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BRYANT DAVIS AND RICK STIEF SPLIT MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES DOUBLE FEATURES AT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY

BRIDGPORT, NJ

By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

After a wild night of double-features at South Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway, the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series had a first-time feature winner and a first repeat victor of the 2017 season in victory lane this past Friday night.

Twenty-nine-year-old Bryant Davis of Norwood, PA scored his first career 305 Sprint Car win in the June 17th make-up feature, while Rick Stief of Garnet Valley, PA, who finished second to Davis in the first event, visited victory lane for the second time this season for his efforts in the nightcap A-Main event, making him the first repeat winner of 2017.

Davis, who started on the pole next to Jeff Geiges, was rightfully thrilled while celebrating with his father, Bruce, in victory lane after his win saying post-race “we were so frustrated with this car before this feature, my dad almost stuck a ‘for sale’ sign to her with a $500 price tag on it. This couldn’t have come at a better time for us, and I’m just so happy that we finally got this win!”

Shooting out to the lead when the initial green flag dropped, Davis kept his Bruce’s Auto Body #15B out front for the entire race, even after multiple caution flags came out, menacing his first attempt to victory lane. Third place starter Rick Stief, who always poses as a threat especially at Bridgeport Speedway, quickly moved into the runner up spot and was continuing his trek to the front, utilizing all areas of the speedway.

“I was nervous on those restarts because I knew Rick was there the whole time, and we set the car up for a dry track, hoping it was going to be that way, and it’s was, so that worked out to our advantage. I just had to make sure I hit my marks, kept the car straight, and focused on what I needed to do to be fast enough so Rick couldn’t catch us,” Davis explained.

At one point, after a restart, Davis and Stief ran side by side for a nail-biting two laps, battling hard for the lead, but it was Davis who would come out on top using the bottom line after Stief was running on his usually preferred high side.

“I knew he was there, and I was just hoping that he didn’t have enough with him being on the outside, and he didn’t! We had a little bit more tonight, and I was able to keep the car nice and low and it worked out good,” Bryant said.

“It was a good race. I’m so happy to see those guys finally get a win, they put their heart and soul into this. I know earlier tonight, Bruce was pretty disappointed, but now they got themselves a win so this is pretty awesome!” runner up Rick Stief said.

Crossing the finish line behind Davis and Stief was Dave Brown, Eddie Wagner and Tim Tanner Jr.

The second 20 lap event saw Tim Tanner Jr. and Rick Stief square off at the start, each with intentions of earning their second win of the season. Tanner would hold on the top spot heading into the first turn, with Stief, last week’s feature winner Mark Bitner, rookie Austin Bishop and Tom Carberry maintaining positions in the top five.

After a lap two restart, there was a handful of battles brewing all throughout the top six running cars, with the battle for the lead between Tanner and Stief heating up and being the one most kept their eyes on. Stief once again tried working the outside groove to get around the leader, but Tanner held onto the top spot, sliding up and stealing the 9s’ momentum each time they exited the wide corners of the 5/8-mile superspeedway.

“We had the car dialed in really good, I kept trying to stick it up there on the outside, but I think Tim might have realized we were there, and if I didn’t take my time, then we both would have ended up crashing,” Stief explained. “So I just kept abiding my time, and I had a few really good runs there and finally, I just didn’t let off and we were able to take the lead”.

It wasn’t until lap seven when Stief finally completed the pass for first place, gaining over a straightaway gap between him and the rest of the cars. Lap traffic didn’t pose a threat to the lightning fast K&S Seal Coating Sprinter and with a 5.482 seconds lead on the rest of the field, the checkered flags waved and it would be Stief, Tanner, Bishop, Bitner, and Wagner completing the top five.

“I have to thank my crew man, Chas. Without him, instead of standing here in victory lane tonight, I would be sitting at home looking at this car in the garage. I also want to thank Bruce Davis #2, he comes over and helps me out at the shop to get everything ready, my buddy Greg and his nephew from K&S Seal Coating, all of my sponsors, Bridgeport Speedway for having us tonight, and for the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series for doing a great job with this program this year. I think they have all done a very good job with running this great series”.

Twenty-two cars took part in Friday’s event, with Middletown, New York’s Tyler Jashembowski making the three-and-a-half-hour tow to run at Bridgeport Speedway with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series. Jashembowski started eleventh in the second feature and brought home a tenth place finish. Three heat races were completed, with Austin Bishop, Rick Stief, and Tim Tanner Jr. taking the victories as well as $50 cash courtesy of heat race sponsors Competition Suspension Inc, Freiberger Excavating and Professional Design Services.

Samantha Lieberman and Eddie Wagner collected the $25 Bruce's Auto Body award for advancing the most positions in the first and second features, and and Stefanie Carberry took home $25 for the worst pill draw, courtesy of Professional Design Services. Eddie Wagner also took home the Thayer Performance “Burning Rubber” Hard Charger award which is a brand new Hoosier Racing Tire. Mark Bitner and Rick Steif were the recipients of the $25 Bitner Automotive “Lightning Fast Time of the Night” award in the first and second features. Other contingencies handed out on Friday were a $25 gift certificate to John Webster courtesy of Todd's Performance, a $25 DMI gift certificate to Craig Pellegrini and 5 gallons of FREE fuel to the feature winners Bryant Davis and Rick Stief provided by Kelly Racing Fuels. The Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series returns on Saturday, July 29st at Bridgeport Speedway for a Engler Machine and Tool sponsored night. For more information on MASS, visit www.masprintseries.com and be sure to follow us on Facebook at Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series.

6/17/2017 Make-up Feature Finish- Bryant Davis, Rick Stief, Dave Brown, Eddie Wagner, Tim Tanner Jr., Jeff Geiges, Mark Bitner, Tommy Carberry, Austin Bishop, Samantha Lieberman, Bobby Butler, Zack Burd, Tom Carberry, Dean Conk Jr., JC Webster DNF:Jamie Kostic, Joe Kay, Stefanie Palmai Carberry, Craig Pellegrini Jr., David Bonner

7/21/2017 Feature Finish- Rick Stief, Tim Tanner, Austin Bishop, Mark Bitner, Eddie Wagner, Jeff Geiges, Tommy Carberry, Dave Brown, Tom Carberry, Tyler Jashembowski, Samantha Lieberman, Bryant Davis, Zack Burd, Joe Kay, Bobby Butler, David Bonner, Keith C Andersen, Dean Conk Jr. DNF: Jamie Kostic, JC Webster DNS: Craig Pellegrini Jr., Stefanie Carberry

 

 

Hickle Captures Third Straight Northwest Challenge Series Win During Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup

Inside Line Promotions - EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (July 24, 2017) - J.J. Hickle emerged victorious last Saturday night during the 62nd annual Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup at Castrol Raceway, where a handful of drivers put on a stout battle at the front of the pack during Canada's oldest oval racing event.

Hickle entered the $4,000-to-win Northwest Challenge Series event with a two-race winning streak after sweeping a doubleheader with the NCS - a series created under the banners of the NSA Series, which is based in Montana and has roots in Western Canada, and the Washington-state based Summer Thunder Sprint Series - the previous weekend.

While Hickle took the early lead after drawing the pole position for the main event, it was Travis Rilat - the only driver besides Hickle to score a Northwest Challenge Series triumph this season - who led the majority of the race.

Traffic created new opportunities for competitors as Hickle, current NSA Series points leader Casey Adams and defending NSA Series champion Kelly Miller challenged Rilat for the top spot.

A blanket could have covered the top competitors in the closing laps as positions were exchanged lap by lap. Adams passed Hickle for the top spot. However, Rilat collided with the wall to create a caution with three laps remaining. It negated Adams' pass since a full lap hadn't been completed and Hickle took advantage to lead the remainder of the race following the restart.

Miller passed Adams for the runner-up position before the checkered flag was waved as Skylar Gee placed fourth and Marc Dupperon rounded out the top five.

Miller opened the night by setting quick time during qualifying. Chris Schmelzle, Adams and Rilat each won a heat race and Kyle VanAlden claimed the B Main.

The Northwest Challenge Series would like to recognize the following event partners: event sponsors Dewar Western Inc., and Joan Albert and family; quick time sponsor AMS Engines LTD; heat race sponsors North American Diesel Performance, Xtreme Oilfield Technologies, B&R Recovery Inc., and North American Powertrain Components; B Main sponsors Cimmaron Ventures and King Racing Products; A Main sponsors Carlan Services and Ron Hodgson Chevrolet Buick GMC; Winner's Circle sponsors DC Signs and ProWest Motorsports; and associate sponsors Allwest Auto Parts, Custom Automotive Specialties, Alberta Spring & Trailer, Diversified Machine Inc., Blackjacks Roadhouse and Airways Country Inn.

Friday night's opening round of the event rained out.

The Northwest Challenge Series ventures to Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., this Friday and Saturday.

NORTHWEST CHALLENGE SERIES RACE REPORT: Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on July 22, 2017 -

A Feature : 1. 8r-J.J. Hickle (1); 2. 2jr-Kelly Miller (5); 3. 12-Casey Adams (4); 4. 8jr-Skylar Gee (8); 5. 11-Marc Dupperon (3); 6. 57c-Chris Schmelzle (7); 7. 2-Kyle Evans (6); 8. 16-David Miller (16); 9. 9-Sean MacDonell (9); 10. 34-Johnny Wiersma (15); 11. 97-Matthew Dusseault (13); 12. 66-Joey Dupperon (10); 13. 57-Ed Wiersma (18); 14. 36-Chevy Goodhope (12); 15. 3-Jordan Milne (11); 16. 14v-Kyle VanAlden (17); 17. 6-Tom Watts (19); 18. 72-Quentin Walker (14); 19. 39c-Travis Rilat (2); 20. 35m-Cody Masse (DNS).

Qualifying : 1. 2jr-Kelly Miller; 2. 8r-J.J. Hickle; 3. 2-Kyle Evans; 4. 11-Marc Dupperon; 5. 12-Casey Adams; 6. 39c-Travis Rilat; 7. 36-Chevy Goodhope; 8. 8jr-Skylar Gee; 9. 7-Jesse Dakus; 10. 57c-Chris Schmelzle; 11. 56-Ross Mathison; 12. 14v-Kyle VanAlden; 13. 16-David Miller; 14. 35m-Cody Masse; 15. 9-Sean MacDonell; 16. 57-Ed Wiersma; 17. 3-Jordan Milne; 18. 97-Matthew Dusseault; 19. 66-Joey Dupperon; 20. 72-Quentin Walker; 21. 34-Johnny Wiersma; 22. 0-Cal Hawkes; 23. 1k-Gord Kynoch; 24. 140-Rob Orgar; 25. 25-Jason Cote; 26. 6-Tom Watts.

Heat 1 : 1. 57c-Chris Schmelzle (1); 2. 2jr-Kelly Miller (4); 3. 11-Marc Dupperon (3); 4. 36-Chevy Goodhope (2); 5. 66-Joey Dupperon (7); 6. 16-David Miller (5); 7. 57-Ed Wiersma (6); 8. 0-Cal Hawkes (8); 9. 25-Jason Cote (DNS).

Heat 2 : 1. 12-Casey Adams (3); 2. 8jr-Skylar Gee (2); 3. 8r-J.J. Hickle (4); 4. 56-Ross Mathison (1); 5. 3-Jordan Milne (6); 6. 72-Quentin Walker (7); 7. 35m-Cody Masse (5); 8. 1k-Gord Kynoch (DNS); 9. 6-Tom Watts (DNS).

Heat 3 : 1. 39c-Travis Rilat (2); 2. 2-Kyle Evans (3); 3. 9-Sean MacDonell (4); 4. 14v-Kyle VanAlden (1); 5. 97-Matthew Dusseault (5); 6. 34-Johnny Wiersma (6); 7. 140-Rob Orgar (7); 8. 7-Jesse Dakus (DNS).

B Main : 1. 14v-Kyle VanAlden (1); 2. 57-Ed Wiersma (4); 3. 6-Tom Watts (9); 4. 35m-Cody Masse (6); 5. 140-Rob Orgar (3); 6. 25-Jason Cote (7); 7. 0-Cal Hawkes (5); 8. 56-Ross Mathison (2); 9. 7-Jesse Dakus (DNS); 10. 1k-Gord Kynoch (DNS).

2017 FEATURE WINNERS -

J.J. Hickle - 3 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on July 14; BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 15 and Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on July 22); Travis Rilat - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20 and BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on June 17); and Casey Adams - 1 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 19)

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., with the Northwest Challenge Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSASeries

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

NORTH-AMERICAN SPEED ASSOCIATION -

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

TRACKS -

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Double-X Speedway

CALIFORNIA, Mo. (July 23, 2017) Making the drive from Marion, Ark. worth every mile, Derek Hagar picked up $3,000 in the 15th annual Clyde Wood Memorial at Double-X Speedway with the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps.

Surviving and red flag riddled A-Feature event at the Missouri quarter-mile, Hagar was challenged early by Zach Daum following a complete restart with the No. 9jr able to hold point. With the No. 5d and the No. 17 of Josh Baughman in tow, Daum and Baughman came together on Lap 11; resulting in Zach going for a ride off the fourth turn.

Not able to keep pace with Hagar on the restart, the No. 17 came under fire from Randy Martin who got the slide for the runner-up spot, only to have the caution put him back to third. Taking the spot away on the ensuing restart, everyone continued to chase the No. 9jr as the red lights blinked on again near the race’s mid-point when Evan Martin and Dominic Scelzi came together; sending the No. 4 off the track and into the trees in Turn 2.

Pulling the slide job on Derek Hagar for the lead on the restart, the pair rolled wheel to wheel off the second turn with Hagar able get back to the front of the field. Able to pull away to a straightaway advantage, despite another red flag on Lap 14 for Brad Ryun, Hagar went unchallenged the rest of the way with Randy Martin crossing second.

Looking at a podium finish, Josh Baughman’s night ended in the trees off turn four when the No. 17 biked the cushion to bring out one final red. With the leaders taking the checkered flag, the race was official with Seth Bergman advancing to third. Tony Bruce, Jr. from 15th was fourth with Jonathan Cornell battling back from a mid-race trip to the work area to claim fifth.

Tyler Blank advanced to sixth from 13th with Ayrton Gennetten seventh from 19th. Miles Paulus, Blake Hahn, and Danny Thoman filled out the top-ten.

Not to be outdone by the sprint cars, the event is also one that the drivers in the Street Stock division also look forward to every year. This has been a very competitive class at Double-X this year with many different drivers visiting victory lane. On Sunday night it was Cole Henson claiming the victor's spoils on this special race night, The victory did not come easy as Henson was challenged early on by Steve Beach then Clayton Campbell and John Clancy,Jr. also took tries at the leader but Henson was able to hold off the challenges and collect the coveted victory. Campbell would finish second, Clancy Jr. third, Dale Berry was fourth and Zach Smith would finish fifth. Heat race victories were claimed by Mark Davis and Evan Hays..

The 600cc Winged Micro Sprints were also on the card and as always provided quality racing for the fans. Many up and coming drivers are regulars in this class and their enthusiasm shows by how hard they race each and every week at Double-X. At the conclusion of the feature event it was Garrett Williamson standing tall in victory lane. Challenging Williamson for the majority of the feature was Nick Rasa who claimed second, Riley Goodno posted another top five finish in third, Samuel Wagner claimed fourth and Gunner Ramey rounded out the top five. Rasa and Jack Wagner were the heat race winners.

Only two weeks of Sunday Night Thunder remain in the 2017 season at Double-X. We would love to see you there yet this year,

ASCS 360 Winged Sprints:

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 27-Danny Thoman, [1]; 2. 5D-Zach Daum, [2]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman, [3]; 4. 42-Andy McElhannon, [4]; 5. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [5]; 6. 21-Miles Paulus, [6]; 7. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [7]; 8. 34-Corey Nelson, [8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [2]; 2. 14-Randy Martin, [4]; 3. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [1]; 4. 41-Dominic Scelzi, [5]; 5. 99-Bailey Elliott, [6]; 6. (DNF) 51B-Joe B. Miller, [7]; 7. (DNF) 4-Evan Martin, [3]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 49B-Ben Brown, [1]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn, [2]; 3. 28-Jonathan Cornell, [6]; 4. 75-Tyler Blank, [4]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman, [7]; 6. 1X-Brad Ryun, [5]; 7. (DNF) 8-Jeff Wingate, [3]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [1]; 2. 14-Randy Martin, [5]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman, [11]; 4. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [15]; 5. 28-Jonathan Cornell, [7]; 6. 75-Tyler Blank, [13]; 7. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [19]; 8. 21-Miles Paulus, [17]; 9. 52-Blake Hahn, [8]; 10. 27-Danny Thoman, [6]; 11. 17-Josh Baughman, [3]; 12. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [16]; 13. 8-Jeff Wingate, [21]; 14. 1X-Brad Ryun, [18]; 15. 4-Evan Martin, [20]; 16. 41-Dominic Scelzi, [9]; 17. 5D-Zach Daum, [2]; 18. 34-Corey Nelson, [22]; 19. 49B-Ben Brown, [4]; 20. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [10]; 21. 42-Andy McElhannon, [12]; 22. 99-Bailey Elliott, [14]

Super Stocks:

Feature Event- 1. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 2. 30C-Clayton Campbell, Otterville; 3. 8jr-John Clancy,Jr, California; 4.- 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia; 5. 12Z-Zach Smith, Centertown; 6. 4-Marshall Berry, Tuscumbia; 7. 4U-Brandon Hays, California; 8. 56-Mark Davis, Grove Spring; 9. 52J-James Keeran, California; 10. 54-Evan Hays, California; 11. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon; 12. 37-Ethan Green, Boonville

Heat 1-

1. Davis; 2. Henson; 3. Campbell; 4. M. Berry; 5. Clancy; 6. B. Hays

Heat 2-

1. E. Hays; 2. Beach; 3. D. Berry; 4. Keeran; 5. Smith; 6, Green

600cc Winged Micro Sprints-

Feature Event-1. 3G-Garrett Williamson, Columbia; 2.26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 3. 11X-Riley Goodno, Knoxville,IA; 4. 73S-Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack; 5. 28 Gunner Ramey, Sedalia; 6. 15-Kaitlyn Boland, Columbia; 7. 51-Matt Ward, Glenpool,OK; 8. 75-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove; 9. 35-Aubrey Smith, Houstonia; 10. 88J-Jimmy Dowell, Boonville; 11. 11-Austin O'Neal, Kearney; 12. 15X-Jase Randolph, Bixby,OK; 13.92-Brian Wood, California; 14.-35T-Tyler Dowell, Marshall; 15.-73J-Jack Wagner, Lone Jack.

Heat 1-

1. Rasa; 2. S.Wagner; 3. Boland; 4. Goodno; 5. Ramey; 6. Arnold; 7. J. Dowell; 8. Ward

Heat 2-

1. J. Wagner; 2. Williamson; 3. Wood; 4. Smith; 5. Randolph; 6. O'Neal; 7. T. Dowell

 

 

Melis, Schmidt, Davis, Green, Vanderboom taste PDTR victory

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 22, 2017 – On a night which showcased numerous hotly contested battles on the track and provided an ample opportunity for young autograph seekers to get up close and personal with their favorite drivers in the pit area, three seasoned veterans, a top candidate for breakthrough driver of the year and one of the youngest PDTR competitors captured A-main event victories Saturday, July 22, in Plymouth Dirt Track Racing action at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds.

One of the most accomplished veterans at PDTR, Jim Melis of Glenbeulah, held off a late charge from point leader Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh to claim his first Sprint Car A-main victory of 2017. Jim Schmidt Cleveland notched his second Late Model A-main triumph the season, while B Mod point leader Justin Green of Sheboygan Falls posted his fourth A-main triumph of the year. Veteran Sprint Car driver Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee earned his first career Grand National triumph and 13-year-old Jack Vanderboom posted his second A-main triumph of 2017 in the Micro Sprint division.

Outside front row starter Kenjay Fiedler of Sheboygan Falls outpowered polesitter Jim Melis to grab the lead in the first corner of the opening lap of the 25-lap event. The first caution of the race appeared on lap 3 when Doug Wondra of Lomira, Nick Melis of Plymouth and Ryan Mayr of New Holstein collided in turn 3 sending Wondra flipping. The resulting damage forced Wondra and Melis to retire from the race, while Mayr was able to continue.

After the restart, Melis used the low groove to slip past Fiedler on lap 4. On the next lap, sixth starter Tyler Brabant of Waupun charged up to seize second on lap 5 and pressure Melis for the lead along the low line.

However, the cagey veteran switched his line and moved to the bottom of the track, which helped to turn back Brabant’s march to the front. Three laps later PDTR Sprint Car point leader Brandon McMullen, who started fourth, slipped past Brabant to assume second on lap 11 and quickly began to close the gap on Melis.

As the leaders encountered lapped traffic on lap 16, McMullen cut the gap even further. On the final lap, McMullen dove under Melis and two skilled racers dueled side by side to the finish line with Melis nipping McMullen by just .06 of a second to claim the 15th career PDTR Sprint Car A main victory and 18th Midwest Sprint Car Association A-main triumph of his career.

McMullen finished second, Brabant recorded a career-best third place showing, fifth starter Kurt Davis paced fourth and eighth starter Lance Fassbender of Burnett rounded out the top five.

Polesitter Charlie Schmidt of Cedar Grove led the first nine circuits of the 25-lap PDTR Late Model A main until Jim Schmidt powered up from his sixth starting position to pressure for the top spot.

On lap 10, Jim Schmidt bolted past Charlie Schmidt to gain the lead with a strong move along the outside groove. The second of two caution periods for debris bunched the field on lap 12.

On the restart, Jim Schmidt checked out to build up a half-lap lead over Charlie Schmidt. After dueling with Charlie Schmidt for numerous laps, three-time PDTR Late Model champ and current point leader Brad Mueller of Random Lake moved into second from his seventh starting position on lap 13 and one lap later, Luxemburg’s Jared Siefert seized third after starting 10th.

However, it was all Jim Schmidt out front as he cruised over the final 11 laps to seal to his second PDTR Late Model A-main victory of the 2017 season and his 11th career PDTR Late Model A-main win.

Mueller finished second, Siefert was third, Charlie Schmidt wound up fourth and Taylor Scheffler of Waukesha rounded out the top five after starting eighth.

Kurt Davis pulled off a huge move in the first turn of the race to lead the opening lap of 25-lap Grand National A main from the inside second row starting spot.

Polesitter Jeff Lammers of Plymouth refused to let Davis run away and hide as he moved in to challenge for the lead on lap 4.

The lone caution of the race appeared on lap 9 when Dan Sorce of West Allis collided with Jacob Muehlbauer along the frontstretch.

When the race resumed, Davis again showed his strength with Lammers in tow. The two drivers remained 1-2 in the runner order over the final 13 laps as Davis recorded his first career PDTR Grand National A main.

Lammers finished second, fourth starter Tyler Kulow of New Holstein placed third, J.J. Pagel raced up from the ninth starting position to finish fourth and Will Sorce of West Allis, who claimed his first career PDTR Grand National A-main victory last week, finished fifth after starting 11th.

Polesitter J.J. Walvoord took the lead on the drop of the green flag of the 25-lap B Mod A main with third starter and current point leader Justin Green of Sheboygan Falls trailing in second.

Green grabbed the top spot on lap 3 before Walvoord battled back to regain the lead along the outside groove on lap 4.

The first of three caution periods came out on lap 4 for a six-car incident in turn 2. On the restart, Green continued to pressure Walvoord for the lead until he finally seized the top spot for good in turn three on lap 7.

Green proceeded to build up a big full straightaway lead over Tim Warner of Fond du Lac, who started fourth.

As Green locked down command of the race, several drivers jockeyed for spots in the top five. A flurry of inspired passes and close battles ensued in the final five laps of the race between Walvoord, Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls, who started sixth, Warner and 11th starter Chad Vetting of Valders.

Green cruised to his fourth career A-main victory and fourth triumph of the 2017 season. A spirited late rally vaulted Vetting to a second-place finish, Glander was third, Walvoord wound up fourth and Warner completed the top five.

After starting fifth, Jack Vanderboom of Dousman grabbed the lead on lap 3 and cruised the rest of the way to notch his second A-main victory of the season ahead of Chad Bogar of Sun Prairie in second.

Tory Strauss of Waterloo took third, polesitter Preston Ruh of Elkhart Lake placed fourth and Josh Rehberg of Franklin completed the top five.

The PDTR Autograph Night program was presented by Hopf Farms, which distributed checkered flags to all kids, as well as several other handouts and raffle giveaways throughout the evening, while also serving as the night’s trophy sponsor.

Next Saturday, July 29 will feature the second annual PDTR Kids Backpack Night with Buffalo Wild Wings serving as the evening’s trophy sponsor. Racing starts at 6 p.m.

The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth is located at 229 Fairview Drive in Plymouth. For more information, visit www.plymouthdtr.com or check out Plymouth Dirt Track Racing on Facebook.

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JOHNSONVILLE SAUSAGE SPRINT Date of Race: July 22, 2017 HEAT 1 1, TYLER BRABANT. 2, MAYER AUTOMOTIVE. 3, DANNY SCHLAFER. 4, NICH MELIS. 5, DOUG WONDRA. 6, CHRIS CLAYTON. 7, PAUL POKORSKI. 8, SCOTT CONGER. 9, AL SCHLAFER. HEAT 2 1, KURT DAVIS. 2, LANCE FASSBENDER. 3, TIM HADDY. 4, DANNON TESSMER. 5, KEVIN KARNTZ. 6, WILL GERRITS. 7, TONY WONDRA. 8, EMILY PORTSCHY. 9, RYAN MAYR. HEAT 3 1, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 2, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 3, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 4, JUSTIN MILLER. 5, SHANE WENNINGER. 6, JOHN KRESBACH. 7, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 8, JEREMY HUNT. B FEATURE 1, SHANE WENNINGER. 2, PAUL POKORSKI. 3, WILL GERRITS. 4, TONY WONDRA. 5, SCOTT CONGER. 6, RYAN MAYR. 7, EMILY PORTSCHY. 8, AL SCHLAFER. 9, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 10, JEREMY HUNT. A FEATURE 1, MAYER AUTOMOTIVE. 2, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 3, TYLER BRABANT. 4, KURT DAVIS. 5, LANCE FASSBENDER. 6, DANNY SCHLAFER. 7, TIM HADDY. 8, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 9, DANNON TESSMER. 10, JUSTIN MILLER. 11, KEVIN KARNTZ. 12, WILL GERRITS. 13, JOHN KRESBACH. 14, TONY WONDRA. 15, SHANE WENNINGER. 16, CHRIS CLAYTON. 17, PAUL POKORSKI. 18, SCOTT CONGER. 19, RYAN MAYR. 20, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 21, NICH MELIS. 22, DOUG WONDRA.

 

 

Bryan Howland Uses Lap Traffic To His Advantage And Wins At Woodhull For The Second Time in 2017

(Woodhull, NY) In his final season of racing under his own operation, Bryan Howland has continued to have success running with the Patriot Sprint Tour picking up his third win in 2017 at the Woodhull Raceway.

Local favorite, Steve Collins started on the pole and got out to an early advantage over second place running Howland. From the start, no one would have anything for Collins having almost a straightaway lead from the rest of the field.

The only caution would occur on lap seven when Josh Azzi would spin in the middle of turn four that would also collect the 121 of Will Glover.

Collins would lead Bryan Howland, Kyle Drum, Scott Goodrich who started 11th, and Jeff Trombley. On the next restart, Collins would once again use that clean air to pull away from Howland and Drum.

Lap traffic would not be an issue until about lap 15 where the racing started to get interesting between the two race leaders. Collins would slip by multiple lap cars in attempt to separate himself from Howland and Drum but it would not last very long.

Howland would continue to keep pace with Collins and would go wing to wing with him on lap 21. The very next lap, Collins would get behind the slower car of George Suprick which enabled Howland to get a great run on the inside and as they came out of turn four, Howland would suddenly be the new race leader on lap 23.

Kyle Drum would also find a low line that would work to his advantage taking the runner up spot from Collins. The checkered flag would fly where Bryan Howland took his second win at Woodhull this season and his third with the Patriots in 2017. Kyle Drum and Steve Collins would complete the podium, Scott Goodrich would take fourth after starting 11th and Cory Sparks would complete the top five. This was Howland’s fifth career win at Woodhull and his 31st overall with the tour.

Heat race wins would go to Steve Collins, Jeff Trombley, and Cory Sparks. The Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash would go to Mike Koehler. Scott Goodrich advanced seven spots and earned himself the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’ award. Scott Just would take the Prestige Pool & Spa final finisher award. Mike Koehler took the Shuttleworth’s Asphalt Sealing 11th place finish bonus.

The series is off next weekend as All Star Circuit of Champions makes their lone appearance to New York State and many teams have intentions of running those events. The tour will pick right back up with return visits to Outlaw Speedway on Friday, August 4th and Stateline Speedway on Saturday, August 5th.

Fans are always encouraged to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com along with liking Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook, as well as following @PatriotSprints on Twitter and Instagram.

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

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

A Main: 1) 51- BRYAN HOWLAND (3) 2) 47- Kyle Drum 3) 67- Steve Collins 4) 30 Scott Goodrich 5) 1HD- Cory Sparks 6) 22- Jonathan Preston 7) 3A- Jeff Trombley 8) 79- Jordan Thomas 9) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles 10) 35- Jared Zimbardi 11) 22r- Mike Koehler 12) 36- Steve Doell 13) 2- Steve Hutchinson Jr 14) 10LC- Kelly Hebing 15) 87- George Suprick 16) X- Dan Bennett 17) 81- Derek Jonathan 18) 17z- Josh Azzi 19) 54J- Scott Just 20) 121- Will Glover 21) 1Q- Thomas Radivoy 22) 87*- Jason Barney

Heat 1: 1) 67- Steve Collins 2) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles 3) 79- Jordan Thomas 4) 22r- Mike Koehler 5) 87- George Suprick 6) 1Q- Thomas Radivoy 7) 10LC- Kelly Hebing 8) 121- Will Glover

Heat 2: 1) 3A- Jeff Trombley 2) 47- Kyle Drum 3) 22- Jonathan Preston 4) 30- Scott Goodrich 5) 54j- Scott Just 6) 36- Steve Doell

Heat 3: 1) 1HD- Cory Sparks 2) 51- Bryan Howland 3) 35- Jared Zimbardi 4) X- Dan Bennett 5) 2- Steve Hutchinson Jr 6) 81- Derek Jonathan 7) 17z- Josh Azzi

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash: 1) 22r-Mike Koehler 2) 35- Jared Zimbardi 3) 11- Scott Goodrich 4) Scott Just 5) X- Dan Bennett 6) 87- George Suprick

Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night: 30- Scott Goodrich

Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher: 54j- Scott Just

Shuttleworth’s Asphalt Sealing 11th Place Bonus: 22r- Mike Koehler

 

 

Sean Becker, Matt Michelli, Orville Owens and Jake Morgan pick up victories at Placerville Speedway on Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – July 22, 2017…One week after losing the lead on a late restart Roseville’s Sean Becker earned redemption by getting around Buddy Kofoid in traffic coming for the white flag to score his third Placerville Speedway victory of the season in thrilling fashion on Saturday night.

Also sharing victory lane at the 11th Red Hawk Casino point race of the season was Live Oak’s Matt Michelli, who made a final corner move on the high-side to grab an exciting Ltd. Model win. Orville Owens claimed his second Pure Stock triumph in a row, while Jake Morgan tallied his first Wingless Spec Sprint win. The Vintage Hard Tops were also hand during the night giving fans a glimpse of the days gone by.

The 25-lap Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Car feature got off to a ragged start when Placerville’s Jimmy Trulli got upside down wildly in the first corner. He emerged okay but was done for the night. On the ensuing start Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid grabbed the lead and was followed along by Sean Becker. A yellow on lap five and then another red on lap six slowed the pace early on.

Once some green flag laps were clicked off Kofoid had his way out front, as Becker and Fremont’s Shane Golobic exchanged the second spot. The final caution appeared on lap 13 and after that things went green to checkered. Kofoid had built up a sizable lead, but lapped traffic cut that down with under five laps remaining. Just as Kofoid entered turn one on lap 23 a lapped car ahead of him had spun sideways, which gave Becker the opportunity he needed to pounce and grab the top spot.

The driver known as the Shark charged around the high-side and took the lead that he would never relinquish. Becker crossed under the checkered flag over Kofoid, Golobic, Visalia’s Steven Tiner and Australian Marcus Dumesny, who put together an impressive night that also saw him earn a heat race victory. Ryan Robinson, Chase Majdic, Kalib Henry, Greg Decaires and Tanner Carrick completed the top-10.

A 28-car field of Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprints were on hand Saturday with the ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust fast time going to Shane Golobic with a lap of 11.058. Heat race wins were picked off by Steven Tiner, Marcus Dumesny, Chase Majdic and Ryan Robinson. The B-main went to DJ Freitas.

The Ltd. Late Model feature saw Ray Trimble and Scott Woessner battle for the lead on the opening lap, until Woessner got sideways exiting turn four and lost multiple spots. On lap six Mike Lightfoot would make the move by Matt Michelli to claim the runner up spot, before Michelli returned the favor on lap 12.

Michelli then stalked leader Trimble and closed in ever so slightly as the laps wound down. Coming around the third and fourth corners on the final circuit Michelli blasted to the top of the speedway and charged around Trimble, nipping him at the line by just 0.024 seconds margin of victory to take the improbable win. Mike Lightfoot, Woessner and Ken Michelli completed the top-five. It marked the sixth win of the season for Michelli, who continues to lead the standings.

A total of 10 Ltd. Late Models signed into the pits with heat race wins going to Eddie Gardner and Matt Michelli.

The Pure Stock A-main began with Rick Grunert scooting to the lead, but a big crash for Chris Van Roenkel made for a complete restart. Scott Grunert took the lead on the next start as Rick Grunert climbed the wall wildly and stopped to bring out the yellow. A battle for the lead on the third start between Grunert and Baldwin was then seen, with Baldwin getting it before another yellow with one lap complete.

Previous weeks winner Orville Owens charged to second on lap eight and then took command on a lap-nine restart. Scott Grunert assumed second on lap 12 before another caution. Owens led the remaining laps to score his second consecutive victory over Nick Baldwin, Scott Grunert, Dan Jinkerson and Jason Palmer in the top-five.

Sixteen Pure Stocks were in competition on Saturday. Heat race wins were claimed by John Ewing and Orville Owens.

The Wingless Spec Sprint feature saw newcomer Captain Quint take the lead at the waving of the green flag. A yellow on lap five then set up a restart that saw Jimmy Christian carve his way past Quint to move into the top spot. On lap 11 Winged Sprint Car regular Jake Morgan made a great move to take the lead and go on to cross under the checkered flag for his first Wingless win.

Quint, a distant relative of Winged Sprint Car ace Sean Becker, got back around Christian to earn a second place finish. Christian, Chris Kerr and Cody Spencer completed the top-five. The Wingless Spec Sprint portion of the night saw 15 cars in action with heat races going to Captain Quint and Scott Hall. Quint also set fast time to begin the evening.

The Placerville Speedway will now take this coming weekend off before getting ready for the 14th annual Tribute to Al Hinds on Saturday August 5.

Divisions that will be in action at the prestigious event honoring the former track promoter will include the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites. It opens a huge month of August that also includes the 12th annual Mark Forni Classic and the final Sprint Car Challenge Tour appearance of the season.

Join over 9200 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2017 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

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

 

 

Nygaard Races to Devils Lake Speedway Win

By Mike Spieker

CRARY, N.D. (July 23, 2017) – The Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Cars made their third appearance of the season at Devils Lake Speedway Saturday night in front of a huge crowd. The night highlighted a rare double header, which featured both the NOSA Sprints and NLRA Late Models.

Wade Nygaard collected his series leading 13th career NOSA win at Devils Lake after starting in the fourth position.

Blake Egeland and Brant O’Banion led the field of 22 NOSA Sprints to the green flag, with Egeland grabbing the point on lap one. O’Banion battled back on lap two before Wade Nygaard entered the fray to fight the Sioux Falls, S.D. driver for the runner-up spot.

On lap three, Nygaard and O’Banion made contact exiting turn four, which caused O’Banion to lose three positions.

As Egeland entered lapped traffic on lap seven, he held a five car length advantage over Nygaard. Meanwhile, Casey Mack and Austin Pierce advanced their way into the top five as they ran third and fourth, respectively.

At the halfway point, both Mack and Pierce were able to move by Nygaard down the back straightaway, but fortunately for Nygaard the caution flew for a two-car spin in turn four.

“We got lucky there with that yellow flag,” said Nygaard after the race. “I was trying to figure out how to get by (Blake) Egeland. He was running really well tonight. Then Casey and Austin both got by me at the same time. Right after that, the yellow came out, which really saved us.”

On the restart, Egeland, who was in search of his first career NOSA win, led Nygaard, Mack and Pierce.

As the race resumed, Egeland, Mack, Nygaard, and a hard charging Shane Roemeling briefly went four wide for the lead off of turn four. Mack and Nygaard used the extreme low and high grooves to distance themselves from the pack down the frontstretch as a thrilling race for the lead ensued.

“Casey was running really well on the bottom. I just had to calm down and not spin the tires,” Nygaard continued. “I think it worked because I lost him out of my peripheral vision. Then I just told myself not to drive in the corner too hard and screw up.”

After four laps of side by side racing, Nygaard prevailed on the top side to take the lead. Once out front, Nygaard cruised the win; his fifth of the season overall.

Mack, Nick Omdahl, Pierce and Egeland rounded out the top five. Jade Hastings was the hard charger of the event, cruising from 14th to sixth.

The NOSA Sprints will be back in action Friday night at River Cities Speedway.

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [4]; 2. 8-Casey Mack, [7]; 3. 0-Nick Omdahl, [5]; 4. 2A-Austin Pierce, [8]; 5. 26-Blake Egeland, [1]; 6. 8H-Jade Hastings, [14]; 7. 27-Chris Ranten, [11]; 8. 31-Shane Roemeling, [12]; 9. 6-Zach Wilde, [13]; 10. 92-Mitch Mack, [10]; 11. 47-Brant OBanion, [2]; 12. 35-Brenden Wilde, [9]; 13. 10TRB-Bob Martin, [3]; 14. 20A-Jordan Adams, [6]; 15. 4M-Cale Mack, [20]; 16. 99-Jordan Graham, [18]; 17. 14-Tom Egeland, [15]; 18. 55-Sam Miller, [16]; 19. 12-Brayden Pengilly, [17]; 20. 6A-Terry Arneson, [19]; 21. (DNF) 51-Alex Larson, [21]; 22. (DNF) 91M-Jackson Moffett, [22]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 8-Casey Mack, [6]; 2. 20A-Jordan Adams, [5]; 3. 92-Mitch Mack, [1]; 4. 8H-Jade Hastings, [2]; 5. 14-Tom Egeland, [3]; 6. 55-Sam Miller, [4]; 7. (DNF) 6A-Terry Arneson, [7]; (DNS) 51-Alex Larson,

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 2A-Austin Pierce, [7]; 2. 47-Brant OBanion, [2]; 3. 27-Chris Ranten, [1]; 4. 26-Blake Egeland, [5]; 5. 6-Zach Wilde, [6]; 6. 12-Brayden Pengilly, [4]; (DNS) 91M-Jackson Moffett,

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 0-Nick Omdahl, [1]; 2. 10TRB-Bob Martin, [3]; 3. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [6]; 4. 35-Brenden Wilde, [5]; 5. 31-Shane Roemeling, [7]; 6. 99-Jordan Graham, [4]; 7. 4M-Cale Mack, [2]

 

 

Derrik Lusk Makes It Two Straight With Tabor Memorial Win At Ogilvie Raceway Ogilvie, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-22-17)

A warm summer evening with fantastic weather brought out a large crowd and a good turnout of UMSS winged sprint cars for the 6th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial at the Ogilvie Raceway on Saturday July 22. Following another entertaining 25 lap feature, Derrik Lusk of Jackson made it back-to-back wins in UMSS competition to become the sixth different driver to win a Tabor Memorial title. Lusk also moved a little bit further ahead of Chris Graf in the Midwest Power Equipment/GRP Motorsports series of nine races with a second and now two wins in the first three events. Lusk celebrated his win in Rock Auto Victory Lane and the $1,634 payday that came with it. Lusk took the lead from two-time and defending Midwest Power Series champion Chris Graf on lap 11 and held the top spot the remainder of the race.

A decent field of eighteen UMSS winged sprints signed into the pits on a hot, sunny afternoon at the Big O to get ready to do battle around the fast 3/8th mile dirt oval. Three 6-lap heat races and two 9-lap Challenge races were run with drivers earning passing and finishing points in each round of qualifiers in order to set the starting lineup for the feature event. Heat race wins went to Graf, 2015-2016 UMSS Champion Ryan Bowers, and leading Rookie of the Year candidate Chase Viebrock. With the top five finishers in the heats inverted for the Challenge races, Lusk and Jason Tostenson each took the lead on lap 5 of their races and sped on to victory. The top four drivers in points then redrew for starting spots in the first two rows of the feature. The redraw would see Bowers and Graf fire off from the front row with Lusk and Tostenson right behind them in the second row.

All cars made the call for the 25 lap Davey Tabor Memorial feature race. Bowers set a quick pace right from the drop of the green and blasted into the early lead with Graf and Lusk trailing. Just five laps into the race, Bowers began lapping cars running near the tail end of the field which allowed Graf and Lusk to close right in. On lap six the battle for the lead heated up with a pack of cars exiting turn four. Lusk was in the process of moving from third to first as the cars sped down the front stretch with lapped traffic. Suddenly Bowers car spun around near the start-finish line after some contact and came to rest on the edge of the infield. This brought out the first caution with scoring reverting back to lap 5. Bowers restarted 17th on the grid, as Graf was now the new leader.

Graf gassed it on the restart and pulled away from Lusk. With Bowers literally putting on a show moving up from the back of the pack, fans were keeping an eye on "Showtime" as well as the leaders. Graf caught the back of the field four laps later and Lusk closed in. Some exciting racing once again for the top spot was in store, as Lusk managed to get by Graf on lap 11 in traffic for the lead. And for the second time, some drama would play out on the front stretch as leaders worked lapped traffic in an attempt to complete 12 laps. Contact between Graf and the lapped car of Kevin Bradwell saw Graf loop around and Bradwell come limping to a stop with a broken front end. Graf appeared as though he might flip over but somehow managed to maintain control of his car, get it straightened out and continue on. Bob McVitty came flying in and clipped Bradwell's already disabled machine. McVitty headed for the infield and ended up making some more contact with Ronnie Erickson who was trying to avoid the crash. Scoring reverted back to lap 11 with Graf still in second, Erickson able to restart near the tail, and unfortunately with both Bradwell and McVitty riding the hook to the pits.

With Lusk in the lead, he set sail on the restart over Graf. Again the leaders began approaching lapped traffic and Graf closed in on Lusk. Lusk had come upon a group of four cars racing for positions further back in the field. Just as Graf got close, Lusk masterfully worked through that group and gained some breathing room again up front. Not so for Graf, as Bowers had now run him down and eventually took second in turn three. The final 14 laps clicked off caution-free with Derrik Lusk picking up his third career UMSS feature win. "Showtime" Ryan Bowers thrilled the crowd, which included many Ryan Bowers fans in attendance at what Ryan considers his home track, with his charge up through the field to ride home in second. Graf held on to an ill-handling car after the incident earlier in the race to finish third. Viebrock and Tostenson rounded out the top five with strong runs for each of them. Jamey Ogston was sixth. Making a rare appearance with the UMSS, Ramona, SD racer Ryan Bickett finished seventh and also earned the special GRP $100 Long Tow Award. Jared Goerges was back in action with his very recently repaired 360 motor back in the car (just several hours before race time) for an eighth place finish. Dean Brown and Reed Allex completed the top ten. The 305 sprint car of Val Urman, Tori Knutson, Ty Sampair in his Traditional sprint, Erickson, Jeff Pellersels and Trevor Reding completed the sixteen cars that finished.

A huge thanks to Margaret Tabor for her generous contribution of well over $2,000 into the winged sprint car purse along with the Midwest Power Equipment and GRP Motorsports money made for a nightly payout in the division of $9,000. The UMSS and the Tabor family want to thank Ogilvie Raceway for hosting this special night and Midwest Power Equipment and GRP Motorsports for their contributions to the purse. It was once again another entertaining evening of racing and another successful Tabor Memorial on a night the local area sprint car community came together to remember and honor one of their own.

The UMSS winged sprints will now take a month off before returning to action at the Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids on Friday August 18 and the Madison Speedway out in western Minnesota on Saturday August 19 for the fourth and fifth races in the Midwest Power Equipment/GRP Motorsports Series. It is fairly typical at this time of the season for the UMSS winged sprints to have some off-time with a couple of big sprint car racing weekends down at the Knoxville Raceway coming up in early August. Although it will be several weeks before the UMSS winged warriors race again, look for the point battle to continue between Lusk, Graf and Bowers when the double-header weekend rolls around in mid August. All three feature races so far have been very entertaining in this special nine race series. Keep tabs on all of the UMSS winged sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the red logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS Race Results - Ogilvie Raceway July 22, 2017 (Race #11) 6th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial

Midwest Power Equip/GRP Motorsports 6th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 2-Derrik Lusk, [3]; 2. 64-Ryan Bowers, [1]; 3. 20G-Chris Graf, [2]; 4. 50-Chase Viebrock, [7]; 5. 36-Jason Tostenson, [4]; 6. 03-Jamey Ogston, [8]; 7. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [5]; 8. 9-Jared Goerges, [6]; 9. 1-Dean Brown, [9]; 10. 91A-Reed Allex, [10]; 11. 462-Val Urman, [12]; 12. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson, [15]; 13. N1-Ty Sampair, [11]; 14. 62-Ronnie Erickson, [13]; 15. 22-Jeff Pellersels, [16]; 16. 95-Trevor Reding, [18]; 17. (DNF) 77-Kevin Bradwell, [17]; 18. (DNF) 7M-Bob McVitty, [14]. Lap Leaders: Bowers 1-5, Graf 6-10, Lusk 11-25. (2) yellows: 64 spin on front stretch coming to complete lap 6 while leading and in traffic. 64 tagged the tail and scoring went back to lap 5. Final caution for contact on front stretch in traffic between 20G & 77. 77 broke front end and colleted 7M & 62. 20G kept going, so he kept his spot in 2nd. 62 restarted tail end. 77 & 7M went out on hook to pits.

Margaret Tabor Challenge Race 1 (9 Laps): 1. 2-Derrik Lusk, [3]; 2. 03-Jamey Ogston, [1]; 3. 20G-Chris Graf, [6]; 4. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [5]; 5. 50-Chase Viebrock, [7]; 6. 62-Ronnie Erickson, [2]; 7. 462-Val Urman, [4]; 8. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson, [8]; (DNS) 77-Kevin Bradwell. Lap Leaders: Ogston 1-4, Lusk 5-9. No cautions.

Margaret Tabor Challenge Race 2 (9 Laps): 1. 36-Jason Tostenson, [5]; 2. 64-Ryan Bowers, [7]; 3. 1-Dean Brown, [2]; 4. 9-Jared Goerges, [6]; 5. 91A-Reed Allex, [3]; 6. N1-Ty Sampair, [4]; 7. 7M-Bob McVitty, [1]; 8. 95-Trevor Reding, [9]; 9. (DNF) 22-Jeff Pellersels, [8]. Lap Leaders: Brown 1-4, Tostenson 5-9. No cautions.

Midwest Power Equipment Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 20G-Chris Graf, [3]; 2. 36-Jason Tostenson, [2]; 3. 2-Derrik Lusk, [5]; 4. 1-Dean Brown, [1]; 5. 03-Jamey Ogston, [6]; 6. 22-Jeff Pellersels, [4]. Lap Leader: Brown 1-2, Graf 3-6. No cautions.

Midwest Power Equipment Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 64-Ryan Bowers, [4]; 2. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [5]; 3. N1-Ty Sampair, [3]; 4. 77-Kevin Bradwell, [1]; 5. 7M-Bob McVitty, [2]; 6. (DNF) 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson, [6]. Lap Leader: Bowers 1-6. (1) yellow for 14k stopped on front stretch after 1 lap. On hook to pits.

Midwest Power Equipment Heat 3 (6 Laps): 1. 50-Chase Viebrock, [1]; 2. 9-Jared Goerges, [4]; 3. 462-Val Urman, [2]; 4. 91A-Reed Allex, [5]; 5. 62-Ronnie Erickson, [3]; 6. 95-Trevor Reding, [6]. Lap Leader: Viebrock 1-6. No cautions.

 

 

It's Kerzman Flag-to-Flag in Tabor Memorial at Ogilvie Raceway Ogilvie, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-22-17)

The warm summer evenings continued in July, as a large crowd came out to watch the UMSS Traditional sprints and their winged counterparts put on a show at the Ogilvie Raceway for the running of the 6th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial. A familiar face sat in Rock Auto Victory Lane at the conclusion of the 25 lap nonstop feature race. Jeremy Kerzman from Gray Eagle led flag-to-flag for his fourth TSCS win of the season, his second win at the Big O in a non-winged sprint car, and his eighth career victory in a Traditional sprint on Saturday night July 22. Kerzman also became the sixth different Traditional sprint car driver to earn a Tabor Memorial title. The win paid Kerzman $434.

A solid field of eighteen UMSS Traditional sprint cars signed into the pits on a fantastic summer afternoon, as the drivers prepared their wingless machines for some high-speed racing around the Big O banked 3/8th mile dirt oval a bit later on. Three 10-lap heat races were run with Ty Sampair, Kerzman and Scott Brandt the winners. All three heats ran caution-free. The top four drivers in passing and finishing points redrew on the VIP deck during intermission. Kerzman and Brandt liked their front row draws. Starting behind them in row two would be Bryan Roach and Sampair. Prior to hot laps, current point leader Mike Mueller's 87 sprint car developed some kind of engine issue while attempting to warm up in the pits and was not able to race. Since no heat races had been run, Mueller was able to transfer into Kevin Bradwell's Traditional sprint car and start at the back of the second heat.

Kerzman wasted little time in jumping out into the lead following the drop of the green flag for the 25 lap Tabor Memorial feature. Although Scott Brandt appeared to be closing the gap a bit during the first half of the race, Brandt never got close enough for any kind of a serious bid to overtake Kerzman. Nary a caution flag would wave to close up the field, as Kerzman had the car to beat on this night at the Big O. Brandt ran second the entire distance, and ended up winning a special bonus from GRP Motorsports that is occasionally put into effect for him, Roach and Jon Lewerer. Speaking of Bryan Roach, he ran third for several laps before Jimmy Kouba was able to get by. Behind Kouba and Roach was one of the cars on the move forward. Mike Mueller, in Kevin Bradwell's car, started 11th on the grid and moved his way forward to finish fifth. Johnny Parsons III, Anna Hippe, Cam Schafer, Lewerer and Neal Matuska rounded out the top ten. Schafer actually crossed the finish line in sixth, but he was docked two positions for jumping on the original start. Without a caution to assess the penalty, the two spot drop-back took him out of contention for the $101 GRP-RJ at the Speedway Hard Charger Award. That bonus went to Mike Mueller with a gain of six positions, although Schafer would have been in line with an eight position gain had it not been for the penalty.

Special thanks to Margaret Tabor and GRP Motorsports for their contributions to the Traditional sprint car purse and to the Ogilvie Raceway for hosting this special night for the first time. The evening ended up with some entertaining racing in both sprint car divisions and plenty of fun times for many in attendance. Several drivers in both divisions along with several fans commented after the races that they wish the UMSS would be making one more appearance at the Big O this season, but the Tabor Memorial was the only time at the Big O in 2017.

The Traditional sprint cars get right back into action this coming week for their third and final appearance of the season at the Red Cedar Speedway on Thursday night July 27 as part of the program at the Dunn County Fair in Menomonie, WI. Two nights later on July 29, the Traditional sprints return for the seventh time this season to the Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond as part of the Eric Herbison Memorial show. Keep tabs on all of the UMSS Traditional sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the blue logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Ogilvie Raceway July 22, 2017 (Race #13) 6th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial

GRP Motorsports & Tabor Family Davey Tabor Memorial Feature (25 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, [1]; 2. 7-Scott Brandt, [2]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [5]; 4. 99-Bryan Roach, [4]; 5. 95-Mike Mueller, [11]; 6. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [7]; 7. 16-Anna Hippe, [9]; 8. 14-Cam Schafer, [14]; 9. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [6]; 10. 48-Neal Matuska, [8]; 11. 1-Tony Norem, [17]; 12. 55-Joseph Kouba, [10]; 13. 15E-Caley Emerson, [16]; 14. 33C-Cody Emmans, [12]; 15. 29-Hunter Custer, [13]; 16. (DNF) 90-Tony Klose, [15]; 17. (DNF) N1-Ty Sampair, [3] Lap Leader: Kerzman 1-25. No cautions!

GRP Motorsports & Tabor Family Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. N1-Ty Sampair, [1]; 2. 99-Bryan Roach, [5]; 3. 48-Neal Matuska, [4]; 4. 33C-Cody Emmans, [2]; 5. 90-Tony Klose, [3] Lap Leader: Sampair 1-10. No cautions. Mueller 87 scratched for the night with engine failure during warm-up in pits ahead of time. Mueller switched to Bradwell's 95 car in second heat, since no heat races had been run.

GRP Motorsports & Tabor Family Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, [3]; 2. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [1]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [5]; 4. 55-Joseph Kouba, [4]; 5. 95-Mike Mueller, [6]; 6. 1-Tony Norem, [2] Lap Leader: Kerzman 1-10. No cautions.

GRP Motorsports & Tabor Family Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 7-Scott Brandt, [3]; 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [1]; 3. 16-Anna Hippe, [4]; 4. 29-Hunter Custer, [2]; 5. 14-Cam Schafer, [5]; 6. 15E-Caley Emerson, [6] Lap Leaders: Parsons 1-3, Brandt 4-10. No cautions.

 

 

AJ Hopkins and Kenny Wallace claim feature wins at Lincoln Park Speedway
- Rain snags the win in final three features of the evening

By CAREY FOX
Times Sports Editor
PUTNAMVILLE — Hammer down dirt race tracks are a test of man, mettle and machinery. Such was the case Saturday night at Lincoln Park Speedway as a lightning fast racing surface tested the race drivers on hand.
AJ Hopkins bested 17 other sprint car pilots in dominant fashion, topping Kevin Thomas Jr. by nearly a straightaway after a late race caution. Kenny Wallace was able to edge out Greencastle’s Josh Boller in a thrilling UMP Modified main event. Boller pulled even with Wallace off the final corner, but lost out by a couple of feet at the finish line.
The UMP Super Stock A-main was on the track as a drizzling rain began to fall. Moments later a steady downpour meant that Mother Nature would claim the final two classes and three features of the evening.
Thomas Jr. was a fresh off an Indiana Sprint Week Championship last week as he switched rides to the Mike Gass Racing No. 17 for Saturday’s LPS date. The results were much the same as Thomas claimed heat race number one ahead of Jerry Coons. Hopkins rocketed to a win in the second heat race ahead of Brazil’s Nate McMillin and Shane Cockrum claimed the third heat ahead of Jeff Bland Jr.
Coons and Cockrum would start on the front row for the sprint car A-main with Hopkins and Thomas in the second row. When the green flag fell it was Hopkins jumping out to the lead and quickly building himself a cushion as Cockrum had his hands full with a Jeff Bland Jr. as Cockrum and Thomas were in tow.
Just nine laps into the feature, Hopkins had caught and began to lap traffic in the back of the field. The Brownsburg native was ripping around the cushion and had opened up a full straightaway lead over Thomas and Bland before a spin by Brady Ottinger brought out the caution flag.
With seven laps remaining, the field had a last ditch shot at trying to knock Hopkins from the top spot. When the green flag fell once again, Thomas gave Hopkins everything but the kitchen sink on the restart. Hopkins bobbled briefly as he hopped the cushion in turn two with four circuits remaining. However, he quickly hammered the throttle back out of the corner to stay wheel-to-wheel with Thomas. The pair made a full laps next to each other before Hopkins’ powered back in front and would not look back. Over the final few laps, Hopkins again opened up a large lead to put the Ottinger No. 4J sponsored by Franklin Equipment, CEP Concrete, G&D Realty, Greg Hubler Chevrolet and Hovis in victory lane just eight days after a flip into Bloomington Speedway’s parking lot.
Thomas Jr. came home second ahead of Bland, Coons and Brandon Mattox in the top-five.
Twenty-seven UMP Modifieds were on hand at Lincoln Park Speedway this weekend in pursuit of the winner’s share of the purse.
RJ Pruitt, Boller, Wallace and Jacoby Hines were heat race winners with West Terre Haute’s Sydney Landes capturing the B-main victory to set up the main event line-up.
Hines and Wallace made up a stout front row with Wallace currently sitting seventh in the UMP National Points Standings. Five other members of the Southern Indiana Regional top-10 were also on hand to challenge Wallace.
Wallace, Boller and Hines were early challengers for the top spot before Wallace
crossed the line in first by lap five with Boller in tow. Hines ran third ahead of Pruitt and Tyler Loughmiller at that stage of the race.
By lap 10, it would have been easy to throw a beach towel over the top-three as Wallace held a tenuous advantage over Boller and Hines. Several car lengths back of the front runners, Pruitt had fourth as Loughmiller and Derek Groomer gave chase.
The final battle began to take shape as Wallace and Boller opened up some breathing room in their chase for the checkers. By lap 15, Wallace and Boller were door-to-door through the corners as Wallace held fast to the top line and Boller dove to the bottom to make up valuable ground. With two laps to go it appeared as if Wallace was going to be able to salt away the win as he opened up a car length lead crossing the finish line.
However, Boller wasn’t going away.
Boller gathered his plan of attack as Wallace attempted to take away his preferred line with one lap left. Wallace slipped slightly up the track into the final two corners as Boller rocketed through turn three and came out of turn four even with the former NASCAR star. The pair had a drag race to the finish line that Wallace narrowly claimed for the victory. Boller, Hines, Groomer and Pruitt wrapped up an exciting top-five finish at the Putnamville oval before the rains came.
This weekend will feature the 30th running of the Putnamville Clash with a $3,000 payday for sprint cars. UMP Modifieds, super stocks and bombers are on the card along with the MMSA mini sprints.

Lincoln Park Speedway
Sprint car feature
1. AJ Hopkins, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Jeff Bland Jr., 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 5. Brandon Mattox, 6. Nate McMillin, 7. Shane Cockrum, 8. Lee Underwood, 9. Brian Karraker, 10. Josh Cunningham, 11. Brent Stapp, 12. Alec Sipes, 13. Harley Burns, 14. Brady Ottinger, 15. Daylan Chambers, 16. Ethan Barrow, 17. Koby Barksdale, 18. Brandon Spence
Heat winners: Thomas Jr., Hopkins, Cockrum

 

 

Shebester Holds Off Wood for First Career Sprint Series of Oklahoma Victory!

Elk City, Oklahoma – July 22, 2017 - Steven Shebester took the lead at the start then held off a fast-closing Joe Wood, Jr. at the end to claim the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car presented by Smiley’s Racing Products feature Saturday night at Elk City Speedway in Elk City, Oklahoma.

Shebester and Tristan Oakes started on the front row for the twenty-five-lap feature with Shebester taking the lead as
the green flag fell.

Around the races midway point, the Mustang, Oklahoma driver had his hands full with defending series champion and seventh starting Andy Shouse with the leaders approaching slower cars around the races midway point.

Shebester handled lapped traffic while behind him, Shouse had his hands full with fifth starting Joe Wood, Jr. with five laps to go. Wood would get past Shouse for the runner-up position and set his sights on the leader.

Wood, gunning for his second feature victory in a row and third career, would get a run underneath the leader coming out of turn four on the last lap. But Shebester, aboard the Pete Haskins owned, Square Deal Auto Salvage/Riverside Auto Salvage/DGM Motorsports sponsored GF1 #16s sprinter would hold on to claim his first career sprint car victory in only his fifth start piloting a sprint car.

Wood, aboard the Wood family owned, Young Tool/Mud-X sponsored Myers powered Triple X chassis settled for second while Shouse came home third. Wichita Falls, Texas driver Brandon Long came home fourth while eighth-starting Zach Blurton rounded out the top five.

The three heat races for the twenty-one-car field were won by Long, Oakes and Shebester.

The Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products will be back in action this coming Friday night (July 28) at Wichita Speedway in Wichita Falls.

Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Elk City, Oklahoma

July 22, 2017

21 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Brandon Long, 2) Andy Shouse, 3) Josh Toho, 4) Loyd Clevenger, 5) Blake Scott, 6) Chad Koch, 7) Chase Smith

2nd Heat: 1) Tristan Oakes, 2) Jake Martens, 3) Joe Wood, Jr., 4) Blake Dacus, 5) Chris Kelly, 6) Dillon Laden, 7) Tanner Conn

3rd Heat: 1) Steven Shebester, 2) Cody Whitworth, 3) Zach Blurton, 4) Justin Fisk, 5) Michael Gossman, 6) Justin Mowery, 7) Jerry Jumper

A Feature: 1) Steven Shebester (1), 2) Joe Wood, Jr. (5), 3) Andy Shouse (7), 4) Brandon Long (3), 5) Zach Blurton (8), 6) Blake Dacus (12), 7) Jake Martens (6), 8) Cody Whitworth (4), 9) Chris Kelly (13), 10) Josh Toho (10), 11) Michael Gossman (9), 12) Loyd Clevenger (11), 13) Dillon Laden (18), 14) Justin Fisk (14), 15) Blake Scott (15), 16) Jerry Jumper (21), 17) Justin Mowery (16), 18) Tristan Oakes (1), 19) Chase Smith (19), 20) Tanner Conn (20), 21) Chad Koch (17)

Lap Leaders: Shebester 1-25

 

 

Gary Bell Triumphant in NCRA/ASCS Red River Region Showdown!

Park City, Kansas – July 22, 2017 - Brian Bell made the long tow from his Galloway, Tennessee home to claim victory as the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products/Bank of Oklahoma American Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products Red River Region Showdown competed at 81 Speedway in Park City on Saturday night.

Ray Seeman and Alex Sewell started on the front row for the twenty-five-lap feature but caution would quickly wave at the start when Sewell and Seeman tangled sending Sewell to the tail of the field on the restart.

The complete restart would move Jeff Stasa up to the outside front row starting position besides Seeman but it was fourth starting Mike Goodman who would take the lead as the green flag fell.

Goodman would open a ten-car length lead over Stasa while third starting Don Droud, Jr., eighth starting John Carney II and Bell completed the top five after the first three laps.

The first caution of the feature would fall on lap five when Jon Freeman spun at the bottom of turn four.

On the restart, Droud would dispose of Stasa for the runner-up position with Carney close behind. He Lubbock, Texas drivers run would come to an abrupt end on lap eight when Carney would get high entering turns one and two and execute a series of end-over-end flips. He was uninjured and done for the night.

The final restart saw Goodman still up front while Droud would have his hands full with third place Bell and Sewell with both drivers over-taking Droud for second and third respectively.

Goodmans lead would be just five car lengths by lap seventeen and when approaching slower cars two laps later, Bell utilize lapped traffic to get underneath Goodman to take the lead coming out of turn two on lap twenty.

There was no catching Bell those final five laps as he would go on to claim his first-ever NCRA victory in only his second start with the series. Current ASCS Red River Region point leader Sewell disposed of Droud for second with four laps to go to claim the runner-up position after restarting sixteenth after causing the caution on the original start.

Ninth-starting and current NCRA point leader Jeremy Campbell finished third while Goodman and Droud finished fourth and fifth respectively.

The two, eight lap heat races for the sixteen-car field were won by Stasa and Carney.

The next scheduled event for the NCRA sprint car division is slated for Saturday night, September 2, at 81 Speedway in the first night of the tracks annual “Fall Classic.”

NCRA/ASCS Red River Region

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

July 22, 2017

16 Cars

1st Heat: 1) 91-Jeff Stasa, [2]; 2) 23B-Brian Bell, [4]; 3) 21R-Andrew Deal, [1]; 4) 72-Ray Seeman, [3]; 5) 11C-Mike Goodman, [6]; 6) 85Forrest Sutherland, [5]; 7) 81-Jon Freeman, [7]; 8) 26M-Fred Mattox, [8]

2nd Heat: 1) 224-John Carney, [1]; 2) 8-Alex Sewell, [3]; 3) 1X-Don Droud Jr, [5]; 4) 1J-Danny Jennings, [2]; 5) 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [6]; 6) 57-TJ Artz, [8]; 7) 44-Jared Sewell, [4]; 8) 20G-Jake Greider, [7]

A Feature: 1) 23B-Brian Bell, [5]; 2) 8-Alex Sewell, [2]; 3) 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [9]; 4) 11C-Mike Goodman, [6]; 5) 1X-Don Droud Jr, [3]; 6) 1JDanny Jennings, [10]; 7) 21R-Andrew Deal, [7]; 8) 91-Jeff Stasa, [4]; 9) 26M-Fred Mattox, [15]; 10) 85-Forrest Sutherland, [12]; 11) 20G-Jake Greider, [16]; 12) 72-Ray Seeman, [1]; 13) 44-Jared Sewell, [14]; 14) 81-Jon Freeman, [13]; 15) 57-TJ Artz, [11]; 16) 224-John Carney, [8]

Lap Leaders: Goodman 1-20, Bell 21-25

 

 

Joe Swanson Tops SOD Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash at Butler Motor Speedway

ERIE, MI (July 23, 2017) – Joe Swanson won a hard fought battle with Jay Steinebach to win Saturday’s Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash at Butler Motor Speedway.

Swanson (Etna Green, Indiana) started from the pole, but a lap one red for a Shebly Bilton and Andy Chehowski crash on the back straightaway, and a quick caution for Tyler Bearden’s spin halted action quickly.  Once back under green, Swanson took the lead over Tim Evilsizer.  Boston Mead took 2nd on lap 7, then Steinebach took the spot on the next lap.  Steinebach was getting faster as Swanson battled traffic and on lap 16 he shot by the leader and opened up a small lead.  On lap 18 the caution flew for Tyler Rankin’s spin.  Steinebach held the lead in spite of heavy pressure from Swanson through lap 22 when the caution came out for Doug Zimmerman’s spin.  Swanson charged into 1st on lap 23 and led the final 2 laps to win the epic battle.

COMP Cams heat race winner Boston Mead suffered a broken rocker arm at the end of his heat race and SOD point leader suffered the same fate while leading the Engler Machine & Tool heat.  While it looked like both drivers were done for the night, they borrowed the parts needed to run the feature and their perseverance paid off.  Mead started 3rd and finished 4th.  Irwin started 22nd and charged to a 6th place finish, easily winning the KSE Hard Charger Award.

Doug Zimmerman led the 27-car field in qualifying with a 13.272 lap.

The SOD program was completed with typical SOD efficiency through the combined efforts of SOD competitors and Butler Motor Speedway officials.

Qualifying - Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition Fast Masters (fast qualifiers) $50 each

Group

Time

#

Driver

Engler Machine & Tool Heat

13.337

16

Ryan Ruhl

COMP Cams Heat

13.272

19Z

Doug Zimmerman

RockAuto.com Heat

14.008

10S

Jay Steinebach

Heat Races – Winners $100 each

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

16

Ryan Ruhl

 

2

4T

Josh Turner

Kistler Racing Products

3

1a

Mark Aldrich

Racing Optics

4

7Z

Zach Hampton

 

5

20A

Andy Chehowski

 

6

27K

Ryan Kirkendall

 

7

58

Tony Bures

 

8

0

Steve Irwin

 

9

5QB

Quentin Blonde

 

 

COMP Cams Heat #2

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

27B

Boston Mead

 

2

5B

Chad Blonde

Allstar Performance

3

7J

Joe Swanson

Racing Optics

4

19Z

Doug Zimmerman

 

5

49T

Gregg Dalman

 

6

10J

Chris Jones

 

7

39

Tyler Rankin

 

8

6

Tyler Bearden

 

9

91L

Lexi Adgate

 

 

RockAuto.com Heat #3

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

41

Thomas Schinderle

 

2

10s

Jay Steinebach

Kistler Racing Products

3

9E

Tim Evilsizer

Racing Optics

4

27

Shelby Bilton

 

5

21T

Troy Chehowski

 

6

8

Justin Ward

 

7

47

Robert Bulloch

 

8

3G

John Gurley

 

DNS

52

Zac Broughman

 

Feature

 

#

Driver

Start

Contingencies

1

7J

Joe Swanson

1

Rod End Supply

2

10s

Jay Steinebach

4

Rod End Supply

3

16

Ryan Ruhl

5

Rod End Supply

4

27B

Boston Mead

3

Schoenfeld Headers

5

41

Thomas Schinderle

8

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

0

Steve Irwin

22

 

7

4T

Josh Turner

6

Allstar Performance

8

5B

Chad Blonde

9

 

9

1a

Mark Aldrich

7

King Racing Products

10

19Z

Doug Zimmerman

11

 

11

49T

Gregg Dalman

14

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

12

7Z

Zach Hampton

10

 

13

9E

Tim Evilsizer

2

 

14

21T

Troy Chehowski

15

 

15

10J

Chris Jones

17

 

16

8

Justin Ward

18

 

17

27K

Ryan Kirkendall

16

 

18

58

Tony Bures

19

 

19

47

Robert Bulloch

21

 

20

39

Tyler Rankin

20

 

21

6

Tyler Bearden

23

 

22

27

Shelby Bilton

12

 

23

20A

Andy Chehowski

13

 

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Steve Irwin (+16)

 

BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Mark Aldrich

 

DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – Chris Jones

 

Perfit Corporation Lucky Dog – Zach Hampton

 

Get to know Driven Racing Oil at http://www.drivenracingoil.com.  For more information about Butler Motor Speedway, go to www.butlerspeedway.net

For more information about Engine Pro go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  The full 2017 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, current news, and other information are available at www.sprintsondirt.com.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Season Sportsman & Crew Chief Sponsor).  In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

Westbrook, DeMan, Lemyre, Janssens, Maas Win on Christmas in July and Autograph Night Presented by Jibs Action Sports

By Josh Gordon

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – July 21, 2017 – A total of 129 cars packed the pit area for Christmas in July and Autograph Night presented by Jibs Action Sports at Ohsweken Speedway. When the final checkered flags waved, it was Dylan Westbrook, Mack DeMan, Derek Lemyre, Brandon Janssens, and Eric Maas who stood in Lucas Oil Victory Lane. KOOL KIDZ/CORR-PAK 360 SPRINT CARS Dylan Westbrook won a record setting sixth-straight 360 Sprint Car Feature at Ohsweken. A second-place starting position was all Dylan Westbrook needed to pick up his sixth straight win in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars division at Ohsweken Speedway. Westbrook took the lead from pole-sitter Alex Hill following a lap 1 caution and was able to hold it following a lap 2 red flag which saw Jamie Turner’s car flip on its side.

Westbrook was only slowed by lapped traffic late in the race. He passed all but six of the 19 starters. Westbrook’s six consecutive wins set a new track record a Ohsweken. Glenn Styres, held the previous record of five straight victories.

STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS A thrilling 20-lap Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars Feature saw several racers challenge for the lead. Mike Thorne used his second-place starting position to lead early, but he was soon confronted by Holly Porter and Mack DeMan.

A three-wide battle for the lead down the back straightaway on lap 15 saw Porter use the bottom of the racetrack, while DeMan and Thorne fought it out on the outside. Porter took the lead from Thorne on lap 16, but was only able to hold onto it for a short period of time as DeMan took the lead one lap later.

A late caution set up a three-lap dash to the finish. When the checkered flew, DeMan prevailed and picked up his second consecutive win. MIDDLEPORT MECHANICAL THUNDER STOCKS For the first time since last season, someone other than Dave Bailey or Ryan Dinning was in Lucas Oil Victory Lane at the end of the 20-lap Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock feature.

Sixteenth starting Derek Lemyre was simply overpowering in his quest to knock off both Bailey and Dinning. Lemyre powered through the outside line to grab the lead on lap 3 and he never looked back.

A lap 19 caution set up a showdown between Bailey and Lemyre with one to go. On the restart, Lemyre picked the high line and was able to fight off Bailey for his first win of the year. HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS Jason Dixon and Patrick Abrahamsson brought the field to green in the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15-lap Feature, but Davey Boughton led lap 1. A lap 2 caution opened the door for sixth-place starter Brandon Janssens, who used the outside line to lead lap 3.

A scary moment on lap 7 saw B-Main Winner Dusty DeBoer viciously flip going into turn 3, bringing out the red. DeBoer was able to walk away from the crash, though the same thing could not be said for his #23 machine.

Following the red, eleventh-place starter Nick Masi joined Janssens in a battle for the lead. A single file restart following a caution on lap 11 sealed the deal for Janssens, as he used the outside line once again to hold of a hard-charging Masi. GALE'S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS Jake Maas started third in the 12-lap Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber Feature and he was able to use that to his advantage jumping out to an early lead.

A caution on lap 5 tightened the field and set up an exciting restart. When green flew, Maas reassumed his lead, opening up a couple of car lengths lead on Tim Jamieson and Gillian Hils. Maas expertly navigated lapped traffic and held on for the win.

The most exciting battle on the race track was for second place, as Hils and Jamieson were side-by-side for most of the feature. In the end, Hils was able to use the bottom of the race track to edge Jamieson for second. Lucas Smith and Alex Maas completed the top five. UP NEXT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Monday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 25 for two of the biggest shows of the season featuring Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series star Kyle Larson and four-time Knoxville Nationals champion, ‘The Dude’ Danny Lasoski. On Monday, July 24 it’s the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals as Larson and Lasoski will battle in 360 Sprint Car competition against Ohsweken’s talented Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak Sprint Car division as well as some of the best talent in the Northeast. The UMP Modifieds, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and 50-lap Brock Leonard Memorial for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks are also on Monday’s schedule.

Then on Tuesday, July 25, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series rolls into town for the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown. The best Sprint Car drivers in the world will be up against Larson and Lasoski as well as a strong local contingent. In addition, the DIRTcar Sportsman tour’s Western Region will be in attendance along with twin 15-lap Features for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Race time for both events is 7:30pm. OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT Ohsweken Speedway Race Report July 21, 2017 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Christmas in July and Autograph Night Presented by Jibs Action Sports Total Entries – 129 ———————————————————–

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (19 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (2); 2. 49 Scott Kreutter (4); 3. 0 Max Johnston (5); 4. 10 Mitch Brown (3); 5. 14h Jim Huppunen (8); 6. 77x Alex Hill (1); 7. 91 Ryan Turner (10); 8. 38 Tyler Hendricks (6); 9. 01 Mikey Kruchka (13); 10. 1-10 Jake Brown (9); 11. 97 Cory Turner (17); 12. 9 Steve Lyons (11); 13. 90 Travis Cunningham (14); 14. 22 Shawn Sliter (19); 15. 6 Curtis Gartly (15); 16. 67x Parker Price-Miller (7); 17. 2w Lee Winger (12); 18. 11 Jamie Turner (16); 19. 27z Stan Zanchin (18). A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dylan Westbrook 1-20; Hard Charger – Cory Turner (+6 – 17th to 11th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 1:52.906) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 47x-Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ON (1); 2. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON (3); 3. 14h Jim Huppunen Fenwick, ON (10); 4. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (2); 5. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON (5); 6. 2w Lee Winger, Mount Hope, ON (7); 7. 90 Travis Cunningham, Grimsby, ON (4); 8. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamsford, ON (6); 9. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (8); 10. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie, ON (9)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 1:57.169) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 0 Max Johnston, Sydney, NSW, AUS (1); 2. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations, ON (2); 3. 67x Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, USA (6); 4. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford, ON (4); 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON (8); 6. 49 Scott Kreutter, Alden, NY, USA (9); 7. 01 Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton, ON (7); 8. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (5); 9. 22 Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne, ON (3) Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Jim Huppunen ———————————————————–

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (27 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 4 Mack DeMan (4); 2. 1 Holly Porter (6); 3. 68 Aaron Turkey (8); 4. 55 Mike Thorne (2); 5. 52 Jesse Costa (5); 6. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (12); 7. 3 AJ Lewis (1); 8. 49h Jerry Hill (3); 9. 18 Josh Shantz (10); 10. 88h Josh Hansen (11); 11. 87x Shone Evans (9); 12. 8 Hannah Ferrell (13); 13. 88 Jesse McDonald (7); 14. 15 Dan Nanticoke (19); 15. 5d Jacob Dykstra (17); 16. 6m Eric McGlone (14); 17. 51 Trevor Young (16); 18. 18x Davey Boughton (20); 19. 18s Michael Summers (18); 20. 29 Liam Martin (15). A-Feature Lap Leaders – Alex Hill 1, Dylan Westbrook 2-20; Hard Charger – Ryan Hunsinger (+6 – 12th to 6th).

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Time: 1:34.162) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia, ON (1); 2. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON (2); 3. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha, ON (4); 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinder, Stouffville, ON (5); 5. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON (7); 6. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON (9); 7. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON (6); 8. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON (3); 9. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON (8)

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – Time: 1:36.806) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON (2); 2. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON (7); 3. 3 AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON (5); 4. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON (8); 5. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken, ON (9); 6. 15 Dan Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (6); 7. 18s Michael Summers, Warsaw, IN, USA (1); 8. 8h Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON (3); 9. 04x Michael Bell, Hagersville, ON (4)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON (7); 2. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON (1); 3. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON (2); 4. 6m Eric McGlone, Union, ON (4); 5. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON (5); 6. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON (3); 7. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (8); 8. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON (6); 9. 26 John Verney, Dundas, ON (9)

B-Feature 1 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 51 Trevor Young (1); 2. 5d Jacob Dykstra (5); 3. 18s Michael Summers (6); 4. 15 Dan Nanticoke (2); 5. 18x Davey Boughton (4); 6. 10 Lofton Schuts (9); 7. 04x Michael Bell (12); 8. 9c Dan Nanticoke (3); 9. 8h Matt Hill (10); 10. 5 DJ Christie (7); 11. 9 Paul Ballantyne (11); 12. 26 John Verney (8)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Holly Porter

 

 

WINDOM SWEEPS WAR EAST WEEKEND

Canton, IL (July 22, 2017) - Returning to his hometown, Chris Windom picked up his third win in three opportunities with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprints on Satuday night at Spoon River Speedway. The race was a non-stop 25 lapper at top speed on the high-banked speed plant.

Korey Weyant moved into the lead at the start from the pole starting position with Landon Simon close behind. Weyant set a torrid pace as he led the first seven laps. Simon got a good run on lap eight to move past Weyant for the lead. Windom would also move by for second in the following laps.

Simon was up to the challenge as he moved through lapped traffic to keep the lead. That would change on lap twenty two as Simon slid up high in turn one as he attempted to lap a slower car. Windom would move underneath Simon and had the momentum down the backstretch to move into the lead.

Simon made one final attempt at Windom on the final turn of the last lap, but Windom would prove to be too strong in his J&D powered DRC. Mitch Wissmiller ran third in his Air Plus Contracting/SF Welding & Repair Chevy 410 powered Maxim after a good battle with Korey Weyant. Weyant would end up fourth in the Ealey Transportation/Weeble's Bar and Grill/Tosti's Transmission Eagle with Automotive Machine power. Rounding out the top five was Mario Clouser in his Yokohama Tires/Clouser Auto Repair Maxim with Claxton power. Terry Babb was sixth as he was followed by Slater Helt and Chris Parkinson. James Lyerla and Andy Baugh rounded out the top ten.

The POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprints have three remaining events in 2017. They are in action next at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois on Friday, August 18. The following events are the much anticipated SPRINT MANIA on Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7 at Fairbury American Legion Speedway, also known as FALS in Fairbury, Illinois.

The POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League is back on track next week for a two day weekend. Kicking off on Friday, July 28 at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Missouri followed by Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Missouri on Saturday, July 29.

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprint League 7/22/17 Spoon River Speedway - 16 cars

Hinchman Racewear Heat 1 - 8 laps 1. 5-Chris Windom, Canton, IL (2); 2. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (7); 3. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (5); 4. 22S-Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (6); 5. 31-Austin Sears, Macomb, IL (1); 6. 7S-Wade Seiler, Alton, IL (8); 7. 31L-Buddy Lowther, Cincinnati, OH (3); 8. 20-Steve Thomas, Ludlow, IL (4)-DNF

Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat 2 - 8 laps 1. 24-Landon Simon, Brownsburg, IN (4); 2. Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (2); 3. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, Saybrook, IL (5); 4. 8D-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (8); 5. 95-Tommy Rockwell, Towanda, IL (3); 6. 11-James Lyerla, Hillsboro, IL (7); 7. 6B-Andy Baugh, Mason City, IL (6); 8. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL (1)

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprints A-Main - 25 laps 1. 5-Chris Windom (3); 2. 24-Landon Simon (2); 3. 1-Mitch Wissmiller (6); 4. 99-Korey Weyant (1); 5. 6-Mario Clouser (7); 6. 8D-Terry Babb (4); 7. 22S-Slater Helt (8); 8. 65-Chris Parkinson (5); 9. 11-James Lyerla (10); 10. 6B-Andy Baugh (13); 11. 7S-Wade Seiler (9); 12. 95-Tommy Rockwell (11); 13. 31L-Buddy Lowther (14); 1T-Tyler Shoemaker (15); 15. 31-Austin Sears (12)-DNF; 16. 20-Steve Thomas (DNS)

 

 

Two Straight for Price at Skagit Speedway

7/22/17

Alger, WA - The Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars made their final appearance before next week’s $10k to win Bob’s Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals, with Robbie Price standing tall in victory lane at the end of the night at Skagit Speedway. Joining Robbie in collecting top honors were Michael Bollinger, Kevin Smith and Brian Michelson.

Two weeks in a row of winning has Robbie Price feeling confident heading into next weekend’s Bob’s Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals. Similar to his previous win in the Budweiser 360 Sprints. Price got out to an advantage on the field lap one and just let the car rip around the top in going wire to wire for his third victory of the season. Colton Heath was the runner up with Jason Solwold advancing from eighth to take third. Solwold was the fast qualifier. Heat winners were Heath and Cam Smith.

There’s nothing like the feeling of a first win. Michael Bollinger experienced that sensation Saturday night when he won his first Skagit Speedway main event in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint division. Bollinger made a mid race adjustment to his line, taking to the high side around lap 12 and finding the combination to pass Ashleigh Johnson for the lead on lap 15. Bollinger went on to survive multiple restarts to take his first victory ahead of Kelsey Carpenter and Cory Swatzina. James Bundy, Steve Parker and Swatzina were heat winners.

