliason (11), 9. 41-Dominic Scelzi (3), 10. 42x-Tim Kaeding (13), 11. 88n-D.J. Netto (7), 12. 14d-Corey Day (12), 13. 18-Giovanni Scelzi (9), 14. 37-Mitchell Faccinto (15), 15. 93-Kalib Henry (19), 16. 13-Bill Balog (23), 17. 5T-Ryan Timms (14), 18. 14T-Tim Estenson (20), 19. 33m-Mason Daniel (21), 20. 98-Sean Watts (16), 21. 18T-Tanner Holmes (22), 22. 1-Robbie Price (17), 23. 21b-A.J. Bender (24), 24. 56-Sammy Swindell (18).

 

 

McHugh Makes It 2 In The Super Series

For the second night in a row Lachlan McHugh has paced the field from the green flag to the chequered as he claimed Night 1 of the Southwest Conveyancing 50 for Fifty at the Premier Speedway at Warrnambool, an event that incorporated Round 3 of the Speedway Australia Sprintcar Super Series. McHugh held out the fast-finishing duo of Matt Egel and Darren Mollenoyux to win the 30-lap finale by less than a second.

“I definitely knew the bottom was going to the place to be on the start and then after the caution I moved up to the top and I got it done. It’s good to be able to back it up after the win last night. It shows we also have good speed down here on these tracks too” commented the feature winner.

Second placed Matt Egel, who put in an exciting highline run, was wrapped to be on the podium following the disappointment of last night.

“There was no looking after the tyres when you are starting from position seven, I just had to go and by the look of that tyre (right rear) there’s only a few laps left on that tyre. I thought I had a chance to get by Locky late, but he was just too good. Bring on tomorrow” added Egel following the race.

After a great battle with “Molly” James McFadden had to settle for fourth ahead of Jye O’Keefe, Grant Anderson, Jock Goodyer, Jamie Veal, Peter Doukas and Brock Hallett.

The big incident of the race came on lap 12 as Marcus Dumesny slammed the turn two wall hard in a shower of sparks after contact with Brock Hallett, destroying the Rowett Motorsport #47.

The opening heat saw James McFadden and Grant Anderson line up on the front row with Johnny Vogels and Lachlan McHugh on row two. Despite starting on the second row, it only took McHugh three laps to take the lead as he got the topside to work as he motored past McFadden for the lead. Add more here!!!

Heat two saw Brad Keller lead the opening lap before Jamie Veal made the pass for the lead in turn 1 on lap 2. Fellow Warrnambool race Darren Mollenoyux followed Veal across the line with Keller eventually finishing third. Jessie Attard secured the final direct transfer from heat 2 after making an outstanding outside move in the opening turn after starting from position six.

The third preliminary heat saw Matt Egel lead all the way after starting from the pole. Former Classic Champion Corey McCullagh, Murray Bridge’s Ryan Jones and Jye O’Keefe completed the top four. Lisa Walker was unlucky not to gain a direct transfer after racing hard with McCallugh for the runner up position early in the race before fading back to finish sixth.

Glen Sutherland and Adam King led the field in for heat 4 with Sutherland leading King until lap 2 when King had a half spin in turn 1 and was collected by Domain Ramsay. David Murcott was lucky to continue as he had to throw the Downing Brothers #97 sideways to avoid contact. Glen Sutherland would go on to win the heat ahead of Peter Doukas and Murcott. South Australian Joel Heinrich was the big surprise of heat four as he progressed to the A-Main after starting from position 9.

Following on from his win the night prior Queensland’s Lachlan McHugh got the night off to a great start as he set the quickest overall time in qualifying as he paced group 1 with a lap of 10.688 seconds. Darren Mollenoyux, Corey McCullagh, Domain Ramsay and Jye O’Keefe also set the fastest times in their heat groups. As the fastest qualifiers they started their heat races from position 4 with the second fastest qualifier starting from position 1.

Qualifying saw the first roll over of the night as David Donegan bought on the red light after tagging the wall in turn three.

The opening Sprintcar race of the night saw the Non-Qualifiers battle it out with Stephen Spark, Supercar racer Cam Waters, David Aldersley, Ben Morris and Matthew Reed progressing to the back of the C-Main.

On the start of the C-Main the caution was quickly out as Troy Hose spun in turn 2 and was collected by Stephen Spark, Andrew Hughes, Cam Waters and Ben Morris. Darryl Atkinson was also involved but he was able to continue along with Morris. Later in the race Robert Nicholas had a big crash in turn four after riding the right rear of Morris. Brett Milburn would eventually win the caution filled race ahead of Jordyn Charge, Dennis Jones and Bobby Daly.

The B-Main ran flag to flag with Tate Frost making it to the A-Main along with Johnny Vogels, Robbie Farr and Brad Warren.

McHugh secured the pole position for the A-Main after winning the dash ahead of Mollenoyux, Goodyer, McFadden, Anderson, Veal, Egel and Sutherland.

The Speedway Australia Sprintcar Super Series continues at the Premier Speedway in Warrnambool on Saturday night with the final night of the 50 for Fifty event (January 23) before the South Australian Swing kicks off with The Battle of the Bullring at the Tolmer Speedway on Monday night.

50 for Fifty Night 1 – Premier Speedway, Warrnambool, Victoria, A-Main Results (30 Laps) – 1. NQ7 Lachlan McHugh. 2. S52 Matt Egel, 3. V3 Darren Mollenoyux 4. W17James McFadden. 5. NT25 Jye O’Keefe, 6. V37 Grant Anderson, 7. T22 Jock Goodyer, 8. A1 Jamie Veal, 9. V98 Peter Doukas, 10. S13 Brock Hallett, 11. S19 Brad Keller, 12. S20 Glen Sutherland, 13. S27 Daniel Pestka, 14. V88 Robbie Farr, 15. S97 David Murcott, 16. V25 Jack Lee, 17. T62 Tate Frost, 18. V70 John Vogels, 19. N53 Jessie Attard, 20.V90 Corey McCullagh, 21. S63 Ryan Jones, 22. S16 Joel Heinrich, 23. V84 Brad Warren, DNF N47 Marcus Dumesny.

Lap Leaders – NQ7 Lachlan McHugh Lap 1 – 30 (4 Bonus Points)

Fastest A Main Lap – NQ7 Lachlan McHugh 11.210 (2 Bonus Points)

Hard Charger – V88 Robbie Farr – Up 9 Positions (2 Bonus Points)

 

 

A Royal Performance By McHugh

After totally dominating the Sprintcar scene in Queensland Lachlan McHugh continued his winning form in his first appearance in the Southern States for the 2020/21 season with an all the way in the 2021 Kings Challenge, which doubled as Round 2 of the Speedway Australia Sprintcar Super Series, at the Borderline Speedway at Mount Gambier. Due to his Gold Shootout win McHugh started on the pole and he was never headed as he put on a masterful display of driving, especially in the lapped traffic, as he captured his second consecutive victory in South Australia and his first at the Mount Gambier venue.

Following on from his recent A-Main victories at Bordertown and Murray Bridge Daniel Pestka continued his impressive form as he finished second with Marcus Dumesny completing the multi-state podium. Robbie Farr looked a lot more comfortable in the V88 as he finished fourth while Grant Anderson rounded out the top 5.

After transferring from the B-Main James McFadden grabbed the Hard Charger bonus points as he climbed his way to sixth while Brad Keller, Jye O’Keefe, Jessie Attard and Jock Goodyer completed the top 10.

After what was a great race for the runner-up spot both Matt Egel and Corey McCullagh both failed to finish after contact with slower traffic ended their race with two laps remaining.

Six heat races were conducted with the fastest to the front followed by a complete invert in the second round. All three heat races in the opening round were won from the outside of the front row with James McFadden, Matt Egel and Corey McCullagh taking victories.

The second round of heats would see two of the main contenders strike issues with McFadden clipping Lisa Walker in turn 1 sustaining a left rear puncture ending his race. Portland’s Brock Hallett was the other as he rolled in turn 2. Hallett was able to restart but the mechanical defect flag was displayed therefore Hallett still obtained heat finishing points.

Victorians Grant Stansfield and Adam King secured heat wins along with impressive South Australian Joel Heinrich.

The three Time Trial groups saw Marcus Dumesny pace group 1 with a lap of 11.542, session 2 by Brock Hallett 11.427 while Lachlan McHugh was quickest overall in group 3 with a time of 11.276 seconds around the 372-metre venue.

The B-Main saw a multi-car accident with Grant Stansfield and Peter Doukas making contact in turn 1 on lap five with both cars rolling bringing on the red lights. James McFadden would win the B-Main advancing to the final along with Jessie Attard, Adam King and local Mount Gambier racer Scott Enderl.

The Speedway Australia Sprintcar Super Series now heads back across the border for rounds 3 & 4 at the Premier Speedway in Warrnambool with the running of the 50 for Fifty event on Friday and Saturday night (January 22 & 23).

Kings Challenge – Borderline Speedway, Mount Gambier, South Australia - A-Main Results (25 Laps) – 1. NQ7 Lachlan McHugh, 2. S27 Daniel Pestka, 3. N47 Marcus Dumesny, 4. V88 Robbie Farr, 5. V37 Grant Anderson, 6. W17 James McFadden, 7. S19 Brad Keller, 8. NT25 Jye O’Keefe, 9. N53 Jessie Attard, 10. T22 Jock Goodyer, 11. V8 Bobby Daly, 12. S63 Ryan Jones, 13. V48 Adam King 14. S11 Scott Enderl DNF V90 Corey McCullagh, DNF S52 Matt Egel, DNF T62 Tate Frost, DNF S13 Brock Hallett.

Lap Leaders – NQ7 Lachlan McHugh 1 - 25 (NQ7 Lachlan McHugh 4 Bonus Points)

Fastest A Main Lap - NQ7 Lachlan McHugh, 11.993 (2 Bonus Points)

Hard Charger – W17 James McFadden up 9 positions (2 Bonus Points)

 

 

McFadden Off To The Perfect Super Series Start

Warrnambool resident James McFadden captured his second main event win this week as he led all 25 laps to win the 2021 Presidents Cup at the Avalon Raceway, an event that doubled as the opening round of the 7 Round Speedway Australia Sprintcar Super Series. In the process McFadden collected maximum points for leading the most laps and recording the fastest lap of the main event, a mark he set on the opening lap.

Following the heat races James McFadden topped the points chart, courtesy of being third in his qualifying group and a third and a second placing in his heats, and therefore started the final on the pole. Former Classic Champion Corey McCullagh lined up alongside with Jamie Veal, Darren Mollenoyux, Grant Anderson, Matt Egel, Daniel Pestka and Jack Lee completing the first five rows.

On the start McFadden got the jump and he would lead the opening lap, but the caution would be out on lap 2 as a tangle in turn saw David Murcott, Jock Goodyer and Jack Lee end their race early.

On the restart McFadden led away from McCullagh but Veal would quickly make his way to second getting by McCullagh. Lap 5 would see the last caution of the race as Marcus Dumesny spun while running in ninth. From this point it was all McFadden from Veal although the final podium position would change hands Mollenoyux would get the better of McCullagh. Matt Egel was the best of the interstaters as he recorded a top five result ahead of Grant Anderson. Marcus Dumesny would storm back to seventh with Brock Hallett, Robbie Farr and Brett Milburn, who collected the bonus points as the Hard Charger, completing the top 10.

With the 32-car field being divided into three seeded heat groups Time Trials saw three individual Fast Time Qualifiers with Jack Lee (11.727), Corey McCullagh (11.699) and Brock Hallett (11.865) all pacing their respective groups.

The opening round of heats saw the fastest drivers from qualifying line-up at the front of the field with Australian Champion Jamie Veal, Corey McCullagh and Matt Egel claiming heat wins. Round 2 saw the fields completely inverted with Marcus Dumesny, Jock Goodyer and Brett Milburn all greeting the chequered flag first.

Drivers from four different states managed to transfer into the feature event from the caution riddled 15-lap Last Chance Qualifier, with Jock Goodyer (Tas), Jessie Attard (NSW), Ryan Jones (SA) and Brett Milburn (Vic) tagging onto the back of the 18-car A-Main line-up. For Jones transferring into the main event was a great result as he was late into the starting lane after changing a steering box.

Round 2 of the Sprintcar Super Series will be at the Borderline Speedway at Mount Gambier on Thursday January 21, 2020 as it doubles as the prestigious Kings Challenge.

Presidents Cup – Avalon Raceway, Lara, Victoria - A-Main Results –1. W17 James McFadden, 2. A1 Jamie Veal, 3. V3 Darren Mollenoyux, 4. V90 Corey McCullagh, 5. S52 Matt Egel, 6. V37 Grant Anderson, 7. N47 Marcus Dumesny, 8. S13 Brock Hallett, 9. V88 Robbie Farr, 10. V68 Brett Milburn, 11. S63 Ryan Jones, 12. S27 Daniel Pestka, 13. S19 Brad Keller, 14. N53 Jessie Attard, 15. V2 Domain Ramsay, DNF. T22 Jock Goodyer, DNF. S97 David Murcott, DNF. V25 Jack Lee.

Lap Leaders –W17 James McFadden Lap 1 - 25

Sprintcar Super Series Points after Round 1 (Top 10 of 32): 1. W17 James McFadden 156 points, 2. A1 Jamie Veal 146, 3. V3 Darren Mollenoyux 144, 4. V90 Corey McCullagh 142, 5. S52 Matt Egel 140, 6. V37 Grant Anderson 138, 7. N47 Marcus Dumesny 136, 8. S13 Brock Hallett 134, 9. V88 Robbie Farr 132, 10. V68 Brett Milburn 132.

Release by Phil Michell Motorsport Media for the Sprintcar Super Series.

 

 

DECAIRE SPRINTS TO FIRST NORTH AMERICAN WIN OF 2021

January 16, 2021 – Punta Gorda, Florida – Troy DeCaire took the lead on lap 4 and never looked back Saturday night on his way to capturing the season opener for the BG Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series at 417 Speedway in Punta Gorda, Florida.

Cool temperatures in the low 50’s at race time and a quick turnaround from the 2020 season finale for the SSSS contributed to an unexpected low car count. John Inman recently captured the 2020 championship just 6 weeks earlier when the series last competed December 5.
Polesitter Tommy Nichols and DeCaire brought the field to the green. Nichols got the led and appeared strong early on as he led the first circuits. DeCaire trailed closely and made his move on lap 4 exiting turn 2 to take the top spot.

A fierce battle for second between Sport Allen, Scotty Adema, and Joey Aguilar ensued most of the race as DeCaire checked out on the filed building a lead of 8.429 seconds at the checkered.

Aguilar Overtook second position from Scotty Adema on the final lap with Sport Allen and Daniel Miller rounding out the top five. The race went 40 laps caution free in 09:04.981 minutes.

With his win, the two-time and defending Pavement Sprint Car National Wins leader finds himself on top of the list once again to kick off his 2021 campaign. In addition, DeCaire now claims bragging rights to have won the first outdoor open wheel race in North America in 2021.

FINISH:

1. Troy DeCaire (36)
2. Joey Aguilar (11)
3. Scotty Adema (67)
4. Sport Allen (88a)
5. Daniel Miller (00)
6. Tommy Nichols (55)
7. Stan Butler (1)
8. Travis Bliemeister (4)
9. Gary Wiggins (44)
10. Ryan Adema (92)

 

 

Weel Claims Summer Slam Win at Premier Speedway

On what was a post card perfect night for Racing after a very warm and sunny Warrnambool afternoon, it was Luke Weel who held off all comers in the Wingless Sprint Summer Slam Series A-Main, while new track records were set in the Speedcar 15 lap final and the Formula 500 six lap dash!

Travis Mills was the dominant force in the Speedcars as he claimed the feature race win after the small but exciting field was inverted completely for the A-Main with Mills starting from the tail.

The Formula 500’s saw Josh Buckingham claim the six lap record with a new race time of 1:17.264 as he set himself up to claim the 20 lap A-main a little later in the night.

The 500’s raced without a caution for the evening highlighting the talent that was on display.

With 12 heats of Wingless Sprint racing along with two B-Mains and the 25 lap A-Main there was plenty of racing on the program with an early 9.30pm finish welcomed by all.

The quick results of the full program are as follows:

Speedcars:
Heat One 8 Laps: 1st V39 Nick Parker; 2nd V27 Dillon Ghent; 3rd V10 Travis Mills. (Time 2:01.964).

Heat Two 8 Laps: 1st 10M Caleb Mills; 2nd V10 Travis Mills; 3rd V39 Nick Parker (No Time).

Speedcar A-Main (15 laps No Time): 1st V10 Travis Mills; 2nd V39 Nick Parker; 3rd V27 Dillon Ghent; 4th V25 Matt Papa; 5th V55 Toby Smith; 6th 10M Caleb Mills (DNF) (Time 3:28.530 New 15 Lap Record).

Wingless Sprints:

Heat 1A 10 Laps: 1st VX14 Harry Ross; 2nd V33 Luke Storer; 3rd VX72 Marlin Carrigan-Walsh. (Time 2:28.078).

Heat 1B 10 Laps: 1st VX71 Chris Heard; 2nd V67 Christopher Halesworth; 3rd V76 Kelvin Johnson. (Time 2.28.067).

Heat 1C 10 Laps: 1st V81 Mitchell Bartlett; 2nd V4 Carly Walsh; 3rd V53 Samantha Millar. (No Time).

Heat 1D 10 Laps: 1st V77 Alex Ross; 2nd VX50 Luke Weel; 3rd V98 Peter Logue. (No Time).

Heat 1E 10 Laps: 1st S35 Mitchell Broome; 2nd V19 Sam Wren; 3rd V14 Glenn Watts. (No Time).

Heat 1F 10 Laps: 1st V93 Travis Millar; 2nd VX46 Michael McDonald; 3rd V43 Daniel Storer. (2:38.109).

Heat 2A 10 Laps: 1st S15 Hayden Vickers; 2nd S25 Ben Cartwright; 3rd VX72 Marlin Carrigan-Walsh (Time:2:25.561).

Heat 2B 10 Laps: 1st V45 Bhoe Paterson; 2nd V54 Jeremy Beddison; 3rd S86 Kirby Hillyer (Time 2:28.859).

Heat 2C 10 Laps: 1st VX50 Luke Weel; 2nd V72 Tyson Bartlett; 3rd S84 Jesse Alexander (Time 2:29.831).

Heat 2D 10 Laps: 1st V98 Peter Logue; 2nd V77 Alex Ross; 3rd V60 Steven Hateley (No Time).

Heat 2E 10 Laps: 1st S16 Joel Heinrich; 2nd V36 Ashley Cook; 3rd S35 Mitchell Broome (No Time).

Heat 2F 10 Laps: 1st V93 Travis Millar; 2nd V33 Luke Storer; 3rd V66 Marc Evans (Time 2:34.914).

B-Main 1 (6 to Transfer): 1st S86 Kirby Hillyer; 2nd V19 Sam Wren; 3rd V54 Jeremy Beddison; 4th VX89 Christopher Temby; 5th V43 Daniel Storer; 6th V66 Marc Evans; 7th VX34 Adin Robertson; 8th S84 Jesse Alexander; 9th VX62 Kasey Garlick; 10th VX25 Gary McCallum; 11th V51 Jordan Nicholas; 12th VX59 Kyle Mayson; 13th VX27 Bree Hall; 14th N90 Evan O’Bryan; 15th V26 Luke Schneider; 16th VX44 Glen Harris; 17th VX32 Chris Ansell; 18th VX41 Aaron Kennett; 19th V10 Will Scott; 20th VX95 Ben Poliansky (Time 2:50.794).

B-Main 2 (6 to Transfer): 1st V14 Glenn Watts; 2nd V76 Kelvin Johnson; 3rd VX20 Thomas McDonald; 4th VX5 Luke McCutcheon; 5th V60 Steven Hateley; 6th S15 Hayden Vickers; 7th V53 Samantha Miller; 8th V95 Geoff Cook; 9th VX99 Hayden Clifford; 10th VX2 Robert Whiteside; 11th V52 Scott Irons; 12th S20 Harley Alexander; 13th VX79 Clint Baker; 14th S55 Sharni Pitcher; 15th VX43 Benjamin Kirby; 16th V34 Shaun Farnsworth; 17th V88 Renae Eastham (Time 2:58.079).

A-Main (25 laps): 1st VX50 Luke Weel; 2nd V93 Travis Millar; 3rd VX14 Harry Ross; 4th S35 Mitchell Broome; 5th V77 Alex Ross; 6th S16 Joel Heinrich; 7th V67 Christopher Halesworth; 8th S86 Kirby Hillyer; 9th VX72 Marlin Carrigan-Walsh; 10th V36 Ashley Cook; 11th V19 Sam Wren; 12th V14 Glen Watts; 13th S25 Ben Cartwright; 14th VX46 Michael McDonald; 15th V45 Bhoe Paterson; 16th VX71 Chris Heard; 17th V4 Carly Walsh; 18th V72 Tyson Bartlett; 19th VX20 Thomas McDonald; 20th V81 Matt Barlett; 21st V76 Kelvin Johnson; 22nd V54 Jeremy Beddison; 23rd V33 Luke Storer; 24th V98 Peter Logue (No Time).

Formula 500’s:

Heat 1A: 1st V47 Tim Rankin; 2nd V9 Jordan Rae; 3rd V55 Terry Rankin. (Time 1:52.111)

Heat 1B: 1st V49 Josh Buckingham; 2nd V46 Will Carroll; 3rd V2 Angus Hollis (Time 1:52.933).

Heat 2A: 1st V55 Terry Rankin; 2nd V2 Angus Hollis; 3rd V9 Jordan Rae (Time 1:46.686).

Heat 2B: 1st V48 Ryan O’Keefe; 2nd V49 Josh Buckingham; 3rd S44 Steph Munn (Time 1:49.394).

Dash (6 Laps): 1. V49 Josh Buckingham; 2. V55 Terry Rankin; 3. V9 Jordan Rae; 4. V2 Angus Hollis; 5. V48 Ryan O’Keefe; 6. V47 Tim Rankin (Time 1:17.264 New 6 Lap Record).

A-Main (20 Laps): 1. V49 Josh Buckingham; 2. V55 Terry Rankin; 3. V9 Jordan Rae; 4. V46 Will Carroll; 5. V47 Tim Rankin; 6. V2 Angus Hollis; 7. SA44 Steph Munn; 8. V6 Dylan Willsher; 9. V14 Jett Speed; 10. V17 Indy Rae; 11. V58 Max Owen; 12. V42 Jett Bell; 13. V12 Brendan McGinniskin; 14. V93 Alex Ryan; 15. V21 Lauren Bowen; 16. V96 Greg Dunmore (Time 4:32.602).

The next meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on January 22 & 23, 2021 and will feature the South West Conveyancing Fifty for 50 Weekend for Sprintcars as supported by Super Rods and a Street Stock Invitational.

Gates will open at 3.30pm with Racing to get underway at 5.30pm each night.
Tickets are available on-line until midnight Thursday prior to the event with nightly tickets than available from 9am on Race Day.

Please see www.premierspeedway.com.au for more information.

 

 

Rusty claims the Beasley Show

Night one of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star season started on a high for Team
Hickman with the young gun taking out a Heat win, Top 6 Shoot Out and Col Beasley Classic.

“Lucky was definitely the word for it, I went really well all night but the front wing dropped which made it pretty hard in the steering, I dropped to the bottom, then the yellow came on and I could hear the old man at the fence revving me up to run the top. I could hear Chrissy behind me, Farrer and Benny Morris and thought there’s some good guys behind me; so I thought I would run the top and see how she feels but with no front wing I had no real steering, then Benny threw a slider past me, I was going to go back under him but I thought nah – I just hold her wide open and run the top. I tell you what I was busy, I’m going to have to hit the gym I reckon, I’m pretty sore in the arms” said an elated Hickman at the post race interview.

The line-up for the A was strong with Hickman starting on pole, SA11 Scott Enderl in 2, SA33 Mark Caruso 3rd, V83 Chris Solomon 4th, D26 Todd Moule 5th and V73 Charles Hunter 6th. The green was dropped but the rear of the field unfortunately not making it past Turn 2 and bringing on the reds. V7 Paul Solomon had to change a tire forcing him to start rear. SA95 Jarman Dalitz had top wing damage making his car a handful for the A. Hickman lead from the start but was challenged several times by Chris Solomon & Ben Morris with Morris passing him only to be repassed by Hickman. TEH Hard Charger Brenten Farrer in the V34 Frijtek machine originally started 6th in the B Main. Starting
15th in the A and finishing on the podium in 3rd. SA11 Scott Enderl was top points overall and timed
2nd quick in the Shoot Out allocating him to start 2nd in the A. Enderl was running a solid 2nd early in
the race but unfortunately pulled infield with damage. Mid race the lap traffic came into play with the top 6 running both high and low on the track dicing for positions. With 8 laps to go the yellows came on with VA9 Dan Evans tangling with a lap car and spinning in T2. With a clear track ahead Hickman managed to keep his ill handling, wheel standing car in the lead and keep Solomon, Farrer, Mark Caruso and Ben Morris from passing.

Reigning series champ Michael Tancredi’s V29 had a shocker of a night to the start of the series only doing Time Trials before his engine expired taking him out of contention for the night.

Heat wins – Todd Moule, Steven Caruso, Scott Enderl, Mark Caruso, Rusty Hickman, and Brenten
Farrer

A Main results: 1st Rusty Hickman, 2nd Chris Solomon, 3rd Brenten Farrer, 4th Mark Caruso, 5th Ben Morris, 6th Phil Lock, 7th Steven Caruso, 8th Jarman Dalitz, 9th Charles Hunter, 10th Jason Bolitho, 11th Paul Solomon, 12th Kristy Ellis, 13th Dan Evans – DNF, 14th Marcus Green – DNF, 15th Scott Enderl – DNF, 16th Todd Moule - DNF, 17th .Jesse Nicholas – DNF, 18th Jay Brown – DNF, 19th Brett Smith – DNF

Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw –Dan Scott- $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Jarman Dalitz – Vortex Front Wing Hoosier Hero – Rusty Hickman – Hoosier WAV tyre Flocon Lucky 7 – Steven Caruso - $100 cash
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – Ben Morris - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –Jay Brown - Fire Extinguisher
TEH Hard Charger – Brenten Farrer - $100 bonus
BF 10 – Jason Bolitho - $100 Fuel Card

“What a fantastic night everyone had with a brilliant car count in attendance. Timmis Speedway Committee must be congratulated for all the hard work they have carried out over the off season. The venue was looking great with a racy track. We can’t wait to go back there again in February.” Searle said.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2021

American Brock Zearfoss came, saw and conquered.

Driving the USA95 for WA car owner Sean Carren, Zearfoss won both feature races at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night - on the back of winning the feature race at Ellenbrook Speedway last Saturday evening, to top the points for the six-night Speedweek series.

He was a model of consistency in his maiden tour ‘Down Under’ taking a podium placing on all six occasions.

Zearfoss won the first feature race of the night from Dayne Kingshott and Daniel Harding and then backed it up with a win in the second feature race - crossing the line ahead of Scott Bogucki and Robbie Farr.

It was the best result of the series for South Australian-based Bogucki who struggled to find form early on in the W96 car owned by Aldo De Paoli.

The second feature race was also the second podium placing for the Queensland-based Farr who was driving for WA car owner Jason Pryde who finished second overall in the Speedweek points chase.

Feature race 1 - Round 5 of Speedweek

The first start attempt failed after David Priolo, who started from P3, spun around in the first turn and Jason Kendrick, who had nowhere to go after starting from P8, stopped when trying to avoid contact - putting them both to the rear for the resumption.

Harding won the start from Zearfoss and Kaiden Manders, who started from p4, and the leader was into lapped traffic with only five laps on the board.

On lap eight Zearfoss mounted a challenge on Harding for the lead but it was negated as Todd Davis and Ryan Lancaster were involved in an incident on the back straight.

Kingshott, who started from p6, was up to third just after the restart and on lap 10 it was Harding from Zearfoss, Kingshott, Manders and Robbie Farr, who started from p5.

On lap 12 Harding was back into traffic and on lap 16 he was passed for the lead by Zearfoss.

By lap 20 Zearfoss had opened up a handy buffer in traffic while much of the attention was focused on Harding, Kingshott and Manders who were scrapping for the next podium placing.

The red lights came on with three laps to go after Brad Maiolo endured a big crash in turn two.

Maiolo was out for the night and sought medical attention.

In the race to the flag Zearfoss wasn’t challenged, taking his first win at the Motorplex.

Fourth was Manders who crossed the line ahead of Scott Bogucki (from P7), Farr, David Priolo who raced back through the field for seventh, Callum Williamson, who started 10tth, Kris Coyle, from P12 to 9th, Kendrick, from p23 to 10th, Jamie Oldfield, from p13 to 11, Taylor Milling, from p19 to 12th, Jason Pryde from p11 to 13th, Andrew Priolo, who, along with a lot of crew from different teams rebuilt the car after a crash in a heat race - starting p15 and finishing 14th, Ben Butcher from p20 to 15, James Inglis, from p22 to 16th, Lynton Jeffrey from p18 to 17th, Jaydee Dack, from p17 to 17th and Trevor Jolly, from p21 to 18th.

Drivers who played their Joker for the first feature race - doubling their points for this round off the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series were Williamson, Andrew and David Priolo, Pryde, Nash, Dack, Oldfield and Lancaster.

Feature race 2 - Speedweek Final

After finishing third in the first feature race, Harding and his crew changed an engine and only just made it onto the track in time.

Nash, who also had mechanical issues on the night, also just made it back to the track before the race started.

The red lights were on in the first lap when Dack, Jolly and Jeffrey were caught in an incident on the back straight that put the first two out.

Jeffrey was able to get a restart with damage to the front of his car, a better outcome than that of his team mate Jason Kendrick who got involved in the latter part of the incident and cut down a right rear tyre.

On the restart it was David Priolo, who started on the outside of the front row with Bogucki, and the journey was only two laps in when Kingshott spun coming out of turn four and got drilled by Williamson who was lucky to keep going, albeit with front wing damage.

Zearfoss, who started from p8 in the second feature race, had a look down the inside of Bogucki early for p2, but was unsuccessful until he then went around the outside to make the move stick.

By lap eight Priolo was up to lapped traffic before his race was over a few laps later when the left rear tyre exploded, handing the lead to Zearfoss.

At about the same time Harding, whose run of bad luck this season continued, pulled infield.

By mid race distance it was still Zearfoss from Bogucki and now Farr who originally started from p4.

With five laps remaining Manders had built up a lot of momentum and was chasing down Farr before they had contact on the main straight, seeing him slide to the infield and out of the show, while Farr was able to resume on the start.

Williamson, who had pushed to fifth on the restart, got by Oldifield when the lights went green and held onto fourth, seeing him third overall in the Speedweek points chase behind Zearfoss and Farr.

It was a big effort for Williamson who started from p13.

Coyle held on for fifth after starting from p14 - also putting in a big drive.

Sixth was Jason Pryde who looked very racy in parts of the feature race but would have been hoping for a better finish after he started from P3.

Oldfield started from p10 and finished seventh ahead of Inglis in eighth after he started p17.

Ninth was Milling who moved up nine spots after starting from p18, while Lancaster took 10th after he started p11, Andrew Priolo was 11th after starting p19 and Jolly was the only other finisher, in 12th after starting P15.

Drivers to play their Joker for the second feature, doubling their feature race points were Manders, Kendrick, Maiolo, Zearfoss, Jeffrey, Bogucki and Farr, with the points only applying to the overall Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points.

The next round of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series will be held at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, January 30.

Results

Round 5

Qualifying:

Group 1: Brock Zearfoss 13.680, Scott Bogucki 13.877, David Priolo 13.987, Kris Coyle 13.988, James Inglis 14.182, Jaydee Dack 14.184, Lynton Jeffrey 14.225, Ben Butcher 14.379.

Group 2: Jason Pryde 13.757, Robbie Farr 13.856, Ryan Lancaster 13.946, Dayne Kingshott 14.021, Jamie Oldfield 14.075, Andrew Priolo 14.158, Taylor Milling 14.158, Trevor Jolly 14.787.

Group 3: Daniel Harding 13.868, Jason Kendrick 13.912, Kaiden Manders 14.081, Callum Williamson 14.098, AJ Nash 14.132, Brad Maiolo 14.172 and Todd Davis 14.499.

Heat 1: 1st Kaiden Manders, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th AJ Nash, 6th Brad Maiolo. DNF Todd Davis.

Heat 2: 1st Dayne Kingshott, 2nd Robbie Farr, 3rd Ryan Lancaster, 4th Andrew Priolo, 5th Jamie Oldfield, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Taylor Milling, 8th Trevor Jolly.

Heat 3: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Brock Zearfoss, 3rd Scott Bogucki, 4th Kris Coyle, 5th Lynton Jeffrey, 6th Jaydee Dack, 7th Ben Butcher. DNF: James Inglis

Feature Race: 1st Brock Zearfoss, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Kaiden Manders, 5th Scott Bogucki, 6th Robbie Farr, 7th David Priolo, 8th Callum Williamson, 9th Kris Coyle, 10th Jason Kendrick, 11th Jamie Oldfield, 12th Taylor Milling, 13th Jason Pryde, 14th Andrew Priolo, 15th Ben Butcher, 16th James Inglis, 17th Lynton Jeffrey, 18th Trevor Jolly.

Round 6

Qualifying.

Group 1: Scott Bogucki 13.699, Brock Zearfoss 13.703, David Priolo 13.849, Jaydee Dack 14.036, Lynton Jeffrey 14.077, Kris Coyle 14.077, James Inglis 14.122, Ben Butcher 14.338.

Group 2: Jason Pryde 13.665, Robbie Farr 13.726, Jamie Oldfield 13.961, Dayne Kingshott 13.977, Ryan Lancaster 14.036, Andrew Priolo 14.114, Trevor Jolly 14.328, Taylor Milling 13.357.

Group 3: Kaiden Manders 13.759, Daniel Harding 13.838, Brad Maiolo 14.075, Jason Kendrick 14.138, Callum Williamson 14.186, Todd Davis 14.540, AJ Nash NTT.

Heat 1: 1st Brad Maiolo, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Kaiden Manders, 5th Callum Williamson. DNF: AJ Nash and Todd Davis.

Heat 2: 1st Dayne Kingshott, 2nd Robbie Farr, 3rd Jamie Oldfield, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Ryan Lancaster, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th Trevor Jolly. DNF: Andrew Priolo.

Heat 3: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Scott Bogucki, 3rd Brock Zearfoss, 4th Kris Coyle, 5th Jaydee Dack, 6th Lynton Jeffrey, 7th Ben Butcher, 8th James Inglis.

Feature Race: 1st Brock Zearfoss, 2nd Scott Bogucki, 3rd Robbie Farr, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th Kris Coyle, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Jamie Oldfield, 8th James Inglis, 9th Taylor Milling, 10th Ryan Lancaster, 11th Andrew Priolo and 12th Trevor Jolly.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2021

A big crowd at Bunbury Speedway was fixated on the #3 of Callum Williamson on the last few laps of the WA Speedweek feature race on Friday night as he stalked his prey - in the form of American professional Brock Zearfoss.

The visitor to Australia led for much of the 30-lap journey and with three laps remaining he was closing in lapped traffic, slowing down his momentum as Williamson sniffed an opportunity and ran a higher line.

With two laps to go Williamson got the job done, overpowering his rival on the high line and as soon as the pass was made, he bunkered down to the lower line to protect his position and claim his third feature race of the season.

Kris Coyle was third.

It was an epic finish for the Geraldton racer who started the feature race from p7.

Earlier in the night he was quickest in his qualifying group and then took a fourth in his heat race.

Williamson then took a fourth in the A Dash to start the final from inside on the fourth row.

Zearfoss didn’t get the car right in qualifying, finishing midpack in his group, but he took full advantage of a front-row start in his heat to claim a solid win.

He then started P2 in the B Dash and won, starting p2 for the final, on the outside of David Priolo who won the A Dash.

The start of the feature was frantic with the cars going three wide for the lead that went the way of Priolo who by the second lap had opened up a sizeable gap over Robbie Farr (who started p3), Zearfoss and Jason Kendrick (who started P5).

The advantage was negated when on the second lap Daniel Hartigan pulled up on the main straight.

As the field regrouped Daniel Harding’s woeful start to the season continued as he parked the 41 on the infield with a flat tyre.

On the restart Farr got the jump on Priolo who had an unusual top wing angle which was proving to be a handful to drive.

Kendrick got by Zearfoss on the next lap and the action midpack was intense as AJ Nash tagged the pits bend fence, but kept going.

The red lights were on shortly afterwards when Scott Bogucki spun in pits bend and was tagged by Taylor Milling, putting both of them out of the contest.

As the field pushed away Kendrick, who was in second, was pushed to the infield as the car would not stay in gear.

Priolo had the wing angle sorted after restart and got to third at about the same time Zearfoss took the lead from Farr.

Not long after Priolo rounded up Farr, but this time his challenge was muted when he soon spun and was forced to resume at the rear of the field.

With 13 laps to go Lynton Jeffrey, who started P21, took over third from Williamson, but the latter responded and then moved forward, getting on the back of Farr and challenging for second.

By this stage Coyle, who had started P12, was joining in on the party at the pointy end of the field.

Another restart was called after Todd Davis and James Inglis were involved in their second incident together, this time on the main straight, and both cars were dragged to the infield.

In the latter half of the race Coyle came into his own and got under Farr for third with five laps remaining.

This was about the same time as Williamson had found some good traction up high, edging his way to the leader who he eventually passed.

For Zearfoss it was his third podium in three outings but his final result didn’t follow the script that saw him take a third and then a second in the previous two outings.

Despite this it was another solid outing for the American who has teamed up with WA car owner Sean Carren.

Coyle’s podium was reward for the effort the Merger Motorsport crew have put in this year, with Coyley being unlucky not to grab podium placings in earlier rounds this summer.

He took a third in his heat race and a sixth in the B Dash.

Farr held on for fourth ahead of Jeffrey who had to dig deep and won the Last Chance Qualifier and started 17th in the main event, passing 12 cars.

Sixth was Dayne Kingshott who started from p19 after also coming from the B Main, passing 13 cars.

Jason Pryde, who started from P15, finished 7th in a great result for the two-car team with Farr only three spots ahead of him at the finish.

Andrew Priolo, who crashed in the late stages of the B Dash, seeing teams combine to rebuild the W8, started 16th and converted this into an 8th place finish.

Older brother David, who was forced to fight his way from the back after spinning, crossed the line in ninth.

AJ Nash took 10th (started p9), from Cameron McKenzie who started 12th and finished 11th.

Non-finishers were Davis, Inglis, Kaiden Manders, Kendrick, Milling, Bogucki, Harding and Hartigan.

Bogucki finally had some good luck in the Speedweek series when he took victory in the first heat race of the night, taking a big win after starting from P2.

Zearfoss started from p1 and took a solid win over fellow front rower Nash in the second heat of the night.

David Priolo looked convincing in the third heat, taking a solid victory after he started from p2.

He set up his pole position in the A Dash despite losing part of the muffler, seeing the volume cranked up on the W26.

The early part of the Last Chance Qualifier was marred by a big crash in pits bend by Matthew Cross who tested the track’s safety fence.

Cross was OK, but his car was heavily damaged and he has withdrawn from the Saturday round at Ellenbrook - the race went to Jeffrey.

At the start of the night Kendrick set the pace in qualifying, winning the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time with 13.694 from the second group of qualifying.

Davis and Trevor Jolly announced at the drivers’ briefing that they were playing their Joker cards on the night, doubling their feature race points for the round.

Drivers only have until the Saturday, January 9 event at the Perth Motorplex to play their Jokers for the season.

Round 4 of Speedweek will be held at Ellenbrook Speedway today on the northern suburbs of Perth in what will be a twilight meeting.

The final two rounds of Speedweek will be at the Perth Motorplex on Wednesday January 6 and Saturday, January 9.

Qualifying

Group 1: Robbie Farr 13.775, Brad Maiolo 13.862, Scott Bogucki 13.872, Taylor Milling 14.145, Andrew Priolo 14.228, Todd Davis 14.234.

Group 2: Jason Kendrick 13.694, Kris Coyle 13.937, AJ Nash 14.005, Brock Zearfoss 14.040, Jason Pryde 14.164, Cameron McKenzie 14.543, Trevor Jolly 14.772.

Group 3: Callum Williamson 14.059, Daniel Harding 14.082, David Priolo 14.088, James Inglis 14.130, Kaiden Manders 14.273, Matthew Cross 14.434, Lynton Jeffrey 14.511, Daniel Hartigan 14.816.

Heat 1: 1st Scott Bogucki, 2nd Taylor Milling, 3rd Robbie Farr, 4th Brad Maiolo, 5th Todd Davis, 6tth Andrew Priolo, 7th Dayne Kingshott.

Heat 2: 1st Brock Zearfoss, 2nd AJ Nash, 3rd Kris Coyle, 4th Cameron McKenzie, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Trevor Jolly.

Heat 3: 1st David Priolo, 2nd James Inglis, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th Kaiden Manders, 6th Matthew Cross, 7th Lynton Jeffrey, 8th Daniel Hartigan.

A Dash: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Robbie Farr, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th AJ Nash, 6th Kaiden Manders, 7th Taylor Milling, 8th Jason Pryde.

B Dash: 1st Brock Zearfoss, 2nd Scott Bogucki, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th James Inglis, 5th Brad Maiolo, 6th Kris Coyle, 7th Cameron McKenzie, 8th Andrew Priolo.

Last Chance Qualifier: 1st Lynton Jeffrey, 2nd Todd Davis, 3rd Dayne Kingshott, 4th Daniel Hartigan, 5th Trevor Jolly. DNF: Matthew Cross.

A Main: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Brock Zearfoss, 3rd Kris Coyle, 4th Robbie Farr, 5th Lynton Jeffrey, 6th Dayne Kingshott, 7th Jason Pryde, 8th Andrew Priolo, 9th David Priolo, 10th AJ Nash, 11th Brad Maiolo, 12th Cameron McKenzie: DNF: Todd Davis, James Inglis, Kaiden Manders, Jason Kendrick, Taylor Milling, Scott Bogucki, Daniel Harding and Daniel Hartigan. DNS: Trevor Jolly.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29

After finishing second on night one, James McFadden responded in the best possible fashion on night two of the WA Speedweek Series at the Perth Motorplex on Monday night.

McFadden won the 30-lap feature race from American Brock Zearfoss and local hero James Inglis in front of another big speedway crowd.

It was a totally different track to the first round which took rubber early on and most drivers ran the track’s lower line where they got the most traction.

Zearfoss was the early leader but by lap five McFadden was in contention and after the duo traded places for a few laps, just before lap 10 McFadden hit the lead and was never headed again, despite a few challenges.

The race battle heated up in the last few laps when Inglis worked the highline way better than anyone else and held on for the ride of his life, nearly stealing the win from his high-profile opponents.

Had it not been for a restart late in the race he may have been able to maintain his momentum and take the biggest win of his career.

There was drama even before the race got underway with Trevor Jolly and Ben Butcher came together as the field assembled, seeing Jolly head infield with too much damage and Butcher able to get a restart.

It was a bad night for the Harding Racing team with Jolly’s team mate Daniel Harding also heading infield before the race got underway.

On the restart Zearfoss went high and McFadden went low, with little between them as Inglis, Kris Coyle and Jason Kendrick fought for positions further back.

As McFadden slid up on Zearfoss for the lead after a few laps, Matthew Cross spun at the other end of the track, negating the move and forcing a restart.

Callum Williamson was a big mover on the restart, moving up a couple of spots from eighth and looked threatening.

Coyle had a good battle with Inglis.

By midrace distance McFadden had a good lead over Zearfoss, with Coyle, Kendrick and Inglis further back.

A couple of laps later Robbie Farr edged his way up to fifth and like much of the field was hugging the kerb line.

The last restart saw all three leading combatants throw everything they had at the track and it was the Monte Motorsport hired gun who fared best.

Farr finished strongly in fourth after starting from P11, crossing ahead of round one winner Williamson who started from P6, dropped as low as eighth and finished fifth.

Sixth went to Kaiden Manders who started from p9, while Andrew Priolo converted a p13 start into a seventh placing.

Eighth went to Jason Pryde who started from 12th, while Dayne Kingshott started seventh and finished ninth.

Coyle looked racey early on after starting from fifth, but had slumped back to 10th at the end of 30 laps.

Eleventh was Ryan Lancaster who started from 10th, while Lynton Jeffrey salvaged some pride by finishing 12th after starting from 20th.

South Australian Scott Bogucki started 23rd and finished 13th to be the Kincrome Hard Charger for the round.

Taylor Milling was 14th (from p17), while Jason Kendrick (who started p4) limped home with front-end damage for 15th, Matthew Cross was 16th (starting p24), AJ Nash was 17th (from p15), Butcher was 18th (from p21), Brad Maiolo was 19th (from p18), David Priolo was 20th (from p16) and Jaydee Dack was 21st (from p14).

Jamie Oldfield and Jolly were the only non-finishers.

McFadden was the winner of the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time at the start of the show with a 13.328 second lap in the first group of qualifying.

Second overall was Zearfoss with a 13.504 who was in group two, while Kendrick, in the same group as McFadden, was third overall with a 13.523 second lap.

Farr was the quickest in group three with a 13.573 second lap.

The first heat race went to McFadden who pounced on Jeffrey on the finish line with the margin being just 0.022 of a second.

Inglis was a clear winner of heat two, with the third heat going the way of Williamson - this heat marred by contact between Farr and Harding that saw them both out.

Bogucki also tagged the back straight fence on the last lap, damaging the W96.

McFadden then stole second in the A Dash from Coyle on the last turn, with the win going to Zearfoss.

There was controversy in the B Dash in an incident between Jeffrey, David Priolo and Maiolo, with all three being non-finishers and Inglis taking a comfortable win.

Once again no drivers elected to play their Joker cards, doubling their feature race points for the evening.

Each driver in the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series can play their Joker card once in the season, up to and including the Saturday, January 9 meeting - they must declare it at the drivers’ briefing.

Inglis rounded out a good night by being the winner of the Hoosier right rear tyre draw for the round.

The Speedweek series now moves south for round four at Bunbury Speedway this Friday, January 1, before returning to the metropolitan area for a twilight show at Ellenbrook Speedway on Saturday, January 2.

Results

Qualifying:

Group 1: James McFadden 13.328, Jason Kendrick 13.523, Lynton Jeffrey 13.725, AJ Nash 13.745, Andrew Priolo 13.891, Ryan Lancaster 13.954, Jamie Oldfield 13.958, Matthew Cross 14.032, Todd Davis 15.097.

Group 2: Brock Zearfoss 13.504, David Priolo 13.742, James Inglis 13.751, Dayne Kingshott 13.839, Kaiden Manders 13.875, Trevor Jolly 14.120, Jaydee Dack 14.282.

Group 3: Robbie Farr 13.573, Callum Wiliamson 13.640, Kris Coylr 13.674, Daniel Harding 13.741, Brad Maiolo 13.758, Jason Pryde 13.846, Scott Bogucki 13.867, Ben Butcher 13.958, Taylor Milling 14.150.

Heat 1: 1st James McFadden, 2nd Lynton Jeffrey, 3rd AJ Nash, 4th Ryan Lancaster, 5th Jason Kendrdick, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Jamie Oldfield, 8th Todd Davis, 9th Matthew Cross.

Heat 2: 1st James Inglis, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Brock Zearfoss, 4th David Priolo, 5th Kaiden Manders, 6th Trevor Jolly, 7th Jayee Dack.

Heat 3: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Kris Coyle, 4th Robbie Farr, 5th Taylor Milling, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Scott Bogucki, 8th Ben Butcher, 9th Daniel Harding.

A Dash: 1st Brock Zearfoss, 2nd James McFadden, 3rd Kris Coyle, 4th Dayne Kingshott, 5th Kaiden Manders, 6th Robbie Farr, 7th Andrew Priolo, 8th AJ Nash, 9th Taylor Milling, 10th Trevor Jolly.

B Dash: 1st James Inglis, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Jamie Oldfield, 5th Ryan Lancaster, 6th Jason Pryde. DNF: David Priolo, Brad Maiolo and Lynton Jeffrey.

Last Chance Qualifier: 1st Ben Butcher, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Scott Bogucki, 4th Matthew Cross. DNF: Todd Davis.

A Main: 1st James McFadden, 2nd Brock Zearfoss, 3rd James Inglis, 4th Robbie Farr, 5th Callum Williamson, 6th Kaiden Manders, 7th Andrew Priolo, 8th Jason Pryde, 9th Dayne Kingshott, 10th Kris Coyle, 11th Ryan Lancaster, 12th Lynton Jeffrey, 13th Scott Bogucki, 14th Taylor Milling, 15th Jason Kendrick, 16th Matthew Cross, 17th AJ Nash, 18th Ben Butcher, 19th Brad Maiolo, 20th David Priolo, 21st Jaydee Dack. DNF: Jamie Oldfield, Trevor Jolly. DNS: Daniel Harding and Todd Davis.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2020

WOW...what a start to the WA Speedweek Series at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

In front of a stout Boxing Day crowd local young gun Callum Williamson took the win in the 30-lap feature race from visiting drivers James McFadden and Brock Zearfoss.

Williamson, who is enjoying another stellar season in the W3, claimed his second win and third podium placing for the season, crossed the finish line to applause of the appreciative crowd.

He started the night with a win in his heat race and then took a second in the A Dash to start the feature race from P3.

Williamson settled into second early and by lap nine he pounced for the lead and was never challenged for the rest of the duration in heavy traffic.

McFadden, who arrived from the east coast on Christmas Day and once again teamed up with Monte Motorsport, showed why he is so strong racing in America in our off-season, winning his first heat race after being fourth quickest in qualifying.

He then won the B Dash to start from P2 for the main event and led early from Zearfoss who started from pole.

This was after the American was third quickest in qualifying and took a third in his heat race.

Zearfoss, driving for local car owner Sean Carren, then won the A Dash to start from pole.

After only a couple of laps he was down to third, a spot he held for most of the feature race.

Fourth was Kris Coyle in the Merger Motorsport W79, who started from P4 and was involved in a number of different and entertaining battles in the final, dropping as low as seventh at one point.

Earlier in the night Coyle took a heat win and finished second in the B Dash.

Fifth was Jason Kendrick who started from P6 and dropped back a couple of spots in heavy traffic mid race, but also after being locked into some great duels with Robbie Farr, Kaiden Manders and Coyle, he recovered some ground.

Manders held on for sixth from Farr (from p11), Andrew Priolo (from p10), David Priolo (from p14), Brad Maiolo (from P7), Lynton Jeffrey (from P8), Dayne Kingshott (from P12), Ben Butcher (from p16), AJ Nash (from P24), James Inglis (from p13), Jason Pryde (from p18), Jamie Oldfield (from p21), Trevor Jolly (from p22), Matthew Cross (from p20) and Trevor Reynolds (from p21).

It took some time to get the feature race rolling after two aborted attempts but on lap two Daniel Harding, who started from p5, was out after he made contact with Kendrick on the back straight.

Inglis was the innocent party and tagged Harding’s damaged car and he was lucky to get a restart.

Milling bowed out of the contest at about one third distance with a flat right rear tyre, putting the caution lights on again.

On lap 12 Matthew Cross spun the W94 around on the approach to the main straight but he was able to regroup and resume.

By midrace distance Williamson had opened up a buffer in traffic between himself and McFadden and while the latter was able to get close at certain points, he wasn’t able to mount a serious attack.

Unfortunately the night was over before it begun for two competitors - South Australian Scott Bogucki and Ryan Lancaster (who had engine issues).

Bogucki and car owner Aldo De Paoli were able to get the W96 sorted in time for the feature race but they were one of the reserves that didn’t make the cut.

At the start of the night Brad Maiolo set the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time award with a best lap of 13.767, bettering that of Kingshott with a 13.783, Zearfoss 13.934 and McFadden 13.953.

AJ Nash was the Kincrome Hard Charger of the round, after starting 24th and finishing 14th.

This was after he posted a DNF in the B Main behind Reynolds, Jolly and Zemunik but was the last car out, so he had the fourth and final transfer spot after cutting down a tyre - not long after youngster Tom Callaghan also cut down a tyre in that race.

The Hoosier tyre draw went to Trevor Jolly and no drivers elected to play their Joker cards on the night.

Round 2 of Speedweek is back at the Perth Motorplex on Monday, December 28.

Results

Qualifying:

Group 1: Brad Maiolo 13.767, Dayne Kingshott 13.783, James McFadden 13.953, Ben Butcher 14.195, Matthew Cross 14.665, Tom Callaghan 15.159. Ryan Lancaster NTT.

Group 2: Kris Coyle 14.007, Jason Kendrick 14.094, Lynton Jeffrey 14.108, David Priolo 14.118, Jason Pryde 14.283, Sean Zemunik 14.416, Scott Bogucki 14.419.

Group 3: Brock Zearfoss 13.934, Daniel Harding 13.969, Callum Williamson 14.081, James Inglis 14.170, Trevor Jolly 14.661, Cameron McKenzie 14.665, Trevor Reynolds 14.817.

Group 4: Andrew Priolo 14.232, Kaiden Manders 14.288, Taylor Milling 14.293, Jamie Oldfield 14.302, Robbie Farr 14.338, AJ Nash 14.450

Heat 1: 1st James McFadden, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Dayne Kingshott, 4th Ben Butcher, 5th Tom Callaghan, 6th Matthew Cross.

Heat 2: 1st Lynton Jeffrey, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Jason Pryde. DNF: Sean Zemunik. DNS: Scott Bogucki.

Heat 3: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd James Inglis, 3rd Brock Zearfoss, 4th Daniel Harding, 5th Cameron McKenzie, 6th Trevor Reynolds, 7th Trevor Jolly.

Heat 4: 1st Taylor Milling, 2nd Robbie Farr, 3rd Kaiden Manders, 4th Jamie Oldfield, 5th AJ Nash.

A Dash: 1st Brock Zearfoss, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Brad Maiolo, 5th Robbie Farr, 6th James Ingis, 7th Taylor Milling, 8th Cameron McKenzie, 9th Jamie Oldfield.

B Dash: 1st James McFadden, 2nd Kris Coyle, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Lynton Jeffrey, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Dayne Kingshott, 7th David Priolo, 8th Ben Butcher, 9th Jason Pryde, 10th Matthew Cross.

Last Chance Qualifier: 1st Trevor Reynolds, 2nd Trevor Jolly, 3rd Sean Zemunik. DNF: AJ Nash and Tom Callaghan.

A Main: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd James McFadden, 3rd Brock Zearfoss, 4th Kris Coyle, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th Kaiden Manders, 7th Robbie Farr, 8th Andrew Priolo, 9th David Priolo, 10th Brad Maiolo, 11th Lynton Jeffrey, 12th Dayne Kingshott, 13th Ben Butcher, 14th AJ Nash, 15th James Inglis, 16th Jason Pryde, 17th Jamie Oldfield, 18th Trevor Jolly, 19th Matthew Cross, 20th Trevor Reynolds.

 

 

Tri-Series Opener Goes To Keller

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

Brad Keller continued his impressive return to Sprintcar racing with his second win in succession as he dominated the opening round of the Sprintcars SA Country Tri-Series at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway. Throughout the night Keller remained unbeaten as he set the fastest time in his qualifying group, won his heat and then went on to lead all 25 laps of the A-Main, setting a new track record (5:51.815) in the process.

Since the meeting had attracted over 120 entries in 10 different racing classes, the opening Tri-Series round ran a modified format of hot laps / qualifying, one round of heats and the feature event. Qualifying proved to be crucial as it set the line-up for the heats (fastest to the front) with the finishing order of the 8 lap heats setting the A-Main starting grid.

Qualifying Group 1 saw Joel Heinrich set the fastest time (12.621), but he was not able to turn the pole position start into a heat win as Mark Caruso won the heat race therefore securing the pole position for the feature race. Second in heat 1 went to Daniel Pestka with Marcus Dumesny and Heinrich completing the top four.

Group 2 was paced by Keller (12.958) and he converted his qualifying effort to a front row start in the main ahead of Lisa Walker, Jessie Attard and Steven Caruso. The big loser of heat 2 was Ryan Jones, who spun in turn four on the opening lap throwing away his front row start in the heat. He would charge back to finish fifth, locking in a 10th starting spot for the finale.

Unfortunately, due to the excessively windy conditions and the number of events on the night the prior to the feature the track was already showing signs of taking rubber prior to the feature so Keller and Mark Caruso were always in the box seat starting up front.

As the green flag fell Keller won the drag race into turn 1 and led the field, a spot he would not relinquish. After starting from position 3 Daniel Pestka dropped back early to fifth but he would rally back to secure the runner-up finish with Mark Caruso having his best run in a 410ci Sprintcar for several season’s as he rounded out the podium. Joel Heinrich backed up his runner-up finish of a month ago with another impressive run to finish fourth while Ryan Jones finished fifth. Jones was running as high as third until a spin with three laps remaining saw him drop back two spots.

Lisa Walker, Glen Sutherland, Steven Caruso, Austin McDonald and Marcus Dumesny completed the top 10. Dumesny was another driver who spun in the tricky track conditions falling back to 10th after he was running just outside the top five.

Victorian Grant Stansfield, Max Vidau, Jessie Attard, Terry Kelly, Adrian Cottrell and Daniel Smith completed the finishers while rookie Daniel Puddy was the only driver who failed to greet the chequered flag.

Round 2 of the Sprintcars SA Country Tri-Series will be staged this Saturday night (December 12) at the Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier.

 

 

 

ADEMA HOLDS OFF ALLISON FOR 417 SOUTHERN SPRINT CAR WIN

STORY  FROM DAVID SINK

December 5, 2020 – Punta Gorda, Florida – Scott Adema held off rookie driver Nolan Allison Saturday night at 417 Southern Speedway to win his first BG Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series win of the season in the series 2020 finale.

When the green flagged dropped, Troy DeCaire went from twelfth to third in the matter of two laps courtesy of two three-wide passes for position at the start of the race. It appeared DeCaire was on the way to his seventh twin of the year. Two laps later, DeCaire exited the track with front end damage after contact with Sport Allen which ended his night.

Scott Adema continued as the race leader for the next 11 laps until the caution flew on lap 15. On the restart it allowed Allison to start alongside Adema on double-file restart. Allison was only making his second-ever sprint car start and had worked himself into second position coming all the way from eleventh very quickly.
Adema got the jump and built a sizable lead. With five laps to go Adema encountered heavy traffic and Allison caught him. Adema disposed of lapped cars quickly and Allison couldn’t make a serious challenge for the lead.

Following Allison was LJ Grimm, Joey Aguilar, and Sport Allen rounding out the top ten.

In victory lane Adema explained his key to victory.” When the green flag dropped, we were able to stay on the outside. We kept it clean. Just hung out there and some holes opened. We were able to make our way up to the front. On the first 2 laps we got all the way up to fourth”.

Adema was unaware that Allison had caught him in lapped traffic late in the race.” I wasn’t really too concerned with it” explained Adema.”Obviously if he had gotten next to me we would have had to deal with that. I was just trying to make clean consistent laps as I could at the end of the race.”

The win was extra special for Adema as it is a track, he calls home. ”It means a lot to seal the deal here. I’m 25 minutes from the house and it means a lot to me” concluded Adema.

John Inman was crowned 2020 SSSS champion and LJ Grimm received Rookie of the Year honors.

40-LAP FEATURE RESULTS

1. Scott Adema (67)
2. Nolan Allison (59x)
3. 3. LJ Grimm (88)
4. Joey Aguilar (11)
5. Sport Allen (88a)
6. Daniel Miller (5)
7. Stan Butler (1)
8. Tommy Nichols (55)
9. Ray Bragg Jr. (5s)
10. Travis Bliemeister (4)
11. Gary Wiggins (4)
12. Ryan Adema (92)
13. Michael Tharp (J1)
14. Troy DeCaire (36)

 


A.J. Maddox Wins 3rd Annual Don Rehm Classic to Claim Top Gun Championship

The 3rd annual Don Rehm Non-Wing Classic once again served as the season finale for the Top Gun Sprints with a field of 24 cars on hand for the 25-lap feature. The event saw a $1,500 payout for the winner, but the effort of supporting individuals and businesses drove an additional $3,000 to benefit all positions, along with contingency awards.

Four heat races were held to increase the odds of a payout for the series’ Lee and Jeff Barfield Memorial Clean Sweep, which had elevated to $1,200 since it had gone unclaimed for the past three races. In those four races, the eventual winner came from the second row with Justin Webster, Brandon Grubaugh, Shane Butler and point leader A.J. Maddox securing the wins.

Those heat race winners would be relegated to the third and fourth rows for the main event. On the initial start, Tyler Clem sliced from the second row to the lead, but a single car spin negated the start, forcing a complete restart. At the next green flag, front row starter Steve Diamond shot to the top spot with Clem in tow. Butler vaulted to second on the fourth lap and began to hunt down Diamond. Butler was able to use the confusion of lapped traffic to slide by for the lead, bring Maddox along to second on lap six. Two laps later, a Ryan Bartholomew spin off turn two collected Andy Griffin, who flipped after contact. A 10-minute red flag period ensued before the field gathered for the restart.

Butler and Maddox developed their own race, reminiscent of last year’s contest. Grubaugh was on the move, slipping by Clem into fourth. On lap 12, Maddox made his move in turn four, scooting out front while Grubaugh went to third. A Nathan Barouch spin on lap 18 happened right in front of Maddox, who dodged the mishap successfully. During the caution, Grubaugh retired with mechanical issues, moving Diamond back to third.

Butler began to close in on Maddox as the field drew within five laps of the finish. On lap 21, Butler as able to get by, but Maddox regained the lead by the time the duo came to the stripe. The win was undecided through the final turns as Maddox charged home with the victory.

The win marked the fourth Top Gun Sprints win of the year for the defending champion, who parlayed his finishes to the 2020 title. Maddox now becomes a four-time series champion. This title marks the first time Maddox was able to successfully defend the previous year’s crown.

Top Gun Sprints will open their 2021 season at East Bay Raceway Park as part of the 45th annual Winternationals, Feb. 4-6, 2021.

The Mod Lites wrapped up their season with a new face in Victory Lane as Alex Cline backed up a heat win with a feature victory. Defending track champion Austin Martin was able to make it back-to-back titles with a fourth place to go along with his two feature wins on the season, winning the title by four points over Bo Bass.

Bryan Bernhardt secured his fifth win of the year and wrapped up his third consecutive class championship, even though the class still has one week remaining on the schedule. Bernhardt was able to dispatch race leader Travis Varnadore on lap 8 and cruise to the win. Bernhardt and Dale Kelley were winners in the preliminary events.

Bruce Comer made a last lap pass on point leader Jamie Tinkham, who led the first 14 circuits. Comer’s drive off turn four on the final lap launched him into Victory Lane for the second time this season. Come won his earlier heat with Kenny Brewer scoring the other preliminary.

The Daytona Antique Auto Racing Association was on hand with three divisions. Features were won by Ted Filides (Midgets), Cush Revette (Modifieds) and Darren Nichols (Sprints)

East Bay Raceway Park will continue the 2020 schedule with a seven-event card on Saturday, Dec. 12. Racing will include the final night of competition for the Gagel’s Open Wheel Modfieds, Late Model Sportsman, V-8 Warriors and Q Micro Sprints and Outlaw 4s. Street Stocks and Gladiators will compete with their final events on December 19.

TOP GUN SPRINTS

Feature: AJ Maddox (3A), Shane Butler (18), Steve Diamond (13HD), Justin Webster (21), Tyler Clem (6S), Bryan Eckley (12B), Kyle Connery (91), Luke Hill (41), John Kahl (13X), Tim George (1*), Frank Carlsson (20), Cole Nichols (N20), Scott Baldwin (4), Chris Hahn (2), Nathan Barouch (13), Brandon Grubaugh (G6), Jimmy Miltner (4×4), Ryan Bartholomew (11G), Andrew Griffin (27), Sheldon Kinser Jr. (17C), Garrett Green (82), Rick Dietz (15), Billy Bridges (11B), Rob Converse (C3)

Q AUTO & INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEYS MINI SPRINTS

Feature: Bruce Comer (21), Jamie Tinkham (51), Kenny Brewer (45), Dennis Sanchez (11), JoJo Davis (7J), Don Quinn (33), Trey Almand (1), Stephen Thomas (4T), Mike Meyers (6), Brian Baxter (98), Donnie Quinn (33D), C.J. Nelson (03), Ryan Meeks (12). DNS – Ryan Walters (13)

 

Tancredi locks No 1 in for the season.

Mother Nature certainly wasn’t ready for the race season to kick off and made it particularly challenging for everyone involved with putting on the Opening night at Blue Ribbon Raceway. Gale force winds and showers most of the afternoon made for a later than scheduled start but in the end competitors won and managed to get all the features in.

