Race Results From Coast to Coast

New Era for Texas Sprint Series Blasts Off with Record Car Count and Nail-Biting Feature Event

Kennedale, TX (3/8/20) by DarinShort.com. The Texas Sprint Series (TSS) Tony Hernandez Memorial event held at Kennedale Speedway Park on Saturday night brought together a series record field of 40 RaceSaver IMCA race teams.

It was an evening full of remembrance of TSS founder Tony Hernandez, who recently passed away, hotly contested racing action and a wild and completely unpredictable feature event – that at one point hushed the large crowd due to an extremely scary and serious incident.

KSP track prep guru Bo Rawdon somehow had the track set on full-tilt and smooth (after working the track incessantly for days as a result of torrid rains mid-week), and the cars set a blistering pace in the mid-13’s throughout the racing program.

After five qualifying heats and two B-features the field would be whittled down to 20 cars that were set to battle it out. The track became more technical in nature as the 20-lapper would get underway with patches of slick mid-way up the track that caused some minor snafus along the way.

However, it was mid-race when things really got hairy.

Marcus Thomas had advanced several positions and held the lead whilst encountering very heavy lap traffic – with the equally quick Jeff Emerson in tow. As the lead pair caught another pair of lapped cars racing for position, Thomas chose the bottom in corner entry, and instantly that space evaporated forcing him to get on the binders extra hard. With the potent 15T of Thomas wrestling to keep the engine fired as he backed it into corner one it left Emerson with about ¼ car width between him, the wall and Thomas, resulting in contact between the two. Thomas would eventually come to a stop and be relegated to the tail on the ensuing restart, while Emerson would be forced to the infield from damage resulting from the incident.

This allowed 18-year-old Casey Burkham to emerge as the new leader with a pack of strong runners on his tail as the race resumed.

Once again mired by lapped traffic, the breakaway pair of Burkham and Colby Estes (who’s Skyview Inc. sprinter was glued to the track in a perfect combination of horsepower, driver and expert set-up condition) would race nose-to-tail and at times even closer with Estes poised to pounce at any opportunity to do so.

Then, a very scary and crowd-hushing incident would occur.

On lap 18, Estes would make a power move on Burkham coming off corner two and the pair would make contact about a quarter the way down the backstretch, sending Estes flipping wildly into the backstretch wall – yet landing on all-fours, sending the uncontrollable car into the infield where tech was taking place for the previous IMCA Modified feature.

Colby’s car would make contact with a modified sending it into an unsuspecting James Lopez, KSP tech director, as he was working on a car.

Lopez would be transferred to a local hospital, and with a huge sigh, he reported on his own Facebook page this morning that he expects to make a recovery from the highly unusual incident.

Post-event, Colby Estes would comment to this writer that he was okay, but his heart and feelings were solely focused on the status of James Lopez; which was a very honorable statement from the young 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series champion.

Back to restart to contest the final two laps, Casey Burkham, sans an effective right-side top wing panel, would somehow keep control of his car and take the Tony Hernandez Memorial win. Logan Scherb, John Ricketts, Michelle Parson (reminder to all, Michelle Melton got married over the off-season to Chase Parson…congratulations!), Chase Brewer, Marcus Thomas (recovering from his mid-race incident relegating him to the tail of the field) and Jeb Sessums would round out the top seven finishers. Complete official results will be posted at the series website, www.raceTSS.com when available.

Thank you to the staff and crew of Kennedale Speedway Park for manhandling the muddy mess left over from the nearly 3” of rain on Wednesday – you would never know that it even happened – which is a true testament of will and decades of experience on the behalf of KSP.

A jumbo-sized crowd was on hand to witness the event, even though cooler-than-forecast temps and a pesky breeze would attempt to thwart the crowd enthusiasm…but it did not deter the hearty KSP fans at all.

Here’s a video summary of the feature event by Don Cook, that will give you a good taste of last night’s action: https://youtu.be/x76wPi-eb9s

Thank you to the fantastic marketing partners of the TSS, which allows the series to operate: Smiley’s Racing Products, Woods Transmission & General Repair, ABC Pick & Pull, Allard Racing Engines, SCB Polymers, All Import Auto Parts, Precision Reprographics, Henderson Properties, Superior Steering Wheels, Velocita and IM Racing Fuels/Sunoco Race Fuels.

NEXT UP for the Texas Sprint Series will be the Spring Sprint Shakedown at Boyd Raceway on Friday March 27th. Click www.raceTSS.com to view the new event flyer, which is now posted.

Until then, thank you to the family of Tony Hernandez for being on hand last night as we all paid our respects to Tony and we hope that it provided some solace to them all in their time of loss and reflection of his life.

 

 

Cling Collects Cotton Classic Triumph at Central Arizona Speedway

Lonnie Wheatley, CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (March 7, 2020) – Sterling Cling raced to “Cotton Classic” victory lane on Saturday night as the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Non-Wing Sprint Car series made its second stop of the season atop the 3/8-mile Central Arizona Speedway clay oval.

While Cling topped the Sprint Car portion, other Saturday night “Cotton Classic” winners included Kelsie Foley in IMCA Modifieds, Donald Comstock in Pure Stocks, Nick Posey in Bombers, Caleb Stelzig in Power 600 Micro Sprints and J.W. Henderson in Power 600 Restricted “A” Class Micros

After starting third, Tempe’s Cling took command of the ASCS Desert Non-Wing Sprint Car feature on the second round and raced on to a convincing victory in the 25-lapper ahead of Rick Shuman with Joe Schoepner, Ryan Murphy and 13th-starer Joshua Shipley rounding out the top five.

The reigning track champion in the IMCA Modified ranks, Tucson’s Foley picked up her first CAS win of the young season ahead of Chaz Baca, Jr., Spencer Wilson, Jacob Pace and Eston Whisler.

Foley wasn’t the only defending track champion to make a trip to victory lane as reigning Pure Stock kingpin Donald Comstock took victory honors ahead of Virgil McArthur, Jack Lacy, Michael Wrightsman and Justin Taylor.

Nick Posey bested Aaron Collier and John Lacy in Bomber action while Caleb Stelzig beat Logan Calderwood and Ronnie Clark to the stripe in Power 600 Micro Sprint action J.W. Henderson leading the way in the Restricted ranks ahead of Jesse Johnson and Justin Spear.

Central Arizona Speedway resumes action during the Pinal County Fair on Saturday, Mach 21, with a full card of IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, Pure Stocks, Bombers and Power 600 Micro Sprints.

Central Arizona Speedway – March 7, 2020 Cotton Classic Results:

ASCS Desert Non-Wing Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 51x-Ronald Webster, 2. 22g-Aaron Jones, 3. 17-Joe Scheopner, 4. 9-Randy Nelson, 5. 7x-Ryan Murphy, 6. 55-Bryan Tolbert, 7. 2-Joshua Shipley, 8. 45-Lonnie Cox (DNS).

Heat Two: 1. 34-Sterling Cling, 2. 3-Pete Yerkovich, 3. 0-Jonas Reynolds, 4. 25az-Rick Shuman, 5. 29-Dustin Cormany, 6. 19-Hayden Reinbold, 7. 43-Ryan Oerter.

“A” Main: 1. 34-Sterling Cling, 2. 25az-Rick Shuman, 3. 17-Joe Schoepner, 4. 7x-Ryan Murphy, 5. 2-Joshua Shipley, 6. 29-Dustin Cormany, 7. 0-Jonas Reynolds, 8. 22g-Aaron Jones, 9. 51x-Ronald Webster, 10. 9-Randy Nelson, 11. 19-Hayden Reinbold, 12. 3-Pete Yerkovich, 13. 55-Bryan Tolbert, 14. 43-Ryan Oerter, 15. 45-Lonnie Cox.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 5-Wes Meeks, 2. 292-Shane Hinsley, 3. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 4. 36-Bill Miller, 5. 24-Craig Zinke, 6. 72-Craig Zinke, Jr., 7. 93ar-Anthony Smith, 8. 72vh-Preston Vonhofwegen.

Heat Two: 1. 75-Spencer Wilson, 2. 44k-Kelsie Foley, 3. 82-Eston Whisler, 4. 2-Nolan Morrow, 5. 56-Norman Uptain, 6. 8m-Doug Meeks, 7. 39-Tom Lucas, 8. 35-Wes Hall.

Heat Three: 1. 51-Dallas Caldwell, 2. 28k-Dan Radcliffe, 3. 23-Terry Haven, 4. 23c-Chuck Grohnke, 5. 28-Tyler Thompson, 6. 2x-Roy Poeling, 7. 18k-Jacob Pace.

“A” Main: 1. 44k-Kelsie Foley, 2. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 3. 75-Spencer Wilson, 4. 18k-Jacob Pace, 5. 82-Eston Whisler, 6. 23c-Chuck Grohnke, 7. 51-Dallas Caldwell, 8. 5-Wes Meeks, 9. 2x-Roy Poeling, 10. 56-Norman Uptain, 11. 93ar-Anthony Smith, 12. 292-Shane Hinsley, 13. 39-Tom Lucas, 14. 2-Nolan Morrow, 15. 28-Tyler Thompson, 16. 72-Craig Zinke, Jr., 17. 8m-Doug Meeks, 18. 24-Craig Zinke, 19. 36-Bill Miller, 20. 23-Terry Haven, 21. 72vh-Preston Vonhofwegen, 22. 28k-Dan Radcliffe.

Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. 47-Virgil McArthur, 2. 57T-Justin Taylor, 3. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 4. 7x-Casey Murdoch, 5. 20-Brandon Schilling, 6. 505-Brittany Mancen, 7. 124-Bud Marshall.

Heat Two: 1. 28-Donald Comstock, 2. 2-Jack Lacy, 3. 13a-Clay Arseneau, 4. 3ss-Mike Vaughn, 5. 73-Harland Morehardt, 6. 26-Dana Alves, 7. 3-Justin Thornton.

“A” Main: 1. 28-Donald Comstock, 2. 47-Virgil McArthur, 3. 2-Jack Lacy, 4. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 5. 57T-Justin Taylor, 6. 124-Bud Marshall, 7. 20-Brandon Schilling, 8. 3ss-Mike Vaughn, 9. 73-Harland Morehardt, 10. 13a-Clay Arseneau, 11. 505-Brittany Mancen, 12. 26-Dana Alves, 13. 3-Justin Thornton, 14. 7x-Casey Murdoch.

Bombers:

Heat One: 1. 24w-Justin Wyckoff, 2. 27c-Nick Posey, 3. 420m-Chris Mortensen, 4. 7c-Jon D’Ambrosio, 5. 2w-Justin Ward, 6. 7m-Martii Sullivan, 7. 28-Jacob Mabbit.

Heat Two: 1. 2-John Lacy, 2. 68-Kevin Souligne, 3. C4-Pete Clubb, 4. 13x-Aaron Collier, 5. 15d-Heath McEuen, Sr., 6. 6c-Glenn Duvall, 7. 03c-Steven Manzanedo.

“A” Main: 1. 27c-Nick Posey, 2. 13x-Aaron Collier, 3. 2-John Lacy, 4. 68-Kevin Souligne, 5. 15d-Heath McEuen, Sr., 6. 28-Jacob Mabbit, 7. 44-Sierra Webber, 8. 9-Paul O’Connor, 9. C4-Pete Clubb, 10. 43-David Williams, 11. 7m-Martii Sullivan, 12. 24w-Justy Wyckoff, 13. 7c-Jon D’Ambrosio, 14. 17-Rusty Smith, 15. 2w-Justi Ward, 16. 31-Guy Spellbring, 17. 62-Megan Wray, 18. 420m-Chris Mortensen, 19. 6c-Glenn Duvall, 20. 57-Austin Wiseman, 21. 03c-Steven Manzanedo.

Power 600 Micro Sprints:

“A” Main: 1. 21-Caleb Stelzig, 2. 35-Logan Calderwood, 3. 6-Ronnie Clark, 4. 43e-Eddie Hamblen, 5. 8-Jake Branum, 6. 05-Josh Spatola, 7. 21x-George Zills, 8. 2a-Aden Morris.

Power 600 Restricted “A” Class Micro Sprints:

“A” Main: 1. 7J-J.W. Henderson, 2. 7-Jesse Johnson, 3. 99-Justin Spear, 4. 45-Bradley Cox, 5. 186-Diesel Miller, 6. 48-Ava Ogle, 7. 75T-Tyler Johnson, 8. 36-Tuesday Calderwood.

 

 

Caruso’s streaks away in the Sunraysia.

SA33 Mark Caruso finished on a high last night wining the final round of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series, but in whilst doing so handed over his Series Championship Title to Michael Tancredi. Caruso almost clean sweeped the night winning the Oval Express Magazine Quick Tie Award, winning a heat, Pole Shoot Out and the 30 laps final by half a straight. Standing on the podium beside him again was brother Steven in 2nd and Mr Consistency Jarman Dalitz 3rd, SA96
Brendan Guerin 4th and V7 Paul Solomon rounded out the Top 5.

Mark Caruso and Dan Evans lined up on the front row for the A after fighting it out in the Pole Shoot Out. Having his first night back with the 360 SA37 Terry Kelly started in 3 and SA10 Steve Caruso 4th. Caruso got the start but Evans quickly hunted him down and started threatening for the lead.

The only red of the night was bought on shortly after with Evans and V49 Ricky Clarke both rolling in Turn 1. Unfortunately both were unable to restart, the dejection obvious on Evans face as this also ended his Championship battle. After looking quick, Kelly had to join them infield a few laps later with a mechanical issue. V16 James Wren bought on the yellows on lap 14 after a bolt from the steering arm broke and put him into the wall.

The race then ran non-stop with Mark Caruso never threatened, however Steve Caruso, Jarman Dalitz and Brenden Guerin kept the large crowd entertained fighting for the remaining podium positions. SA3 young Ben Morris had a strong night up into 3rd at one stage but had to pull in in the dying stages of the race with flat left rear.

Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award (for the fifth time this season) SA33 Mark Caruso – 13.649

Heat races wins went to – Dan Evans, Paul Solomon, Mark Caruso & Terry Kelly

A Main results: - 1st SA33 Mark Caruso, 2nd SA10 Steven Caruso, 3rd SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 4th SA96
Brendan Guerin, 5th VA91 Dan Scott, 6th V7 Paul Solomon, 7th V29 Michael Tancredi, 8th SA51 Jay
Brown, 9th NT4 Jamie McInnes, 10th SA3 Ben Morris-DNF, 11th V16 James Wren-DNF, 12th SA37 Terry
Kelly, 13th SA36 Clint Warner-DNF, 14th VA8 Dan Evans-DNF, 15th V49 Ricky Clarke-DNF, 16th VA99
Corey Sandow-DNF.


Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Clint Warner - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Jay Brown – Vortex front wing
Hoosier Hero – Mark Caruso– Hoosier WAV tyre
Flocon Lucky 7 – Michael Tancredi - $100 cash
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – Ben Morris - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –Paul Solomon- Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Mark Caruso – a year’s subscription to Oval Express
Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Jamie McInnes
BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Brendan Guerin

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2020 MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

James McFadden continued his dominant run in the Monte Motorsports W17 when he claimed the Krikke Boys Shootout at Bunbury Speedway on Saturday night that was also the Grand Final of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.

McFadden won the drama-filled 35-lap feature race from American Cory Eliason, Brooke Tatnell, David Murcott and Brad Maiolo.

JMac started from P3 in the final, with Tatnell occupying the front row alongside sentimental favourite Kerry Madsen in the Krikke Motorsport W2.

The feature race, in front of a huge Bunbury crowd, was only a few laps old when Jason Kendrick, who started P20, got crossed up coming out of pits bend and Todd Davis spun out when trying to avoid him.

By lap seven Madsen was into traffic and had increased his lead over Tatnell, McFadden and Eliason.

On unlucky lap 13 Ben Butcher and Kris Coyle were spinning around in pits bend as Madsen approached and he tagged Butcher’s car, cutting down his right rear tyre and ran over one of the tyres to mark the track’s infield, ending his campaign and the bid for Krikke Motorsport to win another Krikke Boys race.

This gave the lead to former race winner Tatnell who led from McFadden, Eliason, Murcott and Callum Williamson.

With just over 10 laps to go McFadden went around the outside of Tatnell for the lead and a couple of laps later Eliason also went around Tatnell, to settle into second.

McFadden held onto the lead and crossed the line 0.814 of a second in front of Eliason, with Tatnell 4.2 seconds off the leader as the race concluded.

Murcott, who was running the W95, a number that carries deep meaning for the Krikke Boys race, finished fourth after starting fifth.

Brad Maiolo, who started from P8, held a solid line for most of the event, taking fifth.

Jason Kendrick crossed the line in sixth place after starting from P20 and only just making the cut.

In doing so he wrapped up the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points for a third successive season.

Callum Williamson came out of P6 for the final and finished seventh and as a result he finished the series on equal third points.

Lynton Jeffery started the main event from P7 and finished eighth, while Andrew Priolo put in a huge effort also to finish ninth after he started from P17.

Mitchell Wormall started P11 and finished 10th and banked enough points to be second overall in the Maddington Toyota-backed series

Daniel Hartigan started P13 and finished 11th, ahead of Jason Pryde who started P16 and finished 12th, Todd Davis who started P14 and finished 13th and Cameron McKenzie who started P19 and finished 14.

Daniel Harding, who was the last non-finisher to drop out of the feature race, still claimed enough points to finish equal third on points with Williamson in the series.

Madsen started off the show in the best possible fashion with a 13.206 second lap topping qualifying over Murcott 13.456, McFadden (also 13.456), Tatnell 13.517 and Eliason 13.526.

Kendrick was a non-qualifier after he broke a cam drive in hot laps and was forced to start his heats from the rear of the pack.

Madsen won the first heat that was marred by Jamie Oldfield going on a wild ride coming out of turn two and belting the back straight fence.

The Oldfield Racing crew thrashed to get the W51 repaired in time for the feature where he was first reserve, but he didn’t get a start in the main event.

Murcott won the second heat, surviving a lunge on the line from Eliason who spun around and crossed the line third, with Williamson splitting the result.

Priolo dropped valuable points after he was a non-starter when the W8 dropped a plug lead.

Tatnell took the third in heat three, while Hartigan won the fourth heat by just 0.141 of a second over McFadden.

Priolo bounced back for a win in heat five, taking a big win over Butcher.

The final heat went to Harding and this race was marred by DNFs by Pryde and Coyle (who crashed hard and was in a race against time to rebuild the W79 for the feature).

Tasmanian Jock Goodyer was a casualty in the dashes, with the T22 slamming into the turn one fence hard, damaging the car’s front end and putting him out for the rest of the show.

Qualifying: Kerry Madsen 13.206, David Murcott 13.456, James McFadden 13.456, Brooke Tatnell 13.517, Cory Eliason 13.526, Jock Goodyer 13.571, Lynton Jeffrey 13.583, Andrew Priolo 13.625, Brad Maiolo 13.695, Brock Hallett 13.734, Kris Coyle 13.776, Mitchell Wormall 13.828, Todd Davis 13.831, Callum Williamson 13.857, Ben Butcher 13.863, Jason Pryde 13.870, Daniel Harding 13.933, Daniel Hartigan 13.954, Jamie Oldfield 14.002, Tom Callaghan 14.109, Cameron McKenzie 14.511. Jason Kendrick NTT.

Heat 1: 1st Kerry Madsen, 2nd Jock Goodyer, 3rd Lynton Jeffrey, 4th Mitchell Wormall, 5th Daniel Hartigan, 6th Todd Davis. DNF: Jamie Oldfield.

Heat 2: 1st David Murcott, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Cory Eliason, 4th Kris Coyle, 5th Daniel Harding, 6th Tom Callaghan. DNS: Andrew Priolo.

Heat 3: 1st Brooke Tatnell, 2nd James McFadden, 3rd Brock Hallett, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Brad Maiolo, 6th Ben Butcher, 7th Jason Pryde, 8th Cameron McKenzie.

Heat 4: 1st Daniel Hartigan, 2nd James McFadden, 3rd Kerry Madsen, 4th Brad Maiolo, 5th Lynton Jeffrey, 6th Cameron McKenzie, 7th Todd Davis. DNS: Jamie Oldfield.

Heat 5: 1st Andrew Priolo, 2nd Tom Callaghan, 3rd Ben Butcher, 4th Mitchell Wormall, 5th Brock Hallett, 6th Cory Eliason, 7th David Murcott.

Heat 6: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Brooke Tatnell, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Jock Goodyer. DNF: Jason Pryde and Kris Coyle.

Feature: 1st James McFadden, 2nd Cory Eliason, 3rd Brooke Tatnell, 4th David Murcott, 5th Brad Maiolo, 6th Jason Kendrick, 7th Callum Williamson, 8th Lynton Jeffrey, 9th Andrew Priolo, 10th Mitchell Wormall, 11th Daniel Hartigan, 12th Jason Pryde, 13th Todd Davis, 14th Cameron McKenzie. DNF: Daniel Harding, Kerry Madsen, Kris Coyle, Ben Butcher, Brock Hallett, Tom Callaghan. DNS: Jamie Oldfield and Jock Goodyer.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series top 25 points (after worst round dropped): Jason Kendrick 2398, Mitchell Wormall 2324, Daniel Harding, Callum Williamson 2296 each, Andrew Priolo 2288, Kris Coyle 2160, Jason Pryde 1632, Tom Callaghan 1586, Jamie Oldfield 1584, Ben Ellement 1540, Matthew Cross 1500, AJ Nash 1394, Ben Van Ryt 1300, Trevor Jolly 1280, Todd Davis 1178, Shaun Bradford 1094, Ben Butcher 1072, Taylor Milling 1024, Daniel Hartigan 1020, Kerry Madsen 966, Adrian Haywood 902, James Inglis 788, Ryan Lancaster 758, Aldo De Paoli 754,

 

 

Carson Macedo Claims the 2020 Dutton Garage Australian Speedcar Championship

Night 2 of the Dutton Garage Australian Speedcar Championship as presented by Dream Multi-Media certainly didn’t disappoint, as right from the opening lap of the opening heat of the night, the racing intensity lifted to an amazing level.

American Carson Macedo added his name to the long and illustrious list of Australian Speedcar Champions as he wheeled the Sean and Felicity Dyson backed N99 to Victory Lane.

The 40-lap feature was punctuated by stoppages after it looked like Macedo would have to earn his keep as he came under early attack from Michael Pickens and Kaidon Brown before Brown retired to the infield and Pickens tagged the turn two concrete, inverting the once pristine NZ1 entry.

From there on Macedo had his hands full with the likes of Alex Bright and Nathan Smee continually peppering away at the Californian’s lead.

A lengthy Red Light situation for South Australia’s Troy Ware and then another soon after for Michael Stewart delayed proceedings, however once Macedo nailed the final re-start it was his Australian Championship as he led home countryman Alex Bright, New Zealand’s Caleb Currie and in what was a barnstorming run form the B-Main, Tom Payet who produced a drive for the ages to run fourth.

Earlier, the final four heats for the weekend kicked off night two and saw the cars running high on the race-track with some sublime Slide Jobs being matched by some intense wheel to wheel racing.

Carson Macedo set the scene in the opening heat making short work of the invert to make his way forward in impressive style to win from Tom Payet and Kaidon Brown who earlier experienced mechanical issues during his hot lap session.

Returning serve in the second heat was nine-time New Zealand Speedcar Champion Michael Pickens who made short work of his ten-lap heat race to win from Nick Parker
and fellow New Zealander Kaleb Currie.

The third heat of the night was marred by a nasty crash that saw Victorian Young Gun Caleb Mills involved in a nasty turn four scrimmage with the N57 of Harley Smee.
Michael Stewart added to his points haul after a lengthy delay by winning the heat from Amercian Alex Bright and Nathan Smee who charged from the rear.

The final heat race of the weekend went the way of Adam Wallis, with the impressive Brock Webster locking in a pole shuffle start with a second placed run ahead of Joe Lostitch.

The Pole Shuffle’s were exciting as anticipated.

Carson Macedo would eventually top Michael Pickens with a clean sweep in their best of three battle for the pole position.

The second row of the feature would be filled by Kaidon Brown and Alex Bright, while positions five and six would be filled by Rusty Whittaker and Brock Webster.

The fourth row of the A-Main was decided by the opening two pole shuffles with Kaleb Currie and Brett Ireland filling positions seven and eight.

In the 2020 Super Rod Cup it was to be Jamie May who take the spoiuls in yet another exciting night of Super Rod action at Sungold Stadium.

Having recorded a win and two seconds from his three heat races May was the dominant figure on track, leading home the always hard charging Shaun Walsh with Troy Gleeson rounding out the podium.

The quick results for the night were:

Speedcars:
Heat 1: 1st: N99 Carson Macedo; 2nd: W7 Tom Payet; 4rd V97 Kaidon Brown.

Heat 2: 1st: NZ1 Michael Pickens; 2nd: V39 Nick Parker; 3rd S6 Kaleb Currie.

Heat 3: 1st: N51 Michael Stewart; 2nd W4 Alex Bright; 3rd N14 Nathan Smee.

Heat 4: 1st V21 Adam Wallis; 2nd T91 Brock Webster; 3rd: V22 Joe Lostitch.

Pole Shoot-Out:

7 v 8: T91 Brock Webster defeated S83 Brett Ireland.
7 v 6: T91 Brock Webster defeated S6 Kaleb Currie.
6 v 5: V97 Kaidon Bown defeated T91 Brock Webster.
5 v 4: V97 Kaidon Brown defeated Q89 Rusty Whittaker.
4 v 3: V97 Kaidon Brown defeated W4 Alex Bright.
3 v 2: NZ1 Michael Pickens defeated V97 Kaidon Brown.
2 v 1: N99 Carson Macedo defeated NZ1 Michael Pickens (N99 won first two of best of three match races).

B-Main 1: 15 laps Four to Transfer: 1st N11 Jay Waugh; 2nd N51 Michael Stewart; 3rd V27 Dillon Ghent; 4th V23 Matt Jackson; 5th W26 Keenan Fleming; 6th W23 Glen Mears; 7th N34 Jeffrey Burns; 8th T12 Mitchell Freeman; 9th V8 Jack Day; 10th N40 Dave Lambert.

B-Main 2: 15 laps Four to Transfer: 1st W7 Tom Payet; 2nd S71 Troy Ware; 3rd S57 Robert Heard; 4th N24 Clint Leibhardt; 5th V26 Taylor Gore; 6th N42 Warren Fergusson; 7th V9 Matthew Balcombe; 8th S88 Todd Wigzell; 9th V75c Shannon McQueen.

A-Main 40 Laps:1st N99 Carson Macedo; 2nd W4j Alex Bright; 3rd S6 Caleb Currie; 4th W7 Tom Payet; 5th V21 Adam Wallis; 6th Q89 Rusty Whittaker; 7th V12 Justin McMinn; 8th N78 Troy Jenkins; 9th N11 Jay Waugh; 10th S57 Robert Heard; 11th V39 Nick Parker; 12th S83 Brett Ireland; 13th V27 Dillon Ghent; 14th V26 Taylor Gore; 15th N14 Nathan Smee (DNF); 16th N51 Michael Stewart (DNF); 17th V22 Joe Lostitch (DNF); 18th N24 Clint Leibhardt (DNF); 19th S71 Troy Ware (DNF); 20th V23 Matt Jackson (DNF); 21st NZ1 Michael Pickens (DNF); 22nd T91 Brock Webster (DNF); 23rd V97 Kaidon Brown (DNF); 24th V71r Domain Ramsay (DNF).

Super Rods:

Heat One: 1st W55 Jason Kavenagh; 2nd W21 Troy Gleeson; 3rd M22 Corey Deglaitis.

Heat Two: 1st AV10 Allan Pitcher; 2nd W8 Jamie May; 3rd W88 Howard Stansfield.

Heat Three: 1st W21 Troy Gleeson; 2nd S13 Shaun Walsh; 3rd M22 Corey Deglaitis.

Heat Four: 1st W8 Jamie May; 2nd W5 Paul Verhoeven; 3rd W88 Howard Stansfield.

Heat Five: 1st S13 Shaun Walsh; 2nd W55 Jason Kavenagh; 3rd H96 Dane Court.

Heat Six: 1st S59 Michael Coad; 2nd W8 Jamie May; 3rd W88 Howard Stansfield.

