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Keith Shampine Scores Popular Win on Track Championship Night at Oswego

OSWEGO, NY (August 18, 2019) - Keith Shampine got by race-long leader Dan Connors Jr. with twenty laps to go and won the Skip’s Fish Fry Novelis Supermodified 50-lapper at Oswego Speedway this past Saturday, becoming the eleventh different winner in twelve races this year.

For Shampine, it was a very rewarding victory, his first since earning back to back feature wins in June of 2017. The CNY native, now a resident of Concord, NC, broke his finger in a heavy heat race crash a week earlier, but was able to rebound in victory lane on August 17.

“I didn’t even know if I could run tonight,” Shampine explained. “I was going to take the car out and practice it and see how my finger felt. I didn’t know if I’d do it, but I said we’re racing tonight and the car was really good. I’m so happy to get this victory for Chris Osetek and the team.”

Connors, who has been trying for ten years to win his first Supermodified feature event, appeared well on his way after setting sail off the outside of the front row to take the early race lead from pole sitter Aric Iosue.

When Iosue got out of shape on the start, this allowed third starting Shampine to get by with fourth starting Alison Sload and fifth starting Dave Danzer quickly mixing things up just behind them.

Sixth starting Dave Shullick Jr. wasted little time mounting his charge towards the front. Coming off a fifteenth to second drive a week earlier, Shullick darted to the outside of Sload and Danzer to move into fourth by lap 3.

On lap 5, rookie Camden Proud looped his No. 54 down the back stretch, bringing out the first yellow flag of the feature event. With five in the books, Connors lead Shampine, Iosue, Shullick, Danzer and Sload in a tight battle for positions one through six.

When the green flag was put back in the air, Shullick immediately went around Iosue for third, with Danzer following suit a lap later. The two cars split the No. 11 to take over the third and fourth spots, with Iosue now dropping back to fifth ahead of Jeff Abold and Tyler Thompson.

For the first fifteen laps, Connors, Shampine, and Shullick ran away out front, with Shampine trying a different lane just about every lap to get by the No. 01. When Shampine dropped low, Osetek Racing teammate Shullick looked high, but for the time being, no one was able to pass.

By lap 20, the remainder of the top seven, now made up of Abold, Thompson, and Sload, had all caught the lead trio in what eventually wound up being a nose to tail battle for positions one through seven.

On lap 23, Shullick looked to the outside of Shampine coming out of turn four and that proved to be a costly move for the No. 95. The two cars touched, and this wound up dropping Shullick back to fifth with Danzer and Abold both taking advantage.

With twenty one laps remaining, Shampine decided he was done waiting behind Connors and made a great move to take over the race lead in lapped traffic going into turn three. It was now Shampine out front over Connors, Danzer, Abold, Shullick, and Thompson a close sixth.

Two circuits later, Abold really took off in the No. 05, coming from tenth to go to the outside of Danzer and then to the inside of Connors in back to back laps. Looking for his third straight podium finish, Abold moved into second on lap 39.

On lap 40, Sload’s day came to an end with a rare mechanical failure on the No. 39. This set up a ten lap shoot out for the victory between Shampine, Connors, and Abold with Danzer, Shullick, Thompson, Gosek, and Otto Sitterly trailing.

For the remaining ten laps, Shampine simply dominated as he ran away from Abold and the rest of the field for his third Oswego Speedway checkered flag. Abold, Danzer, Shullick, Thompson, Gosek, Michael Barnes, Sitterly, Brandon Bellinger, and Dave Gruel completed the top ten.

Sitterly, who had a disappointing run in eighth place, was still able to secure his record breaking ninth track title by a healthy margin over Abold and Gruel. In doing so, Sitterly surpassed Nolan Swift for owning the most Oswego Speedway track championships in history.

Piloting the backup No. 08 car, which was originally set to be driven by Dan Kapuscinski, Barnes charged from twenty second to a fine seventh place run after encountering engine problems in the primary car. ‘The Hustler’ was awarded the D&S Landscaping Hard Charger.

After a tremendous run, Connors encountered issues in the closing laps to fall all the way back to eleventh. Despite the disappointment, the driver of the No. 01 machine was still awarded with the Lighthouse Lanes ‘Up & Comer’ contingency.

With Oswego Speedway’s regular events now in the books, the 2019 season will conclude with the 63rd edition of Budweiser International Classic Weekend scheduled for August 30 through September 1.

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About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. The speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at the Oswego Speedway making it the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds and 350 Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, and former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

BOX SCORE

Skip’s Fish Fry Track Championship Night

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Novelis Supermodifieds®

Feature (50-laps): 1. 55 KEITH SHAMPINE, 2. 05 Jeff Abold, 3. 52 Dave Danzer, 4. 95 Dave Shullick Jr, 5. 98T Tyler Thompson, 6. 00 Joe Gosek, 7. 08 Michael Barnes, 8. 7 Otto Sitterly, 9. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 10. 50 Dave Gruel, 11. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 12. 0 Tim Snyder, 13. 25 ® Dan Bowes, 14. 90 ® Jack Patrick, 15. 94 Logan Rayvals, 16. 27 Jamie Timmons, 17. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 18. 56 Hal LaTulip, 19. 54 ® Camden Proud, 20. 39 ® Alison Sload, 21. 11 Aric Iosue, 22. 78 Guard Nearbin

Heat 1 (12-laps): 1. 98T Tyler Thompson, 2. 11 Aric Iosue, 3. 05 Jeff Abold, 4. 55 Keith Shampine, 5. 94 Logan Rayvals, 6. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 7. 90 ® Jack Patrick, 8. 78 Guard Nearbin

Heat 2 (12-laps): 1. 39 ® Alison Sload, 2. 50 Dave Gruel, 3. 95 Dave Shullick Jr, 4. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 5. 25 ® Dan Bowes, 6. 27 Jamie Timmons, 7. 68 Michael Barnes

Heat 3 (12-laps): 1. 00 Joe Gosek, 2. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 3. 52 Dave Danzer, 4. 7 Otto Sitterly, 5. 0 Tim Snyder, 6. 54 ® Camden Proud, 7. 56 Hal LaTulip

Group Time Trials: 1. 7 Otto Sitterly - 15.850, 2. 50 Dave Gruel - 15.862, 3. 05 Jeff Abold - 15.902, 4. 00 Joe Gosek - 15.903, 5. 39 ® Alison Sload - 15.937, 6. 98T Tyler Thompson - 16.021, 7. 02 Brandon Bellinger - 16.037, 8. 95 Dave Shullick Jr. - 16.044, 9. 11 Aric Iosue - 16.058, 10. 94 Logan Rayvals - 16.126, 11. 68 Michael Barnes - 16.134, 12. 52 Dave Danzer - 16.149, 13. 55 Keith Shampine - 16.159, 14. 25 ® Dan Bowes - 16.163, 15. 0 Tim Snyder - 16.238, 16. 83 Lou LeVea Jr. - 16.258, 17. 01 Dan Connors Jr. - 16.330, 18. 54 ® Camden Proud - 16.367, 19. 90 ® Jack Patrick - 16.431, 20. 27 Jamie Timmons - 16.737, 21. 56 Hal LaTulip - 16.979

2019 Novelis Supermodified Track Champion: #7 Otto Sitterly

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #08 Michael Barnes

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

 

 

Newlin holds off Bard to win at Path Valley

In a classic veteran-versus-rookie duel, 2018 PA Sprint Series Champion “Zach Daddy” Newlin held off the challenge of PASS/IMCA newcomer Garrett Bard to win the 25-lap feature Saturday at Path Valley Speedway Park.

After a nearly race-long battle, Newlin and Bard spent the last five laps of the feature racing side-by-side for the lead while trying to pass a slower car. Bard actually was scored as leading two of the final five laps, but Newlin, from Millerstown, was able to use a lapped vehicle to his advantage on the final lap and grab the win in the Smith Concrete & Construction/Heather Sims Realtor/Newport VFW #11Z.

Bard, the Wells Tannery driver who only began his PASS career last month, came home a close second in the CG Racing Engines/Lias Tire #95.

Newlin had grabbed the early lead from his front-row starting position, and after a three-car crash in turns 1 and 2 on the first lap, had pulled out to a large lead, only to have Bard hunt him down. Twice, Bard caught up with Newlin in traffic, but cautions on laps 7 and 13 enabled Newlin to sprint out front again. But with the final 12 laps going green, the two ended up in a torrid battle for the lead as they weaved their way through lapped traffic, finishing the race with a side-by-side battle, and in the end, the veteran prevailed for this fourth PASS win of the season (first at Path Valley).

Ryan Lynn (Hollidaysburg; Ken Imler’s Machine Shop/Lingenfelter’s Awnings/GBC Landscaping/Campbell’s Property #26) came from 10th starting position to finish third, followed by Kassidy Kreitz (Sinking Spring; Rock-It Pizza & Subs/Maxim Chassis/Schannauer Plumbing & Heating #69K)) and Jake Frye (Lewisberry; Shope’s Landscape Maintenance/McCarthy Tire & Auto/RS Mechanical Services #56).

Rounding out the Top 10 were Scott Lutz (Jonestown; Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/Speedway Mart & Car Wash/Adams Auto Sales #33), “Cowboy” Jim Kennedy (Everett; Buzzy’s Auto #7), Dom Melair (Warrington; Glen Del Labradors #55), “Nitro Nick” Sweigart (Myerstown; A.H. Moyer/Ditchcreek Utility Services/C&L Siding & Decks) and Larry McVay (Bordentown, N.J.; #83).

Heat race wins for the 22-car field went to Newlin, Kreitz and Lutz. Jeffrey Weaver (Lock Haven; Weaver Radiator & Auto Repair #52) was the hard charger, moving from 22nd starting position to 13th at the checkers.

The evenings racing at Path Valley was part of the Fourth Annual Roy and Margaret McGee Memorial, honoring the speedway’s founders. Contingency awards included a $100 bonus for the winner and $35 for fourth place in each heat, plus $50 for fourth in the feature.

On hand for the Victory Lane ceremonies were members of the McGee family: Von McGee, Gary McGee, Judy McGee Timmons, plus Candace Parson, who was the first ever Miss Path Valley back in 1988.

Results from Path Valley Speedway Park, August 17, 2019

HEAT 1 – 1. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 2. 56-Jake Frye; 3. 80-Dave Wickham; 4. 26-Ryan Lynn; 5. 92-Dylan Proctor; 6. 83-Larry McVay; 7. 5-John Walp; 8. 17K-Kyle Keen.

HEAT 2 – 1. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 2. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 3. 95-Garrett Bard; 4. 20-Doug Dodson; 5. 23-Nathan Gramley; 6. 97-Kenny Heffner; 7. 8-Nick Sweigart.

HEAT 3 – 1. 33-Scott Lutz; 2. 55-Dom Melair; 3. 7-Jim Kennedy; 4. 21-Rob Felix; 5. Q2-Johnny Yanek; 6. 880-Drew Ritchey (DNF); 7. 52-Jeffrey Weaver (DNF).

FEATURE – 1. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 2. 95-Garrett Bard; 3. 26-Ryan Lynn; 4. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 5. 56-Jake Frye; 6. 33-Scott Lutz; 7. 7-Jim Kennedy; 8. 55-Dom Melair; 9. 8-Nick Sweigard; 10. 83-Larry McVay; 11. 21-Rob Felix; 12. 97-Kenny Heffner; 13. 52-Jeffrey Weaver; 14. 5-John Walp; 15. 880-Drew Ritchey; 16. 20-Doug Dodson; 17. 23-Nathan Gramley; 18. 92-Dylan Proctor; 19. Q2-Johnny Yanek; 20. 31-Donnie Hendershot/ 21. 17K-Kyle Keen; 22. 80-Dave Wickham (DNF).

 

 

Scott Holcomb Wins Lucas Oil ESS Kevin Ward Jr. Memorial Asphalt Spectacular at Evans Mills

Collects over $4,000 For His First ever Win on the Asphalt.

By Dean Reynolds

EVANS MILLs, NY – Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint veteran Scott Holcomb made a long tow from Granby, CT pay off by going wire to wire in winning the Kevin Ward Jr. Asphalt Spectacular at the Evans Mills Raceway Park on Saturday night. The victory was Holcomb's eighth career on the ESS circuit and it was worth $4,000 plus lap money.

"This is just my third time on asphalt so this is a surprise," said Holcomb, "We just kept making little adjustments as the night went along and it seemed to get faster, especially when we moved the wing back."

Holcomb did draw the pole starting spot and got the jump on his front row mate Kelly Hebing. Before a lap could be completed the yellow was out for Dave Axton who made contact with Denny Peebles. Axton had to be towed to the pits. On the restart it was the same result with Holcomb taking command.

The race went non-stop until lap 22 when the yellow came out for a slowed car.

"It was getting a good groove until the yellow late, I'll tell you I didn't want to see that yellow!" Holcomb noted, "Jeff (Cook) is good here and he has practiced here, when I saw him along side I knew I needed to get a good restart. My car took off and I guess it worked out well."

Holcomb indeed did get a good restart and held off the local favorite for the big win. Cook was second which made many of the hometown fans happy. "I was fast but as you can tell on that restart I just wasn't quite fast enough," Jeff continued, "Congrats to Scott, they work hard and travel a lot of miles to race with us, glad he got the win."

Dylan Swiernik made a late race pass to get third and being on the podium was very special for him as he was one of Ward's best friends. "To be here on the podium for this race in Kevin's honor really means a lot to me," said an emotional Swiernik, "The Ward family has helped me out so much over the years and it was real nice to see them have a. good night for Kevin."

Rounding out the top ten were Tommy Wickham, who made his first ever sprint car start on the asphalt, Matt Tanner, Hebing, Peebles, Kyle Moffit, Tyler Cartier and Shawn Donath.

A big crowd came out to watch the winged machines at Evans Mills which is under new management of Lee and Peggy Gill. Plans are already in the works for the event in 2020.

Asphalt Spectacular A-Main - Scott Holcomb ($4,000), Jeff Cook ($2,000), Dylan Swiernik ($1,000), Tommy Wickham ($900), Matt Tanner ($800), Kelly Hebing ($750). Denny Peebles ($700), Kyle Moffit ($650), Tyler Cartier ($600), Shawn Donath ($550), Matt Priscott ($525), Dave Axton ($500).

 

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series
Race 16 Saturday September 17th 2019
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series
Natural Bridge Speedway, Va.
Mike Leraas One Spot Better At The Bridge
After missing a couple of races for the weather events it was back to the Bridge and Mike Leraas turned a second place finish last race here in to a win this race. On a steamy hot evening the race track was smooth and slick with two lines that were both fast, Chris Ware and Bill Rice paced the field with Rice out first and Tom Humphries on him. Rice stayed smooth and kept Humphries behind until lap four with Humphries getting by just as Leraas made making his way to Rice with Jerald Harris making his way to the front as well. Humphries was moving away as Leraas got by Rice leaving Harris to work on Rice for third. A car slowed for a quick caution but now the field was bunched up as the green waved with Humphries staying high Leraas went low and after two laps of back and forth Leraas made it to the front. Harris got by Rice and was now after Humphries. With eight laps to go Harris made it to second but Leraas was not to be caught as he raced under the waving checkered flag first. At the stripe it was Mike Leraas, Jerald Harris, Tom Humphries, Bill Rice, Daren Bolac, Chris Ware, Charlie Ware and Matt Mullins. We will be heading out west to Eagle Raceway in Eagle Nebraska for the IMCA RaceSaver Nationals starting on Thursday August 29th through September 1st.
Thanks for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

Wilmot Raceway

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, August 17, 2019)--The Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Car 2019 Wilmot Raceway Season Champion will be crowned Saturday, August 24 as part of the Tommy Homan Memorial Street Stock Special along with Family Night.
The Bandit Championship may come down to a sidelined defending champion as Milwaukee's Tony Barron had his car destroyed in a feature crash August 16 of the Fair. Salem's Ryan Johnson, who was second by 8 points heading into August 16, had mechanical woes but plans to be in action for the point finale. Barron has said he is done for the season. With the sportsmanship shown by many of the Bandit drivers, Barron could still show up with a car making the title chase more interesting.
Street stocks, AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints, Modifieds and Lightning Sprints are part of the five division program.
Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. with on track activity getting underway about 6:00 p.m. and racing slated for 6:45 p.m.
The Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) return to their original home track Friday, August 30 in an all sprint car program featuring the Tony Stewart Sprint Car Challenge.
Stewart, a NASCAR and Indy Racing League champion along with numerous titles and sprint car feature wins, has never competed at Wilmot in a winged outlaw sprint car. Stewart will be taking on the IRA stars in a battle for the Tony Stewart Sprint Car Challenge with the Bill Klein Tribute award and a spot on the IRA Founders Trophy sponsored by the Southeastern Wisconsin Racing Hall of Fame all on the line.
The Founders award recognizes Ray Toft, Whitey Harris and the late Junior Dodd who originally put the IRA organization together 52 years ago. Bill Klein, the original president of the club who passed away earlier this summer, is being remembered in having the feature race run in his memory.
AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints and IRA Lightning Sprints are on the August 30 program as well.
Hartford's Bill Balog scored his fourth Roger Iles Tribute 36-lap Feature victory Saturday, August 17 to close out the Kenosha County Fair racing action at Wilmot Raceway.
"The car was actually easier to drive in the feature after the adjustments we made then it was during the heat race," said Balog, 8-time IRA champion of the victory before a standing room only crowd coming at the original birthplace of the IRA in Wilmot. "Winning the Roger Iles Tribute is special. I thank Ken Iles(Roger's son) for all he has done with this race. I am looking forward to being back(August 30)."
"A lot of people here don't know who Roger Iles was or his involvement with the IRA," said second place finisher Scotty Nietzel of Beaver Dam. "The Founders Night and Bill Klein Tribute is a great way to remember who started this. If you're going to finish second, doing that to Bill Balog isn't such a bad thing."
"I found something right at the end and went for it," said third place finisher Ben Schmidt of Howards Grove. "The car stuck and we were able to go from fifth to a podium finish. Looking forward to being back August 30."
Nietzel jumped into the lead of the 36-lap main holding the point until Balog worked up from his fifth starting spot as the front runners began encountering traffic. Ironically, equaling the number on his car, Balog took the lead with 17 laps remaining going on to sife his way through the backmarkers taking the checkered flag by a straightaway. Nietzel was second. Schmidt third. Sheboygan's Scotty Thiel fourth. Brandon Wimmer of Jonesboro, Indiana fifth.
Trevor's Chris Dodd topped the 20-lap 2nd Annual Bill Grogan Memorial AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprint feature.
"I was wondering if it was ever going to end," said Dodd, Wilmot's WingLess point leader following his second win of the season. "Bill Grogan was a special person and to win this race means a lot. I thank all of the sponsors who added money to the purse and especially Allen 'Taters" Hafford who put it all together."
Numerous cautions kept the WingLess main from getting much rhythm until the final seven circuits which went non-stop. On the restart seven laps from the finish, Zach Raidart of Antioch, IL appeared to lose power periodically with Dodd shooting to the high side to take the lead. The final caution period which came when Ryan Zielski collided with Greg Olsen as the two battled for the lead following a previous yellow at the mid-way point.
Dodd was followed at the finish by Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor, IL second.
Allen Hafford of Beach Park, IL took third charging through the field from 17th starting spot which he earned by virtue of winning the first "B" Main to make the feature. Raidart held on for fourth. Derek Crane of Waukegan, IL fifth.
C.J. Maleug of Johnsburg, IL led green flag to checkered in the non-stop 20-lap Lightning Sprint feature. "I saw Mark(Heinert) stick his front end inside me a couple times toward the end, so I just stood on it," Maleug remarked following his third Wilmot feature win of the season. "Going non-stop with all of the traffic made it tricky, but it's a great win before this huge crowd."
Heinert, of Waukesha, took second. Third place Ion Stear of Hebron, IL caught visiting fourth place Tom Brown of Ceresco, Nebraska on the final turn. Sun Prairie's Kevin Douglas was fifth.
SUMMARY - SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019 - WILMOT RACEWAY, WILMOT, WIS. - KENOSHA COUNTY FAIR
ROGER ILES TRIBUTE BUMPER TO BUMPER INTERSTATE RACING ASSOCIATION(IRA) OUTLAW WINGED SPRINTS: 36-LAP FEATURE: 1. Bill Balog, Hartford; 2. Scotty Nietzel, Beaver Dam; 3. Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove; 4. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan; 5. Brandon Wimmer, Jonesboro, IN; 6. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL; 7. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie; 8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam; 9. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL; 10. Dave Uttech, Kenosha; 11. Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls; 12. Brian Tripplett, Lincoln, IL; 13. Austin DeDeblauw, Holiday Hills, IL; 14. Kyle Schuett, Macon, IL; 15. Kris Spitz, Salem; 16. Nick Matusewski, Antigo; 17. Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls; 18. Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL; 19. Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek; 20. Russel Borland, Kewauskum; 21. Johnny Fahl, Brown Deer; 22. Bill Wirth, Cudahy; 23. Scott Biertzer, West Bend; 24. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL.
12-LAP "B" MAIN: 1. Schroeder; 2. Tripplett; 3. K. Spitz; 4. Modjeski; 5. Matt Wiese, Lomira; 6. Robbie Pribnow, Lomira; 7. Chris Klemko, Bristol; 8. Keith Fellner, Antigo; 9. Patrick Haynes, Bradley, IL; 10. Brian Strane, Paris; 11. Mike Decker, Silver Lake.
10-LAP HEAT WINNERS: B. Schmidt; Wimmer; Schultz; Nietzel.
FAST QUALIFIER: Thiel(:13.292 seconds).
BILL GROGAN MEMORIAL AUTOMETER WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINTS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Chris Dodd, Trevor; 2. Jimmy Sivia, Winthrop Harbor, IL; 3. Allen Hafford, Beach Park, IL; 4. Zach Raidart, Antioch, IL; 5. Derek Crane, Waukegan, IL; 6. Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY; 7. Chris Klemko, Bristol; 8. Rusty Egan, Burlington; 9. Nick Petska, Spring Grove, IL; 10. Randy Stanford, Kenosha; 11. Greg Olsen, Round Lake Heights, IL; 12. B.G. Wood, Kenosha; 13. Greg Alt, Delavan; 14. Ryan Zielski, Oconomowoc; 15. Shawn Swim, Winthrop Harbor; 16. Charles Spoonmore, Somonauk, IL; 17. Paul Shaffer, Milwaukee; 18. Jordan Paulsen, Trevor; 19. Tim Cox, Park City, IL; 20. James Walldan, Kenosha; 21. George Gaertner, Salem; 22. Patrick Haynes, Bradley, IL; 23. Zach Hansen, New Berlin; 24. Vince Bartolotta, Muskego.
10-LAP FIRST "B" MAIN: 1. Hafford; 2. Gaertner; 3. Swim; 4. C. Klemko; 5. Tom Eller, Zion, IL; 6. Ryan Irwin, Genoa City; 7. Lance Walldan, Winthrop Harbor; 8. George Gaertner III, Salem; 9. William Huck, Mukwonago; 10. Steve Clott, Madison.
10-LAP SECOND "B" MAIN: 1. Stanford; 2. Wood; 3. Spoonmore; 4. J. Walldan; 5. Natalie Klemko, Bristol; 6. Rod Colburn, New Berlin; 7. Andy Hunt, Rudolph; 8. James Wehrman, Kenosha; 9. Bruce Waterworth, Randolph; 10. Bryan Haynes, Bradley, IL.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Paulsen; Cox; Zielski; Sivia.
FAST QUALIFIER; Hafford(:15.308 seconds).
IRA LIGHTNING SPRINTS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. C.J. Maleug, Johnsburg, IL; 2. Mark Heinert, Waukesha; 3. Ion Stear, Hebron, IL; 4. Tom Brown, Ceresco, Nebraska; 5. Kevin Douglas, Sun Prairie; 6. Jeremy Douglas, McFarland; 7. Tim Brannan, Holiday Hills, IL; 8. Ron Brannan, Barrington, IL; 9. Jeff Schmidt, Slinger; 10. Shawn McGill, Johnsburg; 11. Mike Neau, Kenosha; 12. Bob Jeziorski, West Bend; 13. Michael Ungar, Madison; 14. Kevin Frederiksen, Hales Corners; 15. Max Brannam, Holiday Hills; 16. Jonathan Smith, Spring Grove, IL; 17. Derek Fortier, Racine; 18. Bobby Tackman, Oak Creek; 19. Tim Christensen, Winthrop Harbor.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: T. Brannam; Maleug.
FAST QUALIFIER: Heinert(:14.883 seconds).

Submitted by Michael H. Babicz

 

 

Davis, Schmidt, Otte, Arenz collect PDTR A-main hardware

Schmidt secures second straight Late Model title

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 17, 2019 – On a night when Plymouth Dirt Track Racing honored both its past champions and its loyal fans, several record-setting performances highlighted a eventful evening of action at The Plymouth Dirt Track at Sheboygan County Fair Park in Plymouth, Wis.

In the 25-lap Richard’s of Dunbar 360 Sprint Car A-main, 2010 PDTR champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee moved to the top of the track’s all-time 360 Sprint Car A-main victory list by recording his third main event victory of the 2019 season at Plymouth. Justin Schmidt of Cleveland wrapped up his second consecutive PDTR Late Model championship by earning his first Gasroots Project Late Model A-main victory of the season. Cedar Grove’s Jonathan Otte made a rare PDTR appearance pay off by collecting his first career Klips & Tips Grand National A-main triumph. Regular 360 Sprint Car competitor Travis Arenz of Sheboygan found victory lane in the Cellcom B Mod A-main in a guest driving role in the car normally wheeled by PDTR B Mod point leader Tim Warner of Fond du Lac.

After lining up on the inside of the second row, Adam Miller of Plymouth powered past rookie polesitter Nick Daywalt of Slinger and outside front row starter Tim Haddy of Waupun to take the lead in turn four of the opening circuit.

On lap 3, Kurt Davis, who started fourth worked the outside line of the tacky and two-groove racing surface to take over second, while 2017 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh moved in from the eighth starting spot to seize third with a low move in turn four on lap 7.

The leaders caught the rear of the field on lap 9, which allowed Davis to close in on Miller before the first of three caution flags appeared on lap 10 for the slowing car of rookie Jack Vanderboom of Dousman.

On the restart, Davis dove down low to take over the top spot from Miller in turn two on lap 11, while McMullen followed into second on lap 14. One lap later, rookie Brandon Berth of Cascade made his presence felt as he also worked his way past Miller to take over the third position after starting sixth.

On lap 17, Miller spun to a stop in turn two with a driveline failure to bring out the second caution flag of the race.

After another caution on the restart for a spin involving Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum in turn two, Davis showed his strength by bolting away from the field. As the laps wound down, McMullen cut the gap and attempted to mount one final using both the high and low grooves to try to find a way past Davis.

However, Davis fended off McMullen’s challenges to post his record 23rd career PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory to break a tie with two-time PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Danny Schlafer of Sussex. It was also Davis’ 60th career Midwest Sprint Car Association A-main victory, which also leads the series.

“I wasn’t going to run for points this year, but then we found ourselves leading and it was hard to stop racing,” Davis said in victory lane. “Travis Arenz has been really fast this year and someone needs to step up and give him a run. I have to thank everyone that works on this car all week, every week. This is a great overall team effort.”

McMullen finished second, Berth recorded a PDTR 360 Sprint Car career-best third-place showing, Jim Melis of Glenbeulah, who started ninth, placed fourth and 2018 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Justin Miller of Plymouth moved up from the 12th starting spot to finish fifth.

Chad Vetting of Valders led the Late Model A-main on the drop of the green flag from the pole position while Brian Konitzer of Sheboygan, who started second, fell into second with Justin Schmidt, who started fourth, taking third on the opening lap.

On lap 2, Schmidt worked around Konitzer to seize second and quickly set his sights on Vetting for the lead. Schmidt ventured up to the outside lane on lap four two sweep around Vetting in turn two and secure the top spot.

Two laps later, Schmidt had built up a half-straightaway cushion over Vetting and his lead extended to a full straightaway on lap 10 as Schmidt skillfully worked his way through lapped traffic.

The first of three caution flags appeared on lap 18 for Konitzer’s slowing car. On the restart, ninth starter Turk Letizia of Milwaukee worked the high groove to power into fourth, while third starter Ron Stroika of Milwaukee and Vetting battled side by side for second on lap 20.

Letizia quickly moved in to make it a three-car duel for second on lap 21 before engaging in a heated back-and-forth duel with Stroika for the runner-up spot over the next two laps.

Just after Letizia gained second for good, the second caution appeared on lap 22 for the stalled car of Kevin Baldry of Omro. The restart yielded the third caution flag when Mark Rose of Dorchester hit the turn one wall hard.

Following the final restart, Schmidt pulled away to earn his first PDTR Late Model A-main victory of the season and 10th career PDTR Late Model main event win. The victory also gap Schmidt an insurmountable 96-point lead over Buhler heading into the final PDTR Late Model points race of the 2019 season next Friday, Aug. 23.

Letizia was second, Stroika finished third, 2016 PDTR Late Model champion Tim Buhler of Greenbush placed fourth after starting seventh and fifth starter Jim Schmidt of Cleveland rounded out the top five.

“I’ve been waiting all season for this,” Schmidt said. “It feels good to get a win, which also helps a lot in sealing the track championship.”

Polesitter Jonathan Otte got the jump on the drop of the green flag to lead the opening lap of the Grand National A main, followed by second starter Donny Kulow of Elkhart Lake and third starter Josh Pierce of Fredonia.

On lap 3, Pierce, Kulow and sixth starter Dan Sorce of West Allis battled three-wide for second with Kulow emerging with the spot followed by Sorce in third before the first of two caution flags appeared on lap 5 for a spin involving J.J. Pagel of Mount Calvary in turn two.

Pierce surged into second on lap six along the low groove while sixth starter Luke Scholten of Oostburg used the high line to power into third.

As Otte was setting a blistering pace at the front of the field, plenty of action was going on behind him as Scholten shot around Pierce using the high line on lap 11 to gain second. However, Pierce battled back on lap 13 along the low groove as the two drivers dueled side by side for the spot over the next two laps before Scholten finally secured the position.

On lap 15, Scholten moved in to pressure Otte for the top spot in turn three. Scholten and Otte raced door to door over the next three laps before Otte gradually opened up a sizable gap starting on lap 18.

Meanwhile, PDTR Grand National point leader Tyler Kulow moved in to challenge Pierce for third on lap 19 before the second and final caution appearance on lap 23 for an infield tire, which had been pushed onto the track in turn three.

On the restart, Otte pulled away while Kulow worked around Pierce and moved into duel with Scholten for second before securing the runner-up spot at the finish line.

Otte held on to collect his first career PDTR Grand National A-main victory. Kulow was second, Scholten placed third, Dick Hed of Plymouth, who started 10th, finished fourth and Dan Sorce completed the top five.

“This is my first A-main win at Plymouth, which is the track where I started my racing career,” Otte said. “It is just the third time I’ve raced at Plymouth in the last three years, so maybe I should come back a little more often. I saw Luke [Scholten] there and I have a lot of respect for him. He raced with my dad. When I saw him, I knew I had to give it a little more.”

After starting on the pole, Travis Arenz grabbed the lead on the opening lap of the B Mod A main as 2018 PDTR B Mod champion Tim Sheppard of Beaver Dam, who started third, moved into second.

On lap 8, Sheppard closed in on Arenz, who was driving for Tim Warner, as the leaders began to maneuver through lapped traffic. Arenz and Sheppard got bottled up behind a large group of slower cars on lap 12, which allowed fourth starter Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls to pass Sheppard and seize second in turn four on lap 13.

Once he cleared the lapped traffic, Arenz opened up a half-straightaway cushion over Glander on lap 19. However, lapped traffic again played a role at the end as Glander made a huge run on the final lap as Arenz was held up behind a slew of slower cars.

On the white-flag lap, Glander went hard into turn three and made contact with Arenz, which caused Glander to spin into the infield. Glander eventually recovered to finish eighth, while Arenz continued to the checkered flag unscathed.

Arenz went on to earn his third career PDTR B Mod A-main victory in the caution-free race and shatter the previous B Mod A-main track record by 20 seconds. Sheppard finished second, fifth starter Travis Schmidt of Waldo placed third, Rick Kretschmann of Sheboygan Falls placed fourth after starting eighth and Shane Long of Sheboygan Falls, who started second, placed fifth.

Darrin Allard won the main event for the visiting Vintage Modifieds.

Travis Arenz won the PDTR 360 Sprint Car B Main and Marcus Hoeppner of Hartford won the PDTR B Mod B Main.

A total of 102 cars were on hand, including 31 360 Sprint Cars, 25 B Mods, 20 Late Models, 17 Grand Nationals and nine Vintage Modifieds.

The racing program, which was sponsored by Hidden Dreams Show Cattle, also featured past champions night, autograph night sponsored by Hopf Farms and kids’ backpack night sponsored by Cupcake Wonders.

The next PDTR racing program will take place this Friday, Aug. 23 with hot laps scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. and racing slated to begin at 6 p.m. It will be the final points race of the season for the PDTR Late Model division.

Four events remain on the 2019 PDTR schedule, which concludes on Saturday, Sept. 28.

RICHARD’S OF DUNBAR 360 SPRINT CAR Date of Race: August 17, 2019 HEAT 1 1, Tony Wondra 2, Nick Daywalt 3, Will Gerrits 4, Jack Vanderboom 5, Shane Wenninger 6, Doug Wondra 7, Tyler Brabant 8, Bill Taylor. HEAT 2 1, Danny Schlafer 2, Adam Miller 3, Tim Haddy 4, Chris Clayton 5, Kevin Karnitz 6, Travis Arenz 7, Lance Fassbender 8, Justin Erickson. HEAT 3 1, Brandon McMullen 2, Brandon Berth 3, Kurt Davis 4, Justin Miller 5, Paul Pokorski 6, Tyler Tischendorf 7, Tyler Nelson 8, Chris Larson. HEAT 4 1, Anthony Knierim 2, Jim Melis 3, Preston Ruh 4, Josh Teunissen 5, Tyler Davis 6, Nich Melis 7, Bake Wondra. B MAIN 1, Travis Arenz 2, Kevin Karnitz 3, Josh Teunissen 4, Chris Clayton 5, Paul Pokorski 6, Tyler Brabant 7, Tyler Tischendorf 8, Doug Wondra 9, Justin Erickson 10, Bill Taylor 11, Tyler Nelson 12, Blake Wondra 13, Chris Larson 14, Nich Melis 15, Lance Fassbender. A MAIN 1, Kurt Davis 2, Brandon McMullen 3, Brandon Berth 4, Jim Melis 5, Justin Miller 6, Will Gerrits 7, Chris Clayton 8, Anthony Knierim 9, Tony Wondra 10, Tim Haddy 11, Kevin Karnitz 12, Josh Teunissen 13, Tyler Brabant 14, Nick Daywalt 15, Tyler Davis 16, Shane Wenninger 17, Preston Ruh 18, Paul Pokorski 19, Travis Arenz 20, Adam Miller 21, Danny Schlafer 22, Jack Vanderboom.

GASROOTS PROJECT LATE MODEL HEAT 1 1, Tim Buhler 2, Mark Rose 3, Turk Letizia 4, Joe Bongiorno 5, Zack Kessler 6, Jim Juneau 7, David Jaeger (DNS). HEAT 2 1, Brad Mueller 2, Chad Vetting 3, Brian Konitzer 4, Charlie Schmidt 5, Glen Blanke 6, Paul Parker 7, Justin Ritchie. HEAT 3 1, Jim Schmidt 2, Justin Schmidt 3, Ron Stroika 4, Kevin Baldry 5, Eric Michaels 6, Donny Singer. A MAIN 1, Justin Schmidt 2, Turk Letizia 3, Ron Stroika 4, Tim Buhler 5, Jim Schmidt 6, Brad Mueller 7, Chad Vetting 8, Charlie Schmidt 9, Eric Michaels 10, Kevin Baldry 11, Glen Blanke 12, Zack Kesler 13, Donny Singer 14, Jim Juneau 15, Brian Konitzer 16, Joe Bongiorno 17, Paul Parker (DNS) 18, Justin Ritchie (DNS) 19, Dave Jaeger (DNS) 20, Mark Rose (DQ).

KLIPS & TIPS GRAND NATIONAL HEAT 1 1, Dan Sorce 2, Jason Juech 3, Matt Loehr 4, Josh Pierce 5, Donny Kulow 6, Dave Holm 7, Jacob Muehlbauer 8, Jeff Muehlbauer. HEAT 2 1, Luke Scholten 2, Jonathan Otte 3, Tyler Kulow 4, J.J. Pagel 5, Dick Hed 6, Derek Kaat 7, Travis Schmidt 8, Matt Yancey. A MAIN 1, Jonathan Otte 2, Tyler Kulow 3, Luke Scholten 4, Dick Hed 5, Dan Sorce 6, Josh Pierce 7, Matt Yancey 8, Donny Kulow 9, Matt Loehr 10, Jason Juech 11, Travis Schmidt 12, Jeff Muehlebauer 13, Dave Holm 14, Jacob Muehlbauer 15, Derek Kaat 16, J.J. Pagel 17, Steven Weber (DNS).

CELLCOM B MOD HEAT 1 1, Travis Schmidt 2, Barry Maas 3, Travis Arenz 4, Dan Melton 5, Justin Bauer 6, Marcus Hoeppner 7, Brandon Knepprath 8, Mark Hoeppner 9, Patrick Hanson. HEAT 2 1, Gary Glander 2, Rick Kretschmann 3, Shane Long 4, Tim Lange 5, Rory Welch 6, Donny Singer 7, Brady Harshbarger 8, Christopher Gilson. HEAT 3 1, Tim Sheppard 2, Steve Lorier 3, Brian Wieland 4, James Rautmann 5, Jesse Jakubowski 6, Phil Campanella 7, Joshua Mavis 8, Michael Gilson. B MAIN 1, Marcus Hoeppner 2, Mark Hoeppner 3, Brandon Knepprath 4, Brady Harshbarger 5, Donny Singer 6, Patrick Hanson 7, Joshua Mavis 8, Michael Gilson 9, Christopher Gilson. A MAIN 1, Travis Arenz 2, Tim Sheppard 3, Travis Schmidt 4, Rick Kretschmann 5, Shane Long 6, Marcus Hoeppner 7, Dan Melton 8, Gary Glander 9, Steve Lorier 10, Jesse Jakubowski 11, Brian Wieland 12, Barry Maas 13, Mark Hoeppner 14, Brandon Knepprath 15, Brady Harshbarger 16, Justin Bauer 17, Rory Welch 18, James Rautmann 19, Phil Campanella 20, Tim Lange.

 

 

Oswego Speedway

Greg O'Connor Outruns Oswego's Pathfinder Bank SBS Field for Third Career Victory

OSWEGO, NY (August 18, 2019) - G.O. Racing teammates Tony Pisa and Greg O’Connor shared the front row for Saturday’s 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS main event and it was O’Connor who went the distance for his third career Oswego victory presented by Skip’s Fish Fry.

“This is definitely a confidence booster going into Classic,” O’Connor said. “The car is the best it has been all year right now and probably last year too. I just can’t thank my guys enough for busting ass and getting this done for me. I couldn’t do it without them.”

On the initial start, O’Connor shot outside of Pisa’s No. 89 going into turn one and was able to virtually drive away for the remainder of the event. Pisa got pinned down low while O’Connor brought the Josh Sokolic No. 26 on the high side with him.

When Pisa kicked the rear end out on lap 2, this would open up the door for fifth starting David LaTulip and seventh starting Andrew Schartner to go past, now inheriting positions three and four. Meanwhile, O’Connor and Sokolic were already opening up an advantage over the field.

Unfortunately for Pisa, he remained hung out to dry for the first four laps, and before long, ninth starting Brad Haynes and tenth starting Anthony Losurdo had found their way under the No. 89 for the sixth and seventh positions.

In a close battle for third, LaTulip worked for ten laps to reel Sokolic in before finally making the move to take second on lap 13. This pinned Sokolic to the outside, and he was just barely able to clear Schartner and Haynes to hold onto third for the moment.

With ten laps to go, LaTulip reeled in and eventually began to pressure O’Connor for the race lead. Behind him, Schartner was working Sokolic over for third, only to drop out of the event with apparent engine issues just as he looked underneath the No. 26.

On lap 23, the leaders caught lapped traffic. When O’Connor went to the outside of a slower car, this opened the door for LaTulip, but the driver of the No. 27 car was unable to capitalize for the race lead.

With O’Connor hanging on, Sokolic, however, did undergo misfortune in that traffic. The No. 26 again went wide in between turns one and two and this time Haynes, Losurdo, and Bruce were all able to get by for positions three, four and five.

Back out front, O’Connor kept LaTulip at bay for his first Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super checkered flag in just over a season. O’Connor brought LaTulip, Haynes, Losurdo, Bruce, Sokolic, Pisa, Dave Cliff, Russ Bartlett, and Cameron Rowe across the line behind him.

Losurdo’s fourth place run secured the defending champion back to back track titles for car owner Mark Castiglia and Missile Motorsports. Losurdo won the points race over Cliff and teammate LaTulip.

With Oswego Speedway’s regular events now in the books, the 2019 season will conclude with the 63rd edition of Budweiser International Classic Weekend scheduled for August 30 through September 1.

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About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. The speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at the Oswego Speedway making it the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds and 350 Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, and former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

BOX SCORE

Skip’s Fish Fry Track Championship Night

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Pathfinder Bank SBS

Feature (30-laps): 1. 90 GREG O’CONNOR, 2. 27 David LaTulip, 3. 88 Brad Haynes, 4. 1 Anthony Losurdo, 5. 04 Michael Bruce, 6. 26 Joshua Sokolic, 7. 89 Tony Pisa, 8. 50 Dave Cliff, 9. 02 Russ Bartlett, 10. 77 Cameron Rowe, 11. 15 James Babcock, 12. 18 Andrew Schartner, 13. 03 ® Travis Bartlett, 14. 93 Steve Wood

Heat 1 (10-laps): 1. 26 Joshua Sokolic, 2. 90 Greg O’Connor, 3. 50 Dave Cliff, 4. 27 David LaTulip, 5. 02 Russ Bartlett, 6. 77 Cameron Rowe, 7. 15 James Babcock

Heat 2 (10-laps): 1. 88 Brad Haynes, 2. 1 Anthony Losurdo, 3. 18 Andrew Schartner, 4. 04 Mike Bruce, 5. 89 Tony Pisa, 6. 03 ® Travis Bartlett, 7. 93 Steve Wood

Group Time Trials: 1. 18 Andrew Schartner - 18.785, 2. 27 David LaTulip - 18.792, 3. 1 Anthony Losurdo - 18.806, 4. 50 Dave Cliff - 18.830, 5. 04 Mike Bruce - 18.834, 6. 90 Greg O’Connor - 18.882, 7. 88 Brad Haynes - 18.935, 8. 02 Russ Bartlett - 18.995, 9. 89 Tony Pisa - 19.033, 11. 77 Cameron Rowe - 19.242, 12. 03 ® Travis Bartlett - 19.289, 13. 26 Joshua Sokolic - 19.342, 14. 15 James Babcock - 19.694

2019 Pathfinder Bank SBS Track Champion: #1 Anthony Losurdo

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #88 Brad Haynes

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #26 Joshua Sokolic

White’s Car Care 4th Place Award: #1 Anthony Losurdo

 

 

SYE LYNCH FLIES TO 1ST CAREER FAST WIN & 1ST OF 2019 IN "410" SPRINTS AT SHARON; DAVIES IS 3RD DIFFERENT WINNER IN 3 "BICKERSTAFF CUP" SERIES MOD RACES; KRUMMERT GOES BACK-TO-BACK IN RUSH MOD TOUR; RUHLMAN TAKES RUSH SPRINTS; CAREER 1ST ECONO MOD WIN FOR BUCKLEY
by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH August 17, 2019 While most surrounding areas were hard hit by heavy rain and thunderstorms on Saturday, Sharon Speedway was spared for the most part stealing one from Mother Nature for once in a rain-plagued 90th anniversary season. Picking up victories as part of the Menards "Super Series" event on Sawtelle Tree and A&MP Electric Night and celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Sye Lynch-FAST Series for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars, Dan Davies-Bickerstaff Cup Series for the Outlaw Mods, Garrett Krummert-RUSH Touring Series for the HTMA/Precise Racing Products Sportsman Modifieds, Chad Ruhlman-RUSH Sprint Cars, and Andy Buckley-Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. Also, Tony Tatgenhorst won the "Wheelman" Non-Winners race presented by Ohio Intra Express and C&R Tire for the RUSH Mods. The pits were packed with 127 race cars.

After missing the last two events to compete at the Knoxville Nationals for the first time in his young career, Sye Lynch returned to Sharon on Saturday night and put on a dominating performance on a fast track. Lynch just missed eclipsing the six-year old track record in qualifying by 0.076, went fourth to first in his heat race, and then third to first on the opening lap of the feature and never looked back. Lynch dominated the 30-lap, $3,000 to-win event for his first career FAST-sanctioned victory and became the sixth different "410" Sprint Car winner in eight events at Sharon in 2019.

"This car felt so good," stated the 22-year-old Apollo, Pa. driver. "We've really been focusing on getting me more comfortable; more racing on new tracks will get you more experience. It's been really good. We've had a good month, but that was traveling. I told my guys we really need to focus on things back at home. We have a lot of big shows here. We've been a little bit off at Sharon this year, but my guys never gave up. My dad has a lot of wins here (50). I'm young and if Sharon keeps having Sprint Cars here we'll keep coming. I hope the fans liked it this is one of my favorite tracks."

Lynch would nose ahead of Brandon Matus to lead the opening lap, while Dan Kuriger, Darin Gallagher, and Carl Bowser filled out the top five. Sixth starting John Garvin, Jr. got by Gallagher for fourth on lap two. The event's first caution slowed action when Dan McCarron suffered a flat tire with five laps scored. When racing resumed, ninth starting Jack Sodeman, Jr. was on the move as he cracked the top five then passed Garvin for fourth on lap seven. A caution for Gary Kriess, Jr. with eight laps scored was the final stoppage of the event.

Back under green on lap nine, 10th starting Cole Duncan was halfway to the front when he passed Garvin. Sodeman continued to march forward as he slipped under Kuriger for third on lap 11. Up front, Lynch began to navigate lapped traffic at the halfway point, while Duncan stole fourth from Kuriger. Duncan, a two-time 2019 winner at Sharon, powered around the outside to take third from Sodeman on lap 19. Duncan had a lot of ground to make up and he simply would run out of time without caution.

With the last 22 laps going caution-free, Lynch lapped up to 11th place and took the checkered flag first in his Mosites Motorsports/Thoma Meat Market/Needles of Fury/All American Framers-sponsored #42 by a commanding 4.506 over Matus, who recorded his season's best Sharon finish. Duncan was third to maintain the FAST points lead. Carl Bowser was able to pass Kuriger and Sodeman in the second half of the race to finish fourth over Sodeman.

Kuriger dropped to sixth after starting second. Caleb Griffith went 15th to seventh over Tyler Gunn. In his second start of 2019, Adam Kekich charged from 20th to ninth. Garvin dropped to 10th. Heat winners were Bowser, Gallagher, and Lynch, while second place FAST points man, Lee Jacobs, won the last chance B main. Lynch set fast time over the 30-car field with a blistering lap of 12.780.

Dan Davies put on a show in the 25-lap Outlaw E-Mod feature. Davies started sixth and took the lead from veteran Randy Hall on lap six then held off a late charge by Brian Ruhlman for the $1,200 victory. Davies became the third different winner in as many "Bickerstaff Cup" Series events this season with the championship one coming up next Saturday.

"This place is the best place in the country- facts are fact," expressed the 34-year-old Warren, Pa. racer. "We ran really well tonight. I have to thank my dad (Ron) and David Stremme at Lethal Chassis. I get my head screwed up going in different directions at times and he gets it screwed back on straight- this is what happens when I listen to him. I'll be calling him and he'll be telling me I told you so."

Hall used the outside to take the early lead over pole-sitter Josh Ferry with Joe Gabrielson third and Davies up to fourth on the opening lap. It was three-wide for second on laps two and three with Davies taking runner-up using the bottom on lap three. Ferry though didn't go away regaining the spot on lap four, but Davies took it back one lap later then went after Hall. Davies was able to sneak under Hall racing off turn four on the sixth circuit for the lead.

Once in front, Davies moved up to the top and began to pull away instantly, while the battle behind him was hot for second with Hall trying to fend off Ferry and seventh starting Ruhlman, who joined in. The event's only caution was for Amanda Stiffler with 11 laps scored. Back under green, Ruhlman got a great restart to pass both Ferry and Hall for second. Ferry then would finally get around Hall for third on lap 15 using the outside. Ferry found a great line as he then drove around Ruhlman for second on lap 18.

Up front, Davies was setting a torrid pace, but would catch lapped traffic on lap 21, while Ruhlman regained second for good on lap 22. Ruhlman began to close in on Davies in the final laps. Davies really got slowed up in traffic in turn four on the final lap as Ruhlman made a big run, but came up 0.389 of a second shy. Davies' fifth career Sharon win came in his Wellbank Energy/Hutchison Carpentry/Close Racing Supply/Hoosier Tire/King Fab-sponsored #71D.

Ruhlman's runner-up allowed up to maintain the points lead with one race to go for the $1,000 to-win title. Hall would get back by Ferry to finish third. Ferry dropped to fourth. Mike Potosky went 15th to fifth to earn the $75 Burgan Realty Hard Charger. Joel Watson, Butch Lambert, Mike Kinney, Gary Eicher, and Gabrielson completed the top 10. Hall, Davies, and Gabrielson won the heat races over the 24-car field, while Stiffler won the B main.

Seventh starting Garrett Krummert came on late, passed Rob Kristyak on a restart, and led the final two laps to win an exciting 25-lap HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified feature that featured six cars challenging for the win in the closing laps. For Krummert, it was his second straight $600 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring Series victory for the defending champion, and third of the season at Sharon. RUSH drivers shared in $23,000 of product giveaways during their annual "Manufacturers Night".

"That was a hell of a race- if you didn't enjoy that then I don't know what to say," expressed the 31-year-old Ellwood City, Pa. racer. "That was RUSH Mod racing at its finest. I have to thank my car owner Jerry Schaffer. Also have to thank Vicki (Emig) at RUSH for the Manufacturers Night and all of the great prizes she gets for the racers."

Top runners Chas Wolbert and Rob Kristyak led the 24-car field to green with Kristyak taking the early advantage. The two would race side-by-side for the lead on laps two and three with Kristyak maintaining the top spot. Jim Rasey started sixth and moved into the top five on lap three then got under Gary Haupt for fourth on lap four. Back up front, Wolbert overtook Kristyak slipping under him in turn four on lap five. Wolbert then began to distance himself from the field on lap seven. Rasey and Tony Tatgenhorst were battling for third, while Kristyak closed in on Wolbert in lapped traffic on lap 16 before Gage Priester brought out the caution with 17 laps scored.

When green replaced yellow on lap 18, Rasey, ninth starting Kole Holden, and Krummert moved into positions three through five as they dropped Tatgenhorst out of the top five. Kristyak went back to P1 as he drove around Wolbert in turn four on lap 19. The two ran side-by-side on lap 20 with Wolbert going back to the lead on the 20th circuit. A caution for Jerry Schaffer with 22 laps scored slowed action.

Back under green, it was nearly four-wide for the lead racing off turn four as Kristyak maintained the top spot, but Krummert and Holden worked their way to second and third before another spin by Priester halted action for the final time with 23 laps scored. This set up a two-lap dash to the finish as Krummert made the winning move on the restart; meanwhile, Holden passed Kristyak on the last lap for second. Krummert's Jerry Schaffer Racing, Turn 4 Toilets-sponsored #10s took his third career Tour win by 0.320 of a second. The victory was also Krummert's fifth of his career in the division at Sharon and sixth overall including one Big-Block Modified win at the track.

Holden was second for the second straight week as he's now finished in the top four all nine nights at Sharon this year to lead the points. Kristyak dropped to third, but was able to take over the $3,000 to-win Hovis RUSH Weekly Series points over Wolbert, who was fourth. Rasey completed the top five. Eric Gabany went 13th to sixth over Blaze Myers, Tatgenhorst, Connor King, and Haupt. Heat winners over the season high 33-car field were Haupt, Kristyak, Wolbert, and Krummert, while Jim Bryce won the last chance B main. Wolbert established a new track record during his heat race with a lap of 16.728.

After four of the first six scheduled starters scratched, Tony Tatgenhorst passed Gage Priester on the opening lap and never looked back to win his leading third "Wheelman" Non-Winners race presented by Ohio Intra Express and C&R Tire for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. The 39-year-old Columbiana, Ohio earned another $75 in his All State Integrity of Salem/Edwards Flower Shop-sponsored #63T. Amelia Clay passed Priester on lap two to finish second. Preston Cope came from seventh to finish third over points leader Cameron Nastasi and rookie Brandon Albert.

Chad Ruhlman passed Arnie Kent on lap two then had to hold off Zach Morrow over the final 17 laps to score his second win of the season in the RUSH Sprint Cars. It was just the third completed event in nine tries this year at Sharon for the non-wing, 602 crate engine second year division.

"Whoever does this race track- this is bad ass," expressed the 42-year-old Bemus Point, NY standout. "There's 18 lanes of racing right now. This is really cool to be a part of this. The two weeks off allowed us to gather stuff back up as Kevin's (Ruhlman) stuff was pretty tore up from the last time we were here and I'm not going to do it without him. Glad to be back and back winning."

Ruhlman started fourth and passed both Jeremy Weaver and Morrow on the opening lap for second. Ruhlman's winning move came one lap later when he drove around Kent off turn two. Morrow did the same move on Kent to secure second on lap three, while sixth starting Brandon Blackshear snuck under Kent for third.

After a caution for rookie Nolan Grove's spin with four completed, it was a three-car race for the lead up front between Ruhlman, Morrow, and Blackshear. Morrow, who was running the extreme bottom, began to close in on the rim-riding Ruhlman as he had the lead down to two tenths and appeared as if he had a shot to overtake Ruhlman, but a caution for Brian Woodhall slowed action with 14 laps completed.

Chad's brother Brian Ruhlman, who started eighth and was fresh off a runner-up in the Outlaw Mod feature, drove around Blackshear for third on lap 16. Brian Ruhlman then closed on Morrow and his brother in the final laps. Chad Ruhlman though was able to keep the duo at bay as he took the checkered flag first by 0.698 of a second in his Callahan Water Hydraulics/Wicked Wrenches/Kelly Frederes Auto Repair/Close Racing Supply/North Star Unlimited/5th St. Sunoco/Jen's Pink Zebra/Ruhlman Race Cars/Premier Communications-sponsored #87R for his third career Sharon RUSH Sprint Car win. Blackshear was fourth over 12th starting Andy Feil. Kent and Morrow won the heat races over the 19-car field.

Andy Buckley led wire-to-wire in the 15-lap Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mod feature for his first career win in the division. Buckley now has four career Sharon wins coming in three different divisions with two in the Stocks, one in the E-Mods, and now one in the Econo Mods! Buckley also became the season's sixth different winner in seven races.

"It's been awhile coming," acknowledged the 50-year-old Stoneboro, Pa. driver, who last won at Sharon on May 27, 2017 in a Stock Car. "They did a good job on the race track tonight; you couldn't find a rut in it if you tried. Kudos to Dave (Willoughby)."

Buckley started on the outside pole and took charge over Brian Huchko, Ty Rhoades, Jarrett Young, and Jim Clay. Rhoades and Jeremy Double started side-by-side in row three and came forward as they took over second and third on laps two and three respectively. Rhoades and Double closed in on Buckley on lap seven. Lapped traffic came into play on laps 10 and 11, while Double made the pass for second on the 11th circuit. A spin by Pat Drennan slowed action with 13 laps scored.

Buckley chose the inside for the double file restart and was able to hold off Double in the final two-dap sprint to finish by 0.569 of a second in the Gerald Leamer-owned, Hillside Stone/Marlowe's Campground/Thomas Construction-sponsored #965. Buckley became the 32nd driver to win an Econo Mod feature in the 10-year history of the division. Rhoades was third. Dustin DeMattia came from the tail after an opening lap spin to finish fourth to earn his first track championship. Clay was fifth. Buzz Seitz, Dan McEwen, and Double won the heat races over the 21-car field.

FAST Series for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars (30 laps, $3,000 to-win): 1. SYE LYNCH (42) 2. Brandon Matus (13) 3. Cole Duncan (22) 4. Carl Bowser (11) 5. Jack Sodeman, Jr. (23Jr) 6. Dan Kuriger (08) 7. Caleb Griffith (Ward 33W) 8. Tyler Gunn (68G) 9. Adam Kekich (5K) 10. John Garvin, Jr. (J4) 11. Lee Jacobs (Lewis 81) 12. Michael Bauer (46) 13. Frankie Nervo (21N) 14. Darin Gallagher (12) 15. Brent Matus (33) 16. Darren Pifer (23) 17. Jimmy Morris III (Stafford 4N) 18. Brandon Spithaler (22) 19. Jordan Harble (5) 20. Dan McCarron (22M) 21. Jared McFarland (250) 22. Russ Sansosti (23s) 23. Gary Kriess, Jr. (Frederick 55) 24. Brett Brunkenhoefer (Kish 47). DNQ: Lance Christie (Kish 45), George Englert (11x), Jeremy Kornbau (27K), Joe McEwen (44), Logan McCandless (29), Ryan Broughton (22).

Outlaw (E) Mods "Bickerstaff Cup" Series Race #3 (25 laps, $1,200 to-win): 1. DAN DAVIES (71D) 2. Brian Ruhlman (49) 3. Randy Hall (Engles 68) 4. Josh Ferry (33) 5. Mike Potosky (m20) 6. Joel Watson (11x) 7. Butch Lambert (Hendrickson 19) 8. Mike Kinney (Porter 20P) 9. Gary Eicher (29) 10. Joe Gabrielson (58) 11. Scott Stiffler (14) 12. Amanda Stiffler (14A) 13. Brandon Grossman (17G) 14. Buzz Seitz (1) 15. Alan Atkinson (32) 16. Jeff Johnson (27) 17. Dusty Boley (75) 18. Chris Basich (71c) 19. Howard Fraley (217) 20. Mark Titus (25) 21. Dan McEwen (44) 22. Brian Huffman (07x)-DNS 23. Rich Michael, Jr. (17x)-DNS 24. Ray Gregory (82)-DNS.

RUSH Touring Series for the HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds (25 laps, $600 to-win): 1. GARRETT KRUMMERT (Schaffer 10s) 2. Kole Holden (2) 3. Rob Kristyak (00) 4. Chas Wolbert (c3) 5. Jim Rasey (32) 6. Eric Gabany (Schaffer 4s) 7. Blaze Myers (43JR) 8. Tony Tatgenhorst (63T) 9. Connor King (19) 10. Gary Haupt (16) 11. Josh Deems (9D) 12. Chelsie Kriegisch (10) 13. Jessica Kriegisch (63) 14. Calvin Clay (12c) 15. Jim Bryce (Schaffer 44) 16. D.J. Schrader (14) 17. Clayton Deems (55R) 18. Jacob Jordan (28J) 19. Teddy Williams II (818) 20. Kyle Martell (8) 21. Jerry Schaffer (14) 22. Gage Priester (71) 23. David Kalb, Jr. (11J) 24. Greg Porter (25). DNQ: Brandon Albert (30), Amelia Clay (16c), Pat Adams (39), Preston Cope (24P), Dale Fuller (Blaney 11B), Justin Halicki (24), Nathen McDowell (11G), Will Schaffer (4), Cameron Nastasi (615).

RUSH Sprint Cars (20 laps): 1. CHAD RUHLMAN (87R) 2. Zach Morrow (27) 3. Brian Ruhlman (49) 4. Brandon Blackshear (10) 5. Andy Feil (Mahoning/Eckart 9J) 6. Kevin Ruhlman (23) 7. Brad Blackshear (19) 8. Matt Sherlock III (55) 9. Jeremy Weaver (Hull 41) 10. Ryan Fraley (12) 11. Scott Hawkins (37) 12. Shawn Smith (36) 13. Nolan Groves (25) 14. Tyler Powell (35) 15. Arnie Kent (18) 16. Brandon Hawkins (27H) 17. Brian Woodhall (8B) 18. Dave Hawkins (27)-DNS 19. Steve Pedley (21)-DNS.

Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods (15 laps): 1. ANDY BUCKLEY (Leamer 965) 2. Jeremy Double (83) 3. Ty Rhoades (12R) 4. Dustin DeMattia (77D) 5. Jim Clay (84) 6. Dan McEwen (44) 7. Mitchell Lam (12) 8. Brian Huchko (60) 9. Buzz Seitz (1) 10. Ray Gregory (82R) 11. Gary Robinson (44R) 12. George Vestal IV (4) 13. Daniel Moffitt (2) 14. Rick Wilson, Jr. (35) 15. Jarrett Young (21) 16. Ed Snyder (25) 17. Pat Drennan (22) 18. Ed Roberts (6s) 19. Wayne Tessean (Williams 7) 20. Jacob Eucker (64)-DNS 21. Brian Toto (8B)-DNS.

Ohio Intra Express/C&R Tire RUSH Sportsman Modified "Wheelman" Non-Winners Race (10 laps, $75 to-win): 1. Tony Tatgenhorst 2. Amelia Clay 3. Preston Cope 4. Cameron Nastasi 5. Brandon Albert 6. Nathen McDowell 7. Justin Halicki 8. Gage Priester 9. Greg Porter-DNS 10. D.J. Schrader-DNS 11. David Kalb, Jr.-DNS 12. Teddy Williams II-DNS 13. Jim Bryce-DNS 14. Calvin Clay-DNS 15. Clayton Deems-DNS 16. Jacob Jordan-DNS 17. Will Schaffer-DNS.

Coming up next Saturday (August 24) will be the fourth and final "Bickerstaff Cup" Series race for the Outlaw Mods paying $3,000 to-win. The Menards "Super Series" event will also include the RUSH Sprint Cars, Stock Cars, and RUSH Sportsman Modifieds for Twin-State Auto Racing Club Night. It's Allegheny Tool, Graham Machine, and A&MP Electric Night. It'll be the final night of points. Race time is 7 p.m.

The "Battle at the Border" will feature the World of Outlaws Late Models on August 30 and 31. Friday night will feature a complete show for $6,000 to-win along with the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds for $600 to-win. Saturday will see the Super Late Models battle for $15,000 to-win and will be joined by the Elite Series for the Econo Mods racing for $500 to-win. Tickets are on sale at SharonSpeedway.com.

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

 

 

Josh Hansen Scores Third Win of 2019 in AST's Lone Stop at Brighton Josh Hansen stands in Victory Lane at Brighton Speedway after scoring his third Action Sprint Tour win of the season on Saturday, August 17.

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON, Ont. (August 17, 2019) - Josh Hansen executed a perfect slidejob in turns one and two to take the lead from Jordan Hill on lap eight of the Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com's 20-lap Feature and led the final 13 laps to score his third win of the season during the sophomore tour's lone stop of the season at Brighton Speedway on Saturday night. A total of 22 competitors made the trip to the most eastern stop on the schedule for the tour.

When the green flag dropped, it was Hill and Hansen who brought the field of cars that lined-up 11 rows deep up to speed for the main event of the night. Hill and Hansen broke away from third-place DJ Chrisite early on before they were slowed by a lap three caution when Brian Nanticoke spun over the banking in turn two. On the ensuing single-file restart, Hill led Hansen, Christie and sixth-starting Steven Beckett back to action.

Hill led the next four laps, while Hansen was all over the tail tank of the No.28 as he tried to find a way to the top spot. Behind the leaders, local driver Brandon Murrell and Ryan Hunsinger were embroiled in a tight side-by-side battle for fifth over several laps, with Hunsinger eventually retaining the spot.

Then on lap eight, Hansen stalked Hill down the front straightaway and dove underneath him in turn one before sliding up in front of him at the exit of turn two to drive off with the lead. However, as the race continued to run under green flag conditions, Hill stayed within five car lengths of the leader as he worked into lapped traffic. With five laps to go, Hill was within striking distance and was waiting for the opportunity to arise where he could use the slower cars to his advantage and steal the lead back from the No.88h.

That opportunity nearly came with two laps to go before the second and final caution flag of the night came with 19 laps complete when Allan Downey spun in turn four, just as the leaders were working through turn three and four to collect the checkered flag. Instead, it setup a one-lap dash to the finish. Hansen got an excellent restart to open a three car-length advantage. On the final two corners, Hill offered every bit of momentum he had to try and slide in front of Hansen, but ran out of time and room and Hansen drove to the victory.

Following Hill onto the podium was DJ Christie in third. On the final restart, Lucas Smith got by Beckett to finish fourth and claim the night's hard charger award in the process after driving from the 11th starting spot to a top-five finish.

Christie, Hill and Beckett were heat race winners to begin the night and transferred to the redraw for the top-six finishers along with runner-up drivers Ryan Hunsinger, Spencer Davis and Hansen. Hill drew the pole for the main event while Hansen was the last driver to pull and drew the outside of the front row.

The Action Sprint Tour will wrap-up its 2019 season with round 10 and crown a new champion during the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway on September 14. Race time will be 7:30pm. For more information on the Action Sprint Tour, including a full break down of the Series’ 2019 point fund and race purses as well as series rules, visit www.ActionSprintTour.com.

Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Race Report August 17, 2019 Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ontario, Canada Total Entries – 22

Entry List No. Name – Hometown 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, Ont. 1c Davey Boughton - Carlise, Ont. 1eh Paul Klager – Beamsville, Ont. 3b Blaine Barrow – Welland, Ont. 5 DJ Christie - Beachville, Ont. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ont. 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ont. 12 Brad Herron – Waterford, Ont. 14T Noelle Teal – Hagersville, Ont. 19 Brandon Murrell - Gores Landing, Ont. 19d Allan Downey – Waterloo, Ont. 20 Johnny Miller – Six Nations, Ont. 28 Jordan Hill – Ohsweken, Ont. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ont. 29w Tyler Ward – Woodstock, Ont. 49h Jerry Hill – Hagersville, Ont. 49L Lucas Smith - Brantford, Ont. 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, Ont. r52 Ryan Hunsinger – Caledonia, Ont. 83 Spencer Davis – Scotland, Ont. 88 Jesse McDonald – Hagersville, Ont. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ont.

A-Feature (20 laps) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 88h-Josh Hansen, [2]; 2. 28-Jordan Hill, [1]; 3. 5-DJ Christie, [3]; 4. 49L-Lucas Smith, [11]; 5. 08-Steven Beckett, [6]; 6. 19-Brandon Murrell, [7]; 7. r52-Ryan Hunsinger, [4]; 8. 5d Jacob Dykstra, [9]; 9. 1eh-Paul Klager, [8]; 10. 12-Brad Herron, [10]; 11. 88-Jesse McDonald, [12]; 12. 83-Spencer Davis, [5]; 13. 3b-Blaine Barrow, [13]; 14. 1c-Davey Boughton, [16]; 15. 29-Liam Martin, [15]; 16. 14-Noelle Teal, [14]; 17. 20-Johnny Miller, [19]; 18. 49h-Jerry Hill, [17]; 19. 19d-Allan Downey, [21]; 20. 29w-Tyler Ward, [22]; 21. 51-Trevor Young, [20]; 22. 9c-Brian Nanticoke, [18]; A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jordan Hill 1-7; Josh Hansen 8-20 Hard Charger – Lucas Smith +7 (11th to 4th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 5-DJ Christie, [1]; 2. r52-Ryan Hunsinger, [3]; 3. 19-Brandon Murrell, [2]; 4. 12-Brad Herron, [8]; 5. 3b-Blaine Barrow, [4]; 6. 1c-Davey Boughton, [7]; 7. 20-Johnny Miller, [5]; 8.29w-Tyler Ward, [6]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 28-Jordan Hill, [1]; 2. 83 Spencer Davis, [2]; 3. 1eh-Paul Klager, [4]; 4. 49L-Lucas Smith, [6]; 5. 14-Noelle Teal, [5]; 6. 49h-Jerry Hill, [3]; 7. 51-Trevor Young, [7]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 08-Steven Beckett, [1]; 2. 88h-Josh Hansen, [3]; 3. 5d-Jacob Dykstra, [5]; 4. 88-Jesse McDonald, [4]; 5. 29-Liam Martin, [7]; 6. 9c-Brian Nanticoke, [2]; 7. 19d-Allan Downey, [6]

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2019 Action Sprint Tour Schedule

Mon. May 20 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Josh Hansen Sun. June 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, On – Rained Out Sat. June 8 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway – Merlin, Ont. – Winner: Liam Martin Mon. July 1 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Josh Hansen Sun. July 14 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Steven Beckett Tue. July 23 – Ohsweken Speedway – Six Nations, Ont. – Winner: Matt Farnham Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner – Matt Farnham Sun. August 11 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Liam Martin Sat. August 17 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont. - Winner: Josh Hansen Sat. September 14 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

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MARTIN COLLECTS WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY OVSCA WIN; DROWN CLINCHES LATE MODEL CROWN WITH WIN & TACKS ON ANOTHER SUPER STOCK VICTORY; BRAD HENSEL SCORES 3rd MINI STOCK VICTORY

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, August 17, 2019

By Mike Swanger

After 5 weeks of good weather, rain returned to delay the start of Southeastern Equipment night at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ as a late afternoon downpour soaked the track and a lingering shower around 5 pm put the track crew into overdrive to get the racing surface ready for the nights action as many of the drivers and cars also helped getting the track into racing shape.

The Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association checked in with 31 sprint cars on hand and Wooster’s Broc Martin would start on the outside front row and lead all the way for his first win of the season and his first OVSCA win. Although Martin and his Jim Smith Enterprises and Orrville Trucking #83 would be out front, action was tight behind him as Cale Conley and Danny Mumaw was in pursuit of Martin early on but on lap nine, Mumaw would jump the cushion in turn one allowing Bryan Nuckles and TJ Michael to get by. the 1st caution came on lap 13 when Chris Myers came to a stop, This would help Martin out as he was getting through lapped traffic as Conley was closing in. One lap later, Trey Jacobs slows to a stop for another caution. The green flag would wave for three more laps when the race would come to a stop on lap 17 when Trevor Baker slowed in turn two and Tyler Dunn, who won the last chance race, could not avoid Baker and went for a flip, and a little ways behind them, points leader Dean Jacobs and Clay Riney got tangled together ending all four drivers nights. The race would go green for one lap before the red reappeared in a wild sequence of events as Mumaw and Michael would touch wheels coming out of turn four with both checking up with a pack of cars right behind them. Mumaw coasted into the infield as Michael kept going but cars behind them scattered to get around and Andrew Palker and Henry Malcuit, who were racing for sixth, would get together going into turn one and both would go for a tumble as all four of those drivers were finished for the night. The race would go non stop after that as Conley would stay close to Martin but could never mount a serious challenge to take the lead. Nuckles would end up third while Dylan Kingan finished a career best of fourth while Keith Baxter filled out the top five. Kingan, Nuckles, Conley and Martin claimed the heat wins.

It was season championship night for the Malcuit Tavern Super Late Models with Larry Bellman and Justin Chance leading the field to the green flag and Bellman quickly grabbed the lead as Wooster’s Doug Drown would pull into second on the opening lap and J R Gentry taking third from his 10th starting spot on lap two. Bellman would open up an eight car length lead early on and by lap 6 was encountering lapped traffic. Coming out of turn four in the low groove, at the completion of lap 10, Bellman got boxed in by a couple of the back markers which allowed Drown and Gentry to get by. Drown and his Ely Road Reel Company and Wooster Glass #12 would start to pull away until a lap 17 caution as heat winner Charlie Duncan spun with Brett Bee sliding into him and ending both of their race. As the race went back to green, Gentry was looking for a way to get around Drown but could not make a move. One final yellow on lap 22 for a stopped Thomas Baker, would give Gentry some hope and getting by Drown but this time Bellman motored past Gentry who would slow and pull off with two laps to go. Drown would pull away in the final two circuits to post his 7th win and claim the season champioship. Bellman finishes with a season best second place after winning his first heat win of the season. Ryan Markham was third with Brad Malcuit taking fourth as Rex Slaughter rounded out the top five. Nick Cox moved up 8 positions to capture the Kar Connection Hard Charger award.

For the majority of the McKenzie Concrete Super Stock season it has been the Doug Drown and John Wilson one and two show with a little bit of Gary Hensel Jr. thrown in and this night would be no different. Drown and his Char’s Cars and Gionino’s Pizza #21d would start on the outside front row with Wilson right behind him in the 4th starting spot and they would run one and two for the opening three laps when the yellow would wave. On the double file restart though, Wilson out charged Drown for the lead as Don Rutt and Hensel Jr. dueled for third. Another caution on lap eight and once again Wilson would get the advantage when the green reappeared but Drown kept along side and regained the point on lap 11 as Hensel Jr. took over third from Rutt. A red flag for a fire in Coty Conway’s machine would set up a two lap showdown for the win and Drown would hold off the charging Wilson for his 8th win of the year and Wilson would finish second for the 8th time, six of them to Drown. Hensel Jr. takes home third as Rutt held off Brandon Craver for fourth. Heat winners were Hensel Jr. and Wilson.

In seven of the previous 10 features of the JOYRIDE Transport Mini Stock features, it has been a Hensel or a Staley in the Summit Racing victory lane and tonight would be no different as Smithville’s Brad Hensel and his JOYRIDE Transport and D J Services #28 would win his third feature of the season but it was not an easy win. Pole Sitter and one time feature winner, Wyatt Zimmerman would keep the pressure on Hensel for the lead and right after the race’s only caution at the halfway mark, would take the lead on the restart as Wes and Cory Staley was both in contention to move into the top spot. Hensel would reclaim the lead on the next circuit and hold off all three as the checkered flag waved. Zimmerman would finish second as Wes Staley finished ahead of Cory Staley and Brent Boreman was fifth. Justin Cranmore, Hensel and Wes Staley chalked up the heat wins.

The Contingency Connection ‘Racer’s Rewards’ were once again up for grabs for all the drivers for the weekly and yearly awards.

Next Saturday night, August 24th will be season championships for the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints, the McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks and the JOYRIDE Transport Mini Stocks as the Modifieds will also be on the racing card for the second time this season. Gates will open at 4 pm and racing at 7 pm.

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, August 17, 2019

OVSCA & PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS

Heat 1 Dylan Kingan, Danny Mumaw, Dave Dickson, Nick Patterson, Trey Jacobs, Troy Kingan, Chris Myers, William Aumend

Heat 2 Bryan Nuckles, Henry Malcuit, Hunter Lynch, Lance Webb, Tyler Dunn, Ray Miller, Travis Danford, Josh Davis dns

Heat 3 Cale Conley, T J Michael, Clay Riney, Dean Jacobs, Shawn Hubler, Eric Martin, Cheyne Mixon, Jamie Myers

Heat 4 Broc Martin, Andrew Palker, Steve Butler, Keith Baxter, Trevor Baker, Mark Imler Andy Fike

‘B’Main Tyler Dunn, Trey Jacobs, Trevor Baker, Chris Myers, Mark Imler, Travis Danford, Josh Davis, Troy Kingan, William Aumend, Cheyne Mixon, Ray Miller, Andy Fike, Shawn Hubler, Eric Martin, Jamie Myers dns

Feature Broc Martin, Cale Conley, Bryan Nuckles, Dylan Kingan, Keith Baxter, Nick Patterson, Steve Butler, Hunter Lynch, Dave Dickson, Lance Webb, Danny Mumaw, T J Michael, Henry Malcuit, Andrew Palker, Tyler Dunn, Trevor Baker, Trey Jacobs, Clay Riney, Dean Jacobs, Chris Myers

MALCUIT TAVERN SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Larry Bellman, Ryan Markham, Doug Drown, Rick Mardis, Brett Bee, Tom Denzinger, Thomas Baker, Nick Cox, Jason Skelly dns

Heat 2 Charlie Duncan, Rex Slaughter, Justin Chance, Brad Malcuit, J R Gentry, Jerry Aber, Jason Henderson, Craig Hartong

Feature Doug Drown, Larry Bellman, Ryan Markham, Brad Malcuit, Rex Slaughter, Justin Chance, Nick Cox, Tom Denzinger, J R Gentry, Craig Hartong, Thomas Baker, Jerry Aber, Charlie Duncan, Brett Bee, Jason Henderson, Rick Mardis, Jason Skelly dns

MCKENZIE CONCRETE SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Gary Hensel Jr., Brandon Craver, Chase Alexander, Justin Lorentz, Joe Gillespie, Paul McVicker, James Alleman, Virgil Masters, Brandon Dormaier

Heat 2 John Wilson, Doug Drown, Don Rutt, Nick Humphrey, Curt Zimmerman, Luke Sprouse, Ken Catlette, Coty Conway

Feature Doug Drown, John Wilson, Gary Hensel Jr., Don Rutt, Brandon Craver, Joe Gillespie, Paul McVicker, Luke Sprouse, Curt Zimmerman, Virgil Masters, Nick Humphrey, Justin Lorentz, Coty Conway, James Alleman, Brandon Dormaier, Chase Alexander, Ken Catlette

JOYRIDE TRANSPORT MINI STOCKS

Heat 1 Justin Cranmore, Wyatt Zimmerman, Nova Martin, David Keagy, Dusty Long, Ryan Carder, Molly Rannigan, J R Graser, Clayton Evans

Heat 2 Brad Hensel, Wayne Newbury, Kevin Markey, Tyler Wiles, Jolene Voshel, Mitch Reicard, Coree Boyd, Darrell Taylor, Chaz Dawson

Heat 3 Wes Staley, Cory Staley, Brent Boreman, Jordan James, Shawn Rush, Doug Hensel, Jimmy Burns, Zach Myers, Brad Henderson

Feature Brad Hensel, Wyatt Zimmerman, Wes Staley, Cory Staley, Brent Boreman, Justin Cranmore, Nova Martin, Jordan James, Doug Hensel, Shawn Rush, Kevin Markey, Wayne Newbury, Jolene Voshel, Ryan Carder, David Keagy, Zach Myers, Dusty Long, Molly Rannigan, Chaz Dawson, Mitch Reichard, Coree Boyd, Clayton Evans, Tyler Wiles, Brad Henderson, Jimmy Burns dns, JR Graser dns, Darrell Taylor

 

 

Kelsey Carpenter Wins ISCS Week Of Speed Finale At GHR; Tanner Holmes Crowned Champion

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Dryden Racing Media) Elma, Washington-The sixth and final round of the 2019 ISCS “Week Of Speed” came down to Saturday, August 17th at Grays Harbor Raceway. It marked the second straight night that the Interstate Sprint Car Series visited the 3/8-mile clay oval in Elma. Twenty-two cars once more inhabited the pit area from the states of Washington, Oregon, California, and Idaho.

Kelsey Carpenter, last night’s runner-up, wasted no time putting the Bill Rude owned mount to the front. Taking full advantage of his outside front row starting position, Carpenter was the leader of the opening lap. The Burlington chauffeur blazed a rapid trail over the rest of the field and managed to construct a massive lead.

The only thing that slowed Kelsey up was two stoppages, on lap ten and fifteen, but on every restart, he went back to work on deserting the competition. At the drop of the checkered flag, Kelsey Carpenter finished in first place for the first time with the ISCS. He is the tenth different winner in series history and the second driver from the Evergreen State to have won a main event.

Junction City, Oregon veteran Shane Forte held on to second place while Tyler Driever, the teenager from Meridian, Idaho, posted an incredible third-place finish. Cottage Grove, Oregon native Kinzer Cox recorded crossed the stripe in fourth over Eric Turner, of Lake Stevens, in fifth.

When all the dust had settled, and the points were tabulated up, Tanner Holmes was declared the overall ISCS Speedweek champion. The Jacksonville youngster won three out of six main events and never finished outside the top ten all week long. Holmes got in a tangle with a lapped car in the final night went to the pits but rallied to seventh place after restarting in seventeenth.

Group qualifying was split up into three groups. Earning fast time awards were Shane Forte, Covington’s Sean Johnson, and Ashleigh Johnson of Ferndale. Heat race victors were Tanner Holmes, Cory Swatizina from Sedro-Woolley, and Sutherlin, Oregon rookie Nickye Mendenhall.

On behalf of the staff of the Interstate Sprint Car Series, we want to send a special thanks to all of the drivers, teams, and fans that made this year’s Speedweek so enjoyable. Be sure and check out the official ISCS Series Facebook page for the latest updates for the rest of the races of the year as well as the 2020 ISCS “Week of Speed.”

Race Results: ISCS Speedweek Race #6 Saturday, August 17th, 2019 Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington

Group Qualifying: Shane Forte (1), Sean Johnson (2), Ashleigh Johnson (3)

Heat Race Winners: Tanner Holmes (1), Cory Swatzina (2), Nickye Mendenhall (3)

A-Feature: 1. Kelsey Carpenter; 2. Shane Forte; 3. Tyler Driever; 4. Kinzer Cox; 5. Eric Turner; 6. Cory Swatzina; 7. Tanner Holmes; 8. Sean Johnson; 9. Enrique Jamie; 10. Tyler Thompson; 11. Emily Williams; 12. Steven Snawder; 13. Ashleigh Johnson; 14. Anthony Pope; 15. Michael Bollinger; 16. Bill Rude; 17. Brett McGhie; 18. Tyrell Mead; 19. Morgan Burks; 20. Nickye Mendenhall; 21. Raquel Ivie; DNS Tom Weiss

2019 ISCS Speedweek Schedule: August 12th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, OR (Tanner Holmes) August 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR (Jake Wheeler) August 14th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR (Tanner Holmes) August 15th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, OR (Tanner Holmes) August 16th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA (Tyler Thompson) August 17th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA (Kelsey Carpenter)

 

 

Dustin Selvage Ends Drought with $2,000 Sprint Invaders Score at 34 Raceway!

(Bill W) Donnellson, IA, August 17, 2019 – For the second night in a row, a veteran scored their first win in several years with the Sprint Invaders. At 34 Raceway’s “Racing Towards a Cure” Night Saturday, it was Dustin Selvage’s turn. The Indianola, Iowa resident earned $2,000 for his first victory with the series since 2013. It was his fourth both at 34 Raceway and with the series in his career and came aboard Jarrod Schneiderman’s #88 entry. Friday night, Kaley Gharst had scored his first Sprint Invaders win since 2012 with his victory at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson.

The 3/8-mile oval proved to be a tacky one. After a missing man formation honoring the late Brian Hetrick during the pace laps, Josh Schneiderman led early in the 25-lapper, ahead of Selvage and Paul Nienhiser. He was in traffic by lap five, and escaped disaster when he jumped the cushion in turn two.

Nienhiser won his heat easily and then dominated the Dash. In the feature, he started sixth and was past Selvage for second by lap seven. He reeled in Schneiderman, and when the leader hesitated in traffic, he roared around the outside to lead lap ten.

A lap later, disaster struck. Nienhiser jumped the turn one cushion and got sideways, performing a series of flips. He walked away under his own power.

Schneiderman inherited the lead ahead of Selvage, Chris Martin, Carson McCarl and Brayden Gaylord. Schneiderman was back in lapped traffic with nine laps to go. Selvage was staying with the leader, and when Schneiderman checked up behind a lapped car in turn two on lap 17, he pounced and took the point.

Selvage was able to maintain his advantage the last eight laps to pick up the win. Martin used a last lap pass to gain second, ahead of Schneiderman, McCarl and Gaylord. Gharst, Daniel Bergquist, Cody Wehrle, Josh Higday and John Schulz rounded out the top ten. Selvage and Martin joined Nienhiser as heat race winners.

“I felt really bad last night,” said Selvage, who tipped his car over in Donnellson. “Jarrod gave us a good car, and I just ran out of talent there in that feature. We had some work to do today, but it all panned out. I can’t believe we’re standing here. I decided to be a car owner at Knoxville this year (for Craig Dollansky), and became a Dad last Fall. But Jarrod called me…just two buddies having fun and we parked it tonight! The way the track was, it was tough to pass and we got to lapped traffic really quick. It doesn’t mean we were faster than Josh. He just got put in a bad position behind a lapped car. That’s all it took. I think this is my fourth win at Burlington, but it’s by far the best one.”

“I felt like we were a little snug early on,” said Martin. “As the fuel load went away, and the track got a tad slicker, we went better. We definitely figured out a lot of stuff with about twelve to go. I wish we would have had about five more laps. A big congrats to Dustin. Not many people can just hop back in a car and win, you know. I’ve won a few around here, and I know it takes a lot of mental and physical effort. Congrats to him.”

“I think we had the car to beat,” said Schneiderman. “One lapped car kind of killed our momentum. It allowed Dustin to get by. At the end of the race, I was just trying too hard trying to get back to Dustin and the 44 got by us. This track has had a lot of highs and lows for me. Ultimately, we enjoy coming here. We can’t seem to get our season going. We can’t seem to catch a break, but we’re keeping our heads held high. We’ve got good racecars and we’ll finish in front one of these nights.”

Though Gharst missed out on a $1,000 bonus for sweeping both features during the weekend, Carson McCarl benefited by being the driver scoring the most points. He was awarded $500 from Storm Steel for his feat. Third through sixth place earned an extra $100 from Storm Steel, and Schulz earned an extra $100 for being the hard-charger. The purse had already been bolstered, courtesy of Shottenkirk.com.

The Sprint Invaders return to 34 Raceway Friday, August 30. The event will be co-sanctioned with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series. For more information on the Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com.

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 88, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (2) 2. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (3) 3. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (1) 4. 17A, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (4) 5. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (5) 6. 78, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (9) 7. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (10) 8. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (7) 9. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (11) 10. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (15) 11. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (12) 12. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (13) 13. 29w, Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA (8) 14. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (14) 15. 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (18) 16. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (19) 17. 01, Travis Spence, Stronghurst, IL (21) 18. 83, Kurt Mueller, Reynolds, IL (20) 19. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (16) 20. 50, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (6) 21. 51J, Matt Krieger, Burlington, IA (17) DNS – 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA. Lap Leaders: Schneiderman 1-9, Nienhiser 10, Schneiderman 11-16, Selvage 17-25. KSE Hard-charger: Schulz.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Dustin Selvage (2) 2. Josh Schneiderman (4) 3. Cody Wehrle (1) 4. Daniel Bergquist (3) 5. Tanner Gebhardt (7) 6. Ryan Leavitt (6) 7. Justin Buchholz (5) 8. Travis Spence (8)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Paul Nienhiser (2) 2. Brayden Gaylord (1) 3. Wyatt Wilkerson (4) 4. Josh Higday (5) 5. Harold Pohren (6) 6. Matt Krieger (3) DNS – Brad Comegys

Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Chris Martin (2) 2. Carson McCarl (1) 3. Kaley Gharst (6) 4. Jamie Ball (3) 5. John Schulz (5) 6. Colton Fisher (7) 7. Kurt Mueller (4)


Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Paul Nienhiser (4) 2. Josh Schneiderman (1) 3. Dustin Selvage (3) 4. Chris Martin (2) 5. Carson McCarl (6) 6. Brayden Gaylord (5)

Contingencies

Storm Steel $500 High Point Bonus – Carson McCarl
Pyrotec – Justin Buchholz
Saldana Racing Products – Tanner Gebhardt
Kreitz Oval Track Products – Cody Wehrle

 

 

Grosz, Johnson and Schultz Produce Wins During Glenn Gillund Night at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Aug. 17, 2019) - Lee Grosz, Bill Johnson and Eric Schultz each garnered a feature victory on Saturday evening as Jackson Motorplex hosted Glenn Gillund Night presented by Gillund Enterprises.

Grosz garnered his second DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars win of the season at the oval. The result propelled him into the lead in the track championship standings.

Grosz took the lead on a wild Lap 8 when he and Dominic Scelzi, who led the first seven laps, reached thick traffic. Grosz dove to the bottom in turn one and slid Scelzi, who turned his race car underneath Grosz in turn two. The duo drag raced into turn three with Scelzi regaining the top spot before Grosz made the race-winning pass with a daring move in turn four.

"I had my mind set I had to go in and run the bottom early," he said in Victory Lane. "I figured I might as well move up behind (Scelzi) and wait for lapped traffic. Sometimes running second is better in that position."

Grosz pulled away during the non-stop race and Scelzi ended second. Dusty Zomer placed third with Trey Starks fourth and Matt Juhl fifth.

Juhl, Chase Viebrock, Jack Dover and Scelzi were the heat race winners. Scelzi also won the dash. Brandon Halverson claimed the B Main.

Johnson extended his lead in the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids championship standings thanks to his second triumph of the season. He started the feature fifth and took the top spot approximately two thirds of the way through the 20-lap A Main.

Ryan Voss recorded a runner-up result with Colin Smith third, 11 th-starting Mike Moore fourth and Jody Rosenboom fifth.

Brant O'Banion and Voss each won a heat race.

Schultz scored his first NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc victory of the season. Craig Campton, Johnny Parsons III, Doug Schenck and Jimmy Kouba rounded out the top five, respectively.

Halverson set quick time during qualifying and he and Jake Kouba captured the heat races.

Jackson Motorplex will take next weekend off before hosting the 360 Nationals Aug. 30 through Sept. 1. Each night features the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars and the NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (Aug. 17, 2019) -

MIDWEST POWER SERIES/MSTS 360 SPRINT CARS

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz (1); 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi (2); 3. 5-Dusty Zomer (4); 4. 44-Trey Starks (3); 5. 09-Matt Juhl (5); 6. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (13); 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska (14); 8. 81-Jack Dover (6); 9. 2-Derrik Lusk (15); 10. 23W-Scott Winters (9); 11. 50-Chase Viebrock (7); 12. 14-Jody Rosenboom (11); 13. 83-Justin Henderson (19); 14. 6-Eric Lutz (23); 15. 2H-Bill Boles (8); 16. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (17); 17. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (21); 18. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (12); 19. 15C-Carter Chevalier (24); 20. 33-James Broty (18); 21. 17-Lee Goos Jr (22); 22. 4-Cody Hansen (20); 23. (DNF) 13JM-Jordan Martens (16); 24. (DNF) 5M-Troy Manteufel (10).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (1); 2. 17-Lee Goos Jr (3); 3. 6-Eric Lutz (7); 4. 15C-Carter Chevalier (2); 5. 37-Sye Anderson (4); 6. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (8); 7. 10-Trevor Serbus (6); 8. 17B-Ryan Bickett (11); 9. 20-Brant O'Banion (9); 10. 86-Donovan Peterson (14); 11. 33B-Scott Broty (10); 12. 91A-Reed Allex (15); 13. (DNF) 75B-Tommy Barber (5); (DNS) 20G-Chris Graf; (DNS) 03-Jamey Ogston.

Dash (4 Laps): 1. 41S-Dominic Scelzi (1); 2. 44-Trey Starks (3); 3. 5-Dusty Zomer (2); 4. 4J-Lee Grosz (5); 5. 09-Matt Juhl (6); 6. 81-Jack Dover (4).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 09-Matt Juhl (1); 2. 5M-Troy Manteufel (2); 3. 2H-Bill Boles (5); 4. 33-James Broty (3); 5. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (8); 6. 75B-Tommy Barber (4); 7. 15C-Carter Chevalier (9); 8. (DNF) 20-Brant O'Banion (7); 9. (DNF) 03-Jamey Ogston (6).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 50-Chase Viebrock (1); 2. 4J-Lee Grosz (8); 3. 35-Skylar Prochaska (3); 4. 2-Derrik Lusk (5); 5. 83-Justin Henderson (6); 6. 4-Cody Hansen (7); 7. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (2); 8. 91A-Reed Allex (9); 9. (DNF) 86-Donovan Peterson (4).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover (2); 2. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (1); 3. 23W-Scott Winters (5); 4. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (4); 5. 14-Jody Rosenboom (9); 6. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (7); 7. 6-Eric Lutz (6); 8. 33B-Scott Broty (3); 9. 17B-Ryan Bickett (8).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 41S-Dominic Scelzi (3); 2. 44-Trey Starks (4); 3. 5-Dusty Zomer (8); 4. 13JM-Jordan Martens (5); 5. 17-Lee Goos Jr (2); 6. 37-Sye Anderson (6); 7. 10-Trevor Serbus (7); 8. (DNF) 20G-Chris Graf (1).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 56-Bill Johnson (5); 2. 1S-Ryan Voss (2); 3. 05-Colin Smith (3); 4. 69-Mike Moore (11); 5. 4SS-Jody Rosenboom (9); 6. 24-Christopher Thram (10); 7. 20-Brant O'Banion (4); 8. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (6); 9. 83-Sam Henderson (12); 10. 01-Brandon Stevenson (15); 11. 4S-Michael Stien (8); 12. 15C-Keith Weber (14); 13. (DNF) 23-Brandon Bosma (7); 14. (DNF) 1CC-Clayton Christensen (13); (DQ) 12P-Ryan Navratil (1).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 20-Brant O'Banion (2); 2. 4S-Michael Stien (3); 3. 56-Bill Johnson (5); 4. 24-Christopher Thram (4); 5. 12P-Ryan Navratil (1); 6. 69-Mike Moore (7); 7. 1CC-Clayton Christensen (6); 8. 01-Brandon Stevenson (8).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1S-Ryan Voss (2); 2. 4SS-Jody Rosenboom (3); 3. 05-Colin Smith (6); 4. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (5); 5. 23-Brandon Bosma (7); 6. 83-Sam Henderson (1); 7. 15C-Keith Weber (4).

NSL NON-WING SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 38X-Eric Schultz (1); 2. 7-Craig Campton (2); 3. 12-Johnny Parsons III (4); 4. 71S-Doug Schenck (7); 5. 16-Jimmy Kouba (9); 6. 19-Jori Hughes (10); 7. 55-Joseph Kouba (11); 8. 87-Mike Mueller (13); 9. 1DA-Brandon Stevenson (12); 10. 63-Todd Hansen (14); 11. (DNF) 0-Alex Schriever (3); 12. (DNF) 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (6); 13. (DNF) 6-Jake Kouba (5); 14. (DNF) 99-Bryan Roach (8).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (4); 2. 38X-Eric Schultz (1); 3. 7-Craig Campton (3); 4. 71S-Doug Schenck (2); 5. 16-Jimmy Kouba (5); 6. 87-Mike Mueller (7); 7. 55-Joseph Kouba (6).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba (2); 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III (3); 3. 0-Alex Schriever (4); 4. 99-Bryan Roach (1); 5. 19-Jori Hughes (5); 6. 1DA-Brandon Stevenson (6); 7. 63-Todd Hansen (7).

Qualifying (3 Laps): 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson, 00:16.503(2); 2. 0-Alex Schriever, 00:16.639(13); 3. 7-Craig Campton, 00:16.866(5); 4. 12-Johnny Parsons III, 00:17.014(10); 5. 71S-Doug Schenck, 00:17.082(12); 6. 6-Jake Kouba, 00:17.116(1); 7. 38X-Eric Schultz, 00:17.260(14); 8. 99-Bryan Roach, 00:17.503(11); 9. 16-Jimmy Kouba, 00:17.510(8); 10. 19-Jori Hughes, 00:17.741(7); 11. 55-Joseph Kouba, 00:17.856(9); 12. 1DA-Brandon Stevenson, 00:17.884(3); 13. 87-Mike Mueller, 00:18.605(4); 14. 63-Todd Hansen, 00:19.331(6).

UP NEXT -

Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 for the 360 Nationals featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonSpeedway/?fref=ts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacksonmotorplex/

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

Meseraull and Bishop Sizzle in ‘Hot August Night’ Show

At Gas City I-69 Speedway as Both Get Their Seventh Win;

Gehrke, Woodling and Headley Jr. Also Win Features

GAS CITY, Ind., Aug. 17 — Point leader Thomas Meseraull of Waveland, Ind. earned his seventh non-wing sprint car feature victory of the season Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway, tying a record last accomplished by Jon Stanbrough a dozen years ago.

Andy Bishop of Gas City posted his seventh win at the quarter-mile clay oval this year too. His came in the street stock feature, which carried an increased purse and a $1,200 top prize.

Chett Gehrke of Louisville, Ky. solidified his role as the man to beat in USAC SpeeD2 midget action at Gas City, as he remained undefeated in that series’ third appearance at Gas City so far this year.

In other action, Dylan Woodling of Warsaw, Ind. posted his second UMP modified feature victory of the season at Gas City.

James Headley Jr. of Wabash, Ind. collected his fourth hornet feature win of the season over his father, James Headley of Marion, Ind., who has five feature triumphs at the track so far this year. The Headleys collected the $300 bounty on them, as no driver beat them in the three-week period it was offered.

Meseraull started fourth in the 25-lap sprint feature in Tom Eades’ DRC sponsored by Physical Medicine Consultants and powered by a Stensland-prepped Chevy engine. Polesitter Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Ind. led the first three laps before Meseraull got by him on the high side in Turn 2. Smith battled back in the low groove to lead lap five and six, but Meseraull powered around him on lap seven and led the rest of the way.

Meseraull was able to extend his lead, but it evaporated three times due to cautions. The first was with 12 laps down when Tyler Kendall of Indianapolis spun in Turn 3; the second was with 15 laps down when Tony Main of Farmland, Ind. spun in Turn 2 and Aaron Davis of Windfall, Ind. had a flat tire. The final yellow flew for debris with 17 laps down, but Meseraull fought off all challengers and weaved through lapped traffic to post the victory.

Smith, a two-time BOSS series champion, finished second, while Cole Ketcham of Muncie, Ind. placed third. Carson Short of Marion, Ill. was fourth and Jarett Andretti of Indianapolis came home fifth, right in front of Travis Hery of Columbus, Ohio, who was regrouping after a nasty flip here on Aug. 2.

The second half of the top 10 got scrambled on lap 24 after multiple cars made contact on the backstretch. The scuffle didn’t bring out a yellow but Matt Westfall of Pleasant Hill, Ohio got the worst of it, as he was running seventh but ended up in the infield as the checkered fell.

Gehrke started on the pole for the 20-lap midget feature, out-dragged Midwest Thunder point leader Aaron Leffel of Springfield, Ohio into Turn 1 on the first lap, and led every lap in the No. 93C. That feature was halted with one lap down when Adam Schmenk of Columbus Grove, Ohio flipped in Turn 2, but luckily he wasn’t hurt. The rest of the feature went non-stop, and Gehrke’s biggest challenge was getting through lapped traffic. Leffel finished second followed by Alex Watson of Columbus, Ohio. Stratton Briggs of Anna, Ohio finished fourth and Thomas Briggs came from 11th in the 23-car field to finish fifth.

Woodling led all 20 laps of the UMP modified feature from the pole. He had a half straightaway lead over defending track champion Dillon Nusbaum of Warsaw, Ind. when three cars crashed in Turn 2 with eight laps down to bring out a yellow. Another yellow for Bill Griffith’s spin in Turn 2 with 19 laps down gave his rivals one last chance, but Woodling was not to be denied. Four-time winner Derek Losh of Rensselaer, Ind., who started seventh, passed Nusbaum with a move to the outside as they were going through Turn 4 working lap 11 to nab the runner-up honors. Nusbaum held on for third. Tony Anderson of Lima, Ohio placed fourth and Todd Sherman of Merriam, Ind. finished fifth.

Headley Jr. started fourth in the 15-lap hornet feature but vaulted into the lead at the start of that race. His dad started sixth but was second by lap four, and they finished in that order. There was a good fight for third place among three drivers who are all from Columbia City. Jacob Beard eventually got that spot followed by polesitter Alyssa Clark and Randy Brommer.

Ron Flaugh of Converse, Ind. and Beau Cooley of Wheatfield, Ind. led the 15-lap street stock feature before Bishop took command working lap five by slipping under Cooley in Turn 4 after running side by side with him for awhile. Bishop went on to earn the big check with the Thompson Trucking No. 14. Cooley took second place and Flaugh finished third. Mike Fincher of Rochester, Ind. was fourth and Owen Wells rounded out the top five.

Intermission was especially memorable for USAC SpeeD2 midget driver Bryce Dues of Minster, Ohio. He was brought to the frontstretch on the pretense of honoring him for his military service, as he was a corporal in the United States Marine Corps and served six years with the Fourth Law Enforcement Battalion, Charlie Company, as a military police officer. He was also deployed to the country of Jordan during Operation Eager Lion to do integrated armed forces training with the Jordanian armed forces and the British Army.

While Gas City I-69 Speedway certainly thanks Dues for his service, there was another reason that he was called to the frontstretch during intermission. Dues wanted to ask his girlfriend to marry him in front of the Gas City I-69 Speedway family. With his midget in the background he got down on one knee on the quarter-mile dirt oval and presented a ring to Hunter LeAnn Knouff of Sidney, Ohio, who said “Yes!” The track management and fans wish the happy couple the best on their upcoming nuptials.

The kids on hand liked intermission too, because it featured the Candyman’s “Kids’ Coin and Candy Scramble.”

Despite an action-packed, five-division program, the well-run show was over by 10:50 p.m.

Gas City I-69 Speedway also ran an enduro for the hornet class last Saturday night during its “Night of Destruction” show. Cardell Moore of Versailles, Ind. was the big winner of it, followed by Jacob Beard of Columbia City, Ind.; Billy Beard of Fairmount, Ind.; Mark Gott, and Donnie Huddleston of Converse, Ind. The winning car is sponsored by Scott Benham at Lumberjacks Bar and Grill, Indiana Farm Forestry, Mickey Roberts at CSG CountrySide Graphics, and Luke Bland at SBR Performance. Kaitlyn Smith is Moore’s crew chief.

Gas City won’t be in action on Friday, Aug. 23, but it will once again be bright on Friday, Aug. 30 for the “King of the Wings” program. That show features the FAST on Dirt winged 410 sprints, UMP modifieds, street stocks and hornets.

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

The results:

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Carson Short, 3. Jarett Andretti, 4. Tyler Hewitt, 5. Anthony D’Alessio, 6. Evan Mosley, 7. Sterling Cling, 8. Jack James, 9. Kevin Blue (DNS).

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Clinton Boyles, 2. Cole Ketcham, 3. Brayden Clark, 4. Austin Nigh, 5. Travis Welpott, 6. Aaron Davis, 7. Adam Byrkett, 8. Jacob Gordon, 9. Brian Vaughn.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Dustin Smith, 2. Travis Hery, 3. Matt Westfall, 4. Cody White, 5. Tony Main, 6. Travis Kendall, 7. Cooper Welch, 8. Anthony Cockman.

Non-Wing Sprint B Main (10 laps): 1. Evan Mosley, 2. Tyler Kendall, 3. Aaron Davis, 4. Adam Byrkett, 5. Sterling Cling, 6. Cooper Welch, 7. Jack James, 8. Kevin Blue, 9. Andrew Cockman, 10. Brian Vaughn, 11. Jacob Gordon.

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Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Dustin Smith, 3. Cole Ketcham, 4. Carson Short, 5. Jarett Andretti, 6. Travis Hery, 7. Clinton Boyles, 8. Tyler Hewitt, 9. Adam Byrkett, 10. Brayden Clark, 11. Evan Mosley, 12. Travis Welpott, 13. Anthony D’Alessio, 14. Sterling Cling, 15. Tyler Kendall, 16. Aaron Davis, 17. Cody White, 18. Tony Main, 19. Matt Westfall, 20. Austin Nigh.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Anton Hernandez, 2. Bryce Dues, 3. Nathan Foster, 4. Adam Schmenk, 5. Ian Creager, 6. Tommy Kouns, 7. Tim Key, 8. Chuck White.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Stratton Briggs, 2. Chett Gehrke, 3. Chris Bounds, 4. Thomas Briggs, 5. Kyle Kriegbaum, 6. Don Bigelow, 7. Leonard Foster, 8. Branden Watson.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Aaron Leffel, 2. Alex Watson, 3. Zane Briggs, 4. Corey Gingrich, 5. Ryan Moran, 6. Zach Gingrich, 7. Mark Neft Jr.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Feature (20 laps): 1. Chett Gehrke, 2. Aaron Leffel, 3. Alex Watson, 4. Stratton Briggs, 5. Thomas Briggs, 6. Ryan Moran, 7. Chris Bounds, 8. Ian Creager, 9. Zane Briggs, 10. Anton Hernandez, 11. Tommy Kouns, 12. Bryce Dues, 13. Mark Neft Jr., 14. Leonard Foster, 15. Kyle Kriegbaum, 16. Zack Gingrich, 17. Don Bigelow, 18. Tim Key, 19. Leonard Foster, 20. Chuck White, 21. Corey Gingrich, 22. Adam Schmenk, 23. Branden Watson (DNS).

UMP Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Derek Losh, 2. Aaron Orr, 3. Josh Morton, 4. Bill Griffith, 5. Terry Grilliot, 6. Brian McFeeters, 7. Todd Gnat.

UMP Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Todd Sherman, 2. Dylan Woodling, 3. Scott Orr, 4. Daniel Russell, 5.Jessica Sroufe, 6. Jesse Strange, 7. Kevin Grilliot.

UMP Modified Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Dillon Nusbaum, 2. Andy Bishop, 3. Justin White, 4. Jason Jones, 5. Andy Sherley, 6. Braxton Strait, 7. Josh Moore.

UMP Modified Heat 4 (8 laps): 1. Tony Anderson, 2. Jerry Bowersock, 3. Clayton Bryant, 4. Tim Wilbur, 5. Ryan Ramseyer, 6. Nick Rosselit, 7. Mike Miller.

UMP Modified B Main (8 laps): 1. Terry Grilliot, 2. Ryan Ramseyer, 3. Andy Sherley, 4. Braxton Strait, 5. Todd Gnat, 6. Nick Rosselit, 7. Jesse Strange, 8. Jessica Sroufe, 9. Kevin Grilliot, 10. Brian McFeeters, 11. Mike Miller, 12. Josh Moore.

UMP Modified Feature (20 laps): 1. Dylan Woodling, 2. Derek Losh, 3. Dillon Nusbaum, 4. Tony Anderson, 5. Todd Sherman, 6. Jerry Bowersock, 7. Josh Morton, 8. Andy Bishop, 9. Clayton Bryant, 10. Scott Orr, 11. Andy Sherley, 12. Aaron Orr, 13. Tim Wilbur, 14. Bill Griffith, 15. Jason Jones, 16. Braxton Strait, 17. Terry Grilliot, 18. Daniel Russell, 19. Ryan Ramseyer, 20. Justin White.

Hornet Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. James Headley, 2. Alyssa Clark, 3. Jacob Beard, 4. Donnie Huddleston, 5. Levon Havens, 6. Joey Eastes, 7. Dustin Franks.

Hornet Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. James Headley Jr., 2. Tommy Mayworm, 3. Randy Brommer, 4. Stevie Clark, 5. Charlie Teegarden, 6. Brad Evans, 7. Jesse Arenas.

Hornet Feature (15 laps): 1. James Headley Jr., 2. James Headley, 3. Jacob Beard, 4. Alyssa Clark, 5. Randy Brommer, 6. Levon Havens, 7. Dustin Franks, 8. Stevie Clark, 9. Donnie Huddleston, 10. Joey Eastes, 11. Charlie Teegarden, 12. Brad Evans, 13. Jesses Arenas, 14. Tommy Mayworm.

Aug. 10 Hornet Enduro (15 minutes): 1. Cardell Moore, 2. Jacob Beard, 3. Billy Beard, 4. Mark Gott, 5. Donnie Huddleston, 6. Joey Eastes, 7. Billy Moore, 8. Jesse Arenas, 9. Randy Brommer, 10. Brad Evans, 11. Chris Hillman (DNS), 12. Angel Moore-Simon (DNS); 13. James Headley Jr. (DNS).

Street Stock Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Andy Bishop, 2. Mike Fincher, 3. J.J. Nordman, 4. Eric Hunter, 5. David Norman, 6. Greg Long, 7. Larry Persinger.

Street Stock Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Beau Cooley, 2. Kory Conner, 3. Ron Flaugh, 4. Owen Wells, 5. Shane Richardson, 6. Scrappy Wilkins, 7. Cale Ramey.

Street Stock Feature (15 laps): 1. Andy Bishop, 2. Beau Cooley, 3. Ron Flaugh, 4. Mike Fincher, 5. Owen Wells, 6. Kory Conner, 7. J.J. Nordman, 8. David Norman, 9. Eric Hunter, 10. Shane Richardson, 11. Greg Long, 12. Scrappy Wilkins, 13. Cale Ramey, 14. Larry Persinger.

 

 

Tyler Thompson Wins August 16th Grays Harbor ISCS Thriller; Fourth Different Winner Of Speedweek
By Ben Deatherage
Elma, Washington- For the first time in 2019 the cars and stars of the Interstate Sprint Car Series crossed the Columbia River into the state of Washington. Friday, August 16th had the series travel to Grays Harbor Raceway, in Elma, Washington. Twenty-two entries comprised of the field with teams from the states of Washington, Oregon, California, and Idaho.

Cottage Grove, Oregon’s Kinzer Cox paced the field for quite some time in the main event. Cox maintained the position until lap eleven when he was overtaken by Kelsey Carpenter, of Burlington, in traffic. Carpenter attempted to establish a sizable gap over potential contenders but couldn't quite get away from them.

Tyler Thompson, from Harrisburg, Oregon, worked his way to Carpenter and made the pass for the coveted top spot on lap sixteen. Just as Thompson began to pull away but a stoppage on the nineteenth circuit bunched the field up. It turned out to be the lone caution of the race and put a strong emphasis on the restart.

Tyler had no issues reestablishing a commanding lead and blazed the trail the rest of the distance. It marked the second occasion that Thompson has won at GHR with ISCS. He is now level with Tanner Holmes for all-time series and speedweek wins.

Kelsey Carpenter posted a second-place finish in the Bill Rude owned entry. Castro Valley, California youngster Emily Williams recorded an incredible third-place result over fourth finishing Tanner Holmes, of Jacksonville, Oregon. Rounding up the top five was Kinzer Cox, in fifth.

The field was split into three separate groups. Earning quick time awards were Sutherlin rookie Nickye Mendenhall, Tyler Thompson, and Kelsey Carpenter. Kelsey Carpenter established a new track record with a lap of 12.963 seconds. Achieving heat race victories were Emily Williams, Sean Johnson of Covington, and Lake Stevens’ Eric Turner.

The 2019 ISCS Week Of Speed has one last bout to determine the champion. The series will remain at Grays Harbor Raceway, in Elma, on Saturday, August 17th. Front Gates open at 5:30 PM with racing beginning at 7:00. Tickets are $16.00 for Adults (18+), Juniors (17-7)/Seniors (62+)/Active Military $12.00, Kids (6 & Under) FREE, and Premium Seating for $22.00. For more information, be sure and log on to www.graysharborraceway.com.

Race Results:
ISCS Speedweek Race #5
Friday, August 16th, 2019
Grays Harbor Raceway
Elma, Washington

Group Qualifying: Nickye Mendenhall (1), Tyler Thompson (2), Kelsey Carpenter (3)

Heat Race Winners: Emily Williams (1), Sean Johnson (2), Eric Turner (3)

A-Feature: 1. Tyler Thompson; 2. Kelsey Carpenter; 3. Emily Williams; 4. Tanner Holmes; 5. Kinzer Cox; 6. Sean Johnson; 7. Shane Forte; 8. Eric Turner; 9. Bill Rude; 10. Enrique Jamie; 11. Steven Snawder; 12. Ashleigh Johnson; 13. Raquel Ivie; 14. Cory Swatzina; 15. Tyler Driever; 16. Anthony Pope; 17. Brett McGhie; 18. Trent Estes; 19. Morgan Burks; 20. Nickye Mendenhall; 21. Tyrell Mead; 22. Michael Bollinger

2019 ISCS Speedweek Schedule:
August 12th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, OR (Tanner Holmes)
August 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR (Jake Wheeler)
August 14th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR (Tanner Holmes)
August 15th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, OR (Tanner Holmes)
August 16th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA (Tyler Thompson)
August 17th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA

 

 

Kaley Gharst Cops First Sprint Invaders Win Since 2012 in Donnellson!

(Bill W) Donnellson, IA, August 16, 2019 – “Showtime” Kaley Gharst is certainly no stranger to Victory Lane with the Sprint Invaders. The all-time leading feature winner with the series notched his 22nd Friday night at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson. Though it was his sixth feature win with the series at Donnellson, it was his first with the series since a 2012 triumph at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, Iowa. The win was also his first with the Sprint Invaders in Nick Breuer’s #78 machine.

The 25-lap main event started roughly. While Tanner Gebhardt spun, collecting Randy Martin and Daniel Bergquist, front-runner Sawyer Phillips spun into the infield in turn one. Phillips retired, while the rest restarted.

Once green, John Schulz, who holds five wins of his own in Donnellson, led early over Carson McCarl and Gharst. Two laps in, Dustin Selvage, who was running fifth, tipped over. He walked away, but was done for the night. Gharst worked on McCarl for the second spot after the restart and gained the spot on the fifth lap.

The leaders approached lapped traffic on the tenth circuit, and that’s when Gharst made his winning move. In turn four, Schulz went low to lap a car, and Gharst stayed on the cushion, carrying his momentum into the lead. Young Riley Goodno spun after the pass, bringing another caution.

Gharst led Schulz, McCarl, Gennetten and Jamie Ball back to green. Gennetten, who won both his heat, and the Shake-up Dash, worked on McCarl before taking third on lap 12. Gharst was back in lapped traffic and cruising on lap 17. With a straightaway and a pair of lapped cars between he and Schulz, it was all erased with a final caution for a spun Cody Wehrle with seven to go.

Gharst was able to hold off a quick challenge from Schulz and then pull away to the win, with Schulz, Gennetten, McCarl and Ball maintaining their top five positions. Evan Martin, hard-charger Paul Nienhiser, Chris Martin, Gebhardt and Brayden Gaylord completed the top ten. Joining Gennetten as a heat winner were Schulz and Phillips.

“It feels good,” said Gharst in Victory Lane. “It’s been quite awhile since we won with the Invaders. We feel like we had a couple we could have won this year. We ended up with DNF’s. It’s good to get one here for Nick. He’s been working hard. They had a really good racetrack for the feature. It was a little narrow in the heat, but they reworked it and got it real racy. We were a little loose about halfway through. I knew I was blistering the tires. I didn’t like those restarts. I saw a car there (Schulz) underneath me. I was really good in three and four, but not as well in one and two. I knew if I beat him to three, I’d be alright.”

“We were good early,” said Schulz, who leads the series points race. “As the race went on, we got a little snug. If I had it to do over, maybe I should have stayed up top and made Kaley pass me on the bottom. When it all turned out, he was just better than we were. We were a second place car. We were good, but he was just better. Looking back, it probably worked out the way it should. He was just a little better. It was a good way to start the weekend.”

“We’ve been really fast here,” said Gennetten. “We got the heat race win and the dash win. Starting fifth in the feature…it was hard to pass. We got to third, and I thought I had something for Schulz and we got the yellow. I don’t know if anyone had anything for Gharst. He was fast all around. We were really fast early in the night, and we weren’t as good when the track slicked off. Some nights are like that.”

The Sprint Invaders head to 34 Raceway Saturday night, April 17 to complete their weekend. The feature will again pay $2,000 to win, thanks to Shottenkirk.com! Kaley Gharst is eligible for a $1,000 bonus from Storm Steel for sweeping the weekend. If there is no sweep, Storm Steel will give a $500 bonus for the highest driver in points for the weekend.

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 78, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (6) 2. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (2) 3. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (5) 4. 17A, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (1) 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (9) 6. 4, Evan Martin, Lohman, MO (11) 7. 50, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (15) 8. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (12) 9. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (10) 10. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (7) 11. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (19) 12. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (16) 13. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (8) 14. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (13) 15. 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (18) 16. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (17) 17. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (20) 18. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (14) 19. 88, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (3) 20. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4) DNS – 51J, Blaine Jamison, Mediapolis, IA. Lap Leaders: Schulz 1-9, Gharst 10-20. Hard-charger: Nienhiser. KSE Hard-charger: Ball.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. John Schulz (1) 2. Carson McCarl (2) 3. Brayden Gaylord (4) 4. Harold Pohren (3) 5. Josh Higday (5) 6. Cody Wehrle (6) 7. Randy Martin (7)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1) 2. Dustin Selvage (2) 3. Kaley Gharst (4) 4. Evan Martin (6) 5. Chris Martin (7) 6. Daniel Bergquist (5) 7. Colton Fisher (3)

Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (2) 2. Blaine Jamison (1) 3. Jamie Ball (5) 4. Tanner Gebhardt (3) 5. Paul Nienhiser (4) 6. Riley Goodno (6) 7. Justin Buchholz (7)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (1) 2. Sawyer Phillips (3) 3. Carson McCarl (6) 4. John Schulz (5) 5. Dustin Selvage (2) 6. Blaine Jamison (4)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Cody Wehrle Saldana Racing Products – Brayden Gaylord Kreitz Oval Track Products – Daniel Bergquist

 

 

Andrews uses late race restart to grab 2nd 410 win of year at Attica; Schlenk holds off Drown for late model victory; Miller dominates 305 sprints

Saturday, August 17, 2019
 

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Oh. - Chris Andrews used a restart with five laps to go to grab the lead and drove to his second 410 sprint win of the season at Attica Raceway Park on Columbus Equipment/Central Ohio Farmers Night, Friday, Aug. 16. The win gives Andrews a little bit of breathing room heading into season championship night on Friday, Aug. 23 as he seeks to wrap up his third Attica championship.

Andrews, from Sandusky, Ohio, admits prior to the red flag on lap 25 of the Callie's Performance Products 410 Sprint feature, he might have been thinking about points as he came into the night with a slim three point lead over Cap Henry with DJ Foos only five points back. In fact, he had slipped to fifth in the feature before Henry and Travis Philo tangled and flipped while battling for second. But, like his first win of the season earlier this year, when the time came to get up on the wheel, Andrews did just that, driving to the outside of Buddy Kofoid on the restart. It was Andrews 9th career win at Attica.

"I've come to the end of the season many times close on points and you think about that non-stop. I road around on the bottom a lot at the beginning of the race and that's not my style. A few guys wrecked out and...shit I wanted to win. I was going to just ride in third and what ever and points race. I don't race as much as I used to but we want to win," said Andrews of his Mackey Motorsports machine.

"I was being a wimp at the beginning running the middle and bottom and DJ (Foos) got underneath me and I started throwing hail Mary's into one and it was sticking and on that restart clean air helped out and the car was good. I have to thank Ken and Duane Mackey and Griff's Engines and the whole crew," added Andrews beside his Griewahn's Concrete/Design Graphics Group/Kistler Racing Products/Scotty's Body Shop backed #25M.

Just as important was the second place finish of DJ Foos and third place to Buddy Kofoid. Both came into the night along with Henry with just one point separating the three for the $10,000 championship of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group. Henry's misfortune late in the race sets up a dramatic championship battle on the final point night coming up at Fremont Speedway on September 6.

McClure, Ohio's Rusty Schlenk drove around Doug Drown with all four wheels over the cushion in turn four to grab the lead in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature and then held off a late race charge from Drown to score his second win of the season at Attica. The victory places Schlenk in a tie for most career late models wins at the track with Drown, each recording 27. Schlenk now has 204 career victories on his resume as well.

"I have to apologize, I got into Doug a little bit there. He was driving down off top and leaving a lane open up there. I committed that lap and he slid up further than I thought he was going to and we made a little contact. I got out of it and let him straighten it up. I love racing up front with him. I had to come and defend that most wins deal...he had taken that away from me.I have to thank all these guys standing behind me for busting their butts all night for me. I have to thank Velocita Fire Suits, Tom Finch Automotive, Dominator Race Products, Bilstein Shocks, VP Race Fuels, Carillo Rods, CP Pistons, Buckeye Concrete...everybody that makes it possible," said Schlenk.

