Race Results From Coast to Coast

THE SLIM AND ZACH SHOW

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

February 5, 2015

Michael “Slim” Pickens and Zach Daum put on a master class tonight to run first and second in the Preliminary night 20-lapper at Valvoline Raceway to kick off the Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Australian Speedcar Championship.

American Daum took the lead early in his GRD #14 Eagle in the uninterrupted main event before Kiwi champ Pickens got by in the Sirrom Racing #38 King to take the number one spot and never relinquish it.

“This is a great way to start our Australian Championship assault,” grinned the iconic Kiwi throttle-stomper in victory lane, “I can’t thank Brett Morris and Shaun Insley enough for the car tonight. Apart from losing our brakes in an earlier heat we’ve been right where we need to be. It feels good to go into tomorrow night with a win, even if it’s only a preliminary.”

Daum was clearly thinking about tomorrow night already.

“Hats off to Michael he did a great job but I know we can be better tomorrow. We’ll give some thought to where we can improve and come back for Night Two with a new game plan. We were fast tonight, especially in that earlier heat race when we came from the back, that was fun.”

Despite finishing second to Pickens Daum is on top of the points for tomorrow night.

Fellow American Brady Bacon came home in third after being impressive all night in the Precision Air #70 Spike.

“I found the track a little crazy tonight, particularly down in turn three and four where it was slick but still had a bit of bite in it. We’ll learn from tonight and get after it for the title. I feel good here and I’m grateful for Gavin and all the guys from Precision for this opportunity.”

West Aussie Dayne Kingshott started the night in disastrous fashion with front end damage and a DNF in his first heat but the #24 Bunbury Subaru entry was rapid in charging from the eleventh row of the grid to an eventual fifth place finish hot on the heels of American Alex Bright in the Graham Jones Racing #4 Spike!

Defending champion Adam Clarke brought the Polar Ice Spike home in sixth place ahead of the aggressive American Andrew Felker, Kiwi Hayden Williams, Queenslander Brendan Palmer eighth (the first QLD car home) Sydney’s Troy Jenkins ninth and West Aussie Todd Waddell rounding out the eleven.

Braydan Willmington rewarded his new sponsors and family for the investment in a new Beast with twelfth ahead of Kaiden Manders, Bob Jackson, Rusty Whittaker, Cameron Restall, Austin Prock, Paul Farrell and Troy Jordan the last registered car in nineteenth position.

DNF’s were Michael Kendall, Lee Redmond, Troy Ware, Tyler Thomas and Brad Mosen.

Fifteen heat races were conducted on Night One with a remaining group of five heats tomorrow night.

Top 20 in the RBPSR Australian Speedcar Championship after Night One are:

1. Zach Daum 70

2. Michael Pickens 66

3. Brady Bacon 65

4. Tyler Thomas 61

5. Hayden Williams 61

6. Andrew Felker 56

7. Troy Jenkins 56

8. Brad Mosen 51

9. Adam Clarke 49

10. Alex Bright 49

11. Michael Kendall 44

12. Troy Ware 44

13. Darren Jenkins 44

14. Cameron Restall 43

15. Lee Redmond 42

16. Rusty Whittaker 42

17. Todd Waddell 42

18. Dayne Kingshott 41

19. Brendan Palmer 40

20. Matt Jackson 38

Hard luck stories came thick and fast including Nathan Smee who was chasing his tail all night with a new car and engine program on debut for the event. Engine issues hampered the former Aussie champ and he’ll have to dig deep tomorrow night.

Both Michael Stewart and former Aussie champ Neville Lance also hurt motors and face engine changes before tomorrow night.

Night Two of the Championship is conducted tomorrow night – February 6, with the remaining one heat group, the preliminary mains and then the 40-lap Championship final.

The AMCA Nationals main event was won by Matt Hardy who edged out his father Russ Hardy in second place and Shane Cartwright rounding out the podium.

The Hardy men were rapid all night and certainly deserved their 1-2 finish.

“I’d like to thank my wife Narelle for signing the cheques and allowing Matt and I to do this,” grinned Russ.

“Yeah, thanks Mum,” echoed Matt.

 

 

SESELY WINS 14TH ANNUAL NAPA KNOW HOW GAMBLER’S CLASSIC THREE QUARTER MIDGET RACE; BOUC, SPELLMAN CLAIM CHAMP KART AND SLINGSHOT FEATURE RACES AT ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 31, 2016 . . . Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J., became the first three time winner of the NAPA Know How Gambler’s Classic Three Quarter (TQ) Midget feature Saturday night by driving what amounted to a perfect race in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

“The car got better as the race went on,” Sesely said. “We’re back with the setup we used to win the 2013 and 2014 race. I couldn’t be happier.”

Sesely, who was a non-factor in the 2015 race, started first in the 40-lap main event by winning the TQ Dash, a five lap race among the nine drivers in time trials and Friday night heat race points.

Sesely fought off a variety of challengers who moved to second. In order, Mike Lichty, Ryan Tidman, Jimmy Blewett, Erick Rudolph, Ryan Flores, and, ultimately Andy Jankowiak trailed Sesely’s chain driven 600 Micro but could never complete a pass.

Jankiowiak’s second place ended a troubled and challenging weekend for the upstate New Yorker. Justin Bonsignore authored a well-driven race to finish a solid third while Micro Sprint specialist Kyle Lick amazed TQ regulars with a fourth place run. Lichty was fifth.

Zane Zeiner, Jimmy Blewett, Nick Ladyga, Tim Buckwalter and a disconsolate Erick Rudolph rounded out the top ten.

Danny Bouc of Plumsteadville, Pa., outran Donnie Nall and Chris Daley to win the 24-car, 25-lap Champ Kart main event. Bouc advanced steadily through the pack, taking the lead from Nall on lap thirteen. Once in front, Bouc withstood a pair of restarts, one of which cleared lapped traffic from in front of him, to win the race, his first Indoor Champ Kart win.

The triumph was the first for Bouc in an Indoor Champ Kart race after many years of trying.

“I can’t believe it,” Bouc said with his long-time girlfriend Elizabeth Taylor at his side. “I’ve come close many times and I finally got one.”

Dan Spellmon of Butler, N.J., won the 24-car, 25 lap Slinger Warehouse Slingshot feature. Cody Kohler and Kyle Herve were second and third.

Spellmon passed Kohler at the halfway mark for the lead and once in front got some crucial elements of fortune with the way the race flowed.

“The car was getting freer and freer but I was able to hang on,” Spellmon said. “I got a couple of breaks the way the yellow flags fell and was good enough at the end to hold off everybody.”

Kohler finished second, the beneficiary of a late race penalty imposed on Simon Egan, who had taken second and was on the move. But officials penalized Egan two spots for a late race restart infraction. Kohler regained second to finish there with Herve taking third. Egan was fourth.

Six TQ Heat races Saturday night were to determine main event starters. Andy Jankowiak won the first one over Justin Bonsignore, with Joey Payne finishing ahead of Brad Lamberson to snare heat two.

Matt Roselli grabbed the third heat ahead of actual third place finisher Matt Janisch after Brandon Knupp’s car was disqualified for weighing in light. Heat four was taken by Bob Baker ahead of DJ Shaw.

The fifth TQ prelim was grabbed by Friday fast time trialer Ryan Flores ahead of Pat Bealer and heat six was claimed by Ryan Susice with Andrew Krause, who came from a ninth place start to a second place finish.

Three final TQ B-Mains settled the final three starting spots for the Gambler’s Classic. The trio of B-Main winners were Patrick Emerling, Nick Ladyga, and Pat Bealer.

On Saturday afternoon, two TQ Last Chance Races, a pair of Slingshot B-Mains, and a duo of Champ Kart affairs pared the field of drivers for the Saturday night features.

TQ Last Chance events were won by Jack Conover and Andrew Krause. The win for Conover was his second preliminary win of the weekend, having won the Friday TQ Non-Qualifier event.

Slingshot B-Mains were won by Michael Glass and Chris Kurtz with Damon Paul and Demetrious Drellos finishing runners-up to the two event victors.

Champ Kart B-Mains were won by Daniel Doyle, Jr. and A.J. DeSantis, chased by Jeremy Tuttle and Alex Colesanto respectively.

The Indoor Three Quarter Midget Race Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels resumes over the weekend of February 26-28 at Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J.

14th Annual Gamblers Classic TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Anthony Sesely, 2. Andy Jankowiak, 3. Justin Bonsignore, 4. Kyle Lick, 5. Mike Lichty, 6. Zane Zeiner, 7. Jimmy Blewett, 8. Nick Ladyga, 9. Tim Buckwalter, 10. Erick Rudolph, 11. Rob Neely, 12. Matt Janisch, 13. DJ Shaw, 14. Matt Roselli, 15. Ryan Flores, 16. Brad Lamberson, 17. Pat Bealer, 18. Scott Kreutter, 19. Patrick Emerling, 20. Ryan Tidman, 21. Joey Payne, 22. Tony DiMattia, 23. Bob Baker, 24. Ryan Susice, 25. Andrew Krause, 26. Rob Vivona.

Champ Kart Feature (25 Laps): Danny Bouc, 2. Donnie Nall, 3. Chris Daley, 4. Joe Pacovich, 5. Zack Myers, 6. Jonathan Cash, 7. Anthony Colandro, 8. Mike Perry, 9. Jerry Mullis, 10. Richie Davidowitz, 11. Eric Zeh, 12. Daniel Doyle Jr., 13. Dalton Rovira, 14. AJ Jadacki, 15. Jake Shelley, 16. Ryan Kendall, 17. Jeremy Tuttle, 18. AJ DeSantis, 19. Ryan Swartz, 20. Alex Colesanto, 21. James Hayden, 22. Joey Bruning, 23. James Pape Jr., 24. Cale Ross.

Slingshot Feature (25 Laps): 1. Dan Spellmon, 2. Cody Kohler, 3. Kyle Herve, 4. Simon Egan, 5. Demetrios Drellos, 6. Nick Shaw, 7. Matthew Stangle, 8. Kevin VanValkenburg, 9. Joe Kata, 10. Ken Reeder, 11. Frank Yankowski, 12. Cody Kline, 13. John Aumick, 14. Kurt Bettler, 15. Chris Kurtz, 16. Joe Toth, 17. Jerry Schott Jr., 18. Dillon Steuer, 19. Damon Paul, 20. Brett Bieber, 21. Ed Stangle, 22. Seth Spayd, 23. Matt Langbein, 24. Michael Glass.

 

 

Matt Kurtz Repeats History In Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints On Saturday Night At East Bay Raceway Park

GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway on Saturday night for night number two of the 40th Annual Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park as it was Matt Kurtz repeating history from one year ago winning the Saturday night 25-lap feature event for the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints.

First caution of the race came out on lap two as Andrew Griffin spun and then again on lap four as Griffin’s night was done.

Matt Kurtz was leading for the first six laps until defending Champion AJ Maddox took over the lead but Kurtz was quick to take it back and not look back.

Red flag came out on lap twenty as Shawn Murray rode turn four wall and almost launched himself out of the track. The catch fence did its job and put him back onto the track. Murray was okay as the fans applauded him as he climbed out of the car.

Kurtz went to Victory Lane with a smile on his face as he made it two years in a row for the Winternationals for the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints. “The track was tricky tonight as I saw fellow competitor and friend AJ Maddox show his nose at one point and thought I need to get on the gas” Kurtz said in Victory Lane. He thanked his sponsor Hardy Maddox for letting him drive for him and the awesome motor built by Robert Delgado.

Action continues tomorrow night with the UMP/EBRP Open Wheel Modifieds for night number 3 for the Sunshine State Modified Tour. For information, visit eastbayracewaypark.com or call 813-677-7223.

Top Gun Sprints 1/30/2016 A-Main:1. Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 2. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 3. Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL), 4. Tim George (Venice, FL), 5. David Kelley (Plant City, FL), 6. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 7. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL), 8. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 9. Daniel Peeples (Riverview, FL), 10. Dylan Colding (Lithia, FL), 11. Guy Bos (Largo, FL), 12. Kurt Taylor (Brandon, FL), 13. Shawn Murray (Jacksonville, FL), 14. Keith Butler (Riverview, FL), 15. Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 16. Aileen Collins-Love (Lando Lakes, FL), 17. Andrew Griffin (Clearwater, FL), 18. Dennis Misuraca (Sanford, FL), 19. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL)

Heat Race 1:1. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 2. Dylan Colding (Lithia, FL), 3. Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 4. Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 5. Andrew Griffin (Clearwater, FL), 6. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL), 7. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL)

Heat Race 2:1. Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL), 2. David Kelley (Plant City, FL), 3. Daniel Peeples (Riverview, FL), 4. Guy Bos (Largo, FL), 5. Kurt Taylor (Brandon, FL), 6. Aileen Collins-Love (Lando Lakes, FL)

Heat Race 3:1. Keith Butler (Riverview, FL), 2. Dennis Misuraca (Sanford, FL), 3. Tim George (Venice, FL), 4. Shawn Murray (Jacksonville, FL), 5. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 6. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL)

 

 

Hodges & Marriott Headline Winter Challenge Finale!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 30, 2016) – Josh Hodges and Hunter Marriott brought the curtains down on Canyon Speedway Park’s Winter Challenge 2016 with impressive drives to victory lane in Saturday night’s fifth and final round of the mini-series atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

While Hodges earned his second USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Car feature victory of the series and Marriott picked up his second win as well in IMCA Modified action, other Saturday night winners included George Fronsman in IMCA Stock Car vs. Pure Stock action, Paul O’Connor in IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades and Danny Wagner in Dwarf Cars.

After sliding past front row starter Stevie Sussex for the lead on the second round, Tijeras, NM, shoe Josh Hodges countered several strong Bryan Clauson sliders to take Saturday night’s $4,000 USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature winner’s share.

It was the second $4,000 victory of the five-race series for Hodges aboard the Jackson Compaction/Ortega’s Appliance/MVT No. 74x after topping last Sunday’s Round Three feature.

“This is awesome, it’s fun to race with these guys I look up to,” Hodges said in victory lane. “There’s no one better than Bryan (Clauson), he raced me clean.”

With Hodges racing into the lead early, Clauson just needed three laps to charge from sixth into second as he pursued a fourth win of the series.

Clauson challenged early but nearly looped it turn two on the 11th round. Clauson made the save, with the race’s only caution flying moments later for a disabled mount in turn one.

With the balance of the 30-lapper run off in non-stop fashion, Clauson kept the pressure on and twice slid by Hodges in turns one and two in the final handful of rounds only to have Hodges successfully counter to retain command.

After Clauson got a good piece of the turn two wall with the lap 28 slider, Hodges had a clear run to his second win of the year. Clauson settled for second with R.J. Johnson, Charles Davis, Jr., and Andrew Reinbold rounding out the top five.

Just as Hodges denied Clauson a four-for-five Winter Challenge effort, Missouri’s Hunter Marriott did the same to Ricky Thornton, Jr., by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s non-stop 25-lap finale.

Marriott worked past Ryan Gaylord for the lead five laps in the main event and then fought off Thornton, Jr., the rest of the way to take his second Winter Challenge score aboard the Strange Oval/Friesen Chevrolet No. 62 entry.

“It has been fun racing with Ricky out here,” Marriott commented in victory lane. “He pushes us so hard here, if it weren’t for him I don’t that we would have to work as hard as we have this week.”

Marriott made a masterful move through a gaggle of lapped cars a handful of laps before the checkered flag to secure the win with Thornton, Jr., settling for second as Paul Stone, Gaylord and Anthony Roth rounded out the top five.

Entering the night knotted with Matt Martinez aboard the Pure Stock Winter Challenge win charts at two, George Fronsman added that coveted third win by racing from fourth to take the checkered flag ahead of Cody Center, Martinez, Lonnie Foss and Mark Madrid.

Paul O’Connor took Renegade honors ahead of Richard Bennett and Troy Barnes while Danny Wagner beat 13th-starter Derek Rosse and 10th-starter Tony Martin to the stripe in Dwarf Car action.

Canyon Speedway Park fires back to life with the 28th Annual Desert Classic on February 26-27 featuring the Arizona Differential IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars vs. SCRA Stock Cars, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades, Dwarf Cars and Micro Sprints.

Canyon Speedway Park

January 30, 2016 – Winter Challenge 2016 Night Five of Five Results

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 2. 51-R.J. Johnson, 3. 98-Matt Lundy, 4. 16-Mike Martin, 5. 55-Tony Everhart, 6. 45-Bob Strait, 7. 50x-Will Perkins, 8. 11w-Dillon Tanner.

Heat Two: 1. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 2. 74x-Josh Hodges, 3. 2x-Larry Gibson, 4. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 5. 54-Landon Cling, 6. 27w-Guy Weedman, 7. 5x-Matt McCarthy.

Heat Three: 1. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 2. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 3. 20-Shon Deskins, 4. 5-Tye Mihocko, 5. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 6. 56-Spencer Hill, 7. 22b-Brian Hosford.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 74x-Josh Hodges, 2. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 3. 51-R.J. Johnson, 4. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 6. 16-Mike Martin, 7. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 8. 20-Shon Deskins, 9. 5-Tye Mihocko, 10. 22b-Brian Hosford, 11. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 12. 54-Landon Cling, 13. 98-Matt Lundy, 14. 45-Bob Strait, 15. 2x-Larry Gibson, 16. 27w-Guy Weedman, 17. 50x-Will Perkins, 18. 5x-Matt McCarthy, 19. 11w-Dillon Tanner, 20. 55-Tony Everhart, 21. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 22. 56-Spencer Hill.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 198-Robert Sawyer II, 2. 66p-Paul Stone, 3. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 4. 51-Joey Moriarty, 5. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 6. 17-Justin Miller, 7. 06az-Tommy Wyman.

Heat Two: 1. 44-Jason Noll, 2. 62-Hunter Marriott, 3. X-Josh Rogotzke, 4. 59-Mark Stewart, 5. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 6. 12-Guy Norton, 7. 15s-William Slocum.

Heat Three: 1. 60-Anthony Roth, 2. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 3. 5z-Zack Madrid, 4. 78-Steve Stultz, 5. 87-Curt Lund, 6. 19sb-Lance Mari, 7. 14a-Chase Alvez.

Heat Four: 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 4tw-Tim Ward, 3. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 4. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 5. 00-Nate Warren, 6. 25-Paul Nelson, 7. 8-George Stange.

“B” Main: 1. 87-Curt Lund, 2. 19sb-Lance Mari, 3. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 4. 12-Guy Norton, 5. 00-Nate Warren, 6. 78-Steve Stultz, 7. 17-Justin Miller, 8. 14a-Chase Alvez, 9. 15s-William Slocum, 10. 25-Paul Nelson, 11. 8-George Stange, 12. 06az-Tommy Wyman.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 62-Hunter Marriott, 2. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 66p-Paul Stone, 4. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 5. 60-Anthony Roth, 6. 4tw-Tim Ward, 7. 44-Jason Noll, 8. 87-Curt Lund, 9. 198-Robert Sawyer II, 10. 51-Joey Moriarty, 11. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 12. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 13. 19sb-Lance Mari, 14. X-Josh Rogotzke, 15. 12-Guy Norton, 16. 59-Mark Stewart, 17. 5z-Zack Madrid, 18. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 19. 00-Nate Warren, 20. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 21. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 22. 78-Steve Stultz, 23. 17-Justin Miller, 24. 14a-Chase Alvez.

IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. $-Cody Center, 2. 17-Harland Morehart, 3. 7-Steve Bitting, 4. 19w-John Thomas, 5. 06az-Kenny Wyman, Jr., 6. 15-Mark Madrid, 7. 11-Richard Veralrud, 8. 00-Lonnie Foss.

Heat Two: 1. 23jr-Matt Martinez, 2. 41-George Fronsman, 3. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 4. 3-Ashley Stafford, 5. 41r-Robert Linn, 6. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin, 7. 18-Terry Skorick.

“A” Feature: 1. 41-George Fronsman, 2. $-Cody Center, 3. 23jr-Matt Martinez, 4. 00-Lonnie Foss, 5. 15m-Mark Madrid, 6. 7-Steve Bitting, 7. 17-Harland Morehart, 8. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 9. 06az-Kenny Wyman, Jr., 10. 41r-Robert Linn, 11. 3-Ashley Stafford, 12. 18-Terry Skorick, 13. 19w-John Thomas, 14. 11-Richard Veralrud, 15. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin.

IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades:

Heat One: 1. 5z-Merle Zachrison, 2. 54-James Turensky, 3. 101-Troy Barnes, 4. 9-Paul O’Connor, 5. 13-Jason Crowe, 6. 16b-Richard Bennett, 7. 14T-Tommy Esquerra, 8. 23-Dave Barnes, 9. 5-Shea Kendig, 10. 15-Wayne Dunsworth.

“A” Feature: 1. 9-Paul O’Connor, 2. 6b-Richard Bennett, 3. 101-Troy Barnes, 4. 54-James Turensky, 5. 5z-Merle Zachrison, 6. 5-Shea Kendig, 7. 15-Wayne Dunsworth, 8. 14T-Tommy Esquerra, 9. 13-Jason Crowe, 10. 23-Dave Barnes.

Dwarf Cars:

Heat One: 1. 12v-John Isabella, 2. 00x-Grant William, 3. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 4. 78c-Jason Woods, 5. 47-Steve Kapaun, 6. 66-Frank Rhodes, 7. 33h-Jim Slaugh, 8. 16r-Jerry Hunter.

Heat Two: 1. 11b-Darren Brown, 2. 2-Mike Williams, 3. 41-Tony Martin, 4. 27-Rusty Degroat, 5. 40-Derek Rosse, 6. 46-Mike Moyer, 7. 11-Heather Hennessey, 8. 86c-Jenn Lessig.

Heat Three: 1. 11d-Danny Wagner, 2. 76-Glenn Sciarani, 3. 2n-Cale Rudy, 4. 4x-Cecilia Dillie, 5. 17x-Sonny Wahl, 6. 88r-Keith Welch, 7. 12-Pat Hennessey.

Heat Four: 1. 18h-Jerry Hislop, 2. 19-John Foster, 3. 75c-Bill Tracey, 4. 76x-Brian Hatlestad, 5. 20-Levi Rudy, 6. 11r-Charlie Drager, 7. 75r-Don Morrison, 8. 55-John Levitt.

“B” Feature: 1. 40-Derek Rosse, 2. 4x-Cecilia Dillie, 3. 88r-Keith Welch, 4. 76x-Brian Hatlestad, 5. 11r-Charlie Drager, 6. 20-Levi Rudy, 7. 11-Heather Hennessey, 8. 33h-Jim Slaugh, 9. 16r-Jerry Hunter, 10. 12-Pat Hennessey, 11. 75r-Don Morrison, 12. 17x-Sonny Wahl, 13. 47-Steve Kapaun, 14. 46-Mike Moyer, 15. 66-Frank Rhodes, 16. 86c-Jenn Lessig, 17. 27-Rusty Degroat, 18. 78c-Jason Woods, 19. 55-John Levitt.

“A” Feature: 1. 11d-Danny Wagner, 2. 40-Derek Rosse, 3. 41-Tony Martin, 4. 76-Glenn Sciarani, 5. 33h-Jim Slaugh, 6. 4x-Cecilia Dillie, 7. 18h-Jerry Hislop, 8. 11r-Charlie Drager, 9. 75c-Bill Tracey, 10. 19-John Foster, 11. 16r-Jerry Hunter, 12. 17x-Sonny Wahl, 13. 76x-Brian Hatlestad, 14. 2n-Cale Rudy, 15. 20-Levi Rudy, 16. 88r-Keith Welch, 17. 12-Pat Hennessey, 18. 75r-Don Morrison, 19. 11-Heather Hennessey, 20. 11b-Darren Brown, 21. 00x-Grant William, 22. 2-Mike Williams, 23. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 24. 12v-John Isabella.

 

 

Veal Heads Up An All South West Victorian Podium

Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Champion Jamie Veal continued his golden run at Premier Speedway this evening when he claimed victory in the Preliminary Feature event to cap off proceedings for night two of the 2016 Lucas Oil Australian Sprintcar Championship.

With Chace Karpenko producing a career best qualifying performance throughout his two qualifying night heat races, the driver of the NT21 started from pole position for the 30 lap feature event.

Alongside Karpenko was the ACT18 of 2014 Knoxville Raceway Track Champion Ian Madsen and it was Madsen who stole the march in his rivals as he led the field after the opening lap as Veal began to move forward from his position four starting position.

On lap two, the S22 of Chad Ely was the first retirement after his front wing became dislodged.

With Madsen trying to run and hide the large crowd on hand were treated to multiple slide jobs as both Madsen and Veal traded blows and positions at the front of the field.

On lap 13 the yellow lights blinked on as Robbie Farr ground to a halt in the NQ7 entry after he too enjoyed a near faultless qualifying run which saw the 2004 Aussie Champ begin the race from position three.

The next major delay in proceedings came when the power plant on the Q36 entry of Luke Oldfield expired, depositing a large amount of oil on the racing surface, which resulted in a lengthy red light stoppage.

At the resumption it was Madsen who again led the way while Veal continued to work the high side of the track as the gap closed. Then on lap 25 Veal managed to slide Madsen for the lead on the entry to turn one before Madsen spun the ACT18 on entry to turn three resulting in the demise of not only the one time race leader but also Chace Karpenko who has strode his way into podium contention, while Steven Lines dynamic run from position nine also was impeded slightly as he flipped the W3 machine resulting in severe top wing damage.

At the resumption it was all Veal as the five laps passed by in the blink of an eye with the dominant V35 entry taking the win ahead of Darren Mollenoyux and the ever consistent John Vogels who again impressed having progressed to third from an eighth place starting position.

Rounding out the official top five were Jason Kendrick who also showed immense car speed as he sped from position 12 on the grid.

Tim Van Ginneken (V36), Dion Bellman (V40), Daniel Pestka (V88), Ian Loudoun (V3) and Max Dumesny (V5) who rounded out the top ten followed them.

They were followed by Luke Walker (V67), Darren Jensen (Q75), Lines (W3) and Keke Falland (S78).

The DNF’s consisted of Ian Madsen (ACT18), Chace Karpenko (NT21), Luke Oldfield (Q36), Matt Smith (N11), Robbie Farr (NQ7) and Chad Ely (S22).

Earlier in the program the B-Main was won by Luke Oldfield (Q36) ahead of Chad Ely (S22), Max Dumesny (V5) and Keke Falland (S78), while the last chance C-Main saw Jamie Bricknell (T55) and Dennis Jones (V17) tag onto the back of the B-Main.

The heat races, of which there were eight in total were won by Steven Lines, John Vogels, Darren Jensen, Dion Bellman, Tim Van Ginneken, Luke Walker, Daniel Pestka and James Thompson.

The points standing after night two of the 54th Lucas Oil Australian Sprintcar Championship as presented by Red Ed’s Sheds is as follows:

1 V37 Grant Anderson 136.5 12.889
2 W2 Brooke Tatnell 132 12.995
3 W26 Luke Dillon 131 12.216
4 W12 Daniel Harding 129 12.315
5 N29 Kerry Madsen 127.5 12.954
6 W57 Shaun Bradford 126 12.935
7 V35 Jamie Veal 124 11.553
8 N92 Sam Walsh 124 12.888
9 A1 David Murcott 123 12.554
10 S19 Bradley Keller 122.5 12.307
11 V77 Darren Mollenoyux 119.5 11.28
12 S97 Matt Egel 119.5 13.088
13 V26 Nick Lacey 119.5 13.559
14 V88 Daniel Pestka 118.5 11.271
15 N7 Toby Bell-Bowen 118 11.627
16 V70 John Vogels 117 10.997
17 NT21 Chace Karpenko 117 11.338
18 Act18 Ian Madsen 116.5 11.387
19 V40 Dion Bellman 115 11.286
20 NQ7 Robbie Farr 115 11.481
21 W11 Jason Kendrick 114.5 11.266
22 Q75 Darren Jensen 112.5 11.279
23 W3 Steve Lines 112 11.025
24 V36 Tim Van Ginneken 109.5 11.566
25 W77 Brad Maiolo 109.5 12.922
26 V67 Luke Walker 109 11.488
27 V3 Ian Loudoun 108 11.372
28 S2 Craig Vanderstelt 108 13.287
29 N11 Matthew Smith 107.5 11.668
30 Act21 Shaun Dobson 104.5 13.138
31 V47 Tim Rankin 104 12.562
32 V5 Max Dumesny 103.5 11.933
33 N21 Garry Brazier 103 12.641
34 NQ5 Danny Reidy 103 13.257
35 N38 Max Johnson 102.5 13.298
36 W56 James Thompson 101.5 11.65
37 Q36 Luke Oldfield 100 11.627
38 Q25 Andrew Scheuerle 98.5 13.004
39 V55 Ashley Scott 97 13.706
40 S22 Chad Ely 96.5 11.433
41 S78 Keke Falland 95.5 11.781
42 V21 Jamie Hennessy 95.5 12.588
43 V48 Adam King 93.5 13.125
44 Q16 Bryan Mann 92 13.258
45 V19 Daniel Newnham 91.5 11.747
46 N47 Marcus Dumesny 90.5 12.251
47 NQ25 James McFadden 90 11.536
48 W99 Jamie Maiolo 90 13.344
49 V68 Brett Milburn 89 11.532
50 V42 Jye O’Keeffe 88.5 12.463
51 Q59 Kevin Titman 88 11.776
52 V74 Michael Cunningham 88 13.373
53 Act99 Jay Waugh 87.5 11.732
54 V98 Peter Doukas 87 11.667
55 N17 Marty Perovich 86.5 11.511
56 W45 Daryl Clayden 86.5 11.647
57 NT62 Ben Atkinson 86 11.524
58 V25 Jack Lee 85.5 13.828
59 S24 Ricky Maiolo 83.5 12.228
60 S20 Glen Sutherland 83.5 13.014
61 S86 Brendan Guerin 83 11.707
62 N48 Jackson Delamont 81.5 13.224
63 N75 Glen Saville 81 11.586
64 V57 Matthew Dumesny 81 12.851
65 T45 Kurt Luttrell 81 12.99
66 T55 Jamie Bricknell 80.5 11.639
67 Q6 Steven Rowell 80.5 12.656
68 V95 Ryan Davis 80 13.483
69 T14 Mark House 78 12.157
70 W14 Jason Pryde 76.5 13.197
71 V17 Dennis Jones 74 11.394
72 S37 Terry Kelly 73.5 11.664
73 V12 Kristy Ellis 72.5 13.138
74 N 20 Troy Little 71.5 11.859
75 NQ44 Brandon Rawlings 68.5 12.195
76 T7 Tim Hutchins 66 13.572
77 W49 Ryan Jones 65 14.157
78 V72 Jake Smith 63 11.585
79 N36 Eddie Lumbar 61.5 13.277
80 S72 Jamie Stark 61 12.921
81 W25 Taylor Millings 59 11.677
82 V96 Andy Caruana 59 13.364
83 S45 Jake Tranter 57 11.785
84 Q41 Mitchell Gee 56 14.095
85 V16 Kris Lacey 55 12.171
86 V60 Jordyn Charge 54.5 13.171
87 Act55 Brenten Farrer 54 11.783
88 N35 Peter O'Neill 53.5 14.371
89 S44 Daniel Evans 51 13.476
90 S4 Phil March 50.5 14.637
91 N79 Peter Bourke 48.5 11.895
92 T29 Robin Dawkins 48 12.258
93 N12 Thomas Jeffery 47.5 11.701
94 NQ9 Nathan McFarlane 47.5 14.374
95 V84 Sam Wren 46 14.813
96 N24 Blake Skipper 43 14.081
97 Q21 Jordyn Brazier 39 12.606
98 V64 David Aldersley 36.5 14.688
99 V51 Peter Milnes 33 12.636

Night Three of the 54th Lucas Oil Australian Sprintcar Championship will be held at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool on Sunday January 31, 2016.

 

 

Anderson Tops The Charts As Tatnell Takes Night One Of Aussie Title

Brooke Tatnell’s chances of claiming a sixth Australian Championship took a giant leap forward on Friday night at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool when he claimed victory after a race long battle with 2003 Champion Kerry Madsen and early pace-setter Grant Anderson.

On a race track that provided many passing options the race craft of both Tatnell and Madsen was on show for all to see, while New South Welshman Sam Walsh also provided many highlights with his charge up the pecking order from position eight until a late race caution all but sealed his fate.

Anderson was the early pace setter, managing to stay abreast of pole sitter Luke Dillon in the early laps, until Tatnell and Madsen along with defending Aussie Champ David Murcott began to stamp their authority on proceedings.

It took Tatnell, who was battling illness, until lap 23 to get by Anderson for the lead as Madsen continued to pepper away at the new race leader.

Anderson did all he could to try to maintain a podium finish before Murcott slipped by in the shadows of the finish line on lap 26.

A late race caution bunched the field together with five to run but there was to be no denying Tatnell who claimed opening night honors from Kerry Madsen and David Murcott with Anderson hanging on for fourth just ahead of Sam Walsh.

Rounding out the top ten were Nick Lacey 6th (started 11th), Daniel Harding 7th (started 3rd), Brad Keller 8th (started 7th), Shaun Bradford 9th (started 5th) and Matt Egel 10th (started 10th).

The remaining finishers were Danny Reidy 11th (started 18th), Andrew Scheuerle 12th (started 19th), Tim Rankin 13th (started 17th) and Jamie Hennessy 14th (started 20th).

Those classed as non-finishers were the ACT21 of Shaun Dobson, the S2 of Craig Venderstelt along with Luke Dillon, Bradley Maiolo, Garry Brazier and Max Johnston.

Earlier in the program the B-Main was won by Tim Rankin, from Danny Reidy, Andrew Scheuerle and Jamie Hennessy, while the last chance C-Main saw Ryan Jones and Kristy Ellis tag onto the back of the B-Main.

The heat races, of which there were eight in total were won by Bradley Keller, Sam Walsh, Luke Dillon, Tim Rankin, Brad Maiolo, Grant Anderson, Shaun Bradford and Nick Lacey.

The points standing after night one of the 54th Lucas Oil Australian Sprintcar Championship as presented by Red Ed’s Sheds are as follows:

1 V37 Grant Anderson 136.5 12.889
2 W2 Brooke Tatnell 132 12.995
3 W26 Luke Dillon 131 12.216
4 W12 Daniel Harding 129 12.315
5 N29 Kerry Madsen 127.5 12.954
6 W57 Shaun Bradford 126 12.935
7 N92 Sam Walsh 124 12.888
8 A1 David Murcott 123 12.554
9 S19 Bradley Keller 122.5 12.307
10 S97 Matt Egel 119.5 13.088
11 V26 Nick Lacey 119.5 13.559
12 W77 Brad Maiolo 109.5 12.922
13 S2 Craig Vanderstelt 108 13.287
14 Act21 Shaun Dobson 104.5 13.138
15 V47 Tim Rankin 104 12.562
16 N21 Garry Brazier 103 12.641
17 NQ5 Danny Reidy 103 13.257
18 N38 Max Johnson 102.5 13.298
19 Q25 Andrew Scheuerle 98.5 13.004
20 V55 Ashley Scott 97 13.706
21 V21 Jamie Hennessy 95.5 12.588
22 V48 Adam King 93.5 13.125
23 Q16 Bryan Mann 92 13.258
24 W99 Jamie Maiolo 90 13.344
25 V42 Jye O’Keeffe 88.5 12.463
26 V74 Michael Cunningham 88 13.373
27 V25 Jack Lee 85.5 13.828
28 S20 Glen Sutherland 83.5 13.014
29 N48 Jackson Delamont 81.5 13.224
30 V57 Matthew Dumesny 81 12.851
31 T45 Kurt Luttrell 81 12.99
32 Q6 Steven Rowell 80.5 12.656
33 V95 Ryan Davis 80 13.483
34 W14 Jason Pryde 76.5 13.197
35 V12 Kristy Ellis 72.5 13.138
36 T7 Tim Hutchins 66 13.572
37 W49 Ryan Jones 65 14.157
38 N36 Eddie Lumbar 61.5 13.277
39 S72 Jamie Stark 61 12.921
40 V96 Andy Caruana 59 13.364
41 Q41 Mitchell Gee 56 14.095
42 V60 Jordyn Charge 54.5 13.171
43 N35 Peter O'Neill 53.5 14.371
44 S44 Daniel Evans 51 13.476
45 S4 Phil March 50.5 14.637
46 NQ9 Nathan McFarlane 47.5 14.374
47 V84 Sam Wren 46 14.813
48 N24 Blake Skipper 43 14.081
49 V64 David Aldersley 36.5 14.688

Night Two of the 54th Lucas Oil Australian Sprintcar Championship will be held at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool on Saturday January 30, 2016.

 

 

New Jersey Driver Wins Night One Of The Eagle Jet Top Sprints At East Bay Raceway Park

GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway on Friday night for night number one of the 40th Annual Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park as it was 63 year old driver Jeff Taylor from Cherry Hill, NJ pulling into Victory Lane in the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints Feature event. There were 19 cars on hand to compete on their first night of two at the famed Clay By The Bay.

Red flag came out on lap seven as Riverview’s Keith Butler caught a wheelie and another car taking a slow roll on his side. Driver was okay and he collected Johnny Petrozelle as he rolled and landed back on his wheels.

Jeff Taylor led the field from start to finish winning the 25-lap feature event and also picking up the Jeff Barfield Clean Sweep Award picking up and extra $200. Taylor was in a 305 c.i. motor and said it was a momentum motor. When asked if it was his first time here he said he ran here about 10 years ago in a 410 Sprint. Taylor was quick to thank everyone at East Bay for welcoming them with open arms over the last few days with all the weather that was in the area. He also thanked C&B Mushrooms and Jerrical Engines.

Action continues tomorrow night with the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints returning for night number two..For information, visit eastbayracewaypark.com or call 813-677-7223.
Top Gun Sprints 1/29/2016

A-Main:1. Jeff Taylor (Cherry Hill, NJ), 2. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 3. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 4. Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 5. Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL), 6. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 7. Shawn Murray (Jacksonville, FL), 8. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 9. Kurt Taylor (Brandon, FL), 10. Dennis Misuraca (Sanford, FL), 11. Guy Bos (Largo, FL), 12. Johnnie Alexander (Tampa, FL), 13. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL), 14. Tim George (Venice, FL), 15. Daniel Peeples (Riverview, FL), 16. Keith Butler (Riverview, FL), 17. Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 18. Aileen Collins-Love (Lando Lakes, FL), 19. Andrew Griffin (Clearwater, FL),

Heat Race 1:1. Jeff Taylor (Cherry Hill, NJ), 2. Keith Butler (Riverview, FL), 3. Tim George (Venice, FL), 4. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL), 5. Aileen Collins-Love (Lando Lakes, FL), 6. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL)

Heat Race 2:1. Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 2. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 3. Dennis Misuraca (Sanford, FL), 4. Kurt Taylor (Brandon, FL), 5. Johnnie Alexander (Tampa, FL), 6. Andrew Griffin (Clearwater, FL)

Heat Race 3:1. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 2. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 3. Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL), 4. Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 5. Shawn Murray (Jacksonville, FL), 6. Daniel Peeples (Riverview, FL), 7. Guy Bos (Largo, FL)

 

RYAN FLORES SETS NEW THREE QUARTER MIDGET QUALIFYING RECORD IN ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL; DiMATTIA, LICHTY, RUDOLPH, TIDMAN SCORE TQ QUALIFIER WINS; DYLAN STEUER, JOEY BRUNING BEST SLINGSHOT AND CHAMP KART TIME TRIALS FRIDAY NIGHT

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 29, 2016 . . . Ryan Flores, formerly of Monmouth County, N.J., but now living in Mooresville, N.C., where he works for the Roger Penske NASCAR Sprint Cup team with driver Joey Logano, out-qualified the 92-car Three Quarter (TQ) Midget field inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall Friday night and set a new track record in the process.

Flores’ 7.937 lap time shattered the 8.029 one lap standard set by Erick Rudolph in 2015 qualifying. Rudolph broke his former mark with a 7.980 lap time and Jimmy Blewett’s 8.000 third place clocking was also under the previous record mark.

“These indoor TQ races are the only racing I do all year,” Flores said. “Mark Lafler (car builder) really helped me today getting the set up perfect.”

Four twenty-car, twenty-lap TQ Midget A-Qualifiers were won by 19-year old Purdue University engineering student Tony DiMattia over Zane Zeiner and Tim Buckwalter; by Canadian Mike Lichty in a wild affair that saw leaders Andy Jankowiak and Jimmy Blewett tangle while battling for the lead, only to return to the fray and finish second and third; by defending Gambler’s Classic winner Erick Rudolph, who marched from tenth to first in just three laps, and by Ryan Tidman, past ATQMRA Midget circuit champion who drove Donna and Lenny Boyd’s TQ to victory, like Rudolph from a tenth place start.

As a result of the time trial and heat race finishes, Rudolph, Zeiner, Blewett, Lichty, Tidman, Anthony Sesely, Rob Vivona, Buckwalter and DiMattia are all locked into the Saturday night Gambler’s Classic.

A ten-lap TQ Non-Qualifier race was the first race of the Friday night program. Jack Conover was the winner.

In Slinger Warehouse Slingshot action, thirteen year old Dylan Steuer, who had competed only after receiving a special age waiver from the New Jersey the week before the race, turned a 9.884 second lap to outpace a field of 45 entries, 42 of whom took time.

A trio of Slingshot A-Qualifying heat races, each at 12 laps, were won by Frank Yankowski, John Aumick and Joe Toth.

Champ Kart qualifying was paced by Joey Bruning, an Orange County Fair Speedway weekly Sportsman racer. Bruning’s 9.442 sec. lap surpassed a 48 car field.

Three twelve lap Champ Kart heat races were taken by James Hayden, Richie Davidowitz and Eric Zeh.

The climactic Saturday night of NAPA Know How Racing Weekend for the VP Racing Fuels TQ Midget Series presented by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions starts at 7:00 PM with TQ heat races followed by the Slingshot 24-car, 25-lap feature.

A TQ Dash, three TQ B-Mains, and the Champ Kart 24-car, 25-lap A-Main precede the 14th annual Gambler’s Classic TQ Midget feature with 26 starters running over a 40-lap distance.

First TQ A Qualifier Finish (20): 1. Tony DiMattia, 2. Zane Zeiner, 3. Tim Buckwalter, 4. Andrew Nye, 5. Ryan Preece, 6. Lou Cicconi, 7. Brett Michalski, 8. Jack Conover, 9. Josh Dalrymple, 10. Steve Craig, 11. Adam Bertemy, 12. Neal Williams, 13. John Ivy, 14. Jesse Maurer, 15. Nick Ladyga, 16. Earl Paules, 17. Pat Bealer, 18. Ryan Susice, 19. Shawn McCaughey, 20. Brett Conkling.

Second TQ A Qualifier Finish (20): 1. Mike Lichty, 2. Andy Jankowkiak, 3. Jimmy Blewett, 4. Luke Thomas, 5. Patrick Emerling, 6. Matt Remick, 7. Bobby Holmes, 8. Tommy Catalano, 9. Joey Payne, 10. Scott Kreutter, 11. Mark Yoder, 12. Chad Jones, 13. Sheldon Iudicello, 14. Ted Christopher, 15. Aaron Bartemy, 16. Chris deRitis, 17. Ryan Bartlett, 18. Bruce Leote, 19. Anthony Payne, 20. Andrew Krause.

Third TQ A Qualifier Finish (20): 1. Erick Rudolph, 2. Shawn Nye, 3. Jonathan Reid, 4. DJ Shaw, 5. Rob Vivona, 6. Mike Iles, 7. Christopher Allen Jr., 8. Robert Geibel, 9. Bob Baker, 10. Jason Treat, 11. David Calabrese, 12. Russ Gamester, 13. Jeff Kot, 14. Austin Bishop, 15. AJ Hessler, 16. Kyle Lick, 17. Tim Proctor, 18. Brandon Knupp, 19. Timmy Nye, 20. Stefani Palmai.

Fourth TQ A Qualifier Finish (20): 1. Ryan Tidman, 2. Rob Neely, 3. Matt Roselli, 4. Matt Janisch, 5. Anthony Sesely, 6. Thomas Fraschetta, 7. Geoffrey Sutton, 8. James Friesen, 9. Chris Hirt, 10. Eddie Strada, 11. Ronnie Flaim, 12. Louie Horvath, 13. Brad Lamberson, 14. Steve Kemery, 15. Ryan Preece, 16. Brandon Azzallina, 17. Alex Bright, 18. Ryan Flores, 19. Justin Bonsignore, 20. Dakota Kessler.

 

Clauson & Thornton Reign Supreme in Winter Challenge Round Four!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 29, 2016) – Bryan Clauson and Ricky Thornton, Jr., maintained the hottest of Winter Challenge 2016 hands on Friday night as both drivers posted their third triumphs in the fourth round of competition atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

While Clauson captured another USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Car feature victory and Thornton, Jr., topped the IMCA Modifieds for a third time as well, other Friday night winners included Matt Martinez in IMCA Stock Car vs. Pure Stock action, Jason Crowe in IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades and John Isabella in Dwarf Cars.

Noblesville, Indiana’s Bryan Clauson continued his mastery of the 1/3-mile CSP clay oval by racing into the lead on the fourth round and then checking out on the field in the 30-lapper to make it three-for-four in USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car action at Winter Challenge 2016.

Gridding the field fifth in Mike Martin’s Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing No. 16, Clauson was up to second within two laps and then slipped underneath Brian Hosford to take command in turns one and two on the fourth round.

With just one caution after ten laps slowing the pace, Clauson cruised to a comfortable victory and his fourth overall win in the 10th race of his “Circular Insanity” pursuit of 200 races in 2016.

“We let the one Sunday get away, the guys worked hard all week to make sure that didn’t happen again,” Clauson commented in victory lane after the $2,000 triumph. “We threw some different things at it and what we tried tonight really brought this thing to life.”

In Clauson’s wake, Stevie Sussex rallied on the high side from 11th all the way to second by the midway point and then fought off R.J. Johnson over the closing circuits to secure runner-up honors. Johnson crossed the stripe third for his fourth top-four run in as many Winter Challenge events with Charles Davis, Jr., and Josh Hodges rounding out the top five.

Racing from the front row, Ricky Thornton, Jr., set the pace all the way for the second race in a row to make it three-for-four in Winter Challenge action aboard the No. 20rt.

Round Two winner Hunter Marriott tried to chase down Thornton, Jr., to match up the score at two apiece but had to settle for second with Joey Moriarty, 16th-starter Tim Ward and 18th-starter Brian Schultz rounding out the top five.

Matt Martinez emerged atop a rough and tumble Pure Stock feature to even the score at two wins each along with George Fronsman. After outdueling Vincent Depalma in the early going, Martinez held off Fronsman over the closing rounds to secure the win with Cody Center, Lonnie Foss and Richard Veralrud among the top five.

John Isabella rallied from the tail of the Dwarf Car “B” Main for the win and then raced from 13th to win the “A” Main ahead of 14th-starter Keith Welch and Darren Brown while Jason Crowe raced from four rows deep to take Renegade honors ahead of pole starter Paul O’Connor and Dave Barnes.

Winter Challenge 2016 at Canyon Speedway Park concludes Saturday night with a full slate of USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks, IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades and Dwarf Cars firing off at 5:00 p.m.

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January 29, 2016 – Winter Challenge 2016 Night Four of Five Results

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 2. 51-R.J. Johnson, 3. 5-Tye Mihocko, 4. 45-Bob Strait, 5. 5x-Matt McCarthy, 6. 54-Landon Cling, 7. 48T-Thomas Ogle.

Heat Two: 1. 22b-Brian Hosford, 2. 13-Dennis Gile, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 5. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 6. 98-Matt Lundy, 7. 50x-Will Perkins.

Heat Three: 1. 16-Mike Martin, 2. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 3. 74x-Josh Hodges, 4. 2x-Larry Gibson, 5. 27w-Guy Weedman, 6. 17k-Kyle Danielson.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 2. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 3. 51-R.J. Johnson, 4. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 74x-Josh Hodges, 6. 16-Mike Martin, 7. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 8. 22b-Brian Hosford, 9. 5-Tye Mihocko, 10. 13-Dennis Gile, 11. 98-Matt Lundy, 12. 54-Brandon Cling, 13. 45-Bob Strait, 14. 27w-Guy Weedman, 15. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 16. 50x-Will Perkins, 17. 2x-Larry Gibson, 18. 5x-Matt McCarthy, 19. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 20. 17k-Kyle Danielson.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 40jr-Bubba Stanford, 2. 198-Robert Sawyer II, 3. 60-Anthony Roth, 4. 25-Paul Nelson, 5. 12-Guy Norton, 6. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 7. 78-Steve Stultz, 8. 14-Bryan Ledbetter, Jr.

Heat Two: 1. 62-Hunter Marriott, 2. X-Josh Rogotzke, 3. 5z-Zack Madrid, 4. 66p-Paul Stone, 5. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 6. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 7. 97-Josh Sneed, 8. 15s-William Slocum.

Heat Three: 1. 19sb-Lance Mari, 2. 44-Jason Noll, 3. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 4. 87-Curt Lund, 5. 4tw-Tim Ward, 6. 17-Justin Miller, 7. 24-Mike Martin, 8. 14a-Chase Alvez.

Heat Four: 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 51-Joey Moriarty, 3. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 4. L8-Brian Schultz, 5. 59-Mark Stewart, 6. 00-Nate Warren, 7. 75c-Bo Partain.

“B” Main: 1. 59-Mark Stewart, 2. L8-Brian Schultz, 3. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 4. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 5. 12-Guy Norton, 6. 24-Mike Martin, 7. 78-Steve Stultz, 8. 17-Justin Miller, 9. 00-Nate Warren, 10. 25-Paul Nelson, 11. 97-Josh Sneed, 12. 14-Bryan Ledbetter, Jr., 13. 14a-Chase Alvez, 14. 75c-Bo Partain, 15. 15s-William Slocum.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 62-Hunter Marriott, 3. 51-Joey Moriarty, 4. 4tw-Tim Ward, 5. L8-Brian Schultz, 6. 66p-Paul Stone, 7. 44-Jason Noll, 8. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 9. 87-Curt Lund, 10. 5z-Zack Madrid, 11. X-Josh Rogotzke, 12. 12-Guy Norton, 13. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 14. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 15. 78-Steve Stultz, 16. 24-Mike Martin, 17. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 18. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 19. 17-Justin Miller, 20. 19sb-Lance Mari, 21. 198-Robert Sawyer II, 22. 60-Anthony Roth, 23. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 24. 59-Mark Stewart.

IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. 23jr-Matt Martinez, 2. $-Cody Center, 3. 53-Justin Thornton, 4. 7-Vance Honea, 5. 41-George Fronsman, 6. 15-Mark Madrid, 7. 11-Richard Veralrud.

Heat Two: 1. 98-Vincent Depalma, 2. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 3. 00-Lonnie Foss, 4. 06az-Kenny Wyman, Jr., 5. 17-Harland Morehart, 6. 41r-Robert Linn.

“A” Feature: 1. 23jr-Matt Martinez, 2. 41-George Fronsman, 3. $-Cody Center, 4. 00-Lonnie Foss, 5. 11-Richard Veralrud, 6. 41r-Robert Linn, 7. 98-Vincent Depalma, 8. 06az-Kenny Wyman, Jr., 9. 15-Mark Madrid, 10. 7-Vance Honea, 11. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 12. 17-Harland Morehart, 13. 53-Justin Thornton.

IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades:

Heat One: 1. 9-Paul O’Connor, 2. 23-Dave Barnes, 3. 4h-Brian Hyatt, 4. 16b-Richard Bennett, 5. 5z-Merle Zachrison, 6. 45k-Mark Kilian, 7. 54-James Turensky, 8. 13-Jason Crowe, 9. 101-Troy Barnes, 10. 15-Wayne Dunsworth.

“A” Feature: 1. 13-Jason Crowe, 2. 9-Paul O’Connor, 3. 23-Dave Barnes, 4. 16b-Richard Bennett, 5. 5z-Merle Zachrison, 6. 4h-Brian Hyatt, 7. 54-James Turensky, 8. 45k-Mark Kilian, 9. 15-Wayne Dunsworth, 10. 101-Troy Barnes.

Dwarf Cars:

Heat One: 1. 00x-Grant William, 2. 41-Tony Martin, 3. 46-Mike Moyer, 4. 14x-Bill Strobal, 5. 66-Frank Rhodes, 6. 86c-Jenn Lessig, 7. 17y-Tim Berner, 8. 12v-John Isabella.

Heat Two: 1. 76-Glenn Sciarani, 2. 7-Eric Muse, 3. 78c-Jason Woods, 4. 11r-Charlie Drager, 5. 26-Justin Fletcher, 6. 53-David Siness, 7. 17x-Kevin Terrell, 8. 16r-Jerry Hunter.

Heat Three: 1. 11-Darren Brown, 2. 11d-Dennis Wagner, 3. 18h-Jerry Hislop, 4. 88r-Keith Welch, 5. 19-John Foster, 6. 27-Rusty Degroat, 7. 08-Chris Trimino.

Heat Four: 1. 2-Mike Williams, 2. 33h-Jim Slaugh, 3. 75c-Bill Tracey, 4. 4x-Cecilia Dillie, 5. 47-Steve Kapaun, 6. 55-John Levitt, 7. 75r-Don Morrison.

“B” Feature: 1. 12v-John Isabella, 2. 88r-Keith Welch, 3. 19-John Foster, 4. 11r-Charlie Drager, 5. 47-Steve Kapaun, 6. 27-Rusty Degroat, 7. 4x-Cecilia Dillie, 8. 66-Frank Rhodes, 9. 86c-Jenn Lessig, 10. 17x-Kevin Terrell, 11. 53-David Siness, 12. 17y-Tim Berner, 13. 14x-Bill Strobal, 14. 55-John Levitt, 15. 16r-John Hunter, 16. 08-Chris Trimino, 17. 26-Justin Fletcher.

“A” Feature: 1. 12v-John Isabella, 2. 88r-Keith Welch, 3. 11-Darren Brown, 4. 18h-Jerry Hislop, 5. 4x-Cecilia Dillia, 6. 33h-Jim Slaugh, 7. 41-Tony Martin, 8. 76-Glenn Sciarani, 9. 27-Rusty Degroat, 10. 2-Mike Williams, 11. 86c-Jenn Lessig, 12. 46-Mike Moyer, 13. 75c-Bill Tracey, 14. 11r-Charlie Drager, 15. 19-John Foster, 16. 17x-Kevin Terrell, 17. 17y-Tim Berner, 18. 66-Frank Rhodes, 19. 11d-Danny Wagner, 20. 78c-Jason Woods, 21. 7-Eric Muse, 22. 00x-Grant William, 23. 47-Steve Kapaun, 24. 53-David Siness.

 

 

Hodges & Thornton Shine on Winter Challenge Night Three!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 24, 2016) – Josh Hodges and Ricky Thornton, Jr., captured the lion’s share of Sunday night honors at Canyon Speedway Park by racing to victory lane in Round Three of Winter Challenge action atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

While New Mexico’s Hodges hustled to USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Car victory lane and Thornton, Jr., topped his second IMCA Modified feature of the weekend, other Sunday night winners included George Fronsman in IMCA Stock Car vs. Pure Stock action, Jarrett Martin in Micro Sprints and Chaz Baca, Jr., in Mod Lites.

Bryan Clauson may have been gunning for a third consecutive USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car Winter Challenge win in as many rounds, but Tijeras, NM, shoe Josh Hodges had the answer aboard the Jackson Compaction No. 74x machine.

Working his way forward from the 11th starting position, Hodges emerged atop a spirited three-way tussle through traffic with Clauson and R.J. Johnson. Hodges held the advantage when the red flag flew for a lapped car that exited the part in turn two just seven laps shy of the checkered flag and then held on over the final rounds to secure the $4,000 payday.

“It worked to our benefit running third there in traffic, I could go where they weren’t,” Hodges explained afterward. “Those last five laps took forever, man I’m ecstatic now.”

Falling just a couple of car-lengths short at the line, R.J. Johnson settled for runner-up honors for the second night in a row while Clauson settled for the show position after the duo swapped second repeatedly over the final seven-lap dash to the stripe.

Johnson had taken the lead from Kenny Perkins on the third lap and set the pace until the battle for the point intensified just past the midway point when Clauson briefly slipped by on several occasions and then Hodges hustled out front.

“Lapped cars made for some exciting racing, dipping and diving in traffic was awesome,” Johnson commented afterward.

Clauson commented that, “We were plenty good enough to win, I just didn’t pick the right lines trying to dodge those guys.”

After a lap six spin in turn two while running second, Charles Davis, Jr., rallied back through the field to capture fourth with Shon Deskins rounding out the top five.

Racing from the pole position, Arizona ace Ricky Thornton, Jr., led all 25 laps to post his second win in three rounds of Winter Challenge action, keeping the field at bay throughout.

Tim Ward worked his way up from ninth in short order and chased Thornton, Jr., to the line with Saturday night winner Hunter Marriott rounding out the podium in third. Anthony Roth and Cody Laney rounded out the top five.

Thornton, Jr., was one of four drivers to captured second wins of the weekend during the evening. George Fronsman scored his second Pure Stock win in as many nights by beating 13th-starter Matt Martinez to the stripe, Jarrett Martin took his second Micro Sprint checkered flag of the weekend ahead of Colton Hardy and Chaz Baca, Jr., raced from four rows deep for his second Mod Lite victory ahead of Jake Boyle.

Winter Challenge 2016 continues with Round Four action going green on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at Canyon Speedway Park with a full slate of USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks, IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades and Dwarf Cars.

Canyon Speedway Park

January 24, 2016 – Winter Challenge 2016 Night Three of Five Results

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 2. 98-Matt Lundy, 3. 51-R.J. Johnson, 4. 22b-Brian Hosford, 5. 16-Mike Martin, 6. 13-Dennis Gile, 7. 74x-Josh Hodges, 8. 27w-Guy Weedman, 9. 34-Tanner Grau.

Heat Two: 1. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 2. 20-Shon Deskins, 3. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 4. 50x-Will Perkins, 5. 4-David Dykes, 6. 45-Bob Strait, 7. 58-Connor Strait, 8. 5x-Matt McCarthy.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 74x-Josh Hodges, 2. 51-R.J. Johnson, 3. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 4. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 20-Shon Deskins, 6. 98-Matt Lundy, 7. 13-Dennis Gile, 8. 16-Mike Martin, 9. 22b-Brian Hosford, 10. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 11. 45-Bob Strait, 12. 34-Tanner Grau, 13. 4-David Dykes, 14. 27w-Guy Weedman, 15. 5x-Matt McCarthy, 16. 50x-Will Perkins, 17. 58-Connor Strait.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 87-Curt Lund, 2. 59-Mark Stewart, 3. X-Josh Rogotzke, 4. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 5. 66k-Kyle Strickler, 6. X04-Mike Strobl, 7. 17-Justin Miller, 8. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 9. 4r-Ross Statham.

Heat Two: 1. 24s-Steve Simpson, Jr., 2. L8-Brian Schultz, 3. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 4. 60-Anthony Roth, 5. 44-Jason Noll, 6. 5z-Zack Madrid, 7. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 8. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 9. 56d-Garth Dushanek.

Heat Three: 1. 5L-Cody Laney, 2. 4tw-Tim Ward, 3. 45-R.C. Whitwell, 4. 174-Ethan Dotson, 5. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 6. 67-Jim Collinsworth, 7. 15s-William Slocum, 8. 00-Nate Warren, 9. 4h-Don Hagan.

Heat Four: 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. S-Collen Winebarger, 3. 62-Hunter Marriott, 4. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 5. 19sb-Lance Mari, 6. 92p-John Parmeley, 7. 45T-Trent Gaust, 8. 66p-Paul Stone, 9. 97-Josh Sneed.

First “B” Main: 1. 44-Jason Noll, 2. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 3. 5z-Zack Madrid, 4. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 5. 45T-Trent Gaust, 6. 17-Justin Miller, 7. 4r-Ross Statham, 8. 67-Jim Collinsworth, 9. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 10. 15s-William Slocum.

Second “B” Main: 1. 19sb-Lance Mari, 2. 66k-Kyle Strickler, 3. X04-Mike Strobl, 4. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 5. 66p-Paul Stone, 6. 00-Nate Warren, 7. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 8. 92p-John Parmeley, 9. 4h-Don Hagan, 10. 97-Josh Sneed.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 4tw-Tim Ward, 3. 62-Hunter Marriott, 4. 60-Anthony Roth, 5. 5L-Cody Laney, 6. 59-Mark Stewart, 7. L8-Brian Schultz, 8. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 9. 44-Jason Noll, 10. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 11. S-Collen Winebarger, 12. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 13. X-Josh Rogotzke, 14. 45-R.C. Whitwell, 15. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 16. 66k-Kyle Strickler, 17. 24s-Steve Simpson, Jr., 18. 174-Ethan Dotson, 19. 5z-Zack Madrid, 20. 87-Curt Lund, 21. X04-Mike Strobl, 22. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 23. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 24. 19sb-Lance Mari.

IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. $-Cody Center, 2. 98-Vincent Depalma, 3. 41-George Fronsman, 4. 7-Gary Everett, 5. 73-Harland Morehart, 6. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 7. 23jr-Matt Martinez.

Heat Two: 1. 53-Justin Thornton, 2. 2m-Joshua McClelland, 3. 00-Lonnie Foss, 4. 11-Richard Veralrud, 5. 06az-Kenny Wiman, Jr., 6. 41r-Robert Linn.

“A” Feature: 1. 41-George Fronsman, 2. 23jr-Matt Martinez, 3. 98-Vincent Depalma, 4. 53-Justin Thornton, 5. 00-Lonnie Foss, 6. $-Cody Center, 7. 11-Richard Veralrud, 8. 2m-Joshua McClelland, 9. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 10. 06az-Kenny Wiman, Jr., 11. 73-Harland Morehart, 12. 41r-Robert Linn, 13. 7-Gary Everett.

Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 41h-Colton Hardy, 2. 52-Tyler Merrill, 3. 7m-Mason Keefer, 4. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 5. 28-Mark Morin, 6. 14L-Logan Heath, 7. 21-Brandon Sutton, 8. 91T-A.J. Miller, 9. 04j-Dale Eliason, Jr.

“A” Feature: 1. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 2. 41h-Colton Hardy, 3. 52-Tyler Merrill, 4. 7m-Mason Keefer, 5. 91T-A.J. Miller, 6. 14L-Logan Heath, 7. 28-Mark Morin, 8. 04j-Dale Eliason, Jr. 9. 21-Brandon Sutton.

Mod Lites:

Heat One: 1. 75-Chaz Baca, Jr., 2. 14-Josh Rivera, 3. 34-Taylor Kuehl, 4. 26-Jake Boyle, 5. 114-Sean Conyers, 6. 91-Sarah Houston, 7. 53az-Karl Ackley, 8. 55-Mike Opoka.

“A” Feature: 1. 75-Chaz Baca, Jr., 2. 26-Jake Boyle, 3. 14-Josh Rivera, 4. 53az-Karl Ackley, 5. 91-Sarah Houston, 6. 114-Sean Conyers, 7. 55-Mike Opoka, 8. 34-Taylor Kuehl.

 

 

Clauson & Marriott Headline Winter Challenge Round Two!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 23, 2016) – Bryan Clauson and Hunter Marriott took center stage by posting Saturday night feature wins as 101 cars filled the pit area at Canyon Speedway Park for the second of five Winter Challenge rounds of competition.

While Indiana’s Clauson bested the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Car ranks for the second night in a row, Missouri’s Marriott bested Friday night winner Ricky Thornton, Jr., for IMCA Modified honors.

Along with Clauson and Marriott, other Saturday night winners included George Fronsman in IMCA Stock Car vs. Pure Stock action, Colton Hardy in Micro Sprints and Josh Rivera in Mod Lites.

After winning Friday night’s USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car Winter Challenge opener, Clauson and the Mike Martin-owned team found themselves in scramble mode when mechanical woes surfaced.

“We had a little trouble with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 16b, we were able to jump into Mike’s backup car,” Clauson explained. “I can’t say enough about how hard those guys work, we didn’t have any laps in that car when we went out for the heat race and we were able to get it working well enough.”

While Clauson gridded the feature field outside the second row, Brian Hosford set the early pace before spinning to a stop in turn three after getting together with a lapped car after eight laps.

Charles Davis, Jr., assumed the point with R.J. Johnson, Josh Hodges and Clauson dicing for position in his wake. Clauson made his way up to second by the time a red flag flew after 17 laps for Guy Weedman, who got on his side in turn one, and then charged by Davis, Jr., on the high side of turns one and two on the restart to take command.

“I screwed up on the restart, I went to the bottom and that wasn’t the right thing to do,” Davis, Jr., commented afterward.

Johnson followed Clauson around Davis, Jr., and tried to mount a late charge, but to no avail. “I tried a couple of Hail Mary’s, it just wasn’t enough.”

Clauson’s second win in as many nights came atop the 1/3-mile clay oval that has been friendly to home over the years. “This is kind of like a home away from home, I don’t really know what it is but we always seem to get around here pretty good.”

Clauson took the checkered flag ahead of Johnson and Davis, Jr., with Hodges crossing the stripe fourth and commenting that, “I don’t think the driver got it done tonight, the car was good enough but I didn’t put it in the right places a few times.”

After his early spin, Hosford rallied back through the field to round out the top five.

In the 25-lap IMCA Modified main event, Brookfield, Missouri’s Hunter Marriott denied a Ricky Thornton, Jr., effort at going two-for-two by battling into the lead on the 18th round en route to victory lane.

While Thornton, Jr., led from the front row at the drop of the green flag, Marriott worked into second and pressured Thornton, Jr., much of the way before sliding into the lead with just seven laps to go.

Thornton, Jr., tried to slide back into the lead with the white flag in sight, only to slide too far sideways and nearly loop it. Marriott escaped to take the win while Thornton, Jr., recovered and held on to the runner-up position ahead of Ethan Dotson, Jason Noll and 13th-starter Paul Stone.

George Fronsman charged from eighth to capture IMCA Stock Car vs. Pure Stock honors ahead of Lonnie Foss and Steve Bitting.

Colton Hardy raced to Micro Sprint victory lane ahead of Jarrett Martin and Dustin Cormany while Josh Rivera ruled the Mod Lite ranks by taking the checkered flag ahead of Chaz Baca, Jr., and Shane Hinsley.

Winter Challenge 2016 continues with Round Three action going green at 5:00 p.m. Sunday night at Canyon Speedway Park with another full slate of USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks, Micro Sprints and Mod Lites.

Canyon Speedway Park

January 23, 2016 – Winter Challenge 2016 Night Two of Five Results

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 74x-Josh Hodges, 2. 13-Dennis Gile, 3. 27w-Guy Weedman, 4. 45-Bob Strait, 5. 4-David Dykes, 6. 16-Mike Martin.

Heat Two: 1. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 4. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 5. 34-Tanner Grau, 6. 50x-Will Perkins.

Heat Three: 1. 51-R.J. Johnson, 2. 22b-Brian Hosford, 3. 11c-Michael Curtis, 4. 12k-Mason Keefer, 5. 58-Connor Strait, 6. 5x-Matt McCarthy.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 2. 51-R.J. Johnson, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 74x-Josh Hodges, 5. 22b-Brian Hosford, 6. 13-Dennis Gile, 7. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 8. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 9. 16-Mike Martin, 10. 11c-Michael Curtis, 11. 34-Tanner Grau, 12. 4-David Dykes, 13. 45-Bob Strait, 14. 58-Connor Strait, 15. 50x-Will Perkins, 16. 12k-Mason Keefer, 17. 27w-Guy Weedman, 18. 5x-Matt McCarthy.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 44-Jason Noll, 2. 174-Ethan Dotson, 3. 5L-Cody Laney, 4. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 5. 24s-Steve Simpson, Jr., 6. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 7. 15s-William Slocum, 8. 14a-Chase Alvez.

Heat Two: 1. 60-Anthony Roth, 2. 62-Hunter Marriott, 3. 5z-Zack Madrid, 4. L8-Brian Schultz, 5. 00-Nate Warren, 6. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 7. X04-Mike Strobl, 8. 4r-Ross Statham.

Heat Three: 1. S-Collen Winebarger, 2. 45-R.C. Whitwell, 3. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 4. 92p-John Parmeley, 5. X-Josh Rogotzke, 6. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 7. 45T-Trent Gaust, 8. 40jr-Bubba Stafford.

Heat Four: 1. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 2. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 7-Marlyn Seidler, 4. 66p-Paul Stone, 5. 66k-Kyle Strickler, 6. 12-Guy Norton, 7. 40-Jeff Stafford, 8. 87-Curt Lund.

Heat Five: 1. 19sb-Lance Mari, 2. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 3. 4tw-Tim Ward, 4. 78-Steve Stultz, 5. 59-Mark Stewart, 6. 17-Justin Miller, 7. 7g-Bryan Gabbard, 8. 25-Paul Nelson.

First “B” Main: 1. 7-Marlyn Seidler, 2. 12-Guy Norton, 3. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 4. 78-Steve Stultz, 5. X-Josh Rogotzke, 6. 15s-William Slocum, 7. 45T-Trent Gaust, 8. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 9. 25-Paul Nelson, 10. 14a-Chase Alvez, 11. 00-Nate Warren, 12. 4r-Ross Statham.

Second “B” Main: 1. 5L-Cody Laney, 2. 66k-Kyle Strickler, 3. 87-Curt Lund, 4. 5z-Zack Madrid, 5. X04-Mike Strobl, 6. 59-Mark Stewart, 7. 40-Jeff Stafford, 8. 24s-Steve Simpson, Jr., 9. 17-Justin Miller, 10. 7g-Bryan Gabbard, 11. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 12. 40jr-Bubba Stafford.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 62-Hunter Marriott, 2. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 174-Ethan Dotson, 4. 44-Jason Noll, 5. 66p-Paul Stone, 6. 60-Anthony Roth, 7. 5L-Cody Laney, 8. 19sb-Lance Mari, 9. 4tw-Tim Ward, 10. 45-R.C. Whitwell, 11. 66k-Kyle Strickler, 12. L8-Brian Schultz, 13. S-Collen Winebarger, 14. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 15. 87-Curt Lund, 16. 92p-John Parmeley, 17. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 18. 12-Guy Norton, 19. 5z-Zack Madrid, 20. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 21. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 22. 78-Steve Stultz, 23. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 24. 7-Marlyn Seidler.

IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. 41-George Fronsman, 2. 7-Steve Bitting, 3. 53-Justin Thornton, 4. 00-Lonnie Foss, 5. 73-Harland Morehart, 6. 06az-Kenny Wiman, Jr., 7. 15-Mark Madrid.

Heat Two: 1. 98-Vincent Depalma, 2. $-Cody Center, 3. 2m-Robert McClelland, 4. 11-Richard Veralrud, 5. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 6. 41r-Robert Linn, 7. 23jr-Matt Martinez.

“A” Feature: 1. 41-George Fronsman, 2. 00-Lonnie Foss, 3. 7-Steve Bitting, 4. 15-Mark Madrid, 5. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 6. 2m-Robert McClelland, 7. 11-Richard Veralrud, 8. $-Cody Center, 9. 98-Vincent Depalma, 10. 73-Harland Morehart, 11. 23jr-Matt Martinez, 12. 53-Justin Thornton, 13. 06az-Kenny Wiman, Jr., 14. 41r-Robert Linn.

Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 2. 99x-Jake Branum, 3. 12-Nick Aiuto, 4. 14L-Logan Heath, 5. 04J-Dale Eliason, 6. 28-Mark Morin.

Heat Two: 1. 41h-Colton Hardy, 2. 37j-Dustin Cormany, 3. 16-Pat Wing, 4. 50-Ray Herrera, 5. 7k-David Tardiff, 6. 21-Brandon Sutton, 7. 52-Cameron La Rose, 8. 91T-James La Rose.

“A” Feature: 1. 41h-Colton Hardy, 2. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 3. 37j-Dustin Cormany, 4. 21-Brandon Sutton, 5. 04J-Dale Eliason, 6. 14L-Logan Heath, 7. 16-Pat Wing, 8. 50-Ray Herrera, 9. 7k-David Tardiff, 10. 52-Cameron La Rose, 11. 28-Mark Morin, 12. 91T-James La Rose, 13. 99x-Jake Branum, 14. 12-Nick Aiuto.

Mod Lites:

Heat One: 1. 1-Brenden Priest, 2. 75-Chaz Baca, Jr., 3. 333-Shane Hinsley, 4. 26-Jake Boyle, 5. 91-Sarah Houston, 6. 98-Jeff Lowe, 7. 55-Mike Opoka.

Heat Two: 1. 96-Hayden Bender, 2. 17x-Ryan Gilleland, 3. 51-John Priest, 4. 14-Josh Rivera, 5. 95-Collin Bender, 6. 114-Sean Conyers, 7. X-Tony Martin, 8. 34-Robert Beebe.

“A” Feature: 1. 14-Josh Rivera, 2. 75-Chaz Baca, Jr., 3. 333-Shane Hinsley, 4. X-Tony Martin, 5. 96-Hayden Bender, 6. 95-Collin Bender, 7. 34-Robert Beebe, 8. 17x-Ryan Gilleland, 9. 98-Jeff Lowe, 10. 55-Mike Opoka, 11. 26-Jake Boyle, 12. 91-Sarah Houston, 13. 1-Brenden Priest, 14. 51-John Priest.

 

 

Clauson Captures Winter Challenge Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 22, 2016) – Bryan Clauson certainly is no stranger to victory lane at Canyon Speedway Park. Neither is Ricky Thornton, Jr.

So it was only fitting that Clauson and Thornton, Jr., were among those to pick off victories in Friday’s opening leg of Canyon Speedway Park’s Winter Challenge 2016.

While Clauson took USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car honors and Thornton, Jr., bested a loaded field of ICMA Modifieds, other Friday night winners included Matt Martinez in IMCA Stock Car vs. Pure Stock action, Jarrett Martin in Micro Sprints and Chaz Baca, Jr., in Mod Lites.

In non-wing USAC Sprint Car action, Indiana’s Clauson gridded the feature field fourth and set sail after early leader Charles Davis, Jr., at the outset.

When Davis, Jr., checked out the low side with traffic in play, Clauson made a quick move into the lead on the top side of turns one and two. Clauson led the rest of the way aboard Mike Martin’s No. 16b entry, denying some late charges from New Mexico’s Josh Hodges, who charged from tenth to take runner-up honors.

“That was kind of a tough loss in Tulsa last weekend, we’re kind of out here licking our wounds right now,” Clauson said of a runner-up finish at last weekend’s Chili Bowl Nationals. “This place has always been good to me, I love racing out here.”

While Clauson took the $2,000 victory ahead of Hodges, Davis, Jr., settled for the show position with defending USAC Southwest champion R.J. Johnson and Dennis Gile rounding out the top five.

With a stellar field of 44 IMCA Modifieds checked in for the night, Ricky Thornton, Jr., defended home turf by leading all 25 laps of the main event.

Thornton, Jr., kept a host of challengers at bay with Jason Noll taking runner-up honors while Lance Mari raced through the field from 21st to claim the show position. Paul Stone and 18th-starter Hunter Marriott rounded out the top five.

Reigning Pure Stock track champion Matt Martinez wasted little time racing from the tenth starting position to take IMCA Stock Car vs. Pure Stock honors ahead of Vincent Depalma and Justin Thornton.

Jarrett Martin was the class of the field in a Micro Sprint race of attrition, taking the checkered flag ahead of Mark Morin and David Tardiff while Chaz Baca, Jr., held off Brenden Priest and Hayden Bender to take Mod Lite honors.

Winter Challenge 2016 continues with Round Two action going green at 5:00 p.m. Saturday night at Canyon Speedway Park with another full slate of USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks, Micro Sprints and Mod Lites.

Canyon Speedway Park

January 22, 2016 – Winter Challenge 2016 Night One of Five Results

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 2. 22b-Brian Hosford, 3. 51-R.J. Johnson, 4. 74x-Josh Hodges, 5. 5-Tye Mihocko, 6. 34-Tanner Grau, 7. 58-Connor Strait.

Heat Two: 1. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 2. 16-Mike Martin, 3. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 4. 12k-Mason Keefer, 5. 4-David Dykes, 6. 50x-Will Perkins, 7. 45-Bob Strait.

Heat Three: 1. 11c-Michael Curtis, 2. 13-Dennis Gile, 3. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 4. 27w-Guy Weedman, 5. 5x-Matt McCarthy, 6. 48T-Thomas Ogle.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 2. 74x-Josh Hodges, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 51-R.J. Johnson, 5. 13-Dennis Gile, 6. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 7. 22b-Brian Hosford, 8. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 9. 11c-Michael Curtis, 10. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 11. 34-Tanner Grau, 12. 27w-Guy Weedman, 13. 45-Bob Strait, 14. 50x-Will Perkins, 15. 16-Mike Martin, 16. 12k-Mason Keefer, 17. 4-David Dykes, 18. 5x-Matt McCarthy, 19. 5-Tye Mihocko, 20. 58-Connor Strait (DNS).

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 223-Cole Peterson, 2. 78-Steve Stultz, 3. 51-Joey Moriarty, 4. 13-Jeff Sheppard, Jr., 5. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 6. L8-Brian Schultz, 7. 15s-William Slocum, 8. X04-Mike Strobl, 9. X-Josh Rogotzke.

Heat Two: 1. S-Collen Winebarger, 2. 66p-Paul Stone, 3. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 4. 62-Hunter Marriott, 5. 40-Jeff Stafford, 6. 45T-Trent Gaust, 7. 14a-Chase Alves, 8. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 9. J1-Dennis Smith.

Heat Three: 1. 5L-Cody Laney, 2. 4tw-Tim Ward, 3. 41-George Fronsman, 4. 19sb-Lance Mari, 5. 66k-Kyle Strickler, 6. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 7. 45-R.C. Whitwell, 8. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 9. 25-Paul Nelson.

Heat Four: 1. 12-Guy Norton, 2. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 4r-Ross Statham, 4. 24s-Steve Simpson, Jr., 5. 5z-Zack Madrid, 6. 174-Ethan Dotson, 7. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 8. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 9. 17-Justin Miller.

Heat Five: 1. 44-Jason Noll, 2. 60-Anthony Roth, 3. 92p-John Parmeley, 4. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 5. 87-Curt Lund, 6. 00-Nate Warren, 7. 59-Mark Stewart, 8. 7-Marlyn Seidler.

First “B” Main: 1. 174-Ethan Dotson, 2. L8-Brian Schultz, 3. 19sb-Lance Mari, 4. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 5. 59-Mark Stewart, 6. 13-Jeff Sheppard, Jr., 7. X-Josh Rogotzke, 8. 92p-John Parmeley, 9. 87-Curt Lund, 10. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 11. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 12. 17-Justin Miller, 13. 45T-Trent Gaust, 14. 7-Marlyn Seidler.

Second “B” Main: 1. 62-Hunter Marriott, 2. 45-R.C. Whitwell, 3. 40-Jeff Stafford, 4. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 5. X04-Mike Strobl, 6. 24s-Steve Simpson, Jr., 7. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 8. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 9. 15s-William Slocum, 10. 14a-Chase Alves, 11. 00-Nate Warren, 12. J1-Dennis Smith, 13. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 14. 25-Paul Nelson.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 44-Jason Noll, 3. 19sb-Lance Mari, 4. 66p-Paul Stone, 5. 62-Hunter Marriott, 6. S-Collen Winebarger, 7. 174-Ethan Dotson, 8. 4tw-Tim Ward, 9. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 10. 12-Guy Norton, 11. 60-Anthony Roth, 12. 41-George Fronsman, 13. 40-Jeff Stafford, 14. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 15. 5z-Zack Madrid, 16. 4r-Ross Statham, 17. 5L-Cody Laney, 18. 223-Cole Peterson, 19. 66k-Kyle Strickler, 20. 51-Joey Moriarty, 21. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 22. 78-Steve Stultz, 23. 45-R.C. Whitwell, 24. L8-Brian Schultz.

IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. 23jr-Matt Martinez, 2. 53-Justin Thornton, 3. 11-Richard Veralrud, 4. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 5. 98-Vincent Depalma, 6. 06-Tommy Wiman.

Heat Two: 1. 73-Harland Morehart, 2. $-Cody Center, 3. 00-Lonnie Foss, 4. 41-George Fronsman, 5. 7-Gary Everett, 6. 41r-Robert Linn, 7. 15-Mark Madrid, 8. 06az-Kenny Wiman, Jr.

“A” Feature: 1. 23jr-Matt Martinez, 2. 98-Vincent Depalma, 3. 53-Justin Thornton, 4. 00-Lonnie Foss, 5. 41-George Fronsman, 6. 7-Gary Everett, 7. $-Cody Center, 8. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 9. 15-Mark Madrid, 10. 11-Richard Veralrud, 11. 41r-Robert Linn, 12. 73-Harland Morehart, 13. 06az-Kenny Wiman, Jr., 14. 06-Tommy Wiman.

Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 50-Ray Herrera, 2. 101-Jim Branum, 3. 37J-Dustin Cormany, 4. 16-Pat Wing, 5. 14L-Logan Heath, 6. 7k-David Tardiff.

Heat Two: 1. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 2. 28-Mark Morin, 3. 99x-Jake Branum, 4. 04J-Dale Eliason, 5. 9-Marty Morin.

“A” Feature: 1. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 2. 28-Mark Morin, 3. 7k-David Tardiff, 4. 99x-Jake Branum, 5. 37j-Dustin Cormany, 6. 72-Aaron Hernandez, 7. 14L-Logan Heath, 8. 101-Jim Branum, 9. 16-Pat Wing, 10. 04J-Dale Eliason, 11. 50-Ray Herrera, 12. 9-Marty Morin.

Mod Lites:

Heat One: 1. 1-Brenden Priest, 2. 26-Jake Boyle, 3. 96-Hayden Bender, 4. 117-J.C. Gilleland, 5. 23-Joeleen Storck, 6. 33-Mike Schmidt, 7. 2k-Taylor Kuehl.

Heat Two: 1. 51-John Priest, 2. 75-Chaz Baca, Jr., 3. 333-Shane Hinsley, 4. 69-Tom Kuncis, 5. 17x-Ryan Gilleland, 6. 91-Sarah Houton, 7. 4-Erin Holmberg.

“A” Feature: 1. 75-Chaz Baca, Jr., 2. 1-Brenden Priest, 3. 96-Hayden Bender, 4. 51-John Priest, 5. 333-Shane Hinsley, 6. 17x-Ryan Gilleland, 7. 26-Jake Boyle, 8. 91-Sarah Houton, 9. 4-Erin Holmberg, 10. 23-Joeleen Storck, 11. 117-J.C. Gilleland, 12. 69-Tom Kuncis, 13. 33-Mike Schmidt, 14. 2k-Taylor Kuehl.

 

 

MADSEN ACCEPTS THE CHALLENGE BUT VEAL MAKES IT PAY

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

January 16, 2016

Night One feature winner Kerry Madsen took the bold challenge but Jamie Veal made it pay in the second and final night of the 2015/2016 Scott Darley Challenge at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.

After storming to victory and pocketing the first $19,000 on Friday night the driver of the Keneric Racing #29 looked destined to double his money with a powerhouse run through the preliminaries on Saturday night culminating in a victory in the Aussie Forklift Repairs Pole Shootout.

The Sydneysider had earlier accepted “the Scotty Challenge” to start the second 40-lap A-Main from position #19 in order to make him eligible for a 200% prize-money increase if he could win the race.

After dispatching the field in the Pole Shootout and earning himself right to begin the feature race from the front row Madsen laughed, “If I’d known we were going to be this good tonight I’d never have agreed to the challenge. We’ve already given our word that we would though and that’s what we’ll do.”

The huge crowd on hand bayed its approval at the prospect of Kerry beginning from the tenth row of the grid.

Asked if he was now concerned that this might give Jamie Veal (whom he raced in the final pole shootout) a huge advantage Madsen quipped “It’s not just him, it’s my brother Ian, Sides, Tatnell, Dumesny, Brazier, Hirst and all those guys. This is a quality field.”

Kerry’s words would wind up being eerily prophetic as, try as he may, he was unable to get beyond 13th position despite trying every conceivable line on the track to get through in the remarkable non-stop feature.

Never one to look a gift horse in the mouth Jamie Veal simply dominated the race and collected $19,000 on top of both the $1,900 winner’s cheques for Network Industry on both nights in the SWI Engineering Maxim.

The dual Quick Time $1900 payouts are the richest qualifying incentives anywhere on the planet.

“There’s nowhere in the world that I’m aware of where the fast time award pays almost two grand on consecutive nights,” explained American Jason Sides, “Marty (Perovich) is to be congratulated for what he’s done this weekend.”

Jamie Veal simply ripped away at the start and stayed there in a race that created history as the first 40-lap affair to ever run without a stoppage at Valvoline Raceway. “We’ve won a few USC rounds and weekly races here but this is another thing entirely. It’s a huge honour to win this race in Scott Darley’s memory and a result I’ll never forget. I can’t thank my boys enough for giving me a great racecar to get this done.”

When the greens came on Veal simply drove away but the battles beyond his tail tank were epic, particularly between American Kyle Hirst, Victorian legend Max Dumesny, WSS champion Brooke Tatnell. Toby Bellbowen and Brad Sweet to name a few.

Kyle Hirst took the Monte Motorsport Milwaukee Motorsport Maxim to a strong second place that the Californian later admitted was like a win for the team.

“We really got rolling tonight. Hats off to Jamie for the win but a podium finish for us on a night like this is a win any other time. This is a great result for Milwaukee and our own Luch Monte and all the supporters. I’m thrilled that we can get second in the Scott Darley.”

Veteran Max Dumesny was his typical consistent self and endured a significant battle for second before having to concede the runner up spot to Hirst.

“Everyone knows how much this race means to people. It’s great that we can be up here with these guys. Full credit to Jamie and congratulations to Kerry for taking the challenge.”

There were two disappointments in the main event with Kraig Kinser melting down a motor in the Natrad Maxim late in the race and James McFadden breaking off two spark plugs after smashing the sizeable cushion one too many times. “I said to Moth (Gleeson – crew chief) after the race that I could have just rolled around on the bottom with everyone else or I could get up there and have a crack. Running the bottom’s not really my deal so I had to give it a go.”

Toby Bellbowen had a solid night in the Hog’s Breath Café Maxim to run a strong fourth place after a titanic battle with Brooke Tatnell that lasted several laps.

Brad Sweet was always one to watch after starting deep in the pack and sliding into an eventual top five finish in the Ruhs Brothers #99 KKR whilst fellow American Jason Sides was a lively proposition in the Horrell Motorsport #7 Maxim.

“I love coming to this race and I love this place,” the charismatic Tennessee native conceded prior to the A-Main, “I’m pleased that we can run here this weekend in Sydney and the Classic week next week thanks to Dave Horrell.”

The race presented several season-best so far results including Brisbane gasser Steven Rowell who placed 19th and although he would have been hoping for a higher overall finish Matt Dumesny’s 10th was a just result for a dig-deep weekend in the Valvoline Synpower Maxim.

The historic non-stop affair took a shade under ten minutes fifty-six seconds to run at 10.55.638

Darwin’s Ben Atkinson claimed the B-Main over fellow transferees Matt Dumesny in second, James Thompson third and Mitchell Dumesny finishing fourth but eventually hurting the motor after the chequers in a situation that presented dual Australian champion David Murcott with a berth in the A-Main.

Valvoline Raceway re-worked the track twice on the night to prevent a rubber down racing surface and to keep what was becoming a ‘monster cushion’ particularly in turns one and two.

“You never want to change the track on the night,” conceded VR Managing Director Steven Green, “because you know that teams are chasing their set ups all night and you want a night that builds to the A-main, but when there’s an obvious danger of rubber going down early in the race and the guys also tearing up tyres it’s a decision you need to make. It’s a balance between something that the guys can race on and still provide a spectacle for the fans.”

Final A-main results:

1. Jamie Veal

2. Kyle Hirst

3. Max Dumesny

4. Toby Bellbowen

5. Brad Sweet

6. Jason Sides

7. James Thompson

8. Ian Madsen

9. Brooke Tatnell

10. Matt Dumesny

11. Randy Hannagan

12. Steven Lines

13. Kerry Madsen

14. Robbie Farr

15. Grant Anderson

16. David Murcott

17. Ben Atkinson

18. Sam Walsh

19. Steven Rowell

20. Matt Smith

21. Jordyn Brazier

22. Kraig Kinser (DNF motor)

23. James McFadden (spark plug damage)

24. Garry Brazier

A huge crowd turned out despite yet again intermittent rain and threatening skies to see a nation’s best field and six Americans compete in the honour of Scott Darley’s memory.

The two-night spectacular concludes the International Series for Valvoline Raceway that saw Kraig Kinser, Carson Macedo, Brad Sweet and Kasey Kahne compete at the circuit since December 26.

Kahne, who was competing at the Chilli Bowl event in Oklahoma, tuned into watch the “Clayperview” live video streaming of the Darley action.

The Legend Cars played the role of official support category for the Saturday night and the pocket rockets put on a mighty show with Regan Angel scoring the main event victory from impressive rookie Nathan Camilleri in second place and Glen Arnold filling the final spot on the podium.

Final A-Main results for the Legend Cars were:

1. Regan Angel

2. Nathan Camilleri

3. Glen Arnold

4. Glen Philpott

5. Rob Rawlings

6. Linden Martin

7. Jacob Griffin

8. Scott Sullivan

9. James Duckworth

10. Jess Cassidy

11. Shane Chippendale

12. Chris Peterson

13. Bruce Aldersley

14. Steve Elliott

15. Steve Mclintock

16. Troy Bolton

17. Greg Morris

18. Scott Keane

19. Sean Rooney

20. Aaron Chippendale

21. Kevin Stevens

22. Blake Darcy

23. Hayden Pasco

24. Dan Morris

On the night over $10,000 was raised by a combination of fans and drivers who carried their helmets through the crowd to collect donations for Track Chaplain Garry Coleman OAM’s Motorsport Ministry.

American Carson Macedo, through the generosity of Mitchell Motorsport Team and Eagle Products’ Robert and Mary Dane, provided a framed crew shirt that was signed by every driver over the weekend and raised a staggering $6,250 at auction with Jamie O’Neill’s sponsor Justin from Roller Door Services picking up a cool new pool room showpiece.

Valvoline Raceway wishes to thank the spectators for their kind donations and the drivers for walking through the crowd with their helmets to collect funds for the Coleman’s amazing Motorsport Ministry. “It’s always so humbling when this happens,” explained an emotional Garry Coleman, “I’m indebted to the Darley Family for acknowledging our organization as their chosen charity this weekend for the second year in a row.”

Valvoline Raceway now takes one week off (January 23) before returning on Saturday, January 30 for the annual Late Models Easternapolis.

 

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2016 AHG Sprintcar Series

BRAD Maiolo’s dominance in the 2015-16 AHG Sprintcar Series continued when he took another feature race win at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Maiolo won the 30-lap feature race from the fast-finishing Ryan Farrell and big brother Jamie.

It was a great drive from the younger of the two Maiolos who started round 10 of the series from outside of the third row.

Farrell also put in a gutsy effort after starting from P11 and getting his best result of the season in the #90 entry.

Jamie Maiolo finished third – the same spot as he started.

David Priolo and Jason Kendrick started on the front row and it was Priolo that won the start with Kendrick hitting the back of his rival, damaging his front wing and dropping back a few spots early on.

Jamie Maiolo led briefly before Brad got to the front and set the pace.

Troy Lawson went over on the main straight on lap five after contact with Ryan Lancaster, putting them both out of the show.

Kendrick was starting to look better in the #11 machine but then went off the pace before the rear axle broke and he spun around in pits bend on lap 7.

Lee Nash, who started from P4, looked threatening and challenged Maiolo for the lead soon afterwards but then lost ground with a couple of brushes with the wall before he eventually spun to the infield on lap 22.

Brad Maiolo was lucky to keep going after he ran into the rear of backmarker Ben Butcher with officials sending the latter to the rear on the restart as the primary cause.

Farrell got better as the race wore on and the margin between him and Maiolo at the end of the contest was only just over three seconds.

Polesitter Priolo finished fourth ahead of Callum Williamson (from P7), Mitchell Wormall (P13), Daryl Clayden (P9), Andrew Priolo (P10), Jacob Lucas (P16), Ben Butcher (P14)and Darren Mewett (P17).

RESULTS

Qualifying: Jason Kendrick 13.905, David Priolo 14.003, Bradley Maiolo 14.011, Jamie Maiolo 14.081, Daryl Clayden 14.196, Jake Beard-Miller 14.202, Lee Nash 14.233, James Inglis 14.281, Ryan Lancaster 14.338, Ryan Farrell 14.445, Troy Lawson 14.590, Andrew Priolo 14.603, Corey Hunter 14.610, Jacob Lucas 14.721, Callum Williamson 14.751, Scott Chatwin 14.835, Ben Butcher 14.859, Mitchell Wormall 14.899, Darren Mewett 15.606.

Heat 1: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Bradley Maiolo, 3rd Lee Nash, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th Ryan Lancaster, 6th Daryl Clayden, 7th Ben Butcher, 8th Troy Lawson, 9th Corey Hunter, 10th Darren Mewett.

Heat 2: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th James Inglis, 5th Ryan Farrell, 6th Jake Beard-Miller, 7th Mitchell Wormall, 8th Jacob Lucas, 9th Scott Chatwin.

Heat 3: 1st Ryan Lancaster, 2nd Ben Butcher, 3rd James Inglis, 4th Andrew Priolo, 5th Daryl Clayden, 6th Jamie Maiolo, 7th Jason Kendrick, 8th Corey Hunter. DNF: Scott Chatwin.

Heat 4: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Mitchell Wormall, 3rd Lee Nash, 4th David Priolo, 5th Ryan Farrell, 6th Jacob Lucas, 7th Bradley Maiolo, 8th Jake Beard-Miller, 9th Troy Lawson and 10th Darren Mewett.

Feature: 1st Bradley Maiolo, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th David Priolo, 5th Callum Williamson 6th Mitchell Wormall, 7th Daryl Clayden, 8th Andrew Priolo, 9th Jacob Lucas, 10th Ben Butcher, 11th Darren Mewett. DNF: Lee Nash, Jake Beard-Miller, Corey Hunter, Jason Kendrick, Troy Lawson, Ryan Lancaster, Scott Chatwin and James Inglis.

BRAD Maiolo has maintained his lead in the 2015-16 AHG Sprintcar Series after winning the round 10 feature race at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Maiolo won the 30-lap final from Ryan Farrell and big brother Jamie.

As a result he has 1730 points with five rounds of the championship remaining, ahead of Jamie who has moved up to second with 1682 points after his Joker card was played last night and he doubled points for the round.

Round 10 was the last one for drivers to play their Jokers and those who hadn’t already played it, had it automatically done for them last night.

Jason Kendrick remains in third despite crashing out after just seven laps of the feature race with a broken rear axle.

Lee Nash slid out of feature race contention on lap 22 after looking strong, but he holds down fourth in the points.

His Wormall team mates in Daryl Clayden and Mitchell Wormall are next in fifth and sixth respectively.

Wormall put in a great drive to be sixth in the final, crossing the line behind Callum Williamson who also looked good in his new J&J chassis.

Shaun Bradford, as a result of missing the round for his brother’s wedding, has dropped to seventh with Williamson now eighth.

Ben Ellement was also not in action and has dropped down the order to ninth while Ryan Farrell, thanks to his second in this round and doubling his points, is now in the top 10.

Remaining rounds of the AHG Sprintcar Series: February 13 (Motorplex WSS), February 20 (Bunbury WSS), February 26-27 (Motorplex WSS) and March 12 (Motorplex).

Points after round 10: Bradley Maiolo 1730, Jamie Maioo 1682, Jason Kendrick 1626, Lee Nash 1588, Daryl Clayden 1554, Mitchell Wormall 1546, Shaun Bradford 1514, Callum Williamson 1480, Ben Ellement 1456, Ryan Farrell 1444, David Priolo 1366, Ryan Lancaster 1350, Scott Chatwin 1336, Andrew Priolo 1116, Jake Beard-Miller 1104, Ken Sartori 1076, Troy Lawson 1030, James Inglis 1024, Kye Scroop 898, Robert Watson 712, Darren Mewett 678, Jacob Lucas 662, Jason Pryde 660, Corey Hunter 638, Brodie Minchin 484, Aldo De Paoli 480, Taylor Milling 476, Luke Dillon 462, Sean Zemunik 420, Carl Dowling 344, Daniel Keen 272, Ben Butcher 260, Jamie Buszan 222, Trent Pigdon, Terry Cutts 150 each, Ian Madsen 142, Jason Boland 124, Michael Keen 122, Paul Pee 120, Scott Reilly 50.

 

 

Lasoski Victorious in Winter Heat Finale at Cocopah, Stewart Claims Event Title

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 9, 2016) - Two faces familiar to Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Victory Lane stood atop the podium on Saturday during the 2nd edition of the marquee event at Cocopah Speedway.

Danny Lasoski, who captured the inaugural title in 2015, led the final 29 laps of the finale to score his first victory of the year. Meanwhile, Shane Stewart, who won back-to-back features entering Saturday, charged from 19th to seventh place to garner the 2016 championship by eight points over Dale Blaney.

"We didn't really change a whole lot from our package that we had last year," Stewart said. "The main thing was we came here and raced. We got ourselves back in the groove. I think this will help us going to Florida (next month to start the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season)."

The feature began with Lasoski quickly advancing to second place from his fourth starting position. He then passed Greg Hodnett, who led the first lap, with a slide job entering turn three on Lap 2.

The lone caution of the race came on Lap 6 as polesitter Jason Johnson, who was running third, spun exiting turn two. Lasoski quickly built a sizable advantage following the restart and Daryn Pittman wasted little time passing Hodnett for the runner-up position.

Traffic came into play on Lap 11 and remained heavy until the checkered flag. With Lasoski mired behind traffic on the bottom groove, Pittman inched to the top of the track in turns three and four and reeled in the leader - a scene eerily similar to Friday night, when Stewart used a late-race pass by powering around the top groove to steal the victory from Lasoski.

"I wasn't going to let that happen twice," Lasoski said. "I knew what I did last night was completely driver error. We had a really good race car tonight. Hopefully we can come back next year."

Pittman closed within a car length of Lasoski on multiple occasions, but was unable to make a bid for the lead. Pittman settled for a second-place finish, which was his best result of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

"We made some changes there for the feature that, man, made all the difference in the world," said Pittman, who placed third in the event standings. "I was really good on the top in (turns) three and four and then it got really clean. It started to rubber a little on the bottom in (turn) three and four. If it hadn't done that I thought we had a shot at it, especially in traffic."

Hodnett rounded out the podium, which wrapped up a fourth-place result in the standings.

"We put different bars, different shocks on it for the feature and just weren't good enough," he said. "The other guys were way better. We're fortunate to come out of here with another top three."

While the battle up front was intense, Stewart's charge through the field was impressive. His Larson Marks Racing team was forced to change an engine following a qualifier and Stewart narrowly made it onto the track in time for a B Main, where a runner-up finish transferred him into the 19th starting position for the main event.

"We struggled a little bit," he said. "Our team is really good. They just put their heads down when we have a little bit of an issue and just get through it."

Stewart advanced inside the top 10 by Lap 11 of the feature and he gained three more positions during the second half of the feature. That kept him in the lead of the championship standings, which paid $4,000 to win thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies.

Blaney, Pittman, Hodnett and Lasoski, who, respectively, placed second through fifth in the event standings, each received $1,500.

Blaney finished fourth in Saturday's main event with NASCAR star Kasey Kahne in fifth.

Logan Schuchart was sixth with Stewart, Roger Crockett, Trey Starks and Dominic Scelzi rounding out the top 10, respectively.

Logan Forler, Terry McCarl, Lasoski, Jason Solwold and Johnson each won a heat race with Joey Saldana, Kahne, Starks, Bill Balog and Bud Kaeding claiming a qualifier. Rico Abreu and Aaron Reutzel were triumphant in the twin B Mains.

Saturday's event began with a special announcement as Henry Van Dam received the Big Al Sportsmanship Award, which was established for this year's event in honor of Al Tschider. Tschider founded the Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation, which was created to provide motor sports trips and racing opportunities for children battling life-threatening conditions and illnesses, and he passed away suddenly last August.

"He was able to do a lot of special things for kids that were just amazing," Van Dam said. "To win the award is awesome because I know how much effort he put into the foundation and to be a part of that is huge."

NOTES : Greg Hodnett was awarded $1,000 by Here 2 Wire, Inc., for earning the most passing points throughout the event. … Shark Racing (drivers Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen) garnered $500 from Here 2 Wire, Inc., for the long haul award. … Shane Stewart was awarded a $250 gift card from SpeedMart and a $75 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants for being the Hard Charger Award winner. … Jacob Allen received $150 from Ron's Lawn Service in Sharpsville, Pa., for being the first non-qualifier in the first B Main. … Ryan Smith and Paul McMahan captured $100 each from Carlile Transportation Heavy Haul Division in Anchorage, Alaska, and Tacoma, Wash., for placing sixth in a B Main. … Logan Forler earned a $50 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants for being the first non-qualifier in the second B Main. … Aaron Reutzel's car owner Shane Liebig won a $150 gift card to Outback Steakhouse in the SpeedMart fuel draw.

JAN. 9 RESULTS -

Heat Race 1 (8 laps): 1. 2l-Logan Forler (1); 2. 121-Greg Hodnett (6); 3. 6g-Bryan Gossel (2); 4. 88n-D.J. Netto (7); 5. 11c-Roger Crockett (8); 6. 21-Robbie Price (3); 7. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (4); 8. 7-Paul McMahan (5).

Heat Race 2 (8 laps): 1. 24-Terry McCarl (2); 2. 17a-Austin McCarl (3); 3. 97-Parker Price-Miller (1); 4. 68-Chase Johnson (4); 5. 83-Joey Saldana (5); 6. 3c-Craig Dollansky (8); 7. 7t-Tasker Phillips (6); 8. 4s-Michael Kofoid (7).

Heat Race 3 (8 laps): 1. 33-Danny Lasoski (1); 2. 9k-Daryn Pittman (2); 3. 2b-Dale Blaney (5); 4. 4-Kasey Kahne (3); 5. 49-Tanner Thorson (7); 6. 24r-Rico Abreu (8); 7. 5h-Willie Croft (6); 8. 99-Skylar Gee (4).

Heat Race 4 (8 laps): 1. 18-Jason Solwold (2); 2. 55-Aaron Reutzel (3); 3. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (1); 4. 1s-Logan Schuchart (6); 5. 9-Ryan Smith (4); 6. 11-Steve Kinser (5); 7. 26-Bud Kaeding (8); 8. 33v-Henry Van Dam (7).

Heat Race 5 (8 laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson (2); 2. 2-Shane Stewart (4); 3. 1g-Christopher Bell (1); 4. 55t-Trey Starks (3); 5. 1a-Jacob Allen (8); 6. 17b-Bill Balog (5); 7. 21b-Brian Brown (7); 8. 2c-Wayne Johnson (6).

Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1. 83-Joey Saldana (1); 2. 68-Chase Johnson (2); 3. 6g-Bryan Gossel (3); 4. 88n-D.J. Netto (4); 5. 121-Greg Hodnett (6); 6. 2l-Logan Forler (5); 7. 21-Robbie Price (7); 8. 4s-Michael Kofoid (8).

Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1. 4-Kasey Kahne (2); 2. 9-Ryan Smith (1); 3. 9k-Daryn Pittman (4); 4. 33-Danny Lasoski (5); 5. 24-Terry McCarl (6); 6. 97-Parker Price-Miller (3); 7. 21b-Brian Brown (7); 8. 33v-Henry Van Dam (8).

Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1. 55t-Trey Starks (2); 2. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (3); 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart (4); 4. 17a-Austin McCarl (5); 5. 7t-Tasker Phillips (7); 6. 18-Jason Solwold (6); 7. 2c-Wayne Johnson (8); 8. 11-Steve Kinser (DNS).

Qualifier 4 (10 laps): 1. 17b-Bill Balog (1); 2. 3c-Craig Dollansky (2); 3. 11c-Roger Crockett (4); 4. 41-Jason Johnson (6); 5. 1g-Christopher Bell (3); 6. 55-Aaron Reutzel (5); 7. 7-Paul McMahan (8); 8. 5h-Willie Croft (7).

Qualifier 5 (10 laps): 1. 26-Bud Kaeding (1); 2. 24r-Rico Abreu (2); 3. 49-Tanner Thorson (3); 4. 1b-Dale Blaney (5); 5. 1a-Jacob Allen (4); 6. 2-Shane Stewart (6); 7. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (7); 8. 99-Skylar Gee (8).

B Main 1 (15 laps/4 transfer): 1. 24r-Rico Abreu (2); 2. 2-Shane Stewart (3); 3. 18-Jason Solwold (1); 4. 17b-Bill Balog (4); 5. 1a-Jacob Allen (6); 6. 9-Ryan Smith (5); 7. 97-Parker Price-Miller (7); 8. 21-Robbie Price (8); 9. 4s-Michael Kofoid (11); 10. 99-Skylar Gee (12); 11. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (9); 12. 2c-Wayne Johnson (10).

B Main 2 (15 laps/4 transfer): 1. 55-Aaron Reutzel (5); 2. 21b-Brian Brown (8); 3. 1g-Christopher Bell (6); 4. 7t-Tasker Phillips (7); 5. 2l-Logan Forler (3); 6. 7-Paul McMahan (9); 7. 33v-Henry Van Dam (11); 8. 26-Bud Kaeding (4); 9. 3c-Craig Dollansky (1); 10. 49-Tanner Thorson (2); 11. 5h-Willie Croft (DNS); 12. 11-Steve Kinser (DNS).

A Main (30 laps): 1. 33-Danny Lasoski (4); 2. 9k-Daryn Pittman (3); 3. 121-Greg Hodnett (2); 4. 1b-Dale Blaney (9); 5. 4-Kasey Kahne (5); 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart (8); 7. 2-Shane Stewart (19); 8. 11c-Roger Crockett (10); 9. 55t-Trey Starks (6); 10. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (12); 11. 83-Joey Saldana (14); 12. 21b-Brian Brown (20); 13. 24-Terry McCarl (7); 14. 24r-Rico Abreu (17); 15. 17a-Austin McCarl (11); 16. 1g-Christopher Bell (22); 17. 68-Chase Johnson (15); 18. 88n-D.J. Netto (13); 19. 55-Aaron Reutzel (18); 20. 18-Jason Solwold (21); 21. 7t-Tasker Phillips (24); 22. 17b-Bill Balog (23); 23. 6g-Bryan Gossel (16); 24. 41-Jason Johnson (1).

(Top 30 in passing and finishing points in the heat races were inverted in the qualifiers. The top 16 in passing and finishing points following the qualifiers locked into the A Main.)

UNOFFICIAL FINAL POINTS -

.1. 2-Shane Stewart 920; 2. 1b-Dale Blaney 912; 3. 9k-Daryn Pittman 887; T4. 121-Greg Hodnett 864; T4. 33-Danny Lasoski 864; 6. 83-Joey Saldana 852; 7. 24-Terry McCarl 803; 8. 88n-D.J. Netto 777; 9. 1g-Christopher Bell 767; 10. 21b-Brian Brown 738; 11. 3c-Craig Dollansky 730; 12. 24r-Rico Abreu 725; 13. 9-Ryan Smith 716; 14. 7-Paul McMahan 714; T15. 41-Jason Johnson 702; T15. 7t-Tasker Phillips 702; 17. 18-Jason Solwold 685; 18. 17a-Austin McCarl 672; 19. 11c-Roger Crockett 671; 20. 49-Tanner Thorson 666; 21. 2l-Logan Forler 664; 22. 68-Chase Johnson 642; 23. 55-Aaron Reutzel 626; 24. 21-Robbie Price 614; 25. 2c-Wayne Johnson 597; 26. 33v-Henry Van Dam 584; 27. 11-Steve Kinser 578; 28. 4s-Michael Kofoid 570; 29. 1a-Jacob Allen 562; 30. 57-Kyle Larson 561; 31. 99-Skylar Gee 554; 32. 17b-Bill Balog 552; 33. 55t-Trey Starks 550; 34. 41s-Dominic Scelzi 537; 35. 1s-Logan Schuchart 500; 36. 97-Parker Price-Miller 499; 37. 6g-Bryan Gossel 485; 38. 26-Bud Kaeding 448; 39. 5h-Willie Croft 429; 40. 23-Seth Bergman 420; 41. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 392; 42. 81w-Danny Wood 385; 43. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. 358; 44. 45x-Johnny Herrera 346; 45. 17w-Bryan Clauson 321; 46. 4-Kasey Kahne 294; 47. 1-Justin Henderson 202; 48. 9r-Reece Goetz 2.

2016 WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 1-2, 8-9); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 5); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

TICKETS -

General admission tickets for the event are on sale by visiting http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com. Kids 12 and under get in free. There is a discount for military members and senior citizens.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Speed Shift TV will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for only $24.95 per night. Also, a 20-percent discount is available for those who purchase all five nights. Visit http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/WinterHeat for more information.

THE EVENT -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weeks of January in 2016. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

POINTS FUND -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown features a $10,000 points fund thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies. The driver who garners the most overall points throughout all five races receives $4,000 for winning the championship with drivers finishing second through fifth each recording a $1,500 bonus.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in the powersports industry while expanding to service the Automotive Performance, Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, Marine, Diesel, Agricultural, Industrial and Stationary Power markets. Today, Cometic Gasket offers over 85,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe. All Cometic products are made in the United States with materials manufactured on American soil. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies produces "RACEREADY" connecting rods and crankshafts at very affordable prices. K1's connecting rods and crankshafts are made to our designs and are held to some of the tightest accepted tolerances in the racing industry. More attention is shown to finish work than comparable products. A wide variety of sizes and applications are available, from Sport Compact sizes through Small Block and Big Block Chevy and Mopar, including some custom and specialty sizes. Our unique design, which is original to the K1 Technologies line of connecting rods, saves weight without sacrificing strength. K1 Technologies strives to bring our customers a high-quality connecting rod at an affordable price, while providing world-class customer service. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

 

 

Stewart Goes Back to Back at Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Following Friday Win

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 8, 2016) - Shane Stewart became the first back-to-back feature winner in Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown history on Friday at Cocopah Speedway.

Stewart passed defending event champion Danny Lasoski for the lead in turns three and four with five laps remaining to claim the $12,000 top prize as well as the lead in the championship standings heading into Saturday's event finale, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. (Mountain).

"I told myself to be patient getting into (turn) three because that was where I was going to pass him," said Stewart, who has earned three straight top-two finishes at the marquee event. "He was a little bit better than I was in (turns) one and two. I just needed him to get bottled up behind a lapped car, which is kind of what happened. We were able to get a good run going into (turn) three and get by him coming off of (turn) four."

The 30-lap feature began with a caution on the opening lap for D.J. Netto, who broke a front end and spun into the infield. Lasoski, who garnered the pole position after earning the most combined points during heat race and qualifier competition, rocketed into the lead on the complete restart and he built a sizeable advantage by the time he entered traffic on Lap 8.

Stewart powered into fourth place on that lap and into third on Lap 12. He drove into the runner-up position on Lap 13 and began to chase Lasoski, who owned nearly a straightaway advantage. While Lasoski and most of the drivers favored the bottom lane, Stewart hustled to the top groove and reeled in Lasoski, who struggled for several circuits to lap Tasker Phillips.

Lasoski and Stewart were nose to tail on Lap 19, but it took several laps for Stewart's lane to propel him into the top spot. With five laps remaining Stewart made the race-winning pass by driving around Lasoski in turns three and four.

"We plain and simple got beat," Lasoski said. "That No. 2 car has been rolling all week and they just caught me in lapped traffic. I couldn't get by a lapped car and he did what he had to do. He drove by me."

The final caution came with four laps remaining as Bud Kaeding, who was running 10th, stopped in turn three. Stewart got a clean restart and cruised to his second triumph in the past three nights.

"We have a great race car," he said. "We've got a great team. It's just a pleasure to drive this thing. You just can't ever count us out. For us to pass the teams that we did and the drivers that we did and pick up another win is really special for me, special for my guys and makes all their hard work worth all the effort."

Dale Blaney, who ranks second in the event standings - 18 points behind Stewart - rounded out the podium after maneuvering from fifth to third place on the frontstretch with 10 laps remaining.

"You could move around a little bit," he said. "I looked up and there set Shane and there set Danny right in front of me. We were pretty good. We weren't balanced the best. To come out of here with a third is awesome."

Brian Brown posted a fourth-place result with Greg Hodnett ending fifth.

Chirstopher Bell, Daryn Pittman, Ryan Smith, Joey Saldana and Paul McMahan rounded out the top 10, respectively.

Danny Wood, Bell, Smith, Pittman and Lasoski each won a heat race with Saldana, Terry McCarl, Tanner Thorson, Kaeding and Logan Schuchart each capturing a qualifier. Aaron Reutzel and Rico Abreu claimed the B Mains.

NOTES : Shane Stewart was awarded a $250 gift card from SpeedMart and a $75 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants for being the Hard Charger Award winner. … Parker Price-Miller received $150 from Ron's Lawn Service in Sharpsville, Pa., for being the first non-qualifier in the first B Main. … Craig Dollansky and Logan Forler captured $100 each from Carlile Transportation Heavy Haul Division in Anchorage, Alaska, for placing sixth in a B Main. … Henry Van Dam earned a $50 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants for being the first non-qualifier in the second B Main.

JAN. 8 RESULTS -

Heat Race 1 (8 laps): 1. 81w-Danny Wood (2); 2. 7t-Tasker Phillips (1); 3. 7-Paul McMahan (5); 4. 18-Jason Solwold (6); 5. 49-Tanner Thorson (3); 6. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (8); 7. 17a-Austin McCarl (7); 8. 99-Skylar Gee (9); 9. 4-Kasey Kahne (DQ).

Heat Race 2 (8 laps): 1. 1g-Christopher Bell (3); 2. 33v-Henry Van Dam (4); 3. 1a-Jacob Allen (6); 4. 21-Robbie Price (2): 5. 55t-Trey Starks (7); 6. 26-Bud Kaeding (8); 7. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (5); 8. 68-Chase Johnson (9); 9. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1).

Heat Race 3 (8 laps): 1. 9-Ryan Smith (1); 2. 21b-Brian Brown (5); 3. 24-Rico Abreu (4); 4. 1b-Dale Blaney (9); 5. 11c-Roger Crockett (8); 6. 2l-Logan Forler (6); 7. 2c-Wayne Johnson (7); 8. 45x-Johnny Herrera (2); 9. 11-Steve Kinser (DNS).

Heat Race 4 (8 laps): 1. 9k-Daryn Pittman (2); 2. 121-Greg Hodnett (3); 3. 2-Shane Stewart (5); 4. 17b-Bill Balog (1); 5. 24-Terry McCarl (4); 6. 83-Joey Saldana (9); 7. 88n-D.J. Netto (7); 8. 4s-Michael Kofoid (6); 9. 41-Jason Johnson (8).

Heat Race 5 (8 laps): 1. 33-Danny Lasoski (3); 2. 5h-Willie Croft (2); 3. 55-Aaron Reutzel (4); 4. 17w-Bryan Clauson (5); 5. 97-Parker Price-Miller (1); 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart (8); 7. 3c-Craig Dollansky (7); 8. 6g-Bryan Gossel (6).

Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1. 83-Joey Saldana (2); 2. 7-Paul McMahan (4); 3. 1b-Dale Blaney (5); 4. 17b-Bill Balog (1); 5. 55-Aaron Reutzel (3); 6. 1g-Christopher Bell (6); 7. 17a-Austin McCarl (7); 8. 68-Chase Johnson (8); 9. 45x-Johnny Herrera (DNS).

Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1. 24-Terry McCarl (1); 2. 2-Shane Stewart (4); 3. 33-Danny Lasoski (6); 4. 21-Robbie Price (2); 5. 2c-Wayne Johnson (7); 6. 4-Kasey Kahne (9); 7. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (8); 8. 33v-Henry Van Dam (5); 9. 18-Jason Solwold (3).

Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1. 49-Tanner Thorson (1); 2. 11c-Roger Crockett (3); 3. 21b-Brian Brown (6); 4. 5h-Willie Croft (4); 5. 88n-D.J. Netto (7); 6. 4s-Michael Kofoid (8); 7. 1a-Jacob Allen (5); 8. 11-Steve Kinser (9); 9. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (2).

Qualifier 4 (10 laps): 1. 26-Bud Kaeding (2); 2. 9-Ryan Smith (5); 3. 97-Parker Price-Miller (1); 4. 17w-Bryan Clauson (3); 5. 3c-Craig Dollansky (7); 6. 7t-Tasker Phillips (4); 7. 6g-Bryan Gossel (8); 8. 81w-Danny Wood (DNS). 9. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (DNS).

Qualifier 5 (10 laps): 1. 1s-Logan Schuchart (2); 2. 121-Greg Hodnett (5); 3. 2l-Logan Forler (1); 4. 55t-Trey Starks (3); 5. 9k-Daryn Pittman (6); 6. 24r-Rico Abreu (4); 7. 41-Jason Johnson (8); 8. 99-Skylar Gee (7).