Series Champ Michael Tancredi’s V29 took out the honours of being the first Covid Cup winner. Paul Solomon’s V7 in second and Mildura based Jay Brown SA51 home in third. The field lined up for the A with the Solomon brothers on the front row and as always make the start interesting as one brother tries to physic the other brother out. This time Paul got he start but only to be passed by Chris on the second lap. Chris held a strong lead over the field for just over half the race but his night finished in the middle of the back straight sitting the remainder of the race infield. While this was happening Tancredi had gained on Paul and passed him for the lead. With 12 cars for the shakedown show it was a perfect opportunity for All Star Rookies to get some laps and they did themselves proud. 17 year old Rookie Todd Moule showed talent in the D26 machine moving up to P3 at one stage in the A before retiring with front end damage. Adam Cullinger’s V76 also showed speed on his first night with the All Stars running a strong 4th place for several laps. His results didn’t show what he was capable of being the first car to pull out with a right rear wheel
problem. Jason Bolitho’s VA52 first time run in a sprintcar was also encouraging for the team learning more each time he went out. Andy Hibbert was in the seat of the well-known Mat Eastham owned V88. Hibbert was comfortable in
the seat coming home in 5th place. All Star regular SA95 Jarman Dalitz made the long drive from Murray Bridge and
after dropping a heat finished strong in 4th place. Unfortunately V60 Jordyn Charges night was finished abruptly hurting his engine at the start of the night. Marcus Green in the Skidmore V71 sustained damage in his second heat and was also out for the night.

Heat wins – Paul Solomon, Chris Solomon and Michael Tancredi
A Main – 1st V29 Michael Tancredi, 2nd V7 Paul Solomon, 3rd SA51 Jay Brown, 4th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 5th V88
Andy Hibbert, 6th VA52 Jason Bolitho, 7th D26 Todd Moule – DNF, 8th VA99 Corey Sandow – DNF, 9th V83 Chris
Solomon DNF. 10th V76 Adam Cullinger DNF.

IDIGIT Lucky $100 Draw winner – Andy Hibbert
Sacrifice Scooters winner – Jason Bolitho

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Kaiden Manders is the new WA Sprintcar Champion after winning the 30-lap feature race at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Manders won the championship event from the fast-finishing Dayne Kingshott and Brad Maiolo in round 3 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.

Not only did Manders finish the night in sensational fashion, but he also set the tempo at the beginning of the show, winning the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time.

The former Australian 360 sprintcar champion then claimed a second and a third in his heat races to start the main event from P3.

The front row for the final was locked down by polesitter Daniel Harding and Maiolo and it was the latter who got the jump and held the front spot, while negotiating his way through heavy traffic up, until lap 23.

Harding didn’t get the best of starts and dropped a few spots early, settling into fifth spot by lap 11, a spot he held until the finish line.

Manders was into second early and he held this spot comfortably but it didn’t appear he was going to peg back the gap to Maiolo until the field regrouped on lap 23 when Jason Kendrick spun coming out of pits bend.

On the restart Maiolo led away from Manders, David Priolo (who had started from P8) and was getting stronger the longer the race went on), Kingshott, Harding, James Inglis, Andrew Priolo, Jason Pryde, Kris Coyle and Shaun Bradford.

Manders stepped up his game and took to the lead after the restart, setting sail for home with confidence.

Kingshott was also up in the seat a bit more at the business end of the show and got into third over Priolo before then working over Maiolo and claiming second.

In the latter stages the Krikke Motorsport pilot showed his hand to Manders, which he later admitted was probably a bit early, and to which Manders responded strongly.

Despite this, it was a solid effort from the former Australian Speedcar Champions who is getting better with every outing in his new team.

And the result was boosted by the team playing its Joker card at the start of the night - doubling their feature race points.

Maiolo lamented what might have been after being so good for so long in the race - with many believing had it gone non-stop he would have been unstoppable.

Unfortunately he wasn’t able to get enough drive on the restart, but it was still a good result and goes part of the way to overcoming the result from the previous show that he was also leading before spinning when challenged by eventual winner Kendrick.

David Priolo held on for fourth which is also a good result for the new pairing with Diamond Bay Motorsport and is only his second race back after a three-and-a-half-year break from racing.

Many drivers would settle for the fifth place that Harding took, but he would have been looking for a better result after a win and a second in his heat races set him up for a front-row start.

James Inglis crossed the line in sixth after starting from P12 which gives him another solid bank of points on the back of his second at the King of Wings where he played his Joker successfully.

Jason Pryde came from P11 to finish seventh in another workmanlike performance and his best result from three shows contested, with the other results being an eighth and a DNF.

In eighth place was Kris Coyle, the second of six drivers to play his Joker on the night.

He started from P10 for the final and this was on the back of a third and a sixth in the heat races.

Andrew Priolo started the feature race from P6 and by midrace he was down to ninth before getting up to seventh and eventually settling for ninth.

In 10th spot was Jamie Oldfield who crashed out early in the season-opener and then sat out the second round, instead opting to race his late model, before returning in the W51 for this show.

He started the final from P16 and looked very strong in the final handful of laps,

Shaun Bradford started from P14 and crossed the line in 11th but his points bounty was improved by the fact that he too played his Joker at the start of the event.

Kendrick, who started from P5 and spun out, forcing him to the rear of the field, clawed back some points respectability to take 12th - a big drop from his first and second in the first two rounds.

Taylor Milling started P9 and dropped back to 13th by the end of the journey, to be just in front of Matthew Cross who came from P19 to take 14th, but more importantly for Milling, he played his Joker card.

Earlier Cross was dominant in the B Main, taking the win comfortably, for his second B Main win of the year.

And like the last event, he stayed out of trouble to bank another solid points haul.

Jamie Maiolo finished 15th after starting P13, in a night he struggled in the W99.

He earlier took a heat win but was relegated two spots for jumping the start, handing victory to younger brother Brad.

AJ Nash started P17 and finished 16th in what was also a tough night behind the wheel - following on from a fifth and a seventh in the heats.

Murray Iwanow’s first race with the series for the year turned heads - even before he started racing - with the beautifully-prepared W48.

He was locked into P20 for the final and moved up three spots to be 17th.

Ben Butcher (who played his Joker card) started from P15 to finish 18th, while George Eaton converted a P23 start to a 19th place finish.

Jaydee Dack was the best of the non-finishers, withdrawing from the contest on lap 23, while Jack Williamson was out on lap 20, Cameron McKenzie (who played his Joker card) on lap 12 and Callum Williamson, who has claimed a win and a third leading into this event, was out on lap 2.

Ryan Lancaster, Todd Davis and Tom Callaghan were non-starters, with the first two coming together with Jack Williamson in the B Main.

The series takes a quick break in the lead-up to Christmas which will give teams a chance to prepare for Speedweek - six massive nights of racing in a condensed period of time.

It all starts at the Perth Motorplex on December 26 and December 28, before moving to Bunbury Speedway for January 1, Ellenbrook Speedway for January 2, Perth Motorplex on January 6 and then the Speedweek Grand Final - also at the Plex - on January 9.

Expect a star-studded field over six big nights of racing.

Results

Qualifying: Kaiden Manders 13.778, Jason Kendrick 13.815, Daniel Harding 13.871, Andrew Priolo 13.880, Dayne Kingshott 13.936, Brad Maiolo 14.014, David Priolo 14.019, Callum Williamson 14.038, Kris Coyle 14.053, Jason Pryde 14.056, Taylor Milling 14.060, Shaun Bradford 14.064, Jamie Maiolo 14.131, James Inglis 14.150, Jamie Oldfield 14.284, AJ Nash 14.292, Ben Butcher 14.394, Matthew Cross 14.494, Todd Davis 14.514, Ryan Lancaster 14.518, Jaydee Deck 14.752, Cameron McKenzie 14.803, Murray Iwanow 14.821, Jack Williamson 15.036, George Eaton 15.298. Tom Callaghan NTT.

Heat 1: 1st Andrew Priolo, 2nd Kaiden Manders, 3rd Jason Pryde, 4th David Priolo, 5th Cameron McKenzie, 6th Jamie Maiolo, 7th AJ Nash, 8th George Eaton, 9th Todd Davis,

Heat 2: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Dayne Kingshott, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th James Inglis, 6th Ben Butcher, 7th Murray Iwanow. DNS: Ryan Lancaster and Tom Callaghan.

Heat 3: 1st Brad Maiolo, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Kris Coyle, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Jamie Oldfield, 6th Matthew Cross, 7th Jaydee Dack, 8th Jack Williamson.

Heat 4: 1st Brad Maiolo, 2nd Kaiden Manders, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Jack Williamson, 5th David Priolo, 6th Shaun Bradford, 7th Todd Davis, 8th Matthew Cross, 9th George Eaton.

Heat 5: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd James Inglis, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Andrew Priolo, 5th AJ Nash, 6th Jason Pryde. DNF: Cameron McKenzie. DNS: Ryan Lancaster and Tom Callaghan.

Heat 6: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Taylor Milling, 4th Ben Butcher, 5th Jaydee Dack, 6th Kris Coyle, 7th Jamie Oldfield, 8th Murray Iwanow.

B Main: 1st Matthew Cross, 2nd Murray Iwanow, 3rd Cameron McKenzie, 4th Jack Williamson, 5th George Eaton. DNF: Ryan Lancaster and Todd Davis. DNS: Tom Callaghan.

A Main: 1st Kaiden Manders, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th David Priolo, 5th Daniel Harding, 6th James Inglis, 7th Jason Pryde, 8th Kris Coyle, 9th Andrew Priolo, 10th Jamie Oldfield, 11th Shaun Bradford, 12th Jason Kendrick, 13th Taylor Milling, 14th Matthew Cross, 15th Jamie Maiolo, 16th AJ Nash, 17th Murray Iwanow, 18th Ben Butcher, 19th George Eaton. DNF: Jaydee Dack, Jack Williamson, Cameron McKenzie, Callum Williamson.

Points after 3 rounds: Dayne Kingshott (Joker) 716, James Inglis (Joker) 690, Taylor Milling (Joker) 676, Kris Coyle (Joker) 672, Ben Butcher (Joker) 634, Cameron McKenzie (Joker) 614, Kaiden Manders 576, Jason Kendrick 572, Brad Maiolo 560, Callum Williamson 548, Shaun Bradford (Joker) 548, Andrew Priolo 536, Jason Pryde 534, Matthew Cross 522, Jaydee Dack 492, Daniel Harding 458, AJ Nash 450, David Priolo 430, Tom Callaghan 420, Trevor Jolly 398, Jack Williamson 376, George Eaton 334, Jamie Oldfield 330, Ryan Lancaster 316, Trevor Reynolds 310, Paul Peet 258, Jamie Maiolo 226, Todd Davis 224, Daniel Hartigan 200.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Jason Kendrick claimed the Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night from James Inglis and Callum Williamson.

Another big crowd was in the house to watch Kendrick claim his first King of Wings crown that was also round two of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.

He started from P7 and early on dropped as low at ninth, but as the race went on, he moved forward with purpose.

Inglis started from P4 and the decision at the start of the night to play his Joker paid off as he doubled his feature race points.

Williamson, fresh from his wedding last Saturday night and honeymoon in WA’s South West during the week, started from P7 but was quickly into action in the main event and threatened to claim back-to-back wins, after he won the opening round of the series on October 31.

The 40-lap race had barely started when Daniel Harding, who started alongside polesitter Brad Maiolo on the front row, got the W41 crossed up in pits bend before recovering - only to spin out half a lap later.

He was lucky not to involve innocent cars on both occasions and was able to resume from the rear of the field.

By that stage it was obvious that Williamson was going to play an outcome in the final result, already tucking into second behind Brad Maiolo.

As Maiolo was heading into traffic with Williamson right on his tail, Troy Lawson pulled up without power and then officials made the early call to have the infield pitstop that was originally scheduled to be a bit later in the race.

While only six laps were in the books, Kris Coye, who earlier in the night claimed the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time award, had moved up to 10th after starting from P19.

Crews only made minor changes in the break, with Harding’s crew changing a rear tyre and electing to resume from the back of the field,

On the restart Brad Maiolo led away from Williamson, Inglis, Andrew Priolo, Jamie Maiolo, Kaiden Manders, Shaun Bradford, Kendrick, Dayne Kingshott and Coyle.

Williamson got down the inside of the leading Maiolo on lap eight and then Jamie Maiolo was involved in a spin, before heading infield.

By lap 10 Williamson was deep into heavy traffic, with Brad Maiolo and Andrew Priolo in hot pursuit.

Todd Davis spun but managed to keep the W63 going on lap 12 and then David Priolo, in his first race for more than three seasons, spun around in turn two, forcing a restart.

Brad Maiolo took the high line on the restart and pushed hard to out muscle Williamson and a lap later Kendrick put a move on Priolo for fourth, just as Matthew Cross spun in the first turn.

Maiolo was soon back into heavy traffic but carving his way through and was holding down a handy lead.

Kendrick got by Inglis on lap 19 and then a few laps later he was on the back of Williamson who was holding down second, but who was also on the back of Maiolo.

It was not long before Kendrick was in second and then he set sail for Maiolo before the field was forced to regroup after Kaiden Manders, who was also driving a speedcar on the night, spun out.

With 11 laps remaining Brad Maiolo led away Kendrick, Williamson, Inglis and Bradford.

Inglis slipped by Williamson with nine laps remaining and then the latter was under attack from Andrew Priolo.

Kendrick by this stage was pushing Maiolo hard who then spun and went to the rear for the next restart.

Harding spun out again with only a couple laps remaining and when they took off for the final time Inglis literally had nothing left in the tank, saying later that he was running out of fuel.

Shaun Bradford, who was back in the W57 for the first time in a while, was solid for his fourth placing after earlier starting the race from P11.

Coyle was impressive in the W79, starting from P19 and dicing his way through traffic in the feature to finish fifth.

It was a bitter-sweet result for Coyle who was crashed out of his heat race, forcing him to get into the main event from the Last Chance Qualifier.

David Priolo came from P14 to take a sixth and the new pairing of the second-generation racer and Diamond Bay Motorsport will take plenty of positives from this.

Taylor Milling started from P13 and again went about his business without fanfare, crossing the line in seventh.

Dayne Kingshott, in his second outing with Krikke Motorsport, posted another finish, this time in 8th after starting from P10.

Manders managed to claim 9th after starting from 5 and charging from the back after a spin.

Brad Maiolo salvaged some ground after a spin, finishing 10th.

Matthew Cross was very impressive on the night, firstly putting in a solid drive to claim the Last Chance Qualifier win from Cameron McKenzie.

He then started P17 in the main event and converted that to 11th.

Ben Butcher also chipped away at a good result in the final, starting P20 and coming home in 12th.

He was followed by McKenzie, Trevor Jolly and Jaydee Dack as the only other finishers.

Round 3 of the series will return to the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, December 5, for the WA Sprintcar Championship.

Results:

Qualifying: Group 1. 1st Kris Coyle 13.556, 2nd Daniel Harding 13.622, 3rd Brad Maiolo 13.688, 4th Sean Zemunik 13.944, 5th Todd Davis 14.209, 6th Troy Lawson 14.299, 7th Trevor Reynolds 14.314, 8th Tom Callaghan 14.423, 9th George Eaton 14.842.

Group 2: 1st Callum Williamson 13.730, 2nd Dayne Kingshott 13.775, 3rd AJ Nash 13.793, 4th Kaiden Manders 13.857, 5th Taylor Milling 13.907, 6th Andrew Priolo 14.097, 7th Ben Butcher 14.129, 8th Jaydee Dack 14.371, 9th Cameron McKenzie 14.438.

Group 3: 1st Jason Kendrick 13.673, 2nd Shaun Bradford 13.791, 3rd James Inglis 13.848, 4th Jamie Maiolo 13.961, 5th David Priolo 14.025, 6th Jason Pryde 14.088, 7th Matthew Cross 14.486, 8th Trevor Jolly 14.500, 9th Paul Peet 15.044.

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Heat 1: 1st Brad Maiolo, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Troy Lawson, 4th Trevor Reynolds, 5th Tom Callaghan, 6th George Eaton. DNF Todd Davis, Kris Coyle, Sean Zemunik.

Heat 2: 1st Andrew Priolo, 2nd Kaiden Manders, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Dayne Kingshott,,, 5th Taylor Milling, 6th Cameron McKenzie, 7th Ben Butcher, 8th Jaydee Dack. DNS. AJ Nash.

Heat 3: 1st James Inglis, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th David Priolo, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Matthew Cross, 8th Trevor Jolly, 9th Paul Peet.

Dash: 1st Brad Maiolo, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th James Inglis, 5th Kaiden Manders, 6th Jamie Maiolo.

Last chance qualifier: 1st Matthew Cross, 2nd Cameron McKenzie, 3rd Kris Coyle, 4th Ben Butcher, 5th Trevor Jolly, 6th George Eaton, 7th Paul Peet, 8th Jaydee Dack.

Feature race: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd James Inglis, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Kris Coyle, 6th David Priolo, 7th Taylor Milling, 8th Dayne Kingshott, 9th Kaiden Manders, 10th Brad Maiolo, 11th Matthew Cross, 12th Ben Butcher, 13th Cameron McKenzie, 14th Trevor Jolly, 15th Jaydee Dack

Points, top 20: Jason Kendrick 446, Callum Williamson 444, Taylor Milling 428, Kaiden Manders 426, Dayne Kinghott 424, Brad Maiolo 416, Andrew Priolo, Ben Butcher 406 each, Kris Coyl 404, James Inglis, Cameron McKenzie 402, Jason Pryde, Matthew Cross 400 each, Trevor Jolly 398, Jaydee Dack 382, Tom Callaghan 372, AJ Nash 332, Trevor Reynolds 312, Shaun Bradford 282, David Priolo 288.

 

 

GRIMM CRUISES TO FIRST SOUTHERN SHOOTOUT WIN AT CITRUS COUNTY

FROM DAVID SINK

November 14, 2020 – Inverness, Florida – L.J. Grimm held off a late race challenge from 2017 series champion John Inman to win Saturday night’s Southern Sprint Car Shoutout Series event at Citrus County Speedway. It was Grimm’s first-ever series win.

Polesitter Mickey Kempgens got the jump and lead the opening lap while battling side-by-side with Shane Butler. The duo made contact exiting turn two to bring out the first caution of the evening on lap one. On the double-file restart, L.J. Grimm got the jump and assumed the point.

After the restart Butler went for a wild ride after his car made contact with another car while battling for position three-wide. Butler rode the wall before coming to a stop and bringing out the red flag. Butler was ok.

Over the next twenty-five laps, several battles for position were taking place throughout the field, resulting in hard racing, and contact on multiple occasions. Troy DeCaire and Joey Aguilar made contact on lap 11 entering turn 2 while battling for fourth to bring out the next caution. DeCaire rode up over the left front tire of Aguilar, spinning him around, and forcing DeCaire to restart from the tail of the field.

Grimm’s lead began to dwindle, and Inman had reeled him in by lap 27. The duo made contact attempting to get around a slower car. In the process, Inman’s front nose wing was torn off and virtually everyone of his brake rotors were glowing red. At that point it appeared Iman’s chances of winning were slim. But Inman hung with him the final 13 circuits and Grimm won by only 0.703 seconds over Inman. But Inman was later penalized.

Grimm, a local driver, was greeted to a loud applause by the huge crowd in victory lane. ”I was running a sportsman stock car here when I was 14. Then I moved up in the modifieds. My Dad raced here before that. I’ve been coming here for probably 20 years now, so it’s pretty special” explained Grim.

“We had Florida’s top prospects here tonight. This ranks up there with any of my wins. I’m proud of this one. I’m still new to sprint cars and hesitate with lapped cars because I don’t wanna jump a wheel and go for a ride, hurt myself, or another car. I might have hesitated too much because it gave Inman a chance late. But somebody was gonna have to wreck me to win tonight” concluded Grimm.

40-LAP FEATURE FINISH

1. L.J. Grimm (88
2. Joey Aguilar (110
3. Daniel Miller (5)
4. Tommy Nichols (55)
5. Mickey Kempgens (5s)
6. Stan Butler (1)
7. John Inman (59x)
8. Travis Bliemeister (4)
9. Gary Wiggins (44)
10. Troy DeCaire (36)
11. Bill Pettijohn (9)
12. Mike Tharp (J1)
13. Shane Butler (555)


 


Blake Hanh Gained Second POWRi West Win

Belleville, IL (10/08/2020) Blake Hahn out of Sapulpa, OK. defeated the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League drivers on the last night of the Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway. With 33 cars in attendance, Hahn came out on top and conquered the field to win his second POWRi West victory in the 2020 race season.

Blake Hahn started off the night good with strong heat race win in his Oilfire Rye Whiskey and Liqueur sponsored No. 52. Accumulating points from the heat race would set him up for the feature event. Starting in the seventh starting position for the 25-lap main event.

After multiple back-to-back cautions causing the leaders to bunch back up, Hahn was able to make his way through the field and take the lead. Hahn perfected traffic and the track conditions at Creek County Speedway to ultimately earn his second POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League Victory of the year.

Following to the line was second place finisher, Chase Randall. Andrew Felker, the newly crowned 2020 POWRi West Champion finished in the third position. Clinton Boyles in fourth, and Emerson Axsom rounding out the top five.

Smith Titanium Heat Race 1 Winner: Emerson Axsom

Keizer Aluminum Wheels Heat Race 2 Winner: Cannon McIntosh

A-1 Machine Heat Race 3 Winner: Thomas Meseraull

Saldana Racing Products Heat Race 4 Winner: Blake Hahn

B-Feature Winner: Alex Sewell

Hard Charger: Clinton Boyles

POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League Feature Winner: Blake Hanh

POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League Feature Resalts: 1. 52-Blake Hanh; 2. 25R-Chase Randall; 3. 44S-Andrew Felker; 4. 98-Clinton Boyles; 5. 15-Emerson Axsom; 6. 3N-Jake Neuman; 7. 8-Alex Sewell; 8. 10-Trey Gropp; 9. 7M-Chance Morton; 10. 84M-Kade Morton; 11. 26-Tristin Thomas 12.00X-Karter Sarff; 13. 22C-Tanner Berryhill; 14. 35-Jacob Denney; 15. 14F-Cameron Hagin; 16.(DNF) 25-Cannon McIntosh; 17.(DNF) 7X-Thomas Meseraull; 18. (DNF) 70-Cade Cowles; 19. (DNF) 72-Sam Johnson; 20. (DNF) 28-Ace McCarthy; 21. (DNF) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

35 Sprint Car Bandits Teams Close Season at 82 with Tankersley Winning Battle – and Day Winning War

Petty, TX (11/08/20) by DarinShort.com. A spectacular late-season weather day greeted fans and 35 series teams (from 5 states) as they converged upon 82 Speedway for the Sprint Car Bandits® series finale as a part of the 2nd Annual Paul Peters Memorial event. When adding the 82 Speedway division teams – who turned out in droves – the final car count total pushed to 159 entries.

The Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) would be the second division out all night long, and the field would be split into four 10-lap qualifying heat races. The top 16 in total finishing and passing points would be ushered directly to the 25-lap series finale, while the balance of the field would be broken into two B-feature events.

In the drivers meeting, it was expressed that with so many teams in attendance, that the series wanted to add more full-paying feature race starters in appreciation for the large turnout. So, a sponsor challenge was established to raise the purse in order to add two more starters.

And that’s exactly what happened.

In no time, Old School Racing (Bruce Griffith/Channin Tankersley), Al Mallory, Amber Stasa and DarinShort.com all put up $100 cash each and presented it to 82 Speedway owners Shelley and Tracy Peters, and instead of the track paying two B-feature non-qualifiers $100 each, they transferred that money towards the A-feature, and so each driver added to the field would receive full $300 to start money.

The top two heat race finishers would go directly to the $700 to win Cabinets by Tommy Dash for Cash. And what a jaw-droppingly wild 6-lapper would ensue.

The Dash would start off with Colby Estes, fresh off a trip down the aisle – wedding aisle, that is – would blast off to an impressive lead with Casey Burkham and Channin Tankersley exchanging sliders directly behind.

Midway through, while attempting to track down Estes, Burkham would get sucked into the slurpy upper ledge of the corner three cushion, while he got hard on the binders to avoid hitting the wall, it set off a chain reaction with Oklahoma’s Jase Randolph getting crossed up leaving the Cabinets by Tommy sponsored 99B of John Ricketts nowhere to go, clipping the front end of Jase’s car and sending Ricketts tumbling through the corner.

Ricketts would emerge from the mangled machine unscathed – but it would put an unplanned and early end to his night.

The Cabinets by Tommy Dash for Cash would resume with Colby Estes proving no one was a match for him and claiming the $700 winners share.

There was a Dash Challenge set up by Sherry and Tommy Bryant of Cabinets by Tommy beforehand, that if a front row driver chose to start at the tail, come back through the field and win, they would pay them an additional $300 – making the Dash worth $1,000 to win. No driver took up the Challenge, so that $300 would roll over to a very stout Hard Charger award in the A-feature.

We would like to thank Cabinets by Tommy, and its owners Sherry and Tommy Bryant for their strong passion for the sport and for their support of the Sprint Car Bandits series. If your residence or business is looking for quality cabinetry, please email them at TommysCabinets@Outlook.com for more information.

After a pair of www.FixYourGenerator.com B-features (again, with 3 cars advancing each instead of two), the feature line up would be set with Channin Tankersley amassing the most points after starting 8th in his heat race and vaulting his way through the field to a heat race win. Jase Randolph would be slated to start outside front row after an impressive heat race run after starting in 9th position. However Randolph would not be able to make repairs in time to make the call for the feature event, which was a big letdown for the team – and all of the instant fans he made from his heat race performance. However, Randolph would still be paid full start money without taking the green, as would Ricketts and Louisiana’s Koty Adam (engine woes after blistering the field in his heat race piloting the potent Ewell-owned sprinter based out of Forney).

One thing not mentioned at this point in the event recap was the Sprint Car Bandits season points championship war between Michael Day and Claud Estes III. Day would fire off from the 15th starting spot and Estes 10th row inside.

When the green flag would unfurl for the www.AirPerformanceDFW.com A-feature, the thundering field was utilizing low, middle and high grooves across the ‘Land of the XL’ with lap times in the 11-second bracket and Tankersley establishing the point position early on.

As Tankersley would encounter lapped traffic on lap 5, the caution lights flashed for a quick spin in corner three. The race would resume, and at that point a scary crash would take place on the backstretch that saw second place driver Willy Reed taking a very hard tumble.

Everyone took a big sigh of relief when Reed would emerge from his destroyed sprint car ending his spectacular run (in only his 2nd ever series start). We were thankful for Willy making the long haul from the Houston area to race with us and we look forward to him joining us again next season when his schedule allows.

Back under green, Tankersley would continue his assault on the 82 Speedway high banks with Casey Burkham and Chad Wilson in tow – setting up a classic dual that has become commonplace with the Sprint Car Bandits series.

With laps clicking off, Burkham would close within a one-car length striking distance on numerous occasions, with Tankersley finding a way to slip away in lapped traffic.

Meanwhile the series points war would rage on mid-field between Day and Estes. At one point, Estes would lead the pair, with Day moving back in front of Estes – and protecting his points lead.

Back up front to the lead pair, Tankersley continued to thread his way through lapped traffic, with Burkham still within striking distance, but laps would run out with Tankersley taking home the final checkers of the season and picking up a $2,000 winner’s share with Burkham about 15 car lengths behind.

Series invader Chase Brewer would advance from 14th to finish in the third position – after running a clean, solid race the entire event.

Christian Kinnison ended up coming from 16th to 4th when he took the checkers – which also made him the event’s Cabinets by Tommy Hard Charger – and collecting an additional $300 for his efforts.

Rounding out the top five, was an incredibly impressive run by 13-year-old Landon Thompson, piloting the Danny Merrell-owned #F41 sprinter.

Now that the battle has been fought, lets turn to the winner of the war.

Michael Day would finish ahead of Claud Estes III and collect his first-ever Series championship of any kind and established himself as the 2020 Sprint Car Bandits series champion! We’d like to congratulate their entire team on the hard-fought accomplishment, and joins the ranks of Michael Lang, Colby Estes and Will Eggimann as former champions.

We’d like to take this moment to thank all of the race track operators, track workers, series workers, sponsors, race fans, racing teams and safety crews that helped make this season the most successful ever – even in troubling times – and now our eyes turn to the 2021 season, where the Series has rebranded itself to the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series.

To view the recent announcement about this transition to open cubic inch engines for the 2021 season, click www.2021BOSS.com for the whole scoop, as our mission of providing a more sustainable form of sprint car racing for all teams continues.

More information will be coming in the weeks to follow, and the Series already has seven more $2,000 to win and $300 to start dates confirmed than there were in 2020. The base purse for next year is one in the same…at all tracks.

The Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series continues their alliance with the RaceSaver IMCA Texas Sprint Series and the intertwined schedules are far into the process with over 30 dates between the two already confirmed. Both collective schedules (that feature no events on top of each other, as in 2020) will be released in the weeks to come. Until then, we’d like to wish you and your loved ones the best upcoming Holiday Season ever and a spectacular Christmastime. Be watching for the latest updates on both series at www.2021BOSS.com and at www.raceTSS.com.

Here are the results from the www.AirPerformanceDFW.com Sprint Car Bandits feature event at 82 Speedway in Petty Texas on 11/7/20:

17 – Channin Tankersley 45B – Casey Burkham 25 – Chase Brewer 82C – Christian Kinnison F41 – Landon Thompson 2 – Michael Day 44 – Jason Howell 74E – Claud Estes III 67 – Rodney Henderson 1C – Brenham Crouch 72 – Chris Tarrant 6M – Blake Mallory 41 – Casey Merrell 00 – Jaden Brown 55 – Brad Queen 71 – Colby Estes 82 – Austin Saunders 20 – Chad Wilson 3W – Willy Reed 15 – Jase Randolph 19 – Koty Adams 99B – John Ricketts

 

Newly Crowned Champion Jake Neuman Takes Fall Fling Night 1 Victory

Belleville, IL. (11/07/2020) The POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League is back in action for the final race weekend of 2020. Visiting the famous ¼ mile lightly banked oval, Creek County Speedway. The newly crowned POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Champion, Jake Neuman found himself back in victory lane last night to end the first night of the Fall Fling. Making this his first POWRi West win this year, but second win overall.

Neuman started the night off strong in his family owned No. 3N at Creek County Speedway. With 37 POWRi West Midgets signed in for action, Neuman took the victory over Karter Sarff in the A-1 Machine Heat Race No.3. Neuman put himself in a qualifier which would set the field for the feature event.

Neuman started in the fifth position for the first qualifier and drove up to finish third. Setting himself in the third position to start off the 25-lap main event. Neuman made his way to the lead and looked sporty as the laps counted down. A hard charging Cannon McIntosh came from the 14th starting position to settle into second and closed the gap on the leader. Jake Neuman brought his Brandit sponsored No. 3N to Victory lane for the first time this season with POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League.

Following Neuman to the line was second place finisher, Cannon McIntosh. Trey Gropp finished in the third position, Andrew Felker in fourth place, and Blake Hahn rounding out the top five.

POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League will be back in action tonight, November 7th at Creek County Speedway.


Smith Titanium Heat Race 1 Winner: Blake Hanh

Keizer Aluminum Wheels Heat Race 2 Winner: Jacob Denney

A-1 Machine Heat Race 3 Winner: Jake Neuman

Saldana Race Products Heat Race 4 Winner: Bryant Wiedeman

Qualifier 1 Winner: Ryan Timms

Qualifier 2 Winner: Chase Randall

Qualifier 3 Winner: Noah Gass

B-Feature Winner: Chance Morton
Hard Charger: Cannon McIntosh

POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League Feature Winner: Jake Neuman

POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League Feature Results: 1. 3N- Jake Neuman; 2. 28-Cannon McIntosh; 3. 21-Trey Gropp; 4. 44S-Andrew Felker; 5. 52-Blake Hahn; 6. 5T-Ryan Timms; 7. 15D-Andrew Deal; 8. 8-Alex Sewell; 9. 35-Jacob Denney; 10. 15-Emerson Axsom; 11. 91-Jeff Stasa; 12.7M-Chance Morton; 13.84M-Kade Morton; 14.72X-Bryant Wiedeman; 15.(DNF) 91T-Tyler Thomas; 16.(DNF) 00X-Karter Sarff; 17.(DNF) 20G-Noah Gass; 18. (DNF) 14F-Cameron Hagin; 19. (DNF) 26-Tristin Thomas; 20. (DNF) 25R-Chase Randall.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

Sunday, October 31, 2020

Just like he did last year, Callum Williamson won the opening round of the 2020-21 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

In front of a very healthy crowd for the annual Shannons Powerpalooza that also featured a drag racing and burnout show, Williamson won the 30-lap feature race after starting from pole, from Jason Kendrick, who came from 10th, and Kaiden Manders, who started P7.

The 27-year-old hardly put a foot wrong in the Williamson Motorsport W3, being the second quickest in the Victory 1 Performance qualifying session with his 13.450 second flying lap only being bettered by Daniel Harding who circulated in 13.422 seconds in the W41.

He then won his heat race, setting up a front row start with two-time series champion Brad Maiolo.

Williamson will once again loom as one of the favourites for the series championship after he finished third overall last year behind three-time champion Kendrick and Mitchell Wormall.

After taking the win he advised he would not be part of the field for round two of the series that will be the time-honoured Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings on Saturday, November 14.

Williamson admitted that during the COVID-19 lockdown and not knowing what the speedway season would look like, he and his fiance planned their wedding for that day, but smirked, saying he would be keeping an eye on the results after the ceremony.

The feature race had not even formed up when Harding and Trevor Reynolds both headed to the infield with issues.

Williamson, Kris Coyle (who started P3) and Ryan Lancaster (from P5) were the early bolters at the start of the final, while Dayne Kingshott, in his first race with Krikke Motorsport, and Maiolo were locked in a good battle for fourth.

Kendrick was up to sixth after only a few laps were in the book and was looking ominous, while Williamson was into heavy lapped traffic by lap four.

Manders was racy in his first major race back for the J&S Drilling team after a year away from sprintcar racing last season, pulling a big wheelie on the main straight on lap six as Kendrick was up to fifth by lap eight

The field regrouped on lap nine when Maiolo spun around, seeing Williamson lead away from Coyle, Lancaster, Manders, Kendrick and Kingshott.

Kendrick showed his hand as they went into turn one, diving down low and pulling up into third, but the move, which involved contact with Lancaster was negated as James Inglis, Tom Callaghan and Andrew Priolo were involved in a midpack moment, putting the first two out and Priolo to the rear.

Next time around Kendrick went to fourth while Todd Davis performed a 360 in the 63 but was able to resume, albeit after losing some ground.

Williamson was again into heavy traffic and building up a good buffer with all eyes on Lancaster who got by Coyle on lap 13 and Kendrick also joined in the action as Ben Butcher spun around in pits bend, forcing another restart.

Shortly after Jaydee Dack lost control of the 67 on the main straight and Coyle had nowhere to go and collected the spinning car, ending his night and a podium placing, while Lancaster and Kendrick were lucky to squeeze through a gap.

Taylor Milling, who started from P14, and had dropped as low as 17th at one point, was on a mission and disposed of Kingshott for fifth at midrace distance.

By lap 19 Williamson was again back in heavy lapped traffic and able to maintain good car speed and distance to any challengers.

Manders snuck into third on lap 21 and a few laps later, Lancaster, who by this stage was holding down fifth, rode a wheel and hit the fence, ending what was up until that point was a great drive in the 20 - another case of back luck for the talented Dingo De Motorsport pilot.

On the restart, Kendrick, who was by now up to second, had nothing for Williamson who drove a faultless feature race and took the win by 0.926 of a second.

Milling finished fourth from Kingshott, Priolo (who charged from the back), Maiolo (who also raced back through the pack, Jason Pryde (who started P6), AJ Nash (who started 8th and finished 9th), Butcher (who started 13th and finished 10th), Cameron McKenzie (from 19th to 11th), Trevor Jolly (from 15 to 12), Todd Davis (from 25th to 13th), Matthew Cross (18 to 14), George Eaton (from 22 to 15) and Jack Williamson (from 24 to 16th.

There was drama even before qualifying was underway with contact between Jamie Oldfield, Dack and Coyle, with Oldfield unable to resume in qualifying while the others managed to set a qualifying lap.

Round two of the series will return to the Perth Motorplex in two weeks.

RESULTS

Qualifying: Daniel Harding 13.422, Callum Williamson 13.450, Brad Maiolo 13.464, Andrew Priolo 13.470, Kris Coyle 13.491, Jason Kendrick 1e.546, Kaiden Manders 13.573, AJ Nash 13.644, Dayne Kinghsott 13.675, Ryan Lancaster 13.700, James Inglis 13.713, Ben Butcher 13.741, Taylor Milling 13.746, Jason Pryde 13.826, Todd Davi 13.965, Cameron McKenzie 14.282, Tom Callaghan 14.405, Matthew Cross 14.438, Trevor Reynolds 14.454, Jack Williamson 14.523, George Eaton 14.608, Trevor Jolly 14.705, Jaydee Dack 15.150. Daniel Hartigan and Jamie Oldfield NTT.

Heat 1: 1st Brad Maiolo, 2nd Ryan Lancaster, 3rd AJ Nash, 4th James Inglis, 5th Ben Butcher, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Cameron McKenzie, 8th Jack Williamson. DNF Todd Davis

Heat 2: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Kaiden Manders, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Taylor Milling, 6th Matthew Cross, 7th George Eaton, DNF Trevor Reynolds.

Heat 3: 1st Kris Coyle, 2nd Jason Pryde, 3rd Jaydee Dack, 4th Tom Callaghan, 5th Trevor Jolly. DNF Danielf Harding. DNS: Jamie Oldfield and Daniel Hartigan.

A Main: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Kaiden Manders, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th Dayne Kingshott, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Bradley Maiolo, 8th Jason Pryde, 9th AJ Nash, 10th Ben Butcher, 11th Cameron McKenzie, 12th Trevor Jolly, 13th Todd Davis, 14th Matthew Cross, 15th George Eaton, 16th Jack Williamson. DNF: Ryan Lancaster, Kris Coyle, Jaydee Dack, James Inglis, Tom Callaghan. DNS: Trevor Reynolds, Daniel Harding.

Upcoming shows:

Saturday, November 14: Rd 2: Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings

Saturday, November 21: Rd3: City of Kwinana Cup.

Saturday, December 5: Rd 4: John Day Classic, WA Sprintcar Championship.

 

 

Back on top: Garrett Bard captures 2020 Keystone RaceSaver Challenge

Two weeks ago his car was junk, destroyed in a wicked crash at this same track, but after nonstop work by a family-and-friends team, Garrett Bard returned his mount to Port Royal Speedway Saturday and won the Ninth Annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge, the signature event and season finale for the PA Sprint Series.

Overcoming a stout and nearly successful challenge from Ohio’s Justin Clark, Bard drove a still somewhat battered-looking CG Racing Engines/Barnett Self Storage #95 into victory lane and explained.

“When we put this car together, our goal was just to make the race, because we knew that would give us the Port Royal (points) title,” Bard said. “We knew our first laps in this car would be our time trial laps, and I had no idea what to expect, and I went into the first turn, and it didn’t even turn at all, and I was like this is completely different – the set-up that we had, that we put on this, wasn’t very close to our other car, so just to be standing here, after everything, it’s so awesome.”

“I know starting second really helped,” he continued. “My car felt really good. When I got to traffic I had different issues at different times – it seemed they wanted to race me a little harder than I’d thought. I couldn’t get on the brakes very well; it seemed almost like I had to pump them up – they weren’t doing too good.”

“Then we had that caution, and as soon as I let up, I saw Justin, and I knew he was right there. And then I looked at the scoreboard and it said lap 11, and I said, ‘Man, I could have sworn we were a lot farther along than this.’ And then we had a caution two laps later, and (I saw) it was counting down. That helped me feel a lot better, because I realized that I’d only get to traffic on about my last lap.”

Traffic certainly was not Bard’s friend Saturday. After taking the lead from fellow front-row starter Robbie Bartchy and building a healthy margin over first Christian Rumsey and then Clark, Bard began to lose that lead when he hit traffic just past lap 10, and by lap 14 Clark was in a position to challenge, but Jason Roush spun in turn two – just ahead of the leaders – and Bard once again had a clear track on the restart.

As the winner noted in victory lane, another caution two laps later gave him a chance to rebuild his lead, and traffic in the final two laps of the 25-lap event failed to provide Clark enough of an opportunity.

For Clark, the runner-up finish was vindication along with disappointment at not getting the win. Another trip to Pennsylvania earlier in the season had resulted in a second-place that was lost when the #78 failed post-race inspection.

Rumsey ran strong all race and came home third, ahead of Jared Zionkowski and 2019 IMCA/RaceSaver national champ and PASS champ Ken Duke Jr., who swapped the fourth spot back-and-forth in the final laps. Duke was the only frontrunner making successful use of the low groove on the daytime-then-evening “Speed Palace” surface.

Rounding out the top 10 were Devin Adams, Bartchy, Doug Dodson, Greg Dobrosky and 2019 Keystone winner “Nitro Nick” Sweigart.

Adams was the event’s Penns Valley Meat Market Hard Charger, coming from 16th starting spot to sixth.

The win was Bard’s 10th of the season with PASS, and he has multiple wins in both the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series and Allegheny Sprint Tour as well. He is now the 2020 IMCA/RaceSaver national champion, the Pennsylvania state champion, PASS champion and Port Royal champion – all in the driver from Wells Tannery’s first full season racing full-sized sprint cars.

Six heat races were run for the 55-car field, and they were won by Bartchy, Dodson, Rumsey, Domenic Melair; Bard and Jacob Gomola. Incredibly competitive B-mains were won by Sweigart (over 18 other cars) and Kassidy Kreitz (over 17).

In the first B-main, former Keystone winner Jake Waters lost a qualifying spot to engine trouble with two laps remaining, and the flames from his motor caused concern, because Waters was badly burned in an incident several years ago. Fortunately, he was not injured.

In the second B-main, veteran Ryan Lynn, fresh from being inducted into the new PA RaceSaver Hall of Fame, grabbed a qualifying spot at the checkered flag from hard-luck rookie Branstin Shue.

The most serious incident in the feature came on the initial start when Larry McVay got into the first-turn wall and then rolled his #83. He was not injured, either.

A long list of sponsors came on board for this year’s Keystone, providing awards for hard charger, hard luck and longest distanced traveled, plus most of the 25 feature laps had a sponsor – that money went into increasing the overall purse.

In a season shortened by COVID-19 restrictions, PASS still managed to run 27 features, with 14 drivers taking feature wins. Besides Bard, multiple winners were Sweigart and Dodson, with three wins each.

PASS will held an awards banquet in January. Plans already are underway for the 2021 schedule, which likely will begin in large March or April.

For the latest series news, visit www.pasprintseries.com or the PA Sprint Series Facebook page.

Results from Keystone RaceSaver Challenge at Port Royal Speedway, October 24

HEAT 1 – 1. 29B-Robbie Bartchy; 2. 23-Nathan Gramley; 3. 44-Dave Brown; 4. 10-Jake Waters; 5. 19-Tyler Cochran; 6. 21-Drew Boyer; 7. 107-Colton Hoover; 8. 5B-Will Brunson; 9. 92B-Donnie Wise. DNS - 27J-Luke Shostkewicz.

HEAT 2 – 1. 20-Doug Dodson; 2. 78J-Justin Clark; 3. 3D-Dave Grube; 4. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 5. 71-Josh Spicer; 6. 1H-Rowdy Heffner; 7. 16-Jim Morris; 8. 34C-D.J. Cassler; 9. 25K-Matt Kline (DNF).

HEAT 3 – 1. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 2. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 3. 11M-Mikell McGee; 4. 8-Nick Sweigart; 5. J9-Jareld Harris; 6. 78C-Dakota Schweikart; 7. 19-Kruz Kepner; 8. 78-Dale Schweikart; 9. 44V-Daren Bolac.

HEAT 4 – 1. 55-Domenic Melair; 2. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 3. 99A-Devin Adams; 4. 03-Branstin Shue; 5. 2-Erin Statler; 6. 00-Jason Roush; 7. 53W-Jimmy White; 8. 23M-Tom Wise; 9. 56Y-Drew Young.

HEAT 5. 1. 95-Garrett Bard; 2. 9S-Rick Stief; 3. 5-John Walp; 4. 16-Ian Detweiler; 5. 25-Dustin Young; 6. 77J-Jeff Geiges; 7. 88-Fred Arnold; 8. 2H-Cody Hauck; 9. 72-Dave Guss.

HEAT 6 – 1. 4J-Jacob Gomola; 2. 88D-Greg Dobrosky; 3. 83-Larry McVay; 4. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 5. R6-Reed Thompson; 6. 26-Ryan Lynn; 7. 46-Mike Alleman; 8. 34-Austin Reed; 9. 83K-Kristina Pratt.

B-MAIN 1 – 1. 8-Nick Sweigart; 2. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 3. 19-Kruz Kepner; 4. 71-Josh Spicer; 5. 78-Dale Schweikart; 6. 107-Colton Hoover; 7. J9-Jareld Harris; 8. 5B-Will Brunson; 9. 19-Tyler Cochran; 10. 21-Drew Boyer; 11. 1H-Rowdy Heffner; 12. 16-Jim Morris; 14-25K-Matt Kline; 15. 92B-Donny Wise; 16. 44V-Daren Bolac; 17. 27J-Luke Schostkewitz; 18. 78C-Dakota Schweikart; 19. 10-Jake Waters (DNF).

B-MAIN 2 – 1. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 2. 00-Jason Roush; 3. 18-Ian Detweiler; 4. 26-Ryan Lynn; 5. 03-Branstin Shue; 6. 77J-Jeff Geiges; 7. 25-Dustin Young; 8. 46-Mike Alleman; 9. 2H-Cody Hauck; 10. 23M-Tom Wise; 11. 2-Erin Statler; 12. 53W-Jimmy White; 13. 88-Fred Arnold; 14. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 15. 34-Austin Reed; 16. 72-Dave Guss; 17. 56Y-Drew Young; 18. R6-Reed Thompson (DNF).

FEATURE – 1. 95-Garrett Bard; 2. 78J-Justin Clark; 3. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 4. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 5. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 6. 99A-Devin Adams; 7. 29B-Robbie Bartchy; 8. 20-Doug Dodson; 9. 88D-Greg Dobrosky; 10. 8-Nick Sweigart; 11. 44-Dave Brown; 12. 55-Domenic Melair; 13. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 14. 4J-Jacob Gomola; 15. 3D-Dave Grube; 16. 5-John Walp; 17. 23-Nathan Gramley; 18. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 19. 71-Josh Spicer; 20. 19-Kruz Kepner; 21. 9S-Rick Stief; 22. 11M-Mikell McGee; 23. 18-Ian Detweiler; 24. 78-Dale Schweikart; 25. 26-Ryan Lynn (DNF); 26. 00-Jason Roush (DNF); 27. 83-Larry McVay (DNF).

 

 

DECAIRE MAKES LATE RACE PASS TO WIN SHOWTIME SOUTHERN SPRINTS LOOT

October 24, 2020 – Pinellas Park. Florida – Troy DeCaire trailed LJ Grimm for most of Saturday night’s Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series event at Showtime Speedway. DeCaire took advantage of a lap 24 caution, and a double-file restart, to capture his fifth series victory of the season.

Daniel Miller got the night started off after setting quick time in qualifying with a lap of 12.532 seconds around the ¼ mile, slightly banked asphalt oval near St. Petersburg. After the invert, the front row was comprised of LJ Grimm on the pole and teammate Sport Allen on the outside in the bright yellow Taylor Andrews owned Hurricane Chassis cars. Grimm immediately got the jump and lead the first 13 circuits before the yellow waved for the stalled car of Joey Aguilar in turn two.

To the surprise of many, Grimm chose the outside lane for the double-file restart. Grimm once again took command of the event from his outside starting position. DeCaire trailed closely and was able to get alongside Grimm several times over the next 11 laps as Grimm’s machine began to drift high exciting turn 2. The final caution waved on lap 24.

Grimm once again chose the outside lane with DeCaire on the inside point. This time DeCaire took command of the event for the first time on the restart and never looked back, leading the final 20 circuits, and winning by a margin of 2.855 seconds in the 44-lap feature event over second place Grimm. John Inman rounded out the top 3.

Shane Butler, who was originally scheduled to compete in a Top Gun dirt event at Hendry County Motorsports Park before it was rained out, started last and finished an impressive fourth place. Butler had gotten as high as third place before making contact with another car and having to restart at the tail of the field late in the race.

With DeCaire’s fifth win, he now finds himself tied with Idaho’s Cory Lockwood for most pavement sprint car wins in the entire country in 2020. He appears to be in the driver’s seat to win the title for the second consecutive year with three more events left on the 2020 Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series calendar.

The Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series will be in action again November 14 at Citrus County Speedway in Inverness, Florida.

44-LAP FEATURE FINISH

1. Troy DeCaire (36) 2. LJ Grimm (88) 3. John Inman (59x) 4. Shane Butler (555) 5. Tommy Nichols (55) 6. Travis Bliemeister (4) 7. Mike Tharp (J1) 8. Gary Wiggins (44) 9. Daniel Miller (5) 10. Sport Allen (88a) 11. Joey Aguilar (11)

 

 

BLAIR BECOMES 1ST PACE RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR REPEAT WINNER OF 2020 WITH 3RD "STEEL CITY STAMPEDE" VICTORY AT LERNERVILLE; 1ST 2020 EQUIPMENT RENTAL OPTIONS RUSH SPRINT WIN FOR RUTH

October 16-17, 2020 (By Mike Leone)

(Sarver, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC once again participated in the "Steel City Stampede" finale at Lernerville Speedway this past weekend. The 12th edition saw three of RUSH's classes spotlighted with Max Blair capturing the Pace Late Model Touring Series victory, while Gale Ruth, Jr. copped the Equipment Rental Options Sprint Car Weekly Series special, and Chas Wolbert claimed the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Sportsman Modified Weekly Series special on Saturday night. In addition, Zach Kane closed out the 13-division racing program winning the RUSH Late Model Non-Qualifier.

For the first 10 years of the "Steel City Stampede", there had never been a repeat winner in the Crate Late Model division. Last year, Max Blair ended a seven-year drought between "Steel City Stampede" victories, and on Saturday night Blair led all 25 laps for his second consecutive event win and third of his career. Blair, who opened the 2020 Pace RUSH Late Model Touring Series with a victory at Lernerville in the $10,000 to-win "Bill Emig Memorial", ended the season by becoming the first repeat winner of 2020. Blair had to fend off challenges by Joe Martin on several late race restarts for the $2,000 victory.

"This place is tough on restarts especially when you don't race here all the time," acknowledged the 30-year-old Centerville, Pa. standout. "I didn't know which lane to protect. I tried the top, then I took the bottom and felt like I got a little better start. Joe (Martin) was trying to lag back and really get a run on me so I tried to lag back and whoever was behind me kind of picked me up a bit. I didn't take off as good and thought it might have lost me the race, but we got back out in front of him down here (turns one and two). Joe is one of my good friends. We help each other a lot when we race together so it's always fun to race with him."

After winning the dash on Friday night to earn the pole position, Blair took off in the lead at the start of the 25-lap feature over Tommy Schirnhofer, Jr. and Tour regulars Joe Martin, Ryan Frazee, and Michael Duritsky, Jr. On lap two, Martin put a big slide job on Schirnhofer in turn four to grab second. After falling out of the top five early, Colton Flinner raced into fourth on lap six then put a slider on Schirnhofer for third on lap eight. Flinner, who was driving one of his old cars recently purchased by Bob Bentz, closed in on Martin on lap nine; however, his shot at capturing the Touring Series Car Owner Championship for Bentz ended when he slipped over the cushion in turn four to bring out the caution with 13 laps scored.

Tour regular Logan Zarin had raced from seventh to third with five laps to go before getting tangled up in an accident. The man on the move was 14th starting Chad Homan. The Penfield, New York driver, who finished fifth in the 2019 Pace RUSH Weekly Series points, was making his 2020 RUSH debut and worked his way up to third by lap 21. Homan was right there in the battle for the lead as him and Martin were trying everything they could to overtake Blair.

Martin was all over Blair in the final four laps following the last restart, but just was unable to make the pass as Blair's Murphy's Logging/C&J Dairy/Previty's Auto Wrecking/Specialty Products/Moody & Son Welding/Upstate Auto-sponsored #111 would take the checkered flag first by a winning margin of only 0.690 of a second for his all-time leading 29th career RUSH Tour victory.

Martin's $1,000 runner-up effort was his best Tour finish of 2020 eclipsing his third on July 18 at Pittsburgh as he earned second place in the Tour Driver points. Homan's third place was his best Tour finish since a third place run more than two years ago on July 18, 2018 at Outlaw Speedway in his home state.

Jeremy Wonderling finished fourth to earn his third straight Tour title and continues to lead the National Weekly Series Championship, but it was an eventful weekend to say the least. Wonderling discovered motor issues on Friday and borrowed a motor from Tour regular Logan Zarin on Saturday. Wonderling went out and won the first B main and raced from 21st to battle for a top five before jumping the cushion and falling deep back through the field. Wonderling though wasn't done as he charged back up to fourth place to secure the Tour Owner Championship over Bentz. It was Wonderling's fourth fourth place finish in six starts as he failed to finish worse than sixth in any Tour race.

Jason Knowles, who had a great season at New York's Woodhull Raceway winning five features and the track championship, made his first Tour start of the 2020 season. The third place Weekly Series point man had a solid effort finishing fifth after starting 12th for the former longtime Tour regular. Schirnhofer dropped to sixth. Flinner worked his way back up to seventh. RUSH rookie Josh Ferry was eighth as he locked up third place in the Tour Driver points. Two other New York racers in Clayton Tarabori and Brian Knowles also made their first Tour starts of 2020 and finished ninth and tenth respectively.

Zach Kane had planned on competing in his own #10 car, but discovered a broken rear end prior to race day on Friday. Kane decided to hook up with Joe and Andrew Squatriglia and bring their #15X car to Lernerville on Saturday where Kane tagged the first B main and missed the transfer spot by one. That earned Kane the pole position for the Non-Qualifier, which he went out and dominated for the $200 victory. The 28-year-old Washington, Pa. driver became the 43rd different winner in 52 races run all-time. Fifth starting D.J. Nakutis was second. After spinning out on lap four, Jason Harmon came back to finish third in his first Tour start in more than two years. Denny Nakutis and Jacob Peterson were fourth and fifth.

Rookie racer Kassidy Kamicker finished sixth in the Non-Qualifier to earn the "Wheelman" Bonus Event Challenge Series Championship, worth $300. The 17-year-old Aliquippa, Pa. go-kart graduate also finished second in the "Futures Cup" points and 10th in Tour Driver points!

Frazee set fast time in FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" Qualifying for the first time in his career with a lap of 17.039 over the 33-car field on Friday night to earn $100. Picking up heat race wins on Friday night were Frazee, Flinner, Ferry, and Blair to add $25 from FK Rod Ends. Saturday's last chance B mains were copped by Wonderling and Khole Wanzer.

Making just his third start aboard the new #24 team owned by Rich and Melinda McConnell, Gale Ruth, Jr. went out and dominated the caution-free RUSH Sprint Car feature. Ruth led all 20 laps ending a 50-month plus winless drought as he earned the $800 Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series special victory in the 2020 finale. Ruth also became the third different "Steel City Stampede" winner in as many years.

"Man you don't know what this means to me," expressed the 42-year-old Pleasantville, Pa. driver. "The Lord has been so good to me this last year. I can't thank the McConnell Family enough to get an opportunity to drive a car like this; without them along with Brian Steinman and George Frederick none of this would be possible. It's amazing to be as blessed as I am to do this. It means a lot to win here, but it means so much to win for Rich (McConnell). Him and I have been friends for so long. This is just a dream come true to do this for him. I have to thank Don Blackshear for getting this motor put together so soon; it was a last minute deal and we weren't even supposed to race this year. I also want to thank my dad and everyone watching at home on DIRTVision- I really appreciate it."

While Ruth raced to the early lead, Brian Woodhall passed Zach Morrow for second on the opening lap. Brian Ruhlman then passed Morrow for third on lap three. Morrow stayed with Ruhlman and a great battle ensued for third, while Ruth began to check out from the field on lap five. By lap nine, Steve Pedley joined the battle for third. Ruhlman finally broke free of Morrow and Pedley as he closed in on Woodhall on lap 13. Ruhlman made the pass for second on lap 15.

By the time Ruhlman got to second, Ruth had a solid straightaway lead. Ruth went unchallenged in the Rustler Sales & Service-sponsored #24 taking his first win since August 15, 2018 by 4.515 seconds. Ruth's fourth career Lernerville win was the sixth of his RUSH career overall. Ruhlman has now finished runner-up at the "Steel City Stampede" in all three years for the RUSH Sprint Cars!

Woodhall, Morrow, and Pedley were third through fifth. Andy Feil went ninth to sixth as Brian Hartzell, Rick Regalski, Jr., Jack Sodeman, Jr., and rookie Brandon Shughart completed the top 10. Heat winners on Friday night over the 17-car field were Morrow and Ruhlman. Though he wasn't in competition for the final two races, Jeremy Weaver captured his first Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship driving the Cal and Ted Hull-owned #41.

Despite COVID-19 delaying the start, it's been a dream season for Chas Wolbert in the Pace RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. On Saturday night, Wolbert put the icing on the cake of his first Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series Championship by winning the $800 caution-free feature. Wolbert passed early leader Josh Deems on lap five and held off a valiant charge by two-time champion Garrett Krummert to become the amazing seventh different "Steel City Stampede" winner in as many years!

"This is awesome," expressed the 26-year-old Warren, Ohio racer. "My goal was obviously to win a championship and finish decent in this race. We've never won the 'Stampede'. We hit all of our goals tonight. We've been blessed to still race when we can with COVID. We've had a great car all year against great competition. I've been four years at this and have come up short every year by just a few points. I have great people around me. When you put yourself to something and get the reward back out of it- you can't complain at all."

Deems, who always excels at Lernerville, took off in the lead over Tony Tatgenhorst in search of his first win of 2020. Wolbert started fifth, was up to fourth after one lap, and then drove under Krummert and Tatgenhorst for second on lap two. Wolbert caught Deems on lap three and two laps later snuck under him racing off turn four for the lead.

Krummert, who was also the 2020 Lernerville Big-Block Modified Champion for the first time in his career, passed good friend, Tatgenhorst, for third on lap four then drove past Deems with the benefit of the lapped car of Joe Gibson going down the backstretch on lap 13. Wolbert was mired in lapped traffic allowing Krummert to close in on lap 16. Krummert was all over Wolbert in the final laps, but Wolbert's Alcon Mechanical/Dunkin Donuts of Warren, OH/C.T. Wolbert Trucking/Walters Building Co./Ohio Intra Express/Russ King Racing/Sawtelle Tree-sponsored #c3 held on by just 0.293 of a second for his 11th overall win of 2020 and 33rd of his career in the division.

Deems was a solid third over Tatgenhorst. Rob Kristyak, who won the Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble" Series Championship finished fifth. Completing the top 10 were Clayton Deems, 14th starting Jacob Wolfe, Kole Holden, Jacob Jordan, and Steve Slater. Heat winners on Friday night were Krummert and Tatgenhorst.

Other than a pair of RUSH Late Model Weekly Series specials the next two weekends at Delaware International and Georgetown Speedways, the 2020 season for all of the RUSH Racing Series divisions are now completed. The 2020 RUSH Awards Banquet & Dinner will be on Saturday, January 17 at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center in Edinburg, Pa.

Pace Performance RUSH Late Model Touring Series Race #6 "Steel City Stampede" (25 laps, $2,000 to-win): 1. MAX BLAIR (111) 2. Joe Martin (Snyder 10s) 3. Chad Homan (91) 4. Jeremy Wonderling (3J) 5. Jason Knowles (4) 6. Tommy Schirnhofer, Jr. (8s) 7. Colton Flinner (Bentz 60M) 8. Josh Ferry (33) 9. Clayton Tarabori (16T) 10. Brian Knowles (7) 11. Ryan Frazee (11F) 12. Logan Zarin (1z) 13. Joey Zambotti III (948) 14. Jim Rasey (Wrightsman 21J) 15. Khole Wanzer (01W) 16. Kurt Stebbins (26) 17. Collin Burke (41) 18. Kyle Murray (21) 19. Eric Hamilton, Jr. (33x) 20. Bill Kessler (09) 21. Michael Duritsky, Jr. (90J) 22. Levi Spinneweber (Lukon 184X) 23. Cole Petrelle (184) 24. Tony White (27T).

Non-Qualifier (8 laps, $200 to-win):1. Zach Kane (Squatriglia 15x) 2. D.J. Nakutis (31) 3. Jason Harmon (521) 4. Denny Nakutis (3) 5. Jacob Peterson (McGee 112) 6. Kassidy Kamicker (72B) 7. Joe Zulisky (58) 8. Chuck Recker (6)-DNS 9. Brandon Lott (47)-DNS.

Car Count: 41 Feature Margin of Victory: 0.690 of a second Feature Lap Leaders: Max Blair (1-30)

FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" Qualifying ($100 for fast time) (Track record 16.776 by Alex Ferree 10/18/19) 1. 11F-Ryan Frazee, 00:17.039[18]; 2. 10S-Joe Martin, 00:17.075[16]; 3. 8S-Tommy Schirnhofer Jr, 00:17.184[9]; 4. 90J-Michael Duritsky Jr, 00:17.187[19]; 5. 1Z-Logan Zarin, 00:17.215[15]; 6. 60M-Colton Flinner, 00:17.229[12]; 7. 33-Josh Ferry, 00:17.251[30]; 8. 111-Max Blair, 00:17.337[1]; 9. 7-Brian Knowles, 00:17.415[13]; 10. 27T-Tony White, 00:17.526[14]; 11. 184X-Levi Spinneweber, 00:17.539[17]; 12. 4-Jason Knowles, 00:17.625[20]; 13. 184P-Cole Petrelle, 00:17.632[3]; 14. 91-Chad Homan, 00:17.660[28]; 15. 21-Kyle Murray, 00:17.740[6]; 16. 09-Bill Kessler, 00:17.861[23]; 17. 26-Kurt Stebbins, 00:17.949[11]; 18. 33X-Eric Hamilton Jr, 00:18.093[5]; 19. 21J-Jim Rasey, 00:18.179[32]; 20. 41B-Collin Burke, 00:18.188[25]; 21. 3N-Denny Nakutis, 00:18.195[24]; 22. 16T-Clayton Tarabori, 00:18.203[21]; 23. 521-Jason Harmon, 00:18.407[31]; 24. 948-Joey Zambotti III, 00:18.410[10]; 25. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling, 00:18.443[22]; 26. 112-Jacob Peterson, 00:18.649[8]; 27. 01W-Khole Wanzer, 00:18.815[26]; 28. 31N-DJ Nakutis, 00:18.858[29]; 29. 6R-Chuck Recker, 00:18.905[2]; 30. 47L-Brandon Lott, 00:18.984[27]; 31. 58-Joe Zulisky, 00:19.156[7]; 32. 72B-Kassidy Kamicker, 00:19.748[4]; 33. 15X-Zach Kane NT.

FK Rod Ends Heat 1 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win) 1. 11F-Ryan Frazee[1]; 2. 1Z-Logan Zarin[2]; 3. 184P-Cole Petrelle[4]; 4. 7-Brian Knowles[3]; 5. 26-Kurt Stebbins[5]; 6. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling[7]; 7. 3N-Denny Nakutis[6]; 8. 6R-Chuck Recker[8]; 9. 15X-Zach Kane[9]-DNS.

FK Rod Ends Heat 2 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win) 1. 60M-Colton Flinner[2]; 2. 10S-Joe Martin[1]; 3. 16T-Clayton Tarabori[6]; 4. 91-Chad Homan[4]; 5. 33X-Eric Hamilton Jr[5]; 6. 27T-Tony White[3]; 7. 47L-Brandon Lott[8]; 8. 112-Jacob Peterson[7].

FK Rod Ends Heat 3 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win) 1. 33-Josh Ferry[2]; 2. 8S-Tommy Schirnhofer Jr[1]; 3. 184X-Levi Spinneweber[3]; 4. 21-Kyle Murray[4]; 5. 21J-Jim Rasey[5]; 6. 01W-Khole Wanzer[7]; 7. 521-Jason Harmon[6]; 8. 58-Joe Zulisky[8].

FK Rod Ends Heat 4 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win) 1. 111-Max Blair[2]; 2. 90J-Michael Duritsky Jr[1]; 3. 4-Jason Knowles[3]; 4. 09-Bill Kessler[4]; 5. 948-Joey Zambotti III[6]; 6. 41B-Collin Burke[5]; 7. 31N-DJ Nakutis[7]; 8. 72B-Kassidy Kamicker[8].

Last Chance B Main 1 (8 laps, Top 2 transfer to A): 1. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling[1]; 2. 27T-Tony White[2]; 3. 15X-Zachary Kane[7]; 4. 112-Jacob Peterson[6]; 5. 6R-Chuck Recker[5]; 6. 47L-Brandon Lott[4]; 7. 3N-Denny Nakutis[3].

Last Chance B Main 2 (8 laps, Top 2 transfer to A): 1. 01W-Khole Wanzer[1]; 2. 41B-Collin Burke[2]; 3. 58-Joe Zulisky[5]; 4. 521-Jason Harmon[3]; 5. 31N-DJ Nakutis[4]; 6. 72B-Kassidy Kamicker[6].

Dash (6 laps): 1. 111-Max Blair[2]; 2. 8S-Tommy Schirnhofer Jr[1]; 3. 10S-Joe Martin[4]; 4. 11F-Ryan Frazee[3]; 5. 60M-Colton Flinner[6]; 6. 90J-Michael Duritsky Jr[8]; 7. 1Z-Logan Zarin[7]; 8. 33-Josh Ferry[5].