Fremont, Ohio's Jamie Miller, a former Attica 305 sprint track champion, took the lead on a lap four restart and never looked back. Miller held an eight second lead when he took the white flag and drove to his fourth Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature win of the year worth $1,000 thanks to Griff's Engines. Miller's 23rd career victory places him in a tie with Bobby Clark for third on the all-time win list for the division at Attica. Miller also took over the point lead for the 305 sprints as defending track champion Paul Weaver suffered mechanical woes.

"We were good tonight that's for sure. Passing was pretty easy. I just tried to stay calm, hit my marks and not get into trouble," said Miller beside his Brad's Barbecue/Pen Monster.com/Sonic Hauling/Napa of Attica/Avon by Angie/Griff's Engines/Color Street by Jaime Hennig/Reedtown Tavern/Fostoria Mod Shop/York Carpet Outlet/Crown Battery/Branham Builders/Imprint Logo/Phil Rister Racing backed #26.

The victory pads Miller's lead in the $2,500 to win KS Sales & Service AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales.

Philo and Kofoid brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature with Phil jumping into the lead over Kofoid, Cale Conley, Andrews, Shawn Dancer and Foos. Philo began to pull away slightly while Conley and Andrews battled for third. But, six laps into the feature Kofoid started to close on Philo just before Caleb Griffith would drive off the high side of turn two to bring out the caution.

When the green reappeared Philo again pulled away but Stuart Brubaker suffered mechanical issues to bring out back-to-back cautions with nine laps scored. On the restart Kofoid stayed with Philo this time as Conley, Andrews, Cap Henry, Byron Reed and Foos battled for third.Just past the half-way point, Kofoid executed a slider on Philo to take the lead but Philo did not give up and the pair exchanged sliders at each end of the track before encountering heavy lapped traffic on lap 18.

Lapped traffic allowed Conley to close as Andrews fended off Henry and Foos for fourth. It appeared Conley made contact with a lapped machine, breaking the front end of his car and bringing out the caution on lap 22. On the restart both Henry ad Foos got by Andrews, dropping him to fifth. On lap 24 Henry slid in front of Philo and the pair got together entering turn one, sending both flipping. Both drivers were uninjured but that gave second back to Andrews. On the ensuing restart Andrews blasted to Kofoid's outside and took the lead with five laps to go. Foos drove under Kofoid for second a lap later but could not close the gap on Andrews who drove to the win. Kofoid, Reed and Nate Dussel rounded out the top five.

Drown and Matt Irey paced the field for the 25 lap late model feature with Drown blasting into the lead over Irey, Schlenk, Ryan Missler and Mike Bores. Schlenk quickly took second and stayed within a car length of Drown. A caution for a Bob Mayer spin followed by Devin Shiels coasting to a stop kept the field close. On the restart Drown and Schlenk pulled away from the field while Irey, Missler, Ryan Markham and Bores gave chase. Irey pulled into the pits on lap nine to surrender third to Missler with Drown and Schlenk holding an eight car length advantage out front. Schlenk began closing on Drown and used a daring move above the cushion in turn four on lap 12 to take the lead. Schlenk could not shake Drown who stayed within a couple of car lengths.

Schlenk and Drown began picking off lapped machines and with two laps to go had placed all but nine cars a lap down. Drown tried a couple of low moves for the lead the last to laps but Schlenk was just too strong and drove to the win. Missler, Markham and Bores rounded out the top five.

Jimmy McGrath Jr. and Brandon Riehl paced the field for the 25 lap Fremont Fence 305 Sprint Feature with McGrath gaining the advantage at the drop of the green over Kyle Capodice, Riehl, Kyle Peters, Miller, Weaver and DJ Foos. Weaver drove off the track with three laps scored and retired to the pits just as Miller had moved into third. On the restart Miller grabbed second just before the caution flew for a stalled Luke Griffith. When the green reappeared Miller drove to the outside of McGrath to take the lead and never looked back as the feature went the rest of the distance under green.

Miller pulled away steadily as Capodice took second from McGrath while Foos worked his way forward, taking third by lap 14. Miller built his lead to eight seconds with two laps to go and was content to ride behind a tremendous battle for ninth involving three cars, not forcing the issue to put them a lap down. Miller easily drove to the win over Capodice, Foos, Tyler Street and McGrath.

Attica Raceway Park will decide it's 2019 track champions in the Callie's Performance Products 410 Sprints and Fremont Fence 305 Sprints on Kistler Racing Products/Jon Wright's Custom Chrome Plating presents the Mark Keegan Classic on Friday, Aug. 23. Double points are on the line for the sprints with the dirt trucks joining the racing action.

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

About Central Ohio Farmers - www.centralohfarm.com

Central Ohio Farmers Co-op began in 1934 as the Marion County Farm Bureau Co-op Association. The name was changed to Central Ohio Farmers Co-op in 2000. Headquartered in Marion, Ohio, the company offers agronomy, grain, feed and supply, fuel and propane services to co-op members.

As a member owned co-operative, Central Ohio Farmers is governed by a board of directors made up of area member farmers and leaders. There are over 15 Central Ohio Farmer locations including a fueling station on St. Rt. 53 North in Tiffin.

About Columbus Equipment Company – www.columbusequipment.com

On April 1st of 1952, Willis "Bill" Early purchased the firm of Carroll & Edwards (the company for which he had been working as a salesman of heavy construction equipment), officially renaming and incorporating his new venture as Columbus Equipment Company. Now, over 66 years later, Columbus Equipment Company is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Bill served as the company's president, founder and leader from 1952 until 1988 and was known as a true innovator in the heavy equipment industry.


Throughout Columbus Equipment’s history, our mission has been to ensure that each customer is given "a fair deal every time." As Ohio’s dependable dealer, Columbus Equipment Company is largely owned by Bill Early's family, and also by former and current employees. Columbus Equipment has expanded into 10 locations, and continues to be committed to being the best—the best equipment, the best product support, the best customer service and the best overall experience when it comes to purchasing heavy equipment.

Attica Raceway Park
Friday, Aug. 16, 2019
Columbus Equipment/Central Ohio Farmers Night

410 Sprints - Callie's Performance Products

Qualifying
1.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.816; 2.25M-Chris Andrews, 12.953; 3.16-DJ Foos, 12.970; 4.3C-Cale Conley, 12.988; 5.4-Cap Henry, 13.074; 6.1-Nate Dussel, 13.089; 7.8M-TJ Michael, 13.118; 8.49-Shawn Dancer, 13.187; 9.5T-Travis Philo, 13.194; 10.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.255; 11.5-Byron Reed, 13.264; 12.28-Trey Jacobs, 13.281; 13.33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.404; 14.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.472; 15.45L-Brian Lay, 13.493; 16.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.505; 17.45B-Trevor Baker, 13.564; 18.2+-Brian Smith, 13.579; 19.88N-Frank Neill, 13.861; 20.40I-Mark Imler, 13.871; 21.9-Lance Webb, 13.965;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 28-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 2. 25M-Chris Andrews[4] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 4. 16-DJ Foos[3] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 6. 9-Lance Webb[7] ; 7. 40I-Mark Imler[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer[2] ; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[4] ; 4. 33W-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger[5] ; 7. 88N-Frank Neill[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 4-Cap Henry[3] ; 3. 3C-Cale Conley[4] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 6. 45B-Trevor Baker[7] ; 7. 45L-Brian Lay[6]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 25M-Chris Andrews[6] ; 2. 16-DJ Foos[8] ; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[2] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[10] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[9] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[15] ; 7. 33W-Caleb Griffith[11] ; 8. 49-Shawn Dancer[3] ; 9. 28-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 10. 8J-Jess Stiger[17] ; 11. 40I-Mark Imler[19] ; 12. 9-Lance Webb[16] ; 13. 45L-Brian Lay[21] ; 14. 88N-Frank Neill[20] ; 15. 4-Cap Henry[7] ; 16. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 17. 3C-Cale Conley[4] ; 18. 45B-Trevor Baker[18] ; 19. 2+-Brian Smith[14] ; 20. 35-Stuart Brubaker[12]
Hard Charger: 8M-TJ Michael +9

305 Sprints - Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[9] ; 5. 77I-John Ivy[10] ; 6. 29-Rich Farmer[2] ; 7. 1H-Zeth Sabo[7] ; 8. 7-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 9. 4T-James Taddeo[4] ; 10. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 26-Jamie Miller [2] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[7] ; 4. 11F-DJ Foos[1] ; 5. 3V-Chris Verda[3] ; 6. 77K-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 8. 8-Bobby Clark[8] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 3X-Brandon Riehl[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 3. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[4] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[9] ; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[5] ; 6. X-Mike Keegan[8] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[3] ; 8. 5-Kody Brewer[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 1H-Zeth Sabo[4] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[3] ; 4. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[8] ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 7. 4T-James Taddeo[10] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[11] ; 9. 5-Kody Brewer[9] ; 10. 29-Rich Farmer[1] ; 11. X15-Kasey Ziebold[12]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[5] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 3. 11F-DJ Foos[6] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[9] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[1] ; 6. 77I-John Ivy[13] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[10] ; 8. 97-Kyle Peters[4] ; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 10. 19R-Steve Rando[11] ; 11. 8-Bobby Clark[20] ; 12. 3X-Brandon Riehl[2] ; 13. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[15] ; 14. 11G-Luke Griffith[17] ; 15. 25-Jason Keckler[12] ; 16. X-Mike Keegan[18] ; 17. 1H-Zeth Sabo[16] ; 18. 3V-Chris Verda[14] ; 19. 9R-Dustin Rall[19] ; 20. 1W-Paul Weaver[7]
Hard Charger: 8-Bobby Clark +9

Late Models - Summit Racing Equipment

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 1N-Casey Noonan[1] ; 2. 94-Mike Bores[6] ; 3. 50-Ryan Missler[8] ; 4. 36-Matt Irey[7] ; 5. X3-Dan Wallace[4] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[3] ; 7. 28-Kent Brewer[9] ; 8. 20H-Troy Hahn[5] ; 9. 39-Brandon Moore[2] ; 10. 17X-Dustin Keegan[10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 2. 12-Doug Drown[8] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[7] ; 4. 42*-Bob Mayer[4] ; 5. 16-Steve Sabo[6] ; 6. 02-Jeff McCoy[1] ; 7. 30-Nate Potts[2] ; 8. 25-Ryan Eddleblute[5] ; 9. 17-Jeff Geis[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[2] ; 2. 69W-Jeff Warnick[1] ; 3. RH21-Gregg Haskell[3] ; 4. 77-Steve Kester[6] ; 5. 27-Ken Hahn[7] ; 6. 23H-Craig Hartong[5] ; 7. 03-Jim Gingery[4] ; 8. 4M-Jamie Miller[8] ; 9. J92-Jeff Cantleberry[9]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 28-Kent Brewer[4] ; 2. 02-Jeff McCoy[2] ; 3. 30-Nate Potts[5] ; 4. 23H-Craig Hartong[3] ; 5. 69R-Doug Baird[1] ; 6. 20H-Troy Hahn[7] ; 7. 4M-Jamie Miller[9] ; 8. 39-Brandon Moore[10] ; 9. 03-Jim Gingery[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[3] ; 2. 12-Doug Drown[1] ; 3. 50-Ryan Missler[6] ; 4. 5M-Ryan Markham[9] ; 5. 94-Mike Bores[4] ; 6. 1N-Casey Noonan[11] ; 7. X3-Dan Wallace[13] ; 8. 77-Steve Kester[12] ; 9. 27-Ken Hahn[15] ; 10. RH21-Gregg Haskell[5] ; 11. 69W-Jeff Warnick[8] ; 12. 28-Kent Brewer[16] ; 13. 69R-Doug Baird[20] ; 14. 16-Steve Sabo[14] ; 15. 02-Jeff McCoy[17] ; 16. 23H-Craig Hartong[19] ; 17. 30-Nate Potts[18] ; 18. 36-Matt Irey[2] ; 19. 51-Devin Shiels[7] ; 20. 42*-Bob Mayer[10]
Hard Charger: 69R-Doug Baird +7

 

 

COURTNEY SHINES BRIGHT IN POWRi SCORE AT LINCOLN

LINCOLN, ILL. (August 16, 2019) - Although hard to believe, Tyler Courtney's impressive bid on Friday night at Lincoln Speedway marked only the second POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League win of his career. Leading 28 of 30 laps, "Sunshine" overcame a hectic early-race battle and fought off Logan Seavey in the late stages to park his Clauson-Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink, Spike/SR-11 No. 17BC in victory lane.

Creating excitement from the drop of the green flag, fans witnessed a nail-biting three-wide battle as C.J. Leary, Tyler Courtney and Logan Seavey immediately went all-out for the top spot. As the duo went to war, Leary laid down low as Courtney crept through the middle and Seavey screamed around the top, but it was Courtney's No. 17BC who found the advantage at the stripe on lap one.

A near-disastrous bobble on the cushion in turn four almost sent Courtney into the fence, but a miraculous save saw him set it back down and slip to third as Leary led the second circuit with Seavey close behind. Quickly recovering, Courtney came charging back and found his way back to the top spot by lap four when a pair of cautions for Cannon McIntosh and Ace McCarthy soon followed.

While Courtney ran away in command on the ensuing restart, the action heated up for second as Leary and Seavey continually went at each other's throats. A caution at the halfway mark restacked the field, but the yellow flew again shortly as fourth-place running Tucker Klaasmeyer stalled his No. 27 while in the midst of a frantic fight for position with Tyler Thomas and Zeb Wise.

Ready to show his cards, Seavey came gunning for Courtney on the restart as the No. 17BC went low and Seavey stuck his Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, Mobil 1, Bullet/Toyota No. 67 to the high side. Approaching Courtney in the closing stages, Seavey launched a lap 25 slider into turn one as the duo saw the five to go signal, however, Courtney immediately crossed him over and found another gear as he pulled away.

Primed to collect his winnings, Courtney was a quarter-mile away from the checkered flag when the red flag for Ace McCarthy halted the hot and heavy action. Restarting with a green-white-checkered on tap, Courtney nailed it and hauled away from Seavey, ending all doubt in this Friday feature.

Leading 28 of the 30 laps, Tyler Courtney's triumph marked his second-career victory with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. His other win coming at Lucas Oil Speedway in May of 2017, this Lincoln Speedway score was an impressive one for the Indianapolis, Ind. native aboard the Clauson-Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink, Spike/SR-11 No. 17BC.

Logan Seavey of Sutter, Calif. once again finished in second-place at Lincoln Speedway, this time trailing Courtney to the line after chasing Christopher Bell to the stripe in June. Zeb Wise followed his Thursday triumph at Fairbury with a third-place effort in his Clauson-Marshall Racing, Driven 2 Save Lives, Spike/SR-11 No. 39BC.

Closing out the top ten at Lincoln was C.J. Leary in the fourth-spot aboard his Lucas Oil Products, Ripper/SR-11 No. 21KS, Tyler Thomas of Collinsville, Okla. in the fifth position, a hard-charging Holley Hollan in sixth-from-18th aboard her SIRIUSXM No. 67, Tanner Thorson in the seventh spot, Andrew Layser in eighth, Zach Daum in ninth and Jesse Colwell in tenth.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League concludes their tripleheader weekend tomorrow night at the "Mighty" Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill. alongside the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Outlaw Micro League.

For more information on POWRi Racing, you can visit www.powri.comonline, follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter and Instagram, or like POWRi on Facebook.

Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps): 1 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (1); 2. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (2); 3. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grovce, OK (3); 4. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (5); 5. 98-Tanner Thorson, Minden, NV (6); 6. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (8); 7. 47BC-Andrew Layser, Collegeville, PA (4); 8. 3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (7); DNS, 8-Adam Taylor, Shorewood, IL.

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 67-Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (2); 2. 71K-Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (3); 3. 17BC-Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (7); 4. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (1); 5. 67K-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (4); 6. 88-Robert Dalby, Anaheim, CA (8); 7. 3B-Shelby Bosie, Sherman, IL (9); 8. 86C-David Camfield, Decatur, IL (5); 9. 97A-Austin O'Dell, Rochester, IL (6);

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps): 1.91T-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK (2); 2. 21KS-C.J. Leary, Greenfield, IN (5); 3. 39BC-Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (7); 4. 21MC-Maria Cofer, Macdoel, CA (4); 5. 11-Daniel Robinson, Ewing, IL (8); 6. 17C-Devin Camfield, Decatur, IL (3); 7. 57-Mark McMahill, Peoria, IL (9); 8. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlquah, OK (6); 9. 25-Steve Buckwalter, Royersford, PA (1).

Rod End Supply B-Main (12 Laps / 6 Transfer): 1. 3N-Jake Neuman (6); 2. 67K-Holley Hollan (1); 3. 3B-Shelby Bosie (2); 4. 47BC-Andrew Layser (5); 5. 28-Ace McCarthy (7); 6. 86C-David Camfield (8); 7. 97A-Austin O'Dell (10); 8. 57-Mark McMahill (4); 9. 8-Adam Taylor (9); 10. 17C-Devin Camfield (3); 11. 25-Steve Buckwalter (11).

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Main Event (30 Laps): 1. 17BC-Tyler Courtney (2); 2. 67-Logan Seavey (4); 3. 39BC-Zeb Wise (3); 4. 21KS-C.J. Leary (1); 5. 91T-Tyler Thomas (5); 6. 67K-Holley Hollan (18); 7. 98-Tanner Thorson (13); 8. 47BC-Andrew Layser (20); 9. 5D-Zach Daum (16); 10. 71-Jesse Colwell (14); 11. 9-Daison Pursley (10); 12. 3N-Jake Neuman (17); 13. 88-Robert Dalby (15); 14. 11-Daniel Robinson (9); 15. 97K-Jesse Love (11); 16. 86C-David Camfield (22); 17. 21MC-Maria Cofer (12); 18. 28-Ace McCarthy (21); 19. 3B-Shelby Bosie (19); 20. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (6); 21. 71K-Tanner Carrick (7); 22. 08-Cannon McIntosh (8). Lap Leader(s): Courtney 1; Leary 2-3; Courtney 4-30. Hard Charger(s): Hollan +12; Layser +12.

 

 

Tanner Holmes Dominates ISCS Speedweek Round #4 At Sunset

By Ben Deatherage Banks, Oregon- The Interstate Sprint Car Series made the journey to Sunset Speedway Park on Thursday, August 15th. The “Banks Bullring” boasted a full twenty-car field of talent on the ¼-mile clay oval. Teams traveled from all over the state of Oregon, Washington, California, and Idaho.

Shane Forte set the tone early in the main event. The Junction City veteran paced the field for the first couple of laps before being overtaken by Kinzer Cox. Cox, of Cottage Grove, defended the coveted position as best he could but went back to second. But the pass would be negated due to a lap seven caution putting Kinzer back in the lead.

Shortly after the ensuing restart Cox again was passed and this time, he was unable to retrieve the position. Jacksonville teenager Tanner Holmes powered his way to the front to capture the lead on lap nine. Several cautions prevented heavy lapped traffic coming into the picture.

On each restart, Holmes managed to master them. Tanner led the remainder of the distance to score his third ISCS Speedweek victory of 2019. It puts him as the all-time winningest drivers in speedweek history and is level for the most wins with the series.

Kinzer Cox held on to second place at the checkered flag over Harrisburg’s Tyler Thompson, in third. The rest of the top five consisted of Ashleigh Johnson, from Ferndale, Washington, in fourth over fifth finishing Enrique Jamie, of Medford.

Qualifying was split into three separate groups. Tanner Holmes, Shane Forte, and Tyler Thompson were the fastest drivers in their respected groups. Holmes established a new track record with a time of 12.389 seconds. Winners in heat race competition were Kinzer Cox, Arlington, Washington’s Brett McGhie, and Tyrell Mead of Winston.

The Interstate Sprint Car Series “Week of Speed” will conclude this weekend at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington. The 3/8-mile facility will be in action on Friday, August 16th, and Saturday, the 17th. Both nights the Front Gates open at 5:30 PM with racing beginning at 7:00. For ticket information, be sure and log on to www.graysharborraceway.com.

Race Results: ISCS Speedweek Race #4 Thursday, August 15th, 2019 Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon

Group Qualifying: Tanner Holmes (1), Shane Forte (2), Tyler Thompson (3)

Heat Race Winners: Kinzer Cox (1), Brett McGhie (2), Tyrell Mead (3)

A-Feature: 1. Tanner Holmes; 2. Kinzer Cox; 3. Tyler Thompson; 4. Ashleigh Johnson; 5. Enrique Jamie; 6. Eric Turner; 7. Cory Swatzina; 8. Steven Snawder; 9. Tyler Driever; 10. Scott Fox; 11. Brett McGhie; 12. Bill Rude; 13. Brian Boswell; 14. Shane Forte; 15. Anthony Pope; 16. Morgan Burks; 17. Trent Estes; 18. Raquel Ivie; 19. Tyrell Mead; 20. Emily Williams

2019 ISCS Speedweek Schedule: August 12th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, OR (Tanner Holmes) August 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR (Jake Wheeler) August 14th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR (Tanner Holmes) August 15th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, OR (Tanner Holmes) August 16th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA August 17th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA

 

 

WISE WHEELS CUSHION TO SECOND POWRi WIN AT FAIRBURY

FAIRBURY, ILL. (August 15, 2019) - Adding his second-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory on Thursday night, Zeb Wise of Angola, Ind. wheeled the Clauson-Marshall Racing, Driven 2 Save Lives, Spike/SR-11 No. 39BC to the win on Thursday night at Fairbury American Legion Speedway.

Starting from the outside pole, Wise took the green flag alongside PAC Racing Springs High Point Man, Thomas Meseraull. Sliding across turns one and two in front of Wise, Meseraull made an immediate bid for control of the lead, but Wise was too quick with the crossover as he snuck down and drove back by the No. 7X to lead the opening circuit.

Heading straight for the cushion, Wise rocketed away in the early stages as his Clauson-Marshall teammate, Tyler Courtney, made his way into the second spot with a pass on Meseraull. While Courtney set his sights on Wise out front, Logan Seavey of Sutter, Calif. was the hard charger storming through the field aboard his Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, Mobil 1, Bullet/Toyota No. 67.

Catching Wise with six laps left, Courtney was within striking distance and set himself up to attack his teammate for command of the top spot. Tossing a slider as they came to the five to go signal, Courtney cleared Wise, but was quickly relegated back to second as the caution flew for Thomas Meseraull.

Restarting with six to go, Wise led the field back to green fully aware of Courtney's presence behind him. Another caution on the 27th circuit for Maria Cofer lined the field up for one final restart as Wise led Courtney and a rocket-fast Seavey.

Expecting a challenge for the lead, Wise received nothing in the final three laps as Courtney's hands were too full with an exchange of sliders from Seavey. While those two fought head-to-head, Wise snuck away and drove the No. 39BC to victory, marking his second-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League win.

Logan Seavey chased Wise to the line, capping an impressive 14th-to-second charge aboard his No. 67. Tyler Courtney rounded out the podium in third with Tanner Thorson and Zach Daum closing out the top five. Finishing inside the top ten was Robert Dalby in sixth, Tucker Klaasmeyer in seventh, Jesse Colwell in eighth, Tanner Carrick in ninth and Cannon McIntosh.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League keeps the tripleheader weekend rolling tomorrow Friday, August 16 with a trip to Lincoln Speedway followed by a Saturday, August 17 appearance at Macon Speedway.

For more information on POWRi Racing, you can visit www.powri.com online, follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter and Instagram, or like POWRi on Facebook.

Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 7X-Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA (6); 2. 3B-Shelby Bosie, Sherman, IL (1); 3. 98-Tanner Thorson, Minden, NV (4); 4. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (9); 5. 67-Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (5); 6. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (2); 7. 3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (7); 8. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (8); 9. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (3).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 17BC-Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (3); 2. 71K-Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (2); 3. 91T-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK (5); 4. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (9); 5. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (4); 6. 21MC-Maria Cofer, Macdoel, CA (6); 7. 86C-David Camfield, Decatur, IL (8); 8. 72-Sam Johnson, St. Peters, MO (1); 9. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (7).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps):
1. 88-Robert Dalby, Anaheim, CA (1); 2. 39BC-Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (8); 3. 67K-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (5); 4. 21KS-C.J. Leary, Greenfield, IN (3); 5. 47BC-Andrew Layser, Collegeville, PA (9); 6. 11-Tyler Baran, Joliet, IL (2); 7. 77U-Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL (4); 8. 17C-Devin Camfield, Decatur, IL (6); 9. 97A-Austin O'Dell, Rochester, IL (7).

Rod End Supply B-Main (12 Laps):
1. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (2); 2. 3N-Jake Neuman (4); 3. 08-Cannon McIntosh (8); 4. 9-Daison Pursley (11); 5. 86C-David Camfield (1); 6. 28-Ace McCarthy (6); 7. 11-Tyler Baran (3); 8. 17C-Devin Camfield (7); 9. 77U-Chris Urish (5); 97A-Austin O'Dell (DNS); 72-Sam Johnson (DNS).

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 39BC-Zeb Wise (2); 2. 67-Logan Seavey (14); 3. 17BC-Tyler Courtney (3); 4. 98-Tanner Thorson (12); 5. 5D-Zach Daum (4); 6. 88-Robert Dalby (6); 7. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (17); 8. 71-Jesse Colwell (5); 9. 71K-Tanner Carrick (9); 10. 08-Cannon McIntosh (19); 11. 28-Ace McCarthy (22); 12. 21KS-C.J. Leary (13); 13. 9-Daison Pursley (20); 14. 67K-Holley Hollan (8); 15. 86C-David Camfield (21); 16. 47BC-Andrew Layser (10); 17. 97K-Jesse Love (15); 18. 21MC-Maria Cofer (16); 19. 7X-Thomas Meseraull (1); 20. 3N-Jake Neuman (18); 21. 3B-Shelby Bosie (11); 22. 91T-Tyler Thomas (7).
Lap Leader(s): Wise 1-30.
Hard Charger(s): Seavey +12.

 

Yankowski Wins 1st In SpeedSTRs; Carber Is Money In Kutztown Fair Week 600 Nationals

Kutztown, PA (August 14) - Alex Yankowski said he had some “motor issues” late in the race on Wednesday night at Championship Energy Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds. But no one in the packed grandstand could tell as the teen sensation sped to his first career win in the USAC All Pro SpeedSTR division during National Dirt Week at the Kutztown Fair.

“Big Money” Brian Carber notched his second consecutive victory in the 60-lap Fair National for the Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprints. Carber followed up his win in last year’s National with another $2,000 triumph on Wednesday.

Wyatt Taschler captured the 15-lap Junior National Slingshot main, while Kasey Hufcut clinched the 2019 Junior Slingshot point title at Action Track USA with a sixth-place finish.

In the 30-lapper for the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs, Yankowski out-gunned pole sitter Kevin Graver to grab a slim lead on the first trip around the clay oval. Alex Bright and Matt Westfall slipped into second and third on the eighth circuit, but Yankowski was setting a torrid pace, building a comfortable advantage in the first one-third of the race.

The leader had a close call with 11 laps in the books, as two cars got together in turns one and two and Yankowski could not avoid a bit of contact with them, bouncing his right-rear tire off one of the front bumpers of the disabled cars. Luckily, there was no damage done to the Bagel Rack No. 7, and Yankowski took off once again on the restart.

A plethora of cautions plagued the middle portion of the event as Yankowski held serve over A. Bright, Westfall, TJ Mayberry, Graver, and Trevor Kobylarz. On a restart at the halfway mark, TJ Mayberry flashed by Westfall on the high side before slicing to the bottom and picking off Bright for second. Kobylarz was also on the move, battling Westfall and Graver for fourth spot.

With Yankowski cruising out front during the second half of the feature, the best battle for position was from third on back as a surging Matt Janisch fought with A. Bright and Erick Rudolph. Tim Buckwalter and point leader Billy Pauch Jr. were involved in a couple of skirmishes throughout the race, but both battled back to run inside and just outside the top five. Over the final tours, T. Buckwalter and Kobylarz dueled side by side for fourth position while Tom Mayberry held off Pauch Jr. for sixth.

At the finish, it was Yankowski blasting under the checkered flag to win by just more than two-seconds over TJ Mayberry. Alex Bright wound up third with T. Buckwalter fourth and Kobylarz finishing fifth.

Buckwalter’s fourth place effort pulled him a little close to Pauch Jr. in the championship standings with one race remaining on Sunday, August 18. Pauch now leads T. Buckwalter by 85 points heading into Sunday’s event.

The competition in the 60-lap Fair National for the Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprints was fierce from start to finish, with several drivers forging their way to the front during the long distance affair. In the end, though, it was the experience and racing savvy of Brian Carber that prevailed once again.

“Damon (Paul) was really flying at the beginning, and I was kind of riding at first, but I figured I better get going and try to keep pace with him and Joe (Kay),” explained Carber after the race. “Under yellow, I kept reaching back and I could still feel the nubs on my left-rear tire, so I knew we were good and I could run hard. This car was so good tonight; I could run high and low and put it wherever I needed to go.”

Joe Kay, who lives in Pipersville, PA, as does Carber, jumped to the early lead over Eddie Strada, Kenny Miller III, and Paul. On a restart with 11 revolutions complete, Paul and Miller, who had been sliding one another for third place, darted past Strada to run second and third. Kay continued to set the pace, but the tussle for the runner-up spot between Paul and Miller was a good one, and the duo kept pace with the leader as they battled one another.

A yellow with 26 complete was needed for point leader Billy Pauch Jr., who was running among the top five or six during the first half of the race before spinning in turn four. Some smoke was seen coming from the car as Pauch sat facing traffic, and his No. 91s was pushed back to the pit area, resulting in a 26th place finish. The early retirement would cost him the top spot in the standings when the points were tallied after the event.

The top five at halfway were Kay, Miller, Paul, Carber (who started tenth), and Colin White. Carber pushed the “giddy-up” button at that point, going to the top and powering around Paul and Miller to grab the runner-up slot. He began his assault on the leader, with Kay fending off the advances until they rubbed wheels on the front stretch and Carber edged ahead to lead lap 38. Carber then motored away and Miller passed Kay for second. Alex Bright, who started near the front but faded outside the top five in the first half, came roaring back to run fourth and 22nd starter Tim Buckwalter also entered the top five.

With Carber dashing off to a healthy lead and Miller solidly in second, a six-car scuffle entertained the crowd over the final dozen laps. Buckwalter secured the spot with ten to go, but he was far from safe as Bright, Colin White (who had to come from the rear after he was involved in a mid-race tangle), Kay, Strada, and Jimmy Glenn fought tooth-and-nail for the remaining top five positions.

At the end it was Carber taking the checkered flag in the Gable’s Service Center No. 41c by several car lengths over Miller, with T. Buckwalter, A. Bright, and White rounding out the top five.

With Pauch Jr. heading to the pits early and finishing 26th, Kenny Miller III used his runner-up finish to vault over Pauch and re-take the point lead with one race remaining on the 2019 schedule. Miller now leads Pauch by 81 points - he trailed the Milford, NJ racer by 35 when the night began - as they head into Sunday’s finale.

Wyatt Taschler led all the way to win the Junior Slingshot National Tour event, but he had to fend off the challenges of Paulie Hartwig III, then Tyler Ulsh, who ducked under Hartwig to snare second on a restart with three circuits scored. Tanner VanDoren, in a borrowed ride, raced to third but wasn’t able to get by Ulsh.

Taschler maintained a narrow lead and drove to the win over Ulsh and VanDoren, with Hartwig and James Hendricks completing the top five.

A sixth-place finish was enough to clinch the 2019 Junior Slingshot point championship for Kasey Hufcut. Hufcut edged out Ulsh for the title by just five points.

Sunday, August 18 is Championship Night at the Berks County oval as the season concludes with a four division show featuring the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs, the Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprints, the All Star Slingshots, and the Restricted 600 Sprints. Warm-ups begin at 6:15 and qualifying events will immediately follow the hot lap sessions. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and grandstand gates swing open at 5:00.

RESULTS:

USAC All-Pro SpeedSTRs (30 laps) – 1. Alex Yankowski 2. TJ Mayberry 3. Alex Bright 4. Tim Buckwalter 5. Trevor Kobylarz 6. Erick Rudolph 7. Billy Pauch, Jr. 8. Matt Janisch 9. Tom Mayberry 10. Rick Eckert 11. Kevin Graver 12. Joey Jarowicz 13. Briggs Danner 14. Matt Westfall 15. Brad Brightbill 16. Casey Boone 17. Earl Paules 18. Tim Iulg 19. Chad Jones 20. Gary Wagner 21. Steve Buckwalter 22. Stephen Nederostek 23. Josh Dalrymple 24. Rick Leaper. DNS: Lauden Siegfried.

Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprint Fair Week National (60 Laps) – 1. Brian Carber 2. Kenny Miller III 3. Tim Buckwalter 4. Alex Bright 5. Colin White 6. Joe Kay 7. Eddie Strada 8. Jason Swavely 9. Buddy Schweibinz 10. Geordon Marrero 11. Christian Bruno 12. Chad Sandt 13. Ryan Kunkle 14. Austin Quick 15. Billy Koch 16. Sam Martz 17. Eric Ankiewicz 18. Mike Linderman 19. Damon Paul 20. Fred Heinly 21. Jimmy Glenn 22. Brendon Bright 23. Jay Hartman 24. Zack Weisenfluh 25. Scott Slater 26. Billy Pauch, Jr. 27. Tyler Lindsay 28. Jacob Severn 29. Nash Ely.

DNQ: Junior Ankiewicz, Joey Amantea, Joe Nemeth, Steven Weirich, Jared Lilly, Jason Muldowney, Aiden Borden, Taylor Troxel, Tyler Henry, Steven Snyder, Zach Fisher.

Junior Slingshots (15 Laps) – 1. Wyatt Taschler 2. Tyler Ulsh 3. Tanner VanDoren 4. Paul Hartwig III 5. James Hendricks 6. Kasey Hufcut 7. Logan Bauman 8. Aidan Donaldson 9. Tucker Cole 10. Aaron Diller 11. Joshua Allen.

 

 

Tanner Holmes Earns Second Win Of ISCS Speedweek With Late Race Move

By Ben Deatherage

Cottage Grove, Oregon- For the third straight night of the week, the Interstate Sprint Car Series was in action for the 2019 “Week Of Speed.” Cottage Grove Speedway once again was the site for racing action. The race initially scheduled for Willamette Speedway, but the race moved south. Twenty-eight total cars were on hand representing Oregon, Washington, California, and Idaho.

After a wreck on the opening start, Tyler Thompson paced the field for the first lap of the main event. The Harrisburg teenager wasn’t quite able to develop a significant lead over the rest of the competition due to several stoppages from lap two to seven. After the final restart of the evening, Thompson began to fly out in front of the pack.

Coming up to lapped traffic late in the race proved to be a bit tricky. Tyler began to feel a bit of pressure from Tanner Holmes in the final third of the main. Holmes managed to make a close-quarter pass on lap twenty-one. Holmes, of Jacksonville, was under pressure the rest of the way but held on to win the race. It is Holmes’ second win of the week and his fourth of 2019. The victory puts him level with Thompson on the all-time main event win list.

Tyler Thompson was a close second while third went to Lake Stevens, Washington’s Eric Turner with a great run. Emily Williams, from Castro Valley, California, rallied to a fourth-place result over fifth finishing Junction City veteran Shane Forte.

Qualifying was split up into four separate groups. Earning fast time awards were Tanner Holmes, Shane Forte, Cottage Grove’s Kinzer Cox, and Tyler Thompson. Heat race wins went to Eric Turner, Central Point driver Mike Wheeler, Ashleigh Johnson of Ferndale, Washington, and Raquel Ivie, of Eugene. Arlington, Washington traveler Brett McGhie scored the victory in the consolation feature.

Sunset Speedway Park will be the battleground for the fourth race of the 2019 ISCS Week of Speed schedule. It is the smallest track the series visits and is the only time the tour goes to the “Banks Bullring” this year. Shane Forte is the defending speedweek winner at SSP.

Ticket prices are $13.00 for Adults and Seniors/Military/Juniors (13-17) $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and Kids (5 & Under) are FREE. A Family Pass (Two Adults and up to four Youths (6-12)) is offered for $35.00 while Premium Seats are available for $25.00 each. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, with racing kicking off at 6:00. For more information, log on to www.sunsetspeedwaypark.com.

Race Results: ISCS Speedweek Race #3 Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

Group Qualifying: Tanner Holmes (1), Shane Forte (2), Kinzer Cox (3), Tyler Thompson (4)

Heat Race Winners: Eric Turner (1), Mike Wheeler (2), Ashleigh Johnson (3), Raquel Ivie (4)

B-Feature: 1. Brett McGhie; 2. Anthony Pope; 3. Melissa Solesbee; 4. Tyler Driever; 5. Enrique Jamie; 6. Trent Esters; 7. Truman Winnigham; 8. Tyrell Mead; 9. Ian Bandey; 10. Heath Shelton; 11. Morgan Burks; 12. Scott Fox

A-Feature: 1. Tanner Holmes; 2. Tyler Thompson; 3. Eric Turner; 4. Emily Williams; 5. Shane Forte; 6. Raquel Ivie; 7. Tyler Driever; 8. Brody Sim; 9. Melissa Solesbee; 10. Cory Swatzina; 11. Anthony Pope; 12. Brian Boswell; 13. Steven Sturdevant; 14. Kinzer Cox; 15. Bill Rude; 16. Brett McGhie; 17. Mike Wheeler; 18. Cooper Desbiens; 19. Jake Wheeler; 20. Ashleigh Johnson

2019 ISCS Speedweek Schedule: August 12th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, OR (Tanner Holmes) August 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR (Jake Wheeler) August 14th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR (Tanner Holmes) August 15th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, OR August 16th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA August 17th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA

 

 

Jake Wheeler Takes Round #2 Of ISCS Speedweek At Cottage Grove
By Ben Deatherage
Cottage Grove, Oregon- The Interstate Sprint Car Series rolled into Cottage Grove Speedway on Tuesday, August 13th. The race was the second round of the 2019 “Week of Speed” and the first of two straight nights at the historic 1/4/-mile clay oval. Thirty entries made up the field with drivers from Oregon, Washington, California, and Idaho.

The main event began with Shane Forte taking control of the lead. The Junction City veteran set a rapid pace early but lost control of the position on lap six. However, a caution came out shortly after the pass officially counted. It meant Forte resumed the lead.

A couple of more yellow flag incidents took place, but Shane retained the lead each time. On a lap seven restart, Jake Wheeler came out of nowhere and toward the front. Wheeler, racing for car owner Ron Osborne, officially passed Forte on lap ten for the coveted top spot.

The Central Point chauffeur intelligently navigated his way through slower traffic to keep all challengers at bay. When the checkered flag dropped Wheeler was the winner and became the fourth different driver to win with ISCS in 2019 and his first of his career with the group. He is the third different pilot to be triumphant in series action at Cottage Grove this year. Jake is also the second different driver in as many nights to win on the current speedweek schedule.

Jake’s uncle, Mike Wheeler of White City, had an outstanding run and ended the night the runner-up. Cottage Grove’s Kinzer Cox placed third over fourth finishing Shane Forte. Rounding up the top five, in fifth, would be Jacksonville teenager Tanner Holmes.

Group qualifying was implemented earlier in the evening. Earning quick time in their respective groups were Tanner Holmes, Central Point veteran Charlie Thompson, Thurston’s Ricky Ashley, and Mike Wheeler. Heat race victors included Steven Snawder from Roseburg, Shane Forte, Kinzer Cox, and Eric Turner of Lake Stevens, Washington. Raquel Ivie, of Eugene, won the consolation feature.

The ISCS Week of Speed remains at Cottage Grove Speedway on Wednesday, August 14th. The date was initially intended to be at Willamette Speedway, but the race transferred to CGS. The ISCS has been to Cottage Grove three time in 2019.

Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:30, and Time Trials at 5:30 with racing beginning at 6:00. Tickets are $13.00 for Adults, Seniors/Juniors/Military $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. For more information and updates log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or check out the official Facebook page.

Race Results:
ISCS Speedweek Race #2
Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
Cottage Grove Speedway
Cottage Grove, Oregon

Group Qualifying: Tanner Holmes (1), Charlie Thompson (2), Ricky Ashley (3), Mike Wheeler (4)
Heat Race Winners: Steven Snawder (1), Shane Forte (2), Kinzer Cox (3), Eric Turner (4)

B-Feature: 1. Raquel Ivie; 2. Anthony Pope; 3. Cory Swatzina; 4. Emily Williams; 5. Tyrell Mead; 6. Heath Shelton; 7. Brody Sim; 8. Trent Estes; 9. Melissa Solesbee; 10. Ian Bandey; 11. Enrique Jaime; 12. Morgan Burks; 13. Brian Boswell; 14. Scott Fox

A-Feature: 1. Jake Wheeler; 2. Mike Wheeler; 3. Kinzer Cox; 4. Shane Forte; 5. Tanner Holmes; 6. Tyler Driever; 7. Steven Snawder; 8. Tyler Thompson; 9. Eric Turner; 10. Brett McGhie; 11. Emily Williams; 12. Charlie Thompson; 13. Anthony Pope; 14. Bill Rude; 15. Raquel Ivie; 16. Cory Swatzina; 17. Kyle Alberding; 18. Ricky Ashley; 19. Ashleigh Johnson; 20. Nickye Mendenhall

2019 ISCS Speedweek Schedule:
August 12th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, OR (Tanner Holmes)
August 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR (Jake Wheeler)
August 14th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR
August 15th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, OR
August 16th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA
August 17th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA

 

 

Tanner Holmes Wins First Night Of ISCS Week Of Speed In Coos Bay
By Ben Deatherage

Coos Bay, Oregon- Coos Bay Speedway officially kicked off the 2019 Interstate Sprint Car Series “Week of Speed” on Monday, August 12th. The 3/8-mile clay oval attracted over twenty teams to the facility for the first of six straight nights of racing at five different tracks. The field was comprised of racers from Oregon, Washington, California, and Idaho.

Custer, Washington youngster Ashleigh Johnson was a dominant force for much of the feature. Despite a couple of brief forays from the competition she held all contenders behind her. Five total stoppages took place, including two red flag incidents, but every restart Johnson maintained the lead.

Just when it seemed that Ashleigh was en route to the winner’s circle a late-race pass happened on lap twenty-four coming to the white flag. Tanner Holmes, of Jacksonville, made the maneuver and held on the rest of the distance to win his third Interstate Sprint Car Series win of 2019. It is Holmes’ first-ever ISCS Week of Speed triumph.

Ashleigh Johnson was a respectable runner-up while Winston’s Tyrell Mead posted a third-place result. Central Point pilot Jake Wheeler, racing for car owner Ron Osborne, ended his night in fourth. Recording a fifth finishing position was Kinzer Cox, of Cottage Grove, via the B-Main.

The field was divided into four groups in time trials. Tanner Holmes, Harrisburg native Tyler Thompson, Shane Forte from Junction City, and Ashleigh Johnson were all quick qualifiers. Winners in heat race action were Cottage Grove’s Melissa Solesbee, Jake Wheeler, Brett McGhie of Arlington, Washington, and Meridian, Idaho teenager Tyler Driever. Kinzer Cox won the consolation feature.

The ISCS Week of Speed continues this Tuesday, August 13th. Drivers will battle it out at Cottage Grove Speedway throughout the night. It is the third time the series has visited the venue.

Pit Gates open at 1:00 PM, Front Gates 3:30, and Time Trials at 5:30 with racing beginning at 6:00. Tickets are $13.00 for Adults, Seniors/Juniors/Military $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. For more information and updates log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or check out the official Facebook page.

Race Results:
ISCS Speedweek Race #1
Monday, August 12th, 2019
Coos Bay Speedway
Coos Bay, Oregon

Group Qualifying: Tanner Holmes (1), Tyler Thompson (2), Shane Forte (3), Ashleigh Johnson (4)
Heat Race Winners: Melissa Solesbee (1), Jake Wheeler (2), Brett McGhie (3), Tyler Driever (4)

B-Feature: 1. Kinzer Cox; 2. Vern Scevers; 3. Steven Snawder; 4. Eric Turner; 5. Trent Estes; 6. Austin Sause; 7. Brent Rich; 8. Morgan Burks

A-Feature: 1. Tanner Holmes; 2. Ashleigh Johnson; 3. Tyrell Mead; 4. Jake Wheeler; 5. Kinzer Cox; 6. Emily Williams; 7. Bill Rude; 8. Shane Forte; 9. Steven Snawder; 10. Enrique Jamie; 11. Eric Turner; 12. Cooper Desbiens; 13. Tyler Driever; 14. Mike Wheeler; 15. Raquel Ivie; 16. Brett McGhie; 17. Melissa Solesbee; 18. Tyler Thompson; 19. Anthony Pope; 20. Vern Scevers

2019 ISCS Speedweek Schedule:
August 12th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, OR (Tanner Holmes)
August 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR
August 14th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, OR
August 15th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, OR
August 16th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA
August 17th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA

 

 

Scott Kreutter Victorious Once Again At Eriez

(Hammett, PA) If there is one race track that Scott Kreutter is always excited to get back too, it is the Eriez Speedway. He backed that excitement up by scoring his fourth win at the speedway and his eighth overall with the Patriot Sprint Tour.

“The car was really good tonight” Kreutter opened his victory lane speech up with. “I had no idea where [Davie] Franek and [Joe] Trenca were so I was just doing the best that I could, trying to be patient, when it gets real slick like that, you have to have a lot of patience.”

Kreutter would start on the pole alongside Joe Trenca as the two brought the 24-car field to the green flag. Kreutter would pull away early with Davie Franek immediately getting by Trenca for second. Fifth starter Jared Zimbardi would also get himself in the mix for the race lead but lost power heading into turn four for on lap three.

Zimbardi would utilize his two-minute work area option and his team was able to make repairs and get back onto the race-track before time elapsed. Zimbardi would fight back for a 12th place finish.

On the ensuing restart, Kreutter would not get away as convincingly this time with Franek riding his tail tank down the back stretch. Franek would enter low with Kreutter riding the middle groove of the race track and the two would battle for the lead in turns one and two. However, another caution would come out for Pete Richardson who would lose power steering in his car on lap five.

Richardson was able to get back out but the repairs the team made would not suffice and he would immediately pull it pit side prior to the green flag coming back out.

Kreutter had a much better restart this time and was able to pull away to nearly a ten car length lead. Kreutter would meet lap traffic on lap 11 which allowed Franek to close the gap with about 12 laps to go.

Kreutter would maintain his composure however and pick off lap cars as laps would click away. Kreutter would check out again with Franek now having to fend off Joe Trenca who had a late race surge.

In the end, Kreutter would lead all 25 laps and pick up the win over Franek, Trenca, Randy Hannagan and Jordan Thomas. It was a great cap off for Kreutter Sunday night after a not so good start to his weekend.

“I was really disappointed Friday night, I thought we had a win at Ohsweken” Kreutter continued. ”Then last night at Mercer we got buried but I am really happy for this Hoddick team, everyone puts a lot of time into this, a lot of dedication, these wins are hard to come by.”

Davie Franek is progressing back to regular form by getting back on the podium for the first time since July 12. He had to settle for second but he will take it and move on.

“I tried to make good laps, I don’t know if I had the wrong line or something” Franek said. “I felt like I was losing a lot of time in three and four. However, second place does make the seven hour tow back to Jersey a little bit easier.”

Joe Trenca was happy to get back on the podium after a not so good race the night before.

“Starting second and to fall back a position does not feel good” Trenca said.

“But we found something before the feature that we think has been hurting us and the car has been a lot better.”

The Patriot Sprint Tour would like thank the NRA Sprint Invaders and their teams for traveling this weekend to Western PA, the staff from PST looks forward to working this great organization for many years to come.

Heat race winners went to Tim Allison, Shawn Dancer, and Joe Trenca. Justin Barger was the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash for Cash.

The series will be idle this coming weekend but will return to Woodhull Raceway for the third time in 2019. After Woodhull will be the inaugural New York Nationals at Land of Legends Raceway. It is a two day show with the second day paying $5,000 to the winner.

Several announcements pertaining to that race are forthcoming so please be sure to log onto www.patirotsprinttour.com and to connect with the Patriot Sprint Tour on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Patriot Sprint Tour/ NRA Sprint Invaders Quick Results

A Main: 1) 49- SCOTT KREUTTER (1) 2) 28f-Davie Franek 3) 98-Joe Trenca 4) 22H-Rnady Hannagan 5) 79-Jordan Thomas 6) 5-Justin Barger 7) 16B-Ricky Peterson 8) 17-Jared Hortsman 9) 34-Luke Hall 10) 49D-Shawn Dancer 11) 10-Mitch Brown 12) 35-Jared Zimbardi 13) 11-Tim Allison 14) 10J-Jack Sodeman 15) 28H-Hud Horton 16) 22r-Mike Koehler 17) 1-10-Jake Brown 18) 7NY-Matt Farnham 19) 121-Steve Glover 20) 99-John Trenca 21) 23-Devon Dobie 22) 14-Luke Daugherty 23) 67-Pete Richardson 24) 16L-Roger Levesque

Heat 1: 1) 11-Tim Allison 2) 22H-Randy Hannagan 3) 49-Scott Kreutter 4) 35-Jared Zimbardi 5) 16B-Ricky Peterson 6) 1-10- Jake Brown 7) 17-Jared Hortsman 8) 16L-Roger Levesque

Heat 2: 1) 49-Shawn Dancer 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 28F-Davie Franek 4) 99-John Trenca 5) 121-Steve Glover 6) 23-Devon Dobie 7) 10J-Jack Sodeman 8) 14- Luke Daugherty

Heat 3: 1) 98-Joe Trenca 2) 22R-Mike Koehler 3) 5-Justin Barger 4) 7NY-Matt Farnham 5) 34-Luke Hall 6) 10- Mitch Brown 7) 28H-Hud Horton 8) 67-Pete Richardson

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash For Cash: 1) 5-Justin Barger 2) 7NY-Matt Farnham 3) 16- Ricky Peterson 4) 22r-Mike Koehler 5) 34-Mike Koehler 6) 99-John Trenca

 

 

Jonathan Preston Takes Third Lucas Oil ESS Victory with Exciting win at Weedsport

By Dean Reynolds

WEEDSPORT, NY – Jonathan Preston came into the 2019 Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints season still looking for his first A-Main win of 2019. After Sunday’s 25 lap, Mach 1 Chassis A-Main, he now is a three-time winner on the tour which puts him only behind Paulie Colagiovanni as the winningest driver on the tour.

“It’s been a pretty special year so far, we have been so close to getting a A-Main win over the years and now to have three in one season, that’s cool,” said the Romulus, NY, second generation driver. “We still consider ourselves a low dollar team. I mean this Mach 1 was a bent frame I got off of Jeff Cook for $500, the motor isn’t the best but you just never give up and try as hard as you can.”

The Weedsport oval had some bite and a good outside, that plays right into Preston’s wheelhouse. “It was definitely different than what it usually is,” he noted, “This track can get real slick but it never did tonight. I ran the top and I ran it hard.”

By the luck of the redraw, Preston started on the pole of the A-Main that also paid points for the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour and the E&V Energy I90/I81 Series. Alongside was Chuck Hebing who won the night before at Brockville. “I knew Chuck was going to be tough and I was a bit worried with him starting on the outside, he likes it up there,” said Preston, “But, I got the jump. Usually this motor stumbles on starts but I guess it was good enough.”

Many-time Weedsport winner Danny Varin got into second just shy of halfway and was hoping to close the gap on Preston but just never got close enough. “We just seem to be a little off this year, I’m just not quite sure what it is either,” said Varin who is surprisingly winless so far in 2019, “Second isn’t bad but I do like to get some wins, we will keep digging and see if we can get a few here at the end of the season.”

Colagiovanni is the current point leader and he got by Hebing in the closing stages of the event to stretch his point lead a little more over Hebing and Jason Barney who was a dropout victim. “The track was faster than normal which I like but it also made everyone else fast so passing was tough,” said the 18 year old, six-time winner. “It still was a good night, I just can’t thank the guys enough for giving me another good car.”

Hebing came home in fourth followed by Shawn Donath. The next five was made up of Jeff Cook, Tommy Wickham, Larry Wight, Kelly Hebing and Sammy Reakes IV.

Dave Axton lost a left rear wheel and went over on his wing but walked away uninjured.

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main Weedsport – Jonathan Preston ($2,110), Danny Varin ($1,035), Paulie Colagiovanni ($835), Chuck Hebing ($655), Shawn Donath ($530), Jeff Cook ($470), Tommy Wickham ($430), Larry Wight ($420), Kelly Hebing ($460), Sammy Reakes IV ($450), Denny Peebles ($460), Matt Tanner ($345), Kyle Moffit ($325), Tyler Cartier ($300), Emily VanInwegen ($300), Scott Holcomb ($325), T.J. Karlsen ($300), Erik Karlsen ($300), Jason Barney ($500), Josh Flint ($300), Billy VanInwegen ($300), Josh Azzi ($300)

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

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Moffit, Colagiovanni, Donath $25

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Halfway – Preston $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Preston $50

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

Ground Control Last Car Lead Lap – Tanner $25

Ground Control 11th Place Finisher - Peebles $25

Walt’s Hobby Town/Cobra Coaches Dash – Peebles ($100), Axton ($75), K. Hebing ($50), Holcomb ($25), Tanner ($25)

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Preston, Varin, Colagiovanni $10

Hoosier Tire – Barney $200

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The Cobra Finally Strikes, Chuck Hebing gets first Lucas Oil ESS Victory at Brockville

By Dean Reynolds

BROCKVILLE, ONT – It was a night of firsts Saturday night in Canada. For the first time in 2019 the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints invaded the Brockville Ontario Speedway and for the first time, Chuck Hebing put his familiar #45 in the winner’s circle. Even though the veteran is currently second in points, the checkered flag has eluded him until this 25 lap, $2,000 to win A-Main.

Another first at the speedway was a father/daughter front row for the start of the 25 lap A main event as Kelly Hebing took the lead from her dad Chuck and nearly led lap one, until “The Cobra” rocketed past the “Lil’ Cobra” off turn four.

“Anytime you get a win its special, especially after the year we have been having. But to start alongside Kelly was pretty cool,” said the past ESS champ, “That will be something I always will remember.”

The win not only got Hebing some important points for the overall Lucas Oil Championship but also for the Ohsweken Speedway Canada Tour as well.

Hebing was fast early and was using the top lane to his advantage as he held a comfortable lead in the opening laps of the race. On lap seven the first yellow would fly for Rick Wilson who spun his car off turn four and the caution would fly. “On the restarts I wanted to use the outside but when I saw Steve (Poirier) starting low I knew I had to hit them just right.’

On the restart Hebing took control as Poirier took was a close second trying hard to run down the leader. The leaders began to enter traffic and Poirier knew this was his moment to take advantage of any mistake made by Hebing but the Ontario New York native was working traffic perfectly.

“Chuck was fast but lapped traffic is always a key here and I was hoping I could get a shot at him,” said the defending and eight-time champion, “I tried down low a few times and he was strong up top but I just couldn’t make it work.”

Just as it looked to be an easy win, a final caution came out with three laps to go. They both echoed the same thoughts.

“Yea, I knew I just had to do it one more time (good restart),” Hebing quipped.

“I was hoping to get one more shot at him but he just got another good jump,” Poirier noted, but then he summed it up the night perfectly. “That was fun though and good to see some old guys up front for a change!”

Hebing collected career win #37 which moved him to fourth on the all-time list inching ahead from Hall of Famer Mal Lane. Poirier in for second ahead of Matt Tanner, Jordan Poirier and Paulie Colagiovanni. Rounding out the top ten were Jonathan Preston, Shawn Donath, who came back from a flip the night before at Can-Am, Jason Barney, who was involved in the same accident as Donath, Rick Wilson and Billy VanInwegen

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main Weedsport – Chuck Hebing ($2,060), Steve Poirier ($1,010), Matt Tanner ($835), Jordan Poirier ($655), Paulie Colagiovanni ($555), Jonathan Preston ($460), Shawn Donath ($805), Jason Barney ($420), Rick Wilson ($435), Billy VanInwegen ($400), Kelly Hebing ($460), Chris Jones ($320), Jeff Cook ($350), Dave Axton ($375), Tyler Rand ($300), Kyle Fraser ($300), Scott Holcomb ($300), Lacey Hanson ($325)

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Donath, J. Poirier, Tanner $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Wilson, K. Hebing, Colagiovanni $25

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Halfway – C. Hebing $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – K. Hebing $50

Fondations 55 Hard Charger – Donath (6 pos), $50

Ground Control Last Car Lead Lap – Axton $25

Ground Control 11th Place Finisher – K. Hebing $25

Cobra Coaches Dash – Donath ($100), Axton ($75), Cook ($50), Hanson ($25)

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – C. Hebing, S. Poirier, Tanner $10

Hoosier Tire – Donath $200

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Arenz masters Angell Park with MSA season sweep

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 11, 2019 – Series point leader Travis Arenz of Sheboygan continued his dream season in Midwest Sprint Car Association competition by nailing down a season sweep of 2019 MSA A-main action at Angell Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. on Sunday, Aug. 11.

Arenz’ stranglehold over his fellow competitors at Angell Park Speedway includes triumphs in each of the past four MSA events dating back to last August and including all three 2019 A mains at the historic third-mile clay oval track.

The second-year MSA racer’s latest victory at Angell Park Speedway was far from a cakewalk has he had to hustle his way up through the field from the 12th starting spot, outduel four-time MSA champion and fellow co-point leader Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee for the lead and persevere through five yellow-red flag restarts.

Campbellsport’s Tony Wondra seized the lead on the drop of the green flag from the pole position, while outside front row starter Adam Miller of Plymouth falling into second in the early going.

On lap 2, rookie Justin Erickson of Plymouth lost control and hit the turn two wall to bring out the first of five caution flags. Wondra controlled the ensuing restart and maintained a solid edge over Miller and fourth starter Kurt Davis when the leaders hit lapped traffic for the first time on lap 5.

One lap later, Wondra made hard contact with the slower car of rookie Nick Daywalt of Slinger in turn three, which sent Wondra’s car into a series of flips. With no where to go, Miller made contact with Daywalt’s stalled car as well. All three drivers emerged uninjured, but they were all forced to retire from the event.

On the restart, Davis inherited the lead with two-time MSA champ Danny Schlafer of Sussex, who started seventh, assuming second. Schlafer pressured Davis briefly for the lead in turn four on lap 7, but Davis maintained the top spot and gradually stretched out his advantage over the ensuing laps.

Schlafer brought out the third caution when his car began to smoke in turn one before rolling to a stop in turn two on lap 11. On the restart, Arenz restarted in the third spot and quickly bolted past third starter Bill Taylor of Boltonville to seize the runner-up spot on lap 12.

The fourth caution was displayed on lap 13 for debris in turn two, which bunched up the field once again and allowed Arenz to line up directly behind Davis on the restart.

Sensing that he had to make something happen, Arenz pulled off a daring slide job in turn one on the restart to vault ahead of Davis for the lead in turn two on lap 14. Once again, Arenz built up a solid cushion over Davis and 2018 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car champion Justin Miller, who started sixth.

With Arenz holding a half-straightaway advantage over Davis, the fifth and final caution period came on lap 23 when 2005 MSA champion Lance Fassbender of Burnett clipped an infield tire and spun in turn one.

The caution set up a single-file green-white-checkered flag finish. Arenz got a big jump on the restart to thwart a potential Davis slide job attempt and essentially secure the victory. Arenz then hit his marks perfectly over the final two laps to secure his sixth A-main victory of the 2019 season and seventh overall MSA A-main win.

“I knew I had to make something happen on that restart to try and get the lead,” Arenz said in victory lane. “Kurt is fast and I didn’t know how many chances I would have. I just went for it. This has been an amazing season so far.”

Davis had to settle for second, Justin Miller finished third, 2014 MSA Masters Series champ Paul Pokorski of West Bend charged up from the 15th starting spot to place fourth and Tim Haddy of Waupun took home fifth after starting ninth.

MSA 10-lap heat race victories went to Jack Vanderboom of Dousman, Al Schlafer of Sussex and Tim Haddy. A total of 23 MSA cars were on hand for the event.

The next Midwest Sprint Car Association event will take place Saturday, Aug. 17 at The Plymouth Dirt Track and the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. The next travelling MSA event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Beaver Dam Raceway.

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Midwest Sprint Car Association
Angell Park Speedway
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
August 11, 2019
HEAT 1
1, Jack Vanderboom 2, Josh Teunissen 3, Bill Taylor 4, Kurt Davis 5, Shane Wenninger 6, Paul Pokorski 7, Doug Wondra 8, Blake Wondra (DNS).
HEAT 2
1, Al Schlafer 2, Tyler Davis 3, Adam Miller 4, Danny Schlafer 5, Tony Wondra 6, Sean Rayhall 7, Nick Daywalt 8, Brandon Berth.
HEAT 3
1, Tim Haddy 2, Justin Miller 3, Travis Arenz 4, Will Gerrits 5, Lance Fassbender 6, Tyler Brabant 7, Justin Erickson.
A MAIN
1, Travis Arenz 2, Kurt Davis 3, Justin Miller 4, Paul Pokorski 5, Tim Haddy 6, Will Gerrits 7, Shane Wenninger 8, Bill Taylor 9, Jack Vanderboom 10, Brandon Berth 11, Tyler Davis 12, Tyler Brabant 13, Josh Teunissen 14, Doug Wondra 15, Al Schlafer 16, Sean Rayhall 17, Lance Fassbender 18, Danny Schlafer 19, Tony Wondra 20, Adam Miller 21, Nick Daywalt 22, Justin Erickson.

 

 

Henry, Ivy, Valenti Fremont winners

By Todd Tappel

FREMONT, Ohio - Sandusky, Ohio's Caleb Griffith appeared to have the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint feature in hand at Fremont Speedway Saturday, Aug. 12, holding the lead at the white flag. Something broke in the steering entering turn one on the final lap, sending Griffith into the soft walls. Republic, Ohio's Cap Henry took advantage of Griffith's misfortune to lead the final lap to score his fourth Fremont win of the season on American Powersports Night.

"I feel awful for the whole 33w team (Griffith) there. Me and Caleb have raced together since we were kids running go-karts, it was a lot of fun. I was heartbroken when I seen that thing go off the end of the race track," said Henry beside his Beer Barrel Bourbon, Pro Auto Wraps, FK Rod Ends, Wings Unlimited, Lead Head Waterfowl backed Lane Racing machine.

Fremont, Ohio's John Ivy, the defending Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 track champion, used a lapped car to move around Jamie Miller with six laps to go to claim his third Fremont win of the season. Ivy's victory propelled him passed Jim Linder on the all-time Fremont Speedway win list as his career total at the track now stands at 59.

"A lot of times in lapped traffic, you are better to be in second. I saw here's my shot, I've got to give it a chance. Then we had all those yellows and all those restarts and I was afraid I'd screw up, but I didn't," said Ivy beside his L&R Farms, C&N Supply, Rohr Lawncare, Sonny’s Welding & Machine, Welty Financial, Atkinson Farms, Story Equipment backed Sipes Racing #77i.

Shawn Valenti continued his dominating season in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks but was challenged most of the race before securing his sixth feature win of the season. Valenti now has 52 career Fremont wins, placing him 7th on the track's all time win list.

"The top of the track was getting a little too far around to run and the center of the race track actually still had a ton of moisture in it so I just cut the track in half and put it in some grip," said Valenti beside his Babcock Racing owned, Best Performance Motorsports; A Plus Auto Center; Craig Miller Trucking; KS Sales & Service; Gressman Powersports backed #7B.

The 410 sprint feature saw Brian Smith lead the first 12 laps before Griffith took command while Henry moved to second one lap later. While Griffith and Henry waged war for the lead spot, Nate Dussel slowly worked his way through the field, passing DJ Foos for third on a lap 15 restart. Henry continued to hound Griffith and passed him coming to lap 26 but a caution flew before the lap was complete, putting Griffith back on the point. Henry led the final lap to take the win. Finishing second through fifth were Dussel, Smith, Foos, and Stuart Brubaker.

Kyle Capodice commanded the first ten laps of the 305 Sprint feature before Jamie Miller took command. Miller appeared to be in control until lapped traffic came into play. Miller got stalled behind a slower car and Ivy took advantage, taking the lead just before a caution on lap 19. Ivy was strong on the restarts, but a caution would fly every time Miller closed the gap in the final stages. Behind Miller at the finish were Paul Weaver, Capodice, and Alvin Roepke.

Shawn Valenti was challenged early in the Dirt Truck feature by Jimmy McGrath, Jr. Meanwhile, John Brooks was slicing through the field and was into third by lap nine. Brooks charged forward to make it a three truck race for the lead until McGrath and Brooks collided on lap 12. The restart put Brad Stuckey in second and Brad Mitten in third. The top three would remain the same for the remainder of the race, with Valenti catching the checkered. Jim McGrath and Dustin Keegan would round out the top five.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Tuesday, Aug. 20 to kick off the Sandusky County Fair. Fremont Fence Night will beature the talented drivers in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints.

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Fremont Speedway
Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019
American Powersports Night
[*] indicates starting position
410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace
Qualifying
1.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.967; 2.1-Nate Dussel, 12.996; 3.33W-Caleb Griffith, 12.999; 4.16-DJ Foos, 13.005; 5.45-Brian Lay, 13.088; 6.97-Max Stambaugh, 13.098; 7.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.114; 8.2+-Brian Smith, 13.157; 9.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.310; 10.4-Cap Henry, 13.312; 11.1*-Tim Wagaman, 13.436; 12.5H-Jeff Halligan, 13.451; 13.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 99.640;

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 45-Brian Lay[2] ; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[4] ; 3. 33W-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 4. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 7. 1*-Tim Wagaman[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 2+-Brian Smith[1] ; 2. 16-DJ Foos[3] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 4. 4-Cap Henry[5] ; 5. 97-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 6. 5H-Jeff Halligan[6]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)
1. 4-Cap Henry[8] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 3. 2+-Brian Smith[1] ; 4. 16-DJ Foos[3] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 6. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[6] ; 7. 1*-Tim Wagaman[13] ; 8. 5H-Jeff Halligan[12] ; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[11] ; 10. 33W-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 11. 97-Max Stambaugh[10] ; 12. 46AU-Stuart Williams[7] ; 13. 45-Brian Lay[2]
Hard Charger: 4-Cap Henry +7

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union
Qualifying
1.26-Jamie Miller, 13.646; 2.77I-John Ivy, 13.717; 3.1W-Paul Weaver, 13.764; 4.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.802; 5.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.825; 6.7M-Brandon Moore, 13.843; 7.4*-Tyler Street, 13.907; 8.X-Mike Keegan, 14.080; 9.8-Bobby Clark, 14.105; 10.3V-Chris Verda, 14.109; 11.36-Seth Schneider, 14.126; 12.11G-Luke Griffith, 14.127; 13.7-Shawn Valenti, 14.143; 14.19R-Steve Rando, 14.161; 15.8C-Matt Foos, 14.193; 16.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 14.240; 17.29-Rich Farmer, 14.263; 18.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.267; 19.1H-Zeth Sabo, 14.278; 20.5-Kody Brewer, 14.334; 21.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 14.415; 22.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.814;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 4. 3V-Chris Verda[1] ; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 6. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[6] ; 7. 1H-Zeth Sabo[7] ; 8. X15-Kasey Ziebold[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 4. X-Mike Keegan[2] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 6. 29-Rich Farmer[6] ; 7. 5-Kody Brewer[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 5. 8C-Matt Foos[5] ; 6. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[7] ; 7. 3X-Brandon Riehl[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[12] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 5. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 6. 8C-Matt Foos[15] ; 7. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 8. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 10. 19R-Steve Rando[14] ; 11. 7-Shawn Valenti[13] ; 12. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[18] ; 13. 1H-Zeth Sabo[19] ; 14. 7M-Brandon Moore[9] ; 15. 3X-Brandon Riehl[21] ; 16. 5-Kody Brewer[20] ; 17. 29-Rich Farmer[17] ; 18. X-Mike Keegan[11] ; 19. X15-Kasey Ziebold[22] ; 20. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[16] ; 21. 8-Bobby Clark[8] ; 22. 3V-Chris Verda[10]
Hard charger: 1W-Paul Weaver +9

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy
Qualifying
1.7B-Shawn Valenti, 18.189; 2.1-John Brooks, 18.377; 3.33-Jeff Ward, 18.601; 4.16-Jim Holcomb, 18.777; 5.1X-Brad Keckler, 18.909; 6.4s-Keith Sorg, 18.931; 7.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 18.973; 8.17x-Dustin Keegan, 19.010; 9.115-Ben Good, 19.036; 10.32-Kevin Phillips, 19.040; 11.83-Noah Wagner, 19.102; 12.26-Kyle Lagrou, 19.185; 13.5-Jim Mcgrath, 19.205; 14.23m-Brad Mitten, 19.251; 15.9-Curt Inks, 19.356; 16.5s-Brad Stuckey, 19.444; 17.P51-Paul Brown JR, 19.568; 18.36M-Cory Mccaughey, 19.726; 19.14T-Cody Truman, 20.190; 20.7X-Dana Frey, 20.521; 21.65R-Jeremy Ernsberger, 20.610; 22.11-Austin Gibson, 20.722; 23.25-Bryce Black, 21.318;

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 3. 5s-Brad Stuckey[3] ; 4. 23m-Brad Mitten[7] ; 5. 83-Noah Wagner[1] ; 6. 4s-Keith Sorg[8] ; 7. P51-Paul Brown JR[6] ; 8. 11-Austin Gibson[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[4] ; 2. 1X-Brad Keckler[1] ; 3. 16-Jim Holcomb[7] ; 4. 5-Jim Mcgrath[5] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[8] ; 6. 7X-Dana Frey[6] ; 7. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[2] ; 8. 25-Bryce Black[3]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)
1. 33-Jeff Ward[3] ; 2. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[2] ; 3. 1-John Brooks[7] ; 4. 115-Ben Good[6] ; 5. 32-Kevin Phillips[4] ; 6. 9-Curt Inks[5] ; 7. 14T-Cody Truman[1]

Polish Pursuit (0 Laps)
1. 1-John Brooks[1] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 3. 16-Jim Holcomb[2] ; 4. 1X-Brad Keckler[6] ; 5. 33-Jeff Ward[3] ; 6. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[4]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 5s-Brad Stuckey[10] ; 3. 23m-Brad Mitten[7] ; 4. 5-Jim Mcgrath[11] ; 5. 17x-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 6. 4s-Keith Sorg[16] ; 7. 32-Kevin Phillips[15] ; 8. 16-Jim Holcomb[12] ; 9. 7X-Dana Frey[17] ; 10. 25-Bryce Black[23] ; 11. 14T-Cody Truman[21] ; 12. 33-Jeff Ward[9] ; 13. 9-Curt Inks[18] ; 14. 83-Noah Wagner[13] ; 15. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[8] ; 16. 1-John Brooks[5] ; 17. 1X-Brad Keckler[1] ; 18. P51-Paul Brown JR[19] ; 19. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[20] ; 20. 115-Ben Good[3] ; 21. 26-Kyle Lagrou[14] ; 22. 11-Austin Gibson[22] ; 23. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[4]
Hard charger: 25-Bryce Black +13

 

 

‘Big Track’ Adams scores again

A few years ago, a 410 sprint car driver was nicknamed “Big Block.” Given his performance over the last three months in PA Sprint Series events on the series’ two largest regular tracks, perhaps it’s time to anoint Devin Adams as “Big Track.”

The 2019 Northern Lebanon H.S. graduate scored his second win of the season and his sprint car career in Saturday night’s 20-lap feature at Selinsgrove Speedway. It also was his sixth straight Top 5 finish at Selinsgrove and Port Royal Speedways, the two sweeping half-miles that produce the highest speeds among the tracks most frequently on the PASS/IMCA circuit. During that six-race run – dating back to May 11 – the Lebanon racer has scored two wins and two runner-up finishes in his Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/Adams Auto Sales/Garden Spot Auto Auction #99 .

Saturday’s performance was a tour de force. Adams won his heat race by more than eight seconds, started the feature from the pole position, and led all 20 laps.

“From the get-go, I knew Garrett (Bard) and I figured (Ken) Duke were going to be on me,” Adams said in Victory Lane, “and then on another caution, I saw Zach (Newlin) behind me . . . each time I looked it was a different person, so I was just hoping none of them had a shot.”

It turned out that Adams most serious challenge was the last, from Jaremi Hanson (Dillsburg; Harrisburg Heat/Blazer’s Body Shop #36) , who was returning to the track for the first time since an accident during PASS’s last appearance at Selinsgrove. Riding high on the outside of the track, Hanson tried to steal the win but fell short by .597 seconds at the checkered flag.

While Adams led every lap, the battle throughout the rest of the Top 5 featured much jockeying for position, with Hanson, “Zach Daddy” Newlin (Millerstown; Smith Concrete & Construction/Heather Sims Realtor/Newport VFW #11Z), Garrett Bard (Wells Tannery; CG Racing Engines/Lias Tire #95) and Ken Duke Jr. (Selinsgrove; Fairfield Chevrolet/Apache Tree Service/sprintcarunlimited.com #67), winner of both previous Selinsgrove races this year, putting on a show. Dylan Proctor (Lock Haven; Randy Sterling Trucking/M.Teats Transport/Sprint Fleet Services #92) was part of the Top 5 battle as well, until a flat left rear tire ended his night.

Behind Adams and Hanson when the dust settled were Newlin, Duke and Bard. Friday night’s Path Valley winner Doug Dodson (Middletown; PowerMist Racing Fuels/Crockett Log Homes/Fastener Specialties #20) came from 15th starting position to finish sixth, followed by Kyle Keen (Carlisle; Capri Tools/J. Davis Construction Co./Clelans Custom Welding #17K), who came from 18 to 7th on his 25th birthday.

Kenny Heffner (Watsontown; Morgan Paving/Connie’s Chop Shop Hair Repair #97) finished 8th, Nathan Gramley (Lewistown; H.E.J. Services/Wood’s Heating & A/C/CG Racing Engines/Pleasant Valley Recycling #23) 9th, and Dave Graber (Boyertown; Dave’s Auto Service #51G) 10th.

Next weekend, the PASS/IMCA sprinters will return to Path Valley Speedway Park for a Saturday night program also including late models, 270 & 600cc micro-springs, 4-cylinder thunder cars and 4-culinder strictly stocks. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m., with warm-ups starting at 7:00.

Results from Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday, August 10, 2019

HEAT 1 – 1. 95-Garrett Bard; 2. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 3. 24-Dan Leaper; 4. 10-Jake Waters; 5. 88-Fred Arnold; 6. 56-Jake Frye; 7. 19-Kruz Kepner; 8. 107-Colton Hoover.

HEAT 2 – 1. 99-Devin Adams; 2. 71-Josh Spicer; 3. 92-Dylan Proctor; 4. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 5. 23-Nathan Gramley; 6. 69-Landon Price; 7. 80-Dave Wickham; 8. 911-Mike Wenrick.

HEAT 3 – 1. 97-Kenny Hefner; 2. 51G-Dave Graber; 3. 67-Ken Duke Jr; 4. 79-Ian Cumens; 5 20-Doug Dodson; 6. 17K-Kyle Keen; 7. 2-Erin Statler; 8. 21M-Cassandra Minium. DNS – 19B-Will Brunson.

FEATURE – 1. 99-Devin Adams; 2. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 3. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 4. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 5. 95-Garrett Bard; 6. 20-Doug Dodson; 7. 17K-Kyle Keen; 8. 97-Kenny Heffner; 9. 23-Nathan Gramley; 10. 51G-Dave Graber; 11. 69-Landon Price; 12. 71-Josh Spicer; 13. 80-Dave Wickham; 14. 79-Ian Cumens; 15. 19-Kruz Kepner; 16. 2-Erin Statler; 17. 56-Jake Frye; 18. 24-Dan Leaper; 19. 911-Mike Wenrick; 20. 21M-Cassandra Minium; 21. 92-Dylan Proctor (DNF); 22. 10-Jake Waters (DNF); 23. 88-Fred Arnold (DNF); 24. 107-Colton Hoover (DNF). DNS – 10B-Will Brunson.

 

 

Dodson scores first PASS victory

Doug Dodson of Middletown, a PA Sprint Series’ “rookie-in-name-only” driver, collected his first career victory with the series Friday night in the 25-lap feature at Path Valley Speedway Park.

Dodson, a rookie in PASS but an experienced Super Sportsman racer with considerable time in other sprint car divisions as well, started on the pole and held off repeated challenges from Drew Ritchey and Ryan Lynn to claim the win in his PowerMist Racing Fuel/Crockett Log Homes/Fastener Specialties #20.

Ritchey (Everett; R&N Tire/LaSalle’s Racing Engines/Bedford Valley Petroleum #880) won a race-long battle with Lynn for the runner-up spot after having won the last two PASS races at Path Valley. Lynn (Hollidaysburg; Ken Imler’s Machine Shop/Lingenfelter’s Awnings/GBC Landscaping/Campbell’s Property #26), the only driver in the field whose PASS career extends back to the series’ birth 20 years ago, came home third, ahead of Christian Rumsey (Middletown, N.Y.; Moreno Rumsey Seal Coating/Joe Algairin Paving/Behrent’s Performance Warehouse #1R) and defending series champion Zach Newlin (Millerstown; Smith Concrete & Construction/Heather Sims Realtor/Newport VFW #11Z).

Completing the Top 10 were John Walp (Wapwallopen; GMS Piling Products/La Napoli II Pizza/Dotzel Trucking#5), Jonathan Jones (Irvona; JJ’s Speed Shop/B&R Self Storage/Bungo’s Tires & Service #12J), Devin Adams (Lebanon; Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/Adams Auto Sales/Garden Spot Auto Auction #99A), Tom Carberry (Hopewell, N.J.; RAS Processing Equpment #1) and Dave Grube (York Haven; Spearhead Rentals/MAN Contracting/Chiropractic Athletic #3D).

An outstanding field of 25 RaceSaver sprinters was on hand for the track’s “Night of Power” program.

Dodson jumped into the lead from his pole position start, with outside front row starter Jake Frye (Lewisberry; Shope’s Landscape Maintenance/McCarthy Tire & Auto/RS Mechanical Services #56) contesting his spot, but before the race could establish a rhythm, it had to endure four cautions, the first on lap 2 for a five-car pileup on turns 3 & 4, which sidelined heat race winners Keith Prutzman (Hamburg; Buck Rubs Gentlemen’s Club/McKeansburg Bar and Restaurant #28) and Larry McVay (Bordentown, N.J.; #83), as well as “Nitro Nick” Sweigart (Myerstown; A.H. Moye/Ditchcreek Utility Services/C&L Siding & Decks #8). Scott Ellerman (Landisburg; Gary’s Professional Floor Maintenance/American Legion/Farmer’s Choice Tire #8D) and Grube also were involved but were able to continue.

Three laps and one caution later, Frye spun in Turn 2 while defending his runner-up position from Ritchey, and on the restart, Mike Alleman (Port Royal; Susie’s Hen House/Track Side Tavern #46) rolled over in Turn 3. Kurt Knepper (Chambersburg; Laye’s Automotive/Beaver’s Auto Body; Shultz Racing Engines/Mach 1 Chassis #13), who had gotten sideways to start the incident, was able to continue.

The next 20 laps ran green, though, with Dodson holding off Ritchey, then Lynn, and finally Ritchey again, after the Everett driver had retaken the runner-up spot on lap 21.

None of the action behind Dodson fazed the rookie-but-veteran, and at the checkered flag, he had nearly a full second lead over Ritchey. The win enhanced Dodson’s points positions: third in PASS points and third in the national RaceSaver/IMCA rookie point standings.

Results from Path Valley Speedway Friday, August 9, 2019

HEAT 1 – 1. 83-Larry McVay; 2. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 3. 8-Nick Sweigart; 4. 00S-Randy Sterling; 5. 1-Tom Carberry; 6. 3D-Dave Grube; 7. 44K-Russell Hammaker; 8. 6X-Brad Mellott; 9. 31-Donnie Hendershot

HEAT 2 – 1. 880-Drew Ritchey; 2. 20-Doug Dodson; 3. 26-Ryan Lynn; 4. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 5. 69-Eric Mathiot; 6. 5-John Walp; 7. 17K-Kyle Keen; 8. 46-Mike Alleman.

HEAT 3 – 1. 28- Keith Prutzman; 2. 99A-Devin Adams; 3. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 4. 56-Jake Frye; 5. Q2-Johnny Yanek; 6. 12J-Jonathan Jones; 7. 13-Kurt Knepper; DNS 7-Jim Kennedy.

FEATURE – 1. 20-Doug Dodson; 2. 880-Drew Ritchey; 3. 26-Ryan Lynn; 4. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 5. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 6. 5-John Walp; 7. 12J-Jonathan Jones; 8. 99A-Devin Adams; 9. 1-Tom Carberry; 10. 3D-Dave Grube; 11. 44K-Russell Hammaker; 12. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 13. Q2-Johnny Yanek; 14. 6X-Brad Mellott; 15. 56-Jake Frye; 16. 69-Eric Mathiot; 17. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 18. 00S-Randy Sterling (DNF); 19. 13-Kurt Knepper (DNF); 20. 17K-Kyle Keen (DNF); 21. 46-Mike Alleman (DNF); 22. Jim Kennedy (DNF); 23. 83-Larry McVay (DNF); 24. 8-Nick Sweigart (DNF); 25. 28-Keith Prutzman (DNF).

 

 

Justin Barger becomes 8th winner in 8 Patriot 360 Sprint features at Michael’s Mercer Raceway! Vigneri wins 1st in Big Block Mods, Brian Schaffer wins 1st career in FASTRAK Modifieds, Shook and Vivian Jones repeat in Minis and Mod Lites.

By Jim Balentine Jr and Paul Harkenrider (Patriot Sprints)

MERCER PA- Mother nature graced Michael’s Mercer Raceway with fantastic weather, and 3 new winners graced victory lane as Justin Barger won his 1st ever Mercer Patriot 360 Sprint feature, Brian Schaffer took his 1st career win in the Turn 4 Toilets FASTRAK Limited Modifieds, Phil Vigneri won his 1st ever Mercer Diel Ram Big Block Modified feature, while Shane Shook picked up his 10th career Mercer Ray’s Racing Collectibles/Eperthener Auto Wrecking Mini stocks, and Vivan Jones win her 5th Barris Trucking Mod Lite event.

(Patriot Sprint story by Paul Harkenrider) It has been since 2015 since Justin Barger has won a Patriot Sprint Tour A-Main but all of that changed Saturday when he led all 25 laps and held off rookie Matt Farnham and veteran, Jared Zimbardi.

“We were able to move around a lot and I think that’s what got us the win” stated Barger. “Usually when you get to lap traffic and you are the leader, you don’t really want that but we had a few chances to get a couple good laps in to pull away and we did.”

Barger started alongside Matt Farnham who was making his first ever start in a 360-sprint car after a couple starts in a Crate Sprint at Ohsweken.Barger would pull out to an early race lead but Farnham would still be in the striking distance as they encountered lap traffic early on lap five which allowed Farnham to show Barger his nose wing a couple times in the first half of the race.

The only caution that occurred in the 25-lap affair was on lap 12 with Steve Glover spun in turn two and that would restack the field.

The clean air would play in Barger’s favor on the restart as he would build an advantage once again on the restart, but that lead would be all but gone on lap 16 when he again met lap traffic and both Farnham and Zimbardi would be right there racing for top position.

Barger would continue to weave through lap traffic which would only help him because Farnham and Zimbardi would also have their own battle for that runner up spot.Farnham and Zimbardi had one last opportunity on lap 23 to challenge Barger but just could not get by the race leader. Barger would take home the win, followed by rookie Matt Farnham, Jared Zimbardi, Davie Franek and NRA competitor, Hud Horton.

In regular Mercer action Phil Vigneri from upstate New York won his first ever big block Modified feature at the track which has snakebit him in the past. Veteran Skip Moore started on the pole and quickly asserted himself as he led Phil Vigneri with Rick Regalski and last week’s winner Dave Murdick in fourth. Moore would look like he was about to win his first ever Mercer big block feature but on lap 8 he would get caught up with a lapped car and looped it in turn 2 nullifying him of that first win. Vigneri would take over the lead on the restart with Dave Murdick hot on his heels. Meanwhile behind them a torrid battle between Kyle Fink, Rex King Sr. and Rex King Jr. was taking place. Vigneri would hold off the 3 veterans for his first ever Big Block Modified win in his career after winning several 358 Modified races in upstate New York. “Moore was driving a great race and I was inching closer and I didn't know if I would have enough time and we got to lapped traffic and unfortunately he clipped the wall but I have been on the losing end of some of those too so we’ll take it!!! I didn't know he (Murdick) was that close!! He is so fast and we have been so close on the BRP Modified tour and I spun out while leasing the Little Guy Nationals 2 years ago so this is a little bit of redemption.”Dave Murdick would finish second, Kyle Fink third, Rex King Jr fourth, and Jimmy Holden fifth. Skip Moore and Rex King Jr. would win the heat races.

Brian Schaffer, who is part of the Schaffer family who has a rich tradition at Mercer going back to the 1970s, etched his name in the Mercer history book with his first ever feature win in the FASTRAK Limited Modifieds dominating the entire 15 lap event. Schaffer went unchallenged during the race as he pulled away from the field. Meantime Jerry Schaffer who was battling Brian Saldler, and Kyle Fink for 2nd overtook Sadler on lap 5. Fink then moved around Sadler and then former winner Garrett Krummert from his seventh starting position challenged Fink for third at the halfway point. Krummert then got around Jerry Schaffer for second with two laps remaining but was too late as Brian Schaffer won by 5.482 seconds over Krummert, uncle Jerry Schaffer, Kyle Fink and Brian Sadler. “Only a 5 second lead?? Thats all? It feels great its been a long time coming..I’ve been struggling here, and it looks like the point battle (between he and Shane Izzo) will go down to the last lap of the feature next week.” Shayne Izzo and Garrett Krummert won the heats.

Shane Shook continued his dominance of Mercer in the Mini stocks picking up his third win of the season and tenth overall after starting third in the 27 car field. Eight time winner Bill Fuchs led at the start but went yellow quickly as all time feature winner Tim Callahan and Dave Shook tangled out of turn four. Fuchs would hold off Shook until lap 6 when Shook took the lead and led the remaining distance. Fuchs ended up second, Dwayne Reddinger drove a fantastic race finishing third, Mike Porterfield fourth and Johnny Bruce Sr. fifth.
David Shook, Dwayne Reddinger, and Shane Shook won the heats.

Vivian Jones, with four wins already this season in the Mod Lites completely dominated the 15 lap affair winning flag to flag and had a six second lead during the race. With multiple yellows, Jones was never deterred as she would rocket out of turn four with a huge lead on each restart and picked up her fifth Mercer win and coming closer to her first ever Mercer title. “Coming into this season we thought maybe if we had it we could win the championship and I didn't think I could win this many” When told her brother and father finished behind her, “Even better!!...I haven't won twenty seven times like my father but we are getting there!! Vivian’s brother Roman Jones finished a career best second, while father of the two, Rod Jones was third. Dusty Frantz and Jacob Eakin would complete the top 5. Ayden Cipriano and Rod Jones won the heats.

Next week is the scheduled last night for points as we will crown our 5 divisional champions. If the night gets rained out the following week will be the pre-scheduled rain date. Pits open at 4 PM, grandstands at 5 PM, hot laps if needed at 6:30, and racing at 7 PM. Regular admission prices will be in effect with $12 for adults and $10 for seniors (60+). Children (13 and under) will be admitted for free with a paying adult. Pit Passes are $30, seniors and children 10 and under will be $25.

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour/ K&L Ready Mix NRA Quick Results

A Main: 1) 5-JUSTIN BARGER (1) 2) 7NY-Matt Farnham 3) 35-Jared Zimbardi 4) 28f-Davie Franek 5) 28H-Hus Horton 6) 10k-Joe Kata 7) 49D-Shawn Dancer 8) 49K-Scott Kreutter 9) 22R-Mike Koehler 10) 23-Devon Dobbie 11) 22H-Randy Hannagan 12) 10-Mitch Brown 13) 17-Jared Hortsman 14) 98-Joe Trenca 15) 79-Jordan Thomas 16) 20-Jim Shuster 17) 10J-CJ Jones 18) 67-Pete Richardson 19) 99-John Trenca 20) 76-Mallie Shuster 21) 1-10-Jake Brown 22) 14-Luke Daugherty 23) 16L-Roger Levesque 24) 121- Steve Glover

Diehl Ram Big Block Modifieds (25 Laps)

44V Phil Vigneri, 61 Dave Murdick, 66f Kyle fink, 165 Rex King Jr,28H Jimmy Holden, 66M J.R. McGinley, 65 Rex King Sr, 13 Rick Regalski, 58 Lonnie Riggs, 60 Kole Holden , 11R Brad Rapp, 74 Kevin Green, 717 Bill Adams, 55 Scott Kay, 93X Adam Brunson, 29 Garrett Krummert, 96B Bob Warren, 17m Skip Moore, 29E Eric Martin.

Turn 4 Toilets FASTRAK Limited Modifieds (15 laps)

41 Brian Schaffer, 10 Garrett Krummert, 14 Jerry Schaffer, 44 Kyle Fink, 5 Brian Sadler, 29E Eric Martin, 86 Shane Izzo, 404 Michael Kristyak, 29 Steve Slater, 33G Todd Gabriel, 71 Gage Priester

Rays racing collectibles/Eperthner auto wrecking mini stocks (12 laps)

17s Shane Shook, 10 Bill Fuchs, 211 Dwayne Reddinger, 23MP Mike Porterfield, 311 Johnny Bruce Sr, 77H Cameron Hutchins, 24D Kyle Donnelly, 00 Jason Pavlick, 36 DJ McRae, 7x Justin Bailey, 02 David coffin, 6 Mike Kelly, 77D David Hutchins, 54 Tim Callahan, 79 John McCracken, 14D Dustin Adams, 64 Summer Pitts, 0 Randy Ealy, 17J Willie Aley, 311 Johnny Bruce Sr, 101 Kason Smeltzer, 53Z Larry Blake, 421 Josh Stoner, 35 David Shook,12 Phil King, 72 Mike Mathieson-DNS, 40C Joe Campbell-DNS

Barris trucking & supply Mod Lites (15 laps)

20M Vivian Jones, 82M Roman Jones , 820 Rod Jones, 825 Dusty Frantz, 14 Jacob Eakin , 25B Bob Boano, 18 David Innes, 33 Mark Biskup , 01 Nathaniel Bale, 09 Charlie Biskup, 17M Shawn Migdol,55M Ed Mudrick, 32B Tyler Barris, 8M Mark Marcucci Sr.,5C Aiden Cipriano, 267 Shane Webb, 8H Jacob Isenhart, 17 Jason Gracey, 5B Larry Bevivino, 13 Jordan Simmons DNS.

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COLE DUNCAN WINS 2ND "410" SPRINT CAR FEATURE OF 2019 AT SHARON WORTH $3000; DAVIS ENDS 2+ YR WINLESS DROUGHT IN STOCKS; WOLBERT BECOMES ALL-TIME LEADING RUSH MOD WINNER; EUCKER IS 6TH DIFFERENT ECONO MOD WINNER IN 7 RACES


by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH August 10, 2019 Another beautiful Saturday night allowed Sharon Speedway to finally pull ahead of Mother Nature at nine to eight in the 90th anniversary season on Kams Electric Service Night. Picking up victories for the "Bill Kirila Memorial" and celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane as part of the Menards "Super Series" were Cole Duncan-Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars, Paul Davis-Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Chas Wolbert-HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Jacob Eucker-Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. Also, Tony Tatgenhorst won the "Wheelman" Non-Winners race presented by Ohio Intra Express and C&R Tire for the RUSH Mods.

It hasn't been the greatest season for Ohio standout Cole Duncan, but the Grove City resident has done well in his limited, albeit it six-hour roundtrips to Sharon Speedway in 2019. Duncan picked up the May 11 season opening FAST-sanctioned "410" Sprint Car $3,000 win back on May 11 and finished third in the "Lou Blaney Memorial" All Star-sanctioned on July 6. On Saturday night, Duncan returned to Sharon and led all 30 laps in pretty convincing fashion for another $3,000 payday.

The 27-year-old went fourth to first on the opening lap and navigated lapped traffic to perfection to take the checkered flag first by a comfortable 4.248 seconds in his Ohio Heating/Helms Construction/Motor City-sponsored #22. Fresh off winning $12,000 last Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway, May 20 Sharon winner, A.J. Flick, came home second. Friday night Lernerville Speedway winner, Jack Sodeman, Jr., was third for the second straight week. Two-time 2019 winner, Dave Blaney, raced from ninth to fourth over 14th starting George Hobaugh. Completing the top 10 were Adam Kekich in his 2019 debut, Carl Bowser, Michigan Dan McCarron, Jeremy Kornbau from 19th, and Frankie Nervo. Blaney set fast time overall against the 27-car field in qualifying with a lap of 13.432. Heat winners were McCarron, Kekich, and Dan Kuriger, while Kornbau won the last chance B main.

Two weeks ago, Kole Holden won his first feature since his 2017 championship season in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. On Saturday night, Paul Davis did the same in the Stock Cars. Davis started fifth, dropped back to sixth, before racing forward and taking the lead on lap six. Once in front, Davis stayed glued to the bottom and held off the rim-riding and sixth starting Curt J. Bish for the 20-lap Gibson Insurance Agency victory by 1.273 seconds.

The 59-year-old Fowler, Ohio driver's last win came on June 10, 2017 in his Ocala Restaurant/Hover Racing/Tub's Automotive/Bell's Chiropractic Clinic-sponsored #3, but was his 23rd career win in the division. Bish maintained his points lead with his runner-up finish. Mike Miller was third over Chris McGuire and Noah Brunell. Steve D'Apolito went 16th to sixth over Jamie Scharba, Troy DeZarn, Gil Demello, and Jamie Maxwell. Bish and Davis won the heat races.

Chas Wolbert became the track's top winner of 2019 scoring his third victory in the 20-lap HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified feature earning $500 with a full field of cars on hand. The 25-year-old Warren, Ohio driver also became the division's all-time leading feature winner with his 12th career victory!

Wolbert started fifth and took the lead from pole-sitter Rob Kristyak on lap five and cruised to the victory by 2.837 seconds in his Alcon Mechanical/Dunkin Donuts of Warren, OH/C.T. Wolbert Trucking/Walters Building Co./Ohio Intra Express/Russ King Racing-sponsored #c3. Points leader, Kole Holden, raced from seventh to finish a distant second. Jim Rasey was third for the second straight week. Kristyak dropped to fourth over Will Thomas III, who made his RUSH season debut. Sixth through 10th were Tony Tatgenhorst, Eric Gabany, rookie Clayton Deems, D.J. Schrader, and Gary Haupt. Heat winners were Kristyak, Gabany, and Thomas over the 24-car field.

In the "Wheelman" Non-Winners event, Tony Tatgenhorst took the lead on lap two from D.J. Schrader and went on for his second victory of the season by a commanding 3.809 second advantage. The 39-year-old Columbiana, Ohio racer became the second repeat winner to earn $75 in his All State Integrity of Salem/Edwards Flower Shop-sponsored #63T. After his first career top 10 in the regular feature with an eighth place, rookie Clayton Deems finished second for the second straight race in the "Wheelman" race presented by Ohio Intra Express and C&R Tire. Schrader dropped to third over another rookie in Brandon Albert. Greg Porter was fifth.

Jacob Eucker emerged victorious out of another caution-plagued Econo Mod feature to become the season's sixth different winner in seven races. The 18-year-old Fowler, Ohio defending Summit Racing Equipment Champion took the lead on lap three from Jim Clay, lost it back on lap four, and regained it for good on lap five. Eucker though would have to fend off seventh starting Ty Rhoades by just 0.193 of a second in his Ohio Commerce Center/Danski Dyno & Performance/Dr. John Eucker/Close Racing Supply-sponsored #64. Dustin DeMattia, who entered the night with two straight wins and the points lead, finished third. Brian Toto was fourth over Gary Robinson. DeMattia and Eucker won the heat races.

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars (30 laps, $3,000 to-win): 1. COLE DUNCAN (22) 2. A.J. Flick (2) 3. Jack Sodeman, Jr. (23Jr) 4. Dave Blaney (98H) 5. George Hobaugh (40) 6. Adam Kekich (5K) 7. Carl Bowser (11) 8. Dan McCarron (22M) 9. Jeremy Kornbau (27K) 10. Frankie Nervo (21N) 11. Darren Pifer (23) 12. Davey Jones (76) 13. Brent Matus (33) 14. Michael Bauer (46) 15. Russ Sansosti (23s) 16. Cody Bova (20B) 17. Eric L. Williams (4w) 18. Brett Brunkenhoefer (Kish 47) 19. Dale Blaney (Stafford 4N) 20. Logan McCandless (29M) 21. Andy Feil (08) 22. Andy Priest (McCandless 7N) 23. Dan Shetler (7K) 24. Dan Kuriger (08). DNQ: Shawn Smith (Matus 13), Lance Christie (Kish 45), George Englert (11x).

Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars (20 laps): 1. PAUL DAVIS (3) 2. Curt J. Bish (Tarr 29) 3. Mike Miller (Thompson 81) 4. Chris McGuire (63) 5. Noah Brunell (31) 6. Steve D'Apolito (84) 7. Jamie Scharba (11s) 8. Troy DeZarn (21) 9. Gil Demello (22) 10. Jamie Maxwell (6) 11. Mike Kerr (25K) 12. Andy Thompson (5) 13. Jamie Duncan (67J) 14. Brian Carothers (02c) 15. Michael Hudzik (31H0 16. Chris Schneider (55).

HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds (20 laps, $500 to-win): 1. CHAS WOLBERT (c3) 2. Kole Holden (2) 3. Jim Rasey (32) 4. Rob Kristyak (00) 5. Will Thomas III (9) 6. Tony Tatgenhorst (63T) 7. Eric Gabany (Schaffer 4s) 8. Clayton Deems (55R) 9. D.J. Schrader (14) 10. Gary Haupt (16) 11. Calvin Clay (12c) 12. Amelia Clay (16c) 13. Brandon Albert (30) 14. Greg Porter (25) 15. Preston Cope (24P) 16. Cameron Nastasi (615) 17. Justin Halicki (24) 18. Don Blaney (11B) 19. Kyle Martell (8) 20. Josh Deems (9D) 21. Jacob Jordan (28J) 22. Nathen McDowell (11G) 23. John McMillen (6) 24. Teddy Williams II (818).

Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods (20 laps): 1. JACOB EUCKER (64) 2. Ty Rhoades (12R) 3. Dustin DeMattia (77D) 4. Brian Toto (8B) 5. Gary Robinson (44R) 6. Buzz Seitz (1) 7. Gary Olson (23) 8. Dan McEwen (44) 9. Jim Clay (84) 10. Rick Wilson, Jr. (35) 11. Daniel Moffitt (2) 12. Ed Snyder, Jr. (25S) 13. Pat Drennan (24) 14. Brandon Fiedler (18) 15. Jarrett Young (21) 16. Jeremy Double (83) 17. Bob Moskey (7) 18. Ray Gregory (82R).

Ohio Intra Express/C&R Tire RUSH Sportsman Modified "Wheelman" Non-Winners Race (10 laps, $75 to-win): 1. Tony Tatgenhorst 2. Clayton Deems 3. D.J. Schrader 4. Brandon Albert 5. Greg Porter 6. Preston Cope 7. Cameron Nastasi 8. Justin Halicki 9. Nathen McDowell 10. Amelia Clay 11. Don Blaney 12. John McMillen 13. Calvin Clay-DNS 14. Jacob Jordan-DNS 15. Teddy Williams II-DNS.

Coming up next Saturday (August 17) will be the second and final appearance by the FAST Series for the "410" Sprint Cars in a $3,000 to-win, $300 to-start event. The Menards "Super Series" event will also include the rescheduled "Bickerstaff Cup" Series race #3 for the Outlaw Mods paying $1,200 to-win, the RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series for their "Manufacturers Night" for $600 to-win, RUSH Sprint Cars, and Econo Mods. Race time is 7 p.m.

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

 

 

Kalib Henry claims first career Placerville Speedway victory on Legends Night

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – August 10, 2019…Mather, California’s Kalib Henry had been oh so close several times before and on Saturday night he was able to finally break through to snag his first career Placerville Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Car victory.

Also picking up wins during “Legends Night” at the speedway were Dan Jinkerson with the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Chriss Curtiss with the Mini Trucks and Shawn Jones with the traveling Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Cars.

The 25-lap Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car feature came to the line with Kalib Henry and Calistoga’s Mike Benson sharing the front row. Henry came into the night sitting second in the driver standings, having driven a trio of different cars this year. On this night he was aboard the McCollough family owned No. 17 machine and took the lead at the waving of the green flag. Early on he worked the low line as Benson and Placerville’s Andy Gregg ran the top-side in an attempt to close in.

The track had slicked off nicely for the main event and the first seven laps clicked off without issues, before a caution and then red flag for Justin Johnson. On the restart Henry powered out to a solid lead while Gregg carved his way into second. Once lapped traffic came into play Gregg closed a few times but Henry was mistake free navigating his way through the slower cars. One final slow down occurred on lap 19, bunching the field up for a final six-lap shootout.

Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox worked his way into second after the restart and tried to close in on the leader, but this night was all about Henry who crossed under the checkered flag for that elusive first ever Placerville Speedway win. Cox came home in second, with Roseville’s Sean Becker in third, Gregg in fourth and Auburn’s Andy Forsberg in fifth. Completing the top-10 in the main event were Aromas, CA’s Justin Sanders, Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan, Redding’s Chase Majdic, Benson and Elk Grove’s Bubba Decaires.

In the 20-lap Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stock feature it was current point leader Nick Baldwin who jumped out front early on. Dan Jinkerson quickly closed in however and raced his way past Baldwin on lap three for the top-spot. Once in front Jinkerson held the rest of the field at bay and took the checkered flag for his eighth victory of the season. It’s been a dream year for the driver of the No. 29 machine, who now has 29 career victories at the Placerville Speedway.

Baldwin earned yet another consistent finish by claiming the runner up spot as he closes in on another track championship. Last years track titlist Scott Grunert finished in third, while Jason Leonard and Kevin Jinkerson rounded out the top-five. Filling out the remainder of the top-10 were Dave Silva, Kevin Wirth, Dennis Armstrong, Chris Hanson and Randy Sargent.

With the Mini Trucks it was Howard Miller who grabbed the early lead before Chris Curtiss closed in and made it a battle for the top-spot. The pair battled side-by-side for several laps with exciting multi-groove racing taking place. Around lap 10 Mike Miller joined the party and made it was three-way fight for the lead. On lap 11 Curtiss slid into the lead on the front stretch and never looked back en route to his second victory of the season. Howard Miller came home in second, with Ryan Murphy, Aaron Rupley and Mike Miller rounding out the top-five.

Defending Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Car champion Shawn Jones picked up victory in the 25-lap contest for the wingless warriors. The majority of the race featured a battle between Jake Morgan and Terry Schank Jr. Morgan’s bid at another Placerville victory came to an end late in the race though when he stalled out in turn two. At the checkered flag it was Jones who came out on top ahead of Schank, Cody Fendley, Matt Stewart and Jarrett Soares. Filling out the top-10 were Boy Moniz, Cody Spencer, Adam Christian, Scott Chapeta and Trevor Schmidt.

Placerville Speedway returns to action with Student Night next Saturday August 17th.

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

MARNE, Mich. – Jimmy McCune rebounded from a rare engine failure in his most-recent Must See Racing Sprint Car Series start in a big way on Saturday night at Berlin Raceway.

With his focus firmly on getting back in the championship hunt, McCune rolled from seventh to the lead in four laps, then drove away from the competition down the stretch for his 31st career MSR victory.

Saturday’s Engine Pro Fast Car Dash score marked McCune’s second win in three races this season and his second in Must See Racing competition at the unique seven-sixteenths-mile oval.

“There were a few times (in traffic) that I made some guys move out of the way, but we put it all together and got us another one tonight,” said McCune in victory lane. “This is a hometown race for Rev-X Oil, and we did it again tonight, and I just can’t say thanks enough to all the people that make this race car fast and keep us coming back to the race track every time out.

“I figured we’d be alright in clean air, so I just moved the wing back and let it eat,” McCune noted in regards to the final laps. “That was the biggest thing, was just to go as fast as I could over the final four laps, stick to the bottom and make him (Blonde) have to go around the outside. It all worked out.”

After a 10-car inversion for the feature, Kevin Feeney led the field to green for the 30-lap Engine Pro Fast Car Dash main event, escaping to the early lead over Jerry Caryer before a spinning Tom Jewell in turn four brought the caution lights on with one lap in the books.

At that point, McCune had already jumped from seventh up to fourth, but it was his rival Jason Blonde who made the most noise on the ensuing restart.

Blonde, a 2018 inductee into the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame, powered his way forward from fifth to second when the green flag dropped again but was powerless to stop McCune when the four-time defending series champion made a two-for-one power play in turn three on the fourth round.

Once McCune swept underneath both Blonde and Feeney, he stretched his legs quickly, running out to a 2.789-second margin at the halfway point and carrying a lead of more than three seconds when a late yellow waved with just four circuits remaining to be run.

The caution, for a spin by Johnny Petrozelle III, was a narrow escape for Blonde – who just avoided the slowing Mike Blake Racing No. 81 in time to escape with no damage and reset for a final charge.

However, Blonde could do nothing with McCune on the final restart, as the Toledo, Ohio, native turned the fastest lap of the entire race – a stunning 13.722-second clip – on lap 28 and never looked back.

McCune took the checkered flag first by a margin of 3.307 seconds, leaving Blonde to settle for second.

“From where we were in the heat race, this is a great result,” said Blonde. “We were out to lunch at that point, but we fought back. We got some setup help that brought the car back to life, and it helped us finish second, but Jimmy was in a class all his own tonight. We weren’t going to catch him at the end.”

Canadian Ryan Litt completed the podium, followed by point leader Anthony McCune and Feeney.

After a last-minute decision to come to Berlin, Brian Gerster set fast time in qualifying at 13.209 seconds (119.237 mpt) and crossed the line sixth. Anthony McCune won the eight-lap Engine Pro Fast Car Dash.

To view complete race results, advance to the next page.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Berlin Raceway; Aug. 10, 2019

Hamilton Trucking Time Trials: 1. #50m – Brian Gerster, 13.209; 2. #9s – Charlie Schultz,, 13.234; 3. #07L – Ryan Litt, 13.368; 4. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 13.434; 5. #42 – Jason Blonde, 13.504; 6. #7 – Tom Jewell, 13.535; 7. #8 – Anthony McCune, 13.618; 8. #44 – Teddy Alberts, 13.659; 9. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 13.908; 10. #6k – Kevin Feeney, 13.932; 11. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 13.951; 12. #8a – Adam Biltz, 14.139; 13. #81 – Johnny Petrozelle, 14.467; 14. #1 – Christian Koehler, 14.609; 15. #0 – Doug Dietsch, 14.653; 16. #17 – Bobby Komisarski, 15.074; 17. #11g – Tom Geren, 15.098; 18. #85 – Rick Holley, 15.098; 19. #72s – Joe Speakman, 15.230; 20. #51 – Joshua Sexton, 15.569; 21. #32 – Todd McQuillen, 15.861; 22. #13 – Jacob Dolinar, 16.132; 23. #15 – Tim Henthorne, 16.220; 24. #4 – Anthony Linkenhoker, 17.791, 25. #99 – Tyler Roahrig, NT.

Heat #1 (8 laps, all transfer): 1. Jerry Caryer [6], 2. Jeff Bloom [5], 3. Doug Dietsch [3], 4. Johnny Petrozelle [4], 5. Tom Geren [2], 6. Todd McQuillen [7], 7. Tim Henthorne [8], 8. Joe Speakman [1], 9. Tyler Roahrig [DNS].

Heat #2 (8 laps, all transfer): 1. Kevin Feeney [6], 2. Bobby Komisarski [1], 3. Christian Koehler [4], 4. Rick Holley [2], 5. Adam Biltz [3], 6. Jacob Dolinar [5], 7. Joshua Sexton [7], 8. Anthony Linkenhoker [8].

Engine Pro Fast Car Dash (8 laps): 1. Anthony McCune [2], 2. Teddy Alberts [1], 3. Ryan Litt [6], 4. Brian Gerster [8], 5. Jason Blonde [4], 6. Charlie Schultz [7], 7. Tom Jewell [3], 8. Jimmy McCune [5].

A-Feature (30 laps): 1. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 2. #42 – Jason Blonde, 3. #07L – Ryan Litt, 4. #8 – Anthony McCune, 5. #6k – Kevin Feeney, 6. #50m – Brian Gerster, 7. #9s – Charlie Schultz, 8. #44 – Teddy Alberts, 9. #17 – Bobby Komisarski, 10. #81 – Johnny Petrozelle, 11. #1 – Christian Koehler, 12. #8a – Adam Biltz, 13. #85 – Rick Holley, 14. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 15. #51 – Joshua Sexton, 16. #32 – Todd McQuillen, 17. #13 – Jacob Dolinar, 18. #15 – Tim Henthorne, 19. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 20. #0 – Doug Dietsch, 21. #11g – Tom Geren, 22. #4 – Anthony Linkenhoker, 23. #72s – Joe Speakman, 24. #7 – Tom Jewell.

Lap Leader(s): Kevin Feeney 1-3, Jimmy McCune 4-30.

 

 

JUSTIN BARGER WINS PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR VS. NRA CHALLENGE EVENT AT MERCER

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(Mercer, PA) It has been since 2015 since Justin Barger has won a Patriot Sprint Tour

A-Main but all of that changed Saturday night at Michaels Mercer Raceway when the Cornelius, NC driver led all 25 laps and held off rookie Matt Farnham and veteran, Jared Zimbardi.

“We were able to move around a lot and I think that’s what got us the win” stated Barger. “Usually when you get to lap traffic and you are the leader, you don’t really want that but we had a few chances to get a couple good laps in to pull away and we did.”

Barger started alongside Matt Farnham who was making his first ever start in a 360-sprint car after a couple starts in a Crate Sprint at Ohsweken.

Barger would pull out to an early race lead but Farnham would still be in the striking distance as they encountered lap traffic early on lap five which allowed Farnham to show Barger his nose wing a couple times in the first half of the race.

The only caution that occurred in the 25-lap affair was on lap 12 with Steve Glover spun in turn two and that would restack the field. Barger would lead Farnham, Zimbardi and Davie Franek who started tenth.

The clean air would play in Barger’s favor on the restart as he would build an advantage once again on the restart, but that lead would be all but gone on lap 16 when he again met lap traffic and both Farnham and Zimbardi would be right there racing for top position.

Barger would continue to weave through lap traffic which would only help him because Farnham and Zimbardi would also have their own battle for that runner up spot. The track began to get narrow which did not help a hard charging Davie Franek as he was stuck in fourth after advancing six positions early.

Farnham and Zimbardi had one last opportunity on lap 23 to challenge Barger but just could not get by the race leader. Barger would take home the win, followed by rookie Matt Farnham, Jared Zimbardi, Davie Franek and NRA competitor, Hud Horton.

For Barger, this was career win No. 14 which ties him for ninth all time in tour history and his first win with the Patriots since 2015 when he was a winner at Woodhull.

“This win feels good, we are eight hours south of here now in Charlotte, so it makes things tougher to come north” Barger Continued. “We always love it when we do and its even better when you pick up a win!”

Matt Farnham had to settle for second, but he certainly exceeded his expectations being his first ever start in a 360-sprint car racing for Trey Hoddick.

“The car was really good, I can’t thank the entire Hoddick racing team enough” Farnham said “Me and Justin had a lot of good racing out there and for my first time in a 360, I couldn’t ask for anything better.”

Jared Zimbardi take home yet another top five and finishes on the podium for the fourth time in 2019.

“Mercer has always been big on track position and a lot depends on where you start.” Zimbardi commented. “The top kind of went away on us in one and two, but you still cant make mistakes when you are out front.”

Davie Franek would settle for fourth who has been a bit of slump with PST as of late with no podium finishes since July 12. NRA competitor Hud Horton would finish fifth. Other notable finishes for the Patriot Sprint Tour is Joe Trenca finishing 14th and Jordan Thomas would finish 15th.

Heat wins went to Jim Shuster, Matt Farnham, and Joe Kata. Joe Trenca was the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash for Cash winner.

The Patriots will challenge the NRA Sprint Invaders for the second consecutive night at Eriez Speedway. Please be sure to visit patriotsprinttour.com for continued info and to also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Ground Control Lawn and Scow LLC, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Fine Touch Collision, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography.

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour/ K&L Ready Mix NRA Quick Results

A Main: 1) 5-JUSTIN BARGER (1) 2) 7NY-Matt Farnham 3) 35-Jared Zimbardi 4) 28f-Davie Franek 5) 28H-Hus Horton 6) 10k-Joe Kata 7) 49D-Shawn Dancer 8) 49K-Scott Kreutter 9) 22R-Mike Koehler 10) 23-Devon Dobbie 11) 22H-Randy Hannagan 12) 10-Mitch Brown 13) 17-Jared Hortsman 14) 98-Joe Trenca 15) 79-Jordan Thomas 16) 20-Jim Shuster 17) 10J-CJ Jones 18) 67-Pete Richardson 19) 99-John Trenca 20) 76-Mallie Shuster 21) 1-10-Jake Brown 22) 14-Luke Daugherty 23) 16L-Roger Levesque 24) 121- Steve Glover

Heat 1: 1) 20-Jim Shuster 2) 49D-Shawn Dancer 3) 28H-Hud Horton 4) 28F-Davie Franek 5) 16L-Roger Levesque 6) 10J-CJ Jones 7) 22H-Randy Hannagan

Heat 2: 1) 7NY- Matt Farnham 2) 35-Jared Zimbardi 3) 76-Mallie Shuster 4) 23- Devon Dobie 5) 10-Mitch Brown 6) 99-John Trenca 7) 67-Pete Richardson 8) 1-10- Jake Brown

Heat 3: 1) 10-Joe Kata 2) 98-Joe Trenca 3) 22r-Mike Koehler 4) 5- Justin Barger 5) 17-Jared Hortsman 6) 49-Scott Kreutter 7) 79-Jordan Thomas 8) 121-Steve Glover

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash For Cash: 1) 98-Joe Trenca 2) 28F-Davie Franek 3) 23-Devon Dobbie 4) 10-Mitch Brown 5) 10-CJ Jones 6) 75-Mallie Shuster

 

 

Oswego Speedway
 

History Maker - Tyler Thompson Breaks Track Record; Becomes Youngest Novelis Supermodified Feature Winner at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (August 11, 2019) - For 17-year old driving sensation Tyler Thompson, this past Saturday’s U-Pull U-Save ‘Family Night’ at the Oswego Speedway could not possibly have gone any better.

Thompson started his evening by breaking the Novelis Supermodified track record in group time trials; besting Joey Payne’s 15.802, which had stood since August of 2014, by a mere two one thousandths of a second.

For the 50-lap feature, Thompson started sixth and stormed around Dave Danzer, Tim Snyder, Aric Iosue, Camden Proud, and Jack Patrick before taking the lead on lap 11 and dominating to become the youngest Supermodified feature winner in Oswego Speedway history.

“This Hawk car is so good from start to finish,” said an emotional Thompson after the historic win. “I have to thank my sponsors and crew. Kelly’s Zen Den, Lindsey Aggregates, Slack Karts, Ashley Lynn Winery, and everyone that helps on the car. This feels amazing.”

Rookie of the Year contenders Patrick and Proud, who won his first Supermodified heat race earlier in the evening, lead the field to green with Patrick jumping out to the number one spot from the inside lane.

The Pathfinder Bank SBS graduates ran away early, with Patrick out front and Proud in second while Iosue, Snyder, Danzer, Thompson, Abold, Dave Gruel, and Brandon Bellinger all battled it out behind them.

Thompson wasted little time working towards the front. He first got under Danzer on the initial start before beginning to reel in third running Snyder and second place Proud.

On lap 6, Thompson drove around the outside of Snyder coming off of turn four and pulled the same exact trick on Proud one lap later. With forty three laps to go, only one car stood between Thompson and the race lead.

It took the Thompson No. 98T only three laps to reel in Patrick for the lead, and it was less than surprising when he once again used his lane of choice between turns three and four to take over the point on lap 11.

By lap 15, last week’s feature winner Bellinger had passed five cars to work his way into the top five, but his evening came to an unfortunate end with a hard shot into the turn three foam just a handful of laps later.

Out front, it was still Thompson leading Patrick and now Abold, who moved by both Snyder and Proud to take third just prior to the caution flag on lap 18. Meanwhile, Proud and Snyder remained fourth and fifth while Iosue and Danzer continued to battle for sixth.

On the restart, Snyder was able to work to the outside of Proud and take over fourth, but that was the only pass made before the yellow flag came out in back to back laps, this time for Lou LeVea Jr. and Jerry Curran who were spun out in turn three.

When the green lights came back on, the field was again only able to make it a lap before yet another yellow flag for Iosue spun out of turn two. Now, the top five was Thompson, Patrick, Abold, Snyder, and Danzer, but before long, Dave Shullick Jr. made his presence felt up front.

Charging hard, the ‘Shoe 2’ had come from all the way back in fifteenth to crack the top five by lap 22 after working past Proud and Danzer on the ensuing restart.

One lap later, seventh running Proud and eighth running Alison Sload got together going into turn three, bringing Sload’s day to an end. The Proud crew was able to make repairs on the No. 54, but Camden returned to the track several laps down.

Finally, Abold was able to get around Patrick on the lap 23 restart, moving his No. 05 into the second position with Patrick now third, Snyder fourth, and Shullick fifth. Behind the top five at halfway were Danzer, Connors, Gruel, Sitterly, and Logan Rayvals.

By lap 26, Shullick had passed Patrick for third, but had a very long way to go if he wanted any chance at catching the No. 05 of Abold or race leader Thompson who continued to absolutely dismantle the field in the No. 98T.

With fifteen to go, Thompson was a full straightaway ahead of Abold, but now Shullick was on the move as he began reeling in the No. 05 for second. It took Shullick ten more laps, but he made his move by Abold for second while in lapped traffic with five to go.

Back out front, Thompson was long gone and he went on to pick up the very emotional victory over Abold, Shullick, Patrick, and Snyder in the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Danzer, Connors, Sitterly, Gruel, and Rayvals.

Thompson was the obvious recipient of the Lighthouse Lanes ‘Up & Comer’ Award while Shullick advanced thirteen positions to take the D&S Landscaping Hard Charger prize.

Oswego Speedway’s regular season will conclude this Saturday, August 17 with $5 Admission Track Championship Night for the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, and the 350 Supermodified division.

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About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. The speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at the Oswego Speedway making it the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds and 350 Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, and former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

BOX SCORE

U-Pull U-Save Family Night

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Novelis Supermodifieds

Feature (50-laps): 1. 98T TYLER THOMPSON, 2. 95 Dave Shullick Jr, 3. 05 Jeff Abold, 4. 90 ® Jack Patrick, 5. 0 Tim Snyder, 6. 52 Dave Danzer, 7. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 8. 7 Otto Sitterly, 9. 50 Dave Gruel, 10. 94 Logan Rayvals, 11. 56 Hal LaTulip, 12. 54 ® Camden Proud, 13. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 14. 99 Jerry Curran, 15. 39 ® Alison Sload, 16. 11 Aric Iosue, 17. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 18. 78 Guard Nearbin

Heat 1 (12-laps): 1. 50 Dave Gruel, 2. 98T Tyler Thompson, 3. 83 Lou LeVea Jr. DNF - 55 Keith Shampine, 66 Lou LeVea Sr, 01 Dan Connors Jr, 7 Otto Sitterly

Heat 2 (12-laps): 1. 54 ® Camden Proud, 2. 52 Dave Danzer, 3. 11 Aric Iosue, 4. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 5. 39 ® Alison Sload, 6. 99 Jerry Curran, 7. 56 Hal LaTulip

Heat 3 (12-laps): 1. 0 Tim Snyder, 2. 90 ® Jack Patrick, 3. 68 Michael Barnes, 4. 05 Jeff Abold, 5. 94 Logan Rayvals, 6. 95 Dave Shullick Jr, 7. 78 Guard Nearbin

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #95 Dave Shullick Jr.