B Main 1 (15 laps/4 transfer): 1. 55-Aaron Reutzel (1); 2. 7t-Tasker Phillips (3); 3. 55t-Trey Starks (2); 4. 21-Robbie Price (4); 5. 97-Parker Price-Miller (5); 6. 3c-Craig Dollansky (7); 7. 2c-Wayne Johnson (6); 8. 41-Jason Johnson (12); 9. 68-Chase Johnson (9); 10. 4-Kasey Kahne (10); 11. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (11); 12. 11-Steve Kinser (13); 13. 18-Jason Solwold (DNS).

B Main 2 (15 laps/4 transfer): 1. 24r-Rico Abreu (3); 2. 1a-Jacob Allen (2); 3. 17w-Bryan Clauson (1); 4. 88n-D.J. Netto (6); 5. 33v-Henry Van Dam (4); 6. 2l-Logan Forler (5); 7. 17a-Austin McCarl (7); 8. 4s-Michael Kofoid (8); 9. 99-Skylar Gee (11); 10. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (9); 11. 17b-Bill Balog (DNS); 12. 6g-Bryan Gossel (DNS); 13. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (DNS).

A Main (30 laps): 1. 2-Shane Stewart (7); 2. 33-Danny Lasoski (1); 3. 1b-Dale Blaney (5); 4. 21b-Brian Brown (2); 5. 121-Greg Hodnett (4); 6. 1g-Christopher Bell (8); 7. 9k-Daryn Pittman (11); 8. 9-Ryan Smith (3); 9. 83-Joey Saldana (9); 10. 7-Paul McMahan (6); 11. 49-Tanner Thorson (16); 12. 24-Terry McCarl (15); 13. 11c-Roger Crockett (10); 14. 1s-Logan Schuchart (11); 15. 5h-Willie Croft (14); 16. 17w-Bryan Clauson (22); 17. 24r-Rico Abreu (18); 18. 55t-Trey Starks (21); 19. 7t-Tasker Phillips (19); 20. 21-Robbie Price (23); 21. 55-Aaron Reutzel (17); 22. 26-Bud Kaeding (12); 23. 1a-Jacob Allen (20); 24. 88n-D.J. Netto (24).

(Top 30 in passing and finishing points in the heat races were inverted in the qualifiers. The top 16 in passing and finishing points following the qualifiers locked into the A Main.)

UNOFFICIAL POINTS AFTER NIGHT 4 -

.1. 2-Shane Stewart 747; 2. 1b-Dale Blaney 729; 3. 9k-Daryn Pittman 695; 4. 83-Joey Saldana 688; 5. 121-Greg Hodnett 678; 6. 33-Danny Lasoski 667; 7. 24-Terry McCarl 643; 8. 88n-D.J. Netto 629; 9. 1g-Christopher Bell 615; 10. 3c-Craig Dollansky 611; 11. 7-Paul McMahan 594; 12. 9-Ryan Smith 588; 13. 21b-Brian Brown 584; 14. 11-Steve Kinser 573; 15. 24r-Rico Abreu 569; 16. 7t-Tasker Phillips 564; 17. 41-Jason Johnson 563; 18. 57-Kyle Larson 561; 19. 49-Tanner Thorson 545; 20. 18-Jason Solwold 540; 21. 2l-Logan Forler 534; 22. 17a-Austin McCarl 516; 23. 11c-Roger Crockett 501; 24. 21-Robbie Price 496; 25. 68-Chase Johnson 490; 26. 2c-Wayne Johnson 489; 27. 55-Aaron Reutzel 480; 28. 33v-Henry Van Dam 467; 29. 4s-Michael Kofoid 457; 30. 99-Skylar Gee 443; 31. 1a-Jacob Allen 435; 32. 5h-Willie Croft 422; 33. 23-Seth Bergman 420; 34. 17b-Bill Balog 411; 35. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 392; 36. 81w-Danny Wood 385; 37. 55t-Trey Starks 380; 38. 97-Parker Price-Miller 375; 39. 41s-Dominic Scelzi 370; 40. 45x-Johnny Herrera 346; 41. 6g-Bryan Gossel 345; 42. 26-Bud Kaeding 325; 43. 1s-Logan Schuchart 323; 44. 17w-Bryan Clauson 321; 45. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. 247; 46. 1-Justin Henderson 202; 47. 4-Kasey Kahne 112; 48. 9r-Reece Goetz 2.

2016 WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 1-2, 8-9); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 5); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

TICKETS -

General admission tickets for the event are on sale by visiting http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com. Kids 12 and under get in free. There is a discount for military members and senior citizens.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Speed Shift TV will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for only $24.95 per night. Also, a 20-percent discount is available for those who purchase all five nights. Visit http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/WinterHeat for more information.

THE EVENT -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weeks of January in 2016. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

POINTS FUND -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown features a $10,000 points fund thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies. The driver who garners the most overall points throughout all five races receives $4,000 for winning the championship with drivers finishing second through fifth each recording a $1,500 bonus.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in the powersports industry while expanding to service the Automotive Performance, Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, Marine, Diesel, Agricultural, Industrial and Stationary Power markets. Today, Cometic Gasket offers over 85,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe. All Cometic products are made in the United States with materials manufactured on American soil. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies produces "RACEREADY" connecting rods and crankshafts at very affordable prices. K1's connecting rods and crankshafts are made to our designs and are held to some of the tightest accepted tolerances in the racing industry. More attention is shown to finish work than comparable products. A wide variety of sizes and applications are available, from Sport Compact sizes through Small Block and Big Block Chevy and Mopar, including some custom and specialty sizes. Our unique design, which is original to the K1 Technologies line of connecting rods, saves weight without sacrificing strength. K1 Technologies strives to bring our customers a high-quality connecting rod at an affordable price, while providing world-class customer service. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

 

 

Stewart Uses Late-Race Pass on Larson to Claim Winter Heat Round 3

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 6, 2016) - Mother Nature made her own plans for the midweek race during the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

Weather postponed the third round of the five-race series at Cocopah Speedway one day until Wednesday, when another brief shower in the middle of the program resulted in an ultra-fast surface for the 43 competitors who battled for the $5,000 top prize on the elbows-up track.

Shane Stewart hustled past his car owner, NASCAR star Kyle Larson, on Lap 25 en route to his first career victory at the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

"I'm just glad Mother Nature cooperated a little bit," said Stewart, who won by more than seven seconds and lapped up to eighth place. "I'm very happy we were able to get the race in. It's always a pleasure racing Kyle. He's so darn good that he's almost like racing Donny (Schatz) honestly. He sets such a strong pace.

"Everything worked out good for me. Sometimes it's not always good to be leading. When he dropped down there and hit that hole I had a pretty good run on him and when he got sideways we were able to sneak by."

The pass was the peak of a wild feature, which began with Larson quickly powering into the lead from his pole position. While Stewart was able to remain within striking distance, Larson hit traffic on Lap 4 and had lapped up to 14th place before the first caution of the race on Lap 12 for Terry McCarl.

Stewart, who restarted with two lapped cars between him and Larson, got by one lapped car before the second-and-final caution on Lap 14 for Seth Bergman.

Stewart quickly maneuvered by the lapped car and slowly reeled Larson back in. The duo entered traffic on Lap 20 and Stewart nearly crashed in turn two on the ensuing lap. However, he saved his car and position before once again closing the gap on Larson.

Meanwhile, traffic was thick and most of the lapped cars remained on the bottom groove, which forced Larson to run the tricky cushion several lanes up the track. Larson hit a hole and bobbled exiting turn two with six laps remaining and Stewart was there to capitalize.

While Stewart zipped around him and took the lead, Larson spun completely sideways and came down the track toward the infield as his fellow competitors dodged him at more than 100 miles per hour.

"Thankfully we still finished second," he said. "I all but spun out or turned over off (turn) two there. I was pointed at the field and could see Tasker Phillips coming at me. I must have missed him by a foot. (I'm) just disappointed, but glad I didn't get hit there."

Larson held on to the runner-up position, which propelled him into the lead of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown championship standings.

Meanwhile, Jason Solwold put together another consistent night. He finished third - more than seven seconds behind Larson and 14 behind Stewart - to advance to second in the event standings.

"We kind of set up to run the bottom," Solwold said. "We were a little too snug to run the top. Those guys kinda got checked out there. We got into lapped traffic and I was just about the same speed as everyone else was in dirty air. All in all, we had a pretty good night."

Daryn Pittman recorded a fourth-place result with D.J. Netto placing fifth.

Craig Dollansky ended sixth, Aaron Reutzel seventh, Joey Saldana eighth, Bryan Clauson ninth and Greg Hodnett rounded out the top 10.

Larson, Logan Forler, McCarl, Steve Kinser and Rico Abreu each won a heat race with Stewart, Dollansky, Bergman, Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Austin McCarl each claiming a qualifier. Dale Blaney and Ryan Smith scored B Main victories.

NOTES : Tasker Phillips was awarded $500 from Here 2 Wire, Inc., and a $75 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants for being the Hard Charger Award winner. … Sam Hafertepe Jr. received $150 from Ron's Lawn Service in Sharpsville, Pa., for being the first non-qualifier in the first B Main. … Henry Van Dam and Brian Brown captured $100 each from Carlile Transportation in Anchorage, Alaska, for placing sixth in a B Main. … Danny Lasoski earned a $50 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants for being the first non-qualifier in the second B Main. … Here 2 Wire, Inc., also donated $650 to the purse.

JAN. 6 RESULTS -

Heat Race 1 (8 laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson (2); 2. 7-Paul McMahan (1); 3. 83-Joey Saldana (5); 4. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (4); 5. 81w-Danny Wood (3); 6. 21-Robbie Price (6); 7. 33v-Henry Van Dam (8); 8. 49-Tanner Thorson (9); 9. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (7).

Heat Race 2 (8 laps): 1. 2l-Logan Forler (1); 2. 1a-Jacob Allen (2); 3. 1b-Dale Blaney (4); 4. 2-Shane Stewart (6); 5. 99-Skylar Gee (3); 6. 3c-Craig Dollansky (8); 7. 4s-Michael Kofoid (5); 8. 97-Parker Price-Miller (9); 9. 55t-Trey Starks (7).

Heat Race 3 (8 laps): 1. 24-Terry McCarl (1); 2. 55-Aaron Reutzel (2); 3. 9k-Daryn Pittman (4); 4. 121-Greg Hodnett (5); 5. 17a-Austin McCarl (3); 6. 23-Seth Bergman (6); 7. 68-Chase Johnson (8); 8. 1g-Christopher Bell (7); 9. 33-Danny Lasoski (9).

Heat Race 4 (8 laps): 1. 11-Steve Kinser (3); 2. 41-Jason Johnson (1); 3. 18-Jason Solwold (6); 4. 17w-Bryan Clauson (5); 5. 7t-Tasker Phillips (4); 6. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (8); 7. 21b-Brian Brown (7); 8. 1s-Logan Schuchart (2).

Heat Race 5 (8 laps): 1. 24r-Rico Abreu (1); 2. 88n-D.J. Netto (2); 3. 9-Ryan Smith (6); 4. 2c-Wayne Johnson (4); 5. 17b-Bill Balog (8); 6. 6g-Bryan Gossel (3); 7. 11c-Roger Crockett (7); 8. 45x-Johnny Herrera (5).

Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1. 2-Shane Stewart (3); 2. 7t-Tasker Phillips (1); 3. 2c-Wayne Johnson (2); 4. 7-Paul McMahan (4); 5. 24r-Rico Abreu (5); 6. 11-Steve Kinser (6); 7. 68-Chase Johnson (7); 8. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (9); 9. 97-Parker Price-Miller (8).

Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1. 3c-Craig Dollansky (2); 2. 21-Robbie Price (1); 3. 57-Kyle Larson (6); 4. 83-Joey Saldana (5); 5. 41-Jason Johnson (4); 6. 17b-Bill Balog (3); 7. 4s-Michael Kofoid (8); 8. 6g-Bryan Gossel (7); 9. 55t-Trey Starks (9).

Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman (1); 2. 81w-Danny Wood (2); 3. 121-Greg Hodnett (3); 4. 1b-Dale Blaney (4); 5. 1a-Jacob Allen (5); 6. 9-Ryan Smith (6); 7. 21b-Brian Brown (7); 8. 1g-Christopher Bell (8); 9. 1s-Logan Schuchart (9).

Qualifier 4 (10 laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1); 2. 17w-Bryan Clauson (3); 3. 9k-Daryn Pittman (4); 4. 55-Aaron Reutzel (5); 5. 2l-Logan Forler (6); 6. 99-Skylar Gee (2); 7. 11c-Roger Crockett (7); 8. 45x-Johnny Herrera (8).

Qualifier 5 (10 laps): 1. 17a-Austin McCarl (2); 2. 18-Jason Solwold (4); 3. 88n-D.J. Netto (5); 4. 33-Danny Lasoski (8); 5. 24-Terry McCarl (6); 6. 49-Tanner Thorson (7); 7. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (3); 8. 33v-Henry Van Dam (1).

B Main 1 (15 laps/4 transfer): 1. 1b-Dale Blaney (1); 2. 1a-Jacob Allen (2); 3. 41-Jason Johnson (4); 4. 7t-Tasker Phillips (5); 5. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 6. 33v-Henry Van Dam (11); 7. 49-Tanner Thorson (8); 8. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (13); 9. 4s-Michael Kofoid (9); 10. 15b-Bill Balog (6); 11. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (DNS); 12. 11c-Roger Crockett (DNS); 13. 97-Parker Price-Miller (DNS); 14. 1s-Logan Schuchart (DNS).

B Main 2 (15 laps/4 transfer): 1. 9-Ryan Smith (1); 2. Seth Bergman (2); 3. 2c-Wayne Johnson (3); 4. 81w-Danny Wood (4); 5. 33-Danny Lasoski (6); 6. 21b-Brian Brown (9); 7. 68-Chase Johnson (8); 8. 21-Robbie Price (5); 9. 45x-Johnny Herrera (12); 10. 99-Skylar Gee (7); 11. 6g-Bryan Gossel (12); 12. 1g-Christopher Bell (11); 13. 55t-Trey Starks (DNS).

A Main (30 laps): 1. 2-Shane Stewart (2); 2. 57-Kyle Larson (1); 3. 18-Jason Solwold (3); 4. 9k-Daryn Pittman (5); 5. 88n-D.J. Netto (4); 6. 3c-Craig Dollansky (7); 7. 55-Aaron Reutzel (9); 8. 83-Joey Saldana (8); 9. 17w-Bryan Clauson (6); 10. 121-Greg Hodnett (16); 11. 24r-Rico Abreu (14); 12. 1b-Dale Blaney (17); 13. 11-Steve Kinser (12); 14. 2l-Logan Forler (10); 15. 7-Paul McMahan (15); 16. 7t-Tasker Phillips (23); 17. 41-Jason Johnson (21); 18. 17a-Austin McCarl (13); 19. 23-Seth Bergman (20); 20. 24-Terry McCarl (11); 21. 81w-Danny Wood (24); 22. 9-Ryan Smith (18); 23. 1a-Jacob Allen (19); 24. 2c-Wayne Johnson (22).

(Top 30 in passing and finishing points in the heat races were inverted in the qualifiers. The top 16 in passing and finishing points following the qualifiers locked into the A Main.)

UNOFFICIAL POINTS AFTER NIGHT 3 -

.1. 57-Kyle Larson 561; 2. 18-Jason Solwold 551; 3. 2-Shane Stewart 550; 4. 1b-Dale Blaney 543; T5. 9k-Daryn Pittman 520; T5. 83-Joey Saldana 520; 7. 88n-D.J. Netto 497; 8. 121 Greg Hodnett 495; 9. 3c-Craig Dollansky 488; 10. 24-Terry McCarl 481; 11. 33-Danny Lasoski 474; 12. 11-Steve Kinser 467; 13. 41-Jason Johnson 448; 14. 1g-Christopher Bell 437; 15. 7-Paul McMahan 427; T16. 24r-Rico Abreu 420; T16. 23-Seth Bergman 420; 18. 7t-Tasker Phillips 418; 19. 9-Ryan Smith 413; 20. 2l-Logan Forler 408; 21. 17b-Bill Balog 401; 22. 21b-Brian Brown 399; 23. 17a-Austin McCarl 396; 24. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 390; 25. 49-Tanner Thorson 381; 26. 68-Chase Johnson 376; 27. 81w-Danny Wood 375; 28. 2c-Wayne Johnson 368; 29. 21-Robbie Price 352; 30. 45x-Johnny Herrera 343; 31. 11c-Roger Crockett 342; T32. 33v-Henry Van Dam 340; T32. 4s-Michael Kofoid 340; 34. 6g-Bryan Gossel 338; 35. 55-Aaron Reutzel 337; 36. 99-Skylar Gee 330; 37. 1a-Jacob Allen 299; 38. 5h-Willie Croft 266; 39. 41s-Dominic Scelzi 260; 40. 97-Parker Price-Miller 247; 41. 55t-Trey Starks 233; 42. 1-Justin Henderson 202; 43. 26-Bud Kaeding 184; 44. 17w-Bryan Clauson 169; 45. 1s-Logan Schuchart 166; 46. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. 134; 47. 9r-Reece Goetz 2.

2016 WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 1-2, 8-9); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 5); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

TICKETS -

General admission tickets for the event are on sale by visiting http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com. Kids 12 and under get in free. There is a discount for military members and senior citizens.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Speed Shift TV will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for only $24.95 per night. Also, a 20-percent discount is available for those who purchase all five nights. Visit http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/WinterHeat for more information.

THE EVENT -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weeks of January in 2016. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

POINTS FUND -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown features a $10,000 points fund thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies. The driver who garners the most overall points throughout all five races receives $4,000 for winning the championship with drivers finishing second through fifth each recording a $1,500 bonus.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in the powersports industry while expanding to service the Automotive Performance, Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, Marine, Diesel, Agricultural, Industrial and Stationary Power markets. Today, Cometic Gasket offers over 85,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe. All Cometic products are made in the United States with materials manufactured on American soil. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies produces "RACEREADY" connecting rods and crankshafts at very affordable prices. K1's connecting rods and crankshafts are made to our designs and are held to some of the tightest accepted tolerances in the racing industry. More attention is shown to finish work than comparable products. A wide variety of sizes and applications are available, from Sport Compact sizes through Small Block and Big Block Chevy and Mopar, including some custom and specialty sizes. Our unique design, which is original to the K1 Technologies line of connecting rods, saves weight without sacrificing strength. K1 Technologies strives to bring our customers a high-quality connecting rod at an affordable price, while providing world-class customer service. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

NASCAR's Kyle Larson Takes Advantage of Rare Dirt Start to Win Round 2 of Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 2, 2016) - Kyle Larson seemed somewhat surprised at his margin of victory Saturday night at Cocopah Speedway, where he powered to his first victory of the new year during Round 2 of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

"I was checked out?" he asked a crew member prior to the Victory Lane celebration at the offseason's premier 410ci winged sprint car event in the United States.

Larson, who was driving for Paul Silva, lapped up to 14th place and he won by more than five seconds on the semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval to score the $12,000 winner's share. It also made him the first repeat winner during seven Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown main events.

"I had a lot of fun," he said. "You had to be really aggressive, but then you also had to be careful, too. To run the top you had to be aggressive, keep your wheel spin up so you wouldn't get sucked into the cushion like I did a couple of times. It was a tricky race track. It made it a lot of fun."

Larson, who started the 30-lap feature on the outside of the front row, inherited the lead when polesitter Greg Hodnett spun in turn two on Lap 8. From that point the race was all Larson, who pulled away from the field following restarts on Lap 9 and Lap 11 en route to the triumph.

"The cushion got bigger and bigger throughout the race and got trickier to run and (I) kind of had to run off of it a little bit when I caught traffic," he said. "I made a lot of mistakes actually, but I think I had a big enough lead I could stay somewhat comfortable."

Shane Stewart, who pilots a sprint car for Larson with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, advanced from sixth to second place in his Larson-Marks Racing entry.

"Obviously a great night for LMR," he said. "It was really cool to see Kyle come out here and race. The kid is just really, really good. Every time he jumps into a sprint car he proves it. He just makes it look so easy. This was his type of track, slick to a big curb.

"I needed to be a little tighter. We got a little free there toward the end. I had to be really cautious when I got to lapped traffic. At one point I actually thought I could see him, but, hell, it was another white car. He checked out on me pretty good."

Danny Lasoski, who is the defending champion of the event, used a late rally by running in the middle of the track to round out the podium after he dropped outside the top 10 in the early laps.

"You have to go as fast the last 10 (laps) as you do the first 20," he said. "When you're racing this kind of race track you have to go where they're not. Our car seemed to work pretty good in the middle as long as I two-footed it."

Friday's feature winner, Dale Blaney, finished fourth with Jason Johnson placing fifth.

Joey Saldana rallied from 14th to sixth place to earn the Hard Charger Award with Christopher Bell, D.J. Netto, Terry McCarl and Daryn Pittman rounding out the top 10, respectively.

Craig Dollansky, Larson, Willie Croft, Netto and Hodnett won heat races with Jason Solwold, Bell, Hodnett, Pittman and McCarl claiming qualifiers. Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Roger Crockett picked up B Main victories.

Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown action resumes on Tuesday with Opening Ceremonies scheduled to begin at approximately 7 p.m. (Mountain). It will be the final Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown race for Larson, who is spending next weekend in Florida testing for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. However, fellow NASCAR star Kasey Kahne is expected to arrive at Cocopah Speedway on Tuesday to contest the final three Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown features following his recent racing trip overseas.

NOTES : Joey Saldana was awarded a $250 gift card from SpeedMart and a $75 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants for being the Hard Charger Award winner. … Rico Abreu earned a $50 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsports Lubricants for being the first non-qualifier.

JAN. 2 RESULTS -

Heat Race 1 (8 laps): 1. 3c-Craig Dollansky (1); 2. 1s-Logan Schuchart (2); 3. 2c-Wayne Johnson (4); 4. 97-Parker Price-Miller (3); 5. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6); 6. 45x-Johnny Herrera (5); 7. 83-Joey Saldana (8); 8. 17a-Austin McCarl (7); 9. 11c-Roger Crockett (10); 10. 21b-Brian Brown (9).

Heat Race 2 (8 laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson (1); 2. 1-Justin Henderson (2); 3. 21-Robbie Price (4); 4. 7t-Tasker Phillips (5); 5. 4s-Michael Kofoid (3); 6. 2l-Logan Forler (9); 7. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (8); 8. 55t-Trey Starks (7); 9. 24r-Rico Abreu (6).

Heat Race 3 (8 laps): 1. 5h-Willie Croft (2); 2. 55-Aaron Reutzel (4); 3. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (1); 4. 7-Paul McMahan (5); 5. 9-Ryan Smith (3); 6. 9k-Daryn Pittman (8); 7. 17b-Bill Balog (6); 8. 99-Skylar Gee (9); 9. 9r-Reece Goetz (7).

Heat Race 4 (8 laps): 1. 88n-D.J. Netto (2); 2. 41-Jason Johnson (4); 3. 1b-Dale Blaney (7); 4. 1a-Jacob Allen (3); 5. 11-Steve Kinser (6); 6. 24-Terry McCarl (8); 7. 49-Tanner Thorson (9); 8. 26-Bud Kaeding (1); 9. 6g-Bryan Gossel (5).

Heat Race 5 (8 laps): 1. 121-Greg Hodnett (1); 2. 2-Shane Stewart (3); 3. 68-Chase Johnson (2); 4. 33-Danny Lasoski (4); 5. 18-Jason Solwold (5); 6. 1g-Christopher Bell (7); 7. 23-Seth Bergman (6); 8. 81w-Danny Wood (8); 9. 33v-Henry Van Dam (9).

Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1. 18-Jason Solwold (1); 2. 1a-Jacob Allen (2); 3. 1b-Dale Blaney (6); 4. 7-Paul McMahan (3); 5. 21b-Brian Brown (10); 6. 3c-Craig Dollansky (5); 7. 45x-Johnny Herrera (7); 8. 33v-Henry Van Dam (9); 9. 99-Skylar Gee (8); 10. 1-Justin Henderson (DNS).

Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1. 1g-Christopher Bell (1); 2. 57-Kyle Larson (5); 3. 83-Joey Saldana (7); 4. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 5. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (3); 6. 81w-Danny Wood (8); 7. 5h-Willie Croft (6); 8. 2c-Wayne Johnson (4); 9. 9r-Reece Goetz (9).

Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1. 121-Greg Hodnett (5); 2. 11-Steve Kinser (2); 3. 88n-D.J. Netto (6); 4. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (7); 5. 4s-Michael Kofoid (1); 6. 2l-Logan Forler (3); 7. 17a-Austin McCarl (8); 8. 21-Robbie Price (4); 9. 26-Bud Kaeding (DNS).

Qualifier 4 (10 laps): 1. 9k-Daryn Pittman (2); 2. 33-Danny Lasoski (3); 3. 9-Ryan Smith (1); 4. 2-Shane Stewart (5); 5. 17b-Bill Balog (7); 6. 68-Chase Johnson (4); 7. 55-Aaron Reutzel (6); 8. 24r-Rico Abreu (9); 9. 55t-Trey Starks (8).

Qualifier 5 (10 laps): 1. 24-Terry McCarl (2); 2. 49-Tanner Thorson (1); 3. 41-Jason Johnson (6); 4. 11c-Roger Crockett (8); 5. 97-Parker Price-Miller (3); 6. 23-Seth Bergman (7); 7. 7t-Tasker Phillips (4); 8. 6g-Bryan Gossel (9); 9. 1s-Logan Schuchart (5).

B Main 1 (15 laps/4 transfer): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 2. 9-Ryan Smith (4); 3. 49-Tanner Thorson (2); 4. 68-Chase Johnson (5); 5. 24r-Rico Abreu (13); 6. 7t-Tasker Phillips (7); 7. 2l-Logan Forler (6); 8. 45x-Johnny Herrera (11); 9. 81w-Danny Wood (10); 10. 33v-Henry Van Dam (12); 11. 21-Robbie Price (8); 12. 5h-Willie Croft (DNS); 13. 1s-Logan Schuchart (DNS); 14. 1-Justin Henderson (DNS).

B Main 2 (15 laps/4 transfer): 1. 11c-Roger Crockett (4); 2. 55-Aaron Reutzel (1); 3. 17b-Bill Balog (6); 4. 23-Seth Bergman (9); 5. 97-Parker Price-Miller (5); 6. 17a-Austin McCarl (11); 7. 21b-Brian Brown (10); 8. 55t-Trey Starks (14); 9. 4s-Michael Kofoid (8); 10. 6g-Bryan Gossel (13); 11. 99-Skylar Gee (12); 12. 2c-Wayne Johnson (7); 13. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (2); 14. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (DNS).

A Main (30 laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson (2); 2. 2-Shane Stewart (6); 3. 33-Danny Lasoski (9); 4. 1b-Dale Blaney (5); 5. 41-Jason Johnson (4); 6. 83-Joey Saldana (14); 7. 1g-Christopher Bell (12); 8. 88n-D.J. Netto (3); 9. 24-Terry McCarl (8); 10. 9k-Daryn Pittman (7); 11. 18-Jason Solwold (10); 12. 55-Aaron Reutzel (20); 13. 3c-Craig Dollansky (15); 14. 11-Steve Kinser (13); 15. 11c-Roger Crockett (18); 16. 23-Seth Bergman (24); 17. 17b-Bill Balog (22); 18. 1a-Jacob Allen (11); 19. 68-Chase Johnson (23); 20. 9-Ryan Smith (19); 21. 7-Paul McMahan (16); 22. 49-Tanner Thorson (21); 23. 121-Greg Hodnett (1); 24. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (17).

(Top 30 in passing and finishing points in the heat races were inverted in the qualifiers. The top 16 in passing and finishing points following the qualifiers locked into the A Main.)

2016 WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 1-2, 8-9); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 5); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

TICKETS -

General admission tickets for the event are on sale by visiting http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com. Kids 12 and under get in free. There is a discount for military members and senior citizens.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Speed Shift TV will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for only $24.95 per night. Also, a 20-percent discount is available for those who purchase all five nights. Visit http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/WinterHeat for more information.

THE EVENT -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weeks of January in 2016. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

POINTS FUND -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown features a $10,000 points fund thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies. The driver who garners the most overall points throughout all five races receives $4,000 for winning the championship with drivers finishing second through fifth each recording a $1,500 bonus.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in the powersports industry while expanding to service the Automotive Performance, Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, Marine, Diesel, Agricultural, Industrial and Stationary Power markets. Today, Cometic Gasket offers over 85,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe. All Cometic products are made in the United States with materials manufactured on American soil. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies produces "RACEREADY" connecting rods and crankshafts at very affordable prices. K1's connecting rods and crankshafts are made to our designs and are held to some of the tightest accepted tolerances in the racing industry. More attention is shown to finish work than comparable products. A wide variety of sizes and applications are available, from Sport Compact sizes through Small Block and Big Block Chevy and Mopar, including some custom and specialty sizes. Our unique design, which is original to the K1 Technologies line of connecting rods, saves weight without sacrificing strength. K1 Technologies strives to bring our customers a high-quality connecting rod at an affordable price, while providing world-class customer service. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

ERICK RUDOLPH RACES TO THREE QUARTER MIDGET INDOOR WIN AT SOLD OUT PPL CENTER IN ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA; LSMP SERIES OPENER PACKS THE HOUSE; REEDER WINS SLINGSHOT FEATURE

ALLENTOWN, PA (Jan. 2, 2016) – Erick Rudolph proved invincible Saturday night as he led every one of the 40 laps in the Ironton Telephone TQ (Three Quarter) Midget 40-lap feature at Allentown’s PPL Center in front of a sold out crowd.

Rudolph, no stranger to victory in TQ Midget racing, managed two obstacles to perfection to win.

“Lapped traffic can always screw up your race but tonight they were all pretty considerate,” Rudolph, 23, of Ransomville, N.Y. said. The second potential pitfall to Rudolph’s victory was one he controlled all on his own, a dozen restarts with rivals alongside and behind him. “I never really had a problem with the restarts,” Rudolph confessed. “The new Lafler car was perfect.”

Ryan Flores, a transplanted ‘Jersey guy’ who now lives in Mooresville, N.C., ended up second for the third time in the last four Indoor TQ races, each of them behind Rudolph. “I’m kind of getting tired of seeing that yellow number 22 in front of me,” Flores said. “But finishing second in this field is a victory any time, to be honest.”

Canadian Mike Lichty closed late in the race to finish third over Jimmy Blewett who ran as high as second before dropping to fourth over the final ten laps. “Once I got by Blewett, it was pretty much too late,” Lichty said. “The car came in pretty well but I lost a few spots on a couple of the early restarts and fought to get it back.”

Tim Buckwalter was fifth, just behind Blewett in a torrid battle to the checkered. Another Canadian, Rob Neely was sixth. Anthony Sesely, Patrick Emerling, Jonathan Reid and Earl Paules rounded out the top ten.

In the companion 20-lap Slingshot feature race, Eddie Reeder, a 24-year old driver from Harmony, N.J., who is an Indoor Slingshot specialist, led every lap of the way in an attrition-filled race that saw just nine drivers go the distance. Joe Kata III was the second place finisher, taking the nod with a pass on the final restart of Cody Kline. Frank Yankowski and Danny Spellmon trailed.

The Indoor race was the first of its kind in the Lehigh Valley in half a century and drew an enthusiastic, standing room only crowd.

“This is the first sellout we have had in fourteen years of the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions events,” said series founder Len Sammons. “The Lehigh Valley area support for this event has been gratifying to say the least.”

The race was the first of the three 2016 events that comprise the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled By VP Fuels. Subsequent races are scheduled for Atlantic City, N.J. on January 29-30 and Trenton, N.J. on February 26-27, 2016.

Seventy one TQ Midgets took time in the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Time Trials. Quickest was Andy Jankowiak, driving the same car he had won with last year Indoors at Trenton, N.J. His 7.514 was far quicker than Ryan Susice, Ransomville Speedway’s 2015 champion, who was second quick at 7.672. Past Indoor race winners Anthony Sesely (7.673), Ted Christopher (7.689) and Patrick Emerling (7.708) trailed.

Six TQ qualifying heat races, sponsored by All American Property Maintenance, were won by Justin Bonsignore, Jimmy Blewett, Erick Rudolph, Lou Cicconi Jr., Ryan Flores and Neal Williams.

Three Slinger Warehouse Slingshot heat races, presented by Pocono Raceway, were taken by Chris Kurtz after his teammate Jesse Hartman was disqualified, by Anthony Raisner and by David Carraghan.

Three TQ Midget B-Mains were won by Alex Bright, Bobby Holmes, fifth fastest qualifier, who had spun out of a heat race qualifying spot after a tangle with lapped traffic. A solo Slinger Warehouse Slingshot B Main was snared by Kurt Bettler.

Future Homes was the Presenting Sponsor for the night of racing. Associate race sponsors included E.G. Schneider & Son, Racing Electronics and Hoosier Racing Tires.

PIT NOTES: The logistics of putting an indoor event together are particularly acute when the event is taking place in an arena for the first time. This was the case in the PPL Center in Allentown. As it happened, the advertised starting time of having cars on the track for warmups – 1:00 PM – was missed by just fifteen minutes, creditable in any case and certainly for a first time operation.

Part of the time savings came from a two and a half hour move in time; track officials had predicted about four hours to turn the trick…

Officially, Jimmy Blewett completed the first lap on the PPL Center floor, having been in the first practice group. Ryan Tidman was right behind him for the first slow lap on the new track…

Mark Lafler, dominator of recent TQ races as a winning car builder, had eighteen cars in the field for this race, four of the brand spanking new. Ryan Susice, Jonathan Reid, Patrick Emerling and Erick Rudolph all had new ones…

Earl Paules delighted race associate sponsor and his primary sponsor when he finished second in the first B-Main, making it into the big show with a sterling drive…

Just missing the A-Main, with third place finishes in the three Bs were Joey Payne, Geoffrey Sutton, and Zane Zeiner…

Will Cagle’s TQ Midget debut, at age 77, fizzled early. Cagle waved off the third practice for TQs when his car failed to fire at first, then shut off completely. Cagle signaled the ATV push truck to shoot him into the pits…

Ironton Telephone TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Erick Rudolph, 2. Ryan Flores, 3. Mike Lichty, 4. Jimmy Blewett, 5. Tim Buckwalter, 6. Rob Neely, 7. Anthony Sesely, 8. Patrick Emerling, 9. Jonathan Reid, 10. Earl Paules, 11. Bobby Holmes, 12. Ryan Susice, 13. Jimmy Zacharias, 14. Lou Cicconi Jr., 15. Andy Jankowiak, 16. Dakota Kessler, 17. Pat VanVarick, 18. Sheldon Iudicello, 19. Neal Williams, 20. Ted Christopher, 21. Matt Janisch, 22. Justin Bonsignore, 23. Alex Bright, 24. Andrew Krause.

Slinger Warehouse Slingshot Feature (20 Laps): 1. Eddie Reeder, 2. Joe Kata III, 3. Cody Kline, 4. Frank Yankowski, 5. Danny Spellmon, 6. Kyle Herve, 7. Doug Maher, 8. Nick DelCampo, 9. AJ Gerhart 10. Anthony Raisner, 11. Nick Shaw, 12. Ed Stangle, 13. Matt Langbein, 14. Mike Glass, 15. Dave Carraghan, 16. Jim Housworth, 17. Kurt Bettler, 18. Tim Roeder, 19. Chris Kurtz, 20. Coby Kohler.

 

 

TATNELL, MURCOTT AND VEAL CASH IN DURING SPEEDWEEK FINALE AT PREMIER SPEEDWAY

Despite not being able to secure a feature race victory during the Speedweek component of ENZED World Series Sprintcars, Warrnambool’s Jamie Veal secured the USC Speedweek crown after five grueling nights of racing which culminated at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool last night.

Veal’s consistency was sublime as he recorded podium finishes at all bar the opening night of Speedweek at Murray Bridge, where he still managed a solid fourth place result.

Three second placed finishes at Borderline Speedway and both nights of competition at Premier Speedway was enough to see Veal secure 1467 Speedweek points just seven points clear of Tatnell (1460 points) as he claimed the $10,000.00 Speedweek Bonus.

Adding to his bounty of riches Veal also claimed a bonus $500.00 from South West Conveyancing for being the leading qualifier throughout Speedweek.

The top five in Speedweek points was completed by James McFadden in third (1280 points), David Murcott 4th (1252 points) and Luke Dillon who finished 5th after amassing 1203 points.

The overall Championship Standings for ENZED World Series Sprintcars now has Veal atop the charts with 1806 points, with Tatnell in second on 1734 points, Steven Lines is third on 1480 points while David Murcott (1475) and James McFadden (1456) round out the top five.

NIGHT ONE:

The final two nights of USC Speedweek at Sungold Stadium produced plenty of exciting racing with some of the heat racing on January 1 providing a slide job clinic as the big ones went to work.

With thanks to Fresha Fruit Juice, Jamie Veal commenced proceedings on Night One of competition by setting quick time in Flight 1 of qualifying by recording a one lap pass of 11.044 seconds. In Flight 2 it was current Aussie Champion David Murcott who set the pace with a lap of 11.109 seconds.

American Thomas Meseraull, piloting the USA 29 entry for popular Tasmanian car owner Robin Dawkins opened his campaign by taking a heat win as he joined South Australia’s Brendan Quinn (S14) two heat wins, Kerry Madsen (N29), Jake Smith (V72), Keke Falland (S78), Ricky Maiolo (S24) and Peter Doukas (V98).

The C-Main produced a win for Glen Sutherland while contracted World Series Sprintcars driver Daniel Harding joined him in transferring to the B-Main.

Meseraull, Shaun Dobson and Luke Walker who round out the top five followed them.

The B-Main saw Kerry Madsen make his way into the A-Main having earlier endured a power steering pump failure during hot-laps. This resulted in the “Mad Man” only being afforded one lap at the end of qualifying which saw him record a time that was scored as 16th fastest.

Joining the runner up of the 2015 Knoxville Nationals, as transferees from the B-Main were Brendan Quinn, John Vogels, Tim Van Ginneken, Bradley Keller and Ricky Maiolo.

Prior to the A-Main the Gold, Silver and Bronze Shoot-Out events were contested with Steven Lines, James McFadden, David Murcott and Randy Hannagan taking to the track for the Bronze Shootout.

Lines with a best lap of 11.452 and McFadden 11.453 were the two drivers who advanced to the Silver Shootout where they joined Brooke Tatnell and America’s Kyle Hirst on track.

Tatnell produced the fastest lap with an 11.351 second pass to join Lines (11.380) in the Gold Shootout.

In the Gold Shootout the battle for a front row starting position fell the way of Tatnell and Jamie Veal, with Tatnell posting the fastest time of 11.328 seconds marginally faster than Veal’s 11.414-second lap.

On an extremely slick and wide race track, it wasn’t long before James McFadden and Kyle Hirst staked their claims for A-Main success as they rallied to the front of the field.

With all drivers sensing that the track was beginning to ‘take rubber’ it was Hirst who made the move to get by race leader Tatnell as the field began to scramble for position.

With just five laps to go, both Hirst and McFadden had their right rear tyres deflate, thus handing the race lead back to Tatnell while Veal and Lines were next in line to take advantage of the misfortune of the hard charging pair.

At the fall of the chequers it was Tatnell who would claim the win and the $10,000 pay day with veal doing his Championship points no harm at all with a second placed result, while Lines was again strong in third.

Rounding out the top five were Luke Dillon and David Murcott, with Randy Hannagan, Kerry Madsen, John Vogels, Ian Loudoun and Craig Vanderstelt all finishing with top ten finishes.

The Formula 500 Speedweek Series was also on show for the hardy race fans that braved somewhat windy and chilly conditions at Sungold Stadium for the opening night of the two-night World Series Sprintcars event.

On what was the second last night of the Speedweek tournament for the Formula 500 competitors Josh Buckingham (V49) withstood a number of challengers throughout the 20 lap A-Main after having grabbed the lead from Jarrod Moore aboard the V18 entry on lap 12.

From there Buckingham was never headed and held on to win from Matthew Symons and Moore, with Chris Bellman and Angelo Karoussis rounded out the top five.

NIGHT TWO:

Night two of competition was presented by South West Conveyancing and began with Jamie Veal continuing his domination of qualifying sessions in recent times with a pass of 11.143 seconds to again be the fastest qualifier from either of the two qualifying sessions.

In somewhat of a fairytale result, Mt. Gambier’s Ashley Scott not only upstaged his highly credentialed American teammate – Randy Hannagan – but also the remainder of the drivers in flight two as he claimed the fastest time with a lap of 11.303 seconds, which was slightly quicker than second placed David Murcott (11.371 seconds).

Once the heat racing got underway the results went the way of Craig Vanderstelt (S2), Tim Hutchins (T7) with two wins, Jake Tranter (S45), James McFadden (NQ25), Bradley Keller (S19), Ricky Maiolo (S24), John Vogels (V70).

In what had quickly developed into a trying two nights of racing for the American Racing Wheels N29 entry of Kerry Madsen, the “Mad Man” was again consigned to C-Main duties where he was able to transfer along with the V72 of Jake Smith to the last chance B-Main.

Madsen’s run however would come to an end in the B-Main despite forging his way forward to a ninth placed finish.

The top six finishers and subsequent transferees to the A-Main were Tim Rankin, Matt Egel, James McFadden, Shaun Dobson, Steven Lines and Thomas Meseraull.

The Top 8 Shoot-Out provided much intrigue as a couple of Victoria’s up and coming stars qualified for the opportunity to take on the likes of Veal, Tatnell and Murcott in the battle for pole position.

The Bronze Shoot-Out commenced proceedings with Jamie Veal and Warrnambool’s Jye O’Keeffe advancing to the Silver Shoot-Out courtesy of 11.641 second and 11.782 second laps respectively.

Veal’s golden run continued through the Silver Shoot-Out as he progressed by outpacing David Murcott, who would also make it through to the Gold Shoot-Out, thus relegating Jake Tranter and Jye O’Keeffe to third row starts.

The Gold Shoot-Out was a battle royale as Veal and Murcott again managed to leap frog Brooke Tatnell and Jack Lee, who was the night’s high points man, to secure front row starts for the 35 lap A-Main.

The drama of the A-Main began before the drop of the green as James McFadden was forced to endure yet more bad luck as he experienced front-end damage and was retired to the in field.

With the low groove of the race track being groomed prior to the Street Stock event that proceeded the Sprintcar Feature Race in an attempt to prevent a repeat of the rubber down track from the previous night, the preferred line for all competitors in the early going was a low to mid track line.

Jamie Veal was able to settle into his work along with David Murcott and Brooke Tatnell, as the lead trio were able to put a little distance between themselves and the chasing pack.

Further back in the pack the likes of Tasmania’s Shaun Dobson and local racer Tim Rankin began to work on creating a groove a little higher on the track and while it didn’t directly benefit them, it certainly played a result in the outcome.

With just four laps remaining the Diamond Bay Motorsports entry of Luke Dillon shred a right rear tyre along the front straightway, bringing on the caution lights and giving the likes of Murcott and Tatnell a real shot at pinching the victory from the clasp of Veal.

At the drop of the green flag, the re-start saw Murcott challenge strongly on Veal and as Veal switched to a slightly higher line, it was Murcott who seized the opportunity making the all-important pass in turn three.

From there he was never headed and rounded out his 2015-16 ENZED World Series Sprintcars USC Speedweek Tournament with a well-deserved win.

Veal did enough to keep Tatnell at bay in a result that had WSS Officials diving for their abacus, as only seven points were separate Veal from Tatnell in the overall Speedweek standings.

Rounding out the top five were Jack Lee, who produced a flawless display all night and Jye O’Keeffe who like Lee showed that on their night they would be a force to reckon with.

John Vogels enjoyed a strong Speedweek tournament and wrapped it up with a sixth place finish, Jake Tranter (7th), Corey McCullagh (8th), Steven Lines (9th) and Randy Hannagan (10th) rounded out the top ten.

The Street Stocks contested their annual Go Switch Go event, as a part of the night two festivities and the end result was a win for Morris Ahearn aboard the AX4 entry.

Ahearn led home South Australian Steve Gartner and Warrnambool’s own Steven Watts who produced a strong performance to finish third in the W5 entry.

David Murcott (1st), Jamie Veal (2nd) and Brooke Tatnell (3rd) are joined by Tania Jasper and Alistair McKean from South West Conveyancing atop the Premier Speedway podium – Photo by Oval Express Magazine.

The next event at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be the 44th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, The Lady Bay Resort, KRE Race Engines and GJ Gardner Homes.

The dates for the 2016 Classic are Friday January 22, Saturday January 23, and Sunday January 24.

Tickets are available at the gate or on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au. Or at the gates on race day from 9am.

 

 

IT’S SWEET FOR BRAD BUT SWEETER FOR JAMES

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

January 2, 2013

Brad Sweet’s night was again his last name but Sydney racer James Thompson’s was even sweeter at Valvoline Raceway tonight.

Californian Sweet scored his third main event win from four starts in clinching the first 35-lap Feature race but it was local hero James Thompson’s career first victory in the second feature of the night that had the crowd buzzing.

The Kellyville father of two was overcome with emotion as he took his first main event success in 16 years of trying.

“I can’t believe this has finally happened,” Thompson wept, “I’ve been in this position so many times and never been able to finish the job, but tonight I wasn’t giving up.”

Sweet, who finished right on his tail tank, paid tribute to the winner as Thompson hugged his wife Tina and the couples’ young children at the podium.

“That’s what drives you, moments like that,” Sweet smiled, “I did my best to take it off him but to James’ credit he never got off the rubber down line and I couldn’t get past him. He’ll remember this night for a long time.”

Thompson paid tribute to his Dad Bob, his loyal crew and his small band of dedicated sponsors. “I felt the rubber build up on the low line and I had to keep telling myself not to move off it. I knew if I could stay down there he (Brad) would have trouble getting past. I can’t thank my crew enough for giving me a fantastic set up. This is a dream come true.”

Sweet has clearly been the man of the International Series so far with three victories from the five conducted so far – the others went to Robbie Farr and Thompson.

In Feature Race One Sweet accounted for a rapidly finishing Ian Madsen in second place and an ecstatic Jackson Delamont who was delighted to turn around a very disappointing few days with third place tonight.

Madsen seemingly flicked a switch in the dying laps of the A-Main and really got rocking in the #18 KCP / Nehring Construction KPC chassis where he zoomed into podium contention.

Delamont third but Grant Anderson was the initial livewire of the race where he led early and then had to battle Delamont and Robbie Farr to eventually secure fourth place.

Robbie Farr brought the Hi-Tec Oils Cool home in fifth ahead of Max Dumesny sixth (again racking up those USC points) Toby Bellbowen (happy to finish inside the top ten after a succession of frustrations so far this series) seventh, Sammy Walsh eighth, Warren Ferguson ninth in the Fruitwheels Transport Maxim after setting quick time and starting on the front row and Jordyn Brazier rounding out the top ten.

James Thompson was eleventh, Matt Smith twelfth, Kraig Kinser thirteenth, Matt Dumesny fourteenth, Marty Perovich fifteenth, Andrew Wright sixteenth, Darryl Campbell seventeenth, Steve Caunt eighteenth, Danny Reidy nineteenth, Grant Tunks twentieth, Max Johnston twenty-first and Craig Brady twenty-second.

DNF’s were Kasey Kahne (motor) and Ben Atkinson (front end).

FEATURE RACE TWO – USC ROUND 13

In Feature Race Two it was Thompson from Sweet and then initial pole sitter Ben Atkinson in third.

FEATURE RACE TWO – USC ROUND 13

Still smarting from an incident in Feature Race One where his left front wheel assembly collapsed and took him out of the event Atkinson was clearly disappointed also that he didn’t capitalize on his pole position start in Race Two.

“I took too long to realize that the rubber was down on the lowline,” he conceded, “I got too far back to do anything about it and had to play catch up. I’m grateful for my team and sponsors who support me but I’m disappointed in myself for letting this get away.”

Matt Dumesny brought the #57 Synpower Maxim home in a fine fourth place result after being consistent for most of the two nights (the race meeting had been cut short when a big Speedcar crash on January 1 took considerable time for safety precautions to be completed and the A-Main was not conducted that night – it was then held over into tonight).

Kraig Kinser moved from deep in the pack to an eventual fifth place in what was a quiet achiever run for the Indiana third generation racer in the Natrad #4 Maxim.

Max Dumesny showed his typical consistency to finish sixth ahead of initial front row starter Jordyn Brazier in seventh, Matt Smith in eighth, Grant Anderson in ninth and Sammy Walsh tenth.

Kasey Kahne hurt a motor in Feature Race One and returned in time to start deep in the pack for Race Two where he moved forward to eleventh by the chequers ahead of Robbie Farr in twelfth, Carl Dowling thirteenth, Californian Carson Macedo in fourteenth, Danny Reidy fifteenth, Ian Madsen sixteenth, Darryl Campbell seventeenth, Warren Ferguson eighteenth, Jamie O’Neill nineteenth, Lachlan Abbott twentieth and Craig Brady listed as the last car running twenty-first.

DNF’s were Steven Rowell and Marty Perovich.

LATE MODELS MAIN EVENT

The Late Models main event was dominated by Clayton Pyne in the Autopro Barry Wright Racecars #9 who stormed away to a convincing win over the often successful David Doherty in second spot and a very happy Bruce McKenzie filling out the final spot on the podium. McKenzie’s third place finish was a great result for the man who only recently missed the family Christmas holiday due to a nasty leg injury he suffered in a fall in the pits.

Winner Pyne was justifiably proud of his effort. “We’ve been working really hard on this car and it’s starting to pay off,” he smiled, “it’s great to see the fans turn out tonight and we’re grateful for the opportunity to have a run tonight with the weather looking doubtful on Tuesday when we’re scheduled to race. I hope everyone enjoyed the racing.”

Just missing the podium were Ryan Fenech in fourth place, Jessica Cassidy in fifth, Brad Goman (career best finish) in sixth, Todd Bayley seventh, Michael Hickey eighth, Robert Carrig ninth and Tim Bink tenth.

The next event at Valvoline Raceway is Sunday night, January 3 for the Peter Murphy Appreciation USC Round 14.

 

 

 AHG Sprintcar Series   

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016

DAVID Priolo has won back-to-back feature races at the Perth Motorplex, claiming the 12th Annual Watsons Express Transport Sprintcar Muster on Saturday night from Shaun Bradford and Brad Maiolo.

Priolo started from pole and set the pace for the 30-lap feature race that was action-packed from the start and saw many of the big-name drivers watching from the infield.

It was a great result for the Watsons Express Transport-backed driver who paid tribute to his major supporter and event sponsors Rob and Sandra Watson who put so much into the sport here in Western Australia.

Shaun Bradford started from P8 and struck some telling blows in the final stages of the final for his second.

Maiolo was locked in an epic duel with Ryan Lancaster for third in the last few laps, getting the spot by 0.002 of a second.

Lancaster put in one hell of a drive to almost claim his first podium finish in the AHG Sprintcar Series and did it after being forced to charge from the back of the pack.

Callum Williamson bounced back strongly for fifth after starting from P17 in what was a confidence-boosting result after enduring a bone-jarring and chassis-destroying crash in Bunbury last weekend.

Mitchell Wormall started 18th and took sixth while Daryl Clayden hung on for seventh after starting alongside Priolo on the front row.

Youngsters James Inglis and Corey Hunter were eighth and ninth respectively whilst Troy Lawson was the only other finisher, taking 10th.

Ryan Farrell showed some positive signs on the night and after starting from P4 quickly moved up to second before Inglis spun around in turns 1-2 on the second lap.

As the field restarted Farrell’s #90 machine stumbled and he pulled infield.

On the next restart attempt Jamie Maiolo slid into Lee Nash, putting them both over and out for the night.

An open red light situation allowed crews such as Farrell’s the chance to keep their cars in the race but unfortunately for Farrell the effort was not rewarded with the car hitting the pits bend concrete before the next full-lap was completed.

Ken Sartori put in a monster slide job on Daryl Clayden and Ben Ellement just after the restart to claim second spot just before Farrell was out.

There were some great battles back in the pack, including Bradford and Maiolo with Bradford’s #57 machine showing no ill-signs from a damaged front wing.

Jake Beard-Miller’s horror run continued when he hit a rut in pits bend on lap six and flipped hard, heavily damaging the #32 entry.

This was on the back of several big incidents and a car fire in recent shows, testing the resolve for the young throttle stomper who had a stiff neck in the pits after the meeting.

Robert Watson junior was also out after he crashed when trying to avoid the #32 car.

Ben Ellement started from P3 and looked strong in the first 10 laps before the #44 was out with front-end damage.

Jason Kendrick had a tough night behind the wheel of the #11 machine that had coolant issues early in the night.

He started deep in the pack in the final and was then sent to the back of the field after the team changed a rear tyre during the open red light situation.

After moving his way up to sixth Kendrick also headed infield on lap 21.

Bradford was all over the back of Clayden before he made the move stick on lap 23 and then accounted for Brad Maiolo seconds later - just before Scott Chatwin attempted to ride the pits wall and put himself out of the race.

Priolo was dominant in traffic and powered away to six-second win.

Much of the focus was on the battle for the minor placings as Bradford was running out of fuel but managed to hold on for second.

RESULTS

Heat 1: 1st Daryl Clayden, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th James Inglis, 6th Ben Ellement, 7th Brad Maiolo, 8th Scott Chatwin, 9th Andrew Prioilo. DNF: Corey Hunter.

Heat 2: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Jake Beard-Miller, 4th Ken Sartori, 5th Ryan Farrell, 6th Ryan Lancaster, 7th Lee Nash, 8th Robert Watson junior, 9th Troy Lawson. DNF: Mitchell Wormall.

Heat 3: 1st Lee Nash, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Ryan Lancaster, 4th James Inglis, 5th Troy Lawson, 6th Jake Beard-Miller, 7th Robert Watson junior, 8th Mitchell Wormall, 9th Scott Chatwin. DNF: Callum Williamson. DNS Corey Hunter.

Heat 4: 1st Ben Ellement, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Ken Sartori, 5th Daryl Clayden, 6th Shaun Bradford, 7th Jamie Maiolo, 8th Jason Kendrick. DNS: Andrew Priolo.

Feature: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Shaun Bradford, 3rd Bradley Maiolo, 4th Ryan Lancaster, 5th Callum Williamson, 6th Mitchell Wormall, 7th Daryl Clayden, 8th James Inglis, 9th Corey Hunter, 10th Troy Lawson. DNF: Ken Sartori, Scott Chatwin, Jason Kendrick, Ben Ellement, Robert Watson junior, Jake Beard-Miller, Ryan Farrell, Lee Nash and Jamie Maiolo. DNS: Andrew Priolo.

ANOTHER podium finish has helped Brad Maiolo maintain his lead in the 2015-16 AHG Sprintcar Series.

Maiolo was third in the 12th Annual Watsons Express Transport Muster at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night behind David Priolo and Shaun Bradford.

He snatched third from Ryan Lancaster on the line with the margin between the two cars being just 0.002 of a second.

Bradford’s stirring drive from P8 to second has elevated him to second in the points while Jason Kendrick’s DNF on lap 21 proved costly, dropping him to third.

Lee Nash and Ben Ellement hold down the top five.

The next round of the series will be at the Perth Motorplex on January 16 and is the last time for drivers to use their Jokers and double their points for the feature race.

Those who have not played their Jokers will automatically have them played on that show.

Only Andrew Priolo played his Joker on Saturday night and unfortunately he didn’t even start the feature race.

There are still six rounds of the championship remaining with four of those being as part of the World Series Sprintcars western swing in Perth and Bunbury.

The final of the series will be held on March 12 before the AHG Easy as 123 Triple Crown mini-series is held after that.

AHG Sprintcar Series points after rd9: Brad Maiolo 1580, Shaun Bradford 1514, Jason Kendrick 1506, Lee Nash 1462, Ben Ellement 1456, Daryl Clayden 1418, Mitchell Wormall 1408, Jamie Maiolo 1394, Callum Williamson 1340, Ryan Lancaster 1236, David Priolo 1224, Ryan Farrell 1152, Scott Chatwin 1100, Ken Sartori 1076, Andrew Priolo 982, Jake Beard-Miller 980, James Inglis 912, Kye Scroop 898, Troy Lawson 798, Robert Watson junior 712, Jason Pryde 660, Brodie Minchin 484, Aldo De Paoli 480, Taylor Milling 476, Luke Dillon 462, Darren Mewett 422, Sean Zemunik 420, Jacob Lucas 398, Corey Hunter 394, Carl Dowling 344, Daniel Keen 272, Jamie Buszan 222, Terry Cutts, Trent Pigdon 150 each, Ian Madsen 142, Jason Boland 124, Michael Keen 144, Paul Peet 120, Scott Reilly 50.

 

 

Murcott Wins Round 6, Veal Wins Speedweek

Current Australian Champion Dave Murcott claimed his first Enzed World Series Sprintcars A-Main of the 2015/16 season in Round 6 of the series at Warrnambool’s Sungold Stadium but it was local Jamie Veal who walked away the big winner as he was declared the overall USC Speedweek Champion. It was almost a clean sweep on the night for the Warrnambool native as led all but the final three laps after a late race caution bunched the field.

“Following the restart I knew I had a good car and I knew it would stick if I put it in under Jamie so I just drove it in there. I recall starting on the front row with Jamie on the New Year’s Day race here last year and we had a good go and lost out so I guess it’s good to get one over him tonight” added Dave on the podium.

Despite winning the Speedweek Championship Veal was still slightly dejected not to get the round win. “I guess Dave was a little smarter than I was after that restart so I will just have to work on a few things next time. But to win the overall Speedweek Championship is a credit to my Team, my sponsors and my Family so I can’t thank them enough”.

Veal also collected the bonus from South West Conveyancing as the highest point scorer during Revolution Racegear Time Trials over the five nights.

Third across the line was Brooke Tatnell who finished second in the Speedweek points. Despite his two round wins Tatnell fell just 7 points short.

The top five in Round 6 was completed by a couple of local domestic racers who were outstanding all night. Fourth place went to Jack Lee, who ended the heats as the top qualifier, while fifth place went to Jye O’Keeffe, who was second fastest in his qualifying group.

Multiple SRA Champion John Vogels completed a strong week with sixth with South Australian Jake Tranter, Corey McCullagh, Steven Lines and Randy Hannagan completing the top 10.

A number of the WSS Contracted drivers took a big hit in their overall Championship points chase with the likes of Ryan Jones, Daniel Harding and Jason Pryde failing to progress out of the C Main while James McFadden failed to take the green in the main event while Luke Dillon was cause of the only stoppage in the A-Main after his left rear tyre let go.

Earlier in the night Jamie Veal once again set Revolution Racegear Quick Time in his flight while Mount Gambier’s Ash Scott was quickest in the other flight. Scott was quick to point out it was a definitely a career highlight.

The heat winners were Craig Vanderstelt, Tim Hutchins (2), Jake Tranter, James McFadden, Brad Keller, Ricky Maiolo and John Vogels.

Jamie Veal won the Gold Shootout, Kerry Madsen the C-Main while Tim Rankin, Matt Egel, McFadden, Shaun Dobson, Lines and American Thomas Meseraull transferred to the final via the last chance qualifier.

Top 10 in USC Speedweek: Jamie Veal 1467, Brooke Tatnell 1460, James McFadden 1280, Dave Murcott 1252, Luke Dillon 1203, Steven Lines 1173, Kyle Hirst 1148, Brad Keller 1078, Randy Hannagan 1030, Jake Tranter 938.

Heading into Round 7 in Brisbane this Friday and Saturday night Jamie Veal leads the Enzed World Series Sprintcars on 1806 with Tatnell on 1734, Lines 1480, Murcott1475 and McFadden 1456.

 

 

Blaney Bags $12,000 Payday for Winning Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Opener

The second edition of the marquee 410ci winged sprint car event resumes on Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 1, 2016) - Dale Blaney kicked off the new year in style as he led all 30 laps of the opening feature for the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown on Friday at Cocopah Speedway.

Blaney bested 45 other competitors to claim the $12,000 top prize and take the lead in the points standings after Round 1. Action continues on Saturday with Opening Ceremonies for Round 2, which also pays $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start the feature, scheduled to begin at approximately 7 p.m. (Mountain).

"It definitely paid for most of the trip tonight," Blaney said. "This track really suited our style. It was smooth and it was slick. I almost felt like I was back in Ohio. This is a great facility with great people running it."

Blaney earned the most combined points throughout heat race and qualifier competition, which put him on the pole for the main event. After an opening lap crash, which resulted in Rico Abreu and Bill Balog flipping in turn one, the race nearly went green to checkered without Blaney being closely challenged for the top spot.

However, Ryan Smith had a flat tire with less than two laps remaining to bring out a caution. That set up a green-white-checkered finish with all of the competitors tightly bunched behind Blaney for the restart.

Blaney powered away from Justin Henderson, who started the feature on the outside of the front row and pursued Blaney from the runner-up position throughout the main event.

"We got beat by a heck of a good race car driver and a really good team," Henderson said. "We were lucky when he finally got by the lapped cars they were out of the way for me to get by."

Blaney had two close calls that almost provided the opportunity for Henderson to steal the lead. On Lap 7, a half a lap after reaching traffic for the first time, Blaney bumped the backstretch wall exiting turn two. Approximately a dozen laps later he got into the back of D.J. Netto, who was trying to stay on the lead lap.

"After that happened I just kind of backed up and got enough distance," he said. "It was two close ones, but we'll take it."

Despite the incidents Blaney maintained the lead to become the sixth different winner in six Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown features. Henderson held off Greg Hodnett for second place in a tight race between two drivers making their debut at the 3/8-mile oval.

"We only really had one opportunity in that whole 30-lap race to maybe squeak by Justin," Hodnett said. "He kind of blew it in and hit some dust and scooted out. I had a little bit of a run, but it wasn't worth crashing him or I trying to shove it in there. We felt it was better to finish and come back tomorrow. We're pretty happy with it. Overall, the guys did a great job getting acclimated to unfamiliar territory. We just have to continue to work toward getting our car a little better."

Roger Crockett advanced from eighth to fourth place with Bud Kaeding rounding out the top five.

Jason Solwold, Joey Saldana, Daryn Pittman, Kyle Larson and Terry McCarl finished sixth through 10th, respectively.

Austin McCarl, Henderson, Crockett, Danny Lasoski and Logan Forler each won a heat race with Bill Balog, Smith, Larson, Solwold and Christopher Bell claiming a qualifier. Craig Dollansky and Abreu were the B Main winners.

NOTES : D.J. Netto was awarded a $250 gift card from SpeedMart and a $75 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants for being the Hard Charger Award winner. … Netto qualified for the feature when Tanner Thorson was disqualified from the final transfer position in the second B Main because he was too light at the scales. … Logan Forler earned a $50 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsports Lubricants for being the first non-qualifier.

JAN. 1 RESULTS -

Heat Race 1 (8 laps): 1. 17a-Austin McCarl (1); 2. 1-Dale Blaney (3); 3. 49-Tanner Thorson (5); 4. 11-Steve Kinser (10); 5. 57-Kyle Larson (6); 6. 2b-Bill Balog (8); 7. 1g-Christopher Bell (7); 8. 99-Skylar Gee (2); 9. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (4); 10. 81w-Danny Wood (DNS).

Heat Race 2 (8 laps): 1. 1-Justin Henderson (1); 2. 21b-Brian Brown (3); 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart (2); 4. 121-Greg Hodnett (6); 5. 9k-Daryn Pittman (8); 6. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 7. 45x-Johnny Herrera (7); 8. 6g-Bryan Gossel (9); 9. 88n-D.J. Netto (4).

Heat Race 3 (8 laps): 1. 11c-Roger Crockett (1); 2. 2-Shane Stewart (3); 3. 83-Joey Saldana (5); 4. 1a-Jacob Allen (2); 5. 55t-Trey Starks (8); 6. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (9); 7. 7t-Tasker Phillips (4); 8. 55-Aaron Reutzel (6); 9. 7-Paul McMahan (7).

Heat Race 4 (8 laps): 1. 33-Danny Lasoski (1); 2. 24-Terry McCarl (4); 3. 3c-Craig Dollansky (3); 4. 68-Chase Johnson (7); 5. 23-Seth Bergman (2); 6. 97-Parker Price-Miller (5); 7. 21-Robbie Price (6); 8. 4s-Michael Kofoid (8); 9. 9r-Reece Goetz (DNS).

Heat Race 5 (8 laps): 1. 2l-Logan Forler (2); 2. 26-Bud Kaeding (4); 3. 9-Ryan Smith (3); 4. 18-Jason Solwold (6); 5. 24r-Rico Abreu (9); 6. 41-Jason Johnson (5); 7. 2c-Wayne Johnson (8); 8. 5h-Willie Croft (7); 9. 33v-Henry Van Dam (DQ).

Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1. 2b-Bill Balog (1); 2. 9k-Daryn Pittman (3); 3. 24r-Rico Abreu (2); 4. 11c-Roger Crockett (5); 5. 2c-Wayne Johnson (8); 6. 45x-Johnny Herrera (7); 7. 2l-Logan Forler (6); 8. 33v-Henry Van Dam (10); 9. 5h-Willie Croft (9); 10. 49-Tanner Thorson (DNS).

Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1. 9-Ryan Smith (2); 2. 23-Seth Bergman (1); 3. 83-Joey Saldana (4); 4. 33-Danny Lasoski (5); 5. 55t-Trey Starks (3); 6. 6g-Bryan Gossel (7); 7. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (9); 8. 11-Steve Kinser (6); 9. 55-Aaron Reutzel (DNS).

Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson (2); 2. 1b-Dale Blaney (5); 3. 3c-Craig Dollansky (3); 4. 26-Bud Kaeding (6); 5. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1); 6. 88n-D.J. Netto (9); 7. 4s-Michael Kofoid (8); 8. 97-Parker Price-Miller (7); 9. 68-Chase Johnson (4).

Qualifier 4 (10 laps): 1. 18-Jason Solwold (2); 2. 1s-Logan Schuchart (3); 3. 24-Terry McCarl (4); 4. 21b-Brian Brown (5); 5. 81w-Danny Wood (9); 6. 41-Jason Johnson (7); 7. 21-Robbie Price (1); 8. 17a-Austin McCarl (6); 9. 99-Skylar Gee (8).

Qualifier 5 (10 laps): 1. 1g-Christopher Bell (1); 2. 121-Greg Hodnett (4); 3. 1-Justin Henderson (6); 4. 2-Shane Stewart (5); 5. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (3); 6. 7t-Tasker Phillips (7); 7. 7-Paul McMahan (8); 8. 1a-Jacob Allen (DNS); 9. 9r-Reece Goetz (DNS).

B Main 1 (15 laps/4 transfer): 1. 3c-Craig Dollansky (1); 2. 1g-Christopher Bell (5); 3. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (2); 4. 7-Paul McMahan (10); 5. 2l-Logan Forler (3); 6. 17a-Austin McCarl (4); 7. 81w-Danny Wood (13); 8. 2c-Wayne Johnson (7); 9. 33v-Henry Van Dam (15); 10. 41-Jason Johnson (9); 11. 68-Chase Johnson (6); 12. 99-Skylar Gee (14); 13. 4s-Michael Kofoid (11); 14. 1a-Jacob Allen (DNS); 15. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (DNS).

B Main 2 (15 laps/4 transfer): 1. 24r-Rico Abreu (1); 2. 11-Steve Kinser (3); 3. 7t-Tasker Phillips (5); 4. 88n-D.J. Netto (9); 5. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6); 6. 5h-Willie Croft (13); 7. 23-Seth Bergman (4); 8. 6g-Bryan Gossel (8); 9. 97-Parker Price-Miller (11); 10. 21-Robbie Price (10); 11. 55t-Trey Starks (2); 12. 45x-Johnny Herrera (7); 13. 49-Tanner Thorson (DQ); 14. 55-Aaron Reutzel (DNS); 15. 9r-Reece Goetz (DNS).

A Main (30 laps): 1. 1b-Dale Blaney (1); 2. 1-Justin Henderson (2); 3. 121-Greg Hodnett (4); 4. 11c-Roger Crockett (8); 5. 26-Bud Kaeding (3); 6. 18-Jason Solwold (5); 7. 83-Joey Saldana (6); 8. 9k-Daryn Pittman (7); 9. 57-Kyle Larson (12); 10. 24-Terry McCarl (10); 11. 33-Danny Lasoski (9); 12. 2-Shane Stewart (14); 13. 21b-Brian Brown (13); 14. 1g-Christopher Bell (19); 15. 11-Steve Kinser (20); 16. 1s-Logan Schuchart (11); 17. 3c-Craig Dollansky (17); 18. 88n-D.J. Netto (24); 19. 7t-Tasker Phillips (22); 20. 9-Ryan Smith (15); 21. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (21); 22. 7-Paul McMahan (23); 23. 2b-Bill Balog (16); 24. 24r-Rico Abreu (18).

(Top 30 in passing and finishing points in the heat races were inverted in the qualifiers. The top 16 in passing and finishing points following the qualifiers locked into the A Main.)

UNOFFICIAL POINTS AFTER NIGHT 1 -

.1. 1b-Dale Blaney 180; 2. 1-Justin Henderson 175; 3. 121-Greg Hodnett 171; 4. 11c-Roger Crockett 168; 5. 26-Bud Kaeding 165; 6. 18-Jason Solwold 162; 7. 83-Joey Saldana 159; 8. 9k-Daryn Pittman 156; 9. 57-Kyle Larson 153; 10. 24-Terry McCarl 150; 11. 33-Danny Lasoski 148; 12. 2-Shane Stewart 146; 13. 21b-Brian Brown 144; 14. 1g-Christopher Bell 142; 15. 11-Steve Kinser 140; 16. 1s-Logan Schuchart 138; 17. 3c-Craig Dollansky 136; 18. 88n-D.J. Netto 134; 19. 7t-Tasker Phillips 132; 20. 9-Ryan Smith 130; 21. 41s-Dominic Scelzi 128; 22. 7-Paul McMahan 126; 23. 2b-Bill Balog 124; 24. 24r-Rico Abreu 122; T25. 2l-Logan Forler 115; T25. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 115; T27. 17a-Austin McCarl 113; T27. 5h-Willie Croft 113; T29. 81w-Danny Wood 111; T29. 23-Seth Bergman 111; T31. 2c-Wayne Johnson 109; T31. 6g-Bryan Gossel 10; T33. 33v-Henry Van Dam 107; T33. 97-Parker Price-Miller 107; T35. 41-Jason Johnson 105; T35. 21-Robbie Price 105; T37. 68-Chase Johnson 103; T37. 55t-Trey Starks 103; T39. 99-Skylar Gee 101; T39. 45x-Johnny Herrera 101; T41. 4s-Michael Kofoid 99; T41. 55-Aaron Reutzel 99; T43. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr 97; T43. 49-Tanner Thorson 97; 45. 1a-Jacob Allen 95.

2016 WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 1-2, 8-9); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 5); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

TICKETS -

General admission tickets for the event are on sale by visiting http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com. Kids 12 and under get in free. There is a discount for military members and senior citizens.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Speed Shift TV will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for only $24.95 per night. Also, a 20-percent discount is available for those who purchase all five nights. Visit http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/WinterHeat for more information.

THE EVENT -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weeks of January in 2016. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

POINTS FUND -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown features a $10,000 points fund thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies. The driver who garners the most overall points throughout all five races receives $4,000 for winning the championship with drivers finishing second through fifth each recording a $1,500 bonus.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in the powersports industry while expanding to service the Automotive Performance, Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, Marine, Diesel, Agricultural, Industrial and Stationary Power markets. Today, Cometic Gasket offers over 85,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe. All Cometic products are made in the United States with materials manufactured on American soil. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies produces "RACEREADY" connecting rods and crankshafts at very affordable prices. K1's connecting rods and crankshafts are made to our designs and are held to some of the tightest accepted tolerances in the racing industry. More attention is shown to finish work than comparable products. A wide variety of sizes and applications are available, from Sport Compact sizes through Small Block and Big Block Chevy and Mopar, including some custom and specialty sizes. Our unique design, which is original to the K1 Technologies line of connecting rods, saves weight without sacrificing strength. K1 Technologies strives to bring our customers a high-quality connecting rod at an affordable price, while providing world-class customer service. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Another Speedweek Win For Tatnell

9 times series Enzed World Series Sprintcars Champion Brooke Tatnell joined James McFadden as a two time winner this week as he drove to victory in round 4 of USC Speedweek at the Sungold Stadium at Warrnambool. After leading the opening 10 laps Brooke was passed by Californian Kyle Hirst, who had found the rubber on the low groove, but with seven laps to go Hirst’s right rear let go allowing Tatnell to lead the final 7 laps unchallenged.

“During the early part of the race I was looking up at the big screen trying to work out if anyone was getting the bottom to work and once Kyle (Hirst) blew by me on the bottom I thought I had better get down there. From there it was basically a race for second until Kyle lost his right rear”.

“I had a feeling the tyre was getting pretty bald as when you start losing the rubber the tyre starts to vibrate so from there I just tried to conserve what I had”.

Tatnell’s win elevated the Krikke Motorsports driver to lead in the USC Speedweek points tally and to second overall in the Enzed World Series Sprintcars Championship behind Jamie Veal.

Second across the line was local hero Jamie Veal who continued his amazing start to the Championship that has now seen the driver of the #35 Maxim record five top four results in as many rounds, including a win the opening event in Sydney.

After a string of podium results, including two round wins, James McFadden was set for yet another third placed result until he suffered the same fate as Hirst as his right rear tyre let go on the same lap as the leader.

After a tough recent run Mount Gambier’s Steven Lines bounced back with a third placed run ahead of fellow South Australian Luke Dillon and Australian Champion Dave Murcott.

American veteran Randy Hannagan had one of his best nights since joining the Series in sixth while Kerry Madsen, who progressed from the B-Main, John Vogels, Ian Loudoun and Craig Vanderstelt completed the top ten on what was a rubber down racetrack.

The night began with Jamie Veal setting Revolution Racegear Quick Time in Flight 1 while David Murcott was quickest in Flight 2. A total of 8 heats were conducted with American Thomas Meseraull, Brendan Quinn (2), Kerry Madsen, Jake Smith, Keke Falland, Ricky Maiolo and Peter Doukas.

Glen Sutherland and Daniel Harding progressed from the C-Main to the back of the B-Main while Madsen, Quinn, John Vogels, Tim Van Ginneken, Brad Keller and Maiolo transferred to the 35 lap A-Main from the B. Brooke Tatnell won the Gold Shootout.

During the heat races a number of drivers struck trouble including Glen Sutherland fell on his side after contact with the wall in turn four while Jason Pryde rode out a big series of rolls after hitting the wall in turn three.

The USC Speedweek Final will be held in Warrnambool on Saturday January 2, 2016.

 

 

SWEET REPEAT

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

December 30, 2015

Californian Brad Sweet scored his second main event win from three contested in the International Series so far when he annexed the 2015 NSW Sprintcar Championship at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway tonight.

Sweet was rarely trouble for supremacy driving the #99 Highrace Towing KKR Chassis in the 35-lap A-Main as he became the first American since Danny Smith in 1986 to win the NSW Championship.

“I’m honoured to win this race even more now,” Sweet smiled as he was told of the statistic, “to win a race that the great Danny Smith has won thirty years ago is fantastic.”

Danny Smith would have been justifiably proud tonight as all three of the podium positions went to Americans with Sweet’s team owner Kasey Kahne placing second and Kraig Kinser in third.

“I feel like I’m really getting this place figured out,” grinned Kahne after recording his second consecutive runner-up finish in the C1 Speed KKR, “we had a great race going with Kraig (Kinser) for about five laps where we just ran side by side. It was a lot of fun.” Kraig Kinser was a much speedier proposition tonight in the #4 Natrad Maxim and was all smiles at the end of the race.

“We really got rolling around here a whole lot better and I think we can be a lot better yet,” he explained, “I’m really positive about our chances on Friday and seeing if we can get this car up front.”

Grant Anderson was the first Australian home in the #37 Bandag Latrobe Valley Maxim after a titanic struggle with Toby Bellbowen that lasted for many laps.

“We just have to keep putting ourselves in a position to win,” Anderson explained, “we’re fast, we just need to step it up that little bit more.”

Anderson finished fourth ahead of Darwin racer Ben Atkinson who really got motoring late in the race in his Aeroflow J&J to move into fifth over the ever-consistent Max Dumesny sixth, Robbie Farr (who was battling food poisoning) in seventh, Toby Bellbowen in eighth, Darryl Campbell ninth and Danny Reidy rounding out the ten.

Sam Walsh stormed back to eleventh after starting from the rear in position twenty-four after he made a rare and mysterious mistake whilst leading as he began the second lap.

Walsh, who had won the Pole Shootout and begun the main event on pole spun his #92 Rocket Maxim completely on his own at the entry to the first corner on lap two. At the resultant caution light period many speculated whether Walsh had spun in engine oil that was left by the hapless Marty Perovich as he ground to a halt on the main straight before the green lights had even come on in the main event.

“I honestly don’t know what happened,” Walsh mused after the race, “it spun so quickly that I didn’t even have time to catch it. I’m a bit confused by it to be honest.”

Grant Tunks put in of his best drives this season with twelfth over the improved Jimmy Matchett in thirteenth, James Thompson fourteenth after he borrowed Peter O’Neill’s #35 car to start from the rear when Thompson experienced motor problems in his own car.

Jeremy Cross was his usual lively self to place fifteenth ahead of Kelly Linigen sixteenth, Jordyn Brazier seventeenth, Carl Dowling eighteenth, Alex Orr nineteenth and Brian Czuczi doing a fantastic job to qualify straight into the A-Main and finishing twentieth.

Queenslander Steven Rowell and Dad Mick built up a new car all day yesterday and their hard work was rewarded with Steve making it straight into the A-Main before eventually finishing 21st.

DNF’s went to Troy Little, Glen Saville and Marty Perovich.

The night was spectacular for many reasons.

A frightening rollover for teenager Sebastian Johnston in an earlier heat race escalated into something much bigger when Warren Ferguson and Ian Madsen flipped at the other end of the circuit as the red lights came on.

Ferguson ran into the back of Ian Madsen going into turn three and the pair flipped violently destroying both cars in the process.

“I didn’t hear the call on the red light (which had come on for the Sebastian Johnston crash half a lap before) or see the red light and I guess Ian was slowing down for that reason. I honestly didn’t realize until it was too late. I’m really, really sorry for Ian because I didn’t mean to do that to either of us.”

Amongst all that confusion Garry Brazier suffered main wing damage to this Capalaba Wreckers #21 car but was still able to restart.

Officials believed that Brazier was supposed to start one row further back from where he was lining up at the restart and in the end the six times Australian Champion pulled his car up on the main straight to communicate his displeasure.

The huge crowd cheered loudly when Brazier took his steering wheel off and walked back to the pits leaving the racecar on the track for officials to deal with.

A message was communicated to Garry shortly after that there had been confusion over the starting order and he was in fact supposed to restart where he believed initially.

Brazier returned to the track to run the restart but struggled with the damage to his top wing and eventually pulled off and headed back to the pits.

In the process Garry had gained several thousand more fans than when he started the night.

The B-Main was won by Toby Bellbowen from Darryl Campbell in second place, Grant Tunks in third place and Jeremy Cross finishing as the last A-Main transferee in fourth.

The C-Main was won by Matt Smith over Danno Needham in second and Sean Dyson third.

The Late Model main event win went to Sydney’s David Doherty who recorded his fourth career feature success over talented lady racer Jessica Cassidy recording her best ever result with a fine second place over fellow Hunter Valley racer Clayton Pyne in third.

“I couldn’t win a race before I turned fifty,” smiled Doherty after the race, “and since I have I’ve won four feature races!”

Todd Bayley placed fourth behind the lead trio with Ben Nicastri in fifth, Tim Bink sixth, Ryan Fenech seventh, Dean Hickey eighth, Michael Hickey ninth and Brad Goman rounding out the top ten.

Raymond Terrace Carline Automotive mechanic Shane Carlson was too resilient for Dungog’s Brendan Wakeman in the Street Stock main event with Phil Clarke taking out the final podium spot.

The next event at Valvoline Raceway is this Friday night, January 1, for the Firecracker 50-lapper for Ultimate Sprintcars plus Speedcars and Fender Benders.

 

 

ROBBIE IS TOO ‘COOL’ FOR SKOOL IN USC NSW ROUND TEN

Official release: Valvoline Raceway / Ultimate Sprintcar Championship

December 28, 2015

Robbie Farr stomped his Hi-Tec Oils COOL Chassis to victory lane tonight at Valvoline Raceway to claim the tenth round of USC NSW and edge out NASCAR hero Kasey Kahne in second and USA domiciled Sydneysider Ian Madsen in third.

Farr took the unusual step of running the lowline for much of the 35-lap Feature event and later admitting it was hardly the way he wanted to get the victory.

“You know me, I don’t like running the lowline at the best of times, but we’ll certainly take the win tonight and get some more Chase points,” grinned the soon to be Queensland based former Australian Champion.

The victory was Farr’s 39th for his career at Valvoline Raceway and his 100th career podium finish at the iconic Parramatta venue.

Kahne, who set quick time earlier in qualifying to kick off the night, led the main event early before Farr moved by on lap four and shot off initially into the distance.

By the time the chequers flew later on the American star was perilously close to the rear of the Hi-Tec Oils Cool.

The second place finish was made even sweeter by the fact that Kahne’s former Hendrick Motorsport teammate and childhood hero Jeff Gordon was also in attendance watching the action at VR.

“This is great to get a finish like this early in our campaign,” he smiled, “and it was really cool to have Jeff here to see it. I’m glad he could come out and get some Sprintcar action in during his Australian holiday and I’m really pleased for my guys working so hard on this car.”

Third placed Ian Madsen recorded his best result so far in the International Series in finishing third but the fiercely determined Sydneysider was clearly already thinking about the next race in two nights time.

“I know we’re starting to get rolling now after a slow start. I know we have good speed we just need to get a better result in qualifying and give ourselves a better chance with our starting position in the A-Main.”

Californian Brad Sweet, who dominated the previous night’s competition, had to settle for fourth place in the Highrace Towing KKR.

“It just wasn’t our night tonight,” he later conceded, “sometimes it’s like that.”

James Thompson was the first of the local heroes home in fifth place who, despite having a fast run in qualifying, suffered all sorts of motor complications throughout the night leading into the A-Main.

Jackson Delamont trailed Thompson home with a solid sixth place over Sam Walsh in seventh and Marty Perovich with his best International Series result so far in eighth place.

Matt Smith trailed home in ninth place ahead of Max Dumesny in tenth, Matt Dumesny eleventh, Grant Anderson twelfth, Ben Atkinson thirteenth, Kelly Linigen fourteenth, Toby Bellbowen fifteenth, Grant Tunks sixteenth, Jeremy Cross seventeenth, Kraig Kinser eighteenth, Jordyn Brazier nineteenth, Warren Ferguson twentieth, Jay Waugh twenty first and Marcus Dumesny twenty second.

DNF’s were Danny Reidy and Garry Brazier.

The racing was spectacular but also marred by some frightening crashes including a truly gut wrenching wreck for Max Johnston in the Flair Dancewear #38 entry.

Johnston rode a right rear wheel in turn two of his heat race and crashed at full speed into the tyre wall at the exit to the corner, completely destroying his car in the process.

Though he was able to escape serious injury Max was visibly emotional in realizing his racecar was beyond repair.

Kraig Kinser was in the wars too, flipping heavily in qualifying and requiring a major rebuild of most of the Natrad Maxim by several teams who pitched in to lend a hand before then having to come through the C-Main, the B-Main and eventually into the A-Main to reward everyone’s efforts.

“I gave my guys a lot more work to do tonight than they should have,” Kinser admitted, “so I kinda had to get up in the saddle and try get us a win.”

Though he didn’t get to the podium Kinser passed many cars in the recovery process and impressed a lot of fans.

The Speedcars and Wingless Sprints played support to Round Ten of the USC NSW and some of the racing and indeed the highwire theatrics were breath-taking.

17 year old Marulan Speedcar young gun Braydon Willmington scored his career first victory with a cool hand drive in the 20 lap main event after initial leader Matthew Hunter broke with only a handful of laps to go.

Hunter’s heartbreak (it was unlikely he would have been passed had there not been an untimely restart when the car broke down soon after) would become Willmington’s joy as the smooth youngster narrowly defeated Canberra rising star Michael Stewart in the Stephen Dillon entry for second place and veteran hard charger Mark Brown in third.

Matt Jackson was determined to make the tricky highline stick in fourth place over Troy Jenkins in fifth, Australian Champion Adam Clarke sixth, West Aussie Kaiden Manders in seventh, sixteen year old rookie Jack Black in eighth, Glen Shaw in ninth and Nick Rowe rounding out the top ten.

The Wingless Sprint action was typically ferocious and after some spectacular rollovers in the preliminary racing the main event appeared to have settled down to a fluid motion.

South Australian Brett Ireland had been clearly one of the fastest cars all night but an all or nothing passing attempt with two laps to go on leader Scott Rowe came unstuck and Ireland flipped heavily into the path of the hapless third placed Daniel Flood.

Ireland and Flood were too badly damaged to continue whilst Rowe edged away to a win over the remaining two circulations to win from Jason Bates in second place and Dean Thomas home in third.

The next event at Valvoline Raceway is scheduled for Wednesday night, December 30 and will feature Round 11 of USC NSW, Late Model Sedans, Street Stocks and a Demolition Derby.

 

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2015

JAMIE MAIOLO TAMES BUNBURY TO WIN AHG SPRINTCAR SERIES ROUND 8

JAMIE Maiolo claimed his third feature race win of the season when round 8 of the AHG Sprintcar Series was held at Quit Bunbury Speedway on Saturday night.

Maiolo started from P2 for the 30-lap final and survived some late-race challenges from Jason Kendrick to take the win with Shaun Bradford home in third.

Maiolo led for most of the race, capping off a good night for the driver of the #99 LJM Racing machine.

He was quickest in qualifying from Bradford and Kendrick and then banked solid points with a win and a third in the heat races.

From there Maiolo was seeded into the Gold Dash with Kendrick with little separating the two drivers in the race against the clock that went in Kendrick’s favour, with both starting on the front row for the all-important final.

Kendrick closed the gap in the latter stages of the final and showed his nose inside Maiolo on a few occasions, briefly getting to the lead on lap 21 but Maiolo was equal to the challenge and reclaimed the lead and the eventual win.

Bradford started from P5 and joined in the party at the front of the pack late, muscling his way by Kendrick with three laps remaining, but he then washed up the track and the car didn’t straighten as planned, allowing Kendrick to reclaim the spot.

Ben Ellement converted a P6 start into fourth, capping off a good result for the driver of the #44 machine despite suffering damage to the car’s floor pan and having throttle linkage problems.

This was on top of a broken rear shock absorber in the dashes.

Despite this it was a solid finish to the double-header weekend for Ellement who crashed out when leading the field in round seven at the Motorplex 24 hours earlier.

Lee Nash took fifth (after starting from P3) and was followed over the line by David Priolo (from P7), Daniel Keen (from P12), Brad Maiolo (a great charge forward after starting from P16), Daryl Clayden (from P8), Ryan Lancaster (P13), Mitchell Wormall (P11), Brodie Minchin (P17), Aldo De Paoli (P10) and Jamie Buszan (P18).

Callum Williamson had a tough night behind the wheel of the #73 and a couple of DNFs don’t reflect the speed he had.

He was battling with Daniel Keen for the lead in the fourth before there was contact between the two and the car’s front-end was damaged.

Then in the feature race he started from 14 and was working his way forward before he rode out a massive crash in pits bend after just five laps.

Williamson was shaken by the incident but was uninjured – unfortunately the same couldn’t be said for his J&J chassis that took a major hit and was severely bent on the top rails.

Andrew Priolo, Ryan Farrell and Scott Chatwin were the other non-finishers with Farrell’s run of back luck for the 2015-16 season continuing.

Brad Maiolo went into the round as the highest point scorer in the series but was forced to dig deep in the final and start towards the back of the pack after a big crash on the back straight in one of his heats.

The crew thrashed to replace the front-end, rear-end and a whole heap of other bolt-on components before the feature race.

The series continues with round 9 at the Perth Motorplex next Saturday night.

Qualifying: Jamie Maiolo 13.691, Shaun Bradford 13.726, Jason Kendrick 13.809, Ryan Farrell 13.822, Daryl Clayden 13.847, Ben Ellement 13.870, David Priolo 13.876, Scott Chatwin 13.887, Lee Nash 13.938, Daniel Keen 13.983, Callum Williamson 14.046, Ryan Lancaster 14.101, Brad Maiolo 14.152, Sean Zemunik 14.219, Aldo De Paoli 14.339, Brodie Minchin 14.506, Mitchell Wormall 14.534, Jamie Buszan 15.081.

Heat 1: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nds Jason Kendrick, 3rd Daryl Clayden, 4th David Priolo, 5th Lee Nash, 6th Callum Williamson, 7th Aldo De Paoli, 8th Brad Maiolo, 9th Brodie Minchin, 10th Jamie Buszan.

Heat 2: 1st Ryan Farrell, 2nd Ben Ellement, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Ryan Lancaster, 5th Daniel Keen, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Scott Chatwin, 8th Mitchell Wormall, 9th Sean Zemunik.

Heat 3: 1st Lee Nash, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Daryl Clayden, 5th Scott Chatwin. DNF: Andrew Priolo, Ryan Lancaster, Brodie Minchin and Brad Maiolo.

Heat 4: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Ben Ellement, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Aldo De Paoli. DNF: Daniel Keen, Callum Williamson, Jamie Buszan. DNS: Sean Zemunik.

Feature: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Ben Ellement, 5th Lee Nash, 6th David Priolo, 7th Daniel Keen, 8th Brad Maiolo, 9th Daryl Clayden, 10th Ryan Lancaster, 11th Mitchell Wormall, 12th Brodie Minchin, 13th Aldo De Paoli, 14th Jamie Buszan. DNF: Callum Williamson, Andrew Priolo, Ryan Farrell and Scott Chatwin. DNS: Sean Zemunik.

 

 

McFadden Wins Speedweek Opener at Murray Bridge

Former World Series Sprintcars Champion James McFadden finally broke through for an Enzed World Series Sprintcars A-Main victory at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway as he led the entire 35 lap journey after starting from position two. After winning the start over pole sitter Luke Dillon McFadden used the highline to perfection as he opened up a race winning lead only to see the caution come on with seven laps to go bunching the field up for the final dash to the chequered flag.

“Every year I always find a way to lose this race and when the caution came on I thought it could happen again. I had no idea where the other guys were running but I was really able to put my car anywhere on the track. I can’t thank my guys enough for giving me a great car tonight and it is a great way to build momentum for the rest of the week” commented James following the event.

Luke Dillon’s runner-up position saw him just fail in his attempt to clean sweep the night after setting the fastest time in Flight 1 of Time Trials and winning the Gold Shootout.

Third across the line was Mount Gambier’s Steven Lines with Warrnambool’s Jamie Veal and Brad Keller rounding out the top 5. Throughout the journey Keller was involved in a spirited battle with Brooke Tatnell and American Kyle Hirst, with the South Australian getting the better of the two professional racers. Keller also set the fastest time in flight 2 of Revolution Racegear Time Trials.

Local Murray Bridge hero Ryan Jones followed Hirst to finish in eighth while Randy Hannagan and last years Murray Bridge round winner Matt Egel completing the top 10.

Earlier in the night the heat winners were Jason Pryde, Ryan Jones, Daniel Pestka (2), Jamie Veal, James McFadden, Mark Caruso and Keke Falland. Victorian Darren Mollenoyux was the winner of the B-Main.

Contracted driver Daniel Harding had a tough night as he rode out a huge crash in the opening round of heats sustaining enough damage to force the team to put a new car together for next round at Mount Gambier tomorrow night.

Therefore after night 1 of USC Speedweek James McFadden leads the Speedweek points on 337 ahead of Luke Dillon 304, Steven Lines 295, Jamie Veal 272 and Brad Keller 262.

Jamie Veal maintained his overall Enzed World Series Sprintcars points lead (611) over Steven Lines 602 and Luke Dillon on 553.

 

 

HOW SWEET IT IS

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

December 27, 2015

Californian Brad Sweet began his 2015/2016 Down Under campaign with a sweeping win in the 35 lap Valvoline Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix tonight at Valvoline Raceway.

Sweet sped the striking blue 99 Highrace Towing / Ruhs Brothers Kahne chassis to victory but it was far from an easy collection.

“Man that track was challenging, which kinda made it fun. I was so busy in lapped traffic and had to work really hard to make my moves count and my lines stick at times. Some parts of the track were real grippy and others real slick so you had to be on your game.”

Sweet led home Sydneysider James Thompson in the Stahlwille Tools #22 QT Chassis over Robbie Farr (who came from the B-Main) in the Hi-Tec Oils Cool in third, Max Dumesny’s Valvoline #5 Maxim in fourth and Kelly Linigen’s #25 MSCN Maxim in fifth.

Thompson was lucky to survive an unsettling bump late in the A-Main which unfortunately saw lively Darwin racer Ben Atkinson flip the Aeroflow J&J whilst attempting to move into second.

For Kelly Linigen the night was particularly pleasing considering she was battling the flu – her effort to be high point scorer and start on the front row of the main event was her best for at least a couple of seasons.

Kraig Kinser salvaged a hectic night in the Natrad #4 Maxim to finish a strong sixth behind Linigen over the lucky Matt Smith who some how didn’t flip or crash out when he t-boned the spun lapped car of Jason Gebert in the B-Main.

Grant Anderson soldiered home in eighth over Jackson Delamont (from 17th starting position) in ninth and Max Johnston rounding out the top ten.

Californian 19 year old Carson Macedo was solid on VR debut with eleventh position over Sam Walsh in twelfth, Darryl Campbell thirteenth, Warren Ferguson fourteenth, Carl Dowling fifteenth, Toby Bellbowen sixteenth, Jay Waugh seventeenth and Mick Saller eighteenth.

DNF’s were Ben Atkinson (rollover), Jordyn Brazier, Ian Madsen (flat left rear tyre), Daniel Sayre, Jeremy Cross and Kasey Kahne.

Kahne had to half spin to miss the spun Warren Ferguson and unfortunately damaged the front end on the C1 Speed / KKR #4 which prevented him from taking his place back in the field at the restart.

Quick time qualifiers in the two groups were Robbie Farr and James Thompson.

The B-Main was won by Robbie Farr from Matt Smith in second, Kraig Kinser third and Jay Waugh grabbing the final transfer position.

The Legend Car main event was scored by Robbie Rawlings over Glen Philpott in second place and rookie Nathan Camilleri home in third for his first ever podium result.

The AMCA Nationals main event and indeed most of the night was dominated by Newcastle veteran Darrell Kime over James Deahm in second place and Raymond Kime home third.

The 36th Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix was run as a postponed event from Boxing Day night that was rained out.

The field returns tomorrow night for USC NSW Round 10 and Night Two of Sydney Speedweek.

Speedcars and Wingless Sprints are also on the program.

 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2015

DAVID Priolo claimed his first feature race of the season at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night, winning the Boxing Day Bonanza from Bradley Maiolo and Jason Kendrick.

It was a massive relief for the driver of the #8 Watsons Express Transport Cool chassis who had shown so much speed this season but up until this point had been unable to convert it to a win.

Priolo claimed round seven of the AHG Sprintcar Series in front of a strong crowd after starting from pole position, next to Ben Ellement.

Maiolo started from P4, alongside Kendrick and the two of them looked strong in the latter part of the race but were no match for Priolo who said afterwards that he was conserving tyre wear and still had a bit left should either of them have mounted a serious challenge.

The race hadn’t even completed a lap when Andrew Priolo, who started from P9, flipped in pits bend.

From the onset of the 30-lap final there were great duels right throughout the pack with plenty of bold moves and slide jobs.

Ellement went too wide on lap eight, tagging the fence before blowing his right rear tyre a lap later, throwing away a handy lead he had built up in lapped traffic.

By that stage he joined Scott Chatwin, Jake Beard-Miller, Daryl Clayden and Ryan Farrell on the infield.

The red lights came on a couple of laps later after Troy Lawson tipped the #83 machine in pits bend.

Kendrick, who was forced to change an engine after the second round of heats, mounted a challenge on Maiolo on the restart but wasn’t able to make it stick with the #77 car reclaiming the spot a lap later.

Ken Sartori started from P6 and finished strongly for fourth while Shaun Bradford, who originally started from P7 worked his way from the back of the pack after changing a tyre on the first red light, to finish fifth.

Jamie Maiolo was another driver who changed an engine before the feature race and drove well to convert a P13 start to sixth place.

Robert Watson junior was another who impressed, starting eighth and finishing seventh, seeing three of the Watsons Express Transport cars in the top 7 – a great reward for the Watson team.

It was also on the back of Watson winning the 360 feature race at the Motorplex seven days earlier.

Callum Williamson, Ryan Lancaster and Lee Nash rounded out the top 10.

It was a tough night for quite a few crews with Farrell posting another frustrating DNF despite showing plenty of car speed early on.

Kye Scroop was out of the weekend’s double header before the feature race with engine issues.

Jake Beard-Miller suffered a fuel fire in the #32 in the first round of heats and continued to have car troubles for the rest of the night.

Round 8 of the AHG Sprintcar Series will be held at Quit Bunbury Speedway this Sunday night.

Results:

Qualifying: Ben Ellement 14.132, Jason Kendri ck 14.216, David Priolo 14.227, Ryan Farrell 14.278, Jamie Maiolo 14.325, Bradley Maiolo 14.491, Ryan Lancaster 14.658, Jake Beard-Miller 14.668, Daryl Clayden 14.695, Kye Scroop 14.707, Callum Williamson 14.748, Lee Nash 14.817, Robert Watson junior 14.929, Ken Sartori 14.981, Shaun Bradford 15.055, Troy Lawson, 15.087, Andrew Priolo 15.205, James Inglis 15.235, Michael Keen 15.269, Mitchell Wormall 15.341, Scott Chatwin 15.659, Aldo De Paoli 15.664 and Paul Peet 15.789.

Heat : 1st David Priolo, 2nd Ben Ellement, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Daryl Clayden, 5th Callum Williamson, 6th Shaun Bradford, 7th Ryan Lancaster, 8th Robert Watson junior, 9th Andrew Priolo, 10th Michael Keen, 11th Paul Peet. DNF: Scott Chatwin.

Heat 2: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Kye Scroop, 5th Ken Sartori, 6th Troy Lawson, 7th James Inglis, 8th Aldo De Paoli< DNF: Mitchell Wormall, Jake Beard-Miller and Lee Nash.

Heat 3: 1st Andrew Priolo, 2nd Robert Watson, 3rd Mitchell Wormall, 4th Scott Chatwin, 5th Ben Ellement, 6th Troy Lawson, 7th Aldo De Paoli. DNF: Jamie Maiolo, Jake Beard-Miller, Lee Nash and Ryan Farrell. DNS: Daryl Clayden

Heat 4: 1st Shaun Bradford, 2nd Ken Sartori, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th David Priolo, 5th Bradley Maiolo, 6th Jason Kendrick, 7th James Inglis, 8th Ryan Lancaster, 9th Michael Keen, 10th Paul Peet. DNF: Kye Scroop.

Feature: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Bradley Maiolo, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Ken Sartori, 5th Shaun Bradford, 6th Jamie Maiolo, 7th Robert Watson junior, 8th Callum Williamson, 9th Ryan Lancaster, 10th Lee Nash, 11th Aldo De Paioli, 12th James Inglis, 13th Mitchell Wormall, 14th Michael Keen, 15th Paul Peet. DNF: Troy Lawson (lap 11), Ben Ellement, Ryan Farrell (lap 9), Daryl Clayden (lap 5), Jake Beard Miller (lap 3), Scott Chatwin (lap 1), Andrew Priolo (1st lap). DNS: Kye Scroop (motor).

BRAD Maiolo is back on top of the leader board in the AHG Sprintcar Series after another podium finish at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Maiolo crossed the line second to David Priolo in the 30-lap Boxing Day Bonanza that was round seven of the 2015-16 series.

At the start of the show Maiolo was one of five drivers to announce they were playing their Joker card, doubling their points haul for the night.

Shaun Bradford, Daryl Clayden, Ben Ellement and James Inglis also played their Jokers.

Bradford, who raced up to fifth spot after having to work his way from the back of the pack on a restart, is now second in the points.

Ellement’s decision to play a Joker looked solid early on, taking quick time and starting on the front row for the main event.

He held down a good lead in the first eight laps of the feature race before he tagged the fence and eventually pulled infield with a blown right rear tyre.

Clayden was plagued with mechanical dramas in the #45 machine and was out of the feature race after five laps.

Inglis banked some good points with his 12 place finish.

Lee Nash was the points leader heading into this event and after his 10th he has dropped down to third.

Round eight of the series will be held at Quit Bunbury Speedway tonight.

AHG Sprintcar Series points after Dec 26: Bradley Maiolo 1302, Shaun Bradford 1224, Lee Nash 1208, Ben Ellement 1192, Daryl Clayden 1150, Mitchell Wormall 1142, Jamie Maiolo 1132, Jason Kendrick 1090, Callum Williamson 1080, Ryan Lancaster 964, Ken Sartori 948, David Priolo 936, Ryan Farrell 920, Kye Scroop 898, Jake Beard-Miller 862, Scott Chatwin 860, James Inglis 778, Andrew Priolo 764, Troy Lawson 668, Jason Pryde 660, Robert Watson junior 592, Taylor Milling 476, Luke Dillon 462, Darren Mewett 422, Jacob Lucas 398, Sean Zemunik 370, Aldo De Paoli 356, Carl Dowling 344, Corey Hunter 262, Brodie Minchin 232, Terry Cutts, Trent Pigdon 150 each, Ian Madsen 142, Jason Boland 124, Michael Keen 122, Paul Peet 120, Jamie Buszan 100, Scott Reilly 50.

 

 

Two in a row for JK

JASON Kendrick is the man of the moment, winning his second successive feature race and improving his standings in the Wormall Civil track championship.

He won the Christmas Cup at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night from Jamie Maiolo and Brad Maiolo in a dominating round six drive.

The driver of the hit92.9 #11 started from pole and despite being challenged early on he was the standout driver and took the win by 2.124 seconds.

Jamie Maiolo started from P7 while Brad started from P6 and they stayed out of some incidents in front of them for another LJM Racing podium.

It’s been a great start to the season so far for the Maiolo crew with at least one of the drivers being on the podium at most events.

American-based Sydneysider Ian Madsen finished fourth in one of a couple of appearances in the Watsons Express #13 after starting from P15.

It was a great recovery for the professional racer who tipped over the machine in an earlier heat race.

Watsons team mate Ken Sartori started and finished fifth.

Lee Nash finished sixth (started 12th) ahead of Kye Scroop (started P11), Mitchell Wormall (from P20), Taylor Milling (from P13) and Scott Chatwin (from P17).

The terrible start to the season continued for Ryan Farrell who spun around on the first lap in an incident that put him, along with Corey Hunter and Shaun Bradford out of the show.

Daryl Clayden, who started on the front row with Kendrick, looked strong early, but it ultimately it counted for little after he rolled the #45 machine in turn two on lap 11.

David Priolo was a DNF two laps later, driving into the back of Madsen and then into the fence after Madsen executed a slide job in turn four.

Ben Ellement, who started from P4 and briefly hit the lead over Kendrick before settling into second, was out on lap 22 when he cut a tyre and limped to the infield and out of harm’s way.

Andrew Priolo hit the back straight fence and spun around with six laps remaining.

Callum Williamson put in a bold slide job on the last lap to claim a podium finish but was unable to make it stuck when he blew a left rear tyre in the process.

WORMALL CIVIL SPRINTCARS

Qualifying: Jason Kendrick 14.476, David Priolo 14.643, Daryl Clayden 14.695, Ken Sartori 14.808, Jamie Maiolo 14.858, Brad Maiolo 14.869, Ben Ellement 14.889, Ian Madsen 14.940, Lee Nash 14.977, Shaun Bradford 14.983, Andrew Priolo 15.038, Ryan Farrell 15.118, Jake Beard-Miller 15.164, Taylor Milling 15.164, Callum Williamson 15.328, James Inglis 15.336, Kye Scroop 14.455, Mitchell Wormall 15.623, Corey Hunter 15.689, Scott Chatwin 16.205. DNS: Troy Lawson.

Heat 1: 1st Daryl Clayden, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th Jamie Maiolo, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Callum Williamson, 7th Jake Beard-Miller, 8th Kye Scroop, 9th Lee Nash, 10th Corey Hunter. DNS: Troy Lawson.

Heat 2: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Ken Sartori, 3rd Bradley Maiolo, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Ian Madsen, 6th Ryan Farrell, 7th James Inglis, 8th Taylor Milling, 9th Scott Chatwin, 10th Mitchell Wormall.

Heat 3: 1st Kye Scroop, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Ryan Farrell, 4th Lee Nash, 5th Jamie Maiolo, 6th Ken Sartori, 7th James Ingies, 8th Scott Chatwin. DNF: Jake Beard-Miller, Ian Madsen. DNS: Troy Lawson.

Heat 4: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Ben Ellement, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Bradley Maiolo, 5th Daryl Clayden, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th David Priolo, 8th Corey Hunter. DNF: Mitchell Wormall and Shaun Bradford.

Feature: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Ian Madsen, 5th Ken Sartori, 6th Lee Nash, 7th Kye Scroop, 8th Mitchell Wormall, 9th Taylor Milling, 10th Scott Chatwin. DNF: Callum Williamson, James Inglis, Andrew Priolo, Ben Ellement, Jake Beard-Miller, David Priolo, Daryl Clayden, Shaun Bradford, Corey Hunter and Ryan Farrell.

TW MECHANICAL 360 SPRINTCARS

ROBERT Watson junior moved his way forward at the business end of the race to claim the TW Mechanical 360 Sprintcar feature race.

Aldo De Paoli led for much of the race before Watson made a convincing pass to stretch the legs on the #66 machine and win by just over three seconds.

Speedcar senstation Kaiden Manders continues to impress in the 360 sprintcar competition and claimed another podium finish for third with Mitchell Wormall and Ben Van Ryt rounding out the top five.

It was a good night for Wormall who also finished eighth in the main sprintcar event.

There was plenty of drama in earlier events.

Rod Snellin and Luke Hughes came together in the first lap of the first race with both cars going upside down.

Later in that heat race there was also contact between Jamie Landrigan and Manders in pits bend.

The biggest incident of the night occurred in the third heat when Jake Beard-Miller attempted a slide job on Todd Davis, also in pits bend.

There wasn’t a lot of room for the pass with Beard-Miller running over the top of front of his rival before being catapulted into a series of violent barrel roles that saw him bounce off the front of Watson’s car.

Landrigan and Waters were also involved in separate incidents on the pits bend fence five laps into the feature race.

Qualifying: Group 1: Rod Snellin 15.261, Jake Beard-Miller 15.709, Owen Ahchee 15.838, Terry Cutts 15.910, Ben Van Ryt 16.049, AJ Nash 16.185, Mitchell Wormall 16.233, Luke Hughes 16.486, Daniel Salter 16.757, Phil Waters 19.101 Group 2: Todd Davis 15.366, Jamie Landrigan 15.671, Tyron Herbert 15.903, Rob Watson 15.998, Jacob Lucas 16.04, Michael Gronow 16.075, Luch Monte 16.079, Michael Keen 16.082, Kaiden Manders 16.189, Aldo De Paoli 16.367 and Fergie Donaldson 16.650.

Heat 1: 1st Daniel Salter, 2nd Jake Beard-Miller, 3rd Phil Waters, 4th Michael Keen, 5th Luch Monte, 6th Tyron Herbert, 7th AJ Nash, 8th Ben Van Ryt. DNF: Michael Gronow, Kaiden Manders, Jamie Landrigan, Luke Hughes, Rod Snellin.

Heat 2: 1st Rob Watson, 2nd Aldo De Paoli, 3rd Mitchell Wormall, 4th Todd Davis, 5th Terry Cutts, 6th Owen Ahchee, 7th Daniel Salter, 8th Phil Waters, 9th Fergie Donaldson, 10th Michael Gronow, 11th Jacob Lucas, 12th AJ Nash.

Heat 3: 1st Kaiden Manders, 2nd Aldo De Paoli, 3rd Ben Van Ryt, 4th Michael Keen, 5th Tyron Herbert, 6th Mitchell Wormall, 7th Jacob Lucas, 8th Terry Cutts, 9th Jamie Landrigan, 10th Fergie Donaldson. DNF: Todd Davis, Jake Beard-Miller, Rob Watson junior, Luch Monte and Owen Ahchee.

Feature: 1st Rob Watson, 2nd Aldo De Paoli, 3rd Kaiden Manders, 4th Mitchell Wormall, 5th Ben Van Ryt, 6th AJ Nash, 7th Daniel Salter, 8th Owen Ahchee, 9th Luke Hughes, 10th Michael Gronow, 11th Tyron Herbert, 12th Fergie Donaldson, 13th Terry Cutts. DNF: Jacob Lucas, Todd Davis, Michael Keekn, Jamie Landrigan and Phil Waters.

ALLTOOLS FORMULA 500S

ADRIAN Haywood took full advantage of his front-row start to win the Alltools Formula 500 Christmas Cup that was run over 15 laps.

Haywood won the event from Troy Johnson, who also started from the front row, with the margin at the end of the journey being just 0.848 of a second.

Luke Nardini was one of the big chargers in the pack, starting from P7 to climb his way up to third, while Chris Dymock and Brock Nanovich rounded out the top five.

Haywood and Johnson progressed to the front-row start after earlier claiming a heat race each.

Heat 1: 1st Adrian Haywood, 2nd Jamie Pages, 3rd Brock Nanovich, 4th Troy Johnson, 5th Luke Nardini, 6th Cameron McKenzie, 7th Brent Lockwood, 8th Shane Andersson, 9th Jai Dillon, 10th Chris Dymock, 11th David Carstairs, 12th Jeff Ross, 13th Nick Bishop, 14th James Dawson, 15th Craig Bottrell, 16th Ken Worroll, 17th Glenn Holdaway. DNF: Ashleigh Oldfield, Jamie Nardini, Matt Brown, Jeremy Saffin, Ashley Grant. DQ Tom Hooper.

Heat 2: 1st Troy Johnson, 2nd Cameron McKenzie, 3rd Tom Hooper, 4th Chris Dymock, 5th Adrian Haywood, 6th Matt Brown, 7th Shane Andersson, 8th Craig Bottrell, 9th Jeremy Saffin, 10th Jeff Ross, 11th Jai Dillon, 12th Luke Nardini, 13th Brent Lockwood, 14th Brock Nanovich, 15th Jamie Pages, 16th Glenn Holdaway, 17th Nick Bishop, 18th Jamie Nardini, 19th James Dawson, 20th David Carstairs, 21st Ashleigh Oldfield, Ken Worroll. DNF: Ashley Grant.

Feature: 1st Adrian Haywood, 2nd Troy Johnson, 3rd Luke Nardini, 4th Chris Dymock, 5th Brock Nanovich, 6th Cameron McKenzie, 7th Jamie Nardini, 8th Jamie Pages, 9th Craig Bottrell, 10th Shane Andersson, 11th Jai Dillon, 12th Jeff Ross, 13th Tom Hooper, 14th Glenn Holdaway, 15th Ashleigh Oldfield. DNF: Jeremy Saffin, Nick Bishop, David Carstairs, Matt Brown, Brent Lockwood, Ken Worroll, Ashley Grant.

QUEST APARTMENTS LATE MODELS

GIVEN they started on the front row together there was a fair chance that either Jamie or Warren Oldfield were going to claim another Quest Apartments Late Model feature race.

The brothers have been in dominant form in the division so far this summer and loom as major chances for the Australian title to be determined here in mid-January.

On this occasion Jamie won the 20-lapper, crossing the line half a second ahead of Kodee Brown while Warren was not that much further back in third.

Marc Giancola started and finished fourth while Kye Blight rounded out the top five after starting from P9.

Heat 1: 1st Warren Oldfield, 2nd Brad Blake, 3rd Michael Holmes, 4th Kodee Brown, 5th Kye Blight, 6th Jay Cardy, 7th Rob Galloway, 8th Chris Pavlovich, 9th Willy Powell, 10th Paul Joss. DNF: Craig Vosbergen.

Heat 2: 1st Jamie Oldfield, 2nd Ken MacPherson, 3rd Marc Gianccola, 4th Ryan Halliday, 5th Morgan Melvin, 6th Matt Goodlad, 7th Veronica McCann, 8th Paul Stubber, 9th David Nylander, 10th Jayden Meckenstock, 11th Mick Clune, 12th Jai Mazzini, 13th Mark Webster.

Heat 3: 1st Jay Cardy, 2nd Marc Giancola, 3rd Warren Oldfield, 4th Paul Stubber, 5th Chris Pavlovich, 6th Paul Joss, 7th Veronica McCann, 8th Mick Clune, 9th Jai Mazzzini. DNF: David Nylander.

Heat 4: 1st Kodee Brown, 2nd Ryan Halliday, 3rd Jamie Oldfield, 4th Morgan Melvin, 5th Kye Blight, 6th Brad Blake, 7th Michael Holmes, 8th Jayden Meckenstock, 9th Rob Galloway, 10th Mark Webster. DNF: Willy Powell and Ken MacPherson.

Feature: 1st Jamie Oldfield, 2nd Kodee Brown, 3rd Warren Oldfield, 4th Marc Giancola, 5th Kye Blight, 6th Michael Holmes, 7th Jay Cardy, 8th Ryan Halliday, 9th Brad Blake, 10th Ken MacPherson, 11th Paul Stubber, 12th Morgan Melvin, 13th Chris Pavlovich, 14th Paul Joss, 15th Rob Gallloway, 16th Veronica McCann, 17th Jai Mazzini, 18th Mark Webster. DNF: Mick Clune, Jayden Meckenstock.

SUPER SEDANS

IT was a successful night behind the wheel for Broome’s Kodee Brown.

He finished second to Jamie Oldfield in the Late Model feature race and then immediately changed cars, getting into his Super Sedan for a feature race win.

Brown started from P3 in this race but his experience was on show and he won the feature race from young gun Dustin Higgs by just under two seconds.

Higgs and Brown, along with Rob Knox were heat race winners earlier in the night.

Heat 1: 1st Rob Knox, 2nd Kemble Aylett, 3rd Dustin Higgs, 4th Chris Pavlovich, 5th Glenn Smith, 6th Bert Vosbergen, 7th Kyle Larson, 8th Andrew Kennedy. DNF: Kevin Bell, Carl Aylett, Tristan Green, Ken Reid.

Heat 2: 1st Kodee Brown, 2nd Philip Barton, 3rd Warren Minshull, 4th Gary Higgs, 5th Terry Green, 6th Kemble Aylett, 7th Rob Knox, 8th Tristan Green, 9th Ken Reid, 10th Stephen Larson. DNF: Chris Pavlovich, Peter Lyall.

Heat 3: 1st Dustin Higgs, 2nd Phillip Barton, 3rd Warren Minshull, 4th Gary Higgs, 5th Kodee Brown, 6th Glenn Smith, 7th Peter Lyall, 8th Andrew Kennedy, 9th Kyle Larson. DNF: Stephen Larson, Terry Green.

Feature: 1st Kodee Brown, 2nd Dustin Higgs, 3rd Philip Barton, 4th Gary Higgs, 5th Warren Minshull, 6th Tristan Green, 7th Kemble Aylett, 8th Peter Lyall, 9th Andrew Kennedy, 10th Rob Knox, 11th Ken Reid, 12th Glenn Smith.DNF: Kyle Larson and Kevin Bell.

 

 

Bellman takes out the Main and Farrer locks in King of the River

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series had a thrilling night at Heartland Raceway last night with Dion Bellman in the Hickman’s Tree Maintenance V40 taking out the A Main. Jordyn Charge home in 2nd and V83 Chris Solomon rounding out the top three.

Paul Solomon’s V7 lined up on pole after winning the Pole Shoot Out with young Charge beside him. It was the team’s first night out with a 360 engine and they were rewarded with his results. Solomon led comfortably in the early stages with Charge, Farrer & Bellman fighting for the next 3 positions. Farrer was up into 2nd and working on Solomon for the lead when the two came together sending Farrer spinning on the back straight and forcing Solomon to the infield with a flat right rear tire with 8 laps to go. Farrer had to go to the rear for a second push. At the same time Charge had just passed Bellman for third but with the yellows bought on didn’t get to keep his position as a full lap hadn’t been completed. As they lined up for the restart it was going to be hard for Charge to pass Bellman again and was unable to do so.

While all the action was happening up the front Chris Solomon, Corey Lincoln and Jed Bell were having their own dice with Chris managing to pass both and move up to third. Another young rookie Jack Gartner in his SA16 is showing improvement each time he hits the track and gaining valuable experience and laps.

Mathew Reed had returned from overseas and was back in the ACT49. Unfortunately he sat on the infield from the start of the race with a flat left rear. In the Pole Shoot Out Reed lined up side by side with Charge. Reed has mentored the youngster for a long time and it was special to see them on the track together. The two put on a great display racing hard for the 2 laps with Charge coming out the victor.

The race for the JSR King of the River became even more interesting with the final placing’s of the A Main. With Farrer going into the night on a marginal lead everyone was wondering if his final place in the main was going to be enough for him to take out the Crown for the King of the River mini-series. Double points were on the main adding to the suspense but with a very narrow 5 point difference Smooch picked up the Crown. Gates & Lincoln tied for 2nd and Lock & Bell tied for 3rd. Thanks to John Sidney Racing for allowing us to present the King of the River and adding another level of excitement to the series.

With oppressive heat on the day the race track quickly became slick and challenging at times.