A-Main (25 laps): 1st W8 Jamie May; 2nd S13 Shaun Walsh; 3rd W21 Troy Gleeson; 4th L56 Neville Gange; 5th W88 Howard Stansfield; 6th S59 Michael Coad; 7th W55 Jason Kavenagh; 8th M22 Corey Deglaitis; 9th H96 Dane Court; 10th W5 Paul Verhoeven; 11th S66 Sally Wollstencroft; 12th W84 Adam Verhoeven; 13th AV10 Allan Pitcher.

The next meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Saturday March 14 and will feature the Eureka Sprintcar Series as a part of the Parr Motorsports Sprintcar Track Premiership along with Street Stocks as presented by Wheelie Waste.

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

Tickets are available on-line or at the gate from 4pm.

Please see www.premierspeedway.com.au for more information.

 

 

FROM E-MAIN TO VICTORY LANE: JON KELLER SCORES HUGE UPSET VICTORY IN THIRD ANNUAL EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS 600 SPRINT FEATURE SATURDAY NIGHT IN TRENTON’S CURE INSURANCE ARENA;KENNY MILLER III, BILLY PAUCH, JR. SECOND AND THIRD IN WILD COME-FROM-BEHIND FINISH

TRENTON, NJ February 22,2020 . . . Bridgeport Speedway Micro Sprint regular Jon Keller of Salem, NJ raced to a thrilling victory Saturday night in the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals 600 Sprint race held inside Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ. The race was a 50-lap event and paid $5,000 to win.

“I can’t believe I even made it into the A-Main all the way from the E-Main let alone win the race,” Keller, 33, said. “I got run into the wall during the feature and rode along it and flipped in Saturday afternoon practice. On Friday, I got black flagged for spinning out three times in my heat and that put me in the back of the E-Main,” Keller related.

“I was discouraged enough after Friday that I actually went home. But as the crew told me the next morning, we’ve come all this way, now’s not the time to give up. They were right, and here we are.”

Keller started the feature dead last, from the thirteenth row, sidestepped several multi-car crashes, and took the lead with two laps to go, bringing Kenny Miller, III, who had started from the twelfth row, with him.

Billy Pauch, Jr., finished third. He led the first ten laps, then was involved in a six-car crash that affected several other front runners including Eddie Strada and Tim Buckwalter. All restarted, but at the back of the field.

Brenden Bright picked up the lead after the big tangle with the remarkable run of Keller first becoming apparent when he moved into the top three on lap 20.

Erick Rudolph, defending race winner, took the lead with 11 laps left as Bright faded. Keller grabbed second, closed on Rudolph and then, on the final restart of the race, shot by Rudolph on the high side of the multi-groove course to complete his shocking ride.

Miller was second, Pauch third, Rudolph fourth and Strada fifth.

“I don’t believe any of this. Winning this race against these top guys from the back of the field,” Keller said. “I don’t belong here, but here I am.”

Larry Wight, who worked his way through from the D Main into the A was sixth after running as high as third at one point. Kyle Spence, Mike Bednar, Bright and Jesse Maurer completed the top ten.

Two B Mains, from which the top six transferred to the A Main, were won by Joey Amantea and Pat Bealer.

C Main race winners were Brandon Pavel and Kyle Spence. Sammy Martz, Jr. and James Morris captured the pair of D Mains. Mike Mahaney and Matt Warner won the two E Mains.

The Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels concludes its 2020 season with the final ‘Concrete Series’ event at the New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center in Syracuse, NY on March 13-14, 2020 at which time the Series 2020 champion will be crowned.

For more information, visit indoorautoracing.com.

East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Feature Finish (50 Laps): 1. Jon Keller, 2. Kenny Miller III, 3. Billy Pauch Jr., 4. Erick Rudolph, 5. Eddie Strada, 6. Larry Wight, 7. Kyle Spence, 8. Mike Bednar, 9. Brenden Bright, 10. Jesse Maurer, 11. Mike Thompson, 12. Gary Bozowski, 13. Pat Bealer, 14. Christian Bruno, 15. Tyler Lindsay, 16. Doug Snyder, 17. Whitey Kidd, 18. Tim Buckwalter, 19. Brian Carber, 20. Alex Bright, 21. Joey Amantea, 22. Brett Altemose, 23. Jim Radney, 24. Aiden Bordan, 25. Wayne Scott.

 

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

JAMES McFadden won the Grand Final of the World Series Sprintcars Championship in fine style at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night, winning the feature race to wrap up the points chase over title contender Kerry Madsen.

In front of a large crowd, McFadden stole the lead from American Cory Eliason on the last corner, with David Murcott further back in third in what was also the penultimate round of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcars Championship that will conclude at Bunbury Speedway next Saturday night.

Madsen, who was challenging McFadden for the WSS title, was out in the feature race early.

The race was not even into the first corner when Taylor Milling crunched the main straight fence hard, forcing a full restart.

Eliason, who started on pole with local racer Brad Maiolo, was the early leader, with the latter slipping back into third and McFadden, who started P3, up into second.

Madsen was out of the contest on lap five when one of the front spindles let go, seeing the W2 retired to the infield.

On lap seven, Ben Ellement went over in pits bend for another restart and by lap 11 Eliason was into traffic and on lap 17 McFadden was on his tail.

Murcott, who started P8, dropped back to ninth at one stage, had settled into fourth by lap seven, a position he held until there were 23 laps in the book and he raced by Maiolo who had been consistent in that spot, but ultimately had to settle for fourth.

With one lap remaining McFadden opted for the higher line to try and round up Eliason who was running the defensive kerb well but proved no match for JMac who claimed the title in dominant fashion.

McFadden admitted afterwards that there was a bit of pressure removed when he saw Madsen’s car towed to the infield.

Jason Kendrick, who started P14, held down seventh for much of the journey before coming on strong at the end of the show to take fifth.

James Inglis, who started P5 and dropped as low as eighth at one stage, came home in sixth, ahead of Rusty Hickman who started P4 and finished seventh.

Taking eighth was Brock Hallett who was on a mission after charging through the pack after starting from P19.

Brooke Tatnell took ninth after starting from P10, crossing the line ahead of Ben Van Ryt who started ninth, dropped as low as 14 and came home in 10th.

American Lucas Wolfe started 15th, slumped to 18th at one stage and came home strong for 11th, ahead of Jock Goodyer who started 22nd, dropped a couple of spots early and claimed 12th.

Ryan Lancaster, who qualified well and was in the Dashes to start from P6, finished 13th, while Jason Pryde came out P23 to finish 14th.

Tom Callaghan converted a P24 start to a 15th place finish, ahead of Mitchell Wormall who also made the Dashes and started P7 before dropping as low as 21st and finishing 16th.

McFadden started his campaign off in the best possible fashion on the night, setting quick time with a 13.478 second lap, bettering that of Maiolo’s 13.641 and Hickman’s 13.659.

Matthew Cross was forced to change a top wing for qualifying after the inside left panel of his wing peeled off in hot laps.

Daniel Harding was forced to carry out major repairs after he clouted the fence in his qualifying laps.

The first heat went to Inglis while Ben Butcher was out after contact with Murcott and he missed the next round of heats to carry out repairs.

Eliason won the second heat while Kris Coyle was a DNF with motor issues, with the team changing it in time for the B Main.

Madsen was the heat 3 winner while heat four went to Wolfe, Andrew Priolo saluted his big crowd of supporters in the corporate marquee with a win in heat five and Inglis won his second heat, taking out heat six.

Ellement came from P3 to win the B Main from Haywood, Pryde and Callaghan (who came out of P7).

RESULTS

Qualifying: James McFadden 13.478, Brad Maiolo 13.641, Rusty Hickman 13.659, Mitchell Wormall 13.683, Taylor Milling 13.703, David Murcott 13.730, AJ Nash 13.859, Cory Eliason 13.870, Callum Williamson 13.874, Ben Van Ryt 13.884, Brooke Tatnell 13.956, Ben Butcher 13.968, Ryan Lancaster 13.991, Lynton Jeffrey 13.995, Jason Kendrick 14.003, Kerry Madsen 14.027, Andrew Priolo 14.037, Jock Goodyer 14.081, James Inglis 14.094, Adrian Haywood 14.096, Brock Hallett 14.159, Lucas Wolfe 14.174, Jason Pryde 14.195, Todd Davis 14.207, Ben Ellement 14.231, Tom Callaghan 14.255, Daniel Harding 14.273, Glen Sutherland 14.414, Kris Coyle 14.416, Matthew Cross 14.675.

Heat 1: 1st James Inglis, 2nd Jock Goodyer, 3rd James McFadden, 4th Ryan Lancaster, 5th Todd Davis, 6th Ben Ellement, 7th David Murcott, 8th AJ Nash, 9th Troy Lawson, 10th Matthew Cross. DNF: Ben Butcher.

Heat 2: 1st Cory Eliason, 2nd Adrian Haywood, 3rd Lynton Jeffrey, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Brooke Tatnell, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Brad Maiolo, 8th Taylor Milling, 9th Tom Callaghan, DNF Kris Coyle,

Heat 3: 1st Kerry Madsen, 2nd Lucas Wolfe, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Brock Hallett, 5th Ben Van Ryt, 6th Callum Williamson, 7th Rusty Hickman, 8th Mitchell Wormall, 9th Glen Sutherland, 10th Daniel Harding.

Heat 4: 1st Lucas Wolfe, 2nd Ryan Lancaster, 3rd Kerry Madsen, 4th James McFadden, 5th David Murcott, 6th Ben Ellement, 7th Taylor Milling, 8th Todd Davis, 9th Adrian Haywood, 10th Matthew Cross. DNS: Kris Coyle.

Heat 5: 1st Andrew Priolo, 2nd Jason Pryde, 3rd Brooke Tatnell, 4th Cory Eliason, 5th Lynton Jeffrey, 6th Jock Goodyer, 7th Mitchell Wormall, 8th AJ Nash, 9th Troy Lawson, 10th Tom Callaghan.

Heat 6: 1st James Inglis, 2nd Brock Hallett, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Ben Van Ryt, 5th Brad Maiolo, 6th Callum Williamson, 7th Rusty Hickman, 8th Glen Sutherland. DNS: Daniel Harding and Ben Butcher.

B Main: 1st Ben Ellement, 2nd Adrian Haywood, 3rd Jason Pryde, 4th Tom Callaghan, 5th Kris Coyle, 6th Troy Lawson, 7th Matthew Cross. DNF: Ben Butcher, Glen Sutherland, Todd Davis. DNS: Daniel Harding.

A Main: 1st James McFadden, 2nd Cory Eliason, 3rd David Murcott, 4th Brad Maiolo, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th James Inglis, 7th Rusty Hickman, 8th Brock Hallett, 9th Brooke Tatnell, 10th Ben Van Ryt, 11th Lucas Wolfe, 12th Jock Goodyer, 13th Ryan Lancaster, 14th Jason Pryde, 15th Tom Callaghan, 16th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: Callum Williamson, Andrew Priolo, Adrian Haywood, Lynton Jeffrey, AJ Nash, Ben Ellement, Kerry Madsen and Taylor Milling.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series top 10: Jason Kendrick 2376, Mitchell Wormall 2306, Daniel Harding 2226, Callum Williamson 2210, Andrew Priolo 2156, Kris Coyle 2094, Ben Ellement 1540, Jamie Oldfield 1534, Jason Pryde 1506, Matthew Cross 1500.

 

 

ALEX BRIGHT, TIM BUCKWALTER, WAYNE SCOTT AND GARY BOZOWSKI ARE ‘IN THE SATURDAY SHOW’ WITH WINS IN FRIDAY A-MAIN QUALIFIERS; TRENTON EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS GOES TONIGHT, SATURDAY

TRENTON, NJ FEBRUARY 21, 2020 . . . Alex Bright, Tim Buckwalter, Wayne Scott and Gary Bozowski punched their tickets into the third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Saturday night inside Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ by winning the four 20-lap A-Main Qualifier 600 Sprint races Friday.

Bright is an open wheel specialist, Buckwalter is a versatile open wheel and stock car racer; Scott and Bozowski are full time Micro Sprint competitors.

The four heat winners as well as the second and third place finishers locked themselves into the 50-lap main event Saturday.

In heat one, won by Bright, Eddie Strada and Brendan Bright, the race winner’s brother and teammate, followed him into Saturday’s A-Main as qualifiers.

“The top was the place to be in this race,” Bright said. “I wasn’t moving down from there even though it got a little slicker in the last few laps.”

The second heat, won by Buckwalter, saw Billy Pauch, Jr. and Brian Carber transfer into the A-Main as second and third place finishers.

“I like the track,” Buckwalter, who like Bright used the high groove throughout the race. “I hope it holds up just like it did tonight for the A-Main Saturday.”

Wayne Scott won heat three. He outran Doug Snyder and 2018 East Coast Dirt Nationals winner Erick Rudolph to take the victory.

Scott won in a car owned by his uncle that he had never driven before. “I lost two engines at home putting my car together and missed practice,” Scott said. “We didn’t finish working on this until this morning.”

In the final 20-lapper, apparent winner Billy Koch came six pounds light in post-race inspection. Indoor Auto Racing Series officials provided Koch with several opportunities to weigh the car but it failed to make Jesse Maurer second and third.

“I don’t like to win this way, but I’ll take it,” Bozowski said.

Among the notable drivers who failed to qualify and will need to race their ways into the A-Main Saturday include Volusia Speedway Park Modified Point Champion Larry Wight, 410 Sprint ace Brian Montieth, 2017 race winner Whitey Kidd, recent New Smyrna Modified standout Anthony Nocella, Hyper Racing standout Austin Quick, and unfortunately, Koch.

Ten 12-lap heat races preceded the four Qualifiers. They were won by Billy Koch, Nick Groff, Erick Rudolph, Tim Buckwalter, James Morris, Austin Quick, Billy Covert, Dan Lane, Alex Bright and Kyle Spence.

Two Friday afternoon practice sessions for the drivers and teams entered in the third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals saw 74 teams on the clay. Brett Altemose (9.386) of Pocono Summit, PA and Aiden Bordan (10.167) of Jackson, NJ paced the fields.

The clay track, which had proven to be challenging in Thursday night’s optional practice sessions, remained table top smooth and yielded multi-groove passing opportunities throughout a night consisting of 14 races totaling 180 green flag laps of racing.