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #98T Tyler Thompson

 

 

DROWN REBOUNDS TO WIN DANNY GARDNER MEMORIAL IN SUPER STOCKS & CLAIMS 6th WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY LATE MODEL WIN; DEAN JACOBS TOPS SPRINT MAIN FOR 2nd WEEK IN A ROW; JAMES WORKS FOR MINI STOCK CHECKERS

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, August 10, 2019

By Mike Swanger

The stands were full on a beautiful night for racing presented by Ag-Pro and it was Kid’s night with the help from Quota International of Wooster with more than 75 bicycles and many more prizes and goodies given away thanks to many donators including Don Rutt Builders for supplying hot dogs for the kids. Before the races started, all drivers had their cars in the infield and the fans went over to get autographs and more from them plus the Kid’s bike races were run and the Gold Rush sponsored by Tye Twarog. Then it was time for racing at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval.’

The main event for the evening was the McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks racing for the Danny Gardner Memorial as they would go 27 laps (Danny’s car number). Brandon Craver would take the pole position and set the pace for the first 4 circuits when Gary Hensel Jr. took over for one lap as one of nine cautions would wave and on the restart, John Wilson would pull into the top spot. Racing was tight with a lot of rubbing going on as many drivers would spin throughout the race to slow the action. On the green flag action, Wilson would lead and hold off charges from Hensel Jr., Doug Drown and Craver with Don Baney right behind them. During lap 19, both Don Rutt and Drown would slow with flat tires and go to the pits for new rubber as Craver would pull off and not return. Rutt and Drown would return in 11th and 12 place for the restart and immediately, Drown was on a mission. Wilson was able to open up about a six car length lead as Hensel Jr. and Baney battled for second with Drown roaring up to fourth on lap 22 and power past Baney two circuits later. On the next trip around the 3/8 mile oval, quickly overtook Hensel Jr. for second and caught up to Wilson. With the white flag waving, Wilson was in the middle groove with Drown on the highside in turn one and as they went into turn two, Drown and his Char’s Cars, Gionino’s Pizza and K & A Tree Service #21d, dove to the inside of Wilson and out race him down the back stretch to take the lead and Wilson would make one last try coming out of turn four but came up short. It would be the 7th win for Drown of Wooster and also the 7th second place finish for Wilson, but not all of them to Drown. By winning, Drown also picked up the Elgin Industries choice of American made push rods or stamped rocker arms as that was some of the Contingency Connection Racers Rewards program. Hensel Jr. would outlast Baney for third while Coty Conway gets his season best finish of fifth. Drown, Hensel Jr. and Baney posted the heat wins. Luke Sprouse collected the $100 Hard Charger Award from Cliff & Cortney Staley as he moved up 11 positions. After the race, the Gardner family awarded the top for finishers, trophies that Danny Gardner had won over the many years of racing he had done. The race was also co sponsored by McKenzie Concrete and Medina Mountain Motors.

Clay Riney and Broc Martin brought the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery sprint feature to the green flag and the two would make contact in turn two on the opening lap and both checked up for a split second and that allowed Wooster’s Dean Jacobs to slip past and take control of the feature. Riney and Martin would stay close together and go back and forth for second but that would allow Danny Mumaw to move in and take second on lap 10 after a restart for William Aumend. Jacobs and his B & B Drain Service, Harbach Electronics and McClure Motorsports #9 would pull away on this restart as Riney and Martin continued their close race still going back and forth. The races final caution flag came with four circuits to go and this time, Mumaw would stay up with Jacobs and with two laps to go, Mumaw used a big slider on Jacobs going into turn three but Dean Jacobs would cross back around coming out of turn four and keep the lead. Mumaw would banzai for the lead on both ends of the track on the last lap but could never stop Jacobs from regaining the lead coming out of the turns as Dean Jacobs would park his sprinter in the Summit Racing victory circle for the second week in a row and fourth time this season. Mumaw would end up in the runners up position as Riney took third in front of Martin. After rolling over in his heat race and starting 13th in the feature, Trey Jacobs filled out the top five as he passed Trevor Baker with four laps to go to gain that spot. Martin and Mumaw claimed the heat wins.

The Malcuit Tavern Super Late Model main would start with J R Gentry blasting into the lead from the outside front row with pole sitter Ryan Markham into the second spot. Doug Drown would move past Markham for second on lap 5 and then run in Gentry’s tire tracks as it was shaping up to be two battle for the win. But on lap 10 as the field was going by the flag stand, mechanical issues with Gentry’s machine would slow him down and for the second week in a row, he had to pull off while leading. Drown would inherit the lead and the Ely Road Reel Company, D J Directional Services and Wooster Glass #12 would pull away to grab his 6th checkered flag of the season in the Super Late Models. In the early stages of the feature, Charlie Duncan, Justin Chance and Jerry Aber had a tight race going on for third with Dave Hornikel in the mix. Hornikel would get by Aber for 5th on lap 11. As the black and white flag waved, Markham would end up second followed by Duncan, Chance and Hornikel, who was the Kar Connection Hard Charger of the race. Heat winners were Markham and Drown.

It was a long night for Jordan James but ended on a good night as Loudonville driver had the Thompson Memorials, Brad’s Auto Body and Lochevale Farms #83 break in the heat race and that would put him in the last chance race where he started 8th but charged into the lead at the line at the end of the first lap and went on to win. That would put him starting 17th in the feature. Nova Martin would lead the way on the opening lap of the JOYRIDE Transport Mini Stock feature but would give way to Wyatt Zimmerman on the next lap. Brad and Doug Hensel would move into second and third as James was already up to fourth on lap three. On lap seven, Brad Hensel pulled off while running second and on the next lap, Zimmerman’s car slowed and also pulled off as Doug Hensel now took over the point with James in second. Using the high side of the speedway, James overtook Hensel with three laps to go and pull away for his first win of the year. Points leader Doug Hensel finished second as Martin, in his first race of the year at WCS, was third as Brent Boreman and Roger Rush rounded out the top five. Brad Hensel, Zimmerman, Tyler Wiles and Wes Staley scored the heat wins.

Next Saturday night, August 17, the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association will be back and it will be Season Championship for the Malcuit Tavern Super Late Models while the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints along with the McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks and the JOYRIDE Transport Mini Stocks will be chasing more O’Reilly Auto Parts ‘Race to the Championship’ points.

Gates will open at 4 pm and racing at 7 pm at Wayne County Speedway and for more info on the track, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, August 10, 2019

McKENZIE CONCRETE SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Doug Drown, Brandon Craver, Justin Lorentz, Kevin Ake, Nick Humphrey, Jeff Lanham, Allen Radtka, T A Perrine

Heat 2 Gary Hensel Jr., Don Rutt, James Alleman, Norm Aronhalt, Seth Dickerson, Curt Zimmerman, Luke Sprouse, Daniel Sanchez dns

Heat 3 Don Baney, John Wilson, Bubba Smith, Coty Conway, Paul McVicker, Virgil, Masters, Ryan Leathers

DANNY GARDNER MEMORIAL Feature Doug Drown, John Wilson, Gary Hensel Jr., Don Baney, Coty Conway, Paul McVicker, Don Rutt, Kevin Ake, Luke Sprouse, Curt Zimmerman, T A Perrine, Allen Radtka, Brandon Craver, Bubba Smith, Jeff Lanham, Norm Aronhalt, Ryan Leathers, Justin Lorentz, Daniel Sanchez, James Alleman, Seth Dickerson, Nick Humphrey, Virgil Masters

PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS

Heat 1 Broc Martin, Dylan Kingan, Jess Stiger, Ray Miller, William Aumend, Shane Mixon, Trey Jacobs, Andrew Palker

Heat 2 Danny Mumaw, Dean Jacobs, Trevor Baker, Clay Riney, Tyler Dunn, Henry Malcuit, Troy Kingan dns

Feature Dean Jacobs, Danny Mumaw, Clay Riney, Broc Martin, Trey Jacobs, Trevor Baker, Jess Stiger, Henry Malcuit, Tyler Dunn, Dylan Kingan, Ray Miller, William Aumend, Shane Mixon, Andrew Palker, Troy Kingan dns

MALCUIT TAVERN SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Justin Chance, Matt Irey, Cody Endlich, Brad Malcuit, Brett Bee, Craig Hartong, Nick Cox, Sean Rush

Heat 2 Doug Drown, Charlie Duncan, J R Gentry, Jerry Aber, Dave Hornikel, Larry Bellman, Tom Denzinger, Jason Henderson, Wayne Maffett Jr.

Feature Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, Charlie Duncan, Dave Hornikel, Jerry Aber, Brad Malcuit, Cody Endlich, Brett Bee, Larry Bellman, Nick Cox, Craig Hartong, Sean Rush, Tom Denzinger, J R Gentry, Matt Irey, Jason Henderson, Wayne Maffett Jr. dns

JOYRIDE TRANSPORT MINI STOCKS

Heat 1 Brad Hensel, Doug Hensel, Wayne Newbury, Ryan Carder, Dusty Long, Jimmy Burns, Bryan Wilson, Kyle Noel dns

Heat 2 Wyatt Zimmerman, Nova Martin, Jolene Voshel, David Keagy, Darrel Taylor, Molly Rannigan, Brian Tomblin, Jeff Slykhuis

Heat 3 Tyler Wiles, Coree Boyd, Mark Sibila, Cory Staley, Greg Harris, Kenny Long, Kyle Petit

Heat 4 Wes Staley, Brent Boreman, Mitch Reichard, Roger Rush, Clayton Evans, Jordan James, Jason Shaw

‘B’ Main Jordan James, Brian Tomblin, Clayton Evans, Jimmy Burns, Dusty Long, Greg Harris, Darrell Taylor, Jeff Slykhuis, Kenny Long, Jason Shaw, Bryan Wilson, Molly Rannigan, Kyle Noel, Kyle Petit dns

Feature Jordan James, Doug Hensel, Nova Martin, Brent Boreman, Roger Rush, Mitch Reichard, Jolene Voshel, David Keagy, Mark Sibila, Jimmy Burns, Ryan Carder, Coree Boyd, Cory Staley, Wyatt Zimmerman, Wayne Newbury, Brad Hensel, Clayton Evans, Tyler Wiles, Wes Staley, Brian Tomblin

 

 

Surniak Hustles to Third Consecutive TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour Triumph

Inside Line Promotions - HARRIS, N.C. (Aug. 11, 2019) - Steve Surniak posted his third straight TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour feature triumph on Saturday at Harris Speedway.

It marked the first time the series has returned to a track this season. Surniak, who is the defending series champion, also became the first three-time winner of the season for the series as he has captured a victory during each of the last three weekends.

Chaz Woodward recorded a runner-up result with points leader Jake Karklin rounding out the podium to extend his lead in the championship standings. Daniel Oliver earned a fourth-place finish and Sean Vardell scored a fifth-place result.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/CarolinaSprintTour/ to watch video of the heat races and main event.

The next race for the series is Aug. 24 at Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C.

TRIBODYN LUBRICANTS CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR RESULTS AT HARRIS SPEEDWAY (Aug. 10, 2019) -

A Main : 1. Steve Surniak; 2. Chaz Woodward; 3. Jake Karklin; 4. Daniel Oliver; 5. Sean Vardell; 6. John Karklin; 7. Shawn Mott; 8. Ben McCall; 9. Brandon McLain; 10. Mike Sellers; 11. Frank Peters; 12. Nate Emig; 13. Bobby Courtwright; 14. Sonny Stroud.

2019 FEATURE WINNERS -

Steve Surniak - 3 (311 Speedway in Pine Hall, N.C., on July 27; Laurens County Speedway in Laurens, S.C., on Aug. 3; and Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C., on Aug. 10); Jake Karklin - 1 (Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C., on May 18); John Karklin - 1 (Lake View Motor Speedway in Nichols, S.C., on July 6); Jake McLain - 1 (Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., on June 21); and Nick Tucker - 1 (Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C., on April 27)

UP NEXT -

Aug. 24 at Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://www.carolinasprinttour.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolina305tour

MARKETING PARTNERS -

TriboDyn Lubricants, VP Racing Fuels, Superior Steering Wheels, Newlin Bar Service, Pitbull Lifts, Velocita Racewear and Next Level Custom Apparel

ABOUT CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR -

The TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour is a RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series that primarily competes in North Carolina and South Carolina. There are 16 points-paying races on the 2019 schedule as well as two non-points races on tap. Additionally, series drivers will see an increased payout at most tracks this year.

 

 

Melis, Ritchie, Kulow, Schmidt reign supreme in PDTR A-main action

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 10, 2019 – As the 2019 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing season turned down the homestretch, the on-track action remained as hot as ever at The Plymouth Dirt Tack at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 10.

In the 25-lap Richard’s of Dunbar 25-lap 360 Sprint Car A main, 38-year racing veteran Jim Melis of Glenbuelah emerged victorious for the first time at Plymouth in 2019. Justin Ritchie of New London turned in an impressive effort to earn his second 25-lap Gasroots Project Late Model A-main win of the 2019 season. Tyler Kulow of Plymouth padded his points lead with a wire-to-wire victory in the 25-lap Klips & Tips Grand National A main. Travis Schmidt of Waldo drew closer in his quest for his first Cellcom B Mod championship by earning the victory in the 25-lap A main.

The front row of the PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main featured one of the most experienced drivers in the pit area, 38-year veteran Jim Melis, on the pole and teenage rookie Jack Vanderboon of Dousman on the outside of the front row.

The race got off to a rough start when Josh Teunissen of Waldo spun in turn two on the opening lap, which collected Bill Taylor of Boltonville, Ben Schmidt of Howards Grove and Chris Clayton of Waldo to bring out a red flag. Of the four cars that were involved in the incident, only Clayton was unable to continue in the race after turning his car over on its side.

After a complete restart, Melis and Vanderboom dueled side by side throughout the opening lap before Melis used the high groove to inch ahead of the young rookie to lead the opening lap.

Melis, who notched a Midwest Sprint Car Association victory at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam on July 3, continued to ride the cushion in the early stages of the race, while Vanderboom stayed glued to the inside lane to stay within striking distance. On lap 12, Melis began to encounter some heavy lapped traffic, which allowed Vanderboom to close the gap considerably.

On lap 13, 2018 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Justin Miller of Plymouth, who started eighth, moved in to pressure third starter Will Gerrits of Waupun for third. On the next lap, Miller powered past Gerrit into third.

Meanwhile, Vanderboom was giving Melis all he could handle at the front of the field as he pulled in to challenge for the lead on lap 15. One lap later, Vanderboom ducked low to seize the top spot from Melis in turn four. Miller then surged underneath Melis to gain second place and mounted a brief challenge for the lead on lap 16 before the second and final caution flag of the race was displayed on lap 17 when rookie Tyler Davis South Milwaukee spun exiting turn four.

Following the restart, Melis and Vanderboom continued to wage war for the lead, as Melis pounded the cushion harder and harder teach lap before regaining the top spot for good in turn in on lap 21.

Vanderboom refused to back down in the closing laps as he stayed within reach along the low groove. However, Melis was not to be denied as he held off the talented rookie to secure his 16th career PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory and 21st overall Midwest Sprint Car Association main event triumph of his career.

Vanderboom posted a career-best runner-up showing, Miller finished third, 2017 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh finished fourth after starting 13th and Gerrits rounded out the top five.

After starting on the pole, 2014 PDTR Late Model champion Mitch McGrath of Waukesha emerged from a three-wide duel with 2018 PDTR Late Model champ Justin Schmidt of Cleveland, who started second, and third starter Turk Letizia of Milwaukee to lead the opening circuit of the 25-lap Late Model main event.

Letizia then secured second place along the low groove by powering past Schmidt in turn two on lap two. Three laps later, Justin Ritchie moved in from the fourth starting spot to pressure Schmidt for third.

Schmidt built up some major momentum along the high grove of the slick and racy multi-groove racing surface, to challenge Letizia for second entering turn one on lap 6. However, the two drivers made contact, which resulted in Schmidt falling back to fourth behind Ritchie.

On lap 11, Ritchie used the low line to pressure Letizia for second before the lone caution flag of the race appeared on lap 13 when Joe Bongiorno of Milwaukee spun in turn four.

Following the restart, Ritchie ventured up to the high groove and Schmidt ducked low as the two drivers split Letizia with Ritchie seizing second and Schmidt sliding into third heading down the backstretch on lap 14.

Ritchie dug hard along the low grove to take over the top spot from McGrath on lap 15 with Schmidt following into second on lap 18 after a heated side-by-side duel with McGrath, who has been competing as a regular on the Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association (MLRA) tour this year.

Once in front, Ritchie controlled the final laps of the race and he held on to post his second PDTR Late Model A-main victory of the 2019 season and second career main event win at Plymouth.

Schmidt was second, McGrath finished third, Letizia placed fourth and sixth starter Jim Schmidt of Cleveland rounded out the top five.

In the 25-lap Grand National A main, Tyler Kulow bolted into the lead on the drop of the green flag followed by second starter Steven Weber of Plymouth and Dick Hed of Plymouth, who started third.

On lap 5, Hed moved up to the high line to challenge the low-riding Weber for second as Kulow had built up a full-straightaway cushion over the field by lap 6. Hed finally wrestled second from Weber with a high move in turn three on lap 10 and then started his search for Kulow, who had extended his advantage to a half lap on lap 12.

Fifth starter Brad Weiss of West Bend then engaged in a side-by-side battle with Weber for third on lap 15 with Weber holding the spot when the only caution flag of the race was displayed on lap 21 when rookie Justin Muehlbauer spun in turn two.

On the restart, Weiss gained third and eighth starter J.J. Pagel of Mount Calvary slipped into fourth before Pagel powered past Weiss into third on lap 23.

Meanwhile, it was all Kulow at the front of the field as he went on to post his second PDTR Grand National A-main victory of the 2019 and seventh career Grand National main event win at Plymouth by a four-car length margin.

Hed finished second, Pagel placed third, Jeff Muehlbauer of Elkhart Lake, who started seventh, finished fourth and ninth starter Luke Scholten of Oostburg rounded out the top five.

Outside front row starter Travis Schmidt of Waldo used the high groove to move past polesitter Justin Bauer of Sheboygan Falls and take over the lead of the 25-lap B Mod A main on the opening lap.

On lap 2, 2019 PDTR B Mod champ Tim Sheppard of Beaver Dam rode the high line from his sixth starting spot to take second in turn four. With Schmidt holding a solid cushion over Sheppard, the first of two consecutive caution periods came on lap 7 when Jesse Cullen of Chilton spun in turn four. Another caution flag came out on the ensuing restart attempt when Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls spun in turn two.

When the race returned to green flag action, Sheppard moved in to pressure Schmidt for the top spot on lap 12. By lap 16, current B Mod point leader Tim Warner of Fond du Lac, who starter fourth, joined in to make it a three-way battle for the lead.

With the laps winding down and the leaders working through lapped traffic, Sheppard broke out of line along the low groove and attempted to pass Schmidt for the lead using the outside lane. However, after briefly pulling even with Schmidt, a lapped car impeded Sheppard’s progress, which allowed Warner to sneak by into second on lap 23.

Schmidt maintained the top spot over the final two circuits to secure his first PDTR B Mod A-main victory of the 2019 season and his second career main event win in the B Mod division at Plymouth.

Warner placed second, Sheppard was third, Bauer claimed fourth and 11th starter Barry Maas of Cascade finished fifth.

Anthony Knierim of Franksville won the 12-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main. Randy Theys of Algoma captured the 12-lap PDTR B Mod B main.

The program, which was sponsored by Roger and Dan’s Auto Service, drew a total of 80 cars, including 29 Sprint Cars, 23 B Mods, 16 Late Models and 12 Grand Nationals.

PDTR Saturday night racing will resume on Saturday, Aug. 17 with autograph night presented by Hopf Farms highlighting the evening with checkered flags and drawstring bags distributed at the gate. The evening will also feature past champion’s night and kids’ backpack night.

Hot laps will begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing to start at 6 p.m.

Five events remain on the 2019 PDTR schedule, which concludes on Saturday, Sept. 28.

RICHARD’S OF DUNBAR 360 SPRINT CAR
Date of Race: August 10, 2019
HEAT 1
1, Kurt Davis 2, Shane Wenninger 3, Jim Melis 4, Ben Schmidt 5, Travis Arenz 6, Brandon Berth 7, Scott Conger 8, Sean Rayhall.
HEAT 2
1, Justin Miller 2, Will Gerrits 3, Adam Miller 5, Anthony Knierim 6, Doug Wondra 7, Justin Erickson.
HEAT 3
1, Tyler Brabant 2, Josh Teunissen 3, Jack Vanderboom 4, Chris Clayton 5, Tim Haddy 6, Preston Ruh 7, Tyler Nelson.
HEAT 4
1, Tyler Davis 2, Paul Pokorski 3, Kevin Karnitz 4, Brandon McMullen 5, Bill Taylor 6, Blake Wondra 7, Tony Wondra (DNS).
B MAIN
1, Anthony Knierim 2, Lance Fassbender 3, Justin Erickson 4, Tim Haddy 5, Bill Taylor 6, Tony Wondra 7, Doug Wondra 8, Scott Conger 9, Brandon Berth 10, Tyler Nelson 11, Blake Wondra 12, Preston Ruh 13, Sean Rayhall.
A MAIN
1, Jim Melis 2, Jack Vanderboom 3, Justin Miller 4, Brandon McMullen 5, Will Gerrits 6, Kurt Davis 7, Kevin Karnitz 8, Paul Pokorski 9, Lance Fassbender 10, Ben Schmidt 11, Travis Arenz 12, Adam Miller 13, Shane Wenninger 14, Justin Erickson 15, Tim Haddy 16, Bill Taylor 17, Anthony Knierim 18, Tony Wondra 19, Tyler Brabant 20, Tyler Davis 21, Josh Teunissen 22, Chris Clayton.

 

 

Hamilton Hauls to Skagit Speedway Win

8/10/19

Alger, WA - An exciting night at Skagit Speedway concluded with Greg Hamilton visiting victory lane for the first time in over a year on Ladies Night at the track. Kevin Smith and Howard Vos joined Hamiliton as winners on the night.

In the Budweiser 360 Sprints, Cam Smith set out to the initial lead with Hamilton hot on his heels in the early going. Disaster came for Smith as he raced toward the completion of lap seven, as Smith made contact with a slower car going into the third turn. As Hamilton drove around Smith for the lead, Cam’s car made a full 360 degree spin and kept going, falling to fourth place. Hamilton took the opportunity to jet away from the field, but it was short lived as Eric Fisher and Jared Peterson came storming up behind him quickly. Mired in heavy traffic, Hamilton consistently found ways to deal with the slower cars, while Smith moved back into contention by sneaking past Peterson as the laps ticked away. It was a Peterson spin out on lap 20 that bunched the field for one final run. On the restart, Smith ran past Fisher on the inside of turn two to take second back, but it was all Hamilton heading to the checkered flag for the first time at Skagit Speedway since opening night of 2018. Peterson was the quick qualifier with Smith and Michael Millard winning heat races.

In the Skagit Aggregates Modifieds, Kevin Smith led wire to wire for a win. Smith had firm control all race long on a night that nearly went green to checkered with no stoppages before two cars collided on lap 24. Lawrence O’Connor was second and Rick Smith third. Kevin and Roger Drake were the heat winners.

The Outlaw Tuner main event was all Howard Vos in taking his third win of the season. Vos used an inside move on Clint Meins to take the lead on lap seven en route to victory lane. Kyle Hanson raced from last to second with Meins grabbing third. Vos and Rick Young won the heats.

Budweiser 360 Sprints

Fast Time - Jared Peterson 11.377

Heat 1 - Michael Millard, Trevor Cook, Greg Hamilton, Bailey Sucich, Jared Peterson, Jeff Dunlap, Chris Bullock, Matt Jensen

Heat 2 - Cam Smith, Brock Lemley, Eric Fisher, Luke Didiuk, Jason Reed, Colton Heath, Lance Sargent, Steve Parker

Main - Greg Hamilton, Smith, Fisher, Lemley, Millard, Didiuk, Cook, Reed, Peterson, Sucich, Sargent, Parker, Dunlap, Bullock, Heath

Lap Leaders - Smith 1-6 Hamilton 7-25

Skagit Aggregates Modifieds

Heat 1 - Roger Drake, Louis Nutter Sr, Branden Nutter, Mel Decker, Jeff Blanton, Mike Steltz

Heat 2 - Kevin Smith, Rick Smith, Adam Holtrop, Lawrence O’Connor, Craig Moore, Ben Gunderson

Main - Kevin Smith, O’Connor, R Smith, Gunderson, Drake, Moore, Blanton, Steltz, Nutter Sr, Decker, Holtrop, Nutter

Lap Leaders - K Smith 1-26

Outlaw Tuners

Heat 1 - Rick Young, Clint Meins, Rob Dozark, Mike Thomas, Patricia Michelson

Heat 2 - Howard Vos, Brian Michelson, Jon Edwards, Collin Sims

Main - Howard Vos, Kyle Hanson, Meins, Young, Edwards, Thomas, Dozark, Sims, P Michelson, B Michelson

Lap Leaders - Michelson 1 Meins 2-6 Vos 7-17

 

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

MARNE, Mich. – Brian Gerster extended his all-time qualifying record with the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series during Saturday’s Engine Pro Fast Car Dash program at the seven-sixteenths-mile oval.

Gerster raced to his 29th career Hamilton Trucking Fast Time Award with a lap of 13.209 seconds (119.237 mph) in the No. 50m RAM Engineering Midwest/Fuller Life Water Co. sprinter for Dick Myers Racing.

It marks Gerster’s third-career MSR-sanctioned fast time at Berlin, and his first at the track since the special Speed Trial event in 2015, when he broke the all-time track record.

Defending Berlin winner Charlie Schultz timed in second-fastest at 13.234 seconds (119.012 mph) with the John Reiser-owned No. 9s entry, followed by Canadian Ryan Litt (13.368/117.819), who was third in the 24-car field.

Four-time Must See Racing Sprint Car Series champion Jimmy McCune and home-state driver Jason Blonde completed the top five in qualifying.

Tom Jewell, who finished a career-best second last June at Berlin, was sixth ahead of Anthony McCune, Teddy Alberts, Jerry Caryer and Kevin Feeney.

Tyler Roahrig, who planned to race the Wayne Stickney No. 99 Saturday night, participated in a pair of practice sessions early in the day but scratched for the evening after fighting a severe vibration.

Heat races at Berlin are slated to begin at 8 p.m. ET.

QUALIFYING RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Berlin Raceway; Aug. 10, 2019

Hamilton Trucking Time Trials: 1. #50m – Brian Gerster, 13.209; 2. #9s – Charlie Schultz,, 13.234; 3. #07L – Ryan Litt, 13.368; 4. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 13.434; 5. #42 – Jason Blonde, 13.504; 6. #7 – Tom Jewell, 13.535; 7. #8 – Anthony McCune, 13.618; 8. #44 – Teddy Alberts, 13.659; 9. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 13.908; 10. #6k – Kevin Feeney, 13.932; 11. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 13.951; 12. #8a – Adam Biltz, 14.139; 13. #81 – Johnny Petrozelle, 14.467; 14. #1 – Christian Koehler, 14.609; 15. #0 – Doug Dietsch, 14.653; 16. #17 – Bobby Komisarski, 15.074; 17. #11g – Tom Geren, 15.098; 18. #85 – Rick Holley, 15.098; 19. #72s – Joe Speakman, 15.230; 20. #51 – Joshua Sexton, 15.569; 21. #32 – Todd McQuillen, 15.861; 22. #13 – Jacob Dolinar, 16.132; 23. #15 – Tim Henthorne, 16.220; 24. #4 – Anthony Linkenhoker, 17.791, 25. #99 – Tyler Roahrig, NT.

 

 

DeMan, Costa, Shwedyk and Wert Win on Renway Energy Christmas in August Night at Ohsweken Mack DeMan scored his second Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car win in an eventful A-Feature.

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 9, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway’s annual Christmas in August event continued its tradition of being a major success with dozens of new toys brought to the track to be donated to underprivileged children at Christmastime. All fans who brought a new toy for the event received half price general admission to the track.

On the track, it was Mack DeMan scoring a win with the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars as they made their return to the track for the first time since July 23 and Jesse Costa who claimed victory with the Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars. For the stock cars, Logan Shwedyk won the main event for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and Kyle Wert claimed his fifth checkered flag in the HRW Automotive Mini Stock feature.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Scott Kreutter and Mitch Brown started on the front row for the 20-lap Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car A-Feature. Kreutter led the opening lap and the race was slowed before the second lap could be completed when John Burbridge Jr. spun in turn two. On the ensuing restart, Kreutter continued to pace the field while third-starting Dylan Westbrook got past Brown for second.

Kreutter opened a sizeable lead until he worked into slower traffic on lap six. With cars racing side-by-side for position, Kreutter struggled to get through the traffic and saw his lead evaporate. On lap 11, Westbrook capitalized and took the lead before the two drivers exchanged the lead at opposite ends of the track on the next lap, with Westbrook emerging with the point position.

Then, on lap 12 as the leaders raced into turn one, Kreutter made contact with Westbrook at the bottom of turn one as the two drivers both tried to navigate around a slower car. The result was a caution flag as Westbrook spun to a stop and both drivers were sent to the rear of the field. That gave the lead to Mack DeMan, who has Brown and Cory Turner restart behind him.

Following another caution on lap 13, the final seven laps were incident-free as DeMan opened a half-straightaway advantage over Turner. That lead slowly evaporated as DeMan couldn’t get through the slower traffic as efficiently as he would have liked. That allowed Turner to pull within three car lengths, but DeMan held on to score his second win of the season by 0.377 seconds.

“I was really looking forward to racing with Dylan and Scott,” DeMan said following his win. “They’re the top two guns here. When all three of us were starting in the top four, I knew it would be a gun show.”

Cory Turner and Ryan Turner rounded out the podium with Mitch Brown and Holly Porter rounding out the top-five. Travis Cunningham, Jake Brown, Dylan Westbrook, Scott Kreutter and Caleb Wood claimed top-10 finishes. Ryan Turner, Westbrook and Mitch Brown won their qualifying heat races to start the night.

Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars

Jacob Dykstra and Dereck Lemyre paced the field to the green flag for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars season opening feature. Dykstra jumped out to an early advantage while Lemyre battled with Costa for second only to see Hannah Ferrell drive into the runner-up spot with an excellent outside move on lap two.

Lap three saw the red flag wave when Lemyre spun in turn two before Derek Miller flipped upside down in turn one. A few more cautions occurred on laps four, six and seven. On the last of the three restarts, Ferrell made her bid for the lead, but Dykstra shrugged off the challenge. At the halfway mark, Costa got back by Ferrell for second and a lap later used the outside lane to track down and pass Dykstra for the lead off turn four.

Costa pulled away over the final nine caution-free laps when Dykstra suffered a flat left-front tire and slipped back through the field as the handling deteriorated on his No.5d. With five laps to go, fourth-starting Nick Sheridan was able to get past Ferrell for second and score a runner-up finish to follow up his win one week ago. Ferrell rounded out the list of podium finishers while Steven Beckett and DJ Christie scored top-five results.

Christie, Johnny Miller, Costa and Lemyre won their qualifying heats to begin the nights while Liam Martin and Darren Dryden won the pair of B-Mains.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

Chris Dickie and Derek Liverance brought the 25-car field of Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks to the line for the green flag. Dickie led the opening lap, but it was Frank Turkey Jr. who jumped forward to lead the second.

Following a lap three restart, 15th-starting Dave Bailey made his presence known at the front and he moved into third by lap five behind new leader Ken Sargent and second-place Logan Shwedyk. The second caution of the race came on lap seven, and following the restart Sargent led a three-car breakaway from the rest of the field that included Shwedyk and Bailey. On lap 13, another caution came just after Shwedyk had gotten by both Bailey and Sargent to take the lead and he held the top spot on the ensuing restart.

With two laps to go, Bailey made his push and showed the nose of his No.49 to the inside of Shwedyk’s No.53, but couldn’t muster the momentum to complete the pass. Then, as the field took the white flag, Bailey spun on the frontstretch in front of the field, did a 360 and continued on while losing positions to Sargent and Trevor DeBoer. That allowed Shwedyk to cruise away on the final lap while Sargent took second and DeBoer rounded out the podium. Bailey and Ryan Beagle rounded out the top-five. Dickie, Mark Bazuin and Ryan Dinning scored victories in the qualifying heats earlier in the night.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

Cody Sommerville and Mike Giberson were on the front row for the HRW Automotive Mini Stock 15-lap Feature. The initial start did not go smoothly as Jason Tolton, Steve Miller and Christopher French tangled together on the front stretch. On the ensuing complete restart, Aidan Nigh drove to the point position and had point leader Kyle Wert in tow.

Following a pair of cautions on lap three and four, Wert took the lead and was embroiled in a battle with Ryan Hillar. With six laps to go, Hillar challenged Wert in the inside lane for the lead, but Wert closed the door. Over the final five laps, Wert pulled away to a five car-length advantage on the way to his fifth victory of the season. Hillar settled for second while Dusty DeBoer emerged with the final podium spot after a lengthy battle with Tim Jamieson.

Aidan Nigh, Trevor Want, Jonathan Ayrton and Tim Nuell raced to heat race victories, meanwhile Wayde Thorne scored the checkered flag in the B-Main.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, August 16 as Jibs Action Sports presents Autograph Night and KIDSRACE for the Canadian National Autism Foundation. On the track, it’s the final challenge race of the season for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars as they take on the Southern Ontario Sprints. The Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will also be in action. Pit gates open at 5:30pm and spectator gates open at 6:00pm. Race time is 7:30pm and adult admission is just $14 and children 12 and under are $3 or less. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

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Ohsweken Speedway Race Report August 9, 2019 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Christmas in August presented by Renway Energy Total Entries – 120

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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (25 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 17X-Mack DeMan, [4]; 2. 13-Cory Turner, [8]; 3. 91-Ryan Turner, [5]; 4. 10-Mitch Brown, [2]; 5. 1-Holly Porter, [7]; 6. 90-Travis Cunningham, [6]; 7. 1-10-Jake Brown, [10]; 8. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [3]; 9. 49-Scott Kreutter, [1]; 10. 7-Caleb Wood, [13]; 11. 11-Jamie Turner, [14]; 12. 87X-Shone Evans, [9]; 13. 88H-Josh Hansen, [25]; 14. 68-Aaron Turkey, [24]; 15. 45-Curtis Gartly, [21]; 16. 9-Steve Lyons, [16]; 17. 0-Jim Huppunen, [23]; 18. 55-Mike Thorne, [19]; 19. 5D-Shane Ross, [11]; 20. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [15]; 21. 81-Derek Jonathan, [12]; 22. 9B-Scott Burk, [22]; 23. 71S-Shawn Sliter, [18]; 24. 46-Kevin Pauls, [20]; 25. 21-John Burbridge Jr, [17] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Scott Kreutter 1-10, Dylan Westbrook 11-12, Mack DeMan 13-20 Hard Charger – Josh Hansen +12 (25th to 13th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – All Transfer – 2:17.247) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 91-Ryan Turner, [1]; 2. 17X-Mack DeMan, [4]; 3. 1-10-Jake Brown, [2]; 4. 1-Holly Porter, [8]; 5. 11-Jamie Turner, [6]; 6. 9-Steve Lyons, [7]; 7. 55-Mike Thorne, [9]; 8. 9B-Scott Burk, [5]; (DQ) 68-Aaron Turkey, [3]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – All Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [1]; 2. 49-Scott Kreutter, [5]; 3. 87X-Shone Evans, [4]; 4. 90-Travis Cunningham, [8]; 5. 81-Derek Jonathan, [7]; 6. 21-John Burbridge Jr, [6]; 7. 46-Kevin Pauls, [3]; 8. 0-Jim Huppunen, [2]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – All Transfer – Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 10-Mitch Brown, [4]; 2. 13-Cory Turner, [6]; 3. 5D-Shane Ross, [1]; 4. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [2]; 5. 7-Caleb Wood, [7]; 6. 71S-Shawn Sliter, [5]; 7. 45-Curtis Gartly, [3]; (DNS) 88H-Josh Hansen

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Mitch Brown

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Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars (38 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 52-Jesse Costa, [3]; 2. 45-Nick Sheridan, [8]; 3. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [6]; 4. 08-Steven Beckett, [16]; 5. 5-D.J. Christie, [9]; 6. 49L-Lucas Smith, [11]; 7. 19-Brandon Murrell, [14]; 8. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [1]; 9. 88-Jesse McDonald, [7]; 10. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [18]; 11. 1EH-Paul Klager, [23]; 12. 28-Jordan Hill, [17]; 13. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [2]; 14. 29-Liam Martin, [21]; 15. 14T-Noelle Teal, [24]; 16. 20-Johnny Miller, [10]; 17. 69-Joshua Hill, [19]; 18. 51-Trevor Young, [15]; 19. 1C-Davey Boughton, [5]; 20. 43-Darren Dryden, [22]; 21. 12-Brad Herron, [4]; 22. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [13]; 23. 38-Derek Miller, [20]; 24. 26X-Terry Baker, [12] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jacob Dykstra 1-10; Jesse Costa 11-20 Hard Charger – Steven Beckett +12 (16th to 4th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:27.462) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 5-D.J. Christie, [1]; 2. 1C-Davey Boughton, [8]; 3. 19-Brandon Murrell, [2]; 4. 28-Jordan Hill, [4]; 5. 08-Steven Beckett, [7]; 6. 29-Liam Martin, [5]; 7. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr, [9]; 8. MK8-Matthew Hill, [3]; 9. 4B-Rick Shuman, [10]; 10. 69K-Jason Dixon, [6]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 02:15.805) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 20-Johnny Miller, [1]; 2. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [4]; 3. 12-Brad Herron, [6]; 4. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [2]; 5. 26X-Terry Baker, [8]; 6. 39-Shane Stickel, [3]; 7. 1EH-Paul Klager, [5]; 8. 74-Rob Neely, [9]; 9. 83-Spencer Davis, [7]; (DNS) 14-Eric Gledhill,

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 02:02.694) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 52-Jesse Costa, [2]; 2. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [5]; 3. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [3]; 4. 49L-Lucas Smith, [7]; 5. 69-Joshua Hill, [1]; 6. 29W-Tyler Ward, [4]; 7. 49H-Jerry Hill, [6]; 8. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [8]; 9. 70-Baily Heard, [9]

Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [3]; 2. 88-Jesse McDonald, [5]; 3. 51-Trevor Young, [2]; 4. 45-Nick Sheridan, [9]; 5. 38-Derek Miller, [1]; 6. 14T-Noelle Teal, [6]; 7. 50LS-Adrian Stahle, [7]; 8. 19D-Allan Downey, [8]; 9. 43-Darren Dryden, [4]

B-Feature 1 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 29-Liam Martin, [2]; 2. 1EH-Paul Klager, [5]; 3. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr, [1]; 4. 49H-Jerry Hill, [4]; 5. 39-Shane Stickel, [3]; 6. 70-Baily Heard, [7]; 7. 19D-Allan Downey, [6]; 8. 83-Spencer Davis, [8]; 9. 69K-Jason Dixon, [9]

B-Feature 2 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 43-Darren Dryden, [8]; 2. 14T-Noelle Teal, [1]; 3. 50LS-Adrian Stahle, [3]; 4. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [5]; 5. 74-Rob Neely, [4]; 6. 29W-Tyler Ward, [2]; 7. MK8-Matthew Hill, [7]; 8. 4B-Rick Shuman, [6]; 9. 14-Eric Gledhill, [9]

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Davey Boughton

 

 

Hewitt Wins ‘Beach Night Bash’ BOSS Sprint Feature

In Thriller at Gas City I-69 Speedway Friday Night;

Hederick, Bryant, Headley and Bishop Also Win Features

GAS CITY, Ind., Aug. 10 — The build-up pitted track point leader Thomas Meseraull versus Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) point leader Matt Westfall, but it was Tyler Hewitt who showed everyone he was really the boss Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway. The 31-year-old driver from Marion, Ind. nabbed his first career sprint feature victory in a barnburner and crowd-pleaser that highlighted “Beach Night Bash” night.

Hewitt used the low groove to win the 25-lap BOSS non-wing 410 sprint car feature by 0.313 of a second over a high-groove-flying Meseraull. Westfall used the low groove like Hewitt did, and he was just 0.026 behind TMez at the checkered.

Meseraull, of Waveland, Ind., started on the pole and led the first six laps before Hewitt slipped under him in Turn 2 for the lead. Despite a yellow on lap 11 and a red on lap 14, Hewitt continued to lead with Meseraull in hot pursuit a few yards higher up the track.

Westfall, of Pleasant Hill, Ohio, passed Cole Ketcham on a restart with 14 laps down to move into third, and then got under Meseraull for second coming out of Turn 4 working lap 16. The trio duked it out the rest of the way, and on lap 22 they were three abreast with Hewitt leading, Westfall second and Meseraull third. The following lap Meserall passed both Hewitt and Westfall in Turn 4 to lead lap 23, but Hewitt passed him back in Turn 2 on the white-flag lap. The two low- groove yellow cars of Hewitt and Westfall took the checkered with Meserall between them in the high lane. Ketcham, of Muncie, Ind., finished fourth and Garrett Abrams of Rushville, Ind. placed fifth in the 20-car field.

Hewitt drove the One More Time Motorsports Maxim No. 97X, which uses an Evan Jackson-prepped Chevy engine. The team is out of Albany, Ind. and lists its sponsors as John and Sherril Long, Evan Jackson Engines and Maxim Chassis. Alfred Hewitt of Marion, Ind. is the winning chief mechanic.

Defending champion Matt Hederick of Rushville, Ind. started second and led all 20 laps of the United Midget Racing Association (UMRA) three-quarter (TQ) midget feature despite five caution flags that tightened up the field. Tate Martz, also of Rushville, placed second. Matt Lux of Manilla, Ind. passed Johnny Kringas of Homer Glen, Ill. in Turn 2 on the last lap to nail down third. Kringas was fourth and Brandon Gray of Greenfield, Ind. finished fifth.

Hederick, who is a field officer with the Rush County Sheriff’s Department, lists his sponsors as NTAT Precision, Rush Memorial Hospital, 4 Cs Seamless Gutters & Roofing, L&S Sanitation, Stanley Brothers Paving and Sealcoating, Unlimited Electric, and POC Industries. His mother, Emily Hedrick, owns his car.

Another new winner at the quarter-mile clay oval was Clayton Bryant of Fort Wayne, Ind., who won the 20-lap United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) modified feature in the Kingsland Motor Company No. 114. He started on the pole and led the whole way despite five yellows that let his rivals draw near. Zeke McKenzie of Claypool, Ind. started sixth but passed Dillon Nusbaum on lap 12 to nail down the runner-up honors. Nusbaum, the defending track champion from Warsaw, Ind., finished third followed by Jim Mallery of Mooresville, Ind. Last week’s winner, Scott Orr of Columbia City, Ind., started 16th in the 20-car field but finished fifth.

The bounty on the Headley family in the hornet division remained unclaimed, as James Headley of Marion, Ind. was victorious in that 15-lap feature. He led the first eight laps until his son, James Headley Jr. of Wabash, Ind., passed him on the outside in Turn 4 working lap nine. Headley Jr. slowed on the frontstretch on lap 13 with mechanical difficulties, however, and Gage Allen of Warren, Ind. ended up taking the runner-up honors. Jacob Beard of Columbia City, Ind. finished third; Alyssa Clark, also of Columbia City, placed fourth, and Joey Eastes of Fairmont, Ind. finished fifth.

Andy Bishop of Gas City powered by polesitter J.J. Nordman of Columbia City, Ind. on the outside in Turn 2 working lap three and then dominated the rest of the 12-lap street stock feature with the Thompson Trucking No. 14 for his sixth victory of the year. Nordman finished second followed by Mike Fincher of Rochester, Ind. The winner’s son, Dalton Bishop, also of Gas City, competed in his first stock car race ever and placed fourth. Larry Persinger of Jonesboro, Ind. was fifth.

Five drivers flipped during the evening. All escaped injury except Michael Roehling of Guilford, Ind., who flipped in Turn 1 with five laps down in the sprint car B main. Tayte Williamson of Bellefontaine, Ohio had nowhere to go and flipped into him. Both climbed from their cars, but Roehling was transferred to a local hospital after complaining of neck pain. Further information isn’t known about his condition at press time.

Cody Gardner of Monroe, Ohio flipped very hard on the frontstretch and finally came to a stop high in Turn 1 with 14 laps down in the sprint car feature.

Rick Robinson of Columbus, Ind. flipped between Turns 1 and 2 with three laps down in the first TQ midget heat.

Point leader Joey Paxson of Connersville, Ind. flipped violently just off Turn 2 with two laps down in the second TQ midget heat.

The intermission entertainment was unique. Since it was the “Beach Night Bash,” several brave fans cracked frozen T-shirts open on the frontstretch and then put them on.

The track is holding its “Night of Destruction” featuring monster trucks tonight, Saturday, Aug. 10.

This coming Friday night, Aug. 16, Gas City will present another five-division show. This one, called “Hot August Night,” will feature non-wing sprint cars, USAC SpeeD2 midgets, UMP modifieds, street stocks and hornets.

The track won’t be in action on Aug. 23, but it will once again be bright on Friday, Aug. 30 for the “King of the Wings” program. That show features the FAST on Dirt winged 410 sprints, UMP modifieds, winged 600cc micro-sprints, street stocks and hornets.

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

The results:

BOSS Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Garrett Abrams, 2. Tyler Hewitt, 3. Kory Crabtree, 4. Brayden Clark, 5. Mike Miller, 6. Anthony D’Alessio, 7. Cody Gardner, 8. Evan Mosley, 9. Tayte Williamson, 10. Parker Fredrickson.

BOSS Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Scotty Weir, 3. Dallas Hewitt, 4. J.J. Hughes, 5. Steve Little, 6. Adam Byrett, 7. Michael Roehlig, 8. Buddy Lowther, 9. Ryan Barr.

BOSS Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Cole Ketcham, 2. Matt Westfall, 3. Korbyn Hayslett, 4. Dustin Webber, 5. Dustin Ingle, 6. Jacob Gordon, 7. David Hair, 8. Bob Distel, 9. Matt Lucius.

BOSS Non-Wing B Main (12 laps): 1. Anthony D’Alessio, 2. Jacob Gordon, 3. Adam Byrkett, 4. Cody Gardner, 5. Evan Mosley, 6. Bob Distel, 7. Parker Fredrickson, 8. Matt Lucius, 9. David Hair, 10. Ryan Barr, 11. Buddy Lowther, 12. Michael Roehling, 13. Tayte Williamson.

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BOSS Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Tyler Hewitt, 2. Thomas Meseraull, 3. Matt Westfall, 4. Cole Ketcham, 5. Garrett Abrams, 6. Dustin Webber, 7. Korbyn Hayslett, 8. Jacob Gordon, 9. Kory Crabtree, 10. Dallas Hewitt, 11. Mike Miller, 12. J.J. Hughes, 13. Scotty Weir, 14. Dustin Ingle, 15. Anthony D’Alessio, 16. Steve Little, 17. Brayden Clark, 18. Adam Byrkett, 19. Evan Mosley, 20. Cody Gardner.

UMRA TQ Midget Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Cory Clay, 2. Matt Lux, 3. Matt Hederick, 4. Tate Martz, 5. Johnny Kringas, 6. Layne Beard, 7. Ron Combs, 8. Rick Robinson.

UMRA TQ Midget Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Austin Nigh, 2. Robbie Roland, 3. Brandon Gray, 4. Josh Derrickson, 5. Johnny Goff, 6. Joey Paxson, 7. Ashlea Albertson.

UMRA TQ Midget Feature (20 laps): 1. Matt Hederick, 2. Tate Martz, 3. Matt Lux, 4. Johnny Kringas, 5. Brandon Gray, 6. Ron Combs, 7. Rick Robinson, 8. Cody Abrams, 9. Josh Derrickson, 10. Austin Nigh, 11. Johnny Goff, 12. Ashlea Albertson, 13. Cory Clay, 14. Robbie Roland, 15. Joey Paxson.

UMP Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Zeke McKenzie, 2. Jim Mallery, 3. Andy Bishop, 4. Terry Grilliot, 5. Bill Griffith, 6. Scott Orr, 7. Adam Lantz

UMP Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Brian Post, 2. Dillon Nusbaum, 3. Jim Post, 4. Nick Felkey, 5. Jesse Strange, 6. Braxton Strait, 7. Jessica Sroufe.

UMP Modified Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Aaron Orr, 2. Clayton Bryant, 3. Jason Jones, 4. John Halsey, 5. Luke Timmerman, 6. Reed Hurst.

 

 

Trombley Takes CRSA Gold @ Albany-Saratoga

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

Malta, NY (8/9/19) – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series returned to the Capital District Friday night for the ninth round of the season. The track would be the Albany-Saratoga Speedway and when the final checkered flag waved, a familiar face to the large crowd would meet series announcer Toby LaGrange in victory lane – Jeff Trombley.

The win was the third of the season for the former track Modified regular. It also strengthened his points lead with five events remaining. The event was also the fourth event of the Kennedy’s of Troy Northway 90 Challenge Mini-Series.

Darryl Ruggles and Johnny Kolosek led the field to the green with Ruggles taking the early lead. Ruggles night would end on lap one when he broke exiting turn two, coming to a stop on the high side of the backstretch. With Ruggles headed pit side Dalton Herrick would take over the top spot. Herrick would hold the lead until giving way to Trombley later in the event.

In the end Trombley would hold off a hard charging Brandyn Griffin for the win. Griffin would settle for second with Mike Kiser third, Alysha Bay fourth and a very hard charging Justin Mills fifth. Heat races for the 20 car field were won by Ruggles, Josh Flint and Kiser.

The Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Award went to Trombley while the Powder Tech Powder Coating Hard Charger Award and the Maguire Family of Dealerships Magnificent Move of the Race Award went to Mills (15th to 5th). The Prestige Pool and Spa Final Finisher Award went to Mark Connoly while Ruggles won the Midstate Basement Authorities First Car Out Award.

The 2019 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series is back in action on Saturday August 17th at the Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, New York.

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

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, Midstate Basement Authorities, Maguire Family of Dealerships, A-Verdi Storage Containers, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Kennedy’s Towing, Algonkin Motel, Powder Tech Powder Coatings, Magsarus Ignition’s, Pro Fab Engineering, Just Signs & Designs, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc., Country Service Center.

Round #9 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway (Kennedy’s of Troy Northway 90 Mini-Series) - A-Main Finish (25 Laps) – Jeff Trombley, Brandyn Griffin, Mike Kiser, Alysha Bay, Justin Mills, Jerry Sehn, Dalton Herrick, Dana Wagner, Emily VanInwegen, Johnny Kolosek, Josh Flint, John Scarborough, Sydney Prince, Mike VanPelt, Mark Taylor, Link Pettit, Mark Connoly, Jesse Pruchnik, Darryl Ruggles, Matt Priscott

 

 

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA
August 7, 2019

410 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (7), 15.165; 2. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (22), 15.331; 3. 7S, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (15), 15.418; 4. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (2), 15.476; 5. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (17), 15.48; 6. 13X, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (18), 15.515; 7. 83J, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (11), 15.523; 8. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (49), 15.548; 9. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (27), 15.548; 10. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (40), 15.567; 11. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (14), 15.611; 12. 7X, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (5), 15.626; 13. 11, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (33), 15.638; 14. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (1), 15.674; 15. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (26), 15.714; 16. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (46), 15.76; 17. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (37), 15.765; 18. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (21), 15.78; 19. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (32), 15.794; 20. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (47), 15.8; 21. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (6), 15.807; 22. 9, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Au (44), 15.838; 23. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (8), 15.865; 24. 70X, Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN (10), 15.871; 25. 88, Tanner Thorson, Minden, NV (38), 15.88; 26. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (4), 15.91; 27. 39, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN (24), 15.925; 28. 11C, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (41), 15.945; 29. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (3), 15.948; 30. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (23), 15.967; 31. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (12), 15.971; 32. 3H, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (19), 16.017; 33. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (43), 16.025; 34. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (35), 16.025; 35. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 16.026; 36. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (50), 16.027; 37. 5H, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (52), 16.028; 38. 64, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (25), 16.034; 39. 7SW, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (45), 16.061; 40. 99X, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (28), 16.068; 41. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (48), 16.071; 42. 51, Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, PA (51), 16.122; 43. 19T, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (42), 16.184; 44. 45, Rusty Hickman, Bendigo, VIC, Aust. (13), 16.203; 45. 74, Brodie Tulloch, Upper Caboolture, QL (9), 16.21; 46. 73AF, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (31), 16.223; 47. J4, John Garvin, Sarver, PA (16), 16.228; 48. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (39), 16.268; 49. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (29), 16.324; 50. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (34), 16.334; 51. 2MM, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (36), 16.34; 52. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (30), 16.695; 53. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (53), No Time;
Heat 1, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Jamie Ball (3); 2. Austin McCarl (1); 3. Brent Marks (6); 4. Paul McMahan (7); 5. Kerry Madsen (5); 6. Ian Madsen (8); 7. Chase Johnson (4); 8. Chase Wanner (9); 9. Don Droud Jr. (2); 10. Joey Moughan (10);
Heat 2, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Jac Haudenschild (2); 2. Aaron Reutzel (8); 3. James McFadden (4); 4. Spencer Bayston (1); 5. Logan Schuchart (5); 6. Sammy Swindell (3); 7. Justin Henderson (6); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 9. Freddie Rahmer (9); 10. John Garvin (10);
Heat 3, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Wayne Johnson (2); 2. Scotty Thiel (1); 3. Mark Dobmeier (4); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (5); 5. Tim Kaeding (8); 6. Gio Scelzi (7); 7. Kevin Thomas Jr. (9); 8. Roger Crockett (3); 9. Davey Heskin (10); 10. Hunter Schuerenberg (6);
Heat 4, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Tasker Phillips (2); 2. Jeff Swindell (1); 3. Justin Peck (4); 4. Paige Polyak (6); 5. Dominic Scelzi (5); 6. Danny Dietrich (8); 7. Kyle Larson (7); 8. Ryan Roberts (3); 9. Joe Simbro (10); 10. Rusty Hickman (9);
Heat 5, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Tanner Thorson (4); 2. Carson McCarl (2); 3. Skylar Gee (1); 4. Trey Starks (6); 5. Brady Bacon (8); 6. Donny Schatz (7); 7. Travis Rilat (5); 8. AJ Moeller (3); 9. Jake Bubak (10); 10. Brodie Tulloch (9);
C main, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Freddie Rahmer (3); 2. Jake Bubak (10); 3. Rusty Hickman (4); 4. Matt Moro (11); 5. Brodie Tulloch (5); 6. Joe Simbro (9); 7. John Garvin (7); 8. Glen Saville (13); 9. Joey Moughan (6); 10. Zach Hampton (12); 11. Hunter Schuerenberg (1); 12. Don Droud Jr. (2); 13. Davey Heskin (8);
Heat Non-qualifiers, 0 Laps, No Time: 1. Matt Moro (1); 2. Zach Hampton (2); 3. Glen Saville (3);
B main, 12 Laps, No Time: 1. Tim Kaeding (2); 2. Gio Scelzi (6); 3. Ian Madsen (1); 4. Donny Schatz (8); 5. Danny Dietrich (3); 6. Kyle Larson (7); 7. Kerry Madsen (10); 8. Brady Bacon (4); 9. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 10. Dominic Scelzi (12); 11. Justin Henderson (9); 12. Logan Schuchart (11); 13. Sammy Swindell (15); 14. Kevin Thomas Jr. (20); 15. Chase Johnson (14); 16. AJ Moeller (18); 17. Rusty Hickman (23); 18. Jake Bubak (22); 19. Ryan Roberts (17); 20. Travis Rilat (13); 21. Chase Wanner (19); 22. Freddie Rahmer (21); 23. Matt Moro (24); 24. Roger Crockett (16);
A main, 25 Laps, No Time: 1. Trey Starks (4); 2. James McFadden (2); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (3); 4. Mark Dobmeier (1); 5. Aaron Reutzel (8); 6. Brent Marks (6); 7. Tanner Thorson (10); 8. Jac Haudenschild (12); 9. Paul McMahan (7); 10. Tim Kaeding (21); 11. Donny Schatz (24); 12. Gio Scelzi (22); 13. Tasker Phillips (14); 14. Wayne Johnson (13); 15. Austin McCarl (16); 16. Ian Madsen (23); 17. Carson McCarl (15); 18. Spencer Bayston (17); 19. Skylar Gee (20); 20. Justin Peck (9); 21. Jamie Ball (11); 22. Paige Polyak (5); 23. Jeff Swindell (19); 24. Scotty Thiel (18);

 

 

 

BACON GOES TAILBACK, WINS ULTIMATE CHALLENGE FROM 26TH

OSKALOOSA, IOWA (August 6, 2019) - Accepting the RAMS Racing To-The-Tail Challenge, Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. thrilled a capacity crowd at Southern Iowa Speedway on Tuesday night. Driving from 26th-to-1st in only 13 laps, Bacon was unstoppable aboard the Fatheadz Eyewear No. 99, banking upwards of $6,000 for his triumph in the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League.

Welcoming 28 entries for the one-off appearance at the Oskaloosa, Iowa half-mile, Tuesday's show began as Riley Kreisel, Brady Bacon and Kevin Thomas Jr. topped heat race wins. Inviting the top six in passing points to the LRB, Inc. Dash, Bacon outdueled Thomas to win the four-lapper.

Stopping Bacon and Thomas on the front stretch in front of the fans, the crowd went wild as the RAMS Racing To-The-Tail Challenge was presented. After a little deliberation, Bacon agreed to terms, relinquished the pole and moved to start 26th with extra money on the line. After the standing-room only grandstands went bonkers, Ultimate Challenge promoter Terry McCarl stepped in to offer the challenge to Kevin Thomas Jr. as well, who promptly accepted it also and sent them into another frenzy.

While Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill. and Isaac Chapple of Wilkinson, Ind. led the 25-lapper to the green flag, all eyes were glued to Bacon and KTJ in the 13th row. Chapple paced the opening circuit over Daum as Bacon and KTJ both made massive moves as they tested the high side and advanced +10 spots in the first four corners.

The only stoppage of the race came after the first lap as Chapple led Daum, Davis, Parkinson and Landon Simon, while KTJ had worked to 14th with Bacon in 16th. Daum began to apply pressure for the lead as both KTJ and Bacon moved into the top ten. Finessing the cushion, Bacon stormed around the outside of KTJ on lap six and ensued to slide Parkinson to take over the fifth spot, making it a 26th-to-5th charge in just six laps.

Continuing to march forward, Bacon found himself trailing Chapple and Daum as they continued to battle for the lead. By the 13th circuit, Bacon maneuvered by both of them and moved his No. 99 into the race lead after starting 26th. Running away with a dominating performance in the second half, Bacon checked out while the battle for third heated up between Chapple, Simon, Davis, Kreisel and Thomas.

In the end, there was no stopping "The Macho Man" Brady Bacon on this night. After taking the lead from 26th in 13 laps, the Broken Arrow, Okla. native pulled away in the latter stages to complete the RAMS Racing To-The-Tail Challenge. His fifth-career POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League victory, Tuesday's triumph was Bacon's first in the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge as he claimed the championship belt.

Following Bacon to the line was Zach Daum in second and Isaac Chapple in third with podium results. Rounding out the top ten was Landon Simon in fourth, Riley Kreisel in fifth, Kevin Thomas Jr. in sixth-from-25th, Mitchell Davis in seventh, Kory Schudy in eighth, Don Droud Jr. in ninth and Korey Weyant in tenth.

Up next for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League is a Missouri doubleheader in two weeks. The "Non-Wing Nationals" roll into Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. for back-to-back nights on Friday and Saturday, August 16-17.

For more information on POWRi Racing, you can visit www.powri.comonline, follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter and Instagram, or like POWRi on Facebook.

Hinchman Racewear Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (1); 2. 19P-Donovan Peterson, Brookings, SD (2); 3. 00-Steve Irwin, Fenton, MI (4); 4. 24-Landon Simon, Tipp City, OH (7); 5. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (8); 6. 0-Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, IA (6); 7. 6-Frank Rodgers, Lucas, IA (10); 8. 93-Josh Most, Red Oak, IA (3); 9. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (9); 10. 12-Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (5).

Bell Racing HQ Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 99X-Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (7); 2. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (4); 3. 28-Kory Schudy, Springfield, MO (1); 4. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (9); 5. 34-Sterling Cling, Tempe, AZ (6); 6. 41-Brad Wyatt, Kearney, MO (3); 7. 20-Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (5); 8. 2-Jason Billups, Holt, MO (8); 9. 12X-Doug Sylvester, Ottumwa, IA (2).

Schure Built Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps): 1.19X-Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (6); 2. 52-Isaac Chapple, Wilkinson, IN (5); 3. 7S-Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (4); 4. 56-Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (9); 5. 1M-Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (8); 6. 77K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (2); 7. 4-Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack, MO (1); 8. 52F-Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL (3); 9. 22S-Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (7).

LRB, Inc. Dash (4 Laps): 1. 99X-Brady Bacon (1); 2. 19X-Kevin Thomas Jr. (2); 3. 5D-Zach Daum (4); 4. 52-Isaac Chapple (3); 5. 56-Mitchell Davis (5); 6. 65-Chris Parkinson (6).

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League Main Event (25 Laps): 1. 99X-Brady Bacon (1); 2. 5D-Zach Daum (1); 3. 52-Isaac Chapple (2); 4. 24-Landon Simon (4); 5. 90-Riley Kreisel (5); 6. 19X-Kevin Thomas Jr. (25); 7. 56-Mitchell Davis (3); 8. 28-Kory Schudy (12); 9. 1M-Don Droud Jr. (11); 10. 99-Korey Weyant (10); 11. 12-Wesley Smith (22); 12. 11W-Wyatt Burks (19); 13. 65-Chris Parkinson (4); 14. 0-Steve Irwin (8); 15. 20-Steve Thomas (17); 16. 19-Donovan Peterson (7); 17. 7S-Chris Morgan (9); 18. 34-Sterling Cling (13); 19. 77K-Katlynn Leer (16); 20. 0-Brandon Stevenson (14); 21. 22S-Slater Helt (21); 22. 52F-Logan Faucon (20); 23. 41-Brad Wyatt (15); 24. 4-Braydon Cromwell (18); 25. 2-Jason Billups (24); 26. 6-Frank Rodgers (23); 27. 93-Josh Most (DNS); 28. 12X-Doug Sylvester (DNS). Lap Leader(s); Chapple 1-12, Bacon 13-25. Hard Charger(s): Smith +11.

 

 

Geoff Ensign, car owner Ted Finkenbinder and crew celebrate their third straight $3,500 Wingless Sprint Car victory at Southern Oregon Speedway.

Ensign Wins Cascade Sprint Car Challenge At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II
White City, Oregon...August 3...Geoff Ensign won the Third Annual Cascade Wingless Sprint Car Challenge race, presented by Herz Precision Parts, Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. This was also the third-straight win in this big event for Ensign, aboard the Ted Finkenbinder owned entry. It paid $3,500 thanks to the continued sponsorship of Mark Herz of Herz Precision Parts. Ensign and local star Jake Wheeler had a spirited dual at the front of the pack before Wheeler settled for a $1,500 second. WSS point leader Rob Lindsey finished a $1,000 third.

The format called for qualifying on the 3/10 mile clay oval. The Top 2 qualifiers would earn starting spots in the eight lap Scramble race, and fast time was worth $100. Ensign was the quickest qualifier with a lap of 13.025, beating the 13.054 of Steve Hix. Michael Millard won the first ten lap heat race with Wheeler outrunning Ryan Stolz for the second position. Rob Lindsey won the second heat race ahead of Shawn Arriaga. Seth Nunes picked up a win in the third heat, followed by Camden Robustelli. The Top 2 finishers in each of the heat races also made it into the Scramble, which would determine the first four rows of the Main Event. Wheeler got a good start on Ensign and would pick up an impressive victory. Ensign settled for second ahead of Arriaga.

The Main Event was intense from the start with Wheeler charging into the lead ahead of Ensign and Lindsey. A lap two yellow flag waved for Stolz in Turn 2. Wheeler continued to lead Ensign, Lindsey and Arriaga. Arriaga did a complete 360 in Turn 4 of the sixth lap, but he kept going without need for a yellow flag. Robustelli and Michael Millard had a good battle going for the fourth position, and Wheeler caught slower traffic by lap 12. Hix moved into the fifth position on lap 13, and a yellow flag waved for Arriaga on lap 14. The restart saw Ensign really pressuring Wheeler for the lead, and he made a strong move on the inside in Turn 3 to have the first position by the completion of the lap. Lindsey was still running third as Robustelli, three-time Hunt Series champion Terry Schank Jr and Hix were mixing it up in the battle for fourth. Arriaga was rapidly working his way back into contention. Wheeler made a slide job pass in Turn 2 to take the lead briefly on lap 21, but Ensign executed a similar maneuver in Turn 4 to maintain first. The leaders were again in slower traffic, and Ensign didn't hesitate to make his moves to keep Wheeler behind him. As Lindsay ran a solid third, Nunes moved past Robustelli for fourth on lap 24. Two laps later, Arriaga had the fifth position. Ensign drove an inspired race to earn the victory with Wheeler an impressive second. Lindsey was third, followed by Nunes, Arriaga, Robustelli, Schank, Hix, Cooper Desbiens and Millard.

Southern Oregon Speedway would like to think all of the great racers who came in from three different states to compete in this show. Stay tuned for updates on the next race and all of the action at the track at www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

 

 

Wagner A Double Winner At Antioch Speedway

By Don Martin II
Antioch, CA...August 3...Danny Wagner won his first 20 lap All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. Earlier the evening, Wagner also won the 20 lap A Modified Main Event. Wagner is driving the Dave Johnson owned Sprint Car this season.

The Main Event had a rough start with three yellow flags in the first lap, and two-time champion Art McCarthy set the pace when the race finally got going. Wagner made an inside pass on the backstretch on lap three to take second from Ryon Nelson. Wagner quickly closed in on McCarthy and begin looking for a way around. A high pass in Turn 3 of the 10th lap finally gained Wagner the lead. As Wagner begin to pull away, McCarthy saw a late challenge from reigning champion Matt DeMartini. DeMartini made an inside move in Turn 3 of the 18th lap, but there was slight contact as DeMartini gained the position. McCarthy fell a few positions back as Wagner won ahead of DeMartini, Roberto Kirby, Jacob Tuttle and McCarthy.

Racing resumes next Saturday night with the All Star Racing Series Wingless Spec Sprints, DIRTcar Late Models, A Modifieds, Limited Late Models and Hobby Stocks. Winged Sprint Cars return on August 17th. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.

Unofficial Race Results
All Star Series Antioch Speedway
Winged 360 Sprint Cars
Heat winners (8 laps)-Danny Wagner, Chris Nelson. Main Event (20 laps)-Danny Wagner, Matt DeMartini, Roberto Kirby, Jacob Tuttle, Art McCarthy, Ryon Nelson, Burt Foland Jr, Chris Nelson, Scott Chapeta, Brad Dillard.

 

 

Will Hull Wins Second Consecutive at Bear Ridge Speedway

The Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England appeared at the Bear Ridge Speedway for the second consecutive week with Will Hull once again picking up the win after an exciting mid race battle with Clay Dow.

Floyd Billington and Mike Kondrat brought the field to green with Kondrat leading the first lap before Billington annexed the top spot. Billington led only three circuits before the high flying Clay Dow blasted into the lead and started to distance himself from the field. Chris Donnelly claimed second on lap nine but wasn’t gaining on Dow when the only stoppage of the race occurred with twelve laps complete for a wild flip by Mark Cole, who caught the berm on the inside of turn one. Cole was uninjured in the incident. When the race went back green Will Hull, who started last on the field flew by Donnelly to take second and then a lap later engaged in a nail biting side by side battle for the lead with Clay Dow for five complete laps before Hull nosed ahead. The duo ran side by side for two more laps before Hull cleared Dow and started to steadily build his lead, leading the last eight laps of the race to take his second win in a row at Bear Ridge. Clay Dow finished a strong second with Chris Donnelly third. Kurt Conklin and Floyd Billington completed the top five.

The FK Rod Ends/ O’Reilly Auto Parts Heat race winner was Will Hull.

The next event on the Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England schedule will be Saturday, August 17th, once again at the Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, VT.

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

Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England Unofficial Finish-Bear Ridge Speedway, August 3rd, 2019 (25 Laps)

1st 61 Will Hull

2nd 58 Clay Dow

3rd 24 Chris Donnelly

4th 45 Kurt Conklin

5th 69 Floyd Billington

6th 5 Mike Kondrat

7th 41 Rick Stone

8th 6x Mark Cole

9th 73 Jacob Williams (DNS

 

 

Paulie Colagiovanni Extends his Lucas Oil ESS Point Lead with Land of Legends win over Chuck Hebing

Talented teenager Colagiovanni cracked Canandaigua's elusive winner's circle, collecting $5,000 in his last two trips west.

“Doug (Emery) has been getting this car pretty good,” stated Colagiovanni, 18, after his tour-high fifth victory of the season extended his points lead in search of a first career ESS season championship. “There's really a lot of great support all around, and that means everything to me.”

Fairgrounds favorite Chuck Hebing selected the pole from the group of 12 top heat race qualifiers to pace the 23-car starting grid. A nine-time LOLR sprint winner, including the Patriot Sprint Tour opener back in May, the “Cobra” was poised to reach double figures despite overcoming a leaking fuel cell discovered during preliminaries.

As expected, the Ontario ace took off at the drop of the first green flag yet front row partner Colagiovanni never let the leader of his sight. The Marcellus driver shadowed Hebing as the pair reached traffic a third of the way through the 25-lapper, looking for an opening wherever the experienced leader decided not to go. Exhibiting a sudden burst of speed down the back chute on lap 12, Colagiovanni split high-running Hebing and Sammy Reakes IV, putting his no. 10 Ground Control Landscaping-All Star Performance-Donath Motor Worx/Eagle ahead for good in the non-stop affair that ultimately took just eight minutes to complete.

“Chuck took off in the beginning, I tried the high side a couple times but didn't really like it so I stuck to the middle (groove) the rest of the way,” noted Colagiovanni, a division rookie in 2015 before scoring his first ESS win two years later at age 16. “Me and Doug talked about the high line probably going away and it worked out in my favor tonight. Just have to thank everybody that helps get me to the race track, I'm so appreciative of them.”

Hebing crossed the stripe a straightaway behind followed by Frenchman Steve Poirier, Matt Tanner and Billy VanInwegen

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main Land of Legends – Paulie Colagiovanni ($2,060), Chuck Hebing ($1,060), Steve Poirier ($835), Matt Tanner ($630), Billy VanInwegen ($555), Josh Pieniazek ($470), Jason Barney ($430), Shawn Donath ($520), Steve Glover ($410), Jonathan Preston ($600), Erik Karlsen ($460), Jeff Cook ($370), Darryl Ruggles ($400), Brett Wright ($325) Kelly Hebing ($300), Kyle Moffit ($300), Sam Reakes IV ($325), Josh Flint ($325), Davie Franek ($350), Pete Richardson ($300), Steve Doell ($300), Roger Levesque ($300), Tyler Cartier ($300)

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time - Cook, Reakes, Franek $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Cook, VanInwegen, Poirier $25

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Halfway – Colagiovanni $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Hebing $50

Fondations 55 Hard Charger – Donath (7 pos), $50

Ground Control Last Car Lead Lap – Preston $25

Ground Control 11th Place Finisher - Karlsen $25

Pitre Painting/Cobra Coaches Dash – Ruggles ($100), Karlsen ($75), Donath ($50), Flint ($25), Franek ($25), Wright ($25)

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Colagiovanni, Hebing, Poirier $10

Hoosier Tire – Preston $200

 

 

Sweigart wins on last-lap pass

“Nitro Nick” Sweigart passed defending PA Sprint Series Champion “Zach Daddy” Newlin on the final lap to claim the victory in Saturday night’s 20-lap PASS/IMCA feature at BAPS Motor Speedway.

It was the Myerstown driver’s second win of the season in his A.H. Moyer/Ditchcreek Utility Services/C&L Siding & Decks #8, and the second of his career at BAPS.

The race was co-sanctioned by PASS and the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, a neighboring RaceSaver/IMCA group that schedules events in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

MASS regulars Logan Diehl (Sellersville; Zaya’s Racing Engines/JCG Environmental Services/Jeepers 4WD #94D) and Eddie Wagner (Newfield, N.J.; AC Racing/BK Sheet Metal #70) started the race on the front row, but Diehl spun into the outside wall in turns 1 and 2 on the initial start, moving Newlin (Millerstown; Smith Concrete & Construction/Heather Sims Realtor/Newport VFW #11Z) to the front row for the second attempt.

A five-time winner at BAPS over the last two seasons, Newlin set sail and built a lead of nearly three seconds before another caution closed the field on lap seven when Tim Stallings (York; Stallings Family Racing/Checkered Flag Media/Galloway Graphics #59T) slowed on the track. Three laps later, Doug Dodson (Middletown; PowerMist Racing Fuels/Crockett Log Homes/Fastener Specialties #20) slowed with a flat tire, and the third-place points-holder in PASS (and IMCA national rookie standings) joined Stallings in the pits.

Meanwhile, Sweigart was moving through the field from his ninth starting position. On lap 12, he passed Wagner for the runner-up spot and set his sights on leader Newlin, charging around high against the outside wall. The momentum from that high run enabled him to catch the leader in turns 1 and 2 and slip past on the backstretch. Sweigart then swooped low in 3 and 4, denying Newlin his preferred line and preserving the win.

Wagner (third in MASS points) held on for a third-place finish, with John Walp (Wapwallopen; GMS Piling Products/La Napoli II Pizza/Dotzel Trucking #5), a previous BAPS winner, finishing fourth, and MASS regular Tim Tanner Jr. (Doylestown; #18T) fifth.

Sixth went to Devin Adams (Lebanon; Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/Adams Auto Sales/Garden Spot Auto Auction #99A), who put on the charge of the night, earning the Hard Charger Award with his run from 19th starting spot.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Billy Ney (Reading; Pagoda Realty/Zero Gravity Designs/McFarland Business Systems #83), Larry McVay (Bordentown; #83L), Keith Prutzman (Hamburg; Buck Rubs Gentlemen’s Club/McKeansburg Bar & Restaurant #28), and Dave Grube (York Haven; Spearhead Rentals/MAN Contracting/Chiropractic Athletic #3D).

Heat races for the 28-car field were won by Jay Krout (York; Apple Automotive/BAPS/Gingrich Apiaries/Jiffy Lube/Krout #50), Diehl and Tanner. Adams claimed the B-Main.

Next up for the PASS sprinters is a doubleheader weekend, with a rare Friday night show at Path Valley Speedway Park on August 9, also featuring the Northeast Ultimate Super Late Model Series and the Mid-Atlantic Modifieds for a “Night of Power,” beginning with warm-ups at 7:00 p.m. Then, on Saturday, PASS and the Northeast Ultimate Super Late Models both guest at Selinsgrove Speedway, along with the track’s regular Pro Stock and Roadrunner classes. That show starts at 7:30.

Results from BAPS Motor Speedway, August 3, 2019

HEAT 1 – 1. 50-Jay Krout; 2. 83L-Larry McVay; 3. 20-Doug Dodson; 4. 55-Dom Melair; 5. Q2-Johnny Yanek; 6. 56-Jake Frye; 7. 2-Erin Statler; 8. 69-Landon Price; 9. 97-Kenny Heffner.

HEAT 2 – 1. 94D-Logan Diehl; 2. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 3. 70-Eddie Wagner; 4. 8-Nick Sweigart; 5. 1-Tom Carberry; 6. 3D-Dave Grube; 7. 99A-Devin Adams; 8. 39X-Scott Frack; 9. 9S-Rick Stief; 10. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski.

HEAT 3 – 1. 18T-Tim Tanner Jr.; 2. 83-Billy Ney; 3. 28-Keith Prutzman; 4. 5-John Walp; 5. 59T-Tim Stallings; 6. 85-Ricky Dieva; 7. 17K-Kyle Keen; 8. 19-Kruz Kepner; 9. 38-Marie McVay.

B-MAIN – 1. 99A-Devin Adams; 2. 39X-Scott Frack; 3. 17K-Kyle Keen; 4. 69-Landon Price; 5. 9S-Rick Stief; 6. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 7. 19-Kruz Kepner; 8. 2-Erin Statler; 9. 97-Kenny Heffner; 10. 83-Marie McVay.

FEATURE – 1. 8-Nick Sweigart; 2. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 3. 70-Eddie Wagner; 4. 5-John Walp; 5. 18T-Tim Tanner; 6. 99A-Devin Adams; 7. 83-Billy Ney; 8. 83L-Larry McVay; 9. 28-Keith Prutzman; 10. 3D-Dave Grube; 11. 55-Dom Melair; 12. 85-Ricky Dieva; 13. 69-Landon Price; 14. 17K-Kyle Keen; 15. 50-Jay Krout; 16. 1-Tom Carberry; 17. 56-Jake Frye; 18. 39X-Scott Frack; 19. 94D-Logan Diehl; 20. 9S-Rick Stief; 21. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 22 Q2-Johnny Yanek; 23. 20-Doug Dodson; 24. 59T-Tim Stallings. DNQ – 97-Kenny Heffner; 38-Marie McVay; 2-Erin Statler; 19-Kruz Kepner.

 

 

Double-X Speedway

California, MO

August 4, 2019

By: Dean Reichel

The final night of the 2019 season of Sunday Night Thunder at Double-X Speedway saw a large field of Winged Sprint Cars on hand to try and take the $2000 winners share, brought to them by Central Missouri Security Services, LLC. Twenty two cars and drivers in the winged sprint division signed in for the evenings competition.

Heat race action began the evening with the Street Stocks taking to the track for two races. In heat race number one Brandon Dunham claimed the win with teammate Brandon Hays second, Justin McDowell third and Dale Berry fourth. Heat race two saw John Clancy picking up the win over Joe Miller in second, Marshall Berry edged John Brooks for the number three spot with Brooks in fourth.

The Hobby Stock division also had two heat races on the card. In heat one Mike Schrader dispatched early leader John Canada on lap two and raced to victory. Canada was second, Jeremiah Wallingford third, Bobby Chilton was fourth, Karen Johnson fifth and Kevin Prall sixth. The second heat saw Kyle Smith take the early lead and hold off the challenges of a quick Dakota Girard who would settle for a close second, Chuck Coffey was right behind in third, Matt Barnett in fourth and Josh Clark in fifth.

Three winged sprint car heat races were needed to set the lineup. In heat race number one Miles Paulus moved from his outside front row starting position and did not look back. Ayrton Gennetten would place second, Cody Baker placed third, Kyle Bellm fourth with Zach Daum fifth followed by Riley Kreisel in sixth, Jeff Wingate in seventh and Scott Comstock in eighth. The second heat saw some slightly aggressive starts make for the necessity of restarts and would see Ben Brown and Nathan Ryun retire to the pit area before a lap was completed. The third restart saw Randy Martin contact Taylor Walton due to a traffic jam coming out of turn four. Martin would retire to the pit area. Jonathan Cornell in his first visit to Double-X this season looked impressive in picking up the heat race victory. Taylor Walton would finish second after changing the right front after the earlier contact on start number one. Brad Ryun was third, Ben Brown fourth Broc Elliott fifth, Randy Martin sixth and Nathan Ryun seventh. The third heat saw Tyler Blank picking up the win over Evan Martin in second, Tyler Utz in third, Lanny Carpenter in fourth, Jarmin Dalitz in fifth, Frank Brown in sixth and Timmy Smith was credited with seventh after running a strong second but spinning in turn four heading for the checkered flag.

After intermission which saw a special racing sign contest hosted by Hobby Stock driver Kevin Prall and his wife Joni award an autographed racing helmet to a lucky and creative young race fan, it was time for the feature events. The street stocks took to the clay first and John Clancy wasted no time moving to the front. Brandon Dunham settled into second with Joe Miller third and Marshall Berry quickly moving into fourth. One lap at a time was the norm for the first four laps as a series of cautions for various drivers spinning out slowed the pace. On the lap five restart laps started clicking by with John Brooks being the car on the move from the rear of the field. The remaining ten laps ran off without a caution and Clancy picked up the win in a convincing fashion.

The Hobby Stock feature saw hard chargers Mike Schrader and Kyle Smith on the front row. After running side by side for the opening lap, Schrader would move to the front. The caution would wave on lap two as Kyle Smith would run out of room while racing hard with Dakota Girard and make contact with the outside wall on the back straightaway. Once back underway Mike Schrader continued at the point, until lap eight when Dakota Girard used the high side to make the pass and continue on to the checkered flag. Chuck Coffey finished second after a late race pass, Mike Schrader was third, Matt Barnett was fourth, John Canada finished fifth and Bobby Chilton completed those running at the finish in sixth. Karen Johnson was seventh, Jeremiah Wallingford eighth, Kyle Smith ninth, Kevin Prall tenth. Josh Clark was unable to make the green flag.

The final event of the night was the $2000 to win winged sprint car feature. Jonathan Cornell took the lead at the drop of the green with Miles Paulus and Tyler Blank close behind. Cornell would open a comfortable lead but Blank would make his way into second and begin to reel in the leader. On lap 18 Blank would use a slide job in turn four to take the lead and would not be challenged for the remainder of the event. Cornell would finish second, Paulus claimed third, Ayrton Gennetten was fourth and Evan Martin was fifth. The remainder of the field is as follows:

6. Taylor Walton

7. Kyle Bellm

8. Cody Baker

9. Brad Ryun

10. Zach Daum

11. Lanny Carpenter

12. Tyler Utz

13. Nathan Ryun

14. Jeff Wingate

15. Ben Brown

16. Timmy Smith

17. Broc Elliott

18. Scott Comstock

19. Jarman Dalitz

20.Frank Brown

21. Riley Kreisel (DNS)

22. Randy Martin (DNS)

Thanks to everyone for making the finale of the 30th season of Sunday Night Thunder a success. Drivers, crews, fans, sponsors and track officials, we couldn’t do it without you. We look forward to seeing you back in 2020 for another season of Sunday Night Thunder.

 

 

 

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA
August 4, 2019

410 RESULTS

Time Trial Group 1, 1. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (6), 15.693; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (11), 15.733; 3. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (8), 15.76; 4. 70, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (3), 15.774; 5. 41, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (16), 15.776; 6. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (9), 15.796; 7. 11, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (14), 15.879; 8. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (27), 15.925; 9. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (4), 15.976; 10. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (28), 15.98; 11. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (12), 15.996; 12. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (7), 16.007; 13. 39, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN (35), 16.013; 14. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (26), 16.017; 15. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (36), 16.043; 16. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1), 16.046; 17. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (21), 16.066; 18. 18S, Jason Solwold, Mount Vernon, WA (5), 16.084; 19. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (29), 16.084; 20. 91, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (15), 16.115; 21. 2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (37), 16.143; 22. 5, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (31), 16.145; 23. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (10), 16.21; 24. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (39), 16.213; 25. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (20), 16.218; 26. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (25), 16.222; 27. 13X, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (38), 16.265; 28. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (24), 16.288; 29. 2AU, Andrew Schuerle, Toowoomba, QLD, Aust (2), 16.296; 30. 70X, Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN (13), 16.358; 31. 45, Rusty Hickman, Tullamarine, VIC, Au (19), 16.407; 32. 18R, Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC (23), 16.421; 33. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (17), 16.448; 34. 92, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (18), 16.594; 35. 7S, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (30), 16.604; 36. 21P, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can (22), 16.657; 37. 12N, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (33), No Time; 38. 19T, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (32), No Time; 39. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (34), No Time;
Time Trial Group 2, 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (12), 15.874; 2. 49S, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (22), 16.092; 3. 18M, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (24), 16.143; 4. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (8), 16.172; 5. 71BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (4), 16.192; 6. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (23), 16.217; 7. 7X, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (13), 16.277; 8. 9, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Au (5), 16.296; 9. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (19), 16.297; 10. 83JR, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (35), 16.319; 11. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (25), 16.335; 12. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (9), 16.339; 13. 7, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (11), 16.345; 14. 17S, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (30), 16.381; 15. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15), 16.386; 16. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (2), 16.405; 17. 5H, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (16), 16.417; 18. 88, Tanner Thorson, Minden, NV (32), 16.419; 19. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (17), 16.422; 20. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (38), 16.436; 21. 7SS, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (33), 16.566; 22. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (6), 16.567; 23. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (20), 16.581; 24. 99X, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (21), 16.621; 25. 51, Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, PA (27), 16.63; 26. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (7), 16.643; 27. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (36), 16.66; 28. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (37), 16.758; 29. 9JR, Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (31), 16.773; 30. 10, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (26), 16.815; 31. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (28), 16.853; 32. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (34), 16.957; 33. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (14), 16.985; 34. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (18), 17.038; 35. 28, Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN (1), 17.295; 36. 14M, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (3), 17.362; 37. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (29), 17.411; 38. 71P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (10), No Time;
Heat 1, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Brooke Tatnell (1); 2. Hunter Schuerenberg (2); 3. Brock Zearfoss (3); 4. Aaron Reutzel (4); 5. Shane Stewart (8); 6. Sammy Swindell (5); 7. Logan Schuchart (7); 8. Matt Juhl (9); 9. Tasker Phillips (6); 10. Rusty Hickman (11); 11. Trey Starks (10); 12. Sye Lynch (12);
Heat 2, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Shane Golobic (1); 2. David Gravel (3); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 4. Kerry Madsen (4); 5. Brady Bacon (6); 6. Mason Daniel (8); 7. Paige Polyak (5); 8. Cale Thomas (7); 9. Jeff Swindell (12); 10. Lance Moss (11); 11. Andrew Schuerle (10);
Heat 3, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Mark Dobmeier (2); 2. Gio Scelzi (3); 3. Danny Dietrich (5); 4. Carson Macedo (7); 5. Tim Shaffer (4); 6. Josh Schneiderman (1); 7. Jason Solwold (6); 8. Paul McMahan (9); 9. Austin McCarl (8); 10. Justin Peck (10); 11. Robbie Price (12); 12. Ryan Roberts (11);
Heat 4, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Daryn Pittman (1); 3. Craig Dollansky (5); 4. Brent Marks (7); 5. Travis Rilat (3); 6. Thomas Kennedy (6); 7. Chase Johnson (10); 8. Greg Wilson (8); 9. Freddie Rahmer (9); 10. Josh Baughman (11); 11. Chase Wanner (12); 12. Justin Henderson (2); 13. Joe Simbro (13);
Heat 5, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. James McFadden (2); 2. Brad Sweet (4); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (5); 4. Spencer Bayston (6); 5. Cory Eliason (7); 6. Clint Garner (1); 7. Parker Price-Miller (13); 8. Tyler Courtney (3); 9. Brian Paulus (12); 10. AJ Moeller (9); 11. Derek Hagar (10);
Heat 6, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 2. Ian Madsen (4); 3. Dominic Scelzi (1); 4. Tim Kaeding (7); 5. Terry McCarl (3); 6. Sawyer Phillips (5); 7. Tanner Thorson (6); 8. Skylar Gee (8); 9. Willie Croft (9); 10. RJ Johnson (10); 11. Don Droud Jr. (11); 12. Marcus Dumesny (12);
C main, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Josh Baughman (2); 2. Rusty Hickman (1); 3. Parker Price-Miller (14); 4. Don Droud Jr. (4); 5. Lance Moss (3); 6. Ryan Roberts (5); 7. Brian Paulus (8); 8. Jeff Swindell (9); 9. Robbie Price (11); 10. Kevin Thomas Jr. (15); 11. Marcus Dumesny (10); 12. Sye Lynch (7); 13. Chase Wanner (6); 14. Joe Simbro (12);
Pole Shuffle 1, 2 Laps, No Time: 1. Hunter Schuerenberg (1); 2. James McFadden (2);
Pole Shuffle 2, 2 Laps, No Time: 1. Ian Madsen (2); 2. Hunter Schuerenberg (1);
Pole Shuffle 3, 2 Laps, No Time: 1. Gio Scelzi (1); 2. Ian Madsen (2);
Pole Shuffle 4, 2 Laps, No Time: 1. Brad Sweet (1); 2. Gio Scelzi (2);
Pole Shuffle 5, 2 Laps, No Time: 1. David Gravel (1); 2. Brad Sweet (2);
Pole Shuffle 6, 2 Laps, No Time: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. David Gravel (2);
Pole Shuffle 7, 2 Laps, No Time: 1. Brian Brown (2); 2. Brock Zearfoss (1);
B Feature 1, 12 Laps, No Time: 1. Aaron Reutzel (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (2); 3. Tim Shaffer (3); 4. Jason Solwold (9); 5. Logan Schuchart (10); 6. Carson Macedo (12); 7. Tasker Phillips (7); 8. Sammy Swindell (5); 9. Brady Bacon (8); 10. Josh Schneiderman (4); 11. Austin McCarl (15); 12. Paul McMahan (17); 13. Josh Baughman (21); 14. Trey Starks (18); 15. Parker Price-Miller (22); 16. Mason Daniel (14); 17. Cale Thomas (11); 18. Justin Peck (20); 19. Andrew Schuerle (19); 20. Shane Stewart (13); 21. Paige Polyak (6);
B Feature 2, 12 Laps, No Time: 1. Tim Kaeding (12); 2. Justin Henderson (4); 3. Spencer Bayston (8); 4. Tyler Courtney (2); 5. Terry McCarl (3); 6. Cory Eliason (11); 7. Brent Marks (10); 8. Travis Rilat (1); 9. Clint Garner (5); 10. Sawyer Phillips (6); 11. Thomas Kennedy (7); 12. AJ Moeller (16); 13. Chase Johnson (18); 14. Greg Wilson (13); 15. Tanner Thorson (9); 16. Skylar Gee (14); 17. RJ Johnson (20); 18. Willie Croft (17); 19. Rusty Hickman (21); 20. Freddie Rahmer (15); 21. Don Droud Jr. (22); 22. Derek Hagar (19);
A main, 25 Laps, No Time: 1. David Gravel (3); 2. Brian Brown (1); 3. Gio Scelzi (5); 4. Brad Sweet (4); 5. Daryn Pittman (12); 6. Tim Kaeding (20); 7. Ian Madsen (6); 8. James McFadden (8); 9. Sheldon Haudenschild (18); 10. Aaron Reutzel (19); 11. Mark Dobmeier (11); 12. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (10); 13. Dominic Scelzi (14); 14. Lynton Jeffrey (9); 15. Brooke Tatnell (13); 16. Justin Henderson (22); 17. Tim Shaffer (23); 18. Spencer Bayston (24); 19. Hunter Schuerenberg (7); 20. Kerry Madsen (21); 21. Danny Dietrich (17); 22. Craig Dollansky (16); 23. Brock Zearfoss (2); 24. Shane Golobic (15);

 

 

Mario Clouser claims first Indiana sprint car victory - Walters, Shidler and Josh Litton pick up feature wins

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE — The pits were full at Lincoln Park Speedway for the first race of the month of August. Ninety-seven cars were on hand chasing the checkered flag, but only four would go home successful in their chase. On this evening, Mario Clouser picked up his first sprint car win at LPS as James Walters (UMP Modifieds), Bryce Shidler (UMP Super Stocks) and Josh Litton (Bombers) picked up feature victories. Clouser had begun to wonder when he might find victory lane in the sprint car division within the state of Indiana. The Auburn, Ill. native had regularly competed at LPS this season, but hadn’t been able to find victory lane. However, after finishing second in his heat race, Clouser started on the outside of the second row for the 25-lap A-main. Clouser quickly staked his claim to the top spot as he chose the top side line and roared into the lead ahead of Travis Berryhill. Clouser masterfully worked the tricky, sizable cushion and had built up a strong lead by lap 10. Behind him, Berryhill held the second spot ahead of Berryhill with Chis Phillips holding off a wheel-to-wheel challenge from Shane Cockrum and Garrett Aitken. By lap 15, Clouser had checked out to a nearly straightaway lead leaving Berryhill, Aitken, Cockrum and Tim Creech to fight for the second spot. However, after the first 21 laps were run under green flag conditions, the caution flag came out to bunch up the field for the final four circuits. On the re-start, Clouser picked up where he left off and opened up a small gap as he hit his marks on the way to claiming his first win. Behind him, Aitken maneuvered into a runner-up finish ahead of Berryhill, Creech and Cockrum. Twenty-six UMP Modifieds unloaded at the Putnamville oval Saturday night and early in the 20-lap feature it was a tight battle between Jake Leitzman and Walters. Leitzman, started on the front row and lead the first seven laps before Walters made a pass for the lead before a caution flag. After the re-start, Walters pulled away from the field by the midway point with Leitzman battling for second with Jimmie Haager ahead of Rob Brickert and Jeff Deckard jousting for fourth. Walters would have to survive a last lap challenge from Haager after a series of caution flags over the final five laps. Haager dove to the bottom in turn one and nosed under Walters, but the eventual winner would carry the momentum out of turn two to keep the point. Haager would take down second ahead of Leitzman, Deckard and Brickert. In the UMP Super Stock feature, Shidler and Josh Boller have had some entertaining battles on the way to victory lane in 2019. On this evening, Shidler got past Boller with six laps remaining and was able to add another win to his season. Boller would lead early after starting third as he edged past Scott Ricketts. Boller held down that lead through the halfway mark as Shidler chased the Greencastle native with Tyler Neal running third ahead of Wes McClara and Jonny Newgent. Shidler would make his move for the lead on lap 14, taking over the top spot coming out of turn four. Boller and Neal would duke it out for second briefly ahead of McClara and Newgent. At the finish line, Boller finished second ahead of McClara, Newgent and Larry Raines. In the bomber division, Litton snagged the lead early after starting on the outside of Joseph Raber on the front row. Once Litton was out front, he opened up what seemed to be an insurmountable lead with five laps remaining. Behind Litton, Justin Litton was on a mission. He would eat into his brother’s lead lap-after-lap and made a serious challenge for the lead on the final two corners of the race. He pulled alongside Josh Litton coming out of the final corner, but fell just short in settling for second. Jordan Almanza dashed from a 10th-place start to take third ahead of Joseph Raber and Barry Hicks.

Sprint car feature 1. 6C-Mario Clouser, [4]; 2. 32-Garrett Aitken, [7]; 3. 77S-Travis Berryhill, [3]; 4. 2C-Tim Creech II, [11]; 5. 24P-Shane Cockrum, [8]; 6. 6P-Chris Phillips, [1]; 7. 14-Jadon Rogers, [5]; 8. 24L-Lee Underwood, [2]; 9. 6-Bill Rose, [10]; 10. 24-Nate McMillin, [9]; 11. 17C-Dave Darland, [14]; 12. 5M-Matthew McDonald, [15]; 13. 99-Alec Sipes, [19]; 14. 5-Jesse Vermillion, [20]; 15. 41-Jacob Gordon, [17]; 16. 53-Brayden Fox, [18]; 17. 16B-Harley Burns, [6]; 18. 316-Kent Christian, [12]; 19. 16K-Koby Barksdale, [16]; 20. 04-Landon Simon, [13]

 

Surniak Scores Second Straight TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour Triumph

Inside Line Promotions - LAURENS, S.C. (Aug. 4, 2019) - Defending TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour champion Steve Surniak is heating up.

Surniak became the first two-time winner with the series this season when he captured his second straight victory on Saturday evening at Laurens County Speedway.

Points leader Jake Karklin earned a runner-up result with Brandon McLain rounding out the podium. Bobby Komisarski was fourth and Frank Peters rounded out the top five.

The TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour resumes action this Saturday at Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C. Karklin was victorious at the track in May.

TRIBODYN LUBRICANTS CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR RESULTS AT LAURENS COUNTY SPEEDWAY (Aug. 3, 2019) -

A Main : 1. Steve Surniak; 2. Jake Karklin; 3. Brandon McLain; 4. Bobby Komisarski; 5. Frank Peters; 6. Shawn Mott. 7. Ben McCall; 8. Sean Vardell; 9. Chaz Woodward; 10. John Karklin; 11. Nate Emig; 12. Mike Sellers; 13. Terry Peters.

2019 FEATURE WINNERS -

Steve Surniak - 2 (311 Speedway in Pine Hall, N.C., on July 27 and Laurens County Speedway in Laurens, S.C., on Aug. 3); Jake Karklin - 1 (Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C., on May 18); John Karklin - 1 (Lake View Motor Speedway in Nichols, S.C., on July 6); Jake McLain - 1 (Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., on June 21); and Nick Tucker - 1 (Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C., on April 27)

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://www.carolinasprinttour.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolina305tour

MARKETING PARTNERS -

TriboDyn Lubricants, VP Racing Fuels, Superior Steering Wheels, Newlin Bar Service, Pitbull Lifts, Velocita Racewear and Next Level Custom Apparel

ABOUT CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR -

The TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour is a RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series that primarily competes in North Carolina and South Carolina. There are 16 points-paying races on the 2019 schedule as well as two non-points races on tap. Additionally, series drivers will see an increased payout at most tracks this year.

 

 

 

Bubak Banks Second Consecutive Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals Triumph!

Lonnie Wheatley, BELLEVILLE, Kan. (August 3, 2019) – Jake Bubak kept his Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals perfection alive by storming to a $7,000 payday in Saturday night’s United Rebel Sprint Series-sanctioned Second Annual Belleville 305 Nationals 30-lap finale atop the ½-mile Belleville High Banks clay oval.

It completed an improbably duplication of last year’s Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals two-night sweep with the Arvada, CO, shoe now four-for-four in event competition aboard the Coyote Candle Company No. 74x Sprint Car.

While Bubak didn’t wire the field this time around, he bettered himself in the lapped cars department by leaving just six other cars on the lead lap after lapping all but seven other cars in last year’s inaugural event.

This time, Eagle, Nebraska’s Tyler Drueke earned the pole position for the feature with Bubak alongside. But it was fourth-starter Jason Martin gunning into the lead on the initial circuit ahead of Bubak, Jed Werner and Drueke.

Martin held off Bubak for a half dozen rounds before Bubak powered by for the point. Martin tried to fight back, but Bubak began to slip away as the laps clicked off.

Bubak reached traffic in short order and spent the last two-thirds of the feature event slicing through the field. By the time the checkered flag flew, Bubak held more than a half-lap advantage over Drueke, who made a late move past Martin to snare runner-up honors.

Martin settled for the show position behind Bubak and Drueke with Luke Cranston picking off several positions in the closing circuits to snare fourth. J.D. Johnson rounded out the top five with Joe Wood, Jr. and Jed Werner the final cars on the lead lap. Ty Williams was eighth with Shane Sundquist and Buddy Tubbs completing the top ten.

The original start to the feature was waved off when Jeremy Huish got into the turn one guardrail and suffered race-ending damage.

One lap later, Trey Gropp took a wild ride in turn one that precipitated a red flag. Gropp walked away from the damage, picking up Hard Luck honors.

Cranston, Bubak, Drueke, J.D. Johnson and Werner topped heat race action with Drueke, Zach Blurton, Bubak and Williams winning the qualifying races. Before Gropp’s “A” Main tumble, T.J. Cain became the weekend’s first flip victim when he tumbled down the backstretch on the opening lap of the fifth and final heat race.

Nebraska’s Shayle Bade and Arkansas’ Tim Crawley, who suffered ignition box woes that sidelined him from heat race action, both earned “B” Main wins. Both “B” Mains featured spirited battles for the fourth and final transfer position with Kyler Johnson battling past Blake Scott in the first “B” Main and then Todd Plemons edging Dalton Stevens in the second “B” Main.

Second Annual Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals Night Two

August 3, 2019 Results:

Heat Races:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 11-Luke Cranston, 2. 54-Trey Gropp, 3. 2b-Brett Becker, 4. 03x-Joe Wood, Jr., 5. 2J-Zach Blurton, 6. 17-Todd Plemons, 7. Kevin Schramek, 8. 99x-Dalton Stevens.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 74b-Jake Bubak, 2. 7x-Shane Sundquist, 3. 5x-Jason Martin, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 03-Shayle Bade, 6. 6-Mark Walinder, 7. 75-Nick Nichols, 8. 1-Ryan Oerter.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 12-Tyler Drueke, 2. 29s-Blake Scott, 3. 911-Ty Williams, 4. 27-Andy Shouse, 5. 29n-Larry Neighbors, 6. 16-Scott Cochran, 7. 27b-Keith Rauch, 8. 82c-Christian Kinnison.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 98-J.D. Johnson, 2. 7-Toby Chapman, 3. 15-Jack Potter, 4. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 5. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 6. 24-Cody Hays, 7. 45-Lonnie Cos, 8. 23-Donovan Wise (DQ-Crossed scales below the minimum weight after finishing third).

Heat Five (8 Laps): 1. 50-Jed Werner, 2. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 3. 1s-Ryan Voss, 4. 9-John Webster, 5. 67-T.J. Cain, 6. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 7. 911x-Tim Crawley (DNS), 8. 74-Jon Freeman (DNS).

Qualifying Races (Top 16 in combined finishing/passing points from Heats and Qualifiers to “A” Main/Balance to two “B” Mains)

Qualifier One (8 Laps): 1. 12-Tyler Drueke, 2. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 3. 7x-Shane Sundquist, 4. 11-Luke Cranston, 5. 1s-Ryan Voss, 6. 24-Cody Hays, 7. 17-Todd Plemons, 8. 9-John Webster, 9. 23-Donovan Wise, 10. 67-T.J. Cain (DNS).

Qualifier Two (8 Laps): 1. 2J-Zach Blurton, 2. 50-Jed Werner, 3. 98-J.D. Johnson, 4. 03-Shayle Bade, 5. 29s-Blake Scott, 6. 54-Trey Gropp, 7. 99x-Dalton Stevens, 8. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 9. 6-Mark Walinder, 10. 75-Nick Nichols.

Qualifier Three (8 Laps): 1. 74b-Jake Bubak, 2. 0-Steven Richardson, 3. 03x-Joe Wood, Jr., 4. 911x-Tim Crawley, 5. 7-Toby Chapman, 6. 2b-Brett Becker, 7. 29n-Larry Neighbors, 8. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 9. 82c-Christian Kinnison, 10. 27b-Keith Rauch (DNS).

Qualifier Four (8 Laps): 1. 911-Ty Williams, 2. 5x-Jason Martin, 3. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 4. 27-Andy Shouse, 5. 15-Jack Potter, 6. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 7. 16-Scott Cochran, 8. 74-Jon Freeman, 9. 1-Ryan Oerter, 10. 45-Lonnie Cox (DNS).

“B” Mains (Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main)

“B” Feature One (12 Laps): 1. 03-Shayle Bade, 2. 27-Andy Shouse, 3. 16-Scott Cochran, 4. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 5. 29s-Blake Scott, 6. 9-John Webster, 7. 82c-Christian Kinnison, 8. 75-Nick Nichols, 9. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 10. 4s-Kevin Schramek (DNS), 11. 67-T.J. Cain (DNS), 12. 45-Lonnie Cox (DNS).

“B” Feature Two (12 Laps): 1. 911x-Tim Crawley, 2. 7-Toby Chapman, 3. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 4. 17-Todd Plemons, 5. 99x-Dalton Stevens, 6. 24-Cody Hays, 7. 29n-Larry Neighbors, 8. 6-Mark Walinder, 9. 74-Jon Freeman, 10. 1-Ryan Oerter, 11. 23-Donovan Wise, 12. 27b-Keith Rauch (DNS).

Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals Preliminary “A” Main

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 74b-Jake Bubak (2) [$7,000], 2. 12-Tyler Drueke (1) [$3,500], 3. 5x-Jason Martin (4) [$3,000], 4. 11-Luke Cranston (9) [$2,500], 5. 98-J.D. Johnson (7) [$2,000], 6. 03x-Joe Wood, Jr., (8) [$1,750], 7. 50-Jed Werner (3) [$1,650], 8. 911-Ty Williams (5) [$1,600], 9. 7x-Shane Sundquist (10) [$1,550], 10. 95-Buddy Tubbs (6) [$1,500], 11. 0-Steven Richardson (14) [$1,450], 12. 15-Jack Potter (11) [$1,400], 13. 27-Andy Shouse (19) [$1,350], 14. 911x-Tim Crawley (18) [$1,300], 15. 16-Scott Cochran (21) [$1,250], 16. 03-Shayle Bade (17) [$1,200], 17. 45x-Kyler Johnson (23) [$1,150], 18. 2J-Zach Blurton (12) ($1,100], 19. 2b-Brett Becker (16) [$1,050], 20. 1s-Ryan Voss (13) [$1,000], 21. 7-Toby Chapman (20) [$1,000], 22. 17-Todd Plemons (24) [$1,000], 23. 54-Trey Gropp (15) [$1,000], 24. 88J-Jeremy Huish (22) [$1,000].

Lap Leaders: Jason Martin 1-6, Jake Bubak 7-30.

 

 

Brandon Bellinger Brings Home Popular 'Retro Night' Victory at Oswego

OSWEGO, NY (August 4, 2019) - Wearing his father Eddie’s race suit which was last in victory lane thirty one years ago, Brandon Bellinger passed early leader Tim Snyder on lap 7 and drove the iconic No. 02 to a commanding victory in Oswego’s 45-lap ‘Retro Night’ special this past Saturday.

“We’re going to drink some 21 Tequila and have some fun tonight,” said Bellinger from victory lane. “I think the off week really helped us. The car was fast all night long. I was able to get out front early which gave us a huge advantage and we kept them all behind us.”

Aric Iosue and Snyder brought the field to green and it was Snyder sneaking around the pole sitter for the early race lead, looking for his first feature win in nearly ten years with the No. 0.

Snyder built himself a respectable lead in the opening laps, but that was soon negated as fourth starting Bellinger almost immediately began his charge to the front, going around both Logan Rayvals and Aric Iosue with less than two laps complete.

After taking over second, Bellinger began chasing down Snyder and by lap 6, was all over the rear deck of the Zero One lap later, Bellinger dove to the inside going into turn three and made his move for the lead with seven laps complete.

Fresh off his victory in Sandusky Speedway’s Hy-Miler, sixth starting Dave Shullick Jr. wasted little time going around Rayvals, Iosue, and Alison Sload to take over third before making the very same move that Bellinger did on Snyder, inheriting second on lap 8.

Further back in the field, three more cars were really on the move and they were the 05 of Jeff Abold, 7 of Otto Sitterly, and 68 of Michael Barnes, who were all coming from deep to work their way further inside the top ten.

Abold started eighth and by lap 14, had passed five different cars to move into fourth behind Snyder. On the next circuit, he took a look inside of the early leader and grabbed away a podium position.

Just outside of the top five, everyone had their eyes on Sitterly and Barnes as these two drivers, who started tenth and fourteenth, were weaving in and out of traffic towards the front. With less than fifteen laps in the books, this pair was already up to seventh and eighth.

On lap 17, Sitterly made an unbelievable move to go around Sload, Iosue, and Keith Shampine before switching lanes to go under Snyder and into fourth. It took Barnes only three laps to duplicate Sitterly’s move, going by all four cars in a lap and a half to take over fifth.

As Sitterly and Barnes flew towards the front, Bellinger had opened up quite the distance over Shullick and Abold. The No. 02 machine had already begun to approach lapped traffic just prior to the halfway point.

With fifteen laps complete, Shullick’s poor Oswego luck continued as the No. 95 dropped out of the event with apparent issues while running second, handing the runner up position over to the No. 05 of Abold.

Bellinger was now working through lapped traffic with relative ease. However, just as Abold had a glimmer of hope while the 02 got hung up behind a lapped car, the first yellow flag of the event came out for an Iosue spin on lap 35.

‘Cautions breed cautions’ as they say and that proved true as it took two attempts to get past the thirty fifth lap. On the ensuing restart, Barnes had something go wrong on the 68, slowing right in front of the 00 of Joe Gosek who made a phenomenal save to miss him.

With Barnes now heading for the pits, this meant Gosek had come from eleventh to clear six cars including Dave Danzer, Iosue, Snyder, Rayvals, Shullick, and Shampine to drive into fifth behind race leaders Bellinger, Abold, Sitterly, and Sload.

Unfortunately, the next attempt at lap 35 did not go well either as Rayvals ended his night with a very nasty shot into the turn three foam with his No. 94. The car lost steering, came around and hit the backstretch wall before catching the blocks. Fortunately, Logan was unharmed.

Following the cleanup, things finally got back underway with just ten laps remaining for leader Bellinger as both he and Abold were able to pull away from Sitterly, Sload, and Gosek, who ran third through fifth when the green flag was put back in the air.

On lap 37, Gosek shot out of a cannon to go around the outside of Sload coming out of turn four, taking over fourth and moving in behind Sitterly. Less than a lap later, Gosek dove to the inside of Sitterly in turn three. The two brushed wheels, but both were able to gather things up.

Although Bellinger had run away out front, the battle for third continued despite that near miss, with Gosek working Sitterly over right until the bitter end. He took one last shot at the No. 7 car coming to the checkered flag, but came up just a car length short of a podium finish.

The story, however, was the domination by Bellinger, who earned his first checkered flag since August of 2017 and in doing so became the ninth different winner in ten Novelis Supermodified events this season.

Behind Bellinger were Abold, Sitterly, Gosek, Sload, Shampine, Gruel, Snyder, and rookies Jack Patrick and Camden Proud in the top ten. Dan Connors Jr, Barnes, Iosue, Rayvals, Shullick, Hal LaTulip, Jerry Curran, Danzer, Guard Nearbin, and Lou LeVea Sr. completed the field.

Earning his career first top ten finish, Patrick received the Lighthouse Lanes ‘Up & Comer’ Award while Gruel charged from last to seventh to pick up the D&S Landscaping Hard Charger bonus.

Just two events remain in Oswego Speedway’s 2019 ‘Road to the Championship’ with U-Pull U-Save Family Night up next on Saturday, August 10. The Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS and 350 Supers will all be in action.

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

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. The speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at the Oswego Speedway making it the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds and 350 Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, and former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

BOX SCORE

JP Jewelers ‘Retro Night’

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Novelis Supermodifieds

Feature (45-laps): 1. 02 BRANDON BELLINGER, 2. 05 Jeff Abold, 3. 7 Otto Sitterly, 4. 00 Joe Gosek, 5. 39 ® Alison Sload, 6. 55 Keith Shampine, 7. 50 Dave Gruel, 8. 0 Tim Snyder, 9. 90 ® Jack Patrick, 10. 54 ® Camden Proud, 11. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 12. 68 Michael Barnes, 13. 11 Aric Iosue, 14. 94 Logan Rayvals, 15. 95 Dave Shullick Jr, 16. 56 Hal LaTulip, 17. 99 Jerry Curran, 18. 52 Dave Danzer, 19. 78 Guard Nearbin, 20. 66 Lou LeVea Sr.

Heat 1 (12-laps): 1. 52 Dave Danzer, 2. 05 Jeff Abold, 3. 0 Tim Snyder, 4. 39 ® Alison Sload, 5. 99 Jerry Curran, 6. 78 Guard Nearbin, 7. 50 Dave Gruel

Heat 2 (12-laps): 1. 95 Dave Shullick Jr, 2. 00 Joe Gosek, 3. 11 Aric Iosue, 4. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 5. 68 Michael Barnes, 6. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 7. 56 Hal LaTulip

Heat 3 (12-laps): 1. 55 Keith Shampine, 2. 94 Logan Rayvals, 3. 7 Otto Sitterly, 4. 54 ® Camden Proud, 5. 90 ® Jack Patrick, 6. 66 Lou LeVea Sr.

Group Time Trials: 1. 00 Joe Gosek - 15.857, 2. 05 Jeff Abold - 16.038, 3. 7 Otto Sitterly - 16.041, 4. 02 Brandon Bellinger - 16.049, 5. 39 ® Alison Sload - 16.050, 6. 55 Keith Shampine - 16.059, 7. 11 Aric Iosue - 16.086, 8. 50 Dave Gruel - 16.092, 9. 94 Logan Rayvals - 16.167, 10. 95 Dave Shullick Jr. - 16.189, 11. 52 Dave Danzer - 16.248, 12. 54 ® Camden Proud - 16.381, 13. 0 Tim Snyder - 16.407, 14. 01 Dan Connors Jr. - 16.543, 15. 90 ® Jack Patrick - 16.565, 16. 99 Jerry Curran - 16.728, 17. 56 Hal LaTulip - 17.583, 18. 66 Lou LeVea Sr. - 17.814, 19. 78 Guard Nearbin - 18.709, 20. 68 Michael Barnes - 19.928

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #50 Dave Gruel

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #90 ® Jack Patrick

 

 

DEAN JACOBS MOTORS TO WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY FAST WIN; DROWN ADDS TO WIN LIST; HENSEL JR. & WES STALEY HUSTLE TO THIRD VICTORIES

Orrville, Ohio

August 3, 2019

By Mike Swanger

For the first time ever, the FAST on Dirt Sprint Series rolled into Wayne County Speedway on Santmyer Energy night with Wooster’s Dean Jacobs leading all the way to pocket the $3,000 winners share plus a drum of methanol gas from Santmyer Energy as he posted his third win of the season and padded his Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprint points lead in the O’Reilly Auto Parts ‘Race to the Championship.’ Setting fast time and finishing second in his heat race, Jacobs would draw the #2 pill to start the 25 lap feature on the outside front row along side Clay Riney. Before the first lap was complete, Trevor Baker would spin to force a restart with Jacobs grabbing the point. The caution would slow the action on lap three when Max Stambaugh, Andrew Palker and Cale Conley would get tangled up in turn four with Stambaugh the only one not able to continue. As the race went back to green, Jacobs was able to put some distance on the field as Riney, Tyler Gunn, T J Michael and Cole Duncan changed positions on each lap. Gunn and Riney sliced and diced for second and on lap 8 they would rub tires with Riney’s car stopping with a flat tire, that would be changed. Michael and Duncan powered past Gunn on the restart as Lee Jacobs moved into fifth as Dean Jacobs would dash off with the lead. The last yellow flag would wave at the halfway mark for Ray Miller. Once again Dean Jacobs and his Harbach Electronics, B & B Drain Service and McClure Motorsports #9 would pull away from the field to go on for the win. Michael would solidify himself in second on the last restart and for the second week in a row, take home the runner up position. Meanwhile, Duncan and Lee Jacobs continued their run for third with Duncan claiming third at the finish followed by Lee Jacobs with Gunn filling out the top five. Jordan Harble was the driver on the move as he started 22nd and finished 7th for the Hard Charger. Heat winners were Gunn, Palker and Russ Sansosti.

J R Gentry jumped into the lead from his fourth starting spot before the field got to the back stretch and he would quickly open up a big lead as Doug Drown moved into second on lap three of the Malcuit Tavern Super Late Model feature. With a half a straightaway advantage, Gentry was clicking off the laps but as he crossed the line with five circuits to go, the power plant in his #14 went sour and he would come to a stop on the back stretch. Gentry would go to the pits and come back on the track, but the motor would not keep running and he would return to the pits, ending his chances of the win. Wooster’s Doug Drown would inherit the lead and drive the Ely Road Reel Company, Wooster Glass and ABR Farms #12 into the Summit Racing victory lane for the fifth time this season and picked a $200 gift certificate from Santmyer Energy while bumping up his points lead. Ryan Markham finished second from his 7th starting position to pick up the Kar Connection Hard Charger award. Brad Malcuit ended up third with Jerry Aber and Larry Bellman finishing with their season best of fourth and fifth. Markham and Drown notched the heat wins.

Brandon Craver and Gary Hensel Jr. would lead the McKenzie Concrete Super Stock feature to the green flag and stay side by side on the opening lap but a caution on lap two slowed the action as John Wilson got sideways in turn one, collecting a couple of other cars including points leader Doug Drown. Wilson’s night was over as Drown made a quick stop in the pits, putting him to the tail. On the double file restart, Hensel Jr. would out race Craver into turn one and take the lead with Seth Dickerson in third. Hensel Jr., of Apple Creek, could never build more than a three car length lead over Craver during this run, Drown was picking his way through the field and took third from Dickerson on lap 12. Driving the Lochevale Farms, D J Services and Lorentz Landscaping #28h, Hensel Jr. collected his third win of the season as Craver held off the fast closing Drown for second. Dickerson scored his season best fourth place while Nick Humphrey rounded out the top five. Drown and Hensel Jr. added to their heat win totals.

Wes Staley would lead all the way in the JOYRIDE Transport Mini Stock main but he never had any breathing room as points leader Doug Hensel would try everything he could to get around the Canton based, B J Performance, Thirsty Cowboy and Paul Davis Construction #73s but would come up short. For Staley, this would be his third points win and fourth overall. In a three way race for third, Brad Hensel would keep Wyatt Zimmerman at bay for third in the closing laps while Colton St. John wound up fifth. Anthony Collins, Doug Hensel and Zimmerman topped the heat races.

All racers were once again vying for the Contingency Connection ‘Racer’s Rewards’ prizes for the night and yearly awards.

Next Saturday night, August 10th will be Kid’s Night and a Fast Four racing program that will feature the McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks going for the Danny Gardner Memorial with a 27 lap feature, $2,700 to win feature with a $100 entry fee. The Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints, the Malcuit Tavern Super Late Models and the JOYRIDE Transport Mini Stocks will be in action also.

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, August 3, 2019

PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY & FAST ON DIRT SPRINTS

Fast Qualifier Dean Jacobs - 15.421 seconds

Napa Auto Parts Heat 1 Tyler Gunn, Dean Jacobs, Max Stambaugh, Trevor Baker, Danny Mumaw, Trey Jacobs, Chase Baker, Jordan Harble

Ohio Logistics Heat 2 Andrew Palker, Clay Riney, Cole Duncan, Cody Bova, Cale Conley, Henry Malcuit, Dylan Kingan, Ray Miller

Helms & Son Construction Heat 3 Russ Sansosti, T J Michael, Lee Jacobs, R J Jacobs, Jess Stiger, Troy Kingan, Travis Danford

Feature Dean Jacobs, T J Michael, Cole Duncan, Lee Jacobs, Tyler Gunn, Danny Mumaw, Jordan Harble, Trey Jacobs, R J Jacobs, Chase Baker, Cody Bova, Trevor Baker, Jess Stiger, Clay Riney, Troy Kingan, Henry Malcuit, Travis Danford, Ray Miller, Cale Conley, Russ Sansosti, Andrew Palker, Dylan Kingan, Max Stambaugh

MALCUIT TAVERN SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Jerry Aber, Craig Hartong, Jason Skelly, Sean Rush, Mitch Caskey dns

Heat 2 Doug Drown, J R Gentry, Brad Malcuit, Larry Bellman, Jason Henderson, Tom Denzinger dns

Feature Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, Brad Malcuit, Jerry Aber, Larry Bellman, Craig Hartong, Jason Henderson, J R Gentry, Sean Rush, Jason Skelly, Mitch Caskey dns, Tom Denzinger dns

 

 

CHAD KEMENAH BECOMES 5TH DIFFERENT "410" SPRINT WINNER IN 6 RACES AT SHARON WITH HIS 1ST VICTORY OF 2019; KRUMMERT'S 2ND WIN COMES IN RUSH MOD TOUR; #2 FOR BISH IN STOCKS; DEMATTIA GOES BACK-TO-BACK IN ECONO MODS
by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH August 3, 2019 A beautiful Saturday night allowed Sharon Speedway to even up the score with Mother Nature at 8 to 8 in the 90th anniversary season on Thompson Fab Night. Picking up victories and celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane as part of the Menards "Super Series" were Chad Kemenah-Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars, Garrett Krummert-RUSH Touring Series for the HTMA/Precise Racing Products Sportsman Modifieds, Curt J. Bish-Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, and Dustin Demattia- Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. Also, Cameron Nastasi won the "Wheelman" Non-Winners race presented by Ohio Intra Express and C&R Tire for the RUSH Mods, while Terry Wheeler, Jr. captured the Stock Car mechanics race. There were 105 cars in the pits for the four-division show.