A Main results: 1st V40 Dion Bellman, 2nd V60 Jordyn Charge, 3rd V83 Chris Solomon, 4th V8 Corey Lincoln, 5th S18 Jed Bell, 6th V27 Ross Jarred, 7th S5 Trigga Gates, 8th V4 Phil Lock, 9th V33 Michael Holt, 10th S16 Jack Gartner, 11th V53 Andy Thompson, 12th V34 Brenten Farrer, 13th V7 Paul Solomon-DNF, 14th ACT49 Matt Reed- DNF.

Heat winners: V4 Phil Lock, V7 Paul Solomon, V34 Brenten Farrer, V60 Jordyn Charge

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Shaun McClure - $100 cash Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Trigga Gates – drum of methanol Lucas Oil Hard Charger – Ross Jarred - Show bag of Lucas Oil products Hot Arse Award –Trigga Gates - Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Dion Bellman – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Hoosier Hero A Main – Dion Bellman – WAV right rear tire Bar Up Bull Bars 8- Phil Lock – set seat belts Modern Stainless Steel Nice Guy Award – Andy Thompson – stainless steel front Nerf bar Hickman’s Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Andy Thompson - $200 cash

 

 

CLARKE AND VEAL SEAL THE TATNELL DEAL

 Official release: Valvoline Raceway / Ultimate Sprintcar Championship December 6, 2015

Last night’s Ultimate Sprintcar Championship was not like all the others, as we drivers, officials and fans remembered a great man, a name synonymous with speedway racing, the one and only George Tatnell. Jamie Veal won round 7 of the NSW Ultimate Sprintcar Championship from Sammy Walsh, James McFadden and Kyle Hirst. Warrnambool’s Veal was rapid right from the beginning of the night and set quick-time in qualifying with the fastest lap time of 12.374 seconds with Brooke Tatnell, Shaun Dobson qualifying second and third. With a track record 75 cars nominated for the George Tatnell Challenge the standard of competition was incredible for the USC. Two non-qualifying heats, 4 qualifier heats, no pole shuffle due to time restraints and a D, C, B and A main were the items on the Sprintcar smorgasbord. Peter Bourke took out the non-qualifiers heat one, followed by Damien Hart and Seb Johnston. Grant Tunks won the non-qualifiers heat two with Glen Saville in second and Andrew Wright. Phil March came together with Grant Tunks earlier in the race breaking his front end whilst Northern Territorian Jamie O’Neil had a monster crash in turn two, flipping twice in the air before landing and rolling again! Heat one was won by the Rocket Industries Ultimate Sprintcar driver Sam Walsh with Max Dumesny and Ben Atkinson in second and third. Matt Smith also had to change an engine after not finishing heat one. James McFadden won heat two from Grant Anderson and Toby Bellbowen while Danny Reidy won heat three from Ultimate Sprintcar Australia 1 of Dave Murcott in second and Garry Brazier in third. Robbie Farr won heat four from Luke Dillon and Darryl Campbell. Seb Johnston and Andrew Wright battled in the D main for first place before finishing in the two transfer positions making it to the C main with Marcus Dumesny in third. 17 year old Sebastian scored his first ever race win in the process! Western Australian Ultimate Sprintcar driver Daniel Harding won the C main in his first appearance at Valvoline Raceway for the USC and he was followed by Jeremy Cross and Kyle Caunt. Seb Johnston was the D main transfer and made a wild effort to make his way from 16th to 7th.After an engine change, Matt Smith won the B main from Marty Perovich and Craig Brady. Smith had Touring Car legend Glen Seton and son Aaron working on his shock package all night and definitely looked quicker than he’d been all season as a result. The B main started off with Victorian Jack Lee Spinning in turn four but kept his ‪#‎V25‬ running, Jordyn Brazier spun in turn four with 12 laps to go and Max Johnston started 7th, got up to 5th then pulled off with a flat right-rear tyre. Perovich led nearly the whole race until Smith caught and passed him on the inside on lap four. The 30 lap A main looked promising for any of the four front runners before the race started, Jamie Veal, Shaun Dobson, Brooke Tatnell and Kyle Hirst all set fast times at the beginning of the meeting in qualifying. Veal checked out from the drop of the green flag however with a torrid display and with six laps down, was winning by half a lap. McFadden started gaining on Veal half way through the feature, riding the cushion and catching Veal fast but "Jay-Mac" jumped the cushion in turn four five laps later and Veal had pulled away again through lapped traffic. Unfortunately Tatnell pulled off with 9 laps to go with an engine failure in the KMS Cool but the battle was on between McFadden and Hirst for the second and third positions until the chequered flag came out. “I can’t thank my boys enough,” said Veal after the dominating win, “when we got to lapped traffic I struggled a bit but the car felt good anywhere I put it on the track. It’s such a pleasure to race at Valvoline Raceway these days, I can’t wait until World Series Sprintcars here next week.” Sydney USC star Sammy Walsh impressed once again in the Rocket #92 by taking it right up to the nationally decorated heroes around him. Australian Speedcar Champion Adam Clarke was an all the way winner of the 30 lap Speedcar Super Series third round in the Polar Ice #1 to lead home arch rival Nathan Smee in second place and Troy Jenkins in third. Smee by his own admission “missed the set up” and couldn’t lay a glove on the flying Novacastrian out in front. Brooke Tatnell did ‘double duty’ in running both Ultimate Sprintcars and Speedcars by driving the loaned Brett Thomas #69 Spike and impressed everyone with a fourth place finish despite his last drive in a Speedcar being some 20 years ago at the Sydney Showground! The Speedcar racing was intense and as always breath-taking as a double act for the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship. The most spectacular moment came for likeable pastry chef Andy Hassan who tagged the cushion in his heat race and flipped several times into turn one. Fortunately, though his car was destroyed, Hassan was Ok and was able to say in the post-crash interview “get the cheque book out honey” to his wife Rosemary in the crowd. The next event at Valvoline Raceway is this coming Saturday, December 12 for the first round of the 29th World Series Sprintcars Championship which also doubles as USC NSW Round 8.Ends release…

Results USC RD 7 A-Main:

1. Jamie Veal 2. Sammy Walsh 3. James McFadden 4. Kyle Hirst 5. Robbie Farr 6. Shaun Dobson 7. Max Dumesny 8. Danny Reidy 9. Matt Smith 10. Steven Lines 11. James Thompson 12. David Murcott 13. Marty Perovich 14. Luke Dillon 15. Alex Orr 16. Grant Anderson 17. Jackson Delamont 18. Toby Bellbowen 19. Darryl Campbell 20. Craig Brady 21. Garry Brazier 22. Ben Atkinson 23. Kelly Linigen 24. Brooke Tatnell (DNF)

A-Main Speedcar Super Series

1. Adam Clarke 2. Nathan Smee 3. Troy Jenkins 4. Brooke Tatnell 5. Matthew Hunter 6. Braydan Willmington 7. Bob Jackson 8. Nick Rowe 9. Brett Thomas 10. Dean Meadows 11. Garry Rooke 12. Reid Mackay 13. Alan Day 14. Jack Black 15. Michael Paice 16. Paul Murphy 17. Kaitlyn Anthony 18. Anthony Chaffey (DNF) 19. Aiden Corish (DNF) 20. Glen Shaw (DNF) 21. Matt Jackson (DNF) 22. Cordi O'Hehir (DNF)

 

 

Solomon dominates at Swan Hill

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series headed to Sonic Speedway, Swan Hill last night and saw Chris Solomon take a commanding victory. Solomon led from start to finish using lap traffic to his advantage. Young gun Dion Bellman was a model of consistency all night but had nothing for Solomon crossing the line in 2nd place.

Unfortunately at the post-race weigh in Bellman’s car was underweight. It was a big blow for the likable youngster who has been in scintillating form after picking up 2 heat race victories and a win in the pole shootout earlier in the night. Brenten Farrer and Phil Lock were having the battle of the night for the minor placings. Lap traffic played its part on the final lap with Farrer just edging his Frijtek V34 ahead of the V4 of Lock.

Paul Solomon capped off a good night for the Solomon brothers with a 4th place finish. Jed Bell has been very consistent as of late and continued his form crossing the line in 5th. Trigga Gates stayed out of trouble to cross the line in 6th with Corey Lincoln overcoming early Engine gremlins to finish 7th. Jack Gartner, Michael Holt, Shaun McClure and Justin Morris completed the finishers.

Rusty Hickman celebrated his 16th Birthday at Swan Hill and was showing good speed but unfortunately on a late race restart made contact with another car and flipped the second of the Hickman Motorsports J&J’s. He walked away the ACT40 sustaining minimal damage. Quick Time man Liam Williams pulled infield with 10 laps to go with engine troubles.

A Main results: 1st V83 Chris Solomon, 2nd V34 Brenten Farrer, 3rd V4 Phil Lock, 4th V7 Paul Solomon, 5th SA18 Jed Bell, 6th SA5 Trigga Gates, 7th V8 Corey Lincoln, 8th SA16 Jack Gartner, 9th V33 Michael Holt, 10th Shaun McClure, 11th V82 Justin Morris, 12th V40 Dion Bellman, 13th ACT40 Rusty Hickman - DNF 14th V91 Liam Williams - DNF

Heat winners: V34 Brenten Farrer, V40 Dion Bellman, V83 Chris Solomon

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Brenten Farrer - $100 cash Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Corey Lincoln – drum of methanol Lucas Oil Hard Charger – Corey Lincoln - Show bag of Lucas Oil products Fire Service Plus Hot Arse Award – Michael Holt – Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Liam Williams – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Hoosier Hero A Main – Chris Solomon – WAV right rear tire Bar Up Bull Bars 8- Jack Gartner – set seat belts Modern Stainless Steel Nice Guy Award – Justin Morris – stainless steel front Nerf bar Hickman’s Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Dion Bellman - $200 cash

 

 

FLOOD RETURNS TO VICTORY LANE

 Official release: NSW Wingless Sprints November 29, 2015

It has been quite a while between wins for Daniel Flood but he returned to victory lane in round three of the Motoradco Radiator Service and Aussie Forklift Repairs NSW Wingless Sprints Club Championship at Valvoline Raceway on Saturday night.

Flood took full advantage of his starting spot on the inside of the second row and moved into position two in the early stages before taking the lead on lap seven and not looking back.

Once again, the battles throughout the field were great to watch on the slick track. Apart from Daniel Flood, Mark Blyton was also impressive, coming from deep in the pack to record a second place finish. Third to the line was the pole sitter for the A-Main, Michael Sammut.

The race was declared just one lap from home after Graham Flood rolled over, however no one could deny Daniel Flood of the win, his first win in a number of seasons in the Wingless Sprints class.

Following the top three home was Brian Briton, Rodney Granger, Robert Mackay, Adam Butler, Geoff Piekar, Darryl Marshall and Stephen Allen rounded out the top ten. Eleventh home was Nikki Briton who was the best of the female racers all night, Queenslander Mitch Gowland, Jeff Neve, Chris McInerney, Graham Flood, Sean Mayo, Michael Gray, Clint McCorquodale and Blake Darcy was the last placed finisher.

Non finishers were Scott Rowe, opening night A-Main winner Matthew Ferguson, Victorian Hayden Reeves, Peter Granger and Jeff Thomas.

Heat race wins went to Leighton O’Brien, Robert Mackay, Blake Darcy, Jeff Neve, John Mcrae, Mitch Gowland, Darryl Marshall and Brian Briton.

B-Main one was a win for Scott Rowe ahead of Geoff Piekar and Darcy. B-Main two went to Stephen Allen ahead of Michael Gray and Clint McCorquodale.

The next night on the NSW Wingless Sprints calendar will be next Saturday night, December 5 at the Morris Park Speedway, Dubbo.

The NSW Wingless Sprints would like to thank all competitors for a good night of racing and a special thanks to the interstate teams who made the effort to come and race.

Also a massive thanks to our club championship sponsors, Motoradco Radiator Service and Aussie Forklift Repairs.

 

 

DELAMONT GETS IT DONE IN USC NSW ROUND SIX

Official Release: Sprintcar Association of NSW November 29, 2015

In what can only be described as a hard fought victory, Jackson Delamont scored his second career A-Main victory at Valvoline Raceway in round six of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW on Saturday night, November 28.

Jackson, who started the 30 lap main event from position seven took off like a rabbit at the start and by the second lap, was already in second place. Early race leader Grant Anderson set the pace and was proving hard to match, with the exception of Delamont who made a move for the lead on lap seven.

Delamont held the advantage for the next five circuits before Anderson got passed by him again for the lead. Unfortunately for Anderson, his race came to an end on lap eighteen. It was a shame for the livewire Victorian who was on track for his first ever Valvoline Raceway victory.

From the restart Troy Little began to heap pressure on Delamont as he was looking for his first win in four seasons. It was a real treat for the fans seeing Delamont and Troy Little battling along with Max Dumesny, Robbie Farr, Danny Reidy and Toby Bellbowen dicing for the minor positions.

The race hit fever pitch with just two laps remaining when Garry Brazier blew a right rear tire and was out of the race. The last two laps saw Jackson remain in the lead and take the win and more importantly, qualify for the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Chase. Second to the line was Troy Little who also qualifies for The Chase and Max Dumesny was third and in the process making it a hat-trick of new drivers qualifying for The Chase.

Fourth home was Robbie Farr followed by Danny Reidy, Matt Smith, Toby Bellbowen, Ben Atkinson, Adrian Maher, James Thompson, Grant Tunks, Mark Attard, Sam Walsh, Warren Ferguson, Luke Dillon, Kelly Linigen, Max Johnston, Jeremy Cross, Marty Perovich, Peter Bourke, Phil March and Garry Rooke was the last finisher. The non-finishers were Garry Brazier and Grant Anderson.

Earlier in the night, it was Matt Smith and Toby Bellbowen who once again stopped the clock the quickest in time trials. Heat race wins went to Mark Attard, Max Dumesny, Little and Delamont. The Non qualifiers was taken out by Kim Becker.

Matt Dumesny took the win in the C-Main and the B-Main was won by Danny Reidy.

The next event on the SANSW calendar will be next Saturday night, December 5 for the George Tatnell Challenge at Valvoline Raceway.

 

 

VEAL & WILLSHER SHARE THE SPOILS AT SUNGOLD STADIUM

Jamie Veal’s strong start to the 2015-16 season continued last night at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool when he claimed his fifth feature race victory on the season, while in the Formula 500 division current Australian Champion Dylan Willsher claimed a second Jack Willsher Cup.

Veal was made to work for his victory, with the racy Sungold Stadium Surface providing plenty of passing, with the battle at the front of the field between Veal and Lines being a highlight.

Having shared the front row of the 30 lap feature event it was Lines who got the jump and led for the first 18 laps despite Veal stalking him all the way.

Further back in the pack David Murcott recovered from earlier contact with James McFadden, to battle with multi-time Australian Champion Brooke Tatnell who was ominous in his first outing for the 2015-16 season in the Krikke Motorsport Cool.

The McFadden and Murcott contact ultimately contributed to McFadden exploding a left rear tyre in turn three on lap nine.

The final 12 laps were all Veal as he sailed away to win from Lines and Tatnell, with Murcott fourth and current Eureka Garages and Sheds Series leader Brett Milburn doing his championship hopes no harm at all with a solid fifth place result.

Warrnambool young gun Corey McCullagh again showed his class with a strong sixth place finish, while rounding out the top ten were Kyle Hirst, Ryan Jones, Ryan Davis and Darren Mollenoyux.

Interestingly Jones, Davis and Mollenoyux were all a lap down to the dominant Veal.

John Vogels again enjoyed a solid night at Premier Speedway finishing 11th, and he was followed home by Charles Hunter, in what was arguably his best performance in memory.

Jye O’Keeffe (13th), Peter Doukas (14th), Adam King (15th), Nick Lacey (16th), Tim Rankin (17th) and James McFadden (18th) completed the field.

Earlier heat race wins went to Steven Lines, Jamie Veal, Tim Rankin, Brett Milburn, James McFadden, Ryan Davis, Tim Van Ginneken, Peter Doukas, Quentin Tanner and Brock Hallett.

The last Chance C-Main was taken out by Stephen Bell, as Bell as joined at the tail of the B-Main by Brock Hallett, Jake Tranter and Ian Loudoun.

The B-Main was won by Darren Mollenoyux, while Adam King, Nick Lacey, John Vogels, Peter Doukas and Ryan Davis also made the transfer to the A-Main.

The 20 lap Jack Willsher Cup for the Formula 500’s was a tale of one man’s pain being another man’s gain as Dylan Willsher was able to claim a second successive victory in the race that means more than any other to the Warrnambool native.

Early race leader and recently crowned Victorian Champion James Aranyosi, dominated the early going only to have a chain come loose aboard the V50 entry.

From here it was all Willsher as he led home Patrick Merrett, who never gave up without a fight and Queensland’s Charlie Brown who again impressed at Premier Speedway.

Earlier heat winners were Josh Buckingham, Ryan O’Keeffe, Lachlan Cates, Patrick Merrett, Charlie Brown and Lisa Walker.

The B-Main was won by Chris Bellman from Rob Trewartha, Matthew Symons and American Michael Faccinto.

The next event at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Saturday December 19, 2015 when Round 3 of the USC Victoria will blast into life doubling as Round 6 of the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series.

The night will also feature “Max’s Race” as a tribute to Sprintcar Legend Max Dumesny with another stellar field of Sprintcars expected.

Also on the program will be the prestigious Yeoman Williams Memorial for Junior Sedans.

Tickets are available at the gate or on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au.

 

 

AHG Sprintcar Series    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2015

JASON Kendrick started from pole position and led all the way to dominate the feature race in round five of the AHG Sprintcar Series at Quit Bunbury Speedway on Saturday night.

Kendrick was the man to catch in the 30-lapper and no one had the speed to match the #11 machine as he powered on for the convincing win over Callum Williamson and Ryan Farrell.

The meeting was also round two of the Battery Alltypes Southern Thunder Series and the main event proved to be one of attrition with only five cars going the full journey – the other two being Daryl Clayden and Darren Mewett.

Kendrick and Jamie Maiolo started on the front row after being the quickest two cars in the Gold Dash with another two hard chargers in Brad Maiolo and Ben Ellement tucked in behind on row two.

The polesitter built up a sizeable lead and was into lapped traffic after just five laps.

Ellement closed in on Maiolo for second on lap six as Scott Chatwin spun out for a restart.

Shaun Bradford, who started from P5, put on a big slide job in pits bend and delivered a fairly impressive wheelstand when getting back on the gas to make the move stick, but it didn’t pay off and he was unable to move forward.

Mitchell Wormall spun on lap 9 for another restart and Bradford’s wild night ended with the #57 heading infield just under midrace distance.

Chatwin endured his second spin on lap 15 while Ellement pushed hard on the restart and was locked into a great duel with Jamie Maiolo for a couple of laps, but unfortunately it meant little as both withdrew a few moments later.

Ellement limped around the track’s highline for a while but eventually drove the car down to the infield but not before he was nearly collected by a car on his inside.

Brad Maiolo was running third with three laps to go before he spun on the back straight, forcing another restart.

Despite a spirited dive underneath Williamson on the restart Farrell was not able to make the move stick and settled for third.

It was a good result for Williamson who started from P6 while Farrell started from P8.

Ellement was the quick timer in qualifying and also won a heat with other victors being Kendrick, Jamie Maiolo and Bradford.

After a busy month of racing the series takes a mini break before round six is held at the Perth Motorplex on December 19.

Qualifying: Ben Ellement 13.367, Brad Maiolo 13.378, Ryan Farrell 13.405, Jamie Maiolo 13.405, Jason Kendrick 13.461, Shaun Bradford 13.516, Daryl Clayden 13.614, Ryan Lancaster 13.738, Lee Nash 13.746, Sean Zemunik 13.770, Kye Scroop 13.820, Callum Williamson 13.905, Darren Mewett 13.984, Scott Chatwin 14.145, Mitchell Wormall 14.302, Jamie Buszan 14.706.

Heat 1: 1st Ben Ellement, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Ryan Farrell, 4th Daryl Clayden, 5th Lee Nash, 6th Kye Scroop, 7th Darren Mewett, 8th Mitchell Wormall.

Heat 2: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th Ryan Lancaster, 6th Sean Zemuni,, 7th Jamie Buszan, 8th Scott Chatwin.

Heat 3: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Lee Nash, 4th Jamie Maiolo, 5th Ryan Lancaster, 6th Ben Ellement, 7th Darren Mewett and 8th Jamie Buszan.

Heat 4: 1st Shaun Bradford, 2nd Daryl Clayden, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Ryan Farrell, 5th Scott Chatwin, 6th Sean Zemunik. DNF: Kye Scroop and Mitchell Wormall.

Feature race: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Ryan Farrell, 4th Daryl Clayden and 5th Darren Mewett. DNF: Brad Maiolo, Ben Ellement, Ryan Lancaster, Jamie Maiolo, Shaun Bradford, Lee Nash, Sean Zemunik and Mitchell Wormall. DNS: Jamie Buszan and Kye Scroop. DQ: Scott Chatwin.

 

 

DELAMONT DARES TO DREAM
Official release: Valvoline Raceway
November 28, 2015
20 year old Ultimate Sprintcar driver Jackson Delamont dared to dream tonight and in doing so wrapped up Round Six of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW Valvoline Raceway by scoring his first ever USC victory and his second career success at Parramatta.
“When I won a feature race last year I was pretty happy with that, but tonight winning the Sid Hopping Shootout and a round of USC is something else completely,” he grinned, “we had the car set up pretty nice and I felt really good about our chances early in the race. As the race got longer I started to feel like I could really win it and we did.”
Delamont steered the Mad Harry’s Steel #48 to victory but it may have been a different story had leader Grant Anderson’s left rear bleeder not let go and rapidly deflated the tyre forcing him to spin late in the race.
“It’s tough to swallow because I think we had a good car tonight but we’ll be back next week and do it all again. I know we were fast tonight,” conceded the second-generation racer.
Troy Little and Max Dumesny were split by the narrowest of margins at the fall of the chequers as they battled for the runner up position with Little scraping through to edge Dumesny back to third by just 0.002 of a second.
Robbie Farr came from the B-Main to finish fourth ahead of B-Main winner Danny Reidy in fifth, Matt Smith sixth, Toby Bellbowen seventh, Ben Atkinson eighth, Adrian Maher ninth and James Thompson rounding out the top ten.Grant Tunks placed 11th ahead of Mark Attard, Sam Walsh, Warren Ferguson, Luke Dillon, Kelly Linigen, Max Johnston, Jeremy Cross, Marty Perovich, Peter Bourke, Phillip March and Gary Rooke.
The only DNF’s were both as a result of flat tyres for Garry Brazier and Grant Anderson.Danny Reidy won the B-Main from Marty Perovich, Robbie Farr and Max Johnston as the A-Main transferees.
Just missing the cut was Alex Orr in fifth ahead of Kyle Caunt, Matt Craft, Mick Saller, Matt Dumesny, Blake Skipper, Mick Matchett, Andrew Wright, Thomas Jeffery, Steve Caunt, Sean Dyson and Brendan Scorgie with DNF’s being Damien Hart, Darryl Campbell, Bruce White and Sebastian Johnston.
The most spectacular moment of the night certainly belonged to Sydney teenager Lachlan Abbott when he pulled an enormous wheel stand in qualifying that had the crowd gasping.
The Wingless Sprint main event went to Daniel Flood who literally swept away the field to dominate the affair over Mark Blyton in second place and Michael Sammut occupying he last spot on the podium.
Just outside the top three was Brian Briton in fourth ahead of Rodney Granger (who came from last position) Robert Mackay, Adam Butler, Geoff Piekar, Darryl Marshall, Stephen Allen and Nikki Briton rounding out the top ten.
The Late Model main event was a bruising affair with a multiple car wreck on the main straight early in the race that caused substantial damage to many of the unfortunate victims.
Central Coast racer Ryan Fenech managed to avoid all the carnage to score a narrow victory over the fast finishing Clayton Pyne in second and Ben Nicastri placing third.
Fourth home was David Doherty over Darryl Grimson in fifth, Bruce McKenzie sixth, Nathan Disney seventh, Brad Goman eighth, Daniel Foot ninth and Michael Hickey rounding out the top ten.
The next event at Valvoline Raceway will be held on Saturday night, December 5 with the running of the 2015 GT (George Tatnell) Challenge featuring Round 7 of USC NSW and the Speedcar Super Series Round Three.

 

Clauson & Roa are Western World Champions!

Lonnie Wheatley, TUCSON, Ariz. (November 21, 2015) – The 48th Western World Championships came down to a pair of epic USAC Sprint Car feature events with Bryan Clauson and Brody Roa taking title honors in Saturday night’s finale atop the 3/8-mile USA Raceway clay oval.

Clauson outlasted USAC National Sprint Car champion Robert Ballou to claim his fourth Western World title in the USAC vs. USAC/CRA finale while Roa held off the likes of Brady Bacon and C.J. Leary throughout the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast 360-ci Sprint Car main event to add his name to the list of Western World champions.

Posting finishes of second in the USAC National feature and third in the 360-ci feature, Brady Bacon came away with the “Rocket” Jesse Hockett Award for best combined finishes in the two main events as 11 drivers pulled double duty in the weekend that featured 69 competitors.

USAC National vs. USAC/CRA

The battle for the $7,500 winner’s share in the USAC National vs. USAC/CRA ranks came down to an epic duel between Bryan Clauson and Robert Ballou over the final half of Saturday night’s 30-lap finale atop the USA Raceway clay oval.

When the checkered flag flew, it was Clauson taking his second big win in as many Saturday nights aboard the Fisher-powered B&H Contractors/Dooling Machine No. 63 Spike as Ballou finished off his USAC National championship campaign with a runner-up finish.

“It was fun to race like that,” Clauson commented afterward. “When he got out front, I thought it would be tough to do anything.”

But with Ballou committed to the upper tier of the racetrack, Clauson made the bottom work to his advantage to take command for keeps on the 24th round though he had to fend off challenges from Ballou all the way to the stripe.

“We were battling for every inch, he biked once and let us get away some,” Clauson said. “I knew I couldn’t make any mistakes there at the end.”

After Dave Darland paced the early rounds, Thursday night winner Ballou rallied past for the lead on the ninth circuit with Clauson moving into second by the halfway point. Clauson closed in and the battle was on over the final dozen circuits.

Ballou settled for a close second with Brady Bacon rounding out the podium in third. Darland crossed the stripe fourth with Richard Vander Weerd rounding out the top five. C.J. Leary was sixth while Justin Grant charged through the field from 22nd to capture seventh. Tracy Hines, Jerry Coons, Jr., and Chris Windom completed the top ten.

After a pair of early interruptions including a red flag for a Danny Faria, Jr., flip in turn two after three laps, the final 27 rounds ran off in non-stop fashion.

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast

Buena Park, California’s Brody Roa entered Saturday night’s USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast finale as the top point earner through two nights of Western World Championship preliminary competition at the USA Raceway.

And when his rivals handed him the front row outside starting position for the Dash in the “Revenge Draw”, the 24-year-old took full advantage of it by winning the Dash to earn the pole position for the main event and then leading all 30-laps of the $3,000-to-win main event.

It was anything but easy though, as Roa had company throughout with Brady Bacon and C.J. Leary stalking him throughout and then Justin Grant joining in on the lead fray over the closing laps.

“I saw Brady’s nose under me a couple of times there, I knew I didn’t have any room for error,” Roa commented afterward.

While Roa gunned into the early lead from the pole, fellow front row starter Leary nipped at his heels in the early going until Bacon slid into second soon after the race’s only caution flew after nine laps for Chris Bonneau’s spin in turn two.

Working through traffic with a dozen laps to go, Bacon worked on Roa for the point only to have Leary briefly race back into second. Bacon rallied back into second in short order though as Bryan Clauson and Justin Grant caught up to the lead trio.

The battle for the top position narrowed down to Roa and Bacon over the final handful of laps, with Roa fending off all challenges to take the win aboard the BR Performance No. 91r.

Bacon settled for runner-up honors with Grant capturing the show position. Leary crossed the stripe fourth with USAC Southwest champion R.J. Johnson rounding out the top five. Clauson was sixth ahead of Friday night winner Josh Hodges, with Stevie Sussex rallying from 17th to claim eighth. Chris Windom and USAC West Coast champ Danny Faria, Jr., completed the top ten.

48th Western World Championships Saturday Night Results – USA Raceway:

USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars:

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd), 2. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 3. Mike Spencer (#50 Chaffin), 4. Jon Stanbrough (#81 Stanbrough), 5. Justin Grant (#5 Baldwin), 6. Chad Boespflug (‪#‎04G Cook), 7. Austin Williams (#2 Jory), 8. Nick Parker (#94 Morales). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Chase Stockon (#32 32/TBI), 2. R.J. Johnson (#51 Martin), 3. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 4. Danny Faria Jr. (‪#‎17V Bowman), 5. Jake Swanson (#92 Sertich), 6. Brady Short (#19 Underwood), 7. Logan Williams (‪#‎5X Jory), 8. Robert Bell (#71 Bell). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jerry Coons Jr. (‪#‎20N Nolen), 2. Chris Windom (‪#‎21X Pollock), 3. Thomas Meseraull (#66 Amati), 4. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 5. Brody Roa (#48 Leonard), 6. Cody Williams (#44 Jory), 7. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 8. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams). NT

DASH: (6 laps) 1. Tracy Hines (‪#‎4X Hines), 2. Dave Darland (‪#‎71P Phillips/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Robert Ballou (#1 Ballou), 4. Aaron Farney (‪#‎15F Farney), 5. Brady Bacon (#69 Dynamics), 6. Bryan Clauson (#63 Dooling/Hayward), 7. Kevin Thomas Jr. (‪#‎17RW Dutcher), 8. Damion Gardner (#4 Alexander). NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Short, 3. Faria, 4. Roa, 5. Grant, 6. Swanson, 7. Boespflug, 8. Rossi, 9. A.Williams, 10. Copeland, 11. L.Williams, 12. Bell, 13. C.Williams, 14. Martin. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Richard Vander Weerd, 6. C.J. Leary, 7. Justin Grant, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Jerry Coons Jr., 10. Chris Windom, 11. Ryan Bernal, 12. Damion Gardner, 13. R.J. Johnson, 14. Brody Roa, 15. Chase Stockon, 16. Brady Short, 17. Kevin Thomas Jr., 18. Jon Stanbrough, 19. Aaron Farney, 20. Mike Spencer, 21. Austin Williams, 22. Jake Swanson, 23. Thomas Meseraull, 24. Danny Faria Jr.. NT

**Parker flipped during the first heat. C.Williams flipped during the semi. Faria flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Hines, Laps 2-8 Darland, Laps 9-18 Ballou, Laps 19-20 Clauson, Laps 21-23 Ballou, Laps 24-30 Clauson

USAC Southwest vs. West Coast 360 Sprint Cars:

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 2. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 4. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 5. Terry Schank Jr. (#1 Gleeson), 6. Tristan Guardino (#80 Watt), 7. Jordan Stetson (‪#‎8AZ Stetson), 8. Jeff Sibley (‪#‎42N Sibley). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Chris Windom (‪#‎22B Weber), 2. Gary Taylor (Burkhart/White), 3. Danny Faria Jr. (‪#‎17V Bowman), 4. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark), 5. Brian Hosford (‪#‎32B Weber), 6. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 7. Kyle Smith (#55 Smith). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Trey Marcham (#73 Ford), 2. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 3. Stevie Sussex (‪#‎21AZ Burkhart), 4. Rick Ziehl (‪#‎20Z Ziehl), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. Tye Mihocko (‪#‎5X Mihocko), 7. Larry Gibson (‪#‎2X Gibson). NT

DASH: (6 laps) 1. Brody Roa (‪#‎91R BR), 2. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 3. Brady Bacon (‪#‎73X Ford), 4. R.J. Johnson (‪#‎77M Michael), 5. Bryan Clauson (‪#‎16B Martin), 6. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 7. Justin Grant (#5 Baldwin), 8. Josh Hodges (‪#‎74X Hodges). NT

ALSO AT TRACK: Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps)

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Clark, 2. Ziehl, 3. Schank, 4. Martin, 5. Vander Weerd, 6. Hosford, 7. Mihocko, 8. Guardino, 9. Smith, 10. Gile, 11. Sibley, 12. Gibson, 13. Stetson. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brody Roa, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Justin Grant, 4. C.J. Leary, 5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Bryan Clauson, 7. Josh Hodges, 8. Stevie Sussex, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Danny Faria Jr., 11. Nick Aiuto, 12. Charles Davis Jr., 13. Trey Marcham, 14. Matt Rossi, 15. Jace Vander Weerd, 16. Mike Martin, 17. Ronnie Clark, 18. Chris Bonneau, 19. Andy Reinbold, 20. Rick Ziehl, 21. Gary Taylor, 22. Terry Schank Jr. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Roa

 

 

Caruso delivers winning form on his return to the All Stars

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series had a thrilling night at Murray Bridge Speedway last night with Mark Caruso taking out a comfortable win. Daniel Evans in the SA44 Evans Family Racing home in 2nd and V34 Brenten Farrer rounding out the top three.

It was like a flash back in time with Caruso and Ely lined up on the front row of the A. The 2 have done this many times before over the years when they both ran the All Stars full time. Caruso got the start but the reds were quickly bought on by a 5 car incident in turn 2 with Phil Lock’s V4 and Cody Atkins S69 sitting out the rest of the race on the infield. Ely was fast and working on Caruso but he ran over some debris midway through the race and a flat right rear tyre was the result.

Evans and Lovegrove were having their own battle for third and fourth. Farrer was taking advantage of this and waiting for the right moment to go under one or both of them. Evans held off his placing whilst Farrer stepped up into third. Young gun Corey Lincoln in the V8 Lincolns Earthmoving showed his nose to Lovegrove but was not successful in the pass. Lincoln had a borrowed engine from Tony Moule after his engine expired in the dying stages of the main at Moama.

The Lucas Oil Hard Charger was won by Dion Bellman after a fantastic drive starting in 17 and finishing 8th. Car owner Darren Hickman would have been happy with Bellman’s drive but must be starting to wonder about their run of luck lately. After dropping his second heat and loosing valuable points he was relegated to the back of the A Main for the line-up.

Taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award for the second week in a row was Dion Bellman with a 12.165.

A Main results: 1st S33 Mark Caruso, 2nd S44 Dan Evans, 3rd V34 Brenten Farrer, 4th V8 Corey Lincoln, 5th S90 Michael Lovegrove, 6th S5 Gates, 7th S86 Brendan Guerin, 8th V40 Dion Bellman 9th S16 Jack Gartner, 10th S26 Tyson Chambers, 11th S67 Nicole Hill, 12th S43Shane Hendry, 13th NT4 Jamie McInnes, 14th S18 Jed Bell- DNF, 15th S9 Michael Burford-DNF, 16th S42 Jamie Hendry-DNF, 17th S22 Chad Ely-DNF, 18th V4Phil Lock-DNF, 19th S69 Cody Atkins-DNF

Heat winners: S22 Chad Ely, S33 Mark Caruso, NT4 Jamie McInnes, V8 Corey Lincoln

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Phil Lock - $100 cash Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Brendan Guerin – drum of methanol Lucas Oil Hard Charger – Dion Bellman– Show bag of Lucas Oil products Hot Arse Award - Jed Bell - Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Dion Bellman – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Hoosier Hero A Main – Mark Caruso – WAV right rear tire Bar Up Bull Bars 8- Dion Bellman – set seat belts Modern Stainless Steel Nice Guy Award – Jamie McInnes – stainless steel front Nerf bar Hickman’s Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Cody Atkins - $200 cash Whilst we were running our show a true legend of the sport passed away. Our sympathy and condolences to the Trostle Family. RIP Bob Trostle

 

 

Bacon & Hodges Hit it Big on Western World Night Two

Lonnie Wheatley, TUCSON, Ariz. (November 20, 2015) – Brady Bacon and Josh Hodges stepped to the forefront on the second night of 48th Western World Championships preliminary action by capturing victories in Friday night’s USAC Sprint Car feature events atop the 3/8-mile USA Raceway clay oval.

After bagging a pair of runner-up finishes on Thursday night, Oklahoma native Bacon climbed to the top step of the podium by taking Friday’s USAC National vs. USAC/CRA feature victory while New Mexico’s Hodges bounced back from a vicious heat race flip in 410-ci action to wire the field in USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast 360-ci Sprint Car action.

With 69 competitors taking in the two preliminary nights of action at USA Raceway, the stage is set for Saturday’s 48th Western World Championships slate of events.

USAC National vs. USAC/CRA

In the USAC National Sprint Car ranks, Brady Bacon hustled into the lead just past the midway point and then held off Bryan Clauson over the final portion of the 30-lapper to notch the 100th all-time National win for the Hoffman Auto Racing / Mean Green No. 69 Sprint Car team.

While the reigning series champion from Broken Arrow, OK, tied Jerry Coons, Jr., for most career wins aboard the storied Hoffman machine with the triumph, Robert Ballou clinched his first USAC National title with a charge through the field from 19th to fourth.

After starting third, Bacon chased reigning 360-ci Sprint Car Western World champ Matt Rossi and Tracy Hines in the early going until a Cody Williams flip in turn three slowed the pace after nine rounds.

Hines slid into the lead briefly after the restart, only to have Rossi rally back out front with Bacon moving into second by the 14th lap.

With Rossi holding off a contingent of challengers that included Bacon along with Hines, Clauson, Kevin Thomas, Jr., and Dave Darland, it was Bacon surging to the front on the low side on the 17th circuit with Hines following his lead.

Clauson moved into second two rounds later and pressured Bacon on the low side the rest of the way to no avail, with Bacon holding steady to maintain command to the stripe.

“I had to take my time to get there, then I knew if I could roll the bottom without any big mistakes that it would be tough for anyone to get by,” Bacon said afterward.

Clauson settled for second at the line ahead of Hines, while Ballou picked up the pace throughout by gaining a half-dozen positions over the final half of the race to surge to fourth and clinch the crown.

Thomas, Jr., rounded out the top five with Darland, Chase Stockon, Jerry Coons, Jr., Aaron Farney and Damion Gardner completing the top ten.

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast

Josh Hodges turned what could have been deemed a bad night into a great night in a big way by wiring the field in Friday’s 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast 360-ci Sprint Car feature by wiring the field to lock into Saturday’s Dash.

After a violent ride out of the park in 410-ci Sprint Car heat race action, the Tijeras, NM, racer shook off any ill effects and wired the field from the pole position to capture the victory.

“Luck was on our side on this one, we drew the pole for the heat and won it and that somehow put us up front for the feature,” Hodges commented afterward.

Hodges took full advantage, outgunning fellow front row starter Stevie Sussex for the point at the drop of the green and pacing the field throughout to secure the victory aboard the No. 74x entry.

After wading through a pair of red flags in the opening four laps for a vicious Josh Shipley ride down the backstretch and then a Nick Aiuto tipover in turn four, chaos ensued in Hodges’ wake on a lap 24 restart precipitated by an inadvertent caution for Thursday night winner Justin Grant, who got crossed up exiting turn but somehow saved it.

Hodges led the way to the restart, only to have half the field piled up when the lapped machine of Rossi stumbled on the restart. Second and third-place runners Brody Roa and Grant were collected in the mayhem with D.J. Johnson and Tristan Guardino both upside down.

With all mayhem aside, Hodges cruised over the final six rounds to the checkered flag with current USAC Southwest points leader R.J. Johnson the biggest beneficiary by capturing runner-up honors after hovering around the tenth-place position much of the race.

Andrew Reinbold claimed the show position behind the lead duo while Roa and Bryan Clauson rallied from the late mishap to round out the top five.

48th Western World Championships Friday Night Results – USA Raceway:

USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars:

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-15.446; 2. Bryan Clauson, 63, Dooling/Hayward-15.627; 3. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-15.691; 4. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-15.715; 5. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-15.717; 6. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.719; 7. Tracy Hines, 4X, Hines-15.802; 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 20, Nolen-15.835; 9. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-15.836; 10. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-15.854; 11. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-15.878; 12. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-15.968; 13. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-15.993; 14. Josh Hodges, 74X, Hodges-15.996; 15. Justin Grant, 5, Baldwin-16.003; 16. Chris Windom, 21X, Pollock-16.025; 17. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-16.026; 18. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.044; 19. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-16.059; 20. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-16.085; 21. Brady Short, 19, Underwood-16.109; 22. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.141; 23. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.167; 24. Thomas Meseraull, 66, Amati-16.178; 25. Jon Stanbrough, 81, Stanbrough-16.191; 26. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Bowman-16.197; 27. Casey Shuman, 42, Cheney-16.197; 28. Logan Williams, 5X, Jory-16.206; 29. Chad Boespflug, 04G, Cook-16.334; 30. Brody Roa, 48, Leonard-16.476; 31. Colby Copeland, 74, Williams-16.588; 32. Nick Parker, 94, Morales-16.761; 33. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-17.252;

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Darland, 3. Rossi, 4. Stockon, 5. Short, 6. C.Williams, 7. Faria, 8. Roa. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Vander Weerd, 2. Swanson, 3. Bacon, 4. Clauson, 5. Spencer, 6. Copeland, 7. Hodges, 8. Shuman, NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. A.Williams, 2. Leary, 3. Gardner, 4. Hines, 5. Grant, 6. Farney, 7. L.Williams, 8. Parker. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Windom, 3. Johnson, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Boespflug, 6. Thomas, 7. Coons, 8. Bell. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Farney, 3. Coons, 4. Spencer, 5. Grant, 6. Boespflug, 7. Faria, 8. L.Williams, 9. Roa, 10. Short, 11. Copeland, 12. Parker, 13. C.Williams, 14. Bell. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Robert Ballou, 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 6. Dave Darland, 7. Chase Stockon, 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 9. Aaron Farney, 10. Damion Gardner, 11. Chris Windom, 12. Richard Vander Weerd, 13. Matt Rossi, 14. C.J. Leary, 15. Mike Spencer, 16. R.J. Johnson, 17. Justin Grant, 18. Jon Stanbrough, 19. Thomas Meseraull, 20. Jake Swanson, 21. Chad Boespflug, 22. Logan Williams, 23. Austin Williams, 24. Cody Williams, 25. Ryan Bernal. NT

**Hodges and Shuman flipped during the second heat. C.Williams flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 Rossi, Lap 10 Hines, Laps 11-16 Rossi, Laps 17-30 Bacon.

USAC Southwest vs. West Coast 360 Sprint Cars:

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Josh Hodges (‪#‎74X Hodges), 2. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 3. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 4. R.J. Johnson (‪#‎77M Michael), 5. D.J. Johnson (#33 Johnson), 6. Brady Bacon (‪#‎73X Ford), 7. Gary Taylor (#14 Burkhart/White), 8. Chris Windom (‪#‎22B Weber), 9. Kevin Thomas Jr. (‪#‎17RW Dutcher). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Trey Marcham (#73 Ford), 3. Larry Gibson (‪#‎2X Gibson), 4. Bryan Clauson (‪#‎16B Martin), 5. Jeff Sibley (‪#‎42N Sibley), 6. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 7. Terry Schank Jr. (#1 Gleeson), 8. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 9. Rick Ziehl (‪#‎20Z Ziehl). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Justin Grant (#5 Baldwin), 2. Tristan Guardino (#80 Watt), 3. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 4. Danny Faria Jr. (‪#‎17V Bowman), 5. Brian Hosford (‪#‎32B Weber), 6. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 7. Tye Mihocko (‪#‎5X Mihocko), 8. Jordan Stetson (‪#‎8AZ Stetson). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 2. Brody Roa (‪#‎91R BR), 3. Stevie Sussex (‪#‎21AZ Burkhart), 4. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 5. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark), 6. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 7. Kyle Smith (#55 Smith), 8. Mike Martin (#16 Martin). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. D.J.Johnson, 3. Windom, 4. Faria, 5. Taylor, 6. Sibley, 7. Smith, 8. Stetson. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Vander Weerd, 2. Clark, 3. Aiuto, 4. Hosford, 5. Mihocko, 6. Ziehl, 7. Schank, 8. Lundy. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Josh Hodges, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Andy Reinbold, 4. Brody Roa, 5. Bryan Clauson, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Charles Davis Jr., 8. Chris Bonneau, 9. Ronnie Clark, 10. Trey Marcham, 11. Chris Windom, 12. Dennis Gile, 13. C.J. Leary, 14. Justin Grant, 15. Stevie Sussex, 16. Tristan Guardino, 17. Matt Rossi, 18. D.J. Johnson, 19. Jace Vander Weerd, 20. Larry Gibson, 21. Nick Aiuto, 22. Josh Shipley. NT

**Shipley, Aiuto, D.J. Johnson, and Guardino flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Hodges

 

 

AHG Sprintcar Series    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2015

BRAD Maiolo’s name has been added to an illustrious list after he won the 34th Annual Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Not only did his win cement his name in the history books but it was also part of another LJM Racing 1-2 finish after big brother Jamie was second, reversing the result from the previous round at Quit Bunbury Speedway the week prior.

Ben Ellement was third for his third podium finish from four rounds in the 2015-16 AHG Sprintcar Series.

The 40-lap feature race was highlighted with a midrace infield pitstop that was called on lap 18 after Jake Beard-Miller slammed into the pits bend fence hard when eyeing off a top five result.

Drivers and crews knew the pit window would be open sometime between laps 15 and 25 and once officials were able to get Beard-Miller out of the car and clear the debris, the pitstop was called.

Going into the break Jamie was leading from Brad with Ken Sartori just ahead of Kendrick and Ellement.

A handful of drivers didn’t even make it to this point.

On the first start Andrew Priolo ran high and then cut down low in front of a bunch of cars that took evasive action that ultimately saw them tangle and be out of the contest, including Taylor Milling, Troy Lawson, Carl Dowling and Kye Scroop.

Priolo managed to get a restart but officials sent him to the rear as he was deemed to be cause.

Kendrick, who started from P2, was the early leader but was then passed by both the Maiolos with Jamie stretching the legs on the #99 machine.

After the pit stop the crew on the Luke Dillon machine were not able to get the car ready in time and he was forced to drop out of his mid-pack start and to go the rear, but in the end it didn’t matter as the car failed to start.

In the final section most of the cars were running mid to low track in the first turns and up high near the fence in pits bend.

Brad Maiolo was working the high line better than most and clawed the gap to Jamie before striking with about seven laps to go.

After the siblings argued the spot for a lap it was Brad who had the better car set-up and went on to take the win.

David Priolo (from P8) finished fifth, ahead of Shaun Bradford (from P6), Daryl Clayden (a great recovery after starting P15), Callum Williamson (who started P13 and moved up five spots), Lee Nash (from P10) and Jason Pryde (who started 18th and completed the top 10).

Results: Qualifying: Brad Maiolo 13.990, Jason Kendrick 14.261, Jake Beard-Miller 14.364, David Priolo 14.376, Ben Ellement 14.429, Lee Nash 14.448, Ken Sartori 14.457, Jamie Maiolo 14.447, Kye Scroop 14.479, Taylor Milling 14.517, Shaun Bradford 14.523, Luke Dillon 14.534, Ryan Farrell 14.600, Daryl Clayden 14.677, Troy Lawson 14.690, Callum Williamson 14.728, Andrew Priolo 14.794, Scott Chatwin 14.909, James Inglis 14.947, Ryan Lancaster 14.966, Jason Pryde 15.049, Robert Watson 15.053, Carl Dowling 15.102, Mitchell Wormall 15.600, Jason Boland 15.786.

Heat 1: 1st Luke Dillon, 2nd Ken Sartori, 3rd Lee Nash, 4th Bradley Maiolo, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th James Inglis, 7th Scott Chatwin, 8th Jason Boland. DNF: Ryan Farrell.

Heat 2: 1st Daryl Clayden, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Ben Ellement, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Carl Dowling. DNF: Ryan Lancaster.

Heat 3: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Troy Lawson. 3rd Jake Beard-Miller, 4th David Priolo, 5th Robert Watson junior, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Kye Scroop. DNF: Taylor Milling.

A Dash: 1st Bradley Maiolo, 2nd Ken Sartori, 3rd Ben Ellement 4th Jake Beard-Miller, 5th Shaun Bradford, 6th Robert Watson junior, 7th Callum Williamson, 8th Daryl Clayden, 9th James Inglis.

B Dash: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Luke Dillon, 4th David Priolo, 5th Lee Nash, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Troy Lawson, 8th Mitchell Wormall, 9th Jason Pryde.

Midpack Madness: 1st Kye Scroop, 2nd Carl Dowling, 3rd Taylor Milling, 4th Jason Boland, 5th Scott Chatwin.

Feature race: 1st Brad Maiolo, 2nd Jamie Maiolo 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th David Priolo, 6th Shaun Bradford, 7th Daryl Clayden, 8th Callum Williamson, 9th Lee Nash, 10th Jason Pryde, 11th Andrew Priolo, 12th Mitchell Wormall, 13th Jason Boland, 14th Scott Chatwin.

Round 5 of the AHG Sprintcar Series will be held at Quit Bunbury Speedway on Saturday, November 28.

 

 

Ballou & Grant Snare Western World Opening Night Wins

Lonnie Wheatley, TUCSON, Ariz. (November 19, 2015) – Robert Ballou and Justin Grant reigned victorious after a pair of superb USAC Sprint Car features that put the wraps on Thursday night’s opening leg of the 48th Western World Championships at USA Raceway.

While Ballou pounced on some late-race misfortune for Jerry Coons, Jr., to capture his 18th overall of win of the year in the 30-lap USAC National vs. USAC/CRA feature, Grant took command in the late going as well to take top honors in a frenzied 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car main event.

A total of 69 Sprint Cars filled the pit area with 34 competing in the USAC 410-ci ranks and 35 in the 360-ci division with 11 different drivers pulling double duty by competing in both divisions.

USAC National vs. USAC/CRA

Robert Ballou moved one step closer to his first USAC National Sprint Car championship by leading the final half-dozen circuits to pick off his 13th series win of the year aboard the Don Ott-powered Blakesley Auto No. 12 Maxim.

But after a rousing charge from the 14th starting position all the way up to fourth in just three laps and then a move on the fence around Damion Gardner and Bryan Clauson to move up to second on the fifth round, getting that final position proved to be a challenge.

“We knew where we were going, we were going to be up top,” Ballou said afterward. “We were a little too free, I biked it and almost dumped it getting into one there one time.”

By the time Ballou got to second, third-starter Jerry Coons, Jr., had already opened up a half straightaway advantage. Ballou nibbled away at the real estate separating the duo and was poised to challenge as traffic into play on the tenth round, only to have the caution fly for Chris Windom’s tango with the backstretch wall.

Back under way, Ballou biked it big-time getting into turn one on the 14th lap, losing several car-lengths. Traffic came into play soon after with Ballou chasing Tucson native Coons, Jr., as Brady Bacon joined in the lead mix as well.

Coons kept Ballou at bay and had just one more car directly in front of him when he drifted just inches too high exiting turn two on the 26th lap. Coons grazed the wall, danced on the nose for several moments and then went for a hard ride that he was able to walk away from.

Reverting back to the last completed lap, Ballou assumed command on the restart and checked out in the final six-lap dash to the stripe.

“Jerry’s car was probably just as good as ours, he was going to have to make a mistake for me to get by,” Ballou commented.

Bacon crossed the stripe second in the Hoffman Racing No. 69 with Bryan Clauson holding off Thomas Meseraull over the closing circuits to claim the show position. Damion Gardner rounded out the top five after leading the opening circuit with 13th-starter Dave Darland, Kevin Thomas, Jr., 16th-starter Ryan Bernal, Richard Vander Weerd and Tracy Hines completing the top ten.

The first car out for qualifying, Hines sliced nearly a full second off of Bud Kaeding’s track record of 16.281 seconds with a lap of 15.294 seconds before Bacon ultimately set the new standard of 15.275 seconds.

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast

Stevie Sussex, Gary Taylor and Nick Aiuto all had their moments where they looked to be the car to beat in Thursday’s 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car feature event atop the 3/8-mile USA Raceway clay oval.

But it was Ione, CA, native Justin Grant taking command in the late going and pacing the final 10 rounds to post the win aboard the Baldwin Brothers No. 5 entry.

“If I could have put more than ten laps together at some point in the race, it probably wouldn’t have been exciting as it was,” Grant said in victory lane.

After starting third, Grant spent much of the race dicing with Taylor for second. It was a battle for a distant second in the early going, as front row outside starter Sussex gunned into the lead and held a straightaway lead within a handful of laps.

With Taylor still fending off Grant for second, a full half-lap lead for Sussex was erased when Brian Hosford came to a stop with 11 laps in the books.

More than that vanished for Sussex though, as he slowed a lap later and pulled to the infield where he became a spectator for the remaining distance.

While Taylor assumed the point, Aiuto was the one on the move. Just seventh after ten laps, Aiuto was fourth after the Sussex exit and moved around Grant for second on the 17th lap before riding the fence around Taylor for the point one round later.

Aiuto’s lead was short-lived however, as he jumped the cushion in turn four the next time around and grazed the fence. While Aiuto continued on in third, Grant slid past Taylor entering turn one on the 21st lap to take command for keeps.

While Grant slipped away in the final circuits, the battle for position waged in his wake with Brady Bacon joining in on the Taylor-Aiuto fray. Bacon ultimately took third from Aiuto on the 26th round and then slid past Taylor in the final pair of corners for his first of two runner-up finishes on the night.

Taylor settled for third with Bryan Clauson racing from 13th to capture fourth. Brody Roa raced with Clauson through the field, rounding out the top five from 15th as Aiuto slipped to sixth in the closing circuits. Charles Davis, Jr., C.J. Leary, D.J. Johnson and Chris Windom completed the top ten.

48th Western World Championships Thursday Night Results – USA Raceway:

USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars:

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.275 (New Track Record); 2. Tracy Hines, 4X, Hines-15.294; 3. Thomas Meseraull, 66, Amati-15.386; 4. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-15.421; 5. Jerry Coons Jr., 20, Nolen-15.445; 6. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-15.492; 7. Bryan Clauson, 63, Dooling/Hayward-15.516; 8. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-15.524; 9. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.600; 10. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-15.617; 11. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-15.620; 12. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-15.622; 13. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-15.628; 14. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-15.650; 15. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.667; 16. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.682; 17. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-15.725; 18. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-15.762; 19. Brady Short, 19, Underwood-15.770; 20. Josh Hodges, 74X, Hodges-15.797; 21. Jon Stanbrough, 81, Stanbrough-15.823; 22. Justin Grant, 5, Baldwin-15.828; 23. Brody Roa, 48, Leonard-15.833; 24. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-15.857; 25. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-15.942; 26. Chris Windom, 21X, Pollock-15.999; 27. Chad Boespflug, 04G, Cook-16.007; 28. Casey Shuman, 42, Cheney-16.015; 29. Colby Copeland, 74, Williams-16.023; 30. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.041; 31. Nick Parker, 94, Morales-16.144; 32. Logan Williams, 5X, Jory-16.164; 33. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.408; 34. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-17.002;

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Darland, 3. Bacon, 4. Coons, 5. Vander Weerd, 6. Copeland, 7. Faria, 8. Swanson, 9. A.Williams. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Hines, 3. Rossi, 4. Spencer, 5. Grant, 6. Windom, 7. Johnson, 8. C,Williams, 9. Bell. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Meseraull, 3. Leary, 4. Roa, 5. Boespflug, 6. Parker, 7. Stockon, 8. Short. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hodges, 2. Bernal, 3. Thomas, 4. Gardner, 5. Farney, 6. Shuman, 7. Martin, 8. L.Williams. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Farney, 3. Vander Weerd, 4. Windom, 5. Faria, 6. Stockon, 7. Swanson, 8. Shuman, 9. Martin, 10. Parker, 11. A.Williams, 12. C.Williams, 13. L.Williams, 14. Bell, 15. Copeland, 16. Boespflug, 17. Short. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. Thomas Meseraull, 5. Damion Gardner, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Kevin Thomas Jr., 8. Ryan Bernal, 9. Richard Vander Weerd, 10. Tracy Hines, 11. C.J. Leary, 12. Josh Hodges, 13. Danny Faria Jr., 14. Brody Roa, 15. R.J. Johnson, 16. Matt Rossi, 17. Aaron Farney, 18. Jon Stanbrough, 19. Jake Swanson, 20. Cody Williams, 21. Mike Spencer, 22. Jerry Coons Jr., 23. Chase Stockon, 24. Chris Windom. NT

**Copeland flipped during semi. Coons flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Gardner, Laps 3-24 Coons, Laps 25-30 Ballou.

USAC Southwest vs. West Coast 360 Sprint Cars:

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Brian Hosford (‪#‎32B Weber), 2. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 3. D.J. Johnson (#33 Johnson), 4. Rick Ziehl (‪#‎20Z Ziehl), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 7. Kevin Thomas Jr. (‪#‎17RW Dutcher), 8. Trey Marcham (#73 Ford), 9. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Justin Grant (#5 Baldwin), 2. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Brody Roa (‪#‎91R BR), 5. Jordan Stetson (‪#‎8AZ Stetson), 6. Larry Gibson (‪#‎2X Gibson), 7. Tristan Guardino (‪#‎15T Guardino), 8. Danny Faria Jr. (‪#‎17V Bowman). 9. Josh Hodges (‪#‎74X Hodges), NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stevie Sussex (‪#‎21AZ Burkhart), 2. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. Bryan Clauson (‪#‎16B Martin), 5. R.J. Johnson (‪#‎77M Michael), 6. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 7. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark), 8. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 9. Tye Mihocko (‪#‎5X Mihocko). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gary Taylor (#14 Burkhart/White), 2. Chris Windom (‪#‎22B Weber), 3. Brady Bacon (‪#‎73X Ford), 4. Kyle Smith (#55 Smith), 5. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 6. Chad Boespflug (#12 Allen), 7. Terry Schank Jr. (#1 Gleeson), 8. Jeff Sibley (‪#‎42n Sibley). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Boespflug, 3. Faria, 4. Clark, 5. Sibley, 6. Smith, 7. Mihocko, 8. C. Bonneau, 9. Guardino (Watt #80). NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Martin, 2. Schank, 3. Marcham, 4. Hodges, 5. Vander Weerd, 6. Gile, 7. Stetson, 8. Lundy, 9. Thomas. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Justin Grant, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Gary Taylor, 4. Bryan Clauson, 5. Brody Roa, 6. Nick Aiuto, 7. Charles Davis Jr., 8. C.J. Leary, 9. D.J. Johnson, 10. Chris Windom, 11. R.J. Johnson, 12. Danny Faria Jr., 13. Rick Ziehl, 14. Matt Rossi, 15. Trey Marcham, 16. Chad Boespflug, 17. Mike Martin, 18. Terry Schank Jr., 19. Stevie Sussex, 20. Brian Hosford, 21. Andy Reinbold, 22. Josh Shipley. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Sussex, Laps 13-17 Taylor, Lap 18 Aiuto, Laps 19-20 Taylor, Laps 21-30 Grant.

 

 

Smooch smokes them on lap 29 to get his first All Star win

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series headed to Heartland Raceway for Round 2 of the 2015/2016 series last night with Brenten Farrer in the Frijtek V34 snatching the lead in the dying stages of a thrilling race. Dion Bellman’s Hickman’s Tree Maintenance V40 lead for 29 of the 30 laps only to have lap traffic come into play; with Bellman running the low line and Farrer running high, Bellman was baulked by lap traffic allowing Farrer to swoop around them and lock in his first All Star feature win. Bellman brought the V40 home in 2nd with Chris Solomon’s SG V83 completing the podium. Farrer was elated with the win and payed homage to his family, crew and sponsors who worked hard during the off season to get the car ready.

The battle for the minors had also come into play in the dying stages of the race with Paul Solomon’s SG7 slipping back into 4th. Corey Lincoln has been one of the young guns on the charge each time he has hit the track and was hyped for the Series to start. Unfortunately whilst running in 5th he was forced infield with engine gremlins, not the way the V8 family owned Eagle wanted to start the season off but allowing Farmer Phil Lock to secure 5th place. Regular 410 runner Eddie Lumbar was up into 6th after starting back in the field due to not being able to Time trial earlier in the night and no doubt a few more laps would have helped.

Team Bartlett had some work to do after Bogucki bought on the reds in Heat 3. Managing to repair the car in time for the main Bogucki bought the ailing car home in 10th place and lock in vital points for the series.

Taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award was Dion Bellman with a 14.969. A rewarding result for team owner Darren Hickman after leasing an engine from Maxwill Engines after destroying theirs last weekend.

A Main results: 1st V34 Brenten Farrer, 2nd V40 Dion Bellman, 3rd V83 Phil Lock, 4th 7 Paul Solomon, 5th V4 Phil Lock, 6th N36 Eddie Lumbar, 7th V23 Jimmy Gardiner, 8th S5 Trigga Gates 9th S18 Jed Bell, 10th SA75 Scott Bogucki, 11th V8 Corey Lincoln-DNF, 12th A82 Justin Morris, 13th S16 Jack Gartner-DNF, 14th Michael Holt- DNF, 15th V59 James Hanley.

Heat winners: V34 Brenten Farrer, V23 Jimmy Gardiner,S75 Scott Bogucki, V40 Dion Bellman

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Trigga Gates - $100 cash Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Jimmy Gardiner – drum of methanol Lucas Oil Hard Charger – Eddie Lumbar – Show bag of Lucas Oil products Fire Service Plus Hot Arse Award – Darryl Guerin– Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Dion Bellman – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Hoosier Hero A Main – Brenten Farrer – WAV right rear tire Bar Up Bull Bars 8- Trigga Gates – set seat belts Modern Stainless Steel Nice Guy Award – Justin Morris – stainless steel front Nerf bar Hickman’s Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Paul Solomon - $200 cash

 

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2015

JAMIE Maiolo has claimed two wins from three races in the 2015-16 AHG Sprintcar Series and is looming as a major chance to win another championship.

It might be early days but Maiolo appears to have his mojo back in the LJM Racing #99 and on Saturday night won the 30-lap feature race at Quit Bunbury Speedway from younger brother Bradley and Jason Kendrick.

Maiolo started from P3 for the main event that was the first round of the Southern Thunder series on the re-shaped Bunbury surface and ran in fourth for much of the journey until leader Shaun Bradford spun in the first turns with seven laps remaining.

Second-placed Luke Dillon and third-placed Ryan Farrell were the innocent victims in the incident and both spun.

After Bradford’s car was dragged to the infield the other two cars managed to get a restart from the back of the pack.

Maiolo inherited the lead and powered away in the dash to the line for an LJM Racing 1-2.

It was the third meeting in a row that an LJM car has been on the podium with Jamie claiming round one at the Motorplex and Brad finishing second at the Motorplex last week.

Dillon, who started on pole with Bradford, was the early leader and was into lapped traffic after just three laps.

Farrell, who started from P6, looked strong early and powered the Keen Motorsport #90 into third over Jamie Maiolo just five laps in.

Bradford had an out-of-sorts front wing that would have made the car a handful to drive but he pushed on and on lap 12 he had closed the gap on Dillon before taking the lead in a brilliant dive under the leader four laps later.

Bradford, who won at the Motorplex last week, pulled away but still appeared to struggle with handling in the #57 machine and eventually spun out with seven laps remaining to end his night.

Kendrick went wide on the restart and dropped from second to third but he managed to hold on for his first finish of the season after two DNFs.

Earlier in the night Dillon won two heat races with Jamie Maiolo and Farrell each taking a win.

Lee Nash finished fourth after starting from P8, Kye Scroop was fifth (after starting P9), with Daryl Clayden (from P11), Dillon (from pole), Farrell (from P6), Darren Mewett (from P13) and Jacob Lucas (from P15) rounding out the top 10.

Ben Ellement, who had a pair of thirds in the opening feature races, was one of five drivers to post a DNF.

Round four of the AHG Sprintcar Series will be held at the Perth Motorplex next Saturday night with the feature race being the Annual Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings over 40 laps.

AHG Sprintcar Series rd 3 – Quit Bunbury Speedway: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Lee Nash, 5th Kye Scroop-, 6th Daryl Clayden, 7th Luke Dillion, 8th Ryan Farrell, 9th Darren Mewett, 10th Jacob Lucas, 11th Scott Chatwin, 12th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: Shaun Bradford, Ryan Lancaster, Ben Ellement, Sean Zemunik and Brodie Minchin.

 

 

LINES MASTERS SPEEDWAY CITY

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

After two previous runner-up results in the event Steven Lines totally dominated the field to win the 30th Anniversary Oxford Insurance Brokers Australian Sprintcar Masters at Speedway City. Early in the night Lines sent out an ominous warning to his rivals as he set the quickest time during Time Trials before winning the CBS Bins Pole Shuffle. As a result Lines started the 35 Lap A-Main from the pole and he led from start to finish to claim the $10,000 winners cheque ahead of former race winner Matt Egel and Daniel Pestka.

“It is great to finally win this race. I have been after this win for a few years now so it feels pretty good to be standing here. I really have got to thank my guys who worked so hard during the week putting a new car together after the mistake I made last weekend. I must thank all of my sponsors and Wendy for putting on such a good race” added Lines as he accepted his trophy.

In what can only be described as a dominant display Line actually lapped the field up to position 7 and if it wasn’t for Aidan Hall, who bought out the red light with six laps to go, Lines would have won the race by over half a lap. Fourth place went to Steven Caruso with Jamie Cobby eventually getting the better of Brock Hallett in what was a great battle. Luke Bowey was the last of the drivers on the lead lap with Mark Caruso, Ricky Maiolo, Keke Falland and Ryan Jones the only other finishers.

The opening two laps of the feature race proved to be tough for two of the major contenders with Ryan Jones being sent to rear after an opening lap spin, that resulted in front wing damage, and Brad Keller who rode out a big bicycle in turn two before slamming the wall ending his race.

The heat winners on the night were Daniel Pestka, Matt Egel, Steven Caruso, Hayden Pitt, Brock Hallett and Ricky Maiolo.

In the support events Matthew Kennedy claimed his first ever Wingless Sprints A-Main event, Ryan Alexander reset the 15 Lap Track Record as he won Round 5 of the JD Couriers Super Sedan Series and Darren Flatman easily claimed the Street Stock Feature.

The next event at Speedway City will be this Saturday Night (November 14) with a Night of Total Destruction with Late Models, AMCA Nationals, Junior Sedans and Street Stocks along with a host of novelty events including Fireworks, a Laguna Loans 4 Cylinder Demo Derby, Wingfield Wreckers Steel Wall Car Stunt, Car Dominos and a Flaming Inferno.

 

 

“Schutte tops BCRA Stockton field”

By Bryan Gapinski Stockton, CA, Nov. 6---Alex Schutte won the 25-lap BCRA Midget Series Feature, Friday Night at the Stockton Dirt Track. The victory was the second career feature victory at the 3/8-mile clay oval for the Redding, California driver. On the pace laps lining up for the feature front row starters Britton Bock and series points leader Frankie Guerinni III each suffered mechanical problems forcing them to retire from the event before the start. Jonathan Henry and Nate Wait tangled entering Turn 2 battling for the lead on the opening lap, with both cars flipping. One lap later Rick Holbrook flipped escaping injury. Schutte and Michael Faccinto pulled away from the field and waged a torrid battle for the lead, with Schutte each lap holding off Faccinto’s challenges for the lead. Faccinto retired with a broken power steering line on the tenth circuit, leaving Schutte with a sizeable lead over second place Geoff Ensign. Schutte driving the Carl Schutte owned Spike/Esslinger No. 28 finished a half-lap ahead of Ensign, Dan Parker making his first start of the season finished third. Sparky Howard and Bobby Wilson Jr. completed the top five. Earlier in the evening Faccinto lowered the one-lap track record in qualifying to 16.055 seconds. In qualifying Sean Dodenhoff escaped injury in a wild series of flips after recording third fastest time. Two events remain for BCRA Saturday Nov. 14 at the New Stockton 99 Speedway, and Friday Nov. 20 at Madera Speedway, both events will be doubleheaders with the King of the Wings Super Sprint Car Series.

 

 

VOGELS IMPRESSES AS VEAL MARCHES ON

Veteran Simpson racer and five time Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series Champion was able to do something to Jamie Veal last night, that very few have been able to do in recent times at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

The laconic Vogels, snatched the feature race lead from Veal on lap 17 of the 30 lap final to the Opening Night of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Victoria as presented by Go Traffic, only for Veal to restore order three laps later – from there it was all Jamie Veal.

Despite Veal’s dominance, leading 27 of the 30 laps, Vogels was like a dog with a bone on a track that certainly suited the driver of the Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers V70, as he snapped at the heels of the classy Veal.

While the two pace setters went about their titanic struggle at the front of the field, a battle royal was being waged between the likes of Shaun Dobson, Sydney Sider Toby Bell-Bowen aboard the Hog’s Breath Café N7, Aussie Champ David Murcott and Grant Anderson, with Dobson eventually being able to claim a top three position and a coveted qualification for the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Chase as well as a very healthy bounty of points in both the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series and the Parr Motorsports USC Victoria Track Premiership.

Bell-Bowen narrowly missed claiming a spot in the Chase; finishing fourth in what was an impressive night for this young talent, while Murcott and Anderson battled all the way to the chequered flag and beyond! With Murcott eventually claiming fifth with Anderson in sixth in what were both very promising performances ahead of the major meetings to be held at Sungold Stadium later in the season.

Rounding out the top ten were Brett Milburn (7th), Luke Walker (8th after transferring from the B-Main), Jye O’Keeffe (9th) and Darren Mollenoyux (10th).

Adam King was next best in 11th and was followed home by Rod Matthews, Dennis Jones, Tasmania’s Tim Hutchins and Jeremy Cross.

Corey McCullagh was credited with 16th after being forced out of the race on in the early going with Craig Vanderstelt also experiencing some early race issues while Tim Rankin was unable to take his start after a crash earlier in the night.

Tim Hutchins won the last chance B-Main while earlier Eddie Lumbar took out the C-Main.

Heat winners on the night were John Vogels, Jamie Veal, Shaun Dobson, Grant Anderson, Jye O’Keeffe, Andy Caruana, Eddie Lumbar, Michael Tancredi, Jeremy Cross and James Gardiner.

With qualifying conducted in heat group fashion, the five quick timers on the night were John Vogels (Group 1), Jamie Veal (Group 2), Tim Rankin (Group 3), Jordyn Charge (Group 4) and James McFadden (Group 5).

It was also worth noting that Charge’s exemplary qualifying effort came in his opening laps around the famed Premier Speedway circuit, highlight what a talent this 16 year old is.

James McFadden’s night was again marred by engine woes, with the NQ25 team being unable to complete his opening heat, thus ending a night that promised so much for the two time Australian Champion.

Victoria’s Peter Milnes was able to walk away from a spectacular race incident after contact with a couple of cars at the commencement of heat 6, Milnes was another to fall spectacularly from the program having also qualified strongly during time trials.

A full update on series points for both the USC Victoria and the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series will be available in the coming days.

The Opening round of the Alfie’s Excavations Wingless Sprint Super Series also produced some great racing with the 20 laps final bing completed without a stoppage in a race time of 4:40.75.

The eventual winner David Cook can now claim feature race wins at Sungold Stadium in not only a Wingless Sprint but also a 360 Sprintcar and a Super Rod, highlighting his ability behind the wheel.

Cook proved to be too strong for second place finisher Glenn Watts who won a titanic struggle for second with Luke Weel and fourth placed James Wren.

The top ten was made up of Andy Hibbert (5th), Adrian Densley (6th), Dayn Bentvelzen (7th), Travis Millar (8th), Alex Thomson (9th) and David Alford (10th).

The next event at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Saturday November 28, 2015 when Round 2 of the USC Victoria will blast into life doubling as Round 5 of the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series.

The on-track action is set to kick off with a round of heats for the Formula 500’s as they battle it out for the Jack Willsher Cup from 5.00pm with the gates opening at 4.00pm.

Tickets are available at the gate or on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au.

 

 

Moule still knows how to do it
After a 7 month wait The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series headed to Timmis Speedway for Round 1 of the 2015/2016 series last night with Tony Moule in the ACT26 Maxim taking the win. Daniel Evans brought the SA44 home in 2nd with Phil Lock completing the podium. Moule was in fine form all night taking out his 8th All Star A-Main victory in the championships 9 season history.
Defending series champion Scott Bogucki took the lead early. After setting up a half a lap lead over the field and quickly closing in on the back markers he tagged the wall coming off turn 2 forcing him to pull in after 10 laps. Jed Bell driving his family owned J&J was next in line to lead turning some consistent laps until lapped traffic started to play its part. With the battle heating up for the lead Bell seemed to find the same piece of real estate that caused Bogucki grief. Sliding up the track Bell could do nothing but watch as Moule passed him.
Brendan Guerin was in fine form all night and was fast gaining on Moule. Guerin took the lead and looked comfortable pulling away from a tiering Moule until tragedy struck as turn 2 claimed another victim with only 4 laps to go. He was able to restart and made up some spots to bring the SA86 home in 4th spot.
After struggling with mechanical issues all night forcing him to miss his heats Phil Lock was a man on a mission and rewarded the teams hard work with a 3rd place finish. Lock was covered in oil after the race and joked with All Star officials after the race wishing that he could run the heats with his car now in a very fast condition.
Dion Bellman has been a young gun on the charge each time he has hit the track and was hyped for the Series to start. Driving the Hickman Tree Maintenance V40 his night got off to a good start with a 3rd in the Oval Express Time Trials. Unfortunately whilst running in 2nd place in the opening heat race he was forced infield with engine gremlins that forced him to park up for the remainder of the night. Not the way they wanted to start the season off.
Taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award and his first for the series was Brenten Farrer with a 12.440. Farrer was elated with the award and payed homage to his family and crew who worked hard during the off season to get the car ready. With a leased motor from Ken Hutchins and a brand new ART Chassis Farrer made Timmis Speedway his own in the early part of the night.
A Main results: 1st ACT26 Tony Moule, 2nd SA44 Daniel Evans, 3rd V4 Phil Lock, 4th SA86 Brendan Guerin, 5th SA5 Trigga Gates, 6th SA16 Jack Gartner, 7th SA18 Jed Bell-DNF, 8th V34 Brenten Farrer-DNF, 9th V8 Corey Lincoln-DNF 10th SA75 Scott Bogucki, 11th SA43 Shane Hendry-DNF, 12th SA96 Darryl Guerin-DNF.
Heat winners: V34 Brenten Farrer, SA86 Brendan Guerin, SA5 Trigga Gates, SA75 Scott Bogucki
Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Jed Bell - $100 cash
Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Jed Bell – drum of methanol
Lucas Oil Hard Charger – Phil Lock – Show bag of Lucas Oil products
Fire Service Plus Hot Arse Award – Darryl Guerin– Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Brenten Farrer – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Hoosier Hero A Main – Tony Moule – WAV right rear tire
Bar Up Bull Bars 8- Brenten Farrer – set seat belts
Modern Stainless Steel Nice Guy Award – Jack Gartner – stainless steel front Nerf bar
Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Trigga Gates - $200 cash

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2015

A MAGICAL WIN FOR BRADFORD

SHAUN Bradford has claimed back-to-back victories in the Magic Man sprintcar race, winning the 2015 instalment at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night from Bradley Maiolo and Ben Ellement.

Bradford started from P3 for the tribute race to the late Michael Figliomeni and alongside another former winner of the event in David Priolo.

Brothers Jamie and Brad Maiolo started from the front row in the event that was round two of the 2015-16 AHG Sprintcar Series.

Unfortunately for Jamie he dropped back a couple of spots early on and ultimately was a DNF after crashing out on lap nine.

The first major incident occurred when Luke Dillon, in his first drive for his former Diamond Bay Motorsport W26, spun in pits bend, forcing Carl Dowling, Kye Scroop and Jason Kendrick to be involved, with Kendrick then also being tagged by Jason Pryde.

Jake Beard-Miller, who started from P5 and was looking strong on the back of his podium finish in the first round of the AHG Sprintcar Series at the same venue three weeks earlier, was out after spinning on lap five after the car was damaged following contact with another only moments earlier.

He was hit by Callum Williamson and Taylor Milling with the latter tipping over.

It is understood Beard-Miller has suffered a couple of broken ribs from the incident.

The bad start to the series continued for Ryan Farrell who claimed another DNF after the W90 pulled up in pits bend and was then collected by Jamie Maiolo and David Priolo, putting all three out of the contest.

The win continued the strong run to the season for Bradford who was sixth in the season opener and then only last week won the Bonza Bradford Memorial in Pithara, a tribute race for his late father Ian who passed away 23 years ago on Saturday.

Brad Maiolo was only 2.216 seconds off the pace and this is on the back of his seventh in the first race of the season.

It was Ben Ellement’s second third placing in as many weeks and he continues to impress in his return to the sport after a two-year break.

Ken Sartori started from P9 and charged forward for fourth while team mates Daryl Clayden (from P6) and Lee Nash (from P16) were next over the line.

Ryan Lancaster started 15th and finished seventh and one of the interesting results on the night was the eighth placing to rookie James Inglis who started from P20 in his first race in the AHG Sprintcar Series.

Robert Watson junior and Jason Pryde rounded out the top 10.

The first of the four qualifying groups at the start of the night proved to be the one to be in with Priolo topping the charts with a 14.024-second lap, ahead of Dillon’s 14.103 and Lancaster’s 14.200.

Brad Maiolo won the first heat of the night (from brother Jamie), with David Priolo, Kye Scroop and Beard-Miller were the other heat winners.

Round three of the AHG Sprintcar Series will be held at Quit Bunbury Speedway next Saturday night.

RESULTS: QUALIFYING: Group 1: David Priolo 14.024, Luke Dillon 14.103, Ryan Lancaster 14.200, Ken Sartori 14.623, Taylor Milling 14.742 Aldo De Paoli 15.094. Group 2: Bradley Maiolo 14.218, Ben Ellement 14.257, Jason Kendrick 14.271, Jason Pryde 14.773, Andrew Priolo 14.865, Scott Reilly 14.987, Scott Chatwin 15.245. Group 3: Jamie Maiolo 14.339, Daryl Clayden 14.452, Robert Watson junior 14.469, Callum Williamson 14.471, Kye Scroop 14.448, Troy Lawson 14.584. Group 4: Ryan Farrell 14.306, Shaun Bradford 14.307, Jake Beard-Miller 14.319, Carl Dowling 14.446, Lee Nash 14.646, Mitchell Wormall 15.334.

Heat 1: 1st Bradley Maiolo, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Luke Dillon, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th Carl Dowling, 7th Ken Sartori, 8th Kye Scroop, 9th Andrew Priolo, 10th Robert Watson junior, 11th Aldo De Paoli, 12th Scott Chatwin, 13th Mitchell Wormall.

Heat 2: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Daryl Clayden, 3rd Ryan Farrell, 4th Ryan Lancaster, 5th Jake Beard-Miller, 6th Ben Ellement, 7th Callum Williamson, 8th Lee Nash, 9th James Inglis, 10th Taylor Milling, 11th Troy Lawson, 12th Jason Pryde, 13th Scott Reilly.

Heat 3: 1st Kye Scroop, 2nd Shaun Bradford, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Carl Dowling, 5th Ben Ellement, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th David Priolo, 8th Robert Watson junior, 9th Ryan Lancaster, 10th James Inglis, 11th Mitchell Wormall, 12th Jason Pryde, 13th Scott Reilly.

Heat 4: 1st Jake Beard-Miller, 2nd Ken Sartori, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Lee Nash, 5th Bradley Maiolo, 6th Daryl Clayden, 7th Jason Kendrick, 8th Luke Dillon, 9th Ryan Farrell, 10th Andrew Priolo, 11th Aldo De Paoli, 12th Troy Lawson. DNF: Scott Chatwin.

Feature: 1st Shaun Bradford, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th Ken Sartori, 5th Daryl Clayden, 6th Lee Nash, 7th Ryan Lancaster, 8th James Inglis, 9th Robert Watson, 10th Jason Pryde, 11th Andrew Priolo, 12th Troy Lawson, 13th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: Kye Scroop, Jamie Maiolo, David Priolo, Ryan Farrell, Aldo De Paoli, Taylor Milling, Callum Williamson, Jake Beard-Miller, Carl Dowling, Luke Dillon, Jason Kendrick. DNS: Scott Reilly, Scott Chatwin.

THE POOL SHOP GROUP SPEEDCARS

NEVILLE Lance has not enjoyed much success since he won the Australian Speedcar Championship here at the Perth Motorplex a few seasons back but he bounced back in a big way by winning the Magic Man feature on Saturday night.

Lance started from P13 for the main event and pounced early on in the feature race, setting up the win in the Michael Figliomeni tribute event, crossing the line ahead of American Austin Brown and local stars Lee Redmond and Dayne Kingshott.

Earlier in the night he took a second and a win in the heats and despite the good results still had to dig deep for the final.

It was a tough night for Queenslander Troy Ware and American Darren Hagen who both started on the front row but did not progress from there.

Ware was slow to get away on the first attempt, lost a lot of valuable ground and then spun out while Hagan headed infield after only just making it out on the track after the team was forced to change the car’s ‘rear-end’.

Redmond was the early leader from Tyler Thomas, Lance (who had already made up some serious ground) and four-time Magic Man winner Davey Ray.

Thomas hit the lead after a handful of laps and opened up a gap until disaster struck on lap 10, cutting his right rear tyre and hitting the fence in turn one.

Lance continued his charge and got under Redmond on lap 11, running the lower line to perfection and getting an advantage.

Ray was in fourth but the car was struggling and after losing ground he eventually pulled infield on lap 15.

Brown took second spot on lap 16 after getting a move done on Redmond, pushed hard in the latter stages, only being 0.195 of a second behind Lance at the end of the race.

Nathan Smee started from P7 and finished fourth while Todd Waddell started P21 and finishied sixth in a strong drive.

Last year’s winner Kaiden Manders, who looked very strong in the heat races, started 17th and powered his way forward for seventh, while Ben Hall, Glen Mears and Scott Glazebrook rounded out the top 10.

Glazebrook was one of the drivers who did it the hard way, finishing fourth in the B Main and being one of six drivers transferred from that final into the back of the A Main field.

SPEEDCAR RESULTS

Qualifying: Lee Redmond 16.321, Troy Ware 16.382, Nathan Smee 16.538, Grant Draney 16.720, Davey Ray 16.802, Austin Brown 16.835, Darren Hagen 16.843, Tyler Thomas 16.874, Graham Knuckey 16.903, Travis White 16.925, Chris Griffiths 16.938, Brad Warwick 16.991, Glen Mears 17.055, David Perry 17.056, Scott Glazebrook 17.058, Alex Bright 17.082, Ryan Condren 17.083, Dayne Kingshott 17.121, Domain Ramsay 17.153, Ben Hall 17.171, Jason Bell 17.211, Phil Tremeer 17.357, Neville lance 17.363, Todd Bennett 17.416, Kaiden Manders 17.419, Paul Farrell 17.472, Matt Greenwood 17.531, Steven Henderson 17.612, Paul Robinson 17.620, Jason Tremeer 17.746, Nick Rowe 17.804, Jack Alfirevich 17.809, Todd Waddell 17.956. DNS: Joe Lostich, Ross Heywood and Chris Telenta.

Heat 1: 1st Kaiden Manders, 2nd Darren Hagan, 3rd Phil Tremeer, 4th Glen Mears, 5th Domain Ramsay, 6th Alex Bight, 7th Lee Redmond, 8th Chris Telenta, 9th Steven Henderson, 10th Grant Draney, 11th Nick Rowe, 12th Travis White.

Heat 2: 1st Ben Hall, 2nds Neville Lance 3rd Tyler Thomas, 4th Davey Ray, 5th Troy Ware, 6th Chris Griffiths, 7th Ryan Condren, 8th Paul Robinson, 9th Paul Farrell, 10th Jack Alfirevich. DNF: Ross Heywood and David Perry.

Heat 3: 1st Dayne Kingshott, 2nd Nathan Smee, 3rd Austin Brown, 4th Matt Greenwood, 5th Jason Bell, 6th Graham Knuckey, 7th Todd Waddell, 8th Todd Bennett, 9th Joe Lostitch, 10th Brad Warwick. DNF: Jason Tremewer, DNS Scott Glazebrook.

Heat 4: 1st Phil Tremeer, 2nd Ben Hall, 3rd Alex Bright, 4th Troy Ware, 5th David Perry, 6th Tyler Thomas, 7th Nick Rowe, 8th Grant Draney, 9th Paul Farrell. DNF: Travis White. DNS: Ross Heywood, Steven Henderson.

Heat 5: 1st Dayne Kingshott, 2nd Kaiden Manders, 3rd Darren Hagen, 4th Lee Redmond, 5th Austin Brown, 6th Glen Mears, 7th Todd Waddell, 8th Brad Warwick, 9th Todd Bennett, 10th Domain Ramsay DNF: Jason Tremeer and Chris Telenta.

Heat 6: 1st Neville Lance, 2nd Ryan Condren, 3rd Scott Glazebrook, 4th Jason bell, 5th Davey Ray, 6th Graham Knuckey, 7th Paul Robinson, 8th Jack Alfirevich, 9th Joe Lostitch, 10th Chris Griffiths. DNF: Nathan Smee and Matt Greenwood.

B Main: 1st Todd Bennett, 2nd Jason Bell, 3rd Todd Waddell, 4th Scott Glazebrook, 5th Domain Ramsay, 6th Paul Farrell, 7th Jason Tremeer, 8th Nick Rowe, 9th Matt Greenwood, 10th Paul Robinson, 11th Jack Alfirevich, 12th Joe Lostitch, 13th Steven Henderson, 14th David Perry. DNF: Ross Heywood. DNS: Brad Warwick, Chris Telenta and Travis White.

A Main: 1st Neville Lance, 2nd Austin Brown, 3rd Lee Redmond, 4th Dayne Kingshott, 5th Nathan Smee, 6th Todd Waddell, 7th Kaiden Manders, 8th Ben Hall, 9th Glen Mears, 10th Scott Glazebrook, 11th Alex Bright, 12th Phil Tremeer, 13th Domain Ramsay, 14th Jason Bell, 15th Graham Knuckey.

DNF: Davey Ray, Tyler Thomas, Troy Ware, Paul Farrell, Darren Hagen, Ryan Condren, Todd Bennett. DNS: Grant Draney and Chris Griffiths. WORMALL CIVIL SPRINTCARS

SHAUN Bradford has claimed back-to-back victories in the Magic Man sprintcar race, winning the 2015 instalment at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night from Bradley Maiolo and Ben Ellement.

Bradford started from P3 for the tribute race to the late Michael Figliomeni and alongside another former winner of the event in David Priolo.

Brothers Jamie and Brad Maiolo started from the front row in the event that was round two of the Wormall Civil Sprintcar track championship.

Unfortunately for Jamie he dropped back a couple of spots early on and ultimately was a DNF after crashing out on lap nine.

The first major incident occurred when Luke Dillon, in his first drive for his former Diamond Bay Motorsport W26, spun in pits bend, forcing Carl Dowling, Kye Scroop and Jason Kendrick to be involved, with Kendrick then also being tagged by Jason Pryde.

Jake Beard-Miller, who started from P5 and was looking strong on the back of his podium finish in the first round of the AHG Sprintcar Series at the same venue three weeks earlier, was out after spinning on lap five after the car was damaged following contact with another only moments earlier.

He was hit by Callum Williamson and Taylor Milling with the latter tipping over.

It is understood Beard-Miller has suffered a couple of broken ribs from the incident.

The bad start to the series continued for Ryan Farrell who claimed another DNF after the W90 pulled up in pits bend and was then collected by Jamie Maiolo and David Priolo, putting all three out of the contest.

The win continued the strong run to the season for Bradford who was sixth in the season opener and then only last week won the Bonza Bradford Memorial in Pithara, a tribute race for his late father Ian who passed away 23 years ago on Saturday.

Brad Maiolo was only 2.216 seconds off the pace and this is on the back of his seventh in the first race of the season.

It was Ben Ellement’s second third placing in as many weeks and he continues to impress in his return to the sport after a two-year break.

Ken Sartori started from P9 and charged forward for fourth while team mates Daryl Clayden (from P6) and Lee Nash (from P16) were next over the line.

Ryan Lancaster started 15th and finished seventh and one of the interesting results on the night was the eighth placing to rookie James Inglis who started from P20 in his first race in the AHG Sprintcar Series.

Robert Watson junior and Jason Pryde rounded out the top 10.

The first of the four qualifying groups at the start of the night proved to be the one to be in with Priolo topping the charts with a 14.024-second lap, ahead of Dillon’s 14.103 and Lancaster’s 14.200.

Brad Maiolo won the first heat of the night (from brother Jamie), with David Priolo, Kye Scroop and Beard-Miller were the other heat winners.

WORMALL CIVIL SPRINTCARS

RESULTS: QUALIFYING: Group 1: David Priolo 14.024, Luke Dillon 14.103, Ryan Lancaster 14.200, Ken Sartori 14.623, Taylor Milling 14.742 Aldo De Paoli 15.094. Group 2: Bradley Maiolo 14.218, Ben Ellement 14.257, Jason Kendrick 14.271, Jason Pryde 14.773, Andrew Priolo 14.865, Scott Reilly 14.987, Scott Chatwin 15.245. Group 3: Jamie Maiolo 14.339, Daryl Clayden 14.452, Robert Watson junior 14.469, Callum Williamson 14.471, Kye Scroop 14.448, Troy Lawson 14.584. Group 4: Ryan Farrell 14.306, Shaun Bradford 14.307, Jake Beard-Miller 14.319, Carl Dowling 14.446, Lee Nash 14.646, Mitchell Wormall 15.334.

Heat 1: 1st Bradley Maiolo, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Luke Dillon, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th Carl Dowling, 7th Ken Sartori, 8th Kye Scroop, 9th Andrew Priolo, 10th Robert Watson junior, 11th Aldo De Paoli, 12th Scott Chatwin, 13th Mitchell Wormall.

Heat 2: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Daryl Clayden, 3rd Ryan Farrell, 4th Ryan Lancaster, 5th Jake Beard-Miller, 6th Ben Ellement, 7th Callum Williamson, 8th Lee Nash, 9th James Inglis, 10th Taylor Milling, 11th Troy Lawson, 12th Jason Pryde, 13th Scott Reilly.

Heat 3: 1st Kye Scroop, 2nd Shaun Bradford, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Carl Dowling, 5th Ben Ellement, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th David Priolo, 8th Robert Watson junior, 9th Ryan Lancaster, 10th James Inglis, 11th Mitchell Wormall, 12th Jason Pryde, 13th Scott Reilly.

Heat 4: 1st Jake Beard-Miller, 2nd Ken Sartori, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Lee Nash, 5th Bradley Maiolo, 6th Daryl Clayden, 7th Jason Kendrick, 8th Luke Dillon, 9th Ryan Farrell, 10th Andrew Priolo, 11th Aldo De Paoli, 12th Troy Lawson. DNF: Scott Chatwin.

Feature: 1st Shaun Bradford, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th Ken Sartori, 5th Daryl Clayden, 6th Lee Nash, 7th Ryan Lancaster, 8th James Inglis, 9th Robert Watson, 10th Jason Pryde, 11th Andrew Priolo, 12th Troy Lawson, 13th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: Kye Scroop, Jamie Maiolo, David Priolo, Ryan Farrell, Aldo De Paoli, Taylor Milling, Callum Williamson, Jake Beard-Miller, Carl Dowling, Luke Dillon, Jason Kendrick. DNS: Scott Reilly, Scott Chatwin.

QUEST APARTMENTS ROCKINGHAM LATE MODELS

THE Oldfields are dominating the early part of the Quest Apartments Rockingham Late Model track championship with Warren Oldfield winning Saturday night’s Magic Man feature race from Jay Cardy and Jamie Oldfield.

This was on the back of the Grand Opening Showdown feature race that was won by Jamie with Warren in second place.

The brothers started on the front row, setting the scene for another epic showdown that is expected to last all-season long.

Cardy put in a strong drive to claim second after he started from P12.

In the final race the top 10 was rounded out by Marc Giancola (from P7), Kodee Brown (from P6), Lee Watt (from P8), Brent Vosbergen (from P11), Matt Goodlad (from P15), Paul Stubber (from P3) and Michael Holmes (from P9).

Brown was the winner of the first heat, with other wins going to Jamie Oldfield and Kye Blight.

Heat 1: 1st Kodee Brown, 2nd Marc Giancola, 3rd Brad Blake, 4th Ken Macpherson, 5th Paul Stubber, 6th Lee Watt, 7th Jamie Moon, 8th Morgan Melvin, 9th Dean King, 10th Brent Vosbergen, 11th Lionel Kirkby, 12th Ryan Ludlow, 13th Jayden Meckenstock.

Heat 2: 1st Jamie Oldfield, 2nd Warren Oldfield, 3rd Matt Goodlad, 4th Brent Vosbergen, 5th Michael Holmes, 6th Ken Macpherson, 7th Brad Blake, 8th Jay Cardy, 9th Marc Giancola, 10th Kodee Brown. DNF: Mark Webster, Lionel Kirkby, DNS Kye Blight.

Heat 3: 1st Kye Blight, 2nd Warren Oldfield, 3rd Paul Stubber, 4th Jamie Oldfield, 5th Lee Watt, 6th Jay Cardy, 7th Michael Holmes, 8th Dean King, 9th Jamie Moon, 10th Ryan Ludlow, 11th Jayden Meckenstock. DNS: Morgan Melvin.

Final: 1st Warren Oldfield, 2nd Jay Cardy, 3rd Jamie Oldfield, 4th Marc Giancola, 5th Kodee Brown, 6th Lee Watt, 7th Brent Vosbergen, 8th Matt Goodlad, 9th Paul Stubber, 10th Michael Holmes, 11th Kye Blight, 12th Brad Blake, 13th Jamie Moon, 14th Dean King, 15th Morgan Melvin, 16th Jayden Meckenstock, 17th Mark Webster, 18th Ryan Ludlow, 19th Ken Macpherson. DNS: Lionel Kirkby.

 

 

KT Triumphs in Friday Richard Griffin Classic Prelim

Lonnie Wheatley, LAS CRUCES, N.M. (November 6, 2015) – Kevin Thomas, Jr., broke a victory drought in impressive fashion by racing to victory lane in a wild 25-lapper that put the wraps on Friday night’s Inaugural Richard Griffin Classic preliminary action at Southern New Mexico Speedway.

“KT” took advantage of an Aaron Reutzel miscue on the second lap and led the rest of the way aboard the RW Motorsports No. 17rw to post the victory atop the 5/16-mile clay oval.

“It’s been a while, I don’t think we have won anything since July so it definitely feels good to get this one and get locked into the big money show tomorrow night,” Thomas, Jr., commented.

After Reutzel led the opening lap from the front row outside, fourth-starter Thomas, Jr., took advantage of a lap two restart when Reutzel slipped off the edge of turn two.

Once out front, Thomas, Jr., waded through a red flag after five laps for a wild Blake Hahn tumble off of turn two and then several more cautions along the way atop a slick surface that was conducive to mega-slidejobs.

“It was so slick, you had to really be careful and not blast the cushion,” Thomas, Jr., explained. “I felt like the cautions really fell about right for me, it kept me out of traffic and I could keep a rhythm out front.”

In his wake, Thursday night winner Ryan Bernal moved into second and stayed there throughout aboard the Phulps No. 56 to lock into Saturday’s $10,000-to-win finale as well.

While the lead duo were safely out front, the action behind them was wild throughout the pack in battles for position.

John Carney II ultimately rounded out the podium in third after charging from the 18th starting position.

Reutzel crossed the stripe fourth but was disqualified for not meeting minimum weight with Brady Bacon assuming the fourth position with C.J. Leary rounding out the top five after a mid-race scruffle with Reutzel.

Dave Darland, Mike Martin and Thomas, Jr., won Friday night’s heat races with R.J. Johnson, Tye Mihocko and Harli White winning the Qualifiers.

Along with Thomas, Jr., and Bernal, others locking into Saturday’s Richard Griffin Classic finale include R.J. Johnson, C.J. Leary, Shon Deskins and Brady Bacon.

Inaugural Richard Griffin Classic Friday Night Results

Southern New Mexico Speedway:

Heat Races:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 16d-Dave Darland, 2. 56-Ryan Bernal, 3. 52-Blake Hahn, 4. 22b-Chris Windom, 5. 32b-Brian Hosford, 6. 55-David Dykes, 7. 26-Randy Smith, 8. 21az-Stevie Sussex.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 16-Mike Martin, 2. 20-Shon Deskins, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 5-Tye Mihocko, 5. 38-Casey Shuman, 6. 17w-Harli White, 7. 7-Jesse Baker, 8. 74b-John Carney II.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 17rw-Kevin Thomas, Jr., 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 3. 73x-Brady Bacon, 4. 30-C.J. Leary, 5. 13-Dennis Gile, 6. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 7. 56w-Spencer Hill, 8. 9-Robert Herrera.

Qualifying Races – Combined Passing/Finishing Points Sets “A” Feature Lineup:

First Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 30-C.J. Leary, 3. 17rw-Kevin Thomas, Jr., 4. 16d-Dave Darland, 5. 16-Mike Martin, 6. 55-David Dykes, 7. 7-Jesse Baker, 8. 26-Randy Smith.

Second Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 5-Tye Mihocko, 2. 32b-Brian Hosford, 3. 73x-Brady Bacon, 4. 22b-Chris Windom, 5. 56-Ryan Bernal, 6. 20-Shon Deskins, 7. 56w-Spencer Hill. DNS: 21az-Stevie Sussex.

Third Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 17w-Harli White, 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 3. 38-Casey Shuman, 4. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 52-Blake Hahn, 6. 74b-John Carney II, 7. 9-Robert Herrera, 8. 13-Dennis Gile.

“A” Feature

A Feature (25 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 17rw-Kevin Thomas, Jr. (4), 2. 56 Ryan Bernal (6), 3. 74b-John Carney II (18), 4. 73x-Brady Bacon (11), 5. 30-C.J. Leary (5), 6. 22b-Chris Windom (9), 7. 77m-R.J. Johnson (12), 8. 17w-Harli White (15), 9. 38-Casey Shuman (14), 10. 5-Tye Mihocko (7), 11. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (3), 12. 20-Shon Deskins (13), 13. 16d-Dave Darland (1), 14. 32b-Brian Hosford (16), 15. 16-Mike Martin (8), 16. 56w-Spencer Hill (19), 17. 7-Jesse Baker (20), 18. 26-Randy Smith (21), 19. 55-David Dykes (17), 20. 9-Robert Herrera (22), 21. 52-Blake Hahn (10), 22. 87-Aaron Reutzel (2) – Disqualified for being under the minimum weight of 1,475. DNS: 13-Dennis Gile, 21az-Stevie Sussex.

Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel 1, Kevin Thomas, Jr. 2-25.

Total Points after Thursday & Friday preliminaries (Top Six in Thursday & Friday Preliminary Events lock into Saturday Feature, balance lined straight up according to points in Saturday night heat races):

1. 56-Ryan Bernal 236

2. 17rw-Kevin Thomas, Jr. 225

3. 77m-R.J. Johnson 209

4. 30-C.J. Leary 205

5. 20-Shon Deskins 204

6. 73x-Brady Bacon 198

7. 16-Mike Martin 195

8. 74b-John Carney II 192

9. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. 191

10. 16d-Dave Darland 182

11. 17w-Harli White 178

12. 38-Casey Shuman 176

13. 22b-Chris Windom 174

14. 5-Tye Mihocko 165

15. 32b-Brian Hosford 155

16. 7-Jesse Baker 148

17. 26-Randy Smith 147

18. 56w-Spencer Hill 146

19. 55-David Dykes 141

20. 52-Blake Hahn 137

21. 87-Aaron Reutzel 134

22. 13-Dennis Gile 119

23. 21az-Stevie Sussex 106

24. 9-Robert Herrera 62

25. 73-Nick Rael 57

 

 

Bernal Gets the “W” in Richard Griffin Classic Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, LAS CRUCES, N.M. (November 5, 2015) – Ryan Bernal pounced on a late-race opportunity to take the $1,500 winner’s share in Thursday night’s Richard Griffin Classic opener atop the 5/16-mile Southern New Mexico Speedway.

The Hollister, CA, racer took advantage of lapped traffic to race around race-long leader Shon Deskins on the high side with just a handful of laps remaining to put himself in the driver’s seat for Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win share.

“Traffic definitely came into play there, I don’t that I would have had the opportunity to get by him (Deskins) otherwise,” Bernal said after picking off his tenth overall Sprint Car win of the season in the Phulps-owned Tri-L Mandarin Ranch No. 56 machine.

While Bernal worked forward from the sixth position in short order, pole starter Deskins gunned into the early lead ahead of R.J. Johnson. Bernal was third by the third round but spent much of the race dicing with Mike Martin for the position before capturing it and moving into second by the 15th round.

With lapped traffic in play, the battle for the lead intensified among the frontrunners with Bernal ultimately finding a break in traffic as Deskins got boxed in.

Following a red flag with four laps to go for a wild Spencer Hill flyer off turn four, Bernal checked out in the closing laps to secure the win with Deskins in second. Martin rounded out the podium in third with Johnson and Charles Davis, Jr., rounding out the top five.

A pair of cautions slowed the proceedings in the opening ten rounds with Dennis Gile biking it off the top of turns three and four in big fashion with Brian Hosford and Blake Hahn getting together as that caution flew. With eight laps in the books, Dave Darland came to a stop at the top of turn two. Darland rallied back to finish eighth.

Martin, Hosford and Hahn topped heat race action with Chris Windom, C.J. Leary and Deskins victorious in the qualifying races. Nick Rael’s night ended after a heat race flip in turn one while Brady Bacon rebounded from a last-lap qualifying race flip in turn three to race from 19th to ninth in the feature.

Action at Southern New Mexico Speedway’s Inaugural Richard Griffin Classic resumes on Friday night with another full card of Heat Races, Qualifying Races and Features. The top six in combined points from the two nights are locked into Saturday’s $10,000-to-win finale with the balance lined up in heat races according to points. Friday’s racing action goes green at 7:45 p.m.

Inaugural Richard Griffin Classic Thursday Night Results

Southern New Mexico Speedway:

Heat Races:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 16-Mike Martin, 2. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 3. 38-Casey Shuman, 4. 74b-John Carney II, 5. 22-Chris Windom, 6. 5-Tye Mihocko, 7. 7-Jesse Baker. DNS: 13-Dennis Gile.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 32-Brian Hosford, 2. 20-Shon Deskins, 3. 56w-Spencer Hill, 4. 56-Ryan Bernal, 5. 26-Randy Smith, 6. 73-Nick Rael, 7. 17w-Harli White. DNS: 21az-Stevie Sussex.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, 2. 16d-Dave Darland, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 73x-Brady Bacon, 5. 17rw-Kevin Thomas, Jr., 6. 30-C.J. Leary, 7. 55-David Dykes, 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel.

Qualifying Races – Combined Passing/Finishing Points Sets “A” Feature Lineup:

First Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 22-Chris Windom, 2. 17rw-Kevin Thomas, Jr., 3. 16-Mike Martin, 4. 5-Tye Mihocko, 5. 16d-Dave Darland, 6. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 7. 7-Jesse Baker, 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel.

Second Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 30-C.J. Leary, 2. 38-Casey Shuman, 3. 32-Brian Hosford, 4. 52-Blake Hahn, 5. 74b-John Carney II, 6. 17w-Harli White, 7. 56w-Spencer Hill. DNS: 21az-Stevie Sussex.

Third Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 20-Shon Deskins, 2. 56-Ryan Bernal, 3. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 4. 13-Dennis Gile, 5. 26-Randy Smith, 6. 55-David Dykes, 7. 73x-Brady Bacon. DNS: 73-Nick Rael.

“A” Feature

A Feature (25 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 56-Ryan Bernal (6), 2. 20-Shon Deskins (1), 3. 16-Mike Martin (3), 4. 77m-R.J. Johnson (2), 5. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (10), 6. 17rw-Kevin Thomas, Jr. (7), 7. 30-C.J. Leary (11), 8. 16d-Dave Darland (12), 9. 73x-Brady Bacon (19), 10. 74b-John Carney II (14), 11. 17w-Harli White (18), 12. 7-Jesse Baker (21), 13. 26-Randy Smith (15), 14. 38-Casey Shuman (8), 15. 55-David Dykes (20), 16. 56w-Spencer Hill (13), 17. 5-Tye Mihocko (16), 18. 87-Aaron Reutzel (22), 19. 22-Chris Windom (9), 20. 32-Brian Hosford (4), 21. 52-Blake Hahn (5), 22. 13-Dennis Gile (17). DNS: 73-Nick Rael, Stevie Sussex.

Lap Leaders: Shon Deskins 1-19, Ryan Bernal 20-25.

Points Through Thursday Night (Top Six in Thursday & Friday Preliminary Events lock into Saturday Feature):

1. 56-Ryan Bernal 121

2. 20-Shon Deskins 119

3. 16-Mike Martin 114

4. 77m-R.J. Johnson 110

5. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. 103

6. 17rw-Kevin Thomas, Jr. 102

7. 30-C.J. Leary 99

8. 16d-Dave Darland 96

9. 73x-Brady Bacon 89

10. 74b-John Carney II 88

11. 38-Casey Shuman 84

12. 17w-Harli White 82

13. 26-Randy Smith 81

14. 7-Jesse Baker 79

15. 56w-Spencer Hill 75

16. 55-David Dykes 74

17. 32-Brian Hosford 73

18. 22-Chris Windom 73

19. 5-Tye Mihocko 73

20. 52-Blake Hahn 70

21. 87-Aaron Reutzel 65

22. 13-Dennis Gile 61

23. 73-Nick Rael 57

24. 21az-Stevie Sussex 53

 

 

BRAZIER BRAINS ‘EM AGAIN

Official release: Valvoline Raceway / Ultimate Sprintcar Championship

October 31, 2015

Garry Brazier won round four of the NSW Ultimate Sprintcar Championship on October 31, making this his second USC season win in as many weeks at Valvoline Raceway.

It was also his first back-to-back victory in Sydney since 1997.

The race was memorable for many reasons but one talking point in particular was the way that the two first cars ended up after the chequered flag fell.

The Saturday night Halloween spectacular saw 63 Ultimate Sprintcars team up with the Stadium Super Trucks in front of an enormous crowd despite the constant threat of thunderstorms and the occasional shower.

Once again Warrnambool’s Jamie Veal set Quick Time in Group One Qualifying and was the fastest man on track with 12.735-second lap whilst Newcastle’s Matt Smith was the fastest in Group Two with 13.007 seconds.

Unfortunately Veal hurt his motor in the process and with his spare engine in Melbourne the team was forced to load up early and head back to Victoria before their heat race began.

Jeff Lawler won the non-qualifier’s race with Brendan Scorgie coming in second.

Danny Reidy performed double duties on the night jumping from an Ultimate Sprintcar into a Stadium Super Truck. The Queensland based Territory born Reidy won heat the first Sprintcar heat of the night with Sam Walsh and Marty Perovich finishing second and third.

Livewire Tasmanian Shaun Dobson made his first appearance in the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship finishing fourth in heat one and finishing at the back of the A main in position

Max Johnston turned his luck around from the last meeting early in the night, winning heat two off the front row with Jimmy Matchett finishing second.

Matt Dumesny won heat three off the front row with Robbie Farr and Matt Smith closely behind.

Heat four saw teenage rookie Sean Richards crash in turn four when he ‘biked it up’ on the cushion and rolled the Omron #51 before Adrian Maher won the heat with Warren Ferguson finished second and Australian champion Dave Murcott in third.

Dave Murcott also made his debut in the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship setting time of 13.010 seconds in time trials, finishing third in heat four and finally second in the feature race after leading for the majority of the 30 lap affair.

18 year old Seb Johnston, younger brother of Max was another to make his first race in the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship making it into the C main and finishing in position thirteen with Mick Saller winning the race.

The top 8 pole shuffle determined Gary Brazier would start off the front row of the A main with James Thompson after the cagey veteran used some wily antics to ‘de-throne’ some of his rivals.

Johnston V. Adrian Maher - Maher wins by default because Max was deemed to have jumped the start

Maher V. Matt Dumesny - Maher wins

Maher V. Reidy - Maher wins

Maher V. Murcott - Murcott Wins

Murcott V. Brazier - Brazier wins by default because Murcott was deemed to have jumped the start

Brazier V. Smith - Brazier wins

Brazier V. Thompson - Brazier wins

Toby Bellbowen won the B main from Max Dumesny and Troy Little. Dumesny took the lead initially on the start but Bellbowen passed him with seven laps to go. A yellow light stoppage for Alex Orr (when Matt Craft rode Orr’s right rear wheel and cut down his tyre) allowed Toby to take the lead and finish on top.

Straight into the feature race went the top four transfer cars as they were given a short amount of time to change tyres and put more fuel in the car.

Brazier grabbed the lead into turn one of the 30 lap A-Main but a red light for Grant Anderson on lap one in turn two after contact with Toby Bellbowen allowed Murcott to take the lead on the restart, leading the next 23 laps through lap traffic until a yellow caution was unfortunately put out for Max Johnston when he slowed to a halt in turn three.

Single file restart was Murcott, Brazier, Maher, Reidy and Matt Dumesny.

With two laps to go Brazier took the lead with a big move on the inside in turn one where contact was made between the two Australian champions and they raced hard until the chequers.

After the chequered flag fell Murcott pulled up alongside Brazier to remonstrate and the two ended up locked together in a stationery position in turn three to the jeers and cheers of the crowd.

“I thought I’d give him a rub up to wind up the old bugger,” Murcott grinned after the pair settled down, “I didn’t mean for it to wind up that we both crashed.”

Brazier was quick to respond.

“He’s got my number,” Brazier grinned, “that’s the only reason I didn’t tolerate him running into me. It’s good to get the win but I enjoy watching my son race as much as I enjoy this whole driving thing really. It’s great to have my Dad back working on the racecars and I want to thank him, and Capalaba Wreckers and Castrol for their ongoing sponsorship of me.”

Adrian Maher was a sensational third place after a consistent drive all night.

“It’s hard work out there,” Maher conceded, “it’s good to get a third place result but I didn’t have anything left. I had the thing absolutely flat out the whole way around. Obviously those guys crashing each other out after the chequered flag don’t fix their own cars.”

Matt Dumesny recorded a career best USC result with a fine fourth place finish over the versatile Danny Reidy in fifth, James Thompson sixth, Maz Dumesny seventh, Jeremy Cross eighth, Matt Smith ninth and Robbie Farr rounding out the top ten.

Craig Brady finished eleventh, Troy Little twelfth, Sam Walsh thirteenth, Chad Ely fourteenth, Warren Ferguson fifteenth, Shane Dobson sixteenth, Lachlan Abbott seventeenth, Darryl Campbell eighteenth, Jimmy Matchett nineteenth and Jackson Delamont twentieth as the last registered finisher.

DNF’s were Max Johnston, Grant Anderson, Toby Bellbowen and Marty Perovich.

The Stadium Super Trucks were a huge hit with the massive crowd providing some spectacular wheels off the ground action and some real bump and run competition.

American teenager Sheldon Creed took the final race win despite a spirited battle with SST creator and motor racing legend Robby Gordon that enthralled the fans. The USA vs Australia competition was epic and certainly provided some wonderful theatre on the man-made hell track that was created over the last ten days.

Round five of the NSW Ultimate Sprintcar Championship will be in a fortnight on November 14 at Valvoline Raceway for the Sid Hopping Shootout featuring Ultimate Sprintcars, Lighting Sprints and Wingless Sprintcars.

The next event at Valvoline Raceway is this Saturday, November 7 featuring Late Model Sedans, Legend Cars, the NSW Street Stock Championship and Fender Benders.

 

 

Jeremy Kerzman Captures First Traditional Win at Topless Nationals Ogilvie, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (10-24-15)

About a month before the Topless Nationals at the Ogilvie Raceway was scheduled to run, Jeremy Kerzman called UMSS Media Director Greg Parent and asked if the Traditional sprints could be added to the program. It was only fitting that the driver from Grey Eagle, Minnesota picked up his first career Traditional Sprint Car Series victory at the Big O on Saturday night October 24 during the running of the 5th Annual Topless Nationals. Kerzman came from his fourth starting spot up to second three laps into the race, and then made the winning pass of race leader Mike Mueller coming off turn two down the back stretch on lap 11. Although Mueller stayed closed, Kerzman drove to the win and celebrated his first "topless" sprint car feature win in Rock Auto Victory Lane along with his crew chief Ronnie Wuiff.

The Traditional sprints certainly fit right into the theme of the Topless Nationals, as the event was a late addition to the 2015 schedule. With the points championship already determined back in September at the Richert Memorial, the Topless Nationals race would be a non-point show but a fully sanctioned UMSS event. The series returned to Ogilvie for the first time since its inaugural season in 2011 when they ran twice at the Big O.

Although the Traditional sprints were only scheduled for the final night at the Topless Nationals, rain nixed the scheduled Friday night portion of the event for the other seven divisions on the program. Reduced to a one-day show on Saturday, the sun shown during the afternoon with seasonal temperatures. A huge field of 191 cars descended upon the Big O, as the pit area overflowed into the parking lot with race haulers. It would make for a long afternoon and evening of racing action at the big 3/8ths mile dirt oval, but the large crowd on hand certainly saw plenty of variety amongst the eight classes in action with some good racing taking place.

The Traditional sprints ran their usual format with Kerzman and Mike Walters winning the heat races. The top four drivers in passing and finishing points redrew for the top four starting spots in the main event. Walters drew the pole with Mueller outside of him. Scott Brandt and Kerzman sat in row 2 for the 20 lap feature. At the drop of the green, Mueller, who was looking for his first win of the season, got the advantage over Walters for the lead. Kerzman moved up to second on lap 3 and began looking for a way around Mueller. Kerzman was running up top on the cushion in turns 1 & 2, but at the opposite end, the bottom line was the quicker way around in turns 3 & 4. Making the winning pass on lap 11 flying off the top side of turn two, Kerzman led the remaining 10 laps for the victory. Mueller stayed close during the last half of the race but was unable to mount a real serious bid to regain the top spot. Mike Walters finished third behind the lead duo with 2015 TSCS Champion Rob Caho, Jr. and Brian VanMeveren rounding out the top five. Brandt, rookie Ty Sampair, Jori Hughes, Doug Taubert and Sid Denzer completed the top ten. The Traditional sprints ran all 36 laps (heats and feature) during the night caution-free.

With the late addition of the Topless Nationals in the books, the 2015 racing season officially concluded for this popular non-winged sprint division. Kerzman, who had previous winged sprint car racing experience, jumped into a Traditional sprint part way through the season when he purchased the car from Jim Goerges. A smiling Kerzman stated after the race that he was going to purchase a new Ron Olson race motor for the 2016 season and looked forward to more trips to victory lane next season.

UMSS Traditional Sprint Race Results, Ogilvie Raceway, October 24, 2015 (Race #25): 5th Annual Topless Nationals

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[4]; 2. 87-Mike Mueller[2]; 3. 27-Mike Walters[1]; 4. 78-Rob Caho Jr[8]; 5. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[6]; 6. 7B-Scott Brandt[3]; 7. N1-Ty Sampair[7]; 8. 21J-Jori Hughes[5]; 9. 31-Doug Taubert[10]; 10. 73-Sid Denzer[11]; 11. (DNF) 69S-Jon Lewerer[9]. Lap Leaders: Mueller 1-10, Kerzman 11-20. No cautions.

Meeks Video Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[6]; 2. 87-Mike Mueller[1]; 3. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[2]; 4. 78-Rob Caho Jr[4]; 5. 69S-Jon Lewerer[5]; 6. 31-Doug Taubert[3]. Lap Leaders: Mueller 1-3, Kerzman 4-8. No cautions.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 27-Mike Walters[2]; 2. 7B-Scott Brandt[3]; 3. 21J-Jori Hughes[4]; 4. N1-Ty Sampair[5]; 5. 73-Sid Denzer[1]. Lap Leaders: Walters 1-8. No cautions.

 

 

Spencer Shines in Hall of Fame Classic Finale

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (October 24, 2015) – Mike Spencer rebounded from a wild ride one night earlier to finish off Canyon Speedway Park’s 15th Annual Sands Chevrolet Hall of Fame Classic with a drive to victory lane in Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC/CRA Sprint Car main event.

While Spencer reclaimed the USAC/CRA Sprint Car points lead with his second triumph of the season, Chris McCurdy, Jr., put a stop to the Matt Martinez run of domination in Pure Stock action with Dustin Cormany taking Micro Sprint honors.

Pelkey led the USAC/CRA Sprint Car feature in the early rounds before Friday night winner Damion Gardner took command on the eighth round as Spencer worked toward the front in the familiar Chaffin-owned No. 50 Sprint Car from the seventh starting position.

Spencer ultimately wrestled the lead away from USAC Southwest Sprint Car points leader R.J. Johnson in the final handful of laps to snare the victory. Johnson settled for runner-up honors with Brody Roa, Joshua Hodges and Mike Martin rounding out the top five.

In Arizona Differential Pure Stock action, Chris McCurdy, Jr., denied Matt Martinez a fourth consecutive victory by charging from 11th to capture his fifth win of the year. Martinez settled for second with David Jones, Steve Sussex and Jeff Carter in the top five.

Dustin Cormany took full advantage of the pole starting position by racing to his first Micro Sprint feature win of the year at CSP ahead of Friday night winner Kyle Huttenhow, Cody Batten, Ryan Hennessey and Kenny Hilton.

Action resumes at Canyon Speedway Park with the 27th Annual Desert Classic on November 6-7 featuring IMCA Modifieds along with IMCA Sport Modifieds, Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades and Mini Stocks.