Pace RUSH Sprint Cars Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Special (20 laps, $800 to-win): 1. GALE RUTH, JR. (McConnell 24) 2. Brian Ruhlman (49) 3. Brian Woodhall (8B) 4. Zach Morrow (27) 5. Steve Pedley (21) 6. Andy Feil (Mahoney/Eckart 9J) 7. Brian Hartzell (69) 8. Rick Regalski, Jr. (Clever 14) 9. Jack Sodeman, Jr. (Williams 8) 10. Brandon Shughart (29) 11. Nolan Groves (25) 12. Blaze Myers (36) 13. Dave Hawkins (27) 14. Brandon Blackshear (10) 15. A.J. MacQuarrie (Hartzell 69X) 16. Tyler Newhart (57N) 17. Amelia Clay (16c).

Pace RUSH Sportsman Modifieds Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series Special (20 laps, $800 to-win): 1. CHAS WOLBERT (c3) 2. Garrett Krummert (Schaffer 10s) 3. Josh Deems (9D) 4. Tony Tatgenhorst (63T) 5. Rob Kristyak (00) 6. Clayton Deems (55R) 7. Jacob Wolfe (7) 8. Kole Holden (2) 9. Jacob Jordan (28J) 10. Steve Slater (29) 11. Greg Porter (25) 12. Chelsie Kriegisch (10) 13. David Kalb, Jr. (11J) 14. Mike Smith (0) 15. Brian Schaffer (14) 16. Joe Gibson (119) 17. Brandon Ritchey (17).

RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Trailer-Alarms.com, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, and Wedge Motorsports.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

 

 

Mitchell Faccinto claims 60th running of the Johnny Key Classic in Watsonville Saturday

Watsonville, CA – October 18, 2020…Hanford, California’s Mitchell Faccinto had been oh-so-close to Ocean Sprints victory lane in the past, before he finally checked it off his list over the Summer. On Saturday night he returned and added another, only this time it was at the prestigious Johnny Key Classic, as he tallied one of the biggest victories of his career aboard the Western Metal Company No. 37 mount.

Faccinto earned $3,000 for winning the Winged 360 Sprint Car main event with an extra grand coming in courtesy of Williams Roofing. He also took home $300 for leading the third lap of the dash, courtesy of El Dorado Hills Landscape and Design.

Also picking up wins at the 60th running of the Key Classic were Cody Burke with the IMCA Modifieds, Darren Thomas with the IMCA Sport Mods, Joe Gallaher with the Hobby Stocks and Ryan McClelland with the Four Bangers. The closest race of the night came with the Hobbies, as Gallaher just nipped Sam Kennedy at the Ed Entz checkered flag.

“It feels great to win the Johnny Key Classic tonight,” Faccinto commented. “The track changed pretty quick and I wasn’t quite sure which line to run, but once Shane Golobic showed me his nose, I knew I had to step it up. We have been close to several wins here and it felt awesome to finally do it back in July. To get another victory at the Key this evening is special for the entire 37 team. I can’t thank the Greenburg family and everyone that helps us out enough. This is a night we won’t forget, that is for sure.”

A total of 103 race cars packed into the Ocean Speedway pit area for the 60th running of the Johnny Key Classic. Championship night will now invade the quarter-mile on Friday November 6th featuring the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks, Four Bangers and the Western Midgets. With the grandstands still closed all the action can be seen via FloRacing.

 

THE STEEL MILL: Record-High Car Count Passes Through Lernerville Speedway in Steel City Stampede Finale

SARVER, PA – Oct. 17, 2020 – A record 332 cars total packed the Lernerville Speedway pit area Saturday night for the annual DIRTcar Roundup Steel City Stampede and put on some of the best racing the event has seen in its 12-year history, all for the first time live on DIRTVision presented by Drydene.

Among those in Victory Lane were two first-time winners in DIRTcar competition, receiving the coveted genuine steel belt buckle trophy as victors in their respective divisions.

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He claimed his fourth Lernerville Speedway track championship just a few weeks ago. Saturday night was just one more reason to celebrate for the team from Apollo, PA, and their driver, AJ Flick, who scored his second career Stampede victory in the 25-lap event.

Put simply, there was no stopping the Fence by Maintenance Service #2. After winning his Heat Race on Friday night to get into the redraw on Saturday, Flick jumped out to the lead from the outside pole in the Feature and simply checked out, opening up a near five-second lead over second-place Carl Bowser before the race’s only caution flag was displayed on Lap 20.

The yellow may have erased his big lead, but it just didn’t matter. Flick gassed it up on the restart and pulled away again, leading the field back around to the checkered flag unchallenged for his first Stampede finale win since 2016.

“It’s a real slick track, which we haven’t been accustomed to much this year,” Flick said of his drive in Victory Lane. “So, I just tossed something at it. We tossed some stuff at it yesterday; I still don’t think we were that good, but we were at least good enough to keep it up front.”

Feature Results (25 Laps) – 1. 2-AJ Flick; 2. 11-Carl Bowser; 3. 08-Dan Kuriger; 4. 42-Sye Lynch; 5. 13-Brandon Matus; 6. 12-Darin Gallagher; 7. 4J-John Garvin; 8. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.; 9. 33-Brent Matus; 10. 23-Darren Pifer; 11. 23F-DJ Foose; 12. 38-Leyton Wagner; 13. 76-David Jones; 14. 80JR-Kyle Colwell; 15. 10J-CJ Jones; 16. 4K-William Kiley; 17. G1-Mike Miller; 18. 86-Michael Lutz Jr.; 19. 55-Matt Sherlock

DIRTcar Open Pro Stocks

The DIRTcar Open Pro Stocks opened the night’s Feature racing action with one memorable battle between Curt Bish and Joey Zambotti.

Back-and-forth the two polesitters raced, swapping the lead several times over the course of the caution-filled affair. Zambotti worked the low line while Bish hung it out up top, and the two put on one thrilling show as the laps clicked off.

Unfortunately for the leaders, several cars further back in the field had some recurring issues keeping things rolling under green, forcing numerous yellow flag displays in the first half of the race. This put the Feature event at its maximum time limit with only 12 circuits complete, and the race was made official at the final caution. Bish was the leader at the time and was declared the winner.

This was Bish’s first-ever triumph in the event, and he met a very excited crew in Victory Lane to help celebrate.

“That was a lot of fun,” Bish said, almost out of breath as he climbed from his car. “I commend [Zambotti] for racing me clean. I accidentally got into him one time coming down the backstretch and I apologize that. But it was a lot of fun, he’s a tough competitor; he’s got a lot of laps here.”

Feature Results (20 laps, 12 completed) – 1. 29-Curt Bish; 2. 948-Joey Zambotti; 3. 55-Chris Schneider; 4. 114-Daryl Charlier; 5. 45-Todd Weldon; 6. 27-Tyler Dietz; 7. 25-Brett McDonald; 8. 81-Mike Miller; 9. 72A-Mike Anderson; 10. 43JR-Blaze Myers; 11. 54J-Jimmy Combs; 12. 10-Nick Kocuba; 13. 24W-Erik Wise; 14. 19M-Ryan Maglione; 15. 22JR-Chase Lambert; 16. 28-Brandon Birdsall; 17. 3C-Barry Faris; 18. 310-Dale Tuche; 19. V2-Bob Connor; 20. 73-Jason Fosnaught; 21. 24-Tyler Wyant; 22. 5B-Jason Black; 23. 79-Tommy Dembowski; 24. 81D-Duke Davidson; 25. 36-AJ Poljak

DIRTcar Late Models

In what was likely the most exciting finish of the night, Jared Miley stole his second career Stampede victory in the final corners with a swift move to the inside of Dave Hess Jr. to score the $3,000 victory.

Hess and Max Blair had been locked in the thick of a battle for the lead by the time Miley entered the picture. Hess led the first 11 laps before giving way to Blair’s hard charge from 11th, and soon Miley was headed for the podium.

Blair held the lead on a Lap 20 restart as Hess made a power move to the outside to take the lead back. Now with Hess back in control, Miley zeroed-in on his targets as he moved to the third spot behind them.

A final caution flag was displayed with 23 laps in the books, setting the field up for a green-white-checkered finish. Miley got a great run off the bottom of Turn 2 on the restart and challenged Hess for the top spot as Blair tried to make it three-wide out of Turn 4. But on the white-flag lap, it came down to a big move by Miley in Turn 4 as Hess slipped over the edge of the banking, opening the door for Miley to drive right on by and collect his first belt buckle since 2010.

“That was just one of them deals where the early restart hurt me, lost a couple of spots,” Miley said in Victory Lane. “I knew the car was pretty good, not perfect, but that last restart – Max [Blair] missed the bottom a bit down here and I got under him. That last corner, or last two corners, we were all side-by-side, so everybody was just kinda going for it, and we were just in the right place at the right time.”

Feature Results (25 Laps) – 1. 10M-Jared Miley; 2. 44-Dave Hess Jr.; 3. 111-Max Blair; 4. 4S-David Scott; 5. 111L-Matt Lux; 6. 72-Mike Norris; 7. 48-Colton Flinner; 8. 30-Bryce Davis; 9. 40-Clinton Hersh; 10. 77-Tyler Dietz; 11. 12-Ryan Montgomery; 12. X3-Wyatt Scott; 13. 10-Gary Lyle; 14. 9T-Will Thomas; 15. 18-Mike Wonderling; 16. 01W-Khole Wanzer; 17. 29-Ken Schaltenbrand; 18. 81-Mike Miller; 19. 3-Kyle Scott; 20. 14R-Clay Ruffo; 21. 1C-Mike Pegher Jr.; 22. 4-Alex Ferree; 23. 9Y-Levi Yetter; 24. 49-Brian Ruhlman

DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds

Only a few days removed from the completion of DIRTcar OktoberFAST on the tracks of New York, and the Big-Blocks are still putting on great shows. This time, between father and son.

Rex King and his son Rex Jr. started the 25-lap Feature on the front row and combined for all 25 laps led. King jumped out to the early lead while King Jr. followed, eventually grabbing the lead down low on Lap 4.

King came back at him on the high side and swiped the lead back on Lap 9; King Jr. kept the low line rolling and took it back on Lap 12. Cooter kept his momentum up on the smooth, slick racing surface and held the lead until after a restart on Lap 21, where his father had it wound-up on the top side and skated on by for the lead and eventually the Feature win – his first belt buckle in event history.

“I noticed [about] 10 [laps or so] before the caution that I had a good run up on the top, and I thought, ‘that’s working pretty well, I better not show that off.’ So, I waited, and it worked out with four or five [laps] to go and I capitalized on it on the top,” King said of his decision to make the pass on the top late in the race.

Feature Results (25 Laps) – 1. 65-Rex King; 2. 165-Rex King Jr.; 3. 37MD-Jeremiah Shingledecker; 4. 29-Garrett Krummert; 5. 32-Jim Rasey; 6. 61-Dave Murdick; 7. 4M-Greg Martin; 8. 96-Mike Turner; 9. 55-Rob Kristyak; 10. 64-Rodney Belte; 11. 13-Rick Regalski; 12. 03-Mark Frankhouser; 13. 5-Brian Sadler; 14. 22-Kevin Long; 15. 3K-Shawn Kozar; 16. 72M-Jacob Mcelravy; 17. 35-Steve Slater; 18. 83-Brian Swartzlander; 19. 75-Jeff Miller

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

For a man pulling triple-duty this weekend, Brian Ruhlman sure made his third career Stampede victory with the UMP Modifieds well worth watching.

Dan Davies jumped out to the early lead in the opening laps and held it through the halfway point while Ruhlman was making the pass for second on three-time race winner Jonathan Taylor. A caution flag was displayed on Lap 13, setting Ruhlman up for a shot at the lead on the restart.

Back up to the high side went Ruhlman as he got by Davies on the restart. Another caution flew not long after, presenting Davies with a chance to grab the lead back,

which he did down low on Lap 17.

Only .016 was the gap between the two at the stripe as they neared the final lap. Ruhlman stepped on it over the last few circuits and opened up a small gap, just enough to sneak by for his second consecutive UMP Modified victory in the event.

“With the momentum and [the fact that Davies] was down there, I figured this car is so drivable that you can just kinda pedal around top there and not have to worry about over-driving,” Ruhlman said of his car in Victory Lane.

Feature Results (20 Laps) – 1. 49-Brian Ruhlman; 2. 71D-Dan Davies; 3. 11M-Mike McGee; 4. 27R-Steve Rex; 5. 5-Jonathan Taylor; 6. 2J-Troy Johnson; 7. 92-Joel Watson; 8. 68-Randy Hall; 9. 71L-Dennis Lunger; 10. 7-Evan Taylor; 11. 73C-Bill Pluta Jr.; 12. 83-Brian Class; 13. 2G-Jesse Gould; 14. 3-Denny Nakutis; 15. 17G-Brandon Grossman; 16. 15-Rick Potter; 17. 12R-Ty Rhoades; 18. 11-Dale Charlier; 19. 6M-Carl McKinney

 

 

PURSLEY PERFECTS I-44 RIVERSIDE SPEEDWAY AT THE CHARLENE MEENTS MEMORIAL


Oklahoma City, OK. (10/17/2020) Winning his first career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature on Saturday night at I-44 Riverside Speedway for the 16th Annual Charlene Meents Memorial, Daison Pursley was undeniable in the 30-lap main event. Driving around his teammate, Jessie Love on lap 22, Pursley then fended off a few attacks from hard charging Buddy Kofoid as he held on for an impressive first-career victory aboard the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports, Craftsman Tools, Bullet by Spike/Toyota powered No. 9

After an upset Friday for Pursley on, October 16th at I-44 Riverside Speedway, he came out of the gate even hungrier for a win. Purley took the win in the Advances Racing Suspensions heat race 3. Starting in the eight position for the 30-lap main event, he had his hands full.

Noah Gass of Mounds, OK. and Jessie Love of Redwood City, CA. brought the field to the green flag. Gass took off to the early lead as the field fought for positions behind him. A bobble by Gass caused Love to take over the lead on lap four. Pursley only four laps into the main event made his way to take over the fourth position.

Leader Love enters heavy lapped traffic and Pursley closed in on him to fight for the lead. Pursley steps out of line and tries the top side in turn 3&4 to make his move on Love. Pursley threw a slide job in 1&2 and made it stick, parsley presumed the lead on lap 22 and Love fell back to second. Hard charging teammate Buddy Kofoid gave it everything he had to catch Pursley in lapped traffic but was not successful.

In the end, Daison Pursley in his Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports, Craftsman Tools, Bullet by Spike/Toyota powered No. 9 earned his first POWRi career victory at I-44 Riverside Speedway for the 16th Annual Charlene Meents Memorial.

"This is pretty cool; I haven't won in a long time, so this is pretty amazing. I can't thank all these guys behind me enough, they gave me a great car tonight. Nonstop racing like that is pretty tough but this is what we come here for." Daison Pursley

"The past few weeks have been a little rough for us, but I think we kind of found some of our speed back. Daison did a really good job tonight." Buddy Kofoid

"It's tough when you're out front, you're not too sure where you're supposed to be. I could have done a better job search and I just got beat. I can't thank all these guys enough; I want to win one of these so bad." Jessie Love


Auto Meter Heat 1 Winner: 20G-Noah Gass
KSE Racing Products Heat 2 Winner: 97K-Jessie Love
Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 3 Winner: 9-Daison Pursley
Schoenfeld Headers Heat 4 Winner: 67-Buddy Kofoid
Max Papis Innovations Heat 5 Winner: 15-Emerson Axsom
Super Clean High Point: 20G-Noah Gass
AFCO Qualifiers: Semi-Feature 1: 5T-Ryan Timms
MVT Semi-Features 2:28-Ace McCarthy
TRD Hard Charger:71K-Cannon McIntosh
Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 9-Daison Pursley
POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 9-Daison Pursley 2. 67-Buddy Kofoid 3. 97K-Jessie Love 4. 71K-Cannon McIntosh 5. 7U-Kyle Jones 6. 20G-Noah Gass 7. 49-Joe B Miller 8. 91T-Tyler Thomas 9. 85-Jerry Coons Jr. 10. 19A-Logan Seavey 11. 15-Emerson Axsom 12. 32T-Trey Marcham 13. 97-Brenham Crouch 14. 00-Ethan Mitchell 15. 3N-Jake Neuman 16. 71-Kaylee Bryson 17. 72-Sam Johnson 18. 26-Tristin Thomas 19. 67K-Bryant Wiedeman 20. 28-Ace McCarthy 21. 5T-Ryan Timms 22. 44S-Andrew Felker 23. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold 24. 57D-Aiden Purdue

 


 

Dodson doubles at BAPS

Another Central Pennsylvania sprint car driver lays claim to the nickname “Double D,” but Doug Dodson might now prefer “Double V,” anyway, after scoring a pair of PA Sprint Series feature victories Friday night at BAPS Motor Speedway.

The Middletown driver, who finished second in PASS points for 2020, captured the make-up feature rained out on August 1 and again on August 29, then pulled out all the stops for a dramatic late-race pass and victory in Friday’s regularly scheduled 20-lapper. The wins doubled the career total for Dodson, who also has experience in other sprint divisions and super sportsman cars.

In the make-up feature, Dodson’s PowerMist Racing Fuels/Crockett Log Homes/Fastener Specialties #20 dueled for the early lead with York Haven’s Dave Grube II, then passed Grube in traffic near the race’s mid-point. A subsequent caution gave Dodson a clear track, which he used to hold on for the win over Grube by 0.872 seconds.

Devin Adams finished third, followed by Ian Detweiler and Jaremi Hanson. Landon Price, Domenic Melair, “Nitro Nick” Sweigart, Kruz Kepner and John Walp completed the top 10.

Adams was the race’s hard charger, advancing eight positions from 11th starting spot to third, while Melair moved up seven, from 14th to seventh.

In the regular feature, Adams edged fellow front-row starter Derek Hauck for the early lead, but Dodson was the racer on the move, advancing from eighth starting spot to fourth in three laps and taking third on lap eight. Behind him, Dave Brown also was edging ahead through a series of torrid battles throughout the top 10.

On lap 16, Walp came to a stop in turn two, setting the stage for a four-lap dash to the finish. On lap 17, Dodson slipped past Hauck for second and set his sights on the leader; with two laps to go, the front two were running nose-to-tail.

Coming out of turn four for the white flag, Dodson swept high, got a great bite on the dust-free track, and made it past Adams. Holding onto that lead, he scored the win by 0.559 seconds.

Adams finished second, with Brown edging Hauck late for third and Price fifth, after a race-long battle with Kassidy Kreitz (both drivers wheeling cars bearing the number 69). Finishing the top 10 were Melair, Grube, Hanson and Sweigart.

Austin Reed, from nearby Etters and making his first PASS start, was the hard charger, moving up 10 spots from 24th to 14th. Winner Dodson advanced seven positions from eighth to first.

Dodson noted in victory lane that his team had to overcome an engine issue early in the evening that almost kept the car off the track, and he said that Adams’ team – which pits next to his – had been instrumental in helping deal with the problem.

“Part of me feels a little bad stealing the win from him,” Dodson said, “because if it wasn’t for them and their crew and his dad, we wouldn’t even be racing. In warm-ups we had an engine issue that we thought was going to end our night, and they jumped right in to help us out . . . really owe a lot to them for helping us get back on the track and allowing us to get these two wins.”

Heat races for the 32-car field were won by Melair, Hanson, Grube and Brown, with Rowdy Heffner taking the B-Main. There were no serious incidents in any of the events, which were part of BAPS’ two-night Sunoco/Insinger Nationals Fueled by Miller’s Race Parts.

With all but one of BAPS’ previous PASS/IMCA/RaceSaver features this year cancelled or postponed by COVID-19 restrictions or weather, Friday’s features also decided the track’s points champion, and Dodson’s pair of wins earned him that title as well.

The 2020 PASS season ends this coming weekend with the Ninth Annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge race, “The Blue Collar Classic,” at Port Royal Speedway. More than 50 IMCA/RaceSaver teams from as many as eight states are expected to compete.

Racing is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. Limited late models and 4-cylinder pure stocks also are on the racing card.

For schedule updates and the latest news, visit www.pasprintseries.com or the PA Sprint Series Facebook page.

Results from BAPS Motor Speedway Friday, October 16

MAKE-UP FEATURE (rained out 8/1 and 8/29) – 1. 20-Doug Dodson; 2. 3D-Dave Grube II; 3. 99-Devin Adams; 4. 18-Ian Detweiler; 5. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 6. 69-Landon Price; 7. 55-Domenic Melair; 8. 8-Nick Sweigart; 9. 19-Kruz Kepner; 10. 5-John Walp; 11. 25-Dustin Young; 12. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 13. 44K-Johnny Scarborough (DNF); 14. 2H-Derek Hauck (DNF); 15. 03-Branstin Shue (DNF); 16. 2-Erin Statler (DNF). DNS – 75-Dylan Shatzer; 45-Kevin Nagy; 95-Garrett Bard; 79-Ian Cumens; M1X-Justin Mills; 17K-Kyle Keen; 87-Austin Graby; 56-Jake Frye.

REGULAR FEATURE HEAT 1 – 1. 55-Domenic Melair; 2. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 3. 69-Landon Price; 4. 5B-Will Brunson; 5. 80-Dave Wickham; 6. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 7. 17K-Donavyn Knokey. DNS – 4-Jon Brennfleck.

HEAT 2 – 1. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 2. 67-Ken Duke; 3. 8-Nick Sweigart; 4. 9S-Rick Stief; 5. 11M-Mikell McGee; 6. 56Y-Drew Young; 7. 54-Mike Melair; 8. M1-Mike Potts.

HEAT 3 – 1. 3D-Dave Grube II; 2. 2H-Derek Hauck; 3. 5-John Walp; 4. 39X-Scott Frack; 5. 18-Ian Detweiler; 6. 25-Dustin Young; 7. 44K-Kirsten Hess; 8. 107-Colton Hoover (DNF).

HEAT 4 – 1. 44-Dave Brown; 2. 20-Doug Dodson; 3. 99-Devin Adams; 4. 34-Austin Reed; 5. 2-Erin Statler; 6. 83-Larry McVay; 7. 19-Kruz Kepner; 8. 03-Branstin Shue.

B-MAIN – 1. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 2. 56Y-Drew Young; 3. 83-Larry McVay; 4. 25-Dustin Young; 5. 03-Branstin Shue; 6. 44K-Kirsten Hess; 7. 54-Mike Melair; 8. 17K-Donavyn Knokey. DNS – 19-Kruz Kepner; 107-Colton Hoover; 4-Jon Brennfleck.

FEATURE – 1. 20-Doug Dodson; 2. 99-Devin Adams; 3. 44-Dave Brown; 4. 2H-Derek Hauck; 5. 69-Landon Price; 6. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 7. 55-Domenic Melair; 8. 3D-Dave Grube II; 9. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 10. 8-Nick Sweigart; 11. 9S-Rick Stief; 12. 18-Ian Detweiler; 13. 5B-Will Brunson; 14. 34-Austin Reed; 15. 67-Ken Duke; 16. 11M-Mikell McGee; 17. 25-Dustin Young; 18. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 19. 80-Dave Wickham; 20. 5-John Walp (DNF); 21. 2-Erin Statler (DNF); 22. 83-Larry McVay (DNF); 23. 56Y-Drew Young (DNF); 24. 39X-Scott Frack (DNF). DNS – 03-Branstin Shue; 44K-Kirsten Hess; 54-Mike Melair; 17K-Donavyn Knokey; 19-Kruz Kepner; 107-Colton Hoover; 4-Jon Brennfleck.

 

MCINTOSH STEALS LATE RACE WIN AT I-44 RIVERSIDE SPEEDWAY

Oklahoma City, OK. (10/16/2020) Cannon McIntosh of Bixby, OK. collects his third POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League win on the season at I-44 Riverside Speedway. Driver of the Keith Kunz /Curb-Agajanian Motorsports, Bullet/Toyota No. 71K passed teammate Daison Pursley for the lead with three laps left of the 30-lap feature event.

McIntosh started back in the 14th starting position for the 30-lap dash to the finish line at the famous 1/5-mile banked red clay oval. McIntosh immediately got to work and hunted down the cars ahead of him. He made his way into the top ten with only three laps in the books. McIntosh looked stout through the opening stages before a lap 17 caution for a stopped Brenham Crouch halting the action on the racetrack

Daison Pursley, continued to lead ahead of Sam Johnson running in second, Kaylee Bryson in third, Logan Seavey in fourth and Andrew Felker rounding out the top five. Pursley took to the top side and Johnson trolling the bottom. McIntosh still in the hunt for the top spot, and he cracks the top five on lap 19. Just as McIntosh and Bryson are trading slide jobs for the fourth position, the red flag waved for the #21K of Emilio Hoover as he got upside down in a big way in turn 1&2

8 laps remain of the 30-lap main event, Daison Pursley still the leader and Logan Seavey running in second. Sam Johnson in third, Kaylee Bryson in fourth and McIntosh rounded out the top five going back to green. Pursley got a good jump and took the top side and Seavey followed. McIntosh threw a slider on Johnson to take over the third position and hunts down the leaders. An upside-down Noah Gass in turn 1&2 caused the red flag to fly once again and for the field to stack back up.

Pursley lead the field back to the green, McIntosh immediately threw a slide job to take over the second position from Seavey. Cannon Slide Pursley for the lead but a yellow for Trey Gropp gave the lead back to Pursley.

On the restart, Pursley hit the cushion in 1&2 and upset the car letting McIntosh sneak by and run away with the win to capture his third POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League win on the 2020 season. Pursley finished in the second position and rounding out the podium was Sam Johnson finishing third.

"Car was awesome, we were not all that good in the heat but Kaz went to work and we were just really good in the feature. I got to thank Kaz and the whole team, Toyota and everyone that's behind me, and my family." Cannon McIntosh

"It was pretty good until the last couple laps, Cannons one of the best in the nation right now and it sucks running second to him but it's good for the KKM team to run one and two. I can't thank Toyota and Keith Kunz enough for putting me in this car and giving me the opportunity to do what I do best. Jarrett had the car rolling right there, I just made some rookie mistakes there towards the end." Daison Pursley finishing in the second position

"We unloaded for hot laps and we were pretty good, dad hit on set up. We were just pretty good." Sam Johnson as he brings home third

The POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League will be back in action tomorrow, October 17th at I-44 Riverside Speedway for the final night of the POWRi 2020 season.


Auto Meter Heat 1 Winner: 91T-Tyler Thomas
KSE Racing Products Heat 2 Winner: 44S-Andrew Felker
Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 3 Winner: 19A-Logan Seavey
Schoenfeld Headers Heat 4 Winner: 72-Sam Johnson
Max Papis Innovations Heat 5 Winner: 71-Kaylee Bryson
Super Clean High Point: 9-Daison Pursley
AFCO Qualifiers: Semi-Feature 1: 21-Trey Gropp
MVT Semi-Features 2: 67-Buddy Kofoid
TRD Hard Charger: 71K-Cannon McIntosh
Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 71K-Cannon McIntosh
POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 71K-Cannon McIntosh 2. 9-Daison Pursley 3. 72-Sam Johnson 4. 67-Buddy Kofoid 5. 19A-Logan Seavey 6. 71-Kaylee Bryson 7. 44S-Andrew Felker 8. 32T-Trey Marcham 9. 97K-Jessie Love 10. 3N-Jake Neuman 11. 28-Ace McCarthy 12. 7M- Chance Morton 13. 49-Joe B Miller 14. 91T-Tyler Thomas 15. 55K-Karter Sarff 16. 97-Brenham Crouch 17. 7U-Kyle Jones 18. 21-Trey Gropp 19. 85-Jerry Coons Jr. 20. 20G-Noah Gass 21. 26-Tristin Thomas 22. 22-Curtis Jones 23. 21K-Emilio Hoover 24. 15-Emerson Axsom

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SEAVEY SOARS TO SPECTACULAR WIN FOR SOONER STATE 55

Tulsa, OK. (10/15/2020) Sutter, CA. native Logan Seavey starts off a three-day race weekend with a win at Port City Speedway. With an exciting mid-race rally to take the cake on the Sooner State 55, going top shelf around the 1/8-mile clay oval and trading slide jobs while rocketing to the lead on lap 18 to capture his second POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League win of the year.

Cannon McIntosh of Bixby, OK. started on the pole of the 55-lap main event, Seavey to his outside on row number one. Teammate to McIntosh, Buddy Kofoid of Penngrove, CA. lined up behind him in the second row with the 28 of Ace McCarthy to his outside. McIntosh took to the bottom on the drop of the green flag while Seavey took to the top. After a batch of cautions, the field set in.

While McIntosh and Seavey were focused on each other, a new challenger came to life on the hunt as Ace McCarthy of Tahlequah, OK. rolled the low line and put his Dave Mac Motorsports No. 28 in contention for the lead.

A lap nine caution restacked the field and bunched them back up, but Seavey struggled with passing McIntosh and McCarthy sneaks by for the second spot. The intense fight for the position soon turned around as Seavey took the lead. The third-place runner, Christopher Bell brought out the yellow for a broken front end.

Going back green, Seavey lead, and McIntosh follows, Kofoid in third place. McCarthy and Jake Neuman round out your top five. Seavey still electing to take the top side and finding the sweet spot and built his momentum up before McIntosh threw every slide job in the books at him, but logan pulled away and flew around the top on lap 34.

Seavey caught the tail of the field and second place McCarthy and Neuman gained ground on the leader. Seavey finessed the lapped traffic and won the race to the drop of the checkered flag. Second place runner McCarthy got crossed up between a tractor tire and Nauman and lost his second-place position. Jake Neuman finished second and McIntosh brought it home third.

"It's tough, sometimes it looks easy, but you are holding your breath the whole time and the straightaways are narrow, so you don't know if they're going to hold their line or run you into the fence. Everybody did a good job tonight but cannon just got into a bad time in the lead." Commented Logan Seavey

After a misfortune in the past with being light at the scales, Seavey earned a well-deserved and hard-fought win to bring the 2020 season to an end.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League will resume tomorrow, October 16&17 at I-44 Riverside Speedway


Auto Meter Heat 1 Winner: 3N-Jake Neuman

KSE Racing Products Heat 2 Winner: 9-Daison Pursley

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 3 Winner: 71K-Cannon McIntosh

Schoenfeld Headers Heat 4 Winner: 84X- Christopher Bell

Max Papis Innovations Heat 5 Winner: 55S-Karter Sarff

Super Clean High Point: 71-Cannon McIntosh

AFCO Qualifiers: Semi-Feature 1: 32T-Trey Marcham

MVT Semi-Features 2: 15-Emerson Axsom

TRD Hard Charger: 16-Matt Sherrell

Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 19A-Logan Seavey

POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (55 laps): 1. 19A-Logan Seavey 2. 3N-Jake Neuman 3. 71K-Cannon McIntosh 4. 9-Daison Pursley 5. 67K-Bryant Wiedeman 6. 84X- Christopher Bell 7. 16-Matt Sherrell 8. 49-Joe B Miller 9. 89X-Ricky Stenhouse 10. 55S-Karter Sarff 11. 67-Buddy Kofoid 12. 44S-Andrew Felker 13. 21-Trey Gropp 14. 20G-Noah Gass 15. 32T-Trey Marcham 16. 97K-Jessie Love 17. 14E-Hank Davis 18. 28- Ace McCarthy 19. 15-Emerson Axsom 20. 71-Kaylee Bryson 21. 7U-Kyle Jones 22. 5T-Ryan Timms 23. 00-Blake Edwards 24. 55-Jonathan Beason 25. 26-Tristin Thomas

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Ohio Valley Speedway Beats Mother Nature to Close Season with Finale at the Valley

(Washington, WV) The Ohio Valley Speedway would play host to the Finale at the Valley on Saturday Night and as race fans and drivers began filling the speedway, Mother Nature would throw a curveball to all. Light rain would hit the track for an hour setting the show back some three hours. Track staff went to work and with a lot of hard work and much appreciated patience from race fans and racers were treated to a very fast racing surface and an excellent night of racing in all classes.

Also on the action packed card was a special night in Memory of Tiffany McPherson and a Suicide Awareness Fundraiser in appreciation of racer Mike McPherson and their family. Special thanks to all that helped with the event and on behalf of the Ohio Valley Speedway were proud to host such an inspiring tribute and thanks to the race community raised over $5,000 for Suicide Awareness.

Picking up wins were Ricky Peterson in the OVSCA Sprints, Chris Carpenter in the Las Trancas Super Late Models, Colten Burdette grabbed the Steel Block Late Model Series main, Kyle Bond repeated in the UMP Modifieds, Josh Spaur picked up the win in the Sportmods and Matt Schofield would pick up the win in the 4 Cylinders.

A lightning fast track would await the cars and stars of the OVSCA 410 Sprint Car Tour with Ricky Peterson charging from his sixth starting spot to capture the win and garner the WV weekend sweep. An excellent race would see the impressive Peterson slide job and exchange the lead multiple times with early race leader and eventual 3rd place finisher Jamie Myers before taking the checkered flag. Following Peterson across the stripe and into the Mister Bee Potato Chip Victory lane was previous OVSCA winner at the Valley Tyler Street, Jamie Myers, Jake Hesson and Jason Dolick would round out the top five. Jamie Myers would pick up the 2020 OVSCA Championship while Peterson would secure the $500 bonus for going back to back at I-77 and Ohio Valley courtesy of Darren Griffith and Valerie Myers and Briscoe Run Land Surveying.

In the Las Trancas Super Late Model feature it was Parkersburg, WV's Chris Carpenter blistering the field enroute to his first win of the 2020 season at the Valley. The talented racer left no doubt jumping out to the early lead ahead of father Freddie Carpenter blistering the tracks topside. Following Carpenter across the line was Andy Bond, Brandon Francis, Tyler Carpenter from the tail and Greg Gellner.

Colten Burdette of Parkersburg, WV would trade in his Super Late for a night of competition with the Steel Block Late Model Series and make it pay with a first place finish. Following the talented racer across the line was current Steel Block Late Model Series point leader Zack Millbee, Troy Frazier, Macon, Georgia invader Parker Martin and Clint Keenan.

In the UMP Modified division it was Kyle Bond notching his second win of the season but it would not be easy for the Guysville, Ohio racer. Bond would swap slide jobs with the 'Outlaw' Jesse Wisecarver in the closing laps as lap traffic would make for an exciting finish. Bond would collect his second straight win at the Valley followed by Wisecarver, Vince Conrad, Tyler Carpenter and Kenny Johnson. Bond pilots the Brucebuilt/ Poske's/ Octane/ Mark Little Masonry/ Shain Decals/ Wilwood/ Quicktime Suspension/ Total Lawn Care machine.

A whopping 39 field strong would square off in the Sportmod division and after four heat races and two b-mains the 18 car field would take the green for the feature event. Taking the checkered flag was Josh Spaur of Washington, WV for the second time this season. The talented racer would end the season on a strong note besting Cole Perine, 2020 champ Kendall Hodge, Brandon Davis and Tommy Powell. Spaur drives the Burger King/ St. Marys Hardware/ McAlarney Pools/ Lightning 27s machine.

A stout field of 26 4 Cylinders would arrive at the Finale at the Valley with $750 on the line. Parkersburg, WV's Matt Schofield would hold off a strong challenge in lap traffic to secure his first win of the season. Following Schofield across the stripe was Jacob Hughes, Josh Ayers, Sam Dickle and Mike Tennant.

The Ohio Valley Speedway Management Group would like to thank all the racers and fans for being patient and waiting it out with us as we powered thru the three hour rain delay to get the Finale in the Valley in the books. We would also like to thanks the same racers, fans, staff, sponsors and anyone else involved with making our first season promoting the Ohio Valley Speedway a success and look forward to the future and the 2021 season.

Ohio Valley Speedway Feature Results Saturday October 10, 2020

OVSCA Sprint Car Feature: Ricky Peterson, Tyler Street, Jamie Myers, Jake Hesson, Jason Dolick, Keith Baxter, Hunter Lynch, Kory Crabtree, Nick Patterson, Dave Dickson, Nate Reeser, Eric Martin, Daniel Burkhart, Andy Fike, Benny Hickel, Andre Layfield, Lance Webb, Todd Kane

Las Trancas Late Model Feature: Chris Carpenter, Andy Bond, Brandon Francis, Tyler Carpenter, Greg Gellner, Harold Redman Jr., Travis Brown, Tony Roush, Josh Hall, Billy Holbert, Parker Martin, Freddie Carpenter, Kevin Smith, Eric Otto, Chris Parks, Ronnie Mayle, Tyler Evans, Ryan Cline DNS, Adam Tonkin, Jeremy Blake, Tom Carder, George Klintworth, Ed Shuman

 

 

Bowers Jr., Grossenbacher, Nichols and Vrbka Earn Missouri Nationals Titles

By: Jacob Blair

OSBORN, Mo. – The 2nd Annual IMCA Missouri Nationals finale at US 36 Raceway crowned one back-to-back champion and three first time event winners.

The 30-lap IMCA Modified Main Event was led early by Josh Munsen before Chad Andersen made the early move to the front. Andersen set the pace for the first half of the race. While he controlled the field, all eyes were on Steven Bowers Jr. as he charged through the field.

After Saturday night trouble, Bowers had to come from the 11th starting position. Bowers methodically worked through the field while Andersen had a comfortable gap. However at the half way point of the race, Andersen began to fade, while Bowers was continuing to find more speed.

Once Bowers got to second, Andersen didn’t have much left to fend him off. Bowers took off to dominate the final ten laps and make the trip to Westfall GMC Victory Lane. The back-to-back wins at the Missouri Nationals was also good for a $2,000 payday. Andersen held on to finish second. Zach Nitsch impressed with a third place finish. Danny Holt and Mark Schafman completed the top five.

Race fans witnessed a dominating performance from Trevor Grossenbacher in the IMCA Sprint Cars as he swept the weekend, leading all 30 laps Saturday night. Toby Chapman kept him honest and made several attempts at the pass, but never could make the move. Chapman finished second with Stuart Snyder third. Jay Russell had issues Friday which put him deep in the Saturday starting field. He charged from an 11th place starting position to finish fourth. J.R. Topper completed the top five.

After winning on Friday, Mike Nichols brought the broom to Missouri as he led all 25 laps of the caution free IMCA Stock Car Main Event. The biggest concern for Nichols in completing the weekend sweep became heavy lapped traffic late in the race. However, he had enough of a gap and Nichols cruised to his first Missouri Nationals win. Blake Peeler finished second with a solid run. Chad Clancy finished third, with Randy Smith Jr. in fourth and JJ Baumli in fifth.

Derek Hall paced the opening laps of the IMCA Sport Mod Main Event. Early cautions slowed the race a few times, but with a long green flag run, Travis Peterson began working on Hall for the lead. While trying to make a move to the bottom, Adam Vrbka rolled the top and snuck by Peterson. Vrbka liked the high line and used it to make a move around Hall for the lead a few laps later. As the laps wound down, Vrbka continued to open the gap on Hall.

Vrbka remained out front when the checkered flew and won the Sport Mod portion of the Missouri Nationals. Hall finished second with Peterson third. Ben Stockton charged from 12th to finish fourth. Chris Wright moved through the field twice, once from an 11th place starting position and again after involvement in one of the early yellows to finish fifth.

US 36 Raceway Missouri Nationals Results

IMCA Modified Modified Main Event 30 Laps 1. 77-Steven Bowers Jr[11]; 2. 8C-Chad Andersen[4]; 3. 007-Zach Nitsch[2]; 4. 7D-Danny Holt[8]; 5. 34-Mark Schafman[3]; 6. 19X-Josh Munsen[1]; 7. 4G-Randy Herrmann[14]; 8. 49D-Josh Adkins[9]; 9. C4-Curtis Dreasher[10]; 10. 91J-Jaylen Wettengel[6]; 11. 20J-Jayden Bears[16]; 12. 51D-Benjie Douglas[12]; 13. 33-Nicholas Carpenter[13]; 14. 48X-Jim Masoner Jr[7]; 15. 52M-Blake Peeler[5]; 16. 14C-Bill Carter[15]; 17. (DNF) 04-Brody Sim[17]

IMCA Sprint Cars Sprint Car Main Event 30 Laps 1. 35-Trevor Grossenbacher[1]; 2. 7-Toby Chapman[3]; 3. 5-Stuart Snyder[5]; 4. 76-Jay Russell[11]; 5. 92J-JR Topper[2]; 6. 15-Jack Potter[4]; 7. 4X-Jason Danley[10]; 8. 55-Kenny Potter[7]; 9. 12P-Ryan Navratil[9]; 10. 38-Chris Couch[8]; 11. (DNF) 36JR-Austin Couch[12]; 12. (DNF) 43-Jake Greenwood[15]; 13. (DNS) 13L-Kevin Frisbie; 14. (DNS) 3TJ-Joel Thorpe; 15. (DQ) 7L-Jesse Lindberg[6]

 

 

Hauck grabs dramatic first win at Port 2020-10-11

Late in 2019, when Derek Hauck made his first PA Sprint Series start, he ended the night in 15th place . . . in a race won by Garrett Bard. Since then, Hauck has carved out a reputation is one of PASS’s up-and-coming chargers, but most races still ended with him – and the rest of the field – finishing behind Bard, who had won 9 of 22 races this year prior to Saturday’s feature at Port Royal Speedway.

Bard’s early misfortune Saturday ended the opportunity for an epic battle between the two young standouts, but Hauck left little doubt that he and his Fultz Auto Body of Lock Haven #2H would have been up to the task regardless, as the Allenwood racer bested a strong invitational field to win his first full-size sprint feature in a race run in support of the World of Outlaws Nittany Showdown.

He became the 13th different winner in PASS’s IMCA/RaceSaver competition this year.

“It’s awesome,” Hauck said in victory lane. “We’ve had good cars here and there throughout the year, but you know there’s a lot of competition . . . I’m just happy that everything came together here.”

With Bard and “Nitro Nick” Sweigart, the only drivers to win PASS features at Port Royal this year, starting on the front row, fans could have been forgiven for thinking nobody else would have a chance at having everything come together, but Hauck had other ideas.

Utilizing a move Bard has employed this year, he roared from his fourth starting spot into the lead with a pass on the cushion in turns one and two of the second lap. A caution quickly bunched the field, but Bard’s effort to regain the lead ended on lap four when he jumped the cushion in one/two and rode up the wall and into a vicious series of flips. The storied #95 sprinter was in pieces, but the driver walked away with a sore elbow.

Sweigart attempted to take up the challenge, but his night ended in the turns three/four wall on lap nine, and from that point on, it was Hauck’s race.

Meanwhile, a gaggle of racers continued a torrid fight for the remaining spots in the top five. Domenic Melair, another young gun seeking his first win, was up to second when a flat tire ended his night with three laps to go. That handed the spot to Devin Adams, and when Kruz Kepner’s spin brought out a final caution and set up a one-lap dash for the win, Adams pulled out all the stops.

But as Adams chased Hauck on the high line, Larry McVay charged to the inside to inch past Adams for second. Defending PASS and national IMCA/RaceSaver champion Ken Duke Jr. finished fourth, ahead of Christian Rumsey.

Completing the top ten were Dave Grube II, Jason Roush, Kassidy Kreitz, Landon Price and Doug Dodson.

Rumsey, who had failed to finish his heat race, rallied from 22nd starting position to his fifth-place finish and claimed the $100 Hard Charger Award from Penns Valley Meat Market. Dodson, who didn’t start his heat after damage from contact with a spinning car in warm-ups, also mounted a heroic charge from 19th to 10th, and Kassidy Kreitz matched that performance coming from 17th to 8th. Rookie Justin Mills, like Rumsey from Middletown, N.Y., was poised for a great finished after moving from 14th to 5th place, but engine woes ended his night early.

Roush’s 7th-place finish, a career best for the rookie from Thompsontown, was an emotional tribute to his car owner Larry Clegg, who passed away earlier in the week at age 82.

In surely one of the most unusual contingency awards ever presented, “The Poop Guy” who maintains the portable toilets at Port Royal, offered a $100 “Oh, poop, I finished last” award, which went to Garrett Bard. No mention was made of whether the recipient was required to use the presenter’s services.

Of course, Bard’s other consolations including the PASS and Pennsylvania State IMCA/RaceSaver sprint championships and in all likelihood the national IMCA/RaceSaver title as well.

Heat races for the 25-car field were won by Bard, McVay and Hauck. The race was an “invitational” for the top drivers in the Port’s PASS/IMCA/RaceSaver point standings, and drivers drew for starting spots in the heats. The top 12 heat finishers then re-drew for the feature.

Even though PASS’s own points season is over, Port Royal will continue to award points through the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge in two weeks. Bard holds a 145-point lead in that race over Dodson and Sweigart, who are tied for second.

This Friday PASS returns to BAPS Motor Speedway as a lead division for the first night of the 17th Annual Sunoco/Insinger Nationals Fueled by Miller’s Race Parts. The RaceSaver teams will run a full regular program, plus a make-up feature that was rained out on August 1. Although BAPS is normally a fixture on the PASS schedule, COVID-19 conflicts and weather have limited RaceSaver action to one full program this year (plus the preliminaries from the August 1 show), so Friday will determine the track’s 2020 champion for the division.

For schedule updates and the latest news, visit www.pasprintseries.com or the PA Sprint Series Facebook page.

Results from Port Royal Speedway Saturday, October 10, 2020

HEAT 1 – 1. 95-Garrett Bard; 2. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 3. 99A-Devin Adams; 4. 55-Domenic Melair; 5. 2-Erin Statler; 6. 5-John Walp; 7. 46-Mike Alleman; 8. 80-Dave Wickham.

HEAT 2 – 1. 83-Larry McVay; 2. 8-Nick Sweigart; 3. 10-Jake Waters; 4. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 5. M1-Justin Mills; 6. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 7. 19-Kruz Kepner; 8. 23-Nathan Gramley; 9. 88-Fred Arnold.

HEAT 3 – 1. 2H-Derek Hauck; 2. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 3. 3D-Dave Grube; 4. 69P-Landon Price; 5. 00-Jason Roush; 6. 25-Dustin Young; 7. 1R-Christian Rumsey (DNF); 8. 20-Doug Dodson (DNF).

FEATURE – 1. 2H-Derek Hauck; 2. 83-Larry McVay; 3. 99A-Devin Adams; 4. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 5. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 6. 3D-Dave Grube II; 7. 00-Jason Roush; 8. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 9. 69P-Landon Price; 10. 20-Doug Dodson; 11. 2-Erin Statler; 12. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 13. 5-John Walp; 14. 23-Nathan Gramley; 15. 10-Jake Waters; 16. 19-Kruz Kepner; 17. 25-Dustin Young; 18. 80-Dave Wickham; 19. 46-Mike Alleman; 20. M1-Justin Mills (DNF); 21. 55-Domenic Melair (DNF); 22. 8-Nick Sweigart; 23. 88-Fred Arnold; 24. 95-Garrett Bard; 25. 36-Jaremi Hanson.

 

 

Tim Allison celebrates his 101st win a top his 360 Winged Sprint car. Emotional Podium Wraps Up Plymouth Speedway Season Allison, Barger and Hubbard collect final wins of the 2020 season

By Greg Hildebrand

PLYMOUTH—After a ten year drought Cridersville, Ohio racer Tim Allison got win number 101 Saturday evening at Plymouth Speedway. Allison held off Plymouth, Ind. native Zane Devault, to win the NRA 360 winged sprint car event. Devault started on the pole with Todd Heuerman on the front row alongside. Heuerman would get the early lead but would spin with Allison working to his inside, sending Heuerman to the rear. Allison would continue the lead for the remainder of the event. Devault was able to put together a charge late to challenge for the lead but would jump the cushion, gather it back and finish second in front of the hometown crowd. Burlington, Ontario racer Ryan Coniam would move up from his seventh place start to get the final spot on the podium. Hard Charger for the event was Shawn Dancer moving up eight places from 12 to finish fourth. 22 sprint cars took the green flag for the main event based on their finish from heat races. Heuerman, Chase Dunham and Devault were the heat winners. 21 Thunder Stocks lined up in the $1,000 to win season ending event with 2020 Austen Hubbard on the pole and Spencer Knight on his outside. Hubbard would get out to the early lead and hold off Knight to collect the big money. Lee Hall would work his way to third from his ninth place starting spot. Heat winners for the Thunder Stocks were Brandon Shelhart, Connor Minter and Spencer Knight. The other division racing Saturday night was the always exciting Super Stocks and this feature would be another action packed event with plenty of drama. Joe Spiewak would start on the pole with eventual third place finisher Skylar Antonelli alongside on the front row. David Short would start in third with John Rhoads behind Antonelli in fourth. These four would be joined soon with Chris Tippit in close often three wide racing. Rhoads would suffer a mechanical failure and would retire from the event and Spiewak would spin. Short would get spun while leading late giving Kyle Barger the opportunity to pick up the win from his sixth place start with RJ Akers in second and Antonelli finishing third. Saturday evening's event was the final event of the 2020 season and fans were able to get a look at the ongoing work on the track for the 2021 season. The smaller 600 mini-sprint track has had the banking in the turns increased and the straights lengthened. Plymouth Speedway thanks all the many fans that have attending the races during this difficult season with the many restrictions and appreciates everyones patience and cooperation. Look for an exciting 2021 schedule to be released later this winter at plymouthspeedway.net.

 

 

Michael Day Emerges as Winner in Wildly Unpredictable ‘Bandits Event at Monarch!

Wichita Falls, TX (10/11/20) by DarinShort.com. Vegas odds makers would go broke at Monarch Motor Speedway when the Sprint Car Bandits Series rolls into town. Every Sprint Car Bandits event over the years, thus far, has produced wildly unpredictable outcomes…and last night was no different.

An unseasonably warm yet pleasant fall day greeted fans and 27 Sprint Car Bandits teams to a beautifully prepared Monarch Motor Speedway located on the western side of Wichita Falls, TX.

It didn’t take long for the sign of what was to come, when in hot laps Mark Seiple would get crossed up going into corner three leaving Chance McCrary and Chris Tarrant with nowhere to go – and the result would leave McCrary with too much damage to compete in the evening’s event. Tarrant and Seiple would be able to continue on with the show.

In the www.AirPerformanceDFW.com first heat race would feature Casey Burkham advancing from a 5th place starting position, to win, on the hammer-down track surface. Chad Wilson would pass 6 cars to finish 3rd while Jason Howell would advance one spot to pick up the second-place honors.

Not to be outdone by all of the passing in the first heat race, OSR house car pilot Channin Tankersley would fire off in 7th place and blast his way through the field to take a commanding win in heat race two. Claud Estes III and Jerrad Warhurst would each advance one spot from their starting positions to fill out the rest of the podium positions.

In the www.FixYourGenerator.com heat race three, Lucas Boxwell would get into the corner three wall hard sending his car into a hard series of flips that ended in corner 4 and ending his night. Lucas would emerge from the car unscathed much to the relief of the Monarch crowd.

With the top two heat finishers each advancing to the $500 to win Cabinets by Tommy Dash for Cash, young Austin Saunders would square off with Channin Tankersley in the front row, with Jerrad Warhurst, Casey Burkham, Michael Day and Jason Howell rounding out the field. Tankersley would ride the high line to a commanding win in the six-lapper.

Special thanks to Cabinets by Tommy for adding $1,000 cash total into the night’s events. It is much appreciated by the series and all of the teams. If your business or residence is looking for quality cabinetry, email TommysCabinets@outlook.com for a great solution.

Due to the array of mechanical and crash woes going into the feature event, it was determined to start all 23 available remaining cars directly into the A-feature and skip the B-feature. Special thanks to Monarch Motor Speedway for adding to the feature event purse by agreeing to starting more cars in this event. (That was actually determined weeks ago, to give more teams a chance to make the feature event since many of the SCB teams have to travel a good distance to get to the track.)

Channin Tankersley would earn the Peaked Performer award provided by www.PeakedRoofing.com of Ft. Worth Texas by amassing the highest amount of finishing and passing points in the field…which lined him up on the pole of the 25-lapper to come.

As the green flag dropped, the thundering field would all complete the first lap with Channin Tankersley taking the lead on the wide, fast racing surface.

But then just as soon as everyone witnessing the event pushed the winning odds into Tankersley’s favor, 19-year-old Casey Burkham would blast by him on the high side entering corner three to take a 4-car lead in corner 4 on lap two.

The next few laps would go green while lead drivers would run precariously close to the wall all around the speedway. It was then that disaster would strike 2nd place running Tankersley when he would get into the corner 3 wall sending his car into the fence with a series of endo’s. Channin would quickly climb out of the car with the relieved Monarch fans giving him a huge round of applause for his efforts throughout the night.

On the restart, Burkham would resume his pace as leader with Chad Wilson running in second and Michael Day running in third.

The race would then go yellow three laps later when Collin Horner would get into the corner 3 wall just enough that it caused him to stop in corner 4.

On the next restart it quickly became evidenced that the track was starting to transition and Chad Wilson would run the middle line with Burkham still on the top side. The pair would race side-by-side until Wilson would wrestle the lead from Burkham. The lead trio of cars would then all transition to the middle groove until around lap 17 when a spinning car would bring out the yellow.

Wilson would charge off to the restart lead when all heck broke loose, when Burkham and Wilson would be sidelined from an array of issues of contact and flat tires.

Suddenly, that would leave Michael Day on the point – whom had been lurking in a solid 3rd place nearly the entire event. Jason Howell would take over 2nd place with Christian Kinnison and John Ricketts (up from 20th) would complete your top 4.

It was during this green flag run that Junior Jenkins night would end after getting into the frontstretch wall sending his #23 sprinter into a hard series of flips right in front of the horrified Monarch crowd. Moments later Junior would pop out of the car, as if he were just taking a Sunday drive, and the crowd erupted into applause to show their support of the popular Greenville, Texas veteran racer.

After the track was cleared, Day would resume the lead with Kinnison, Howell, Mundie and Ricketts rounding out the top 5. Day would extend his lead to 20 car lengths after six green flag laps when Hearne Texas veteran racer Larry Howery would get into the frontstretch wall sending his car into a tangle with the catch fence and bringing out the caution.

Since the race was now inside of three laps to go, the final restart would be lined up single file and the race would go green-white-checkers with Day taking his first win of the Sprint Car Bandits season, with a ‘Bandits career highest finish for Christian Kinnison finishing in 2nd, with Howell, Mundie and Ricketts rounding out the top 5.

The Sprint Car Bandits would also like to thank

Tammy Pack Sturgeon

​ of

All Import Auto Parts

​ for putting up $200 on Saturday night to the driver that was the last driver running driver to take the checkers in the feature race, and that award went to Joshua Harner​ - THANK YOU Tammy for jumping onboard with this promo on Saturday night!

We’d like to thank all of the teams, Monarch Motor Speedway, the race fans, track workers and our event sponsors for all coming together and enjoying a beautiful night for racing. The A-feature for the SCB was completed before 11:30pm with still very pleasant outdoor weather conditions.

Next up for the Sprint Car Bandits series will be the Series Finale at 82 Speedway in Petty Texas with the running of the 2nd Annual Paul Peters Memorial – paying a potential $3,000 to win thanks to more added bonus money from Cabinets by Tommy! Complete event details will be coming out in just a few days. That event will be a twilight event with a 5pm start time on Saturday, November 7th. All other division results, pictures and more will be posted tomorrow.

Series points will be updated this coming week as well, but Michael Day is leading going into the final event with Claud Estes III in second.

Here are the A-feature results of the ‘Falls Town Sprint Showdown’ at Monarch Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 10th:

67 – Michael Day (first ‘Bandits win of 2020)

82c – Christian Kinnison (highest career SCB finish)

44 – Jason Howell (highest career SCB finish)

4 – Austin Mundie (started 19th)

99b – John Ricketts (started 20th)

74e – Claud Estes III (started 21st)

6m – Blake Mallory

7 – Jerrad Warhurst

39h – Dustyn Welch

4b – Austin Burkham

41j – Josh Harner

69h – Larry Howery

20 – Chad Wilson

45b – Casey Burkham

23 – Junior Jenkins

82s – Austin Saunders

45x – Collin Horner

17 – Channin Tankersley

83 – Jett Hays

72x – Chris Tarrant

f41 – Landon Thompson

Non-Starters/Non-Qualifiers: Sterling Hoff, Chance McCrary, Lucas Boxwell & Austin Smith.

 

 

Zach Blurton Claims Final United Rebel Sprint Series Race of Season at Salina Speedway, Series Championship

SALINA, Kansas (October 9, 2020) – Eleven cars were in action on Friday night at Salina Speedway with the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing. It was Quinter, Kansas’ Zach Blurton topping the field in the 25-lap feature event. Blurton was also crowned the 2020 URSS Champion for the fourth time in his career.

Jed Werner and Lincoln, Nebraska’s Jason Danley set the pace of Friday’s finale. Mayhem ensued on the start, with Danley spinning. On the restart JD Johnson took off with the early lead on lap one over Blurton. Blurton kept the heat turned on to get past Johnson on the second lap while Ty Williams moved forward from a fifth place starting position.

On lap 5, Williams maneuvered around Johnson to claim second and began to reel in Blurton for the lead. Lap six saw a 0.023-second difference between Blurton and Williams, but it was Blurton cranking up the wick in the following laps to regain some difference between he and Williams.

Jason Danley charged back to the front throughout the course of the feature event and was able to edge ahead of JD Johnson for third on lap 16. The remaining laps saw Blurton continuing to stretch the lead over Ty Williams, with Jason Danley, JD Johnson, and Jeff Stasa following. Blurton went on to win the 25-lap feature event and claimed his fourth United Rebel Sprint Series Championship.

Friday’s heat race victories were claimed by Zach Blurton and JD Johnson. The Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard-charger was awarded to Ty Williams, finishing second from the fifth place starting position.

United Rebel Sprint Series

Salina Speedway – Salina, Kansas

October 9, 2020

Heat One (8 laps): 1) Zach Blurton, 2) Ty Williams, 3) Jed Werner, 4) Taylor Velasquez, 5) Tim Fricke, 6) Brady Skrdlant

Heat Two (8 laps): 1) JD Johnson, 2) Jason Danley, 3) Jeff Stasa, 4) Eric Matthews, 5) Howard Van Dyke

A Feature (25 laps): 1) Zach Blurton, 2) Ty Williams, 3) Jason Danley, 4) JD Johnson, 5) Jeff Stasa, 6) Eric Matthews, 7) Taylor Velasquez, 8) Jed Werner, 9) Tim Fricke, 10) Howard Van Dyke, 11) Brady Skrdlant

 

 

MALCUIT, 2 FOR DROWN, BALDWIN & JAMES WINNERS OF WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY'S OHIO DIRT BLOWOUT

​Orrville, Ohio

​Friday & Saturday October 9 & 10, 2020

​By Mike Swanger

​ The racing season came to a close at Wayne County Speedway this week end with the running of the 8th annual Ohio Dirt Blowout with a total of eight different class' of cars during the two day event. Starting the Saturday night action were the Pine Tree Towing and Recovery Sprint Cars racing for the Rick Susong Memorial and at the drop of the green flag, Strasburg's Henry Malcuit out hustled dash winner R J Jacobs into turn one and would lead all the way for his first feature win aboard the Red Malcuit Inc., Malcuit Engines and McIntosh Oil ​#70. Jacobs would keep the pressure on Malcuit early on in the race as Chris Myers was right behind the two leaders. Jacobs, who was driving the Prosser owned #19, would try a slider in turn one and two but came up short of completing the pass for the lead on lap 15 and then three laps later, his night would end when he hit the guardrail in turn one and flip over the guardrail. he would walk away ok. This would put Myers in second with Tom Schinderle in third and after the restart, Schinderle's car really hooked up as he challenged Myers for second and with three laps to go secured second place from Myers but could not catch Malcuit in the last three circuits. Myers finished third with Dean Jacobs, who was in the Ray Miller owned #22 finished fourth with Troy Kingan, the heat winner, taking fifth.

Charlie Duncan would lead the opening lap of the Malcuit Tavern Super Late Model feature but as he came out of turn two on the second lap went off the back stretch and ended his race as pole sitter Dave Hornikel would take the lead back. He would open up about a 10 car length advantage early on as Ryan Markam, Brett Bee, Doug Drown, Justin Chance and Mitch Caskey all were racing tightly for position. Markham would bounce off the turn one guardrail and suffer a flat tire on lap nine. He would change tires and would work his way back through the field. Drown would take second on lap 13 and chase down Hornikel and finally passed Hornikel on lap 20 but Hornikel wasn't giving it up easy as he come back and lead laps 21 and 22 before Drown would take over for good aboard the B.A.'s Place Malcuit Tavern and Malcuit Engines #79. With two laps to go, Caskey powered past Hornikel and then on the last lap, Markham came back to finish third ahead of Hornikel as Cody Scott grabbed fifth place after starting 15th. Chance and Drown topped the heat races.

Randolph's Larry Baldwin would start outside front row of the McKenzie Concrete Super Stock feature and set the pace for the opening three laps as pole sitter Tyler Wiles would do a slider on Baldwin coming out of turn four on lap four to take the lead for that lap but Baldwin and his All Star Performance, Aamco and Friendship Acres Bar & Grill #7up would retake the point on the next circuit and then steadily pull away for the win. Doug Drown would take second on lap 6 but could not chase down Baldwin, who was the heat winner also. Wiles would end up third with Brandon Craver and Chase Alexander filling out the top five. It was also the last night of the Swanger Sports 'Summer Series' for the Super Stocks and with his 6th place finish in the feature, John Wilson claimed the four race championship with Chase Alexander second and Brandon Craver third.

The wildest feature of the week end was the Modified feature with Kyle Moore quickly taking the point on the opening lap from his fourth starting spot with outside pole starter Nathan Loney following Moore, who would start to open up a good size lead but on lap six would bounce off the guardrail in turn two and allow Loney and Doug Drown, who had moved into third on the fourth lap to close in. Things changed on the ninth circuit as the Lapped car of Scott Boyd spun in front of Loney and Drown. Loney would make hard contact with the spun car while Drown clipped Loney's car. Loney's car was hauled off ending his night while Drown was able to continue with his damaged car. As the action went back to green and both Moore and Drown driving cars that were damaged and hard to handle both were able to pull away from the rest of the field. With the laps clicking off, Drown was trying every groove to get around Moore for the lead but could not do it but as the two went down the backstretch for the last time, three lapped cars would come into play. Moore elected to go to the low groove while Drown went to the highside going into turn three and Moore would get hung up behind one of the lapped cars while Drown and his Custom Race Engines and SID Racing #5 was able to clear the slower cars and beat Moore back to the finish line by less than a car length as the Wooster driver would pick up his second win of the night. Colton Shaw made a last lap pass on Robbie Ledger for third as John Mollick filled out the top five. Heat winners were Moore, Drown, and D J Cline.

The JoyRide Transport Mini Stocks would be competing for the Sam Huffman Memorial and with thier feature wins on Friday night, Jordan James and Cody Newbury would start on the front row it would be all James all the way. Driving the Loudonville based, Ugly Duck Bar & Grill, Lorentz Lawn Care and Lochevale Farms #83 would lead all the way for the win. Newbury would drop out with mechanical issues on lap three as Colton St. John would pester James for the lead but never could swipe the point away. Bobby Searls would take third with Travis Hutton and Johnny Bruce Sr. rounding out the top five. Billy Parsons won the last chance race. Saturday night was also the last night of the Kirsch Properties 'Summer Series' for the Mini Stocks and with his win, Jordan James won the series with Doug Hensel second and Travis Hutton third.

In Friday nights action, Don Rutt scored his second career win in the McKenzie Concrete Super Stock as the Wooster driver and his D L Rutt Builders, The Rott Shop and the Shuttle Specialties #910 held off Brad Hensel, Chase Alexander, Tyler Wiles and Jordan James, winning the heat races were Brandon Craver and Alexander.

The JoyRide Transport Mini Stocks would run two features with the second feature starting with a complete invert of the finish from the first feature. James would win the first feature with Colton St John, Cody Newbury, Travis Hutton, who won the second last chance race, and Bobby Searls in the top five. Even though they started at the very back of the second feature, Newbury would claim the win in the second feature as St. John would finish second again and James would grab third as David Keagy and Anthony Collins would fill out the top five. Friday night heat winners were Dakota Graciani, Collins, Newbury and James with Jolene Voshel winning the first last chance race.

Tracy Fritter set the pace for the first four laps of the ModLite main but after that, Toboso's Jimmy Smith took over and drove away for his second win at 'Orrville's Historic Oval' this season. Driving the Phil Stalling Classic car # 280 was chased across the finish line by Fritter, Darrick Hubbard, Tim Callahan and Cody Stillion as Callahan and Smith grabbed the heat checkered flags.

Sunbury's Rob Stambaugh went flag to flag for the win in the Truck feature as the Russell Landscape Services, James Madison Insurance and All City Auto Wrecking, Rolly Heyder owned #10 was followed by heat winner Dewey Powell, Blake Heyder, Derek Cordia and Chad Squires.

​WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

​Saturday, October 10, 2020

​PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS

Dash R J Jacobs, Henry Malcuit, Chris Myers, Tom Schinderle

​Heat 1 Troy Kingan, Dean Jacobs, Wyatt Zimmerman, Kris Davis, Shawn Hubler dns, Dylan Kingan dns, Ray Miller dns

​Feature Henry Malcuit, Tom Schinderle, Chris Myers, Dean Jacobs, Troy Kingan, Wyatt Zimmerman, Dylan Kingan, R J Jacobs, Kris Davis, Shawn Hubler, Ray Miller dns

​MALCUIT TAVERN SUPER LATE MODELS

​Heat 1 Justin Chance, Dave Hornikel, Charlie Duncan, Todd Brennan, Alan Baker, Aaron Phillis, Jason Henderson, Cody Scott, Phil Wade, J R Gentry

​Heat 2 Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, Brett Bee, Mitch Caskey, Howard Fraley, Jerry Aber, Craig Hartong, Doug Baird, Corey Conley, Hiram Bachmann

​Feature Doug Drown, Mitch Caskey, Ryan Markham, Dave Hornikel, Cody Scott, Justin Chance, Brett Bee, Alan Baker, Todd Brennan, Aaron Phillis, Jerry Aber, Jason Henderson, Howard Fraley, Craig Hartong, Doug Baird, Corey Conley, Charlie Duncan, Hiram Bachmann, J R Gentry dns, Phil Wade dns

​MCKENZIE CONCRETE SUPER STOCKS

​Heat 1 Larry Baldwin, Doug Drown, Brandon Craver, Tyler Wiles, Chase Alexander, Brad Hensel, Jason St John, Don Rutt, John Wilson, James Alleman

​Feature Larry Baldwin, Doug Drown, Tyler Wiles, Brandon Craver, Chase Alexander, John Wilson, Jason St. John, Brad Hensel, James Alleman, Don Rutt

​MODIFIEDS

​Heat 1 Kyle Moore, Nathan Loney, John Mollick, Landin Wetzel, Richard Grogg, Cody Basinger, Scott Boyd, Bruce Miller

​Heat 2 Doug Drown, Colton Shaw, Chad Coleman, Leighton Wetzel, Mark Gardiner, Mason Canter, Brandon Morrow, Zach Hershey

​Heat 3 D J Cline, Robbie Ledger, Mitch Lam, Jeremy Waite, Pauly Hess, Jimmy Smith, Barry Jacobs

Feature Doug Drown, Kyle Moore, Colton Shaw, Robbie Ledger, John Mollick, Mark Gardiner, Leighton Wetzel, Jeremy Waite, Pauly Hess, Mason Canter, Zack Hershey, Jimmy Smith, Richard Grogg, Cody Basinger, Nathan Loney, Scott Boyd, Chad Coleman, Mitch Lam, D J Cline, Landin Wetzel, Bruce Miller, Barry Jacobs

JOYRIDE TRANSPORT MINI STOCKS

'B' Main Billy Parsons, Johnny Bruce Sr., Dakota Graciani, Doug Hensel, Kevin Markey, Wayne Newbury, Billy Dawson, Kyle Noel, Clayton Evans, Chris Collins, Matt Shapaka, Jeremy Hudson, Ashley Evans, Steven Lester, Cody Radcliff, Cory Staley dns

Feature Jordan James, Colton St. John, Bobby Searls, Travis Hutton, Johnny Bruce Sr., Anthony Collins, Doug Hensel, David Keagy, Ryan Carder, John Louis, Billy Parsons, Stephen Crowe, Wayne Newbury, Kyle Noel, Billy Dawson, Chris Collins, Kevin Markey, Clayton Evans, Dakota Graciani, Cody Newbury

FRIDAY NIGHT RESULTS

​October 9, 2020

​MCKENZIE CONCRETE SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Brandon Craver, Doug Drown, Luke Sprouse, Matt Shroyer, Tyler Wiles, Jason St.John, Paul McVicker, Dave Uhler

Heat 2 Chase Alexander, Brad Hensel, Jordan James, Don Rutt, Trae Schonauer, Virgil Masters, Paul Holmes, Pete McCune

Feature Don Rutt, Brad Hensel, Chase Alexander, Tyler Wiles, Jordan James, Matt Shroyer, Jason St.John, Trae Schonauer, Brandon Craver, Doug Drown, Paul McVicker, Virgil Masters dns, Paul Holmes dns, David Uhler dns, Pete McCune dns

JOYRIDE TRANSPORT MINI STOCKS

Heat 1 Dakota Graciani, Colton St. John, Ryan Carder, Johnny Bruce Sr., Kevin Markey, Cody Radcliff, Jimmy Burns, Brian Tomblin, Jeremy Hudson, Ashley Evans

Heat 2 Anthony Collins, David Keagy, Stephen Crowe, Kyle Petit, Jolene Voshel, Doug Hensel, Molly Rannigan, Dan Kinch, Matt Hensel

Heat 3 Cody Newbury, Cory Staley, Billy Parsons, Brent Boreman, Matt Shapaka, Clayton Evans, Tim Lynn, Travis Hutton, Brian Butler

Heat 4 Jordan James, Bobby Searls, Wes Staley, John Louis, Steven Lester, Coree Boyd, Anthony Short, Chris Collins, Dustin Regan 'B'Main 1 Jolene Voshel, Jimmy Burns, Cody Radcliff, Brian Tomblin, Kevin Markey, Ashley Evans, Doug Hensel dns, Molly Rannigan dns, Dan Kinch dns, Jeremy Hudson dns, Matt Hensel dns

'B'Main 2 Travis Hutton, Steven Lester, Anthony Short, Coree Boyd, Chris Collins, Clayton Evans, Matt Shapaka, Tim Lynn dns, Brian Butler dns

Feature 1 Jordan James, Colton St John, Cody Newbury, Travis Hutton, Bobby Searls, Cory Staley, Brent Boreman, Ryan Carder, Kyle Petit, Stephen Crowe, David Keagy, Jolene Voshel, Wes Staley, John Louis, Steven Lester, Jimmy Burns, Dakota Graciani, Johnny Bruce Sr., Anthony Collins, Billy Parsons, Doug Hensel

Feature 2 Cody Newbury, Colton St.John, Jordan James, David Keagy, Anthony Collins, Travis Hutton, Bobby Searls, John Louis, Brent Boreman, Wes Staley, Jolene Voshel, Kyle Petit, Stephen Crowe, Doug Hensel, Steven Lester, Jimmy Burns, Cory Staley, Ryan Carder, Dakota Graciani, Billy Parsons, Johnny Bruce Sr.

MOD LITES

Heat 1 Tim Callahan, Darrick Hubbard, Tanner McLoughlin, Justin Pierce, Cody Stillion, Rick Mardis, Jeremy Paden

Heat 2 Jimmy Smith, Tracy Fritter, Jon Preston, Rory Reed, Carson Hubbard, Dustin Kolanski

Feature Jimmy Smith, Tracy Fritter, Darrick Hubbard, Tim Callahan, Cody Stillion, Tanner McLoughlin, Justin Pierce, Rick Mardis, Jon Preston, Jeremy Paden, Carson Hubbard, Dustin Kolanski, Rory Reed

TRUCKS

Heat 1 Dewey Powell, Rob Stambaugh, Blake Heyder, Derek Cordia, Chad Squires, Austin Swisher dns, Andy King dns

Feature Rob Stambaugh, Dewey Powell, Blake Heyder, Derek Cordia, Chad Squires, Austin Swisher dns, Andy King dns

 

 

Reutzel puts exclamation point on 3rd All Star title with Jim Ford Classic win at Fremont

 Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Aaron Reutzel put an exclamation point on his third consecutive Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobil 1 championship by leading all 40 laps at Fremont Speedway Saturday, Oct. 10 to score the $10,000 payday on the series’ season finale. Reutzel’s 11th All Star win of the season came during the 13th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic on Kear’s Speed Shop Night to also wrap up the track’s racing for 2020.

It was Reutzel’s third career win at Fremont and came after an eighth place finish the previous night at the track. Reutzel made some very daring moves in lapped traffic and when the checkers flew he had a nearly seven second lead.

It was also a special night for Reutzel as his wife was able to attend and his son won his first go-kart race in Iowa Saturday night.

“Tonight just went our way. When you qualify good and get in the dash you’re able to try things. Last night the ruts never went away…it got real slick all around them but they never went away and I thought tonight was going to be a times two that. I told Dillon…let’s go for it, let’s live or die by the ruts so we made sure our car could drive through the ruts. I know there’s a few other cars here that get real tight if they look at any moisture they are no good. I figured if we could get good through the ruts we might be one of the only ones doing it. It played out good. It was a gamble but I wanted to make $10,000 on top of that $65,000 today. So we went for it and it played out good. This is three years in a row we ended the All Stars by winning so I wanted to keep that streak going as well,” said Reutzel beside his Fischer Body Shop/Folkens Brothers Trucking/XXX Chassis/Nattress Construction #67.

For the second straight night in a row Cole Duncan charged through the pack to a second place finish. He was the hard charger, coming from 18th starting position.

“Second sucks. Congrats to Reutzel and the Baughman guys. He was the class of the field, not only in this area but in the country for the last three years. That was a fun race. We just kept picking them off and driving as hard as I could…that’s my job. These guys behind me just don’t quit. We kind of looked down and out…we didn’t look very good in the heat race…we were just too tight. I let us down and let a spot go and it really docked us some starting spots there. We kept working on the car and we got there…almost. Second still sucks,” said Duncan.

Friday’s feature winner Cap Henry rounded out the podium as his car faded a little last after he ran second most of the feature event.

“About eight or nine to go the motor kind of laid down and I was just trying to ride it out and make sure it didn’t lose all the oil pressure. I was really good until that first caution…after that Aaron just kicked our asses the rest of the feature. I’m proud of my team…we had a really good year and this is my best Jim Ford finish,” said Henry.

Paul Weaver took the lead on the third lap of the 25-lap Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 A-main and drove away to his eighth victory of the year at Fremont to go with seven at Attica Raceway Park. It was Weaver’s 59th career victory at Fremont, placing him fifth on the track’s all-time win list.

“I want to thank DJ Foos and Mikey Sommers. I bought a bunch of tires (used) from them tonight and DJ said run this one. He won with it last week and now I know why he won with it,” said Weaver of his B&B Drain Service/Hampshire Racing Engines/M&L Excavating backed #1W.

Not to be outdone, but Shawn Valenti made it a sweep of the weekend in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks, taking the lead on lap nine after a spirited battle with Jamie Miller and never looking back on route to his sixth victory of the year. It was Valenti’s 61st career win at Fremont Speedway, placing him third on the track’s all-time win list.

“Jim Ford Classic…he and his family are the ones that brought this track back to life and to win one of these races is very special,” said Valenti of his Craig Miller Trucking/KS Sales and Service/Best Performance Motorsports/A Plus Auto Center/Gutter Works/Roelle Fabrication/Scott’s Property Maintenance/Gressman Powersports backed #7B

Reutzel and Ian Madsen brought the field to green for the 40-lap All Star/FAST A-main with Reutzel jumping into a commanding lead over Madsen, Bill Balog, Shane Stewart, Henry and Paul McMahan. A multi-car crash on lap two took out several contenders including Madsen and Cory Eliason.

The brief stoppage didn’t slow Reutzel down as he drove away on the restart and hit lapped traffic by lap seven as Henry had worked his way into second. A caution on lap 12 wiped out the advantage for Reutzel with Henry, Hunter Schuerenberg, Stewart and Greg Wilso in tow. Meanwhile, Duncan had charged from 18th to eighth.

Reutzel’s lead was over three seconds at the half-way point but very heavy lapped traffic allowed Henry to close quickly with Schuerenberg, Greg Wilson and Duncan in pursuit. By lap 23, Henry had whittled Reutzel’s lead down to 1.8 seconds but once Reutzel disposed oa few lapped machines, he built his lead back up to five seconds with 10 laps to go.

Henry continued to ride along in second while Shuerenberg, Duncan and Wilson battled hard for third. Duncan was able to get around Henry on the white flag lap but Reutzel’s lead was insurmountable as he cruised to the win. Duncan, Henry, Schuerenberg and Wilson rounded out the top five.

Fremont Speedway was badass tonight. I thought it was fun…it was technical. It got wild for me in lapped traffic…there were guys racing all over the place. The lapped cars were real sportsmen. I know I was throwing some big sliders and I would lose a lot of momentum and they would get back to my inside but none of them raced me back or slid me back. It’s incredible what the Baughmans have put together for me and all the partners that have been involved from the beginning. It’s absolutely incredible what we have accomplished….I never would have dreamed it,” Reutzel said.

Chris Verda and Rich Farmer paced the field for the start of the 305 sprint A-main with Verda taking the lead over Weaver, Farmer, Steve Rando, Matt Foos and Tyler Shullick. Weaver built his advantage to nearly three seconds by lap seven as Rando, the previous week’s winner, grabbed the runner-up spot as Verda, Foos and Alvin Roepke battled for third.

A red on lap 12 kept the field close but when the green flew so did Weaver, pulling to a two second lead with six laps to go. Weaver cruised to the win over Rando, Foos, Roepke and Shullick.

Several cautions during the first half of the 20 lap dirt truck A-main kept leader Jaime Miller and Valenti close but Miller would exit the track to the pits on lap nine. Now in charge, Valenti pulled away while a tremendous battle ensued for second involving Kent Brewer, Keith Sorg and Cory McCaughey.

Valenti drove away to the win over Sorg who edged Brewer, McCaughey and Austin Black.

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Kear's Speed Shop was founded by Chuck and Shirley Kear in 1969 at its present location on Market Street in downtown Tiffin.

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Fremont Speedway

Kear’s Speed Shop Night

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020

All Star Circuit of Champions

Qualifying

Group (A)

1. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.981; 2. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.015; 3. 19-Paige Polyak, 13.224; 4. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.235; 5. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.328; 6. 5-Byron Reed, 13.445; 7. 15-Mitch Harble, 13.478; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.515; 9. 14W-Chad Wilson, 13.658

Group (B)

1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.050; 2. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.298; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 13.353; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.400; 5. 23-Cole Macedo, 13.452; 6. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 13.535; 7. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.907; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 14.489

Group (C)

1. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.214; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.378; 3. 70-Cale Thomas, 13.470; 4. 4-Cap Henry, 13.733; 5. 28M-Conner Morrell, 13.770; 6. 47-Todd King, 13.951; 7. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 14.095; 8. 21j-Jeffrey Neubert, 15.176

Group (D)

1. 17-Ian Madsen, 13.045; 2. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.125; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.198; 4. O7-Bill Balog, 13.203; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.258; 6. 11-Zeb Wise, 13.584; 7. 5R-Ryan Ruhl, 13.803; 8. 1-Nate Dussel, 99.510

Group (E)

1. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.344; 2. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.373; 3. 16-DJ Foos, 13.469; 4. 71-Shane Stewart, 13.480; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.817; 6. 71H-Max Stambaugh, 13.819; 7. 4T-Josh Turner, 13.870; 8. 55m-McKenna Haase, 99.730

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. O9-Craig Mintz [1]; 2. 19-Paige Polyak [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton [3]; 5. 28-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 5-Byron Reed [6]; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker [8]; 8. 15-Mitch Harble [7]; 9. 14W-Chad Wilson [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. 3C-Cale Conley [3]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 15K-Chad Kemenah [6]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 7. 2L-Landon Lalonde [8]; 8. 23-Cole Macedo [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 4-Cap Henry [1]; 2. 70-Cale Thomas [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs [3]; 5. 28M-Conner Morrell [5]; 6. 47-Todd King [6]; 7. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [7]; 8. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. O7-Bill Balog [1]; 2. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 4. 17-Ian Madsen [4]; 5. 11-Zeb Wise [6]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 7. 5R-Ryan Ruhl [7]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 71-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 16-DJ Foos [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 5. 71H-Max Stambaugh [6]; 6. 4T-Josh Turner [7]; 7. 55M-McKenna Haase [8]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [5]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)

1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 4-Cap Henry [4]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton [2]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)

1. 17-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 71-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. O7-Bill Balog [3]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 6. O9-Craig Mintz [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 28-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 15K-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 11-Zeb Wise [4]; 5. 28M-Conner Morrell [5]; 6. 5-Byron Reed [7]; 7. 71H-Max Stambaugh [6]; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker [11]; 9. 5R-Ryan Ruhl [12]; 10. 23-Cole Macedo [16]; 11. 4T-Josh Turner [8]; 12. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 13. 55M-McKenna Haase [15]; 14. 15-Mitch Harble [17]; 15. 47-Todd King [10]; 16. 14W-Chad Wilson [20]; 17. 2L-Landon Lalonde [14]; 18. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [18]; 19. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [13]; 20. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert [19]

A-Main (40 Laps)

1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [17]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [3]; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [10]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 6. 71-Shane Stewart [4]; 7. O7-Bill Balog [6]; 8. 70-Cale Thomas [15]; 9. 28-Tim Shaffer [20]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [8]; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs [21]; 12. 11-Zeb Wise [23]; 13. 5T-Travis Philo [9]; 14. 3C-Cale Conley [13]; 15. 99-Skylar Gee [18]; 16. 16-DJ Foos [14]; 17. 3J-Trey Jacobs [19]; 18. O9-Craig Mintz [11]; 19. 19-Paige Polyak [12]; 20. 15K-Chad Kemenah [22]; 21. 3-Jac Haudenschild [16]; 22. 17-Ian Madsen [2]; 23. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 24. 22B-Ryan Broughton [24]

305 Sprints – Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying

1.1H-Zeth Sabo, 14.026; 2.19R-Steve Rando, 14.116; 3.26-Jamie Miller, 14.116; 4.1W-Paul Weaver, 14.146; 5.99-Alvin Roepke, 14.258; 6.Z10-Brandon Moore, 14.317; 7.12-Kyle Capodice, 14.372; 8.12F-Matt Foos, 14.389; 9.97-Kyle Peters, 14.393; 10.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 14.407; 11.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.452; 12.5-Kody Brewer, 14.483; 13.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.484; 14.61-Tyler Shullick, 14.490; 15.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 14.525; 16.29-Rich Farmer, 14.547; 17.9-Logan Riehl, 14.567; 18.3V-Chris Verda, 14.607; 19.77I-Kelsey Ivy, 14.608; 20.36-Seth Schneider, 14.615; 21.10-Josh Harrison, 14.763; 22.51-Garrett Craine, 14.781; 23.75-Jerry Dahms, 14.838; 24.3F-Wade Fraley, 14.848; 25.6-Jimmie Ward, 15.129; 26.77X-Jamin Kindred, 15.798; 27.63-Randy Ruble, 19.415; 28.X-Mike Keegan, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 3. 1H-Zeth Sabo[4] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 5. Z10-Brandon Moore[1] ; 6. 10-Josh Harrison[6] ; 7. 51-Garrett Craine[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 2. 3V-Chris Verda[1] ; 3. 3X-Brandon Riehl[2] ; 4. X15-Kasey Ziebold[3] ; 5. 3F-Wade Fraley[5] ; 6. 77X-Jamin Kindred[6] ; 7. X-Mike Keegan[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 12F-Matt Foos[3] ; 2. 29-Rich Farmer[2] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 4. 77I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 5. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 6. 6-Jimmie Ward[7] ; 7. 9-Logan Riehl[1]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 5-Kody Brewer[1] ; 2. 61-Tyler Shullick[5] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 5. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[6] ; 6. 63-Randy Ruble[7] ; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[2]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. Z10-Brandon Moore[1] ; 2. 3F-Wade Fraley[2] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[12] ; 4. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[4] ; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[11] ; 6. 9-Logan Riehl[10] ; 7. 6-Jimmie Ward[7] ; 8. 51-Garrett Craine[9] ; 9. 77X-Jamin Kindred[6] ; 10. 63-Randy Ruble[8] ; 11. 10-Josh Harrison[5] ; 12. 75-Jerry Dahms[3]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 3. 12F-Matt Foos[6] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 5. 61-Tyler Shullick[5] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[13] ; 7. 3V-Chris Verda[1] ; 8. 3X-Brandon Riehl[11] ; 9. 97-Kyle Peters[16] ; 10. 77I-Kelsey Ivy[15] ; 11. Z10-Brandon Moore[17] ; 12. X15-Kasey Ziebold[14] ; 13. X-Mike Keegan[19] ; 14. 3F-Wade Fraley[18] ; 15. 1H-Zeth Sabo[9] ; 16. 26-Jamie Miller[10] ; 17. 29-Rich Farmer[2] ; 18. 5-Kody Brewer[8] ; 19. 12-Kyle Capodice[12] ; 20. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[20]

Dirt Trucks – Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[8] ; 2. 32H-Dan Hennig[1] ; 3. 4s-Keith Sorg[6] ; 4. 7H-JT Horn[5] ; 5. 8S-Matt Foos[10] ; 6. 115-Ben Good[7] ; 7. 51W-Thomas Anderson[3] ; 8. 16-Jim Holcomb[2] ; 9. 54-Alex Stoudinger[4] ; 10. 77-Steven Pocock[9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 78-Austin Black [1] ; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[7] ; 4. 13-Andy Keegan[2] ; 5. 17x-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 6. 23m-Brad Mitten[5] ; 7. 26-Kyle Lagrou[8] ; 8. 911-Ron Miller[3] ; 9. 6-Cody Truman[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 7X-Brad Keckler[3] ; 2. 4M-Jamie Miller[5] ; 3. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[1] ; 4. P51-Paul Brown JR[6] ; 5. 27-Calob Crispen[8] ; 6. 1x-Patrick Pinkston[2] ; 7. 93B-Bryce Black[7] ; 8. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[9] ; 9. 20-Caleb Shearn[4]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 23m-Brad Mitten[2] ; 2. 911-Ron Miller[8] ; 3. 115-Ben Good[1] ; 4. 26-Kyle Lagrou[5] ; 5. 6-Cody Truman[11] ; 6. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[9] ; 7. 1x-Patrick Pinkston[3] ; 8. 93B-Bryce Black[6] ; 9. 77-Steven Pocock[13] ; 10. 51W-Thomas Anderson[4] ; 11. 16-Jim Holcomb[7] ; 12. 54-Alex Stoudinger[10] ; 13. 20-Caleb Shearn[12]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 2. 4s-Keith Sorg[1] ; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4] ; 4. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[3] ; 5. 78-Austin Black [12] ; 6. P51-Paul Brown JR[5] ; 7. 32H-Dan Hennig[10] ; 8. 911-Ron Miller[17] ; 9. 115-Ben Good[18] ; 10. 6-Cody Truman[20] ; 11. 7H-JT Horn[6] ; 12. 26-Kyle Lagrou[19] ; 13. 8S-Matt Foos[13] ; 14. 17x-Dustin Keegan[14] ; 15. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[11] ; 16. 27-Calob Crispen[15] ; 17. 7X-Brad Keckler[7] ; 18. 13-Andy Keegan[9] ; 19. 23m-Brad Mitten[16] ; 20. 4M-Jamie Miller[2]

 

 

DECAIRE SPRINTS TO HARD FOUGHT SOUTHERN SPRINT CAR SHOOTOUT SERIES VICTORY

October 10, 2020 - Punta Gorda, Florida - Defending BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series champion Troy DeCaire won a hard fought event Saturday night at 417 Speedway, and in the process, snapped a seven month long winless streak. DeCaire fought off late race challenges from John Inman and Daniel Miller.

DeCaire started in the ninth starting position and wasted no time working his way to the front quickly once the green flag dropped. After only ten laps DeCaire quickly found himself in second place and began to set sail for early leader Shane Butler. DeCaire was able to power past Butler on lap 13 and appeared as if DeCaire would cruise the rest of the way. A furious battle for second place being waged by Miller, Inman, and Joey Aguilar. With ten laps to go Miller had caught DeCaire several times in lapped traffic but was unable to make a pass for the lead.

The final caution of the evening waved on lap 36 and gave Miller the break he was looking for and put him beside DeCaire on the double-file restart. When the green flag waved for the final time DeCaire took command of the event and left Miller and Inman to settle thebattle for second. The duo ran side-by-side before making slight contact with each other on lap 38 entering turn one. Inman then took over second position, leaving Miller to round out the top three in a strong performance for Miller.

In victory lane a happy DeCaire was relieved to get the monkey off his back and find victory lane for the first time in SSSS competition since March despite getting tied up with lapped cars late in the race." Sometimes being the first guy to them (lapped cars) isn't always a benefit. It was no fault of their own. They were just racing hard. I was a little too patient with lapped cars and looked up and saw he (Miller) was behind me. On that restart with four to go I was ok with it because in clean air my car was so good. I felt at that point it was my race to loose. We've had four or five seconds since my last win. We haven't had a bad year but I really wanted this win bad tonight. I tied Dave Steele for the most wins in series history and that means a lot because he was a hero of mine" concluded DeCaire.

With DeCaire's fourth win of the season, he has created a five way tie between Kody Swanson, Jimmy McCune, John Inman, Cory Lockwood, and himself for most pavement sprint cat wins in the country in 2020.

40 LAP FEATURE RESULTS

1. Troy DeCaire (36) 2. John Inman (59x) 3. Daniel Miller (5) 4. Joey Aguilar (11) 5. Sport Allen (88a) 6. Mike Tharp (J1) 7. Tommy Nichols (55) 8. Travis Bliemeister (4) 9. Stan Butler (1) 10. Gary Wiggins (44) 11. Ryan Adema (92) 12. Shane Butler (555) 13. Albert Ferianc (83) 14. Mickey Kemgens (5s)


 

Henry continues hot season with Fremont All Star win

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – While most will want to forget 2020, Cap Henry will remember it as the best season he has ever had in his sprint car driving career.

The Republic, Ohio driver used lapped traffic to take the lead on lap 27 of the 35 lap A-main Friday, Oct. 9 at Fremont Speedway and drove to his third victory of the season with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions to open the 13th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic on All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night. The A-main went non-stop and featured tremendous battles throughout the field.

It was Henry’s second win of the season at “The Track That Action Built and his 12th overall victory of 2020. Henry now has four career All Star wins and 12 career Fremont Speedway victories.

“It’s been a real good year for us. These guys just keep working on this thing getting it better and better. Zack (Myers) came to me right before I was jumping into the car and said I want to make some last minute changes and I’m real confident in his decision making so go for it. I think he made all the right ones. I’m so proud of this race team,” said Henry beside his Dragon’s Milk White/Beer Barrel Bourbon/Pro Auto Wraps/Big D’s Pizza/Geck Electric/FK Rod Ends backed machine.

“Ian (Madsen) kind of pulled away from us there and I knew as we got into traffic I had to start moving around to see what we could do. Turn two was the difference. Ian was committed to what he had to do and we were able to pull off and kind of run down…I feel that was the difference,” added Henry.

The event is co-sanctioned with the Ti22 Performance FAST Series and defending series champion Cole Duncan battled among the top three the entire feature but settled for second when the checkers flew.

“Congrats to Cap and those guys…they have one hell of a year going. I felt like for two thirds of that race we had the best race car and then I just really struggled with lapped cars. I’m not sure what we need to do different there other than a bonsai move but that’s not really my style. I’ll remember that and shove it in there with the right rear. That was a fun race track,” said Duncan beside his Ohio Heating/Helms Construction/Motor City/Scott Gressman/Factory Kahne.

Cory Eliason also battled among the top four the entire race and ended up rounding out the podium.

“I’m just happy…the last couple of times we’ve been to Fremont I haven’t been pleased at all. To get a podium out of it hopefully we learned something for tomorrow,” said Eliason of his Rudeen Racing/Hagar Realty/Rayce Rudeen Foundation/Fatheadz Eyewear/Elliotts Custom Trailers backed #26.

Fremont, Ohio’s Matt Foos took the lead of the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 A-main on lap 10 and built a substantial lead. But, the only caution of the race fell on lap 18, wiping out a five second lead for Foos who then had 2020 track champion Paul Weaver on his bumper. Foos hit his marks perfectly and drove to his second win of the year at Fremont; the ninth overall victory of his career at the track.

“I kind of figured we had a big lead before that caution because I saw my guys jumping around by the fence. I knew somebody was going to be there and I looked up and saw the 1W (Paul Weaver)…I’ve been getting my ass kicked by him all year and that makes you better. You are only as good as who you race against. This whole team is just jiving this year and I can’t wait to get to 2021,” said Foos beside his Speed Shark Graphics/818 Club/DR’s Powerlab/Kear’s Speed Shop/Berryman Racing Shocks backed #12.

Shawn Valenti, Fremont’s 2020 track champion in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks, took the lead on lap seven and drove to his fifth feature win of the season. It was the 60th of his career at the track and placed him in a tie with John Ivy for fourth on the all-time win list.

“To get win #60 is pretty amazing to do it this season and pick up a third championship last week…hats off to my crew. I have to thank Adam and Christy Jones of A Plus Auto Center for everything they do, Gutter Works, Best Performance Motorsports, Scott’s Property Maintenance, Roelle Fabrication and Gressman Powersports,” said Valenti.

For the 126th appearance of the All Stars at Fremont, Ian Madsen and Max Stambaugh brought the field to green with Madsen taking the point over Henry, Stambaugh, Shane Stewart, Eliason, Craig Mintz and Cole Duncan. Eliason moved into third on lap five as the leaders began to inch closer to lapped traffic.

Madsen found the back of the pack by lap eight and Henry began to close wile Eliason and Duncan battled hard for third. Madsen sliced his way through traffic and built a 1.6 second lead by lap 12 with Henry, Eliason, Duncan, Stewart, Stambaugh and Mintz in pursuit.

At the half-way point Duncan had begun to close on Madsen and Henry but Eliason mounted a challenge as well, regaining the third spot by lap 19. Duncan returned the favor on lap 22 and closed on Henry as they battled in heavy lapped traffic.

Henry pounced on lap 27, grabbing the lead and steadily pulled away. Madsen soon found his hands full with Duncan who drove into second on lap 30. With two laps to go Henry had two lapped machines separating him from Duncan. Henry drove to the win over Duncan. Eliason, Madsen and Stewart.

Mike Keegan drove into the lead of the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Dustin Stroup and Foos in pursuit. Foos took second on lap five and quickly closed on Keegan, driving into the top spot on lap 10 with Keegan, Stroup and Weaver giving chase.

Foos hit lapped traffic at the half-way point with Keegan, Stroup and Weaver staying close. Foos checked out, building a five second lead that quickly evaporated when the caution flew on lap 18. On the restart Foos had to hold off Weaver with Keegan, last week’s winner Steve Rando and Stroup in pursuit.

Foos ran the final seven laps to perfection and took the win over Weaver, Rando, Keegan, and Stroup.

Early cautions keep the field close in the dirt truck A-main with Andy Keegan leading the first six laps before Valenti drove to the point. Valenti pulled away for the win while Keegan won an entertaining battle for the runner-up spot over Kent Brewer, Keith Sorg and Dustin Keegan.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action to wrap up the 2020 season with the All Stars/FAST teams competing for $10,000 to win Saturday, Oct. 10. The 305 sprints and dirt trucks will again be in action.

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Fremont Speedway

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Friday, Oct. 9, 2020

All Star Circuit of Champions

Qualifying

Group (A)

1. 11n-Christopher Bell, 14.584; 2. 5-Byron Reed, 14.738; 3. O7-Bill Balog, 14.742; 4. 5R-Ryan Ruhl, 14.787; 5. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.854; 6. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 15.003; 7. 23-Cole Macedo, 15.047; 8. 28-Tim Shaffer, 15.191; 9. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 15.435

Group (B)

1. 71H-Max Stambaugh, 14.860; 2. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.993; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 15.085; 4. 3C-Cale Conley, 15.125; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.166; 6. 15-Mitch Harble, 15.328; 7. 11-Zeb Wise, 15.342; 8. 77I-John Ivy, 15.438; 9. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 15.970

Group (C)

1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.620; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 14.806; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.921; 4. 4-Cap Henry, 14.982; 5. 70-Cale Thomas, 15.011; 6. 14W-Chad Wilson, 15.118; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.425; 8. 21j-Jeffrey Neubert, 16.083; 9. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 99.000

Group (D)

1. 17-Ian Madsen, 14.781; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.860; 3. O9-Craig Mintz, 14.955; 4. 2L-Landon LaLonde, 15.359; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 15.516; 6. 47-Todd King, 15.646; 7. 27Z-Zane DeVault, 15.732; 8. 4T-Josh Turner, 16.359; 9. 55m-McKenna Haase, 30.948

Group (E)

1. 1-Nate Dussel, 15.168; 2. 16-DJ Foos, 15.187; 3. 71-Shane Stewart, 15.242; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 15.270; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 15.317; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 15.490; 7. 99-Skylar Gee, 15.633; 8. 19-Paige Polyak, 15.701; 9. 28M-Conner Morrell, 15.808

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 5R-Ryan Ruhl [1]; 2. 5-Byron Reed [3]; 3. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 4. 33W-Caleb Griffith [9]; 5. O7-Bill Balog [2]; 6. 11N-Christopher Bell [4]; 7. 15K-Chad Kemenah [6]; 8. 23-Cole Macedo [7]; 9. 28-Tim Shaffer [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 3C-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs [2]; 3. 71H-Max Stambaugh [4]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 77I-John Ivy [8]; 7. 15-Mitch Harble [6]; 8. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [9]; 9. 11-Zeb Wise [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 4-Cap Henry [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [2]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [7]; 6. 70-Cale Thomas [5]; 7. 14W-Chad Wilson [6]; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild [9]; 9. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. O9-Craig Mintz [2]; 2. 17-Ian Madsen [4]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton [5]; 5. 2L-Landon LaLonde [1]; 6. 47-Todd King [6]; 7. 27Z-Zane DeVault [7]; 8. 4T-Josh Turner [8]; 9. 55M-McKenna Haase [9]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 71-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 1-Nate Dussel [4]; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker [1]; 4. 16-DJ Foos [3]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [7]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [6]; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [5]; 8. 19-Paige Polyak [8]; 9. 28M-Conner Morrell [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)

1. 17-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 4-Cap Henry [4]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]; 5. 1-Nate Dussel [5]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [3]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)

1. 71H-Max Stambaugh [2]; 2. 71-Shane Stewart [1]; 3. O9-Craig Mintz [4]; 4. 3C-Cale Conley [3]; 5. 5R-Ryan Ruhl [6]; 6. 5-Byron Reed [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer

1. 23-Cole Macedo [1]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 3. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [3]; 4. 11-Zeb Wise [7]; 5. 4T-Josh Turner [4]; 6. 28M-Conner Morrell [8]; 7. 55M-McKenna Haase [10]; 8. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert [9]; 9. 28-Tim Shaffer [6]; 10. 19-Paige Polyak [2]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 11N-Christopher Bell [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 5. 77I-John Ivy [8]; 6. 23-Cole Macedo [16]; 7. 70-Cale Thomas [7]; 8. 14W-Chad Wilson [12]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [9]; 10. 15-Mitch Harble [14]; 11. 27Z-Zane DeVault [15]; 12. 47-Todd King [10]; 13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [13]; 14. 2L-Landon LaLonde [4]; 15. 3-Jac Haudenschild [17]; 16. O7-Bill Balog [2]; 17. 15K-Chad Kemenah [11]

A-Main (35 Laps)

1. 4-Cap Henry [3]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [7]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 4. 17-Ian Madsen [1]; 5. 71-Shane Stewart [4]; 6. O9-Craig Mintz [6]; 7. 71H-Max Stambaugh [2]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [14]; 9. 3C-Cale Conley [8]; 10. 1-Nate Dussel [9]; 11. 11N-Christopher Bell [21]; 12. 8M-TJ Michael [11]; 13. 3J-Trey Jacobs [13]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [17]; 15. 99-Skylar Gee [24]; 16. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [15]; 17. 16-DJ Foos [18]; 18. 13-Paul McMahan [22]; 19. 70-Cale Thomas [26]; 20. 35-Stuart Brubaker [16]; 21. 81-Lee Jacobs [23]; 22. 5-Byron Reed [12]; 23. 11-Zeb Wise [25]; 24. 22B-Ryan Broughton [20]; 25. 5R-Ryan Ruhl [10]; 26. 33W-Caleb Griffith [19]

Hard Charger: 11N-Christopher Bell +10

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying

1.97-Kyle Peters, 14.068; 2.1W-Paul Weaver, 14.350; 3.21x-Dustin Stroup, 14.373; 4.26-Jamie Miller, 14.410; 5.X-Mike Keegan, 14.416; 6.1H-Zeth Sabo, 14.463; 7.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 14.468; 8.12-Kyle Capodice, 14.637; 9.5-Kody Brewer, 14.698; 10.11G-Luke Griffith, 14.750; 11.19R-Steve Rando, 14.805; 12.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 14.831; 13.36-Seth Schneider, 14.868; 14.Z10-Brandon Moore, 14.875; 15.12F-Matt Foos, 14.896; 16.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.913; 17.75-Jerry Dahms, 14.930; 18.51-Garrett Craine, 14.947; 19.47-Matt Lucius, 14.955; 20.29-Rich Farmer, 14.998; 21.77I-Kelsey Ivy, 15.008; 22.3F-Wade Fraley, 15.158; 23.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 15.205; 24.61-Tyler Shullick, 15.231; 25.9-Logan Riehl, 15.334; 26.3V-Chris Verda, 15.367; 27.13-Jeremy Duposki, 15.667; 28.6-Jimmie Ward, 15.845; 29.77X-Jamin Kindred, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 3. 3V-Chris Verda[8] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[3] ; 6. 3X-Brandon Riehl[6] ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius[7] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[2]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 21x-Dustin Stroup[3] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[4] ; 3. 75-Jerry Dahms[2] ; 4. 61-Tyler Shullick[7] ; 5. 3F-Wade Fraley[6] ; 6. 51-Garrett Craine[1] ; 7. 77I-Kelsey Ivy[5]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 3. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[2] ; 4. Z10-Brandon Moore[5] ; 5. 5-Kody Brewer[4] ; 6. 29-Rich Farmer[6] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 12F-Matt Foos[2] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[3] ; 4. 9-Logan Riehl[5] ; 5. X15-Kasey Ziebold[1] ; 6. 6-Jimmie Ward[6] ; 7. 77X-Jamin Kindred[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 1H-Zeth Sabo[1] ; 2. 5-Kody Brewer[3] ; 3. 3F-Wade Fraley[2] ; 4. X15-Kasey Ziebold[4] ; 5. 3X-Brandon Riehl[5] ; 6. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[13] ; 7. 29-Rich Farmer[7] ; 8. 77I-Kelsey Ivy[10] ; 9. 47-Matt Lucius[9] ; 10. 13-Jeremy Duposki[11] ; 11. 51-Garrett Craine[6] ; 12. 77X-Jamin Kindred[12] ; 13. 6-Jimmie Ward[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 12F-Matt Foos[4] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[9] ; 4. X-Mike Keegan[1] ; 5. 21x-Dustin Stroup[2] ; 6. 61-Tyler Shullick[14] ; 7. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 9. 1H-Zeth Sabo[17] ; 10. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 11. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 12. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[13] ; 13. 26-Jamie Miller[10] ; 14. 3V-Chris Verda[11] ; 15. Z10-Brandon Moore[15] ; 16. 75-Jerry Dahms[12] ; 17. 9-Logan Riehl[16] ; 18. X15-Kasey Ziebold[20] ; 19. 5-Kody Brewer[18] ; 20. 3F-Wade Fraley[19]

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[8] ; 3. 4s-Keith Sorg[7] ; 4. 1x-Patrick Pinkston[1] ; 5. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[6] ; 6. 26-Kyle Lagrou[2] ; 7. 20T-Tanner Heckworth[4] ; 8. 55-DJ Mestrey[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 911-Cory McCaughey[1] ; 2. 16-Jimmie Ward[2] ; 3. 4M-Jamie Miller[5] ; 4. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[8] ; 5. 11-Austin Gibson[6] ; 6. 1-John Brooks[7] ; 7. 36m-Butch Latte[4] ; 8. 77-Steven Pocock[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 78-Austin Black [5] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 3. 13-Andy Keegan[2] ; 4. 32H-Dan Hennig[3] ; 5. 7X-Brad Keckler[8] ; 6. 23m-Brad Mitten[6] ; 7. 7H-JT Horn[7] ; 8. 20-Caleb Shearn[1]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps)

1. 6-Steve Sabo[3] ; 2. P51-Paul Brown JR[8] ; 3. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[2] ; 4. 27-Calob Crispen[6] ; 5. 19-Tony Burns[1] ; 6. 93B-Bryce Black[5] ; 7. 54-Alex Stoudinger[7] ; 8. 31-Mark Lawson[4]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 7X-Brad Keckler[3] ; 2. 23m-Brad Mitten[7] ; 3. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[1] ; 4. 11-Austin Gibson[2] ; 5. 7H-JT Horn[11] ; 6. 77-Steven Pocock[14] ; 7. 20-Caleb Shearn[15] ; 8. 20T-Tanner Heckworth[9] ; 9. 54-Alex Stoudinger[12] ; 10. 19-Tony Burns[4] ; 11. 26-Kyle Lagrou[5] ; 12. 1-John Brooks[6] ; 13. 93B-Bryce Black[8] ; 14. 36m-Butch Latte[10]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 2. 13-Andy Keegan[2] ; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 4. 4s-Keith Sorg[5] ; 5. 17x-Dustin Keegan[8] ; 6. 78-Austin Black [1] ; 7. 6-Steve Sabo[9] ; 8. 4M-Jamie Miller[10] ; 9. 911-Cory McCaughey[11] ; 10. 7X-Brad Keckler[17] ; 11. P51-Paul Brown JR[12] ; 12. 23m-Brad Mitten[18] ; 13. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[4] ; 14. 32H-Dan Hennig[15] ; 15. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[14] ; 16. 1x-Patrick Pinkston[13] ; 17. 16-Jimmie Ward[7] ; 18. 27-Calob Crispen[16] ; 19. 11-Austin Gibson[20] ; 20. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[19]

 

THOMAS MESERAULL TRIUMPHS FIELD AT JACKSONVILLE

Jacksonville, IL. (10/09/2020) Thomas Meseraull out of San Jose, CA. took his No. 7X SR-11 to POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory lane for the first time this season at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, IL. Taking the green flag from the pole position and never looking back, TMEZ lead all 30 laps to conquer the 21-car field and take himself to victory lane.

Meseraull and Karter Sarff sat side by side on the front row to bring the field to green. Chase McDermand and Jake Neuman made up the second row, all four cars entered turn 1&2 side by side at the drop of the green. Meseraull took the topside while all the drivers tried the bottom. Eventually the field followed and elected to run the top. Meseraull, with only 8 laps in found himself behind heavy lapped traffic. The red flag came out on lap 10 for the 20G of Noah Gass who got upside down in 3&4.

Meseraull still leading, Karter Sarff followed behind in second, McDermand in third, Mitchell Davis in fourth, and Ace McCarthy in the fifth-place position. Going back green, Meseraull took the top side again and McCarthy made a strong move and put himself in the third position as the yellow came out for Austin Wood on lap 12 as he spun in turn two.

With 18 laps remaining, McCarthy sat in the third position and threw a massive slide job and take over the second position from Sarff. Zach Daum sat behind in fourth and Tucker Klaasmeyer made his way into the fifth position from ninth. Mitchell Davis had a hiccup in turn 3&4, gathered himself back up and catches the cushion on the entrance of turn one and found himself upside down and brought out the red flag.

On the restart with a little under halfway to go, teammates Clinton Boyles, and Chase McDermand running fifth and sixth get together and cause a yellow. Klaasmeyer electing to go to the bottom, made his way up to third place and set his sights on McCarthy and Meseraull. Klaasmeyer reeled in McCarthy stole second place on lap 22. With only 3 laps remaining, Dalton Camfield got upside down and the red flag got waved.

Thomas Meseraull lead the field to a green-white-checkered finish. Meseraull walked away as Klaasmeyer and McCarthy battled it out for the runner up position. Thomas Meseraull made his way around to the checkered flag and captured the win for the Herb Barlow Memorial at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, IL. Tucker Klaasmeyer finished second, Ace McCarthy in third, fourth went to Trey Gropp and rounding out your top five, Karter Sarff.

"The last time we were here, I felt like we had a car to, and I got caught up in some racing deals. I'm just excited to park it here up on the front stretch. Hats off to everybody who comes out and supports us for the last race of the year. We love you guys, hope to see you next year." Thomas Meseraull

"That was a blast. I wish I would have been a little better at the end, but I just couldn't slow myself down enough to stay good on the bottom." Commented second place finisher, Tucker Klaasmeyer

"I honestly really didn't even have anything for TMEZ, he was ripping the top. My only hope was to get him on a restart. Third place finisher, Ace McCarthy.


Auto Meter Heat 1 Winner: 40- Chase McDermand
KSE Racing Products Heat 2 Winner: 7X-Thomas Meseraull
Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 3 Winner: 55K- Karter Sarff
Super Clean High Point: 7X- Thomas Meseraull
TRD Hard Charger: 93- Devin Camfield
Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 7X-Thomas Meseraull
POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (30 laps):
1. 7-Thomas Meseraull 2. 49-Tucker Klaasmeyer 3. 28-Ace McCarthy 4. 21-Trey Gropp 5. 55-Karter Sarff 6. 40-Chase McDermand 7. 21KS-Zach Daum 8. 3N-Jake Neuman 9. 3W-Brandon Waelti 10. 27X- Austin Wood 11. 93-Devin Camfield 12. 10-Amber Balcaen 13. 6- Rayce Rudy 14. 10C-Dalton Camfield 15. 16C- David Camfield 16. 97A- Mitchell Davis 17. 98-Clinton Boyles 18. 00-Korey Weyant 19. 5T-Ryan Timms 20. 21G-Corbin Gurley 21. 20G-Noah Gass

 

 

Shane Golobic, Dan Jinkerson, Ryan Peter and Hunter Kinney pick up Tribute to Mac Tiner wins

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – October 3, 2020…Fremont’s Shane Golobic has won some big races in his career at Placerville Speedway and added another on Saturday by turning in a dominant drive to capture the $5,094 grand prize at the “Tribute to Mac Tiner.”

Sharing victory lane with Golobic at the event were Dan Jinkerson with the Ltd. Late Models, Ryan Peter with the Pure Stocks and Hunter Kinney with the BCRA Midget Lites. When all was said and done a total of 95 race cars packed the Placerville pit area to help honor the late Mac Tiner Sr.

The final Winged 360 Sprint Car event of the season came to the line with Lincoln’s Blake Carrick and Fremont’s Shane Golobic sharing the front row. The duo battled for the top-spot with Golobic grabbing command, prior to a red flag period for Michael Ing, who emerged from his car okay. Just after that a dual flip between Kyle Hirst and Landon Hurst brought out another red. Fortunately both drivers also climbed out okay.

A long green flag run was then seen with Golobic holding a narrow advantage over Carrick, who tried his best to find a way by. That was until the two-time Trophy Cup champ found the bottom side of the speedway to his liking and began to check out from the field through lapped traffic. One final red flag waved when Kaleb Montgomery parked on the high-side of turn four and emerged from his car on fire. After a few tense moments the fire was put out and luckily Montgomery reported that he was okay after the race. A tip of the cap should also be given to Mike Henry who flung into action and helped assist the fire crew.

When going back green for the last time all eyes were on Roseville’s Colby Copeland, who put on a show rocketing around the Placerville cushion, going from fifth to second in just a handful of laps. By that point however, Golobic was gone and went on to take the checkered flag for his ninth career Winged 360 victory at the track, placing him in a tie for 18th with Steven Tiner and Joey Magaruh. Copeland’s strong drive from the 11th starting spot ended in second with Blake Carrick, J.J. Hickle and Tanner Carrick rounding out the top-five.

Completing the top-10 were Andy Forsberg, 16th starter Justyn Cox, Kalib Henry, Willie Croft and Ryan Robinson. The night’s B-main was captured by Chase Majdic, while the C-main went to CJ Humphreys. The five 10-lap heat races were claimed by J.J. Hickle, Shane Golobic, Tanner Carrick, Ryan Robinson and Kyle Hirst. Willie Croft began the night by setting fast time in the 58-car field with a time of 10.694 and went home with $694 for his efforts.

Tim Kaeding was the Hard Charger in the feature going from 24th to 14th and earned an extra $594.

The Ltd. Late Model main event was all about Diamond Springs racer Dan Jinkerson. The “Diamond Dynamite” blasted to the lead and held command every step of the way to earn his second career Ltd. Late Model victory at the Placerville Speedway. It was a nice way for Jinkerson to finish off his first campaign in the division with the Lightfoot Automotive team. It was a sweep of the top-two positions for the Lightfoot team, as Tom Tilford came home in the runner up spot. Matt Davis, Rod Oliver and Tyler Lightfoot completed the top-five. Dan Brown Jr. captured the lone heat race held during the night.

The final Pure Stock feature of the season saw Rio Linda’s Ryan Peter jump into the top-spot and feel pressure from Nick Baldwin over the early stages. The pair put on a show racing closely together until Peter began to gap the field aboard his No. 83 mount. Dan Jinkerson and Kevin Jinkerson were also making moves attempting to climb their way forward. At the checkered flag however, it was Peter picking up the big victory for his second career Pure Stock win at the Placerville Speedway. Baldwin, Dan Jinkerson, Kevin Jinkerson and Clarence Holbrook completed the top-five. Heat race triumphs went to Kevin Hess and Nick Baldwin.

The BCRA Midget Lites held their final Winged event of the season and saw a dominant drive by Citrus Heights racer Hunter Kinney, who distanced himself from the field and picked up his first win of the year at the track. Eric Greco brought home a solid second place finish, followed by a very fast Terry Bergstrom, Danika Jo Parker and Scott Kinney in the top-five. Aiden Lange, Craig Holsted, Brandon Leedy, Harley Aguilera and Cody Meyer completed the top-10. The Midget Lites return next without the wings and will also compete at the November running of the Hangtown 100.

The Placerville Speedway is right back at it next Saturday October 10th with a full night of traditional action during an event dubbed as “Prospector Pandemonium.” In competition will be the USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars, the USAC Western States/ BCRA Midgets and Wingless BCRA Midget Lites. Catch all the action via www.floracing.com

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series Laurel Highlands Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

The Greater Cumberland Raceway, Maryland Saturday October 3rd 2020 Mikell McGee Cumberland Raceway High Flyer The Greater Cumberland Raceway was in fine and fast form on a cool Saturday night for the only visit of the year for the IMCA RaceSaver sprint cars and Mikell McGee showed he was the fastest and speed to the win. Heats for the twenty cars on hand were won by Scott Lutz and Larry McVay. The feature was paced to green by Todd Lynn and Mikell McGee with McGee staying on the high line going to the lead and bringing Josh Spicer with him as Todd Lynn quickly was showing a problem that would eventually have him park the car. Lap after lap McGee showed his line was the best as he would sometimes get a few car lengths of cushion but stalled cars would bring out the yellow tightening the field. Every restart McGee would keep his line and be leading off turn two as the challengers would try to get under him but he would inch away. After the final caution last dash to the finish saw Spicer staying tight to the bumper of McGee but it would fall short as McGee would flash under the waving checkered flag first. At the line in was Mikell McGee, Josh Spicer, Reed Thompson, Larry McVay, Ron Aurand, Robbie Bartchy, Ryan Lynn, Scott Lutz, Matt Klien, Jerald Harris, Billy Hubbard, Daren Bolac, Erin Statler, Mike Leraas, Ray Sheetz, Bill Rice, Chris Ware, Mike Keeton, Todd Lynn and George Streaker.

This will finish the challenging 2020 season as we look to next year to hopefully return to a more normal race season, we want to thank all the race track and staff, the racers and families and the sponsors that make this possible Thanks for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

Cartwright collects $2000 defeating Rudolph in 2nd night of Michaels' Mercer Raceway 21st annual little guy nationals ; Barber best in first stock win; McGinley(FASTRAK mods), Blackshear (crate non wing sprints) and Roman Jones (mod lites) win 1st at Mercer ; Gomola (305 sprints), King (mini stocks) and Young (Economods) repeat.

By Jim Balentine
Oct 3 2020
Mercer , Pa

Ron Cartwright has been coming to Mercer’s nationals for nearly 20 years and tonight held of 17 time winner in 2020 Erick Rudolph to win his 1st ever Mercer checker in the small block modifieds. Cartwright would start outside pole sitter JR McKinley and took off from the start. Six place starter Eric Rudolph would make his way up to the front of the pack quickly battling Cartwright high and low every lap for that lead spot. Then on the white flag lap Rudolph pulled up next to Cartwright going down into turn 1 but Cartwright went low in turn one while Rudolph went high and lost momentum but then coming out of 4 went as low as he could but Cartwright held the momentum and won his first ever Mercer checker by a tire over the 17 time 2020 modified winner.
“ I could hear him (Rudolph) coming.. I held my line and we did all we could do ...we’ve been coming here for quite a few years and finished 2nd and some 3rds and we finally got our first win!” Rudolph would finish 2nd for the 2nd night in a row, local JR McGinley would finish 3rd, 6 time Mercer track champ Jimmy Holden 4th and Tony Pangrazio 5th.

The Pro Stock feature was another nailbiter as several drivers contested for the lead. Tim Bish Who has won many little guy nationals events and who almost won last night before breaking would take off in the lead from his second starting position. As what happened last night happened again tonight as Bish would drift high up in turn number 2 allowing cars to pass him on the inside. Jamie Colwell took the lead coming out to turn number two and was pulling away from the field but he went high as well as Jamie Barber took the lead. Bish would come back from his mishap and be all over the back bumper of Barber as Barber went low out of turn 4 and held off Bish for his first Mercer checker and $1500. “It’s been year long work .. it all paid off.. Colwell was running good he was tough..I live near thunder mountain and we’ve been following the penn/Ohio series.. I thought we may be done after tonight but now after 2 wins we may not be !!” Bish would settle for 2nd,Bobby Whitling 3rd, Jamie Colwell 4th, and John Boardman 5th.

2019 Racesaver 305 sprint champ Jake Gomola would start on the pole and never be challenged as he went on to win his first ever little guys nationals feature and his third win of the season. A hard crash between third running Jamie Colwell and rookie Joe Campbell coming out of turn 4 would stop the action but both drivers were OK. “It’s been awhile since I’ve been in victory lane but we’ve been trying to get back on top .. I kinda like the rough stuff more than smooth..it’s a lot more dicey getting through lapped traffic when they are bouncing around ..we’ve been getting more new drivers and they see how affordable this division is and it’s a nice mixture!”
Logan McCandless finished a best 2nd, Greg Dobrosky was 3rd, Steve Cousins 4th , and Rob Felix 5th.

In the FASTRAK modified feature Brandon Ritchey has finished no worse than 4th in all the features this season..but never won.. until tonight as he picked up his first career modified feature win. Preston Cope would battle Ritchey early on until Garrett Krummert moved up from his 6th starting spot getting around Kole Holden and Cope and sent his sights on Ritchey. A few late cautions would challenge Ritchey but he held his ground and held off Krummert for his 1st ever Modified win in the crates. “I had to be patient and calm and stay cool I wanted to do it for my crew.. they bust their butt the whole year with me ..we finished no worse than fourth other than last night and just couldn’t get the job done but now we finally did it!! I want to dedicate the win to them guys I won a little guy nationals in a mini stock but this is above and beyond!! any time you can visit Mercer victory Lane is always incredible!” Krummert finished 2nd, Ayden Cipriano a career best 3rd, Cole Holden 4th and Preston Cope 5th.

In the first ever appearance of the crate non wing sprints 4 time sprint track champ Jack Sodeman Jr hopped into Bob Williams’ sprint and was looking for his 2nd win of the weekend after winning at Lernerville the night before . However something broke in the drive line ending his night . Non wing veteran Gale Ruth Jr would inherit the lead and would appear to be on his way to a win but Brandon Blackshear would hound Ruth lap after lap and coming out of turn 4 Blackshear would pull alongside and defeated Ruth by .004 of a second to capture his 1st crate non wing sprint feature. “It was a real good race I was worried about getting into the fence and I haven’t won in 2 years.. I knew it was close!! This class is so affordable after racing with the Economods I’m racing with Sodeman and Ruth so it makes the win extra special.” Rush would be 2nd, Nolan Groves 3rd, Rick Regalski 4th and Shawn Smith 5th.

Phil King accomplished something not done in the mini stocks little guy nationals since Pete Blaczak in 2011... and that was winning both nights collecting $800 from both features. King started on the outside and was never threatened winning easily by 7 seconds. “I am astonished winning back to back .. it was on a rail!! I couldn’t steer it I can’t feel my arms and I just let her eat. Last year I was given a car to run and it was an old cavalier to have fun and I spent all winter building this and a lot of time and dedication and I’m just super happy!” Andy Thompson would get 2nd, Brandon Huffman 3rd, Patrick Lane 4th, and Justin Bailey 5th.

Roman Jones became the 3rd family member to win a feature at Mercer following his sister Vivian and father Rod. Jacob Isenhart would lead the field around until Jones would take the lead and win by 6 seconds. “I just wanted to come out and make up for last night ..I tried to race as hard as I could..the goal is to win more and my plan is run 305 sprints next year!” Jason Darocha was 2nd, Nathaniel Bale 3rd, Jacob Isenhart 4th, and Darryl Hoon 5th.

The Economod finale had 9 time 2020 winner Nate Young on the pole. Young would survive numerous yellows and would hold off Garrett Calvert for his 2nd consecutive Little guy win. “I love this race track I wish we could get here more often.. it’s been an awesome year!! I want to thank my whole family I’m going to try to race more and maybe even down in Kentucky in 3 weeks this is number 10 tonight “ Calvert would finish 2nd, Mitchell Wright 3rd, Gary Olsen 4th, and Jason Brightman 5th.

This concluded the 2020 season at Michales Mercer Raceway! There will be an informal christmas party in December and we will kick off the 2021 season in March!!!

305 Sprints - Winged 12 Entries
1. 4J-Jacob Gamola[1]; 2. 29-logan mccandless[8]; 3. 88-Greg Dobrosky[2]; 4. 56-Steve Cousins[3]; 5. 21-Rob Felix[6]; 6. X7-Andy Cavanagh[7]; 7. 16-Jim Morris[9]; 8. 25-Jarrett Rosencrance[5]; 9. 82M-Adam Kekich[11]; 10. 80JR-Kyle Colwell[4]; 11. 40C-Joe Campbell[12]; 12. 97-JR Jameson[10]

Small Block Modifieds 21 Entries
1. 2B-Ron Cartwright[2]; 2. 25-Erick Rudolph[6]; 3. 18-JR McGinley[1]; 4. 28H-Jimmy Holden[12]; 5. 41-Tony Pangrazio[10]; 6. 13-Rick Regalski[3]; 7. 817-John Zvenuto[5]; 8. 44V-Phil Vigneri III[4]; 9. 10-Jeff Schaffer Jr[21]; 10. 60J-Chris Ostrowsky[8]; 11. 17-Brandon Ritchey[11]; 12. 5C-Ayden Cipriano[19]; 13. 03-mark frankhouser[14]; 14. 9K-Chad Gump[17]; 15. 1X-Ryan riffe[15]; 16. 9D-Josh Deems[20]; 17. 4-Ken Titus[7]; 18. 74-Kevin Green[16]; 19. 5-Max Smoker[9]; 20. 88F-Shawn Fleeger[13]; 21. (DNS) 6F-Kyle Fink

Mini Stocks 27 Entries
1. 12-Phil King[2]; 2. 5-Andy Thompson[6]; 3. 9H-Brandon Huffman[7]; 4. 27-Patrick Lane[15]; 5. 7X-Justin Bailey[17]; 6. 6-Mike Kelley[11]; 7. 19M-Bodey Mcclintock[9]; 8. 00-Jason Pavlick[8]; 9. 17S-Shane Shook[13]; 10. 999-Adam Aley[10]; 11. 64-Summer Pitts[24]; 12. 60-Dillon Thorne[12]; 13. S12-James Tasker[22]; 14. 10S-trevn schaffer[21]; 15. 20A-Jesse Armstong[18]; 16. 23MP-Michael Porterfield[3]; 17. 17M-charles mcclintock[19]; 18. 36PACK-DJ MacRae[4]; 19. 0-Carl Ealy[1]; 20. 1-Joesph Ronanko[14]; 21. 24D-Kyle Donnelly[5]; 22. MINUS1-Matt Marcy[20]; 23. 41-Tyler Beeler[25]; 24. 20-Alex Siekken[16]; 25. 26S-Andrew Smith[23]; 26. (DNS) 7-Brad Gamble; 27. (DNS) 17J-Mike Salsgiver

FASTRAK Limited Modified 17 Entries
1. 17-Brandon Ritchey[2]; 2. 10S-Garrett Krummert[6]; 3. 5C-Ayden Cipriano[9]; 4. 2-Cole Holden[5]; 5. 24-Preston Cope[3]; 6. 68-Dave Dipitetro[8]; 7. 14-Jeff Schaffer Jr[10]; 8. 55R-Clayton Deems[12]; 9. 9D-Josh Deems[1]; 10. 104-Zack Sam[7]; 11. 33G-Todd Gabriel[14]; 12. 404-MIchael Kristyak[13]; 13. 7P-Caden Petry[11]; 14. 4S-JIm Bryce[17]; 15. 113-Don Cornelius[15]; 16. 71-Gage Priester[16]; 17. 44-Vivian Jones[4]

Pro Stocks 30 Entries
1. 2020-Jamie Barber[6]; 2. 11B-Tim Bish[2]; 3. 7W-Bobby Whitling[12]; 4. 54J-Jamie Colwell[5]; 5. 777-John Boardman[15]; 6. 99F-Gary Fisher[20]; 7. 84-Josh Sieppel[23]; 8. 23-Pat Fielding[24]; 9. 21W-Chris Withers[8]; 10. 24-Tyler Wyant[1]; 11. 28-Doug iorio 2[7]; 12. 63-Chris McGuire[9]; 13. 7S-Alan Dellinger[19]; 14. 46-Jim Challingsworth[10]; 15. 615-Cameron Nastasi[14]; 16. 92X-brent johnson[3]; 17. 222-Tyler Kubic[13]; 18. 00-Curt Bish[11]; 19. 94B-David Baker[16]; 20. 1M-Gary Miller[21]; 21. 717-Leigh Wheeler[17]; 22. 65-Shaun Hooks[18]; 23. 43JR-Blaze Myers[22]; 24. 960-Gary Luzier[4]

Mod Lites 16 Entries
1. 82M-Roman Jones[4]; 2. 5-Jason Darocha[3]; 3. 01-Nathaniel Bale[8]; 4. 8H-Jacob Isenhart[1]; 5. 1-Darryll Hoon[5]; 6. 17-Jason Gracey[11]; 7. 55-Jason Johnston[13]; 8. 86-Kenny Hardy Jr[7]; 9. 19H-Brad Harris[15]; 10. 52-Doug Williams[2]; 11. 21J-Alan Atkins[14]; 12. 814-Gary Boyer[12]; 13. 22-Kyle Demo[6]; 14. 19-Steve Haefke[16]; 15. 155-Clayton Brewer III[9]; 16. (DNS) 06-Mike Mullen

Non Wing Crate Sprints 10 Entries
1. 10-Brandon blackshear[3]; 2. 24-Gale Ruth Jr[2]; 3. 25-nolan groves[4]; 4. 14-Rick Regalski[7]; 5. 36-Shawn Smith[8]; 6. 21-Steve Pedley[6]; 7. 57N-Tyler newhart[9]; 8. 16C-Amelia Clay[10]; 9. 8-Jack Sodeman Jr[1]; 10. 9J-Andy Feil[5]

Economods 20 Entries
1. 42-Nate Young[1]; 2. 7G-Garrett Calvert[3]; 3. M1-mitchell wright[8]; 4. 23-Gary Olsen[5]; 5. 16-jaSON brightman[2]; 6. 965-Andy Buckley[7]; 7. 60-Bob Vogt[9]; 8. 21-Jarrett Young[19]; 9. 8B-Brian toto[6]; 10. 262-Dale Reiser[13]; 11. 4-George Vestal[14]; 12. 89-William Mechling[12]; 13. 72-Jim Mumaw[20]; 14. 22-Justin Lapcevich[17]; 15. 1M-Gary Miller[10]; 16. 98-Keith Felicetty[11]; 17. 83-jeremy double[4]; 18. 6S-Ed roberts[18]; 19. 65-Brandon porter[15]; 20. (DNS) 10T-Alan Dellinger

 

 

Hafertepe Reaches STN Pinnacle with $10,041 Score!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 3, 2020) – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., is now officially entrenched as a part of Short Track Nationals lore.

Since making his first STN appearance in 2004, the Sunnyvale, TX, native has flirted with event glory on a number of occasions with three preliminary feature wins and three previous runner-up finishes in the championship finale.

Hafertepe, Jr., finally reached the top step of the STN podium by winning Saturday night’s 33rd Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires finale at the high-banked, I-30 Speedway clay oval.

After battling past Roger Crockett midway through the 30-lapper, Hafertepe, Jr., held the point the rest of the way aboard the Hills Racing Townline Variety/Heidbreider No. 15h Sprint Car to take the $10,041 win ahead of Derek Hagar and Crockett as he became the 19th different STN champion.

“This is a race that I’ve been wanting to win for so long, it’s eluded us forever,” Hafertepe, Jr., commented in victory lane. “It feels like we’ve always had the best car here and just never have been able to get it done.”

After getting collected a wild heat race crash on Friday night, Hafertepe, Jr., and crew put together another car only to have the pole starter move the track and run over his front end approaching the green flag in Saturday night’s heat race action.

It lit a fire that wasn’t going to be extinguished on this night, as Hafertepe, Jr., rallied from the tail of the heat race after that incident to win it and then secured a position in the Mike Pack Building Materials Pole Dash for Cash by climbing from fifth to third in his qualifier.

After winning that Dash to earn the Pole, it was fellow front row starter Roger Crockett battling into the lead at the outset and pacing the early going.