Chad Kemenah has traveled up and down the country's highways chasing Sprint Car glory. He's beat the World of Outlaws six times in his career and is a six-time champion of the All Star Circuit of Champions with 30 career victories. But in Sprint Car racing there's no guarantees. After the conclusion of the 2018 season, Kemenah found himself without a ride after four successful seasons with Hunter Racing. For 2019, Kemenah put together last minute part-time separate deals with Shannon Wheatley along John Garvin, Jr., who he befriended in recent years competing with the All Stars.

On Saturday night, Kemenah returned to prominence with an impressive victory after getting by Dan McCarron for good on lap nine then had to fend off Carl Bowser without brakes over the final 10 laps to score his first victory of 2019. With his $3,000 win and first ever for Garvin as a Sprint Car owner, Kemenah became the season's fifth different "410" winner in six races. It marks the second straight season Kemenah has won a non-sanctioned $3,000 feature at Sharon, and was the seventh of his career spanning over three decades at the Hartford, Ohio oval.

"This has been one of the hardest seasons I've probably ever had in all of the years I've raced," acknowledged the 47-year-old Alvada, Ohio driver. "The whole Garvin family has stuck behind me and we finally won one! I thought 'oh shit' when I lost my brakes because it's like heading up to a stop sign and realizing there's no way that's going to happen. I started cheating the corners real bad with about 10 to go. (Carl) Bowser is a good racer and I knew he'd be coming around the top so I tried to make it as wide as I could and not make many mistakes. I'm not complaining after the year we've had. My crew chief (Creed) is 12- that's my little boy!"

Front row starters Jack Sodeman, Jr. and McCarron put on quite a battle early on for the lead, while 10th starting Dale Blaney was halfway to the front after two laps. After a side-by-side duel, McCarron nosed ahead to lead lap three running the highline. Kemenah followed in McCarron's tracks driving around Sodeman for second on lap four. By lap six it was a four-car race for the lead between McCarron, Kemenah, Sodeman, and Bowser.

Lapped traffic came into play on lap seven as Kemenah put a big slider on McCarron to take the lead, but McCarron didn't go away as he regained the lead on lap eight. There was a different leader for the third consecutive lap when Kemenah went back to the point on the ninth circuit with a slider in turn four. Bowser and Sodeman then moved past McCarron for second and third respectively on lap 10. Bowser was a straightaway behind Kemenah and closed the deficit in half by lap 14, but a slowing Darren Pifer brought out the caution with 14 laps scored.

The top four of Kemenah, Bowser, Sodeman, and McCarron pulled away from the field by lap 17, but Blaney joined the battle on lap 19; however, in the ensuing laps McCarron and Blaney lost pace with the top three as they had a battle of their own for the fourth spot. Bowser closed back in on Kemenah, who had to change his lines around the 3/8-mile without brakes, but wasn't able to make the pass as Kemenah took the checkered flag first by just 0.360 of a second in the Garvin Scrap Metals/Alternative Power Sources/Clarksburgh Hose/Kistler Race Products-sponsored #K4.

Bowser's second place was his best Sharon finish of the season. Sodeman matched his best effort of the year at Sharon in third. Blaney passed McCarron for fourth on lap 26 with the Michigan driver fading to fifth for his best career Sharon finish. Brandon Spithaler and Dan Kuriger were sixth and seventh. Kemenah's car owner, Garvin, raced from 13th to eighth. Brandon Matus went 17th to ninth. George Hobaugh was 10th. Blaney set fast time overall in qualifying against the 29-car field with a lap of 14.742. Heat winners were Blaney, Kemenah, and Sodeman, while Brent Matus won the last chance B main for the second straight week.

Making his first appearance since winning on June 8, Garrett Krummert captured the HTMA/Precise Racing Products feature for the RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series. Krummert emerged victorious after getting by Chas Wolbert on lap seven and held off Wolbert and Jim Rasey over the final laps of the 25-lap feature presented by C&R Tire. Krummert's first Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring Series victory of the season was worth $600.

"I thought it was a heck of a race the first seven or eight laps with Chas and when Tony was up there- hopefully the fans enjoyed it," expressed the 31-year-old Ellwood City, Pa. racer. "The big-block (Modified) is actually a heck of a lot easier to drive than these things. There's a lot of good cars in this division so if you're off a bit, you can't make up with the motor. They're fun to drive and a lot of fun. I have to thank my wife and Jerry Schaffer, who couldn't be here for letting me do this. I also have to thank my mom and dad, my crew chief Ryan and his wife Amy, my other crew guy Jordan along with the fans and everyone for putting this deal on."

Tony Tatgenhorst drove around Amelia Clay on the opening lap for the lead, while fourth starting Wolbert moved to second as Krummert and Rasey also got around Clay for third and fourth respectively. Last week's winner, Kole Holden, started eighth and cracked the top five on lap two when he dropped Clay back another spot. Wolbert and Tatgenhorst went at it for the lead racing side-by-side on laps four and five with Wolbert sneaking under to lead the fifth circuit.

Krummert moved to the top and drove around Tatgenhorst for second on lap six then made the winning pass one lap later on Wolbert driving around the leader off turn two, while sixth starting Rasey overtook Tatgenhorst for third. Three cautions slowed action with 12 laps scored with the final one seeing Tatgenhorst and Rasey making contact with Rasey then getting into Tatgenhorst sending Tatgenhorst spinning. Rasey was put to the tail.

This would move ninth starting Deems into third with Holden and Pat Adams in fourth and fifth. Back under green at the halfway point, it was a three-car race for the lead between Krummert, Wolbert and Deems. Wolbert pulled alongside Krummert on lap 15, but Krummert maintained his lead. Rasey meanwhile worked his way back into the top five by passing Connor King on lap 16.

Krummert pulled away on lap 17 and appeared to be on cruise control to the finish, but a spin by rookie Brandon Albert would bunch up the field for a four-lap dash to the finish. When racing resumed, Rasey made quite the move to pass both Deems and Holden for third as it was nearly three-wide for the lead in turn one, but Krummert would maintain the top spot. Krummert then quickly pulled away to take his fourth career win in the division and fifth overall at Sharon in the Jerry Schaffer Racing, Turn 4 Toilets-sponsored #10s by a comfortable 2.034 seconds.

Wolbert was second over Rasey. Holden's fourth place finish allowed him to take over the Sharon points lead. King was fifth. Completing the top 10 were Deems, Jacob Wolfe, Adams, Kyle Martell from 22nd, and Greg Porter. Heat winners over the 28-car field were Wolbert, Deems, and Krummert, while King won the last chance B main.

Cameron Nastasi became the fifth different winner in the six "Wheelman" Non-Winners races that have been contested in the inaugural year presented by Ohio Intra Express and C&R Tire. The 21-year-old Hubbard, Ohio driver led all eight non-stop laps in his #615 and went unchallenged to the $75 victory by 1.873 seconds. Rookie Clayton Deems passed Greg Porter on lap six to finish second for his best finish. Sixth starting Jacob Wolfe also got by Porter to finish third. Porter dropped to fourth ahead of Amelia Clay, who continues to lead the points.

Back on June 29, Curt J. Bish ended a four-year winless drought at Sharon Speedway in the Stock Cars. It certainly didn't take Bish long to find himself back in victory lane as on Saturday night he went from third to first on a restart on lap three and survived four restarts over the final five laps to capture the 20-lap Gibson Insurance Agency-sponsored feature. With more than a full field of cars again, Bish earned $700.

"There were a lot of cautions late and I think they actually helped me as the right front tire started to go away a bit and I started to pick a little push up," explained the 35-year-old Oil City, Pa. driver. "It was a nice track tonight- it was good and racey. You could go to the middle and bottom. I didn't really have to venture to the top or we would have tried it. I have to that Dave Willoughby, the safety crew, and everyone here for doing what they do every week to get this place in the condition it is."

Shaun Hooks was the early leader off the pole position with Andy Thompson, Chris McGuire, and sixth starting Bish in tow. McGuire and Bish then passed Thompson for second and third respectively on lap two. After a caution for Michael Hudzik with two laps scored, Bish made his winning move shooting under both McGuire and Hooks in turn one. Bobby Whitling, who was making his first start since winning back on May 18, started ninth and entered contention taking third from Hooks on lap four.

Up front, Bish pulled away from the field, while a tremendous race for second took place with McGuire trying to fend off Whitling, Hooks, Noah Brunell, and Chris Schneider. It was three-wide for third on lap 11 with Hooks and Brunell getting by Whitling. And after dropping back to fourth, Hooks was hitting his marks just right on the outside as he drove around McGuire for second on lap 13. Schneider then would pass both Brunell and McGuire for third on lap 14.

The four cautions then ruined tremendous racing behind Bish. When racing resumed for good on lap 17, Hooks and Schneider made contact with Brunnel and Whitling getting back by. Bish though was the class of the field on this night in the Robert Tarr-owned, Bish Heating & Cooling/Double E Fencing/RK Virgile/Pioneer Electric-sponsored #29 as he took his third career win by 1.584 seconds.

Seventh starting Brunell had a career best Sharon finish of second as Whitling won the battle for third over Hooks and McGuire. Schneider lost a lot of ground after the contact with Hooks as he finished sixth over Brian Carothers, Paul Davis, Terry Wheeler, and Randy Wyant. Heat race wins over the 28-car field went to Hooks, Thompson, and McGuire.

They always say the first one is the toughest. Dustin DeMattia captured his first career win on July 13 in an Elite Series event for the Econo Mods at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway. Last Saturday night saw DeMattia pick up his first career Sharon win once again taking the Elite Series victory. On Saturday night, DeMattia continued his winning ways taking the lead on lap nine from Jacob Eucker and going unchallenged in the caution-plagued 20-lap feature. His back-to-back victories have also ascended him into the Summit Racing Equipment points lead for the first time in his young career.

"After the year we were having I never thought we'd go back-to-back," stated the 21-year-old Montville, Ohio driver. "We'll see if we can do it next week from 12th. My car was so good on the restarts just like last week and seems to have so much more bite than everyone else. My brother really has me rolling on this slick and shiny stuff. I can't thank him enough."

Eucker jumped out to the early lead over Alan Dellinger and Josh Mueller, while sixth starting DeMattia moved into fourth on the opening lap. Mueller went under Dellinger for second on lap two, while DeMattia followed in third one lap later. DeMattia went to the top and drove around Mueller for second on lap eight before a caution for Brandon Fiedler's spin.

DeMattia's winning pass came when racing resumed on lap nine as he drove around Eucker in turns one and two. DeMattia stretched his lead to a straightaway at the halfway point as he continued to distance himself from the field until four cautions between laps 13-15 brought action to a halt. The final five laps would go caution-free as DeMattia's Larson Trucking/Ed's Garage/Anton's Hot Rod Shop/Warren Diesel Performance/Mayfield Brainard Collision/Mahan Welding-sponsored #77D drove away to win by a commanding 4.360 seconds.

Eucker was second. Mitchell Lam had career best run in third after starting 17th! Lam dropped Mueller back to the fourth spot on lap 16 where he'd finish. Jason Fosnaught, who has competed in RUSH Late Models, Stock Cars, Outlaw Mods, and now Econo Mods this year, had a good run going 10th to fifth. Eucker and DeMattia won the heat races over the 20-car field.

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars (30 laps, $3,000 to-win): 1. CHAD KEMENAH (Garvin K4) 2. Carl Bowser (11) 3. Jack Sodeman, Jr. (23Jr) 4. Dale Blaney (Stafford 4N) 5. Dan McCarron (22M) 6. Brandon Spithaler (22) 7. Dan Kuriger (08) 8. John Garvin, Jr. (J4) 9. Brandon Matus (13) 10. George Hobaugh (40) 11. Frankie Nervo (21N) 12. Michael Bauer (46) 13. Jared McFarland (250) 14. Jamie Myers (1) 15. Jeremy Kornbau (27K) 16. Brent Matus (33) 17. Eric L. Williams (4w) 18. Darin Gallagher (12) 19. Ricky Peterson (15) 20. Joe McEwen (44) 21. Jordan Ryan (Chappel 8) 22. Darren Pifer (23) 23. Andy Priest (McCandless 7N) 24. Brett Brunkenhoefer (Kish 47). DNQ: Lance Christie (Kish 45), Mike Marano II (34m), Gale Ruth (1R), Logan McCandless (29M), Landon Lalonde (2L).

RUSH Touring Series for the HTMA/Precise Racing Products Sportsman Modifieds (25 laps, $600 to-win): 1. GARRETT KRUMMERT (Schaffer 10s) 2. Chas Wolbert (c3) 3. Jim Rasey (32) 4. Kole Holden (2) 5. Connor King (19) 6. Josh Deems (9D) 7. Jacob Wolfe (7) 8. Pat Adams (39) 9. Kyle Martell (8) 10. Greg Porter (25) 11. Cameron Nastasi (615) 12. D.J. Schrader (14S) 13. Brandon Albert (30) 14. Clayton Deems (55R) 15. Jacob Jordan (28J) 16. Tony Tatgenhorst (63T) 17. Gary Haupt (16) 18. David Kalb, Jr. (11J) 19. Preston Cope (24P) 20. Chelsie Kriegisch (10) 21. Calvin Clay (12c) 22. Amelia Clay (16c) 23. Joe Gibson (19) 24. Nathen McDowell (Sarcinella 11G). DNQ: Jessica Kriegisch (63), Teddy Williams II (818), Eric Gabany (Schaffer 4S), Rob Kristyak (00).

Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars (20 laps, $700 to-win): 1. CURT J. BISH (Tarr 29) 2. Noah Brunell (31) 3. Bobby Whitling (7w) 4. Shaun Hooks (65) 5. Chris McGuire (63) 6. Chris Schneider (Keihl 64) 7. Brian Carothers (02c) 8. Paul Davis (3) 9. Terry Wheeler (2W) 10. Randy Wyant (11T) 11. Bryan Wagner (56) 12. Mike Miller (Thompson 81) 13. Andy Thompson (5) 14. Jamie Scharba (11S) 15. Jim Fosnaught (20J) 16. Jamie Maxwell (6) 17. Mike Kerr (25K) 18. Jordan Perkins (13J) 19. Brad Shaffer (26) 20. Brian Lacey (51) 21. Steve Burns, Jr. (70B) 22. Curt Bish, Jr. (00) 23. Tyler Wyant (24) 24. Troy DeZarn (21) 25. Steve D'Apolito (84) 26. Mike Hudzik (31H) 27. Jamie Duncan (67J) 28. Larry Kugel (Duncan 67J)-DSQ (unsportsmanlike conduct).

Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods (20 laps): 1. DUSTIN DEMATTIA (77D) 2. Jacob Eucker (64) 3. Mitchell Lam (12) 4. Josh Mueller (01) 5. Jason Fosnaught (J19) 6. Ray Gregory (82R) 7. Gary Robinson (44R) 8. Andy Buckley (Leamer 965) 9. Jarrett Young (21) 10. Rob Shook (64) 11. Buzz Seitz (1) 12. Dan McEwen (44) 13. Mason Canter (9T) 14. Rick Wilson, Jr. (35) 15. Keith Felicetty (98) 16. Daniel Moffitt (2) 17. J.J. Bametzrieder (74) 18. Brandon Fiedler (18) 19. Mike Hillman (29) 20. Alan Dellinger (Williams 7).

Ohio Intra Express/C&R Tire RUSH Sportsman Modified "Wheelman" Non-Winners Race (8 laps, $75 to-win): 1. Cameron Nastasi 2. Clayton Deems 3. Jacob Wolfe 4. Greg Porter 5. Amelia Clay 6. Brandon Albert 7. Teddy Williams II 8. Nathen McDowell 9. Jacob Jordan-DNS 10. Tony Tatgenhorst-DNS 11. D.J. Schrader-DNS 12. Preston Cope-DNS 13. Joe Gibson-DNS 14. David Kalb, Jr.-DNS 15. Calvin Clay-DNS.

Coming up next Saturday (August 10) will be the "Bill Kirila Memorial" featuring the "410" Sprint Cars for their third of four straight appearances for $3,000 to-win on Kams Electric Service Night. The Menards "Super Series" event will also include the Stock Cars, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Econo Mods. Race time is 7 p.m.

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

 

 

RICO ROLLS TO IRONMAN WEEKEND SWEEP AT I-55

PEVELY, MO. (August 3, 2019) - Breaking out the broom and going back-to-back, Rico Abreu of St. Helena, Calif. completed an "Ironman Weekend" sweep on Saturday night at the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. Becoming the fourth leader in a race filled with variety, Abreu assumed the lead with seven laps left and survived a hectic finish to win his 12th-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League feature.

Although not as deep as his 14th-starting position on Friday night, Abreu took the green flag in Saturday's 30-lapper from the inside of row four in seventh. Meanwhile, for the second night in a row it was PAC Racing Springs #HighPointMan, Zach Daum, on the pole position with Daniel Adler of St. Louis, Mo. to his outside.

However, it was neither Daum nor Adler controlling the opening circuit, as third-starter Ace McCarthy rolled around the inside wall and moved underneath them both to take the lead. Pacing the opening three laps, McCarthy's grip on the top spot soon faded as an all-out war began with McCarthy, Daum, Cannon McIntosh and Noah Gass all battling for the lead.

Throttling around the outside, McIntosh of Bixby, Okla. used the cushion to his advantage and put his Dave Mac Motorsports, Drive WFX, Spike/Toyota No. 08 out front. Developing three distinct grooves, the battle up front only heated up as McIntosh committed to the top, Gass rolled right through the middle and McCarthy methodically maneuvered around the bottom.

Much to McIntosh's surprise, he received company in the surprise of fellow Oklahoma native, Noah Gass, who approached him and then assumed the race lead with a pass on the 12th lap. After working through lap traffic, the duo waged war again in a wheel-to-wheel affair before the first stoppage of the race came with a lap 20 caution for Daniel Adler.

Restarting with 10 to go, Gass and McIntosh quickly found a new challenger in the mix as Friday winner, Rico Abreu, had worked his way into the third spot and presented his No. 97 into the match. After momentarily swapping sliders with McIntosh, Abreu made his way towards Gass and put the hammer down, driving around the outside to become the fourth leader on lap 23.

With the excitement far from over, Tyler Thomas of Collinsville, Okla. made his presence felt by completing a daring three-wide and passing McIntosh and Gass in one clean shot. While Thomas caught Abreu in the closing laps, the capacity crowd at I-55 rose to their feet as the No. 91T and the No. 97 ran side-by-side for five consecutive laps dueling for the win.

The duo went toe-to-toe lap-after-lap and corner-after-corner while Thomas stuck the bottom on both ends and Abreu railed the cushion all the way around. Only moments after the white flag waved, the caution came out for third-running McIntosh who slowed with right rear trouble. Another caution for top-five running Zach Daum set the stage for the final caution, which came when Thomas, who was fighting for the win, spun in turn three after contact with the inside wall while coming to the white flag.

From there, Rico Abreu of St. Helena, Calif. survived to seal the deal on his "Ironman Weekend" sweep with the POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. Backing up his 14th-to-1st run on Friday with a 7th-to-1st bid on Saturday, the win was Abreu's 12th-career triumph with POWRi in his Keith Kunz Motorsports, Safelite Auto Glass, Bullet/Toyota No. 97.

Chasing Rico to the stripe and earning a career-best finish in second-place was Mounds, Okla. native Noah Gass in the No. 20 machine. Rounding out the podium for the second night in a row was C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Ind. aboard the Reynolds Racing, Lucas Oil, Ripper/SR-11 No. 21KS.

Finishing out the top ten was a hard-charging Andrew Felker in fourth-from-19th, Holley Hollan with a strong run from 16th-to-fifth, Joe B. Miller in sixth, Jesse Colwell in seventh, Jake Neuman in eighth, Jesse Love in ninth and Daniel Adler in tenth.

Up next for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League is a tripleheader weekend in two weeks. Thursday, August 15 takes them to Fairbury American Legion Speedway before a Friday, August 16 trip to Lincoln Speedway and then ultimately a Saturday, August 17 appearance at Macon Speedway.

For more information on POWRi Racing, you can visit www.powri.comonline, follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter and Instagram, or like POWRi on Facebook.

Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 91T-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK (1); 2. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (4); 3. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (6); 4. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (5); 5. 21KS-C.J. Leary, Greenfield, IN (7); 6. 44S-Andrew Felker, Carl Junction, MO (2); 7. 37-Karter Sarff, Mason City, IL (8); 8. 97A-Austin O'Dell, Rochester, IL (3).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (2); 2. 3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (1); 3. 20G-Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (5); 4. 97-Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (7); 5. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (6); 6. 5-Danny Frye, St. Peters, MO (3); 7. 2H-Luke Howard, Overland Park, KS (4).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps):
1.50-Daniel Adler, St. Louis, MO (2); 2. 8M-Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (1); 3. 11B-Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO (3); 4. 72-Sam Johnson, St. Peters, MO (6); 5. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (5); 6. 67-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (7); 7. 3B-Shelby Bosie, Sherman, IL (5).

POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 97-Rico Abreu (7); 2. 20G-Noah Gass (6); 3. 21KS-C.J. Leary (13); 4. 44S-Andrew Felker (19); 5. 67-Holley Hollan (16); 6. 11B-Joe B. Miller (11); 7. 71-Jesse Colwell (12); 8. 3N-Jake Neuman (8); 9. 97K-Jesse Love (15); 10. 50-Daniel Adler (2); 11. 08-Cannon McIntosh (4); 12. 91T-Tyler Thomas (5); 13. 97A-Austin O'Dell (22); 14. 8M-Chance Morton (9); 15. 3B-Shelby Bosie (20); 16. 5-Danny Frye (18); 17. 5D-Zach Daum (1); 18. 72-Sam Johnson (10); 19. 28-Ace McCarthy (3); 20. 9-Daison Pursley (14); 21. 2H-Luke Howard (21); 22. 37-Karter Sarff (17).
Lap Leader(s); McCarthy 1-3; McIntosh 4-11; Gass 12-22; Abreu 24-30.
Hard Charger(s): Felker +15.

 

 

Johnson Tops at Skagit Speedway

8/3/19

Alger, WA - A wild Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint main event saw Sean Johnson win his second feature of the season on a hot night at Skagit Speedway. Fastenal and Janicki Industries sponsored racing action on the evening.

Johnson was the third and final leader of the A Feature for the Sportsman Sprints. Michael Bollinger took the lead on lap six after driving past Steve Parker and was crusing before slower traffic became a massive factor in the late stages of the race. Johnson swept past Bollinger on the 22nd lap, but was in danger of losing the lead as the white flag flew, as Michael had a massive run building on the outside of the speedway heading into turn one. Nearly side by side at the exit of turn two, Bollinger and Johnson made contact as the zoomed down the back straight, sending Michael on a wicked flip that ended his night. The ensuing restart found Kelsey Carpenter threatening Johnson before a John Tharp spin reset the field for a gree-white-checkered finish, part two. Carpenter gave Johnson another strong run, but Sean held for his second win of the year, followed by Kelsey and Parker. Bollinger and Trevor Cook were the heat winners, with Travis Jacobson setting fast time.

Extra money was on the line through the field with the Northwest Modified Challenge. Like many times before, it was Kevin Smith earning the win in the main event, leading laps 7-25 in front of his brother Rick Smith and Craig Moore. Rick and Kevin were also the heat race winners.

The AMCA Dwarf series made its first appearance at Skagit Speedway. Jake Tupper was the class of the field in the main event, quickly advancing from his eighth place starting spot to take the lead from Brian Lee on lap 3 on his way to victory lane. Jimmy Brinster and Lee rounded out the podium with Lee and Tupper winning the heats.

Lapped traffic made things chaotic at the finish, but it was newlywed Kyle Hanson leading all 17 laps to score a win for his new bride Leah in the Outlaw Tuner class. In his first Skagit Speedway appearance, Tanner Emery was second with Vance Hibbard running third. Heat race wins went to Hibbard and Brian Michelson.

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints

Cooks General Contracting Fast Time - Travis Jacobson 12.484

Heat 1 - Michael Bollinger, Kelsey Carpenter, Cory Swatzina, Eric Turner, Bill Rude, Ashleigh Johnson, Paul Hopkins, Travis Jacobson, Jake Helsel

Heat 2 - Trevor Cook, Jayme Barnes, Sean Johnson, John Tharp, Steve Parker, Cody Ridge, Malachi Gemmer, Seth Askvig

Main - Sean Johnson, Carpenter, Parker, Cook, Swatzina, Turner, A Johnson, Rude, Gemmer, Jacobson, Bollinger, Askvig, Hopkins, Ridge, Barnes, Tharp (DQ - Unsportsmanlike Conduct)

Lap Leaders - Parker 1-5 Bollinger 6-21 S Johnson 22-26

Northwest Modified Challenge

Heat 1 - Rick Smith, Jeff Blanton, Craig Moore, Mike Steltz, Tyson Blood, Pat Merritt, Larry Buchanon

Heat 2 - Kevin Smith, Roger Drake, Adam Holtrop, Jeff Jansma, Mel Decker, Louis Nutter Sr, Dan Butenschoen

Main - Kevin Smith, R Smith, Moore, Steltz, Blood, Jansma, Buchanon, Decker, Butenschoen, Nutter, Holtrop, Blanton, Merritt, Drake

Lap Leaders - Holtrop 1-2 Blanton 3-6 K Smith 7-25

AMCA Dwarf Cars

Heat 1 - Brian Lee, Troy Kunas, Danny Karslake, Rich Brewer, Cole Logan

Heat 2 - Jake Tupper, Jimmy Brinster, Rick Taylor, Dan Scott, Steve Taylor

Main - Jake Tupper, Brinster, Lee, Kunas, R Taylor, Karslake, Logan, Brewer, Scott, S Taylor

Lap Leaders - Karslake 1 Lee 2 Tupper 3-20

Outlaw Tuners

Heat 1 - Brian MIcheson, Kyle Hanson, Howard Vos, Clint Meins, Ken Schukar, Colin Sims, Rob Dozark, Mike Thomas

Heat 2 - Vance Hibbard, Brandon Sager, Tanner Emery, Kyle Schukar, Randy Moffat, Leah Hanson

Main - Kyle Hanson, Emery, HIbbard, Michelson, Vos, Ky Schukar, Dozark, Sager, Ke Schukar, Meins, Moffat, Jon Edwards, L Hanson, Thomas, Sims

Lap Leaders - K Hanson 1-17

 

 

 

Tony Gualda Wins Night Two Of Summer Thunder Sprint Series At Cottage Grove
By Ben Deatherage
Cottage Grove, Oregon- The Summer Thunder Sprint Series returned to Cottage Grove Speedway for the second straight night of action on Saturday, August 3rd. It marked the thirteenth race of the 2019 campaign for the Washington State-based tour. Seventeen cars from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Oklahoma were on hand as well as one team from British Columbia, Canada.

In the main event, Tony Gualda took full advantage of his inside front row starting position. The Hollister, California ace, racing for Langley, British Columbia car owners Doug and Kathy Rutz, jumped out in front of the field on the opening circuit. Gualda had to battle early keeping potential competitors behind him. On every challenge, he managed to keep all adversaries in check.

Once the pressure was off, several stoppages took place that kept the field all bunched up. In a nine-lap span from circuits twelve and twenty-one, three stoppages occurred. Each restart Tony kept his mount ahead of the rest of the competition.

Leading every single lap Tony Gualda became the ninth winner of 2019 with STSS and overall is the thirty-first different victor since the series’ inception in 2013. Gualda also kept the theme of a non-repeat winner at CGS during Summer Thunder visits with six different drivers in six shows emerging triumphant.

Seth Bergman, of Owasso, Oklahoma, put forth a runner-up performance followed by third finishing Marysville, Washington pilot Colton Heath. Heath drives for car owners Kelly Welch and Alan Larson. Salem’s Kyle Miller was fourth while capping off the top five finishing order would be Tanner Holmes, from Jacksonville.

Seth Bergman was once again the fastest driver in time trials to earn another quick time award. Winners of the three heat races were Cam Smith of Mill Creek, Washington, Tony Gualda, and Kyle Miller.

The Summer Thunder Sprint Series next head to Grays Harbor Raceway, in Elma, Washington, on Sunday, September 1st. The tour will then head to the Central Washington State Fair Raceway, in Yakima, Washington, towards the end of the month on the 20th and 21st to cap off the current campaign. For more information, log on to summerthundersprintseries.myracepass.com/ or check out their page on Facebook.

Race Results:
Summer Thunder Sprint Series Race #13
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
Cottage Grove Speedway
Cottage Grove, Oregon

A-Feature: 1. Tony Gualda; 2. Seth Bergman; 3. Colton Heath; 4. Kyle Miller; 5. Tanner Holmes; 6. Devon Borden; 7. Tyler Thompson; 8. Matt Hein; 9. Lance Sargent; 10. Bailey Sucich; 11. Brian Boswell; 12. Eric Fisher; 13. Hunter Stanley; 14. John Stuart; 15. Chris Bullock; 16. Cam Smith; DNS Duke Johnson

 

 

Henry gets 3rd 410 win of year at Fremont; Weaver earns 2nd straight 305 victory; Valenti doubles up in trucks

Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019
 

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - Cap Henry used to have a love-hate relationship with Fremont Speedway. But in 2019, the Republic, Ohio driver has taken a shine to "The Track That Action Built." Henry drove to his third 410 sprint win of the season at the track Saturday, Aug. 3 on Pub 400 Family Fun Night.

"The crew did a great job on the track tonight. You could run all over it. Historically I hated this place but now I'm having some fun here. The car felt pretty maneuverable. I wasn't quite sure what my crew chief was telling me with the hand signals so I was moving around a little bit and kind of got into a rhythm there around the bottom. The last five I kind of worried because I wasn't sure of that was the right thing to do," said Henry. "I want to thank Brett, Jim, Zach...they have been working really hard the past two days," said Henry beside his Beer Barrel Bourbon, Lead Head Waterfowl, Kistler Engines, J&J Auto Racing, Pro Auto Wraps, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends backed #4.

Fremont, Ohio's Paul Weaver used patience with lapped cars and drove to his second straight Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature in a race that went green to checkers, taking a little over seven minutes to complete the 25 laps. It's his third win of the year at Fremont and the 50th overall of his career at the track placing him eighth on the all-time win list.

"I could tell the track slowed down and I noticed a lot of guys were running in between the tires and throwing up the marbles and every other lap you didn't know if the car was going to take out from under you. I thought they are doing so I'll slow the guys down behind me and do it too," said Weaver beside his B&B Drain Service, Hampshire Racing Engines, Adkins Motorsports, M&L Excavating, Schiets Motorsports, Miller Rigging, Weaver Performance backed #1W.

Fostoria, Ohio's Shawn Valenti doubled up in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks, winning the make-up feature from May and the night's regular event. Valenti has five wins on the season and now has 51 career victories at the track to place him seventh on the all-time win list. The second victory of the night wasn't easy though as Keith Sorg raced side by side with Valenti the last half of the race.

"I knew when I was rolling along side of him when I passed him for the lead it was a touch and go deal and I wasn't sure what he was going to counter-act. On restarts anything can happen and he stuck his nose in there...was good racing with him. I won two features in one night in a stock car race at Lima once...this is my second time. I have to thank the Babcocks, Craig Miller Trucking, Speedway Bar and Grill, A Plus Auto Center, Best Performance, KS Sales & Service," said Valenti in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Broc Martin and Caleb Griffith brought the field to green for the 30 lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint feature with Griffith gaining the advantage. Henry quickly moved into second on lap two while Martin was engaged in a great battle for third with Nate Dussel and DJ Foos.

By the fifth circuit Henry had closed on Griffith and made the winning move on lap seven, driving under the leader. Dussel, the fast qualifier, took second on lap eight with Foos moving into third by lap 10. At the half-way point Henry had stretched his lead to 2.5 seconds over Dussel who hit an infield tire, losing valuable real estate to the leader.

Henry continued to build his lead while Foos challenged Dussel for second. Henry raced into lapped traffic with eight laps to go with Dussel, Foos, Buddy Kofoid and Travis Philo giving chase. Foos was able to take second with five laps to go but Henry had put a pair of lapped machines between himself and second.

Henry was able to move around the track and pass lapped cars and drove to the win over Foos, Dussel, Kofoid and Philo.

Weaver and Brandon Moore brought the field to green for the 25-lap 305 A-main with Weaver taking the lead over Moore, John Ivy, Zeth Sabo, Jamie Miller and Bobby Clark. Weaver quickly built a 2.5 second lead by the fifth circuit.

Heavy lapped traffic awaited Weaver by the 10th circuit with Moore chopping time off the lead while Miller moved into third followed by Ivy and a closing Alvin Roepke. In a fast paced race, Weaver worked his way around the lapped machines and built his lead back to three second with eight laps to go.

Roepke was now on the move, third from Miller on lap 19 and getting around Moore for second when the white came out, but ran out of time as Weaver drove to the checkers. Roepke, Moore, Miller and Clark rounded out the top five.

In the make-up truck feature Valenti took control at the start and never looked back. The action behind him was exciting though as Dustin Keegan, Cory McCaughey, Kent Brewer, Jimmy McGrath Junior and John Brooks battled for second. Brewer finally moved into the runner-up spot on lap eight but could not close on Valenti.

Valenti easily took the checkers over Brewer, Keegan, McCaughey and Brad Mitten.

In the night's regular truck feature Sorg and McCaughey brought the field to green with Sorg taking the lead over Jeff Ward, Valenti and Brewer. Valenti took second on lap two and drove around Sorg for the lead on lap five with Ward third and eight tracks waging a war for fourth.

At the half-way mark the first caution flew with Valenti leading Sorg, Ward, Jim Holcomb and Brewer. On the restart Sorg dove to Valenti's inside and the pair raced side by side over the next three laps before a couple of cautions slowed the pace. When the green came back out with five laps to go, Valenti and Sorg raced side by side again with Ward, Brewer, Holcomb and Mitten giving chase.

Valenti was finally able to pull away slightly from Sorg with two laps to go and drove to the win over Sorg, Ward, Brewer and Holcomb.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, Aug. 10 in a date added from the original schedule thanks to marketing partner American Powersports of Findlay, Sandusky and Cleveland. The 410 and 305 sprints and dirt trucks will be in action.

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

Fremont Speedway
Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019
Pub 400 Night
[*] indicates starting position

410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying
1.1-Nate Dussel, 14.025; 2.16-DJ Foos, 14.101; 3.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 14.240; 4.5-Byron Reed, 14.472; 5.4-Cap Henry, 14.548; 6.45-Brian Lay, 14.565; 7.33W-Caleb Griffith, 14.866; 8.83M-Broc Martin, 14.939; 9.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 14.958; 10.46AU-Stuart Williams, 14.990; 11.5T-Travis Philo, 15.297; 12.14-Chad Wilson, 15.966; 13.23-Stuart Brubaker, 92.999;

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 4-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 33W-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[3] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 7. 14-Chad Wilson[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 2. 45-Brian Lay[2] ; 3. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 5. 23-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[5]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)
1. 4-Cap Henry[4] ; 2. 16-DJ Foos[6] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[7] ; 4. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[5] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[11] ; 6. 5-Byron Reed[8] ; 7. 23-Stuart Brubaker[10] ; 8. 33W-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 9. 14-Chad Wilson[13] ; 10. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 11. 46AU-Stuart Williams[12] ; 12. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 13. 45-Brian Lay[3]

Hard Charger - 5T-Travis Philo +6

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying
1.19R-Steve Rando, 15.205; 2.4*-Tyler Street, 15.450; 3.7-Shawn Valenti, 15.450; 4.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 15.453; 5.99-Alvin Roepke, 15.498; 6.8-Bobby Clark, 15.580; 7.1H-Zeth Sabo, 15.594; 8.77I-John Ivy, 15.600; 9.7M-Brandon Moore, 15.741; 10.1W-Paul Weaver, 15.765; 11.3V-Chris Verda, 15.853; 12.12-Kyle Capodice, 15.866; 13.X-Mike Keegan, 15.922; 14.26-Jamie Miller, 15.967; 15.5-Kody Brewer, 15.994; 16.97-Kyle Peters, 16.023; 17.4T-Jim Taddeo, 16.036; 18.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 16.172; 19.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 16.180; 20.3X-Brandon Riehl, 16.419;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 1H-Zeth Sabo[2] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[5] ; 4. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[3] ; 5. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[7] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 7. 97-Kyle Peters[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[5] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 5. 3V-Chris Verda[1] ; 6. 4T-Jim Taddeo[6] ; 7. 3X-Brandon Riehl[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 5. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6] ; 6. 5-Kody Brewer[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[6] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[7] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 6. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 7. 1H-Zeth Sabo[4] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[8] ; 9. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[10] ; 10. X-Mike Keegan[9] ; 11. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[13] ; 12. 7-Shawn Valenti[12] ; 13. 4*-Tyler Street[11] ; 14. 3V-Chris Verda[14] ; 15. 4T-Jim Taddeo[17] ; 16. 5-Kody Brewer[18] ; 17. 3X-Brandon Riehl[20] ; 18. X15-Kasey Ziebold[15] ; 19. 19R-Steve Rando[16] ; 20. 97-Kyle Peters[19]

Hard Charger - 99-Alvin Roepke +4

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 laps top 4 to A)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 2. 32H-Dan Hennig[1] ; 3. 16-Jim Holcomb[4] ; 4. 32-Kevin Phillips[2] ; 5. 7X-Dana Frey[5] ; 6. P51-Paul Brown JR[6] ; 7. 26-Kyle Lagrou[7] ; 8. 14T-Cody Truman[8]

Heat 2 (8 laps top 4 to A)
1. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[1] ; 2. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[8] ; 3. 23m-Brad Mitten[3] ; 4. 115-Ben Good[6] ; 5. 9-Curt Inks[7] ; 6. 25-Bryce Black[4] ; 7. 11-Austin Gibson[5] ; 8. 75-Adam Dible[2]

Heat 3 (8 laps top 4 to A)
1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 3. 4s-Keith Sorg[2] ; 4. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[7] ; 5. 83-Noah Wagner[6] ; 6. 10-Roger Inks[8] ; 7. 13-Len Benyak[1] ; 8. 67-Ben Clapp[4]

Heat 4 (8 laps top 4 to A)
1. 1X-Brad Keckler[1] ; 2. 88-Dan Roepke[2] ; 3. 33-Jeff Ward[3] ; 4. 5s-Brad Stuckey[4] ; 5. 2-Tim Sabo[6] ; 6. 5-Jim Mcgrath[5] ; 7. 1-John Brooks[7]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 83-Noah Wagner[3] ; 2. 2-Tim Sabo[4] ; 3. 7X-Dana Frey[1] ; 4. 11-Austin Gibson[9] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[8] ; 6. 13-Len Benyak[10] ; 7. 25-Bryce Black[6] ; 8. P51-Paul Brown JR[5] ; 9. 10-Roger Inks[7] ; 10. 9-Curt Inks[2] ; 11. 14T-Cody Truman[11] ; 12. 67-Ben Clapp[12] ; 13. 75-Adam Dible[13] ; 14. 5-Jim Mcgrath[14]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 2. 4s-Keith Sorg[1] ; 3. 33-Jeff Ward[3] ; 4. 8KB-Kent Brewer[6] ; 5. 16-Jim Holcomb[7] ; 6. 17x-Dustin Keegan[12] ; 7. 23m-Brad Mitten[9] ; 8. 1X-Brad Keckler[11] ; 9. 32-Kevin Phillips[13] ; 10. 115-Ben Good[14] ; 11. 83-Noah Wagner[17] ; 12. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[2] ; 13. 5s-Brad Stuckey[16] ; 14. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[4] ; 15. 7X-Dana Frey[19] ; 16. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[15] ; 17. 88-Dan Roepke[10] ; 18. 32H-Dan Hennig[8] ; 19. 2-Tim Sabo[18] ; 20. 11-Austin Gibson[20]

Hard Charger: 17x-Dustin Keegan, +6

Make Up from May 26
B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 4s-Keith Sorg[11] ; 2. 1X-Brad Keckler[7] ; 3. 5-Jim Mcgrath[9] ; 4. 7X-Dana Frey[1] ; 5. 33-Jeff Ward[8] ; 6. 83-Noah Wagner[2] ; 7. 32-Kevin Phillips[5] ; 8. 11-Austin Gibson[3] ; 9. 75-Adam Dible[6] ; 10. 5s-Brad Stuckey[10] ; 11. 7G-Bryce Black[4]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[9] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 4. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[1] ; 5. 23m-Brad Mitten[2] ; 6. 16-Jim Holcomb[12] ; 7. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[6] ; 8. 4s-Keith Sorg[17] ; 9. 115-Ben Good[13] ; 10. 67-Ben Clapp[8] ; 11. 7X-Dana Frey[20] ; 12. 26-Kyle Lagrou[11] ; 13. 1X-Brad Keckler[18] ; 14. 14T-Cody Truman[16] ; 15. 9-Curt Inks[15] ; 16. 1-John Brooks[10] ; 17. 2-Steve Endicott[4] ; 18. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[7] ; 19. P51-Paul Brown JR[14] ; 20. 5-Jim Mcgrath[19]

Hard Charger: 4s-Keith Sorg +9

 

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA
August 3, 2019

360 RESULTS

E main, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Robbie Price (2); 2. Dustin Daggett (3); 3. Bryan Grimes (6); 4. Kevin Ingle (1); 5. Nathan Mills (8); 6. Tucker Doughty (7); 7. Ben Woods (11); 8. Elliot Amdahl (10); 9. Matthew Howard (5); 10. Michael Bookout (9); 11. Luke Cochran (12); 12. Frank Rodgers III (13); 13. Rob Weuve (4);
D main, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Spencer Bayston (1); 2. Ricky Montgomery (2); 3. Willie Croft (4); 4. Rusty Hickman (3); 5. Tasker Phillips (7); 6. Matt Covington (10); 7. Robbie Price (19); 8. Joe Beaver (13); 9. Seth Brahmer (6); 10. Randy Hannagan (9); 11. Eric Bridger (8); 12. Dusty Ballenger (12); 13. Ryan Leavitt (18); 14. Casey Greubel (14); 15. Chelsea Blevins (15); 16. Jordon Mallett (16); 17. Bryan Grimes (21); 18. Alan Zoutte (11); 19. Tucker Doughty (24); 20. Nathan Mills (23); 21. Dustin Daggett (20); 22. Shawn Murray (17); 23. Kevin Ingle (22); 24. Lance Moss (5);
C main, 12 Laps, No Time: 1. Jack Dover (1); 2. John Carney II (6); 3. Roger Crockett (3); 4. Dominic Scelzi (7); 5. Sawyer Phillips (2); 6. Shane Golobic (4); 7. Dylan Westbrook (8); 8. Sammy Swindell (12); 9. McKenna Haase (10); 10. Ricky Montgomery (19); 11. Ryan Roberts (11); 12. Rusty Hickman (21); 13. Spencer Bayston (18); 14. Alex Hill (17); 15. Willie Croft (20); 16. Tasker Phillips (22); 17. Robbie Price (24); 18. Kaleb Johnson (5); 19. Matt Covington (23); 20. Kelby Watt (13); 21. Brad Comegys (9); 22. Scottie McDonald (14); 23. Matt Moro (15); 24. Cody Ledger (16);
B main, 15 Laps, No Time: 1. Gio Scelzi (5); 2. Austin McCarl (1); 3. Mason Daniel (8); 4. Scott Bogucki (3); 5. Trey Starks (4); 6. Jon Agan (7); 7. Jason Solwold (13); 8. Dominic Scelzi (24); 9. Blake Hahn (9); 10. Brady Bacon (17); 11. Jack Dover (21); 12. Ayrton Gennetten (11); 13. Rob Kubli (15); 14. Josh Baughman (12); 15. John Carney II (22); 16. Chris Martin (10); 17. Kyle Bellm (20); 18. Travis Rilat (18); 19. Jeff Swindell (16); 20. Christian Bowman (19); 21. Calvin Landis (2); 22. Roger Crockett (23); 23. Devon Dobie (14); 24. Clint Garner (6);
A main, 25 Laps, No Time: 1. James McFadden (1); 2. Brian Brown (3); 3. Wayne Johnson (7); 4. Aaron Reutzel (6); 5. Joey Saldana (2); 6. Davey Heskin (11); 7. Cory Eliason (13); 8. Thomas Kennedy (9); 9. Dusty Zomer (5); 10. Matt Juhl (19); 11. Gio Scelzi (21); 12. Austin McCarl (22); 13. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (8); 14. Paul McMahan (4); 15. Colby Copeland (12); 16. Mason Daniel (23); 17. Ryan Giles (10); 18. Terry McCarl (17); 19. Parker Price-Miller (14); 20. Justin Henderson (16); 21. Carson McCarl (18); 22. Harli White (15); 23. Scott Bogucki (24); 24. Lee Grosz (20);

Pro Series RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 56, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.372; 2. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (3), 17.574; 3. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (12), 17.589; 4. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (6), 17.634; 5. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (5), 17.662; 6. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (8), 17.688; 7. 21X, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (2), 17.791; 8. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (4), 17.979; 9. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (13), 18.019; 10. 2, Matt Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (10), 18.378; 11. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (11), 18.625; 12. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (9), 18.731; 13. 50, Scotty Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (7), 21.981;
Heat 1, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Russ Hall (5); 2. Mike Mayberry (2); 3. Jeff Wilke (4); 4. Devin Wignall (3); 5. Chris Walraven (6); 6. Scotty Johnson (7); 7. Chase Young (1);
Heat 2, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Tyler Barrick (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Matt Johnson (2); 4. Evan Epperson (5); 5. Brandon Worthington (4); 6. Mike Johnston (6);
A main, 15 Laps, No Time: 1. Evan Epperson (3); 2. Brandon Worthington (9); 3. Chris Walraven (5); 4. Matthew Stelzer (1); 5. Chase Young (12); 6. Mike Johnston (2); 7. Russ Hall (6); 8. Devin Wignall (8); 9. Matt Johnson (11); 10. Jeff Wilke (4); 11. Mike Mayberry (7); 12. Tyler Barrick (10); 13. Scotty Johnson (13);

 

 

 

RICO ROMPS TO IMPRESSIVE I-55 SCORE FROM 14TH

PEVELY, MO. (August 3, 2019) - Earning his 11th-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory on Friday night, Rico Abreu did so in jaw-dropping fashion at the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. Driving from 14th-to-1st in 15 laps, Abreu put on a clinic as he marched through the field almost instantly and then ran away in the second half for a dominating triumph at the Pevely, Mo. 1/3rd-mile.

While Abreu took the green flag from the outside of the seventh row, it was Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill. in his Toyota No. 5D and C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Ind. aboard the Reynolds Racing, Lucas Oil, Ripper/SR-11 pacing the field out front.

Flying flat out into turn one, Leary accepted the early lead while Daum settled into second and the 30-lapper started to shake out. A lap five stoppage for an upside down, top-five running Noah Gass halted the field and shined the spotlight on Abreu, who had already stormed from 14th-to-seventh in five trips around.

While Leary maintained control out front, all eyes turned to the war for the runner-up spot as Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, Calif. launched a lap ten slider on Daum and brought Abreu along with him. The trio of Colwell, Daum and Abreu went head-to-head swapping spots, switching lines and trading blows for several laps before a lap 11 caution bunched them back up.

Taking advantage of the break, Abreu regrouped and immediately went back on the attack as the green flag flew again. Nailing the turns one and two cushion, Abreu rocketed around Colwell to secure third and wasted no time pouncing on Daum, tossing a bomb-like slide job from the backstretch into turn three as he stole that spot away too.

A lap 14 break for an upside-down Austin O'Dell gave fans just what they wanted to see, a restart with the hard-charging Abreu right on Leary's back bumper. Gassing it right away and making his move, Abreu attacked with a turn one slider, but Leary proved ready and crossed him over.

Again, Abreu launched the three-story slider at Leary into turn three and the duo raced side-by-side down the front stretch with the cross flags waving and Abreu ahead by a nose. Racing wheel-to-wheel into turn one, Abreu edged Leary into the corner and drifted to the cushion before powering off and running away with the lead.

Going unchallenged from there, Rico Abreu of St. Helena, Calif. led the final 16 laps aboard his Keith Kunz Motorsports, Safelite Autoglass, Bullet/Toyota No. 97 and locked down his 11th-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League win in dominating fashion. Driving all the way from 14th, an elated Abreu rose from the car in victory lane to a monstrous applause from the thrilled crowd at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

Jesse Colwell ended up with a runner-up finish for his Keith Kunz Motorsports, JBL Audio, Bullet/Toyota No. 71, extending his series points lead into the second half of the season. After controlling the opening half, CJ Leary faded in the end to a still strong third-place effort for his Reynolds Racing No. 21KS entry.

Rounding out the top five behind Abreu, Colwell and Leary was fourth-place finisher Zach Daum and fifth-place driver Tyler Thomas. Finishing out the top ten was Cannon McIntosh in sixth, Daison Pursley in seventh, Holley Hollan in eighth, Ace McCarthy in ninth and Jesse Love in tenth.

The "Ironman Weekend" at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. continues tomorrow Saturday, August 3 for the POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League. If you can't attend this epic event in person, www.dirtvision.comhas you covered with a LIVE pay-per-view broadcast.

For more information on POWRi Racing, you can visit www.powri.comonline, follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter and Instagram, or like POWRi on Facebook.

Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (1); 2. 20G-Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (3); 3. 21KS-C.J. Leary, Greenfield, IN (8); 4. 3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (9); 5. 97A-Austin O'Dell, Rochester, IL (5); 6. 72-Sam Johnson, St. Peters, MO (7); 7. 2-Luke Icke, Littleton, CO (2); 8. 9H-Emilio Hoover, Broken Arrow, OK (4); 9. 2H-Luke Howard, Overland Park, KS (6).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (2); 2. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (6); 3. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (4); 4. 50-Daniel Adler, St. Louis, MO (3); 5. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (5); 6. 97-Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (8); 7. 7S-Pat Schudy, Springfield, MO (1); 8. 67-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (7); 9. 3B-Shelby Bosie, Sherman, IL (9).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps):
1.37-Karter Sarff, Mason City, IL (2); 2. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (4); 3. 44S-Andrew Felker, Carl Junction, MO (1); 4. 7M-Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (3); 5. 91T-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK (8); 6. 42-Hank Davis, Sand Springs, OK (5); 7. 8M-Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (7); 8. 5-Danny Frye, St. Peters, MO (6).

Rod End Supply B-Main (12 Laps):
1.72-Sam Johnson (1); 2. 3B-Shelby Bosie (9); 3. 7S-Pat Schudy (6); 4. 5-Danny Frye (7); 5. 42-Hank Davis (2); 6. 67-Holley Hollan (5); 7. 8M-Kade Morton (3); 8. 2-Luke Icke (4); 9. 2H-Luke Howard (10); 10. 9H-Emilio Hoover (8).

POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 97-Rico Abreu (14); 2. 71-Jesse Colwell (9); 3. 21KS-C.J. Leary (2); 4. 5D-Zach Daum (1); 5. 91T-Tyler Thomas (10); 6. 08-Cannon McIntosh (3); 7. 9-Daison Pursley (6); 8. 67-Holley Hollan (22); 9. 28-Ace McCarthy (16); 10. 97K-Jesse Love (7); 11. 72-Sam Johnson (17); 12. 44S-Andrew Felker (11); 13. 3B-Shelby Bosie (18); 14. 7S-Pat Schudy (19); 15. 5-Danny Frye (20); 16. 97A-Austin O'Dell (15); 17. 50-Daniel Adler (12); 18. 37-Karter Sarff (4); 19. 2H-Luke Howard (23); 20. 20G-Noah Gass (8); 21. 3N-Jake Neuman (5); 22. 7M-Chance Morton (13).
Lap Leader(s); Leary 1-14; Abreu 15-30.
Hard Charger(s): Hollan +14.

 


 

Meseraull Wins ‘Summer Slam’ Sprint Feature at Gas City;

Freeman, Gehrke, Orr and Bishop Also Post Victories

GAS CITY, Ind., Aug. 3 — Thomas Meseraull of Waveland, Ind. had to work for it but he earned his sixth 25-lap non-wing sprint car feature victory of the year at Gas City I-69 Speedway Friday night to highlight the quarter-mile dirt oval’s “Summer Slam” program.

Chad Freeman of Adairville, Ky. was 0.652 of a second ahead of Roy Caruthers of Indianapolis when he took the checkered flag in the 20-lap American Vintage Sprint Car Association (AVSCA) feature.

The 20-lap United States Auto Club (USAC) SpeeD2 midget feature was so fast and furious it was hard to keep up with all the action, but Chett Gehrke of Louisville, Ky. was in victory lane at the end just like he was here on June 14.

Three-time track champion Scott Orr of Columbia City, Ind. picked up his second victory of the year at Gas City in the 20-lap United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) modified feature, while Gas City’s own Andy Bishop collected his fifth victory of the season at the Grant County oval in the street stock division by winning that 15-lapper to close the five-division card at 10:42 p.m.

Gary Ott of Marion, Ind. entertained the large crowd with an aerobatic stunt plane show, which was received enthusiastically. It was presented by Wesleyan Health and Rehabilitation Center and Colonial Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center, both of Marion. He’ll also be in action during the 29th annual “Fly/In Cruise/In” at the Marion Municipal Airport on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Meseraull started on the pole of the sprint car feature but fellow front-row starter Carson Short of Marion, Ill. led the first 15 laps with TMez repeatedly trying to get by on the outside. When that didn’t work Meseraull dipped under Short in Turn 3 working lap 16 to finally head the pack. Scotty Weir of the Marion in Indiana passed Short working lap 23 to nail down the runner-up honors in one of the Goodnight sprint cars. Short hung on for third. Defending track champion Clinton Boyles of Brownsburg, Ind. came home fourth, while Cole Ketcham of Muncie, Ind. finished fifth.

Travis Hery of Columbus, Ohio had a nasty flip between Turns 3 and 4 with 12 laps down to bring out a red flag, flying high through the air and revolving violently before he came to a stop at the top of the track. Luckily the postdoctoral researcher at The Ohio State University climbed out of his car under his own power.

The only other pause in the action in that race occurred with five laps down when Anthony D’Alessio of Gas City got airborne in Turn 4 but didn’t actually flip.

Meseraull’s winning car was the familiar No. 47 owned by Tom Eades of Sharpsville, Ind., which is a DRC chassis with a Stensland-prepped engine. The team is sponsored by Physical Medicine Consultants of Fort Wayne, Ind. Allen Brown of Kokomo, Ind. is the team’s chief mechanic.

Freeman started third and led all 20 laps of the vintage sprint car feature in the Chadd’s Automotive Wheel Repair No. 20. After a battle with Daniel Ingram of Indianapolis, John Tosti of Fenton, Mo. settled into second place on lap six only to spin in Turn 1 at the halfway point and give second to Caruthers, who went on to finish in that position.

The biggest battle was for third. William Hartman of Marcellus, Mich. was vying for that position but did a double spin and continued with 17 laps down. Ingram was in the running too, but he stopped on the frontstretch on the next lap with smoke pouring out of his car. Dave Gross of Rochester, Ind. ended up as the third-place finisher. Joe Vallone of Avon, Ind. wasn’t even planning on competing but he finished fourth in a car he was unaccustomed to and wearing a borrowed uniform, helmet and shoes. Hartman rebounded from his spins for fifth.

Gehrke started seventh in the 20-car midget feature and took the lead working lap nine by charging under Stratton Briggs of Anna, Ohio in Turn 2. That race went non-stop and was ultra-competitive. Trailing Gehrke and Briggs at the checkered was Andy Baugh of Mason City, Ill. Aaron Leffel of Springfield, Ohio finished fourth and Corey Guingrich of Celina, Ohio placed fifth.

Polesitter Bill Griffith of Van Buren, Ohio led the first three laps of the 20-lap modified feature before Derek Losh of Rensselaer, Ind. dipped under him in Turn 4 to take command. Losh pulled into the infield with mechanical difficulties working lap 11, however, which gave the lead back to Griffith.

That didn’t last long, however, as Orr passed Griffith for the lead by getting under him in Turn 4 on the next lap enroute to the victory. Griffith hung on for second. Jim Mallery of Mooresville, Ind. moved into third on a restart working lap 14 and finished in that position. Terry Grilliot placed fourth and Clayton Bryant of Fort Wayne, Ind. rounded out the top five.

Bishop started fourth in the street stock feature and look the lead from Mike Fincher of Rochester, Ind. with a move to the outside as the pair crossed the start-finish line to complete lap six. He went on to win handily. Fincher finished second in the non-stop event. Polesitter J.J. Nordman of Columbia City, Ind. placed third. Ervin Turner of Marion, Ind. started last but persevered to place fourth, and Jacob Owens, also of Marion, finished fifth.

Gas City I-69 Speedway has two big shows coming up next week. Friday, Aug. 9 is its “Beach Night Bash.” It’s another five-division show, this time featuring Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) sprint cars, United Midget Racing Association (UMRA) three-quarter (TQ) midgets, UMP modifieds, street stocks and hornets.

Geo Scelzi of Fresno, Calif. beat Caleb Armstrong of New Castle, Ind. out of Turn 4 on the last lap to win the BOSS sprint car feature at Gas City last August, while Joey Paxson of Connersville, Ind. led all 15 laps of the UMRA TQ midget feature at Gas City on May 17.

The following day, Saturday, Aug. 10, is Gas City’s “Night of Destruction, Thrills and Chills.” That program features monster trucks, school bus races, a hornet enduro, a mini-van derby and a roll-over contest.

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

The results:

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Carson Short, 2. Clinton Boyles, 3. Corey Smith, 4. J.J. Hughes, 5. Matt Goodnight, 6. Jacob Gordon, 7. Adam Byrkett, 8. Tyler Hewitt, 9. Dustin Smith.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Scotty Weir, 3. Cole Ketcham, 4. Brayden Clark, 5. Anthony D’Alessio, 6. Sterling Cling, 7. Cooper Welch, 8. Travis Hery.

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Scotty Weir, 3. Carson Short, 4. Clinton Boyles, 5. Cole Ketcham, 6. J.J. Hughes, 7. Sterling Cling, 8. Tyler Hewitt, 9. Brayden Clark, 10. Matt Goodnight, 11. Cole Ketcham, 12. Adam Byrkett, 13. Anthony D’Alessio, 14. Corey Smith, 15. Travis Hery, 16. Dustin Smith, 17 Cooper Welch.

AVSCA Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. John Tosti, 2. Chad Freeman, 3. Joe Vallone, 4. Danny Pittman, 5. Carl Root, 6. David Dennis, 7. William Hartman.

AVSCA Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Roy Caruthers, 2. Dave Gross, 3. Daniel Ingram, 4. Tim Parke, 5. Brad Debolt.

AVSCA Sprint Feature (20 laps): 1. Chad Freeman, 2. Roy Caruthers, 3. Dave Gross, 4. Joe Vallone, 5. William Hartman, 6. John Tosti, 7. Carl Root, 8. Daniel Ingram, 9. Tim Parke, 10. Richard Barngrover, 11. Danny Pittman, 12. Brad Debolt.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Stratton Briggs, 2. Corey Guingrich, 3. Chett Gehrke, 4. Anton Hernandez, 5 Ian Kreger, 6. Tyler Kalb, 7. Tommy Koons.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Aaron Leffel, 2. Gunnar Lucius, 3. Andy Baugh, 4. Patrick Ryan, 5. Zane Briggs, 6. Nathan Foster, 7. Mark Neft Jr.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Alex Watson, 2. John Heitzman, 3. Thomas Bigelow, 4. Kyle Kriegbaum, 5. Don Bigelow, 6. Leonard Foster.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Feature (20 laps): 1. Chett Gehrke, 2. Stratton Briggs, 3. Andy Baugh, 4. Aaron Leffel, 5. Corey Guingrich, 6. Alex Watson, 7. Patrick Ryan, 8. Thomas Bigelow, 9. Ian Kreger, 10. Zane Briggs, 11. Tyler Kalb, 12. John Heitzman, 13. Mark Neft Jr., 14. Don Bigelow, 15. Leonard Foster, 16. Tommy Koons, 17. Kyle Kriegbaum, 18. Leonard Foster, 19. Gunnar Lucius, 20. Anton Hernandez.

UMP Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Terry Griliott, 2. Clayton Bryant, 3. Jim Mallery, 4. Brad Kraus, 5. Jessica Sroufe, 6. John Halsey, 7. Braxton Straight.

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UMP Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Derek Losh, 2. Bill Griffith, 3. Scott Orr, 4. Andy Bishop, 5. Josh Betts, 6. Kevin Griliott.

UMP Modified Feature (20 laps): 1. Scott Orr, 2. Bill Griffith, 3. Jim Mallery, 4. Terry Grilliot, 5. Clayton Bryant, 6. Josh Betts, 7. John Halsey, 8. Kevin Grilliot, 9. Braxton Straight, 10. Jessica Sroufe, 11. Andy Bishop, 12. Brad Kraus, 13. Derek Losh.

Street Stock Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Andy Bishop, 2. Mike Fincher, 3. J.J. Nordman, 4. Jacob Owens, 5. Greg Long, 6. Austin Jones, 7. Larry Persinger, 8. Ervin Turner, 9. Cale Ramey.

Street Stock Feature (15 laps): 1. Andy Bishop, 2. Mike Fincher, 3. J.J. Nordman, 4. Ervin Turner, 5. Jacob Owens, 6. Austin Jones, 7. Larry Persinger, 8. Greg Long, 9. Cale Ramey.

 

 

Fassbender returns to MSA victory lane at Outagamie

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 2, 2019 – Former Midwest Sprint Car Association champion Lance Fassbender of Burnett snapped a two-year main event victory draught with an impressive triumph in the 25-lap Dave “Hagar” Nelson Memorial MSA A-main at Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing in Seymour on Friday, Aug. 2.

The 17th MSA racing event of the 2019 season drew a field of 29 cars to honor Dave “Hagar” Nelson, a dedicated supporter of the MSA, who passed away on July 5.

After a spin by two-time MSA champion Danny Schlafer of Sussex on the opening lap prompted a complete restart, the race ran caution-free with highly competitive green-flag action throughout the third-mile clay oval the rest of the way.

Kewaskum’s Shane Wenninger jumped out to the lead on the drop of the green flag from the pole position with outside front row starter Will Gerrits of Waupun falling into second along the inside groove of slick and tricky track surface.

On lap two, Fassbender, who started sixth, ventured up to the high line where he found a groove to his liking. One lap later, the 2005 MSA champion swept past 2014 MSA Masters Series champion Paul Pokorski of West Bend, who started fourth, to assume third in the running order.

As Wenninger was setting a strong pace at the front of the field, Fassbender continued his charge as he powered around Gerrits on lap 4 and set his sights on the lead. Two laps later, Fassbender seized the lead from Wenninger in turn one.

On lap 10, Fassbender encountered lapped traffic, which proved to be challenging at some points with cars running two-wide for position throughout the field. On lap 16, Fassbender was briefly boxed in behind two cars at the rear of the field, which allowed Gerrits to close the gap considerably.

Gerrits move to within striking distance of Fassbender on lap 19 and applied pressure for the remainder of the race. On lap 24, Gerrits ducked low to pull even with Fassbender briefly.

However, the 27-year veteran held on to secure his first MSA A-main victory since July 8, 2017 and the 20th main event triumph of his MSA career. Fassbender is the ninth different driver to win an MSA A-main event this season.

Gerrits finished a close second, seventh starter Travis Arenz of Sheboygan, who came into the event as the winner of four of the past five MSA A mains and co-leader in the MSA point standings, placed third, Adam Miller of Plymouth finished fourth after starting eighth and Pokorski rounded out the top five.

Danny Schlafer won the 12-lap MSA B main and 10-lap heat race victories went to Lance Fassbender, Justin Miler of Plymouth, Paul Pokorski and Adam Miller.

The next MSA touring race will take place Sunday, Aug. 11 with the series’ third and final visit to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. of the 2019 season. Hot laps will begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

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Midwest Sprint Car Association
Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing
Seymour, Wisconsin
August 2, 2019
HEAT 1
1, Lance Fassbender, 2, Will Gerrits, 3, Tyler Nelson, 4, Brandon Berth, 5, Al Schlafer, 6, Tyler Brabant, 7, Josh Teunissen, 8, Sean Rayhall.
HEAT 2
1, Justin Miller 2, Shane Wenninger 3, Tyler Davis 4, Bill Taylor 5, Doug Wondra 6, Doug Pietz 7, Blake Wondra.
HEAT 3
1, Paul Pokorski 2, Travis Arenz, 3, Justin Erickson 4, Jack Vanderboom 5, Kurt Davis 6, Danny Schlafer 7, Scotty Thiel (DNS).
HEAT 4
1, Adam Miller 2, Tony Wondra 3, Tim Haddy 4, Tyler Tischendorf 5, Scott Conger 6, Chris Larson 7, Preston Ruh.
B MAIN
1, Danny Schlafer 2, Tyler Brabant 3, Kurt Davis 4, Bill Taylor 5, Brandon Berth 6, Al Schlafer 7, Sean Rayhall 8, Josh Teunissen 9, Blake Wondra 10, Doug Pietz 11, Preston Ruh 12, Chris Larson 13, Scotty Thiel (DNS).
A MAIN
1, Lance Fassbender 2, Will Gerrits 3, Travis Arenz 4, Adam Miller 5, Paul Pokorski 6, Danny Schlafer 7, Justin Miller 8, Justin Erickson 9, Kurt Davis 10, Shane Wenninger 11, Tyler Brabant 12, Tyler Tischendorf 13, Bill Taylor 14, Tim Haddy 15, Tyler Davis 16, Jack Vanderboom 17, Tony Wondra 18, Scott Conger 19, Al Schlafer 20, Tyler Nelson 21, Brandon Berth 22, Doug Wondra.

 

 

Bubak Shines Again in Belleville 305 Nationals Preliminary!

Lonnie Wheatley, BELLEVILLE, Kan. (August 2, 2019) – Jake Bubak continues to find the Belleville High Banks to his liking.

That was evident with his $2,500 triumph in Friday night’s United Rebel Sprint Series-sanctioned Second Annual Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals preliminary atop the lightning-fast half-mile clay oval aboard the Coyote Candle Company No. 74b entry.

It marked the Arvada, Colorado racer’s fourth consecutive score atop the High Banks including a sweep of last year’s Inaugural edition of the Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals.

After earning the pole position for the feature, Bubak had his hands full throughout with Jason Martin pushing him to the limit.

In fact, Martin gunned into the lead from the front row outside upon the drop of the green flag and paced the initial four laps before Bubak battled by on the top side. Bubak began to slip away from Martin’s grasp after several laps and encountered traffic on the 12th round just as a caution flew for Craig Dollansky, who slowed just three laps after taking third away from Jed Werner.

Martin made a bid for the lead on the restart with the duo side-by-side for nearly a lap before Bubak reestablished command. The same scenario played out again four laps later when a final caution flew for Luke Cranston’s stalled mount.

Bubak fought off Martin over the closing circuits with Arkansas’ filling out the podium in third. Werner was fourth with J.D. Johnson rounding out the top five. Ty Williams advanced a half-dozen positions to claim sixth with Tyler Drueke turning in the night’s top passing performance by rallying from 18th to seventh. Joe Wood, Jr., was eighth with Zach Blurton and Brett Becker completing the top ten.

Cranston, Bubak, Martin, Werner and Andy Shouse topped heat race action for the 41-car field with Dollansky, Bubak, Williams and Buddy Tubbs victorious in the qualifying races. Todd Plemons and Drueke bested the twin “B” Mains.

The Inaugural Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals wraps up with Saturday night’s $7,000-to-win tilt getting under way at 7:30 p.m.

Second Annual Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals Night One

August 2, 2019 Results:

Heat Races:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 11-Luke Cranston, 2. 911-Ty Williams, 3. 6-Mark Walinder, 4. E85-Craig Dollansky, 5. 16-Scott Cochran, 6. 9-John Webster, 7. 82c-Christian Kinnison, 8. 27b-Keith Rauch, 9. 7x-Shane Sundquist.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 74b-Jake Bubak, 2. 2b-Brett Becker, 3. 03x-Joe Wood, Jr., 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 54-Trey Gropp, 6. 45-Lonnie Cox, 7. 29n-Larry Neighbors (DNS), 8. 75-Nick Nichols (DNS).

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 5x-Jason Martin, 2. 2J-Zach Blurton, 3. 29s-Blake Scott, 4. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 5. 17-Todd Plemons, 6. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 7. 24-Cody Hays, 8. 1-Ryan Oerter.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 50-Jed Werner, 2. 7-Toby Chapman, 3. 98-J.D. Johnson, 4. 911x-Tim Crawley, 5. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 6. 23-Donovan Wise, 7. 74-Jon Freeman, 8. 67-T.J. Cain.

Heat Five (8 Laps): 1. 27-Andy Shouse, 2. 15-Jack Potter, 3. 03-Shayle Bade 4. 12-Tyler Drueke, 5. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 6. 1s-Ryan Voss, 7. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 8. 99x-Dalton Stevens.

Qualifying Races (Top 16 in combined finishing/passing points from Heats and Qualifiers to “A” Main/Balance to two “B” Mains)

Qualifier One (8 Laps): 1. E85-Craig Dollansky, 2. 5x-Jason Martin, 3. 2b-Brett Becker, 4. 6-Mark Walinder, 5. 11-Luke Cranston, 6. 54-Trey Gropp, 7. 24-Cody Hays, 8. 9-John Webster, 9. 27b-Keith Rauch, 10. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 11. 75-Nick Nichols (DNS).

Qualifier Two (8 Laps): 1. 74b-Jake Bubak, 2. 03x-Joe Wood, Jr., 3. 12-Tyler Drueke, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 7-Toby Chapman, 6. 7x-Shane Sundquist, 7. 27-Andy Shouse, 8. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 9. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 10 .74-Jon Freeman (DNS).

Qualifier Three (8 Laps): 1. 911x-Ty Williams, 2. 03-Shayle Bade, 3. 2J-Zach Blurton, 4. 50-Jed Werner, 5. 911-Ty Williams, 6. 1s-Ryan Voss, 7. 82c-Christian Kinnison, 8. 1-Ryan Oerter, 9. 45-Lonnie Cox (DNS), 10. 67-T.J. Cain (DNS).

Qualifier Four (8 Laps): 1. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 2. 98-J.D. Johnson, 3. 17-Todd Plemons, 4. 29s-Blake Scott, 5. 16-Scott Cochran, 6. 15-Jack Potter, 7. 29n-Larry Neighbors, 8. 99x-Dalton Stevens, 9. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 10. 23-Donovan Wise.

“B” Mains (Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main)

“B” Feature One (12 Laps): 1. 17-Todd Plemons, 2. 54-Trey Gropp, 3. 6-Mark Walinder, 4. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 5. 27-Andy Shouse, 6. 23-Donovan Wise, 7. 24-Cody Hays, 8. 9-John Webster, 9. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 10. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 11. 88J-Jeremy Huish (DNS), 12. 74-Jon Freeman (DNS), 13. 75-Nick Nichols (DNS).

“B” Feature Two (12 Laps): 1. 12-Tyler Drueke, 2. 7x-Shane Sundquist, 3. 15-Jack Potter, 4. 1s-Ryan Voss, 5. 16-Scott Cochran, 6. 29n-Larry Neighbors, 7. 99x-Dalton Stevens, 8. 82c-Christian Kinnison, 9. 27b-Keith Rauch, 10. 67-T.J. Cain, 11. 45-Lonnie Cox (DNS), 12. 1-Ryan Oerter (DNS).

Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals Preliminary “A” Main

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 74b-Jake Bubak (1), 2. 5x-Jason Martin (2), 3. 911x-Tim Crawley (6), 4. 50-Jed Werner (4), 5. 98-J.D. Johnson (3), 6. 911-Ty Williams (12), 7. 12-Tyler Drueke (18), 8. 03x-Joe Wood, Jr. (10), 9. 2J-Zach Blurton (8), 10. 2b-Brett Becker (7), 11. 03-Shayle Bade (11), 12. 7-Toby Chapman (15), 13. 95-Buddy Tubbs (13), 14. 54-Trey Gropp (19), 15. 29s-Blake Scott (14), 16. 15-Jack Potter (22) 17. 7x-Shane Sundquist (20), 18. 6-Mark Walinder (21), 19. 17-Todd Plemons (17), 20. 45x-Kyler Johnson (23), 21. 1s-Ryan Voss (24), 22. 0-Steven Richardson (16), 23. 11-Luke Cranston (9), 24. E85-Craig Dollansky (5).

Lap Leaders: Jason Martin 1-4, Jake Bubak 5-20.

 

Michael wins thrillig FAST feature at Waynesfield; Peterson nips Moore for 305 win, Strunk dominates mini sprints

Friday, Aug. 2, 2019
Contact: Brian Liskai - liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio - They say you have to be in position to win. TJ Michael was and it led to the biggest win of his sprint car racing career Friday, Aug. 2 at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Tommy Tire Sales/Kear's Speed Shop Night.

With three laps to go, leader Cale Conley was battling with Nate Dussel in lapped traffic when Stuart Brubaker spun, collecting Conley, Dussel and fourth place runner Cole Duncan. Michael, who ran third the entire race, took over the point and drove to the $5,000 FAST On Dirt pay day for the Second Annual Rick Ferkel Classic.

"That one was given to me and there was no way I was going to lose that. I seen I was closing in on the front two a little bit but I didn't want to make a move too early and thank God I didn't because I would have been in that chaos. I've come up the last six years to race against great competition and they've really kicked my butt. I'm just starting to get comfortable in this 410 car and what a great place to win my first race. I have to thank Scott and Chris...they've been working hard all year long. Ever since Doug Berryman has gone and done his own deal with the shocks he really has us rolling," said Michael beside his Advanced Cast Stone/Fremont Fence/Kistler Engines/Big D's Pizza/Crown Battery/Pro-Tech Services/Soulfully Rooted Foundation/Wood Heating & Air Conditioning/Kear's Speed Shop backed #8M.

And while the 410 sprint feature was exciting, the 305 sprint drivers said "hold my beer" and put on a whale of a 25 lap feature with Rawson, Ohio's Ricky Peterson getting a last lap, last corner pass of Brandon Moore to earn the victory by .031 seconds.

"It helped me run that 410 feature and then get back in this thing it's slower reaction time. It helps you to make good split second decisions and I could put the car where ever I wanted. I didn't mean to use up Brandon like that but it was for the win. It's pretty cool to win this in front of a lot of my family and friends," said Peterson beside his Bluffton Diesel Service/Spectrum Salon/Falcon Supply backed machine.

Mason, Ohio's Brad Strunk took the green flag and never looked back in the 25 lap mini-sprint feature. Austin Powell made it interesting at the end, closing quickly but Strunk, Waynesfield's 2017 track champion, fended off the charge.

"I love racing here. This place is so much fun. I had a lot of family and friends here tonight so this is pretty special. A lot of guys say I'm too old to be doing this but I'm having a blast," said Strunk beside his Parsons Construction/NRL Mortgage/Priority National Title/Penn Station/Bowling Carpets/Hud Racing Engines backed machine.

Dussel and Michael brought the field to green for the 30-lap FAST feature but a spin by Peterson necessitated another start which ended up with Jordan Harble tumbling, collecting Dan McCarron. On the ensuing restart Dussel jumped into the lead over Michael, Conley, Lee Jacobs and Cole Duncan.

Conley was able to steal second on lap two but Dussel had begun to pull away slightly. Michael continued to hound Conley as the leaders raced into lapped traffic by lap seven. Conley was able to use the lappers to drive into the lead on lap 11 by a nose at the start-finish line as Dussel raced to his outside and Michael to his inside.

Conley finally cleared some of the traffic but he could not shake Dussel who stayed within a car length with Michael also staying close as Duncan, Jacobs, Travis Philo and DJ Foos gave chase. With 12 laps to go a tremendous three car battle involving Michael, Duncan and Jacobs was going on for third and Conley and Dussel ran nose to tail for the lead.

Heavy lapped traffic once again came into play on lap 19 and again Dussel closed on Conley. With five laps to go it looked like it was going to be a real shoot-out between Conley and Dussel but disaster struck on lap 27 for the front duo. Michael took control on the restart and drove to the victory over a charging Foos, Henry (from 10th), Jacobs and Tyler Gunn.

Jimmy McGrath and Moore brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 feature with McGrath gaining the advantage. Moore made his move for the lead on lap nine with John Ivy finding speed in the middle of the track taking second a circuit later. Ivy immediately closed on Moore and the pair raced side by side over the next six laps as McGrath was trying to fend off Jamie Miller and Peterson.

As Moore and Ivy continued to battle with seven laps to go, Peters drove into third and began to close the gap on the front two. With three laps to go it was a tremendous three car battle for the lead with Peterson getting into second on the white flag lap. Entering turns three and four for the final time, Peterson got under Moore and it was a drag race to the checkers with Peterson winning by a front bumper. Moore, Ivy, McGrath and Tyler Street rounded out the top five.

The 25-lap mini-sprint feature saw some crashes early but once it got rolling, Strunk pulled away until two laps to go when Powell closed quickly. Strunk would not make a mistake and drove to the win over Powell, Jac Nickles, Jake Hesson and Chris Bounds.

Waynesfield Raceway Park will be back in action Saturday, Sept. 8 for the Bob Hampshire Classic, honoring the hall of fame mechanic. There will be winged 410 sprint cars with the other divisions yet to be decided.

For more information go to www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net on Facebook by liking Waynesfield Raceway Park or on Twitter by following @OfficialWRP.

About Tommy Tire - www.tommytiresales.com

Located in Bluffton, Ohio, Tommy Tire Sales is your one-stop-shop for car, truck, semi and farm tires and tire services. With thousands of virgin tires and retreads on-hand or readily accessible and three service trucks, you can count on Tommy Tire to get you back on the road as quickly as possible. Tommy Tire is also proud to offer no trip charge on the installation of eight or more semi tires. Check out our online catalog for current pricing and real-time inventory where you can quickly and easily place your order.

About Kear’s Speed Shop – www.kearsspeedshop.com

Kear's Speed Shop was founded by Chuck and Shirley Kear in 1969 at its present location on Market Street in downtown Tiffin. You can build your winning race car and outfit your driver from Kear’s large inventory. Kear’s also has three trucks that service your needs at the local tracks as well as the All Star and World of Outlaw races.

 

 

Seth Bergman Captures Summer Thunder Friday Night Showdown At CGS
By Ben Deatherage
Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway hosted the return of the Summer Thunder Sprint Series on Friday, August 2nd. The Washington State-based tour was in action for the first of two straight nights of competition at the famed ¼-mile clay oval. A total of nineteen 360 Sprint Cars made the journey from the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Oklahoma as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

At the start of the main event, Devon Borden started the party off in sensational fashion. The Raymond, Washington teenager showed a lot of speed in open racetrack. However, around the halfway mark, Borden began to receive considerable pressure. After a fantastic dual with Seth Bergman for several laps, it would be Bergman taking over the role as the race leader on the seventeenth circuit.

Bergman had a handful of challenges, but he managed to keep all of them behind him. The Snohomish, Washington native, now residing in Owasso, Oklahoma, earned his eighth career series win, his third of 2019 with the STSS, and the first tour win at Cottage Grove. Seth is now tied with Sam Hafertepe Jr. for second on the all-time win list.

Tony Gualda scratched and clawed his way forward late in the race. The Hollister, California gasser managed to take home second while finishing third was Devon Borden. The rest of the top five consisted of Colton Heath, of Marysville, Washington and running for car owners Kelly Welch and Alan Larson, in fourth and fifth finishing Kyle Miller, from Salem.

Seth Bergman was the fastest qualifier in time trials at the start of the night. Heat races were won by Jacksonville teenager Tanner Holmes, Colton Heath, and Kyle Miller.

The Summer Thunder Sprint Series will return for the second night of action at Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday, August 3rd. Pit Gates open at 1:00 PM, Front Gates 3:30, and Time Trials at 5:30 with Racing beginning at 6:00. Tickets are $13.00 for Adults, Seniors/Juniors/Military $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. For more information and updates log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or check out the official Facebook page.

Race Results:
Summer Thunder Sprint Series Race #12
Friday, August 2nd, 2019
Cottage Grove Speedway
Cottage Grove, Oregon

A-Feature: 1. Seth Bergman; 2. Tony Gaulda; 3. Devon Borden; 4. Colton Heath; 5. Kyle Miller; 6. Cam Smith; 7. Tyler Thompson; 8. Eric Fisher; 9. Bailey Sucich; 10. Tanner Holmes; 11. Lance Sargent; 12. Matt Hein; 13. John Stuart; 14. J.J. Hickle; 15. Hunter Stanley; 16. Duke Johnson; 17. Jake Wheeler; 18. Chris Bullock; DNS Cooper Desbiens

 

 

 

Westfall, Douglas, Bowersock pick up feature wins, while Anderson and Sherman crowned points champion at Limaland.

August 2nd, 2019
Lima, OH

by Gerry Keysor

Limaland Motorsports Park wrapped up the 2019 points season on Friday night with the 22nd Annual Points Championship presented by Alexander and Bebout. Lima's Tony Anderson prevailed as the 2019 Bud Thunderstock Track Champion for the 12th time, while Todd Sherman from Churubusco, Indiana was crowned track champion in the Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modifieds for the 7th time.

Kicking the night off were the Budweiser Thunderstocks in their 15 lap A Main. No. 7W Dan Wooten and No. 82 Chris Douglas would make up the front row, with Douglas grabbing the early lead. No. 7C Jordan Conover came into the night 24 points behind in the poionts battle and tried all he could do to close the gap. Conover would hound Douglas throughout the race, trying low and high lines to find a way to grab the win. Meanwhile No 463 Daniel Sanchez who came into the night leading the points chase over Tony Anderson by 6 points, suffered heartbreak when contact with another car cust down the left rear tire on his car, ending his night. Douglas would hold off Conover's advances to pick up the victory, No. J2 Rob Trent would finish 3rd, No 23 Casey Barr would finish 4th, and by virtue of his 5th place feature finish, TOny Anderson claimed his 12th Limaland track championship just 10 months after open heart surgery threatened to end his career.

Next up were the Non Wing Sprint Cars making their lone appearance for 2019 in a 25 lap feature. No 1H Korbyn Hayslett and No 2DI Dustin Ingle would lead the field to the initial green flag, but would have to relinquish the front row when the start was called back for firing too early. This handed the front row to Wapakoneta, Ohio's "Magic Man" Mike Miller in the No 82, and No. 21K Kody Swanson. Miller and Swanson would battle side by side for the first half lap, before Miller would settle to the bottom of the track and set sail. No. 33M Matt Westfall methodically picked his way to 2nd on lap 16 after starting 12th and began reeling in the leader in lapped traffic. It seemed that Westfall would come up just short, but was able to get an amazing run underneath Miller off of turn 4 on the final lap to grab the victory. Miller would finish 2nd, with No. 0 Steve Irwin 3rd, Swanson 4th and No. 18 Dallas Hewitt completing the top 5.

Wrapping up the night were the Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modifieds in their 20 lap A Main. No. 65 Todd Sherman, and No. 22T Tony Anderson would make up the front row, with Anderson grabbing the early lead. No. 95J Jerry Bowersock used the middle of the track to track down Anderson and grab the lead on lap 4. Anderson would stay close throughout the race, peeking uder Bowersock multiple times. Meanwhile, No. 3W Dylan Woodling began to charge to the front on the top of the racetrack, getting by No. 34X Shane O'Connor, and Sherman. As the laps wound down, Woodling would make a final charge, nipping Anderson at the line for 2nd. Anderson would finish 3rd with O'Connor 4th and by finishing 5th, Todd Sherman picked up his 7th Limaland Points Championship in the Northwest Physical Therapy Modifieds.

Limaland Motorsports Park closes out the season on Friday August 9th when Lock Sixteen Steakhouse and K&L Ready Mix present the 2019 Awards Celebration Night. Teams in the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders, Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modifieds, and Budweiser Thunderstocks will compete in special invitational races, followed by the 2019 Limaland Season Awards Banquet. Following the awards ceremony, the Bud Thunderstocks and Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modifieds will compete in the King of the Quarter Mile events presented by Lock Sixteen, and the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders will compete in their King of the Quarter Mile event presented by K&L Ready Mix. When the racing is all over, we invite all the fans to join us in the pit area for the 2019 Pit Party Celebration presented by the Ohio State Beauty Academy. Food and drinks provided, and no pit pass required to join in the celebration! This event has a special start time of 7:15 for racing action. Pit Gates will open at 4:30, Grandstand Gates at 5. Adults General Admission $15, Young Adults (Ages 11-15) – $7, Children 10 & Under – Free. Pit Pass (All ages) – $30

Limaland Motorsports Park - 8/2/2019
22nd Annual Limaland Points Championship presented by Alexander & Bebout

Bud Thunderstocks
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 Transfer)
1. 26-Justin Long; 2. J2-Rob Trent; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson; 4. 27-Frank Paladino; 5. 1-Chad Coleman; 6. OO-Brandon Pralle

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 Transfer)
1. 7C-Jordan Conover; 2. 82-Chris Douglas; 3. 23-Casey Barr; 4. 87-Andy Welch; 5. 89-Keith Shockency; 6. O1-Leighton Clift

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 Transfer)
1. 463-Daniel Sanchez; 2. 7W-Dan Wooten; 3. 11-Mason Bevard; 4. 17H-Devon Helmig; 5. 57-Jeffery Jessup; 6. 77-Corey Wooten

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 82-Chris Douglas[2]; 2. 7C-Jordan Conover[5]; 3. J2-Rob Trent[3]; 4. 23-Casey Barr[8]; 5. 22T-Tony Anderson[7]; 6. 87-Andy Welch[11]; 7. 27-Frank Paladino[10]; 8. 17H-Devon Helmig[12]; 9. OO-Brandon Pralle[16]; 10. 89-Keith Shockency[14]; 11. O1-Leighton Clift[17]; 12. 11-Mason Bevard[9]; 13. 1-Chad Coleman[13]; 14. 57-Jeffery Jessup[15]; 15. 7W-Dan Wooten[1]; 16. 77-Corey Wooten[18]; 17. 463-Daniel Sanchez[4]; 18. 26-Justin Long[6]

Non Wing Sprint Cars

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer)
1. 9N-Luke Hall; 2. 82-Mike Miller; 3. 2-Mike Galajda; 4. 60-Riley Vanhise; 5. 5M-Mike Moore; 6. 21B-Ryan Barr; 7. 49-Brian Ruhlman

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer)
1. 18-Dallas Hewitt; 2. 2DI-Dustin Ingle; 3. 99-Gage Etgen; 4. 24L-Lee Underwood; 5. 86-Rick Holley; 6. 25-Max Frank; 7. 19-Matt Cooley

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer)
1. 21K- Kody Swanson; 2. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett; 3. O-Steve Irwin; 4. 33M-Matt Westfall; 5. 23S-Landon Simon; 6. 71C-Barney Craig

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 33M-Matt Westfall[12]; 2. 82-Mike Miller[3]; 3. O-Steve Irwin[9]; 4. 21K- Kody Swanson[4]; 5. 18-Dallas Hewitt[5]; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[2]; 7. 49-Brian Ruhlman[19]; 8. 23S-Landon Simon[15]; 9. 2-Mike Galajda[7]; 10. 24L-Lee Underwood[11]; 11. 60-Riley Vanhise[10]; 12. 19-Matt Cooley[20]; 13. 99-Gage Etgen[8]; 14. 5M-Mike Moore[13]; 15. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[1]; 16. 86-Rick Holley[14]; 17. 21B-Ryan Barr[16]; 18. 71C-Barney Craig[18]; 19. 25-Max Frank[17]; 20. 9N-Luke Hall[6]

JOE TRENCA GRABS HIS FIRST PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR A-MAIN AT OUTLAW

Contact: Paul Harkenrider

(Dundee, NY) After several podium finishes throughout his career, Joe Trenca was finally able to get it done for his first career Patriot Sprint Tour A-Main win over Jordan Thomas and Jonathan Preston.

Trenca would lead all 25 laps and when it was all said and done, victory lane was packed with a lot of happy Trenca and Mucci family members.

“We have tried so hard and I have let the guys down a lot over the years” an emotional Trenca stated in victory lane. “I was actually happy for those cautions because the lap traffic was really tough but I felt good, I felt like I ran a really good race, although we probably should have won one of these things a long time ago, we got it done tonight.”

Trenca was fortunate to draw the outside pole and would start the 19 car field along side Darryl Ruggles. Trenca used the high line to his advantage to grab the early race lead. Ruggles would slide into the runner up but it was not long before fourth place starter Jordan Thomas would get by Ruggles for the two spot.

There would be multiple re-starts throughout the event and all of them were timed perfectly by Trenca as he would start low in four and shift up the high side to protect the high-flying Thomas entering turns one and two.

The gap would always come to a close when lap traffic would be encountered for Trenca and that is when Thomas would attempt to take over. However, Trenca was just too strong in clean air and was able to keep himself separated from the rest of the field.

With two laps remaining, Thomas had an opportunity entering turns one and two to pull along side Trenca but just could not clear him entering three and four. Trenca would go on to win his first ever A-Main over Jordan Thomas who had to settle for another podium finish for the second consecutive week. Jonathan Preston, who won in a non-sanctioned PST race earlier in the year would come home third, followed by Jared Zimbardi and Kyle Drum completing the top five.

Trenca was extremely emotional in victory lane and gave credit to everyone who supports his program week in and week out.

“I have to thank everyone in the pits tonight; all our family and friends, this one is awesome ” Trenca continued. “We just go back our Don Ott engine this week and everything was awesome on the restarts, couldn’t have been better.”

For Jordan Thomas, he continues to find himself on the podium for the third consecutive time.

“We are really finding our stride the last six races” Thomas commented. “The race track went from one extreme to another tonight but it was a good track. I just could not get it rolling on the starts and my motor was stumbling, I felt I had a better car maneuvering through the lap traffic but another caution would come out and hurt us.”

Jonathan Preston would finish on the podium and was happy to go forward after starting sixth.

“Cant complain at all, we got a heat win” Preston acknowledged “You just have to start up front, these guys are so competitive and we are all so close, its really tough when you have a lock down track like this.”

Dan Kuhn, Joe Trenca, and Jonathan Preston would win the heat races, and John Trenca, the younger brother of Joe would win his first ever Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash for Cash. Eric Kurtz was the Prestige Pool & Spa final finisher award recipient.

The tour now ventures for its only time in 2019 as they will be visiting Michaels Mercer Raceway on Saturday August 10 and Eriez Speedway on August 11.

For more information, please be sure to log onto www.patriotsprinttour.com and follow along on social media on facebook, twitter and Instagram.

Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

A-Main: 1) 98-JOE TRENCA (1) 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 22-Jonathan Preston 4) 35-Jared Zimbardi 5) 47-Kyle Drum 6) 67-Pete Richardson 7) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 8) 28f-Davie Franek 9) 22r-Mike Koehler 10) 99-John Trenca Jr 11) 17z-Josh Azzi 12) 48A-Alysha Bay 13) 121-Steve Glover 14) 99k-Dan Kuhn 15) 9-Kevin Carlson 16) 74-Eric Kurtz 17) 56-Billy VanInwegen 18) 20k-Edward Kelly 19) 16l-Roger Levesque

Heat 1: 1)99k-Dan Kuhn 2) 47-Kyle Drum 3) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 4) 16L-Roger Levesque 5) 121-Steve Glover 6) 74-Eric Kurtz 7) 10-Paulie Colagiovanni (DNS)

Heat 2: 1) 22-Jonathan Preston 2) 28f-Davie Franek 3) 22r-Mike Koehler 4) 35-Jared Zimbardi 5) 17z-Josh Azzi 6) 20K-Ed Kelly 7) 48a-Alysha Bay

Heat 3: 1) 98- Joe Trenca 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 99-John Trenca 4) 56-Billy VanInwegen 5) 9-Kevin Carlson 6) 67- Pete Richardson

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash For Cash: 1)99- John Trenca 2) 35-Jared Zimbardi 3) 56-Billy VanInwegen 4) 67-Pete Richardson 5) 121-Steve Glover 6) 16L-Roger Levesque

 

 

 

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA
August 2, 2019

360 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 12N, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (14), 15.993; 2. 9M, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Au (4), 16.049; 3. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Au (26), 16.133; 4. 14, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (28), 16.188; 5. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (20), 16.279; 6. 5H, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (2), 16.361; 7. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (36), 16.377; 8. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (17), 16.441; 9. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (10), 16.453; 10. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (3), 16.503; 11. 17WX, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (8), 16.597; 12. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (31), 16.629; 13. 4X, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (38), 16.646; 14. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (11), 16.662; 15. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (13), 16.675; 16. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (21), 16.759; 17. 5G, Curt Michael, Ocean View, DE (39), 16.782; 18. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (37), 16.782; 19. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Ca (22), 16.797; 20. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (7), 16.808; 21. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (32), 16.811; 22. 2KS, Jason Solwold, Mount Vernon, WA (23), 16.812; 23. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (51), 16.857; 24. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (46), 16.925; 25. 18R, Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC (33), 16.959; 26. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (25), 16.964; 27. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (53), 17.015; 28. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (48), 17.044; 29. 75AU, Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO (19), 17.055; 30. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (35), 17.062; 31. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (9), 17.068; 32. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (34), 17.095; 33. 23H, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (40), 17.124; 34. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (1), 17.156; 35. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (45), 17.164; 36. 19, Rob Weuve, Newton, IA (15), 17.205; 37. 22M, Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL (12), 17.247; 38. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (29), 17.289; 39. 14M, Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR (54), 17.296; 40. 74, Brodie Tulloch, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (27), 17.308; 41. 85, Dustin Daggett, Portland, MI (44), 17.342; 42. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (16), 17.368; 43. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (47), 17.418; 44. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (43), 17.442; 45. 87H, Matthew Howard, Lawrence, KS (24), 17.475; 46. 21P, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can (42), 17.498; 47. 22G, Bryan Grimes, Slater, MO (6), 17.597; 48. 2X, Tucker Doughty, Sunnyvale, TX (52), 17.605; 49. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (49), 17.659; 50. 07, Michael Bookout, Tulsa, OK (18), 17.808; 51. 51A, Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD (41), 18.016; 52. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (50), 18.24; 53. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (30), 19.075; 54. 40C, Luke Cochran, Springfield, NE (5), 17.507; 55. 6, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (55), No Time;
Heat 1, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Blake Hahn (2); 2. Joey Saldana (6); 3. AJ Moeller (1); 4. Colby Copeland (5); 5. Shane Golobic (4); 6. Scottie McDonald (3); 7. Seth Brahmer (7); 8. Robbie Price (10); 9. Dustin Daggett (9); 10. Rob Weuve (8);
Heat 2, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Josh Baughman (1); 2. James McFadden (6); 3. Jason Solwold (2); 4. Gio Scelzi (5); 5. Curt Michael (3); 6. Matt Juhl (4); 7. Matt Moro (7); 8. Shawn Murray (8); 9. Bryan Grimes (10); 10. Dan Henning (9);
Heat 3, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Clint Garner (1); 2. Austin McCarl (2); 3. Terry McCarl (4); 4. Jon Agan (3); 5. Scott Bogucki (6); 6. Ayrton Gennetten (5); 7. Matt Covington (9); 8. Tasker Phillips (8); 9. Randy Hannagan (7); 10. Tucker Doughty (10);
Heat 4, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Kyle Bellm (1); 2. Paul McMahan (6); 3. Kaleb Johnson (2); 4. Davey Heskin (5); 5. Alex Hill (3); 6. Dylan Westbrook (4); 7. Greg Wilson (10); 8. Jordon Mallett (8); 9. Nathan Mills (9); 10. John Anderson (7);
Heat 5, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Roger Crockett (1); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Harli White (5); 4. Christian Bowman (3); 5. McKenna Haase (4); 6. Willie Croft (7); 7. Brodie Tulloch (8); 8. Lance Moss (2); 9. Matthew Howard (9); 10. Michael Bookout (10);
C main, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Randy Hannagan (1); 2. Dustin Daggett (4); 3. Matthew Howard (7); 4. Rob Weuve (3); 5. Bryan Grimes (8); 6. Tucker Doughty (9); 7. Ben Woods (12); 8. Elliot Amdahl (11); 9. Dan Henning (5); 10. Luke Cochran (14); 11. John Anderson (2); 12. Glen Saville (13); 13. Nathan Mills (6); 14. Michael Bookout (10); 15. Frank Rodgers III (15);
Heat Non-Qualifiers, 0 Laps, No Time: 1. Elliot Amdahl (1); 2. Ben Woods (2); 3. Glen Saville (3); 4. Luke Cochran (4); 5. Frank Rodgers III (5);
B main, 12 Laps, No Time: 1. Scott Bogucki (1); 2. Matt Juhl (4); 3. Ayrton Gennetten (2); 4. Matt Moro (12); 5. Shane Golobic (3); 6. Dylan Westbrook (5); 7. McKenna Haase (6); 8. Tasker Phillips (15); 9. Matt Covington (18); 10. Willie Croft (13); 11. Scottie McDonald (7); 12. Greg Wilson (20); 13. Seth Brahmer (11); 14. Curt Michael (8); 15. Randy Hannagan (21); 16. Robbie Price (19); 17. Lance Moss (10); 18. Jordon Mallett (16); 19. Alex Hill (9); 20. Dustin Daggett (22); 21. Matthew Howard (23); 22. Shawn Murray (14); 23. Brodie Tulloch (17); 24. Rob Weuve (24);
A main, 20 Laps, No Time: 1. James McFadden (7); 2. Brian Brown (5); 3. Joey Saldana (8); 4. Austin McCarl (14); 5. Davey Heskin (2); 6. Paul McMahan (6); 7. Clint Garner (18); 8. Matt Juhl (22); 9. Colby Copeland (4); 10. Terry McCarl (9); 11. Harli White (1); 12. Josh Baughman (17); 13. Jon Agan (10); 14. Jason Solwold (13); 15. Blake Hahn (12); 16. Kyle Bellm (19); 17. Roger Crockett (20); 18. Christian Bowman (11); 19. Matt Moro (24); 20. AJ Moeller (16); 21. Scott Bogucki (21); 22. Ayrton Gennetten (23); 23. Gio Scelzi (3); 24. Kaleb Johnson (15);

 

 

Wise Nips Larson In USAC Midget Thriller; It's A Bright Night In 600's At Action Track USA

Packed House Witnesses Exciting Debut Of USAC National Midgets & 600 Speedweek Opener

Kutztown, PA (July31) - Sometimes a highly anticipated, eagerly awaited, much-hyped event does not live up to expectations. But, on some occasions, the event actually exceeds those expectations. Ain't it great when that happens?

It did happen on Wednesday, July 31, at Championship Energy Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds. The long awaited debut of the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Championship series not only lived up to its advanced hype, but the main event proved that everyone's belief and prognostication was correct: the mighty Midgets would put on one heckuva show at the Berks County oval. The largest crowd to ever attend an event at Action Track USA did not go home disappointed as the program sponsored by Belfor Property Restoration & Storm Chassis offered non-stop excitement from start to finish.

Sixteen-year-old Zeb Wise of Angola, IN fended off the challenges of non-other than NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series star Kyle Larson to win his second USAC National Midget feature...and both have come in the state of Pennsylvania.

Third-quickest in time trials, Wise rolled off fourth when the 30-lap main event went green. Pole sitter Chad Boat lost the lead on lap one to defending National Midget Champ Logan Seavey with Wise battling Tanner Thorson and quick-timer Tyler Courtney for third. A trio of early caution periods slowed the pace, but laps four through 27 were clean and green and intensely competitive.

Boat wrestled the top spot away from Seavey on the eighth trip around the clay. Wise dashed into the runner-up spot a few tours later, then snatched the lead from Boat. As Wise set the pace and began lapping cars, all eyes were glued to the beautiful, Ken Brenn throwback paint scheme on the No. 24 of Larson. "Yung Money" was charging, grabbing third position and then sliding Boat for second at the halfway mark of the race. Larson reeled in the leader and a cat-and-mouse battle ensued between Wise and the 16-time National Midget series winner.

Larson tried high and low and, of course, attempted numerous slide jobs to try and rattle the driver of the Driven To Save Lives, Clauson-Marshall No. 39BC. Wise maintained his composure and the lead through lap 28, and then the real fireworks began.

Larson blasted to the bottom of turns three and four as they headed for the white flag, then slid up in front of Wise as they exited the corner. Wise was ready for him, though, and simply crossed over to the inside lane and zipped back past the No. 24. Everyone in the facility knew what was coming on the final revolution, and Larson didn't let them down. Once again, he gassed his Keith Kunz, Curb/Agaganian, Ken Brenn Midget Masters No. 24 under Wise in turn three. He could not clear the No. 39BC, however, and drifted up to the inside of the leader. Wise bounced his right-rear tire off the wall and stood on the throttle, narrowly winning the drag race to the checkered flag and bringing the crowd to its feet.

“I told Kyle that I actually closed my eyes a few times there," said an elated Wise afterward. "I knew what was coming; what he was gonna do. And I just kept my foot in it off that last turn; I was either gonna crash or win.”

Larson was an oh-so-close runner-up, with Tuesday's winner at Grandview Speedway, Chris Windom, finishing third. Tanner Thorson recorded his second straight fourth-place finish and the current USAC National Midget point leader, Tyler Courtney, wound up fifth.

An amazing field of 78 entered the Hyper Racing 600 Speedweek portion of the program (presented by 600cc Performance). Six heats, three A-Qualifiers, and three B-Mains were necessary to pare down the large, star-studded field to the 24 drivers who started the A-Main sponsored by Rodota Trucking & Excavating. The entries included Kyle Larson, who drove a Ryan Greth, Driven Motorsports East Coast D-1 car in his first time back in a 600 Sprint in several years. Wednesday was also Larson's 27th birthday, and he spent it his way, by pulling double-duty at a dirt track.

Eddie Strada darted from the pole to lead the early laps with Tim Buckwalter hounding him all around the race track. Alex Bright and Jason Swavely diced for the third position before Bright scooted past Swavely, then ducked under Buckwalter to grab the runner-up slot. On the 11th circuit, the Collegeville, PA throttle-jockey muscled under Strada, then forged ahead to grab the point.

Strada and Buckwalter dueled for second as Tommy Kunsman navigated his way into fourth. Swavely, Brian Carber, and Colin White scuffled for fifth spot before the third and final yellow waved with five tours remaining.

On the restart, Bright, in the Rodota Trucking & Excavating No. 20 roared off, leaving Strada to play defense against Buckwalter in their battle for runner-up money. At the finish, it was Alex Bright cashing in for the $1,000 victory over Strada, Buckwalter, Kunsman, and Brian Carber.

RESULTS:

USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series (30 Laps) -- 1. Zeb Wise 2. Kyle Larson 3. Chris Windom 4. Tanner Thorson 5. Tyler Courtney 6. Logan Seavey 7. Andrew Layser 8. Jason McDougal 9. Kevin Thomas Jr. 10. Jerry Coons Jr 11. Tanner Carrick 12. Billy Pauch Jr. 13. Tucker Klaasmeyer 14. Chad Boat 15. Steven Drevicki 16. Karsyn Elledge 17. Alex Yankowski 18. Bobby Butler 19. Brett Conkling 20. Timmy Buckwalter 21. Alex Bright 22. Ethan Mitchell 23. Kameron Morral 24. Shawn Jackson.

Hyper Racing 600 Sprint Cars (25 Laps) -- 1. Alex Bright 2. Eddie Strada 3. Tim Buckwalter 4. Tommy Kunsman 5. Brian Carber 6. Colin White 7. Billy Pauch Jr. 8. Jason Swavely 9. Damon Paul 10. Christian Bruno 11. Jim Radney 12. John Josko 13. Jay Hartman 14. Aaron Bollinger 15. Jesse Maurer 16. Kenny Miller 17. Ryan Groff 18. Emerson Axsom 19. Joey Amantea 20. Chad Sandt 21. Nash Ely 22. Joe Kay 23. Bradley Brown 24. Aidan Borden.

DNQ: James Morris, Mikey Meyers, Colton Hardy, Sam Martz Jr., Rico Flammer, Kameron Morral, Kyle Larson, DJ Shuman, Johnny Boland, Ryan Timms, Paige Moss, Jarret Hjorth, Riley Emig, Eric Ankiewicz, Cale Mutter, Scott Slater, Cale Ross, Jarid Kunkle, Doug Snyder, Kole Kirkman, Mike Thompson, Matt Smith, Luke Thomas, Holden Eckman, Luke Shostkewitz, Matt Car, Zack Gorski, Fred Heinly, Stephen Weinch, Raelyn Moss, Timmy Lotz, Junio Ankiewicz, Tommy Scott Jr., John Crowder, Mike Linderman, Jacob Severn, Kyle Spence, Buddy Schweibinz, Richie Hartman, Joe Nemeth, Steven Snyder, Lou Cicconi, Tom Fraschetta, Jacob Balliet, Ryan Kunkle, John Barnett, Don Hess, Adrianna Delliponti, Tyler Lindsay, Billy Koch, Aidan Svanda, Autumn Ankiewicz, Austin Quick, Cole Bryson.

 

 

Jason Martin Masters URSS at Thayer County Speedway

Lonnie Wheatley, DESHLER, Neb. (July 31, 2019) – Jason Martin tuned up for this upcoming weekend’s Second Annual Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals by racing to victory lane in Wednesday night’s 25-lap United Rebel Sprint Series feature at Thayer County Speedway.

The Lincoln, Neb., resident by way of Liberal, Kan., pounced on teen Kyler Johnson for the lead on a lap two restart and then kept a closing Jake Bubak at bay over the closing rounds to secure his third series win of the year aboard the Midwest Linings/Trucks Plus No. 5x entry.

While Martin scored the win, Shane Sundquist was awarded runner-up honors after Bubak crossed the scales below the required minimum weight with Stu Snyder filling out the podium in third.

With Martin taking the green flag from the second row outside, Johnson outgunned pole starter Sundquist for the initial lead as Martin quickly moved into second before a lap two caution flew for a turn one skirmish that sent Toby Chapman to the pit area with race-ending damage.

Martin gunned past Johnson for the lead on the restart with the red flag flying one lap later for a turn four melee that ended the night for Tracey Hill, Ryan Jenkins, Zach Blurton and Shayle Bade.

Following a final caution with four laps the books, the final 21 rounds were contested in non-stop fashion with Martin working the topside of the track as Bubak clawed his way forward from fourth after starting fifth.

As Martin set a torrid pace, Bubak battled into third by the eighth round and then into second by the 16th circuit. Bubak cut into Martin’s lead over the closing rounds and made a bid for the point as the white flag flew only to fall short at the line and then come up light at the scales.

Adam Gullion rebounded from a mishap on the lap three restart to capture fourth behind Martin, Sundquist and Snyder at the stripe with Johnson rounding out the top five.

Hill, Bubak and Martin topped the night’s heat race action.

United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS)

Thayer County Speedway – Deshler, NE

July 31, 2019, Results:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 28-Tracey Hill, 2. 11-Luke Cranston, 3. 03-Shayle Bade, 4. 91-Adam Gullion, 5. 2J-Zach Blurton, 6. 12n-Neil Nickolite.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 74b-Jake Bubak, 2. 7x-Shane Sundquist, 3. 5-Stu Snyder, 4. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 5. 9-John Webster, 6. 36k-Rick Hansen.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 5x-Jason Martin, 2. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 3. 7-Toby Chapman, 4. 6-Ryan Jenkins, 5. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 6. 12-Tyler Drueke (DNS).

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 5x-Jason Martin, 2. 7x-Shane Sundquist, 3. 5-Stu Snyder, 4. 91-Adam Gullion, 5. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 6. 12-Tyler Drueke, 7. 12n-Neil Nickolite, 8. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 9. 9-John Webster, 10. 36k-Rick Hansen, 11. 11-Luke Cranston, 12. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 13. 28-Tracey Hill, 14. 6-Ryan Jenkins, 15. 2J-Zach Blurton, 16. 03-Shayle Bade, 17. 7-Toby Chapman, 18. 74b-Jake Bubak (DQ – Light at scales).

 

 

 

Blonde wins SOD feature, Briscoe gets first win in 600s
Ron Wilkes gets initial feature victory of season

By Greg Hildebrand

PLYMOUTH—Chad Blonde of Litchfield, Mich. won the Sprints on Dirt feature from the pole, the rest of the racing action was anything but predictable at Plymouth Speedway Saturday, July 27. Lap one of the SOD feature had a third of the field collected in turn two all but the original two cars involved were able to continue.

Jay Steinebach over rotated the 10xs coming to a stop low between turns 1 and 2 collecting Vickery, Ohio’s Frank Neill while the bulk of the field went high to avoid with a handful of cars all coming to a stop close to the wall.

Once everyone was pushed off and refired the field went 25 green flag laps with Blonde setting a blistering pace. Ryan Ruhl would gain three spots to finish second while Steve Irwin would drop one to round out the podium in third.

Plymouth’s Zane Devault would finish in the fifth spot and miss hard charger by one as Michael Schumacher would collect that honor with a 7th place finish from 15th.

CSR sprints will be back in action Saturday, Aug. 3 featuring Eli Lakin and Kyle Gunkel who both took advantage of the SOD show to get some extra laps on the track.

Next up was the topsy turvy 600 mini sprint feature with fifteen non-wing cars taking to the inner bull ring. Persistence paid off for Kokomo’s Billy Briscoe has he collected his first feature win. This event not only featured a first time winner but several cars got upside down including a couple of racers that are always a threat to be on the podium Jacob Ruppe and Bruce Clay. Clay was a single car incident late in the event, while Ruppe went upside down battling for second place about midway through the event.

Andy Hall had started on the front row lead the way for 17 of the 20 laps when a charging Ed Cleveland sent it into turn three possibly looking for a slide job on Hall. The aggressive move came up short sending Hall around coming to a stop in front of Kevin Hapner ending the night for both. Cleveland was sent to the rear of the lead lap cars on the restart for his part in the incident. Briscoe held off Cody Williams and Brenton Lamb the remaining couple of laps for the top step of his first podium. Abby Hohibein would maintain her fourth place starting spot to finish just off the podium and Chad Hartzell would collect the much coveted hard charger moving eight spots from 13th to fifth.

A scary moment in the UMP Modifieds had everyone holding their breath for an incident on the main stretch just under the starters stand. The luck of the draw would have the heavy hitters of the class all starting in the first couple rows in the feature with Derek Losh on the pole and Frank Marshall beside. Bradley Jameson would start third overtaking Marshall for second just a couple laps before the leaders started picking up the tail of the field. As Jameson was working lapped traffic he was overtaking a lapped car low out of turn four. The lapped car expected the leaders to pass high, they tangled and Jameson ended up on his lid. The field was red flagged as safety personnel attended to Jameson. Time seems to stand still during these moments and Jameson emerged from the wreck seemingly unscathed.

The field restarted with Losh out front Marshall in second. Bobby Stremme would get past Matt Michell to challenge Marshall for second. The two traded positions for the final five laps of the feature running side by side. In a side by side finish only separated by 6 thousands of a second Marshall squeaked out the position over Stremme. Mike Hohibein was lurking just behind these two to finish fourth gaining five spots from his ninth place start.

Super Streets made their return to the track and Ron Wilkes made a big statement in his return picking up the heat and feature wins in the 109 Pogue Racing special. Wilkes started on the front row next to Josh Elliott on the pole. Wilkes would quickly get the lead and hold it to the checkered flag. Kody Conner went on to finish second from his third starting spot and Calvin Peek Jr. moved up to third from seventh. Hard charger was Joe Spiewak finishing in fourth from a 12th place start.

Final feature of the evening was the Thunder Stocks with Clint Hall in the 8 on the pole and Nate Payton starting along side. Payton would maintain his position finishing second with RJ Akers charging hard to his third place finish. But the Thunder car class was owned by Austen Hubbard in the 114. He won both his heat and the feature starting fourth and fifth respectively. Wade Clemmons would be a factor early in the feature until his power plant went up in smoke ending his night premature.

Saturday, Aug. 3rd will feature the UMP Modifieds, CSR Sprints, Thunder Stocks and the non-wing 600 mini-sprints. Gates will open at 4 p.m., Hot Laps starting at 6 p.m. and Racing getting underway at 7 p.m. All this excitement will be available for $13 dollars for adults, kids 6-12 are $5 and 5 and under are always free.

Ollies Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions winged sprint cars will be at the Playground of Power on Saturday, Aug. 17. This series features Tony Stewart in the 410 and several other household names. Aaron Reutzel currently leads the series over Dale Blaney and Cory Eliason. Stewart won his second A main of the season last weekend over Rico Abreu and Christopher Bell at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa.

7/27/2019 at Plymouth Speedway

600cc Non Winged Micros

A Feature 1: 1. 38-Billy Briscoe, [5]; 2. 26-Cody Williams, [7]; 3. 21-Brenton Lamb, [9]; 4. 11H-Abby Hohlbein, [4]; 5. 57-Chad Hartzell, [13]; 6. 35-Noah Miller, [12]; 7. 45-Ed Cleveland, [8]; 8. 16-Bobby Blount, [15]; 9. 29-Kayla Cleveland, [14]; 10. 4-Bruce Clay, [3]; 11. 15-Andy Hall, [2]; 12. 23H-Kevin Hapner, [11]; 13. 12-Jacob Ruppe, [6]; 14. 99-Zachary Clark, [1]; 15. 83-Garett Goodwin, [10]

Heat 1: 1. 38-Billy Briscoe, 02:32.425[1]; 2. 12-Jacob Ruppe, 02:32.692[6]; 3. 99-Zachary Clark, 02:33.316[2]; 4. 26-Cody Williams, 02:33.382[4]; 5. 21-Brenton Lamb, 02:33.770[5]; 6. 23H-Kevin Hapner, 02:34.084[8]; 7. 57-Chad Hartzell, 02:34.315[7]; 8. 16-Bobby Blount, 02:34.315[3]

Heat 2: 1. 4-Bruce Clay, 06:07.738[2]; 2. 11H-Abby Hohlbein, 06:09.044[1]; 3. 15-Andy Hall, 06:10.251[8]; 4. 45-Ed Cleveland, 06:10.604[4]; 5. 83-Garett Goodwin, 05:26.970[7]; 6. 35-Noah Miller, 00:51.501[6]; 7. 29-Kayla Cleveland, 00:52.545[5]; 8. 18-Maddy Kinzer, 00:54.635[3]

Street Stocks

A Feature 1: 1. 114-Austen Hubbard, 09:36.803[5]; 2. 9-Nate Payton, 09:41.342[2]; 3. 14-RJ Akers, 09:41.839[6]; 4. 90-Lee Hall, 09:42.523[4]; 5. 21K-Jacob Kolwyck, 09:43.367[9]; 6. 8-Clint Hall, 09:46.401[1]; 7. 98-Lee Joseph Hall, 09:47.930[7]; 8. 54-Adam Boord, 09:48.348[8]; 9. G14-Greg Marlow, 09:52.282[10]; 10. 3-Shane Sanders, 07:11.118[11]; 11. 48C-Wade Clemmons, 02:37.486[3]

Heat 1: 1. 114-Austen Hubbard, 02:59.439[4]; 2. 9-Nate Payton, 03:01.082[1]; 3. 48C-Wade Clemmons, 03:03.202[2]; 4. 98-Lee Joseph Hall, 03:03.670[3]; 5. 21K-Jacob Kolwyck, 03:03.888[6]; 6. 3-Shane Sanders, 03:04.518[5]

Heat 2: 1. 14-RJ Akers, 02:57.312[1]; 2. 90-Lee Hall, 02:57.674[3]; 3. 8-Clint Hall, 03:00.630[2]; 4. 54-Adam Boord, 03:01.314[4]; 5. G14-Greg Marlow, 03:02.703[5]

Super Sports

A Feature 1: 1. 19-Ron Wilkes, 12:28.792[2]; 2. 12-Kody Conner, 12:29.501[3]; 3. 88-Calvin Peek Jr, 12:29.770[7]; 4. 28-Joe Spiewak, 12:30.207[12]; 5. 8-David Hurst, 12:30.831[4]; 6. 4J-Josh Elliott, 12:31.541[1]; 7. 1T-Tommy Sutton, 12:31.817[11]; 8. 48-Travis Wolford, 12:31.998[5]; 9. 1A-Kyle Anderson, 08:38.585[8]; 10. 12N-Jeremy Nordman, 12:32.734[14]; 11. 79-Mike Fincher, 12:33.277[9]; 12. 15-Bob McLean, 12:33.498[10]; 13. 76-Bobby Gash III, 00:52.360[15]; 14. 20X-John Rhoads, 00:52.360[6]

Heat 1: 1. 8-David Hurst, 02:44.009[2]; 2. 71-Justin VanDrunen, 02:45.517[1]; 3. 4J-Josh Elliott, 02:46.137[5]; 4. 20X-John Rhoads, 02:47.157[4]; 5. 1A-Kyle Anderson, 02:48.206[8]; 6. 15-Bob McLean, 02:48.599[3]; 7. 28-Joe Spiewak, 02:49.004[7]; 8. 12N-Jeremy Nordman, 02:51.134[6]

Heat 2: 1. 19-Ron Wilkes, 05:49.485[1]; 2. 12-Kody Conner, 05:50.145[5]; 3. 48-Travis Wolford, 05:50.570[7]; 4. 88-Calvin Peek Jr, 05:51.925[6]; 5. 79-Mike Fincher, 05:52.925[2]; 6. 1T-Tommy Sutton, 05:53.174[4]; 7. 1-Shaun Hunt, 05:02.456[3]; 8. 76-Bobby Gash III, 00:22.296[8]

UMP Modifieds

A Feature 1: 1. 21-Derek Losh, 22:22.940[1]; 2. 28M-Frank Marshall, 22:28.060[2]; 3. 53-Bobby Stremme, 22:28.066[5]; 4. 11H-Mike Hohlbein, 22:31.327[9]; 5. 2M-Matt Mitchell, 05:30.133[4]; 6. 00-Cameron Head, 22:33.366[7]; 7. 08-DJ Streeter, 22:36.484[11]; 8. 0-Garrett Jameson, 22:36.598[13]; 9. 14-Mark Shook, 22:21.708[6]; 10. J7-Joey Iliff, 22:25.520[10]; 11. 25M-Brian Mcfeeters, 20:32.833[12]; 12. 10-Bradley Jameson, 05:26.781[3]; 13. 77L-Darrell Lowe, 05:38.831[8]; 14. 84-Tom Grall, 05:25.148[14]

Heat 1: 1. 21-Derek Losh, 02:33.628[4]; 2. 53-Bobby Stremme, 02:37.479[2]; 3. 28M-Frank Marshall, 02:38.596[3]; 4. 00-Cameron Head, 02:39.352[5]; 5. 11H-Mike Hohlbein, 02:39.544[7]; 6. 08-DJ Streeter, 02:41.607[1]; 7. 0-Garrett Jameson, 02:43.019[6]

Heat 2: 1. 2M-Matt Mitchell, 03:02.155[2]; 2. 10-Bradley Jameson, 03:02.981[3]; 3. 14-Mark Shook, 03:03.776[1]; 4. 77L-Darrell Lowe, 03:05.911[6]; 5. J7-Joey Iliff, 03:06.501[4]; 6. 25M-Brian Mcfeeters, 03:13.688[7]

SOD Sprints

A Feature 1: 1. 5B-Chad Blonde, 31:03.198[1]; 2. 71H-Ryan Ruhl, 31:04.921[5]; 3. 0-Steve Irwin, 31:11.927[2]; 4. 27K-Jason Blonde, 31:12.569[6]; 5. 77-Zane Devault, 31:12.935[12]; 6. 4-Josh Turner, 31:02.944[4]; 7. 24-Michael Schumacher, 31:04.141[15]; 8. 39-Tyler Rankin, 31:04.673[10]; 9. 70-Eli Lakin, 31:06.261[8]; 10. 19-Brett Mann, 31:08.281[14]; 11. 77D-Jefferey DeVault, 31:05.755[9]; 12. 52-Zac Broughman, 31:11.257[13]; 13. 75-Kyle Gunkel, 24:01.848[11]; 14. 10XS-Jay Steinebach, [3]; 15. 88N-Frank Neill, [7]

Heat 1: 1. 10XS-Jay Steinebach, 03:04.785[1]; 2. 27K-Jason Blonde, 03:06.139[4]; 3. 5B-Chad Blonde, 03:07.124[2]; 4. 88N-Frank Neill, 03:08.331[3]; 5. 77D-Jefferey DeVault, 03:11.216[5]; 6. 75-Kyle Gunkel, 03:12.563[6]; 7. 52-Zac Broughman, 03:13.571[7]

Heat 2: 1. 4-Josh Turner, 05:03.980[2]; 2. 0-Steve Irwin, 05:04.796[3]; 3. 71H-Ryan Ruhl, 05:05.905[4]; 4. 70-Eli Lakin, 05:10.613[1]; 5. 39-Tyler Rankin, 05:11.334[5]; 6. 77-Zane Devault, 05:11.539[7]; 7. 19-Brett Mann, 05:12.793[6]; 8. 24-Michael Schumacher, 05:13.962[8]

 

 

CUMMINS CONTINUES IN COMMAND AT TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY

Haubstadt, IN - July 27, 2019 - Saturday night’s Indiana Sprint
Week Finale at Tri-State Speedway quickly turned into a dual between
two local drivers. The 30 lap A Main was a speed fest with Stephen
Schnapf of Newburgh setting a blistering pace out front while Kye
Cummins of Princeton took up the chase after starting fifth. Schnapf
started on the outside pole and led until the 27th lap. Cummins
passed him as the two negotiated the first turn. Cummins continued
in the lead to win the event. His margin of victory was 1.6 seconds
over Schnapf.
Cummins was at the wheel of the Hank Byram owned Rock Steady Sprinter
wrenched by Tim Spindler. Cummins described the contest with Schnapf
as unbelievable. Schnapf picked his way through lapped traffic.
Cummins noted that the lapped traffic was where he needed to run to
catch Schnapf. But he found the opportunity and had the car to
complete the pass. It was Cummins fourth sprint car win in four
attempts at Tri-State Speedway this season. He remains undefeated
while racing in feature events at Haubstadt in 2019. It was also his
second win this season during Indiana Sprint Week.
Justin Grant would finish third. He was also the overall fastest
qualifier with a lap of 13.539 seconds. Chase Stockon settled for
fourth place after holding second spot for the first ten laps. Brady
Bacon was fifth and set the mark to become the Hard Charger after
starting 15th in the 24 car field.
C. J. Leary had the seat of honor as the 2019 Indiana Sprint Week
Champion. He was center stage during post race ceremonies in the
promised Bridgeport rocking chair. Leary was consistent all week in
compiling top ten finishes. Leary finished 10th at the finale to add
to his other top finishes including 2 seconds, 3 thirds, a fourth,
and a sixth. Leary drives for Reinbold/Underwood Racing based in
Arizona.
Other top ten feature finishers included Jarett Andretti in sixth
followed by Brody Roa, Kendall Ruble, and Jason McDougal. Josh
Hodges won the 12 lap Semi feature. Donny Brackett took the last
transfer spot in finishing sixth in the Semi. He had won the C Main
minutes earlier to earn a 15th starting spot in that Semi.
The four preliminary USAC heat races were won by Justin Grant,
Stephen Schnapf, Tyler Courtney, and Chayse Hayhurst.
Brandon McDowell won the UMP Open Wheel Modified feature. It was his
second feature victory in a row at Tri-State Speedway this season.
The first place check was worth a thousand dollars. Mc Dowell was
the most fortunate of the race leaders. Dustin Beck led the first
four laps before losing the lead to Stan Beadles. Beadles could not
avoid a spinning car about to be lapped and had to retire to the
infield with front end damage. Beck reassumed the lead but it was
short lived as his car was damaged in a collision between turns one
and two. McDowell was in control of the race.
Tyler Weiss overtook Everett Bradham to earn the runner-up honors.
The checkered flag was quickly replaced with the yellow as cars
crashed in the fourth turn on the final lap. Zach Fair and Don
Brantley rounded out the top five. Brantley also won the first heat
after setting fast time. Dustin Beck and Stan Beadles took the other
two heat races.
The next event at Tri-State Speedway will be the Hoosier Sprint
Nationals on August 10th. The feature for MSCS Sprints pays $5,000
to win. The winged 305 Race Saver Sprints and UMP Open Wheel
Modifieds will also be on the program.
Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway.