Saturday, the gates to Cure Insurance Arena open at 4:00 pm with racing beginning at 6:00 pm, starting with a pair of 10-lap F-Main with the top four finishers advancing to two 10-lap E-Mains. The E-Mains promote the top four from each into a duo of 10-lap D-Mains, which in turn advance the top four in each forward into the C-Mains. The top four in each C line up behind the two B-Main eligible drivers.

The top six finishers from each B-Main (12 drivers and cars) will transfer into the 24-car, 50-lap A-Main paying $5,000 to win.

The A-Main will also convey the Bob Hilbert Hard Charger Award to the driver who advances the most spots at the finish from their starting spot.

Precision Engine Oil is the designated sponsor of the B, C, and D alphabet main events.

Other event sponsors include Freiberger Excavating, Hoosier Tires, VP Race Fuels, Hyper Racing and Racing.

For race day information, including time schedule of events and ticket purchases, contact indoorautoracing.com.

First A Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Alex Bright, 2. Eddie Strada, 3. Brendan Bright, 4. Pat Bealer, 5. Chris Locuson, 6. Christian Bruno, 7. Brandon Pavel, 8. Dakota Kessler, 9. Adrianna Dellaponti, 10. Whitey Kidd III, 11. Anthony Nocella, 12. Nathan Smith, 13. James Morris, 14. Jason Rochelle, 15. Nick Groff.

Second A Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Tim Buckwalter, 2. Billy Pauch, Jr., 3. Brian Carber, 4. Aiden Bordan, 5. Rob Pajaulis, 6. Dominick Buffalino, 7. Collin White, 8.Brian Kramer, 9. Joey Amantea, 10. Billy Covert, 11. Josh Conover, 12. Austin Quick, 13. David Burns, 14. Larry Wight 15. Lavar Scott.

Third A Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Wayne Scott, 2. Doug Snyder, 3. Erick Rudolph, 4. Brian Montieth, 5. Matt Riggs Carr, 6. Mike Thompson, 7. Tyler Lindsay, 8. Kyle Spence, 9. Dan Lane, 10. Billy Murphy, 11. Joe Dopke, 12. Andrew Hannula, 13. Scott Smith, 14. Andrew Locuson, 15. Briggs Danner.

Fourth A Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Gary Bozowski, 2. Brett Altemose, 3. Jesse Maurer, 4. Kenny Miller III, 5. Mike Bednar, 6. Tommy Kunzman, 7. Cody West, 8. Jim Radney, 9. Jimmy Glenn, 10. Jason Swavely, 11. Carl Locuson, 12. Sammy Martz, 13. PJ Williams, 15. Geordan Marrero. DQ: Billy Koch (From First – Weight)

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020

AMERICAN Cory Eliason won round 14 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex on Friday night, that was also the penultimate round of the World Series Sprintcars Championship.

Driving the WA-based Diamond Bay Motorsport W26, he won from James McFadden and Kerry Madsen in a testing 35-lap feature race that saw the track take rubber and most cars finish without rubber by the end of the contest.

So demanding were the track conditions, that a lot of drivers failed to go the journey after their tyres ran out of rubber and peeled off the rims.

Eliason started from P6 in the final and after following early leader James McFadden (who started P2) and Kerry Madsen (who started P4), he slipped into second after a few laps before striking a telling blow just after 20 laps were in the book and was never headed again.

The race was not even a lap old when Glen Sutherland went over in pits bend and Ryan Lancaster spun around, with only the latter getting a restart at the back of the pack.

The field regrouped a couple of laps later when Daniel Harding spun in turn two and with seven laps down, McFadden led Eliason and Madsen into traffic.

On lap 11 Brooke Tatnell’s campaign was over the night, rolling over in pits after contact with Jock Goodyer who started on pole after earlier winning the Gold Dash.

There were some good battles right through the order as most drivers tried to hold their position and running on the lowest line possible.

On lap 29 Harding pulled up on the back straight for another restart and then shortly afterwards officials stopped the race, allowing teams to top up their fuel after a high number of rolling laps.

Ryan Lancaster was also out after hitting the main straight fence hard.

Despite most cars not having any rubber left, they were not allowed to change tyres.

It ended in heartbreak for Callum Williamson with his team putting some air in a deflating tyre and as a result he was disqualified.

American Lucas Wolfe took fourth after putting in a sensational effort, qualifying via the B Main, starting 23rd and finishing fourth.

Brock Hallett finished fifth after he started from P13 while Ben Van Ryt was the best of the local brigade, taking a very impressive sixth after starting from P15.

Seventh was Lynton Jeffrey, after starting from P8, crossing the line ahead of Ben Ellement (from P18 to eight), Andrew Priolo (from P3 to P9), AJ Nash (a great drive from P19 to P10), Mitchell Wormall (from P17 to P11), Ben Butcher (from P16 to P12), Rusty Hickmn (from P5 to P13) and Goodyer (from P1 to P14).

There were many tales of heartbreak including David Murcott who was out lap 32, one of many succumbing to tyre issues - he was eyeing off a top five finish at the time.

Eliason started the night in the best possible fashion, setting quick time with a best lap of 13.753, bettering that of Murcott with a 13.797 and Madsen with a 13.805.

In the heats, wins went to Taylor Milling, Van Ryt, Williamson (twice), Ellement and Hickman.

Maiolo won the B Main and made the transfer to the rear of the A Main, along with Lawson, Wolfe and Sutherland.

Round 15 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series and the Grand Final of World Series Sprintcars will be held at the Perth Motorplex tonight - Saturday February 22.

RESULTS

Heat 1: 1st Taylor Milling, 2nd James McFadden, 3rd Brooke Tatnell, 4th Lucas Wolfe, 5th Lynton Jeffrey, 6th Cory Eliason, 7th James Inglis, 8th Jason Pryde, 9th Troy Lawson. DNS: Jamie Oldfield and Matthew Cross.

Heat 2: 1st Ben Van Ryt, 2nd Rusty Hickman, 3rd AJ Nash, 4th Glen Sutlerland, 5th David Murcott, 6th Mitchell Wormall, 7th Andrew Priolo, 8th Brock Hallett, 9th Adrian Haywood. DNF: Jason Kendrick. DNS: Tom Callaghan.

Heat 3: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Daniel Hartigan, 3rd Ryan Lancaster, 4th Ben Butcher, 5th Kerry Madsen, 6th Daniel Harding, 7th Ben Ellement, 8th Jock Goodyer, 9th Bradley Maiolo. DNF: Kris Coyle.

Heat 4: 1st Ben Ellement, 2nd James Inglis, 3rd Mitchell Wormall, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Jock Goodyer, 7th Cory Eliason, 8th Lucas Wolfe, 9th Brad Maiolo. DNS: Tom Callaghan, Matthew Cross.

Heat 5: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd AJ Nash, 3rd Brooke Tatnell, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Kris Coyle, 6th Daniel Harding, 7th Ben Butcher, 8th Lynton Jeffrey, 9th David Murcott, 10th Troy Lawson.

Heat 6: 1st Rusty Hickman, 2nd Kerry Madsen, 3rd James McFadden, 4th Glen Sutherland, 5th Ryan Lancaster, 6th Ben Van Ryt, 7th Daniel Hartigan, 8th Brock Hallett, 9th Taylor Milling, 10th Adrian Haywood.

B Main: 1st Brad Maiolo, 2nd Troy Lawson, 3rd Lucas Wolfe, 4th Glen Sutherland, 5th Jason Pryde, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th Tom Callaghan, 8th Kris Coyle, 9th Adrian Haywood.

Feature: 1st Cory Eliason, 2nd James McFadden, 3rd Kerry Madsen, 4th Lucas Wolfe, 5th Brock Hallett, 6th Ben Van Ryt, 7th Lynton Jeffrey, 8th Ben Ellement, 9th Andrew Priolo, 10th AJ Nash, 11th Mitchell Wormall, 12th Ben Butcher, 13th Rusty Hickman, 14th Jock Goodyer. DNF: Jason Kendrick, James Inglis, Ryan Lancaster, Daniel Harding, Brooke Tatell, Brad Maiolo, Troy Lawson, Glen Sutherland. DQ Callum Williamson.


 

SWANSON CLOSES OUT SPEEDWEEKS WITH STEELE 125 WIN

Pinellas Park, Florida – February 20, 2020 – Kody Swanson captured Thursday nights inaugural “Dave Steele World Non-Wing Sprint Car Championship 125” at Showtime Speedway and officially ended the sprint car portion of 2020 Florida Speedweeks. Swanson’s win came aboard the Doran Enterprises #77 V-6 powered entry.

Swanson set quick time earlier in the day with a lap of 13.410 seconds around the quarter-mile semi-banked speedway near St. Petersburg, Florida. The 125-lap feature was scheduled to start straight up but Swanson elected to start the race from the outside front row.
When the green flagged dropped Swanson took command of the event but surrendered the lead to Kyle O’Gara just prior to lap 10. O’Gara began to build a sizeable lead over Swanson during the next 40 laps, despite apparent brake issues. The car appeared to be locking up the front brakes entering the corners.

Just after the 50-lap mark, Swanson began reeling in race leader O’Gara at a rapid pace. By lap 66 Swanson had taken the lead back and began to build a small cushion. Unfortunately for Swanson, a lap 84 red flag to clean up fluid on the track, would bunch the field up when the race resumed. Bobby Santos III had quietly worked himself into the runner up position after starting the race from inside the third row. It appeared as if a classic Swanson versus Santos III battle was brewing for the final 25 laps.

When the race resumed, Swanson wasted no time getting around lapped cars and kept Santos III at a comfortable distance the final 25 laps to capture the victory and a $5,000 payday.

Swanson beat Santos III across the line by 1.077 seconds followed by O’Gara, Joe Ligouri, and John Inman rounding out the top five.

In victory lane Swanson eluded to the fact he was patient at the start of the race and let O’Gara set the pace early on. ”I kinda play these races by ear” explained Swanson. ”The idea is to lead the whole thing from start to finish. But as good as he was early, I wasn’t good enough to do what he was doing early. I didn’t know if I’d ever see him again. I didn’t know if he’d fade and I’d have a chance. Luckily, the longer the race went it kinda played back to us. I tried not to lose sight of him but there was period there where I really couldn’t even see him”.

With 25 laps remaining, Swanson indicated he was concerned, with Santos III right behind him and $5,000 on the line. ”I knew Bobby had come from fifth. Bobby is an incredible racer and does a great job saving his equipment. You know he’s gonna be there at the end and hes coming. I knew he would be very tough to hold off. At that point I felt fortunate to get a good start. There was no more saving after that. I wasn’t as fast as I wanted to be, or as in control as I wanted to be. I kept moving around the racetrack to find a little bit of speed, wherever I could, just to stay in front of him”.

The race paid tribute to Dave Steele, who lost his life in an accident at a track in nearby Bradenton nearly three years ago. Swanson was quick to share what the victory meant to him personally. “It means a lot to win this race because Dave was a friend, teammate, and someone I had Thanksgiving dinner with during Turkey Night. He was someone who is truly missed and someone I think of often. The chance to win one in his memory is really special” concluded Swanson.

Finish:

1. Kody Swanson (77)
2. Bobby Santos III (22a)
3. Kyle O’Gara (67)
4. Joe Ligouri (13)
5. John Inman (59x)
6. Cody Karl (52)
7. Tommy Nichols (68)
8. Ronnie Roberts II (32)
9. Brandon Blended (22)
10. Travis Bliemeister (4)
11. Shane Butler (18)
12. Aaron Pierce (26)
13. Phil Haddad (42)

 

 

SANTOS III SURVIVES WILD SHOWTIME STEELE 125 TUNEUP FOR WIN

Pinellas Park. Florida – Bobby Santos III survived slippery track conditions and several restarts to capture Wednesday night’s “Dave Steele World Non-Wing Championship 125” tune-up event at Showtime Speedway. Santos III led wire-to wire for his first win of 2020.

Wednesday’s nights 30-lap event was a prelude to Thursday nights $5,000 to win 125-lap event as part of the annual “Ice Crusher Week” that will also see a $15,000 to win Late Model Figure 8 and a $10,000 to win Super Late Model event. It was also the first time 410 non-winged asphalt sprint cars have competed in the state of Florida in over a decade. The events will officially conclude Florida Speedweeks 2020.

When the green flag waved Joe Liguori dove under polesitter Kyle O’Gara and Santos III and a three car drag race ensued immediately for the lead. Santos III took command of the event and lead the entire distance despite multiple double-file restarts. Santos III hung on for the win over a close finishing O’Gara who came on strong at the finish. Joe Liguori came home third followed by John Inman and Tommy Nichols.

Santos eluded to the fact the track was slippery and presented challenges during the feature event. ”The track was slick and tough to get hooked up on” explained Santos III in victory lane. ”We kinda fought it all day. We got it better, but we benefited from a good starting spot. We just gotta keep working on it to get better for tomorrow”.

“I think we were pretty good, but we weren’t great. John Inman passed cars based off what I saw from the score board so that tells me its doable to pass cars here. So, I don’t see why I couldn’t have if I needed to”. Santos III also expressed his thoughts on what to expect for tomorrow’s 125-lap event.” A slick racetrack. But hopefully it should be good racing. 30 laps is just a warm-up. Once we get passed the 50-lap mark the tires start to wear out and change. I think hopefully it will be pretty racy tomorrow”.

Santos also explained he liked the double file restarts throughout the night. “I personally enjoy the double file restarts” commented Santos III. ”I’m used to it from modified racing. That’s all we ever do. I think it’s a good thing for the fans and racing as long as everyone races clean”. Concluded Santos III.
The only serious incident of the night occurred on lap 8 when Dylan Reynolds rode up over John Inman in turn one. The contact launched Reynolds hard into the wall and he rode the top of the wall for several feet before coming to a halt in turn two. Reynolds was unharmed during the incident.

Teams will be back in action early for Thursday nights “Dave Steele World Non-Wing Championship 125” event with practice beginning at noon followed by a two hour qualifying window, that will see 4-lap qualifying format, similar to that used at the Little 500 in Anderson, Indiana.