But as the leaders approached traffic ten laps into the non-stop affair, Hafertepe, Jr., closed the gap and began pressuring for the point. Hafertepe, Jr., slipped underneath Crockett on the 15th lap and edged into the lead entering turn one.

Crockett stayed right on his tailtank and nearly slipped back underneath exiting turn two on the 21st circuit only to have Hafertepe, Jr., fend off the challenge and then slip away in the final handful of circuits after putting a lapped car between himself and his chasers.

“I felt like Roger had the car to beat there early, but I knew if lapped traffic got in his way that we would be able to make a run,” Hafertepe, Jr., explained. “Then I almost gave it away and I appreciate Roger for racing me clean.”

With Hafertepe, Jr., racing to the checkered flag, Friday night winner Derek Hagar made a late pass to capture runner-up honors with Crockett settling for the show position in his first STN championship feature start.

“We were good in three and four, but we were way too free in one and two,” Hagar commented afterward. “It’s tough to pace the race when you don’t know how many laps you’ve ran. We brought it home second. That’s nothing to hang our heads about, but we’re gonna get one of these things one day.”

Crockett explained that, “I felt like Sam and I were equal. I just didn’t get the job done in traffic, I lost second because I went for the win there. At least I can go home and sleep well knowing I gave it all I had to get a victory.”

Vying to become the first to claim three STN crowns in a row, Blake Hahn settled for fourth while Canada’s Dylan Westbrook cracked the top five for the first time in his third consecutive STN championship feature start.

Brandon Anderson ranked as the top STN rookie with a sixth-place finish with fellow event rookie and Washington-state teen Devon Borden in seventh. John Carney II turned in the feature’s top passing performance by climbing from 15th to eighth with Scott Bogucki and Hayden Martin completing the top ten.

In addition to Crockett, Anderson, Borden and Martin other drivers making their first STN championship feature start included Garet Williamson (15th), Alex Hill (16th), Monty Ferriera (17th) and Kyle Clark (20th).

At the other end of the spectrum, Crawley made an STN record 23rd career championship feature start, crossing the stripe in 12th.

With 76 cars filling the pit area for the Saturday night finale, heat race wins were captured by Hagar, Bogucki, Clark, Hafertepe, Jr., Williamson, Kyle Bellm, Joey Schmidt, Jordon Mallett and Marshall Skinner with Hagar, Westbrook, Seth Bergman and Anderson topping the Qualifying races.

Connore Leoffler and Brandon Hanks topped the “C” Mains with Bogucki and Crawley winning the “B” Mains.

Ernie Ainsworth earned an extra $400 by winning the six-lap Lanny Edwards “Red Shirt Dash” for the top three non-transfers from each of the “C” Mains.

A total of 79 competitors took in the 33rd Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with more than $70,000 in winnings distributed over the course of the two-day event.

33rd Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Saturday Night Results:

Heat Races (Top 40 in Finishing/Passing Points to Qualifying Races; Balance to Two “C” Mains):

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar (1), 2. X3-Ayrton Gennetten (2), 3. 3-Howard Moore (3), 4. 2-Brad Bowden (4), 5. 88r-Travis Reber (6), 6. X-Charlie Louden (9), 7. 44-Ronny Howard (5), 8. 38-Rick Pringle (8), 9. 0-Mike Vaculik (7).

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki (3), 2. 9-Chase Randall (5), 3. 1x-Tim Crawley (6), 4. 24g-Garet Williamson (7), 5. 15J-Jeremy Middleton (8), 6. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (2), 7. 19-Colby Thornhill (1), 8. 95-Matt Covington (4), 9. 13-Chase Howard (DNS).

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 9$-Kyle Clark (1), 2. 21p-Robbie Price (2), 3. 8z-Zach Pringle (3), 4. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (7), 5. 16-Koty Adams (6), 6. 84-Brandon Hanks (8), 7. 29-Pete Butler (4), 8. 12T-Joe Young (5), 9. 45-David Luckie (DNS).

Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (2), 2. 88-Kyle Offill (1), 3. 4-Danny Smith (6), 4. M1-Mark Smith (9), 5. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (3), 6. 07T-Brandon Taylor (5), 7. 47-Dale Howard (7), 8. 13m-Chance McCrary (8), 9. 12-Tony Bruce, Jr. (4).

Fifth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 24w-Jeffrey West, Jr. (1), 2. 55b-Brandon Anderson (3), 3. J2-John Carney II (6), 4. 22-Connor Leoffler (2), 5. 17b-Ryan Bickett (4), 6. 61-Cody Howard (5), 7. 3b-Chris Banja (7), 8. 21m-Spencer Meredith (8).

Sixth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 14e-Kyle Bellm (3), 2. 67-Hayden Martin (2), 3. G6-Cody Gardner (8), 4. 23b-Seth Bergman (7), 5. 5L-Eric Lutz (6), 6. 92-Cody Hays (5), 7. 27J-Joseph Poe (1), 8. 95s-Asa Swindell (4).

Seventh Heat (8 Laps): 1. 1s-Joey Schmidt (1), 2. 17w-Harli White (2), 3. 94-Jeff Swindell (4), 4. 8-Devon Borden (8), 5. 23m-Lance Moss (3), 6. 20g-Jake Greider (7), 7. 21b-Brandon Hinkle (5), 8. 23J-Junior Jenkins (6).

Eighth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 14m-Jordon Mallett (1), 2. 11-Roger Crockett (8), 3. 45F-Monty Ferreira (6), 4. 10h-Dustin Homan (7), 5. 10b-Landon Britt (2), 6. 30-Joseph Miller (5), 7. 48-Cody Stacy (4), 8. 99-Blake Jenkins (3).

Ninth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 26-Marshall Skinner (1), 2. 5T-Ryan Timms (2), 3. 52-Blake Hahn (8), 4. 77x-Alex Hill (7), 5. 6-Dustin Gates (4), 6. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (5), 7. 24d-Danny Sams III (6), 8. 12w-Dale Wester (3).

Qualifying Races – Top 12 in Combined Passing/Finishing Points to “A” Feature; Balance to “B” Mains

First Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar (3), 2. 11-Roger Crockett (6), 3. 24g-Garet Williamson (1), 4. 1x-Tim Crawley (4), 5. 14m-Jordon Mallett (2), 6. 77x-Alex Hll (7), 7. 14e-Kyle Bellm (5), 8. 2-Brad Bowden (10), 9. 17w-Harli White (8), 10. 15J-Jeremy Middleton.

Second Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (1), 2. 26-Marshall Skinner (2), 3. 9$-Kyle Clark (3), 4. 4-Danny Smith (4), 5. G6-Cody Gardner (6), 6. 3-Howard Moore (9), 7. 9-Chase Randall (5), 8. 5T-Ryan Timms (8), 9. X3-Ayrton Gennetten (7), 10. 88r-Travis Reber (10).

Third Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 23b-Seth Bergman (1), 2. 8-Devon Borden (2), 3. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (5), 4. 52-Blake Hahn (6), 5. J2-John Carney II (4), 6. 24w-Jeffrey West, Jr. (3), 7. 8z-Zach Pringle (9), 8. 21p-Robbie Price (7), 9. 16-Koty Adams (10), 10. 88-Kyle Offill (8).

Fourth Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 55b-Brandon Anderson (2), 2. 10h-Dustin Homan (1), 3. 45F-Monty Ferreira (4), 4. 67-Hayden Martin (7), 5. 28-Scott Boguci (6), 6. 94-Jeff Swindell (8), 7. 5L-Eric Lutz (10), 8. M1-Mark Smith (5), 9. 1s-Joey Schmidt (3), 10. X-Charlie Louden (9).

“C” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to Corresponding “B” Feature

First “C” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 22-Connor Leoffler (1), 2. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (7), 3. 17b-Ryan Bickett (2), 4. 20g-Jake Greider (3), 5. 13m-Chance McCrary (10), 6. 99-Blake Jenkins (14), 7. 07T-Brandon Taylor (5), 8. 12T-Joe Young (12), 9. 95s-Asa Swindell (15), 10. 27J-Joseph Poe (13), 11. 21b-Brandon Hinkle (8), 12. 0-Mike Vaculik (16), 13. 92-Cody Hays (6), 14. 23m-Lance Moss (4), 15. 44-Ronny Howard (9), 16. 48-Cody Stacy (11), 17. 47-Dale Howard (DNS), 18. 45-David Luckie (DNS).

Second “C” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 84-Brandon Hanks (1), 2. 10b-Landon Britt (4), 3. 95-Matt Covington (14), 4. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (7), 5. 12-Tony Bruce, Jr. (17), 6. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (3), 7. 24d-Danny Sams III (8), 8. 6-Dustin Gates (2), 9. 19-Colby Thornhill (12), 10. 61-Cody Howard (5), 11. 23J-Joseph Poe (13), 12. 12w-Dale Wester (16), 13. 30-Joseph Miller (6), 14. 21m-Spencer Meredith (15), 15. 3b-Chris Banja (9), 16. 29-Pete Butler (10), 17. 38-Rick Pringle (11), 18. 13-Chase Howard (DNS).

Mike Pack Building Materials Dash for Cash (Finishing Order Set First Two Rows of “A” Main):

Dash (4 Laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (1) [$500], 2. 11-Roger Crockett (2) [$250], 3. 9jr-Derek Hagar (3) [$150], 4. 55b-Brandon Anderson (4) [$100].

“B” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to “A:

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki (1), 2. J2-John Carney II (4), 3. 3-Howard Moore (5), 4. 9-Chase Randall (7), 5. 8z-Zach Pringle (8), 6. 17w-Harli White (11), 7. 22-Connor Leoffler (15), 8. 14e-Kyle Bellm (6), 9. 10h-Dustin Homan (2), 10. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (14), 11. 88-Kyle Offill (13), 12. 17b-Ryan Bickett (1k6), 13. 5L-Eric Lutz (9), 14. 21p-Robbie Price (10), 15. 4-Danny Smith (3), 16. X3-Ayrton Genetten (12), 17. X-Charlie Louden (DNS).

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 1x-Tim Crawley (2), 2. 9$-Kyle Clark (1), 3. 24g-Garet Williamson (3), 4. 14m-Jordon Mallett (4), 5. 94-Jeff Swindell (5), 6. M1-Mark Smith (8), 7. 2-Brad Bowden (10), 8. 77x-Alex Hill (6), 9. 15J-Jeremy Middleton (13), 10. 16-Koty Adams (12), 11. 24w-Jeffrey West, Jr. (7), 12. 95-Matt Covington (17), 13. 1s-Joey Schmidt (11), 14. 5T-Ryan Timms (9), 15. 10b-Landon Britt (16), 16. 84-Brandon Hanks (15), 17. 88r-Travis Reber (14).

Lanny Edwards “Red Shirt Dash”

Dash (6 Laps): 1. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (2) [$400], 2. 20g-Jake Greider (1) [$300], 3. 12-Tony Bruce, Jr. (4) [$250], 4. 99-Blake Jenkins (5) [$200], 5. 13m-Chance McCrary (3) [$150], 6 21k-Kevin Hinkle (6) [$100]

“A” Feature

A Feature (30 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (1) [$10,041], 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar (3) [$5,000], 3. 11-Roger Crockett (2) [$2,500], 4. 52-Blake Hahn (5) [$2,200], 5. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (6) [$2,000], 6. 55b-Brandon Anderson (4) [$1,700], 7. 8-Devon Borden 9) [$1,500], 8. J2-John Carney II (15) [$1,300], 9. 28-Scott Bogucki (13) [$1,200], 10. 67-Hayden Martin (12) [$1,100], 11. 3-Howard Moore (17) [$1,000], 12. 1x-Tim Crawley (14) [$950], 13. 26-Marshall Skinner (8) [$900], 14. G6-Cody Gardner (11) [$880], 15. 24g-Garet Williamson (18) [$850], 16. 77x-Alex Hill (19) [$800], 17. 45F-Monty Ferriera (10) [$800], 18. 23b-Seth Bergman (7) [$800], 19. M1-Mark Smith (20) [$800], 20. 9$-Kyle Clark (16) [$800].

Note: 77x-Alex Hill and m1-Mark Smith were awarded the 19th and 20th “A” Main starting positions as the top two drivers in accumulated passing/finishing points from heat races and qualifiers over Friday and Saturday that had not already secured feature starting berths.

Lap Leaders: Roger Crockett 1-14, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 15-30.

 

 

Foos gets 2nd Fremont 410 win; Dussel claims track title; Rando dominates 305s with Weaver earning championship

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – It was déjà vu for DJ Foos at Fremont Speedway Saturday, Oct. 3. On championship night in 2019, the Fremont, Ohio driver won the feature but fell two points short of claiming the track championship. Fast forward to championship night in 2020. Foos and Nate Dussel came into the night tied atop the track’s 410 sprint point standings. Foos took the lead from Dussel with five laps to go and drove to his second feature win of the season on Fremont Federal Credit Union Night. But Dussel’s qualifying effort and heat race finish coupled with his second place feature finish made him the 2020 Fremont Speedway track champion….by ONE POINT! It was Foos’ 17th career win at the track.

“Last year it was two points so I guess we’re getting closer. Getting points for qualifying and heat races makes this whole deal so tough. Hats off to the Dussel family. They are a good family doing stuff together and we can all look at them and know we can come together as a family and win races and championships. They are very deserving. Nate and I started racing 305s together in 2008…not saying we are rivals but we’ve chased each other up through here. It’s pretty cool for the both of us to be up here. I’m happy for my Burmeister team. I had my hands full for a little bit there. I wouldn’t have caught Nate if it wasn’t for traffic. It was every man for himself tonight. I’m very grateful to be able to drive this car. Hopefully I get to win one of these championships one of these days. I grew up coming here every weekend and I just want to win a Fremont championship,” said Foos beside his Crown Battery,Vantage Branding, Kistler Engines, CR Juices, Berryman Shocks, Burmeister Trophy, The Jet Express, Minor Customs, Napa of Bryan, KS Sales & Service, Keizer Wheels, Dave Story Equipment backed #16.

“For the most part the lapped cars wanted to make that exciting. Man the top was so dominant when they entered the middle and slide to the cushion it was just like sitting and waiting. Congrats to DJ, he put it on us and no one gave him anything. This is a dream come true. My first championship (in 305s) came kind of the same way. I have a ton of respect for DJ and I knew when he got in that 16 it was going to be real tough because they will be consistent. To beat them shows how great of a season we put together. I feel like we were one of the fastest cars every single night here regardless of the track conditions. Hopefully both of us can kick some ass at the Jim Ford Classic next weekend,” said Dussel.

Lindsey, Ohio’s Steve Rando dominated the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 A-main, lapping up to the fifth place car on route to his first win of the season and 12th of his career at the track.

“That’s crazy. I knew I was passing cars and it felt like they were sitting still. I was struggling a little at the end. We started the night in the heat race and it was going pretty good and the last lap entered turn one and blew the radiator out into the motor and cracked the pulleys and everything in the front. Luckily we got it fixed and found out we were starting second and here we are. I want to thank my mom and dad, my girlfriend Olive, Scott that helps me…if it weren’t for him I wouldn’t be able to do this…he’s here every race with me, my Uncle Leroy, Chris, Melissa and all my sponsors,” said Rando beside his Davis Fabricators, North coast Asphalt, North Coast Sealing, Parkmont Retirement Solutions, Garza Construction, Tony and Dawn, Vastag Racing, Attitudes Hair Salon, Loadmaster Trailers, Gressman Powersports backed #19R.

All Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver had to do was start the A-main Saturday to claim the 2020 Fremont Speedway track title for the 305 sprints. Weaver drove from his 7th starting spot to finish second in the A-main, claiming his third track title. Weaver also won the Attica Raceway Park track title and the NAPA of Bryan Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales championship in 2020.

“When you get older you appreciate track championships more. You don’t know when the last one will be. It’s been a long time since the last championship,” said Weaver who was the track’s 2005 and 2006 champion.

Toledo, Ohio’s Cory McCaughey took the lead with 10 laps to go and drove to his fifth feature win of the season and of his career at Fremont Speedway in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks. Fostoria’s Shawn Valenti drove from 11th to a second place finish to wrap up his third track title in the division.

“To be on the same win list with everyone that ever raced here is unbelievable. It’s all these people beside me here that makes this happen,” said McCaughey beside his KC Engineering, Ron Miller Race Cars, DAS Motors #911.

For Valenti it’s his second straight track title in the dirt trucks and the third in the past seven years.

“That was a little to close but hats off to Cory and that team. They’ve had a great year and are great competitors and will be a team to deal with for years to come. I want to thank the Babcocks for putting me in this thing and everyone who helps out,” said Valenti.

Cap Henry and Dussel brought the field to green for the 30-lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint feature with Dussel grabbing the lead over Henry, Byron Reed, Foos, TJ Michael, Stuart Brubaker and Craig Mintz. Foos drove into third on lap three. A caution on lap five kept Dussel out of heavy lapped traffic.

Dussel began to pull away when the green appeared while Henry and Foos battled for second with Mintz moving into fourth. By lap 13 Dussel’s lead was 3.7 seconds and he had put two lapped cars between himself and Foos while Mintz moved into fourth just as the caution flew, once again getting Dussel out of very heavy lapped traffic.

On the restart Dussel again built up a sizeable lead, growing it to two seconds over Foos with 12 laps to go. Three laps later and Dussel found himself in very heavy traffic and Foos began to close quickly with Mintz, Henry, Reed, Trey Jacobs and Dean Jacobs (up from 16th) in pursuit.

Dussel slipped over the cushion in turn four with five laps to go while battling in traffic and Foos pounced to take the lead. Foos drove to the victory over Dussel, Mintz, Henry and Reed.

In the 25-lap 305 A-main, rookie Logan Riehl and Rando brought the field to green with Rando quickly taking control. Rando set a torrid pace, lapping cars by the fifth circuit and building a four second lead. Meanwhile seventh starter Weaver had moved into second with Kyle Capodice, Alvin Roepke and Matt Foos giving chase.

With no cautions to slow his pace, Rando lapped cars quickly and when the checkers flew he was on the rear bumper of the fourth place car!. Weaver, Roepke, Foos and Capodice.

Cautions plagued the opening few laps of the dirt truck feature but pole-sitter Dustin Keegan took charge early over Brad Mitten, Curt Inks, Kent Brewer, McCaughey and Paul Brown. McCaughey was able to work into second on lap five with Brewer, Mitten, Austin Black, Jamie Miller and Valenti giving chase.

McCaughey drove to Keegan’s outside on lap 10 to take the top spot while Black, Valenti and Brewer battled for third. Following a caution for debris with four laps to go, Valenti was able to take second but McCaughey made no mistakes and drove to the win over Valenti, Keegan, Black and Brewer.

Fremont Speedway will close it’s season Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9 and 10 as the Ti22 FAST and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions co-sanction the 13th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic. The 410 sprints battle for $5,000 to win Friday and $10,000 to win Saturday. The 305 sprints and dirt trucks are on the racing card both nights. There will be a band playing in the campground following Saturday’s races and Saturday afternoon race teams and campers are asked to bring goodies for a Halloween camp trick-or-treat.

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Fremont Speedway

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020

Fremont Federal Credit Union Night

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.5-Byron Reed, 12.937; 2.97-Max Stambaugh, 12.961; 3.09-Craig Mintz, 13.002; 4.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.034; 5.28m-Conner Morrell, 13.039; 6.1-Nate Dussel, 13.048; 7.4-Cap Henry, 13.055; 8.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.112; 9.27z-Zane DeVault, 13.128; 10.8M-TJ Michael, 13.165; 11.23-Cole Macedo, 13.208; 12.77I-John Ivy, 13.290; 13.2L-Landon LaLonde, 13.299; 14.16-DJ Foos, 13.343; 15.9J-Dean Jacobs, 13.407; 16.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.409; 17.14-Chad Wilson, 13.439; 18.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.450; 19.7T-Troy Vaccaro, 13.496; 20.4*-Tyler Street, 13.542; 21.5T-Travis Philo, 13.566; 22.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.620; 23.4T-Josh Turner, 13.880; 24.20-Danial Burkhart, 14.003; 25.10S-Jay Steinebach, 14.126; 26.2+-Brian Smith, 14.182; 27.21J-Jeffrey Neubert, 15.616;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 2. 4-Cap Henry[3] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 4. 97-Max Stambaugh[4] ; 5. 23-Cole Macedo[5] ; 6. 9J-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 7. 2L-Landon LaLonde[7] ; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson[9] ; 9. 77I-John Ivy[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 22B-Ryan Broughton[2] ; 2. 16-DJ Foos[1] ; 3. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 5. 28m-Conner Morrell[5] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ; 7. 20-Danial Burkhart[8] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 9. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[1] ; 4. 27z-Zane DeVault[3] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 6. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[9] ; 8. 4T-Josh Turner[7] ; 9. 10S-Jay Steinebach[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 9J-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 3. 2L-Landon LaLonde[4] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[10] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[7] ; 6. 4T-Josh Turner[9] ; 7. 14-Chad Wilson[2] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 9. 20-Danial Burkhart[5] ; 10. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert[11] ; 11. 10S-Jay Steinebach[12]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 3. 09-Craig Mintz[8] ; 4. 4-Cap Henry[1] ; 5. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 6. 23-Cole Macedo[13] ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[9] ; 8. 9J-Dean Jacobs[16] ; 9. 2-Ricky Peterson[20] ; 10. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 11. 2L-Landon LaLonde[18] ; 12. 77I-John Ivy[19] ; 13. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 14. 27z-Zane DeVault[12] ; 15. 28m-Conner Morrell[14] ; 16. 22M-Dan McCarron[15] ; 17. 4*-Tyler Street[17] ; 18. 22B-Ryan Broughton[7] ; 19. 97-Max Stambaugh[11] ; 20. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[10]

Hard charger: 2-Ricky Peterson +11

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying

1.26-Jamie Miller, 13.633; 2.1W-Paul Weaver, 13.748; 3.Z10-Brandon Moore, 13.753; 4.36-Seth Schneider, 13.859; 5.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 13.873; 6.1H-Zeth Sabo, 13.889; 7.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.906; 8.X-Mike Keegan, 13.916; 9.19R-Steve Rando, 13.920; 10.12F-Matt Foos, 13.970; 11.3X-Brandon Riehl, 13.992; 12.99-Alvin Roepke, 14.022; 13.47-Matt Lucius, 14.034; 14.9-Logan Riehl, 14.077; 15.5-Kody Brewer, 14.257; 16.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.272; 17.75-Jerry Dahms, 14.326; 18.3V-Chris Verda, 14.437; 19.6-Jimmie Ward, 14.575; 20.3F-Wade Fraley, 14.785; 21.77X-Jamin Kindred, 15.103;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 12F-Matt Foos[1] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 5. 3V-Chris Verda[5] ; 6. 3F-Wade Fraley[7] ; 7. 6-Jimmie Ward[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 1H-Zeth Sabo[2] ; 2. X-Mike Keegan[1] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 4. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[3] ; 5. 3X-Brandon Riehl[5] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[7] ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 3. 9-Logan Riehl[1] ; 4. Z10-Brandon Moore[4] ; 5. 5-Kody Brewer[5] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 7. 77X-Jamin Kindred[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[9] ; 4. 12F-Matt Foos[10] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 6. Z10-Brandon Moore[6] ; 7. X-Mike Keegan[5] ; 8. 9-Logan Riehl[1] ; 9. 1H-Zeth Sabo[3] ; 10. 36-Seth Schneider[11] ; 11. X15-Kasey Ziebold[17] ; 12. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[12] ; 13. 26-Jamie Miller[8] ; 14. 3X-Brandon Riehl[14] ; 15. 5-Kody Brewer[15] ; 16. 3V-Chris Verda[13] ; 17. 47-Matt Lucius[20] ; 18. 75-Jerry Dahms[18] ; 19. 3F-Wade Fraley[16] ; 20. 6-Jimmie Ward[19] ; 21. 77X-Jamin Kindred[21]

Hard Charger: 99-Alvin Roepke +6

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 4M-Jamie Miller[5] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[8] ; 3. 13-Andy Keegan[4] ; 4. 32H-Dan Hennig[1] ; 5. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[6] ; 6. 93B-Bryce Black[2] ; 7. 11-Austin Gibson[3] ; 8. 20-Caleb Shearn[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 23m-Brad Mitten[1] ; 2. P51-Paul Brown JR[4] ; 3. 78-Austin Black [5] ; 4. 1-John Brooks[7] ; 5. 4s-Keith Sorg[2] ; 6. 7H-JT Horn[3] ; 7. 33A-Brian Arnold[8] ; 8. 6-Josh Meggitt[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 17x-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 3. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[7] ; 4. 67-Ben Clapp[3] ; 5. 1x-Patrick Pinkston[2] ; 6. 54-Alex Stoudinger[1] ; 7. 16-Jim Holcomb[5]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps)

1. 911-Cory McCaughey[4] ; 2. 7X-Dana Frey[2] ; 3. 9-Curt Inks[6] ; 4. 14T-Cody Truman[3] ; 5. 77-Steven Pocock[1] ; 6. 27-Calob Crispen[7] ; 7. 26-Kyle Lagrou[5]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 4s-Keith Sorg[2] ; 2. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[1] ; 3. 16-Jim Holcomb[11] ; 4. 7H-JT Horn[6] ; 5. 33A-Brian Arnold[10] ; 6. 26-Kyle Lagrou[12] ; 7. 27-Calob Crispen[8] ; 8. 93B-Bryce Black[5] ; 9. 77-Steven Pocock[4] ; 10. 11-Austin Gibson[9] ; 11. 1x-Patrick Pinkston[3] ; 12. 54-Alex Stoudinger[7] ; 13. 20-Caleb Shearn[13] ; 14. 6-Josh Meggitt[14]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)

1. 911-Cory McCaughey[4] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[11] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 4. 78-Austin Black [7] ; 5. 8KB-Kent Brewer[5] ; 6. 4M-Jamie Miller[12] ; 7. 1-John Brooks[14] ; 8. 16-Jim Holcomb[19] ; 9. 23m-Brad Mitten[2] ; 10. P51-Paul Brown JR[8] ; 11. 4s-Keith Sorg[17] ; 12. 7X-Dana Frey[6] ; 13. 26-Kyle Lagrou[22] ; 14. 9-Curt Inks[3] ; 15. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[9] ; 16. 7H-JT Horn[20] ; 17. 14T-Cody Truman[16] ; 18. 32H-Dan Hennig[13] ; 19. 67-Ben Clapp[15] ; 20. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[18] ; 21. 33A-Brian Arnold[21] ; 22. 13-Andy Keegan[10]

Hard Charger: 16-Jim Holcomb +11

 

 

Wilmot Raceway

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, October 3, 2020)--One feature winner, one series champion and 143 happy youngsters were the main winners on the 2020 season closing night Saturday, October 3 at Wilmot Raceway.
The Dirt King Late Model Tour Series finale ended up called at the half-way point of the 30-lap feature with steady heavy showers hitting the 1/3-mile clay oval.
Waukesha's Taylor Scheffler became the third different Jim Wildman Watson Classic winner at Wilmot. Cleveland's Justin Schmidt was runner-up.
Third place finisher Justin Ritchie of New London captured the overall series 2020 season championship.
Fourth place in the shortened main went to Milwaukee's Turk Letizia. Rounding out the top five was Troy Springborn of Shawano.
Preliminary heat winners for the late models were Chris Engels of Green Bay, Taylor Scheffler and Joel Bennett of Hortonville.
Despite a steady mist which occasionally worked its way into a drizzle and then heavier showers, heat races in all of the divisions were completed. As a result the show was considered complete and drivers were paid accordingly.
Modified heat wins were to Terry Kiedrowski of Union Grove, Joel Crowbridge of union Grove and Chris Carlson of Union Grove.
Wingless Sprint Car heat wins were collected by Ryan Marshall of Kansasville, Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor, IL, Charles Spoonmore of Somonauk, IL and Brian Strane of Paris.
Bandit heat wins went to John Cole of McHenry, IL and Dale Ehleiter of Union Grove.
Street Stock heat victories were picked up by Adam Crapser of Brookfield and Jesse Krahn of Beaver Dam.
Various sponsors donated a record 143 bikes which were given away to youngsters ages 16 and under in attendance at the races.
The program concluded the 2020 Wilmot Raceway season. Congratulations go to track champions Bill Balog of Hartford in the 410 Winged Outlaw Sprints, Chris Klemko of Bristol in the AutoMeter/Brewington Electric Wisconsin WingLess Sprints, Mike Simons of Genoa City in the Modifieds, Courtney Atkinson of Muskego in the Street Stocks, John Cole of McHenry, IL in the 4-Cyliner Bandit Stock Cars and Ion Stear of Hebron, IL in the IRA Lightning Sprints.
Wilmot Raceway, located on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds, is slated to open the 2021 season some time in the spring. Check the track website wilmotraceway.com or the official Wilmot Raceway Facebook page.

 

Darland Wins Sprint Feature; Adams Nabs Title;In First Half of ‘Fall Festival of Speed’ Friday at Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., Oct. 3 – “The People’s Champion,” Dave Darland of Atlanta, Ind., won the 25-lap non-wing 410 sprint car feature Friday night as Gas City I-69 Speedway kicked off its two-day “Fall Festival of Speed” with “Open Wheel Mania.”

By finishing eighth in the feature Max Adams of Loomis, Calif., unofficially won the track’s sprint car championship for 2020.

Friday’s jam-packed card featured five different divisions of open-wheel race cars. Another big winner on Friday night was Ethan Barrow of Bloomington, Ind., who won the 25-lap IMCA winged 305 sprint car feature. Adam Taylor of DeMotte, Ind. was victorious in the 25-lap USAC regional midget main event. Justin Harper of Denver, Ind. took the checkered flag first in the 600cc non-wing micro-sprint feature. Daniel Ingram of Indianapolis won the 15-lap American Vintage Sprint Car Association (AVSCA) feature to round out the program.

The action continues tonight (Saturday) with the “Tin Top Spectacular” featuring four divisions of stock cars to close the track’s 2020 season.

Nick Bilbee of Indianapolis started on the pole in the 20-car field of non-wing 410 sprint cars and led the first 13 laps, primarily using the low line. Darland started seventh and concentrated on the high line around the quarter-mile dirt oval.

It only took five laps for Darland to crack the top five. He made a spectacular move by Adams and Robert Ballou of Tipton, Ind. on the backstretch working lap seven to vault into third place, trailing only Bilbee and Scotty Weir of Marion, Ind.

Darland passed Weir for second on lap13, right before Harley Burns of Brazil, Ind. brought out the first of two cautions in the race when he stopped on the frontstretch with a broken driveline.

After the restart Darland used the high line coming off Turn 4 to charge by Bilbee for the lead, and he was never again headed.

Ballou passed Bilbee to the outside as they were going through Turn 2 on lap 19 to snag second place. The final yellow flew with five laps to go after Cole Ketcham of Muncie, Ind. and Matt Goodnight of Winchester, Ind. got together in Turn 2.

Shane Cottle of Kansas, Ill. passed Bilbee for third with two laps remaining and finished in that position. Bilbee hung on for fourth and Weir finished fifth.

Adams ran in sixth towards the end but had a moment on the backstretch on lap 23 that allowed Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Ala., and Tye Mihocko of Phoenix, Ariz. to get by.

Adams’ eighth-place finish was good enough for him to secure the track championship, however. He had to finish 12th or better to beat J.J. Hughes of Indianapolis, who was leading the point standings going into Friday’s show but had difficulties during the preliminaries. Although the track officials will tabulate the official results in the coming days, unofficially Adams earned 983 points to Hughes’ 968. It was a big improvement for both of them, as neither finished in the top five in last year’s championship.

Darland was the ninth different regular sprint feature winner at Gas City this year. He drove his own DRC, which is powered by a Claxton-prepped engine. The team is sponsored by Curb Records, MVT and Claxton Racing Engines. Brian Cripe of Frankfort, Ind. is the winning chief mechanic.

A.J. and Matt Brookmyer sweetened the pot with $100 to the feature’s hard charger, who was Adam Byrkett of Burnettsville, Ind. He started 20th and finished tenth in a Maxim powered by a J&D Performance Chevy.

The Brookmyers also gave new right-rear Hoosier tires to the drivers who just missed the cut in the B-mains. They were Aaron Leffel of Springfield, Ohio and Sterling Cling of Indianapolis.

Polesitter Bradley Galedrige of Indianapolis didn’t show any rust when he won his heat and led the first 19 laps of the 25-lap IMCA winged 305 sprint car feature in his first start at Gas City in more than 10 years.

Barrow, of Unionville, Ind., started fourth. He took the lead from Galedrige with a move to the outside in Turn 3 with his Bridlewood Consulting No. 14, and was never again headed.

Dustin Stroup started ninth but he finished second after he passed Galedrige with three laps to go. Galedrige held on for third followed by two drivers from Bloomington, Ind. — Bradley Sterrett and Cody Trammell.

The USAC regional midget feature was intense even though the winner, Taylor, led all 25 laps from the pole. Veteran Jerry Coons Jr. of Greencastle, Ind. started third and dipped under the driver who started second, Stratton Briggs of Anna, Ohio, for second in Turn 3 working lap six. >From that point on Coons threw everything he had at Taylor but couldn’t pass him, although he dogged him the whole way. He got especially close on lap 14, but then lapped traffic made it hard for all of them.

Briggs got second back from Coons on the white-flag lap to finish second behind Taylor. Coons was third, Jacob Denney of Galloway, Ohio placed fourth and Will Armitage of Athens, Ill. finished fifth.

Corey Guingrich of Celina, Ohio was the race’s hard charger, coming from 18th to ninth. He received bonus money from the Brookmyers too.

Darin Naida of Adrian, Mich. led the first lap of the 15-lap 600cc non-wing micro-sprint feature before Harper took control and led the rest of the race. Kole Kirkman of Kokomo, Ind. placed third and Brent Busz of Pierceton, Ind. finished fourth. Ed Cleveland rounded out the top five.

The vintage sprint car feature was similar in that Roy Caruthers of Indianapolis led its first lap and the winner, Ingram, led the other 14. It was Ingram’s first dirt-track victory.

Caruthers finished second. His neighbor, Joey Vallone of Avon, Ind., finished third and Willie Tackitt of Tuscola, Ill. was fourth. Jason Metzinger of Lafayette, Ind. was the only driver who chose the high side in that race, and he finished fifth after starting eighth.

Dustin Ingle of Lima, Ohio flipped in Turn 2 at the start of the second sprint B-main. Kameron Gladish of Indianapolis flipped in Turn 1 with eight laps down in the third midget heat. Scott Bradley tipped over during a two-car crash between Turns 3 and 4 with one lap down in the 305 sprint feature. Luckily none required a trip to the hospital.

Competitors and fans can watch the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com for news about a championship banquet and the 2021 season opener. They can also follow the track on Twitter: @GasCitySpeedway; Instagram: @GasCitySpeedway and Facebook: GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas.

Gas City I-69 Speedway is located on State Road 22, approximately a half-mile west of I-69, exit 259.

The results:

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Nick Bilbee, 2. Chase Jones, 3. Cole Bodine, 4. Matt Goodnight, 5. Cole Ketcham, 6. Luke Hall, 7. Aaron Leffel, 8. Tayte Williamson, 9. Paul Dues, 10. Will Barnett.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Scotty Weir, 2. Max Adams, 3. Harley Burns, 4. Brayden Fox, 5. Adam Byrkett, 6. Keith Sheffer, 7. Anthony D’Alessio, 8. Ryan Barr, 9. Shane O’Banion, 10. Matt Westfall.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Anton Hernandez, 3. Kevin Thomas Jr., 4. Brayden Clark, 5. Zack Pretorius, 6. Ray Seach, 7. Travis Berryhill, 8. Derek Crane, 9. Cooper Welch, 10. J.J. Hughes.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 4 (8 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Shane Cottle, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Cody White, 4. Tye Mihocko, 5. Chad Boespflug, 6. Dustin Ingle, 7. Sterling Cling, 8. Tyler Kendall, 9. Korbyn Hayslett, 10. Gage Rucker.

Non-Wing Sprint B-Main 1 (10 laps, 2 transferred): 1. Cole Ketcham, 2. Travis Berryhill, 3. Aaron Leffel, 4. Zack Pretorius, 5. Luke Hall, 6. Paul Dues, 7. Ray Seach, 8. J.J. Hughes, 9. Derek Crane, 10. Tayte Williamson, 11. Cooper Welch, 12. Will Barnett.

Non-Wing Sprint B-Main 2 (10 laps, 2 transferred): 1. Chad Boespflug, 2. Adam Byrkett, 3. Sterling Cling, 4. Korbyn Hayslett, 5. Ryan Barr, 6. Anthony D’Alessio, 7. Matt Westfall, 8. Keith Sheffer, 9. Gage Rucker, 10. Shane O’Banion, 11. Dustin Ingle, 12. Tyler Kendall (DNS).

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps, with starting position in parenthesis): 1. Dave Darland (7); 2. Robert Ballou (3); 3. Shane Cottle (4); 4. Nick Bilbee (1); 5. Scotty Weir (2); 6. Kevin Thomas Jr. (11); 7. Tye Mihocko (16); 8. Max Adams (6); 9. Anton Hernandez (5); 10. Adam Byrkett (20); 11. Chase Jones (8); 12. Travis Berryhill (19); 13. Cody White (12); 14. Brayden Clark (15); 15. Brayden Fox (14); 16. Matt Goodnight (13); 17. Cole Bodine (9); 18. Cole Ketcham (17); 19. Harley Burns (10); 20. Chad Boespflug (18).

Lap Leaders: Laps 1-13, Bilbee; laps 14-25, Darland.

IMCA Winged 305 Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps; top 2 to redraw): 1. Bradley Galedrige, 2. Ethan Barrow, 3. Bradley Sterrett, 4. Justin Clark, 5. Andy Bradley, 6. Kyle Gunkle, 7. Tyler Miller.

IMCA Winged 305 Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps; top 2 to redraw): 1. Cody Trammell, 2. John Paynter, 3. Michael Helterbran, 4. Alex Nalon, 5. Eli Lakin, 6. Erik Spaulding, 7. Dylan Troyer.

IMCA Winged 305 Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps; top 2 to redraw): 1. Jeff Wimmenauer, 2. Danny Clark, 3. Dustin Stroup, 4. Jordan Welch, 5. Austin Powell, 6. Scotty Bradley, 7. Kevin Champoux.

IMCA Winged 305 Sprint Feature (25 laps, with starting position in parenthesis): 1. Ethan Barrow (4); 2. Dustin Stroup (9); 3. Bradley Galedrige (1); 4. Bradley Sterrett (7); 5. Cody Trammell (3); 6. Justin Clark (10); 7. Danny Clark (2); 8. Jeff Wimmenauer (6); 9. Jordan Welch (12); 10. John Paynter (5); 11. Austin Powell (15); 12. Scotty Bradley (18); 13. Michael Heltrbran (8); 14. Erik Spaulding (17); 15. Dylan Troyer (20); 16. Kevin Champoux (21); 17. Andy Bradley (13); 18. Kyle Gunkel (16); 19. Tyler Miller (19); 20. Eli Lakin (14); 21. Alex Nalon (11).

Lap Leaders: Laps 1-19, Galedrige; laps 20-25, Barrow.

USAC Regional Midget Heat 1 (8 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Glenn Waterland, 2. Will Armitage, 3. Matt Lux, 4. Gunnar Lucius, 5. Tyler Rankin, 6. Greg Mitchell, 7. Zach Guingrich, 8. Brandon Watson, 9. Abby Hohlbein, 10. Thomas Bigelow.

USAC Regional Midget Heat 2 (8 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Stratton Briggs, 2. Jacob Denney, 3. Stephen Sidora, 4. Kyle Dager, 5. Ian Creager, 6. Zane Briggs, 7. Jacob Goeglein, 8. Chase McDermand, 9. Ryan Moran.

USAC Regional Midget Heat 3 (8 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Adam Taylor, 2. Billy Lawless, 3. Russ Gamester, 4. Bryce Dues, 5. Kameron Gladish, 6. Jon Steed, 7. Don Bigelow, 8. Kyle Kriegbaum, 9. Denny Smith.

USAC Regional Midget Heat 4 (8 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Jerry Coons Jr., 2. Shane Cottle, 3. Chett Gehrke, 4. Jeff Beasley, 5. Cory Guingrich, 6. Alex Watson, 7. Tommy Kouns, 8. Kevin Blue, 9. Brent Watson.

USAC Regional Midget B-Main 1 (10 laps, 2 transferred): 1. Jon Steed, 2. Greg Mitchell, 3. Abby Hohlbein, 4. Tyler Rankin, 5. Brandon Watson, 6. Kyle Kriegbaum, 7. Thomas Bigelow, 8. Denny Smith, 9. Don Bigelow, 10. Zach Guingrich, 11. Kameron Gladish (DNS).

USAC Regional Midget B-Main 2 (10 laps, 2 transferred): 1. Cory Guingrich, 2. Ian Creager, 3. Alex Watson, 4. Zane Briggs, 5. Jacob Goeglein, 6. Tommy Kouns, 7. Brent Watson, 8. Kevin Blue, 9. Ryan Moran (DNS), 10. Chase McDermand (DNS).

USAC Regional Midget Feature (25 laps, with starting position in parenthesis): 1. Adam Taylor (1); 2. Stratton Briggs (2); 3. Jerry Coons Jr. (3); 4. Jacob Denney (6); 5. Will Armitage (7); 6. Chett Gehrke (12); 7. Matt Lux (9); 8. Stephen Sidora (10); 9. Corey Guingrich (18); 10. Billy Lawless (8); 11. Russ Gamester (11); 12. Greg Mitchell (19); 13. Ian Creager (20); 14. Bryce Dues (15); 15. Kyle Dager (14); 16. Glenn Waterland (4); 17. Jeff Beasley (16); 18. Jon Steed (17); 19. Shane Cottle (5); 20. Gunnar Lucius (13).

Lap Leaders: Laps 1-25, Taylor.

600cc Non-Wing Micro-Sprints Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Justin Harper, 2. Brent Busz, 3. Kati Waggoner, 4. Cole Ketcham, 5. Kayle Martin, 6. David Engstrom, 7. Kayla Cleveland, 8. Randy Franks, 9. Tony Tauber, 10. Brandon Yeiter (DNS).

600cc Non-Wing Micro-Sprints Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Darin Naida, 2. Jack Hoyer, 3. Kole Kirkman, 4. Ed Cleveland, 5. Jakeb Boxell, 6. Zack Wingo, 7. Doug Nichols, 8. Clayton Moore, 9. Noah Whitehouse.

600cc Non-Wing Micro-Sprints Feature (15 laps, with starting position in parenthesis): 1. Justin Harper (1); 2. Darin Naida (2); 3. Kole Kirkman (6); 4. Brent Busz (3); 5. Ed Cleveland (8); 6. David Engstrom (11); 7. Kayla Martin (9); 8. Jakeb Boxell (10); 9. Noah Whitehouse (18); 10. Cole Ketcham (7); 11. Randy Franks (15); 12. Doug Nichols (14); 13. Zack Wingo (12); 14. Clayton Moore (16); 15. Tony Tauber (17); 16. Kayla Cleveland (13); 17. Jack Hoyer (4); 18. Kati Waggoner (5); 19. Brandon Yeiter (DNS).

Lap Leaders: Lap 1, Naida; laps 2-15, Harper.

AVSCA Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Roy Caruthers, 2. Daniel Ingram, 3. Joey Vallone, 4. John Tosti, 5. Alan Brown, 6. Robert McCombs, 7. Willie Tackitt, 8. Jason Metzinger, 9. Craig Sharenberg, 10. Danny Pittman, 11. Richard Barngrover.

AVSCA Feature (15 laps, with starting position in parenthesis): 1. Daniel Ingram (2); 2. Roy Caruthers (1); 3. Joey Vallone (3); 4. Willie Tackitt (7); 5. Jason Metzinger (8); 6. Robert McCombs (6); 7. John Tosti (4); 8. Craig Scharfenberg (9); 9. Richard Barngrover (11); 10. Alan Brown (5); 11. Danny Pittman (DNS).

Lap Leaders: Laps 1, Caruthers; laps 2-15, Ingram.

 

 

Hagar Wins Again in Short Track Nationals Prelim at Hammer Hill

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 2, 2020) –For the second year in a row, Marion, AR, native Derek Hagar kicked off I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals by wiring the field in Friday night’s 25-lap Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour preliminary feature atop the high-banked, ¼-mile clay oval.

Earning the pole position for the nightcap, Hagar kept his Southern Collision Centre/B&D Towing & Recovery No. 9jr ahead of the carnage that eliminated half of the 20-car feature field to open up the 33rd Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

Hagar beat Pennsylvania’s Mark Smith to the line with Canadian Dylan Westbrook rallying from 19th to fill out the podium in third as a field of 78 cars hit the track for STN preliminary action.

“I knew those guys behind me would be coming,” Hagar said afterward. “This isn’t our kind of track, this thing was cowboy up. I found a good line in three and four, I felt like the top was going away and it was just way too far around up there.”

Smith made a brief bid on a restart with ten laps to go but was unable to maintain pace, settling for runner-up honors in the No. m1 Mach 1 chassis.

“We tried something a little different tonight than we did the last time we were here and just ended up with a little too much gear and just kind of lost momentum,” Smith commented afterward.

After starting 19th, Westbrook cracked the top five by the 15th lap then cashed in on second-runner Scott Bogucki’s misfortune and then battled past Howard Moore for third on the 17th round to keep the position the rest of the way.

“The night didn’t start out too good, but we kept on pushing for it and turned out real good for us,” Westbrook explained after the show finish in the Hills Racing No. 47x.

Moore edged Jordan Mallett at the line by inches for fourth with Garet Williamson, Matt Covington, 20th-starter Ayrton Gennetten, Brad Bowden, Charlie Louden and Devon Borden the cars remaining as the checkered flag flew.

The feature included two cautions and four red flag stoppages as follows:

Initial Start – The red flag flies right away when fourth-starter Marshall Skinner jumps a Bogucki tire entering turn one and flips hard, collecting I-30 Speedway track champion Cody Gardner and Brandon Anderson in the melee. All three were done for the night. Fifth-starter Garet Williamson’s top wing was peeled off in the incident, but he was able to return to action after a quick visit to the work area.

Second Start – After restarting ninth, Washington’s Devon Borden spins to a stop in turn three to force a third try.

One Lap – Two-time and defending STN champ Blake Hahn slows exiting turn four with a cut right rear tire and is unable to make it out of the work area before the race resumes.

Three Laps – After starting on the front row outside and still holding down third behind Hagar and Bogucki, Harli White spins in turn four and collects fifth-runner Dale Howard who ends up on his side. Both are done.

Lap Four Restart – Kyle Clark dumps it in turn three to precipitate another red flag with still just three laps in the books.

15 Laps – Battling for the fourth position with Howard Moore, Canadian Alex Hill clips an infield tire exiting turn four and takes a hard ride. Under the ensuing stoppage, Bogucki’s mount overheats and he is forced pitside, cutting short a torrid battle for second with Smith.

Heat race wins on the night went to Hill, Smith, Covington, Ernie Ainsworth, Skinner, Joey Schmidt, Mallett, Gardner and Colby Thornhill while Moore, Hahn, Bogucki and Williamson bested the Qualifying Races.

Ryan Bickett and Koty Adams won “C” Mains with Clark and Anderson best in the “B” Mains as Westbrook and Gennetten both made dramatic last-lap passes to snare final transfer positions.

The night’s most violent crash leading up to the feature occurred in the second qualifier when Ernie Ainsworth tagged the wall exiting turn four and was hit by several cars including current Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour point leader Sam Hafertepe, Jr., in the aftermath of several cars were dicing for position. Ainsworth and three-time STN runner-up Hafertepe, Jr., were done for the night.

The 33rd Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway concludes with Saturday night’s $10,041-to-win tilt that features a full card of heat races, qualifying races, “C” Mains, “B” Mains and 41-lap STN championship “A” Main along with the Mike Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash” and “Red Shirt Dash” in memory of Lanny Edwards. Racing action goes green at 7:30 p.m.

33rd Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Friday Night Results:

Heat Races (Top 40 in Finishing/Passing Points to Qualifying Races; Balance to Two “C” Mains):

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 77x-Alex Hill (2), 2. 52-Blake Hahn (1), 3. 24w-Jeffrey West, Jr. (3), 4. 11-Roger Crockett (5) 5. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (6), 6. 38-Rick Pringle (8), 7. 23m-Lance Moss (4), 8. 30-Joseph Miller (7), 9. 29-Pete Butler (DNS).

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. M1-Mark Smith (1), 2. 61-Cody Howard (4), 3. 28-Scott Bogucki (5), 4. 44-Ronny Howard (2), 5. 21p-Robbie Price (8), 6. 07T-Brandon Taylor (6), 7. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (7), 8. 88r-Travis Reber (9), 9. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (3).

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington (2), 2. 22-Connor Leoffler (4), 3. 21b-Brandon Hinkle (1), 4. 1x-Tim Crawley (6), 5. 4-Danny Smith (8), 6. 27J-Joseph Poe, Jr. (3), 7. 88-Kyle Offill (5), 8. 10k2-Jamie Manley (7), 9. 3b-Chris Banja (DNS).

Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (1), 2. X-Charlie Louden (3), 3. 2-Brad Bowden (4), 4. 12w-Dale Wester (2), 5. 16-Koty Adams (5), 6. 10k-Dewayne White (6), 7. 48-Cody Stacy (7), 8. 23J-Junior Jenkins (8), 9. 20g-Jake Greider (DNS).

Fifth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 26-Marshall Skinner (2), 2. 16a-Justin Sanders (4), 3. 9-Chase Randall (6), 4. 5L-Eric Lutz (1), 5. 99-Blake Jenkins (5), 6. 6-Dustin Gates (9), 7. 12-Tony Bruce, Jr. (8), 8. 8z-Zach Pringle (7), 9. 92-Cody Hays (3).

Sixth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 1s-Joey Schmidt (2), 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar (4), 3. 24g-Garet Williamson (5), 4. 45F-Monty Ferriera, 5. 14e-Kyle Bellm (3), 6. 15J-Jeremy Middleton (7), 7. 67-Hayden Martin (6), 8. 24d-Danny Sams III (8), 9. 21m-Spencer Meredith (9).

Seventh Heat (8 Laps): 1. 14m-Jordon Mallett (1), 2. 3-Howard Moore (2), 3. J2-John Carney II (4), 4. 94-Jeff Swindell (3), 5. 23b-Seth Bergman (6), 6. 17b-Ryan Bickett (7), 7. 13-Chase Howard (5), 8. 84-Brandon Hanks (8).

Eighth Heat (8 Laps): 1. G6-Cody Gardner (1), 2. 17w-Harli White (4), 3. 47-Dale Howard (8), 4. X3-Ayrton Gennetten (5), 5. 0-Mike Vaculik (2), 6. 13m-Chance McCrary (6), 7. 95s-Asa Swindell (3), 8. 10h-Dustin Homan (7).

Ninth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 19-Colby Thornhill (2), 2. 9$-Kyle Clark (1), 3. 55b-Brandon Anderson (4), 4. 8-Devon Borden (8), 5. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (7), 6. 10b-Landon Britt (5), 7. 12T-Joe Young (6), 8. 45-David Luckie (3).

Qualifying Races – Top 14 in Combined Passing/Finishing Points to “A” Feature; Balance to “B” Mains

First Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 3-Howard Moore (1), 2. M1-Mark Smith (3), 3. 8-Devon Borden (2), 4. 47-Dale Howard (6), 5. 1s-Joey Schmidt (5), 6. J2-John Carney II (7), 7. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (10), 8. 4-Danny Smith (8), 9. 21b-Brandon Hinkle (9), 10. 16a-Justin Sanders (4).

Second Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn (1), 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar (4), 3. X-Charlie Louden (2), 4. 77x-Alex Hill (6), 5. 55b-Brandon Anderson (7), 6. 24w-Jeffrey West, Jr. (8), 7. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (3), 8. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (9), 9. 19-Colby Thornhill (5), 10. 23b-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (10).

Third Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki (2), 2. 17w-Harli White (4), 3. 9$-Kyle Clark (1), 4. 14m-Jordon Mallett (3), 5. 95-Matt Covington (6), 6. 1x-Tim Crawley (7), 7. 6-Dustin Gates (9), 8. 11-Roger Crockett (8), 9. 61-Cody Howard (5), 10. 44-Ronny Howard (10).

Fourth Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 24g-Garet Williamson (2), 2. G6-Cody Gardner (3), 3. 26-Marshall Skinner (6), 4. 2-Brad Bowden (1), 5. 21p-Robbie Price (7), 6. 94-Jeff Swindell (9), 7. 22-Connor Leoffler (5), 8. X3-Ayrton Gennetten (8), 9. 12w-Dale Wester (10), 10. 9-Chase Randall (4).

“C” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to Corresponding “B” Feature

First “C” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 17b-Ryan Bickett (4), 2. 38-Rick Pringle (1), 3. 10b-Landon Britt (7), 4. 99-Blake Jenkins (3), 5. 45F-Monty Ferriera (2), 6. 10k-Dewayne White (6), 7. 23m-Lance Moss (12), 8. 48-Cody Stacy (9), 9. 12T-Joe Young (10), 10. 27J-Joseph Poe (8), 11. 45-David Luckie (15), 12. 23J-Junior Jenkins (11), 13. 92-Cody Hays (16), 14. 0-Mike Vaculik (5), 15. 10k2-Jamie Manley (13), 16. 84-Brandon Hanks (14), 17. 88-Kyle Offill (DNS), 18. 10h-Dustin Homan (DNS), 19. 3b-Chris Banja (DNS).

Second “C” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 16-Koty Adams (2), 2. 14e-Kyle Bellm (4), 3. 5L-Eric Lutz (1), 4. 24d-Danny Sams III (13), 5. 07T-Brandon Taylor (5), 6. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (8), 7. 12-Tony Bruce, Jr. (7), 8. 67-Hayden Martin (9), 9. 13m-Chance McCrary (6), 10. 13-Chase Howard (11), 11. 8z-Zach Pringle (15), 12. 88r-Travis Reber (10), 13. 30-Joseph Miller (12), 14. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (17), 15. 20g-Jake Greider (16), 16. 21m-Spencer Meredith (14), 17. 15J-Jeremy Middleton (3), 18. 95s-Asa Swindell (DNS), 19. 29-Pete Butler (DNS).

“B” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to “A:

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 9$-Kyle Clark (2), 2. 14m-Jordon Mallett (1), 3. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (7), 4. J2-John Carney II (4), 5. 1x-Tim Crawley (5), 6. 11-Roger Crockett (10), 7. 19-Colby Thornhill (8), 8. 21b-Brandon Hinkle (12), 9. 21p-Robbie Price (3), 10. 10b-Landon Britt (14), 11. 17b-Ryan Bickett (12), 12. 94-Jeff Swindell (6), 13. 4-Danny Smith (9), 14. 38-Rick Pringle (14), 15. 16a-Justin Sanders (DNS), 16. 23b-Seth Bergman (DNS).

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 55b-Brandon Anderson (2), 2. 2-Brad Bowden (3), 3. X3-Ayrton Gennetten (8), 4. 22-Connor Leoffler (5), 5. 6-Dustin Gates (7), 6. 16-Koty Adams (12), 7. 5L-Eric Lutz (13), 8. 9-Chase Randall (9), 9. 24w-Jeffrey West, Jr. (4), 10. 12w-Dale Wester (10), 11. 61-Cody Howard (6), 12. 1s-Joey Schmidt (1), 13. 14e-Kyle Bellm (11), 14. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (DNS), 15. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (DNS), 16. 44-Ronny Howard (DNS).

“A” Feature

A Feature (25 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar (1), 2. M1-Mark Smith (7), 3. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (19), 4. 3-Howard Moore (10), 5. 14m-Jordon Mallett (17), 6. 24g-Garet Williamson (5), 7. 95-Matt Covington (14), 8. X3-Ayrton Gennetten (20) 9. 2-Brad Bowden (18), 10. X-Charlie Louden (13), 11. 8-Devon Borden (12), 12. 28-Scott Bogucki (4), 13. 77x-Alex Hill (9), 14. 9$-Kyle Clark (15), 15. 17w-Harli White (2), 16. 47-Dale Howard (6), 17. 52-Blake Hahn (11), 18. 26-Marshall Skinner (3), 19. G6-Cody Gardner (8), 20. 55b-Brandon Anderson (16).

Lap Leaders: Derek Hagar 1-25.

 

 

BUDDY KOFOID SWEEPS GOLD CROWN NIGHT ONE

Granite City, IL. (10/02/2020) The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League was back in action for a two-day stint at the famous Tri-City Speedway for the Gold Crown Nationals. With 28 cars in attendance, an action-packed slider-filled night kept the crowd and drivers on their feet.
Michael "Buddy" Kofoid came out on top and killed the field to take his seventh trip to victory lane this season.

The feature action was all over at Tri-City Speedway, as front row competitors #67 Buddy Kofoid and #21K Emilio Hoover would being the field of 23 drivers to the green flag. Pole-sitter Kofoid would take the top side and gain the early lead, Thomas Meseraull would strike early but a pair of reds kept the field bunched up and gave Kofoid the advantage on the field.

With just under ten laps remaining, Kofoid still chose the top line around the racetrack but teammate Daison Pursley had his mind set elsewhere. Pursley would use a high-to-low maneuver on the exit of turn two which would give him an advantage. Pursley made the pass for the second-place position and set his sights on the top spot. With the laps winding down, Pursley gave Kofoid all he had but came up one spot short of his first POWRi Midget Victory. Cannon McIntosh finished in the third-place position, Thomas Meseraull in fourth, and rounding out your top five was Zach Daum.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will be back in action tomorrow, October 3 at Tri-City Speedway for the final night of the Gold Crown Nationals.

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Schoenfeld Headers Heat 1 Winner: 21KS- Zach daum
AFCO Heat 2 Winner: 67- Buddy Kofoid
Diversified Machine Inc. Heat 3 Winner: 7X-Thomas Meseraull
Auto Meter Heat 4 Winner: 21K-Emilio Hoover
Super Clean High Point: 67- Buddy Kofoid
Rod End Supply Semi-Feature 1: 28- Ace McCarthy
TRD Hard Charger: 71K Cannon McIntosh
Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 67- Buddy Kofoid
POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (25 laps): 1. 67- Buddy Kofoid 2. 9-Daison Pursley 3. 71K Cannon McIntosh 4. 7X-Thomas Meseraull 5. 21KS- Zach Daum 6. 28- Ace McCarthy 7. 3N-Jake Neuman 8. 71-Kaylee Bryson 9. 67K-Bryant Wiedeman 10. 97K- Jesse Love 11. 91T-Tyler Thomas 12. 15-Emerson Axsom 13. 72-Sam Johnson 14. 5T- Ryan Timms 15. 20G-Noah Gass 16. 55K- Karter Sarff 17. 97- Brenham Crouch 18. 50-Daniel Adler 19. 98- Clinton Boyles 20. 00-Kory Weyant 21. 21-Trey Gropp 22. 19P- Don Droud JR 23. 21K-Emilio Hoover

 

 

Michael’s Mercer Raceway kicks off the 21st annual little guy nationals Friday as Fink fends off Rudolph for small block modified Main; McGuire masters Penn/Ohio stocks; Gabany, Morris, Bale,King repeat in other features .

By Jim Balentine

Mercer,Pa

Oct 2

Under beautiful blue skies Michaels Mercer Raceway began its 21st annual little guy nationals on Friday night Oct 2nd with 6 divisions in the pits on a chilly October evening.

Winners were Kyle Fink(small block modifieds); Chris McGuire( penn/Ohio stocks); Jimmy Morris(305 sprints); Eric Gabany(FASTRAK modifieds); Nathaniel Bale(Mod lites) and Phil King(mini stocks).

In the open small block modified feature Kyle Fink started up 3rd and held off challenges from modified stand out Eric Rudolph to take his 3rd career little guy nationals win. Rudolph who was involved in a tangle with Fink as they were battling had to go to the rear for bringing out the caution and Fink, who never stopped , went back to his lead position. Rudolph would make his way through the pack and once again challenged Fink for the lead but he kept his line and held off the New York star to capture the event. New York dominated the top spots as Rudolph finishes second, Ron Cartwright 3rd, Tony Pangrazio 4th and last years winner Phil Vigneri 5th all from the Empire State.

Chris McGuire has taken a liking to Mercer as he held of John Boardman to win his second Penn/Ohio pro stock feature of the year at the speedway. Tim Bish who was looking to capture another little guy nationals win broke while leading and McGuire would get around Penn/Ohio point champ Jackson Humanic to go on for the win.

After a 6 year dry spell Jimmy Morris now has won 2 Mercer Racesaver 305 sprint features in a row and he was never challenged from the pole for a 7 second victory. Greg Dobrosky was 2nd, last years winner Kyle Colwell 3rd, Jeremy Kornbau 4th, and Steve Cousins 5th.

Eric Gabany from his 4th starting spot picked up his historic 15th career FASTRAK limited modified feature and his 3rd little guy win. Kole Holden challenged Gabany at the end to finish 2nd, Jeff Schaffer Jr was 3rd, Preston Cope moved up 6 spots to finish 4th and Chas Wolbert passed 13 cars to finish 5th.

Nathaniel Bale has now won 2 career Mercer mod lite features in his young career coming from the 7th position for the win. Last years winner Shane Webb was 2nd, Roman Jones 3rd, Darryl Jones up 6 spots for 4th and Darryl Hoon up 8 positions for 5th.

Phil King survived a caution and accident marred mini stock feature to pick up his second career win. Last week’s winner Andy Thompson Bounced back to second, Adam Aley who won two weeks ago finish third, Summer Pitts up 12 spots for 4th and Carl Ealy 5th.


Open small Block Modifieds

1. 6F-Kyle Fink[3]; 2. 25-Erick Rudolph[4]; 3. 2B-Ron Cartwright[5]; 4. 41-Tony Pangrazio[6]; 5. 44V-Phil Vigneri III[2]; 6. 4-Ken Titus[13]; 7. 58-Lonny Riggs[8]; 8. 8-Kyle Martell[14]; 9. 9K-Chad Gump[11]; 10. 817-John Zvenuto[7]; 11. 17-Brandon Ritchey[16]; 12. 5-Max Smoker[9]; 13. 10-Jeff Schaffer Jr[1]; 14. 18-JR McGinley[10]; 15. 60J-Chris Ostrowsky[12]; 16. 74-Kevin Green[17]; 17. (DNS) 28H-Jimmy Holden

305 Sprints

1. 16-Jim Morris[1]; 2. 88-Greg Dobrosky[2]; 3. 80JR-Kyle Colwell[6]; 4. 4J-Jeremy Kornbau[7]; 5. 56-Steve Cousins[8]; 6. 29-logan mccandless[4]; 7. X7-Andy Cavanagh[3]; 8. 21-Rob Felix[5]; 9. 12G-Tommy Jasen[9]; 10. 25-Jarrett Rosencranze[11]; 11. 97-JR Jameson[10]; 12. 40C-Joe Campbell[12]

 

 

Blurton Captures Victory on Night One of WaKeeney Showdown with United Rebel Sprint Series

WAKEENEY, Kansas (September 26, 2020) – Twenty-nine cars were in competition with the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing for night one of the WaKeeney Showdown at WaKeeney Speedway. Points leader and defending champion, Zach Blurton, went brought on the heat late-race to take home the $700 pay day by capturing Saturday night’s 25-lap feature event.

Jake Martens and JD Johnson set the pace for the Saturday’s feature. It was Martens taking the early lead over JD Johnson while Blurton and Jordan Knight followed. The first ten laps saw the top-four runners remaining the same, while battle ensued behind. Taylor Velasquez climbed through the field up to fifth.

By the twelfth circuit, Blurton advanced to second over JD Johnson. Four laps later, Blurton moved forward yet again to claim the lead. Oklahoma’s Jake Martens battled back to take the top position back on lap 19. Blurton and Martens would battle in the laps following before a late-race caution flew over the field.

The restart saw Blurton advancing back to the lead. JD Johnson slid to second in the closing laps, but Martens pushed to a last lap pass to get second place. Johnson would finish third, while Jordan Knight and Jed Werner rounded out the top-five finishers with the United Rebel Sprint Series on night one of the WaKeeney Showdown.

Heat races were won by Zach Blurton, Jake Martens, Jordan Knight and Jed Werner. Ty Williams claimed the Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard-charger, finishing ninth from a 16th place starting position.

The Mel Hambelton Ford Racing POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series are back in action on Sunday night for the WaKeeney Showdown finale.