RACE SUMMARY
INDIANA SPRINT WEEK, Round 8 (Finale)
Tri-State Speedway at Haubstadt, IN
July 27, 2019

USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT CARS:
(40 Entries)

Fastest Qualifier Overall - 4 Justin Grant, 13.539 seconds

First Heat - 4 Justin Grant, 91 Brody Roa, 28 Brandon Mattox, 75 Dustin
Christie
_____
Second Heat - 61m Stephen Schnapf, 32 Chase Stockon, 5G Chris Windom,
_____7 Critter Malone
Third Heat - 7BC Tyler Courtney, 3R Kyle Cummins, 50 Tony DiMattia,
_____18 Jarett Andretti
Fourth Heat -20 Chayse Hayhurst, 69 Brady Bacon, 19az C.J. Leary,
_____71p Jason McDougal
C Main - 4B Donny Brackett, 6 Mario Clouser, 54 Trey Gropp, 17C Dave Darland
_____
Semi Feature - 74x Josh Hodges, 17 Kendall Ruble, 52 Isaac Chapple, 5k
Kent Schmidt,
_____5m Max Adams, 4B Donny Brackett

Feature (30 Laps) - 3R Cummins, 61m Schnapf, 4 Grant, 32 Stockon, 69 Bacon,
_____18 Andretti, 91 Roa, 17 Ruble, 71p McDougal, 18az Leary, 7BC Courtney,
_____ 5M Adams, 7C Malone, 52 Chapple, 21 Short, 19 Thomas Jr., 20 Hayhurst,
_____ 4B Brackett, 28 Mattox, 74x Hodges, 5G Windom, 5K Schmidt, 50 DiMattia,
_____ 75 Christie

UMP OPEN WHEEL MODIFIEDS:
(23 Entries)

Fastest Qualifier Overall - 5B Don Brantley, 15.645 seconds

First Heat - 5B Don Brantley, 21H Michael Hussmann, 188 Andy Elliott,
_____ 35s Matthew Smith, 87 Samatha Beadles, 71 Ricky Frasure, 81 Mark Cole,
_____ 78 Scott Maasberg
Second Heat - 75 Dustin Beck, 18 Brandon McDowell, 95z Zach Fair,
_____ 37 Everett Bradhan, 91K Jason Kibby, 17T Michael Tarlton, 42 Roger
Mills,
_____ 15 Brandon Justus
Third Heat - 84 Stan Beadles, 50 Tyler Weiss, 55 Justin Jones, 41 Lance
Foreman,
_____ 81c Chris Cole, 42K Neal Kramer, 270 Cody Downs
Feature (25 Laps) - 18 Mc Dowell, 50 Weiss, 37 Bradham, 95z Fair, 5B
Brantley,
_____ 55 Jones, 21H Hussmann, 188 Elliott, 41 Foreman, 35s Smith, 81c C Cole,
_____ 91K Kibby, 15 Justus, 81 M Cole, 270 Downs, 78 Maasberg, 17T Tarlton,
_____ 42K Kramer, 75 Beck, 84 Stan Beadles, 87 Samatha Beadles, 42 Mills,
71 Frasure


 

 

Wagner Victorious At The Ridge

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

Fultonville, NY (7/29/19) – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series completed their second double header weekend Sunday night with the final visit of the season to the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. The Fultonville quarter mile would produce another first time winner in 2019. That winner would be Dana Wagner.

The event was the eighth round of the season and the third round of the Kennedy’s of Troy Northway 90 Challenge Mini-Series.

Josh Flint and Jerry Sehn led the field down to the green flag with Flint grabbing the early lead. Flint’s night almost came to an end early on when Justin Mills broke heading into turn three on lap one. Flint spun to avoid but was able to hold on to his position as he was not the reason for the caution flag.

When racing resumed Flint would remain out front with third place starter Dana Wagner closing in. A lap 21 restart for Cory Sparks would set up a four lap dash to the finish. Wagner would apply pressure to Flint but could not get past. Flint would take the checkered flag over Wagner.

Following the event, there was a technical rules violation involving the Brandon Wright Motorsports machine piloted by Flint. Wagner would be declared the race winner over Sehn, Dalton Herrick, Emily VanInwegen and Darryl Ruggles. Heat races for the 16 car field were won by VanInwegen and Wagner.

The Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher Award went to Mike Van Pelt, the Midstate Basement Authorities First Car Out Award went to Justin Mills, the Maguire Family of Dealerships Magnificent Move of the Race Award went to VanInwegen and the Powder Tech Powder Coatings Hard Charger Award went to John Scarborough (12th to 8th).

The 2019 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series is back in action on Friday August 9th at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, New York.

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

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, Midstate Basement Authorities, Maguire Family of Dealerships, A-Verdi Storage Containers, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Kennedy’s Towing, Algonkin Motel, Powder Tech Powder Coatings, Magsarus Ignition’s, Pro Fab Engineering, Just Signs & Designs, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc., Country Service Center.

Round #8 – Glen Ridge Motorsports Park (Kennedy’s of Troy Northway 90 Mini-Series) - A-Main Finish (25 Laps) – Dana Wagner, Jerry Sehn, Dalton Herrick, Emily VanInwegen, Darryl Ruggles, Jeff Trombley, John Scarborough, Mark Taylor, Mike VanPelt, Cory Sparks, Thomas Radivoy, Alysha Bay, Billy VanInwegen, Matt Priscott, Justin Mills, Josh Flint

 

 

Duke sweeps PASS weekend

Selinsgrove’s Ken Duke Jr. capped a perfect racing weekend with a late pass for the lead and his second straight hometown victory in Saturday’s 20-lap PA Sprint Series feature at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The Selinsgrove win followed Duke’s victory Friday night at Clinton County Motor Speedway and was his seventh of the year in PASS/IMCA competition; he also has won with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series.

Duke leads both the Pennsylvania and national IMCA/RaceSaver Sprint Series point standings.

“The track didn’t slick off quite as much as I thought it would for the feature,” Duke said in victory lane, “so we were a little tight at the beginning, but the longer we ran, the better we got.

“Those guys started coming back to me a little bit, and my eyes got a little bit bigger, and we went after them, and we were lucky enough to pull it off.”

“Those guys” referred to in Duke’s comments were pole-sitter Tyler Reinhardt, outside front-row starter Kruz Kepner and veteran Keith Prutzman, who were all involved in the battle for the lead.

Reinhardt (Elmer, N.J.; Absolute Air Heating & Cooling/Safeguard Property Solutions/Hurst Motorsports #4), making only his second start of the year (and no relation to the night’s 360 sprint winner – and former PASS competitor – Kyle Reinhardt), led for most of the race, although he was challenged early by Kepner (Winfield; Good’s Construction/Stahl’s Garage/Hill Top Lawn Care #19) and then Prutzman (Hamburg; Buck Rubs Gentlemen’s Club/McKeansburg Bar & Restaurant #28).

Kepner ran second for the first six laps before Prutzman and then Duke got past him, and then the rookie hit the outside wall in the second turn, bringing out the caution and ending his night.

The remaining three contenders battled until lap 12, when Duke got around Prutzman for second. A late caution for Wally Eshenaur (Linglestown; RL Snyder Electric/KR McDonald High Tech Metals/Eshenaur’s #4W) brought out a final caution by stopping on the track after tagging the wall exiting turn four. While that was happening, Duke (Fairfield Chevrolet/Apache Tree Service/sprintcarunlimited #67) got by Reinhardt and never looked back, stretching his wining margin to 4.035 seconds by the checkered flag.

Reinhardt and Prutzman held onto second and third, with Devin Adams (Lebanon; Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/Adams Auto Sales/Garden Spot Auto Auction #99A) finishing fourth and Doug Dodson (Middletown; PowerMist Racing Fuels/Crockett Log Homes; Fastener Specialties #20) fifth.

Completing the Top 10 were Dave Brown (Aston; #44), Cale Reigle (Newport; Don’s Performance Corner/Holley’s Outdoor Solutions #99), Dylan Proctor (Lock Haven; Randy Sterling Trucking/M. Teats Transport/Sprint Fleet Services #92), Larry McVay (Bordentown, N.J.; #83) and Landon Price (Fleetwood; Steak-Umm/Swavley’s Lawn & Turf/Givlar’s Trailer Sales #69).

Heats for the 32-car field were won by Dodson, Reinhardt, Prutzman and Adams, with the B-Main won by Domenic Melair (Warrington; Glen Del Labradors #55).

In the final heat race, Jaremi Hanson (Dillsburg; Harrisburg Heat/Blazer’s Body Shop #36) crashed hard into the frontstretch wall after contact with another car on the start. Hanson was checked out in the track ambulance and released.

The weekend’s Hard Charger Award went to Dave Brown, who advanced 12 spots (18th to 6th) during the Selinsgrove feature.

This Saturday, PASS will be joined at BAPS Motor Speedway by the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series for a co-sanctioned IMCA/RaceSaver race. Super Sportsman cars, late models, street stocks and extreme stocks also will be on the program for Auto Racing Club of Hagerstown night. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Results from Selinsgrove Speedway, July 27, 2019.

HEAT 1 – 1. 20-Doug Dodson; 2. 99-Cale Reigle; 3. 75-Dylan Shatzer; 4. 38-Larry McVay; 5. 17K-Kyle Keen; 6. 55-Domenic Melair; 7. 79-Ian Cumens; 8. 51-Dave Graber.

HEAT 2 – 1. 4-Tyler Reinhardt; 2. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 3. 71-Josh Spicer; 4. 69-Landon Price; 5. 44X-Dave Brown; 6. 2-Erin Statler; 7. 107-Colton Hoover; 8. 21M-Cassandra Minium.

HEAT 3 – 1. 28-Keith Prutzman; 2. 19-Kruz Kepner; 3. 56-Jake Frye; 4. 80-Dave Wickham; 5. 19B-Will Brunson; 6. 24-Dan Leaper; 7. 10-Jake Waters; 8. 55B-Rick Romig.

HEAT 4 – 1. 99A-Devin Adams; 2. 92-Dylan Proctor; 3. 53-Jimmy White; 4. 5W-Wally Eshenaur; 5. 46-Mike Alleman; 6. 00-Lawrence Jewell; 7. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 8. 88-Fred Arnold.

B-Mail – 1. 55-Domenic Melair; 2. 19B-Will Brunson; 3. 79-Ian Cumens; 4. 2-Erin Statler; 5. 51-Dave Graber; 6. 107-Colton Hoover; 7. 00-Lawrence Jewell; 8. 21M-Cassandra Minium. DNS -- 55B-Rick Romig; 10-Jake Waters; 36-Jaremi Hanson; 88-Fred Arnold.

FEATURE – 1. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 2. 4-Tyler Reinhardt; 3. 28-Keith Prutzman; 4. 99A-Devin Adams; 5. 20-Doug Dodson; 6. 44X-Dave Brown; 7. 99-Cale Reigle; 8. 92-Dylan Proctor; 9. 38-Larry McVay; 10. 69-Landon Price; 11. 56-Jake Frye; 12. 75-Dylan Shatzer; 13. 80-Dave Wickham; 14. 46-Mike Alleman; 15. 53W-Jimmy White; 16. 17K-Kyle Keen; 17. 79-Ian Cumens; 18. 51-Dave Graber; 19. 2-Erin Statler; 20. 55-Domenic Melair; 21. 107-Colton Hoover; 22. 19B-Will Brunson; 23. 24-Dan Leaper; 24. 5W-Wally Eshenaur; 25. 71-Josh Spicer; 26. 19-Kruz Kepner. DNQ – 10-Jake Waters; 88-Fred Arnold; 55B-Rick Romig; 21M-Cassandra Minium; 36-Jaremi Hanson; 00-Lawrence Jewell.

 

 

Dylan Westbrook Finally Gets It Done In the States By Winning the Outlaw Summer Nationals, worth $4000
Contact: Paul Harkenrider

(Dundee, NY) After always heading back to Scotland, ON with second and third place runs, Dylan Westbrook can finally say he is a Patriot Sprint Tour A-Main Winner on the American side scoring the second annual Outlaw Summer Nationals event.
Westbrook went green to checkered in 8 minutes and 46 seconds for the win but it was not easy having to hold off another young driver in Paulie Colagiovanni.
“This win was real tough” said a very exhausted yet relieved Westbrook. “You try to go slow as you can to keep the tires underneath you but you still want to go fast, I could hear someone behind me so you had to hit your marks but the slower you go actually makes you a lot faster.”
Westbrook was fortunate to draw the pole along side Billy VanInwegen who was coming off a win Friday night at the Freedom Motorsports Park and the two would bring the 26 car field to the green with Westbrook immediately taking command with fourth place starter Davie Franek sliding into the second spot.
Franek appeared to be a threat early but that was until Colagiovanni who started fifth continued to move forward and got by Franek on lap ten.
Seventh starter Jared Zimbardi also continued to make head way by also getting into the top five. The second half of race was focused on the race lead as Colagiovanni would attempt several different racing lanes to get by Westbrook but could not get it done. Lap traffic played a key role as well for both drivers as it was a determinant on where to enter the corners.
With two laps to go, Colagiovanni would drive hard into turn one but would get a little bit out of control allowing Westbrook to build back up his race lead with the white flag coming out. Westbrook would lead all 30 laps with Colagiovanni settling for second followed by Jordan Thomas, Jared Zimbardi and Joe Trenca completing the top ten.
For Westbrook, he finally got the American Monkey off his back and picked up his first win in New York after so many tries.
“We have always had real close finishes In the states” Westbrook mentioned. “So many times we were leading and got passed on the last lap but to finally win one, it is awesome!”
For Colagiovanni, another podium finish for the Marcellus NY driver at Outlaw and he talks about going for the race lead with two to go.
“I kept changing up my racing line and running through the bumps seeing if I can get a little bit of brown to get by him” the 18 year old explained. “It was rubbered up in three and four so there was nothing you could do there. Dylan is a really good driver and I think the lap traffic got the best of us today.”
Jordan Thomas finishes on the podium for the second consecutive year In the Outlaw Summer Nationals and was quite surprised how good the car came in the last third of the race.
“It was fun out there, I didn’t know we were going to be that good” Thomas admitted. “After we got by Franek, the car started rolling and then we started catching Paulie and Dylan where I think we had something for them maybe if those lap cars didn’t try racing the leaders.”
This was Westbrook’s second career Patriot Sprint Tour win and his first in two seasons since Ohsweken in 2017.
Jason Barney, Billy VanInwegen, and Jordan Thomas were the heat race winners while Shawn Donath won the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash for Cash.
The series returns to Outlaw for the second consecutive week this Friday, August 2 in conjunction with NASCAR being at Watkins Glen. Some surprised drivers are expected to be in attendance
For more information, as always follow along on Patriot Sprint Tour facebook, twitter, and Instagram.
A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results
26 Entries
A-Main: 1) DYLAN WESTBROOK (1) 2) 10c-Paulie Colagiovanni 3) 79-Jordan Thomas 4) 35-Jared Zimbardi 5) 98-Joe Trenca 6) 28f-Davie Franek 7) 9-Josh Pieniazek 8) 90-Matt Tanner 9) 56-Billy VanInwegen 10) 10-Jeff Cook 11) 45-Chuck Hebing 12) 53-Shawn Donath 13) 87-Jason Barney 14) 10h-Kelly Hebing 15) 14b-Brett Wright 16) 22-Jonathan Preston 17) 36-Kyle Moffit 18) John Trenca 19) 121-Steve Glover 20) 22r-Mike Koehler 21) 99k-Dan Kuhn 22) 67-Pete Richardson 23) 17z-Josh Azzi 24) 33-Lacey Hansen 25) 16L- Roger Levesque 26) 23-Tyler Cartier
Lap Leaders: Westbrook 1-30
Heat 1: 1) 87-Jason Barney 2) 10c-Paulie Colagiovanni 3) 9-Josh Pieniazek 4) 10h-Kelly Hebing 5) 10-Jeff Cook 6) 22-Jonathan Preston 7) 99-John Trenca 8) 99k-Dan Kuhn 9) 45-Chuck Hebing
Heat 2: 1) 56-Billy VanInwegen 2) 28f-Davie Franek 3) 47x-Dylan Westbrook 4) 53-Shawn Donath 5) 98-Joe Trenca 6) 17z-Josh Azzi 7) 67-Pete Richardson 8) 16l-Roger Levesque 9) 121-Steve Glover
Heat 3: 1) 79-Jordan Thomas 2) 35-Jared Zimbardi 3) 22r-Mike Koehler 4) 36-Kyle Moffit 5) 90-Matt Tanner 6) 14b-Brett Wright 7) 33v-Lacey Hansen 8) 23-Tyler Cartier
Bonnell Dash For Cash: 1) 53-Shawn Donath 2) 10-Kelly Hebing 3) 90-Matt Tanner 4) 9-Josh Pienazek 5) 36-Kyle Moffitt 6) 22r-Mike Koehler

 

Matt Farnham Races To Second Straight Action Sprint Tour Victory at Merrittville

By Clayton Johns, with files from Steven Petty

THOROLD, Ont. (July 27, 2019) – Third-starting Matt Farnham of Tonawanda, NY used an outside move to get past both Baily Heard and Jacob Dykstra on lap 12 and paced the remaining eight laps to score his second win in five days. Farnham also won at Ohsweken Speedway’s Northern Summer Nationals on Tuesday night.

“Its been a good week with the win at Ohsweken and to back it up here at Merrittville is pretty awesome,” stated an elated Farnham in victory lane.

Baily Heard and Jacob Dykstra brought the field of 20 cars to the green flag for the Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com’s third visit of the season to Merrittville. The field was eager to try and knock Beamsville’s Josh Hansen from the top step of the podium after he won both of the events earlier this season.

On the initial start, Liam Martin, Darren Dryden, and Steven Beckett came together in turn one, with Martin the only driver unable to continue. The second attempt at the original start saw Heard jump into the lead. Meanwhile, 12th-starting Ryan Hunsinger was already up to fourth by lap four before he spun in turn one to bring out the caution.

The ensuing restart saw Heard and Farnham lead the field. The duo pulled away from the field as Hunsinger spun again in turn four to bring out the race’s third caution. On the lap seven restart, Heard continued to pace the field with Dykstra moving to take second away from Farnham.

On lap 10, Dykstra took the lead from Baily, but it was short-lived time in the number one spot. Using the outside groove on lap 12, Farnham was able to work past both Heard and Dykstra to take the lead. Dykstra’s night came to an end shortly after as he slowed off turn two.

Farnham pulled away from the field over the remaining eight laps to score his second win of the week. Current tour point leader Josh Hansen chased Farnham to a runner-up finish, while fifth-starting Paul Klager claimed the final spot on the podium. Heard and Lucas Smith rounded out the top-five.

“We had a solid finish tonight and a good points night on the tour,” said Hansen, who’s second-place result was his fifth podium finish in six starts on the tour this season.

During preliminary action, Brian Nanticoke, Steven Beckett and Liam Martin claimed heat race victories. With 20 cars signed in for competition, no B-Main was required.

The Action Sprint Tour’s 2019 campaign will take a two week break before resuming action on Sunday, August 11 at Humberstone Speedway. Race time is 6:30pm and additional event information can be found at www.HumberstoneSpeedway.com. The tour will then head east to Brighton Speedway on August 18 before crowning its 2019 champion during the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway on September 14. For more information on the Action Sprint Tour, including a full break down of the Series’ 2019 point fund and race purses as well as series rules, visit www.ActionSprintTour.com.

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Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Race Report
July 27, 2019
Merrittville Speedway – Merrittville, Ontario, Canada
Total Entries – 20

Entry List
No. Name – Hometown
08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, Ont.
1eh Paul Klager – Beamsville, Ont.
3b Blaine Barrow – Welland, Ont.
5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ont.
7f Matt Farnham – Tonawanda, NY, USA
9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ont.
12 Brad Herron – Waterford, Ont.
14T Noelle Teal – Hagersville, Ont.
19d Allan Downey – Waterloo, Ont.
20 Johnny Miller – Six Nations, Ont.
28 Jordan Hill – Ohsweken, Ont.
29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ont.
29w Tyler Ward – Woodstock, Ont.
43 Darren Dryden – Freelton, Ont.
49h Jerry Hill – Hagersville, Ont.
49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, Ont.
52r Ryan Hunsinger – Caledonia, Ont.
70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, Ont.
83 Spencer Davis – Scotland, Ont.
88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ont.

A-Feature (20 laps)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 7F-Matt Farnham, [3]; 2. 88H-Josh Hansen, [7]; 3. 1EH-Paul Klager, [5]; 4. 70-Bailey Heard, [1]; 5. 49L-Lucas Smith, [9]; 6. 19-Allan Downey, [15]; 7. 12-Brad Herron, [10]; 8. 28-Jordan Hill, [16]; 9. 08-Steven Beckett, [4]; 10. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [20]; 11. 83-Spencer Davis, [11]; 12. 20-Johnny Miller, [14]; 13. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [18]; 14. 14-Noelle Teal, [17]; 15. 29W-Tyler Ward, [19]; 16. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [2]; 17. R52-Ryan Hunsinger, [12]; 18. 43-Darren Dryden, [13]; 19. 29-Liam Martin, [6]; (DQ) 49H-Jerry Hill, [8]
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Baily Heard 1-9; Jacob Dykstra 10-11; Matt Farnham 12-20
Hard Charger – Brian Nanticoke +10 (20th to 10th)
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEzk-tBpIaQ&fbclid=IwAR134h22-RJtCziN6hjrEfDRY0wcr1inx-q5Bt2dY4qBfA7OmGwUTPWncnQ

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
DQ. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [2]; 2. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [3]; 3. 7F-Matt Farnham, [6]; 4. 88H-Josh Hansen, [1]; 5. 12-Brad Herron, [7]; 6. 43-Darren Dryden, [5]; 7. 28-Jordan Hill, [4]
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvCK98Oc90I&fbclid=IwAR1wePMCmkzItDUVKcHlfI7pcOgEmWQUho24YRMRZRu9x2nOhVkR_kQk5oE

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 08-Steven Beckett, [1]; 2. 1EH-Paul Klager, [2]; 3. 49H-Jerry Hill, [4]; 4. 83-Spencer Davis, [3]; 5. 20-Johnny Miller, [7]; 6. 14-Noelle Teal, [5]; 7. 29W-Tyler Ward, [6]
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJXSjrUwTcI&fbclid=IwAR3CF8hmeny635AGsxjHQz4MSnbl1QFteYEB8VJPC5vd-l920caYneW-Wec

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 29-Liam Martin, [1]; 2. 70-Bailey Heard, [4]; 3. 49L-Lucas Smith, [3]; 4. R52-Ryan Hunsinger, [2]; 5. 19-Allan Downey, [5]; 6. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [6]
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMeu0l3uBHw&fbclid=IwAR00KQajX1RsFwqfar7GCEpCycKkHNEvlgj4G-DDW7pmLh33hNEb8HglziA

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2019 Action Sprint Tour Schedule

Mon. May 20 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Josh Hansen
Sun. June 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, On – Rained Out
Sat. June 8 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway – Merlin, Ont. – Winner: Liam Martin
Mon. July 1 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Josh Hansen
Sun. July 14 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Steven Beckett
Tue. July 23 – Ohsweken Speedway – Six Nations, Ont. – Winner: Matt Farnham
Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner – Matt Farnham
Sun. August 11 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont.
Sat. August 17 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont.
Sat. September 14 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA
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Facebook: www.facebook.com/ActionSprintTour
Twitter: @ActionSprints

About the Action Sprint Tour: The Action Sprint Tour is a travelling Winged Sprint Car Series based in Ontario, Canada. The cars on the Action Sprint Tour are powered by GMC 602 Crate Motors modified specifically to fit a Sprint Car chassis. The Series ran its inaugural season in 2018 and in 2019 will run 10 races at five different Ontario tracks. Drivers will compete for a point fund and bonuses totaling $10,000. For additional information, including rules, event purse and series point fund, visit the Action Sprint Tour official website at www.ActionSprintTour.com.

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DAVE BLANEY EMERGES VICTORIOUS AFTER A THRILLING 3-CAR DUEL FOR 2ND "410" SPRINT CAR WIN; SCHNEIDER REPEATS IN STOCKS; CAREER 1ST SHARON WIN FOR DEMATTIA IN ELITE ECONO MODS; HOLDEN ENDS 2-YR WINLESS DROUGHT IN RUSH MODS


by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH July 27, 2019 After a week off for the Trumbull County Fair and a rain out, Sharon Speedway on Saturday night was able to complete their first show since the ultra-successful "Lou Blaney Memorial" back on July 6. Picking up victories and celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane on Texas Roadhouse Night were Dave Blaney-Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars, Chris Schneider-Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Dustin Demattia-Elite Series for the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods, and Kole Holden-HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods. Also, Amelia Clay won the "Wheelman" Non-Winners race presented by Ohio Intra Express and C&R Tire for the RUSH Mods, while Randy White and Sam Darby copped the two Junior Sprint feature wins. There were 106 race cars plus a record 15 Junior Sprints in the pits.

On June 29, Dave Blaney picked up his season's first win- milestone #30 for his career at Sharon Speedway in the "410" Sprint Cars. The following Saturday night, Dave failed to qualify for the All Star Circuit of Champions feature as he watched his brother Dale capture his first career "Lou Blaney Memorial" win. Fast forward two weeks to Saturday night and Dave returned to his winning ways. The "Buckeye Bullet" charged from the eighth starting spot and emerged victorious from a thrilling three-car battle for the lead over the first 15 laps with Dan Shetler and Chad Kemenah for the $3,000 victory. The win marked the third straight for the Blaney brothers at their track as the duo are the only drivers to win multiple features over the 13 "410" Sprint features run the last two years.

"I hope all you fans enjoyed that," expressed the 56-year-old Hartford, Ohio native who now calls Concord, North Carolina home. "That was awesome. What a fun, fun race track- I love it. The track was slow, but it's so racey. When you get in lapped traffic that just throws everyone's rhythm off and you have to do something different. We came here a week before the Lou Blaney race and ran well then had a totally horrible night. I felt bad to have a bad night on dad's night, but it's always fun to come back and win."

After blowing a motor on Friday night at Thunder Mountain Speedway, Chad Kemenah was behind the wheel of John Garvin's #J4 and powered into the early lead driving around Sye Lynch on the outside. Fifth starting Dan Shetler raced into second, while Blaney advanced five positions on the opening lap to third as Lynch dropped to fourth. The event's only caution occurred when fifth running Trevor Baker spun in turn two with one lap scored.

When racing resumed, the top three of Kemenah, Shetler, and Blaney quickly pulled away while it was three-wide for fourth with sixth starting Cody Bova moving into the fourth position. Back up front, Kemenah and Shetler raced side-by-side for the lead on laps seven and eight as Kemenah barely held on. Lapped traffic came into play on lap nine with Blaney sneaking under Shetler for second. Now Blaney and Kemenah put on a tremendous battle racing side-by-side for the lead on laps 10, 11, and 12. Shetler though didn't go away as he rejoined the fight for the lead as it was three-wide on lap 12. Blaney would lead his first lap on the 13th circuit, but now it was Shetler's turn to lead as was scored as the leader on the 14th circuit. Blaney though would make the winning pass at the halfway point on lap 15.

The final 15 laps saw Blaney drive a perfect race through lapped traffic. Shetler and Kemenah would remain within striking distance, but Blaney was too strong capturing his 31st career "410" win at Sharon and 34th overall at the track by a margin of 2.642 seconds in his J&B Medical Supply/Mohawk Northeast/Bill Davis Trucking/Wicked Cushion/Ryan Blaney Family Foundation-sponsored #98H.

After losing sight of the race for the lead, Kemenah ran down Shetler in the final laps running the outside, but would run out of time to try and make a move as Shetler took runner-up. Tenth starting A.J. Flick came on strong in the second half of the race to finish fourth after getting by Bova on the final lap. Bova had an excellent run in fifth. Completing the top 10 were Jordan Ryan, Carl Bowser, Broc Martin, Brandon Spithaler, and 20th starting Max Stambaugh. Baker set fast time overall in qualifying against the 32-car field with a lap of 14.878. Bova, Blaney, Ryan, and Kemenah won the heat races, while Brent Matus won the last chance B main.

Chris Schneider became the first repeat winner in the Stock Car division this year. Like Blaney, Schneider started his run to the front from the eighth position, but would make his winning pass two laps sooner than Blaney on lap 13. Schneider took over from Jackson Humanic and then cruised over the final seven laps to earn the $700 payday in the 20-lap Gibson Insurance Agency feature.

"I think actually the outside was a little bit better but we aimed to run anywhere on the track because you have to pass cars," explained the 40-year-old Lower Burrell, Pa. driver. "Humanic was pretty good. He has a car that I built so we're playing with different stuff. We all tried something a little bit different tonight. I don't know if I outdrove him or just had a better car. I've built 52 cars to date and we've refabbed some others. We're busy back at the shop with a lot of Stock Cars. I like the guys that run for me. We all work together- it's a good deal."

2016 and 2017 track champion, Paul Davis, led the opening lap in search of his first win of the season, but his lead was short-lived as Humanic made the pass on lap two prior to Jason Jones making heavy contact with the fence to bring out the caution. Schneider was halfway to the front when racing resumed on lap three then made a three-wide pass to overtake Shaun Hooks for third on lap four.

Schneider's next victim was Davis. The two ran side-by-side for runner-up on laps seven and eight before Schneider broke free. While Humanic continued to set the pace out front, his lead began to shrink on lap nine and three laps later caught the leader. Schneider would go to the outside of Humanic and nosed ahead to lead lap 13. A pair of cautions for spins by rookie Jordan Perkins and veteran Larry Kugel with 15 laps scored were all that would slow Schneider's run to the checkered flag.

The last five laps went caution-free as Schneider pulled away from the pack in his Nick's Chevrolet/It's All Clean Pressure Washing/SS Chassis & Supply/Hot Dog Guys-sponsored #55 as he took his 11th career win by a comfortable 2.891 seconds. Davis was third as Hooks and Noah Brunell completed the first five. Points leader Chris McGuire was sixth ahead of second place points man, Curt J. Bish. Humanic's teammate, Gerry Bruce, was eighth as Bryan Wagner and Jamie Duncan rounded out the top 10. Chris Couchenour, McGuire, and Hooks won the heat races over the 28-car field, while Steve D'Apolito won the last chance B main.

On July 13 at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway, second year racer Dustin DeMattia captured his first career win. It didn't take long for DeMattia to win number two, two weeks in fact, as on Saturday night he came out on top of a caution-plagued 20-lap feature for the Summit Racing Econo Mods. Ironically, both of DeMattia's wins have come in Elite Series events. DeMattia earned $500 as he became the season's fourth different winner in as many races.

"We've been way too close to not getting it done," stated the 21-year-old Montville, Ohio racer. "I made a driver error the last time and got passed on the last lap. Hopefully we can keep this rolling now and be there at the end. I owe a lot of success to my dad and brother. My brother works his ass off on this thing, and my girlfriend does the world for me. I can't thank them and all of my sponsors enough."

An invert zero from the heat races put 2013 and 2014 track champion, Jeremy Double, and DeMattia on the front row of the feature. DeMattia would use the outside to take the lead on the opening lap over Double and track points leader Ty Rhoades. On lap six following a restart, Rhoades made the pass of Double for second. Seven cautions slowed the event in the first half of the race, but the final 10 laps would go caution-free.

In those final 10 laps, DeMattia's Larson Trucking/Ed's Garage/Anton's Hot Rod Shop/Warren Diesel Performance/Mayfield Brainard Collision/Mahan Welding-sponsored #77D pulled away and went unchallenged to win by a commanding 5.342 seconds over Rhoades. DeMattia became the 31st driver in the 10-year history of the division at Sharon to win a feature event.

Double dropped to third at the finish. Eighth starting Alan Dellinger passed Butch Lambert on lap 18 to finish fourth. Lambert dropped to fifth. Brian Huchko raced from 22nd to sixth over Andy Buckley, Jarrett Young, Kyle Miller, and Gary Robinson. Heat race wins over the 27-car field went to Double, DeMattia, and Rhoades.

After going winless in 2018 and this season to date on the circuit, Kole Holden returned to victory lane in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds for the first time since his championship season in 2017. Holden took the lead on lap eight from Tony Tatgenhorst and then had to hold off RUSH Weekly Series points leader, Chas Wolbert, for the victory- his first at Sharon since August 19, 2017. The 20-lap HTMA/Precise Racing Products-sponsored feature went caution-free once again in 7:01.867.

"You have to make sure you hit your marks, keep it slow and steady on a track like this, and you'll hopefully be able to bring it home like we did tonight," explained the 20-year-old Tiona, Pa. racer. "This is a great facility to race at and I had a lot of fun tonight. I have to thank my dad, my crew, and all of my sponsors."

An invert six from the heat races put Jacob Jordan and Tatgenhorst on the front row as Tatgenhorst used the outside to race to the early lead. Holden started fourth and passed track points leader, Rob Kristyak, on the opening lap for third then drove around Jordan for second on lap two. Holden ran down Tatgenhorst and was all over the leader on laps four through eight. Holden would make the winning move on the eighth circuit when Tatgenhorst got loose in turn two allowing Holden to drive underneath.

Wolbert started in sixth and was halfway to the front when he overtook Jordan after contact was made in turn one on lap eight. Wolbert then made the same move Holden did on Tatgenhorst in turn two one lap later for second, while Kristyak followed in third on lap 12. Wolbert closed in on Holden on lap 12 and was all over the youngster in the remaining laps. Holden though made the right moves in traffic in the closing laps to secure his fifth career win in the Dana Holden-owned, D&D Oil/Dana Holden Oil Products/DAH Oil/Russ King Racing/Baker Motorsports-sponsored #2 by just 0.716 of a second.

Kristyak, who won on Friday night at Lernerville Speedway, was third. Josh Deems passed Tatgenhorst and Jacob Wolfe to finish fourth. Wolfe, who is in his second year of racing, recorded his second straight fifth place finish. After leading the first eight laps, Tatgenhorst dropped to sixth over Kyle Martell, Jordan, Gary Haupt, and Amelia Clay. Deems and Wolbert won the heat races over the 19-car field.

After finishing a career best 10th at the last race at Sharon, Amelia Clay backed that up on Saturday night with her second straight top 10 then went out and picked up her first win in the "Wheelman" Non-Winners race presented by Ohio Intra Express and C&R Tire for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. The 20-year-old Warren, Ohio driver, who leads the "Wheelman" points, passed Preston Cope on lap two and beat him to the checkered flag by 1.676 seconds in the Calvin Clay-owned, ASC Roll-Off Container/JLB Trucking/O'Reilly Auto Parts-sponsored #16c. Wolfe came back through the pack in the final six laps after getting hooked with Tatgenhorst to finish third. Greg Porter and rookie Brandon Albert were fourth and fifth.

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars (30 laps, $3,000 to-win): 1. DAVE BLANEY (98H) 2. Dan Shetler (7K) 3. Chad Kemenah (Garvin J4) 4. A.J. Flick (2) 5. Cody Bova (20B) 6. Jordan Ryan (Chappel 8) 7. Carl Bowser (11) 8. Broc Martin (83m) 9. Brandon Spithaler (22) 10. Max Stambaugh (Seeling 97) 11. Dan Kuriger (08) 12. Brett Brunkenhoefer (Kish 47) 13. Sye Lynch (42) 14. Frankie Nervo (21N0 15. Darin Gallagher (12) 16. Russ Sansosti (23s) 17. Jordan Giver (90) 18. Eric L. Williams (4w) 19. Trevor Baker (45) 20. Brent Matus (33) 21. Jared McFarland (250) 22. Brandon Matus (13) 23. Jack Sodeman, Jr. (23Jr) 24. Darren Pifer (23). DNQ: Jimmy Morris III (Stafford 4N), Paul Kish (45), Landon Lalonde (2L), Davey Jones (76), George Englert (11x), Steve M. Haefke (12x), Mike Marano II (34m), Andy Feil (08).

Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars (20 laps, $700 to-win): 1. CHRIS SCHNEIDER (55) 2. Jackson Humanic (17) 3. Paul Davis (3) 4. Shaun Hooks (65) 5. Noah Brunell (31) 6. Chris McGuire (63) 7. Curt J. Bish (Tarr 29) 8. Gerry Bruce (Humanic z17) 9. Bryan Wagner (56) 10. Jamie Duncan (67J) 11. Andy Buckley (965) 12. Steve D'Apolito (84) 13. Jamie Scharba (11s) 14. Jim Fosnaught (20J) 15. Brian Carothers (02c) 16. Steve Burns, Jr. (70B) 17. Rusty Moore (17M) 18. Mike Miller (Thompson 81) 19. Brett McDonald (25) 20. Chris Couchenour (299) 21. Jordan Perkins (13J) 22. Larry Kugel (Duncan 67) 23. Andy Thompson (5) 24. Jason Jones (81). DNQ: Jamie Maxwell (6), Troy DeZarn (21), Gil Demello (22), Mike Kerr (25K).

Elite Series for the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods (20 laps, $500 to-win): 1. DUSTIN DEMATTIA (77D) 2. Ty Rhoades (12R) 3. Jeremy Double (83) 4. Alan Dellinger (Williams 7) 5. Butch Lambert (Hendrickson 19) 6. Brian Huchko (60) 7. Andy Buckley (Leamer 965) 8. Jarrett Young (21) 9. Kyle Miller (15) 10. Gary Robinson (44R) 11. Ray Gregory (82R) 12. Nate Young (42) 13. Josh Mueller (01) 14. Derek Wissinger (Shook 64) 15. Pat Drennan (22) 16. Ed Snyder, Jr. (25S) 17. Buzz Seitz (1) 18. Dan McEwen (44) 19. Dan Moffitt (2) 20. Jason Fosnaught (J19) 21. Mitchell Lam (12) 22. James Myers (77M) 23. Rick Wilson, Jr. (35) 24. Jacob Eucker (64)-DNS. DNQ: Dwayne Clay, Gary Olson, Ed Roberts.

HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds (20 laps): 1. Kole Holden (2) 2. Chas Wolbert (c3) 3. Rob Kristyak (00) 4. Josh Deems (9D) 5. Jacob Wolfe (7) 6. Tony Tatgenhorst (63T) 7. Kyle Martell (8) 8. Jacob Jordan (28J) 9. Gary Haupt (16) 10. Amelia Clay (16c) 11. Preston Cope (24P) 12. Chelsie Kriegisch (10) 13. Brandon Albert (30) 14. Greg Porter (25) 15. Cameron Nastasi (615) 16. Jeff Schaffer, Jr. (4) 17. Clayton Deems (55R) 18. Don Blaney (11B) 19. Calvin Clay (12c)-DNS.

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

This Tuesday night (July 30) will be the return of the Super DIRTcar Series for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds racing for $7,500 in a 100-lap feature and they will be joined by the RUSH Sprint Cars for $600 to-win. Predator Trucking and Stackhouse Construction are presenting the event. Advanced tickets are on sale at SharonSpeedway.com. Pit passes go on sale at 4 p.m. with the grandstands opening at 5. Sprint motor heat is at 6 p.m. followed by warm-ups and qualifying with racing at 7.

Following Tuesday will be another Menards "Super Series" event next Saturday (August 3) on Thompson Fab Night. The "410" Sprints will make their second of four straight appearances again racing for $3,000 to-win, $250 to-start. The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will be running their first of three Tour races presented by C&R Tire. The Stock Cars and Econo Mods will also be in action plus the rescheduled Stock Car mechanics race. Race time is 7 p.m.

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

 

 

Billy VanInwegen Scores Secord Career Lucas Oil ESS Win in Series Return to Freedom Motorsports Park

By MIKE MALLETT

DELEVAN, NY– Friday night the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints invaded the Freedom Motorsports Park for the first time in nearly two decades with Billy VanInwegen taming the bull-ring for his second win of the 2019 season.

The three-eighth’s mile produced some intense racing throughout the NAPA Auto Parts / Mach 1 Chassis 25-lap A-Main, but VanInwegen proved he was up to the task while on his way to claiming the $2,060 winner’s prize.

“This has been a hell of a year all around,” commented VanInwegen. “Between our Modified stuff and the stuff Brad Radivoy gives me here with the Sprint Car, it’s unbelievable. We finally got some things clicking here. We had some good luck on our side.”

Sammy Reakes IV redrew the pole and got the drop on the field at the original start. He immediately went to cushion in turns one and two to the secure the top spot in the event with Brett Wright in tow.

Reakes quickly caught the back-side of the field as only six laps showed on the lap counter. Traffic was tough for Reakes as he was forced to use multiple lanes on the speedway. This caused the action at the front to intensify with Wright making his presence felt.

The pair crossed the line on lap nine side-by-side for lead. Reakes kept him at bay for the moment as he made the right moves through the slower traffic to keep Wright in check.

On lap 10 VanInwegen made it a three-car battle for the top position as he drove around Wright for second. The trio remained tightly packed together with each driver looking to gain an edge.

Wright seemed to have found the line when on lap 13 he dove to the bottom of turns three and four to go from third to first. Unfortunately that pass was negated. Before the lap could be officially scored the red flag came out for Brad Knab. Knab took a tumble in turn two but walked away unscathed.

“I needed that (red) to catch my breath and reset a little bit to think about what I was doing,” said VanInwegen. “It was getting a little hairy in traffic with sliders flying and all kinds of crazy stuff happening there.”

A double-file restart put VanInwegen next to Reakes for the green. VanInwegen won the drag race to the top of turns one and two allowing him to drive around Reakes to secure the top spot. Dylan Westbrook came with him on the outside as he moved to second on the same lap.

Now it was VanInwegen’s turn to fend off the attempts by Westbrook to get by him. Like Reakes earlier in the race, traffic quickly became a thorn in his side. Westbrook applied continuous pressure with VanInwegen holding strong at the front.

Lap 23 saw the final yellow as current points leader Paulie Colagiovanni got together with Kevin Carlson causing both drivers to come to a stop in turn three. The caution led to one final restart. VanInwegen chose the outside lane for the green and it was the right decision as got a good enough start to keep Westbrook behind him.

“Dylan is one of the best 360 drivers in the country,” mentioned VanInwegen. “I was sweating bullets and I’m still sweating bullets. I definitely didn’t want to see that caution come out. My hats off to him for running me clean there at the end. I’m glad we could take it to the house.”

Westbrook enjoyed the racing on the smaller Freedom Motorsports Park while also having an opportunity for the win. VanInwegen made the right choices for the final restart to force the Scotland, Ont., driver to settle for second.

“I was really hoping he would pick the inside, but good move on him not to,” cited Westbrook. “It was a great race. I’ve never been here before so to come here and have a good run like this was great. It was a real fun track, real racy. There was a top and bottom.”

Wright was all smiles after his third-place finish. The team has had some tough luck as of late so it was a good night for the Old Chatham, N.Y. driver, as he finished on the podium for the first time this season.

“My dad and I have been working really hard in the shop to try to get the car dialed in,” said Wright. “We’ve got close to a top five and then we have our bad weeks. Tonight turned out to be a good night. We’ll see if we can carry it into tomorrow.”

Jonathan Preston advanced from 11th to finish in fourth with Scott Holcomb getting by Jason Barney in the final laps to finish in fifth.

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main Freedom – Billy VanInwegen ($2,060), Dylan Westbrook ($1,035), Brett Wright ($810), Jonathan Preston ($680), Scott Holcomb ($530), Jason Barney ($470), Davie Franek ($455), Sam Reakes IV ($470), Jared Zimbardi ($485), Scott Kreutter ($425), Paulie Colagiovanni ($410), Kyle Moffit ($345), Jeff Cook ($300), Matt Tanner ($400), Pete Richardson ($525), Josh Azzi ($300), Shawn Donath ($325), Kevin Carlson ($300), Jason Blum ($300), Dan Bennett ($300), Jeremy Barnard ($300), Chuck Hebing ($800), Kelly Hebing ($325), Brad Knab ($325).

Lucas Oil ESS vs. NY6A Match Race - C. Hebing $500

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time - Kreutter, Franek, Richardson $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats - Westbrook, Colagiovanni, Moffit $25

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Halfway – VanInwegen $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Reakes IV $50

Fondations 55 Hard Charger – Preston (7 pos), $50

Ground Control Last Car Lead Lap – Donath $25

Ground Control 11th Place Finisher - Colagiovanni $25

Pitre Painting/Cobra Coaches Dash – Tanner ($100), Zimbardi ($75), Knab ($50), K. Hebing ($25), Cook ($25), Richardson ($25)

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – VanInwegen, Westbrook, Wright $10

Hoosier Tire – Richardson $200

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Surniak Scores TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour Win at 311 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PINE HALL, N.C. (July 28, 2019) - Steve Surniak became the fifth different winner in as many TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour main events this season when he captured the race on Saturday at 311 Motor Speedway.

Surniak, who is the defending champion of the series, bested a field of 18 RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint cars - the second most at any race this year.

Brandon McLain scored a runner-up result with John Karklin rounding out the podium and edging closer to championship points leader Jake Karklin, who finished fourth. Sean Vardell rounded out the top five.

Jacob McLain was the Hard Charger Award winner after maneuvering from 13 th to eighth in the A Main.

Chaz Woodward and Mike Leraas were the heat race winners.

The next Tribodyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour event is Saturday at Laurens County Speedway in Laurens, S.C.

TRIBODYN LUBRICANTS CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR RESULTS AT 311 SPEEDWAY (July 27, 2019) -

A Main : 1. Steve Surniak; 2. Brandon McLain; 3. John Karklin; 4. Jake Karklin; 5. Sean Vardell; 6. Tim Perry; 7. Mike Leraas; 8. Jacob McLain; 9. Mike Sellers; 10. Daniel Oliver; 11. Frank Peters; 12. Ben McCall; 13. Shawn Mott; 14. George Blaney; 15. John Frutchey; 16. Chaz Woodward; 17. Terry Peters; 18. Nathan Emig.

Heat 1 : 1. Chaz Woodward; 2. Sean Vardell; 3. Mike Sellers.

Heat 2 : 1. Mike Leraas; 2. Steve Surniak; 3. John Karklin.

2019 FEATURE WINNERS -

Jake Karklin - 1 (Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C., on May 18); John Karklin - 1 (Lake View Motor Speedway in Nichols, S.C.); Jake McLain - 1 (Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., on June 21); Steve Surniak - 1 (311 Speedway in Pine Hall, N.C., on July 27); and Nick Tucker - 1 (Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C., on April 27)

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Laurens County Speedway in Laurens, S.C.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://www.carolinasprinttour.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolina305tour

MARKETING PARTNERS -

TriboDyn Lubricants, VP Racing Fuels, Superior Steering Wheels, Newlin Bar Service, Pitbull Lifts, Velocita Racewear and Next Level Custom Apparel

ABOUT CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR -

The TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour is a RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series that primarily competes in North Carolina and South Carolina. There are 16 points-paying races on the 2019 schedule as well as two non-points races on tap. Additionally, series drivers will see an increased payout at most tracks this year.

 

 

DROWN HANGS ON FOR GROSS MEMORIAL WIN, THEN WINS SUPER STOCK MAIN ON LAST LAP PASS; TREY JACOBS DOMINATES SPRINT FEATURE FOR 1st WIN; BRAD HENSEL POSTS SECOND WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY WIN

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, July 27, 2019

By Mike Swanger

It was a perfect weather night of action at Wayne County Speedway as the Ultimate Late Model Series was in for the 4th leg of the Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week and the 5th annual Hans and Don Gross Memorial along with the three other class’ as all drivers were racing for O’Reilly Auto Parts ‘Race to the Championship’ points and the Contingency Connection ‘Racers Rewards’ prizes.

Dash Winner Dave Hess Jr. and Fast Qualifier Doug Drown of Wooster would bring the Malcuit Tavern Late Models to the green flag of the 30 lap main and in the early stages of the race, Drown would lead with Hess Jr. pestering him for the top spot and behind them were a pair of number 14’s, Corey Conley and J R Gentry were dueling for third with 8th starting Tyler Carpenter making it a three way battle on lap five. Drown would start to pull away from Hess Jr. but a caution on lap 12 would tighten the field back together and then the last yellow flag two laps later would set the stage for a fantastic race to the checkers. Drown would continue to set the page as second heat winner Carpenter would motor past both Conley and Gentry on the last restart and go door handle to door handle with Hess Jr. for second the next three circuits before securing that position. In those laps, Drown and his JOYRIDE Transport, ABR Farms and 89 Homes #12 would build up a margin out front that he would need at the end of the race. Carpenter would start to narrow the gap on the Drown and as the white flag waved, was sitting on Drown’s rear bumper. Going into turns three and four, Carpenter would go high with Drown in the middle groove and as they came out of turn four, Carpenter had the run he needed but not the room as they would make contact about 100 feet from the finish line with Drown getting across the line a little bit sideways for the win while Carpenter, the Kar Connection Hard Charger, bounced off the front stretch wall to take second. For Drown, it would be his fourth Super Late Model win at WCS and with that win, also clinched the Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series crown. Hess Jr. would finish third with Gentry grabbing fourth and first heat winner Alex Ferree filling out the top five.

The only things slowing Shreve’s Trey Jacobs run to the checkered flag in the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprint feature was caution and red flags. Starting the Harbach Electronics, Bell Boys Trucking and B & W Hauling #3j feature on the pole, Jacobs established quickly that he was the one to beat. He out gassed Danny Mumaw into turn one on the start to take control early. Andrew Palker would take third from T J Michael on lap five and then he and Mumaw would battle for second as Jacobs set a torrid pace out front. The first red flag of the race would fly on the next circuit as Tyler Dunn and Troy Vaccaro getting together with Vaccaro rolling over. The restart would see Jacobs pull away again as Mumaw and Palker continued their hot race for second as Michael and Dean Jacobs dueled for fourth with Clay Riney closing in on them but Riney’s night would come to an end on lap 15 as he belted the turn three wall to stop the action. It was non stop after that with Jacobs disappearing from the field with the lead. Dean Jacobs slipped past Michael for fourth on the restart but Michael regained the spot on the next go around as Tom Schinderle made a play for fifth on lap 18 but Dean Jacobs reclaimed that spot on the next lap. Trey Jacobs had more than a straightaway advantage at the 5 to go mark and the battle between Mumaw and Palker started to take a toll on both as Michael took third from Palker at that point and then reeled in Mumaw and took second as they came down to the finish line. Mumaw and Palker would take third and fourth with points leader Dean Jacobs in fifth. Before pulling into the Summit Racing victory circle, Trey Jacobs did a great burn out to celebrate his 1st win at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval.’ Mumaw and Michael pocketed the heat wins.

Starting 7th in the McKenzie Concrete Super Stock feature, it took Wooster;s Doug Drown 14 plus laps to get to the front and score his sixth win in the Super Stocks. John Wilson took the lead at the drop of the green flag from his outside pole position starting spot and was looking for his second win but four caution flags through out the race kept the field bunched together as Wilson could not distance himself from the field. Drown and his Char’s Cars, K & A Tree Service and Gionino’s Pizza #21d would take second from Joe Gillespie on lap eight and then run in Wilson’s tire tracks. The two heat winners would run that way with Drown exploring different angles to try to make the move on Wilson. Going into turns one and two on the final lap, Drown would go high and then cut down low coming out of turn two to swipe the lead away from Wilson and make back to the checkers first. For Wilson, it would be his sixth second place finish to go along with his one win. Gillespie would finish a season best third while Todd Sherwin took home fourth for the second time this season. James Alleman rounded out the top five.

In the previous seven nights of racing in the JOYRIDE Transport Mini Stocks, there have been six different winners with only Wes Staley having two wins. After the 12 lap feature this week, Smithville’s Brad Hensel would notch his second win. Driving the JOYRIDE Transport, D J Services and NewFast Motorsports #28, Hensel picked his way through the field from his sixth starting spot and moved into second on lap four behind race leader Wyatt Zimmerman. With the top four of Zimmerman, Brad Hensel, Doug Hensel and Cory Staley bunched together, Brad Hensel took the point at the halfway mark and then held off those three for to claim the win. Zimmerman would hang on to second as Doug Hensel and Staley would go back and forth before finishing in that order. Jordan James would fill out the top five. Posting the heat wins were Brad Hensel, Wes Staley and James.

Next Saturday night, August 3rd, the FAST Sprint Series will be at Wayne County Speedway for the only time this season plus the Malcuit Tavern Super Late Models, the McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks and the JOYRIDE Transport Mini Stocks also on the racing card. Gates will open at 4 pm Hot Laps at 6 pm and racing starting at 7 pm

Go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more info on the track and at facebook.com/waynecountyspeedway

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, July 27,2019

MALCUIT TAVERN SUPER LATE MODELS

Fast Qualifier Doug Drown 17.339 seconds

Dash Dave Hess Jr. Doug Drown, Corey Conley, Mike Pegher Jr. J R Gentry, Mitch Caskey

Heat 1 Alex Ferree, Ryan Markham, Ryan Montgomery, Brad Malcuit, Thomas Baker, Larry Bellman, Craig Hartong, Nick Cox, Brett Bee

Heat 2 Tyler Carpenter, Rod Conley, Dave Hornikel, Jeff Warnick, Jerry Aber, Tom Denzinger, Jim Morey, Jason Henderson

Hans and Don Gross Memorial Feature Doug Drown, Tyler Carpenter, Dave Hess Jr., J R Gentry, Alex Ferree, Ryan Montgomery, Mitch Caskey, Ryan Markham, Rod Conley, Mike Pegher Jr., Dave Hornikel, Larry Bellman, Jerry Aber, Craig Hartong, Corey Conley, Brad Malcuit, Jeff Warnick, Nick Cox, Jason Henderson, Jim Morey, Tom Denzinger, Thomas Baker, Brett Bee dns

PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS

Heat 1 Danny Mumaw, Henry Malcuit, Andrew Palker, Trey Jacobs, Troy Kingan, Clay Riney, Tyler Dunn, Ray Miller, Shane Mixon

Heat 2 T J Michael, Dean Jacobs, R J Jacobs, Troy Vaccaro, Tom Schinderle, Dylan Kingan, Travis Danford, William Ault, Ron Hamlin

Feature Trey Jacobs, T J Michael, Danny Mumaw, Andrew Palker, Dean Jacobs, Henry Malcuit, Tom Schinderle, Tyler Dunn, Dylan Kingan, R J Jacobs, Troy Kingan, Ray Miller, Clay Riney, William Aumend, Troy Vaccaro, Travis Danford, Shane Mixon dns, Ron Hamlin dns

 

 

Duke wins Clinton County battle

Ken Duke Jr. emerged from an intense, nearly race-long, three-car battle to win the 25-lap RaceSaver/IMCA Sprint Series race, co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Sprint Series and Laurel Highlands Sprint Series, Friday night at Clinton County Motor Speedway.

The Selinsgrove racer, who has led the national RaceSaver/IMCA points for much of the year and remains in contention for the national crown, took his sixth PASS event of the season and third at Clinton County in the Fairfield Chevrolet/Apache Tree Service/sprintcarunlimited #67.

Most of the race was a dogfight between Duke, pole-sitter John Walp (Wapwallopen; GMS Piling Products/La Napoli II Pizza/Dotzel Trucking #5) and outside front-row starter Dylan Proctor (Lock Haven; Randy Sterling Trucking/M. Teats Transport/Sprint Fleet Services #92), with Proctor leading the most laps but all three drivers taking turns at the front. After Duke, who had started third, grabbed the lead for the final time, Walp spun and had to restart in the rear.

That enabled sixth-starting Jack Frye (Lewisberry; Shope’s Landscape Maintenance/McCarthy Tire & Auto/RS Mechanical Services #56) to move into third, but he was unable to challenge for the lead. Scott Ellerman (Landisburg; Gary’s Professional Floor Maintenance/American Legion/Farmer’s Choice Tire #8D) finished fourth, and Scott Lutz (Jonestown; Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/Speedway Mart & Car Wash/Adams Auto Sales #33) finished fifth, moving up smartly from 11th, where he had started by virtue of his win the last time the 305s were at Clinton County.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Reed Thompson (Petersburg; Mac Tools/State College Motors/Cock Heads BBQ Service #R6), Dakota Schweikart (Linden; Photos by Kelly/The Autobarn #78C), Jeffrey Weaver (Lock Haven; Weaver Radiator & Auto Repair #52), Dale Schweikart (Linden; The Autobarn/Photos by Kelly/Devlin’s Auto Glass #78) and Tylor Cochran (Williamsport; Mid-State Occupational Health/Valvoline/Miller’s Seamless G #19).

Heat races for the 15-car field were won by Ian Cumens (Downingtown; Out wash LLC/Able Brothers Truck Towing/Keystone Tree & Turf #79) and Lutz, who also was the night’s big mover, advancing from 11th starting position to fifth.

Results from Clinton County Motor Speedway, July 26, 2019

HEAT 1 – 1. 79-Ian Cumens; 2. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 3. 5-John Walp; 4. 78-Dale Schweikart; 5. 78C-Dakota Schweikart; 6. 52-Jeffrey Weaver; 7. 131-Josh Fox; 8. 19-Tylor Cochran.

HEAT 2 – 1. 33-Scott Lutz; 2. 56-Jake Frye; 3. 92 Dylan Proctor; 4. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 5. R6-Reed Thompson; 6. 72-Dave Guss; 7. 22-Mike Murphy.

FEATURE – 1. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 2. 92-Dylan Proctor; 3. 56-Jake Frye; 4. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 5. 33-Scott Lutz; 6. R6-Reed Thompson; 7. 78C-Dakota Schweikart; 8. 52-Jeffrey Weaver; 9. 78-Dale Schweikart; 10. 9-Tylor Cochran; 11. 131-Josh Fox; 12. 5-John Walp; 13. 79-Ian Cumens; 14. 22-Mike Murphy; 15. 72-Dave Guss.

 

 

Hickle Shocks Skagit Speedway with Summer Nationals Win

7/27/19

Alger, WA - To say the last two laps of the 40 lap, $10,000 to win Bob’s Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals were surprising would be an understatement: JJ Hickle downright shocked and elated the crowd at Skagit Speedway by passing Seth Bergman and Jason Solwold for the biggest win of his sprint car career on Saturday night.

26 cars started the Summer Nationals A Main and it was Colton Heath pacing the field early, with Solwold and Justyn Cox giving early chase. After the first yellow on lap two that knocked out Austen Wheatley, Justin Youngquist and Jake Helsel, Heath got a decent green flag run going, lapping a few cars before an officials caution on lap nine bunched the field again. Heath would again enter traffic in just a few laps, and it was a spun to a stop Bailey Sucich in turn one that spelled the end of the night for Heath, who could not avoid the stopped car and went for a tumble. Jason Solwold took the lead on the lap 14 restart and immediately has Cox all over him for the lead. Cox would pass Solwold twice but both were knocked out by cautions, the first on lap 16 for Greg Hamilton and Tristan Spiers and the second on lap 17 for Chase Goetz, Cam Smith, Hamilton and Barry Martinez. On the restart, Solwold adjusted his line, moving to the high side, while Seth Bergman picked off Cox for second down low. The pair dueled for about five laps before Solwold added some breathing room to his lead while working through slower cars. All the while, Hickle, who started on the pole and faded back as far as fifth, had found the high groove and began working his way back forward, picking off fourth and closing on Bergman and Cox who had started chopping into Solwold’s big lead. With just five laps left, Bergman and Cox were both within .7 seconds of Solwold, with Bergman low and Cox high as Solwold continued to run the cushion. The key moment for Hickle came as the lead three finished lap thirty eight, when Cox pushed his car beyond the ragged edge he was running and spun in turn two, setting up a green - white - checkered finish with no lapped cars to contend with. Both Solwold and Bergman dove low into turn one on the restart, opening the upper lane of the speedway for Hickle to hang it all out to dry. JJ would clear Seth exiting turn four coming to the white flag and with massive forward drive, pulled even with Solwold at the entrance to turn one, had the lead coming out of turn two, and with the crowd on their feet and losing their collective minds, collected $10,000 half a lap later as he won the 30th annual Summer Nationals A Main.

Action was prevalent all through the A Main, with three different drivers advancing 11 positions in the feature, including hard charger Robbie Price. The top four from the previous night’s A Main were locked into the show, while the other 31 cars had to battle their way into the A Main, including Hickle. Brock Lemley was the fast qualifier. Heat wins went to Hamilton, Cox, Youngquist and Wheatley. Lemley won the B Feature.

The Wicked Energy Gum Focus Midgets were on hand again as one of the two support classes. For the second straight night, Nick Evans dominated the main event, this time leading all twenty five laps ahead of Chance Crum and Garrett Thomas. Heat winners were Crum, Shane Smith and Nik Larson.

Howard Vos collected his second career win in the Outlaw Tuners, leading laps 2-18 ahead of fellow podium finishers Jon Gunderson and Kyle Hanson. Adam Holtrop won a heat race along with Hanson.

Bob’s Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals

Fast Time - Brock Lemley 11.624

Heat 1 - Greg Hamilton, Chase Goetz, Colton Heath, Robbie Price, Brock Lemley, Chris Bullock, Chris Ochs, Ashleigh Johnson

Heat 2 - Justyn Cox, Barry Martinez, Jake Helsel, Jeff Dunlap, Corbyn Fauver, Garen Liner, Breyton Davison, Aiden Spiers, Corbyn Fauver

Heat 3 - Justin Youngquist, JJ Hickle, Devon Borden, Cam Smith, Trevor Cook, Reece Goetz, Trsitan Spiers, Michael Millard (DQ Muffler)

Heat 4 - Austen Wheatley, Luke Didiuk, Kyle Miller, Bailey Sucich, Eric Fisher, Lance Sargent, Cory Swatzina

B Main - Brock Lemley, Fisher, R Goetz, Cook, Sargent, T Spiers, Millard, Rick Fauver, Linder, Swatzina, A Spiers, Bullock, Ochs, Johnson

A Main - JJ Hickle, Jason Solwold, Seth Bergman, Tony Gualda, Devon Borden, Eric Fisher, Travis Jacobson, Robbie Price, Luke Didiuk, Kyle Miller, Greg Hamilton, Bailey Sucich, Reece Goetz, Lance Sargent, Trevor Cook, Jeff Dunlap, Justyn Cox, Brock Lemley, Chase Goetz, Barry Martinez, Cam Smith, Tristan Spiers, Colton Heath, Austen Wheatley, Jake Helsel, Justin Youngquist

Lap Leaders - Heath 1-13 Solwold 14-39 Hickle 40

Triple X Hard Charger - Price +11

Wicked Energy Gum Focus Midgets

Heat 1 - Nik Larson, Ashley Thompson, Garrett Thomas, Seth Hespe, Hannah Lindquist, Alden Ostrom, Dave Mills, Renee Angel, Jake Austin

Heat 2 - Shane Smith, Jared Peterson, Nick Evans, Elijah Gibbs, Mike Stryker, Jamee Gardner, Jesse Conway

Heat 3 - Chance Crum, Tristin Thomas, AJ Fugitt, Alex Peck, Michael Hodel, Matt Loving, Thomas Walker, Stuart Milner

B Main - Matt Loving, Ostrom, Angel, Tow Jr, Milner, Austin, Mills, Walker, Conway

A Main - Nick Evans, Crum, G Thomas, T Thomas, Peterson, Smith, Larson, Hespe, Peck, Loving, Hodel, Ostrom, Gibbs, Angel, Tow Jr, Fugitt, Thompson, Lindquist, Gardner, Stryker

Lap Leaders - Evans 1-25

 

 

 

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA
July 27, 2019

410 RESULTS

Time Trial 1, 1. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (5), 15.531; 2. 70, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (3), 15.567; 3. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (6), 15.589; 4. 7, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (2), 15.817; 5. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (4), 15.83; 6. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (1), 15.854; 7. 5H, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (9), 15.912; 8. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (7), 15.992; 9. 14M, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (10), 16.063; 10. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (8), 16.139;
Time Trial 2, 1. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (3), 15.65; 2. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (6), 15.748; 3. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (9), 15.8; 4. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (2), 15.827; 5. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (10), 15.861; 6. 70X, Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN (5), 15.972; 7. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (8), 16.246; 8. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (7), 16.398; 9. 40, George Hobaugh Jr., Chicora, PA (1), 16.771; 10. 1AJ, Trevor Mell, Harwood, ND (4), 17.627;
Time Trial 3, 1. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 15.598; 2. 26, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (6), 15.724; 3. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (3), 15.758; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (8), 15.911; 5. 07, Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA (1), 15.913; 6. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (10), 15.962; 7. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (7), 16.019; 8. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), 16.148; 9. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (5), 16.762; 10. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (4), 16.78;
Time Trial 4, 1. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (9), 15.498; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (4), 15.614; 3. 11, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (3), 15.618; 4. 71P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (7), 15.653; 5. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (2), 15.811; 6. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (6), 16.051; 7. 7S, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (5), 16.081; 8. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (8), 16.204; 9. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (1), 16.855;
Time Trial 5, 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (8), 15.441; 2. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (7), 15.746; 3. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 15.873; 4. 9, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Au (6), 15.917; 5. 7X, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (3), 15.922; 6. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (1), 15.986; 7. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5), 16.143; 8. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (4), 16.165; 9. 2AU, Andrew Schuerle, Toowoomba, QLD, Aust (9), 16.506;
Overall Time Trial Results, 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (0), 15.441; 2. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (0), 15.498; 3. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (0), 15.531; 4. 70, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (0), 15.567; 5. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (0), 15.589; 6. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (0), 15.598; 7. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (0), 15.614; 8. 11, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (0), 15.618; 9. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (0), 15.65; 10. 71P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (0), 15.653; 11. 26, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (0), 15.724; 12. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (0), 15.746; 13. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (0), 15.748; 14. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (0), 15.758; 15. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (0), 15.8; 16. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (0), 15.811; 17. 7, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (0), 15.817; 18. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (0), 15.827; 19. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (0), 15.83; 20. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (0), 15.854; 21. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (0), 15.861; 22. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (0), 15.873; 23. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (0), 15.911; 24. 5H, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (0), 15.912; 25. 07, Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA (0), 15.914; 26. 9, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Au (0), 15.917; 27. 7X, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (0), 15.922; 28. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (0), 15.962; 29. 70X, Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN (0), 15.972; 30. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (0), 15.986; 31. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (0), 15.992; 32. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (0), 16.019; 33. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (0), 16.051; 34. 14M, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (0), 16.063; 35. 7S, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (0), 16.081; 36. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (0), 16.139; 37. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (0), 16.143; 38. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (0), 16.148; 39. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (0), 16.165; 40. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (0), 16.204; 41. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (0), 16.246; 42. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (0), 16.398; 43. 2AU, Andrew Schuerle, Toowoomba, QLD, Aust (0), 16.506; 44. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (0), 16.762; 45. 40, George Hobaugh Jr., Chicora, PA (0), 16.771; 46. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (0), 16.78; 47. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (0), 16.855; 48. 1AJ, Trevor Mell, Harwood, ND (0), 17.627;
Heat 1, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Gio Scelzi (4); 2. Craig Dollansky (1); 3. Paul McMahan (2); 4. Chris Martin (5); 5. Skylar Gee (6); 6. Marcus Dumesny (9); 7. Glen Saville (10); 8. Brock Zearfoss (3); 9. Mason Daniel (8); 10. Spencer Bayston (7);
Heat 2, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Davey Heskin (2); 2. Josh Schneiderman (1); 3. Josh Baughman (3); 4. Thomas Kennedy (5); 5. AJ Moeller (4); 6. Greg Wilson (7); 7. Justin Peck (6); 8. Bobby Mincer (8); 9. George Hobaugh Jr. (9); 10. Trevor Mell (10);
Heat 3, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Terry McCarl (4); 2. Cory Eliason (3); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 4. Brooke Tatnell (1); 5. Shane Golobic (7); 6. Tasker Phillips (8); 7. Tony Stewart (6); 8. Gerard McIntyre Jr. (5); 9. Joe Simbro (9); 10. Bob Weuve (10);
Heat 4, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Parker Price-Miller (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (3); 3. Dale Blaney (2); 4. Aaron Reutzel (4); 5. Wayne Johnson (5); 6. Jeff Swindell (7); 7. Trey Starks (6); 8. Travis Rilat (8); 9. Chase Wanner (9);
Heat 5, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. James McFadden (1); 2. Brian Brown (4); 3. Austin McCarl (2); 4. Rico Abreu (3); 5. Matt Juhl (8); 6. Sawyer Phillips (7); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 8. Justin Henderson (5);
C main, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Gerard McIntyre Jr. (1); 2. Travis Rilat (3); 3. Mason Daniel (5); 4. Bobby Mincer (4); 5. Bob Weuve (11); 6. Andrew Schuerle (6); 7. Joe Simbro (7); 8. Chase Wanner (9); 9. George Hobaugh Jr. (8); 10. Trevor Mell (12);
Dash 1, 4 Laps, No Time: 1. Kerry Madsen (1); 2. Cory Eliason (2); 3. Terry McCarl (3); 4. Josh Schneiderman (4); 5. Craig Dollansky (6); 6. Davey Heskin (5);
Dash 2, 4 Laps, No Time: 1. Gio Scelzi (1); 2. Brian Brown (3); 3. James McFadden (2); 4. Parker Price-Miller (4); 5. Aaron Reutzel (5); 6. Paul McMahan (6);
B main, 12 Laps, No Time: 1. Wayne Johnson (3); 2. Shane Golobic (5); 3. Jeff Swindell (8); 4. Matt Juhl (6); 5. Brock Zearfoss (1); 6. Trey Starks (15); 7. Tony Stewart (12); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (14); 9. Skylar Gee (4); 10. Justin Peck (13); 11. Travis Rilat (18); 12. Sawyer Phillips (9); 13. Glen Saville (16); 14. Gerard McIntyre Jr. (17); 15. AJ Moeller (2); 16. Greg Wilson (11); 17. Marcus Dumesny (7); 18. Tasker Phillips (10);
 

A main, 25 Laps, No Time: 1. Gio Scelzi (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (1); 3. Brian Brown (4); 4. Cory Eliason (3); 5. Aaron Reutzel (10); 6. Terry McCarl (5); 7. Parker Price-Miller (8); 8. James McFadden (6); 9. Austin McCarl (16); 10. Rico Abreu (17); 11. Josh Schneiderman (7); 12. Brooke Tatnell (20); 13. Paul McMahan (12); 14. Dale Blaney (13); 15. Wayne Johnson (21); 16. Shane Golobic (22); 17. Craig Dollansky (9); 18. Gerard McIntyre Jr. (26); 19. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15); 20. Chris Martin (18); 21. Josh Baughman (14); 22. Davey Heskin (11); 23. Jeff Swindell (23); 24. Brock Zearfoss (25); 25. Thomas Kennedy (19); 26. Matt Juhl (24);

360 RESULTS

Time Trial 1, 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (1), 16.376; 2. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (5), 16.381; 3. 11X, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (9), 16.448; 4. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.49; 5. 71P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (17), 16.62; 6. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (18), 16.736; 7. 75AU, Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO (19), 16.742; 8. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (23), 16.747; 9. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (22), 16.754; 10. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (16), 16.754; 11. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (4), 16.758; 12. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (12), 16.837; 13. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (2), 16.865; 14. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.87; 15. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (10), 16.912; 16. 2X, Tucker Doughty, Sunnyvale, TX (25), 16.948; 17. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (14), 16.971; 18. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.053; 19. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (13), 17.261; 20. 1CB, Chelsea Blevins, Janesville, CA (15), 17.307; 21. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (24), 17.52; 22. 3C, Robert Converse, Battle Creek, MI (8), No Time; 23. 14, Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR (26), No Time; 24. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Au (3), 16.318; 25. B29, Adam Mason, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.902; 26. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (20), 17.148;
Time Trial 2, 1. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (20), 16.371; 2. 26, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (7), 16.452; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (23), 16.572; 4. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 16.637; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (18), 16.688; 6. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (25), 16.698; 7. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), 16.73; 8. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (3), 16.734; 9. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (15), 16.837; 10. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (10), 16.853; 11. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.86; 12. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (13), 16.866; 13. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (12), 16.881; 14. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (11), 16.899; 15. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.899; 16. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.924; 17. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Ca (19), 16.971; 18. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (4), 16.979; 19. 66, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (8), 17.023; 20. 74, Brodie Tulloch, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (1), 17.064; 21. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (16), 17.094; 22. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (24), 17.306; 23. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (22), 17.473; 24. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (17), 17.514; 25. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (6), 17.427;
Heat 1, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. McKenna Haase (2); 2. Tucker Doughty (1); 3. Kyle Bellm (4); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. Calvin Landis (5); 6. Brad Comegys (3); 7. Tom Lenz (9); 8. Casey Greubel (7);
Heat 2, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Jon Agan (2); 2. Aaron Reutzel (3); 3. Wayne Johnson (4); 4. Travis Rilat (6); 5. Parker Price-Miller (5); 6. Nathan Mills (1); 7. Chelsea Blevins (7);
Heat 3, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Davey Heskin (4); 2. Alan Zoutte (1); 3. Sammy Swindell (6); 4. Christian Bowman (3); 5. Scottie McDonald (5); 6. Rob Weuve (2); 7. Adam Mason (8); 8. Jon Hughes (7);
Heat 4, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Josh Higday (2); 2. Carson McCarl (5); 3. Ryan Leavitt (1); 4. Sawyer Phillips (4); 5. Ricky Montgomery (7); 6. Eric Bridger (3); 7. Kaleb Johnson (8); 8. John Anderson (9); 9. Gio Scelzi (6);
Heat 5, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Alex Hill (1); 2. Jeff Swindell (4); 3. Cory Eliason (6); 4. Joe Beaver (3); 5. Ayrton Gennetten (2); 6. Matt Moro (5); 7. Cody Ledger (8); 8. Brodie Tulloch (7);
Heat 6, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Jamie Ball (2); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Matt Covington (4); 4. Kelby Watt (1); 5. Ryan Roberts (5); 6. Rob Kubli (3); 7. Harli White (7); 8. Ben Woods (8);
B main 1, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Jon Agan (4); 2. McKenna Haase (3); 3. Christian Bowman (2); 4. Brad Comegys (1); 5. Rob Weuve (5); 6. Tom Lenz (13); 7. Nathan Mills (7); 8. Chelsea Blevins (10); 9. Jon Hughes (11); 10. Casey Greubel (9); 11. Adam Mason (12); 12. Tucker Doughty (6); 13. Alan Zoutte (8);
B main 2, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Joe Beaver (2); 2. Jamie Ball (5); 3. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 4. Kelby Watt (8); 5. Ryan Leavitt (6); 6. Eric Bridger (1); 7. Harli White (11); 8. Alex Hill (7); 9. Ricky Montgomery (9); 10. Rob Kubli (3); 11. Brodie Tulloch (10); 12. Ben Woods (14); 13. John Anderson (15);
A main, 18 Laps, No Time: 1. Cory Eliason (3); 2. Sammy Swindell (4); 3. Gio Scelzi (18); 4. Travis Rilat (2); 5. Jeff Swindell (8); 6. Carson McCarl (1); 7. Davey Heskin (7); 8. Ryan Giles (6); 9. Aaron Reutzel (19); 10. Jon Agan (21); 11. Joe Beaver (22); 12. Kyle Bellm (11); 13. Parker Price-Miller (13); 14. Sawyer Phillips (10); 15. Calvin Landis (9); 16. McKenna Haase (23); 17. Matt Moro (16); 18. Ryan Roberts (12); 19. Josh Higday (20); 20. Scottie McDonald (17); 21. Clint Garner (5); 22. Wayne Johnson (15); 23. Matt Covington (14); 24. Jamie Ball (24);

 

 

Foos gets 2nd Fremont 410 win; Weaver holds off Street for 305 victory; Valenti edges Brewer for dirt truck win

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - DJ Foos drove his Burmeister Racing 410 sprint into the lead with 12 laps to go and pulled away for the win with the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group Saturday, July 27 at Fremont Speedway.

Foos, a former 305 Fremont track champion, scored his second win of the year at "The Track That Action Built" on Baumann Auto Group Night, taking home $4,200 thanks to Spanky's Pizza of Carey, the Baumann Auto Group and A Plus Auto Center of Fostoria. Foos dominated on the tricky track, winning by over 2.5 seconds for his 13th career victory at the track.

Foos' win in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint division also will tighten up the AFCS points significantly with just two point races left for the $10,000 championship. Foos came into the night third in the AFCS standings. Leader Buddy Kofoid came back from an opening lap tangle to score a 7th place finish while Cap Henry, who started the night second in the standings, finished fourth.

"Hats off to these guys (speedway committee) for trying to do stuff...we all didn't become good race car drivers and crew chiefs over night. We have to bare with them and give them some time. This race track is really not my deal. I could do turns one and two all day but three and four...whew...that thing was a hand full. Mikey (Sommers) had the car pretty good and I can't thank everyone enough who stands behind me," said Foos beside his Jet Express/CR Juices/Crown Battery/Greer Automotive/Burmeister Trophy/KS Sales & Service/Kistler Engines/Kistler Racing Products/NAPA Auto Parts/Dave Story Equipment/Minor Customs backed #16.

A tremendous three car battle involving John Ivy, Paul Weaver and Tyler Street dominated the first half of the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. Weaver, a former track champion, took the lead on lap nine and held off Street at the checkers for his second win of the season at Fremont worth $1,200 thanks to the Baumann Auto Group and A Plus Auto Center.

Weaver's 49th career win at the track, also tightens up the standings in the KS Sales and Service AFCS Presented Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales with two point races remaining. Weaver came into the night third in the standings with leader Jamie Miller finishing seventh and runner-up John Ivy finishing fourth.

"I got old reliable back out. Last couple of weeks I had some bad luck going on," said Weaver referring to a chassis change. "I didn't have any good set-up for this type of track but my engine builder had some pixie dust he sprinkled on it and it worked. I want to thank my wife, Daryl Schiets, Pam and Steve Brown, M&L Excavating, Dave Rice and Bob Hampshire, Miller Rigging and Adkins Motorsports."

The 20 lap feature for the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks featured three wide racing around the speedway for the lead for the first half involving Keith Sorg, Kent Brewer and Shawn Valenti. Valenti took the lead by a bumper on lap seven but Brewer and Sorg battled him hard over the next hand full of laps. Valenti and Brewer then raced side by side for several laps until Valenti was able to pull away slightly until the last lap when Brewer mounted a last ditch challenge that fell just short. Valenti scored his third win of the season and 49th of his career to tie Weaver for seventh on the track's all-time win list.

"That was a hell of a race. Kent and Keith raced clean and hard and that's what it's all about. It was $1,100 to win to night to I had to get up on the wheel. Thanks to the Baumann Auto Group and all they do for us racers and my sponsor A Plus Auto Center for putting extra money in the purse for all the divisions tonight," Valenti said.

"I have to thank the Babcocks for everything they have done for me throughout my whole career and Craig Miller Trucking and Speedway's Bar and Grill, Gressman Powersports, Best Performance Motorsports," added Valenti.

Brian Lay and Lee Jacobs brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature. The second row of Buddy Kofoid and Travis Philo made contact and Kofoid spun in front of the pack, collecting Craig Mintz, Stuart Brubaker and Nate Dussel with Mintz and Brubaker flipping. Everyone was okay but Mintz and Brubaker were done for the night. Kofoid and Dussel made repairs and rejoined at the tail.

When the green flew again Jacobs bolted into the lead over Lay, Foos, Philo, Cale Conley, Ricky Peterson, Caleb Griffith, Cap Henry and Jack Haudenschild. Haudenschild spun with two laps scored and two laps later jumped the big cushion in turn four to end his night.

Jacobs pulled away from Lay on the restart with 26 laps to go with Foos, Peterson, Philo, Conley and Henry in tow. Foos took second on lap 10 just before Conley stopped two circuits later after battling with Philo and Henry for fifth. This time on the restart Foos stayed glued to Jacobs' rear bumper while Lay, Henry and Peterson battled for third.

Foos was able to drive around Jacobs into the lead with a daring move on the tricky turn four cushion on lap 18. With 10 laps to go Foos had opened a second and half lead over Jacobs while Lay and Henry were entertaining the crowed in their quest for third.

Foos hit his marks and drove away to the win as Lay got around Jacobs on the last lap for second with Henry and Caleb Griffith rounding out the top five.

John Ivy and Jason Keckler paced the field for the 25-lap 305 A-main but Bobby Clark stopped to bring about a complete restart. When the green flew Ivy bolted into the lead with Tyler Street applying pressure with Keckler, Weaver and Chris Verda in tow. Ivy, Street and Weaver traded the top spot all around the speedway and only a caution on lap four slowed the action. Weaver finally took the lead from Ivy on lap nine but Ivy and Street continued to apply pressure.

With 10 laps to go the action ground to a halt when Tyler Gunn stopped on the speedway. On the ensuing restart Street took a look to the outside of Weaver but couldn't complete the pass. The car on the move was 13th starter Steve Rando who charged into third with eight laps to go. Weaver was able to build a 1.4 second lead with five laps remaining but lapped traffic allowed Street to close to within a half second at the white flag.

Coming to the checkers Street made a daring move above the cushion and fell just .3 second short as Weaver earned the win. Rando, Ivy and 12th starter Jimmy McGrath Jr. rounded out the top five.

Only three cautions halted the incredible action in the 20-lap dirt truck main that featured Sorg leading by a bumper the first three laps with Brewer leading lap four, Sorg back in charge on lap five, Brewer back to the point on lap six and Valenti taking over on lap seven. Valenti and Brewer would then put on a masterful battle over the rest of the race.

Brewer made one last ditch shot at the win coming to the checkers but Valenti held him off by half a truck length for the $1,100 win. Sorg, Dustin Keegan and Jim Holcomb rounded out the top five.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, Aug. 3 on Pub 400 Night with the 410 and 305 sprints and dirt trucks. The dirt trucks will also run their rained-out feature from May.

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

About the Baumann Auto Group – www.baumannautogroup.com

In an era of continuous change, the Baumann Auto Group is celebrating 62 years of successfully serving the community. Buck Baumann is proud to continue his father Al’s vision with the same tradition of trust and family atmosphere in the seven dealerships that are in Fremont, Tiffin, Port Clinton and Genoa. Baumann Won’t Be Beat is more than a slogan, we don't compromise honesty and ethics, we proudly employ high quality people and we care about our loyal customers.

The Baumann Auto Group has an exceptional sales and service team. So not only can you purchase your new vehicle from Baumann's, but they will keep it running smoothly with continued service maintenance. If you should have an unfortunate accident, Baumann’s body shop is a well-known "direct repair" facility for numerous insurance companies, performing collision repairs on all makes and models.

Fremont Speedway
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Baumann Auto Group Night
[*] indicates starting position

410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying
1.5T-Travis Philo, 13.222; 2.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.293; 3.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.329; 4.3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.375; 5.23-Bryan Sebetto, 13.393; 6.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.450; 7.45-Brian Lay, 13.487; 8.3C-Cale Conley, 13.505; 9.5-Byron Reed, 13.578; 10.16-DJ Foos, 13.593; 11.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.692; 12.9X-Ricky Peterson, 13.701; 13.2+-Brian Smith, 13.702; 14.09-Craig Mintz, 13.703; 15.33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.713; 16.14-Chad Wilson, 13.855; 17.4-Cap Henry, 13.938; 18.35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.010; 19.96AU-Bruce White, 14.263; 20.1-Nate Dussel, 26.999;

Heat 1 (10 Laps)
1. 16-DJ Foos[1] ; 2. 45-Brian Lay[2] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild[3] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 6. 96AU-Bruce White[7] ; 7. 14-Chad Wilson[6]

Heat 2 (10 Laps)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[4] ; 2. 3C-Cale Conley[2] ; 3. 4-Cap Henry[6] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 6. 1-Nate Dussel[7] ; 7. 23-Bryan Sebetto[3]

Heat 3 (10 Laps)
1. 9X-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 3. 33W-Caleb Griffith[5] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[3]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)
1. 16-DJ Foos[5] ; 2. 45-Brian Lay[1] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 4. 4-Cap Henry[8] ; 5. 33W-Caleb Griffith[9] ; 6. 5-Byron Reed[12] ; 7. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[3] ; 8. 9X-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 9. 1-Nate Dussel[17] ; 10. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 11. 3C-Cale Conley[7] ; 12. 2+-Brian Smith[13] ; 13. 14-Chad Wilson[19] ; 14. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[14] ; 15. 96AU-Bruce White[16] ; 16. 23-Bryan Sebetto[20] ; 17. 3-Jac Haudenschild[10] ; 18. 46AU-Stuart Williams[18] ; 19. 09-Craig Mintz[11] ; 20. 35-Stuart Brubaker[15]

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying
1.26-Jamie Miller, 13.961; 2.4*-Tyler Street, 14.006; 3.5Jr-Jimmy Jr, 14.122; 4.1W-Paul Weaver, 14.130; 5.X-Mike Keegan, 14.235; 6.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.273; 7.25-Jason Keckler, 14.274; 8.77I-John Ivy, 14.288; 9.99-Alvin Roepke, 14.292; 10.36-Seth Schneider, 14.302; 11.29-Tyler Gunn, 14.312; 12.3V-Chris Verda, 14.332; 13.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.349; 14.1H-Zeth Sabo, 14.355; 15.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 14.374; 16.19R-Steve Rando, 14.398; 17.47-Matt Lucius, 14.473; 18.11G-Luke Griffith, 14.480; 19.7-Shawn Valenti, 14.515; 20.75-Jerry Dahms, 14.560; 21.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.619; 22.Z10-Kevin Mingus, 14.697; 23.8-Bobby Clark, 14.783;

Heat 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 8. Z10-Kevin Mingus[8]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps)
1. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 29-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 4. X-Mike Keegan[3] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[5] ; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[8] ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius[6] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[7]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps)
1. 3V-Chris Verda[1] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 4. 5Jr-Jimmy Jr[4] ; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[5] ; 6. 3X-Brandon Riehl[3] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebold[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 3. 7-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[5] ; 5. 3X-Brandon Riehl[3] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6] ; 8. Z10-Kevin Mingus[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[13] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 5. 5Jr-Jimmy Jr[12] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[8] ; 7. 26-Jamie Miller[10] ; 8. 7-Shawn Valenti[18] ; 9. 11G-Luke Griffith[9] ; 10. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 11. 8-Bobby Clark[16] ; 12. 1H-Zeth Sabo[14] ; 13. 7M-Brandon Moore[17] ; 14. X-Mike Keegan[11] ; 15. 3V-Chris Verda[6] ; 16. 47-Matt Lucius[19] ; 17. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 18. 29-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 19. 3X-Brandon Riehl[20] ; 20. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[15]

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (10 Laps)
1. 37-Eric DeVanna[1] ; 2. 4s-Keith Sorg[6] ; 3. 16-Jim Holcomb[8] ; 4. 32-Kevin Phillips[5] ; 5. 88-Dan Roepke[7] ; 6. P51-Paul Brown JR[4] ; 7. 32H-Dan Hennig[3] ; 8. 75-Adam Dible[2]

Heat 2 (10 Laps)
1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[1] ; 3. 2-Steve Endicott[3] ; 4. 1X-Brad Keckler[2] ; 5. 04-Jeff Hites[8] ; 6. 25-Bryce Black[7] ; 7. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[5] ; 8. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[6]

Heat 3 (10 Laps)
1. 17x-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 2. 23m-Brad Mitten[5] ; 3. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 4. 5-Jim Mcgrath[7] ; 5. 67-Ben Clapp[4] ; 6. 1-John Brooks[2] ; 7. 14T-Cody Truman[1]

Heat 4 (10 Laps)
1. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[3] ; 2. 5s-Brad Stuckey[4] ; 3. 83-Noah Wagner[2] ; 4. 115-Ben Good[6] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[5] ; 6. 7X-Dana Frey[7] ; 7. 11-Austin Gibson[1]

B-Main 1 (12 Laps)
1. 1-John Brooks[7] ; 2. 88-Dan Roepke[1] ; 3. 67-Ben Clapp[3] ; 4. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[14] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[4] ; 6. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[10] ; 7. 32H-Dan Hennig[9] ; 8. P51-Paul Brown JR[5] ; 9. 14T-Cody Truman[11] ; 10. 25-Bryce Black[6] ; 11. 11-Austin Gibson[12] ; 12. 04-Jeff Hites[2] ; 13. 7X-Dana Frey[8] ; 14. 75-Adam Dible[13]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 3. 4s-Keith Sorg[2] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 5. 16-Jim Holcomb[6] ; 6. 33-Jeff Ward[5] ; 7. 23m-Brad Mitten[4] ; 8. 37-Eric DeVanna[10] ; 9. 5s-Brad Stuckey[12] ; 10. 1-John Brooks[17] ; 11. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[1] ; 12. 88-Dan Roepke[18] ; 13. 32-Kevin Phillips[13] ; 14. 2-Steve Endicott[11] ; 15. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[20] ; 16. 115-Ben Good[16] ; 17. 67-Ben Clapp[19] ; 18. 1X-Brad Keckler[14] ; 19. 5-Jim Mcgrath[15] ; 20. 83-Noah Wagner[9]

 

 

Kiser Wins A CRSA Thriller At Fonda

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

Fonda, NY (7/27/19) – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series roared back into action Saturday night with their first stop of the season at the Fonda Speedway. When all was said and done a driver with a familiar last name sat in the hallowed ground known as victory lane at the Track of Champions.

Mike Kiser, making his first start of the 2019 season, made a last lap pass to take the win in the 20 lap A-Main event. The event was not only the seventh event of the CRSA season but the second in the Kennedy’s of Troy Northway 90 Challenge Mini-Series.

The win paid $1,000 for Kiser and his team. Kiser also claimed the Pro Fab Engineering/Mike Van Dusen bonus of $700. The bonus was on the line for drivers who started in the fifth or sixth row and went on to pick up the win.

Thomas Radivoy and Sydney Prince led the strong 20 car field to the green however before a lap could be completed fifth place points runner Johnny Kolosek flipped on the front straight-a-way. He walked away from the incident. On the restart three drivers – Darryl Ruggles, Cory Sparks and Dana Wagner tangled in the short chute between turns three and four. All three would head pit side.

When racing was able to get started all eyes were on early race leader Sydney Prince. Prince looked strong on the lead, opening a large advantage over early second place runner Radivoy. The driver on the charge was Kiser.

Kiser, of Cooperstown, arrived late to the track and had no hot laps. He piloted the Powder Tech Powder Coatings number 99 in the third heat race and finished in a redraw position. He drew the ninth spot and set his sights on the front. Kiser moved into second past Radivoy late in the event and then quickly reeled in Prince.

As the duo came down to the white flag Kiser was all over the tail tank of Prince. Kiser used slower lapped traffic to his advantage and took the lead from Prince on the final lap. Kiser picked up the win over Prince, Radivoy, Justin Mills and Jeff Trombley.

Heat races for the 20 car field were won by Emily VanInwegen, Ruggles and Wagner.

The Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher Award went to Mark Connoly, the Midstate Basement Authorities First Car Out Award went to Johnny Kolosek, the Maguire Family of Dealerships Magnificent Move of the Race Award went to Prince, the Powder Tech Powder Coatings Hard Charger Award went to Trombley (19th to 5th) and the Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Award went to Kiser.

The 2019 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series is back in action on Sunday at the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park in Fultonville, New York.

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

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, Midstate Basement Authorities, Maguire Family of Dealerships, A-Verdi Storage Containers, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Kennedy’s Towing, Algonkin Motel, Powder Tech Powder Coatings, Magsarus Ignition’s, Pro Fab Engineering, Just Signs & Designs, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc., Country Service Center.

Round #7 – Fonda Speedway - A-Main Finish (20 Laps) – Mike Kiser, Sydney Prince, Thomas Radivoy, Justin Mills, Jeff Trombley, Emily VanInwegen, Dalton Herrick, John Scarborough, Mike Van Pelt, Mark Taylor, Jesse Pruchnik, Mark Connely, Link Pettit, Matt Priscott, Dana Wagner, Darryl Ruggles, Josh Flint, Cory Sparks, Johnny Kolosek, Mark Traver (DNS)

 

 

Horstman wins again, Anderson and O'Connor bag victories at Limaland.

 July 26, 2019 Lima, OH

by Gerry Keysor

Perfect weather and a great crowd showed up at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday night and were treated to an awesome night of racing action at the quarter mile bullring. Cloverdale, Ohio's Jared Horstman piloted the familiar orange Number 17 to his 4th victory in K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invader action, while No. 34X Shane O'Connor picked up his first Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modified A Main win of 2019, and No 22T Tony Anderson picked up his 2nd Bud Thunderstock victory of the 2019 season.

The Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modfieds started the night with their 20 lap A Main. No. 11H Mike Hohlbein and No. 95J Jerry Bowersock would pace the field top the green flag with Bowersock grabbing the early point. No. 65 Todd Sherman battled his way to to second and set his sights on race leader Bowersock. The two would race wheel to wheel with only a lap 8 caution interrupting the battle. On the restart, O'Connor powered his way past Hohlbein and set his sight on the leaders. On lap 11, O'Connor would take the lead for good and win over Bowersock, Sherman, No. 22T Tony Anderson and Hohlbein.

Next up were the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders with their 25 lap A Main. No 12B Hud Horton and No 28H Hud Horton would bring the field to the green flag with Vandalia Ohio's Stinson leading lap number 1 aboard the Don "Bounce" Ryder owned, Lee Greenwood sponsored entry. No. 49 Shawn Dancer found the high side of the track to his liking and powered to the lead on lap 2 and began to pull away as No 17 Jared Horstman fought his way to 2nd. Horstman began to close on Dancer on lap 9 when Dancer bounced off the backstretch wall exiting turn 2. Dancer would then loop out his number 49 car in turn 2 the next time around, bringing out the caution. Meanwhile, Ludlow Falls Ohio's Luke Hall had fought his way up to 6th from the tail, and on the restart made a huge move to 4th on the the top of the track. Caution would slow the field one final time on lap 17, but it didn't matter to Horstman, who would win his 4th Limaland feature of the year and his 5th NRA victory over No. 22 Randy Hannagan, Hall, Stinson, and No. 66 Chase Dunham.

Wrapping the evening's action were the Bud Thunderstocks in their 15 lap A Main. No. J1 Jeff Matheny and No. 463 Daniel Sanchez would make up the front row, with Sanchez grabbing the early lead. Behind them, the action was hot and heavy with No. 22T Tony Anderson, No 57 Jeff Jessup, and No 7C Jordan Conover battling for 3rd, going 3 wide at times through the middle of the event. Caution would wave on lap 6 for No. 01 Leighton Clift spinning in turn 4, and on the restart, a pileup would ensue in turn 2 involving Matheny, No. 17 Jeremy Creech, No. 82 Chris Douglas, Jessup, No. 17H Devon Helmig, and No. 1W Mark Wooten. Anderson would show the nose of his No 22T to Sanchez as the leaders completed lap 7 and finally make the pass for the lead on lap 10. Anderson would continue to his 2nd victory of the season over Conover, Sanchez, No. J2 Rob Trent, and No. 89 Keith Shockency.

Limaland Motorsports Park roars back to action on Friday August 2nd when Alexander and Bebout presents the 22nd Annual Limaland Season Point Championships and Meet the Drivers night, featuring the always exciting Non Wing Sprint Cars, Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modifieds, and Bud Thunderstocks. General Admission is $12 for ages 16 and older, $6 for ages 11-15, and kids 10 and under are admitted FREE. Pit passes for all ages are $30. Grandstand Gates Open at 5:00pm, Pit Gates Open 4:30pm–8:00pm, Warm Ups @ 6:30pm, Racing @ 7:30pm.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 7/26/2019 K&L Ready Mix Clash

Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 95J-Jerry Bowersock; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson; 3. 16-Jeff Koz; 4. 1-Brenden Rassel; 5. 9C-Troy Cattarene; 6. 463-Daniel Sanchez; 7. 9PG-Percy Gendreau; 8. 17F-Nick Felkey

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 11H-Mike Hohlbein; 2. 34X-Shane O'Connor; 3. 7-Drew Smith; 4. 71-Scott Fritz; 5. 20K-Bill Keeler; 6. 18-Ryan Sutter; 7. 10L-Nathon Loney

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 65-Todd Sherman; 2. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 3. M1G-Matt Twining; 4. 36V-Brandon Vaughan; 5. 71H-Chris Hicks; 6. 12-Tom Jacobs; 7. 92-Kyle Shaffer

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 34X-Shane O'Connor[5]; 2. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[2]; 3. 65-Todd Sherman[3]; 4. 22T-Tony Anderson[4]; 5. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[1]; 6. 10L-Nathon Loney[20]; 7. 7-Drew Smith[8]; 8. 3W-Dylan Woodling[6]; 9. 1-Brenden Rassel[10]; 10. 9C-Troy Cattarene[13]; 11. M1G-Matt Twining[9]; 12. 20K-Bill Keeler[14]; 13. 71-Scott Fritz[11]; 14. 12-Tom Jacobs[18]; 15. 16-Jeff Koz[7]; 16. 463-Daniel Sanchez[16]; 17. 92-Kyle Shaffer[21]; 18. 36V-Brandon Vaughan[12]; 19. 71H-Chris Hicks[15]; 20. 9PG-Percy Gendreau[19]

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders Qualifying - 1. 2-Kyle Sauder, 11.763; 2. 28H-Hud Horton, 11.770; 3. 66-Chase Dunham, 11.808; 4. 17H-Jared Hortsman, 11.811; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer, 11.938; 6. 22H-Randy Hannagan, 12.050; 7. 12S-Jimmy Stinson, 12.131; 8. 24-Kobe Allison, 12.146; 9. 11-Tim Allison, 12.181; 10. 14-Luke Daugherty, 12.234; 11. 23-Devon Dobie, 12.250; 12. 5W-Jeff Williams, 12.293; 13. 34-Luke Hall, 12.301; 14. 37-Noah Dunlap, 12.427

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 49-Shawn Dancer; 2. 12S-Jimmy Stinson; 3. 2-Kyle Sauder; 4. 66-Chase Dunham; 5. 23-Devon Dobie; 6. 11-Tim Allison; 7. 34-Luke Hall

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 17H-Jared Hortsman; 2. 28H-Hud Horton; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan; 4. 24-Kobe Allison; 5. 5W-Jeff Williams; 6. 37-Noah Dunlap; 7. 14-Luke Daugherty

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 17H-Jared Hortsman[3]; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[6]; 3. 34-Luke Hall[13]; 4. 12S-Jimmy Stinson[1]; 5. 66-Chase Dunham[7]; 6. 5W-Jeff Williams[10]; 7. 28H-Hud Horton[2]; 8. 49-Shawn Dancer[4]; 9. 23-Devon Dobie[9]; 10. 2-Kyle Sauder[5]; 11. 11-Tim Allison[11]; 12. 24-Kobe Allison[8]; 13. 14-Luke Daugherty[14]

Bud Thunderstocks Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 463-Daniel Sanchez; 2. 11-Bryce Nichols; 3. 7C-Jordan Conover; 4. 27-Frank Paladino; 5. 17H-Devon Helmig; 6. O1-Leighton Clift; 7. 1-Chad Coleman

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. J1-Jeff Matheny; 2. 57-Jeffery Jessup; 3. 1W-Mark Wooten; 4. 89-Keith Shockency; 5. 82-Chris Douglas; 6. OO-Brandon Pralle; 7. 77-Corey Wooten

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 17-Jeremy Creech; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson; 3. J2-Rob Trent; 4. 23-Casey Barr; 5. 87-Andy Welch; 6. 88-Tod Sturgeon; 7. 7W-Dan Wooten

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 22T-Tony Anderson[6]; 2. 7C-Jordan Conover[7]; 3. 463-Daniel Sanchez[2]; 4. J2-Rob Trent[9]; 5. 89-Keith Shockency[11]; 6. 7W-Dan Wooten[21]; 7. OO-Brandon Pralle[17]; 8. 23-Casey Barr[12]; 9. 87-Andy Welch[15]; 10. 82-Chris Douglas[14]; 11. 27-Frank Paladino[10]; 12. 77-Corey Wooten[20]; 13. O1-Leighton Clift[16]; 14. 11-Bryce Nichols[4]; 15. 17-Jeremy Creech[3]; 16. 1-Chad Coleman[19]; 17. 57-Jeffery Jessup[5]; 18. J1-Jeff Matheny[1]; 19. 17H-Devon Helmig[13]; 20. 1W-Mark Wooten[8]; 21. 88-Tod Sturgeon[18]

 

 

Dalman Wins GLSS Feature at Gas City;

Nusbaum Nabs First Mod Feature Win of the Year;

Headley, Naida and Knittle Also Post Victories

GAS CITY, Ind., July 27 — Gregg Dalman of Bellevue, Mich. beat Conner Morrell of Bradenton, Fla. by 1.727 seconds to win the second 25-lap Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS) 360 winged sprint car feature ever held at Gas City I-69 Speedway Friday night.

Dillon Nusbaum of Warsaw, Ind. won the quarter-mile dirt oval’s UMP modified championship last year without winning a feature, but he won one Friday night in a 20-lap contest.

The $100 bounty on the Headley family went unclaimed, as James Headley of Marion, Ind. led all 15 laps of the hornet feature.

Thirteen-year-old Darin Naida of Adrian, Mich. won the 600cc outlaw winged micro-sprint feature, while Kevin Knittle of Van Wert, Ohio won his heat and led every lap of the 15-lap feature for the tough truck division in a program that was broadcast live by WIWU TV and was completed by 10:08 p.m.

Dalman, who finished second in the GLSS championship last year, earned $2,000 and gave himself a belated birthday present by winning the sprint car feature, as he turned 48 on July 20. He started third in the 19-car field with his No. 49T, which is sponsored by Maxima Racing Oils, Pro-Mec Engineering Services, Perfit, Edgewraps and Kistler Engines, but his victory was not easy. He and Morrell exchanged the lead multiple times and ran side-by-side several times before Dalman got the upper hand for good with a move to the outside of Morrell in Turn 2 on lap 21.

Dustin Daggett of Grand Ledge, Mich. hit the frontstretch wall on lap eight but survived to finish third. Chase Ridenour of Perry, Mich. both started and finished in fourth place. Fifteen-year-old Andrew Scheid of Sparta, Mich. was the race’s hard charger, as he started 13th but finished fifth.

Nusbaum started second in the modified feature in Kim Wheeler and Dave Baker’s Pierce Platinum chassis that is powered by a Hogue-prepped engine and sponsored by Florida Cars Lexus, Wheeler and Sons Well Drilling, Holzinger Seed Services, Valley Farm Supply and Hogue Engines. He took the lead on lap four by passing polesitter Aaron Orr on the outside, and led the rest of the way.

It was a race where it wasn’t good to be in second place.

Bub Roberts of Warren, Ind. was in line for his best finish of the season at Gas City until he lost a wheel and went for a wild ride in Turn 4 on lap 17 while running second. The accident was bad enough to bring out a red flag, but luckily he wasn’t hurt.

That put Andy Bishop of Gas City in second place, but he and Clayton Bryant tangled in Turn 2 with 18 laps down to bring out a yellow. That gave second to Bill Griffith, but he faltered on the backstretch on lap 19 and ended up fifth. In the end the driver Nusbaum passed for the lead in the early going, Orr, took the runner-up honors. Josh Betts finished third and Jessica Sroufe of Huntington, Ind. placed fourth.

Headley won his fourth hornet feature of the year at Gas City in dominant fashion with his No. 0, which is sponsored by Dudding’s Heating and Cooling, Garriott Electric, Edwards Automotive and TJR Trucking. Gage Allen of Warren, Ind. used lapped traffic to help him get by polesitter Jason Spencer of Columbia City, Ind. for second place on lap seven and went on to finish in that position. James Headley Jr. of Wabash, Ind. passed Spencer with a move to the outside as they were going through Turn 4 with five laps to go to nail down third. Spencer hung on for fourth and Andrew Clark finished fifth.

Naida started third in the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet No. 7N micro-sprint, took the lead from polesitter Alexis Adgate on lap four, and led the rest of the way in that 15-lapper. Nate Franklin dipped under Adgate in Turn 4 on lap nine to earn the runner-up honors. Mike Landis finished third followed by Adgate and Tyler Fitzpatrick.

The 15-lap tough truck feature went non-stop and Knittle won in dominant fashion from the pole with his truck that is sponsored in part by Hick’s Accounting. Devon Howard finished second and Dustin Ratliff was third. Andy King and Leslie Hurd rounded out the top five.

On Friday, Aug. 2 Gas City will host its “Summer Slam” show of non-wing sprint cars, American Vintage Sprint Car Association (AVSCA) sprint cars, USAC SpeeD2 midgets, UMP modifieds and street stocks.

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

The results:

GLSS Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Brad Lamberson, 2. Gregg Dalman, 3. Dustin Daggett, 4. Brandon Long, 5. Andrew Scheid, 6. Andy Chehowski, 7. Jack James.

GLSS Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Conner Morrell, 2. Dan McCarron, 3. Phil Gressman, 4. Michael Summers, 5. Garrett Saunders, 6. Kyle Poortenga.

GLSS Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Chase Ridemour, 2. Jared Lamberson, 3. Josh Shantz, 4. Linden Jones, 5. Lukas Smith, 6. Alexis Adgate.

GLSS Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Gregg Dalman, 2. Conner Morrell, 3. Dustin Daggett, 4. Chase Ridenour, 5. Andrew Scheid, 6. Josh Shantz, 7. Dan McCarron, 8. Brandon Long, 9. Phil Gressman, 10. Andy Chehowski, 11. Kyle Poortenga, 12. Garrett Saunders, 13. Linden Jones, 14. Jared Lamberson, 15. Michael Summers, 16. Jack James, 17. Lukas Smith, 18. Brad Lamberson, 19. Alexis Adgate.

UMP Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Dillon Nusbaum, 2. Bill Griffith, 3. Bub Roberts, 4. Josh Betts, 5. Terry Grilliott, 6. Scott Orr, 7. Luke Timmerman.

UMP Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Aaron Orr, 2. Clayton Bryant, 3. Andy Bishop, 4. Garrett Rons, 5. Jessica Sroufe, 6. Jason Jones.

UMP Modified Feature (20 laps): 1. Dillon Nusbaum, 2. Aaron Orr, 3. Josh Betts, 4. Jessica Sroufe, 5. Bill Griffith, 6. Terry Grilliott, 7. Scott Orr, 8. Jason Jones, 9. Luke Timmerman, 10. Andy Bishop, 11. Bub Roberts, 12. Clayton Bryant, 13. Garrett Rons.

Hornet Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Jason Spencer, 2. Gage Allen, 3. James Headley Jr., 4. Jacob Beard, 5. Joey Eastes, 6. Stevie Clark, 7. Charlie Teegarden, 8. Brad Evans.

Hornet Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. James Headley, 2. Andrew Clark, 3. Kolton Sollars, 4. Randy Brommer, 5. Dustin Franks, 6. Jesse Arenas, 7. Mark Casto.

Hornet Feature (15 laps): 1. James Headley, 2. Gage Allen, 3. James Headley Jr., 4. Jason Spencer, 5. Andrew Clark, 6. Kolton Sollars, 7. Randy Brommer, 8. Joey Eastes, 9. Stevie Clark, 10. Dustin Franks, 11. Charlie Teegarden, 12. Mark Casto, 13. Brad Evans, 14. Jacob Beard, 15. Jesse Arenas.

Micro-Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Alexis Adgate, 2. Darin Naida, 3. Rick Rhodes, 4. Tyler Fitzpatrick, 5. Gage Wilson, 6. Brenton Lamb, 7. Rich Koop (DNS).

Micro-Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Mike Landis, 2. Nate Franklin, 3. Shawn Bone, 4. Collin Grissom, 5. Jacob Koop, 6. Dawson Phillips.

Micro-Sprint Feature (15 laps): 1. Darin Naida, 2. Nate Franklin, 3. Mike Landis, 4. Alexis Adgate, 5. Tyler Fitzpatrick, 6. Rick Rhodes, 7. Jacob Koop, 8. Brenton Lamb, 9. Dawson Phillips, 10. Collin Grissom, 11. Jacob Koop, 12. Gage Wilson, 13. Shawn Bone.

Tough Truck Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Kevin Knittle, 2. Dustin Ratliff, 3. Leslie Hurd, 4. Devon Howard, 5. Abbey Werling, 6. Andy King, 7. Ian Levalley.

Tough Truck Feature (15 laps): 1. Kevin Knittle, 2. Devon Howard, 3. Dustin Ratliff, 4. Andy King, 5. Leslie Hurd, 6. Abbey Werling, 7. Ian Levalley (DNS).

 

 

KREISEL CRUISES TO LIL' BELLEVILLE GLORY

BELLEVILLE, ILL. (July 26, 2019) - Leading from start-to-finish, Riley Kreisel of Warsaw, Mo. controlled Friday's "Border WAR" opener at Belle-Clair Speedway in convincing fashion. Earning his fifth-career POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League victory, the defending series champion shot his No. 90 to the top of the points chase with only a handful of races left.

Earning LRB, Inc. #HighPointMan honors, Kreisel had a little luck of the draw with a zero-inversion leaving his No. 90 on the pole position of the 25-lapper. Shooting to the early lead, Kreisel assumed command of the top spot while the 23-car field behind him jockeyed for position on the tight 1/5th-mile surface.

Heading into a swarm of lap traffic, Kreisel brought along Wesley Smith of Nixa, Mo. and Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill. as the trio ran bumper-to-bumper atop the cushion. A red flag for an upside-down TJ Artz bunched the field back up and fired them off at the halfway point.

Keeping it consistent on the high side, Kreisel remained large and in charge while Smith had his hands full with a persistent Daum, who insisted on rolling the bottom as he crept into contention. In the closing stages, Daum finally inched close enough to launch a slider on Smith and steal the second spot away as he set his sights on Kreisel out front. A lap 21 caution created a four-lap dash to the finish with Kreisel in control, but Daum fast and furious on his heels.

The 19-year old reigning WAR Sprints champion would not be denied on this night, however, as Riley Kreisel of Warsaw, Mo. sealed the deal and put a stamp on his wire-to-wire victory at Belle-Clair Speedway. Friday's triumph marked Kreisel's first win at the Belleville, Ill. facility, his second of the 2019 season, the fifth of his WAR career, and most importantly, it propelled him into control of the championship chase as the points leader.

Chasing Kreisel to the stripe was Zach Daum, who advanced from eighth-to-second aboard the McGarry Motorsports No. 31B. Colten Cottle of Kansas, Ill. rounded out the podium in his No. 5C entry, while Wesley Smith and Korey Weyant closed out the top five. Finishing in the top ten was Kory Schudy (sixth), Quinton Benson (seventh), Mitchell Davis (eighth), Pete Palazzolo (ninth) and Brian Beebe (tenth).

The "Border WAR" continues tomorrow night as the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League visits St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Missouri.

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Hinchman Racewear Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 37-Brian Beebe, Oak Grove, MO (2); 2. 12-Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (4); 3. 90X-Patrick Budde, Bartelso, IL (1); 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (3); 5. 22S-Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (5); 6. 45-Adam Wilfong, Indianapolis, IN (6).

Bell Racing HQ Heat Two (8 Laps):
1.5C-Colten Cottle, Kansas, IL (2); 2. 15B-Quinton Benson, Emma, MO (4); 3. 70-Pete Palazzolo, St. Louis, MO (3); 4. 56-Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (1); 5. 73-Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (5); 6. 31-Austin Sears, Macomb, IL (6).

Schure Built Suspension Heat Three (8 Laps):
1. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (1); 2. 31B-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (2); 3. 57-TJ Artz, Lincoln, NE (4); 4. 77-Jack Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (6); 5. 18-Justin Standridge, Springfield, MO (3); 6. 21X-Steve Stroud, St. Charles, MO (5).

Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat Four (8 Laps):
1. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (3); 2. 28-Kory Schudy, Springfield, MO (4); 3. 4-Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack, MO (1); 4. 20-Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (5); 5. 2-Jason Billups, Holt, MO (2).

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League Main Event (25 Laps):
1. 90-Riley Kreisel (1); 2. 31B-Zach Daum (8); 3. 5C-Colten Cottle (3); 4. 12-Wesley Smith (4); 5. 99-Korey Weyant (7); 6. 28-Kory Schudy (6); 7. 15B-Quinton Benson (5); 8. 56-Mitchell Davis (16); 9. 70-Pete Palazzolo (11); 10. 37-Brian Beebe (2); 11. 8D-Justin Standridge (19); 12. 77-Jack Wagner (10); 13. 16-Anthony Nicholson (15); 14. 73-Samuel Wagner (18); 15. 20-Steve Thomas (12); 16. 45-Adam Wilfong (21); 17. 21X-Steve Stroud (23); 18. 90X-Patrick Budde (13); 19. 4-Braydon Cromwell (14); 20. 31-Austin Sears (22); 21. 2-Jason Billups (20); 22. 22S-Slater Helt (17); 23. 57-TJ Artz (9).
Lap Leader(s); Kreisel 1-25.
Hard Charger(s): Davis +8.

 

 

THOMAS TAMES BELLE-CLAIR FOR 13TH-CAREER VICTORY

BELLEVILLE, ILL. (July 26, 2019) - Assuming the lead on lap eight, Tyler Thomas of Collinsville, Okla. ensued to go the distance and earn his 13th-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory on Friday night at Belle-Clair Speedway. Acing restart after restart and mastering the tricky, thick cushion, Thomas was undeniable as he nabbed the fourth Lil' Belleville triumph of his career aboard the BT Machine, Spike/Toyota No. 91T.

Bringing the 24-car main event field to life, Cannon McIntosh of Bixby, Okla. and Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Ill. paced the 12-row pack. In standard "Hello Neuman" fashion, Jake ripped the lip around McIntosh and put his Jim Neuman Racing, BRANDT, BOSS/SR-11 No. 3N into command of the early lead.

While Neuman shot to the front, Thomas maneuvered from the outside of row two and rocketed into the second spot with a bold slider on McIntosh. Holding a steady lead early on, Neuman's night came crashing to an early end on the seventh circuit of the 25-lapper, as his No. 3N suddenly lost power and slowed to a stop on the backstretch.

Unable to fire off, Neuman's misfortune sent him retiring to the infield while Thomas capitalized and moved his No. 91T to the top of the leaderboard. Building a nice, thick cushion up against the iconic Belle-Clair wooden walls, Thomas, McIntosh and the rest of the field continually adapted to an ever-changing 1/5th-mile surface into the second half of the feature.

Although hampered by a string of several cautions at the mid-race point, Thomas seemed to never waiver, perfecting each restart thrown his way and not allowing McIntosh the opportunity to even dare of a potential bid at the lead.

A green flag run in the closing stages finally allowed Thomas to extend his advantage while McIntosh kept fighting for more traction atop the cushion and the duo ran into lap traffic. While those two ran away from the field, the battle for third was the most thrilling to witness as Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, Calif. and Sam Johnson of St. Peters, Mo. went slider-for-slider for almost five consecutive laps.

In the end, nobody could match Tyler Thomas on this night, as he controlled the final 18 laps and topped his fourth-career feature at Belle-Clair Speedway, a facility that the Collinsville, Okla. native has found a keen liking for. Driving his family-owned BT Machine, Spike/Toyota No. 91T with dad, Brian Thomas, on the wrenches, Friday's victory marked his 13th-career win in POWRi National Midget League competition.

Cannon McIntosh, who is night-after-night so close to that elusive first-career win, was the runner-up finisher on Friday scoring a second-place result in the Dave Mac Motorsports, Drive WFX, Spike/Toyota No. 08. Jesse Colwell, the current POWRi National Midget points leader, rounded out the podium in third-place aboard his Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, JBL Audio, Bullet/Toyota No. 71.