Finish:

1. Bobby Santos III (22a)
2. Kyle O’Gara (67)
3. Joe Ligouri (13)
4. John Inman (59)
5. Tommy Nichols (68)
6. Branden Blended (22)
7. Travis Bliemeister (4)
8. Kody Karl (52)
9. Phil Haddad (42)
10. Kody Swanson (77)
11. Aaron Pierce (26)
12. Dylan Reynolds (555)
DNS Shane Butler (18)

 

Reutzel Crowned King of the 360s in East Bay Winternationals Finale

The 2020 Winternationals concluded with a new winner’s name being added to the prestigious list of past champions in the King of the 360s. Texas racer Aaron Reutzel honored the memory of fellow Lone Star racer Ronald Laney, winning the memorial race named in Laney’s honor.

Reutzel was among the six drivers locked in to compete in the 40-lap feature, due to the points accumulated on Thursday night. The standard format calls for points to be accrued through Thursday and Friday action, but, for the first time in 18 years, one of those events was rained out, forcing track officials to honor points from a single night. Thursday winner Mark Smith, along with top finishers Terry McCarl, Dylan Westbrook, Carson McCarl and Brock Zearfoss joined Reutzel in the elite group.

The remaining 47 competitors were lined up in five heat races with the top two finishers advancing to the A-main. A pair of B features brought eight more into the field and the final spot was dedicated to the winner of the Wetherington Tractor Service dash, setting the stages for 25 racers.

Heats were won by Eric Riggins Jr., Brett Wright, Dale Howard, Dustin Gates and Danny Smith. The B mains were captured by Johnny Gilbertson and Tim Shaffer. Matt Kurtz prevailed in the WTS Dash for the final position.

The top six drivers drew for their starting spots and Reutzel, who chose fourth, pulled the #1 box to set himself on the inside of two-time defending champion Terry McCarl for the start of the race.

At the green, it was McCarl who would move to the early advantage. A lap three caution for a stalled Max Stambaugh bunched the field. On the restart, Mark Smith shot past Reutzel for second and held the spot as the next caution flew for a Jason Sides spin. Riggins displaced Reutzel four laps later in the early stages of a long green flag period. Smith closed the gap on McCarl, attempting a pass on lap 13 and finally completing it on lap 14. Meanwhile, Reutzel found something to his linking on the high side of the race track and started the march to the front. He pulled into second by the 20th lap. Four laps later, he shuffled by Smith to take the lead.

On lap 26, a red flag was displayed for a Derek Hagar flip. McCarl slipped into second and the red flag reappeared when Washington racer Trey Starks climbed the backstretch wall on lap 28.

On the restart, Reutzel moved out to a lead but encountered lapped traffic with seven laps to go. Despite finding slower cars in his groove, Reutzel was able to adjust and maintain the effort necessary to pick up his win.

Reutzel had appeared at East Bay earlier in the week to compete with the All-Star Circuit of Champion, winning the opening night feature. He is the two-time defending series champion of that series.

Jim Young made it a clean sweep in the Mini Sprints with his second triumph. The Johnstown, Pennsylvania pilot grabbed the lead at the halfway as early leader Dustin Cates showed signs of brake wear. Young and 2019 East Bay Raceway Park Mini Sprint champion Robby Hoffmann won the heat races.

Bill Gise won the Micro Sprint heat and appeared on his way to his second feature when early race mechanical problems changed the scenario. It set the stage for Paul Seburn’s triumphant return to the winner’s circle after a disappointing Thursday.

The 2020 regular season opener on Saturday, March 7 is the next scheduled action for East Bay Raceway Park, who would like to thank all fans, racer and supporters who helped make the 44th annual Winternationals a success.

360 Sprints

Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

Feature: Aaron Reutzel (87), Terry McCarl (4), Mark Smith (M1), Brock Zearfoss (3Z), Eric Riggins Jr. (47), Tim Shaffer (28), Dylan Westbrook (47X), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15H), Brett Wright (14B), Danny Martin Jr. (24), Jason Sides (7S), Parker Price-Miller (67x), Cale Conley (3c), Danny Sims III (24D), Ben Brown (7B), Carson McCarl (27M), Cory Eliason (26), Trey Starks (44), Derek Hagar (43H), Max Stambaugh (97), Dustin Gates (6), Matt Kurtz (20), Johnny Gilbertson (22G), Dale Howard (47H), Danny Smith (4s)

 

 

 

DECAIRE CLAIMS LONE WINGED PAVEMENT SPRINT CAR SPEEDWEEEKS WIN

February 15, 2019 – Punta Gorda, Florida – The state of Florida has been busy with sprint car activity the past two weeks. Virtually every form of the open wheel sport has been on display during the annual “Speedweeks”. Saturday’s Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series (SSSS) event at 417 Speedway in Punta Gorda was the only winged pavement sprint car variation contested during 2020 Florida Speedweeks.

Defending SSSS champion Troy DeCaire continued his hot streak dating back to the 2019 season. He emerged victorious for the second time in 2020 with the Florida based winged asphalt 360 series.

A huge crowd greeted the series for their second event of the new year.

DeCaire wasted no time getting to the front of the field, when he made a three-wide assault on the leaders when the green flagged dropped. He slid quickly int o the second position by lap four and immediately contested Mike Tharp for the lead. Tharp wouldn’t relinquish the lead very easily. The duo battled hard for several laps until DeCaire finally wrestled the lead by lap 7. DeCaire would go the rest of the way uncontested to claim his second SSSS victory in as many events in 2020.

Following DeCaire to the strip were John Inman, Scotty Adema, Tommy Nichols, and Clayton Donaldson rounding out the top five.

“We were low on cars tonight” DeCaire explained in victory lane. “The track was pretty much wide open, and I could do what I wanted. When you can minimize traffic, that’s nice. I was really just trying to pace myself and keep myself in a clean racetrack and not do anything too risky”.

DeCaire was quick to appreciate the importance of running in front of a packed hose and claim a win during Speedweeks. “There were quite a few people here tonight and a few from up north that stopped in. Its good because everybody down here is paying attention to racing right now. Anytime you can add your name to the win list and check one off while everybody is looking is good” concluded DeCaire.

FINISH:
1. Troy DeCaire (36)
2. John Inman (5)
3. Scotty Adema (67)
4. Tommy Nichols (5s)
5. Clayton Donaldson (1)
6. Ryan Adema (92)
7. Joey Aguilar (11)
8. Kenny Gibson (3)
9. Michael Tharp (j1)
10. Travis Bliemeister (4)

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2020

KERRY Madsen made it two feature race wins in a row when he claimed the combined World Series Sprintcars/Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series round at Bunbury Speedway on Saturday night.

It was round 12 of WSS and Rd13 of the Maddington Toyota-backed series and he survived a last lap lunge by James McFadden for the win, with McFadden settling for second, ahead of American Lucas Wolfe third.

It was a drama-filled night that ended with Madsen clouting the infield concrete barrier on the way to the scales before the presentations.

Madsen, who started from pole, said it was tense in lapped traffic in the final sectors of the race and when McFadden had a lunge late, he had made up his mind not to leave the bottom line open, saying he had been caught out like that previously.

When asked what the issue was with the car hitting the fence post-race, he replied with “something fell off on lap 31”.

The win for Krikke Motorsport was the second of the weekend, after they also won the previous night at Esperance Speedway.

McFadden, who started from P7, was happy with second in the end after saying he dug himself a pretty big hole earlier in the night.

He said the red lights in the feature race hurt his momentum and disappointed he was not able to keep it going.

Wolfe, who started from P6, said he was happy to have a good result and said he was ultimately able to move forward in tricky conditions in the feature race, and was looking forward to two big nights of racing at the Perth Motorplex next weekend.

Madsen elected to start on the inside for the feature that was reduced from 35 laps to 30 and very quickly he pulled away while Brooke Tatnell, who started from P3, went low and slid into second over Jason Kendrick who started on the front row with Madsen.

They held these positions for the first 10 laps before Andrew Priolo and Glen Sutherland came together on the back straight to force a restart.

McFadden got the jump on the next restart and was all over the back of Murcott before he claimed third and with 16 laps to go he was on the back of second-placed Tatnell before Matthew Cross spun, forcing another restart.

The next time away it was Madsen from Tatnell, McFadden, Murcott and Kendrick but the race failed to gain momentum with Sutherland pulling up on the back straight.

Again the field got rolling around but again there was a delay, this time a red-light stoppage when Kris Coyle had steering issues and Andrew Priolo had nowhere to go, going for a wild ride in turn one, flipping the #8 over the concrete barrier and heavily damaging the fence in front of the popular Bunbury bar.

Officials called an open red to allow crews onto the field as the track staff had the massive job of repairing the fence.

On a lengthy restart it was Madsen who led away from Tatnell, McFadden, Murcott, Wolfe, Kendrick and Goodyer.

McFadden went for the higher line on Tatnell on the restart with Wolfe not far away in fourth, before the 17 claimed third.

With 10 laps remaining there was another red light with Rusty Hickman rode a wheel and rolled over in pits bend,

Tatnell crossed the line in fourth ahead of David Murcott who started from P8, Kendrick and Callum Williamson who won the Hard Charger award for his seventh after starting from P18 and having to qualify for the main event after coming out of the B Main.

Tasmanian Jock Goodyer, who started P4, finished eighth from Brock Hallett who was ninth after starting from P11, while budget racer Todd Davis took a well-deserved 10th after starting from P15.

They were followed over the line by Mitchell Wormall (from P10), Ben Butcher (from P17 to P12), Jason Pryde (from P19 to P13) and Matthew Cross (from P20 to P14).

Earlier in the night in the heat races, McFadden won the first heat race after starting from P3, while the second heat went to Murcott who started from P4 and inherited the lead after Hickman, who started from p2 and was the early leader, blew a left rear tyre when out in front with three laps remaining.

Just after the restart Brad Maiolo had contact with another car, in only his second race of the season and backed the W77 into the pits bend fence, ending his night.

The red lights came in three laps into the third heat after AJ Nash had an oil fire and then on the last lap Cross spun around for a green/white/checker scenario with victory going to Hallett who started from pole.

The fourth heat went to Hickman who made amends for the first round let down, while the fifth heat went to Goodyer who started from P2.

The final heat went to McFadden who started from P4 while Cross had a tough night when he lost a left rear tyre at the end of the race and he hit the pits bend fence.

Kendrick was the quickest in qualifying from Madsen and Priolo.

Next Friday and Saturday night at the Perth Motorplex it will be the final two rounds of WSS and the third and second last rounds for the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.

RESULTS

Qualifying: Jason Kendrick 13.947, Kerry Madsen 13.951, Andrew Priolo 14.141, Lucas Wolfe 14.157, Brad Maiolo 14.191, Brooke Tatnell 14.228, Jock Goodyer 14.238, David Murcott 14.247, Daniel Harding 14.299, Mitchell Wormall 14.345, Taylor Milling 14.353, James McFadden 14.384, Kris Coyle 14.435, Rusty Hickman 14.485, Jason Pryde 14.507, Brock Hallett 14.532, Todd Davis 14.545, Glen Sutherland 14.556, Callum Williamson 14.593, Ben Butcher 14.625, AJ Nash 14.635, Matthew Cross 14.761, Cameron McKenzie 15.221, Daniel Hartigan NTT.

Heat 1: 1st James McFadden, 2nd Kris Coyle, 3rd Glen Sutherland, 4th Jock Goodyer, 5th Brooke Tatnell, 6th Jason Kendrick.

Heat 2: 1st David Murcott, 2nd Kerry Madsen, 3rd Todd Davis, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th Ben Butcher, 6th Cameron McKenzie. DNF: Brad Maiolo, Rusty Hickman.

Heat 3: 1st Brock Hallett, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Lucas Wolfe, 4th Andrew Priolo, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Matthew Cross. DNF: AJ Nash.

Heat 4: 1st Rusty Hickman, 2nd Brooke Tatnell, 3rd Brock Hallett, 4th Kerry Madsen, 5th Taylor Milling, 6th Daniel Harding, 7th Ben Butcher.

Heat 5: 1st Jock Goodyer, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Glen Sutherland, 4th Mitchell Wormall, 5th David Murcott, 6th Cameron McKenzie.

Heat 6: 1st James McFadden, 2nd Lucas Wolfe, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Todd Davis, 5th Jason Pryde, 6th Callum Williamson, 7th Kris Coyle, 8th Matthew Cross.

Bronze shootout: Jock Goodyer 14.659, Brooke Tatnell 14.660, James McFadden 14.762, David Murcott 14.144.

Silver shootout: Jock Goodyer 14.496, Brooke Tatnell 14.907, Andrew Priolo 1.017, Lucas Wolfe 15.072.

Gold shootout: Kerry Madsen 14.477, Jason Kendrick 14.647, Brooke Tatnell 14.890 and Jock Goodyer 14.890.

B Main: 1st Ben Butcher, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Jason Pryde, 4th Matthew Cross, 5th Matthew Cross.

A Main: 1st Kerry Madsen, 2nd James McFadden, 3rd Lucas Wolfe, 4th Brooke Tatnell, 5th David Murcott, 6th Jason Kendrick, 7th Callum Williamson, 8th Jock Goodyer, 9th Brock Hallett, 10th Todd Davis, 11th Mitchell Wormall, 12th Ben Butcher, 13th Jason Pryde, 14th Jason Pryde, 15th Kris Coyle. DNF: Daniel Harding, Rusty Hickman, Andrew Priolo, Glen Sutherland.

 

 

Farrer finds form

Last night’s RD 8 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series saw Brenten Farrer in the Porker Transport VA27 take out his first A Main win for the season. Farrer dominated the night winning the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award, winning a heat as well as the Pole Shoot Out. “It was a racy track you could go top, bottom, where ever you wanted, you could race here every weekend with a track like that. The car was a dream to drive, I could put it anywhere and I wasn’t saying no to those restarts and I didn’t mind the clean air. I have to thank Porkers Transport from Wangaratta, it’s their car and we just put the deal together on Tuesday for me to drive it so I just rocked up with my race bag. Thanks to Mum, Dad and all the crew, we all put our heads together and that thing was an armchair ride.” Farrer said at the post race presentations.