United Rebel Sprint Series

WaKeeney Speedway – WaKeeney, Kansas

September 26, 2020

Heat One (8 laps): 1) Zach Blurton, 2) Darren Berry, 3) Mark Walinder, 4) Kyler Johnson, 5) Jeff Reiman, 6) Willie Wynn, 7) Fred Holz, 8) Brady Skrdlant

Heat Two (8 laps): 1) Jake Martens, 2) Taylor Velasquez, 3) Ray Seemann, 4) Ty Williams, 5) Scott Cochran, 6) Dalton Webb, 7) Chuck Lutters

Heat Three (8 laps): 1) Jordan Knight, 2) John Webster, 3) Koby Walters, 4) Howard Van Dyke, 5) Ross Essenburg, 6) Daniel Nekolite, 7) Chad Salem

Heat Four (8 laps): 1) Jed Werner, 2) JD Johnson, 3) Cody Lampe, 4) Todd Plemons, 5) Luke Cranston, 6) Aaron Ploussard, 7) Tom Belsky

B-Feature (12 laps): 1) Luke Cranston, 2) Cody Lampe, 3) Todd Plemons, 4) Ty Williams, 5) Scott Cochran, 6) Willie Wynn, 7) Fred Holz, 8) Dalton Webb, 9) Aaron Ploussard, 10) Howard Van Dyke, 11) Tom Belsky, 12) Jeff Reiman, 13) Ross Essenburg, 14) Chuck Lutters, 15) Daniel Nekolite, 16) Brady Skrdlant, 17) Chad Salem

A-Feature (25 laps): 1) Zach Blurton, 2) Jake Martens, 3) JD Johnson, 4) Jordan Knight, 5) Jed Werner, 6) John Webster, 7) Luke Cranston, 8) Kyler Johnson, 9) Ty Williams, 10) Ray Seemann, 11) Todd Plemons, 12) Mark Walinder, 13) Cody Lampe, 14) Willie Wynn, 15) Scott Cochran, 16) Taylor Velasquez, 17) Koby Walters, 18) Darren Berry, 19) Dalton Webb, 20) Fred Holz

 

 

Blurton Sweeps WaKeeney Showdown with United Rebel Sprint Series

WAKEENEY, Kansas (September 27, 2020) – The Mel Hambelton Ford Racing Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series took to the 3/8-mile dirt track of WaKeeney Speedway for the WaKeeney Showdown finale on Sunday night. Twenty-seven cars were in attendance for the finale and it was Quinter, Kansas’ Zach Blurton picking up the $1,000-to-win feature event.

Kyler Johnson and Todd Plemons were scheduled to set the pace for Sunday’s 30-lap feature event, but trouble ensued for Johnson during the pace lap causing him to pull off the track. Oklahoma-native, Jake Martens, assumed the pole starting position. At the drop of the green, Martens marched to the race lead ahead of Plemons while Blurton charged forward to third. Blurton would go on to challenge Plemons for the runner-up position, but Plemons battled back.

With ten laps in the books, a caution flew for Mark Walinder who fell off the track and spun. It was Martens taking off with the race lead on the restart while Plemons and Blurton continued to battle for second. Blurton advanced to second and made a charge toward race leader, Jake Martens.

On lap 20, Blurton assumed the lead over Martens. Martens appeared to have a mechanical issue, falling back to fourth after sweeping off of the track. Ty Williams would assume the second position over Scott Cochran. Taylor Velasquez, from the B-feature, made a charge forward through the field throughout the 30-lap event.

The red flag flew over the field with five laps remaining. It was Blurton maintaining the race lead and navigating the track to expand the lead. Martens pulled off, assuming Velasquez to third. Blurton went on to win the feature event over Ty Williams, Taylor Velasquez, Scott Cochran, and Todd Plemons.

Sunday’s United Rebel Sprint Series heat races were won by Zach Blurton, Chad Salem, Jake Martens, and Scott Cochran. The Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard-charger was awarded to Taylor Velasquez, coming from a B-Feature win to start 13th and finish third.

United Rebel Sprint Series

WaKeeney Speedway – WaKeeney, Kansas

September 27, 2020

Heat One (8 laps): 1) Zach Blurton, 2) Ty Williams, 3) Todd Plemons, 4) Koby Walters

Heat Two (8 laps): 1) Chad Salem, 2) Jed Werner, 3) Jordan Knight, 4) Taylor Velasquez, 5) Cody Lampe, 6) Ray Seemann, 7) Chuck Lutters

Heat Three (8 laps): 1) Jake Martens, 2) Kyler Johnson, 3) JD Johnson, 4) Fred Holz, 5) Mark Walinder

Heat Four (8 laps): 1) Scott Cochran, 2) Daniel Nekolite, 3) Tom Belsky, 4) Aaron Ploussard, 5) Willie Wynn, 6) Dalton Webb

B-Feature (12 laps): 1) Taylor Velasquez, 2) Koby Walters, 3) Ray Seemann, 4) Cody Lampe, 5) Willie Wynn, 6) Fred Holz, 7) Aaron Ploussard, 8) Mark Walinder, 9) Dalton Webb, 10) Howard Van Dyke, 11) Darren Berry, 12) Chuck Lutters, 13) Jeff Reiman, 14) John Webster, 15) Brady Skrdlant

A-Feature (30 laps): 1) Zach Blurton, 2) Ty Williams, 3) Taylor Velasquez, 4) Scott Cochran, 5) Todd Plemons, 6) JD Johnson, 7) Jordan Knight, 8) Ray Seemann, 9) Cody Lampe, 10) Tom Belsky, 11) Aaron Ploussard, 12) Fred Holz, 13) Willie Wynn, 14) Jake Martens, 15) Daniel Nekolite, 16) Jed Werner, 17) Mark Walinder, 18) Chad Salem, 19) Koby Walters, 20) Kyler Johnson

 

 

Blake Hahn Masters I-44

Belleville, IL. (09/ 27/2020) The POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League was back in action at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Sapulpa, OK. for the final night of the two-day race weekend. With a 25-car field in attendance, Blake Hahn conquered his home track and made his way into victory lane to capture his first POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League win of the year.

Hanh started off strong in the night with a second-place finish in the heat race, which ultimately put him in the fourth starting position for the 25-lap main event. Starting from the outside of the second row, Blake Hahn in his Oilfire Rye Whiskey and Liqueur sponsored No. 52 would flex his driving might winning the night at I-44 Riverside Speedway.

Following Hahn to the line was second place finisher, Noah Gass. Trey Marcham finished in the third position, Tristin Thomas in fourth, and Andrew Felker rounding out the top five.

The POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League will be back in action for a three-day show, combines with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets. Starting October 15 at Port City Raceway, and October 16&17 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, OK.

Smith Titanium Heat Race 1 Winner: Noah Gass

Keizer Aluminum Wheels Heat Race 2 Winner: Tristin Thomas

Saldana Racing Products Heat Race 3 Winner: Frank Flud

B-Feature Winner: Michelle Decker

Hard Charger: Ryan Padgett

POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League Feature Winner: Blake Hanh

POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League Feature Resalts: 1. 52-Blake Hanh; 2. 20G-Noah Gass; 3. 32-Trey Marcham; 4. 26-Tristin Thomas; 5. 44-Andrew Felker; 6. 7M-Chance Morton; 7. 98-Ryan Padgett; 8. 00-Matt Sherrell; 9. 21- Trey Gropp; 10. 84M-Kade Morton; 11. (DNF)2s-Cole Scott; 12.(DNF)14E-Hank Davis; 13.(DNF) Devin Simmons; 14. (DNF) 21K-Emilio Hoover; 15.(DNF) 14F-Eric Fenton; 16.(DNF) 2B-Brett Becker; 17.(DNF) 3N-Jake Neuman; 18. (DNF) 25S-Frank Flud; 19. (DNF) 28-Taylor Reiner; 20. (DNF) 7D-Michelle Decker; 21. (DNF) 7X-Alex Vande Voort

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Dylan Westbrook Claims $5,000 Fall Haul at 34/First Canadian Sprint Invaders Winner!

Chris Martin Wins Driver Title/Scott Bonar is Owner Champion

(Bill W) West Burlington, IA, September 26, 2020 – Dylan Westbrook emerged victorious on a huge night of racing Saturday at 34 Raceway’s Sprint Invaders “Fall Haul” in West Burlington, Iowa. The driver of the Hill’s Racing #47x is a native of Scotland, Ontario, Canada, and became the first Canadian winner in Sprint Invaders history. His win was worth $5,000 in the finale for the Sprint Invaders.

Despite a rough night that saw him miss the feature, Chris Martin claimed his second Sprint Invaders driver championship (his first came in 2016). Scott Bonar’s #50 team won the season owner championship.

The 34-lap feature was slow to start. Riley Goodno and Ricky Montgomery made contact, and both cars were damaged enough to retire. Scott Bogucki, who won the Dash, led early ahead of Westbrook and Trey Starks. Westbrook tracked the leader down and won a battle for the point on lap five. At that point, Devon Dobie and Joe Beaver came to a stop and retired.

Westbrook led Bogucki, Starks, Justin Sanders and Austin McCarl back to green. It was a short-lived good run for Sanders who slowed in three and four on the restart. When the green flew again, McCarl and Paul Nienhiser swapped the fourth position, while Westbrook continued to lead the field.

Nienhiser gained the spot and then, surged from fifth to second. The move was negated when Bogucki’s second place run was thwarted with a 360 spin. On that restart, the top ten cars of Josh Schneiderman and Kyle Offill, who were both feature winners here in 2020, came together. Both suffered damage enough to retire.

Two more laps into green flag racing, Nienhiser passed Starks for second, before Nate Mills came to a stop on the front stretch. The last 22 laps went non-stop. Carson and Austin McCarl battled for fourth, while the top three pulled away.

The track developed a low groove in three and four, and Nienhiser tracked down Westbrook. The two exchanged the lead a few times, with Nienhiser leading lap 19. Westbrook officially took the lead back for good on lap 20, and entered lapped traffic on lap 23.

Starks reeled in the lead pair and passed Nienhiser for second on lap 31, but Nienhiser powered back by on the white flag lap.

Westbrook would pull away for the win, ahead of Nienhiser, Starks, Carson McCarl and Austin McCarl. Ayrton Gennetten, hard-charger Lynton Jeffrey, Bogucki, Colton Fisher and Dugan Thye rounded out the top ten. Sanders, Gennetten, Carson McCarl, Westbrook and Nienhiser won the five heats. Bogucki won the Shake-up Dash and Goodno claimed the B main. Blaine Jamison tangled with Mike Johnston in his heat race and got upside down hard. He was uninjured.

Nienhiser took home $500 for his win in the first annual eight-lap Shottenkirk Terry Jamison Memorial Owners Dash, honoring the top eight in owner points coming in. Dozens of sponsors boosted the purse and provided bonuses throughout the night.

“The track changed a lot,” said Westbrook. “I ran on the bottom of one and two, and in three and four, I kind of rolled through the middle. Later on, it got really thin on the bottom, so I had to really slow down in one and two. Late in the race, the bottom of turn four took rubber, so I had to hit that just right. Paul got by me the one time. I saw his nose on the top of turn four, so I thought I better try that. When I tried it, he got by me. After that, I knew I couldn’t let that happen again. I hit my marks and it paid off.”

“It’s tough to say how it would have played out (without an early caution that cost him a couple of spots),” said Nienhiser. “I was rolling the top really well, and eventually it ended up taking some rubber down low. I found it pretty well. We passed for the lead once or twice, I just missed my marks a couple times. Dylan is a really good driver, and I knew I was going to have to run a perfect race to get by him. All in all, it was a good night, but second stings a little worse than a regular night with the money we had up for grabs. But it was a good night, we can’t complain.”

“The track definitely changed throughout the race,” said Starks. “Thirty four laps is a long time. We saw it go from the top to the bottom, and parts taking rubber. I was trying the top at the end, and I felt like we found something. I just kind of ran out of laps. I feel if we had a little more traffic, and took one or row of those cautions out, it would have been interesting with everyone else on the bottom. I think all of us were pretty equal. It’s a really fun track that was changing constantly.”

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Sprint Invaders Fall Haul A main (started), 34 laps: 1. 47x, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (1) 2. 50, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (6) 3. 44s, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (3) 4. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (10) 5. 99, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (4) 6. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (7) 7. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (18) 8. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (2) 9. 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (15) 10. 11T, Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA (14) 11. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (20) 12. 41, Noah Samuel, Burlington, IA (17) 13. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (23) 14. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (16) 15. 29w, Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA (22) 16. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (24) 17. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (9) 18. 88, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (12) 19. 88w, Kyle Offill, Tracy, CA (13) 20. 16A, Justin Sanders, Prunedale, CA (5) 21. 23, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (8) 22. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (11) 23. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (19) 24. 66M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (21) DNS – 19, Caleb Thornhill, Enumclaw, WA. Lap Leaders: Bogucki 1-4, Westbrook 5-18, Nienhiser 19, Westbrook 20-34. $500 Robert’s Tire Center/Fenton Pawn Shop Hard-charger: Jeffrey.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Justin Sanders (5) ($150 Gift Certificate from Maxim Racing) 2. Brayden Gaylord (1) 3. Trey Starks (8) 4. Joe Beaver (6) 5. Josh Higday (7) 6. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (3) 7. 83M, Kurt Mueller, Reynolds, IL (2) 8. Riley Goodno (4) DNS – 84K, Wayne Kniffen, Fort Madison, IA

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (1) ($150 Gift Certificate from Schure-built Suspension) 2. Scott Bogucki (8) 3. Nate Mills (6) 4. Dugan Thye (7) 5. Wyatt Wilkerson (5) 6. 5m, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (3) 7. 51J, Blaine Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (4) 8. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (2)

Paisano’s Ristorante of Preston, Illinois Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Carson McCarl (1) ($150 Gift Certificate from Maxim Racing) 2. Colton Fisher (2) 3. Devon Dobie (8) 4. 22L, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (3) 5. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (4) 6. JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (5) 7. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (6) 8. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (7)

Heat four (started), 8 laps: 1. Dylan Westbrook (1) ($150 Gift Certificate from Schure-built Suspension) 2. Austin McCarl (8) 3. Lynton Jeffrey (4) 4. Caleb Thornhill (6) 5. Ricky Montgomery (5) 6. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (3) 7. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (7) 8. 11x, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (2)

Heat five (started), 8 laps: 1. Paul Nienhiser (2) ($150 Gift Certificate from Midland Performance) 2. Noah Samuel (1) 3. Kyle Offill (3) 4. Josh Schneiderman (8) 5. Christian Bowman (4) 6. Cody Wehrle (5) 7. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (6) DNS – 78, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 8 laps: 1. Scott Bogucki (10) 7. Ayrton Gennetten (8) 8. Devon Dobie (5) 9. Nate Mills (7) 10. Carson McCarl (9)

B main (started), 15 laps: 1. Riley Goodno (17) 2. Wyatt Wilkerson (2) 3. Ricky Montgomery (3) 4. Christian Bowman (5) 5. Cody Wehrle (6) / 6. Tanner Gebhardt (8) 7. Mike Johnston (16) 8. Daniel Bergquist (13) 9. Ben Woods (4) 10. Collin Moyle (9) 11. Kurt Mueller (15) 12. JJ Beaver (7) 13. Tyler Barrick (18) 14. Austin Miller (12) 15. John Anderson (14) 16. Ryan Leavitt (1) 17. Kelby Watt (11) 18. Chris Martin (10) DNS – Blaine Jamison, Wayne Kniffen, Kaley Gharst

Shottenkirk Automotive Terry Jamison Memorial Owners Dash: 1. Paul Nienhiser (2) 2. Chris Martin (4) 3. Austin McCarl (8) 4. Daniel Bergquist (1) 5. Colton Fisher (3) 6. Cody Wehrle (5) 7. Brayden Gaylord (6) 8. Wyatt Wilkerson (7)

Contingencies

Kreitz Oval Products: Josh Schneiderman

Pyrotect: Cody Wehrle

Saldana Racing Products: Riley Goodno

Other Included Bonuses

QTC $250 B Main Hard Charger: Riley Goodno

Storm Steel $100 “Worst Draw”: Trey Starks

PositivelyRacing.com $150 Best Sprint Invader Finish: Paul Nienhiser

MT Farms $100 Hard Luck: Blaine Jamison

Riverview Design $100 Hard Luck: Josh Schneiderman

In Memory of Todd Taeger $200 7th Place: Lynton Jeffrey

Cash for Junk Cars $50 Hard Luck: John Anderson

Paul Boles and Steve Morrison Trucking $400 for Non-Qualifiers finishing sixth through eleventh in B

Other Participating Sponsors…

Rocket Graphics

Stronghurst Collision

Storm Steel/3G Spot

American Hemp Research

US Bank

Engler Machine & Tool

Chalk Stix

CSI

Feedlot Bar and Grill

Four Seasons Excavating

High 5 Racing

Roth Trucking

Collision Center West Burlington

Beckman’s Towing

Kirchner Machine

Ecolab

Heartland Trailer Manufacturing

Avis Rental Car Burlington

Jarrod Schneiderman Racing

Mellinger Tire and Auto

Randy Samberg

Burlington Auto Wash

Rodney Bliesener

Rusty Rogerson

Jimmy Sykes

Blackbird Motorsports

Lori Hetrick

Cory Timmerman Mechanical

Darkside Tint and Graphics

Midwest Striping

OpenWheel101.com

Automotive Machine

 

 

Estes III Drives 360C.I. LS Concept Engine to Sprint Car Bandits Victory Lane in Convincing Style at Kennedale Speedway Park

Kennedale TX (9/27/20) by DarinShort.com. When the Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series was founded five years ago, at the center of the mission was to offer sustainable 360C.I. sprint car racing through our basic set of rules – that have successfully proven to save racers money – all while providing race fans a great show and race tracks an affordable program. And we’ve accomplished all of these goals without costing teams any added cost.

And last night, the next phase of the sustainability goal ended up coming to fruition: as an LS concept engine built by Allard Racing Engines ended up in victory lane, topping a stacked 30-car SCB field.

The goal of this project is not to duplicate existing engine combinations but rather to offer an affordable, yet very competitive alternative. This LS recipe costs significantly less than other current engine platforms. Yet, all current engine platforms will continue to be legal in Sprint Car Bandits competition. Plus, aftermarket parts are readily available – and at very reasonable prices.

RACE REWIND: 30 Sprint Car Bandits teams assembled at Kennedale Speedway Park's Special event show from as far away as 9 hours away, and would put on an amazing show – from start to finish – for the huge supportive crowd.

Bo Rawdon and the KSP track crew spent an incredible amount of time in preparation to provide a track surface that was second to none from start to finish, resulting in faster cars being able to advance their position in each event.

Backing up that statement, three 10-car, 10-lap heats were staged and in the first one out of the chute included Claud Estes III, with his LS Allard Racing Engines SCB concept engine under the hood, and he established that he didn’t come to play – after advancing from 10th to finish 2nd in his nonstop heat race. That would also just about lock up that Claud would start on the pole of the feature after garnering nearly the maximum amount of passing points. It would also lock him into the $500 to win Cabinets By Tommy Dash for Cash. Marcus Thomas would win heat 1 in the PCR #10 car.

The second heat race would also go green-to-checkered nonstop with Zane Lawrence blasting by six cars to garner the most points in the heat race. USAC Silver Crown driver and all-around nice guy Austin Mundie scorched the field and took the checkers first.

With the track still in lightning fast shape, heat race 3 would fire off with DJ Estes going for a light tumble after bicycling in corner one in the first lap. He would become the only flip victim of the evening – but would make repairs in time for the B-feature. Jett Hays and John Ricketts would battle it out for supremacy, with Jett blasting to the checkers first. Ricketts would be piloting a brand new 360C.I. car fielded by event sponsor, Cabinets By Tommy of Granbury, Texas.

This set the stage for a special added event, the $500 to win Cabinets By Tommy Dash For Cash. Marcus Thomas would draw the pole position on the frontstretch in front of the massive KSP crowd, and when the green dropped, John Ricketts would wrestle the lead from Thomas and take home a super popular win – and collect his own sponsors $500 winners award. Zane Lawrence would start 4th and sneak by Thomas for a 2nd place finish on the final lap.

After a wild and nearly disastrous encounter with the wall in heat race 3, 19-year-old Casey Burkham would start the B-feature in 10th position, piloting the potent Burkham Contracting #45B. Yours truly announced to the KSP fans to keep one eye on Burkham as the race progressed as he was 3rd in points in SCB 2020 and was clearly one of the fastest cars on the track early on.

Sure enough, when the green flag dropped in the nonstop 12-lapper, Burkham would literally be blowing the decals off of other cars as he advanced through the field – much to the delight of the appreciative KSP crowd. On the final lap, Burkham would track down and catch event winner, veteran driver Steve McMackin, but McMackin would seal the win by taking SCB flagman Brad Shirley’s checkers first.

This would set the stage for arguably the most anticipated sprint car feature event in KSP history, as the field was stacked, and literally a dozen starters could easily emerge as the winner – if they paired their setup on the blazing-fast track into reality.

Top qualifier Claud Estes III and Zane Lawrence would bring the field down for the green in perfect military precision, nose-to-tail, side-by-side and no fanning out, and immediately a three-car battle would rage, between Estes III, Lawrence and Jett Hays. Meanwhile, the ultra-fast cars of Chad Wilson and Casey Burkham would be slicing and dicing their way through the field – but each would become sidelined due to contact, with Burkham’s causing the only yellow in the 25-lapper.

Around lap 7, the trio of leaders would encounter lapped traffic and then the intensity turned up to fog horn level, when young Jett Hays would be able to sneak by Estes III to take the lead, officially for a lap, when the wily veteran would dive low to retake the lead the following lap. With the crowd waving and cheering all along, suddenly the 7th place starter of John Ricketts would join the trio of leaders making it a 4-pack battling for the lead, when the yellow light would flash for Casey Burkham.

When the event resumed, Estes III would find himself with a clear racetrack ahead and a hard charging John Ricketts in tow. Ricketts would nearly catch Estes III but the ‘Ambassador’ would not be denied and take home the win, much to the approval of the KSP fans. Ricketts would end up in 2nd – with another huge roar of support for his efforts from the crowd. Marcus Thomas would work his way back to finish in 3rd, while Zane Lawrence and Austin Mundie rounded out the top 5.

Chip Graham would be awarded $200 from Cabinets By Tommy for earning the feature race Hard Charger, advancing 9 spots, while current SCB points leader Michael Day would pick up an extra $100 from Cabinets By Tommy for being the 9th place driver on the 9th lap.

THANK YOU to the great KSP fans, track workers, race teams and SCB staff for such an awesome night at the racetrack, free of ‘outside influences’ – which can be a rarity in this crazy year known as 2020.

NEXT UP for the Sprint Car Bandits series will be a one-night stand at Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas on Saturday October 10th at 7pm. The $2,000 to win and $300/start (22nd) feature will also include the same exact Cabinets By Tommy promos – meaning one driver could take home $2,500! Click www.MMSdirt.com or on Facebook @MonarchMotorSpeedway for complete event info, as it’s already posted.

The final scheduled event of the season is the 2nd Annual Paul Peters Memorial event at what I call “The Land of the XL” 82 Speedway in Petty Texas on Saturday, November 7th with a 5pm twilight starting time. It will also be a $2,000 to win and $300 to start affair.

For a video of the A-Feature from Don Cook, please click here: https://youtu.be/MiuyUBAijzA

9/26/20 A-Feature Results – Sprint Car Bandits at Kennedale Speedway Park:

74E – Claud Estes III
99B – John Ricketts
10 – Marcus Thomas
76 – Zane Lawrence
4 – Austin Mundie
01J – Jeb Sessums
67 – Michael Day
83 – Jett Hays
72X – Chris Tarrant
12W – Dale Wester
5 – Chip Graham
41 – Casey Merrell
82S – Austin Saunders
23 – Junior Jenkins
27 – Kodey Keimig
45B – Casey Burkham
82C – Christian Kinnison
41M – Steve McMackin

20 – Chad Wilson

12X – Brandon Howle

 

 

Balog, Gerrits, Cox, Malueg collect Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships hardware at Plymouth

McMullen wraps up second PDTR 360 Sprint Car crown

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 26, 2020 – On a night when Sprint Cars were king, four champions were crowned in five different open wheel touring series during the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 26.

In the headlining Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series, Bill Balog of Hartland captured his 12th IRA A-main victory of the year in the 30-lap main event en route to nailing down his record 10th IRA title.

Will Gerrits of Waupun led flag to flag to earn his first Plymouth Dirt Track Racing-Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car main event victory of the 2020 season.

In addition, Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh secured his second Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car championship, while also claiming his fourth Midwest Sprint Car Association crown.

Tim Cox of Park City, Ill. notched his first A-main victory of the season in the 20-lap Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car Series main event, while Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor, Ill. earned his first career AutoMeter Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car championship.

C.J. Malueg of Johnsburg, Ill. earned the 20-lap IRA Lightning Sprints A-main victory in a photo finish on the way to the 2020 IRA Lightning Sprints title.

The initial start of the 30-lap IRA 410 Sprint Car Series A main was aborted when Todd Daun of Pleasant Prairie stopped near the turn two wall to bring out the first of six caution flags.

Following a complete restart, Bill Balog jumped out to the lead from the pole position with third starter Scotty Thiel of Sheboygan surging into second along the low groove.

The second caution was displayed on lap 2 when Hunter Custer of Chippewa Falls stopped in turn four. Following the restart, Balog held strong at the front of the field with Thiel in tow before the lead duo hit lapped traffic on lap 5, which provided Thiel with an opportunity to pounce.

On lap 6, Thiel ducked low to pull even with Balog. The two Sprint Car standouts dueled side by side over the next two circuits before Thiel surged into the lead in turn four on lap 8.

The third caution flag appeared on lap 11 when Robbie Pribnow of Lomira stopped along the frontstretch. Thiel pulled away from Balog on the restart before traffic again made things interesting beginning on lap 15.

One lap later, Balog used the outside groove to power around Thiel into the lead on lap 16. On the next circuit, Jordan Goldesberrry of Springfield, Ill. spun in turn one before collecting Kris Spitz of Salem.

Balog controlled the ensuing restart before the fifth caution flew on lap 22 when Blake Nimee of Oswego, Ill. stopped in turn three on lap 22. On the ensuing restart, Balog again powered away to a full-straightaway advantage on lap 25.

As Balog hit lapped traffic one final time, Balog closed the gap dramatically on lap 28. With Thiel gaining quickly on Balog entering the final two turns, Scott Biertzer of West Bend slowed in turn three, which caused Kris Spitz to spin just in front of Thiel, who was collected in the incident to bring out the sixth caution of the race.

Thiel was able to continue in the race at the rear of the field in a green-white-checkered flag finish. Balog powered away from former IRA champion Jake Blackburst of Hanna City, Ill. on the restart and held onto post is 12th IRA A-main victory of the season, record a season sweep of the three 2020 IRA A-main events at Plymouth and rack up his 125th career IRA A-main triumph.

“We had a great battle with Scotty [Thiel] for a while there,” Balog said. “Then the spin happened on the last lap with Scotty. After that, I think Jake [Blackhurst] was behind us. I didn’t know how close Blackhurst was during the lap few laps. I was a little worried because I bobbled and jumped the cushion at the end.”

Blackhurst, who started fourth, came home a strong second.

“It’s great to have this car turned around and consistently running toward the front now,” Blackhurst said. “Congratulations to Bill and his team on the victory and championship. Man, he is good.”

Mike Reinke of Howards Grove finished third in the Bob Hood 10W entry, after starting sixth.

“It looked like we were going to be a fourth or fifth-place car tonight,” Reinke said. “We were not as fast as the top three guys in open air then some things happened near the end that ended up putting us on the podium. I’m happy with a podium finish to close out the year. This will help in building some momentum into the offseason and into 2021.”

Outside front row starter Joey Moughan of Springfield, Ill. finished fourth and former IRA champion Jeremy Schultz of Beaver Dam placed fifth after starting 11th.

Outside front row starter Will Gerrits grabbed the lead of the 25-lap PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car A main with polesitter Chris Clayton of Waldo sliding into second. By lap 5, Gerrits had bolted out to a full straightaway lead over Clayton.

On lap 10, 2011 PDTR and MSA champion Ben Schmidt of Howards Grove moved in from his sixth starting spot to work around Clayton for second on lap 10.

The leaders hit lapped traffic on lap 13 before Travis Arenz of Sheboygan used a slide job to clear Schmidt and take second in turn two on lap 14. Schmidt battled back to regain second lap 16. However, Arenz regained the spot in turn three on lap 17.

Arenz was closing rapidly on Gerrits for the lead in dense lapped traffic before the lone caution flag of the race was displayed on lap 17 when 2018 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Justin Miller of Plymouth spun in turn two.

Following the restart, Gerrits again opened up a sizable gap when Arenz and Schmidt dueled back and forth for second with Arenz eventually maintaining the spot on lap 18.

Arenz worked the high groove throughout the majority of the final seven circuits, but was unable to reel in Gerrits, who secured his first A-main victory of the 2020 season and his second career PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car A-main victory.

“This certainly makes up for the god-awful year we’ve had,” Gerrits said. “I have to thank everyone in the pits that helps out on this car.”

Arenz finished second, Schmidt placed third, third starter Kevin Karnitz of West Bend ended up fourth and Clayton rounded out the top five.

Vince Bartolotta of Muskego grabbed the lead of the 20-lap Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car A main from the pole with outside front row starter Tim Cox settling into second.

On lap 6, Ryan Marshall of Kansasville, who started fifth, moved in to challenge the high-riding Cox along the high groove, but Cox prevailed before moving in to pressure Bartolotta for the top spot on lap 8.

One lap later, Cox powered around Bartolotta along the outside groove to seize the top spot. On lap 11, Marshall slipped underneath Bartolotta to take over second before the first of two caution flags was displayed on lap 16 when Chris Klemko of Bristol, who entered the race with a 10-point lead over Jimmy Sivia in the chase for the 2020 Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car Series title, had nowhere to go and was collected after Jake Kouba of Minneapolis, Minn. spun along the frontstretch.

The incident effectively dashed Klemko’s championship hopes as he was forced to restart the race at the rear of the field.

On lap 18, Marshall moved in to pressure Cox for the lead along the inside groove before 11th starter Nathan Crane of Waukegan assumed third from Marshall on lap 19.

The second caution of the race was then displayed on lap 19 when Brian Strane of Paris spun in turn two. On the restart, third starter Derek Crane of Waukegan, Ill. moved in to assume second as Cox cruised to his first Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car Series A-main victory of the 2020 season.

Derek Crane finished second, Nathan Crane was third, Marshall wound up fourth and Rusty Egan of Burlington finished fifth after starting 12th.

“It took us the whole summer to get here,” Cox said. “We crashed badly and missed a few races. I turned 60 this year and it is great to get a win. I want to say ‘congratulations’ to Jimmy Sivia on the championship.”

Sivia was delighted to earn his first career AutoMeter Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car Series title under the IRA banner.

“I’m feeling a lot of emotions right now,” Sivia said. “I have grown up traveling around with the IRA and now it feels great that now I can call myself an IRA champion.”

In the 20-lap IRA Lightning Sprints A main, Mark Heinert of Oak Creek took the lead from the outside front row starting position. The first of three cautions was displayed on lap 8 when Chris Quillman of Delevan stopped near the turn three pit exit.

Following the restart, the fourth starting C.J. Malueg moved into second from his third starting spot.

After two more caution flags, the table was set for a thrilling finish. On lap 18, Malueg powered in to challenge Heinert.

On the final circuit, Malueg used a huge run of off turn four to pull even with Heinert as the two drivers dueled to the checkered flag with Malueg prevailing at the finish line by four one-thousands of a second.

Heinert placed second, Ron Brannam of Barrington, Ill. finished third after starting fifth, 10th starter Nick Petska of Spring Grove, Ill. took fourth and polesitter Jeff Schmidt of Slinger placed fifth.

Jake Blackhurst turned the fastest IRA 410 Sprint Car Series qualifying lap of the evening by touring the third-mile clay oval in 11.932 seconds.

The IRA B main went to Blake Ninmee. Blake Wondra of Fond du Lac won the MSA B main. Jim Wehrman of Kansasville captured the Wisconsin Wingless B main.

The all-Sprint Car program, which featured a total of 105 cars, included 29 IRA 410 Sprint Cars and 31 PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Cars, 28 Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Cars and 17 IRA Lightning Sprints.

Collins State Bank and RC Custom Design were the trophy sponsors for the evening.

Plymouth Dirt Track Racing will honor 2020 division champions Brandon McMullen (360 Sprint Car), Justin Schmidt (Late Model), Aaron Stolp (Grand National) and Tim Warner (B Mod), while also giving out special recognition, during the annual PDTR Awards Presentation at Racers Hall in Plymouth on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m.

There is no charge to attend the event and those that attend may order food off the menu if they desire.

Awards include trophies for the top three in points in each division, rookie of year, most improved and the Dedication to Dirt Award.

BUMPER TO BUMPER INTERSTATE RACING ASSOCIATION 410 SPRINT CARS
QUALIFYING
1, Jake Blackhurst 11.932 2, Scotty Thiel 11.944 3, Scott Biertzer 11.984 4, Bill Balog 12.029 5, Mike Reinke 12.061 6, Scotty Neitzel 12.063 7, Joey Moughan 12.087 8, Austin Deblauw 12.095 9, Jeremy Schultz 12.135 10, Kyle Schuett 12.146 11, Dave Uttech 12.156 12, Josh Walter 12.176 13, Sean Rayhall 12.190 14, Danny Schlafer 12.237 15, Russel Borland 12.258 16, Hunter Custer 12.262 17, Blake Nimee 12.261 18, Todd King 12.278 19, Jordan Goldesberry 12.278 20, John Fahl 12.349 21, Robbie Pribnow 12.358 22, Kurt Davis 12.361 23, Todd Daun 12.389 24, Jack Routson 12.406 25, Jereme Schroeder 12.485 26, Scott Uttech 12.529 27, Kris Spitz 12.530 28, Bailey Goldesberry 12.582 29, Travis Arenz 12.716.

HEAT 1
1, Bill Balog 2, Kyle Schuett 3, Joey Moughan 4, Jake Blackhurst 5, Sean Rayhall 6, Jordan Goldesberry 7, Blake Nimee 8, Jereme Schroeder 9, Kurt Davis 10, Baily Goldesberry.

HEAT 2
1, Dave Uttech 2, Mike Reinke 3, Scotty Thiel 4, Danny Schlafer 5, Austin Deblauw 6, Travis Arenz 7, John Fahl 8, Scott Uttech 9, Hunter Custer 10, Todd Daun.

HEAT 3
1, Josh Walter 2, Jeremy Schultz 3, Scotty Neitzel 4, Russel Borland 5, Scott Biertzer 6, Robbie Pribnow 7, Jack Routson 8, Kris Spitz 9, Todd King

DASH 1
1, Bill Balog 2, Scotty Thiel 3, Josh Walter 4, Dave Uttech 5, Scott Biertzer.

DASH 2
1, Joey Moughan 2, Jake Blackhurst 3, Mike Reinke 4, Scotty Neitzel 5, Austin Deblauw.

B MAIN
1, Blake Nimee 2, Hunter Custer 3, John Fahl 4, Jack Routson 5, Todd Daun 6, Kris Spitz 7, Jereme Schroeder 8, Kurt Davis 9, Scott Uttech 10, Todd King 11, Bailey Goldesberry.

A MAIN
1, Bill Balog 2, Jake Blackhurst 3, Mike Reinke 4, Joey Moughan 5, Jeremy Schultz 6, Scotty Neitzel 7, Travis Arenz 8, Josh Walter 9, Russel Borland 10, Austin Deblauw 11, John Fahl 12, Robbie Pribnow 13, Jordan Goldesberry 14, Kyle Schuett 15, Sean Rayhall 16, Scotty Thiel 17, Kris Spitz 18, Dave Uttech 19, Jereme Schroeder 20, Hunter Custer 21, Scott Biertzer 22, Blake Nimee 23, Jack Routson 24, Todd Daun.

KRISTINE HARTMANN PLEASANTVIEW REALTY 360 SPRINT CARS
HEAT 1
1, Scott Conger 2, Kurt Davis 3, Tyler Brabant 4, Blake Wondra 5, Justin Erickson 6, Paul Pokorski 7, Bill Taylor 8, Chris Larson.

HEAT 2
1, Ben Schmidt 2, Kevin Karnitz 3, Brandon Berth 4, Lance Fassbender 5, Tyler Davis 6, Shane Wenninger 7, Tony Wondra 8, Brady Portschy.

HEAT 3
1, Justin Miller 2, Travis Arenz 3, Anthony Knierim 4, Brandon McMullen 5, Tim Haddy 6, Preston Ruh 7, Josh Teunissen 8, Ken Schmick.

HEAT 4
1, Jack Vanderboom 2, Chris Clayton 3, Alex Pokorski 4, Will Gerrits 5, Doug Wondra 6, Tyler Tischendorf 7, Austin Hartmann.

B MAIN
1, Blake Wondra 2, Shane Wenninger 3, Robbie Pribnow 4, Lance Fassbender 5, Tyler Davis 6, Paul Pokorski 7, Preston Ruh 8, Tony Wondra 9, Josh Teunissen 10, Austin Hartmann 11, Chris Larson 12, Ken Schmick 13, Brady Portschy 14, Bill Taylor 15, Tyler Tischendorf.

A MAIN
1, Will Gerrits 2, Travis Arenz 3, Ben Schmidt 4, Kevin Karnitz 5, Chris Clayton 6, Scott Conger 7, Tim Haddy 8, Lance Fassbender 9, Jack Vanderboom 10, Brandon Berth 11, Brandon McMullen 12, Justin Erickson 13, Anthony Knierim 14, Doug Wondra 15, Paul Pokorski 16, Justin Miller 17, Shane Wenninger 18, Tyler Brabant 19, Blake Wondra 20, Alex Pokorski 21, Tyler Davis 22, Kurt Davis.

AUTOMETER WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINT CAR SERIES
HEAT 1
1, Nathan Crane 2, Zach Hansen 3, Jake Kouba 4, Dennis Spitz 5, Tommy Colburn 6, Jim Wehrman 7, Shawn Swim 8, Paul Shaffer 9, George Gaertner III.

HEAT 2
1, Rusty Egan 2, Chris Dodd 3, T.J. Smith 4, William Huck 5, Tom Eller 6, Seth Johnson 7, Clayton Rossmann 8, George Gaertner Jr. 9, Daniel Walldan.

B MAIN
1, Jim Wehrman 2, George Gaertner Jr. 3, Georg Gaertner III 4, Seth Johnson 5, Shawn Swim 6, Paul Shaffer 7, Clayton Rossman 8, Daniel Walldan.

A MAIN
1, Tim Cox 2, Derek Crane 3, Nathan Crane 4, Ryan Marshall 5, Rusty Egan 6, Chris Dodd 7, Allen Hafford 8, Vince Bartolotta 9, T.J. Smith 10, Jimmy Sivia 11, Natalie Klemko 12, Dennis Spitz 13, Tommy Colburn 14, Jordan Paulsen 15, Zach Hansen 16, George Gaertner Jr. 17, Jim Wehrman 18, Chris Klemko 19, William Huck 20, Seth Johnson 21, Tom Eller 22, Brian Strane 23, Jake Kouba 24, George Gaertner III.

INTERSTATE RACING ASSOCIATION LIGHTNING SPRINTS
QUALIFYING
1, Ion Stear 14.020 2, Ron Brannam 14,077 3, C.J. Malueg 14.155 4, Mike Neau 14.173 5, Mike Heinert 14.289 6, Jeff Schmidt 14.362 7, Nick Petska 14.426 8, Josh Rehberg 14.597 9, Shawn McGill 14.727 10, Bob Jeziorski 14.882 11, Mike Unger 14.887 12, Jonathan Smith 15.070 13, 15.080 14, Phil Brannam 15.126 15, Chris Quillman 15.415 16, Andrew Kiedrowski 15.503 17, Carl Sturt.

HEAT 1
1, Nick Petska 2, Mark Heinert 3, C.J. Malueg 4, Ion Stear 5, Shawn McGill 6, Mike Unger 7, Max Brannam, 8, Chris Quillman 9, Carl Sturt.

HEAT 2
1, Jeff Schmidt 2, Josh Rehberg 3, Ron Brannam 4, Mike Neau 5, Bob Jeziorski 6, Andrew Kiedrowski 7, Jonathan Smith 8, Phil Brannam.

A MAIN
1, C.J. Malueg 2, Mark Heinert 3, Ron Brannam 4, Mike Neau 5, Nick Petska 6, Jeff Schmidt 7, Bob Jeziorski 8, Mike Unger 9, Shawn McGill 10, Max Brannam 11, Andrew Kiedrowski 12, Jonathan Smith 13, Car; Sturt 14, Ion Stear 15, Chris Quillman 16, Josh Rehberg - Phil Brannam (DNS).

 


Maddox Takes Non-Wing Top Gun Sprint Main

East Bay Raceway Park provided the backdrop for the first non-wing competition of the 2020 season for the Top Gun Sprints with a field of 25 cars answering the call.

Heats were won by Bryan Eckley, Justin Webster, Steve Diamond and Shane Butler, which gave the quartet a shot at an additional $600 with a feature win. The good luck from the preliminaries did not carry through to feature as none of them were able to finish the 25-lap main.

The initial start was waved off after Cole Nichols came to a stop at the outside of turn one. On the restart, polesitter and series point leader Garrett Green fell in behind Shane Butler, but trouble struck when Green went low in turn four and began to flip through the turn, coming to rest in the middle of the track. Green was unhurt. During the clean-up, a fire broke out in Eckley’s car, which was extinguished and the car was pushed back to the pit while the on-track work continued. Nichols was able to return under the red flag and Eckley pushed out in turn to rejoin with no laps complete.

Justin Webster seized the early lead. Going to the top of the track and maintaining a fast pace. The leaders caught the back of the pack by the third lap, slicing through traffic in an attempt to hide from pursuers. A.J. Maddox began to make his move, taking third on lap four and gaining second on the next lap. On Lap seven, leader Webster went hurtling into turn one and hit the wall, collecting Shane Butler and Steve Diamond, ending the night for all three and leading to a red flag for clean-up.

Maddox inherited the lead while the action continued to heat up deeper in the field. Stan Butler passed Andrew Griffin for second with Ryan Bartholomew dispatching Griffin another spot. Three laps later, it was a hard charging Brandon Grubaugh who shot to second with Tyler Clem following through for third. Clem, who started 25th after failing to make the heat, was pressuring Grubaugh until a mechanical issue ended his night early.

The third red flag appeared on lap 18 as Stan Butler collected the frontstretch and did one complete flip. He was uninjured, but the car was damaged to the point of elimination. On the restart, Maddox had the advantage of three lapped cars between himself and Grubaugh and took advantage to scoot away to an insurmountable lead. The win gave the 2019 Top Gun Sprints champion his first series victory of the year and avenged some of the sting from a narrow defeat in East Bay’s last non-wing race in 2019.

Racing action continues Saturday, October 3 with Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Street Stocks, Mod Lites and Q Auto & Injury Medical Malpractice Mini Sprints.

TOP GUN SPRINTS

Feature: A.J. Maddox (3A), Brandon Grubaugh (G6), Luke Hill (41), Frank Carlsson (20), Ryan Bartholomew (11G), Tim George (1*), Billy Bridges (11B), Andrew Griffin (27), Sheldon Kinser Jr. (17C), Scott Baldwin (4), Nathan Barouch (13), Jeff Bye (26), Cole Nichols (N20), Tyler Clem (6S), Chris Hahn (2), Stan Butler (81), Ric Voisey (96), Andy Cobb (111), Jimmy Miltner (4×4), Justin Webster (21), Shane Butler (18), Steve Diamond (9), Bryan Eckley (12B), Garrett Green (82), Kyle Connery (91)

 

 

Wise gets 1st FAST Fremont win; Ingle scores 1st career BOSS victory; Weaver gets 7th 305 win

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Zeb Wise accomplished something Saturday, Sept. 26 that young sprint car drivers aren’t supposed to do – win at the historic Fremont Speedway in his first year of winged sprint car racing. Wise, 17, from Angola, Indiana, took the lead from the drop of the green and led all 30 laps of the Ti22 Performance FAST Series feature for his first career win at “The Track That Action Built” on Union Trades Night.

“Sam (McGhee) had the super tune on this thing. We lost a few crew guys the last weekend so to come back with just me my dad, Sam and Mike McGhee…it’s pretty special to be standing here,” said Wise in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

“Tonight was one of the more technical race tracks I’ve seen here. Last time I was here I got one stolen away from me on the last corner and I wasn’t going to let that happen again. I kind of sold out on the top there and it worked out,” added Wise beside his Mike McGhee and Associates/Sundollar Restoration/Specialty Rigging/Pro Cup Racing Experience backed #11

Lima, Ohio’s Dustin Ingle lost the lead on a restart with seven laps to go in the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series feature. But he didn’t lose his cool, stayed focused on his high side line and drove back into the lead with four laps to go and went on to claim his first ever sprint car win.

“I kept telling myself don’t give up on the top…keep beating it down. I made a couple of mistakes there with a couple to go and tried to be smooth and close it out. This is the first win in my career in a sprint car,” said an elated Dustin Ingle beside his Gross & Sons Custom Millwork, Gils Trucking, Smugglers Cove Campground backed 2DI.

Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver admits he’s had a lot of lady luck on his side during a spectacular 2020 season. It continued Saturday. Weaver, who started 15th, was running third when a caution flew with 11 laps to go. That wiped out a five second lead Jamie Miller had built up. On the restart Weaver took second and Miller got a flat tire with seven laps to go, handing the lead to Weaver who drove to his seventh win of the year at Fremont Speedway.

It was Weaver’s 14th total victory of 2020 and was the 58th of his career at Fremont Speedway placing him in a tie with Jim Linder for fifth on the track’s all-time win list.

“I just took it easy….man luck was on my side. Jim Linder is one of the greats. I’m just an average racer plucking away at some 305 wins at the end of my career. Jim and Mark Keegan they were on top of their game back then running against the best that were around. Good to be up there on the list but it’s not the same. I had 16 wins in one year but I was a lot younger,” said Weaver beside his B&B Drain Services, M&L Excavating, Hampshire Engines backed #1W.

John Ivy and Wise brought the field to green for the 30 lap FAST feature with Wise gaining the advantage over Ivy, Travis Philo, DJ Foos and Craig Mintz. Wise began to pull away but a red flag on lap six kept the field close.

On the restart Wise again built his lead while Ivy, Philo, Mintz, Nate Dussel and Foos battled hard for second. At the half-way point Wise held an over two second lead with Philo, Dussel, Ivy and Mintz waging a fantastic battle for second.

With eight laps to go, Ivy, Dussel and Cole Macedo tangled while battling for fifth whipping out Wise’s lead. On the restart Wise again pulled away while Philo and Mintz battled for second. Wise drove away to the win with Mintz getting around Philo on the last lap for second. Foos and Tyler Gunn rounded out the top five.

Ingle and Isaac Chapple brought the field to green for the 25-lap BOSS feature with Ingle gaining the slight advantage over Chappel, Cody White, Trey Jacobs, Luke Hall, Ricky Peterson and Dallas Hewitt. Ingle and Chapple raced side by side the opening three laps with Jacobs, making his first non-wing sprint car start, riding comfortably in third.

Ingle built up a nearly three second lead when the caution flew with seven laps to go. On the ensuing restart Chappel drove under Ingle to take the lead with Hall, Hewitt and Peterson racing each other hard for third. Ingle stayed committed to the high groove and drove back into the lead on lap 21 with Chappel now having to deal with Hall, Hewitt and Peterson.

Ingle hit his marks perfectly the closing laps and took the win over Hewitt who had won the previous two appearances of BOSS at Fremont, Hall, Chappel and Jacobs rounding out the top five.

Brandon Moore and Jamie Miller paced the field to green for the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 A-main with Miller gaining the advantage over Moore, Seth Schneider, Matt Foos, Logan Riehl and Larry Kingseed.

Miller built his lead to nearly two seconds by lap four with Moore, Foos, Schneider, Kyle Capodice and Kingseed in pursuit. Weaver, who started 15th was up to seventh in just five laps. Miller raced into heavy lapped traffic by the 10th circuit with Moore, Foos, Weaver and Schneider giving chase.

Miller’s lead was over five seconds when the caution flew on lap 14. On the restart Weaver drove around Moore for second Miller jumped the cushion in turn four on lap 18 and ended up going to the pits with a flat tire on lap 18, handing the lead to Weaver.

Weaver pulled away the remaining seven laps to score the win with Foos, Mike Keegan, Moore and Kingseed rounding out the top five.

Saturday, Oct. 3 is Fremont Federal Credit Union Season Championship Night for the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks.

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Fremont Speedway

Union Trades Night

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020

410 Sprints – Ti22 FAST

Qualifying

1.09-Craig Mintz, 12.612; 2.11-Zeb Wise, 12.696; 3.5R-Byron Reed, 12.716; 4.22B-Ryan Broughton, 12.781; 5.5T-Travis Philo, 12.791; 6.1-Nate Dussel, 12.800; 7.16-DJ Foos, 12.818; 8.9J-Dean Jacobs, 12.835; 9.77I-John Ivy, 12.881; 10.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.930; 11.8M-TJ Michael, 12.934; 12.23-Cole Macedo, 12.934; 13.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.965; 14.97-Max Stambaugh, 12.992; 15.83x-Nate Reeser, 13.014; 16.99-Skylar Gee, 13.055; 17.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.064; 18.27z-Zane DeVault, 13.093; 19.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.100; 20.2L-Landon LaLonde, 13.111; 21.15-Mitch Harble, 13.115; 22.2+-Brian Smith, 13.119; 23.14-Chad Wilson, 13.180; 24.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.194; 25.5-Jordan Harble, 13.208; 26.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.257; 27.4T-Josh Turner, 13.371; 28.W20-Greg Wilson, 13.435; 29.5J-Jake Hesson, 13.486; 30.9G-Cody Gardener, 13.493; 31.7T-Troy Vaccaro, 13.521; 32.20-Danial Burkhart, 13.527; 33.19Z-Wyatt Zimmerman, 13.582; 34.21J-Jeffrey Neubert, 14.671;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 4. 99-Skylar Gee[5] ; 5. 2L-Landon LaLonde[6] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[7] ; 7. 5J-Jake Hesson[8] ; 8. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert[9]

Heat 2, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 11-Zeb Wise[4] ; 2. 22B-Ryan Broughton[3] ; 3. 9J-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 4. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 5. 83x-Nate Reeser[1] ; 6. 27z-Zane DeVault[5] ; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 8. 19Z-Wyatt Zimmerman[8]

Heat 3, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 2. 23-Cole Macedo[2] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 6. 9G-Cody Gardener[8] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 8. 20-Danial Burkhart[9] ; 9. 97-Max Stambaugh[1]

Heat 4, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 4. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 5. 15-Mitch Harble[5] ; 6. 5-Jordan Harble[6] ; 7. 4T-Josh Turner[7] ; 8. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 83x-Nate Reeser[2] ; 2. 2L-Landon LaLonde[1] ; 3. 27z-Zane DeVault[4] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[6] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[9] ; 6. 5J-Jake Hesson[5] ; 7. 14-Chad Wilson[3] ; 8. 19Z-Wyatt Zimmerman[8]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 15-Mitch Harble[2] ; 3. 97-Max Stambaugh[9] ; 4. 9G-Cody Gardener[3] ; 5. 4T-Josh Turner[6] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 7. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[8] ; 8. 20-Danial Burkhart[7] ; 9. 5-Jordan Harble[4]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 11-Zeb Wise[2] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 4. 16-DJ Foos[3] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[13] ; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton[6] ; 8. 9J-Dean Jacobs[12] ; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker[16] ; 10. 8M-TJ Michael[11] ; 11. 15-Mitch Harble[20] ; 12. 97-Max Stambaugh[22] ; 13. 2+-Brian Smith[15] ; 14. 23-Cole Macedo[9] ; 15. 3J-Trey Jacobs[10] ; 16. 1-Nate Dussel[8] ; 17. 99-Skylar Gee[14] ; 18. 2-Ricky Peterson[18] ; 19. 27z-Zane DeVault[21] ; 20. 2L-Landon LaLonde[19] ; 21. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 22. 83x-Nate Reeser[17]

Hard Charger: 97-Max Stambaugh +10

B.O.S.S Non-Wing

Qualifying

1.26W-Cody White, 14.879; 2.9N-Luke Hall, 14.953; 3.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 14.984; 4.18-Dallas Hewitt, 15.027; 5.23s-Kyle Simon, 15.059; 6.68G-Tyler Gunn, 15.175; 7.0-Steve Irwin, 15.221; 8.52-Isaac Chapple, 15.278; 9.16-DJ Foos, 15.280; 10.3J-Trey Jacobs, 15.330; 11.24L-Lee Underwood, 15.344; 12.53-Steve Little, 15.413; 13.26-Jamie Miller, 15.431; 14.33M-Matt Westfall, 15.435; 15.18D-Bobby Distel, 15.562; 16.9x-Ricky Peterson, 15.564; 17.5M-Mike Moore, 15.725; 18.20R-Tayte Williamson, 15.831; 19.1H-Zeth Sabo, 15.966; 20.7m-Brandon Moore, 16.447; 21.31L-Buddy Lowther, 16.501; 22.13-Jeremy Duposki, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 9x-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 3. 53-Steve Little[3] ; 4. 5M-Mike Moore[5] ; 5. 18D-Bobby Distel[2] ; 6. 20R-Tayte Williamson[6] ; 7. 7m-Brandon Moore[7] ; 8. 31L-Buddy Lowther[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 9N-Luke Hall[4] ; 2. 18-Dallas Hewitt[2] ; 3. 23s-Kyle Simon[1] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[3] ; 6. 16-DJ Foos[6] ; 7. 24L-Lee Underwood[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 52-Isaac Chapple[2] ; 2. 0-Steve Irwin[3] ; 3. 33M-Matt Westfall[5] ; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[1] ; 5. 26W-Cody White[4] ; 6. 1H-Zeth Sabo[6] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1] ; 2. 18-Dallas Hewitt[7] ; 3. 9N-Luke Hall[6] ; 4. 52-Isaac Chapple[2] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 6. 9x-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[13] ; 8. 0-Steve Irwin[8] ; 9. 26W-Cody White[4] ; 10. 33M-Matt Westfall[11] ; 11. 26-Jamie Miller[14] ; 12. 16-DJ Foos[17] ; 13. 23s-Kyle Simon[10] ; 14. 53-Steve Little[9] ; 15. 5M-Mike Moore[12] ; 16. 7m-Brandon Moore[19] ; 17. 24L-Lee Underwood[20] ; 18. 1H-Zeth Sabo[18] ; 19. 18D-Bobby Distel[15] ; 20. 13-Jeremy Duposki[21] ; 21. 20R-Tayte Williamson[16] ; 22. 31L-Buddy Lowther[22]

Hard Charger: 68G-Tyler Gunn +6

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying

1.26-Jamie Miller, 13.533; 2.X-Mike Keegan, 13.633; 3.36-Seth Schneider, 13.702; 4.19R-Steve Rando, 13.727; 5.12F-Matt Foos, 13.736; 6.97-Kyle Peters, 13.771; 7.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 13.835; 8.9-Logan Riehl, 13.881; 9.1W-Paul Weaver, 13.885; 10.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.889; 11.47-Matt Lucius, 13.913; 12.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.943; 13.5-Kody Brewer, 13.990; 14.21x-Dustin Stroup, 13.999; 15.Z10-Brandon Moore, 14.027; 16.61-Tyler Shullick, 14.033; 17.29-Rich Farmer, 14.046; 18.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.072; 19.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.263; 20.51-Garrett Craine, 14.277; 21.3V-Chris Verda, 14.332; 22.13-Jeremy Duposki, 14.693;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 12F-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[5] ; 5. 21x-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 7. 3X-Brandon Riehl[8] ; 8. 29-Rich Farmer[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[2] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 5. 3V-Chris Verda[6] ; 6. 5-Kody Brewer[5]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 9-Logan Riehl[4] ; 3. Z10-Brandon Moore[1] ; 4. 61-Tyler Shullick[5] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6] ; 7. 51-Garrett Craine[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[15] ; 2. 12F-Matt Foos[5] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[10] ; 4. Z10-Brandon Moore[1] ; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[6] ; 6. 21x-Dustin Stroup[13] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[16] ; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 9. 99-Alvin Roepke[11] ; 10. 61-Tyler Shullick[12] ; 11. 97-Kyle Peters[9] ; 12. 9-Logan Riehl[4] ; 13. 5-Kody Brewer[17] ; 14. 3X-Brandon Riehl[19] ; 15. 29-Rich Farmer[21] ; 16. X15-Kasey Ziebold[18] ; 17. 13-Jeremy Duposki[22] ; 18. 51-Garrett Craine[20] ; 19. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 20. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 21. 47-Matt Lucius[8] ; 22. 3V-Chris Verda[14]

Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver +14

 

 

McMullen outduels Vanderboom at Dodge County
to extend MSA winning streak

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 25, 2020 – Three-time Midwest Sprint Car Association champion and current point leader Brandon McMullen Oshkosh held off a spirited challenge from 17-year-old Jack Vanderboom of Dousman to rack up his third straight MSA A-main victory in the 20-lap Fuzzy Fassbender Memorial Race at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam. Wis. on Friday, Sept. 25.

The 16th full MSA program of the COVID-19-shortened 2020 campaign was run in honor of the late Fuzzy Fassbender, father of current MSA competitor and former series champion Lance Fassender of Burnett, who was one of the most successful open-wheel racers in Southeastern Wisconsin racing history.

The event drew 24 entrants for the second MSA event of the 2020 season at the sprawling “horsepower half mile” facility.

Outside front row starter Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum got the jump on polesitter Tyler Davis of South Milwaukee to lead the opening lap of the 20-lap main event, while fourth starter Jack Vanderbooom bolted into second and sixth starter Lance Fassbender slipped into third.

On lap 2, McMullen made his presence felt as he worked his way up from the eighth starting spot to power around Fassbender into third in the running order exiting turn four.

One lap later, Vanderboom bolted in to pressure Wenninger for the top spot along the low groove of the lightning fast track surface. Wenninger and Vanderboom dueled side by side for the lead over three consecutive laps, before the lone caution flag of the race was displayed on lap 6 when rookie Austin Hartmann of Plymouth spun in turn three.

Under caution, Wenninger’s machine slowed to a stop in turn one and failed to refire, forcing him to retire to the pit area as Vanderboom inherited the lead.

McMullen used strong run on the restart to surge past Vanderboom into the lead with a high move in turn three on lap 7. McMullen wasted no time in building up a solid cushion over Vanderboom as the leaders began to slice their way through lapped traffic during the second half of the race.

On lap 13, five-time MSA champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee, who started seventh, pulled off a slide job to pass Fassbender for third in turn three.
Meanwhile, McMullen had his hands full with lapped traffic over the final five circuits, which allowed Vanderboom to close the gap drastically in the closing laps.

On the final lap Vanderboom appeared that he was going to make a challenge for the lead with a big run in turns three and four. However, the second-year MSA 360 Sprint Car competitor jumped the cushion entering turn four and was unable to mount a serious threat in the final corner as McMullen held on to secure his seventh MSA A-main victory of the season, second victory of the 2020 campaign at the Dodge County Fairgrounds and 30th overall career MSA main event win.

After the race, McMullen seemed more impressed with Vanderboom’s runner-up effort, than his own performance.

“It’s awesome to get a win, but I’m pumped for Jack,” McMullen said. “He really gave me a run and made me earn it tonight. He has an awesome future in racing.”
Vanderboom equaled his career-best MSA A-main finish with a second-place showing.

“I almost had him at the end, but things were a little sketchy in turns three and four on that final lap when I got up too high,” Vanderboom said. “Overall, it was a really good night and it feels good to bring the car home second.”
Davis was satisfied with a third-place showing at one of his favorite tracks on the MSA schedule.

“I love this place,” Davis said. “It makes up get up on the wheel, steer, stand on the gas and just go fast. Some people like the smaller tracks and maybe don’t like tracks like this as much, but it is definitely one of my favorite tracks.”
Tim Haddy of Waupun placed fourth after starting fifth and Fassbender rounded out the top five.

Heat race victories went to Brandon Berth of Cascade, Shane Wenninger and Tim Haddy.

The next race on the 2020 MSA schedule is the season finale as part of the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 26.

On-track activity is slated to begin at 4:45 p.m. with qualifying and racing to follow for the all-Sprint Car program, which also features the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association, AutoMeter Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Cars and IRA Lightning Sprints.

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Midwest Sprint Car Association
Dodge County Fairgrounds
Beaver Dam, Wis.
September 25, 2020

HEAT 1
1, Brandon Berth 2, Tyler Davis 3, Jack Vanderboom 4, Scott Conger 5, Chris Larson 6, Kevin Seidler 7, Paul Pokorski - Travis Arenz (DNS).

HEAT 2
1, Shane Wenninger 2, Lance Fassbender 3, Tony Wondra 4, Tyler Brabant 5, Blake Wondra 6, Tyler Tischendorf 7, Preston Ruh 8, Austin Hartmann.

HEAT 3
1, Tim Haddy 2, Kurt Davis 3, Brandon McMullen 4, Justin Miller 5, Will Gerrits 6, Bill Taylor 7, Justin Erickson 8, Chris Clayton.

A MAIN
1, Brandon McMullen 2, Jack Vanderboom 3, Kurt Davis 4, Tim Haddy 5, Lance Fassbender 6, Justin Miller 7, Tyler Davis 8, Tyler Brabant 9, Tyler Tischendorf 10, Will Gerrits 11, Tony Wondra 12, Scott Conger 13, Blake Wondra 14, Bill Taylor 15, Chris Larson 16, Preston Ruh 17, Austin Hartmann 18, Chris Clayton 19, Shane Wenninger 20, Brandon Berth 21, Kevin Seidler - Paul Pokorski (DNS), Justin Erickson (DNS), Travis Arenz (DNS).

 

 

Kekich completes almost perfect season in Mercer 410 sprints

By Jim Balentine
Mercer,Pa.

Michaels Mercer Raceway completed another exciting race night on a beautiful late September Friday evening during the fall brawl.

Adam Kekich dominated the 410 sprint car feature winning by eight seconds over Jeremy Kornbau to collect his third Mercer win of the year and going three for four in events held at the speedway this year.

Dave Murdick ended a drought of over a year in dominating fashion winning the big block vs small block modified mash up by seven seconds over Rex King Jr.

Jimmy Morris ended an even longer streak winning his first Mercer 305 sprint feature since 2014 beating last years point champ Jake Gomola by a narrow margin

Chas Wolbert continues to be one of the more dominant Crate Modified drivers of 2020 capturing his third FASTRAK modified Mercer feature win of the year over Kole Holden.

Andy Thompson won his first ever mini stock feature in his first win in many years since returning to the racing circuit over Mike Porterfield.

Next weekend Fri-Sat Oct 2-3 will be the 21st annual Little Guy nationals with a complete show both nights. Racing Friday night at 6 Pm and 4 Pm on Saturday. Rain date is Sunday Oct 5th.

410 Sprints feature

1. 5K-Adam Kekich[2]; 2. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau[4]; 3. 08-Danny Kuriger[3]; 4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr[5]; 5. 66-Ken Rossey[1]; 6. 13-Brandon Matus[6]; 7. 35-Jared Zimbardi[8]; 8. G1-Mike Miller[7]; 9. 27-Zach Morrow[9]; 10. 33-Brent Matus[10]; 11. 76-Davey Jones[12]; 12. 86L-Michael Lutz Jr[11]; 13. 86-Rick Holley[13]

Heat winners: 13-Brandon Matus; 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr305 Sprints feature

Big Block vs Small block Modifieds feature
1. 61-Dave Murdick[1]; 2. 165-Rex King Jr[3]; 3. 65-Rex King Sr[4]; 4. 44-Rick Regalski[9]; 5. 35-Steve Slater[2]; 6. 6F-Kyle Fink[6]; 7. 25B-Steve Barr[8]; 8. 55-Rob Kristyak[7]; 9. 74-Kevin Green[11]; 10. 83T-Tom Glenn[5]; 11. 717-Billy Adams[10]

Heat winners: 61-Dave Murdick 35-Steve Slater

Racesaver 305 Sprint feature
1. 16-Jim Morris[3]; 2. 4J-Jacob Gamola[6]; 3. 34-Adam Noland[4]; 4. 25-Jarrett Rosencranze[2]; 5. 12G-Thomas Jasen Jr[1]; 6. 347-Nevan O'Donnell[5]; 7. 22-George Fredrick[7]; 8. 97-JR Jameson[9]; 9. 40C-Joe Campbell[11]; 10. (DNS) 56-Steve Cousins; 11. (DNS) 29-logan mccandless

Heat winners: 34-Adam Noland; 16-Jim Morris

 


 

Bowers Jr., Snyder Victorious on Championship Night; Andersen, Drueke, Baumli, Wright, Barnes and Asher Earn 2020 Titles

By: Jacob Blair

OSBORN, Mo. – Six new champions were crowned on Friday at US 36 Raceway.

In the IMCA Modifieds, point leader Chad Andersen took to the early lead. After leading a few laps, national point contender Steven Bowers Jr. began to close. Before the halfway point of the race, Bowers slipped by Andersen and drove to his fifth win of the season at US 36 and made the trip to Westfall GMC Victory Lane. Andersen held on for second and clinched the 2020 track title. Josh Munsen earned track rookie of the year, finishing third on the night. Mark Schafman and Tony Layne completed the top five.

In the IMCA Sprint Cars, Stuart Snyder went wire-to-wire to earn his second straight victory at the track. Kenny Potter ran the entire race in second about a half straightaway back from Snyder. Trevor Grossenbacher completed a solid run with a third place finish. Tyler Drueke finished fourth, which was good enough to take the 2020 track championship in the Sprint Cars. Toby Chapman completed the top five.

Up next a US 36 Raceway is the 2nd Annual IMCA Missouri Nationals, October 8-10 featuring the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sprint Cars, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Sport Mods.