Closing out the top five at Belle-Clair was Sam Johnson with a career-best finish of fourth-place and Ace McCarthy of Tahlequah, Okla. with a solid fifth-place run. Also finishing inside the top ten was Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger, Broc Hunnell, in sixth-from-16th, Daniel Robinson in seventh, Karter Sarff in eighth, Daison Pursley in ninth, and Holley Hollan in tenth.

Cannon McIntosh won AutoMeter heat one, Tyler Thomas topped KSE Racing Products heat two, and Jake Neuman claimed Advanced Racing Suspensions heat three on Friday night at Belle-Clair Speedway. McIntosh was also the PAC Racing Springs High Point Man.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will be right back at it tomorrow night Saturday, July 27 with a trip to Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill. If you can't attend this thrilling show yourself, you can watch it LIVE on www.speedshifttv.com.

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Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps): 1.08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (2); 2. 72-Sam Johnson, St. Peters, MO (1);3. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (3); 4. 50-Daniel Adler, St. Louis, MO (5); 5. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (8); 6. 67-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (7); 7. 17C-Devin Camfield, Decatur, IL (6); 8. 35-Tyler Robbins, Collinsville, IL (4).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps): 1.91T-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK (1); 2. 11-Daniel Robinson, Ewing, IL (3); 3. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (5); 4. 17-Austin Brown, Millstadt, IL (7); 5. 103-Broc Hunnell, Eolia, MO (4); 6. 55-Nick Knepper, Belleville, IL (8); 7. 86C-Dave Camfield III, Decatur, IL (6); 8. 37-Max Guilford (2).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps): 1.3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (2); 2. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (4); 3. 5T-Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (1); 4. 37X-Karter Sarff, Mason City, IL (5); 5. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (8); 6. 56AP-Colten Cottle, Kansas, IL (7); 7. 5H-Ryan Mueller, Wildwood, MO (6); 8. 5-Danny Frye, St. Peters, MO (3).

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Main Event (25 Laps): 1. 91T-Tyler Thomas (4); 2. 08-Cannon McIntosh (1); 3. 71-Jesse Colwell (3); 4. 72-Sam Johnson (8); 5. 28-Ace McCarthy (9); 6. 103-Broc Hunnell (16); 7. 11-Daniel Robinson (5); 8. 37X-Karter Sarff (13); 9. 9-Daison Pursley (10); 10. 67-Holley Hollan (17); 11. 5D-Zach Daum (6); 12. 97K-Jesse Love (11); 13. 5-Danny Frye (23); 14. 86C-Dave Camfield III (20); 15. 5T-Presley Truedson (14); 16. 37-Max Guilford (24); 17. 17C-Devin Camfield (19); 18. 55-Nick Knepper (15); 19. 50-Daniel Adler (12); 20. 5H-Ryan Mueller (21); 21. 35-Tyler Robbins (22); 22. 3N-Jake Neuman (2); 23. 17-Austin Brown (7); 24. 56AP-Colten Cottle (18). Lap Leader(s); Neuman 1-7, Thomas 8-25. Hard Charger(s): Hunnell +10.

 

 

Griffith holds off Haudenschild for Attica AFCS win; Miller edges Gun for AFCS 305 victory; Irey takes late model checkers

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, OH. - A couple of years ago Caleb Griffith thought he was done racing. But, a family friend purchased a sprint car and made the call to Griffith, who, reluctantly, decided to give it another go. It paid off as the Sandusky, Ohio driver led all 30 laps of the 410 sprint feature Friday, July 26 at Attica Raceway Park on Morgan Stanley/Underground Utilities Inc. Night.

Griffith, Attica's 2014 track champion, had to hold off a late race charge by hall-of-famer Jac Haudenschild to earn his third career victory at Attica in the Callie's Performance Performance Products 410 sprints. The victory was worth $4,000 thanks to Spanky's Pizza of Carey, Ohio.

"I've been poached here on late race restarts so many times. I'm thinking on that last restart...I look at the board and saw Jac had gotten back to second and I'm thinking if I can get rolling...he'll have a shot in the first corner but after that I'll be okay. I bumped the wing back for this end (turns one and two) and I caught the curb down here (turns three and four) and the second lap I saw him under me. I was thinking should I move..I didn't know what to do. I pulled one from the Vic (crew chief) rule book and kept bombing the top," said Griffith beside his Jeff Ward Demolition backed machine.

"I have to thank Jeff (Ward, car owner) the most. My whole family, all the sacrifices they've made. My brother-in-law Dusty and Vic...Brady helped me put all this together at the beginning of the year and get going. For awhile there on the other race car...you start to doubt everything you felt like you ever knew. You don't know if you still know how to do this. We changed cars for tonight...didn't change a torsion bar or shock and all night that thing has been awesome," added Griffith.

And, with just three All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group 410 sprint races left to determine the $10,000 champion, the points tightened up. Buddy Kofoid came into the night atop the standings with Cap Henry second. Henry finished third at Attica while Kofoid came home fourth as the series heads to Fremont Speedway Saturday, July 27.

Mansfield, Ohio's Matt Irey also held off a late race charge in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models to score his first win of the season at Attica. Ryan Missler and Doug Drown hounded Irey - Attica's 2016 track champion - the entire 25 laps but Irey held on for his third career feature win at the track.

"I saw Ryan and got to thinking maybe the top was getting a little dirty with all the lapped cars and I was starting to get a little more free and I saw him and I figured if I cleared him off the corner I have to take his line. I moved down and the car got pretty good and that was the last I saw him. It's been too long..been a rough year. We bent our main car two weeks ago at Wayne County so we pulled the back-up car out...that's twice we've done that here," said Irey beside his his Rod Eddleblute's Garage/Flenner Well & Excavating/Mid-Ohio Graphics/Tru-Form/Kilgore & Harring CPA backed #36.

The Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature literally came down to the blink of an eye. Fremont, Ohio's Jamie Miller held off Tyler Gunn for his third straight Attica win by a difference of .081 seconds. Miller, Attica's 2005 track champion, has won five overall features in 2019 (two at Fremont) and pads his lead in the KS Sales & Service AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales heading into Fremont on Saturday, July 27. The win is the 22nd in the 305 division for Miller at Attica and places him fourth on the all-time victory list.

"I tried to use all the track and then some. That last lap was...this thing was getting so tight there at the end, it didn't want to turn. Once I got screwed up I could hear him back there and I knew he was going to try and slide me so I just left off and turned and drove right back by him. It's pretty awesome to be fourth on the all-time list. I never really thought I'd be up there when I started racing in 1999. I have a ways to go to catch Paul (Weaver)," said Miller beside his Fostoria Mod Shop/Crown Battery/Sonic Hauling/Pen Monster.com/Brad’s Barbecue/Napa of Attica/Avon by Angie/Griff’s Engines/Color Street by Jaime Hennig/Reedtown Tavern/York Carpet Outlet/Branham Builders/Imprint Logo backed #26.

Haudenschild and Griffith brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 feature with Griffith shooting into the lead over Haudenschild, Henry, TJ Michael, Stuart Brubaker, Kofoid and Jess Stiger. Henry took over the second spot on lap three right before the caution flew for Brian Lay who stopped on the speedway. When the green returned Griffith pulled away from Henry and his lead was nearly two seconds by lap nine.

Heavy lapped traffic came into play by lap 13 and Griffith lead began to shrink as Henry closed with Haudenschild, Michael, Kofoid, Brubaker, Travis Philo and Hunter Schuerenberg in tow. With 16 laps in Paige Polyak coasted to a stop giving Griffith a clear track. On the ensuing restart Griffith pulled away slightly but Haudenschild got up on the wheel and drove back into second. A tremendous battle was taking place for fourth involving Michael, Kofoid, Brubaker and Philo.

Schuerenberg took a nasty tumble on lap 21 but was uninjured. On the restart Haudenschild made a bid for the led, trying a slider on Griffith in turns one and two. Griffith was able to turn back under and maintain the lead and began to steadily pull away over the next hand full of laps. The battle for third was heating up between Henry and Kofoid as they closed on the leaders.

With two laps to go Haudenschild closed the gap on Griffith significantly and took a couple of looks under the leader. Griffith hit his marks perfectly and drove to the win over Haudenschild, Henry, Kofoid and Philo.

Ryan Markham and Irey paced the field for the 25 lap late model A-main with Irey gaining the advantage over Markham, Missler, Jeff Warnick, Nate Potts and Doug Drown. After a lap was scored, Markham slowed down the back stretch and Jim Gingery got into him bringing out the caution with Markham going to the pits. On the restart Irey pulled away from Missler as Warnick battled with Drown for third.

The second and final caution of the race fell on lap four for Jimmie Ward. When the green flew so did Irey, building up a pretty good lead over Missler, Drown, Warnick, Devin Shiels and Potts. But, lapped traffic came into play with 10 laps to go and Missler and Drown closed quickly on Irey. The trio ran under a blanket the next hand five laps. With just five laps to go Missler stuck the nose of his machine under Irey to challenge, But Irey moved down a lane and blocked the advance and drove to the win over Missler, Drown, Shiels and Mike Bores.

Zeth Sabo and Miller led the 305 A-main to green with Miller taking the lead over Sabo, Kyle Capodice, Luke Griffith, Jason Keckler, Tyler Street, John Ivy and Gunn. Miller immediately pulled away to a commanding leader while Sabo held his own in second. Miller's big lead evaporated when Kevin Mingus spun on lap nine.

When racing resumed Miller again pulled away and in four laps had a two second advantage over Sabo while Gunn had worked his way to third. As the leaders raced into lapped traffic with 10 circuits remaining Sabo and Gunn battled hard for the runner-up spot with Gunn taking it as the caution flew for a Seth Schneider spin. On the ensuing restart Sabo was able to get under Gunn to retake second but Gunn returned the favor a lap later. Once taking command of second Gunn set his sights on Miller and methodically chipped away at his lead.

With three laps to go Gunn was on Miller's rear bumper. Miller slipped off the high side of turn two on lap 23 but was able to maintain the lead. Miller and Gunn raced side by side out of two after taking the white flag. Through three and four they were side by side and it was a drag race to the checkers with Miller winning by a bumper over Gunn. Capodice, Sabo and Bobby Clark rounded out the top five.

There is no racing the next two weeks at Attica Raceway Park as the Attica Independent Fair takes over. Attica gets back to action on Friday, Aug. 16 on Columbus Equipment/Central Ohio Farmers Night. It is the final AFCS point night at Attica for the 410 and 305 sprints with the late models in action for the Attica/Oakshade Raceway Challenge Series. Also, the 305 sprints will battle for $1,000 to win presented by Griff's Engines.

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

Attica Raceway Park
Friday, July 26, 2019
Morgan Stanley/UUI Night
[*] indicates starting position

410 Sprints - Callie's Performance Products

Qualifying
1.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.683; 2.3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.689; 3.25M-Chris Andrews, 12.811; 4.16-DJ Foos, 12.877; 5.8M-TJ Michael, 12.887; 6.33W-Caleb Griffith, 12.930; 7.09-Craig Mintz, 12.964; 8.3C-Cale Conley, 12.967; 9.19P-Paige Polyak, 12.994; 10.5-Byron Reed, 12.999; 11.1-Nate Dussel, 13.029; 12.97-Max Stambaugh, 13.093; 13.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.093; 14.4-Cap Henry, 13.101; 15.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.116; 16.23-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.201; 17.45L-Brian Lay, 13.223; 18.5T-Travis Philo, 13.226; 19.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.249; 20.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.250; 21.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.265; 22.2+-Brian Smith, 13.337; 23.2L-Landon LaLonde, 13.376; 24.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.487; 25.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.498; 26.35H-Zach Hampton, 13.590; 27.25R-Mitch Harble, 13.732; 28.21-Brinton Marvel, 13.834; 29.96AU-Bruce White, 14.223;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 4-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg[5] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 5. 97-Max Stambaugh[3] ; 6. 2L-Landon LaLonde[6] ; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson[7] ; 8. 35H-Zach Hampton[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 33W-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[4] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 4. 19P-Paige Polyak[5] ; 5. 5-Byron Reed[6] ; 6. 25M-Chris Andrews[3] ; 7. 1-Nate Dussel[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 2. 8J-Jess Stiger[1] ; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 6. 3C-Cale Conley[3] ; 7. 21-Brinton Marvel[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 3. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 4. 25R-Mitch Harble[6] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 6. 96AU-Bruce White[7] ; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton[3]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 2. 25M-Chris Andrews[6] ; 3. 2+-Brian Smith[4] ; 4. 3C-Cale Conley[7] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 6. 21-Brinton Marvel[11] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[8] ; 8. 97-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 9. 2-Ricky Peterson[9] ; 10. 2L-Landon LaLonde[5] ; 11. 1-Nate Dussel[10] ; 12. 22B-Ryan Broughton[12]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 33W-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 3. 4-Cap Henry[4] ; 4. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[6] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[10] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 8. 16-DJ Foos[9] ; 9. 5-Byron Reed[17] ; 10. 25M-Chris Andrews[18] ; 11. 46AU-Stuart Williams[14] ; 12. 8J-Jess Stiger[5] ; 13. 3J-Trey Jacobs[13] ; 14. 2+-Brian Smith[19] ; 15. 45L-Brian Lay[8] ; 16. 09-Craig Mintz[15] ; 17. 25R-Mitch Harble[16] ; 18. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg[11] ; 19. 3C-Cale Conley[20] ; 20. 19P-Paige Polyak[12]
Hard Charger: 5-Byron Red and 25M-Chris Andrews +8

305 Sprints - Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 4. 1H-Zeth Sabo[2] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[8] ; 6. 22-Justin Lusk[1] ; 7. 3X-Brandon Riehl[4] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 9. 97-Kyle Peters[9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 4. 29-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 5. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 6. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 7. 3V-Chris Verda[5] ; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 9. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 5. 5-Kody Brewer[8] ; 6. Z10-Kevin Mingus[3] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebold[5] ; 8. 28-Tad Peck[4]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 3. 3X-Brandon Riehl[4] ; 4. 3V-Chris Verda[5] ; 5. Z10-Kevin Mingus[3] ; 6. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[10] ; 7. 22-Justin Lusk[1] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 9. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6] ; 10. 28-Tad Peck[9]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 29-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 4. 1H-Zeth Sabo[1] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[9] ; 6. 4*-Tyler Street[7] ; 7. 1W-Paul Weaver[16] ; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[11] ; 9. 77I-John Ivy[8] ; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti[12] ; 11. 19R-Steve Rando[17] ; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[6] ; 13. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[13] ; 14. X-Mike Keegan[14] ; 15. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 16. 36-Seth Schneider[10] ; 17. 5-Kody Brewer[15] ; 18. Z10-Kevin Mingus[20] ; 19. 3X-Brandon Riehl[18] ; 20. 3V-Chris Verda[19]
Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver +9

Late Models - Summit Racing Equipment

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 12-Doug Drown[3] ; 2. 69W-Jeff Warnick[2] ; 3. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 4. 30-Nate Potts[6] ; 5. 16-Steve Sabo[8] ; 6. 02-Jeff McCoy[7] ; 7. 6-Jimmie Ward[1] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 50-Ryan Missler[5] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[4] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[3] ; 4. 94-Mike Bores[6] ; 5. 28-Kent Brewer[2] ; 6. 27-Ken Hahn[7] ; 7. 03-Jim Gingery[1] ; 8. 17X-Dustin Keegan[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 36-Matt Irey[2] ; 2. 50-Ryan Missler[6] ; 3. 12-Doug Drown[5] ; 4. 51-Devin Shiels[8] ; 5. 94-Mike Bores[7] ; 6. 69W-Jeff Warnick[3] ; 7. 28-Kent Brewer[10] ; 8. 27-Ken Hahn[12] ; 9. 03-Jim Gingery[14] ; 10. 30-Nate Potts[4] ; 11. 16-Steve Sabo[9] ; 12. 02-Jeff McCoy[11] ; 13. 69R-Doug Baird[15] ; 14. 6-Jimmie Ward[13] ; 15. 17X-Dustin Keegan[16] ; 16. 5M-Ryan Markham[1]
Hard Charger: 03-Jim Gingery +5

 

 

McFadden and Amdahl Capitalize on Late-Race Passes to Win at Jackson Motorplex During Tony Stewart Night presented by C&B Operations

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 26, 2019) - A late-race pass from a hard charging driver secured victory in both divisions competing on Friday night at Jackson Motorplex, which hosted Tony Stewart Night presented by C&B Operations.

James McFadden led the final five laps of the $10,000-to-win Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions feature and Elliot Amdahl powered to his third consecutive Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids triumph after taking the lead with two laps remaining.

McFadden maneuvered from fifth into second place by the midpoint of the 30-lap All Star feature. He stalked Josh Baughman for the top spot before executing the race-winning pass on the bottom of turns three and four with only five laps remaining.

"I was getting really annoyed at the cautions," he said after becoming the 24th different feature winner at Jackson Motorplex this season. "Every time we'd get to traffic we'd have a caution. It's one of those deals if you didn't get it done he'd probably step up the pace."

Brian Brown led the first dozen laps before he spun as the caution was waved on Lap 13 - a lap after entering traffic. Baughman inherited the lead and just as he reached traffic a caution came out on Lap 20. McFadden stayed within striking distance before pouncing in the closing laps for his second straight All Star triumph and the fourth of his career.

Cory Eliason passed Baughman for the runner-up result with two laps remaining and he finished 2.255 seconds behind McFadden.

"Any time you can have more than one groove of racing it's awesome," Eliason said.

Baughman rounded out the podium.

"That last caution a tire sealed over and we were a sitting duck," he said. "To come out here and race with these guys and compete says a lot."

Kerry Madsen was the Hard Charger Award winner for maneuvering from 18 th to fourth and Justin Henderson garnered a fifth-place finish.

Aaron Reutzel set quick time of the 33 drivers in qualifying. Brown, Henderson, Justin Peck and Baughman were the heat race winners. Brown and Eliason each won a dash and Tony Stewart claimed the B Main.

Amdahl continued his recent domination during the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids main event. He moved up to the high groove in the waning laps and took over second place with five laps remaining before running down Ryan Voss for the top spot.

Amdahl, who started eighth, used a slide job in turn one to take the lead with two laps remaining en route to his division-best third triumph.

"I didn't even know how I did that," he said. "I got a run on him with that lapped car and slid him."

Voss posted a runner-up result after leading 16 of the 20 laps. Javen Ostermann placed third with Sam Henderson fourth and 12th -starting Bill Johnson fifth.

Henderson, Amdahl and Johnny Sullivan each won a heat race.

Jackson Motorplex will be dormant the next two weekends before resuming action on Aug. 17 for First Responders Night featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (July 26, 2019) -

OLLIE'S BARGAIN OUTLETS ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 9-James McFadden (5); 2. 26-Cory Eliason (2); 3. 17-Josh Baughman (3); 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen (18); 5. 7X-Justin Henderson (4); 6. 44-Trey Starks (11); 7. 13-Paul McMahan (8); 8. 70-Brock Zearfoss (7); 9. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (20); 10. 55-Brooke Tatnell (15); 11. 11-Dale Blaney (9); 12. 2KS-Austin McCarl (14); 13. W20-Greg Wilson (23); 14. 70X-Justin Peck (10); 15. 17W-Shane Golobic (22); 16. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr (12); 17. 21-Brian Brown (1); 18. 83-Lynton Jeffrey (19); 19. 35-Skylar Prochaska (13); 20. 07-Gerard McIntyre Jr (25); 21. 14M-Marcus Dumesny (17); 22. 99-Skylar Gee (24); 23. 2C-Wayne Johnson (16); 24. 87-Aaron Reutzel (6); 25. 14-Tony Stewart (21).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 14-Tony Stewart (1); 2. 17W-Shane Golobic (2); 3. W20-Greg Wilson (6); 4. 99-Skylar Gee (5); 5. 16-Travis Whitney (4); 6. 09-Matt Juhl (3); 7. 07-Gerard McIntyre Jr (9); 8. 23W-Scott Winters (12); 9. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle (7); 10. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (8); 11. 40-George Hobaugh Jr. (10); 12. 1AJ-Trevor Mell (11).

Dash 1 (4 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown (1); 2. 17-Josh Baughman (2); 3. 9-James McFadden (3); 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss (4); 5. 11-Dale Blaney (5).

Dash 2 (4 Laps): 1. 26-Cory Eliason (1); 2. 7X-Justin Henderson (2); 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel (3); 4. 13-Paul McMahan (5); 5. 70X-Justin Peck (4).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown (1); 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss (2); 3. 9-James McFadden (4); 4. 2KS-Austin McCarl (5); 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen (3); 6. 09-Matt Juhl (6); 7. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle (8); 8. 40-George Hobaugh Jr. (9); (DNS) 23W-Scott Winters.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7X-Justin Henderson (1); 2. 13-Paul McMahan (2); 3. 44-Trey Starks (5); 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel (4); 5. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (6); 6. 17W-Shane Golobic (3); 7. 99-Skylar Gee (7); 8. 1AJ-Trevor Mell (8).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 70X-Justin Peck (2); 2. 26-Cory Eliason (5); 3. 35-Skylar Prochaska (1); 4. 2C-Wayne Johnson (6); 5. 14M-Marcus Dumesny (3); 6. 14-Tony Stewart (4); 7. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (7); (DNS) 05-Colin Smith.

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman (2); 2. 11-Dale Blaney (1); 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr (3); 4. 55-Brooke Tatnell (5); 5. 83-Lynton Jeffrey (4); 6. 16-Travis Whitney (7); 7. W20-Greg Wilson (6); 8. 07-Gerard McIntyre Jr (8).

Qualifying : 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 00:12.770 (11); 2. 9-James McFadden, 00:12.779 (9); 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 00:12.781 (23); 4. 14M-Marcus Dumesny, 00:12.791 (24); 5. 17W-Shane Golobic, 00:12.851 (10); 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 00:12.867 (7); 7. 13-Paul McMahan, 00:12.871 (17); 8. 83-Lynton Jeffrey, 00:12.877 (32); 9. 70X-Justin Peck, 00:12.889 (18); 10. 7X-Justin Henderson, 00:12.913 (16); 11. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 00:12.926 (1); 12. 21-Brian Brown, 00:12.942 (6); 13. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 00:12.943 (8); 14. 44-Trey Starks, 00:12.965 (15); 15. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, 00:12.980 (12); 16. 09-Matt Juhl, 00:12.998 (3); 17. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 00:13.032 (33); 18. 17-Josh Baughman, 00:13.035 (27); 19. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 00:13.038 (19); 20. 26-Cory Eliason, 00:13.051 (20); 21. 11-Dale Blaney, 00:13.055 (30); 22. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 00:13.059 (29); 23. 99-Skylar Gee, 00:13.073 (14); 24. W20-Greg Wilson, 00:13.111 (31); 25. 16-Travis Whitney, 00:13.119 (28); 26. 07-Gerard McIntyre Jr, 00:13.170 (26); 27. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 00:13.188 (25); 28. 23W-Scott Winters, 00:13.213 (4); 29. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle, 00:13.297 (2); 30. 40-George Hobaugh Jr., 00:13.608 (5); 31. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, 00:13.689 (13); 32. 2D-Dusty Ballenger, 00:14.042 (22); 33. 05-Colin Smith, 00:59.999 (21).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (8); 2. 1S-Ryan Voss (6); 3. 5J-Javen Ostermann (5); 4. 83-Sam Henderson (1); 5. 56-Bill Johnson (12); 6. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (14); 7. 22-Kaleb Johnson (18); 8. 12L-John Lambertz (10); 9. 24-Christopher Thram (16); 10. 2H-Bill Boles (17); 11. (DNF) 7-Johnny Sullivan (3); 12. (DNF) 33S-Jeremy Schultz (15); 13. (DNF) 23-Brandon Bosma (11); 14. (DNF) 4S-Michael Stien (13); 15. (DNF) 27-Rick Schroeder (4); 16. (DNF) 8-Micah Slendy (2); 17. (DNF) 05-Colin Smith (9); 18. (DNF) 1CC-Clayton Christensen (7).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 83-Sam Henderson (1); 2. 5J-Javen Ostermann (2); 3. 12L-John Lambertz (5); 4. 1CC-Clayton Christensen (3); 5. 4S-Michael Stien (4); 6. 24-Christopher Thram (6).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (3); 2. 27-Rick Schroeder (2); 3. 8-Micah Slendy (1); 4. 23-Brandon Bosma (5); 5. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (4); 6. 2H-Bill Boles (6).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 7-Johnny Sullivan (1); 2. 1S-Ryan Voss (2); 3. 05-Colin Smith (4); 4. 56-Bill Johnson (5); 5. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (6); (DNS) 22-Kaleb Johnson.

UP NEXT -

Aug. 17 for First Responders Night featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

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McFadden shines in All Star-IRA Sprint Car Challenge event at Plymouth

Arenz bags first PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main triumph

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 25, 2019 – Behind the wheel of the car owned and normally driven by former NASCAR Cup star Kasey Kahne, James McFadden of Oremeau, Queensland, Australia drove a near flawless race en route to victory in the 30-lap Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions-Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Challenge A-main at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Thursday, July 25.

In the companion Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car A main, Travis Arenz of Sheboygan claimed his first career PDTR 360 Sprint Car main event victory and sixth overall Midwest Sprint Car Association A-main win in dominating flag-to-flag fashion.

The all-Sprint Car event, which was a make-up date for a previous rain out on May 18, marked the second-ever official appearance for the All Star Circuit of Champions at The Plymouth Dirt Track and the first since 1995 when Kevin Huntley of Indianapolis, Ind. claimed the victory.

The event drew a stellar field of 36 All Star-IRA 410 Sprint Cars and 34 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars and the largest crowd of the season to the Plymouth one-third mile clay oval.

Polesitter Justin Peck of Monrovia, Ind. grabbed the lead on the drop of the green flag of the All Stars-IRA A main as McFadden, who started fourth, and third starter Cory Eliason of Visalia, Calif. engaged in a spirited duel for second place on the opening circuit.

On lap 2, the first of four caution periods was displayed when two-time IRA champion Scotty Neitzel of Beaver Dam and Gerard McIntyre Jr. of New Oxford, Penn. spun into the infield after getting locked together in turn four.

On the restart, Peck powered away as McFadden passed Eliason to gain second on lap 2. One lap later two-time All Star Series champion Greg Wilson of Benton Ridge, Ohio slipped past Eliason to seize third.

Peck hit lapped traffic on lap five, which allowed McFadden to close the gap. On lap 9, McFadden closed to Peck’s rear bumper in turn one after the leader had to check up in turn four for a lapped car in turn four on the previous lap.

Peck and McFadden engaged in a heated side-by-side duel over the next three laps before McFadden switched from the outside lane to the low groove on the slick and smooth racing surface on lap 12 to dive under Peck for the lead entering turn three. Seconds after McFadden gained the lead, Peck hooked the cushion and flipped between turns three and four, which brought out a red flag on lap 12.

Following the restart, six-time All Star Series champ Dale Blaney of Hartford, Ohio worked his way into third from the seventh starting spot on lap 13. On the next lap, the third caution flag appeared when Jordan Goldesberry of Springfield, Ill. spun in turn four. The fourth caution flag of the race appeared two laps later when Sheboygan’s Scotty Thiel flipped in turn two.

After the final restart, with McFadden holding the lead and Wilson running a half straightaway behind in second, defending All Stars champion and current point leader Aaron Reutzel of Clute, Texas was flexing his muscle as he worked his way up from the 14th starting spot to pass Eliason into fifth on lap 25. Two laps later, Reutzel powered around eighth starter Paul McMahan of Nashville, Tenn. to grab fourth in the running order.

Out in front of the field, McFadden had to deal with some slower traffic over the final five circuits, which allowed Wilson to close slightly. However, McFadden held strong to record his third career All Stars A-main victory and first All-Stars main event victory since 2015 in his debut appearance at The Plymouth Dirt Track.

The victory also marked McFadden’s first main event win behind the wheel of Kahne’s No. 9 machine and first IRA A-main triumph. McFadden is presently filling in while Kahne recovers from an injury.

Wilson had to settle for second, Blaney wound up third, Reutzel charged up to finish fourth and McMahan rounded out the top five.

“Oh man, this feels good,” McFadden said in victory lane. “We’ve been close on so many occasions, so it just feels great to get it done here tonight. I can’t thank Kasey Kahne and this entire team enough for this opportunity. The track really played into our favor tonight.”

Arenz, who came into the night as the hottest Midwest Sprint Car Association driver in the pit area on the strength of victories in three of the past four MSA events, grabbed the lead of the 25-lap A-main event from the pole.

By lap four, Arenz had built up a full-straightaway cushion over third starter Kevin Karnitz of West Bend. The first of two caution flags appeared on lap 5 when Spyder Akright of Sheboygan Falls spun in turn four.

When the race resumed, 2018 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh was making his presence felt as he moved up from his ninth starting spot to challenge fifth starter Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum for third on lap 10.

On lap 19, Karnitz closed the gap on Arenz slightly when the leaders encountered heavy lapped traffic. Two laps later on lap 21, the second caution appeared when McMullen’s strong run was spoiled after contact with a lapped car sent him flipping in turn two, which brought out a red flag.

Following the restart, Arenz again pulled away over the final four laps to seal his fourth A-main victory in the last five MSA main events, sixth career and fifth MSA A-main victory of the 2019 season by a quarter straightaway over Karnitz, who placed second, Wenninger finished third, 2010 PDTR 360 Sprint champion, current PDTR and MSA 360 Sprint Car point leader Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee finished fourth after starting 11th and second starter Nich Melis of Plymouth rounded out the top five.

“It feels really good to get this win in a Sprint Car at Plymouth,” Arenz said. “My last win at Plymouth was back in 2015 in a Sport Mod.”

In preliminary action, the All Star-IRA fast qualifier was James McFadden, who turned in a fast lap of 11.732 seconds. All Star-IRA heat race winners were Cory Eliason, Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown, Penn., Justin Peck and Wayne Johnson of Oklahoma City, Ok. The All Star-IRA B main winner was Marcus Dumsney of Nelson, New South Wales, Australia, while Peck and Zearfoss recorded dash victories.

PDTR 360 Sprint Car heat race winners were Shane Wenninger, Jim Melis of Glenbeulah, Jason Johnson of Kewaskum and Kevin Karnitz. Bill Taylor of Boltonville won the first PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main and Adam Miller of Plymouth claimed the second PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main.

After PDTR takes a night off on Saturday, July 27, Plymouth Dirt Track racing will resume on Saturday, Aug. 3 with autograph night and past champion's night presented by Hopf Farms, which will distribute draw string bags and checkered flags to kids at the gate. Hot laps will begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing to start at 6 p.m.

Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions-Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Challenge Event
The Plymouth Dirt Track
Plymouth, Wis.
July 25, 2019
Qualifying
Group (A)
1. 9-James McFadden, 11.732; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.845; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.936; 4. 11-Dale Blaney, 12.029; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.116; 6. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 12.440; 7. 40-George Hobaugh, 12.484; 8. 73AF-Joey Moughan, 12.625; 9. 45-Matt Wiese, 13.095
Group (B)
1. O2-Mike Reinke, 12.185; 2. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.350; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 12.399; 4. 11D-Danny Schlafer, 12.560; 5. 73-Ben Schmidt, 12.781; 6. 85M-Steve Meyer, 12.784; 7. 19-Todd Daun, 12.846; 8. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 12.959; 9. 63-Nick Matuszewski, 13.131
Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.968; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.014; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel, 12.181; 4. 70X-Justin Peck, 12.188; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.303; 6. 14M-Marcus Dumsney, 12.332; 7. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 12.425; 8. 2W-Scotty Neitzel, 12.439; 9. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 12.670
Group (D)
1. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.266; 2. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle, 12.324; 3. 23-Russel Borland, 12.441; 4. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.462; 5. 68-Dave Uttech, 12.597; 6. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 12.619; 7. 4K-Kris Spitz, 12.827; 8. 29-Hunter Custer, 13.459; 9. O-Johnny Fahl, 99.999
Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 3. 9-James McFadden [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [7]; 7. 4B-Scott Biertzer [6]; 8. 45-Matt Wiese [9]; 9. 73AF-Joey Moughan [8]
Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 3. O2-Mike Reinke [4]; 4. 85M-Steve Meyer [6]; 5. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [8]; 6. 19-Todd Daun [7]; 7. 11D-Danny Schlafer [1]; 8. 63-Nick Matuszewski [9]; 9. 73-Ben Schmidt [5]
Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70X-Justin Peck [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 6. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [7]; 7. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [8]; 8. 14M-Marcus Dumsney [6]; 9. 43-Jereme Schroeder [9]
Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 2C-Wayne Johnson [1]; 2. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [3]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog [4]; 4. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [6]; 5. 68-Dave Uttech [5]; 6. 4K-Kris Spitz [7]; 7. O-Johnny Fahl [9]; 8. 29-Hunter Custer [8]; 9. 23-Russel Borland [2]
Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 70X-Justin Peck [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 4. 11-Dale Blaney [5]; 5. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [4]
Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 9-James McFadden [2]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [5]
B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 14M-Marcus Dumsney [1]; 2. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [6]; 3. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [2]; 4. 4B-Scott Biertzer [7]; 5. 73-Ben Schmidt [16]; 6. 23-Russel Borland [13]; 7. 4K-Kris Spitz [4]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [3]; 9. 19-Todd Daun [5]; 10. 11D-Danny Schlafer [8]; 11. 63-Nick Matuszewski [11]; 12. 43-Jereme Schroeder [15]; 13. O-Johnny Fahl [9]; 14. 29-Hunter Custer [12]; 15. 45-Matt Wiese [10]; 16. 73AF-Joey Moughan [14]
A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 9-James McFadden [4]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [7]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [14]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [8]; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson [9]; 9. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 10. 99-Skylar Gee [17]; 11. 17B-Bill Balog [13]; 12. O2-Mike Reinke [12]; 13. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [15]; 14. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [19]; 15. O7-Gerard McIntyre [18]; 16. 64-Scotty Thiel [10]; 17. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [11]; 18. 85M-Steve Meyer [16]; 19. 4B-Scott Biertzer [24]; 20. 14M-Marcus Dumsney [20]; 21. 68-Dave Uttech [21]; 22. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [22]; 23. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [23]; 24. 70X-Justin Peck [1] Lap Leaders: Justin Peck (1-11), James McFadden (12-30)

RICHARD’S OF DUNBAR 360 SPRINT CAR
Date of Race: July 25, 2019
HEAT 1
1, Shane Wenninger 2, Brandon McMullen 3, Lance Fassbender 4, Justin Miller 5, Josh Walter 6, Brandon Berth 7, Chris Clayton 8, Jack Vanderboom 9, Al Schlafer.
HEAT 2
1, Jim Melis 2, Paul Pokorski 3, Justin Erickson 4, Travis Arenz 5, Tony Wondra 6, Robbie Pribnow 7, Tyler Brabant 8, Mike Yurmanovich 9, Tyler Tischendorf.
HEAT 3
1, Jason Johnson 2, Danny Schlafer 3, Tim Haddy 4, Kurt Davis 5, Adam Miller 6, Josh Teunissen 7, Doug Wondra 8, Anthony Knierim.
HEAT 4
1, Kevin Karnitz 2, Nich Melis 3, Will Gerrits 4, Bill Taylor 5, Blake Wondra 6, Spyder Akright 7, Preston Ruh 8, Chris Larson.
B MAIN 1
1, Bill Taylor 2, Josh Walter 3, Robbie Pribnow 4, Tyler Brabant 5, Chris Clayton 6, Tyler Tischendorf 7, Mike Yurmanovich 8, Josh Teunissen 9, Chris Larson.
B MAIN 2
1, Adam Miller 2, Brandon Berth 3, Spyder Akright 4, Jack Vanderboom 5, Justin Erickson 6, Al Schlafer 7, Doug Wondra 8, Preston Ruh 9, Anthony Knierim (DNS).
A MAIN
1, Travis Arenz 2, Kevin Karnitz 3, Shane Wenninger 4, Kurt Davis 5, Nich Melis 6, Jim Melis 7, Jason Johnson 8, Tim Haddy 9, Lance Fassbender 10, Justin Miller 11, Robbie Pribnow 12, Bill Taylor 13, Paul Pokorski 14, Brandon Berth 15, Tony Wondra 16, Adam Miller 17, Josh Walter 18, Blake Wondra 19, Will Gerrits, 20, Brandon McMullen 21, Spyder Akright 22, Danny Schlafer.

 

 

Tim Buckwalter ($5k) & Pauch Jr. ($2k) Win Big At Action Track USA On July 24

T. Buckwalter Also Nets 600 Sprint Victory; Dylan Hoch Wins Slingshot 100 Lapper

Kutztown, PA (July 24) - Rain, Billy Pauch Jr., and Matt Westfall had all combined to keep Tim Buckwalter out of victory lane in 2019 SpeedSTR competition at Championship Energy Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds. On Wednesday, July 24, however, Tim found his way back to the winner's circle, and he did it in a big one...the Dick Tobias Classic. The win was worth $5,000 to the Douglassville driver, and it was his second consecutive triumph in the 75-lap Tobias Classic.

Joining T. Buckwalter as Wednesday winners were Pauch Jr., who picked up his third SpeedSTR victory in the regularly scheduled 30-lapper; Buckwalter, who won his second of the year in Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprint competition; and Dylan Hoch notched his first victory in the Kutztown Komet 100 for the All Star Slingshots. The win was Hoch's fourth of the season and 13th career victory at Action Track USA. He is at the top of the list in Slingshot career wins with 13.

The entire event was sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tire and Deka Battery, and it was the final race before next Wednesday's biggie, the July 31 visit by the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Championship Series! A few days ago, it was announced that Kyle Larson will be competing in the first three USAC National Midget shows - and that includes Kutztown's Action Track USA - making this a "cannot miss" event and series as the USAC cars and stars take center stage.

Wednesday's program began with the twice rescheduled Dick Tobias Classic. Ohio's Matt Westfall jumped into the early lead from his outside front row starting spot. Tim Buckwalter soon raced into second and began to pressure Westfall, a two-time winner this season. Buckwalter had a nose in front as lap two was scored, and Westfall fell back into a battle with Pat Bealer and Brad Brightbill for second position.

Pauch Jr., who started deep in the field, rumbled through the pack and began his assault on Brad Brightbill for fourth. The first yellow flag of the race waved with 11 circuits complete. On the restart, Pauch Jr. moved to third. After the third caution period that came with 30 tours completed, Pauch Jr. continued his pursuit of excellence as he moved past Westfall on the restart to secure the runner-up position. Pauch Jr. began to reel in the race leader as Westfall fell out with mechanical issues with 43 in the books.

A mandatory caution with 50 laps scored allowed the teams to make some small changes because all of the cars were stopped in the infield grass during the break.

On a restart with 53 circuits completed, Pauch Jr.'s mount did not come up tp speed immediately, causing the Milford, NJ chauffeur to lose several positions and Steve Buckwalter, the race leader's cousin, to have a go at unseating the high flying No. 52. As Steve Buckwalter harassed his cousin for the lead, Pauch Jr. was weaving his way back into contention. Pauch zipped to third by lap 58.

A yellow with six to go would provide an interesting restart. Pauch went way low to dive under both of the Buckwalters on the restart, and his daring move paid off. Billy Jr. was scored as the race leader with three to go. With two to go, Pauch Jr. went into turn one on the bottom, caught a hole, and turned completely sideways. He may have steered out of it, but Steve Buckwalter, running right behind Pauch in second, had nowhere to go and got into the back of the No. 72. All in all, four cars were involved and they were all running in and around the top ten. Tim Buckwalter reclaimed the top spot, with Alex Yankowski, Tim Iulg, and TJ Mayberry battling for position. Timmy went on to win handily, beating Alex Yankowski to the stripe by more than two-seconds. Tim Iulg blasted into third on the final lap, with TJ Mayberry and Alex Bright rounding out the first five.

"I hate it for Billy; he was really good at the end and he would have won but he caught that hole and it ruined his race," said Tim Buckwalter in his victory lane interview. "I hate to win 'em like that, but...it's for $5 Grand so I'll take it."

In the regularly scheduled 30-lap feature for the SpeedSTRs, the race started out with a nice tussle for the top spot between Briggs Danner and Steve Buckwalter. It was an entertaining, yet stressful slide-fest between the top two, with S. Buckwalter finally gaining command. What a heart breaker for Steve Buckwalter, though, as he suddenly slowed and pulled to the infield with 12 tours complete. That handed the lead back to Danner, but it wasn't long before Tim Buckwalter challenged Danner for the race lead. Danner ripped the top in three and four while T. Buckwalter hugged the bottom, and they went side by side for the race lead over the next few trips around the clay. T. Buckwalter eventually nosed ahead, leaving Danner to scuffle with Billy Pauch Jr. for the runner-up position.

Pauch gained the position after some hard racing, and Danner bounced off the outside guardrail, giving himself a flat tire. He went to the pits after stopping on the track, bringing out the yellow with eight to go. Now T. Buckwalter and Pauch Jr. danced for the top spot as the laps clicked off in a hurry. Pauch ran the banking to build momentum and it paid off as he got a big run down the backstretch, pulling alongside Buckwalter. Billy was rim-riding up high as he led, albeit narrowly, on lap 28. T. Buckwalter tip-toed around the bottom, leading lap 29 by a whisker, but Pauch again got a big run on the final lap, nosing in front of Buckwalter and going on to win over T. Buckwalter, the returning Michael Bednar, Matt Janisch, and Rick Eckert.

Group time trials were the order of the day, and it was Michael Bednar setting quick time at 11.934-seconds. The Fast Three were Bednar, Tim Buckwalter, and Steve Buckwalter.

A restart with six laps recorded proved beneficial to Tim Buckwalter in the Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprint main. Driving Barry and Cheryl Greth's No. 71, Buckwalter darted past early leader Jay Hartman to grab the point on a restart with six down. Fans were watching and cheering for an intense battle for third through seventh positions. Billy Pauch Jr., Billy Koch, Damon Paul, point leader Kenny Miller III, and Christian Bruno waged war with one another before Pauch Jr. finally secured it for good. He moved up to challenge Jay Hartman for the runner-up slot as Buckwalter pulled away.

Tim Buckwalter went on to record his first 600 Sprint win of the year, with Jay Hartman holding off Pauch for runner-up money. Damon Paul wound up fourth and Christian Bruno finished fifth.

The Kutztown Komet 100 honors the memory of the late, great dirt Modified pilot Freddy Adam, who lived in Kutztown. Adam's widow, Mary, presented Wednesday's trophy to Dylan Hoch, who has been the dominant driver in the All Star Slingshot division this season.

Hoch started 11th but sliced his way to third by lap 19. The Mertztown, PA wheel-twister made an outside lane, pure power move on Kyle Herve to snatch the top spot on the 28th tour. Jared Silfee, the defending champion of the Slingshots and last year's 100-lapper, finally prevailed in a duel with Herve for second place. Silfee grabbed the runner-up slot on lap 58. He had chances (on restarts) to overtake Hoch for the lead, but could not pull off the pass he needed, as Hoch's No. 35 was just too strong on this night. Dave Carraghan, Herve, Scott Neary, and Anthony Raisner fought for third as Hoch maintained a several car length advantage on Silfee.

With the laps winding down, Neary shot into third and Raisner took over the fourth spot, only to have Carraghan steal it back with just a few circuits remaining. At the checkered, it was Hoch winning his first Kutztown Komet 100 over Silfee, Neary, Carraghan, and Raisner.

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RESULTS:

USAC All Pro SpeedSTR Dick Tobias Classic (75 Laps) - 1. Tim Buckwalter 2. Alex Yankowski 3. Tim Iulg 4. TJ Mayberry 5. Alex Bright 6. Billy Pauch Jr. 7. Matt Janisch 8. Stephen Nederostek 9. Briggs Danner 10. Earl Paules 11. Trevor Kobylarz 12. Steve Buckwalter 13. Jason Musser 14. Tom Mayberry 15. Pat Bealer 16.Brad Brightbill 17. James Morris 18. Casey Boone 19. Tyler Ross 20. Matt Westfall 21. Rick Eckert 22. Justin Thompson 23. Chad Jones 24. Kevin Graver 25. Gary Wagner. DNS: Josh Dalrymple, Allison Dietz.

USAC All Pro SpeedSTR (30 Lap) - 1. Billy Pauch Jr. 2. Tim Buckwalter 3. Mike Bednar 4. Matt Janisch 5. Rick Eckert 6. TJ Mayberry 7. Alex Bright 8. Trevor Kobylarz 9. Kevin Graver 10. Briggs Danner 11. Earl Paules 12. Tim Iulg 13. Matt Westfall 14. Chad Jones 15. Steve Buckwalter 16. Tom Mayberry 17. Alex Yankowski 18. Brad Brightbill 19. Stephen Nederostek 20. Gary Wagner 21. Jason Musser 22. Justin Thompson. DNS: Pat Bealer, Casey Noone, Tyler Ross.

Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprints (25 Laps) - 1. Tim Buckwalter 2. Jay Hartman 3. Billy Pauch Jr. 4. Damon Paul 5. Christian Bruno 6. Kenny Miller 7. Eddie Strada 8. Colin White 9. Joey Amantea 10. John Barnett 11. Scott Slater 12. Geordan Marrero 13. Richie Hartman 14. Doug Snyder 15. Joe Kay 16. Mike Meyers 17. Billy Koch 18. Taylor Troxel 19. Autumn Ankiewicz 20. Jesse Maurer 21. Tyler Lindsay 22. Chad Sandt 23. Johnny Boland 24. Nash Ely 25. Fred Heinly 26. Joe Nemeth 27. Aidan Borden 28. Alex Bright 29. Zach Weisenfluh.

DNQ: Jeremy Harshman, Junior Ankiewicz, Tyler Henry, Troy Pennington, Aidan Svanda, James Morris, Eric Ankiewicz, Sammy Martz, Jim Radney, Ryan Conrad, Mike Nolf.

All Star Slingshot Kutztown Komet (100 Laps) - 1. Dylan Hoch 2. Jared Silfee. 3. Scott Neary. 4. Dave Carraghan 5. Anthony Raisner 6. Tanner VanDoren 7. Brett Bieber 8. Josh Patterson 9. Mark Mohr 10. Austin Daniels 11. Kyle Herve 12. Matt Miller 13. Tyler Hoch 14. Bryce Smith 15. Amanda Angstadt 16. Nick Vinciguerra 17. Faith Turnbaugh 18. Tyler Ulsh 19. Devin Whitmoyer 20. Craig Whitmoyer 21. Dakota Kohler 22. Gavin Danner 23. CJ Fritz 24. Ashton DeWitt 25. Riley Hummel.

 

 

Wayne Johnson Jets to Sprint Invaders Dubuque County Fair Win!

(Bill W) Dubuque, IA, July 24, 2019 – Another entertaining feature commenced at the Dubuque Speedway at the Dubuque County Fair Wednesday night. For the third year in a row, an out-of-stater took the $2,000 top prize when Wayne Johnson of Tuttle, Oklahoma claimed it in the Two-C Racing #2c over the 21-car field. It was Johnson’s second career win with the series.

A scramble for the lead of the 25-lap main event early resulted in sixteen-year-old Riley Goodno and Harold Pohren spinning before a lap could be completed. Johnson, John Schulz and Paul Nienhiser wrestled back and forth for the early advantage, but it was the Oklahoman at the fore. Nienhiser grabbed second on lap two, before a fourth running Terry McCarl brought out a mandatory caution with a 360 spin in turn two and restarted at the tail.

Johnson led Nienhiser, Schulz, Jamie Ball and Chris Martin back to what would be non-stop green flag conditions the final 23 laps. Martin and Ball would wrestle for fourth before Jamie took the spot permanently. He then set his sights on Schulz as the leaders went into heavy lapped traffic on the seventh circuit.

Ball would use the low side to pass Schulz for the show position. Meanwhile, up front, Johnson and Nienhiser were in a class of their own in traffic. The leaders had to split cars on numerous occasions as they pulled away. Johnson would lap up to tenth place at the checkers.

Following Johnson across the line were Nienhiser, Ball, Schulz and Carson McCarl, who moved into the top five at the halfway point. Tanner Gebhardt, Brayden Gaylord, Martin, Terry McCarl (from the back) and hard-charger Dustin Selvage rounded out the top ten. Pohren, Terry McCarl and Johnson were heat winners, and Schulz won the Shake-up Dash.

“I’ve never been here before,” said Johnson in Victory Lane. “This place is like a ‘pleasure dome.’ The boys gave me a really good car. We got a little free at the end. I knew the lapped cars were good on the bottom, but I knew if I couldn’t pass the lapped cars they (the cars behind him) couldn’t either. We were fortunate to get to start up front. It was pretty crazy for a little bit. Lapped cars were everywhere. I’m not sure where the second place car was…I just went as hard as I could for 25 laps.”

“Lapped traffic threw us a pretty big curveball,” said Nienhiser. “We kind of got to the lead on both the starts, and I didn’t really cycle through three and four as well. Once we got to traffic, I kind of reeled Wayne in. I think I used my brakes up. We lost them about halfway through there, and it made it tricky in heavy traffic. All in all, it was a good run. I’d love to get a win in Scott’s (Bonar) car. We’ve been really close three or four times now.”

“That was a lot of fun,” said Ball. “We had a super-good start the first time, and a decent one on the second. I kind of committed to the bottom and tried to make some hay while everyone else was up top. My goal was to get John Schulz and then get it up top and let it eat. Finishing third after starting eighth and getting beat by Wayne Johnson and Paul Nienhiser is nothing to hang our head about. We’ve ran four out of the five years the Sprint Invaders have come here and we have a win, two thirds and a fifth.”

The Sprint Invaders next action will see two more $2,000 to win events. On Friday, August 16, they return to the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, before hitting the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday, August 17.

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 2c, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (3) 2. 50, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (5) 3. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (8) 4. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (2) 5. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (12) 6. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (10) 7. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (11) 8. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (9) 9. 17A, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (4) 10. 88, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (19) 11. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (1) 12. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (20) 13. 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (17) 14. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IL (7) 15. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (13) 16. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (16) 17. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (14) 18. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (6) 19. 70K, Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (18) 20. 4, Bailey Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (21) 21. 11c, Mason Campbell, New Berlin, IL (15). Lap Leaders: Johnson 1-25. KSE Hard-charger: Selvage.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Harold Pohren (3) 2. Riley Goodno (1) 3. Tom Lenz (2) 4. Tanner Gebhardt (4) 5. Daniel Bergquist (6) 6. McKenna Haase (5) 7. Dustin Selvage (7)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Terry McCarl (5) 2. Paul Nienhiser (7) 3. Jamie Ball (2) 4. Brayden Gaylord (1) 5. Cody Wehrle (4) 6. Colton Fisher (6) 7. Josh Higday (3)

Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Wayne Johnson (4) 2. John Schulz (3) 3. Chris Martin (6) 4. Carson McCarl (5) 5. Mason Campbell (1) 6. Katlynn Leer (2) 7. Bailey Goldesberry (7)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. John Schulz (1) 2. Wayne Johnson (4) 3. Terry McCarl (3) 4. Paul Nienhiser (5) 5. Harold Pohren (2) 6. Riley Goodno (6)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Josh Higday
Saldana Racing Products – Daniel Bergquist
Kreitz Oval Track Products – Colton Fisher

Mystery Tire Spot – Terry McCarl

 

 

Bell Claims Second Night of Northern Summer Nationals at Ohsweken; Friesen, Farnham, and Bailey Also Score Victories

By Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (July 23, 2019) – The second night of Ohsweken Speedway’s Northern Summer Nationals presented by Burger Barn, Arrow Express, Nitro 54 Variety and Bradshaw Brothers was another action-packed affair. 146 drivers signed in for action across four divisions, including another star-studded Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car roster which featured Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell, Rico Abreu, and a host of regional racing standouts.

Christopher Bell took the $5,000 USD win in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars feature, while Matt Farnham took the checkered flag in the Race of Champions Dirt 602 Sportsman Modified Series feature. The Action Sprint Tour saw a record car count and Matt Farnham earn a trip to Mister Transmission Victory Lane, while Dave Bailey triumphed in the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock main event. KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS Christopher Bell scored the $5,000 USD win on the second night of the Northern Summer Nationals (Photo by Dale Calnan/image Factor Media). Christopher Bell and Scott Kreutter started on the front row for the 30-lap Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car A-Feature. Bell saw his lead erased twice by yellow flags for Jim Huppunen, including a nearly three second advantage which he had built by lap 12.

Mark Smith gave Bell all he could handle after the restart, as the two exchanged a multitude of slide jobs with Smith leading laps 14 through 16 before Bell was able to slip away again. Dylan Westbrook began to reel in the leaders, but his bid for the win stalled in traffic as he fended off the advances of Jordan Poirier.

Bell drove nearly flawlessly for the remainder of the race to claim the win, while Smith took the runner-up spot followed by Westbrook, Jordan Poirier, and Jordan Thomas.

Christopher Bell, Joe Trenca, Dylan Westbrook, Cory Turner, and Jim Huppunen won qualifying heat races for the 45 car field, while Denny Peebles, Rico Abreu, and Dale Gosselin won B-Features. Jim Huppunen also won the Ackland Insurance Top Gun Award for accruing the most heat race passing points. RACE OF CHAMPIONS DIRT 602 SPORTSMAN MODIFIED SERIES James Michael Friesen charged from 11th to 1st to claim the RoC Sportsman Modified win (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Dan Ferguson and Justin Sharp paced the field to the green flag for the Race of Champions Sportsman Modified A-Feature. The race went caution-free for the first 28 laps, with the field spreading out early but coming back together as the laps wound down.

Brad Rouse was close behind Panunte as the leaders negotiated traffic and Rouse saw an opportunity to get underneath the leader in turn one with two laps left. The two made contact and Panunte got sideways, collecting Chad Chevalier and sixth row starter James Michael Friesen. Everyone was able to keep moving except for Panunte, who brought out the first yellow flag of the race.

Friesen eventually restarted on the outside of Rouse and took the lead as the white flag flew. A tangle in turn two found Dave DiPietro turned over to bring out a red flag; under RoC rules the next flag after the white ends the race, allowing Friesen to claim his first Ohsweken win since 2008. Rouse settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Dylan Davidson, Chad Chevalier, and Adam Leslie.

Greg Panunte, Dylan Davidson, and Brad Rouse won qualifying heats for the 24 car field, while Chad Chevalier ran the quickest lap in qualifying with a time of 17.127 seconds. STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS Matt Farnham scored the win over a record field of Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car entrants (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Johnny Miller and Jesse Costa brought the Action Sprint Tour Feature to the green flag, and Miller led the first lap before Costa drove around the outside to take the lead exiting turn four to complete lap two. The yellow flag then flew for DJ Christie who stopped on the track with suspension damage. The following lap saw Lucas Smith get pinched into the backstretch wall and retire with heavy damage.

Costa held the lead on the restart, but Matt Farnham reeled in the leader in traffic and stole the top spot on lap 13. Farnham made a daring move in traffic to open a gap on the rest of the field and cruised to the feature win. Costa settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Liam Martin, Hannah Ferrell, and Brad Herron.

Johnny Miller, Brad Herron, Liam Martin, Jordan Hill, and Jerry Hill won their qualifying heats, while Terry Baker, Brandon Murrell, and Baily Heard won B-Features. Hannah Ferrell won the Ackland Insurance Top Gun Award for accruing the most heat race passing points. MIDDLEPORT MECHANICAL THUNDER STOCKS Dave Bailey was back in victory lane after the Thunder Stock race. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Aaron Rewutzsky and Jim Lampman were on the front row for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock A-Feature, and Rewutzsky took the early lead. The leaders quickly caught up to Melissa Miller who had spun early in the race, and Dave Bailey was able to snare the lead as he and Rewutzsky negotiated the traffic.

The race was slowed with three laps complete when Kyle Andress spun in turn two, and Ryan Dinning got turned around in turn one on the restart. Another caution flag flew with six laps in the books when Steve Shaw Sr. spun exiting turn four and collected Donny Lampman, who then made heavy contact with the frontstretch wall.

Bailey negotiated through several close calls in traffic and held the rest of the field at bay for the remainder of the race to secure the win. Jason Fontaine finished in the runner-up spot, but was disqualified for a weight violation in post-racing inspection which handed the second spot to Ryan Beagle. Rob Murray, Logan Shwedyk, and Trevor DeBoer made up the remainder of the top five.

Dave Bailey was also the fastest driver in qualifying with a lap of 19.778 seconds. UP NEXT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY There is no racing scheduled at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, July 26 following this week’s Northern Summer Nationals events. The track returns to action on Friday, August 2 when Insta-Panels presents the 50-lap Brock Leonard Memorial for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and 42-lap Art Hill Memorial for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, both of which are Combined Races for the Insta-Panels Duel on the Dirt Series. The Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars are also in action, along with Sportsman Modifieds. The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars have the night off to allow drivers to compete in the 360 Knoxville Nationals at Iowa’s famed Knoxville Raceway. Race time on Friday, August 2 is 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is just $14 and children 12 and under are $3 or less. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT

July 23, 2019 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Northern Summer Nationals Night 2 Presented by Arrow Express & Nitro 54 Variety Total Entries – 146

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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (45 Entries)

A-Feature (30 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 67X-Christopher Bell, [1]; 2. 55M-Mark Smith, [5]; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [7]; 4. 28-Jordan Poirier, [13]; 5. 79-Jordan Thomas, [3]; 6. 17M-Max Stambaugh, [11]; 7. 28FM-Steve Poirier, [18]; 8. 91-Ryan Turner, [17]; 9. 17X-Mack DeMan, [16]; 10. 28F-Davie Franek, [12]; 11. 49-Scott Kreutter, [2]; 12. 98-Joe Trenca, [9]; 13. 24-Rico Abreu, [22]; 14. 68-Aaron Turkey, [24]; 15. 35-Jared Zimbardi, [20]; 16. 10-Mitch Brown, [15]; 17. 3-Denny Peebles, [21]; 18. 87-Jason Barney, [14]; 19. 3G-Dale Gosselin, [23]; 20. 1-10-Jake Brown, [25]; 21. 0-Jim Huppunen, [4]; 22. 5D-Shane Ross, [19]; 23. 14-Tony Stewart, [8]; 24. 0J-Lynton Jeffrey, [27]; 25. 11-Jamie Turner, [26]; 26. 27H-Tom Huppunen, [6]; 27. 13-Cory Turner, [10] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Christopher Bell (1-13, 17-30), Mark Smith (14-16) Hard Charger – Steve Porier +11

Heat Race 1 (8 laps – 4 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 67X-Christopher Bell, [4]; 2. 87-Jason Barney, [1]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, [6]; 4. 17M-Max Stambaugh,[8]; 5. 1-Holly Porter, [2]; 6. 1-10-Jake Brown, [9]; 7. 67-Pete Richardson, [5]; 8. 11-Jamie Turner, [3]; 9. 55-Mike Thorne, [7]

Heat Race 2 (8 laps – 4 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 98-Joe Trenca, [1]; 2. 79-Jordan Thomas, [5]; 3. 91-Ryan Turner, [3]; 4. 17X-Mack DeMan, [6]; 5. 0J-Lynton Jeffrey, [2]; 6. 01-Kyle Fraser, [9]; 7. 18-Josh Shantz, [8]; 8. 9B-Scott Burk, [4]; 9. 46-Kevin Pauls, [7]

Heat Race 3 (8 laps – 4 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 13-Cory Turner, [1]; 2. 28-Jordan Poirier, [2]; 3. 10-Mitch Brown, [4]; 4. 28F-Davie Franek, [7]; 5. 3-Denny Peebles, [8]; 6. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [5]; 7. 121-Steve Glover, [9]; 8. 18S-Micheal Summers, [3]; 9. 87X-Shone Evans, [6]

Heat Race 4 (8 laps – 4 Transfer – 2:06.339) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [5]; 2. 49-Scott Kreuter, [6]; 3. 27H-Tom Huppunen, [8]; 4. 35-Jared Zimbardi, [3]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu, [4]; 6. 3G-Dale Gosselin, [1]; 7. 16L-Roger Levesque, [2]; 8. 79K-Clyde Knipp, [7]; (DNS) 84-Tyler Rand

Heat Race 5 (8 laps – 4 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 0-Jim Huppunen, [6]; 2. 55M-Mark Smith, [7]; 3. 28FM-Steve Poirier, [2]; 4. 5D-Shane Ross, [5]; 5. 77X-Alex Hill, [4]; 6. 68-Aaron Turkey, [8]; 7. 9-Steve Lyons, [3]; 8. 46C-Ryan Coniam, [1]; (DNS) 88H-Josh Hansen

B-Feature 1 (10 laps – 2 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 3-Denny Peebles, [1]; 2. 68-Aaron Turkey, [2]; 3. 79K-Clyde Knipp, [6]; 4. 121-Steve Glover, [3]; 5. 18S-Micheal Summers, [7]; 6. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [4]; 7. 67-Pete Richardson, [5]; 8. 46C-Ryan Coniam, [8]; 9. 88H-Josh Hansen, [9]

B-Feature 2 (10 laps – 2 Transfer – 2:47.272) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 24-Rico Abreu, [2]; 2. 1-10-Jake Brown, [1]; 3. 1-Holly Porter, [3]; 4. 18-Josh Shantz, [4]; 5. 9-Steve Lyons, [5]; 6. 55-Mike Thorne, [7]; 7. 9B-Scott Burk, [6]; 8. 87X-Shone Evans, [8]

B-Feature 3 (10 laps – 2 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 3G-Dale Gosselin, [4]; 2. 11-Jamie Turner, [6]; 3. 0J-Lynton Jeffrey, [3]; 4. 77X-Alex Hill, [2]; 5. 46-Kevin Pauls, [7]; 6. 16L-Roger Levesque, [5]; 7. 01-Kyle Fraser, [1]; 8. 84-Tyler Rand, [8]

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Jim Huppunen

 

 

Abreu Wins First Night of Northern Summer Nationals at Ohsweken; Sopaz, Lunger, and DeBoer Also Score Wins

By Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (July 22, 2019) – The first night of action at Ohsweken Speedway’s Northern Summer Nationals presented by Burger Barn, Arrow Express, Nitro 54 Variety and Bradshaw Brothers did not disappoint. 143 drivers signed in for action across four divisions, including a star-studded Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car roster which featured Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell, Rico Abreu, and a host of regional racing standouts.

Rico Abreu took the $5,000 USD win in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars feature, while Kyle Sopaz took the checkered flag in a thrilling finish to the Late Model Open. The UMP/Canadian Modified Challenge saw Dennis Lunger earn a trip to Mister Transmission Victory Lane, while Dusty DeBoer triumphed in the HRW Automotive Mini Stock main event. KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS Rico Abreu scored a $5,000 USD victory during night one of the 2019 Northern Summer Nationals (Photo by Dale Calnan/image Factor Media). Mack DeMan and Dylan Westbrook started on the front row for the 30-lap Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car A-Feature, but Christopher Bell stole the lead exiting turn two after the green flag dropped. Bell’s move was negated, however, when Josh Hansen flipped hard in turn three; Hansen was uninjured, but his car was heavily damaged.

Westbrook took the lead when the race restarted but the sideboard on his top wing began to come apart, which drastically affected the handling on his car. Both DeMan and Bell took advantage and were followed by Rico Abreu, Mark Smith, and Jason Barney, while Westbrook fought valiantly but eventually brought out a yellow flag on lap six. Mark Smith then flipped in turn three to bring out a red flag before the next lap was completed; Smith was uninjured but done for the night.

DeMan held the lead when the race restarted again with Bell following closely behind, while Steve Poirier worked his way into the top five. As DeMan and Bell approached traffic on lap 12, DeMan dove to the bottom groove in turn one in search of racing room. Bell seized the opportunity and drove around the outside to take the lead, and immediately opened a gap on the rest of the field. Bell’s lead was short-lived, however, as he brought out a yellow flag with a flat right rear tire on lap 18. Abreu had just passed Mack DeMan before the yellow flag and inherited the lead for the restart, while Bell restarted at the rear of the field with a new tire and eventually charged back to finish 11th.

Abreu opened a lead when the race restarted, while Poirier got past DeMan and into second. Poirier began to close in on Abreu as the race wound down, but Abreu made a daring three wide move in traffic which essentially sealed the victory. Abreu took the feature win and the guaranteed starting spot in September’s Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature which went with it. Poirier settled for the runner-up spot followed by DeMan in third, while Tony Stewart made a late charge to finish fourth, and Mitch Brown rounded out the top five.

Holly Porter, Christopher Bell, Mark Smith, Mack DeMan, and Mitch Brown won qualifying heat races for the 50 car field, while Davie Franek, Scott Kreutter, and Denny Peebles won B-Features. LATE MODEL OPEN Kyle Sopaz scored a thrilling win in the Late Model Open (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Brad Rayner and Brad Authier paced the field to the green flag for the Late Model Open A-Feature, and Rayner took the early lead before Tyler Lozon spun to bring out an early yellow flag. Sam Pennacchio slipped past Rayner after the restart, followed by Craig Graham and Gregg Haskell.

Several incidents slowed the race but did not slow the progress of eighth row starter Kyle Sopaz, who was into the top five just past the halfway point. Lozon was also putting on a show as he restarted 22nd and charged back into the top five as the race wound down.

Pennacchio led until all but two laps were left to run, but Sopaz charged around the outside and stole the win by 0.15 seconds. Pennacchio settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Lozon, Craig Graham, and Rob Pietz.

Gregg Haskell, Charlie Sandercock, Tyler Lozon, and Sam Pennacchio won their qualifying heats, while Brad Simpson won the B-Feature. UMP/CANADIAN MODIFIED CHALLENGE Dennis Lunger dominated the UMP/Canadian Modified Challenge. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Andrew Hennessy and Jim Dale Jr. brought the Canadian/UMP Modified Challenge Feature to the green flag, and each took a brief turn leading before Dennis Lunger took over and opened a gap on the field. Hennessy found himself fending off challenges from Al Brewer and Tim Richardson in an entertaining race for the second position until Darryl Hoekstra spun to bring out a yellow flag on lap 13.

Lunger continued to lead after the restart, while Brewer finally got clear of Hennessy and Richardson and gave chase. Lunger could not be caught, however, and took the win followed by Brewer, Hennessy, Richardson, and Jim Dale Jr.

Al Brewer, Jim Dale Jr., and Dennis Lunger scored victories in the qualifying heat races for the 24 car field. HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS Dusty DeBoer claimed his second career Mini Stock feature win (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Cole Hardy and Steve Miller were on the front row for the HRW Automotive Mini Stock 15-lap Feature, and Hardy took the early lead with Miller close behind. Kyle Wert quickly made a beeline to the front of the field, while Dusty DeBoer and Wayde Thorne were also moving forward. Wert took the lead as the race reached the halfway point but had problems and got off track in turn two.

Hardy inherited the lead again after Wert’s incident, but DeBoer soon made the winning move, while Thorne moved around Hardy a few laps later. DeBoer cruised to the win, followed by Thorne, Hardy, Tim Deboer, and Rob Goulding.

Mike Evers was the fastest driver in qualifying with a lap of 20.892 seconds, while Ryan Hillar and Rob Twitchett scored checkered flags in a pair of B-Features. UP NEXT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY Ohsweken Speedway returns to action for a second straight night on Tuesday, July 23 as Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu return to battle the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars in another $5,000 USD-to-win event. The Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Tour, Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Cars, and Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks will also hit the track. Race time is 7:30 p.m. and adult admission is $30. Advanced reserved tickets and additional schedule information are available at www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT July 22, 2019 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Northern Summer Nationals Night 1 Presented by Burger Barn and Bradshaw Bros. Total Entries – 143

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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (50 Entries)

A-Feature (30 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 24-Rico Abreu, [6]; 2. 28FM-Steve Poirier, [7]; 3. 17X-Mack DeMan, [1]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, [13]; 5. 10-Mitch Brown, [11]; 6. 87-Jason Barney, [8]; 7. 0-Jim Huppunen, [9]; 8. 17M-Max Stambaugh, [26]; 9. 49-Scott Kreutter, [22]; 10. 28F-Davie Franek, [21]; 11. 67X-Christopher Bell, [3]; 12. 35-Jared Zimbardi, [14]; 13. 5JD-Jacob Dykstra, [19]; 14. 1-Holly Porter, [10]; 15. 5D-Shane Ross, [24]; 16. 98-Joe Trenca, [25]; 17. 1-10-Jake Brown, [20]; 18. 77X-Alex Hill, [4]; 19. 3-Denny Peebles, [23]; 20. 0J-Lynton Jeffrey, [17]; 21. 55M-Mark Smith, [5]; 22. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [2]; 23. 27H-Tom Huppunen, [15]; 24. 79-Jordan Thomas, [12]; 25. 88H-Josh Hansen, [16]; 26. 91-Ryan Turner, [18] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mack DeMan (3-11), Christopher Bell (12-17), Rico Abreu (18-30) Hard Charger – Max Stambaugh +18

Heat Race 1 (8 laps – 4 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 1-Holly Porter, [1]; 2. 77X-Alex Hill, [10]; 3. 27H-Tom Huppunen, [2]; 4. 88H-Josh Hansen, [5]; 5. 121-Steve Glover, [8]; 6. 3-Denny Peebles, [7]; 7. 46C-Ryan Coniam, [6]; 8. 8-Hannah Ferrell, [3]; 9. 84-Tyler Rand, [9]; 10. 9B-Scott Burk, [4]

Heat Race 2 (8 laps – 4 Transfer – 1:48.604) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 67X-Christopher Bell, [2]; 2. 28FM-Steve Poirier, [6]; 3. 0J-Lynton Jeffrey, [1]; 4. 5JD-Jacob Dykstra, [3]; 5. 49-Scott Kreutter, [9]; 6. 28F-Davie Franek, [8]; 7. 11-Jamie Turner, [4]; 8. 87X-Shone Evans, [5]; 9. 18-Josh Shantz, [7]; 10. 46-Kevin Pauls, [10]

Heat Race 3 (8 laps – 4 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 55M-Mark Smith, [3]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [5]; 3. 91-Ryan Turner, [1]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu, [10]; 5. 17M-Max Stambaugh, [2]; 6. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [7]; 7. 9-Steve Lyons, [8]; 8. 01-Kyle Fraser, [6]; 9. 28-Jordan Poirier, [4]; 10. 13-Cory Turner, [9]

Heat Race 4 (8 laps – 4 Transfer – 1:49.254) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 17X-Mack DeMan, [2]; 2. 0-Jim Huppunen, [4]; 3. 35-Jared Zimbardi, [3]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, [6]; 5. 55-Mike Thorne, [5]; 6. 98-Joe Trenca, [7]; 7. 16L-Roger Levesque, [8]; 8. 68-Aaron Turkey, [1]; 9. 0C-Cole MacDonald, [9]; (DNS) 45-Curtis Gartly

Heat Race 5 (8 laps – 4 Transfer – Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 10-Mitch Brown, [1]; 2. 79-Jordan Thomas, [2]; 3. 87-Jason Barney, [9]; 4. 1-10-Jake Brown, [3]; 5. 5D-Shane Ross, [10]; 6. 18S-Micheal Summers, [5]; 7. 3G-Dale Gosselin, [6]; 8. 67-Pete Richardson, [8]; 9. 79K-Clyde Knipp, [4]; 10. 7-Caleb Wood, [7]

B-Feature 1 (10 laps – 2 Transfer – 2:22.880) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 28F-Davie Franek, [2]; 2. 5D-Shane Ross, [1]; 3. 79K-Clyde Knipp, [9]; 4. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [3]; 5. 18S-Micheal Summers, [4]; 6. 46C-Ryan Coniam, [5]; 7. 68-Aaron Turkey, [8]; 8. 67-Pete Richardson, [6]; 9. 84-Tyler Rand, [7]; 10. 9B-Scott Burk, [10]

B-Feature 2 (10 laps – 2 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 49-Scott Kreutter, [1]; 2. 98-Joe Trenca, [3]; 3. 55-Mike Thorne, [2]; 4. 9-Steve Lyons, [4]; 5. 46-Kevin Pauls, [8]; 6. 8-Hannah Ferrell, [7]; 7. 01-Kyle Fraser, [6]; 8. 3G-Dale Gosselin, [5]; 9. 13-Cory Turner, [9]; 10. 45-Curtis Gartly, [10]

B-Feature 3 (10 laps – 2 Transfer – 2:26.833) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 3-Denny Peebles, [2]; 2. 17M-Max Stambaugh, [3]; 3. 18-Josh Shantz, [7]; 4. 11-Jamie Turner, [5]; 5. 87X-Shone Evans, [6]; 6. 16L-Roger Levesque, [4]; 7. 121-Steve Glover, [1]; 8. 7-Caleb Wood, [9]; 9. 28-Jordan Poirier, [8]; 10. 0C-Cole MacDonald, [10]

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Alex Hill

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Late Model Open (31 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 12 Kyle Sopaz [16], 2. 311 Sam Pennacchio [6], 3. 66 Tyler Lozon [4], 4. 98 Craig Graham [3], 5. 69 Rob Pietz [8], 6. 19J Rob Ledingham [13], 7. 05 Mike Lewis [14], 8. 27Z Stan Zanchin [22], 9. 11B Brad Bloomfield [9], 10. 55 Brad Rayner [1], 11. 38 Jake Hooker [7], 12. 0 John Pinsonneault [12], 13. 82 Ken Winfield [11], 14. 00D Jim Dale Jr. [15], 15. 44 Brad Simpson [21], 16. 911 Jay Liverance [17], 17. 38D Doris Lajeunesse [23], 18. 7 Brent Colby [24], 19. 1A Brad Authier [2], 20. 4 CJ Field [18], 21. RH21 Gregg Haskell [5], 22. 94 Jason Haskell [19], 23. 3M Matt Sorrell [20], 24. 57 Charlie Sandercock [10] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Brad Rayner (1-2), Sam Pennacchio (3-18), Kyle Sopaz (19-20) Hard Charger – Kyle Sopaz +15

Heat Race 1 (8 laps – 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. RH21 Gregg Haskell [2], 2. 1A Brad Authier [6], 3. 55 Brad Rayner [1], 4. 05 Mike Lewis [3], 5. 4 CJ Field [4], 6. 44 Brad Simpson [8], 7. 27Z Stan Zanchin [5], 8. 20 Dwayne Mallott [7]

Heat Race 2 (8 laps – 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 57 Charlie Sandercock [6], 2. 11B Brad Bloomfield [1], 3. 38 Jake Hooker [4], 4. 19J Rob Ledingham [3], 5. 911 Jay Liverance [2], 6. 7 Brent Colby [7], 7. 34 Jim Jones [5], 8. 15 Tim Gillespie [8]

Heat Race 3 (8 laps – 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 66 Tyler Lozon [4], 2. 82 Ken Winfield [2], 3. 0 John Pinsonneault [7], 4. 00D Jim Dale Jr. [8], 5. 94 Jason Haskell [6], 6. 00 Mike Dale [5], 7. 9 Brian Sudsbury [3], 8. 38D Doris Lajeunesse [1]

Heat Race 4 (8 laps – 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 311 Sam Pennacchio [2], 2. 98 Craig Graham [6], 3. 69 Rob Pietz [4], 4. 12 Kyle Sopaz [7], 5. 3M Matt Sorrell [3], 6. 03M Tim MacKenzie [1], 7. 52 Rick Cedar [5]

B-Feature (10 laps – 4 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 44 Brad Simpson [1], 2. 27Z Stan Zanchin [5], 3. 38D Doris Lajeunesse [11], 4. 7 Brent Colby [2], 5. 34 Jim Jones [6], 6. 52 Rick Cedar [8], 7. 15 Tim Gillespie [10], 8. 20 Dwayne Mallott [9], 9. 00 Mike Dale [3], 10. 03M Tim MacKenzie [4], 11. 9 Brian Sudsbury [7]

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Canadian/UMP Modified Challenge (24 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 71L Dennis Lunger [8], 2. 71 Al Brewer [4], 3. 87 Andrew Hennessy [1], 4. 5X Tim Richardson [5], 5. 00 Jim Dale Jr. [2], 6. 91 Kraig Handley [3], 7. 14 Brandt Graham [11], 8. 99 Linc Brown [10], 9. 32 Doug O’Blenis [7], 10. 12 Adam Whaley [20], 11. 3 Nathan Rinaldi [6], 12. 98P Patrick Lajeunesse [12], 13. 39 Jonah Martin [15], 14. 07 Curtis King [9], 15. 1 Shawn Gregory [17], 16. 29 Rich Sanders [18], 17. 5 Gerry Martin [16], 18. 36 Darryl Hoekstra [11], 19. 69 Dennis Deserrano [21], 20. 49 Brett Hope [19], 21. 22S Brian Speelman [14], 22. 26 JJ Beaulieu [22], 23. 47B Joe Brosseau [13], 24. 4F Jim Fletcher [24] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jim Dale Jr. (1), Andrew Hennessy (2-3), Dennis Lunger (4-20) Hard Charger – Adam Whaley +10

Heat Race 1 (8 laps – 2:26.145) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 71 Al Brewer [6], 2. 91 Kraig Handley [1], 3. 32 Doug O’Blenis [5], 4. 99 Linc Brown [2], 5. 47b Joe Brosseau [7], 6. 5 Gerry Martin [8], 7. 49 Brett Hope [9], 8. 26 JJ Beaulieu [3], 9. 4F Jim Fletcher [4]

Heat Race 2 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 00 Jim Dale Jr. [3], 2. 87 Andrew Hennessy [5], 3. 3 Nathan Rinaldi [1], 4. 14 Brandt Graham [2], 5. 22S Brian Speelman [6], 6. 1 Shawn Gregory [8], 7. 12 Adam Whaley [7], 8. 36 Darryl Hoekstra [4]

Heat Race 3 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 71L Dennis Lunger [2], 2. 5X Tim Richardson [7], 3. 07 Curtis King [1], 4. 98P Patrick Lajeunesse [3], 5. 39 Jonah Martin [5], 6. 29 Rich Sanders [6], 7. 69 Denis Deserrano [4]

———————————————————– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (38 Entries)

A-Feature (15 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 23-Dusty DeBoer, [11]; 2. 46-Wayde Thorne, [9]; 3. 7C-Cole Hardy, [1]; 4. 9-Tim DeBoer, [3]; 5. 1R-Rob Goulding, [5]; 6. 21H-Ryan Hillar, [21]; 7. 6X-Mike Sarantakos, [4]; 8. 19-Kyle Wert, [7]; 9. 37-Robert Hoskins, [6]; 10. 01-Tristan DaSilva, [23]; 11. 88-Aidan Nigh, [16]; 12. 19T-Trevor Want, [25]; 13. 26-Tim Nuell, [20]; 14. 177-Tim Jamieson, [17]; 15. 188-Paul Longboat, [12]; 16. 360-Kevin Thorne, [18]; 17. 69-Rob Twitchett, [22]; 18. 96-Brian Crosgrove, [29]; 19. 21-Jonathan Ayrton, [27]; 20. 265-Mike Evers, [8]; 21. 16-Fabio Olivieri, [19]; 22. 1-Jason Tolton, [10]; 23. 38C-John Cote, [28]; 24. 16J-Jeremy May, [24]; 25. 79-Steve Miller, [2]; 26. 11E-Jeff Elsliger, [26]; 27. 10-Zach Buchwald, [14]; 28. 93-Chris Ryckman, [13]; 29. 6-Jason Dixon, [15]; 30. 54-Christopher French, [30] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Cole Hardy (1-7, 9), Kyle Wert (8), Dusty DeBoer (10-15) Hard Charger – Ryan Hillar +15

B-Feature 1 (8 laps – 4 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 21H-Ryan Hillar, [1]; 2. 01-Tristan DaSilva, [6]; 3. 19T-Trevor Want, [2]; 4. 21-Jonathan Ayrton, [4]; 5. 14M-Matthew Moore, [3]; 6. 517-Cody Sommerville, [9]; 7. 3K-Craig Vlasic, [7]; 8. 54-Christopher French, [5]; 9. 24C-Cameron Lane, [8]

B-Feature 2 (8 laps – 4 Transfer – 2:59.209) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 69-Rob Twitchett, [6]; 2. 16J-Jeremy May, [4]; 3. 11E-Jeff Elsliger, [3]; 4. 38C-John Cote, [1]; 5. 96-Brian Crosgrove, [5]; 6. 13M-Daniel McKay, [2]; 7. 63-Dave Crumbie, [7]; 8. 11-Mike Giberson, [8]; 9. 17-Mike Taylor, [9]

Provisional A-Feature Starters: Brian Crosgrove, Christopher French

Fast Qualifier: Mike Evers 20.892 seconds ___________________________________________

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About MavTV Canada’s All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s Ohsweken Speedway is excited to announce its Friday Night Excitement racing will be the centerpiece of a new international television broadcast on MavTV Canada called All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. All North Racing will visit Ohsweken for six live broadcasts that will be re-aired multiple times in Canada and the United States. The MavTV broadcasts are scheduled for May 31, June 21, July 22, July 23, August 30 and September 14. These broadcasts include both nights of the Northern Summer Nationals featuring Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu as well as the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. For more information on MavTV Canada, visit www.facebook.com/MAVTVCanada. Northern Summer Nationals Tickets Available Now Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu are coming to Ohsweken Speedway for two action-packed nights on July 22-23. All three Sprint Car stars will be in action both nights for two $5,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows. Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone by calling (519) 717-0023.

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2019 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 24th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

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Arenz continues MSA hot streak at Angell Park

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 21, 2019 – Travis Arenz of Sheboygan has been setting a torrid pace in Midwest Sprint Car Association competition during the vast majority of the 2019 season and his performance in the MSA’s second of three scheduled stops of the year at the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. showed that he has no intentions of slowing down anytime soon.

Benefitting from a favorable invert draw to receive an outside front row starting spot in the 25-lap MSA headliner, Arenz led flag to flag to win for the third time in the last four MSA events and third time overall at the historic speed plant.

On the drop of the green flag, Arenz powered around polesitter Anthony Knierim of Franksville to lead the opening lap along the outside groove around the well-manicured multi-groove third-mile dirt oval.

As Arenz darted out to a healthy lead in the early going, defending Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car champion Justin Miller of Plymouth, moved in from the third starting spot to pressure Knierim for second. The two drivers dueled side by side for the runner-up spot until the first caution of the race appeared on lap 4 when Adam Miller of Plymouth spun in turn two.

Following the restart, 2011 MSA champion Ben Schmidt of Howards Grove made his presence felt as he bolted into fourth on lap 5. Two laps later, Schmidt powered around Justin Miller to seize third in turn two on lap 7 before working past Knierim into second on lap 11.

On lap 12, Arenz caught the back of the field and was just beginning to slice his way through the slower traffic when the second yellow flag of the event appeared as rookie Blake Wondra of Fond du Lac stopped in turn four.

Arenz, who won the first MSA event of the year at Angell Park on June 2, again built up a comfortable cushion on the restart before catching a large group of slower cars on lap 19, which allowed Schmidt to close the gap considerably.

Schmidt moved into within three car lengths of Arenz on lap 22. However, Arenz skillfully worked his way through lapped traffic to shield himself from Schmidt’s late charge and secure his fifth career MSA A-main victory and series-leading fourth MSA main event win of the 2019 season.

Schmidt placed second, Justin Miller finished third, Knierim held on to place fourth and Waupun's Will Gerrits, who started 10th, rounded out the top five.

The MSA competitors will return to action in support of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Start Circuit of Champions-Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Challenge event scheduled Thursday, July 25 at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis.

Spectator gates are set to open at 4:30 with hot laps scheduled for 5:30 with All Star-IRA qualifying and racing to follow.

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Midwest Sprint Car Association Angell Park Speedway Sun Prairie, Wisconsin July 21, 2019 HEAT 1 1, Ben Schmidt 2, Paul Pokorski 3, Kurt Davis 4, Danny Schlafer 5, Anthony Knierim 6, Travis Arenz 7, Tyler Brabant 8, Chris Clayton 9, Nick Daywalt. HEAT 2 1, Adam Miller 2, Will Gerrits 3, Al Schlafer 4, Tony Wondra 5, Justin Miller 6, Tyler Davis 7, Justin Erickson 8, Tyler Tischendorf, Dick Kaiser. HEAT 3 1, Josh Teunissen 2, Blake Wondra 3, Lance Fassbender 4, Brandon Berth 5, Doug Wondra 6, Shane Wenninger 7, Jack Vanderboom 8, Bill Taylor 9, Tim Haddy (DNS). B MAIN 1, Shane Wenninger 2, Tyler Davis 3, Doug Wondra 4, Jack Vanderboom 5, Chris Clayton 6, Bill Taylor 7, Tyler Tischendorf 8, Tyler Brabant 8, Nick Daywalt 9, Dick Kaiser, 10, Tim Haddy. A MAIN 1, Travis Arenz 2, Ben Schmidt 3, Justin Miller 4, Anthony Knierim 5, Will Gerrits 6, Justin Erickson 7, Kurt Davis 8, Lance Fassbender 9, Adam Miller 10, Paul Pokorski 11, Doug Wondra 12, Bill Taylor 13, Shane Wenninger 14, Chris Clayton 15, Josh Teunissen 16, Brandon Berth 17, Tyler Davis 18, Tony Wondra 19, Al Schlafer 20, Blake Wondra 21, Danny Schlafer 22, Jack Vanderboom.

 

 

Steve Poirier Dominates Patriot Sprint Tour Event at Cornwall Motor Speedway

(Cornwall, ON) After a second place run Saturday night at the Brockville-Ontario Speedway, Steve Poirier backed it up Sunday evening at the Cornwall Motor Speedway by notching his first overall win of 2019 over Jordan Thomas and Mark Smith.

“This feels pretty good, this is a place we have had so much fun in the past” Poirier expressed. “We struggled a little bit since the beginning of the season, I have to say thanks to my crew chief (Kevin Loveys) for giving me a super car tonight.”

Poirier was the final car to make it into the redraw and given the number two tennis ball after Mark Smith ended pulling the number six. Poirier would start along side the 79 of Jordan Thomas and the two would bring the 18 car field to the green flag.

Poirier would ride the outside to take the lead in the opening lap with Jordan Thomas and Jared Zimbardi trailing Poirier in the first several laps. Other cars that were attempting to move forward were Joe Trenca, Davie Franek, Jordan Poirier and Mark Smith at the time.

Thomas would eventually catch Poirier at the halfway point when lap traffic would begin to slow down the very fast Poirier. Then on lap 13, Thomas would over-cook turn three but was able to keep it going and not lose any position, however Poirier would rebuild a huge advantage.

Lap 19 is when the first caution would come out as Sean Durand would smack the turn four wall and his night would be complete. On the ensuing restart, another caution would come out due to debris on the track.

This would actually help Poirier as he was able to get back out in clean air. The battle for second was still on between Jordan Thomas and Mark Smith as even Jared Zimbardi was all over Smith during the “teen laps” of the race. The last thing Zimbardi wanted to see was a yellow flag on lap 19 as he almost cleared Smith for third.

Poirier would lead all 25 laps and pick up his fifth career win at the Cornwall and his 16th win under the PST banner.

“At some point, when things start to become uncomfortable, that’s when things become bad” Poirier continued to talk about in victory lane. “I kind of searched a little bit when I hit lap traffic, I knew I was not exactly where I needed to be but after more laps, I felt okay just and hit my marks.”

In his first ever start at the Cornwall Motor Speedway, Jordan Thomas was elated to be on the podium especially with veterans Steve Poirier and Mark Smith.

“It always good to stand up here with Mark and Steve, they are two veterans who know how to get around a race track” Thomas said. “I am still a little bit new to this, I didn’t really know where to put the car and I knew they were going to know where to put it, but we are going to take this second place run.”

Mark Smith was also a fast race car off the trailer, especially having Canadian crew chief, Patrick Vigneault with him during this four day stretch. He was satisfied with a third place run but knew if he had a better starting spot, he would maybe be a couple spots better.

“It was all about the starting spots tonight” Smith first noted. “I told Steve he needed to share some of his winnings with me because I ‘gave him’ that two spot, but its all fun and good, we will take third.

Jordan Poirier would go on to win the Bonnell’s Rod shop Dash for Cash while Jared Zimbardi, Jordan Thomas and Pete Richardson would go on to win the heat races.

The series now heads to Ohsweken Speedway for their Northern Summer Nationals paying $5,000 win the next two nights. The series has a short turn around as we return to Outlaw Speedway this Saturday for the second annual Summer Nationals that pays $4,000 to win.

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A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

A-Main: 1) 28FM-STEVE POIRIER (1) 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 55-Mark Smith 4) 35-Jared Zimbardi 5) 28F-Davie Franek 6) 98-Joe Trenca 7) 28-Jordan Poirier 8) 11J-Chris Jones 9) 99-John Trenca 10) 87-Jason Barney 11) 67-Pete Richardson 12) 98p-Paul Pekonen 13) 01-Kyle Fraser 14) 9b-Scott Burk 15) Roger Levesque 16) 76-Sean Durand 17) 35x-Tim Zimabardi 18) 79k-Brian Zyck

Heat 1: 1) 35-Jared Zimbardi 2) 98-Joe Trenca 3) 55-Mark Smith 4) 28-Jordan Poirier 5) 87-Jason Barney 6) 98P-Paul Pekonen

Heat 2: 1) 79-Jordan Thomas 2) 28f-Davie Franek 3) 28fm-Steve Poirier 4) 01-Kyle Fraser 5) 99-John Trenca 6) 35x-Tim Zimbardi

Heat 3: 1) 67-Pete Richardson 2) 11j-Chris Jones 3) 9b-Scott Burke 4) 76sd-Scott Durand 5) 16L-Roger Levesque 6) 79x-Brian Zyck

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash For Cash: 1) 28-Jordan Poirier 2) 87-Jason Barney 3) 99-John Trenca 4) 01-Kyle Fraser 5) 9b-Scott Burke 6) 76sd- Sean Durand

Lap Leaders: 28fm-Steve Poirier (25)

 

 

Bard scores first win in fourth race with PASS

Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery wasted no time in showing his ability in a full-sized sprint car, coming from ninth starting spot to second in his heat race and then winning Saturday’s 20-lap PA Sprint Series feature at Port Royal Speedway. It was only his fourth time out in a full-sized sprinter, his second race with PASS/IMCA, and his first at Port Royal.

Bard, in the GC Racing Engines/Lias Tire #95, had drawn the outside front row starting position, but pole-sitter Devin Adams (Lebanon; Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/Adams Auto Sales/Garden Spot Auto Auction #99A), who had picked up his first career win the last time PASS was at Port Royal, grabbed the early lead with last week’s Path Valley winner Drew Ritchey (Everett; R&N Tire/LaSalle’s Racing Engines/Bedford Valley Petroleum #880) moving into second.

Running high in turns 1&2 and low in 3&4, Adams – who also had been a big mover in his heat, advancing from eighth to second and challenging for the lead before a late caution – worked his way smoothly through traffic in the feature, but on lap 13, Bard caught Ritchey to take second and begin reeling in the leader. On lap 18, Bard made the race-winning move.

Adams held on for the runner-up finish, with Jonathan Jones (Irvona; JJ’s Speed Shop/B&R Self Storage/Bungo’s Tires & Service #12J) taking third from Ritchey late in the going. “Nitro” Nick Sweigart (Myerstown; A.H. Moyer/Ditchcreek Utility Services/C&L Siding & Decks #8) completing the Top 5.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Doug Dodson (Middletown; PowerMist Racing Fuels/Crockett Log Homes/Fastener Specialties #20), Dave Grube II (York Haven; Spearhead Rentals/MAN Contracting/Chiropractic Athletic #3D), Kassidy Kreitz (Sinking Spring; Rock-It Pizza & Subs/Maxim Chassis/Schannauer Plumbing & Heathing), Ken Duke Jr. (Selinsgrove; Fairfield Chevrolet/Apache Tree Service/sprintcarunlimited #67) and Keith Prutzman (Hamburg; Buck Rubs Gentlemen’s Club/McKeansburg Bar & Restaurant #28).

The winner’s 305 sprint career has been so brief that his #95 sprinter still has its numbers applied with tape, but fans and fellow competitors certainly will remember them now. In his first PASS start last week at Path Valley Speedway, Bard finished 10th and won the 600cc micro sprint feature that same night. His other two starts have been at Clinton County Speedway, where he finished outside the Top 10 but had Top 5 heat finishes.

Another huge field was on hand for Saturday’s race with 39 RaceSaver sprint teams signing in. Ritchey, Cale Riegle (Newport; Don’t Performance Corner/Holley’s Outdoor Solutions #99), Jones and Prutzman won heat races, with Jake Waters (Mifflintown; The Bargain Barn/HP Engines/Huffy’s Pizza #10) and Josh Spicer (Julian; TC Transports/Spicer Welding #71) taking the twin B-Mains.

The top mover in the feature was Landon Price, who came from 23rd starting position to finish 13th.

Results from Port Royal Speedway, July 20, 2019

HEAT 1 – 1. 880-Drew Ritchey; 2. 20-Doug Dodson; 3. 8-Nick Sweigart; 4. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 5. 88-Fred Arnold; 6. 10-Jake Waters; 7. 51-Dave Graber; 8. 69P-Landon Price; 9. 46-Mike Alleman; 10. Q3-Johnny Yanek.

HEAT 2 – 1. 99-Cale Riegle; 2. 2-Erin Statler; 3. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 4. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 5. 17K-Kyle Keen; 6. 107-Colton Hoover; 7. 23-Nathan Gramley; 8. 5E-Wally Eshenaur; 9. 911-Michael Wenrick; 10. 21M-Cassandra Minimum.

HEAT 3 – 1. 12J-Jonathan Jones; 2. 99A-Devin Adams; 3. 55-Domenic Melair; 4. 3D-Dave Grube; 5. 38-Larry McVey; 6. 97-Kenny Heffner; 7. 71-Josh Spicer; 8. 54M-Mark Zimmerman; 9. 00-Lawrence Jewell; 10. 86-Ron Aurand.

HEAT 4 – 1. 28-Keith Prutzman; 2. 95-Garrett Bard; 3. 5-John Walp; 4. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 5. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 6. 56-Jake Frye; 7. 19-Cruz Kepner; 8. 11X-Robert Garvey; 9-53W-Jimmy White.

B-MAIN 1 – 1. 10-Jake Waters; 2. 69P-Landon Price; 3. 51-Dave Graber; 4. 23-Nathan Gramley; 5. 46-Mike Alleman; 6. 911-Michael Wenrick; 7. Q2-Johnny Yanick; 8. 21M-Cassandra Minimum; 9. 107-Colton Hoover; 10. 5E-Wally Eshenaur.

B-MAIN 2 – 1. 71-Josh Spicer; 2. 56-Jake Frye; 3. 19-Cruz Kepner; 4. 54M-Mark Zimmerman; 5. 00-Lawrence Jewell; 6. 55-Domenic Melair; 7. 11X-Robert Garvey; 8. 53W-Jimmy White; 9. 86-Ron Aurand.

FEATURE – 1. 95-Garrett Bard; 2. 99A-Devin Adams; 3. 12J-Jonathan Jones; 4. 880-Drew Ritchey; 5. 8-Nick Sweigart; 6. 20-Doug Dodson; 7. 3D-Dave Grube; 8. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 9. 67-Ken Duke; 10. 28-Keith Prutzman; 11. 5-John Walp; 12. 99-Cale Riegle; 13. 69P-Landon Price; 14. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 15. 2-Erin Statler; 16. 17K-Kyle Keen; 17. 10-Jake Waters; 18. 38-Larry McVey; 19. 56-Jake Frye; 20. 97-Kenny Heffner; 21. 88-Fred Arnold; 22. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 23. 51-Dave Graber; 24. 71-Josh Spicer; 25. 19-Cruz Kepner; 26. 1R-Christian Rumsey. DNQ-23-Nathan Gramley; 46-Mike Alleman; 911-Michael Wenrick; Q2-Johnny Yanek; 21M-Cassandra Minimum; 107-Colton Hoover; 5E-Wally Eshenaur; 86-Ron Aurand; 53W-Jimmy White; 11X-Robert Garvey; 55-Domenic Melair; 00-Lawrence Jewell; 54M-Mark Zimmerman.

 

 

Double-X Speedway

California, MO

July 21, 2019

The 2019 season of Sunday Night Thunder is rapidly drawing to a close at Double-X Speedway, but the racing action is as close as ever. With the heat finally reaching more tolerable levels, fans and racers came out to support local dirt track racing on Sonic night at Double-X. In heat race action John Clancy picked up the win in the Street Stocks. Brandon Hays was second, John Brooks was third, Marshall Berry fourth and Justin McDowell fifth. The Hobby Stock class saw Mike Schrader taking the win over Kyle Smith, Josh Clark, Chris Brockert and Karen Johnson in heat 1. Heat two victory was claimed by Chuck Coffey, followed by John Canada and Bobby Chilton. The winged Sprint Cars wrapped up the heat race action with two races. Heat one went to Tyler Blank over Riley Kreisel, Cody Baker, Tyler Utz and Scott Comstock. In heat two Taylor Walton held off a very hard charging Ayrton Gennetten to pick up the win. Ben Brown placed third, Broc Elliott fourth and Lanny Carpenter fifth. A special race sponsored by Sonic of California at intermission saw Cherry Limeade win a foot race down the front straightaway over Tater Tot.

Feature time rolled out and the Street Stocks led off the card. John Clancy took a comfortable lead at the start and was not challenged until a lap eleven caution brought the field to his rear bumper, most notably last week’s winner John Brooks in second place. On the green Clancy was able to take off again to secure the win, Brooks would finish second over Marshall Berry in third, Brandon Hays fourth, Justin McDowell fifth and Brandon Dunham in sixth. Hobby Stock feature time was a wide open challenge but it did not take long for Kyle Smith to move to the point. He would withstand the constant challenge of Chuck Coffey to take the win. Coffey would finish a hard fought second, John Canada was third, Chris Brockert was fourth, Bobby Chilton fifth, Karen Johnson sixth and Josh Clark seventh. Mike Schrader was unable to make the start of the feature event.

The winged Sprint Car feature was much anticipated by many in attendance and it did not disappoint. At the green flag Blank took the early lead with Walton and Gennetten in tow. On lap three Gennetten moved into the second position and began pressuring Blank. Behind this lead duo, Taylor Walton and Riley Kreisel would battle for the third and fourth spot with Cody Baker right there in fifth. As the laps clicked by Blank’s smooth, consistent style would keep him in the lead until a caution after lap seventeen brought the field close to the leaders. On the restart Blank would lead until a caution one lap later bunched the field again. On this restart it was Blank on the bottom and Gennetten on the top shelf trying to use momentum to his advantage. On the white flag lap, Gennetten would xxfrun out of real estate on the top of turn two and turned his car into the outside pit area returning to his trailer allowing Blank to race to the checkered unchallenged. Taylor Walton earned second, Tyler Utz was third, Cody Baker finished fourth and Riley Kreisel was fifth. Completing the field were Broc Elliott in sixth, Ayrton Gennetten in seventh, Ben Brown in eighth, Lanny Carpenter ninth and Scott Comstock tenth.

Only two weeks remain in the 2019 season for you to take advantage of the family atmosphere of Double-X Speedway. A highlight of the final night, August 4th will be a $1000 winner’s share in the winged Sprint Car purse provided by Central Missouri Security Services LLC for a total of $2000 to the winner. Follow all of the action on www.doublexspeedway.com or follow us on Facebook.

 

 

Karlsen Takes Breathtaking CRSA Win At Land of Legends

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

Canandaigua, NY (7/21/19) – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Cars roared back into action Saturday night at the Land of Legends Raceway for day number one of a double header weekend. When all was said and done not only was there a first time series winner standing tall in victory lane, the large crowd was left in awe over what they saw.

Erik Karlsen picked up the 20-lap Maquire Family of Dealerships A-Main event win Saturday night. The win wasn’t just a win, it was a thrilling one.

Defending CRSA Rookie of the Year Justin Mills and track regular Karlsen led the field down to the green flag with Jesse Pruchnik and John Scarborough a row behind them. Karlsen would take the lead early on with the rest of the field in tow.

It wasn’t long before sixth place starter David Ferguson began to show his strength. Making his first start of the season, Ferguson quickly moved into the second position and began to search for lines. Ferguson found his line and began to close on Karlsen.

Fast forward to the final lap, Ferguson got a run on Karlsen and the duo battled side by side out of turn number four. At the finish Karlsen took the win by less than half a nose wing or five one thousandths of a second.

Karlsen took the exciting win over Ferguson, Pruchnik, Jeff Trombley and Scarborough. Heat winners for the 19-car field were Ferguson, Trombley and Scarborough.

The Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher Award went to Jason Whipple, the Midstate Basement Authorities First Car Out Award went to Dan Craun, the Maguire Family of Dealerships Magnificent Move of the Race Award went to Trombley, the Powder Tech Powder Coatings Hard Charger Award went to Steve Glover (17th to 12th) and the Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Award went to David Ferguson.

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

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, Midstate Basement Authorities, Maguire Family of Dealerships, A-Verdi Storage Containers, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Kennedy’s Towing, Algonkin Motel, Powder Tech Powder Coatings, Magsarus Ingnitions, ProFab Engineering, Just Signs & Designs, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc., Country Service Center.

Round #5 – Land of Legends Raceway - A-Main Finish (20 Laps) – Erik Karlsen, David Ferguson, Jesse Pruchnik, Jeff Trombley, John Scarborough, Brandyn Griffin, Johnny Kolosek, Justin Mills, Dan Bennett, Alysha Bay, Jerry Sehn, Steve Glover, Andrew Jacobus, Darryl Ruggles, Jason Whipple, Trevor Years, Jordan Noody, Mike Jackson, Dan Craun.

 

 

Herrick Returns To CRSA Victory Lane At Thunder Mountain

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

Center Lisle, NY (7/22/19) – The second leg of the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series double header weekend in Central New York took place Sunday night at the Thunder Mountain Speedway. When the final checkered flag waved a familiar face met CRSA Series Announcer Toby LaGrange in victory lane.

Dalton Herrick picked up the 25-lap Country Service Center A-Main win Sunday evening. The event was part of the Wade Decker Memorial held at the track each season. Herrick is very familiar to victory lane at Thunder Mountain as the McDonough, New York driver won the 2018 season finale at the track back in October as part of Brett Deyo’s Short Track Super Nationals.

“I like it here,” Herrick said. “It is the only track that I have won at with a Sprint Car and it is close to home.”

Sydney Prince and Darryl Ruggles led the field to the green with Prince taking the early race lead. The first caution of the event would slow the field on lap 12 when Justin Mills spun in turn two. When racing resumed Prince would hold the top spot over Ruggles and Herrick.

Herrick was on the charge. The eventual race winner would take over second from Ruggles soon after and then set his sights on Prince. Within a few laps Prince would slow heading into turn one, ending her event. The caution would wave on lap 21 for Thomas Radivoy and Jerry Sehn, who spun in turn two. Each were running in the top five at the time.

When racing resumed Ruggles tossed everything but his top wing at Herrick but could not get past. Herrick picked up the win over Ruggles, Jeff Trombley, Jesse Pruchnik and Mike Jackson. Heat races for the 17-car field were won by Radivoy, Prince and Dana Wagner.

The Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher Award went to Mark Connoly, the Midstate Basement Authorities First Car Out Award went to Sydney Prince, the Maguire Family of Dealerships Magnificent Move of the Race Award went to Radivoy, the Powder Tech Powder Coatings Hard Charger Award went to Trombley (11th to 3rd) and the Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Award went to Herrick.

The 2019 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series is back in action this weekend with another action-packed double header weekend. On Saturday the series visits the Fonda Speedway for the first of two visits this season and then on Sunday the CRSA moves to the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park for their second and final visit of the season.

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

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, Midstate Basement Authorities, Maguire Family of Dealerships, A-Verdi Storage Containers, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Kennedy’s Towing, Algonkin Motel, Powder Tech Powder Coatings, Magsarus Ingnitions, ProFab Engineering, Just Signs & Designs, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc., Country Service Center.

Round #6 – Thunder Mountain Speedway - A-Main Finish (25 Laps) – Dalton Herrick, Darryl Ruggles, Jeff Trombley, Jesse Pruchnik, Mike Jackson, Emily VanInwegen, Thomas Radivoy, Dana Wagner, Alysha Bay, Mike VanPelt, Johnny Kolosek, Brandyn Griffin, Justin Mills, Jerry Sehn, Matt Priscott, Mark Conoly, Sidney Prince.

 

 

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

A-Main: 1) 28FM-STEVE POIRIER (1) 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 55-Mark Smith 4) 35-Jared Zimbardi 5) 28F-Davie Franek 6) 98-Joe Trenca 7) 28-Jordan Poirier 8) 11J-Chris Jones 9) 99-John Trenca 10) 87-Jason Barney 11) 67-Pete Richardson 12) 98p-Paul Pekonen 13) 01-Kyle Fraser 14) 9b-Scott Burk 15) Roger Levesque 16) 76-Sean Durand 17) 35x-Tim Zimabardi 18) 79k-Brian Zyck

Heat 1: 1) 35-Jared Zimbardi 2) 98-Joe Trenca 3) 55-Mark Smith 4) 28-Jordan Poirier 5) 87-Jason Barney 6) 98P-Paul Pekonen

Heat 2: 1) 79-Jordan Thomas 2) 28f-Davie Franek 3) 28fm-Steve Poirier 4) 01-Kyle Fraser 5) 99-John Trenca 6) 35x-Tim Zimbardi

Heat 3: 1) 67-Pete Richardson 2) 11j-Chris Jones 3) 9b-Scott Burke 4) 76sd-Scott Durand 5) 16L-Roger Levesque 6) 79x-Brian Zyck

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash For Cash: 1) 28-Jordan Poirier 2) 87-Jason Barney 3) 99-John Trenca 4) 01-Kyle Fraser 5) 9b-Scott Burke 6) 76sd- Sean Durand

Lap Leaders: 28fm-Steve Poirier (25)

 

 

Placerville Speedway wins go to Andy Forsberg, Dan Jinkerson, Russ Murphy and Scott Kinney on Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – July 20, 2019…Auburn, California veteran Andy Forsberg slid his way under youngster Jodie Robinson on a lap 13 restart and never looked back en route to his 63rd career Winged 360 Sprint Car victory at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

Also sharing victory lane during championship point race number 11 were Dan Jinkerson with the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Russ Murphy with the Mini Trucks and Scott Kinney with the traveling BCRA Midget Lites. The Vintage Hard Top portion of the evening was captured by Roger Mcshain.

Roseville’s Jodie Robinson started the 25-lap Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car feature from the pole alongside Calistoga favorite Mike Benson. Robinson, the 16-year-old daughter of three-time track champion David Robinson Jr. shot to the lead at the waving of the green flag, as Andy Forsberg carved his way to second.

Following a caution on lap two the next 10-circuits clicked off fast and furious with Robinson making all the right moves through lapped traffic to keep the six-time Placerville Speedway titlist at bay. On a lap 12 restart Robinson was able to put some distance between herself and Forsberg, but the yellow flag appeared just one-lap later. The ensuing restart is when the complexion of the race changed, with Forsberg getting a good run down the front stretch to slide up in front of Robinson, grabbing the lead off the second corner.

As the pair entered turn three Robinson attempted to return the favor, but got loose and spun around, which resulted in Andy Gregg contacting her stalled car with nowhere to go. Gregg restarted the race but unfortunately for Robinson she was done for the night. Although it was a tough ending, Robinson and the Rick Spencer owned team should be commended for an impressive run, as they continue to be consistently fast at the quarter-mile each week.

With Forsberg up front he was never seriously challenged the rest of the way and brought home his fourth win of the season in weekly competition aboard the Friends & Family Racing No. X1 machine. The racing behind Forsberg however, remained entertaining with two grooves of action presented once again after track prior to the feature. Visalia’s Steven Tiner made a cameo appearance in the C&M Motorsports No. 7C and put together a strong night, setting fast time and then finishing runner up in the feature. The 2017 track champ has been stout in limited starts this season at the speedway.

Elk Grove veteran Bobby McMahan also had a nice run in the main event, making several solid passes to lock up a third-place finish at the checkered. It matched a season-best finish for the 1982 Rookie of the Year and came after timing-in second overall to begin the evening. Mike Benson also had his best night of the 2019 campaign by earning the third fastest time in qualifying and then capping the night with a fourth-place effort in the feature. Sacramento’s Stephen Ingraham looked strong all evening and rounded out the top-five in the 25-lapper.

Mather’s Kalib Henry earned the Hard Charger Award by carving his way from 17th to sixth, with the remainder of the top-10 filled out by Elk Grove’s Bubba Decaires, Placerville’s Shane Hopkins, Oakdale’s Brad Dillard and Placerville’s CJ Humphreys. A total of 23 cars competed at point race 10 for the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars.

The Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks once again put on a great show for the fans, which culminated in Dan Jinkerson picking up his sixth victory of the season. Nick Baldwin and Jinkerson led the field down to green and proceeded to battle side by side for several laps. The pair raced clean and hard up front before Jinkerson was able to inch ahead and solidify the top-spot. Jason Palmer showed a lot of speed for the second consecutive week and eventually grabbed the second position.

Up front Jinkerson never faltered though and crossed under the Ron Stahl checkered flag for yet another win in 2019. It marked his 27th career Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating triumph, which gives him sole possession of fourth all-time. It also a matched his career high in wins on a season with four races remaining. Palmer crossed the stripe in second, followed by Baldwin, Scott Grunert and Kevin Jinkerson in the top-five.

The Mini Trucks returned to action on Saturday and put on an entertaining 20-lap feature that went right down to the wire. Aaron Rupley and Chris Curtiss shared the front row as the division competed the opposite way on the track in both their heat race and the main event. Close racing was seen all throughout the field with several trucks fighting for the lead at various times. Mike Miller poked his nose in their a few times as he, Russ Murphy, Rupley and Curtiss fought for the top-spot.

Towards the end of the race Murphy assumed the lead, gave himself some breathing room and took the checkered flag for his first career Mini Truck victory at Placerville Speedway. Miller, Curtis, Rupley and Clem Fanning rounded out the top-five. The Mini Trucks have consistently featured great racing in each of their appearances this year.

The BCRA Midget Lite feature was all about Scott Kinney, who started from row four and took home the victory. Kinney methodically worked his way past cars and then battled for the lead with Craig Hulsted. After getting by Holsted, Kinney checked out to claim his sixth career Placerville Speedway win. Hulsted, Jim Riddell, Hunter Kinney and Danika Jo Parker completed the top-five.

Full results from Saturday can be viewed at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1697241?fbclid=IwAR07ol7QSGu7_9MHKA3SOWkTc25SEK02ZV-CDFOQ64a8_b0CKqwsDevQomA

The Placerville Speedway is back at it next Saturday with the 14th annual Mark Forni Classic featuring the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites. The Winged 360 Sprint Car feature will award $5,000 to the winner during the night.

 

 

Luke Cranston Gets another DCRP Sprint Car Win with Clay Sellard, Ryan Kirchoff, Angle Munoz and Tathan Burkhart also Posting Wins!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 20, 2019) – Current Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car points leader Luke Cranston padded his lead by racing to his third win of the season in Saturday night’s 20-lap feature atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

While Cranston topped the Sprint Car ranks, other Saturday night winners included Clay Sellard in IMCA Modifieds, Ryan Kirchoff in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Angel Munoz in IMCA Stock Cars and Tathan Burkhart in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

After starting on the front row outside of the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature, Cranston gunned into the lead and held off Ray Seemann throughout to post the win aboard the Myers-powered Mid-America Millwright/Tunnel Car Wash No. 49x Schnee.

“Starting position was pretty critical in these, sometimes you just get lucky,” Cranston commented.

Seemann pressured throughout but had to settle for second behind the Ness City native with Jeremy Huish, Jordan Knight and defending trach champion Steven Richardson rounding out the top five.

Bucklin’s Clay Sellard maintained the hot hand in the IMCA Modified ranks by battling past defending track champion Nick Link on a lap 13 restart en route to his third win in a row in the 20-lapper.

N. Link battled past his father Tracy Link for the point on the second round with Sellard following suit. N. Link kept Sellard at bay over the ensuing rounds until a final caution flew with 12 laps in the books when T. Link spun in turn two.

With Brendon Gemmill in third on the restart, Sellard raced underneath T. Link while Gemmill charged into second. Sellard kept several car-lengths between himself and Gemmill the rest of the way with T. Link outlasting Ryan Heger for third and current points leader William Nusser in fifth.

In the 20-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature, Garden City’s Ryan Kirchoff became the only first-time 2019 winner of the night by wiring the field in the 20-lapper for his first DCRP feature win.

Gunning into the lead from the pole position, Kirchoff paced the field throughout and weathered a caution with three circuits remaining to cross the stripe ahead of Matthew Crowell, Jeff Kaup, Kyle Wiens and Bart Baker.

After having his IMCA Stock Car win steak snapped at three last week, Lamar, Colorado’s Angel Munoz got started on a new one by racing to his sixth DCRP score of the year.

Munoz had to work for this one, moving into second soon after Chris Oliver emerged from a three-wide tussle for the point on the second lap. Munoz kept the pressure on with Oliver working the low side to keep him at bay.

The pressure paid off with Munoz slipping around for the point on the 15th lap and leading the closing laps with Oliver holding back Mike Petersilie, Troy Burkhart and Dusty Witthuhn rounding out the top five.

Hays’ Tathan Burkhart added his fourth DCRP win of the year by racing to victory lane in the 20-lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature.

Burkhart battled past early pacesetter Matt O’Hair and cruised the rest of the way to the checkered flag with O’Hair holding off Cody Stone and Reagan Sellard for runner-up honors with Brooke Russell rounding out the top five.

Following Sunday’s fifth scheduled round of Micro and Kart action atop the 1/7-mile Little DCRP, the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park returns to action next Friday night, July 26, with the always much-anticipated Driver & Fan Appreciation Night.

Dodge City Raceway Park

July 20, 2019 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 10-Jordan Knight, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 72-Ray Seemann, 4. E85-Tyler Knight, 5. 49-Kris Moore, 6. 11- Darren Robertson, 7. 51r-Ross Essenburg.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 2. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 3. 49x-Luke Cranston, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 18-Brandon Sprott, 6. 34c-Cale Cozad, 7. 67-T.J. Cain

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 49x-Luke Cranston, 2. 72-Ray Seemann, 3 88J-Jeremy Huish, 4. 10-Jordan Knight, 5. 0-Steven Richardson, 6. 49-Kris Moore, 7. 34c-Cale Cozad, 8. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 9. 11-Darren Robertson, 10. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 11. 18-Brandon Sprott, 12. 67-T.J. Cain, 13. 97-Brian Herbert (DNS).

 

 

Dave Gruel Holds Off Dave Danzer to Win Second $10,000 Mr. Novelis Supermodified Title on 37th Birthday

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Best Western PLUS Quality Inn & Suites Riverfront Mr. Novelis Supermodified

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Novelis Supermodifieds

Feature (75-laps): 1. 50 DAVE GRUEL, 2. 52 Dave Danzer, 3. 7 Otto Sitterly, 4. 98T Tyler Thompson, 5. 95 Dave Shullick Jr, 6. 00 Joe Gosek, 7. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 8. 55 Keith Shampine, 9. 05 Jeff Abold, 10. 3 Doug Didero, 11. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 12. 39 ® Alison Sload, 13. 94 Logan Rayvals, 14. 0 Tim Snyder, 15. 56 Hal LaTulip, 16. 68 Michael Barnes, 17. 66 Lou LeVea Sr, 18. 11 Aric Iosue, 19. 54 ® Camden Proud

Heat 1 (12-laps): 1. 68 Michael Barnes, 2. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 3. 55 Keith Shampine, 4. 05 Jeff Abold, 5. 11 Aric Iosue, 6. 56 Hal LaTulip, 7. 54 ® Camden Proud

Heat 2 (12-laps): 1. 7 Otto Sitterly, 2. 39 ® Alison Sload, 3. 00 Joe Gosek, 4. 3 Doug Didero, 5. 94 Logan Rayvals, 6. 0 Tim Snyder

Heat 3 (12-laps): 1. 98T Tyler Thompson, 2. 50 Dave Gruel, 3. 95 Dave Shullick Jr, 4. 52 Dave Danzer, 5. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 6. 66 Lou LeVea Sr.

Group Time Trials: 1. 00 Joe Gosek - 15.893, 2. 05 Jeff Abold - 15.971, 3. 7 Otto Sitterly - 15.985, 4. 98T Tyler Thompson - 15.985, 5. 68 Michael Barnes - 16.046, 6. 50 Dave Gruel - 16.106, 7. 39 ® Alison Sload - 16.116, 8. 02 Brandon Bellinger - 16.117, 9. 52 Dave Danzer - 16.247, 10. 55 Keith Shampine - 16.251,11. 3 Doug Didero - 16.276, 12. 95 Dave Shullick Jr. - 16.285, 13. 11 Aric Iosue - 16.338, 14. 94 Logan Rayvals - 16.368, 15. 01 Dan Connors Jr. - 16.392, 16. 54 ® Camden Proud - 16.431, 17. 0 Tim Snyder - 16.483, 18. 66 Lou LeVea Sr. - 16.568, 19. 56 Hal LaTulip - 16.862

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #7 Otto Sitterly

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #98T Tyler Thompson

 

 

Jared Zimbardi Prevails at Brockville, Wins Night One of the PST Canadian Tour

Contact: Paul Harkenrider

PST Media

(Brockville, ONT) In what has been considered a “down year” for five time Patriot Sprint Tour series champion, Jared Zimbardi, everything would fall into place for the Bradford, PA driver Saturday night leading the last 23 laps to pick up his first win of the season over Steve and Jordan Poirier at the Brockville Ontario Speedway.

“I knew from experience here, the track was probably going to take rubber” Zimbardi explained. “I said if I don’t get by Chris Jones on this restart, I am going to go to the top and I did, where from there it was really mine to screw up.

Chris Jones and Zimbardi were fortunate to start up front via the re-draw and they would bring the 20 car field to the green with Jones taking command in the first two laps. Zimbardi began to build momentum on the outside and was able to take the lead on lap three.

Sixth starter Steve Poirier was able to get by Paulie Colagiovanni and his nephew Jordan Poirier take over the third spot and would start to track down the 11J of Chris Jones. Poirier was able to get by Jones with ease on lap seven and start to track down the race leader in Zimbardi.

Jordan also began to pull away from both Jones and Colagiovanni to solidify himself in third. The lone caution came out on lap 13 due to a spinning Rick Wilson which would restack the field.

This would only help Zimbardi as he was able to get back in clean air on a far narrower race track than before with both Poirier’s behind him. Jones really wasn’t contested for fourth but the battle for fifth between Mark Smith and Paulie Colagiovanni as they swapped position in the second half of the race.

Zimbardi would really not be contested and take home his seventh career win at Brockville-Ontario Speedway and his 39th career with the Patriots.

This was Zimbardi first win since August 24, 2018 and he was very excited to return to victory lane. “This wins means a lot, we’ve been struggling” Zimbardi continued. “With a couple injuries that I have tried to get over, then we tried to figure out set ups and shocks and I think we have finally found something that really works.

Steve Poirier has also had a down year to his standards so he was happy to get back on the podium beating out his nephew, Jordan. “It was fun racing Jordan, at some point I thought I would be racing Jared for the front” Poirier mentioned. “On that restart, it took me two or three laps to get going but it was fun racing with Jordan, I had preferred lines early and was able to protect position.”

Jordan Poirier also had a lot of fun racing in the front, especially with his uncle Steve. “It was a lot of fun racing with Steve” Jordan explained “I thought at the beginning I had the preferred line but the rubber came in and I just couldn’t get by him.”

Chris Jones would finish fourth and Paulie Colagiovanni hung on for the top five. Colagiovanni, Jones and Mark Smith were the heat winners. Jason Barney would win the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash for Cash.

The tour heads to Cornwall Motor Speedway for Night Two of the PST Canadian Swing. Please be sure to www.patriotsprinttour.com and Like ‘Patriot Sprint Tour’ on facebook.