Kevin Smith continued his dominant run in the High Society Modifieds. Kevin led every lap of the main event once again en route to victory lane and extended his point lead in the process. Mel Decker finished a season best second with Craig Moore taking third. Heat wins went to Kevin and his brother Rick Smith.

A savvy move on a late race restart sealed the deal for Brian Michelson in the Outlaw Tuner division. After taking the lead from Dylan Acidera on lap 13, Michelson was faced with a restart following a caution for Acidera with 14 laps complete. Vance Hibbard, he of three straight wins was right behind Brian for the restart but got caught napping as Michelson restarted the race at the earliest possible point, adding the distance he needed from Hibbard to scoot away for his first win of the year. Vance would settle for second with DJ Beaver taking third. Clint Meins won the heat.

Budweiser 360 Sprints
Fast Time - Jason Solwold 11.745
Heat 1 - Colton Heath, Jason Solwold, Eric Fisher, Steve Reeves, Brandon Harkness, Barry Martinez, Steve James
Heat 2 - Cam Smith, Robbie Price, Jared Peterson, Luke Didiuk, Trevor Cook
Main - Robbie Price, Heath, Solwold, Peterson, Fisher, Harkness, Cook, Martinez, Didiuk, Smith, Bud Ashe, James, Reeves
Lap Leaders - Price 1-25

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints
Fast Time - Kelsey Carpenter 12.398
Heat 1 - James Bundy, Paul Burdick, Devin Barnes, Kelsey Carpenter, Derek Roberts, Bert Johnson Jr, Trevor Cook
Heat 2 - Steve Parker, Ashley Lewellen, Michael Bollinger, Adam Hinds, Michael Millard, Raquel Ivie, Bill Rude
Heat 3 - Cory Swatzina, Brett McGhie, Ashleigh Johnson, Michael Hodel, Bailey Sucich, Julian Fuentes
Main - Michael Bollinger, Carpenter,, Swatzina, Parker, McGhie, Johnson, Millard, Hinds, Roberts, Ivie, Sucich, Rude, Fuentes, Bundy, Johnson Jr, Barnes, Lewellen, Hodel, Burdick, Cook
Lap Leaders - Johnson 1-14 Bollinger 15-26

High Society Modifieds
Heat 1 - Rick Smith, Mel Decker, Craig Moore, Louis Nutter Jr, Jeff Blanton, Adam Holtrop, Lawrence O’Connor
Heat 2 - Kevin Smith, Dan Butenschoen, Brandon Berg, Mike Knox Jr, Becky Boudreau, John Snyder, Josh Richardson
Main - Kevin Smith, Decker, Moore, R Smith, Holtrop, O’Connor, Berg, Nutter Jr, Blanton, Knox Jr, Snyder, Butenschoen, Boudreau, Richardson
Lap Leaders - K Smith 1-25

Outlaw Tuners
Heat - Clint Meins, Brian Michelson, Vance Hibbard, Dylan Acidera, Intars Spunde, DJ Beaver, TJ Campbell, Trevor Dugent, Chad Terwisscha
Main - Brian Michelson, Hibbard, Beaver, Spunde, Meins, Dugent, Campbell, Acidera
Lap Leaders - Beaver 1 Meins 2-6 Acidera 7-12 Michelson 13-17

 

 

WINDOM WINS WAR EAST FRESH OFF NASCAR START

Urbana, IL (July 21, 2017) - Making his second start of the season with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprints, Chris Windom made it two for two with a win Friday night at the Champaign County Fairgrounds Speedway fresh off of his NASCAR Truck start at Eldora Speedway this week.

The initial start would see the red flag fly as Chris Parkinson got upside down in turn 1. He was uninjured, but done for the evening.

When racing resumed, Clouser moved into the top spot as he was followed by Wissmiller. With a lap in the books, Cameron Knell would flip in turn four to bring out the red flag. He was uninjured. During the red flag, Wissmiller went to the pits with a mechanical issue, ending his evening.

Clouser set a quick pace as he was chased by Windom. With the pair working heavy lapped traffic, Windom would move past Clouser on lap fourteen. Clouser kept it close as the duo negotiated continued lapped traffic. Just behind them, Terry Babb was gaining on Clouser for the second spot and Justin Grant had worked his way into the fourth spot. In the closing laps, Windom had a comfortable lead as the battle was for second between Clouser and Babb. Clouser was able to move past a slower car, while Babb made contact slowing him down and allowing Grant to move into third.

Windom picked up the win in his Baldwin Brothers Racing/Fox Paving/AmsOil Claxton-powered DRC. Clouser was a strong second in his Yokohama Tires/Clouser Auto Repair Claxton-powered Maxim. Grant was third in the Sam McGhee Motorsports/Mike McGhee and Associates/Brown Racing Solutions Foxco-powered Maxim. Babb was fourth in the KCBJ Motorsports/Faith Flat Out Minstries/APT Powder Coating Eagle with 5 Star power. Rounding out the top five was Landon Simon in the Mount Baker Vapor J&D powered DRC. Zach Daum was the Indy Race Parts Hard Charger as he moved from fourteenth to sixth. He was followed by Jerry Coons Jr. and points leader Korey Weyant. Rounding out the top ten were Bret Tripplett and Steve Thomas.

The POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprints will be in action again on Saturday, July 22 at the Spoon River Speedway in Canton, IL.

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprint League 7/21/17 Champaign County Speedway - 26 cars

Hinchman Racewear Heat 1 - 8 laps 1. 20-Steve Thomas, Ludlow, IL (2); 2. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (1); 3. Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL (3); 4. 56-Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (5); 5. 4L-Cameron Knell, Villa Grove, IL (4); 6. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (6); 7. 37X-Dave Gross, Rochester, IN (7)-DNF

Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat 2 - 8 laps 1. 5-Chris Windom, Canton, IL (1); 2. 11G-Justin Grant, Ione, CA (2); 3. 21K-Jerry Coons Jr, Tucson, AZ (3); 4. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (5); 5. 73-Willie Tackitt, Tuscola, IL (4); 6. 7-Bobby Logan, Rantoul, IL (6); 7. 31-Austin Sears, Macomb, IL-DNS

Bell Helmets Heat 3 - 8 laps 1. 24-Landon Simon, Brownsburg, IN (5); 2. 7S-Wade Seiler, Alton, IL (1); 3. 95-Tommy Rockwell, Towanda, IL (2); 4. E85-Dan Meyer, Tuscola, IL (3); 5. 31L-Buddy Lowther, Cincinnnati, OH (6); 6. 22S-Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO-DNS

Schure Built Suspensions Heat 4 - 8 laps 1. Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (1); 2. Mitch Wissmiller, Saybrook, IL (3); 3. 8D-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (6); 4. 11X-James Lyerla, Hillsboro, IL (4); 5. 11-Mark Brucker, Elliott, IL (2); 6. 72-Al Thomas, Ludlow, IL (5)

B-Main - 12 laps 1. 4L-Cameron Knell (1); 2. 65-Chris Parkinson (5); 3. 73-Willie Tackitt (2); 4. 31L-Buddy Lowther (3); 5. 11-Mark Brucker (4); 6. 72-Al Thomas (7); 7. 37X-Dave Gross (8); 8. 7-Bobby Logan (6); 9. 31-Austin Sears-DNS; 10. 22S-Slater Helt-DNS

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprints A-Main - 25 laps 1. 5-Chris Windom (3); 2. 6-Mario Clouser (1); 3. 11G-Justin Grant (7); 4. 8D-Terry Babb (4); 5. 24-Landon Simon (6); 6. 5D-Zach Daum (14); 7. 21K-Jerry Coons Jr. (11); 8. 9 9-Korey Weyant (8); 9. 22-Bret Tripplett (10); 10. 20-S. Thomas (5); 11. 56-Mitchell Davis (13); 12. 95=Tommy Rockwell (12); 13. 11X-James Lyerla (15); 14. 7S-Wade Seiler (9); 15. E85-Dan Meyer (16); 16. 31L-Buddy Lowther (20); 17. 1-Mitch Wissmiller (1)-DNF: 18. 4L-Cameron Knell (17)-DNF; 19. 65-Chris Parkinson (18)-DNF; 20. 73-Willie Tackitt (19)-DNF

 

 

Thomas scores first career sprint win at Attica

Saturday, July 22, 2017

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio (Friday, July 21, 2017) – Fairland, Indiana’s Cale Thomas scored his first career 410 winged sprint car win Friday, July 21 at Attica Raceway Park. Thomas passed D.J. Foos with 10 laps to go and drove to the win on Central Ohio Farmers/Smith Family Foods/Baumann Auto Group Night.

Steve Kester of Holland, Ohio also scored his first career Attica win in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models, taking the checkers in the make-up feature from June 16. McClure, Ohio’s Rusty Schlenk dominated in the night’s regular late model feature, leading all 25 laps for his first Attica win of the year and the 23rd of his career at the track.

Fremont, Ohio’s John Ivy took the lead in the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature on lap three, surrendered the point to Seth Schneider on lap 17, but regained it a circuit later and drove to his first win of the year at Attica. The victory was Ivy’s 15th career 305 sprint win at the track.

There were lots of tears and hugs in the Engine Pro Victory Lane when Thomas pulled in. The 18-year-old has only been driving a sprint car for three years and has been close on numerous occasions to grabbing that victory. After a red flag with 12 laps to go, Thomas drove around Foos in turns three and four to grab the lead on lap 20 and hit his marks perfectly despite knowing eight time track champion Byron Reed was making a charge to the front.

“That was for you,” said Thomas as he hugged his dad. “We’ve had a fast car all year…just no luck. We finally beat Byron Reed at Attica.”

“We had that red flag with 12 to go and I rolled by DJ (Foos) just to get in his head a little bit then here comes the five car (Reed) rolling by all of us. I heard the line-up and heard he was in fourth and knew he started in the back. I knew it was slick and he was coming. Got around DJ, moved the wing back and ran the Donnie Schatz line and had clean air and pulled away from there,” added Thomas beside his Engler Machine & Tool; Factory Kahne Shocks; J&J Auto Racing; Dave Milhone Motorsports; Ohio Heating backed #91.

For Ivy the win was redemption after he was disqualified for an engine rules violation after taking the checkers at Limaland Motorsports Park the previous week. It was also worth $1,000 thanks to Griff’s Engines.

“We worked hard all week. I started up front and that helps. Guy (Meyers) and my brother (Scott) and everyone had this thing rolling pretty good. A couple of times there I saw Seth (Schneider) get under me so I moved up the track a little bit more and it worked out,” said Ivy beside his CN Construction Supplies; Ginnever Trucking; Sonny’s Machine & Welding; Kistler Racing Products; Rohr Lawn Care; Mr. Appliance; MRE; Sipes Oceola Garage; Dave Story Equipment; L&R Farms; S&S Racing: Kercher Engines; Linder’s Speed Equipment; Tiffany’s Furniture; Seagate Sandblasting; Keller Hardware; Johnson Hunting & Fishing backed machine.

In the first late model feature, Kester inherited the lead after Ryan Markham and Doug Drown tangled battling for the lead on lap a restart with 16 laps to go. Markham flipped violently but walked away unscathed. Kester led the remaining 16 laps to score his first career Attica win. But, it wasn’t easy as there was a restart with two laps to go with Schlenk right on his rear bumper.

“I was not going to let them get me. I have to thank Dave Geist Body Shop, Hyway Fleet Services, Slucket, Jason Brown, my wife, KP Carbs, AccuForce and all the fans,” said Kester.

In the night’s regular late model feature, Schlenk led all 25 laps and at one time had built a 4.5 second lead when the caution flew with 11 laps to go. A caution on lap 24 set up a one lap shoot out but Schlenk’s car was just too good as he drove to the victory.

“We had a little bad luck in the first feature. Anything that could have gone wrong did. We had a fuel leak when we first went out there and I had to come in and fix it and start last. If another car wouldn’t have gotten into me there late in the first feature I think we could have won both of them tonight. Hats off to my crew…they busted their butts in the pits. Everything that could have broken on this race car did tonight. This one is for Michelle, my car owner’s wife. Her dad passed away yesterday,” said Schlenk beside his Rayburn Chassis; Dominator Race Products; Buckeye Concrete Coatings backed #CJ1.

In the Hammer Pallets 410 Sprint Feature, Broc Martin and DJ Foos brought the field to green with Foos grabbing the lead. Foos quickly began to pull away from the field with Martin holding off Justin Peck and Thomas for second. Jody Keegan made hard contact with the front stretch wall with seven laps scored. When the green flew so did Foos as Thomas drove into second.

Justin Peck brought out the caution on lap 13, wiping out Foos’ big lead. When the green flew Foos could not shake Thomas as Martin battled with Travis Philo and Reed for third. Trey Jacobs made contact with an infield tire and flip his mount on lap 18. On the ensuing restart Thomas got a run on Foos and took over the top spot on lap 20. Meanwhile a tremendous battle ensued for third involving Foos, Reed and Martin.

As Thomas drove away, Reed took second but ran out of time to catch the leader and settled for second. Rounding out the top five were Foos, Martin and Chris Andrews.

In the make-up late model feature Jim Gingery and Ryan Markham brought the field to green with Markham gaining the advantage over Drown, Kester and Gingery. Markham and Drown immediately waged an entertaining battle for the lead. Gregg Haskell spun right in front of that battle on lap eight. When the green flew the war for the lead resumed with Drown executing a slide job exiting turn two to grab the lead but he and Markham made contact and Markham’s mount flipped violently into turn three. Markham walked away and would later take over the seat in Haskell’s car for the remainder of the night. Drown went to the pits to change a flat tire, thus putting Kester in the lead over Charlie Duncan, Devin Shiels, Mike Bores and Schlenk who had gone to the pits before the initial green flag to fix a mechanical problem.

Kester began to pull away from the field as Schlenk moved into second with seven laps remaining. Once in second Schlenk began eating away at Kester’s lead and with three laps to go the pair was battling each other and lapped cars. Nate Potts made contact with another car right in front of the leaders and smacked the front stretch wall hard bringing out the red with two laps remaining. Kester got a terrific restart as Schlenk had to deal with Duncan to maintain second.

Kester drove to the win with Duncan edging out Schlenk for second. Mike Bores and Drown rounded out the top five.

Following a 10 car pile-up to start the night’s regular 25 lap late model feature, Schlenk grabbed the lead and quickly pulled away as Bores and Kester battled for second. Schlenk drove into lapped traffic by the 10th circuit with Kester trying to close with Shiels, Bores, Matt Irey, Markham and Ryan Missler giving chase. Kester’s bid for a second win came to an end when he went pit side with 11 laps to go following a caution that wiped out Schlenk’s 4.5 second lead.

When the green reappeared, Schlenk once again began pulling away with Shiels, Irey, Bores and Markham in tow. With five laps to go Shiels began eating into Schlenk’s lead. Doug Baird and Ben Mott brought out the caution just after Schlenk had taken the white flag, setting up a one lap shoot out. Schlenk was up to the challenge as he got a tremendous restart and drove to the victory over Shiels, Markham, Irey and Drown.

In the 25 lap 305 sprint feature Seth Schneider and Alvin Roepke brought the field to green with Roepke gaining the advantage. Roepke led the first two laps before fourth place starter Ivy drove around him to the point on lap three. Cautions on lap seven, nine and 10 kept Ivy from building a lead as Roepke and Schneider battled for second. With 10 laps to go Schneider was utilizing the bottom groove to close on Ivy. Schneider grabbed the lead on lap 17 only to see Ivy drive back to the point a lap later before a caution flag flew with seven laps remaining.

Ivy blasted away at the cushion on the restart to maintain the lead. Schneider now had his hands full with Jamie Miller as the pair swapped the position nearly every corner. Ivy drove to the win over Schneider, Miller, Nate Dussel and Bobby Clark.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, July 28 on Columbus Equipment, Morgan Stanley, American Powersports, Croghan Colonial Bank Night. It will be an All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics point night as well as a JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro point event. The FAST teams will take on the Ohio Sprint Car Series in another installment of the “North verses South” battle for Ohio sprint car supremacy. It will also be a point night in the Attica Raceway Park/Oakshade Raceway Late Model Series Challenge.

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

Attica Raceway Park

Friday, July 21, 2017

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Hammer Pallets

Qualifying

1.60-Jody Keegan, 12.656; 2.23-DJ Foos, 12.729; 3.83-Broc Martin, 12.808; 4.83M-Broc Martin, 12.808; 5.9X-Thomas Meseraull, 12.878; 6.5X-Justin Peck, 12.882; 7.15H-Mitch Harble, 12.901; 8.ID=48636- , 12.901; 9.45-Trevor Baker, 12.955; 10.91-Cale Thomas, 12.978; 11.16-Chris Andrews, 12.980; 12.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.006; 13.5R-Byron Reed, 13.019; 14.5T-Travis Philo, 13.067; 15.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.107; 16.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.121; 17.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.136; 18.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.160; 19.97W-Mitchell Wormall, 13.165; 20.45L-Brian Lay, 13.168; 21.4-Cap Henry, 13.195; 22.92-Sam Ashworth, 13.207; 23.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.226; 24.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.313; 25.11X-Brandon Martin, 13.350; 26.71-Ayrton Olson, 13.356; 27.17X-Dain Naida, 13.366; 28.27B-Boston Mead, 13.412; 29.17M-Max McGhee, 13.590; 30.40-Mark Imler, 13.817; 31.5-Jordan Harble, 14.162; 32.1M-Brandon Moore, 14.280; 33.14-Daryl Daugherty, 14.379; 34.7K-Cale Conley, 25.231;

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

1. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[4] ; 4. 17M-Max McGhee[8] ; 5. 4-Cap Henry[5] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 7. 17X-Dain Naida[7] ; 8. 71-Ayrton Olson[6]

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

1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 7-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 3. 91-Cale Thomas[4] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[2] ; 5. 1M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 6. 40-Mark Imler[6] ; 7. 27B-Boston Mead[5] ; 8. 7K-Cale Conley[8]

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

1. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 5X-Justin Peck[2] ; 3. 9-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 4. 92-Sam Ashworth[6] ; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[4] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 7. 9X-Thomas Meseraull[3] ; 8. 14-Daryl Daugherty[8]

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

1. 45-Trevor Baker[1] ; 2. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 3. 83-Broc Martin[3] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 5. 11X-Brandon Martin[7] ; 6. 97W-Mitchell Wormall[5] ; 7. 15H-Mitch Harble[2] ; 8. 5-Jordan Harble[8]

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

1. 4-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 3. 1M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 4. 17X-Dain Naida[5] ; 5. 40-Mark Imler[4] ; 6. 7K-Cale Conley[7] ; 7. 27B-Boston Mead[6]

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

1. 60-Jody Keegan[1] ; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 3. 11X-Brandon Martin[2] ; 4. 9X-Thomas Meseraull[5] ; 5. 97W-Mitchell Wormall[4] ; 6. 15H-Mitch Harble[6] ; 7. 5-Jordan Harble[8] ; 8. 14-Daryl Daugherty[7]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[11] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 4. 83-Broc Martin[1] ; 5. 16-Chris Andrews[10] ; 6. 4-Cap Henry[17] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 9. 45L-Brian Lay[9] ; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[20] ; 11. 7-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 12. 8J-Jess Stiger[14] ; 13. 9-Jordan Ryan[12] ; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron[16] ; 15. 17M-Max McGhee[13] ; 16. 45-Trevor Baker[6] ; 17. 92-Sam Ashworth[15] ; 18. 3J-Trey Jacobs[19] ; 19. 5X-Justin Peck[4] ; 20. 60-Jody Keegan[18]

Hard Charger: 4-Cap Henry +11

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

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

1. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[8] ; 5. 67M-Matt Ferrell[3] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[4] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[5] ; 8. 70-Rick Donovan[7]

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

1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[6] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 6. 11X-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 8. 39C-Scott Riley[3]

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

1. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 2. 23-Chase Baker[4] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 4. 46AU-Stuart Williams[7] ; 5. 14-Luke Daugherty[3] ; 6. 26-Ryan French[5] ; 7. 63-Tad Peck[8] ; 8. 2L-Landon LaLonde[2]

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

1. 66-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[1] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 4. 9R-Dustin Rall[4] ; 5. 66D-Chase Dunham[3] ; 6. 94K-Kevin Mingus[6] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 8. 66R-Ken Rossey[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 11X-Jordan Ryan[4] ; 3. 67M-Matt Ferrell[1] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[3] ; 5. 09-Justin Adams[5] ; 6. 39C-Scott Riley[8] ; 7. 70-Rick Donovan[7] ; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[6]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 66D-Chase Dunham[2] ; 2. 26-Ryan French[3] ; 3. 66R-Ken Rossy[8] ; 4. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 5. 63-Tad Peck[5] ; 6. 14-Luke Daugherty[1] ; 7. 94K-Kevin Mingus[4] ; 8. 2L-Landon LaLonde[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 3. 66-Jamie Miller[8] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[11] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson[10] ; 8. 25-Jason Keckler[9] ; 9. 12-Kyle Capodice[17] ; 10. 11X-Jordan Ryan[19] ; 11. 11G-Luke Griffith[3] ; 12. 67M-Matt Ferrell[21] ; 13. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 14. 46AU-Stuart Williams[15] ; 15. 9R-Dustin Rall[16] ; 16. 97-Kyle Peters[13] ; 17. 66D-Chase Dunham[18] ; 18. 1W-Paul Weaver[14] ; 19. 23-Chase Baker[12] ; 20. 66R-Ken Rossy[22] ; 21. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 22. 26-Ryan French[20]

Hard Charger: 11X-Jordan Ryan +9

Late Models – Summit Racing Equipment

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 36-Matt Irey[2] ; 2. 15B-Mike Bores[3] ; 3. 77-Steve Kester[4] ; 4. 50Y-Ryan Missler[6] ; 5. 27-Ken Hahn[7] ; 6. 24-Jerry Aber[5] ; 7. 1-Ben Mott[1] ; 8. 59-Larry Bellman[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[1] ; 2. 240-Doug Drown[4] ; 3. 240X-Charlie Duncan[6] ; 4. 19-Cody Scott[3] ; 5. 28-Kent Brewer[5] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[7] ; 7. 12M-Bobby Michaels[2]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 5M-Ryan Markham[2] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[4] ; 3. 71-Dave Hornikel[6] ; 4. 03-Jim Gingery[5] ; 5. 69-Jeff Warnick[1] ; 6. 42*-Bob Mayer[7] ; 7. 30-Nate Potts[3]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[2] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[12] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[8] ; 4. 36-Matt Irey[6] ; 5. 240-Doug Drown[11] ; 6. 15B-Mike Bores[4] ; 7. 240X-Charlie Duncan[7] ; 8. 50Y-Ryan Missler[10] ; 9. 27-Ken Hahn[13] ; 10. 28-Kent Brewer[14] ; 11. 42*-Bob Mayer[18] ; 12. 69-Jeff Warnick[15] ; 13. 59-Larry Bellman[21] ; 14. 24-Jerry Aber[16] ; 15. 69R-Doug Baird[17] ; 16. 1-Ben Mott[19] ; 17. 19-Cody Scott[9] ; 18. 77-Steve Kester[5] ; 19. 12M-Bobby Michaels[20] ; 20. 03-Jim Gingery[1] ; 21. 71-Dave Hornikel[3]

Hard Charger: 51-Devin Shiels +10

A-Main from June 16 - (25 Laps)

1. 77-Steve Kester[5] ; 2. 240X-Charlie Duncan[6] ; 3. 91-Rusty Schlenk[10] ; 4. 15B-Mike Bores[8] ; 5. 240-Doug Drown[3] ; 6. 19-Cody Scott[11] ; 7. 51-Devin Shiels[4] ; 8. 71-Dave Hornikel[18] ; 9. 36-Matt Irey[9] ; 10. 59-Larry Bellman[15] ; 11. 03-Jim Gingery[1] ; 12. 69-Jeff Warnick[7] ; 13. 42*-Bob Mayer[13] ; 14. 24-Jerry Aber[21] ; 15. 30-Nate Potts[16] ; 16. RH21-Gregg Haskell[12] ; 17. 28-Kent Brewer[14] ; 18. 5M-Ryan Markham[2] ; 19. 27-Ken Hahn[17] ; 20. 69R-Doug Baird[20]

Hard Charger: 71-Dave Hornikel +10

 

 

Michael Kofoid Continues to Emerge as Rising Star

Chico, CA (July 21, 2017) …. Penngrove’s Michael Kofoid electrified a near capacity crowd of 2,000 fans by winning the 25-lap 360 sprint car main event Friday night. With the triumph, the fifteen-year-old now becomes the youngest driver to win a winged 360 sprint car race in the history of the Silver Dollar Speedway. “It feels good to get a win here,” said Kofoid. “I want to thank all these fans who came out tonight and I hope it was a good show.” The only hiccup for Kofoid occurred on lap six when hard charging Michael Ing was able drive around him for the lead as the two engaged with slower traffic. Unfortunately for Ing, before the next lap was completed, a red flag was displayed for Michael Keen who flipped down the front stretch wall. This allowed Kofoid to resume as the leader when the lap six restart occurred. As the race resumed it was evident that Kofoid was the driver to beat. Ing did his best to stay within striking distance but was never able to get closed back up like he was on lap six. Chase Majdic enjoyed another solid run tonight. He battled with Andy Forsberg for most of the night. Majdic held on to finish third. Forsberg came home fourth. Sean Becker started deep in the field and came up to finish in fifth. Not to be outdone by the top five was Brad Bumgarner. Tonight, Bumgarner qualified well and was competitive throughout the night. Bumgarner held off Becker for a good portion of the race only to surrender the fifth spot late in the race. Bumgarner finished sixth. Forsberg won the first heat race. Kirt Organ held off Steven Tiner to win the second heat race. Majdic won the third eight lap heat race. Kofoid started off the night by turning the fastest lap in qualifying at an 11.984. He was the only driver in the sub 12.000 second bracket. Cameron Haney dominated the seven-car winged economy main event. The only driver able to stick with him was Wyatt Brown. The top two in the main event traded spots in the heat race as Brown got the win. Point leader Mike Ficklin brought his car home in third spot. Chico’s Phil Marino won his 60th career street stock main event tonight. Marino also won the heat race. Only five cars turned out for the race. Gary Newman held off Danny Dozier for second. Clinton Earl finished second in the heat race. With the win, Marino now has won four main events this season. Nick Vidovich continued his winning ways during the Earl’s Plumbing Hobby Stock main event. Vidovich won the main event on July 4th and backed up that win with another tonight. Point leader Kyle Allen did his best to keep up with Vidovich, but also had to race around James West for second. West and Allen battled for the second spot over half of the race. Colin Ferguson was credited with a third-place finish. West came across the line in fourth. Shannon Collins finished in the fifth spot. George Nielson won the 600’s feature event. Nick Robfogle made a last lap charge but was not able to pass Nielson. Justin Stretch finished third. Rick Gutzke wrecked hard in turn four. There seemed to be some concern for Gutzke as he was dazed but ultimately walked away from the wreck under his own power. Robfogle won the lone heat race for the night. Full results are available at www.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

 

Leary goes wire to wire to win in first Limaland visit.

July 21, 2017 Lima, OH

The only thing hotter than the weather was the racing at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday night. CJ Leary won the Non Wing Sprint feature in his first ever visit to the 1/4 Mile of Thunder. Marion, Indiana's Randy Lines grabbed the K&N Filters UMP modified feature win, and Lima's own Justin Long won the Bud Thunderstock A Main.

Kicking off the night in the McDonalds Dash for Cash were the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds. No. 27 Frank Paladino would pick up the Dash win and $100, courtesy of the Lewis Family McDonalds of Lima and Allen County.

Kicking off feature action were the Non Wing Sprint Cars. 21 cars started the A Main with No. 30 CJ Leary and No. 74 Tony Main bringing the field to the green flag. Leary would charge to the front, with National Sprint Car Hall of Famer "The Peoples Champ" Dave Darland in the Hery Motorsports No. 40 and No. 57 Shane Cottle battling for 2nd through the first 5 laps. Darland would settle into second as the leaders hit lapped traffic on lap 7, and seemed to be setting the stage for a late race charge. Caution would wave on lap 9 for No. 24L Lee Underwood coming to astop at the top of turn 4. On the restart, Darland would stalk Leary for the next 5 laps, but Leary was able to use the momentum of the high side of the track to hold Darland at bay. The red flag would wave on lap 16 for a crash involving No. 53 Steve Little and No. 74 Drew Rader that saw Rader's fuel tank rupture. After clean up, No 9n "The Ohio Hammer" Luke Hall made his move, throwing a slide job on Cottle for the 3rd position in turns 1 and 2, only to get squeezed into the turn 3 and 4 wall on the other end of the track, tearing the front end off his car and ending his feature. On the restart, Darland's right rear tire lookedc to be going down, and he was doing all he could to hold on until the tire let go on lap 20 in turn 1, bringing out the caution once again, and setting up a 5 lap dash to the finish. Leary would hold on to win over Cottle, with a hard charging No. 16 Dallas Hewitt coming home 3rd, No. 99 Gage Etgen was 4th and No. 23s Kyle Simon completed the top 5. Heat races were won by Cottle, Darland and No. 74 Tony Main.

Next up were the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds for their 20 lap feature event. No. 34XX Shane O'Connor and No. 19B Brandon Ordway would lead the field to green with Ordway grabbing the lap 1 lead. Last week's feature winner No. 17 Mikey Tarlton looked to pick up where he left off, grabbing the lead on lap 2, but cautions on laps 3 and 7 would keep the field close. No. 18 Randy Lines would throw a big slide job on lap 10 in turns one and 2, only to see Tarlton slide him back in turns 3 and 4, but Lines was able to cross over and hold the lead the next time in turns 1 and 2 and cruise to the win. No. 16 Jeff Koz would finish 2nd with Tarlton 3rd, No 95J Jerry Bowersock would be 4th and No. 19B Brandon Ordway completed the top 5. Heat races were won by No 10L Nathan Loney, No 36L Jamie Lomax, Tarlton, and Bowersock.

The Bud Thunderstocks would complete the nights racing action with their 15 lap feature event. No 7W Dan Wooten and No 22T Tony Anderson would make up the front row. Anderson would grab the early lead over Wooten, and No. 26 Justin Long getting a great start and moving to 3rd. After getting by Wooten, Long would start his challenge for the lead, running laps 5 and 6 on the high side of Anderson, side by side, but not quite able to complete the pass. On lap 7 Long got a great run off of turn 4 and dove to the inside of Anderson to grab the lead and pull away to the victory. Anderson would finish 2nd, with No. 00P Dean Pitts coming home 3rd, No. 82 Chris Douglas would be 4th, and UNOH Racer Brendcan Rassel would complete the top 5 in the UNOH No. 2

Limaland Motorsports Park roars back to life next Friday night, July 28th with the rescheduled Run for the Rabbit XVII, as part of the K&L Ready Mix Clash. The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders will compete for a top prize of $2000 in an event honoring the late Travis Miller of Elida OH, who was a trememndous talent in the local 360 spint car ranks. Also in action will be the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds, and Bud Thunderstocks. Nashville Recording Artists NASHVILLE CRUSH will be performing a pre race concert in the hospitality area from 5PM to 6:15PM. Don't miss out on this great night of entertainment at Limaland Motorsports Park. For more details visit Limaland.com

Limaland Motorsports Park - 7/21/2017 UNOH 20th Anniversary Night

Non Wing Sprints Heat 1 - (7 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 57-Shane Cottle; 2. 30-Cj Leary; 3. 9N-Luke Hall; 4. 23S-Kyle Simon; 5. 53-Steve Little; 6. 19-Matt Cooley; 7. 17-Kevin Myers

Heat 2 - (7 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 40-Dave Darland; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood; 3. 2DI-Dustin Ingle; 4. 16-Dallas Hewitt; 5. 22S-Matt Westfall; 6. 21-Travis Hery; 7. 51-Curits Muhlenkamp

Heat 3 - (7 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 74-Tony Main; 2. 99-Gage Etgen; 3. 82-Mike Miller; 4. 42-Ty Tilton; 5. 9G-Cody Gardner; 6. 74R-Drew Rader; 7. 32M-Derek Hastings

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 30-Cj Leary[1]; 2. 57-Shane Cottle[4]; 3. 16-Dallas Hewitt[11]; 4. 99-Gage Etgen[6]; 5. 23S-Kyle Simon[10]; 6. 22S-Matt Westfall[14]; 7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8]; 8. 9G-Cody Gardner[15]; 9. 82-Mike Miller[9]; 10. 21-Travis Hery[17]; 11. 74-Tony Main[2]; 12. 42-Ty Tilton[12]; 13. 24L-Lee Underwood[5]; 14. 32M-Derek Hastings[21]; 15. 17-Kevin Myers[19]; 16. 40-Dave Darland[3]; 17. 51-Curits Muhlenkamp[20]; 18. 9N-Luke Hall[7]; 19. 74R-Drew Rader[18]; 20. 53-Steve Little[13]; 21. 19-Matt Cooley[16]

K&N Filter UMP Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 10L-Nathon Loney; 2. 19B-Brandon Ordway; 3. 18-Randy Lines; 4. 11H-Mike Hohlbein; 5. 71-Will Norris; 6. 44B-Scott Boyd Sr.; 7. 1-Blake Spalding; 8. 20K-Bill Keeler

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 36L-Jamie Lomax; 2. 34XX-Shane Oconnor; 3. 16-Jeff Koz; 4. 55D-Buzz Jacob; 5. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth; 6. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 7. 36-Kelly Bowlby; 8. 33-Jordan Conover

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 17T-Micheal Tarlton; 2. 65-Todd Sherman; 3. ZERO-Brent Hole; 4. 34X-Andy Bibler; 5. 9C-Troy Cattarene; 6. 4G-Bill Griffith; 7. T5X-Bub Roberts; 8. 27-Frank Paladino

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 95J-Jerry Bowersock; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson; 3. 4L-Mike Learman; 4. 28-Chad Rosenbeck; 5. 9PG-Percy Gendreau; 6. 8-Ryan Ordway; 7. 6-Bj Gregory

B-Main - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 2. 36-Kelly Bowlby; 3. 9C-Troy Cattarene; 4. 4G-Bill Griffith; 5. T5X-Bub Roberts; 6. 1-Blake Spalding; 7. 71-Will Norris; 8. 20K-Bill Keeler; 9. 27-Frank Paladino; 10. 44B-Scott Boyd Sr.

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 18-Randy Lines[9]; 2. 16-Jeff Koz[10]; 3. 17T-Micheal Tarlton[4]; 4. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[3]; 5. 19B-Brandon Ordway[2]; 6. 36L-Jamie Lomax[5]; 7. 22T-Tony Anderson[8]; 8. 9C-Troy Cattarene[19]; 9. 65-Todd Sherman[7]; 10. 3W-Dylan Woodling[17]; 11. ZERO-Brent Hole[11]; 12. 4G-Bill Griffith[20]; 13. 55D-Buzz Jacob[14]; 14. 36-Kelly Bowlby[18]; 15. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[13]; 16. 34XX-Shane Oconnor[1]; 17. 4L-Mike Learman[12]; 18. 28-Chad Rosenbeck[16]; 19. 10L-Nathon Loney[6]; 20. 34X-Andy Bibler[15]

Bud Thunderstocks Heat 1 - (7 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 11D-Bob Daughtery; 2. OOP-Dean Pitts; 3. 87-Andy Welch; 4. 89-Keith Shockency; 5. 15-Daniel Sanchoz; 6. 88-Bryan Martin; 7. 82-Chris Douglas

Heat 2 - (7 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 26-Justin Long; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson; 3. 7C-Jordan Conover; 4. 17J-Jarrod Klay; 5. 27-Frank Paladino; 6. 1-Jacob Mcconnell; 7. T18-Thomas Foust Jr.

Heat 3 - (7 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 2-Brenden Rassel; 2. 7W-Dan Wooten; 3. 11-Justin Hamilton; 4. OO-Scott Fritz; 5. 1W-Mark Wooten; 6. J42P-John Williams; 7. 99-Andy King

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 26-Justin Long[5]; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson[2]; 3. OOP-Dean Pitts[3]; 4. 82-Chris Douglas[19]; 5. 2-Brenden Rassel[4]; 6. 89-Keith Shockency[10]; 7. 15-Daniel Sanchoz[13]; 8. 7W-Dan Wooten[1]; 9. 11-Justin Hamilton[9]; 10. 17J-Jarrod Klay[11]; 11. 27-Frank Paladino[14]; 12. 1-Jacob Mcconnell[17]; 13. 99-Andy King[21]; 14. OO-Scott Fritz[12]; 15. 88-Bryan Martin[16]; 16. 87-Andy Welch[7]; 17. 7C-Jordan Conover[8]; 18. 1W-Mark Wooten[15]; 19. T18-Thomas Foust Jr.[20]; 20. 11D-Bob Daughtery[6]

 

 

Donny Schatz capitalizes on Sheldon Haudenschild’s heartbreak to win 5th career Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup

Sarver, PA (July 18, 2017) For 35 laps, Sheldon Haudenschild appeared to be primed for his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series A-Main win, but a late race caution and ensuing restart ended up in heartbreak for the Child of the Wild Child. With Donny in the catbird seat, Sheldon jumped the cushion in turn four and became the latest victim of the wall of the front straightaway. With five laps to go and restarting with the lead, Donny Schatz is nearly impossible to beat and he drove away to his fifth career Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup victory and a $25,000 payday just days after a $50,000 Kings Royal victory at Eldora Speedway.

Daryn Pittman won his heat and the Craftsman Club Dash to start on the pole of the 40-lap A-Main, but watched Haudenschild drive away at the drop of the green flag and then got passed by Schatz mid-race. Pittman chased Schatz to the checkered flag and came home in second ahead of 25th Anniversary Silver Cup Champion David Gravel in third.

Hometown favorite and former, two-time Silver Cup Champion Tim Shaffer was the fast qualifier, won his heat race and finished fourth in the A-Main. All Star regular Chad Kemenah rounded out the A-Main top five. In addition to Shaffer and Pittman, Schatz and Haudenschild also won their respective heat races. AJ Flick on the C-Main, but used a track provisional to start the A-Main. James McFadden won the Last Chance Showdown.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will set their sights east across the PA Turnpike for this weekend’s Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA. Lernerville Speedway will be back in action this Friday night with Modified Madness; a $2,000-to-win Big Block Modified special, plus $1,500-to-win for the E-Mods as well as the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds and Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar/RUSH Pro Stocks.

7.18.2017
World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprints Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup A-Main (40 Laps)
1. (15) Donny Schatz, Minot ND
2. (9) Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK
3. (5) David Gravel, Watertown, CT
4. (49X) Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa
5. (10H) Chad Kemenah, Alveda, OH
6. (49) Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
7. (11K) Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN
8. (41) Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA
9. (13D) Danny Dietrich, New Oxford
10. (17X) Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA
11. (2) Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK
12. (4) Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN
13. (1) Dale Blaney, Fowler, OH
14. (7S) Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN
15. (22) Brandon Spithaler, Evans City
16. (17) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
17. (98) Carl Bowser, Sarver
18. (93) Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
19. (2M) Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, New South Wales, AUS
20. (19) Brent Marks, Myerstown
21. (3H) James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT
22. (2AJ) A.J. Flick, Apollo
23. (1S) Logan Schuchart, Hanover
24. (24) Lucas Wofle, Mechanicsburg
25. (7K) Dan Shetler, Johnstown
26. (1A) Jacob Allen, Indianapolis, IN
Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer – 13.293
Heat Race Winners: Shaffer, S.Haudenschild, Schatz, Pittman
Last Chance Showdown Winner: James McFadden
C-Main Winner: AJ Flick
Dash Winner: Daryn Pittman

Car Count Total: 39

 

 

Steve Poirier Wins at Cornwall Motor Speedway as Dylan Westbrook Wins The 2017 PST Canada Championship

(Cornwall, ONT) Dylan Westbrook may have lost the battle to Steve Poirier but won the war as he was crowned the 2017 Patriot Sprint Tour Canadian Champion at the Cornwall Motor Speedway on Sunday Night.

Rain was in the area so the Patriot A-Main got pushed ahead of all the other divisions to ensure a PST Canadian Champion would be crowned that night. Two points separated Westbrook and Jared Zimbardi with the championship being awarded to the highest finisher after the 30 lap A Main.

Steve Poirier drew the pole position; however, at the start of the race, he would fire before completely entering the white starting box, bringing out the yellow and getting docked one row. This would hand over the pole to Westbrook starting alongside fellow Canadian, Mitch Brown.

Westbrook would take the lead in the opening laps, then on lap two, Jordan Poirier would bring out another yellow after spinning on the top of turn three.

Westbrook restarted the field once again building a very comfortable lead over Mitch Brown and Steve Poirier as those two would battle for the runner up spot. Jared Zimbardi would crack into the top five after starting seventh by lap eight.

More laps would click by with Poirier getting by Mitch Brown while continuing to ring in the race leader of Westbrook. Zimbardi was also able to get by Mitch Brown for third on lap 18.

Lap 19 would find Jake Brown coming to a stop re-stacking the field once again, Brown was unable to get his car fired back up and his night would end early along with Ryan Turner who went pit side during that caution as well.

On the ensuing restart, Westbrook would not get as far away from Poirier in the clean air allowing him to sweep by Westbrook on lap 22 to take command. This left no positions between Zimbardi and Westbrook in the final eight laps.

Poirier would cruise to the checkers but the most important battle on the race track was between Westbrook and Zimbardi. The Scotland, ONT teenager was able to hold off a hard charging Zimbardi and pick up his first career series championship with the Patriots. Mitch Brown would take home fourth, followed by Cory Turner completing the top five.

Westbrook will just have to make an appearance at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway in September and he will officially be crowned the series champion.

The Patriots return to American Series action with a trip back to the Woodhull Raceway this Saturday, July 22. As always, all fans are encouraged to check out patriotsprinttour.com for up to the minute news, schedule info, point standings, etc. You can also like “Patriot Sprint Tour” on facebook and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and twitter.

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

PST Quick Results

A Main: STEVE POIRIER (2), 2) 47x- Dylan Westbrook 3) 35- Jared Zimbardi 4) 10-Mitch Brown 5) 97- Cory Turner 6) 20fm- Jordan Poirier 7) 51L- Lee Ladouceur 8) 42w- Rick Wilson 9) 15aw- April Wilson 10) 123- Yan Bilodeau 11) 11j- Chris Jones 12) 98- Paul Pekkonen 13) 51N- Guillaume Neiderer 14) 1-10- Jake Brown 15) 91- Ryan Turner

Heat 1: 1) 10- Mitch Brown 2) 123- Yan Bilodeau 3) 47x- Dylan Westbrook 4) 42w- Rick Wilson 5) 91- Ryan Turner 6) 1-10- Jake Brown 7) 98- Paul Pekkonen 8) 51N0 Guillaume Neiderer

Heat 2: 1) 28fm- Steve Poirier 2) 35- Jared Zimbardi 3) 97- Cory Turner 4) 51L- Lee Ladouceur 5) 20fm- Jordan Poirier 6) 11j- Chris Jones 7) 15- April Wilson

PST Canadian Champion: 47x- Dylan Westbrook

 

 

Roger Crockett Caps Off Speedweek Northwest With Second Win; Justyn Cox Overall Champion

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy Of Dirt Oval TV) Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway would host the sixth and final leg of Speedweek Northwest 2017 on Saturday, July 15th. It was the second straight night that the series raced at the historic ¼-mile clay oval. Twenty-four teams were in attendance with teams representing the American states of Oregon, Washington, and California, as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia, the New Zealand region of Canterbury, and the Australian state of Western Australia.

Jared Ridge would set the pace at the start of the main event. Ridge, from Grants Pass, would be recorded as the leader of the opening lap before being overtaken on the second trip around the speedway. Jason Solwold, in the Mike Anderson and Monica Baca entry, would be the driver obtaining the desired position.

Solwold, from Burlington, Washington, would guide the field into some extremely heavy lapped traffic. He would feel quite a bit of pressure from potential challengers but maintained the lead. The long green flag looked as if it would go the entire distance without any incidents. However, lap eighteen would see the one and only stoppage of the main event.

It would bunch the field up one final time. Solwold would set the pace with an ultra-quick Roger Crockett on his heels. Crockett, from Medford and in the Roger Henderson owned mount, would give chase to Solwold and the two would battle fiercely in and out of lapped traffic.

Crockett would eventually secure the position with just laps to go. Holding back Solwold on the final lap Roger Crockett would record his second win of Speedweek Northwest 2017 in four starts. It was the twenty-third career Speedweek Northwest victory for Roger and the eighth occasion he has done so at CGS.

Jason Solwold was a noble second while the Stan Greenberg owned machine driven by Mitchell Faccinto, from Hanford, California, was third. Henry Van Dam, of Enumclaw, Washington, got fourth over fifth finishing Clarksburg, California chauffeur Justyn Cox.

Jason Solwold would set fast time of the night in qualifications. Heat races were won by Solwold, Medford’s Seth Nunes, and Lake Stevens, Washington driver Austen Wheatley for British Columbian car owners Doug and Kathy Rutz. Solwold was also victorious in the trophy dash which placed him on the inside pole starting position.

At the end of the night, all of the points were tallied and Justyn Cox would be declared the 2017 Speedweek Northwest champion. It would be his first title and is the eighth different Californian to have the honor. For the latest news and information regarding the future of Speedweek Northwest be sure and log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com.

Race Results: Speedweek Northwest Race #6 Saturday, July 15th, 2017 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 7N-Roger Crockett, ; 2. 18J-Jason Solwold, ; 3. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, ; 4. 33V-Henry VanDam, ; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 6. 5N-Seth Nunes, ; 7. 12-Jared Ridge, ; 8. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 9. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith, ; 10. 7-Tyler Thompson, ; 11. 16AUS-Daniel Keen, ; 12. 18T-Tyler Seavey, ; 13. 8R-Austen Wheatley, ; 14. 69NZ-Jamie Duff, ; 15. 33T-Nate Morelock, ; 16. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 17. 5D-Patrick Dills, ; 18. 12J-John Clark, ; 19. 1K-Kinzer Cox, ; 20. 5V-Michael Keen, ; 21. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 22. 5B-Brian Boswell, ; 23. 4D-Cooper Desbiens, ; 24. Z7N-Zack Lynskey,

Dash: 1. 7N-Roger Crockett, ; 2. 12-Jared Ridge, ; 3. 18J-Jason Solwold, ; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 5. 33V-Henry VanDam, ; 6. 37-Mitchell Faccinto,

Heat 1: 1. 18J-Jason Solwold, ; 2. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, ; 3. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 4. 12-Jared Ridge, ; 5. 5D-Patrick Dills, ; 6. 69NZ-Jamie Duff, ; 7. 5V-Michael Keen, ; 8. 4D-Cooper Desbiens,

Heat 2: 1. 5N-Seth Nunes, ; 2. 33V-Henry VanDam, ; 3. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 4. 33T-Nate Morelock, ; 5. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 6. 1K-Kinzer Cox, ; 7. 16AUS-Daniel Keen, ; 8. 5B-Brian Boswell,

Heat 3: 1. 8R-Austen Wheatley, ; 2. Z7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 3. 18T-Tyler Seavey, ; 4. 7N-Roger Crockett, ; 5. 12J-John Clark, ; 6. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith, ; 7. 7-Tyler Thompson, ; (DNS) 21W-Jake Wheeler,

Qualifying: 1. 18J-Jason Solwold, ; 2. 16AUS-Daniel Keen, ; 3. 7N-Roger Crockett, ; 4. 12-Jared Ridge, ; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 6. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith, ; 7. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, ; 8. 33V-Henry VanDam, ; 9. 18T-Tyler Seavey, ; 10. 5V-Michael Keen, ; 11. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 12. 12J-John Clark, ; 13. 5D-Patrick Dills, ; 14. 5N-Seth Nunes, ; 15. 8R-Austen Wheatley, ; 16. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 17. 33T-Nate Morelock, ; 18. Z7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 19. 69NZ-Jamie Duff, ; 20. 1K-Kinzer Cox, ; 21. 7-Tyler Thompson, ; 22. 4D-Cooper Desbiens, ; 23. 5B-Brian Boswell, ; 24. 21W-Jake Wheeler

 

 

St. Francois County Raceway

Hello Race Fans! This is your Race Recap for July 15th. This recap is sponsored by C-Barn. The Bobby Johnson Memorial Race was a special show for the B-Modified class. It was $600 to win race which made it a very interesting race. In honor of Bobby Johnson, St. Francois County Raceway had drivers that made their first appearance in a racecar at Doe Run Raceway come out to the front straight away so that the fans can see where our drivers started their racing careers. Now to get to the action.

The third class for the night was the Sprint Car class. There were 14 cars in attendance divided into two heat races. The first heat race had seven cars take the green flag with Joey Montgomery taking the win in the 35 car with Dustin Adams finishing in second place in the 3 car. Third place went to the 16g car with Scottie Gretzmacher behind the wheel.
Heat race number two also had seven cars take the green flag. Taking the win in heat race number two was Robbie Standridge in the 17* car with Kent Buckley finishing in second place in the 87 car. Third place went to the 55 car with Chuck Walker behind the wheel.
The Sprint Car Dash had the top three from each heat race taking the green flag. Bringing home the win and the pole for the main event was the 35 of Joey Montgomery. Second place went to the 87 car with Kent Buckley behind the wheel and Robbie Standridge finished in third place in the 17* car.
The main event for the Sprint Cars was a 25 lap event with Joey Montgomery pulling off the Triple Crown in the 35 car. Second place went to the 87 car with Kent Buckley behind the wheel with Dustin Adams finishing in third place in the 3 car. Fourth place went to the 7c car of Tommy Worley Jr with Joey Boyd finishing in fifth place in the 67 car. The Hard Charger Award Winner for the Sprint Cars went to the 88 of Jeff Wurst after starting fourteenth, passing six cars and finishing in eighth.

 

Christian Rumsey Scores His First Ever CRSA Sprint Tour Win in Front of his Hometown Crowd

It was three weeks since the Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Tour were last able to compete. The rainy 2017 Summer has truly made its appearance on the original racing schedule for the tour. It forced consecutive cancellations of races at Afton Motorsports Park, Fonda Speedway, and Penn Can Speedway. Finally, one of the nation's finest tours of 305 sprint car competitors were finally able to roll back into motion at Orange County Fair Speedway Saturday evening.

East Durham New York’s Brett Jaycox and Middletown’s own Christian Rumsey brought the nineteen car field down to the green flag for the start of the twenty lap main event. Jaycox’s 07 Outlaw Motorsports ride and Rumsey’s 1R Middletown Carwash entry powered down the front straightaway in a nearly dead-even drag race into turn one. Rumsey maintained a line just to the outside of Jaycox and gained enough momentum to roll past Jaycox and take command of the early lead.

The race was slowed near the halfway point for a spinning and stalling car of West Milford New Jersey’s Scott Flamer. It proved to be one of the tense moments of the evening. Flamer’s Wayne Subaru number 1F car was facing the outside wall in turn two as it completely blocked the preferred racing line. Luckily oncoming cars were able to miss Flamer as the caution lights and flags were displayed. Once the incident was cleared Rumsey brought the field back to the green flag for another run as the race leader.

The feature event would develop more trouble with six laps left in the A-Main. Nazareth Pennsylvania’s Chad Conor spun his car before exiting turn four and backed his 301 Bangor Steel machine into the outside retaining wall. The damage sustained in the crash was severe enough to end Chad’s evening.

The final restart came with six laps remaining in the A-Main. Brett Jaycox was able to reel in Rumsey at different stages of the event. But none of his efforts were good enough to be able to make a move to pass the leader. Christian Rumsey led every lap of the CRSA Sprint Tour Feature to score his first ever CRSA Sprint Tour feature win.

“Before I start I just want to dedicate this win to my Grandfather who passed away a few years ago and my Uncle who is struggling with cancer right now. We ran a really good race. The car was hooked up. I want to thank my Dad, Ryan, Kevin, all of the guys that help us out week in and week out. Everything they do is just amazing.”

Rumsey explained what he had to do to maintain the lead for the entire event at Orange County Fair Speedway.

“We have been actually having a lot of overheating issues. I was trying to save on the overheating a little bit. So I was trying to back up the corner a little bit and drop the temperature a little bit which helped us be a little bit smoother."

Brett Jaycox ran into mechanical trouble during the final lap of the race. He lost power to his 07 car and lost almost all positions in the event. This allowed Dan Hennessy and Tyler Jashembowski to move up to the second and third finishing positions. Hennessy was able to talk during podium interviews at the end of the evening.

“It’s our home track. But we have been struggling a lot this year. A second place is pretty much like a feature win for us. I have to thank Chuck Alessi of course. I have to thank our sponsors, Landworx and Vesica Vodka. I also would like to thank my son for coming along tonight.”

Tyler Jashembowski finished third and also had a double duty evening in his modified and sprint car.

“The modified we are still learning. The sprint car I have a lot more experience. I let it take me through the night. I want to thank my main sponsor, Westar Mechanical, all of my other sponsors, definitely all of my family. I want to thank my Uncle Steve, my Dad, my parents, and Uncle Bob for helping me throughout the night.”

The CRSA Sprint Tour’s next event will be at the Afton Motorsports Park in Afton, New York on Friday, August 4th. This will also be another round of the season-long Algonkin Challenge Series at this speedway. Fans and teams can find more information by going to crsasprintcars.com.

HEAT 1: Eddie Strada, Kyle Smith, Jeff Trombley, Christian Rumsey, Geoff Quackenbush, Chad Connor, Michael Storms

HEAT 2: Dana Wagner, Sydney Prince, Brett Jaycox, Tyler Jashembowski, Emily VanInwegen, Eric Jennings

HEAT 3: Jerry Sehn, Dan Hennessy, Tyler Boniface, Scott Flammer, Mike Van Pelt, Thomas Radivoy

A-MAIN: 1. CHRISTIAN RUMSEY (1), 2. Dan Hennessy, 3. Tyler Jashembowski, 4. Jeff Trombley, 5. Kyle Smith, 6. Tyler Boniface, 7. Dana Wagner, 8. Sydney Prince, 9. Emily VanInwegen, 10. Eddie Strada, 11. Geoff Quackenbush, 12. Michael Storms, 13. Mike Van Pelt, 14. Jerry Sehn, 15. Brett Jaycox, 16. Eric Jennings, 17. Chad Connor, 18. Scott Flammer

BONUSES: Shuttleworth Sealing Bonus Geoff Quackenbush. Powdertech Coatings Hard Charger: Thomas Radivoy 19th – 13th (6)

 

 

Dave Shullick Jr. Capitalizes For Fourth Victory of the Season in ‘Summer Championship’

OSWEGO, NY (July 17, 2017) - Dave Shullick Jr. continued his dominance of Oswego Speedway's Novelis Supermodified division this past Saturday night after taking advantage of misfortune for race leaders Dan Connors Jr. and Brandon Bellinger to pick up his fourth victory of the season with the Nicotra Racing No. 2 machine.

The field was lead to green early on by Connors and Lou Levea Jr, two drivers who both have won the Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer Award on multiple occasions this season in search of their first victories.

Connors proved strong all night long, jumping out to the lead from the pole in the Paul's Big M No. 01 machine and early on it was Bellinger, Michael Barnes, Shullick and his teammate Otto Sitterly on the move as by lap 10, Bellinger had worked to second from fourth, Barnes to third from sixth, Shullick to fourth from twelfth and Sitterly from fifth to ninth.

After meticulously marching his way through the field for the second consecutive week from the final handicap starting spot, Shullick worked by Gruel, LeVea, Jeff Abold, Joe Gosek, Keith Shampine, and after a tremendous battle in the first half of the race, Sitterly and Barnes as well.

On lap 20, Shullick was up to the third and final podium spot and in pursuit of Connors and Bellinger, as the 02 and 2 began chasing down the early race leader. But he wasn't done yet.

The yellow flag came out for a second time on lap 24 for a second spin by Bill Sharkey, who shortly thereafter took the No. 71 Shark Motorsports ride pitside.

It was at the same time that misfortune struck for Gosek as '00 Joe' was forced to go pitside on lap 26 with mechanical issues.

On the restart, Sitterly turned the heat up, finding his way under Barnes for fourth and began his march towards the top three of Connors, Bellinger, and Shullick.

As Shullick tried to find his way by Bellinger, Connors pulled away and lead the field to lap 40 ahead of then fourth place Sitterly, Barnes, Shampine, Abold, Gruel, LeVea, and Tim Snyder in the top ten.

Lap 40, however, was when disaster struck for the two front runners in an interesting turn of events. Shullick and Bellinger made contact in turn one as Shullick attempted to move to the runner up spot which in result sent Bellinger into the first turn foam with a broken left front on the No. 02. Bellinger was done for the night, handing second over to Shullick and third to Sitterly. Or so everyone thought.

Heartbreak then struck for race leader Connors, who appeared to be well on his way to his first career Supermodified checkered flag. The nearly 10-year Oswego veteran stopped on the entrance to turn one with engine troubles, and in result gave the lead to Shullick and second to Sitterly.

With team Nicotra out front, Shullick set sail and was able to hold off his chief mechanic and teammate Sitterly, who is still winless since September of 2015, for career victory number four in the non-wing Supermodifieds and his fourth on the season. Barnes moved up to finish podium while Shampine and Abold rounded out the top five with LeVea, Logan Rayvals, Gruel, Snyder and Hal LaTulip completing the top ten.

"It was a tough race out there tonight, tough to pass, but you've got to take everything you can get with these things," Shullick said. I didn't think there was any contact with the 02 but I definitely apologize if that was the case. Other than that it was a good race, I got a little excited at the end because I saw Otto (Sitterly) right there on the jumbotron and I knew he was coming. Even though I was a little tight in the middle I was able to keep it up. It was a good race, to be able to come from 12th to the front, it was an absolute blast.

Sitterly was happy with a podium and enjoyed running with Shullick, however felt a small issue with the steering of the car cost him in the long run.

"We finally were able to have a bit better of a run tonight, it's fun running with DJ (Shullick). Obviously we have pretty even equipment and he's a great driver. When the 00 came out in front of us, it just bottled us up enough that I tried to miss everyone, but I still got a piece of Michael (Barnes') car with the left front and it knocked the toe so it wasn't really the same car after that. At the same time though, the two cars (the 2 and 7) are so equal. Running with Dave is just like running with any other guy, I pretty much know how he races for the most part. He's a fair, hard racer and I trust him. The cars are inches away from each other in the shop every week so they might as well be on the track too.

Barnes was a little bit less satisified, struggling to keep up with the Nicotra cars and salvage a podium. He believes Shullick's independent ride presents a huge advantage amongst the rest.

"We were alright tonight. I just feel like I'm chasing those blue cars. I believe DJ (Shullick) having the independent car and those newer updates gives those guys the advantage we are lacking right now. We can run fast and click off a 16.2 in open track, but it's tough to race with those guys or pass anyone out there. We will just keep plugging away, keep chasing Otto (Sitterly) and Shullick but I believe that's really an uphill battle right now.

With Shullick continuing to run and hide with the points lead, he will look to make it five wins in seven races on the season in this Saturday night's $10,000 to win Mr. Supermodified event presented by Davis Brothers and Best Western/Quality Inn.

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

July 15, 2015

Novelis Supermodifieds

BOX SCORE

Feature (50-laps): 1. 2 Dave Shullick Jr, 2. 7 Otto Sitterly, 3. 68 Michael Barnes, 4. 55 Keith Shampine, 5. 05 Jeff Abold, 6.83 Lou LeVea Jr, 7. 94 Logan Rayvals, 8. 50 Dave Gruel, 9. 0 Tim Snyder, 10. 56 Hal LaTulip, 11. 01 Dan Connor Jr.s, 12. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 13. 00 Joe Gosek, 14. 71 Bill Sharkey, 15. 78 Guard Nearbin

Heat 1 (12-laps): 1. 55 Keith Shampine, 2. 2 Dave Shullick Jr, 3. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 4. 05 Jeff Abold, 5. 0 Tim Snyder, 6. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 7. 71 Bill Sharkey, 8. 94 Logan Rayvals

Heat 2 (12-laps): 1. 7 Otto Sitterly, 2. 01 Dan Connors Jr., 3. 68 Michael Barnes, 4. 50 Dave Gruel, 5. 00 Joe Gosek, 6. 56 Hal LaTulip, 7. 78 Guard Nearbin

Timed Hot Laps: 1. 68 Michael Barnes - 16.261, 2. 2 Dave Shullick Jr. - 16.331, 3. 7 Otto Sitterly - 16.381, 4. 55 Keith Shampine - 16.508, 5. 00 Joe Gosek - 16.694, 6. 02 Brandon Bellinger - 16.752, 7. 01 Dan Connors jr. - 16.896, 8. 05 Jeff Abold - 16.938, 9. 50 Dave Gruel - 17.061, 10. 0 Tim Snyder - 17.114, 11. 83 Lou LeVea Jr. -17.421, 12. 78 Guard Nearbin - 18.549, 13. 94 Logan Rayvals - 21.186

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: 2 - Dave Shullick Jr.

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: 83 - Lou LeVea Jr.

Brad Penn Oil Supermodified Heat Winners: Keith Shampine, Otto Sitterly

 

 

CUMMINS EDGES THOMAS AT TRI-STATE

Haubstadt, IN - July 15, 2017 - Another chapter of Indiana Sprint Week played out in front of the large exuberant crowd in attendance at Tri-State Speedway Saturday night. The 30 lap USAC Sprint Car feature provided an exciting climax to the sprint car portion of the program. A rousing cheer greeted Kyle Cummins in victory lane.

The local Princeton, IN, driver was the only driver in the 23 car field that could keep pace with Cullman, Alabama’s, Kevin Thomas Jr. Cummins finally made his move off turn four of the final lap to snatch a victory from Thomas at the finish line. The margin of victory was only .427 of a second.

Thomas had started third and Cummins second in the feature. But the race became one that Thomas would lead lap after lap. The two soon dismissed the packs of cars behind them. A restart after a yellow flag and then another with 2 laps remaining added to the suspense. That final caution was needed as Dave Darland’s car slowed in traffic on the backstretch.

Kyle Cummins was back at the wheel of Hank Byram’s Rock Steady 3R sponsored by Debra Corn’s Foster Care. It was Cummin’s second straight win at the Haubstadt oval. “I came to win! Not to run second. I gave it all I could give!” Thomas also summed up the experience. “Our car really was fast. Kyle Cummins is a force to be reckoned with and he raced us clean.”

Tyler Courtney finished third. “Once you figure this place out it can become fun.” The Indianapolis based driver won a second battle that involved cars from third to sixth on the track. Fast qualifier Justin Grant was fourth. Thomas Meseraull finished fifth. Robert Ballou took sixth. The remainder of the top ten included Jarett Andretti, Chad Boespflug, Ryan Bernal, and Carson Short. Short gained 6 spots to lead the drivers charging through the ranks.

The four heat races were won in order by Justin Grant, Josh Hodges, Jarett Andretti, and Kevin Thomas Jr. Veterans Dave Darland and Jon Stanbrough ran one and two in the 12 lap semi feature. Donny Brackett was third.

Dave Beck of Petersburg, IN, won the 25 lap UMP Open Wheel Modified feature. Beck had a perfect night as he set the fastest time and then backed that up in winning the first heat race. Trent Young passed Zach Fair on the last lap to take second. Matt Lane closed in on the leaders to finish fourth. Mark Lamont rounded out the top five. Lamont had also won the second heat race.

The next event at Tri-State Speedway is set for August 5th. That evening the speedway will present the annual Hoosier Sprint Nationals sanctioned by MSCS and paying $5,000 to win. The Open Wheel Modifieds and MMSA Mini-Sprints will be racing that night to provide fans with the second triple header of the season.

Provided as news and information for Tri-State Speedway. SUMMARY “Indiana Sprint Week” Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN July 15, 2017 ___________________

USAC Sprint Cars: (35 Entries)

Top Qualifier - 11 Justin Grant, 13.362 seconds

First Heat - 11 Justin Grant, 21 Carson Short, 91R Brody Roa, 23c Tyler Courtney

Second Heat - 74x Josh Hodges, 11P Brady Short, 5B Thomas Meseraull, ______ 3R Kyle Cummins

Third Heat - 18 Jarett Andretti, 12 Robert Ballou, 69 Chad Boespflug, 17gp Ryan Bernal

Fourth Heat - 9k Kevin Thomas Jr., 32 Chase Stockon, 5 Chris Windom, _____ 3 Dakota Jackson

Semi (12 Laps) - 71P Dave Darland, 81 Jon Stanbrough, 4B Donny Brackett, _____ 30 C.J. Leary, 23 Brian Karraker, 61m Stephen Schnapf

Feature (30 Laps) - 3R Kyle Cummins, 9K Kevin Thomas Jr., 23c Tyler Courtney, ______ 11 Justin Grant, 5B Thomas Meseraull, 12 Robert Ballou, 18 Jarett Andretti, ______ 69 Chad Boespflug, 17gp Ryan Bernal, 21 Carson Short, 5 Chris Windom, ______ 30 C.J. Leary, 11P Brady Short, 91R Brody Roa, 32 Chase Stockon, ______ 81 Jon Stanbrough, 23 Brian Karraker, 74x Josh Hodges, 15F Aaron Farney, ______ 4B Donny Brackett, 71P Dave Darland, 3 Dakota Jackson, 61m Stephen Schnapf

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds: (19 Entries)

Top Qualifier - 11 Dave Beck, 15.303 seconds

First Heat - 11 Dave Beck, 84 Stan Beadles, 62K Joel Jenson, 10Y Trent Young

Second Heat - 7 Mark Lamont, 95z Zach Fair, 75 Dustin Beck, 32 Matt Lane

Feature (25 Laps) - 11 Dave Beck, 10Y Trent Young, 95z Zach Fair, 32 Matt Lane, _______ 7 Mark Lamont, 62k Joel Jenson, 14 Shawn Cates, 16c John Clippinger, _______ 0 Travis Kohler, 41 Lance Foreman, 2X Wes Harms, 21H Michael Hussman, _______ 57 Matt Hines, 0s Shannon Mudro, 75 Dustin Beck, 13J Brennan Jenkins, _______ 54 Josh McPherson, 84 Stan Beadles

 

 

Park Jefferson Speedway

On a race day with temperatures touching 98 and a heat index of 101, the racing action was just as hot as the final 2 features had last lap passes to end an exciting night of racing courtesy of Motor Parts Central and Central Automotive Machine.
The big shootout featuring the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints vs. the Midwest Sprint Touring series featuring the Keizer Wheels 360 Sprint Cars saw Jody Rosenboom and Seth Brahmer jump into the top 2 spots from the starter stand. Working the low line of the dried out surface, Rosenboom continue on the point. Meanwhile, Nebraska’s Jordan Boston and Cody Ledger found the remnants of the cushion and hammered their way past a number of cars to challenge for the top spot. Ledger, who was coming off a victory last week, was particularly impressive and able to pull to within a couple of car lengths of Brahmer. After a daring pass of Brahmer, Ledger set his sights on Rosenboom. After following Rosenboom low through 1 and 2 a slip up the track gave Ledger the inches he needed to take the win by a couple of tenths of a second over Jody Rosenboom and Seth Brahmer. Jordan Boston came from 8th to finish fourth. Greg Bakker and track point leader Cody Hansen both earned hard charger honors with by advancing 8 positions.

The IMCA RACESaver Sprints saw “The Combine” Dusty Ballenger take the top spot over previous feature winners Casey Abbas and Colin Smith. Abbas who has figured out the perfect setup for Park, was able to challenge Ballenger multiple times but in the end Ballenger’s experience was too much to overcome.
Park Jefferson is dark this Saturday night but will return to action on July 29th for Liberty National Banks $5 night with adult tickets only $5 and children and senior tickets just $1.
7/15/2017 at Park Jefferson International Speedway

IMCA Sprint Cars
A Feature 1: 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger, [4]; 2. 17V-Casey Abbas, [1]; 3. 05-Colin Smith, [2]; 4. 33-Trevor Smith, [5]; 5. 55-Richard Weers, [6]; 6. 7L-Jesse Lindberg, [8]; 7. 77R-Taylor Ryan, [7]; 8. (DNF) 20-John Lambertz, [3]
Heat 1: 1. 17V-Casey Abbas, [2]; 2. 05-Colin Smith, [3]; 3. 20-John Lambertz, [4]; 4. 2D-Dusty Ballenger, [5]; 5. 55-Richard Weers, [6]; 6. 33-Trevor Smith, [7]; 7. (DNF) 77R-Taylor Ryan, [1]; (DNS) 7L-Jesse Lindberg,
Keizer Wheels Championship 360 Sprint Cars
A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 35L-Cody Ledger, [5]; 2. 14-Jody Rosenboom, [2]; 3. 13V-Seth Brahmer, [1]; 4. 82X-Jordan Boston, [8]; 5. 17H-Ryan Bickett, [3]; 6. 18-Ryan Roberts, [4]; 7. 4J-Lee Grosz, [11]; 8. 11X-Gregg Bakker, [17]; 9. 76-Jay Russell, [6]; 10. 12L-John Lambertz, [10]; 11. 22-Shawn Murray, [9]; 12. 4-Cody Hansen, [20]; 13. 77-John Klabunde, [15]; 14. 17G-Lee Goos Jr, [13]; 15. 101-Chuck McGillivray, [14]; 16. 42-Mike Kay, [12]; 17. (DNF) 2H-Bill Boles, [16]; 18. (DNF) 82-Eric Lutz, [18]; 19. (DNF) 25-Dylan Peterson, [19]; 20. (DNF) 48-Talor Forbes, [7]
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 11X-Gregg Bakker, [2]; 2. 82-Eric Lutz, [1]; 3. 25-Dylan Peterson, [8]; 4. 4-Cody Hansen, [3]; 5. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, [6]; 6. 8B-Bobby Becker, [5]; 7. 17B-Jason Becker, [4]; 8. (DNF) 34-Darren Orth, [7]
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Jody Rosenboom, [2]; 2. 76-Jay Russell, [4]; 3. 17G-Lee Goos Jr, [1]; 4. 4J-Lee Grosz, [5]; 5. 82-Eric Lutz, [6]; 6. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, [3]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 35L-Cody Ledger, [3]; 2. 82X-Jordan Boston, [6]; 3. 101-Chuck McGillivray, [1]; 4. 77-John Klabunde, [4]; 5. 11X-Gregg Bakker, [5]; 6. 34-Darren Orth, [2]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Ryan Roberts, [4]; 2. 13V-Seth Brahmer, [1]; 3. 22-Shawn Murray, [6]; 4. 2H-Bill Boles, [3]; 5. 4-Cody Hansen, [5]; (DQ) 25-Dylan Peterson, [2]
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 17H-Ryan Bickett, [2]; 2. 48-Talor Forbes, [1]; 3. 12L-John Lambertz, [4]; 4. 42-Mike Kay, [5]; 5. 17B-Jason Becker, [3]; 6. 8B-Bobby Becker, [6]

 

 

Hickle, McCord, Craver and Hurd Earn Wins at BMP Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (July 17, 2017) - J.J. Hickle, Mike McCord, Cory Craver and Dennis Hurd each captured a feature victory last Saturday at BMP Speedway.

Hickle and McCord were first-time winners at the 3/8-mile dirt oval this season while Craver produced his track-best fifth triumph and Hurd registered his second straight trip to Victory Lane.

Hickle capitalized on drawing the pole position for the Northwest Challenge Series A Main to score his second consecutive victory with the 360ci winged sprint car series. Kelly Miller earned a runner-up result with Casey Adams maneuvering from sixth to third place. Chris Schmelzle placed fourth and Sean MacDonell rounded out the top five.

Miller and Schmelzle were the heat race winners.

McCord held off polesitter Beau Nave to garner the WISSOTA late models win. Rayce McCord ended third with Ted Hample fourth and Chris Dunn fifth.

Kelly Hample won the lone heat race.

Craver charged from sixth to earn the WISSOTA street stocks triumph. Devin Kenaston finished in the runner-up position with Troy Lorenz third, 11 th-starting Grant Gary fourth and Robert Petroff fifth.

Craver and Petroff each recorded a heat race victory.

Hurd powered from the 10th starting position to post a win in the WISSOTA midwest modifieds class. Rod Lorenz advanced from ninth to second place with Keaton Lorenz third, Cory Wilder fourth and John Hurd fifth.

Cody Kuglin, Steven Stephenson and Rod Lorenz each picked up a heat race win.

The Northwest Challenge Series will return to action this Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, for the 62 nd annual Gold Cup.

BMP Speedway will showcase the Street Stock Special featuring WISSOTA late models, WISSOTA street stocks, WISSOTA super stocks and IMCA modifieds this Saturday.

RACE REPORT: BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 15, 2017 -

NORTHWEST CHALLENGE SERIES 360 SPRINT CARS

A Feature : 1. 39C-J.J. Hickle (1); 2. 2JR-Kelly Miller (2); 3. 12-Casey Adams (6); 4. 57C-Chris Schmelzle (5); 5. 9-Sean MacDonell (3); 6. 16-David Miller (7); 7. 37-Trever Kirkland (4); 8. 00-Roger Cummings (9); 9. 31-Shane Moore (8); 10. 14-Rob Orgar (10); 11. 4-Bill Carey (11).

Heat 1 : 1. 2JR-Kelly Miller (1); 2. 39C-J.J. Hickle (4); 3. 37-Trever Kirkland (3); 4. 12-Casey Adams (5); 5. 00-Roger Cummings (2); 6. 4-Bill Carey (6).

Heat 2 : 1. 57C-Chris Schmelzle (4); 2. 9-Sean MacDonell (1); 3. 16-David Miller (2); 4. 31-Shane Moore (3); 5. 14-Rob Orgar (5).

WISSOTA LATE MODELS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 11F-Mike McCord (2); 2. 88-Beau Nave (1); 3. 27-Rayce McCord (4); 4. 50-Ted Hample (3); 5. 0-Chris Dunn (8); 6. 00-Kelly Hample (5); 7. 55K-Kinzer McCord (7); 8. 14-Ken Helman (9); 9. 24-Timothy Ames (6).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 00-Kelly Hample (1); 2. 11F-Mike McCord (3); 3. 27-Rayce McCord (5); 4. 50-Ted Hample (4); 5. 88-Beau Nave (7); 6. 24-Timothy Ames (6); 7. 55K-Kinzer McCord (8); 8. 0-Chris Dunn (2); 9. (DNF) 14-Ken Helman (9).

WISSOTA STREET STOCKS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 21-Cory Craver (6); 2. 29-Devin Kenaston (4); 3. 8-Troy Lorenz (3); 4. 00-Grant Gary (11); 5. 11*-Robert Petroff (5); 6. 151-Lyle Imberi (9); 7. 4J-Gary Angell (7); 8. 64-David Gleaton (2); 9. 20-Mitchell Burns (13); 10. 83-Nathan Kenaston (1); 11. 3G-Lainey Howard (10); 12. (DNF) 82-James Garretson (12); 13. (DNF) 15-Kyle Grabner (8).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Cory Craver (6); 2. 8-Troy Lorenz (3); 3. 29-Devin Kenaston (5); 4. 64-David Gleaton (1); 5. 151-Lyle Imberi (2); 6. 00-Grant Gary (7); 7. 82-James Garretson (4).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 11*-Robert Petroff (3); 2. 4J-Gary Angell (6); 3. 83-Nathan Kenaston (4); 4. 15-Kyle Grabner (5); 5. 3G-Lainey Howard (1); 6. (DNF) 20-Mitchell Burns (2).

WISSOTA MIDWEST MODIFIEDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 99-Dennis Hurd (10); 2. 2-Rod Lorenz (9); 3. 5-Keaton Lorenz (5); 4. 65-Cory Wilder (7); 5. 99J-John Hurd (3); 6. 4-John Miner (16); 7. 73-Cal Rossner (1); 8. 37-Karl Weaver (13); 9. 35-Rickey Hemming (19); 10. 2V-Vern Vollum (12); 11. 1A-Steve Berg (21); 12. 13B-Joshua Fischer (6); 13. 007-Luke Cote (20); 14. 94-Michael Rogers (15); 15. (DNF) 88-Dayne Kocher (4); 16. (DNF) 71K-Cody Kuglin (8); 17. (DNF) 8-Steven Stephenson (2); 18. (DNF) 15-Devin Kenaston (11); 19. (DNF) 454-Daniel Stephenson (17); 20. (DNF) 214-Jake Marsich (14); 21. (DNF) 24-Jason Angell (18); (DNS) 94R-Ryan Nash.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 71K-Cody Kuglin (4); 2. 5-Keaton Lorenz (3); 3. 88-Dayne Kocher (2); 4. 99-Dennis Hurd (7); 5. 37-Karl Weaver (1); 6. 4-John Miner (5); 7. 35-Rickey Hemming (6); 8. 1A-Steve Berg (8).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 8-Steven Stephenson (4); 2. 65-Cory Wilder (5); 3. 73-Cal Rossner (1); 4. 15-Devin Kenaston (6); 5. 214-Jake Marsich (2); 6. 454-Daniel Stephenson (3); 7. 007-Luke Cote (7).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Rod Lorenz (4); 2. 99J-John Hurd (6); 3. 13B-Joshua Fischer (1); 4. 2V-Vern Vollum (5); 5. 94-Michael Rogers (2); 6. 24-Jason Angell (3); 7. (DNF) 94R-Ryan Nash (7).

2017 NSA SERIES FEATURE WINNERS -

J.J. Hickle - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on July 14 and BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 15); Travis Rilat - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20 and BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on June 17); and Casey Adams - 1 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 19)

UP NEXT FOR NSA SERIES -

Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, for the 62nd annual Gold Cup with the Northwest Challenge Series

UP NEXT FOR BMP SPEEDWAY -

Saturday for the Street Stock Special featuring WISSOTA late models, WISSOTA street stocks, WISSOTA super stocks and IMCA modifieds

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSASeries

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

NORTH-AMERICAN SPEED ASSOCIATION -

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

TRACKS -

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Shouse Wins URSS Wheatshocker Crown

A night earlier, Andy Shouse joked that he needed more laps around the dirt oval at RPM Speedway in Hays since he hadn’t raced there for several years.

Apparently, Shouse is a quick learner.

On Sunday night, the 305 sprint car driver from Mustang, Okla., walked away with a victory and $2000 in the ninth Wheatshocker Nationals in Hays. He also took home the Custom Pit Boss Smoker Grille presented by Lance Pittman of S&W Supply for being the high point driver of the Wheatshocker weekend.

Shouse made a late charge en route to finishing second during Saturday night’s qualifier. On Sunday, he drew the fourth starting spot.

“To be honest, we really just do our basic stuff,” Shouse said about being so fast at the 3/8-mile oval. “I think the big thing is we don’t really race at one race track all the time. We usually travel all over and see a lot of different places. I think that definitely helps us when we come to someplace new. It’s always tough when you get locals who have run at this race track a number of times. But we’re usually pretty good when we go to a new race track of getting it figured out in good time.”

He figured it out quickly Sunday night. After Koby Walters started second and jumped to the lead at the start, Shouse was working to find the best way around the track.

He moved up to second on the fourth lap around Austin McLean, who started on the pole.

On Lap 6, he was side-by-side with Walters at the stripe, leading by mere inches. He finally cleared Walters on the next lap before the red flag flew a lap later after multiple cars got together entering the first turn.

“We, honestly, were pretty good,” Shouse said. “But I really screwed up. I didn’t think the bottom would stay as long as it did. Under that red, I almost over-compensated. I made a few too many changes. I got the car a little on the tight side. I was expecting the bottom to go away, and I was going to have to move up into the slick a little more. Man, the bottom stayed good enough on the exit that I knew I couldn’t give it up. But I was awful tight down there. I was glad I wasn’t slowing down too much.”

Once Shouse was in front, Walters was left wondering what might have been.

“Leading the race, you never know what’s behind you,” he said. “Once you’re leading it and get passed, you don’t know what to do from there on out. You have to change something to something better than what you’re doing.”

Once the cars got rolling after the red flag, Shouse had a stranglehold on the front spot. But the biggest mover after the stoppage was Luke Cranston, who jumped from ninth to sixth by using the high line until it went away.

Meanwhile, Shouse was controlling the pace until lap traffic. Then he got bottled up enough to allow Walters to pull right on his bumper.

“I felt like I could get under him, felt like he was going to mess up,” Walters said. “But when he did mess up, I’d mess up or wouldn’t be close enough to him. I wish it would have changed up, but it never did.”

Shouse slowly began to distance himself once again, and when Walters bobbled in Turn 2, Zach Blurton pounced on the opportunity.

“He just, at the end, messed up and missed the bottom coming off of two, and we were there to capitalize on it,” Blurton said. “Last few laps, we really started catching Andy, and he was catching lap cars really bad and couldn’t get around them. We were going through them good. I would have liked to see a few more laps because I think things would have turned out different.”

Blurton took the second spot from Walters on Lap 27. He closed within a car length on the next lap, only to run out of time to make a move on Shouse in the 30-lap feature.

“I knew there weren’t many laps left, and I knew we had to make something happen,” Blurton said. “It just wasn’t quite enough time.”

“You don’t know who’s behind you, and I didn’t know if I was keeping a very good pace or not,” Shouse said. “I felt like I was pretty decent, but you never know.”

It was the first Wheatshocker title for Shouse in his first attempt. He took home the $2,000 payout and a new grill with the victory.

“That’s what we came to try to do, so it was a good weekend,” Shouse said.

Blurton’s second-place finish kept him from winning his second Wheatshocker event. He claimed the crown in a photo-finish in 2015.

“It would have been cool to win one of these again, but second isn’t bad to Andy Shouse,” Blurton said. “He’s a class act and a good driver. So we’ll take second to him.”

Walters finished third, with Jed Werner — who started third and was in the top four all night — finishing fourth.

Jake Bubak and McLean rounded out the top six.

Heat race winners were Ty Williams, Luke Cranston and Tracey Hill

McCook Nebraska’s Nate Berry earned the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award, starting in the 20th position and moving up 11 spots to finish 9th.

Results

A Feature 1 Andy Shouse 2 Zach Blurton 3 Koby Walters 4 Jed Werner 5 Jake Bubak 6 Austin McLean 7 Luke Cranston 8 Ty Williams 9 Nate Berry 10 Steven Richardson 11 Keefe Hemel 12 Kaden Taylor 13 Todd Plemons 14 Brandon Anderson 15 Brandy Jones 16 Lance Davis 17 Tracy Hill DNF 18 Lonnie Cox DNF 19 Brian Herbert DNF 20 Taylor Velaquez DNF

B Feature 1 Brandy Jones 2 Lonnie Cox 3 Lance Davis 4 Nate Berry 5 Nick Nichols 6 Howard Van Dyke 7 Shane Sundquist 8 Cody Lampe 9 Kyle Johnson 10 Aaron Ploussard DNF

Heat race winners - Williams, Cranston, Hill

 

 

Richardson Wins URSS Wheatshocker Prelim

Steven Richardson has been so close to winning the Wheatshocker Nationals in the past.