Canyon Speedway Park

October 24, 2015 – 15th Annual Sands Chevrolet Hall of Fame Classic Results

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars:

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-13.614; 2. Brody Roa, 48, Leonard-13.863; 3. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-13.881; 4. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.894; 5. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-13.917; 6. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-13.953; 7. Josh Hodges, 74X, Hodges-13.978; 8. Michael Curtis, 45C, Turner/Wheeler-14.024; 9. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-14.065; 10. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-14.118; 11. Chris Bonneau, 78, Bonneau-14.135; 12. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-14.179; 13. Charles Davis Jr., 50AZ, Massey-14.302; 14. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.431; 15. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-14.487; 16. Matt Lundy, 1, Lundy-14.691; 17. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-14.912; 18. Jeremy Ellertson, 98, Ellertson-15.184; 19. Tye Mihocko, 5M, Mihocko-15.194; 20. Parker Colston, 64, Gore-15.204; 21. Chris Fiore, 69, Fiore-15.866.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Davis, 2. Hodges, 3. Swanson, 4. Johnson, 5. Lundy, 6. Spencer, 7. Mihocko. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Bonneau, 3. Roa, 4. Colston, 5. Curtis, 6. C.Williams, 7. L.Williams. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. A.Williams, 2. Vander Weerd, 3. Martin, 4. Pelkey, 5. Ellertson, 6. Rossi, 7. Fiore. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Mike Spencer, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Brody Roa, 4. Josh Hodges, 5. Mike Martin, 6. Jake Swanson, 7. Richard Vander Weerd, 8. Charles Davis Jr., 9. Logan Williams, 10. Michael Curtis, 11. Damion Gardner, 12. Cody Williams, 13. Jeremy Ellertson, 14. Chris Bonneau, 15. Josh Pelkey, 16. Austin Williams, 17. Chris Fiore, 18. Matt Rossi, 19. Tye Mihocko, 20. Matt Lundy, 21. Parker Colston. NT

Arizona Differential Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. 5z-Zack Madrid, 2. 15-Steve Sussex, 3. 33y-David Jones, 4. 21m-Matt Martinez, 5. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 7. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin.

Heat Two: 1. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 2. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 3. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 4. 51-Jeff Carter, 5. 27T-John Todd, 6. 04b-Justin Bishop.

“A” Feature: 1. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 2. 21m-Matt Martinez, 3. 33y-David Jones, 4. 15-Steve Sussex, 5. 51-Jeff Carter, 6. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 7. 5z-Zack Madrid, 8. 27T-John Todd, 9. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin, 10. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 11. 04b-Justin Bishop, 12. 68v-Joe Vlasity.

Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 71-Cody Batten, 2. 29-Paul Martin, 3. 37j-Dave Ferneau, 4. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 5. 41-Colton Hardy, 6. 99x-Jake Branum, 7. 11k-Tyler Congleton, 8. 16-Pat Wing, 9. 9-Marty Morin.

Heat Two: 1. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 2. 7m-Mason Keefer, 3. 20s-Dustin Cormany, 4. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 5. 77-Aaron Miller, 6. 42-Kenny Hilton, 7. 21-Jonathan Patrick, 8. 4-Ryan Walter, 9. 28-Mark Morin.

“A” Feature: 1. 20s-Dustin Cormany, 2. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 3. 71-Cody Batten, 4. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 5. 42-Kenny Hilton, 6. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 7. 7m-Mason Keefer, 8. 37j-Dave Ferneau, 9. 21-Jonathan Patrick, 10. 41-Colton Hardy, 11. 16-Pat Wing, 12. 99x-Jake Branum, 13. 29-Paul Martin, 14. 4-Ryan Walter, 15. 11k-Tyler Congleton, 16. 77-Aaron Miller, 17. 28-Mark Morin, 18. 9-Marty Morin.

 

 

Gardner Scores in Hall of Fame Opener

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (October 23, 2015) – Damion Gardner kicked off the 15th Annual Sands Chevrolet Hall of Fame Classic by racing to USAC/CRA Sprint Car victory lane in Friday night’s 30-lap feature atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

While Gardner topped the opening leg of the two night event in the Sprint Car ranks, Matt Martinez continued his winning ways in the Arizona Differential Pure Stocks while Kyle Huttenhow bested the Micro Sprints for the first time this season.

In the USAC/CRA Sprint Car ranks, Gardner wrestled the lead away from Brody Roa 20 rounds into the 30-lapper to secure his eighth win of the season in his bid for a fourth consecutive series championship.

Gardner raced to the stripe ahead of Roa with pole starter Jake Swanson, current USAC Southwest points leader R.J. Johnson and New Mexico shoe Joshua Hodges rounding out the top five.

With the triumph, Gardner moved past 17th-place finisher Mike Spencer for the series points lead with just a three-point advantage.

In Arizona Differential Pure Stock action, Matt Martinez rallied from the eighth starting position to capture his third consecutive win ahead of Marlowe Wrightsman, Chris McCurdy, Jr., Jeff Carter and Zack Madrid.

Kyle Huttenhow raced from the front row outside to add his name to the list of Micro Sprint winners at CSP in front of Colton Hardy, Jarrett Martin, Cody Batten and Mason Keefer.

The 15th Annual Sands Chevrolet Hall of Fame Classic wraps up with Saturday night action firing off at 7:00 p.m. with another full card of USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, Micro Sprints and Vintage Cars.

Canyon Speedway Park

October 23, 2015 – 15th Annual Sands Chevrolet Hall of Fame Classic Results

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars:

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-13.525; 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.708; 3. Josh Hodges, 74X, Hodges-13.722; 4. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-13.728; 5. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-13.903; 6. Brody Roa, 48, Leonard-14.022; 7. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-14.034; 8. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-14.105; 9. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-14.121; 10. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.204; 11. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-14.228; 12. Shon Deskins, 20, Deskins-14.277; 13. Charles Davis Jr., 50AZ, Massey-14.327; 14. Parker Colston, 64, Gore-14.439; 15. Dustin Cormany, 21AZ, Burkhart-14.503; 16. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-14.556; 17. Matt Lundy, 1, Lundy-14.590; 18. Tye Mihocko, 5M, Mihocko-14.666; 19. Jeremy Ellertson, 98, Ellertson-14.812; 20. Michael Curtis, 45C, Turner/Wheeler-14.863; 21. Austin Williams, 2. Jory-15.714; 22. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-16.322.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Davis, 2. Rossi, 3. Swanson, 4. Johnson, 5. Martin, 6. Bender, 7. Ellertson, 8. C.Williams. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Pelkey, 3. Vander Weerd, 4. Colston, 5. L.Williams, 6. Lundy, 7. Curtis. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Spencer, 2. Hodges, 3. Roa, 4. Mihocko, 5. Deskins, 6. Cormany, 7. A.Williams. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Brody Roa, 3. Jake Swanson, 4. R.J. Johnson, 5. Josh Hodges, 6. Mike Martin, 7. Josh Pelkey, 8. Shon Deskins, 9. Richard Vander Weerd, 10. Cody Williams, 11. Jeremy Ellertson, 12. Tye Mihocko, 13. A.J. Bender, 14. Michael Curtis, 15. Charles Davis Jr., 16. Matt Lundy, 17. Mike Spencer, 18. Matt Rossi, 19. Parker Colston, 20. Dustin Cormany, 21. Logan Williams, 22. Austin Williams. NT

Arizona Differential Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 3. 22a-Aaron Hernandez, 4. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 5. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 7. 27T-John Todd.

Heat Two: 1. 6i-Dale Irby, 2. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 3. 51-Jeff Carter, 4. 04b-Justin Bishop, 5. 15-Steve Sussex, 6. 5z-Zack Madrid.

“A” Feature: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 3. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 4. 51-Jeff Carter, 5. 5z-Zack Madrid, 6. 15-Steve Sussex, 7. 04b-Justin Bishop, 8. 22a-Aaron Hernandez, 9. 6i-Dale Irby, 10. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 11. 27T-John Todd, 12. 68v-Joe Vlasity.

Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 9-Marty Morin, 2. 41-Colton Hardy, 3. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 4. 42-Kenny Hilton, 5. 20s-Dustin Cormany, 6. 101-Jim Branum.

Heat Two: 1. 41h-Tyler Merrill, 2. 71-Cody Batten, 3. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 4. 99x-Jake Branum, 5. 28-Mark Morin, 6. 50-Roy Herrera.

Heat Three: 1. 7m-Mason Keefer, 2. 37j-Dave Ferneau, 3. 29-Paul Martin, 4. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 5. 77-Aaron Miller, 6. 11k-Tyler Congleton.

“A” Feature: 1. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 2. 41-Colton Hardy, 3. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 4. 71-Cody Batten, 5. 7m-Mason Keefer, 6. 37j-Dave Ferneau, 7. 42-Kenny Hilton, 8. 29-Paul Martin, 9. 41h-Tyler Merrill, 10. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 11. 77-Aaron Miller, 12. 11k-Tyler Congleton, 13. 99x-Jake Branum, 14. 9-Marty Morin, 15. 20s-Dustin Cormany, 16. 28-Mark Morin, 17. 101-Jim Branum.

 

 

Big Night for King of the Hill and heat racer winner Tyler Dietz Corey McPherson holds off Joey Zambotti to win Rush Pro Stock Pandemonium Williams, Sodeman, Spithaler, Norris, Swartzlander and Shingldecker among heat race winners

Sarver, PA (October 23, 2015) Night two of the Steel City Stampede presented by Peoples Natural was something of a coming out party for Tyler Dietz as he won his Pic-A-Part Sportsman heat race, then finished fourth in the Sweeney RUSH Pro Stock Pandemonium and capped off the night by claiming the King of the Hill with a final round win over Jason Fosnaught. Corey McPherson won the aforementioned Pro Stock Pandemonium race, as well as a Sweeney RUSH Late Model heat race win earlier in the night. Despite having 246 cars pitted inside and around Lernerville Speedway, a lot of the heat race winners are names that fans of Fab Four Racing Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas are very familiar with. Gale Ruth Jr. and Eric Williams won one of the the Peoples TWP Sprint heats, Michael Norris won a Precise Late Model heat race, Jeremiah Shingledecker and Brian Swartzlander won Diehl Mods heats, Jack Sodeman Jr. and Brandon Spithaler won BOSS Wingless Sprint heats and Brandon Wearing and Mike Miller joined Dietz in claiming Pic-A-Part Sportsman heat race wins. Colton Flinner and Jared Miley joined McPherson as Sweeney RUSH Late Model heat race winners, while Dave Hess Jr. won an UMP Modified heat. All divisions will run features tomorrow and a few classes will run B-Mains to set the final feature lineups when action resumes at 5:00PM. Tomorrow night’s program will also include a 100-lap Enduro and Demolition Derby.

10.23.15

RUSH Pro Stock Pandemonium Feature: 1. (C33) Corey McPherson 2. (948) Joey Zambotti 3. (27) Brandon Wearing 4. (35) Tyler Dietz 5. (84) Steve D’Apolito 6. (11) Aaron Easler 7. (54) Wayne Carbo 8. (28Y) Terry Young 9. (7E) Ben Easler 10. (380) Patrick Hanley 11. (10) Bobby Seigel 12. (10B) Jeff Broniszewski 13. (74F) Mike Franklin DNS (17R) Stan Riggle DNS (528) Dwight Boice DNS (7) Eric Piotrowski

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman King of the Hill: Winner: Tyler Dietz

RUSH Late Models Dash: 1. (20) Alan Knepper 2. (4) Jason Knowles 3. (111) Max Blair 4. (27C) Russ Kelesar 5. (RJ1) Jared Hawkins 6. (11W) Wendall Pinckney

RUSH Sportsman Modifieds Dash: 1. (14) Jerry Schaffer 2. (17) Les Myers 3. (3) Leonard Ripper 4. Larry Kugel

Peoples TWP DIRTcar 410 Sprint Heat 1: 1. (1R) Gale Ruth Jr. 2. (76) Davey Jones 3. (08) Dan Kuriger 4. (7K) Dan Shetler 5. (38) Dennis Wagner 6. (C1) Clay Riley 7. (25J) Jimmy Seger 8. (4K) William Kiley

Peoples TWP DIRTcar 410 Sprint Heat 2: 1. (7) Eric Williams 2. (10) Carl Bowser 3. (22) Brandon Spithaler 4. (25) Jack Sodeman Jr. 5. (40x) Cory Good 6. (G1) Mike Miller 7. (12J) Bill Jones Jr. 8. (4W) Eric L. Williams

Peoples TWP DIRTcar 410 Sprint Heat 3: 1. (8G) Brian Sebetto 2. (13) Brandon Matus 3. (33) Brent Matus 4. (2) AJ Flick 5. (23JR) Darin Gallagher 6. (55W) Michael Wagner II 7. (23P) Darren Pifer 8. (13X) John Garvin

 

 

Trophy Cup Saturday Results

by Ron Rodda

Corrections were necessary to the originally stated points finish to the Trophy Cup. The 24 A main cars on Saturday are the ones that receive point fund money, $88,500 this year with the champion guaranteed $20,000.

Previously released point standings were not correct.

The finish to the A main is as follows:

1 Terry McCarl 2 Sheldon Haudenschild 3 Dusty Zomer 4 Bud Kaeding 5 Willie Croft 6 Carson Macedo 7 Jack Haudenchild 8 Shane Golobic 9 Sean Becker 10 Jason Meyers 11 Jonathan Allard 12 Cory Eliason 13 Ryan Bernal 14 Tim Kaeding 15 Craig Stidham 16 Justyn Cox 17 Rico Abreu 18 Jason Statler 19 Tyler Walker 20 Kyle Hirst 21 Andy Forsberg 22 Mitchell Faccinto 23 Travis Rilat 24 D.J. Netto

The A main cars from Saturday have a point total from the better of the two preliminary nights, the heat race on Saturday, as well as the final night main event. The top 24 in points:

1. Bud Kaeding 443 2. Carson Macedo 438 3. Jason Meyers 428 4. Shane Golobic 423 5. Willie Croft 421 6. Sheldon Haudenschild 421 7. Terry McCarl 421 8. Tim Kaeding 420 9. Sean Becker 420 10. Jac Haudenschild 420 11. Dusty Zomer 413 12. Rico Abreu 412 13. Jonathan Allard 402 14. Ryan Bernal 398 15. Craig Stidham 392 16. Justyn Cox 390 17. Jason Statler 383 18. Mitchell Faccinto 374 19. Kyle Hirst 373 20. Tyler Walker 368 21. Andy Forsberg 359 22. Cory Eliason 358 23. Travis Rilat 344 24. D. J. Netto 310

 

 

GARRY GRABS USC ROUND THREE!

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

October 18, 2015

Garry Brazier has made it to the USC Chase winning round three of the NSW Ultimate Sprintcar Championship at Valvoline Raceway on October 17.

A 28 degree day in Sydney slowly turned into what everyone worried would be a cancelled race meeting with early rain making out for a slippery track between wheel packing and time trials, but fortunately the showers stopped soon after and the racing started.

For the second week in a row at Valvoline Raceway, Toby Bellbowen timed in first position in group one of the split group qualifying sessions with Matt Smith setting quick time of 12.807 seconds in group two.

Albion Park Rail’s Kyle Caunt was the first red light stoppage for the night in time trials with a slow roll over in turn two after setting 10th quick time, but the Caunt race team worked hard to get back out for their heat.

Kelly Linigen won the first heat of the night in her #25 MSCN Ultimate Sprintcar with Bellbowen coming home in second in the Hog’s Breath Café #7 Maxim.

The pit crews were under pressure shortly after when Robbie Farr crashed heavily on the start line of heat two with Garry Brazier and the East Coast Pipeline Racing team welded up a broken chassis and changed a rear end with the help of crews of Danny Reidy, Toby Bellbowen, Luke Oldfield and Max Johnston while Dave Sharman was given the all important job of welding the frame together.

Before the heats even started Max Johnston and Marty Perovich, tough contenders last week, both blew head gaskets and packed up for the night. Danny Reidy didn’t fare much better having changed engines before the heats as well.

Grants Tunks won heat three convincingly while Sean Dyson dominated won heat four from Matt Dumesny and Grand Anderson.

Jackson Delamont won the final heat taking him straight to the A main.

A short stint of rain and a mean looking weather radar before the heats forced officials to move the racing through quickly, cutting out the D-Main and the top eight Pole Shootout.

A decision was also made to start the cars that made the A-Main in their qualifying order for the 30 lap feature – a situation that would prove very fortunate for Newcastle’s Matt Smith who missed the initial transfer through his heat but managed to progress through the B-Main and wind up on the front row of the “A” with Toby Bellbowen.

Dubbo’s Jeremy Cross won the C main, elevating himself into the B main.

Four out of the Five Dumesny’s competed in the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship, with Michaela passing the pit reporting microphone to Matt Smith’s girlfriend Jess Cassidy and instead made her debut in an Ultimate Sprintcar coming fourth in the C main behind younger brother Marcus.

Garry Brazier and Matt Smith started the B main off the front row before a red light stoppage from Lachlan Abbott when flipped trying to avoid the spinning Craig Brady in turn one and two. Smith took the lead but had reached lapped traffic after four laps, allowing Brazier to catch back up and take the lead, winning the event in the #21 Castrol silver bullet.

After a huge effort getting Robbie Farr’s Ultimate NQ#7 back out for the B main, the fuel line came loose before the start and he disappointingly didn't make it out in time for the B.

The A-Main would turn out to be a larger version of the B-Main with a 30-lap battle between Brazier and Smith.

After a red light stoppage in turn one on the first lap when Matt Craft gently rolled the #86 Craft Differentials entry Brazier took the lead from Smith and Bellbowen when they made contact on the initial start but a yellow light stoppage for Matt Dumesny spinning out on lap two put the two front runners back to a double file restart forcing Brazier to try to grab the lead again.

Brazier reached lap traffic fast and got caught behind father and son team Steve and Kyle Caunt letting Smith pass him before the multiple Australian champion Brazier quickly re-passed for the lead with a nice move on the outside.

Smith would later admit, “I screwed up. I got too loose on the bottom and lost a ton of ground, which let Garry by. I’m lucky really that more cars didn’t get past.”

After a brilliant start to the night, Bellbowen went back to fourth with Garry Brazier, Sam Walsh and Matt Smith in the top three.

Luke Oldfield was the big mover coming from the back row of the grid to a top ten finish with a drive that must have pleased crew chief Bingo Jenkins after the long haul down from the Brisbane for their USC NSW debut.

Final placings and their start-finish results were:

Finish Start

1st Garry Brazier 3

2nd Sam Walsh 11

3rd Matt Smith 2

4th Toby Bellbowen 1

5th Max Dumesny 6

6th Grant Anderson 8

7th Danny Reidy 14

8th Warren Ferguson 5

9th Darryl Campbell 9

10th Luke Oldfield 24

11th James Thompson 4

12th Ben Atkinson 22

13th Jackson Delamont 10

14th Alex Orr 17

15th Kelly Linigen 15

16th Adrian Maher 12

17th Mick Saller 21

18th Matt Dumesny 20

19th Sean Dyson 16

20th Grant Tunks 19

21st Chad Ely 13

22nd Kyle Caunt 18

23rd Steve Caunt 23

DNF Matt Craft 7

South Aussie Chad Ely was unluckily placed in the incorrect heat and missed his race altogether (not his fault) so his eventual 13th in the A-Main was an excellent effort considering the problems they encountered earlier in the night.

With just under 60 Wingless Sprints on hand any feature win was going to a major milestone for even the most experienced pilot so imagine the effort required for Matt Ferguson to win the 20-lap affair with only two full meetings under his belt!

Ferguson steered a near perfect race to win from the far more experienced Jeff Thomas in second place and the luckiest man on the planet Scott Rowe for third after surviving what must be described as a ‘Houdini’ not to roll over in his earlier heat in the immaculate #3 Sansom Racing entry.

Following home the lead trio were Chris McInerney in fourth, Mark Blyton fifth, Brian Briton sixth, Michael Sammut seventh (heat winner) Mikaela Blyton eighth (heat winner), Lou Pacchiarotta ninth, Nick Tatnell tenth, Daniel Flood eleventh, Blake Darcy twelfth, John McCrae thirteenth, Ashleigh Jack fourteenth, Chris Priestly fifteenth, Geoff Piekar (heat winner) sixteenth and Leighton O’Brien placed as the last car running in seventeenth.

Seven “DNF” situations were registered between Simon Bestman, Sean Mayo, Jason Bates (heat winner), Clint McCorquodale, Courtney O’Hehir (heat winner) and Marshall Blyton but it was the latter who could lay claim to the biggest ‘unload’ on the night when he barrel rolled into turn one in the A-Main after his Dad Mark was possibly the initial catalyst for the crash back in turn four.

The AMCA Nationals was a win for the experienced guys with veteran Hunter Valley racer Darrell Kime driving to a faultless victory in the feature race over an epic duel between Central Coast racer Peter Markulin and Newcastle kitchen builder Joe “The Bachelor” Batch.

Markulin got the nod for second with Batch coming home in third ahead of James Deahm, Raymond Kime, Robert Chant, Mark Chiplin, Glen Kenny, Tania Craig, Billy MacPherson, John Markulin, Troy Kennedy and Wayne Simpson.

The next event at Valvoline Raceway will be on Saturday, OCTOBER 31 with a special ‘one night only appearance’ from the Stadium Super Trucks and the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW Round Four.

There is NO SPEEDWAY ON OCTOBER 24.

 

 

DUANE HOWARD WINS “MODS AT THE MADHOUSE” THRILLER, BRIGHTBILL & HAGGENBOTTOM SHARE THUNDER WINS AT GRANDVIEW

The fifteen year tradition of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party returned to the Grandview Speedway with the MODS at the MADHOUSE triple header on Saturday night. When the Halloween treats were finally collected, it was Oley, PA driver Duane Howard who won the 40 lap $5,000 to win Modified feature as Brad Brightbill won the sportsman feature with Mike Haggenbottom winning the TSRS Sprint car feature event. Ninety-two cars took part in the action as a strong crowd turned out on cold and windy night.

Modified heat race events were won by Billy Pauch Jr, Duane Howard and Doug Manmiller as Craig VonDohren won the consolation.

In the 40 lap MODS at the MADHOUSE feature event, Brett Kressley was the early race leader, taking the top spot from pole sitter Danny Creeden. Ryan Watt, Billy Pauch Jr and Kevin Hirthler followed to make-up the top five as the field crossed the line on lap five. On lap nine, the caution was displayed for Ray Swinehart. When green flag racing resumed, Ryan Watt powered into the lead followed by Kressley and Pauch. Watt remained the pace setter with Billy Pauch Jr. now in the chase and in a position to challenge for the lead.

Jeff Strunk was on the move, racing in third followed by Duane Howard and Kressley as the field passed for the halfway sign. Watt held off Pauch until lap twenty-three when Pauch made the move to take the lead. Following Pauch was Howard, Watt, Strunk and Kressley.

Howard began reeling in race leader Billy Pauch Jr. and on lap thirty, Howard was on the rear bumper of Pauch and challenging for the lead. Slower traffic was ahead of the race leaders and Pauch was lapped cars. The battle went on for the lead.

The turning point of the race took place on lap thirty-six, as Pauch and Howard were in a side-by-side run for the lead, Pauch slowed and it appeared that he broke, with his car nearly coming to a stop in turn two. The caution was displayed and shortly after, Pauch regained power. The yellow was displayed for Pauch so he was required to restart at the rear of the field.

This advanced Duane Howard to the lead followed by Ryan Watt, Jeff Strunk, Craig VonDohren (who started 19th) and Brett Kressley. At the drop of the green flag, Howard was on top with Watt trying to hunt down the leader as Jeff Strunk and Craig VonDohren were in the thick of the battle with just five laps remaining.

Howard maintained his lead to win the inaugural running the MODS at the MADHOUSE followed by Jeff Strunk, Ryan Watt, Craig VonDohren and Rick Laubach driving the Glenn Hyneman 126. Billy Pauch Jr who brought out the caution on lap thirty-six and restarted at the rear of the field, worked his way back to a solid tenth place finish. Doug Manmiller, winner of the third heat race did not start the feature due to a rule infraction with the motor. Craig VonDohren was forced to run the consolation after losing a wheel during the running of a heat trace.

A twenty-four car starting field answered the call for the twenty-five lap Sportsman feature. Joe Funk led the first lap with Brad Brightbill taking the lead on lap two. Brightbill was challenged numerous times by Jorden Henn and later Ryan Lilick was chasing the race leader. At the halfway point of the event, Brightbill remained the leader followed by Ryan Lilick, Henn, Craig Whitmoyer and Funk.

Brightbill easily handled the competition and with five laps to go, he maintained a comfortable lead. Brightbill took the win over Ryan Lilick, Craig Whitmoyer, Jorden Henn and Brett Kressley.

The TSRS sprint car feature was the final event of the evening and Tim Tanner was the leader at the drop of the green flag after two previous attempts to start the 25 lap feature. After the feature got started, the twenty-five lap main ran non-stop to the checker flag. Leavittown, PA driver Mike Haggenbottom caught Tanner on lap seven and one lap later, Haggenbottom was the new leader. Haggenbottom established a solid lead but deep in the pack Kevin Nagy, David Brown and Adam Carberry where heading to the front. Nagy and Brown advanced to third and fourth and began chasing down Tanner.

In the closing laps, slower cars were now playing a factor as Tanner inched closer to Haggenbottom with Nagy and Brown reeling in Tanner. Haggenbottom rallied home the winner. In victory lane, Hagenbottom was thrilled that after twenty-five years, he finally won a feature at Grandview Speedway, and he did it in convincing style. Tanner finished second followed by Kevin Nagy, Dave Brown and Adam Carberry.

MODS AT THE MADHOUSE FEATURE FINISH: Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk Ryan Watt, Craig VonDohren, Rick Laubach, Brett Kressley, Tommy Sheetz, Ryan Grim, Danny Creeden, Billy Pauch Jr., Kevin Hirthler, Chris Esposito, Mike Laise, John Willman, Kevin Beech, Brian Houseknecht, Jackie Brown Jr, Frank Cozze, Brian Hirthler, Colt Harris, Ray Swinehart, Mike Kellner, Kenny Gilmore, Ron Kline. DNQ: Tom Carberry Sr., Ron Steltman, Eric Engstrom, Jimmy Reppert, Ryan Godown, Doug Manmiller, Danny Erb, Mike Franz, Ron Haring, Jr., Mark Kratz. This event paid $5,000 to the winner, $1,000 for tenth and $500 to take the green flag.

SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH: Brad Brightbill, Ryan Lilick, Craig Whitmoyer, Jorden Henn, Brett Kressley, Joe Funk, Brian Hirthler, Mike Mamanna, Brett Arnold, Ryan Beltz, Jorden Cox, Dean Bachman, Brian Shupp, Brad Grim, Brett Gilmore, Pat Wall, Ken Eckert, Steve Young, Lex Shive, Tommy Tanner, Jim Houseworth, Paul Kline, John McGovern, Paul Housekencht. DNQ: Ryan Higgs, Kody Sites, Kyle Lilick, Frank Dorry Jr., Kevin Dale, Jesse Landis, Mike Koffel, Rob Reiegel, Steve Lozorak

TSRS SPRINT FEATURE FINISH: Mike Haggenbottom, Tim Tanner, Kevin Nagy, Dave Brown, Adam Carberry, Tommy Carberry, Stef Palmai, Karl Freyer, Scott Frack, Tony Smolenyak, Mike Kiser, Joe Kay, John Bennett, Samantha Leiberman, Jon Heagele, Mike Esposito, Zack Burd, David Bonner, Randy Sterling, Tim Smolenyak, Pat U’Selis, Keith Anderson, Rick Stief, Eddie Strada.

END

Special thanks to the race fans, competitors and members of the press for their support of the 2016 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series that year. We have already begun working on our 2016 schedule of events. Thanks again for all your support.

 

 

Bud Kaeding Cup Champion

by Ron Rodda

Tulare, CA…Drama usually plays a big part during the 50 lap finale during Trophy Cup action, and the 22nd version of the event had plenty of that ingredient. A strong drive from 20th starting to a 4th place main event finish was enough to propel Bud Kaeding to the championship at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway.

Kaeding survived attempts to take the title from him by Rico Abreu and Carson Macedo and delivered the 8th Cup title to the Kaeding racing family. His father, Brent, won 4 times and his brother, Tim, has 3 titles with Bud now claiming his first. His title pays a guaranteed $20,000 out of the $160,000 total purse.

The evening opened with 6 heat races for the top 48 in points, completely inverting the field by points. Heat points added to their best preliminary night total then moved the top 20 in points to the 50 lap finale. Four out of the B main were added with that quartet guaranteed of the first two rows in the fully inverted main by virtue of being the lowest point cars.

D. J. Netto, after recording a 19th to 2nd run in the B main, led 8 laps before a right rear failed, moving Travis Rilat to the lead. However, Rilat never officially led a lap after flipping in turn two on the restart, and now Cory Eliason had the lead. Again, Eliason never led a lap when his damaged wing came apart on the restart so three leaders were sidelined on the same lap.

Dusty Zomer became the beneficiary of the leader attrition and led before Sheldon Haudenschild and eventually Terry McCarl took turns at leading. After 50 laps it was McCarl winning the main with S. Haudenschild and Zomer filling the podium. McCarl’s win paid $3500 plus additional point fund money of $8000 for finishing 3rd in points.

While the race for the win is an important part of the 50 laps, the major focus is on the back of the pack starters who are racing for the most points and Cup title. Rico Abreu started 24th with 310 points while Tim Kaeding was 23rd starting with just one less point. Jason Meyers was 5 back of Abreu, Macedo was 7 behind, and B. Kaeding was 8 less than Abreu.

With 150 points to win and a 3 point drop per position, B. Kaeding needed to finish 3 places ahead of Abreu and T. Kaeding. By lap 10, B. Kaeding was in the point lead and a crooked nose wing on Abreu’s ride improved his chances of staying far enough ahead of the Thursday winner.

By lap 26 B. Kaeding was up to 4th, a place he would eventual claim after 50 laps, Abreu was still several spots behind him, and Carson Macedo, his other immediate challenger rode the backstretch wall and nearly took himself out of the mix. Macedo entered the main with just one more point than B. Kaeding so the driver that finished ahead of the other would win the title between those two.

With a dozen laps left, Abreu appeared to be mounting a charge to close the gap between himself and B. Kaeding, needing to pass a couple cars to take the point lead. However, contact coming out of turn 2 left Abreu’s ride with a smashed in tail tank and he became a DNF. That left the challenge to Macedo and he created a couple of the most thrilling laps of the event. A couple times Macedo nearly made the pass, once racing B. Kaeding out of turn 4 for a near dead heat at the line.

On lap 49, Macedo slid up the track a bit in turn 1 and the pressure was lessened on B. Kaeding, going on to a 4th place finish and Cup title. Macedo, McCarl, Sheldon Haudenschild, and Willie Croft filled the top five in points.

Further details on finishing points and positions will be forthcoming

 

 

Bud Kaeding Cup Winner

 by Ron Rodda

Tulare, CA… A marathon day at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway ended Saturday morning about 12:30 after two complete shows were run on Friday. Over 12 hours of action made up the Thursday night rainout along with the regular Friday show due to the first time ever the Trophy Cup experienced a delay.

Following a Rico Abreu afternoon win, the track was groomed for the night version, starting with group B qualifying, reversing the order within the group from earlier in the day. Carson Macedo was fastest in group B, a 13.676 lap, and Landon Hurst led group A with the fastest lap of the two shows, 13.589 for the former nonwing racer.

Just as in the first show of the day, five heats for each group moved the winner plus top point car to the A main. Once again, racing for the top point car finish was the focus of the 8 lap runs. The inside row 3 car of the invert 6 heats needed to finish two spots ahead of the outside row 3 starter to be top point car, while the outside row 2 car had a tougher task of being 4 places ahead of the fastest qualifier.

Macedo was high point car following a heat win adding to his fast time points for the maximum 186 points entering the main. Abreu was alongside Macedo in row 6 of the invert 12 by points main. Dusty Zomer had the pole again, twice in one day for the Brandon, SD long tow, and Sheldon Haudenschild was outside Zomer.

The 30 lap main quickly became one featuring attrition when an 8 car melee at the top of turn 4 led to six cars out after one lap. S. Haudenschild led over Zomer and Bud Kaeding when racing resumed and afternoon winner, Abreu exited with 6 laps complete.

B. Kaeding took 2nd from Zomer with a turn 2 slider on lap 8 before disaster stuck the leader. Leading during lap 11, S. Haudenschild was collected by a spun car and was done and B. Kaeding now led over Zomer and Tyler Walker.

After 12 laps, the field shrunk further when Zomer came across the track leaving turn 4 and pushed Walker hard into the wall, eliminating both and the 2nd and 3rd place cars. In two laps, 3 cars running 1st to 3rd at the time were out and B. Kaeding now led Jason Meyers and Shane Golobic.

Craig Stidham took 3rd on lap 14 out of turn 4 and with ten laps remaining, B. Kaeding had established a large lead. Golobic used the cushion at the top of turn 4 to speed past Stidham for 3rd on lap 22 to set the podium after the last 18 laps were nonstop.

B. Kaeding’s win paid $3000, Meyers collected $2000 for 2nd, and Golobic was a $1000 third. Saturday night’s finale will start with heat races for the top 48 in points, then a series of main events will lead to the 50 lap championship race with all 24 starters completely inverted by points.

With two preliminary shows complete, each driver will carry their better of the two nights point results on to Saturday big finale. Heats on Saturday will invert 8 by points, earning the winner 36 with a 3 point drop per position. The top 20 in points after the heats will go directly to the A main.

Whichever of the back of the pack starters passes the most cars will become the 2015 Trophy Cup champion and win $20,000 for the event. The total purse paid will be $160,000 with approximately $90,000 being paid to the 24 drivers that run the Saturday A main and therefore become part of the point payout. To start the main event on Saturday guarantees $2050.

A main---Bud Kaeding, Jason Meyers, Shane Golobic, Mitchell Faccinto, Kyle Hirst, Carson Macedo, Justyn Cox, Terry McCarl, Brock Lemley, Craig Stidham, Jake Morgan, Ryan Bernal, Reece Goetz, Dusty Zomer, Tyler Walker, Sheldon Haudenschild, Jonathan Allard, Rico Aberu, Roger Crockett, Sean Becker, Tim Kaeding, Andy Forsberg, Colby Copeland, Ryan Robinson

 

 

Maiolo the master in Grand Opening Showdown

JAMIE Maiolo has fired the first shot in the 2015-16 AHG Sprintcar Series championship, winning the first feature race of the season at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

He won the 25-lap Grand Opening Showdown from Jake Beard-Miller and Ben Ellement with the winning margin being 1.839 seconds.

It was a great result for Maiolo who thought he won the opening feature race last season, only to see officials re-run the last two laps after a crash between two of the front runners.

At the start of the show Maiolo was second quickest in qualifying thanks to a 14.142-second lap, only bettered by Beard-Miller’s 14.112.

He took a first and a fifth in the earlier heat races.

Maiolo started on the outside of polesitter Beard-Miller and was quite content to stay behind the early pacesitter in the early part of the journey.

The first casualties of the race were Lee Nash and Ryan Farrell who were involved in an incident in pits bend just two laps in.

Farrell suffered significant front-end damage in the #90 machine with Nash getting a restart at the rear in the #46.

Beard-Miller was working his way through heavy traffic eight laps in and was under attack from Maiolo and Daryl Clayden when Troy Lawson spun the #83 around in turn two.

On a restart a few laps later Clayden headed infield when sitting in third.

By lap 13 Maiolo showed his intentions to Beard-Miller and he made the telling move on the next circulation, setting up a strong win.

Jason Kendrick, who started mid pack, was looking strong in the last five laps and passed a few cars in succession, only to spin and then end his campaign on the infield after losing a front tyre.

Shaun Bradford looked solid in the #57 after starting 12th and finishing sixth as was Brad Maiolo in the #77 who converted a P13 start into a seventh.

Ken Sartori rebounded strongly in the #50 after the team was forced to change an engine and he started from P17 and clawed his way to eighth.

Qualifying: Jake Beard Miller 14.112, Jamie Maioilo 14.142, Brad Maiolo 14.233, David Priolo 14.237, Kye Scroop 14.258, Ryan Lancaster 14.274, Daryl Clayden 14.283, Ben Ellement 14.311, Carl Dowling 14.363, Jason Kendrick 14.365, Shaun Bradford 14.445, Callum Williamson 14.563, Ken Sartori 14.569, Ryan Farrell 14.692, Lee Nash 14.695, Brodie Minchin 14.749, Jason Pryde 14.753, Andrew Priolo 14.800, Troy Lawson 14.826, Robert Watson 14.838, Jacob Lucas 14.844, Taylor Milling 14.874, Jamie Buszan 14.997, Scott Chatwin 15.064, Aldo DePaoli 15.284 and Mitchell Wormall 15.474.

Heat 1: 1st Jake Beard-Miller, 2nd Bradley Maiolo, 3rd Daryl Clayden, 4th Kye Scroop, 5th Lee Nash, 6th Shaun Bradford, 7th Ken Sartori, 8th Jason Pryde, 9th Aldo De Paoli, 10th Jacob Lucas, 11th Troy Lawson. DNF: Carl Dowling. DNS: Jamie Buszan.

Heat 2: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th Ryan Lancaster, 5th Ryan Farrell, 6th Jason Kendrick, 7th Callum Williamson, 8th Andrew Priolo, 9th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: Scott Chatwin, Taylor Milling and Robert Watson.

Heat 3: 1st Robert Watson, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th David Priolo, 5th Jake Beard-Miller, 6th Kye Scroop, 7th Carl Dowling, 8th Jason Pryde, 9th Aldo De Paoli, 10th Brodie Minchin. DNF: Ken Sartori. DNS: Jacob Lucas and Scott Chatwin.

Heat 4: 1st Lee Nash, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Jamie Maiolo, 6th Daryl Clayden, 7th Ryan Lancaster, 8th Taylor Milling, 9th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: Troy Lawson, Andrew Priolo and Brad Maiolo.

Feature: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Jake Beard-Miller, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th David Priolo, 5th Kye Scroop, 6th Shaun Bradord, 7th Bradley Maiolo, 8th Ken Sartori, 9th Callum Williamson, 10th Carl Dowling, 11th Andrew Priolo, 12th Taylor Milling, 13th Robert Watson, 14th Lee Nash, 15th Jason Pryde, 16th Jacob Lucas, 17th Brodie Minchin, 18th Aldo De Paoli, 19th Troy Lawson, 20th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: Jason Kendrick, Ryan Lancaster, Daryl Clayden and Ryan Farrell. DNS: Scott Chatwin and Jamie Buszan. Round 2 of the AHG Sprintcar Series will be held at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, November 7.

 

 

Abreu Takes Cup Opener

by Ron Rodda

Tulare, CA…Rain Thursday evening delayed the 22nd Annual Trophy Cup opening night, but once the first night’s main event took the green, nothing delayed Rico Abreu as he stormed to the win. Starting 6th, Abreu took the lead on lap 9 and dominated the final 22 laps for the $2500 win. A 67-car field meant over 20 teams did not show, but every top level team entered was in the Tulare Thunderbowl pit area.

On Thursday group A finished their qualifying with Abreu fast time at 14.052 while group B had 13 cars left to time in when rain ended the evening. All night track prep allowed a double show to run on Friday, starting with group B qualifying. The afternoon track was very racy, faster than Thursday night initially, and Shane Golobic used fast time and heat points to be tied with Tim Kaeding at 180 points. Golobic’s 13.729 was quickest after three drivers had to qualify at the end, taking one lap, due to having the wrong muffler installed.

Holding up better than expected, the Friday afternoon heats were dramatic with intense duels for the top point car heat finish and main event transfer spot for most of the ten heats. Each group had 5 heats, inverting six, and taking the heat winner plus the top point car to the A main.

The 24 car A main inverted 12 by points, putting Golobic outside row 6 next to T. Kaeding while Dusty Zomer and Jason Statler shared the front row. Zomer led from the green and sixth starting Rico Abreu wasted no time moving forward, taking 2nd on lap 2 with a low turn 1 effort followed by a slider in turn 4.

A lap later Bud Kaeding moved to 3rd while Abreu closed on Zomer. On lap 9, Abreu threw a huge turn 4 slider on Zomer and took the lead. Four laps later, Zomer became a DNF with an ignition issue, allowing B. Kaeding to move to 2nd with Statler 3rd.

T. Kaeding moved to 3rd on lap 16, a low groove turn 4 move, and the final 14 laps were scored with the podium cars unchanged. Following the Abreu and two Kaedings across the line were Sean Becker and Statler. The stands were cleared, track prep took over the oval, and the second show of the day started about an hour later.

A main---Rico Abreu, Bud Kaeding, Tim Kaeding, Sean Becker, Jason Statler, Shane Golobic, Jonathan Allard, Jac Haudenschild, Mitchell Faccinto, Andy Forsberg, Heath Duinkerken, Jason Meyers, Tyler Walker, Willie Croft, Travis Rilat, Tyler Seavey, Andy Gregg, Terry McCarl, Steven Tiner, Goetz, Ryan Robinson, Dusty Zomer, Craig Stidham, Ryan Bernal

 

 

 

Mark Smith Closes out DIRT Week with 360 Shootout win at Rolling Wheels

By Dean Reynolds

ELBRIDGE, NY – Sunbury, Pa’s Mark Smith was hired by Quebec’s Patrick Vigneault to run some events with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) in 2015. On Sunday night, he took the lead from Mike Stelter and went on to win the 360 Shootout at the Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. It was Smith’s second win with Vigneault and worth a cool $3,000.

The event run with the 358 modifieds was originally slated for Friday night, but persistent drizzle forced the program to be run on Sunday closing down Super DIRT Week activities. The field which pitted the stars from the Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) as well was 31 cars strong.

By virtue of the draw, ESS veteran Mike Stelter would start the 25 lap A-Main from the pole. When starter Scott Hixson dropped the green, yellow lights came back on quickly has Dave Axton lost power. On the second try for the start, it was Stelter taking control.

Stelter remained in the lead but as he approached lapped traffic, a three-some was closing in. The group was made up of Smith, Chuck Hebing and Mike Mahaney. The three drivers swapped spots with each other until a lap eight caution.

On the restart, Smith was able to take over control of the top spot in a the next few laps, Hebing and Mahaney would also get by Stelter’s #36.

A few more cautions would slow the pace but on each restart it was Smith over Hebing and it would stay that way right the checkered flag.

“The track was a lot different than last night (World of Outlaws), so we had to change the car around to find a good set up.” Said the driver of the Mach-1 #55, “I moved the wing back a bit, changed some lanes and we seem to run pretty good.”

Smith went on “I knew I had my hands full with Chuck (Hebing) starting alongside of me on those double file restarts. I just made sure I got a good start and hope to be ahead of him going into turn one, each time it worked.”

For Smith, the $3,000 payday was a nice reward. “You just have to thank the track for not throwing in the towel and having us come back. That means a lot to us and gave us another good race to run.”

For Hebing, second to Smith was a solid effort but it was a “what could have been.”. The former ESS and PST champion explained, “About lap four I dropped a cylinder, I’m not sure why. When I was up to speed it was ok, but I just couldn’t get going on those restarts. I actually probably started a little early but I knew Mark would get back by me. It was those do what you had to do.”

“I would have liked to have the motor running right, Mark is tough so you need your equipment to be strong too.” Said the Ontario, NY driver. “Glad the year is over, we hurt two engines in the last two races so time to get ready for 2016.”

A few moments earlier, Mahaney collected $4,000 for winning the small block modified 35 lap feature, at times it was looking like he was going to make it a double.

“We gave it a shot, the track changed some and I changed my lines looking for the right place to go. I think I just missed it just a bit.” The driver of the Doug Emery #33 went on. “It was fun, I just have to thank Doug so much. Running this sprint is a lot of fun and we were close to getting a win with ESS this year.”

Former PST American champion Scott Kreutter brought home the Hoddick family owned #49 in fourth with a late charging Robbie Stillwaggon taking fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Stelter, Bryan Howland, Alain Bergeron, Tommy Wickham and Dylan Swiernik.

360 Shootout – Mark Smith ($3,000), Chuck Hebing ($1,800), Mike Mahaney ($1,000), Scott Kreutter ($750), Robbie Stillwaggon ($600), Mike Stelter ($550), Bryan Howland ($500), Alain Bergeron ($475), Tommy Wickham ($450), Dylan Swiernik ($425), Larry Kelleher ($400), Joe Trenca ($375), Sammy Reakes IV ($350), Darryl Ruggles ($325), Rob Dietrick ($300), George Suprick ($290), Paulie Colagiovanni ($285), Jordan Thomas ($280), Ryan Susice ($275), Dane Lorenc ($270), Steve Hutchinson ($265), Jason Barney ($260), Davie Franek ($255), Dave Axton ($250)

Did Not Qualify – Dave Wickham, David Just, Alysha Ruggles, Justin Barger, Steve Glover, Jonathan Preston, Derrick Juliano.

Lap Leaders – Stelter 1-8, Smith 9-25

Heat Winners – Barney, Mahaney, Stelter

B-Main - Suprick

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STOCKON WINS MSCS SEASON FINALE AT TRI-STATE BRADY SHORT IS CROWNED AS THE 2015 CHAMPION

Haubstadt, IN - October 10, 2015 - Chase Stockon captured the Harvest Cup at the Tri-State Speedway Saturday night. The Elizabethtown, IN, driver started on the pole and no-one could catch him. It took nine laps of racing behind him for a challenger to emerge with the speed to catch him. That was Kyle Cummins who had started seventh. Cummins would strive to close in on the leader only to have Stockon dive into a pack of cars. Stockon was uncanny in dealing with lapped traffic and would somehow emerge with an opportunity to widen his lead again. A restart with only one lap to go in the 30 lap feature presented one final chance for Cummins to challenge for the lead. One lap wasn’t enough time. Chase Stockon capitalized on a great restart and rocketed to his third MSCS win of the season.

In victory lane Stockon was very candid. “There was a lot of pressure behind me. I knew that one slip up could cost me. I needed to run smart. The race got a little tricky but we got the job done. I have struggled a little here this year. Tonight D.J. (Ott) got the car working great!” Stockon was in the familiar 32/TBI Racing sprint sponsored by Crescent Electric, Angle Buildings, FK Shocks, and Ted Brown’s Quality Paint.

Kyle Cummins finished second and Kevin Thomas Jr. was third in the feature. Both were hoping to do better and that racer determination was voiced by them following the event. Cummins and the Rock Steady Racing Team and Kevin Thomas Jr. and the Michael Dutcher Motorsports team attained another podium finish each. 2015 MSCS Champion Brady Short finished fourth. He received the championship trophy along with car owner Cam Pottorff in a pre-race ceremony. 2015 Points runner-up Carson Short was next to complete a very strong top five in the running order.

Critter Malone was on the move after needing to restart at the back of the pack. He was involved in an incident that brought out the first yellow flag for the feature and sent the damaged car of Donny Brackett to the pits. Malone finished the race with a last lap move that placed him sixth. Jeff Bland Jr. was seventh. The remainder of the top ten included Kent Schmidt, Chet Williams, and James Lyerla.

Dakota Jackson received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award with an eleventh place finish. 2015 Rookie of the Year Brandon Morin was twelfth. He was also honored at the pre-race awards ceremony. His battle with Kendall Ruble in the B Main for that last transfer spot went lap after lap. Chet Williams won the B Main. Williams and Morin both gained 8 spots in the feature to lead all contenders for the Hardcharger designation. Chet Williams had the higher finish so he was the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race.

Heat races for the 25 car MSCS field were won by Kevin Thomas Jr., Chase Stockon, and Jeff Bland Jr. Jeff Bland Jr. earned the most passing points in moving up six spots in heat three. This event concluded the season for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series.

The evening was a fitting season finale for Tri-State Speedway. Competitors and fans can now look forward to racing next spring when the 2016 season begins.

SUMMARY The “Harvest Cup” at Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN October 10, 2015

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (25 Entries)

First Heat - 17rw Kevin Thomas Jr., 4B Donny Brackett, 28 Brandon Mattox, 21 Carson Short, 11 James Lyerla, 38 Chet Williams, 98 Brandon Morin, 15J Nick Johnson

Second Heat - 32 Chase Stockon, 11P Brady Short, 7m Chris Malone, 3R Kyle Cummins, 5K Kent Schmidt, 4P Brian Karraker, 17 Kendall Ruble, 31 Dylan Shaw, 7 Eddie Lake

Third Heat - 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 10 Aric Gentry, 26 Pat Giddens, 66 Jadon Rogers, 41 Jim Shelton, 90 Patrick Budde, 87 Dave Gross, 3 Dakota Jackson

B Main - 38 Chet Williams, 3 Dakota Jackson, 90 Patrick Budde, 98 Brandon Morin, 17 Kendall Ruble, 31 Dylan Shaw, 87 Dave Gross, 7 Eddie Lake, 15J Nick Johnson (DNS)

Feature (30 Laps) - 32 Chase Stockon, 3R Kyle Cummins, 17rw Kevin Thomas Jr., 11P Brady Short, 21 Carson Short, 7M Chris Malone, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 5K Kent Schmidt, 38 Chet Williams, 11 James Lyerla, 3 Dakota Jackson, 98 Brandon Morin, 66 Jadon Rogers, 90 Patrick Budde, 26 Pat Giddens, 41 Jim Shelton, 10 Aric Gentry, 4P Brian Karraker, 28 Brandon Mattox, 4B Donny Brackett

 

Justin Sanders locks up first Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo title by winning his 20th overall race of the season on Friday

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – October 11, 2015…The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo season has been dominated by Watsonville’s Justin Sanders and on Friday night he capped the 2015 campaign the only way it should have been finished off, in victory lane.

Sander’s raced to his ninth Ocean Sprints victory of the year and his 20th overall in what has been a career year for the 23-year-old. It was certainly a year to remember for the North County Plastering/ Fire Protection Management No. 17 team. Sanders won the title by a large 122-point margin over Stockton’s Brad Furr.

“This is pretty awesome to come out here and win our 20th race of the season and wrap up the championship on the same night,” said a very happy Sanders. “It’s been a phenomenal year for us and I can’t thank everyone enough that helps out on this team. We had another great car tonight. To finally win the title at my home track is a pretty special feeling. We’ve got two championships now and hopefully we can go get that Civil War title on November 7 in Stockton.”

Sanders lined up on the pole of the feature and was never seriously challenged during the 30-lapper. Brad Furr ran second from the get go, but was challenged for much of the race by Auburn’s Andy Forsberg. Furr was able to win out in that battle and brought home a runner up finish at the checkered.

“We’re happy to end the season on a good note tonight,” said Furr. “Justin Sanders has had a great season so to finish second to him is nothing to hang our heads at. I want to thank my whole team for their support this season. This is a great place to run at and we enjoy it a lot.” Johnny Key Classic winner Forsberg came home third to continue his solid season at the Ocean Speedway. “We always love coming down here to Ocean and have to congratulate Justin Sanders on a strong year. He’s been the man here this year. I tried hard to get Brad there, but he was good tonight.”

Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson scored fourth at the finish to lock up third in the Ocean Sprints standings, with Fresno’s Koen Shaw earning the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award finishing fifth. The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Corralitos’ Evan Bonnema and Morgan Hill’s Nick Ringo Jr.

Stay glued to www.racepmg.com for updates in the off season for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo

 

 

Wood Dominate in NCRA Sprint Finale; Johnson Claims Sixth Title!

Park City, Kansas – October 10, 2015 - Veteran Danny Wood claimed his second straight victory while C.J. Johnson claimed yet another National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car championship as the tour closed out their 2015 race season Saturday night at 81 Speedway in Park City.

J.D. Johnson and Chris Morgan started on the front row for the 25 lap feature and it was Johnson taking the lead as the green flag fell. The start quickly went caution when fourth starting Jack Dover, driving the Gary Swenson #24b, spun off the top of turns three and four.

On the complete restart, Johnson again jumped out front while Tony Bruce, Jr., driving the Danny King owned #e85 sprinter, quickly moved into the runner up position from his third starting position with Jeff Stasa third as one lap was complete. Johnson would quickly open a six car length over Bruce and opened that advantage to a half stretch by lap six.

Johnson reached slower cars on lap eight and behind him, sixth starting Wood had caught and passed Bruce for the runner up position. Wood, utilizing the bottom of the three-eighths mile oval, began to reel in the top running Johnson and was only four lengths behind the leader on lap ten.

That’s when the first caution of the feature would fall when Jon Freeman spun to a stop in turns three and four. This would be detrimental to Freeman as he and Stasa were in a battle for the third position in the final point standings. Freeman would finish in thirteenth in the final run down.

The attempted restart quickly went caution for Rick Wright, Jr.’s spin in turn two

On the restart, Wood was on the leader’s rear bumper and entering turns three and four, drove underneath Johnson and took the lead coming down the front stretch to lead lap eleven.

The final caution waved on lap twelve and when race action finally resumed, so did Woods torrid pace out front as he quickly built a half stretch lead with ten laps to go. The only thing that could have made it possible for Johnson to catch up to the leader was lapped traffic with four remaining, but Wood would worked around the slower cars with ease and go on to claim his second straight series victory in a row and second of the season. J.D. Johnson would settle for second while Bruce came home third. Eighth starting Stu Snyder came home a strong fourth while C.J. Johnson would round out the top five. His fifth place finish, coupled with Jeremy Campbell’s ninth place finish was enough for C.J. to claim his sixth series championship, this coming by 65 points over Campbell. Stasa would finish sixth to solidify third place in the final point standings.

C.J. Johnson and the rest of the top ten touring regulars, who completed in 75% of the series events in 2015, will be officially recognized at the season ending banquet on Saturday night, January 30, 2016, in Wichita, Kansas.

NCRA Sprint Cars

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

October 10, 2015

21 Cars

1st Heat: 1) J.D. Johnson, 2) Jack Dover, 3) Stu Snyder, 4) Jay Russell, 5) Josh Fairbank, 6) Raymond Seeman, 7) Keith Meyer

2nd Heat: 1) Tony Bruce, Jr., 2) Danny Wood, 3) C.J. Johnson, 4) Jeremy Campbell, 5) Don Droud, Jr., 6) Forrest Southerland, 7) Jake Greider

3rd Heat: 1) Chris Morgan, 2) Jon Freeman, 3) Jeff Stasa, 4) Rick Wright, Jr., 5) Taylor Velasquez, 6) Casey Wills, 7) Kaden Taylor

A Feature: 1) Danny Wood, 2) J.D. Johnson, 3) Tony Bruce, Jr., 4) Stu Snyder, 5) C.J. Johnson, 6) Jeff Stasa, 7) Don Droud, Jr., 8) Forrest Southerland, 9) Jeremy Campbell, 10) Chris Morgan, 11) Jack Dover, 12) Raymond Seeman, 13) Jon Freeman, 14) Casey Wills, 15) Rick Wright, Jr., 16) Taylor Velasquez, 17) Jake Greider, 18) Paden Phillips, 19) Josh Fairbank, 20) Keith Meyer, 21) Jay Russell

 

 

Tyler Walker goes back-to-back in King of the West Series competition with victory at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway’s KRC Safety Fall Shootout on Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – October 10, 2015…Since returning to the seat of a Sprint Car in June with the King of the West Sprint Car Series Los Angeles, CA’s Tyler Walker has continued to get stronger & stronger. The 2009 series titlist & crew chief Lee Lindgren have certainly found their championship form from that season, with Walker racing to his second straight and third overall KWS win of the year on Saturday at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway.

It was the 16th victory of Walker’s King of the West career, giving him sole possession of fifth on the all-time series win list. The only drivers ahead of him are Brent & Tim Kaeding, Jonathan Allard and Steve Kent. So far this year in 12 series starts Walker has driven the Richie Rich Motorsports/ Walker Performance Filtration No. 88 to seven podium finishes, including his three wins that have come in Stockton, Ventura and now Tulare. The triumph paid T-Dub $4,000 courtesy extra money from Gary Castro & KRC Safety.

“It feels great to be back in victory lane here at the Thunderbowl and I can’t thank my guys enough for giving me such a great car,” Walker commented. “We turned the fastest lap of the race on the final lap and that is really a testament to my crew chief Lee Lindgren and everyone that works on this 88 car. I was a little worried early because I thought I showed Bud Kaeding the line, but luckily I was able to get by him again and then just hit my marks. We haven’t done much 360 racing this year, but are really looking forward to the Trophy Cup next week.”

The feature came to the line with dash winner & KWS point leader Bud Kaeding on the pole and Walker to his outside. The opening lap saw the duo dice it up for the lead, but it was all for naught as the yellow waved for a slowing DJ Netto. On the ensuing restart Kaeding got the jump on the field and led the opening laps until Walker got a great run off the second corner to battle his way by for the top spot. The track surface was extremely fast all night long, but did widen out for the A-main. The red flag waved on lap-four as Tim Kaeding got upside down. TK was luckily okay, but done for the night.

Different tussles had developed throughout the field, with point leaders Bud Kaeding & Carson Macedo being one of them. The two drivers raced closely together for a number of laps, until Macedo took advantage of a restart to slice his way past for the second spot. Wooster, Ohio’s Jac Haudenschild was fun to watch as always, riding the high-scary side of the Thunderbowl. He along with Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi and others fought it out during the 30-lapper.

The biggest drama of the race occurred with just three-laps to go when Bud Kaeding and a lapped car came together in turns one & two. Kaeding was able to restart, but lost lots of track position to his championship rival Macedo, who sat in the second spot.

On the restart Haudenschild tried to fight his way past Macedo, as the youngster tried to keep pace with Walker, who had run the bottom side to perfection over the last half of the race. When the Ed Entz checkered flag waved it was T-Dub crossing under it by 1.002 seconds over Macedo. Haudenschild came home third in his season debut driving for Roth Motorsports. The veteran looks to be one of the favorites as always at next week’s Trophy Cup.

Golobic had an outstanding run in the main event to charge from 13th to fourth, with Scelzi rounding out the top-five. Chico’s Jonathan Allard came home sixth. Fresno’s Cory Eliason was seventh, with Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan in eighth, Campbell’s Brent Kaeding ninth and Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto in 10th. Bud Kaeding finished the race in 13th and coupled with Macedo’s runner up effort gives us a new point leader for the sixth time in the last seven weekend’s of racing.

As noted Bud Kaeding won the dash, while the B-main went to Jonathan Allard. The four 10-lap heat races were picked off by Mitchell Faccinto, Dominic Scelzi, Placerville’s Andy Gregg and Paradise driver Kyle Hirst. Each heat winner will be awarded $500 courtesy of KRC Safety Company. Bud Kaeding set fast time to begin the night by clocking a 13.383 around the one-third mile clay oval.

The $500 longest tow award courtesy of KRC Safety goes to Crawfordsville, Indiana wheel-man Jacob Wilson. It was nice to have the two-time Little 500 winner on hand during the night. Scott Parker earned the KRC Hard Luck Award after a hot lap flip cut his night short.

A-main finish: 1. 88 Tyler Walker, 2. 21x Carson Macedo, 3. 83 Jac Haudenschild, 4. 22 Shane Golobic, 5. 41 Dominic Scelzi, 6. 3c Jonathan Allard, 7. 00jr Cory Eliason, 8. 25 Bobby McMahan, 9. 69 Brent Kaeding, 10. 37 Mitchell Faccinto, 11. 3 Craig Stidham, 12. 07 Jacob Wilson, 13. 0 Bud Kaeding, 14. 98 Sean Watts, 15. 56 Ryan Bernal, 16. 12 Jarrett Soares, 17. 83jr Kyle Hirst, 18. 16x Andy Gregg, 19. 9s Landon Hurst, 20. 88k Koen Shaw, 21. 35m Tim Kaeding, 22. 88n DJ Netto

The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will return to action on Saturday October 24 at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford for the 30th Cotton Classic. Carson Macedo will bring the point lead into the night; in what will be the next to last event of the season for KWS. The season-finale takes place on November 7 at the Stockton Dirt Track.

The Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway returns with the 22nd annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup next week. Tickets continue to be on sale, with all seating in the house reserved. Grandstand tickets cost $40 on Thursday & Friday and $45 on Saturday. Bleacher tickets are $35 on Thursday & Friday and $40 on Saturday. Kids 6-12 are half price and 5 & under are free.

A seating chart is available at www.thunderbowlraceway.com and tickets can be acquired by calling 559-688-0909. The pit gate will be open for teams at 10am on Thursday October 15, with the drivers meeting at 3:30pm sharp. Cars will be on the track a little after 4pm. The ticket booth will open at noon on Thursday & Friday, while Saturday it opens at 10am.

 

 

AHG Sprintcar Series     SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2015

A VERY competitive field will contest the Grand Opening of the 2015-16 AHG Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex this Saturday night.

Originally the field was set for 24 cars but the extra nominations of Ben Ellement and Ken Sartori, along with the expected nomination of Aldo DePaoli, the expected field will be 27 cars.

Hot lapping for the first event is expected to start around 4.50pm with qualifying (two cars at a time) around 5.15pm.

The main show will get underway at 6pm and along with Sprintcars, will feature Late Models, Speedcars, Formula 500s and Wingless Sprints.

After the 25-lap feature race at the end of the night the start of the 16th Motorplex season will be celebrated with a fireworks show.

AHG Sprintcar Series, Rd1 nominations – Perth Motorplex, October 17: 8 David Priolo, 10 Andrew Priolo, 11 Jason Kendrick, 14 Jason Pryde, 20 Ryan Lancaster, 22 Brodie Minchin, 25 Taylor Milling, 32 Jake Beard-Miller, 37 Jacob Lucas, 42 Ben Butcher, 44 Ben Ellement, 45 Daryl Clayden, 46 Lee Nash, 50 Ken Sartori, 57 Shaun Bradford, 66 Robert Watson, 73 Callum Williamson, 77 Brad Maiolo, 79 Scott Chatwin, 83 Troy Lawson, 87 Carl Dowling, 89 Kye Scroop, 90 Ryan Farrell, 96 Aldo DePaoli, 97 Mitchell Wormall, 98 Jamie Buszan, 99 Jamie Maiolo.

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VEAL IS DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR USC RIVALS

 Official press release: Valvoline Raceway / USC

 October 11, 2015
 It was another fantastic night for Victorian Jamie Veal in round two of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW at Valvoline Raceway last night as he stormed to victory in his second consecutive USC round of the season.
 In taking the win Veal becomes the second only driver in VR/PCR history to win the first two main events consecutively in back to back seasons – the other being Garry Rush over thirty years ago.
 The night started off rapidly with Veal taking out the fastest qualifying time in group one for the split qualifying with a 12.456s lap and Toby Bellbowen setting the quickest time in group two with 12.478 seconds.
 16 year old Marcus Dumesny won his first ever Ultimate Sprintcar career heat race in heat one of the non-qualifiers starting from the front row in his Valvoline / Veritas Property Group Maxim.
 The quietly spoken rookie was clearly chuffed with the victory in what many believe will be the first of many over the next few seasons as he smoothly steered the little 372ci power-plant a convincing win.
 Glen Sutherland won heat two of the non-qualifiers in his striking new livery on the GEM #20.
 After setting quick time Veal started in position six in heat one and made his way to the front rapidly by securing a heat race win and a spot in the top eight pole shootout.
 Sydneysider Ian Loudoun started of the front row of heat two in his Essendon Ford J&J and came home with the win also transferring to the top eight pole shootout.
 Parramatta Posse member Max Johnston started on pole for heat three and won with James McFadden in second and Toby Bellbowen closely behind in third.
 Darryl Campbell won heat four from Jordyn Brazier and Robbie Farr, whilst Matt Dumesny had engine troubles while leading and had to change the Maxwill engine in his #57 Valvoline Maxim to get out on the track for the B main.
 The D-Main was won by the improved Shane Sheedy over 17 year old Lachlan Abbott in second as the pair advanced to the back of the very competitive C-Main.
 Four cars transferred from the C-Main to the back of the B-Main by being the first four cars across the line including winner Blake Skipper over Gary Rooke, Mick Saller and Michael Jordan.
 The B-Main was an A-Main anywhere else in the country.
 Without getting through one lap of the B main. Jimmy Matchett and Steve Caunt both had separate spins that fortunately for Matt Dumesny allowed the 21-year-old a little more time to only just make the start of the B main after changing engines.
 16 year old rookie Jordyn Charge came together with the spinning Damien Hart and flipped over in turn four - a small fire erupted but the plucky teenager emerged unhurt with the respect from the crowd on how he’d handled his first night of competition that far.
 The win went to Jackson Delamont over Alex Orr, Craig Brady and Grant Anderson who all made it through the transfer situation to the 30 lap A-Main.
 The Top eight shootout determined who would start from pole position in the A-Main and saw the following battles and results:
 Loudoun V. Johnston - Loudoun wins

 Campbell V. Loudoun – Campbell wins

 Ferguson V. Campbell - Campbell wins

 Farr V. Campbell - Farr wins

 Farr V. Smith - Farr wins

 Farr V. Bellbowen – Farr wins

 Veal V. Farr - Veal starts on pole for the A main with Farr off the front row in second
 Veal grabbed the lead on the start over Farr but Bellbowen rolls over on his side coming on to the main straight in an incident that also takes out Matt Smith and Warren Ferguson – all three had been lively throughout the heats and Pole Shootout.
 Veal would rarely be challenged throughout the race but the battles that went on behind him were epic.
 Robbie Farr avenged the disappointment of his previous week’s crash with a powerful runner up finish with the surprise packet of the event clearly being Darryl Campbell in the stunning Rent Fleet #28 who finished third after an arm-wrestle with former track champion Ian Loudoun that lasted several laps.
 “He did a good job,” conceded Robbie Farr referring to Campbell, “any time the bottom of the track is racy here Darryl is fast like that. He’s a specialist on that part of the track. For me, I’m just glad to get some Chase points and a good result for the boys after last weekend.”
 Loudoun was indeed a racy prospect for fourth in the Dave Challons owned J&J whilst Max Dumesny had a cracker main event running top five in the Valvoline Maxim over the yet again rapid Marty Perovich running sixth.
 Steven Lines was a far more racy prospect this week after a disappointing first round of USC NSW but the hard charging South Aussie managed seventh place ahead of Sam Walsh who again had to pass a stack of cars to work his way into contention.
 Razorback NSW gasser Max Johnston was impressive and ran just outside the top three for many laps before eventually coming home in ninth in what was his raciest performance in some time.
 Central Coast rising star Alex Orr was also a handy proposition in the Meander Village #43 J&J as he continues to grow his footprint in the USC world with his second consecutive A-Main appearance.
 “Fifteenth last week, tenth tonight, that means I should be fifth next week right?” he grinned post race.
 Garry Brazier is showing some real ticker in the first two weeks with an eleventh place showing in the Castrol #21 ahead of Grant Anderson who grabbed the last qualifying spot in the B-Main to place 12th over Jackson Delamont in 13th, Ben Atkinson 14th, Jordyn Brazier 15th, Danny Reidy 16th, Craig Brady 17th and Adrian Maher 18th and classified as the last finisher.

 DNF’s were Jeremy Cross, James Thompson, James McFadden, Toby Bellbowen, Matt Smith and Warren Ferguson.
 Camden’s Ben Nicastri may have had a disappointing start to the night in his heats but he really got his act together in the main event to score a convincing victory in the immaculate #99 AMC Parts despite the best efforts of Central Coast gasser Ryan Fenech in second place and the always lively Clayton Pyne.
 Darren Kane was a surprise omission from the podium but finished in fourth place ahead of impressive 21 year old Jessica Cassidy in fifth, Late Model mover and shaker Bruce McKenzie in sixth, Tim Bink in seventh, Michael Hickey eighth and Robert Carrig ninth.
 Dominant Newcastle Street Stock champion John Lodge Jr continued his reign of terror over his rivals with an all the way win in the Bryan Foyle Stampede with Aaron Barnes finishing right on his bumper and himself just narrowly ahead Andrew Espener.
 The next event at Valvoline Raceway is this Saturday night, October 17 for Round Three of the USC NSW.

 

 

Kemenah Slips Past Blaney To Score All Star Circuit of Champions Win at Eldora

Ruhl Wins NRA Sprint Invaders while Ballou Scores Victory in BOSS Sprint Cars in Eldora Season Finale

ROSSBURG, Ohio (October 10, 2015) – Chad Kemenah moved back past Dale Blaney on lap 21 to score a big victory in the All Star Circuit of Champions season finale at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Kemenah started on the pole and held the lead for the first 14 laps before Blaney, who started third, went low in turn three and moved past Kemenah to take the point.

Kemenah, from Alveda, Ohio, came back on lap 21 though, and took his car high to repass Blaney and take the victory.

“I needed to get back on the fence and get after it,” Kemenah said. “Either win it or wear it. It’s nice to win here and hopefully go win some more as we have more racing we are going to do.”

Blaney, the All Star 2015 champion finished in the runner up spot, while Steve Kinser was third. Tim Shaffer and Rico Abreu rounded out the top five. Abreu worked his way up from 22nd.

There was one big accident on lap 18 when Sheldon Haudenschild caught the outside wall and flipped in Turn 4. He was not injured.

In the winged NRA (National Racing Alliance) Sprint Invaders A-Feature, Kyle Sauder took the lead on lap two and had a big lead, before he attempted to pass a lapped car on the outside in turn one. His car made hard contact with the wall and violently flipped before coming to rest in between turns one and two. He was not injured.

That put Ryan Ruhl, from Coldwater, Michigan, in front and he led the rest of the way winning by 1.5 seconds over Jared Hortsman. Devon Dobie was third, while Randy Hannagan and Tanner Thorson rounded out the top-five.

“I can’t believe it,” Ruhl said. “This is incredible. I can’t explain it. I was impressed just to race here, let alone win a race here. This is awesome.”

In the non-winged BOSS (Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series) Robert Ballou from Rocklin, California mastered Eldora’s cushion. He built a 7.1 second lead when a caution came out due to debris.

When the race restarted, Bryan Clauson moved from third to second, but couldn’t track down Ballou who won by 1.1 seconds.

“We came here a couple of weeks ago for the Four Crown with a new race car and it wasn’t what it supposed to be,” Ballou said. “This thing is about 10 years old and I’ve haven’t run it since 2011. We took all the parts off the other car and this is one hell of a Maxim chassis. We busted our butts to get this thing finished. We got done about 2 pm today.”

Chad Boespflug, Hunter Schuerenberg and Scotty Weir finished third, fourth and fifth.

This was the final race at Eldora in 2015 with the next event being the Championship Awards Banquet in January 2016.

UNOH Sprintacular October 10, 2015

All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars -

Qualifying 1.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.841; 2.1B-Dale Blaney, 13.032; 3.1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.056; 4.49-Tanner Thorson, 13.060; 5.19M-Brent Marks, 13.087; 6.11-Steve Kinser, 13.099; 7.21-Cap Henry, 13.117; 8.18-Ian Madsen, 13.156; 9.20W-Greg Wilson, 13.191; 10.2L-Logan Forler, 13.198; 11.89-Cody Darrah, 13.223; 12.59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.226; 13.11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.270; 14.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.271; 15.94-Ryan Smith, 13.279; 16.8-Bryan Sebetto, 13.279; 17.45-Tim Shaffer, 13.282; 18.25-Jack Sodeman, 13.287; 19.25J-Jimmy Seger, 13.353; 20.7W-Logan Wagner, 13.377; 21.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.397; 22.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.417; 23.24-Rico Abreu, 13.422; 24.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.428; 25.13M-Brandon Matus, 13.431; 26.19-Chris Andrews, 13.438; 27.4H-Tracy Hines, 13.460; 28.9X-Cole Duncan, 13.468; 29.57X-Andrew Palker, 13.479; 30.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.495; 31.4-Danny Smith, 13.495; 32.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 13.496; 33.49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.561; 34.71M-Paul May, 13.575; 35.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.589; 36.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.630; 37.6-Bill Rose, 13.643; 38.38-Jared Horstman, 13.732; 39.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 13.806; 40.11R-Chase Ridenour, 13.970; 41.53W-Bill Wirth, 13.977; 42.85-Mike Terry, 14.736;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[2] ; 3. 25-Jack Sodeman[1] ; 4. 49-Tanner Thorson[3] ; 5. 9X-Cole Duncan[6] ; 6. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 7. 38-Jared Horstman[9] ; 8. 13M-Brandon Matus[5] ; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 8-Bryan Sebetto[1] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[3] ; 4. 2L-Logan Forler[4] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 6. 4H-Tracy Hines[6] ; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton[7] ; 8. 53W-Bill Wirth[8] ; 9. 85-Mike Terry[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 7W-Logan Wagner[1] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson[3] ; 4. 25J-Jimmy Seger[2] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree[6] ; 7. 49D-Shawn Dancer[8] ; 8. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps) 1. 20W-Greg Wilson[2] ; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor[4] ; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 4. 18-Ian Madsen[3] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 6. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[7] ; 7. 19-Chris Andrews[5] ; 8. 11R-Chase Ridenour[8]

Heat 5, Group E - (8 Laps) 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 19M-Brent Marks[3] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[2] ; 4. 1B-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 71M-Paul May[6] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 7. 24-Rico Abreu[5]

Dash - (6 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[3] ; 3. 1B-Dale Blaney[10] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 5. 7W-Logan Wagner[2] ; 6. 8-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 7. 20W-Greg Wilson[7] ; 8. 21-Cap Henry[9] ; 9. 19M-Brent Marks[8] ; 10. 49-Tanner Thorson[6] ; 11. 1ST-Gary Taylor[12] ; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver[11]

B-Main - (12 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 4. 19-Chris Andrews[6] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[4] ; 6. 9X-Cole Duncan[8] ; 7. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[19] ; 8. 13M-Brandon Matus[5] ; 9. 4H-Tracy Hines[7] ; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker[9] ; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker[10] ; 12. 71M-Paul May[14] ; 13. 22B-Ryan Broughton[16] ; 14. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[15] ; 15. 38-Jared Horstman[18] ; 16. 49D-Shawn Dancer[13] ; 17. 11R-Chase Ridenour[20] ; 18. 85-Mike Terry[22] ; 19. 53W-Bill Wirth[21] ; 20. 6-Bill Rose[17] ; 21. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[12]

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 1B-Dale Blaney[3] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[2] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 5. 24-Rico Abreu[22] ; 6. 20W-Greg Wilson[7] ; 7. 7W-Logan Wagner[5] ; 8. 21-Cap Henry[8] ; 9. 89-Cody Darrah[14] ; 10. 59-Danny Holtgraver[12] ; 11. 1ST-Gary Taylor[11] ; 12. 8-Bryan Sebetto[6] ; 13. 19M-Brent Marks[9] ; 14. 17W-Bryan Clauson[15] ; 15. 94-Ryan Smith[16] ; 16. 11N-Randy Hannagan[17] ; 17. 49-Tanner Thorson[10] ; 18. 18-Ian Madsen[20] ; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs[23] ; 20. 25J-Jimmy Seger[19] ; 21. 57X-Andrew Palker[26] ; 22. 19-Chris Andrews[24] ; 23. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[21] ; 24. 2L-Logan Forler[18] ; 25. 4-Danny Smith[25] ; 26. 25-Jack Sodeman[13]

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NRA Sprint Invaders

Qualifying 1.20B-Butch Schroeder, 14.241; 2.16-Ryan Ruhl, 14.260; 3.77X-Tanner Thorson, 14.281; 4.6S-Greg Wilson, 14.383; 5.35R-Ron Blair, 14.424; 6.83-Kyle Sauder, 14.437; 7.23-Devon Dobie, 14.467; 8.11N-Ed Neumeister, 14.481; 9.30-Hud Horton, 14.499; 10.10-Mitch Brown, 14.519; 11.22R-Kevin Roberts Jr., 14.540; 12.18-Todd Heuerman, 14.565; 13.12R-Nick Roberts, 14.577; 14.00-Jim Neir, 14.586; 15.10J-CJ Jones, 14.610; 16.11-Tim Allison, 14.633; 17.17-Jared Horstman, 14.641; 18.31-Andy Teunessen, 14.656; 19.49-Shawn Dancer, 14.665; 20.77-Dain Naida, 14.672; 21.28H-Phil Gressman, 14.679; 22.33M-Max Stambaugh, 14.680; 23.15-Brandon Ferguson, 14.819; 24.16B-Dakota Busche, 14.846; 25.23G-Joe Geibe, 15.085; 26.2CK-Kenny Long, 15.129; 27.11G-Luke Griffith, 15.156; 28.22H-Randy Hannagan, 99.991;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 20B-Butch Schroeder[6] ; 2. 11-Tim Allison[1] ; 3. 12R-Nick Roberts[2] ; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh[8] ; 5. 23-Devon Dobie[4] ; 6. 6S-Greg Wilson[5] ; 7. 22H-Randy Hannagan[10] ; 8. 49-Shawn Dancer[7] ; 9. 10-Mitch Brown[3] ; 10. 23G-Joe Geibe[9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 17-Jared Horstman[1] ; 2. 00-Jim Neir[2] ; 3. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr.[3] ; 4. 16-Ryan Ruhl[6] ; 5. 11N-Ed Neumeister[4] ; 6. 15-Brandon Ferguson[8] ; 7. 35R-Ron Blair[5] ; 8. 77-Dain Naida[7] ; 9. 2CK-Kenny Long[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 83-Kyle Sauder[5] ; 2. 77X-Tanner Thorson[6] ; 3. 31-Andy Teunessen[1] ; 4. 18-Todd Heuerman[3] ; 5. 28H-Phil Gressman[7] ; 6. 30-Hud Horton[4] ; 7. 16B-Dakota Busche[8] ; 8. 11G-Luke Griffith[9] ; 9. 10J-CJ Jones[2]

B-Main (10 Laps) 1. 35R-Ron Blair[2] ; 2. 6S-Greg Wilson[1] ; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer[6] ; 4. 10-Mitch Brown[4] ; 5. 22H-Randy Hannagan[13] ; 6. 30-Hud Horton[3] ; 7. 15-Brandon Ferguson[8] ; 8. 11G-Luke Griffith[12] ; 9. 77-Dain Naida[7] ; 10. 16B-Dakota Busche[9] ; 11. 10J-CJ Jones[5]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 16-Ryan Ruhl[5] ; 2. 17-Jared Horstman[12] ; 3. 23-Devon Dobie[2] ; 4. 22H-Randy Hannagan[20] ; 5. 77X-Tanner Thorson[4] ; 6. 20B-Butch Schroeder[6] ; 7. 6S-Greg Wilson[17] ; 8. 11N-Ed Neumeister[1] ; 9. 18-Todd Heuerman[8] ; 10. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr.[7] ; 11. 35R-Ron Blair[16] ; 12. 11-Tim Allison[11] ; 13. 33M-Max Stambaugh[15] ; 14. 49-Shawn Dancer[18] ; 15. 10-Mitch Brown[19] ; 16. 12R-Nick Roberts[9] ; 17. 31-Andy Teunessen[13] ; 18. 00-Jim Neir[10] ; 19. 83-Kyle Sauder[3] ; 20. 28H-Phil Gressman[14]

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BOSS Sprint Cars

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[2] ; 2. 21S-Dallas Hewitt[4] ; 3. 7-Bryan Clauson[9] ; 4. 11S-Hunter Schuerenberg[10] ; 5. 9X-Gary Taylor[6] ; 6. 0-Steve Irwin[7] ; 7. 96-Riley VanHise[1] ; 8. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5] ; 9. 26-Justin Owen[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 12-Robert Ballou[10] ; 2. 14c-Cooper Clouse[1] ; 3. 9N-Luke Hall[8] ; 4. 22S-Landon Simon[6] ; 5. 53-Steve Little[3] ; 6. 14W-Chad Wilson[2] ; 7. 18-Bob Distol[9] ; 8. 31-Chuck Wilson[4] ; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 74-JT Stapp[2] ; 2. 17-Max McGhee[4] ; 3. 4F-Michael Fischesser[3] ; 4. 71B-Stratton Briggs[1] ; 5. 32-Jarrett Abrams[6] ; 6. 19-Joe Bares[7] ; 7. 59J-Kirk Jefferies[9] ; 8. 3-Joe Butera[5] ; 9. 71-Dwayne Spille[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 23E-Tyler Courtney[2] ; 2. 77-Dustin Smith[1] ; 3. 320-Bill Rose[6] ; 4. 2M-Brandon Spithaler[9] ; 5. 5J-Joss Moffit[5] ; 6. 23S-Kyle Simon[3] ; 7. 11A-David Applegate[4] ; 8. 21H-Travis Hery[7] ; 9. 44-Dickie Gaines[8]

Heat 5 - (8 Laps) 1. 18W-Scotty Weir[4] ; 2. 29-Logan Jarrett[8] ; 3. 18A-Jarett Andretti[7] ; 4. 4T-Josh Turner[2] ; 5. 15-Brandon Whited[5] ; 6. 11B-Travis Berryhill[3] ; 7. 13M-Brandon Matus[6] ; 8. 32M-Mike Miller[9] ; 9. 5-Bob McMillin[1]

Heat 6 - (8 Laps) 1. 46-Cody Gardner[1] ; 2. 57-Chad Boespflug[3] ; 3. 69R-Todd Kane[4] ; 4. 08-Andy Feil[2] ; 5. 17N-Nick Bilbee[8] ; 6. 12X-Kent Wolters[7] ; 7. 10S-Joy Steineback[5] ; 8. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[6] ; 9. 97J-Andy Fike[9]

B-Main 1 (12 Laps) 1. 11S-Hunter Schuerenberg[1] ; 2. 9X-Gary Taylor[4] ; 3. 15-Brandon Whited[6] ; 4. 0-Steve Irwin[7] ; 5. 11B-Travis Berryhill[9] ; 6. 13M-Brandon Matus[12] ; 7. 71B-Stratton Briggs[2] ; 8. 32M-Mike Miller[15] ; 9. 32-Jarrett Abrams[5] ; 10. 59J-Kirk Jefferies[11] ; 11. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[13] ; 12. 96-Riley VanHise[10] ; 13. 26-Justin Owen[16] ; 14. 97-Scott Hardman[19] ; 15. 5-Bob McMillin[18] ; 16. 71-Dwayne Spille[17] ; 17. 3-Joe Butera[14] ; 18. 19-Joe Bares[8] ; 19. 4T-Josh Turner[3]

B-Main 2 (12 Laps) 1. 22S-Landon Simon[1] ; 2. 2M-Brandon Spithaler[2] ; 3. 17N-Nick Bilbee[6] ; 4. 08-Andy Feil[3] ; 5. 53-Steve Little[4] ; 6. 44-Dickie Gaines[17] ; 7. 14W-Chad Wilson[7] ; 8. 23S-Kyle Simon[8] ; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[16] ; 10. 10S-Joy Steineback[12] ; 11. 18-Bob Distol[10] ; 12. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[15] ; 13. 11A-David Applegate[11] ; 14. 21H-Travis Hery[14] ; 15. 97J-Andy Fike[18] ; 16. 5J-Joss Moffit[5] ; 17. 31-Chuck Wilson[13] ; 18. 12X-Kent Wolters[9] ; 19. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[19]

A-Main (25 Laps) 1. 12-Robert Ballou[3] ; 2. 7-Bryan Clauson[13] ; 3. 57-Chad Boespflug[10] ; 4. 11S-Hunter Schuerenberg[19] ; 5. 18W-Scotty Weir[12] ; 6. 23E-Tyler Courtney[8] ; 7. 21S-Dallas Hewitt[6] ; 8. 46-Cody Gardner[11] ; 9. 69R-Todd Kane[18] ; 10. 29-Logan Jarrett[4] ; 11. 15-Brandon Whited[23] ; 12. 320-Bill Rose[16] ; 13. 77-Dustin Smith[2] ; 14. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[1] ; 15. 9X-Gary Taylor[21] ; 16. 17-Max McGhee[9] ; 17. 18A-Jarett Andretti[17] ; 18. 4F-Michael Fischesser[15] ; 19. 17N-Nick Bilbee[24] ; 20. 2M-Brandon Spithaler[22] ; 21. 74-JT Stapp[7] ; 22. 9N-Luke Hall[14] ; 23. 14c-Cooper Clouse[5] ; 24. 22S-Landon Simon[20]

About Eldora Speedway:

Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Celebrating its 62nd season in 2015, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 21st annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the 32nd annual Kings Royal Weekend; the third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic; and the 45th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 62nd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. The Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android is available for free download via iTunes and Google Play.

 

 

Jason Meyers Wins Thrilling Battle While Cory Eliason and Mitchell Faccinto Win The Wars During The Duinkerken Farms King of King’s 360 Finale

Mike Schott, and Ron Hurt also scored victories at the Keller Auto Speedway

(Hanford, CA)- During the Duinkerken Farms King of Kings 360ci season finale event at the Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday night, Jason Meyers escaped as the victor during a thrilling 30-lap Feature event as Mitchell Faccinto was crowned the Battle of the Milk Can Champion, and Cory Eliason claimed the King of King’s 360 Season Championship. Mike Schott was able to best the RaceSaver 305 division in what was a wild race, and Ron Hurt was dominant during the IMCA Stock Car feature event.

Kyle Hirst and Mitchell Faccinto led the 22-car field to green, and after battling side-by-side for the first lap, Hirst was able to get the advantage and lead early on the immaculately prepared Keller Auto Speedway.

Following a lap two caution, Jonathan Allard moved into the third spot on lap five, and chased after the lead duo, of Hirst and Faccinto who were racing hard and approaching lapped traffic.

On the ninth lap, Faccinto was able to get around Hirst and assume the lead and break away, as Hirst, Allard, and Jason Meyers waged war on each other battling for track position.

Just past the halfway point, Hirst would close in on Faccinto as Meyers looked to make it a three-car battle for the lead. Lap 19 saw Hirst get back by Faccinto for the race lead, and a few laps later, Meyers would follow suit, as he had a head of steam and his sights set on the top spot.

Using the low side of the speedway, Meyers was able to grab the lead, as Hirst ran second, and Carson Macedo worked his way into the top three. Over the final laps, Hirst would pressure Meyers, but Meyers would not be denied on this night as he parked the Tarlton and Son Inc. No. 21 machine in victory lane over Hirst, Macedo, Faccinto, and DJ Netto.

With his fourth place run, Mitchell Faccinto earned the inaugural Battle For The Milk Can title, while Cory Eliason was able to claim the 2015 Duinkerken Farms King of Kings 360’s Championship.

The RaceSaver 305 division put on quite a memorable 20-lap A Main event. It was young Jared Faria jumping out to the early lead, but he would feel pressure from the division’s most recent winner, Monty Ferriera. As the duo battled hard up front, Ferriera would take over the race lead on lap eight, only to see Faria return the favor on the ninth circuit.

Following a lap 13 restart, Mike Schott would make a big move from the fifth spot to take over the third spot two laps before the leaders got together to bring out a caution on lap 15.

With Schott up front, he would pull away from Vaughn Schott and pick up his first RaceSaver 305 win. Vaughn Schott would hold off Monty Ferriera’s challenge for second on the last lap, while Chris Ennis would finish third, Ferriera fourth, and Faria would round out the top-five.

Ron Hurt turned in a strong performance to grab the IMCA Stock Car feature event win. Using a move out of turn two on the opening lap, Hurt jumped out front and quickly began distancing himself from the rest of the field.

With a mid-race caution erasing a sizeable lead, Hurt would feel pressure from Troy Patee during the race’s closing laps, but was able to fend off the challenge as he completed the Stock Car sweep on this night after winning the earlier heat race.

Patee would finish second, Cory McDonald finished third, Pat Biggs fourth, and Kris Mancebo would finish in the fifth spot.

ON TAP- The Keller Auto Speedway will take the upcoming weekend off before the King of the West Sprints return for The Cotton Classic on October 24th in what will be there second and final visit of the 2015 season.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay up to speed with all things Keller Auto Speedway by visiting the website at www.kellerautospeedway.com, by following us on Twitter @KellerAutoSpeed, or by liking us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KingsSpeedwayOfficialSite. The Keller Auto Speedway is located at 801 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93230.

 

 

Thorson Takes Night One of Shaheen's Super Weekend Friday, October 10th

Jacksonville, IL - Taking the action-packed opening night of the Shaheen's Super Weekend at the ¼ mile Jacksonville Speedway, Tanner Thorson claimed his third POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory of 2015. Korey Weyant of Springfield, Illinois won the first ever POWRi Lucas Oil D II-sanctioned midget race.

While Bryan Clauson started on the pole of the 30 lap feature event, it would be Justin Peck from the second position getting the jump off turn four for the initial lead. Setting a solid pace reminiscent of his Spoon River victory, Peck's stride would be slowed with four laps in the books as Ryan Robinson would get upside down in turn three, collecting Terry Babb. Coming back to green, Peck would take right back to rim-riding the slick quarter mile with Clauson in tow. Entering turn three, Clauson would dive to the bottom as the duo began to exchange the top position, until Clauson would barely edge ahead for lap seven.

One lap later, Austin Prock would get into the turn one wall, resulting in Kyle Schuett making contact and spinning around, collecting Alex Sewell in the process. With both drivers lined back up at the tail end of the field, Clauson would show the way as both he and Peck would rip the cushion. On lap 11 the red flag would fly after Justin Peck went in deep for the slide job, ending with the Duracoat Products-Esslinger-powered DRC #5X hopping up the track and into the #91T driven by Tyler Thomas, sending the BT Machine-Esslinger-powered Spike for a ride, collecting Zach Daum.

Returning back to green, Clauson would take the green, only to lose power off turn four coming back around and appear to start to pull off the track, but making the last-minute decision to stay on the track, making contact with Thomas Messeraul sending the 5ive-6ix, Inc. Esslinger-powered Triple X for a ride into the turn one wall. Messeraul would collect Tucker Klaasmeyer, Austin Prock, and Kevin Thomas, Jr.

Inheriting the lead, Darren Hagen would lead the field back to green with Tanner Thorson in tow, followed by Spencer Bayston. On lap 14, Rico Abreu would move in the third positon, but it wouldn't be until lap 20 for Thorson's Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet to power around the outside of Hagen exiting turn two for the lead. Even with lap traffic, Hagen would be unable to get within striking distance of Thorson to challenge for the lead. Rico Abreu would bring home third, while Spencer Bayston finished fourth. Zach Daum would finish fifth after coming from the tail due to an early race incident with 11 laps down.

"I can't thank this team enough," said Thorson. "They work their butts off. Keith was unable to make it tonight, but Big Al, Pete, and Chuckie gave me an awesome car to take home the win. Every time we've been here, I seem to lead every single lap until the last five laps and then Rico and Bell get by me every single time. We were able to start in the back tonight and win and that's pretty cool."

"I've got to thank everybody here on my race team," said Hagen. "Without this team, I wouldn't be here. This is my seventh midget championship. It's been a lot of fun with this race team. It's one of the most fun I've been a part of. "

"Hat's off to Tanner, he drove his butt off," said Abreu. "Congratulations to Darren on his championship. We just need to start a little farther up front in these races. It's pretty difficult to start run the cushion there at the end, but all in all, it was a good night."

Korey Weyant of Springfield, Illinois won the first POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midget Series sanctioned event, followed by Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Illinois and Mitchell Davis of Auburn, Illinois. Starting on the outside front row, Weyant took the top position from pole-sitter Jake Neuman on lap five and never looked back. While second and third place drivers were glued to the fence for a majority of the event, Weyant stayed to the bottom of the high-banked ¼ mile.

Slowed only for one yellow, Weyant paced the field after Dave Anderson looped his machine on the front stretch with apparent front end problems. Neuman and Davis were unable to challenge for the lead, even after being bunched back up for the caution. Kurt Mayhew brought home fourth, while Austin Archdale rounded out the top five.

"The track was tough," said Weyant. "It was real slick. Just had to tool the bottom and stay as low as you could. He slipped up a little bit and I took advantage. I wasn't going to let anybody back by me."

"I've run a couple of the lightning sprint races," said Neuman. "It's fun. It's a series that will be coming up. It's fun and affordable."

"It wasn't bad, but hoping for better," said Davis. "Missed just a little bit on the setup for going into the corner tonight. It was a tricky cushion. It was a blast to drive."

Midgets

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 5X - Justin Peck, Heat 2: 56 - Thomas Messeraul, Heat 3: 91T - Tyler Thomas, Heat 4: 63 - Bryan Clauson

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 7 - Austin Brown

Great Clips Feature Winner: 67 - Tanner Thorson

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - Tanner Thorson, 2. 17 - Darren Hagen, 3. 97 - Rico Abreu, 4. 39 - Spencer Bayston, 5. 5D - Zach Daum, 6. 57 - Daniel Robinson, 7. 22 - Andy Malpocker, 8. 39C - Payton Pierce, 9. 7 - Austin Brown, 10. 11A - Andrew Felker, 11. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer, 12. 8 - Alex Sewell, 13. 9K - Kyle Schuett, 14. 47 - Keith Rauch, 15. 41 - Austin Prock, 16. 5X - Justin Peck, 17. 63 - Bryan Clauson, 18. 91T - Tyler Thomas, 19. 56 - Thomas Messeraul, 20. 67K - Kevin Thomas, Jr, 21. 88 - Terry Babb, 22. 71 - Ryan Robinson

D II Midgets

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 0 - Johnny Murdock, Heat 2: 31J - Jake Neuman

Great Clips Feature Winner: 7X - Korey Weyant

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series Feature Results (20 laps): 1. 7X - Korey Weyant, 2. 31J - Jake Neuman, 3. 56 - Mitchell Davis, 4. 21 - Kurt Mayhew, 5. 2 - Austin Archdale, 6. 09 - Robbie McQuinn, 7. 0 - Johnny Murdock, 8. 10C - Max Pozsgai, 9. 69 - Aaron Hull, 10. 15M - Shane Morgan, 11. 95 - Mike Larson, 12. 2A - Andrew Hennig, 13. 59 - John Smith, 14. 0A - Clint Woolbright, 15. 47 - David Anderson, 16. 17 - Jackie Willis, 17. 40JR - Chase McDermand, 18. 0D - Bobby Lynn, 19. 71 ½ - Robert Bell, 20. 7 - David Baugh

For more information, visit www.powri.com.

 

 

Night 1 of Shaheen’s Super Weekend

Jacksonville, Illinois – 10/9/15 – Four-time defending MOWA Champion Jerrod Hull regains points lead as Paul Nienhiser’s bad luck continues at Jacksonville.

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Contingency Winners – Vahlco Hard Luck Award (Free front Vahlco Wheel):Paul Nienhiser; BMRS Hard Charger ($25 certificate): Robbie Standridge (20th to 9th); DMI Heat Winner ($Product Certificate): Jimmy Hurley.

A-Main (25-laps)

1. Rico Abreu (2)

2. Jimmy Hurley (1)

3. Jim Moughan (4)

4. Brad Loyet (6)

5. Parker Price Miller (3)

6. Jerrod Hull (12)

7. Aaron Andruskevitch (10)

8. Joey Moughan (9)

9. Robbie Standridge (20)

10. AJ Bruns (19)

11. Jake Blackhurst (5)

12. Bret Tripplett (8)

13. Terry Babb (14)

14. Logan Faucon (17)

15. Zach Daum (16)

16. Joe B Miller (18)

17. Korey Weyant (13)

18. Jimmy Bridgeman (11)

19. Steven Russel (15)

20. Cory Bruns (7)

Heat Race 1: (10-laps)

1. Jimmy Hurley (1)

2. Jim Moughan (5)

3. Bret Tripplett (4)

4. Jake Blackhurst (7)

5. Jerrod Hull (8)

6. Korey Weyant (10)

7. Logan Faucon (9)

8. Kevin Petty (2)

9. Tyler Settlemoir (3)

10. Paul Nienhiser (6)

Heat Race 2: (10 laps)

1. Rico Abreu (4)

2. Cory Bruns (2)

3. Terry Babb (1)

4. Aaron Andruskevitch (6)

5. Steven Russel (7)

6. Robbie Standridge (5)

7. Jacob Patton (3)

8. Chris Urish (9)

9. Austin Brown (10)

10. Mark Tischer (8)

Heat Race 3: (10 laps)

1. Parker Price Miller (2)

2. Brad Loyet (5)

3. Joey Moughan (4)

4. Jimmy Bridgeman (6)

5. Zach Daum (7)

6. AJ Bruns (3)

7. Joe B Miller (9)

8. Jeremy Standridge (8)

9. Travis Howard (N/A)

10. Cale Thomas (1)

Fast Dash: (6 Laps, finishing order determined starting position of A –feature)

1. Jimmy Hurley (2)

2. Rico Abreu (6)

3. Parker Price Miller (3)

4. Jim Moughan (5)

5. Jake Blackhurst (1)

6. Brad Loyet (4)

B-Main: (12 Laps – top 4 transfer to the A-feature)

1. Logan Faucon (1)

2. Joe B Miller (2)

3. AJ Bruns (4)

4. Robbie Standridge (3)

5. Jeremy Standridge (7)

6. Kevin Petty (10)

7. Paul Nienhiser (13)

8. Jacob Patton (6)

9. Austin Brown (8)

10. Mark Tischer (12)

11. Travis Howard (9)

12. Chris Urish (5)

13. Tyler Settlemoir (11)

14. Cale Thomas (14)

The next race for the Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Stores will be held Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Jacksonville Speedway to round out the 2015 race season. This will be the second day of the Shaheen’s Super Weekend featuring the Ron Milton Race of Champions. For more information, please visit the Official Series website at www.midwestopenwheel.com.

 

 

Jace Vander Weerd, Monty Ferriera, and Cory Elliot Score Wins at Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday Night

(Hanford, CA)- An all open wheel program on Saturday night at the Keller Auto Speedway saw Jace Vander Weerd lead all 30-laps with the USAC West Coast 360 Series to claim the Jim Evett Memorial, while Cory Elliot dominated the USAC Western States Midget event, and Monty Ferriera was victorious with the RaceSaver 305’s.

Vander Weerd and Troy Rutherford would lead the USAC West Coast 360’s to green, with Vander Weerd getting the early jump as Mike Spencer and Danny Faria took over the second and third positions before a the red flag flew on lap three.

When the action finally resumed after a pile up on the lap-three restart, Vander Weerd would continue to lead the way, though he would feel heavy pressure from second running Spencer.

Continuing to lead over Spencer, Faria, and Jake Swanson, Vander Weerd was extremely smooth on the bottom of the speedway. With the caution again waiving with just two laps remaining, Vander Weerd would nail the final restart, as he went on to pick up the win over Spencer, Faria and Jake Swanson.

By leading all 30-laps, Vander Weerd would take home an extra $3000 that was put up by the Evett family, as Vander Weerd now joins his brother, Richard as a winner of the Jim Evett Memorial.

In the USAC Western States Midget event, it was all about Cory Elliot. From the front row, Elliott simply took off and hid from the field on this night. Despite a pair of early cautions, Elliot was able to open up a sizeable lead as he picked up the win by six seconds.

The midget race did offer a bit of drama on Saturday night though as series point leader, Ronnie Gardner, was collected in a lap three wreck. Able to make repairs, Gardner would put on an equally impressive showing as he charged from the tail end of the field to finish in the third spot.

Sean Dodenhoff would finish in the second spot, Gardner third, and Michael Faccinto would finish in the fourth spot.

After finishing in the second position during the Western States RaceSaver 305’s last visit to the Keller Auto Speeedway, Monty Ferriera would not be denied on this night.

Lining up on the front row of the feature event alongside Jared Faria, Ferriera would show patience in the opening stages of the race, as he would make his move on the fourth lap.

With Ferriera out in front, Chris Ennis would work his way into the second spot on the eighth lap with Faria holding down the third spot.

As the race came to a close, Ferriera extended his lead, but the battle for third picked up between Jesse Mack and Vaughn Schott. Exchanging the spot three times over the final two laps, Schott would grab the spot at line.

Ferriera would take the win handedly over Ennis, Schott and Mack.

ON TAP- The Keller Auto Speedway will be back in action on Friday night for the conclusion of the Duinkerken Farms King of Kings 360 point season and their Battle of the Milk Can finale. Also on the card is the RaceSaver Western States 305’s, the IMCA Stock Cars and the Vintage cars.

 

 

United Rebel Sprint Series 2015 Season Recap

The United Rebel Sprint Series capped off its Tenth Season Celebration with all four of its Points Championships going down to the wire in the final race of the season. Parity was the name of the game this season with the URSS as it had only three repeat winners. It is the bedrock that the series was founded on and provides the fans the best show on dirt year after year.

The 2015 Myers Engine URSS National Point Series featured nine different winners in the ten races which comprised Championship. The Championship went down to the wire as the top four spots were within 34 points of each other. Arvada, Colorado’s Jake Bubak prevailed to become the only driver in URSS history to take the National Championship three consecutive years. Bubak’s road to the crown wasn’t without its drama as a rare DQ at the Bullring Nationals on July 31 in Lacrosse Kansas left an opening for the other challengers to take advantage of. But Bubak used consistent finishes in the remaining nine races to capture the crown finishing no worse than seventh place in those races to three peat as the URSS Champion.

The 2015 Myers Engine URSS National Rookie of the Year went down to the wire as well as a pair of fourteen year old drivers went to the final race. Greeley Colorado’s Austin McClean and Liberal Kansas’s Tracey Hill took to the track to duke it out to which of the young guns would walk away with the title. The pair made all 10 National Point races in the 2015 season which made for a classic showdown. The points lead shifted back and forth during the season between the two and was the closest ROY race in URSS History. Austin McClean used his qualifying for 6 out of the 10 National Feature races giving him the edge he needed to take the 2015 Myers Engine URSS National Rookie of the Year Championship by a mere 8 points.

The 2015 Kansas Region points’ battle was a tight one as well, with parity also being the main story as well. In the 19 races held in the Kansas Region 15 different drivers took the checkered flag during the 2015 season. Quinter Kansas’s Zach Blurton took the Championship with a string of top ten finishes including a three wins this season. Blurton made all but one of the 19 races in the Kansas Region and used solid finishes and a single DNF to win the Kansas Points Championship. Blurton adds his third title to his resume in his nine years of racing with the URSS Series, Blurton was the 2010 National Rookie of the Year as well as the 2010 Kansas Region Rookie of the Year.

The 2015 Kansas Region Rookie of the Year went to 14 year old Tracey Hill of Liberal Kansas. Hill made all 19 of the Kansas Region races this season and made the most of his rookie season by making the A Feature in 12 of those 19 starts. Tracey’s highest finish was a third place at the August 29th race held at RPM Speedway in Hays Kansas. Look for great things to come in the future from Tracey as he is one of the hot shoes to follow in the URSS Series.

The United Rebel Sprint Series would like to thank all of the Teams, Drivers, Sponsors, Track Promoters and especially all of the fans for making the Tenth Anniversary Season a huge success. Without you the Region would not have an affordable Sprint Car Series to enjoy. The season was as competitive as ever with 15 different drivers visiting Victory Lane in the 2015 Season. Be sure to visit the URSS website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com or visit the URSS Facebook page for all of your up to date information on the upcoming 2015 URSS Awards Banquet/Ten year reunion and the 2016 URSS Schedule and Rules.

 

 

Forsberg Earns Second Career Fall Nationals Triumph

Chico, CA (October 3, 2015) – It was nine years since Auburn’s Andy Forsberg stood in victory lane at the end of the final race of the season at Silver Dollar Speedway. The 2006 Fall Nationals Champions had what could be considered an off year at Chico. His one and only win took place during the opening night of the 2015 race season. However, his dedication to the sport and his friendship with Stephen Allard was evident in his victory lane speech. “This means so much to me and my team,” said Forsberg. “You fans probably think that we drivers hate each other and well probably some of us do, but Stephen and I had a friendship outside of just racing sprint cars and I truly miss racing against him week in and week out.” He added, “To win this race in his honor and to do so with his family here is unbelievable.”

Forsberg bested a stout field featuring 55 other competitors on the final night of the 23rd Annual Fall Nationals in Tribute to Stephen Allard. The win was anything but easy for Forsberg as he started in the fifth row, tenth starting spot. The 40-lap race was hampered by a constant wind storm that had punished the speedway all evening. Not only did Forsberg battle the track but in the end he had to hold off a charging Sean Becker. The three-time and defending champion of the race started in the 18th position, but in typical fashion, Becker sliced and diced his way to the front. On the 39th circuit, Forsberg and then second place driver Shane Golobic were content following a slower car on the bottom of turns three and four. This gave Becker one last shot to rail the top. While he never got to Forsberg, the momentum Becker received from the cushion allowed him to pass Golobic at the checkered flag. “I needed a few more laps,” said Becker. “But I am thrilled with my second place finish tonight. To come from 18th just shows how strong of a team we have and our never give up attitude.”

Tonights win marked Forsberg’s 136th career sprint car victory and tenth this season driving the PT Shocks/PitStopUSA #7c. Earlier this year he won the prestigious Johnny Key Classic at Ocean Speedway. When asked about the final lap, Forsberg directed his comment over to Becker, “I was just hoping and praying that Shane or Sean wasn’t going to break my heart tonight,” said Forsberg. “It’s one of those things in racing were you just have to do what you think is right and hope it works out.”

Golobic finished in the third spot and while happy with his run he also displayed a little remorse. “Man I wish I would have gone to the top on the final turn,” said Golobic. “I just didn’t think there was anything up there. My decision cost us a spot in the end but I am still happy to run third to those guys. If I had to lose to anyone those two guys are my favorites and third doesn’t look so bad now.” As always, the defending Civil War Champion was gracious on the microphone even in defeat.

The 40-lap race started with Steven Tiner, Kirt Organ and Chase Majdic all flipping down the back straight. Majdic was the only driver able to continue on. Friday night winner Kyle Hirst led the opening laps of the main event. Hirst got the jump over pole sitter and dash winner Tyler Walker. On lap six Hirst jumped the cushion in turn one and on the ensuing lap came to a slow crawl on the race track with what was reported later to be a broken rear end. This gave the lead to Willie Croft. On lap 12 Andy Gregg exited the speedway with a tail tank issue. Two laps later Justin Sanders drove around Croft for the lead. On lap 15 Croft spun off turn one and the yellow was needed.

The middle portion of the event was terrific as Jonathan Allard emerged into the third spot. Both Forsberg and Walker were trying to pass Allard. In turn, Allard was trying to catch second place Golobic. On lap 24 Forsberg began to find a bit of rubber in turns one and two while running the top. This propelled him past Allard and eventually Golobic. Forsberg made his winning move on lap 28 as he dove under Sanders going into turn three for the lead. While Forsberg did get trapped behind a few slower cars he was never seriously challenged for the lead during the final 11 laps. A driver that did emerge in the late going was Greg DeCaires who runs the Dale Miller owned tribute car to Stephen Allard. DeCaires started 11th and should be commended for finding the bottom to his liking and running up to a fourth place finish. Allard finished in the fifth spot. Walker ended up coming home in the sixth spot.

Herman Klein held off Brad Bumgarner and a charging Steven Tiner to win the 12-lap B main event. The fourth place finisher and final transfer was Kirt Organ. Michael Ing won the 10-lap C main event. Cody Lamar captured the 8-lap D main event.

A nice field of 14 wingless sprints gathered to complete their year of racing at Chico. On the track RC Smith won the 15-lap main event; however, post-race his car did not make weight and he was disqualified. That gave the win to John Clark. While it wasn’t an on track win for Clark he should still be commended for his racing tonight. He started seventh in heat one and got the win. During the main event he was as fast as Smith but just could not find a spot for the pass. Nick Larson was credited for the second place finish. Bret Barney came home in the third spot.

Full results are located at www.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

 

SKIPPER CONFIDENT OF HEADING IN RIGHT DIRECTION

Official release: Blake Skipper Racing October 5, 2015

Young Kirrawee resident Blake Skipper continued his season on Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway for the opening round of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW and posted some positive results that has left the team pointing in the right direction.

A strong showing in time trials gave Blake a front row start in his heat and despite not making the transfer to the A-Main, it has still left him confident as the season begins to gain momentum.

“I’m loving the competition levels these days. It’s definitely making everyone better drivers and more competitive. I was definitely better in qualifying last night. I just couldn’t back it up the rest of the night. However, we are making progress and that is the most important part.

“The competition is without a doubt tougher than ever. Getting to race with the likes of Jamie Veal, James McFadden and Steven Lines is something I’m really enjoying and making the most of.”

The team now only have a short turn around as they prepare for the second round of the USC NSW this coming Saturday night, October 10 at Valvoline Raceway.

“Not having the week off next week will be real handy. I left last night filthy at myself and my performance so I need to get back out and address that next week. We just have to keep chipping away. We will get there. I have a great crew behind me and sooner rather than later, we will get there.”

Make sure you stay connected via Facebook and the website – www.blakeskipperracing.com as the season continues.

Blake Skipper Racing would like to thank the following for their great support in season 2015/2016;

Abetta Glass Finish Australia Wide Towing Awesome Racewear Bullant Performance Fuchs K & W Skipper Constructions Pty Ltd

 

 

Daum and Benson WIN at Macon, Benson Goes Three in a Row for Micro Championships Saturday, October 3rd

Macon, IL - Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Illinois earned his 12th career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory at Macon Speedway, while Nathan Benson earned a hard-fought 17th career win, moving into the second slot for the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series all-time feature win list, and sealing his third championship in a row.

Ryan Robinson driving a Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet led the field to green from the pole with newly crowned 2015 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series champion Darren Hagen to his outside. Ryan Robinson would narrowly lead lap one, only for Tyler Thomas to take over going down the backstretch on lap number two. On the following lap Jake Neuman would get sideways off turn two and collect Justin Peck bringing out the first caution of the feature event.

Coming back to green, Daum would move the Daum Crop Insurance, Toyota-powered Eagle #5D into the third positon, setting his sights on Ryan Robinson for second. On lap eight, Daum would make a move on Robinson, only for the caution to fly for Derrick Myers who spun after clipping an infield tire in turns three and four. Returning to racing, Daum would take full advantage of the restart and pounce on Robinson for second, taking the position down the back stretch. With a clear track for the leaders, Daum would power hard around the track trying to catch Thomas.

On lap 23 misfortune would strike as Thomas would get tangled in a caution involving both Darren Hagen and Justin Peck. Both Thomas and Hagen would be done for the remainder of the event. Inheriting the lead, Daum would take over the top position with two lap cars in between himself and the second place machine of Kevin Thomas, Jr. who was followed closely by teammate Tanner Thorson. Coming back to green Ryan Robinson and Chase Briscoe would be end up tangled on the bottom of turns one and two bringing the caution back out.

With six laps to go, Daum would check out as Thomas, Jr. would work past the lap cars on the bottom, while Thorson moved past the same lap cars on the high side. One lap 27, Thorson would slide in front of Thomas, Jr. coming off two for the second position. With no time left, Thorson wouldn't be able to challenge for the lead as Daum crossed the line for his 12th career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory, coming from the 10th position. Kevin Thomas, Jr. would take the third position, while Andrew Felker took fourth in the Mel-Mark Pipe and Supply, Stanton SR-11-powered BOSS Chassis. Tim Siner rounded out the top five in the Siner Transport, Esslinger-powered Spike.

"This is alright," said Daum. "I'd rather be lucky than good. He was quicker than we were. This place, here and little Belleville, they're so small race tracks that you get caught up in other people's mess. I felt like we gave one away last night, we had a motor lay down. But this is awesome. I can't thank my guys enough."

"These guys gave me an awesome car tonight," said Thorson. "I got taken out in the heat race and flipped. We were able to come back to fourth which put us in the B and we were able to win that. I got into my teammate there, but I apologize to him, but I'm happy to bring home second." "It's not bad," said Thomas, Jr. "That last restart; I suck at restarts, but it is what it is. Zach Daum and Tanner, they did a great job. But Keith Kunz and Toyota give us great cars and motors, it's just up to us to drive them."

Nathan Benson of Concordia, Missouri stole the show from the fourth position, earning his sixth career POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series and his third straight championship. Piloting a FTZ-powered Pace Chassis, Benson held off multiple challenges, due to two red flags and three yellows, in route to this 17th career victory. Ayrton Gennettan finished his season out with a second place finish, while Matt Howard rounded out the top three. Chris Cochran took fourth, while Jeremy Camp finished fifth.

"What a year of ups and downs it's been for us," said Benson. "Three in a row. We've got some awesome racecars. Points racing is just not fun, but we got six wins. I think we had the speed, just a lot of ups and downs."

"It's been a great year," said Gennettan. "I just wanted to get a win tonight because we're not going to Jacksonville. Congratulations to Nathan on three in a row. Maybe we can get one next year." 12th to 3rd is all from my uncle," said Howard. "He's done all the work this weekend."

Midgets

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 85 - Shane Hollingsworth, Heat 2: 11A - Andrew Felker, Heat 3: 39C - Payton Pierce, Heat 4: 91T - Tyler Thomas, Heat 5: 3N - Jake Neuman Toyota Semi-Feature Winners: 91 - Dereck King; 67 - Tanner Thorson Great Clips Feature Winner: 1. 5D - Zach Daum

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 5D - Zach Daum 2. 67 - Tanner Thorson 3. 67K - Kevin Thomas Jr. 4. 11A - Andrew Felker 5. 15 - Tim Siner 6. 39C - Payton Pierce 7. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 8. 38 - Chase Briscoe 9. 7 - Austin Brown 10. 85 - Shane Hollingsworth 11. 91 - Dereck King 12. 3N - Jake Neuman 13. 9K - Kyle Schuett 14. 71 - Ryan Robinson 15. 41 - Austin Prock 16. 8 - Alex Sewell 17. 91T - Tyler Thomas 18. 17 - Darren Hagen 19. 57 - Justin Peck 20. 25M - Derrick Myers 21. 39 - Spencer Bayston 22. 88 - Terry Babb 23. 50 - Daniel Adler

Micros

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 3 - Ayrton Gennetten, Heat 2: 21 - Aaron Andruskevitch, Heat 3: 46 - Zac Taylor, Heat 4: 3B - Shelby Bosie Toyota Semi-Feature Winner: 28 - Luke Verardi Great Clips Feature Winner: 2B - Nathan Benson

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series Feature Results (20 laps): 1. 2B - Nathan Benson 2. 3 - Ayrton Gennetten 3. 8H - Matt Howard 4. 7C - Chris Cochran 5. 23 - Jeremy Camp 6. N2 - Nic Harris 7. 72 - Zach Daum 8. 42M - Spencer Montgomery 9. 3B - Shelby Bosie 10. 77W - Joey Wirth 11. 99 - Alec Long 12. 9 - Austin Stewart 13. 8 - Gabe Verardi 14. 18 - Steve Finn 15. 21 - Aaron Andruskevitch 16. 28 - Luke Verardi 17. 51B - Joe B Miller 18. 46 - Zac Taylor 19. 1 - Dereck King 20. 4 - Garrett Duff 21. 1X - Tyler Duff 22. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 23. 23T - Travis Rewerts

 

 

VEAL STEALS ULTIMATE SPRINTCAR CHAMPIONSHIP OPENER IN SYDNEY

official release: Valvoline Raceway / Ultimate Sprintcar Championship

October 4, 2015

In front of a huge opening night crowd Victorian Jamie Veal recreated his performance from the corresponding meeting last season by winning the first ever round of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW at Valvoline Raceway.

The difference was this time he literally had to pry the $10,000 from James McFadden’s hands in the last twenty metres of the race as McFadden struggled to regain momentum after sliding over the cushion in turn four with the chequered flags in sight.

“I honestly didn’t think I beat him,” said a clearly surprised Veal, “I saw James jump the cushion and all I could do was hope for the best. The track was awesome tonight and it was a real buzz to win here in front of such a big crowd. It’s very cool to win the first ever round of the USC here in Sydney.”

McFadden was naturally disappointed but found a silver lining in the cloud.

“Of course I’m disappointed we came up short but this is definitely a positive thing for our program,” he conceded, “I made a decision coming up on the lapped car and it wasn’t the situation I was hoping for. We were racy right throughout the race and WDD boys gave me a great car. Moth (Tim Gleeson – crew chief) has worked hard on the car all week since Toowoomba and we’re in a good place here.”

Sydney’s Marty Perovich was lively to say the least in the Network Industry #17 and after a spirited run in the Pole Shootout he gave the interstaters plenty of resistance to eventually run third in the main behind Veal and McFadden.

“On that last restart I just thought what the hell, I don’t care who’s in this race I can win in it too and drove harder. We picked up some spots and here I am on the podium. It’s great to get into the Chase and score third tonight.”

Defending track champion James Thompson kicked off the way he spent most of last season with a smooth consistent run which also netted him Quick Time in the first qualifying session with a faultless lap and an eventual fifth place behind constant arch rival Walsh.

Jamie Veal was the other driver to set quick time in the second group as Valvoline Raceway introduced the split qualifying system for the first time.

Sammy Walsh was his typical swashbuckling self coming from deep in the A-Main line up to run a smoking fourth in the #92 Rocket Industries Maxim.

Danny Reidy is showing signs of another solid season after registering sixth in the Desert Palms Resort #5 Maxim to finish sixth and add his third consecutive top-ten result in the USC rounds he’s contested so far.

Ian Loudoun was a welcome addition to the pits in the Dave Challons / Essendon Ford Eagle to run seventh behind Reidy but considering the amount of ‘moments’ he got caught up in throughout the night the former track champion and Classic winner was a revelation.

Dubbo’s Jeremy Cross was lively in the new look Advantage Wings #39 to finish eighth in what is a solid start to his USC campaign for 2015/2016.

Max Dumesny was a big mover in the main methodically picking his way through the field after coming from the second last spot in the B-Main to eventually finish ninth behind Cross.