VA27 Farrer and NT 7 Reed lined up on the front row of the A with Farrer getting the lead from Reed with VA8 Evans and SA 11 Enderl running 3rd and 4th. The shear sped of the lead cars showed as they got into lap traffic only a few laps into the main. SA95 Jarman Dalitz bought on the yellows in early stages in T4. At the restart Tancredi was moved up into 4th allocating Enderl back 1 position with V7
Paul Solomon, V4 Phil Lock and V78 Chris Campbell rounding out the top 8. Reds were bought out by
Matt Reed riding the wall in T4 landing back on his wheels. The huge impact forced Reed to retire
for the remainder of the race. After showing speed all night Farmer Phil was shattered as his engine
expired half race distance. Team Lock had only returned after sitting out a couple of shows earlier this season waiting to get there engine rebuilt. Campbell, Paul Solomon, Brett Smith, Steve Loader,
Mark Caruso & David Donegan were all having their own dice for mid pack positions. 3 laps to go Enderl powered around the outside of Tancredi up into P3 with Campbell moving up to 5th. As the chequers were waving V39 Brett Smith rode a front wheel of young Ricky Clarke sending Smith flipping around T4 finishing unceremoniously toward the finish line but not quite getting there landing hard upside down. Fortunately both were unhurt but not the way they wanted to finish the night.

With a strong field of 23 cars the night was action packed. Heavy rain soaked the venue the day before but with hard work by the Moama track crew and plenty of wheel packing and hot laps the track was bought back to become very racy which allowed passing anywhere on it

Heat races were relatively incident free and wins went to –Brenten Farrer, Scott Enderl, David
Donegan and Jarman Dalitz.

A Main results: - 1st VA27 Brenten Farrer, 2nd VA8 Dan Evans, 3rd SA11 Scott Enderl, 4th V29 Michael
Tancredi, 5th V78 Chris Campbell, 6th V7 Paul Solomon, 7th SA33 Mark Caruso, 8th VA10 Steve Loader,
9th VA75 David Donegan, 10th VA99 Corey Sandow, 11th SA51 Jay Brown, 12th VA65 Brett Kuypers,
13th V49 Ricky Clarke-DNF, 14th V39 Brett Smith-DNF, 15th V4 Phil Lock-DNF, 16th NT7 Matt Reed-
DNF, 17th SA95 Jarman Dalitz-DNF, 18th V16 James Wren-DNF, 19th VA2 Boyd Harris – DNF
Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – B J Harris - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Steve Loader – Vortex front wing Hoosier Hero – Brenten Farrer– Hoosier WAV tyre Flocon Lucky 7 – Mark Caruso - $100 cash
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – Mark Caruso - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –James Wren - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Brenten Farrer – a year’s subscription to Oval Express
Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Brett Kuypers
BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Michael Tancredi

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2020

JOCK Goodyer showed why he is one of the up and coming stars of Australian speedway when he won the feature race in round 12 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

The Tasmanian teenager showed some highline heroics in the last few laps to power around the outside of Jason Kendrick and take the popular win.

Kendrick held on for second (after starting P8) while James Inglis took third (after starting P10).

Goodyer came out of P6 in the 30-lap final after earlier being second quickest in qualifying on a track that he only saw for the first time on raceday.

He then started from pole and won his first heat race before a ninth in the next outing.

The feature race was not even a lap old when South Australian Brock Hallett, driving the WA-based J&S Drilling Motorsport entry, spun around in turn three after starting from P3.

Daniel Harding started from P2 alongside polesitter Andrew Priolo for the main event, and was the early leader from Callum Wiliamson who started from P5.

Priolo spun on lap three and did well to recover, only dropping to sixth and he was then locked in a good battle with Ben Van Ryt who had started from P4.

By the seventh lap Harding was into traffic and leading from Williamson, Goodyer, Priolo, Van Ryt, Shaun Bradford (who started P7) and Inglis.

On lap 12 Jamie Oldfield, who came out of P11, was into the fence in the first turns.

Not long after the restart Williamson pushed into the lead but this experience was short-lived as his left rear tyre departed the Williamson Motorsport #3 and he was lucky not to roll the car.

Drivers did well to avoid the loose wheel that was bouncing through the air, including Kendrick who had it coming straight at him.

On the restart Harding was in front from Priolo, Goodyer, Kendrick, Van Ryt and Inglis and it was Priolo to got the jump, with Kendrick also sliding into three, just as Matthew Cross spun in turn two.

By midrace distance Harding was leading from Goodyer, with Priolo now back in third from Kendrick, Bradford and Inglis, and a lap later Daniel Hartigan spun, causing another restart as Brad Maiolo, on his return race for the season, and Ben Ellement, who started from P9, both heading for the infield.

Kendrick opted to run a lower line in subsequent laps and was up to third on lap 17 and then second a couple of laps later.

He raced hard with Harding for a few laps before taking the lead on lap 12 but Harding was up to the challenge and reclaimed the spot and led after another restart when Tom Callaghan spun around.

A lap later Kendrick went back to the lead and Goodyer went to second as Priolo’s campaign ended with a cut down left rear tyre.

Ryan Lancaster and Hallett came together in pits bend a few seconds later and on the next restart it was Kendrick who led from Goodyer, Harding, Inglis, Bradford and Hartigan.

Inglis got a sniff and pushed to second on the restart but Goodyer was up to the challenge and then on the last few laps ran a higher line to round up Kendrick who had committed to the low line, taking the popular win.

Despite tagging the fence a few times, Harding held on for fourth, from Van Ryt who put in a solid night of racing to take fifth - on the back of his third at the previous outing.

Bradford held on for sixth from Wormall who did a great job to take seventh after starting out from P19, with Hartigan finishing eighth in an impressive run in the Sprintcar Parts Australia 83 after starting from P13.

Ninth went to Pryde who made up some ground after starting P16, crossing the line ahead of Coyle who started P14, Cross who moved up seven spots after starting P18 and Scroop who converted a P20 start into a P12 finish - another workmanlike effort.

It was a great start to Goodyer’s WA campaign that will see him resume World Series Sprintcars duties in Esperance next Friday night in a round that is not part of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.

The action then centres on Bunbury Speedway next Saturday night that is both rounds of WSS and the Maddington Toyota-backed competition.

Harding set the tempo at the start of the night, taking the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time with a 14.315 second lap, bettering that of Goodyer’s 14.378, Priolo’s 14.388, Hallett’s 14.419 and Bradford’s 14.425.

Harding then won the first heat race from Priolo and Maiolo, with Van Ryt stealing fourth from Ellement on the line.

The second heat went to Goodyer from Hallett and Williamson while the third heat was marred by early contact between Scroop and Wormall, putting them both on the infield, while Harding, who was also caught up in the incident, was able to get a restart at the rear, albeit with a damaged front wing.

Van Ryt, who started from P6, stormed to the lead and took the win from Bradford and Williamson.

The final heat went to Coyle who was locked in a spirited battle with Oldfield for a few laps before taking the win from Oldfield and Ellement.

Results

Qualifying: Daniel Harding 14.315, Jock Goodyer 14.378, Andrew Priolo 14.388, Brock Hallett 14.419, Shaun Bradford 14.425, James Inglis 14.428, Brad Maiolo 14.441, Callum Williamson 14.444, Ben Van Ryt 14.473, Jason Kendrick 14.545, Ben Ellement 14.578, Daniel Hartigan 14.637, Mitchell Wormall 14.644, Jamie Oldfield 14.657, Tom Callaghan 14.691, Jason Pryde 14.728, Kye Scroop 14.918, Ryan Lancaster 14.922, Kris Coyle 14.997 and Matthew Cross 15.228.

Heat 1: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Andrew Priolo, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Ben Van Ryt, 5th Ben Ellement, 6th Shaun Bradford, 7th Kye Scroop, 8th Kris Coyle, 9th Mitchell Wormall, 10th Tom Callaghann.

Heat 2: 1st Jock Goodyer, 2nd Brock Hallett, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th James Inglis, 6th Jamie Oldfield, 7th Ryan Lancaster, 8th Daniel Hartigan, 9th Jason Pryde, 10th Matthew Cross.

Heat 3: 1st Ben Van Ryt, 2nd Shaun Bradford, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Daniel Hartigan, 5th Brock Hallett, 6th Matthew Cross, 7th Jason Pryde, 8th Daniel Harding. DNF: Kye Scroop and Mitchell Wormall.

Heat 4: 1st Kris Coyle, 2nd Jamie Oldfield, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Ryan Lancaster, 7th James Inglis, 8th Tom Callaghan, 9th Jock Goodyer, 10th Brad Maiolo.

Feature: 1st Jock Goodyer, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd James Inglis, 4th Daniel Harding, 5th Ben Van Ryt, 6th Shaun Bradford, 7th Mitchell Wormall, 8th Daniel Hartigan, 9th Jason Pryde, 10th Kris Coyle, 11th Matthew Cross, 12th Kye Scroop.

 

 

Sussex Scores Sprint Car Win in Central Arizona Speedway Season Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (February 1, 2020) – The 3/8-mile Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande fired to life for the first time in 2020 with Laveen’s Stevie Sussex racing to victory lane in the 25-lap San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Non-Wing Sprint Car headliner.

While Sussex bested the Non-Wing Sprint Car ranks, other opening night winners at Central Arizona Speedway included Bud Marshall in Pure Stocks, Kevin Souligne in Bombers, Josh Castro in Power 600 Micro Sprints and Tuesday Calderwood in Power 600 Restricted Micros.

Sussex captured the Non-Wing Sprint Car feature win from the third position aboard the ABC Body Shop No. 12 entry with Pete Yerkovich rallying from 14th to capture runner-up honors. Sterling Cling climbed from ninth to fill out the podium in third with Ryan Murphy and Jonas Reynolds rounding out the top five.

Bud Marshall made the most of the pole starting position in the Pure Stock feature event to take the win over defending track champion Donald Comstock with Virgil McArthur, Jack Lacy and Marlowe Wrightsman rounding out the top five while Kevin Souligne raced from fifth for Bomber honors ahead of pole starter John Lacy, Cory Jarbeau, Nick Posey and Justin Wyckoff.

In Power 600 Micro Sprint competition, Peoria’s Josh Castro beat Oregon’s Ashton Torgerson to the line for the $500 winner’s share with Jake Fife, Austin Torgerson and Eddie Hamblin also among the top five with Tuesday Calderwood taking the Restricted “A” Class triumph in front of J.W. Henderson and Grant Schaadt.

Central Arizona Speedway is back in action with the Arizona Dirt Track Tour featuring $2,000-to-win IMCA Modifieds along with $750-to-win for both IMCA Sport Modifieds and IMCA Stock Cars next Sunday, February 9, and Tuesday, February 11, bookending a Monday night, February 10, practice session.

Central Arizona Speedway – February 1, 2020 Season Opener Results:

ASCS Desert Non-Wing Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 7s-Shon Deskins, 2. 2-Joshua Shipley, 3. 0-Jonas Reynolds, 4. 42-Danny Mathus, 5. 3-Pete Yerkovich, 6. 9-Randy Nelson, 7. 25az-Rick Shuman.

Heat Two: 1. 12-Stevie Sussex, 2. 7x-Ryan Murphy, 3. 34az-Dustin Burkhart, 4. 34-Sterling Cling, 5. 66-Colton Maroney, 6. 4T-Josh Bobinski, 7. 7-Wayne Siddle.

Heat Three: 1. 13-Dennis Gile, 2. 76-Jesse Stone, 3. 22g-Aaron Jones, 4. 43-Ryan Oerter, 5. 19-Hayden Reinbold, 6. 0g-Kyle Shipley, 7. 34c-Mark Clark.

“A” Main: 1. 12-Stevie Sussex, 2. 3-Pete Yerkovich, 3. 34-Sterling Cling, 4. 7x-Ryan Murphy, 5. 0-Jonas Reynolds, 6. 42-Danny Mathus, 7. 25az-Rick Shuman, 8. 9-Randy Nelson, 9. 43-Ryan Oerter, 10. 4T-Josh Bobinski, 11. 19-Hayden Reinbold, 12. 22g-Aaron Jones, 13. 13-Dennis Gile, 14. 76-Jesse Stone, 15. 66-Colton Maroney, 16. 2-Joshua Shipley, 17. 34c-Mark Clark, 18. 34az-Dustin Burkhart, 19. 7-Wayne Siddle (DNS), 20. 0g-Kyle Shipley (DNS), 21. 7s-Shon Deskins (DNS).

Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. 124-Bud Marshall, 2. 03-Kevin Risacher, 3. 82v-Tyler Vache, 4. 47-Virgil McArthur, 5. 11jr-Perry Duvall, 6. 2-Jack Lacy, 7. 6-Marlowe Wrightsman, 8. 505-Brittany Manson.

Heat Two: 1. 82-Paul Arseneau, 2. 17-Harland Morehart, 3. 28-Donald Comstock, 4. 13a-Clay Arseneau, 5. 262-Julia Alves, 6. 26-Dana Alves, 7. 57T-Justin Taylor.

“A” Main: 1. 124-Bud Marshall, 2. 28-Donald Comstock, 3. 47-Virgil McArthur, 4. 2-Jack Lacy, 5. 6-Marlowe Wrightsman, 6. 17-Harland Morehart, 7. 03-Kevin Risacher, 8. 505-Brittany Manson, 9. 11jr-Perry Duvall, 10. 57T-Justin Taylor, 11. 13a-Clay Arseneau, 12. 26-Dana Alves, 13. 82v-Tyler Vache, 14. 82-Paul Arseneau, 15. 262-Julia Alves (DNS).

Bombers:

Heat One: 1. 27c-Nick Posey, 2. 68-Kevin Souligne, 3. 57-Austin Wiseman, 4. 17-Rusty Smith, 5. 7c-Jon D’Ambrosio, 6. 16-Dillon Hunter, 7. 44-Sierra Weber, 8. 03c-Steven Manzanedo, 9. 9-Paul O’Conner.

Heat Two: 1. 2-John Lacy, 2. 42-Cory Jarbeau, 3. 6c-Glenn Duvall, 4. 4c-Pete Clubb, 5. 24w-Jusin Wyckoff, 6. 15d-Heath McEuen, Jr., 7. 420m-Chris Mortensen, 8. 42w-David William.