He remembers that race all too well from 2015.

“About a foot or so,” the Liberal sprint car driver said about finishing second to Zach Blurton in a photo finish.

So Richardson isn’t shy about what it would mean to win the national race at RPM Speedway in Hays — along with the $2,000 payout and an expensive grill as an added bonus.

“Man, honestly, if I were to sweep the Wheatshocker Nationals and take home the grill and the money (Sunday) ... ” Richardson said, trailing off a bit. “Because I love this place so much. The fans here are awesome, and the stands are always packed full. People that come to race here are great. This would be huge. This is my Knoxville Nationals. If that means anything to most racers, that’s how important it is. I wish we could race here more often. I would never leave.”

That’s just how much it would mean to Richardson, and he knows he’s in a prime spot to accomplish that goal after Saturday night’s qualifier.

Richardson started on the front row and bested the field en route to winning the first night of the Wheatshocker Nationals in Hays. The final night will be Sunday night, with races starting at 7 p.m.

Only the top six Saturday night automatically locked themselves into Sunday’s finale.

“It’s huge because now we have the luxury of watching the track progress and seeing what it’s going to do,” Richardson said. “We’re locked into those front three rows. That’s where you have to be to win this thing. Not saying people can’t win it from farther back, but that’s huge — especially with the talent out here. You don’t want to have to chase anybody down. Hopefully we can do well in the redraw tomorrow night and start up front again and take home the money.”

Richardson was the pole-sitter for Saturday night’s A-main and jumped to the point at the drop of the green flag.

But he wasn’t able to run away and hide. Instead. Koby Walters, who started third, was right on his bumper for the first few laps.

After a restart on Lap 6, Walters jumped in front, leading for two laps before he and Richardson exchanged slide job after slide job for the lead.

Richardson inched ahead on Lap 8, only to see Walters lead the next two laps.

“We were good at first,” Walters said. “We could stay right there with him, and then we had the caution. I had my one shot at the caution and got by him for a little bit. Then my car started falling away slowly.”

When Richardson finally cleared Walters for good on Lap 11, there was nothing but clear sailing for Richardson for a few laps.

“I felt like I had the faster car,” Richardson said. “He generally is really good on the bottom, but I felt really good on the top. I felt if I could just get out there in front of him and keep it out there in front and quit exchanging those slide jobs and letting everyone else catch up to us, we had a pretty good chance. But you never know who’s coming from behind you.”

He had no time to relax as Andy Shouse, who started fifth, worked his way forward.

As lap traffic came into play, Shouse got by Walters on Lap 19. By that time, Richardson had worked his way out to a 1.5-second lead.

“The car was a little tight at first,” Shouse said. “The longer the race went on, the freer it got and the better the car started moving. I definitely think at the end — I don’t know who was behind me or who was coming — I felt like with the cars in front of me, we had a better car.”

Richardson did get bottle up for a few moments in lap traffic, but nothing too significant he couldn’t hold on for the win.

“Mainly everybody was running around the bottom or lower than I was on the race track,” he said. “I kinda had a clear lane at the top. I knew it was going to kinda set a pick for some of the guys behind me. I was really looking forward to getting into it. Once we were there, there were just a couple guys who weren’t sure what line they were going to run, so that held us up a tad bit. But this is one of the rare occasions where it was nice to see it.”

Shouse did close the gap in the final few laps but ran out of time when the checkered flag fell.

“I think one or two more laps, especially when we got into lap traffic and it slowed him down a little bit,” Shouse said. “And we were running such different lines that I was catching him quick enough that I think I would have had a shot at him.”

Jed Werner of Plainville, who started 14th, worked his way to third, followed by Walters in fourth.

“Right now, we have the car,” Walters said. “The car is good how we have it — at least close.”

Blurton was fifth, and Austin McLean rounded out the automatic qualifiers by taking sixth.

Richardson will try to become only the fourth driver to sweep both nights of the Wheatshocker Nationals tonight. He won the first night in 2015 before finishing second by inches to Blurton on the final night.

Other drivers who have swept the two-day show include Brian Herbert (2016), Ty Williams (2012) and C.J. Johnson (2008). This is the ninth year the event has taken place in Hays, with 2013 the only year it wasn’t ran.

“The competition this year is just as good as it has been any other year,” Richardson said. “Some of the guys that have been racing with us have been progressing — Austin McLean, Koby Walters, Tracey Hill, all those kids, and Jed Werner, too. They’re all good. It’s harder than ever right now to win one of these things. They were throwing everything they had at us this race, and we held on to it. (Sunday) night is the important night. It’s the big money and the grill.”

Heat race winners were Shane Sundquist, Tracey Hill and Zach Blurton

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award went to Jed Werner, moving up 10 positions to finish 3rd.

Results

A Feature 1 Steven Richardson 2 Andy Shouse 3 Jed Werner 4 Koby Walters 5 Zach Blurton 6 Austin McLean 7 Ty Williams 8 Todd Plemons 9 Lance Davis 10 Darren Berry 11 Brian Herbert 12 Nate Berry 13 Keefe Hemel 14 Nick Nichols 15 Shane Sundquist 16 Aaron Ploussard 17 Jake Bubak DNF 18 Kaden Taylor DNF 19 Brandon Anderson DNF 20 Tracey Hill DNS

B Feature 1 Kaden Taylor 2 Jed Werner 3 Brandon Anderson 4 Jake Bubak 5 Ty Williams 6 Lance Davis 7 Brian Herbert 8 Aaron Ploussard 9 Craig Jecha 10 Howard Van Dyke 11 Buddy Tubbs DNF 12 Eric Matthews DNF 13 Scott Rhoades DNS

Heat race winners - Sundquist, Hill, Blurton

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award goes to Jed Werner, moving up 10 positions to finish 3rd.

 

 

Double-X Speedway California, MO 7/16/2017

Sunday night thunder rolled into Double-X Speedway again on Sunday night and was sponsored by the California Sonic. The action on the track was almost as hot as the temperature in the air. In the winged sprint cars, Jonathan Cornell came home victorious after having mechanical issues in hot laps. Passing early leader Lanny Carpenter just before the 10th circuit was complete it looked as if Cornell was on cruise control in claiming the win. Tyler Blank ran a hard race finishing second, Carpenter would cross the stripe third, veteran Bill Porter claimed fourth in his first race this year and Bailey Elliott finished fifth. Carpenter claimed the heat race in the division.

In the 600cc Winged Micro Sprint class, Houstonia, MO driver Aubrey Smith rang up her first win at Double-X this season in her fleet #35. She bested hard charging Riley Goodno by a car length at the finish. Goodno claimed a very impressive second, Alex Rein was third, Alex Owen claimed fourth and Brian Wood finished fifth. Smith and Rein were the heat race victors.

The Hobby Stock division gave the fans some excitement as drivers traded paint during the feature event. At the checkered flag it was Kevin Prall taking the win over point leader Chuck Coffey in second. Chris Brockert posted another top three finish in third, Nathan Tully was fourth and Aaron Brookshier claimed fifth. Prall and Mike Schrader won the heat races.

In the Street Stock class it was shaping up to be an "old guys" versus "young pups" feature, but it sorted out that experience can win over youthful exuberance. Veteran Steve Beach put his machine in victory lane over fellow veteran Dale Berry in second. Young Marshall Berry was third followed by veteran James Keeran in fourth and Brandon Hays completing the top five. Berry and Mark Davis won the heat races.

Next week in the much anticipated 15th annual Clyde Wood Memorial Race featuring the ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars on hand vying for the $3000 to win feature event. Gates will open early for tailgating in the parking area. Be sure to bring some shade if you are planning on coming out early. Keep an eye on the Double-X Speedway Fan Page on Facebook for updates this week.

Double-X Speedway July 16, 2017 Results-

Winged Sprint Cars- Feature Event- 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 3. 24-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 4. 15-Bill Porter, California; 5. 99-Bailey Elliott, California; 6. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown; 7. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall Heat Race- 1. Carpenter; 2. Brown; 3. Blank; 4. Wingate; 5. Porter; 6. Elliott; 7. Cornell

600cc Winged Micro Sprints- Feature- 1. 35-Aubrey Smith, Houstonia; 2.11-Riley Goodno, Knoxville,IA; 3. 7R-Alex Rein, Kewakum,WI; 4. 99A-Alex Owen, Lincoln,NE; 5. 92-Brian Wood, California; 6. 15-Kaitlyn Boland, Columbia; 7. 75-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove; 8. 55-Brent McMillan, Spring Hill,KS; 9. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia Heat 1- 1. Smith; 2. Goodno; 3. Owen; 4. McMillan; 5. Arnold Heat 2- 1. Rein; 2. Wood; 3. Boland; 4. Rasa

Hobby Stocks- Feature- 1. 14-Kevin Prall, Sedalia; 2, 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 3. 82-Chris Brockert, Versailles; 4. 21-Nathan Tully, Carrollton; 5. 7X-Aaron Brookshier, Warsaw; 6. 33-Drew Tully, Carrollton; 7. X-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 8. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home Heat 1- 1. Prall; 2. Coffey; 3. Wallingford; 4. D. Tully Heat 2- 1. Schrader; 2. Brockert; 3. Brookshier; 4. N. Tully

Street Stocks- Feature- 1. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon; 2. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia; 3. 4-Marshall Berry, Tuscumbia; 4. 52J-James Keeran, California; 5. 4U-Brandon Hays, California; 6. 96-Dalton Imhoff, Jamestown; 7. 54-Evan Hays, California; 8. 29D- Destiny Dowell, Tipton; 9. 56-Mark Davis, Grove Spring (DNS) Heat 1- 1. D. Berry; 2. E. Hays; 3. Imhoff; 4. Keeran; 5. B. Hays Heat 2- 1. Davis; 2. Beach; 3.M. Berry; 4. Dowell

 

 

Bayston Breaks Dry Spell in Night Two of Inaugural Thunder in the Valley

Grain Valley, MO - Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, Indiana outlasted teammate Tanner Thorson to capture his sixth career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory in the second night of the Inaugural Thunder in the Valley. Thorson took the opening night of the Inaugural Thunder in the Valley and vied for the $1000 bonus paid to the driver who swept the weekend in their respective division, but came up one spot short. The Thunder in the Valley featured the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League and the POWRi Lucas Allstar Midget League, alongside the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League.

Earning high-point honors for the night, Bayston led the field to green and immediately took to the bottom of the high-banked quarter mile, catfishing with teammate Thorson in tow. Slowing the action, Tucker Klaasmeyer and Ryan Robinson brought out the caution after ending up tangled on the bottom off turn four. Returning to racing, Bayston continued to catfish, placing distance between he and Thorson while a gaggle of action happened for third on back. Enduring a total of four yellows and one red, Bayston kept his composure as the laps wound down and the battle headed up.

With 26 laps in the books, the final slowdown of the evening occurred when Ryan Robinson took a tumble down the front stretch, bringing out the only red and stopping the action. Lined back up, Zach Daum followed Bayston with Thorson, Kyle Schuett, and Jonathan Beason in tow. Coming back to green, Thorson took a gamble and shot straight for the curb, while Daum worked the bottom. Coming to the white flag, Thorson clearly had second, but it was too little too late, to mount a challenge for the lead as Bayston crossed the line in first. Kyle Schuett finished fourth after starting 17th, while Jonathan Beason rounded out the top five.

"Starting on the pole there, I was a little worried," stated Spencer Bayston. "Running the bottom really isn't my specialty, and it was pretty precise down there. I knew who was starting behind me and I tried to hit my marks and run a good, clean race. No one ever really showed me a nose, but I could hear them back there and I just tried to stay focused on what I was doing. Big Al and Keith gave me a good enough racecar tonight that I was able to mess with it there and get myself more comfortable throughout the feature. Hat's off to all those guys who work so hard in the shop."

"There for a little bit the track was really single lane around the bottom and I was actually fortunate enough to see someone up above me," said Tanner Thorson. "I jumped up there and made the best of what I could. Hat's off to Spencer, he didn't make one mistake out there; it's good when the team wins. I love coming to this track, it was real technical there."

"Just running the sprint car there, the cushion was so far around there, you could make little laps on the bottom," commented Zach Daum. "Off of two is always good and off of four normally is, but it got pretty slick tonight. We should have tightened it a little more; last night we didn't tighten it enough. Tonight I didn't go far enough. I just wish we would have been a couple spots better."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER , Heat 2: 67 - TANNER THORSON, Heat 3: 7U - JOE B MILLER, Heat 4: 37 - ANDREW FELKER, Heat 5: 8J - JONATHAN BEASON

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 9K - KYLE SCHUETT

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 2. 67 - TANNER THORSON 3. 5D - ZACH DAUM 4. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 5. 8J - JONATHAN BEASON 6. 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY 7. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 8. 37 - ANDREW FELKER 9. 28K - KOREY SCHUDY 10. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 11. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 12. 7U - JOE B MILLER 13. 6A - AIDAN ROOSEVANS 14. 3 - DUSTIN GILBERT 15. 77W - JOEY WIRTH 16. 00 - GRADY CHANDLER 17. 98 - CLINTON BOYLES 18. 97K - JODIE ROBINSON 19. 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER 20. 44 - WESLEY SMITH 21. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 22. 27Z - ZANE HENDRICKS 23. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 24. 9 - MATT MOORE 25. 28 - ACE MCCARTHY

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Mike Mueller Tops Exciting Traditional Sprint Car Battle at Rice Lake Speedway Rice Lake, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-15-17)

The weather was hot, but so was the racing action in the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series as they made their second and final appearance of the season at the Rice Lake Speedway on Saturday evening July 15 on Kids Night at the track. An autograph session was held prior to the races, and following another very good 25 lap feature race for the Traditional sprints, those kids who got Mike Mueller's autograph early in the evening ended up getting the feature winner's signature. Mueller picked up his first win of the season and seventh career TSCS victory, as he visited Rock Auto Victory Lane with a borrowed engine in his familiar #87 non-winged sprint car.

Mueller blew his motor up big time back on July 1, and fellow Traditional sprint racer Neal Matuska has loaned him his backup motor to use while Mueller's engine is being repaired. Early in the season, Matuska purchased the motor from Scott Brandt. Racers helping racers is a common theme in this sport, and at Rice Lake Mueller was able to park it in Victory Lane thanks to Neal Matuska giving him the chance to continue to race. Great story behind the scenes.

Nary a yellow flag waved all evening for the Traditional sprint car races. Jake Kouba and Mueller won the 10-lap heat races. The top four drivers in passing and finishing points following the heats redrew for their starting positions in the first two rows of the feature. Blake Anderson and Mueller would occupy the front row with leading Rookie of the Year contender Brad Peterson and Jake Kouba firing off from row two.

At the drop of the green, Mueller took off into the lead. Jake Kouba quickly moved to second, and on lap 4 Jake drove by Mueller for the top spot. Jake's dad Jimmy then got by Mueller for second and set his sights on his son up front. A few laps later, Jimmy passed his son for the lead. Mueller also worked his way back up to second and stayed in contact with Jimmy Kouba. Meanwhile several cars were battling for positions behind the leaders, sometimes three wide. With seven laps to go, Jimmy Kouba got high in turns 1 & 2 which gave Mueller the chance he had been waiting for. Mueller retook the lead and drove to the checkers for the win. Jimmy Kouba finished second. A great run for Bryan Roach produced his best Traditional sprint car feature finish so far with a fine third place effort. Scott Brandt, who won at Rice Lake back on May 27, rode home in fourth. Jake Kouba drifted back but held on to finish fifth. Jon Lewerer, Blake Anderson, Anna Hippe, Brad Peterson and Denny Stordahl completed the top ten in the nonstop main event.

The Traditional sprint cars join with the UMSS winged sprints next Saturday July 22 at the Ogilvie Raceway for the running of the 6th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial. Margaret Tabor is adding $34 to the top 20 Traditional sprint car finishers while GRP Motorsports is kicking in $50 to the top two spots making them $434 to win and $334 for second. Keep tabs on all of the UMSS Traditional sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the blue logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Rice Lake Speedway July 15, 2017 (Race #12)

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller, [2]; 2. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [5]; 3. 99-Bryan Roach, [7]; 4. 7-Scott Brandt, [6]; 5. 6-Jake Kouba, [4]; 6. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [12]; 7. 12X-Blake Anderson, [1]; 8. 16-Anna Hippe, [9]; 9. 93-Brad Peterson, [3]; 10. 34-Denny Stordahl, [11]; 11. 29-Hunter Custer, [8]; 12. 17B-Eric Becker, [13]; 13. (DNF) N1-Ty Sampair, [10] Lap Leaders: Mueller 1-3, Jake Kouba 4-7, Jimmy Kouba 8-18, Mueller 19-25. No cautions. N1 spun on last lap coming to checkers.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba, [4]; 2. 12X-Blake Anderson, [3]; 3. 93-Brad Peterson, [6]; 4. 29-Hunter Custer, [2]; 5. N1-Ty Sampair, [1]; 6. 34-Denny Stordahl, [5]; 7. 17B-Eric Becker, [7] Lap Leader: Jake Kouba 1-10. No cautions. 29 finished second but was penalized two spots for jumping on the initial start.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller, [1]; 2. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [3]; 3. 7-Scott Brandt, [4]; 4. 99-Bryan Roach, [6]; 5. 16-Anna Hippe, [5]; 6. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [2] Lap Leader: Mueller 1-10. No cautions.

 

 

Fisher Scores First Career 305 Sprint Feature Win at 34 Raceway

by Brian Neal West Burlington, IA (Saturday, July 15, 2017) - Saturday was Sonny's Market night at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, as it was another weekly points event. On this night three drivers won their first feature of the season at the track, one of them earned their first career. Then four others picked up their multiple wins of the season at the track.

The 20 lap Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modified was the first to take to the track, with George Spence III and Chadwick Giberson leading the field to green. Spence III would take advantage of his front row start to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Giberson and Creston Williams. Just as Spence III started to put some distance between himself and the battle behind him, the first caution of the race slowed the field on lap 4. Williams, who was running 5th, spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Spence III moved back out front, with Dustin Smith and Dugan Thye getting past Giberson, who got off the track in turn 2 and fell to the back. After lap 5 was scored complete the second caution came out, as Brandon Rothzen slowed to a stop in turn 1 to bring out the yellow. Spence III once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Smith and Thye battling for second. Again Spence III started to pull away from the battle behind him, when the third and final caution of the race brought the field back to his back bumper on lap 10. Darrow Lillie spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Spence III jumped back out front, with Smith and Thye still following. Spence III then pulled away over the final laps to claim his first win of the season at 34 Raceway. Dustin Smith was 2nd, Bill Roberts Jr. crossed the line in 3rd but was penalized for spinning Thye in turn 4 on the final lap. This would move Rich Smith to 3rd, Dean McGee was moved up to 4th, with Dennis LaVeine getting moved to 5th after starting in 9th.

Up next was the 15 lap Sunoco Fuel Mod Lite feature, with Austin Bowling and Brian Tipps making up the front row. Tipps used his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Michael Dominguez and Devon Rouse, who started 6th. The lead for Tipps lasted until lap 3, when Rouse went by on the top of the track to grab the top spot away. While Rouse set the pace out front, Mike Morrill, who started 8th, was working his way towards the front. On lap 5 Morrill took second from Tipps and then went to work on cutting into Rouse's lead. Morrill was helped in his efforts to cut into the lead of Rouse when the first caution of the race appeared on lap 10. Ashtin Seager spun in turn 3 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Morrill worked under Rouse to edge him out at the line to grab the lead. Then just after the completion of the lap another caution came out, as debris down the front stretch brought out the yellow. Morrill would jump back out front on the restart, with Dominguez over taking Rouse for second. Another caution came out on the completion of lap 12, when Bowling spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. This would bring the race to the time limit, with one attempt of a green-white-checkered finish. On the restart Morrill jumped back out front, with Dominguez and Rouse battling for second. Morrill would go on to lead the final laps to score his second win of the season at the track. Dominguez won the battle for 2nd, Rouse was 3rd, Dave Nelson started 10th and finished 4th, with Seager recovering from his spin on lap 10 to come back up to finish in 5th.

Colton Fisher and Andy Krieger led the field to green in the 20 lap WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprint feature, with Fisher grabbing the lead on lap 1 over Krieger and Nick Guernsey. Fisher, who was setting a fast pace, started to pull away from the rest of the field, and looked like he was heading to an easy win. But the first caution of the race came out on lap 14, and brought the rest of the field back to his back bumper. Chris Campbell would spin in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Fisher moved back out front, with Krieger and Daniel Bergquist close behind. Another lap scored complete, lap 15, produced another caution, as Rob Pohren spun off the track in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. Fisher once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Krieger working to hold off Jarrod Schneiderman, who started 9th. Schneiderman would slip past Krieger for second on lap 18, and then tried to chase down Fisher for the lead. But Fisher would hold on to score his first career 305 Sprint feature win. Schneiderman was 2nd, Krieger was 3rd, Tanner Gebhardt was 4th, with Bergquist rounding out the top 5.

The 15 lap Pepsi IMCA Stock Car feature was up next, with Mark Bowman and Cody Washburne making up the front row. Washburne took advantage of his starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Ray Raker and Jake Wenig. Raker would follow in Washburne's tire tracks over the next 9 laps, and was waiting for Washburne to make a mistake. On lap 11 Washburne got high coming off turn 2 which allowed Raker to slip past to take over the top spot. Two laps later, lap 13, Tom Bowling Jr., who started 8th, slipped past Washburne for second and then went to work on Raker for the lead. Coming off turn 4 to get the white flag Bowling Jr. got up beside Raker, with Raker edging him out at the line. Then just as the lap was scored complete the first and only caution came out. Washburne, who was running 3rd, spun in turn 2 to set up a one lap dash to the finish. On the restart Raker grabbed the lead and held off Bowling Jr. to pick up his second win of the season at the track. John Oliver Jr. finished 3rd after starting in 9th, Dane Fenton was 4th, with Wenig coming home in 5th.

Up next was the 12 lap Sonny's Market 4-Cylinder feature, with Ashton Blain and Eric Eyeleading the field to the drop of the green flag. But it was third place starter David Prim who grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Brandon Lambert, who started 6th, and Larry Miller. Lambert used the momentum off the top of the track to grab the top spot away from Prim on lap 3, with Miller following him into second. While Lambert paced the field out front, Kimberly Abbott, who started 7th, and Craig Bangert, who started 8th, were working their way towards the front. The action was slowed for the first and only time on lap 8, when Jerrod Nichols spun off the top of the track in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Lambert moved back out front, with Bangert and Abbott glued to his back bumper. Despite a few challenges from Bangert and Abbott over the final laps, Lambert was able to hold them off to claim his second win of the season at 34 Raceway. Bangert held on for 2nd, Abbott was 3rd, Miller was 4th, with Prim finishing in 5th.

Ron Kibbe and Randy LaMar led the field to green in the 15 lap Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMod feature, with Kibbe jumping out front to lead lap 1 over LaMar and John Oliver Jr. The lead for Kibbe only lasted until lap 3, when Oliver Jr. slipped by to take the top spot. The action up front was slowed for the first time on lap 4, as debris in turn 4 brought out the yellow. On the restart Oliver Jr. jumped back out front, with Kyle Hill, who started 8th, and Austen Becerra, who started 9th, battling for the runner up spot. The three car battle out front was slowed for the second time of the race on lap 11, this time LaMar spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. Oliver Jr. once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Becerra over taking Hill for second. Becerra and Hill challenged Oliver Jr. over the final laps, but Oliver Jr. was able to hold them off to claim his first win of the season at the track. Becerra was 2nd, Hill was 3rd, Sean Wyett finished 4th after starting in 10th, with Jeffrey DeLonjay coming from 12th to round out the top 5.

The final feature to take to the track was the 12 lap Crazy Coyote Mini Hauler Trucks, with Dane Fenton and Drake Fenton leading the field to green. Drake Fenton used the bottom of the track to edge out brother Dane Fenton on lap 1. Dane tried to get around Drake over the entire 12 laps. But Drake was able to hold him off to claim his second win of the season at 34 Raceway. Dane Fenton settled for 2nd, Dylan Reverend was 3rd, Lance Applegarth was 4th, with Jacob Ruble rounding out the top 5.

Coming up next week, Saturday, July 22nd will be WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking Night. The WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints, Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modifieds, Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars, Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMods, Deery Brothers IMRA Midgets, and Sonny's Market 4-Cylinders will all be in action.

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

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS 34 Raceway, West Burlington, Iowa Saturday, July 15, 2017 - Sonny's Market Night

WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints

A-Feature: 1. Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA; 2. Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA; 3. Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA; 4. Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA; 5. Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA; 6. Ben Wagoner; Emden, IL; 7. Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA; 8. Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA; 9. Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA; 10. Nick Guernsey, Burlington, IA; 11. Shane Quam, Burlington, IA; 12. Chris Campbell, New Berlin, IL; 13. Rob Pohren, Lowell, IA

Heat 1: 1. Andy Krieger; 2. Colton Fisher; 3. Jarrod Schneiderman; 4. Nick Guernsey; 5. Dave Getchell; 6. Ben Wagoner; 7. Rob Pohren

Heat 2: 1. Tanner Gebhardt; 2. Daniel Bergquist; 3. Shane Quam; 4. Ryan Jamison; 5. Chris Campbell; 6. Brayden Gaylord

 

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (July 16, 2017) – Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP 2001 champion Steve Irwin drove his familiar Flying Zero, Krieger Engine powered Maxim to the win in the exciting MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge Race #3 at Crystal Motor Speedway last night.

Starting outside, front row, the Fenton, Michigan, SOD point leader took the lead at the start over pole starter Brad Lamberson.  Irwin maintained a small lead for five laps before 2015 SOD champion Gregg Dalman charged around Lamberson and then Irwin for first.  Dalman was clearly the class of the field and opened up a commanding lead.  Meanwhile, Jay Steinebach’s hard work paid off as he grabbed second from Irwin and began closing in on Dalman who had to contend with heavy traffic as the race wound down.

Steinebach was just four car length behind Dalman when he made hard contact with the outside wall at the flag stand completing lap nineteen.  Steinebach ended up against the wall facing turn four with a flat right front tire bringing out the caution flag and ending his impressive drive.

With five laps to go, Dalman had early leader Irwin behind him and things dramatically changed.  It was clear that Dalman’s handing had gone south as Irwin charged into the lead and drove away.  Dalman continued to struggle as first Thomas Schinderle, then Shawn Valenti passed him also.  Schinderle narrowed Irwin’s lead and pulled alongside the leader once, but it was a wakeup call for the leader as he opened up a small lead and was in complete command at the end.

Irwin (Engler Machine & Tool heat) and Valenti (COMP Cams heat) drove to convincing heat wins.  Early engine wows turned leading SOD sprint car rookie of the year into a spectator for the entire program.

Irwin now leads the MAHLE/Clevite BLC points over Schinderle, Dalman, Chris Jones, and Robert Bulloch.  He also leads SOD championship points over Dalman, Schinderle, Jones, and Robert Huisken.

Heat Races – Winners $100 each

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

0

Steve Irwin

 

2

10s

Jay Steinebach

Kistler Racing Products

3

49T

Gregg Dalman

Racing Optics

4

41

Thomas Schinderle

 

5

8

Justin Ward

 

6

10J

Chris Jones

 

7

2K

Matt Kinzinger

 

8

24

Eric Smith

 

9

58

Tony Bures

 

DNS

77

Andrew Scheid

 

 

COMP Cams Heat #2

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

7

Shawn Valenti

 

2

27

Brad Lamberson

Allstar Performance

3

9E

Tim Evilsizer

Racing Optics

4

3A

Mike Astrauskas

 

5

89

Chris Pobanz

 

6

47

Robert Bulloch

 

7

91

Lexi Adgate

 

8

6

Tyler Bearden

 

9

31

Tanner Astrauskas

 

Feature

 

#

Driver

Start

Contingencies

1

0

Steve Irwin

2

Rod End Supply

2

41

Thomas Schinderle

8

Rod End Supply

3

7

Shawn Valenti

7

Rod End Supply

4

49T

Gregg Dalman

4

Schoenfeld Headers

5

27

Brad Lamberson

1

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

9E

Tim Evilsizer

3

 

7

10J

Chris Jones

11

Allstar Performance

8

3A

Mike Astrauskas

5

 

9

89

Chris Pobanz

10

King Racing Products

10

8

Justin Ward

9

 

11

47

Robert Bulloch

12

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

12

91

Lexi Adgate

14

 

13

58

Tony Bures

17

 

14

6

Tyler Bearden

16

 

15

31

Tanner Astrauskas

18

 

16

10s

Jay Steinebach

6

 

17

2K

Matt Kinzinger

13

 

18

24

Eric Smith

15

 

DNS

77

Andrew Scheid

 

 

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Thomas Schinderle (+6)

BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Shawn Valenti

 

DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – Tyler Bearden
 

Perfit Corporation Lucky Dog – Chris Jones

For more information about Engine Pro go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  The full 2017 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, current news, and other information are available at www.sprintsondirt.com.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Season Sportsman & Crew Chief Sponsor).  In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

Steven Tiner makes late move to scoop up second Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Car victory of the season at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – July 15, 2017…Taking full advantage of a late caution Visalia’s Steven Tiner slid under race long leader Sean Becker during the double-file restart and went on to grab his second Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Car win of 2017 on Saturday night.

Also sharing victory lane with Tiner at the Placerville Speedway were Matt Michelli in the Ltd. Late Models, Orville Owens in the Pure Stocks, Shawn Jones with the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association and Ted Ahart in the Mini Trucks. Great racing was seen in all divisions on Saturday night, which marked the 10th point race of the Red Hawk Casino championship season.

Tiner had spent the previous handful of days competing at Northwest Speedweek and made the long haul back to Placerville after running Cottage Grove Speedway the night before.

“That was a long drive back from Cottage Grove and I’m pretty whooped right now, but getting the win makes it all worth it,” Tiner said to his cousin and track announcer Brad Kennedy. “I didn’t get qualified how I wanted to, but luckily rebounded in the heat race and then got under Sean late in the feature. I couldn’t be happier right now.”

Last week’s Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 winner Sean Becker got the jump at the waving of the green flag in the 25-lap contest and held command over the early stages. The Roseville driver was in search of his third victory of the season, but soon had to fend off the pressure applied by Kalib Henry once lapped traffic came into play. The lead duo kept fans on the edge of their seats as they diced through the slower cars, until a caution waved on lap 12.

Another yellow then flew on lap 18, which once again gave the leaders a clear track ahead. On the ensuing restart Steven Tiner made his presence known by slicing underneath Henry to claim the second spot. When going back green Becker pulled away again and looked to be headed for victory, only to have the yellow flag wave just as he was accepting the white flag. The green-white-checkered restart saw Tiner get a great jump and perform a picture-perfect slide job to take the lead. Henry also followed along for second.

Just as Tiner looked to take the checkered however, the caution lights came on again, setting up another green-white-checkered restart. During it Tiner hit his marks to cross under the checkered for his second win of the season over Henry, Becker, DJ Freitas and Greg Decaires in the top-five. Hollister’s Tony Gualda rebounded from an early stoppage to charge back for a sixth place finish. The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by Cody Lamar, Chase Majdic, Mike Benson and Justin Johnson.

A total of 23 Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars signed into the pits with the ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award going to Sean Becker with an 11.225 around the quarter-mile. Heat races were picked off by DJ Freitas, Shawn Conde and Steven Tiner. The B-main was picked off by Justin Johnson.

Ltd. Late Model point leader Matt Michelli raced to another win on Saturday night, giving him a season high five overall. Dennis Ahart raced into the lead at the waving of the green flag. Michelli jumped to second on lap four and then charged around Ahart to claim the lead on lap five. A very competitive race was seen at the front of the field with multiple lines being used on the bullring. Michelli went on to take the checkered flag over Mike Lightfoot, Wayne Trimble, Matt Davis and Tyler Lightfoot.

Ten Ltd. Late Models were on hand for the night with heats going to Matt Michelli and Wayne Trimble.

The Pure Stocks also put on a great show Saturday that ultimately saw Orville Owens bring home his first win. Scott Grunert took the lead on the start, but soon had to do battle with multi-time winner so far this year Jason Palmer. The pair went side-by-side in exciting fashion, until Palmer grabbed command. A lap four restart saw him jump the cushion though, which handed the lead over to Owens. Palmer dropped back a few spots but gathered it in and began to charge towards the front.

Over the closing laps Owens got bottled up, which allowed Palmer the chance to close back in. A thrilling final few laps ended with Owens narrowly holding off Palmer at the stripe to pick up the big victory. Last week’s winner Nick Baldwin, Scott Grunert and Dan Jinkerson completed the top-five.

The Pure Stocks saw 12 cars in action with heat race wins claimed by Jason Palmer and Scott Grunert.

The Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association put on an entertaining high-speed race that ended with Shawn Jones bringing home his second Placerville Speedway win of the season. Kevin Bender took the lead on the start, but soon had to deal with Jones and Danny Wagner. The trio went three-wide on two separate occasions early on, before Jones snuck his way out front on lap seven.

After that it was all Jones up front. Wagner won out in a back and forth battle with 14th starter Matt Sargent to claim second at the stripe. Sargent, Mike Grenert and Ryan Winter rounded out the top-five. The visiting Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association brought 22 cars to the speedway and saw heat race victories go to Danny Wagner, Mike Reeder and Mike Grenert.

Ted Ahart brought home yet another triumph in the Mini Truck division, but had to hold off the relentless challenges of Austin Struthers late in the race. John Little John led the first three laps in the feature, before Ahart charged by for the top-spot. Ahart led the rest of the way for his third win of the season over Struthers, Little John, Robby Northam and Corey Eaten. Six Mini Trucks were on hand with the lone heat race also going to Ahart.

The Placerville Speedway is right back in action next Saturday July 22 with Red Hawk Casino point race number 11 featuring the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Wingless Spec Sprints and Vintage Hard Tops. The Wingless Spec Sprint portion of the night will pay a $1200-to-win C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour purse.

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

 

 

Westbrook, DeMan, Dinning, Janssens, Sommerville Win On Emergency Services and Sponsor Night Presented by Strickland’s GMC Dylan Westbrook won his fifth straight 360 Sprint Car start at Ohsweken on Friday. July 14.

By Josh Gordon

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – July 14, 2017 – A total of 125 cars filled the pit area on Friday for Emergency Services and Sponsor Night presented by Strickland’s GMC at Ohsweken Speedway. When the final checkered flag waved, it was Dylan Westbrook, Mack DeMan, Ryan Dinning, Brandon Janssens, and Cody Sommerville who stood in the Lucas Oil Victory Lane. KOOL KIDZ/CORR-PAK 360 SPRINT CARS Dylan Westbrook continued his dominance Friday, picking up his fifth consecutive win in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division.

Westbrook started fourth, but led the first lap of the race after zooming by Mitch Brown, Scott Kreutter, and Jamie Turner. Brown and Kreutter battled for second for most of the race, while Turner fell back and finished in 11th place.

Without the help of a caution, Westbrook could not be caught. He lapped all but five cars and finished the 20-lap feature with a 10.547 second lead over second place Brown. Kreutter, Mikey Kruchka and Jim Huppunen completed the top five. Cory Turner and Westbrook won qualifying heats. STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS AJ Lewis and Jacob Dykstra brought the field to green, but they did not get far as a massive collision at the front of the field in turn one brought out the red flag. Dykstra’s sprint car flipped onto its right side, causing enough damage to knock him out of the race along with Jerry Hill and Cody Day.

The wreck caused a total reshuffling of the field as the involved leaders were placed at the back of the pack. Mack DeMan used this to his advantage. DeMan, originally the eighth starter, restarted second alongside Lewis. When the green flag waved, DeMan used the high side of the speedway to get by Lewis.

DeMan never surrendered his lead, using the bottom of the racetrack to navigate lapped traffic and pick up the feature win over Holly Porter by 6.410 seconds. Mike Thorne, Lewis and Hannah Ferrell rounded out the top five.

Jesse McDonald, AJ Lewis, Jacob Dykstra, and Josh Shantz were heat winners. Liam Martin won the B-Main. MIDDLEPORT MECHANICAL THUNDER STOCKS Three and four-wide racing brought out an early lap 1 red flag at the beginning of the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks 20-lap feature. The wreck took out seven of the 23 starters in the feature, including polesitter Nick Liverance.

Logan Shwedyk took the lead out of the caution, but was only able to hold it for three laps as Ken Sargent came storming from behind to take the lead.

The two-car battle for the lead quickly became a four-car battle, as Ryan Dinning and Dave Bailey made their way from the back of the field again to join the leaders by lap 8. Dinning took the lead for good on lap 10, but Bailey fought valiantly side-by-side until the checkered flag flew.

For Dinning, it was his second consecutive win. No one has beat Dinning or Bailey in the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks division since July 22, 2016. HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS Gary Hodgson raced out to an early lead at the start of the 15-lap HRW Automotive Mini Stocks Feature but was soon challenged by Brandon Janssens. Using the high side of the racetrack, Janssens was able to get by Hodgson on lap six.

A Dusty DeBoer crash along the front straightaway on lap 9 brought Hodgson and Janssens back together. When the green flew again, Janssens used the top of the speedway to get a lead on Hodgson. He never yielded that lead, taking the feature win, one week after finishing a disappointing 24th.

Brandon Crumbie was able to get by Hodgson on lap 12 to take second place, while Hodgson settled for third. Aaron Rewutzky and Nick Masi completed the top five.

Janssens, Hodgson, and Bobby Tolton were heat winners. Fabio Olivierie won the B-Main. GALE'S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS Tim Jamieson had the pole for the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12-lap feature, but a lap one yellow flag shuffled the field. When green was displayed, Cody Sommerville charged out of the gate and took the lead. Sommerville, who debuted his new ride last week, was a man on a mission. He never relented despite a hard charging Adam Plazek.

Lapped traffic was not a problem for Sommerville, who was able to weave in and out of the slow cars on the small track at Ohsweken. Plazek, fought off third place challenger Dustin Longboat, but the lapped traffic got the best of him in his quest to take down Sommerville. UP NEXT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY Friday Night Excitement returns to Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, July 21 when Jibs Action Sports presents Christmas in July and Autograph night. Fans will have the chance to meet their favourite drivers on track at intermission for autographs and photos. All five weekly divisions are on the schedule, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Race time is 7:30pm. Spectator gates open at 6:30pm.

Following Friday’s action, Ohsweken hosts two of the track’s biggest shows this season. On Monday, July 24 it’s the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu. Then on Tuesday, July 25, Larson and Abreu along with Ohsweken’s regulars battle the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series in the Six Nations Showdown presented by Arrow Express. Tickets are available at http://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT

July 14, 2017 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Emergency Services and Sponsor Night presented by Strickland’s GMC Total Entries – 125 ———————————————————– Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (17 entries) A-Feature (20 laps – Time: 5:04.387) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook [4]; 2. 10 Mitch Brown [1]; 3. 49 Scott Kreutter [2]; 4. 01 Mikey Kruchka [5]; 5. 14H Jim Huppunen [9], 6. 1-10 Jake Brown [8]; 7. 38 Tyler Hendricks [10]; 8. 22 Shawn Sliter [11]; 9. 97 Cory Turner [6]; 10. 77x Alex Hill [7]; 11. 11 Jamie Turner [3]; 12. 91 Ryan Turner [16]; 13. 6 Curtis Gartley [12]; 14. 9 Steve Lyons [17]; 15. 90 Travis Cunningham [15]; 16. DNF 2w Lee Winger [13]; 17. DNF 21 Roger Lauzon [14]. A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dylan Westbrook 1-20; Hard Charger – Jim Huppunen (+4 – 9th to 5th).

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 2:00.876) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON [1]; 2. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON [4]; 3. 01 Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton ON [3]; 4. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations, ON [7]; 5. 14H Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON [6]; 6. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON [8]; 7. 90 Travis Cunningham, Grimsby, ON [2]; 8. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON [5]; 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON [9].

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Time: 1:57.852) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Oakland, ON [3]; 2. 49 Scott Kreutter, Alden, NY [6]; 3. 1-10 Jake Brown, Branford, ON [8]; 4. 22 Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne, ON [1]; 5. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON [7]; 6. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford, ON [4]; 7. 2w Lee Winger, Mount Hope, ON [5]; 8. 21 Roger Lauzon, [2].

———————————————————– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (26 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 4 Mack Deman [8]; 2. 1 Holly Porter [11]; 3. 55 Mike Thorne [3]; 4. 3 AJ Lewis [1]; 5. 8 Hannah Ferrell [9]; 6. 88h Josh Hansen [18]; 7. 87x Shone Evans [7]; 8. 18 Josh Shantz [5]; 9. 52 Jesse Costa [13]; 10. 68 Aaron Turkey [19]; 11. 88 Jesse McDonald [4]; 12. DNF 5c Conor Manoey [12]; 13. 15 Dan Nanticoke [10]; 14. 29 Liam Martin [17]; 15. 5 DJ Christie [20]; 16. 9c Brian Nanticoke [15]; 17. 22jr Allen Gilleta Jr. [16]; 18. DNF 5d Jacob Dykstra [2]; 19. DNF 49h Jerry Hill [6]; 20. DNF 44 Cody Day [14]. A-Feature Lap Leaders – AJ Lewis 1. Mack DeMan 2-20; Hard Charger – Josh Hansen (+12 18th to 6th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Time: 1:38.094) Finish. # Name, Hometown 1. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia, ON [2]; 2. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON [1]; 3. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON [3]; 4. 44 Cody Day, Courtland, ON [4]; 5. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON [5]; 6. 2 Paul Townson, [6].

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown 1. 3 AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON; 2. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON; 3. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON; 4. 15 Dan Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON; 5. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON; 6. 04x Mike Bell, Hagersville, ON; 7. DNF 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON.

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – Time: 1:33.904) Finish. # Name, Hometown 1. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colbourne, ON; 2. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON, 3. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON, 4. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON, 5. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken, ON, 6. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON, 7. DNF 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffvile, ON.

Klotz Machine Shop Heat Race No.4 (6 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown 1. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha, ON; 2. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON; 3. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown, ON; 4. 22jr Allen Gilleta Jr., St. Catharines, ON, 5. DNF 8h Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON, 6. DNF 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON.

B-Feature 1 (8 laps – NT) Finish. # Name 1. 29 Liam Martin [2]; 2. 88h Josh Hansen [8]; 3. 68 Aaron Turkey [3]; 4. 5 DJ Christie [1]; 5. 9 Paul Ballantyne [7] ; 6. 04x Mike Bell [6]; 7. 2 Paul Townson [5]; 8. DNF 8h Matt Hill [4]; 9. DNF 43h Ryan Hunsinger [10]; 10. DNF 51 Trevor Young [9] 11. DNS Lofton Schuts.

 

 

Jennings Earns Emotional NCRA Hutch Nationals Sprint Victory!

Hutchinson, Kansas – July 22, 2017 - It was a weekend to remember in many ways for Danny Jennings as the Norman, Oklahoma driver dominated the two-race weekend, climaxing with the event championship victory as the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division tackled the big half-mile fairgrounds oval of the Kansas State Fairgrounds for the 61st running of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Hutchinson Grand Nationals presented by Midwest Super Store.

Jennings and former Hutch winner Jon Freeman started on the front row with Jennings setting a torrid pace out front. Near the races midway point, fourth starting Jeremy Campbell started making his move and pressured Jennings in lapped traffic and made several attempts for the lead. But Jennings, aboard the David Grace Motorsports, Patterson – Elite Performance Racing Engines powered Maxim chassis would hold on to claim his third career Hutchinson Grand National championship and a $4000 paycheck.

Jennings also swept Friday night’s twin heat races and gathered enough finishing and passing points for that night, thus sweeping the weekend.

“This may just be the biggest victory of my career,” said Jennings. “This has been a tough year for me and my family as my grandpa (Ernest) had a stroke back in February and hasn’t been at the track. He is my mentor, best friend and super hero who had always been with me at the track. We realized this was the 61st running of Hutch and “Pops” always run #61 and I was determined to win this for him.”

Campbell came home a strong second and has taken over the point lead with while Freeman settling for third. Jeff Stasa came home fourth while defending series champion Don Droud, Jr. came home fifth. After missing his flight and Friday night’s Hutchinson Grand Nationals opener, Craig Dollansky started thirteenth aboard the Danny King owned sprinter and worked his way up seven positions to finish sixth.

Jennings, Droud, Campbell and the rest of the series regulars will be back in racing this coming Saturday night (July 22) as they head back to 81 Speedway in Park City and will be joined by the American Bank of Oklahoma American Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products Red River Region in the “NCRA vs ASCS challenge” that will pay $2000 to win.

NCRA Sprints

Kansas State Fairgrounds/Hutchinson, Kansas

July 15, 2017

13 Cars

A Feature: 1) 1J-Danny Jennings, [1]; 2) 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [4]; 3) 81-Jon Freeman, [2]; 4) 91-Jeff Stasa, [3]; 5) 1X-Don Droud Jr, [8]; 6) 88-Craig Dollansky, [13]; 7) 7-Michelle Decker, [10]; 8) 20G-Jake Greider, [11]; 9) 26M-Fred Mattox, [7]; 10) 98-J.D. Johnson, [6]; 11) 85-Forrest Sutherland, [9]; 12) 72-Ray Seeman, [5]; (DNS) 50-Randy Woodside

Friday night’s double-heat race results

1st Set Heat Races

1st Heat: 1) 1J-Danny Jennings, [4]; 2) 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [2]; 3) 98-J.D. Johnson, [1]; 4) 85-Forrest Sutherland, [6]; 5) 7-Michelle Decker, [3]; 6) 1X-Don Droud Jr, [5]

2nd Heat: 1) 81-Jon Freeman, [4]; 2) 72-Ray Seeman, [1]; 3) 91-Jeff Stasa, [3]; 4) 26M-Fred Mattox, [5]; 5) 20G-Jake Greider, [2]; 6) 50Randy Woodside, [6]

2nd Set Heat Races

1st Heat: 1) Jeff Stasa, 2) Danny Jennings, 3) Jon Freeman, 4) Ray Seeman, DNS) Jake Greider, Randy Woodside

2nd Heat: 1) Danny Jennings, 2) Jeremy Campbell, 3) J.D. Johnson, 4) Fred Mattox, 5) Michelle Decker, 6) Forrest Southerland

 

 

Kyle Hirst Claims Second Consecutive Howard Kaeding Classic Win with Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA, CA)- Friday night in Watsonville, CA, Kyle Hirst used a lap 14 restart to take the lead from Michael Kofoid during the opening night of the 7th Annual Howard Kaeding Classic presented by Al’s Roofing Supply and went on to score his second consecutive win during the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster portion of the marquee weekend.

DJ Netto and Kofoid would lead the field to green with Kofoid getting the early jump. Just as he has been on so many occasions in 2017, Kofoid was extremely strong as he paced an extremely deep field around the ¼ mile facility nestled in the heart of Santa Cruz County.

While Kofoid led early, Netto and Kyle Hirst would give chase on a track that extremely fast in the early stages of the 30-lap affair as a refreshing marine layer rolled in throughout the night and kept moisture in the surface. Getting into traffic in a matter of laps, Kofoid, Netto, Hirst, and Justin Sanders would battle until the race’s first stoppage came on the 10th circuit.

With a red coming for Brad Furr on the ensuing restart, which he would climb from with no issues, the action would pick back up on another restart as Hirst was able to get by Netto and overtake the second spot as Kofoid continued to lead until his pace was slowed again on the 14th lap.

After two failed restart attempts due to other cars getting out of shape, the third time would be the charm and it would play a pivotal part in the outcome of the race. As Kofoid led the field into turn one and two, Hirst was able to stick on his back bumper as they raced down the back stretch.

Heading into turns three and four, Hirst would take advantage of an opening and it some extremely close quarters racing would grab the lead from Kofoid as Netto and Sanders would move into second and third.

Out in front, Hirst would be extremely good as he would pull out to a sizeable lead and go on to pick up his 11th career series win, and second of the 2017 season.

Behind the leader, things would be exciting as Kofoid would bounce back and fight back to finish second as DJ Netto took the final spot one podium with Sanders finishing fourth and Cory Eliason finishing fifth.

“(Michael) Kofoid and I raced really hard in the Dash, and then we raced really hard in the feature, and I was able to use a restart and grab the win,” Kyle Hirst said. “The kid is a helluva driver and I know we will continue to battle for a lot more races to come. Thanks to this entire Roth Motorsports team for their hard work, as well as to Dennis and Teresa Roth for allowing me to do what I love.”

Shane Golobic finished sixth, Bud Kaeding Seventh, Jonathan Allard came home eighth, Cole Macedo ninth, and Jerry Bonnema rounded out the Top-10.

The night would be eventful for the Top-Two Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster Championship contenders. Andy Forsberg who checked in on Friday with a 76 point lead would flip violently in his heat race and be forced to pull out a back up car to tag the back of the ‘B’. While racing up to second in the semi, mechanical issues would end his night and he would be scored 11th in the semi.

Second in points, Geoff Ensign, would time in with quick time, fail to get out of his heat race, cut a tire while leading the B, and race his way back to finish 5th in the semi, and 12th in the feature.

With just two races left in the year, things have tightened up between the two and should be an exciting battle to follow.

A total of 29 cars checked in on Friday night for the opening night of the 7th Annual Howard Kaeding Classic pres. by Al’s Roofing Supply.

Geoff Ensign and Shane Golobic would turn in identical fast times of 11.670 seconds, but Ensign would get the nod as he won the tie breaker by being the first car out between the two.

Four heat races would be ran with wins going to Hirst, Willie Croft, Gio Scelzi, and Justin Sanders, while DJ Netto would win a very eventful Dash to earn the pole for the feature event.

Australian pilot Marcus Dumesny would win the 12-lap B Main event and transfer into the feature event along with Brad Furr, Jerry Bonnema, Jason Chisum, Geoff Ensign, and Burt Foland.

2017 Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster Schedule

8/12 Ocean Speedway- Johnny Key Classic $5000 to win!

9/6 Silver Dollar Speedway- Gold Cup

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster will be back in action in just less than one month as the series returns to Ocean Speedway on August 12th for the $5000-to-win Johnny Key Classic.

2017 WINNERS: Shane Golobic (March 11th Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (March 31st Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (May 27th Marysville Raceway), Kyle Hirst (May 28th Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (July 1st Marysville Raceway), Kyle Hirst (July 14th Ocean Speedway).

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CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360ci Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2017, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 9 events at 4 different tracks around California.

 

 

Schlafer, McGrath, Sorce, Lubach, Davis master PDTR mains

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 15, 2017 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing honored those that keep the sport of auto racing alive on Fan Appreciation Night Saturday, July 15 at the Sheboygan County Fair Grounds third-mile clay oval and considering the high level of entertainment on the track, the bulk of the healthy crowd on hand left appreciative of what they saw.

In the Sprint Car ranks, Danny Schlafer of Sussex claimed his second PDTR A-main victory of the season. Likewise, Mitch McGrath notched victory number two in the Late Model main event. First-time 2017 headline race winners were Will Sorce of Franklin (Grand National), Brad Lubach of Kiel (B Mod) and Tyler Davis of South Milwaukee (Micro Sprint).

Polesitter Paul Pokorski of West Bend jumped out to the lead on the opening lap of the 25-lap Sprint Car A main. The 25-year veteran held the top spot through the first eight laps before 2010 PDTR Sprint Car champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee, who started third, moved in to challenge as the leaders encountered lapped traffic.

On lap 9, Davis dove underneath the high-riding Pokorski in turn one to assume the top spot, while Schlafer, who started seventh, used the outside groove to take over third.

The next lap produced a five-car incident extending from turn three and the way through the frontstretch, involving Anthony Knierim of Franksville, Justin Miller of Plymouth, Eagle’s Scott Conger, Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum and Davis, who collided with Miller, who had spun exiting turn four.

The damage forced Davis to exit the race, giving the lead back to Pokorski. Of the five cars involved in the incident, only Conger was able to continue.

On the restart, Schlafer pulled off a slide job entering turn three. However, Pokorski turned back under him to lead lap 11. However, Schlafer was not to be denied as he again slid past Pokorski in turn three on lap 12 and made the move stick.

Schlafer road the ragged edge along the high line, jumping the cushion on a few occasions, but still managed to hold off Pokorski over the final 13 laps to notch his 18th career PDTR Sprint Car victory and the 46th overall main event triumph in Midwest Sprint Car Association competition.

Pokorski placed second, followed by 18th starter Tim Haddy of Waupun in third, Lance Fassbender of Burnett, who started 11th, fourth and fourth starter Al Schlafer of Sussex, who rounded out the top five.

Joel Bennett led the first six laps of the 25-lap Late Model A-main from the outside front row starting spot. On lap 7, after a caution flag for the stalled car of defending PDTR Late Model champion Tim Buhler of Glenbeulah in turn one, 2014 PDTR Late Model champion Mitch McGrath, who started fifth got past Bennett in turn one.

McGrath proceeded to build up a solid lead while ninth starter Justin Hirt of Tigerton and seventh starter Chris Carlson of Union Grove dueled side by side for second for several laps before Hirt claimed the spot for good.

Hirt, who was making his first PDTR appearance of the season, used a late charge to close in on McGrath in the final laps. However, McGrath held Hirt off to collect his ninth career PDTR Late Model A main victory by a five-car-length margin.

Hirt was second, sixth starter Jim Schmidt of Cleveland placed third, three-time PDTR Late Model champ and current point leader Brad Mueller of Random Lake took fourth from the 13th starting position and polesitter Randy Markwardt of Sheboygan took fifth.

After a special driver introduction ceremony, the extended 30-lap Grand National A main saw outside front row starter Justin Erickson of Plymouth grab the initial lead.

Erickson encountered lapped traffic on lap 9, which allowed third starter Jeff Lammers of Plymouth to close the gap on lap 13. Despite losing a hood pin, which left his hood flapping in the freeze, Lammers made several attempts to wrestle the lead away from Erickson before the first caution flag of the race appeared on lap 21 when Jim Rychtik of Port Washington collided with Kurt Davis and Tyler Kulow of New Holstein in turn one.

When the race resumed Lammers felt pressure from 2010 PDTR Grand National champ Brian Gilles of Plymouth, who started on the pole. However, both Gilles and Lammers left the track with mechanical issues when the second caution of the race came out on lap 23.

On the next restart, it was two-time PDTR Grand National champion Don Sorce Jr., who was driving as the No. 14 car for Dan Sorce, moved in to challenge from the 13th starting spot.

Using the high groove Sorce Jr. claimed the top spot in turn two on lap 24, as 78-year-old Dick Hed of Plymouth , who started fifth, moved into the runner-up spot.

Sorce Jr. appeared to have the race in hand, but Will Sorce, who started 15th, had other things in mind. With Sorce. Jr. running low, Sorce ventured up high to pass Hed and steal the lead away from Sorce Jr. in turn four with two laps to go.

Sorce went on to record his first PDTR Grand National A main victory of the 2017 season. Sorce Jr. was second, Hed placed third, Matt Loehr of Dotyville came from the ninth starting spot to take fourth and Erickson completed the top five.

Outside front row starter Mark Hoeppner of Hartford led the first two laps of the 25-lap B Mod A main before sixth starter J.J. Walvoord assumed the top spot on lap 3.

After the first of two caution flags for the stalled car of Tim Thrun of Horicon, three-time PDTR Grand National champion Brad Lubach, who started eighth, moved into challenge Hoeppner for second.

Driving the car normally steered by Chad Vetting, Lubach took control of second on lap 7. Two laps later, Lubach used the high groove to bolt past Walvoord into the lead in turn one.

Walvoord rallied over the final six laps to mount some pressure for the lead. However, Lubach, who holds the all-time lead with 24 PDTR Grand National A-main victories, went on to post his first career PDTR B Mod A-main triumph.

Walvoord was second, point leader Justin Green of Sheboygan Falls placed third after starting 11th, Glen Blanke of Sheboygan Falls, who started ninth, finished fourth and fourth starter Cody Eickberg of Plymouth placed fifth.

Tyler Davis of South Milwaukee won his first career PDTR Micro Sprint A main. Preston Ruh was second, followed by Dave Collins in third.

Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum won the Sprint Car B main.

The program attracted 25 Sprint Cars, 23 Grand Nationals, 23 B Mods, 13 Late Models and three Micro Sprints.

The trophy sponsor for the evening was A-1 Appliance and Repair. The next PDTR program on Saturday, July 22 will be Autograph Night. All kids in attendance will receive checkered flags courtesy of the evening’s sponsor Hopf Farms. Racing will begin at 6 p.m.

The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth is located at 229 Fairview Drive in Plymouth. For more information, visit www.plymouthdtr.com or check out Plymouth Dirt Track Racing on Facebook.

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JOHNSONVILLE SAUSAGE SPRINT Date of Race: July 15, 2017 HEAT 1 1, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 2, DANNY SCHLAFER. 3, DOUG WONDRA. 4, NICH MELIS. 5, JOHN KRESBACH. 6, CHRIS CLAYTON. 7, DANNON TESSMER. 8, TYLER BRABANT. 9, EMILY PORTSCHY. HEAT 2 1, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 2, TONY WONDRA. 3, PAUL POKORSKI. 4, LANCE FASSBENDER. 5, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 6, MAYER AUTOMOTIVE. 7, SCOTT CONGER. 8, KEVIN SEIDLER. HEAT 3 1, AL SCHLAFER. 2, KURT DAVIS. 3, MICHAEL YURMANOVICH. 4, KEVIN KARNTZ. 5, Bill Taylor. 6, JUSTIN MILLER. 7, TIM HADDY. 8, JOSH TEUNISSEN. B FEATURE 1, MAYER AUTOMOTIVE. 2, TIM HADDY. 3, TYLER BRABANT. 4, DANNON TESSMER. 5, SCOTT CONGER. 6, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 7, CHRIS CLAYTON. 8, KEVIN SEIDLER. 9, EMILY PORTSCHY. A FEATURE 1, DANNY SCHLAFER. 2, PAUL POKORSKI. 3, TIM HADDY. 4, LANCE FASSBENDER. 5, AL SCHLAFER. 6, TONY WONDRA. 7, DOUG WONDRA. 8, KEVIN KARNTZ. 9, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 10, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 11, TYLER BRABANT. 12, JOHN KRESBACH. 13, SCOTT CONGER. 14, NICH MELIS. 15, DANNON TESSMER. 16, Bill Taylor. 17, MICHAEL YURMANOVICH. 18, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 19, KURT DAVIS. 20, MAYER AUTOMOTIVE. 21, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 22, JUSTIN MILLER.

 

 

Jared Zimbardi Holds Off Point Leader Dylan Westbrook and Wins at Brockville-Ontario Speedway

(Brockville, ON) Jared Zimbardi took advantage of starting on the pole and led all 25 laps but it was not easy as he had to hold off point leader, Dylan Westbrook who came home second. It was his first Patriot Sprint Tour Canadian series win of 2017, and his fifth overall on the season.

Zimbardi drew the pole and would start alongside Steve Poirier bringing the 15-car field to the green. Dylan Westbrook would start third as the three would begin to pull away from the rest of the field.

Westbrook was able to get by Poirier on lap four and begin to set his sights on the race leader of Zimbardi and would pull alongside Zimbardi on several occasions but would not be able to clear him.

As Zimbardi and Westbrook would battle for the lead, Poirier ran comfortably for third while Cory and Ryan Turner would complete the top five at the time.

Lap traffic would not become a factor until lap 11 when Zimbardi met Paul Pekkonen and would use it to his advantage to pull away from Westbrook.

Westbrook would eventually get by Pekkonen and immediately after, Sammy Reakes would make contact with the front stretch wall to bring out the first yellow on lap 15.

On the restart, Westbrook would attempt to find something on the top but was not able to get by, allowing Zimbardi to build his lead with laps clicking away.

Westbrook was able to hold onto second and maintain the point lead, but it was Jared Zimbardi picking up his first Canadian Series win of 2017. Westbrook and Poirier would complete the podium followed by Cory Turner and Mitch Brown rounding out the top five.

In qualifying action, Rick Wilson and Jake Brown scored the heat wins while Sammy Reakes picked up the Evingham Site Excavation Dash for Cash.

With the win, Zimbardi pulls within two points of Westbrook heading into tonight’s race at the Cornwall Motor Speedway. Of the two, whoever has a higher finish tonight will in all likelihood be crowned the 2017 Canadian Champion. The only event remaining for the Canadian Series is the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals in September, which awards PST show up points.

Tonight’s event at Cornwall will be 30 laps in honor of it being the 300th race in PST History.

Fans as always are encouraged to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com and to like us on facebook, follow us on twitter and Instagram @PatriotSprints.

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

Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results- Brockville Ontario Speedway

A Main: 1) 35- JARED ZIMBARDI (5) 2) 47x- Dylan Westbrook 3) 28fm-Steve Poirier 4) 97- Cory Turner 5) 10- Mitch Brown 6) 91- Ryan Turner 7) 51L- Lee Ladouceur 8) 2- Steve Hutchinson Jr 9) 11j- Chris Jones 10) 1-10- Jake Brown 11) 123- Yan Bilodeau 12) 15aw- April Wilson 13) 98- Paul Pekkonen 14) 42w- Rick Wilson 15) 17- Sammy Reakes

Heat 1: 1) 42w- Rick Wilson 2) 91- Ryan Turner 3) 97- Cory Turner 4) 35- Jared Zimbardi 5) 123- Yan Bilodeau 6) 11- Chris Jones 7) 2- Steve Hutchinson Jr 8) 98- Paul Pekkonen

Heat 2: 1) 1-10- Jake Brown 2) 10- Mitch Brown 3) 28fm- Steve Poirier 4) 17- Sammy Reakes IV 5) 47x- Dylan Westbrook 6) 51- Lee Ladouceur 7) 15aw- April Wilson

Evingham Site Excavation Dash: 1) 17- Sammy Reakes 2) 123- Yan Bilodeau 3) 51L- Lee Ladouceur 4) 2- Steven Hutchinson Jr 5) 15aw- April Wilson 6) 11j-Chris Jones

PST Canadian Series: 1)47x- Dylan Westbrook (566) 2)35- Jared Zimbardi (564) 3) 97- Cory Turner (525) 4) 1-10- Jake Brown (508) 5) 10- Mitch Brown (503) 6) 80- Chris Steele (403) 7) 91- Ryan Turner (352) 8) 51L- Lee Ladouceur (267) 9) 42w- Rick Wilson (262) 10) 14h- Jim Huppunen (255)

 

 

Kaup Keeps Winning as Velasquez, Beavers, Tipton & Copeland Snare DCRP Wins!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 15, 2017) – While Jeff Kaup continued his winning ways at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night, the other four Lewis Automotive Night winners atop the 3/8-mile clay oval each earned their first DCRP wins of the year as Taylor Velasquez, Kale Beavers, Tyler Tipton and Brett Copeland reached victory lane.

Defending track champ Velasquez scored his first Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car win of the year, Beavers bagged his first career DCRP win in IMCA Modifieds, Tipton stopped Angel Munoz in the IMCA Stock Car ranks and Copeland ended a victory drought by taking IMCA Hobby Stock honors while Kaup landed his fourth IMCA Sport Modified win of the season in five tries.

In the DCRP Sprint Car feature, Turpin, Oklahoma’s Velasquez gunned into the lead at the outset and led a three-car breakaway along with Tyler Knight and Luke Cranston en route to his first win of the year aboard the Fronk Oil Co./Bearcat Well Service No. 21x Maxim.

“We’ve had some tough luck and let some get away this year, it’s good to finally get a win,” Velasquez said in victory lane.

Knight chased Velasquez early in the going before Cranston battled past to take second on the fifth round. Cranston kept Velasquez within striking distance for half the race before Velasquez gradually slipped away to a half straightaway lead by the time the checkered flag flew. Cranston and Knight filled out the podium with Kris Moore and Brandy Jones also in the top five.

Pierceville’s Kale Beavers broke through to take his first 20-lap IMCA Modified feature win after taking command by the midway point.

After starting fifth, Beavers chased down early pacesetter Trent Gray for the point on the ninth round and then held off a closing Jesse Richter in the closing circuits to secure the win.

Richter, who raced into second on the 12th round, chased Beavers to the stripe with Kevin Gray racing into the show position. Trent Gray was fourth with Randy Wilson rounding out the top five.

Woodward, Oklahoma’s Jeff Kaup ranked as the only repeat winner of the night by snaring his fourth IMCA Sport Modified win of the season with a late move into the lead.

While Kaup worked forward from ninth, Toby Witthuhn jumped into the lead from the pole position and checked out from the field in the early rounds. Kaup needed just six circuits to work his way up to second and then began chipping away at Witthuhn’s advantage.

Kaup reached Witthuhn with a handful of rounds remaining in the 20-lapper and then battled into the lead on the 17th circuit, moments before the lone caution of the race.

Kaup took off on the restart to preserve the win with Kevin Tabor slipping under Witthuhn on the restart to snare second. Brian May moved into third with Witthuhn and Joey Maupin rounding out the top five.

In the IMCA Stock Car ranks, Weskan’s Tyler Tipton cooled off Angel Munoz’ hot hand by rallying into the lead on the tenth round en route to his first DCRP victory since the 2016 season opener.

With Tipton gridding the field ninth, Munoz needed just three laps to race through the field from eighth and take the lead away from Ondre Rexford. Rexford kept the heat on Munoz for several laps before Tipton worked by for second on the eighth round.

Just two circuits later, Tipton reeled Munoz in and battled past for the lead. Tipton sailed on to the stripe from there ahead of Munoz, Rexford, Travis Baird and Shannon Maughlin.

Rounding out the night of four first-time DCRP winners on the season, Fowler’s Brett Copeland broke into the early IMCA Hobby Stock feature lead and then fought off some top contenders to snap a DCRP victory drought numbering a handful of years or so.

Copeland rallied past Chad Kelley on the second round and set sail until Matt O’Hair worked his way into second on the fifth round of the 15-lapper. O’Hair closed the gap and was challenging for the point with Copeland surviving some contact that set up a two-lap dash to the stripe as O’Hair restarted at the tail.

Reagan Sellard and Duane Wahrman both tried to battle past Copeland in the final pair of laps, but to no avail as Copeland held on for the win ahead of Wahrman and Sellard with Tyler Walker and Kelley rounding out the top five.

Action resumes at Dodge City Raceway Park on Friday night, July 29, with Driver Appreciation Night featuring the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park – Lewis Automotive Night

July 15, 2017 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 11k-Tyler Knight, 2. 8J-Brandy Jones, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 5. 49x-Luke Cranston, 6. 10-Jordan Knight, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott, 8. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 9. 8-Justin Pack.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 11k-Tyler Knight, 4. 49-Kris Moore, 5. 8J-Brandy Jones, 6. 10-Jordan Knight, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott, 8. 51r-Ross Essenburg. DNS: 8-Justin Pack.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 22T-Trent Gray, 2. 26-Tom Beavers, 3. 57-Joel Lane, 4. 8r-Jesse Richter, 5. 1n-Nick Link, 6. 22k-Brad Keller, 7. 40d-Steve Dent.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 2. 01-Jesse Smith, 3. A2-Randy Wilson, 4. 7s-David Solberg, 5. 3h-Ryan Heger. DNS: k98-Danny Keller.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 36-Travis Simmons, 2. 2L-Tracy Link, 3. 16-Kevin Gray, 4. 25-Kale Beavers, 5. 44-Mike Lunow, 6. 85c-Clay Sellard.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 25-Kale Beavers, 2. 8r-Jesse Richter, 3. 16-Kevin Gray, 4. 22T-Trent Gray, 5. A2-Randy Wilson, 6. 85c-Clay Sellard, 7. 57-Joel Lane, 8. 01-Jesse Smith, 9. 1n-Nick Link, 10. 36-Travis Simmons, 11. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 12. 7s-David Solberg, 13. 22k-Brad Keller, 14. K98-Danny Keller, 15. 2L-Tracy Link, 16. 26-Tom Beavers, 17. 3h-Ryan Heger, 18. 44-Mike Lunow. DNS: 40d-Steve Dent.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 2. 8-Brian May, 3. 10-Alex Wiens, 4. 3-Garrett Donley, 5. 83x-Mike Shenberger, 6. 21m-Joey Maupin, 7. 18-Kyle Wiens, 8. 7-Jarett Lunow, 9. 67-Edwin Elliott.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 37-BartBaker, 2. 92-Jeff Kaup, 3. 12-Kevin Tabor, 4. 57-Tanner Brunson, 5. 65-Kohl Ricke, 6. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 7. 81T-Tristan Barton, 8. 62-Marvin Ward.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 92-Jeff Kaup, 2. 12-Kevin Tabor, 3. 8-Brian May, 4. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 5. 21m-Joey Maupin, 6. 57-Tanner Brunson, 7. 18-Kyle Wiens, 8. 83x-Mike Shenberger, 9. 7-Jarett Lunow, 10. 3-Garrett Donley, 11. 67-Edwin Elliott, 12. 62-Marvin Ward, 13. 65-Kohl Ricke, 14. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 15. 81T-Tristan Barton, 16. 10-Alex Wiens, 17. 37-Bart Baker.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 2. 2m-Angel Munoz, 3. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 4. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 5. 52T-Travis Baird, 6. 14-Justin Lewis, 7. 47-Landon Maddox.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 95-Tyler Tipton, 2. 3-Chris Oliver, 3. 89-Gregg Schell, 4. 09-Paul Taylor, 5. 33-Marlin Hogie, 6. 22-Michael Pepper, 7. 55-Robbie Perkins.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 95-Tyler Tipton, 2. 2m-Angel Munoz, 3. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 4. 52T-Travis Baird, 5. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 6. 89-Gregg Schell, 7. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 8. 47-Landon Maddox, 9. 09-Paul Taylor, 10. 33-Marlin Hogie, 11. 14-Justin Lewis, 12. 55-Robbie Perkins. DNS: 3-Chris Oliver, 22-Michael Pepper.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 2. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 3. 99-Gerald Walker, 4. 57-Chad Kelley, 5. 22-Donald Kaup, 6. 69-Danny Schulte.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 19-Brett Copeland, 2. 1c-Cody Ghumm, 3. 20-Tyler Walker, 4. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 5. 7-Tom Reed. DNS: 55-Jacob Huse.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 19-Brett Copeland, 2. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 3. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 4. 20-Tyler Walker, 5. 57-Chad Kelley, 6. 1c-Cody Ghumm, 7. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 8. 99-Gerald Walker, 9. 55-Jacob Huse, 10. 22-Donald Kaup, 11. 7-Tom Reed, 12. 69-Danny Schulte.

 

 

Must See Racing

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio – Saturday night, the McCune family completed the task they set out to accomplish two weeks ago in Must See Racing Sprint Car Series competition, finishing one-two in the Buckeye State Shootout at Midvale Speedway.

Leading the way was two-time defending series champion Jimmy McCune, who took the lead on lap 11 of the 40-lap main event and never looked back en route to his milestone 20th-career series win.

Though he was challenged the entire way by his 19-year-old nephew, Anthony McCune, Jimmy McCune held steadfast out front despite a deflating right-rear tire in the closing stages.

“Man, I could feel something was wrong because it was going all over the place on me,” said Jimmy McCune in victory lane. “It was really, really good there early on. When I went around (Anthony) on the outside, I had found something in that mid-to-upper groove that was really working. Then it got tight and once it picked up the push … I had to move back down to the bottom and it was just rough.”

“I kept blowing the corner in two once the tire started going away on me and it was all I could just to hang on to it. It was a good race … Anthony did a hell of a job. He’s gonna win one of these soon.”

With his win Saturday night, McCune is off to the best start by a single driver in series history, having won four of the first five races this season.

Only a single caution, at lap 12 after polesitter Bronzie Lawson IV spun off the exit of turn four, slowed the pace during an action-packed night of racing that saw winged sprint cars return to Midvale for the first time in 16 years.

Leading the first 10 laps from the outside pole, Anthony McCune kept his uncle in his sights the entire way after being passed for the lead, closing in mightily over the final 10 circuits as Jimmy McCune’s right-front tire began to give up.

However, despite the teenager’s best efforts, he was unable to work his way around Jimmy at the end, settling for a career-best second and crossing the twin checkers .303 of a second in arrears.

“I was trying to reel him in for most of the race, and by the time I finally got to him there just weren’t enough laps left to really set him up,” said Anthony McCune. “Lap traffic was really tough tonight … I have to work on getting better at working through it, but this was a good night. I’m really happy with this finish.”

Ryan Gillenwater completed the podium, making it a sweep of the top-three spots by drivers from Ohio.

“It’s great to be back in the Buckeye State and be able to race in front of all my home fans,” Gillenwater said. “This is a fun race track. It’s a racy place in traffic. I think if we’d had about 10 more laps … we were knocking on the door of the top two there, but just couldn’t find an opening. Hopefully we can come back here again in the future and make another go at it.”

Fast qualifier Brian Gerster finished fourth, ahead of National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom.

South African native Jacques Roos made his first Must See Racing appearance a largely successful one, winning his heat race and coming home sixth in the main event.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series returns to action on July 28 at Madison Int’l Speedway.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Midvale Speedway; July 15, 2017

1-800-RADIATOR A-Feature (40 laps): 1. #88 – Jimmy McCune [3]; 2. #8 – Anthony McCune [2]; 3. #45 – Ryan Gillenwater [4]; 4. #50m – Brian Gerster [6]; 5. #26 – Jeff Bloom [5]; 6. #Y0 – Jacques Roos [7]; 7. #9S – Charlie Schultz [8]; 8. #7 – Tom Jewell [10]; 9. #75c – Jerry Caryer [11]; 10. #72s – Joe Speakman [9]; 11. #4X – Bronzie Lawson III [12]; 12. #85 – Rick Holley [13]; 13. #28 – Todd McQuillen [15]; 14. #8A – Adam Biltz [14]; 15. #4B – Bronzie Lawson IV [1].

Abes Auto Parts Time Trials: 1. #50m – Brian Gerster, 12.497; 2. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 12.519; 3. #45 – Ryan Gillenwater, 12.556; 4. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 12.642; 5. #8 – Anthony McCune, 12.958; 6. #4B – Bronzie Lawson IV, 12.978; 7. #Y0 – Jacques Roos, 13.007; 8. #9S – Charlie Schultz, 13.009; 9. #72s – Joe Speakman, 13.326; 10. #7 – Tom Jewell, 13.351; 11. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 13.394; 12. #4X – Bronzie Lawson III, 13.514; 13. #85 – Rick Holley, 13.705; 14. #8A – Adam Biltz, 13.956; 15. #28 – Todd McQuillen, 13.995.

Abe’s Auto Parts Heat #1 (10 laps): 1. Jerry Caryer [3]; 2. Rick Holley [1]; 3. Bronzie Lawson III [2]; 4. Todd McQuillen [4]; 5. Adam Biltz [5].

B&B Machinery Movers Heat #2 (10 laps): 1. Jacques Roos [3]; 2. Joe Speakman [1]; 3. Charlie Schultz [2]; 4. Bronzie Lawson IV [4]; 5. Tom Jewell [5].

RAM Engineering Midwest Heat #3 (10 laps): 1. Ryan Gillenwater [2]; 2. Jimmy McCune [1]; 3. Brian Gerster [4]; 4. Anthony McCune [5]; 5. Jeff Bloom [3].

 

 

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA
July 15, 2017

410 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (7), 15.433; 2. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 15.556; 3. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (12), 15.579; 4. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), 15.579; 5. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (25), 15.647; 6. 59, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (18), 15.668; 7. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (6), 15.713; 8. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (24), 15.718; 9. 17A, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.72; 10. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (14), 15.739; 11. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (8), 15.753; 12. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (4), 15.769; 13. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (13), 15.78; 14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (22), 15.853; 15. 7X, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 15.883; 16. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (1), 15.907; 17. 4K, Jason Kendrick, Perth, WA, Aust. (23), 15.908; 18. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5), 15.941; 19. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (20), 15.982; 20. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (26), 15.986; 21. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Au (16), 16.115; 22. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (2), 16.174; 23. 29, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (10), 16.199; 24. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (21), 16.304; 25. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (17), 16.394; 26. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (19), 16.534;
Heat 1, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Brooke Tatnell (3); 2. Tim Kaeding (2); 3. Danny Lasoski (4); 4. Mark Dobmeier (6); 5. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 6. Austin McCarl (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (8); 8. RJ Johnson (7); 9. Curtis Evans (9);
Heat 2, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2); 2. Dustin Selvage (3); 3. Terry McCarl (6); 4. Matt Juhl (4); 5. Jason Kendrick (1); 6. AJ Moeller (5); 7. Tasker Phillips (7); 8. Bob Weuve (9); 9. Joey Moughan (8);
Heat 3, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Rager Phillips (1); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 3. Bronson Maeschen (3); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Sawyer Phillips (2); 6. Scott Bogucki (7); 7. Carson McCarl (4); 8. Davey Heskin (8);
A main, 20 Laps, No Time: 1. Mark Dobmeier (2); 2. Terry McCarl (3); 3. Danny Lasoski (5); 4. Tim Kaeding (12); 5. Dustin Selvage (7); 6. Dakota Hendrickson (17); 7. Matt Juhl (10); 8. Josh Schneiderman (8); 9. Scott Bogucki (19); 10. Tasker Phillips (20); 11. Bronson Maeschen (14); 12. Rager Phillips (13); 13. RJ Johnson (22); 14. AJ Moeller (11); 15. Bob Weuve (23); 16. Curtis Evans (25); 17. Sawyer Phillips (16); 18. Bobby Mincer (21); 19. Joey Moughan (24); 20. Justin Henderson (6); 21. Carson McCarl (15); 22. Austin McCarl (9); 23. Jason Kendrick (18); 24. Lynton Jeffrey (4);

360 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (18), 16.235; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (6), 16.31; 3. 5MRP, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.321; 4. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (7), 16.345; 5. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 16.356; 6. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (23), 16.397; 7. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (1), 16.428; 8. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (22), 16.476; 9. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.52; 10. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.545; 11. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (9), 16.569; 12. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (2), 16.619; 13. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (27), 16.634; 14. 75AU, Matt Egel, Adelaide, SA, Aust. (20), 16.652; 15. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (17), 16.703; 16. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (13), 16.719; 17. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (16), 16.832; 18. 36, Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE (14), 16.859; 19. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (25), 16.955; 20. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.057; 21. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (26), 17.103; 22. 9S, Kyle Clark, Sapulpa, OK (3), 17.106; 23. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (28), 17.237; 24. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (24), 17.271; 25. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (19), 17.322; 26. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (12), 17.362; 27. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (21), 17.389; 28. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (10), 99.999;
Heat 1, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Calvin Landis (2); 2. Tim Kaeding (1); 3. Matt Moro (6); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 5. Joe Beaver (3); 6. Nate Van Haaften (5); 7. Sawyer Phillips (7); 8. Ricky Montgomery (9); 9. Kyle Clark (8); 10. Chance Morton (10);
Heat 2, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Ryan Giles (6); 2. Tom Lenz (4); 3. Matt Egel (2); 4. Chris Martin (3); 5. Clint Garner (5); 6. Skylar Prochaska (1); 7. Chris Morgan (8); 8. Alan Zoutte (7); 9. John Anderson (9);
Heat 3, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Jamie Ball (4); 2. McKenna Haase (2); 3. Jason Martin (1); 4. Devin Kline (6); 5. Christian Bowman (3); 6. Troy Manteufel (5); 7. Mitchell Alexander (7); 8. Stacey Alexander (9); 9. Rob Weuve (8);
B main, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Chris Morgan (3); 2. Rob Weuve (4); 3. John Anderson (6); 4. Alan Zoutte (1); 5. Ricky Montgomery (5); 6. Stacey Alexander (7);
A main, 18 Laps, No Time: 1. Clint Garner (3); 2. Jamie Ball (5); 3. Ryan Giles (8); 4. Matt Moro (7); 5. Calvin Landis (1); 6. Tim Kaeding (12); 7. Nate Van Haaften (9); 8. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 9. Jason Martin (16); 10. Chris Martin (13); 11. Tom Lenz (4); 12. McKenna Haase (11); 13. Skylar Prochaska (18); 14. Christian Bowman (17); 15. Joe Beaver (15); 16. Chris Morgan (21); 17. Matt Egel (14); 18. Troy Manteufel (10); 19. Mitchell Alexander (20); 20. Rob Weuve (22); 21. Alan Zoutte (24); 22. Devin Kline (6); 23. Sawyer Phillips (19); 24. John Anderson (23);

305 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (12), 17.142; 2. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (4), 17.143; 3. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (18), 17.17; 4. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (19), 17.175; 5. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (8), 17.286; 6. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (11), 17.349; 7. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (9), 17.361; 8. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.383; 9. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (3), 17.443; 10. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (5), 17.486; 11. 36, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (17), 17.515; 12. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (2), 17.55; 13. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (6), 17.585; 14. 64, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (1), 17.624; 15. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (10), 17.633; 16. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (13), 17.643; 17. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.757; 18. 8R, Chase Rudolf, Norwalk, IA (15), 17.872; 19. 51, Corey Kautz, Estherville, IA (16), 17.944;
Heat 1, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Eric Bridger (6); 2. Tyler Glass (2); 3. Kelby Watt (3); 4. Kade Higday (5); 5. Rob Kubli (8); 6. Matthew Stelzer (7); 7. Christopher Scank (1); 8. Corey Kautz (10); 9. Mike Mayberry (4); 10. Jon Hughes (9);
Heat 2, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Chris Horton (2); 2. Brandon Worthington (1); 3. Chris Walraven (3); 4. Ryan Leavitt (5); 5. Joe Simbro (4); 6. Evan Epperson (8); 7. Casey Greubel (7); 8. Chase Rudolf (9); 9. Kevin Hetrick (6);
A main, 15 Laps, No Time: 1. Kelby Watt (2); 2. Tyler Glass (1); 3. Kade Higday (5); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Ryan Leavitt (4); 6. Chris Walraven (7); 7. Rob Kubli (11); 8. Evan Epperson (14); 9. Matthew Stelzer (13); 10. Chase Rudolf (16); 11. Chris Horton (3); 12. Casey Greubel (15); 13. Mike Mayberry (10); 14. Joe Simbro (8); 15. Jon Hughes (18); 16. Brandon Worthington (9); 17. Christopher Scank (12); 18. Corey Kautz (17);

 

 

Bauer's Win Establishes Sprint Points Lead at Mercer Raceway Park; Schaffer, McCandless, Marcucci, and Callahan also Score

(Mercer, PA July 15, 2017): Michael Bauer's third win of the season in the Precise Racing Products 410 Sprint Cars propelled him into a one-point lead over the defending Mercer Raceway Park Champion, Jack Sodeman, Jr. "We race to win, we don't race for the points, but it is defintely great to have a points battle with Jack (Sodeman, Jr.), I have the utmost respect for Jack, he was one of my heroes when I was in the 305 division, and he still is."