Newcastle’s Matt Smith was racy in the #11 Australia-wide Towing KPC and atoned for the disappointment of his huge wreck at Toowoomba the weekend prior with a top ten finish in Sydney that could have easily been a top five.

Darryl Campbell took the stunning #28 Eagle Silicon Ignition Leads entry to eleventh place in what was a solid reward for a emotionally and personal tough off-season for the charismatic glazier.

Robbie Farr was shown as a twelfth place finisher but that was not indicative of the speed or potential of the #7 USC branded Cool Chassis.

With only a couple of laps to run Robbie jumped the turn four cushion and absolutely slammed the main straight wall which consequently saw him spin the car completely in the air before miraculously landing back in the right direction and continuing on to the finish after losing many positions.

Garry Brazier debuted a very cool looking silver bullet style Castrol Edge machine and was the “Braz” of old running solidly and looking very much a top five prospect.

Despite blowing a left rear tyre which took him out of contention late in the race he was still upbeat. “Oh well, these things happen. To tell you the truth I was really having fun tonight. My Dad is back in the pits and he’s made a big difference to all our set ups. I reckon we’re in for a good season with the USC and I can’t wait for next week.”

Jackson Delamont managed thirteenth position despite front wing damage after Toby Bellbowen’s car literally landed on him in one memorable incident with Toby later placing one spot behind in thirteenth.

Grant Anderson finished fourteenth ahead of Alex Orr (who looked rapid early in the night but faded later in the A-Main) in fifteenth, a surprisingly off song Steven Lines in sixteenth ahead of Ben Atkinson, Troy Little, Andrew Wright, Jimmy Matchett, Steve Caunt and Kelly Linigen.

West Aussie teenager Nick Rowe scored his first ever Valvoline Raceway main event win in taking out the Speedcar feature race from fellow teenager Braydan Willmington in second and veteran racer Troy Jenkins home in third.

Rowe looked smooth and fast and rarely put a wheel out of place to lead home second generation racer Willmington in what is a real sign of the times and a great advertisement for the future of the sport in Sydney.

“How good is it to see two kids like that getting a result like this,” admitted Jenkins, “it’s a bright sign for the future that we have so many of these fast young kids in Speedcars.”

It was a personal best result for both Rowe and Willmington.

Earlier in the night ACT Speedcar rising star Michael Stewart carried the American flag during the national anthem laps as a mark of respect for American superstar Tony Elliott who was tragically killed in an aviation accident in the USA earlier that day.

Elliott was widely respected by so many of the Australian Speedway industry and his shock passing has sent a huge wave of sadness through the Aussie and NZ environment.


Glen Philpott was a jubilant winner of the Legend Car main event coming out on top of a very competitive field to lead home Hayden Pascoe in second place and Brad Giffen placed third.

Livewire Legend Racers Brad Giffen and Brendan Rawlings head off to the USA today to join Greg Davis and Michael Cooke as the foursome take on the Americans through the very savvy initiative shared between Speedway Legend Cars Australia and the US.

The next event at Valvoline Raceway is this Saturday, October 10 and features Round Two of the USC NSW, Late Model Sedans and the Bryan Foyle Street Stock Stampede.

 

 

Kyle Hirst Grabs Opening Night Win at Chico

Chico, CA (October 2, 2015) – Kyle Hirst came from his ninth starting spot to win the Friday night opener of the 23rd Annual Fall Nationals at Silver Dollar Speedway. Hirst was the show on and off the track. His high side brilliance during the main event was breathtaking while his emotional post-race speech to the crowd was as good as it gets. Hirst eyes welled up as he said, “This is one that race that I will never forget. It was just so fun to drive this car tonight and the track was perfect.” A total of 54 drivers entered the opening night tribute to Stephen Allard.

Becker won the seven lap dash and by doing so earned the pole position of the 30 lap main event. Becker jumped out to the lead ahead of fellow front row starter Willie Croft. On the second lap, Carson Macedo moved into the second spot. Tyler Walker was also able to clear Croft and moved into third. The race was halted on lap eight when Justyn Cox took a wild ride off turn one. He was unhurt but the damage was too much for him to continue. Two laps later Michael Ing flipped in turn two. Like Cox, Ing was fine but the car was done for the night.

Jonathan Allard was the driver on the move. Allard started 11th but by lap nine he was fourth. The next 10 laps, Allard, Walker and Hirst were all battling for the third spot. While this was happening, up front Becker’s nose wing bracket had collapsed. This made the car a handful for Becker. Macedo closed in but was never able to get around Becker. On lap 24 things tightened up as Hirst used the cushion to perfection. Hirst drove around Allard, Walker and Macedo to move into the second spot on lap 25. By lap 26 he passed Becker. Macedo moved around Becker and began to challenge Hirst for the lead. Macedo was the official lap 28 leader. But as quickly as he earned it, Hirst drove up underneath and passed Macedo coming out of turn two. Hirst was back in the lead and led the final lap and a half with ease. Macedo finished second and Becker held on for third. “I just want to congratulate Kyle on a great race and thank my team for all they do,” said Macedo. “I love coming here and am looking forward to tomorrow night’s finale.” Becker added, “Last year I finished third on the opening night and went on to win the Saturday night race so we will regroup and be back strong tomorrow.” Walker did a nice job and finished fourth. Andy Forsberg started tenth and finished fifth.

Oregon racer Garen Linder won the 12 lap semi main event. Chase Johnson finished second and was followed by Matt Peterson and Bradley Terrell. Johnson was unable to start the main event, so fifth place finishing Dustin Golobic was able to make the feature.

Chase Majdic and Mike Monahan put on a great C main event. Both drivers drove hard for the win. In fact, with three laps to go the two banged wheels on the front stretch but were able to continue on. Majdic ended up the winner. Monahan finished second. Finishing third was Chris Masters. Fourth place went to Heath Hall. All four drivers transferred to the B main.

Tonight qualifying was split into two groups. Shane Golobic earned the fastest lap in group one with an 11.850. Macedo was the quickest in group two with a 12.017.

Wyatt Brown won the 15-lap economy winged sprint car main event. “That was intense racing,” said Brown. “We put this car together this week and I am thankful to everyone who helped me out.” Chris Story was vying for the lead with two laps to go but contact with Brown sent Story upside down and unable to continue on. Brown was then challenged by Shawna Overton with one lap remaining. Overton took the lead going into turn three on the final lap but as she slid back up the track her rear end started to slide around and Brown drove back by her. Keith Mikaelsen was the only other car to finish the race and came home third. Cameron Haney won the lone heat race of the night. Haney was up front during the main event but a mechanical issue sidelined him.

Full results can be found at www.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

 

Thomas and Miller Claim 11th Annual Meents Memorial, Hagen Seals Championship Friday, October 2nd

Belleville, IL - Tyler Thomas of Owasso, Oklahoma claimed the 11th Annual Charlene Meents Memorial at Belle-Clair Speedway after a hard fought battle with Zach Daum for his sixth career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory, while Darren Hagen's podium finish sealed the championship. Joe B. Miller led the final six laps of the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series feature to claim his fifth victory of the 2015 season.

Earning his first-career pole, and in a brand Spike Chassis with Stanton-Fontana power under the hood, Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Illinois led the field to green with Zach Daum to his outside. At the drop of the green flag Daum would take point in the Daum Crop Insurance, Toyota-powered Eagle #5D coming off turn two as Neuman struggled to keep the front wheels on the ground. With one lap in the books, a nine care pile up would occur off turn four involving Tanner Thorson, Austin Brown, Justin Peck, Daniel Adler, Dereck King, Kevin Thomas, Jr., Eric Fenton, Tim Siner, and Joe B. Miller.

Coming back to green, Tyler Thomas would move to the topside and quickly dispatch of Neuman for second. By lap five Thomas was all over Daum for the lead waiting for the right moment to pounce. Entering turn three, Thomas would make his move sliding for the lead only for the caution to fly for Austin Prock and Justin Peck. Resuming racing with nine laps down, Thomas would be all over Daum going down the back stretch and slide for the lead entering turn three, but Daum powered back around, while Darren Hagen took third from Tucker Klaasmeyer.

With 14 laps in the books, the caution would fly as Jake Neuman slowed on the front stretch with a flat left rear tire. On lap 15, Spencer Bayston would move past Tucker Klaasmeyer for the fourth position, only for the red flag to fly one lap later as Terry Babb tipped over on the front stretch after contact with Austin Brown. Coming back to green, Thomas would dive to the bottom of turns three and four, sliding Daum for the lead, but Daum never flinched and drove right around the outside holding onto control. Entering turn one, Thomas would again slide for the lead and briefly take point down the back stretch, only for Daum to retake control coming to the line.

The action would be slowed on lap 20 as Tucker Klaasmeyer's WCI, Toyota-powered BOSS Chassis slowed on the back stretch. Coming back to green, Thomas' BT Machine, Inc., Esslinger-powered Spike Chassis would pounce and again slide Daum for the lead entering turn three, but this time the #5D machine would be unable to return as Thomas would hold the lead down the front stretch. Try as he might, Daum would be unable to get close enough to Thomas to make a move as Thomas would securely cross the line for the 11th Annual Charlene Meents Memorial victory. Darren Hagen would come in third, securely becoming the 2015 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Champion. Tanner Thorson took fourth, while Kevin Thomas, Jr. rounded out the top five.

"When we first started coming here, I was the B-main bandit," said Tyler Thomas. "I've wadded a racecar up here and I never had the best luck here, but man it's really been a good one for us lately. Three wins since SPEED Week last year here. First of all, I've got to thank my dad. He did a really good job setting up the car tonight. It was fun racing with Zach. To race this hard with these guys up here and shake hands about it after the race is pretty awesome."

"We broke a valve spring or retainer, something in the valve train broke there," said Zach Daum. "Something was wrong from the get go. Kind of in a hard spot there; you're leading the thing and you don't want to pull off. It got to the point where we had to bury the right rear in there to get off and it just wouldn't pull itself back off. It was a fun little Belleville race; I never thought I'd say that."

"This team, without these guys this wouldn't be possible," said newly crowned 2015 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Champion, Darren Hagen. "All my sponsors, everybody back at the shop, my car owner Austin Brown, my crew Flea and Corey, without their hard work, we wouldn't have pulled off this championship. It's really a testament to how good the car is, and how good our chemistry is as a team."

In what appeared to be Aaron Andruskevitch's third victory of the 2015 season, a mid-race caution changed Andruskevitch's fate as Miller received a much needed break due to Tucker Klaasmeyer's misfortune. Capitalizing on the caution, Miller applied pressure on Andruskevitch until the duo almost made contact off turn four resulting in Andruskevitch barely hanging on, but ultimately spinning entering turn one. Inheriting and finishing in the second position after Andruskevitch's misfortune, Nic Harris of Atlanta, Illinois would take a 2015 season career-best, holding off Nathan Benson. Jeremy Camp would take fourth, while Joey Wirth rounded out the top five.

"It's fun racing with Aaron like that," said Joe B. Miller. "That's probably the hardest I've had to push it here in a long time. I've got to thank everyone that helps, and all my sponsors. Without all these people, this wouldn't be possible."

"We couldn't do what we do without the fans," said Nic Harris. "Without the fans, racing wouldn't even be a sport. We've had terrible luck this year. I'm just happy we finished a POWRi race. I've got to thank my dad and all my family."

"I had the car all wrong there at the beginning, said Nathan Benson. "Thank God for all those cautions and shock adjusters. We didn't have anything for Joe B, for sure. But we were seventh or eighth early, and we pulled out a podium. Thanks to all the people that make this possible, the FTZ motor ran awesome tonight, so thanks to them."

Midgets

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 5D - Zach Daum, Heat 2: 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer, Heat 3: 67 - Tanner Thorson, Heat 4: 11A - Andrew Felker Toyota Semi-Feature Winner: 3 - Joe B Miller Great Clips Feature Winner: 91T - Tyler Thomas

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 91T - Tyler Thomas 2. 5D - Zach Daum 3. 17 - Darren Hagen 4. 67 - Tanner Thorson 5. 39 - Spencer Bayston 6. 71 - Ryan Robinson 7. 67K - Kevin Thomas 8. 22 - Andy Malpocker 9. 91 - Dereck King 10. 9K - Kyle Schuett 11. 88 - Terry Babb 12. 3 - Joe B Miller 13. 15 - Tim Siner 14. 50 - Daniel Adler 15. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 16. 7 - Austin Brown 17. 39C - Payton Pierce 18. 41 - Austin Prock 19. 3N - Jake Neuman 20. 11A - Andrew Felker 21. 5X - Justin Peck 22. 14E - Eric Fenton

Micros

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer, Heat 2: N2 - Nic Harris, Heat 3: 23 - Jeremy Camp, Heat 4: 8H - Matt Howard, Heat 5: 51B - Joe B Miller, Heat 6: 21 - Aaron Andruskevitch Toyota Semi-Feature Winners: 65E - Chad Elliott; 46 - Zac Taylor Great Clips Feature Winner: 51B - Joe B Miller

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series Feature Results (20 laps): 1. 51B - Joe B Miller 2. N2 - Nic Harris 3. 2B - Nathan Benson 4. 23 - Jeremy Camp 5. 77W - Joey Wirth 6. 1 - Dereck King 7. 14 - Kurt Westerfield 8. 3B - Shelby Bosie 9. 21 - Aaron Andruskevitch 10. 3 - Ayrton Gennetten 11. 46 - Zac Taylor 12. 99 - Alec Long 13. 9 - Austin Stewart 14. 42M - Spencer Montgomery 15. 50 - Brian Jones 16. 30T - Tyler Vantoll 17. 42 - Andy Bishop 18. 22S - Slater Helt 19. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 20. 5X - Bobby Bittle 21. 8H - Matt Howard 22. 65E - Chad Elliott 23. 7C - Chris Cochran

 

 

Dills, Towns, Clay, Langan, And Letsom Coors Championship Night Winners At CGS

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Dirt Monkey Productions) Cottage Grove Speedway would be in action for the final time in 2015 on Saturday September 26th for Championship Night presented by Coors Brewing Company. A full pit area and some great racing would close the campaign out at the historic 1/4-mile clay oval. Classes in competition included the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints, Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, Street Stocks, and the Quality RV Repair Hornets.

Securing the race lead on lap eleven, in the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints, Patrick Dills was in dominant form. The Cottage Grove native, piloting his Jacob Daniels Attorney at Law/Oregon State Representative Cedric Ross Hayden/M.D. Yearous Logging/BC Motorsports #5D KPC, would hold on the rest of the way to win his third main event of the year. He also would be declared the 2015 Clark Printing Extreme Sprint champion in just his second year in a Sprint Car.

After a decent battle for the lead in the IMCA Modifeid main event Cottage Grove's Curtis Towns would eventually secure the position. From there he would stay in the coveted spot to achieve his fourth victory of 2015. Towns and the Superior Fuel Cells/Valley Rose Contruction/West End Performance/IBEW Local 280 #24 X-Factor would claim their second career Modified track championship at “The Grove”.

Towns was not done collecting trophies for the night as he would win the Late Model feature too. He would lead every circuit to put the Superior Fuel Cells/All Pro Steel/Rapid Delivery Service/Superior Silkscreen and Embroidary #42 X-Factor in victory lane for car owners Paul and Maria Culp for the ninth time this year. Towns would also claim the title for the Late Model division becoming the first driver in the modern era to win two championships in the same season.

Kolby Clay was the car to beat in the IMCA Sport Mod ranks. Chauffeuring the West End Performance #16B machine, owned by Frank Brewer, he would lead the entire race. It would be the second victory of the campaign for the Junction City driver. On the championship side of things the A-1 Auto Supply/Furniture Options/Ashley Family Racing #85 machine of Jasper's Gene Ashley would collect his first career championship in his decades long racing career.

Andrew Langan once again would get the job done in the Street Stocks. Langan, also out of Jasper, would win his second straight race of the year in his D&L Truck Parts/Sierra Gear & Axle/West Coast Deferentials #74 Nova. The championship however would be claimed by Chris Sine of Eugene who drove the Murphy Plywood/Pro Auto Racing/Quantum Mechanics/Pure Romance by April #24 Camaro. It would be his first career track championship at CGS.

Finally in the Quality RV Repair Hornets it would be a caution filled affair. But when everything was said and done the Letsom Racing #23 Toyota Echo of Brandon Letsom, from Marcola, would be the winner for the fourth occasion in 2015. Cottage Grove's Chris Pierce, in the Jayson Nelson owned Quality RV Repair/AP Media/Froggy's Towing #28 Acura Integra, would win the title for the second year in a row to become the first ever repeat champion in the Hornet division.

With the 2015 racing season complete another great year is in the books. Be sure and stay tuned on www.cottagegrovespeedway.com for upcoming information about the awards banquet and the 2016 race schedule.

Race Summary: Championship Night presented by Coors Saturday September 26th, 2015 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

Late Models A Feature 1: 1. 42-Curtis Towns; 2. 02L-Tom Lawson; 3. 9-David Schmidt; 4. 20-Josh Sim; 5. 24-Nathan Augustine; 6. 88-Mike Peters; 7. 16-Rob Williams; 8. 15R-Ryan Ronning; 9. 02A-Aaron Lawsom

Clark Printing Extreme Sprints A Feature 1: 1. 5D-Patrick Dills; 2. 1B-Chelsea Blevins; 3. 12-Orion Redmond; 4. 85-Ricky Ashley; 5. 71-Colby Carter; 6. 70-Raquel Ivie; 7. 21-Mike Griffith; 8. 10K-Don Waddell; 9. 66-Brett McGhie; 10. 57-Dusty Redmond

IMCA Modifieds A Feature 1: 1. 24-Curtis Towns; 2. 5M-Jake Mayden; 3. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 4. 68-Bubba Foster; 5. 85-T.J. Langan; 6. 77-Kreg Britton; 7. 11-Steven Sturdevant; 8. 10-Gus Cooper; 9. 84-Eric Ashley; 10. 33E-Austin Bloom; 11. 38-Justin Ryker; 12. 93-Taunton Swaim; 13. 16-Ryan McTaggart; 14. 44-Greg McDonald; 15. 95-Josh Linville; 16. 18R-Ryan Baker; 17. 34-Eric Cooper

IMCA SportMods A Feature 1: 1. 16B-Kolby Clay; 2. 38-Jimmy Owen; 3. 12X-Pamela Graham; 4. 73-Tyler Smith; 5. 85-Gene Ashley; 6. 51N-Jayson Nelson; 7. 51-Roy Kirk Jr.

Street Stocks A Feature 1: 1. 74-Andrew Langan; 2. 24-Chris Sine; 3. 10-Steve Dubisar; 4. 11-Steven Sturdevant; 5. 23-Garrett Barth; 6. 50-Scott Boss

Quality RV Repair Hornets A Feature 1: 1. 23-Brandon Letson; 2. 7-Andrew Mathers; 3. 30-K.C. Scott; 4. 51N-Mike Simmons; 5. 77-Jared Simmons; 6. 03-Eddy Mesceji; 7. 28-Chris Pierce; 8. 11-Joe Maricle; 9. 48-Mike Swaim; 10. 4-Dan Jenkinson; 11. 11D-Richard Dickenson; 12. 7D-Kolby Clay; 13. 5-Kayla Simmons; 14. 12-Daniel Butterfield; 15. 13-Steve Moore; 16. 23F-Marcel Forte; 17. 22A-Justin Austin; 18. 0-James Donaldson; 19. 89-Jim Simmons; 20. 71-Ralph Swaim

 

 

 

Brown and Loyet Headline ASCS Winners, Hagar Sweeps WAR at Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Dan Robinson

ASCS Content courtesy Bryan Hulbert ASCS PR WAR Content courtesy Chad Buford WAR PR WHEATLAND, MO (September 28th, 2015) - In an absolute display of dominance, Brad Loyet parked his Vacuworx No. 05 in Victory Lane for his first triumph at the Lucas Oil Speedway this past Saturday night with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. Derek Hagar completed a weekend sweep in Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps WAR non-wing Sprints. Grain Valley, Missouri's Brian Brown took top honors in ASCS Preliminary action Friday night.

The seventh time Brad Loyet has found Victory Lane since 2012 with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, the win in the fifth annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial was a special one for the Loyet family.

"Anytime you come to a race like this, it's a huge deal. Jesse was a friend of mine. He drove one of my cars before, and actually the first winged car I ever raced was Jesse's car at Lake of the Ozarks Speedway so it's pretty cool to be here in Victory Lane," said Loyet of the win. "I've tried really hard to get a win in a Sprint Car here. I've won in a Midget, but this feel great."

Finally rolling after two failed starts that saw Scottie McDonald and Brian Brown walk away uninjured after taking hard flips, the No. 95 of Matt Covington got the jump to the lead from the pole position. Taking the runner-up spot on Lap 3 from Tony Bruce, Jr., the Loyet Landscaping No. 05 worked the cushion of the Lucas Oil Speedway to run down the A-Rock Material No. 95 of Matt Covington.

Finding traffic by Lap 8, Loyet jumped on the advantage. Closing fast, Loyet raced to the lead on Lap 10.

Caution working Lap 11, the restart saw Derek Hagar go to work on Matt Covington for second. Coming from eighth, the R.E. Enterprises No. 9jr took the spot on Lap 14. Giving chase into traffic, all doors were slammed shut as Brad Loyet raced to victory by 6.803 seconds over Derek Hagar.

"We were way too good early on. We had the car at the beginning that we had at the end last night but hats off to my crew for giving me a good racecar to be able to come from basically mid-pack both nights, and be able to contend for the win," commented Derek when asked about the runner-up finish. "I know how special it is to win this event. I won it last year and Jesse has a special place in all our hearts."

Runner up both nights with the Lucas Oil ASCS, Derek completed a weekend sweep with the Impact Signs W.A.R. Non-Wing Sprints for Hockett Motorsports

Holding off the charge of Tony Bruce, Jr. the third spot went to Matt Covington, who ended a 22 race drought between podium finishes.

"We've had good speed in the car lately, the driver's just been making a few mistakes. I did it out there too. I just stayed bottom to middle too long and Loyet showed me the way on the top, but the car felt great. It was the same car we had last night and you know, I've been on the pole here before, and thought I was going to win and we fell back to fourth on that one, got third on this one, so we're getting better and that's all we can ask for."

Tim Crawley worked middle to top in the closing laps to get to fourth in the Mike Ward Motorsports No. 88x with Danny Lasoski tearing his way through the field from 21st to complete the top five in the Creason Pipeline No. 33L.

Dicing it up with Johnny Herrera and Tony Bruce, Jr. in the closing laps, Ian Madsen was able to grab sixth with Herrera seventh followed by Bruce. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. from 18th was ninth with Wayne Johnson making the most of a 23rd place provisional start to round out the top-ten.

Losing Danny Wood and Ricky Lee Stangl to crashes on Friday night, Matt Close and Danny Lasoski filled in those spots to bring the event count to 53 drivers. Six Heat Races went to Morgan Turpen, Tim Crawley, Johnny Herrera, Brandon Hanks, Jonathan Cornell, and Chance Morton. B-Feature wins went to Seth Bergman, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Randy Martin. Provisional starts were used by Wayne Johnson and Jordan Weaver. It was the first time this season either driver has had to use a provisional.

The final outing of the season for the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region, Jonathan Cornell picked up his fourth series championship.

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network competes next at the Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas on Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17. More information on the Winter Nationals can be found at http://www.devilsbowl.com.

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

Race Results: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region 5th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, Mo.

Friday, September 25, 2015 Car Count: 51

Heat Races (8 Laps): Winners plus the next 10 highest in passing points to the A-Feature. Top 8 in points will redraw.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 14K-Kyle Bellm[2]; 2. 38-Cody Baker[8]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman[9]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn[3]; 5. 14-Randy Martin[1]; 6. 17W-Harli White[6]; 7. 76-Jay Russell[5]; 8. 27-Danny Thoman[7]; 9. 49-Ben Brown[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[1]; 2. 81A-Chris Morgan[2]; 3. 88X-Tim Crawley[4]; 4. 10M-Morgan Turpen[7]; 5. 40-Howard Moore[8]; 6. 16-Anthony Nicholson[3]; 7. 22-Koby Barksdale[6]; 8. (DNF) 88-Scottie McDonald[9]; DNS 7M-Chance Morton

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown[2]; 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell[5]; 3. 77X-Wayne Johnson[4]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[7]; 5. 8M-Kade Morton[1]; 6. 34-Corey Nelson[3]; 7. 91-Steven Russell[6]; 8. 31-Justin Webb[8]; DNS 31N-Kevin Ulmer

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar[2]; 2. 72X-Josh Fisher[3]; 3. 4-Evan Martin[8]; 4. 33-Kris Miller[6]; 5. 3-Dustin Adams[5]; 6. 99-Andrew Turley[7]; 7. (DNF) 85-Forrest Sutherland[4]; 8. (DNF) 9M-Ricky Lee Stangl[1]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[1]; 2. 51-Mitchell Moore[4]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 4. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[8]; 5. 84-Brandon Hanks[6]; 6. 92-Jordan Weaver[7]; 7. 1X-Brad Ryun[3]; 8. (DNF) 24-Lanny Carpenter[5]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 18M-Ian Madsen[6]; 2. 10-Terry Gray[5]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[4]; 4. 48-Dean Hathman[3]; 5. 81W-Danny Wood[1]; 6. 7S-Lee Lengel[7]; 7. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[8]; 8. (DNF) 92J-J.R. Topper[2]

B-Features (12 Laps): Top 2 in each advance to the tail of the A-Feature. B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 88X-Tim Crawley[1]; 2. 10M-Morgan Turpen[3]; 3. 92-Jordan Weaver[5]; 4. 17W-Harli White[7]; 5. 84-Brandon Hanks[4]; 6. 27-Danny Thoman[10]; 7. 8M-Kade Morton[6]; 8. 85-Forrest Sutherland[9]; 9. 33-Kris Miller[2]; 10. 49-Ben Brown[11]; 11. 7M-Chance Morton[12]; DNS 22-Koby Barksdale

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 77X-Wayne Johnson[1]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn[3]; 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson[6]; 4. 88-Scottie McDonald[9]; 5. 91-Steven Russell[7]; 6. 40-Howard Moore[2]; 7. 3-Dustin Adams[4]; 8. 92J-J.R. Topper[10]; 9. 1X-Brad Ryun[8]; 10. 7S-Lee Lengel[5]; DNS 31N-Kevin Ulmer; DNS 81W-Danny Wood

B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 2. 34-Corey Nelson[7]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 4. 24-Lanny Carpenter[10]; 5. 76-Jay Russell[8]; 6. 99-Andrew Turley[4]; 7. 31-Justin Webb[9]; 8. 48-Dean Hathman[3]; 9. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[6]; 10. (DNF) 14-Randy Martin[5]; DNS 9M-Ricky Lee Stangl

A-Feature (25 Laps, top 4 lock into Saturday's A-Feature.): A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown[3]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar[9]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman[1]; 4. 05-Brad Loyet[16]; 5. 18M-Ian Madsen[8]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[13]; 7. 14K-Kyle Bellm[4]; 8. 4-Evan Martin[2]; 9. 28-Jonathan Cornell[7]; 10. 45X-Johnny Herrera[12]; 11. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[11]; 12. 88X-Tim Crawley[17]; 13. 52-Blake Hahn[21]; 14. 23-Seth Bergman[19]; 15. 87-Aaron Reutzel[23]; 16. 81A-Chris Morgan[15]; 17. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington[24]; 18. (DNF) 77X-Wayne Johnson[18]; 19. (DNF) 51-Mitchell Moore[10]; 20. (DNF) 10M-Morgan Turpen[20]; 21. (DNF) 38-Cody Baker[5]; 22. (DNF) 34-Corey Nelson[22]; 23. (DNF) 10-Terry Gray[6]; 24. (DNF) 72X-Josh Fisher[14]

Lap Leader(s): Brian Brown 25 KSE Hard Charger: Brad Loyet +12 FSR High Point: Ian Madsen Provisional(s): Aaron Reutzel (BPP), Matt Covington (BPP)

Race Results: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region 5th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, Mo. Saturday, September 26, 2015

Car Count: 51 Event Count: 53

Heat Races (8 Laps): Winners plus the next 6 highest in passing points to the A-Feature. Top 4 from Friday and Top 4 in passing points will redraw will redraw. Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 10M-Morgan Turpen[1]; 2. 92-Jordan Weaver[3]; 3. 1X-Brad Ryun[6]; 4. 4-Evan Martin[5]; 5. 76-Jay Russell[7]; 6. 5-Matt Close[4]; 7. 72X-Josh Fisher[8]; 8. (DNF) 31N-Kevin Ulmer[2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 88X-Tim Crawley[2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[3]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[8]; 4. 33L-Danny Lasoski[7]; 5. 10-Terry Gray[4]; 6. 40-Howard Moore[1]; 7. 51-Mitchell Moore[5]; 8. 7S-Lee Lengel[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[4]; 2. 14-Randy Martin[3]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[8]; 4. 8M-Kade Morton[1]; 5. 85-Forrest Sutherland[2]; 6. 31-Justin Webb[7]; 7. 33-Kris Miller[5]; 8. (DNF) 49-Ben Brown[6]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 84-Brandon Hanks[2]; 2. 14K-Kyle Bellm[4]; 3. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[8]; 4. 81A-Chris Morgan[3]; 5. 91-Steven Russell[5]; 6. 22-Koby Barksdale[6]; 7. 3-Dustin Adams[7]; 8. 48-Dean Hathman[1]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell[1]; 2. 18M-Ian Madsen[5]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4]; 4. 77X-Wayne Johnson[6]; 5. 16-Anthony Nicholson[2]; 6. 17W-Harli White[8]; 7. 34-Corey Nelson[3]; 8. 27-Danny Thoman[7]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 7M-Chance Morton[1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[3]; 3. 88-Scottie McDonald[7]; 4. 38-Cody Baker[5]; 5. 92J-J.R. Topper[2]; 6. 99-Andrew Turley[6]; 7. (DNF) 24-Lanny Carpenter[4]

B-Features (12 Laps): Top 2 in each advance to the tail of the A-Feature. B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]; 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson[7]; 4. 92-Jordan Weaver[1]; 5. 10-Terry Gray[6]; 6. 17W-Harli White[5]; 7. 40-Howard Moore[9]; 8. 33-Kris Miller[10]; 9. 38-Cody Baker[4]; 10. 48-Dean Hathman[12]; 11. (DNF) 27-Danny Thoman[11]; 12. (DNF) 99-Andrew Turley[8]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[1]; 2. 33L-Danny Lasoski[2]; 3. 76-Jay Russell[4]; 4. 77X-Wayne Johnson[3]; 5. 31-Justin Webb[6]; 6. 5-Matt Close[8]; 7. 7S-Lee Lengel[11]; 8. (DNF) 8M-Kade Morton[5]; 9. (DNF) 72X-Josh Fisher[9]; 10. (DNF) 92J-J.R. Topper[7]; DNS 24-Lanny Carpenter; DNS 31N-Kevin Ulmer

B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 14-Randy Martin[1]; 2. 4-Evan Martin[3]; 3. 91-Steven Russell[5]; 4. 1X-Brad Ryun[2]; 5. 22-Koby Barksdale[7]; 6. 51-Mitchell Moore[9]; 7. 85-Forrest Sutherland[6]; 8. 34-Corey Nelson[10]; 9. 49-Ben Brown[11]; 10. (DNF) 3-Dustin Adams[8]; 11. (DNF) 81A-Chris Morgan[4]

A-Feature (30 Laps): A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[3]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar[8]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 4. 88X-Tim Crawley[11]; 5. 33L-Danny Lasoski[21]; 6. 18M-Ian Madsen[9]; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera[6]; 8. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[2]; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[18]; 10. 77X-Wayne Johnson[23]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel[20]; 12. 14K-Kyle Bellm[13]; 13. 28-Jonathan Cornell[15]; 14. 17-Josh Baughman[7]; 15. 92-Jordan Weaver[24]; 16. 14-Randy Martin[19]; 17. 4-Evan Martin[22]; 18. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 19. 84-Brandon Hanks[12]; 20. 7M-Chance Morton[16]; 21. (DNF) 10M-Morgan Turpen[14]; 22. (DNF) 23-Seth Bergman[17]; 23. (DNF) 21-Brian Brown[5]; 24. (DNF) 88-Scottie McDonald[10] Lap Leader(s): Matt Covington 1-9; Brad Loyet 10-30

KSE Hard Charger: Danny Lasoski +16 FSR High Point: Johnny Herrera Provisional(s): Wayne Johnson; Jordan Weaver

Derek Hagar made it two for two as he took the second night of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway Saturday night with the Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps WAR Series presented by Next LED.

Steve Thomas took the lead from his pole starting position as he was followed by Casey Shuman and Wyatt Burks. With one lap down, the yellow came out for Danny Smith, who stopped in turn four with front end damage.

On the restart, Thomas again took command with Shuman, Burks, and Chris Parkinson behind. Hagar, who was fifth, would start to make his move forward as he passed Parkinson on lap four.

For the next five laps, the top five would stay the same and on lap ten Hagar moved past Burks into third. By lap thirteen with Thomas still in command, Hagar started putting heavy pressure on Shuman for the second spot. A lap later, Hagar got a good run coming off of turn two and moved past Shuman down the backstretch.

On lap sixteen, Hagar made the winning pass as he swept by Thomas into the top spot. Shuman would get by Thomas for second on lap twenty and a lap later, the final yellow would come out for Riley Kreisel, who slid to a stop in turn two with damage to his car. On the restart, Hagar took control with Shuman behind. Burks was able to move past Thomas on lap twenty one with Parkinson moving by into fourth a lap later. Another driver on the move at this point was Mitchell Moore, who moved into fifth on lap twenty three.

By the checked flag, Hagar's lead was nearly half a straightaway in his Hockett Racing/Korte Transportation/Al and Diane's Red Onion Lounge #75. Shuman would finish second in the Hockett Racing/Korte Transportation/Al and Diane's Red Onion Lounge #77 and in the process he took the 2015 WAR Series championship. Burks was a strong third in the Industrial Maintenace Inc.

#11W. He was followed by Parkinson in the Country Kids Daycare/54th Street Grill and Bar/Ozark Barge and Dock Service #65. Parkinson also became the inaugural WAR East champion. Rounding out the top five was Moore in his Kelly Potter owned #51. Thomas was sixth and he was followed by Korey Weyant, Craig Carroll, Brian McClelland, and Gavin Stout.

Heat race winners for the 46 car field were Thomas, Stout, Smith, McClelland, and Kreisel. TJ Muths and Chris Morgan won the two B-mains. Tommy Rockwell and Chris

WAR RESULTS: Friday September 25th, 2015 1st Heat-10 laps 1. 75-Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (7); 2. 87F-Brian McClelland, Tulsa, OK (6); 3. 5$-Danny Smith, Sand Springs, OK (3); 4. 11-Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (9); 5. 24C-Craig Carroll, Collinsville, OK (1); 6. 99-Tony Rost, Utica, NE (5); 7. 15-Gavin Stout, Wichita, KS (10); 8. 21C-Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO (8); 9. 10-Will Register, Sedalia, MO (4); 10. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (2)

2nd Heat-10 laps 1. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (6); 2. 24L-Layne Himebaugh, Collinsville, OK (4); 3.8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (1); 4. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (8); 5. 00-Chad Shields, Grain Valley, MO (7); 6. 95-Tommy Rockwell, Towanda, IL (5); 7. 27J-Mike Schouten, LaMonte, MO (3); 8. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO (9); 9. 20-Steve Thomas, Ludlow, IL (2)

3rd Heat-10 laps 1. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (8); 2. 21-Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (4); 3. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (1); 4. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, Bloomington, IL (6); 5. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO (9); 6. 7X-Clinton Bruns, Little Rock, IA (3); 7. 88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO (2); 8. 7-Rick Jansma, Sibley, IA (7); 9. 7s-Wade Seiler, Alton, IL (5) 4th Heat-10 laps

1. 77T-Tim Crawley, Benton, AR (1); 2. 99W-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (7); 3. 27-Danny Thoman, Lexington, MO (3); 4. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO (6); 5. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (9); 6. 13-Clyde Knipp, California, MO (5); 7. 6-Doug Fry, Wheatland, MO (8); 8. 17W-Harli White, Bristow, OK (2); 9. 97-Kevin Cummings, Tulsa, OK (4)-DNF

5th Heat-10 laps 1. 77-Casey Shuman, Rattlesnake Bend, AZ (4); 2. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (5); 3. 22-Koby Barksdale, Norman, OK (2); 4. 97M-Bret Mellenberdnt, Sioux Falls, SD (6); 5. 19-Brad Ryun, Higginsville, MO (8); 6. 7JR-Robert Black, Blue Springs, MO (3); 7. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO (7); 8. 2- Jay Mounce, Tulsa, OK (1); 9. 13X-JD Black, Grain Valley, MO (DNS)

B-Main 1- 12 laps (Top 3 to A) 1. 97M-Bret Mellenberdnt (1); 2. 5$-Danny Smith (2); 3. 13-Clyde Knipp (7); 4. 11W-Wyatt Burks (14); 5. 93-Taylor Walton (10); 6. 22-Koby Barksdale (3); 7. 88-Chad Tye (11); 8. 15-Gavin Stout (5); 9. 90-Riley (4); 10. 99-Tony Rost (6); 11. 7s-Wade Seiler (13); 12. 9-Casey Baker (9); 13. 7X-Clinton Bruns (8); 14. 17W-Harli White (12); DNS: 97-Kevin Cummings

B-Main 2- 12 laps (Top 3 to A) 1. 27-Danny Thoman (2); 2. 8-Jeff Wingate (3); 3. 19-Brad Ryun (1); 4. 24C-Craig Carroll (5); 5. 00-Chad Shields (4); 6. 95-Tommy Rockwell (6); 7. 20-Steve Thomas (14); 8. 6-Doug Fry (7); 9. 10-Will Register (13); 10. 21C-Chris Desselle (10); 11. 7-Rick Jansma (11); 12. 2-Jay Mounce (12); 13. 7JR-Robert Black (8); 14. 27J-Mike Schouten (9); DNS-13X-JD Black

A-Main- 25 laps 1. 75-Derek Hagar (6); 2. 77-Casey Shuman (2); 3. 65-Chris Parkinson (1); 4. 65M-TJ Muths (7); 5. 55-Kenny Potter (4); 6. 51-Mitchell Moore (14); 7. 77T-Tim Crawley (11); 8. 87F-Brian McClelland (3); 9. 99W-Korey Weyant (5); 10. 24L-Layne Himebaugh (9); 11. 42-Warren Johnson (12); 12. 11-Chris Morgan (8); 13. 70-Pete Palazzolo (16); 14. 19-Brad Ryun (22); 15. 8-Jeff Wingate (20); 16. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker (15); 17. 13-Clyde Knipp (21)-DNF; 18. 12-John Helm (13)-DNF; 19. 5$-Danny Smith (19)-DNF; 20. 21-Ryan Kitchen (10)-DNF; 21. 27-Danny Thoman (18)-DNF; 22. 97M-Bret Mellenberdnt (17)-DNF

WAR RESULTS: Sat. September 26th, 2015 1st Heat-10 laps 1. 20-Steve Thomas, Ludlow, IL (4); 2. 24C-Craig Carroll, Collinsville, OK (9); 3. 99-Tony Rost, Utica, NE (1); 4. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO (3); 5. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (8); 6. 7X-Clinton Bruns, Little Rock, IA (2); 7. 1X-Jacob Davis, Strafford, MO (6); 8. 7-Rick Jansma, Sibley, IA (5); 9. 2C-Zach Clark, Olathe, KS (7)

2nd Heat- 10 laps 1. 15-Gavin Stout, Wichita, KS (1); 2. 11-Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (2); 3. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (6); 4. 77T-Tim Crawley, Benton, AR (8); 5. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (7); 6. 13X-JD Black, Grain Valley, MO (5); 7. 00-Chad Shields, Grain Valley, MO (4); 8. 6-Doug Fry, Wheatland, MO (9); 9. 10-Will Register, Sedalia, MO (3)

3rd Heat- 10 laps 1. 5$-Danny Smith, Sand Springs, OK (2); 2. 99W-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (5); 3. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (8); 4. 24L-Layne Himebaugh, Collinsville, OK (4); 5. 21-Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (6); 6. 99E-Michael Ell, Raymore, MO (9); 7. 2-Jay Mounce, Tulsa, OK (3); 8. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO (7); 9. 13-Clyde Knipp, California, MO (1)

4th Heat- 10 laps 1. 87-Brian McClelland, Tulsa, OK (2); 2. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (1); 3. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (3); 4. 22-Koby Barksdale, Norman, OK (8); 5. 7JR-Tyler Blank, California, MO (6); 6. 95-Tommy Rockwell, Towanda, IL (7); 7. 21C-Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO (4); 8. 88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO (5)

5th Heat- 10 laps 1. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (1); 2. 27-Danny Thoman, Lexington, MO (4); 3. 19-Brad Ryun, Higginsville, MO (3); 4. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, Bloomington, IL (7); 5. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO (2); 6. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO (5); 7. 7s-Wade Seiler, Alton, IL (6); DNS: 17W-Harli White, Lindsay, OK

B-Main 1- 12 laps (top 3 to A) 1. 11-Chris Morgan (1); 2. 55-Kenny Potter (4); 3. 24L-Layne Himebaugh (5); 4. 21-Ryan Kitchen (6); 5. 19-Mitchell Moore (3); 6. 13-Clyde Knipp (15); 7. 7X-Clinton Bruns (9); 8. 7-Rick Jansma (13); 9. 2C-Zach Clark (14); 10. 2-Jay Mounce (12); 11. 42-Warren Johnson (2); 12. 13X-JD Black (8)-DNF; 13. 00-Chad Shields (11)-DNF; 14. 95-Tommy Rockwell (7); 15. 7s-Wade Seiler (10)

B-Main 2- 12 laps (top 3 to A) 1. 65M-TJ Muths (1); 2. 93-Taylor Walton (5); 3. 70-Pete Palazzolo (7); 4. 7JR-Tyler Blank (6); 5. 99-Tony Rost (3); 6. 88-Chad Tye (13); 7. 9-Casey Baker (8); 8. 99E-Michael Ell (4); 9. 12-John Helm (12); 10. 10-Will Register (14); 11. 1X-Jacob Davis (9); 12. 6-Doug Fry (10); 13. 21C-Chris Desselle (11)-DNF; 14. 8-Jeff Wingate (2)-DQ; DNS: 17W-Harli White

A-Main- 25 laps 1. 75-Derek Hagar (5); 2. 77-Casey Shuman (2); 3. 11W-Wyatt Burks (3); 4. 65-Chris Parkinson (4); 5. 51-Mitchell Moore (11); 6. 20-Steve Thomas (1); 7. 99W-Korey Weyant (7); 8. 24C-Craig Carroll (6); 9. 87-Brian McClelland (10); 10. 15-Gavin Stout (12); 11. 11-Chris Morgan (17); 12. 55-Kenny Potter (19); 13. 65M-TJ Muths (18); 14. 27-Danny Thoman (8); 15. 24L-Layne Himebaugh (21); 16. 70-Pete Palazzolo (22); 17. 77T-Tim Crawley (14); 18. 90-Riley Kreisel (13); 19. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker (16); 20. 93-Taylor Walton (20); 21. 5$-Danny Smith (9); 22. 22-Koby Barksdale (15)

 

 

Velesquez wins URSS battle at DCRP as Bubak Claims 3rd Championship

The curtains came down on the URSS 2015 season at Dodge City Raceway Park with Turpin, Oklahoma’s Taylor Velasquez topping the Sprint Car portion of the Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship for the second year in a row.

While Velasquez wired the field in the 30-lap URSS feature it was Colorado’s Jake Bubak claiming his 3rd URSS National Championship in a row with his 5th place finish.

For Velasquez, the triumph in the non-stop 30-lapper marked his first victory of the year aboard the Fronk Oil Co./Piper Trucking No. 21x.

“In nine years in the big Sprint Cars, this has been by far the worst,” a relieved Velasquez commented afterward. “It feels good to finish with a win.”

Starting third, Velasquez needed less than a lap to dispose of front row starters Darren Bowman and Kris Moore for the lead and set sail.

The 24-year-old held nearly a straightaway lead over Kris Moore and Zac Taylor by the time traffic came into play after eight laps, with Taylor and J.D. Johnson slipping around Moore for second and third, respectively, by the tenth lap.

Johnson slid past Taylor for second by the 13th lap with the duo closing in on the leader by the lap 20 mark when Velasquez abandoned the cushion in turns three and four to dabble with the bottom.

Velasquez slipped away once again and cruised on to the checkered flag to secure the win.

“There was actually a little rubber at the bottom of four, I felt like we were going pretty good but you never can tell for sure out front,” Velasquez explained.

In his wake, the battle was on for runner-up honors between Johnson and Taylor with Zach Blurton and Jake Bubak entering the mix over the final ten circuits.

Blurton, who worked the low line relentlessly while the leaders stuck to the cushion through the first half of the race, ultimately emerged with runner-up honors just ahead of Johnson with Taylor and Bubak rounding out the top five. Blurton’s second place finish secured his first URSS Championship as he won the Kansas Regional Championship.

Koby Walters crossed the stripe sixth with Ty Williams, Adam Trimble, Luke Cranston and Brian Herbert completing the top ten.

Bubak, Taylor, Bowman, Walters and Johnson topped heat race action for the 37-car field with Herbert and Jordan Randles winning the “B” Main. The red flag flew on three separate occasions in heat race action for tumbles by Josh Gilcrease, Keefe Hemel and Jeremy Huish. All drivers were okay with Hemel and Huish returning for more action.

Ty Williams earned the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger award moving up from his 14th starting position to claim 7th.

Results:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 9x-Jake Bubak, 2. 44-Clint Schubert, 3. 007-Jordan Randles, 4. 28-Tracey Hill, 5. 1x-Cody Lampe, 6. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 7. 10-Jordan Knight, 8. 18-Brandon Sprott.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 86-Zac Taylor, 2. 34-Adam Trimble, 3. 20-Luke Cranston, 4. 74-Ken Lutters, 5. 9-John Webster, 6. 6-Kaden Taylor, 7. 72-Ray Seemann, 8. 19-Josh Gilcrease.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 9b-Darren Bowman, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 17x-Craig Jecha, 4. 9d-Lance Davis, 5. 7r-Beau Ricke, 6. 83-Austin McLean, 7. 11-Keefe Hemel.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 2j-Zach Blurton, 4. 11k-Tyler Knight, 5. 51r-Ross Essenberg, 6. 3-Ryan Walters, 7. 67-Damien Cain.

Heat Five (8 Laps): 1. 98-J.D. Johnson, 2. 50-Jed Werner, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 911-Ty Williams, 5. 22T-Mike Taylor, 6. 5-Mark Bensenberg, 7. 88j-Jeremy Huish.

First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 97-Brian Herbert, 2. 20-Luke Cranston, 3. 44-Clint Schubert, 4. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 5. 17x-Craig Jecha, 6. 28-Tracey Hill, 7. 7r-Beau Ricke, 8. 11-Keefe Hemel, 9. 1x-Cody Lampe, 10. 3-Ryan Walters, 11. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 12. 22T-Mike Taylor, 13. 10-Jordan Knight. DNS: 19-Josh Gilcrease.

Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 007-Jordan Randles, 2. 911-Ty Williams, 3. 11k-Tyler Knight, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 72-Ray Seemann, 6. 9d-Lance Davis, 7. 83-Austin McLean, 8. 9-Jason Webster, 9. 51r-Ross Essenberg, 10. 18-Brandon Sprott, 11. 6-Kaden Taylor, 12. 5-Mark Bensenberg, 13. 67-Damien Cain.

“A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 2j-Zach Blurton, 3. 98-J.D. Johnson, 4. 86-Zac Taylor, 5. 9x-Jake Bubak, 6. 33-Kob Walters, 7. 911-Ty Williams, 8. 34-Adam Trimble, 9. 20-Luke Cranston, 10. 97-Brian Herbert, 11. 11k-Tyler Knight, 12. 50-Jed Werner, 13. 49-Kris Miller, 14. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 15. 007-Jordan Randles, 16. 17x-Craig Jecha, 17. 74-Ken Lutters, 18. 44-Clint Schubert, 19. 9b-Darren Bowman, 20. 72-Ray Seemann.

 

 

Ontario Topless Sprints   South Buxton Raceway

The grandstands were packed lastnight at South Buxton Raceway! A full moon brought out the best in all the drivers. In the first heat Warren Mahoney 25 had the pole but Joe Bares 19 closed in quickly. John Watson had to pull out of the heat due to motor issues and was unable to return for the feature. It was Warren Mahoney 25 that took the win with Chris Jones 11J close behind. At the start of the second heat it was Justin Martin 7M that had the pole and Kris Root 69 fought to close the gap for first. After the chase it was Justin Martin 7M that won the heat and Chris Van De Wiele 0C in 2nd. The feature started with Justin Martin 7M taking the pole position but it was Chris Jones 11J that took off in the lead with Warren Mahoney 25 running hard in 2nd. The red flag came out during lap ten after an incident with Ian Hunter 26H and Kris Root 69. Ian was out for the night but Kris was able to do necessary repairs and make it back onto the track before the green. By the halfway point of the race Chris Jones 11J was still leading and Justin Martin 7M was able to get ahead of Warren Mahoney 25 for second. Justin was giving chase to Chris Jones and giving all he had to get by the 11J car. The caution came out on lap 18 when Gavin Hunyady 187 spun out in turn 4. The green flag action was halted again on lap 19 when Joe Bares 19 and Chris Jones 11J came into contact on turn 2, which caused the 11J car to stop on the track and sent him all the way to the back of the pack. Upon restart Justin Martin 7M was leading as the 19 car of Joe Bares slid in to the 2nd position with Warren Mahoney 25 close behind in 3rd. When the checker flag was waved its was Justin Martin 7M that clenched the win of our last race of the season making him the 2015 OTS champion! It was an action packed night and once the points were totalled it was Chris Van De Wiele that took the Rookie of the Year award. We here at OTS are looking forward to next season and plan on growing even more. The support of the non wing fans and the drivers of these Sprint cars has been amazing. Keep an eye on the OTS Facebook page for upcoming announcements and expanded race dates for next year.

 

37th Annual IMCA Jackson National

Conclude 2015 Season

At Jackson Speedway

By Dan Voigt, Media Relations

Jackson Speedway

JACKSON, MN – The Season Finale races for the 2015 racing season at Jackson Speedway, the 37th Annual Jackson IMCA Nationals and the Jackson Speedway Touring Season 360 Winged Sprint Season Championships attracted 177 cars to the historic half-mile speedway. Sponsored by the State Bank of Fairmont and KRAQ/KKOJ Radio of Jackson, the evening’s racing program also featured the Doug Cellan Memorial Feature for the IMCA Stock Cars.

Tim Kaeding of San Jose, CA earned the win in the JSTS/Last Deck 360 Winged Sprint 20-lap feature event.

In heat race action, the JSTS 360 Winged Sprint heats went to Derrik Lusk of Jackson, MN; Wade Nygaard of Fargo, ND and Kaley Gharst of Decatur, IL

On behalf of track owner Todd Quiring, Promoter Jon McCorkell and the entire staff of Jackson Speedway, we thank you for an outstanding 2015 racing season and we look forward to bringing you more improvements and bigger and better

JSTS/Last Deck 360 Sprints – Feature – 20 laps – 18 cars

3K – Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA; 2 – Derrik Lusk, Jackson, MN; 11X Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls, SD; 7 – Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL; 75C – Casey Heser, Jackson, MN; 20K – Thomas Kennedy, Winnepeg, Manitoba Canada; 21K Lou Kennedy Jr., Winnepeg, Manitoba Canada; 35 – Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN; 9N – Wade Nygaard, Fargo, ND; 13MJH – Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN; 64 – Brandon Bosma, Round Lake, MN; 23S – Stuart Snyder, Waverly, NE; 33 – James Broty, Webster, MN; 612 – Isaac Schreurs, Sioux Falls, SD; 07 – Derek Anderson, Estherville, IA; 612J – Jeff Schreurs, Garretson, SD; Chase Viebrock, New Richmond, MN(DNF); 03 – Jamey Ogston, Duluth, MN(DNS).

JSTS 360 Sprints – Heat 1 – 8 laps

2 – Lusk; 11X – Bakker; 20K – T. Kennedy; 33 – Broty; 612J – J. Schreurs; 03 – Ogston(DNF).

JSTS 360 Sprints – Heat 2 – 8 laps

9N – Nygaard; 75C – Heser; 13MJH- Halverson; 23S – Snyder; 64 – Bosma; 07 – Anderson.

JSTS 360 Sprints – Heat 3 – 8 laps

7 – Gharst; 21 – L. Kennedy; 3K – Kaeding; 35 – Prochaska; 612 – I. Schreurs; 19 – Viebrock.

 

 

Decker Claims Win as First Female Winner in POWRi West History!

Tulsa, OK| September 27,2015; An outstanding 30 cars signed in for action at Port City Raceway as the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series invaded the 1/8. The 4 8 lap heat races would be won by Matt Sherrell, Grady Chandler, AJ Burns and Michelle Decker. The single 15 lap B-Feature would be won by Blake Edwards

Grady Chandler and AJ Burns would bring the nights 25 lap A-feature to green. Chandler would look to have the advantage until contact was made allowing Decker to move to the lead. Tight racing throughout the field ensued as Matt Sherrell made several attempts to race past Decker. Running the top Sherrell would be challenged for the second spot from Hernandez creating a 3 way battle for the lead.

Action packed racing would be going on behind the leaders as Ty Hulsey and Eric Fenton would make a charge to the front after transferring from the nights B-Feature. Out front it was still the triolet Decker, Sherrell, and Hernandez racing side by side nearly every single lap. In the end cautions would play to the advantage for the smooth 4M of Decker as it kept the track clear and she would lead all 25 laps to become the 6 different feature winner and the first ever female to win a Lucas Oil POWRi West A feature.

After the feature when asked what it meant to be the first female winner with the series Decker replied "It means a lot, Stephanie and I, we both worked really hard, what you see on the race track is pretty much what she has and she works incredibly hard and to get her a win, and as hard as everyone works on this team, it's really cool." She went on to say "It shows the dedication Stephanie has for her team, Perry and I work really hard in the shop, the guys at Kenny Browns did us right this weekend helped us get the motor put back in it, and maintenanced it out cause it was up there and Perry and I could'nt work on it, pure dedication.

Matt Sherrell would finish 2nd, Anton Hernandez 3rd, Jason McDougal 4th, and the nights hard charger Ty Hulsey would round out the top 5.

15 lap B-Feature

1) 17E- Blake Edwards 2) 7S-Pat Schudy 3) 21- Ty Hulsey 4) 14E- Eric Fenton 5) 14B David McIntosh 6) 111- Kaley Engstrom 7) 0A- Clint Woolbright 8) 9U- Doug McCune 9) 9$- Kyle Clark 10) 30T- Larry Bratti 11) 44- Jared Sewell 12) 41- Brad Thompson 13) 35X- Zachary Hampton DNS) 1-Bobby Brewer

Total Comm 25 lap A-Feature: 1) 4M- Michelle Decker 2) 35- Matt Sherrell 3) 52- Anton Hernandez 4) 73- Jason McDougal 5) 21- Ty Hulsey 6) 0B- Kurt Blackaby 7) 23- Hannah Adair 8) 8- Alex Sewell 9) 14E- Eric Fenton 10) 27K- Kyle Keeler 11) 7S- Pat Schudy 12) 1OU- AJ Burns 13) 85- Matt Johnson 14) 59- Grady Chandler 15) 83- Shane Weeks 16) 20X- Noah Harris 17) 91K- Kevin Bayer 18) 96- Cody Brewer 19) 17E- Blake Edwards 20) 2- Travis Scott

Contingency Winners Team #FFMP Heat 1-Matt Sherrell Shock Doc Heat 2- Grady Chandler Rod End Supply Heat 3- AJ Burns iRaceTv Heat 4- Michelle Decker

5th place Rod End Supply-TyHulsey 7th place Dirty Knuckle Garage Clothing- Hannah Adair 9th- Total Comm - Eric Fenton 11th place Autoglass Unlimited - Pat Schudy 13th place Dirty Knuckle Garage Clothing- Matt Johnson 15th place Mud X - Shane Weeks 17th place Shock Doc- Kevin Bayer 20th place Autoglass Unlimited -Travis Scott Factor 1 Hard Charger - Ty Hulsey Race Bumper Hard Luck Award - Noah Harris

 

 

Mike Martin Stands Tall in “Brawl for It All” as Funk Claims Mod Title

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (September 26, 2015) – The USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars “Brawl for It All” lived up to its moniker on Saturday night with Yuma native Mike Martin emerging victorious in the hard-fought 30-lapper atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

Along with Martin, other Saturday night winners included Jason Noll in IMCA Modifieds, Matt Martinez in Pure Stocks, Paul Martin in Micro Sprints and Tony Martin in Dwarf Cars while Garrett Funk finished off the track IMCA Modified points championship with a fourth-place run.

While Mike Martin started the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast “Brawl for It All” feature in fifth, Charles Davis, Jr., and Stevie Sussex mixed it up for the lead much of the way until Davis, Jr., looped it with less than ten laps to go, collecting USAC Southwest points leader R.J. Johnson in the process.

Sussex found himself back out front, only to have Andrew Reinbold and Martin race by in a duel for the lead. Martin finally took the top spot and led the final four circuits to capture his third win of the year aboard the Sherwin Williams/Ultimate Offroad No. 16 Maxim.

Reinbold settled for runner-up honors after starting 13th with Nick Aiuto, Chris Bonneau and Sussex rounding out the top five.

In 9th World Vapors IMCA Modified action, Jason Noll continued his recent hot streak by charging from the tenth starting position to capture his third win in a row ahead of pole starter John Parmeley, Bo Partain, Garrett Funk and Jay Foster. With his drive from ninth to fourth, Zelenka earned the track championship by 33 points over Shawn Zelenka with George Fronsman another 15 points back in third.

Matt Martinez kept his roll going in Arizona Differential Pure Stock competition by racing from fifth to capture his tenth win of the year ahead of Chris McCurdy, Jr., with Zack Madrid, Ty Weider and Steve Bitting also among the top five.

Paul Martin rallied from five rows deep for his first Micro Sprint win of the year ahead of Jarrett Martin and Dustin Cormany while Tony Martin raced from the sixth row to pick up his third triumph in the last four Dwarf Car outings ahead of last-place starter Eric Muse and Ed Schuhlke.

Action resumes at Canyon Speedway Park with the 15th Annual Sands Chevrolet USAC Hall of Fame Classic on October 23-24 featuring USAC/CRA Sprint Cars along with Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, Micro Sprints and Vintage Cars.

Canyon Speedway Park

September 26, 2015 Results

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars “Brawl for It All”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-14.141; 2. R.J. Johnson, 77M, Michael-14.173; 3. Stevie Sussex, 21AZ, Burkhart-14.314; 4. Shon Deskins, 20, Deskins-14.450; 5. Michael Curtis, 11C, Turner/Wheeler-14.457; 6. Chris Bonneau, 78, Bonneau-14.499; 7. Nick Aiuto, 27, Aiuto-14.612; 8. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Massey-14.681; 9. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-14.782; 10. Brian Hosford, 32B, Weber-14.838; 11. Dennis Gile, 13, Gile-14.847; 12. Mike Bonneau, 29, Bonneau-14.867; 13. Andy Reinbold, 19, Underwood-14.902; 14. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-14.915; 15. Tom Ogle, 48, Ogle-14.920; 16. Larry Gibson, 2X, Gibson-14.954; 17. Tyler Seavey, 74, Williams-15.034; 18. Matt Lundy, 1, Lundy-15.120; 19. Josh Shipley, 2, Bishop-15.186; 20. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-15.611; 21. Chris Fiore, 69, Fiore-15.885; 22. Bruce St. James, 7K, St. James-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Reinbold, 2. Martin, 3. Hosford, 4. Aiuto, 5. Shipley, 6. Deskins, 7. Gibson. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Davis, 2. Johnson, 3. Pelkey, 4. Seavey, 5. Gile, 6. Curtis, 7. Mihocko. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Rossi, 2. M.Bonneau, 3. Sussex, 4. Lundy, 5. C.Bonneau, 6. Fiore, 7. Ogle. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Mike Martin, 2. Andy Reinbold, 3. Nick Aiuto, 4. Chris Bonneau, 5. Stevie Sussex, 6. Brian Hosford, 7. Josh Pelkey, 8. Tom Ogle, 9. Josh Shipley, 10. Tye Mihocko, 11. Matt Rossi, 12. Tyler Seavey, 13. Charles Davis Jr., 14. R.J. Johnson, 15. Shon Deskins, 16. Michael Curtis, 17. Mike Bonneau, 18. Dennis Gile, 19. Matt Lundy, 20. Larry Gibson, 21. Chris Fiore. NT

9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 92p-John Parmeley, 2. 74-Garrett Funk, 3. 11x-Shawn Zelenka, 4. 41-George Fronsman, 5. 00-Nate Warren, 6. 59-Mark Stewart, 7. 12-Guy Norton, 8. 65-Tim Palmer, 9. 15s-William Slocum.

Heat Two: 1. 75c-Bo Partain, 2. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 3. 44-Jason Noll, 4. 19-Jay Foster, 5. X04-Mike Strobl, 6. 67-Jim Colllinsworth, 7. 78-Steve Stultz, 8. 99-Joey Wampole.

“A” Feature: 1. 44-Jason Noll, 2. 92c-John Parmeley, 3. 75c-Bo Partain, 4. 74-Garrett Funk, 5. 19-Jay Foster, 6. 00-Nate Warren, 7. 78-Steve Stultz, 8. 59-Mark Stewart, 9. X04-Mike Strobl, 10. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 11. 41-George Fronsman, 12. 12-Guy Norton, 13. 99-Joey Wampole, 14. 65-Tim Palmer, 15. 67-Jim Collinsworth, 16. 11x-Shawn Zelenka, 17. 15s-William Slocum.

Arizona Differential Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. 51-Jeff Carter, 2. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 3. 5z-Zack Madrid, 4. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 5. 5j-Jacob Madrid, 6. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 7. 6i-Dale Irby, 8. 41-Robert Linn

Heat Two: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 22-Jesse Johnson, 3. Z28-Ty Weidner, 4. 7-Steve Bitting, 5. 51j-Gary Everett, 6. 04b-Justin Bishop, 7. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin, 8. 27T-John Todd.

“A” Feature: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 3. 5z-Zack Madrid, 4. Z28-Ty Weidner, 5. 7-Steve Bitting, 6. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 7. 22-Jesse Johnson, 8. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 9. 5j-Jacob Madrid, 10. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin, 11. 04b-Justin Bishop, 12. 27T-John Todd, 13. 41-Robert Linn, 14. 51j-Gary Everett, 15. 51-Jeff Carter, 16. 6i-Dale Irby.

Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 37j-Dustin Cormany, 2. 16-Pat Wing, 3. 50-Ray Herrera, 4. 77-Aaron Miller, 5. 42-Kenny Hilton, 6. 9-Marty Morin.

Heat Two: 1. 41-Colton Hardy, 2. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 3. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 4. 7-Mason Keefer, 5. 4-Ryan Walter, 6. 66-Brandon Sutton.

Heat Three: 1. 71-Cody Batten, 2. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 3. 29-Paul Martin, 4. 27-Doug Tallent, 5. 28-Mark Morin.

“A” Feature: 1. 29-Paul Martin, 2. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 3. 37j-Dustin Cormany, 4. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 5. 42-Kenny Hilton, 6. 27-Doug Tallent, 7. 71-Cody Batten, 8. 4-Ryan Walter, 9. 50-Ray Herrera, 10. 7-Mason Keefer, 11. 66-Brandon Sutton, 12. 9-Marty Morin, 13. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 14. 77-Aaron Miller, 15. 28-Mark Morin, 16. 16-Pat Wing, 17. 41-Colton Hardy.

Dwarf Cars:

Heat One: 1. 24-Steven Keith, 2. 93-A.J. Breau, 3. 2n-Cale Rudy, 4. 10-Helen Hennessey, 5. 55-John Levitt, 6. 38-Jeff Foster, 7. 09-Rob Deines, 8. 66-Frank Rhodes, 9. 44-Daniel Lamm.

Heat Two: 1. 41-Tony Martin, 2. 21-Roy Baldwin, 3. 47-Steve Kapaun, 4. 88-Ed Schuhlke, 5. 29-Cory Brown, 6. 2-Mike Williams, 7. 14-Dillon Miller, 8. 11-Heather Hennessey, 9. 9n-Grant William.

Heat Three: 1. 9-John Foster, 2. 05-Chad Stewart, 3. 90-Randy Deines, 4. 00-Tim Cotherman, 5. 64-Rusty Degroat, 6. 46-Kevin Davis, 7. 96-Tyler Inscore, 8. 75-Scott Deines, 9. 7-Eric Muse.

“A” Feature: 1. 41-Tony Martin, 2. 7-Eric Muse, 3. 88-Ed Schuhlke, 4. 05-Chad Stewart, 5. 10-Helen Hennessey, 6. 21-Roy Baldwin, 7. 46-Kevin Davis, 8. 2-Mike Williams, 9. 38-Jeff Foster, 10. 14-Dillon Miller, 11. 93-A.J. Breau, 12. 9-John Foster, 13. 96-Tyler Inscore, 14. 2n-Cale Rudy, 15. 66-Frank Rhodes, 16. 75-Scott Deines, 17. 11-Heather Hennessey, 18. 00-Tim Cotherman, 19. 29-Cory Brown, 20. 44-Daniel Lamm, 21. 55-John Levitt, 22. 47-Steve Kapaun, 23. 40-Randy Deines, 24. 64-Rusty Degroat, 25. 09-Rob Deines, 26. 24-Steven Keith.

 

 

CUMMINS IS ROCK STEADY AT THE CLASS TRACK FALL ROUNDUP

Haubstadt, IN - September 26, 2015 - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series drivers competed at Tri-State Speedway Saturday night during the third annual Class Track Fall Roundup. Kyle Cummins of Princeton, IN, won the 25 lap feature. The victory was his second for this event in that he also won it in 2014. Cummins has also won two of the last three MSCS features held at the track this season. The winning sprint car was the 3R deployed by the Rock Steady Racing Team owned by Hank Byram. The car is powered by a Cummins Race Engine and sponsored by Pro Glide Coatings and Creative Finishing. The winner’s share of the purse was $2,000.

Twenty cars started the sprint car feature. Max McGhee was the early leader. He started third on the field and held off pole sitter Zach Daum for the first nine laps. Daum left the track and competition during a yellow flag erasing his chance for a top finish. On the restart Cummins was running second and he would take the lead on lap 16 with one of his patented passes down the backstretch and into turn three. By lap eighteen Brady Short had moved up behind him and the two would match speed at the front of the pack for the final eight circuits. Short would finish second. Kent Schmidt of Owensville, IN, took third place with a last lap pass which dropped McGhee to fourth place. Brandon Mattox would finish fifth. Mattox had the best finish for the four drivers penalized starting positions for reporting late to staging.

Dakota Jackson, Jordan Kinser, Chet Williams, Aric Gentry, and Bub Cummings made up the rest of the top ten. Braxton Cummings was eleventh and received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award. Chet Williams, who started twentieth, was the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the race in moving up to eighth. Max McGhee and Kyle Cummins won the two preliminary heat races. Brandon Mattox earned the most passing points for the drivers during the two heat races.

The work area was very busy all night during the MSCS portion of the program. There were five caution periods during the feature with as many as three cars receiving attention at the same time. Dakota Jackson made two separate stops in an effort to replace a front shock, restarted at the back, and then raced his way to a sixth place finish. There were 7 drivers though who were unable to make repairs and could not finish the event.

The final event for the Midwest Sprint Car Series will be held on October 10th at Tri-State Speedway. The Harvest Cup that night will pay $3,000 to win. Traditionally that is the night that the series crowns it’s new champion and rookie of the year. Brady Short had a good points night at the Roundup. The 11 points Brady gained over Carson Short was the insurance he needed to assure that he will be the MSCS Champion for 2015. Brandon Morin also has a lock on the Rookie of the Year honors!

SCHNAPF AND DAUM ARE WINNERS IN THE MODS & MIDGETS

Stephen Schnapf of Newburgh, IN, roared to his second UMP Open Wheel Modified feature in a row this week at Tri-State Speedway. Stan Beadles of Owensville, IN, finished second and claimed his highest finish of the season. Dave Beck, Clay Lane, and Matt Lane rounded out the top five for the sixteen car field. Stephen Schnapf and Clay Lane won the heat races.

On October 10th the modifieds will be running for $1,000 to win. The MMSA Mini- Sprints will also be on the race card that evening.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets competed in a 30 lap feature. Sixteen cars started the Ford EcoBoost Challenge event. Former series champion Zac Daum of Pocahontas, IL, proved to be the fastest driver in setting a blistering pace and he won that main event. Critter Malone was second. These two drivers were the only two drivers to bring cars to compete in both the sprint and midget races. However Malone finished a spot ahead of Daum in the sprints.

Austin Brown, Andrew Felker, and Derek King rounded out the top five for the midgets. Darren Hagen would finish sixth. Zach Daum and Austin Brown won the two heat races. Gage Walker, who won the August POWRi feature held at Tri-State, was a scratch for the feature.

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

SUMMARY THE CLASS TRACK FALL ROUNDUP Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN September 26, 2015

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (20 Entries)

First Heat - 17 Max McGhee, 7 Chris Malone, 28 Brandon Mattox, 5K Kent Schmidt, 11P Brady Short, 3 Dakota Jackson, 9 Jordan Kinser, 90 Patrick Budde, 15J Nick Johnson, 38 Chet Williams

Second Heat - 3R Kyle Cummins, 74 Tony Main, 4B Donny Brackett, 21 Carson Short, 5d Zach Daum, 10 Aric Gentry, 71 Bub Cummings, 41 Jim Shelton, 71B Braxton Cummings, 11 James Lyerla

Feature (25 Laps) - 3R Kyle Cummins, 11P Brady Short, 5K Kent Schmidt, 17 Max McGhee, 28 Brandon Mattox, 3 Dakota Jackson, 9 Jordan Kinser, 38 Chet Williams, 10 Aric Gentry, 71 Bub Cummings, 71B Braxton Cummings, 90 Patrick Budde, 74 Tony Main, 21 Carson Short, 7 Chris Malone, 5d Zach Daum, 15J Nick Johnson, 4B Donny Brackett, 41 Jim Shelton, 11 James Lyerla

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds: (16 Entries)

First Heat - 77 Stephen Schnapf, 71x Dave Beck, 84 Stan Beadles, 57 Matt Hines Second Heat - 25c Clay Lane, 10 Matt Lane, 54 Josh McPherson, 99d Nathan Deisher

Feature (25 Laps) - 77 Stephen Schnapf, 84 Stan Beadles, 71x Dave Beck, 25c Clay Lane, 10 Matt Lane, 57 Matt Hines, 17 Richie Ary, 41 Lance Foreman, 99d Nathan Deisher, 54 Josh McPherson, 45 Mike Hussman, 11P Larry Parker, 14 Shawn Cates, 87 Samantha Beadles, 03 Zach Dennis, 15T Clifford Tooley

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series (17 Entries)

First Heat - 5D Zach Daum, 11A Andrew Felker, 9K Kyle Schuett, 91 Dereck King Second Heat - 7 Austin Brown, 7c Critter Malone, 5x Justin Peck, 3N Jake Neuman

Feature (30 Laps) - 5D Zach Daum, 7C Critter Malone, 7 Austin Brown, 11A Andrew Felker, 91 Dereck King, 17 Darren Hagen, 3N Jake Neuman, 11c Chet Gehrke, 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer, 9K kyle Schuett, 41 Austin Prock, 11R Ryan Criswell, 4A Ted Kirkpatrick, 50 Daniel Adler, 1 Scott Hatton, 5X Justin Peck

 

 

Hagar Sweeps WAR at Lucas Oil; Shuman crowned WAR champion

Wheatland, MO(September 26, 2015)-Derek Hagar made it two for two as he took the second night of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway Saturday night with the Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps WAR Series presented by Next LED. Steve Thomas took the lead from his pole starting position as he was followed by Casey Shuman and Wyatt Burks. With one lap down, the yellow came out for Danny Smith, who stopped in turn four with front end damage. On the restart, Thomas again took command with Shuman, Burks, and Chris Parkinson behind. Hagar, who was fifth, would start to make his move forward as he passed Parkinson on lap four. For the next five laps, the top five would stay the same and on lap ten Hagar moved past Burks into third. By lap thirteen with Thomas still in command, Hagar started putting heavy pressure on Shuman for the second spot. A lap later, Hagar got a good run coming off of turn two and moved past Shuman down the backstretch. On lap sixteen, Hagar made the winning pass as he swept by Thomas into the top spot. Shuman would get by Thomas for second on lap twenty and a lap later, the final yellow would come out for Riley Kreisel, who slid to a stop in turn two with damage to his car. On the restart, Hagar took control with Shuman behind. Burks was able to move past Thomas on lap twenty one with Parkinson moving by into fourth a lap later. Another driver on the move at this point was Mitchell Moore, who moved into fifth on lap twenty three. By the checked flag, Hagar's lead was nearly half a straightaway in his Hockett Racing/Korte Transportation/Al and Diane's Red Onion Lounge #75. Shuman would finish second in the Hockett Racing/Korte Transportation/Al and Diane's Red Onion Lounge #77 and in the process he took the 2015 WAR Series championship. Burks was a strong third in the Industrial Maintenace Inc. #11W. He was followed by Parkinson in the Country Kids Daycare/54th Street Grill and Bar/Ozark Barge and Dock Service #65. Parkinson also became the inaugural WAR East champion. Rounding out the top five was Moore in his Kelly Potter owned #51. Thomas was sixth and he was followed by Korey Weyant, Craig Carroll, Brian McClelland, and Gavin Stout. Heat race winners for the 46 car field were Thomas, Stout, Smith, McClelland, and Kreisel. TJ Muths and Chris Morgan won the two B-mains. Tommy Rockwell and Chris Desselle took hard flips in their respective B-Mains. Both were uninjured.

1st Heat-10 laps 1. 20-Steve Thomas, Ludlow, IL (4); 2. 24C-Craig Carroll, Collinsville, OK (9); 3. 99-Tony Rost, Utica, NE (1); 4. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO (3); 5. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (8); 6. 7X-Clinton Bruns, Little Rock, IA (2); 7. 1X-Jacob Davis, Strafford, MO (6); 8. 7-Rick Jansma, Sibley, IA (5); 9. 2C-Zach Clark, Olathe, KS (7) 2nd Heat- 10 laps 1. 15-Gavin Stout, Wichita, KS (1); 2. 11-Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (2); 3. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (6); 4. 77T-Tim Crawley, Benton, AR (8); 5. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (7); 6. 13X-JD Black, Grain Valley, MO (5); 7. 00-Chad Shields, Grain Valley, MO (4); 8. 6-Doug Fry, Wheatland, MO (9); 9. 10-Will Register, Sedalia, MO (3) 3rd Heat- 10 laps 1. 5$-Danny Smith, Sand Springs, OK (2); 2. 99W-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (5); 3. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (8); 4. 24L-Layne Himebaugh, Collinsville, OK (4); 5. 21-Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (6); 6. 99E-Michael Ell, Raymore, MO (9); 7. 2-Jay Mounce, Tulsa, OK (3); 8. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO (7); 9. 13-Clyde Knipp, California, MO (1) 4th Heat- 10 laps 1. 87-Brian McClelland, Tulsa, OK (2); 2. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (1); 3. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (3); 4. 22-Koby Barksdale, Norman, OK (8); 5. 7JR-Tyler Blank, California, MO (6); 6. 95-Tommy Rockwell, Towanda, IL (7); 7. 21C-Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO (4); 8. 88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO (5) 5th Heat- 10 laps 1. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (1); 2. 27-Danny Thoman, Lexington, MO (4); 3. 19-Brad Ryun, Higginsville, MO (3); 4. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, Bloomington, IL (7); 5. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO (2); 6. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO (5); 7. 7s-Wade Seiler, Alton, IL (6); DNS: 17W-Harli White, Lindsay, OK B-Main 1- 12 laps (top 3 to A) 1. 11-Chris Morgan (1); 2. 55-Kenny Potter (4); 3. 24L-Layne Himebaugh (5); 4. 21-Ryan Kitchen (6); 5. 19-Mitchell Moore (3); 6. 13-Clyde Knipp (15); 7. 7X-Clinton Bruns (9); 8. 7-Rick Jansma (13); 9. 2C-Zach Clark (14); 10. 2-Jay Mounce (12); 11. 42-Warren Johnson (2); 12. 13X-JD Black (8)-DNF; 13. 00-Chad Shields (11)-DNF; 14. 95-Tommy Rockwell (7); 15. 7s-Wade Seiler (10) B-Main 2- 12 laps (top 3 to A) 1. 65M-TJ Muths (1); 2. 93-Taylor Walton (5); 3. 70-Pete Palazzolo (7); 4. 7JR-Tyler Blank (6); 5. 99-Tony Rost (3); 6. 88-Chad Tye (13); 7. 9-Casey Baker (8); 8. 99E-Michael Ell (4); 9. 12-John Helm (12); 10. 10-Will Register (14); 11. 1X-Jacob Davis (9); 12. 6-Doug Fry (10); 13. 21C-Chris Desselle (11)-DNF; 14. 8-Jeff Wingate (2)-DQ; DNS: 17W-Harli White A-Main- 25 laps 1. 75-Derek Hagar (5); 2. 77-Casey Shuman (2); 3. 11W-Wyatt Burks (3); 4. 65-Chris Parkinson (4); 5. 51-Mitchell Moore (11); 6. 20-Steve Thomas (1); 7. 99W-Korey Weyant (7); 8. 24C-Craig Carroll (6); 9. 87-Brian McClelland (10); 10. 15-Gavin Stout (12); 11. 11-Chris Morgan (17); 12. 55-Kenny Potter (19); 13. 65M-TJ Muths (18); 14. 27-Danny Thoman (8); 15. 24L-Layne Himebaugh (21); 16. 70-Pete Palazzolo (22); 17. 77T-Tim Crawley (14); 18. 90-Riley Kreisel (13); 19. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker (16); 20. 93-Taylor Walton (20); 21. 5$-Danny Smith (9); 22. 22-Koby Barksdale (15)

 

 

Beauchamp wins sprint feature, Prince adds modified win as Crouch and Cavaness claim bomber wins

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Lincoln Park Speedway celebrated its champions on Saturday night as racing action concluded for the season with an excellent evening of competition. Scott Hampton (sprint cars), Jay Humphrey Jr. (modifieds), Josh Boller (super stocks) and Josh Settles (bombers) were each recognized as champions of their respective classes before the A-main features. The top-10 and rookies of the year were also awarded for their efforts this season. It was fitting that Boller finished the season in the same way that he began the 2015 campaign, with a victory. Boller captured the season points championship spurred on by his first career victory to start the season. He wrapped up the LPS season in the same manner, with his sixth win of the season as he held off a two-wide challenge from Ralph Groomer and Steve Peeden over the final laps. A caution flew with four laps remaining, but Boller got off to a strong re-start and powered away for the victory ahead of Groomer and Peeden as Kenny Carmichael Jr. and Brazil’s Larry Raines wrapped up the top-five. The sprint car feature wasn’t without some dramatics as Brent Beauchamp got past Jeff Bland Jr. with two laps remaining to pick up the victory. Bland led the opening 19 laps as Beauchamp slowly reeled him in before he pulled a slider into turn four that caused contact between the two cars. Beauchamp secured the pass, but a caution flag nullified the move and re-set the original lineup with Bland Jr., Beauchamp, Ethan Barrow, Hampton and JJ Hughes in the top-five. When the field went green once again, Bland initially opened a small gap, but Beauchamp reeled him back in with three laps remaining. The two rocketed into turn one riding the top side as Beauchamp slid high and Bland got into the loose dirt above the cushion and lost momentum. Beauchamp locked down the top spot and stayed there for the final circuits to claim the win. Ethan Barrow returned to action after a hiatus during the season and ran a very strong third-place after winning his heat race. Hampton and Hughes wrapped up the top-five. In the UMP Modified feature, Tim Prince and Derek Groomer battled through the early stages of the A-main with Groomer in front. The pair ran door-to-door for the fourth and fifth laps before Prince slid across the front of Groomer and into the lead. Groomer tried to return the favor at the opposite end of the track, but brought out the caution as he went off the top of the track. Prince held down the lead the remainder of the way to claim his first victory at Lincoln Park Speedway. Cullen Goodman and Jay Humphrey Jr. battled Prince to the checkered flag and finished with top-three finishes ahead of Kenny Carmichael Jr. and Brent Hudson. Thirty-five bombers were in the pits at LPS this weekend as Scott Crouch claimed his first career feature win in the opening A-main and Megan Cavaness garnered her second win of the season by claiming the second feature of the night. Crouch trailed Carlos Bumgardner Sr., RJ Pruitt and Cody Wright through the first five laps with a three-car battle between Kyle Prince, Josh Litton and Ryan Freeland in tow. With just five laps remaining, Bumgardner came to a stop in turn two as his mechanical misfortune became Crouch’s good fortunte. When the field went green, Crouch took over the lead ahead of Pruitt with Wright and Litton behind them. A caution flew with just one lap remaining, but Crouch was able to maintain his lead for the win ahead of Litton, Ron Smith, Joey Cox and Wright. In the final feature, Cavaness started up front and stayed there to win ahead of Donald Smiley, Jerry Hutto and Raymond Funkhouser Jr.

Sprint car feature 1. Brent Beauchamp, 2. Jeff Bland Jr., 3. Ethan Barrow, 4. Scott Hampton, 5. JJ Hughes, 6. Hunter ONeal, 7. Travis Berryhill, 8. Mitch Wissmiller, 9. Kevin Studley, 10. Jadon Rogers, 11. Lee Underwood, 12. Eric Burns, 13. William Frederickson, 14. Conner Donelson, 15. Jake Henderson, 16. Dylan Shaw, 17. Chris Babcock, 18. David Hair, 19. Shelby VanGilder, 20. Ben Phillips, 21. Troy Link

UMP Modified feature 1. Tim Prince, 2. Cullen Goodman, 3. Jay Humphrey Jr., 4. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 5. Brent Hudson, 6. Dan Lewellen, 7. Josh McDaniel, 8. Josh Settles, 9. Mick Landis, 10. Jerry Bland Jr., 11. Scott Ricketts, 12. Michael Fish, 13. Derek Groomer, 14. Fred Grayless, 15. Dave Popielarz, 16. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 17. Gary Ricketts, 18. JR Watkins, 19. Doug Bryant Jr., 20. Kenny Weaver

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Josh Boller, 2. Ralph Groomer, 3. Steve Peeden, 4. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 5. Larry Raines, 6. Doug McCullough, 7. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 8. Michael Ham, 9. Paul Wright, 10. Jacob Leitzman, 11. Rob Paris, 12. Steve Ware, 13. Larry Babbs, 14. James Campbell, 15. Chris Campbell, 16. Kenny Fields, 17. Jim Turner, 18. Scotty Massie, 19. C.J. Bryan, 20. Hayden Rogers, 21. Will Barnett, 22. Randy Brawley, 23. Kris Starks

Bomber feature 1 1. Scott Crouch, 2. Josh Litton, 3. Ron Smith, 4. Joey Cox, 5. Cody Wright, 6. Chucky Walden, 7. Travis Rodgers, 8. Kyle Prince, 9. Dustin Colvin, 10. Mark Dickerson, 11. Ryan Freeland, 12. Jacob Ham, 13. Glenn Ogden, 14. RJ Pruitt, 15. Travis Heramb, 16. Tom Cox, 17. Kyle Krupa, 18. Tim Brickert, 19. Carlos Bumgardner Sr., 20. Bob Farris

Bomber feature 2 1. Megan Cavaness, 2. Donald Smiley, 3. Jerry Hutto, 4. Raymond Funkhouser Jr., 5. Timothy Brickert, 6. Zane Fields, 7. Brandon Alleyn, 8. Bobby Tarrh Jr., 9. Mike Smith, 10. Chad Nolte, 11. Keivan Clodfelter, 12. Michael Clark, 13. James Stuckey, 14. Lenny Krupa III, 15. DJ Smiley

 

 

HAUDENSCHILD, SCOTT, DUNCAN, GARDNER, HENSEL JR., HEYDER, SHAW, & DANLEY WIN WCS’ BLOWOUT FEATURES

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, September 26, 2015

By Mike Swanger

The 50th season of racing came to a close at Wayne County Speedway Saturday night with the running of the third annual Blowout presented by AAA. The night had some close racing action along with some wild moments. Millersburg’s Brad Haudenschild would start on the pole of the Fisher Performance Sprint feature but action would be slowed before lap two went in the books as Pete Grove got sideways in turn one and collected Sam Ashworth who flipped and ended his night while Kirk Jeffries ended on his side but would continue as would Jim Morris who stayed up right. Grove also went pitside. Haudenschild and his Kempthorn Auto Mall, Fire & Ice Pub and J&J Racing #38 would not be challenged as he posted his 7th win of the season. Racing for top five finishes was intense as Jimmy Colvin would take second from Jordan Harble on lap three while Jordan Ryan and Jamie and Chris Myers would wheel and deal for positioning lap after lap. During the last five laps, Colvin started to fade and on the last lap Harble was able to power past Colvin with Chris Myers right beside Harble and finished inches behind Harble. Colvin, who set fast time, ended 4th with Jordan Ryan taking fifth. TJ Michael flipped in hot laps/qualifying coming out of turn four and went into the front stretch catch fence as he was ok but his sprinter was not. Jimmy Colvin and Chris Myers won the $100 to win heat races. The Lias Tire Super Late Model feature would have Mansfield’s Randy Scott and Alan Baker on the front row with Scott grabbing the lead and Mike Bores challenging Baker for second. On lap two, Baker and Bores touched in turn two and sent Baker into the back stretch retaining tires and he bounced off those and came back onto the track when Ryan Markham clipped the back of Baker’s car and sent Markham on a series of barrel rolls down the back stretch, completely destroying the #5m of Markham as he would climb out ok. Baker’s night was over also. As the race resumed, Scott would hold off Bores, who was able to get to the inside of Scott in turns one and two but could never get the lead. As the race wound down, Scott, who was filling in for his son Cody, started to pull away from Bores, and would put the Fultz Fabriaction, M R Trucking and Draime Engines #92 into victory lane, Randy’s first win in over 7 years. Rick Bond would finish third behind Bores as Jay Helton and Blaine Aber would fill out the top five. Bond and Brad Malcuit won the $100 to win heats as Markham was fast qualifier. Charlie Duncan of Millersburg would go flag to flag for his fourth win in the Harriger Towing Rush Late Model feature. Driving the Hall’s Auto Sales, Kar Connection and Nationwide Vehicle Protection #240 would be hounded by Ryan Markham as Markham would go high in turns one and two and power his way to get along side Duncan down the back straightaway but the same line was not working for Markham in turns three and four as Duncan’s ride was working better on the low side of that corner. Behind the two leaders, Justin Chance was battling off Pa. drivers Colton Flinner and Corey McPherson for third with Matt Shipley behind that threesome. The last six circuits of the race would see Duncan pull away from quick qualifier Markham for the win as Chance held off Flinner for third with Shipley taking fifth from McPherson with two to go. Picking up the $50 to win heat races were Duncan and Chance. With a multitude of cautions in the early part of the Aamco Transmissions Super Stock main, fifth starting Paul Holmes would find himself out front with Miamisburg’s Brandon Gardner in tow. Gardner would use the high line in turns one and two and get beside Holmes down the back stretch several times and on the last lap was able to put the Schaffer Oil, RDL, and Innovative Graphics in front and as they came out of turn four Holmes would spin, bringing out the caution one last time. Tyler Thompson made a run at fast qualifier Gardner on the last restart, but came up short as Gardner collected his third win of the season. Pole sitter Frank Oriti recovered from an early caution to finish third while Dustin Daugherty ran a solid race long fourth as Jim Nicely came back from an early caution also to fill out the top five. Holmes and Thompson collected the $50 to win heat races. In heat race action, TA Perrine flew over the turn two guardrail and never stopped, coming back onto the track, receiving a standing ovation from the large crowd as he continued in the heat race. Gary Hensel Jr. of Wooster shot into the lead from his 4th starting position on lap one with sixth starting Dale Beckett on his back bumper and those two would duel for the win all race long of the WQKT Mini Stock feature. Beckett could never find a way to get around the Painful Desires Tatoo’s, J& M Carpentry and Smitley Towing #28h of Hensel Jr. as he would win his first feature of the year. Michael Rose would work his way through the field from his 13th starting spot to capture third as Mark Adkins and Chris Priebe rounded out the top five. The $25 to win heat races went to Trae Schonauer and Beckett. Galena’s Rolly Heyder swept the Mini Truck races and he becomes the only driver to win two features in the three year history of the Blowout at WCS. Colton Locker made a last lap charge and the two bumped coming out of turn four with the checkered flag waving. The Connell’s Furniture, Jack Maxton Chevrolet and James Madison Insurance #10 of Heyder would win by inches. Dwayne Powell and Joey Heyder would finish third and fourth. Donnie Danley would take the lead from Nick Large on lap three and pick up his first Mini Wedge win as Billy Dawson Zoe Stafford, Nick Large and Logan Duncan would follow. Nick Large would win the heat race. After the race, the season long points awards were awarded as Billy Dawson won the track championship with 672 points as he won 7 features on the year. Jolene Voshel was runner up with 587 points backed by 8 top five finishes and three seconds during the season. Logan Duncan finished third with 548 points with three wins and 9 top fives. Matthew Moore finished with 372 points for fourth place as he had two second place finishes with 7 top fives. Mike Winters lead the opening 6 laps of the Flat Track Carts but his Cart would conk out and give the lead to Colton Shaw and he would drive away for his first win aboard the #01 cart. Brandon Gardner and Brad Haudenschild jumped into the carts and finished second and third while John Mullinex and Jack Lamborn rounded out the top five. Jamie Johnson and Shaw won the heat races. All of the Fast Qualifiers won a $100 thanks to Fisher Performance, Jim Nicely, Larry Bellman and Jason and Kristin Flory. For Banquet information, go to the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, September 26, 2015

FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Fast Qualifier Jimmy Colvin 15.362 Heat 1 Jimmy Colvin, Jordan Ryan, Jamie Myers, Roger Campbell, Pete Grove, Sam Ashworth, Jim Morris, Danny Mumaw, Mitch Harble dns, TJ Michael dns Heat 2 Chris Myers, Brad Haudenschild, Jordan Harble, Shawn Hubler, Kirk Jeffries, Clay Riney, Davey Jones, Jason Dolick, Jeremy Shambaugh, Nick Patterson Feature Brad Haudenschild, Jordan Harble, Chris Myers, Jimmy Colvin, Jordan Ryan, Jamie Myers, Shawn Hubler, Davey Jones, Roger Campbell, Jim Morris, Clay Riney, Nick Patterson, Kirk Jeffries, Jeremy Shambaugh, Jason Dolick, Danny Mumaw, Pete Grove, Sam Ashworth, Mitch Harble dns, TJ Michael dns

LIAS TIRE SUPER LATE MODELS Fast Qualifier Ryan Markham 18.077 Heat 1 Rick Bond, Mike Bores, Jeremy Mizer, Jay Helton, Blaine Aber, Aaron Phillis, Wayne Maffett Jr., Ryan Markham Heat 2 Brad Malcuit, Randy Scott, Alan Baker, Tim Rager, Larry Bellman, Jerry Aber, Chuck Kimble, Ashley Todd Feature Randy Scott, Mike Bores, Rick Bond, Jay Helton, Blaine Aber, Jerry Aber, Tim Rager, Ashley Todd, Larry Bellman, Aaron Phillis, Brad Malcuit, Jeremy Mizer, Alan Baker, Ryan Markham, Wayne Maffett Jr., Chuck Kimble dns

HARRIGER TOWING RUSH LATE MODELS Fast Qualifier Ryan Markham 19.153 Heat 1 Charlie Duncan, Ryan Markham, Brandon Gardner, Colton Flinner, Matt Shipley, Jim Cochran, Jamie Miller, Jim Nicely Heat 2 Justin Chance, Corey McPherson, Alan Dellinger, Mitch Basich, Brandon Perkins, WL Stile, Josh Stoica Feature Charlie Duncan, Ryan Markham, Justin Chance, Colton Flinner, Matt Shipley, Corey McPherson, Brandon Perkins, Jim Nicely, Mitch Basich, Jim Cochran, Josh Stoica, WL Stile, Brandon Gardner, Alan Dellinger, Jamie Miller

AAMCO TRANSMISSIONS SUPER STOCKS Fast Qualifier Brandon Gardner 20.740 Heat 1 Paul Holmes, Brandon Gardner, Bob Daugherty, Dustin Daugherty, Steve Wolford, Tyler Nicely, Trae Schonauer, Chris Albright, Kyle Michalo, Danny Jones Heat 2 Tyler Thompson, Frank Oriti, Brandon Craver, Richard Grogg, Jim Nicely, Paul Kern, Don Rutt, Dennis Amstutz, TA Perrine, Jordan James dns Feature Brandon Gardner, Tyler Thompson, Frank Oriti, Dustin Daugherty, Jim Nicely, Dennis Amstutz, TA Perrine, Jordan James, Paul Holmes, Danny Jones, Bob Daugherty, Tyler Nicely, Don Rutt, Chris Albright, Steve Wolford, Richard Grogg, Kyle Michalo, Trae Schonauer, Brandon Craver, Paul Kern dns

WQKT MINI STOCKS Heat 1 Trae Schonauer, Brad Hensel, Mark Adkins, Colton Priebe, Wes Staley, Dakota Wells, Michael Rose, Jordan James, Billy Parsons Heat 2 Dale Beckett, Gary Hensel Jr., Michael Workman, Colton St. John, Chris Priebe, Eddy Geary, Mike Hensel, Matt Miller Feature Gary Hensel Jr., Dale Beckett, Michael Rose, Mark Adkins, Chris Priebe, Jordan James, Brad Hensel, Trae Schonauer, Colton St. John, Wes Staley, Mike Hensel, Eddy Geary, Matt Miller, Dakota Wells, Michael Workman, Colton Priebe, Billy Parsons

MINI TRUCKS Heat 1 Rolly Heyder, Colt Locker, Dwayne Powell, Russell Brinker, Joey Heyder Feature Rolly Heyder, Colt Locker, Dwayne Powell, Joey Heyder, Russell Brinker dns

MINI WEDGES Heat 1 Nick Large, Logan Duncan, Billy Dawson, Donnie Danley, Jolene Voshel, Caitlin Johnson, Evan Large, Austin Pyle, Zoe Stafford, Matthew Moore dns Feature Donnie Danley, Billy Dawson, Zoe Stafford, Nick Large, Logan Duncan, Evan Large, Matthew Moore, Jolene Voshel, Austin Pyle, Caitlin Johnson

FLAT TRACK CARTS Heat 1 Jamie Johnson, Brad Haudenschild, Mike Winters, Chris Hoffer, Zach Myers, Jack Lamborn, Justin Patterson dns Heat 2 Colton Shaw, Brandon Gardner, Alec Ousley, John Mullinex, #44, Chris Mullinex dns Feature Colton Shaw, Brandon Gardner, Brad Haudenschild, John Mullinex, Jack Lamborn, #44, Zach Myers, Chris Hoffer, Alec Ousley, Mike Winters, Jamie Johnson dns, Chris Mullinex dns, Justin Patterson dns

 

 

Daum "Dauminates" Ford EcoBoost Challenge at Tri-State Speedway Saturday, September 27th

Haubstadt, IN - Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Illinois claimed his second POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory of 2015, "Dauminating" the Ford EcoBoost Challenge at Tri-State Speedway. Recovering from a violent wreck overseas earlier in 2015, Daum was sidelined for a better part of the 2015 season hindering his bid to defend his POWRi championship titles.

Starting on the pole for the 30 lap feature event, Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Missouri paced the field in the Sixty-Six Truck and Foreign Salvage-Stanton SR-11 powered-BOSS Chassis # 11A, sharing the front row with Justin Peck of Monrovia, Indiana. At the drop of the green flag, Felker would narrowly lead Peck to turn one as Peck took the lead entering the backstretch, only for the yellow to fly as Darren Hagen and Scott Hatton ended up tangled in turn one. Lined back up for a complete restart, Felker would again get the jump going down the front stretch, only for Peck's Duracoat Products-Esslinger-powered-DRC Chassis to power into the lead coming off turn two and set a torrid pace as Zach Daum moved past Felker for second. As Peck worked the high-side of the high-banked ¼ mile, stretching his lead by the lap, Zach Daum worked to put space between himself and Felker.

With six laps in the books, Ryan Criswell would bring out the caution and bunch the field back up. As Peck led the field back to green, Zach Daum would take advantage of the opportunity and slide Peck for the lead entering turn one, fully taking the position down the back stretch. On lap eight Austin Brown and Critter Malone would move past Felker, as Justin Peck took to the infield one lap later.

Daum craftily worked his way through lap traffic, sticking mainly to the high side and dispatching of cars lap after lap. On lap 20, Critter Malone worked past Austin Brown for second. Daum set a blistering pace, lapping all the way up to seventh. However Daum hit a sticking point as his Daum Crop Insurance-Toyota-powered Eagle #5D came upon the Esslinger-powered BOSS Chassis #17 driven by Darren Hagen. Finally dispatching of Hagen on lap 29, Daum captured his second victory of 2015, while Critter Malone took second and Austin Brown, third. Andrew Felker brought home fourth and Dereck King rounded out the top five.

"I freaking love this place," said Zach Daum. "I won my first big midget race here; the Hut Hundred. We did 100 laps on the bottom here and won that, and we put about 25-30 together on the top. This thing ran flawlessly tonight. I'm so happy. This is big right now. We've worked really hard on this team. We stepped our program up; we try to do better every week. I'd like to finish the year out strong."

"We've raced the midget twice in the last ten years and both times have been here and run second," said second place finisher Critter Malone. "I'm not sure what our plans are right now [regarding future midget races]. We were planning on going sprint car racing, but I need to see how bad that was from tonight. We'll see what happens. We might show up there."

"We had a pretty good run," said third place finisher Austin Brown. "Flea and Corey gave me a good car tonight. I think the driver tailed off a little bit at the end. I should have adjusted my line on the track, but Critter wound up getting by us and that was my fault. But, we had a good run tonight and I'm happy to be here. It was an awesome track tonight, so hopefully it was good for the fans. The preparation on this facility is awesome, I always love coming here. It's definitely one of the best tracks to run at."

Midgets Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 5D - Zach Daum, Heat 2: 7 - Austin Brown Great Clips Feature Winner: 5D - Zach Daum

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 5D - Zach Daum 2. 7C - Critter Malone 3. 7 - Austin Brown 4. 11A - Andrew Felker 5. 91 - Dereck King 6. 17 - Darren Hagen 7. 3N - Jake Neuman 8. 11C - Chett Gehrke 9. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 10. 9K - Kyle Schuett 11. 41 - Austin Prock 12. 11R - Ryan Criswell 13. 4A - Ted Kirkpatrick 14. 50 - Daniel Adler 15. 1 - Scott Hatton 16. 5X - Justin Peck

 

 

Bell Scores USAC Midget and Silver Crown Wins; Meseraull Comes Up Victorious in Sprint Cars

Big Crowd Watches Four Crown Nationals; Bell Also Won NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race in July at Eldora

ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 26, 2015) – Christopher Bell may be only 20 years old, but he looked like a long time veteran in winning the USAC Midget and Silver Crown races as part of the Four Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Bell dominated the Silver Crown race after starting on the pole and led every lap and he led most of the laps after starting fourth in the USAC Midget race earlier in the night.

“This feels good,” Bell said. “This Silver Crown deal has been so tough on me. I’ve been fast a couple times, but just couldn’t get the job done. It’s cool to be able to come out here and win. This is my third year in the Midgets and I’ve been good all three years, but finished second both times. It’s nice to be able to win two races.”

Kody Swanson was second in the USAC Silver Crown division while Chris Windom was third. Shane Cottle, who started ninth, was fourth while Brady Bacon was fifth.

In the Midget race, Rico Abreu was second followed by veteran Tracy Hines. Tanner Thorson and Kevin Thomas Jr rounded out the top-five.

The USAC Sprint Car race was quite entertaining as Swanson took the early lead, but on lap four Chase Stockon, who started sixth, passed him for the lead. He held the lead until lap nine when Bryan Clauson shot past him on the outside on the mainstretch to take the point.

It appeared to be Clauson’s race to win, but on lap 15, he bushed the wall in turn two and cut his tire as he entered turn four. He went to the work area to replace it, but had to restart 22nd.

Stockon took the lead because of Clauson’s misfortune, but right after the restart Meseraull, from San Jose, California, passed him on the frontstretch and led the rest of the way to take the victory.

It was Meseraull’s first National Sprint Car win.

“This is my first National Sprint Car win,” Meseraull said. “You can take that to the bank. Just super excited to be in front of these awesome fans her at the house that Earl (Baltes) built. Eldora is the race to win and I can’t believe I won it.”

The race was red flagged midway through when Kevin Thomas Jr., flipped wildly in turn one. He was checked and released from the care center.

Swanson, from Kingsburg, California, finished second, while Dave Darland, from Lincoln, Indiana was third. Clauson rallied to finish an impressive fourth, while Scotty Weir was fifth.

The penultimate race on Eldora Speedway’s calendar is next week at the UMP Fall Nationals for the Modifieds come to Eldora for a three day show starting on October 1. Tickets can be purchased at www.EldoraSpeedway.com or by calling (937) 338-3815.

34th Annual Four Crown Nationals (Night 2) September 26, 2015

USAC National Midgets

Qualifying 1.63-Bryan Clauson, 16.886; 2.97-Rico Abreu, 16.962; 3.71-Christopher Bell, 17.110; 4.67-Tanner Thorson, 17.254; 5.24-Tracy Hines, 17.377; 6.67K-Kevin Thomas Jr, 17.389; 7.19-Steve Drevicki, 17.488; 8.25-Steve Buckwalter, 17.523; 9.27-Thomas Meseraull, 17.523; 10.91T-Tyler Thomas, 17.543; 11.50-Tony DiMattia, 17.570; 12.39-Spencer Bayston, 17.591; 13.37-Brady Bacon, 17.664; 14.4-Ryan Greth, 17.680; 15.52-Issac Chapple, 17.680; 16.23-Davey Ray, 17.705; 17.91-Austin Nemire, 18.177; 18.74-Todd Wills, 18.282; 19.9-Kevin Wills, 18.294; 20.5-Gary Gipson, 18.705; 21.71X-Robert Bell, 99.999;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 67-Tanner Thorson[5] ; 2. 63-Bryan Clauson[6] ; 3. 23-Davey Ray[1] ; 4. 37-Brady Bacon[2] ; 5. 19-Steve Drevicki[4] ; 6. 91T-Tyler Thomas[3] ; 7. 9-Kevin Wills[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 97-Rico Abreu[6] ; 2. 24-Tracy Hines[5] ; 3. 27-Thomas Meseraull[4] ; 4. 50-Tony DiMattia[3] ; 5. 52-Issac Chapple[2] ; 6. 91-Austin Nemire[1] ; 7. 5-Gary Gipson[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 71-Christopher Bell[6] ; 2. 25-Steve Buckwalter[4] ; 3. 67K-Kevin Thomas Jr[5] ; 4. 4-Ryan Greth[2] ; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston[3] ; 6. 74-Todd Wills[1] ; 7. 71X-Robert Bell[7]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 71-Christopher Bell[4] ; 2. 97-Rico Abreu[5] ; 3. 24-Tracy Hines[2] ; 4. 67-Tanner Thorson[3] ; 5. 67K-Kevin Thomas Jr[1] ; 6. 19-Steve Drevicki[7] ; 7. 39-Spencer Bayston[12] ; 8. 50-Tony DiMattia[11] ; 9. 27-Thomas Meseraull[8] ; 10. 4-Ryan Greth[15] ; 11. 91T-Tyler Thomas[10] ; 12. 37-Brady Bacon[13] ; 13. 91-Austin Nemire[17] ; 14. 52-Issac Chapple[14] ; 15. 23-Davey Ray[16] ; 16. 74-Todd Wills[18] ; 17. 63-Bryan Clauson[6] ; 18. 71X-Robert Bell[21] ; 19. 9-Kevin Wills[19] ; 20. 25-Steve Buckwalter[9]

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USAC National Sprint Cars

Qualifying 1.32-Chase Stockon, 16.204; 2.66-Thomas Meseraull, 16.378; 3.63X-Bryan Clauson, 16.541; 4.69-Brady Bacon, 16.555; 5.18X-Scotty Weir, 16.675; 6.10E-Jerry Coons Jr, 16.678; 7.63-Kody Swanson, 16.720; 8.12-Robert Ballou, 16.740; 9.17N-Nick Bilbee, 16.841; 10.71P-Dave Darland, 16.859; 11.11-Hunter Schuerenberg, 16.886; 12.15-Brandon Whited, 16.890; 13.20N-Chad Boespflug, 16.902; 14.2M-Brandon Spithaler, 16.953; 15.17RW-Kevin Thomas Jr, 16.997; 16.81-Jon Stanbrough, 17.007; 17.21S-Dallas Hewitt, 17.072; 18.24P-Shane Cockrum, 17.084; 19.5-Justin Grant, 17.086; 20.4-Tracy Hines, 17.087; 21.15F-Aaron Farney, 17.087; 22.57-Shane Cottle, 17.111; 23.89-Shawn Westerfeld, 17.126; 24.46-Cody Gardner, 17.135; 25.24-Landon Simon, 17.153; 26.4F-Michael Fischesser, 17.303; 27.27-Beau Stewart, 17.322; 28.32M-Derek Hastings, 17.344; 29.18-Jarett Andretti, 17.349; 30.21H-Travis Hery, 17.349; 31.23E-Tyler Courtney, 17.393; 32.21X-Chris Windom, 17.404; 33.50-Tony DiMattia, 17.435; 34.66J-Josh Spencer, 17.499; 35.30-CJ Leary, 17.500; 36.1-Jake Scott, 17.514; 37.24X-Kyle Simon, 17.572; 38.42-AJ Hopkins, 17.596; 39.9N-Luke Hall, 17.600; 40.44-Dickie Gaines, 17.612; 41.17R-Kyle Robbins, 17.662; 42.77-Dustin Smith, 17.684; 43.14X-Chad Wilson, 17.696; 44.12X-Kent Wolters, 17.706; 45.7M-Brandon Moore, 17.722; 46.2-Dustin Ingle, 17.725; 47.14-Cooper Clouse, 17.729; 48.53-Steve Little, 17.832; 49.97X-Tyler Hewitt, 17.850; 50.39-Matt Goodnight, 18.029; 51.71-Robert Bell, 18.420; 52.96-Riley VanHise, 18.634; 53.37-Aaron Pierce, 99.999;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 4-Tracy Hines[1] ; 2. 32-Chase Stockon[6] ; 3. 21S-Dallas Hewitt[2] ; 4. 18X-Scotty Weir[5] ; 5. 18-Jarett Andretti[8] ; 6. 20N-Chad Boespflug[3] ; 7. 17N-Nick Bilbee[4] ; 8. 24-Landon Simon[7] ; 9. 50-Tony DiMattia[9] ; 10. 24X-Kyle Simon[10] ; 11. 17R-Kyle Robbins[11] ; 12. 7M-Brandon Moore[12]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 71P-Dave Darland[4] ; 2. 66-Thomas Meseraull[6] ; 3. 57-Shane Cottle[1] ; 4. 10E-Jerry Coons Jr[5] ; 5. 2M-Brandon Spithaler[3] ; 6. 24P-Shane Cockrum[2] ; 7. 4F-Michael Fischesser[7] ; 8. 2-Dustin Ingle[12] ; 9. 77-Dustin Smith[11] ; 10. 42-AJ Hopkins[10] ; 11. 21H-Travis Hery[8] ; 12. 66J-Josh Spencer[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 11-Hunter Schuerenberg[4] ; 2. 63X-Bryan Clauson[6] ; 3. 63-Kody Swanson[5] ; 4. 17RW-Kevin Thomas Jr[3] ; 5. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[1] ; 6. 5-Justin Grant[2] ; 7. 9N-Luke Hall[10] ; 8. 23E-Tyler Courtney[8] ; 9. 14-Cooper Clouse[12] ; 10. 27-Beau Stewart[7] ; 11. 14X-Chad Wilson[11] ; 12. 30-CJ Leary[9]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 15F-Aaron Farney[2] ; 2. 81-Jon Stanbrough[3] ; 3. 12-Robert Ballou[5] ; 4. 21X-Chris Windom[8] ; 5. 46-Cody Gardner[1] ; 6. 15-Brandon Whited[4] ; 7. 44-Dickie Gaines[10] ; 8. 53-Steve Little[12] ; 9. 32M-Derek Hastings[7] ; 10. 12X-Kent Wolters[11] ; 11. 69-Brady Bacon[6] ; 12. 1-Jake Scott[9]

C-Main - (8 Laps) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[7] ; 2. 30-CJ Leary[3] ; 3. 14-Cooper Clouse[15] ; 4. 44-Dickie Gaines[8] ; 5. 50-Tony DiMattia[1] ; 6. 2-Dustin Ingle[14] ; 7. 42-AJ Hopkins[6] ; 8. 24X-Kyle Simon[5] ; 9. 14X-Chad Wilson[11] ; 10. 66J-Josh Spencer[2] ; 11. 17R-Kyle Robbins[9] ; 12. 7M-Brandon Moore[13] ; 13. 53-Steve Little[16] ; 14. 97X-Tyler Hewitt[17] ; 15. 71-Robert Bell[19] ; 16. 1-Jake Scott[4] ; 17. 37-Aaron Pierce[21] ; 18. 39-Matt Goodnight[18] ; 19. 96-Riley VanHise[20]

B-Main - (12 Laps) 1. 69-Brady Bacon[1] ; 2. 24P-Shane Cockrum[6] ; 3. 17N-Nick Bilbee[2] ; 4. 15-Brandon Whited[3] ; 5. 23E-Tyler Courtney[16] ; 6. 24-Landon Simon[10] ; 7. 18-Jarett Andretti[14] ; 8. 44-Dickie Gaines[20] ; 9. 9N-Luke Hall[17] ; 10. 20N-Chad Boespflug[4] ; 11. 30-CJ Leary[18] ; 12. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[8] ; 13. 46-Cody Gardner[9] ; 14. 4F-Michael Fischesser[11] ; 15. 32M-Derek Hastings[13] ; 16. 2M-Brandon Spithaler[5] ; 17. 14-Cooper Clouse[19] ; 18. 27-Beau Stewart[12] ; 19. 21H-Travis Hery[15] ; 20. 5-Justin Grant[7]

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 66-Thomas Meseraull[5] ; 2. 63-Kody Swanson[1] ; 3. 71P-Dave Darland[10] ; 4. 63X-Bryan Clauson[4] ; 5. 18X-Scotty Weir[3] ; 6. 32-Chase Stockon[6] ; 7. 21S-Dallas Hewitt[15] ; 8. 12-Robert Ballou[8] ; 9. 21X-Chris Windom[23] ; 10. 10E-Jerry Coons Jr[2] ; 11. 23E-Tyler Courtney[22] ; 12. 17N-Nick Bilbee[9] ; 13. 11-Hunter Schuerenberg[11] ; 14. 44-Dickie Gaines[24] ; 15. 24P-Shane Cockrum[16] ; 16. 57-Shane Cottle[19] ; 17. 15-Brandon Whited[12] ; 18. 81-Jon Stanbrough[14] ; 19. 18-Jarett Andretti[21] ; 20. 4-Tracy Hines[18] ; 21. 69-Brady Bacon[7] ; 22. 15F-Aaron Farney[17] ; 23. 17RW-Kevin Thomas Jr[13] ; 24. 24-Landon Simon[20] ; 25. 30-CJ Leary[25]

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USAC Silver Crown

Qualifying 1.99-Christopher Bell, 17.125; 2.63-Kody Swanson, 17.385; 3.48-Brady Bacon, 17.705; 4.98-Chris Windom, 17.754; 5.20-Jerry Coons Jr, 17.942; 6.71-Shane Cockrum, 17.981; 7.30-CJ Leary, 17.995; 8.17-Kevin Thomas Jr, 18.000; 9.81-Shane Cottle, 18.043; 10.8-Justin Grant, 18.130; 11.19-Dave Darland, 18.173; 12.26-Aaron Pierce, 18.303; 13.14-Chase Stockon, 18.365; 14.53-Steve Buckwalter, 18.395; 15.00-Terry Babb, 18.636; 16.3-AJ Fike, 18.692; 17.91-Austin Nemire, 18.747; 18.40-David Byrne, 18.885; 19.21-Kent Wolters, 19.507; 20.89-Chris Fetter, 99.999;

A-Main - (50 Laps) 1. 99-Christopher Bell[1] ; 2. 63-Kody Swanson[2] ; 3. 98-Chris Windom[4] ; 4. 81-Shane Cottle[9] ; 5. 48-Brady Bacon[3] ; 6. 8-Justin Grant[10] ; 7. 71-Shane Cockrum[6] ; 8. 30-CJ Leary[7] ; 9. 53-Steve Buckwalter[14] ; 10. 20-Jerry Coons Jr[5] ; 11. 3-AJ Fike[16] ; 12. 40-David Byrne[18] ; 13. 21-Dallas Hewitt[19] ; 14. 14-Chase Stockon[13] ; 15. 26-Aaron Pierce[12] ; 16. 91-Austin Nemire[17] ; 17. 17-Tanner Thorson [8] ; 18. 19-Dave Darland[11] ; 19. 89-Chris Fetter[20] ; 20. 0-Terry Babb[15]

About Eldora Speedway:

Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Celebrating its 62nd season in 2015, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 21st annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the 32nd annual Kings Royal Weekend; the third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic; and the 45th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 62nd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. The Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android is available for free download via iTunes and Google Play.

 

 

Dan Douville Dominates Devils Bowl for Inaugural Green Mountain Nationals Win

By MIKE MALLETT

WEST HAVEN, VT – Dan Douville is coming off one of the best seasons of his racing career. It is one that saw him win four Sprint Cars of New England A-Main events while on his way to the 2015 championship. On Saturday night the Bridgewater, N.H., driver put the exclamation point on the season as he pocketed $4,050 for winning the Inaugural Green Mountain Nationals on the Dirt Track at Devils Bowl Speedway in a combined event with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

“I’m ecstatic,” exclaimed Douville in Victory Lane. “We’ve had a good year and this capped it off for us.”

Douville started the night with a second place finish in the third heat and then picked up a $500 win in the 10-lap dash. From there he was aided by fellow SCONE driver Chris Donnelly. Donnelly drew the six pill for the feature inversion putting Douville on the pole for the 25-lap main-event and made sure to take full advantage of the opportunity.

“It’s a pleasure, it really is to run with those guys,” said Douville about battling with some of ESS best. “It’s a pleasure to run with the SCONE guys. When we go to Canada and run with ESS, you know we haven’t had good luck but we are gaining all the time. This just proves that we can run with these guys. We just need it on the right track. We are gaining, it is a lot of fun. This is very satisfying and we had a great year.”

Lee Ladouceur started along-side Douville as they came to the green flag. Douville had the preferred lane on the inside and took full advantage grabbing the lead off of turn two. He opened up the gap on Ladouceur and quickly caught the tail of the field on lap five.

Before traffic got too thick, the first caution of the race was caused by a spinning Tyler Austin on lap eight. Austin spun after contact with Mark Smith. Smith continued while Austin was forced to call it night. A Delaware style restart put Douville by himself at the front of the field which allowed him to maintain his lead when racing resumed

Douville was pressured by Ladouceur for three laps before the second and final caution of the race came out for Lacey Hanson. Hanson slowed going down the backstretch necessitating the yellow flag. At this point it was Douville leading Ladouceur and Jason Barney.

“The cautions came out at the right time,” said Douville. “Pretty much everybody in SCONE is pretty fast and it gets tough when you get in traffic and obviously the ESS guys are fast all of the time. I caught the cautions just right and she fired off just right on the restarts. I didn’t miss my marks and we were good.”

It was all Douville at the green flag holding off Ladouceur. Ladouceur attempted to stay with the leader but was unable to do so losing ground by the midway point. Douville, who also won at Devils Bowl in early August, maintained his torrid pace keeping everyone behind him as the raced reached the late stages.

Five laps remained when Douville caught cars running at the back of the pack. Like he did earlier the race, he quickly moved through the traffic putting several cars a lap down while also increasing his lead of Ladouceur and Barney who battled one another for second.

Douville went to score the win handily over Ladouceur. The Alexandria, Ont., driver just beat out Barney for the second spot as they came to the checkered flag. Ladouceur was happy with the runner up finish which earned him $2,150, but he would have liked the race to stay green after the first caution.

“Dan was good,” said Ladouceur. “Sometimes we closed the gap then he’d take off on us. Then in lapped traffic it seemed like he had it down a lot better than we did. I moved the wing back a little bit on that restart and I had to try to bring it back ahead during the race and it got a little bit too tight.”

Barney, of Brewerton, N.Y., finished in the third position allowing him to take home $1,150. Barney gave Ladouceur all he could handle in the closing laps but was unable to secure the second spot.

“We had a pretty decent car,” stated Barney. “We were fortunate that we had a decent starting spot. I was patient early waiting to get into lapped traffic so I could try a couple different lines. I was hoping to pin Lee (Ladouceur) down on the bottom to get second but it never worked out. I waited too long to try anything. Congrats to Dan, that is pretty cool. Good for him.”