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

A-Main: 1) 35-JARED ZIMBARDI (1) 2) 28fm-Steve Poirier 3) 28-Jordan Poirier 4) 11j-Chris Jones 5) 10-Paulie Colagiovanni 6) 55-Mark Smith 7) 53-Shawn Donath 8) 79-Jordan Thomas 9) 28f-Davie Franek 10) 87-Jason Barney 11) 67-Pete Richardson 12) 98-Joe Trenca 13) 01-Kyle Fraser 14) 88-Alain Bergeron 15) 99-John Trenca 16) 42w-Ricky Wilson 17) 98p-Paul Pekkonen 18) 9b-Scott Burk 19) 16L-Roger Levesque 20) 79x-Brian Zyck

Heat 1: 1) 10- Paulie Colagiovanni 2) 53-Shawn Donath 3) 35-Jared Zimbardi 4) 79-Jordan Thomas 5) 01-Kyle Fraser 6) 98P-Paul Pekkonen 7) 42-Rick Wilson

Heat 2: 1) 11J- Chris Jones 2) 98-Joe Trenca 3) 99-John Trenca 4) 67-Pete Richardson 5) 9B-Scott Burke 6) 16L-Roger Levesque 7) 79x-Brian Zyck

Heat 3: 1) 55-Mark Smith 2) 28fm-Steve Poirier 3) 28-Jordan Poirier 4) 28f-Davie Franek 5) 87-Jason Barney 6) 88-Alain Bergeron

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Four Laps of Fame Dash: 1) 87-Jason Barney 2) 67-Pete Richardson 3) 28f-Davie Franek 4) 99-John Trenca 5) 01-Kyle Fraser 6) 79-Jordan Thomas

 

USAC East Coast Sprint Cars

Minersville, PA, July 19th, 2019

For the second time this season at the Big Diamond Speedway, and the third time overall, defending Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series Champion Steven Drevicki was able to grab the checkered flag and head to victory lane.

The night started out on a good note for Drevicki who had a great pill draw for the heat race that would see him start third in the first heat event. Drevicki would eventually go on to win his heat event, sending him to the redraw for the feature. Drevicki would again have a great pill draw for the feature event that would see him start along side fellow heat winner Austin Bishop.

The initial green flag would see a quick yellow follow, as Jake Winters would go for a spin in turns three and four, collecting Connor Leoffler, who had no where to go. The field would bunch back up for a complete restart of the feature event.

Once the field went green, rookie Austin Bishop would jump out to the early event lead with Drevicki falling into second place. The battle for second would quickly be on, as Eric Jennings would battle hard with Drevicki and take the second place spot away. Another caution flag would fall on lap seven for the spun car of Craig Pelligrini Jr in turns one and two. Bishop was out front in a comfortable margin over Eric Jennings, Steven Drevicki, Carmen Perigo and Joe Biasi. The field would go back to green flag action, but only for a lap, as John Stehman would go for a spin on lap eight.

As the race went back green again, yet another caution would take place on the restart as Ryan Quackenbush and Connor Leoffler would tangle entering three and four. Both drivers would be done for the night with front end damage.

When the field finally got restarted again Drevicki had taken back the second place position from Eric Jennings and was quickly closing in on race leader Austin Bishop by lap 12. Drevicki was able to keep his car in the small moisture strip on the bottom of the track, about a half a lane lower than Bishop and would work his way by and into the lead on lap 15. Bishop, Perigo, Jennings, and Biasi would be the top five at the time.

One final caution flag would fly on lap 24 as Lee Kauffman would spin in turns one and two, and be tagged by another car leaving him with front end damage ending his night. Bishop would be left with one final chance to get by Drevicki, with Perigo, Biasi, and Eddie Strada rounding out the top five. When the field took the green and white flags, Drevicki had a solid lead and would hold off the last attempt to grab his third win of the season.

The win for Drevicki comes off of a second place run at the last completed event at the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park on June 30th. Drevicki is the only driver who has placed inside the top five positions of every feature event in 2019. The feature couldn’t have ended at a better time for Drevicki and a number of other drivers in the field, as the heat had lead to dry track conditions with many drivers having little to no tread left on their rear tires. Drevicki said in victory lane that he had felt the car begin to shake with a handful of laps left because of the warn out tires, and did not want to see the last yellow flag.

Rookie 360 sprint car driver Austin Bishop had a solid run in what was only his second wingless sprint car start. Bishop ran the previous show at Big Diamond, where he also collected his first career 360 sprint car win with the URC winged sprint series. Bishop ended up with a strong run and hopefully will attend some more wingless shows to close out 2019.

Joe Biasi was back in action with the USAC East Coast Sprint cars after what has been a bit of an up and down season. Biasi was going to miss the last scheduled show at the New Egypt Speedway in order to rebuild their sprint car program following an extremely hard flip at the Lernerville Speedway. Biasi was able to make some moves from 6th to 4th and have a solid top five run.

Eddie Strada was the hard charger of the night moving from the 15th place position, to finish in the top five. Strada had suffered a flat right front tire in the heat race which lead to a DNF. Strada methodically worked his way through the field working on the bottom side of the speedway.

Connor Leoffler had quite the rough night after being collected in a number of incidents. Leoffler was caught up in a caution in the heat race which broke the front ent out of his DRC Chassis entry. The team would change front ends and start at the rear of the feature before ultimately being caught up in two more incidents ending his night on the back of a tow truck.

Up next for the Rapid Tire, USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series is the first ever trip to the Georgetown Speedway, in Georgetown, Delaware on Friday July 26th.

Heat 1: (8 Laps, all qualify, 3 redraw): 19 Steven Drevicki, 8 Kyle Lick, B1 Joey Biasi, 21 Carmen Perigo, 5q Ryan Quackenbush, 117 David Swanson, 11 Craig Pelligrini Jr, 42e Eddie Strada, 3h Heidi Hedin, 22 Connor Leoffler.

Heat 2: (8 Laps, all qualify, 3 redraw): 11a Austin Bishop, 32 Eric Jennings, 119 Chandler Leiby, 71 Chris Allen Jr, 14 Trevor Kobylarz, 5g Tim Buckwalter, 17j Jonathan Swanson, 1j Jake Winters, 23 John Stehman, 96 Lee Kauffman.

Feature Finish: 1. 19 Steven Drevicki, 2. 11a Austin Bishop, 3. 21 Carmen Perigo, 4. B1 Joey Biasi, 5. 42e Eddie Strada, 6. 32 Eric Jennings, 7. 14 Trevor Kobylarz. 8. 8 Kyle Lick, 9. 71 Chris Allen Jr, 10. 119 Chandler Leiby, 11. 17j Jonathan Swanson, 12. 3h Heidi Hedin, 13. 117 David Swanson, 14. 1j Jake Winters, 15. 23 John Stehman, 16. 96 Lee Kauffman, 17. 11 Craig Pelligrini Jr. 18. 5g Tim Buckwalter, 19. 5q Ryan Quackenbush, 20. 22 Connor Leoffler.

Lap Leaders: 1-14: Austin Bishop. 15-25: Steven Drevicki.

Scotty Signs Hard Charger $100: Eddie Strada (15 to 5th) +10

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger $50 Certificate: Eddie Strada

?Vahlco Wheels Hard Charger $50 Certificate: Eddie Strada

Ultra-Shield Race Products 2nd Place $50 Certificate: Austin Bishop

Keizer Wheels 3rd Place $50 Certificate: Carmen Perigo

Wilwood Brakes 4th Place $50 Certificate: Joe Biasi

ATL Fuel Cells 5th Place $100 Certificate: Eddie Strada

King Racing Products 6th Place $25 Certificate: Eric Jennings

Ultra-Shield Race Products 8th Place $50 Certificate: Kyle Lick

 

 

Johnson, Amdahl and Halverson Capture Livewire Printing Company Night Victories at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 19, 2019) - Wayne Johnson, Elliot Amdahl and Brandon Halverson drove into the Winner's Circle on Friday evening during Livewire Printing Company Night at Jackson Motorplex.

Johnson led the distance of the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars main event to win the Barb Wieskus Memorial. He became the 18th different feature winner at the track this season.

Amdahl and Halverson both won their second races in a row. Amdahl became the first repeat winner this season during Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids competition and Halverson is the first three-time winner at Jackson Motorplex this year thanks to his trio of NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc wins.

Johnson bested a field of 38 other competitors, winning a heat race, the dash and the main event to take home the $3,000 top prize. Thomas Kennedy, who placed second, closed on Johnson in heavy traffic near the midpoint of the race. However, Johnson maneuvered through the field efficiently to garner the triumph.

"There were a couple of close calls, but these guys are all good race car drivers," he said in Victory Lane. "Every time I showed them a nose they gave me plenty of room. That's about as hard of 25 laps as you can go."

Matt Juhl rounded out the podium with Justin Henderson fourth and Lee Grosz fifth.

Bill Boles, Johnson, Tommy Barber and Henderson were the heat race winners. Jody Rosenboom recorded the B Main victory.

Amdahl made a late move to score the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids triumph. Points leader Bill Johnson earned a second-place finish with John Lambertz third, Colin Smith fourth and Brandon Bosma fifth.

Lambertz, Johnson and Bosma each won a heat race.

Halverson was dominant in the NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc main event as he capitalized on his pole position to pick up another victory and extend his lead in the championship standings. Clinton Bruns maneuvered to a second-place finish with Jake Kouba, Jeremy Kerzman and Alex Schriever rounding out the top five, respectively.

Neal Matuska, Halverson and Kerzman were quickest in their group's qualifying sessions. Eric Schultz and Schriever won the heat races.

Jackson Motorplex will host a doubleheader next week with action beginning on Wednesday for Bank Midwest Night featuring IMCA a-mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA hobby stocks, IMCA sport mods and IMCA sport compacts.

The oval will then showcase Tony Stewart Night presented by C&B Operations featuring the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids next Friday.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (July 19, 2019) -

MIDWEST POWER SERIES/MSTS 360 SPRINT CARS

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson (2); 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (1); 3. 09-Matt Juhl (8); 4. 83-Justin Henderson (5); 5. 4J-Lee Grosz (11); 6. 20G-Chris Graf (4); 7. 23W-Scott Winters (13); 8. 33M-Mason Daniel (7); 9. 5-Dusty Zomer (15); 10. 35-Skylar Prochaska (9); 11. 2-Derrik Lusk (10); 12. 44S-Trey Starks (16); 13. 17-Zeb Wise (24); 14. 75B-Tommy Barber (3); 15. 81-Jack Dover (14); 16. 6-Eric Lutz (12); 17. 44-Chris Martin (22); 18. 4-Cody Hansen (18); 19. 22-Shawn Murray (17); 20. 2H-Bill Boles (6); 21. 14-Jody Rosenboom (21); 22. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (23); 23. 9N-Wade Nygaard (19); 24. 22K-Kaleb Johnson (20).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 14-Jody Rosenboom (2); 2. 44-Chris Martin (4); 3. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (1); 4. 17-Zeb Wise (3); 5. 33-James Broty (5); 6. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (7); 7. 11M-Brendan Mullen (6); 8. 74-Brodie Tulloch (10); 9. 45-Monty Ferriera (9); 10. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (13); 11. 15C-Carter Chevalier (14); 12. 33B-Scott Broty (8); 13. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (16); 14. 17B-Ryan Bickett (19); 15. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson (17); 16. 03-Jamey Ogston (11); 17. (DNF) 51A-Elliot Amdahl (15); (DNS) 20-Brant O'Banion; (DNS) 50-Chase Viebrock.

Dash (4 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson (3); 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (5); 3. 75B-Tommy Barber (2); 4. 83-Justin Henderson (4); 5. 2H-Bill Boles (1); 6. 20G-Chris Graf (6).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2H-Bill Boles (1); 2. 2-Derrik Lusk (2); 3. 23W-Scott Winters (3); 4. 09-Matt Juhl (7); 5. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (4); 6. 5-Dusty Zomer (10); 7. 44-Chris Martin (8); 8. 03-Jamey Ogston (6); 9. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (9); 10. (DNF) 20-Brant O'Banion (5).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson (1); 2. 4J-Lee Grosz (2); 3. 81-Jack Dover (3); 4. 35-Skylar Prochaska (7); 5. 9N-Wade Nygaard (5); 6. 17-Zeb Wise (6); 7. 33-James Broty (8); 8. (DNF) 50-Chase Viebrock (4); 9. (DNF) 15C-Carter Chevalier (9); (DNS) 17B-Ryan Bickett.

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 75B-Tommy Barber (1); 2. 20G-Chris Graf (6); 3. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (9); 4. 44S-Trey Starks (5); 5. 14-Jody Rosenboom (3); 6. 11M-Brendan Mullen (2); 7. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (7); 8. 45-Monty Ferriera (8); 9. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson (4); 10. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (10).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 83-Justin Henderson (1); 2. 33M-Mason Daniel (3); 3. 6-Eric Lutz (4); 4. 4-Cody Hansen (2); 5. 22K-Kaleb Johnson (5); 6. 22-Shawn Murray (9); 7. 33B-Scott Broty (6); 8. 74-Brodie Tulloch (8); 9. (DNF) 51A-Elliot Amdahl (7).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (3); 2. 56-Bill Johnson (1); 3. 12L-John Lambertz (2); 4. 05-Colin Smith (6); 5. 23-Brandon Bosma (5); 6. 4SS-Jody Rosenboom (12); 7. 20-Brant O'Banion (14); 8. 5J-Javen Ostermann (13); 9. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (7); 10. 1S-Ryan Voss (10); 11. 21-Brett Allen (9); 12. 83-Sam Henderson (16); 13. 22D-Daniel Nekolite (17); 14. 45-Monty Ferriera (15); 15. 4S-Michael Stien (19); 16. 7-Johnny Sullivan (11); 17. (DNF) 69-Mike Moore (8); 18. (DNF) 05X-Brandon Allen (4); 19. (DNF) 8-Micah Slendy (18); (DNS) 22-Kaleb Johnson.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 12L-John Lambertz (1); 2. 23-Brandon Bosma (4); 3. 4SS-Jody Rosenboom (5); 4. 05-Colin Smith (6); 5. 5J-Javen Ostermann (3); 6. 83-Sam Henderson (2); 7. (DNF) 22-Kaleb Johnson (7).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 56-Bill Johnson (3); 2. 69-Mike Moore (4); 3. 7-Johnny Sullivan (2); 4. 1S-Ryan Voss (5); 5. 20-Brant O'Banion (6); 6. 22D-Daniel Nekolite (1); 7. 4S-Michael Stien (7).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (2); 2. 05X-Brandon Allen (4); 3. 21-Brett Allen (1); 4. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (3); 5. 45-Monty Ferriera (5); 6. 8-Micah Slendy (6).

NSL NON-WING SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (1); 2. 7-Clinton Bruns (3); 3. 6-Jake Kouba (2); 4. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (5); 5. 0-Alex Schriever (4); 6. 48-Neal Matuska (8); 7. 99-Bryan Roach (7); 8. 16-Anna Kouba (9); 9. 12-Johnny Parsons III (10); 10. (DNF) 38X-Eric Schultz (6).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 38X-Eric Schultz (2); 2. 6-Jake Kouba (4); 3. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (5); 4. 16-Anna Kouba (1); 5. 48-Neal Matuska (3).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 0-Alex Schriever (3); 2. 7-Clinton Bruns (4); 3. 99-Bryan Roach (2); 4. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (5); 5. (DNF) 12-Johnny Parsons III (1).

Qualifying 1 (3 Laps): 1. 48-Neal Matuska, 00:17.407(2); 2. 38X-Eric Schultz, 00:17.767(1); 3. 12-Johnny Parsons III, 00:17.970(4); 4. 16-Anna Kouba, 00:17.982(3).

Qualifying 2 (3 Laps): 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson, 00:17.068(1); 2. 6-Jake Kouba, 00:17.343(2); 3. 0-Alex Schriever, 00:17.390(3).

Qualifying 3 (3 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, 00:16.908(1); 2. 7-Clinton Bruns, 00:17.109(3); 3. 99-Bryan Roach, 00:17.486(2).

UP NEXT -

Wednesday for Bank Midwest Night featuring IMCA a-mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA hobby stocks, IMCA sport mods and IMCA sport compacts

Friday for Tony Stewart Night presented by C&B Operations featuring the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

Cottle Wins USAC Indiana Sprint Week Opener

By Inches on the Last Lap

And Myers Takes Micro-Sprint Feature

Thursday Night at Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., July 19 — Thursday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway Shane Cottle reminded everyone that it’s the leader at the checkered who gets the big check.

In a night of innumerable ups and downs for many drivers, Cottle used the low line to pass C.J. Leary on the last lap, win by inches, and earn $5,000 in a 30-lap barn burner that opened the 32nd annual NOS Energy Drink “Indiana Sprint Week” featuring the USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars in fine style.

Cottle, 47, of Kansas, Ill., qualified by winning the B main, started 18th in the feature, only led on the last lap, and earned the race’s KSE Racing Products/B&W Auto Mart “Hard-Charger” award by improving his position more than any other driver in the 24-car field that was culled from 43 entries. It was his first victory during Indiana Sprint Week in 72 attempts and it came in the Epperson Racing/Epperson Painting-PPG Maxim Claxton Chevy No. 2E. Cottle, who works in the flooring industry, also won the sprint car feature at Gas City on June 28 in a different car.

C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Ind., who won the most recent USAC Indiana Sprint Week event on the Gas City quarter-mile clay oval in 2017, led 29 of the 30 laps and finished second. His Reimbold-Underwood Motorsports/AME Electrical-Mesilla Valley Transportation Spike Foxco Chevy was just 0.002 of a second behind Cottle’s car when the pair took the checkered. The finish was so close that the transponders, which are mounted at the rear of the cars, showed Leary first at the line, but the USAC rules go by when the cars’ front tires cross the line, and Cottle was deemed the winner in one of the closest finishes in USAC history. It was Cottle’s third career USAC sprint car victory. It’s safe to say Gas City is one of his favorite tracks, since all three have occurred at the Grant County oval that is an easy drive from either Indianapolis or Fort Wayne.

Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. was the final podium finisher in the Goacher Racing/NOS Energy Drink-Parallax Power Supply-Jonathan Byrd’s DRC Claxton Mopar. Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. placed fourth in the Dynamics/Mean Green-Fatzheadz Eyewear-Tel-Star Triple X Hershey Chevy. Polesitter Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Ala. was fifth in Hayward Thomas Motorsports’ Speedtown Comfort-B&H Contractors DRC Speedway Chevy.

Jason McDougal of Broken Arrow, Okla.; Dakota Jackson of Elizabethtown, Ind.; Kyle Cummins of Princeton, Ind.; and two drivers from Avon, Ind. — Brent Beauchamp and Justin Grant — rounded out the top 10.

Leary started second and led the whole race except for two split seconds on the last lap. Cottle dipped under him for an instant in Turn 2, but Leary shook him off while sticking to the high side. Leary remained committed to the high side as the pair came down to take the checkered. Cottle stayed low and sneaked across the line first by the smallest of margins.

Leary, the series’ current point leader, appeared to have the race in the bag at the halfway point, as he had a 2.232-second lead over Thomas on lap 15 as the leaders weaved through lapped traffic.

Leary also survived four restarts. The first yellow occurred with three laps down when Scotty Weir spun in Turn 2 and Isaac Chapple couldn’t avoid him.

The second flew with six laps down when Corey Smith stopped high in Turn 2.

The third came with 16 laps down when Thomas Meseraull, who has won five times so far this year at Gas City, spun in Turn 3. Tyler Courtney had nowhere to go and they made contact. Courtney’s Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing crew tried to repair the No. 7BC’s front end, they didn’t have enough time in the work area to get Courtney, who dropped from second to third in points, back underway.

Chapple brought out the fourth caution with 24 laps down when he spun in Turn 1. On that restart Cottle passed Thomas for second with a move to the inside as they flew down the frontstretch. The race went green the rest of the way until the winner was decided in the thrilling finish.

Cottle didn’t even appear in the top 10 until lap 13, and he wasn’t in the top five until lap 20 when he vaulted from seventh to fifth by passing Bacon and Cummins. Bacon got him back on lap 21, but on lap 22 Cottle moved into fourth by repassing Bacon and also getting by Windom. McDougal dropped from third to fifth on lap 23 but Cottle was still fourth at that point because Windom repassed him.

Cottle passed Windom again on lap 24 to take third right before the final yellow with 24 laps down, and he got second by passing Thomas on the restart with five laps to go to set up the dramatic last-lap victory on the immaculately prepared, multi-groove surface. A large and appreciative crowd turned out to watch it all despite hot weather.

Carson Short of Marion, Ill. was the fastest qualifier with a time of 12.046 seconds but then he flipped between Turns 3 and 4 with one lap down in the first heat after getting together with Josh Hodges. Joe Stornetta was also collected in that accident.

Corey Smith flipped on the frontstretch during qualifying, but like Short he got out of his car under his own power.

The winner of the 600cc non-wing micro-sprint feature, Devan Myers of Delphi, Ind., started way back in the field just like Cottle did. He came from 19th in a 21-car field to win that 20-lap feature in the Vance and Hines No. 75 with polesitter Justin Harper of Denver, Ind. right behind him at the checkered. Mike Landis of Logansport, Ind. finished third, Eastin Ashbrooke of Marion, Ind. was fourth and Abby Hohlbein rounded out the top five.

Landis started third but led the first 12 laps, surviving three restarts including one with 11 laps down after Dylan Woodling of Warsaw, Ind., flipped hard in Turn 2 while in second place trying to pass Landis. Luckily Woodling, who can usually be found competing in the UMP modified division at Gas City and even won the modified feature here on May 31, wasn’t hurt.

Myers was third on lap 12 but he got second by slipping under Ashbrooke in Turn 2 working lap 13, and he wrestled the lead from Landis with a similar move in the next turn. Harper passed Landis for second two laps later for the runner-up honors.

Gas City will be back in action on Friday nights with its “Wings and Fast Things” show on July 26. It will feature Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS) 360 winged sprints, UMP modifieds, outlaw winged 600cc mini-sprints, hornets and tough trucks. Dustin Daggett of Portland, Mich. hopes things will go differently for him in the GLSS race at Gas City on July 26 than they did last year during the first GLSS feature ever held at Gas City. Last June Daggett led every lap of that feature except for the lap that counted. Lapped traffic held him up in the fourth turn on the last lap, which allowed Max Stambaugh of Lima, Ohio, to slide ahead for the victory. The margin of victory for Stambaugh, who hounded Daggett the entire race, was a mere 0.108 of a second.

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

The results:

USAC Fatheadz Eyewear Qualifying Group 1: 1. Carson Short, 21, RCM-12.046; 2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.050; 3. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-12.058; 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 19, Hayward/Thomas-12.111; 5. Chris Windom, 5G, Goacher-12.113; 6. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-12.126; 7. Scotty Weir, 4p, Pedersen-12.133; 8. Dustin Ingle, 2DI, Ingle-12.191; 9. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-12.289; 10. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-12.313; 11. Chad Boespflug, 98e, EZR-12.345; 12. Brent Beauchamp, 34, Olson-12.416; 13. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-12.425; 14. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-12.426; 15. Clinton Boyles, 57, Hazen-12.430; 16. Max Adams, 5m, Adams-12.562; 17. Koby Barksdale, 22, Barksdale-12.573; 18. Zane Hendricks, 27, Goodnight-12.599; 19. Terry Richards, 18m, Richards-12.679; 20. Matt Moore, 9, Moore-12.731; 21. Joe Stornetta, 04, Burton-12.732; 22. Matt Westfall, 33m, Marshall-12.820.

USAC Fatheadz Eyewear Qualifying Group 2: 1. Jason McDougal, 71p, Daigh/Phillips-12.199; 2. Dakota Jackson, 17, On The Gass-12.269; 3. C.J. Leary, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-12.300; 4. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-12.310; 5. Thomas Meseraull, 47, Eades-12.338; 6. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall/Newman-12.367; 7. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR/Chapple-12.671; 8. Corey Smith, 66s, CS-12.673; 9. Cole Ketcham, 41, Ketcham-12.694; 10. A.J. Hopkins, 4J, 4J-12.715; 11. Anthony D’Alessio, 01, D’Alessio-12.797; 12. Brian VanMeveren, 24, VanMeveren-12.813; 13. Dave Darland, 42, Cheney-13.040; 14. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-13.050; 15. Dallas Hewitt, 18H, Keen-13.056; 16. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-13.061; 17. Dustin Christie, 75, Christie-13.167; 18. Dickie Gaines, 44, Soudrette-13.178; 19. Matt McCarthy, 28m, McCarthy-13.209; 20. Mitchell Davis, 56, Davis-13.275; 21. Eric Perrott, 45, Perrott-14.010.

Overall USAC Fatheadz Eyewear Fastest Qualifier: Carson Short, 12.046 seconds.

USAC Sprint Heat 1 (10 laps; 4 transferred): 1. Scotty Weir, 2. Chris Windom, 3. Justin Grant, 4. Josh Hodges, 5. Chad Boespflug, 6. Brody Roa, 7. Clinton Boyles, 8. Koby Barksdale, 9. Joe Stornetta, 10. Terry Richards, 11. Carson Short. No time.

USAC Sprint Heat 2 (10 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Chase Stockon, 4. Brent Beauchamp, 5. Shane Cottle, 6. Dustin Ingle, 7. Matt Westfall, 8. Jarett Andretti, 9. Max Adams, 10. Zane Hendricks, 11. Matt Moore. No time.

USAC Sprint Heat 3 (10 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Jason McDougal, 2. Thomas Meseraull, 3. Dave Darland, 4. C.J. Leary, 5. Dallas Hewitt, 6. Cole Ketcham, 7. Isaac Chapple, 8. Dustin Christie, 9. Matt McCarthy, 10. Anthony D’Alessio, 11. Eric Perrott. No time.

USAC Sprint Heat 4 (10 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Tyler Courtney, 2. Dakota Jackson, 3. Corey Smith, 4. Kyle Cummins, 5. A.J. Hopkins, 6. Dickie Gaines, 7. Brandon Mattox, 8. Matt Goodnight, 9. Mitchell Davis, 10. Brian VanMeveren (DNS). No time.

USAC Sprint C Main (10 laps; 4 transferred): 1. Max Adams, 2. Terry Richards, 3. Matt Goodnight; 4. Mitchell Davis, 5. Dustin Christie, 6. Koby Barksdale, 7. Dickie Gaines, 8. Zane Hendricks, 9. Matt Moore, 10. Matt McCarthy, 11. Eric Perrott. 2:18.56

USAC Sprint B Main (12 laps; 6 transferred): 1. Shane Cottle, 2. Carson Short, 3. Isaac Chapple, 4. A.J. Hopkins, 5. Cole Ketcham, 6. Max Adams, 7. Brody Roa, 8. Chad Boespflug; 9. Dallas Hewitt, 10. Dustin Ingle, 11. Jarett Andretti, 12. Clinton Boyles, 13. Mitchell Davis, 14. Brandon Mattox, 15. Matt Goodnight, 16. Terry Richards, 17. Brian VanMeveren, 18. Anthony D’Alessio. No time.

USAC Sprint Feature (30 laps): 1. Shane Cottle, 2. C.J. Leary, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Brady Bacon, 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 6. Jason McDougal, 7. Dakota Jackson, 8. Kyle Cummins, 9. Brent Beauchamp, 10. Justin Grant, 11. Cole Ketcham, 12. Chase Stockon, 13. Max Adams, 14. Josh Hodges, 15. Chad Boepflug, 16. Carson Short, 17. Isaac Chapple, 18. Brian VanMeveren, 19. Corey Smith, 20. Dave Darland, 21. A.J. Hopkins, 22. Thomas Meseraull, 23. Tyler Courtney, 24. Scotty Weir. No time.

Micro-Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Dylan Woodling, 2. Mike Landis, 3. Mychael Schimmel, 4. Abby Hohlbein, 5. Dale Phillips, 6. Bob Baker, 7. Devan Myers.

Micro-Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Eastin Ashbrooke, 2. Ty Nevins, 3. Jakeb Boxell, 4. Billy Briscoe, 5. Kevin Hapner, 6. Dawson Phillips, 7. Darin Naida (DNS).

Micro-Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Justin Harper, 2. Brad Sutton, 3. Ryan Ball, 4. Matt Martini, 5. Tyler Chalk, 6. Dave Cochran, 7. Austin Helm.

Micro-Sprint Feature (20 laps): 1. Devan Myers, 2. Justin Harper, 3. Mike Landis, 4. Eastin Ashbrooke, 5. Abby Hohlbein, 6. Austin Helm, 7. Kevin Hapner, 8. Brad Sutton, 9. Robert Phillips, 10. Ryan Ball, 11. Billy Briscoe, 12. Mychael Schimmel, 13. Jakeb Boxell, 14. Dylan Woodling, 15. Ty Nevins, 16. Dawson Phillips, 17. Matt Martini (DNS), 18. Tyler Chalk (DNS), 19. Bob Baker (DNS), 20. Dave Cochran (DNS), 21. Darin Naida (DNS).

 

 

Floyd Billington Dominates at Devils Bowl Speedway

The Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England rolled into the Devils Bowl Speedway for the third time this season on Browns Slate & Quarries night July 14th to find a nice racing surface with some grip.

In the Heat races the lead was not the place to be as in the first heat Chris Donnelly was leading by a healthy margin with 2 laps to go when he encountered motor issues and shut down, handing the lead to Jordan Fornwalt who took the FK Rod Ends heat win. The second heat race saw Clay Dow bolt to the lead and also shut down coming to the white flag, he was victim of a broken throttle linkage, this handed the O’Reilly Auto Parts heat win to Will Hull.

Come Feature time as the field rolled off both Jordan Fornwalt and Adam Pierson encountered mechanical issues and had to be pushed to the pits, not able to start the event. When the green flag did fly Floyd Billington immediately bolted to the lead and started to steadily pull away from the field with Mike Kondrat settling into a comfortable second and Rick Stone third. The battle was for fourth as Kurt Conklin and Will Hull swapped the spot a few times. As the event reached the halfway point Rick Stone started to fade and just a lap later he suffered a mechanical failure and flew off the top of turn 1, somersaulting through the trees and bushes and landed in the field adjacent to the track, he was uninjured in the spectacular looking incident. When racing resumed Billington, who had nearly a half lap lead when the Red flag appeared for Stone, once again jumped to a healthy lead as Mike Kondrat got high into turn one and both Conklin and Hull motored by with Clay Dow also moving past Kondrat a couple of laps later. That is how they would take the checkers with Floyd Billington taking an impressive win. Kurt Conklin had what was easily his best run of season finishing second with Will Hull third. Clay Dow and Mike Kondrat completed the top five.

In victory lane an elated Floyd Billington said that win helped to take the sting out of getting passed on the last lap for the win last that SCoNE was at Devils Bowl and he also thanked the track for a very raceable surface.

The next event on the Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England schedule will be Saturday, July 20th at the RumTown Speedway in Wentworth, NH.

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

Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England Unofficial Finish-Devils Bowl Speedway, July 20th, 2019 1. Floyd Billington 2. Kurt Conklin 3. Will Hull 4. Clay Dow 5. Mike Kondrat 6. Lacey Hanson 7. Sean Durand 8. Rick Stone 9. Adam Pierson-DNS 10. Jordan Fornwalt-DNS 11. Chris Donnelly-DNS 12. Jacob Williams-DNS

 

 

Steven Beckett Scores First Career Sprint Car Win In Action Sprint Tour’s Bob Deswiage Memorial at Humberstone

By Clayton Johns, with files from Steven Petty

PORT COLBORNE, Ont. (July 14, 2019) – Steven Beckket took full advantage of his pole starting position and led all 20 laps to score his first career win in a Sprint Car in the Action Sprint Tour’s Bob Deswiage Memorial at Humberstone Speedway on Sunday night. The win came in round five of the tour’s sophomore season for the Fonthill, Ont. based driver

“It is awesome to get our first win here,” stated an elated Beckett in victory lane. “We were so consistent and tonight it paid off”.

Beckett and rookie pilot Spencer Davis were on the front row for the main event with Beckett showing the way early. Josh Hansen took second away from Davis with Liam Martin, Blaine Barrow, and Paul Klager racing in the top-five early on. Beckett and Hansen pulled away from the field as the leaders hit lapped traffic on lap 10.

Tyler Ward, Al Gilletta and Noelle Teal spun in turn three to bring out the race’s second caution. Beckett pulled away from Hansen on the restart with Martin, Klager and Barrow racing in the top-five.

Then, with seven laps to go, Brady Chastney spun in turn four to bring out the caution. The restart saw Beckett continue to show the way and lead Hansen by two car lengths. A three-lap dash for the cash saw Beckett continue to lead as Klager looked and completed the pass to take third away from Martin. Ryan Hunsinger made his presence felt late in the event as he entered the top five. Martin was able to get around Klager to regain third but in the end, it was Beckett scoring his first career win.

“I was a little bit too tight tonight,” stated second place finisher Josh Hansen. “I can’t complain, we had a good points night on the tour.”

“We had a good car tonight. On those restarts Steven (Beckett) and Josh (Hansen) were just gone and I did all I could do to keep up,” said podium finisher Liam Martin. Rounding out the top-five were Paul Klager and Ryan Hunsinger.

Klager, Beckett and Martin claimed qualifying heat race wins for the 21 cars in attendance earlier in night. So far through four completed races in 2019, the Action Sprint Tour’s average car count is 22.5. In total, 34 drivers have attempted to qualify for an Action Sprint Tour event in 2019.

With his fourth straight top-five finish to start the schedule, Josh Hansen’s lead atop the tour’s championship standings is now 30 points over Liam Martin. Ryan Hunsinger moved into third with his third top-five result of the year and sits 12 points arrear of Martin’s No.29. Two points back of Martin is Jacob Dykstra and rounding out the top-five is Paul Klager.

The Action Sprint Tour’s 2019 season will resume action on Tuesday, July 23 at Ohsweken Speedway as part of the Northern Summer Nationals, featuring Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu. Advanced reserved tickets are available for both nights of the event at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca. For more information on the Action Sprint Tour, including a full break down of the Series’ 2019 point fund and race purses as well as series rules, visit www.ActionSprintTour.com.

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Action Sprint Tour Points Update (Top 10) 1. 88h-Josh Hansen, 332 Points; 2. 29-Liam Martin, 302; 3. R52-Ryan Hunsinger, 290; 4. 5d-Jacob Dykstra, 288; 5. 1eh-Paul Klager, 274; 6. 08-Steven Beckett, 271; 7. 3b-Blaine Barrow, 258; 8. 49h-Jerry Hill, 248; 9. 88-Jesse McDonald, 227; 10. 83-Spencer Davis, 216

Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Race Report July 14, 2019 Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada Total Entries – 21

Entry List No. Name – Hometown 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, Ont. 1eh Paul Klager – Beamsville, Ont. 2 Braeden Chastney – Beamsville, Ont. 3b Blaine Barrow – Welland, Ont. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ont. 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ont. 14T Noelle Teal – Hagersville, Ont. 19 Brandon Murrell – Gores Landing, Ont. 19d Allan Downey – Waterloo, Ont. 20 Johnny Miller – Six Nations, Ont. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. – St. Catharines, Ont. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ont. 29w Tyler Ward – Woodstock, Ont. 43 Darren Dryden – Freelton, Ont. 49h Jerry Hill – Hagersville, Ont. 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, Ont. 52r Ryan Hunsinger – Caledonia, Ont. 70mm Dave McKnight Jr. – Brampton, Ont. 83 Spencer Davis – Scotland, Ont. 88 Jesse McDonald – Caledonia, Ont. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ont.

A-Feature (20 laps) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 08-Steven Beckett, [1]; 2. 88H-Josh Hansen, [3]; 3. 29-Liam Martin, [5]; 4. 1EH-Paul Klager, [4]; 5. R52-Ryan Hunsinger, [11]; 6. 88-Jesse McDonald, [14]; 7. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [6]; 8. 19-Brandon Murrell, [13]; 9. 19D-Allan Downey, [17]; 10. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [16]; 11. 83-Spencer Davis, [2]; 12. 49H-Jerry Hill, [10]; 13. 51-Trevor Young, [9]; 14. 20-Johnny Miller, [8]; 15. 29W-Tyler Ward, [12]; 16. 43-Darren Dryden, [20]; 17. 14-Noelle Teal, [7]; 18. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [19]; 19. 22JR-Al Gilletta, [15]; 20. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr, [21]; 21. 2-Braeden Chastney, [18] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Steven Beckett 1-20 Hard Charger – Jesse McDonald +8 (14th to 6th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 1EH-Paul Klager, [1]; 2. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [2]; 3. 14-Noelle Teal, [6]; 4. 49H-Jerry Hill, [3]; 5. 19-Brandon Murrell, [7]; 6. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [5]; 7. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [4]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 08-Steven Beckett, [1]; 2. 88H-Josh Hansen, [2]; 3. 20-Johnny Miller, [3]; 4. R52-Ryan Hunsinger, [4]; 5. 88-Jesse McDonald, [5]; 6. 19D-Allan Downey, [7]; 7. 43-Darren Dryden, [6]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 29-Liam Martin, [5]; 2. 83-Spencer Davis, [1]; 3. 51-Trevor Young, [4]; 4. 29W-Tyler Ward, [2]; 5. 22JR-Al Gilletta, [6]; 6. 2-Braeden Chastney, [7]; 7. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr, [3]

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2019 Action Sprint Tour Schedule

Mon. May 20 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Josh Hansen Sun. June 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, On – Rained Out Sat. June 8 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway – Merlin, Ont. – Winner: Liam Martin Mon. July 1 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Josh Hansen Sun. July 14 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Steven Beckett Tue. July 23 – Ohsweken Speedway – Six Nations, Ont. Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. Sun. August 11 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. Sat. August 17 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont. Sat. September 14 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA Website: www.ActionSprintTour.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ActionSprintTour Twitter: @ActionSprints

 

 

KYLE CUMMINS HAS VICTORY NUMBER SIX

Haubstadt, IN - July 13, 2019. Tri-State Speedway presented the 2019 version of the Sprint Stampede Saturday night. The BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car feature was the first of three features held to conclude the evening. The IMCA Racesaver 305 Sprint Car Series and the Midwest Mini Sprint Association features followed.

The MSCS feature paid $2,500 to win. Twenty drivers started the 25 lap contest. It was a competitive race with three drivers battling for top honors. Kendall Ruble made a very strong run after starting on the pole. He shot into the lead as the green flag waved! The Vincennes, IN, driver led lap after lap in a fast three to five car procession. Kyle Cummins had passed Dakota Jackson and went to work to overtake Ruble. Stephen Schnapf moved up and was pressuring Cummins for second. The racing tightened and Cummins took the lead on lap 19. Ruble finished a strong second, Schnapf held third at the checkers. Chase Stockon and Dakota Jackson rounded out the top five.

Kyle Cummins increased his points lead in the BRANDEIS MSCS Standings. The Princeton, IN, driver also notched his 18th MSCS career feature victory. The win was the sixth in MSCS competition this season. It was his third in a row at Tri-State Speedway. Cummins pilots the Rock Steady Racing Marc 1 sprint owned by Hank Byram. The team effort is sponsored by Debra Corn Foster Care, Tim Mason RE/MAX, and Greenwell Auto Body.

The second five at the finish of the MSCS feature included Kent Schmidt, Brian Karraker, Chet Williams, Garrett Aitken, and Critter Malone. Kent Schmidt had set the fastest lap of the 25 who qualified with a lap of 13.996 seconds. Schmidt was the only driver of the 25 that qualified that got around the quarter mile oval in less than 14 seconds. Brian Karraker had his passing game working as he earned the Certified Rentals Hard Charger Award worth an additional $100. Donny Brackett was eleventh on the field and thus received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award.

Four drivers made their first appearance of the season with the series. Of those four, Braxton Cummins was quick enough to make the feature but had the misfortune to have to retire from the race. Flames energing from under his car had to be extinguished once it was taken to the work area.

The three ten lap heat races were victories earned in succession by Kendall Ruble, Dakota Jackson, and Kyle Cummins. Brady Short won the B Main. Ironically Short needed to run the B in order to transfer to the A after he flipped while leading the first heat. A last lap three wide battle overtook lapped traffic and the closure rate created a problem in turns three and four. James Lyerla and Chayse Hayhurst finished second and third in the B-Main. __________

The IMCA Racesaver 305 Sprints competed in a 25 lap feature. Chase Stockon of Fort Branch, IN, picked up the win. He competed in both the wing and non-wing sprints during the evening. Andy Bradley made a late race pass on Kendall Ruble to claim second place honors. Ruble, who also raced wing and non-wing cars, crossed the line in third. However he failed to stop at the tech area after the main and went to his pit. Thus he was disqualified and placed 20th in the finishing order. Oliver Wayne, Scott Bradley, and Alfred Galedrige rounded out the top five.

Two of the three IMCA Racesaver heat winners encountered problems completing the feature. They were Anton Hernandez and Rod Henning. First heat winner Jeffery Wimmenauer faired better in finishing 6th in the feature. The Racesaver Sprints will return to Tri-State Speedway to race on August 10th. __________

In Midwest Mini Sprint competition Brad Strunk won the 20 lap main event. Cody Trammel finished second. Rod Henning took third spot followed by Cindy Chambers and Brandon Coffey. Coffey had also won the B Main. Strunk, Trammel, and Henning won the 3 heat races. __________

The MSCS Sprint Car Series will be idle until August. The series will then compete in the 15th annual Hoosier Sprint Nationals at Tri-State Speedway followed by a second 2019 visit to the Terre Haute Action Track. These two races are on Saturday and Sunday August 10th & 11th.

Tri-State Speedway will host the finale of USAC Indiana Sprint Week next. That race will be held on Saturday July 27th. The UMP Modifieds will be in action also.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS and Tri-State Speedway. RACE SUMMARY SPRINT STAMPEDE Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN July 13, 2019

BRANDEIS MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES: (25 Entries)

Top Overall Qualifier - Kent Schmidt, 13.996 seconds

First Heat - 17 Kendall Ruble, 61m Stephen Schnapf, 36 Collin Ambrose, 10 Aric Gentry, ___71B Braxton Cummings, 2J Jeff Pritchett, 11p Brady Short, 90 Patrick Budde, ___20x Steve Thomas

Second Heat - 3 Dakota Jackson, 5s Chase Stockon, 7 Critter Malone, 23 Brian Karraker,, ___7R Ryan Bond, 11 James Lyerla, 45 Eric Perrott, 7x Sam Scott

Third Heat - 3R Kyle Cummins, 5K Kent Schmidt, 38 Chet Williams, 32 Garrett Aitken, ___4B Donny Brackett, 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 7H Kyle Hathaway, 79 Matt Humphrey

B Main - 11P Brady Short, 11 James Lyerla, 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 7H Kyle Hathaway, ___79 Matt Humphrey, 2J Jeff Pritchett, 45 Eric Perrott, 90 Patrick Budde, 20x Steve Thomas, ___7x Sam Scott

Feature (25 Laps) - 3R Cummins, 17 Ruble, 61m Schnapf, 5s Stockon, 3 Jackson, 5K Schmidt, ___23 Karraker, 38 Williams, 32 Aitken, 7 Malone, 4B Brackett, 11P Short, 36 Ambrose, ___20 Hayhurst, 10 Gentry, 7H Hathaway, 7R Bond, 79 Humphrey, 71B Cummings, 11 Lyerla

IMCA 305 RACESAVER SPRINTS (26 Entries)

First Heat - Jeffrey Wimmenauer, Andy Bradley, Chase Stockon, Alfred Galedrige, AJ Carlson, ___Coleman Chasteen, Justin Clark, Keith Webb, Oliver Wayne

Second Heat - Anton Hernandez, Kendall Ruble, Kerry Kinser, William Ney, Jackson Slone, ___Alexander Nalon, Patrick Kren, Terry Arthur, Colette Mann

Third Heat - Rod Henning, Scott Bradley, Bradley Sterrett, Ryan Tusing, Ethan Barrow, ___Jordan Welch, John Wolfarth, Christopher McWilliams

B-Main - Slone, Wayne, Clark, Kren, Welch, Chasteen, Wolfarth, Arthur, Mann, McWilliams, ___Webb

Feature (25 Laps) - Stockon, A Bradley, Wayne, S Bradley, Galedrige,, Wimmenauer, ___Clark, Sterrett, Barrow, Carlson, Nalon, Ney, Welch, Slone, Kinser, Hernandez, Henning, ___Tusing, Kren, Ruble

MMSA MINI SPRINTS (25 Entries)

First Heat - Brad Strunk, Jeff Schindler, Anthony Hass, Brandon Smith, Collin Miller, ___Dalton Hayhurst, Raymond Holden, Dean Parker, Kyle Helsley Second Heat - Cody Trammel, Cindy Chambers, Kinser Medler, Dylan Moan, Tim Light, ___Logan Anderson, Casey Meyer, Austin Hawkins, Gregory Dedrick

Third Heat - Rod Henning, John Baumeyer, Keith Langley, Austin Powell, Brandon Deputy, ___Brandon Coffey, Ethan Rutherford, Cody Beard

B-Main - Coffey, Parker, Rutherford, Anderson, Holden, Beard

FEATURE (20 Laps) - Strunk, Trammel, Henning, Chambers, Coffey, Smith, Schindler, ___Baumeyer, Powell, Moan, Miller, Medler, Deputy, Anderson, Parker, Langley, Rutherford, ___Holden, Meyer, Beard, Hayhurst, Light, Hass

 

 

COLWELL CASHES IN FOR FIRST MIDGET WIN AT HUMBOLDT

HUMBOLDT, KANS. (July 14, 2019) - Another first-time winner made the trip to victory lane on Sunday night at Humboldt Speedway with Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, Calif. topping the
POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League feature. Inheriting the lead after Zach Daum flipped on lap 25, Colwell controlled the final five laps and drove the Keith Kunz Motorsports, JBL Audio, Bullet/Toyota No. 71 to his first-career triumph.

Earning PAC Racing Springs High Point Man honors with a fifth-to-second heat race, Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill. paced the field aboard his Daum Motorsports, Bullet/Toyota No. 5D. Jonathan Beason of Broken Arrow, Okla. was slated to start on his outside, but trouble during the pace laps sent him to the work area and back to the tail, giving Blake Edwards of Claremore, Okla. the outside pole.

The initial green flag was short lived as a lap one caution involving Luke Howard, Devin Simmons, Cannon McIntosh and Holley Hollan, sent McIntosh and Hollan to the work area, with only Hollan returning to the track.

Driving away from the field, Daum immediately began to distance himself as a long-run was established. Building a 3-second lead by lap ten, Daum grew his advantage further as he galloped into lap traffic near the halfway mark. While Daum was checked out in front, both Hollan and Beason were crafting stellar charges into the top ten from the rear, and Jesse Colwell and Jake Neuman began tracking down Daison Pursley for the second spot.

Hitting the ten to go mark, Daum continued to stretch his lead while the battle for second heated up, as Colwell and Pursley went slider-for-slider with the runner-up position up for grabs. After swapping the spot back-and-forth for almost four laps, Colwell assumed the advantage and moved into second just before catastrophe struck.

Running away in lap traffic with five to go, tragedy struck for Zach Daum in a big way. Hauling down the front stretch, his Toyota Racing powerplant suddenly locked-up and shot the No. 5D dead right into the wall. What ensued was a violent series of end-over-end flips before he came to a rest at the entry to turn one. The scary moment concluded when a flame emerged and his machine caught on fire, but Daum was able to escape the wreckage and quickly climbed out of the car under his own power to the roar of the thankful crowd.

Inheriting the race lead following Daum's rough misfortune, Colwell led the field back to green and controlled the final restart with ease. The Red Bluff, Calif. native pulled away to lead the last five laps and earn his first-career POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League victory aboard the Keith Kunz Motorsports, JBL Audio, Bullet/Toyota No. 71.

Following Colwell to the line and earning his own career-best finish was 14-year old Daison Pursley of Locust Grove, Okla. with a second-place finish in the Keith Kunz Motorsports, Toyota Racing No. 9. Rounding out the podium with a strong 12th-to-third charge was Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Ill. in the Jim Neuman Racing, BRANDT, BOSS/SR-11 No. 3N.

Closing out the top five was Jonathan Beason with a magnificent recovery to finish fourth after going tail back, and Holley Hollan scoring fifth with her own impressive rebound after heading to the rear of the field. Behind them was Andrew Felker in sixth, Ace McCarthy in seventh, Trey Marcham in eighth, Chance Morton in ninth and Luke Howard in tenth.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will enjoy some downtime next weekend before coming back to life on Friday, July 26 at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill. and Saturday, July 27 at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill.

For more information on POWRi Racing, you can visit www.powri.comonline, follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter and Instagram, or like POWRi on Facebook.

Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 7-Jonathan Beason, Broken Arrow, OK (2); 2. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (4); 3. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (5); 4. 3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (1); 5. 20G-Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (3); 6. 32-Trey Marcham, Oklahoma City, OK (8); 7. 2H-Luke Howard, Overland Park, KS (7); 8. 56X-Mark Chisholm, Cheyenne, WY (6).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (1); 2. 17-Austin Brown, Millstadt, IL (2); 3. 44S-Andrew Felker, Carl Junction, MO (5); 4. 44-Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (8); 5. 7M-Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (4); 6. 42-Hank Davis, Sand Springs, OK (6); 7. 6-Merril Lamb, Iola, KS (7); 8. 10J-Matt Sherrell, Owasso, OK (3).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps):
1. 67-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (1); 2. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (5); 3. 7X-Blake Edwards, Claremore, OK (6); 4. 15H-Tony Hudlin, Iola, KS (4); 5. 28X-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (7); 6. F5-Devin Simmons, Knoxville, IA (2); 7. 15L-Merril Lamb, Colony, KS (3).

POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 71-Jesse Colwell (7); 2. 9-Daison Pursley (3); 3. 3N-Jake Neuman (12); 4. 7-Jonathan Beason (2); 5. 67-Holley Hollan (6); 6. 44S-Andrew Felker (8); 7. 28X-Ace McCarthy (20); 8. 32-Trey Marcham (11); 9. 7M-Chance Morton (13); 10. 2H-Luke Howard. (17); 11. 5D-Zach Daum (1); 12. 20G-Noah Gass (14); 13. 7X-Blake Edwards (4); 14. 56X-Mark Chisholm (19); 15. 42-Hank Davis (15); 16. 17-Austin Brown (9); 17. 44-Wesley Smith (22); 18. 6-Merril Lamb (18); 19. F5-Devin Simmons (16); 20. 08-Cannon McIntosh (5); 21. 15H-Tony Hudlin (10); 22. 15L-Rick Horn (DNS); 23. 10J-Matt Sherrell (DNS).
Lap Leader(s); Daum 1-25; Colwell 26-30.
Hard Charger(s): McCarthy +13.

 

 

Wisconsin wingLESS

28 AutoMeter Wisconsin wingLESS teams pulled into the pit area at Wilmot Raceway to compete as part of the World of Outlaws Badger 40 event. As the support class for the high profile event, the series utilized a different then normal format, locking the top 10 drivers in points into the feature. Drivers outside the top 10 would race in 1 of 2 qualifiers taking 5 cars each into the A. The final 4 spots would be determined by a b main.

The first qualifying race saw Randy Stanford take the early lead, piloting his black and white numbered 29 machine. He would lead until past the halfway point when Natalie Klemko was able to work her way past Stanford and into the lead. Natalie however was unable to pick up the win, as Dennis Spitz used a last lap pass on Klemko to take the win. Klemko would cross the line in second followed by Randy Stanford and Vince Bartolotta. Paul Shaffer would also punch his ticket to the feature, finishing in fifth.

The second qualifying race saw possibly the most exciting move of the race happen when on lap 1 Tommy Colburn got crossed up, and hit the inside berm in turn 3, this sent him sideways and into a series of rolls, but amazingly Colburn landed right side up and with the car still under power. The red flag had already waved though and Colburn took his machine pit side to look it over. Jordan Paulsen would take the lead once the race went back green, Paulsen would battle with Charles Spoonmore for the top spot, but as the checkered flag waved it was Paulsen victorious and Spoonmore in second. James Walldan brought his bright orange 77 home in third followed by Nick Petska and Shawn Swim.

B main action was next up, with the final four A main spots up for grabs, George Gaertner Jr would claim the B main victory over eigth starting Tommy Colburn, rebounding from his heat race incident. Tom Eller would finish in third and Jim Wehrman behind the wheel of the 94 machine would grab the final starting spot in the A main.

The A main had the packed crowd at Wilmot on their feet. Allen Hafford took the early race lead, but all eyes were on the white number 23z car piloted by Zach Raidart. Raidart already having claimed two victories on the season at Wilmot had established himself a contender and he quickly moved from his fourth starting spot to second and was on Hafford’s rear bumper. Raidart appeared to have the faster car but Allen Hafford would not make it easy on the young Gurnee, Illinois driver. The pair battled for much of the race, each time Raidart seemed to have built up the momentum needed to finally get by the Hopf Farms 38 car, a caution would fly. Finally with only about a quarter of the race left, Raidart was able to work past Hafford and cruise to victory. As Zach Raidart emerged from the top of his car, the crowd at Wilmot gave him a standing ovation for the show he had just treated them to. Derek Crane would finish in the second position over Hafford. Tim Cox would bring his Meyer Flyer home in the fourth spot, and Chris Dodd in the Bumper to Bumper of Paddock Lake supported entry finished in fifth.

A Feature 1 20 laps | 00:25:24.028
1. 23Z-Zach Raidart, 25:24.028[4]; 2. 19K-Derek Crane, 25:26.596[3]; 3. 38-Allen Hafford, 25:27.529[2]; 4. 40-Tim Cox, 25:27.619[10]; 5. 01-Chris Dodd, 25:27.758[7]; 6. 91-Jimmy Sivia, 25:28.216[1]; 7. 41-Dennis Spitz, 25:29.198[11]; 8. 21Z-Ryan Zielski, 25:29.792[6]; 9. 70-Chris Klemko, 25:30.104[5]; 10. 4-Jordan Paulsen, 25:30.202[12]; 11. 50-Rusty Egan, 25:31.111[9]; 12. 9-Greg Olsen, 25:33.099[8]; 13. 6B-Vince Bartolotta, 25:33.741[17]; 14. 89-George Gaertner Jr, 25:34.651[21]; 15. 51-Charles Spoonmore, 25:35.233[14]; 16. 18-Nick Petska, 25:35.461[18]; 17. 20-Natalie Klemko, 25:36.888[13]; 18. 12-Shawn Swim, 25:37.531[20]; 19. 2-Tommy Colburn, 25:43.265[22]; 20. 00-Paul Shaffer, 25:20.642[19]; 21. 29-Randy Stanford, 25:25.394[15]; 22. 94-Jim Wehrman, 25:27.370[24]; 23. 29OG-Tom Eller, 25:32.657[23]; 24. (DNF) 77-James Walldan, 04:36.681[16]
B Feature 1 8 laps | 00:10:46.186
1. 89-George Gaertner Jr, 10:46.186[3]; 2. 2-Tommy Colburn, 10:48.773[8]; 3. 29OG-Tom Eller, 10:50.148[2]; 4. 94-Jim Wehrman, 10:51.562[6]; 5. 39-William Huck, 10:52.051[7]; 6. (DNF) 22-Greg Alt, 02:46.285[1]; 7. (DNF) 1-Scott Uttech, 02:47.179[4]; 8. (DNF) 61-Zach Hansen, 02:47.475[5]
Qualifying 1 10 laps | 00:05:46
1. 41-Dennis Spitz, 00:15.688[2]; 2. 20-Natalie Klemko, 00:15.930[3]; 3. 29-Randy Stanford, 00:15.930[1]; 4. 6B-Vince Bartolotta, 00:15.930[4]; 5. 00-Paul Shaffer, 00:15.930[7]; 6. 89-George Gaertner Jr, 00:15.930[8]; 7. 22-Greg Alt, 00:15.930[5]; 8. 94-Jim Wehrman, 00:15.930[9]; 9. 39-William Huck, 00:15.930[6]
Qualifying 2 10 laps | 00:08:22
1. 4-Jordan Paulsen, [1]; 2. 51-Charles Spoonmore, [2]; 3. 77-James Walldan, [3]; 4. 18-Nick Petska, [6]; 5. 12-Shawn Swim, [4]; 6. 1-Scott Uttech, [9]; 7. 29OG-Tom Eller, [5]; 8. 61-Zach Hansen, [7]; 9. 2-Tommy Colburn, [8]

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series
Race #12 Saturday July 13th 2019
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series
Natural Bridge Speedway, Virginia
Daren Bolac Blazes at The Bridge
Daren Bolac changed almost everything after the heat and it really paid off as he took his first win of the year. Heat races were first with Mike Leraas and Nick Tucker taking wins. Bill Rice and Daren Bolac rolled the field to green for the feature with Bolac out first and Rice staying low in second with Mike Lerass and Nick Tucker fighting for third. Lerass was using Bolac’s line to get a run on Rice and quickly he was in second. Jerald Harris and Scott Lutz were making their way to the front and soon were on Rice with both getting by in few laps and went after Tucker as Leraas and Bolac were now in a battle for the lead. Lap after lap as the field were chasing the front duo they had a high line low line battle for the lead that went on for twenty laps neither making mistakes giving an advantage to the other. With ten to go Harris and Lutz got Tucker and tried to chase down the front duo. Bolac had the highline working coming out of the corners and Leraas has the low line working better getting in to the corners. Leraas was trying everything and with two laps to go threw everything at it and would get close every turn but Bolac would stay smooth and power off the top to stay out front and went under the waving checkered flag for the first time this year. At the line it was Daren Bolac, Mike Leraas, Jerald Harris, Scott Lutz, Nick Tucker, Bill Rice, Tom Humphries, Jake McLain, Chris Ware, Matt Mullins and Charlie Ware. Next Week it’s back to Shenandoah Speedway on Saturday July 20th
Thanks for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

Walter fends off Arenz to capture Remembering Randy Tracy PDTR Sprint Car A main

Scheffler, Pagel, Steenbergen earn
Mid-Season Championship A-main triumphs

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 13, 2019 – The record book will show that Josh Walter of Plymouth led all 30 laps of the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Remembering Randy Tracy Mid-Season Championship 360 Sprint Car A main at the Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, July 13.

However, a closer examination will find that Walter used all of the skill he has accumulated in his 14 seasons of Sprint Car racing to negotiate heavy lapped traffic and turn back a heated challenge from Travis Arenz of Sheboygan on the final lap to earn his second A-main victory of the 2019 season in the Richard’s of Dunbar PDTR 360 Sprint Car division in the first Remembering Randy Tracy Night celebrating of the life and racing career popular late driver affectionately dubbed “The Meat” during his 24-year racing career at Plymouth.

In other A-main action, Tayler Scheffler of Waukesha rode the high groove to his second Gasroots Project Late Model A-main win of the 2019 season. Campbellsport’s J.J. Pagel earned his first career Klips & Tips Grand National A-main win. Jeff Steenbergen of Watertown raced to victory in the Cellcom B mod A main.

In the 30-lap Remembering Randy Tracy Sprint Car A-main, Walter got the jump on the drop of the green flag from the pole position with third starter Will Gerrits taking second on the opening circuit. Riding the high line around the multi-groove racing surface, Walter had built up a full straightaway cushion over Gerrits when he encountered slower traffic beginning on lap 8.

On lap 9, fifth starter Jim Melis of Glenbeulah dove underneath Gerrits to wrestle away the second spot in the running order. However, Gerrits battled back to regain the position before the lone caution flag of the race appeared on lap 10 for a three-car incident in turn two involving Paul Pokorski of West Bend, Anthony Knierim of Franksville and Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum. Pokorski and Wenninger were forced to drop out of the race, while Knierim was able to return.

Following the restart, Jim Melis pulled off a slide job to move past Gerrits into second in turn four on lap 12, while Travis Arenz of Sheboygan, who started eighth, used the low line to advance to fifth on lap 13.

By lap 14, Walter had again bolted out to a full-straightaway advantage over Melis. However, lapped traffic began to become a factor starting on lap 16 when Walter had to deal with the cars of Anthony Knierim and Bill Taylor dueling side by side for multiple laps.

As Walter struggled to find away through the lapped traffic, Melis closed significantly along the high groove before Walter was finally able to split Knierim and Taylor on lap 24. As Melis faded with a power steering issue in the closing laps, Arenz was on a charge as he worked is way past 2011 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Ben Schmidt of Howards Grove, who started seventh, on lap 26 to secure second.

Arenz pulled even with Walter with a low move in turn two on lap 29, but he was unable to make the move stick as Walter held strong along the cushion. On the final circuit with Arenz still hot on his heels, Walter made a bold low move underneath the slower car of Tyler Brabant in turn three to clinch his sixth career PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory and second A-main triumph of the 2019 season.

Arenz, who came into the event as the winner of the last two Midwest Sprint Car Association A mains, had to settle for second, Schmidt, who was sporting the No. 42 made famous by Randy Tracy for the evening, placed third, Gerrits wound up fourth and 2010 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion and current point leader Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee moved up for the ninth starting spot to place fifth.

Polesitter Kevin Baldy of Omro seized the top spot in turn one of the opening lap of the action-packed 30-lap Late Model A main. On lap 2, second starter Justin Ritchie of New London worked the high groove to challenge Baldy for the top spot. The two drivers dueled side by side for the next five laps before Baldry pulled away.

On lap 9, four-time PDTR Late Model track champion Brad Mueller of Random Lake, who started seventh, worked the cushion to pass Ritchie for second in turn two. One lap later, Mueller shot past Baldry existing turn four to assume the lead.

Meanwhile, 10th starter Taylor Scheffler was also finding speed along the high line as he darted around Baldry into second on lap 13. Scheffler hounded Mueller over the next eight laps as the leaders found themselves in heavy lapped traffic.

On lap 21, Scheffler played the lapped cars perfectly to power past Mueller into the top spot in turn four. Mueller was able to stay in contact with Scheffler in the closing laps and cut the gap on lap 28. However, he was not able to mount a serious challenge as Scheffler secured his third career PDTR Late Model A-main victory and his second main event win of the 2019 season at Plymouth.

Mueller was second, defending PDTR Late Model champion Justin Schmidt of Cleveland placed third, after starting ninth, Ritchie placed fourth and Baldry completed the top five in the caution-free race.

In the 30-lap Grand National A main, J.J. Pagel of Mount Calvary grabbed the lead on the drop of the green flag from the pole with second starter Jeff Muehlbauer of Elkhart Lake and third starter Dick Hed of Plymouth in hot pursuit.

Muehlbauer worked the high line over the next seventh laps as Pagel and Muehlbauer mounted a spirited side-by-side duel for six straight circuits. On lap 13, Luke Scholten of Oostburg pulled in to join Pagel, Muehlbauer and Hed in a four-way battle for the lead.

On lap 15, the first of two caution flags appeared when an infield tire was pushed onto the track in turn three. On the restart, sixth starter and current point leader Tyler Kulow of Plymouth moved in to challenge for second as Muelbauer, Hed and Kulow went three-wide in turn four on lap 16.

Kulow emerged in second while Scholten worked past Hed to claim third on lap 17 as positions were swapped at a lightning pace. Once again, Muehlbauer ventured up to the high groove to pressure Pagel for the top spot as the laps wound down and the two drivers again waged a side-by-side battle for the victory.

With one lap remaining, the second caution appeared when Kevin Juech of Plymouth spun in turn four to set up a green-white-checkered flag finish. Pagel got a big jump on the restart to pull away as Hed made a daring move in turn three on lap 29 to move from fifth to third.

Pagel held on to earn his first career PDTR Grand National A-main victory. Muehlbauer took second, Hed was third, Scholten placed fourth and Kulow completed the top five.

Jesse Cullen of Chilton led the opening circuit of the 30-lap B Mod A main from the pole. Cullen maintained a solid lead over second-starter Mark Hoeppner of Rubicon before sixth starter Tim Warner of Fond du Lac passed Hoeppner for second on lap 9. The first of sixth caution flags appeared on lap 10 for debris.

On the restart, Cullen continued to lead with Warner in tow, while Jeff Steenbergen, who started ninth, worked his way into third on lap 12. After another caution flag for a spin on lap 14, Steenbergen moved into second with a low move on Warner on lap 16. Three laps later, Cullen spun in turn four to bring out the third caution flag. With Cullen relegated to the rear of the field for bringing out the caution, Steenbergen assumed the top spot on the restart.

Following the fourth caution period for a spin, seventh starter Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls darted past Warner into second as Steenbergen built up a big advantage. After a caution on lap 27 for infield tires on the track in turn four, Warner and rookie Brian Wieland of Elkhart Lake, who started third, waged a duel for second with Wieland getting the best of Warner on lap 28.

After the sixth and final caution flag on lap 28, Steenbergen again flexed his muscle on the restart to earn his third career PDTR B Mod A-main victory. Wieland finished a career-best second, Glander placed third, 11th starter Brandon Knepprath of Kewaskum finished fourth and Randy Theys, who started 18th, completed the top five.

Danny Schlafer of Sussex won the first PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main and Doug Wondra of Lomira captured the second PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main. Justin Bauer of Sheboygan Falls was victorious in the B Mod B main.

The Remembering Randy Tracy Mid-Season Championship program, which was sponsored by Cupcake Wonders of Sheboygan Falls, drew a total of 90 cars, including 36 Sprint Cars, 25 B Mods, 15 Late Models and 14 Grand Nationals.

PDTR Saturday night racing will resume on Saturday, July 20 with autograph night presented by Hopf Farms highlighting the evening with checkered flags distributed at the gate to all children. Hot laps will begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing to start at 6 p.m.

RICHARD’S OF DUNBAR 360 SPRINT CAR
Date of Race: July 13, 2019
HEAT 1
1, Nich Melis 2, Paul Pokorski 3, Brandon McMullen 4, Kevin Karnitz 5, Mike Yurmanovich 6, Josh Teunissen 7, Tyler Brabant 8, Chris Clayton, 9, Chris Larson.
HEAT 2
1, Adam Miller 2, Jim Melis 3, Ben Schmidt 4, Danny Schlafer 5, Anthony Knierim 6, Scott Conger 7, Tyler Nelson 8, Blake Wondra 9, Preston Ruh.
HEAT 3
1, Will Gerrits 2, Travis Arenz 3, Kurt Davis 4, Shane Wenninger 5, Bill Taylor 6, Brandon Berth 7, Tim Haddy 8, Bryce Schmitt 9, Tyler Tischendorf.
HEAT 4
1, Tony Wondra 2, Josh Walter 3, Justin Miller 4, Justin Erickson 5, Tyler Davis 6, Lance Fassbender 7, Doug Wondra 8, Al Schlafer 9, Jack Vanderboom.
B MAIN 1
1, Danny Schafer 2, Lance Fassbender 3, Justin Erickson 4, Chris Clayton 5, Brandon Berth 6, Mike Yurmanovich 7, Blake Wondra 8, Tim Haddy 9, Bryce Schmitt 10, Tyler Nelson.
B MAIN 2
1, Doug Wondra 2, Tyler Davis 3, Tyler Brabant 4, Al Schlafer 5, Preston Ruh 6, Jack Vanderboom 7, Josh Teunissen 8, Chris Larson 9, Scott Conger 10, Tyler Tischendorf.
A MAIN
1, Josh Walter 2, Travis Arenz 3, Ben Schmidt 4, Will Gerrits 5, Kurt Davis 6, Adam Miller 7, Danny Schlafer 8, Brandon McMullen 9, Justin Miller 10, Jim Melis 11, Nich Melis 12, Kevin Karnitz 13, Doug Wondra 14, Tony Wondra 15, Lance Fassbender 16, Justin Erickson 17, Tyler Brabant 18, Bill Taylor 19, Anthony Knierim 20, Tyler Davis 21, Paul Pokorski 22, Shane Wenninger.

 

 

Cottle claims big payday at ‘Putnamville Clash’ - Walters, Boller and Pollock earn feature victories

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE — The 32nd edition of the “Putnamville Clash” for sprint cars might have been delayed for a couple of months after rain claimed the original May 4 date. However, Shane Cottle topped the field in dominant fashion Saturday night to pick up a $3,200 payday. James Walters was able to make a late race pass of Tim Prince to pick up his first UMP Modified feature win of the season at Lincoln Park Speedway. Andrew Pollock was all smiles in victory lane after he pulled away to win his first career bomber feature. However, Josh Boller picked up his 10th UMP Super Stock win of the season. When the sprint car field lined up for the 30-lap main event, Cottle started on the inside of row two behind Joe Stornetta Jr. and Matt Moore as Friday’s Paragon Speedway winner, Jordan Kinser, started on the outside of row two. From the opening green flag, Cottle proved he was going to be a force as he rocketed into the lead and quickly opened up a gap ahead of Moore and Stornetta through the first five circuits. Cottle, aptly nicknamed “The Throttle”, lived up to that moniker by blasting to a straightaway advantage by lap 10. Behind him, the battle was for second-place as Kinser assumed the second spot with Moore attempting to hold off the advances of Brent Beauchamp, Moore and Koby Barksdale. By lap 13, Cottle was masterfully maneuvering through lapped traffic with surgical precision. Thomas Meseraull had joined the fray after starting 12th. Kinser held down the second spot ahead of Moore, Beauchamp, Barksdale and Meseraull running sixth. With 25 laps down, Cottle had lapped his way deep into the field and Meseraull was wheel-to-wheel with Kinser for the second spot ahead of Beauchamp. Cottle continued on his way to claim the feature win in an event that went green to checkered flag without a caution. Kinser held down the second spot with Meseraull, Beauchamp and Barksdale rounding out the top-five. The UMP Modified feature turned into a three-way battle throughout most of the 20-lap A-main as Walters took the early lead and built a small lead over Prince, who rocketed forward after starting ninth as Derek Groomer and Michael Fish fought for third ahead of Scott Crouch and Sydney Landes. By lap nine, the lead pack was getting into lapped traffic and Walters got caught behind a slower car as Prince made a pass for the top spot on lap 13. However, a caution flag re-set the field back to the prior lap as Walters briefly re-assumed the lead. On the re-start however, Prince once again got to the point as Groomer and Walters raced door-to-door for several laps before a mechanical failure caused Groomer to pull to the infield. When the field took the green flag, Walters got an opening as Prince slowed momentarily with two laps to go. Walters made the most of the opportunity and took back the top spot and the checkered flag ahead of Prince, Ian Keller, Landes and Jay Humphrey Jr. Boller had his work cut out for him in the UMP Super Stock feature after starting back in the sixth spot as pole sitter Bryce Shidler lead the first half of the race. Shidler was still out front with seven laps remaining before Boller made the winning pass as a caution flew with six laps left in the 20-lap feature. Travis Heramb ran third ahead of Larry Raines and Paul Wright. When the field took the green once again, Boller powered away to claim the win as Shidler held down the second spot ahead of Raines, Heramb and Chris Bennett. In the bomber class, Pollock has long been looking for his first feature victory and Saturday night he took advantage of a front row starting spot to stay out front and get the win. Justin and Josh Litton battled for the second spot for much of the feature before Jordan Almanza got past Matthew Cooley to chase down the leaders. Pollock had opened up a solid lead with five laps remaining as Josh Litton jumped the cushion and lost several positions. Almanza pulled past Justin Litton for the second spot as Jeff Allen would eventually take down the fourth spot ahead of Josh Litton.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature “Putnamville Clash” 1. 2E-Shane Cottle, [3]; 2. 70-Jordan Kinser, [4]; 3. 00-Thomas Meseraull, [12]; 4. 34-Brent Beauchamp, [10]; 5. 22-Koby Barksdale, [5]; 6. 24P-Shane Cockrum, [8]; 7. 21K-Matt Moore, [2]; 8. 4J-AJ Hopkins, [17]; 9. 17C-Dave Darland, [14]; 10. 6-Mario Clouser, [20]; 11. 14-Jadon Rogers, [19]; 12. 77S-Travis Berryhill, [6]; 13. 34C-Sterling Cling, [9]; 14. 56-Mitchell Davis, [16]; 15. 24-Nate McMillin, [18]; 16. 24V-Brian VanMeveren, [7]; 17. 5-Jesse Vermillion, [11]; 18. 99-Alec Sipes, [13]; 19. 44-David Hair, [15]; 20. 04-Joe Stornetta Jr, [1]

 

 

Sean Becker, Ryan McDaniel, Dan Jinkerson and Shawn Jones pick up Tribute to Al Hinds victories Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – July 13, 2019…An exciting night of grass roots dirt track racing at the Tribute to Al Hinds on Saturday culminated with Roseville’s Sean Becker scoring his 25th career Winged 360 Sprint Car victory at the Placerville Speedway. His entertaining triumph aboard the Dan Monhoff owned M&M Structures No. 88N machine moved the decorated driver into a tie for fourth all-time in Winged 360 wins at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds facility.

Solid racing was seen throughout the night in all four divisions, as we honored the late promoter who helped mold the quarter-mile into one of the premier venues in Northern California. Also claiming wins during the 16th annual Tribute to Al Hinds were Ryan McDaniel with the Ltd. Late Models, Dan Jinkerson with the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and Shawn Jones with the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. A total of 70 cars filled the pit area during point race number 10 on Saturday.

The 25-lap Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 feature got off to a rocky start as the red flag came out for Cole Macedo and Blake Carrick, who got upside down in between turns three and four. Point leader Andy Forsberg was also involved in the melee and went to the work area, before restarting from the rear. Forsberg’s nearest rival in the standings Kalib Henry started from the pole in the main event and looked to get the jump when the green came back out, but third starting Tony Gualda had other ideas.

Gualda, who had spent the week competing at Northwest Speedweek, sliced to the inside of Henry and snagged the early lead of the race. The action was fast and furious after a bit of track prep prior the feature, which gave drivers multiple lines to use. Race fans were ultimately treated to several non-stop laps of exciting competition on the red clay bullring. Sean Becker had found the high side to his liking and rocketed into second, before hounding the rear bumper of Gualda’s machine. With lapped traffic in play drivers raced high and low navigating through the slower cars.

On lap 11 the hard charging Becker blasted into the lead, before the caution waved on lap 17 to let everyone catch their breath. When going back green it became the Becker and Shane Golobic show, as the duo raced close together and kept fans on the edge of their seats. While Becker remained upstairs beating down the cushion, Golobic ran the patient low line in his bid to take over the point. With just a couple laps left Golobic finally got the run he needed and inched of Becker to grab the top spot. Just after that however the yellow waved for a stalled car in turn two.

The caution flag saved Becker’s lead and he would go on to lead the final two circuits for his second Placerville Speedway victory of the season. By earning his 25th career Winged 360 triumph at the track it tied him with CJ Humphreys and Roger Crockett for fourth on the all-time win list. Golobic’s valiant run ended in the second spot, with Gualda, 15th starting Andy Gregg and Henry rounding out the top-five. Gregg should be commended for an exciting run in the feature, as he earned the Hard Charger Award in just his third start of the season.

Filling out the remainder of the top-10 were Bobby McMahan, Jimmy Trulli, Shane Hopkins, Andy Forsberg and Bubba Decaires. Four heat races were held during the night and were picked off by Cole Macedo, Kalib Henry, Andy Forsberg and Blake Carrick. Tony Gualda began the night by setting his fifth ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time of the season. His lap of 10.913 topped the solid 26 car field that signed into the pit area.

Ryan McDaniel returned to action with the Ltd. Late Models on Saturday and proceeded to dominate the 20-lap feature for his second win of the 2019 season. Tyler Lightfoot and Wayne Trimble shared the front row in the eighth main event of the season for the Late Models. McDaniel started outside row two and wasted no time taking over the top spot. Despite McDaniel having his way out front the racing behind him remained entertaining for much of the contest with cars running high and low on both ends of the speedway.

Later on the groove began to move lower on the track and McDaniel raced off to take the checkered flag, earning his all-time leading 34th career Ltd. Late Model win at Placerville Speedway. Wayne Trimble brought home a season best finish in second, followed by Dan Brown Jr., Matt Davis and Paul Gugliamoni in the top-five. Matt Davis claimed the lone heat race during the night.

The Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks once again put on an exciting display of racing in their main event. Dan Jinkerson has been the dominant force in the division and he showed that once again by racing to his fifth victory of the season after starting from row four. The crowd certainly got their monies worth in the 20-lapper as side-by-side racing was prevalent throughout the entire race. Nick Baldwin and Scott Grunert shared the front row and had several entertaining battles during the feature.

At one point in the race the top-five cars on the speedway were pack racing like it was Talladega, just on a smaller scale. Dan Jinkerson raced hard with his brother Kevin for several laps as well, before he was able to slice through the traffic to take over the lead. Baldwin gave it one last run to try and track down the leader, but Dan Jinkerson crossed under the Ron Stahl checkered flag to claim his 26th career Placerville Speedway victory, tying him for fourth all-time with Kent Kilroy.

Baldwin, Kevin Jinkerson, Jason Palmer and Grunert rounded out the top-five in the A-main. The two heat races contested were captured by Jason Palmer and John Ewing. Saturday’s Tribute to Al Hinds marked the 10th point race of the season for the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks.

The Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association feature continued the trend for the night with an exhilarating 20-lapper, which ended in a final lap battle between brother in laws’ Shawn Jones and Ryan Winter. The main event started out with brothers Josh Wiesz and Ben Wiesz leading the field down to green. Early on perennial favorite Ryan Winter came to a stop to bring out a caution, forcing him to the rear. Despite several stoppages, including a red flag at one point, the racing remained thrilling in-between.

Winter charged through the field with authority and was already back to the top-five in no time at all. Eleventh starting Shawn Jones had found a nice groove upstairs and as the race wound down looked to battle it out with Winter, who had taken over the lead just past the halfway point. With Winter running down low Jones navigated the famed Placerville cushion and when the white flag waved the pair pulled even.

Going into the final set of corners Jones got the run he needed and shot past Winter to claim his all-time leading 19th career Placerville Speedway Dwarf Car win. Winter, Ben Wiesz, Tim Fitzpatrick and Mike Grenert completed the top-five. Rounding out the top-10 were Colby Wiesz, Mike Reeder, Ryan Plexico, Kevin Bender and Sam Wren. Three heat races were held on Saturday and went to Winter, Jones and Shawn Whitney. As always, the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association brought a stout field to the speedway with 24 cars strong on hand.

Racing action returns to Placerville Speedway next Saturday July 20th with the 11th championship point race of the season. Divisions competing will include the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, BCRA Midget Lites and Vintage Hard Tops.

 

 

Davie Franek Keeps It Rolling, Scores Win No. Four In 2019 At Woodhull

(Woodhull, NY) Davie Franek has certainly been the guy to beat in the northeast and he proved it once again at Woodhull Raceway this past Saturday night, but it was not easy having to hold off a very fast Jared Zimbardi.

“The fastest car definitely didn’t win tonight; we really weren’t that good” Franek commented in victory lane. “Starting position was key tonight, I was fortunate enough to find a little bit of moisture there on the bottom and I heard Jared (Zimbardi) there on the top so I tried to make the car as wide as I could to hold him off, we are happy to be standing here again.”

Franek lost the lead to Kyle Drum in his heat race but was still able to make it into the redraw and pull the No. 2 t-shirt. He would start alongside PST veteran, Steve Glover.

The field would charge into the first set of corners with third starter Jared Zimbardi wasting no time getting into the runner up position. It took several laps for Zimbardi to find a comfortable racing line before he was able to start tracking down Franek.

By lap 16 or so, Franek began to pull away from Zimbardi and had no issue getting by lap traffic. Then on lap 19, Eric Kurtz would spin in the middle of turn two bringing out the yellow flag.

On the restart, Franek went low and Zimbardi went high picking up a ton of momentum as they raced down the long back stretch. Zimbardi’s final opportunity came on lap 23 when he was sailing the top side, but when he drove into one and two, he lost a little control of the car which allowed Franek to pull away from him again. Franek would hold on to take the win with Zimbardi finishing second and Jordan Thomas continues to improve at Woodhull finishing third.

For Franek, this was his fourth win with the Patriots in 2019 and his ninth career under the PST sanction. Franek will visit another two new tracks next weekend when the tour heads to Brockville and Cornwall for their lone appearances in 2019.

“There is no right or wrong in this racing deal” Franek continued to talk about in victory lane. “Whatever the car is doing, you just try to fix it and do the best you can. Sometimes you guess right, sometimes you guess wrong”

For Zimbardi, although not coming away with the win, he was very happy to take home a runner up spot at a track he has typically struggled at.

“There is really good berm here in the corners” he admitted. “It takes a lot of discipline and endurance to bang the cushion for 20 laps in a row and not screw up. Davie is a smart racer; he knew he had to make his car as wide as he can, and you would have to pound the cushion to get by him.”

Unlike Franek, Zimbardi has a lot of success at Brockville, Cornwall, and Ohsweken which makes him very excited to return to these racetracks come next weekend.

“Tonight, is going to give us some momentum for the next three tracks I really like, I have a lot of experience at and hopefully we can get some wins.”

Also finishing on the podium was Jordan Thomas who had a contested battle with Kyle Drum and Joe Trenca throughout the entire race.

“It feels really good coming out of here with a podium” Thomas said. “We kind of just came into tonight and get what we could and move onto next weekend.”

Patriot Sprint Tour Competitors will be racing for a lot of money next weekend as they will spend four consecutive nights in Canada beginning at the Brockville Ontario Speedway on Saturday, July 20 and the Cornwall Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 21. Both those shows will pay $3,500 (USD) to win. Then on Monday July 22, and Tuesday July 23, the tour will venture to Southern Ontario to the Ohsweken Speedway for the Canadian Summer Nationals, both of those shows will pay $5,000 to win and $400 to start.

For complete information on next weekend the rest of the 2019 season, please be sure to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com, you Patriot Sprint Tour on Facebook, and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.

A-Verdi Storage Containers Quick Results

A-Main: 1) 28f-Davie Franek (4) 2) 35-Jared Zimbardi 3) 79-Jordan Thomas 4) 47-Kyle Drum 5) 98-Joe Trenca 6) 22r-Mike Koehler 7) 121-Steve Glover 8) 99-John Trenca 9) 67-Pete Richardson 10) 17z-Josh Azzi 11) 38-Brad Knab 12) 99K-Dan Kuhn 13) 86- Jeremy Barnard 14)74-Eric Kurtz 15) 16L-Roger Levesque

Heat 1) 1) 47-Kyle Drum 2) 28F-Davie Franek 3)22r-Mike Koehler 4) 121-Steve Glover 5) 67-Pete Richardson 6) 17z-Josh Azzi 7) 86-Jeremy Barnard 8) 74-Eric Kurtz

Heat 2) 1) 38-Brad Knab 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 98-Joe Trenca 4) 35-Jared Zimbardi 5) 99-John Trenca 6) 16L-Roger Levesque

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Four Laps of Fame Dash 1) 67-Pete Richardson 2) 99-John Trenca 3) 17z-Josh Azzi 4) 74-Eric Kurtz 5) 16L-Roger Levesque 6) 86-Jeremy Barnard

Patriot Sprint Tour Point Standings: 1) 28F-Davie Franek (874) 2) 98-Joe Trenca (825) 3) 79-Jordan Thomas (813) 4) 35-Jared Zimbardi 5) 47-Kyle Drum (666) 6) 67-Pete Richardson (609) 7)17z-Josh Azzi (600) 8)16L-Roger Levesque (557) 9) 22-Jonathan Preston 10) 22r-Mike Koehler

 

 

Mitchell Faccinto Wins Third Race Of The Week In Round #5 At Cottage Grove; Faccinto 2019 Speedweek Northwest Champion

By Ben Deatherage

 Cottage Grove, Oregon- All roads of Speedweek Northwest converged once again to Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday, July 13th for one final time. The historic ¼-mile clay oval hosted the fifth and culminating round of the 2019 calendar for the series. Is the third race to take place at the CGS during the week. Twenty-six cars were in attendance with teams traveling from all over Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, and Oklahoma as well as British Columbia in Canada.

The main event was a thriller as Colby Copeland was without a doubt a man on a mission. Despite heavy lapped traffic and several stoppages, the Rocklin, California chauffeur, driving for car owners Jim & Annette Van Lare, scorched the field for much of the race. Unfortunately, coming to accept the white flag his right rear tire started to lose a significant amount of tire pressure. That would result in the flatting of the rubbery object and losing a great multitude of speed.

Like the proverbial hungry pack of wolves chasing down their prey, a number of challengers came calling to take over the lead. Somehow Mitchell Faccinto won the dogfight on the final circuit and went on to win his third race of Speedweek Northwest 2019. The Hanford, Californi gasser had never won at Cottage Grove prior to the night and also recorded his fourth career series win. In victory lane, it was officially announced that Faccinto, and his car owner Stan Greenberg, were the 2019 series champions. That made Mitchell the fifteenth different champion in twenty-two years and the eighth different title winner from the state of California.

Seth Bergman, originally from Washington but now calling Owasso, Oklahoma home, ended his evening second while Paradise, California driver Kyle Hirst was third. The balance of the top five consisted of Colton Heath, from Marysville, Washington driving for car owners Kelly Welch and Alan Larson, in fourth and fifth finishing Justin Sanders of Aromas, California. Dirt Monthly Magazine/Hoseheads columnist Gary Costa put up $100.00 to the driver that passed the most cars in the main. John Clark, from Windsor, California, managed to pick up the Hard Charger Award by passing twelve cars after starting in twentieth and finishing the evening in the eighth-place position.

Burlington, Washington’s Greg Hamilton did phenomenal in time trials and picked up fast time of the night. Heat races were won by Harrisburg teenager Tyler Thompson, Jake Haulot from Cotati, California, Arlington, Washington traveler Chris Bullock, and Kyle Hirst. Greg Hamilton was victorious in the trophy dash to earn his front row inside starting position in the feature. Garen Linder, of Central Point driving for car owners Randy and Debbie Nunes, finished in first place in the consolation feature.

On behalf of the Western Sprint Tour, we would like to thank all the officials, drivers, crews, and most of the fans for making this year such a memorable Speedweek. We all are looking forward to 2020 already. For the latest news and information be sure and either visit the Western Sprint Tour Facebook page or the series website at http://www.cottagegrovespeedway.com/western-sprint-tour .

2019 Speedweek Northwest Schedule Monday, July 8th-Siskiyou Motor Speedway-Yreka, California (Mitchell Faccinto) Tuesday, July 9th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon (Rained Out) Wednesday, July 10th- Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon (Justin Sanders) Thursday, July 11th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon (Mitchell Faccinto) Friday, July 12th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon (Kyle Hirst) Saturday, July 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon (Mitchell Faccinto)

Race Results Speedweek Northwest Round #5 Saturday, July 13th, 2019 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

Quick Time: Greg Hamilton Heat Race Winners: Tyler Thompson (1), Jake Haulot (2), Chris Bullock (3), Kyle Hirst (4) Trophy Dash Winner: Greg Hamilton B-Feature: 1. Garen Linder; 2. Jake Wheeler; 3. Ryan Robinson; 4. John Clark; 5. Matt Hein; 6. Don Waddell; 7. Nate Schank; 8. John Stuart; DNS J.J. Hickle; DNS Raquel Ivie A-Feature: 1. Mitchell Faccinto; 2. Seth Bergman; 3. Kyle Hirst; 4. Colton Heath; 5. Justin Sanders; 6. Greg Hamilton; 7. Tyler Thompson; 8. John Clark; 9. Garen Linder; 10. Colby Copeland; 11. Emily Williams; 12. Matt Hein; 13. Jake Wheeler; 14. Tanner Holmes; 15. Devon Borden; 16. Justyn Cox; 17. Chris Bullock; 18. Kyle Miller; 19. Ryan Robinson; 20. Jake Haulot; 21. Tyler Dreiver; 22. Don Waddell

 

 

Walp scores at Trail-Way

John Walp became the PA Sprint Series’ third multiple feature winner of 2019 Friday night with a wire-to-wire victory in the 25-lap feature at Trail-Way Speedway.

The PASS/IMCA sprint tour continues the weekend’s action with racing Saturday night at Path Valley Speedway, where the Wingless Super Sportsman cars, 270 and 600cc micro sprints, 4-cylinder thunder cars and 4-cylinder strictly stocks also are on the schedule.

The 20-year-old Wapwallopen racer, PASS/IMCA’s 2017 rookie-of-the-year, took full advantage of a single-file start – following three unsuccessful start attempts the traditional, double-file way – held off a determined charge by Tom Carberry and put his GMS Piling Products/La Napoli II Pizza/Dotzel Trucking #5 in victory lane for the second time this year.

Jake Frye (Shope’s Landscape Maintenance/McCarthy Tire & Auto/RS Mechanical Services #56) closed the gap on Walp over the last five laps of the race but settled for second, the second runner-up finish in the last three races for the Lewisberry high school student.

Dylan Shatzer (Hagerstown, Md.; Harshman Racing Engines/Kline’s Auto Body/D&D Auto Recycling #75) finished third, making a successful return to competition following a highway accident earlier this year – and giving the top three positions to drivers under age 21.

Jaremi Hanson (Dillsburg; Harrisburg Heat/Blazer’s Body Shop #36) finished fourth, and Tom Carberry (Hopewell, N.J.; RAS Processing Equipment #1) was fifth.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Larry McVey (Bordentown, N.J. #83), Zach Newlin (Millerstown; Smith Concrete & Construction/Heather Sims Realtor/Newport VFW #11Z), Tyler Reinhardt (Elmer, N.J.; Absolute Air Heating & Cooling/Safeguard Property Solutions/Hurst Motorsports #4), Dave Grube II (York Haven; Spearhead Rentals/MAN Contracting/Chiropractic Athletic #3D) and Doug Dodson (Middletown; PowerMist Racing Fuels/Crockett Log Homes/Fastener Specialties #20).

Starting the race proved difficult, with three efforts ending in caution before half a lap had been completed. On the second attempt, five cars piled up in the first turn, with Keith Prutzman (Hamburg; Buck Rubs Gentlemen’s Club/McKeansburg Bar & Restaurant #28) tipping over. No drivers were injured, but Prutzman and Devin Adams (Lebanon; Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/Adams Auto Sales/Garden Spot Auto Auction #99A) were done for the night.

Walp and Carberry had started ferocious battles for the lead on each start attempt, but when the fourth try went single-file, Walp was able to grab the top spot. Carberry battled and battled on the outside, pulling alongside Walp several times but unable to make the pass. On lap 20, the New Jersey driver’s extra effort put his car sideways and almost stopped in the second turn, and while he miraculously recovered and only lost three positions, his challenge for the win was over.

Walp and Reinhardt (making his first start of the year after an engine rebuild) claimed heat race wins for the 16-car field. Newlin moved from 14th starting spot to finish seventh, tops among the night’s hard chargers in a race that, after its difficulties starting, went non-stop to the finish.

 

 

Wilmot Raceway

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, July 13, 2019)--Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND finally scored a NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws (WO) Sprint Badger 40 victory at historic Wilmot Raceway Saturday, July 13. Schatz lead every official lap before the full house crowd to finally score a victory at Wisconsin's original home of sprint car racing.
David Gravel of Watertown, CT, a 3-time Wilmot WO winner, came across second. Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA finished on the podium for the third consecutive year, with each time being third.
Schatz could not hold back the emotion any longer. With his arms raised and cheeks pushed up by a grin, Schatz yelled with a childlike giggle “Hell yeah, I won at Wilmot! That’s off the books.”
The 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion and now 287-time Series winner claimed his first victory at Wilmot Raceway, his fourth win of the season.
"The older you get, you probably put more of a fine-tooth comb on places you haven’t won at and this was one of them,” Schatz said.
Schatz and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team unloaded with the finest comb they could build. Schatz set the pace in Hot Laps and then Qualified second behind Series points leader Brad Sweet.
In his Drydene Heat race, Schatz won by 1.4 seconds. He backed that performance up by winning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash with a 2.7 second lead at the finish.
Dominating the night was not enough to convince Schatz he would excel in the Feature, though. He admitted he didn’t know what to expect from the 1/3-mile track, anticipating lap times to drop during the Feature.
On the initial start, outside polesitter Daryn Pittman made a charge at Schatz for the lead. He kept pace with the reigning champion down the back stretch and dove underneath him in turn three. The two entered turn four side-by-side – the closest anyone came all night to passing Schatz. But the Fargo, N.D.-native had the better run off the corner and cleared Pittman down the front stretch.
For the remaining 39 laps, the only time drivers got close enough to see the bumper of Schatz’s Toco Warranty No. 15 car was during a caution on Lap 13 for a car going off track in turn two. After that, Schatz spent his night methodically navigating lap traffic.
However, Friday night’s Feature winner at Hartford Speedway, David Gravel, was not going to let Schatz cruised to the victory. Gravel, Sweet and Pittman traded positions in the top-four all night. After battling side-by-side for several laps, having to be gentle on the throttle through the tight slick corners, Sweet eventually passed Pittman for second on Lap 16. Gravel did the same a lap later, moving past the Roth Motorsports No. 83 car for third.
With 10 laps to go, Gravel finally put together a strong enough lap to work his way by Sweet and try to track down Schatz.
At that point there was about a two second gap between Schatz and second-place. Gravel slowly closed it lap by lap. Every lap car that halted Schatz’s momentum was a few more tenths of a second gained by Gravel.
By the time the white flag came out, Gravel had made up close to a second on Schatz. It wasn’t enough, though. He ran out of time.
“I couldn’t get by Daryn very quick and then couldn’t get by Brad,” Gravel said. “Then it was just a little too late to make a charge a Donny.”
Gravel and his Jason Johnson Racing team were happy with the run, though, leaving the weekend with a win at Hartford Speedway in Michigan on Friday, July 12 and runner-up finish at Wilmot.
By taking the win Schatz finally broke his winless streak he’s had since the end of May when he won at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.
“I’m sure somebody was coming there at the end,” Schatz said. “I was kind of hanging. We could get through a few lap cars, but then when I had to move around in (turns) one and two I wasn’t as good. But glad to get a win. It’s been a while. Always feels good to get the win, especially here in Wisconsin.”
Schatz’s win put a small dent in Sweet’s point lead over him – he’s now 38 points behind the Kasey Kahne Racing driver.
Sweet still leads the Series as the winningest driver with nine wins, so far. Schatz’s fourth victory of the year ties him with Gravel as the third winningest driver, behind Logan Schuchart, who has five wins.
For the past four years, Schatz has had double digit wins at this point in the season. He’s also amassed 20 or more wins in a year since 2013. After winning at Wilmot, he acknowledged the level of competition in the World of Outlaws right now makes those statistics hard to live up to.
“I don’t know how many guys there are capable of winning 20 races in a year,” Schatz said. “There’s some. But it’s hard to live up to them standards and there’s a lot of fast race cars out here right now. The parity in this sport is pretty crazy and to keep up with it is even more so.”
That hasn’t stopped he and his team from striving to do so, though. They continue to make changes and try new things with the car, he said.
At the moment, they’ve found a feel Schatz likes. He’s now eager to carry his winning momentum into the upcoming weeks of prestigious and big paying races. And with another grin and a chuckle, Schatz said he’s even looking forward to going to Tri-State Speedway in October – another track he hasn’t one at.
UP NEXT:
The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Tuesday, July 16 will venture to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic. Get tickets and more information.
As always, you can catch all World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on DIRTVision.com.
Zach Raidart of Antioch, IL chalked up his third 20-lap AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprint feature at Wilmot this season. "Taters(Allen Hafford) was tough to get around," said Raidart. "It was fun racing him. I hope the fans enjoyed it as much as I did."
Raidart overtook early race leader Allen Hafford of Beach Park, IL at the midway point. Raidart was followed at the finish by Derek Crane of Waukegan, IL second. Hafford third. Tim Cox of Park City, IL fourth and Trevor's Chris Dodd fifth.
Kenosha's Mike Neau won his second 20-lap Interstate Racing Assn. (IRA) Lightning Sprints at Wilmot this season. "I owe it all to my dad (Larry Neau)," said an emotional Neau after a bear hug of the elder Neau in victory lane. "Thanks to all of the fans and everyone."
Racine's Derek Fortier jumped in front from the pole starting spot. At the halfway point, Neau took over the lead going on to the win. C.J. Maleug of Johnsburg, IL ended up runner-up after starting eighth. Slinger's Jeff Schmidt was third. Fortier fourth. Ron Brannam of Barrington, IL fifth.
Next up for Wilmot Raceway is Family and Military Appreciation Night highlighted by the Street Stock Dennis Carlton Tribute presented by Don's Garage of Trevor Saturday, July 20. AutoMeter WingLess Sprints, Modifieds, Lightning Sprints and Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars join the Street Stocks on the program.
Active Military and Veterans presented IDs at the ticket office will be admitted free to the grandstands as guests of Wilmot Raceway and Kenosha County Fair. Grandstand admission is $15.00 for everyone ages 12 and over, while ages 11 and under will be admitted free. CK Contractors of Bristol is providing complimentary checkered flags for the youngsters. Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) are providing complimentary pins for veterans and active military.
Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. with Meet The Driver from 5:00-5:30 p.m., followed by on track activity getting underway at 5:45 with racing to follow. Wilmot Raceway is located on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds. For updates phone the track side race line 262-862-2090, check the official web site wilmotraceway.com or the Raceway Facebook page.


SUMMARY - WILMOT RACEWAY, WILMOT, WISCONSIN - SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2019:
NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND [1][$10,000]; 2. 41-David Gravel, Watertown, CT [4][$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA [3][$3,200]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK [2][$2,800]; 5. 7S-Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA [5][$2,500]; 6. 2-Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA [9][$2,300]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH [7][$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA [14][$2,100]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia [6][$2,050]; 10. 19-Brent Marks, Meyerstown, PA [13][$2,000]; 11. 9-James McFadden, Warmambool, VIC [8][$1,500]; 12. 5-Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK [11][$1,200]; 13. 17B-Bill Balog, Hartland, WI [12][$1,100]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN [17][$1,050]; 15. 7-Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN [10][$1,000]; 16. 7TW-Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN [16][$900]; 17. 68-Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI [18][$800]; 18. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI [19][$800]; 19. 19T-Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI [21][$800]; 20. 43-Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL [20][$800]; 21. 23-Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI [15][$800]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA[22][$800]; 23. 17BX-Jordan Paulsen, Trevor, WI [23][$800]; Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+6]
Qualifying – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.563 seconds; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.587; 3. 41-David Gravel, 12.595; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.602; 5. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 12.604; 6. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.637; 7. 7-Jason Sides, 12.671; 8. 9-James McFadden, 12.746; 9. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.75; 10. 19-Brent Marks, 12.791; 11. 5-Shane Stewart, 12.817; 12. 23-Russel Borland, 12.824; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.827; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.827; 15. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.844; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.861; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.982; 18. 68-Dave Uttech, 12.982; 19. 7TW-Brandon Wimmer, 13.131; 20. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 13.49; 21. 19T-Todd Daun, 13.491; 22. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 14.626; 23. 17BX-Jordan Paulsen, NT
DRYDENE 10-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Sweet; Schatz; Gravel.
DIRT VISION 8-LAP DASH: Schatz.
AUTOMETER WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINTS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Zach Raidart, Antioch, IL; 2. Derek Crane, Waukegan, IL; 3. Allen Hafford, Beach Park, IL; 4. Tim Cox, Park City, IL; 5. Chris Dodd, Trevor; 6. Jimmy Sivia, Winthrop Harbor, IL; 7. Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY; 8. Ryan Zielski, Oconomowoc; 9. Chris Klemko, Bristol; 10. Jordan Paulsen, Trevor; 11. Rusty Egan, Burlington; 12. Greg Olsen, Round Lake Heights, IL; 13. Vince Bartolotta, Muskego; 14. George Gaertner, Salem; 15. Charles Spoonmore, Somonauk, IL; 16. Nick Petska, Spring Grove, IL; 17. Natalie Klemko, Bristol; 18. Shawn Swim, Winthrop Harbor; 19. Tommy Colburn, New Berlin; 20. Paul Shaffer, Milwaukee; 21. Randy Stanford, Kenosha; 22. James Wehrman, Kansasville; 23. Tom Eller, Zion, IL; 24. James Walldan, Kenosha.
10-LAP "B" MAIN: 1. Gaertner; 2. Colburn; 3. Eller; 4. Wehrman; 5. William Huck, Mukwonago; 6. Greg Alt, Delavan; 7. Scott Uttech, New Berlin; 8. Zach Hansen, New Berlin.
10-LAP QUALIFIER WINNERS: Spitz; Paulsen.
IRA LIGHTNING SPRINTS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Mike Neau, Kenosha; 2. C.J. Maleug, Johnsburg, IL; 3. Jeff Schmidt, Slinger; 4. Derek Fortier, Racine; 5. Ron Brannam, Barrington, IL; 6. John Smith, St. Charles, IL; 7. Mark Heinert, Waukesha; 8. Josh Rehberg, Franklin; 9. Kevin Frederiksen, Hales Corners; 10. Shawn McGill, Johnsburg; 11. Michael Ungar, Milwaukee; 12. Jeremy Douglas, McFarland; 13. Tim Brannam, Holiday Hills, IL; 14. Bob Jeziorski, Milwaukee; 15. Jonathan Smith, Spring Grove; 16. Kevin Douglas, Sun Prairie; 17. Max Brannam, Holiday Hills; 18. Nick Sheridan, Fox Lake, IL; 19. Tim Christensen, Winthrop Harbor; 20. Ion Stear, Hebron, IL; 21. John Kirk, Johsburg(Did Not Start).
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Heinert; Stear.
FAST QUALIFIER: Maleug(:15.029 seconds).
Submitted By Michael H. Babicz & Nick Graziano

 

 

DANNY MUMAW & WES STALEY RETURN TO WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY’S VICTORY LANE; 2 MORE CHECKERED FLAGS FOR DOUG DROWN; SHAYNE MEADOWS MASTERS MOD LITE WIN

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, July 13, 2019

By Mike Swanger

A racing night with no rain have been few and far between this season at Wayne County Speedway and Saturday night was one of those nights with no rain on Malcuit Tavern night as the 8th night of the season went into the record books. Danny Mumaw and Wes Staley both won on opening night back on April 13 and both would pick up their second wins of the season while Doug Drown would win two more features to up his total at WCS to eight this season. Shayne Meadows lead all the way for the win in the first Mod Lite feature of the season.

Right after the green flag waved for the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprint feature, Clay Riney and Bill Ault would spin in turn one to negate the start of the feature. On the second try, points leader Dean Jacobs would jump into the lead from his 4th starting spot with pole sitter Chris Myers and Wooster’s Danny Mumaw in tow. The action would come to a stop before the second lap could be recorded as Mitch Harble tumbled in turn one. With the green lights back on, Jacobs would ease away from Chris Myers as Mumaw would pressure him for second and take that spot on lap seven. The red flag would wave on lap ten as Henry Malcuit would flip coming out of turn two, ending his night. On the restart, Mumaw would look for an opening to get by Jacobs for the lead and coming out of turn two on lap 12, found the opening on the inside of Jacobs and powered past for the lead. Trey Jacobs would move past Chris Myers on the next circuit for third as T J Michael would take over 4th on the next lap. Laps 15 and 16 would see the caution flag fly, first for a Clay Riney spin in turn four and then for a slowing Bill Ault in turn three. It would be all green to the checkered flag as Mumaw and his ABR Farms, Finishline Auto Body and Hot Rod Trailers #16 would pull away for the win as Dean Jacobs held on to second with Trey Jacobs keeping 10th starting Michael at bay for third while Jamie Myers outdueled Chris Myers in the last five laps to take fifth. Heat winners were Chris Myers and Dean Jacobs.

Much like the Sprints, the Malcuit Tavern Super Late Model feature got off to a rough start as Charlie Duncan would come to a stop in turn two on the initial start and the on the second attempt, Brett Bee would spin in turn one and collect J R Gentry and Matt Irey with Gentry the only one able to rejoin the field. Front row starters Doug Drown and Ryan Markham would split the lead on the first two circuits as the caution would fly again when Jerry Aber spun with Jeff Warnick and Tom Denzinger also involved with Warnick’s machine getting hooked into Aber’s car and both would be finished for the night. Ben Mott and Larry Bellman tangled on lap four and Nick Cox spun on lap eight causing the action to be slowed up as Markham would keep the point during the green flag action. With a series of green flag laps after that, Matt Lux and Mitch Caskey would make it a four car battle, with Drown and his Ely Road Reel Company, Wooster Glass and JOYRIDE Transport #12 shooting past Markham coming out of turn four on lap 12 to take the lead as Markham would pull off the track on the next lap. Following a lap 16 caution for Mitch Caskey, who would finish fifth, Matt Lux would show the front of his car a couple of times to Wooster’s Drown but Drown would pull away for his third win of the season and expand his O’Reilly Auto Parts ‘Race to the Championship’ points lead. Lux would hold off 10th starting Brad Malcuit for second as Ricky Holderbaum finished fourth and pocketed the Kar Connection Hard Charger award. Gentry, Justin Chance and Drown scored the heat wins.

Canton’s Wes Staley out raced Jordan James into turn one at the start of the JOYRIDE Transport Mini Stock feature and then lead all the way to checkered flag as James would finish second although he would have one last chance at taking the lead after a caution flag for points leader Doug Hensel with two laps to go. Staley’s BJP Performance, McBreaty Chiropractor and Paul Davis Construction #73s was quick on the gas as the green waved to secure the win. On the last restart, Wyatt Zimmerman worked his way past Brad Hensel and Dustin Bedlion to take third in the last two trips around ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’. Hensel and Bedlion would finish in that order. Doug Hensel, Bedlion and Staley topped the heat races. With his 4th place finish, Brad Hensel would increase his lead in the NewFast Motorsports ‘Summer Series’ points.

Don Rutt would accelerate into the early lead from his fourth starting position in the McKenzie Concrete Super Stock feature with 8th starting John Wilson wasting no time in claiming second on the opening lap. Doug Drown would move into second on lap five and as Rutt and Drown encountered lap traffic on lap six, Rutt got trapped behind the slower car and that allowed the Char’s Cars, Gionino’s Pizza and Rick’s Hauling #21d to slip by and two circuits later Wilson took second from Rutt. A red flag on lap nine stopped the race when Luke Sprouse clobbered a retaining tire in turn two, lifting the front end of his car off the ground and coming down hard as he had to be assisted in getting out of his car. Wilson would make a couple of attempts to wrangle the lead away from Drown in the closing laps but Drown would park in the Summit Racing victory lane for the fifth time this season and expand his lead in the Stake’s Shortstop ‘Summer Series’ and the O’Reilly Auto Parts ‘Race to the Championship’ points standings. Brandon Craver and James Alleman went back and forth the last three laps with Craver getting third, Gary Hensel Jr. filled out the top five. Posting the heat wins were Todd Sherwin, Drown and Wilson.

For the first time in over three years, the Mod Lites returned to Wayne County Speedway and Deerfield’s Shayne Meadows would go flag to flag aboard the Sarchione Ford, Champ Chassis and Sicliano Racing #224 for the win in the non stop feature. Heat winner Casey Butler would take home second with Cody Stillion in third followed by Colton Shaw and John Preston.

Weekly and yearly Racer Rewards from the Contingency Connection were being raced for once again by the drivers at Wayne County Speedway.

Next Saturday night, July 20th will see the make up Attica Raceway Park/ Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series in action as the following week the ARP/WCS will wrap up Friday night (July 26) at Attica and at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday(July 27) for the Malcuit Tavern Super Late Models. It will also be another Stake’s Shortstop ‘Summer Series’ for the McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks and the NewFast Motorsports ‘Summer Series’ for the JOYRIDE Transport Mini Stocks. The Modifieds will try once again to get a race in at WCS as the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints have the night off. Gates will open at 4 pm and racing going green at 7 pm.

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, July 13, 2019

PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS

Heat 1 Chris Myers, Danny Mumaw, Jamie Myers, Trey Jacobs, Jordan Harble, Henry Malcuit, Clay Riney, R J Jacobs, Cheyne Mixon

Heat 2 Dean Jacobs, Ricky Peterson, Dylan Kingan, Mitch Harble, T J Michael, Tyler Dunn, Troy Kingan, Troy Vaccaro, Ray Miller

Feature Danny Mumaw, Dean Jacobs, T J Michael, Trey Jacobs, Jamie Myers, Chris Myers, Jordan Harble, R J Jacobs, Tyler Dunn, Dylan Kingan, Troy Vaccaro, Troy Kingan, Ray Miller, Clay Riney, Bill Ault, Ricky Peterson, Henry Malcuit, Mitch Harble

MALCUIT TAVERN SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 J R Gentry, Ryan Markham, Matt Lux, Brad Malcuit, Jeff Warnick, Jerry Aber, Ben Mott

Heat 2 Justin Chance, Mike Bores, Brett Bee, Tom Denzinger, Nick Cox, Travis Leyda, Craig Hartong

Heat 3 Doug Drown, Mitch Caskey, Charlie Duncan, Matt Irey, Larry Bellman, Sean Rush, Ricky Holderbaum

Feature Doug Drown, Matt Lux, Brad Malcuit, Ricky Holderbaum, Mitch Caskey, Sean Rush, Tom Denzinger, Ryan Markham, Nick Cox, J R Gentry, Justin Chance, Mike Bores, Ben Mott, Larry Bellman, Jeff Warnick, Jerry Aber, Travis Leyda, Brett Bee, Matt Irey, Charlie Duncan, Craig Hartong dns

JOYRIDE TRANSPORT MINI STOCKS NEWFAST MOTORSPORTS ‘SUMMER SERIES’

Heat 1 Doug Hensel, Brad Hensel, Jeff Slykhuis, Ryan Carder, Jimmy Burns, Wayne Newbury

Heat 2 Dustin Bedlion, Wyatt Zimmerman, Jolene Voshel, Matt Short, Mitch Reichard, Darrell Taylor, Greg Harris

Heat 3 Wes Staley, Jordan James, Cory Boyd, Clayton Evans, Dusty Long, Tyler Wiles

Feature Wes Staley, Jordan James, Wyatt Zimmerman, Brad Hensel, Dustin Bedlion, Tyler Wiles, Jolene Voshel, Wayne Newbury, Ryan Carder, Matt Short, Dusty Long, Clayton Evans, Greg Harris, Doug Hensel, Jeff Slykhuis, Cory Boyd, Mitch Reichard, Jimmy Burns, Darrell Taylor dns

 

 

Henry tightens AFCS battle with Fremont 410 win; Westfall gets dramatic BOSS victory; Ivy scores late race 305 win

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - Cap Henry knows the ups and downs of sprint car racing. It was made very evident to him this weekend as he missed the feature Friday at Attica Raceway Park but rebounded Saturday to score his second 410 win of the season at Fremont Speedway on Roots Poultry/Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night.

The win also vaults Henry back into the battle for the championship of the Kistler Racing Products/All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group. Henry, from Republic, Ohio, came into the night third in the series points.

Henry's eighth career Fremont win wasn't easy as he made a phenomenal move to split two lapped cars with two laps to go in turns three and four as Nate Dussel was closing on him.

"These guys have been working really hard all year and we've been close a lot of times and just couldn't seal the deal. This goes out to all the crew guys who worked really hard to keep us out front. It was getting pretty hairy there at the end and I knew it was time to go. Hopefully those guys new they were a lapped down and there was a race going on. I could hear someone back there and I knew I had to get ahead of those guys," said Henry beside his Lane Racing/Beer Barrel Bourbon/Geck Electric/Pro Auto Wraps/Wings Unlimited/Lead Head Waterfowl/FK Rod Ends/backed machine.

Pleasant Hill, Ohio's Matt Westfall survived near disaster on the final lap to score his second Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing win of the season. Westfall, the current BOSS point leader, hadn't won a series race since the first event of the season. The end was a thriller as Westfall had gotten around Dallas Hewitt for the lead as they took the white flag with Cooper Clouse also battling for the top spot. Clouse drive his machine into turn one hard on the last lap and made contact with Westfall who did a 360 spin but kept going while Clouse spun to set up a one lap restart finish with Westfall maintaining the lead. Westfall was able to hold off a last lap charge from Hewitt in his Buckeye Machine mount for his first ever win at Fremont Speedway.

"I just held it to the floor and kept spinning the wheels to keep rolling. It was tricky tonight. The track had a lot of character. I thought I was going to have to run the top and all of a sudden the bottom came in for me and we were good but Dallas got going on the top so I thought I'm better than him on the bottom in one and two but I have to get to the top down in three and four. That was a heck of a race. I appreciate Ray Marshall for giving me the opportunity to run for him," said Westfall. "We struggled for a little bit this season and crashed a car and got this new car and have been really good but haven't been able to hit our feature set-ups. Hopefully tonight this gets us going in the right direction."

Not to be outdone, the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints was also a barn-burner. With five laps to go leader Alvin Roepke was having a hard time getting around a couple of lapped cars and that allowed John Ivy to close. Roepke spun trying to hold onto the lead and Ivy took over. A caution with four laps to go gave Bobby Clark a shot at Ivy but the defending Fremont track champion wasn't to be denied as he drove to his second victory of the year at "The Track That Action Built."

The win - Ivy's fourth overall in 2019 - was his 58th career victory at Fremont, tying him with Jim Linder for fourth on the track's all-time win list. It also puts him back in the chase for the title of the KS Sales and Service AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales. Ivy came into the night third in the series points and the victory was worth $1,000 thanks to the Pub 400.

"I figured we were going to run second or third. Alvin was driving away from us and I saw lapped traffic and I thought 'get up on the thing and at least give it a whirl and see what happens.' We did some work on this thing today. Guy and my brother and the boys worked on it. We did a little bit of this and a little bit of that and hopefully we're in the right direction again," said Ivy beside his L&R Farms/C&N Supply/Rohr Lawn care/Sonny's Welding and Machine/Welty Financial Services/Atkinson Farms/Story Equipment backed machine.

"Pretty cool to tie Jim Linder. He was always one of my heroes," Ivy added of his 58th career Fremont win, needing two more to catch Mark Keegan for third on the all-time win list. "Me and Mark raced back in the day and I got to race with Jim just a few times but I sat up in the grandstands and watched him a lot."

Australian Andrew Scheuerle and Brian Lay led the field to green for the 30-lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints A-main with Scheuerle gaining the advantage over Henry, Lay, Dussel, Chris Andrews and Lee Jacobs.Chad Wilson stopped with three laps scored and on the ensuing restart Henry drove under Scheuerle for the lead.

Dussel took second on lap six and began to close on Henry. Meanwhile a heck of a battle was going on for fifth involving Andrews, Jacobs and Buddy Kofoid. Kofoid spun on lap 10 just as the leaders were entering lapped traffic. When the green came back out the race would go to it's conclusion uninterrupted. Lay drove into third on the restart with Jacobs also getting around Scheuerle for fourth.

At the half-way point Henry had built a 1.1 second lead over Dussel with Lay, Andrews, Jacobs and Cale Conley in tow. Henry's lead soon evaporated with 10 laps to go as he encountered heavy lapped traffic. Dussel took several looks inside of Henry as the pair raced through traffic. Lay got in on the fun with six laps to go.

Henry made his winning move in turn three coming with just five laps remaining, splitting two lapped cars. He was able to drive to the win over Dussel, Lay, Andrews and Conley.

Westfall and Carmen Perigo brought the field to green for the 25-lap BOSS feature with Perigo gaining the advantage over Cap Henry, Westfall, Clouse and Cody Gardner. Mike Miller spun with two laps scored and again a lap later.When the green reappeared Perigo pulled away as Westfall used the extreme low groove to take second while Henry and Clouse battled for third.

Following a spun by Kody Swanson on lap six, Westfall used the restart to take several looks below Perigo for the lead, finally taking it on lap eight. Third running Henry took a nasty tumble in turn three on lap nine and walked away unscathed. That moved Hewitt to the third position with Clouse, Gardner and Steve Irwin in tow.

Westfall continued to use the bottom lane when the green came back out with Hewitt driving under Perigo for second on lap 11 with Close taking third two circuits later. Hewitt found the top side of turns three and four to his liking and drove into the lead on lap 14. Westfall continued to drive under Hewitt lap after lap but couldn't get the pass accomplished.

Westfall moved to the high line in turns three and four but the bottom of turns one and two and stayed within a car length of the leader and was able to take the lead as they took the white flag. Entering turn one on the last lap third place running Clouse gave it one last shot and drove into turn one hard under Westfall and Hewitt, making contact with Westfall who spun but kept going while Clouse sat facing the wrong direction to bring out the caution.

That handed Westfall the lead and when the green and white flew together Hewitt tried one last ditch run across the top of turns one and two but couldn't make the pass. Westfall held Hewitt off the final two corners and took the win with Gardner, Perigo and Irwin rounding out the top five.

Tyler Street and Bobby Clark brought the field to green for the 25-lap 305 A-main with Clark taking the lead over Ivy, Street, Roepke, Jamie Miller and Kyle Peters. Ivy immediately pressured Clark with Roepke joining the fun on lap three. The three car battle for the lead saw Roepke take the top spot on lap six but Clark battled back and regained the lead on lap seven with Roepke returning the favor a circuit later.

Roepke utilized the low line to maintain the lead over Clark, Ivy Street and Miller. But when heavy lapped traffic came into play just past the half way point, Ivy used the high line to take second and closed quickly on Roepke. Roepke would not move off the bottom and when he came to two lapped cars running the same line, Ivy raced to his outside.

With five laps to go Ivy took the outside line as Roepke struggled with the lapped cars. Ivy took the lead and Roepke spun. On the ensuing restart a Brandon Moore spin kept the field close. When the green game out for the last time, Ivy had to fend off a serious challenge from Clark as Street, Miller, Shawn Valenti and Peters gave chase.

Ivy was able to pull away the final three circuits for the win over Clark, Street, Miller and Valenti.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, July 27 on Baumann Auto Group Night with the AFCS 410 sprints battling for $4,000 to win. The AFCS 305 sprints and dirt trucks will also be in action.

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

About Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Located on West State Street in Fremont, Fort Ball Pizza Palace is home of the all-you-can-eat Italian smorgasbord. Racers gather at Fort Ball during the week for lunch and great bench racing. Fort Ball Pizza Palace has been a proud marketing partner of Fremont Speedway for many years and is the title sponsor of the 410 sprint car division. Fort Ball has great pizza, pasta, wings and a fantastic salad bar.

About Root’s Poultry - www.rootspoultry.com

Root’s Poultry was established in 1930 and is located on U.S. 20 west of Fremont, Ohio. Since the 1950s Roots has been offering fresh cut poultry as well as their own line of shredded poultry, shredded beef, chicken products, and Welly’s horseradish, sauces and seasonings. Whether you are stocking the freezer or just grabbing something for a quick meal, Roots has a ton to offer.