After celebrating a family reunion this afternoon, Jeff Schaffer, Sr., captured the feature win in the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds. Gregg McCandless scored his first of the season in the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints. Mark Marcucci registered a dominating victory in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. Tim Callahan had the nightcap well in hand for the Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks.

Bauer, of Clarion, had the front row, along with All Stars competitor Brandon Matus, of Wampum. Bauer got to turn one first, but it did not take long thereafter for Matus to snare the lead. Matus would go on to lead for the next five laps, before Bauer was able to make a move in lapped traffic to regain the lead.

"Brandon got by me there on the start, but in clean air we were about even," Bauer explained. "The track started to slicken off up top, and the bottom started to come in, and we got to lapped traffic and I got a lucky break to get around him." Bauer added, "when you start up front you don't want to let it get away from you."

Bauer began to stretch his advantage over Matus, while George Hobaugh, Jr., Rod George, Dan Kuriger, and Jack Sodeman, Jr. diced for positions.

Bauer had nearly a two second margin over Matus when Matus' machine suddenly stopped in turn four. Matus was able to pit and make repairs, rejoining the rear of the field for the final four laps.

Bauer led Hobaugh back to turn one on the restart, and they were followed by George, Kruiger, and Sodeman. In the final rounds, Sodeman got past Kuriger. At the checkers, it was Bauer, over Hobaugh, George, Sodeman, and Kuriger.

Gary Kreiss, Jr. and Jimmy Morris were sixth and seventh. Brandon Matus came back through the pack to get eighth. His father, fellow All Stars regular, Brent Matus was next. Eric L. Williams completed the top ten.

Twenty Precise Racing Products Sprints were on hand. The evening's fastest qualifier was Jack Sodeman, Jr., who toured the speedway in 13.962 seconds. The heat winners were Gary Kreiss, Jr., Rod George, and Jimmy Morris. There was no B Main.

Richard Whitney and Lonnie Riggs paced the field for the start of teh urn 4 Toilets 358 Modified go. Riggs jumped out to the early lead, with Jeff Schaffer, Sr., Whitney, J.R. McGinley, and Sid Unverzagt in tow.

Riggs set a strong pace for the first half of the contest. But, as happens all too often, Riggs slowed coming down the back stretch and he entered the pits on lap ten. That gave the lead over to Schaffer, Sr., who was pressed by McGinley and Unverzagt.

Schaffer and McGinley did have a scary moment on lap 11. While fighting for the lead, they came up on the slower car of Jerry Bowser in turn four. They both made contact with Bowser as the three raced off the corner. Al were able to keep their cars straight and moving forward, which was fortunate as the other racers were bearing down on them.

As the field was coming through turn four on lap 19, Jeff Schaffer, Jr. spun, delaying his father's trip to victory lane. McGinley was on the senior Schaffer's flank not once, but twice, for green-checkers racing. The second restart was brought about by a four-car tangle that sent the points leader, Jimmy Holden, to the pits on a hook.

Schaffer was able to hold the lead on each occasion, and he did get to the checkers on the third try. Following him across the line were McGinley and Fink, who ran the last lap side-by-side. Unverzagt was fourth, and Tommy Kristyak fifth.

Positions six through ten belonged to Whitney, Jason Sines, Tom Holden, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., and Kevin Green.

Sixteen Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds registered for the evening. Top qualifier was J.R. McGinley, at 16.916 seconds. Preliminaries belonged to Jimmy Holden and Kyle Fink. There was no B Main.

Gregg McCandless had the pole for the start of the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprint feature, with his former pilot, Andy Priest, on his side. McCandless got the lead and was pulling away from the rest of the racers when the action was stopped for the violent crash of Joe Sylvester in turn tree. Sylvester apparently rode up over the wheel of Joe Lockhart. Fortunately, neither driver was hurt in the melee.

McCandless resumed his lead and had a margin of almost 3.2 seconds at the finish. Cody Bova and Darin Gallagher both passed Mike Marano, II, in the waning laps. After Marano came Jeremy Kornbau, Mike Miller, Caitlin Chaffman, Ryan Kent, Jr., Nevan O'Donnell, and Priest.

Thirteen Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints competed, with Cody Bova the fastes in time trials. The heat victories were scored by Mike Marano, II, and Darin Gallagher. There was no B Main.

Mark Marcucci benefited from a head's up start for the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lite main event, which went non-stop. Marcucci had early competition from Curt Eckstrom, but that did not last for long. Instead, Eckstrom had to fend off the challenges of Shane Webb and Chris Logan as the race went on.

At the finish, it was Marcucci over Eckstrom, Webb, Logan, and Shayne Meadows. Joe Zambotti, Doug Jones, Bobby Springer, Jason Johnston, and Cody Dye had the next five positions.

Mark Marcucci also doubled up in the early action for the Rock Concrete Modified Lites, setting the fast time at 18.696 and winning his heat. The other heat winner was Kurt Eckstrom. There was no B Main for the fifteen car field.

Tim Callahan romped to a five-second victory in the Mini Stocks presented by Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking. The race went non-stop. Bill Fuchs did surrender the points lead to Callahan, despite racing home in second. Shane Shook chased Fuchs to the finish. Rick Feely was fourth, with Ed Haylett subbing for Tyler Fulton in fifth. Dillon Speer, J.R. Shaner, Mike Porterfield, Will Abbey, and Justin Bailey completed the top ten.

Tim Callahan and Bill Fuchs took the heat wins for the Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks.

Racing was halted during the Mini Stock heats for a fire in the Pit Concession Stand. The flames were knocked down, and nobody was injured.

Next week will be the Little Guys Nationals Preview. The Precise Racing Products 410 Sprints will have the night off, but there will be action aplenty for the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds, Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints, Rock COncrete Supply Modified Lites, Ray's Racing Collectibles/Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks, Micro Sprints, and Young Gun Junior Sprints. Then, on July 29, the track will have its full slate of Saturday Night Live! racing, plus bicycle racing for the children. The bike races will be presented by Turn 4 Toilet Rentals and Ray's Racing Collectibles.

Precise Racing Products 410 Sprint Cars: Micaheal Bauer, George Hobaugh, Jr., Rod George, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Dan Kuriger, Gary Kreiss, Jr., Jimmy Morris, Brandon Matus, Brent Matus, Eric L. Williams, Mike Miller, Clay Riney, Bryan Saulsbery, Zach Morrow, Paul Kish< John McCracken, Jr., Dennis Wagner. DNS: Davey Jones, Joe McEwen, Russ Sansosti.

Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds: Jeff Schaffer, Sr., J.R. McGinley, Kyle Fink, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Tommy Kristyak, Richard Whitney, Jason Sines, Tom Holden, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Kevin Green, Josh Deems, Jimmy Holden, Ryan Riffe, Ethan Siple, Jerry Bowser, Lonnie Riggs.

Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprint Cars: Gregg McCandless, Cody Bova, Darin Gallagher, Mike Marano, II, Jeremy Kornbau, Mike Miller, Caitlin Chaffman, Ryan Kent, Jr., Nevan O'Donnell, Andy Priest, Joe Lockhart, Joe Sylvester, George Englert.

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Mark Marcucci, Kurt Eckstrom, Shane Webb, Chris Logan, Shayne Meadows, Joe Zambotti, Doug Jones, Bobby Springer, Jason Johnston, Cody Dye, Dusty Frantz, Glenn Teeters, Ed Murdick, Bill Stivason, Larry Bevivino (DNS).

Ray's Racing Collectibles/Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks: Tim Callahan, Bill Fuchs, Shane Shook, Rick Feely, Ed Haylett, Dillon Speer, J.R. Shaner, Mike Porterfield, Will Abbey, Justin Bailey, John McCracken, Jr., Mike Gelhausen, Nick Steiger, William Haylett, Kyle Donnelly, Harold WInner (DNS),Isaac Paden (DNS).

 

 

Hickle Capitalizes on Opportunity to Earn Northwest Challenge Series Win at Electric City Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREAT FALLS, Mont. (July 15, 2017) - J.J. Hickle used a late-race pass to score his first career Northwest Challenge Series feature victory on Friday at Electric City Speedway.

Hickle got the call to fill in for championship points leader Travis Rilat in Richard Saumure's No. 39c and he made the most of the opportunity by maneuvering from sixth to claim the win.

Hickle passed polesitter Sean MacDonell for the top spot on Lap 15 only to see a caution erase the move. However, Hickle regrouped and several laps later made the race-winning pass. Bill Boyce, who started seventh, passed MacDonell in the closing laps to earn the runner-up result. MacDonell rounded out the podium with Trever Kirkland placing fourth and Kelly Miller fifth.

MacDonell and Hickle were the heat race winners.

The Northwest Challenge Series, which was created under the banners of the NSA Series, which is based in Montana and has roots in Western Canada, and the Washington-state based Summer Thunder Sprint Series, returns to action on Saturday at BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $14 for seniors, military members and students ages 12-years-old to 17-years-old. Admission is free for children ages 11 and younger. Pit passes are $30 per person.

NSA SERIES RACE REPORT: Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on July 14, 2017 -

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 39C-J.J. Hickle (6); 2. 1-Bill Boyce (7); 3. 9-Sean MacDonell (1); 4. 37-Trever Kirkland (5); 5. 2JR-Kelly Miller (10); 6. 16-David Miller (8); 7. 14-Rob Orgar (14); 8. 38B-Brian Brown (9); 9. 57C-Chris Schmelzle (4); 10. 31-Shane Moore (13); 11. (DNF) 35M-Cody Masse (3); 12. (DNF) 2-Kyle Evans (11); 13. (DNF) 12A-Casey Adams (2); 14. (DNF) 00-Roger Cummings (12).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 9-Sean MacDonell (1); 2. 12A-Casey Adams (5); 3. 1-Bill Boyce (3); 4. 16-David Miller (4); 5. 2-Kyle Evans (6); 6. 2JR-Kelly Miller (7); 7. 14-Rob Orgar (2).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 39C-J.J. Hickle (4); 2. 35M-Cody Masse (2); 3. 37-Trever Kirkland (6); 4. 57C-Chris Schmelzle (7); 5. 38B-Brian Brown (5); 6. 00-Roger Cummings (1); 7. 31-Shane Moore (3).

2017 FEATURE WINNERS -

Travis Rilat - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20 and BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on June 17); Casey Adams - 1 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 19) and J.J. Hickle - 1 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on July 14)

UP NEXT -

Saturday at BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., with the Northwest Challenge Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSASeries

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

NORTH-AMERICAN SPEED ASSOCIATION -

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

TRACKS -

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Friday Night Results from the 61ST Annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals!

Hutchinson, Kansas – July 21, 2017 - Night one of the 61st annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Hutchinson Grand Nationals presented by Midwest Super Store is in the books as the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson hosted Friday night action atop the famed half-mile oval. He Thumper and Street Stock divisions competed in a full program while the AAAA/Rookie/IMCA modifieds as well as the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint, modified and late model divisions all competed in dual heat races to set up last chance and championship feature lineups.

In the Thumper division, former 2002 and 2009 Hutchinson Grand Nationals champion Scott Miller started fourth and would go on to claim his third-career championship over a fourteen-car field and in front of the hometown crowd.

Another Miller, this one Scott, claimed his first-career Hutchinson Grand Nationals championship in street stock action over a nine-car field.

The three heat races for the twenty-five car AAA/Rookie/IMCA modified divisions competed in just one set of heat races with Brandon Stoner, Harley Perry and Kevin Newell picking up the victories.

The first set of heat races for the twelve-car field in the NCRA sprint division were won by Danny Jennings and Jon Freeman while Jeff Stasa and Jennings claimed the second set of heat races.

In NCRA late model action, Daniel Smith and Dusty Leonard picked up victories in the first set of heat races while Delbert Smith and Chris Kratzer scored second set of heat race victories.

And finally, in the first set of heat races for the thirty-five-car field in the NCRA Modified division were won by Kyle Schmidt, Darren Moses, Scott Green and Tanner Mullens while Schmidt, Josh Lanterman, Mullens and Jon Herring, Jr. claimed the second set of heat race victories.

The 61st annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Hutchinson Grand Nationals presented by Midwest Super Store will conclude tonight (Saturday) with last-chance features in the NCRA modified division and championship features for the AAA/Rookie/IMCA modified, NCRA sprint, NCRA late model and NCRA modifieds. Gates will open at 5:00 PM with race time slated for a 7:00 PM start time.

61st Annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals

Kansas State Fairgrounds/Hutchinson, Kansas

Thumpers (14 Cars)

1st Heat: 1) 4X-Cameron Whitford, [2]; 2) 703-J.D. Choate, [7]; 3) 23M-Mike Traskowsky, [3]; 4) 55X-Mike Burian, [4]; 5) 55-Shawn Allen Jr, [8]; 6) 17-Dalton Chambers, [5]; 7) 94A-Aaron Porter, [1]; 8) 97-Jeremie Myers, [6]

2nd Heat: 1) 1-Scott Miller, [1]; 2) 48-Craig Miller, [4]; 3) 96-Shaun Buckley, [3]; 4) 23F-Fred Traskowsky, [6]; 5) 442-Daron Stevenson, [2]; 6.) 4R-Ryan Quiring, [5]

A Feature: 1) 1-Scott Miller, [4]; 2) 23F-Fred Traskowsky, [5]; 3) 4X-Cameron Whitford, [2]; 4) 96-Shaun Buckley, [8]; 5) 703-J.D Choate, [1]; 6) 48-Craig Miller, [3]; 7) 55-Shawn Allen Jr, [6]; 8) 17-Dalton Chambers, [11]; 9) 23M-Mike Traskowsky, [7]; 10) 442-Daron Stevenson, [10]; 11) 55X-Mike Burian, [9]; 12) 97-Jeremie Myers, [14]; 13) 94A-Aaron Porter, [13]; (DNS) 14R-Ryan Quiring

Street Stocks (9 Cars)

1st Heat: 1) 24B-David Blocher, [1]; 2) 0-Jerrod Reimer, [2]; 3) 57-Andy McElfresh, [4]; 4) 4-Todd Woodruff, [3]; 5) M111-Tommy Miller, [7]; 6) 4M-Rick Dunsworth, [9]; 7) 09B-Kyle Blocher, [5]; 8) 46-Coby Lamb, [8]; 9) 311-Adam Schrag, [6]

A Feature: 1) M111-Tommy Miller, [4]; 2) 24B-David Blocher, [1]; 3) 57-Andy McElfresh, [3]; 4) 4-Todd Woodruff, [6]; 5) 4M-Rick Dunsworth, [5]; 6) 46-Coby Lamb, [8]; 7) 0-Jerrod Reimer, [2]; (DNS) 09B-Kyle Blocher, ; (DNS) 311-Adam Schrag

AAA/Rookie/IMCA modifieds (25 Cars) 1st Heat: 1) 44-Braden Stoner, [8]; 2) 78B-Blake Moler, [2]; 3) 164-James Weve, [4]; 4) 29-Dustin Choate, [5]; 5) 29J-Jeff Oelkers, [9]; 6) 36Rick McReynolds, [1]; 7) 2K-Kendall Kemp, [3]; 8) 23A-Aaron Rayl, [6]; 9) 11-Erick Chesterman, [7]

2nd Heat: 1) M5-Harley Peery, [1]; 2) 06-Andrew Wallace, [4]; 3) 211-Thomas Andsager, [6]; 4) 7N-William Nusser, [7]; 5) 0K-Kevin Kemp, [8]; 6) 020-Fred Freeman, [3]; 7) MC2-Clint McFadden, [5]; 8) 54-Jim Roney, [2]

3rd Heat: 1) 22K-Kevin Newell, [6]; 2) 316-Spencer Walker, [3]; 3) 429-Shelby Stucky, [5]; 4) 84-Gary Kilbourn, [7]; 5) 16-Vickie Leatherman, [2]; 6) 05-Robert Martinez, [8]; 7) 29B-Briar Oelkers, [1]; 8) 70-Don Morris, [4]

NCRA Sprints (12 Cars)

1st Set Heat Races

1st Heat: 1) 1J-Danny Jennings, [4]; 2) 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [2]; 3) 98-J.D. Johnson, [1]; 4) 85-Forrest Sutherland, [6]; 5) 7-Michelle Decker, [3]; 6) 1X-Don Droud Jr, [5]

2nd Heat: 1) 81-Jon Freeman, [4]; 2) 72-Ray Seeman, [1]; 3) 91-Jeff Stasa, [3]; 4) 26M-Fred Mattox, [5]; 5) 20G-Jake Greider, [2]; 6) 50Randy Woodside, [6]

2nd Set Heat Races 1st Heat: 1) Jeff Stasa, 2) Danny Jennings, 3) Jon Freeman, 4) Ray Seeman, DNS) Jake Greider, Randy Woodside

2nd Heat: 1) Danny Jennings, 2) Jeremy Campbell, 3) J.D. Johnson, 4) Fred Mattox, 5) Michelle Decker, 6) Forrest Southerland

NCRA Late Models (14 Cars)

1st Set Heat Races

1st Heat: 1) 92S-Daniel Smith, [1]; 2) 60-Kip Hughes, [2]; 3) D6-Rob Day, [4]; 4) L99-Loren Dauer, [3]; 5) 104-Adam Popp, [5]; 6) 7C-Jimmy Segraves, [7]; 7) 03-Jeremy Bishop, [6]

2nd Heat: 1) 7D-Dusty Leonard, [1]; 2) 55-Chris Kratzer, [4]; 3) 199-Brandon Givens, [3]; 4) 229-Damian Patocka, [2]; 5) 77-Jeremy Petty, [5]; 6) 92-Delbert Smith, [6]; 7) B1-Dustin Bolster, [7]

2nd Set Heat Races

1st Heat 1) Chris Kratzer, 2) Daniel Smith, 3) Brandon Givens, 4) Dusty Leonard, 5) Damian Patocka, 6) Jeremy Petty, 7) Dustin Bolster

2nd Heat: 1) Delbert Smith, 2) Rob Day, 3) Kip Hughes, 4) Loren Dauer, 5) Jeremy Bishop, 6) Adam Popp, 7) Jimmy Segraves

NCRA Modifieds (35 Cars)

1st Set Heat Races

1st Heat 1) 1-Kyle Schmidt, [1]; 2) 5*-Jason McGehee, [2]; 3) 4-Dan Powers, [4]; 4) 52-Ryan McAninch, [8]; 5) 65-Tyler Davis, [5]; 6) 25CJohnny Cammon, [3]; 7) 29-Marlin Farr, [9]; 8) 52C-Alex Cammon, [7]; (DNS) 99T-T.J. Tolan,

2nd Heat: 1) 42-Darren Moses, [1]; 2) 15-Andy Wilkinson, [6]; 3) 93B-Brandon Massey, [2]; 4) 191-Travis Govern, [4]; 5) 23S-Heath Myers, [5]; 6) 69-Cecil Dymond, [8]; 7) 24-Corey Lagroon, [9]; 8) 0-Kyle Rohleder, [7]; 9) 96JR-Jon Herring, [3]

3rd Heat: 1) 25-Scott Green, [3]; 2) 3J-Jake Nightingale, [2]; 3) 2KX-Darrick Klima, [6]; 4) 25X-Tommy Carter, [1]; 5) 747C-Cuyler Calkin, [4]; 6) 11B-Bill Siemers, [9]; 7) 5-Johnny Whitmore, [8]; 8) 1M-Cody Gearhart, [5]; 9) 134-Alan Blevins, [7]

4th Heat: 1) 02-Tanner Mullens, [3]; 2) 91-Ross Shipman, [1]; 3) 9-Cole Traugott, [6]; 4) 4A-Josh Lanterman, [5]; 5) 21C-Cody Schniepp, [4]; 6) 01X-Beau Davis, [7]; 7) K9-Kyler Kemp, [2]; 8) 21B-Bryce Schniepp, [8]

2nd Set Heat Races

1st Heat: 1) Kyle Schmidt, 2) Cody Gearhart, 3) Travis Govern, 4) Beau Davis, 5) Heath Myers, 6) Darrick Klima, 7) Tommy Carter, 8) Ross Shipman, 9) Corey Lagroon

2nd Heat: 1) Josh Lanterman, 2) Kyle Rohleder, 3) Ryan McAninch, 4) Marlin Farr, 5) Alex Cummins, 6) Johnny Cammon, 7) Tyler Davis, 8) Bruce Scniepp, 9) Jake Nightingale

3rd Heat: 1) Tanner Mullens, 2) Dan Powers, 3) Andrew Wilkinson, 4) Darren Moses, 5) Cecil Dymond, 6) Jason McGehee, 7) Kyler Kemp, 8) Bill Siemers, DNS) T.J. Tolan

4th Heat: 1) Jon Herring, Jr., 2) Cole Traugott, 3) Johnny Whitmore, 4) Scott Green, 5) Cody Schniepp, 6) Brandon Massey, 7) Alan Blevins, DNS) Cyler Culkin

 

 

Jade Hastings Records First Career River Cities Win!

By Mike Spieker

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (July 14, 2017) – Jade Hastings claimed his first career win at River Cities Speedway Friday night as he topped a stout field of 26 Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints. Hastings took the lead on lap eight and held off the field restart after restart to park his No. 8H machine in RydellCars.com Victory Lane.

“Oh man, I won my first race two weeks ago and I thought that was the best thing ever, but I was way wrong. Tonight is way better,” said the 19-year-old Grand Forks driver.

Jordan Graham and Austin Pierce led the field to the Valley Sunrise flagstand at the drop of the green flag. Pierce used the cushion to drive around Graham for the lead on the opening lap as Thomas Kennedy followed Pierce into second.

A caution on lap four set up a restart, where Kennedy battled Pierce for the lead. As they charged into turn three, something broke on Kennedy’s machine, which sent him spinning to a stop. Kennedy was not able to continue and was done for the night.

As the race resumed, Pierce cruised out to the lead and opened up a comfortable advantage. Pierce encountered lapped traffic in a matter of laps as he set a blistering pace around the three-tenths mile dirt oval.

On lap eight, Pierce made contact with a lapped car, which spun him around in turn four, bringing out the yellow. Pierce was forced to restart in 22nd, but he wouldn’t stay back there long.

Hastings inherited the lead on the restart, while Wade Nygaard and Bob Martin fought for second.

A restart with 10 to go resulted in a three car pile that collected Casey Mack, Mitch Mack, and Trent Stengl. Only Stengl was able to continue. He was able to rebound for a 13th place finish.

One last caution flew with two laps to go, which put Nygaard right on the tail tank of Hastings.

“I needed that last caution. I was getting pretty tired in the car,” continued Hastings. “Plus it helped to burn off some more fuel to make the car a little lighter. I saw Wade peak his nose under me. He’s my boss so I know he was trying to make me scared a little.”

Hastings was able to fend off the nine-time and defending NOSA champion in the final laps to claim the coveted victory.

 

 

Jason Solwold Captures Round #5 Of Speedweek Northwest; Second Of His Career

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy Of Dirt Oval TV) Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway would be the next location of the 2017 Speedweek Northwest series on Friday, July 14th. The historic ¼-mile clay oval would host the fifth race of the series and the first of two consecutive nights to close out the week. Twenty-two cars were on hand representing the American states of Oregon, Washington, and California as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia, the Canterbury region of New Zealand, and the Australian state of Western Australia.

Burlington, Washington’s Jason Solwold would get to the front of the field once racing commenced. The Mike Anderson and Monica Baca owned entry, piloted by Solwold, would set a torrid pace and just as lapped traffic came into the picture a caution flag would come out. The fifth and final stoppage would occur on lap seventeen and the rest of the race would go green after that.

Solwold would maintain the race lead for the remainder of the race and never quite was fully challenged. When the checkered flag dropped it would be Jason finishing in front of the rest of the field. It marked the first Speedweek Northwest race he has won since June 9th, 1998, when it was known at that time as Riverside Speedway, the very first year Speedweek Northwest took place.

Roger Crockett, of Medford and in the Roger Henderson machine, was second followed by Steven Tiner, from Visalia, California, in third. The rest of the top five would be made up of Clarksburg, California’s Justyn Cox getting fourth and fifth finishing Cam Smith out of Mill Creek, Washington.

Jason Solwold was fast time of the night in qualifications. Heat race winners were Michael Keen, from Bunbury, Western Australia and racing for Jim and Anette Van Lare, Grants Pass pilot Jared Ridge, and the Doug and Kathy Rutz entry chauffeured by Austen Wheatley, of Lake Stevens, Washington. Solwold would win the evening’s trophy dash to earn him in the inside pole starting position.

Speedweek Northwest concludes on Saturday, July 15th for the sixth and final leg. Be sure and visit sprints.nwextremeseries.com for the latest stories regarding the tour. Also, check out Speed Shift TV where you can watch every single lap of the action.

Race Results: Speedweek Northwest Race #5 Friday, July 14th, 2017 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 18J-Jason Solwold, ; 2. 7N-Roger Crockett, ; 3. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 5. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith, ; 6. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 7. 12-Jared Ridge, ; 8. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 9. 5N-Seth Nunes, ; 10. 16AUS-Daniel Keen, ; 11. 18T-Tyler Seavey, ; 12. Z7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 13. 7-Tyler Thompson, ; 14. 5V-Michael Keen, ; 15. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 16. 4D-Cooper Desbiens, ; 17. 12J-John Clark, ; 18. 69NZ-Jamie Duff, ; 19. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, ; 20. 33T-Nate Morelock, ; 21. 8R-Austen Wheatley, ; 22. 5B-Brian Boswell,

Dash: 1. 18J-Jason Solwold, ; 2. 8R-Austen Wheatley, ; 3. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 4. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith, ; 5. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, ; 6. 5V-Michael Keen,

Heat 1: 1. 5V-Michael Keen, ; 2. 16AUS-Daniel Keen, ; 3. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 4. 18J-Jason Solwold, ; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 6. Z7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 7. 5N-Seth Nunes, ; 8. 4D-Cooper Desbiens,

Heat 2: 1. 8R-Austen Wheatley, ; 2. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith, ; 3. 5B-Brian Boswell, ; 4. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, ; 5. 7N-Roger Crockett, ; 6. 69NZ-Jamie Duff, ; 7. 12J-John Clark,

Heat 3: 1. 12-Jared Ridge, ; 2. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 3. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 4. 7-Tyler Thompson, ; 5. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 6. 18T-Tyler Seavey, ; 7. 33T-Nate Morelock,

Qualifying: 1. 18J-Jason Solwold, ; 2. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, ; 3. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 5. 7N-Roger Crockett, ; 6. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 7. Z7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 8. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith, ; 9. 18T-Tyler Seavey, ; 10. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 11. 8R-Austen Wheatley, ; 12. 7-Tyler Thompson, ; 13. 5V-Michael Keen, ; 14. 69NZ-Jamie Duff, ; 15. 12-Jared Ridge, ; 16. 16AUS-Daniel Keen, ; 17. 5B-Brian Boswell, ; 18. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 19. 5N-Seth Nunes, ; 20. 12J-John Clark, ; 21. 33T-Nate Morelock, ; 22. 4D-Cooper Desbiens

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP
 

PAW PAW, MI (July 15, 2017) – Chad Blonde picked up his fourth Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP feature win of 2017 Friday night. It was his second King Engine Bearings King of Michigan series win at Hartford Motor Speedway and gives him a commanding lead in the KoM points.

Shawn Valenti took the lead over pole-sitter Linden Jones at the start of the feature from the outside front row before Mark Aldrich took over second.  Then leading SOD sprint car rookie Andrew Scheid climbed the wall in turn three as the leaders completed lap one; with his car staying upright, Scheid slid along the top of the wall before dropping off the back of the wall and coming to a stop with what appeared to be nothing more than two bent front radius rods.  Before another lap could be completed, Robert Huisken and D. J. Lamance tangled in turn three with Huisken flipping hard.  Both drivers were okay, but their cars sustained heavy damage.

Back under green, Valenti held a small lead over Aldrich until Ryan Ruhl took over second on lap 5, and a lap later, Blonde moved into third from his seventh starting spot.  Blonde took second place on lap 7, then a caution for Austin Nemire’s shredded left rear tire on lap ten gave the leaders a clear track.  A crowd-pleasing battle followed, as Blonde pulled alongside Valenti twice, but Valenti found his groove and began opening up his lead.  However, the leaders got into traffic again on lap fifteen.  Valenti struggled with lapped cars and on lap 19, Blonde took the lead and drove away.  Ryan Ruhl charged into second on lap twenty-one as Valenti continued to have trouble in heavy traffic.  Blonde then cruised to a fifteen car-length over Ruhl and Valenti.

26 cars were on hand for the second of four King Engine Bearings King of Michigan races at Hartford Motor Speedway

Qualifying - Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition Fast Masters (fast qualifiers) $50 each

Group

Time

#

Driver

Engler Machine & Tool Heat

15.139

0

Steve Irwin

COMP Cams Heat

14.652

7

Shawn Valenti

RockAuto.com Heat

14.864

5b

Chad Blonde

Heat Races – Winners $100 each

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

1a

Mark Aldrich

 

2

0

Steve Irwin

Kistler Racing Products

3

19J

Linden Jones

Racing Optics

4

20A

Andy Chehowski

 

5

18

D. J. Lamance

 

6

47

Robert Bulloch

 

DNF

71H

Ryan Grubaugh

 

DNF

27B

Boston Mead

 

DNS

8

Justin Ward

 

 

COMP Cams Heat #2

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

7

Shawn Valenti

 

2

49t

Gregg Dalman

Allstar Performance

3

71

Ryan Ruhl

Racing Optics

4

2+

Brian Smith

 

5

77z

Zane Devault

 

6

46

Robert Huisken

 

7

10J

Chris Jones

 

DNS

11

Trey Smith

 

DNS

12

Chris Gurley

 

 

RockAuto.com Heat #3

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

5b

Chad Blonde

 

2

41

Thomas Schinderle

Kistler Racing Products

3

77

Andrew Scheid

Racing Optics

4

16

Austin Nemire

 

5

6

Tyler Bearden

 

6

70

Eli Lakin

 

7

89

Chris Pobanz

 

8

19

Brett Mann

 

Feature

 

#

Driver

Start

Contingencies

1

5b

Chad Blonde

7

Rod End Supply

2

71

Ryan Ruhl

8

Rod End Supply

3

7

Shawn Valenti

2

Rod End Supply

4

49t

Gregg Dalman

3

Schoenfeld Headers

5

0

Steve Irwin

5

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

41

Thomas Schinderle

9

 

7

2+

Brian Smith

11

Allstar Performance

8

77z

Zane Devault

14

 

9

1a

Mark Aldrich

4

King Racing Products

10

20A

Andy Chehowski

10

 

11

27B

Boston Mead

19

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

12

19J

Linden Jones

1

 

13

10J

Chris Jones

18

 

14

6

Tyler Bearden

15

 

15

47

Robert Bulloch

16

 

16

12

Chris Gurley

20

 

17

16

Austin Nemire

12

 

18

18

D. J. Lamance

13

 

19

46

Robert Huisken

17

 

20

70

Eli Lakin

21

 

21

77

Andrew Scheid

6

 

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Boston Mead (+8)

BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Shawn Valenti

DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – Chris Jones

Perfit Corporation Lucky Dog – Eli Lakin

For more information about Engine Pro go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  The full 2017 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, current news, and other information are available at www.sprintsondirt.com.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Season Sportsman & Crew Chief Sponsor).  In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

 

Ryan declared winner of FAST 305 feature at Limaland

LIMA, Ohio – Mother Nature finally cooperated for the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro Friday, July 14 as 24 race teams signed in to tackle the high banks of Limaland Motorsports Park. And while John Ivy took the checkered flag in the 25 lap feature event, a post race inspection was halted by the owners of his race team, and thus Castalia, Ohio’s Jordan Ryan earned the victory.

“We teched eight cars at a neutral track after several race teams had indicted they wanted inspection conducted. One car was deemed in violation of the engine rules prior to competition. John Ivy’s car was given a preliminary inspection and upon winning the race we inspected the winner, the fifth place finisher and the 15th place finisher. During the post-race inspection we received indicators of something out of the norm and wanted to proceed to do more procedures when the race team stopped the process. So the 77i was disqualified. Jordan Ryan’s car passed post-race inspection and he was declared the winner,” said Rich Farmer, FAST President.

“I want to thank all the teams and fans who came out to support the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series. I hope the teams are grateful to see the rules need to be followed by all,” added Farmer.

The feature got off to a bad start as 14th starter Landon LaLonde took a tumble on the opening lap, collecting Luke Daugherty. LaLonde was shaken up a little, but was other wise uninjured. On the second attempt to start the feature front row starters Caleb Griffith and Nate Dussel got together with Dussel suffering front end damage. Fifth starter Steve Rando was in the wrong place at the wrong time and made contact with Dussel and tipped over.

The third try at a green was a success and the feature would run 25 uninterrupted laps. Griffith led the first lap with Ricky Peterson taking command by a nose on lap two. Griffith utilized the bottom groove to retake the point on lap three and pulled away slightly. Peterson was locked in a great battle with Ryan for second with Kyle Capodice, Tyler Street and Ivy battling for fourth. As Griffith caught the rear of the field at the half-way point Peterson began to close.

Peterson used a lapped machine to take the lead on lap 14 as Griffith’s right rear tire began to lose air; he would pull into the infield two laps later. With nine laps remaining the battle of front was fierce involving Peterson, Ryan, Ivy, Capodice and Paul Weaver. Ivy used the bottom to perfection to grab the lead on lap 18. As Ivy began to pull away the race for second was exciting with Peterson, Ryan and Weaver slicing through traffic and trading the runner-up position lap after lap.

As Ivy drove to the checkers, Ryan nosed under Weaver to finish second with Capodice and Peterson rounding out the top five.

Following the post-race inspection and Ivy’s disqualification, the $1,000 top prize was awarded to Ryan, his first win of 2017.

The JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will be back in action in a double-header weekend, Friday, July 28 at Attica Raceway Park and Saturday, July 29 at Fremont Speedway.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2017 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2017 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2017 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Darmofal Racing, Weld Racing Wheels and Pub 400

Limaland Motorsports Park

Friday, July 14, 2017

JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series

Starting position [*]

Heat 1 (8 laps, top 4 redraw)

1. 4*-Tyler Street [1]; 2. 77i-John Ivy [4]; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice [2]; 4. 19R-Steve Rando [6]; 5. 8-Bobby Clark [8]; 6. 20i-Kelsey Ivy [7]; 7. 36-Seth Schneider [3[; 8. 14-Luke Daugherty [5]

Heat 2 (8 laps, top 4 redraw)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson [4]; 2. 25-Jason Keckler [2]; 3. 66D-Chase Dunham [1]; 4. 11G-Caleb Griffith [8]; 5. 2L-Landon LaLonde [3]; 6. 47-Matt Lucius [6]; 7. 94k-Kevin Mingus [5]; 8. 5jr-Jimmy McGrath [7]

Heat 3 (8 laps, top 4 redraw)

1. 1-Nate Dussel [3]; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke [6]; 3. 11x-Jordan Ryan [7]; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver [4]; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall [1]; 6. 11xe-George Englert [2]; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms [5]

A-Main (25 laps)

1. 11x-Jordan Ryan [9]; 2. 1w-Paul Weaver [12]; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice [6]; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson [4]; 5. 4*-Tyler Street [7]; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke [11]; 7. 8-Bobby Clark [13]; 8. 36-Seth Schneider [19]; 9. 25-Jason Keckler [3]; 10. 9R-Dustin Rall [15]; 11. 47-Matt Lucius [17]; 12. 11xe-George Englert [18]; 13. 66D-Chase Dunham [8]; 14. 20i-Kelsey Ivy [16]; 15. 94k-Kevin Mingus [20]; 16. 5jr.-Jimmy McGrath [23]; 17. 75-Jerry Dahms [21]; 18. 11g-Caleb Griffith [1]; 19. 1-Nate Dussel [2]; 20. 19r-Steve Rando [5]; 21. 2L-Landon LaLonde [14]; 22. 14-Luke Daugherty [22];

 

 

Wood Freedom Forty Lap Sprint Series of Oklahoma Victor!

Meeker, Oklahoma – July 14, 2017 - Joe Wood, Jr. survived a mid-race battle with Jake Martens and worked lapped traffic to perfection in the latter portion of the race to claim the “Freedom 40” Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products feature finale Friday night at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma.

Sheldon Barksdale and Martens started on the front row for the forty-lap feature and after the initial start went yellow when Justin Fisk and Gary Owens tangled in turn two.

Barksdale would take the lead on the complete restart with Martens, Josh Toho, Loyd Clevenger and Steven Shebester the top five after the first lap was complete. Lap two the caution would wave once more for a Brandon Anderson spin on the front stretch.

Once race action resumed, Barksdale found the bottom of the track to his liking while Martens was working the top side of the quarter-mile, red-clay oval and would open a five-car length advantage.

By lap eight Martens, aboard the Myers Racing Engines powered Eagle Chassis, would close to within one car length of the leader and would drive around Barksdale coming out of turn four to take the lead one lap later.

With ten laps in the books the running order was Martens, followed by Barksdale, Shebester, eighth starting Andy Shouse and Wood as the field would encounter slower cars two laps later. It was at this time Wood had his Myers Racing Engines powered Triple X chassis working good as he passed Shebester for third on lap twelve and disposed of Barksdale for the runner-up position one lap later.

The leaders continued working their way through slower cars and by the races midway point, Wood began to pressure Martens for the lead. Exiting turn four at the races midway point saw Wood get a strong run around Martens and would take the lead. The Martens Machine Shop/Erwin and Winnie Bartel/Blake and Robin Stocking/Randell and LaVonda White sponsored #48 sprinter would retake the lead on lap twenty-two from Wood before the caution would wave for Mike Scott’s spin in turn two.

One lap was completed before the night’s final caution fell when Clevenger came to a stop at the top of turns one and two.

The running order on the final restart was Martens, followed by Wood, Shouse, Shebester and thirteenth starting Blake Dacus as Martens would open a five-car length lead with fifteen laps to go. Two laps later Wood began making his move as the Wood family owned, Young Tool/Mud-X/Danny Holloway/Southwest AC Electric/Outlaw Wings sponsored #03 got a run coming out of turn four to take the lead on lap twenty-seven.

Not even encountering slower cars on lap thirty-two could slow his pace as he would go on to claim the half-stretch $1000 victory, his second on the season and third career with the series. Martens held off Shouse for the runner-up position while rookie Shebester had his best performance of the season, bringing the Pete Haskins owned, Boyds Racing powered GF1 chassis home fourth. Dacus’s strong run ended with a fifth-place finish.

The four, eight lap heat races for the twenty-four-car field were won by Clevenger, Barksdale, Wood and Owens while Scott claimed the twelve-lap “B” feature.

Officials with the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products would like to thank the following for contributing to the purse for this event: Tim Young at Young Tool and Equipment; Paul Martens and Martens Machine Shop in Fairview; Bishop Racing Components; Victory Motorsports and Messmer Racing LLC.

Don’t forget our regular race contingency partners Smiley’s Racing Products; Keizer Wheels; Saldana Racing Products; Pyrotech Fuel Cells; Competition Suspension and partners Danny Holloway, Bishop Racing Components, Martens Machine Shop, Outlaw Wings and Messmer Racing LLC.

Next up for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Product will be this coming Saturday night, July 22, at Elk City Speedway in Elk City, Oklahoma for their second and final appearance of the season.

Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Red Dirt Raceway/Meeker, Oklahoma

July 21, 2017

27 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Loyd Clevenger, 2) Andy Shouse, 3) Steven Shebester, 4) Noah Glass, 5) Cody Jarvis, 6) Brandon Anderson, 7) Cody Cole

2nd Heat: 1) Sheldon Barksdale, 2) Tristan Oakes, 3) Josh Toho, 4) Blake Dacus, 5) Jerry Jumper, 6) Dillon Laden, 7) Chase Smith

3rd Heat: 1) Joe Wood, Jr., 2) Blake Scott, 3) Justin Fisk, 4) Tanner Conn, 5) Chris Kelly, 6) Warren Fields, 7) Stan Constant

4th Heat: 1) Gary Owens, 2) Jake Martens, 3) Chad Koch, 4) Michael Gossman, 5) Shayla Waddell, 6) Mike Scott

B Feature: 1) Mike Scott, 2) Brandon Anderson, 3) Dillon Laden, 4) Warren Fields, 5) Jerry Jumper, 6) Cody Jarvis, 7) Cody Cole, 8) Shayla Waddell, 9) Stan Constant, 9) Noah Glass, 10) Chase Smith

A Feature: 1) Joe Wood Jr., 2) Jake Martens, 3) Andy Shouse, 4) Steven Shebester, 5) Blake Dacus, 6) Sheldon Barksdale, 7) Gary Owens, 8) Tristan Oakes, 9) Chris Kelly, 10) Chas Koch, 11) Dillon Laden, 12) Loyd Clevenger, 13) Michael Gossman, 14) Justin Fisk, 15) Warren Fields, 16) Blake Scott, 17) Josh Toho, 18) Mike Scott, 19) Tanner Conn, 20) Blake Anderson

Lap Leaders: Sheldon Barksdale 1-9; Martens 10-19, 22-26; Wood 20-21, 26-40

 

Thorson Claims Opening Night of Inaugural Thunder in the Valley

Grain Valley, MO - Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nevada charged from a seventh place starting position, battling Andrew Felker and Zach Daum for the win, to claim his 15th career victory with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League in the opening night of the Inaugural Thunder in the Valley. The Thunder in the Valley featured both the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League and the POWRi Lucas Oil Allstar Midget League, alongside the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Thorson's Thunder in the Valley win is his third of 2017.
Starting on the front row, Zach Daum and Grady Chandler led the field to green after misfortune struck the original pole sitter, Ace McCarthy, forcing an early ending to his night before it had even begun. Ryan Robinson was set to start outside the front row, but gremlins sent him to the work area during the parade lap and he started at the tail of the field. At the drop of the green flag, Grady Chandler took the early advantage over Zach Daum. However, on lap three off turn four, Zach Daum overtook Chandler for the lead with Andrew Felker in tow.

By lap nine, Valley Speedway saw a new leader with Felker in charge as he ripped past Daum in the middle off turn four. The action slowed for a caution on lap 11 for Terry Babb and Holly Shelton off turn two, allowing the field to bunch back up. Lined back up, Felker led Daum, Thorson, and Bayston to green.

By lap 16, Thorson had moved into the second position past Daum and looked to set his sights on Felker for the lead. With 21 laps in the books, Thorson over took Felker, rolling the bottom off turn four and sneaking into the lead. As the lap wound down, Thorson led Daum and Felker to the line. Spencer Bayston took fourth, while Tucker Klaasmeyer rounded out the top five.

"There's something about this track that I really take to and a lot of it probably comes from go-karts and being patient on the bottom," stated Tanner Thorson. "These guys gave me a brand new car. I was getting worried that I couldn't really win anything and these guys busted out a new car for me and it definitely worked. Big Al puts a super tune up on the thing every time I'm out there and I'm really happy to be here."

"With about three to go there, I was fourth," commented Zach Daum. "I got stuck on the bottom and the bottom went away. I was just too tight the whole race. We'll work on it and free it up for tomorrow. I got beat there and I just thought it was going to slick off there and tightened it up a little bit too much and I should have just left it alone and not second guess myself too much. Second's not terrible, but it's not great either. We'll work on it and get it ready for tomorrow."

"Third sucks after getting to the lead," said Andrew Felker. "I knew we were really good in one and two and probably need to tighten it up in three and four, but we were good enough in one and two to not make any changes and it bit us. Tanner kind of slowed rolled us down in three and four. But it's good to be back on the front stretch. I can't thank AJ enough after we junked a couple of cars and struggled a bit. His engines are putting out some power. Everybody keeps talking that you have to have a Toyota, but AJ's building some power with both the Fontana and the Esslinger. I've got to thank BOSS Chassis for still believing in me. We've got a good combination going."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 98 - CLINTON BOYLES, Heat 2: 67 - TANNER THORSON, Heat 3: 28 -ACE MCCARTHY, Heat 4: 37 - ANDREW FELKER, Heat 5: 00 - GRADY CHANDLER

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 37X - TERRY BABB, 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 67 - TANNER THORSON

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - TANNER THORSON 2. 5D - ZACH DAUM 3. 37 - ANDREW FELKER 4. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 5. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 6. 44 - WESLEY SMITH 7. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 8. 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER 9. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 10. 9 - MATT MOORE 11. 97K - JODIE ROBINSON 12. 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY 13. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 14. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 15. 27Z - ZANE HENDRICKS 16. 28K - KORY SCHUDY 17. 77W - JOEY WIRTH 18. 321 - CHAD WINFREY 19. 3 - DUSTIN GILBERT 20. 00 - GRADY CHANDLER 21. 7JR - JD BLACK 22. 98 - CLINTON BOYLES 23. 37X - TERRY BABB 24. 28 -ACE MCCARTHY 25. 08 - CANNON MICINTOSH

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

 

 

Kaeding, Paplow, Duffy, Nielsen and Halverson Record Wins During ASI Night at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 14, 2017) - Tim Kaeding and Dan Paplow each picked up their second victory while Chris Duffy, Roger Nielsen and Brandon Halverson scored their first triumphs of the season at Jackson Motorplex on Friday during ASI Night.

Kaeding charged from seventh to capture his second straight 410 Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store A Main. Mark Dobmeier maneuvered from sixth to a runner-up result, which regained him the lead in the championship standings. Scott Winters placed third with Brooke Tatnell fourth and Travis Whitney fifth.

Dobmeier and Matt Juhl each claimed a heat race win after Whitney set quick time during qualifying.

Duffy became the eighth Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints feature winner in 10 races this season as he earned the triumph after starting on the pole. Trevor Serbus powered from eighth to second place with Colin Smith, 12th-starting Dusty Ballenger and Dave Becker rounding out the top five, respectively.

Mike Stien, Smith and Jeremy Schultz were the heat race winners.

Nielsen also took advantage of the pole position to garner his first win of the season in the Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods division. Dan Menk finished second with Don Gerritsen Jr. third and Mark Noble fourth. Mat Hollerich ended fifth to take over the lead in the championship standings.

Paplow advanced from sixth as he snapped points leader Matthew Looft's four-race winning streak in the Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods class. Looft advanced from eighth to second place with Eric Kinnetz third, Jason Andrews fourth and Kyle Steuber fifth.

James Jenkins and Kinnetz both recorded a heat race victory.

Third-starting Halverson became the third different winner in three Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprints presented by HitchDoc A Mains this season at Jackson Motorplex. Derek Anderson held off eighth-starting Alex Schriever for the runner-up position as Clinton Bruns placed fourth and Jimmy Kouba was fifth.

Brandon Stevenson and Anderson each scored a heat race win.

Jackson Motorplex welcomes Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks for next Friday's event.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (July 14, 2017) -

410 SPRINTS FUELED BY CASEY'S GENERAL STORE

A Feature: 1. 3-Tim Kaeding (7); 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier (6); 3. 23W-Scott Winters (2); 4. 55-Brooke Tatnell (4); 5. 16-Travis Whitney (9); 6. 09-Matt Juhl (5); 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska (8); 8. 4W-Matt Wasmund (1); 9. 7X-Kaley Gharst (3); 10. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (14); 11. 81-Austin Johnson (10); 12. 4X-Eric Schulz (12); 13. (DNF) 35W-Bill Boles (11); 14. (DNF) 1-Dean Brown (13); 15. (DNF) 10-Trevor Serbus (15).

Heat 1: 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier (4); 2. 4W-Matt Wasmund (1); 3. 55-Brooke Tatnell (3); 4. 7X-Kaley Gharst (2); 5. 16-Travis Whitney (6); 6. 35W-Bill Boles (7); 7. (DNF) 12-Lynton Jeffrey (5).

Heat 2: 1. 09-Matt Juhl (4); 2. 23W-Scott Winters (2); 3. 3-Tim Kaeding (5); 4. 35-Skylar Prochaska (6); 5. 81-Austin Johnson (3); 6. 4X-Eric Schulz (1); 7. 1-Dean Brown (7).

Qualifying: 1. 16-Travis Whitney (13); 2. 35-Skylar Prochaska (14); 3. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (10); 4. 3-Tim Kaeding (11); 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier (3); 6. 09-Matt Juhl (4); 7. 55-Brooke Tatnell (7); 8. 81-Austin Johnson (8); 9. 7X-Kaley Gharst (5); 10. 23W-Scott Winters (2); 11. 4W-Matt Wasmund (12); 12. 4X-Eric Schulz (1); 13. 35W-Bill Boles (6); 14. 1-Dean Brown (9); (DNS) 10-Trevor Serbus.

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER 305 SPRINTS

A Feature: 1. 4D-Chris Duffy (1); 2. 10-Trevor Serbus (8); 3. 05-Colin Smith (6); 4. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (12); 5. 7D-Dave Becker (3); 6. 22-Kaleb Johnson (10); 7. 4S-Mike Stien (5); 8. 51-Corey Kautz (7); 9. 13S-Shane Fick (13); 10. 75-Brandon Geldner (9); 11. 14J-Mike Johnston (18); 12. 33-Trevor Smith (17); 13. 55-Justin Allen (15); 14. 77-Taylor Ryan (20); 15. 15-Zach Glaser (16); 16. (DNF) 9-Keith Weber (19); 17. (DNF) 7L-Jesse Lindberg (14); 18. (DNF) 05X-Brandon Allen (11); 19. (DNF) 23-Brandon Bosma (2); 20. (DNF) 33S-Jeremy Schultz (4); 21. (DNF) 11-Dalyn Cody (21); (DNS) 11A-Bruce Anderson.

Heat 1: 1. 4S-Mike Stien (3); 2. 7D-Dave Becker (2); 3. 10-Trevor Serbus (4); 4. 05X-Brandon Allen (7); 5. 13S-Shane Fick (5); 6. 15-Zach Glaser (8); 7. 9-Keith Weber (6); 8. (DNF) 11-Dalyn Cody (1).

Heat 2: 1. 05-Colin Smith (3); 2. 75-Brandon Geldner (5); 3. 4D-Chris Duffy (1); 4. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (7); 5. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (4); 6. 33-Trevor Smith (2); 7. 77-Taylor Ryan (6).

Heat 3: 1. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (2); 2. 51-Corey Kautz (3); 3. 23-Brandon Bosma (1); 4. 22-Kaleb Johnson (5); 5. 55-Justin Allen (6); 6. 14J-Mike Johnston (7); (DNS) 11A-Bruce Anderson.

MINNESOTA WEST - JACKSON CAMPUS IMCA A MODS

A Feature: 1. 9-Roger Nielsen (1); 2. 19M-Dan Menk (2); 3. 27-Don Gerritsen Jr (5); 4. 74-Mark Noble (3); 5. 49-Mat Hollerich (8); 6. 14-Jason Fisher (4); 7. 20-Denny Anderson (9); 8. 7C-Ben Chukuske (6); 9. 17-Joe Roberts (7).

Heat 1: 1. 9-Roger Nielsen (1); 2. 74-Mark Noble (4); 3. 19M-Dan Menk (3); 4. 27-Don Gerritsen Jr (8); 5. 14-Jason Fisher (5); 6. 7C-Ben Chukuske (9); 7. 17-Joe Roberts (2); 8. (DNF) 49-Mat Hollerich (7); 9. (DNF) 20-Denny Anderson (6).

BOHL'S SMALL ENGINE IMCA SPORT MODS

A Feature: 1. 25-Dan Paplow (6); 2. 9-Matthew Looft (8); 3. 75-Eric Kinnetz (2); 4. 03Z-Jason Andrews (7); 5. 18-Kyle Steuber (5); 6. 5K-Jared Nytroe (4); 7. 1-Greg Sidles (9); 8. 22J-James Jenkins (1); 9. 25K-Kevin Kirk (11); 10. 3W-Randy Winter (3); 11. (DNF) 7CE-Zach Schleininger (10); (DNS) 139-Chuck Fee.

Heat 1: 1. 22J-James Jenkins (1); 2. 3W-Randy Winter (2); 3. 03Z-Jason Andrews (4); 4. 1-Greg Sidles (6); 5. 18-Kyle Steuber (3); 6. 25K-Kevin Kirk (5).

Heat 2: 1. 75-Eric Kinnetz (1); 2. 25-Dan Paplow (3); 3. 5K-Jared Nytroe (2); 4. 9-Matthew Looft (4); 5. 7CE-Zach Schleininger (5); 6. (DNF) 139-Chuck Fee (6).

HRA NON-WING SPRINTS PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature: 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (3); 2. 07-Derek Anderson (1); 3. 0-Alex Schriever (8); 4. 7X-Clinton Bruns (6); 5. 2K-Jimmy Kouba (4); 6. 7-Rick Jansma (5); 7. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (2); 8. 6-Jacob Kouba (7); 9. 13-Dave Murphy (10); 10. 1A-Brad Anderson (11); 11. (DNF) 0MG-Jeff Davis (9); 12. (DNF) 14-Rob Sharits (12).

Heat 1: 1. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (1); 2. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (6); 3. 7-Rick Jansma (2); 4. 6-Jacob Kouba (5); 5. 0MG-Jeff Davis (4); 6. 1A-Brad Anderson (3).

Heat 2: 1. 07-Derek Anderson (1); 2. 2K-Jimmy Kouba (4); 3. 7X-Clinton Bruns (2); 4. 0-Alex Schriever (5); 5. 13-Dave Murphy (3); 6. 14-Rob Sharits (6).

UP NEXT -

Friday featuring Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

Jordan Ryan picks up FAST Friday win at Limaland.

Lima, OH
7/14/17

After a month of rainouts, Limaland Motorsports Park finally beat Mother Nature with a full FAST Friday night presented by Homeland Technology Group. The JLH General Contracters FAST 305 series invaded the high banks of Limaland, with No.11x-Jordan Ryan picking up the win. In the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds, it was No.17T-Mikey Tarlton grabbing his first career feature win, and the Bud Thunderstoick feature was won by No.11D-Bob Daugherty.

Kicking off the night were the Bud Thunderstocks in the Mc Donalds Dash for Cash, sponsored by the Lewis Family McDonalds restaurants. No.99-Andy King would win the $100 to win dash, and hood plaque.

In feature action the JLH General Contracters FAST 305 Sprints would start the evening, and it would take 3 tries to get the feature started with red flags marring the intial tries at the start for No.14-Luke Daugherty and No.2L-Landon LaLonde, and the 2nd red for No.1-Nate Dussel, and No.19R-Steve Rando. All drivers would be ok, and the feature would finally get rolling. No.11G-Caleb Griffith and No. 2 Ricky Peterson would lead the field to the green and trade the lead back and forth for several laps, with No.77i-John Ivy beginning his march from the 10th position. With laps winding down, Griffith would cut a right rear tire and head to the infield ending his race. As the leaders got into heavy lapped traffic, it allowed Ivy to make his move on the leaders and head to the point, however, the No.77i would fail post race tech inspection, handing the win to No.11x Jordan Ryan, over No.1w-Paul Weaver, No.12 Kyle Capodice, No.2-Peterson, and No.4*-Tyler Street. Heat races were won by No.4*Tyler Street, No.2-Peterson, and No.1-Nate Dussel.

Next up were the K&N Filters UMp Modified in their 20 lap A Main. The opening laps saw No.17T-Mikey Tarlton and No.34x-Andy Bibler lead the field to green. Bibler would grab the point, but No.95-Jerry Bwersock would take the lead on lap 2. The racing up front stayed close between the top 5 until Tarlton madehis charge on lap 6 to grab 2nd, then to the lead on lap 8 utilizing the highside of the racetrack. Tarlton checked out on the field to grab his first career feature win over No.22T-Tony Anderson, No.95J-Bowersock, No.65-Todd Sherman, and Bibler. Heat races were won by Anderson, No.T5X-Bub Roberts, and Sherman.

Closing out the night were the Budweisier Thunderstocks in their 15 lap feature event. No.89-Keith Shockency and No.26-Justin Long broght the field to green with Long getting to the front first. No.11D-Bob Daugherty would power to 2nd briefly before No.82 Chris Douglas grabbed the 2nd spot on lap 3. Daugherty would get back by Douglas on lap 6, and begin stalking Long for the lead. Cautions on laps 7 and 8 would keep the field bunched up, but Long was able to hold the point on each restart. Daugherty made a move to the inside for the lead in turns 3 and 4 coming to the white flag, and Long would get loose, allowing Daugherty to get away and pick up the win. Long would hold on for 2nd with No. 22T Tony Anderson coming 3rd after battling with No.82-Chris Douglas from lap 6 to the finish. Douglas would be 4th and No.7c-Jordan Conover would complete the top 5. Heat races were won by No.82-Chris Douglas, No.11D-Bob Daugherty, and No.26-Justin Long.

Limaland Motorsports Park is back in action next Friday, July 21st when the University of Nortwestern Ohio presents the "UNOH 20th Anniversary Race". Come celebrate 20 years of racing at Limaland under the banner of UNOH as the Non Wing Sprints take to the 1/4 mile bullring, along with the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds, and the Budweiser Thunderstocks. Details on this and all events at Limaland Motorsports Park can be found at Limaland.com

Limaland Motorsports Park - 7/14/2017
FAST Friday Night presented by Homeland Technology Group

JLH General Contracters FAST 305 Sprints
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer)
1. 4-Tyler Street; 2. 77I-John Ivy; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice; 4. 19R-Steve Rando; 5. 8-Bobby Clark; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy; 7. 36-Seth Schneider; 8. 14-Luke Daugherty

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer)
1. 2-Ricky Peterson; 2. 25-Jason Keckler; 3. 66D-Chase Dunham; 4. 11-Caleb Griffith; 5. 2L-Loandon Lalonde; 6. 47-Matt Lucius; 7. 94K-Kevin Mingus; 8. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer)
1. 1-Nate Dussel; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke; 3. 11X-Jordon Ryan; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall; 6. 11XE-George Englert; 7. 75-Jeremy Dahms

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 11X-Jordon Ryan[9]; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[12]; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[6]; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[4]; 5. 4-Tyler Street[7]; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[11]; 7. 8-Bobby Clark[13]; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[19]; 9. 25-Jason Keckler[3]; 10. 9R-Dustin Rall[15]; 11. 47-Matt Lucius[17]; 12. 11XE-George Englert[18]; 13. 66D-Chase Dunham[8]; 14. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[16]; 15. 94K-Kevin Mingus[20]; 16. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[23]; 17. 75-Jeremy Dahms[21]; 18. 11-Caleb Griffith[1]; 19. 1-Nate Dussel[2]; 20. 19R-Steve Rando[5]; 21. 2L-Landon Lalonde[14]; 22. 14-Luke Daugherty[22]; DQ 77I-John Ivy[10];

 

 

Roger Crockett Becomes Third Different Winner Of 2017 Speedweek Northwest; Collects Third Win At SSP
By Ben Deatherage
Banks, Oregon- Thursday, July 13th, would have the 360 Sprint Cars roll into Sunset Speedway Park. It marked the fourth occasion that the "Banks Bullring" has been apart of Speedweek Northwest. A total of fourteen cars would sign up for the night with drivers from the American states of Oregon, Washington, and California, the Canterbury region of New Zealand, and the Australian state of Western Australia.

Tyler Seavey would seize the initiative on the initial start to get to the point and lead lap one. Racing for car owner Rudy Warrington the Sutter, California youngster, Seavey, would remain in the front of the field until being passed on lap six. The driver to perform the pass was Roger Crockett of Medford.

Crockett, in the Roger Henderson owned machine, would comfortably dominate the rest of the feature with the only things slowing him down a pair of cautions. When the checkered flag dropped Crockett would win his first race of this year's Speedweek, his twenty-second of his career, and the third time he has done so at Sunset.

Jake Wheeler, from Central Point, rallied from his eleventh starting position to get second while Tyler Seavey ended the night in third. Mitchell Faccinto, from Hanford, California and in the Stan Greenberg mount, was fourth followed by the Jim and Annette Van Lare owned entry, in fifth, driven by Bunbury, Western Australia's Michael Keen. Something else to note is Keen became the first ever Australian to record a top five in the history of Speedweek Northwest.

Roger Crockett was fast time of the night and broke his previous track record and lowered it to 12.855 seconds. In fact, thirteen of the fourteen cars to qualify were below the previous track record of 14.240. Heat races were won by Lake Stevens, Washington native Austen Wheatley, in the Doug and Kathy Rutz entry, and Michael Keen. Tyler Seavey was victorious in the trophy dash to earn him the inside pole starting position.

Speedweek Northwest heads to Cottage Grove Speedway on Friday, July 14th, for the fifth race of the series. It will be the first of two straight nights at the historic 1/4-mile clay oval. Be sure and visit sprints.nwextremeseries.com for the latest stories regarding the tour. Also, check out Speed Shift TV where you can watch every single lap of the action.

Race Results:
Speedweek Northwest Race #4
Thursday, July 13th, 2017
Sunset Speedway Park
Banks, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 7N-Roger Crockett, ; 2. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 3. 18-Tyler Seavey, ; 4. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, ; 5. 5V-Michael Keen, ; 6. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 7. 69NZ-Jamie Duff, ; 8. Z7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 9. 4D-Cooper Desbiens, ; 10. 12J-John Clark, ; 11. 15R-Jake Gilman, ; 12. 16AUS-Daniel Keen, ; 13. 11X-Chris Batalgia, ; 14. 8R-Austen Wheatley,

Dash: 1. 18-Tyler Seavey, ; 2. Z7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 3. 7N-Roger Crockett, ; 4. 16AUS-Daniel Keen, ; 5. 8R-Austen Wheatley, ; 6. 5V-Michael Keen,

Heat 1: 1. 8R-Austen Wheatley, ; 2. 16AUS-Daniel Keen, ; 3. 7N-Roger Crockett, ; 4. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, ; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 6. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 7. 15R-Jake Gilman,

Heat 2: 1. 5V-Michael Keen, ; 2. 12J-John Clark, ; 3. Z7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 4. 18-Tyler Seavey, ; 5. 4D-Cooper Desbiens, ; 6. 69NZ-Jamie Duff, ; 7. 11X-Chris Batalgia,

Qualifying: 1. 7N-Roger Crockett, ; 2. 18-Tyler Seavey, ; 3. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 4. 4D-Cooper Desbiens, ; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 6. 5V-Michael Keen, ; 7. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, ; 8. Z7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 9. 8R-Austen Wheatley, ; 10. 69NZ-Jamie Duff, ; 11. 16AUS-Daniel Keen, ; 12. 12J-John Clark, ; 13. 15R-Jake Gilman, ; 14. 11X-Chris Batalgia

Speedweek Northwest Point Standings (Top Ten)
1. 37-Mitchell Faccinto 318; 2. 31C-Justyn Cox 317; 3. 18-Tyler Seavey 313; 4. 21W-Jake Wheeler 299; 5. Z7N-Zack Lynskey 284; 6. 5V-Michael Keen 278; 7. 8R-Kyle Hirst 277; 8. 94-Steven Tiner 258; 9. 16AUS-Daniel Keen 253; 10. 69NZ-Jamie Duff 252

 

 

Bill Balog’s Last Corner Pass Thrills in Tipton with Sprint Invaders!

(Bill W) Tipton, IA, July 13, 2017 – A thrilling night at the Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa ended in a last corner pass that gave Ben Wagoner a “nightmare”. The “North Pole Nightmare” Bill Balog shot around Wagoner on the final lap to win with the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders Thursday night. The win was all the more impressive in that it came aboard the Scott Bonar #50 machine that was making its debut. It was the first Sprint Invaders win for the seven-time IRA champion from Hartland, Wisconsin, and paid him $1,500.

Jon Agan shot out from the pole to lead early in the 25-lapper. Jamie Ball was on the move from row three, and grabbed second on the third lap. The leaders were in lapped traffic by lap seven on the quarter-mile oval. With rubber beginning to appear on the race surface, lapped traffic would be key.

Ball snatched the lead momentarily on lap nine, but Agan would cruise back to the point in turn two a lap later. Balog shot under Wagoner for third on lap 12. Ball slipped over the turn three cushion and off the track, bringing a caution with 13 laps down. The restart would see Agan leading Balog, Wagoner, Josh Schneiderman and Cody Wehrle back to green flag racing.

Before a lap could be completed, however, the leader got sideways and spun, facing traffic. Schneiderman and Wehrle couldn’t avoid him and both tagged the #4 on both sides. Those two careened over the turn four berm and upside down. Neither was injured.

The last caution saw Balog inherit the lead ahead of Wagoner, Harold Pohren, Justin Buchholz and Chris Martin. When the green fell, Wagoner made what appeared to be the move of the race, sneaking under Balog for the lead. He would pull away, running the middle to low groove.

The stage was set for an epic finish. Wagoner took the white flag with a five car length lead. He maintained it down the backstretch, but two lapped cars emerged in three and four. Balog went for broke on the high side, while Wagoner was slowed a bit. Putting two wheels off the track coming for the checkers on the gas, Balog would nip Wagoner for a win that had the large crowd on their feet.

Wagoner was second, ahead of Pohren, Martin and hard-charger Tanner Gebhart. Buchholz, John Schulz, Jarrod Schneiderman, Brayden Gaylord and John Greenwood rounded out the top ten. Wagoner, Josh Schneiderman and Balog won heats, and Balog also won the Shake-up Dash, giving him a sweep of the night.

“It was interesting,” said Balog of his first visit to Tipton. “It actually laid rubber about five laps in. It was good racing though, with guys sliding around. It was a great night for Scott and his team on their first night out. Ben Wagoner got me on the last restart, and he was actually getting away a little. Then the car started to come back, and the driver started to come back. We ended up nipping him at the line. It was a good race, and he did a good job.”

“The rubber started laying down coming into the corners about halfway through,” said Wagoner. “Bill had the top working pretty good, and my only shot was to get below him. Luckily, that worked and right at the end there, I thought I had it. Lapped cars kind of gave me some heck there at the end and he got me right at the line. We couldn’t ask for a better night though. We’ve worked our butts off on this car, and it’s been a lot of hard work.”

“It was rubber-down racing, but the track got wider and got racy,” said Pohren. “When the 4, 49 and 40c got together, I figured I’m here (third). Now how do I stay here? Lapped traffic got Billy back out front, and it was fun. It was fun to watch. I was right up there watching, but we weren’t pushing any issues to get involved with it. We needed a good finish like this. We’ve been running a little bit in Missouri, and trying to get the setup better for this 360.”

The next action for the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders will be Tuesday, July 25 at the Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa. For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 50, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (5) 2. 78, Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL (2) 3. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (6) 4. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (13) 5. 81, Tanner Gebhart, Burlington, IA (18) 6. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (10) 7. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (17) 8. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (9) 9. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (11) 10. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (8) 11. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (4) 12. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (7) 13. 68, CJ Houseman, Des Moines, IA (15) 14. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (21) 15. 98, JC Bland, Springfield, IL (19) 16. 1, Damian Getchell, Sperry, IA (14) 17. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (1) 18. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3) 19. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (12) 20. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (16) 21. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (20) DNS – 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 9L, Hunter Lane, Milo, IA.. Lap Leaders: Agan 1-8, Ball 9, Agan 10-13, Wagoner 14-24, Balog 25. KSE Hard-charger: Gebhart.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Ben Wagoner (3) 2. Tim Moore (8) 3. Rob Weuve (6) 4. John Greenwood (7) 5. Chris Martin (1) 6. Ryan Jamison (2) 7. JC Bland (4) 8. Hunter Lane (5)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1) 2. Jon Agan (3) 3. Harold Pohren (2) 4. Brayden Gaylord (5) 5. Cody Wehrle (6) 6. John Schulz (8) 7. Daniel Bergquist (4) 8. Tanner Gebhart (7)

Mohrfeld Electric Heat three (started), Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Bill Balog (3) 2. Jamie Ball (6) 3. Jarrod Schneiderman (7) 4. Justin Buchholz (2) 5. CJ Houseman (1) 6. Damian Getchell (5) 7. Dave Getchell (4)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Bill Balog (4) 2. Jamie Ball (1) 3. Jon Agan (6) 4. Ben Wagoner (2) 5. Josh Schneiderman (3) 6. Tim Moore (5)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Damian Getchell

Saldana Racing Products – Daniel Bergquist

Kreitz Oval Track Products – Rob Weuve

 

 

Kyle Hirst Gets Two Speedweek Northwest Wins In A Row; Captures Willamette Win

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Dirt Oval TV) Lebanon, Oregon- Willamette Speedway would host the third race of the 2017 Speedweek Northwest on Wednesday, July 12th. It would be the twentieth time the historic 1/3-mile clay oval has hosted a Speedweek event. A total of twenty-one cars would make the trip representing the American states of Oregon, Washington, and California as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia, the New Zealand region of Canterbury, and the Australian states of Victoria and Western Australia.

In the feature, Kyle Hirst would get out to the lead on the opening lap. Hirst, racing for British Columbian car owners Doug and Kathy Rutz, would set a rapid pace for the rest of the field and checked out. A lap eight red flag would give a chance for some of Hirst’s pursuers to formulate a game plan to try and overtake him.

Late in the main, the Paradise, California driver would be pressured by Roger Crockett. Crockett, in the Roger Henderson entry, would briefly take over the lead with a few laps to go only for Hirst to take it back immediately. Kyle would hold on the rest of the way to win his second victory of the week, second Speedweek win at Willamette, and his sixth career Speedweek triumph.

Medford’s Roger Crockett was a strong second with Steven Tiner, of Visalia, California, getting third. Fourth went to Justyn Cox, from Clarksburg, California, and Grants Pass’ Jared Ridge completed the top five, in fifth.

Tyler Seavey, of Sutter, California, would impress everyone by setting fast time of the night for his car owner Rudy Warrington. Heat race winners were Justyn Cox, Hanford, California Mitchell Faccinto while running for car owner Stan Greenberg, and Kyle Hirst. Hirst would start on the inside pole position after winning the trophy dash.

Speedweek Northwest heads to Sunset Speedway Park on Thursday, July 13th, for the fourth race of the series. Be sure and visit sprints.nwextremeseries.com for the latest stories regarding the tour. Also, check out Speed Shift TV where you can watch every single lap of the action.

Race Results: Speedweek Northwest Race #3 Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 Willamette Speedway Lebanon, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 8R-Kyle Hirst, ; 2. 7N-Roger Crockett, ; 3. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 5. 12-Jared Ridge, ; 6. 8RW-Austen Wheatley, ; 7. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith, ; 8. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 9. Z7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 10. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 11. 18-Tyler Seavey, ; 12. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 13. 7-Tyler Thompson, ; 14. 74-Michael Cunningham, ; 15. 12J-John Clark, ; 16. 5B-Brian Boswell, ; 17. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, ; 18. 16AUS-Daniel Keen, ; 19. 5M-Collin Markle, ; 20. 5V-Michael Keen, ; (DNS) 69NZ-Jamie Duff,

Dash: 1. 8R-Kyle Hirst, ; 2. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 3. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith, ; 4. 7N-Roger Crockett, ; 5. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, ; 6. 18-Tyler Seavey,

Heat 1: 1. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 2. 8RW-Austen Wheatley, ; 3. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 4. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 5. 5V-Michael Keen, ; 6. 18-Tyler Seavey, ; 7. 69NZ-Jamie Duff,

Heat 2: 1. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, ; 2. 7-Tyler Thompson, ; 3. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith, ; 4. 5M-Collin Markle, ; 5. 12-Jared Ridge, ; 6. Z7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 7. 74-Michael Cunningham,

Heat 3: 1. 8R-Kyle Hirst, ; 2. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 3. 7N-Roger Crockett, ; 4. 16AUS-Daniel Keen, ; 5. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 6. 12J-John Clark, ; 7. 5B-Brian Boswell,

Qualifying: 1. 18-Tyler Seavey, ; 2. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith, ; 3. 8R-Kyle Hirst, ; 4. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 5. 12-Jared Ridge, ; 6. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 7. 5V-Michael Keen, ; 8. 74-Michael Cunningham, ; 9. 7N-Roger Crockett, ; 10. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 11. 5M-Collin Markle, ; 12. 16AUS-Daniel Keen, ; 13. 8RW-Austen Wheatley, ; 14. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, ; 15. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 16. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 17. 7-Tyler Thompson, ; 18. 5B-Brian Boswell, ; 19. 69NZ-Jamie Duff, ; 20. Z7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 21. 12J-John Clark

Speedweek Northwest Point Standings (Top Ten) 1. 8R-Kyle Hirst 277; 2. 94-Steven Tiner 258; 3. 31C-Justyn Cox 241; 4. 37-Mitchell Faccinto 237; 5. 18-Tyler Seavey 224; 6. Z7N-Zack Lynskey 213; 7. 33-Lucas Ashe 209; T 21W-Jake Wheeler 209; 9. 5V-Michael Keen 196; 10. 74-Michael Cunningham 192

 

 

Kyle Hirst Dominates Round #2 Of Speedweek Northwest At Coos Bay

By Ben Deatherage

Coos Bay, Oregon- Speedweek Northwest would head to the Oregon Coast on Tuesday, July 11th, for the second race of the schedule. Coos Bay Speedway would be the site of action for their annual midweek stop which has hosted events since 2011. Sixteen cars were in attendance from the American states of Oregon and California as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia, New Zealand region of Canterbury, and the Australian states of Victoria and Western Australia.

When the green flag would drop and the first lap completed Kyle Hirst would be the one showing the way. The Paradise, California driver would have no issues in front of the field and dominated every single lap of the feature. He would earn the triumph for Langley, British Columbia car owners Doug and Kathy Rutz and it is the fifth occasion of his career that he has won a Speedweek Northwest main. Hirst is also the seventh different victor in as many races to win during Speedweek at CBS.

Steven Tiner, of Visalia, California, was the runner-up over Hanford, California’s Mitchell Faccinto, in third, driving for Stan Greenberg. The balance of the top five would consist of fourth finishing Tyler Seavey, of Sutter, California and driving for Rudy Warrington, and Central Point youngster Jake Wheeler, in fifth.

Kyle Hirst was quickest in time trials earlier in the evening. Heat race winners were New Zealand's Jamie Duff, from Christchurch, Canterbury and piloting the Darryl Claydon owned mount, and Jake Wheeler. Hirst was victorious would achieve success in the trophy dash winning it and earning the front row starting position.

Speedweek Northwest heads to Willamette Speedway on Wednesday, July 12th, for the third race of the series. Be sure and visit sprints.nwextremeseries.com for the latest stories regarding the tour. Also check out Speed Shift TV where you can watch every single lap of the action.

Race Results: Speedweek Northwest Race #2 Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 Coos Bay Speedway Coos Bay, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 8R-Kyle Hirst, ; 2. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 3. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, ; 4. 18-Tyler Seavey, ; 5. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 6. 87-Kyler Barraza, ; 7. 4D-Cooper Desbiens, ; 8. 74-Michael Cunningham, ; 9. 5V-Michael Keen, ; 10. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 11. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 12. 5-Brian Boswell, ; 13. 16AUS-Daniel Keen, ; 14. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 15. 69NZ-Jamie Duff, ; (DNS) 12J-John Clark,

Dash: 1. 8R-Kyle Hirst, ; 2. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 3. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 4. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 5. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, ; 6. 69NZ-Jamie Duff,

Heat 1: 1. 69NZ-Jamie Duff, ; 2. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 3. 87-Kyler Barraza, ; 4. 8R-Kyle Hirst, ; 5. 18-Tyler Seavey, ; 6. 5V-Michael Keen, ; 7. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 8. 12J-John Clark,

Heat 2: 1. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 2. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 3. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, ; 4. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 5. 5-Brian Boswell, ; 6. 74-Michael Cunningham, ; 7. 4D-Cooper Desbiens, ; 8. 16AUS-Daniel Keen,

Qualifying: 1. 8R-Kyle Hirst, ; 2. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 3. 5V-Michael Keen, ; 4. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, ; 5. 18-Tyler Seavey, ; 6. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 7. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 8. 16AUS-Daniel Keen, ; 9. 87-Kyler Barraza, ; 10. 5-Brian Boswell, ; 11. 69NZ-Jamie Duff, ; 12. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 13. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 14. 4D-Cooper Desbiens, ; 15. 12J-John Clark, ; 16. 74-Michael Cunningham

Current Speedweek Northwest Point Standings (Top Ten) 1. 8R-Kyle Hirst 179; 2. 37-Mitchell Faccinto 176; 3. 94-Steven Tiner 170; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox 159; 5. 18-Tyler Seavey 153; 6. 7N-Zack Lynskey 147; 7. 33-Lucas Ashe 144; 8. 5V-Michael Keen 140; T 21W-Jake Wheeler 140; 10. 74-Michael Cunningham 131; T 16AUS-Daniel Keen 131

 

 

Gravel gets last lap pass for Brad Doty Classic win

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – David Gravel executed a perfect slider on Tim Shaffer coming to the white flag and drove to his first ever victory in the 29th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics at Attica Raceway Park Tuesday, July 11.

Gravel’s victory his 10th World of Outlaw Craftsman World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series win of 2017 and the 26th outlaw win of his career. For Gravel, who competed several times a year at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant when he raced with the All Star Circuit of Champions, it was his first ever win at the track.

“I was in fourth with about five to go and I got a run on Daryn (Pittman) and we were racing really hard. I got by him and I found the bottom of one and two and closed on Rico (Abreu) really fast and put a big slider on him. Tim ran the bottom in one and two the lap before and if he did that I probably wouldn’t have been able to get by him. Luckily he did and left the door wide open for me to take the lead,” said Gravel, who hails from Watertown, Conn.

“At Lima I finished on the podium a couple of times for this race. To win at Attica when we didn’t make it out of the C last year…to rebound like that and win is awesome. There’s so much prestige to this race. Everyone wants to win Brad Doty’s race and you see that with 58 cars here. Barry Jackson gave me an awesome car. Derrick and Zach did an awesome job too. I have to thank Chad and Jenn Clemens for putting me in this car. We had nine wins last year and this is our 10th…that’s just amazing to get double digit wins. I have to thank Big Game Tree Stands, Go Muddy.com, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Bair’s Tree Service, Walker Performance Filters…without all those people we couldn’t do this. It’s been an awesome year and a great start to the month of money,” Gravel said.

For Aliquippa, Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer, after leading 38 of the 40 laps, second was a tough pill to swallow.

“I know I need to move around. We went low there that one time and it exited pretty good but it took so long to get in and I thought I lost a lot of ground. It’s one of those things where you’re out front and you’re not sure. That’s a hard one to lose but I’ve won some that way too. My guys have done a great job this year with Cody Jacobs and the Demyans and the Rudziks and Gary Edwards…there’s so many people helping out. I’m competitive again and it’s fun again,” said Shaffer beside his Rudzik Excavating, VRP Shocks, Gressman Powersports, Scoville Designs backed machine.

A year ago at the Brad Doty Classic Daryn Pittman charged from 25th to a third place finish. This year a third place finish left the Owasso, OK. driver a little disappointed.

“It’s hard to be too disappointed. It’s a tough field of cars and a tough race track. I kind of felt like I was sitting in a good spot the whole race. I think the bottom to the middle wins a lot of races here. They were quicker than me railing the top but I just thought as many guys were running it that it would push off or eventually get too tricky and they would make mistakes. I just stayed on the bottom too long. Gravel got by me with five or six laps to go and I moved to the top in three and four and felt really good and gained a lot more speed. I got racing lapped cars and he got by me. I’m frustrated with myself. I thought I was in a position to steal that one,” said the driver of the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, Great Clips, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, ASE backed #9.

Shaffer and Sheldon Haudenschild brought the field to green for the 40-lap feature with Shaffer gaining the advantage over Haudenschild, Pittman, Shane Stewart, Rico Abreu, Gravel and Brady Bacon. Shaffer blasted around the high line of the track and started to pull away before entering heavy lapped traffic on lap seven. Abreu used the lapped cars to take third on lap eight with action grinding to a halt when Jason Johnson tipped over on lap nine.

On the restart Haudenschild attempted a wicked slider for the lead in turns one and two and he and Shaffer banged wheels which flattened Haudenschild’s tire. During that excitement Kyle Larson spun in turn three. When the green flew Shaffer held off a challenge by Abreu with Pittman, Stewart and Gravel in tow. With clean air Shaffer built a nearly two second lead as he raced into lapped traffic on the 16th circuit. Max Stambaugh would slide off the back stretch and stop to bring out the caution on lap 17, which gave Shaffer a clear track.

With clean air, Shaffer took off again on the restart as Abreu battled with Pittman as Gravel closed. The battle for fifth was fantastic between Brent Marks, Stewart and Donnie Schatz who had worked his way forward from his 16th starting position. With 15 laps to go Shaffer’s lead was up to 1.5 seconds over Abreu, Pittman, Gravel and Marks. As Shaffer once again prepared to encounter heavy lapped traffic, Abreu sliced into his lead with 10 laps remaining.

With five laps to go the top five cars were running nearly nose to tail as Gravel utilized the bottom groove in turns one and two to take third from Pittman. Gravel was able to squeeze around Abreu with three laps to go and quickly closed on Shaffer. Gravel dove under the leader in turn three and exited with the lead as they raced to the white flag. Shaffer tried one last shot in turns one and two but Gravel was too strong and drove to the win. Shaffer, Pittman, Brad Sweet (from 25th), and Abreu rounded out the top five.

Rounding out the top 10 were Marks, Schatz, Kraig Kinser, Stewart and Larson who charged from the back after his lap nine spin.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, July 21 on Central Ohio Farmers Night featuring the 410 and 305 sprints and UMP late models. The 305 sprints will battle for $1,000 to win thanks to Griff’s Engines. It is also an Attica/Oakshade Raceway Late Model Series Challenge event. The June 16th rained out A-main for the late models will also be held.

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

Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic

World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series

[*] indicates starting position.