“A” Main: 1. 68-Kevin Souligne, 2. 2-John Lacy, 3. 42-Cory Jarbeau, 4. 27c-Nick Posey, 5. 24w-Justin Wyckoff, 6. 4c-Pete Clubb, 7. 15d-Heath McEuen, Jr., 8. 57-Austin Wiseman, 9. 420m-Chris Mortensen, 10. 7c-Jon D’Ambrosio, 11. 6c-Glenn Duvall, 12. 44-Sierra Weber, 13. 42w-David William, 14. 16-Dillon Hunter, 15. 17-Rusty Smith, 16. 03c-Steven Manzanedo, 17. 9-Paul O’Conner

Power 600 Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 02-Ashton Torgerson, 2. 23-Josh Castro, 3. 15d-Dylan Schaadt, 4. 21x-George Zills, 5. 21jr-Tyler High, 6. 33-Rowdy Ladd.

Heat Two: 1. 24-R.J. Johnson, 2. 88-Austin Torgerson, 3. 43e-Eddie Hamblin, 4. 2a-Aden Morris, 5. 35-Logan Calderwood, 6. 9-Chloe High.

Heat Three: 1. 52-Jake Fife, 2. 06-Matt Sanchez, 3. 6-Ronnie Clark, 4. 8-Jake Branum, 5. 25-Josh Spatola.

“A” Main: 1. 23-Josh Castro, 2. 02-Ashton Torgerson, 3. 52-Jake Fife, 4. 88-Austin Torgerson, 5. 43e-Eddie Hamblin, 6. 35-Logan Calderwood, 7. 25-Josh Spatola, 8. 8-Jake Branum, 9. 6-Ronnie Clark, 10. 06-Matt Sanchez, 11. 21jr-Tyler High, 12. 21x-George Zills, 13. 9-Chloe High, 14. 24-R.J. Johnson, 15. 15d-Dylan Schaadt, 16. 2a-Aden Morris, 17. 33-Rowdy Ladd (DNS).

Power 600 Restricted “A” Class Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 7J-J.W. Henderson, 2. 36-Tuesday Calderwood, 3. 101-Luke Silbar, 4. 99-Justin Spears, 5. 26-Corbin Rueschenberg, 6. 75-Tyler Johnson (DQ).

Heat Two: 1. 88g-Grant Schaadt, 2. 88a-Axton Romero, 3. 45-Bradley Cox, 4. 15r-Rose Miller, 5. 186-Diesel Miller, 6. 7-Jesse Johnson.

“A” Main: 1. 36-Tuesday Calderwood, 2. 7J-J.W. Henderson, 3. 88g-Grant Schaadt, 4. 88a-Axton Romero, 5. 26-Corbin Rueschenberg, 6. 45-Bradley Cox, 7. 15r-Rose Miller, 8. 75-Tyler Johnson, 9. 186-Diesel Miller, 10. 7-Jesse Johnson, 11. 99-Justin Spears, 12. 101-Luke Silbar.

 

 

ANDY JANKOWIAK WINS SECOND STRAIGHT GAMBLER’S CLASSIC SATURDAY IN ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL; CHAMP KART AND SLINGSHOT FEATURES WON BY DOUG STEARLY AND SCOTT NEARY

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ February 1, 2020 . . . Andy Jankowiak marched to the front from fourth starting spot to grab the lead on the third lap of Saturday night’s NAPA Know How Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels Gambler’s Classic in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and held off Tim Buckwalter for the 40-lap feature victory.

“I knew Timmy (Buckwalter) was going to race me clean,” Jankowiak said. “He’s going to win one of these races soon. If I can’t win, I want to see him win.”

Buckwalter’s late race charge was hampered, he said, by a deflating rear that lost its remaining air in the post-race celebrations.

The latter stages of the race, which was highlighted by sustained, high speed, thrilling action, bodes well for the Indoor Auto Racing Series finale next month in Syracuse, NY.

Erick Rudolph finished third. He was right behind Buckwalter as early as lap four but became involved in a multi-car early race tangle that took out Ryan Flores and adversely affected his forward progress.

Matt Janisch, who came into this race as the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels point leader ran a solid fourth with Briggs Danner fifth. Danner was driving a car owned by Janisch. Danner’s march from a 15th place start to fifth earned him the Hard Charger Award, sponsored by East Coast TQ Midgets in memory of the late Doug Craig. The award was worth $555.55, a reference to the late Craig’s lifelong car number, 55.

Doug Stearly of Trappe, PA came from the seventh row at the start of the Champ Kart feature and had to run down and pass Cale Ross of Lambertville, NJ to take the top prize. “We started 15th this year and had a lot of hard driving to do to win,” race winner Stearly said. He had won at Atlantic City last year for the first time under easier circumstances.

Scott Neary of Columbia, NJ held off a furious challenge from Jared Silfee of Saylorsburg, PA in the action-packed 25-lap Slingshot feature. “I was happy to see the caution flag we got late in the race,” Neary said. “It gave me a chance to regroup a little.” The win by Neary was the seventh at Atlantic City for car owner Randy Smith of Saylorsburg, PA and his first one-two finish as an owner in Boardwalk Hall.

An eight-car, five-lap TQ Dash set the starting spots for the first four rows of the Gambler’s Classic. Teenager Tyler Thompson won it over veteran Tim Buckwalter.

Four TQ Midget heats, each at ten laps, were taken by first time Indoor Auto Racing Series starter Dylan Woodling, Series point’s leader Matt Janisch, 600 Sprint driver Kyle Lick and Tommy Catalano.

Three wild 12-lap B-Mains, each with ten cars, awarded only the race winner with a transfer spot into the feature. The victors were Andy Nye, Michael Barnes and Chris deRitis.

Two Slingshot B-Mains each at 10 laps were won by Dave Carraghan and Josh Patterson while two Champ Kart B-Mains also at 10 circuits, were grabbed by Dalton Rovira and Brandon Tiezzi.

Gambler’s Classic TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Andy Jankowiak, 2. Tim Buckwalter, 3. Erick Rudolph, 4. Matt Janisch, 5. Briggs Danner, 6. Anthony Payne, 7. Mike Bednar, 8. Tyler Thompson, 9. Bobby Holmes, 10. Jon Reid, 11. Michael Barnes, 12. Shawn Nye, 13. Kyle Lick, 14. Jeremy Haudricourt, 15. Anthony Sesely, 16. Chris deRitis, 17. Ryan Bartlett, 18. Shea Wills, 19. Tommy Catalano, 20. Dylan Woodring, 21. Andrew Molleur, 22. Scott Kreutter, 23. Patrick Emerling, 24. Andy Nye, 25. Ryan Flores, 26. Kyle Hutchinson.

Champ Kart Feature (25 Laps): 1. Doug Stearly, 2. Cameron Carter, 3. Tyler Brown, 4. Cale Ross, 5. Todd Crenshaw, 6. Ron Midford, Jr., 7. Missy Bootes, 8. Ryan Kendall, 9. Cody Crenshaw, 10. James Shutts, 11. Eric Zeh, 12. Dan Kapuscinski, 13. Mike Perry, 14. John Berger, 15. Joseph Mingola, 16. Brandon Tiezzi, 17. Dalton Rovira, 18. Gene Gregoric, 19. Alex Colasato, 20. Dominic Roselli, 21. Seth Whitney, 22. Andrew Swisher, 23. Jonathan Keister, 24. Jeremy Tuttle.

Slingshot Feature (25 Laps): 1. Scott Neary 2. Jared Silfee, 3. Cody Kline, 4. Louden Reimert, 5. Brett Bieber, 6. Danny Buccafusca, 7. Alexandre Tardif, 8. Jimmy Spellmon, 9. Fred Gamache, 10. Michael Lapicki, 11. Adam Svanda, 12. Tyler Truex, 13. Kurt Bettler, 14. Dylan Hoch, 15. Chris Grbac, 16. Matt Mertz, 17. Dave Carraghan, 18. Josh Patterson, 19. Nick Shaw, 20. Kyle Herve, 21. Mark Mohr, 22. Danny Spellmon, 23. Alex Reinsmith, 24. Tyler Ulsh.

The Indoor Auto Racing Belfor Property Restoration ‘Concrete Series’ continues at the New York State Exposition Center in Syracuse, NY on Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15 where the three Series championships will be determined.

The third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals is the next event, at the Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ on Friday and Saturday, February 21 and 22.

 

 

ANDY JANKOWIAK, TIM BUCKWALTER, SCOTT KREUTTER AND BOBBY HOLMES WIN ATLANTIC CITY TQ MIDGET QUALIFIERS; KYLE HUTCHINSON WINS DR. LOW NON-QUALFIERS MAIN AS ALL FIVE GO TO SATURDAY A-MAIN OF NAPA KNOW HOW A.C. INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 31, 2020 . . . After setting fastest time among 52 TQ Midget contenders on Friday afternoon, Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, NY then raced to victory in the first of four 20-lap TQ Midget A-Main Qualifiers Friday night in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Also winning TQ A-Main Qualifiers were Tim Buckwalter of Royersford, PA, Scott Kreutter of Alden, NY, and Bobby Holmes of Lockport, NY. Given that Buckwalter’s car was a ‘house car’ fielded by race car builder Mark Lafler of Ransomville, NY, all four qualifier winners were rooted in upstate New York.

Kyle Hutchinson, of East Aurora, NY won the first TQ race of the afternoon, capturing the 15-lap Dr. Lowe Non Qualifiers preliminary event. In so doing, he joined the other TQ heat race winners in the Saturday night feature field.

In Slingshot qualifying Friday action, Scott Neary was quick timer among 39 entries. Dylan Hoch, Matt Mertz and Alexendre Tardif won the three heat races

Tyler Brown topped the Friday Champ Kart time trial field which consisted of 49 entries, one of the largest in Indoor Auto Racing Series history in Boardwalk Hall. Doug Stearly, Jeremy Tuttle, and Ron Midford, Jr. were the Champ Kart heat winners.

In the first TQ Midget heat race, Joey Jarowicz of Lebanon, NJ cartwheeled through the third turn on the 12th lap caroming off the concrete wall. He was awake and alert as he was being assisted from the track by EMTs and was transported to an area hospital.

Day Two of the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels continues Saturday, February 1 with spectator gates opening to Boardwalk Hall for Fanfest At Trackside, beginning at 5:00 PM. Racing begins at 7:00 PM and will consist of six TQ Midget heats, a TQ Dash that will establish the starting order of the eight fastest qualifiers from Friday’s Time Trials, and three TQ B-Mains.

The Champ Kart feature, over 25 laps featuring 24 cars is the first of the three features with the Slingshots running the same distance with the same size field.

The 18th Gambler’s Classic TQ Midget 40-lap feature, the highlight of NAPA Know How Weekend, is the final race of the night, followed by post-race accolades and special awards.

First TQ Midget Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Andy Jankowiak, 2. Matt Janisch, 3. Nick Ladyga, 4. Jeremy Haudricourt, 5. Chris deRitis, 6. Tommy Catalano, 7. Timmy Catalano, 8. Kyle Lick, 9. Joey Jarowicz, 10. Tyler Lindsay, 11. Jack Conover, 12. Derek Hopkinson. DNS: Dakota Kessler.

Second TQ Midget Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Tim Buckwalter, 2. Anthony Payne. 3. Mike Bednar, 4. Chad Jones, 5. Ryan Tidman, 6. Tim Nye, 7. Andrew Molleur, 8. Jesse Maurer, 9. Bruce Leote, 10. Christopher Hirt, 11. Briggs Danner 12. Ron Mullen. 13. Pat Bealer.

Third TQ Midget Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Scott Kreutter, 2. Erick Rudolph, 3. Tyler Thompson, 4. Jon Reid, 5. Matt Roselli, 6. Michael Barnes, 7. Steve Kemery, 8. Cory Grenzy, 9. Tim Iulg, 10. Mark Rogers, 11. Anthony Sesely, 12. Shea Wills, 13. Andrew Nye.

Fourth TQ Midget Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Bobby Holmes, 2. Patrick Emerling, 3. Shawn Nye 4. Earl Paules 5. Dylan Woodling, 6. Rob Schultz. 7. Ryan Bartlett, 8. Matt Galko, 9. Cole Mullen, 10. Carl Crawford, 11. Kyle Hutchinson.

 

 

DECAIRE CAPTURES FIRST 2020 NORTH AMERICAN VICTORY
Punta Gorda, FL – January 18, 2020 – Troy DeCaire emerged victorious in a wild affair Saturday night at 417 Speedway in Punta Gorda, Florida. DeCiare captured the season opener for the BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series, and in the process, also captured the first sprint car event held anywhere in North America in 2020.
DeCaire’s night was anything but easy. Due to job commitments, DeCaire didn’t arrive on speedway grounds until well after the heat races had been completed. He immediately hopped into an Outlaw Modified and won the 25-lap feature starting from the tail. Track and Southern Sprint Car Shootout officials allowed DeCaire a handful of hot laps prior to the 40-lap feature event to make sure the scoring transponders were working properly. This would be the only track time DeCaire would have prior to the start of the sprint car feature.
When the green flagged waved Joey ‘The Ace” Aguilar assumed the top spot after the first lap. Aguilar began distancing himself from the field until a caution on lap seven after Ryan Adema spun exiting turn four.
With the field bunched up with a double-file restart, DeCaire used the opportunity to move into second position a lap later. DeCaire was able to pull alongside Aguilar and the duo had the huge crowd on its feet as they battled side-by side for several laps. The battle was intense and neither driver wanted to give the other driver any advantage. It may have arguably been one of the fiercest battles for the lead witnessed in the series fifth season history.
Aguilar eventually managed to put himself in front of DeCaire and back in the lead. With 16 laps remaining, DeCaire’s machine ran into the back of Aguilar as they roared down the backstretch. DeCaire would take the top spot from Aguilar one lap later and would hang on for the victory. Aguilar would fade to fifth in the closing laps due to presumed damage to his car during the lap 24 carnage with DeCaire. Shane Butler followed DeCaire closely to the finish only 2.155 seconds behind after starting in seventh position. Scotty Adema rounded out the top three.
FINISH:
1. Troy DeCaire (36)
2. Shane Butler (18)
3. Scotty Adema (67)
4. John Inman (5)
5. Joey Aguilar (11)
6. Mike Tharp (J1)
7. Tommy Nichols (5s)
8. Travis Bliemeister (3)
9. Ryan Adema (92)
10. Ty DeCaire (41)
11. LJ Grimm (88)
12. Billy Bridges (31)
13. Phil Haddad (1) DNS
14. Johnny Gilbertson (22) DNS

 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS

2020 BELFOR INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

ALLENTOWN, ATLANTIC CITY, TRENTON, NJ AND SYRACUSE

ERICK RUDOLPH RACES TO FRIDAY NIGHT ALLENTOWN THREE QUARTER (TQ) INDOOR WIN WITH LATE RACE PASS OF SHAWN NYE, TYLER BROWN TAKES CHAMP KART FEATURE WIN; TQ MIDGETS RETURN WITH SLINGSHOTS FOR SATURDAY NIGHT FINALE

ALLENTOWN, PA January 4, 2020 . . . Four time Indoor Auto Racing Series TQ Midget season champion Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, NY ducked under Shawn Nye with 25 laps complete in Friday’s 40-lap TQ Midget Indoor Auto Racing Series feature and kept Nye at bay for the remaining laps to win.