Tommy Wickham ended up finishing in the fourth position with SCONE regular Clay Dow finishing in the fifth spot.

Green Mountain Nationals Notes – A nice field of 25 cars took to the picturesque track in Vermont…The States of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Oregon were represented along with Ontario and Quebec, Canada…Chrsitine Boesch made hard contact with the turn 2 wall during hot laps and was a scratch for the night…All totaled over $16,000 in cash was paid out for the first annual event.

Green Mountain Nationals A-Main – Dan Douville ($4,050), Lee Ladouceur ($2,150), Jason Barney ($1,150), Tommy Wickham ($975), Clay Dow ($900), Steve Poirier ($470), Sammy Reakes IV ($430), Paulie Colagiovanni ($520), Justin Barger ($700), Chris Donnelly ($500), Matt Tanner ($495), Mark Smith ($350), Scott Holcomb ($320), Luke Greenwood ($315), Jake Williams ($560), Patrick Smith ($305), Allison Journey ($300), Will Hull ($300), Stephen Hutchinson ($100), Lacey Hanson ($100), Tyler Austin ($400).

Did Not Qualify – Christine Boesch ($100), Chris Clark ($100), Will Eggimann ($100), Dennis McLoed ($100)

Lap Leader – Douville 1-25

Brian Sisson $100 to win Heats – Donnelly, Wickham, Colagiovanni

Brian Sisson Hard Charger – Barger ( 5 pos.) $50

 

 

Stewart Friesen Takes Lucas Oil ESS win at Fonda: Steve Poirier now Six-Time Champion/

By MIKE MALLETT

FONDA, NY – It doesn’t matter if it’s a Sprint Car or a Modified, Stewart Friesen has the Fonda Speedway figured out. The 2015 Modified track champion dominated the 25-lap Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint main-event on Friday night en route to his fourth win of the season.

“I just love this race track,” said the Sprakers, N.Y., driver in Victory Lane. “Jessica (Zemken) has this tuned right in for me. She made a couple last minute calls for the feature, she said, ‘it’s Fonda, it always going to do that’ and she made a couple changes and they were spot on.”

Friesen’s run to the win wasn’t an easy one, he was involved in “three close calls” during the feature and he held off former champions Steve Poirier and Chuck Hebing. At the end of the day it was Friesen holding the big check for winning the NAPA Auto Parts Tour of the US main-event and Poirier earning his sixth career overall tour championship.

“High speed tracks like this it is an advantage to start of front,” stated Friesen. “I have to thank my mother-in-law for pulling it for me. It was good. We had Poirier and Cobra (Hebing) right there, but were able to hold them off. I was pretty nervous toward the end.”

Friesen wrestled the lead away from Hebing on the opening circuit. Friesen was the leader when Cory Sparks became the first caution of the race on lap three after he slowed with a flat tire. Like the initial start, Friesen was flawless on the restart and again held off Hebing.

Friesen began opening the edge on the field as he raced in clean air. Hebing began dealing with the challenges of Poirier who had started in the fifth spot. Friesen got into slower traffic for the first time on lap eight. He attempted to put Jeff Cook down a lap when something in the front end of Cook’s car broke and shot him up the track. Friesen had been on the outside and missed Cook by inches. Cook slammed the first turn one and flipped several times. He walked away unscathed.

Hebing again attempted to challenge Friesen at the green but like his first two attempts, it failed as Friesen pulled away. At the halfway point of the feature Friesen’s lead was nearly a straightaway as Hebing and Poirer continued their hard fought battle for the runner up position.

Friesen’s second scare came on lap 18 as he was racing in traffic. Friesen looked to the high-side as he attempted to drive around Tommy Wickham. Wickham looked to the top groove as well at the entrance to turn three causing contact between the two. Friesen checked up but remained the lead and worked by Wickham one lap later.

Friesen final heart stopping moment came with just four laps to go. Paulie Colagiovanni got a flat tire and shot up the track right in front of Friesen. Friesen again avoided what could have been the end to his night.

The green lights came back on with Friesen picking up right where he left off, at the front. Poirier got a great jump at the green and took the second spot away from Hebing in the first turn. Hebing tried to rally on the top of turn two to no avail.

Friesen went on to score the $1,600 victory while Poirier’s runner-up finish was enough for him to claim the title over Jason Barney. Poirier, St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que., was conservative, but not too conservative closing laps as he went for the win and while racing for the championship.

“It was not easy with Stewie (Friesen) and Cobra (Hebing) start in front of you on a fast track like that,” stated Poirier. “I was making sure not to do any crazy things tonight, I had to make sure I finished the race. As the racer I knew my car was good and on that restart I got by Hebing and it looked at first that I had something for Stewie. I think we were as good or just a little slower and I was hoping to have a chance in lapped traffic.”

Coming into the event Poirier held a 44 point over Barney and he made that hold up. He went out and won his heat before securing a second place finish in the feature for the title. He also secured the NAPA US Title as well.

“I was telling myself to be careful but these cars don’t like to be driven careful,” said Poirier. “I wanted to stay under control but not do anything like spinning the car or getting out of the groove. It worked out good for us tonight.”

Hebing, of Ontario, N.Y., ended up third at the checkered giving him a pair of podiums at Fonda Speedway in 2015. Hebing admitted that he wasn’t good on restarts and that cost him a chance at the win and second.

“The best thing about tonight was that I didn’t hit the wall,” joked Hebing. “The track was tough. I needed to run on the fence in turn one but there was a little bump there that was screwing me up. I took about 20 points of gear out of the car and that was too much. That messed me up on the restarts. At times I thought we could run with Stew, but this is his house right now.”

Mark Smith drove Patrick Vigneault’s No. 55 to fourth place finish and Paul Kinney moved up a couple of places during the event to finish in fifth.

ESS/Fonda Notes – A stout field of 28 sprints made the trek to the Track of Champions…Josh Flint made his first ever ESS start aboard the Mike VanDusne owned #56…Engine woes claimed Parker Evans and Danny Varin during heat events…Ageless veteran Dave Wickham came out with a new car and promptly put it in the A-Main, he was all smiles afterwards.

Lucas Oil ESS A-Main – Stewart Friesen ($1,600), Steve Poirier ($1,225), Chuck Hebing ($800), Mark Smith ($630), Paul Kinney ($565), Justin Barger ($735), Dylan Swiernik ($480), Jason Barney ($470), Dane Lorenc ($435), Mike Mahaney ($400), Matt Tanner ($385), Paulie Colagiovanni ($420), Tommy Wickham ($325), Joe Trenca ($290), Darryl Ruggles ($285), Dave Wickham ($280), Dave Axton ($275), Mike Stelter ($145), Josh Flint ($265), Shawn Donath ($335), Bobby Varin ($280), Jeff Cook ($250), Cory Sparks ($250).

Did Not Qualfy – Kory Gurney, Alysha Ruggles, Chad Miller, Danny Varin, Parker Evans

Lap Leaders – Friesen 1-25

Car Mate Trailers $25 to win Heats – Poirier, Tanner, Friesen

Lacaillade Masonry $50 to win B-Main – Trenca

Wakt’s Hobby Town – Cobra Coaches Dash – Colagiovanni $100

Bonuses:

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Mahaney (10 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Friesen $50

Ohsweken Speedway 20th Anniversary – Donath $50

SUNY Canton Smart Move – Stelter $50

Beard Sewer and Drain Determination Award – Barney $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Kinney $35

Bitner Automotive Blistering Fast Time – Frisen $25

9/11 Restoration – Lorenc and Tanner $25

Hoosier Tire – Poirier $200

Vahlco Wheels – Barger $190

 

 

Trey Starks Wins Night Two Of Yakima Dirt Fall Classic; Wins 2015 WST Championship

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of SJ Photography) The Western Sprint Tour would wrap up the 2015 season at Central Washington State Fair Raceway on Saturday September 26th for the second and final night of the Dirt Fall Classic. Fans would be treated to some great racing by the best drivers in the Pacific Northwest on the massive 3/8-mile clay oval. Twenty-three cars from the states of Washington, Oregon, and California as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Puyallup star Trey Starks would get the lead on the start in his Starks Timber Processing/Southstar Equipment Limited/MASCO Petroleum #55 J&J. Despite a number of cautions he would manage to master the restarts and pull away from the field. Lapped traffic never really would become a major factor due to all of the timing of the stoppages.

There would be a few times when Starks would be put on pressure but Trey managed to keep all challengers in check. For Starks it would be his second career victory with Western Sprint Tour and his first at Yakima. Starks also goes down in history as the first WST series champion.

The Mike Anderson owned Shaylene Raye Motorsports/Pops Entertainment/Speedmart Inc./Vic's 66 #18 A.R.T. of Jason Solwold, from Burlington, was once again second while third place went to Jared Peterson of Stanwood in the Roger Henderson owned Cascade Metal Recycling/Island Muffler & Brake/Bailey Brothers Performance Center #7N KPC. Enumclaw native Henry Van Dam managed to come home fourth in his Kovash Logging/Johanson Excavating/Big Al Kids & Motorsport Foundation/Factory Kahne Shocks #33V A.R.T. followed by the Allan Larson and Kelly Welch owned LAW Motorsports/Triple X Race Co./CHADL Investments/Mt. Baker Landscaping #33 XXX, driven by Marysville's Colton Heath, in fifth.

The Meyer Electric/Hedge Carter Gutter Service/Poverty Bay Bumper/Bekkever Logging & Trucking #3 XXX of Quilcene's J.J. Hickle was the quick time award winner. Heat race winners were Jared Ridge of Medford, Oregon in his Ridge Runner Wings/Snohomish Auto Parts/Racers For Christ/Rodgers Racing Engines #12 entry, Henry Van Dam, and the Great Western Transport/Elma Lanes/Speedmart Inc. #9R KPC of Snohomish pilot Reece Goetz. Monroe's Jake Helsel got the job done for the second straight night in the consolation feature in his DeYoung Inc./Superior Powdercoating/Outdoor Synergy Composits/Speedmart Inc. #44 Rocket and Trey Starks won the trophy dash.

Be sure and keep an eye on the website for all the upcoming news and information regarding the Western Sprint Tour at sprints.nwextremeseries.com. It seems like the new race season is a long way off but we will do our best to keep our fans up to date and informed on the site with stories and press releases leading up to the first races of 2016.

Race Summary: Western Sprint Tour Race #13 Saturday September 26th, 2015 Central Washington State Fair Raceway Yakima, Washington

A Feature : 1. 55-Trey Starks; 2. 18-Jason Solwold; 3. 7N-Jared Peterson; 4. 33V-Henry Vandam; 5. 33-Colton Heath; 6. 08-Steve Vague; 7. 91-Chase Goetz; 8. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 9. 9A-Luke Didiuk; 10. 0J-Jay Cole; 11. 12-Jared Ridge; 12. 44-Jake Helsel; 13. 22C-Trevor Cook; 14. 51T-Tristan Spiers; 15. 45-Brent McGrath; 16. 9R-Reece Goetz; 17. 3-J.J. Hickle; 18. 97R-Jason Reed; 19. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith; 20. 9-Jayme Barnes

B Feature : 1. 44-Jake Helsel; 2. 45-Brent McGrath; 3. 9A-Luke Didiuk; 4. 51T-Tristan Spiers; 5. 15-Jeff Dunlap; 6. 15R-Jake Gilman; 7. 27W-Guy Weedman

Dash : 1. 55-Trey Starks; 2. 18-Jason Solwold; 3. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith; 4. 33V-Henry Vandam; 5. 7N-Jared Peterson; 6. 3-J.J. Hickle

Heat 1: 1. 12-Jared Ridge; 2. 55-Trey Starks; 3. 08-Steve Vague; 4. 3-J.J. Hickle; 5. 0J-Jay Cole; 6. 45-Brent McGrath; 7. 9A-Luke Didiuk; 8. 15R-Jake Gilman

Heat 2: 1. 33V-Henry Vandam; 2. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith; 3. 18-Jason Solwold; 4. 9-Jayme Barnes; 5. 97R-Jason Reed; 6. 44-Jake Helsel; 7. 51T-Tristan Spiers; 8. 27W-Guy Weedman

Heat 3: 1. 9R-Reece Goetz; 2. 91-Chase Goetz; 3. 7N-Jared Peterson; 4. 22C-Trevor Cook; 5. 33-Colton Heath; 6. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 7. 15-Jeff Dunlap

Qualifying : 1. 3-J.J. Hickle; 2. 18-Jason Solwold; 3. 7N-Jared Peterson; 4. 0J-Jay Cole; 5. 9-Jayme Barnes; 6. 33-Colton Heath; 7. 55-Trey Starks; 8. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith; 9. 91-Chase Goetz; 10. 08-Steve Vague; 11. 33V-Henry Vandam; 12. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 13. 12-Jared Ridge; 14. 97R-Jason Reed; 15. 9R-Reece Goetz; 16. 45-Brent McGrath; 17. 44-Jake Helsel; 18. 22C-Trevor Cook; 19. 9A-Luke Didiuk; 20. 51T-Tristan Spiers; 21. 15R-Jake Gilman; 22. 27W-Guy Weedman; 23. 15-Jeff Dunlap

Final Western Sprint Tour Points (Top Ten): 1. 55-Trey Starks 1067; 2. 11K-Michael Kofoid 769; 3. 77-Kyle Hirst 702; 4. 11-Roger Crockett 694; 5. 22-Garen Linder 647; 6. 5D-Patrick Dills 635; 7. 94/8R-Steven Tiner 633; 8. 31C-Justyn Cox 622; 9. 96-Greg Hamilton 566; 10. 21-Colby Weisz 545

 

 

Velasquez Wins Soderberg Memorial Again at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 26, 2015) – The curtains came down on the 2015 season at Dodge City Raceway Park with Turpin, Oklahoma’s Taylor Velasquez topping the Sprint Car portion of the Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship for the second year in a row.

While Velasquez wired the field in the 30-lap URSS vs. Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car main event, other winners of the third edition of the Soderberg Memorial Championship included Brendon Gemmill in IMCA Modifieds, Jamie French in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Angel Munoz in IMCA Stock Cars and Reagan Sellard in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

For Velasquez, the triumph in the non-stop 30-lapper marked his first victory of the year aboard the Fronk Oil Co./Piper Trucking No. 21x.

“In nine years in the big Sprint Cars, this has been by far the worst,” a relieved Velasquez commented afterward. “It feels good to finish with a win.”

Starting third, Velasquez needed less than a lap to dispose of front row starters Darren Bowman and Kris Moore for the lead and set sail.

The 24-year-old held nearly a straightaway lead over Kris Moore and Zac Taylor by the time traffic came into play after eight laps, with Taylor and J.D. Johnson slipping around Moore for second and third, respectively, by the tenth lap.

Johnson slid past Taylor for second by the 13th lap with the duo closing in on the leader by the lap 20 mark when Velasquez abandoned the cushion in turns three and four to dabble with the bottom.

Velasquez slipped away once again and cruised on to the checkered flag to secure the win.

“There was actually a little rubber at the bottom of four, I felt like we were going pretty good but you never can tell for sure out front,” Velasquez explained.

In his wake, the battle was on for runner-up honors between Johnson and Taylor with Zach Blurton and Jake Bubak entering the mix over the final ten circuits.

Blurton, who worked the low line relentlessly while the leaders stuck to the cushion through the first half of the race, ultimately emerged with runner-up honors just ahead of Johnson with Taylor and Bubak rounding out the top five.

Koby Walters crossed the stripe sixth with Ty Williams, Adam Trimble, DCRP Sprint Car champion Luke Cranston and Brian Herbert completing the top ten.

Bubak, Taylor, Bowman, Walters and Johnson topped heat race action for the 37-car field with Herbert and Jordan Randles winning the “B” Main. The red flag flew on three separate occasions in heat race action for tumbles by Josh Gilcrease, Keefe Hemel and Jeremy Huish. All drivers were okay with Hemel and Huish returning for more action.

In IMCA Modified action, past track champion Brendon Gemmill worked forward from his 12th starting position to capture his second win of the year atop the 3/8-mile DCRP clay oval.

With Jimmy Brozek racing into the lead from the second row outside on the opening circuit, Gemmill went to work on the topside and surged into the lead at the midway point.

Once out front, Gemmill moved to the bottom and drove away to put away his tenth DCRP win over the past four seasons. “I got around everyone up top, then the bottom seemed really good when I got to the front,” the Ponca City, OK, native said afterward.

Gemmill was followed at the stripe by Brozek with Austin Allen making a late move into third to seal his third consecutive track title. Tracy Link and Kevin Gray rounded out the top five.

The parity continued in the IMCA Sport Modified ranks with Hugoton’s Jamie French wiring the field to become the 12th different winner in as many events this season.

French raced into the from the third starting position on the opening round and gradually slipped away Toby Witthuhn fended off a number of challengers for second. By the time Josh Appel snuck under for second with three laps to go, it was too late to chip away at French’s near straightaway advantage.

French was chased to the line by Appel with Bart Baker credited with the show position after Witthuhn failed to successfully make it through post-race technical inspection. Jeff Kaup rebounded from a lap seven spin to snare fourth as he put away his third consecutive track championship with Kyle Wiens rounding out the top five.

In IMCA Stock Car action, Lamar, Colorado’s Angel Munoz added his lone win of the year in Stock Car ranks to a previous Sport Modified triumph on June 20.

After starting eighth, Munoz needed just three laps to move in for the challenge of early leader Troy Smith. Munoz kept the pressure on until slipping by for the lead on the fifth round and then cruised to the checkered flag unabated over the final circuits.

Munoz streaked to the line ahead of Dusty Witthuhn with Ron Hartman, Randy Dowell and Marlin Hogie in the top five. Michael Pepper brought his championship season to a close with a seventh-place run.

The IMCA Hobby Stock main event came down to the final round with lapped traffic playing into Reagan Sellard’s hands for his second triumph of the year.

Sellard paced the opening eight rounds of the 15-lapper on the low side before Kyle Pfeifer rallied by on the top side. But, when a lapped car slid up in turns one and two on the final lap, Sellard raced back underneath Pfeifer to snare the win.

Sellard took the checkered flag ahead of Will Bauer with Pfeifer settling for third. Cody Davis finished off his championship effort with a fourth-place run with Matt O’Hair rounding out the top five.

Dodge City Raceway Park – Third Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship

September 26 Results:

URSS / Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 9x-Jake Bubak, 2. 44-Clint Schubert, 3. 007-Jordan Randles, 4. 28-Tracey Hill, 5. 1x-Cody Lampe, 6. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 7. 10-Jordan Knight, 8. 18-Brandon Sprott.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 86-Zac Taylor, 2. 34-Adam Trimble, 3. 20-Luke Cranston, 4. 74-Ken Lutters, 5. 9-John Webster, 6. 6-Kaden Taylor, 7. 72-Ray Seemann, 8. 19-Josh Gilcrease.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 9b-Darren Bowman, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 17x-Craig Jecha, 4. 9d-Lance Davis, 5. 7r-Beau Ricke, 6. 83-Austin McLean, 7. 11-Keefe Hemel.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 2j-Zach Blurton, 4. 11k-Tyler Knight, 5. 51r-Ross Essenberg, 6. 3-Ryan Walters, 7. 67-Damien Cain.

Heat Five (8 Laps): 1. 98-J.D. Johnson, 2. 50-Jed Werner, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 911-Ty Williams, 5. 22T-Mike Taylor, 6. 5-Mark Bensenberg, 7. 88j-Jeremy Huish.

First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 97-Brian Herbert, 2. 20-Luke Cranston, 3. 44-Clint Schubert, 4. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 5. 17x-Craig Jecha, 6. 28-Tracey Hill, 7. 7r-Beau Ricke, 8. 11-Keefe Hemel, 9. 1x-Cody Lampe, 10. 3-Ryan Walters, 11. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 12. 22T-Mike Taylor, 13. 10-Jordan Knight. DNS: 19-Josh Gilcrease.

Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 007-Jordan Randles, 2. 911-Ty Williams, 3. 11k-Tyler Knight, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 72-Ray Seemann, 6. 9d-Lance Davis, 7. 83-Austin McLean, 8. 9-Jason Webster, 9. 51r-Ross Essenberg, 10. 18-Brandon Sprott, 11. 6-Kaden Taylor, 12. 5-Mark Bensenberg, 13. 67-Damien Cain.

“A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 2j-Zach Blurton, 3. 98-J.D. Johnson, 4. 86-Zac Taylor, 5. 9x-Jake Bubak, 6. 33-Kob Walters, 7. 911-Ty Williams, 8. 34-Adam Trimble, 9. 20-Luke Cranston, 10. 97-Brian Herbert, 11. 11k-Tyler Knight, 12. 50-Jed Werner, 13. 49-Kris Miller, 14. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 15. 007-Jordan Randles, 16. 17x-Craig Jecha, 17. 74-Ken Lutters, 18. 44-Clint Schubert, 19. 9b-Darren Bowman, 20. 72-Ray Seemann.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 25-Kale Beavers, 2. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 3. 7n-William Nusser, 4. A2-Randy Wilson, 5. 22k-Brad Keller, 6. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 7. 05-Rick Taylor, 8. 23s-Heath Myers, 9. 07-Larae Reece.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 16-Kevin Gray, 2. 01-Jesse Smith, 3. 64-Jimmy Brozek, 4. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 5. 25b-Tom Beavers, 6. B21-Chadd Brown, 7. 8r-Jesse Richter. DNS: 36-Travis Simmons.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 2L-Tracy Link, 2. 3h-Ryan Heger, 3. 18-Austin Allen, 4. K98-Danny Keller, 5. 1n-Nick Link, 6. 44T-Tanner Black, 7. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 8. 75-Randle McRoberts.

“B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 1n-Nick Link, 2. 8r-Jesse Richter, 3. 25b-Tom Beavers, 4. 44T-Tanner Black, 5. 22k-Brad Keller, 6. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 7. 75-Randle McRoberts, 8. 05-Rick Taylor, 9. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 10. B21-Chadd Brown, 11. 23s-Heath Myers, 12. 07-Larae Reece. DNS: 36-Travis Simmons.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 2. 64-Jimmy Brozek, 3. 18-Austin Allen, 4. 2L-Tracy Link, 5. 16-Kevin Gray, 6. 8r-Jesse Richter, 7. 44T-Tanner Black, 8. 01-Jesse Smith, 9. 25-Kale Beavers, 10. 7n-Willim Nusser, 11. 1n-Nick Link, 12. 3h-Ryan Heger, 13. K98-Danny Keller, 14. 25b-Tom Beavers, 15. 75-Randle McRoberts, 16. 22k-Brad Keller, 17. 05-Rick Taylor, 18. A2-Randy Wilson, 19. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 20. 25p-Mike Petersilie.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 37-Bart Baker, 2. 11-Jason Dove, 3. 65j-Josh Appel, 4. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 5. 92-Jeff Kaup, 6. 22p-Michael Pepper, 7. 12-Kevin Tabor, 8. 12m-Allen Melton, 9. 25c-Darren Coyle.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 7j-Jamie French, 2. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 3. 18-Kyle Wiens, 4. 8-Brian May, 5. 57-Tanner Brunson, 6. 33k-Jason Lunow, 7. 65x-Mike Appel, 8. 55d-Don Strecker.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 7j-Jamie French, 2. 65j-Josh Appel, 3. 37-Bart Baker, 4. 92-Jeff Kaup, 5. 18-Kyle Wiens, 6. 65x-Mike Appel, 7. 12-Kevin Tabor, 8. 22p-Michael Pepper, 9. 8-Brian May, 10. 11-Jason Dove, 11. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 12. 33k-Jason Lunow, 13. 12m-Allen Melton, 14. 25c-Darren Coyle, 15. 55d-Don Strecker, 16. 57-Tanner Brunson. Disqualified: 10T-Toby Witthuhn.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 2m-Angel Munoz, 2. D44-Randy Dowell, 3. 20m-Perry Misner, 4. 22-Michael Pepper, 5. 33-Marlin Hogie, 6. 21-Josh Siebert.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 55h-Ron Hartman, 2. 101-Troy Smith, 3. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 4. 2x-Trevor Schmidt, 5. 19-Brett Copeland.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 2m-Angel Munoz, 2. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 3. 55h-Ron Hartman, 4. D44-Randy Dowell, 5. 33-Marlin Hogie, 6. 20m-Perry Misner, 7. 22-Michael Pepper, 8. 101-Troy Smith, 9. 19-Brett Copeland, 10. 21-Josh Siebert, 11. 2x-Trevor Schmidt.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 91d-Cody Davis, 2. 22ss-Shay Simoneau, 3. 17-Will Bauer, 4. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 5. 7h-Corey Hacker, 6. 007-Bryan Habiger, 7. 87x-Dustin Carr. DNS: 55-Jacob Huse.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 2. 54p-Kyle Pfeifer, 3. 26T-Travis McLemore, 4. 7-Tom Reed, 5. 51-Clint Long, 6. 25-Adam Duesing, 7. 2m-Matt O’Hair (DQ).

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 2. 17-Will Bauer, 3. 54p-Kyle Pfeifer, 4. 91d-Cody Davis, 5. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 6. 22ss-Shay Simoneu, 7. 26T-Travis McLemore, 8. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 9. 007-Bryan Habiger, 10. 7-Tom Reed, 11. 25-Adam Duesing, 12. 51-Clint Long, 13. 55-Jacob Huse, 14. 7h-Corey Hacker. DNS: 87x-Dustin Carr.

 

 

 

Hagar Tops WAR at Lucas Oil

Wheatland, MO(September 25, 2015)-Every time Derek Hagar races at Lucas Oil Speedway, he's a threat for the win. The Marion, Arkansas driver continued that trend on Friday night at Lucas Oil Speedway as he picked up the Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps WAR Series presented by Next LED/WAR East win. Chris Parkinson led early from his pole starting position as he was trailed by fellow front-row starter Casey Shuman. On lap two, Shuman got a run off of turn two to get by Parkinson and into the top spot. Lap three would see Shuman continuing to lead as Brian McClelland worked by Parkinson into second with Korey Weyant running fourth. The action was frantic as drivers changed positions in the top ten. Lap four would see TJ Muths move into third with Kenny Potter and Hagar getting past Weyant to round out the top six. Lap five would see the red come out as Bret Mellenberdnt got upside down in turn one with John Helm, Ryan Kitchen, Clyde Knipp, Danny Thoman, Danny Smith, and Brad Ryun also being involved. Helm, Ryun, and Knipp would be able to continue. Shuman would continue to lead with McClelland still chasing. Lap seven would see Hagar putting heavy pressure on McClelland for second and finally Hagar would get the spot. Hagar used an aggressive slide job on lap ten to take the lead. Shuman worked to get the top spot back, but Hagar remained in the lead. Lap seventeen would see third-running McClelland get into the back of Shuman with the Tulsa, OK driver spinning to a stop and bringing out the yellow in turn two. Once green, Hagar continued to lead as he was followed by Shuman and Parkinson. Hagar was too strong as he took the first night of the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial in the Hockett Racing/Korte Transportation #75. Shuman was second in the Hockett Racing/Korte Transportation #77 and Parkinson was third in the Country Kids Daycare/Ozark Barge and Dock Service/54th Street Grill and Bar #65. Muths was a strong fourth in the family owned #65M with Potter rounding out the top five in his #55. Mitchell Moore advanced eight spots to finish sixth with Tim Crawley seventh. McClelland rebounded from his spin to finish eighth with Weyant and Layne Himebaugh rounding out the top ten. Shuman holds a 12 point advantage in the WAR point standings over Parkinson going into the season finale tonight during the second night of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway. Parkinson holds the advantage over Tommy Rockwell for the top spot in the WAR East standings.

1st Heat-10 laps 1. 75-Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (7); 2. 87F-Brian McClelland, Tulsa, OK (6); 3. 5$-Danny Smith, Sand Springs, OK (3); 4. 11-Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (9); 5. 24C-Craig Carroll, Collinsville, OK (1); 6. 99-Tony Rost, Utica, NE (5); 7. 15-Gavin Stout, Wichita, KS (10); 8. 21C-Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO (8); 9. 10-Will Register, Sedalia, MO (4); 10. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (2)

2nd Heat-10 laps 1. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (6); 2. 24L-Layne Himebaugh, Collinsville, OK (4); 3.8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (1); 4. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (8); 5. 00-Chad Shields, Grain Valley, MO (7); 6. 95-Tommy Rockwell, Towanda, IL (5); 7. 27J-Mike Schouten, LaMonte, MO (3); 8. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO (9); 9. 20-Steve Thomas, Ludlow, IL (2)

3rd Heat-10 laps 1. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (8); 2. 21-Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (4); 3. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (1); 4. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, Bloomington, IL (6); 5. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO (9); 6. 7X-Clinton Bruns, Little Rock, IA (3); 7. 88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO (2); 8. 7-Rick Jansma, Sibley, IA (7); 9. 7s-Wade Seiler, Alton, IL (5)

4th Heat-10 laps 1. 77T-Tim Crawley, Benton, AR (1); 2. 99W-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (7); 3. 27-Danny Thoman, Lexington, MO (3); 4. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO (6); 5. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (9); 6. 13-Clyde Knipp, California, MO (5); 7. 6-Doug Fry, Wheatland, MO (8); 8. 17W-Harli White, Bristow, OK (2); 9. 97-Kevin Cummings, Tulsa, OK (4)-DNF

5th Heat-10 laps 1. 77-Casey Shuman, Rattlesnake Bend, AZ (4); 2. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (5); 3. 22-Koby Barksdale, Norman, OK (2); 4. 97M-Bret Mellenberdnt, Sioux Falls, SD (6); 5. 19-Brad Ryun, Higginsville, MO (8); 6. 7JR-Robert Black, Blue Springs, MO (3); 7. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO (7); 8. 2- Jay Mounce, Tulsa, OK (1); 9. 13X-JD Black, Grain Valley, MO (DNS)

B-Main 1- 12 laps (Top 3 to A) 1. 97M-Bret Mellenberdnt (1); 2. 5$-Danny Smith (2); 3. 13-Clyde Knipp (7); 4. 11W-Wyatt Burks (14); 5. 93-Taylor Walton (10); 6. 22-Koby Barksdale (3); 7. 88-Chad Tye (11); 8. 15-Gavin Stout (5); 9. 90-Riley (4); 10. 99-Tony Rost (6); 11. 7s-Wade Seiler (13); 12. 9-Casey Baker (9); 13. 7X-Clinton Bruns (8); 14. 17W-Harli White (12); DNS: 97-Kevin Cummings

B-Main 2- 12 laps (Top 3 to A) 1. 27-Danny Thoman (2); 2. 8-Jeff Wingate (3); 3. 19-Brad Ryun (1); 4. 24C-Craig Carroll (5); 5. 00-Chad Shields (4); 6. 95-Tommy Rockwell (6); 7. 20-Steve Thomas (14); 8. 6-Doug Fry (7); 9. 10-Will Register (13); 10. 21C-Chris Desselle (10); 11. 7-Rick Jansma (11); 12. 2-Jay Mounce (12); 13. 7JR-Robert Black (8); 14. 27J-Mike Schouten (9); DNS-13X-JD Black

A-Main- 25 laps 1. 75-Derek Hagar (6); 2. 77-Casey Shuman (2); 3. 65-Chris Parkinson (1); 4. 65M-TJ Muths (7); 5. 55-Kenny Potter (4); 6. 51-Mitchell Moore (14); 7. 77T-Tim Crawley (11); 8. 87F-Brian McClelland (3); 9. 99W-Korey Weyant (5); 10. 24L-Layne Himebaugh (9); 11. 42-Warren Johnson (12); 12. 11-Chris Morgan (8); 13. 70-Pete Palazzolo (16); 14. 19-Brad Ryun (22); 15. 8-Jeff Wingate (20); 16. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker (15); 17. 13-Clyde Knipp (21)-DNF; 18. 12-John Helm (13)-DNF; 19. 5$-Danny Smith (19)-DNF; 20. 21-Ryan Kitchen (10)-DNF; 21. 27-Danny Thoman (18)-DNF; 22. 97M-Bret Mellenberdnt (17)-DNF

 

 

LINES WINS SHORTENED USC ROUND TWO AT TOOWOOMBA

Official release: USC / Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway

September 26, 2015

South Australian Steven Lines scored victory tonight in a shortened second round of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship QLD at Hi-Tec Oils Speedway Toowoomba.

Lines led every one of the 21 laps completed when a frightening crash involving Newcastle’s Matt Smith brought on the red lights and caused a premature cessation of the race.

Smith vaulted over the right rear tyre of Blake Skipper’s car in turn one and began a violent and rapid series of rollovers before the car became entangled in the catch fence and briefly catching on fire.

Fortunately the 25 year old from Brandy Hill NSW was OK and quickly extricated himself from the wreckage to the cheers of the crowd.

“It actually looked worse than it was from my point of view,” explained Smith, “it must have flipped pretty quickly from what people tell me but it stopped pretty quickly and obviously the safety fence did it job.

Damage to the fence was significant enough that the race had to be declared whilst several other cars were also caught up in the melee.

Smith’s Barry and Vivienne Lewis’ owned #11 Australia Wide Towing KPC chassis was destroyed in the crash.

Steven Lines was delighted to be declared the winner though naturally disappointed with how it ended.

“I’m pleased to get the win for our boys but you never want to win a shortened race when it involves a serious crash like that. I’m glad that Matt (Smith) is OK. It’s good back up last weekend’s third place with a win at a place like this that I really enjoy racing at.”

Lines took his Penske Truck Rental / Bridgestone Tyre Centre Albany KPC to a narrow victory over the consecutively rapid Peter Lack (tonight was his third podium finish in as many weeks) in second place and Sydneysider Toby Bellbowen on USC debut home in third.

“We seem to really have a handle on our set up at the moment, this team is rolling along really nicely and I’m really pleased for Graeme and Wendy Erhart and all our sponsors that we have some significant speed,” smiled Lack.

Toby Bellbowen was pleased with his USC podium and the Chase points he earned in the process.

“It takes a bit of getting used to but I think we had it worked out pretty well towards the end,” said Bellbowen, “it’s nice to come up here out of our comfort zone and get a Chase qualification.”

Andrew Scheuerle salvaged a strong fourth place finish in the Ausdeck Patios / IBRP Cool after coming out of the Elimination race whilst Titan Garages pilot Luke Oldfield was again consistent with a fifth place finish.

Robbie Farr came out of the Elimination race to finish sixth (he had a magneto issue in qualifying which put his back against the wall in the Hi-Tec Oils Cool) ahead of the surprising Kevin Titman in seventh in the JTR #59 and the much improved Brent Kratzmann eighth in the Kratzmann Caravans #4 Maxim.

Danny Reidy was ninth in the Desert Palms Resort Mitchell Motorsport Maxim ahead of Toowoomba’s David Whell rounding out the top ten in the Toowoomba Car Wreckers / Snap On Tools #23.

Sydneysider Mick Saller finished 11th in the MSP Shopfittings entry ahead of Brandon Rawlings (Consol Racing #44) in 12th, Wayne Iacono 13th, Steve Caunt (Fire Services Plus #9 KPC) 14th, Blake Skipper (Abetta Finish #24) 15th and Matt Smith was classified 16th.

DNF’s were James McFadden (crash) Lachlan McHugh (crash) Mitchell Gee (crash) and Luca Cox (crash).

Steven Lines set Quick Time in IBRP Qualifying and Brent Kratzmann won the B-Main from fellow transferees David Whell, Mick Saller, Black Skipper and Luca Cox.

The Mod-Lites were impressive in their heats and dash but unfortunately their main event was cancelled when the Sprintcar crash damaged the fence.

Australian champion Terry Leerentveld was the dominant force when the points were tallied up whilst the top ten then comprised of Will Butler, Ben Walker, Scott Lehfeldt, Luke Harrison, Paul Hovey, Alex Coward, Nathan Politch, Chris Crowe and Ken Dorman.

The Junior Sedans were entertaining as always with Jayden Iacano soring the main event win from Bryce Lack in second, Nick Moncrieff in third and Mitchell Pammenter rounding out the top four.

DNF’s were Maddie McGee, Joel Berkley (both of whom were outstanding in their heat races) Mason Pammenter and Alex Sweeney.

 

 

Peterson Wins Night One Of Dirt Fall Classic At Yakima

By Ben Deatherage

The Western Sprint Tour would make their first visit to the state of Washington on Friday September 25th for the opening night of the Dirt Fall Classic. The site would be Yakima's Central Washington State Fair Raceway. Twenty-three cars would be on hand to tackle the might 3/8-mile clay oval with drivers representing the states of Washington, Oregon, California, and the Canadian province of British Columbia.

In the main event Jared Peterson would seize the lead right off of the initial start and did not let up. The Stanwood native, of Peterson, proved to be lightning fast in open track. The field would go on a long green flag run of nineteen laps which opened the door for lapped traffic to become a factor. It was very heavy traffic for the leaders to navigate through the back markers on occasion with Peterson receiving some very heavy pressure late in the race.

A caution would occur on the nineteenth circuit which required a late race restart. Peterson, driving the Roger Henderson owned Cascade Metal Recycling/Island Muffler & Brake/Bailey Brothers Performance Center #7N KPC, would master the situation to pull away and win his first Western Sprint Tour race of his career. It was his first win at Yakima since 2013 and the second time he has been victorious at the facility.

Jason Solwold, from Burlington, was a respectable second in the Mike Anderson owned Shaylene Raye Motorsports/Pops Entertainment/Vick's 66/Speedmart Inc. #18 A.R.T. while the Allen Larson and Kelly Welch owned LAW Motorsports/Triple X Race Co./CHADL Investments/Mt. Baker Landscaping #33 XXX, driven by Marysville's Colton Heath, got third. The rest of the top five was made up of Cam Smith of Mill Creek in his Dave Smith Motorsports/Powdercoating Inc./DCSigns.ca #17 Maxim in fourth and fifth place going to the R Transport/Sno-Lynn Machine/Barnes Trucking #9 Eagle of Jayme Barnes from Everett.

Jason Solwold would set fast time of the night as well as broke Travis Rutz's old track of 14.604, set in 2007, with a 14.545 second lap. Luke Didiuk from Vancouver, British Columbia, piloting the Steve Dyer owned Hymach Industries/Aquabus Ferries/Select Fluid Power/Barnyard Racing Engines #9A XXX, the DES Inc./Dan Simpson Racing/Red Line Oil/LaChance Kofoid Enterprises #11K Maxim of Penngrove, California's Michael Kofoid, and Shelton native Jay Cole in the familiar Our Community Credit Union/Bulldog Trailers/Little Creek Casino/Arcadia Shellfish #0J XXX were the heat race winners. Monroe's Jake Helsel got the job done in the consolation feature in his DeYoung Inc./Superior Powdercoating/Outdoor Synergy Composits/Speedmart Inc. #44 Rocket and Michael Kofoid won the trophy dash.

The Western Sprint Tour is back at the Central Washington State Fair Raceway on Saturday September 26th for the final race of the season. Racing is scheduled to start at 6:00 PM and Pit Passes are $35.00. Reserved Seats are available and are $18.00 each. For the latest news on the WST log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com.

Race Summary: Western Sprint Tour Race #12 Friday September 25th, 2015 Central Washington State Fair Raceway Yakima, Washington

A Feature : 1. 7N-Jared Peterson; 2. 18-Jason Solwold; 3. 33-Colton Heath; 4. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith; 5. 9-Jayme Barnes; 6. 33V-Henry Vandam; 7. 9R-Reece Goetz; 8. 3-J.J. Hickle; 9. 91-Chase Goetz; 10. 0J-Jay Cole; 11. 08-Steve Vague; 12. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 13. 97R-Jason Reed; 14. 44-Jake Helsel; 15. 15R-Jake Gilman; 16. 22C-Trevor Cook; 17. 55-Trey Starks; 18. 9A-Luke Didiuk; 19. 15-Jeff Dunlap; 20. 12-Jared Ridge

B Feature : 1. 44-Jake Helsel; 2. 15-Jeff Dunlap; 3. 12-Jared Ridge; 4. 51T-Tristan Spiers; 5. 15R-Jake Gilman; 6. 45-Brent McGrath; 7. 27W-Guy Weedman

Dash : 1. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 2. 7N-Jared Peterson; 3. 33V-Henry Vandam; 4. 18-Jason Solwold; 5. 33-Colton Heath; 6. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith

Heat 1: 1. 9A-Luke Didiuk; 2. 33V-Henry Vandam; 3. 18-Jason Solwold; 4. 08-Steve Vague; 5. 15-Jeff Dunlap; 6. 15R-Jake Gilman; 7. 12-Jared Ridge

Heat 2: 1. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 2. 97R-Jason Reed; 3. 7N-Jared Peterson; 4. 91-Chase Goetz; 5. 9-Jayme Barnes; 6. 44-Jake Helsel; 7. 45-Brent McGrath; 8. 27W-Guy Weedman

Heat 3: 1. 0J-Jay Cole; 2. 9R-Reece Goetz; 3. 3-J.J. Hickle; 4. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith; 5. 22C-Trevor Cook; 6. 55-Trey Starks; 7. 51T-Tristan Spiers

Qualifying: 1. 18-Jason Solwold; 2. 7N-Jared Peterson; 3. 55-Trey Starks; 4. 33-Colton Heath; 5. 9-Jayme Barnes; 6. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith; 7. 33V-Henry Vandam; 8. 45-Brent McGrath; 9. 3-J.J. Hickle; 10. 08-Steve Vague; 11. 91-Chase Goetz; 12. 22C-Trevor Cook; 13. 12-Jared Ridge; 14. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 15. 9R-Reece Goetz; 16. 9A-Luke Didiuk; 17. 97R-Jason Reed; 18. 0J-Jay Cole; 19. 15-Jeff Dunlap; 20. 44-Jake Helsel; 21. 51T-Tristan Spiers; 22. 15R-Jake Gilman; 23. 27W-Guy Weedman

Current Western Sprint Tour Point Standings (Top Ten): 1. 55-Trey Starks 974; 2. 77-Kyle Hirst 702; 3. 11K-Michael Kofoid 701; 4. 11-Roger Crockett 694; 5. 22-Garen Linder 647; 6. 5D-Patrick Dills 635; 7. 94/8R-Steven Tiner 633; 8. 31C-Justyn Cox 622; 9. 96-Greg Hamilton 566; 10. 21-Colby Weisz 545

 

 

Ohio’s Wilson Comes From Ninth To Score First Career World of Outlaws Victory At Eldora

Abreu, Stewart Challenge Wilson in Fierce Battle Throughout 30-Lap Portion of #4Crown Nationals

ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 25, 2015) – Greg Wilson, who lives just 80 miles northwest from Eldora Speedway, held off Rico Abreu and Shane Stewart to win his first career World of Outlaws race at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Wilson, who won an All Star Circuit of Champions race at Eldora in June, started ninth, but quickly worked his way up to the front and led the last half of the race.

“I want to thank everybody,” said Wilson who hails from Benton Ridge, Ohio. “This has been a long time coming. I’m a blessed dude and to win at Eldora – I was in tears. If you’re going to win somewhere, this is the place to do it in front of the best fans in the world.”

Pole sitter Chad Kemenah, from Alveda, Ohio took the early lead but was passed by Abreu just past the 10-lap mark. Abreu and Stewart then battled for the lead just past the 15-lap mark, but all of a sudden, Wilson shot by on the low side and got by both of them.

Wilson then rode the bottom all the way to the finish to score his historic victory.

“This is the World of Outlaws,” Wilson said. “I just turned 40 years old. You’re not going to wipe this smile off my face.”

Stewart was second, Abreu was third, while Donny Schatz and Dale Blaney rounded out the top-five. Blaney came from 21st to fifth.

Several drivers, including Abreu and Stewart made their way to victory lane to congratulate the first time winner.

In the UMP Modified race, Travis Stemler also came from ninth to first to claim his first win at Eldora Speedway.

Stemler, from Ionia, Michigan, is now set for next weekend’s three day UMP Fall Nationals also held at Eldora.

“For about three weeks I’ve just been on fire,” Stemler said. “I appreciate everyone’s help. You always dream of being in victory lane at Eldora. This is just a dream come true and I don’t think I’ll sleep tonight.”

Zeke McKenzie, from Claypool, Indiana, finished second, while Jerry Bowersock, Aaron Orr and Jonathan Taylor rounded out the top-five.

The #4Crown continues tomorrow with the United States Auto Club (USAC) Silver Crown, Sprint Car and Midget Cars national tours joining together at a speedway USAC has called home since 1962.

34th Annual Four Crown Nationals (Night 1) September 25, 2015

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

Time Trials 1.2-Shane Stewart, 13.099; 2.45-Tim Shaffer, 13.277; 3.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.306; 4.24-Rico Abreu, 13.368; 5.W20-Greg Wilson, 13.433; 6.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.448; 7.9-Daryn Pittman, 13.478; 8.7-David Gravel, 13.518; 9.7S-Jason Sides, 13.524; 10.15-Donny Schatz, 13.543; 11.11-Steve Kinser, 13.544; 12.51-Paul McMahan, 13.554; 13.49-Brad Sweet, 13.555; 14.11K-Mikey Kuemper, 13.562; 15.71M-Joey Saldana, 13.582; 16.11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.582; 17.1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.615; 18.19P-Paige Polyak, 13.615; 19.41-Jason Johnson, 13.617; 20.1A-Jacob Allen, 13.632; 21.99-Brady Bacon, 13.654; 22.29-Kerry Madsen, 13.663; 23.67-Christopher Bell, 13.712; 24.1B-Dale Blaney, 13.734; 25.89-Cody Darrah, 13.768; 26.71A-RJ Johnson, 13.940; 27.82-Dusty zomer, 13.998; 28.1ST-Gary Taylor, 14.007; 29.21-Cap Henry, 14.043; 30.38-Jared Horstman, 14.093; 31.33M-Caleb Griffith, 14.945; 32.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 99.991;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 49-Brad Sweet[1] ; 2. 2-Shane Stewart[4] ; 3. 7S-Jason Sides[2] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[8] ; 6. 89-Cody Darrah[7] ; 7. 99-Brady Bacon[6] ; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen[6] ; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson[3] ; 5. 11K-Mikey Kuemper[1] ; 6. 19P-Paige Polyak[5] ; 7. 38-Jared Horstman[8] ; 8. 71A-RJ Johnson[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 71M-Joey Saldana[1] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 67-Christopher Bell[6] ; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman[3] ; 6. 82-Dusty zomer[7] ; 7. 41-Jason Johnson[5]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 51-Paul McMahan[2] ; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[1] ; 4. 1B-Dale Blaney[6] ; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen[5] ; 6. 7-David Gravel[3] ; 7. 1ST-Gary Taylor[7]

Dash - (6 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 3. 24-Rico Abreu[1] ; 4. 2-Shane Stewart[4] ; 5. 15-Donny Schatz[5] ; 6. 51-Paul McMahan[6] ; 7. 49-Brad Sweet[7] ; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana[8]

B-Feature - (12 Laps) 1. 7-David Gravel[1] ; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[4] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[6] ; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor[9] ; 5. 19P-Paige Polyak[3] ; 6. 82-Dusty zomer[8] ; 7. 38-Jared Horstman[10] ; 8. 71A-RJ Johnson[7] ; 9. 99-Brady Bacon[5]

A-Feature - (30 Laps) 1. W20-Greg Wilson[9] ; 2. 2-Shane Stewart[4] ; 3. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 4. 15-Donny Schatz[5] ; 5. 1B-Dale Blaney[21] ; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman[11] ; 7. 7S-Jason Sides[13] ; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen[18] ; 10. 49-Brad Sweet[7] ; 11. 51-Paul McMahan[6] ; 12. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 13. 67-Christopher Bell[20] ; 14. 7-David Gravel[12] ; 15. 89-Cody Darrah[22] ; 16. 21-Cap Henry[24] ; 17. 29-Kerry Madsen[19] ; 18. 17W-Bryan Clauson[10] ; 19. 71M-Joey Saldana[8] ; 20. 11N-Randy Hannagan[16] ; 21. 1ST-Gary Taylor[23] ; 22. 11-Steve Kinser[14] ; 23. 41-Jason Johnson[17] ; 24. 11K-Mikey Kuemper[15]

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DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 05-David Smith[5] ; 2. 18-Ryan Sutter[8] ; 3. 1-Scott Williams[6] ; 4. 36-Brandon Vaughan[3] ; 5. 87-David Shain[9] ; 6. 35-Bobby Stremme[2] ; 7. 17-Nick Roselit[4] ; 8. 30-Jon Raney[7] ; 9. 1G-Devin Gilpin[1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 2-Travis Stemler[8] ; 2. 16-Jeff Koz[6] ; 3. 111-Curt Spalding[4] ; 4. 116-Jerry Bowersock[7] ; 5. 3W-Dylan Woodling[9] ; 6. 20K-Bill Keeler[1] ; 7. 79-Shane Unger[3] ; 8. 66W-Jask Waldfogel[5] ; 9. 0%-Derrick Austin[2]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 10-Scott Bowersock[1] ; 2. 24M-Zeke McKenzie[8] ; 3. 4-Jason Kinney[2] ; 4. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[4] ; 5. 65-Todd Sherman[7] ; 6. 55-Justin Matson[3] ; 7. 71D-Anthony Davis[9] ; 8. 9V-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 9. 43-Bill Griffith[6]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 5-Jonathan Taylor[4] ; 2. 188-Aaron Orr[6] ; 3. 11R-Ed Roley[3] ; 4. 52-Weasel Phlipot[1] ; 5. 20-Josh Morton[8] ; 6. 5X-Tim Richardson[5] ; 7. 96-Peter Wormcastle[2] ; 8. 57-Tyler Fitzpatrick[7]

B-Feature - (12 Laps) 1. 65-Todd Sherman[3] ; 2. 87-David Shain[1] ; 3. 5X-Tim Richardson[8] ; 4. 55-Justin Matson[7] ; 5. 71D-Anthony Davis[11] ; 6. 35-Bobby Stremme[5] ; 7. 9V-Shawn Valenti[15] ; 8. 17-Nick Roselit[9] ; 9. 96-Peter Wormcastle[12] ; 10. 79-Shane Unger[10] ; 11. 57-Tyler Fitzpatrick[16] ; 12. 30-Jon Raney[13] ; 13. 43-Bill Griffith[19] ; 14. 0%-Derrick Austin[18] ; 15. 66W-Jask Waldfogel[14] ; 16. 3W-Dylan Woodling[2] ; 17. 20-Josh Morton[4] ; 18. 20K-Bill Keeler[6]

A-Feature - (20 Laps) 1. 2-Travis Stemler[9] ; 2. 24M-Zeke McKenzie[4] ; 3. 116-Jerry Bowersock[6] ; 4. 188-Aaron Orr[3] ; 5. 5-Jonathan Taylor[7] ; 6. 1-Scott Williams[2] ; 7. 4-Jason Kinney[11] ; 8. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[15] ; 9. 11R-Ed Roley[12] ; 10. 16-Jeff Koz[5] ; 11. 05-David Smith[10] ; 12. 65-Todd Sherman[17] ; 13. 52-Weasel Phlipot[16] ; 14. 87-David Shain[14] ; 15. 10-Scott Bowersock[8] ; 16. 36-Brandon Vaughan[13] ; 17. 9V-Shawn Valenti[23] ; 18. 71D-Anthony Davis[21] ; 19. 35-Bobby Stremme[18] ; 20. 55-Justin Matson[20] ; 21. 5X-Tim Richardson[19] ; 22. 96-Peter Wormcastle[24] ; 23. 17-Nick Roselit[22] ; 24. 111-Curt Spalding[1]

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: HOWLAND & DINNING TAKE WINS AT THE ARROW EXPRESS CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

by Tommy Goudge (September 19, 2015) – 65 360 Sprint Cars and 25 Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks combined for 90 total drivers signed in to race in the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway on Saturday night. Bryan Howland and Ryan Dinning visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA ARROW EXPRESS CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS TOTAL ENTRIES – 90

----------------------------------------------------------- 360 SPRINT CARS (65 entries) Bryan Howland made history in the most exciting finish in Canadian Sprint Car Nationals history, becoming the first driver to win the CSCN A-Feature after qualifying from a B-Feature. The 28 year old New Yorker also got some vindication from the track where he received a broken shoulder and fractured leg in 2010, officially leading only laps 33 and 35 to steal the $12,000 prize from Steve Poirier, Parker Price-Miller, and a quickly-closing Mark Smith.

The 35 lap A-Feature began with 3-time CSCN winner Poirier and Jason Barney at the front of the 30 car field, but the race was slowed with just 1 lap complete when Yan Bilodeau coasted to a stop after contact with Brad Loyet in turn one. Bilodeau saw something fly off his car after the contact and suspected that he had broken a suspension part. The debris turned out to be a nerf bar, which the track safety crew retrieved, and Bilodeau was able to restart and eventually be credited with 14th.

The yellow flag wasn't seen again, and the next 34 laps of green flag action produced one of the best races in the 20 year history of Ohsweken Speedway. Poirier led the first lap before the yellow flag, while Dustin Daggett took 2nd from Barney, only to lose that spot to Barney when the race restarted. Parker Price-Miller moved from 8th to 4th on that first lap, while 20th starter Howland started his march to the front by gaining 3 spots.

Poirier maintained his lead after the single file restart, while 5th starter Mark Smith briefly slowed and fell back as far as 14th before mounting a comeback. Barney kept Poirier in sight, with Daggett maintaining 3rd until Price-Miller moved past him on lap 6, followed one lap later by Paul Kinney. Traffic quickly became a factor, with Poirier and Barney initially lapping the slower cars faster than Price-Miller.

Howland moved into the top 10 with 25 laps left, and 5 laps later he was into 5th after passing Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Max Stambaugh, Daggett, Rob Dietrick, and Kyle Sauder in quick succession. 11th row starters Jared Horstman and Chuck Hebing were also moving through the field, but their progress was briefly slowed during the middle portions of the race, while Howland's was not.

Poirier grew his advantage as he continued to race through traffic, but Price-Miller began to close the gap after passing Barney for 2nd on lap 19. Howland passed Kinney for the 4th spot on lap 23, and then got past Barney 5 laps later to set the stage for the electrifying finish.

Price-Miller finally found clear track between himself and Poirier on lap 28 and was on Poirier's tail with 5 laps to go, throwing a slide job at the leader in turns 1 and 2. Somehow Poirier was able to find room between Price-Miller's car and the outside wall to slip back into the lead. Price-Miller set up another slider 2 laps later but was rebuffed again by Poirier, who crossed underneath Price-Miller exiting turn 2, while Howland dove low to make it three-wide for the lead.

Howland led lap 33 at the start/finish line by mere inches, but Poirier drove into turn one with the lead again, and drove through the middle groove attempting to split two slower cars. Howland got a big launch off the bottom of turn 2 and pulled a wheelie down the backstretch, but saw that move thwarted when he was pinned behind a slower car while Poirier again drove through the middle groove in turn 3. Poirier officially led at the start/finish line as the white flag flew, but again it was by inches, while Price-Miller was back in the picture.

The three were nose-to-tail down the backstretch on the final lap with a slower car running the low groove in front of them, and 4th place Mark Smith closing in as well. Poirier and Price-Miller both slid high exiting the 4th turn, while Howland drove through the middle groove and pulled ahead just enough to take his first CSCN win despite contact with Poirier at the finish line.

Howland crossed the line just 0.112 seconds ahead of Poirier, with Price-Miller just 0.159 seconds behind Poirier. Smith finished 4th, 0.692 seconds behind the leader, while Kinney rounded out the top 5. Hebing's run landed him in 6th, followed by Barney, Hafertepe, Horstman, and Dietrick. 2011 CSCN winner Hafertepe had run much of the race with very little air in his right rear tire. Amazingly, all 30 cars were still running at the finish.

65 of the 73 official entries were able to compete on Saturday night. Drivers from 2 Canadian provinces and 8 American states attempted to qualify for the 11th edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. 14 drivers competed in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals for the first time, with Parker Price-Miller the highest finishing first-time competitor. Price-Miller also ran the fastest time overall in group time trials to collect the Fastest Qualifier Award, while fellow CSCN rookie Dylan Westbrook claimed the Fastest Canadian Qualifier award. Jordan Thomas and his crew were given Corr/Pak Merchandising "Bill Peer Memorial" Best Appearing Car Award honours, while Mitch Brown won the Brighton Speedway Highest Finishing SOS Driver award.

A-FEATURE (35 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 51 Bryan Howland (20) 2. 28fm Steve Poirier (1) 3. 97 Parker Price-Miller (8) 4. 55 Mark Smith (5) 5. 19k Paul Kinney (4) 6. 45 Chuck Hebing (22) 7. 87 Jason Barney (2) 8. 67 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (13) 9. 17 Jared Horstman (21) 10. 10k Rob Dietrick (6) 11. 5b Justin Barger (17) 12. o5 Brad Loyet (18) 13. 10b Mitch Brown (16) 14. 123 Yan Bilodeau (15) 15. 83 Kyle Sauder (9) 16. 49d Shawn Dancer (27) 17. 19 Cory Turner (26) 18. 77 Dain Naida (11) 19. 17h Max Stambaugh (10) 20. 53 Shawn Donath (23) 21. 00 Dane Lorenc (24) 22. 47x Dylan Westbrook (12) 23. 90 Matt Tanner (29) 24. 35 Jared Zimbardi (14) 25. 2m Dustin Daggett (3) 26. 42w Rick Wilson (25) 27. 0 Glenn Styres (7) 28. 49k Scott Kreutter (19) 29. 422 Etienne Girard (30) 30. 79 Jordan Thomas (28) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Steve Poirier (1-32, 34), Bryan Howland (33, 35) Hard Charger - Bryan Howland (+19)

AWARD WINNERS: Insta-Insulation Fastest Qualifier Award – 97 Parker Price-Miller (14.136 seconds) Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance Fastest Canadian Qualifier Award – 47x Dylan Westbrook (14.599 seconds) Corr/Pak Merchandising “Bill Peer Memorial” Best Appearing Car Award – 79 Jordan Thomas Brighton Speedway Highest Finishing SOS Driver Award – 10b Mitch Brown (13th)

GROUP TIME TRIAL FLIGHT #1 (4 laps – Top 12 inverted into starting positions for Heat Races #1 and #2) Rank. # Name, Hometown, Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo IN, 14.136 (1), 2. 49 Todd Hoddick, Cheektowaga NY, 14.343 (2), 3. 49d Shawn Dancer, Delphos OH, 14.425 (3), 4. 67 Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale TX, 14.436 (4), 5. 16 Ryan Ruhl, Coldwater MI, 14.550 (6), 6. 79 Jordan Thomas, Harding PA, 14.552 (7), 7. o5 Brad Loyet, Imperial MO, 14.600 (9), 8. 28fm Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC, 14.618 (10), 9. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY, 14.666 (11), 10. 35 Jared Zimbardi, Bradford PA, 14.687 (13), 11. 2m Dustin Daggett, Portland MI, 14.688 (14), 12. 22h Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro IN, 14.701 (15), 13. 51 Bryan Howland, Union Springs NY, 14.705 (16), 14. 53 Shawn Donath, South Onondaga NY, 14.771 (18), 15. 25 Michael Parent, Granby QC, 14.783 (19), 16. 90 Matt Tanner, Stephentown NY, 15.121 (27), 17. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON, 15.255 (29), 18. 48jr Darryl Ruggles, Canandaigua NY, 15.809 (42), 19. 121 Steve Glover, Rochester NY, 16.356 (49), 20. 15aw April Wilson, Joyceville ON, 16.495 (55), 21. 2w Lee Winger, Hamilton ON, 16.914 (59), 22. 01 Kyle Fraser, White Lake ON, 17.102 (62)

GROUP TIME TRIAL FLIGHT #2 (4 laps – Top 12 inverted into starting positions for Heat Races #3 and #4) Rank. # Name, Hometown, Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 17 Jared Horstman, Cloverdale OH, 14.505 (5), 2. 00 Dane Lorenc, Bowmansville NY, 14.683 (12), 3. 17h Max Stambaugh, Lima OH, 14.757 (17), 4. 55 Mark Smith, Sunbury PA, 14.816 (20), 5. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON, 14.891 (21), 6. 10b Mitch Brown, Brantford ON, 14.920 (22), 7. 49k Scott Kreutter, Cowlesville NY, 15.088 (26), 8. 77x Alex Hill, Wilsonville ON, 15.234 (28), 9. 10k Rob Dietrick, Farmington NY, 15.295 (30), 10. 75 Tommy Wickham, Constantia NY, 15.544 (36), 11. 38w Dennis Wagner, Pulaski PA, 15.571 (39), 12. 123 Yan Bilodeau, Saint-Christophe-d'Arthabaska QC, 15.707 (40), 13. 61 Parker Evans, Owego NY, 15.974 (44), 14. 19 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON, 16.078 (46), 15. 36 Mike Stelter, Webster NY, 16.212 (48), 16. 3r Shane Ross, Thedford ON, 16.391 (50), 17. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON, 16.442 (53), 18. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON, 16.523 (56), 19. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON, 16.707 (57), 20. 13 Keith Granholm, Syracuse NY, 16.736 (58), 21. 43 Scott Sherk, Port Colborne ON, 17.082 (61), 22. 10j CJ Jones, Lake Milton OH, 17.538 (64)

GROUP TIME TRIAL FLIGHT #3 (4 laps – Top 12 inverted into starting positions for Heat Races #5 and #6) Rank. # Name, Hometown, Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON, 14.599 (8), 2. 83 Kyle Sauder, Archbold OH, 14.992 (23), 3. 422 Etienne Girard, Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover QC, 14.997 (24), 4. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon, Burlington NJ, 15.026 (25), 5. 77 Dain Naida, Tecumseh MI, 15.311 (31), 6. 5b Justin Barger, Montrose NY, 15.401 (32), 7. 42w Rick Wilson, Joyceville ON, 15.414 (33), 8. 10c Paul Colagiovanni, Jr., Cicero NY, 15.561 (34), 9. 87 Jason Barney, Brewerton NY, 15.530 (35), 10. 19k Paul Kinney, Durhamville NY, 15.561 (37), 11. 7c Dylan Swiernik, Port Leyden NY, 15.562 (38), 12. 2 Dave Axton, Port Byron NY, 15.750 (41), 13. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON, 15.832 (43), 14. 10 Jeff Cook, Antwerp NY, 16.047 (45), 15. 69 Kris Root, Delaware ON, 16.146 (47), 16. 5 Keith Dempster, Alton ON, 16.428 (51), 17. 18 Ryan Susice, Ransomville NY, 16.440 (52), 18. 48a Alysha Ruggles, Canandaigua NY, 16.475 (54), 19. 94z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie ON, 17.061 (60), 20. 7m Justin Martin, Rodney ON, 17.357 (63), 21. 45 Chuck Hebing, Ontario NY, No Time (65)

HEAT RACE #1 (10 laps – Top 3 transferred to A-Feature, winner transferred to Dash) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 2m Dustin Daggett (1), 2. 97 Parker Price-Miller (6), 3. o5 Brad Loyet (3), / 4. 16 Ryan Ruhl (4), 5. 51 Bryan Howland (7), 6. 81 Derek Jonathan (2), 7. 25 Michael Parent (8), 8. 49d Shawn Dancer (5), 9. 2w Lee Winger (11), 10. 38 Tyler Hendricks (9), 11. 121 Steve Glover (10). Time - 2:26.217

HEAT RACE #2 (10 laps – Top 3 transferred to A-Feature, winner transferred to Dash) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 28fm Steve Poirier (3), 2. 35 Jared Zimbardi (2), 3. 67 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (5), / 4. 53 Shawn Donath (7), 5. 79 Jordan Thomas (4), 6. 48jr Darryl Ruggles (9), 7. 90 Matt Tanner (8), 8. 49 Todd Hoddick (6), 9. 01 Kyle Fraser (11), 10. 15aw April Wilson (10), DNF. 22h Randy Hannagan (1). No Time

HEAT RACE #3 (10 laps – Top 3 transferred to A-Feature, winner transferred to Dash) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 10k Rob Dietrick (2), 2. 17h Max Stambaugh (5), 3. 49k Scott Kreutter (3), / 4. 6 Curtis Gartly (10), 5. 0 Glenn Styres (4), 6. 17 Jared Horstman (6), 7. 91 Ryan Turner (9), 8. 61 Parker Evans (7), 9. 38w Dennis Wagner (1), 10. 36 Mike Stelter (8), 11. 43 Scott Sherk (11). No Time

HEAT RACE #4 (10 laps – Top 3 transferred to A-Feature, winner transferred to Dash) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 55 Mark Smith (5), 2. 123 Yan Bilodeau (1), 3. 10b Mitch Brown (4), / 4. 3r Shane Ross (8), 5. 19 Cory Turner (7), 6. 77x Alex Hill (3), 7. 00 Dane Lorenc (6), 8. 14h Jim Huppunen (9), 9. 10j CJ Jones (11), 10. 75 Tommy Wickham (2), DNF. 13 Keith Granholm (10). No Time

HEAT RACE #5 (10 laps – Top 3 transferred to A-Feature, winner transferred to Dash) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 87 Jason Barney (2), 2. 77 Dain Naida (4), 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook (6), / 4. 7c Dylan Swiernik (1), 5. 42w Rick Wilson (3), 6. 422 Etienne Girard (5), 7. 18 Ryan Susice (9), 8. 45 Chuck Hebing (11), 9. 94z Stan Zanchin (10), 10. 11 Jamie Turner (7), 11. 69 Kris Root (8). Time - 2:33.573

HEAT RACE #6 (10 laps – Top 3 transferred to A-Feature, winner transferred to Dash) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 19k Paul Kinney (2), 2. 83 Kyle Sauder (6), 3. 5b Justin Barger (4), / 4. 2 Dave Axton (1), 5. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (5), 6. 48a Alysha Ruggles (9), 7. 10c Paul Colagiovanni, Jr. (3), 8. 10 Jeff Cook (7), 9. 5 Keith Dempster (8), DNS. 7m Justin Martin (10). No Time

B-FEATURE #1 (12 laps – Top 2 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 51 Bryan Howland (3), 2. 53 Shawn Donath (2), / 3. 49d Shawn Dancer (9), 4. 79 Jordan Thomas (4), 5. 90 Matt Tanner (8), 6. 25 Michael Parent (7), 7. 48jr Darryl Ruggles (6), 8. 16 Ryan Ruhl (1), 9. 121 Steve Glover (15), 10. 22h Randy Hannagan (16), 11. 01 Kyle Fraser (12), 12. 2w Lee Winger (11), DNF. 38 Tyler Hendricks (13), DNF. 81 Derek Jonathan (5), DNF. 15aw April Wilson (14), DNF. 49 Todd Hoddick (10). No Time

B-FEATURE #2 (12 laps – Top 2 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 17 Jared Horstman (5), 2. 00 Dane Lorenc (8), / 3. 19 Cory Turner (4), 4. 0 Glenn Styres (3), 5. 3r Shane Ross (2), 6. 14h Jim Huppunen (10), 7. 38w Dennis Wagner (11), 8. 6 Curtis Gartly (1), 9. 91 Ryan Turner (7), 10. 61 Parker Evans (9), 11. 36 Mike Stelter (13), 12. 75 Tommy Wickham (14), 13. 43 Scott Sherk (15), 14. 77x Alex Hill (6), DNF. 10j CJ Jones (12), DNS. 13 Keith Granholm (16). Time - 3:20.049

B-FEATURE #3 (12 laps – Top 2 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 45 Chuck Hebing (9), 2. 42w Rick Wilson (3), / 3. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (4), 4. 422 Etienne Girard (5), 5. 94z Stan Zanchin (11), 6. 7c Dylan Swiernik (1), 7. 10 Jeff Cook (10), 8. 48a Alysha Ruggles (6), 9. 10c Paul Colagiovanni, Jr. (8), 10. 2 Dave Axton (2), 11. 5 Keith Dempster (12), 12. 11 Jamie Turner (13), 13. 69 Kris Root (15), DNF. 18 Ryan Susice (7), DNS. 7m Justin Martin (14). Time - 3:18.962

DASH (4 laps – Determined top 6 A-Feature starting positions) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 28fm Steve Poirier (1), 2. 87 Jason Barney (3), 3. 2m Dustin Daggett (4), 4. 19k Paul Kinney (2), 5. 55 Mark Smith (5), 6. 10k Rob Dietrick (6). Time - 1:02.826

LITTLE FEATURE (15 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 19 Cory Turner (2), 2. 49d Shawn Dancer (1), 3. 79 Jordan Thomas (4), 4. 90 Matt Tanner (7), 5. 422 Etienne Girard (6), / 6. 3r Shane Ross (8), 7. 25 Michael Parent (10), 8. 94z Stan Zanchin (9), 9. 10 Jeff Cook (15), 10. 7c Dylan Swiernik (12), 11. 48jr Darryl Ruggles (13), 12. 14h Jim Huppunen (11), 13. 38w Dennis Wagner (14), 14. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (3), DNS. 0 Glenn Styres (5). Time - 4:07.692

PROVISIONAL A-FEATURE STARTER: 0 Glenn Styres (June 30 Triple Crown Showdown winner)

----------------------------------------------------------- AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (25 entries) Ryan Dinning drove to the lead early in the final Thunder Stock feature of the season, and stayed ahead of Alex Schuts and Wyatt Van Wart after a late restart to claim his 5th feature win of the season, and 4th in a row.

Rookie of the Year Schuts pushed as hard as he could and was glued to Dinning's bumper on several occasions, but ended up settling for the runner-up spot. Van Wart crossed 3rd, followed by Dale Gyokery, and Chris Dickie. Newly crowned track champion Dave Bailey finished 6th, with Dave Small, Chase Hess, Derek Liverance, and Steve Perry rounding out the top 10.

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 2 Ryan Dinning (5) 2. 5 Alex Schuts (2) 3. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (9) 4. 8 Dale Gyokery (3) 5. 1 Chris Dickie (6) 6. 49 Dave Bailey (8) 7. 10 Dave Small (12) 8. 7x Chase Hess (10) 9. 40 Derek Liverance (7) 10. 64 Steve Perry (15) 11. b23 Ken Sargent (4) 12. 23 Trevor DeBoer (21) 13. 66 Brady Longboat (18) 14. 11jr RJ Price (25) 15. 4k Kevin Knapp (13) 16. 68 Jens Mortensen (22) 17. 56 Dereck Lemyre (11) 18. 93 Melissa Miller (1) 19. 333 Kevin Kocarik (17) 20. 49h Jerry Hill (24) 21. 911 Nick Liverance (19) 22. 24 Jon Lowenberg (16) 23. 52 Tony Fraser (14) 24. 24 Michelle Johnson (20) 25. 777x Steve Hess (23) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Alex Schuts (1-3), Ryan Dinning (4-25) Hard Charger - RJ Price (+11)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 04 Wyatt Van Wart, Cambridge ON (1), 2. b23 Ken Sargent, Fenwick ON (2), 3. 40 Derek Liverance, Brantford ON (4), 4. 7x Chase Hess, Ohsweken ON (6), 5. 4k Kevin Knapp, Thorold ON (7), 6. 14 Jonny Lowenberg, Caledonia ON (8), 7. 911 Nick Liverance, Brantford ON (5), 8. 68 Jens Mortensen, Binbrook ON (3), 9. 11jr RJ Price (9). Time - 2:39.609

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 2 Ryan Dinning, Caledonia ON (5), 2. 5 Alex Schuts, Oakland ON (1), 3. 49 Dave Bailey, Hagersville ON (3), 4. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton ON (2), 5. 52 Tony Fraser, Guelph ON (6), 6. 333 Kevin Kocarik, Welland ON (7), 7. 24 Michelle Johnson, Caledonia ON (8), 8. 777x Steve Hess, Ohsweken ON (4). Time - 2:41.264

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 8 Dale Gyokery, Jarvis ON (1), 2. 93 Melissa Miller, Ohsweken ON (3), 3. 1 Chris Dickie, Brantford ON (8), 4. 10 Dave Small, Port Colborne ON (6), 5. 64 Steve Perry, Hamilton ON (2), 6. 66 Brady Longboat, Ohsweken ON (5), 7. 23 Trevor DeBoer, Hagersville ON (4), 8. 49h Jerry Hill, Ohsweken ON (7). Time - 2:43.976

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Zac Taylor Claims the URSS Bob Salem Memorial Sprint Nationals Crown

The final night of the Bob Salem Memorial Sprint Car Nationals at Oberlin Speedway in Oberlin, KS saw thirty one teams check in at the gate to earn points in the second to last “2015 Myers Engine URSS National Points” race of the 2015 season. When it was all said and done, 2013 URSS National Rookie of the Year Zac Taylor picked up the feature win from his fifth starting spot.

At the drop of the green flag 14 year old Tracey Hill led the field with Scott Cochran, Jeremy Huish, Zac Taylor and Keefe Hemel rounding out the top five at the end of lap one. Taylor and Huish would swap places several times in the next two laps battling for the third spot. Saturday’s preliminary feature winner, Brian Herbert made his to the fifth spot by lap five pushing Hemel back to sixth. CJ Johnson was making his way up to sixth by lap seven and set his sights on Herbert.

JD Johnson had made his way past Hemel on lap nine grab seventh place. Up front, Hill continued to pace the field when Cochran running in the second spot got caught behind a lapped car and lost the position on lap eleven to Huish. Huish began his drive up to try and challenge Hill for the top spot as the leader began to encounter more lapped traffic. Zac Taylor caught Cochran and dove under him in turn three to take away the third spot on lap fourteen. Meanwhile CJ Johnson had caught Herbert and the battle between the pair heated up. Further back in the pack, eleventh starter Jason Martin had been steadily picking off cars as he drove to the front. Martin made his way up to the eight spot by lap sixteen.

Up front Huish caught Hill and grabbed the lead on lap seventeen with Taylor following Huish into the runner spot away from Hill. The rookie soon found himself being pressured by Herbert with seven laps to go. Huish and Taylor came together coming off of turn as a lapped car got into Huish’s way. The pair banged wheels with Huish’s mount suffering right rear suspension damage to bring out the caution flag.

On the restart, Taylor jumped out to the lead with Herbert in second. Behind them several cars got bunched up and fifth place Jason Martin shot around Hill and Cochran to take over the third spot with Jake Bubak and CJ Johnson rounding out the top five. Behind them Luke Cranston and a hard charging Zach Blurton were battling for the sixth position. Blurton had made his way up to challenge for the spot from his seventeenth starting spot. Lap twenty eight saw the red flag fly for Scott Cochran as he took a wild ride into the turn two guardrail. Cochran walked to the ambulance under his own power and was okay.

On the final restart Taylor once again took the point with Herbert hot on his heels. Martin, Bubak and CJ Johnson all were fighting for position behind the leaders. Johnson used the high side to motor past Bubak to take the fourth spot with one lap to go. Up front Taylor was not to be unchallenged as Herbert closed within a car length at the finish. Taylor picked up the win with Herbert, Martin, CJ Johnson and Bubak rounding out the top five. The victory was Zac Taylor’s first URSS National Point feature win.

Heat race winners were Tracy Hill, CJ Johnson and Jeremy Huish.

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award goes to Zach Blurton, starting 17th and moving up 11 spots to 6th place.

Thank you to all the help all weekend, we couldn't have done it without you. Thank you to all the race teams and fans for helping make the races a huge success.

A Feature Results 1-Zac Taylor 2-Brian Herbert 3-Jason Martin 4-CJ Johnson 5-Jake Bubak 6-Zach Blurton 7-Keefe Hemel 8-Luke Cranston 9-Jed Werner 10-JD Johnson 11-Darren Berry 12-Tracey Hill 13-Lance Davis 14-Austin McLean 15-Craig Jecha 16-Bill Hays 17-Howard Van Dyke 18Scott Cochran DNF 19-Jeremy Huish DNF 20-Mark Walinder DNF

B Feature 1 1-Jason Martin 2-Austin McLean 3-Lance Davis 4-Zach Blurton 5-Craig Jecha 6-Ken Lutters 7-Jeff Radcliffe 8-Jordan Randles 9-Kayden Taylor 10-Koby Walters

B Feature 2 1-Luke Cranston 2-Darren Berry 3-Mark Walinder 4-Bill Hays 5-Howard Van Dyke 6-Greg Reiners 7-Luke Lucero 8-Mike Madden 9-Aaron Ploussard 10-Ryan Walters

 

 

Brian Herbert Takes URSS Bob Salem Memorial Preliminary Win

The United Rebel Sprint Series kicked off night number one of the Bob Salem Memorial Sprint Car Nationals in grand style as 34 teams checked into the Decatur County Speedway. Fans were treated to some great racing action as Brian Herbert claimed the Myers Engine National Points victory by wiring the field from his outside pole starting position.

Coby Pearce led the field to the green flag with Herbert and Zac Taylor using the high line to bolt to the front of the pack. Pearce settled into the third spot with Jeremy Huish and Luke Cranston rounding out the top five at the end of lap one. Ninth starter JD Johnson started his charge to the front on lap three as he made his way up to challenge Cranston for the fourth spot. Johnson would continue to charge forward as he took the third spot away from Pearce who quickly fell back to fifth spot. Cranston settled into the fourth position but was soon challenged by 2013-2014 National Champion Jake Bubak by lap seven.

Out front Herbert still was in the lead with Taylor, JD Johnson, Cranston and Bubak in tow. Lap eight saw Jeremy Huish trying to get the low line to work battling Cranston for the fifth spot and hit an infield tire coming off of turn four to bring out the first caution of the night. Huish’s damage was minimal and he rejoined the tail of the field. On the restart Herbert once again pulled out to the lead with Taylor, JD Johnson, Bubak and Cranston in the top five. Behind them twelfth starting CJ Johnson had been making his way through the field and took away the fifth spot from Cranston on lap ten. Bubak had closed the gap between himself and JD Johnson and grabbed the position on lap eleven. Caution flew once again as Jordan Randles spun in turn three to once again bunch up the field.

On the restart Herbert once again took the point with Bubak taking away the runner up spot from Taylor. That put JD Johnson on Taylor’s bumper. The pair battled for several laps with JD Johnson taking the spot away from Taylor. Further back in the field, Jeff Radcliffe had made his way up to challenge CJ Johnson for the fifth position. Radcliffe took the spot away with two laps to go relegating CJ to the sixth spot. Up front Bubak was closing the gap between himself and front running Herbert as the white flag given to the field. When the checkered flag fell it was Brain Herbert taking the preliminary night win, his first win in the last two seasons with Jake Bubak, JD Johnson, Zac Taylor and Jeff Radcliffe rounding out the top five.

Heat Race Winners were Keefe Hemel, JD Johnson, Zac Taylor and Jeff Radcliffe.

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award goes to Jake Bubak, starting 10th and moving up 8 spots to finish 2nd.

Saturday Night Qualifier - Bob Salem Memorial - Oberlin Kansas

A Feature Results 1- Brian Herbert 2- Jake Bubak 3- J D Johnson 4- Zac Taylor 5- Jeff Radcliffe 6-CJ Johnson 7-Zach Blurton 8-Scott Cochran 9-Jeremy Huish 10-Keefe Hemel 11-Lance Davis 12-Jed Werner 13-Jordan Randles 14-Luke Cranston 15-Koby Walters 16-Mark Walinder 17-Tracey Hill 18-Coby Pearce – DNF 19-Luke Lucero – DNF 20-Kayden Taylor - DNF

B-1 Feature 1-Keefe Hemel 2-Mark Walinder 3-Koby Walters 4-Tracey Hill 5-Jordan Randles 6-Craig Jecha 7-Austin McLean 8-Ken Lutters 9-Ryan Walters 10-Darren Berry DNF 11-Adam Trimble DNF

B-2 Feature 1-Scott Cochran 2-CJ Johnson 3-Lance Davis 4-Luke Lucero 5-Kayden Taylor 6-Howard Van Dyke 7-Bill Hays 8-Greg Riners 9-John Webster DNF 10-Aaron Ploussard DNF 11-Mike Madden DNF

 

 

West Burlington’s Josh Schneiderman gets season championship feature win; Jon Agan is points champion.

By Dana Royer/34 Raceway and Bill Wright/Sprint Invaders

WEST BURLINGTON, IA (9-19-2015). The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders capped off their 2015 season at 34 Raceway Saturday night, September 19 with their Season Championship event and the 2015 points champion to be decided. When the night was over it would be West Burlington’s Josh Schneiderman topping the twenty one car field taking the checkered flag. But the points championship would go to Jon Agan, Knoxville. Agan held a 6 point lead going into the feature race and his second place finish clinched him the title.

Jeff Stensland picked up the STARS Mod Lite Nationals win for his first win at 34 Raceway. Also picking up wins were Austen Becerra, Carthage, Il., (IMCA Sport Mods), Tommy Bowling, Jr., Danville (IMCA Stock Cars), and Jeffrey DeLonjay (4 cylinders).

Sprint Invaders Jon Agan Repeats as Champion

(Bill W) West Burlington, IA, September 19, 2015 – With a point battle that was up for grabs and a tacky track awaiting, fans knew it was going to be a fun night for the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa! When all was said and done, Josh Schneiderman stood in Victory Lane, and Jon Agan was the series’ champion for the second straight year!

Tony Shilling led the point race by just one marker over Agan heading into the night. John Schulz, who came in fourth in points, suffered a flat right front when he was run over by another competitor before a lap could be completed in the 30-lap feature. Joey Moughan led the main event early ahead of pole-sitter Ricky Montgomery and Agan.

Moughan looked strong, but his left front tire would fly over the turn three wall with just three laps in the books. That handed the lead to Montgomery, ahead of Agan, Josh Schneiderman, Dustin Selvage and Nate Van Haaften. Schneiderman cruised under Agan, who pulled a vicious wheelie on the restart to take second. Schneiderman stalked Montgomery until the leader bobbled on the turn two berm. Montgomery was lucky to save his mount, but the lead was surrendered to Schneiderman on lap nine.

At the halfway point, Jacob Glasgow slowed bringing the caution flag. Schneiderman led Montgomery, Agan, Selvage and Van Haaften back to green flag racing. Montgomery got shakier on the berm, and Agan passed him for second on lap 23. Two laps later, Montgomery tipped over in turn two. In a chain reaction, Shilling broke his front end after contact from another car. That ended his shot at the championship.

Schneiderman was able to pull away on the last restart as well, and won over Agan, who locked the championship, Selvage, Van Haaften and Jamie Ball. Hard-charger, Ryan Jamison, Harold Pohren, Donnie Stewart, John Hall and Bret Tripplett rounded out the top ten. Schneiderman, Agan and Montgomery won heat races. Selvage took the Dash, while Ball won the B main.

“With the kind of season we’ve had, in front of our hometown crowd, it’s another storybook ending for Deuce Motorsports,” said Schneiderman in Victory Lane. “Early I found the bottom worked well for us. Those guys were hitting the top pretty hard. The bottom has been good for me. I stayed down there.”

“In all honesty, we’ve had a bad year in a lot of ways,” said Agan. “Thanks to my guys who keep working, all my family and supporters. We had three DNF’s. I don’t know how we did this with three DNF’s. Honestly, we tried to play it safe all night long. We were fighting things. I couldn’t keep the front end down in the feature. I couldn’t get on it on restarts or it would stand up. At the end of the night, we were able to get what we came for, and that was the championship.”

“The car was good,” said Selvage, who was taking his first ride in the Plath Motorsports #14P. “The track actually got racier than I thought it would. Though it was narrow, it got slick and a guy had to somewhat pedal it. I got underneath Agan a few times, I just couldn’t make it stick. Josh was definitely the fastest car. We would have liked to have been a couple spots better, but for the first night in the car, we’ll take a third.”

For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!

Sprint Invaders Results

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 30 laps: 1. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (4) 2. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (3) 3. 14P, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (6) 4. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (10) 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (16) 6. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (18) 7. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (17) 8. 16HD, Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA (15) 9. 7H, John Hall, Marion, IA (5) 10. 22x, Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL (12) 11. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (14) 12. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (7) 13. 9m, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (1) 14. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (9) 15. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (11) 16. 59, Jacob Glasgow, West Burlington, IA (19) 17. 51JR, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (20) 18. 12G, Kelly Graham, Hedrick, IA (21, prov.) 19. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (8) 20. 17m, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (2) 21. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (13). Lap Leaders: Moughan 1-3, Montgomery 4-8, Jo. Schneiderman 9-30. KSE Hard-charger: Jamison.

B main (started), 12 laps, top five to A: 1. Jamie Ball (1) 2. Harold Pohren (3) 3. Ryan Jamison (2) 4. Jacob Glasgow (4) 5. Daniel Bergquist (5) / 6. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (6) 7. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (8) 8. Kelly Graham (9) 9. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Weaver, IA (10) 10. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (7)

CenPeCo Heat one (started), 8 laps, top five to A, top two to Dash: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1) 2. Dustin Selvage (3) 3. Tony Shilling (6) 4. Nate Van Haaften (8) 5. John Schulz (7) / 6. Jamie Ball (5) 7. Jacob Glasgow (4) 8. Alan Zoutte (2) 9. Brayden Gaylord (9)

Budweiser – Golden Eagle Distributors Heat two (started), 8 laps, top five to A, top two to Dash: 1. Jon Agan (2) 2. John Hall (1) 3. Bobby Mincer (4) 4. Jarrod Schneiderman (6) 5. Tim Moore (5) / 6. Ryan Jamison (7) 7. Daniel Bergquist (3) 8. Chase Wanner (8)

Heat three (started), 8 laps, top five to A, top two to Dash: 1. Ricky Montgomery (2) 2. Joey Moughan (1) 3. Dave Getchell (3) 4. Bret Tripplett (6) 5. Donnie Steward (7) / 6. Harold Pohren (5) 7. Justin Buchholz (4) 8. Kelly Graham (8)

Randall’s Performance Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Dustin Selvage (2) 2. Ricky Montgomery (3) 3. Joey Moughan (1) 4. Jon Agan (4) 5. Josh Schneiderman (6) 6. John Hall (5)

Contingencies Saldana Racing Products – Kelly Graham Pyrotec – Dave Getchell

Mod Lites, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, 4 Cylinders also in action

A nice field of STARS Mod Lites were on hand for the Mod Lite Nationals with nineteen cars checked in. Jeff Stensland picked up the win, his first at 34 Raceway. Mike Morrill followed to finish second and Jimmy Halcomb, Ty Short and Charlie Brown rounded out the top five.

Austen Becerra picked up the win in the IMCA Sport Mod feature topping the eighteen car field. Becerra had to hold of late race challenges by Scott Van Buskirk and Creston Williams for the win. Dakota Simmons and Daniel Keltner rounded out the top five.

Tommy Bowling continues his streak winning his fifth IMCA Stock Car feature in the last six weeks. Bowling took the lead from his front row start and had to work hard to hold off several challenges from Brett Timmerman. Timmerman took a brief lead but a caution sent the field back to its previous lap. Timmerman took one more shot at Bowling on the final lap but couldn’t get by him. Timmerman would finish second .

Fourteen year old Jeffrey DeLonjay won the 4 cylinder feature leading from start to finish. The young driver had to work hard to hold off challenges by Josh Moser and Jerrod Nichols for the win.

STARS MOD LITES FEATURE: 1. Jeff Stensland, 2. Mike Morrill, 3. Jimmy Halcomb, 4. Ty Short, 5. Charlie Brown, 6. Brad Lucy, 7. Devon Rouse, 8. Cory Sauerman, 9. Justin Rankin, 10. Michael Dominguez, 11. Mike Morrow, 12. Wilkerson, 13. Josh May, 14. Robert Guss, 15. Joel Huggins, 16. Randy Bryan, 17. Jake Halcomb, 18. Jared Halcomb, 19. Gary Snyder.

IMCA SPORT MODS FEATURE: 1. Austen Becerra, 2. Scott Van Buskirk, 3. Creston Williams, 4. Dakota Simmons, 5. Daniel Keltner, 6. Tony Mitchell, 7. Sean Wyett, 8. Joe Laue, 9. Tom Lathrop, 10. Ed Wasson, 11. Jon Lear, 12. Laverne Bowman, 13. Brandon Lennox, 14. Jonny Williams, 15. Doug Fenton, 16. Kyle Hill, 17. Dusten Ravelin.

4 CYLINDERS FEATURE: 1. Jeffrey DeLonjay, 2. Josh Mosier, 3. Jerrod Nichols, 4. Daniel Campbell, 5. Renny McCarty, 6. Bryerson Tharp, 7. Todd Johnson.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Dominates Wild King of the West Event at Keller Auto Speedway

(Hanford, CA)- Taking the spotlight on Saturday night at the Keller Auto Speedway, the King of the West Series made their first of two stops at the Central Califonia speed plant, and it was Fresno, CA driver, Dominic Scelzi dominating what was a wild 30-lap feature event as he scored his second series win of the season. Blake Robertson found victory lane following a dominating RaceSaver 305 performance, as Andy Boydstun picked up the win during the Mini Stock feature event.

As the green flag dropped on the 30-lap KWS feature event, it was Dominic Scelzi jumping out into the early lead, but a series of stoppages would hamper the race from getting a lap in.

When the race finally went green, Scelzi would continue to lead as he quickly pulled away from the field, until another series of cautions flew leading officials to throw a red to allow cars to refuel on the seventh lap.

Following the stoppage, the race would finally get into a nice flow, and though Scelzi would pull away from the field, the race behind him would be entertaining as DJ Netto, Bobby McMahan, Shane Golobic, and Kyle Hirst, who rebounded from one of the early stoppages, raced inside the top-five.

Scelzi would use the top-shelf to his advantage as he continued to lead the way. Getting into lapped traffic, second running Shane Golobic would close in on Scelzi during the final laps, and Kyle Hirst would soon make it a three-car battle for the top spot.

With Scelzi able to carve through traffic brilliantly, he would again get away from Golobic and Hirst as he raced his way to the popular victory, leading all 30-laps. Golobic would hang on to second, Hirst third, Tyler Walker would fight back to finish fourth after falling back in the Top-10 early on in the race, and Carson Macedo would round out the Top-Five, taking over the series points lead with his performance.

The RaceSaver 305 feature event was all about Visalia, CA driver, Blake Robertson. After lining up in the fourth row of the feature event, Robertson would find himself in the second spot in the first lap, and chasing after early leader, Monty Ferriera.

Taking the top spot on the sixth lap, Robertson would be un challenged over the final 19 markers as he again parked his immaculately prepared No. 15 machine in victory lane. Jesse Mack would finish second, Mike Schott would use a late race surge to finish third, Chris Ennis would finish fourth, and Eric Correia rounded out the Top-Five.

Andy Boydstun would seize a mid-race opportunity during the Mini Stock feature event as the race leader would get a shape, and open the door up for Boydstun. Jumping into the lead, Boydstun would fend off Josh Nichols to grab the win.

ON TAP- The Keller Auto Speedway returns to life on Saturday October 3rd with the USAC West Coast 360’s, the USAC Western States Midgets, and the RaceSaver 305’s.

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Conley, Stinson, Bond, Crace Claim Atomic Feature Wins

Conley, Crabtree, Oliver, and Cottrill Take Points Championships

Atomic Speedway FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Wheelersburg, Ohio driver Rod "Hot Rod" Conley was the only driver to claim a feature win and a track championship all in the same night, when he claimed an exciting $2,000 pay-day in the 25-lap 803Fire.com AMRA Late Model feature Saturday night during the "Night of Champions" at Atomic Speedway. The win sealed the 2015 points' championship for the local hot shoe.

Kory Crabtree, West Jefferson, Ohio claimed his first-ever sprint car track championship, while Greggie Oliver, Jackson was crowned as the 2015 modified champion, and Jason Cottrill, Chillicothe, Ohio grabbed the C & M Racing Equipment Sport Mod Championship over father-in-law Bob Crace, Jr.

In the sprint car main, Vandalia, Ohio's Jimmy Stinson claimed the win in the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association A-main over runner-up Crabtree. Stinson won the battle in the Eddie Slone 4x, but Crabtree won the season-long war. Andy Bond, Coolville, Ohio, subbing for Mark Lunning claimed an impressive win in the Precision Grading Modifieds, while Crace won the 15-lap Sport Mod main over runner-up Cottrill.

In the Pine Tree-Towing and Recovery Sprint Car main, Ronnie Blair burst out of the gate to lead the first eleven laps with Jimmy Stinson, Todd Kane, Kory Crabtree, and Ryan Broughton in tow.

All Crabtree had to do was finish 15 spots ahead of Broughton to claim the crown. When all was said and done, both drivers did what they had to do--land great finishes. Crabtree's third, however, propelled him to the overall championship despite what would prove a great fourth place run by Broughton.

Stinson dove low on the twelfth circuit past a rim-riding Blair. Once on the point no one came close until the finish. Stinson had built up a comfortable lead, mainly as a result of an on-going side-by-side battle between Crabtree and Blair.

The last five laps proved to be go-time for Crabtree as he finally shook Blair and charged toward Stinson, who was bogged down in lapped traffic. Perhaps saving the day for Stinson was a wild flip by Beau Stewart at the flagstand as leaders Stinson and Crabtree came to the checkered. Stewart was o.k., but a green-checkered restart saw Stinson sail to victory in a plateau of clean air.

Rounding out the top ten were Jimmy Stinson, Ronnie Blair, Kory Crabtree, Ryan Broughton, Todd Kane, Ryan Myers, Brian Nuckles, Nathan Skaggs,Lance Webb, and Sam Ashworth.

"I had a great car tonight," said Stinson. "I give all the credit to these guys (crew/owners). The car would go anywhere I wanted. In closing I just want to dedicate this win to my two sons. They have been through a lot and this was for them."

Hot Rod Conley blasted into the lead in the late models and led flag-to-flag for the win. The feat, however, did not come easily. Conley first had to fend off the hard-charges of Mark Frazier, then once Jason Montgomery garnered second, Montgomery came on strong at the finish.

Conley dove low through three back markers with three laps to go, threading the needle that may have saved him the feature win. Montgomery was coming strong, turning 15:55 laps compared to Conley's 16-two's amid the traffic. All is well that ends well ! Conley persevered and rolled on to the win.

"I knew Jason was back there somewhere," noted Conley. "I just didn't know how close. I just tried to stay smooth and keep up my momentum, but those lapped guys raced me hard."

"If your going to win the championship, you might as well win the race!" Conley concluded as he celebrated his 2015 Championship crown.

Rounding out the top ten were Rod Conley, Jason Montgomery, Chris Garnes, Mark Frazier, Billy Gullion, John Whitney, Jeremy Berwanger, Jay Helton, Randy Armes, and Mike Wilson. The hard charger of the race was Randy Armes in an 18th to 9th place run.

Greggie Oliver led the first four laps of the modified main, before exiting with a flat tire. Jason Montgomery assumed the lead, then Kenny Johnson took over and led most of the duration, however, Andy Bond had other ideas for a Bond victory.

Bond chased down Johnson in his own line and lap after lap cut into the once-healthy Johnson lead. In the waning stages of the race Bond dove low and rode the rail past Johnson. Johnson made a couple late race bids, but Bond's mount cornered well in pulling off the win.

Rounding out the top ten were Andy Bond, Kenny Johnson, Donnie Miller, Dave Pinkerton, Jess Hartman, Mark Dickson, Jason Montgomery, Travis Dickson, Kyle Bond, and Philip Bapst. Travis Dickson was the hard charger in a 16th to 8th place run.

Bob Crace, Jr. once again mastered the Atomic high banks for what was his fifth win of the year. Crace fended off Harley Martin, the 2014 champ-- for much of the race, but once Martin smacked the wall had to deal with runner-up Jason Cottrill. Cottrill was coming on at the finish, but Crace had more bang for the buck to pull off the win.

Rounding out the top ten were Bob Crace, Jr., Jason Cottrill, Tony Seibert, Andy Trout, Harley Martin, Keith Shanks, Jeff Gillman, Ricky Roberts, Bill Young, and J.D. Broughton.

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THE SUMMARY:

410 Sprints (22)

Fast Time: Kirk Jeffries 13:859

Heat One-Jimmy Stinson, Sam Ashworth, Ryan Broughton, Jimmy Nier, Brian Nuckles, Mark Imler, R.J. Perkins, Kirk Jeffries

Heat Two-Todd Kane, Ryan Myers, Dave Dickson, Nathan Skaggs, Josh Davis, Brandon Conkle, Eric Martin

Heat Three-Ronnie Blair, Beau Stewart, Kory Crabtree, Lance Webb,Nate Reeser, Mark Coleman, Jesse McCreary

Feature: Jimmy Stinson, Ronnie Blair, Kory Crabtree, Ryan Broughton, Todd Kane, Ryan Myers, Brian Nuckles, Nathan Skaggs,Lance Webb, Sam Ashworth,Brandon Conkle, Dave Dickson, Nate Reeser, Mark Imler, Josh Davis, Mark Coleman,Jesse McCreary, Eric Martin, R.J. Perkins, Kirk Jeffries, Beau Stewart, Jimmy Nier

Late Models:(26)

Fast Time: Jason Montgomery 14:633

Heat One-Mike Wilson, Jason Montgomery, John Whitney, Greg Oliver, Chris Shannon, Jay Helton, Ralph Withem, Joe Buskirk, Dylan Stewart

Heat Two-Mark Frazier, Chris Garnes, Chad Smith, Jeremy Berwanger, Randy Armes,Derrick Chaney, Mason Combs, Darrall Brooks

Heat Three-Rod Conley, Billy Gullion, J.P. Roberts, John Melvin, Andy Bond, Jason Perry, Shannon Roese, Matt Melvin

B-Main: Jay Helton, Ralph Withem, Shannon Roese, Derrick Chaney, Jason Perry, Matt Melvin, Darrall Brooks, Joe Buskirk, Dylan Stewart, Mason Combs, Tommy Mossbarger DNS

Feature: Rod Conley, Jason Montgomery, Chris Garnes, Mark Frazier, Billy Gullion, John Whitney, Jeremy Berwanger, Jay Helton, Randy Armes, Mike Wilson, J.P. Roberts, Ralph Withem, Jason Perry, Andy Bond, John Melvin, Greggie Oliver, Chris Shannon, Derrick Chaney, Chad Smith, Shannon Roese

Precision Grading AMRA MODIFIEDS (24)

Fast Time: Jess Hartman 15:817

Heat One-Jess Hartman, Andy Bond, Seth Daniels, Dave Pinkerton, Mark Dickson, Mike Conkle, Zack Ackley, JEff Votaw

Heat Two-Greggie Oliver, Donnie Miller, Kyle Bond, Larry Bond, Jimmy Lennex, Bud Frazier, K.C. Burdette, Derek Austin

Heat Three-Kenny Johnson , Jason Montgomery, Brian Whiteman, Philip Bapst, Brad Goff, Eric Arledge, Tyler French,Travis Dickson

B-Main- K.C. Burdette, Travis Dickson, Zac Ackley,Mike Conkle, Derek Austin,Tyler French, Bud Frazier, Eric Arledge, Jeff Votaw

Feature: Andy Bond, Kenny Johnson, Donnie Miller, Dave Pinkerton, Jess Hartman, Mark Dickson, Jason Montgomery, Travis Dickson, Kyle Bond, Philip Bapst, Brian Whiteman, Jimmy Lennex, K.C. Burdette, Seth Daniels, Larry Bond, Brad Goff, Zac Ackley, Derek Austin, Mike Conkle, Greggie Oliver

Sport Mods (15)

Fast Time: Bob Crace, Jr.

Heat One-Bob Crace, Jr., Andy Trout, Keith Shanks, Jason Cottrill, J.D. Broughton, Jeff Gillman, Gary Park, Jack Harris

Heat Two-Harlet Martin, Tony Seibert, Ricky Roberts, Bill Young, Robert Lunsford, John Cuckler, Blake Sheets

Feature: Bob Crace, Jr., Jason Cottrill, Tony Seibert, Andy Trout, Harley Martin, Keith Shanks, Jeff Gillman, Ricky Roberts, Bill Young, J.D. Broughton, Gary Park, John Cuckler, Robert Lunsford, Blake Sheets, Jack Harris

 

 

BRADY SHORT IS THE 2015 HAUBSTADT HUSTLER

Haubstadt, IN - September 19, 2015 - Brady Short made a valiant return to victory lane at Tri-State Speedway Saturday night. The Mitchell, IN, driver won the biggest race of the year for non-wing 410 sprints at the track. The Haubstadt Hustler paid $10,000 to win and was co-sanctioned with the MSCS Sprints and USAC Sprints competing together. Short was at the wheel of the Cam Potorff owned Spec Engine powered Maxim. Primary sponsors include Sipes Body & Glass and Indiana Stoneworks. Don Short serves as the crew chief. The feature event was for a 40 lap distance. Brady Short would start 12th in the 24 car line-up. The front row included two time Haubstadt Hustler winner Daron Clayton and four time MSCS Champion Kyle Cummins. After two complete restarts for spinning cars Cummins shot into the lead. Clayton began experiencing problems and pulled into the infield. Dakota Jackson had already took the runner-up spot and battled driver after driver to stay in the chase for a top finish. Cummins was fast and stretched the lead. By lap 18 Short had moved through the front half of the field to take second. With lapped traffic a factor he was able to gain ground and the Hustler was shaping up to be another Cummins and Short dual. That ended abruptly on lap 35 when Cummins made contact with a car that had spun on the front stretch. The car was sideways in front of oncoming traffic and there was no where for the leader to go. The crash eliminated Cummin’s 3R ride from further competition. Brady Short now had the lead for the restart. Kevin Thomas Jr. would take on the challenge from second. The two drivers would finish one two after another very quick five laps. Dakota Jaskson was third followed by Brady Bacon and Chase Stockon. Short was elated! “This is a huge win - $10,000!” It was a comeback effort after he was the one involved in a crash two weeks ago while battling for the lead. “Once we got to racing I was confident that we had a good race car. We’ll take this win! It will pay for parts!” The victory was the 21st MSCS career win for Brady Short and he now leads in all time feature wins. It was also his 10th MSCS feature victory this season! The second five for the feature included Dave Darland, Robert Ballou, Chris Windom, C.J. Leary, and Thomas Meseraull. Dave Darland won the first heat race. Ballou flipped in the fourth turn at the start of that heat and he had to transfer to the A by placing in the semi or B. Robert Ballou then started 20th in the feature and the drive forward earned him the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race. Brandon Mattox won the 12 lap B Main which had a 14 car field. Carson Short’s night ended early on the first lap of the B when he flipped his sprint in turn four. Kyle Cummins, Brady Bacon, and Donny Brackett won the other three heats. Shane Cottle received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award for finishing eleventh in the feature. The Midwest Sprint Car Series will be in action again Saturday night September 26th. That is the night for the Class Track Fall Round-Up at Tri-State Speedway which will include the addition of the POWRi Midgets to the program along with the Modifieds. It is another great event at the Haubstadt oval as the season winds down. The final event for MSCS and the track is the Harvest Cup which will be on October 10th.

SCHNAPF FIRST IN MODIFIED FEATURE

Stephen Schnapf of Newburgh, IN, won the 25 lap UMP Modified feature which completed the program Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway. It was his first win at the track this season and ended Zach Fair’s run of three wins in a row.

Schnapf started at the outside pole position for the feature and used the high line up against the cushion to maintain the advantage over Zach Fair and then Lance Foreman. Fair tried repeatedly to turn under Schnapf but the leader would have the speed coming off the corners to hold on. Forman took second late in the race and held off Fair in what became a green, white, checkered finish. Yellow flags interrupted the modified racing six different times. Mark Lamont and Dustin Beck rounded out the top five.

Stephen Schnapf and Zach Fair won the two heat races. The modified drivers will be running at Tri-State Speedway at both of the final two events this season.

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

SUMMARY “The Haubstadt Hustler” Tri-State Speedway at Haubstadt, IN September 19, 2015

MSCS and USAC SPRINT CARS: (30 Entries)

First Heat - 71p Dave Darland, 30 C.J. Leary, 85 Mike Terry Jr., 5 Justin Grant, 15J Nick Johnson, 71 Robert Bell, 12 Robert Ballou, 57 Shane Cottle

Second Heat - 3R Kyle Cummins, 21x Chris Windom, 32 Chase Stockon, 66 Thomas Meseraull, 81 Jon Stanbrough, 15F Aaron Farney, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 11L James Lyerla

Third Heat - 69 Brady Bacon, 92K Daron Clayton, 11P Brady Short, 17RW Kevin Thomas Jr., 28 Brandon Mattox, 38w Chet Williams, 21k Chad Boespflug

Fourth Heat - 4B Donny Brackett, 3 Dakota Jackson, 4 Tracy Hines, 5k Kent Schmidt, 21 Carson Short, 75 Lee Dakus, 11 Hunter Schuerenberg

Semi (12 Laps) - 28 Brandon Mattox, 15F Aaron Farnety, 11 Hunter Schuerenberg, 12 Robert Ballou, 57 Shane Cottle, 21k Chad Boespflug, 38w Chet Williams. 11L James Lyerla, 75 Lee Dakus, 71 Robert Bell, 15J Nick Johnson, 81 Jon Stanbrough, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 21 Carson Short

A Main (40 Laps) - 11P Brady Short, 17RW Kevin Thomas Jr., 3 Dakota Jackson, 69 Brady Bacon, 32 Chase Stockon, 71P Dave Darland, 12 Robert Ballou, 21x Chris Windom, 30 C.J. Leary, 66 Thomas Meseraull, 57 Shane Cottle, 15F Aaron Farney, 28 Brandon Mattox, 5K Kent Schmidt, 81 Jon Stanbrough, 11L James Lyerla, 3R Kyle Cummins, 4B Donny Brackett, 21K Chad Boespflug, 4 Tracy Hines, 21 Justin Grant, 11 Hunter Schuerenberg, 85 Mike Terry Jr., 92K Daron Clayton

UMP OPEN WHEEL MODIFIEDS: (20 Entries)

First Heat - Bud 1 Zach Fair Second Heat - 77 Stephen Schnapf

Feature (25 Laps) - 77 Stephen Schnapf, 41 Lance Foreman, Bud1 Zach Fair, 7 Mark Lamont, 71x Dustin Beck, 17 Richie Ary, 99d Nathan Deisher, 25c Clay Lane, 57 Matt Hines, 54 Josh McPherson, 99T Tyler Loughmiller, 03 Zach Dennis, 661 Hay Humphrey Jr., 7W Wally Walker, 1s Nathan Seale, 16 Rick Pauley, 14 Shawn Cates, 42 Neal Kramer. 84 Stan Beadles, 10 Matt Lane

 

 

STEVE BUCKWALTER PICKS UP WILLIAMS GROVE WIN IN ARDC ACTION

For the second time this season, the Royersford Rocket, Steve Buckwalter, climbed behind the wheel of the Mike Heffner owned Lelands.com midget and came away with a feature win.

Due to mechanical issues, Buckwalter was forced to sit out the 410 Sprint Car portion of the show but came home with the win in the twenty lap American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) feature event.

Tommy Kunsman and Shawn Jackson swapped the lead during the early laps. Kunsman took the lead on the initial start as the field was three wide down the backstretch with PJ Gargiulo, Jackson and Jim Radney racing for position. The action came to an abrupt halt when Radney got a little too high in turns three and four and flipped his Hyper No. 95. The safety crews were on the scene to declare the driver was okay as the field lined up for a complete restart.

Jackson took the lead when the race got underway and led the first five laps as the three wide action continued behind his Elite Chassis No. 7. Kunsman mounted a challenge for the lead, trying the inside as the leaders raced down the backstretch but it wasn't until the next time around that Kunsman was able to take the lead as he and Jackson raced off turn two. Steve Buckwalter advanced to fourth from his 12th place start on the same lap.

With Kunsman out in front, S Buckwalter continued to advance as he moved by Gargiulo for third on lap eight. Gargiulo, the race winner at Williams Grove earlier this season, raced with Jackson for third.

At half way, Kunsman led S Buckwalter, Gargiulo, Jackson and point leader, Steven Drevicki.

S Buckwalter narrowed the margin as he closed in on Kunsman for the lead. With a move to the inside off of turn two, Buckwalter became the race leader.

With Buckwalter out in front, the race was on for second as Drevicki challenged Kunsman for the lead. Drevicki treid a slider in turn four but Kunsman fought back. The two drivers raced side by side down the backstretch with Drevicki taking the spot on lap nineteen.

Buckwalter drove to his second ARDC win of the season, trailed by Drevicki, Kunsman, Gargiulo and Brenden Bright. It was Kunsman's first podium finish in ARDC competition.

Heat races were won by Brett Wanner and Brett Arndt.

ARDC FEATURE FINISH (20 LAPS)

1. Steve Buckwalter, 2. Steve Drevicki, 3. Tommy Kunsman, 4. PJ Gargiulo, 5. Brenden Bright, 6. Brett Arndt, 7. Ryan Greth, 8. Brett Wanner, 9. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., 10. Brian Gilmore, 11. Shawn Jackson, 12. Jamie Spears, 13. Jason Rice, 14. Trevor Kobylarz, 15. Danny Stratton, 15. Jim Radney

BRENDEN BRIGHT REPEATS IN ARDC ACTION AT PATH VALLEY

Brenden Bright returned to the track where he recorded his first win of the 2015 season and picked up win number two as ARDC visited Path Valley for the final time this season.

It was exactly one year ago that ARDC returned to race at Path Valley after more than a twenty year absence. The track received rave reviews from officials and competitors alike during the co-sanctioned USAC/ARDC Eastern Swing events in mid-August and after picking up his second win, Brenden Bright is also a huge fan of the Path Valley facility.

Polesitter, Jason Rice and Eric Heydenreich lined up side by side for the start of the twenty-five lap feature event with Heydenreich putting his No. 11 out in front. Heydenreich led the way through lap fourteen when Bright mounted his challenge. After dropping back several positions on the start, Bright moved up the track and started to pick off positions. Bright took over the top spot on lap fifteen and never looked back, leading the final ten laps to the checkered flag.

Heydenreich finished second for his best outing of the season. Ryan Greth picked up the final podium finish after

starting 8th. Brett Wanner and Bruce Buckwalter completed the top five in the running order after running in the top five for most of the race.

Some very close racing early in the event saw 2013 ARDC Champion, Trevor Kobylarz take a wild ride in turn number two. The safety equipment did its job as the driver fared better in the damage department than the car.

Several drivers made their first ARDC starts of the season as Johnny Heydenreich traveled from his home in Indiana to compete in Saturday night's events. Maryland driver, Randy Reid took his first green flag of the season. Bobby Seymour traveled south from Boston, MA with driver Anthony Nocella to compete in this event. Nocella had the best results as he finished eighth in the twenty-five lap main event.

Heats were won by Kobylarz and Wanner.

ARDC FEATURE (25 LAPS)

1. Brenden Bright, 2. Eric Heydenreich, 3. Ryan Greth, 4. Brett Wanner, 5. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 6. Steve Drevicki, 7. Danny Stratton, 8. Anthony Nocella, 9. Shawn Jackson, 10. Jason Rice, 11. Billy Courtwright, 12. John Heydenreich, 13. PJ Gargiulo, 14. Bryan Kobylarz, 15. Trevor Kobylarz, 16. Randy Reid

 

 

Hirst Opens Keller Auto Speedway Double Header Weekend In Victory Lane

(Hanford, CA)- Friday night at the Keller Auto Speedway, Kyle Hirst kicked off a big winged sprint car double header weekend by scoring the win with the Duinkerken Farms King of Kings 360 race, as Cody Laney took top honors with the McAlister’s Auto IMCA Mods, and Gary Dutton won with the RaceChic IMCA Sport Mods.

Michael Faccinto and Craig Stidham would lead the field to green and Kyle Hirst would make it a three-car battle for the top spot as Faccinto led the early goings.

While Faccinto continued to set the pace, Kyle Hirst would overtake Stidham for second on the fourth lap, before getting around Faccinto on lap five to take command of the race, on the fast Keller Auto Speedway surface.

While Faccinto would fall of the pace and out of the race, Tommy Tarlton would assume the third spot, though he would have company in the name of Jonathan Allard and Cory Eliason. As Hirst continued to lead the way, Eliason would work his way by Tarlton and Allard to grab the third spot, as he set his sights on Stidham.

Out in front, it was all smooth sailing as he was able to work traffic brilliantly and race his way to the win, as Stidham would finish second, Eliason third, Colby Copeland would charge from ninth to fourth, while Tarlton rounded out the Top-Five.

The McAlister’s Auto IMCA Modified race would feature a battle between Brad Pounds and Cody Laney.

Lining up in the second row, Pounds would make a nice move in turns one and two as the race came to life to grab the lead, though Laney would work his way forward.

With Pounds working the Keller Auto Speedway cushion, Laney was able to make the bottom work as he moved from fourth to second in turns one and two on lap four, and began pressuring Pounds for the lead.

Taking the top spot on lap nine, Laney would slowly pull away from Pounds, and park his No. 5L machine in victory lane. Pounds would finish in the second spot, Tim Clark Jr third, Jimmy Reeves fourth, and Ethan Dotson would round out the Top Five.

Bryan Holder and Kelly Wilkinson would start on the front row of the 20-lap RaceChic IMCA Sport Mod A Main, and it was Holder jumping out to the early lead.

Drifting up off the racing surface, Holder would give up the top spot to Wilkinson, though Gary Dutton would lurk in the second spot. Following a lap six restart, Dutton would jump inot the top spot, as Ricky Childress, Jr ran in his wake.

With the final 13 laps going caution free, Dutton would check out from the field, and race his way to a convincing win. Childress would follow in the second position, as Wilkinson, Matthew Hagio, and Ben Lickey completed the Top-Five.

ON TAP- The Keller Auto Speedway returns to life on Saturday October 3rd with the USAC West Coast 360’s, the USAC Western States Midgets, and the RaceSaver 305’s.

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Virginia Sprint Series Race #18 Saturday September 19th 2015 IMCA RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic Division Eastside Speedway Waynesboro, Va. Jerald Harris Honors Veterans on VFW Night

 On VFW night at Eastside Speedway in victory lane Jerald Harris’s first statements were thanking our veterans for all their service and sacrifices to our country making such an event possible. Heats kicked off the night with Glenn Worrell and North Carolina traveler Mike Leraas taking wins. Anthony Linkenhoker and Bill Rice paced the field to green for the feature with Linkenhoker out first and Rice right behind with Glenn Worrell third. On lap three Glenn Worrell went low and in to second with Jerald Harris working his way up already as well. Worrell was shadowing Linkenhoker until lap seven went he again used his low move and went to the lead with Harris moving to second two laps later. Harris closed on Worrell with ten laps to go and the two went at it for two laps before Harris used his middle groove to go for the lead where he would stay for his fifth win of the year. At the line it was Jerald Harris, Glenn Worrell, Bill Rice, Troy Severin, Mike Leraas, Brian Lawson, Anthony Linkenhoker, Daren Bolac, Kevin Fletcher, Chad Worrell, JD Coats, Chris Ware, Cassandra Davis, Tony Harris and Tom Humphries. Next Week it’s back to the pavement racing at Shenandoah Speedway in Shenandoah, Va. on Saturday night Sept. 26th

Thank you for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

 

Wissmiller Strong at St. Francois County

Farmington, MO(September 19, 2015)-Moving past Korey Weyant on lap three, Mitch Wissmiller went on to win the Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps WAR Series presented by Next LED/WAR East A-Main on Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway. The original start would see the yellow flag come out as Riley Kreisel spun in turn one. The second try at green would see Weyant get to the point as Wissmiller moved past Adam Jones and Casey Shuman into second in close wheel to wheel action. Lap two would see Jones and Shuman getting together coming off of turn four with Shuman spinning to a stop as Chris Parkinson slid sideways trying to avoid Shuman and made contact. The chain reaction would also see Joe B. Miller and Andy Baugh involved. Shuman suffered front end damage ending his evening. The other three competitors would restart at the tail. On the restart, Weyant again moved out front with Wissmiller right behind. Wissmiller got a run coming off of turn two on lap three and shot by Weyant going down the backstretch. A lap later, Robbie Standridge moved past Weyant into second. Wissmiller got into lapped traffic at the midway point and as the track took rubber, passing became difficult. Wissmiller made a move past two lapped cars to get some breathing room and would go unchallenged the rest of the way to pick up the win in his Airplus Contracting Solutions/Waypoint Business Solutions/FK Indy Shocks/Getty Lawncare Maxim #1. Standridge, making a rare non-winged start, came home second in Kenny Dobson's Stewart's Auto Body #10K. Weyant was third in his Kweyant Custom Paint #99. Jones was fourth in the Harry J's Steakhouse #1A with Kent Buckley finishing fifth in his #87. Dustin Adams was a solid sixth with Joey Montgomery, Tommy Rockwell, Pete Palazzolo, and Joe B. Miller rounding out the top ten. The Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps WAR Series presented by Next LED will finish up its season next Friday and Saturday September 25th and 26th at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial as they will be joined once again by the WAR East Series.