Qualifying Flight-A

1. 55XM-Dale Blaney, 12.428; 2. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.447; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.495; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.524; 5. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.542; 6. 4-Paul McMahan, 12.584; 7. 2X-Parker Price-Miller, 12.589; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.599; 9. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.617; 10. 83-Rob Chaney, 12.646; 11. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.665; 12. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.778; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.785; 14. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.794; 15. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.898; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.915; 17. 3-Sammy Swindell, 12.925; 18. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.939; 19. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.947; 20. 97-Broc Martin, 12.951; 21. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.989; 22. 8M-T.J. Michael, 13.022; 23. 7-Shawn Valenti, 13.045; 24. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.124; 25. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.175; 26. 5X-Justin Peck, 13.187; 27. 9R-Jordan Ryan, 13.306; 28. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 13.477; 29. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, NT

Qualifying Flight-B

1. 19-Brent Marks, 12.595; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.642; 3. 5-David Gravel, 12.796; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.844; 5. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.846; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.942; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.995; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.049; 9. 26-Tayler Malsam, 13.055; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.073; 11. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.104; 12. 39-Spencer Bayston, 13.115; 13. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 13.125; 14. 16X-Ryan Ruhl, 13.157; 15. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.182; 16. 92A-Samual Walsh, 13.234; 17. 17X-Caleb Helms, 13.249; 18. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.257; 19. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.259; 20. 97W-Mitch Wormall, 13.265; 21. 70-Tanner Thorson, 13.276; 22. 11N-Craig Mintz, 13.293; 23. 23-D.J. Foos, 13.297; 24. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.305; 25. 4L-Cap Henry, 13.341; 26. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.369; 27. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.406; 28. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.453; 29. 22M-Dan McCarron, 14.057

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer

1. 55XM-Dale Blaney [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 6. 83-Rob Chaney [4]; 7. 8M-T.J. Michael [8]; 8. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer [9]; 10. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [10]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer

1. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 99-Brady Bacon [1]; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker [5]; 5. 97-Broc Martin [7]; 6. 5X-Justin Peck [9]; 7. 3-Sammy Swindell [6]; 8. 5R-Byron Reed [4]; 9. 7-Shawn Valenti [8]

Heat #3 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer

1. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 3. 4-Paul McMahan [2]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 7. 9R-Jordan Ryan [9]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [4]; 9. 19P-Paige Polyak [8]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer

1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [1]; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker [4]; 4. 11N-Craig Mintz [8]; 5. 92A-Samual Walsh [6]; 6. 4L-Cap Henry [9]; 7. 17-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [7]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 10. 8J-Jess Stiger [10]

Heat #5 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [9]; 5. 17X-Caleb Helms [6]; 6. 16X-Ryan Ruhl [5]; 7. 23-D.J. Foos [8]; 8. 97W-Mitch Wormall [7]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [10]; 10. 41-Jason Johnson [4]

Heat #6 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer

1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 4. 26-Tayler Malsam [3]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews [6]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8]; 8. 70-Tanner Thorson [7]; 9. 7K-Cale Conley [5]

Dash - Craftsman Club Dash (8 Laps)

1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 4. 99-Brady Bacon [5]; 5. 55XM-Dale Blaney [4]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [6]

Dash #2 - Craftsman Club Dash (8 Laps)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 3. 5-David Gravel [2]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [5]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [1]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]

D-main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer

1. 49-Brad Sweet [5][-]; 2. 4L-Cap Henry [3][-]; 3. 5X-Justin Peck [4][$125]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [7][$125]; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron [10][$125]; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger [9][$125]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][$125]; 8. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [8][$125]; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer [2][$125]; 10. 9R-Jordan Ryan [6][$125]; 11. 19P-Paige Polyak [11][$125]; 12. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [12][$125]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer

1. 16-Chris Andrews [4][-]; 2. 3-Sammy Swindell [1][-]; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [5][$150]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3][$150]; 5. 11N-Craig Mintz [12][$150]; 6. 70-Tanner Thorson [10][$125]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [15][$125]; 8. 97-Broc Martin [7][$125]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [6][$125]; 10. 4L-Cap Henry [16][$125]; 11. 23-D.J. Foos [14][$125]; 12. 97W-Mitch Wormall [8][$125]; 13. 7-Shawn Valenti [13][$125]; 14. 5T-Travis Philo [9][$125]; 15. 17X-Caleb Helms [2][$125]; 16. 8M-T.J. Michael [11][$125]

B-Main - Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer

1. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [1][-]; 2. 83-Rob Chaney [3][-]; 3. 26-Tayler Malsam [4][-]; 4. 17-Jac Haudenschild [8][-]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [9][-]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [13][-]; 7. 5R-Byron Reed [5][$300]; 8. 92A-Samual Walsh [14][$250]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [7][$225]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][$200]; 11. 41-Jason Johnson [6][$200]; 12. 16X-Ryan Ruhl [10][$200]; 13. 16-Chris Andrews [15][$200]; 14. 35-Stuart Brubaker [11][$200]; 15. 7K-Cale Conley [12][$200]; 16. 3-Sammy Swindell [16][$200]

A-main (40 Laps)

1. 5-David Gravel [6][$10,000]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1][$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [25][$2,000]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [5][$2,500]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [10][$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [16][$2,200]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$2,100]; 9. 2-Shane Stewart [3][$2,050]; 10. 57-Kyle Larson [8][$2,000]; 11. 57X-Andrew Palker [14][$1,500]; 12. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$1,200]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen [11][$1,100]; 14. 99-Brady Bacon [7][$1,050]; 15. 39-Spencer Bayston [18][$1,000]; 16. 10H-Chad Kemenah [23][$900]; 17. 81-Lee Jacobs [12][$800]; 18. 3G-Carson Macedo [24][$800]; 19. 55XM-Dale Blaney [9][$800]; 20. 4-Paul McMahan [17][$800]; 21. 17-Jac Haudenschild [22][$800]; 22. 33M-Max Stambaugh [15][$800]; 23. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [19][$800]; 24. 26-Tayler Malsam [21][$800]; 25. 41-Jason Johnson [26][$]; 26. 83-Rob Chaney [20][$800]

KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+21]

 

 

Ty Williams Wins URSS Night Four-Terry Richards Summer Sizzler Champ

Oklahoma’s Ty Williams capped off Summer Sizzler Week with the United Rebel Sprint Series as he topped a 24 car A feature Sunday night at Lexington Raceway in Lexington NE.

With the track promoter agreeing to start all 24 cars that checked through the gate on the last night of the 4 race week, it was outside front row starter Jake Martens who would jump into the lead over pole sitter Nic Nichols from Colorado. At the end of lap one it would be Martens, Nichols, Oklahoma’s Kaden Taylor, Wichita’s JD Johnson and Plainville’s Jed Werner rounding out the top five.

Ty Williams began his run to the front as he drove around Werner on lap seven and start to pressure Taylor moving past him on lap 7. Liberal’s Steven Richardson who lined up 10th moved into the number 6 spot on lap nine as Martens night came to an end one lap later as his mount lost power with Mag problems and coasted to a stop on the front straight bringing out the yellow.

Nichols inherited the lead on the restart and started putting distance between himself and Johnson with 9th starting Stu Snyder getting by Taylor for 5th on lap 12. A rim riding Nichols made a mistake one lap later and fell off the edge of turn two allowing Johnson and Williams by and relegating him to third. One lap later Johnson also fell off of turn two and tipped over bringing out the only red.

On the restart it was Williams, Nichols, Richardson, Snyder and Taylor bringing the field to the green. Nichols started putting pressure on Williams as Zach Blurton wrestled his way by Taylor by lap 16 and Snyder moved by Richardson one lap later. Nichols made a last lap charge and got to Williams bumper coming off turn four but settled for runner up and his best finish of his short career as Snyder, Richardson and Blurton completed the top five. 24th starter and previous night feature winner, Darren Berry finished 6th , claiming the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger award. Colby feature winner Terry Richards 8th, Dodge City’s Keefe Hemel 9th and 23rd starter, Colorado’s Patrick Bourke rounding out the top 10.

With his 8th place finish Nebraska’s Terry Richards claimed the $1000 winner’s share of the four races in seven days Summer Sizzler Tour with Ty Williams collecting $700 for 2nd, Richardson $500 for 3rd, Darren Berry $300 for 4th with Blurton grabbing $200 for 5th.

Richardson also pocketed and additional $200 for the overall Hard Charger Bonus passing 27 cars for the 4 race event and an additional $100 with a mystery draw of all cars competing all four nights. Ty Williams also picked up an additional $100 for longest tow.

We would like to thank ALL the drivers who participated during the event and all the sponsors who contributed to the bonus money. Also would like to thank John Webster for all he did.

Final Nite Summer Sizzler Results

Lexington NE 7/9

Feature

1 Ty Williams

2 Nick Nichols

3 Stuart Snyder

4 Steven Richardson

5 Zach Blurton

6 Darren Berry

7 Kaden Taylor

8 Terry Richards

9 Keefe Hemel

10 Patrick Bourke

11 Jed Werner

12 Scott Cochran

13 Mike Taylor

14 Nate Berry

15 Tracy Hill

16 Shane Sundquist

17 Howard Van Dyke

18 Aaron Ploussard

19 Craig Jecha DNF

20 JD Johnson DNF

21 Jake Martens DNF

22 Brian Herbert DNF

23 Bob Schaeffer DNF

24 Mark Walinder DNF

Heat Race Winners - Martens, Nichols, Werner

Hard Charger Award - Darren Berry, passing 18 cars to finish 6th after starting 24th.

 

 

St. Francois County Raceway.

Hello to all the Race Fans out there! This is your Race Recap for the July 8th race at St. Francois County Raceway. This Recap is sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tire. As always, St. Francois County Raceway has something special for the night of racing. This week there were plenty of weekly giveaways for the night but that was not the only special event. The A-Modifieds had a few extras added to their night of racing. The first was a Double Points Night for the entire A-Modified field. On top of that, the winner of the 20 lap A-Modified main event received an extra $100 payout and the driver that won the BSB Go Fast Award for the A-Modifieds received an extra $50. Now time to get into what happened throughout the night of racing.
Up first for the night was the Super Streets class. There were 16 Super Streets in attendance divided into two heat races. The first heat race had eight cars take the green flag with the pole setter Kevin Mosier taking the early lead and checking out for the win in his number 40 car. Second place went to the 21w car of Brad Callahan after a battle with the third place finisher Josh Ramer in the 269 car.
Heat race number two also had eight cars take the green flag. Picking up the checkered flag, from the third starting position, was the 70 car of Mark Crady. Second place went to Jason Neel in the 94n car from the sixth starting position with Tony Wyatt finishing in third place in the 67 car.
The main event was a 15 lap action packed race to the finish with the 99 car of Chuck Adams picking up the win after starting seventh on the field. Second place went to the 94n car of Jason Neel. Finishing in third place was the BSB Manufacturing Go Fast Award Winner on the night for the Super Street class Travis Goodman in the 76 car for passing eight cars. Fourth place went to the 67 car of Tony Wyatt with Mark Crady finishing in fifth place in the 70 car.
Up next for the night was the A-Modified class and their special Double Points Night. There were 14 A-Modifieds in attendance divided into two heat races. The first had seven cars take the green flag with current Rookie of the Year leader Kodi Savage taking the win in the 25s car from the sixth starting position. Second place went to the 56 car of Jeff Asher with Chris Hayes finishing in third place in the 32c car.
Heat race number two also had seven cars take the green flag with current points leader Billy Smith taking the win in the 14 car from the sixth starting position. Second place went to the d1 car of Mike Savage with Tim Nash finishing third in the 7 car.
The main event was a 20 lap race with Billy Smith taking the win in the 14 car on the Double Points Night making his lead even bigger. Second place went to the 56 car with Jeff Asher behind the wheel and third place went to the d1 car of Mike Savage. Jeremy Greenwalt finished in fourth place in the 18x which was enough to pick up the BSB Manufacturing Go Fast Award for the night after passing six cars. Bringing his car across the finish line in fifth place was the 26j car of Jeff Frohwitter.
Running third was the Sprint Car class. There were 21 Sprint Cars in attendance divided into three heat races. The first heat race had seven cars take the green flag with Joey Montgomery finishing in first place in the 35 car. Second place went to the 606 of John Epperson with Jeff Wurst finishing in third in the 88 car.
Heat race number two also had seven cars take the green flag. Bringing his car across the line in first place was the 17* of Robbie Williams with Jason Keith finishing in second place in the 28 car. Third place went to the 7c car with Tommy Worley Jr behind the wheel.
The third heat race was scheduled to have seven cars start the race but only five took the green flag. Of those five, Kent Buckley crossed the finish line in first place in the 87 car. Second place went to the 70 car of Pete Palazzolo with Dylan Tuxhorn finishing in third place in the 9t car.
The Sprint Car dash was an interesting one to say the least. Taking the win was the 35 car of Joey Montgomery with Kent Buckley taking second place in the 87 car. Third place went to the 17* car with Robbie Standridge behind the wheel.
The main event was a 25 lap race to the finish with the 35 car of Joey Montgomery making his way back to victory lane. Second place went to the 87 car of Kent Buckley with Robbie Standridge finishing in third place in the 17*. Fourth place went to the 67 car of Joey Boyd after starting in the tenth place position. Bringing his car across the finish line in fifth place was the 7c car with Tommy Worley Jr behind the wheel. The Hard Charger for the night went to the 3 car of Dustin Adams after starting 17th, passing nine cars and finishing eighth.

 

 

Darren Berry Shines in URSS Battle in North Platte

McCook Nebraska’s Darren Berry bested a field of 28 cars Saturday night to earn himself the $1700 winners share at the Ron Williams/Dick Snoose Memorial at the Lincoln Co. Raceway in North Platte NE.

Starting outside front row Berry outgunned pole sitter and Cousin Nate Berry to jump to the early lead. Lap one would complete with Darren, Nate, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens, John Webster and Terry Richards rounding out the top. Martins made quick work of Nate as he moved into the number 2 spot on lap2.

Berry continued his torrid pace throughout the 25 lap feature as Martens had nothing for him and at the checker it was Darren Berry, Martens, Nate Berry, Richards and 13th starting Ty Williams rounding out the top five.

Heat Race Winners - Zach Blurton, Stu Snyder, tracey Hill and Richards

Fastest Lap Time Winners in heats and an extra $50 bonus went to- John Webster, Snyder, Hill, Williams

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award went to

Jed Werner, Passing 10 cars to finish 7th.

Results

Feature Results

1 Darren Berry

2 Jake Martens

3 Nate Berry

4 Terry Richards

5 Ty Williams

6 Stuart Snyder

7 Jed Werner

8 JD Johnson

9 Keefe Hemel

10 Steven Richardson

11 Brian Herbert

12 Bob Schaeffer

13 Mark Walinder

14 Kaden Taylor

15 Nick Nichols

16 Adam Walton

17 Patrick Bourke DNF

18 John Webster DNF

19 Zach Blurton DNF

20 Tracey Hill DNF

B1

1 Ty Williams

2 Adam Walton

3 Jed Werner

4 Nick Nichols

5 Scott Cochran

6 Howard Van Dyke

7 Aaron Ploussard

8 Jamie Turpin

B2

1 JD Johnson

2 Kaden Taylor

3 Mark Walinder

4 Steven Richardson

5 Coby Pearce

6 Shane Sundquist

7 Mike Taylor

8 Austin McLean DNF

Heat Race Winners - Blurton, Snyder, Hill, Richards

Fastest Lap Time Winners - Webster, Snyder, Hill, Williams

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award goes to

Jed Werner, Passing 10 cars to finish 7th.

 

 

 

Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (July 10, 2017) - Third generation driver Michael Muldoon drove to his third career Supermodified triumph this past Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway in the FX Caprara, Royal Purple No. 15 Muldoon Chassis racer.

Muldoon, who is one of just five drivers in speedway history to earn a victory through a dead heat finish, was not to be stopped on Century 21 Galloway Realty and Helena Chemical Company Night at the 'Steel Palace.

The 23 year-old Exelon System Engineer from Baldwinsville started back in the third spot for the 50-lap main event and by lap 2, shot right past polesitter Lou LeVea Jr. and gave chase to early race leader Dan Connors.

A Canale Insurance and Accounting yellow flag would fly on lap 5 for a spinning Jeff Abold in turn 1. Abold nearly collected Otto Sitterly, but SItterly was able to continue on without incident, however Abold was done for the night.

On the ensuing restart, Dave Gruel, who was a late arrival to the track on Saturday after appearing at a sponsorship event at Herb Phillipson's in Oswego, found himself into the turn four foam hard after going to the top side and losing the handle on the No. 50. Gruel was also out for the remainder of the evening with heavy front end damage.

It was on the next restart that Muldoon made his move by Connors for the lead and the No. 15 machine proved to be all but unbeatable for the entire race, checking out from the field on the long green flag run leading up to a lap 26 yellow flag.

This caution was when more misfortune struck for seven time speedway champion Sitterly, as he had charged from his tenth starting spot up to sixth, but as Sitterly looked under Joe Gosek for fifth, things proved to be a little bit too tight in turn one and Otto lost the handle on the Nicotra Racing No. 7 while trying to stay off of Gosek. Tim Snyder struck Sitterly's front end as Otto was facing the wrong way in turn one.

Snyder would continue without even having to make a pit stop, but Sitterly had to make a nose wing change in the pit area before coming back out to re-join the field.

The man on the move on the lap 27 restart was eleventh starting Gosek, who brought the crowd to it's feet after shooting by Connors and Brandon Bellinger for second. Unfortunately for Connors, who had a good run put together early, the 01 ended up against the foam just a lap later in a simple spin which took away his otherwise podium run.

Points leader Dave Shullick Jr, who also had to make a hard charge from back in twelfth, used yet another yellow to his advantage, working to third by Bellinger on lap 29.

Shullick then gave chase to Gosek and was all over '00 Joe' for the remaining twenty circuits, but 'The Shoe 2' was unable to get by the Burke's Do It Best Homecenters No. 00 while neither driver appeared to have anything for Muldoon as the trio lead Bellinger and Snyder with ten laps to go.

At that point, the race for the lead seemed over, but Sitterly's race was just getting started as unbelievably, Otto found his way back inside the top five with 7 laps to go, making the charge past Michael Barnes, Keith Shampine, Tim Snyder, and more to get back inside the top five. Sitterly gave chase to Bellinger in the closing laps, but had to settle for fifth.

Muldoon went on to take the dominating victory ahead of Gosek, Shullick, Bellinger and Sitterly. Snyder, Shampine, Barnes, LeVea and Connors rounded out the top ten. The son of 21 time Supermodified feature winner Mike Muldoon, Michael was thrilled to be back in victory lane, his first ever victory in a 50-lapper that did not come as a dead heat victory.

"The car was pretty good tonight, but still not exactly where we want it," Muldoon said. "It was solid though and we got to start up front. It's a long race, I got nervous the last twenty laps or so just hoping we could stay out front. I just decided to sort of save my tires a little bit early to make sure we had enough left in the tank for later in the race. We'll probably change a few things before next week to see if we can get it going a little better but it was a really good night for us you've got to be happy with this.

Gosek, who bas been absolutely rolling since his hard Opening Night accident, picked up his fourth podium finish of the season and fifth top five, pleased with his team's efforts amongst the very even field of cars. The all-time top five leader in the division is searching for just a little bit more to get his first win since back in 2014.

"It's a good night, but man it was a tough race up there," Gosek commented. "There is a lot of good cars, like ten or thirteen good cars so you have to work for every spot you get. We made some major changes before tonight and it was actually a lot better, the car seemed to drive much better tonight so I'm ok with learning a little bit off of that."

Shullick has been a machine this season in his first full go at a non-wing championship with the Nicotra Racing No. 2 and while he was not as dominant as seen in weeks past last Saturday night, the North Ridgeville, OH talent was happy to make the charge from 11th up to another podium finish, his fourth of 2017 on top of his three feature victories.

"It was pretty good, we were close," offered Shullick. "I could go the outside, but it was just a little bit slick up there tonight in that groove so I sort of had to crossover a little bit, it just made it hard to pass. I was glad to see Michael (Muldoon) get a win and Joe (Gosek) have a good run, I know the fans want to see other people win so they got what they paid for tonight."

The point standings continue to work in the favor of Shullick and Nicotra Racing as he leads teammate Sitterly by nearly 60 points into this coming weekend's C's Beverage 'Summer Championship' ahead of Barnes, Gosek and Shampine.

Oswego Speedway

Saturday, July 8 2017

Novelis Supermodifieds

BOX SCORE

Timed Hot Laps: 1. 7 Otto Sitterly - 16.444, 2. 2 Dave Shullick Jr. - 16.641, 3. 68 Michael Barnes - 16.693, 4. 15 Michael Muldoon - 16.712, 5. 55 Keith Shampine - 16.723, 6. 00 Joe Gosek - 16.786, 7. 72 Dave Danzer - 16.850, 8. 02 Brandon Bellinger - 16.857, 9. 05 Jeff Abold - 17.027, 10. 0 Tim Snyder - 17.045, 11. 50 Dave Gruel - 17.141, 12. 01 Dan Connors - 17.276, 13. 83 Lou LeVea Jr. - 17.327

Heat 1 (12 laps): 1. 7 Otto Sitterly, 2. 50 Dave Gruel, 3. 05 Jeff Abold, 4. 72 Dave Danzer, 5. 68 Michael Barnes, 6. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 7. 55 Keith Shampine, 8. 71 Bill Sharkey

Heat 2 (12 laps): 1. 2 Dave Shullick Jr, 2. 0 Tim Snyder, 3. 00 Joe Gosek, 4. 01 Dan Connors, 5. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 6. 15 Michael Muldoon, 7. 56 Hal LaTulip, 8. 78 Guard Nearbin

Feature (50 laps): 1. 15 Michael Muldoon, 2. 00 Joe Gosek, 3. 2 Dave Shullick Jr, 4. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 5. 7 Otto Sitterly, 6. 0 Tim Snyder, 7. 55 Keith Shampine, 8. 68 Michael Barnes, 9. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 10. 01 Dan Connors, 11. 56 Hal LaTulip, 12. 71 Bill Sharkey, 13. 50 Dave Gruel, 14. 05 Jeff Abold, 15. 78 Guard Nearbin, 16. 72 Dave Danzer

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: 00 - Joe Gosek

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: 83 - Lou LeVea Jr.

Brad Penn Oil Supermodified Heat Winners: Dave Shullick Jr, Otto Sitterly

 

Park Jefferson Speedway Results

In a night that saw one of the all-time greats Ricky “Racer” Stephan notch win number 100 in the IMCA Modified division, drivers and fans alike enjoyed a fabulous night of racing on Pepsi night at Park Jefferson Speedway. With a racing surface that was near perfect and large field of 106 cars on hand and racing finishing at 10:30, fans could not have asked for more.
The highlight of the night was defending SignMasters IMCA Champion picking up his historic 100th IMCA Victory. Stephan, who has been competing since the earliest days of Park Jefferson, cruised from his 8th starting spot and meticulously worked his way through traffic to take the top spot. The great victory for “Racer” was his 21st of his career and moves him to 5th all-time in Park Jefferson Modified victories, and means that Park Jefferson accounts for twenty percent of the 100 victory total. Finishing 2nd was a hard fought run from Bob Moore who spun during the feature, went to the back and rallied over Jim Thies to take silver honors.
The Keizer Wheels 360 Sprint Cars were a sight unto themselves as Cody Ledger brought the dive bomb of slidejobs to take the victory. Using a wide racing line between 3&4, Ledger threw sliders at both Don Droud Jr. in the Swensen 24 and Seth Brahmer to take the top prize.
It was Sioux Falls Casey Abbas making his way to the front in the IMCA Sprint Cars. Abbas, who has competed also in the 360 division, was able to pick up his first win by holding off the 2 previous winners in John Lambertz and Colin Smith.
While Stephans victory was the highpoint, the Schaeffer Oil Sport Modifieds put on the feature of the night and perhaps the year. All went smoothly with Cody Thompson taking point and Todd Boulware chasing. In the closing laps, a Boulware slider stuck in front of Thompson but Thompsons front became entangled with Boulware’s rear bumper. The ensuing melee saw Jeff Brunssen, Rusty Montagne and a rear placed re starting Karl Brewer surge to the front. It was a Brunssen dive bomb through 3&4 which saw him come out on top over Boulware and Thompson. Tempers were hot between Thompson and Boulware in tech and will be an interesting story to watch as the season unfolds.
The J&J Fitting Stock Cars saw a new entrant to victory lane as Zach Olivier came from deep in the field to take winning honors over Todd Gereau. The Sioux Falls and former I 90 Speedway competitor now call Park Jeff home and was able to take the lead late in the contest over Gereau and Aaron Cain’s strong run.
The IMCA Hobby Stocks saw the veteran Craig Clift in his blue Stephan Welding 77 utilize the thick cushion to cruise to a top spot. He dominated from the outset and held off Andy Hoffman. The interesting mix is the ongoing fued between third place finishing Paul Menard and Aaron Shearn which is taking the saying “rubbing is racing” to a new level, and is certain to attract the attention of the Park Jefferson officials as the season progresses.
The Fox 620 IMCA Sport Compacts were won by Brody Spreng, who took the momentum off of the bottom and held on to win over David Bates by a car length. Luke Jackson rounded out the field.
The mid-summer clash between the Nebraska 360’s and MSTS is up this Saturday night as the finale of the Dual in the Dakota’s. The event, sponsored by Motor Parts Central, will be a hotly contested one as drivers will be on the 3rd night of racing in the upper Midwest for the 360 sprint cars. The six IMCA classes will also be on hand for what should be an exciting night of racing. Gates will open at 5 pm with hot laps scheduled for 6:30. Adult tickets are $17, Seniors 70+ are $10 and Children 6-16 $5 with under 6 free.

IMCA Sprint Cars
A Feature 1: 1. 17V-Casey Abbas, [2]; 2. 20-John Lambertz, [4]; 3. 05-Colin Smith, [3]; 4. 7L-Jesse Lindberg, [6]; 5. 77R-Taylor Ryan, [5]; 6. X-Josh Sterrett, [1]; 7. 35-Mike Stegenga, [7]
Keizer Wheels Championship 360 Sprint Cars
A Feature 1: 1. 35L-Cody Ledger, [5]; 2. 13V-Seth Brahmer, [1]; 3. 82-Jordan Boston, [17]; 4. 24BH-Don Droud Jr, [2]; 5. 17-Ryan Bickett, [4]; 6. 11X-Gregg Bakker, [11]; 7. 14-Jody Rosenboom, [6]; 8. 86-Jordan Martens, [14]; 9. 77-John Klabunde, [3]; 10. 12L-John Lambertz, [12]; 11. 4-Cody Hansen, [13]; 12. 29-Lyle Howey III, [8]; 13. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, [15]; 14. 2D-Dusty Ballenger, [9]; 15. 17S-Lee Goos Jr, [7]; 16. 47-Brant OBanion, [16]; 17. 75-Tommy Barber, [10]

 

 

Bailey Hibbard #1 Won his second Main Event in his last three starts.

David Hibbard #1 won his first Trophy Dash of the season.

Bailey Hibbard Wins Again In Southern Oregon Speedway Kendall Oil Sprint Cars

By Don Martin II

White City, Oregon...July 8...Sixteen year old Bailey Hibbard won his second 25 lap Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. It was a race that nearly got away late, but Hibbard stayed smooth and brought it home to a $1,000 victory aboard his Dave's Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators/Pacific Properties sponsored Sprinter. Point leader Kyler Barraza made a last ditch attempt to take the lead, but he came up short at the end.

The preliminaries had three different winners. Barraza won the eight lap heat race, while David Hibbard was the winner of the four lap Trophy Dash. B. Hibbard won the four lap Scramble to earn the pole for the feature. B. Hibbard raced into the lead over Barraza and D. Hibbard at the start of the Main Event. The only caution flag of the race flew on lap three for a Calvin Hibbard spin in Turn 2. B. Hibbard maintained the lead on the restart with Barraza and D. Hibbard right behind him for a while. However, young Bailey left the second place battle and steadily reeled in the fourth place battle of Merissa Henson and Camden Robustelli. Henson was driving a smooth race and was leaving no opening for Robustelli. When B. Hibbard caught the two cars, he was reluctant to make a move up high to get around them. Barraza pulled right behind B. Hibbard as they took the white flag. Exciting Turn 4 one last time, Barraza attempted to get underneath him, but he spun to avoid contact. B. Hibbard went on to victory ahead of D. Hibbard, Henson, Robustelli, Barraza and Calvin Hibbard.

The Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars will be back on July 22nd and August 5th. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars Heat-Kyler Barraza, Bailey Hibbard, David Hibbard. Trophy Dash-David Hibbard, Kyler Barraza, Bailey Hibbard. Scramble-Bailey Hibbard, Kyler Barraza, David Hibbard. Main Event-Bailey Hibbard, David Hibbard, Merissa Henson, Camden Robustelli, Kyler Barraza, Calvin Hibbard.

 

 

BITNER WINS MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES EVENT AT BRIDGEPORT BY 0.003 OF A SECOND OVER STIEF BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY

 By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

Mark Bitner, of Columbus, NJ, took home his first win of the 2017 season on Saturday at Bridgeport Speedway by only 0.003 of a second over fifth place starting Rick Stief. Bitner led wire to wire without any challenge, until a late race caution bunched the field back together, allowing Stief to work his magic in the final five laps, creating another exhilarating and crowd-pleasing occasion for the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series.

“When we took the green back again, my car prior to that started hanging a little bit in the corners, so I figured I’d just go down to the bottom where the car is driving off straight, and just do the best that I could do,” Bitner said post-race. “I just want to thank my guys Mr. Mo, Roger, Ricky and especially my car owner Brian Nixon, for giving me a great car that lasted all the way until the end of race”.

With Bitner and Tim Tanner Jr. starting two by two on the pole for the twenty-lap feature event, it would be the Nixon Motorsports #202 winning the drag race into turn one with Tanner, Jeff Geiges, Scott Frack and Stefanie Carberry falling in line behind him. For the first five laps, most of the field was running single file, but it was Eddie Wagner making moves early in the race, advancing to eighth place from his thirteenth starting spot.

By the seventh circuit, Bitner had caught up to lapped traffic, while maintaining a straight away lead over Tim Tanner Jr., who began tracking Bitner down while the leader struggled a bit maneuvering through the slower cars.

“You have to pick and choose a little bit, or you’re going to end up getting wrecked”, Bitner commented about his battle with lapped traffic. “The track was in really good shape though. In the beginning, I think there was a little too much water, but once we ran it in, it was really fast and racy where I was able to run where ever, so it was great all around”.

Meanwhile, Rick Stief, who had just swapped positions with Scott Frack, taking fourth, was looking pretty strong in the second half of the race.

“We had a really good hold of the track the entire time, there was just a whole lot of cars just blocking the momentum we had that you need to run fast here at Bridgeport,” Stief recalled. “They weren’t doing it on purpose, not at all, it’s just the nature of the beast when racing with lapped traffic”.

The first and only caution occurred on lap fifteen due to rookie Bobby Scherff coming to a stop after suffering from engine failure.

On the restart, it was Bitner, Tanner, Stief, Geiges and Frack, with Stefanie Carberry and Eddie Wagner looking to crack into the top five. Bitner would once again resume the lead after the green flag was displayed, and Stief quickly inherited second place from Tanner the next time around.

“When we had the restart with five to go, we were driving into the sun, and the cars behind me must have gotten really low and threw water on the track in turns three and four, and when I went in there, hitting the same marks that I’ve been hitting all race long, there was nothing but water in that lane, and my car broke free and I was just sliding sideways,” Tanner recollected. “Rick has something figured out here, I’m not sure what it is, but it’s something good, so he’s been pretty fast so far this year”.

With two laps remaining Stief began working the outside lane, edging closer to Bitner in the final moments. As they exited turns three and four, Stief and Bitner gave it all they had running inches away from each other side by side to cross the finish line first. In the end, officials referred back to photographs to name “Mr. Twister” Mark Bitner the victor, with Rick Stief coming home a very close second.

“I’ll take it,” Stief said after the race. “We had a third going at Grandview before we got took out of that deal, and we ended up finishing thirteenth, so a second here, almost winning, is good considering we pulled a forty-two out of fifty pills earlier tonight, which set us back in qualifying. I just have to thank my crew, Chas and my buddies that come by and help me during the week, Bruce Davis and Bruce Davis (no relation, just happen to have the same name!)”.

Twenty-three cars made the ticket for the Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI) sponsored event, with three $25 DMI gift certificates going to Mark Bitner, Keith Andersen, and Bryant Davis. Ten raffle tickets for the DMI and Engler Machine and Tool end of the year giveaways were distributed to the top five feature finishers and five randomly chosen drivers, and the three heat race wins, sponsored by Competition Suspension Inc., Freiberger Excavating and Professional Design Services went to Mark Bitner, Tim Tanner Jr, and Brendon Poff.

Eddie Wagner collected the $25 Bruce’s Auto Body award for advancing nine positions (13th-4th) and well as $25 for the worst pill draw, courtesy of Professional Design Services. Jeff Geiges took home the $25 Bitner Automotive “Lightning Fast Time of the Night” award for turning a 19.464 second lap time during his heat race. Other contingencies handed out on Saturday were $50 to Bobby Bulter for being the last car on the lead lap, a $25 gift certificate to Tom Carberry courtesy of Todd’s Performance and 5 gallons of FREE fuel to the feature winner Mark Bitner provided by Kelly Racing Fuels.

The Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series returns on Friday, July 21st at Bridgeport Speedway for a double feature event. The Sprints will be completing their make-up feature from June 17th, and also a full night’s program. For more information on MASS, visit www.masprintseries.com and be sure to follow us on Facebook at Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series.

Feature (20 LAPS): MARK BITNER, Rick Stief, Tim Tanner Jr., Eddie Wagner, Jeff Geiges, Tommy Carberry, Scott Frack, Brendon Poff, Jamie Kostic, Sam Lieberman, Bryan Davis, Zack Burd, Bobby Butler, David Bonner, Tom Carberry, Dean Conk, Larry McVay, Craig Pellegrini Jr. DNF: Stefanie Carberry, Bobby Scherff, Austin Bishop, JC Webster, Keith Andersen

 

 

Double-X Speedway
California, MO
July 9, 2017

The 5th annual "Race for Riley" Riley Hudson memorial race offered something for race fans of all ages. Younger fans were rewarded with over 20 bicycles and riding toys given away, almost 100 raffle prizes and numerous free giveaways all evening long helped to honor the memory of Riley Hudson, a young lady taken from us all too soon. Oh yeah, there was some pretty good racing action on the track as well. All four weekly classes were in attendance with the Street Stocks being the highlighted class this year for this very special race.

Fifteen street stock driver signed in for the evenings events and all of them started the 20 lap feature event. Veterans Steve Beach and Brandon Dunham started alongside each other on the front row. At the start Dunham took the early lead over Beach and the remainder of the field. As the two leaders were racing each other another veteran began making his presence known as "Smokin" Joe Miller joined the leaders and they began a three way race for the lead. Running several laps side by side and nose to tail the three veterans put on a great display of driving that was described by one of them as "the most fun I've had racing in a long time." Mechanical issues would sideline Miller first and Beach would overtake Dunham for the lead as they encountered lapped cars. A caution on lap 17 would prove to be the undoing for many of the leaders. Beach would suffer mechanical problems and have to retire to the pit area. Dunham would also go pitside with damage from an earlier altercation. Robert White would find himself at the point on the final restart only to suffer engine woes which saw some big racing taking place. At the checkered flag it was Otterville, MO driver Clayton Campbell claiming the victory. It was no cake walk as Campbell had spun earlier in the event and had to restart at the tail and race his way back to the front. Following Campbell under the checker was Danny McKenzie in second, Evan Hays in third, Destiny Dowell climbing from 13th to fourth and Dale Berry recovering from a spin to finish fifth. Beach and Dunham claimed the heat race victories. Beach also claimed the Dash for Cash in the division.

In the winged sprint cars one could say the feature event would shape up to be something akin to a gunfight of the Old West. With local and regional star Jonathan Cornell of Sedalia on the pole at the start and national traveler Josh Baughman of Odessa,TX on the outside, race fans were sure to see a showdown on the quarter mile. On the initial start it was Baughman who would fire the first shot on the outside and take the lead but it was all negated as the caution flag waved before a lap was complete. On the ensuing restart it was Cornell who would win the challenge and take the lead into turns one and two. Cornell would open a three quarters straightaway lead over the field but running his usual, controlled line. Baughman was not to be deterred as he run hard against, and sometimes over, the cushion as he began to reel in the leader Cornell. On lap 8 Baughman was able to make the pass in lapped traffic and began to open up a lead of his own. Still attacking the cushion he almost had victory in sight when a late caution set up a three lap dash to the checkered with Cornell at the rear bumper of the Baughman machine, The caution also allowed Tyler Blank to close up on Cornell. Baughman was able to gain the advantage on the restart and claim the checkered over the talented Cornell in second, Blank came across the lines third, Taylor Walton was fourth, Paul Solomon fifth and Chris Solomon completed the running order in sixth. Ben Brown and Broc Elliott completed the field. Cornell and Baughman won the heat races.

In the Hobby Stock division another exciting feature saw cars getting together, but standing tall in victory lane was Chuck Coffey once again this year. Coffey chased early leader Mike Schrader and was able to make the pass in turn four. After the pass Coffey was never headed enroute to the victory. Drew Tully posted a second place finish, Alvin Cooney ran a strong third, Aaron Brookshier had an impressive run to finish fourth and Nathan Tully completed the top five. Schrader and Cooney picked up the victories in the heat races.

It has been a year of disappointments for Nick Rasa at Double-X in the 600cc Winged Micro Sprint Division. Sunday night however, he was able to put those disappointments behind as he parked his #26B machine in victory lane for the first time this season at the track. Rasa spent much of the race chasing leader Jack Wagner as the Lone Jack, MO driver looked to have the field covered. On a late restart though, the 73J of Wagner stumbled and was unable to come up to speed allowing Rasa to power by and take the victory. Kaitlin Boland ran a very strong second, Samuel Wagner claimed third, Travis Arnold was fourth and the last car running at the checkered. Riley Goodno used a last lap high side pass to take the heat race victory.

Next Sunday night is Sonic night at the races. There will be a "meet and greet" at the California Sonic location with drivers from Double-X beginning at approximately 1:30 Sunday afternoon. The following week, July 23 is the 15th annual Clyde Wood memorial race featuring the ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars vying for a winner's purse of $3000.

Double-X Speedway Results-

Street Stocks-
Feature- 1. 30C-Clayton Campbell, Otterville; 2. 77-Danny McKenzie, Warrensburg; 3. 54-Evan Hays, California; 4. 29D-Destiny Dowell, Tipton; 5. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia; 6. 52J-James Keeran, California; 7. 4U-Brandon Hays, California; 8. 5-Robert White, Lebanon; 9. 44-Brandon Dunham, California; 10. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon; 11. 56-Mark Davis, Grovespring; 12. 4-Marshall Berry, Tuscumbia; 13. 25-Joe Miller, Centertown; 14. 77F-Denny Fitzpatrick, Warrensburg; 15. 4K-John Ketterer, Marthasville

Dash- 1. Beach; 2. Dunham; 3. Campbell; 4. D. Berry; 5. White; 6. McKenzie; 7. M. Berry; 8. Miller

Heat 1- Beach; 2. M. Berry; 3. D. Berry; 4. McKenzie; 5. Ketterer; 6. Dowell; 7. Fitzpatrick; 8. Davis
Heat 2- 1. Dunham; 2. Miller;3. White; 4. Campbell; 5. E. Hays; 6. Keeran; 7. B. Hays

Winged Sprint Cars-
Feature-1. 17-Josh Baughman, Odessa,TX; 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 3. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 4. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 5. 7-Paul Solomon, Gisborne,Victoria, Australia; 6. 83-Chris Solomon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; 7. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 8. 75E-Broc Elliott, California

Heat 1- 1. Cornell; 2. P.;Solomon; 3. Walton; 4. C. Solomon
Heat 2 - 1. Baughman; 2. Brown; 3. Blank; 4. Elliott

Hobby Stocks
Feature- 1. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 2. 33-Drew Tully, Carrollton; 3. 69C-Alvin Cooney, Mexico; 4. 7X-Aaron Brookshier, Warsaw; 5. 21-Nathan Tully, Carrollton; 6. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home; 7. X-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 8. 82-Chris Brockert, Versailles; 9. 81-Blaze Belt, Syracuse; 10. 10X-Cole Canada, Fulton

Heat 1- 1. Schrader; 2. Coffey; 3. D. Tully; 4. N. Tully; 5. Brookshier
Heat 2- 1. Cooney; 2. Canada; 3. Wallingford; 4. Brockert; 5. Belt

600cc Winged Micro Sprints-
Feature= 1. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 2. 15-Kaitlin Boland, Columbia; 3. 73S-Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack; 4. 75-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove; 5. 11-Riley Goodno, Knoxville,IA; 6. 73J-Jack Wagner, Lone Jack; 7. 7JR-Kameron Key, Warrensburg; 8. 4-Braydon Renfro, Tipton (DNS)

Heat race-1. Goodno; 2. J. Wagner; 3. Boland; 4. Rasa; 5. Key; 6. S. Wagner; 7. Arnold; 8. Renfro (DNS)

 


Daum Victorious in 36th Annual Pepsi Nationals

Angell Park, WI - After the dust settled for the 36th Annual Pepsi Nationals at Angell Park Speedway, Zach Daum stood in the Speedway's famed victory lane thankful to have not only tallied off a win, breaking the 2017 dry spell, but also claiming a win at the track that has dealt the driver out of Pocahontas, Illinois so many ups and downs.

Starting on the pole of the 30-lap feature event with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League alongside the Badger Midget Racing Association, Daum immediately took command at the drop of the green flag over veteran driver, Scott Hatton. With four laps in the books, Daum's lead shrunk as the red flag displayed for the upside down car of Brad Loyet. Returning to green flag conditions, Andrew Felker charged from fourth to second and looked to pressure Daum for the lead, only for Felker's run to lose steam. Closing in on the halfway mark with 14 laps down, Daum closed in on lap traffic, only to have his battle with the lappers cut short as the yellow flew on lap 16 for Aaron Schuck off turn two.

Returning to racing, Daum immediately was challenged by Ryan Robinson, forfeiting his lead on lap 17 and falling back to the third position. Four laps later, the caution flew for the Cody Weisensel and Robbie Ray's tangled machines off turn four. With the field lined back up, Daum was able to regain his composure and make his way back to the front, charging past Tanner Thorson and Ryan Robinson in the final four laps to victory.

"We've been right there for most of the year; we kind of sucked there during SPEED Week and struggled," commented Zach Daum. "I thought I was doing alright and then they got to move around a little bit running second and third and when I saw we had nine to go, I stuck my car up a little bit to roll the bottom and got technical. I kind of like it when it gets technical. I'm super excited to win at Sun Prairie. I love this place. I'm now four and two. I've won four here and I've left here in an ambulance twice. We're still winning and we're going to keep at it."

"Just made some mistakes there at the end and it ended up costing us the race, which sucks," said Ryan Robinson. "We're going to go out next weekend in Grain Valley and hopefully get a win there. I want to thank all the fans for coming out, this is one of my favorite events all year."

"The guys gave me an awesome car and I really don't know what to say," stated Tanner Thorson. "Congratulations to Zach. He's obviously one of the best around and I love racing with him. That's pretty clean racing and that's what we come here for. I wish we could have gotten it done for this team, but we'll try again next year. This is probably one of my more favorite tracks on the list and I love coming here. I got my first win in a midget here, so it's always special to come back here."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 1 - SCOTT HATTON, Heat 2: 57X - CASEY SHUMAN, Heat 3: 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON, Heat 4: 71 - RYAN ROBINSON

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 05 - BRAD LOYET, 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 5D - ZACH DAUM

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 5D - ZACH DAUM 2. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 3. 67 - TANNER THORSON 4. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 5. 37 - ANDREW FELKER 6. 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY 7. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 8. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 9. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 10. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 11. 57 - GAGE WALKER 12. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 13. 37X - TERRY BABB 14. 6A - AIDAN ROOSEVANS 15. 53 - AARON SCHUCK 16. 57X - CASEY SHUMAN 17. 3 - ROBBIE RAY 18. 2B - ZACH BODEN 19. 1 - SCOTT HATTON 20. 20 - CODY WEISENSEL 21. 53Z - JEFF ZELINSKI 22. 05 - BRAD LOYET 23. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 24. 71K - TANNER CARRICK

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Steward and Gavin Win Their First of the Season at 34 Raceway

by Brian Neal West Burlington, IA (Saturday, July 8, 2017) - Another Saturday night meant another weekly racing action being held at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Casebine Credit Union and 101.7 The Bull helped to bring the action, with two drivers earning their first wins of the season at the track. While four other drivers claimed multiple wins of the season.

Brandon Tharp and Randy LaMar led the field to the drop of the green flag in the 15 lap Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMod feature, which was the first feature to take to the track on the night. LaMar took advantage of his starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Tharp and Jacob Whittington. Just after lap 1 was scored complete the first caution of the race appeared, as Scott Williams spun out Austen Becerra, who started 10th and was up to 4th, in turn 3 and collected Kyle Hill to bring out the yellow. On the restart Dan Keltner, who started 8th, went from fifth to grab the top spot, with Tharp and Whittington following. Another lap scored complete produced another caution, as Whittington got sideways in turn 2 and collected LaMar to bring out the yellow. Keltner moved back out front on the restart, with John Oliver Jr., who started 7th, and Sean Wyett, who started 9th, close behind. While Keltner set the pace out front, Oliver Jr. and Wyett swapped the runner up spot over the next 4 laps. Debris in turn 2 on lap 7 would slow the action for the third time. Once again Keltner jumped back out front on the restart, with Wyett and Oliver Jr. following. Two laps later, lap 9, Ryan Miller spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow, which also brought the race to the time limit. This would set up a one attempt of a green-white-checkered finish. On the restart Keltner jumped back out front, with Wyett and Oliver Jr. close behind. Just after lap 10 was scored complete Tom Lathrop. who was running 4th, spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. This would bring an end to the race, with Keltner scoring his second win of the season at the track. Wyett was 2nd, Oliver Jr. was 3rd, Tharp was 4th, with Whittington recovering from involvement in the lap 2 caution to finish in 5th.

Up next was the 15 lap Deery Brothers IMRA Midget feature, with Tyson Hart and Chase McDermand drawing the front row. But just as the green flag was waved the caution light came on, as Derek Goble spun in turn 1 to bring out the yellow. On the original restart McDermond jumped out front to lead lap 1 over Adam Taylor and Hart. Taylor and Hart would swap the runner up spot over the next 5 laps, as McDermand continued to lead. Just as McDermand started to pull away from the battle behind him, the second caution of the race appeared on lap 12. Goble would slow to a stop down the front stretch to bring out the yellow. On the restart McDermand moved back out front, with Hart and Dillon Morley close behind. Despite a few challenges from Hart over the final laps, McDermand was able to hold on to pick up his second win of the season at 34 Raceway. Hart was 2nd, Morley was 3rd, Taylor was 4th, with Jacob Sollenberger coming home in 5th.

Travis Porter and Colton Fisher led the field to green in the WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprint feature, with Porter grabbing the lead on lap 1 over Fisher and Dave Getchell. Porter then held the top spot until lap 4, when Donnie Steward, who started 10th, used the top of the track to grab the lead away. Just as Steward started to pull away from the field, the red flag came out to bring the slow the action for the first and only time. Nick Guernsey got upside down in turn 3 and Porter spun to bring out the red. Guernsey would climb from his car okay. On the restart Steward moved back out front, with Getchell and Daniel Bergquist close behind. While Steward set a fast pace out front, Jarrod Schneiderman, who started 9th, was working his way towards the front. On lap 14 Schneiderman was able to take over the runner up spot. But without another caution there was no catching Steward, as he went on to win his first feature of the season at the track. Schneiderman was 2nd, Getchell was 3rd, Ben Wagoner started 8th and finished 4th, with Bergquist rounding out the top 5.

Up next was the 15 lap Pepsi IMCA Stock Car feature, with Scott Jordan and Derek Schwandt leading the field to green. But it was third place starter Chad Krogmeier who grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Jordan and Jason Cook. While Krogmeier led the field, Cook and Matt Gavin, who started 6th, battled for the runner up spot, with Gavin taking control of the spot on lap 5. Gavin then set his sights on Krogmeier for the lead, as Tom Bowling Jr., who started 8th, and John Oliver Jr., who started 9th, work themselves into the battle for third. Coming off turn 4 to complete lap 11 Gavin was able to slip under Krogmeier to take over the top spot, leaving Krogmeier to battle Bowlong Jr. and Oliver Jr. for second. With the battle for second going two and three wide, Gavin would go on to claim his first win of the season at 34 Raceway. Bowling Jr. edged out Krogmeier for 2nd, Oliver Jr. was 4th, with Jake Wenig finishing in 5th.

Troy Rentfro and Chadwick Giberson made up the front row for the 15 lap Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modified feature, with Giberson jumping out front to lead lap 1 over Rentfro and Rich Smith. Smith would slip under Giberson to take over the top spot on lap 2. While Smith started to pull away from the rest of the field, Dennis LaVeine, who started 8th, and Brandon Rothzen, who started 11th, were working their way towards the front. On lap 6 LaVeine took over second, while it took Rothzen until lap 10 to move into third. These two then tried to chase down Smith for the lead. But without a caution there was no catching Smith, who went on to win his second feature of the season at the track. LaVeine settled for 2nd, Rothzen settled for 3rd, Dean McGee was 4th, with Dugan Thye coming home in 5th.

The final feature to take to the track on the night was the 12 lap Sonny's Market 4-Cylinders, with Wayne Chamblee and Lisa Benningfield leading the field to green. Benningfield would take advantage of her starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Chamblee and David Prim. The lead for Benningfield then lasted until lap 5, when Kimberly Abbott, who started 8th, slipped by to take over the top spot. Two laps later, lap 7, debris down the front stretch slowed the action. On the restart Chamblee lost a right front tire in turn 2 to bring the yellow light back on. The following restart saw Abbott jump back out front, with Brandon Lambert, who started 7th, and Larry Miller, who started 6th, close behind. Abbott then pulled away over the final laps to score her fourth win of the season at the track. Lambert was 2nd, Miller was 3rd, Prim was 4th, with Jerrod Nichols rounding out the top 5.

Coming up next week, Saturday, July 15th will be Sonny's Market Night. The WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints, Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modifieds, Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars, Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMods, Sunoco Fuels Mod Lites, Sonny's Market 4-Cylinders, and Crazy Coyote Mini Hauler Trucks will all be in action.

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

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS 34 Raceway, West Burlington, Iowa Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 101.7 The Bull and Casebine Credit Union Night

WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints

A-Feature: 1. Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA; 2. Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA; 3. Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA; 4. Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL; 5. Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA; 6. Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA; 7. Shane Quam, Burlington, IA; 8. Harold Pohren, New London, IA; 9. Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA; 10. Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA; 11. Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA; 12. Devon Rouse, Burlington, IA; 13. Travis Porter, Rock Island, IL; 14. Nick Guernsey, Burlington, IA; 15. Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA

Heat 1: 1. Colton Fisher; 2. Ben Wagoner; 3. Dave Getchell; 4. Tanner Gebhardt; 5. Daniel Bergquist; 6. Harold Pohren; 7. Ryan Jamison; 8. Devon Rouse

Heat 2: 1. Travis Porter; 2. Nick Guernsey; 3. Jarrod Schneiderman; 4. Shane Quam; 5. Donnie Steward; 6. Wyatt Wilkerson; 7. Andy Krieger

Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modifieds

A-Feature: 1. Rich Smith, Taylor Ridge, IL; 2. Dennis LaVeine, West Burlington, IA; 3. Brandon Rothzen, Gladstone, IL; 4. Dean McGee, Galesburg, IL; 5. Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA; 6. Troy Rentfro, Lynn Center, IL; 7. Dustin Smith, Taylor Ridge, IL; 8. Chadwick Giberson, Richland, IA; 9. Bill Roberts Jr., Burlington, IA; 10. Darrow Lillie, Burlington, IA; 11. James Raleigh, Colchester, IL (DNS)

Heat 1: 1. Dugan Thye; 2. Troy Rentfro; 3. Dustin Smith; 4. Bill Roberts Jr.; 5. James Raleigh

Heat 2: 1. Rich Smith; 2. Dennis LaVeine; 3. Dean McGee; 4. Chadwick Giberson; 5. Darrow Lillie

Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars

A-Feature: 1. Matt Gavin, Monmouth, IL; 2. Tom Bowling Jr., Danville, IA; 3. Chad Krogmeier, Burlington, IA; 4. John Oliver Jr., Danville, IA; 5. Jake Wenig, Burlington, IA; 6. Jason Cook, Mt Pleasant, IA; 7. Ray Raker, Burlington, IA; 8. Dane Fenton, Burlington, IA; 9. Scott Jordan, Wapello, IA; 10. Derek Schwandt, Burlington, IA; 11. Chase Klenk, New London, IA (DNS)

Heat 1: 1. Tom Bowling Jr.; 2. Chad Krogmeier; 3. Jason Cook; 4. Scott Jordan; 5. Chase Klenk; 6. Dane Fenton

Heat 2: 1. Ray Raker; 2. Jake Wenig; 3. Matt Gavin; 4. John Oliver Jr.; 5. Derek Schwandt

Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMods

A-Feature: 1. Daniel Keltner, Grandview, IA; 2. Sean Wyett, Danville, IA; 3. John Oliver Jr., Danville, IA; 4. Brandon Tharp, Vinton, IA; 5. Jacob Whittington, Davenport, IA; 6. Ron Kibbe, Mt Pleasant, IA; 7. Ryan Miller, Gladstone, IL; 8. Dustin Ravelin, Middletown, IA; 9. Tom Lathrop, Ottumwa, IA; 10. Austen Becerra, Carthage, IL; 11. Aaron Mitchell, Palo, IA; 12. Randy LaMar, Buffalo, IA; 13. Kyle Hill, New London, IA; 14. Scott Williams, Atkins, IA

Heat 1: 1. Tom Lathrop; 2. John Oliver Jr.; 3. Austen Becerra; 4. Brandon Tharp; 5. Ryan Miller; 6. Dustin Ravelin; 7. Kyle Hill (DNS)

Heat 2: 1. Scott Williams; 2. Daniel Keltner; 3. Sean Wyett; 4. Jacob Whittington; 5. Randy LaMar; 6. Ron Kibbe; 7. Aaron Mitchell

Deery Brothers IMRA Midgets

A-Feature: 1. Chase McDermand, Springfield, IL; 2. Tyson Hart, Monmouth, IL; 3. Dillon Morley, Moline, IL; 4. Adam Taylor, Dwight, IL; 5. Jacob Sollenberger, Canton, IL; 6. Broc Hunnell, Eolia, MO; 7. Jeremy Hull, Monmouth, IL; 8. Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA; 9. Brent Burrows, Lewistown, IL; 10. Kurt Mueller, Reynolds, IL; 11. Derek Goble, Burlington, IA; 12. Gedd Ross, Havana, IL (DNS)

Heat 1: 1. Chase McDermand; 2. Broc Hunnell; 3. Dillon Morley; 4. Brayden Gaylord; 5. Brent Burrows; 6. Kurt Mueller

Heat 2: 1. Tyson Hart; 2. Adam Taylor; 3. Jacob Sollenberger; 4. Jeremy Hull; 5. Derek Goble; 6. Gedd Ross

Sonny's Market 4-Cylinders

A-Feature: 1. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, IL; 2. Brandon Lambert, Carthage, IL; 3. Larry Miller, Burlington, IA; 4. David Prim, Hamilton, IL; 5. Jerrod Nichols, Stronghurst, IL; 6. Ashton Blain, Burlington, IA; 7. Jeffery DeLonjay, Quincy, IL; 8. Eric Eye, Danville, IA; 9. Wesley Talley, Monmouth, IL; 10. Cody Bowman, Washington, IA; 11. Matthew Milligan, Cedar Rapids, IA; 12. Jason Ash, Burlington, IA; 13. Kevin Favorite, Cedar Rapids, IA; 14. David Judd, Burlington, IA; 15. Lisa Benningfield, Milan, IL; 16. Wayne Chamblee, Biggsville, IL

Heat 1: 1. Larry Miller; 2. David Prim; 3. Jeffery DeLonjay; 4. Wayne Chamblee; 5. Kimberly Abbott; 6. Eric Eye; 7. Cody Bowman; 8. David Judd

Heat 2: 1. Lisa Benningfield; 2. Brandon Lambert; 3. Jerrod Nichols; 4. Ashton Blain; 5. Jason Ash; 6. Wesley Talley; 7. Matthew Milligan; 8. Kevin Favorite

 

 

Derrik Lusk Tops Great UMSS Race At Cedar Lake Speedway
New Richmond, WI
By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-8-17)

A season high 22 UMSS winged sprint cars signed into the pits on a fantastic summer evening for the second night of the popular World of Outlaws weekend on Saturday evening July 8 at the Cedar Lake Speedway. In front of a very large crowd, Derrik Lusk of Jackson topped an incredible battle amongst the top three cars and drove to his first Cedar Lake Speedway feature win and his second UMSS career victory. It was also the second race in the Midwest Power Equipment/GRP Motorsports nine race series, as the strongest field of UMSS winged sprint cars so far this season provided a very entertaining evening as the support division. Pumped with energy after winning the exciting 25 lap feature race, Lusk exited his sprint car, climbed up on the back behind the top wing and raised his hands high in the air to celebrate in Rock Auto Victory Lane. Moments later during his post-race interview with announcer Marty Gallagher, Lusk had some great comments for the fans indicating that you won't find a better sprint car race in this area than the one he just won. Lusk earned $1,500 for the thrilling victory.

Using their traditional race format, the UMSS sprints ran three heats, two Challenge races and their feature. Heat races were won by April CLS winner Wade Nygaard of Grand Forks, two-time Midwest Power Series champion Chris Graf of Glencoe, and Eric Lutz of Sioux Falls. Several interesting twists and turns of fate took place during the first Challenge race. Both Mark Toews and Dean Brown had issues with their cars stalling after being pushed off and were unable to start. Both drivers got their cars running for the feature race later in the evening, but they would find themselves starting deep in the field. High point driver after the heats, Lutz, was moving forward when suddenly his car rolled to a stop in turn four on the second lap. Lutz was done for the night with an engine failure, loaded up early, and began the long drive back home.

That brings us to another interesting story for the evening. Prior to the start of the races, Jeff Pellersels was planning on racing his #22 winged sprint car which has a CT525 Pace Performance engine in it. Racedoc, as he is known to fans and fellow competitors, had run the same car without a wing the night before. Feeling a bit exhausted and not well enough to safely race, Racedoc found Traditional sprint car racer Mike Mueller walking around in the east side stands during WoO hot laps, asked him if he would like to drive his car for night, and they both quickly headed to the pits to see if Mike could fit into Racedoc's drivers suit, helmet and seat. Mission accomplished. Just moments before, Mueller had planned on being a spectator for the evening and suddenly at the last minute, he would be driving a winged sprint car for the night. Mueller had driven the car a couple of times for Racedoc back on Memorial Day weekend at Rice Lake and Eagle Valley.

Mueller finished fifth in his heat race and started on the pole for the first Challenge race. After the drama mentioned above played out, Mike added to it by winning it, topping Nygaard, Jamey Ogston, Tori Knutson and several others in the process. The second Challenge race saw young Chase Viebrock lead the first eight laps before 2015-2016 UMSS champion Ryan Bowers got past for the final three laps. All this took place before what would turn out to be a tremendous feature event.

Following the double round of qualifiers, Nygaard, Bowers, Lusk and Graf were the top four cars in passing and finishing points. The redraw would see Nygaard and Bowers on the front row for the feature with Graf and Lusk sitting behind them in row two. Earning solid points with their performances in the heats and challenge races, the third row would be comprised of Friday night Traditional sprint car winner Anna Hippe in her 360 winged sprint car and Mueller.

With Eric Lutz the only car not able to make the feature race, 21 UMSS winged sprints roared to life at the drop of flagman Jeff Stacken's green. Bowers blasted into the lead with Nygaard and Lusk close behind. Six laps into the race, Bowers had caught the back of the field and began lapping. Nygaard and Lusk closed in. Lusk took second on lap ten and began to challenge Bowers. The first caution waved with 11 laps scored when Jamey Ogston got sideways exciting turn two. Although Ogston managed to keep his car under power, the yellow light blinked on for safety reasons. Ogston restarted at the tail end of the lead lap cars. When the race went back to green, things really started to get interesting up front as Lusk stayed close to Bowers.

Bob McVitty spun in turn four with 15 laps in the books to bring out the second yellow. The next 5-6 laps provided spectacular racing amongst the three leaders. Bowers would lead for two more laps before Nygaard came from third to first to lead laps 18 & 19. Lusk then got by both cars and led lap 20, as the lead was literally changing hands amongst those three cars on several occasions. On lap 21, Jake Kouba blew up big time in turn four with the leaders approaching and dumped a ton of oil on the track. That brought out the third caution and interrupted what had been a fan-pleasing battle. Scoring reverted back one lap with Lusk in the lead on lap 20. Roger McVitty spun backwards on the front stretch on the restart for the final caution. Lusk was able to hold off Nygaard in the quick five lap dash to the checkers. Bowers, Graf and Viebrock completed the top five. Rounding out the top ten finishers was Mueller, 17th starter Toews, Ogston, Knutson and Ty Sampair in his Traditional sprint car with a wing on top and a four-barrel carb bolted on the engine. Sixteen cars finished the race. Toews earned the $100 GRP Motorsports Hard Charger Award with his +10 performance.

The UMSS winged sprints take a weekend off before returning to action at the Ogilvie Raceway on Saturday night July 22 for the running of the 6th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial. It is also the third race in the Midwest Power Equipment/GRP Motorsports series and will feature a nice purse with added series money from Midwest Power and GRP along with a very strong purse addition from Margaret Tabor. Look for a press release in the upcoming days with the details. Keep tabs on all of the UMSS winged sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the red logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway July 8, 2017 (Race #10)

Midwest Power Equip/GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 2-Derrik Lusk, [4]; 2. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [1]; 3. 64-Ryan Bowers, [2]; 4. 20G-Chris Graf, [3]; 5. 50-Chase Viebrock, [8]; 6. 22-Mike Mueller, [6]; 7. 5T-Mark Toews, [17]; 8. 03-Jamey Ogston, [7]; 9. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson, [10]; 10. N1-Ty Sampair, [14]; 11. 77-Kevin Bradwell, [12]; 12. 62-Ronnie Erickson, [9]; 13. 1-Dean Brown, [18]; 14. 34-Denny Stordahl, [15]; 15. 95-Trevor Redding, [21]; 16. 7M-Bob McVitty, [13]; 17. (DNF) 5-Anna Hippe, [5]; 18. (DNF) 74-Roger McVitty, [19]; 19. (DNF) 16-Jake Kouba, [16]; 20. (DNF) 91A-Reed Allex, [11]; 21. (DNF) 00-Kyle Finnegan, [20]; (DNS) 5L-Eric Lutz.
Lap Leaders: Bowers 1-17, Nygaard 18-19, Lusk 20-25. Cautions: (4) yellows. Great race!

K1 Race Gear Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [2]; 2. 91A-Reed Allex, [1]; 3. 5T-Mark Toews, [6]; 4. 64-Ryan Bowers, [7]; 5. 22-Mike Mueller, [3]; 6. 16-Jake Kouba, [4]; 7. 34-Denny Stordahl, [5]; 8. 95-Trevor Redding, [8]
Lap Leader: Nygaard 1-8. No cautions.

Pace Performance Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 20G-Chris Graf, [1]; 2. 1-Dean Brown, [2]; 3. 2-Derrik Lusk, [3]; 4. 03-Jamey Ogston, [4]; 5. 50-Chase Viebrock, [6]; 6. 77-Kevin Bradwell, [5]; (DNS) 74-Roger McVitty,
Lap Leader: Graf 1-7. No cautions.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 5L-Eric Lutz, [4]; 2. 5-Anna Hippe, [1]; 3. 62-Ronnie Erickson, [2]; 4. N1-Ty Sampair, [3]; 5. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson, [5]; 6. 7M-Bob McVitty, [6]; 7. 00-Kyle Finnegan, [7]
Lap Leaders: Hippe 1-4, Lutz 5-7. No cautions.

GRP Motorsports Challenge Race 1 (11 Laps): 1. 22-Mike Mueller, [1]; 2. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [7]; 3. 03-Jamey Ogston, [3]; 4. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson, [2]; 5. 62-Ronnie Erickson, [5]; 6. 7M-Bob McVitty, [10]; 7. 34-Denny Stordahl, [9]; 8. 00-Kyle Finnegan, [11]; 9. (DNF) 5L-Eric Lutz, [8]; (DNS) 5T-Mark Toews, ; (DNS) 1-Dean Brown,
Lap Leader: Mueller 1-11. Cautions: (1) yellow for 5L stalled turn 4 with 1 lap scored.

Midwest Power Equip Challenge Race 2 (11 Laps): 1. 64-Ryan Bowers, [2]; 2. 2-Derrik Lusk, [4]; 3. 50-Chase Viebrock, [1]; 4. 5-Anna Hippe, [6]; 5. 20G-Chris Graf, [7]; 6. 77-Kevin Bradwell, [9]; 7. 91A-Reed Allex, [5]; 8. N1-Ty Sampair, [3]; 9. 16-Jake Kouba, [8]; 10. 95-Trevor Redding, [10]; 11. 74-Roger McVitty, [11]
Lap Leaders: Viebrock 1-8, Bowers 9-11. No cautions.

 

Ryan Ruhl Rules MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge At Merritt Speedway

ERIE, MI (July 9, 2017) – 2007 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Rookie of the Year, Ryan drove from his 7th place starting position to win Saturday’s caution-free 25 lap MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge at Merritt Speedway, Michigan’s Premier Dirt Track.

Mike Astrauskas took the lead from the pole and held the lead for twenty laps, fighting off challenges by Brad Lamberson who pulled alongside at one point.  Meanwhile, Ruhl steadily moved through the field and took the lead out of turn 4 from race long leader Astrauskas with five laps to go and went on to win his second feature of the 2017 racing season.  The 30-year-old from Coldwater, Michigan in his popular #16 C&C Contractors/J&J Chassis/Rider Racing Engines sprinter would score career win #15 and the victory moves him into a tie for ninth all-time in SOD history. Brad Lamberson finished second ahead of two-time SOD Champion, Gregg Dalman while Astrauskas and 2001 SOD Champion, Steve Irwin completed the top five in the third race of the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge Series Race #3.

Thomas Schinderle, leading both SOD Championship and MAHLE/Clevite BLC points going into the show, experienced engine problems that ended his night before qualifying, costing him both point leads.  Steve Irwin now leads Gregg Dalman and Schinderle in SOD Championship points.  Irwin also leads the MAHLE/Clevite BLC points over Schinderle and Robert Huisken now.

Qualifying - Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition Fast Masters (fast qualifiers) $50 each

Group

Time

#

Driver

Engler Machine & Tool Heat

14.557

27

Brad Lamberson

COMP Cams Heat

14.862

49T

Gregg Dalman

Heat Races – Winners $100 each

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

16

Ryan Ruhl

 

2

27

Brad Lamberson

Kistler Racing Products

3

71H

Ryan Grubaugh

Racing Optics

4

6

Tyler Bearden

 

5

47

Robert Bulloch

 

6

16x

Nic Rogers

 

7

31

Tanner Astrauskas

 

8

10J

Chris Jones

 

9

58

Tony Bures

 

10

41

Thomas Schinderle

 

 

COMP Cams Heat #2

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

49T

Gregg Dalman

 

2

0

Steve Irwin

Allstar Performance

3

3A

Mike Astrauskas

Racing Optics

4

46

Robert Huisdken

 

5

77

Andrew Scheid

 

6

8

Justin Ward

 

7

1a

Mark Aldrich

 

8

27x

Jared Lamberson

 

9

81

Ricky Ferkel

 

Dash – Winners $100 each

RockAuto.com Dash for Cash

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

77

Andrew Scheid

 

2

47

Robert Bulloch

Kistler Racing Products

3

8

Justin Ward

Racing Optics

4

16x

Nic Rogers

 

5

31

Tanner Astrauskas

 

6

1a

Mark Aldrich

 

Feature

 

#

Driver

Start

Contingencies

1

16

Ryan Ruhl

7

Rod End Supply

2

27

Brad Lamberson

5

Rod End Supply

3

49T

Gregg Dalman

2

Rod End Supply

4

3A

Mike Astrauskas

1

Schoenfeld Headers

5

0

Steve Irwin

8

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

46

Robert Huisken

3

 

7

8

Justin Ward

11

Allstar Performance

8

16x

Nic Rogers

12

 

9

77

Andrew Scheid

9

King Racing Products

10

71H

Ryan Grubaugh

4

 

11

1a

Mark Aldrich

14

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

12

47

RobertBulloch

10

 

13

27X

Jared Lamberson

16

 

14

81

Ricky Ferkel

17

 

15

10J

Chris Jones

15

 

16

6

Tyler Bearden

6

 

17

31A

Tanner Astrauskas

13

 

DNS

58

Tony Bures

 

 

DNS

41

Thomas Schinderle

 

 

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Ryan Ruhl (+6)

BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Brad Lamberson

DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – Robert Bulloch
 

Perfit Corporation Lucky Dog – Steve Irwin

For more information about Engine Pro go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  The full 2017 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, current news, and other information are available at www.sprintsondirt.com.Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Season Sportsman & Crew Chief Sponsor).  In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

Fassbender, Buhler, Sorce Jr., Green, Boden claim PDTR Mid-Season Championship triumphs

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 8, 2017 – Beautiful summer weather, hot on-track action, extended A-main events and impressive performances from former champions highlighted the 13th annual Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Mid-Season Championship Night of racing at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth Saturday, July 8.

Four of the five PDTR Mid-Season Championship A-main winners visited victory lane for the first time this season, each of which have a coveted PDTR season championship under their belt, including Lance Fassbender of Burnett (Sprint Car), Tim Buhler of Greenbush (Late Model), Don Sorce. Jr. of West Allis (Grand National) and Zach Boden of Cambridge (Micro Sprint).

In the B Mod A-main, point leader Justin Green of Sheboygan Falls kept his strong season going by notching his third main event win of the 2017 season.

The 21-car Sprint Car A-main rolled off with polesitter Nich Melis of Plymouth grabbing the lead at the drop of the green flag. By lap four, Fassbender was starting to show his strength as he moved into second place after starting fourth.

Fassbender then reeled in Melis along the high groove of the third-mile clay oval over the next four laps before pulling off a successful slide job in turn one on lap 8 to secure the top spot bringing third starter John Krebsbach of Cascade along with him into second place.

The first of three caution flags appeared on lap 10, which allowed the field to bunch up behind the 2008 PDTR Sprint Car champion. On lap 12, Fassbender got sideways in turn three, but managed to maintain the top spot as the battle for second began to heat up between sixth starter Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh, fifth starter Tim Haddy of Waupun and Plymouth’s Justin Miller, who started eighth.

McMullen advanced to second on lap 13 with Haddy following in third. At the half-way point of the extended 30-lap race, Fassbender held a comfortable full straightaway advantage over McMullen.

On lap 18, the race slowed again for debris. The ensuing restart produced the final caution of the event when Josh Teunissen of Waldo, Anthony Knierim of Franksville, Bill Taylor of Random Lake and Chris Clayton of Waldo collided exiting turn four. Knierim, Taylor and Clayton returned to the race, but Teunissen was done for the night.

On the final restart, 2010 PDTR Sprint Car champion Kurt Davis pulled off a big slide job in turn two to vault past Haddy into third place. At the front of the field, Fassbender ran away and hid over the final 12 laps, working his way through lapped traffic with ease en route to his sixth career PDTR A-main victory and 19th overall Midwest Sprint Car Association main event triumph.

McMullen maintained his PDTR Sprint Car point lead with a solid second-place finish, Davis wound up third, Haddy was fourth and Krebsbach posted a strong five-place finish.

In the 30-lap Mid-Season Championship Late Model A main, former champions Brad Mueller of Random Lake and Tim Buhler dueled side by side on the opening lap before the second starting Buhler surged ahead along the outside groove in turn four. For nearly the entire race, Mueller hounded the defending PDTR Late Model champion along the preferred high line, pulling alongside Mueller briefly on several occasions. On lap three, 2014 PDTR Late Model champion Mitch McGrath of Waukesha worked his way up from his sixth starting spot to pass Jim Letizia of Milwaukee to seize third.

McGrath tracked down the lead duo with 10 laps to go and dove low on lap 23 to power past Mueller into second on lap 23. Mueller refused to back down as he held strong along the high groove as McGrath hugged the bottom eventually retaking second on lap 25.

The only caution of the event appeared on lap 26 for the stalled car of Sheboygan’s Randy Markwardt in turn four, which set up a four-lap dash to the finish. Buhler could not be denied though as he held off the spirited efforts of McGrath and Mueller to score his 10th career PDTR A main victory.

McGrath regained second at the finish line, Mueller was third, fifth starter Taylor Scheffler of Waukesha took fourth and Justin Schmidt of Cleveland placed fifth after starting seventh.

Polesitter Will Sorce of West Allis led the first four laps before two-time PDTR Grand National champ Don Sorce Jr. charged up from his fifth starting spot to take command along the low groove on lap 5 of the 30-lap Grand National main event.

Sorce Jr. wasted no time in building up a huge half-lap lead over third starter Jim Rychtik of Port Washington, who was filling in for Brad Weiss.

Although passing was at a premium throughout most of the Grand Nationals headline race, 2011 PDTR Grand National champion Mark Fieber of Cascade, who started second, and 2006 PDTR Late model champ Dan Sorce of West Allis, who started fourth, mounted a spirited side-by-side duel for third place in the final five laps.

Sorce Jr. cruised over the final 10 laps to notch his ninth career PDTR Grand National A-main victory in the non-stop event. Rychtik was second, Fieber finished third, Dan Sorce placed fourth and Justin Erickson of Plymouth ended up fifth, after starting ninth.

Polesitter Tim Thrun of Horicon led the opening three circuits of the extended 30-lap B Mod A main, despite heavy pressure from outside front row starter J.J. Walvoord.

On lap 3, defending PDTR B Mod champion Brandon Berth of Plymouth, who started third, advanced to briefly make it a three-wide battle for the top spot just before the first of five caution flags came out on lap 3 for dislodged infield tires on the track surface.

Berth used the high groove to sweep into the top spot on lap 4 before another caution appeared on lap 6 when Glen Blanke of Sheboygan Falls spun in turn two.

Justin Green, who started seventh, became a serious player on the restart passing Thrun for second on lap 7 and tracking down the high-riding Berth quickly along the low groove.

Green, who came into the night as the PDTR B Mod point leader, was poised to take the lead from Berth on lap 10, but a caution flag for a spin involving Craig Gessner in turn four erased the pass.

Not to be denied, Green bolted into the lead along the low line on lap 13. Eight laps later, Green had built up a full straightaway cushion over Berth. After two move caution flags, 11th starter Chad Vetting of Valders passed Berth to gain the runner-up spot on lap 26.

Green held on to become the first PDTR driver in any division to earn three A-main victories this season. Vetting took second, Berth was third, Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls placed fourth from the fifth starting spot and Spencer Long of Sheboygan Falls charged from the 18th starting spot to finish fifth.

Outside front row starter Zach Boden post a flag-to-flag victory in the caution-free 15-lap Micro Sprint A main.

It was Boden’s division-leading fourth career PDTR Micro Sprint A-maim victory. Chad Bogar of Sun Prairie was second, followed by Tory Strauss of Waterloo (third), Jack Vanderboom of Dousman (fourth) and Preston Ruh of Elkhart Lake (fifth).

Dick Hed of Plymouth won the Grand National B main.

This Friday, July 14 will mark the first-ever appearance of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) and Cow Bell Street Stock Tour for the inaugural Cheese Capital Checkered Chase at the Plymouth Dirt Track. PDTR Grand Nationals will also be on the card for a non-points race. Hot laps are scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.

The following night, Saturday, July 15, will be PDTR’s Fan Appreciation Night, including Grand National driver introductions. The trophy sponsor will be A-1 Appliance. Racing will begin at 6 p.m.

The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth is located at 229 Fairview Drive in Plymouth. For more information, visit www.plymouthdtr.com or check out Plymouth Dirt Track Racing on Facebook.

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JOHNSONVILLE SAUSAGE SPRINT CAR Date of Race: July 08, 2017 HEAT 1 1, LANCE FASSBENDER. 2, DANNON TESSMER. 3, NICH MELIS. 4, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 5, PAUL POKORSKI. 6, TYLER BRABANT. 7, EMILY PORTSCHY. 8, ANTHONY KNIERIM. HEAT 2 1, KURT DAVIS. 2, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 3, TIM HADDY. 4, CHRIS CLAYTON. 5, MAYER AUTOMOTIVE. 6, Bill Taylor. 7, DOUG WONDRA. HEAT 3 1, JOHN KRESBACH. 2, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 3, JUSTIN MILLER. 4, SCOTT CONGER. 5, KEVIN KARNTZ. 6, DANNY SCHLAFER. 7, WILL GERRITS. A FEATURE 1, LANCE FASSBENDER. 2, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 3, KURT DAVIS. 4, TIM HADDY. 5, JOHN KRESBACH. 6, DANNY SCHLAFER. 7, TYLER BRABANT. 8, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 9, MAYER AUTOMOTIVE. 10, KEVIN KARNTZ. 11, SCOTT CONGER. 12, JUSTIN MILLER. 13, Bill Taylor. 14, NICH MELIS. 15, PAUL POKORSKI. 16, CHRIS CLAYTON. 17, EMILY PORTSCHY. 18, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 19, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 20, DOUG WONDRA. 21, DANNON TESSMER. 22, WILL GERRITS. (DNS).

 

CHRISTOPHER BELL BECOMES 9TH DIFFERENT "LOU BLANEY MEMORIAL" SPRINT WINNER IN 9 RACES WITH ALL STAR WIN; JEREMIAH SHINGLEDECKER ENDS NEAR 4-YEAR WINLESS DROUGHT AT SHARON WITH BIG-BLOCK MOD WIN

By Mike Leone

Hartford, OH July 8, 2017 Sharon Speedway hosted the ninth annual "Lou Blaney Memorial" presented by Ollie's Bargain Outlet on Saturday night. A huge crowd watched as Christopher Bell-Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars and Jeremiah Shingledecker-Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds captured victories. The event celebrated the life and accomplishments of the hall of fame driver, who won more than 600 feature victories during a five-decade career. Blaney passed away in 2009 after battling Alzheimer's. Many thousands of dollars were raised and donated to the Alzheimer's Association.

Christopher Bell became the ninth different "Lou Blaney Memorial" Sprint Car winner in as many events with a stellar performance riding the rim and lapping up to ninth place for the $5,000 victory in what was the 100th All Star Circuit of Champions event in the history at Sharon. The impressive week for Bell saw him win a pair of USAC National Midget Car events in Illinois, capture the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event win on Thursday night in Kentucky, and followed it up with his second career All Star victory on Saturday night.

"It was really tough- the track was really technical up on the wall," explained the 22-year-old Norman, Oklahoma racer. "It was pretty easy to screw up and crash- I'm glad I didn't do that. Some of the lapped cars were going good around the top and as soon as I got to them they dropped down and I was already committed so it was tough. I was glad I got a lead built up because I screwed up a lot and no one was able to show me a nose. Thank you guys for coming out. It's a pleasure to drive in front of a crowd. You guys are the reason why we're here. It's honor to win this- Dave and Dale (Blaney) are great drivers and great guys. I'm really thankful to be able to drive the cars I do. I get in great equipment. This Sprint Car win means a lot. The Sprints have been the downfall of my career so far so I want to prove to all of the fans out there that I can be a great Sprint Car driver too."

Bell instantly flew into the lead from his outside pole position starting spot after winning the second dash event. Pole-sitter Caleb Armstrong settled into second over Joey Saldana, who got by point leader Chad Kemenah for third on the opening lap. A caution for third generation racer, Sye Lynch, who was making his first career Sharon start, slowed action with two laps completed just as Saldana had passed Armstrong for second. When racing resumed, Saldana performed a slider in turns one and two to claim second.

Sixth starting Dean Jacobs, who rebounded nicely after timing just 30th fastest, passed Kemenah for fourth on lap four and one lap later brought Kemenah with him past Armstrong for third and fourth respectively. Bell had a straightaway lead over Saldana when he caught lapped traffic on lap seven; meanwhile, Kemenah reclaimed third on lap eight from Jacobs. By lap 12, Saldana began to close the deficit cutting the lead to a half-straightaway in lapped traffic.

Tim Shaffer started ninth and worked his way forward getting by Jacobs and Armstrong to move into fourth on lap 21 before the event's final caution was displayed for a spin by Brent Matus. With lapped cars moved to the tail, Bell's lead was totally erased and put Saldana on the leader's tail for the first time of the event. Saldana tested the bottom in turns one and two and then again in turn four, but Bell maintained the lead. Over the course of the final nine laps, Saldana stayed within striking distance of Bell. He'd get a last chance in the final laps as Bell maneuvered through lapped traffic, but Bell was too strong taking his first career Sharon win by 1.036 seconds in the Ed Neumeister-owned, Dough-Si-Dough/Linder's Speed Equipment-sponsored #11N.

Fresh off his 72nd career All Star win one week ago at Wayne County Speedway in his debut in the Indy Parts #71, Saldana was a solid second in his first Sharon appearance since a 2008 World of Outlaws event. "There was a little bit on the exit of four and I probably should have waited until the end instead of trying to do it on the restart," revealed the Brownsburg, Indiana star. "That's the way it is though. Bell is pretty good. I think we see that every week- he's winning something. To run second to him is not a bad night. We'll regroup and hopefully Bernie (Stuebgen) and me will have a good shot at racing these things. I really enjoy racing with the All Stars, and I really enjoyed racing here. This is an awesome track. I haven't been here in awhile and it was fun to race on. I just needed a little bit more. I don't think it was the car; I just had to do it driving. This is where I grew up racing with the All Stars and Bert Emick. I love it and hopefully I can continue to do it for awhile."

Kemenah was third as he recorded his ninth podium finish since June 2 and 12th of the season as he closes in on his sixth Series title. Shaffer was fourth. Lee Jacobs, who always has speed at Sharon, came from 11th to fifth. Last year's "Lou Blaney Memorial" winner, Danny Holtgraver, was sixth. Armstrong and Jacobs faded late to seventh and eighth respectively. Dave Blaney was ninth over Justin Barger from 19th.

Local racer, A.J. Flick, set fast time in qualifying with a lap 13.619 over the 45-car field, which was a record high count for the "Lou Blaney Memorial". Heat winners were Bell, Holtgraver, Shaffer, and Saldana. Hunter Mackison and Max Stambaugh won the C and B mains respectively. Armstrong and Bell won the twin dashes to earn front row feature starting spots.

Making his season debut, Jeremiah Shingledecker ended a near four-year winless drought at Sharon after a wire-to-wire win in the 30-lap Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modified feature. Shingledecker earned $2,000 as he became the eighth different "Lou Blaney Memorial" winner in nine events on the Modified side as only last year's winner, Jim Rasey, has been able to repeat amongst both divisions.