US 36 Race Results 9-25-2020

IMCA Modified
1. 77-Steven Bowers Jr[2]; 2. 8C-Chad Andersen[1]; 3. 19X-Josh Munsen[3]; 4. 34-Mark Schafman[7]; 5. 71-Tony Layne[4]; 6. 91J-Jaylen Wettengel[10]; 7. 51D-Benjie Douglas[6]; 8. 70-Tyler Willey[11]; 9. (DNF) 98-Mike Douglas[8]; 10. (DNF) 48X-Jim Masoner Jr[5]; 11. (DNF) 4G-Randy Herrmann[9]

IMCA Sprint Cars
1. 5-Stuart Snyder[1]; 2. 55-Kenny Potter[2]; 3. 35-Trevor Grossenbacher[6]; 4. 12-Tyler Drueke[10]; 5. 7-Toby Chapman[8]; 6. 76-Jay Russell[9]; 7. 3TJ-Joel Thorpe[5]; 8. (DNF) 43-Jake Greenwood[4]; 9. (DNF) 38-Austin Couch[7]; 10. (DNF) 15-Jack Potter[3]; 11. (DNF) 2-Doug Cook[12]; 12. (DNF) 36-Chris Couch[11]

 

 

Bard completes Lincoln sweep

Garrett Bard made it two-for-two at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night with a convincing PA Sprint Series feature win that brought him closer to the IMCA/RaceSaver national championship.

The Wells Tannery driver brushed aside a bad heat race starting draw and won that event, then moved from his fourth starting position to second on the opening lap and passed early leader Ken Duke Jr. in turn three following a lap four restart to take control of the feature, holding off a charging Devin Adams at the end of a race that highlighted several of PASS’s “young lions” racers.

Bard’s CG Racing Engines/Barnett Self-Storage #95 had led all 20 laps for a July 4 win at Lincoln, but in that race, Doug Dodson had mounted a torrid challenge that had included one successful slide job, countered by Bard’s successful cross-over. This time, while Adams closed the gap on the leader in the final couple of laps, Bard’s mastery of traffic kept his lead safe.

Duke, who had held off Adams for second until the midway point in the race, ended up third, ahead of recent high school graduate Justin Mills and Derek Hauck.

Dave Grube II, Landon Price, Dylan Shatzer, Doug Dodson and Dylan Smith rounded out the top 10.

Heat races for the 28-car field were won by Bard, Duke and Jake Frye, with Dodson taking the B-Main.

Frye was later involved in the night’s only major incident, jumping the cushion in turn three on lap three and flipping after hitting the wall. The Lewisberry teenager, who won his first feature earlier this year at nearby Trail-Way Speedway, was uninjured.

Dodson claimed the evening’s hard charger award with a gain of 10 positions – the next best “charge” was Bard’s, going from fourth to first. Dodson had withdrawn from his heat after a fuel line came loose, came from sixth to first in the B-Main (after surviving a tangle with John Walp as the cars were lining up), and then passed seven cars in the first three laps on the way to his hard-earned top-10 finish.

Bard’s win can only help his run for the 2020 IMCA/RaceSaver national championship. He went into the weekend with a 13-point lead over Nebraka’s Tyler Drueke. The points title is based on a driver’s best 20 finishes, and last weekend he extended the lead by a single point, even with a best finish of fourth. This is the final weekend for awarding points.

IMCA’s system awards points “bonuses” at the end, however, and the final results won’t be known until after that process.

Should Bard win, he will succeed Duke, the driver he passed for the lead Saturday, as champion. Duke last year became the first Pennsylvanian ever to win.

Bard had clinched the 2020 PASS championship already, and he holds a commanding lead over Walp in the Pennsylvania state points.

Saturday’s win was Bard’s eighth of the season in PASS and his 13th in 36 starts since joining the series last July. He also has multiple wins in the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series and the Allegheny Sprint Tour.

For full schedule information and the latest news, visit www.pasprintseries.com or the PA Sprint Series Facebook page.

Results from Lincoln Speedway, September 25

HEAT 1 – 1. 95-Garrett Bard; 2. 61-Johnny Scarborough; 3. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 4. M1-Justin Mills; 5. 87-Austin Graby; 6. 55-Domenic Melair; 7. 03-Branstin Shue; 8. 19K-Ethan Spotts (DNF); 9. 5-John Walp (DNF). DNS – 20-Doug Dodson.

HEAT 2 – 1. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 2. 3D-Dave Grube II; 3. 99-Devin Adams; 4. 11-Dylan Smith; 5. 25D-Dustin Young; 6. 19-Kruz Kepner; 7. 2-Erin Statler; 8. M1-Mike Potts; 9. 21-Drew Boyer.

HEAT 3 – 1. 56-Jake Frye; 2. 69-Landon Price; 3. 75-Dylan Shatzer; 4. 2H-Derek Hauck; 5. 12F-Daryl Stimeling; 6. 33-Scott Lutz; 7. 51-Dave Graber; 8. 80-Dave Wickham; 9. 17K-Donavyn Knokey.

B-MAIN – 1. 20-Doug Dodson; 2. 03-Branstin Shue; 3. 2-Erin Statler; 4. 51-Dave Graber; 5. 80-Dave Wickham; 6. 21-Drew Boyer; 7. M1-Mike Potts; 8. 17K-Donavyn Knokey; 9. 19K-Ethan Spotts.

FEATURE – 1. 95-Garrett Bard; 2. 99-Devin

Adams; 3. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 4. M1-Justin Mills; 5. 2H-Derek Hauck; 6. 3D-Dave Grube II; 7. 69-Landon Price; 8. 75-Dylan Shatzer; 9. 20-Doug Dodson; 10. 11-Dylan Smith; 11. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 12. 87-Austin Graby; 13. 55-Domenic Melair; 14. 12F-Daryl Stimeling; 15. 33-Scott Lutz; 16. 61-Johnny Scarborough; 17. 19-Kruz Kepner; 18. 03-Branstin Shue; 19. 51-Dave Graber; 20. 25D-Dustin Young; 21. 21-Drew Boyer; 22. 2-Erin Statler; 23. 56-Jake Frye (DNF); 24. 80-Dave Wickham (DNF). DNQ – M1-Mike Potts; 17K-Donavyn Knokey; 19K-Ethan Spotts.

 

Marcham Captures Third Win on the Season

Belleville, IL. (09/26/2020) Trey Marcham of Newcastle, OK. grabs his third POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League Victory of the season at Creek County Speedway.

With 25 POWRi Lucas Oil West Midgets in attendance at Creek County, Marcham started off the night strong. Advancing five positions in his heat race to finish in the second position. Marcham started off the 25 lap Main Event starting in the fourth position. With the race going green to checkered, Marcham claimed his third POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League victory of the 2020 season.

Following Marcham to the line was second place finisher, Jake Neuman. Third place finisher Noah Gass, Ace McCarthy in fourth, and Trey Gropp rounding out the top five.

The POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League will be back in action tomorrow night, September 26th at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, OK.

I-44 Riverside Speedway's pits will open at 3 PM for competitors with Grandstands opening for general admission at 5 PM. Driver's Registration from 4-6 PM with Hot-Laps beginning at 6:30 PM and side-by-side racing to follow. Ticket prices are $30 for pit passes, $15 for Adults, Seniors/Veterans for $12, students get a discounted price of $10 with current Student-ID, children ages 6-12 for only $8, while kids below the age of five get in free.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi.


Smith Titanium Heat Race 1 Winner: Jake Neuman
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Heat Race 2 Winner: Ace McCarthy
Saldana Racing Products Heat Race 3 Winner: Trey Gropp
High Point Man: Jake Neuman
Hard Charger: Emilio Hoover
POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League Feature Winner: Trey Marcham
POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League Feature Resalts: 1. 32-Trey Marcham; 2. 3N-Jake Neuman; 3. 20G-Noah Gass; 4. 28-Ace McCarthy; 5. 21-Trey Gropp; 6. 7M-Chance Morton; 7. 14E-Hank Davis; 8. 21K-Emilio Hoover; 9. 15D-Andrew Deal; 10. 5T-Ryan Timms; 11. 84m-Kade Morton; 12. 7D-Michelle Decker; 13. 44-Andrew Felker; 14. 26-Tristin Thomas; 15. 14F-Eric Fenton; 16. 2B-Brett Becker; 17. 00-Brekk Harris; 18. (DNF) F5-Devin Simmons; 19. (DNF) 52-Blake Hahn; 20. (DNF) 22-Curtis Jones; 21. (DNF) 20H-Noah Harris; 22. (DNS) 7X-Alex Vande Voort; 23. (DNS) 47K-Kevin Brewer; 24. (DNS) 2S-Cole Scott; 25. (DNS) 70-Cade Cowles
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Davie Franek Wins First PST A Main in 2020At Penn Can, Dedicates Win To Late Pete Richardson; Matt Farnham Scores First Career Patriot Sprint Tour Win In The Second Event
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paul@patriotsprinttour.com
(Susquehanna, Pa) In what has been an extremely shortened season for the Patriot Sprint Tour, a familiar face made it back to victory lane at Penn Can Speedway. Davie Franek cashed in on his front row starting spot to take his tenth career PST A-Main win over Denny Peebles, Billy VanInwegen, Matt Farnham and Paulie Colagiovanni. This was the A Main that carried over from the August 28 rained out show.
It was a very slow start in the first A-Main with several cautions in the first half of the event. After 25 total minutes into the race, it was deemed that the race could not finish with the amount of fuel that was left for the remainder of the A. An eight-minute closed red was placed on the racetrack for fuel.
On the restart, the battle for positions two through four was a toss up, lap after lap between Denny Peebles, Billy VanInwegen, and Denny Peebles.
This would give Franek an advantage as he was able to space himself in the clean air form the remainder of the field. As the checkered flag waved, it was the 2019 series champion Davie Franek sitting in victory lane over Denny Peebles and Billy VanInwegen.
No one could match the 2019 series champion and he would cross the checkers first over Peebles, VanInwegen, Matt Farnham, and Paulie Colagiovanni. This was Franek’s tenth career PST sanctioned win which moves him to ninth all time in overall tour wins.
It was emotional victory lane as Franek pointed to the sky remembering one of his best friends at the race track, Pete Richardson who the racing community lost last month.
Heat race wins from the carried over event went too Franek, Chuck Hebing, and Dave Axton. Dallas Schott scored the Bonnell’s Dash for cash.
In the second event of the night, it was finally Matt Farnham’s night to shine scoring his first feature of his career in just his 12th start in a 360-sprint car.
Farnham started fourth and had his work cut out on him as he would trail the front row of Danny Varin and Kelly Hebing. Varin would take command early with Brett Wright, Kelly Hebing, and Farnham all vying for the top spot.
Farnham was able to maneuver the car wherever to push by Kelly Hebing and Brett Wright. This would allow Farnham to focus on tracking down the leader in Varin.
There were restarts on lap six and nine where Varin was able to maintain the race lead over the rest of the field. It was until a lap 12 restart that Farnham would take his car hard into the first corner pulling alongside Varin exiting two down the back stretch.
As the two would fly wing to wing into turn three, Varin was unable to protect his line from Farnham which allowed Farnham to pull away from the field.
For the remaining 12 laps, the Western NY driver was no match for anyone else and he would cruise for his first PST A- Main win of his career over Varin, Brett Wright, Scott Kreutter, and Kelly Hebing.
Heat race wins went too Farnham, Varin and for the first time in her career, Kelly Hebing. The Bonnell’s Rod Shop dash win went to Denny Peoples while the B Main win went too Dalton Herrick.
For the time being, there is no upcoming races for the 2020 season but please be sure to visit www. Pstriotsprinttour.com and to follow our social media pages, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter if another race is scheduled.

Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results9/18/2020
A Main 2: 1) 7ny: MATT FARNHAM (1) 2) 00- Danny Varin 3) 14B- Brett Wright 4) 49- Scott Kreutter 5) 10LC- Kelly Hebing 6) 35- Jared Zimbardi 7) 55- Dallas Schott 8) 10- Paulie Colagiovanni 9) 22- Jonathan Preston 10) 3- Denny Peebles 11) 79- Jordan Thomas 12) 35s- Jason Shultz 13) 32- Kyle Smith 14) 28f- Davie Franek 15) 11- Ryan Stillwagon 16) 98- Joe Trenca 17) 36- John Trenca 18) 22J- Jacob Balliet 19) 2- Dave Axton 20) 29- Dalton Herrick 21) 25- Geoff Quackenbush 22) 23- Tyler Cartier 23) 21- Kyle Phillips
Heats
Heat 1: 1) 10LC: Kelly Hebing 2) 35- Jared Zimbardi 3) 49- Scott Kreutter 4) 23- Tyler Cartier 5) 22- Jonathan Preston 6) 10- Paulie Colagiovanni 7) 11- Ryan Stillwagon 8) 56- Billy VanInwegen 9) 61- Parker Evans
Heat 2: 1) 7ny- Matt Farnham 2) 14B-Brett Wright 3) 98- Joe Trenca 4) 28f- Davie Franek 5) 22J- Jacob Joliet 6) 32- Kyle Smith 7) 29- Dalton Herrick 8) 2- Dave Axton 9) 36b- Brian Preston
Heat 3: 1) 00- Danny Varin 2) 36- John Trenca 3) 79- Jordan Thomas 4) 3- Denny Peebles 5) 55- Dallas Schott 6) 25- Geoff Quackenbush 7) 35s- Jason Shultz 8) 21- Kyle Phillips
Dash Finish: 1) 3- Denny Peebles 2) 22- Jonathan Preston 3) 79- Jordan Thomas 4) 98- Joe Trenca 5) 55- Dallas Schott 6) 23- Tyler Cartier
B Main: 1) 29- Dalton Herrick 2) 11- Ryan Stillwagon 3) 21- Kyle Phillips 4) 35s- Jason Shultz 5) 61- Parker Evans 6) 56- Billy VanInwegen 7) 2- Dave Axton 8) 25- Geoff Quackenbush

From 8/28/2020
A Main: 1) 28F- DAVIE FRANEK (1) 2) 3- Denny Peebles 3) 56- Billy VanInwegen 4) 7ny- Matt Farnham 5) 10- Paulie Colagiovanni 6) 110 Ryan Stillwaggon 7) 22- Jonathan Preston 8) 49- Scott Kreutter 9) 61- Parker Evans 10) 35- Jared Zimbardi 11) 79- Jordan Thomas 12) 10LC- Kelly Hebing 13) 55- Dallas Schott 14) 14B- Brett Wright 15) 98- Joe Trenca 16) 29- Dalton Herrick 17) 25- Geoff Quackenbush 18) 36B- Brian Preston 19) 2- Dave Axton
Heat 1: 1) 28F Davie Franek 2) 55- Dallas Schott 3) 79-Jordan Thomas 4) 29- Dalton Herrick 5) 25- Geoff Quackenbush 6) 10LC- Kelly Hebing 7) 35- Jared Zimbardi 8) 46- Ryan Conium 9) 54- Joey Amantea 10) 36B- Brian Preston
Heat 2: 1) 2- Dave Axton 2) 3- Denny Peebles 3) 56- Billy VanInwegen 4) 10- Paulie Colagiovanni 5) 36- John Trenca 6) 49- Scott Kreutter 7) 10K-Joe Kata 8) 23- Tyler Cartier 9) 16- Charles Weslowski
Heat 3: 1) 45- Chuck Hebing (67) 2) 7NY- Matt Farnham 3) 11- Ryan Stillwagon 4) 14B-Brett Wright 5) 21- Kyle Phillips 6) 22- Jonathan Preston 7) 61- Parker Evans 8) 98- Joe Trenca 9) 121- Steve Glover

 

 

Gallagher and Rudolph Star in Applefest Finale At Tri-City Raceway Park

(Franklin, PA) A three-day event closed out the 2020 racing season at the Tri-City Raceway Park, with the Sunday, September 19th finale awarding huge paychecks to the winners in seven races for seven different divisions of race cars. A first time winner collected a $5,000 paycheck in the “Applefest Race Weekend” feature event for Shawgo Real Estate Sprint Cars, presented by Krill Recycling. Darin Gallagher earned his first career victory, at the top-level Sprint Car racing. In other action, New York resident Erik Rudolph won both the Big Block-engine Modifieds’ 30-lap feature race, and the Small Block-engine Modifieds’ feature race, taking a total of $8,000 back the Empire State. The Hovis Auto and Truck Supply Pro-Stock cars battled for 50 laps, with Chris Schneider earning another Tri-City win. The RUSH non-wing Sprint Cars competed in the Bruce Smith Construction 20-lap feature race, with Zach Morrow claiming the victory. The Crate-engine Modifieds’ 20-lap feature race was dominated by Jeff Schaffer, Jr., who was racing for the first time in two years. Pat Hanlon, II finished off a tough luck season with a big win the 4-Your-Car-Connection Mini Stock division of racing.
The Shawgo Real Estate Sprint Cars’ 30 lap race was led early on by pole position starter Jack Sodeman, Jr. Sodeman was carrying a six point advantage in the year-long point standings into the final race of the year. Sodeman, seeking a first Tri-City victory of the season, was leading the race over recent winner A.J. Flick. Darin Gallagher was holding the third position, as championship contender Brandon Spithaler was advancing through the field, after starting in seventh spot. Spithaler, second in the point standings to Sodeman, needed to finish four positions higher than Sodeman to tie for the Championship. But on lap nine, two-time winner Spithaler spun in turn one, while racing in second position to Sodeman. Spithaler had to restart from the tail of the field, as Sodeman remained in the top spot. On the restart, Gallagher darted from third place into the lead, with an impressive low-groove “slide job” pass in turn two. As Sodeman was falling back in the field, Spithaler was again marching toward the front. Spithaler climbed back into the top five, passing Sodeman among others. At one point in the race, Spithaler was ahead of Sodeman by just enough positions to earn the title. But, at the conclusion, Spithaler placed fifth, and Sodeman clinched the Championship with a seventh place finish. The title is Sodeman’s tenth-career track championship, but his first at Tri-City. In the closing laps, race leader Gallagher was challenged by Dan Shetler, repeatedly. Shetler, a former Sharon Speedway Champion, started in fourth place and caught, then passed Gallagher on lap 25. After a thrilling wheel-to-wheel battle for multiple laps, Gallagher re-claimed the lead with three laps remaining. Gallagher, a successful 305 Sprint Car division winner and Champion, moved up to (top level) 410 Sprint Car racing last year. After his Applefest preliminary heat race victory the night before, Gallagher started in third place and finished first, claiming the largest paycheck of the year, for his first-ever Sprint Car feature victory. Shetler crossed the finish line just four-tenths-of-a-second behind the young winner. Flick, two-time 2020 winner Carl Bowser, and Spithaler completed the top five in the official finish order. Gallagher was overcome with emotion, while standing next to his family-owned, Texas Roadhouse/Kozminski Auto Body/Shaner Automotive #12 car.
Bruce Smith Construction, of Franklin, PA sponsored the 20-lap feature race for the Pace Performance RUSH non-wing Sprint Cars.
The RUSH drivers were competing for Equipment Rental Options weekly series points. The race was completed without a caution flag, as Zach Morrow started from the pole position and grabbed the lead. Veteran Steve Pedley challenged Morrow early on – both drivers have been winners in 2020 at other tracks. Shawn Smith soon passed Pedley for second place. At times, Smith clocked lap times slightly faster than leader Morrow. Jeremy Weaver, the series points leader, took the green flag in seventh place and climbed into third position late in the race. When the event concluded the top five finishers were: Morrow, the series’ master of large tracks like Tri-City; Smith, a home track favorite; young Weaver; Pedley, and many time previous winner Gale Ruth, Jr.
Under the new ownership of Merle Black, the resurrected Tri-City Raceway Park had a successful 2020 racing season, after a late start due to pandemic restrictions. Plans are already underway for the 2021 season of “Sunday Thunder” dirt track racing action
 

 

Virginia Sprint Series Race #7

Rain Make Up and Race #8 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series Natural Bridge Speedway, Natural Bridge, Va. Jerald Harris Has Double Vision On the first clear cool night of the year Jerald Harris had a hot night on track getting double vision by taking both features. The first rain make up feature had Daren Bolac out first with the drop of the green and running smooth out front with Mike Leraas in tow. The twenty lap features were going by fast but the track was changing and Leraas was closing in with Mike Keeton and Jerald Harris catching up fast. Leraas got by to lead with Bolac still second but back of the field was coming in to the leaders path which was packing up the front. With the white flag waving Leraas and Bolac were still upfront on the lower side but Harris moved up and was gaining ground fast. Coming off turn four to the checkers the last car on the lead lap bobbled causing Leraas and Bolac to lift. Jerald Harris seized the moment to go high next to the wall and flashed in to the lead and under the checkered flag first all in a few hundred feet. At the line it was Jerald Harris, Mike Leraas, Daren Bolac, Mike Keeton, Bill Rice, Chris Ware, Matt Mullins, Billy Hubbard, Charlie Ware and Mike Cicchillo. After inverting the lead lap cars the second featured rolled to green with Matt Mullins out first and Mike Keeton right behind and Harris closing in already. Mike Keeton was leading but Harris was right there as the laps clicked away Harris was getting stronger. Jerald Harris moved to the front spot leaving Keeton to deal with a charging Mike Leraas after he got by Bill Rice. With laps running out nobody would catch Jerald Harris as Mike Leraas made it to second but would only stay there as Harris went under the checkered flag for the second time of the night. At the line it was Jerald Harris, Mike Leraas, Mike Keeton, Bill Rice, Daren Bolac, Matt Mullins, Chris Ware, Charlie Ware, Billy Hubbard and Mike Cicchillo. The VSS is off next week before heading to The Greater Cumberland Raceway in Cumberland, Maryland for a race with The Laurel Highlands Sprint Series on Saturday October3rd. Thanks for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

Hanson scores at The Grove

Sometimes a win is more than just a win:

- Like when the driver wins for the first time in more than five years and has only recently became a new father;

- Like when the owner wins for the first time in 44 years at the track and is in the pits on his stepson’s wedding weekend;

- Like when it all happens at Williams Grove Speedway.

Jaremi Hanson’s win at Williams Grove Speedway Friday night met all those criteria, leading to an outpouring of congratulations for him and car owner Rod Ort, also director of the PA Sprint Series.

Hanson’s National Energy of Gettysburg/Just for Jacks Home Construction/Whitehall Flyway Mini Cat #36 led all the way in the 20-lap feature, which followed the All Star Circuit of Champions race, fending off early challenges from fellow front-row starter John Walp and a late charge from defending IMCA/RaceSaver National Champion Ken Duke Jr.

Duke finished a close second, with Walp third, Derek Hauck fourth, and Dave Brown fifth.

Larry McVay, Erin Statler, Kassidy Kreitz; Tom Carberry and Austin Graby completed the top 10.

Hanson said in victory lane that he wasn’t nervous “at the beginning” about his prospects for a win (because he was starting on the pole), but the last restart with two laps remaining changed that.

“That last caution,” he said, “I saw the 67 (Duke) there, and I knew that, if I would have screwed up at all, he would have gone right by my there on the bottom, so a lot of pressure there.”

With his young daughter in attendance and his long victory drought ended, Hanson summed up his feelings:

“I’m in happy land right now.”

Car owner Ort was equally emotional.

“I think I’ve been coming here for almost 60 years,” he said, “because my parents brought me here when I was just a baby, and racing here since 1976, and wanted to win, just have never been able to get it done.”

Ort had come close as a driver himself and with others who had driven his car.

“I’m so thrilled that Jaremi finally pulled it off tonight – it’s unbelievable.”

Ort also noted the significance to any driver of winning at Williams Grove.

“I’ve seen so many people here win and wish it could be me, but I’ve always celebrated with them, because it feels so good to see other people win and reach their dreams, and to finally get it – especially here at the Grove with Jaremi – it’s definitely emotional. It’s as good as it gets.”

As good as the night was for Hanson and Ort, there was disappointment in the pit area afterward as well. National IMCA/RaceSaver points leader Garrett Bard was involved in a heat race incident and had to come from seventh starting position in his B-Main to earn a spot in the feature with a pass at the checkered flag. Then, he was the second car out of the feature.

On lap 14, Dustin Smith spun in turn two, did a 360, and kept going, but the bottleneck that created put Dustin Young in the inside backstretch wall.

The final caution, for Johnny Scarborough’s spin on lap 17, led to a restart that brought several cars together in turn two, ending Devon Adams’ night and causing others to lose multiple positions. The field remained under green, though, setting the stage for an exciting finish between Hanson and Duke.

Heat races for the 44-car field went to Duke, Jared Zionkowski, Kirsten Hess and Jacob McClain, who had come all the way from Hemby Bridge, N.C., for the race. A couple of red flags and several yellows interrupted the heat race action, but no injuries were reported from any of the incidents.

Domenic Melair and Landon Price won the twin B-Mains.

On a night with cold temperatures, a wind one All Star competitor said he thought would blow him over on the backstretch, and a difficult, slick track, there was still plenty of passing, and Austin Graby won the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Hard Charger Award (and a new right rear tire), coming from 26th and last starting spot to 10th at the finish.

Tom Carberry and Dustin Smith each advanced 11 positions during the race, Erin Statler moved up 10 spots, Landon Price improved by 9, and Dave Brown and Kassidy Kreitz each came up eight spots.

For more news and schedule information, visit www.pasprintseries.com or the PA Sprint Series Facebook page.

Results from Williams Grove Speedway, September 18

HEAT 1 – 1. 67X-Jacob McClain; 2. 83-Larry McVay; 3. 2H-Derek Hauck; 4. 44-Dave Brown; 5. 2-Erin Statler; 6. 55-Domenic Melair; 7. 80-Dave Wickham; 8. 03-Branstin Shue; 9. 95-Garrett Bard (DNF); 10. 53W-Jimmy White (DNF); 11. 92B-Donald Wise

HEAT 2 – 1. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 2. 25D-Dustin Young; 3. 18-Ian Detweiler; 4. 61-Johnny Scarborough; 5. 00-Jason Roush; 6. 11-Dustin Smith; 7. 54M-Todd Lynn; 8. 26-Ryan Lynn; 9. 54-Mike Melair; 10. 69M-Eric Mathiot (DNF); 11. 88-Fred Arnold (DNF).

HEAT 3 – 1. 44K-Kirsten Hess; 2. 3D-Dave Grube II; 3. 99-Devin Adams; 4. 56-Jake Frye; 5. R6-Reed Thompson; 6. 2J-Aaron Jacobus; 7. 13-Kurt Knepper; 8. 17K-Donavyn Knokey; 9. 23-Kyle Purks; 10. 7J-Andrew Jacobus (DNF); 11. 86-Ron Aurand (DNF)

HEAT 4 – 1. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 2. 5-John Walp; 3. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 4. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 5. 1X-Tom Carberry; 6. 87-Austin Graby; 7. 69-Landon Price; 8- 20-Doug Dodson (DNF); 9. 71-Josh Spicer (DNF); 10. 7NC-Ben McCall (DNF). DNS – 24/7-Mikell McGee.

B-MAIN 1 – 1. 55-Domenic Melair; 2. 11-Dustin Smith; 3. 95-Garrett Bard; 4. 03-Branstin Shue; 5. 26-Ryan Lynn; 6. 53W-Jimmy White; 7. 54M-Todd Lynn; 8. 54-Mike Melair; 9. Dave Wickham. DNS – 69M-Eric Mathiot; 92B-Donald Wise; 88-Fred Arnold.

B-MAIN 2 – 1. 69-Landon Price; 2. 17K-Donavyn Knokey; 3. 87-Austin Graby; 4. 13-Kurt Knepper; 5. 7NC-Ben McCall (DNF). DNS – 2J-Aaron Jacobus; 23-Kyle Purks; 20-Doug Dodson; 7J-Andrew Jacobus; 71-Josh Spicer; 86-Ron Aurand; 24/7-Mikell McGee.

FEATURE – 1. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 2. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 3. 5-John Walp; 4. 2H-Derek Hauck; 5. 44-Dave Brown; 6. 83-Larry McVay; 7. 2-Erin Statler; 8. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 9. 1X-Tom Carberry; 10. 87-Austin Graby; 11. 3D-Dave Grube II; 12. 11-Dustin Smith; 13. 69-Landon Price; 14. 56-Jake Frye; 15. 55-Domenic Melair; 16. R6-Reed Thompson; 17. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 18. 00-Jason Roush; 19. 17K-Donavyn Knokey; 20. 67x-Jacob McClain; 21. 99-Devin Adams; 22. 61-Johnny Scarborough; 23. 44K-Kirsten Hess; 24. 25D-Dustin Young; 25. 95-Garrett Bard; 26. 18-Ian Detweiler. DNQ – 03-Branstin Shue; 13-Kurt Knepper; 26-Ryan Lynn; 7NC-Ben McCall; 53W-Jimmy White; 54M-Todd Lynn; 54-Mike Melair; 80-Dave Wickham; 2J-Aaron Jacobus; 23-Kyle Purks; 20-Doug Dodson; 69M-Eric Mathiot; 7J-Andrew Jacobus; 92B-Donald Wise; 71-Josh Spicer; 88-Fred Arnold; 86-Ron Aurand; 24/7-Mikell McGee.

 

 

Kaeding and Ballenger Enjoy Victories at Huset's Speedway During DeKalb/Asgrow Power Series Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores Finale

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Sept. 19, 2020) - Tim Kaeding savored Victory Lane on Saturday evening at Huset's Speedway, where the California native recorded a feature triumph during the track's season finale along with Dusty Ballenger.

Kaeding completed approximately a half dozen donuts between turn four and the frontstretch as the crowd roared in appreciation. Kaeding then climbed on top of the rear of his winged sprint car, raising his arms in the air and exhaling a yell. After his race car was pushed into the designated area for the Victory Lane ceremony, Kaeding performed another wing dance that was followed by congratulatory handshakes and hugs from friends, fans and competitors.

Kaeding was just as intense on the high-banked oval, where he led the distance to capture the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series portion of the DeKalb/Asgrow Power Series Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores. He was awarded a check for a whopping $10,000 for his feat.

"It's amazing," he said. "I felt like the old TK right there. Get up on the fence and run the living piss out of it."

Kaeding built more than a five-second lead before a caution on Lap 15 brought the field back together. He then had to hold off challenges from Midwest Power Series champion Justin Henderson and Friday night's feature winner Shane Golobic, who charged from 17th to second.

"Obviously we wanted to be one spot better, but I put our team in a hole in qualifying," Golobic said after his runner-up result. "Seventeenth to second is nothing to hang your head about. Hats off to TK. This was right up his alley."

Jack Dover, who claimed two of the four Midwest Sprint Touring Series wins at Huset's Speedway this year, rounded out the podium after starting ninth.

"I'm really happy with a third-place finish," he said. "Before we started the main we dropped a cylinder so we were on seven cylinders."

Trey Starks was the Hard Charger Award winner after rallying from 21 st to fourth and Clint Garner placed fifth.

A total of 48 drivers participated on Saturday with Starks and Matt Juhl setting quick time in their qualifying groups to kick off the competition. Davey Heskin, Kaeding, Garner and Lynton Jeffrey each won a heat race. Tommy Barber picked up the C Main victory and Starks captured the B Main triumph.

Ballenger led the entire 20-lap, $1,000-to-win RaceSaver sprints A Main, beating eighth-starting Tyler Drueke at the finish line by 0.760 of a second. The two drivers were nearly side by side as they exited turn four in traffic with a handful of laps remaining, but Ballenger's higher groove gave him the momentum needed to maintain the top spot. Drueke stayed within striking distance, but Ballenger made the right moves in traffic to score the win.

"I was just trying to get through lapped traffic the best I could," he said. "I have a bunch of kids on my crew (and) some old guys. I will tell you we're going to have a party tonight."

Stu Snyder rounded out the podium with Shon Pointer finishing fourth and Neil Nickolite fifth.

Nick Barger, Pointer, Jason Danley and Drueke were the heat race winners. Chris Thram won the B Main.

RACE REPORT: HUSET'S SPEEDWAY IN BRANDON, S.D. (Sept. 19, 2020) -

MIDWEST POWER SERIES/MSTS SPRINTS

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 3-Tim Kaeding (1); 2. 17W-Shane Golobic (17); 3. 53-Jack Dover (9); 4. 44S-Trey Starks (21); 5. 40-Clint Garner (6); 6. 14T-Brooke Tatnell (4); 7. 83-Lynton Jeffrey (2); 8. 81-Terry McCarl (15); 9. 09-Matt Juhl (7); 10. 22-Kaleb Johnson (24); 11. 88-Kyle Offill (18); 12. 14-Jody Rosenboom (14); 13. 20G-Chris Graf (10); 14. 11M-Brendan Mullen (12); 15. 17-Lee Goos Jr (13); 16. 23W-Sam Henderson (16); 17. (DNF) 83M-Justin Henderson (11); 18. (DNF) 4J-Lee Grosz (5); 19. (DNF) 35-Skylar Prochaska (19); 20. (DNF) ACE-Dusty Zomer (8); 21. (DNF) 56N-Davey Heskin (3); 22. (DNF) 33B-Scott Broty (20); 23. (DNF) 5-Eric Lutz (22); 24. (DNF) 35L-Cody Ledger (23).

B Feature (15 Laps): 1. 44S-Trey Starks (3); 2. 5-Eric Lutz (2); 3. 35L-Cody Ledger (6); 4. 22-Kaleb Johnson (4); 5. 33-James Broty (12); 6. 14E-Tim Estenson (15); 7. 14J-Mike Johnston (5); 8. 53X-Joe Beaver (18); 9. 4-Cody Hansen (7); 10. 20-Brant O'Banion (14); 11. 75-Tommy Barber (13); 12. 5J-Javen Ostermann (17); 13. 05-Colin Smith (16); 14. 0-Alex Schriever (9); 15. (DNF) 10J-Justin Jacobsma (8); 16. (DNF) 21-Adam Gullion (11); 17. (DNS) 99-Austin McCarl; 18. (DNS) 27-Carson McCarl.

C Feature (12 Laps): 1. 75-Tommy Barber (1); 2. 20-Brant O'Banion (4); 3. 14E-Tim Estenson (5); 4. 05-Colin Smith (9); 5. 5J-Javen Ostermann (2); 6. 53X-Joe Beaver (12); 7. 57-Matt Fredericksen (3); 8. 101-Chuck McGillivray (6); 9. 31A-CJ Johnson (13); 10. 11B-Ben Woods (7); 11. 91A-Reed Allex (10); 12. 7-Clinton Bruns (11); 13. (DNS) 11X-Gregg Bakker; 14. (DNS) 82-Jason Martin; 15. (DNS) 41S-Dominic Scelzi; 16. (DNS) 11XS-Donovan Peterson.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 56N-Davey Heskin (1); 2. 4J-Lee Grosz (3); 3. 53-Jack Dover (5); 4. 17-Lee Goos Jr (2); 5. 17W-Shane Golobic (8); 6. 44S-Trey Starks (4); 7. 35L-Cody Ledger (6); 8. 27-Carson McCarl (9); 9. 75-Tommy Barber (7); 10. 14E-Tim Estenson (11); 11. 05-Colin Smith (10); 12. 31A-CJ Johnson (12).

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 3-Tim Kaeding (1); 2. ACE-Dusty Zomer (2); 3. 20G-Chris Graf (3); 4. 14-Jody Rosenboom (7); 5. 88-Kyle Offill (5); 6. 22-Kaleb Johnson (8); 7. 4-Cody Hansen (6); 8. 21-Adam Gullion (9); 9. 5J-Javen Ostermann (10); 10. 101-Chuck McGillivray (11); 11. 91A-Reed Allex (12); 12. (DNF) 41S-Dominic Scelzi (4).

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 40-Clint Garner (2); 2. 09-Matt Juhl (4); 3. 83M-Justin Henderson (3); 4. 81-Terry McCarl (1); 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska (6); 6. 5-Eric Lutz (5); 7. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (7); 8. 33-James Broty (10); 9. 57-Matt Fredericksen (8); 10. 11B-Ben Woods (11); 11. 7-Clinton Bruns (12); 12. 82-Jason Martin (9).

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 83-Lynton Jeffrey (3); 2. 14T-Brooke Tatnell (2); 3. 11M-Brendan Mullen (7); 4. 23W-Sam Henderson (6); 5. 33B-Scott Broty (8); 6. 14J-Mike Johnston (10); 7. 0-Alex Schriever (11); 8. (DNF) 99-Austin McCarl (1); 9. (DNF) 20-Brant O'Banion (9); 10. (DNF) 11X-Gregg Bakker (4); 11. (DNF) 53X-Joe Beaver (5); 12. (DNS) 11XS-Donovan Peterson.

Qualifying Group A (2 Laps): 1. 44S-Trey Starks, 00:11.744 (21); 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 00:11.771 (4); 3. 4J-Lee Grosz, 00:11.789 (15); 4. 20G-Chris Graf, 00:11.854 (23); 5. 17-Lee Goos Jr, 00:11.858 (16); 6. ACE-Dusty Zomer, 00:11.886 (18); 7. 56N-Davey Heskin, 00:11.898 (12); 8. 3-Tim Kaeding, 00:11.906 (10); 9. 53-Jack Dover, 00:11.915 (1); 10. 88-Kyle Offill, 00:11.935 (3); 11. 35L-Cody Ledger, 00:11.940 (19); 12. 4-Cody Hansen, 00:11.979 (2); 13. 75-Tommy Barber, 00:12.025 (17); 14. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 00:12.026 (20); 15. 17W-Shane Golobic, 00:12.047 (7); 16. 22-Kaleb Johnson, 00:12.073 (14); 17. 27-Carson McCarl, 00:12.082 (5); 18. 21-Adam Gullion, 00:12.112 (8); 19. 05-Colin Smith, 00:12.199 (6); 20. 5J-Javen Ostermann, 00:12.254 (22); 21. 14E-Tim Estenson, 00:12.255 (11); 22. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 00:12.308 (24); 23. 31A-CJ Johnson, 00:12.323 (13); 24. 91A-Reed Allex, 00:12.705 (9).

Qualifying Group B (2 Laps): 1. 09-Matt Juhl, 00:11.422 (6); 2. 11X-Gregg Bakker, 00:11.508 (17); 3. 83M-Justin Henderson, 00:11.523 (3); 4. 83-Lynton Jeffrey, 00:11.566 (5); 5. 40-Clint Garner, 00:11.568 (11); 6. 14T-Brooke Tatnell, 00:11.610 (1); 7. 81-Terry McCarl, 00:11.614 (13); 8. 99-Austin McCarl, 00:11.630 (14); 9. 5-Eric Lutz, 00:11.645 (4); 10. 53X-Joe Beaver, 00:11.664 (23); 11. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 00:11.693 (18); 12. 23W-Sam Henderson, 00:11.747 (9); 13. 10J-Justin Jacobsma, 00:11.769 (20); 14. 11M-Brendan Mullen, 00:11.800 (7); 15. 57-Matt Fredericksen, 00:11.801 (24); 16. 33B-Scott Broty, 00:11.811 (12); 17. 82-Jason Martin, 00:11.812 (10); 18. 20-Brant O'Banion, 00:11.901 (15); 19. 33-James Broty, 00:11.968 (21); 20. 14J-Mike Johnston, 00:12.021 (16); 21. 11B-Ben Woods, 00:12.504 (8); 22. 0-Alex Schriever, 00:12.711 (19); 23. 7-Clinton Bruns, 00:12.859 (2); 24. 11XS-Donovan Peterson, 00:12.907 (22).

RACESAVER SPRINTS

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (1); 2. 12-Tyler Drueke (8); 3. 5-Stu Snyder (6); 4. 20P-Shon Pointer (5); 5. 12N-Neil Nickolite (4); 6. 91-Adam Gullion (10); 7. 20-Brandt Obanion (3); 8. 14-Nick Barger (12); 9. 7X-Shane Fick (19); 10. 24T-Chris Thram (17); 11. 7C-Toby Chapman (9); 12. 10-Trevor Serbus (16); 13. 12L-John Lambertz (20); 14. 24-Chris Graf (13); 15. 4W-Nathan Weiler (14); 16. 7JL-Jared Jansen (15); 17. 27CC-Chayden Carpenter (18); 18. 32X-Darin Spielman (7); 19. (DNF) 45-Monty Ferriera (2); 20. (DNF) 4X-Jason Danley (11).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 24T-Chris Thram (3); 2. 27CC-Chayden Carpenter (4); 3. 7X-Shane Fick (7); 4. 12L-John Lambertz (8); 5. 98-Nate Barger (14); 6. 8H-Jacob Hughes (9); 7. 05-Tim Ottenbacher (6); 8. 32-Trefer Waller (5); 9. 1B-Brandon Horton (11); 10. 0-Chase Weiler (10); 11. 7-Johnny Sullivan (17); 12. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (16); 13. (DNF) 22W-Aaron Werner (1); 14. (DNF) 20B-Bryan Park (12); 15. (DNF) 35-Mike Stegenga (2); 16. (DNF) 8-Micah Slendy (13); 17. (DNF) 3TJ-Joel Thorpe (15); 18. (DNS) 05X-Brandon Allen.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Nick Barger (2); 2. 5-Stu Snyder (3); 3. 45-Monty Ferriera (6); 4. 24-Chris Graf (5); 5. 22W-Aaron Werner (1); 6. 32-Trefer Waller (7); 7. 8H-Jacob Hughes (4); 8. 8-Micah Slendy (8); 9. 7-Johnny Sullivan (9).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 20P-Shon Pointer (2); 2. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (1); 3. 32X-Darin Spielman (4); 4. 4W-Nathan Weiler (5); 5. 35-Mike Stegenga (3); 6. 05-Tim Ottenbacher (6); 7. 0-Chase Weiler (7); 8. 98-Nate Barger (9); 9. (DNF) 05X-Brandon Allen (8).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 4X-Jason Danley (1); 2. 7C-Toby Chapman (2); 3. 20-Brandt Obanion (4); 4. 7JL-Jared Jansen (3); 5. 24T-Chris Thram (6); 6. 7X-Shane Fick (5); 7. 1B-Brandon Horton (7); 8. 3TJ-Joel Thorpe (8).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 12-Tyler Drueke (2); 2. 91-Adam Gullion (4); 3. 12N-Neil Nickolite (3); 4. 10-Trevor Serbus (7); 5. 27CC-Chayden Carpenter (6); 6. 12L-John Lambertz (8); 7. 20B-Bryan Park (5); 8. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (1).

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HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs.

 

 

Josh Schneiderman Coasts to Sprint Invaders “Family” Win at Lee County Speedway!

(Bill W) Donnellson, IA, September 19, 2020 – The Schneiderman name is synonymous with racing in southeast Iowa, and it was Josh who emerged triumphant Saturday night with the Sprint Invaders at Lee County Speedway. The West Burlington native teamed with brother and crew chief, Jarred, to take the $2,000 score. It was Josh’s second win of the season and eighth in his career with the series, and his first at the 3/8-mile Lee County Speedway oval.

Schneiderman beat pole-sitter and series point leader, Chris Martin, to the punch at the outset, but the first seven laps were rocky for the field. Noah Samuel spun after a lap was completed, and then on the restart, Tyler Barrick’s spin collected Scotty Johnson.

Paul Nienhiser, driving car owner point leader Scott Bonar’s #50, took third from Kaley Gharst when the green finally flew and Dugan Thye advanced into the to five by lap three. Schneiderman was entering lapped traffic when Blaine Jamison suffered a flat right front tire four laps in. The restart saw a spin by Mitchell Alexander.

The next try at green had Christian Bowman get into Thye in a bid for the fifth spot. Thye hammered the wall, but was o.k. Another lap was complete before Wyatt Wilkerson took a wild ride over the turn one wall after contact with Brayden Gaylord.

After fuel was added to the remaining cars, the final 18 laps went non-stop. Schneiderman led Martin, Neinhiser, Gharst and Devin Kline back to green flag racing. Nienhiser got by Martin in a good battle for second before Schneiderman entered lapped traffic on lap eleven.

Schneiderman pulled away before being held up as traffic went three-wide in front of him. Nienhiser closed, but wasn’t able to make a serious challenge.

Schneiderman’s win came ahead of Nienhiser, Martin, Gharst and Bowman. Colton Fisher, Gaylord, Kline, hard-charger Cody Wehrle and Ryan Leavitt rounded out the top ten. Ausitn Miller, Gharst and Bowman won heat races. Nienhiser won the Dash. Wehrle flipped in his heat, but was o.k.

“There were a couple times where it was getting hairy getting through traffic,” said Schneiderman. “Those guys are racing hard too. We were able to pick our way through. The top was obviously the fast way around tonight. This place owes me a few! I’ve lost a lot of races here. We’ve led and had drivers spin in front of us…I’ve banged the wall. So to finally win one down here with my brother crew chiefing is really special. He’s been working hard all year and we’ve been competitive everywhere we go.”

“Traffic was probably going to have to help us,” said Nienhiser. “(Schneiderman) was really good in clean air. It almost did for a second. I had some good restarts where I had Chris cleared for second and the yellow would come out. I wish I would have had a shot at a slider on Josh on a restart, and race him a little bit. Overall, it was another good run with Scott (Bonar).”

“Paul is always really good here, at Burlington, and a lot of places,” said Martin. “He’s a friend of mine, and it was fun racing with him. We’re doing well with the driver points. Scott Bonar has us in the owner points. Hopefully, we can take a few notes here, find out what’s right and what’s wrong, and cash out on the big race next Saturday.”

The “Fall Haul” at 34 Raceway will pay $5,000 to the winner and carry several bonuses on Saturday, September 26. For more information on the Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com or look us up on Facebook.

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 88, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (2) 2. 50, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (6) 3. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (1) 4. 78, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (3) 5. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (4) 6. 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (11) 7. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (12) 8. 17c, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (7) 9. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (18) 10. 22L, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (17) 11. 41, Noah Samuel, Burlington, IA (10) 12. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (13) 13. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (9) 14. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (15) 15. 64c, Braydn Greubel, Lacona, IA (20) 16. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (5) 17. 29w, Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA (21) 18. 11T, Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA (8) 19. 51J, Blaine Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (16) 20. 44x, Scotty Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (19) 21. 5m, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (22) 22. 11x, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (14) DNS – 84K, Wayne Kniffen, Fort Madison, IA. Lap Leader: Schneiderman 1-25. KSE Hard-charger: Wehrle.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Austin Miller (1) 2. Josh Schneiderman (5) 3. Chris Martin (7) 4. Tanner Gebhardt (2) 5. Colton Fisher (6) 6. Scotty Johnson (4) 7. Ryan Leavitt (8) 8. Wyatt Wilkerson (3)

CenPenCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Kaley Gharst (5) 2. Paul Nienhiser (7) 3. Daniel Bergquist (1) 4. Noah Samuel (4) 5. Brayden Gaylord (6) 6. Cody Wehrle (2) 7. Blaine Jamison (8) 8. Braydn Greubel (3)

Paisano’s Ristorante of Preston, Illinois Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Christian Bowman (1) 2. Devin Kline (4) 3. Dugan Thye (5) 4. Tyler Barrick (2) 5. Mitchell Alexander (3) 6. Collin Moyle (6) DNS – Wayne Kniffen

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Paul Nienhiser (2) 2. Chris Martin (4) 3. Josh Schneiderman (3) 4. Kaley Gharst (1) 5. Christian Bowman (6) 6. Austin Miller (5)

Contingencies

Kreitz Oval Products: Blaine Jamison

Pyrotect: Tanner Gebhardt

Saldana Racing Products: Daniel Bergquist

 

 

Zach Blurton Triumphs in DCRP’s Jerry Soderberg Memorial Again with Dakota Sproul, Brian May, Troy Burkhart and Tathan Burkhart Reach Victory Lane as Well!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 19, 2020) – Zach Blurton added a fourth Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship win to his resume by topping Saturday night’s season-ending DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car feature event atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

While Blurton scored his third consecutive win in the eighth rendition of the Soderberg Memorial Championship, Dakota Sproul and Tathan Burkhart put exclamation points on championship seasons with wins in the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Hobby Stocks, respectively, with Brian May besting the IMCA Sport Modifieds and Troy Burkhart topping the IMCA Stock Cars.

In the 25-lap Hambelton Racing DCRP vs. United Rebel Sprint Series feature, fourth-starter Zach Blurton slid past Kyler Johnson on a lap three restart and led the rest of the way for his second DCRP win of the year and third consecutive win in the season-ender.

After an early red flag, Blurton weathered one more red flag seven laps shy of the checkered flag when Connor Atkinson flipped in turn two.

Blurton took off again on the restart and posted the win ahead of Johnson with Jeff Stasa, J.D. Johnson and Luke Cranston rounding out the top five while eighth-place finisher Taylor Velasquez secured his third track championship.

Dakota Sproul finished off his rookie campaign in the IMCA Modified ranks by racing to victory lane for the fifth time in seven tries to put the clamps on the season championship.

After starting ninth, Sproul wasted little time working his way into contention and then raced past Jesse Richter for the point on the fifth round. Sproul checked out over the remainder of the 19-lapper, racing to straightaway win ahead of Richter, Kale Beavers, Nick Link and Tracy Link.

On the heels of his first win during Labor Day Weekend action two weeks ago, Brian May struck again to take victory honors in the 19-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature.

May worked the top side to take the lead away from Bart Baker on the seventh round and then survived several side-by-side laps for the lead with Jeff Kaup to take the win. Kaup settled for second with Luke Stallbaumer, Kyle Wiens and Monty Nordyke rounding out the top five while Mike Appel used a tenth-place finish to seal the track championship.

Troy Burkhart wasted no time racing from third into the lead and paced the field throughout in the 19-lap IMCA Stock Car feature. Burkhart led the way to the stripe ahead of Gregg Schell with Chris Oliver securing the championship by filling out the podium in third.

Tathan Burkhart finished off the father-son act by winning the 19-lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature to secure the track title.

Burkart battled past Duane Wahrman prior to the midway point and led the rest of the way for his third DCRP win of the year ahead of Wahrman and Brett Copeland.

The DCRP season concludes with Sunday’s final round of action atop the 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval. The Micro Sprint and Kart card that offers free admission to the grandstands goes green at 4:00 p.m.

Dodge City Raceway Park – Eighth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship

September 19, 2020 Results:

Hambelton Racing DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 97-Brian Herbert, 2. 17x-Jake Martens, 3. 91-Jeff Stasa, 4. 9d-Lance Davis, 5. 74-Connor Atkinson, 6. 10-Jordan Knight, 7. 11k-Tyler Knight.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. 72-Ray Seemann, 3. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 4. 49-Kris Moore, 5. 911-Ty Williams, 6. 74v-Howard Van Dyke, 7. 65-Kohl Ricke.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 98-J.D. Johnson, 2. 11-Zach Blurton, 3. 49x-Luke Cranston, 4. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 5. 50-Jed Werner, 6. 51r-Ross Essenberg, 7. 14-Brady Skrdlant.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 11-Zach Blurton, 2. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 3. 91-Jeff Stasa, 4. 98-J.D. Johnson, 5. 49x-Luke Cranston, 6. 33-Koby Walters, 7. 10-Jordan Knight, 8. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 9. 911-Ty Williams, 10. 50-Jed Werner, 11. 72-Ray Seemann, 12. 11k-Tyler Knight, 13. 9d-Lance Davis, 14. 49-Kris Moore, 15. 74v-Howard Van Dyke, 16. 17x-Jake Martens, 17. 97-Brian Herbert, 18. 74-Connor Atkinson, 19. 51r-Ross Essenberg, 20. 65-Kohl Ricke, 21. 14-Brady Skrdlant.

 

 

Foos breaks through for Fremont 410 win; Weaver gets 6th 305 victory; Valenti tames trucks
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio - After a fantastic 2019 season that saw him claim a pair of championships, DJ Foos was struggling in 2020. But about a month ago he and the Burmeister Racing team started to gain momentum and it came to a head Saturday, Sept. 19 at Fremont Speedway as the Fremont, Ohio driver led all 30 laps to score his first win of the season on Pub 400 Night.
“Wrecks kept happening right in front of us and a million yellow flags and Cole (Macedo) is a gasser and I kept expecting a slider in one and two. I kept driving it in there harder and harder…I made so many mistakes there towards the end. There’s one thing I’ve learned this year…you can never take a win for granted. It feels so good to win,” said Foos in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.
“These guys on this team don’t give up. The Burmeisters have been doing this for 60 years and there’s a reason for it. I’m so grateful to be sitting in this car and race every weekend. Mikey, LJ, Rollie, Sharon, Justin….everyone does so much for us like Paul Kistler, Doug Berryman and all our great sponsors,” added Foos beside his Crown Battery,Vantage Branding, Kistler Engines, CR Juices, Berryman Shocks, Burmeister Trophy, The Jet Express, Minor Customs, Napa of Bryan, KS Sales & Service, Keizer Wheels, Dave Story Equipment #35.
Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver is having one of the greatest seasons in his long history of racing and he added to his accomplishments Saturday in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. Weaver jumped into the lead at the drop of the green of the 25-lap feature from his outside front row starting spot and never looked back, claiming his sixth win of the season at “The Track That Action Built.” Weaver now has 13 total victories in 2020 including seven wins at Attica Raceway Park. Saturday’s triumph was the 57th of his career at Fremont and puts him seventh on the track’s all-time win list.
“Things are just going our way when it comes to pill draws. You keep putting me on the front row and it makes it hard to lose. I want to thank Pam and Steve Brown, Russ Adkins, definitely Bob Hampshire and Dave Rice,” said Weaver of his B&B Drain Service, Hampshire Racing Engines, M&L Excavating, Seagate Sandblasting, Weaver Performance backed #1W.
In a caution filled – 10 yellow flags in 20 laps – Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature, Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti took charge on lap seven, survived numerous restarts and drove to his fourth win of the season. It was Valenti’s 59th career win at Fremont putting him fifth on the track’s all-time win list, only one win away from tying John Ivy and Mark Keegan for third.
“To be up there in wins with those guys is pretty amazing. I have to thank the Babocks. When we unloaded this thing we weren’t that good and actually had to have some parts brought in and change a leaf spring that went bad. A pretty amazing group of guys with John Brooks and Chris…they bust their butts on this thing too,” said Valenti of his Best Performance Motorsports; A Plus Auto Center; Craig Miller Trucking; KS Sales & Service; Gressman Powersports; Dave Story Equipment, Speedways Bar and Grill backed #7B.
Foos and Trey Jacobs brought the field to green for the 30-lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-main with Foos gaining the advantage over Cole Macedo, Jacobs, Stuart Brubaker, RJ Jacobs, Dean Jacobs and TJ Michael. A caution on lap five kept the field close as Brubaker had moved into third.
Following back-to-back cautions on lap eight and nine, Foos got tremendous restarts and pulled away from Macedo who had his hands full with ninth starter Nate Dussel with Brubaker and Dean Jacobs battling for fourth.
Foos entered heavy lapped traffic at the half-way point and Macedo and Dussel closed with Dean Jacobs taking fourth. With 10 laps to go Foos made a fantastic move in lapped traffic and began to pull away until Josh Turner tipped over right in front of the entertaining battle for second involving Macedo, Dussel and Dean Jacobs.
After another caution on the ensuing restart, Foos pulled away again when the green reappeared but a caution with six laps remaining gave Macedo and Dussel another shot. Foos was too good when the green fell and he drove away to his 16th career victory at Fremont with Dussel taking second on the white flag lap. Macedo, Dean Jacobs and Brian Smith rounded out the top five.
Brandon Moore and Weaver paced the field for the 25 lap 305 A-main with Weaver taking the initial lead over Moore, Jamie Miller, Alvin Roepke, Kyle Capodice and Mike Keegan. A caution after two laps were scored slowed Weaver’s march to the checkers and when the green reappeared he drove away while Miller took second with Roepke taking third on lap five.
Weaver encountered heavy lapped traffic by lap eight but Miller could not close. A cation with 12 laps in put Miller and Roepke right on Weaver’s tail but the veteran again pulled away until another caution on lap 14.
When the green came back out Weaver built his lead once again as Miller and Roepke exchanged the runner-up spot lap after lap with Seth Schneider moving into fourth.
No one was going to catch Weaver as he drove to the win over Roepke, Miller, Schneider and Moore.
In the crash-filled dirt truck A-main, Cory McCaughey grabbed the lead at the drop of the green and maintained the top spot the first six circuits. Valenti used a restart to take the lead on lap seven and despite numerous cautions, would build big leads. A caution with three laps to go wiped out a nearly six second lead for Valenti.
Valenti would not be denied driving to the victory over McCaughey, Jamie Miller, Dana Fry and Kent Brewer.
It will be all sprint cars Saturday, Sept. 26 at Fremont Speedway as the FAST winged 410 sprints come to down along with the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprint cars and the 305 sprints.
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About the Pub 400 - http://pub400llc.com/
The Pub 400 is located at 400 North Stone Street, Fremont, Ohio, and is the official bar of Fremont Speedway. The Pub 400 is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner and there’s live entertainment most weekends. Call 419-334-9244 for daily specials and for take-out orders. The Pub 400…good food, good friends, cold beer!
FREMONT SPEEDWAY
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020
Pub 400 Night
410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace
Qualifying
1.1-Nate Dussel, 12.696; 2.27z-Zane Devault, 12.798; 3.16-DJ Foos, 12.983; 4.23-Cole Macedo, 13.004; 5.77I-John Ivy, 13.016; 6.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.110; 7.2+-Brian Smith, 13.136; 8.83M-Broc Martin, 13.189; 9.9J-Dean Jacobs, 13.222; 10.2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.260; 11.8M-TJ Michael, 13.295; 12.18J-RJ Jacobs, 13.309; 13.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.310; 14.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.340; 15.14-Chad Wilson, 13.568; 16.7T-Troy Vaccaro, 13.598; 17.20-Danial Burkhart, 13.824; 18.4T-Josh Turner, 13.919; 19.88N-Frank Neil, 13.974; 20.21J-Jeffrey Neubert, 14.465; 21.23S-Russ Sansosti, 14.487;
Heat 1, Group A (8 Laps)
1. 2+-Brian Smith[2] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 4. 2L-Landon Lalonde[1] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 6. 88N-Frank Neil[7] ; 7. 20-Danial Burkhart[6] ; 8. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert[8]
Heat 2, Group B (8 Laps)
1. 9J-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 16-DJ Foos[3] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[2] ; 5. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[6] ; 6. 27z-Zane Devault[4]
Heat 3, Group C (8 Laps)
1. 18J-RJ Jacobs[1] ; 2. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 3. 23-Cole Macedo[3] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton[5] ; 6. 4T-Josh Turner[6] ; 7. 23S-Russ Sansosti[7]
A-Main 1 (30 Laps)
1. 16-DJ Foos[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[9] ; 3. 23-Cole Macedo[4] ; 4. 9J-Dean Jacobs[7] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 7. 18J-RJ Jacobs[6] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 9. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 10. 27z-Zane Devault[17] ; 11. 77I-John Ivy[10] ; 12. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[14] ; 13. 14-Chad Wilson[13] ; 14. 23S-Russ Sansosti[20] ; 15. 20-Danial Burkhart[19] ; 16. 22B-Ryan Broughton[15] ; 17. 2L-Landon Lalonde[11] ; 18. 83M-Broc Martin[12] ; 19. 4T-Josh Turner[18] ; 20. 88N-Frank Neil[16] ; 21. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert[21]
Hard Charger: 1-Nate Dussel +7
305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union
Qualifying
1.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.811; 2.1H-Zeth Sabo, 13.902; 3.26-Jamie Miller, 13.909; 4.Z10-Brandon Moore, 13.932; 5.19R-Steve Rando, 13.945; 6.36-Seth Schneider, 13.947; 7.1W-Paul Weaver, 13.975; 8.X-Mike Keegan, 13.984; 9.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 13.999; 10.12F-Matt Foos, 14.043; 11.61-Tyler Shullick, 14.047; 12.47-Matt Lucius, 14.065; 13.21x-Dustin Stroup, 14.143; 14.99-Alvin Roepke, 14.166; 15.9-Logan Riehl, 14.185; 16.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.277; 17.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.294; 18.5-Kody Brewer, 14.302; 19.3V-Chris Verda, 14.312; 20.51-Garrett Craine, 14.372; 21.3F-Wade Fraley, 14.634; 22.28-Tad Peck, 14.813; 23.75-Jerry Dahms, 14.852; 24.6-Jimmie Ward, 15.078; 25.77X-Jamin Kindred, 15.943; 26.11W-Shawn Wolford, 99.999;
Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. X-Mike Keegan[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 3. Z10-Brandon Moore[3] ; 4. 1H-Zeth Sabo[4] ; 5. 9-Logan Riehl[7] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[6] ; 7. 3V-Chris Verda[8] ; 8. 51-Garrett Craine[9] ; 9. 61-Tyler Shullick[5]
Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 12F-Matt Foos[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[2] ; 4. 21x-Dustin Stroup[5] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 8. 5-Kody Brewer[7] ; 9. 6-Jimmie Ward[9]
Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 4. 3X-Brandon Riehl[1] ; 5. 28-Tad Peck[6] ; 6. 11W-Shawn Wolford[8] ; 7. 3F-Wade Fraley[5] ; 8. 77X-Jamin Kindred[7]
B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. X15-Kasey Ziebold[2] ; 2. 3V-Chris Verda[4] ; 3. 61-Tyler Shullick[10] ; 4. 5-Kody Brewer[8] ; 5. 75-Jerry Dahms[5] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 7. 51-Garrett Craine[7] ; 8. 6-Jimmie Ward[11] ; 9. 3F-Wade Fraley[6] ; 10. 11W-Shawn Wolford[3]
A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 5. Z10-Brandon Moore[1] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 7. 1H-Zeth Sabo[11] ; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[10] ; 9. 12F-Matt Foos[9] ; 10. X-Mike Keegan[6] ; 11. 21x-Dustin Stroup[12] ; 12. 61-Tyler Shullick[18] ; 13. 3X-Brandon Riehl[13] ; 14. 9-Logan Riehl[14] ; 15. 75-Jerry Dahms[20] ; 16. X15-Kasey Ziebold[16] ; 17. 5-Kody Brewer[19] ; 18. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[7] ; 19. 28-Tad Peck[15] ; 20. 3V-Chris Verda[17]
Hard Charger: 61-Tyler Shullick +6
Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy
Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 16-Jim Holcomb[1] ; 2. 1-John Brooks[3] ; 3. 4s-Keith Sorg[4] ; 4. 911-Cory McCaughey[7] ; 5. 14T-Cody Truman[6] ; 6. 26-Kyle Lagrou[9] ; 7. 67-Ben Clapp[2] ; 8. 55-DJ Mestrey[5] ; 9. 27-Calob Crispen[8]
Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 2. 4M-Jamie Miller[9] ; 3. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[2] ; 4. 23m-Brad Mitten[4] ; 5. 1x-Patrick Pinkston[6] ; 6. 93B-Bryce Black[7] ; 7. 7H-JT Horn[3] ; 8. 54-Alex Stoudinger[1] ; 9. 6-George Dorsey[5]
Heat 3 (8 Laps)
1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[1] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 3. 7X-Dana Frey[4] ; 4. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[7] ; 5. 78-Austin Black [8] ; 6. 51W-Thomas Anderson[6] ; 7. 77-Steven Pocock[2] ; 8. 20-Caleb Shearn[3]
B-Main 1 (8 Laps)
1. 26-Kyle Lagrou[1] ; 2. 6-George Dorsey[11] ; 3. 27-Calob Crispen[10] ; 4. 77-Steven Pocock[6] ; 5. 20-Caleb Shearn[9] ; 6. 93B-Bryce Black[2] ; 7. 51W-Thomas Anderson[3] ; 8. 67-Ben Clapp[4] ; 9. 55-DJ Mestrey[7] ; 10. 54-Alex Stoudinger[8] ; 11. 7H-JT Horn[5]
A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 2. 911-Cory Mccaughey[2] ; 3. 4M-Jamie Miller[9] ; 4. 7X-Dana Frey[8] ; 5. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4] ; 6. 16-Jim Holcomb[10] ; 7. 4s-Keith Sorg[5] ; 8. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[1] ; 9. 23m-Brad Mitten[12] ; 10. 51W-Thomas Anderson[21] ; 11. 1-John Brooks[3] ; 12. 20-Caleb Shearn[20] ; 13. 1x-Patrick Pinkston[14] ; 14. 93B-Bryce Black[19] ; 15. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[11] ; 16. 14T-Cody Truman[13] ; 17. 26-Kyle Lagrou[16] ; 18. 77-Steven Pocock[22] ; 19. 78-Austin Black [15] ; 20. 27-Calob Crispen[18] ; 21. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 22. 6-George Dorsey[17]
Hard Charger: 51W-Thomas Anderson +11


 

DJ NETTO EARNS SECOND OCEAN SPRINTS WIN OF 2020 ON FRI IN WATSONVILLE

WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (September 18, 2020) – 2019 King of the West champion DJ Netto drove to his second Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo victory of the season on Friday, taking the 30-lap feature over a 22-car field in Watsonville, Calif. The victory makes Netto only the second repeat winner during the eight rounds at the Ocean Speedway.

Washington’s JJ Hickle led time trials before Netto won the dash to earn the pole position for the feature. Points leader Bud Kaeding of San Jose led the opening lap on the outside of Netto. Netto then cut underneath Kaeding into turn three on the following lap to lead lap two.

The leaders approached lapped traffic by just the seventh lap of the race. The first caution fell on lap nine when Chase Johnson of Penngrove slowed with a problem on the right rear of his machine. He failed to return to the event.