Fremont Speedway Saturday, July 13, 2019 Roots Poultry and Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night [*] indicates starting position

410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying 1.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.997; 2.16-DJ Foos, 14.146; 3.25M-Chris Andrews, 14.235; 4.1-Nate Dussel, 14.284; 5.4-Cap Henry, 14.364; 6.23-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.373; 7.45-Brian Lay, 14.456; 8.22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.478; 9.2au-Andrew Scheuerle, 14.615; 10.14-Chad Wilson, 14.711; 11.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.736; 12.3C-Cale Conley, 14.807; 13.46AU-Stuart Williams, 14.964; 14.35-Stuart Brubaker, 15.162; 15.2+-Brian Smith, 15.274; 16.22M-Dan McCarron, 15.325; 17.33W-Caleb Griffith, 15.516; 18.40-Mark Imler, 15.541; 19.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 15.624; 20.96AU-Bruce White, 16.444;

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[4] ; 2. 45-Brian Lay[2] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 4. 14-Chad Wilson[1] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[5] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 3. 4-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 33W-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 5. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton[2] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 3C-Cale Conley[1] ; 2. 2au-Andrew Scheuerle[2] ; 3. 25M-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 5. 40-Mark Imler[6] ; 6. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg[3]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps) 1. 4-Cap Henry[3] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 45-Brian Lay[2] ; 4. 25M-Chris Andrews[5] ; 5. 3C-Cale Conley[8] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 7. 16-DJ Foos[14] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 9. 2au-Andrew Scheuerle[1] ; 10. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[6] ; 11. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg[18] ; 12. 22B-Ryan Broughton[17] ; 13. 33W-Caleb Griffith[11] ; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron[13] ; 15. 14-Chad Wilson[10] ; 16. 46AU-Stuart Williams[16] ; 17. 2+-Brian Smith[12] ; 18. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[19] ; 19. 40-Mark Imler[15] ; 20. 96AU-Bruce White[20] Hard Charger: 16-DJ Foos +7

B.O.S.S Non-Wing

Qualifying 1.18-Dallas Hewitt, 16.860; 2.21K-Kody Swanson, 16.902; 3.82-Mike Miller, 16.952; 4.21P-Carmen Perigo, 16.989; 5.33M-Matt Westfall, 17.088; 6.9N-Luke Hall, 17.200; 7.9X-Cooper Clouse, 17.253; 8.53-Steve Little, 17.258; 9.24L-Lee Underwood, 17.286; 10.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 17.361; 11.0-Steve Irwin, 17.525; 12.1H-Korbyn Hayslett, 17.571; 13.91-Aaron Middaugh, 17.579; 14.9XH-Cap Henry, 17.716; 15.16K-Ben Knight, 17.755; 16.26-John Watson, 17.973; 17.68G-Tyler Gunn, 18.006; 18.3-Chad Wilson, 18.022; 19.9G-Cody Gardener, 18.208; 20.19-Matt Cooley, 18.232; 21.18D-Bobby Distel, 18.268; 22.26W-Cody White, 18.306; 23.9-Dustin Webber, 18.309; 24.5M-Mike Moore, 18.313; 25.13-Ian Hunter, 18.501; 26.31L-Buddy Lowther, 18.519; 27.23-John Stehman, 18.533; 28.34-Parker Fredricson, 18.569; 29.320-George Willard, 18.787; 30.60-Kory Crabtree, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 0-Steve Irwin[1] ; 2. 82-Mike Miller[3] ; 3. 21K-Kody Swanson[4] ; 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[2] ; 5. 3-Chad Wilson[5] ; 6. 26W-Cody White[6] ; 7. 23-John Stehman[8] ; 8. 31L-Buddy Lowther[7]

Heat 2, Group B (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 9X-Cooper Clouse[3] ; 2. 18-Dallas Hewitt[4] ; 3. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[5] ; 4. 19-Matt Cooley[8] ; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1] ; 6. 16K-Ben Knight[7] ; 7. 91-Aaron Middaugh[6] ; 8. 53-Steve Little[2]

Heat 3, Group C (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 21P-Carmen Perigo[4] ; 2. 9XH-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 18D-Bobby Distel[5] ; 4. 5M-Mike Moore[6] ; 5. 320-George Willard[7] ; 6. 26-John Watson[1]

Heat 4, Group D (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 9G-Cody Gardener[2] ; 2. 33M-Matt Westfall[4] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 4. 60-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 5. 9-Dustin Webber[1] ; 6. 13-Ian Hunter[5] ; 7. 34-Parker Fredricson[6]

B-Main 1 (12 Laps, top 6 to A) 1. 3-Chad Wilson[1] ; 2. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[2] ; 3. 9-Dustin Webber[4] ; 4. 53-Steve Little[13] ; 5. 26-John Watson[7] ; 6. 34-Parker Fredricson[11] ; 7. 26W-Cody White[5] ; 8. 31L-Buddy Lowther[12] ; 9. 91-Aaron Middaugh[10] ; 10. 13-Ian Hunter[8] ; 11. 16K-Ben Knight[6] ; 12. 23-John Stehman[9] ; 13. 320-George Willard[3]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps) 1. 33M-Matt Westfall[1] ; 2. 18-Dallas Hewitt[7] ; 3. 9G-Cody Gardener[6] ; 4. 21P-Carmen Perigo[2] ; 5. 0-Steve Irwin[8] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[12] ; 7. 24L-Lee Underwood[13] ; 8. 18D-Bobby Distel[11] ; 9. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[18] ; 10. 3-Chad Wilson[17] ; 11. 5M-Mike Moore[15] ; 12. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[10] ; 13. 9X-Cooper Clouse[5] ; 14. 53-Steve Little[20] ; 15. 19-Matt Cooley[14] ; 16. 9-Dustin Webber[19] ; 17. 60-Kory Crabtree[16] ; 18. 9XH-Cap Henry[3] ; 19. 21K-Kody Swanson[9] ; 20. 26-John Watson[21] ; 21. 34-Parker Fredricson[22] ; 22. 82-Mike Miller[4] Hard Charger: #2DI-Dustin Ingle +9

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying 1.97-Kyle Peters, 15.357; 2.26-Jamie Miller, 15.438; 3.99-Alvin Roepke, 15.683; 4.1W-Paul Weaver, 15.793; 5.77I-John Ivy, 15.818; 6.1H-Zeth Sabo, 15.906; 7.8-Bobby Clark, 15.912; 8.4*-Tyler Street, 15.922; 9.3V-Chris Verda, 15.931; 10.25-Jason Keckler, 15.980; 11.11G-Luke Griffith, 16.137; 12.12-Kyle Capodice, 16.198; 13.7-Shawn Valenti, 16.212; 14.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 16.256; 15.19R-Steve Rando, 16.344; 16.7M-Brandon Moore, 16.386; 17.36-Seth Schneider, 16.387; 18.29-Rich Farmer, 16.476; 19.X-Mike Keegan, 16.482; 20.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 16.549; 21.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 16.744; 22.3X-Bradon Riehl, 16.895; 23.75-Jerry Dahms, 17.043;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5to A) 1. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[4] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 6. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 7. X-Mike Keegan[7] ; 8. 3X-Bradon Riehl[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 5. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[5] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[7] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 2. 3V-Chris Verda[2] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 5. 29-Rich Farmer[6] ; 6. 1H-Zeth Sabo[3] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebold[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 3. 1H-Zeth Sabo[3] ; 4. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[5] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 7. 3X-Bradon Riehl[7] ; 8. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[5] ; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti[10] ; 6. 3V-Chris Verda[7] ; 7. 97-Kyle Peters[6] ; 8. 25-Jason Keckler[8] ; 9. 1W-Paul Weaver[16] ; 10. 19R-Steve Rando[12] ; 11. 11G-Luke Griffith[11] ; 12. 12-Kyle Capodice[9] ; 13. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[14] ; 14. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 15. 36-Seth Schneider[17] ; 16. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[20] ; 17. 7M-Brandon Moore[13] ; 18. X-Mike Keegan[19] ; 19. 1H-Zeth Sabo[18] ; 20. 29-Rich Farmer[15] Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver +7

 

 

MCCARTHY MAGNIFICENT IN FIRST-CAREER WIN AT VALLEY

GRAIN VALLEY, MO. (July 13, 2019) - Winning his first-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League feature on Saturday night at Valley Speedway, Ace McCarthy of Tahlequah, Okla. was undeniable in the 30-lap main event. Driving around his teammate, Jake Neuman, on the second circuit, McCarthy then fended off several attacks from young Holley Hollan as he held on for an impressive first-career triumph aboard the Jim Neuman Racing, Two-Eight Drilling, BOSS/SR-11 No. 28.

Sharing PAC Racing Springs High Point Men honors, the Jim Neuman Racing duo of Jake Neuman and Ace McCarthy brought the feature field to life as the green flag dropped. Neuman of New Berlin, Ill., who won Friday's feature, led the opening circuit aboard his Brandt, BOSS/SR-11 No. 3N by a nail-biting 0.008 seconds over McCarthy at the line.

Making his move on Neuman the next time by, McCarthy tossed a slider towards his teammate and received one right back at him in turn three. However, McCarthy was able to cross him up and dive down low to lead the second circuit and gain command of the top spot.

A pair of cautions bunched the field up and put a spotlight on Holley Hollan of Broken Arrow, Okla., as the 17-year old young woman maneuvered her Keith Kunz Motorsports, SIRIUS XM, Bullet/Toyota No. 67 into the second spot from seventh. Restarting with eight laps down, Hollan snuck below McCarthy and made it a side-by-side affair at the stripe, but McCarthy's momentum up top was too strong and he held on.

Coming by on lap 11, Hollan perfected the bottom side of turns three and four and was able to snag the lead as McCarthy's No. 28 was reeled in by the cushion. However, her lead was short-lived, as the caution flew for a three-car pileup, reverting us back to the last completed lap and handing McCarthy control.

Going back to green on the final restart with 12 laps to go, McCarthy caught some breathing room as Hank Davis of Sand Springs, Okla. challenged Hollan for second and held her up. The two briefly exchanged positions before Hollan was able to regain command of the runner-up spot and reasserted her attention to tracking down McCarthy.

Switching to the low side of turns one and two, but remaining committed to the cushion on the opposite end, McCarthy was able to build his advantage in the closing stages as an all-out war for third between Davis, Andrew Felker, Zach Daum, Jake Neuman and Daison Pursley took center stage.

In the end, Ace McCarthy's Jim Neuman Racing, Two-Eight Drilling, BOSS/SR-11 No. 28 was not to be denied, as the Tahlequah, Okla. native broke through to score his first-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory in the "Thunder in the Valley" finale at Valley Speedway.

Holley Hollan followed him to the line with career-best finish, driving the Keith Kunz Motorsports, SIRIUS XM, BOSS/SR-11 No. 67 from ninth-to-second. Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Mo. rounded out the podium for the second night in a row, this time driving the Chad Shields Racing, MelMark Pipe & Supply, Ripper/Fontana No. 44S from 11th-to-third.

Rounding out the top ten on Saturday at Valley Speedway was Zach Daum in fourth, Hank Davis in fifth, Trey Marcham in sixth, Jake Neuman in seventh, Daison Pursley in eighth, Cannon McIntosh in ninth and Jesse Colwell in tenth.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midgets will pair up again tomorrow Sunday, July 14 to conclude the three-day weekend with a trip to Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kansas. For those unable to make it, you can watch LIVE on www.speedshifttv.com.

For more information on POWRi Racing, you can visit www.powri.comonline, follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter and Instagram, or like POWRi on Facebook.

Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps):
1.9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (2); 2. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (4); 3. 4F-Chad Frewaldt, Kansas City, KS (1); 4. 77W-Joey Wirth, Waterloo, IL (3); 5. 2-AJ Gilbert, Tonganoxie, KS (6); 6. 15L-Merril Lamb, Iola, KS (7); 7. 5H-Casey Hicks, Platte City, MO (5).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps):
1.32-Trey Marcham (3); 2. 3N-Jake Neuman (7); 3. 11-Daniel Robinson, Ewing, IL (2); 4. 2H-Luke Howard, Overland Park, KS (5); 5. 7S-Pat Schudy, Springfield, MO (4); 6. 3H-Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (6); 7. 60E-Mark Billings, Columbia, MO (1).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps):
1.67-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (2); 2. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (5); 3. 20G-Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (1); 4. 17-Austin Brown, Millstadt, IL (6); 5. 3-Dustin Gilbert, Tonganoxie, KS (3); 6. 98-Joe Boyles, Greenwood, MO (4); 7. 84-Shaun Shapel, Wichita, KS (7).

Schoenfeld Headers Heat Four (8 Laps):
1. 7U-Kyle Jones, Kennedale, TX (4); 2. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (7); 3. 44S-Andrew Felker, Carl Junction, MO (5); 4. 7M-Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (6); 5. 7X-Blake Edwards, Claremore, OK (3); 6. 84M-Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (1); 7. 28X-Mark Chisholm, Cheyenne, WY (2).

Racing Electronics Heat Five (8 Laps):
1.42-Hank Davis, Sand Springs, OK (4); 2. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (2); 3. 9X-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (7); 4. 19S-Trey Gropp, Lincoln, NE (3); 5. 3B-Shelby Bosie, Sherman, IL (1); 6. 321-Chad Winfrey, Gladstone, MO (6); 7. 7MX-Heath Murry, Tonganoxie, KS (5).

Rod End Supply B-Main (12 Laps):
1. 20G-Noah Gass (2); 2. 7X-Blake Edwards (9); 3. 19S-Trey Gropp (4); 4. 77W-Joey Wirth (3); 5. 3B-Shelby Bosie (10); 6. 3H-Wesley Smith (11); 7. 7S-Pat Schudy (6); 8. 7MX-Heath Murry (17); 9. 2-AJ Gilbert (5); 10. 98-Joe Boyles (13); 11. 60E-Mark Billings (19); 12. 3-Dustin Gilbert (8); 13. 15L-Merril Lamb (7); 14. 5H-Casey Hicks (16); 15. 321-Chad Winfrey (12); 16. 28X-Mark Chisholm (18); 17. 84M-Kade Morton (15); 18. 4F-Chad Frewaldt (1); 19. 84-Shaun Shapel (14).

POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 28-Ace McCarthy (2); 2. 67-Holley Hollan (9); 3. 44S-Andrew Felker (11); 4. 5D-Zach Daum (10); 5. 42-Hank Davis (4); 6. 32-Trey Marcham (5); 7. 3N-Jake Neuman (1); 8. 9-Daison Pursley (8); 9. 08-Cannon McIntosh (6); 10. 71-Jesse Colwell (12); 11. 7M-Chance Morton (14); 12. 3B-Shelby Bosie (21); 13. 7X-Blake Edwards (18); 14. 19S-Trey Gropp (19); 15. 2H-Luke Howard (16); 16. 17-Austin Brown (13); 17. 2-AJ Gilbert (23); 18. 3H-Wesley Smith (22); 19. 11-Daniel Robinson (15); 20. 77W-Joey Wirth (20); 21. 20G-Noah Gass (17); 22. 9X-Clinton Boyles (7); 23. 7U-Kyle Jones (3).
Lap Leader(s); Neuman 1; McCarthy 2-30.
Hard Charger(s): Bosie +9.

 

 

Westbrook, Costa, DeBoer, Wert, Nuell and Shadwell Win on Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Night at Ohsweken

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (July 12, 2019) – A busy night at Ohsweken Speedway saw 135 cars sign in for competition across five divisions of action on Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Kids Bike Night. Several young fans took home new bikes to enjoy this summer that were donated by Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet and several Ohsweken race teams.

On the track, Dylan Westbrook claimed victory with the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars for the fourth time this year and Jesse Costa won the main event with the Stickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars. For the stock cars, Trevor DeBoer took the checkered flag with the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks. In the HRW Automotive Mini Stock division, Kyle Wert won the postponed July 5 feature and Tim Nuell claimed a win in the regularly scheduled event. Then, in their only appearance of the season Mark Shadwell won the Vintage Car race.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Aaron Turkey and Cory Turner started on the front row for the 20-lap Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car A-Feature. Turkey led the opening lap before Turner got past him on lap two with a pass in turns three and four.

By lap six, Turner worked into lapped traffic with Mack DeMan moving past Turkey for second. DeMan caught Turner amongst the slower cars and the two dueled up front for the top spot, swapping the position briefly before the yellow flag waved with nine laps complete when Mike Thorne and Curtis Gartly spun in turn three.

On the restart, Turner brought the field back to speed and led lap 10, but DeMan drove to the point on lap 11 and claimed the top spot. Two laps later, Turner was under pressure from Dylan Westbrook and used a slide job to take the second spot. Turner tried to use the same move to take the spot back in turns one and two, but Westbrook used every inch of the racetrack to power past Turner on the outside.

Then with five laps to go, DeMan was in heavy lapped traffic and Westbrook closed the gap quickly. With two laps to go, Westbrook got past DeMan in turn three when the latter was forced to slow while entering the corner to avoid contact with a slower car.

Westbrook pulled away by at least five car lengths over the next two laps and as Westbrook drove into the final corner, Caleb Wood spun in turn four to bring out the yellow. That setup a one-lap dash to the finish where DeMan gave everything he had on the final two corners, but came up just short as Westbrook scored his fourth win of the season. Turner, Mitch Brown and Jim Huppunen completed the top-five. Jamie Turner, Turkey and DeMan won their qualifying heat races to start the night.

Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars

Liam Martin and DJ Christie paced the field to the green flag for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars season opening feature. Martin claimed an early advanatage while Jesse Costa got past Christie for second as the leaders all ran in the bottom groove.

Martin ran smooth, consistent laps as Costa tried to run him down, but was simultaneously being chased by Christie. A slide job on lap nine allowed Christie to take the lead from Costa in turn four and then set out to track down Martin. He did just that on lap 11 when he got past Martin for the lead in turn two and a lap later Costa shuffled Martin back to third.

Martin’s night went sour on lap 13 when he tagged the inside wall in turn four and suffered damage to the wheels. Christie led following the restart until the final caution on lap 16 for a spun Travis Hofstetter in turn two. The second restart didn’t prove as favourable for Christie as Costa returned the favour from earlier with a slide job in turns three and four to take the lead. Costa was flawless over the final three laps to claim his second win of the season while Christie settled for second. Nick Sheridan, Brad Herron and Jordan Hill rounded out the top-five.

Herron, Sheridan, Lucas Smith and Hill won their qualifying heats to begin the nights while Hannah Ferrell and Hofstetter won the B-Mains.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

Mark Fawcett and Aaron Rewutzsky brought the 28-car field of Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks to the line for the green flag. Fawcett jumped out front, but on lap four was battling with Rewutzsky again for the lead. A lap later, Rewutzsky’s car found it’s groove and took the lead, but was briefly embroiled in a three-wide battle for the top spot with Fawcett and Ryan Dinning with Ryan Beagle then jumping in the mix a lap later too.

On lap seven, the race was slowed for its first caution when Mark Bazuin spun in turn two. Rewutzsky and Dinning battled hard side-by-side on the restart before Dinning emerged with the lead on lap nine. As quickly as Dinning had the lead, he was under siege equally as fast from Trevor DeBoer. On lap 13, DeBoer had taken the lead from Dinning and paced the field to a caution on lap 16. DeBoer dominated on the restart and again following the final caution on lap 18 to score his third win of the season. Rewutzsky held off Dinning on the final corner to claim a runner-up finish while Ryan Beagle bested Dave Bailey for fourth. Derek Liverance, Dinning and Beagle scored victories in the qualifying heats earlier in the night.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

Trevor Want and Jeremy May started the night on the front row of the HRW Automotive Mini Stock 15-lap Feature for their rescheduled race from July 5. The opening lap did not go well for May, who got loose in turn one and made contact with Brian Crosgrove’s No.96 before sliding into the turn two wall with the driver’s door. He was uninjured.

On the restart, Want was quickly under pressure from Crosgrove and Sean Iftody among others. Crosgrove took over the lead on lap two and paced the next three laps before Iftody took over up front on lap five.

On lap seven, 20th starting Kyle Wert, the division’s point leader entering the night, had made his way into a battle for the lead and wrestled the point position away from Iftody. Fabio Olivieri worked his way to second and kept pace with Wert in front of the field until a lap 11 caution after Want spun in turn three after he and Kevin Thorne made contact. On the ensuing restart, Wert and Olivieri broke away from the rest of the field and engaged in a four-lap chess match to decide the winner. On the final lap, Olivieri gave a tap to Wert’s back bumper in turn three, but couldn’t move him enough to make a pass and Wert held on for his fourth win of the season with Tim DeBoer, Iftody and Kvein Thorne rounding out the top-five behind Olivieri.

In the second feature of the night for the Mini Stocks, Aidan Nigh and Tim Nuell started on the front row with Nuell grabbing the early lead. Paul Longboat quickly jumped into the early battle up front before Ryan Hillar joined the mix prior to a lap five caution for a stopped Mike Taylor in turn two. Another caution came before a lap could be completed when point leader Kyle Wert had issues to bring out the yellow flag.

The second restart with 10 laps to go saw Nuell and Longboat side-by-side for a lap before Nuell capitalized to take the lead on the outside. Behind the two leaders, a three-wide battle for third emerged with Hillar sandwiched between Tristan Da Silva and Wayde Thorne. Hillar eventually emerged with the third spot, but could not lose Thorne.

With five laps to go, Nuell continued to lead with momentum in the top lane despite Longoboat and Hillar giving chase as best they could. The top three held their spots over the remaining laps despite Hillar trying his best to take second on the final corner. The win was the first of Nuell’s career.

Nuell, Rob Twitchett, Kevin Thorne and Tim DeBoer raced to heat race victories, meanwhile Jason Tolton and Tim Jamieson scored checkered flags in a pair of B-Mains.

Vintage Cars

Andy Imbeault and David Charczuk were on the front row for the Vintage Cars 15-lap Feature. Imbeault and third-starting Mark Shadwell jumped out front. Imbeault quickly opened a considerable advantage over the rest of the field. At the halfway mark, Imbeault’s lead over Shadwell was a half lap before Imbeault spun in turn two to bring out the yellow, handing the lead to Shadwell. Over the final five laps, Shadwell held off a charge from Rick St. Pierre and then a hard-charging Imbeault, who was charging back to the front, to score the win. Imbeault and Charczuk raced to heat race victories earlier in the night.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway’s busiest week of action is up next. The track will return to action for Autograph Night on July 19 presented by Jibs Action Sports. All four Ohsweken weekly divisions will be in action and fans will get a chance to meet their favourite drivers on the track for autographs, photos and treats. Pit gates open at 5:30pm and spectator gates open at 6:00pm. Race time is 7:30pm and adult admission is just $14 and children 12 and under are $3 or less.

Then, the action continues with the two-day Summer Nationals on Monday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 23 featuring Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu presented by Burger Barn, Arrow Express, Bradshaw Brothers and Nitro 54 Variety. The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars will be in action both nights with $5,000 USD on the line each night. Monday night’s event will also feature the annual Late Model Open, Canadian/UMP Modified challenge and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Then, on Tuesday night, the Race of Champions Sportsman Tour, Action Sprint Tour and Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks join the card. Race time each night is 7:30pm with hot laps at 7:00pm. This is a reserved seating event. Advanced reserved tickets are available online for $30 per adult. Tickets and camping are available here. For additional event information and a full schedule of events, visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca.

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Ohsweken Speedway Race Report July 12, 2019 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Friday Night Excitement presented by Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Total Entries – 135

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (26 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [5]; 2. 17X-Mack DeMan, [3]; 3. 13-Cory Turner, [2]; 4. 68-Aaron Turkey, [1]; 5. 0-Jim Huppunen, [7]; 6. 10-Mitch Brown, [6]; 7. 91-Ryan Turner, [8]; 8. 5D-Shane Ross, [9]; 9. 49-Scott Kreuter, [11]; 10. 9-Steve Lyons, [15]; 11. 1-10-Jake Brown, [17]; 12. 1-Holly Porter, [12]; 13. 7-Caleb Wood, [10]; 14. 21-John Burbridge Jr, [16]; 15. 71S-Shawn Sliter, [14]; 16. 87X-Shone Evans, [19]; 17. 67-Pete Richardson, [21]; 18. 45-Curtis Gartly, [22]; 19. 55-Mike Thorne, [18]; 20. 81-Derek Jonathan, [13]; 21. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [24]; 22. 9B-Scott Burk, [20]; 23. 46-Kevin Pauls, [23]; 24. 11-Jamie Turner, [4]; 25. 88H-Josh Hansen, [25] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Aaron Turkey 1; Cory Turner 2-10; Mack DeMan 11-17; Dylan Westbrook 18-20 Hard Charger – Jake Brown +6 (17th to 11th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – All Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 11-Jamie Turner, [1]; 2. 10-Mitch Brown, [6]; 3. 7-Caleb Wood, [3]; 4. 81-Derek Jonathan, [2]; 5. 71S-Shawn Sliter, [5]; 6. 1-10-Jake Brown, [4]; 7. 9B-Scott Burk, [8]; 8. 21J-John Burbridge Sr, [7]; 9. 88H-Josh Hansen, [9]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – All Transfer – 2:04.844) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 68-Aaron Turkey, [1]; 2. 91-Ryan Turner, [2]; 3. 13-Cory Turner, [4]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [6]; 5. 9-Steve Lyons, [3]; 6. 21-John Burbridge Jr, [5]; 7. 87X-Shone Evans, [9]; 8. 45-Curtis Gartly, [8]; 9. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [7]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – All Transfer – 2:09.391) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 17X-Mack DeMan, [1]; 2. 0-Jim Huppunen, [2]; 3. 5D-Shane Ross, [3]; 4. 49-Scott Kreuter, [5]; 5. 1-Holly Porter, [6]; 6. 55-Mike Thorne, [4]; 7. 67-Pete Richardson, [7]; 8. 46-Kevin Pauls, [8]

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Mitch Brown

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Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars (34 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 52-Jesse Costa, [3]; 2. 5-D.J. Christie, [2]; 3. 45-Nick Sheridan, [6]; 4. 12-Brad Herron, [4]; 5. 28-Jordan Hill, [5]; 6. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [16]; 7. 74-Rob Neely, [11]; 8. 08-Steven Beckett, [14]; 9. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [7]; 10. 70-Baily Heard, [18]; 11. 1EH-Paul Klager, [13]; 12. 49L-Lucas Smith, [8]; 13. 19D-Allan Downey, [19]; 14. 49H-Jerry Hill, [17]; 15. 19-Brandon Murrell, [23]; 16. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [21]; 17. 88-Jesse McDonald, [15]; 18. 43-Darren Dryden, [10]; 19. 14T-Noelle Teal, [20]; 20. 14-Eric Gledhill, [9]; 21. 38-Derek Miller, [24]; 22. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [22]; 23. 83-Spencer Davis, [12]; 24. 29-Liam Martin, [1] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Liam Martin 1-10; DJ Christie 11-16; Jesse Costa 17-20 Hard Charger – Jacob Dykstra +10 (16th to 6th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:18.159) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 12-Brad Herron, [2]; 2. 52-Jesse Costa, [4]; 3. 1EH-Paul Klager, [3]; 4. 49H-Jerry Hill, [1]; 5. 70-Baily Heard, [5]; 6. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [6]; 7. MK8-Matthew Hill, [7]; 8. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [9]; 9. 69-Joshua Hill, [8]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 45-Nick Sheridan, [2]; 2. 74-Rob Neely, [1]; 3. 5-D.J. Christie, [5]; 4. 29-Liam Martin, [8]; 5. 88-Jesse McDonald, [7]; 6. 26X-Terry Baker, [4]; 7. 51-Trevor Young, [6]; 8. 20-Johnny Miller, [3]; 9. 69K-Jason Dixon, [9]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 49L-Lucas Smith, [4]; 2. 43-Darren Dryden, [2]; 3. 14-Eric Gledhill, [5]; 4. 83-Spencer Davis, [6]; 5. 14T-Noelle Teal, [3]; 6. 19-Brandon Murrell, [8]; 7. 22JR-Allan Gilleta, [1]; 8. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [7]

Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 28-Jordan Hill, [1]; 2. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [4]; 3. 08-Steven Beckett, [2]; 4. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [3]; 5. 19D-Allan Downey, [5]; 6. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [7]; 7. 38-Derek Miller, [8]; 8. 29W-Tyler Ward, [6]

B-Feature 1 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer – 2:42.624) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [2]; 2. 19-Brandon Murrell, [1]; 3. 26X-Terry Baker, [3]; 4. 51-Trevor Young, [4]; 5. 29W-Tyler Ward, [6]; 6. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [5]; 7. 69-Joshua Hill, [7]

B-Feature 2 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer – 2:40.498) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [1]; 2. 38-Derek Miller, [2]; 3. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [4]; 4. 20-Johnny Miller, [6]; 5. 22JR-Allan Gilleta, [5]; 6. MK8-Matthew Hill, [3]; 7. 69K-Jason Dixon, [7]

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Lucas Smith

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Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (27 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 23-Trevor DeBoer, [16]; 2. 4-Aaron Rewutzsky, [2]; 3. 8-Ryan Dinning, [8]; 4. 84RK-Ryan Beagle, [13]; 5. 49-Dave Bailey, [19]; 6. 79-Christopher Hale, [14]; 7. 53-Logan Shwedyk, [15]; 8. 28-Jim Lampman, [23]; 9. 32-Mark Fawcett, [7]; 10. 37-Robert Hoskins, [22]; 11. 28D-Donny Lampman, [9]; 12. 25-Ken Sargent, [11]; 13. 14-Jonny Lowenberg, [20]; 14. 6R-Jeff Roelofs, [6]; 15. 93-Mike Klazinga, [17]; 16. 38-Frank Turkey, [12]; 17. 40-Derek Liverance, [4]; 18. 21X-Mark Bazuin, [10]; 19. 13-Kacey Huffman, [3]; 20. 43-Kyle Andress, [1]; 21. 11-Gofast Teeple, [5]; 22. 41-Adam Plazek, [18]; 23. 1-Chris Dickie, [21] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mark Fawcett 1-3; Aaron Rewutzsky 4-9; Ryan Dinning 10-12; Trevor DeBoer 13-20 Hard Charger – Dave Bailey +14 (19th to 5th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – All Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 40-Derek Liverance, [5]; 2. 13-Kacey Huffman, [4]; 3. 43-Kyle Andress, [1]; 4. 4-Aaron Rewutzsky, [3]; 5. 6R-Jeff Roelofs, [7]; 6. 11-Gofast Teeple, [6]; 7. 41-Adam Plazek, [8]; 8. 1-Chris Dickie, [2]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – All Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 8-Ryan Dinning, [3]; 2. 25-Ken Sargent, [6]; 3. 28D-Donny Lampman, [4]; 4. 32-Mark Fawcett, [2]; 5. 21X-Mark Bazuin, [5]; 6. 38-Frank Turkey, [8]; 7. 28-Jim Lampman, [7]; 8. 37-Robert Hoskins, [1]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – All Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 84RK-Ryan Beagle, [1]; 2. 79-Christopher Hale, [2]; 3. 93-Mike Klazinga, [6]; 4. 53-Logan Shwedyk, [3]; 5. 49-Dave Bailey, [5]; 6. 23-Trevor DeBoer, [4]; (DQ) 14-Jonny Lowenberg, [7]

 

 

Meseraull Wins Sprint Feature, Headley Scores in Hornets,

McKenzie Tops Mods, VanDrunen Nabs Street Stocks

And Nickles Takes AMSA Mini-Sprint Main

During ‘Christmas in July’ Show at Gas City Friday

GAS CITY, Ind., July 13 — Thomas Meseraull must be on Santa Claus’s “nice list,” because the latter came all the way from the North Pole to watch the Waveland, Ind.-based driver win his fifth 25-lap non-wing sprint car feature of the year at Gas City I-69 Speedway Friday night. Santa brought gifts for the children in attendance, and a real reindeer named “Nutcracker” was led in front of the main grandstand to the delight of children of all ages as the quarter-mile clay oval celebrated “Christmas in July.”

Clark W. Griswold of National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation,” who looked a lot like James Headley of Marion, Ind., won the 15-lap hornet feature in a car with “Mr. Griswold” painted on its side, a Christmas wreath on its nose, and a Christmas tree strapped to its roof. Not only did the tree stay in place, its lights remained lit throughout the feature. Headley exchanged his helmet for a trooper cap like Cousin Eddie Johnson wore for his victory lane celebration.

Less festive but equally happy winners during the program were Zeke McKenzie of Claypool, Ind. after the 20-lap UMP modified feature; Justin VanDrunen of Crown Point, Ind. after the 15-lap street stock feature, and Jac Nickles of Harrod, Ohio after the 15-lap American Mini Sprint Association (AMSA) winged mini-sprint feature.

“T-Mez” started second in the 20-car sprint feature, charged by polesitter Shane Cottle of Kansas, Ill. with a move to the outside in Turn 2 on the first lap, and led all 25 laps despite three cautions that tightened up the field behind him. He was a straightaway ahead of Cottle at the finish.

Tom Eades of Sharpsville, Ind. owns Meseraull’s DRC, which uses a Stensland-prepped engine. The car is sponsored by Physical Medicine Consultants of Fort Wayne, Ind. and is wrenched by Allen Brown of Kokomo, Ind.

Cottle drives a DRC owned by Jamie and Michelle Paul of Eaton, Ohio. It is powered by a Foxco motor and sponsored by High ASSpirations Farm, Rumpke and Hawkins Speed Shop.

Scotty Weir of Marion, Ind. started sixth, passed Dustin Ingle of Elida, Ohio and Tim Creech of Indianapolis to move into fourth on the first lap, and got third after defending track champion Clinton Boyles of Brownsburg, Ind. stopped on the backstretch and retired with four laps complete. Weir went on to finish third in the Benic Enterprises DRC powered by a Pedersen engine, but Ingle spun in Turn 2 with seven laps down while running fourth, and Creech spun in Turn 4 with nine laps down while running sixth. Dallas Hewitt of Fletcher, Ohio, who started tenth, ended up fourth at the checkered while Travis Hery of Columbus, Ohio turned a 14th-place starting spot into a fifth-place finish.

Sixteen-year-old Brayden Clark of Tipton, Ind. flipped in Turn 4 at the halfway point of the sprint car B main, but luckily climbed out of his DRC under his own power. He’s sponsored by G&G Oil, Quality Pallet and State Farm.

Headley (aka Clark Griswold) started second in the hornet feature and led the whole way followed by his son, James Headley Jr. of Wabash, Ind. Headley Jr. got close on lap four while the pair lapped a slower car, but Headley Sr. had a half-straightaway lead over his son at the checkered. The Headleys are sponsored by Dudding’s Heating and Cooling, Garriott Electric, Edwards Automotive and TJR Trucking.

Polesitter Jason Spencer of Columbia City, Ind. ran in third place for the entire race in his 2006 Chevy Cobalt sponsored by Alexander’s Garage, Orr Motorsports and Buchanan Automotive. Kolton Sollars of LaFontaine, Ind. came out on top of the best battle of the race when he finished fourth in Kinnie Sollars’ No. 33S sponsored by Headley Tree Service, Holt Auto Body, BuckWild MMA and Dudding Heating and Cooling. Randy Brommer of Columbia City, Ind. placed fifth in the B&B Racing ’96 Cavalier that advertises the Indiana Donor Network in memory of Cody Brommer.

McKenzie became the fifth different UMP modified feature winner at Gas City this year when he was victorious in the BZ Enterprises No. 24, which is sponsored by Hogue Engines, Chadd Farms, Bar 13, W. Ousley Concrete, Brew Crew, and Albertson’s Harley Specialists. He started fourth, charged into second place on the first lap, and got the lead on lap two after a caution when Jim Post and Josh Betts got together in Turn 4. McKenzie survived two other cautions to win handily over Daniel Sanchez, who started second but dropped to third before dipping under Andy Bishop of Gas City working lap five on the frontstretch to secure the runner-up honors. The big battle in that race was for third, which finally went to Jerry Bowersock. Bill Griffith placed fourth and Derek Losh, who has won four UMP modified features this year at Gas City, came from the 22nd starting spot to finish fifth.

VanDrunen started on the pole of the street stock feature in his Full Auto Racing Supply No. 71 and led the first five laps before Mike Fincher of Rochester, Ind. passed him in Turn 2. VanDrunen got the lead again by dipping under Fincher in Turn 2 working lap 10. Fincher spun in Turn 4 on the white-flag lap to bring out a yellow and set up a one-lap shootout to the checkered. That gave second to Zac Banta of Brookston, Ind., who finished in that spot followed by Larry Persinger of Jonesboro, Ind. in the Marion Tire No. 3C Buick Regal, and Fincher.

Nickles, who also won the June 21 mini-sprint feature at Gas City, started sixth but was second by the end of lap one in his yellow CTK Motorsports No. 31 sponsored in part by T&D Interiors, NWO, RCS Construction and NBC Steering and Pumps. He took the lead by getting under polesitter Kinser Medler of West Salem, Ill. coming out of Turn 4 with six laps down, right before a yellow was needed for Chris Bounds of Lima, Ohio, who spun between Turns 1 and 2. There were no more yellows in that race and Nickles won by a straightaway over Medler’s Travco Motorsports No. 56 sponsored by Highland Farms.

Chris Miller of Lafayette, Ind. finished third. Adam Schmenk of West Mansfield, Ohio placed fourth. Bill Dunham of Bellevue, Mich., who makes his living as a locomotive engineer for the CN Railroad, rounded out the top five in he and his wife Kassie’s Henchcraft chassis XV3 powered by a stock Yamaha R1.

The AMSA mini-sprints will return to Gas City on Sept. 6 and Oct. 5.

This coming week is a special one at Gas City I-69 Speedway, as it will host the first event of the eight-event “NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week” featuring the USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars this coming Thursday night, July 18. Non-wing micro-sprints will also be on that card.

C.J. Leary won the most recent USAC Indiana Sprint Week event held at Gas City in 2017, while Tyler Courtney was triumphant in 2016 and Chase Stockon won in 2015. Jon Stanbrough holds the record for the most USAC Indiana Sprint Week victories at Gas City with five, the last of which came in 2014.

After that special Thursday show the track will be back in action on Friday nights with its “Wings and Fast Things” show on July 26. It will feature Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS) 360 winged sprints, UMP modifieds, outlaw winged 600cc mini-sprints, hornets and tough trucks. Dustin Daggett of Portland, Mich. hopes things will go differently for him in the GLSS race at Gas City on July 26 than they did last year during the first GLSS feature ever held at Gas City. Last June Daggett led every lap of that feature except for the lap that counted. Lapped traffic held him up in the fourth turn on the last lap, which allowed Max Stambaugh of Lima, Ohio, to slide ahead for the victory. The margin of victory for Stambaugh, who hounded Daggett the entire race, was a mere 0.108 of a second.

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

The speedway is located west of exit 259 off Interstate 69 in Gas City.

The results:

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Dustin Ingle, 3. Corey Smith, 4. Dallas Hewitt, 5. Austin Nigh, 6. Matt Goodnight, 7. Brad Greenup, 8. Gage Etgen, 9. Brain VanMeveren (DNF).

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Shane Cottle, 2. Tim Creech, 3. Garrett Abrams, 4. Mike Miller, 5. Travis Hery, 6. Kyle Robbins, 7. Cody White, 8. Adam Byrkett, 9. Michael Koontz.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Clinton Boyles, 2. Scotty Weir, 3. Cole Ketcham, 4. Dickie Gaines, 5. Matt Westfall, 6. Tyler Hewitt, 7. Billy Ney, 8. Brayden Clark, 9. Sterling Cling.

Non-Wing Sprint B Main (10 laps): 1. Tyler Hewitt, 2. Adam Byrkett, 3. Matt Goodnight, 4. Billy Ney, 5. Sterling Cling, 6. Brian VanMeveren, 7. Brad Greenup, 8. Michael Koontz, 9. Cody White, 10. Brayden Clark, 11. Kyle Robbins, 12. Gage Etgen (DNS).

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Shane Cottle, 3. Scotty Weir, 4. Dallas Hewitt, 5. Travis Hery, 6. Matt Westfall, 7. Cole Ketcham, 8. Corey Smith, 9. Dickie Gaines, 10. Mike Miller, 11. Garrett Abrams, 12. Matt Goodnight, 13. Tyler Hewitt, 14. Sterling Cling, 15. Adam Byrkett, 16. Austin Nigh, 17. Tim Creech, 18. Dustin Ingle, 19. Billy Ney, 20. Clinton Boyles.

UMP Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Jerry Bowersock, 2. Daniel Sanchez, 3. Scott Orr, 4. Jessica Sroufe, 5. Jim Post, 6. John Halsey, 7. Terry Griliott (DNF), 8. Derek Losh (DNS).

UMP Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Aaron Orr, 2. Andy Bishop, 3. Bill Griffith, 4. Jesse Strange, 5. Josh Betts, 6. Michael Thayer, 7. Jason McCoy, 8. Brad Kraus (DNF).

UMP Modified Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Clayton Bryant, 2. Zeke McKenzie, 3. Percy Gendreau, 4. Tony Anderson, 5. Bub Roberts, 6. Dan Lewellen (DNF), 7. Brandon Daily (DNF).

UMP Modified Feature (20 laps): 1. Zeke McKenzie, 2. Daniel Sanchez, 3. Jerry Bowersock, 4. Bill Griffith, 5. Derek Losh, 6. Clayton Bryant, 7. Scott Orr, 8. Jessica Sroufe, 9. Tony Anderson, 10. Andy Bishop, 11. Terry Grilliot, 12. Percy Gendreau, 13. Dan Lewellen, 14. John Halsey, 15. Bub Roberts, 16. Jesse Strange, 17. Jim Post, 18. Aaron Orr, 19. Jason McCoy, 20. Josh Betts, 21. Michael Thayer, 22. Brandon Dailey, 23. Brad Kraus (DNS).

Hornet Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Jason Spencer, 2. Stevie Clark, 3. Kolton Sollars, 4. Randy Brommer, 5. Levon Havens, 6. Brian Evans, 7. Brandon Ferren (DNF).

Hornet Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Clark W. Griswold (James Headley), 2. James Headley Jr., 3. Jacob Beard, 4. Joey Eastes, 5. Jesse Arenas (DNF), 6. Cody Clark (DNF).

Hornet Feature (15 laps): 1. Clark W. Griswold (James Headley), 2. James Headley Jr., 3. Jason Spencer, 4. Kolton Sollars, 5. Randy Brommer, 6. Brandon Ferren, 7. Levon Havens, 8. Joey Eastes, 9. Jesse Arenas, 10. Brad Evans, 11. Stevie Clark, 12. Cody Clark, 13. Jacob Beard.

Street Stock Heat (8 laps): 1. Justin VanDrunen, 2. Mike Fincher, 3. Zac Banta, 4. Larry Persinger.

Street Stock Feature (15 laps): 1. Justin VanDrunen, 2. Zac Banta, 3. Larry Persinger, 4. Mike Fincher.

AMSA Mini-Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Kinser Medler, 2. Todd Moore, 3. Howard McCormick, 4. Corey Bedwell, 5. Marty Spitler, 6. Chuck Weigh (DNF).

AMSA Mini-Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Chris Miller, 2. Adam Schmenk, 3. Jac Nickles, 4. Chris Bounds, 5. Jerry Inbody, 6. Bill Dunham.

AMSA Mini-Sprint Feature (15 laps): 1. Jac Nickles, 2. Kinser Medler, 3. Chris Miller, 4. Adam Schmenk, 5. Bill Dunham, 6. Todd Moore, 7. Chris Bounds, 8. Todd Moore, 9. Chuck Weigh, 10. Marty Spitler, 11. Howard McCormick, 12. Jerry Inbody (DNS).

 

 

Thomas Heats Up HOT ‘Bandits Victory Lane; Series Summer Break Underway!

Elm Mott, TX (07/13/19) by DarinShort.com. The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series invaded the 1/4 mile 'bullring' oval of Heart O' Texas Speedway (HOT) on Waco on Friday, July 12th with the running of the “MDA Muscling in the Dirt” night, and when the final checkers waved, Marcus Thomas would take the win with a spot-on wing dance that commemorated the moment. It would also become Thomas’s 4th Series victory of 2019. Click https://youtu.be/9-RqKX0baaA for a video clip of the feature racing action.

The night would start out with three www.KoolTrikes.com heat races that saw the D&W Towing and Recovery #12W of Dale Wester earning the www.FixYourGenerator.com Top Qualifier Award, and collecting $100 for his efforts. Special thanks to Fred Summers of www.FixYourGenerator.com for his continued support of the Sprint Car Bandits series.

The feature event would fire off sans Chance McCrary (engine) and Jeb Sessums (drivetrain) with a 4-wide salute to the large appreciative HOT crowd. It also happened to be a very pleasant night at the races with unseasonably comfortable conditions in the mid-80’s. You could also see in the far distance the lightning from Hurricane Barry dancing along the eastern horizon.

>From his outside front row starting spot, Marcus Thomas would shoot out to an early lead in the 25-lapper, with Jeff Emerson, Dale Wester and Junior Jenkins in tow. A quick caution would restart the field in Delaware format, when points leader Will Eggimann would be sent backwards into oncoming traffic when the green flag waved. Three other cars would be collected that saw light damage, but enough to force three cars out of the event.

When the race resumed, Thomas and Emerson pulled away from the field with Wester and Dalton Stevens putting on a great side-by-side battle for third. Emerson caught Thomas in heavy lapped traffic mid-way through the feature but Thomas would quickly make his way by those cars to remain at the point.

Another quick caution period saw the racing surface quickly rubbering up across the middle, when the Wester/Stevens side-by-side battle would result in contact with Stevens pancaking the backstretch wall and sliding to a stop outside the corner three entrance. The hard charging Wester would also drop out during the caution flag, putting an end to his solid run.

This would set up a shootout for the final four laps, when last week’s SCB winner Claud Estes III would emerge into second from his 5th place starting position to give Marcus Thomas a run for his money. Estes would close within a bumper of Thomas at one point, then Thomas was able to pull away by a 10-car length lead at the checkers. Emerson would finish in an impressive third place – in what was his first-ever Sprint Car Bandits series event. Jeremy Jonas and Daniel Estes would earn their best-ever SCB feature finishes by finishing in 4th and 5th, respectively. The balance of finishing order is posted below.

In light of the fact that 2019 is the ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ tour for the Sprint Car Bandits series, we intentionally planned a Summer Break this season so teams and fans can take in any of a number of huge events up north – without the fear of missing any of the action here.

The SCB will resume racing action in two months, with the fall events line-up to be posted in a month or so from now. Besides the ‘Month of Money’ events slated across the Midwest, this Summer Break will also allow for the heat of the summer to take its course, so when we resume Series action, it will take place during much more suitable racing conditions – for both fans and racing surfaces. We’re excited about this new twist to our schedule, as the season is long in Texas, and it gives everyone a chance to retool, go on vacations or check out other racing events – whether near, or far.

Thanks again to the great crowds that have attended Sprint Car Bandits events this season across the Metroplex region, the strong support of 77 different drivers, our sponsors, series workers, track workers & officials – and we look forward to seeing you all again after our Summer Break when racing action fires back up later in September!

In the meantime, if you’d like to get your brand new Fierce 15 driver t-shirts, the new online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com is open and orders get shipped regularly. Reminder, that proceeds from Fierce 15 driver apparel benefits each individual driver that is a part of the program, so please show your support by grabbing one when you can...and your support will help drivers better funded throughout the season.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news and where the DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Tour is headed to next. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits .

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please email SprintCarBandits@Outlook.com for more information. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

Thank you to the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Smiley’s Racing Products & Hoosier Tire Southwest, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, Utility Trailer of Dallas, Inc., www.KoolTrikes.com, www.DarinShort.com and www.ShopTheBOSS.com .

If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please email SprintCarBandits@outlook.com as soon as possible. This schedule is subject to change, so please visit the series website prior to traveling. New dates will be published when they become available.

Feature Results - Heart O' Texas Speedway (HOT) Friday, July 12th “MDA Muscling in the Dirt” night:

15t – Marcus Thomas

74e – Claud Estes III

35 – Jeff Emerson

5j – Jeremy Jonas

72 – Daniel Estes

99b – Blake Mallory

23 – Junior Jenkins

97 – Reagan Reed

17x – Micah Baccus

27 – Kodey Keimig

12w – Dale Wester (Top Qualifier)

99x – Dalton Stevens

71 – Colby Estes

77w – Will Eggimann

118 – Scott Evans

74 – DJ Estes

64 – Mark Zoeller

01j – Jeb Sessums (DNS)

13m – Chance McCrary (DNS)

Sprint Car Bandits Series Points Standings going into Summer Break (as of 7/13/19):

Position Car # Driver Name Total Points

1 77w Will Eggimann 1305

2 12w Dale Wester 1267

3 23j Junior Jenkins 1133

4 74e Claud Estes III 1070

5 71 Colby Estes 962

6 45b Casey Burkham 869

7 2 Michael Day 865

8 15t Marcus Thomas 844

9 118 Scott Evans 830

10 13m Chance McCrary 827

11 74 DJ Estes 770

12 20 Chad Wilson 769

13 27 Kodey Keimig 693

14 72 Daniel Estes 637

15 99x Dalton Stevens 614

16 21 Michelle Melton 591

17 02 Cody Freeman 545

18 80 Josh Hawkins 544

19 47 Chipper Wood 510

20 41m Steve McMackin 424

21 64 Mark Zoeller 418

22 33 Michael Merrell 392

23 10 Bryan Debrick 371

24 4 Austin Mundie 369

25 01j Jeb Sessums 342

26 2h Tommy Hall 328

27 44 Jason Howell 315

28 5J Jeremy Jonas 305

29 v8 Robert Vetter 300

30 76 Zane Lawrence 254

31 99b Blake Mallory 238

32 8a Koty Adams 218

33 17x Micah Baccus 215

34 5r John Ricketts 208

35 57 Chase Parson 190

36 79V Ryan Hall 185

37 04 Kyle Jones 184

38 55 Brad Queen 159

39 45 John Carney II 150

40 17W Harli White 142

41 26 Jacob Harris 142

42 1X Tim Crawley 135

43 12 Trey Schmidt 135

44 35 Jeff Emerson 135

45 48 Cody Stacy 130

46 49 Justin Fifield 125

47 2w Dustyn Welch 125

48 b51 Johnny Brown 122

49 9Z Taylor Courtney 119

50 91 Craig Oates 119

51 3 Willie Reed 116

52 97 Reagan Reed 116

53 92 Jordan Weaver 113

54 9tx Brad Wesp 113

55 8A Alan Myers 110

56 22L Kent Lewis Sr. 106

57 83 Jett Hays 106

58 17w Brad Welborn 104

59 07 Bobby Middleton 104

60 57C Chris Schmelzle 102

61 17 Channin Tankersley 100

62 16 Cody Tankersley 100

63 18 Logan Scherb 98

64 18L Dillon Laden 96

65 82c Christian Kinnison 92

66 10C Jeremy Campbell 92

67 41 Josh Harner 90

68 35 Chris Hinson 88

69 4b Austin Burkham 65

70 4t6 Russ Fletcher 65

71 15 Michael Colaluca 65

72 9 Bobby Breen 65

73 52 JD Fry 65

74 79 Charlie McDonald 65

75 12.5 James Griffin 65

76 5X Tyson Hall 65

77 22X Steven Shebester 65

 

 

Arenz goes back to back with MSA
at Outagamie Speedway

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 12, 2019 – Travis Arenz of Sheboygan made it two-for-two in the span of seven days as he collected his second consecutive Midwest Sprint Car Association A-main victory, during the series’ first of two scheduled appearances at the Outagamie Speedway Powered By EWSC Racing in Seymour, Wis. on Friday, July 12.

Two-time MSA champion Danny Schlafer of Sussex started the 25-lap main event from the pole flanked by Franksville’s Anthony Knierim. Schlafer got the jump on the drop of the green flag to lead the opening circuit on the smooth, wide and dry slick third-mile racing surface as fourth starter Adam Miller of Plymouth settled into the second spot.

On lap 2, Arenz, who started fourth used the high groove to power around Miller and Schlafer into the lead entering turn three. Arenz, who also won the fourth MSA 10-lap heat race earlier in the program, immediately pulled away from Schlafer utilizing the high line around the track.

Meanwhile sixth starter Josh Walter of Plymouth worked the high line to pass Adam Miller for third on lap 5. However, Miller battled back around the low groove to regain the third spot two laps later. As Arenz began to encounter slower traffic on lap 7 the lone caution flag of the race was displayed on lap 8 when Anthony Knierim rolled to a stop in turn one.

On the restart, Arenz darted away from the field, while 2018 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing champion Justin Miller, who started ninth, dove underneath Josh Walter to take fourth on lap 10 and worked past his brother, Adam, for third on lap 12.

Out in front, it was all Arenz as he maintained a solid half straightaway cushion over Schlafer. However, as the laps wound down, Arenz encountered a throng of lapped traffic, which allowed Schlafer to cut the gap significantly.

On lap 23, Schlafer pulled to within striking distance as Arenz tip-toed his way through the rear of the field. On the final lap, Schlafer ducked low in turn two to briefly pull even with Arenz. However, Arenz used his momentum along the cushion to pull away down the backstretch.

The determined Schlafer again pulled nearly event with Arenz in turn four, but Arenz fended off the challenge to earn his fourth career MSA A-main victory and third MSA victory of the 2019 season by a two-car length margin over Schlafer, who had to settle for second. Adam Miller finished third, four-time MSA champ and current point leader Kurt Davis of Milwaukee worked his way up from his 10th starting spot to finish fourth and Josh Walter rounded out the top five.

The event drew 31 MSA cars to the Outagamie Speedway facility. Scott Conger of Eagle won the 12-lap MSA B main and heat race victories went to Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum, Josh Walter, 2005 MSA champion Lance Fassbender of Burnett and Travis Arenz.

During the National Anthem, MSA competitors Paul Pokorski and Scott Conger honored longtime MSA supporter Dave “Hagar” Nelson, who passed away on July 5, by carrying the black flag in his memory. It was also announced that the Dave “Hagar” Nelson Tribute Night will be held during the next MSA appearance at Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing on Friday, Aug. 2.

The MSA competitors will return to action with a doubleheader weekend of 360 Sprint Car action on Saturday, July 20 at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. and Sunday, July 21 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis.

Hot laps begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow at 6 p.m. at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, July 20. On Sunday, July 21 at Angell Park Speedway, hot laps will begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

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Midwest Sprint Car Association
Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing
Seymour, Wisconsin
July 12, 2019
HEAT 1
1, Shane Wenninger 2, Justin Miller 3, Danny Schlafer 4, Scott Conger 5, Tyler Brabant 6, Josh Teunissen 7, Brandon Berth 8, Mike Decker.
HEAT 2
1, Josh Walter 2, Adam Miller 3, Brandon McMullen 4, Jack Vanderboom 5, Will Gerrits 6, Al Schlafer 7, Chris Larsen 8, Preston Ruh.
HEAT 3
1, Lance Fassbender 2, Anthony Knierim 3, Tony Wondra, 4, Tyler Tischendorf 5, Paul Pokorski 6, Bill Taylor 7, Blake Wondra 8, Ken Schmick.

HEAT 4
1, Travis Arenz 2, Kurt Davis 3, Wayne Modjeski 4, Nich Melis 5, Tim Haddy 6, Justin Erickson 7, Tyler Nelson.
B FEATURE
1, Scott Conger 2, Will Gerrits 3, Tim Haddy 4, Bill Taylor 5, Josh Teunissen 6, Nich Melis 7, Mike Decker 8, Justin Erickson 9, Tyler Brabant 10, Brandon Berth 11, Blake Wondra 12, Chris Larsen 13, Tyler Nelson 14, Preston Ruh 15, Ken Schmick.
A FEATURE
1, Travis Arenz 2, Danny Schlafer 3, Adam Miller 4, Kurt Davis 5, Josh Walter 6, Justin Miller 7, Brandon McMullen 8, Bill Taylor 9, Will Gerrits 10, Paul Pokorski 11, Lance Fassbender 12, Nich Melis 13, Josh Teunissen 14, Shane Wenninger 15, Scott Conger 16, Jack Vanderboom 17, Wayne Modjeski 18, Tim Haddy 19, Tony Wondra, 20, Tyler Tischendorf 21, Al Schlafer 22, Anthony Knierim.



 

 

MCINTOSH LIGHT AT SCALES; NEUMAN ASSUMES WIN AT VALLEY

GRAIN VALLEY, MO. (July 12, 2019) - No matter the story, no matter the driver, no matter the place, rules are rules. Unfortunately, on Friday night at Valley Speedway, 16-year old Cannon McIntosh was disqualified after initially winning his first-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League feature. Rolling across the scales on numerous occasions, the No. 08 consistently came across short of the 1,050 lbs. minimum requirement, ultimately giving Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Ill. his fourth-career POWRi National Midget victory.

Before the scene at the scales, the 30-lap "Thunder in the Valley" National / West feature was brought to life by front row starters Chance Morton of Coweta, Okla. and Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill. as the green flag flew. Leading the opening circuit, Daum stuck his Bullet/Toyota No. 5D to the low side, but Morton wound his No. 7M up on the high line and drove around to take the lead on lap two.

A lap nine caution jumbled the field back up and sixth-starter Cannon McIntosh came firing with a slider on Daum for the second spot. Another stoppage for top-five running Ace McCarthy halted the action and the ensuing restart saw a three-war war break out between McIntosh, Daum and Hank Davis for the runner-up position. Swapping slider-after-slider, corner-after-corner, McIntosh finally broke free of the battle and set his sights on Morton out front.

Restarting with 12 laps left, McIntosh had a golden opportunity to seize the lead and quickly took a shot at Morton, but the No. 7M prevailed and remained in control. However, on lap 22, the race took a wild turn. Attempting a slider for the lead into turn one, McIntosh's No. 08 drifted up just as Morton started hopping, and slight contact sent Morton over the cushion and upside down over the banking of turn two.

While Morton's bid for career-win #1 came to a disappointing end, the field re-fired with eight to go and McIntosh quickly pulled away. As lap traffic became tense and McIntosh's No. 08 was too tight on the cushion, Daum began to sneak in close and set up for a final lap chance at the win. However, the No. 5D stalled it in turn three going for the win, bringing his machine to a stop and setting up a one-lap dash to checkered.

Driving around Neuman's slidejob effort in turn one, McIntosh slapped it off the curb and drove away to his first-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory. A win months-in-the-making, the 16-year old Bixby, Okla. native had finally conquered a POWRi National Midget feature aboard the Dave Mac Motorsports, Drive WFX, Spike/Toyota No. 08. However, even as excited and jubilant the victory lane ceremony was, the emotions were short-lived and soon took a 180.

Rolling across the scales in hopes of meeting the mandatory rulebook weight minimum of 1,050 lbs, McIntosh's No. 08 came across light. As the mood drastically changed, the crew rolled him off and back on, only to fall short once again. Making a third and final attempt at hitting the minimum limit, McIntosh's machine missed the mark again, resulting in a heartbreaking disqualification for the young gasser.

Ultimately, Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Ill. was awarded his fourth-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory. A winner here in July of last year, the triumph marks back-to-back wins at Valley for Neuman aboard his Jim Neuman Racing, Brandt, BOSS/SR-11 No. 3N.

Coming across in second-place and earning Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger honors, Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Mo. supplied a magnificent 18th-to-second bid in his Chad Shields Racing, MelMark Pipe & Supply, Ripper/Fontana No. 44S. Rounding out the podium was tenth-starter Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, Calif. aboard the Keith Kunz Motorsports, JBL Audio, Bullet/Toyota No. 71.

Closing out the top ten was Kyle Jones with a 14th-to-fourth effort, Ace McCarthy recovering to fifth, Daniel Robinson moving from 21st-to-sixth, Holley Hollan crossing in seventh, Austin Brown advancing to eighth, Daison Pursley picking up ninth and Trey Marcham managing a tenth-place run.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midgets return to Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo. on Saturday for the second night of "Thunder in the Valley." On Sunday, the National superstars and the West regional warriors head for Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kans. to conclude the three-day weekend.

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Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps): 1.28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (3); 2. 67-Holley Hollan, Tulsa, OK (4); 3. 7S-Pat Schudy, Springfield, MO (1); 4. 56X-Mark Chisholm, Cheyenne, WY (5); 5. 11-Daniel Robinson, Ewing, IL (6); 6. 7MX-Heath Murry, Tonganoxie, KS (7); 7. 9H-Emilio Hoover, Broken Arrow, OK (8); 8. 77W-Joey Wirth, Waterloo, IL (DNS).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps): 1.5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (4); 2. 42-Hank Davis, Sand Springs, OK (6); 3. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (5); 4. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (7); 5. 20G-Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (1);6. 15L-Merril Lamb, Iola, KS (2);7. 60E-Mark Billings, Columbia, MO (3).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps): 1.08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (3); 2. 2H-Luke Howard, Overland Park, KS (4); 3. 7X-Blake Edwards, Claremore, OK (5); 4. 3B-Shelby Bosie, Sherman, IL (1); 5. 3-Dustin Gilbert, Tonganoxie, KS (7); 6. 6-Rick Horn, Colony, KS (2);7. 8M-Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (6).

Schoenfeld Headers Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 19S-Trey Gropp, Lincoln, NE (2); 2. 7M-Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (7); 3. 3H-Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (3); 4. 321-Chad Winfrey, Gladstone, MO (6); 5. 5H-Casey Hicks, Platte City, MO (5); 6. 926-Morgan Frewaldt, Kansas City, KS (DNS); 7. 84S-Shaun Shapel, Wichita, KS (DNS).

Racing Electronics Heat Five (8 Laps): 1.3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (4); 2. 7U-Kyle Jones, Kennedale, TX (2); 3. 17-Austin Brown, Millstadt, IL (3); 4. 32-Trey Marcham, Oklahoma City, OK (7); 5. 2-AJ Gilbert, Tonganoxie, KS (1); 6. 44S-Andrew Felker, Carl Junction, MO (5); 7. 9X-Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO (6).

Rod End Supply B-Main (12 Laps): 1. 17-Austin Brown (1); 2. 44S-Andrew Felker (11); 3. 3B-Shelby Bosie (6); 4. 20G-Noah Gass (9); 5. 11-Daniel Robinson (5); 6. 8M-Kade Morton (15); 7. 7S-Pat Schudy (3); 8. 3-Dustin Gilbert (4); 9. 7MX-Heath Murry (8); 10. 2-A.J. Gilbert (10); 11. 77W-Joey Wirth (18); 12. 56X-Mark Chisholm (2); 13. 60E-Mark Billings (17); 14. 5H-Casey Hicks (7); 15. 6-Rick Horn (13); 16. 15L-Merril Lamb (12); 17. 9H-Emilio Hoover (14); 18. 9X-Garet Williamson (16); 19. 84S-Shaun Shapel (19).

POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League Main Event (30 Laps): 1. 3N-Jake Neuman (3); 2. 44S-Andrew Felker (18); 3. 71-Jesse Colwell (10); 4. 7U-Kyle Jones (14); 5. 28-Ace McCarthy (5); 6. 11-Daniel Robinson (21); 7. 67-Holley Hollan (8); 8. 17-Austin Brown (17); 9. 9-Daison Pursley (12); 10. 32-Trey Marcham (13); 11. 8M-Kade Morton (22); 12. 5D-Zach Daum (2); 13. 42-Hank Davis (4); 14. 7M-Chance Morton (1); 15. 20G-Noah Gass (20); 16. 321-Chad Winfrey (15); 17. 2H-Luke Howard (9); 18. 2-A.J. Gilbert (23); 19. 3H-Wesley Smith (16); 20. 19S-Trey Gropp (7); 21.7X-Blake Edwards (11); 22. 3B-Shelby Bosie (19); 23. 15L-Merril Lamb (24); 24. 08-Cannon McIntosh (6) [DQ-Weight]. Lap Leader(s); Daum 1; C. Morton 2-21; McIntosh 22-30. Hard Charger(s): Felker +16.

 

 

Grosz, Amdahl and Halverson Victorious at Jackson Motorplex During New Fashion Pork Night

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 12, 2019) - Parity continued to reign supreme at Jackson Motorplex on Friday when two drivers reached Victory Lane for the first time this season during New Fashion Pork Night.

There have been 17 different winners in 19 official A Mains at the track this season.

Lee Grosz captured the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars main event and Elliot Amdahl was the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids feature winner. It marked their first triumph at the 4/10-mile oval this year as neither division has had a multiple-race winner in 2019.

Brandon Halverson was also victorious as he claimed the NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc victory to become the first two-time winner in one of the regular divisions at Jackson Motorplex this season.

Grosz took advantage of timely cautions to lead all 25 laps en route to the victory. Trey Starks, who tied his career-best finish at the track of second, was in position to pounce in traffic two times when a caution came out to give Grosz a clear track. The final opportunity came with five laps remaining and Grosz didn't see traffic again before the checkered flag was waved.

"I kept jumping the cushion and (am) lucky a caution came out," he said during a Victory Lane interview. "Before that caution with five laps to go I got my wing too far back. I had my hands full."

Jack Dover rounded out the podium with 14th-starting Terry McCarl placing fourth and Thomas Kennedy ending fifth.

Dusty Zomer, Grosz, Tommy Barber and Eric Lutz were the heat race winners. Lutz also won the dash and Derrik Lusk claimed the B Main.

Amdahl held off sixth-starting Kaleb Johnson during the 20-lap Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids A Main. Ryan Voss finished third with Colin Smith fourth and Brandon Bosma fifth.

Sam Henderson and Amdahl each won a heat race.

Halverson hustled to his first NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc win since the season opener. Johnny Parsons III rallied from seventh to second place with Jake Kouba scoring a third-place finish. Jeremy Kerzman was fourth and Alex Schriever placed fifth.

Donovan Peterson and Eric Schultz were the heat race victors. Halverson, Kouba, Bryan Roach and Peterson each set quick time during their group's qualifying session.

Jackson Motorplex has a pair of events on tap next week. It begins on Wednesday for the Sea Foam 50 featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Heartland Steel RaceSaver Sprint Cars presented by Wyffels Hyrbids and the Late Model Street Stock Series.

The oval will then host Livewire Printing Company Night featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc next Friday.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (July 12, 2019) -

MIDWEST POWER SERIES/MSTS 360 SPRINT CARS

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz (1); 2. 44-Trey Starks (4); 3. 81-Jack Dover (5); 4. 4X-Terry McCarl (14); 5. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (8); 6. 5-Dusty Zomer (9); 7. 33M-Mason Daniel (22); 8. 6-Eric Lutz (2); 9. 20G-Chris Graf (17); 10. 09-Matt Juhl (19); 11. 17B-Ryan Bickett (11); 12. 75B-Tommy Barber (6); 13. 2C-Wayne Johnson (3); 14. 35-Skylar Prochaska (10); 15. 33-James Broty (12); 16. 4-Cody Hansen (16); 17. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (23); 18. 74-Brodie Tulloch (13); 19. 2-Derrik Lusk (21); 20. 50-Chase Viebrock (7); 21. 35L-Cody Ledger (20); 22. 86-Donovan Peterson (18); 23. 33B-Scott Broty (15); 24. (DNF) 23W-Scott Winters (24).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 2-Derrik Lusk (1); 2. 33M-Mason Daniel (5); 3. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (2); 4. 23W-Scott Winters (7); 5. 2H-Bill Boles (3); 6. 14K-Tori Knutson (9); 7. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (16); 8. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (13); 9. 15C-Carter Chevalier (11); 10. 33S-Trevor Smith (12); 11. 101-Chuck McGillivray (10); 12. 5M-Troy Manteufel (15); 13. (DNF) 37-Sye Anderson (8); 14. (DNF) 03-Jamey Ogston (17); 15. (DNF) 14-Jody Rosenboom (4); 16. (DNF) 20-Brant O'Banion (6); 17. (DNF) 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (14); (DNS) 83-Justin Henderson.

Dash (4 Laps): 1. 6-Eric Lutz (1); 2. 4J-Lee Grosz (4); 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson (6); 4. 81-Jack Dover (2); 5. 44-Trey Starks (5); 6. 75B-Tommy Barber (3).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Dusty Zomer (1); 2. 81-Jack Dover (4); 3. 50-Chase Viebrock (6); 4. 17B-Ryan Bickett (7); 5. 33-James Broty (9); 6. 33B-Scott Broty (10); 7. 14K-Tori Knutson (2); 8. 15C-Carter Chevalier (5); 9. 03-Jamey Ogston (3); 10. (DNF) 83-Justin Henderson (8).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz (7); 2. 74-Brodie Tulloch (1); 3. 4-Cody Hansen (2); 4. 4X-Terry McCarl (6); 5. 2-Derrik Lusk (3); 6. 33M-Mason Daniel (4); 7. 23W-Scott Winters (5); 8. 20-Brant O'Banion (10); 9. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (8); 10. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (9).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 75B-Tommy Barber (2); 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson (4); 3. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (6); 4. 86-Donovan Peterson (1); 5. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (3); 6. 09-Matt Juhl (7); 7. 14-Jody Rosenboom (9); 8. 37-Sye Anderson (8); 9. (DNF) 5M-Troy Manteufel (5).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 6-Eric Lutz (5); 2. 44-Trey Starks (6); 3. 20G-Chris Graf (1); 4. 35-Skylar Prochaska (8); 5. 2H-Bill Boles (3); 6. 35L-Cody Ledger (7); 7. 101-Chuck McGillivray (2); 8. 33S-Trevor Smith (4); 9. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (9).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (3); 2. 22-Kaleb Johnson (6); 3. 1S-Ryan Voss (4); 4. 05-Colin Smith (8); 5. 23-Brandon Bosma (9); 6. 4S-Michael Stien (7); 7. 56-Bill Johnson (11); 8. 5J-Javen Ostermann (14); 9. 7-Johnny Sullivan (2); 10. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (5); 11. 83-Sam Henderson (1); 12. 12L-John Lambertz (10); 13. 8-Micah Slendy (12); 14. 27-Rick Schroeder (13); 15. 7K-Karlee Becker (15); (DNS) 1CC-Clayton Christensen.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 83-Sam Henderson (1); 2. 7-Johnny Sullivan (2); 3. 4S-Michael Stien (5); 4. 22-Kaleb Johnson (4); 5. 12L-John Lambertz (7); 6. (DNF) 5J-Javen Ostermann (3); 7. (DNF) 1CC-Clayton Christensen (6); 8. (DNF) 7K-Karlee Becker (8).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (2); 2. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (4); 3. 23-Brandon Bosma (6); 4. 1S-Ryan Voss (3); 5. 05-Colin Smith (5); 6. 56-Bill Johnson (7); 7. 8-Micah Slendy (1); 8. 27-Rick Schroeder (8).

NSL NON-WING SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (3); 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III (7); 3. 6-Jake Kouba (2); 4. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (4); 5. 0-Alex Schriever (9); 6. 16-Anna Kouba (10); 7. 99-Bryan Roach (11); 8. 22-Jeff Pellersels (6); 9. 55-Joseph Kouba (13); 10. 48-Neal Matuska (12); 11. (DNF) 38X-Eric Schultz (5); 12. (DNF) 7-Clinton Bruns (8); 13. (DNF) 19B-Jack Berger (14); 14. (DNF) 19-Donovan Peterson (1).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 19-Donovan Peterson (2); 2. 6-Jake Kouba (3); 3. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (4); 4. 7-Clinton Bruns (1); 5. 99-Bryan Roach (6); 6. 16-Anna Kouba (5); 7. 55-Joseph Kouba (7).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 38X-Eric Schultz (1); 2. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (4); 3. 22-Jeff Pellersels (2); 4. 0-Alex Schriever (5); 5. 12-Johnny Parsons III (3); 6. 48-Neal Matuska (6); 7. 19B-Jack Berger (7).

Qualifying 1 (3 Laps): 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson, 00:16.589(4); 2. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, 00:16.637(3); 3. 0-Alex Schriever, 00:17.410(2); 4. 55-Joseph Kouba, 00:17.518(1).

Qualifying 2 (3 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba, 00:16.891(1); 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III, 00:17.075(4); 3. 38X-Eric Schultz, 00:17.396(3); 4. 16-Anna Kouba, 00:17.405(2).

Qualifying 3 (3 Laps): 1. 99-Bryan Roach, 00:17.437(3); 2. 48-Neal Matuska, 00:17.456(2); 3. 19B-Jack Berger, 00:17.843(1).

Qualifying 4 (3 Laps): 1. 19-Donovan Peterson, 00:17.231(2); 2. 22-Jeff Pellersels, 00:17.232(3); 3. 7-Clinton Bruns, 00:17.394(1).

UP NEXT -

Wednesday for the Sea Foam 50 featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Heartland Steel RaceSaver Sprint Cars presented by Wyffels Hyrbids and the Late Model Street Stock Series

Friday for Livewire Printing Company Night featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonSpeedway/?fref=ts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacksonmotorplex/

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

Reed scores 3rd Attica 410 win, Miller takes 2nd 305 victory, Valenti tames trucks

 

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Oh. - Byron Reed has served notice that he will be a force to deal with when the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series comes to Attica Raceway Park Tuesday, July 16 for the 31st Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics. The eight time Attica champion took the lead with just seven laps to go and drove to his second straight 410 sprint car win of the year at "Ohio's Finest Racing" venue and the third of the season at the track.

Reed, from Monclova, Ohio, now has 42 career wins at Attica as he inches closer to Mark Keegan who has the most all-time 410 wins at the track with 56.

DJ Foos was able to finish fourth, putting him into contention for the $10,000 championship of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group as series' point leader Buddy Kofoid spun lat in the race and Cap Henry, who came into the night second in points, had a tire go flat in his heat and he did not transfer out of the B-main.

Fremont, Ohio's Jamie Miller is on a hot streak in the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints. The former Attica track champion took the lead on lap six and drove to his second straight win at Attica and the fourth straight over all as he has also won the last two features at Fremont Speedway. The victory is the 21st of his career in the division at Attica, placing him in a tie with Bryan Scott for fourth on the track's all-time win list.

The win also vaults Miller into a very tight point battle with John Ivy for the KS Sales & Service AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales title.

Fostoria, Ohio's Shawn Valenti survived a crash-filled dirt truck feature to score his second division win of the year at Attica. It was the 17th dirt truck win of his career at the track as he sits atop the division all-time win list.

Brian Lay led the first 17 laps of the Callie's Performance Products 410 A-main before Travis Philo slid in front on lap 18. Reed used a lapped car as a pick to grab the lead on lap 24 and held off Tim Shaffer on a late race restart for the victory.

"It's a different level of competition with the World of Outlaws. I'm feeling very comfortable though and I hope to do well Tuesday. Talked to Paul Kistler tonight and this is my favorite motor and everything feels right in the world when this combination is working. I want to thank Paul and Crown Battery and my mom and dad and my crew Kurt, Kevin and Dick and tonight my son Luke is here with me. Especially my mom....you guys don't know but we've been through some thick and thin here the past couple of years and she means a lot to me," said an emotional Reed.

Miller rim-road around the tough cushion to take the lead from Bobby Clark on lap six and avoid a lapped car that spun right in front of him with 11 laps to go and drove away for the Fremont Fence 305 A-main win.

"I had that ledge built up pretty good down in three and four and the car was getting really really tight with five to go so I had to be on my toes and be ready to correct if it caught. I have to thank Ryan French, Phil Rister, Eric Slade...we just got a brand new shock package on this car this week and definitely happy with the performance," said Miller beside his Fostoria Mod Shop/Crown Battery/Sonic Hauling/Pen Monster.com/Brad’s Barbecue/Napa of Attica/Avon by Angie/Griff’s Engines/Color Street by Jaime Hennig/Reedtown Tavern/York Carpet Outlet/Branham Builders/Imprint Logo backed #26.

Valenti grabbed the lead from the drop of the green in the 15 lap dirt truck feature. He had to survive six cautions and held off Brad Keckler for the win.

"Last couple of weeks have been pretty tough with the way we've been treated. I try to race everybody clean and hope they would do the same...you find out who your friends really are. I have to thank Jeff Babcock for putting me in this thing and all our sponsors," said Valenti beside his Craig Miller Trucking/Best Performance Motorsports/A Plus Auto Center/KS Sales & Service/Gressman Powersports backed #7B.

Brian Lay and TJ Michael brought the field to green for the 30 lap 410 sprint A-main with Lay taking the early advantage over Travis Philo, Michael, Reed, Nate Dussel, Tim Shaffer, DJ Foos, Stuart Brubaker, Hunter Schuerenberg and Buddy Kofoid. Reed moved into third on the second circuit with Dussel taking fourth a lap later.

The first caution flew on lap eight for an Andrew Scheuerele spin with Lay leading Philo, Reed, Dussel and Shaffer who had charged from 11th starting spot. On the restart Dussel drove into third but Reed returned the favor a lap later. Philo caught lay on lap 13 as the pair battled for the lead. Philo executed a slider for the lead on lap 18 and Reed got by Lay for second a lap later.

Exiting turn two with lapped traffic ahead, Reed made his winning move, using the lapped car as a pick to take the lead on lap 24. Shaffer took second with four laps to go and started to close on Reed just as the caution flew for fourth running Kofoid who was battling with Philo for third. with three laps to go, Reed got a great restart and drove to the win over Shaffer, Philo, Foos and 14th starter Cale Conley.

Bobby Clark and Mike Keegan paced the field for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Clark bolting into the lead over Kyle Capodice, Miller and Keegan. Miller drove into second a lap later and immediately challenged Clark for the lead, taking it with a drive off the cushion in turns three and four on lap six. Miller began to pull away until encountering heavy lapped traffic with 12 laps to go allowing Clark and Capodice to close.

Ted Peck spun right in front of the leaders for the only caution on lap 14 as Miller and Clark narrowly missed him. On the restart Miller blasted to the caution and drove away for the win. Cark held off a charging Seth Schneider for second with Capodice and Mitch Harble rounding out the top five.

Andy Keegan and Paul Brown Jr. brought the field to green for the truck feature but fourth starter Valenti grabbed the lead. Three cautions in the first five laps kept the field in check with Valenti leading Keegan, Brown, Brian Arnold, Brad Keckler and Jeff Ward. Brown and Keegan tangled on lap six battling for second, handing the runner-up spot to Keckler.

Cautions fell on lap 10, 11, 12 and 13 which kept the field close. Valenti pulled away the final three laps for the win over Keckler, Ward, Arnold and Eric Devanna.

Gates open Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. for the return of the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. Attica Raceway Park will again pay World of Outlaws memberships for the top 15 in weekly points going into Tuesday. There is also a lot of bonus money up for grabs for the top 15 in Attica points.

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

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Attica Raceway Park
Friday, July 12, 2019
Smith Family Foods/Croghan Colonial Bank Night
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410 Sprints - Callie's Performance Products

Qualifying
1.16-DJ Foos, 12.799; 2.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.994; 3.25M-Chris Andrews, 13.058; 4.1-Nate Dussel, 13.069; 5.91-Cale Thomas, 13.083; 6.49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.091; 7.33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.245; 8.70-Henry Malcuit, 13.253; 9.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.270; 10.5T-Travis Philo, 13.287; 11.23-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.310; 12.4-Cap Henry, 13.315; 13.3C-Cale Conley, 13.323; 14.5-Byron Reed, 13.326; 15.45L-Brian Lay, 13.341; 16.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.347; 17.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.350; 18.8M-TJ Michael, 13.393; 19.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.404; 20.71-Aryton Olsen, 13.418; 21.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.479; 22.2AU-Andrew Scheuerele, 13.538; 23.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.563; 24.2+-Brian Smith, 13.580; 25.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.677; 26.40I-Mark Imler, 13.925; 27.7-Dylan Kingan, 13.992; 28.96AU-Bruce White, 14.427;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 3C-Cale Conley[3] ; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams[5] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 7. 7-Dylan Kingan[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 3. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg[4] ; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton[5] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 6. 40I-Mark Imler[7] ; 7. 4-Cap Henry[3]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 3. 71-Aryton Olsen[1] ; 4. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerele[5] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger[2] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 25M-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[3] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[1] ; 4. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 5. 33W-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 6. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 7. 70-Henry Malcuit[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 33W-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 2. 91-Cale Thomas[8] ; 3. 2+-Brian Smith[3] ; 4. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 5. 4-Cap Henry[10] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 9. 7-Dylan Kingan[9] ; 10. 40I-Mark Imler[6] ; 11. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 12. 70-Henry Malcuit[12]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 5-Byron Reed[6] ; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer[11] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 4. 16-DJ Foos[5] ; 5. 3C-Cale Conley[14] ; 6. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 7. 25M-Chris Andrews[10] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 10. 2+-Brian Smith[19] ; 11. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 12. 91-Cale Thomas[18] ; 13. 46AU-Stuart Williams[20] ; 14. 33W-Caleb Griffith[17] ; 15. 71-Aryton Olsen[13] ; 16. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[7] ; 17. 22B-Ryan Broughton[15] ; 18. 2-Ricky Peterson[9] ; 19. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerele[16] ; 20. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg[12]
Hard Charger: 49x-Tim Shaffer +9

305 Sprints - Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 7-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[7] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[9] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 7. 28-Tad Peck[1] ; 8. 5-Kody Brewer[6] ; 9. 22-Justin Lusk[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[4] ; 6. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[3] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebold[7] ; 8. 1H-Zeth Sabo[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. X-Mike Keegan[1] ; 2. 25R-Mitch Harble[2] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[8] ; 5. 3V-Chris Verda[6] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 7. 3X-Brandon Riehl[7] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[3]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[3] ; 3. 28-Tad Peck[4] ; 4. 3X-Brandon Riehl[6] ; 5. 5-Kody Brewer[7] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[5] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[9] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[2] ; 9. 1H-Zeth Sabo[8] ; 10. 22-Justin Lusk[10]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 5. 25R-Mitch Harble[8] ; 6. X-Mike Keegan[2] ; 7. 25-Jason Keckler[6] ; 8. 1W-Paul Weaver[13] ; 9. 97-Kyle Peters[5] ; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti[10] ; 11. 7M-Brandon Moore[9] ; 12. 77I-John Ivy[11] ; 13. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[14] ; 14. 11G-Luke Griffith[17] ; 15. 19R-Steve Rando[16] ; 16. 4*-Tyler Street[12] ; 17. 3V-Chris Verda[15] ; 18. 3X-Brandon Riehl[19] ; 19. 5-Kody Brewer[20] ; 20. 28-Tad Peck[18]
Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver +5

Dirt Trucks -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[3] ; 3. 1X-Brad Keckler[5] ; 4. 83-Noah Wagner[2] ; 5. 7X-Dana Frey[4] ; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 7. 04-Jeff Hites[8] ; 8. 25-Bryce Black[1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 1-John Brooks[3] ; 2. 33W-Jeff Ward[2] ; 3. P51-Paul Brown Jr[1] ; 4. 0-Andy Keegan[7] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[4] ; 6. 75-Adam Dible[6] ; 7. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[7] ; 2. 16-Jim Halcomb[5] ; 3. 37-Eric Devanna[3] ; 4. 33A-Brian Arnold[6] ; 5. 67-Ben Clapp[4] ; 6. 11-Austin Gibson[2] ; 7. 8W-Austin White[1]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 1X-Brad Keckler[11] ; 3. 33W-Jeff Ward[7] ; 4. 33A-Brian Arnold[3] ; 5. 37-Eric Devanna[6] ; 6. 67-Ben Clapp[15] ; 7. 1-John Brooks[12] ; 8. 17X-Dustin Keegan[16] ; 9. 83-Noah Wagner[5] ; 10. 26-Kyle Lagrou[14] ; 11. 04-Jeff Hites[19] ; 12. 11-Austin Gibson[18] ; 13. 25-Bryce Black[22] ; 14. 8KB-Kent Brewer[8] ; 15. P51-Paul Brown Jr[2] ; 16. 7X-Dana Frey[13] ; 17. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[20] ; 18. 8W-Austin White[21] ; 19. 16-Jim Halcomb[10] ; 20. 75-Adam Dible[17] ; 21. 0-Andy Keegan[1] ; 22. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[9]

 

 

Mitchell Faccinto Scores Second Win Of 2019 Speedweek; First-Ever Win At Sunset Speedway Park

 By Ben Deatherage Banks, Oregon- Thursday, July 11th just so happened to be the date reserved for Sunset Speedway Park for Speedweek Northwest. Despite some cloudy weather earlier in the day, the race did not disappoint. Twenty-cars were in the pits at the “Banks Bullring” making the journey from the states of Oregon, Washington, California, and Oklahoma as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Hanford, California pilot Mitchell Faccinto was the one to beat in the main event. Racing for car owner Stan Greenberg, Faccinto, worked his magic in both open traffic and while negotiating the lapped cars. Only briefly was he held up but after a slight hold up he managed with the tail end of the field he was able to work it out and cruise to the main event victory. It is Mitchell’s third career Speedweek win, second of the 2019 schedule, and the first time he has won at SSP.

Elverta, California’s Steven Tiner was a respectable second while Justin Sanders, of Aromas, California, placed third. Teenagers Devon Borden, from Raymond, Washington, and Harrisburg’s Tyler Thompson were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Earlier in the night Devon Borden broke the old track record of 12.424 seconds, set by Michael Kofoid last year, and lowered it down to an incredible 11.367 seconds. Heat race wins went to Jake Wheeler of Central Point, Foresthill, California’s Ryan Robinson in the Vern Morrison entry, and Seth Bergman now residing in Owasso, Oklahoma.

Speedweek Northwest returns to Cottage Grove Speedway on Friday, July 13th and will remain there on Saturday, the 14th. The schedule for Friday and Saturday is as follows with the Pit Gates open at 1:00 PM, Front Gates 3:30, and Time Trials at 5:30 with Racing beginning at 6:00. Tickets per race are $15.00 for Adults, Seniors/Juniors/Military $12.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. For more information and updates log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or check out the official Facebook page.

If you can only make a race or two don’t worry as we have you covered with live streaming lap to lap coverage courtesy of Dirt Oval TV. As in the previous four Speedweeks, it will be once again sanctioned by the Western Sprint Tour. For the latest news and information be sure and either visit the Western Sprint Tour Facebook page or the series website at http://www.cottagegrovespeedway.com/western-sprint-tour .

2019 Speedweek Northwest Schedule Monday, July 8th-Siskiyou Motor Speedway-Yreka, California (Mitchell Faccinto) Tuesday, July 9th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon (Rained Out) Wednesday, July 10th- Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon (Justin Sanders) Thursday, July 11th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon (Mitchell Faccinto) Friday, July 12th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon Saturday, July 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon

Race Results Speedweek Northwest Round #3 Thursday, July 11th, 2019 Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon

Quick Time: Devon Borden 11.367 (New Track Record) Heat Race Winners: Jake Wheeler (1), Ryan Robinson (2), Seth Bergman (3) Trophy Dash Winner: Steven Tiner A-Feature: 1. Mitchell Faccinto; 2. Steven Tiner; 3. Justin Sanders; 4. Devon Borden; 5. Tyler Thompson; 6. Tony Gualda; 7. Ryan Robinson; 8. Justyn Cox; 9. Seth Bergman; 10. Jake Wheeler; 11. Colby Copeland; 12. Tanner Holmes; 13. Jesse Love; 14. Kyle Miller; 15. Jake Haulot; 16. Nate Schank; 17. John Clark; 18. Jake Gilman; 19. Corbyn Fauver; 20. Emily Williams

 

 

Mason Daniel Wins His First Career Sprint Invaders Feature at Lee County!

(Bill W) Donnellson, IA, July 11, 2019 – Mason Daniel claimed his first career Sprint Invaders feature victory Thursday night at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. The win was worth $1,500 to the Springville, California native and came aboard the Mason Daniel Racing #33m.

Ayrton Gennetten, who had dominated the Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash, took the early lead from outside row on in the 20-lap main event. Sixteen-year-old Riley Goodno, who was making his first Sprint Invaders appearance, trailed him from his pole position, followed by Daniel, Kaley Gharst and Josh Higday.

Colton Fisher spun with a lap in the books, bringing the first of two cautions. The second came on the restart. Gharst shot from fourth to second on the dry surface, before something went awry in turn three for him, and he spun to the infield and out of the race.

Gennetten led Goodno, Daniel, Higday and Jamie Ball back to green. Daniel quickly ducked under Goodno into second and pursued the leader, while Ball garnered fourth. 2016 series champion, Chris Martin, was on the move as well, having worked from his 14th starting spot to fifth by lap four.

Gennetten entered lapped traffic on the ninth circuit. Two laps later, a lapped car got sideways in front of him. The third generation driver from Missouri checked up, and Daniel seized the opportunity, exploding into the lead. About the same time, Ball worked his way by Goodno into third.

Daniel pulled away to the checkers, ahead of Gennetten, Ball, hard-charger Martin and Goodno. Higday, John Schulz, Carson McCarl, Parker Price-Miller and Harold Pohren rounded out the top ten. Ball, Gharst and Daniel won heat races, and Martin won the B main. Joey Laue took a nasty ride that launched him over the turn three fence. He walked away under his own power.

“Early in the race, I was able to get third, and get to second after a couple yellows,” said Daniel in front of a good Lee County Fair crowd. “It was mainly about saving your tires. Once the rubber came in, I knew if I could stay within somewhat of a distance to him…when we got in lapped traffic, it would be harder for him. That’s what happened, and once we got the lead, we never looked back. I first came here last year and ran fifth. I came hear earlier this year in a 410 and got second. Now, I finally got to get a win here. It’s pretty cool. It’s a very fun race track. It’s up there in my favorites.”

“Both times I’ve been here, the same thing happened,” said Gennetten. “The last time, (Josh) Schneiderman and I were racing for the lead and a lapped car spun out in front of us and took us out. This time, a lapped car just got shoved up in the loose stuff and came down the track. I thought he was going to the infield, so I sort of checked up. That’s all Mason needed to get by me. We were fast all night. I can’t say enough about the help we had tonight. It was great to have Jeff (Mitrisin) helping us. We were fast. Sometimes it just doesn’t go that way. We’ll see what’s in store for us Saturday at Knoxville.”

“We had a really good start the first time before it got called back,” said Ball. “The car was good overall. It got better as the race got going. We really got those guys reeled in to where we could see them again…both Gennetten and Daniel there. A couple lapped cars got in there, and got to racing each other. I just couldn’t squeeze by them. It was a good top three run. Hopefully, we’re starting to hit our stride with the big races coming up.”

The Sprint Invaders next action will be Wednesday, July 24, at the Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa during the Dubuque County Fair.

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 20 laps: 1. 33m, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (5) 2. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (2) 3. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (6) 4. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (14) 5. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (1) 6. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (3) 7. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (9) 8. 17A, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (13) 9. 50, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (16) 10. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (7) 11. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (10) 12. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (15) 13. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (11) 14. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (12) 15. 88, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (19) 16. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (17) 17. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (18) 18. 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (8) 19. 78, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (4) 20. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (20). Lap Leaders: Gennetten 1-10, Daniel 11-20.. KSE Hard-charger: C. Martin.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Jamie Ball (2) 2. Josh Higday (4) 3. Harold Pohren (1) 4. Colton Fisher (3) 5. Carson McCarl (7) / 6. 4*, Bailey Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (6) 7. Dustin Selvage (8) 8. 17J, Joey Laue, Morning Sun, IA (5)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Kaley Gharst (4) 2. Riley Goodno (1) 3. Jon Agan (6) 4. Tanner Gebhardt (2) 5. Daniel Bergquist (3) / 6. Dustin Clark (8) 7. Justin Buchholz (7) 8. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (5)

Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Mason Daniel (1) 2. Ayrton Gennetten (6) 3. John Schulz (4) 4. Cody Wehrle (3) 5. Josh Schneiderman (8) / 6. Chris Martin (5) 7. Parker Price-Miller (7) 8. 11c, Mason Campbell, New Berlin, IL (2)

B main (started), 12 laps: 1. Chris Martin (3) 2. Dustin Clark (2) 3. Parker Price-Miller (6) 4. Dustin Selvage (4) 5. Justin Buchholz (5) / 6. Brayden Gaylord (8) 7. Mason Campbell (9) 8. Bailey Goldesberry (1) 9. Joey Laue (7)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (1) 2. Josh Higday (2) 3. Kaley Gharst (4) 4. Mason Daniel (5) 5. Jamie Ball (6) 6. Riley Goodno (3)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Cody Wehrle
Saldana Racing Products – Tanner Gebhardt
Kreitz Oval Track Products – Dustin Selvage

 

 

Westfall & Pauch Jr. Take Ronnie Tobias Memorial Wins At Kutztown's Action Track USA

Colin White Steals 600 Sprint Victory; Dylan Hoch & Kasey Hufcut Triumph In Slingshot Mains

Kutztown, PA (July 10) - A one-month forced hiatus had everyone aching for some racing at Kutztown's Championship Energy Action Track USA. And Wednesday night's Ronnie Tobias Memorial did not disappoint as the fast and furious competition kept the fans on the edge of their seats in every one of the five big feature races.

The seventh annual Ronnie Tobias Memorial, presented by Scott Fick Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling along with VBC Construction, was highlighted by Twin 20's for the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs. Ohio's Matt Westfall and Jersey boy Billy Pauch Jr. were victorious in those 20-lap mains, with each driver also finishing second to the other in the feature he didn't win.

A wildly entertaining Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprint feature came down to the last lap, where the gloves came off and the sparks were flying as Colin White ducked under the first and second place cars to snatch the popular victory.

Dylan Hoch scored his third All Star Slingshot triumph of the season in that division's 40-lap main, and Kasey Hufcut recorded a dominating win in the 15-lapper for the Junior Slingshots.

Championship Energy Action Track USA swings back into race mode on Wednesday, July 17, with a third attempt (of the year) to run the Goldie & Elton Meitzler Memorial for the USAC SpeedSTRs, Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprints, All Star Slingshots, and the Berks County debut of the Restricted 600 Sprints. This will be a very special event because, for the first time since the speedway was renovated and became Action Track USA, the 600 Sprints will compete with wings bolted to the top of their roll cages.

"We've definitely found something with this car...it's really dialed in right now," explained Matt Westfall after his second straight SpeedSTR victory came in the first of Wednesday night's Twin 20's.

"The Flying Buckeye" lived up to his nickname in the opening 20-lapper, as he snared the runner-up spot from Earl Paules on the second trip around the clay, then fought off strong challenges from Trevor Kobylarz, Paules, and Tim Buckwalter during the first half of the race. Westfall eventually pulled ahead of those three competitors and began a slider-throwing battle with leader Steve Buckwalter. Westfall finally nosed ahead and became the leader on the 11th tour, leaving S. Buckwalter to duel with his cousin, Tim, in a slidefest for second place.

Steve Buckwalter began to backslide through the top five as Billy Pauch Jr., rebounding after his involvement in a multi-car incident on the original start, moved up to challenge Tim Buckwalter for runner-up honors. Soon after a restart with four to go, Pauch Jr. worked the low groove to wrestle second away from T. Buckwalter. He chased Westfall to the checkered, finishing 1.100-seconds behind the Ohio driver's No. 54. Tim Buckwalter, Trevor Kobylarz, and Earl Paules (with significant front end damage to his No. 8) made up the top five while TJ Mayberry, who started 18th, sliced his way to sixth at the end.

Race number two saw TJ sneak by Ken Meisner to lead the first revolution. On the fourth circuit, Billy Pauch Jr. went from third to first, passing both Meisner and Mayberry to gain the point. With Pauch, who hails from Milford, NJ, setting sail out front, attention turned to a terrific fifth-place scuffle between Kobylarz and Westfall. They traded the position several times until the yellow flag appeared at the halfway mark of the 20-lap affair. On the restart, Westfall powered into third. He and Meisner swapped slide jobs over the second half of the event until Westfall claimed the runner-up slot for good with four laps remaining. At the finish it was Pauch Jr. in for the win - his second in the Ronnie Tobias Memorial but first since the inaugural event back in 2013. It was also Pauch's second SpeedSTR triumph of the season and his all-time leading 17th win at the Berks County oval.

Westfall had to settle for second in this one, with Meisner scoring his best-ever Action Track USA finish by placing third. Alex Yankowski climbed from 18th to fourth and TJ Mayberry wound up fifth.

The 25-lap feature for the Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprints will be remembered for a final two-lap shootout after a caution period with 23 complete. But prior to that, Tim Buckwalter, the all-time 600 Sprint win leader at Action Track USA, set the pace after starting on the pole. Nash Ely, Colin White, and Billy Koch waged war for the second spot, but that fight turned into a two-car tussle when Ely began to slip back through the field. White and Koch scratched and clawed as they battled for second, with Koch gaining the advantage with six to go. When White attempted to dive back under the No.. 66 in turn one, he got in a bit too hot, bumped the Koch machine, and nearly spun. White was able to gather his mount and continue, but he lost two positions in the process. As he admitted afterward, "I thought I gave it away right there."

But, in the immortal words of Yogi Berra, it's never over until it's over, and White was far from finished. When the clutch burned up on the Koch No. 66 and it wouldn't take off on a restart with two tours left, he collected Jason Swavely and the yellow flew again. That set up the final, frantic restart and two-lap slugfest that decided the race.

Buckwalter still led, and Strada was now second with White back to third and 14th starter Billy Pauch Jr. in fourth. As they roared back into turns one and two, Buckwalter chose the high groove but got a little loose exiting turn two. Strada shot to his inside and pulled ahead as they drag raced down the back chute. Buckwalter went back to the top in three while Strada picked the middle of the banking, and White, in a dramatic charge, made a bonzai dive to the bottom. As White nosed ahead, Strada slid up and Buckwalter came off the middle of turn four. They were three-wide for an instant, but White motored on as Buckwalter and Strada made hard contact at the exit of the fourth turn. Both cars came to a stop, side by side and just about 75 feet from the checkered flag.

White streaked to the line, notching his second career win at the speedway on the Kutztown Fairgrounds. Pauch Jr. avoided the disabled cars of Strada and Buckwalter and finished second with point leader Kenny Miller III ending up third. Eleventh-starting Damon Paul weaved his way to fourth and John Barnett maneuvered from 16th to fifth.

Mertztown, PA's Dylan Hoch started third in the 40-lap main for the All Star Slingshots, but he did not stay there for long. Hoch ducked under Taylor Mills to grab second on the second trip around the clay. Mills, Dave Carraghan, Jared Silfee, and Scott Neary scuffled for third as Hoch went after race leader Brett Bieber. On the seventh circuit, Hoch muscled past Bieber to secure the top spot while Mills, Carraghan, and Silfee went three-wide for third. As Hoch took off with the lead, Carraghan emerged from the three-car fight to run third and he began to hassle Bieber for the runner-up position. That battle went right down to the wire as Hoch cruised to his third victory of the year and Bieber held off Carraghan for second place money. Silfee and Neary completed the top five.

Kasey Hufcut won his first Junior Slingshot feature at Action Track USA, leading all 15-laps of the event. Aidan Donaldson, Paulie Hartwig III, Tyler Ulsh, and James Hendricks diced for positions two through five throughout the race, with Ulsh finally claiming second place and trying, but not succeeding, to run down the leader.

Hufcut waltzed to the victory over Ulsh, who was last year's Junior Slingshot point champion at Action Track USA. Hartwig ran a stong race to finish third, with Hendricks and Logan Bauman rounding out the top five.

Action Track Sidebites:

The healthy car count included 24 SpeedSTRs, 43 of the 600 Sprints, 23 All Star Slingshots, and 14 of the Junior Slingshots.

Due to the format of the Ronnie Tobias Memorial (Twin 20's for the SpeedSTRs and five total features), only the Junior Slingers ran heat races. The SpeedSTRs, 600 Sprints, and All Star Slingshots took part in timed dashes (group time trials), then the fastest drivers in the 600's and Slingshots competed in Dash Races to determine the top starting positions in their respective features. A pair of B-Mains were also run to lock in the final qualifiers for the 600 Sprint main.

Setting quick time in the group time trials were Matt Westfall in SpeedSTRs (11.809-seconds); Tyler Brehm in 600's (11.510-seconds), and Dylan Hoch in the All Star Slingshots (13.753-seconds).

The two Dash Races for the 600 Sprints went to Jason Swavely and Tim Buckwalter, who both earned a new Hoosier right-rear tire for their victories. The 600 B-Main winners were Chad Sandt and Austin Quick.

Brett Bieber won the All Star Slingshot Dash. Kasey Hufcut and Jacob Taylor were victorious in the Junior Slingshot heat races.

Wednesday, July 17 is the Goldie & Elton Meitzler Memorial as the SpeedSTRs compete in a 30-lap feature, the All Star Slingshots will go 20-laps, the Restricted 600 Sprints debut with a 15-lap main, and the Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprints run wild and winged for the very first time at Action Track USA. They will compete in a 25-lap feature and all divisions will also take part in qualifying events.

Pit Gates open at 4 p.m. and grandstand ticket booths open up at 5:00. Warm-ups get underway at 6:15 and racing begins immediately after the hot lap sessions.

Coming up on July 24 is the twice rained out Dick Tobias Classic for the SpeedSTRs. The 75-lapper that pays $5,000 to win will kick off the evening, then it's a full program of USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs, Hyper Racing EVO Injection (wingless) 600 Sprints, All Star Slingshots, and Junior Slingshots. The All Star Slingers will compete in the Kutztown Komet 100, the race in which all cars that enter will start the 100-lap grind.

The month of July ends with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Championship making its Action Track USA debut on Wednesday the 31st. Joining the mighty Midgets will be Night One of Hyper Racing 600 Sprint Speedweek presented by 600cc Performance. The entire program is being sponsored by Belfor Property Restoration of Allentown.

That is alot of reasons to come on out for your midweek motorsports adrenaline rush, at the track where the Superstars come to race...Championship Energy Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds!

Ronnie Tobias Memorial Results:
USAC All-Pro SpeedSTR Feature (20 Laps) -- 1. Matt Westfall 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Tim Buckwalter 4. Trevor Kobylarz 5. Earl Paules 6. TJ Mayberry 7. Ken Meisner 8. Pat Bealer 9. Stephen Nederostek 10. Chad Jones 11. Briggs Danner 12. Kevin Graver 13. Casey Boone 14. Steve Buckwalter 15. Mike Mahaney 16. Mike Bednar 17. Brad Brightbill 18. Alex Yankowski 19. Rick Leaper 20. Andy Haus 21. Tom Mayberry 22. Matt Janisch 23. Alex Bright 24. Gary Wagner.
USAC All-Pro SpeedSTR Feature (20 Laps) -- 1. Billy Pauch Jr. 2. Matt Westfall 3. Ken Meisner 4. Alex Yankowski 5. TJ Mayberry 6. Steve Buckwalter 7. Earl Paules 8. Pat Bealer 9. Mike Mahaney 10. Chad Jones 11. Stephen Nederostek 12. Brad Brightbill 13. Casey Boone 14. Trevor Kobylarz 15. Tim Buckwalter 16. Briggs Danner 17. Kevin Graver 18. Gary Wagner. DNS: Mike Bednar, Rick Leaper, Andy Haus, Tom Mayberry, Matt Janisch, Alex Bright.
Hyper Racing EVO Injections 600 Sprint Cars (25 Laps) -- 1. Colin White 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Kenny Miller 4. Damon Paul 5. John Barnett 6. John Josko 7. Mike Mahaney 8. Christian Bruno 9. Tyler Brehm 10. Austin Quick 11. Aaron Bollinger 12. Joe Kay 13. Jesse Maurer 14. Jay Hartman 15. Richie Hartman 16. Jacob Balliet 17. Jason Swavely 18. Fred Heinly 19. Doug Snyder 20. Eddie Strada 21. Tim Buckwalter 22. Billy Koch 23. Alex Bright 24. Chad Sandt 25. Steven Snyder 26. Junior Ankiewicz 27. Nash Ely 28. Jacob Severn 29. Mike Linderman.

DNQ: Eric Ankiewicz, Lavar Scott, Wayne Scott, Brad Smith, Tyler Henry, Aidan Borden, Cody West, Ryan Groff, Scott Slater, Joey Amantea, Logan Rumsey, Joe Nemeth, Jared Lilly, Troy Pennington.
All-Star Slingshots (40 Laps) -- 1. Dylan Hoch 2. Brett Bieber 3. Dave Carraghan 4. Jared Silfee 5. Scott Neary 6. Shelby McLaughlin 7. Tyler Hoch 8. Amanda Angstadt 9. Dakota Kohler 10. Zachary Steffy 11. Nick Vinciguerra 12. Gavin Danner 13. Justin Schenk 14. Devin Whitmoyer 15. Tanner VanDoren 16. Justin Thompson 17. Mark Mohr 18. Ryan Davey 19. Taylor Mills 20. Faith Turnbaugh 21. Austin Daniels 22. Kyle Herve 23. Matt Miller.
Junior Slingshots (15 Laps) -- 1. Kasey Hufcut 2. Tyler Ulsh 3. Paul Hartwig III 4. James Hendricks 5. Logan Bauman 6. Talan Carter 7. Aidan Donaldson 8. Aaron Dilner 9. Tucker Cole 10. Joey Lyle 11. Jacob Bierman 12. Joshua Allen 13. Jacob Taylor 14. Aidan Elliott.

 

 

 

BILBEE TOPS THE RUMBLE AT THE FAIR

Terre Haute, IN - July 10, 2019 - Sprint Car competitor Nick Bilbee
won the RUMBLE AT THE FAIR Wednesday night at the Terre Haute Action
Track. The mid- week special event was sanctioned by the BRANDEIS
Midwest Sprint Car Series and held as an attraction during the Vigo
County Fair.

Bilbee started fifth in the field of cars that was set for the
feature during two heat races. The Indianapolis driver took the lead
in the feature on lap 10. Pole sitter Landon Simon had lead the
first lap. Then Mitch Wissmiller moved into the lead and held it the
next 8 laps before mechanical issues caused hin to drop out of the
race. Bilbee continued to lead with Max Adams of Loomis, CA,
finishing second. Landon Simon claimed third.
Dakota Jackson and Chase Stockon rounded out the top five.

The Feature victory was the first for Nick Bilbee in the MSCS series
He became the 65th different driver to add his name to the series
ALL TIME FEATURE WINNER LIST. Bilbee was driving Bilbee Motorsports
DRC sponsored by Bilbees RV Service and Apple Metal Polishing. The
car is owned by Dallas Bilbee.

Bilbee’s move to the front included just enough passes to merit him
receiving the Certified Rentals Hard Charger of the Race Award. That
added another $100 to his $3,000 victory check.

The second five at the finish of the feature included Isaac Chapple
in sixth place to be followed by Aric Gentry, James Lyerla, Brandon
Mattox, and Stephen Schnapf. Collin Ambrose received the Wilwood
Tuff Brakes Award for his eleventh place finish.

In prelimnary action the two heat races were swift victories for
Dakota Jackson and Nick Bilbee. Jackson started on the pole and held
off group one fast qualifier Max Adams. Nick Bilbee won the second
heat from a fourth starting spot. Bilbee was also the fastest
qualifier in the second group which then started a perfect night at
the races.

On the awards scene, Kyle Cummins was recognized as the BRANDEIS
Mid-Season Champion and received $1,500 in cash at a presentation
prior to the MSCS heat races. Dakota Jackson was also present and
received a check for third place in points. Runner-up Brady Short
could not be present. A rain-out on June 6th had caused the
presentation to be delayed.

The BRANDEIS MSCS Sprint Cars will return to Terre Haute on Sunday
August 11th.
Next up for the series will be an appearance at Tri-State Speedway at
Haubstadt, IN, on Saturday July 13th. The 25 lap feature that night will
pay $2,500 to win. Racing for the SPRINT STAMPEDE will begin at 7:30 P.M.
C.D.T. The IMCA Racesaver Sprints and the MMSA Mini Sprints will also be
racing!

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

SUMMARY
RUMBLE AT THE FAIR
Terre Haute Action Track
Terre Haute, IN
July 10, 2019

BRANDEIS MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES:
(17 Entries)

FIRST HEAT - 17x Dakota Jackson, 5M Max Adams, 52 Isaac Chapple,
____________ 11 James Lyerla, 5s Chase Stockon, 10 Aric Gentry,
____________ 36 Collin Ambrose, 45 Eric Perrott, 5k Kent Schmidt

SECOND HEAT - 17 Nick Bilbee, 29 Mitch Wissmiller, 24 Landon Simon,
61m Stephen Schnapf, 28 Brandon Mattox, 7H
Kyle Hathaway,
90 Patrick Budde, 20 Chayse Hayhurst

FEATURE (25 Laps) - 17 Nick Bilbee, 5M Max Adams, 24 Landon Simon,
_________________ 17x Dakota Jackson, 5s Chase Stockon, 52 Isaac Chapple,
_________________ 10 Aric Gentry, 11 James Lyerla, 28 Brandon Mattox,
_________________ 61m Stephen Schnapf, 36 Collin Ambrose, 7J Kyle Hathaway,
_________________ 90 Patrick Budde, 5K Kent Schmidt, 20 Chase Hayhurst,
_________________ 45 Eric Perrott, 29 Mitch Wissmiller

 

 

Sanders Scores Wednesday Speedweek Northwest Win At Cottage Grove

By Ben Deatherage

Cottage Grove, Oregon- Wednesday, July 10th would be a wild and crazy day but an incredible second night of racing for Speedweek Northwest presented by the Western Sprint Tour. The race, originally scheduled for Willamette Speedway, was canceled due to rain but Cottage Grove Speedway offered to pick up the race and run it at that facility instead. It is the first time such a thing has happened in the twenty-two history of Speedweek history. A total of twenty-one cars were in attendance representing the states of Oregon, Washington, California, and Oklahoma as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Come feature time Justin Sanders showed the field how to tame the historic ¼-mile clay oval. The Aromas, California pilot set a blistering pace and fully used his edge over the field by starting on the inside front row. The main event witnessed six stoppages which for the most part were evenly spread out. It took lapped traffic factor mostly out of the equation until the final restart.

Sanders did receive a brief challenge late in the race from Rocklin, California’s Colby Copeland, racing for Santa Rosa-based car owners Jim and Annette Van Lare, but Sanders was quick to keep him behind. Justin led all thirty laps to collect his first career Speedweek Northwest win in only his second start with the series. Sanders is, overall, the fortieth different winner since 1998 with the tour and is the sixth different driver to score their first career series triumph at CGS.

Colby Copeland finished second over third finishing Tyler Thompson, of Harrisburg. Mitchell Faccinto, from Hanford, California and driving for car owner Stan Greenberg, placed fourth while Central Point’s Jake Wheeler completed the top five in fifth.

Tyler Thompson set fast time of the night while heat race wins went to Castro Valley, California teenager Emily Williams, Foresthill native Ryan Robinson in the Vern Morrison entry, and Devon Borden the youngster out of Raymond, Washington. Justin Sanders won the trophy dash to earn the right to start on the inside front row position in the main event.

Speedweek Northwest returns to racing on Thursday, July 11th at Sunset Speedway Park in Banks. Tickets are $16.00 for Adults and Seniors/Military/Juniors (13-17) $13.00, Youths (6-12) $8.00, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. A Family Pass (Two Adults and up to four Youths (6-12)) is offered for $55.00 while Premium Seats are available for $35.00 each. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, with Racing kicking off at 6:00.

If you can only make a race or two don’t worry as we have you covered with live streaming lap to lap coverage courtesy of Dirt Oval TV. As in the previous four Speedweeks, it will be once again sanctioned by the Western Sprint Tour. For the latest news and information be sure and either visit the Western Sprint Tour Facebook page or the series website at http://www.cottagegrovespeedway.com/western-sprint-tour .

2019 Speedweek Northwest Schedule Monday, July 8th-Siskiyou Golden Speedway-Yreka, California (Mitchell Faccinto) Tuesday, July 9th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon (Rained Out) Wednesday, July 10th- Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon (Justin Sanders) Thursday, July 11th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon Friday, July 12th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon Saturday, July 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon

Race Results Speedweek Northwest Round #2 Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

Quick Time: Tyler Thompson Heat Race Winners: Emily Williams (1), Ryan Robinson (2), Devon Borden (3) Trophy Dash Winner: Justin Sanders A-Feature: 1. Justin Sanders; 2. Colby Copeland; 3. Tyler Thompson; 4. Mitchell Faccinto; 5. Jake Wheeler; 6. Kyle Miller; 7. Seth Bergman; 8. Tanner Holmes; 9. Jesse Love; 10. Justyn Cox; 11. Devon Borden; 12. John Clark; 13. Matt Hein; 14. Emily Williams; 15. Steven Snawder; 16. Jake Haulot; 17. Nate Schank; 18. Corbyn Fauver; 19. Tony Gualda; 20. Steven Tiner; 21. Ryan Robinson


 

Seavey Strikes for “Tuesday Night Thunder” Glory at Red Dirt Raceway!

Lonnie Wheatley, MEEKER, Okla. (July 9, 2019) – In a NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget feature event that offered up more twists and turns than the country highways and byways leading to Red Dirt Raceway, Sutter, California’s Logan Seavey emerged to take “Tuesday Night Thunder” honors atop the ¼-mile red clay oval.

With three and four-wide battles the norm throughout the 30-lapper, the reigning series champion railed the topside of the track to take the lead away from Jerry Coons, Jr., on the 24th round and led the final seven circuits to pocket the $3,000 winner’s share aboard the Keith Kunz Motorsports Mobil 1 No. 67.

Posting his second series win of the year, Seavey was chased to the stripe by Clauson-Marshall Racing rep Zeb Wise with fellow CMR shoe Chris Windom edging Coons, Jr., for the final podium position.

“Once the race came to me, I was patient and when a couple of them crashed out it cleaned up the field and I was able to make the moves I really wanted to make,” Seavey explained in victory lane. “I was trying to not get crashed, everyone was running so hard. That’s what makes these races so exciting.”

While Seavey gridded the feature field ninth after clinging to the final transfer from “B” Main action after a late run-in with teammate Tucker Klaasmeyer, current series points leader Tyler Courtney and Broken Arrow native Jason McDougal led the way to the green flag.

After the initial start was waved off for a turn four fracas, McDougal gunned into the early lead aboard the FMR No. 76m and paced the initial eight circuits before Courtney pounced on the lead on a lap nine restart with the red flag flying moments later when Holley Hollan exited the venue with a flyer over the turn three wall. Hollan escaped injury.

McDougal battled back in front for a lap on the restart, only to have Courtney recapture the lead with chaos soon ensuing in his wake when Tanner Carrick slid McDougal for second getting into turn one on the 16th lap. With the aspiring flamingo breeder slowed from the contact, top-five contender Kevin Thomas, Jr., made contact and flipped with fellow front runner Tanner Thorson also involved as Tyler Thomas got upside down as well in the melee. McDougal and Thomas, Jr., were done for the night while the others were able to rejoin.

Courtney took off on the restart ahead of Carrick, Windom and Wise with Seavey up to sixth, but “Sunshine” surrendered the lead soon after when his NOS Energy Drink No. 7bc slowed on the backstretch with mechanical woes on the 18th round.

Windom assumed the point and traded the lead with Carrick before Coons, Jr., catfished the low line and surged in front in a three-wide battle for the lead. A final caution flew with seven laps remaining when Carrick slowed with a flattened left rear after contact from a Windom slider.

Up to second by avoiding all the chaos, Seavey made the top of the track work to his advantage and raced past Coons, Jr., on the restart and led the rest of the way to the checkered flag with Angola, Indiana’s Wise racing into second place.

“It’s a dream come true to be racing right now, I just can’t thank Keith (Kunz) and Pete (Willoughby) enough for believing in me,” Seavey summed up. “We’re just having a dream year.”

After starting seventh, runner-up Wise commented that, “I knew starting seventh that I had to do what I do to get to the front and we were able to edge them out for second.”

Rounding out the podium in third, Windom said that, “There was a lot going on there. We got to the lead and the 71k was short sliding guys all night, so I finally took care of that. I didn’t mean to actually hit him, but if he’s not gonna lift then I’m not gonna let him have the position and it bumped us back to about sixth. There was a lot of haymaker slidejobs, this has got to be awesome to watch for the fans.”

Racing from the 15th starting position, Coons, Jr., crossed the stripe fourth with Broken Arrow’s Jonathan Beason earning Hard Charger honors by racing from 17th to round out the top five aboard the Hard Eight Racing No. 8J.

Owasso’s Matt Sherrell raced from 16th to sixth with 13th-starter Chard Boat in seventh as none of the top seven finishers started better than seventh.

Tanner Thorson salvaged an eighth-place finish after being collected in a mid-race incident with Tucker Klaasmeyer and Tyler Thomas completing the top ten.

After Zeb Wise established a new track record of 13.207 seconds in qualifying, Beason, Hollan, Chad Boat and Thomas topped heat race action for the 36-car field with Wise winning the “B” Main.

While Hollan sailed out of the park in “A” Main action, Karsyn Elledge beat her to the punch by doing the same in the mid stages of the “B” Main while holding down the sixth and final transfer positions. Elledge walked away as well.

Sponsors that made “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Red Dirt Raceway possible include Patriot Dodge of Chandler, Hepfner Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Keizer Wheels, EMi, Mud-X, Speedway Motors, and Outlaw Wings.

NOS Energy Drinks USAC National Midgets “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Red Dirt Raceway – July 9, 2019 Results:

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. Zeb Wise, 39BC, Clauson/Marshall-13.207 (New Track Record); 2. Zane Hendricks, 27z, Hendricks-13.318; 3. Logan Seavey, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.330; 4. Tanner Carrick, 71K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.351; 5. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 27, Kunz-Curb-Agajanian-13.362; 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5, Petry-13.366; 7. Cannon McIntosh, 08, Dave Mac-13.400; 8. Tanner Thorson, 98, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.428; 9. Jason McDougal, 76m, FMR-13.431; 10. Steven Shebester, 22x, Williams-13.444; 11. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall-13.451; 12. Karsyn Elledge, 1, Tucker/Boat-13.484; 13. Chris Windom, 17BC, Clauson/Marshall-13.496; 14. Holley Hollan, 67K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.521; 15. Chad Boat, 84, Tucker/Boat-13.606; 16. Jesse Colwell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.609; 17. Jerry Coons, Jr., 25, Petry-13.626; 18. Matt Sherrell, 10, Hunt-13.642; 19. Robert Dalby, 4D, Dalby-13.670; 20. Ethan Mitchell, 19m, Bundy Built-13.671; 21. Jonathan Beason, 8J, Hard Eight-13.674; 22. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-13.700; 23. Sam Johnson, 72, Johnson-13.720; 24. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-13.721; 25. Andrew Layser, 47BC, Clauson/Marshall-13.730; 26. Brady Bacon, 85, Central-13.754; 27. Andrew Deal, 15D, Deal-13.809; 28. Andrew Felker, 44, Shields-13.830; 29. Grady Chandler, 19s, Mounce-13.866; 30. Hank Davis, 42, Franklin-13.914; 31. Frank Flud, 25s, Springer-13.996; 32. Tyler Seavey, 117, Washburn-14.064; 33. Emilio Hoover, 9H, Hoover-14.555; 34. Curtis Jones, 77s, Simmons-14.709; 35. Curtis Spicer, 4, Spicer-14.815; 36. Shaun Shapel, 84s, Shapel-15.291.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Jonathan Beason, 2. Chris Windom, 3. Jerry Coons, Jr., 4. Jason McDougal, 5. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 6. Zeb Wise, 7. Grady Chandler, 8. Andrew Layser, 9. Emilio Hoover. 1:50.17 (New Track Record)

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Holley Hollan, 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 3. Shannon McQueen, 4. Matt Sherrell, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Steven Shebester, 7. Hank Davis, 8. Zane Hendricks, 9. Curtis Jones. NT

AUTOMETER THIRD HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Chad Boat, 2. Tyler Courtney, 3. Cannon McIntosh, 4. Robert Dalby, 5. Logan Seavey, 6. Andrew Deal, 7. Frank Flud, 8. Sam Johnson, 9. Curtis Spicer. 1:50.72

INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Tyler Thomas, 2. Tanner Thorson, 3. Jesse Colwell, 4. Tanner Carrick, 5. Andrew Felker, 6. Ethan Mitchell, 7. Tyler Seavey, 8. Karsyn Elledge, 9. Shaun Shapel. NT

SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Zeb Wise, 2. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 3. Zane Hendricks, 4. Andrew Deal, 5. Hank Davis, 6. Logan Seavey, 7. Andrew Layser, 8. Steven Shebester, 9. Brady Bacon, 10. Andrew Felker, 11. Frank Flud, 12. Sam Johnson, 13. Emilio Hoover, 14. Shaun Shapel, 15. Ethan Mitchell, 16. Curtis Spicer, 17. Karsyn Elledge, 18. Grady Chandler, 19. Tyler Seavey. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Logan Seavey (9), 2. Zeb Wise (7), 3. Chris Windom (11), 4. Jerry Coons, Jr. (15), 5. Jonathan Beason (17), 6. Matt Sherrell (16), 7. Chad Boat (13), 8. Tanner Thorson (3), 9. Tucker Klaasmeyer (10), 10. Tyler Thomas (19), 11. Jesse Colwell (14), 12. Tanner Carrick (6), 13. Shannon McQueen (18), 14. Hank Davis (22), 15. Robert Dalby (21), 16. Tyler Courtney (1), 17. Jason McDougal (2), 18. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (5), 19. Andrew Deal (20), 20. Holley Hollan (12), 21. Cannon McIntosh (4), 22. Zane Hendricks (8). NT

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**Karsyn Elledge flipped over the turn three wall during the semi. Holley H