"Unfortunately our luck hasn't been real good here so hopefully we turned it around," stated the 40-year-old Polk, Pa. driver. "This reminds me of the old Tri-City (Speedway) surface. It's a really nice surface. You guys have done a really great job with it. We went from silty sand and single file racing to this. We've been trying to get the car a little bit better and we were edging on this since last year. I really have to thank my dad. He spends a lot of time on these engines. I'd like to thank the Blaney Family and all of Sharon for putting this race on. It's a very good race. When I first started racing I looked up to Lou Blaney and got to race with him a few years before he got out of the Modifieds."

Shingledecker took off in the lead after an invert four from the heat races over point leader Dave Murdick, Kevin Bolland, Rasey, and Jim Weller, Jr. Murdick clipped an infield tire on lap two and spun to bring out the caution. After a caution for a spin by rookie Modified racer, Colton Walters, Weller got by Rasey for third on the lap five.

Shingledecker began to pull away by lap 10 and two laps later was in lapped traffic; meanwhile, the battle for third was hot and heavy between Weller, Bolland, and eighth starting Rex King, Jr. On lap 15, it was three-wide for the spot as Rasey spun in turn three. This moved King, Jr. to fourth for the restart, but it was short-lived as two laps later ninth starting Brian Swartzlander made the pass.

King, Jr. didn't go away as he got on the top and it was three-wide again for third this time with King, Jr. prevailing over Swartzlander and Weller. Shingledecker had pulled away from Bolland, who sat fairly comfortable ahead of the continual battle for third, before a spin by Murdick with 27 laps completed halted action for the final time.

Bolland was unable to make the pass on the double-file restart, as Shingledecker maintained his lead over the final three laps and went on for his third career Sharon win, but first since September 13, 2013, by 0.560 of a second in his Garage Bar & Grill/RCR Auto-sponsored #37MD.

Like Shingledecker, Bolland also made his Sharon season debut a successful one earning $1,200 for the runner-up spot in just his second race of 2017. Swartzlander completed the podium also in his 2017 Sharon debut, and earned $900. Rex King came all the way from 13th to get by his son, Rex Jr., for fourth on lap 29. King, Jr. dropped to fifth, but did take over the point lead.

Steve Feder was another driving making his first 2017 Sharon start and was sixth. Rasey came all the way back from his lap 15 spin to finish seventh. Weller dropped to eighth over Will Thomas III and Garrett Krummert. Rasey, Bolland, Murdick, and Shingledecker won the heat races over the season-high 32-car field. Skip Moore won the B main.

All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars "Lou Blaney Memorial" (30 laps, $5,000 to-win): 1. CHRISTOPHER BELL (Neumeister 11N) 2. Joey Saldana (Indy Parts 71) 3. Chad Kemenah (Hunter 10H) 4. Tim Shaffer (Demyan/Rudzik 49x) 5. Lee Jacobs (Lewis 81) 6. Danny Holtgraver (D4) 7. Caleb Armstrong (7c) 8. Dean Jacobs (Chappel 8) 9. Dave Blaney (Motter 71m) 10. Justin Barger (5) 11. Brandon Matus (13) 12. Caleb Helms (17) 13. Danny Smith (4) 14. Ryan Smith (Leidig 59) 15. Carl Bowser (Chiapelli 98) 16. T.J. Michael (8M) 17. A.J. Flick (2) 18. John Garvin, Jr. (51) 19. Dan Shetler (7K) 20. Brandon Spithaler (22) 21. Jimmy Morris (4N) 22. Tyler Esh (35) 23. Jack Sodeman, Jr. (23JR) 24. Brent Matus (33) 25. Max Stambaugh (Marshall 33M) 26. Sye Lynch (42).

DNQ for the feature: Dan Kuriger (08), Anthony Fiore (91), Hunter Mackison (95), Gary Kriess, Jr. (55), Max McGhee (Indy Parts 171), Trevor Baker (45), Darren Pifer (23), Adam Kekich (5K), Cory Good (X), Roger Campbell, Jr. (9), Michael Bauer (46), Jordan Mackison (1080), Zach Morrow (27), Jeremy Kornbau (27), Joe Kubiniec (19), Eric L. Williams (4w), Paul Kish (4c), Mike Flynn (12x), Sadie Siegel (91).

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds "Lou Blaney Memorial" (30 laps, $2,000 to-win): 1. JEREMIAH SHINGLEDECKER (37MD) 2. Kevin Bolland (777) 3. Brian Swartzlander (83) 4. Rex King (65) 5. Rex King, Jr. (165) 6. Steve Feder (45) 7. Jim Rasey (32) 8. Jim Weller, Jr. (31) 9. Will Thomas III (9) 10. Garrett Krummert (29) 11. Jimmy Holden (68H) 12. Chris Haines (35H) 13. Skip Moore (17M) 14. Rob Kristyak (00) 15. Dave Murdick (61) 16. J.R. McGinley (66M) 17. Erik Martin (29E) 18. Bob Warren (96B) 19. Justin Rasey (21) 20. Jason Sines (38DD) 21. Kevin Green (74) 22. Tom Glenn (83T) 23. Steve Slater (35) 24. Rodney Beltz (64) 25. Colton Walters (18).

DNQ for the feature: Eric Beggs (29*), Josh Deems (82), Ryan Riffe (93), Ethan Siple (12), Kyle Holden (68H), Dave Reges (27R), Tom Mattocks (69).

Sharon Speedway will be closed this Saturday night, July 15 due to the Trumbull County Fair. Action returns on Thursday, July 20 for the Super DIRTcar Series for the Big-Block Modifieds in the "Buckeye Ground-Pounder 100" paying $6,000 to-win plus Mini Stocks for $300.

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.

 

 

Poirier Prevails at Albany- Saratoga Speedway

(Malta, NY) Despite racing on a part time schedule in 2017, Quebec’s Steve Poirier has been efficient wherever he takes his 28fm. Poirier started in the sixth position and wasted no time getting to the front inheriting the top spot on lap eight and leading the final 17 laps to score his first PST win of the 2017 season.

It was Danny Varin and Steve Collins pacing the 23-car field to the green, but before a lap was even complete, Jason Barney would spin at the top of turn four creating a parking lot involving Josh Pieniazek, Chad Miller, Josh Azzi, and Derek Jonathan. Nights would be complete for Barney, Pieniazek, and Jonathan.

It would also involve Jared Zimbardi who would end up losing a right rear shock on the car but was able to stumble to the two-minute work area. The two minutes would be complete and Zimbardi was able to return.

The race went back to green with Danny Varin getting a much better restart as would his father, Bobby getting by the 67 of Collins on that restart. Paulie Colagiovanni would then contest for third against Collins and Steve Poirier at the time would complete the top five.

Another yellow was thrown on lap four for a spinning Josh Azzi, he would continue but the event would be complete for Zimbardi due to continuing shock problems.

Danny Varin would begin to build a lead up to over four seconds with laps clicking by, Poirier would eventually get by Colagiovanni, Bobby Varin and Steve Collins to grab second.

Then on lap eight, Varin would slow down on the back stretch due to a right rear flat and it would bring out another caution. Varin would get that tire changed before the two-minute working time was up and return to the tail of the field.

Poirier would inherit the top spot and bring the field back to green where it was now 16-year-old, Paulie Colagiovanni battling for the lead against Poirier. At that time, Davie Franek was also beginning to make his presence known where he would be running seventh prior to the lap eight restart.

As Colagiovanni and Poirier would continue to battle for the lead with Poirier having the advantage, Franek would use multiple lanes to get by other contending cars. He would find himself in the top five before lap 16 when another yellow would be displayed for a spinning James Hanson.

On the ensuing restart, Poirier would begin to build a lead over Colagiovanni who was now trying to hold on for second as Franek was then up to third. On lap 18, Colagiovanni and Franek would make contact in turn three allowing Bobby Varin to get by the two once again for second.

However, it did not take long for both Colagiovanni and Franek to get back by Varin for the other two podium positions. On lap 22, Colagiovanni would get one last run at Poirier but would end up over driving corner two while at the same time would allow Franek to get back underneath him to grab second.

At the checkers, it was Poirier grabbing the win over Davie Franek, Paulie Colagiovanni, Bobby Varin, and Jordan Poirier who was able to get by Steve Collins late in the race.

Franek’s impressive run also earned him the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’ from going 12th to second. Danny Varin was also able to climb back up through the field and come home 11th earning him the Shuttleworth’s 11th place bonus. Josh Azzi earned the Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher award.

Due to a rain delay, the Evingham Site Excavation Dash was pulled from the program, the heats were won by Bill VanInwegen, Danny Varin and Bobby Varin.

We now set our sights on the Canadian Tour where the series treks north to the Brockville Ontario Speedway on Saturday, July 15, and the Cornwall Speedway on Sunday, July 16. We then continue our American tour on Saturday, July 22 at the Woodhull Raceway.

As always, all fans are encouraged to check out patriotsprinttour.com for up to the minute news, schedule info, point standings, etc. You can also like “Patriot Sprint Tour” on facebook and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and twitter.

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

PST Quick Results-July 7, 2016 (29 Total Cars)

A Main: 1) 28fm-STEVE POIRIER (1) 2) 28f- Davie Franek 3) 10- Paulie Colagiovanni 4) 00v- Bobby Varin 5) 20fm- Jordan Poirier 6) 67- Steve Collins 7) 90- Matt Tanner 8) 99- Mike Kiser 9) 56- Billy VanInwegen 10) 47- Kyle Drum 11) 00- Danny Varin 12) 79- Jordan Thomas 13) 91- Scott Holcomb 14) 88c- Chad Miller 15) 3a- Jeff Trombley 16) 41J- Josh Flint 17) 1J- Derrick Juliano 18) 514- James Hanson 19) 17z- Josh Azzi 20) 35- Jared Zimbardi 21) 87*- Jason Barney 22) 9- Josh Pieniazek 23) 81- Derek Jonathan

Heat 1: 1) 00- Bobby Varin 2) 67- Steve Collins 3) 10- Paulie Colagiovanni 4) 41J- Josh Flint 5) 87*- Jason Barney 6) 28f- Davie Franek 7) 17z- Josh Azzi 8) 514- James Hanson 9) 91- Scott Holcomb 10) 88c- Chad Miller

Heat 2: 1) 56- Billy VanInwegen 2) 20fm- Jordan Poirier 3) 1J- Derrick Juliano 4) 28fm- Steve Poirier 5) 47- Kyle Drum 6) 79- Jordan Thomas 7) 67r- Pete Richardson 8) 24h- Emily VanInwegen 9) 3p- Link Pettit

Heat 3: 1) 00- Danny Varin 2) 90- Matt Tanner 3) 9- Josh Pieniazek 4) 35- Jared Zimbardi 5) 99- Mike Kiser 6) 81- Derek Jonathan 7) 3a- Jeff Trombley 8) 1HD- Cory Sparks

B Main: 1) 88c- Chad Miller 2) 3a- Jeff Trombley 3) 514- James Hanson 4) 91- Scott Holcomb 5) 24h- Emily VanInwegen 6) 17z- Josh Azzi 7) 3p- Link Pettit 8) 67r- Pete Richardson 9) 98- Joe Trenca

Contingency Awards

Shuttleworth’s Asphalt Sealing 11th Place Finish: 00- Danny Varin

Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher: 17z- Josh Azzi

Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the night’ award: 28f- Davie Franek

 

 

GENTRY GENERATES NAPA WAYNE COUNTY WIN; PALKER & DAUGHERTY TACK ON WINS; BRIANNA HENSEL WINS 1ST EVER FEATURE

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, July 8, 2017

By Mike Swanger

With a number of NAPA employees in the stands for the evenings races along with another good crowd on a beautiful night for racing, they would see some great action and some history made at 'Orrville's Historic Oval'. The Kar Connection Super Late Models would be competing in the Attica Raceway Park/NAPA Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series and after getting rained out at ARP the night before, they were ready to go hammer down. Doug Drown and Jerry Aber would lead the field to the green flag with Drown jumping into the lead. Matt Irey would grab second but Charlie Duncan, Larry Bellman, 2 time series winner and current points leader Ryan Markham, Cody Scott and JR Gentry were all bunched together and on lap four some contact was made that sent Irey sliding into the infield and he did not return to the action. On the restart, Drown once again put some distance between he and the rest of the field as Duncan claimed second with Markham, Scott and Gentry in a three way battle for third. Gentry would leapfrog over Markham and Scott for third on lap 11 and then on a restart following a caution on lap 13 would put the pressure on Duncan for second. The next two laps would see those two drivers flip flop second place as Drown had about a ten car length lead as Markham and Scott raced for 4th. With nine circuits to go, Gentry cleared Duncan for good and started to reel in Drown. Driving the El Campesino Restaurant, McDonald's and Accu Force #14, Gentry of Wooster, would take the top spot away from Drown coming out of turn four on lap 21, bringing the crowd to it's feet. As Gentry took the lead, Scott would be passing Markham and Duncan for third. As the checkered flag waved, Gentry would win his first of the year at NAPA WCS and his second win in the ARP/WCS Series in four years. Drown, Scott, Duncan and Markham followed. Heat winners were Scott and Drown.

Jordan Ryan grabbed the lead at the start of the Fisher Performance Sprint feature and lead the way for the first three laps when West Salem's Andrew Palker took over. Ryan and Brad Haudenschild would duel early on for second as Shawn Hubler, Chris Myers and Danny Mumaw would be in a tight race for fourth. They would go three wide coming out of turn two on lap 7 and some contact was made that saw Mumaw's ride getting a flat tire that sent him to the pits for a new tire and return. Driving the El Campensino Restaurant and King Inspection #57x, Palker would not be challenged and pulled into the Summit Racing Victory Circle for the second time this season. As Ryan and Haudenschild continued their battle for second, 10th starting Sean Zemunik joined in and with five circuits left, took third from Haudenschild. As they crossed the finish line behind Palker, Ryan held off Zemunik as Haudenschild took fourth and Mumaw recovered to fill out the top five as he powered past Myers and Hubler at the same time going into turn three on lap 23. Ryan and Mumaw claimed the heat wins

Mansfield's Bob Daugherty hustled into the lead on the opening lap from his fourth starting position and the only thing that slowed him down was a multitude of cautions in the Lowes Super Stock feature. Piloting the Char's Cars, Gionino's Pizzeria and Hursh Engines #21d, Daugherty notched his fifth win of the season. The back half of the top five would change each lap as Dustin Daugherty would finish second although T A Perrine would slide into second in the middle part of the race before dropping out with mechanical woes. Brandon Craver would finish third with Tyler Nicely and Tod Bevilacqua rounded out the top five as Paul Holmes and Bob Daugherty won the heat races.

In the early years of NAPA WCS, there were many 'Powder Puff' races for the women, but until last night, no women had ever won a regular feature according to track historians. Sixteen year old Brianna Hensel of Apple Creek took the lead on the last lap of the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock feature and win her 1st feature and make history. On a last lap restart, driving the JoyRide Transportation and DJ Directional Service #28 that is usually driven by Brad Hensel, Brianna, who started 14th with some cars not starting in front of her, powered past Stephen Crowe for the win. Hensel kept slowly working her way through the field as Michael Stewart led the first two laps before Crowe took over for the first of his two times in the lead as Wes Staley took the lead at the halfway mark and led the next four laps until his motor expired giving the lead back to Crowe and setting up Brianna's last lap pass for the win. Dustin Bedlion would claim third as Corey Staley and Jeff Slykhuis followed. Roger Olar, Bedlion and Jordan James posted the heat wins.

All the racers were racing for nightly and yearly 'Racer Rewards' from the Contingency Connection program on Saturday night.

Next Saturday night, July 15th will have the winner of the Kar Connection Super Late Model feature earning a spot in the following week's Buckeye Late Model Dirtweek and the 'Don Gross Memorial' that will be a $4,000 to win feature. Also next Saturday will be the second night of the 'Summer Series' for both the Lowes Super Stocks and the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks. The Vintage American Race Cars will be on hand also. Gates will open at 3 pm and racing at 7 pm. For more info, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, July 8, 2017

KAR Connection Super Late Models

Heat 1 Cody Scott, JR Gentry, Charlie Duncan, Ryan Markham, Jim Nicely, Allen Baker, Ben Mott, Nate Potts, Ryan Eddleblute, Shane Campbell

Heat 2 Doug Drown, Jerry Aber, Matt Irey, Larry Bellman, Jim Gingery, Brett Bee, Al Farriss, Blaine Aber, Austin Goon, Randy Davis

Feature JR Gentry, Doug Drown, Cody Scott, Charlie Duncan, Ryan Markham, Brett Bee, Ben Mott, Jim Gingery, Jim Nicely, Nate Potts, Larry Bellman, Al Farriss, Austin Goon, Jerry Aber, Ryan Eddleblute, Matt Irey, Allan Baker, Shane Campbell, Blaine Aber dns, Randy Davis dns

Fisher Performance Sprints

Heat 1 Jordan Ryan, Shawn Hubler, Troy Kingan, Steve Butler, Chris Myers, Jason Dolick, Tyler Dunn, Kris Davis, Nick Patterson#33, Bill Ault

Heat 2 Danny Mumaw, Andrew Palker, Nick Patterson#23, Brad Haudenschild, Sean Zemunik, Jamie Myers, Clay Riney, Chase Baker, Mitch Harble

Feature Andrew Palker, Jordan Ryan, Sean Zemunik, Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Chris Myers, Shawn Hubler, Jamie Myers, Jason Dolick, Clay Riney, Tyler Dunn, Steve Butler, Chase Baker, Kris Davis, Nick Patterson#33, Bill Ault, Nick Patterson#23, Troy Kingan, Mitch Harble

Lowes Super Stocks

Heat 1 Paul Holmes, Tyler Nicely, Brandon Craver, Paul McVicker, Darren Dawson, Jamie Gibbs, Steve Ott, Chris Albright

Heat 2 Bob Daugherty, Jordan James, T A Perrine, Dustin Daugherty, Tod Bevilacqua, Don Rutt, Gary Hensel Jr.

Feature Bob Daugherty, Dustin Daugherty, Brandon Craver, Tyler Nicely, Tod Bevilacqua, Jamie Gibbs, Don Rutt, Darren Dawson, Paul McVicker, Gary Hensel Jr. Chris Albright, Jordan James, T A Perrine, Paul Holmes, Steve Ott

WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks

Heat 1 Roger Olar, Stephen Crowe, Corey Staley, Wes Staley, Jeff Slykhuis, Dustin Smith, Jeffrey Slykhuis, Sean Rush

Heat 2 Dustin Bedlion, Doug Hensel, Lance Smith, Randy Gibson, Kyle Petit, Brianna Hensel, Clayton Evans, Jimmy Burns

Heat 3 Jordan James, Michael Stewart, Brent Boreman, Colin Slykhuis, Mitch Reichard, Taylor Mazzoleni, Buzz Bender, Rod Daugherty

Feature Brianna Hensel, Stephen Crowe, Dustin Bedlion, Corey Staley, Jeff Slykhuis, Doug Hensel, Brent Boreman, Colin Slykhuis, Lance Smith, Buzz Bender, Jimmy Burns, Clayton Evans, Mitch Reichard, Wes Staley, Randy Gibson, Michael Stewart, Kyle Petit, Roger Olar, Taylor Mazzoleni, Jordan James dns, Dustin Smith dns, Jeffrey Slykhuis dns, Sean Rush dns, Rod Daugherty dns

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

Justin Owen Takes 7th Waynesfield Dick Spencer Memorial July 8, 2017 WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (7/8/17) – Former racer and friend Dick Spencer was honored Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. The 7th running of the Dick Spencer Memorial brought out a large crowd of non wing race fans to see a head-to-head battle between the traveling Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series and the weekly Waynesfield Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wings. Fireworks over turn four and a full moon in the sky had nothing on Saturday’s racing program.

The 2017 Dick Spencer Memorial race started with a four-wide salute to the fans led by a member of the Spencer family driving a full-sized, street legal non-wing sprint car. Following the salute, the 25 lap A-main was brought to green by Waynesfield regular Paul Dues and BOSS traveler Justin Owen. Owen won the drag race into turn one and led the opening lap. Owen took off like a rocket ship early in the A pulling away from the field. Owen’s lead did not seem to shorten until he came in contact with lap traffic. Lap traffic slowed Owen a bit allowing the rest of the field to catch up. Riley VanHise went for a wild ride with nine laps to go when he made contact with a safety tire near the entrance to the pit area. Contact with the tire forced it to begin to roll down the baking and come to a rest in the infield. The field stayed yellow as VanHise was removed for the scene and the tire was put back into position. VanHise was running fifth at the time of the incident. Back under green, Matt Westfall stole the show as he moved into third spot on the good jump coming to the restart. Westfall managed to gain the spots but fell back battling with multiple drivers at a time. With five laps remaining in the feature, Owens led, Dues was second, Steve Little was third, Cooper Clouse, who started on the inside of row eight, was fourth, and Matt Westfall rounded at the top five. The top three would remain the same as the double checkers flew. Justin Owen claimed the 7th Dick Spencer Memorial win. Paul Dues finished in second with Cooper Clouse going 15th to third in the main. Todd Keen, Paul Dues, Michael Fischesser, and Kyle Simon picked up the heat races. Dallas Hewitt, who flipped during his heat race, and Chad Wilson claimed the B-mains.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints took the track for 20 laps of action. The field of 19 was lead to the opening green flag by young drivers Bradley Ashford and Korbyn Hayslett. The drag race into turn one put Hayslett into the lead for the opening lap. Brad Racer in the 22B brought out the first caution of the night with just one lap in the books. A red flag would come three laps later for the 22 of Gunnar Lucius flipping up and over the banking exiting turn two. Lucius managed to climb out of the car unharmed. Back under green, lap traffic began to build for the leaders. The traffic was a huge benefit for Ty Tilton has he squeezed his way into the second spot. Now in second, Tilton set his sights on Hayslett for the lead. The battle came to an end as Tilton dropped off the pace and came to a stop on the track. Tilton’s exit from the contest moved Kobe Allison into the second spot. On the restart, Allison made a run on Hayslett before his machine dropped off the pace giving the second spot to Brad Strunk. Strunk made a last lap pass and managed to take home the victory by seven hundredths of a second. Despite leading much of the race, Hayslett finished in second with Nick Daugherty coming home third. Chris Bounds, Korbyn Hayslett and Bradley Ashford took home heat race victories.

The Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds continued to raise the bar on car counts this season. More than 35 cars signed in to compete. The 112 of Chris Ullery and the 21JR of Tom Conrad led the field of 20 to the opening green flag. Ullery took the early lead and led the opening lap. Three cars got together with just three laps in the books bringing out the first caution. Back under green, Zach Schroeder in the 55S jumped into the third spot after a great jump on the restart. The field was slowed again after the 58P of Jim Post got together with the 35 of Tim Cornett entering turn two. On the restart, Matt Hamilton, who started on the inside of row seven, jumped into the top five. Hamilton’s car was strong at the midpoint in the race as he setup to challenge for a spot in the top three. Wapakoneta’s Jerry Bowersock dropped off the pace late in the race giving the lead Schroeder. Schroeder would hold the lead through a final caution to take home the victory. Hamilton managed to squeeze into the second spot to take home the runner-up spot. Weasel Phlipot came out of nowhere late in the race to take home third. Jerry Bowersock, Zach Schroeder, Tom Comrad, and Chris Ullery took home the heat race victories. Brian Post and Jeff Koz won the B-mains.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks took the track for 15 laps of action. The field was brought to the opening green flag by the 37J of Roy Miller and the 24F of Frankie Weigt. Weigt took control of the field and led the opening lap. The field was relatively quiet in the first half of the race. At the halfway point, a three-way battle for the lead developed between Weigt, Miller, and current point leader Hicks. Miller came out on the winning end of the battle claiming the lead with under eight laps to go in the A-main. Two laps later, a yellow was thrown for the 22B of Gaige Slaven. Slaven, on his first night out of racing, made contact with an infield tire stopping the truck on the bottom side of turn one. On the restart, Chris Hicks took the lead away from Miller as the field approached the five to go signal. Hicks never looked back and picked up his fourth win on the season. Roy Miller came home second with Gabe Twining in third after a late race battle with Bill Keeler. Hicks described the track as “tricky” after the heavy rain storms saturated the track the night before in Tim Hogan’s Carpet & Flooring of Lima victory lane. Hicks and Twining picked up the heat races.

The Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts pulled onto the track for 15 laps of racing. Kenny Poling, doing the double duty as a photographer and driver, led the field to green with veteran Justin Durflinger to his outside. Durflinger took the lead into turn one and claimed the opening lap. The first caution of the race came early for the 7 of Brandon Weigt. On the restart, Nick Glasgow, who started on the outside of row two, began to battle for position with the 54C of Chris Crosier. The battle was fun to watch as both drivers jockeyed for position. Crosier, having a breakout season in 2017, fount Glasglow lap after lap. The battle came to a stop for a late race caution for two different drivers shredding tires. Kenny Poling and Audrie Twining were both sent pit side after rubber littered the racing surface. Back under green, no one had anything for Justin Durflinger giving him the win. Glasgow finished in second. Crosier finished third. Durflinger’s trip to victory lane was the first in several weeks for the Bellefontaine, Ohio driver. Crosier and current point leader Brandon McDaries took home the heat race wins.

The 7th running of the Dick Spencer Memorial was presented by Ron Spencer Real Estate, Superior Federal Credit Union, Citizens National Bank, Block Insurance Agency, Armys Towing, Service Master by Case, Earth Safe Leasing, and Cart Customs.

Waynesfield will sit silent next weekend. Racing returns on Saturday night, July 22nd for the Limaland-Waynesfield double down. The event will feature all five weekly classes including the Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing sprints, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts. The Non Wings will be running for a $1200 to win payday. Racing will get underway at 7PM.

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RACE RESULTS BOSS VS Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wings

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 18-Todd Keen[2] ; 2. 96-Riley VanHise[1] ; 3. 9G-Cody Gardner[5] ; 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[4] ; 5. 54-Matt Westfall[6] ; 6. 9N-Luke Hall[9] ; 7. 74-Drew Rader[7] ; 8. 3-Joe Butero[3] ; 9. 08-Andy Feil[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 87-Paul Dues[2] ; 2. 4J-Justin Owen[4] ; 3. 24P-Nick Bilbee[5] ; 4. 19-Matt Cooley[8] ; 5. 32-Garrett Abrms[7] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ; 7. 5-Bob McMillin[1] ; 8. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 44-Michael Fischesser[3] ; 2. 53-Steve Little[1] ; 3. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 4. 9x-Cooper Clouse[2] ; 5. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[7] ; 6. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[8] ; 7. e99-Gage Etgen[5] ; 8. 21-Travis Hery[6]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 23S-Kyle Simon[1] ; 2. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8] ; 3. 1J-Jeremy Stambaugh[2] ; 4. 42-Ty Tilton[3] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[5] ; 6. 5A-Toby Alfrey[6] ; 7. 31L-Buddy Lowther[4] ; 8. 17-Kevin Myers[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps) 1. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[4] ; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[1] ; 3. 9N-Luke Hall[3] ; 4. 74-Drew Rader[5] ; 5. e99-Gage Etgen[6] ; 6. 21-Travis Hery[8] ; 7. 3-Joe Butero[7] ; 8. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[2] ; 9. 08-Andy Feil[9]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps) 1. 14-Chad Wilson[3] ; 2. 82-Mike Miller[2] ; 3. 32-Garrett Abrms[1] ; 4. 31L-Buddy Lowther[6] ; 5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[4] ; 6. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[7] ; 7. 5-Bob McMillin[5] ; 8. 17-Kevin Myers[8]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps) 1. 4J-Justin Owen[2] ; 2. 87-Paul Dues[1] ; 3. 9x-Cooper Clouse[15] ; 4. 53-Steve Little[4] ; 5. 44-Michael Fischesser[8] ; 6. 54-Matt Westfall[19] ; 7. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[17] ; 8. 18-Todd Keen[6] ; 9. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[7] ; 10. 23S-Kyle Simon[5] ; 11. 24P-Nick Bilbee[10] ; 12. 19-Matt Cooley[14] ; 13. 24L-Lee Underwood[13] ; 14. 9G-Cody Gardner[9] ; 15. 14-Chad Wilson[18] ; 16. 82-Mike Miller[20] ; 17. 9N-Luke Hall[21] ; 18. 77-Dustin Smith[11] ; 19. 1J-Jeremy Stambaugh[12] ; 20. 32-Garrett Abrms[22] ; 21. 42-Ty Tilton[16] ; 22. 96-Riley VanHise[3]

AMSA Mini Sprints - Performance Powder Coating

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 65-Chris Bounds[4] ; 2. 22A-Kobe Allison[6] ; 3. 7X-Taylor Cox[2] ; 4. 23S-Brad Strunk[7] ; 5. 3D-Cody Downard[1] ; 6. 22-Gunnar Lucius[3] ; 7. 44-Ron Coleman[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[6] ; 2. 42-Ty Tilton[2] ; 3. 14D-Nick Daugherty [5] ; 4. 11-Corey Bedwell[4] ; 5. 22B-Brad Racer[3] ; 6. 17-Dustin Downard[1]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 4X-Bradley Ashford[2] ; 2. 81H-Anthony Haas[4] ; 3. 33-Andrew Heitkamp[1] ; 4. 21B-Ryan Barr[3] ; 5. 28K-Ron Kimmel[5] ; 6. 44W-Chris Whipple[6]

A-Main 1 - (29 Laps) 1. 23S-Brad Strunk[10] ; 2. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[2] ; 3. 14D-Nick Daugherty [8] ; 4. 81H-Anthony Haas[6] ; 5. 65-Chris Bounds[3] ; 6. 21B-Ryan Barr[12] ; 7. 28K-Ron Kimmel[15] ; 8. 44-Ron Coleman[18] ; 9. 7X-Taylor Cox[7] ; 10. 17-Dustin Downard[16] ; 11. 22A-Kobe Allison[4] ; 12. 42-Ty Tilton[5] ; 13. 11-Corey Bedwell[11] ; 14. 33-Andrew Heitkamp[9] ; 15. 22S-Gunnar Lucius[19] ; 16. 44W-Chris Whipple[17] ; 17. 22B-Brad Racer[14] ; 18. 4X-Bradley Ashford[1] ; 19. 3D-Cody Downard[13]

UMP Modifieds - Satellite Connections

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[3] ; 2. 52-Weasel Phlipot[5] ; 3. L5-Casey Luedeke[1] ; 4. M1G-Matt Twining[2] ; 5. 4J-David Treon, Jr.[10] ; 6. 34XX-Sane O'Conner[8] ; 7. 73B-Cody Bassinger[6] ; 8. 58P-Jim [9] ; 9. ZERO-Brent Hole[7] ; 10. 9C-Troy Cattarene[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 55S-Zach Schroeder[4] ; 2. 0%-Derrick Austin[10] ; 3. 35-Tim Cornett[1] ; 4. 4G-Bill Griffith[8] ; 5. K9-Scott Gerdeman[3] ; 6. 24G-Percy Gendran[6] ; 7. 32-Scott Sr Boyd[2] ; 8. 5T-Duane Treon[5] ; 9. 33-Jordan Conover[9] ; 10. 31-Ed Minnich[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 21JR-Tom Conrad[1] ; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler[5] ; 3. 9H-Matt Hamilton[8] ; 4. 2B-Darryl Banks[7] ; 5. 45P-Brian Post[6] ; 6. 44-JD Lease[2] ; 7. 34X-Andy Bibler[9] ; 8. 55SZ-Jim Szekacs[4] ; 9. 1W-Scottie Williams[3]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 112-Chris Ullery[7] ; 2. 24-Terry Grilliot[1] ; 3. 97A-Reed Hurst[2] ; 4. 4-Mike Chrisman[3] ; 5. 44S-Scott Sr Boyd[5] ; 6. 1X-JJ Butler[8] ; 7. 55D-Brandon Dailey[9] ; 8. 16-Jeff Koz[4] ; 9. 23H-Shonda Harbin[6]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps) 1. 45P-Brian Post[2] ; 2. 4J-David Treon, Jr.[1] ; 3. 58P-Jim Post[7] ; 4. 34XX-Sane O'Conner[3] ; 5. 1W-Scottie Williams[10] ; 6. 73B-Cody Bassinger[5] ; 7. 34X-Andy Bibler[6] ; 8. 9C-Troy Cattarene[11] ; 9. 44-JD Lease[4] ; 10. 55SZ-Jim Szekacs[8] ; 11. ZERO-Brent Hole[9]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps) 1. 16-Jeff Koz[8] ; 2. K9-Scott Gerdeman[1] ; 3. 33-Jordan Conover[9] ; 4. 32-Scott Sr Boyd[5] ; 5. 24G-Percy Gendran[3] ; 6. 1X-JJ Butler[4] ; 7. 23H-Shonda Harbin[10] ; 8. 44S-Scott Sr Boyd[2] ; 9. 55D-Brandon Dailey[6] ; 10. 31-Ed Minnich[11]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps) 1. 55S-Zach Schroeder[3] ; 2. 9H-Matt Hamilton[11] ; 3. 52-Weasel Phlipot[5] ; 4. 112-Chris Ullery[1] ; 5. 16-Jeff Koz[16] ; 6. 21JR-Tom Conrad[2] ; 7. L5-Casey Luedeke[9] ; 8. 20K-Bill Keeler[7] ; 9. 45P-Brian Post[17] ; 10. 24-Terry Grilliot[8] ; 11. 0%-Derrick Austin[6] ; 12. M1G-Matt Twining[13] ; 13. 2B-Darryl Banks[15] ; 14. 4J-David Treon, Jr.[19] ; 15. 4-Mike Chrisman[14] ; 16. 97A-Reed Hurst[12] ; 17. 58P-Jim Post[20] ; 18. K9-Scott Gerdeman[18] ; 19. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[4] ; 20. 35-Tim Cornett[10]

Tough Trucks - Block Insurance

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 71-Chris Hicks[7] ; 2. 24F-Frankie Weigt[3] ; 3. 82J-Kevin Knittle[5] ; 4. 77-Derick Smith[4] ; 5. 143-Curtis Greca[9] ; 6. 17H-Kelcey Helmig[6] ; 7. 316-Ben Hower[8] ; 8. 10-Branden Bollinger[2] ; 9. 22B-Gaige Slaven[1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 25G-Gabe Twining[1] ; 2. 37J-Roy Miller[2] ; 3. 20K-Bill Keeler[7] ; 4. C4-Chuck Weigt[5] ; 5. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[8] ; 6. 28M-Logan Mullenix[4] ; 7. 17D-Devon Helmig[3] ; 8. a5-Austin Hardin[6]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps) 1. 71-Chris Hicks[4] ; 2. 37J-Roy Miller[1] ; 3. 25G-Gabe Twining[3] ; 4. 20K-Bill Keeler[6] ; 5. 24F-Frankie Weigt[2] ; 6. 82J-Kevin Knittle[5] ; 7. 77-Derick Smith[7] ; 8. 17H-Kelcey Helmig[11] ; 9. 143-Curtis Greca[9] ; 10. C4-Chuck Weigt[8] ; 11. 316-Ben Hower[13] ; 12. 28M-Logan Mullenix[12] ; 13. 10-Branden Bollinger[15] ; 14. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[10] ; 15. 17D-Devon Helmig[14] ; 16. 22B-Gaige Slaven[17] ; 17. a5-Austin Hardin[16]

Compacts - Indian Lake Outfitters

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 54C-Chris Crosier[2] ; 2. 85-Nick Glasgow[6] ; 3. 17-Justin Durflinger[7] ; 4. 7-Brandon Weight[1] ; 5. 30-Keith Staley[4] ; 6. XS-Austin Scott[5] ; 7. 72A-Andru Troyer[3] ; 8. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 92-Brandon McDaries[3] ; 2. 316-Devin Hower[6] ; 3. 69-Kenny Poling[1] ; 4. 1A-Alison Butler[5] ; 5. 31A-Audrie Twining[7] ; 6. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[2] ; 7. 5-Jeff Wintrow[4]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps) 1. 17-Justin Durflinger[2] ; 2. 85-Nick Glasgow[4] ; 3. 54C-Chris Crosier[6] ; 4. 92-Brandon McDaries[5] ; 5. 30-Keith Staley[9] ; 6. XS-Austin Scott[11] ; 7. 316-Devin Hower[3] ; 8. 72A-Andru Troyer[13] ; 9. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[15] ; 10. 1A-Alison Butler[8] ; 11. 7-Brandon Weight[7] ; 12. 5-Jeff Wintrow[14] ; 13. 31A-Audrie Twining[10] ; 14. 69-Kenny Poling[1] ; 15. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[12]

 

 

Point Leaders Triumph on Midseason Championship Night at Skagit Speedway

7/8/17

Alger, WA - Midseason championship night is always among the biggest events of the summer, as fans pack Skagit Speedway for great racing and a huge fireworks display put on by Les Schwab. As the dust settled, the four division point leaders all found victory lane as main event winners were Robbie Price, Kelsey Carpenter, Kevin Smith and Vance Hibbard.

In a theme that would prevail throughout the evening, Price got out to a gigantic lead early in the Budweiser 360 Sprint main event that would never be cut into, as he lapped nearly half the field in a non stop twenty five lap affair. Price’s second win of the season came ahead of Eric Fisher who won the scramble and Colton Heath. Greg Hamilton was the fastest of the time trial cars.

Carpenter was similarly dominant in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints, leading by huge margins throughout the affair. Numerous cautions kept Kelsey in clean air most of the race, which he capitalized on in taking the win, his fifth at Skagit Speedway on the year and sixth overall. Cory Swatzina and Bill Rude both made big charges up the field to secure podium finishes, with Swatzina moving from 11th to second and Rude from 14th to third. Carpenter won the scramble and Julian Fuentes set quick time.

Kevin Smith led wire to wire in the High Society Modified main event. Smith had a challenge or two from his brother Rick early but pulled ahead each time to grab the win. He also won the scramble. Rick Smith came out on top of entertaining duel for third with Lawrence O’Connor.

Unlike the previous winners, Vance Hibbard did take on a challenge for his win, as Clint Meins kept Hibbard within nearly a car length for most of their feature. Hibbard expertly moved around, searching for the right line while leading every lap under Clint’s pressure to get the win. Meins would settle for second with Brian Michelson in third. Meins and Hibbard also had an entertaining back and forth race in the scramble with Vance coming out on top.

Budweiser 360 Sprints Fast Time - Greg Hamilton 12.457 Scramble - Eric Fisher, Robbie Price, Colton Heath, Brandon Harkness, Jason Solwold, Trevor Cook, Steve Reeves, Bud Ashe Main - Robbie Price, Fisher, Heath, Harkness, Greg Hamilton, Solwold, Reeves, Devin Madonia, Ashe, Trevor Cook, Steve James, Cale Brooke Lap Leaders - Price 1-25

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints Fast Time - Julian Fuentes 12.676 Scramble - Kelsey Carpenter, Steve Parker, Brett McGhie, James Bundy, Derek Roberts, Devin Barnes, Paul Burdick, Adam Hinds Main - Kelsey Carpenter, Cory Swatzina, Bill Rude, Bundy, Barnes, A Hinds, Burdick, Bailey Sucich, Kevin Kirkpatrick, Michael Bollinger, Roberts, Bert Johnson Jr, Ashleigh Johnson, Ashley Lewellen, Clayton Sibley, Rick Hinds, McGhie, Julian Fuentes, Trevor Cook, Parker Lap Leaders - Carpenter 1-25

High Society Modifieds Scramble - Kevin Smith, Adam Holtrop, Rick Smith, Craig Moore, Mike Knox Jr, Mel Decker, Becky Boudreau, Louis Nutter Jr Main - Kevin Smith, Rick Smith, Lawrence O’Connor, Adam Holtrop, Mel Decker, Bill Tomer, Brandon Berg, Boudreau, Moore, Roy Blumenhagen, Dan Butenschoen, Louis Nutter Jr, Josh Richardson Lap Leaders - K Smith 1-26

Outlaw Tuners Scramble - Vance Hibbard, Clint Meins, DJ Beaver, Brian Michelson, Howard Vos, Intars Spunde, Dylan Acidera, Tj Campbell Main - Vance Hibbard, Meins, Michelson, Kerry Bostrom, Spunde, Beaver, Campbell, Jalen Vick, Acidera, Rob Dozark, Vos Lap Leaders - Hibbard 1-17

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park July 8, 2017 7th Annual Dick Spencer Memorial RACE RESULTS

BOSS VS Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wings

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 18-Todd Keen[2] ; 2. 96-Riley VanHise[1] ; 3. 9G-Cody Gardner[5] ; 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[4] ; 5. 54-Matt Westfall[6] ; 6. 9N-Luke Hall[9] ; 7. 74-Drew Rader[7] ; 8. 3-Joe Butero[3] ; 9. 08-Andy Feil[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 87-Paul Dues[2] ; 2. 4J-Justin Owen[4] ; 3. 24P-Nick Bilbee[5] ; 4. 19-Matt Cooley[8] ; 5. 32-Garrett Abrms[7] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ; 7. 5-Bob McMillin[1] ; 8. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 44-Michael Fischesser[3] ; 2. 53-Steve Little[1] ; 3. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 4. 9x-Cooper Clouse[2] ; 5. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[7] ; 6. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[8] ; 7. e99-Gage Etgen[5] ; 8. 21-Travis Hery[6]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 23S-Kyle Simon[1] ; 2. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8] ; 3. 1J-Jeremy Stambaugh[2] ; 4. 42-Ty Tilton[3] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[5] ; 6. 5A-Toby Alfrey[6] ; 7. 31L-Buddy Lowther[4] ; 8. 17-Kevin Myers[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps) 1. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[4] ; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[1] ; 3. 9N-Luke Hall[3] ; 4. 74-Drew Rader[5] ; 5. e99-Gage Etgen[6] ; 6. 21-Travis Hery[8] ; 7. 3-Joe Butero[7] ; 8. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[2] ; 9. 08-Andy Feil[9]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps) 1. 14-Chad Wilson[3] ; 2. 82-Mike Miller[2] ; 3. 32-Garrett Abrms[1] ; 4. 31L-Buddy Lowther[6] ; 5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[4] ; 6. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[7] ; 7. 5-Bob McMillin[5] ; 8. 17-Kevin Myers[8]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps) 1. 4J-Justin Owen[2] ; 2. 87-Paul Dues[1] ; 3. 9x-Cooper Clouse[15] ; 4. 53-Steve Little[4] ; 5. 44-Michael Fischesser[8] ; 6. 54-Matt Westfall[19] ; 7. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[17] ; 8. 18-Todd Keen[6] ; 9. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[7] ; 10. 23S-Kyle Simon[5] ; 11. 24P-Nick Bilbee[10] ; 12. 19-Matt Cooley[14] ; 13. 24L-Lee Underwood[13] ; 14. 9G-Cody Gardner[9] ; 15. 14-Chad Wilson[18] ; 16. 82-Mike Miller[20] ; 17. 9N-Luke Hall[21] ; 18. 77-Dustin Smith[11] ; 19. 1J-Jeremy Stambaugh[12] ; 20. 32-Garrett Abrms[22] ; 21. 42-Ty Tilton[16] ; 22. 96-Riley VanHise[3]

AMSA Mini Sprints - Performance Powder Coating

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 65-Chris Bounds[4] ; 2. 22A-Kobe Allison[6] ; 3. 7X-Taylor Cox[2] ; 4. 23S-Brad Strunk[7] ; 5. 3D-Cody Downard[1] ; 6. 22-Gunnar Lucius[3] ; 7. 44-Ron Coleman[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[6] ; 2. 42-Ty Tilton[2] ; 3. 14D-Nick Daugherty [5] ; 4. 11-Corey Bedwell[4] ; 5. 22B-Brad Racer[3] ; 6. 17-Dustin Downard[1]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 4X-Bradley Ashford[2] ; 2. 81H-Anthony Haas[4] ; 3. 33-Andrew Heitkamp[1] ; 4. 21B-Ryan Barr[3] ; 5. 28K-Ron Kimmel[5] ; 6. 44W-Chris Whipple[6]

A-Main 1 - (29 Laps) 1. 23S-Brad Strunk[10] ; 2. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[2] ; 3. 14D-Nick Daugherty [8] ; 4. 81H-Anthony Haas[6] ; 5. 65-Chris Bounds[3] ; 6. 21B-Ryan Barr[12] ; 7. 28K-Ron Kimmel[15] ; 8. 44-Ron Coleman[18] ; 9. 7X-Taylor Cox[7] ; 10. 17-Dustin Downard[16] ; 11. 22A-Kobe Allison[4] ; 12. 42-Ty Tilton[5] ; 13. 11-Corey Bedwell[11] ; 14. 33-Andrew Heitkamp[9] ; 15. 22S-Gunnar Lucius[19] ; 16. 44W-Chris Whipple[17] ; 17. 22B-Brad Racer[14] ; 18. 4X-Bradley Ashford[1] ; 19. 3D-Cody Downard[13]

 

 

Henry takes Crown money at Fremont

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – There’s no place like home for Cap Henry. The Bellevue, Ohio native spent a lot of years on the road racing sprint cars, including several weeks in the Midwest this year. He returned home a couple of weeks ago and hooked up with the Lane Racing team and it paid off Saturday at Fremont Speedway. Henry took the lead on lap 17 and drove to his fourth career win at “The Track That Action Built” pocketing $5,000 thanks to Crown Battery.

Henry started 10th in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint feature and steadily worked his way to the front. A tremendous battle involving Stuart Brubaker, Chris Andrews and Henry ensued as the leaders raced into heavy lapped traffic by lap 11. Henry drove around Brubaker for the lead exiting turn two to lead lap 17. It wasn’t easy for Henry as he encountered heavy lapped traffic with eight laps to go allowing Brubaker to close. Henry navigated through the traffic to earn the win.

“I can’t say enough about this Lane family. They didn’t know who I was two weeks ago. Man I knew this thing was pretty good early. I caught those guys in traffic and just didn’t want to screw it up. Hats off to Rich (Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter) and the whole crew. The track was awesome. I could run any where on the race track. This J&J was awesome. It’s good to be in victory lane and even better to be home,” said Henry beside his Metropolitan Landscaping, Kistler Engines backed #4.

Gibsonburg’s Nate Dussel survived a close call with a lapped car and led all 25 laps to claim his second feature win in as many weeks at Fremont Speedway. Last week he scored his first ever 360ci sprint win and this week the track’s Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint 2016 champion scored his first win in that division, taking home $1,000 thanks to Crown Battery.

“Considering how bad I fouled it up last week in this car, stepping on it running second, I owed this to my dad and everyone on this team to get the #1 car back in victory lane,” said Dussel beside his Berrier Custom Fabrication; Al Davis Carpet; Industrial Movers; Gressman Powersports; Box 7; Real Geese; Wurtec; Design Graphics Group; Kistler Racing Products backed machine.

The victory is Dussel’s 23rd overall at the track, putting him in a tie with Bryan Sebetto and Jim Fleming for 23rd on the all time win list.

“I’ve said it before I sat in those stands as a little kid thinking maybe some day I can sit on this front stretch at least once let alone 23 times,” Dussel commented.

Wayne, Ohio’s John Brooks has racked up 5 runner-up finishes in the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models at Fremont Speedway in 2017. Brooks, the track’s defending division champion, finally broke into victory lane Saturday, taking the lead on lap six and driving to his sixth career win

“The track was smoother and it didn’t wear me out…I didn’t fall out of the seat,” said Brooks beside his Snack Time Vending; Foster Auto Repair; Brian Foster backed #00.

“Chester (Fitch) and Ky (Harper) give me a run for my money every week. It seems if I can beat one I can’t beat the other. This feels good…I was wondering where this place was,” Brooks said referring to the Engine Pro Victory Lane. “I want to thank my wife, Chris my crew chief, a friend of mine, Jim, came out to help us.”

A few years ago Fremont, Ohio’s Brad Mitten suffered a severe head injury. Through hard work and determination he came back to racing and it all paid off Saturday as he grabbed the lead from Shawn Valenti – who has five wins on the season – on a restart with just four laps to go and drove to his first career Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature win at “The Track That Action Built.”

“I was faster in one and two than he (Valenti) was but he would come back on me in three and four. I thought he was going to come back around but I stuck with it and after 12 years I finally won,” said Mitten beside his Centec Cast Metal Products; Premier Planning Services; Borer Mirror & Glass; Shellukes Bar and Grill; SPS Distributing; B&R Powder Coasting backed #23m.

Jody Keegan and Todd Heller brought the 410 feature to green with Heller gaining the advantage over Chris Andrews, Keegan, Brubaker, Broc Martin and D.J. Foos. Keegan, who took home $1,000 for winning the Alex Burkett Memorial Pursuit earlier in the night, jumped back into second on lap two and immediately challenged Heller for the lead. Heller and Keegan would tangle on lap three, handing the lead to Brubaker.

Brubaker pulled away slightly on the restart from Andrews, Henry, Foos, Trey Jacobs, Valenti, Byron Reed and Tyler Gunn. The leaders raced into heavy lapped traffic by the 11th circuit and it was a three car battle for the lead involving Brubaker, Andrews and Henry. Henry sliced into second on lap 12 and battled with Brubaker and the lapped cars over the next five laps before driving under Brubaker exiting turn four on lap 17.

Henry pulled away from Brubaker, Andrews, Reed, Jacobs, Foos and Gunn until encountering more heavy traffic with eight laps remaining. Brubaker quickly closed and with three laps remaining was right on Henry’s rear bumper. Henry was able to negotiate through the traffic and drove to the win over Brubaker, Andrews, Reed and Jacobs.

Last week’s winner Steve Rando and Dussel paced the field for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Dussel gaining the advantage at the drop of the green. Paul Weaver moved into second on lap two and the battle began for the lead. Dussel and Weaver nose to tail over the next five laps before the caution flew just as they were racing into lapped traffic. After two green flag laps Rando’s run at the front came to an end with mechanical issues. On the restart Dussel led Weaver, Bobby Clark, Alvin Roepke, Matt Foos and John Ivy (from 17th).

Clark would spin on lap 10, collecting Ivy. When the green flew the battle between Dussel and Weaver continued with Roepke, Foos, Brandon Moore, and Jamie Miller giving chase. With 10 laps to go Dussel and Weaver were battling as they caught the rear of the field. Kevin Mingus would spin right in front of them. Dussel avoided the incident but Weaver spun to avoid heavy contact, sending him to the tail.

When the green flew Dussel pulled away from Roepke, Moore, Kyle Capodice, Foos and Dustin Stroup. As he worked his way back to the front, Weaver clipped Chase Dunham on lap 18 with Dunham laying his car on its side. Again when the green returned Dussel pulled away from Roepke with Moore and Foos battling for third. Dussel easily drove to the win over Roepke, Moore, Foos and Weaver.

In the 15 lap late model feature, Dustin Keegan and Ky Harper brought the field to green with Harper taking the lead over Brooks, Chester Fitch, Keegan and Kyle Dukeshire. Fitch spun while challenging for the lead on lap four. On the restart Brooks pressured Harper and drove into the lead on lap six just before the caution would fly. A pair of cautions over the next two laps kept the field close.

Once the green flew again on lap eight, Brooks began to pull away from Harper, Fitch and Keegan. Brooks drove to the win over Harper, Fitch, Keegan and Jay King.

The 20 lap dirt truck feature went green with Eric Devanna and Brad Stuckey on the front row. Cautions marred the first seven laps of the feature, thought he battle up front involving Devanna, Stuckey, Shawn Valenti and Dustin Keegan was quite entertaining. Valenti grabbed the lead on lap seven and began to pull away as Keegan, Devanna and Stuckey put on a show for second.

Mitten was finally able to take the runner-up position on lap 14 just before the caution flew wiping out Valenti’s big lead. When the green reappeared Mitten drove under Valenti to take the lead. Mitten hit his marks perfectly and drove to the win over Valenti, Keegan, Keith Sorg and Devanna.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, July 22 on Miller Rigging/Mac & Bob’s Service Garage Night with the 410 and 305 sprints, trucks and late models in action on Family Fun Night.

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

Fremont Speedway

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Crown Battery Night

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.803; 2.45L-Brian Lay, 12.811; 3.23-DJ Foos, 12.844; 4.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.852; 5.16-Chris Andrews, 12.874; 6.97-Broc Martin, 12.900; 7.14H-Todd Heller, 12.926; 8.60-Jody Keegan, 13.010; 9.5-Byron Reed, 13.022; 10.4-Cap Henry, 13.031; 11.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.032; 12.5X-Justin Peck, 13.042; 13.2+-Brian Smith, 13.111; 14.16N-Austin Nemire, 13.149; 15.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.183; 16.4t-Tracy Hines, 13.270; 17.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.423; 18.71-Ayrton Olsen, 13.440; 19.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.467; 20.3T-Tony Beaber, 13.500; 21.17x-Dain Naida, 13.747; 22.18D-Bobby Distel, 14.421;

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 4-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 3. 14H-Todd Heller[2] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 5. 4t-Tracy Hines[6] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[3] ; 3. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 5. 3T-Tony Beaber[7] ; 6. 16N-Austin Nemire[5] ; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 8. 18D-Bobby Distel[8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)

1. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 2. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 6. 71-Ayrton Olsen[6] ; 6. 17x-Dain Naida[7] ; DNF. 5X-Justin Peck[1]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)

1. 4-Cap Henry[10] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[9] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[15] ; 7. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[13] ; 9. 7-Shawn Valenti[11] ; 10. 5X-Justin Peck[12] ; 11. 45L-Brian Lay[7] ; 12. 22M-Dan McCarron[19] ; 13. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 14. 17x-Dain Naida[21] ; 15. 3T-Tony Beaber[20] ; 16. 16N-Austin Nemire[14] ; 17. 60-Jody Keegan[1] ; 18. 71-Ayrton Olsen[18] ; 19. 2-Ricky Peterson[17] ; 20. 4t-Tracy Hines[16] ; 21. 18D-Bobby Distel[22] ; 22. 14H-Todd Heller[2]

Hard Charger: 4-Cap Henry +9

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[3] ; 5. 11G-Tyler Street[2] ; 6. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[6] ; 7. 94K-Kevin Mingus[8] ; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 66D-Chase Dunham[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 3. 66-Jamie Miller[6] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 5. 10-Josh Harrison[2] ; 6. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[8] ; 24. 09-Justin Adams[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 2F-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 3. 8-Bobby CLark[3] ; 4. 46AU-Stuart Williams[7] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[4] ; 6. 21-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 7. 2L-Landon Lalonde[6]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[12] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[15] ; 4. 2F-Matt Foos[6] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[9] ; 7. 21-Dustin Stroup[18] ; 8. 66-Jamie Miller[4] ; 9. 10-Josh Harrison[14] ; 10. 9R-Dustin Rall[20] ; 11. 2L-Landon Lalonde[21] ; 12. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[13] ; 13. 46AU-Stuart Williams[10] ; 14. 66D-Chase Dunham[8] ; 15. 94K-Kevin Mingus[16] ; 16. 11G-Tyler Street[19] ; 17. 8-Bobby CLark[5] ; 18. 77I-John Ivy[17] ; 19. 25-Jason Keckler[11] ; 20. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 21. 47-Matt Lucius[7] ; 22. 36-Seth Schneider[22]

Hard Charger: 7M-Brandon Moore +12

Dirt Trucks – Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 16-Jim Holcomb[1] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4] ; 3. 0-Andy Keegan[6] ; 4. 4X-Eddie Bryant[2] ; 5. 2-Brian Sorg[7] ; 7. P51-Paul Brown JR[5] ; 8. 48-Jeramiah Halbeisen[8] ; DNF. 33-Jeff Ward[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[1] ; 2. 4s-Keith Sorg[5] ; 3. 37-Eric DeVanna[6] ; 4. 49X-Noah Wagner[4] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[7] ; 6. 32-Kevin Phillips[2] ; 7. 26-Kyle Lagrou[3]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 2. 5s-Brad Stuckey[1] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 4. 29-Kyle Farmer[6] ; 5. 99-Gene Potridge[4] ; 6. 51W-Thomas Anderson[7] ; 7. 23m-Brad Mitten[2]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)

1. 23m-Brad Mitten[5] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[12] ; 4. 4s-Keith Sorg[11] ; 5. 37-Eric DeVanna[1] ; 6. 2-Brian Sorg[16] ; 7. 16-Jim Holcomb[7] ; 8. 99-Gene Potridge[18] ; 9. 48-Jeramiah Halbeisen[22] ; 10. 32-Kevin Phillips[17] ; 11. 49X-Noah Wagner[6] ; 12. 5s-Brad Stuckey[2] ; 13. 33-Jeff Ward[9] ; 14. 51W-Thomas Anderson[20] ; 15. 0-Andy Keegan[3] ; 16. 26-Kyle Lagrou[19] ; 17. P51-Paul Brown JR[21] ; 18. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[10] ; 19. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4] ; 20. 4X-Eddie Bryant[13] ; 21. 1H-Zeth Sabo[14]

Hard Charger: 48-Jeramiah Halbeisen +13

602 Late Models – McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (6 Laps)

1. 101-Chester Fitch[2] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[7] ; 3. 00-John Brooks[5] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 5. 4M-Jamie Miller[9] ; 6. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[8] ; 7. 16-Brad Mitten[1] ; 8. 27K-Jay King[10] ; 9. 5-Chester Fitch III[3] ; 10. 95-Louis Kimberlin[6]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)

1. 00-John Brooks[4] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[2] ; 3. 101-Chester Fitch[3] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 5. 27K-Jay King[8] ; 6. 5-Chester Fitch III[9] ; 7. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[6] ; 8. 16-Brad Mitten[7] ; 9. 95-Louis Kimberlin[10] ; 10. 4M-Jamie Miller[5]

 

 

Westbrook, Porter, Dinning, Janssens, Tolton and Longboat Win On Frankie Turkey Memorial and Media Appreciation Night Presented by O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH
By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – July 7, 2017 – A total of 128 cars packed the pit area for Frankie Turkey Memorial and Media Appreciation night presented by O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH to start the month of July at Ohsweken Speedway. When the final checkered flag waved, it was Dylan Westbrook, Holly Porter, Ryan Dinning, Jon Janssens, Bobby Tolton and Dustin Longboat who stood in Lucas Oil Victory Lane.
KOOL KIDZ/CORR-PAK 360 SPRINT CARS
Dylan Westbrook of Scotland, Ont. was the 360 Sprint Car winner for the fourth time in 2017 at Ohsweken on Friday, July 7. (Photo by Dale Calnan/image Factor Media).
Front row starter Jake Brown raced to an early lead on the outside in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature while third-starting Dylan Westbrook quickly jumped into second ahead of polesitter Jim Huppunen. Scott Kreutter worked his way into the top-three on lap three and made it a three-car battle up front.

The race was slowed for its only caution on lap six when Curtis Gartly’s No.6 slowed in turn three. On the following restart, Westbrook got past Brown for the point and Kreutter followed suit into second. Westbrook pulled out to a lead, but Kreutter reeled him in on lap 12. Westbrook played defense over the next five laps to maintain an advantage of 0.3 seconds.

When the two drivers caught slower traffic with three laps to go, Westbrook found another gear and drove away from Kreutter by 2.4 seconds to secure his fourth win of the season at Ohsweken. The victory moved Westbrook into a tie for sixth with Steve Poirier for the most all-time wins at Ohsweken with eight. Jake Brown and Cory Turner were heat race winners.
STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
Holly Porter brought the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car field to the green flag from the pole position and was simply dominant the rest of the way. The Delhi, ON driver paced the field through a flurry of early cautions on laps two and four despite the efforts of Jerry Hill and teammate Jesse McDonald.

Porter was perfect on a number of restarts including on the green-white-checkered finish. The battle to watch was for second as teammates Jesse McDonald and Aaron Turkey battled Mack DeMan and Jerry Hill for second and third. It was following the final restart that Turkey was able to get by Hill for third and bring DeMan with him as Hill settled for fifth. The Porter, McDonald and Turkey top-three made it a podium sweep for Styres racing.

Eric McGlone, Ryan Hunsinger, Jesse Costa and McDonald were heat race winners. Hannah Ferrell and Cody Day won the pair of B-Mains, but Day was later disqualified for having the nose wing too far forward.
MIDDLEPORT MECHANICAL THUNDER STOCKS
Nick Liverance and Chris Hale brought the field to the green flag for the Middleport Mechanical 20-lap Feature. Liverance grabbed an early advantage while the man on the move was the 14th starter Dereck Lemyre, who was into the top-five by lap three. On lap five, Lemyre’s momentum in the outside lane allowed him to take the lead from Liverance, however he had hard chargers Ryan Dinning, Ken Sargent and Dave Bailey knocking on his rear bumper by the time of the first caution on lap seven for a spin that involved Jim Lampman, Ryan Beagle and Frankie Turkey Jr.

Lemyre and Dinning fought tooth and nail for the lead over the next three laps before Dinning cleared the No.56 for sole possession of the top spot on lap 10. The caution flag waved again on lap 12 to give Lemyre another shot at Dinning up front. However, Bailey took the bottom lane on the restart and grabbed second from Lemyre, but could not track down Dinning over the final eight circuits.

The victory was Dinning’s second of the season while Bailey, Lemyre, Jason Lungaro and Rob Hoskins rounded out the top-five. Hale, Chris Dickie and Trevor DeBoer were qualifying heat winners.
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
The HRW Automotive Mini Stock drivers had a pair of Features on tap as they completed the final 12 laps of their June 30 Feature that was cut short by rain. Bobby Tolton restarted that race at the front of the field and completely checked out from the drop of the green flag. He paced all 12 remaining laps to secure his first career victory at Ohsweken. His teammate Brandon Crumbie drove all the way from the rear of the field to a second-place finish.

In the regularly scheduled Feature that was the nightcap, Chris French jumped out to an early advantage after starting on the pole as Brandon Janssens and Wayde Thorne battled for second. The first of two yellow flags came on lap seven and saw Thorne take the lead, but just three laps later it was Jon Janssens making a bid for the lead past the No.4w.

Jon Janssens took the lead on lap 12 and then held off Thorne and rookie Nick Masi on a restart with three laps to go in order to secure the victory. Masi edged past Thorne on the final lap to claim the runner-up spot and Mark Bazuin and Fabio Olivieri rounded out the top-five. Thorne, Tim Nuell and Tolton were heat race winners while Jacob Bazuin won the B-Main.
GALE'S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
A thrilling and chaotic Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber Feature had Eric Maas and Cody Sommerville on the front row. Sommerville, who was debuting a new ride, raced out to an early lead and paced the field until lap three. At that point third-starting Dustin Longboat was on the move and assumed the lead. Longboat continued to lead following a lap six restart and appeared to have a win in the bag.

However, Longboat’s advantage was eliminated by a caution on lap 11 that setup a green-white-checkered finish to extend the race to 13 laps. Sommerville retook the lead on the restart with a slick inside move in turn one, but overshot the exit of turn four and suffered a flat right-front tire, allowing Longboat to retake the lead. Longboat didn’t make the same mistake twice as he led the final lap to secure the victory ahead of Jerry Burnham and Enya Robinson. Longboat and Gillian Hils were qualifying heat winners.
UP NEXT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
Friday Night Excitement returns to Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, July 14 as Strickland’s GMC presents Sponsor and Emergency Services Ride Safe, Race Safe Bicycle Night. Race teams will welcome a number of their sponsors to the race track and any Emergency Services personnel, including EMS, Firefighters, Police and more, will be admitted free with ID. Kids in attendance will have the chance to win a bicycle as several race teams have donated a bike for the giveaway.

The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers are all on the schedule. Race time is 7:30pm. Spectator gates open at 6:30pm.
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT
July 7, 2017
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Frankie Turkey Memorial and Media Appreciatin Night presented by O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH
Total Entries – 128

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (18 entries)
A-Feature (25 laps – No Time)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook [3]; 2. 49 Scott Kreutter [4]; 3. 1-10 Jake Brown [2]; 4. 14h Jim Huppunen [1]; 5. 10 Mitch Brown [9]; 6. 01 Mikey Kruchka [5]; 7. 17x Dain Naida [8]; 8. 97 Cory Turner [7]; 9. 2w Lee Winger [6]; 10. 91 Ryan Turner [11]; 11. 38 Tyler Hendricks [12]; 12. 11 Jamie Turner [14]; 13. DNF 6 Curtis Gartly [10]; 14. DNF 21 John Burbridge Jr. [13]; DNS. 27z Stan Zanchin; DNS. 9 Steve Lyons. A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jake Brown 1-6, Dylan Westbrook 7-20; Hard Charger – Mitch Brown (+4 – 5th to 9th).

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 1:52.117)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford, ON [3]; 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ON [2]; 3. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh, MI [1]; 4. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON [4]; 5. 01 Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton, ON [7]; 6. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford, ON [6]; 7. 21 John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams, ON [5]; DNS. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie, ON..

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Time: 1:54.779)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON [2]; 2. 49 Scott Kreutter, Alden, NY [5]; 3. 2w Lee Winger, Mount Hope, ON [1]; 4. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON [6]; 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON [3]; 6. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON [7]; 7. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON [24; DNS. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON.
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Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (30 entries)
A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Holly Porter ; 2. 88 Jesse McDonald [3]; 3. 68 Aaron Turkey [10]; 4. 4 Mack DeMan [16]; 5. 49h Jerry Hill [2]; 6. 52 Jesse Costa [7]; 7. 43h Ryan Hunsinger [5]; 8. 8 Hannah Ferrell [17]; 9. 55 Mike Thorne [11]; 10. 88h Josh Hansen [18]; 11. 5 DJ Christie [8]; 12. 9c Brian Nanticoke [12]; 13. 9 Paul Ballantyne [20]; 14. 87x Shone Evans [19]; 15. 51 Trevor Young [13]; 16. DNF 3 AJ Lewis [9]; 17. DNF 5c Conor Mahoney [14]; 18. DNF 5d Jacob Dykstra [6]; 19. DNF 18 Josh Shantz [15]; 20. 6m Eric McGlone [4]. A-Feature Lap Leaders – Holly Porter 1-20; Hard Charger – Hannah Ferrell (+9 – 17th to 8th).

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Time: 1:39.586)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 6m Eric McGlone, Union, ON [2]; 2. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON [1]; 3. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken, ON [4]; 4. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha, ON [3]; 5. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON [5]; 6. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON [6]; 7. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON [7]; 8. 19 Brandon Murrell, Gores Landing, ON [8].

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – Time: 1:35.395)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia, ON [1]; 2. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON [3]; 3. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON [2]; 4. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON [6]; 5. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON [5]; 6. 44 Cody Day, Courtland, ON [7]; 7. 22 Allen Gilletta, St. Catharines, ON [4]; 8. 52s Jake Sheridan, Mount Brydges, ON [8].

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – Time: 1:34.405)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville, ON [5]; 2. 3 AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON [1]; 3. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON [2]; 4. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON [7]; 5. 15 Dan Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON [6]; 6. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON [3]; 7. 04x Michael Bell, Hagersville, ON [4];

Klotz Machine Shop Heat Race No.4 (6 laps – Time: 1:34.050)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON [3]; 2. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON [4]; 3. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown, ON [1]; 4. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON [2]; 5. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON [5]; DNS. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON [6]; DNS. 8h Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON [7].
B-Feature 1 (8 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 8 Hannah Ferrell [1]; 2. 87x Shone Evans [3]; 3. 15 Dan Nanticoke [2]; 4. 10 Lofton Schuts [5]; 5. 19 Brandon Murrell [7]; 6. 04x Michael Bell [6]; 7. DNF 29 Liam Martin [4].

B-Feature 2 (8 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
DQ. 44 Cody Day [3]; 2. 88h Josh Hansen [1]; 3. 9 Paul Ballantyne [2]; 4. 52s Jake Sheridan [6]; 5. 8h Matt Hill [4]; 6. 22 Allen Gilletta [5]; DNS. 18x Davey Boughton

 

 

Fantastic Win for Anna Hippe in Kouba Memorial at Cedar Lake Speedway
New Richmond, WI
By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-7-17)

A fantastic evening for racing produced an incredible turn of events in the 25 lap UMSS Traditional sprint car feature for the running of the 25th Annual Earl & Ethel Kouba Memorial race at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Friday evening July 7. Winning her first-ever sprint car feature, young Anna Hippe (Kouba) thrilled the large crowd on hand when she took the lead on lap 21 from Johnny Parsons III and went on to park her non-winged sprint car in Rock Auto Victory Lane. The celebration by the Kouba family was well-deserved and quite frankly the dramatic win was something that Hollywood writers couldn't script any better.

A Traditional Sprint Car Series record turnout of 28 cars meant that four heat races would be run for the first time in series history along with the dash, and a 28 car starting field for their main event would also set an over all UMSS record as the largest starting grid in series history. Anna won a series-high $1,025 for her effort and also earned the $125 Camelion Batteries Hard Charger Award. The total purse including all bonus money and the cash dash winnings came in at a series record $8,825. It truly was a night of firsts at Cedar Lake, as the popular non-winged sprint cars capped off their portion of the WoO weekend opening night with an entertaining feature that produced a brand new winner. For Anna Hippe to garner her first sprint car feature win at her family's 25th Annual Earl & Ethel Kouba Memorial race is priceless and certainly is, and may be forever, the most memorable night of her racing career.

The four 10-lap heat races were won by Ty Sampair, Jon Lewerer, Brad Peterson and Neal Matuska. Ty Sampair won the $150 first place Dash for Cash payout over Peterson. The top four drivers in the all-important passing and finishing points from the heat races redrew for starting spots in the first two rows of the A Main. The redraw would see James Giossi and Parsons on the front row with Lewerer and Peterson rolling off behind them. With the Traditional sprint car feature moving up in the running order due to some fuel issues affecting several WoO teams, the Giossi crew was hustling to repair front end damage on their sprint car that happened in the dash when Parsons spun around in turn one and Giossi clipped the back end of Parsons' sprint car with the left front of his car.

James Giossi and his crew made repairs in time for the feature, and the young driver who has been racing a late model for most of the season would make his second start in a Traditional sprint car this season. Giossi led the first six laps before electrical issues ultimately forced him out of the race three laps later. Parsons took over the top spot on lap 7 following a restart for the second caution of the race. One final caution with fifteen laps in the books waved when Jake Kouba made contact with his dad Jimmy Kouba causing front end damage on his 2k sprinter. This set up a tremendous final 10 laps for Anna Hippe. Anna was running around 5th at the time, and in the final 10 laps she was nothing short of a rocket. Anna quickly moved up to third, then watched as JP3 and Jon Lewerer were having a very good battle for the lead. On lap 20, Anna got by Lewerer for second and one lap later she took the lead from JP3, a lead she would hold over the course of the final five laps. Parsons, Lewerer, rookie sprint car driver Brad Peterson and current point leader Mike Mueller completed the top five. Incredibly, 22 cars of the 28 starters finished the race with ALL 22 cars still on the lead lap! Indeed, a record setting evening at CLS in many respects. Anna Hippe also became the second female driver to race to a feature victory in UMSS Traditional sprint car competition, as Katrina Sautbine had two wins in the division back in 2013.

The Kouba family wants to thank all of the drivers, race fans, Cedar Lake Speedway and the sponsors for making this night the most memorable Kouba Memorial in the 25 year history of the event. Special thanks for their contributions to the purse go to Gillund Enterprises/Justice Brothers, GRP Motorsports, Bevlor Utilities, Protofab and the Kouba family. Special bonus awards were presented by Camelion Batteries via Matt Bohl for the aforementioned Hard Charger Award won by Anna Hippe, the $125 Sterling Perseverance Hard Luck Award presented at the drivers meeting to Hunter Custer by Kid Cody and GRP, and a special $55 15th place finisher bonus courtesy of Chad Patterson which fittingly was won by the number 55 sprint car of Joseph Kouba.

The Traditional sprint cars make their second appearance of the season next Saturday night July 15 at the Rice Lake Speedway before joining the with the UMSS winged sprints the following Saturday July 22 at the Ogilvie Raceway for the 6th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial. Keep tabs on all of the UMSS Traditional sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the blue logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway July 7, 2017 (Race #11)
25th Annual Earl & Ethel Kouba Memorial

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 16-Anna Hippe, [13]; 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [2]; 3. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [3]; 4. 93-Brad Peterson, [4]; 5. 87-Mike Mueller, [12]; 6. 6-Jake Kouba, [8]; 7. 7-Scott Brandt, [18]; 8. 22-Jeff Pellersels, [7]; 9. 99-Bryan Roach, [15]; 10. N1-Ty Sampair, [5]; 11. 48-Neal Matuska, [6]; 12. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, [10]; 13. 15E-Caley Emerson, [22]; 14. 95-Kevin Bradwell, [16]; 15. 55-Joseph Kouba, [20]; 16. 6L-Joe Lallier, [11]; 17. 24-Brian VanMeveren, [21]; 18. 34-Denny Stordahl, [23]; 19. 33C-Cody Emmans, [27]; 20. 29-Hunter Custer, [19]; 21. 101-Paul Schultz, [28]; 22. 00-Kyle Finnegan, [26]; 23. (DNF) 1-Tony Norem, [25]; 24. (DNF) 12X-Blake Anderson, [9]; 25. (DNF) 14-Cam Schafer, [17]; 26. (DNF) 90-Tony Klose, [24]; 27. (DNF) 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [14]; 28. (DNF) 11-James Giossi, [1]

Lap Leaders: Giossi 1-6, Parsons 7-20, Hippe 21-25. Cautions: (3) yellows. First caution with 1 lap scored for 00 spin turn 4. Second caution with 6 laps in for 90 spin turn 3. Final caution with 15 laps scored for 2k stopped in turn 1 with front end damage. 2k on hook to pits. Camelion Batteries Hard Charger Award goes to Anna Hippe with a +12 positions gained.

Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. N1-Ty Sampair, [2]; 2. 93-Brad Peterson, [1]; 3. 48-Neal Matuska, [4]; 4. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [6]; 5. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [3]; 6. (DNF) 11-James Giossi, [5]

Lap Leader: Sampair 1-6. Cautions: (1) yellow for 12 spin turn 1, collected 11. 11 on hook to pits with front end damage.

Gillund Enterprises/JB Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. N1-Ty Sampair, [1]; 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [6]; 3. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, [4]; 4. 14-Cam Schafer, [3]; 5. 99-Bryan Roach, [7]; 6. (DNF) 24-Brian VanMeveren, [5]; 7. (DNF) 1-Tony Norem, [2]

Lap Leader: Sampair 1-10. Cautions: (2) yellows. First caution for 1 & 24 tangle turn 1 with 3 laps in. Second caution for 24 spin on final lap. White flag finish.

Bevlor Utilities Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [4]; 2. 12X-Blake Anderson, [1]; 3. 16-Anna Hippe, [2]; 4. 6L-Joe Lallier, [6]; 5. 55-Joseph Kouba, [3]; 6. 15E-Caley Emerson, [5]; 7. 34-Denny Stordahl, [7].

Lap Leaders: Hippe 1, Lewerer 2-10. No cautions.

Protofab Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 93-Brad Peterson, [3]; 2. 22-Jeff Pellersels, [2]; 3. 11-James Giossi, [6]; 4. 95-Kevin Bradwell, [4]; 5. 29-Hunter Custer, [5]; 6. 33C-Cody Emmans, [7]; 7. 00-Kyle Finnegan, [1]

Lap Leader: Peterson 1-10. Cautions: (1) yellow for 00 spin turn 2 opening lap.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 48-Neal Matuska, [1]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba, [2]; 3. 87-Mike Mueller, [3]; 4. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [5]; 5. 7-Scott Brandt, [6]; 6. 101-Paul Schultz, [7]; 7. 90-Tony Klose, [4]

Lap Leader: Matuska 1-10. No cautions.

 

 

Dobmeier Doubles Down at River Cities
By Mike Spieker

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (July 7, 2017) – Mark Dobmeier added two more Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Car checkered flags to his impressive River Cities Speedway résumé Friday night. Dobmeier began the night by claiming the June 9th make-up feature, albeit with some controversy.
Twenty-one year-old Jordan Adams set a blistering pace to begin the feature and held off Dombeier, Austin Pierce and Wade Nygaard restart after restart.

Adams led the first 21 laps of the event until he and Dobmeier made contact in turn four, which sent Adams hard into the turn four water barrels. The collision ended Adams’ race and forced him to a backup car for the rest of the evening.

“It was a racing deal. Jordan actually got off the backstretch there and got sideways so I shot underneath him,” said Dobmeier in victory lane. “He tried to hang around on the topside where there wasn’t room while I had already made my move. I’m never going to intentionally take someone out. We made the best of it, moved on, and won the race.”

In the second main event of the night, Austin Pierce got out to the early lead until Dobmeier came storming through the field.

Dobmeier took the lead with five laps in the books and survived a couple restarts in the late going to take the win. Behind him, a fierce battle for second through seventh ensued as Chris Ranten, Pierce, Wade Nygaard, Casey Mack, Thomas Kennedy, and Nick Omdahl all vied for position.

At the checkers, Ranten, Pierce, Nygaard and Omdahl rounded out the top five.

“The track was really tricky for that second feature,” continued Dobmeier. “It was fairly smooth and dry and had a cushion around the top. If you really slowed it down you could make that bottom work, but I was running wherever you had to go to get by one of them lapped cars.”
RESULTS:
A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier, [6]; 2. 2A-Austin Pierce, [5]; 3. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [4]; 4. 8H-Jade Hastings, [10]; 5. 10TRB-Bob Martin, [7]; 6. 0-Nick Omdahl, [9]; 7. 7-Trent Stengl, [8]; 8. 6-Zach Wilde, [12]; 9. 8C-Jack Croaker, [14]; 10. 4M-Cale Mack, [17]; 11. 51-Alex Larson, [18]; 12. 42-Rick Bates, [16]; 13. 12-Brayden Pengilly, [19]; 14. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, [21]; 15. (DNF) 20A-Jordan Adams, [1]; 16. (DNF) 14-Tom Egeland, [11]; 17. (DNF) 26-Blake Egeland, [2]; 18. (DNF) 31-Shane Roemeling, [13]; 19. (DNF) 8-Casey Mack, [3]; 20. (DNF) 99-Jordan Graham, [20]; (DNS) 24-Jon Sorenson,
A Feature 2 (25 Laps): 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier, [4]; 2. 27-Chris Ranten, [3]; 3. 2A-Austin Pierce, [1]; 4. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [6]; 5. 0-Nick Omdahl, [10]; 6. 8-Casey Mack, [2]; 7. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [7]; 8. 31-Shane Roemeling, [15]; 9. 8H-Jade Hastings, [5]; 10. 7-Trent Stengl, [11]; 11. 20A-Jordan Adams, [28]; 12. 91M-Jackson Moffett, [18]; 13. 8C-Jack Croaker, [9]; 14. 26-Blake Egeland, [16]; 15. 10TRB-Bob Martin, [13]; 16. 13T-Ty Hanten, [12]; 17. 6-Zach Wilde, [8]; 18. 14-Tom Egeland, [17]; 19. 51-Alex Larson, [20]; 20. 42-Rick Bates, [25]; 21. 12-Brayden Pengilly, [26]; 22. 4M-Cale Mack, [22]; 23. 99-Jordan Graham, [21]; 24. 35-Brenden Wilde, [14]; 25. 27X-Trevor Mell, [23]; 26. 3M-Marcus Rothenbacher, [24]; 27. (DNF) 6N-Greg Nikitenko, [19]; (DNS) 22-Tanner Wisk,

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 2A-Austin Pierce, [1]; 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier, [8]; 3. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [7]; 4. 0-Nick Omdahl, [6]; 5. 10TRB-Bob Martin, [3]; 6. 26-Blake Egeland, [4]; 7. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, [10]; 8. 4M-Cale Mack, [5]; 9. 42-Rick Bates, [9]; (DNS) 20A-Jordan Adams,

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 8-Casey Mack, [1]; 2. 8H-Jade Hastings, [3]; 3. 6-Zach Wilde, [4]; 4. 7-Trent Stengl, [2]; 5. 35-Brenden Wilde, [7]; 6. 14-Tom Egeland, [6]; 7. 51-Alex Larson, [8]; 8. 27X-Trevor Mell, [9]; 9. 12-Brayden Pengilly, [5]

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 27-Chris Ranten, [2]; 2. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [1]; 3. 8C-Jack Croaker, [7]; 4. 13T-Ty Hanten, [5]; 5. 31-Shane Roemeling, [3]; 6. 91M-Jackson Moffett, [6]; 7. 99-Jordan Graham, [4]; 8. 3M-Marcus Rothenbacher, [9]; 9. (DNF) 22-Tanner Wisk, [8]

 

 

Richards Wires URSS Field at Colby

Nebraska’s Terry Richards put in a dominating performance with a field of 31 cars as he led every lap of night 2 of the Summer Sizzler Week for the United Rebel Sprint Series at the Thomas County Speedway in Colby, KS.

Richards and Colorado’s Scott Rhoades brought the field to the green with Richards jumping out to the early lead followed by Rhoades, Mark Walinder, Darren Berry and Todd Plemons rounding out the top 5 after lap one. Oklahoma’s Jake Martens would wrestle his way past Plemons from his 7th starting poaition to move into the top 5 on lap 3 and then drove around Berry on lap 4 to take over 4th.

Quinter’s Zach Blurton, starting 9th, moved into the top 5 on lap 7 as Martens passed past Walinder for 3rd and continue his charge to the front, as Richards had built up a straightaway lead over 2nd running Rhoades.

Martens would continue his charge to the front as he moved past Rhoades for 2nd at the halfway mark and began to chase down Richards but fell short of reaching his back bumper as Richards would claim his first URSS feature victory in the 25 lap caution free event. Blurton would make a late race charge to claim 3rd, followed by Rhoades and Walinder to complete the top five.

Heat races were won by Nick Haygood,Ty Williams and Nate Berry. Wichita’s JD Johnson earned the Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard Charger award as he finished 6th from his 14th starting position.

The Rebels will now head north for Saturday nights round 3 of the Summer Sizzler at the Lincoln Co. Raceway in North Platte NE, for the 2nd Annual Ron Williams/Dick (Snoose) Myers Memorial with $1700 going to the feature winner.


Results

A Feature

1 Terry Richards

2 Jake Martens

3 Zach Blurton

4 Scott Rhoades

5 Mark Walinder

6 JD Johnson

7 Patrick Bourke

8 Nick Haygood

9 Darren Berry

10 Ty Williams

11 Steven Richardson

12 Todd Plemons

13 Nate Berry

14 Shane Sundquist

15 Scott Cochran

16 Buddy Tubbs

17 Jed Werner

18 Bob Schaeffer

19 Coby Pearce

20 Tracy Hill

B1

1 Steven Richardson

2 Scott Cochran

3 Tracy Hill

4 Bob Schaeffer

5 Brian Herbert

6 Cody Lampe

7 Howard Van Dyke

8 Aaron Ploussard

9 John Webster

10 Tom Belsky

B2

1 JD Johnson

2 Buddy Tubbs

3 Shane Sundquist

4 Coby Pearce

5 Nick Nichols

6 Kaden Taylor

7 Austin McLean

8 Craig Jecha

9 Mike Taylor

 

Mattox Claims First Career NCRA Sprint Victory!