Hickle and Redding’s Chase Majdic battled for fourth position behind the lead trio of Netto, Kaeding, and Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto. 2019 USAC West Coast 360 champion Tristan Guardino stopped from a potential top-ten finish for a caution on lap 15 in car #15. Redding’s Max Mittry had advanced from 16th starting position to eighth by that stage of the event.

Netto never faced much scrutiny over the second half of the feature, keeping a lapped car or two between himself and Kaeding the rest of the way. Netto topped Kaeding by 2.329 seconds at the stripe followed by Faccinto, Majdic, and Hickle. The Ocean Sprints return on October 17th for the 60th running of the Johnny Key Classic.

The prelude to next weekend’s Pettit Shootout attracted great racing across the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, and Hobby Stocks.

In the IMCA Modifieds, Bobby Hogge IV of Salinas led the final 14 laps for the win. 2020 West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame inductee Jim Pettit II led lap one around the outside of Tim Balding. The Prunedale drivers battled for the lead with Balding taking over on lap three.

Pettit fell backwards to third on the outside, then spun for a caution on lap five. While spinning in turn three, he was hit hard by Robert Marsh of Salinas. Pettit managed to continue but Marsh was out of the race. Hogge used the restart to sweep past Balding for the lead on lap seven. Hogge, Balding, Oakley’s Troy Fougler, 2019 track champion Cody Burke, and Austin Burke were the top-five finishers.

Watsonville’s Adriane Frost took sole possession of the IMCA Sport Mod points lead with her first win of 2020 in the 20-lap event. Max Baggett of Prunedale led the first two circuits before Jim DiGiovanni grabbed hold of the lead. Baggett fell to fourth while DiGiovanni paced Frost and Atwater’s Tanner Thomas in a close duel for the win.

Frost tried low but eventually went upstairs. She went outside DiGiovanni on the backstretch and cleared him to lead lap 16. Frost then led the leaders through lapped traffic for the win. Thomas finished second followed by DiGiovanni, Santa Maria’s Markus Frazier, and Kelly Campanile of San Ramon.

Rob Gallaher of San Jose won his first Hobby Stock feature of the year by leading all 20-laps. The win was anything but easy, however. After a caution involving Ken Winland of Santa Clara, things tightened up at the front. Gallaher anchored a race long, two-by-two battle, which included points leader Joe Gallaher, Watsonville’s Jerry Skelton, and second in points Steve Remde - also of Watsonville.

The foursome finally spread out within the final five laps of the contest, with Rob Gallaher topping Skelton, Joe Gallaher, Remde, and Sam Kennedy at the finish.

Ryan McClelland of Scotts Valley went for four in the Four Banger division, as the points leader drove from the rear of the field to win his fourth feature of the year. McClelland started tenth in the 15 lapper while outside pole sitter Nate Hart of Aptos led the way early. 2019 Police-In-Pursuit champion Roy Iller battled with Hart, including a moment when Iller t-boned Hart in turn four. Hart saved it and kept the lead.

McClelland looked inside Hart to take the lead on the backstretch on lap ten. Hart, Iller, Tony Gullo, and 2019 champion Nicole Beardsley followed McClelland at the finish.

For more information, visit www.OceanSpeedway.com

 

Mario Clouser Maneuvers to Night One Victory at the
10th Annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Wheatland, MO. (09/17/2020) Kicking off one of the largest open-wheel spectacles of the season for the POWRi Lucas Oil Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League, night one of three for the 10th Annual Jesse Hockett Daniel McMillin Memorial would see 64 competitors file into Lucas Oil Speedway with hopes of glory and side-by-side racing on the mind. After a multitude of early racing action accomplishments that would help to set the feature lineup, outstanding on-track action would witness Mario Clouser reign supreme by leading wire-to-wire and winning the night while setting themselves up nicely for the remaining weekend of racing.

With a near record-setting number of entrants seven heat races were required with Garrett Aitken, Noah Gass, Mario Clouser, Steve Thomas, Trey Gropp, Wyatt Burks, and Anthony Nicholson all claiming the early victories. As the top forty in passing points from the heat races would move into four qualifiers; Kory Schudy, Garrett Aitken, Anthony Nicholson, and Brian Beebe would each win their qualifiers. The top sixteen in passing points would lock-in to the feature event with the remaining field falling into three semi-feature events. B-Feature action would we won by RJ Johnson, Landon Simon, and Riley Kreisel with the top-two finishers from each advancing on into the twenty-five-lap main event for Night One of the 10th Annual Jesse Hockett Daniel McMillin Memorial.

The "Diamond if the Dirt Tracks" would be in fine form as twenty-three POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League competitors would pace the circuit for twenty-five revolutions with Garrett Aitken and Mario Clouser pacing the field on the initial green-flag launch. Battling into the first corners, #6 Mario Clouser would edge out #32 Garrett Aitken to the preferred running line. Emerging the leader off the exit of turn two on the opening lap, Clouser would take the point and never relinquish the top spot en route to earning the feature victory.

Phenomenal on-track action would follow the leader Clouser, as #37 Brian Beebe and #24lcr Chris Morgan would fly through the field and into the podium placements. Beebe and Morgan would both advance ten positions throughout the racing with Beebe edging out Morgan in the closing laps to place second leaving Morgan to third.

In the hunt upfront all feature #31 Joe B. Miller would find speed throughout the night placing in a solid fourth as #11w Wyatt Burks rounded out the top five finishers for the feature event on Night One of the JHDMM.

Hinchman Racewear Top Hot-Lap Time: #6 Mario Clouser - 14.711 second lap time.
Schure Built Suspensions Heat Race 1 Winner: #32 Garrett Aitken
Auto Meter Heat Race 2 Winner: #20G Noah Gass
KSE Racing Products Heat Race 3 Winner: #6 Mario Clouser
Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Race 4 Winner: #27 Steve Thomas
Schoenfeld Headers Heat Race 5 Winner: #54 Trey Gropp
AFCO Heat Race 6 Winner: #11w Wyatt Burks
Diversified Machine Inc. Heat Race 7 Winner: #16 Anthony Nicholson
Bell Racing Helmets Qualifier Winners: #28 Kory Schudy, #32 Garrett Aitken, #16 Anthony Nicholson, #37 Brian Beebe
Mesilla Valley Transportation Semi-Feature Winners: #77M RJ Johnson, #24 Landon Simon, #91 Riley Kreisel
TRD High Point Qualifier: #32 Garrett Aitken
Racing Electronics Hard Charger: #37 Brian Beebe +10 (12th to 2nd)
Lucas Oil Feature Winner: #6 Mario Clouser

Feature Results from Lucas Oil Speedway with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League: (25 Laps) 1. 1. 6 - Mario Clouser 2. 37 - Brian Beebe 3. 24lrc - Chris Morgan 4. 31 - Joe B Miller 5. 11w - Wyatt Burks 6. 33m - Matthew Westfall 7. 16 - Anthony Nicholson 8. 32 - Garrett Aitken 9. 91 - Riley Kreisel 10. 311 - Quinton Benson 11. 24x - Casey Shuman 12. 74 - Xavier Doney 13. 5d - Zach Daum 14. 77k - Katlynn Leer 15. 8d - Terry Babb 16. 77m - RJ Johnson 17. 24 - Landon Simon 18. 28 - Kory Schudy 19. 77 - Jack Wagner 20. 73 - Sam Wagner 21. 20g - Noah Gass 22. 89 - Todd McVay 23. 9w - Justin Zimmerman - DQ

Next up for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League will be day two of the three-day event at Lucas Oil Speedway for the annual running of the Jesse Hockett/ Daniel McMillin Memorial on Friday, September 18th.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results 9/18/2020      PennCan Speedway PA

A Main 2: 1) 7ny: MATT FARNHAM (1) 2) 00- Danny Varin 3) 14B- Brett Wright 4) 49- Scott Kreutter 5) 10LC- Kelly Hebing 6) 35- Jared Zimbardi 7) 55- Dallas Schott 8) 10- Paulie Colagiovanni 9) 22- Jonathan Preston 10) 3- Denny Peebles 11) 79- Jordan Thomas 12) 35s- Jason Shultz 13) 32- Kyle Smith 14) 28f- Davie Franek 15) 11- Ryan Stillwaggon 16) 98- Joe Trenca 17) 36- John Trenca 18) 22J- Jacob Joliet 19) 2- Dave Axton 20) 29- Dalton Herrick 21) 25- Geoff Quackenbush 22) 23- Tyler Cariter 23) 21- Kyle Phillips

Heats

Heat 1: 1) 10LC: Kelly Hebing 2) 35- Jared Zimbardi 3) 49- Scott Kreutter 4) 23- Tyler Cartier 5) 22- Jonathan Preston 6) 10- Paulie Colagiovanni 7) 11- Ryan Stillwaggon 8) 56- Billy VanInwegen 9) 61- Parker Evans

Heat 2: 1) 7ny- Matt Farnham 2) 14B-Brett Wright 3) 98- Joe Trenca 4) 28f- Davie Franek 5) 22J- Jacob Joliet 6) 32- Kyle Smith 7) 29- Dalton Herrick 8) 2- Dave Axton 9) 36b- Brian Preston

Heat 3: 1) 00- Danny Varin 2) 36- John Trenca 3) 79- Jordan Thomas 4) 3- Denny Peebles 5) 55- Dallas Schott 6) 25- Geoff Quackenbush 7) 35s- Jason Shultz 8) 21- Kyle Phillips

Dash Finish: 1) 3- Denny Peebles 2) 22- Jonathan Preston 3) 79- Jordan Thomas 4) 98- Joe Trenca 5) 55- Dallas Schott 6) 23- Tyler Cartier

B Main: 1) 29- Dalton Herrick 2) 11- Ryan Stillwagon 3) 21- Kyle Phillips 4) 35s- Jason Shultz 5) 61- Parker Evans 6) 56- Billy VanInwegen 7) 2- Dave Axton 8) 25- Geoff Quackenbush

From 8/28/2020 (A Main made up on 8/18/20)

A Main: 1) 28F- DAVIE FRANEK (1) 2) 3- Denny Peebles 3) 56- Billy VanInwegen 4) 7ny- Matt Farnham 5) 10- Paulie Colagiovanni 6) 110 Ryan Stillwaggon 7) 22- Jonathan Preston 8) 49- Scott Kreutter 9) 61- Parker Evans 10) 35- Jared Zimbardi 11) 79- Jordan Thomas 12) 10LC- Kelly Hebing 13) 55- Dallas Schott 14) 14B- Brett Wright 15) 98- Joe Trenca 16) 29- Dalton Herrick 17) 25- Geoff Quackenbush 18) 36B- Brian Preston 19) 2- Dave Axton

Heat 1: 1) 28F Davie Franek 2) 55- Dallas Schott 3) 79-Jordan Thomas 4) 29- Dalton Herrick 5) 25- Geoff Quackenbush 6) 10LC- Kelly Hebing 7) 35- Jared Zimbardi 8) 46- Ryan Conium 9) 54- Joey Amantea 10) 36B- Brian Preston

Heat 2: 1) 2- Dave Axton 2) 3- Denny Peebles 3) 56- Billy VanInwegen 4) 10- Paulie Colagiovanni 5) 36- John Trenca 6) 49- Scott Kreutter 7) 10K-Joe Kata 8) 23- Tyler Cartier 9) 16- Charles Weslowski

Heat 3: 1) 45- Chuck Hebing (67) 2) 7NY- Matt Farnham 3) 11- Ryan Stillwagon 4) 14B-Brett Wright 5) 21- Kyle Phillips 6) 22- Jonathan Preston 7) 61- Parker Evans 8) 98- Joe Trenca 9) 121- Steve Glover


 

Mario Clouser Maneuvers to Night One Victory at the
10th Annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Wheatland, MO. (09/17/2020) Kicking off one of the largest open-wheel spectacles of the season for the POWRi Lucas Oil Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League, night one of three for the 10th Annual Jesse Hockett Daniel McMillin Memorial would see 64 competitors file into Lucas Oil Speedway with hopes of glory and side-by-side racing on the mind. After a multitude of early racing action accomplishments that would help to set the feature lineup, outstanding on-track action would witness Mario Clouser reign supreme by leading wire-to-wire and winning the night while setting themselves up nicely for the remaining weekend of racing.

With a near record-setting number of entrants seven heat races were required with Garrett Aitken, Noah Gass, Mario Clouser, Steve Thomas, Trey Gropp, Wyatt Burks, and Anthony Nicholson all claiming the early victories. As the top forty in passing points from the heat races would move into four qualifiers; Kory Schudy, Garrett Aitken, Anthony Nicholson, and Brian Beebe would each win their qualifiers. The top sixteen in passing points would lock-in to the feature event with the remaining field falling into three semi-feature events. B-Feature action would we won by RJ Johnson, Landon Simon, and Riley Kreisel with the top-two finishers from each advancing on into the twenty-five-lap main event for Night One of the 10th Annual Jesse Hockett Daniel McMillin Memorial.

The "Diamond if the Dirt Tracks" would be in fine form as twenty-three POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League competitors would pace the circuit for twenty-five revolutions with Garrett Aitken and Mario Clouser pacing the field on the initial green-flag launch. Battling into the first corners, #6 Mario Clouser would edge out #32 Garrett Aitken to the preferred running line. Emerging the leader off the exit of turn two on the opening lap, Clouser would take the point and never relinquish the top spot en route to earning the feature victory.

Phenomenal on-track action would follow the leader Clouser, as #37 Brian Beebe and #24lcr Chris Morgan would fly through the field and into the podium placements. Beebe and Morgan would both advance ten positions throughout the racing with Beebe edging out Morgan in the closing laps to place second leaving Morgan to third.

In the hunt upfront all feature #31 Joe B. Miller would find speed throughout the night placing in a solid fourth as #11w Wyatt Burks rounded out the top five finishers for the feature event on Night One of the JHDMM.

Hinchman Racewear Top Hot-Lap Time: #6 Mario Clouser - 14.711 second lap time.
Schure Built Suspensions Heat Race 1 Winner: #32 Garrett Aitken
Auto Meter Heat Race 2 Winner: #20G Noah Gass
KSE Racing Products Heat Race 3 Winner: #6 Mario Clouser
Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Race 4 Winner: #27 Steve Thomas
Schoenfeld Headers Heat Race 5 Winner: #54 Trey Gropp
AFCO Heat Race 6 Winner: #11w Wyatt Burks
Diversified Machine Inc. Heat Race 7 Winner: #16 Anthony Nicholson
Bell Racing Helmets Qualifier Winners: #28 Kory Schudy, #32 Garrett Aitken, #16 Anthony Nicholson, #37 Brian Beebe
Mesilla Valley Transportation Semi-Feature Winners: #77M RJ Johnson, #24 Landon Simon, #91 Riley Kreisel
TRD High Point Qualifier: #32 Garrett Aitken
Racing Electronics Hard Charger: #37 Brian Beebe +10 (12th to 2nd)
Lucas Oil Feature Winner: #6 Mario Clouser

Feature Results from Lucas Oil Speedway with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League: (25 Laps) 1. 1. 6 - Mario Clouser 2. 37 - Brian Beebe 3. 24lrc - Chris Morgan 4. 31 - Joe B Miller 5. 11w - Wyatt Burks 6. 33m - Matthew Westfall 7. 16 - Anthony Nicholson 8. 32 - Garrett Aitken 9. 91 - Riley Kreisel 10. 311 - Quinton Benson 11. 24x - Casey Shuman 12. 74 - Xavier Doney 13. 5d - Zach Daum 14. 77k - Katlynn Leer 15. 8d - Terry Babb 16. 77m - RJ Johnson 17. 24 - Landon Simon 18. 28 - Kory Schudy 19. 77 - Jack Wagner 20. 73 - Sam Wagner 21. 20g - Noah Gass 22. 89 - Todd McVay 23. 9w - Justin Zimmerman - DQ

Next up for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League will be day two of the three-day event at Lucas Oil Speedway for the annual running of the Jesse Hockett/ Daniel McMillin Memorial on Friday, September 18th.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

Smith, Clouser earn opening-night Hockett-McMillin Memorial victories at Lucas Oil Speedway
 


WHEATLAND, MO. (Sept. 18, 2020) - Mark Smith and Mario Clouser landed opening-round victories Thursday night at the 10th annual Jesse Hockett-Daniel McMillin Memorial.

Smith held on in a frantic finish to earn the Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprint car feature win while Clouser led all the way for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR wingless victory.

A total of 141 cars - 77 ASCS Winged and 64 POWRi WAR wingless sprints - checked into the pits for Night 1 of the three-night event honoring sprint-car champion Hockett, who died in a shop accident in 2010, and his cousin and crew chief Daniel McMillin, who died in an auto accident in 2006.

Round two is set for Friday night, with drivers collecting points to help set the field for Saturday's finale.

Smith, runner-up in the big finale of last year’s Hockett-McMillin Memorial, served notice that he will be a contender for the $10,000 final-night prize. The Sudbury, Pennsylvania driver picked up $3,000 on Thursday.

Starting the feature in fifth, Smith grabbed the lead on lap nine and cleverly worked through lapped traffic to open a two-second lead. But he had to hold off a charge from eighth-starting Mallett, who gradually cut into the gap and made it a dramatic finish.

But Smith was able to hang on by .342 seconds - or about two car lengths - to claim his 18th feature win of 2020.

“I saw somebody’s tire down there,” Smith said of the last lap challenge from Mallett. “But there ain’t much you can do on this type of race track unless you take somebody out and Jordon is a pretty good driver and he wouldn’t do something like that.

“It’s a pretty good haul to get out here. I’ve been hanging out in Mississippi to just hit this race this week. Hopefully we can keep this roll going. It’s really been great. Any time you win it’s good. There’s a lot of luck involved. We’re just lucky to have the opportunities that we do.”

Mallett said he thought he had a superior car over the final laps, but said the slick conditions made it difficult to get around the leader.

“We were definitely better at the end, but when it gets rubbered down it gets pretty narrow and tough to pass,” Mallett said. “We were good. I can’t thank everybody enough, all these people who make this deal happen.

“We’ll come back and try to be one spot better. I’m pretty disappointed with second, but you can’t hang you (head) when there’s (77) cars in the pits.”

Scott Borgucki finished third with ASCS points leader Sam Hafertepe fourth and Dylan Westbrook winding up fifth.

Clouser takes WAR feature: Mario Clouser of Chatham, Illinois, led all 25 laps to capture the opener of the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints of the Hockett-McMillin Memorial. He picked up $1,500 and valuable points toward Saturday's action.

“It’s great to start off the weekend with a win, for sure,” Clouser said. “Knowing you’re coming back for two more nights, we get to take everything we learned tonight and hopefully transfer it to the rest of the weekend.”

Clouser had a 2.6-second lead over Brian Beebe when a caution flew on lap 19. Fifth-place Justin Zimmerman spun on the backstretch, after contact with another car, to bring out the second caution of the event.

Until that point, Clouser had parlayed his front-row starting position into a dominating run as he led every lap. Beebe, meanwhile, had moved from 12th at the start and into the top three by lap six and he passed Joe B. Miller on lap 16 to take over the runner-up position.

On the restart, both Beebe and Miller tested Clouser making it three-wide briefly. But Clouser was able to hold onto the lead and pull away, winning by 2.5 seconds at the finish over Beebe, of Oak Grove, Missouri.

Chris Morgan finished third with Miller fourth and Wyatt Burks fifth. WAR points leader Riley Kreisel wound up ninth.

Clouser said navigating the slick track condition was key.

“It was clear it was going to be slick, from the start, so I knew I had to be patient,” Clouser said. “I kind of thought there might be something on the top there early, but I didn’t want to move up there and just give away the bottom.

“With the restart with five to go, it looked like it was starting to take rubber there in three and four, but again I didn’t want to give up a line that had been working. After a lap of those cars showing me their nose we were able to move down and kind of pull away a little bit.”

Lucas Oil Speedway results (Sept. 17, 2020)
10th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial
Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprints
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 1M-Mark Smith[5]; 2. 14-Jordon Mallett[8]; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki[1]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[11]; 5. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[3]; 6. 28C-Jonathan Cornell[4]; 7. 9JR-Derek Hagar[17]; 8. 11-Roger Crockett[7]; 9. 23-Seth Bergman[13]; 10. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[2]; 11. 91T-Tyler Thomas[10]; 12. 94-Jeff Swindell[6]; 13. 3M-Howard Moore[18]; 14. 88X-Shane Stewart[16]; 15. 47-Dale Howard[9]; 16. 7C-Justyn Cox[21]; 17. 21-Miles Paulus[20]; 18. 17W-Harli White[12]; 19. 24D-Danny Sams III[15]; 20. 52-Blake Hahn[14]; 21. 55B-Brandon Anderson[19]; 22. 9-Chase Randall[24]; 23. 11A-Austin O'Neal[25]; 24. 22-Riley Goodno[22]; 25. 95-Matt Covington[23]
B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 55B-Brandon Anderson[1]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar[12]; 3. 1X-Tim Crawley[3]; 4. 51B-Joe B Miller[2]; 5. 2-Brad Bowden[5]; 6. 14E-Kyle Bellm[6]; 7. 13-Chase Howard[10]; 8. 9M-Cody Baker[13]; 9. 4-Evan Martin[8]; 10. 17B-Ryan Bickett[7]; 11. 10L-Landon Britt[14]; 12. 87-Jason Barney[11]; 13. 95-Matt Covington[17]; 14. 45-Chuck Hebing[15]; 15. 97-Scotty Milan[18]; 16. 75B-Brian Boswell[21]; 17. 21K-Kevin Hinkle[16]; 18. 86-Timothy Smith[20]; 19. 24-Garet Williamson[4]; 20. 29-Emilio Hoover[9]; 21. 28V-Luke Verardi[19]
B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 3M-Howard Moore[1]; 2. 21-Miles Paulus[3]; 3. 16A-Justin Sanders[7]; 4. 84-Brandon Hanks[5]; 5. 22S-Slater Helt[8]; 6. 23G-Steven Shebester[6]; 7. 57B-Bobby Butler[14]; 8. 90X-Matt Tanner[11]; 9. 76-Jay Russell[13]; 10. 77X-Alex Hill[16]; 11. 5T-Ryan Timms[12]; 12. 3Z-Zach Davis[19]; 13. 26-Marshall Skinner[9]; 14. 15-Jase Randolph[15]; 15. 21P-Robbie Price[4]; 16. 9-Chase Randall[2]; 17. 75-Tyler Blank[10]; 18. 7B-Ben Brown[17]; 19. 121-Steve Glover[20]; 20. 5-Kory Bales[18]
B Feature 3 (15 Laps): 1. 8-Devon Borden[2]; 2. 7C-Justyn Cox[1]; 3. 1-Sean McClelland[4]; 4. 22-Riley Goodno[5]; 5. 5D-Zach Daum[7]; 6. 46-Ryan Coniam[6]; 7. 18T-Tanner Holmes[19]; 8. 19-Colby Thornhill[16]; 9. 11A-Austin O'Neal[20]; 10. 31-Casey Wills[12]; 11. 0-Corey Nelson[3]; 12. 57-Billy Butler[10]; 13. 20G-Jake Greider[9]; 14. 3P-Rusty Potter[13]; 15. 95X-Asa Swindell[17]; 16. 22L-Connor Leoffler[8]; 17. 88-Travis Reber[11]; 18. 30-Joseph Miller[15]; 19. 37H-Matthew Howard[18]; 20. 21R-Gunner Ramey[14]
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7C-Justyn Cox[2]; 2. 47-Dale Howard[4]; 3. 55B-Brandon Anderson[1]; 4. 88-Travis Reber[7]; 5. 1X-Tim Crawley[5]; 6. 5T-Ryan Timms[3]; 7. 22-Riley Goodno[10]; 8. 14E-Kyle Bellm[9]; 9. 37H-Matthew Howard[6]; 10. 18T-Tanner Holmes[8]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Sean McClelland[1]; 2. 24D-Danny Sams III[6]; 3. 88X-Shane Stewart[4]; 4. 9-Chase Randall[3]; 5. 14-Jordon Mallett[9]; 6. 75-Tyler Blank[7]; 7. 20G-Jake Greider[2]; 8. 26-Marshall Skinner[10]; 9. 21K-Kevin Hinkle[5]; 10. 86-Timothy Smith[8]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 57-Billy Butler[1]; 2. 3M-Howard Moore[4]; 3. 2-Brad Bowden[3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[7]; 5. 1M-Mark Smith[9]; 6. 21R-Gunner Ramey[5]; 7. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 8. 9M-Cody Baker[10]; 9. 77X-Alex Hill[8]; 10. 75B-Brian Boswell[6]
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki[9]; 2. 22S-Slater Helt[1]; 3. 0-Corey Nelson[2]; 4. 15-Jase Randolph[3]; 5. 13-Chase Howard[4]; 6. 57B-Bobby Butler[5]; 7. 84-Brandon Hanks[10]; 8. 87-Jason Barney[6]; 9. 90X-Matt Tanner[7]; 10. 121-Steve Glover[8]
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell[4]; 3. 17W-Harli White[6]; 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[10]; 5. 21-Miles Paulus[5]; 6. 16A-Justin Sanders[9]; 7. 7B-Ben Brown[3]; 8. 45-Chuck Hebing[1]; 9. 22L-Connor Leoffler[8]; 10. 11A-Austin O'Neal[7]
Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 24-Garet Williamson[2]; 2. 91T-Tyler Thomas[4]; 3. 23G-Steven Shebester[3]; 4. 9JR-Derek Hagar[7]; 5. 4-Evan Martin[9]; 6. 30-Joseph Miller[1]; 7. 10L-Landon Britt[6]; 8. 19-Colby Thornhill[8]; 9. 97-Scotty Milan[5]
Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 28C-Jonathan Cornell[2]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[7]; 3. 17B-Ryan Bickett[1]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett[8]; 5. 76-Jay Russell[4]; 6. 51B-Joe B Miller[9]; 7. 5-Kory Bales[3]; 8. 31-Casey Wills[6]; 9. 28V-Luke Verardi[5]
Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 46-Ryan Coniam[2]; 2. 21P-Robbie Price[1]; 3. 8-Devon Borden[5]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn[7]; 5. 29-Emilio Hoover[6]; 6. 5D-Zach Daum[8]; 7. 3P-Rusty Potter[3]; 8. 95X-Asa Swindell[9]; 9. 3Z-Zach Davis[4]
Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 51B-Joe B Miller[1]; 2. 28C-Jonathan Cornell[5]; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki[6]; 4. 2-Brad Bowden[2]; 5. 22L-Connor Leoffler[10]; 6. 1-Sean McClelland[4]; 7. 13-Chase Howard[7]; 8. 3P-Rusty Potter[9]; 9. 30-Joseph Miller[8]; 10. 9JR-Derek Hagar[3]
Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 9-Chase Randall[1]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn[3]; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[6]; 4. 14E-Kyle Bellm[8]; 5. 23G-Steven Shebester[2]; 6. 90X-Matt Tanner[10]; 7. 75-Tyler Blank[7]; 8. 46-Ryan Coniam[5]; 9. 19-Colby Thornhill[9]; 10. 57-Billy Butler[4]
Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett[3]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett[4]; 3. 47-Dale Howard[5]; 4. 84-Brandon Hanks[2]; 5. 24D-Danny Sams III[6]; 6. 20G-Jake Greider[9]; 7. 9M-Cody Baker[10]; 8. 10L-Landon Britt[8]; 9. 76-Jay Russell[7]; 10. 15-Jase Randolph[1
Qualifier 4 (8 Laps): 1. 1M-Mark Smith[4]; 2. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[6]; 3. 0-Corey Nelson[2]; 4. 3M-Howard Moore[5]; 5. 5D-Zach Daum[7]; 6. 29-Emilio Hoover[1]; 7. 4-Evan Martin[3]; 8. 45-Chuck Hebing[10]; 9. 95-Matt Covington[9]; 10. 95X-Asa Swindell[8]
Qualifier 5 (8 Laps): 1. 55B-Brandon Anderson[2]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell[5]; 3. 22-Riley Goodno[1]; 4. 8-Devon Borden[4]; 5. 7C-Justyn Cox[6]; 6. 87-Jason Barney[9]; 7. 22S-Slater Helt[3]; 8. 57B-Bobby Butler[8]; 9. 21R-Gunner Ramey[7]; 10. 37H-Matthew Howard[10]
Qualifier 6 (8 Laps): 1. 1X-Tim Crawley[1]; 2. 88X-Shane Stewart[3]; 3. 91T-Tyler Thomas[5]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[6]; 5. 17B-Ryan Bickett[2]; 6. 26-Marshall Skinner[7]; 7. 31-Casey Wills[9]; 8. 21K-Kevin Hinkle[10]; 9. 7B-Ben Brown[8]; 10. 88-Travis Reber[4]
Qualifier 7 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Miles Paulus[1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[4]; 3. 17W-Harli White[5]; 4. 21P-Robbie Price[3]; 5. 16A-Justin Sanders[2]; 6. 24-Garet Williamson[6]; 7. 5T-Ryan Timms[7]; 8. 77X-Alex Hill[9]; 9. 97-Scotty Milan[8]; 10. 5-Kory Bales[10]
Last Chance Qualifier (12 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar[6]; 2. 3M-Howard Moore[2]; 3. 55B-Brandon Anderson[1]; 4. 21-Miles Paulus[5]; 5. 7C-Justyn Cox[4]; 6. 22-Riley Goodno[12]; 7. 51B-Joe B Miller[10]; 8. 16A-Justin Sanders[8]; 9. 8-Devon Borden[3]; 10. 2-Brad Bowden[11]; 11. 84-Brandon Hanks[9]; 12. 5D-Zach Daum[14]; 13. 22S-Slater Helt[13]; 14. 1X-Tim Crawley[7]; 15. 1-Sean McClelland[15]

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints
Lucas Oil A Feature 1: 1. 6-Mario Clouser[2]; 2. 37-Brian Beebe[12]; 3. 24LRC-Chris Morgan[13]; 4. 31-Joe B Miller[3]; 5. 11W-Wyatt Burks[7]; 6. 33M-Matt Westfall[10]; 7. 16-Anthony Nicholson[8]; 8. 32-Garrett Aitken[1]; 9. 91-Riley Kreisel[19]; 10. 311-Quinton Benson[5]; 11. 24X-Casey Shuman[9]; 12. 74-Xavier Doney[15]; 13. 5D-Zach Daum[16]; 14. 77K-Katlynn Leer[6]; 15. 8D-Terry Babb[22]; 16. 77M-RJ Johnson[17]; 17. 24-Landon Simon[18]; 18. 28-Kory Schudy[11]; 19. 77-Jack Wagner[23]; 20. 73-Samuel Wagner[14]; 21. 20G-Noah Gass[4]; 22. 89-Todd McVay[21]; 23. (DQ) 9W-Justin Zimmerman[20]
Mesilla Valley Transport B Feature 1: 1. 77M-RJ Johnson[1]; 2. 9W-Justin Zimmerman[2]; 3. 73V-Blake Vermillion[4]; 4. 15-Jeremy Jonas[7]; 5. 11X-Tom Curran[3]; 6. 26B-Nick Rasa[8]; 7. 1-Paul White[9]; 8. 12-Wesley Smith[14]; 9. 57-Chase Parson[5]; 10. 93-Taylor Walton[6]; 11. 48-Nathan Moore[10]; 12. 97-Kevin Cummings[16]; 13. 2-Jason Billups[13]; 14. 90W-Dan Wohnoutka[15]; 15. 96-Taylor Peterson[12]; 16. (DNS) 7JR-JD Black
Mesilla Valley Transport B Feature 2: 1. 24-Landon Simon[3]; 2. 41-Brad Wyatt[8]; 3. 89-Todd McVay[4]; 4. 2C-Zach Clark[5]; 5. 54-Trey Gropp[1]; 6. 90-Patrick Budde[2]; 7. 22S-Slater Helt[10]; 8. 2K-Kyle Lewis[11]; 9. 00-Jaden Brown[13]; 10. 18-Terry Richards[7]; 11. 118-Scott Evans[16]; 12. 66M-Max Grogan[15]; 13. 6X-Frank Rogers[9]; 14. 44-Jason Howell[6]; 15. (DNS) 82-Christie Thomason; 16. (DNS) 5-Jesse Vermillion
Mesilla Valley Transport B Feature 3: 1. 91-Riley Kreisel[1]; 2. 8D-Terry Babb[2]; 3. 27-Steve Thomas[3]; 4. 42-Warren Johnson[5]; 5. 5C-Colten Cottle[13]; 6. 52-JD Fry[9]; 7. 77-Jack Wagner[6]; 8. 90X-Mitchell Moore[14]; 9. 2H-Luke Howard[15]; 10. 21C-Chris Desselle[12]; 11. 7S-Wade Seiler[4]; 12. 69-Zach Sanders[8]; 13. 31C-Justyn Cox[10]; 14. 67-Jonathan Hughes[11]; 15. ST1-Lane Stone[7]; 16. (DNS) 39-Kimberly Tyre
Schure Built Suspensions Heat 1: 1. 32-Garrett Aitken[5]; 2. 311-Quinton Benson[7]; 3. 73-Samuel Wagner[3]; 4. 90-Patrick Budde[9]; 5. 93-Taylor Walton[4]; 6. ST1-Lane Stone[8]; 7. 31C-Justyn Cox[6]; 8. 52-JD Fry[10]; 9. 97-Kevin Cummings[2]; 10. 118-Scott Evans[1]
Auto Meter Heat 2: 1. 20G-Noah Gass[5]; 2. 31-Joe B Miller[6]; 3. 73V-Blake Vermillion[2]; 4. 57-Chase Parson[3]; 5. 9W-Justin Zimmerman[8]; 6. 6X-Frank Rogers[4]; 7. 82-Christie Thomason[1]; 8. 7JR-JD Black[9]; 9. 90X-Mitchell Moore[7]
KSE Racing Products Heat 3: 1. 6-Mario Clouser[4]; 2. 77M-RJ Johnson[2]; 3. 5D-Zach Daum[6]; 4. 28-Kory Schudy[7]; 5. 18-Terry Richards[1]; 6. 7S-Wade Seiler[9]; 7. 2K-Kyle Lewis[5]; 8. 96-Taylor Peterson[8]; 9. 66M-Max Grogan[3]
Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 4: 1. 27-Steve Thomas[1]; 2. 24X-Casey Shuman[4]; 3. 24-Landon Simon[7]; 4. 89-Todd McVay[8]; 5. 44-Jason Howell[9]; 6. 48-Nathan Moore[2]; 7. 67-Jonathan Hughes[5]; 8. 5-Jesse Vermillion[3]; 9. (DNS) 39-Kimberly Tyre
Schoenfeld Headers Heat 5: 1. 54-Trey Gropp[6]; 2. 33M-Matt Westfall[4]; 3. 77K-Katlynn Leer[8]; 4. 8D-Terry Babb[3]; 5. 41-Brad Wyatt[2]; 6. 26B-Nick Rasa[7]; 7. 21C-Chris Desselle[1]; 8. 00-Jaden Brown[5]; 9. 12-Wesley Smith[9]
AFCO Heat 6: 1. 11W-Wyatt Burks[3]; 2. 91-Riley Kreisel[5]; 3. 2C-Zach Clark[1]; 4. 24LRC-Chris Morgan[9]; 5. 15-Jeremy Jonas[2]; 6. 11X-Tom Curran[7]; 7. 1-Paul White[8]; 8. 5C-Colten Cottle[4]; 9. 90W-Dan Wohnoutka[6]
Diversified Machine Inc Heat 7: 1. 16-Anthony Nicholson[1]; 2. 74-Xavier Doney[5]; 3. 37-Brian Beebe[4]; 4. 69-Zach Sanders[9]; 5. 42-Warren Johnson[2]; 6. 77-Jack Wagner[8]; 7. 22S-Slater Helt[7]; 8. 2-Jason Billups[6]; 9. 2H-Luke Howard[3]
Bell Helmets Qualifier 1: 1. 28-Kory Schudy[1]; 2. 6-Mario Clouser[5]; 3. 24LRC-Chris Morgan[3]; 4. 5D-Zach Daum[2]; 5. 9W-Justin Zimmerman[7]; 6. 91-Riley Kreisel[4]; 7. 7S-Wade Seiler[8]; 8. 54-Trey Gropp[6]; 9. 77-Jack Wagner[9]; 10. 41-Brad Wyatt[10]
Bell Helmets Qualifier 2: 1. 32-Garrett Aitken[6]; 2. 31-Joe B Miller[5]; 3. 77M-RJ Johnson[1]; 4. 73-Samuel Wagner[7]; 5. 74-Xavier Doney[4]; 6. 27-Steve Thomas[2]; 7. 57-Chase Parson[8]; 8. 93-Taylor Walton[9]; 9. 15-Jeremy Jonas[10]; 10. (DNS) 69-Zach Sanders
Bell Helmets Qualifier 3: 1. 16-Anthony Nicholson[2]; 2. 24X-Casey Shuman[3]; 3. 77K-Katlynn Leer[5]; 4. 20G-Noah Gass[6]; 5. 8D-Terry Babb[8]; 6. 73V-Blake Vermillion[7]; 7. 24-Landon Simon[4]; 8. 42-Warren Johnson[10]; 9. 44-Jason Howell[1]; 10. 26B-Nick Rasa[9]
Bell Helmets Qualifier 4: 1. 37-Brian Beebe[1]; 2. 33M-Matt Westfall[3]; 3. 11W-Wyatt Burks[5]; 4. 311-Quinton Benson[6]; 5. 11X-Tom Curran[9]; 6. 90-Patrick Budde[4]; 7. 89-Todd McVay[2]; 8. 2C-Zach Clark[7]; 9. 18-Terry Richards[10]; 10. ST1-Lane Stone[8]

Friday's schedule:
4 p.m. - Grandstands open
5 p.m. - Drivers’ meeting
6 p.m. - Hot laps
7:05 p.m. - Racing begins

Saturday schedule:
3 p.m. - Grandstands open
4:30 p.m. - Drivers’ meeting
5:30 p.m. - Hot laps
6:35 p.m. - Racing begins

Friday admission:
Adults (16 and up) $20
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $17
Youth (6 to 15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $45
Pit Pass $35
3-Day Pit Pass $100

Saturday admission:
Adults (16 and up) $30
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $27
Youth (6 to 15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $70
Pit Pass $40
3-Day Pit Pass $100

Advance tickets can only be purchased online. Otherwise, tickets will be available at the gate. To reserve camping spots, contact the Lucas Oil Speedway office at 417-292-5984.

For more information on the two race series, visit ASCSracing.com and POWRi.com.

For ticket questions or information for any event at Lucas Oil Speedway, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or email her at nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com for more information.

CONTACT:
Danny Lorton
Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager
Office: (417) 282-5984
DLorton@lucasoilspeedway.com
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About Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five racing facilities in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just an hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" lives up to its title.

Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. This year marks the ninth season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, "Lake Lucas." New for 2017 was all-purpose built Off Road facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events.

Lucas Oil Speedway's dirt oval track plays host to some of the largest and most-popular events in the Midwest with national and regional touring series appearing frequently including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

In addition to the special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series features the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods.


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Sucich Caps Skagit Season with 360 Win, Goetz - Holtrop - Young Crowned Champions

9/17/20

Alger, WA - The finale of the 2020 on Skagit Speedway TV saw Bailey Sucich win her first career Budweiser 360 Sprint Car main event, besting Jason Solwold in the late stages of the race for the $2,600 top prize. Season champions were crowned on the night as well, with Chase Goetz, Adam Holtrop and Rick Young all winning track titles.

Corbyn Fauver set out to the early advantage in the 25 lap Budweiser 360 Sprint A Main, with Sucich never too far off. As Fauver approached the tail end of the field, Sucich was right there to pressure him, forcing Corbyn to move around search for a clean line through traffic. With a fast racing surface, the tail end of the field was difficult to navigate, with lap times only falling off a little through the full field of cars. Fauver would try to sneak around the high side of turns one and two, and that’s where Bailey pounced, moving inside Fauver to take the top spot on the completion of lap 13 and bringing third place running Trey Starks with her. Entering turn one, the now second place running Starks and Fauver made contact, sending both spinning and bringing out the only yellow flag of the main. Bailey now had Jason Solwold and Chance Crum stacked up behind her for the restart, where she began building up her lead in clean air. Slower traffic loomed in the form of Michael Millard around lap 20, and while Bailey moved around to try and find a way past Michael, Solwold found rhythm down low, sneaking past Bailey for the lead on lap 22. Sucich rebounded by making a strong move on the high side of turns one and two on lap twenty three, repassing Solwold and lapping Millard in the process. Two short laps later and the biggest Skagit Speedway payday of 2020 went to Bailey, with Solwold second and Crum third. Cam Smith entered the main trailing Chase Goetz by thirty points in the driver standings, and his hard charging effort of 13th to 8th earned him bonus money, but not enough points to take the title from Goetz, who would win his first Sprint Car championship at Skagit Speedway to go with a Focus Midget title. Smith’s effort was good enough to propel Dave Smith Motorsports to the owner’s title ahead of Roger Oudman, Goetz’s car owner. Earlier in the evening, the 28 car field of 360s blistered the previous track record held by Seth Bergman, with ten drivers coming in under the previous mark of 11.253 seconds. Trey Starks ended up with the new mark at a lap of 11.085. Heat winners were Colton Heath, Greg Hamilton and Eric Fisher.

Similar to their heat race earlier in the night, Mike Steltz and Paul Rea did battle in the 25 lap Skagit Aggregates Modifieds main event. Rea led lap one before Steltz got him for the lead on lap two and led a huge chunk of the race with Paul no further than half a car length back. On lap 22, Steltz took a wide entry into turn one which let Rea make a strong bid to the inside of him. As the pair raced down the back stretch, Rea took the top spot for good and in his first Skagit appearance, secured the win. Scott Miller snuck by Steltz late for second place. Adam Holtrop completed a childhood dream in the main event, as his fifth place effort was strong enough to secure him the track championship over Craig Moore and Ben Gunderson. Heat race winners were Tyson Blood, Guunderson and Steltz.

The Outlaw Tuner championship was decided coming into the night, with Rick Young merely needing to show up to secure the title. With the title in hand, Rick did his best to try and cap the year off with a win, but would settle for second place behind Clint Meins, who was too strong on the night in getting his only victory of 2020. Last year’s champion Howard Vos ran third on the night.

Budweiser 360 Sprints

Fast Time - Trey Starks 11.085 NTR

Heat 1 - Colton Heath

Heat 2 - Greg Hamilton

Heat 3 - Eric Fisher

B Main - Steve Vague, Ashleigh Johnson, Reece Goetz, Steve James, Matt Loving, Bill Rude, Darren Smith, Cory Summers, Brett McGhie

A Main - Bailey Sucich, Jason Solwold, Chance Crum, Travis Jacobson, Cam Smith, Colton Heath, Eric Fisher, Trey Starks, Greg Hamilton, Chase Goetz, Reece Goetz, Steve Vague, Corbyn Fauver, Chris Bullock, Jeff Dunlap, Ashleigh Johnson, Lance Sargent, Michael Millard

Lap Leaders - Fauver 1-12 Sucich 13-21 Solwold 22 Sucich 23-25

Hard Charger - Smith +8

Season Champion - Chase Goetz

 

 

Randy Martin Cashes in $2,500 with Sprint Invaders Win at Moberly!

(Bill W) Moberly, MO, September 13, 2020 – Who says old tricks don’t work? Randy Martin utilized one of his old setups to capture the Sprint Invaders feature Sunday night at Randolph County Raceway near Moberly, Missouri. Thanks to Tony Stuart of The Stuart House, the event paid $2,500 to win. It was the veteran’s fifth career feature win with the Sprint Invaders series.

Martin led early in the 20-lap feature over Ayrton Gennetten, who not only had picked up two wins with the Sprint Invaders on the 4/10-mile high banks in 2020, but also was aboard series owner points leader Scott Bonar’s #50. ASCS visitor Harli White settled into third, while first-time Sprint Invaders competitor, Devon Borden, roared up on the high banks in his first visit to the track, from tenth to fourth within two laps.

Braydn Greubel spun two laps in, setting up a restart. Borden performed a slide job on White to take over third when the green fell again. The leaders were in lapped traffic by the sixth circuit, but Borden’s podium run hopes came to an end when he tagged the turn three wall eight laps in.

Martin led Gennetten, White, Austin Alumbaugh and Robbie Price back to green flag racing, but it was short-lived when contact from another car sent driver point leader and seventh place running Chris Martin upside down in turn two. He was uninjured.

Price snatched fourth from Alumbaugh on the restart. Up front, Gennetten put the pressure on the leader as the pair entered lappers with five to go with White not far behind. However, White’s run would end when she suffered a tie rod issue in the front end, and retired.

The four-lap dash to the finish saw Martin (with a broken nose wing) hold off Gennetten, while Alumbaugh and Price traded the third spot. Price would gain it for good at the white flag, and Alumbaugh and Riley Goodno would trail him to the checkers. Kaley Gharst, Caleb Thornhill, Cody Wehrle, Wyatt Wilkerson and Colton Fisher would round out the top ten. Fisher, Gennetten and Chris Martin won heats. Alumbaugh won the Dash.

“It’s been a jacked up year with everything that’s been going on,” said Martin afterwards. “I think this was only my twelfth race this year. We come up here with a setup I run here years ago, and we thought we’d try it. We were decent all night. We made some changes for the feature, and starting on the front row definitely helps. Ayrton is the man to beat up here right now, and to outrun him is a pretty good accomplishment for a 60 year old man! The nose wing broke with three or four to go, and it was a handful. It hung on long enough, and it all worked out.”

“I stumbled my motor at the start and (Martin) got in front of me,” said Gennetten. “I think it was the deciding factor. We never really got to race in lapped traffic. He and I were pretty much the fastest two out there. I have to thank Scott for giving me the opportunity to drive tonight. I’ve been bugging him for four years, and he finally let me do it. I think we were fast enough, but the yellows didn’t play in our favor. One mistake on my part, and that was the difference. It was really a good race with Randy.”

“This place is fast,” said Moberly first timer Price. “It was tough to move around with the lapped cars, but we came from (seventh) to finish third. We were good. We tried something different. That’s what we were trying to do is learn. We tried some things we’ve never tried before.”

Saturday’s rained out event at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa will be made up this Saturday, September 19. The “Fall Haul” at 34 Raceway will pay $5,000 to the winner and hold several bonuses for drivers on Saturday, September 26. For more information on the Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com or look us up on Facebook.

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 20 laps: 1. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (2) 2. 50, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (1) 3. 21P, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (7) 4. 33, Austin Alumbaugh, Higginsville, MO (3) 5. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (9) 6. 78, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (8) 7. 19, Caleb Thornhill, Enumclaw, WA (11) 8. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (16) 9. 29w, Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA (12) 10. 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (6) 11. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (20) 12. 14R, Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA (14) 13. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (15) 14. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (17) 15. 64c, Braydn Greubel, Lacona, IA (19) 16. 21, Bradley Potter, Fulton, MO (18) 17. 17w, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (4) 18. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (5) 19. 8, Devon Borden, Raymond, WA (10) DNS – 99, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (13). Lap Leader: R. Martin 1-20. $150 The Stuart House/KSE Hard-charger: Gaylord.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Colton Fisher (2) 2. Austin Alumbaugh (7) 3. Kaley Gharst (4) 4. Riley Goodno (6) 5. Sean Rayhall (3) 6. Cody Wehrle (5) 7. Brayden Gaylord (1)

CenPenCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (1) 2. Robbie Price (3) 3. Caleb Thornhill (2) 4. Devon Borden (6) 5. Austin McCarl (5) 6. Mitchell Alexander (4) 7. Braydn Greubel (7)

Paisano’s Ristorante of Preston, Illinois Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Chris Martin (2) 2. Harli White (4) 3. Randy Martin (6) 4. Wyatt Wilkerson (5) 5. Daniel Bergquist (1) 6. Bradley Potter (3)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Austin Alumbaugh (1) 2. Harli White (4) 3. Chris Martin (3) 4. Colton Fisher (2) 5. Ayrton Gennetten (6) 6. Randy Martin (5)

 

PIRTEK UMSS Traditional Sprints

The PIRTEK UMSS Traditional Sprints would see 21 cars come through the gate for Friday night racing at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, WI. Two action packed heat races and a feature were on tap for the evening.

Ryan Bowers and Jake Kouba would win the heat races landing them in the redraw for the feature but it would be an all Kouba front row to start the feature. The Koubas would lead the 21 car field to green, but it was the 16 car of Bowers providing the excitement as he splits the middle to go from 6th to 3rd. While Bowers is working on the 2K of Jimmy Kouba for 2nd the 6 of Jake Kouba would pull away for some breathing room. A caution would come out with 6 laps to go for the cloud of smoke coming from the 12X of Anderson bunching the field back up for a restart. Once again it would be the Koubas up front with Bowers, Kerzman and the 93 of Peterson restarting in the top 5. With just 2 laps to go Bowers would pull the slider to move into 2nd. Jake Kouba would get the checkers and head to Rock Auto Victory lane.

Results: Heat 1 -Bowers, Schafer, Lewerer, DaRonco, Kerzman, Mueller, Cunningham, Hanson, Widdes, Reding, Stettner(DNF)

Heat 2 - Jake Kouba, Jimmy Kouba, Peterson, Brandt, Roach, Anderson, Stordahl, Buck, Vogel, Vadnais (DNF)

Feature - Jake Kouba, Bowers, Jimmy Kouba, Kerzman, Peterson, DaRonco, Brandt, Mueller, Lewerer, Rocah, Cunningham, Buck, Vadnais, Widdes, Vogel, Reding, Anderson (DNF), Stordahl(DNF), Stettner (DNF), Schafer (DNF), Hanson (DNF)

 

Saturday evening was the premier all sprint car event the Jerry Richert Memorial race featuring the PIRTEK UMSS Traditional Sprints, the MPS 360 Sprints and the IRA 410 sprints.

Cam Schafer, Jake Kouba and Ryan Bowers would win the heat races. The main event could have been called the Bowers and DaRonco show, while there was some great racing from 3rd thru 10th it was hard to pay attention with all of the moves being made up front. From the drop of the green flag it was all Nick DaRonco with the early lead and Ryan Bowers a close 2nd. These drivers were pulling sliders and throwing those cars in deep to switch positions on 7 different occasions in 20 laps. It was with 7 to go the 8 and 16 car came across the line nose to nose. In the end it would be Bowers taking the top spot in this very special race and making his way to Rock Auto Victory Lane aboard the Fire Departments on track vehicle after Jimmy Kouba broke on the back stretch during the cool down lap collecting Bowers.

Results: Heat 1 - Schafer, Jimmy Kouba, Hanson, Mueller, Roach, Stettner, Vadnais, Widdes

Heat 2 - Jake Kouba, Parsons, Peterson, Lewerer, Kerzman, Vogel, Wass

Heat 3 - Bowers, Brandt, DaRonco, Cunningham, Smith, Mackey, Vaillancourt

Feature - Bowers, DaRonco, Jake Kouba, Schafer, Hanson, Brandt, Mueller, Kerzman, Parsons, Peterson, Lewerer, Roach, Kouba, Stettner, Vadnais, Vogel, Smith, Wass, Mackey, Vaillancourt, Widdes (DNF), Cunningham (DNF),

 

 

 

Blurton Scores Seventh United Rebel Sprint Series Win of Season at 81 Speedway

PARK CITY, Kansas (September 12, 2020) – The Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing were back in action on Saturday night after a brief break. Sixteen cars were in attendance at the 3/8-mile semi-banked dirt track of 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas. Zach Blurton went on to claim Saturday’s top prize of $1,000.

Ty Williams and Connor Atkinson set the pace for the 25-lap feature event. Blurton shot to the early lead with Williams and Velasquez following. On lap two, caution would fly over the field for Oberlin, Kansas’ Chad Salem. The drop of the green saw Blurton with momentum over the field while Oklahoma-native, Tanner Conn, rocketed to second.

Another caution would fly on lap six for Eric Matthews. The restart saw Oklahoma’s Jake Martens with the start of his march forward through the top five getting by Ty Williams for fourth. The final caution would come out on lap eleven for Connor Atkinson. Blurton remained in control of the race lead over Tanner Conn. Ray Seemann held on to third until lap sixteen, when Martens claimed the position. JD Johnson saw the end of the race to his advantage, charging from his ninth-place starting position to lock into the top-five.

Quinter, Kansas’ Zach Blurton led the 25-lap feature from start to finish. Two Okalahoma-natives, Tanner Conn and Jake Martens, rounded out the top-three. Ray Seemann and JD Johnson completed the top-five finishers with the United Rebel Sprint Series at 81 Speedway.

Kyler Johnson claimed the Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard-charger by passing five cars to finish ninth. Ray Seemann and Jake Martens claimed heat race victories with the United Rebel Sprint Series on Saturday night.

Next up for the Mel Hambelton Ford Racing POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series is the DCRP vs. URSS event on Saturday, September 19 at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas.

United Rebel Sprint Series
81 Speedway – Park City, Kansas
September 12, 2020

Heat One (8 laps): 1) Ray Seemann, 2) Tanner Conn, 3) Zach Blurton, 4) Ty Williams, 5) JD Johnson, 6) Larry Neighbors, 7) Fred Holz, 8) Kyler Johnson

Heat Two (8 laps): 1) Jake Martens, 2) Shane Sundquist, 3) Taylor Velasquez, 4) Connor Atkinson, 5) Howard Van Dyke, 6) Chad Salem, 7) Brady Skrdlant, 8) Eric Matthews

A-Feature (25 laps): 1) Zach Blurton, 2) Tanner Conn, 3) Jake Martens, 4) Ray Seemann, 5) JD Johnson, 6) Shane Sundquist, 7) Ty Williams, 8) Larry Neighbors, 9) Kyler Johnson, 10) Eric Matthews, 11) Brady Skrdlant, 12) Fred Holz, 13) Howard Van Dyke, 14) Taylor Velasquez, 15) Connor Atkinson, 16) Chad Salem

 

 

Bard and Cochran Score Victories to Secure Season Championship

Mill Hall, PA – The Champions were decided in all six divisions on Friday night at the Clinton County Speedway. Two drivers drove to victory lane to secure their championships, Garret Bard of Wells Tannery was victorious in the RaceSaver Sprint Cars and Matt Cochran of Williamsport in the Limited Late Models. Other winners of the night included Tommy Dawson in the Pro Stocks, Johnny Smith in the 60ss Micro Sprints, Nick Whitesel in the 270 Micro Sprints and Blake Snyder in the 4-Cylinders.

Matt Adams and Mike Smith were the front row starters of the Lenny Stroud Jr. Memorial race. Adams led the first circuit before third place starter, Kevin Probst made a pass for the lead. Cochran, who started fifth moved into the runner up position by the completion of lap number two. By the completion of lap number seven, Cochran passed Probst as Jake Piper, Joe Lusk and Bryan Benton ran in the top five. The leaders began to encounter lapped traffic by lap number 11. On lap 13, the caution flag waived for Tommy Cordell. With the restart, Andrew Yoder advanced into the top five and began to make a charge to the front of the field Yoder took over the second position on lap number 23, but was unable to run down Cochran who won by 1.2 seconds. Following Yoder was Kevin Probst of Renovo, Jakob Piper and Joe Lusk. Sixth through tenth were Mike Smith, Brian Benton Chaz Buchinsky, Kyle Bachman and Jamin Chapman. Heat races were won by Bachinsky and Adams. The win was the second of the season for Cochran, who also earned the 2020 track championship.

Ryan Lynn took command of the Sprint Car feature event at the drop of the green flag. Bard, who started third, jumped into the runner up position, with Tylor Cochran, Josh Beamer and Dakota Schweikart in the top five. Bard, who is currently leading the national and state IMCA RaceSaver points series, was tied with Scott Lutz for the Clinton County Championship. Lutz who redrew the 7th starting position for the feature event was running in sixth position. Bard and Lynn raced side by side for several laps, before Bard was able to take the lead on lap twelve. Cochran was able to take the runner up position from Lynn on lap number 22 following a caution for Jeffrey Weaver. Bard was able to claim his second win of the season and the 2020 championship. Second through fifth were, Tylor Cochran, Ryan Lynn, Dakota Schweikart, and Josh Beamer. Sixth through tenth were Scott Lutz, Dylan Proctor, Jared Zionkowski, Dale Schweikart and Dave Guss Jr. Heat races were won by Zionkowski and Beamer.

Robert Tressler of Lock Haven started on the outside of row number one and led the first five laps of the Pro Stock main event. Tressler, however had pressure from AJ Stroup and Johnny Bouse. The top three raced hard trying to wrestle the lead from Tressler. Going down the backstretch, the trio went three wide for the lead, but Bouse spun to bring out the caution on lap number five. Stroup used the restart to get by Tressler, as Brandon Moser, Kevin VanAmburg, and Corey Long battled for the top five. Tommy Dawson moved into the top give on lap number seven. Dawson advanced one position with every lap and moved into second on lap number 9. Dawson led lap number 12, but Stroup battled him back to lead lap 13. Dawson took back the lead on the white flag lap and would hold on for the win over AJ Strop, Kevin VanAmburg, Brandon Moser and AY Schilling. Sixth through tenth were Noah Jensen, Robert Tressler, Rich Fye, John Myers and Corey Long. Heat races were won by VanAmburg and Dawson. Noah Jensen of Nescopeck won his second consecutive pro stock championship, the third of the career.

In the 270s Micro Sprints Nick Whitesel advanced from his third place starting spot to lead the field at the completion of lap one. Jeffrey Weaver of Lock Haven was the point leader coming into the night’s event. Weaver advanced from ninth place starting spot and took over second by the completion of lap number four. At the race’s halfway point, Whitesel led Weaver, Bittner, Troy Whitesel and Kyler Stahl. On lap number 11 the leaders began to encounter lapped traffic. One lap later, Whitesel split between two lapped cars going down the front stretch. As Weaver attempted to make the same move, he spun going into turn number once. The restart had Whitesel out front followed by Timmy Bitner of Beech Creek, Troy Whitesel, Bobby Sanso and Kyler Stahl. As the checkered flag waived, Whitesel claimed his first win of the year over Biter, Whitesel, Sando and Kyler Stahl. Sixth through tenth were Kyle Stahl, Denny Rinehimer, Shaun Musser, Jeffrey Weaver and Dan Wertman. Heat races were won by Sanso and Bitner. The track championship was won Bitner.

Mitchell Holden led the opening lap of the 600 Micro Sprint feature. By the conclusion of lap number 2 Dylan Anderson had taken the lead. Johnny Smith of Scranton advanced from eleventh position and took over the runner up spot on lap number four. By the completion of lap number five, Anderson led Smith, Jeff Gyuina Jay Corder, and Jeffrey Weaver. Anderson and Smith continued to battle for the lead in the closing laps of the race. Smith made several attempts, and on the final lap, the duo raced side by side into turns three and four once again. On the final lap, Smith was able to make the pass and won by .017 seconds over Anderson, Jeffrey Weaver, Jeff Gyuina, and Tyson Mowery. Heat races were won by Cody Hauch and Anderson. Jeffrey Mowery was declared the 2020 track champion

Kennedey Courter led the opening laps of the Four-Cylinder feature event. On lap number four Sam Creveling passed Courter for the lead. A multi-car accident on lap number five slowed the field. Eighth place starter, Blake Snyder moved into the top five on lap number five and began making a move to the top position. On lap number seven, he moved into the runner up position and took the lead on lap eight. Tyler Watson passed Creveling on lap number 10 to take the runner up position. At the checkered flag it was Snyder over Watson, Maddox Smith, Michael Luther and Michael Boring. Sixth through tenth were Dylan Kraft, Matt Kauffman, Chris Orwig, Shawn Wise and Creveling. Heat races were won by Smith, Watson and Snyder. Maddox Smith won the 2020 track championship.

The Stroud Family provided bonus money for all six divisions in competition and special opening ceremonies were held in honor of Lenny Stroud Jr. Several drivers took a collection of funds for two families in the racing community. A total of $1,800 was raised and split between the Rick Eckert Family for his grandson and the Phil Miller Family for his daughter.

The Clinton County Speedway switches to Saturdays for the final two races of the 2020 season. Coming up on Saturday, September 19th is the Nittany 40 Championship for the RaceSaver Sprint Cars, paying $800 to win and $400 to start. The event is co-sanctioned by the Allegheny Sprint Series, the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series and the PA Sprint Series. Drivers will qualify through time trials and heat races. A non-qualifier’s event is also on the schedule. In addition, the Pro Stocks will compete in the C.W. Smith Memorial 40 lapper paying $1,800 to win. Pro Stocks will also qualify with time trials and heat races. The 270 Micro Sprint and the 4 Cylinders will complete the four division show. Gates open at 1PM, Hot laps at 4PM and Racing begins at 4:30

Sprint Cars: 1. Garrett Bard 2. Tylor Cochran 3. Ryan Lynn 4. Dakota Schweikart 5. Josh Beamer 6. Scott Lutz 7. Dylan Proctor 8. Jared Zionkowski 9. Dale Schweikart 10. Dave Guss Jr 11. Matt Tebbs 12. Fred Arnold 13. Josh Fox 14. Chris Kreider 15. Reed Thompson 16. Frank Rusnock 17. Jeffrey Weaver 18. John Walp 19. Jim Kennedy DNS Larry McVay

Limited Late Models: 1. Matt Cochran 2. Andrew Yoder 3. Kevin Probst 4. Jacob Piper 5. Joe Lusk 6. Mike Smith 7. Brian Benton 8. Chaz Buchinsky 9. Kyle Bachman 10. Jamin Chapman 11. Nick Loffredo 12. Luke Hoffner 13. Jake Buck 14. Tim Luben 15. Matt Adams 16. Tommy Cordell 17. Levi Ardery DNS Denny Fourney

Pro Stocks 1. Tommy Dawson 2. AJ Stroup 3. Kevin VanAmburg 4. Brandon Moser 5. AY Schilling 6. Noah Jensen 7. Robert Tressler 8. Rich Fye 9. John Myers 10. Cory Long 11. Johnny Bouse 12. Marc Bitler 13. Jason Smith 14. Noah Kissinger 15. Danny Jensen Jr. 16. Rooster Peters 17. Lonnie Savage 18. Todd Geyer Sr.

600 Micro Sprints: 1. Johnny Smith 2. Dylan Anderson 3. Jeffrey Weaver 4. Jeff Gyuina 5. Tyson Mowery 6. Mitchell Holden 7. Timmy Bittner 8. James Layton 9. Dan Tripoli 10. Cody Hauck 11. Jay Corder 12. Dan Wertman

270 Micro Sprints: 1. Nick Whitesel 2. Timmy Bittner 3. Troy Whitesel 4. Bobby Sanso 5. Kyler Sthal 6. Kyle Stahl 7. Denny Rinehimer 8. Shaun Musser 9. Jeffrey Weaver 10. Dan Wertman 11. Logan Hammaker 12. Hunter Zimmerman 13. Corbin Leiby 14. Buddy Keister 15. Mitchell Holden 16. Gary Keister 17. James Bigler 18. Mathew Dixson 19. Levi Brungard DNS Doug Reinard

4-Cylinders: 1. Blake Snyder 2. Tyler Watson 3. Maddox Smith 4. Michael Luther 5. Michael Boring 6. Dylan Kraft 7. Matt Kauffman 8. Chris Orwig 9. Shawn Wise 10. Sam Creveling 11. Tim Muthler 12. Chelsie Harris 13. Skylar Witchley 14. Chris Small 15. Zack Rill 16. Kyle Strouse 17. Kennedey Courter 18. Scott Englert 19. John Morton 20. Brett Shirk DNS Virgil Meyers.

 

 

DUNCAN BECOMES 4TH DIFFERENT "410" SPRINT WINNER IN 4 SHARON RACES; SCHNEIDER POCKETS $2000 FOR PENN-OHIO STOCK WIN; DOUBLE ENDS 6-YEAR WINLESS DROUGHT WITH HUGE $2300+ "KYLE MILLER MEMORIAL" ELITE ECONO MOD VICTORY; WIN #2 FOR WOLBERT IN RUSH MODS

Hartford, OH September 12, 2020 After returning to racing on Friday night following a two-month layoff due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions set forth by the Ohio Department of Health, Sharon Speedway wrapped up the annual "Apple Festival Nationals" on Saturday night. Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Cole Duncan-"410" Sprint Cars, Chris Schneider-Penn-Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series, Jeremy Double-"Kyle Miller Memorial" for the Elite Econo Mod Series, and Chas Wolbert-HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. The four-division program attracted 125 racers as a total of 190 overall participated amongst the seven divisions in two days.

Central Ohio invader Cole Duncan has taken a liking to the red clay surface at Sharon Speedway. Duncan raced from the fourth starting spot to the lead on lap 19 passing Dan Kuriger and kept Lee Jacobs at bay over the final five laps to capture the $3,000 "410" Sprint Car feature win. Duncan became the fourth different winner in four races this year with his third career win- all coming since opening night 2019 in a limited number of starts.

"This place is so cool- every time we come here it never disappoints," expressed the 28-year-old Circleville, Ohio driver. "It's a really fun race track. We were really, really good early. Kuriger was really good too, but I felt like I could start rolling the middle and that's where I got him in lapped traffic. I think he was actually better in open track. Then when I got the lead, I didn't feel as good after those restarts not having as much grip in turns three and four so I was hoping those guys wouldn't be searching around. I felt them there and knew I had to go as hard as I could and keep the tires under me. You look up and see Lee there- he's been doing this quite awhile and there's a lot of tradition in the Jacobs Family. It's good to race with those guys. I'm glad there was a good field of cars as it makes it more special."

Kuriger