WAR/WAR East-St. Francois County results 9/19/15 26 cars

1st Heat-10 laps 1. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, Saybrook, IL (1); 2. 77-Casey Shuman, Rattlesnake Bend, AZ (3); 3. 6B-Andy Baugh, Mason City, IL (2); 4. 3-Dustin Adams, Crystal City, MO (6); 5. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO (4); 6. 7s-Wade Seiler, Alton, IL (8); 7. 13-Clyde Knipp, California, MO (5); 8. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO (9); 9. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (7) 2nd Heat-10 laps 1. 95-Tommy Rockwell, Towanda, IL (1); 2. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (2); 3. 10K-Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL (8); 4. 32-Joey Montgomery, Fredericktown, MO (4); 5. 72-Kevin Petty, Farmington, MO (5); 6. 14T-Jimmy Bridgeman, Farmington, MO (7); 7. 9X-Brad Yoder, Park Hills, MO (9); 8. 1X-Jake Davis, Stratford, MO (3); 9. 51-John Potter, Columbia, IL (6) 3rd Heat- 10 laps 1. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (8); 2. 1A-Adam Jones, Wright City, MO (6); 3. 87-Kent Buckley, Farmington, MO (1); 4. 51B-Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO (7); 5. 2C-Zach Clark, Olathe, KS (3); 6. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (4); 7. 16G-Scottie Gretzmacher, Farmington, MO (5)-DNF; 8. 10-Aric Gentry, Robards, KY (2) B-Main- 12 laps 1. 10-Aric Gentry (8); 2. 90-Riley Kreisel (3); 3. 55-Kenny Potter (9); 4. 16G-Scottie Gretzmacher (6); 5. 2C-Zach Clark (1); 6. 13-Clyde Knipp (5); 7. 12-John Helm (4); 8. 1X-Jake Davis (7); 9. 51-John Potter (10); 10. 9X-Brad Yoder (2) A-Main- 25 laps 1. 1-Mitch Wissmiller (3); 2. 10K-Robbie Standridge (5); 3. 99-Korey Weyant (1); 4. 1A-Adam Jones (2); 5. 87-Kent Buckley (11); 6. 3-Dustin Adams (9); 7. 32-Joey Montgomery (12); 8. 95-Tommy Rockwell (6); 9. 70-Pete Palazzolo (15); 10. 51B-Joe B. Miller (7); 11. 90-Riley Kreisel (18); 12. 16G-Scottie Gretzmacher (20) ; 13. 10-Aric Gentry (17); 14. 6B-Andy Baugh (10); 15. 7s-Wade Seiler (13); 16. 72-Kevin Petty (14); 17. 65-Chris Parkinson (8); 18. 55-Kenny Potter (19); 19. 14T-Jimmy Bridgeman (16)-DNF; 20.77-Casey Shuman (4)-DNF

 

 

Josh Schneiderman Tops Sprint Invaders in West Burlington!

Jon Agan Repeats as Champion

(Bill W) West Burlington, IA, September 19, 2015 – With a point battle that was up for grabs and a tacky track awaiting, fans knew it was going to be a fun night for the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa! When all was said and done, Josh Schneiderman stood in Victory Lane, and Jon Agan was the series’ champion for the second straight year!

Tony Shilling led the point race by just one marker over Agan heading into the night. John Schulz, who came in fourth in points, suffered a flat right front when he was run over by another competitor before a lap could be completed in the 30-lap feature. Joey Moughan led the main event early ahead of pole-sitter Ricky Montgomery and Agan.

Moughan looked strong, but his left front tire would fly over the turn three wall with just three laps in the books. That handed the lead to Montgomery, ahead of Agan, Josh Schneiderman, Dustin Selvage and Nate Van Haaften. Schneiderman cruised under Agan, who pulled a vicious wheelie on the restart to take second. Schneiderman stalked Montgomery until the leader bobbled on the turn two berm. Montgomery was lucky to save his mount, but the lead was surrendered to Schneiderman on lap nine.

At the halfway point, Jacob Glasgow slowed bringing the caution flag. Schneiderman led Montgomery, Agan, Selvage and Van Haaften back to green flag racing. Montgomery got shakier on the berm, and Agan passed him for second on lap 23. Two laps later, Montgomery tipped over in turn two. In a chain reaction, Shilling broke his front end after contact from another car. That ended his shot at the championship.

Schneiderman was able to pull away on the last restart as well, and won over Agan, who locked the championship, Selvage, Van Haaften and Jamie Ball. Hard-charger, Ryan Jamison, Harold Pohren, Donnie Stewart, John Hall and Bret Tripplett rounded out the top ten. Schneiderman, Agan and Montgomery won heat races. Selvage took the Dash, while Ball won the B main.

“With the kind of season we’ve had, in front of our hometown crowd, it’s another storybook ending for Deuce Motorsports,” said Schneiderman in Victory Lane. “Early I found the bottom worked well for us. Those guys were hitting the top pretty hard. The bottom has been good for me. I stayed down there.”

“In all honesty, we’ve had a bad year in a lot of ways,” said Agan. “Thanks to my guys who keep working, all my family and supporters. We had three DNF’s. I don’t know how we did this with three DNF’s. Honestly, we tried to play it safe all night long. We were fighting things. I couldn’t keep the front end down in the feature. I couldn’t get on it on restarts or it would stand up. At the end of the night, we were able to get what we came for, and that was the championship.”

“The car was good,” said Selvage, who was taking his first ride in the Plath Motorsports #14P. “The track actually got racier than I thought it would. Though it was narrow, it got slick and a guy had to somewhat pedal it. I got underneath Agan a few times, I just couldn’t make it stick. Josh was definitely the fastest car. We would have liked to have been a couple spots better, but for the first night in the car, we’ll take a third.”

For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!

Results

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 30 laps: 1. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (4) 2. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (3) 3. 14P, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (6) 4. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (10) 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (16) 6. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (18) 7. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (17) 8. 16HD, Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA (15) 9. 7H, John Hall, Marion, IA (5) 10. 22x, Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL (12) 11. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (14) 12. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (7) 13. 9m, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (1) 14. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (9) 15. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (11) 16. 59, Jacob Glasgow, West Burlington, IA (19) 17. 51JR, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (20) 18. 12G, Kelly Graham, Hedrick, IA (21, prov.) 19. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (8) 20. 17m, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (2) 21. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (13). Lap Leaders: Moughan 1-3, Montgomery 4-8, Jo. Schneiderman 9-30. KSE Hard-charger: Jamison.

B main (started), 12 laps, top five to A: 1. Jamie Ball (1) 2. Harold Pohren (3) 3. Ryan Jamison (2) 4. Jacob Glasgow (4) 5. Daniel Bergquist (5) / 6. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (6) 7. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (8) 8. Kelly Graham (9) 9. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Weaver, IA (10) 10. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (7)

CenPeCo Heat one (started), 8 laps, top five to A, top two to Dash: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1) 2. Dustin Selvage (3) 3. Tony Shilling (6) 4. Nate Van Haaften (8) 5. John Schulz (7) / 6. Jamie Ball (5) 7. Jacob Glasgow (4) 8. Alan Zoutte (2) 9. Brayden Gaylord (9)

Budweiser – Golden Eagle Distributors Heat two (started), 8 laps, top five to A, top two to Dash: 1. Jon Agan (2) 2. John Hall (1) 3. Bobby Mincer (4) 4. Jarrod Schneiderman (6) 5. Tim Moore (5) / 6. Ryan Jamison (7) 7. Daniel Bergquist (3) 8. Chase Wanner (8)

Heat three (started), 8 laps, top five to A, top two to Dash: 1. Ricky Montgomery (2) 2. Joey Moughan (1) 3. Dave Getchell (3) 4. Bret Tripplett (6) 5. Donnie Steward (7) / 6. Harold Pohren (5) 7. Justin Buchholz (4) 8. Kelly Graham (8)

Randall’s Performance Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Dustin Selvage (2) 2. Ricky Montgomery (3) 3. Joey Moughan (1) 4. Jon Agan (4) 5. Josh Schneiderman (6) 6. John Hall (5)

Contingencies

Saldana Racing Products – Kelly Graham

Pyrotec – Dave Getchell

 

 

Ryan Smith holds off Bell and Darrah for $10,000 All Star payday at Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio –Ryan Smith decided to hit the road this season with the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars. Having started his career on the big tracks in Central Pennsylvania, he knew 2015 would be a challenge considering a majority of the All Star events are held on the smaller bullring tracks in Ohio. The Kunkletown, Pennsylvania driver – known as the Kunkletown Kid – has adapted well and it paid off in a huge way Saturday as he held off Christopher Bell and Cody Darrah to earn his first career victory at the tough Fremont Speedway.

Smith’s third All Star win of 2015 was worth $10,000 as he claims his first Jim Ford Classic Presented by JLH General Contractor. And while the race recap will show he led 48 of the 50 laps – Bell led laps 31 and 32 – it was far from easy.

“I love racing out in Ohio. There’s great fans and great people to race with. The race tracks you guys give us are awesome. They’re slippery and racy. It was a perfect race track tonight. These guys had the car good. We started from the pole and it was my race to lose. I had some pressure there pretty much the whole race. I couldn’t get off two if I just missed the bottom. Lap after lap I missed it….kicked myself in the butt….I was like man I have to hit this and when I needed to I hit it,” said Smith beside his Warko Group, Quality Roofing Supply, GLT Electrical, C&B Chubby, HP Engines backed #94.

“The guys were telling me I had a big cap on that last green flag there so I decided to try the outside on the restart and that didn’t work. I’m just glad to get the lead back. The car was good…I could go any where but I had to be on the bottom,” added Smith.

Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bill would cap off a good weekend in the #09 normally driven by Craig Mintz, with a close runner-up finish.

“That car is nice. It took me some time to get used to it…we struggled a little bit yesterday. But the more laps I got the more comfortable I got. It’s just frustrating for my guys…they worked so hard. I got the lead and the plan was under the red that I might be able to drive around him (Smith) and as soon as I did go right back to the bottom. It felt so good right through the middle there I decided I’d try it…it just didn’t work out and he was able to get going on the bottom. If I had it to redo I definitely know what I would do different. I’m thrilled to be here and this is my best All Star finish. I had a blast…I can’t thank Craig and Les Mintz enough for the opportunity. It’s really cool to be able to come out here and race with such a good group of people,” said Bell beside his Real Geese Decoys, Kistler Engines, Ti 22 Performance, GF1 Chassis, Design Graphics Group, KS Sales and Service backed machine

On Friday, Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah struggled mightily at Fremont Speedway. It all turned around for him Saturday as he battled both Smith and Bell before bringing his J&K Salvage, Eckert Trucking, Eichelbergers U Pull It, J&W Leasing backed #87 home in third.

“It was really the same car and the same set-up from last night. I just starved myself from sleeping last night and a couple of nights before that so pretty much all we did to regroup was drink two big Yuengling Beers and go to bed and get some sleep. I had a great race car and it was a heck of a race. I needed to be a little bit tighter but I had a car good enough to win. It’s frustrating to run third when you’re so close to a win. I have to thank all these fans for coming out and supporting this race track. This is a place I’ve struggled at in the past and I really enjoyed it tonight,” said Darrah.

In a very thrilling Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature, it looked like Luke Griffith would earn his first career sprint car win. However, as he raced through turns three and four on the final lap, he and second place runner John Ivy would make contact while battling in lapped traffic, and fourth running Steve Rando would pounce for a last lap, last corner pass of three cars for his third win of the season. Rando’s eighth career Fremont victory would be by only 0.14 seconds.

“The car was coming good before that caution came out (on lap 14). The car fell off a little after that and I started missing my marks trying to run too hard and I slowly started to pick it back up. And Ivy jumped Luke on that last run. I was under there at the right time. It’s been a great year. I want to thank my parents, my girlfriend and everyone for their support,” said Rando beside his Davis Fabricators, Westway Farms, North Coast Sealing, North Coast Asphalt, Gressman Powersports, Loadmaster Trailers, Attitudes Hair Salon, Thornbahn Woodworking backed machine.

Delta, Ohio’s Ky Harper would actually barrel roll his late model across the checkers to claim his fifth win of the season in the McCullough Industries 602 Late Model Division. Race long leader Tim Sabo and Harper made contact coming to the checkers with Harper’s car taking a violent series of flips. While the car was totaled, Harper was still upbeat in the Engine Pro Victory Lane as he has won the last four straight features in the division.

“Didn’t really want to win it that way. All I saw was sky and dirt. We’re here to win and have fun and put on a good show. The fans make it possible for us. We’ll find another car…we’ll be back. Definitely a good class….a fun class. All these guys are good racers. Things happen…but hey, I got the win,” said Harper, thanking his sponsors of Tiffin Paint and Body, Tiffin Auto Mart and Childress Collision.

Bowling Green, Ohio’s Dustin Sautter would finish 7th, good enough to wrap up his first ever Fremont Speedway track championship in the 602 late model division.

“This last month has just been really hard on us. Three races ago we broke our steering rack in hot laps so we scabbed it together just to get points. And the week after that we had a tied up birdcage and then the beginning of the last feature we stripped out the spool in the rear end. I can’t thank all the guys at RSR (Rusty Schlenk Racing) enough…we spent a lot of time on the car, put a brand new Bulldog rear end in there and it was just amazing tonight. I screwed up the last couple of laps. I was trying to get up there…I think I had something for them there at the end. I just pushed too hard and went off the track and dance through the infield,” said Sautter.

“I can’t thank all my sponsors enough. Matt Shipley from Shipley Auto and Towing, and Sautter Farms and my wife and family and all the fans who came out tonight. It feels so good to be the first champion in this division,” added Sautter.

Smith and D.J. Foos would bring the field to green for the 50-lap Jim Ford Classic. But, Brian Smith and Cap Henry would tangle on the start, and when the second green flew so did Smith, as he pulled away from Foos, Bell, Darrah and Sheldon Haudenschild. Darrah would flex his muscles early, drive from fourth to second on lap two. Haudenschild would take the third position on lap four.

Smith would hold a commanding lead as he raced into lapped traffic by the 10th circuit with Darrah, Haudenschild, Bell, Dean Jacobs, Foos and Chad Kemenah in tow. Dale Blaney would stop with a flat right rear on lap 16 to wipe out Smith’s lead. On the restart Darrah would challenge with Bell and Haudenschild battling for third. Darrah continued to hound Smith over the next hand full of laps as the leaders again closed in on heavy lapped traffic. By lap 23, you could cover the top three of Smith, Darrah and Bell with a blanket with Bell taking the runner-up spot on lap 24.

Meanwhile, behind the lead trio, Haudenschild and Jacobs waged a tremendous battle for fourth. However, when Cap Henry stopped on the track with 29 laps scored, All Star officials called for a fuel stop with the running order Smith, Bell, Darrah, Jacobs and Kemenah.

During the stoppage, it was found that Jacobs had a hole in his right rear tire. His crew tried valiantly to patch it, but when the green flew it was evident the patch didn’t hold as he began losing positions. He would later go pit side for a tire change.

When the green flew the battle up front continued with Bell driving around Smith for the lead. Smith didn’t give up though, and drove back under Bell two laps later to regain the lead. The caution would fly for Chris Andrews who stopped on the track with 34 laps scored. Smith, Bell and Darrah resumed their great battle when the green reappeared as Kemenah and Cole Duncan gave chase.

Darrah would retake second on lap 40 as Smith pulled away slightly. But, heavy lapped traffic with seven laps to go Smith’s lead was in peril as Bell drove back by Darrah into second. The driver on the move was the previous night’s winner Tim Shaffer who had charged from his 24th starting spot to 7th.

As the five to go signal went up Smith and Bell were racing side by side with Darrah only a car length back while Kemenah, Haudenschild, Duncan and Shaffer gave chase. Smith would hit his marks perfectly the rest of the way to take the win over Bell, Darrah, Kemenah and Haudenschild.

Shaffer would advance 18 spots to finish sixth with Duncan, Byron Reed, Greg Wilson (up from 25th) and Foos rounding out the top 10.

In the 25 lap 305 sprint feature, Alex Paden and Griffith brought the field to green with Griffith gaining the advantage. With two laps scored, Alvin Roepke and Cody Bova would tangle to bring out the caution. On the restart Griffith would pull away from Paden with George Englert, John Ivy, Kyle Capodice, Kyle Peters and Seth Schneider in pursuit. Ivy would move into third on lap five as the leaders prepared to race into heavy lapped traffic.

Griffith’s big lead would evaporate by lap 12 as he sliced his way through the lapped cars with Paden, Ivy, Englert, Schneider, Capodice and Rando in tow. With 14 laps scored Paden would try a move on Griffith in traffic in turn one and would slide up the track, collecting Englert and bringing out the caution.

On the restart Griffith had to contend with Ivy as Rando drove into third with Schneider, Capodice, A.J. Sleek, Peters and Dan Mc Carron giving chase. Griffith would soon begin to inch away from Ivy as Rando and Schneider waged a great battle for third. Schneider would take the spot with five laps to go. With just two laps remaining the leaders raced into heavy lapped traffic and Ivy quickly closed on Griffith. After taking the white flag, Griffith raced into turns three and four on the bottom but there were lapped cars there. He tried to move up but Ivy was already committed and the two touched and slid up the track, opening the bottom for Rando ad he dove under Schneider and the lead pair, driving to the victory.

Griffith, Ivy, Schneider and Capodice would round out the top five.

Tim Sabo and Dale Cole brought the field to green for the 15 lap late model feature but Steve Sabo would bring out the caution and necessitate another start. When the green flew Sabo and Harper would pull away from Cole, Matt Shipley, Brandon Perkins, Jamie Miller, Sautter and Chester Fitch. Shipley would take third on lap 3 and closed on Sabo and Harper. The lead trio would battle hard for the lead until the caution flew for Louis Allan on lap 9. Two laps later Fitch would bring out the caution. A lap later and debris would tighten the pack back up.

The final three laps would see Sabo, Harper and Shipley continue their terrific battle for the lead. As they exited turn four and headed to the checkers Harper would try to squeeze past Sabo and the two would make contact, sending Harper flipping across the start-finish line. Sabo would finish second followed by Shipley, Steve Sabo and Dustin Keegan.

The Eighth Annual Jim Ford Classic was the 121st appearance of the UNOH All Stars at “The Track That Action Built.” Prior to the night’s racing, race drivers, crew members and fans participated in a kick ball tournament to help raise funds for the Jeff Gordon Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. The events of the day put the total raised to well over $20,000 by the Fremont Speedway family and Jeff Gordon has vowed to match the monies dollar for dollar. Also, nine-year-old Kayla Willette, who is battling a cancerous tumor on her spine, was the guest of honor for the day’s events.

Also, the Fremont Speedway Queens Contest to determine who represents the track in 2016 was held and Brooke Schiets would be the pick of the judges. Also, Jonnie Laird would be tabbed the Little Miss Fremont Speedway for 2016.

Fremont Speedway will put a wrap to the 2015 season on Saturday, Oct. 3 with the Mo Vaughn Transportation BOSS non-wing sprints in action with the 305 sprints, dirt trucks and 602 late models. There will also be a ladies powder puff race in the trucks.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway - 9/19/2015

JLH Contractor Night

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints (35 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Fremont Speedway 09-19-2015

Qualifying

1.22-Cole Duncan, 12.627; 2.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.699; 3.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.702; 4.89-Cody Darrah, 12.732; 5.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.760; 6.O9-Christopher Bell, 12.770; 7.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.805; 8.94-Ryan Smith, 12.809; 9.1st-Gary Taylor, 12.815; 10.53-Cap Henry, 12.855; 11.5-Byron Reed, 12.889; 12.19-Chris Andrews, 12.912; 13.1-Dale Blaney, 12.926; 14.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.991; 15.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.013; 16.5T-Travis Philo, 13.021; 17.9x-Rob Chaney, 13.027; 18.5K-Adam Kekich, 13.061; 19.8-DJ Foos, 13.090; 20.59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.104; 21.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.105; 22.8M-TJ Michael, 13.134; 23.4-Danny Smith, 13.149; 24.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.167; 25.73-Bryan Sebetto, 13.194; 26.2+-Brian Smith, 13.207; 27.49-Tanner Thorson, 13.211; 28.W20-Greg Wilson, 13.220; 29.45-Tim Shaffer, 13.226; 30.40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.284; 31.16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.292; 32.38K-Brad Haudenschild, 13.318; 33.55-Tyler Gunn, 13.326; 34.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.486; 35.7-Joe Swanson, 13.932;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich[9] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 9. 19-Chris Andrews[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 3. 1st-Gary Taylor[1] ; 4. O9-Christopher Bell[3] ; 5. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 6. 59-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 7. 16-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 8. 9-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 9. 7-Joe Swanson[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 89-Cody Darrah[4] ; 2. 8-DJ Foos[2] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 7. 55-Tyler Gunn[9] ; 8. 40DD-Nate Dussel[8] ; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 73-Bryan Sebetto[1] ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 3. 9x-Rob Chaney[3] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 49-Tanner Thorson[5] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 8. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[7]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps, sets top 5 rows of A)

1. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. 8-DJ Foos[3] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[4] ; 4. O9-Christopher Bell[8] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[9] ; 8. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs[7] ; 10. 73-Bryan Sebetto[10]

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

1. 19-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 59-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[8] ; 5. 40DD-Nate Dussel[9] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs[13] ; 9. 5K-Adam Kekich[4] ; 10. 9-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 11. 55-Tyler Gunn[12] ; 12. 7-Joe Swanson[14] ; 13. 16-Stuart Brubaker[10] ; 14. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[11] ; 15. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[15]

A-Main 1 - (50 Laps)

1. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. O9-Christopher Bell[4] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[3] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[24] ; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[8] ; 8. 5-Byron Reed[14] ; 9. W20-Greg Wilson[25] ; 10. 8-DJ Foos[2] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[17] ; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver[22] ; 13. 4-Danny Smith[12] ; 14. 1-Dale Blaney[16] ; 15. 1st-Gary Taylor[11] ; 16. 49-Tanner Thorson[20] ; 17. 53-Cap Henry[18] ; 18. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 19. 19-Chris Andrews[21] ; 20. 8M-TJ Michael[15] ; 21. 73-Bryan Sebetto[10] ; 22. 9x-Rob Chaney[13] ; 23. 33M-Caleb Griffith[23] ; 24. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 25. 2+-Brian Smith[19]

Jim Ford Family Hard Charger: Tim Shaffer +18

Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints (31 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 3. 24-Alex Paden[3] ; 4. 44-Kyle Farmer[5] ; 5. 87-Brian Gibbs[7] ; 6. 37-Austin Ream[4] ; 7. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[6]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 2. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[1] ; 3. 11X-George Englert[3] ; 4. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 5. 32H-Dan Hennig[7] ; 6. 27-Evan Kornbau[5] ; 7. 1X-Dustin Dinan[6] ; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde[8]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 18N-Frank Neill[2] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 4. 20B-Cody Bova[3] ; 5. 7-Thomas Schinderle[4] ; 6. 10X-Dustin Stroup[5] ; 7. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 8. 39-Jamie Miller[8]

Heat 4 - The Computer Man (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 2. 8J-A.J Sleek[2] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 7. 8-Bobby Clark[3]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 87-Brian Gibbs[1] ; 2. 7-Thomas Schinderle[3] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[4] ; 4. 10X-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 5. 32H-Dan Hennig[2] ; 6. 37-Austin Ream[5] ; 7. 99-Alvin Roepke[11] ; 8. 8-Bobby Clark[12] ; 9. 27-Evan Kornbau[6] ; 10. 2L-Landon Lalonde[14] ; 11. 9R-Dustin Rall[13] ; 12. 1X-Dustin Dinan[10] ; 13. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 14. 39-Jamie Miller[15]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[11]; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[2]; 3. 77I-John Ivy[6]; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[8]; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[7]; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[9]; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[16]; 8. 8J-A.J Sleek[12]; 9. 99-Alvin Roepke[23]; 10. 10X-Dustin Stroup[20]; 11. 97-Kyle Peters[4]; 12. 18N-Frank Neill[10]; 13. 8-Bobby Clark[24]; 14. 20B-Cody Bova[15]; 15. 2-Ricky Peterson[19]; 16. 7-Thomas Schinderle[18]; 17. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[14]; 18. 44-Kyle Farmer[13]; 19. 32H-Dan Hennig[21]; 20. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[5]; 21. 37-Austin Ream[22]; 22. 24-Alex Paden[1]; 23. 11X-George Englert[3]; 24. 87-Brian Gibbs[17]

Jim Ford Family Hard Charger: 99-Alvin Roepke[+14]

McCullough Industries 602 Late Models (12 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (6 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 98-Tim Sabo[3] ; 2. 3-Dale Cole[2] ; 3. 4M-Jamie Miller[5] ; 4. 43K-Louis Allan[6] ; 5. O4-Jeff Hites[4] ; 6. 101-Chester Fitch[1]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (6 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 44MS-Matt Shipley[4] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[1] ; 3. O1-Brandon Perkins[2] ; 4. 17X-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 5. 23-Dustin Sautter[5] ; 6. 116-Steve Sabo[6]

A-Main - (15 Laps)

1. 34-Ky Harper[3]; 2. 98-Tim Sabo[1]; 3. 44MS-Matt Shipley[6]; 4. 116-Steve Sabo[12]; 5. 17X-Dustin Keegan[8]; 6. 4M-Jamie Miller[5]; 7. 23-Dustin Sautter[10]; 8. O4-Jeff Hites[9]; 9. O1-Brandon Perkins[4]; 10. 43K-Louis Allan[7]; 11. 101-Chester Fitch[11]; 12. 3-Dale Cole[2]

Jim Ford Family Hard Charger: 116-Steve Sabo[+8]

©2015 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: LOYET, HOWLAND, BROWN, STAMBAUGH, WESTBROOK, & BAZUIN TAKE WINS IN THE BURGER BARN NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS

by Tommy Goudge (September 18, 2015) – 99 drivers signed in to race in the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night. Brad Loyet, Bryan Howland, Mitch Brown, Max Stambaugh, Dylan Westbrook, and Mark Bazuin visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA BURGER BARN NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS TOTAL ENTRIES - 99

----------------------------------------------------------- 360 SPRINT CARS (52 entries) Brad Loyet and Bryan Howland earned guaranteed starting positions in the September 19 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature with victories in the Night Before the Nationals Twin 15's on Friday night. Each of them started at the front of the field and led from flag to flag, but had to work hard on a very fast track surface.

Loyet set a new 15 lap 360 Sprint Car track record in the first A-Feature at 3:33.107, while Sam Hafertepe, Jr. moved up and wrestled the runner-up spot away from Dylan Westbrook, who settled for 3rd. Scott Kreutter finished 4th, and 8th starter Mark Smith rounded out the top 5.

Howland built a big lead in the second A-Feature, but twice saw his advantage erased by caution flags for Kris Root. The second restart took place on lap 13, and saw 7th starter Jared Horstman throw a banzai move on Howland in turns 1 and 2. Unfazed by the slide job, Howland drove back around Horstman and on to the win. Horstman held off Jordan Thomas, 12th starter Michael Parent, and Justin Barger to take the runner-up spot.

Mitch Brown claimed the win in the annual Night Before the Nationals all-star race, now called the Dave MacLeod Memorial Shootout, and set a new 12 lap 360 Sprint Car track record at 2:47.351.

Max Stambaugh prevailed over Parker Price-Miller in the 2nd annual Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge. The two exchanged slide jobs several times before Stambaugh drove to the win. The only red flag of the night occurred in the Young Stars Challenge when Joe Trenca appeared to suffer a mechanical failure, and collected Alex Hill. Both drivers walked away from the hard collision.

A-FEATURE #1 (15 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. o5 Brad Loyet (1) 2. 67 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (4) 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook (3) 4. 49k Scott Kreutter (5) 5. 55 Mark Smith (8) 6. 97 Parker Price-Miller (11) 7. 77 Dain Naida (6) 8. 17h Max Stambaugh (13) 9. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (15) 10. 81 Derek Jonathan (10) 11. 28fm Steve Poirier (14) 12. 5 Keith Dempster (12) DNF. 0 Glenn Styres (2) DNF. 10j CJ Jones (9) DNF. 22h Randy Hannagan (7) Time - 3:33.107 NEW TRACK RECORD Lap Leaders – Brad Loyet (1-15)

A-FEATURE #2 (15 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 51 Bryan Howland (1) 2. 17 Jared Horstman (7) 3. 79 Jordan Thomas (3) 4. 25 Michael Parent (12) 5. 5b Justin Barger (2) 6. 2m Dustin Daggett (5) 7. 83 Kyle Sauder (8) 8. 10c Paul Colagiovanni, Jr. (14) 9. 19 Cory Turner (10) 10. 48jr Darryl Ruggles (4) 11. 77x Alex Hill (13) DNF. 69 Kris Root (6) DNF. 10 Jeff Cook (15) DNF. 11 Jamie Turner (9) DNS. 98 Joe Trenca (11) No Time Lap Leaders – Bryan Howland (1-15)

DAVE MACLEOD MEMORIAL SHOOTOUT (12 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 10b Mitch Brown (1) 2. 17h Max Stambaugh (3) 3. o5 Brad Loyet (6) 4. 51 Bryan Howland (8) 5. 28fm Steve Poirier (10) 6. 17 Jared Horstman (13) 7. 67 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (11) 8. 42w Rick Wilson (2) 9. 2m Dustin Daggett (7) 10. 11 Jamie Turner (5) 11. 49 Todd Hoddick (9) 12. 0 Glenn Styres (12) DNF. 19 Cory Turner (14) DNS. 87 Jason Barney (4) Time - 2:47.351 NEW TRACK RECORD Lap Leaders – Mitch Brown (1-12)

KEVIN WARD JR. YOUNG STARS CHALLENGE (13 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 17h Max Stambaugh (4) 2. 97 Parker Price-Miller (2) 3. 10b Mitch Brown (7) 4. 422 Etienne Girard (3) 5. 123 Yan Bilodeau (8) 6. 00 Dane Lorenc (1) 7. 48a Alysha Ruggles (5) 8. 47x Dylan Westbrook (9) 9. 10c Paul Colgiovanni, Jr. (6) 10. 79 Jordan Thomas (11) 11. 7c Dylan Swiernik (12) DNF. 98 Joe Trenca (10) DNF. 77x Alex Hill (13) No Time Lap Leaders – Parker Price-Miller (1-3), Max Stambaugh (4-13)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature, top 2 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (2), 2. 67 Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale TX (1), 3. 22h Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro IN (3), 4. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (4), 5. 17h Max Stambaugh, Lima OH (6), / 6. 10b Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (7), 7. 422 Etienne Girard, Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover QC (9), 8. 38w Dennis Wagner, Pulaski PA (5), 9. 121 Steve Glover, Rochester NY (8). No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature, top 2 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 77 Dain Naida, Tecumseh MI (2), 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (5), 3. 55 Mark Smith, Sunbury PA (8), 4. 97 Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo IN (6), 5. 28fm Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC (4), / 6. 2w Lee Winger, Hamilton ON (1), 7. 123 Yan Bilodeau, Saint-Christophe-d’Arthabaska QC (9), 8. 00 Dane Lorenc, Bowmansville NY (3), 9. 7c Dylan Swiernik, Port Leyden NY (7). Time - 1:50.107

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature, top 2 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 49k Scott Kreutter, Cowlesville NY (2), 2. o5 Brad Loyet, Imperial MO (5), 3. 10j CJ Jones, Lake Milton OH (6), 4. 5 Keith Dempster, Alton ON (3), 5. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon, Burlington NJ (9), / 6. 48a Alysha Ruggles, Canandaigua NY (1), 7. 18 Ryan Susice, Ransomville NY (4), 8. 7m Justin Martin, Rodney ON (7), DNF. 61 Parker Evans, Owego NY (8). No Time

HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature, top 2 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 51 Bryan Howland, Union Springs NY (3), 2. 69 Kris Root, Delaware ON (2), 3. 17 Jared Horstman, Cloverdale OH (9), 4. 19 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (1), 5. 77x Alex Hill, Wilsonville ON (6), / 6. 49d Shawn Dancer, Delphos OH (5), 7. 42w Rick Wilson, Joyceville ON (8), 8. 15aw April Wilson, Joyceville ON (4), DNF. 01 Kyle Fraser, White Lake ON (7). Time - 1:53.369

HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature, top 2 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 48jr Darryl Ruggles, Canandaigua NY (1), 2. 2m Dustin Daggett, Portland MI (3), 3. 83 Kyle Sauder, Archbold OH (8), 4. 98 Joe Trenca, Clay NY (6), 5. 10c Paul Colagiovanni, Jr., Cicero NY (2), / 6. 49 Todd Hoddick, Cheektowaga NY (5), 7. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (4), DNS. 43 Scott Sherk, Port Colborne ON (7). Time - 1:52.809

HEAT RACE #6 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature, top 2 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 5b Justin Barger, Montrose NY (1), 2. 79 Jordan Thomas, Harding PA (4), 3. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (3), 4. 25p Michael Parent, Granby QC (8), 5. 10 Jeff Cook, Antwerp NY (5), / 6. 13 Keith Granholm, Syracuse NY (7), 7. 36 Mike Stelter, Webster NY (6), DNF. 87 Jason Barney, Brewerton NY (2). Time - 1:53.188

----------------------------------------------------------- STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (15 entries) 2015 Crate Sprint Car champion Dylan Westbrook started at the front of the field and drove away to take his 5th A-Feature win of the season in dominating fashion. A great race develped for the runner-up spot, with 6th starter Jake Brown eventually prevailing over Mike Thorne for that position.

The race was slowed only once, when Brad Herron slowed down the backstretch on lap 10. Brown took a run at Westbrook on the restart, but Westbrook pulled away to win by 3.378 seconds. Brown settled for 2nd, followed by Thorne, Steve Lyons, and 11th starter Dave Dykstra.

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (1) 2. 1-10 Jake Brown (6) 3. 55 Mike Thorne (4) 4. 9 Steve Lyons (5) 5. 5d Dave Dykstra (11) 6. 68 Aaron Turkey (8) 7. 18 Josh Shantz (10) 8. 1 Holly Porter (7) 9. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (2) 10. 12x Jeremy Hughes (12) 11. 4 Greg Smulders (13) 12. 6m Eric McGlone (15) 13. 43k Kyle Durnin (3) DNF. 12 Brad Herron (9) DNS. 54 Ed Green (14) No Time Lap Leaders – 47x Dylan Westbrook (1-20)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 43k Kyle Durnin, Cambridge ON (2), 2. 7h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville ON (3), 3. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (1), 4. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi ON (6), 5. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford ON (4), 6. 5d Dave Dykstra, Port Colborne ON (8), 7. 4 Greg Smulders, Dorchester ON (7), 8. 6m Eric McGlone, Union ON (5). Time - 1:32.524

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (1), 2. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia ON (3), 3. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (6), 4. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (2), 5. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (4), 6. 12x Jeremy Hughes, Burlington ON (5), DNS. 54 Ed Green, Ohsweken ON (7). Time - 1:28.631

----------------------------------------------------------- HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (32 entries) Mark Bazuin took his 6th Mini Stock A-Feature win with a dominating performance, driving from 4th to the lead on the first lap and never looking back. Bazuin's time of 7:07.147 is a new Mini Stock division track record for the 20 lap distance, and the win was his 3rd in a row.

Bazuin negotiated traffic well enough to take the win by 4.708 seconds over Robin Elliott, who fought off the advances of Jon Janssens to take the runner-up spot. Janssens settled for 3rd, followed by Shone Evans, and Jason Lungaro.

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 21x Mark Bazuin (4) 2. 99 Robin Elliott (6) 3. 66 Jon Janssens (10) 4. 95 Shone Evans (5) 5. 7 Jason Lungaro (9) 6. 39r Chris Ryckman (1) 7. 1x Rob Goulding (3) 8. 6 Jason Dixon (12) 9. 96 Brian Crosgrove (8) 10. 66x Brandon Janssens (18) 11. 31 Trevor DeBoer (21) 12. 11t Brian Teeple (16) 13. 3k Evan Curtis (13) 14. 49 Gary Hodgson (14) 15. 64 Doug Erskine (17) 16. 9 Dusty DeBoer (23) 17. 51 Trevor Young (11) 18. 6x Mike Sarantakos (2) 19. 8 Barry Westman, Sr. (20) 20. 65 Jason Blais (24) 21. 29 Clinton Nicholls (19) 22. 69 Adam Nigh (26) 23. 26 Tim Nuell (22) 24. 84 Mike Bell, Jr. (27) DNF. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (15) 26. 5 Dave Goodacre (28) DNF. 11 Mike Giberson (25) DNF. 37 Rob Hoskins (7) Time - 7:07.147 NEW TRACK RECORD Lap Leaders – Mark Bazuin (1-20)

BCG ELECTRICAL HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps - Top 7 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 1x Rob Goulding, Port Colborne ON (3), 2. 6x Mike Sarantakos, Smithville ON (1), 3. 96 Brian Crosgrove, Hamilton ON (7), 4. 7 Jason Lungaro, Hamilton ON (9), 5. 6 Jason Dixon, Brantford ON (6), 6. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky, Simcoe ON (4), 7. 60 Brandon Janssens, Woodstock ON (5), / 8. 69 Adam Nigh, Simcoe ON (4), 9. 76 Jamie Goudge, London ON (10), 10. 65 Jason Blais, (11), 11. 5 Dave Goodacre, Brantford ON (8). Time - 2:16.758

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps - Top 7 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 37 Rob Hoskins, Harley ON (1), 2. 99 Robin Elliott, Woodstock ON (2), 3. 95 Shone Evans, Scotland ON (8), 4. 66 Jon Janssens, Woodstock ON (9), 5. 3k Evan Curtis, Wainfleet ON (10), 6. 11t Brian Teeple, Thorold ON (4), 7. 29 Clinton Nicholls, Hamilton ON (6), / 8. 11 Mike Giberson, Caledonia ON (11), 9. 26 Tim Nuell, Hagersville ON (3), 10. 84 Mike Bell, Jr., (5), 11. 22 Brittani Myers, Hamilton ON (7). Time - 2:12.176

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps - Top 7 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 21x Mark Bazuin, Caledonia ON (4), 2. 39r Chris Ryckman, Brantford ON (9), 3. 2 Matt Nuell, Hamilton ON (1), 4. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster ON (7), 5. 49 Gary Hodgson, London ON (3), 6. 64 Doug Erskine, Hamilton ON (10), 7. 8 Barry Westman, Sr., Aylmer ON (5), / 8. 9 Dusty DeBoer, Hagersville ON (8), 9. 43c Lucas Lubin, Hamilton ON (2), 10. 31 Trevor DeBoer, Hagersville ON (6). Time - 2:08.246

B-FEATURE (6 laps - Top 7 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 31 Trevor DeBoer (9), 2. 26 Tim Nuell (5), 3. 9 Dusty Deboer (3), 4. 65 Jason Blais (7), 5. 11 Mike Giberson (2), 6. 69 Adam Nigh (1), 7. 84 Mike Bell, Jr. (8), / 8. 5 Dave Goodacre (10), 9. 76 Jamie Goudge (4), DNF. 43c Lucas Lubin (6), DNS. 22 Brittani Myers (11). Time - 2:16.578

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Tim Shaffer takes advantage of Cole Duncan's bobble to score UNOH All Star win at Fremont

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – First it looked like Sheldon Haudenschild would drive to his 6th University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series win at Fremont Speedway Friday. But, he spun with nine laps to go handing the lead to Cole Duncan, who scored the win at “The Track That Action Built” the previous week. But, Duncan would jump the cushion in turn four with three laps to go, handing the lead to Aliquippa, Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer and the “Steel City Outlaw’ would drive to his second series win of the year at Fremont Speedway to open the 8th Annual Jim Ford Classic.

For Shaffer, a four time All Star champion, it was career win #56 with the series, tying him with the hall-of-famer Jack Hewitt for fourth on the All Star’s all-time win list. It was Shaffer’s second All Star win of 2015; the other coming in May at Fremont. Shaffer now has 15 career wins at Fremont Speedway, of which, 10 have been All Star victories.

“I have to thank Scott Gressman and those guys….they give me great engines. We have five-o here and James and Todd Grace has really been behind me all year…he’s really helped me out a bunch. It’s pretty awesome to have someone behind you and racing with you…he turns the wrenches on it and I just drive it,” said Shaffer beside his Bryan Grove Racing, Canton Erectors, VRP Shocks, Helms and Son Excavating backed machine.

“It’s amazing….I don’t know what it is but this place has always been good to me. It’s a lot of fun for me to race here. Todd was yelling at me on that yellow to go to the top in turns three and four with the big curb….with the way the car was, it worked out great,” added Shaffer of his win on All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night.

Duncan would bring his Motor City Auto Transport, Industrial Special Powder Coating, Wolfden Products, CnB Chubby Mushroom Farms #22 home in second.

“This is a hard one to swallow. I screwed up in one and two first and let him (Shaffer) get underneath me and I tried to get it back in three and four and I knew he was there and was probably going to slide me if I didn’t bust butt around the cushion and I just got over it and it was all she wrote,” said Duncan. “My crew has been putting in the work during the week and it puts us up on the front stretch the past two weeks. I can’t thank them enough for that.”

Dalton, Ohio’s Lee Jacobs has struggled the past couple of months so a third place finish was just what the doctor ordered.

“This was like a hometown track for me for a lot of years. To come back here and run good is something great for us. We split ways with our crew chief right after Knoxville and I’m back to having fun in a race car again. I’m doing everything on my own and making phone calls to figure out what I need to do to this race car. Our results a couple of weeks ago didn’t show how really good we are. We’re going to push to win $10,000 tomorrow,” said Jacobs beside his Amanda Lewis Attorney at Law, Simcox Grinding and Steel, Crown Investments backed #81.

In the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature, Fremont’s Dustin Stroup would hold off a charging Bobby Clark for his first career win at “The Track That Action Built.” A couple of months ago it looked like Stroup was done racing for the year after blowing the engine in his 360 sprint ride. But, Kenny Meggitt stepped forward and gave Stroup a 305 engine to run and the results have been fantastic as this was his third win since the move (two came at Attica Raceway Park).

“This is amazing. We’ve had a lot of bad luck racing 360s and blew a motor at the King’s Royal. I had Kenny Meggitt gracious enough to give me a motor and we’ve picked up three wins in a short amount of time. I have to thank everybody who has a hand on this thing…Westway Farms, my mom and dad, my buddies Adam and Reed, Slade Shock Technology, Advanced Autoparts and Daniel Miller Cement Finishing,” said Stroup.

“I really hate this scoreboard because I look at it a lot. On that last caution I didn’t look up at it so I didn’t know who was behind me. But, when we took the white flag I saw a white car shove his nose in coming off of two. I was like I had better get going in three and four if I’m going to win this thing,” added Stroup.

Fremont’s Matt Foos would take the lead on lap three and survived a couple of late race cautions to drive to his fourth win of the year at Fremont in the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks. It was his sixth career Fremont win and the eighth total for the season as he has four at Attica Raceway Park.

“I was riding the brakes pretty good getting into one. I had to run the bottom…the cushion was pretty tricky for me in one. What a season,” said Foos beside his Fremont Fence, Automatic Fire Protection, M&L Excavating, Pit Stop Convenience Store, CA Kustoms, D&R Transmissions backed #2.

Sheldon Haudenschild and Byron Reed would bring the field to green for the 30-lap All Star feature with Haudenschild gaining the advantage. Haudenschild and Reed would pull away slightly from the great battle for third involving Duncan, Gary Taylor and Shaffer. Haudenschild would set a blistering pace and would encounter heavy lapped traffic by the eighth circuit, allowing both Reed and Duncan to close while Shaffer moved into fourth.

Disaster nearly hit Haudenschild on lap 12 as he made contact with Caleb Griffith on the front stretch as he worked to lap Griffith. That would damage Griffith front end and bring out the caution. On the restart Haudenschild could not shake Reed as Duncan, Shaffer, Taylor, Brad Haudenschild, Lee Jacobs and Chad Kemenah stayed close as well. At the half-way point Reed had closed to within a car length of Sheldon Haudenschild.

The leaders would once again race into traffic on lap 19 with Sheldon Haudenschild leading Reed, Duncan, Shaffer and a closing Kemenah. After completing lap 21, Sheldon Haudenschild would spin in turn one, collecting Reed and handing the lead to Duncan. On the ensuing restart Brad Haudenschild would bring out the caution while all eyes were on Christopher Bell who had worked his way to 10th from his 24th starting spot.

When the green flew Duncan would lead as Shaffer and Kemenah battled for second, which would result in contact with Kemenah spinning, which also collected Bell. Duncan now led Shaffer, Taylor, Jacobs, Danny Holtgraver and a closing Cap Henry who had started 16th. Jacobs would take the third spot on lap 24 as Duncan now had his hands full with Shaffer. Shaffer would continually run to Duncan’s inside and as they raced into turns three and four to complete lap 28, the pressure would cause Duncan to slide over the curb in turn four, handing the lead to Shaffer.

Shaffer would drive away the final three laps to score the win over Duncan, Jacobs, Henry and Taylor. Current UNOH All Star point leader Dale Blaney would advance five spots to finish sixth with Dean Jacobs coming from 15th to a 7th place finish, while Sheldon Haudenschild would storm back to finish 8th with Greg Wilson advancing 11 positions to ninth and Holtgraver rounding out the top 10.

Kyle Farmer and Seth Schneider would pace the field for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature but Farmer would get sideways on the start and a six car melee would ensue leaving Schneider and Brian Gibbs upside down. When the crash scene was cleared and the green flew Stroup would power into the lead over John Ivy, Brandon Moore, Dustin Dinan, Alex Paden and Kyle Capodice. After two laps were recorded Dustin Rall would bring out the caution. When the green reappeared Stroup would lead Ivy, Moore, Dinan, Capodice, Bobby Clark, Thomas Schinderle, Paden and Luke Griffith.

Following a Paul Weaver spin on lap five, Stroup would start to pull away as Ivy had his hands full with Moore. By lap 12 Stroup had a three second lead over Ivy as Clark moved into third with Moore and Alvin Roepke – who went to the tail on the start because of a tire change. Stroup would race into heavy lapped traffic by lap 16 which allowed Ivy and Clark to close. Roepke would take fourth on lap 17. With five laps to go Farmer would bring out the final caution.

On the restart both Clark and Roepke would get around Ivy and as the white flag flew Clark showed Stroup his nose. Stroup would hit his marks in turns three and four and would take the win over Clark, Roepke, Ivy and Moore.

Jeff Ward and Jimmy McGrath brought the field to green for the 20 lap dirt truck feature with Ward gaining the upper hand over Foos, McGrath, Brad Mitten, Brad Stuckey, Gene Potridge and Keith Sorg. Cory Ward would bring out the caution and on the restart Andy Earnhart, Bryce Black and Cory Ward would get together.

When the green flew Foos immediately pressured Jeff Ward with a tremendous battle involving McGrath, Mitten, Stuckey, Potridge, Steve Endicott, Shawn Valenti and Kent Brewer going on. Foos would take the lead on lap three and pulled away from the 6 truck battle for second. Black would bring out the caution on lap seven, which would keep the field close to Foos. But, when the green flew so did Foos, pulling away to a commanding lead.

At the half-way point Foos was in command while Jeff Ward, McGrath, Mitten and Valenti battled for second. Cody Benyak would bring out the yellow on lap 13 and a lap later McGrath would spin. When the green flew Foos again pulled away as Jeff Ward, Mitten, Valenti, Cory McCaughey, Brewer and Stuckey battled. Valenti would move into third on lap 17 and drove around Ward for second a lap later. But by then Foos had checked out and he would drive to the victory. Valenti, Jeff Ward, Mitten and Brewer would round out the top five.

Fremont Speedway will wrap up the 8th Annual Jim Ford Classic Saturday (rain date of Sunday) with the UNOH All Stars going 50 laps for $10,000 to win. The 305 sprints and 602 late models are also in action.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night

Fremont Speedway

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Starting position [*]

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions (37 cars)

Qualifying

1.40-Caleb Helms, 12.475; 2.1st-Gary Taylor, 12.493; 3.22-Cole Duncan, 12.602; 4.5T-Travis Philo, 12.677; 5.59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.717; 6.94-Ryan Smith, 12.744; 7.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.757; 8.1-Dale Blaney, 12.794; 9.45-Tim Shaffer, 12.796; 10.49-Tanner Thorson, 12.813; 11.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.855; 12.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.867; 13.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.904; 14.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.906; 15.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.909; 16.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.923; 17.8M-TJ Michael, 12.924; 18.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.928; 19.38K-Brad Haudenschild, 12.961; 20.W20-Greg Wilson, 12.964; 21.8-DJ Foos, 12.986; 22.89-Cody Darrah, 12.997; 23.O9-Christopher Bell, 13.006; 24.2+-Brian Smith, 13.027; 25.5-Byron Reed, 13.027; 26.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.045; 27.19-Chris Andrews, 13.059; 28.55-Tyler Gunn, 13.064; 29.53-Cap Henry, 13.104; 30.40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.134; 31.33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.162; 32.O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.290; 33.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.435; 34.4-Danny Smith, 13.517; 35.76-David Jones, 13.700; 36.40i-Mark Imler, 13.798; 37.7-Joe Swanson, 13.988;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 6. 89-Cody Darrah[7] ; 7. 55-Tyler Gunn[9] ; 8. 19-Chris Andrews[8] ; 9. 8-DJ Foos[6] ; 10. O8-Dan Kuriger[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[4] ; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 6. 9-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 8. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 9. 7-Joe Swanson[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[4] ; 4. 53-Cap Henry[7] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 6. O9-Christopher Bell[5] ; 7. 40DD-Nate Dussel[8] ; 8. 5K-Adam Kekich[1] ; 9. 40i-Mark Imler[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 3. 1st-Gary Taylor[3] ; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[8] ; 6. 49-Tanner Thorson[6] ; 7. 16-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 8. 76-David Jones[9] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[4]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps, determines top 10 starting spots in A)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 3. 1st-Gary Taylor[8] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[7] ; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] ; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver[10] ; 8. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[4] ; 9. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2]

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

1. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 2. 49-Tanner Thorson[2] ; 3. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 4. O9-Christopher Bell[8] ; 5. 8-DJ Foos[6] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 7. 89-Cody Darrah[7] ; 8. 9-Jordan Ryan[13] ; 9. 55-Tyler Gunn[10] ; 10. 19-Chris Andrews[9] ; 11. 76-David Jones[15] ; 12. 40i-Mark Imler[16] ; 13. 7-Joe Swanson[17] ; 14. O8-Dan Kuriger[12] ; 15. 40DD-Nate Dussel[11] ; 16. 5K-Adam Kekich[5] ; 17. 4-Danny Smith[14]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 4. 53-Cap Henry[16] ; 5. 1st-Gary Taylor[3] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[11] ; 7. 97-Dean Jacobs[15] ; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 9. W20-Greg Wilson[20] ; 10. 59-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 11. 94-Ryan Smith[13] ; 12. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 13. 49-Tanner Thorson[22] ; 14. 10H-Chad Kemenah[10] ; 15. O9-Christopher Bell[24] ; 16. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 17. 16-Stuart Brubaker[23] ; 18. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[12] ; 19. 57X-Andrew Palker[14] ; 20. 8M-TJ Michael[17] ; 21. 40-Caleb Helms[21] ; 22. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[8] ; 23. 89-Cody Darrah[25] ; 24. 2+-Brian Smith[19] ; 25. 33M-Caleb Griffith[18]

Hard Charger: Cap Henry +12

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (31 Cars)

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 39-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 24-Alex Paden[3] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[4] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 6. 13-Jeremy Duposki[1] ; 7. 18N-Frank Neill[6] ; 8. 20B-Cody Bova[8]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1X-Dustin Dinan[2] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 3. 87-Brian Gibbs[1] ; 4. 2L-Landon Lalonde[6] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[7] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 7. 37-Austin Ream[5] ; 8. 32H-Dan Hennig[8]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[2] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 3. 44-Kyle Farmer[3] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 6. 27-Evan Kornbau[8] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[4] ; 8. 8J-A.J Sleek[7]

Heat 4 - The Computer Man (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 2. 7-Thomas Schinderle[5] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[4] ; 4. 11X-George Englert[2] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 7. 94K-Kurt Huber[3]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[8] ; 4. 9R-Dustin Rall[2] ; 5. 8J-A.J Sleek[15] ; 6. 20B-Cody Bova[13] ; 7. 18N-Frank Neill[9] ; 8. 27-Evan Kornbau[7] ; 9. 13-Jeremy Duposki[5] ; 10. 37-Austin Ream[10] ; 11. 32H-Dan Hennig[14] ; 12. 75-Jerry Dahms[11] ; 13. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 14. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 15. 94K-Kurt Huber[12]

A-Main - ( 25 Laps)

1. 10x-Dustin Stroup [6]; 2. 8-Bobby Clark [19]; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke [5]; 4. 77i-John Ivy [3]; 5. 7m-Brandon Moore [7]; 6. 7s-Thomas Schinderle [12]; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice [11]; 8. 22m-Dan McCarron [13]; 9. 1x-Dustin Dinan [8]; 10. 19R-Steve Rando [17]; 11. 11G-Luke Griffith [15]; 12. 8J-A.J. Sleek [21]; 13. 24-Alex Paden [9]; 14. 20B-Cody Bova [22]; 15. 44-Kyle Farmer[1]; 16. 39-Jamie Mille [4]; 17. 1W-Paul Weaver [18]; 18. 9R-Dustin Rall [20]; 19. 11x-George Englert [16]; 20. 36-Seth Schneider [2]; 21. 87-Brian Gribbs [10]

Hard Charger: Bobby Clark +17

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (23 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 36M-Cory McCaughey[7] ; 2. 17X-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 3. 13-cody Benyak[1] ; 4. 93-Bryce Black[5] ; 5. 4S-Keith Sorg[4] ; 6. 18W-Cory Ward[2] ; 7. 88-Danny Roepke[6] ; 8. P51-Brad Keckler[8]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[3] ; 3. 99X-Gene Portidge[6] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath [5] ; 5. 16-Dave Gibbs[2] ; 6. 37-Eric Devanna[7] ; 7. 9-Curt Inks[8]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Matt Foos[4] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[2] ; 3. 33-Jeff Ward[1] ; 4. 23M-Brad Mitten[3] ; 5. 7F-Dana Frey[6] ; 6. 17-Steve Endicott[5] ; 7. 22J-Josh Kiser[7]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 2-Matt Foos[3]; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[12]; 3. 33-Jeff Ward[1]; 4. 23M-Brad Mitten[5]; 5. 8KB-Kent Brewer[11]; 6. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[7]; 7. 88-Danny Roepke[19]; 8. 99X-Gene Portidge[10]; 9. 4S-Keith Sorg[6]; 10. 17X-Dustin Keegan[9]; 11. 7F-Dana Frey[15]; 12. 37-Eric Devanna[17]; 13. 9-Curt Inks[20]; 14. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath [2]; 15. 13-cody Benyak[4]; 16. 36M-Cory McCaughey[8]; 17. 3-Andy Earnhart[-]; 18. 16-Dave Gibbs[14]; 19. 93-Bryce Black[13]; 20. 22J-Josh Kiser[21]; 21. 18W-Cory Ward[16]

Hard Charger: 88-Danny Roepke[+12]

©2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Evan Margeson Wins NWWT Finale At CGS; Tim Alberding 2015 Champ

By Ben Deatherage

 The Northwest Wingless Tour wold get their final race of the season in the books on Saturday September 12th at Cottage Grove Speedway. The event would see a very good car count to the close the campaign out. A total of nineteen cars were in attendance representing the states of Oregon and Washington.

Cooper Desbiens of Sutherlin was the early race leader for the first handful of laps in his J.H. Desbiens Construction/Budget Lumber/BC Motorsports/Van Lare Steering Repair #4D John Boy. Evan Margeson would make the right moves to get around him on lap four to get the top spot. Margeson would stay in the position for the rest of the distance and dominated the field in his TFC Plating/LRB Manufacturing/Lucas Oil Products/Simpson Racing Products #50 Maxim.

Margeson would get the win for his third career victory against the NWWT. It was the first time has done so with the series at Cottage Grove. He became the seventh different winner in the 2015 campaign with the Northwest Wingless Tour.

The Barraza Motorsports/Hedge Carter Gutter Service/Oregon Tool & Supply #87 XXX of Kyler Barraza, from Roseburg, was second followed by Thurston's Ricky Ashley in third in his Clark Printing/Todd's Auto Body/BC Motorsports/Team 85 #85 entry. Tim Alberding of Salem was fourth in the Alberding Racing #52 Maxim while Cooper Desbiens was scored in fifth despite getting upside down on the final circuit.

Auburn, Washington's Jonathan Jorgeson was fast time of the night in his Jorgenson Manufacturing/Shareway Industries/D.G. Machine #2J J&J but destroyed his car on the second lap while the Machined For Speed By Craig Jensen/Baxter's Auto Parts/G.K. Machine #6A XXX of Kady Aldeman, from Salem, was the dash winner. Guy Weedman of Moro, in his Weedman Ranches #27W Maxim, Kady Adelman, and the Top Coat Powder/Pure Addiction Diesel/Randy Busser Sandblasting #15R Maxim of Forest Grove's Jake Gilman were heat race winners.

When all of the racing was completed Tim Alberding was declared the champion of the Northwest Wingless Tour. Alberding became the seventh different champ in the seven season history of the NWWT and won two races in 2015. Alberding is a former Oregon Double Shot Series and Cottage Grove Speedway Non-Wing champion also.

Be sure and visit wingless.nwextremeseries.com for the latest news and information regarding the Northwest Wingless Tour. We want to thank all of the teams for coming out and supporting this series this year and wish all of you a pleasant and safe offseason.

Race Summary: Northwest Wingless Tour Race #9 Saturday September 12th, 2015 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

A Feature 1: 1. 50M-Evan Margeson; 2. 87-Kyler Barraza; 3. 85-Ricky Ashley; 4. 52-Tim Alberding; 5. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 6. 27W-Guy Weedman; 7. 6A-Kady Adelman; 8. 14-Sean Johnson; 9. 15R-Jake Gilman; 10. 50-Brad Rhodes; 11. 3G-Garret Johnson; 12. 1-Bert Johnson Sr; 13. 8-Justen McConnville; 14. 9J-Bert Johnson; 15. 33-Lance Sargent; 16. 89-Sterling Kane; 17. 23-Rob Lindsey; DNS 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; DNS 8X-Otto Jorgenson

Dash 1: 1. 6A-Kady Adelman; 2. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 3. 33-Lance Sargent; 4. 14-Sean Johnson

Heat 1: 1. 27W-Guy Weedman; 2. 89-Sterling Kane; 3. 1-Bert Johnson Sr; 4. 8-Justen McConnville; 5. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 6. 8X-Otto Jorgenson

Heat 2: 1. 6A-Kady Adelman; 2. 3G-Garret Johnson; 3. 50M-Evan Margeson; 4. 50-Brad Rhodes; 5. 87-Kyler Barraza; 6. 33-Lance Sargent

Heat 3: 1. 15R-Jake Gilman; 2. 85-Ricky Ashley; 3. 52-Tim Alberding; 4. 14-Sean Johnson; 5. 9J-Bert Johnson

Qualifying 1: 1. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 2. 33-Lance Sargent; 3. 14-Sean Johnson; 4. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 5. 6A-Kady Adelman; 6. 23-Rob Lindsey; 7. 8-Justen McConnville; 8. 50M-Evan Margeson; 9. 52-Tim Alberding; 10. 27W-Guy Weedman; 11. 50-Brad Rhodes; 12. 85-Ricky Ashley; 13. 8X-Otto Jorgenson; 14. 87-Kyler Barraza; 15. 15R-Jake Gilman; 16. 89-Sterling Kane; 17. 3G-Garret Johnson; 18. 9J-Bert Johnson; 19. 1-Bert Johnson Sr

 

 

Plymouth Dirt Track WI

Paul Pokorski and Tim Haddy set the pace of the Aldag Honald Mechanical Sprints. Paul Pokorski pulled out to an early lead over Tim Haddy. Donny Goeden battled with Haddy for two laps for second place. Robbie Pribnow, Jim Melis and Justin Miller competed for fifth. Justin Miller and Kevin Karnitz passed Dannon Tessmer for fourth. Donny Goeden drove past Paul Pokoski for the lead on lap 4. Josh Teunissen, Nich Melis and Bradon McMullen battle for fourteenth. McMullen was maneuvering through traffic on his quest for the lead. Doug Wondra was flying on the high side lap after lap. Donny Goeden was up to lap traffic by lap 10. Josh Teunissen brought out our first caution for spinning between turns 1 and 2. Donny Goeden pulled away with a front stretch lead after the restart. Robbie Pribnow was on the high side almost hitting the turn two back stretch wall a few times. Another caution waved for Josh Teunissen who caught the back stretch wall and left to the attention of his crew. Donny Goeden had new company of Robbie Pribnow who passed Paul Pokorski after the last restart. Another caution waved for Shane Wenninger doing a 360 spin in turn 4. On the restart Nich Melis and Drew Ludwig touched resulting in a tommy tip over by Ludwig bringing out a quick red. Donny Goeden maintained the lead on the restart with Paul Pokorski back in second. Tim Haddy and Jim Melis battled for fourth. Goeden had a front stretch lead over Pokorski as the final yellow waved for Garrett Timothy spinning in turn 1. When the checkers flew it was Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) winning his eighth feature of the year followed by Paul Pokorski (West Bend), Robbie Pribnow (Knowles), Kevin Karnitz (West Bend) and Jim Melis (Glenbeulah). Brandon McMullen (Plymouth) was hard charger passing 10. Heat Winners: Kevin Karnitz (West Bend), Donny Goeden (Kewaskum), Robbie Pribnow (Knowles) 2015 Champion: Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) Most Improved Driver: Mitchel Yurmanovich (Cascade) Rookie of the Year: Douglas Pietz (Milwaukee)

 

JIMMY MCCUNE WINS FASTEST SHORT TRACK SHOW AT TOLEDO

TOLEDO, Ohio. (September 12, 2015) – The third attempt was the charm as the rescheduled All American Coach/Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness Fastest Short Track Show in World took place at Toledo Speedway on Saturday, September 12. Two previous attempts pushed the event back to September 12 due to rain. Toledo’s Jimmy McCune earned the victory, finishing the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints season with back-to-back feature victories.

Bobby Santos Jr. led the opening seven circuits with Brian Gerster pacing the field from laps 8-16 with McCune taking the point on lap 17 and then drove to his second series victory of the season.

At the conclusion of the 30-lap feature, McCune finished 4.690 seconds ahead of Ike Beasley with Aaron Pierce in third position. Kyle Edwards and Ryan Litt completed the top-five finishers.

Aaron Pierce earned his first series championship after crossing the line in third position.

In preliminary action, Ryan Litt won the Team Spirt Trailer Heat #1 with Aaron Pierce collecting Dowkes Engines Heat #2. Brian Gerster was the Hamilton Trucking Fast Qualifier with a lap of 12.305 seconds at 146.282 mph.

For more series information on the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints, visit www.SuperSprints.com.

 

A MAIN RESULTS

 

POS

#

DRIVER

LAPS

 

1

88

Jimmy McCune

30

 

2

97

Ike Beasley

30

 

3

26

Aaron Pierce

30

 

4

11

Kyle Edwards

30

 

5

07L

Ryan Litt

30

 

6

45

Ryan Gillenwater

30

 

7

98

Kevin Feeney

30

 

8

99

Geoff Kaiser

29

 

9

0

Brad Wyatt

29

 

10

12

John Turnbull Jr.

28

 

11

50m

Brian Gerster

17

 

12

22A

Bobby Santos

7

 

13

26B

Jeff Bloom

4

 

14

44

Teddy Alberts

2

 

DNS

42

Jason Blonde

0

 

 

Plymouth Speedway World Series of Dirt Showcases Dynamic Racing, Support

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) The World Series of Dirt challenge Saturday night at Plymouth Speedway not only showed strength on the track, but strength as a racing community when the green flag dropped on the third annual event. The night proved the best of each class and the best of how to help others in need.

Drivers and fans came to the aid of driver Kevin Swindell who was injured in a Sprint Car accident in August while qualifying for the Knoxville Nationals. Swindell continues to recover from multiple surgeries. On Saturday night, Sprint Car driver Randy Hannagan spoke of the passion drivers have to be active in the sport as that passion can be dangerous at times. Helmets were passed through the crowd where money was collected to aid the Swindell family for whatever need they see a priority. The #BulldogStrong 30, run by 410 and 360 Sprint car drivers, was featured as a tribute to Swindell.

Tyler Courtney, of Indianapolis, looked to have the race sewn up by the halfway point, but had trouble coming out of turn two on the 19th lap of the feature. That allowed Tracey Hines of Wilkinson, Indiana to go by him on the inside and take over the lead. It wasn’t long after that pass when Courtney was into the wall and brought out the first caution. Hines would hold onto the first position to claim the victory. Kody Kinser, of Bloomington, Indiana, started ninth and used the outside groove to finish second while Randy Hannagan started third and finished third.

“I’m still learning how to drive a Winged Sprint and I’ve got a lot to learn,” said Hines. “I think this win is is good start.”

Kody Kinser won the Hard Charger award presented by Smiley Auto Parts ($100 gift certificate); Dakota Bushe won the 10th place award; Randy Hannagan was the recipient of the $300 top 360 Sprint finisher award presented by Michiana Balloon Rides; Matthew VanderVere won a right rear Hoosier tire thanks to Huffman Electric and Timberline Tree Service; and Tyler Courtney was the winner of the Dash worth $100 offered by Boggs Automotive.

A rookie took top honors in the Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds race on Saturday. Logansport’s Bradley Jameson started on the pole and wheeled his Modified to a victory for the first time in 2015. He had a little trouble out of turn one on a mid-race restart and went high which allowed Dan Hamstra to briefly take the lead. Jameson was able to get the car back to the proper handling and resumed the front spot of the running order. Hamstra, of Wheatfield, moved his way from fourth to a second place podium finish within seven laps. Steven Brooks came through the field from ninth to finish third. The New Lenox, Illinois driver battled David Stremme for position for several laps before making his way to the final spot on the podium.

“This is really great! I’d like to thank Dan Hamstra for racing me clean for the battle for the lead. It’s a great first win and I can’t believe this is happening!” smiled Jameson.

In the Modifieds division, the Dillon Nusbaum received the 10th place finisher prize while Zeke McKenzie got the Hard Luck award. Both drivers received a certificate from Racing Optics. Lynn Johns won the seventh place award.

Eric Saunders claimed another win the Dickies Restaurant 600 Open Sprints race. Saunders, of Lakeville, started third in the feature but shot to the lead like a rocket by the second lap. Even with two cautions in the 20-lap feature, Saunders had a three-second lead over second place finisher Brad Nichols, of South Bend, when the race concluded. Chad Hartzell, of Granger, took the last spot on the podium after falling a spot to pole-sitter Nichols.

“I have a great family and so many people to help me. It’s been a rough road, but life is what you make of it. I’m achieving goals,” stated Saunders.

Kyle Burns won the 10th place finisher award, Bud McCune received the Hard Luck award and Blake Lamb claimed the seventh place award.

It was another dominating performance for David Short Saturday night in the WTCA Super Streets division. The Winamac, Indiana driver took hold of the lead and didn’t see another place in the running order throughout the feature. There were plenty of drivers racing for the second place spot. Michael Clark had damage to his No. 91 and fell to the bottom of the order after spinning out of turn one following a side-by-side contact battle with Calvin Peek, Jr. on the fifth lap. That allowed Randy Akers to slide into the second place position with Dave Fritz on his bumper. As much as he tried, Peek couldn’t get by Fritz for third. Short won the feature with Akers from Gary, Indiana in second and Winamac’s Fritz came in third.

“This is our 13th win of this season! We had a lot of work to do as we were under the car for much of the week for this race,” smiled Short.

Nate Payton was the winner of the 10th place finisher award with Michael Clark with the Hard Luck award. Bear Cooley claimed the 7th place finish award.

Warsaw’s Mike Hoagland was able to keep John Rhoads from victory Saturday night in the Walmart Thunder Stocks feature. Starting in the third spot, Hoagland claimed the lead on the second lap after Douglas Payton and Bryan Banta fell from the front row. John Rhoads, from Mentone, started dead last in the feature after not being able to show for the heat race. He fought through traffic to get into the second spot before the halfway point of the race. Rhoads didn’t have enough for Hoagland’s No. 27H as Hoagland powered to the finish for the win. Banta, of South Bend, was able to hold on to the third place position at the end of the feature.

“It’s been a long night, but it was great. What a great race!” stated Hoagland.

Doug Payton received the 10th place finisher award and Jason Fritz was the winner the Hard Luck award. Mike Yacullo finished 7th for that specific award.

A special thank you goes out to our contingency award sponsors and to our division sponsors for the gracious support this season. More great things are planned for 2016. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and on www.plymouthspeedway.net for more information throughout the off-season. On behalf of Owner Ed Kennedy, thank you all for a great year.

 

 

Henderson Stays Perfect in UMSS at 23rd Annual Kouba

St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, September 11, 2015
by Terry Lehnertz

On a chilly evening dedicated to honor and memories, Justin Henderson garnered his third Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series (UMSS) victory in as many tries, adding his name to the list of nearly twenty previous winners of the prestigious Kouba Memorial. UMSS Micro Sprints and Traditional Sprints joined Henderson and his 360-winged mates on the race card, along with two divisions of Northern Vintage Stockcar Racers (NVSR). Prior to the events starting, fans observed a moment of silence to honor the memory of the Americans who perished in the 9-11 attacks of 2001.

The first race of the evening was a special event for the NVSR. Thirteen year club member George Shields, of Cameron, Wisconsin, was the honoree of the first ever “Dash-for-Cash” race hosted by the Vintage racers. Shields, a former board member with the vintage club, is still active in racing in spite of his 81st birthday approaching. Unbeknownst to Shields, the six of his club members who raced in the Dash with Shields had conspired to pull off the track, one at a time, during the race – leaving Shields as the lone competitor, and winner, at the end. While Shields parked his Vintage Modified in victory lane, the Dash conspirators rejoined the victor on the front straightaway to share in the special trophy presentation for their friend. True to club tradition, immediately following the presentation, Shields graciously re-gifted his special trophy to his presenters, Tavean and Kody Young-Jacobson. In other Vintage competition, Selah Krech presented Jay Patrick the trophy for the Full-Bodied feature, and Tori Malueg presented John Bethke the winner’s trophy in the Modified division.

The evening wrapped up with the headlining UMSS winged 360 sprints vying for the $5500 top prize, with the Kouba-esque numbers 5 and 55 prevalent throughout the night. One of Earl Kouba’s old #5 sprint cars made a few pace laps prior to the features, and the final race would be contested for a whopping 55 laps. The number five even figured into the mid-race fuel stop, which granted drivers 5 minutes and 55 seconds to add fuel and tear-offs. Due to the extended length of the main event, the customary dual rounds of qualifying were suspended in favor of three 10-lap heat races – won by Russ Hall, previous Kouba Memorial champion Brooke Tatnell, and Scotty Thiel.

For the finale, a three-wide driver salute to the fans featured Anna Hippe (nee Kouba) at the parade’s point. With memorial ceremonies completed, the green waved over seventeen-car 23rd annual Kouba Memorial with Justin Henderson on the pole and Tatnell to his right side. In his two previous races with the UMSS, Henderson scored a pair of feature wins, and the South Dakota hot shoe saw no reason to not continue that trend with a strong start, besting Tatnell and Theil out of the first set of turns. Henderson quickly opened up a several car length advantage, but traffic soon played a factor. The race progressed without a caution up to the lap 28 fuel stop, with Tatnell occasionally creeping close enough to pose a threat in traffic, but Henderson maintaining the top spot. After the fuel stop, Henderson again set the pace, with Tatnell periodically drawing closer in traffic. Theil held onto third, just a heartbeat behind Tatnell – with that duo a straightaway in front of Hall and Chris Graf. The race continued on caution-free until a lap 34 spin by Bob McVitty, but back under green, Henderson went right back to commanding control, leaving Tatnell to contend with Theil for second. Coming to the checkers, Russ Hall looped his #29H sprinter, costing him a top five finish, accounting for the only change in the top five in the race’s second half. Henderson was crowned the Kouba Memorial champion and collected his third series win in as many entries into UMSS events, with Tatnell coming home second in front of Thiel. Ryan Bowers moved up to fourth with the Hall spin, and Chris Graf completed the top five. Graf also collected the $1,000 winner-take-all Midwest Power Series title, courtesy of Midwest Power Equipment. Rounding out the top ten were Jamie Ball, Lee Grosz, Richert, Hall, and Chris Martin. Anna Hippe crossed the stripe in the eleventh spot, ahead of Dean Brown, Jake Lempelius, Reed Allex, McVitty and Todd King.

Co-opting the winged qualifying procedures for the night, the UMSS Traditional Sprint cars ran two rounds of qualifying races – with heat races going to Johnny Parsons III, Brian VanMeveren, and Jon Lewerer. Challenge race wins were scored by James Giossi and two-time Kouba Memorial champion Jimmy Kouba. For the twenty-five lap main event, outside front row starter Jon Lewerer bested pole starter and 2015 series champion Rob Caho Jr. to grab the early lead. A somber Caho, who suffered the loss of his grandfather earlier in the week, settled into second place with Jimmy Kouba, Scott Brandt, Jake Kouba, Chase Viebrock and Parsons all swirling in myriad lines behind him. With five laps in the books, the caution waved for the spinning Giossi ride, which collected the Viebrock racer as well, neither car continued when the green reappeared. At full throttle, Lewerer continued his quest for his first series feature win, but his quest was interrupted by a red flag as Jimmy and Jake Kouba tangled, ending with the #2k of Jimmy Kouba on his lid. The stoppage also involved Joseph Kouba, as there was contact between Joseph and the #23 of Josh Hendrickson as the field tried to safely avoid the father/son flip in the top five. Hendrickson caught enough of Joseph Kouba’s left rear to send him on an end-over-end one-and-a-half roll, leaving him wheels up as well. Both drivers emerged unhurt, but unfortunately for the drivers involved, only the #6 of Jake Kouba was able to continue. With the green flying again, Lewerer resumed his quest with his friend Caho applying steady pressure in the middle groove on the track. Coming to the crossed flags, Lewerer made his only mistake…just a slight bobble, barely perceptible, in the middle of turn four – and that was an opening wide enough for the three-time series champion to power on by on the low side. Once in front, the champion proved his mettle by staying smooth, fast and in the lead for the last half of the race, picking up his seventh TSCS win of the summer. Scott Brandt finished with a career best second place run, holding off Parsons by mere inches at the stripe. The finish was just a close for fourth, with Lewerer an eyelash in front of 2014 series champion Cam Schafer.

The UMSS Micro Sprints finished up their 2015 campaign on Friday crowning their second two-time champion. The series, just four years old, saw Ty Sampair win the first two titles, with the 2014 crown going to young Jack Berger. After securing the track championship two weeks prior at the Open Wheel Nationals, Berger added “two-time series champion” to his racing resume, the sophomore racer equaling his freshman season with another title. After winning the heat race, Berger started outside of the second row, with Bryan Brandt to his inside and Josh Vadnais and Jeremy Kasik occupying the front row. Under green, Kasik resumed his late season tear, immediately blasting to the point. Brandt tucked in behind the leader, with Vadnais and Bryan Patrick giving chase. For the latter portion of the summer, once Kasik’s #25k finds the point, it’s nearly impossible for another racer to steal the top spot away, and that was the case again Friday. Kasik, who missed the first month of the season, finally cracked the winner’s circle on June 26, and he’s been a mainstay since, failing to claim the feature just twice for the rest of the summer. Kasik cruised to his sixth feature win of the summer, handling the eight car field with aplomb. Following Kasik to the stripe were Brandt, Austin Letourneau, Patrick, Vadnais, Berger, Charlie Weber and George Knudsen. Greg Gunderson was unable to start the main event, topping out a season-high nine car field for the Micros.

The Kouba Memorial was the final competitive event on The Valley’s 2015 calendar; just the Test Drive/Swap Meet remains on Saturday, October 3. The event is open to all classes of cars, and includes an informal swap meet, an open track for test and tune, an “arrive and drive” opportunity for the Traditional Sprints – along with plenty of bench racing. The date and venue for the 2015 awards banquet will be announced as soon as it is scheduled. Information can also be found on the track’s website, www.SCVRaceway.com, or on their Facebook page.

Race Results (unofficial) – September 11, 2015

UMSS Sprints | Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series
Midwest Power Equip & GRP Motorsports 23rd Annual Earl Kouba Memorial Feature (55 Laps): 1. 1-Justin Henderson[1]; 2. 14-Brooke Tatnell[2]; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel[4]; 4. 199-Ryan Bowers[9]; 5. 20G-Chris Graf[10]; 6. 5J-Jamie Ball[8]; 7. 4J-Lee Grosz[5]; 8. 34D-Jerry Richert Jr[12]; 9. 29H-Russ Hall[3]; 10. 44-Chris Martin[7]; 11. 5-Anna Kouba[11]; 12. 1D-Dean Brown[14]; 13. 91A-Reed Allex[15]; 14. 52-Jake Lempelius[16]; 15. 7M-Bob McVitty[13]; 16. (DNF) 73-Todd King[6]; 17. (DNF) 87-Cody Hahn[17]; DNS 03-Jamey Ogston Lap Leader: Henderson 1-55. Cautions: (3) with first one for halfway pit stop, second one with 34 laps in for 7M spin turn 2, and final one on last lap when 29H spun in turn 4 coming to checkers.
Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 29H-Russ Hall[2]; 2. 44-Chris Martin[1]; 3. 5J-Jamie Ball[4]; 4. 34D-Jerry Richert Jr[3]; 5. 7M-Bob McVitty[5]; 6. (DNF) 87-Cody Hahn[6] Lap Leader: Hall 1-10. No cautions.
Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Ultimate Sprint Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 14-Brooke Tatnell[2]; 2. 1-Justin Henderson[6]; 3. 199-Ryan Bowers[3]; 4. 20G-Chris Graf[5]; 5. 91A-Reed Allex [1]; 6. 52-Jake Lempelius[4] Lap Leader: Tatnell 1-10. No cautions.
Hoosier Racing Tire Ultimate Sprint Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 64-Scotty Thiel[1]; 2. 73-Todd King[2]; 3. 4J-Lee Grosz[5]; 4. 5-Anna Kouba[4]; 5. 1D-Dean Brown[3]; DNS 03-Jamey Ogston Lap Leaders: King 1-5, Thiel 6-10. No cautions. Note: 03 Ogston done before night even began with motor issue, loaded up and headed for home.
TSCS Sprints | Traditional Sprint Car Series
Midwest Power Equip & GRP Motorsports 23rd Annual Earl Kouba Memorial Feature (25 Laps): 1. 78-Rob Caho Jr[1]; 2. 7B-Scott Brandt[6]; 3. 12-Johnny Parsons III[9]; 4. 69S-Jon Lewerer[2]; 5. 14-Cam Schafer[14]; 6. 6-Jake Kouba[3]; 7. KA1-Blake Anderson[11]; 8. 24-Brian VanMeveren[13]; 9. 27-Mike Walters[10]; 10. 87-Mike Mueller[12]; 11. 21J-Jori Hughes[19]; 12. 95-Kevin Bradwell[16]; 13. 73-Sid Denzer[17]; 14. 13K-Katrina Sautbine[20]; 15. 90-Tony Klose[21]; 16. (DNF) 31-Doug Taubert[23]; 17. (DNF) 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[8]; 18. (DNF) 55-Joseph Kouba[18]; 19. (DNF) 23-Josh Hendrickson[15]; 20. (DNF) 2K-Jimmy Kouba[4]; 21. (DNF) 50-Chase Viebrock[7]; 22. (DNF) 11-James Giossi[5]; 23. (DNF) 81-Rick Kobs[22]Lap Leaders: Lewerer 1-11, Caho 12-25. Cautions: (2) first yellow for 11 360 spin turn 1, collected 50 on lap 6 (both cars out), second for red flag on restart after contact between 6 & 2k resulted in 2k turning over in turn 3. 23 also turned over in turn 4 after hopping wheel of 55.
Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Challenge Race 1 (11 Laps): 1. 11-James Giossi[2]; 2. 50-Chase Viebrock[4]; 3. 14-Cam Schafer[1]; 4. 7B-Scott Brandt[6]; 5. 69S-Jon Lewerer[8]; 6. KA1-Blake Anderson[3]; 7. 87-Mike Mueller[7]; 8. 95-Kevin Bradwell[10]; 9. 73-Sid Denzer[5]; 10. 21J-Jori Hughes[11]; 11. 13K-Katrina Sautbine[9]Lap Leader: Giossi 1-11. No cautions.
Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race 2 (11 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[3]; 2. 78-Rob Caho Jr[6]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[5]; 4. 27-Mike Walters[4]; 5. 23-Josh Hendrickson[2]; 6. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[7]; 7. 12-Johnny Parsons III[9]; 8. 24-Brian VanMeveren[8]; 9. 55-Joseph Kouba[1]; 10. 31-Doug Taubert[10]; 11. 90-Tony Klose[11]; DNS 81-Rick Kobs Lap Leaders: Joseph Kouba 1-3, Hendrickson 4-5, Jimmy Kouba 6-11. Cautions: (1) for 12 sideways in turn 1 lap 9 while running second.
Meeks Video Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 12-Johnny Parsons III[1]; 2. 87-Mike Mueller[2]; 3. 78-Rob Caho Jr[4]; 4. 50-Chase Viebrock[3]; 5. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[6]; 6. 14-Cam Schafer[5]; 7. 95-Kevin Bradwell[8]; 8. 21J-Jori Hughes[7]Lap Leader: Parsons 1-8. Cautions: (1) for 14 spin turn 3 lap 7.
Driverwebsites.com Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 24-Brian VanMeveren[1]; 2. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[4]; 3. 73-Sid Denzer[2]; 4. 27-Mike Walters[5]; 5. 11-James Giossi[7]; 6. 55-Joseph Kouba[3]; 7. 31-Doug Taubert[6]; 8. 90-Tony Klose[8]Lap Leader: VanMeveren 1-8. No cautions.
Sprintsource.com Heat 3 (7 Laps): 1. 69S-Jon Lewerer[2]; 2. 7B-Scott Brandt[3]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[5]; 4. KA1-Blake Anderson[7]; 5. 23-Josh Hendrickson[4]; 6. 13K-Katrina Sautbine[1]; 7. (DNF) 81-Rick Kobs[6]Lap Leader: Lewerer 1-7. Cautions; (1) on opening lap turn 1 contact between 13k & 81, 81 out of race.
TSCS Sprints | Micro Sprint Car Series
Feature: 1. Jeremy Kasik, Bryan Brandt, Austin Letourneau, Bryan Patrick, Josh Vadnais, Jack Berger, Charlie Weber, George Knudsen, Greg Gunderson (DNS)
Heat: Berger, Brandt, Kasik, Vadnais, Knudsen, Letourneau, Patrick, Gunderson, Weber

 

 

Montpelier Motor Speedway!

BOSS 410 Non-Wing Sprint Cars
40 Entries
Heat 1 – Moose Racing (Anaheim, CA): (10 Laps – Top 3 to A-Feature)
1. 24-Landon Simon[2] ; 2. 21K-Kody Swanson[1] ; 3. 9N-Luke Hall{6] ; 4. 66J-Josh Spencer[3] ; 5. 14c-Cooper Clouse[5] ; 6. 87-Paul Dues[4] ; 7. 31-Chuck Wilson[8] ; 8. 97-Scott Hardman[7]
Heat 2 – Lias Tire / American Racer (Indiana, PA): (10 Laps – Top 3 to the A-Feature)
1. J.T. Stapp[2] ; 2. 4P-Jon Stanbrough[5] ; 3. 82-Mike Miller[4] ; 4. 26-Justin Owen[8] ; 5. 5-Bob McMillin[3] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ; 7. 71-Dwayne Spille[7] ; 8. 97J-Andy Fike[1]
Heat 3 – Hoosier Racing Tire: (10 Laps – Top 3 to the A-Feature)
1. 16R-Joe Liguori[1] ; 2. 77-Dustin Smith[8] ; 3. 18-Travis Welpot[4] ; 4. 4-Michael Fischesser[5] ; 5. 12-Kent Wolters[7] ; 6. 3-Joe Butera[3] ; 7. 5A-Toby Alfrey[2] ; 8. 91x-Aaron Middaugh
Heat 4 – Buckeye Machine & Fab (Forest, OH): (10 Laps – Top 3 to the A-Feature)
1. 5G-Justin Grant[1] ; 2. 46-Cody Gardner[4] ; 3. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8] ; 4. 69R-Kyle Simon[2] ; 5. 50-Tony Diamattia[5] ; 6. 08-Tristan Maggart[7] ; 7. 22W-Mike Weber[3] ; 8. 96-Rylie VanHise[6]
Heat 5 – FAST Signs (Dayton, OH): (10 Laps – Top 3 to the A-Feature)
1. 57-Shane Cottle[1] ; 2. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[5] ; 3. 21-Dallas Hewitt[6] ; 4. 63D-Jim Dues[2] ; 5. 53-Steve Little[4] ; 6. 39-Matt Goodnight[3] ; 7. 42E-Cole Ketchum[7] ; 8. 14K-Chaz Kennedy[8]
B-Main #1 – Southeast Harley Davidson (Cleveland, OH): (12 Laps – Top 3 to the A Feature)
1. 4-Michael Fischesser[2] ; 2. 63D-Jim Dues[3] ; 3. 66J-Josh Spencer[3] ; 4. 50-Tony Diamattia[5] ; 5. 39-Matt Goodnight[8] ; 6. 5-Bob McMillin[4] ; 7. 71-Dwayne Spille[9] ; 8. 3-Joe Butera[7] ; 9. 97-Scott Hardman[11] ; 10. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[DNS] ; 11. 14K-Chaz Kennedy[DNS]
B-Main #2 – Kistler Engines (Fremont, OH): (12 Laps – Top 3 to the A Feature)
1. 26-Justin Owen[1] ; 2. 14c-Cooper Clouse[3] ; 3. 12-Kent Wolters[4] ; 4. 69R-Kyle Simon[2] ; 5. 42E-Cole Ketchum[10] ; 6. 31-Chuck Wilson[8] ; 7. 5A-Tobt Alfrey[9] ; 8. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ; 9. 08-Tristan Maggart[7] ; 10. 53-Steve Little[5] ; 11. 96-Rylie VanHise[12] ; 12. 97J-Andy Fike[11]
Mo Vaughn Transport B.O.S.S. A-Main – (25 Laps)
1. 57-Shane Cottle[6] ; 2. 21K-Kody Swanson[3] ; 3. 5G-Justin Grant[9] ; 4. 4P-Jon Stanbrough[7] ; 5. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[4] ; 6. 46-Cody Gardner[2] ; 7. 9N-Luke Hall[11] ; 8. 21-Dallas Hewitt[15] ; 9. 24-Landon Simon[10] ; 10. 74-J.T. Stapp[1] ; 11. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[14] ; 12. 77-Dustin Smith[8] ; 13. 82-Mike Miller[12] ; 14. 4-Michael Fischesser[16] ; 15. 12-Kent Wolters[21] ; 16. 26-Justin Owen[17] ; 17. 63D-Jim Dues[18] ; 18. 18-Travis Welpot[13] ; 19. 14c-Cooper Clouse[19] ; 20. 66J-Josh Spencer[20] ; 21. 16R-Joe Liguori[5]
Bonus Award Winners
Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, OH – “Hard Charger” – Dallas Hewitt (+7) – $50
Lynn Cook “a racer’s friend” of Dayton, OH – “Hard Luck Award” – Aaron Middaugh – $50
Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair – “Steel Block Award” – Kody Swanson – $50
Apple Metal Polishing of Eldorodo, OH – “Lucky Pill Draw” – Justin Grant / Shane Cottle- $40
Plus Automatic Transmission of Mansfield, OH – “Perseverance Award” – Dustin Ingle – $50
Lias Tire of Indiana, PA – “American Racer Bonus Award” – Shane Cottle – Free Tire
Hoosier Tire Midwest – “Hoosier Tire Bonus Award” – Justin Grant – Free Tire
Design 500 of Seattle, WA “Rusty McClure Tribute Award” – Landon Simon – $100 Design 500 gift certificate
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Roberts Holds off Bubak for NCRA Sprint Victory!

McCool Junction, Nebraska – September 12, 2015 – Ryan Roberts held off a last lap charge of Jake Bubak to claim the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car feature Saturday night at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska. The tour was joined by the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 sprint car series in the final co-sanctioned event of the season.

Roberts and J.D. Johnson started on the front row for the twenty-five lap feature with Roberts taking the lead as the green flag fell and the feature quickly went red when Trevor Grossenbacher made contact with current series point leader C.J. Johnson in turns three and four with Johnson executing a series of flips. C.J. was uninjured and done for the night.

Once race action resumed, Roberts continued to pace the field and would keep Bubak and the rest of the field behind him before the next caution would fall on lap seventeen when Don Droud, Jr. coasted to a stop.

Two laps later the final caution flag of the night fell for third running Cody Ledger, who came to a stop at the top of turn three.

On the final restart, Roberts again jumped out into the lead with Bubak and J.D. Johnson right on his tail and as the front runners were entering turn three on the last lap, Roberts got stuck behind a slower car. Bubak tried to squeeze underneath and take the lead coming out of turn four but Roberts would hold on to take the car length victory. The victory was his first with NCRA since his 2011 victory Dodge City Raceway Park and first of the year with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series

J.D. Johnson was the highest finishing NCRA regular (third), followed by Seth Brahmer and Billy Alley.

Defending co-division champion Jeremy Campbell was behind the eight-ball all night with a bad draw and heat race finish. He would start dead last in the twenty car starting line-up and earn an extra $200 for the night’s “hard charger” coming home with an eighth place finish.

The three, eight lap heat races for the 22 car field were won by Brahmer, J.D. Johnson and Ledger while Jon Freeman took home the ten lap “B” feature honors.

The next and final event of the 2015 race season for the NCRA sprint car series will be held on Saturday night, October 10, at 81 Speedway in Park City.

NCRA/Nebraska 360 Sprint Cars

Junction Motor Speedway/McCool Junction, Nebraska

09/12/15

22 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Seth Brahmer, 2) Ryan Roberts, 3) Ricky Montgomery, 4) Tony Root, 5) Jordan Boston, 6) Jack Dover, 7) Jeremy Campbell, 8) Jake Greider

2nd Heat: 1) J.D. Johnson, 2) Billy Alley, 3) Tyler Drueke, 4) Stu Snyder, 5) Don Droud, Jr., 6) Jon Freeman, 7) John Klabunde

3rd Heat: 1) Cody Ledger, 2) Jake Bubak, 3) Trevor Grossenbacher, 4) Jeff Stasa, 5) Jason Danley, 6) C.J. Johnson, 7) Rick Hansen

B Feature: 1) Jon Freeman, 2) C.J. Johnson, 3) John Klabunde, 4) Jeremy Campbell, 5) Jake Greider, 6) Rick Hansen

A Feature: 1) Ryan Roberts, 2) Rick Bubak, 3) J.D. Johnson, 4) Seth Brahmer, 5) Billy Alley, 6) Tyler Drueke, 7) Ricky Mongomery, 8) Jeremy Campbell, 9) Jason Danley, 10) Stu Snyder, 11) Jon Freeman, 12) Tony Root, 13) John Klabunde, 14) Jeff Stasa, 15) Cody Ledger, 16) Jordan Boston, 17) Jack Dover, 18) Don Droud, Jr., 19) Trevor Grossenbacher, 20) C.J. Johnson

 

 

Peck Takes Career-First at Spoon River Saturday, September 12th

Canton, IL - Justin Peck of Monrovia, Indiana took his first-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature event, winning an action-packed Tom Knowles Memorial at Spoon River Speedway.

Starting on the pole, Justin Peck took the early lead with Christopher Bell in tow, the duo followed by Tyler Thomas. As the top three drivers took to the top shelf on the high-banked 3/8 mile, Bell's Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet worked to reel in Peck. With Peck on an open track and setting a scorching pace, the front pack closed in on lap traffic by lap eight. Sticking to the high side, Peck and Bell quickly dispatched of the lap traffic until lap 13 when Peck's momentum was slowed by a lap car, allowing both Bell and Tyler Thomas to close. The following lap Thomas would slide the BT Machine, Esslinger-powered Spike ahead of Bell and into the second position. Entering turn one, Thomas would edge past Peck's Duracoat Products, Esslinger-powered DRC for the lead.

On lap 16, Devin Camfield would loop it off turn one, bringing out the caution. Coming back to green, Thomas would head right back to the high side, continuing to rip the top with Peck and Bell in tow. As each lap went by, Peck would inch closer to Thomas. Entering turn one on lap 24, Peck would dive to the bottom of the race track and slide up in front of Thomas exiting turn two, only for Thomas to regain the lead going down the back stretch. Entering turn three, Thomas continued to work the top as Peck shot through the middle attempting another slide job, but this time making contact with Thomas, sending the #91T machine sliding off the racing surface and bringing out the caution. Thomas would head to the work area, but would be done for the night.

Leading the field back to green with six laps to go, Peck worked to hold off a relentless Christopher Bell. Coming to the white flag, Bell would try to make a move for the lead, only to have the door slammed shut. Entering turn three for the final time, Bell would roll the bottom, but Peck proved to have too much momentum rim-riding the topside on his way to victory. Darren Hagen would take third in the Austin Brown, Esslinger-powered BOSS Chassis, while Andrew Felker took fourth in the Sixty-Six Truck and Foreign Salvage, Stanton SR-11-powered BOSS Chassis. Kevin Thomas, Jr. would round out the top five in the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet.

"I've got to thank my guys," said Justin Peck. "They gave me a great racecar. But, I want to apologize to Tyler Thomas. I didn't mean to get into him. I slid him down in one and two and when we went into three and four, I had a little bit of a run there. I probably should have waited another corner."

"He definitely did an awesome job, so hats off to him and his crew," commented Christopher Bell. "I kind of expected it to just go around here on the bottom, until the top of the track got blown off. Then we got to the top and starting rolling it pretty good."

"Hat's off to my guys," Darren Hagen said. "Without these guys, I wouldn't be here; my crew chief, Flea, Corey, Austin Brown. These guys work their butts off every week to get these cars prepared for me."

Midgets Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 17 - Darren Hagen, Heat 2: 71- Christopher Bell, Heat 3: 5X - Justin Peck

Great Clips Feature Winner: 5X - Justin Peck

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 5X - Justin Peck 2. 71- Christopher Bell 3. 17 - Darren Hagen 4. 11A - Andrew Felker 5. 67 - Kevin Thomas Jr 6. 39 - Spencer Bayston 7. 71K - Ryan Robinson 8. 7 - Austin Brown 9. 9K - Kyle Schuett 10. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 11. 39C - Payton Pierce 12. 25M - Derrick Myers 13. 16C - Dave Camfield Jr 14. 3N - Jake Neuman 15. 56X - Mark Chisholm 16. 86C - Dalton Camfield 17. 1K - Brayton Lynch 18. 91T - Tyler Thomas 19. 40 - Andy Huston 20. 69 - Aaron Hull 21. 10C - Devin Camfield

 

 

Duncan takes Fremont win, Reed claims 6th track title

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Cole Duncan survived a couple of late race restarts and led all 30 laps to claim his third career 410 feature win at Fremont Speedway Saturday on Kistler Racing Products Night. Byron Reed would suffer mechanical woes while running second with just six laps to go, but his 17th place finish would be enough for him to claim his sixth career track championship in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints – his third in a row – at “The Track That Action Built.

“We’ve won the past two weeks (also at Atomic Speedway last week). It’s been awesome for us…we needed that…we have some motor rebuilds coming we have to pay for so this helps out,” said Duncan beside his Motorcity Auto Transport, C&B Mushrooms, Wolfden Products, Industrial Special Powdercoating backed #22.

“Lapped traffic was the main thing. You really had to focus. Some guys would go into one corner on the bottom and the next corner on top so you really had to stay on your toes. I feel like we got a little lucky by drawing the pole. But, we haven’t done that all year so I’ll take it. I have to thank Scott Gressman and his family at Gressman Powersports, CnB Mushroom Farms, Factory Kahne Shocks…they’ve really went to work on our shocks this year,” added Duncan.

Reed becomes the first driver to win the Fremont Speedway, Attica Raceway Park and Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series titles in the same year.

“This feels real good. There’s a lot of competition and great tracks. It was our goal this year. I would have liked to have had a few more wins but we earned it. We dug pretty hard on a few of those nights when we dug ourselves a hole and came back up and got a good finish. I want to thank my crew, Crown Battery, a local Fremont business. Thank Fremont Speedway for putting a good track each week for us. I want to thank the fans for coming out tonight. It wasn’t a great night weather wise but it shows how resilient these fans are,” said Reed.

John Ivy would lead all 25 laps to score his fourth victory of the season in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. It was the 50th career victory at the track for Ivy which puts him sixth on the all-time feature win list.

“This has just been great. The Sipe family gives us great cars and Gressman builds us great motors. Joey, my brother and Jim and Sonny and everyone that helps us out…they have this thing working. It’s nice to start up front on a track like this….especially when you get as old as I am. Lapped traffic was tough. I thought I was going to run my daughter (Kelsey) over…I was on the brakes hard,” said Ivy beside his L&R Farms, Sony’s Machining and Welding, Kear’s Speed Shop, Kistler Racing Products, Adkins Fence and Sanitation backed #77i.

Bobby Clark would finish 7th and earn his first 305 sprint track championship. He also won the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Title for 2015. Clark was the track’s 1992 and 1993 360 sprint champion.

“The track was tough tonight…I was just trying to save my breath. We got going about mid-season. We just kept working and Dave (Foos, crew chief) worked really hard and we communicated well,” said Clark.

Woodville, Ohio’s Daniel Roepke would only lead one lap in the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Truck feature – the final one. He would pass race-long leader Cory McCaughey exiting turn four and drove to his third victory of the season at Fremont Speedway. It was Roepke’s 12 career win at the track.

“I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to go high or low. I really couldn’t get a good run off the bottom. So I just put it to the floor and just held it there and it worked out,” said Roepke.

Fostoria, Ohio’s Kent Brewer would finish fourth and earn his first career Fremont Speedway track championship.

“I have to thank all the people that come out every Saturday night and make Fremont Speedway what it is. If it wasn’t for all the fans and all the competitors that come out and spend their hard earned money at the race track I couldn’t have all this fun. I have to say thanks to my family, my wife, my mother-in-law, my crew, Rich Hummel and Kistler Engines which gives me really great horsepower and Kenny Clark,” said Brewer.

It was also noted Kistler Engines built the engines in all three track championship vehicles in 2015. It was also special that the track actually got the racing in as heavy rains all around the speedway never hit the track. A brief shower caused the cancellation of 410 sprint qualifying, but hard work by the track crew after heavy rains all night Friday and Saturday morning and help by the push trucks had the track in racing shape.

In the 30 lap 410 sprint feature, Duncan and Brandon Matus would bring the field to green but Broc Martin would spin to necessitate another start. When the green flew so did Duncan who powered away from Matus, Reed, Nate Dussel, Jack Sodeman Jr. and Chris Andrews. Duncan set a blistering pace as he raced into lapped traffic by the fifth circuit. The car on the move was Cap Henry who had driven from his 14th starting position to eighth. Reed would grab second on lap 10 with Matus, Dussel, Sodeman, Andrews, Henry and 20th starter Stuart Brubaker in tow.

At the halfway point the red would fly when Brubaker’s great run ended up in a big flip on the back stretch. He was taken to the hospital to be checked out but walked to the rescue squad under his own power. The running order was Duncan, Reed, Matus, Sodeman, Henry, Dussel, Andrews, Dean Jacobs. On the restart Rob Chaney would stop on the track. When the green flew again Duncan pulled away slightly from Reed as Henry had a tremendous move into third over Matus, Sodeman, Jacobs and Dussel.

Duncan would again race into lapped traffic with six laps to go with Reed and Henry closing. Reed would then stop with mechanical issues to bring out the caution. After a lap was completed third running Matus would have mechanical issues and bring out another caution. That put Henry right on Duncan’s bumper but the Lockbourne, Ohio driver would pull away the final five laps for the win. Henry would come home second, coming up just short of capturing the track title. Sodeman, Jacobs and Dussel would round out the top five.

In the 25 lap 305 feature, Ivy and Alvin Roepke would bring the field to green but a multi-car pile-up involving Jordan Ryan, T.J. Michael, Steve Rando and Kyle Peters would necessitate another start. When the green flew Ivy gained the advantage over Roepke, Kyle Capodice, Jamie Miller, Kyle Farmer and Luke Griffith.

Capodice would take second from Roepke on lap three as Ivy pulled away. Ivy raced into lapped traffic by the ninth circuit with Capodice, Roepke, Miller, Griffith, Seth Schneider and Farmer in tow. The car on the move was Dustin Stroup who worked his way from the 15th starting spot to eighth by the half-way point. With 14 laps in Thomas Schinderle and Paul Weaver would get together to bring out the caution. On the restart Ivy would pull away as Miller drove around Capodice into the runner-up spot. However, on lap 17, Miller’s left rear tire would come off the rim, ending his run to the front.

When the green reappeared, Ivy would lead Capodice, Roepke and Stroup. Stroup would power from fourth to second on the next lap when the caution would fly for debris. With a clear track, Ivy would drive away the final six laps for the win with Stroup, Roepke, Capodice and Schneider rounding out the top five.

In the 20 lap dirt truck feature, McCaughey and Brad Mitten brought the field to green but a crash involving Matt Foos and Bryce Black would necessitate another start. On the second attempt Len Benyak would bring out another caution. The third time was the charm ad McCaughey pulled out to a commanding lead over Cory Ward, Mitten, Jim Keegan, Eric Devanna, Jimmy McGrath Jr. and Brewer. Brewer would pick his way to the front, moving into fourth on lap four.

Devanna would bring out the caution with a flat tire on lap eight, wiping out McCaughey’s 3.5 second lead. On the restart McCaughey would lead Ward with 11th starter Roepke on the move into third. Roepke would grab second from Ward on lap 13 and closed quickly on McCaughey. With five laps to go McCaughey and Roepke were racing side by side for the lead with Ward, Brewer, Mitten and Steve Endicott in tow.

As McCaughey and Roepke raced to the white flag it looked like a lapped truck would come into play on the final lap. McCaughey was on the bottom with Roepke up top and the lapped machine on the bottom. As the pair raced into the final two turns Roepke drove to the outside and inched past McCaughey to steal the win. McCaughey, Ward, Brewer and Mitten would round out the top five.

Next up at Fremont Speedway is the Eighth Annual Jim Ford Classic on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19 featuring the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions. The 305 sprints and dirt trucks are also in action Friday with the 305 sprints and 602 late models joining the racing card on Saturday. There will be bands entertaining in the campground following the races each night. The Kick-It kick ball tournament to raise funds for childhood cancer research will take place Saturday morning and the 2016 Fremont Speedway Queens Contest will take place Saturday afternoon.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway - 9/12/2015

Kistler Racing Products Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (24 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40DD-Nate Dussel[1] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney[5] ; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[8] ; 6. 9Y-Thomas Messeraul[7] ; 7. 50B-Mike Burns[3] ; 8. 10J-Jarrod Delong[6]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 2. 23JR-Jack Sodeman [1] ; 3. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 5. 53-Cap Henry[8] ; 6. O9-Craig Mintz[7] ; 7. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger[5]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2+-Brian Smith[2] ; 2. 13-Brandon Matus[1] ; 3. 55-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 4. 19C-Chris Andrews[3] ; 5. 14H-Todd Heller[6] ; 6. 9-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[8] ; 8. 41J-Jeremy Powley[7]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 22-Cole Duncan[1]; 2. 53-Cap Henry[14]; 3. 23JR-Jack Sodeman [3]; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs[10]; 5. 40DD-Nate Dussel[6]; 6. O9-Craig Mintz[17]; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[9]; 8. 55-Tyler Gunn[7]; 9. 9Y-Thomas Messeraul[16]; 10. 19C-Chris Andrews[5]; 11. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[8]; 12. 14H-Todd Heller[15]; 13. 8J-Jess Stiger[23]; 14. 41J-Jeremy Powley[24]; 15. 60-Jody Keegan[13]; 16. 13-Brandon Matus[2]; 17. 5-Byron Reed[4]; 18. 10J-Jarrod Delong[22]; 19. 33-Brent Matus[21]; 20. 16-Stuart Brubaker[20]; 21. 9X-Rob Chaney[12]; 22. 50B-Mike Burns[19]; 23. 83M-Broc Martin[11]; 24. 9-Jordan Ryan[18]

Hard Charger: 53-Cap Henry[+12]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (27 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[9] ; 7. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 8. 24-Alex Paden[8] ; 9. 18N-Frank Neill[6]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 3. 39-Jamie Miller[5] ; 4. 44-Kyle Farmer[4] ; 5. 94K-Kurt Huber[6] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[8] ; 7. 87-Brian Gibbs[9] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[7]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[4] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 5. 10X-Dustin Stroup[3] ; 6. 7-Thomas Schinderle[8] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 8. 37-Austin Ream[9] ; 9. 1X-Dustin Dinan[5]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 4. 7-Thomas Schinderle[3] ; 5. 24-Alex Paden[7] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 8. 18N-Frank Neill[10] ; 9. 37-Austin Ream[9] ; 10. 87-Brian Gibbs[5]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 77I-John Ivy[1]; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup[15]; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[2]; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[3]; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[12]; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[5]; 7. 8-Bobby Clark[10]; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson[18]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron[17]; 10. 24-Alex Paden[20]; 11. 97-Kyle Peters[11]; 12. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[13]; 13. 94K-Kurt Huber[14]; 14. 39-Jamie Miller[6]; 15. 44-Kyle Farmer[4]; 16. 1W-Paul Weaver[16]; 17. 7-Thomas Schinderle[19]; 18. 8M-TJ Michael[8]; 19. 19R-Steve Rando[7]; 20. 5R-Jordan Ryan[9]

Hard Charger: 10X-Dustin Stroup[+13]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (21 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 36M-Cory McCaughey[1] ; 2. 99X-Gene Portidge[4] ; 3. 17-Steve Endicott[7] ; 4. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[3] ; 5. 22J-Josh Kiser[6] ; 6. 4S-Keith Sorg[2]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 2. 18W-Cory Ward[7] ; 3. 88-Dan Roepke[5] ; 4. 23M-Brad Mitten[2] ; 5. 17X-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 6. 13-Len Benyak[1] ; 7. 2-Matt Foos[4]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 37-Eric Devanna[1] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath [5] ; 3. O-Jim Keegan [3] ; 4. 33-Jeff Ward[7] ; 5. 93-Bryce Black[2] ; 6. P51-Tim Baker[4] ; 7. 7F-Dana Frey[6]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 88-Dan Roepke[11]; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[1]; 3. 18W-Cory Ward[4]; 4. 8KB-Kent Brewer[7]; 5. 23M-Brad Mitten[2]; 6. 17-Steve Endicott[12]; 7. 33-Jeff Ward[10]; 8. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath [8]; 9. O-Jim Keegan [3]; 10. 7F-Dana Frey[18]; 11. 17X-Dustin Keegan[14]; 12. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[5]; 13. 99X-Gene Portidge[9]; 14. 37-Eric Devanna[6]; 15. 13-Len Benyak[17]; 16. P51-Tim Baker[20]; 17. 9-Curt Inks[19]; 18. 22J-Josh Kiser[13]; 19. 4S-Keith Sorg[16]; 20. 93-Bryce Black[15]

Hard Charger: 88-Dan Roepke[+10]

©2015 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS PR: BROWN WINS BATTLE AND WAR AT MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY

By Greg Calnan (Friday, September 11, 2015) – Thorold, Ontario – The Southern Ontario Sprints brought the season to a close with a return to Merrittville Speedway for the first time since 2010. Mitch Brown came into the night needing only to start to clinch the title, but did one better than that by winning the feature race.

Ryan Turner and Glenn Styres led the field to the green flag in the 25 lap main event. Styres used the outside line to grab the lead on the opening lap and pulled away from the field before a caution for a spin by James Thompson on lap 5.

As the race went back to green, Brown began to challenge Turner for the runner-up spot and was able to make the pass and set his sights on leader Styres. The two went back and forth at the front with Brown holding the top spot on lap 15 before giving it back to Styres.

The scariest moment of the evening came on lap 17 as a crash in corner four collected Jim Huppunen and Jamie Turner. Turner’s car took the worst of the damage and momentarily burst into flames. Both drivers were able to walk away.

In the closing laps Brown used the inside line to pull back even with Styres and used lapped traffic to his advantage to grab the top spot. He would hold on for his third SOS win of the season and officially claim the 2015 tour title. Styres was second while Chris Steele finished third.

The race marked the end of the 20th season of championship points competition for the Southern Ontario Sprints. The SOS will again be an affiliate sanction for the 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals coming up next weekend at Ohsweken Speedway. An announcement on a date for the Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet will released in the coming weeks on www.southernontariosprints.com.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT 2015 SEASON EVENT #12 – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY – THOROLD ON

ENTRY LIST (Number Name – Hometown) 0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken ON 00 Dane Lorenc – Lancaster NY 2w Lee Winger – Mount Hope ON 5 Keith Dempster – Alton ON 10b Mitch Brown – Brantford ON 11j Chris Jones – Picton ON 11t Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre ON 14h Jim Huppunen – Fenwick ON 15 Mike Ferrell – London ON 18 Ryan Susice – Ransomville NY 19 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre ON 22 James Thompson – St. Catharines ON 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy ON 30 Adam West – Ridgetown ON 66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope ON 67h Sam Hafertepe, Jr. – Sunnyvale TX 71s Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne ON 77 Dain Naida – Tecumseh MI 77x Alex Hill – Six Nations ON 80 Chris Steele – St. Catharines ON 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre ON

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 67h Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1) 2. 11t Jamie Turner (3) 3. 25 Warren Mahoney (2) 4. 00 Dane Lorenc (4) 5. 14h Jim Huppunen (5) 6. 5 Keith Dempster (7) DNS. 71s Shawn Sliter (6) Time - 1:57.503

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (2) 2. 10b Mitch Brown (4) 3. 11j Chris Jones (1) 4. 77 Dain Naida (3) 5. 30 Adam West (6) 6. 18 Ryan Susice (5) 7. 66 Frank Baranowski (7) Time - 1:56.433

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 80 Chris Steele (2) 2. 91 Ryan Turner (5) 3. 19 Cory Turner (4) 4. 2w Lee Winger (7) 5. 77x Alex Hill (1) 6. 22 James Thompson (6) DNS. 15 Mike Ferrell (3) Time - 1:59.269

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 10b Mitch Brown (3) 2. 0 Glenn Styres (2) 3. 80 Chris Steele (8) 4. 91 Ryan Turner (1) 5. 67h Sam Hafertepe Jr. (9) 6. 18 Ryan Susice (17) 7. 00 Dane Lorenc (10) 8. 19 Cory Turner (6) 9. 77 Dain Naida (11) 10. 25 Warren Mahoney (5) 11. 30 Adam West (14) 12. 11j Chris Jones (4) 13. 2w Lee Winger (12) 14. 77x Alex Hill (15) DNF. 11t Jamie Turner (7) DNF. 14h Jim Huppunen (13) DNF. 5 Keith Dempster (16) DNF. 66 Frank Baranowski (19) DNF. 22 James Thompson (18) DNS. 71s Shawn Sliter (20) DNS. 15 Mike Ferrell (21) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Glenn Styres (1-14, 16-22), Mitch Brown (15, 23-25) Hard Charger – Ryan Susice (+11)

2015 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS: Glenn Styres – 4 (Brighton June 20, Ohsweken July 3, Brighton July 11, Humberstone August 9) Mitch Brown – 3 (Brighton May 16, South Buxton July 4, Merrittville September 11) Parker Price-Miller – 1 (Humberstone May 17) Chris Jones – 1 (South Buxton June 6) Cory Turner – 1 (Brighton August 8) Charlie Sandercock – 1 (Brighton September 5) Rick Wilson – 1 (Brighton September 6)

UP NEXT: Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet – Date TBA

About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2015 marks the 20th year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints, brought to you this season by Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants, Speedway Motors, The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum,www.ImageFactor.ca, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, and www.OnDirtRacingNews.com

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

 

 

Helsel Wins At Cottage Grove Speedway With Clark Printing Extreme Sprints

By Ben Deatherage With the World of Outlaws in action at Cottage Grove Speedway on Wednesday September 9th the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints would be on the card as the support class. It would be the third race in ten days for the division as they have been quite busy lately. Fourteen drivers signed in representing the states of Oregon, Washington, California, and Massachusetts.

Orion Redmond of Roseburg was the early race leader of the main event. Redmond, in his Redmond Trucking/Umpqua Sand & Gravel/Double R Powdercoating/Ken's Dry Cleaning #12 J&J, would lose the lead on lap four. The AKR Racing/Home Insulation of Roseburg/LeRoy Bellor & Sons Trucking #8 Hurricane of Anthony Pope, also from Roseburg, would be the new pace setter and was in search of his first career win. Pope managed to keep all of the challengers behind but his motor would blow up on lap eleven shortly after a restart.

Monroe, Washington's Jake Helsel would inherit the spot. Helsel was able to stay out in front the rest of the distance by a healthy margin to pick up the victory. It was the third CGS start for Helsel and the DeYoung Inc./Superior Powdercoating/Outdoor Synergy Composits/Speedmart Inc. #44 Rocket.

Bricen James, from Albany, would finish second in the Tim Galloway owned Myers Logging/James Gang Pizza #51 KPC followed by the Bi-Mart/Three Rivers Casino/Brook's Cut Rate Auto Parts/BC Motorsports #70 XXX of Eugene's Raquel Ivie. Completing the top five finishing order was Allison Journey in fourth, now residing in Boston, Massachusetts, in her Journey Built Homes/Stone Works International Masonry/Power Punch Lubricants/Eckstine Powdercoating #4J KPC while the O'Reilly Auto Parts/K-1 Race Gear #25S XXX of Camden Robustelli from Medford was fifth.

Cottage Grove Speedway returns to racing for Remembering 9/11 Night on Saturday September 12th. Classes racing include the Northwest Wingless Tour, IMCA Sport Mods, Dwarf Cars and Late Model Lites. We will be having a $5.00 special for all Military members to get into the show.

The rest of the admission prices are Adults $13.00, Juniors/Seniors $10.00, Youths (Ages 6-12) $5.00, 5 & Under FREE, and a Family Pass (consisting of two adults and up to four youths) is $30.00. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, Qualifying 5:30, and Racing begins right around 6:45. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.

Race Summary: Wednesday September 9th, 2015 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

A Feature 1: 1. 44-Jake Helsel; 2. 51-Bricen James; 3. 70-Raquel Ivie; 4. 4J-Allison Journey; 5. 25S-Camden Robustelli; 6. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 7. 1B-Chelsea Blevins; 8. 85-Ricky Ashley; 9. 66-Brett McGhie; 10. 10K-Don Waddell; 11. 8-Anthony Pope; 12. 71-Colby Carter; 13. 12-Orion Redmond; DNS 5D-Patrick Dills

 

 

CUMMINS FAST IN WINNING THE LABOR DAY CHALLENGE

Haubstadt, IN - September 6, 2015 - Kyle Cummins raced to victory in an exciting Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car feature at the Tri-State Speedway Sunday night. Cummins, who is from Princeton, IN, assumed the role of the challenger early in the event before taking the lead after a restart on lap 18. He led the remaining 12 laps The victory was a $3,000 payday for the Rock Steady Race Team. The car is owned by Hank Byram. The victory was the first this year in MSCS for the four time series champion.

The feature began with Carson Short jumping out to an early lead. Three laps later Brady Short raced past Carson coming off of turn four and the race had a new leader. Kyle Cummins moved into second spot as Carson Short dropped back to third. With the event half over Jared Fox spun to a stop and the caution came out. The restart was an opportunity for Kyle Cummins. He dove underneath Brady Short in turn three and took the lead. Short charged down the front stretch looking for a chance to counter the pass. Then it happened. His sprint car biked and began flipping. Fans watched in disbelief as his car sailed over the retaining wall gaining altitude and clipped the top of the billboards before landing outside the catch fence on the service road to the pit area. The Kemper Technology Consulting billboard took the hit.

Brady Short was checked out by EMTs and returned to the track on the back of a four wheeler to reassure fans that he was OK. That brought about a standing ovation. The unfortunate incident ended his MSCS five-in-a-row winning streak. It also ended a first place challenge that had become an absolute dual with the promise of more to come.

Brandon Mattox passed Carson Short on lap 22 and sped on to a runner-up finish. Kent Schmidt was also on the move and got by Carson Short with just three laps to go. Mattox and Schmidt both earned their best finishes of this season. Carson Short finished fourth and Chad Boespflug was fifth. Dakota Jackson had started on the pole and would finish sixth. Jordan Kinser , Brian Karraker, Chet Williams, and Hunter O’Neal rounded out the top ten.

Chris Babcock received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award in finishing eleventh. Patrick Budde was the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race. He started 20th and finished 12th. Even though the frontrunners were setting a blistering pace drivers on back through the pack were racing forward. Eight different drivers gained five or more spots during the running of the feature.

Three preliminary heat races were held. Those were won by Kyle Cummins, Dakota Jackson, and Jeff Bland Jr. With all 23 drivers involved set to transfer directly to the feature, they were competing to earn higher starting spots. A B-Main was not held.

The next event involving the MSCS Sprint Cars will be the Haubstadt Hustler on Saturday night September 19th. The show will be a co-sanctioned event which includes the USAC Sprint Cars. The combined field of cars & drivers will be racing for $10,000 to win at the Class Track - Tri-State Speedway.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

MODS & MINI SPRINTS COMPLETE THE PROGRAM

The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds were present in force. They had the largest car count for the three divisions racing Sunday night. Zach Fair drove the Bud 1 to victory in the action packed 25 lap feature. It was the Petersburg, IN, driver’s third feature win in a row at the track. Stephen Schnapf, Dave Beck, Levi Kissinger, and Lance Foreman finished in second to fifth respectively.

The three modified heat races resulted in preliminary victories for Stephen Schnapf, Zach Fair, and Cowboy Lance Foreman. Veteran Everett Baradham won the B-Main to transfer to the feature and then moved on up to sixth in the A after starting sixteenth. The modifieds will be back in action on the 19th!