Park City, Kansas – July 1, 2017 - Fred Mattox made the drive from his Drumright, Oklahoma home a profitable one as he claimed his first career National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car feature victory Saturday night at 81 Speedway in Park City.

Mattox, aboard his homebuilt powered, Triple X chassis sponsored by Young Tool Supply/D&E Drywall Supply/AKI Oil Field Services sprinter, started on the outside front row and held off a hard-charging Jeremy Campbell to take home the $2000 to win feature event.

Pole-sitter J.D. Johnson came home third with Danny Jennings and Kyle Clark rounding out the top five.

The heat races for the twelve-car field were won by Jennings and Don Droud, Jr.

With his second-place run, Campbell has closed to within five points of defending champion Droud in the 2017 points race as the series gears for the 61st running of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Hutchinson Grand Nationals presented by Midwest Super Store at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas on Friday and Saturday night, July 14-15. The Saturday night’s championship feature winner will earn $4000.

NCRA Sprints

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

July 2, 2017

12 Cars

1st Heat: 1) 1J-Danny Jennings, [1]; 2) 9$-Kyle Clark, [2]; 3) 98-J.D. Johnson, [6]; 4) 85-Forrest Sutherland, [4]; 5) 81-Jon Freeman, [5]; 6) 51-Josh Fairbank, [3]

2nd Heat: 1) 1X-Don Droud Jr, [1]; 2) 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [2]; 3) 26M-Fred Mattox, [6]; 4) 5$-Danny Smith, [4]; 5) 91-Jeff Stasa, [5]; 6) 20G-Jake Greider, [3]

A Feature: 1) 26M-Fred Mattox, [2]; 2) 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [6]; 3) 98-J.D. Johnson, [1]; 4) 1J-Danny Jennings, [3]; 5) 9$-Kyle Clark, [5]; 6) 1X-Don Droud Jr, [4]; 7) 91-Jeff Stasa, [10]; 8) 85-Forrest Sutherland, [7]; 9) 81-Jon Freeman, [9]; 10) 5$-Danny Smith, [8]; 11) 20G-Jake Greider, [12]; 12) 51-Josh Fairbank, [11]

 

 

Hello Race Fans! This is your Fourth of July weekend Race Recap for St. Francois County Raceway.

This recap is sponsored by Boyer Lumber and Rental Center. St. Francois County Raceway had an amazing night of racing for all the fans. There were a total of 86 cars in attendance divided into four class. Those class were: POWRi WAR Non-wing Sprint Cars, Super Streets, 410 Wing Sprint Cars, and B-Modifieds. Along with the amazing racing, St. Francois County Raceway put on an outstanding fireworks show for the fans as well as a very interesting Mechanics race for the Sprint Cars. The Mechanics race was for all the Mechanics that work on each sprint car. This race gave them the opportunity to jump behind the wheel of these powerful machines and show the fans and other drivers what they can do in a car. All in all, this night of racing was filled with a lot of interesting events that the fans seemed to really love. Now on to what happened in the regular show.
Up first for the 4th of July weekend was the POWRi WAR Series (Non-wing Sprint Cars). There were 20 Non-wing cars in attendance divided into three heat races. The first heat race had seven cars take the green flag. Taking the win in heat race number one would was Korey Weyant in the 99 car. Second place went to the 22s car of Slater Helt from the fourth starting position. The 24 car of Landon Simon crossed the finish line in third place.
Heat race number two also had seven cars take the green flag. Crossing the finish line in first place was the pole sitter Wyatt Burks in the 11w car with Chris Parkinson finishing in second place in the 65 car from the fifth starting position. Third place went to the 93 car with Steve Mahannah behind the wheel.
The third heat race had six cars take the green flag with the 15b of Quinton Benson taking the checkered flag. Finishing in second place was the 51b of Joe B. Miller and third place went to the 42 with Warren Johnson behind the wheel.
The main event was definitely an interesting one to say the least. It was a 25 lap race with 19 cars competing for the win. The car that came out on top was the 51b car of Joe B Miller with the 99 car of Korey Weyant finishing in second place. However, the 51b car was 40 pounds below the requirement during post-race inspection which resulted in his disqualification giving Weyant the official win. Coming across the finish line in third was the 24 car of Landon Simon with Wyatt Burks finishing in fourth in the 11w car. Fifth place went to the 65 car of Chris Parkinson behind the wheel. The Hard Charger for the night went to the 8d car of Terry Babb for starting 19th, passing 10 cars and finishing ninth.
Running second for the night was the Super Street class. There were 23 cars in attendance divided into three heat races. The first one had eight cars take the green flag with Tony Wyatt finishing out front in the 67 car. Second place went to the 30w car with Dom Wadlow behind the wheel with Brad Callahan finishing in third place in the 21w car.
Heat race number two had eight cars scheduled to start but only seven took the green flag. Finishing out front was Chuck Adams in the 99 car with Travis Goodman finishing in second place in the 76 car. Third place went to Josh Ramer in the 269 after starting last in the field of cars.
Heat race number three had seven cars scheduled to start and seven did just that. Crossing the finish line in first place was the 94n car with Jason Neel behind the wheel. Finishing in second place was the 23 car of Kevin Mosier with Andy Johnston finishing in third place in the 91b car.
The main event for the Super Streets had 21 cars take the green flag since two cars were knocked out of contention early in the night. Taking home the trophy after a 15 lap race was the 94n car of Jason Neel. Second place went to the 67 car of Tony Wyatt with Travis Goodman finishing in third place in his 76 car. Fourth place went to the 23 with Kevin Mosier behind the wheel. Crossing the finish line in fifth place was the 269 car of Josh Ramer. The BSB Manufacturing Go Fast Award Winner for the night went to David Baker in the 00 car for starting 19th, passing 11 cars and finishing eighth.
Up next on the night was the 410 Winged Sprint Cars. There were 24 sprint cars in attendance divided into three heat races. Heat race number one eight cars scheduled to take the green flag but only seven did. Of those seven, Joe B. Miller finished first in the 51b car from the fifth starting position. Second place went to the 16g car of Scottie Gretzmacher after starting in the last position with Dustin Adams finishing in third place in the number 3 car.
The second heat race had eight cars take the green flag with Jason Keith finishing in first place in the 28 car. Second place went to the 67 car with Joey Boyd behind the wheel with Carl Finder finishing in third place in the 360 car.
The final heat race for the Sprint Cars had seven cars take the green of the eight that was scheduled to. Crossing the finish line in first place was the 17* car of Robbie Standridge. Right behind him in second place was the 05 car with Brad Loyet behind the wheel and finishing in third place was Joey Montgomery in the 35 car.
The top two in each heat ran a dash. The dash was a six lap race to see who started where within the first three rows. Picking up the win and starting on the pole for the main event was the 17* car with Robbie Standridge behind the wheel. Second place went to Brad Loyet in the 05 car with Joe B. Miller finishing in third place in the 51b car.
The main event was a 25 lap race full of action. Taking home the win after taking the lead with only seven laps to go was the 05 car of Brad Loyet. Second place went to the 17* car with Robbie Standridge behind the wheel. Third place went to Joey Boyd in the 67 car with Scottie Gretzmacher crossing the finish line in fourth place for the second week in a row in the 16g car. Fifth place went to Joe B. Miller in the 51b car. The Hard Charger Award for the night went to the 87 car of Kent Buckley for starting 15th, passing seven cars and finishing eighth.

 

Kyler Barraza #87 maintained his Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car point lead at Southern Oregon Speedway with wins in both his heat race and the Main Event.

Barraza Grabs Victory From Hibbard At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II

White City, Oregon...July 1...Kyler Barraza won his second Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. The current point leader was stalking leader David Hibbard when traffic provided him with the opportunity to make his winning pass on lap 24. While Barraza sped to the $1,000 victory, Hibbard brought it home to a season best second place finish as his car was running better than it has all season.

D. Hibbard and Barraza were battling for position all night. Having worked out the motor issues that have been hurting him for the first three races, Hibbard beat Barraza to win the six lap heat race. Barraza won the four lap Trophy Dash ahead of Hibbard, who spun on the second lap for a yellow flag. The four lap Scramble set the first two rows of the Main Event, and Hibbard won that race ahead of Barraza. A motor issue in the Trophy Dash left Bailey Hibbard's crew scrambling to get the car ready for the Main Event. D. Hibbard raced into the Main Event lead at the drop of the green flag with Barraza following in second. "Rookie Of The Year" hopeful Merissa Henson was an early third, but B. Hibbard raced by for the position on lap two. As the lead three cars ran closely, Henson and Enrique Jaime had a good battle going early on for fourth. However, on lap 14, Jaime slowed his pace just a bit to cool his over heating motor. This enabled 61 year old rookie Calvin Hibbard to take over fifth. By about lap 19, Jaime was back to his usual pace, but the leaders were approaching him to put him another lap down. Working lap 24, Barraza used the slower car to make his move past D. Hibbard for the lead and victory. D. Hibbard settled for second, followed by B. Hillard, Henson, C. Hibbard and Jaime. All of the starters finished the non stop event.

The Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars are back on July 8th and 22nd. After his Trophy Dash win, Barraza indicated that he will be removing his wing to compete in Southern Oregon Speedway's big Cascade Sprint Car Challenge, presented by Herz Precision Parts, on August 26th. That Wingless 360 Sprint Car race will pay $3,000 to win. For further information go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results Kendall Oil Sprint Cars Heat-David Hibbard, Kyler Barraza, Merissa Henson. Trophy Dash-Kyler Barraza, David Hibbard, Merissa Henson. Scramble-David Hibbard, Kyler Barraza, Merissa Henson. Main Event-Kyler Barraza, David Hibbard, Bailey Hibbard, Merissa Henson, Calvin Hibbard, Enrique Jaime.

 

 

 

Kaeding, Bruns, Forbrook, Beckendorf and Looft Net Wins During New Fashion Pork Night at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 3, 2017) - Tim Kaeding and Clinton Bruns scored their first feature victories of the season at Jackson Motorplex while Brady Forbrook, Brandon Beckendorf and Matthew Looft returned to Victory Lane last Friday during New Fashion Pork Night.

Kaeding took advantage of starting on the pole for the 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store A Main as he led the distance and held off a hard charging Kerry Madsen, who established a new track record during qualifying to open the night before rallying from eighth to second place in the main event. Matt Juhl, Bill Balog and Brooke Tatnell rounded out the top five, respectively.

Chris Martin, Tasker Phillips and Scott Winters were the heat race winners.

Bruns rallied from the furthest in the pack as he advanced from ninth to garner the Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprints presented by HitchDoc triumph. Alex Schriever maneuvered from eighth to second place with Brandon Stevenson ending third, 10th-starting Derek Anderson fourth and Rick Jansma fifth.

Schriever and Stevenson each won a heat race.

Forbrook powered from eighth to capture his second career Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints main event victory. Michael Stien placed second with Cory Kautz third, ninth-starting Kaleb Johnson fourth and Shane Fick fifth.

Kautz and Dave Becker both recorded a heat race triumph.

Beckendorf advanced from sixth to claim the Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods main event. Mark Noble, Kelly Shryock, Denny Anderson and Jeff Ignaszewski rounded out the top five, respectively.

Anderson and Justin Anderson each picked up a heat race win.

Looft outlasted eighth-starting Jason Andrews to earn the Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods A Main victory. Eric Kinnetz placed third, Randy Winter fourth and Jared Nytroe was fifth.

Nytroe and Kinnetz were the heat race winners.

Jackson Motorplex will showcase Kenny Schrader Night next Friday when the half-mile oval will feature Nebraska 360 Sprints and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 Sprint Cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and Heartland Racing Association Non-Wing Sprints Presented by HitchDoc.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (June 30, 2017) -

410 OUTLAW SPRINTS FUELED BY CASEY'S GENERAL STORE

A Feature: 1. 3-Tim Kaeding (1); 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen (8); 3. 09-Matt Juhl (2); 4. 17B-Bill Balog (5); 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell (4); 6. 13-Mark Dobmeier (7); 7. 18-Ian Madsen (6); 8. 23W-Scott Winters (11); 9. 7W-Tasker Phillips (10); 10. 44-Chris Martin (9); 11. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (13); 12. 7X-Kaley Gharst (12); 13. 35-Skylar Prochaska (14); 14. 19P-Paige Polyak (18); 15. 7S-Jason Sides (17); 16. (DNF) 4W-Matt Wasmund (15); 17. (DNF) 4-Dakota Hendrickson (16); 18. (DNF) 16-Travis Whitney (3).

Heat 1: 1. 44-Chris Martin (1); 2. 3-Tim Kaeding (2); 3. 17B-Bill Balog (4); 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen (6); 5. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (5); 6. 4-Dakota Hendrickson (3).

Heat 2: 1. 7W-Tasker Phillips (1); 2. 16-Travis Whitney (3); 3. 7X-Kaley Gharst (2); 4. 18-Ian Madsen (5); 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska (4); 6. 7S-Jason Sides (6).

Heat 3: 1. 23W-Scott Winters (1); 2. 09-Matt Juhl (3); 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier (6); 4. 55-Brooke Tatnell (4); 5. 4W-Matt Wasmund (2); 6. 19P-Paige Polyak (5).

Qualifying: 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen (7); 2. 7S-Jason Sides (13); 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier (1); 4. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (10); 5. 18-Ian Madsen (14); 6. 19P-Paige Polyak (15); 7. 17B-Bill Balog (3); 8. 35-Skylar Prochaska (18); 9. 55-Brooke Tatnell (17); 10. 4-Dakota Hendrickson (2); 11. 16-Travis Whitney (12); 12. 09-Matt Juhl (8); 13. 3-Tim Kaeding (4); 14. 7X-Kaley Gharst (6); 15. 4W-Matt Wasmund (9); 16. 44-Chris Martin (16); 17. 7W-Tasker Phillips (5); 18. 23W-Scott Winters (11).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER 305 SPRINTS

A Feature: 1. 5-Brady Forbrook (8); 2. 4S-Michael Stien (2); 3. 51-Corey Kautz (4); 4. 22-Kaleb Johnson (9); 5. 13S-Shane Fick (6); 6. 10-Trevor Serbus (3); 7. 05-Colin Smith (16); 8. 75-Brandon Geldner (7); 9. 11A-Bruce Anderson (5); 10. 33G-Nate Eakin (14); 11. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (10); 12. (DNF) 7D-Dave Becker (1); 13. (DNF) 35-Blaine Stegenga (11); 14. (DNF) 23-Brandon Bosma (12); 15. (DNF) 4D-Chris Duffy (13); 16. (DNF) 11-Dalyn Cody (15).

Heat 1: 1. 51-Corey Kautz (4); 2. 75-Brandon Geldner (6); 3. 13S-Shane Fick (5); 4. 22-Kaleb Johnson (7); 5. 4S-Michael Stien (3); 6. 35-Blaine Stegenga (8); 7. (DNF) 4D-Chris Duffy (2); 8. (DNF) 11-Dalyn Cody (1).

Heat 2: 1. 7D-Dave Becker (2); 2. 11A-Bruce Anderson (4); 3. 5-Brady Forbrook (6); 4. 10-Trevor Serbus (3); 5. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (7); 6. 23-Brandon Bosma (8); 7. (DNF) 33G-Nate Eakin (1); 8. (DNF) 05-Colin Smith (5).

MINNESOTA WEST - JACKSON CAMPUS IMCA A MODS

A Feature: 1. 5-Brandon Beckendorf (6); 2. 74-Mark Noble (1); 3. 3-Kelly Shryock (8); 4. 20-Denny Anderson (2); 5. 22-Jeff Ignaszewski (4); 6. 07-Justin Anderson (3); 7. 49-Mat Hollerich (7); 8. C5-Chris Palsrok (9); 9. 07B-Corey Bosma (10); 10. (DNF) 9-Roger Nielsen (12); 11. (DNF) 8L-Lyle Sathoff (11); (DQ) 27-Don Gerritsen Jr (5).

Heat 1: 1. 20-Denny Anderson (2); 2. 74-Mark Noble (1); 3. 5-Brandon Beckendorf (4); 4. 3-Kelly Shryock (5); 5. 22-Jeff Ignaszewski (3); 6. 07B-Corey Bosma (6).

Heat 2: 1. 07-Justin Anderson (2); 2. 27-Don Gerritsen Jr (3); 3. C5-Chris Palsrok (5); 4. 49-Mat Hollerich (4); 5. (DNF) 9-Roger Nielsen (6); 6. (DNF) 8L-Lyle Sathoff (1).

BOHL'S SMALL ENGINE IMCA SPORT MODS

A Feature: 1. 9-Matthew Looft (6); 2. 03Z-Jason Andrews (8); 3. 75-Eric Kinnetz (2); 4. 3W-Randy Winter (3); 5. 5K-Jared Nytroe (5); 6. 25-Dan Paplow (7); 7. 18-Kyle Steuber (9); 8. 22J-James Jenkins (1); 9. (DNF) 72-Alex Schubbe (4); 10. (DNF) 3-Dustin Wiederhoeft (10).

Heat 1: 1. 5K-Jared Nytroe (3); 2. 25-Dan Paplow (4); 3. 22J-James Jenkins (1); 4. 3W-Randy Winter (2); 5. 18-Kyle Steuber (5).

Heat 2: 1. 75-Eric Kinnetz (1); 2. 72-Alex Schubbe (2); 3. 9-Matthew Looft (3); 4. 03Z-Jason Andrews (4); 5. 3-Dustin Wiederhoeft (5).

HRA NON-WING SPRINTS PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature: 1. 7X-Clinton Bruns (9); 2. 0-Alex Schriever (8); 3. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (5); 4. 07-Derek Anderson (10); 5. 7-Rick Jansma (1); 6. 48-Neal Matuska (2); 7. 14-Rob Sharits (3); 8. 1A-Brad Anderson (4); 9. 13-Dave Murphy (7); 10. 0MG-Jeff Davis (6).

Heat 1: 1. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (1); 2. 13-Dave Murphy (2); 3. 7-Rick Jansma (5); 4. 14-Rob Sharits (4); 5. (DNF) 07-Derek Anderson (3).

Heat 2: 1. 0-Alex Schriever (1); 2. 7X-Clinton Bruns (5); 3. 48-Neal Matuska (3); 4. 1A-Brad Anderson (2); 5. 0MG-Jeff Davis (4).

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THOMAS FIRST AT THE BILL GARDNER SPRINTACULAR

Putnamville, IN - July 1, 2017 - It was one of those race nights supplied with all the necessary ingredients that makes sprint car racing an exciting sport to watch. Track conditions changed from hot laps to race time. There was a lot of action in the heat races and a battle to the finish in the feature. Kevin Thomas Jr. prevailed to take the victory in the 30 lap “Bill Gardner Sprintacular” which is hosted by the Lincoln Park Speedway each season. It was his sixth career victory in racing with the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series

A restart in the feature with only seven laps remaining provided the opportunity Thomas needed to take the lead from Thomas Meseraull. Thomas had the speed in his 9K sprinter to complete the task while California driver Ryan Bernal won the ensuing battle for second place over Meseraull. Meseraull was third in the Briscoe 5 Sprinter. Kody Swanson finished fourth while Jon Stanbrough claimed fifth in the 21 car field. A.J. Hopkins brought the 4J Motorsports entry home in sixth. Hopkins led the first 3 laps. The remainder of the top ten included MSCS Points leader Carson Short, Shane Cottle, Brady Short, and Chase Stockon.

Accomplishments from the racing were marked by some stupendous driving through traffic. Ryan Bernal took the 17GP sprint on a ride up through most of the field. He had started eighteenth and gained 16 positions. The crafty driver was the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race. Carson Short was in a hurry also in coming from a 21st and provisional starting position to finish seventh, a gain of 14 positions. The Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award was given to Robert Ballou. Ballou finished eleventh despite needing to visit the work area to replace a flat rear tire. Earlier he was very competitive and working toward a top five or ten finish.

The forty car field was divided into five preliminary heat races. Those initial and important victories went to A.J. Hopkins, Kent Schmidt, Garrett Aitken, Thomas Meseraull, and Kevin Thomas Jr. Aitken, a rookie with the series, went out to qualify with group three and was credited with being the top overall qualifier with a lap of 14.084. Chase Stockon also turned a lap at that speed but was in group four.

There were two more opportunities for drivers to race. Kyle Robbins won the C Main over Zach Hampton with the top five transferring to the B Main. Robert Ballou was the fastest in winning the B Main with twenty cars participating.

MSCS has no other events schedule during the month of July. The series will return to action on August 5th. That date is an important occasion on the schedule for MSCS and Tri-State Speedway. It will be the running of the Hoosier Sprint Nationals. The winner will be looking at a $5,000 check. This race continues a Haubstadt tradition that has continued into a thirteenth season. MSCS will return to Lincoln Park Speedway for a final 2017 appearance there on August 12th.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

RACE SUMMARY “Bill GARDNER SPRINTACULAR” Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, IN July 1, 2017

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (40 Entries)

Top Overall Qualifier - 32x Garrett Aitken, 14.084 seconds

First Heat - 4J A.J. Hopkins, 2E Kody Swanson, 54 Matt Westfall, 5M Matt McDonald, ----- 66 Jadon Rogers, 6 Bill Rose, 17R Kyle Robbins. 45K Ben Knight

Second Heat - 5K Kent Schmidt, 57 Shane Cottle, 11P Brady Short, 24 Nate McMillin, -----1C Kent Christian, 17 Kendall Ruble, 7z Zach Hampton, 16 Harley Burns

Third Heat - 32x Garrett Aitken, 77 Jon Stanbrough, 4P C.J. Leary, 24 Shane Cockrum, -----21 Carson Short, 66W Jeff Bland Jr., 24L Lee Underwood, 28 Brandon Mattox

Fourth Heat - 5 Thomas Meseraull, 52 Isaac Chapple, 97X Tyler Hewitt, -----12 Robert Ballou, 32 Chase Stockon, 44 Hunter Schuerenberg, -----22v Shelby Van Gilder, 39 Matt Goodnight

Fifth Heat - 9K Kevin Thomas Jr., 18 Jarett Andretti, 34 Brent Beauchamp, ----- 77s Travis Berryhill, 17gp Ryan Bernal, 22 Koby Barksdale, 32A Garrett Abrams, ----- 42 Ty Tilton

C Main - 17R Kyle Robbins, 7Z Zach Hampton, 24L Lee Underwood, -----32A Garrett Abrams, 22V Shelby Van Gilder, 39 Matt Goodnight, 16 Harley Burns, -----28 Brandon Mattox

B Main - 12 Robert Ballou, 5M Matt McDonald, 17gp Ryan Bernal, 32 Chase Stockon, ----- 44 Hunter Schuerenberg, 1C Kent Christian, 24 Nate McMillin, 66 Jadon Rogers, ----- 66W Jeff Bland Jr., 6 Bill Rose, 24L Lee Underwood, 17R Kyle Robbins, ----- 17 Kendall Ruble, 77s Travis Berryhill, 32A Garrett Abrams, ----- 22v Shelby Van Gilder, 22 Koby Barksdale, 7z Zach Hampton, 21 Carson Short, ----- 24P Shane Cockrum

A Main (30 Laps) - 9K Kevin Thomas Jr., 17gp Ryan Bernal, 5 Thomas Meseraull, ----- 2E Kody Swanson, 77 Jon Stanbrough, 4J A.J. Hopkins, ----- 21 Carson Short, 57 Shane Cottle, 11P Brady Short, ----- 32 Chase Stockon, 12 Robert Ballou, 32x Garrett Aitken, ----- 44 Hunter Schuerenberg, 52 Isaac Chapple, 18 Jarett Andretti, ----- 34 Brent Beauchamp, 5K Kent Schmidt, 54 Matt Westfall, ----- 5m Matt McDonald, 4P C.J. Leary, 97X Tyler Hewitt

 

 

CUMMINS POSTS A SOLID VICTORY AT THE SPRINT STAMPEDE

Haubstadt, IN - July 2, 2017 - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series raced at the Tri-State Speedway Sunday night as part of the “Sprint Stampede.” Portions of the evening’s racing program were organized to recognize the 60th Anniversary of the speedway. An appearance of vintage race cars welcomed the crowd as part of the opening ceremonies which included an interview with track operator Tom Helfrich. The racing to follow was accentuated by the MOWA Winged Sprint Cars and the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds.

Feature time came up first for the Midwest Sprint Cars. The feature was for the traditional 25 lap distance. A three car race for the top spot showed promise of becoming a five car scramble for the $2,500 to win. Kyle Cummins of Princeton, IN, led the first lap but Kevin Thomas Jr, gassed it and assumed the lead. Thomas was coming off a MSCS victory the night before. His On the Gass owned sprint held the lead for the next 9 laps.

However, Cummins was still on a mission, had a new engine, and retook the lead after a restart at the halfway mark. Then it was Thomas Meseraull’s turn to lead and he was wheeling one fast race car. Cummins hung on and the leaders caught the back markers in the field. That bit of congestion played a role in allowing Cummins to seize a victory. It was his first in the 2017 MSCS campaign. The front runners lived up to the promise a stampede promotes! Meseraull would finish second.

With the race being on the night of the track’s anniversary, perhaps it was fitting that the first two teams were backed and owned by families among those that have participated at the track for 2 or 3 generations. Following the Cummins 3C and the Briscoe 5 Sprinter was that of Robert Ballou. The California driver is no stranger to Haubstadt fans either. Ballou had started thirteenth and in finishing third he earned the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award.

Brady Short would finish the main in fourth place just ahead of season long rival Carson Short. Carson Short had the overall best time in group qualifying with a 13.754 second lap. Donny Brackett and Chet Williams were also very busy passing cars with each driver gaining 8 spots. The second five included Jarett Andretti in sixth followed by Kevin Thomas Jr., Brackett, Aric Gentry, and Williams. Rookie Stephen Schnapf was eleventh and the event’s Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award winner.

The three heat races were victorious runs for Thomas Meseraull, Brian Karraker, and Kyle Cummins. Those three drivers joined MSCS Points leader Carson Short in a special anniversary night trophy dash. It was like another Blast from the Past with Meseraull winning over Short.

The MOWA Winged Sprints completed their feature with Bloomington, IN, driver Kody Kinser winning the feature. He had topped qualifying with the quickest time for the entire evening with a 12.739 lap. Justin Peck finished second followed by Brad Loyet, Mike Terry Jr., and A.J. Bruns. Critter Malone was sixth. The three heat races were won by drivers with extensive non wing experience. Dakota Jackson, Landon Simon, and Chase Stockon certainly displayed their versatility at the wheel.

The UMP Modifieds were 27 strong to begin the night. Twenty would start the 25 lap feature won by Trent Young. It was Young’s second win at the track for the season. Dave Beck finished second followed by fast qualifier Matt Lane, Zach Fair, and B Main winner Clay Lane. Dustin and Dave Beck won heat races along with Trent Young. Dave Beck took the division’s special trophy dash.

The next event at Tri-State Speedway will be the USAC Indiana Sprint Week Show on Saturday July 15th.

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway

SUMMARY “Sprint Stampede” Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN July 2, 2017

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (29 Entries)

Top Overall Qualifier - 21 Carson Short, 13.754 seconds

First Heat - 5 Thomas Meseraull, 17X Kevin Thomas Jr., 18 Jarett Andretti, -----5K Kent Schmidt, 12 Robert Ballou, 38 Chet Williams, 32x Garrett Aitken, -----17 Kendall Ruble, 37 Dave Gross, 24 Landon Simon

Second Heat - 23 Brian Karraker, 52 Isaac Chapple, 32 Chase Stockon, -----61M Stephen Schnapf, 66 Jadon Rogers, 28 Brandon Mattox, 11 James Lyerla, -----5E Tom Harris, 99 Alec Sipes, 45 Eric Perrott

Third Heat - 3C Kyle Cummins, 11P Brady Short, 21 Carson Short, 4P C.J. Leary, -----10 Aric Gentry, 4B Donny Brackett, 27 Brian Wallace, 4C Daylan Chambers, -----22V Shelby Van Gilder

Trophy Dash - 5 Thomas Meseraull, 21 Carson Short, 3c Kyle Cummins, -----23 Brian Karraker

B Main - 4B Donny Brackett, 28 Brandon Mattox, 38 Chet Williams, 27 Brian Wallace, -----32x Garrett Aitken, 11 James Lyerla, 24 Landon Simon, 5E Tom Harris, -----17 Kendall Ruble, 4C Daylan Chambers, 99 Alec Sipes, 45 Eric Perrott, -----37 Dave Gross

Feature (25 Laps) - 3C Kyle Cummins, 5 Thomas Meseraull, 12 Robert Ballou, -----11P Brady Short, 21 Carson Short, 18 Jarett Andretti, -----17X Kevin Thomas Jr., 4B Donny Brackett, 10 Aric Gentry, -----38 Chet Williams, 61M Stephen Schnapf, 32 Chase Stockon, -----52 Isaac Chapple, 23 Brian Karraker, 32X Garrett Aitken, 28 Brandon Mattox, -----4P C. J. Leary, 5K Kent Schmidt, 27 Brian Wallace, 17 Kendall Ruble, -----66 Jadon Rogers

SUMMARY (Continued) Tri-State Speedway July 2, 2017

MOWA SPRINT CARS: (24 Entries)

Fastest Qualifier - 4K Kody Kinser, 12.739 seconds:

Heat 1 - 3 Dakota Jackson, 85 Mike Terry Jr., 4K Kody Kinser, 1M Jim Moughan, ----- 3A Dustin Adams

Heat 2 - 24 Landon Simon, 05 Brad Loyet, 21 Carson Short, 5X Justin Peck, ----- 10S Jeremy Standridge

Heat 3 - 32 Chase Stockon, 21K Kameron Key, 44 A.J. Bruns, 77u Chris Urish, ----- 17 Robbie Standridge

A Main - 4K Kody Kinser, 5X Justin Peck, 05 Brad Loyet, ----- 85 Mike Terry Jr., 44 A.J. Bruns, 7 Critter Malone, ----- 77U Chris Urish, 3 Dakota Jackson, 1M Jim Moughan, ----- 42 Cory Bruns, 17 Robbie Standridge, 12 Jacob Patton, ----- 21k Kameron Key, 23D Trey Datweiler, 10s Jeremy Standridge, ----- 52F Logan Faucon, 90 Patrick Budde, 55 Chuck Walker, ----- 3A Dustin Adams, 32 Chase Stockon, 21 Carson Short, ----- 24 Landon Simon, 57 George Crawford

 

 

Jeremy Kerzman Continues Cedar Lake Dominance New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-1-17)

The largest field of the season so far converged on the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday night July 1, as the UMSS Traditional sprint cars returned for the first time since May 13. A very solid field of 23 Traditional sprints were looking to tune-up before the big Friday show in less than a week. Needing no tune-up whatsoever, Jeremy Kerzman of Gray Eagle continued his domination of non-winged sprint car action at CLS this season when he passed Scott Brandt on lap 18 and went on to record his third victory of the season, all at the popular western Wisconsin dirt oval where Kerzman has turned numerous laps in a variety of race cars over the years. Just like he did back on May 13, Kerzman won his heat, the dash and the feature for another CLS clean sweep. In fact, Kerzman has made three appearances at Cedar Lake this season and has yet to lose any race. On April 22, Kerzman also won his heat and the feature.

With the large turnout, three heat races were run. It was also a Dash for Cash night. Heat race winners included Kerzman, Brandt and Anna Hippe. Kerzman won the dash. Drawing front row starting spots for the 25 lap feature was Brad Peterson and Brandt while Mike Mueller and Kerzman would roll off from row two.

The feature wasn't even one corner old when the first yellow flew for a spin by Jeff Pellersels. A complete restart was in order. Brandt blasted to an early lead over Peterson with Mueller in third. On lap 5 Mueller went to second. Another spin by Pellersels slowed the pace seven laps into the race. "Racedoc" later found that a rock had lodged in a brake caliper causing his car to lock up, resulting in the two cautions for spins. Two laps later Mueller suddenly slowed and pulled to the infield in turn two with what was reported to be a broken rear end in his car resulting in a rare DNF for him. Moments later, Cam Schafer spun sideways in turn two to bring out the third and final caution. Kerzman was up to second following the restart and began to figure out how to get by Brandt. On lap 18, Kerzman drove around Brandt for the lead and eventual victory. Kerzman typically runs the high side at CLS, and tonight was no different as he continued his mastery of the 3/8th mile high-banked oval. Brandt held off Johnny Parsons III for second. Behind Parsons was Anna Hippe with her second straight fourth place finish and Peterson. Rounding out the top ten was 15th starter Ty Sampair, Bryan Roach, Jimmy Kouba, Neal Matuska and Jon Lewerer. Twenty one cars started the feature with fifteen still running at the end. And at the end of the racing program, Cedar Lake put on their usual outstanding fireworks display to cap off a great evening at the races.

The Traditional sprints now get ready for their largest paying event in the history of the series when they return to the Cedar Lake Speedway on Friday evening July 7 for the running of the 25th Annual Earl & Ethel Kouba Memorial race paying $1,025 to win. The race, in conjunction with the hugely popular World of Outlaws weekend features a purse in excess of $6,500. Previous Traditional sprint car winners of the Earl & Ethel Kouba Memorial races include Mike Mueller, Chase Viebrock, Rob Caho Jr, and Jeremy Kerzman. Will Kerzman continue his winning ways this coming Friday or will a new winner emerge from what is sure to be a strong field of cars for this extremely popular and prestigious event. Keep tabs on all of the UMSS Traditional sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the blue logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway July 1, 2017 (Race #10)

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, [4]; 2. 7-Scott Brandt, [2]; 3. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [7]; 4. 16-Anna Hippe, [6]; 5. 93-Brad Peterson, [1]; 6. N1-Ty Sampair, [15]; 7. 99-Bryan Roach, [10]; 8. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [9]; 9. 48-Neal Matuska, [12]; 10. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [11]; 11. 34-Denny Stordahl, [13]; 12. 29-Hunter Custer, [16]; 13. 15E-Caley Emerson, [19]; 14. 33C-Cody Emmans, [21]; 15. 95-Trevor Redding, [20]; 16. (DNF) 14-Cam Schafer, [14]; 17. (DNF) 6-Jake Kouba, [5]; 18. (DNF) 87-Mike Mueller, [3]; 19. (DNF) 24-Brian VanMeveren, [17]; 20. (DNF) 12X-Blake Anderson, [8]; 21. (DNF) 22-Jeff Pellersels, [18]; (DNS) 6L-Joe Lallier, ; (DNS) 90-Tony Klose, Lap Leaders: Brandt 1-17, Kerzman 18-25. Cautions: (3) yellows. First caution on opening lap for 22 spin turn 1. Second caution with 7 laps scored for 22 spin turn 3. Final caution for 14 spin turn 2 with 9 laps scored. Note: 22 found rock lodged in brake caliper causing car to lock up, resulting in the two cautions for spins.

Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, [1]; 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [5]; 3. 93-Brad Peterson, [2]; 4. 16-Anna Hippe, [3]; 5. 7-Scott Brandt, [6]; 6. 6-Jake Kouba, [4] Lap Leader: Kerzman 1-6. No cautions.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 7-Scott Brandt, [3]; 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [1]; 3. 87-Mike Mueller, [7]; 4. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [4]; 5. 34-Denny Stordahl, [6]; 6. 29-Hunter Custer, [5]; 7. (DNF) 6L-Joe Lallier, [2]; (DNS) 90-Tony Klose, Lap Leaders: Parsons 1-4, Brandt 5-10. Cautions: (1) yellow for debris turn 1 with 4 laps completed. 90 scratched for the night after hot laps with engine issue.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, [6]; 2. 93-Brad Peterson, [7]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [3]; 4. 48-Neal Matuska, [4]; 5. N1-Ty Sampair, [2]; 6. 22-Jeff Pellersels, [1]; 7. 15E-Caley Emerson, [5]; 8. 33C-Cody Emmans, [8] Lap Leaders: Pellersels 1-3, Kerzman 4-10. Cautions: (1) yellow for N1 spin turn 3 with 1 lap scored.

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 16-Anna Hippe, [1]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba, [4]; 3. 99-Bryan Roach, [3]; 4. 12X-Blake Anderson, [6]; 5. 14-Cam Schafer, [5]; 6. 24-Brian VanMeveren, [2]; 7. 95-Trevor Redding, [7] Lap Leader: Hippe 1-10. Cautions: (1) yellow for 24 spin turn 4 with 3 laps scored.

 

 

Jimmy Kouba Picks Up Where He Left Off Menomonie, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (6-30-17)

With a couple of rain-outs and some planned time off in the month of June, it had been about a month since the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series had raced. The longer than expected layoff did not phase Jimmy Kouba, as he picked up right where he left off, that is in Rock Auto Victory Lane. Kouba had won back on May 28 at Eagle Valley, and on Friday night June 30 the veteran driver kept his streak intact when all led all the way at the Red Cedar Speedway. Jimmy's son Jake had defeated his dad at Red Cedar on May 26, so it was time for dad to return the favor and finish first. Jake finished second making it a perfect reverse of their finishing positions a month earlier. Some rain delayed the start of the racing program for over an hour, but the weather cooperated and the track crew managed to prepare the racing surface in order for racing action to take place.

A decent field of fifteen Traditional sprints were on hand to kick off a double header racing weekend in western Wisconsin. Two heat races were run with Mike Mueller and Jake Kouba picking up the wins. Jimmy Kouba and Mueller drew the front row for the feature. Given the late start and pending curfew, the feature race was reduced to 20 laps instead of the usual 25 lap distance. Jimmy Kouba took the lead, a lead he would never relinquish on his way to his third Traditional sprint car feature win of the season and his 11th career TSCS triumph. On several occasions, Jake Kouba challenged his dad for the top spot but eventually had to settle for the runner-up position in the nonstop main event. Mueller rode home in third ahead of Anna Hippe and Jon Lewerer. Ty Sampair came from 11th to finish sixth. Joseph Kouba, Bryan Roach, Scott Brandt and Blake Anderson completed the top ten.

The Traditional sprints then headed for the Cedar Lake Speedway the following night in order to complete their two-race weekend. Keep tabs on all of the UMSS Traditional sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the blue logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Red Cedar Speedway June 30, 2017 (Race #9)

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [1]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba, [3]; 3. 87-Mike Mueller, [2]; 4. 16-Anna Hippe, [6]; 5. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [8]; 6. N1-Ty Sampair, [11]; 7. 55-Joseph Kouba, [5]; 8. 99-Bryan Roach, [7]; 9. 7-Scott Brandt, [13]; 10. 12X-Blake Anderson, [14]; 11. 34-Denny Stordahl, [9]; 12. 29-Hunter Custer, [10]; 13. 00-Kyle Finnegan, [12]; 14. 95-Trevor Redding, [15]; 15. (DNF) 14-Cam Schafer, [4] Lap Leader: Jimmy Kouba 1-20. No cautions.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller, [1]; 2. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [3]; 3. 16-Anna Hippe, [2]; 4. 99-Bryan Roach, [4]; 5. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [6]; 6. 95-Trevor Redding, [7]; 7. (DNF) 7-Scott Brandt, [5]; 8. (DNF) N1-Ty Sampair, [8] Lap Leader: Mueller 1-10. Cautions: (1)

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba, [1]; 2. 14-Cam Schafer, [2]; 3. 55-Joseph Kouba, [4]; 4. 29-Hunter Custer, [3]; 5. 34-Denny Stordahl, [6]; 6. 00-Kyle Finnegan, [5]; (DNS) 12X-Blake Anderson, Lap Leader: Jake Kouba 1-10. No cautions.

 

 

Chris Graf Gets Off To Good Start At Britt In Defense Of Title Britt, IA

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (6-30-17)

The Midwest Power Equipment/GRP Motorsports first race of nine in the series had to weather a rain delay at the beginning of the program, but when the final checkers flew on the UMSS feature, a familiar face graced Rock Auto Victory Lane at the Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa during the inaugural appearance by the UMSS sprints at the northern Iowa black dirt track. Chris Graf of Glencoe, the 2015 and 2016 Midwest Power Series champion, got off to a good start in search of his third consecutive title. Graf led all 25 laps of the feature for the $1,500 payday. It was Graf's third UMSS win of the season.

Graf's victory did not come uncontested though. 2015 and 2016 UMSS champion Ryan Bowers of Ham Lake actually got by Graf on lap 16, but a caution for Reed Allex in turn four nullified the pass. The yellow turned into a red when Bowers suddenly pulled to a stop on the front stretch and bailed out of his sprint car on fire. After trying to extinguish the flames on the pants legs of his driver suit by rolling on the ground, Bowers jumped up just as the firemen arrived and sprinted towards a large water puddle where Allex had parked his sprint car. Bowers executed a perfect slide into the water to put out the fire. His car was also on fire from a fuel leak that had apparently developed earlier in the race but did not ignite until he slowed down under caution. The fire crew quickly extinguished the fire. The dramatic turn of events saw Graf still in the lead when the race restarted. Graf led the remaining ten laps caution-free for the win. Derrik Lusk of Jackson finished second. Mark Toews of Spirit Lake, John Schulz of West Burlington and Austin Johnson of Pleasant Hill rounded out the top five. For Toews, the evening had its share of good fortune and not-so-good fortune. In order to avoid Reed Allex, Toews ended up doing a complete 360 spin but kept going. With scoring reverting back to the last fully completed lap, Toews, who was running fourth, ended up restarting third when Bowers dropped out. That's were he crossed the finish line, but an issue developed in post-race tech. He was paid for last place and all drivers behind him moved up one pay spot. The matter is still under review, so for scoring purposes at this time he is listed in third where he finished.

The weather and other area races kept the field down, but several strong competitors were on hand. Lusk and Graf won the 8 lap heat races. Given the rain delay at the beginning of the evening and the late start at 8:30, no challenge races or any other type of preliminary race was run, as the top four drivers in passing and finishing points following the heat races drew for starting positions in the first two rows of the feature.

A pair of former UMSS champions, Graf (2013) and Bowers (2015-16), drew the front row. Graf blasted into the lead early on and put some distance between himself and Bowers. On lap 10, Graf lapped Allex and one lap later put Kevin Bradwell a lap down. Graf closed in on Chase Viebrock, but Viebrock was fast and Graf had some difficulty lapping him. Bowers quickly closed the margin and by lap 14 was right behind Graf ready to challenge for the lead. Graf held off the challenges until Bowers bolted by on the outside exiting turn two and shot into the lead down the backstretch on lap 16, but the aforementioned caution flew and dramatically changed the complexion of the race. Midwest Power Equipment and GRP Motorsports added $1,500 to the purse making for a decent payout. Allex, Bradwell and Jared Goerges also earned $100 GRP Motorsports Tow Money bonuses for competing in all five of the season point shows so far and for being at the rained out event at Proctor on June 18.

Following a non-point show at the Knoxville Raceway on July 1, the UMSS sprints return to action on Saturday night July 8 at the Cedar Lake Speedway for the second race in the Midwest Power Equipment/GRP Motorsports Series. It's the second night of the popular World of Outlaws sprint car weekend at CLS, as the UMSS Traditional sprints will be racing on Friday night and the UMSS winged sprints run on Saturday. It should be a great two nights of sprint car racing at the famous western Wisconsin dirt oval. Keep tabs on all of the UMSS winged sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the red logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS Race Results - Hancock County Speedway June 30, 2017 (Race #9)

Midwest Power Equip & GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 20G-Chris Graf, [1]; 2. 2-Derrik Lusk, [3]; 3. 5T-Mark Toews, [4]; 4. 99-John Schulz, [5]; 5. 81-Austin Johnson, [6]; 6. 9-Jared Goerges, [7]; 7. 50-Chase Viebrock, [8]; 8. 77-Kevin Bradwell, [10]; 9. (DNF) 64-Ryan Bowers, [2]; 10. (DNF) 91A-Reed Allex, [9]. Lap Leader: Graf 1-25. Cautions: (1) yellow for 91A turn 4 on lap 16. Turned into a red flag when 64 caught on fire (fuel fire). 64 had just passed 20G for the lead coming off turn two down the backstretch. Scoring reverted back to last fully completed lap 15. 64 & 91A out. 5T post-race tech issue under further review.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Derrik Lusk, [1]; 2. 5T-Mark Toews, [3]; 3. 81-Austin Johnson, [4]; 4. 9-Jared Goerges, [5]; 5. 91A-Reed Allex, [2]. Lap Leader: Lusk 1-8. No cautions.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 20G-Chris Graf, [1]; 2. 64-Ryan Bowers, [5]; 3. 99-John Schulz, [3]; 4. 50-Chase Viebrock, [2]; 5. (DNF) 77-Kevin Bradwell, [4]. Lap Leader: Graf 1-8. No cautions.

 

 

Andy Forsberg Surges From Ninth To Win Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster Round No. 5

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Marysville, CA)- Taking advantage of a rare Sean Becker mistake, and then racing his way past Geoff Ensign at the halfway point, Andy Forsberg completed the season sweep at Marysville Raceway with the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster as he won for the third time in 2017 and for the 31st time in his storied career with the series.

Leading the field to green by way of his Dash win, Sebastopol, CA driver, Geoff Ensign, would get the early lead Saturday night in Marysville, CA as he paced Sean Becker for the first two circuits before a red flag was needed.

Following the brief stoppage, Ensign continued to lead the way but felt immense pressure from three-time series champion, Becker, as Andy Forsberg quickly moved into the third position after taking the green flag from the fifth row.

The battle up front got exciting as Ensign and Becker raced side by side and wheel-to-wheel with Becker taking the top spot on the seventh circuit before the caution flag flew on lap eight.

With Becker leading the field back to green over Ensign and Forsberg, action would pick up behind the lead trio as Lucas Ashe and Chase Majdic would put together some swift moves to surge their way inside the Top-Five from their eighth and 14th starting positions.

On a very racy Marysville Raceway, the race would take a dramatic turn on the 13th lap as Becker would catch a rut in turns three and four and bring the Menne Motorsports machine to a stop.

As he was able to re-fire and join the back of the pack, the lead would go back to Ensign as he would now have nine-time series champion, Andy Forsberg breathing down his neck.

Back under green Ensign and Forsberg would bring the capacity crowd to their feet as they jockeyed for the lead spot with Forsberg getting the better end of the deal on lap 15, as he became the new leader.

Able to gap Ensign, Forsberg would set a strong pace out front as he led over Ensign with Chase Majdic in the third spot, and Lucas Ashe running fourth.

While the leaders chased after one another, Sean Becker did what he could from the back of the pack as he carefully navigated his way back through traffic and into the top five.

Up front however, it was all Andy Forsberg as he went on to claim his third win of the 2017 season with the series, the 31st Civil War triumph in his career, as Ensign finished second, Majdic third, Ashe fourth from 14th, and Becker would rebound to round out the Top-Five.

“We were not very good most of the night, but fortunately my guys stayed at it, and we were good when it counted,” Andy Forsberg said. “I was able to get into third quickly and pace Geoff Ensign and Sean Becker. All of the sudden Sean hooked a rut in three and four, and we were able to make a couple of moves and get by Geoff Ensign and end up in victory lane.”

Kurt Nelson would finish in the sixth spot, Michael Ing would rebound from his involvement on the lap two caution to finish seventh while Mike Monahan, Korey Lovell, and Jimmy Steward would round out the Top-10.

Sean Becker kicked the night off on Saturday night by earning fast time honors with a lap of 12.243 seconds.

Heat wins would go to Geoff Ensign, Michael Ing, and Tyler Seavey, as Ensign would also earn the win during the Dash.

2017 Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster Schedule

7/14 Ocean Speedway- HK Classic

7/22 Thunderbowl Raceway

8/19 Ocean Speedway- Johnny Key Classic $5000 to win!

9/6 Silver Dollar Speedway- Gold Cup

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster will be idle this weekend, but pick back up on Friday July 14th in Watsonville, CA as the series will take part in the Howard Kaeding Classic at Ocean Speedway.

2017 WINNERS: Shane Golobic (March 11th Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (March 31st Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (May 27th Marysville Raceway), Kyle Hirst (May 28th Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (July 1st Marysville Raceway).

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Davis, Siefert, Loehr, Vetting, Rein overcome rain to post
PDTR A-main triumphs

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 1, 2017 – Undeterred by late afternoon rain showers which left the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds racing facility drenched, the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing show went on as scheduled Saturday, July 1.

After an approximately 30-minute delay to allow for some heavy-duty track prep work, the lightning fast racing surface produced some intense side-by-side action and a few cautions as well throughout the night.

In the extended 30-lap Late Model A-main, which was preceded by driver introductions, Luxemburg’s Jared Siefert posted his first PDTR A-main victory.

Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee claimed the 25-lap Sprint Car A-main, while Matt Loehr of Dotyville (Grand National), Chad Vetting of Valders (B Mod) and Andy Rein of West Bend (Micro Sprint) also posted A-main triumphs in their respective divisions.

The Late Model A-main provided plenty of thrills as polesitter Jared Siefert led the field to the green flag. Siefert outpowered outside front row starter Mike Stangl to take the lead in the second corner on the opening lap.

Meanwhile, three-time PDTR Late Model champion Brad Mueller of Random Lake wasted little time in making his presence felt as he moved up from the sixth starting spot. On lap 2, Mueller worked his way into third place and quickly began to reel in the second-place car of Cleveland’s Jim Schmidt.

The first of two caution flags appeared on lap 6 for a two-car incident in turn two involving Justin Schmidt of Cleveland and Jim Letizia of Milwaukee. Following the restart, third starter Dave Jaeger of West Bend charged in to challenge Schmidt for third on lap 7.

As Jaeger and Schmidt waged a spirited duel for third, Mueller began to steadily close the gap on Siefert for the top spot. Mueller dove to the inside of Siefert on several occasions, but was unable to wrestle the lead away.

The leaders began to move through heavy lapped traffic starting on lap 15, which allowed Mueller to close the gap significantly and eventually dive under Siefert to briefly assume the top spot. However, Mueller’s move ended up being for not when the second caution flag of the event flew for the stalled car of Justin Schmidt of Cleveland in turn two.

With the scoring of the race going to the previous lap, Siefert stayed on tap on the final restart with 10 laps to go. When the green flag flew, Mueller pounced again diving low in an attempt to unseat Siefert from the lead.

However, Siefert stuck to his line in the middle of the track, which made it very difficult for Mueller to find a way by. Siefert fended off Mueller’s advances over the final 10 laps to earn his first career PDTR Late Model victory.

Mueller had to settle for second, Jaeger recorded a strong third-place finish, Jim Schmidt was fourth and 10th starting Justin Schmidt charged to a fifth-place showing.

The 25-lap Sprint Car A main produced plenty of action, complete with four caution flags and a thrilling duel between two of the winningest Sprint Car drivers in PDTR history.

Polesitter Kenjay Fiedler of Sheboygan got the initial jump on the drop of the green flag before sixth starter Danny Schlafer of Sussex used a huge run on the top of the track to gain the lead in turn four of the opening lap.

The first of four caution flags appeared on lap 3 when Robbie Pribnow of Lomira made contact with the turn two wall. One lap later Anthony Knierim of Franksville spun in turn four after contact with Dannon Tessmer of Slinger.

On the restart, outside front row starter Kurt Davis made a daring move on the inside lane to seize second place. With Schlafer running the high side of the track along the high and treacherous cushion, Davis stuck his machine to the bottom of the track and began to track down Schlafer.

On lap 8, the two-time PDTR Sprint Car champion jumped the cushion in turn two, which allowed Davis to slip past into the lead. Schlafer attempted to regain the lead with a slide job, but Davis crossed over to the bottom the track to maintain the top position.

Back-to-back caution flags came out on lap 9 after Nich Melis of Plymouth stopped on the backstretch and Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum and Knierim collided in turn two.

Following the final restart, Justin Miller of Plymouth bolted up from his seventh starting spot to take third and PDTR Sprint Car point leader Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh followed in fourth after starting 11th.

From there, the 2010 PDTR Sprint Car champion weaved his way skillfully through lapped traffic in the closing laps to secure his first A main victory of the 2017 season and his 17th career PDTR Sprint Car victory to move him into a tie with Schlafer for second on the PDTR Sprint Car A-main victory list.

It was also Davis’ 52nd career Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) victory, which puts him seven wins ahead of Schlafer at the top of the all-time MSA A-main victory list.

Schlafer wound up second, Miller posted an impressive third-place finish, McMullen placed fourth and fifth starter Scott Conger of Eagle put together an impressive effort to round out the top five.

In the accident-marred, time-shortened Grand National A main, Matt Loehr jumped into the lead from his outside front row starting spot with fourth starter Will Sorce of West Allis following into second on the opening lap.

Three laps later, polesitter Jeff Lammers of Plymouth bolted past Sorce by lap 7 he moved in to pressure Sorce for the lead.

The first of five caution flags appeared on lap 8 when Dan Sorce of West Allis stopped on the backstretch.

When the race resumed Will Sorce and Lammers mounted an epic battle for second with Sorce working the high side and Lammers the low groove of the track. On lap 10, Lammers seized second and one lap later, Will Sorce slowed to a stop in turn two with a flat right rear tire.

On the restart, Dick Hed of Plymouth, who started ninth, moved in to challenge Lammers for second along the high groove. However, Hed’s impressive progress was halted by an eight-car pileup in turn four on lap 13.

Two laps later the checkered flag fell on the race upon the expiration of the 25-minute time limit with Loehr posting his second A-main victory of the season and his fifth career PDTR Grand National main event win.

Lammers was second, followed by Hed in third, sixth starter J.J. Pagel of Campbellsport in fourth and Sprint Car A-Main victor Kurt Davis, who started third, rounded out the top five.

Polesitter J.J. Walvoord led the first 20 laps of the B Mod A main with third starter Chad Vetting of Valders mounting a heavy dose of pressure for most of those circuits.

Vetting worked the high groove relentlessly while Walvoord stuck to the low line. On lap 18, 13th starter Justin Green of Sheboygan Falls charged up to join the fray slipping underneath Walvoord just as Vetting vaulted into the lead from the outside groove on lap 20.

Vetting maintained his momentum on the rim of the track to pull away over the final five laps en route to his second victory B Mod main event victory of the 2017 campaign by a solid half-straightway margin.

Rick Kretschmann of Sheboygan Falls put together a late rally to finish second, after starting sixth. Walvoord wound up third, seventh starter Glen Blanke of Sheboygan Falls placed fourth and Green rounded out the top five.

Andy Rein of West Bend led every lap of the 12-lap Micro Sprint A main en route to his second career PDTR Micro Sprint main event victory in his first appearance at Plymouth this year.

Dave Collins (second), Preston Ruh (third), Tyler Davis (fourth and Nick Van Stelle (fifth) rounded out the top five Micro Sprint A main finishers.

B main victories went to Doug Wondra of Lomira (Sprint Car) and Tim Warner (B Mod).

Trophies for the evening were sponsored by the Sheboygan A’s baseball team.

Next week’s PDTR program will feature the Mid-Season Championships with trophies sponsored by Oscar Blues Brewery. Racing will begin at 6 p.m.

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JOHNSONVILLE SAUSAGE SPRINT
Date of Race: July 01, 2017
HEAT 1
1, DANNY SCHLAFER. 2, KEVIN KARNTZ. 3, LANCE FASSBENDER. 4,
BRANDON MCMULLEN. 5, TYLER BRABANT. 6, KEVIN SEIDLER. 7, TIM
HADDY.
HEAT 2
1, NICH MELIS. 2, ROBBIE PRIBNOW. 3, ANDREW WESTPHAL. 4,
DANNON TESSMER. 5, WILL GERRITS. 6, EMILY PORTSCHY. 7, BEN
SCHMIDT.
HEAT 3
1, MAYER AUTOMOTIVE. 2, SCOTT CONGER. 3, JUSTIN MILLER. 4,
CHRIS CLAYTON. 5, DOUG WONDRA. 6, JEREMY HUNT. 7, JEFF LUDWIG.
HEAT 4
1, KURT DAVIS. 2, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 3, PAUL POKORSKI. 4, TONY
WONDRA. 5, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 6, THOMAS KREUTZ. 7, JOSH
TEUNISSEN.
B FEATURE
1, DOUG WONDRA. 2, CHRIS CLAYTON. 3, TYLER BRABANT. 4, EMILY
PORTSCHY. 5, WILL GERRITS. 6, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 7, JEREMY HUNT.
8, KEVIN SEIDLER. 9, BEN SCHMIDT. 10, JEFF LUDWIG. 11, THOMAS
KREUTZ. 12, TIM HADDY.
A FEATURE
1, KURT DAVIS. 2, DANNY SCHLAFER. 3, JUSTIN MILLER. 4, BRANDON
MCMULLEN. 5, SCOTT CONGER. 6, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 7, ANDREW
WESTPHAL. 8, KEVIN KARNTZ. 9, TONY WONDRA. 10, DOUG WONDRA.
11, DANNON TESSMER. 12, PAUL POKORSKI. 13, WILL GERRITS. 14,
TYLER BRABANT. 15, EMILY PORTSCHY. 16, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 17,
MAYER AUTOMOTIVE. 18, NICH MELIS. 19, LANCE FASSBENDER. 20,
ANTHONY KNIERIM. 21, CHRIS CLAYTON. 22, ROBBIE PRIBNOW.

 

 

Dave Shullick Jr. Wins Novelis Supermodified 'Grand Prix' 75 on 35th Anniversary of Father's Feat

OSWEGO, NY (July 2, 2017) - Ohio talent Dave Shullick Jr. scored his third Novelis Supermodified victory of 2017 in Oswego Speedway's Independence Weekend 'Grand Prix' 75 for the Novelis Supermodifieds this past Saturday.

Shullick, of North Ridgeville, charged from his 11th starting spot to the eventual victory behind the wheel of the Nicotra Racing, Royal Purple No. 2 Hawk Chassis machine. In a historical twist, 'The Shoe 2' matched the very same feat his father accomplished 35 years earlier, when Dave Shullick Sr. drove to victory lane on Independence Weekend in 1982.

Michael Muldoon and Dave Gruel lead the field to green and at the drop of the flag it was Muldoon running out in front with his homebuilt No. 15 with Gruel and Joey Payne closely following.

It wouldn't take long for the first caution flag of the night fo fly however, as unfortunately for Arizona pilot Joey Moriarty, who won his heat race earlier in the evening after invading Oswego for the first time of the year, a blown motor sidelined the Total Seal No. 51 for the remainder of the night. The field was slowed, allowing the track safety crew to clean up oil that was on the race track.

On the restart, it was eighth starting Otto Sitterly, who is also winless since the end of 2015, that was on the move in the other Nicotra Racing team car. Sitterly cracked the top five by lap ten, giving chase to leaders Muldoon, Gruel, Payne and Brandon Bellinger.

Ten laps later, disaster struck for Sitterly and Bellinger as they got together coming out of turn four. The tangle saw Bellinger make heavy contact with the outside wall. Sitterly kept the car off of the steel, but both Bellinger and Michael Barnes, who was caught up in the mishap, made contact with Sitterly's front end.

The 'Grand Prix' was over for Bellinger and Barnes, as the Nicotra crew tried to make repairs to the Sitterly No. 7 to no avail. Otto's night was done shortly there after, despite a brief return to the track. Sitterly wound up with a twelth place finish.

It was on lap 20 that Shullick really began his march to the front, flying by Payne to 3rd on the outside and 7 laps later, working to the bottom of the race track to take the runner up spot from Gruel.

The final yellow flag of the race flew on lap 34 for a spinning Lou LeVea Jr and it was the restart that ultimately closed the gap between Shullick and Muldoon, whose car got progessively tighter as the night moved forward.

Trying for five or six circuits to work his way by Muldoon, Shullick finally got a run on the exit of turn four coming around to reach lap 50 and completed his inside pass on Muldoon heading into the entrance of turn 1.

While Shullick took command up front, battles between Payne, Dave Danzer, Jeff Abold, Tim Snyder and Joe Gosek heated up inside the top five, with Snyder shooting by both Danzer and Abold for the fourth spot before the 'Zero Hero' later had to settle for sixth when when Gosek cracked the top five on lap 61.

It was Shullick's night for sure, as he went on to victory and lapped up to sixth place Snyder with just six circuits remaining, dominating the night ahead of Muldoon, Gruel, Abold and Gosek. Snyder, Danzer, LeVea, along with Keith Shampine and Payne, who both went pitside with mechanical problems earlier in the night, rounded out the top ten. Shullick was also declared the Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger Award winner while LeVea was the Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer.

'The Shoe 2' was thrilled to be back in victory lane, showing an unbelievable amount of redemption to start 2017 after he lost the lead in last year's Budweiser International Classic 200 due to fuel issues with two laps to go. Saturday night's win also inched Shullick even further out in front in the points battle, expanding his lead of over twenty points heading into July 1.

"The car was great tonight," Shullick said in victory lane. "We were very fortunate to get through that wreck. I may or may not have closed my eyes a little bit over there. Sometimes you need a little luck to make it through those ones and we had some luck tonight. I was a little free early on, but towards the end we pulled away and it ended up being pretty good."

While it looked as if Muldoon was going to run away with the event earlier on, Shullick proved otherwise, using a bit of a conservative strategy that later paid off when he made his move to take the top spot.

"When I was running second and Muldoon had that gigantic lead early I tried not to push very hard because I knew we would have another caution so that ended up working out," Shullick commented. "He was running pretty hard and I just tried to wait and wait and wait."

At the beginning of the night, it was his teammate and mechanic Sitterly, not himself, that Shullick expected to see in victory lane, but once again, it was just not Otto's night.

"It feels good to win a 75, we obviously were really strong tonight, but I really thought it was Otto (Sitterly's) race," Shullick added. "He started in front of all of us and I just thought we would be chasing him but he got caught up in that wreck over there and unfortunately didn't make it happen, but he will get one for sure. He's fast."

Muldoon was satisfied with second, after driving from eighteenth to ninth one week earlier with the wing on the very same car at the Stafford Motor Speedway for an ISMA and Triple Crown Championship Series event. Muldoon picked up plenty of Triple Crown points this past Saturday night, grabbing that runner up spot with a car that was just "too tight." This was Muldoon's first top five of the year.

"It was really good early but our car just got tighter and tighter as the race went on," Muldoon commented. "At about lap 40 we were pretty tight., but I'll take second tonight. I gave the 2 pretty much all I had for about ten or fifteen laps. It sucked having the yellow come out because going into one I knew I had a huge lead so once the yellow came out and I knew our car was tighter and I just watched him come through the pack. I knew it wasn't going to be easy to hold him (Shullick) off."

The driver of the U-Pull, U-Save No. 50 and last year's championship runner up Gruel, has had a nightmare start to the season, but was happy to walk away with a third place effort.

"With the season we've had so far, some wrecks, mechanical issues, I will gladly take third place," Gruel said. "The car was decent, we passed some good cars, we'll bring it home in one piece and hopefully do a little bit better next week."

The Novelis Supermodifieds are back in action at Oswego this coming Saturday, July 8 as part of Century 21 Galloway Realty and Helena Chemical Company night at the speedway running a 50-lap main event. The Supers will be joined by the Pathfinder Bank SBS and Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour, with the return of the Demolition Derby capping off the night's action.

Approaching July 8, unofficially, Shullick sits atop the Novelis Supermodified Road to the Championship points standings ahead of Sitterly, Barnes, Shampine and Gosek.

Oswego Speedway

July 1, 2017

Novelis Supermodifieds

BOX SCORE

Timed Hot Laps: 1. 68 Michael Barnes - 16.359, 2. 7 Otto Sitterly - 16.460, 3. 2 Dave Shullick Jr - 16.525, 4. 14 Joey Payne - 16.578, 5. 00 Joe Gosek - 16.833, 6. 55 Keith Shampine - 16.855, 7. 02 Brandon Bellinger - 16.890, 8. 50 Dave Gruel - 16.905, 9. 15 Michael Muldoon - 16.955, 10. 52 Dave Danzer - 17.008, 11. 51 Joey Moriarty - 17.044, 12. 05 Jeff Abold - 17.171, 13. 0 Tim Snyder - 17.198, 14. 83 Lou LeVea Jr - 17.449, 15. 71 - Bill Sharkey - 21.681

Heat 1 (12-laps): 1. 51 Joey Moriarty, 2. 2 Dave Shullick Jr, 3. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 4. 15 Michael Muldoon, 5. 68 Michael Barnes, 6. 00 Joe Gosek, 7. 71 Bill Sharkey, 8. 0 Tim Snyder

Heat 2 (12-laps): 1. 7 Otto Sitterly, 2. 05 Jeff Abold, 3. 55 Keith Shampine, 4. 52 Dave Danzer, 5. 50 Dave Gruel, 6. 14 Joey Payne, 7. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 8. 56 Hal LaTulip

Feature (75-laps): 1. 2 Dave Shullick Jr, 2. 15 Michael Muldoon, 3. 50 Dave Gruel, 4. 05 Jeff Abold, 5. 00 Joe Gosek, 6. 0 Tim Snyder, 7. 52 Dave Danzer, 8. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 9. 55 Keith Shampine, 10. 14 Joey Payne, 11. 56 Hal LaTulip, 12. 7 Otto Sitterly, 13. 71 Bill Sharkey, 14. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 15. 68 Michael Barnes, 16. 51 Joey Moriarty

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: 2 - Dave Shullick Jr.

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: 83 - Lou LeVea Jr.

Brad Penn Oil Supermodified Heat Winners: Joey Moriarty, Otto Sitterly

 

 

Westbrook, Evans, Bailey, and Smith Win On Hot Rod Night Presented by Durnin Motors and Bradshaw Brothers

Dylan Westbrook of Scotland, Ont. drove to his second weekly win of the season on Friday, June 30. (Photo by Dale Calnan/image Factor Media). OHSWEKEN, Ont. – June 30, 2017 – Ohsweken Speedway was a busy place as Friday Night Excitement returned to action with Durnin Motors and Bradshaw Brothers Hot Rod Cruise Night featuring the Southern Ontario Sprints on Friday, June 30, 2017. The track welcomed YouTube star Tanner Fox to compete with the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks for his first ever dirt track race. When the dust settled, it was Dylan Westbrook, Shone Evans, Dave Bailey and Lucas Smith who picked up victories.

Southern Ontario Sprints vs. Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (20 entries)

Lee Winger and Jim Huppunen started on the front row for the Southern Ontario Sprints vs. Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak Sprint Cars 25-lap A-Feature with Huppunen jumping out to the early lead. The opening two corners saw several drivers fight their cars on a challenging track.

While Huppunen opened an early lead, several fans were watching a charge forward from eighth-starting Dylan Westbrook. On lap six, Westbrook and Ryan Turner battled for the second spot after both drove past Jake Brown when the left side-panel blew off the top-wing on his No.1-10. A caution on lap eight calmed the battle up front, but Westbrook drove to the third spot on lap 10 and one lap later took second from Winger.

A three-wide battle for third ensued between Winger, Turner and Mikey Kruchka while Huppunen and Westbrook raced away into traffic. Kruchka won the battle for third and attempted to regain touch with the leaders.

Huppunen found himself in traffic at lap 16 and Westbrook used the opportunity to eat into the lead. At lap 18, Huppunen’s advantage was erased when the caution flag waved for debris in turn one. Westbrook made the winning pass on the following restart with a slide job in front of Huppunen’s No.14h in turns one and two. Huppunen stayed with the eventual winner, but could not get within striking distance to retake the point. The win was Westbrook’s second weekly victory of the season at Ohsweken.Winger, Huppunen and Westbrook won qualifying heats.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (29 entries)

Jesse Costa and Shone Evans started up front for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20-lap main event. Evens jumped to an early advantage while the fourth starter, Mack DeMan, raced into second. The race was slowed quickly, however, when Mike Thorne rolled to a stop at the top of turn four on lap two.

Evans withstood DeMan’s attack on the restart while Costa began to experience problems behind the two leaders. Jesse McDonald raced into third on lap four before Costa came to a stop during a lap eight caution for a spun Davey Boughton.

Following the restart, Josh Shantz took second from DeMan. Three laps later on lap 14, DeMan’s night ended when he suffered damage to the right-front corner of his Lucas Oil No.4 and stopped in turn two. Evans held off Shantz on the restart and again on a green-white-checkered finish to score the victory. McDonald claimed the third spot. Hannah Ferrell, Ryan Hunsinger and Costa won qualifying heats.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (28 entries)

The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock feature had Nick Liverance and Kacey Huffman on the front row for the 20-lap main event. Before the first lap couple be completed, the race was slowed for a stopped Christopher Hale in turn two.

Sixth-starting Jason Lungaro drove to the lead on the opening lap and Dereck Lemyre claimed second. The early hard charger was point leader Dave Bailey who came from the 17th starting position to second by lap three.

Bailey and Lungaro then waged battle for the top spot with Bailey leading the fifth lap at the start-finish line. Three laps later, Bailey was clear of Lungaro for the lead and on lap 11 held a 1.8-second advantage of Ryan Beagle who took second from Lungaro.

Slower traffic was not an issue for Bailey who navigated flawlessly ahead of Ryan Dinning who recovered from an early lap two spin to race forward to second on lap 14. Dinning did his best to cut into Bailey’s lead once the two cars had a clear track free of traffic to race. Dinning was fast in his No.8 and was eating into Bailey’s lead, but couldn’t get close enough to make a big for the lead before the checkered flag waved on lap 20 to hand Bailey his fourth win of the season.

Earlier in the night, Lungaro, Lemyre and Bailey won qualifying heat races.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (36 entries)

The HRW Automotive Mini Stock Feature was the final event to hit the track. Tim Nuell and Dusty DeBoer made up the front row while San Diego, Calif. native Tanner Fox was set to challenge from the rear of the field. DeBoer led the opening lap with five-wide racing taking place throughout the entire field behind him. Guelph driver

Bobby Tolton took the lead on lap three, but before the fourth lap couple be completed a major eight-car wreck took place on the backstretch with Brandon Crumbie’s No.63 finding the outside retaining wall to set off a chain reaction. The red flag was displayed to begin cleaning up the incident. Before the race could be restarted, heavy rain began to fall and washed out the racetrack. The remainder of the race was postponed to Friday, July 7 with the race continuing from lap three.

Jason Dixon, Tolton and Dave Crumbie won qualifying heats earlier in the night while rookie Nick Masi won the B-Main.

Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers (19 entries)

Eric Maas and Brooke Nelson brought the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber feature to the green flag. Mass took the early lead while Jake Maas raced into the second spot and the 18th starter Lucas Smith claimed the third spot on lap four.

On lap five, Eric Maas No.37x suffered a flat tire, ending his night and handing the lead to Jake. His lead was erased by a lap seven caution. On the restart, Smith drove past Tim Jamieson’s No.177 for second. The race was slowed again on lap nine and again on lap 11 providing Smith the opportunity he needed. On lap 11, he drove to the extreme low side of the track and took the lead and drove to his second victory of the season over Paul Longboat’s No.188 and Jerry Burnham after Jake Maas was shuffled back on the restart. Eric Maas and Gillian Hils won qualifying heats. UP NEXT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY Ohsweken Speedway resumes competition next Friday, July 7 for Frankie Turkey Memorial and Media Appreciation Night presented by O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH. Five divisions of thrilling action are on the card for Friday Night Excitement.

– Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (20 Laps) – Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (20 Laps) – Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (20 Laps) – HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (15 Laps) – Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers (12 Laps)

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT June 30, 2017 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Hot Rod Cruise Night presented by Durnin Motors and Bradshaw Brothers Total Entries – 132 Southern Ontario Sprints vs. Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (20 entries)

A-Feature (25 laps – NT) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (8); 2. 14h Jim Huppunen (2); 3. 01 Mikey Kruchka (5); 4. 97 Cory Turner (12); 5. 9 Steve Lyons (9); 6. 17x Dain Naida (13); 7. 91 Ryan Turner (4); 8. 38 Tyler Hendricks (10); 9. 1-10 Jake Brown (6); 10. 10 Mitch Brown (11); 11. 2w Lee Winger (1); 12. 11 Jamie Turner (7); 13. 21 John Burbridge Jr. (15); 14. 71s Josh Sliter (16); 15. 30 Adam West (19); 16. 15 Mike Ferrell (18); 17. DNF 66 Frank Baranowski (17); 18. DNF 22 Shawn Sliter (3); 19. DNF 6 Curtis Gartly (14); DNS 27z Stan Zanchin. A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jim Huppunen 1-18; Dylan Westbrook 19-25 Hard Charger – Cory Turner (+8 – 12th to 4th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – 1:58.392) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 2w Lee Winger, Mount Hope, ON (1); 2. 22 Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne, ON (2); 3. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (4); 4. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON (5); 5. 21 John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams, ON (3); 6. 71s Josh Sliter, Port Colborne, ON (6); 7. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie, ON (DNS)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 1:55.393) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (4); 2. 01 Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton, ON (1); 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON (2); 4. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON (5); 5. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh, MI (6); 6. 66 Frank Baranowski, Mount Hope, ON (3); 7. 15 Mike Ferrell, London, ON (7).

O’Neil’s Farm and Garden Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – 1:57.749) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ON (2); 2. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (4); 3. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford, ON (6); 4. 97 Cory Turner, Town (3); 5. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford, ON (5); 6. 30 Adam West, Ridgetown, ON (1).

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($150): Jim Huppunen --- Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (29 entries) A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 87x Shone Evans (2); 2. 18 Josh Shantz (6); 3. 88 Jesse McDonald (10); 4. 1 Holly Porter (5); 5. 49h Jerry Hill (16); 6. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (8); 7. 3 AJ Lewis (3); 8. 68 Aaron Turkey (13); 9. 3x Gary Klutt (12); 10. 10 Lofton Schuts (19); 11. 5d Jacob Dykstra (15); 12. 44 Cody Day (20); 13. 52 Jesse Costa (1); 14. 51 Trevor Young (14); 15. 9c Brian Nanticoke (18); 16. 5 DJ Christie (11); 17. DNF 4 Mack DeMan (4); 18. DNF18x Davey Boughton (9); 19. DNF 8 Hannah Ferrell (7); 20. DNF 55 Mike Thorne (17). A-Feature Lap Leaders – Shone Evans 1-20; Hard Charger – Jerry Hill (+11 – 16th to 5th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON (2); 2. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha, ON (3); 3. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia, ON (1); 4. 3x Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, ON (4); 5. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON (6); 6. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON (7); 7. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON (8); 8. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON (9); 9. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON (5); 10. DNF 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown, ON (10).

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – 1:35.88) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON (2); 2. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON (9); 3. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON (8); 4. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken, ON (3); 5. AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON (10); 6. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON (1); 7. 44 Cody Day, Courtland, ON (4); 8. 15 Daryl Turford, Toronto, ON (7); 9. 22 Allen Gilletta, St. Catharines, ON (6); 10. 19 Brandon Murrell, Gores Landing, ON (5).

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville, ON (4); 2. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON (3); 3. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON (1); 4. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON (2); 5. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON (9); 6. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (5); 7. 04x Michael Bell, Hagersville, ON (7); 8. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON (8); 9. 8h Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON (6).

B-Feature (8 laps – NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 49h Jerry Hill (1); 2. 55 Mike Thorne (4); 3. 9c Brian Nanticoke (3); 4. 10 Lofton Schuts (7); 5. 44 Cody Day (5); 6. 9 Paul Ballantyne (2); 7. 29 Liam Martin (9); 8. 22 Allen Gilletta (10); 9. 04x Michael Bell (6); 10. 19 Brandon Murrell (12); 11. DNF 15 Daryl Turford (8); 12. DNF 5c Conor Mahoney (11); DNS 88h Josh Hansen; DNS 8h Matt Hill.

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Holly Porter

 

 

Jamison, Waterman and Miller Claim First Wins of the Season at 34 Raceway

by Brian Neal West Burlington, IA (Saturday, July 1, 2017) - Another weekly racing night was held on Saturday, July 1st at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, as Deery Brothers and Hot 97.3 helped to bring the nights action. At the end of the night three drivers picked up their first wins of the season at the track, while three others earned repeat wins.

The 20 lap Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMod feature was first to take to the track, with Rick Barlow Jr. and Jacob Whittington leading the field to green. Whittington would take advantage of his starting spot to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Austen Becerra, who started 8th, and Scott Williams. The lead for Whittington only lasted 1 lap, as Becerra used the top of the track to grab the lead away on lap 2. On lap 3 Brandon Lennox, who started 6th, was able to move past Whittington for the runner up spot and then went to work on Becerra for the top spot. The action up front was slowed for the first time on lap 4, when contact from John Oliver Jr. sent Kyle Hill spinning in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Becerra moved back out front, with Lennox and Dan Keltner following. Just after the completion of lap 5, another caution appeared for debris down the backstretch. Becerra once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Lennox and Keltner close behind. But after another lap was scored complete another caution came out, as more debris in turn 3 brought out the yellow. On the restart Whittington, who was running 5th, got sideways in turn 2 and collected Henry Carson, Tom Lathrop, Oliver Jr., Bobby Six, Mike Goben and Travis Hartman to bring out the red. All drivers climbed from their cars okay. The following restart saw Becerra jump back out front, with Lennox and Keltner following. Lennox would try to work under Becerra coming off the corners over the next 4 laps, until he spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. Becerra moved back out front on the restart, with Sean Wyett, who started 10th, over taking Keltner for the runner up spot. One final caution on lap 15 for debris down the front stretch slowed the action. On the restart Becerra jumped back out front and then pulled away to claim his fourth win of the season at the track. Keltner was 2nd, Lennox recovered from his spin on lap 11 to come back up to finish 3rd, Wyett was 4th, with Hill coming back from his spin on lap 4 to finish in 5th.

Up next was the 15 lap Sunoco Fuel Mod Lite feature, with Mike Morrill and Jason Masengarb drawing the front row for the event. Morrill took advantage of his draw to grab the lead on lap 1 over Masengarb and Devon Rouse, who started 6th. Masengarb would follow in Morrill's tire tracks over the next 4 laps, even looking under him on several occasions, but Morrill was able to hold him off each lap. Then coming off turn 4 to complete lap 6 Masengarb was able to get under Morrill to edge him out at the line to take over the top spot. Just after the lap was scored complete the first and only caution of the race came out, as Austin Bowling spun in turn 2 and collected Austin Hayes to bring out the yellow. On the restart Masengarb moved back out front, with Morrill and Guy Morse close behind. Coming off turn 4 to complete lap 6 Morrill was able to work under Masengarb to edge him out at the line to grab the lead away. But Masengarb would use the momentum off the top of the track to take the top spot back on lap 9. Masengarb then held off Morill over the final laps to score his fifth win of the season at 34 Raceway. Morrill settled for 2nd, Rouse was 3rd, Morse was 4th, with Michael Dominguez rounding out the top 5.

Damian Getchell and Travis Porter led the field to green in the 20 lap WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprint feature, with Getchell grabbing the lead on lap 1 over Matt Krieger and Porter. The action up front was slowed for the first time on lap 2, as Shane Quam spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Krieger worked under Getchell coming off turn 4 to take the lead away. One lap later, lap 4, Bailey Goldsberry spun down the front stretch and was hit hard by Colton Fisher, who rolled to bring out the red. Both drivers climbed from their heavily damaged cars okay. Krieger moved back out front on the restart, with Damian working to hold off his father Dave Getchell for the runner up spot. Dave was able to get past Damian for second on lap 9 and then went to work on Krieger for the lead. The battle up front was slowed for the final time on lap 12, when Wyatt Wilkerson spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Krieger jumped back out front, with Dave Getchell and Ryan Jamison, who started 9th, following. Jamison was able to get around Dave Getchell for second on lap 14, and then set his sights on Krieger for the lead. Coming off turn 4 to complete lap 17 Jamison worked under Krieger to grab the top spot away and then held on to pick up his first win of the season at the track in the 305 Sprints. Krieger settled for 2nd, Jarrod Schneiderman started 11th and finished 3rd, Dave Getchell was 4th, with Donnie Steward coming from 12th to finish in 5th.

The 20 lap Pepsi IMCA Stock Car feature was up next, with Dean Kratzer and Chad Krogmeier making up the front row. But just as the green flag was waved the caution light came on, as Krogmeier spun off the top of the track in turn 1 to bring out the yellow. On the original restart Kratzer moved out front to lead lap 1 over Jake Wenig and Tom Bowling Jr., who started 6th. While Kratzer paced the field out front, the battle was for the runner up spot between Wenig, Bowling Jr., and John Oliver Jr., who started 7th. The action up front was slowed for the second time of the race on lap 5, as Krogmeier slowed to a stop in turn 4 with a broke right front to bring out the yellow. On the restart Kratzer moved back out front, with Wenig and Bolwing Jr. close behind. Coming off turn 4 to complete lap 7 Oliver Jr., on the bottom, Wenig, in the middle, and Kratzer, up top, raced three wide for the top spot, with Wenig edging out the lead at the line. The next lap, lap 8, saw Oliver Jr. work under Wenig coming off turn 4 to grab the lead, with Bowling Jr. following him into second. On lap 9 Matt Strassheim spun in turn 4 and collected Derek Schwandt to bring out the yellow, and slowed the action up front. Oliver Jr. grabbed the lead on the restart, with Bowling Jr. and Wenig close behind. Bowling Jr. would diamond off the corners over the final laps to try and work under Oliver Jr. But Oliver Jr. would hold him off to claim his fifth win of the season at the 34 Raceway. Bowling Jr. settled for 2nd, Wenig was 3rd, Ray Raker was 4th, with Brandon Jay coming home in 5th.

For the second week in a row the 20 lap Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modified 20 lap feature was cut short due to a time limit. One red and four cautions waved before a lap was scored complete, which forced officials to go to a single file start. Rich Smith took advantage of the single file start to grab the lead on lap 1 over George Spence III and Dean McGee. Mitch Boles would spin in turn 3 on lap 3 to bring out the caution and slow the action. On the restart Smith moved back out front, with McGee getting by Spence III for second. Just after lap 4 was scored complete another caution came out, this time for Bill Roberts Jr. dropping a driveshaft in turn 3. Smith once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Jeff Waterman, who started 10th, and Milo Veloz, who started 15th, slipping past McGee for second and third. One lap later, lap 6, Chadwick Giberson spun in turn 2 to bring the yellow light on. Once again Smith jumped back out front on the restart, with Waterman and Veloz close behind. Coming off turn 4 to complete lap 9, Waterman used the momentum off the top of the track to take the top spot away from Smith. Veloz would slip past Smith on lap 12 for second, and then went to work on Waterman for the lead. But Giberson would spin in turn 4 on lap 14 to slow the battle, and it was also his second solo caution of the race to end his night. This would also bring the race to the time limit, with one attempt of a green-white-checkered finish. On the restart Waterman jumped back out front and then held on to claim his first win of the season at the track. Veloz was 2nd, Smith was 3rd, McGee was 4th, with Creston Williams passing 11 cars from his 16th place starting spot to finish in 5th.

The final feature to take to the track on the night was the 12 lap Sonny's Market 4-Cylinders, with Wayne Chamblee and Lisa Benningfield leading the field to the drop of the green flag. But it was third place starter Larry Miller who jumped out into the lead on lap 1 over David Prim and Dustin Begyn, who started 9th. Just after the completion of lap 1 the field was slowed for the first time, as Matthew Milligan stopped in turn 2 and Benningfield stop in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. On the restart debris in turn 2 brought the yellow light back on. The following restart saw Begyn slip under Miller coming off turn 4 to grab the top spot away. Miller tried to work around the top side of Begyn over the next 9 laps, but Begyn was able to hold him off each lap. Then on the white flag lap Begyn slowed, which allowed Miller to go by to pick up his first win of the season at the track. Kimberly Abbott crossed the line in second, but she refused a car claim by Eric Eye to be disqualified. This would move Jerrod Nichols to 2nd, Prim was moved to 3rd, Chamblee was moved to 4th, with Eye getting moved to 5th.

Coming up next week, Saturday, July 8th, will be 101.7 The Bull and Casebine Credit Union Night. The WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints, Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modifieds, Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars, Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMods, Deery Brothers IMRA Midgets, and Sunny's Market 4-Cylinders will all be in action.

Pit gates will open at 4:30 PM, the grandstands at 5 PM, hot laps at 6:15 PM, and racing at 7 PM. Grandstand admission will be $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (60+) and students, with kids 10 & under FREE! Pit passes will be $25.

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS 34 Raceway, West Burlington, Iowa Saturday, July 1, 2017 - Deery Brothers and Hot 97.3 Night

WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints

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

Heat 1: 1. Bailey Goldesberry; 2. Ryan Jamison; 3. Jarrod Schneiderman; 4. Andy Krieger; 5. Wyatt Wilkerson; 6. Joe Laue (DNS)

Heat 2: 1. Dave Getchell; 2. Damian Getchell; 3. Donnie Steward; 4. Tanner Gebhardt; 5. Shane Quam; 6. Colton Fisher

Heat 3: 1. Travis Porter; 2. Matt Krieger; 3. Ben Wagoner; 4. Daniel Bergquist; 5. Nick Guernsey; 6. Gary Bonar

 

 

Kevin Thomas Jr. takes home Midwest Sprint Car Series victory at LPS

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE — Forty sprint cars unloaded at Lincoln Park Speedway Saturday night in pursuit of a $3,000 payday for capturing the Midwest Sprint Car Series feature victory. Rain was the winner on Friday night for the opening night of the “Bill Gardner Sprintacular” that was to feature the USAC National Sprint Car Series. However, the skies were bright and sunny just 24 hours later for the second night honoring the memory of Gardner, who started the IndianaOpenWheel.com website. Alabama’s Kevin Thomas Jr. snagged the lead from Thomas Meseraull on a re-start with just seven laps remaining to take home the sizable payday. With such a large field of strong cars on hand for the event, starting position would play an important role in the A-main. Five heats of eight cars each took to the track after Garrett Aitken was the top overall qualifier at 14.084 seconds. A.J. Hopkins, Kent Schmidt, Aitken, Meseraull and Thomas Jr. won their respective heats. Robert Ballou won the B-main ahead of Matt McDonald, Ryan Bernal and Chase Stockon. After several early stoppages, Hopkins parlayed his pole starting spot into the lead ahead of Aitken. However, Meseraull quickly rocketed into contention after starting fourth. He would snatch the lead from Aitken on lap six and set sail ahead of the field. Meseraull was a rocket ship, pulling away to as much as a straightaway lead over Thomas, who settled into second-place ahead of the battle for third that involved Shane Cottle, Aitken and Ballou. Through 13 laps, Meseraull had reached lapped traffic and began to maneuver skillfully through the back markers while Thomas had his hands full fending off Hopkins, Aitken and Ballou. However, a caution flew as Ballou pulled pit-side along with Jarett Andretti. With just seven laps remaining in the 30-lap feature, the double file restart would set the stage for a frantic finish. Thomas restarted alongside Meseraull and got a good jump and turned that into the lead as he blasted through turns one and two and edged out Meseraull heading into the back stretch. Bernal, who started near the back of the field after qualifying for the B-main, was suddenly in contention for the victory, battling Hopkins and Meseraull for second. Thomas, worked the cushion to perfection the final five circuits, roaring away to pick up the victory ahead of Bernal, Meseraull and Kody Swanson. Jon Stanbrough placed fifth ahead of Hopkins. In the UMP Modified division, Bloomington’s Bradley Sterrett returned to victory lane for the first time this season in the No. 9H machine. A nine-car pileup on the opening lap set the tone for the 20-lap A-main as Sterrett avoided the mishap and would take over the lead by lap five over Randy Shuman. Behind Shuman and Sterrett, Josh Boller held down third ahead of a side-by-side fight for position between Kenny Carmichael Jr. and RJ Pruitt. With five laps remaining, Carmichael made his move into second, getting past Shuman. However, the Terre Haute native wasn’t able to challenge Sterrett. Shuman fought to the wire with Carmichael for the runner-up spot, but could not return the pass. Sterrett survived a caution with three laps remaining to gain the win over Carmichael, Shuman, Pruitt and Jay Humphrey Jr. Wes McClara had been stalking his first UMP Super Stock win of the season for over a month heading into this weekend’s event. However, he’ll spend the holiday weekend celebrating a victory after he passed Cullen Goodman past the midway point of the feature and then held on to the top spot to score the victory. Goodman led the early stages of the race, but had both defending UMP national points champion Steve Peeden and McClara bearing down on him. McClara edged into second place by the 10th circuit and pulled even with Goodman by the 13th lap before taking the lead on the top side coming out of turn two. Goodman would pull to the infield shortly after with a broken drive line to bring out a late caution. On the restart however, McClara held off a strong run by Peeden to take home the win as Jonny Newgent claimed third ahead of Doug McCullough and James Campbell. Twenty-four cars started the bomber A-main on Saturday at the Putnamville oval, but Jordan Almanza was able to top the field to return to victory lane. Almanza battled wheel-to-wheel with Jeff Beggs for the first half of the 15-lap race, but securing the top spot. Megan Cavaness and David Bumgardner put on an entertaining race for the third spot before Cavaness edged ahead. Almanza pulled out to the lead with five laps remaining as Beggs and Cavaness battled to the checkered flag. Beggs recorded the second spot ahead of Cavaness, Bumgardner and Cody Wright. Josh Litton roared forward to take sixth after starting 25th.

Lincoln Park Speedway Midwest Sprint Car Series 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Thomas Meseraull, 4. Kody Swanson, 5. Jon Stanbrough, 6. AJ Hopkins, 7. Carson Short, 8. Shane Cottle, 9. Brady Short, 10. Chase Stockon, 11. Robert Ballou, 12. Garrett Aitken, 13. Hunter Schuerenberg, 14. Isaac Chapple, 15. Jarett Andretti, 16. Brent Beauchamp, 17. Kent Schmidt, 18. Matt Westfall, 19. Matt McDonald, 20. C.J. Leary, 21. Tyler Hewitt B-main winner: Robert Ballou C-main winner: Kyle Robbins Heat winners: Hopkins, Schmidt, Aitken, Meseraull, Thomas Jr.

 

 

JOEY SALDANA EARNS 1st NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY ALL STAR VICTORY SINCE 1999; MID SEASON CROWNS GO TO DROWN, MOORE & B. HENSEL

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, July 1, 2017

By Tyler Altmeyer & Mike Swanger

Despite 18 years separating Joey Saldana from his last visit to NAPA Wayne County Speedway, the result remained the same; a victory against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The victory, his first Arctic Cat All Star victory since 2014, increased Saldana's overall Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win count to 72, five of which at NAPA Wayne County Speedway which ties "The Brownsburg Bullet" with Sheldon Haudenschild for the most all time at 'Orrville's Historic Oval'. Lockbourne Ohio's Cole Duncan charged from 7th to finish second followed by Chad Kemenah, Ryan Smith and pole sitter Dean Jacobs.

"This just goes to show how important it is to be around a great team," Joey Saldana explained in victory lane. "Sprint Car Racing is really tough, and it's easy to get down on yourself. Tonight just goes to show that it's not just you, it's a whole team, and tonight I had a whole team. I raced with the All Stars for a long time. It was the feeding ground for the World of Outlaws. Racing with this series did a lot for me. Luckily for me I was lucky enough to take that next step and move forward."

Before Saldana made his winning move on lap 16, it was all Dean Jacobs and Chad Kemenah at the front of the running order. Despite a number of cautions halting the action, one of which during the opening green resulting in a four car pile up, Jacobs and Kemenah battled relentlessly, racing side by side nearly all the way around the 3/8 mile oval. Jacobs led the first 6 circuits officially, ultimately losing the lead to Kemenah on lap 7, only to regain control again to officially lead laps 8 through 11. Kemenah drove back under Jacobs at the entrance of turn three to solidify himself back on top of the field on lap 12, only to be halted by red flag conditions on lap 13 and another caution on lap 16. By that point, Saldana had already worked his way into second, now setting his sights on the 5 time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion. When green flag action returned, Saldana chased Kemenah into turns one and two, ultimately setting up a drag race through turn three where Saldana would drive under Kemenah's ride. From that point forward, "The Brownsburg Bullet" was the show and despite one more caution pausing his momentum, Saldana would pull ahead to win by 3.3 seconds. "It feels really good to be back here, and to be tied with Sheldon Haudenschild is pretty cool," Saldana said. "He's the next best thing in sprint car racing. He has a lot of talent.''

All other class' were battling for Mid Season championships and for the Kar Connection Super Late Model feature, J R Gentry would blast into the lead from his pole starting position and set the pace for the opening 8 laps when he suffered a flat tire, sending him to the pits for a new one and putting him on the tail. Wooster's Doug Drown would inherit the lead from his 5th starting slot. Despite a couple of cautions sprinkled throughout the rest of the feature, Drown and his Hall's Auto Sales, Kar Connection and ABR Farms #240 would pull away for his second win of the season. The battle for the rest of the top five saw two, 2 car battles going on as Ryan Markham and Jim Nicely consistently went back and forth for second the last half of the race. With the white flag out, Nicely lead Markham into turn one after some contact, Nicely spun but Markham was charged with the caution for making Nicely spin. Nicely got his spot back and would finish as the runner up. Larry Bellman and Ben Mott had their own race going for 4th with Allan Baker right behind. Bellman and Mott would slip out of the top five as Gentry worked his way back to third and Baker would power past with four laps to go to secure fourth. Al Farriss would motor past both Bellman and Mott with three laps to go to claim 5th. Heat winners were Bellman and Gentry.

Jordan James would lead the opening lap of the Lowes Super Stock feature and then it was all Kyle Moore. The early part of the race was marred by several caution but the last six laps went clean as the Arnold Motorsports, Moore Motors and Tye Twarog racing #11 would hold off the challenges of fellow Mansfielder, Bob Daugherty, as Moore posted his 1st NAPA Wayne County Speedway win. James would finish third with Gary Hensel Jr. taking 4th and Brandon Craver claiming 5th in his first night out. Moore and Hensel Jr. posted the heat wins.

Starting ninth, Smithville's Brad Hensel quickly moved up to the point in less than four laps of the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock main and park the JoyRide Transportation and DJ Directional Services #28 in the Summit Racing victory circle for the third time this season. Corey Staley started 21st and picked his way through the pack and grabbed second with three lap to go to finish second while Michael Stewart, Dustin Bedlion and Colin Slykhuis filled out the top five. Heat wins were claimed by Justin Cranmore, Brad Hensel and Wes Staley.

Racer's were once again chasing after awards and prizes thanks to the Contingency Connections Racer Rewards program.

Action continues next Saturday night, July 8th with the second week end of the Attica Raceway Park/NAPA Wayne County Speedway Super Late Model Series while the Fisher Performance Sprints will race for their Mid Season championship. The Lowes Super Stocks and the WKQT 104.5 Mini Stocks will also be on the racing card.

Go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more info on the track.

ARCTIC CAT ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS & OHIO SPRINT CAR SERIES SPRINTS

Fast Qualifier Cole Duncan 14.621 seconds

Heat 1 Dean Jacobs, Joey Saldana, Ryan Smith, Andrew Palker, Jordan Harble, Mitch Harble, Dan Kuriger, Brandon Matus, Nate Reeser, Tyler Dunn

Heat 2 Brandon Spithaler, TJ Michael, Trevor Baker, Ryan Myers, Tyler Esh, Brent Matus, Josh Davis, Clay Riney, Kris Davis

Heat 3 Max Stambaugh, Jordan Ryan, Lee Jacobs, Sean Zemunik, Caleb Helms, Brad Haudenschild, Troy Kingan, Jordan Mackison, John Garvin

Heat 4 Danny Mumaw, Chad Kemenah, Caleb Armstrong, Cole Duncan, Danny Smith, Nick Patterson, Hunter Mackison, Dylan Kingan, Jarrett Gerber

Dash 1 Dean Jacobs, Brandon Spithaler, Danny Mumaw, Cole Duncan, Andrew Palker

Dash 2 Chad Kemenah, Joey Saldana, Jordan Ryan, TJ Michael, Max Stambaugh

B-Main Mitch Harble, Dan Kuriger, Brandon Matus, Jordan Mackison, Tyler Dunn, John Garvin, Nick Patterson, Josh Davis, Hunter Mackison, Nate Reeser, Troy Kingan, Clay Riney, Brent Matus, Kris Davis, Jarrett Gerber, Brad Haudenschild, Dylan Kingan

Feature Joey Saldana, Cole Duncan, Chad Kemenah, Ryan Smith, Dean Jacobs, Caleb Armstrong, Lee Jacobs, Danny Mumaw, Max Stambaugh, Tyler Esh, Caleb Helms, Jordan Mackison, Sean Zemunik, Mitch Harble, Brandon Matus, Brandon Spithaler, TJ Michael, Jordan Ryan, Andrew Palker, Ryan Myers, Danny Smith, Jordan Harble, Trevor Baker, Dan Kuriger

KAR CONNECTION SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Larry Bellman, Allan Baker, Al Farriss, Ben Mott, Brett Bee, Randy Davis, Cody Scott, Charlie Duncan, Thomas Baker

Heat 2 JR Gentry, Doug Drown, Jerry Aber, Jim Nicely, Nate Potts, Ryan Markham, Blaine Aber, Andrew Myers

Feature Doug Drown, Jim Nicely, JR Gentry, Allan Baker, Al Farriss, Ryan Markham, Larry Bellman, Ben Mott, Brett Bee, Thomas Baker, Jerry Aber, Blaine Aber, Nate Potts, Cody Scott, Andrew Myers, Randy Davis dns, Charlie Duncan dns

LOWES SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Kyle Moore, Bob Daugherty, Paul Holmes, TA Perrine, Tod Bevilacqua, Don Rutt, Todd Gallion, Jamie Gibbs, Steve Ott

Heat 2 Gary Hensel Jr., Jordan James, Jon Preston, Brandon Craver, Tyler Nicely, Chris Albright, Richard Grogg, Trae Schonauer, Ryan Tope

Feature Kyle Moore, Bob Daugherty, Jordan James, Gary Hensel Jr., Brandon Craver, Tyler Nicely, Trae Schonauer, Tod Bevilacqua, Chris Albright, Richard Grogg, Jon Preston, Steve Ott, Jamie Gibbs, Paul Holmes, Ryan Tope, TA Perrine, Todd Gallion, Don Rutt dns

WQKT 104.5 MINI STOCKS

Heat 1 Justin Cranmore, Dustin Bedlion, Randy Gibson, Brianna Hensel, Taylor Mazzoleni, Jim Burns, Eugene Arkenburg, Zain Dick, Clayton Evans, Jessica James

Heat 2 Brad Hensel, Sean Rush, Colin Slykhuis, Brent Boreman, Jeff Slykhuis, Gary Lewis, Doug Hensel, Johnny Bruce Jr., Lance Smith

Heat 3 Wes Staley, Michael Stewart, Buzz Bender, Dustin Smith, Wayne Newberry, Johnny Bruce Sr., Corey Staley, Katie Sams, Keith Rush

Feature Brad Hensel, Corey Staley, Michael Stewart, Dustin Bedlion, Colin Slykhuis, Brent Boreman, Dustin Smith, Jessica James, Zain Dick, Clayton Evans, Buzz Bender, Brianna Hensel, Randy Gibson, Taylor Mazzoleni, Eugene Arkenburg, Wes Staley, Sean Rush, Jim Burns, Justin Cranmore, Wayne Newberry, Gary Lewis, Katie Sams, Johnny Bruce Sr. dns, Johnny Bruce Jr. dns, Jeff Slykhuis dns, Doug Hensel dns, Lance Smith dns, Keith Rush dns

 

 

Dave Shullick Jr., Michael Muldoon Duel in Triple Crown Championship Grand Prix Tilt at Oswego

OSWEGO, NY (July 1, 2017) – Oswego Speedway’s Grand Prix 75 is steeped in tradition, and for the first time Saturday night it played host to the Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear with Dave Shullick Jr. and Michael Muldoon coming out on top of the Novelis Supermodified non-wing field.

Starting from pole position, Muldoon was in prime position early on driving his family owned and built No. 15, the same machine that took Muldoon from 18th to 9th just one week earlier at Stafford Speedway in winged competition.

Leading the majority of the event, Muldoon looked to be in control until Shullick poured it on past halfway in the Nicotra Racing No. 2 to take the lead at lap 50 and runaway with this third Oswego win of the season and his third TCCS triumph at the Steel Palace.

With the win, Shullick becomes the first Ohio driver to win Oswego’s Grand Prix since his father triumphed in 1982.

Muldoon held on for the second position, driving across the line as the top cross over machine in the field. Following Muldoon across the stripe in the top five were fellow same car TCCS combatants Dave Gruel, Jeff Abold, and Joe Gosek.

TCCS crossover racers Tim Snyder and Dave Danzer finished sixth and seventh with Keith Shampine and Joey Payne finishing ninth and tenth.

Otto Sitterly, who came into the night second in TCCS driver points dropped out of the event early on after contact at lap 5 between himself, Brandon Bellinger, and Michael Barnes. Sitterly managed a 12th place finish in the Nicotra Racing No. 7.

Shullick remains in control of the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year championship as the double point portion of the season begins on Saturday, July 22 with the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified at Oswego.

At that point, drops will be implemented into the point standings as only the best three finishes in Oswego non-wing and ISMA winged points will be included in the overall championship.

Shullick leads Sitterly, Gosek, Muldoon, and Danzer in the driver’s championship which will pay $6,000 to the winner, $4,000 to second, $2,000 to third, $1,000 to fourth, and $500 to fifth. Snyder is just one position outside of the money, despite not running Stafford. Again, drops will be factored in after Mr. Supermodified which will be key in the championship.

The Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year championship is extremely tight at this juncture with the Gosek Racing team now in the lead by only 6-points over the Danzer Racing No. 52 team. The Muldoon Racing team is just 1-point behind Danzer making the top three separated by only 7-points in the race for another $6,000.

Snyder Racing and Penix Racing currently round out the top five in the same car championship as the series returns to Oswego on July 22.

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

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

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

TCCS Race #5 – July 1 – Oswego Speedway Oswego Speedway Grand Prix (75-laps): 1. 2 – Dave Shullick Jr. (TCCS), 2. 15 – Michael Muldoon (TCCS), 3. 50 – Dave Gruel (TCCS), 4. 05 – Jeff Abold (TCCS), 5. 00 – Joe Gosek (TCCS), 6. 0 – Tim Snyder (TCCS), 7. 52 – Dave Danzer (TCCS), 8. 83 – Lou LeVea Jr., 9. 55 – Keith Shampine (TCCS), 10. 14 – Joey Payne (TCCS), 11. 56 – Hal LaTulip, 12. 7 – Otto Sitterly (TCCS), 13. 71 – Bill Sharkey, 14. 02 – Brandon Bellinger, 15. 68 – Michael Barnes, 16. 51 – Joey Moriarty

Bentley Warren Driver of the Year Standings: (as of July 1) 1. Dave Shullick Jr.*** - 459 2. Otto Sitterly – 379 3. Joe Gosek – 360 4. Michael Muldoon – 353 5. Dave Danzer – 350 6. Tim Snyder – 308 7. Joey Payne – 283 8. Dave Gruel – 277 9. Dave McKnight – 249 10. Jeff Abold – 243 11. Tim Jedrzejek – 241 12. Keith Shampine – 225 13. Chris Perley – 133 14. Howard Page - 129

Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year Standings: (as of July 1) 1. Gosek Racing 00 – 360 2. Danzer Racing 52 – 354 3. Muldoon Racing 15 – 353 4. Snyder Racing 0 – 308 5. Penix Racing 14 – 283 6. Gruel Racing 50 – 277 7. Morton Racing 70 – 249 8. Team Abold Racing 05 – 243 9. Osetek Racing 55 – 225 10. Miller Racing 11 – 133 11. Page Racing 18 - 129

Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear

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

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

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

OVID, Mich. – Jimmy McCune added another memory to his list of accomplishments at Owosso Speedway on Saturday night, scoring the victory in the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series Firecracker 50 for the second-straight year.

Taking the lead from nephew Anthony on lap six, McCune stormed off into the distance and dominated the rest of the way, ultimately collecting his 19th-career series victory and third in four races this season.

Celebrating once again at the track where he collected his first-ever professional open wheel victory, McCune credited his team and a fast race car for his performance on the holiday weekend.

“This car was amazing tonight,” McCune said in victory lane. “It didn’t seem to matter where we were on the race track … it drove good through the air, it drove good in traffic and it drove good all by itself. It’s just a pleasure that I get to drive this thing.”

“It’s a blast to drive here; I’ve always liked coming up to Owosso. It’s a great track, it’s a great facility, there’s lots of room … the fans are great and it means a lot to come back here and have the success we’ve had the last few years.”

Tom Jewell started from the pole position after a seven-car invert and led the opening two laps, holding off Anthony McCune in a side-by-side duel before the 19-year-old charged ahead in Turn 1 and took control of the race on the third round.

But while the front row dueled side-by-side, it allowed sixth-starting Jimmy McCune to move through traffic and close in quickly on the lead. Dispatching Jewell for second on lap four, Jimmy McCune latched on to his nephew’s back Nerf bar and laid in wait for Anthony to slip.

That happened in Turn 1 on the sixth circuit, when Anthony McCune drifted just wide enough to allow Jimmy McCune past on the inside lane, but a caution one lap later for an incident on the backstretch involving Derek Snyder and Jeff Bloom gave the younger McCune a second chance at his uncle.

Jimmy McCune nailed the restart, however, driving off to as much as a five-second lead while Anthony McCune valiantly held off a hard-charging Brian Gerster through the race’s middle stages.

But what appeared to be a sure-fire McCune family one-two was foiled by a caution with seven laps to go, when Teddy Alberts looped his car in Turn 4 and kicked up a cloud of dirt, setting up a chaotic final restart.

Anthony McCune’s car sputtered on fuel when the race went green, allowing Gerster past as Jimmy McCune cruised home over the final laps.

In the end, it was Gerster trailing the two-time and defending champion home by 4.699 seconds, happy with the result but still looking for more out of a car that was completely rebuilt before the start of the season.

“We destroyed this race car here last year, and Dick Myers and Rick Ferguson have done a great job getting it back to a starting point, but we’re still working some things out on it,” Gerster admitted. “It’s a bit different than it used to be. We weren’t bad, but we just weren’t in the same class as the 88 (Jimmy McCune. I got hung up in dirty air off the start and then we just fought forward the rest of the way.”

“The McCune family … that Toledo mafia whipped us tonight and we’ve just got to get better before the next time out.”

Anthony McCune completed the podium, notching his career-best Must See Racing finish and third-consecutive third-place finish dating back to June 24, including a pair of non-winged sprint car events.

“The car started to run out on that last restart, and when it got to sputtering I just couldn’t get it off the corners,” the younger McCune lamented. “I wanted that one-two … but the last couple races have been really good for us and it’s really built up my confidence. I’m trying to follow in Jimmy’s footsteps and we did that for quite a while tonight.”

Ike Beasley finished fourth, one lap down, followed by home state driver Derek Snyder.

In preliminary action, Gerster scored his 23rd-career Abe’s Auto Parts & Sales Fast Qualifying Award with a lap of 13.276 seconds (101.687 mph) around the three-eighths-mile, progressively-banked oval.

Tom Jewell and Jimmy McCune won their respective 10-lap heat races.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series returns to action on July 15 with its inaugural appearance at Ohio’s Midvale Speedway.

 

 

Reed gets FAST Fremont win; Dussel earns 1st 360 victory; Rando tames 305s

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Byron Reed is quickly becoming the driver to beat for the Fremont Speedway 410 sprint car championship in 2017. The Monclova, Ohio driver held off Parker Price-Miller following a restart with just five laps to go to score his second straight win at “The Track That Action Built” during the Open Wheel Shoot Out Saturday, July 1. There were 86 winged sprint cars in three divisions that battled on Willie’s Sales and Service Night at Fremont Speedway. And the huge crowd was treated to very exciting features in all of them.

In the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 sprint feature Brian Smith led the first 15 laps but Reed drove under him on lap 16 and the pair got together in turn two with Reed continuing in the lead. Reed, a six time Fremont track champion, survived two late race cautions for his third victory of 2017 at the track. It was his 35th career placing him alone in the 12th spot on Fremont Speedway’s all-time win list

“A long time ago one of my mentors Jack Hewitt told me there’s moisture in the bottom of them holes…you get traction from the. I do want to apologize to Brian Smith. We got together…I don’t like to run into people. I was ahead of him and he came up and I bounced and hit him. I have to wish my crew member Kevin Meyer a get well soon. He’s been in the hospital all week and we missed him tonight,” said Reed beside his Crown Batter backed #5.

The win will certainly elevate Reed in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics standings, which he has won the past three straight years. However, D.J. Foos, who came into the race leading the FAST points, charged from 16th to a sixth place finish while Chris Andrews and Brian Lay – who were second and third in the series points - finished fifth and third respectively to really tighten up the point battle.

Gibsonburg, Ohio’s Nate Dussel has quite the resume when it comes to 305 sprint car racing, complete with a Fremont track title and championships with the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Championship Series presented by Engine Pro. Now he can add a 360ci sprint car win. Dussel led all 25 laps of the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders/Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS) feature to claim his first career claim his 22nd career victory at “The Track That Action Built.”

“It wasn’t easy…I was getting pretty whooped that at the end. But man, Craig and Bobby and Mike and all the guys back there just had this thing on rails. We were a little flustered after the dash but after I looked at the times I knew we were there. I knew the bottom would go away eventually. I have so many people to thank. We’ve made like five trips to Bellefontaine (Ohio) to pick this car up and we get rained out every time. Thankful for Al Davis for going down and picking this car up and obviously Ron Hammons and JR Stewart for giving me the opportunity. This is unbelievable, that’s a top notch caliber of drivers in this division,” said Dussel beside his K&L Ready Mix; Texas Roadhouse; Radio Hospital; Tim Hogan’s Carpet; Alan Davis Insurance; Wolf Motorsports; Biggie’s Coast to Coast; Northwest Physical Therapy; Kear’s Speed Shop; Sander Engineering; Pampered Pets; Lima Powdercoating; Gressman Powersports backed #6s.

It looked like Dussel would make it two feature wins on the night as he led late in Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature. With three laps to go Dussel spun while battling with Steve Rando in heavy lapped traffic. Rando then held off last week’s winner John Ivy for his second feature win of 2017 at Fremont Speedway. It is the 11th career victory at the track for Rando.

“I tried running the top of one and two and my car was not good up there. The top of three and four I was good but just maintained…I was much better on the bottom and someone could slide me if I moved up. We started throwing the book at this car and something stuck,” said Rando in the Engine Pro Victory Lane beside his Davis Fabricators; North Coast Sealing; North Coast Asphalt, Attitude Hair Salon backed #19R.

Paul Weaver came into the night leading the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro points. A fourth place feature finish will keep him ahead of the pack going into the July 1 event at Waynesfield Motorsports Park. However, John Ivy, who came into the night third in the FAST points, scored a runner-up feature finish to close the gap.

For the 30-lap 410 sprint feature Smith and Adam Kekich brought the field to green with Smith gaining the advantage over Price-Miller, Kekich, Brian Lay, Stuart Brubaker, Chris Andrews, Byron Reed and Jody Keegan. As Smith pulled away, Lay drove into third on lap three, bringing Brubaker to fourth. On the next lap Reed drove from seventh to fourth while Smith held a comfortable lead over Price-Miller.

Todd Heller would stop on lap six for the fist caution. On the restart Smith continued to lead Price-Miller as Reed got around Lay for third. Price-Miller began pressuring Smith for the lead with Reed edging closer to the front. Cap Henry brought out the caution on lap 14 just as the leaders were preparing to enter heavy lapped traffic. When the green flew Reed drove into second and immediately pressured Smith for the lead.

On lap 16 Smith and Reed would bang wheels in turn two with Smith getting sideways, losing four positions as Reed inherited the lead. With 10 laps to go Reed now led Price-Miller, Lay, Brubaker, Andrews, Smith, Trey Jacobs (from 20th) and Foos. Bobby Distel stopped on the speed with seven laps to go. Reed now had his hands full with Price-Miller on the restart as the pair ran side by side over the next three laps before something broke on Smith’s car, causing him to stop on lap 25.

Reed got an excellent restart and drove away for the victory over Price-Miller, Lay, Brubaker and Andrews.

Mitch Brown and Dussel paced the field for the NRA/GLSS 25 lap feature with Dussel grabbing the lead over Brown, Chase Ridenour, Devin Dobie, Gary Taylor and Todd Heuerman. The event’s only stoppage came on lap four when Shawn Dancer and Tyler Hendricks tangled, sending both flipping. Both drivers were not injured.

On the restart Dussel powered away from Brown, Ridenour, Dobie and Taylor. Dussel quickly built a sizeable lead while Brown ran comfortably in second with Ridenour and Taylor battling for third. Dussel raced into heavy lapped traffic with 12 laps to go allowing Brown to close while Ridenour and Taylor continued their fantastic battle for third. Lapped traffic kept the field close but Dussel was able to pick his way through to maintain the lead.

Dussel sliced through the lapped cars to take the win over Brown, Taylor, Ridenour, and Dobie.

In the 25 lap 305 sprint feature Dustin Rall and Alvin Roepke paced the field with Rall taking the lead when the green flew over Roepke, Dussel, Weaver and Rando. Dussel drove into second on lap two and quickly pressured Rall for the lead while Roepke and Rando battled for third. Dussel was able to drive under Rall for the top spot on lap five with Rando taking third from Roepke two laps later.

Heavy lapped traffic awaited the leaders by lap 10 as Rando took second and closed on Dussel. Meanwhile a tremendous battled ensued for third involving Rall, Roepke, Ivy and Weaver. With eight laps to go the running order was Dussel, Rando, John Ivy, Roepke, Rall and Weaver. On lap 22 as they battled with each other and in lapped traffic, Dussel spun bringing out the feature’s only caution as Rando had got around him for the lead.

Rando held off Ivy the last three laps for the $1,000 win with Roepke, Weaver and 17th starter Jamie Miller rounding out the top five.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, July 8 on Crown Battery Night with the 410 and 305 sprints, dirt trucks and 602 late models in action.

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

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2017 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2017 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2017 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Darmofal Racing, Weld Racing Wheels and Pub 400.

Fremont Speedway

July 1, 2017

Willie’s Sales & Service Night

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.204; 2.5-Byron Reed, 13.486; 3.60-Jody Keegan, 13.558; 4.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.596; 5.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.611; 6.16-Chris Andrews, 13.628; 7.45L-Brian Lay, 13.651; 8.2-Parker Price-Miller, 13.678; 9.5K-Adam Kekich, 13.820; 10.2+-Brian Smith, 13.845; 11.1st-Gary Taylor, 13.884; 12.97-Broc Martin, 13.950; 13.4-Cap Henry, 14.018; 14.14H-Todd Heller, 14.364; 15.27L-Brad Lamberson, 14.420; 16.0-Steve Irwin, 14.424; 17.23-DJ Foos, 14.523; 18.7-Shawn Valenti, 14.671; 19.22M-Dan McCarron, 14.813; 20.16N-Austin Nemire, 15.001; 21.18D-Bobby Distel, 15.439; 22.3J-Trey Jacobs, 17.518; 23.14-Daryl Daugherty, 85.000;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 4-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 4. 0-Steve Irwin[1] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[3] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 8. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 14H-Todd Heller[2] ; 2. 1st-Gary Taylor[3] ; 3. 2-Parker Price-Miller[4] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[6] ; 5. 23-DJ Foos[1] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 7. 16N-Austin Nemire[7] ; 8. 14-Daryl Daugherty[8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps. Top 5 to A)

1. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[5] ; 4. 5K-Adam Kekich[4] ; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[6] ; 6. 18D-Bobby Distel[7] ; 7. 27L-Brad Lamberson[2]

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

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[4] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[7] ; 5. 18D-Bobby Distel[6] ; 6. 27L-Brad Lamberson[3] ; 7. 14-Daryl Daugherty[8] ; 8. 16N-Austin Nemire[5]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)

1. 5-Byron Reed[8] ; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller[3] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 5. 16-Chris Andrews[5] ; 6. 23-DJ Foos[16] ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[20] ; 8. 60-Jody Keegan[7] ; 9. 97-Broc Martin[10] ; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn[11] ; 11. 1st-Gary Taylor[9] ; 12. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[12] ; 13. 22M-Dan McCarron[18] ; 14. 0-Steve Irwin[15] ; 15. 7-Shawn Valenti[17] ; 16. 2+-Brian Smith[1] ; 17. 5K-Adam Kekich[2] ; 18. 18D-Bobby Distel[19] ; 19. 4-Cap Henry[13] ; 20. 14H-Todd Heller[14]

Hard Charger: 3J-Trey Jacobs +13

NRA/GLSS 360 Sprints -

Qualifying

1.10-Mitch Brown, 13.172; 2.23-Devon Dobie, 13.306; 3.47X-Dylan Westbrook, 13.514; 4.67X-Parker Price-Miller, 13.519; 5.B20-Butch Schroeder, 13.531; 6.22H-Randy Hannagan, 13.565; 7.1-10-Jake Brown, 13.604; 8.11R-Chase Ridenour, 13.622; 9.17T-Channin Tankersley, 13.624; 10.6S-Nate Dussel, 13.663; 11.17-Jared Horstman, 13.693; 12.2-Kyle Sauder, 13.781; 13.18-Todd Heuerman, 13.822; 14.49T-Gregg Dalman, 13.852; 15.1X-Gary Taylor, 13.857; 16.12R-Nick Roberts, 13.859; 17.85-Dustin Daggett, 13.860; 18.49-Shawn Dancer, 13.864; 19.38-Tyler Hendricks, 13.971; 20.28-Phil Gressman, 14.153; 21.11A-Tim Allison, 14.160; 22.5X-Ryan Coniam, 14.276; 23.48-Michael Burkin, 14.440; 24.27J-Jared Lamberson, 14.440; 25.11-Trey Smith, 14.559; 26.10J-Jarrod Delong, 14.730; 27.22R-Kevin Roberts, 14.852; 28.16B-Ryan Ruhl, 14.956; 29.23G-Joe Geibe, 15.009; 30.22D-Aaron Robnolte, 15.090; 31.78-Mark Widderhold, 16.180; 32.3T-Ralph Brakenberry, 16.504; 33.17H-Hud Horton, 17.470; 34.11N-Ed Neumeister, 99.992; 35.51-Jay Dunham, 99.993;

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

1. 18-Todd Heuerman[1] ; 2. 10-Mitch Brown[4] ; 3. B20-Butch Schroeder[3] ; 4. 85-Dustin Daggett[5] ; 5. 11A-Tim Allison[6] ; 6. 17T-Channin Tankersley[2] ; 7. 11-Trey Smith[7] ; 8. 23G-Joe Geibe[8] ; 9. 17H-Hud Horton[9]

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

1. 6S-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 23-Devon Dobie[4] ; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan[3] ; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer[5] ; 5. 10J-Jarrod Delong[7] ; 6. 49T-Gregg Dalman[1] ; 7. 5X-Ryan Coniam[6] ; 8. 22D-Aaron Robnolte[8] ; 9. 11N-Ed Neumeister[9]

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

1. 1X-Gary Taylor[1] ; 2. 17-Jared Horstman[2] ; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[4] ; 4. 1-10-Jake Brown[3] ; 5. 38-Tyler Hendricks[5] ; 6. 22R-Kevin Roberts[7] ; 7. 48-Michael Burkin[6] ; 8. 51-Jay Dunham[9] ; 9. 78-Mark Widderhold[8]

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

1. 2-Kyle Sauder[2] ; 2. 11R-Chase Ridenour[3] ; 3. 16B-Ryan Ruhl[7] ; 4. 28-Phil Gressman[5] ; 5. 12R-Nick Roberts[1] ; 6. 27J-Jared Lamberson[6] ; 7. 3T-Ralph Brakenberry[8] ; 8. 67X-Parker Price-Miller[4]

Dash - (6 Laps, sets A-Main line-up)

1. 10-Mitch Brown[1] ; 2. 6S-Nate Dussel[2] ; 3. 11R-Chase Ridenour[6] ; 4. 23-Devon Dobie[3] ; 5. 1X-Gary Taylor[5] ; 6. 18-Todd Heuerman[8] ; 7. 2-Kyle Sauder[7] ; 8. 17-Jared Horstman[4]

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

1. 11A-Tim Allison[1] ; 2. 38-Tyler Hendricks[2] ; 3. 22R-Kevin Roberts[4] ; 4. 17T-Channin Tankersley[3] ; 5. 11-Trey Smith[5] ; 6. 48-Michael Burkin[6] ; 7. 23G-Joe Geibe[7] ; 8. 51-Jay Dunham[8] ; 9. 17H-Hud Horton[9] ; 10. 78-Mark Widderhold[10]

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

1. 49T-Gregg Dalman[3] ; 2. 10J-Jarrod Delong[1] ; 3. 5X-Ryan Coniam[5] ; 4. 67X-Parker Price-Miller[8] ; 5. 27J-Jared Lamberson[4] ; 6. 12R-Nick Roberts[2] ; 7. 22D-Aaron Robnolte[7] ; 8. 3T-Ralph Brakenberry[6] ; 9. 11N-Ed Neumeister[9]

A-Main 1 - (0 Laps)

1. 6S-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 10-Mitch Brown[1] ; 3. 1X-Gary Taylor[5] ; 4. 11R-Chase Ridenour[3] ; 5. 23-Devon Dobie[4] ; 6. B20-Butch Schroeder[9] ; 7. 18-Todd Heuerman[6] ; 8. 22H-Randy Hannagan[10] ; 9. 1-10-Jake Brown[15] ; 10. 2-Kyle Sauder[7] ; 11. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[11] ; 12. 28-Phil Gressman[16] ; 13. 16B-Ryan Ruhl[12] ; 14. 85-Dustin Daggett[13] ; 15. 49T-Gregg Dalman[18] ; 16. 22R-Kevin Roberts[21] ; 17. 10J-Jarrod Delong[20] ; 18. 11A-Tim Allison[17] ; 19. 49-Shawn Dancer[14] ; 20. 38-Tyler Hendricks[19]

Hard Charger: 1-10-Jake Brown +6

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

1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. 10-Josh Harrison[2] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 5. 2L-Landon Lalonde[4] ; 6. 94K-Kevin Mingus[5] ; 7. 66D-Chase Dunham[10] ; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[9] ; 9. 11X-George Englert[7] ; 10. 5-Brad keckler[6]

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

1. 9R-Dustin Rall[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 3. 21-Dustin Stroup[3] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 6. 4*-Tyler Street[9] ; 7. 66-Jamie Miller[8] ; 8. 09-Justin Adams[4] ; 9. 70-Rick Donovan[6]

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

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 4. 2F-Matt Foos[2] ; 5. 8-Bobby CLark[7] ; 6. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[5] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[6] ; 9. 14-Luke Daughtery[8]

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

1. 94K-Kevin Mingus[1] ; 2. 66-Jamie Miller[5] ; 3. 66D-Chase Dunham[4] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 6. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[3] ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius[9] ; 8. 70-Rick Donovan[11] ; 9. 14-Luke Daughtery[12] ; 10. 09-Justin Adams[8] ; 11. 11X-George Englert[10] ; 12. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 13. 5-Brad keckler[13]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[9] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 5. 66-Jamie Miller[17] ; 6. 9R-Dustin Rall[1] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[12] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[14] ; 9. 2F-Matt Foos[6] ; 10. 21-Dustin Stroup[10] ; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[19] ; 12. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 13. 2-Ricky Peterson[7] ; 14. 8-Bobby CLark[15] ; 15. 2L-Landon Lalonde[13] ; 16. 66D-Chase Dunham[18] ; 17. 94K-Kevin Mingus[16] ; 18. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[20] ; 19. 25-Jason Keckler[11] ; 20. 10-Josh Harrison[8]

Hard Charger: 66-Jamie Miller +12

 

 

Martens Masters DCRP Mid-Season Championships with Nusser, Kaup, Munoz & Wahrman in Victory Lane as Well

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 1, 2017) – Jake Martens picked off his first feature win of the year by wiring the field in Saturday night’s 20-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car main event atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

While Martens scored his first DCRP win, other Mid-Season Championships feature winners included William Nusser in IMCA Modifieds, Jeff Kaup in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Angel Munoz in IMCA Stock Cars and Duane Wahrman in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

In the 20-lap DCRP Sprint Car feature, Fairview, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens gunned into the lead from the pole at the outset then denied some mid-race challenges from reigning track champion Taylor Velasquez to secure the victory.

“Last year, we had already won three or four features by this time,” Martens said in victory lane. “Here it is July and I hadn’t won yet, I almost thought I’d forgot how to win these things.”

Redrawing the pole position after winning his heat race, Martens put the Martens Machine Shop No. 48 Eagle chassis out front in short order. Velasquez closed in to challenge just past the midway point, but Martens kept his machine on the low side and slipped away in the closing laps.

“The draw definitely worked in our favor tonight,” Martens commented.

Martens crossed the stripe ahead of Velasquez with Luke Cranston filling out the podium in third. Tyler Knight slipped around Brian Herbert on the 13th lap to claim fourth with Herbert rounding out the top five.

Larned’s William Nusser took advantage of the pole starting position in his feature as well, jumping into the lead and setting the pace for all 20 non-stop rounds of the IMCA Modified feature for his second career DCRP triumph and first since April of 2016.

Nusser outgunned Travis Simmons for the lead at the drop of the green flag and slipped away as Simmons and David Solberg battled it out for second. Meanwhile, Jesse Richter was working his way through the field from 13th, ultimately climbing into the runner-up position by the 15th round.

By that time though, Nusser held nearly a straightaway advantage. Richter cut into that lead over the closing circuits but ran out of laps with Nusser taking the checkered flag with an eight car-length advantage. Solberg settled for show honors behind Nusser and Richter with 18th-starter Ryan Heger and Kevin Gray rounding out the top five.

Three-time track champ Jeff Kaup of Woodward, OK, rallied from ninth to pick off his third IMCA Sport Modified feature win of the year and 15th DCRP triumph since 2012.

Mike Appel paced the field for the opening six rounds with Kaup working up to fourth by the time a caution flew after five laps. Kaup jumped to the top on the restart and rallied into the lead for keeps on the seventh round of the 15-lapper.

While Kaup cruised on to victory lane, Jarett Lunow and Kyle Wiens battled it out for runner-up honors in his wake with Wiens getting the nod by taking advantage of a Lunow bobble in the final pair of corners. Kevin Tabor snuck by in the final corner to snare third with Lunow and Alex Wiens rounding out the top five.

Pratt’s Duane Wahrman moved atop the IMCA Hobby Stock points by racing to his second win of the year in the 15-lap main event.

Fourth-starter Brett Copeland jumped into the early lead and set the pace as Wahrman, Matt O’Hair and Reagan Sellard raced through the field.

Wahrman won the race through the field, breaking into second by the fifth round and then chasing down Copeland to challenge for the point. Wahrman battled into the lead by the tenth round and then held off O’Hair over the closing circuits to take the win.

Wahrman and O’Hair were chased to the line by Copeland with Sellard and Gerald Walker rounding out the top five.

Lamar, Colorado’s Angel Munoz bumped his season DCRP average up to .800 by winning his fourth event in five tries. Munoz gunned into the lead from the second row on the opening lap and pace the field all the way to post the win.

Brian May and Reagan Sellard both picked up $150 Hard Charger bonuses courtesy of Melling Performance in their respective classes. May raced from 13th to sixth in the IMCA Sport Modified main event while Sellard advanced from ninth to fourth in the IMCA Hobby Stock main.

Action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night, July 15, with Lewis Automotive Night championship chase action featuring Precise Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park – Mid-Season Championships

July 1, 2017 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 48-Jake Martens, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 11k-Tyler Knight, 5. 911-Ty Williams, 6. 18-Brandon Sprott, 7. 10-Jordan Knight.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 51r-Ross Essenberg, 3. 97-Brian Herbert, 4. 9d-Lance Davis, 5. 17x-Craig Jecha, 6. 8J-Brandy Jones.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 48-Jake Martens, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 49x-Luke Cranston, 4. 11k-Tyler Knight, 5. 97-Brian Herbert, 6. 49-Kris Moore, 7. 9d-Lance Davis, 8. 51r-Ross Essenberg, 9. 911-Ty Williams, 10. 10-Jordan Knight, 11. 17x-Craig Jecha, 12. 18-Brandon Sprott. DNS: 8J-Brandy Jones.

 

 

Becker Back in Victory Lane at Chico

Chico, CA (June 30, 2017) … Sean Becker seemed to drive with a purpose Friday night at his home track Silver Dollar Speedway and thrilled the crowd as he captured his 60th career sprint car win at Chico. Becker started in the sixth spot, outside row three and for some reason seemed more determined tonight. Becker drove by the likes of Andy Forsberg, Mason Moore and Kalib Henry on his way to the win. It was an emotional victory lane setting as car owners Dan and Cindi Menne, Sean’s wife Lisa and his parents were all ready to celebrate in victory lane. “This was a much-needed win,” said Becker in victory lane. “Like they say, ‘Winning cures all ills’ and tonight I am just so happy to get the win and celebrate with the people who have always believed in me.” While Becker and team should get all the credit, a tip of the hat goes out to Chase Majdic. The teenager led the first 15 laps of the main event until Becker passed him coming out of turn two. Soon, Majdic will get that first win. With two laps remaining, Andy Forsberg used a slower car to his advantage and drove around Majdic for second. Forsberg also started the night by turning the fastest lap in qualifying at a 11.524. Michael Ing started eighth and finished a respectable fourth. Justyn Cox made a rare Friday night start and finished fifth. Cox stared seventh and had great on track battled with Mason Moore and Ing throughout the night. Moore came home in the sixth spot. Majdic won the first heat race and Becker was the winner in heat two. A total of 12 sprint cars attended point race No. 8. It is not often you get to make a race winner tear up. However, that was exactly what happened when I asked Craig Swim who he wanted to thank after capturing his first wingless sprint car feature win. After gathering his thoughts and emotions Swim thanked his wife who he said, “Has stuck behind me over the course of five years and always believing in me.” Swim was solid all night and led the entire 20 lap distance. “I think I need to get back into better shape as I fell out of the seat the final few laps,” admitted Swim with a smile. Tony Richards applied pressure to Swim late it the race and made a last-ditch attempt to steal the win but was not able to pull it off. Casey McClain drove a great race and finished third. Jeremy Wilson came home in fourth. Gary Paulson rounded out the top five but pulled off late with a motor issue. Richards won the eight-lap heat race. Phil Marino won the action packed 20-lap street stock main event. Marino gave up the lead at one point when he hit a slick spot in turn four the spun him towards the infield. Corey Hall became the new leader. However, later in the race, Hall slowed down coming off turn two. Ahead of Hall was a smoking race car and it was assumed maybe Hall had thought the yellow was going to come out. Marino took advantage and regained the lead. Hall resumed in the second spot and wound up finishing a few car lengths back of Marino. Gary Newman charged from seventh to third. Danny Dozier started eighth and finished fourth. Richard Workman finished fifth in the feature but earlier in the night won the eight-lap heat race. Phillip Shelby won his third IMCA Sport Mod main event of the year during the Friday night season in Chico. This win wasn’t easy as Justin Foux led a majority of the race only to surrender to Shelby late in the event. “I want to give Foux credit,” said Shelby. “He was fun to race with and he drives me clean.” Foux ended up finishing second. Shane Devolder drove up to the third spot. Tyler Rodgers came home fourth. Rodgers won the eight-lap heat race earlier in the night. Jason Armstrong won the 20-lap Vintage Hardtop main event. Armstrong had such a big lead that he spun in turn four on the final lap and still won easily. Ron Ruiz won the eight-lap heat race. Full results please visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

 

Davie Franek is $4,000 richer after Patriot Sprint Tour McKean County win

(East Smethport, PA) | Wantage, NJ driver Davie Franek made the long haul north to the McKean County Raceway worth every mile as he scored the $4,000 victory on the opening night of the Patriot Sprint Tour ‘Western Weekend’ presented by Bonnell’s Collision.

Pole sitter Steve Collins and Davie Franek brought the 24 car field to the green. Lap one saw Franek jump to an early lead. Collins assumed second, and Joe Trenca a close third. A caution was thrown on lap 8 for the 1-10 of Jake Brown.

Once racing action resumed, two more circuits were completed before the 54j of Dave Just made contact with the front stretch wall and flipped violently into turn one. Just exited the car under his own power.

On the ensuing restart, Franek continued to lead Collins, Trenca, and the 10J of Jack Sodeman Jr. The field would slow once more on lap 18 for Evingham Site Excavation dash winner Robbie Stillwaggon, who had mechanical issues on top of turn two. Stillwaggon would head to the two minute work area, and was able to make repairs and re-join the race at the end of the field.

In the closing laps, Joe Trenca was able to get past Steve Collins for 2nd, but it was all Davie Franek as he crossed the line first, leading all 25 laps. Third went to Collins, followed by Sodeman Jr. and Danny Smith rounding out the top 5.

With 24 cars signed in, three heat races were run to start the night. In heat one, Kyle Drum picked up the victory from the pole over Jared Zimbardi and Robbie Stillwaggon. Heat two was won by Joe Trenca over Ohio driver Danny Smith and Canadian Jake Brown. The third and final heat victory went to Davie Franek over Derrick Juliano and Jack Sodeman, Jr. The only caution in heat competition came in heat three for Josh Azzi with a broken front end.

The Evingham Site Excavation ‘Four Laps of Fame’ dash win went to Robbie Stillwaggon from the outside pole over Scott Kreutter and Bryan Howland.

The tour heads to Raceway 7 in Conneaut, OH tonight for night number two of three for the 2nd Annual ‘Western Weekend’ presented by Bonnell’s Collision. It will be the second of two visits for the Patriot Sprint Tour to the Ohio facility in 2017. The first visit saw current point leader Jared Zimbardi take home the win over Steve Collins and Bryan Howland.

The third and final night of the 2017 ‘Western Weekend’ will take place this coming Saturday, July 1, at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, PA. It will mark the only visit to the facility for the Patriot Sprint Tour in 2017, with Kyle Drum looking to defend his victory in the event one year ago.

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

A-Main Results:

1) 28F – Davie Franek, 2) 98 – Joe Trenca, 3) 67 – Steve Collins, 4) 10J – Jack Sodeman, Jr., 5) 4 – Danny Smith, 6) 47 – Kyle Drum, 7) 51 – Bryan Howland, 8) 10 – Mitch Brown, 9) 22r – Mike Koehler, 10) 1J – Derrick Juliano, 11) 79 – Jordan Thomas, 12) 20B – Cody Bova, 13) 89 – Robbie Stillwaggon, 14) 35 – Jared Zimbardi, 15) 25H – Paul Habeck, 16) 81 – Derek Jonathan, 17) 17z – Josh Azzi, 18) X – Dan Bennett, 19) 38 – Dennis Wagner, 20) 25G – Tyler Graves, 21) 54J – Dave Just, 22) 1-10 - Jake Brown, 23) 44 – Joe McEwen, 24) 61 – Scott Kreutter

Lap Leaders: 1-25 Davie Franek

Heat Results:

Heat 1: 1) 47 – Kyle Drum, 2) 35 – Jared Zimbardi, 3) 89 – Robbie Stillwaggon, 4) 51 – Bryan Howland, 5) 10 – Mitch Brown, 6) 22R – Mike Koehler, 7) 79 – Jordan Thomas, 8) 25G – Tyler Graves (DNF)

Heat 2: 1) 98 – Joe Trenca, 2) 4 – Danny Smith, 3) 1-10 – Jake Brown, 4) 67 – Steve Collins, 5) 38 – Dennis Wagner, 6) 81 – Derek Jonathan, 7) 44 – Joe McEwen, 8) X – Dan Bennett

Heat 3: 1) 28F – Davie Franek, 2) 1J – Derrick Juliano, 3) 10J – Jack Sodeman, Jr, 4) 61 – Scott Kreutter, 5) 25H – Paul Habeck, 6) 20B – Cody Bova, 7) 17z – Josh Azzi (DNF), 8) 54J – Dave Just (DNF)

Evingham Site Excavation Dash:

1) 28F – Davie Franek, 2) 61 – Scott Kreutter, 3) 51 – Bryan Howland, 4) 1-10 Jake Brown, 5) 10 – Mitch Brown, 6) 25H – Paul Habeck

Contingency Award Recipients:

Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher: X – Dan Bennett

Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’: 22R - Mike Koehler

Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing 11th Place Finisher: 79 – Jordan Thomas

 

 

LUTZ WINS THRILLING DUEL AGAINST CARBERRY AT GRANDVIEW BECHTELSVILLE, PA

By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

Scott Lutz, of Jonestown, PA earned his trip to victory lane on Saturday at Grandview Speedway after being pressured by second place running Tommy Carberry for majority of the twenty-five lap feature event. Carberry, the point leader heading into the night’s event, who was rim-riding his way around the famed 1/3 mile high banked speedway took over the lead as the field was crossing the start-finish line for the white flag, but it was short lived after he came into contact with the outside guard rail going down the back stretch, which handed over the top spot back to Lutz who would take home the victory.

“I really just drove as hard as I could,” Lutz said. “When the top started to go away for me, I thought to myself that my only shot was getting around the lap cars and getting them in between us, but that actually almost cost me the race in the final laps there. I know he had gotten by me but when we got to the back stretch on that final lap, I dove in front of the lap car and that’s how I got back passed him before he had made some contact with the outside wall”.

The field was inverted by nine, putting Eddie Wagner and Scott Lutz on the front row. As the field came around to take the green flag, it was Lutz who shot to the lead heading into turn one. Rick Stief, who started in fourth challenged Wagner for second almost immediately, but Wagner would overcome and continued in the runner up spot, while trying to regain his lead from Lutz.

The leaders caught up to heavy lapped traffic by lap four, with Tommy Carberry, driving his Integrity Auto Body number 28 aggressively on the high side, quickly taking second from Wagner on lap nine.

“I was able to go anywhere on the race track, my car was really good,” said Carberry. “I felt really confident in lapped traffic because of how well my car was handling and I was able to pass cars very quickly which helped me get to second as soon as I did”.

With the first caution on lap twelve displayed for Tyler Reinhardt who spun in turn four, and a red flag coming out for Rick Stief who made contact with the backstretch wall causing him to flip on his side after the restart, it would be the birth of a showdown between Lutz and Carberry, who eventually led the field to the green in double file restart formation.

Lutz would come out on top once again on that restart, with Carberry putting heavy pressure on him as he drove “high wide and handsomely” around the speedway in an attempt to take the lead from Lutz who showed that patience and a calm demeanor would keep him out front.

“I think we both felt really confident running through lapped traffic, and it showed because either of us missed a beat when we were driving through it, that’s for sure,” Carberry commented on the lead cars racing with the slower traffic in tow.

With a final red flag pausing the event on the fourteenth circuit, due to a flipping Stefanie Carberry after making contact with the outside guardrail in turns one and two as she was also advancing positions while “rim riding” around the high groove of the speedway in sixth place, the field was subjected to a single file restart with Lutz taking off with Carberry not far behind.

From that point on, the last ten laps of the feature would be a crowd pleaser, with Lutz and Carberry slicing and dicing through the field, utilizing all parts of the track, making it three wide at times between lapped traffic, with similar racing going on with third and fourth placed Mark Bitner and Tim Tanner Jr., as well as fifth and sixth place running Austin Bishop and Dave Brown.

“You never know with these guys, and I’ve never had to the chance to run with MASS this year, so I’m not really familiar with how their driver run and where they run, so It was quiet an adventure trying to maneuver lapped traffic throughout the race,” mentioned Lutz.

With two laps remaining, with the end in near sight, Carberry made his move heading into turns three and four around Lutz who ran up on a lapped car, allowing Carberry to cruise pass them around the high side.

“I got by Lutz on the top going in between a lapped car, coming to one to go, and the top started going away with six or seven laps to go, and I was really close up on the fence and coming out of two he got back underneath the lapped car,” Carberry explained. “I think my right rear grabbed a hold of the wall, and it must have slapped the front end, and I went to turn it into three on the top and I drove it in there hard, and It just went straight and stuffed it in the fence.”

Crossing the checkered flag to capture his first Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series win in his first attempt would be Scott Lutz, followed by Mark Bitner, Tim Tanner Jr., Austin Bishop and Dave Brown Jr. Carberry would officially finish in fifteenth.

“We usually run with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series, and we actually won last week up at Hesston Speedway,” said Lutz. “We really enjoyed running with MASS tonight, I’m looking forward to coming back out to Grandview in September, now especially after this win tonight.”

There were twenty-five MASS 305 Sprint Cars in attendance for the Thayer Performance Parts and Engines sponsored night, with three heat race triumphs going to rookie Austin Bishop, Tim Tanner Jr., and Stefanie Carberry and the “last chance” B-Main qualifying race going to Keith Andersen. Thayer Performance gave two Racesaver Spec Hoosier Right Rear tires to the top two hard chargers which were Tom Carberry and Bobby Butler who both advanced six positions in the feature. The Bitner Automotive “Lightning Fast Time of the Night” award went to Austin Bishop who ran a fast time of 13.505 during his heat race.

On Saturday, July 8th, the Engler Machine and Tool Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will be making their way back into the Garden State, as they race at Bridgeport Speedway. Stay tuned for more information on this event. For more info on what’s going on with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/ or visit our website at www.masprintseries.com.

MASS FEATURE (25 LAPS): SCOTT LUTZ, Mark Bitner, Tim Tanner, Austin Bishop, Dave Brown, Jon Haegele, Scott Frack, Eddie Wagner, Brendon Poff, Joe Kay, Jeff Geiges, Bobby Butler, Rick Stief, Keith Andersen, Tommy Carberry (DNF), Sam Lieberman, David Bonner, Tom Carberry, Craig Pellegrini, DNF: Stefanie Carberry, Zack Burd, Tyler Reinhardt, Tim Smolenyak, Bobby Scherff DNQ: Terry Schaffer

CSI Shocks B-Main: $50 Keith Andersen Heat 1, CSI: Austin Bishop $50 Heat 2, Freiberger Excavating: Tim Tanner Jr. $50 Heat 3, Professional Design Services: Stefanie Carberry $50 Todd's Performance: Terry Schaffer $25 DMI Hard Luck Award: Tommy Carberry $25 Bruce's Auto Body Hard Charger: Bobby Butler $25 Kelly Fuels: Scott Lutz, Tim Tanner, Austin Bishop - 5 Gallons of Fuel Thayer Performance Burning Rubber Bonus: Bobby Butler & Tom Carberry Freiberger Excavating “Fan Favorite” Bonus: Sam Lieberman $25

 

 

MSCS FEATURE AT BROWNSTOWN TO BRADY SHORT

Brownstown, IN - June 24, 2017 - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series made it’s second visit ever to the Brownstown Speedway. The result was the same in that Brady Short took the “Sprint Spectacular” feature and the $2,000 in prize money. He also won that very first event there in 2015. His mastery of the quarter mile fairgrounds oval brought forth All Time Win number 22 in MSCS competition. It was his first series feature victory this year. The effort also narrowed the slight points lead Carson Short holds in this year’s championship bid between the two.

Brady Short was driving the black and yellow Maxim Sprinter owned by Cam Pottorff of Martinsville, IN, and sponsored by Sipes Body & Glass and Indiana Stone Works. Don Short serves as the crew chief. The power is produced by a Spec Engine!

The “Bedford Blaster” set the pace in the feature event. Runner-up status passed from Chad Boespflug to Tyler Thomas to Tyler Courtney over the first nine circuits. Third spot became the next contested position with Shane Cottle claiming that at the wheel of the Dutcher Motosports sprint. Jon Stanbrough passed Bill Rose to take fourth. Rose finished fifth after running as high as third.

The feature stayed green lap after lap until the 25th and final lap. As Short was taking the checkers for the win a crash occurred involving the cars driven by Tyler Thomas and Dakota Jackson.

Carson Short was sixth. Chad Boespflug, Dave Darland, Max McGhee, and Ethan Barrow rounded out the top ten. Jeff Bland Jr. had a busy night. He finished eleventh in the Waltz sprinter in MSCS competition after running his own car in the night’s opening NO WAY OUT 40 make-up feature. The 11th place finish provided him with the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award. Bland was also the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race in improving 8 spots!

Thirty five cars participated with Carson Short leading everyone in Group Qualifications with a 13.323 seconds lap. MSCS Rookie Garrett Aitken was second fastest his first night out. Heat races were victories for Carson Short, Tyler Courtney, Dave Darland, and Bill Rose. Rose was the only driver to win from the pole.

Max McGhee won the 12 lap B Main. Jordan Kinser led the first 5 laps of the B and finished second. Jeff Bland Jr. moved up to third in a steady march forward after starting last in a B field of 14 cars. Five drivers failed to make the call following incidents in earlier racing. There were 9 caution periods during the 4 heat races.

The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be in action twice this next weekend. The series will be at Lincoln Park Speedway Saturday night July 1 to present day 2 of the “Bill Gardner Sprintacular.” Then Sunday everyone will regroup to participate in the “Sprint Stampede” at Tri-State Speedway which includes the addition of the MOWA Winged Sprints. That evening will be made even more special as the “Class Track” celebrates its 60th consecutive year of continuous operation. Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

SUMMARY “Sprint Spectacular” Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN June 24, 2017

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (35 Entries)

Group Qualifying (Top Overall Qualifier) - 21 Carson Short, 13.323 seconds

Heat One - 21 Carson Short, 17gp Shane Cottle, 32 Garrett Aitken, 44 Dickie Gaines, 45K Ben Knight, 44D Joe Liguori, 77H Hunter O’Neal, 17 Kendall Ruble, 36 Collin Ambrose

Heat Two - 23C Tyler Courtney, 69 Chad Boespflug, 15 Ethan Barrow, 30 C.J. Leary, 70 Jordan Kinser, 77s Travis Berryhill, 24 Nate McMillin, 4B Donny Brackett, 17R Kyle Robbins

Heat Three - 40 Dave Darland, 11P Brady Short, 77 Jon Stanbrough, 3R Brian Karraker 28 Brandon Mattox, 61m Stephen Schnapf, 71B Bub Cummings, 5 Thomas Meseraull, 66W Jeff Bland Jr.

Heat Four - 6 Bill Rose, 04 Tyler Thomas, 5X Chase Briscoe, 3 Dakota Jackson, 4J Max McGhee, 11 Justin Grant, 98 Brandon Morin, 14 Stephen Godsey

B Main (12 Laps) - 4J Max McGhee, 70 Jordan Kinser, 66W Jeff Bland Jr., 77 Travis Berryhill, 71B Bub Cummings, 28 Brandon Mattox, 44D Joe Liguori, 77H Hunter O’Neal, 61M Stephen Schnapf, 14 Stephen Godsey, 98 Brandon Morin, 45K Ben Knight, 17 Kendall Ruble, 24 Nate McMillin

A Main (25 Laps) - 11P Brady Short, 23C Tyler Courtney, 17gp Shane Cottle, 77 Jon Stanbrough, 6 Bill Rose, 21 Carson Short, 69 Chad Boespflug, 40 Dave Darland, 4J Max McGhee, 15 Ethan Barrow, 66W Jeff Bland Jr., 44 Dickie Gaines, 28 Brandon Mattox, 70 Jordan Kinser, 30 C.J. Leary, 32 Garrett Aitken, 04 Tyler Thomas, 3 Dakota Jackson, 77s Travis Berryhill, 3R Brian Karraker, 5X Chase Briscoe

 

 

Jared Zimbardi Dominates Stateline Speedway and Picks Up His Fourth PST Win of the Year

(Busti, NY) Current A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour point leader Jared Zimbardi, led all 25 laps and won the Bonnell’s Collision Centers $2,000 winner’s check.

Zimbardi started along side young gun, Jordan Thomas, as the two brought the 17-car field to green, but it was not even a lap in when Steve Collins flipped his No. 67 which would bring out the red flag.

After a complete restart, Zimbardi would begin to build a favorable lead, as the battle for second between Scott Kreutter and Darryl Ruggles would be the best thing on the racetrack.

Zimbardi would at some points have a five second advantage over the rest of the field; that lead was relinquished by a late yellow involving David Just and Cody Bova. The following restart, Josh Azzi spun in turn 3 to bring out another caution flag.

Restarts would not be an issue for the Bradford, PA pilot as he would cruise to the checkers and score his 36th career Series win in front of many local family and friends.

Darryl Ruggles would come home with a career best second place finish as Scott Kreutter keeps it rolling in the Trey Hoddick No. 49 and finishes third. Dan Bennett and Kyle Drum would complete the top five, respectively.

Joe Trenca and his team were not able to compete as they had truck failures on their way to the speedway. Cody Bova was making his second start with PST when during hot laps, the 20b backed into the wall, crushing his rear bumper and fuel cell. The team was able to make repairs and compete for the heat events.

Heat wins went to David Just, Jared Zimbardi and Darryl Ruggles. The Evingham Site Excavation Dash for Cash went to Dalton Herrick. Dan Bennett’s top five finish after starting near the back of the field was good enough to earn him the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’ award. Dennis Wagner took home the Shuttleworth’s 11th place bonus while Jordan Thomas took home the Prestige Pool & Spa final finisher award.

The series continues its Western Swing with the second annual Bonnell’s Collison Centers Western Weekend beginning at the McKean County Raceway on Thursday, June 29, Raceway 7 in Conneaut, OH, on Friday, June 30, and the Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday, July 1. Each race will be paying $4,000 to win, $1500 for second, and $1000 for third. It is also $325 to qualify!

As always, all fans are encouraged to check out patriotsprinttour.com for up to the minute news, schedule info, point standings, etc. You can also like “Patriot Sprint Tour” on facebook and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and twitter.

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

A Main: 1) 35- Jared Zimbardi (4) 2) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles 3) 49- Scott Kreutter 4) X- Dan Bennett 5) 47- Kyle Drum 6) 29- Dalton Herrick 7) 44- Joe McEwen 8) 17z- Josh Azzi 9) 25g- Tyler Graves 10) 1J- Derrick Juliano 11) 38- Dennis Wagner 12) 81- Derek Jonathan 13) 79- Jordan Thomas 14) 121- Will Glover 15) 20- Cody Bova 16) 54j- David Just 17) 67- Steve Collins

Heat 1: 1) 54j- David Just 2) 44- Joe McEwen 3) 17z- Josh Azzi 4) 29- Dalton Herrick 5) 1J- Derrick Juliano 6) 81- Derek Jonathan

Heat 2: 1) 35- Jared Zimbardi 2) 49- Scott Kreutter 3) 79- Jordan Thomas 4) X- Dan Bennett 5) 25g- Tyler Graves 6) 38- Dennis Wagner

Heat 3: 1) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles 2) 67- Steve Collins 3) 20b- Cody Bova 4) 47- Kyle Drum 5) 121- Will Glover

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame: 1) 29- Cody Bova 2) 20b- Cody Bova 3) 47- Kyle Drum 4) X- Dan Bennett 5) 1J- Derrick Juliano 6) 25G- Tyler Graves

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

Bonnell’s Collision Centers Western Weekend Purse Structure (All three nights)

1)$4,000 2) $1,500 3) $1,000 4) $750 5) $600 6) $550 7) $500 8) $450 9) $425 10) $400 11) $385 12) $375 13) $365 14) $360 15) $350 16-24) $325

 

 

Double-X Speedway California, MO June 25, 2017

It was the "Battle of the Badges" version of Sunday Night Thunder at Double-X Speedway near California, MO on June 25. With law enforcement and corrections officers representing four separate departments, the annual event was able to raise over $1600 for the Shriner's Children Hospital. With local Shriners on hand to accept the funds raised, the officers turned race drivers, took to the track for a qualifying heat race and a 12 lap feature event. Kyle McIntyre, representing the Holts Summit Police Department, was the victor in the feature event. It was not an easy win as Mike Demkkowicz of the Fulton Regional Diagnostic Center (FRDC) made some strong challenges, but was unable to pass for the lead. Demkowicz would finish second, Michael Pierson of the O'Fallon Police Department would finish third and Mike Saunders of FRDC would claim fourth. Two drivers were unable to make the green flag. Demkowicz claimed the heat race for the special event.

The Winged Sprint Car division saw Cody Baker and Jonathan Cornell on the front row as a result of claiming their respective heat races. Cornell would win the race out of turns one and two and settle into a comfortable lead for most of the race. A close call came on about lap 20 as he was trying to overtake some lapped cars racing for position. The second challenge came on a lap 23 restart when Tyler Blank made a serious bid for the lead but could not quite get the bite out of turn 2 which allowed Cornell to tun the cushion to claim the victory. Blank would claim second, Ayrton Gennetten was third, Cody Baker was fourth and Taylor Walton completed the top five.

The 600cc Micro Sprints Took to the track for two heats and a feature event. It was a night of strong performances by Lone Jack, MO driver Jack Wagner. Starting on the pole as a result of claiming the heat race victory, Wagner would lead green to checkers with a couple of challenges from second place finisher Miles Paulus. Nick Rasa would finish third with Garret Williamson fourth and Austin Crane claiming fifth. The winner of the second heat race, Rudy Reyes, would finish 10th.

In the Street Stock division, veteran driver Steve Beach was wheeling a car that he has been putting together over the past week and a half. While he admitted he was still trying to figure the car out, one would be hard pressed to see that as he ran the top side the majority of the feature to claim the victory in only the second outing for this new ride. Evan Hays ran a stong second challenging Beach on several occasions. James Keeran had another good run in his 52J to finish third with Marshall Berry fourth and John Ketterer rounding out the top five. Beach and Dalton Imhoff claimed the heat races.

Racing continues next Sunday night with the third round of the ASCS Warrior Red, White and Blue Tour 360 Sprint Cars on the card along with the Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks and 600cc Winged Micro Sprints in competition also. The following week July 9 is the annual Riley Hudson Memorial. the :Race for Riley" will feature specials for the Street Stocks. Please plan to join us on the evenings for more "Sunday Night Thunder"

Double-X Speedway Results June 25, 2017

"Battle of the Badges" Feature Event- 1. 501-Kyle McIntyre, Holt Summit PD; 2. 10-49 Mike Demkowicz, Fulton Regional Diagnostic Center; 3. 293- Michael Pierson, O'Fallon PD; 4. 15-21 Mike Saunders, FRDC; 5. 257 Russell Wheat, FRDC; 6. 18S- Fred Stotler, St. Charles County PD

Heat Race- 1. Demkowicz; 2. McIntyre; 3. Saunders; 4. Wheat; 5. Pierson; 6. Stotler

Winged Sprint Cars Feature Event- 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2, 75-Tyler Blank, California; 3. 3-Ayrtin Gennetten, Versailles; 4. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack; 5. 93-Taylor Walton; 6. 83-Chris Solomon, Grisbane,Austrailia; 7. 24-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 8, 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 9. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene; 10. 7-Paul Solomon, Grisbane, Australia.

Heat 1- 1. Baker; 2. C. Solomon; 3. Gennetten; 4. Carpenter; 5. Nelson Heat 2- 1. Cornell; 2. Blank; 3. Walton; 4. P. Solomon; 5. Brown

600cc Winged Micro Sprints Feature Event-- 1. 73J- Jack Wagner, Lone Jack; 2. 98P-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 3. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 4. 3G-Garret Williamson, Columbia; 5. 02-Austin Crane, Ashland; 6.11-Riley Goodno, Knoxville,IA; 7. 73S- Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack; 8. 92- Brian Wood, California; 9. 75-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove; 10. 81T-Rudy Reyes, Marshall; 11. 15-Kaitlyn Boland, Columbia; 12. 4C-Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack; 13. 7JRK-Kameron Key, Warrensburg

Heat 1- 1, J. Wagner; 2. Paulus; 3. Rasa; 4. S. Wagner; 5. Cromwell' 6. Williamson; 7. Arnold Heat 2- 1, Reyes; 2. Goodno' 3. Crane; 4. Wood; 5. Boland 6. Key

 

 

Darren Miller picks up Port win Holds off Jeff Miller Jr. for win

Date 6/24/2017 Port Royal

Darren Miller wired the field in the 18-lap 305 sprint main for the first win of his career at Port Royal Speedway.

Jeff Miller raced into second early from the sixth starting spot and kept leader Darren Miller honest for the entire distance.

Only on the final lap however as the pair headed to the checkered flag and Darren Miller got bottled up by traffic was Jeff Miller able to challenge for the victory.

Tyler Reeser rode home third followed by Cale Reigle and Ken Duke Jr. 305 sprints, 18 laps: 1. Darren Miller, 2. Jeff Miller, 3. Tyler Reeser, 4. Cale Reigle, 5. Ken Duke Jr., 6. Drew Ritchey, 7. Dave Guss Jr., 8. John Walp, 9. Kassidy Kreitz, 10. Kyle Ganoe, 11. Erin Statler, 12. Tom Worrick, 13. Scott Ellerman, 14. Zach Newlin, 15. Ron Aurand, 16. Reed Thompson, 17. Tyler Denochik, 18. Mike Alleman, 19. Stephanie Dodson, 20. Jay Krout, 21. Coltt Lepley, 22. Nathan Gramley, 23. Dave Grube, 24. Brian Sweitzer

DNQ: Josh Dressler, Billy Burkholder, Jim Wagner

Heats went to Kyle Ganoe, Duke Jr. and Drew Ritchey with the consolation race going to Tyler Denochik.

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McMullen, Carlson, Cesar, Warner, Vanderboom score PDTR triumphs

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 24, 2017 – The sixth Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program of 2017 packed a plentiful dose of action as four drivers visited victory lane for the first time this season in A-main competition, while two winners did so via impressive last-lap passes Saturday, June 24, at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth.

In the 25-lap Sprint Car A-main, point leader Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh pulled off a final lap pass to become the first PDTR Sprint Car driver to claim a repeat victory in 2017.

The contingent of first-time A-main winners this season included Chris Carlson of Union Grove (Late Model), Brian Cesar of Sheboygan (Grand National), Tim Warner of Fond du Lac (B Mod) and Jack Vanderboom of Dousman (Micro Sprint).

Outside front row starter Jim Melis of Glenbeulah led from the drop of the green flag in the Sprint Car A-main event with polesitter Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum trailing in second and Brandon McMullen, who started fourth, in third.

The top three remained locked in position until lap 21, when McMullen snuck past Wenninger to assume the runner-up spot and quickly set his sights on Melis.

The two-time defending Midwest Sprint Car Association champion then charged in to pull off the winning move on the final lap to secure his 10th career PDTR Sprint Car A-main victory and the 14th overall A-main triumph of his 360 Sprint Car career.

Melis had to settle for second, Wenninger was third, third starter Anthony Knierum of Franksville was fourth and Tim Haddy of Waupun started and finished fifth.

The 25-lap Late Model A main saw three different drivers lead a lap during the first five circuits, including polesitter Chris Carlson, three-time PDTR Late Model champion Brad Mueller of Random Lake, who started second, and defending PDTR Late Model champion Tim Buhler of Glenbeulah, who started third.

On lap 9, Mueller wrestled the lead away from Buhler before Carlson passed both Buhler and Mueller to gain the top spot on lap 15. Carlson then held off Mueller and Buhler over the final 10 laps to notch his third career PDTR Late Model A-main victory.

Mueller finished second, Buhler came home third, seventh starter Jim Schmidt of Cleveland came from the seventh starting spot to finish fourth and 10th starter Jared Siefert of Luxemburg came up from his 10th starting position to place fifth in his first appearance at Plymouth this season.

The 25-lap Grand National A main belonged to Brian Cesar from start to finish. The defending PDTR Grand National champion grabbed the lead from the pole and never looked back.

Current PDTR Grand National point leader Mark Fieber of Cascade used a strong start to grab second place on the opening lap. Roger Lee of Wind Lake, who was making his initial appearance at Plymouth of the 2017 season, bolted up from his seventh starting spot to take second on lap six.

On lap 7, fourth starter Matt Loehr of Dotyville assumed second place. Current PDTR Grand National point leader and 2011 track champion Mark Fieber of Cascade came up from the ninth starting spot to move past Loehr to gain second on lap 13.

Cesar cruised over the final 12 laps to claim his fourth career PDTR Grand National A-main victory. Loehr nipped Fieber on the final lap to take second, Fieber was third, Dan Sorce of West Allis charged from his 11th starting spot to place fourth and eighth starter Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee placed fifth.

Current PDTR B Mod point leader Justin Green of Sheboygan Falls, who started in the pole, worked past second starter Chad Vetting of Valders to gain the lead on lap 7.

Green held the top spot until the final lap when seventh starter Tim Warner of Fond du Lac, who was making his first Plymouth start of 2017, darted past Green to notch his first career PDTR B Mod main event triumph.

Green was second, Beaver Dam’s Nick Schultz came up from the sixth starting spot to place third in his first start of the year at Plymouth, Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls moved up from the 10th starting spot to finish fourth and 11th starter Brandon Berth of Plymouth claimed fifth.

Antigo’s Jerry Reif bolted into the lead from his third starting spot on the drop of the green flag of the 15-lap Micro Sprint A main.

Reif led the first four laps before Jack Vanderboom moved up from the eighth starting spot to assume the lead on lap 5. Vanderboom fended off Reif over the final 10 circuits to notch his first career PDTR Micro Sprint A main victory.

Reif wound up second, Chad Bogar of Sun Prairie finished third after starting 10th, Jake Reif of Antigo placed fourth and PDTR Micro Sprint point leader Tory Strauss of Waterloo rounded out the top five.

B-main victories went to Kenjay Fiedler of Sheboygan Falls (Sprint Car), Josh Pierce of Random Lake (Grand National) and Spencer Long of Oshkosh (B Mod). The evening was sponsored by Collins State Bank and featured drink specials courtesy of Miller Pepsi.

Next week’s PDTR program will Late Model driver introductions. Racing will begin at 6 p.m.

The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth is located at 229 Fairview Drive in Plymouth. For more information, visit www.plymouthdtr.com or check out Plymouth Dirt Track Racing on Facebook.

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JOHNSONVILLE SAUSAGE SPRINT CAR HEAT 1 1, JIM MELIS. 2, DANNY SCHLAFER. 3, BILL TAYLOR. 4, JUSTIN MILLER. 5, LANCE FASSBENDER. 6, KEVIN KARNTZ. 7, PAUL POKORSKI. 8, THOMAS KREUTZ. HEAT 2 1, TIM HADDY. 2, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 3, KURT DAVIS. 4, WILL GERRITS. 5, DOUG WONDRA. 6, CHRIS CLAYTON. HEAT 3 1, SHANE WENNINGER. 2, ROBBIE PRIBNOW. 3, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 4, TYLER BRABANT. 5, SCOTT CONGER. 6, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 7, KEVIN SEIDLER. HEAT 4 1, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 2, NICH MELIS. 3, ANDREW WESTPHAL. 4, EMILY PORTSCHY. 5, TONY WONDRA. 6, JEFF LUDWIG. 7, DICK KAISER. B FEATURE 1, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 2, DOUG WONDRA. 3, TYLER BRABANT. 4, PAUL POKORSKI. 5, KEVIN KARNTZ. 6, KEVIN SEIDLER. 7, EMILY PORTSCHY. 8, THOMAS KREUTZ. 9, CHRIS CLAYTON. 10, WILL GERRITS. 11, JEFF LUDWIG. 12, DANNON TESSMER. 13, DICK KAISER. (DNS). A FEATURE 1, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 2, JIM MELIS. 3, SHANE WENNINGER. 4, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 5, TIM HADDY. 6, ANDREW WESTPHAL. 7, JUSTIN MILLER. 8, DANNY SCHLAFER. 9, LANCE FASSBENDER. 10, ROBBIE PRIBNOW. 11, SCOTT CONGER. 12, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 13, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 14, DOUG WONDRA. 15, TONY WONDRA. 16, TYLER BRABANT. 17, KEVIN KARNTZ. 18, BILL TAYLOR. 19, KEVIN SEIDLER. 20, PAUL POKORSKI. 21, NICH MELIS. 22, KURT DAVIS.

 

Day Clear Sailing in Sprint Series of Oklahoma Ardmore Victory!

Ardmore, Oklahoma – June 23, 2017 - Michael Day took the lead at the start and never looked back in claiming the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products sprint car feature Friday night at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Day, aboard his Allard powered ART racing chassis, Rafter P Construction/DGS Motorsports sponsored sprinter started on the pole for the twenty-lap feature and led wire-to-wire to claim his first career SSO victory. “I want to thank my crew as they had the car working perfectly,” according to Day.

Third starting Michelle Melton, who picked up her one and only series victory here in Ardmore last year, held off repeated challenges from defending tour champion Andy Shouse to finish second. Current series point leader Jake Martens and Tristian Oakes rounded out the top five.

The four heat races for the twenty-seven car field were won by Joe Wood, Jr., Cody Whitworth, Melton and Steven Shebester while Sterling Hoff won the “B” feature.

This event was the first of a double-header weekend for the SSO as the tour will now load up and head to Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada for their first appearance of the season on Saturday night.

Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Southern Oklahoma Speedway/Ardmore, Oklahoma

June 23, 2017

27 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Joe Wood, Jr., 2) Tristian Oakes, 3) Jake Martens, 4) Warren Fields, 5) Tanner Conn, 6) Chase Smith, 7) Chris Kelly

2nd Heat: 1) Cody Whitworth, 2) Gary Owens, 3) Michael Scott, 4) Jos