Rod Henning won the 20 lap MMSA Mini-sprint feature. Collin Ambrose, Scott Bradley, Michael Roehling, and Lynn Ambrose completed the top five. Andrew Bradley along with Lynn Ambrose and Collin Ambrose won the preliminary heat races. It was the second appearance for the traveling series at the speedway this season. They are set to return to the track on October 10th.

PROVIDED AS ADDITIONAL NEWS & INFORMATION FOR TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY.

SUMMARY

Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN “Labor Day Weekend Challenge” September 6, 2015

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series:

First Heat - 3R Kyle Cummins, 28 Brandon Mattox, 10 Aric Gentry, 9 Jordan Kinser, 35x Chris Babcock, 77 Hunter O’Neal, 41 Jim Shelton, 4B Donnie Brackett

Second Heat - 3 Dakota Jackson, 11P Brady Short, 21 Carson Short, 66 Chad Boespflug, 38 Chet Williama, 56 Jared Fox, 90 Patrick Budde, 20 Steve Thomas

Third Heat - 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 5K Kent Schmidt, 11 James Lyerla, 4P Brian Karraker, 98 Brandon Morin, 15J Nick Johnson, 18 Kevin Chambers

Feature (30 Laps) - 3R Kyle Cummins, 28 Brandon Mattox, 5K Kent Schmidt, 21 Carson Short, 66 Chad Boespflug, 3 Dakota Jackson, 9 Jordan Kinser, 4P Brian Karraker, 38w Chet Williams, 77 Hunter O’Neal,35x Chris Babcock, 90 Patrick Budde, 41 Jim Shelton, 20 Steve Thomas, 11 James Lyerla, 15J Nick Johnson, 11P Brady Short, 10 Aric Gentry, 56 Jared Fox, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 18 Kevin Chambers, 4B Donny Brackett, 98 Bradley Morin

UMP Modifieds

First Heat - 77 Stephen Schnapf, 71x Dave Beck, 10 Matt Lane, 8K Levi Kissinger Second Heat - b1 Zach Fair, 57 Matt Hines, 9H Clint Demoss, 7W Wally Walker Third Heat - 41 Lance Foreman, 84 Stan Beadles, 38 Mark Iglehart, 4L Tim Lewis B Main - 37 Everett Bradham, 99T Tyler Loughmiller, 42 Eric Fender Feature (25 Laps) - b1 Zach Fair, 77 Stephen Schnapf, 71x Dave Beck, 8k Levi Kissinger, 41 Lance Foreman, 37 Everett Bradham, 4L Tim Lewis, 99T Tyler Loughmiller, 38 Mark Iglehaert, 42 Eric Fender, 57 Matt Hines, 9H Clint Demoss, 17 Richie Ary, a11y Jay Jones, 7W Wally Walker, 25C Clay Lane, 10 Matt Lane, 84 Stan Beadles

MMSA Mini Sprints

First Heat - 86 Andrew Bradley, 10 David Dorsett, 23$ Brad Strunk, 1x Scott Bradley Second Heat - 1 Lynn Ambrose, 15 Rod Henning, 2m Collin Miller, 88x Dan Fitzgerald Third Heat - 36 Collin Ambrose, 42 Ty Tilton, 12 Michael Roehling, 25H Howard McCormick Feature (20 Laps) - 15 Rod Henning, 36 Collin Ambrose, 1x Scott Bradley, 12 Michael Roehling, 1 Lynn Ambrose, 25 Colin Parker, 23$ Brad Strunk, 25H Howard McCormick, 2M Collin Miller, 51 Paul Davis, 86 Andrew Bradley, 11 Brandon Smith, 55 Danny Gilbert, 88x Dan Fitzgerald, 23 Glenn Davers, 42 Ty Tilton, 18c Cindy Chambers, 17 Kristin Reimer, 49 Keith Arbin, 17d Dylan Moan, 10 David Dorsett

 

 

Racesaver IMCA Sprint Nationals

The finale to the 2015 Racesaver IMCA Sprint Nationals, presented by Precise Racing and NMC Cat Rental was pushed back to Monday after only 1 race was run Sunday at Eagle Raceway. That race saw Russell Shoulders of Forney, Texas pilot his #29 to victory in the E Feature.

At that point, the skies opened up and began dumping a total of 5 ¼ inches of rain onto the grounds. Near monsoon conditions with high winds lasted for over an hour and a half. Finally, the towel was thrown in and the event was rescheduled to Monday.

The Eagle track prep crew spent hours getting the racing facility ready. By the time the large crowd filed through the gates the weather was muggy, but the track was ready for the preliminary competition that would set up the A features.

Then it was time for the “Big Dance”; the finale to the Racesaver IMCA Sprint Nationals. The 3-wide start saw 9 rows of sprinters hurtle through the first lap with John Carney’s 74B in the lead, Jason Martin in the 5X, Chad Wilson’s 20 and the 18 of Terry Richards making up the top 4. Jason Danley got past Richards to put the 4X into fourth on lap 6. Danley then moved up to third on lap 12, but fell back behind Wilson shortly after that. Lap 16 saw Trevor Grossenbacher smack the wall in turn 1, ending the #35’s race weekend. Unfortunately, John Ricketts had nowhere to go and ended up sliding his 5R hard into Grossenbacher. Both drivers were unhurt, but their mounts went to the pits on a hook. Danley used the restart to move to third, and then advance to second. By the time there were 10 laps left, Carney had moved to a straightaway lead, slicing and dicing through traffic as though they weren’t there. But, the race for second through fourth was getting hotter and hotter with every corner. Wilson and Martin both passed Danley to move to second and third. 4 laps later Martin got around Wilson for second, but the next lap Danley jumped back up to second. 2 more laps were in the books when Wilson again took second and Martin also passed Danley for third. At the end it was Carney, Wilson, Martin and Danley the top 4.

When he was kidded that he could have made it a little closer he stated “When you got to go, you have to go as hard as you can!! The race went really great for me; it was a good run. I want to thank the track crew for the huge extra effort to let us race today. After all of that rain, I was really worried”. Carney also grabbed the A Main on Friday night as well as the Jake Ita Memorial Race of Champions Saturday evening and took home nearly $3,000, not counting contingency prizes. Carney’s sponsors include Coyote Cattle Company, Briley Trucking Company, Momentum Racing, MSD Ignition, DuBose Automotive Machine and Safe-T-Stepper.com.

Super Nationals Main Event: 1. John Carney (Horizon, TX), 2. Chad Wilson (North Richland Hills, TX), 3. Jason Martin (Lincoln, NE), 4. Jason Danley (Lincoln, NE), 5. Jack Dover (Springfield, NE), 6. Tyler Drueke (Eagle, NE), 7. Terry Richards (Denton, NE), 8. Adam Gullion (Lincoln, NE), 9. Mark Pace (Lincoln, NE), 10. Jake Bubak (Arvada, CO), 11. Michael Day (Greenville, TX), 12. Shayle Bade (Lincoln, ne), 13. Luke Cranston (Ness City, KS), 14. Justin Melton (Flower Mound, TX), 15. Ryan Hall (Midlothian, TX), 16. Tadd Holliman (Beaver Lake, NE), 17. Zach Blurton (Quinter, KS), 18. Lindell Jenkins Jr. (Greenville, TX), 19. Tom Humphries (Raphine, VA), 20. Dustin Woods (Forney, TX), 21. Gene Ackland (Martell, NE), 22. Matt Richards (Lincoln, NE), 23. Claud Estes (Godley, TX), 24. Jeff Day (Greenville, TX), 25. Trevor Grossenbacher (Hickman, NE), 26. John Ricketts (Burleson, TX), 27. Robby Wolfgang (Sioux Falls, SD)

B Feature: 1. Justin Melton (Flower Mound, TX), 2. Jeff Day (Greenville, TX), 3. Matt Richards (Lincoln, NE), 4. Tom Humphries (Raphine, VA), 5. Tadd Holliman (Beaver Lake, NE), 6. Michael Day (Greenville, TX), 7. Mark Pace (Lincoln, NE), 8. Dustin Woods (Forney, TX), 9. Claud Estes (Godley, TX), 10. Logan Scherb (Decature, TX), 11. Ryan King (Bennet, NE), 12. Toby Chapman (Panama, NE), 13. Jed Werner (Codell, KS), 14. Doug Lovegrove (Waverly, NE), 15. Ethan Fleetwood (Smithville, IN), 16. Mike Boston (Lincoln, NE), 17. Blake Robertson (Visalia, CA), 18. Brandon Allen (St Peter, MN), 19. Chad Wilson (North Richland Hills, TX), 20. Koby Walters (Liberal, KS), 21. Nate Eakin (Lake Park , IA), 22. Jerry Hammock (Ennis, TX)

C Feature: 1. Mike Boston (Lincoln, NE), 2. Michael Day (Greenville, TX), 3. Doug Lovegrove (Waverly, NE), 4. Ethan Fleetwood (Smithville, IN), 5. Chase Brewer (Springtown, TX), 6. Brian Herbert (Dodge City, KS), 7. Taylor Velasquez (Liberal, KS), 8. Dan Satriano (Papillion, NE), 9. Keith Dragoo (Lincoln, NE), 10. Jerald Harris (Harrisonburg, VA), 11. Tim Fricke (Lincoln, NE), 12. Nate Weiler (Omaha, NE), 13. Tony Everhart (El Cajon, CA), 14. TJ Artz (Lincoln, NE), 15. Victoria Knutson (Montecello, MN), 16. Adam Trimble (Pueblo, CO), 17. Josh Hawkins (Whitehouse, TX), 18. Ben Woods (Newton, IA), 19. Jesse Mack (Visalia, CA), 20. Ron Love (Lincoln, NE), 21. Colin Smith (Sheldon, IA), 22. Troy Severin (Ashland, VA)

D Feature: 1. Keith Dragoo (Lincoln, NE), 2. Nate Weiler (Omaha, NE), 3. Chase Brewer (Springtown, TX), 4. Taylor Velasquez (Liberal, KS), 5. Brandon Horton (Omaha, NE), 6. Boyd Peterson (Ithaca, NE), 7. Dwight Carter (Lincoln, NE), 8. Mark Klis (Waxahachie, TX), 9. Trevor Serbus (Olivia, MN), 10. Jason Howell (Azle, TX), 11. Daren Bolac (Moyock, NC), 12. Nick Bryan (Lincoln, NE), 13. Charlie Ware (Hallieford, VA), 14. Jeff Radcliffe (Hill City, KS), 15. Shon Pointer (Grand Island, NE), 16. Joey Danley (Lincoln, NE), 17. Bart Gray (Turtleford, SK), 18. Richard Weers (Lincoln, NE), 19. Gary Kelley (Ardmore, OK), 20. Eric Reichwaldt (Plattsmouth, NE), 21. Blain Petersen (Essex, IA)

E Feature: 1. Russell Shoulders (Forney, TX), 2. Matt Etzelmiller (Keller, TX), 3. Jeremy Schultz (Hutchinson, MN), 4. Taylor Velasquez (Liberal, KS), 5. Mark Klis (Waxahachie, TX), 6. Trevor Serbus (Olivia, MN), 7. Rod Ort (Lewisberry, PA), 8. Brian Lawson (Orange, VA), 9. Bruce Allen (Mankato , MN), 10. Chase Weiler (Lincoln, NE), 11. Joe Miller (Vail, IA), 12. Glenn Worrell (Powhatan, VA), 13. Dalyn Cody (Prior Lake, MN), 14. Jason Becker (Seward, NE), 15. Bart Gray (Turtleford, SK), 16. Regan Hawkins (Whitehouse, TX), 17. Clint Benson (Papillion, NE)

 

 

Ruhl wins Olrich Memorial, Dalman wins Championship, Pitts wins Short Track Challenge

Crystal, MI (Sept. 5th 2015)- Ryan Ruhl captured the 25 lap Engine Pro, Sprints On Dirt, presented by ARP “Mike Olrich Memorial” at Crystal Motor Speeday Saturday in front of a packed house. Gregg Dalman became the series 2015 Champion after his 11th place finish tonight and Kyle Pitts captured the Short Track Challenge championship following his 5th place finish.

The “Mike Olrich Memorial” was originally set for July but suffered a rainout, therefore the event recalling the very popular former series director was made up on the Labor Day weekend visit to the 1/3 mile facility.

Craig Karazim would start on the pole of the feature with Kyle Pitts along side. Pitts led at the green with 3rd starting Ryan Ruhl quickly disposing of Karazim and setting his sights on Pitts. Pitts managed to hold Ruhl at bay for several laps but lap 10 saw Ruhl go low, pulling even with Pitts with the duo running side by side for two laps until Ruhl completed the pass and took command. Max Stambaugh in the #17 was now pressuring Pitts and moved into 2nd.

With less than five laps remaining, Ruhl encountered heavy lapped traffic. Stambaugh pounced and wrestled the lead away but Ruhl was strong and drove back around Stambaugh. 16th starting Dustin Daggett had advanced to third just as laps were running out. As the checkers waved, Ruhl drove under them followed by Stambaugh, Daggett, Kyle Sauder and Pitts.

A nice field 27 strong, saw heats won by Buckeyes Sauder, Stambaugh, Devon Dobie and John Gall. Troy Chehowski picked up the B main win.

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Mike Olrich Memorial Crystal Motor Speedway Crystal, MI Saturday September 5, 2015

Comp Cams / Lane Automotive Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 83 – Kyle Sauder, 2. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 3. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 4. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 5. 89 – Chris Pobanz, 6. 23G – Joe Geibe, 7. 50B – Mike Burns. (Top four finishers transferred to the A-Main)

Kistler Racing Products Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 17H – Max Stambaugh, 2. 4 – Craig Karazim, 3. 22M – Dan McCarron, 4. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 5. 21T – Troy Chehowski, 6. 20A – Andy Chehowski, 7. 2T – Ralph Brakenberry. (Top four finishers transferred to the A-Main)

Allstar Performance / Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 23 – Devon Dobie, 2. 7K – Kyle Pitts, 3. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 4. 19 – Brett Mann, 5. 7 – Nic Rogers, 6. 47 – Brian Smith, 7. 3 – Tank Brakenberry. (Top four finishers transferred to the A-Main)

Hoosier Tire Heat Race #4 (8 Laps): 1. 81 – John Gall, 2. 84 – Kyle Poortenta, 3. 11G – Luke Griffith, 4. 2M – Dustin Daggett, 5. 46 – Robert Huisken. DNS: 31 – Andy Teunessen. (Top four finishers transferred to the A-Main)

B-Main (10 Laps): 1. 21T – Troy Chehowski, 2. 89 – Chris Pobanz, 3. 47 – Eric Smith, 4. 7 – Nic Rogers, 5. 20A – Andy Chehowski, 6. 23G – Joe Geibe, 7. 50B – Mike Burns, 8. 46 – Robert Huisken, 9. 3T – Tank Brakenberry, 10. 2T – Ralph Brakenberry.

A-Main (25 Laps): 1. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 2. 17H – Max Stambaugh, 3. 2M – Dustin Daggett, 4. 83 – Kyle Sauder, 5. 7K – Kyle Pitts, 6. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 7. 4 – Craig Karazim, 8. 23 – Devon Dobie, 9. 22M – Dan McCarron, 10. 19 – Brett Mann, 11. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 12. 11G – Luke Griffith, 13. 7 – Nic Rogers, 14. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 15. 21T – Troy Chehowski, 16. 89 – Chris Pobanz, 17. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 18. 84 – Kyle Poortenga, 19. 81 – John Gall, 20. 47 – Brian Smith.

 

 

Zach Pringle Takes Win and Commanding Point Lead in COMP Cams Interstate Cup

 

Memphis, Tennessee (09/07/15) – The COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It is now in the homestretch of the season, and Zach Pringle took a major step toward claiming his first series title with a win on Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas).

 

The Little Rock, Arkansas driver rocketed to his fourth win of the series, while A.G. Rains, who entered the night tied for the top spot with Pringle, experienced mechanical issues that relegated him to a 16th place finish.  As a result heading into the final point event Pringle now holds a 28 marker lead over Howard Moore, who is now second. Rains, Tim Crawley, Cody Gardner, Kevin Hinkle, Jeremy Middleton, Andy McElhannon, Blake Jenkins, and Derek Hagar complete the current top ten.

 

Fifty-one drivers have entered at least one event thus far this season.

 

COMP Cams Interstate Cup Presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It Standings
Updated September 7th, 2015

 

Position

Name

Total

1

Zach Pringle

656

2

Howard Moore

628

3

AG Rains

626

4

Tim Crawley

550

5

Cody Gardner

532

6

Kevin Hinkle

464

7

Jeremy Middleton

446

8

Andy McElhannon

428

9

Blake Jenkins

372

9

Derek Hagar

372

11

Justin Sturch

350

12

Matthew Bauldwin

346

13

Dalton Davis

344

14

Jordon Mallett

326

15

Marshall Skinner

312

16

Steven Russell

304

17

Joe Young

262

18

Robert Richardson

252

19

Brandon Kilpatrick

244

20

Tommy Snellgrove

236

 

The final point event for the series will be this Saturday, September 12th at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) as the annual Sonny Sayre Memorial event will be held. For more information on the program, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

 

The COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It was created in 2011 to reward drivers for competing at both tracks.  A.G. Rains from West Memphis, Arkansas claimed the title in each of the first three years before seeing fellow West Memphis resident, Marshall Skinner dethrone him in 2014.

 

For 2015 the tracks have once again coincided their schedules to not run Winged 360 c.i. Sprint Cars on the same night to further their cooperation. Each weekly racing series point’s event through September 12th at each track will count toward a driver's point total in the program.

 

Drivers have no restrictions on how many races that they can miss at each facility to still be eligible for the season-ending point's money.  Points acquired in all races will count toward the final total.

 

The final payout for the series will pay ten places, and the minimum payout for the final COMP Cams Interstate Cup will be the following: 1)$2,000 2)$1,500 3)$1,000 4)$800 5)$700 6)$600 7)$500 8)$450 9)$350 10)$300 and as more sponsors are secured the payout may be increased.

 

COMP Cams has also posted the following contingency prizes for the top five:
1st - $1000 COMP Cams Gift Certificate PLUS Trophy Cup

2nd - $750 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

3rd - $500 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

4th - $250 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

5th - $125 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

 

In addition to money and contingencies, the program will reward provisionals.  The driver, highest in the final top ten standings in the point's program, who doesn't qualify for the 7th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial on Saturday, September 19th at I-30 Speedway will get a provisional starting spot in the main event. Similarly the driver highest in the top ten in the final points (who didn't use a provisional at the Ralph Henson Memorial), who doesn't qualify for the Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, October 3rd will get a provisional starting spot for the main event.

 

For more information on I-30 Speedway, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com and for more information on Riverside International Speedway, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

 

The COMP Cams Interstate Cup would like to thank its sponsors, which include COMP Cams, Speed Mart Inc., Hoosier Racing Tires, I-30 Speedway, Riverside International Speedway, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

 

 

 

09/06/15 Southern Outlaw Sprinters

Miller rolls to double Header win this weekend.. YES, Michael Miller in the 4M won at Northwest Florida Speedway in Baker, FL., Friday night, and then on to Southern Raceway, in Milton, FL. for a Saturday night win…
On Friday night, after the completion of the “Eagle Motorsports Drivers Meeting”, we fired up a great night of Sprintcar racing.. The first Heat, presented by AutoMeter, was handily taken by the always fast “Best Western” sponsored #09 of Timmy Thrash.. Top 3 were: Thrash, Roberts, Jenkins ... The second Heat, presented by Ultra Shield Racing Products was taken by Shane Morgan in the #01 Sprintcar... Top 3 were: Morgan, Moore, Miller.. With passing points sorting out the top 6 we had Timmy Thrash’s # 09, set the Pole with Morgan on his outside and Miller and Moore in the 3rd row, I knew this was going to be good… At the start, it was Thrash and Morgan leading them into turn one.. After a few short laps Thrash pulled up into the infield area with oil all over the motor, never a good sign with any racecar??? Morgan took over the lead and led it with Miller in hot pursuit.. Miller overtook Morgan on a back straight pass at or around the Cross flags.. Miller went on to win with Morgan and Moore following him across the line..
The Hard Charger Award, presented by Saldana Racing Products, was none the other than Tony Agan, from Ft Meyers FL. In his always fast #3.. Agan started 11th and finished 4th, WOW..
The Feature results were as follows:

1. Michael Miller #4m
2. Shane Morgan #01
3. Lee Moore #1A
4. Tony Agan #3
5. Clint Wiess #0X
6. Ronnie Roberts #33
7. Blake Carrier #83
8. Lance Hester #F16
9. Tristin Lee #00
10. Blake Jenkins #10
11. Timmy Thrash #09
12. Brandon Blenden #88

On Saturday night, after the completion of the “Eagle Motorsports Drivers Meeting”, we again fired up a great night of Sprintcar racing.. Southern Raceway had laid in approx. 8” of what looked like Alabama red clay, sure made for some fast times.. Miller set the fastest time on the new dirt with a 14.965, on the big 3/8 miler.. The first Heat, presented by AutoMeter, was handily taken by Michael Miller in his 4M Top 3 were: Miller, Moore, Lee ... The second Heat, presented by Ultra Shield Racing Products was taken by “ The Biloxi Bandit” Shane Morgan in the #01 Sprintcar... Top 3 were: Morgan, Agan, Blenden.. The third Heat, presented by Schoenfeld Headers was taken by the #33 car of “Rockin Ronnie Roberts”.. Top 3 were: Roberts, Carrier, Jenkins… With passing points sorting out, the Pole position went to Miller #4M and on his outside was none the other than Morgan’s #01.. At the start, it was Miller leaping out to a car length lead and Morgan hot on his tail.. Going into turn one Miller pushed up a bit, having no clue that Morgan was making up ground fast… The two touched and Morgan went over the turn on a WILD ride thru the Brier Patch.. Almost no damage to the #01 of Morgan, however with rain already sprinkling the track made the decision to retrieve the car, approx 300 feet from the race track and in the woods, until after the nights racing… After cutting the race short 5 laps, with the rain getting heavier, Miller lead the cars around the rest of the race and on to the win…
The Hard Charger Award, presented by Saldana Racing Products, was none the other than Blake Carrier, from Amite, LA.. in his always fast #83.. Carrier started 6th and finished 3rd, WOW..

The Feature results were as follows:

1. Michael Miller #4M
2. Lee Moore #1A
3. Blake Carrier #83
4. Ronnie Roberts #33
5. Tony Agan #3
6. Tristin Lee #00
7. Lance Hester #F16.
8. Branden Blenden #88
9. Clint Weiss #0X
10. Blake Jenkins #10
11. Shane Morgan #01

 

 

Shane Cottle crowned ‘King of Non-Wing’ sprint cars at Lincoln Park Speedway - Derek and Ralph Groomer pick up victories with Ryan Freeland and Josh Litton winning bomber A-mains

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Shane Cottle was crowned the “King of Non-Wing” sprint cars on Saturday night at Lincoln Park Speedway as he held off a determined challenge from Chad Boespflug over the final four laps to gain the victory and the $2,000 payday. Troy Link put his Ford-powered sprint car in victory lane in the second feature of the evening in a win that was especially well received amongst the fans and other drivers. The Groomer Family had plenty to celebrate as well with Derek Groomer winning the UMP Modified A-main and Ralph recording the UMP Super Stock feature win. In the bomber class it was Ryan Freeland picking up the first feature victory with Paragon’s Josh Litton winning the second feature. The pits were jammed with quality cars Saturday night as 130 cars unloaded between the four classes, including 40 sprint cars jockeying for the title of “King of Non-Wing.” Chase Stockon won last year’s event as several different competitors returned for another shot at the title. Kevin Studley and Chris Babcock started on the front row ahead of Mitch Wissmiller and Cottle. Cottle and Studley spent several laps battling side-by-side early on before Cottle worked his way free and began to build a solid cushion ahead of AJ Hopkins, Boespflug, Studley and Wissmiller in the top-five. A caution at the halfway point bunched the field once again, but Cottle jumped out to a strong lead once again through 20 laps as Boespflug took over the second spot, but not without a fight for the spot with Hopkins running the cushion on top. Jeff Bland Jr. moved into contention, taking over the fourth spot ahead of Studley with Chase Briscoe in tow. A caution flew with four laps remaining to re-set the field and give Boespflug another shot at the lead. When the field went green again, Boespflug made his move in turn four and pulled ahead briefly as Cottle rocketed back in front heading into turns 1-2. The pair went at it tooth-and-nail for the final circuits before Cottle took home the victory. Hopkins started 10th and placed third ahead of Bland and Studley. In the second sprint car feature, Link took over the lead early on and dominated the final half of the race to pick up the victory. The seasoned veteran hot shoe avoided an early accident that collected Shelby Vangilder and then powered away to record the win ahead of Tony Dimattia, Braxton Cummings, Tristan Maggart and Jadon Rogers. In the UMP Modified feature, Groomer started out front and stayed there as the front runners all mixed it up for their spots in the top-five. Roy Bruce Jr. clicked off a couple of spots to take home the second spot while giving Groomer all he could handle over the second half of the 20-lap feature. Jay Humphrey Jr. took home the third spot as Kenny Carmichael Sr. advanced from eighth to place fourth ahead of Gary Hayden. Kenny Carmichael Jr. advanced with abandon through the field after starting 17th to take the sixth spot. Ralph Groomer was also successful in maintaining his pole position spot over the course of the super stock A-main as he held off a late challenge from Josh Boller with C.J. Bryan moving up to take third ahead of Larry Raines and Steve Peeden. In the first bomber feature, Freeland was credited with the win as James Walters crossed the finish line first, but was disqualified in the tech line afterwards. Walters admittedly was testing out a new car for different tracks following the LPS season concludes and was just shaking it down for the fall. So Freeland battled Walters to the checkered flag and gained the victory as Megan Cavaness ran a strong second ahead of Scott Crouch, Jordan Almanza, who came forward from 19th, placed fourth. Scott Tidwell started 16th and took fifth. Litton came home with the victory in the second bomber feature of the evening as Greencastle’s DJ Smiley placed second ahead of Bob Farris, Zane Fields and Larry Hutto. This weekend will be the final points race of the season with sprints, modifieds, super stocks and bombers on the schedule.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint Car feature ‘King of non-wing’ 1. Shane Cottle, 2. Chad Boespflug, 3. AJ Hopkins, 4. Jeff Bland Jr., 5. Kevin Studley, 6. Chase Briscoe, 7. Jordan Kinser, 8. Mitch Wissmiller, 9. Scott Hampton, 10. Brandon Morin, 11. Travis Berryhill, 12. Mario Clouser, 13. JT Stapp, 14. Conner Donelson, 15. Mike Gass, 16. Matt Brannin, 17. Bub Cummings, 18. Chris Babcock, 19. Michael Terry Jr., 20. JJ Hughes, 21. Aric Gentry

Sprint car feature 2 1. Troy Link, 2. Tony Dimattia, 3. Braxton Cummings, 4. Tristan Maggart, 5. Jadon Rogers, 6. Hunter ONeal, 7. Eric Burns, 8. Tyler Waltz, 9. Danny Harris, 10. Ben Phillips, 11. Tyler Shoemaker, 12. Buddy Lowther, 13. Randy Hickey, 14. Dylan Shaw, 15. Shelby VanGilder, 16. Tim Creech II, 17. Eddie Lake, 18. Lee Dakus, 19. Patrick Giddens

UMP Modified feature 1. Derek Groomer, 2. Roy Bruce Jr., 3. Jay Humphrey Jr., 4. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 5. Gary Hayden, 6. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 7. Scott Ricketts, 8. Rory Riley, 9. Josh McDaniel, 10. Tyler Loughmiller, 11. Brent Hudson, 12. Dave Popielarz, 13. Dan Lewellen, 14. JR Watkins, 15. Gary Ricketts, 16. Doug Bryant Jr., 17. Josh Edmondson, 18. Jeff Deckard, 19. Williams Harris, 20. Jordan Wever, 21. Michael Beatty, 22. Mike Peterson, 23. Tim Prince

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Ralph Groomer, 2. Josh Boller, 3. C.J. Bryan, 4. Larry Raines, 5. Steve Peeden, 6. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 7. Paul Wright, 8. Doug McCullough, 9. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 10. Jonathon Newgent, 11. Scott Carrington, 12. Kris Starks, 13. Jacob Leitzman, 14. Josh McDaniel, 15. Michael Ham, 16. Steve Ware, 17. Dennis Morgan, 18. Larry Babbs, 19. Chris Harcourt, 20. Matt Jordan

Bomber feature 1 1. Ryan Freeland, 2. Megan Cavaness, 3. Scott Crouch, 4. Jordan Almanza, 5. Scott Tidwell, 6. Mark Dickerson, 7. Chucky Walden, 8. RJ Pruitt, 9. Ron Smith, 10. Tom Courtney, 11. Donald Smiley, 12. Cody Wright, 13. Lenny Krupa III, 14. Glenn Ogden, 15. Mike Wright Jr., 16. C.J. Bryan, 17. Josh Settles, 18. Jerry Hutto, 19. A.J. Smith, 20. James Walters

Bomber feature 2 1. Josh Litton, 2. DJ Smiley, 3. Bob Farris, 4. Zane Fields, 5. Larry Hutto, 6. Paul Alleyn, 7. Jason Thornburg, 8. Barry Hicks, 9. Raymond Funkhouser Jr., 10. Mike Swango, 11. Kyle Krupa, 12. Travis Heramb, 13. Logan Brickert, 14. Cameron Harris, 15. Bryan Hunt, 16. Tom Cox, 17. Randy McPeak

 

 

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS PR: WILSON WINS AT BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY

By Greg Calnan (Sunday, September 6, 2015) – Brighton, Ontario – The second half of the Labour Day Classic Weekend at Brighton Speedway once again featured a local favourite visiting victory lane. Rick Wilson drew the pole and fought off all challenges for his first win of the season.

Wilson and defending Southern Ontario Sprints champion Glenn Styres led the field to the green flag in the 25 lap main event. The long-time rivals raced hard on the opening lap before Styres over-drove turn four and brought out the first and only caution of the race.

On the restart Styres would again have issues in turn four, and tagged the outside wall hard. The contact caused the second place driver in the standings to struggle for the remainder of the race, and finish seventeenth.

Wilson dominated the event and used the inside line to perfection, one night after brake issues cost the Joyceville, Ontario driver a possible win. Points leader Mitch Brown challenged briefly, and held the lead on lap nine before Wilson pulled away and led the final fifteen laps of the race.

The win for Wilson was his first since claiming the opening night of the Labour Day Classic Weekend in 2014. Chris Jones tried to muscle the runner-up position from Brown, but would have to settle for third.

With a pair of second place finishes over the weekend, Brown was able to mathematically clinch the 2015 Southern Ontario Sprints championship with one race remaining.

At the end of the evening, six teams took to the track for the Simon Pettit Memorial Wingless Dash for Cash presented by RBM Carriers, Sanderson Tire and Automotive, Speedy Auto Service, Black’s Transport and Four Wide Design. Chris Jones captured the win over Mike Burkin and Kyle Fraser.

The Southern Ontario Sprints return to action on Friday, September 11th at Merrittville Speedway for the final race of the tours 20th season of racing. For more information visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT 2015 SEASON EVENT #11 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2015 BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY – BRIGHTON ON

ENTRY LIST (Number Name – Hometown) 0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken ON 01 Kyle Fraser – White Lake ON 2w Lee Winger – Mount Hope ON 5 Keith Dempster – Alton ON 9 Jim Munsie – Pickering ON 10b Mitch Brown – Brantford ON 11j Chris Jones – Picton ON 11t Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre ON 15 Mike Ferrell – London ON 15aw April Wilson – Joyceville ON 18 Ryan Susice – Ransomville NY 19 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre ON 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy ON 42w Rick Wilson – Joyceville ON 48 Mike Burkin – Clyde OH 66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope ON 71s Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne ON 77 Dain Naida – Tecumseh MI 77x Alex Hill – Six Nations ON 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre ON 98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville ON

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 11j Chris Jones (1) 2. 77 Dain Naida (3) 3. 91 Ryan Turner (2) 4. 77x Alex Hill (6) 5. 25 Warren Mahoney (4) 6. 98 Paul Pekkonen (5) 7. 15 Mike Ferrell (7) Time - 1:43.498

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 71s Shawn Sliter (1) 2. 19 Cory Turner (2) 3. 0 Glenn Styres (7) 4. 11t Jamie Turner (4) 5. 48 Mike Burkin (5) 6. 9 Jim Munsie (6) DNS 18 Ryan Susice (3) Time - 1:50.495

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 01 Kyle Fraser (4) 2. 42w Rick Wilson (1) 3. 10b Mitch Brown (6) 4. 5 Keith Dempster (5) 5. 2w Lee Winger (7) 6. 15aw April Wilson (2) 7. 66 Frank Baranowski (3) Time - 1:47.949

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 42w Rick Wilson (1) 2. 10b Mitch Brown (3) 3. 11j Chris Jones (5) 4. 77 Dain Naida (9) 5. 91 Ryan Turner (7) 6. 01 Kyle Fraser (4) 7. 77x Alex Hill (10) 8. 71s Shawn Sliter (6) 9. 19 Cory Turner (8) 10. 5 Keith Dempster (12) 11. 15aw April Wilson (18) 12. 11t Jamie Turner (11) 13. 48 Mike Burkin (14) 14. 98 Paul Pekkonen (16) 15. 66 Frank Baranowski (20) 16. 25 Warren Mahoney (13) 17. 0 Glenn Styres (2) 18. 9 Jim Munsie (17) 19. 15 Mike Ferrell (19) DNF. 2w Lee Winger (15) DNS. 18 Ryan Susice (21) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Rick Wilson (1-8, 10-25), Mitch Brown (9) Hard Charger – April Wilson (+7)

2015 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS: Glenn Styres – 4 (Brighton June 20, Ohsweken July 3, Brighton July 11, Humberstone August 9) Mitch Brown – 2 (Brighton Speedway May 16, South Buxton July 4) Parker Price-Miller – 1 (Humberstone May 17) Chris Jones – 1 (South Buxton June 6) Cory Turner – 1 (Brighton August 8) Charlie Sandercock – 1 (Brighton September 5) Rick Wilson – 1 (Brighton September 6)

UP NEXT: Friday, September 11, 2015: Merrittville Speedway – Thorold ON

About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2015 marks the 20th year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints, brought to you this season by Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants, Speedway Motors, The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum,www.ImageFactor.ca, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, andwww.OnDirtRacingNews.com

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

 

 

Late Race Pass Propels Bob Bond to Third Budweiser International Classic Victory in Six Years

OSWEGO, NY (September 7, 2015) – It was only fitting to have another thrilling Oswego Speedway finish during its 65th Anniversary campaign as Mexico, N.Y.'s Bob Bond passed Michael Barnes with just over a lap remaining to claim the $15,000 prize as the champion of the 59th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds on Sunday.

For the second consecutive year the International Classic went into overtime, taking 210 laps to reach completion.

After starting in the 9th position, Bond took advantage of spinning race leaders David Danzer and Otto Sitterly to put himself in position for the victory, his third International Classic win since 2010.

Starting from pole position, Barnes led the first 123-laps before giving way to Danzer who eventually spun while leading at lap 133.

Sitterly then inherited the lead before spinning himself at lap 191. At that point Barnes regained the point before giving way to Bond at the completion of lap 209.

"I didn't really have a position I wanted to be in," said Bond in Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane. "I just sort of let the race play out and I think Mike (Barnes) may have hurt himself some there at the beginning. The race worked itself out for me. It came down to the end there and it's the Classic, you just have to go for it."

Joey Payne, who announced that Sunday's 200 would be his final, took third with Davey Hamilton, Dave Shullick Jr., Tim Devendorf, Danzer, Brian Sobus, Dave Gruel, and Brandon Bellinger finishing the top ten.

Barnes and Danzer led the 34 car field to the Cam’s Pizzeria green flag on Sunday, with Barnes charging to the point in the Syrell Racing No. 68.

Barnes quickly built a large cushion between himself and Danzer out front as Danzer paced Sitterly, Hamilton, Devendorf, Shullick, Joey Moriarty, Michael Muldoon, Bobby Santos, and Bond.

Going through the motions in the first quarter of the event, Sitterly found an opportunity to work by Danzer for second at lap 50, and took it.

A lap later caution lights came on for a slowing Jeff Abold.

Abold , who earned $500 from Total Seal for being the fastest second day time trialer, pulled pit side with a broken rear panhard bar, ending with a 31st place finish.

By lap 68 the top four runners of Barnes, Sitterly, Danzer, and Hamilton began to bunch up with Shullick trailing further behind. At this juncture the Bond No. 47 sat all the way back in the 12th position.

Yellow lights came on again at lap 72 for a stalled Howard Page in the fourth turn, with Mike Lichty and Aric Iosue taking the opportunity to pit for tires.

When the race went back to green at lap 78, Barnes turned up the wick some to try and give himself some breathing room over defending Classic champion, Sitterly.

After qualifying in the top ten and running there for the early portion of the day, Muldoon hit the pit area at lap 85 with mechanical issues and then on lap 92 Santos stalled on the back stretch, ending his day to bring out another caution.

The race would go back to green just prior to halfway with Barnes leading Sitterly, Danzer, Hamilton, Shullick, Devendorf, Kody Graham, Moriarty, Joe Gosek, and Bond, but as the field rushed out of turn four Canadian Ryan Litt lost the handle on the No. 88, sliding to a stop on the main straightaway.

As a result, Barnes would claim the $1,500 Insinger Performance Racing Fuel halfway bonus under caution.

Once back to full song, Danzer decided it was time to make a move, driving around Sitterly to retake the runner-up spot that he had previously held. Now running second, Danzer immediately gave chase to Barnes out front, as they pulled away from the remainder of the field.

As the lap counter ticked to lap 110, Barnes and Danzer began to reel in more lap traffic, with Danzer licking his chops behind the wheel of the fastest car on the race track.

Trying the outside on several occasions, Danzer was finally able to use the lapped car of Bellinger as a pick to sail by Barnes for the point, completing lap 123.

After Barnes led for so long, the race now entered its second chapter as Danzer quickly sped away from the field.

While the No. 52 charged away in strong fashion, Barnes began to fade a touch as Sitterly was also able to take advantage and slip by for second.

Unable to gain any immediate ground on Danzer, Sitterly sat and waited for more lap traffic to try and mount a challenge. He would not have to wait long, and he would not have to make a move.

To the crowd’s surprise Danzer, who was showing the speed necessary to run away with the race, spun in the second corner while leading, making Sitterly the new race leader at lap 134.

During this caution, the pits opened at lap 135 with the cars of Sobus, Shaun Gosselin, and Pat Lavery all coming in for service.

Sobus and Gosselin each lost a lap in the process, while Lavery once again made a masterfully prepared stop for a left rear tire, rejoining the field on the leader lap.

Back to green Sitterly led Barnes, Hamilton, Shullick, Devendorf, Graham, Gosek, Bond, Payne, and Gruel in that order.

At this point it looked as though the event was setting up to be another Sitterly run away in the 200 with only 50 laps to go.

Running near the top five all day, a great run for Graham ended at lap 152 in the No. 21 as apparent electrical issues sideline his machine.

With 170 laps showing on the board Gosek began to make some moves in the No. 00. Starting his 36th consecutive International Classic from the 11th position, Gosek was now fifth in the order and with only 20 laps to go looked like he may be able to press for more.

Unfortunately for Gosek, the late dash would come to an end at lap 184 as the No. 00 sputtered to the pit area, out of fuel.

With 13 laps remaining Sitterly appeared well in control leading Barnes and Hamilton as Bond began to position himself in the No. 47 after working by Devendorf earlier on.

A stunning turn of events however would chase the course of the races finish, as for the second time in the event, the race leader spun in the second corner.

Working the lap car of Sobus in turn two, Sitterly stepped to the high side to complete the pass, but was never able to do so as the rear end of the No. 7 stepped out, sending Sitterly into a turn two slide.

With caution lights on and the help of a healthy lead, Sitterly was locked back into gear and fired off without losing a lap in the process.

With Sitterly now at the tail of the lead lap, Barnes would return to the race lead ahead of Hamilton, Bond, Shullick, Payne, Devendorf, and Lavery.

On the restart it was apparent that Barnes had a handful in the No. 68 and that Bond was now the class of the field, gaining momentum late in the going.

Bond drove by Hamilton for second with inside of five laps to go and immediately drew to the back of Barnes at the point.

With only three laps to go Bond dove underneath Barnes down the front stretch, but before the pass was completed a three car crash in the third turn slowed the race one more time.

Gosselin, Lavery, and Sitterly would all collide at the end of the back stretch, knocking all three out of the remainder of the event at lap 197.

The lengthy cleanup meant for the second year in a row that the Classic would go beyond 200 laps. Barnes would have to try and hold off Bond yet again, this time in a green, white, checkered finish.

The green flag would wave for the final time at lap 208 and with Barnes trying everything he could to keep Bond at bay, the No. 47 slid by to complete lap 209, taking the white flag.

As Bond blasted to the point on the final lap, Payne continued his stellar drive in the Strong No. 99, rushing by Hamilton for third and nearly taking second from Barnes at the stripe.

Bond would be the victor on Sunday after running outside of the top ten early on and running sixth with only 20 laps to go.

Pole sitter Barnes said afterward he gave it absolutely everything he had.

“I tried it all to hold him back,” said Barnes. “I was brake checking, I was running the thing sideways down the straight away, I tried everything but didn’t have enough. It was a great run to finish second, but I just lost the Classic on the last lap.”

An emotional Payne shared the excitement of a race winner with his podium finish.

“I can’t think of a better way to run my last Classic than to battle Michael Barnes to the line for a second place finish,” said Payne. “Thanks to the Strongs, they are junkyard dogs, they worked so hard to get this old girl done and ready and here we are. This is great.”

Payne would earn $500 from Total Seal as the International Classic Hard Charger, coming from 24th position to third.

Other Total Seal ‘Total Package’ $500 bonuses were awarded to Michael Muldoon as the Hard Luck recipient, Aric Iosue as the Rookie of the Race in 12th, and Logan Rayvals as the Bubble Car.

The Radical Racegear Lap Leader was Barnes.

Howard Page won the Bud Light B-Main to gain access into the Classic along with rookie Kreig Heroth, Shawn Muldoon, Hal LaTulip, and Lou LeVea Sr.

Lou LeVea Jr. was the races 34th starter, using his provisional starting spot.

Rayvals and Jack Patrick failed to qualify for the 200 as well as Mike McVetta and Keith Shampine, who were sidelined earlier in the weekend.

Oswego Speedway’s racing season comes to a close on Saturday, September 19 with the Fall Championship 125, which will conclude tight point races in the Pathfinder Bank SBS and Novelis Supermodified divsions.

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Sunday, september 6th, 2015

59th annual Budweiser International Classic Weekend Budweiser Classic Sunday

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Budweiser International Classic 200: 1. 47 - Bob Bond, 2. 68 - Michael Barnes, 3. 99 - Joey Payne, 4. 6 - Davey Hamilton, 5. 2 - Dave Shullick Jr, 6. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 7. 52 - Dave Danzer, 8. 79 - Brian Sobus, 9. 50 - Dave Gruel, 10. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 11. 24 - Jerry Curran, 12. 11 - Aric Iosue, 13. 22 - Pat Lavery, 14. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 15. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 16. 45 - Kreig Heroth, 17. 00 - Joe Gosek, 18. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 19. 72 - Dave Cliff, 20. 0 - Tim Snyder, 21. 21 - Kody Graham, 22. 1 - Shawn Muldoon, 23. 51 - Joey Moriarty, 24. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 25. 88 - Ryan Litt, 26. 91 - Bobby Santos, 27. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 28. 84 - Mike Lichty, 29. 01 - Dan Connors Jr, 30. 18 - Howard Page, 31. 05 - Jeff Abold, 32. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 33. 35 - Bobby Magner, 34. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr

Total Seal Hard Charger: #99 - Joey Payne

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #2 - Dave Shullick Jr.

Total Seal Hard Luck: #51 - Michael Muldoon

Total Seal Rookie of the Race: #11 - Aric Iosue

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #68 - Michael Barnes

Insinger Performance $1,500 Halfway Leader: #68 - Michael Barnes

Bud Light B-Main (12-laps): 1. 18 - Howard Page, 2. 45 - Kreig Heroth, 3. 1 - Shawn Muldoon, 4. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 5. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr, 6. 94 - Logan Rayvals, 7. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 8. 66 - Jack Patrick

Second Round Time Trials (15th-28th): 1. 05 - Jeff Abold; 16.559, 2. 11 - Aric Iosue; 16.568, 3. 22 - Pat Lavery; 16.720, 4. 35 - Bobby Magner; 16.800, 5. 26 - Shaun Gosselin; 16.810, 6. 79 - Brian Sobus; 16.817, 7. 01 - Dan Connors Jr; 16.842, 8. 72 - Dave Cliff; 16.897, 9. 0 - Tim Snyder; 16.952, 10. 99 - Joey Payne; 16.978, 11. 84 - Mike Lichty; 17.087, 12. 88 - Ryan Litt; 17.109, 13. 9 - Stephen Gioia III; 17.189, 14. 24 - Jerry Curran; 17.196, 15. 18 - Howard Page; 17.234, 16. 1 - Shawn Muldoon; 17.382, 17. 45 - Kreig Heroth; 17.419, 18. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr; 17.531, 19. 56 - Hal LaTulip; 17.581, 20. 94 - Logan Rayvals; 17.624, 21. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr; 17.942, 22. 66 - Jack Patrick; 19.257

 

 

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS PR: SANDERCOCK WINS HOME TRACK THRILLER

By Greg Calnan (Saturday, September 5, 2015) – Brighton, Ontario – The Southern Ontario Sprints kicked off night one of the Labour Day Classic Weekend at Brighton Speedway in exciting fashion, as local favourite Charlie Sandercock captured his first career sprint car win.

A field of 22 cars were on hand for the opening night of competition. Mitch Brown entered the night with a 44 point lead over defending and five-time champion Glenn Styres. The two would start third and ninth respectively in the 25 lap A-Main.

At the drop of the green flag, pole-sitter Warren Mahoney jumped to the early lead over points leader Brown. The red flag would fly one lap into the race after a multi-car crash that sent Mike Ferrell for a tumble in corner four. Ferrell walked away uninjured, however his night would come to an early end. Dain Naida and Chris Jones were also collected in the accident, but were able to continue. Glenn Styres suffered top wing damage in the incident, and would struggle with the car the remainder of the night.

A number of early-race caution flags slowed the pace of the race, with Brown leading. Rick Wilson looked like a contender for the win before the brakes on his car went away while attempting a pass for the lead. The troubles allowed Sandercock to pass the ‘Joyceville Jet’ for the runner-up position, and begin his trek towards leader Brown.

The inside line proved to be an advantage for Sandercock, as he worked his way by Brown and began to pull away through lapped traffic. The Brighton Speedway crowd was on pins and needles as the laps wound down for the local driver.

Two late-race cautions gave both Brown and Wilson one last chance to get by the leader, however with lapped traffic restarting between them, it allowed Sandercock to pull away for his first Sprint Car win. The current Brighton Late Model point leader, and two-time and defending champion climbed from his car to a huge ovation.

Brown finished second and padded his points lead over Styres, who finished ninth, while Wilson muscled his car to a third place despite having a brake failure.

The Southern Ontario Sprints return to action Sunday night for the second half of the Labour Day Classic Weekend. Race time at Brighton Speedway is 6pm. For more information visit www.BrightonSpeedway.com.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT 2015 SEASON EVENT #10 – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015 BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY – BRIGHTON ON

ENTRY LIST (Number Name – Hometown) 0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken ON 01 Kyle Fraser – White Lake ON 2w Lee Winger – Mount Hope ON 5 Keith Dempster – Alton ON 9 Jim Munsie – Pickering ON 10b Mitch Brown – Brantford ON 11j Chris Jones – Picton ON 11t Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre ON 15 Mike Ferrell – London ON 15aw April Wilson – Joyceville ON 18 Ryan Susice – Ransomville NY 19 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre ON 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy ON 42w Rick Wilson – Joyceville ON 48 Mike Burkin – Clyde OH 57 Charlie Sandercock – Carrying Place ON 66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope ON 71s Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne ON 77 Dain Naida – Tecumseh MI 77x Alex Hill – Six Nations ON 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre ON 98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville ON

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (2) 2. 25 Warren Mahoney (1) 3. 42w Rick Wilson (4) 4. 48 Mike Burkin (5) 5. 15aw April Wilson (3) 6. 18 Ryan Susice (8) 7. 2w Lee Winger (6) 8. 11t Jamie Turner (7) Time - 1:41.076

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 10b Mitch Brown (2) 2. 01 Kyle Fraser (3) 3. 77x Alex Hill (5) 4. 77 Dain Naida (6) 5. 5 Keith Dempster (7) 6. 66 Frank Baranowski (1) 7. 9 Jim Munsie (4) Time - 1:42.466

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 11j Chris Jones (4) 2. 98 Paul Pekkonen (3) 3. 57 Charlie Sandercock (7) 4. 19 Cory Turner (6) 5. 91 Ryan Turner (5) 6. 71s Shawn Sliter (2) 7. 15 Mike Ferrell (1) No Time

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 57 Charlie Sandercock (7) 2. 10b Mitch Brown (3) 3. 42w Rick Wilson (6) 4. 25 Warren Mahoney (1) 5. 48 Mike Burkin (10) 6. 19 Cory Turner (12) 7. 77 Dain Naida (11) 8. 77x Alex Hill (4) 9. 0 Glenn Styres (9) 10. 15aw April Wilson (13) 11. 91 Ryan Turner (15) 12. 11t Jamie Turner (21) 13. 01 Kyle Fraser (5) 14. 98 Paul Pekkonen (2) 15. 71s Shawn Sliter (17) 16. 5 Keith Dempster (14) 17. 9 Jim Munsie (19) 18. 66 Frank Baranowski (16) DNF. 18 Ryan Susice (22) DNF. 11j Chris Jones (8) DNF. 2w Lee Winger (18) DNF. 15 Mike Ferrell (20) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Warren Mahoney (1), Mitch Brown (2-18), Charlie Sandercock (19-25) Hard Charger – Jamie Turner (+9)

2015 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS: Glenn Styres – 4 (Brighton June 20, Ohsweken July 3, Brighton July 11, Humberstone August 9) Mitch Brown – 2 (Brighton Speedway May 16, South Buxton July 4) Parker Price-Miller – 1 (Humberstone May 17) Chris Jones – 1 (South Buxton June 6) Cory Turner – 1 (Brighton August 8) Charlie Sandercock – 1 (Brighton September 5)

UP NEXT: Sunday, September 6, 2015: Brighton Speedway – Brighton ON

About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2015 marks the 20th year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints, brought to you this season by Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants, Speedway Motors, The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum,www.ImageFactor.ca, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, andwww.OnDirtRacingNews.com

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

 

 

Robustelli, Ashley, And Austin Kids Night Winners At Cottage Grove Speedway

By Ben Deatherage  Cottage Grove, Oregon- Saturday September 5th would be Kids Night at Cottage Grove Speedway featuring the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints, IMCA Sport Mods, and a open comp 4-Cylinder race. There were also Kage Karts racing some non-point exhibition races. Children ages twelve and under got in to the races for free and during intermission around 200 books were given away to kids for National Read A Book Day. We would like to thank all the drivers that donated books and hung out to sign them for kids.

Starting on the front row in the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints feature Camden Robustelli of Medford would seize the lead. Robustelli would be pressured by a few drivers but kept them all in check. He would have a brief scare when he got lose headed into turn three around the midway point but he made a little contact with a lapped car that straightened him out. Despite a few cautions, which he would master the restarts, Camden Robustelli would put his O'Reilly Auto Parts/K-1 Race Gear/BC Motorsports #25S XXX in the winner's circle in only for the first time ever in his fifth career Sprint Car start.

The IMCA Sport Mod main event would be a close one. Gene Ashley of Jasper would get the lead in the first few laps in the Furniture Options/Ashley Family Racing/A-1 Auto Supply #85 entry. It looked like he was out of the woods until lap eleven. That is when Cottage Grove's Tyler Smith would make the pass on him. Smith, in the Ashley Family Racing/A-1 Auto Supply/Furniture Options #73 Harris, would be in front of the field on the final lap but Ashley and Smith would get together in turn three resulting in Ashley getting the lead and the win. It would be the fifth victory of the season for Gene Ashley.

A late addition to the racing card was the open competition 4-Cylinders. This was basically the Quality RV Repair Hornet division but with relaxed rules. Utilizing sideboards reminiscent of the old Super Stocks as well as a Sprint Car top wing Justin Austin would be the winner. Austin got the lead on lap eight and never looked back. It was the second straight win for Austin and his A-1 Auto Supply/Rapid Delivery Service/Bigg Dogg Recycling #22A Toyota Tacoma.

As mentioned above Kage Karts were also in action for some exhibition races that were non-points. Waylon House of Sutherlin was the winner in the Pee Wee division driving his Brother's Automotive/Oregon Tool & Supply/Kodiak Bar & Grill/Beauty Boutique Salon #7H QRC Area51. The Nexdor Tobacco & More/Team Dirt Dog/Zyta Construction #72 QRC of Coos Bay's Jayden Trupp got the job done in the 5HP Intermediates. The 125cc and 250cc classes would be combined together and the 125cc of Cottage Grove driver Justin Lemon was triumphant in his Phoenix Enterprises/Griffith Family Racing/Bear Racing Components/Inspection Center Northwest #42 QRC. Finally the Brown's Racing/Redline Racing/Digitron Electronics #2 QRC of James Setters from Spirit Lake, Idaho was able to hold off the competition in the Open Kage division.

Don't forget the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series will visit Cottage Grove Speedway on Wednesday September 9th. Tickets are Adults $40.00, Juniors (9-17)/Seniors/Military $35.00, Youths (8 & Under) $10.00, and Pit Passes are $50.00. Racing is scheduled to begin around the normal 6;45 PM time. Be sure and visit www.cottagegrovespeedway.com for the latest new and information about CGS. Also check us out on Facebook and “Like” our page.

Race Summary: Kids Night Saturday September 5th, 2015 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

Clark Printing Extreme Sprints A Feature 1: 1. 25S-Camden Robustelli; 2. 3-David Hibbard; 3. 5D-Patrick Dills; 4. 71-Colby Carter; 5. 12-Orion Redmond; 6. 85-Ricky Ashley; 7. 1B-Chelsea Blevins; 8. 57-Dusty Redmond; 9. 3K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 10. 70-Raquel Ivie; 11. 10K-Don Waddell; 12. 66-Brett McGhie; 13. 8-Anthony Pope; DNS 1-Bailey Hibbard

IMCA SportMods A Feature 1: 1. 85-Gene Ashley; 2. 12X-Pamela Graham; 3. 38-Jimmy Owen; 4. 51N-Jayson Nelson; 5. 32-Kent Crump; 6. 51-Roy Kirk Jr.; 7. 73-Tyler Smith; 8. 15-George Daniels Jr.

4-Cylinders A Feature 1: 1. 22A-Justin Austin; 2. 23-Brandon Letson; 3. 89-Jim Simmons; 4. 7-Andrew Mathers; 5. 30-K.C. Scott

Pee Wee A Feature 1: 1. 7H-Waylon House; 2. 28J-Joshua Baker; 3. 40J-Jake Redmond; 4. 88K-Kasey Simmons; 5. 77H-Piper Hanson; 6. 28E-Ethan Ball

5HP Intermediate A Feature 1: 1. 72-Jayden Trupp; 2. 06-Lydia Trupp

250cc A Feature 1: 1. 42-Justin Lemon; 2. 04-Brody Sim; 3. 54-Les Doolittle; 4. 32-Daysen Thomas; DNS 41-Jesse Bonnichsen

Open Kage A Feature 1: 1. 2-James Setters; 2. 3-Scott Fox; 3. 20-Chris Rolfe; 4. 55H-Conner Hanson; 5. 33-Michael Cooper; DNS 71-Kevin Hilgendorf

 

 

SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD CRUISES TO 2nd WCS ALL STAR WIN; BLAIR GRABS 2nd SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL VICTORY; THOMPSON TAKES SECOND WIN

Orrville, Ohio Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015

In front of a full house, Wooster’s Sheldon Haudenschild earned himself a second consecutive UNOH All Star victory at Wayne County Speedway Sunday night. Starting tenth, Haudenschild would pass both Ryan Smith and Dale Blaney on lap 12 to take the lead and drive away for the win for the second night in a row. Smith and Blaney led the 24 car field to the green flag that went red right away as a half dozen competitors would not get back to the flag stand on the start as Travis Philo suffered the most damage after getting upside down but would walk away unharmed. Smith, who set a new track record of 14.230 seconds in qualifying, took the early advantage over Blaney and Danny Holtgraver for the opening 10 circuits. By lap 11, Haudenschild was already in hot pursuit, charging past Holtgraver for third. Haudenschild would make the big move to the top spot on the following lap, driving by Blaney and Smith on the high side at the exit of turn two. Even with red flag conditions returning to the speedway on lap 18 for WCS opening night winner Parker Price-Miller, who was ok, Haudenschild’s momentum never suffered. The 22 year old rolled away from the field following the restart, climbing to a near straightaway and seven second advantage when the checkered flew. “ This is the best the track has ever been” explained Haudenschild in victory lane, “Hats off to the track crew. I really hope the fans enjoyed that, thank all of you for coming out tonight. I just want to thank all of my guys again including Bonzai and Zach. We couldn’t do it without Southern Pacific Farms. They help make it all happen. I kind of figured most of the guys starting ahead of me would run the bottom” said Haudenschild. “ The door kinda opened up for me on top and we made it happen.” UNOH All Star points leader Blaney would finish second as Millersburg’s Rob Chaney raced his way forward from an 8th starting spot to finish third. Chaney made his move into the podium position on lap 29, getting by Smith at the exit of turn four while Tim Shaffer made a move around Smith on the last lap to take fourth and dropping smith to fifth. Track Champion Brad Haudenschild won the B Main and started 17th in the feature and finished 7th while Danny Mumaw would begin the race 20th and drive to tenth at the finish. It would take Max Blair just five laps to take the lead from his fifth starting position and drive to his second Sweeney Rush Late Model win at WCS. With pole sitter Eric Wilson leading the opening four laps with Ryan Markham and Josh Double dueling for second, the Centerville PA. driver would pick them off one lap at a time to gain the lead that he would never give up. Driving the R & J Poultry, Moody & Sons Welding and the C & J Dairy #111, Blair would be pestered by Wilson on a couple of double file restarts following a couple of late race cautions, as Track Champion Charlie Duncan, Double, Jason Knowles and Markham battled for a top five finish. Markham’s chance for a top five ended with a flat tire on the last lap. As the checkered flag waved, Blair had a couple car length lead over Wilson as Duncan finished third followed by Double and Justin Chance squeezing past Jim Nicely on the last lap for fifth. Tyler Thompson started on the pole of the Aamco Transmissions Super Stock feature and the Streetsboro based, Action Auto Body, Nella Enterprises and R-T Fence Company #T2 would fend off early challenges by Tim Penley, who would spin out on lap nine and by Mike Lonas and Bob Daugherty, as both of them would drop from contention mid way in the race as three time winner Paul Holmes would become the challenger. Thompson would keep Holmes at bay to score his second win of the season as Holmes settled for second. Tyler Nicely worked his way from starting 12th to finishing third as Penley recovered to take fourth as Gary Hensel Jr. rounded out the top five. The next action at Wayne County Speedway will take place on Friday and Saturday, September 25th and 26th with the third annual Blowout. Friday will be practice for all class’ plus a Chicken BBQ and a DJ while all the racing will take place on Saturday. Watch for complete details on the Blowout and Banquet information on the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Sunday, September 6, 2015

UNOH ALL STAR SPRINTS Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier- Ryan Smith 14.230 sec. New Track Record Kistler Racing Products Heat #1 Tim Shaffer, Travis Philo, Cody Darrah, Danny Holtgraver, Ryan Smith, Andrew Palker, Greg Wilson, Jordan Ryan, Clay Riney All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Caleb Helms, Lee Jacobs, Sheldon Haudenschild, Chad Kemenah, Brandon Spithaler, Dean Jacobs, Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Nick Patterson, Aaron Middaugh Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Rob Chaney, Dale Blaney, Chris Andrews, Caleb Armstrong, Broc Martin, Jack Sodeman Jr., Cole Duncan, Parker Price-Miller, Danny Smith JE Pistons Dash Ryan Smith, Dale Blaney, Danny Holtgraver, Tim Shaffer, Travis Philo, Lee Jacobs, Caleb Helms, Rob Chaney B- MAIN Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Cole Duncan, Parker Price-Miller, Greg Wilson, Jordan Ryan, Nick Patterson, Danny Smith, Aaron Middaugh, Clay Riney FEATURE Sheldon Haudenschild, Dale Blaney, Rob Chaney, Tim Shaffer, Ryan Smith, Caleb Armstrong, Brad Haudenschild, Danny Holtgraver, Caleb Helms, Danny Mumaw, Broc Martin, Cody Darrah, Chad Kemenah, Jordan Ryan, Greg Wilson, Brandon Spithaler, Chris Andrews, Parker Price-Miller, Andrew Palker, Dean Jacobs, Jack Sodeman Jr., Travis Philo, Lee Jacobs, Cole Duncan

SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS Heat 1 Eric Wilson, Justin Chance, Josh Double, Rick Mardis, Brian Knowles, Clinton Hersh, Paul Harriger Heat 2 Max Blair, Ryan Markham, Jason Knowles, Charlie Duncan, Jim Nicely, Cody Endlich Dash Charlie Duncan, Rick Mardis, Brian Knowles, Jim Nicely FEATURE Max Blair, Eric Wilson, Charlie Duncan, Josh Double, Justin Chance, Jim Nicely, Jason Knowles, Paul Harriger, Rick Mardis, Brian Knowles, Clinton Hersh, Ryan Markham, Cody Endlich

 

 

Hagar Tops WAR at Moberly

Moving from his third starting spot on the opening lap, Derek Hagar led all twenty five laps on Sunday with the Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps WAR Series presented by Next LED at Randolph County Raceway. Chris Morgan led the field to the green flag as Hagar flew by Tommy Rockwell using the low side of the raceway. Hagar got a run off the bottom to move past Morgan down the backstretch to lead lap one. Fifth starting Chris Parkinson moved into third past Rockwell with Riley Kreisel in fifth early. The top five would stay this way over the next five laps, but by lap six, Kreisel started putting heavy pressure on Rockwell for the fourth spot, however the rookie driver could not move past. By this point, Zach Daum had moved from his fourteenth starting spot into sixth. By lap eight, it was still Hagar out front with Morgan and Parkinson running second and third. Daum continued his charge to the front as he got a great run moving past both Rockwell and Kreisel for fourth. A lap later, Kreisel would move past Rockwell and into fifth. Hagar was moving through lapped traffic with a big lead over the field by this point. By lap eleven, Daum had caught up to Parkinson for the third spot and a lap later would see him take the spot. Another driver moving forward was Clyde Knipp. The rookie driver moved past Rockwell for sixth on lap thirteen. Daum continued his charge to the front as he moved past Morgan for second on lap fourteen. Lap sixteen would see the race's first caution as Morgan came to a stop with a blown left rear tire. The Topeka, KS driver was able to get it changed and would restart at the back of the pack. Hagar took off on the restart with Daum quickly disposing of a lapped car and giving chase. Daum was able to move in closer to Hagar over the last few laps, but Hagar proved to be too strong as he picked up the win. Daum was second with Parkinson finishing third. Kreisel was fourth with Knipp having his best career finish in fifth. Morgan moved back to sixth followed by Rockwell. Rounding out the top ten were Mike Moore, John Helm, and Casey Baker.

The Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps WAR Series presented by Next LED will be in action again on September 19th and 20th. On Saturday September 19 they will make their first ever appearance along with the WAR East series at the St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, MO. On Sunday September 20 they will travel to the Quincy Raceway in Quincy, IL for their first appearance of 2015. To learn more about WAR, please go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/122872191163959/ and join the WAR Facebook page to get the latest information about WAR.

A-Main-25 laps 1. 75-Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (3); 2. 77D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (14); 3. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (5); 4. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (4); 5. 13-Clyde Knipp, California, MO (11); 6. 11-Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (1); 7. 95-Tommy Rockwell, Towanda, IL (2); 8. 69-Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (6); 9. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO (7); 10. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO (9); 11. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (8); 12. 41-Scott Comstock, Tipton, MO (15); 13. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (10); 14. 2C-Zach Clark, Olathe, KS (13); 15. 88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO (12); DNS: 77-Casey Shuman, Rattlesnake Bend, AZ

 

 

Stewart Friesen Takes Another Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Win at Utica-Rome

By MIKE MALLETT

VERNON, NY – Stewart Friesen did what he always seems to do at the Utica-Rome Speedway on Sunday night with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints as he captured the 25-lap A-Main. It was Friesen’s sixth series win at the track and his second consecutive at the half-mile.

Friesen, of Sprakers, N.Y., tracked down Mike Mahaney, who was piloting Doug Emery’s No. 33, to make the pass for the top spot just after the halfway point of the feature. From there he drove away to take home the checkered flag in the SUNY Canton Series, NAPA Auto Parts Tour of U.S. feature. It was the 11th of his career.

“It was tough,” said Friesen. “It was hot out here tonight. I got thank Jess (Zemken) and this team. She’s a tough boss and I’m just happy to hold up the pressure. This is a great hot rod. I love running this thing.”

Chuck Hebing started alongside Mahaney on front of the feature. Mahaney, driving Friesen’s former ride, quickly worked by Hebing on the exit of turn two on the inside lane.

Mahaney was quick out in front by himself pulling away from Curt Michael who moved around Hebing in the opening circuits to take over second. As Mahaney began closing in on traffic Michael found himself challenged by Friesen. Friesen was all over Michael for the runner-up position taking second from him on lap eight.

Once in second, Friesen had work to do to catch Mahaney but he benefited from the fact that Mahaney had just caught heavier slower traffic. Mahaney did his best to clear lapped cars as quickly as possible by Friesen made up ground at a rapid rate.

Ten laps remained when Friesen pulled along-side Mahaney looking for the top position. One lap later Friesen made the move to drive around Mahaney in traffic in turns one and two.

“We had a great car but the last month or so it seems like the track has been bottom groove dominant,” stated Friesen. “We knew that and set up for that. Curt (Michael) was doing a good job on the bottom and so was Mike (Mahaney), but we were able to maneuver around and hold enough momentum through the slick stuff before getting back to the bottom when we got the chance.”

After taking the lead Friesen was able to masterfully work traffic like he always does while pulling away from Mahaney. Mahaney meanwhile held his own for second with Michael and Bryan Howland closing in as traffic got thicker.

Friesen won by a half-straightaway in the caution free affair with Mahaney finished second in only his third Sprint Car start of the 2015 racing season. He was extremely happy and thankful for the opportunity to drive for car owner Doug Emery, but admitted he made some mistakes in traffic.

“This is a pretty cool thing to finish second to Friesen in my first start here,” smiled Mahaney. “They have a lot of experience here and I don’t. I’m happy to be here and I’m happy that Doug Emery gave me this opportunity. I don’t have a lot of experience in this cars in lapped traffic. Hopefully I can learn quicker next time and make it through better.”

Michael, of Ocean View, Del., crossed the line in the third spot capping off a weekend with the Empire Super Sprints where he didn’t finish outside of the top ten and had two podium finishes.

“I’m freaking happy with a third,” said Michael. “To have two Modified guys finish in front of us on a track like this I’ll take it. I’m really happy. There are a lot of people here and I’m really tickled with a third. I saw him (Friesen) there when we were racing for second, I knew he’d race me clean and I was probably holding him so I knew he’d get me sooner or later but it’s my job to keep him behind me and I did that as long as I could.”

Howland ended up finishing in the fourth position after starting in seventh and Modified regular Larry Wight came home in position number five.

ESS/Utica-Rome Notes – A season high of 38 cars filled the pits for what was billed as the Cole Cup Tune Up…Steve Poirier was crowned the SUNY Canton Series Point Champion…Making first starts were Charlie Donk, Ray Sitterly and Kelly Hebing…Next Week it’s the Third Annual Cole Cup paying $10,000 to win at the Utica-Rome Speedway.

Lucas Oil A-Main – Stewart Friesen ($2,025), Mike Mahaney ($1,100), Curt Michael ($825), Bryan Howland ($630), Larry Wight ($565), Shawn Donath ($785), Paul Kinney ($430), Jason Barney ($445), Matt Tanner ($435), Chuck Hebing ($400), Danny Varin ($515), Sam Reakes IV ($320), Steve Poirier ($300), Alysha Ruggles ($390), Steve Glover ($285), Mike Stelter ($330), Dylan Swiernik ($275), Jeff Cook ($270), Darryl Ruggles ($315), Charlie Donk ($260), Rob Dietrick ($255), Cory Sparks ($250), Paulie Colagiovanni ($500), Dave Axton ($75), Pete Richardson ($250)

Did Not Qualfy – Tommy Wickham, Joe Trenca, Kyle Dutcher, Ray Sitterly, Nick Cooper, Jonathan Preston, Keith Prutzman, Chad Miller, Paul Habeck, Kelly Hebing, Doug Crews, Keith Granholm, Derek Juliano.

Lap Leaders – Mahaney 1-15, Friesen 16-25

Car Mate Trailers $25 to win Heats – Barney, Mahaney, Friesen, Michael

Lacaillade Masonry $50 to win B-Main – Donk

Lacaillade Masonry in Memory of Ed Costello – Cobra Coaches Dash – Varin $125

Bonuses:

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Donath (9 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Mahaney $50

Ohsweken Speedway 20th Anniversary – Donk $50

SUNY Canton Smart Move – Stelter $50

Beard Sewer and Drain Determination Award – D. Ruggles $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Wight $35

Bitner Automotive Blistering Fast Time – Mahaney (19.425) $25

9/11 Restoration – Tanner and Varin $25

Hoosier Tire – Colagiovanni $200

Vahlco Wheels – Donath $190

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Wood Dominate in NCRA Sprints at 81 Speedway!

Park City, Kansas – September 5, 2015 - Danny Wood started on the pole and led every lap in claiming the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car feature victory Saturday night at 81 Speedway in Park City.

Wood and Nebraska’s Ryan Roberts started on the front row for the twenty-five lap feature with Wood wasting little time jumping out into the lead. Jeremy Campbell and Don Droud, Jr. ran third and fourth as Wood quickly opened a half stretch advantage on the rest of the field by lap five.

The first caution of the feature fell at the races midway point when Jon Freeman came to a stop at the top of turn four with a broken front end.

Race action resumed with Wood again pulling away from the rest of the field before the red flag fell two laps later when Josh Fairbank went for a hard tumble off turns three and four. Fairbank was knocked unconscious as track personnel took their time extracting Fairbank from the #21 sprinter. Fairbank would soon regain consciousness and at last report was extremely sore and bruised and otherwise, okay.

After the lengthily delay, race action finally resumed and so did Wood’s dominance as he cruised the final fourteen laps and went unchallenged to claim his first series victory of the season.

In victory lane, Wood and car owner Jimmy Eillison made a special announcement. “We have decided we want to donate these winnings ($2000) to the Stasa family recovery fund. We just hope that boy is going to be okay.” The donation is being made to former series regular Patrick Stasa, formally of Kingman, Kansas, who was critically injured two weeks ago in a grinding non-wing sprint car crash at Dodge City Raceway Park.

While Wood dominated the field, all eyes were on the battle for the runner up position as Campbell and Droud both executed several slide jobs for the runner up position with Campbell eventually finishing in the runner up position. Droud, Jeff Stasa, competing in honor of his injured brother in the Stasa Brothers Racing #91, and J.D. Johnson rounded out the top five.

The next race for the NCRA sprint car series will take place this coming Saturday night, September 12, at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska in the last combined event with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 sprint car series.

It was also announced that the season finale, scheduled for Saturday night, October 10, will pay $3000 to win. More on the season finale will be announced in the coming weeks.

NCRA Sprint Cars

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

09/05/15

12 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Danny Wood, 2) Jon Freeman, 3) Jeff Stasa, 4) C.J. Johnson, 5) Jake Greider, 6) Kaden Taylor

2nd Heat: 1) Ryan Roberts, 2) Don Droud, Jr., 3) Jeremy Campbell, 4) J.D. Johnson, 5) Raymond Seemon, 6) Josh Fairbank

A Feature: 1) Danny Wood, 2) Jeremy Campbell, 3) Don Droud, Jr., 4) Jeff Stasa, 5) J.D. Johnson, 6) C.J. Johnson, 7) Raymond Seeman, 8) Ryan Roberts, 9) Kaden Taylor, 10) Jake Greider, 11) Josh Fairbanks, 12) Jon Freeman

 

 

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Sunday, september 6th, 2015

59th annual Budweiser International Classic Weekend Budweiser Classic Sunday

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Budweiser International Classic 200: 1. 47 - Bob Bond, 2. 68 - Michael Barnes, 3. 99 - Joey Payne, 4. 6 - Davey Hamilton, 5. 2 - Dave Shullick Jr, 6. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 7. 52 - Dave Danzer, 8. 79 - Brian Sobus, 9. 50 - Dave Gruel, 10. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 11. 24 - Jerry Curran, 12. 11 - Aric Iosue, 13. 22 - Pat Lavery, 14. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 15. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 16. 45 - Kreig Heroth, 17. 00 - Joe Gosek, 18. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 19. 72 - Dave Cliff, 20. 0 - Tim Snyder, 21. 21 - Kody Graham, 22. 1 - Shawn Muldoon, 23. 51 - Joey Moriarty, 24. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 25. 88 - Ryan Litt, 26. 91 - Bobby Santos, 27. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 28. 84 - Mike Lichty, 29. 01 - Dan Connors Jr, 30. 18 - Howard Page, 31. 05 - Jeff Abold, 32. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 33. 35 - Bobby Magner, 34. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr

Total Seal Hard Charger: #99 - Joey Payne

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #2 - Dave Shullick Jr.

Total Seal Hard Luck: #51 - Michael Muldoon

Total Seal Rookie of the Race: #11 - Aric Iosue

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #68 - Michael Barnes

Insinger Performance $1,500 Halfway Leader: #68 - Michael Barnes

Bud Light B-Main (12-laps): 1. 18 - Howard Page, 2. 45 - Kreig Heroth, 3. 1 - Shawn Muldoon, 4. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 5. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr, 6. 94 - Logan Rayvals, 7. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 8. 66 - Jack Patrick

Second Round Time Trials (15th-28th): 1. 05 - Jeff Abold; 16.559, 2. 11 - Aric Iosue; 16.568, 3. 22 - Pat Lavery; 16.720, 4. 35 - Bobby Magner; 16.800, 5. 26 - Shaun Gosselin; 16.810, 6. 79 - Brian Sobus; 16.817, 7. 01 - Dan Connors Jr; 16.842, 8. 72 - Dave Cliff; 16.897, 9. 0 - Tim Snyder; 16.952, 10. 99 - Joey Payne; 16.978, 11. 84 - Mike Lichty; 17.087, 12. 88 - Ryan Litt; 17.109, 13. 9 - Stephen Gioia III; 17.189, 14. 24 - Jerry Curran; 17.196, 15. 18 - Howard Page; 17.234, 16. 1 - Shawn Muldoon; 17.382, 17. 45 - Kreig Heroth; 17.419, 18. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr; 17.531, 19. 56 - Hal LaTulip; 17.581, 20. 94 - Logan Rayvals; 17.624, 21. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr; 17.942, 22. 66 - Jack Patrick; 19.257

 

 

Late Race Pass Propels Curt Michael to Lucas Empire Super Sprint Win at Thunder Mountain

By MIKE MALLETT

CENTER LISLE, NY – Curt Michael used a late race restart to muscle his way by Chuck Hebing to score his first Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint victory of the season in the 25-lap NAPA Auto Parts Tour of the U.S. A-Main at the Thunder Mountain Speedway on Saturday night. The win was worth $2,050 and it was the sixth of Michael’s career and his first win in the state of New York since 2008 with ESS.

Michael was the high-side hustler on this night working the extreme outside of the speedway while everyone else elected to hug the bottom of the track. With the top lane open, the Ocean View, Del., driver made a quick pace allowing him to move to the front of the field from the tenth starting position. That lane proved to be the difference maker as he went on to score the victory over Chuck Hebing and Robbie Stillwaggon.

“This means a hell of a lot to get a win,” said Michael. “These guys are good up here. I’m just glad to win in front of all these fans. (Brett) Deyo, thank you for putting on a great show. I don’t think you could get any more cars in the pits. The track was perfect, the top was there and I love this little racey joint. If it’s like this all the time I’m going to try to come up here as much as I can.”

Paulie Colagiovanni led the first lap of the event before succumbing to a high-side pass by Hebing on the second circuit. Hebing blasted around the Marcellus, N.Y., driver in turns one and two and showed the way until a lap five jingle involving several cars slowed the pace of the feature.

Hebing stayed in front once action resumed with Colagiovanni on his heels. He never allowed Hebing to get more than a couple car lengths away as he fought to stay with the veteran on the tight third-mile oval.

The race reached the mid-point with Hebing and Colagiovanni battling at the front of the field and Michael moving into the top five. Two laps later both Hebing and Colagiovanni found themselves together in slower traffic as Michael continued around the high groove.

With 18 showing complete, Hebing and Colagiovanni came to the line side-by-side while Michael took third away from Stillwaggon. He remained high on the track surface as the top two battle for position on the bottom in slower traffic.

Hebing struggled in traffic which allowed Colagiovanni to actually wrestle the race lead away from him on lap 19 before Hebing drove back underneath him on the exit of turn four to take back the top spot one lap later. While this battle waged for the lead, Michael was watching from third waiting for his opportunity.

Michael grabbed the lead on lap 24 but before the lap was completed the red flag was necessary as Parker Evans got sideways and flopped slightly over on his side doing damage to the rear of his No. 61. Michael now had to find another way by Hebing.

Hebing elected the outside lane for the restart and as the pair raced down into the first corner where contact was made between the two as Michael came up the speedway looking for the cushion. Both drivers straightened out their cars with Michael gaining the advantage down the backstretch.

“On the restart I didn’t get as good of a start as I wanted to because the car kind of stumbled there,” commented Michael. “I was hoping I’d have a bigger lead when I went into the corner and when I got in I had the wing so far back I got a little push and I got into him a little. I’ve raced with Chuck (Hebing) for years and he knows I didn’t do nothing dirty just two old guys racing hard for the win.”

Michael went on to win the feature while Hebing crossed the line second just holding off Stillwaggon. Hebing was disappointed that the contact hindered his efforts but he was pleased with his car otherwise on the night.

“Second sucks,” said Hebing. “It was a good run and we had a good car tonight. I just should have moved up when I couldn’t get by the lapped traffic. Things just didn’t work out.”

Stillwaggon crossed the line in the third position. Stillwaggon’s car came on late in the race and had it gone green until the end the Burlington, N.J., driver might have had something for the top two.

“It was a good race there,” said Stillwaggon. “I would have liked to see the thing stay green right until the checkered; I think we would have had a better shot at it. Lapped traffic was crucial there. There were five or six of us right there all battling for the lead. It was a really good race there.”

Steve Poirier battled his way up through after starting ninth to finish fourth as he chases his sixth overall championship while Colagiovanni held on to finish a close fifth at the conclusion of the feature.

ESS/Thunder Mountain Notes – 26 cars took part of Sprint Car Saturday Night….Stillwaggon, Jimmy Stitzel and Jeremy Quick made their first starts of 2015…Quick, Chad Miller and Thomas Radivoy did double duty racing with the CRSA Sprint Cars as well.

Lucas Oil A-Main – Curt Michael ($2,050), Chuck Hebing ($1,075), Robbie Stillwaggon, ($825), Steve Poirier ($630), Paulie Colagiovanni ($565), Joe Trenca ($660), Jason Barney ($655), Thomas Radivoy ($420), Tommy Wickham ($485), Paul Kinney ($500), Chad Miller ($385), Cory Sparks ($320), Jimmy Stitzel ($300), Shawn Donath ($390), Jeff Cook ($360), George Suprick ($330), Mike Stelter ($325), Dylan Swiernik ($295), Dave Axton ($90), Parker Evans ($335), Larry Kelleher ($255), Mike Mahaney ($275), Matt Tanner ($250).

Did Not Qualify – Keith Prutzman, Jeremy Quick, Pete Richardson

Lap Leaders – Colagiovanni 1, Hebing 2-23, Michael 24-25

Car Mate Trailers $25 to win Heats – Stillwaggon, Barney, Hebing

Lacaillade Masonry $100 to win B-Main – Kinney

Fuddy Duddy’s – Cobra Coaches Dash – Donath $100

Bonuses:

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Michael (9 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Hebing $50

Ohsweken Speedway 20th Anniversary – Evans $50

SUNY Canton Smart Move – Stelter $50

Beard Sewer and Drain Determination Award – Wickham $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Colagiovanni $35

9/11 Restoration – Wickham and Miller $25

Hoosier Tire – Barney $200

Vahlco Wheels – Trenca $190

 

 

WAR set for Sunday night at Randolph County

Moberly, MO(September 5, 2015)-The Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps WAR Series presented by Next LED is set for Sunday night's $1500 to win $200 to start feature at Randolph County Raceway after having time trials and then heat races that were completely inverted off of qualifying times Saturday night. The top six drivers made the redraw and their starting positions will be determined on Sunday. Here is a look at the six drivers who have made the redraw. Casey Shuman is the first driver with a perfect score of 200 after setting quick time and winning his heat. Derek Hagar had the second most points with a score of 199. He set second quick time and won his heat as well. Third in points was Chris Morgan with 194. He set third quick time and finished third in his heat. Fourth was Chris Parkinson with 194 points. He set fifth quick time and finished second in his heat. Fifth is Riley Kreisel, who had 191 points. He set fourth quick time and finished fourth in his heat. The final driver in the redraw is Tommy Rockwell with 191 points. He had the eighth fastest qualifying time and finished second in his qualifying heat. The rest of the lineup and their point totals for Sunday night are as follows: Row four- John Helm(188) and Mike Moore(187) Row five-Casey Baker(185) and Kenny Potter(184) Row six-Clyde Knipp(181) and Jeff Wingate(180) Row seven-Zach Clark(176) and Chad Tye(175) Row eight-Scott Comstock(86) Five more spots remain for Sunday night's A-Main. If necessary, a B-Main for all cars that did not run on Saturday will be run with the top five filling out the remaining positions.

WAR Series Randolph County Speedway September 5, 2015 results 15 cars

Time Trials- 1. 77-Casey Shuman, Rattlesnake Bend, AZ-17.02; 2. 75-Derek Hagar, Marion, AR-17.55; 3. 11-Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS-17.69; 4. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO-17.90; 5. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO-18.02; 6. 69-Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA-18.22; 7. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO-18.34; 8. 95-Tommy Rockwell, Towanda, IL-18.34; 9. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO-18.35; 10. 13-Clyde Knipp, California, MO-18.39; 11. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO-18.42; 12. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO-18.64; 13. 2C-Zach Clark, Olathe, KS-18.77; 14. 88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO-19.17; 15. Scott Comstock, Tipton, MO-NT 1st Heat- 8 laps 1. 75-Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (7); 2. 95-Tommy Rockwell, Towanda, IL (4); 3. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO (2); 4. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (6); 5. 69-Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (5); 6. Clyde Knipp, California, MO (4); 7. 88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO (1); 8. 41-Scott Comstock, Tipton, MO(8)-DNF 2nd Heat- 8 laps 1. 77-Casey Shuman, Rattlesnake Bend, AZ (7); 2. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (5); 3. 11-Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (6); 4. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO (4); 5. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (3); 6. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (2); 7. 2C-Zach Clark, Olathe, KS (1)

 

 

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, september 5th, 2015

59th annual Budweiser International Classic Weekend Bud Light 'Super Saturday'

BOX SCORE:

Pathfinder Bank SBS

Pathfinder Bank Bud Light SBS Classic (75-laps): 1. 86 - Bryan Haynes, 2. 97 - Jeremy Pitcher, 3. 67 - Tyler Shullick, 4. 98 - Jason Simmons, 5. 24 - Dennis Richmond, 6. 14 - Alex Mcrae, 7. 22 - Mike Bruce, 8. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 9. 93 - JJ Andrews, 10. 7 - Alex Hoag, 11. 54 - Camden Proud, 12. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 13. 8 - Josh Kerr, 14. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 15. 13 - Russ Brown, 16. 74 - Mike Bond, 17. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 18. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 19. 69 - Mark Castiglia, 20. 50 - Dave Cliff, 21. 76 - Scott Shafer, 22. 15 - James Babcock, 23. 3 - Chris Proud, 24. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 25. 9 - Jack Patrick

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #24 - Dennis Richmond

Nice Price Auto Sales Up and Comer: #86 - Bryan Haynes

White's Car Care 4th Place: #98 - Jason Simmons

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #18 - Andrew Schartner

Bacc-Off Hard Luck Award: #50 - Dave Cliff

Mike Kapuscinski Memorial Rookie of the Race: #67 - Tyler Shullick

SBS Classic Consi (10-laps): 1. 8 - Josh Kerr, 2. 24 - Dennis Richmond, 3. 54 - Camden Proud, 4. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 5. 69 - Mark Castiglia, 6. 76 - Scott Shafer, 7. 15 - James Babcock

ISMA Supermodified

ISMA Supermodified Bud Light Supernationals (60-laps): 1. 97 - Timmy Jedrzejek, 2. 84 - Mike Lichty, 3. 95 - Dave Shullick Jr, 4. 19 - Trent Stephens, 5. 11 - Chris Perley, 6. 25 - Dan Bowes, 7. 21 - Ed Witkum Jr, 8. 78 - Mark Sammut, 9. 70 - Dave McKnight, 10. 49 - Danny Shirey, 11. 17 - Ben Seitz, 12. 72 - Eric Shirey, 13. 37 - Jeff Locke, 14. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr, 15. 39 - Allison Cumens, 16. 65 - Tim Ice, 17. 27 - Jamie Timmons, 18. 18 - Howard Page, 19. 5 - Brian Sobus, 20. 46 - Ryan Coniam, 21. 74 - Rob Summers, 22. 07 - Kevin Jaycox Jr, 23. 1 - Kyle Edwards

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 70 - Dave McKnight, 2. 97 - Timmy Jedrzejek, 3. 65 - Tim Ice, 4. 39 - Alison Cumens, 5. 27 - Jamie Timmons, 6. 72 - Eric Shirey, 7. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr, 8. 74 - Rob Summers

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 46 - Ryan Coniam, 2. 78 - Mark Sammut, 3. 11 - Chris Perley, 4. 37 - Jeff Locke, 5. 19 - Trent Stephens, 6. 17 - Ben Seitz, 7. 07 - Kevin Jaycox jr, 8. 5 - Brian Sobus

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 84 - Mike Lichty, 2. 25 - Dan Bowes, 3. 1 - Kyle Edwards, 4. 21 - Eddie Witkum Jr, 5. 49 - Danny Shirey, 6. 18 - Howard Page, 7. 22 - Mike Mcvetta

ATQMRA TQ Midgets

ATQMRA TQ Midget Classic (25-laps): 1. 02 - Joey Bailey, 2. 51 - John Gambutti, 3. 46 - Geoffy Suton, 4. 16 - Buddy Sload, 5. 95 - Jeff Kot, 6. 1B - Ryan Tidman, 7. 48 - Matt Janisch, 8. 06 - Chad Parks, 9. 98X - Matt Rosselli, 10. 75Y - Mark Yoder, 11. 18 - Patrick Force, 12. F8 - Michael Glaser, 13. 4 - Greg Richardson, 14. 46V - Bill Case

Heat #1 (8-laps): 1. 1B - Ryan Tidman, 2. 02 - Joey Bailey, 3. 16 - Buddy Sload, 4. 95 - Jeff kot, 5. 06 - Chad Parks, 6. 48x - Mark Janisch, 7. 18 - Patrick Force

HEat #2 (8-laps): 1. 48 - Matt Janisch, 2. 51 - John Gambutti, 3. 46 - Geoffy Sutton, 4. 75Y - Mark Yoder, 5. F8 - Michael Glaser, 6. 46V - Bill Case, 7. 98X - Matt Roselli, 8. 4 - Greg Richardson

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: JONATHAN, BROWN, DINNING, BAZUIN, & BURNHAM TAKE WINS ON EPIC RACEWEAR SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (September 4, 2015) – 112 drivers signed in to race on Epic Racewear Season Championship Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Derek Jonathan, Jake Brown, Ryan Dinning, Mack Bazuin, and Jerry Burnham visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT PRESENTED BY EPIC RACEWEAR TOTAL ENTRIES - 112

----------------------------------------------------------- CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (18 entries) Derek Jonathan survived a couple of trips over the edge of the banking to claim his 2nd A-Feature win of the season at Ohsweken, while Jim Huppunen used a slide job to snare the runner-up position from early race leader Dane Lorenc with 2 laps remaining. Lorenc had also slipped off track earlier in the race, allowing Jonathan to get by and eventually claim the win by 2.898 seconds. Huppunen, Lorenc, Cory Turner, and Mitch Brown rounded out the top 5.

Glenn Styres entered the night 22 points ahead of Todd Hoddick in the championship standings, and needing to finish 9th or better in the A-Feature to lock up his 2nd consecutive title. He ended up doing exactly what he needed to do, but his title hopes were in jeopardy after he stopped on the track with a suspected flat tire on lap 16.

Discovering that his tire wasn't flat after all, Styres restarted well outside the top 10, and advanced to take the 9th spot with 2 laps remaining. Meanwhile, Hoddick faded to 6th after being as high as 3rd.

Styres claimed the championship by 16 points over Hoddick, while Ryan Turner won the Rookie of the Year honours.

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 81 Derek Jonathan (2) 2. 14h Jim Huppunen (4) 3. 00 Dane Lorenc (1) 4. 19 Cory Turner (5) 5. 10 Mitch Brown (7) 6. 49 Todd Hoddick (8) 7. 77 Dain Naida (14) 8. 91 Ryan Turner (9) 9. 0 Glenn Styres (17) 10. 5 Keith Dempster (3) 11. 69 Kris Root (12) 12. 80 Chris Steele (15) 13. 6 Curtis Gartly (6) 14. 2 Lee Winger (10) 15. 38 Tyler Hendricks (11) DNS. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (13) DNS. 11 Jamie Turner (16) DNS. 67 Chris Durand (18) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Keith Dempster (1), Dane Lorenc (2-8), Derek Jonathan (9-25)

INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 49 Todd Hoddick, Cheektowaga NY (2), 2. 5 Keith Dempster, Alton ON (5), 3. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (3), 4. 2 Lee Winger, Mount Hope ON (4), DNF. 77 Dain Naida, Tecumseh MI (6), DNF. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (1). No Time

PASWORD PROTECTION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (1), 2. 19 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (3), 3. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (2), DNF. 21j John Burbridge, Jr., St. Williams ON (5), DNF. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharines ON (4), DNS. 67 Chris Durand, Port Stanley ON (6). No Time

TRANSPORT SALES & SERVICE HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps ) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (3), 2. 00 Dane Lorenc, Bowmansville NY (2), 3. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (1), 4. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (4), 5. 69 Kris Root, Delaware ON (6), DNF. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (5). No Time

(Top 8 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): 10 Mitch Brown

----------------------------------------------------------- STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (15 entries) Jake Brown took the lead of the Crate Sprint Car A-Feature before the halfway mark of the 20 lap race, and went on to claim his first win of the season. Early leader Kyle Durnin spun out of the 3rd spot, creating a 2 lap dash to the finish. Brown got a good restart, leaving Ryan Hunsinger to fight off the challenges of Aaron Turkey and Holly Porter. Brown finished 1.982 seconds ahead of Hunsinger, followed by Porter, Turkey, and Alex Hill.

Dylan Westbrook entered the night only needing to start the A-Feature, and that's all he was able to do, as he crashed in the first turn along with Mark Czuba and Jeremy Hughes. Josh Shantz was also caught up in the incident, but avoided damage to his car and restarted.

Westbrook won the championship by 23 points over Brown, while Alex Hill won the Rookie of the Year award.

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown (6) 2. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (9) 3. 1 Holly Porter (5) 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (4) 5. 77x Alex Hill (10) 6. 18 Josh Shantz (15) 7. 4 Mack DeMan (8) 8. 55 Mike Thorne (7) 9. 12 Brad Herron (13) 10. 54 Ed Green (3) 11. 43k Kyle Durnin (1) 12. 6m Eric McGlone (2) DNF. 00 Mark Czuba (11) DNF. 47x Dylan Westbrook (12) DNF. 5 Jeremy Hughes (14) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Kyle Durnin (1-7), Jake Brown (8-20)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 43k Kyle Durnin, Cambridge ON (1), 2. 54 Ed Green, Ohsweken ON (3), 3. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (4), 4. 6m Eric McGlone, Union ON (2), 5. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (8), 6. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi ON (7), 7. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford ON (5), 8. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (6). Time - 1:32.545

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia ON (1), 2. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga ON (2), 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (6), 4. 77x Alex Hill, Wilsonville ON (4), 5. 7h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville ON (3), 6. 00 Mark Czuba, Burlington ON (5), 7. 5 Jeremy Hughes, Burlington ON (7). Time - 1:31.777

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($50 – fastest heat race single lap time): 55 Mike Thorne - 15.162 seconds

 

 

Eagle Raceway NE 9/4/15

89 cars rolled through the pit gates at Eagle Raceway Friday to take part in night 1 of the 2015 Racesaver Sprint Nationals, presented by Precise Racing and NMC Cat Rental. 10 heats and 4 preliminary features preceded the A Main.

Heat winners were Mark Pace, Chad Wilson, Zach Burton, Terry Richards, John Carney, Trevor Grossenbacher, Tyler Drueke, Jason Danley, Jeff Day and Luke Cranston.

Preliminary action saw Chase Brewer do a soft roll-over in turn 2 after contact with the wall in heat 2. Shon Pointer likewise did a slow roll in turn 3 in heat #9 and Taylor Velasquez flipped that same heat. There was a big 5 car pile-up in turns 3 & 4 during the B feature involving Matt Richards, Doug Lovegrove, Brandon Allen, Claud Estes and Clint Benson.

The A Feature’s first lap saw Jason Danley’s 4X out front with John Carney’s 74B, the 18 of Terry Richards and Tyler Drueke’s 12T close behind. Lap 2 saw Chad Wilson put the #20 into fourth, moving to third shortly after that. Carney snagged the lead on lap 11 as Jason Martin moved to fourth in his 5X. Drueke took the position back the next time around, but returned it to Martin. 2 laps later Tadd Holliman’s 33G spun in 3 & 4 after mechanical woes. At that time it was Carney, Danley, Wilson and Martin. Trevor Grossenbacher’s #35 made contact on the restart, ending up losing the right rear tire. Martin used the second restart to pass Wilson for third. Danley went very high in turns 1 & 2 the next time around, allowing Martin to take over second. From there to the checkers it was a battle to the finish with the final top 4 being Carney, Martin, Danley and Wilson.

The 9 racers qualifying for the Big Dance on Sunday were Carney, Martin, Danley, Wilson, Drueke, Shayle Bade in the 03, Richards, Luke Cranston’s 20C and John Ricketts in the 5R.

Carney came from the 5th starting spot to claim the W. “I thought the race was a good one! The car ran really great at the end. The track was great too; it reminded me of the California tracks. Wide open and up against the wall!! I want to thank my family and crew for all that they do for me to let me do this” he said. Carney’s sponsors include Coyote Cattle Company, Briley Trucking Company, Momentum Racing, MSD Ignition, DuBose Automotive Machine and Safe-T-Stepper.com.

The finish to the evening saw 3 qualifying heats for Saturday’s Race of Champions with Chad Wilson, Jason Martin and Mike Boston taking home victories.

Saturday’s action will see qualifying for the next 9 spots in Sunday’s finale, the Jake Ita Memorial Race of Champions for the Racesaver IMCA sprints as well as a full card of racing for the NAPA IMCA Sport Modifieds and Valentino’s IKMCA Hobby Stocks.

Front gates open at 5 P.M. with hot laps at 5:30 and racing starting at 6:30. Adult front gate admission is 12, youths 6-12 is just $5 and children 5 and under are free.

Pit gates open at 4 with pit admission is $25.

RESULTS:

ROC Sprint 09/04/2015

Heat 1: 1. Chad Wilson (North Richland Hills, TX), 2. Dusty Ballenger (Harrisburg, SD), 3. Adam Gullion (Lincoln, NE), 4. John Carney (Horizon, TX), 5. Tucker Doughty (Heath, TX), 6. Colin Smith (Sheldon, IA), 7. Tom Humphries (Raphine, VA), 8. Daren Bolac (Moyock, NC), 9. Dwight Carter (Lincoln, NE), 10. Trevor Grossenbacher (Hickman, NE), 11. Shon Pointer (Grand Island, NE)

Heat 2: 1. Jason Martin (Lincoln, NE), 2. John Ricketts (Burleson, TX), 3. Ryan Hall (Midlothian, TX), 4. Jason Howell (Azle, TX), 5. Jeff Day (Greenville, TX), 6. Regan Hawkins (Whitehouse, TX), 7. Jesse Mack (Visalia, CA), 8. Jerald Harris (Harrisonburg, VA), 9. Charlie Ware (Hallieford, VA), 10. Clint Benson (Papillion, NE), 11. Trevor Serbus (Olivia, MN)

Heat 3: 1. Mike Boston (Lincoln, NE), 2. Dustin Woods (Forney, TX), 3. Jack Dover (Springfield, NE), 4. Chase Brewer (Springtown, TX), 5. Doug Lovegrove (Waverly, NE), 6. Josh Hawkins (Whitehouse, TX), 7. Logan Scherb (Decature, TX), 8. Claud Estes (Godley, TX), 9. Mark Klis (Waxahachie, TX), 10. Jeremy Schultz (Hutchinson, MN) Sprint Nationals

Sprint 09/04/2015

A Feature: 1. John Carney (Horizon, TX), 2. Jason Martin (Lincoln, NE), 3. Jason Danley (Lincoln, NE), 4. Chad Wilson (North Richland Hills, TX), 5. Tyler Drueke (Eagle, NE), 6. Shayle Bade (Lincoln, ne), 7. Terry Richards (Denton, NE), 8. Luke Cranston (Ness City, KS), 9. John Ricketts (Burleson, TX), 10. Jeff Day (Greenville, TX), 11. Blake Robertson (Visalia, CA), 12. Adam Gullion (Lincoln, NE), 13. Toby Chapman (Panama, NE), 14. Zach Blurton (Quinter, KS), 15. Robby Wolfgang (Sioux Falls, SD), 16. Mark Pace (Lincoln, NE), 17. Dustin Woods (Forney, TX), 18. Ryan Hall (Midlothian, TX), 19. Jerry Hammock (Ennis, TX), 20. Nate Eakin (Lake Park , IA), 21. Trevor Grossenbacher (Hickman, NE), 22. Tadd Holliman (Beaver Lake, NE), 23. Tom Humphries (Raphine, VA), 24. Jack Dover (Springfield, NE)

B Feature: 1. John Ricketts (Burleson, TX), 2. Blake Robertson (Visalia, CA), 3. Adam Gullion (Lincoln, NE), 4. Robby Wolfgang (Sioux Falls, SD), 5. Justin Melton (Flower Mound, TX), 6. Logan Scherb (Decature, TX), 7. Brian Herbert (Dodge City, KS), 8. Dusty Ballenger (Harrisburg, SD), 9. Dan Satriano (Papillion, NE), 10. Ben Woods (Newton, IA), 11. Ryan King (Bennet, NE), 12. Koby Walters (Liberal, KS), 13. Troy Severin (Ashland, VA), 14. Jed Werner (Codell, KS), 15. Victoria Knutson (Montecello, MN), 16. Matt Richards (Lincoln, NE), 17. Doug Lovegrove (Waverly, NE), 18. Brandon Allen (St Peter, MN), 19. Claud Estes (Godley, TX), 20. Clint Benson (Papillion, NE), 21. Adam Trimble (Pueblo, CO), 22. Michael Day (Greenville, TX)

C Feature: 1. Clint Benson (Papillion, NE), 2. Justin Melton (Flower Mound, TX), 3. Jake Bubak (Arvada, CO), 4. Joey Danley (Lincoln, NE), 5. Jerald Harris (Harrisonburg, VA), 6. Colin Smith (Sheldon, IA), 7. Ethan Fleetwood (Smithville, IN), 8. Lindell Jenkins Jr. (Greenville, TX), 9. Josh Hawkins (Whitehouse, TX), 10. TJ Artz (Lincoln, NE), 11. Gary Kelley (Ardmore, OK), 12. Ron Love (Lincoln, NE), 13. Keith Dragoo (Lincoln, NE), 14. Daren Bolac (Moyock, NC), 15. Tim Fricke (Lincoln, NE), 16. Gene Ackland (Martell, NE), 17. Chase Weiler (Lincoln, NE), 18. Dwight Carter (Lincoln, NE), 19. Nate Weiler (Omaha, NE), 20. Jason Howell (Azle, TX), 21. Tony Everhart123 (El Cajon, CA), 22. Mike Boston (Lincoln, NE)

D Feature: 1. Jake Bubak (Arvada, CO), 2. Mike Boston (Lincoln, NE), 3. Richard Weers (Lincoln, NE), 4. Nick Bryan (Lincoln, NE), 5. Jeff Radcliffe (Hill City, KS), 6. Jesse Mack (Visalia, CA), 7. Mark Klis (Waxahachie, TX), 8. Blain Petersen (Essex, IA), 9. Jeremy Schultz (Hutchinson, MN), 10. Brandon Horton (Omaha, NE), 11. Eric Reichwaldt (Plattsmouth, NE), 12. Boyd Peterson (Ithaca, NE), 13. Dalyn Cody (Prior Lake, MN), 14. Charlie Ware (Hallieford, VA), 15. Bruce Allen (Mankato , MN), 16. Jason Becker (Seward, NE), 17. Taylor Velasquez (Liberal, KS), 18. Brian Lawson (Orange, VA), 19. Bart Gray (Turtleford, SK), 20. Joe Miller (Vail, IA), 21. Tucker Doughty (Heath, TX), 22. Rod Ort (Lewisberry, PA)

E Feature: 1. Jake Bubak (Arvada, CO), 2. Mike Boston (Lincoln, NE), 3. Matt Etzelmiller (Keller, TX), 4. Trevor Serbus (Olivia, MN), 5. Regan Hawkins (Whitehouse, TX), 6. Glenn Worrell (Powhatan, VA), 7. Chase Brewer (Springtown, TX), 8. Russell Shoulders (Forney, TX), 9. Shon Pointer (Grand Island, NE)

Heat 1: 1. Mark Pace (Lincoln, NE), 2. Tadd Holliman (Beaver Lake, NE), 3. Adam Gullion (Lincoln, NE), 4. Brian Herbert (Dodge City, KS), 5. Dwight Carter (Lincoln, NE), 6. Keith Dragoo (Lincoln, NE), 7. Bruce Allen (Mankato , MN), 8. Joe Miller (Vail, IA), 9. Glenn Worrell (Powhatan, VA)

Heat 2: 1. Chad Wilson (North Richland Hills, TX), 2. Shayle Bade (Lincoln, ne), 3. Logan Scherb (Decature, TX), 4. Victoria Knutson (Montecello, MN), 5. Nate Weiler (Omaha, NE), 6. Josh Hawkins (Whitehouse, TX), 7. Jeff Radcliffe (Hill City, KS), 8. Jason Becker (Seward, NE), 9. Mike Boston (Lincoln, NE)

Heat 3: 1. Zach Blurton (Quinter, KS), 2. Jack Dover (Springfield, NE), 3. Blake Robertson (Visalia, CA), 4. Dan Satriano (Papillion, NE), 5. Daren Bolac (Moyock, NC), 6. Gene Ackland (Martell, NE), 7. Richard Weers (Lincoln, NE), 8. Mark Klis (Waxahachie, TX), 9. Trevor Serbus (Olivia, MN)

Heat 4: 1. Terry Richards (Denton, NE), 2. Jerry Hammock (Ennis, TX), 3. Ben Woods (Newton, IA), 4. Michael Day (Greenville, TX), 5. Jerald Harris (Harrisonburg, VA), 6. Chase Weiler (Lincoln, NE), 7. Blain Petersen (Essex, IA), 8. Boyd Peterson (Ithaca, NE), 9. Jake Bubak (Arvada, CO)

Heat 5: 1. John Carney (Horizon, TX), 2. Jason Martin (Lincoln, NE), 3. Matt Richards (Lincoln, NE), 4. Doug Lovegrove (Waverly, NE), 5. Colin Smith (Sheldon, IA), 6. Justin Melton (Flower Mound, TX), 7. Nick Bryan (Lincoln, NE), 8. Brandon Horton (Omaha, NE), 9. Chase Brewer (Springtown, TX)

Heat 6: 1. Trevor Grossenbacher (Hickman, NE), 2. Nate Eakin (Lake Park , IA), 3. Robby Wolfgang (Sioux Falls, SD), 4. Jed Werner (Codell, KS), 5. Clint Benson (Papillion, NE), 6. Lindell Jenkins Jr. (Greenville, TX), 7. Jeremy Schultz (Hutchinson, MN), 8. Rod Ort (Lewisberry, PA), 9. Matt Etzelmiller (Keller, TX)

Heat 7: 1. Tyler Drueke (Eagle, NE), 2. Toby Chapman (Panama, NE), 3. John Ricketts (Burleson, TX), 4. Dusty Ballenger (Harrisburg, SD), 5. Jason Howell (Azle, TX), 6. Joey Danley (Lincoln, NE), 7. Jesse Mack (Visalia, CA), 8. Eric Reichwaldt (Plattsmouth, NE), 9. Russell Shoulders (Forney, TX)

Heat 8: 1. Jason Danley (Lincoln, NE), 2. Dustin Woods (Forney, TX), 3. Troy Severin (Ashland, VA), 4. Ryan King (Bennet, NE), 5. Tony Everhart123 (El Cajon, CA), 6. Gary Kelley (Ardmore, OK), 7. Brian Lawson (Orange, VA), 8. Charlie Ware (Hallieford, VA), 9. Regan Hawkins (Whitehouse, TX)

Heat 9: 1. Jeff Day (Greenville, TX), 2. Tom Humphries (Raphine, VA), 3. Brandon Allen (St Peter, MN), 4. Koby Walters (Liberal, KS), 5. Tim Fricke (Lincoln, NE), 6. Ethan Fleetwood (Smithville, IN), 7. Taylor Velasquez (Liberal, KS), 8. Tucker Doughty (Heath, TX), 9. Shon Pointer (Grand Island, NE)

Heat 10: 1. Luke Cranston (Ness City, KS), 2. Ryan Hall (Midlothian, TX), 3. Adam Trimble (Pueblo, CO), 4. Claud Estes (Godley, TX), 5. Ron Love (Lincoln, NE), 6. TJ Artz (Lincoln, NE), 7. Bart Gray (Turtleford, SK), 8. Dalyn Cody (Prior Lake, MN)

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild closes Attica season with UNOH All Star win

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – There’s no disputing the fact Sheldon Haudenschild is having a break-out season in 2015. The 22-year-old Wooster, Ohio driver would close out Attica Raceway Park’s 2015 season Saturday by dominating the last 30 laps of the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car feature to record his fourth series win of the year on All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night.

Haudenschild, who finished second at Attica the previous night, would battle with four time All Star champion Tim Shaffer early. However, Shaffer would make contact with Jacobs while battling for the lead on lap three and his right rear tire would begin losing air, culminating in him stopping on lap 11. That would hand the lead to Haudenschild who would drive away for his fifth career series win. It was Haudenschild’s second ever win at Attica and came on the 108th appearance of the All Stars at the track.

“We have the dream team with Bonzai (Bruns) and Zach (Ames)….ever since we all go together this car has been unbelievable. I can’t thank my mom and dad enough for everything they do for me. They’ve done this for me for six years and I hope we are turning some heads so they don’t have to do for a seventh. I wouldn’t be here without Southern Pacific Farms,” said Haudenschild.

“I had a pretty good race going there with Shaff (Tim Shaffer) before he got a flat tire. The car was awesome and I could maneuver around, even when the track took rubber. I got to the lapped cars and just had to take my time,” added Haudenschild of his Triple X machine.

Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah would finish second, a small victory for his Rob Hunter owned team.

“We’ve been terrible lately. My brother (Brian) threw everything at this…about the only thing we didn’t change was turning the top wing around and I was even for that! It seems like we get going and then take two steps back. Hopefully we’re turning this thing around. I can’t thank Rob and Rita Hunter enough for giving me the opportunity to do this. I want to wish their daughter a happy 16th birthday,” said Kemenah beside his Brilex LLC, Seneca Energy, Nighthawk Holdings, Kistler Racing Products backed #10H.

Friday night’s winner Cody Darrah would run third most of the race, then fell back to fourth but got back around Chris Andrews late to round out the podium.

“I about spun out three or four times in front of the field. I guess I was just pushing myself a little too hard. But, we salvaged a third and a great weekend and learned a lot. It was just very nice having my family all here,” said Darrah of his J&K Salvage, Eichelberger’s U-Pull0It, J&K Automotive, Factory Kahne Shocks backed #89.

Ryan Markham would take the lead on lap three of the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature and picked up his third win of the year at Attica. It wasn’t easy though, as he bobbled on the turn four cushion on lap 12 and nearly lost the lead. But, the Ashland, Ohio driver would gather his composure and take his 7th career Attica victory.

“We ran a harder tire and I haven’t done that much this year and it was doing some goofy things to me. I was just being cautious…I could run the car a little harder than I did but I didn’t to run it off the edge or do something stupid. The two races prior to this we ran second and probably should have won one of those. It’s been a good year…our finishes have been strong all year. Hate to see the season coming to an end. I have to thank all the fans, my wife, and Cory and Jessica and Lou Bemiller…he’s been helping me out,” said Markham beside his Cool It Thermo Tech, H&T Demolition, Lias Tire, Accu-Force, Fultz Fabrication, Innovative Graphics backed #5m.

When race long leader D.J. Foos would see his engine detonate with five laps to go, Dustin Stroup was there to capitalize in the Foster Auto Body 305 Sprint feature. Stroup would drive away the final five laps for his second consecutive win.

“DJ had that race won. I had nothing for him. I started smelling something and I saw smoke coming out of his car and I thought ‘well this is ours.’ I have to give my guys credit…my dad and Reid. My crew chief actually went camping this weekend. I told him ‘what the heck I get a win and you go camping and not going to come back?’ We still got the job done. I can’t thank Kenny Meggit enough for giving us an engine to run,” said Stroup beside his Westway Farms, Meggit Farms, Sherry at Gabel and Associates Realty, Daniel A. Miller Cement Finishing, Slade Shock Technology backed #10x.

Former dirt truck track champion Brian Arnold of Tiffin would take the lead on lap 8 of the 15 lap Fremont Fence Dirt Truck feature and would drive to his first win of the season. It was the 10th of his career and puts him into a tie for third on the track’s all-time win list for the division.

“The truck worked really, really good tonight. I was getting some better runs on the outside and that’s not typically how I race but it worked out well tonight,” said Arnold.

For the 40 lap All Star feature Lee Jacobs and Shaffer would pace the field and the duo along with fourth starter Chris Andrews would battle for the lead the first two laps with Kemenah, Darrah, Sheldon Haudenschild and Dean Jacobs in tow. Shaffer would take the lead on lap three as he and Jacobs made contact on the front stretch. Andrews would grab second a lap later with Haudenschild moving into third on lap five. Shaffer pulled away slightly as Andrews and Haudenschild battled for second with Kemenah, Lee Jacobs, Dean Jacobs and Darrah in tow.

Haudenschild would take second on lap eight while Andrews no had his hands full with Kemenah. Haudenschild quickly closed on Shaffer and as they prepared to race into heavy lapped traffic on lap 11, Shaffer would slide off the high side of turn two as his tire went down. It would be the only caution of the race.

On the restart Haudenschild would blast away at the high side with Kemenah in second while Darrah got a tremendous restart and vaulted from sixth to third. Darrah would run off the back stretch a lap later and lost ground to Haudenschild and Kemenah. With 25 laps to go Haudenschild looked like he was on cruise control as he pulled away. Kemenah, Darrah, Andrews, Dean Jacobs, Cap Henry and Greg Wilson gave chase.

Haudenschild would encounter heavy lapped traffic at the half-way point but he patiently picked his way through to maintain his big advantage over Kemenah, Darrah, Dean Jacobs, Andrews, Henry, Wilson, Jac Haudenschild and Byron Reed. By lap 25 Darrah had closed on Kemenah and with 10 laps to go a tremendous battle was underway for the runner-up spot as Andrews and Dean Jacobs joined the fray. Haudenschild continued to maintain a comfortable advantage and Kemenah would clear traffic to pull away in second. Andrews would take third on lap 30 but slipped out of the rubber on lap 37 as Darrah would regain the spot.

At the checkers Haudenschild would win by about five car lengths over Kemenah, Darrah, Andrews and Henry. Dean Jacobs, Greg Wilson, Jac Haudenschild, Rob Chaney and Reed would round out the top 10.

Markham and Wayne Maffett Jr. (back a year to the day he suffered a life-threatening injury in a work related incident) would bring the field to green for the 25 lap late model feature. But a crash involving Jim Gingery and Dave Hornikel would necessitate another start. This time third starter Rick Bond would grab the lead over Markham, Ryan Missler, George Lee and Maffett. After a caution for debris with two laps in, Markham would drive into the lead with Bond and Missler challenging. Missler would take second on lap four.

Tim Sabo would bring out eh yellow with eight laps in and on the restart Maffett would spin. The race would stay green the remaining 17 laps.

Markham would pull away slightly from Missler as Mike Bores drove into third. Markham would bobble on the cushion on lap 12 but was able to maintain the lead over Missler, Bores, Bond, Randy Scott and Lee. Markham would drive into lapped traffic on lap 19 but Missler could not close as Bores, Scott, Bond, Lee and Larry Kingseed gave chase. Markham would cruise to the win over Missler, Bores, Scott and Bond.

In the 25 lap Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprint feature Cody Gallogly and DJ Foos brought the field to green with Foos blasting into the lead over Gallogly, Stroup, Paul Weaver, Ricky Peterson and Tyler Street. One of the infield tires was shoved onto the track before two laps could be completed, bringing out the caution. On the restart Kelsey Ivy made contact with the restart cone for another yellow. On the ensuing restart Foos would pull away from Stroup, Gallogly, Weaver, Kyle Capodice, Peterson, Street, Brandon Moore and Jamie Miller. Weaver would take third on lap five.

Just as the leaders prepared to encounter heavy lapped traffic on lap seven, Daniel Demyan would spin. With a clear track, Foos would again pull away to a large advantage over Stroup, Weaver, Capodice, Peterson, Gallogly, Miller and John Ivy. By lap 13 Foos would drive into heavy lapped traffic but Stroup could not close as Weaver, Peterson, Miller, Capodice, Ivy and Bobby Clark tried to make up ground. With eight laps to go Weaver was challenging Stroup for second when smoke began to come from Foos’ machine.

Gallogly would make heavy contact with the turn four fence with five laps to go to bring out the red. Foos would then go to the pits, handing the lead to Stroup. Stroup would pull away from Weaver the final five circuits for his second career Attica win. Behind Weaver would be Peterson, Miller and Clark to round out the top five.

In the final event of the night – and season – Jeff Ward and Cory McCaughey would pace the field for the 15 lap dirt truck feature. The pair would race side by side for the led with Ward leading lap 1 and McCaughey lap 2. The only caution on lap 3 would see the running order of McCaughey, Ward, Arnold, Eric Devanna, Dana Fry and Keith Sorg. Arnold would drive into second on lap four and he and McCaughey would battle for the lead with Arnold leading lap six by a bumper and McCaughey leading lap 7.

Something would happen to McCaughey’s mount on lap eight as he slowed somewhat, giving Arnold the lead. Arnold would pull away for the win with McCaughey, Fry, Cory Ward and Jeff Ward rounding out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park would like to thank all the fans, race teams and marketing partners for a successful 2015 season that would see 19 events be contested with only four rain-outs.

Attica Raceway Park

Sept. 5, 2015

All Pro Cylinder Heads Night

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions (30 cars)

Starting position [*]

Qualifying

1.89-Cody Darrah, 12.268; 2.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.323; 3.19-Chris Andrews, 12.383; 4.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.416; 5.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.490; 6.W20-Greg Wilson, 12.521; 7.45-Tim Shaffer, 12.531; 8.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.563; 9.73-Jac Haudenschild, 12.634; 10.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.678; 11.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.700; 12.83M-Broc Martin, 12.776; 13.5T-Travis Philo, 12.779; 14.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.784; 15.45L-Brian Lay, 12.794; 16.1-Dale Blaney, 12.824; 17.94-Ryan Smith, 12.825; 18.21-Cap Henry, 12.842; 19.40-Caleb Helms, 12.901; 20.59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.904; 21.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.934; 22.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.935; 23.11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.942; 24.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.991; 25.5-Byron Reed, 13.012; 26.23JR-Jack Sodeman, 13.102; 27.40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.260; 28.4-Danny Smith, 13.536; 29.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.638;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[4] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 5. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 6. 94-Ryan Smith[9] ; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich[7] ; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[10] ; 9. 45L-Brian Lay[8] ; 10. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 19-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 5. 73-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 6. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[8] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[9] ; 10. 11N-Randy Hannagan[10]