Rudolph won in a car built by Mark Lafler that was fielded with ten inch tires as opposed to the thirteen inch tires all of Lafler’s cars have used previously.

“The smaller tire took a little getting used to,” Rudolph admitted. In fact Rudolph spun on his first lap of time trails but brushed it off to post a sixth fastest time on his second lap.

“The car really didn’t drive that much differently. I was able to make the same kind of passes I was making before,” Rudolph added. Rudolph started fifth

Nye was driving an all new car completed just days earlier by his brother Tim and that TQ was also on ten inch tires.

“I really thought I might win the race,” Nye said. “The problem I was having was with brakes going away. But finishing second to Eric (Rudolph) in an Indoor TQ race with a totally new car is like a win for us.”

Matt Janisch, who had won the Friday Allentown race a year ago, was a solid third at the checkered, ahead of Andy Jankowiak and Jon Reid.

Tim Buckwalter, who started 22nd, Ryan Bartlett, Briggs Danner, Matt Roselli, from 24th and last, and first time Series starter Michael Barnes, from 21st were sixth through tenth. Potential race contenders who were taken out in crashes included Scott Kreutter, Ryan Flores, and Timmy Solomito.

Jankowiak out-qualified 44 other TQ Midget drivers in time trials posting a 7.425 clocking, just ahead of Anthony Sesely at 7.462 and Ryan Flores at 7.512.

Ryan Tidman, Rudolph, Ryan Flores, and Scott Kreutter won the four the lap TQ Midget heat races. Ryan Bartlett and Timmy Solomito won the two ten lap Midget B-Mains.

Tyler Brown was the fourth and final leader of the Champ Kart co-feature, winning over Jeremy Tuttle, Mike Perry, TJ Reed and Dan Marsden.

Marsden led the first six laps before Doug Stearly took over, pacing the pack up to lap ten. Tuttle then picked up the pace bringing Brown with him.

Brown gained control the race for good on lap 13 with Tuttle settling for second. Mike Perry, who had started 12th, gained several positions in the last five laps to run third with TJ Reed fourth and Marsden fifth.

“You can’t give anybody an inch in these races because if you do, four more guys are going to pass you,” Brown said. “I learned that from racing karts on dirt at Selinsgrove.” Brown shared that this race was the first one he had ever driven on concrete.

Champ Kart eight lap heat races for the 34 kart field were won by Marsden, Reed, Kendall and Brown. James Shutts and Seth Whitney won the two Champ Kart B-Main races.

Night Two of the Ironton Telephone Indoor Auto Racing Series events at PPL Center in Allentown, PA on Sat., Jan. 4 will feature a second TQ Midget program coupled with the unpredictable Slingshot division. Doors open at 5:00PM with racing beginning at 7:00PM sharp. An on-track Fan Fest is available at no extra charge to ticket holders who chose the option when making ticket purchases.

TQ Midget A-Main (40 Laps): 1. Erick Rudolph, 2. Shawn Nye, 3. Matt Janisch, 4. Andy Jankowiak, 5. Jon Reid, 6. Tim Buckwalter, 7. Ryan Bartlett, 8. Briggs Danner, 9. Matt Roselli, 10. Michael Barnes, 11. Tommy Catalano, 12. Tyler Thompson, 13. Timmy Catalano, 14. Jeremy Haudricourt, 15. Earl Paules, 16. Anthony Payne, 17. Pat Bealer, 18. Kyle Lick, 19. Mike Bednar, 20. Anthony Sesely, 21. Timmy Solomito, 22. Ryan Tidman, 23. Ryan Flores, 24. Scott Kreutter.

Champ Kart A-Main (20 Laps): 1. Tyler Brown, 2. Jeremy Tuttle, 3. Mike Perry, 4. TJ Reed, 5. Dan Marsden, 6. Todd Crewnshaw, 7. Ron Midford Jr., 8. Ryan Kendall, 9. Seth Whitney, 10. Cale Ross, 11. Alex Colasato, 12. Dan Kapuscinski, 13. Brian DaCosta, 14. James Shutts, 15. John Berger, 16. Gene Gregoric III, 17. Dalton Rivera, 18. Doug Stearly, 19. Dominic Roselli, 20. Brandon Tiezzi.

 

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 2
MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

AFTER running out of fuel on two previous occasions American Shane Stewart finally broke through for a win in the third round of the USA v WA Sprintcar Speedweek at Bunbury Speedway on Wednesday night.

Stewart started from p4 for the 30-lap final and sat in second for much of the race, crossing the line second to Jason Kendrick, with Mitchell Wormall taking third.

However at the conclusion, officials deemed Kendrick had made an illegal infield pass and penalised him two spots, giving Stewart the win.

The decision was appealed but ultimately stood - handing the win to the USA87 driver who has shown plenty of pace in the Dowling Motorsport entry in his first three outings with the team, but up until this round, was unable to capitalise on it.

Stewart started the night in strong fashion, posting the second quickest lap in Victory 1 Performance Qualifying with a 13.983 second lap, only being bettered by fellow American Harli White who set the benchmark with a 13.867 second lap.

They were the only two drivers to dip into the 13-second zone at the start of the show.

Stewart then took a second and a sixth in the heats to set up is second-row start.

Wormall started from P7 in the final on his way to second - and this was on the back of his win in Speedweek Round 2 at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

He was seventh quickest in qualifying and then banked a third and a seventh in the heat races.

Kendrick started on the front row with White after he was fourth quickest in qualifying and claimed two heat race wins.

At the start of the feature race Kendrick got the jump on White and Stewart but the field was reset after the 94 of Matthew Cross spun and Brodie Minchin was unable to avoid contact and had to brace after White hit him.

This was while White was looking strong in traffic - in second place.

Kendrick once again bolted on the start but there were some good battles not far behind and including Daniel Harding, Andrew Priolo, Wormall and the third American in the field - Bud Kaeding.

With 14 laps remaining Harding tagged the back straight fence and pulled up abruptly, ending his very strong campaign.

On the next restart Stewart showed his intentions with a lower line than Kendrick and he ran it for a couple of laps before Kendrick opted to change lines and come down the track more, making it harder for the American to make a telling move.

They both ran hard to the finish line with Stewart then running higher as they went through traffic and in one of those laps, it is when officials ruled that Kendrick was penalised for an illegal pass down too low when negotiating with a lapped car.

Callum Williamson was the big mover in the feature race, starting from P11 and motoring his way up to finish a very solid fourth.

It was a good outcome for the #3 after he struggled in qualifying, posting only the 13th quickest time.

He then took a sixth and a third in his heat races.

Kaeding also finally got to showcase some of his talent, taking fifth after coming from P14.

He has struggled for consistency and also dealt with mechanical issues in his first two WA outings and for a while there it appeared the trend was going to continue at Bunbury.

Kaeding was sixth in qualifying and posted DNFs in both his heat races.

Priolo came out of 5 and finished sixth, once again showing plenty of speed and consistency in the W8 - something that is helping him getting closer to his maiden feature win.

Todd Davis started from P8 and finished seventh which was an impressive result for the driver of the #63.

Prior to the feature race he said he finally felt settled in the car and was looking forward to finishing a feature race.

He also looked very racy in the heat races.

Kris Coyle was eighth after starting P10, another positive night for the Merger Motorsport crew - and on the back of his fourth at the previous race meeting.

After getting some consistency, Coyle could be challenging for a podium result very soon.

Daniel Hartigan took ninth in the Sprintcar Parts Australia 383 after starting P12.

Despite not racing regularly in the series he looked comfortable behind the wheel, including in qualifying before taking a fourth in the first round of heats.

Unfortunately as he rolled out for the second heat, the motor sounded rough and he returned to the pits.

There was a lot of head scratching going on and after a couple of engine starts he was able to take his spot in the final for a sound recovery.

Trevor Jolly claimed another top 10 finish - in 10th after starting from P9.

This was after he started P2 and won the third heat of the show - his first victory in the W18.

Cameron McKenzie, in only his third outing in a sprintcar after previously racing Formula 500s, finished 11th - after taking seventh in the Motorplex round on Saturday night.

Jaydee Dack set himself up for a big show when he was fifth quickest in qualifying in the #67.

Unfortunately it counted for little when the car suffered too much damage in a big crash in the first round of heats, seeing it loaded up into the truck.

Matthew Cross was the only driver to play his Joker at this round to double his points, but that didn’t quite go to plan when the #94 had rear-end issues in hotlaps and he missed the early part of the evening.

The final round of Speedweek will be held at Albany Speedway this Saturday night.

Results:

Qualifying: Harli White 13.867, Shane Stewart 13.983, Daniel Harding 14.017, Jason Kendrick 14.096, Jaydee Dack 14.450, Bud Kaeding 14.474, Mitchell Wormall 14.581, Andrew Priolo 14.626, Kris Coyle 14.675, Brodie Minchin 14.683, Todd Davis 14.829, Daniel Hartigan 14.949, Callum Williamson 15.080, Trevor Jolly 15.465, Cameron McKenzie 15.620, Matthew Cross NTT.

Heat 1: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Harli White, 3rd Mitchell Wormall, 4th Todd Davis, 5th Kris Coyle, 6th Callum Williamson.

Heat 2: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Shane Stewart, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Daniel Hartigan, 5th Brodie Minchin, 6th Trevor Jolly.

Heat 3: 1st Trevor Jolly, 2nd Brodie Minchin, 3rd Cameron McKenzie, 4th Todd Davis, 5th Daniel Harding, 6th Shane Stewart, 7th Mitchell Wormall.

Heat 4: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Andrew Priolo, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Harli White, 5th Kris Coyle, 6th Matthew Cross.

Feature: 1st Shane Stewart, 2nd Mitchell Wormall, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th Bud Kaeding, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Todd Davis, 8th Kris Coyle, 9th Daniel Hartigan, 10th Trevor Jolly, 11th Cameron McKenzie. DNF: Daniel Harding (lap 18), Harli White (lap 9), Brodie Minchin, Matthew Cross (both lap 8). DNS: Jaydee Dack.

 

 

Tony Stewart celebrates his second-straight Rumble in Fort Wayne victory.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – There was a profound sense of déjà vu inside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum during Saturday night’s finale to the 22nd annual Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales.

Exactly like he did one night earlier, Tony Stewart set fast time in qualifying, had to transfer into the field from a B-main and then romped forward from ninth to win the 50-lap national midget headliner.

This time, Stewart had to contend with a pair of young guns in Kyle Hamilton and Justin Peck, but neither were strong enough to be able to stop the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion in the end.

Stewart methodically worked his way up to third before 20 laps were on the board, then laid in wait while Hamilton and Peck went at it for the race lead out front before making his move late.

The Columbus, Ind., native pounced following a lap-33 red flag for building ventilation, taking a car that he’d called “not as good as we need it to be” right before the restart and slipping past Peck into second.

Once in the runner-up position with 12 to go, Stewart got the help of a timely caution flag for a spinning Cap Henry to close on the back bumper of Hamilton’s Mel Kenyon-prepared No. 16, setting up the winning pass.

Stewart finally got inside Hamilton in turn three with six laps left, finding front grip he hadn’t had all race long and surging ahead to take a lead he wouldn’t relinquish.

It was Stewart’s record-extending 11th career Rumble in Fort Wayne victory, far and away the most of all drivers, as well as the first time a driver has swept both nights of the event since 2011.

In victory lane, an animated Stewart noted that he drove his No. 2 Our Gang Poker Munchkin “with no power steering for 50 laps” as he discussed the night and what many considered a surprising victory.

“This is indoor racing. Anyone that came to watch a parade came to the wrong place,” Stewart said. “We get rough and rowdy in this building, and all night it was like that. Everybody keeps asking why I come to this deal, and it’s because of the fans and the fact that they want to see a show. They don’t want to see us just sit there and ride around and follow each other for 50 laps. That’s the nature of the beast.

“We saw it all night. I don’t know why when I do it (make contact while making a pass), it’s not acceptable, but I think everyone came to see a show and if they didn’t get a show out of that, I don't know what else to do, man,” Stewart continued. “I sat there and ran 50 laps and I only leaned on guys a couple of times when I needed to. I never spun anybody out in the two days that I was here.

“All in all, I don’t think I did too badly. After last year, it’s pretty sweet to be back here winning again.”

Hamilton won the dash to earn the pole for the main and jumped out to the early lead, with only one caution slowing the early pace after Scott Hampton found the wall off the exit of the second corner.

Following that restart on lap 16 is when Stewart made his move into the top three, but at that point, all eyes were on Hamilton and Peck as they diced it up for the race lead out in front.

Hamilton held serve through the halfway point of the race, but on the 29th lap, Peck was tired of sitting back in second and made his bid for the race lead. The three-time Rumble winner got inside of Hamilton going into turn one and came out ahead, looking like a driver who might win his fourth Rumble main.

But Peck’s downfall was short-run speed, and a segmented end to the race spelled his doom. The race’s lone red flag with 17 to go, plus a caution one lap after the restart, ultimately ruined his chances.

Peck spun the tires on a lap-35 restart and gave up command to Hamilton, who then appeared to be in the driver’s seat until spins by Henry – and then Austin Nemire with nine to go – gave Stewart a fighting chance.

After the last restart, Stewart dug down deep and finally got to Hamilton’s bumper, turning the tables coming to five to go and forcing Hamilton to settle for second at the checkered flag.

Hamilton was matter-of-fact after the race and said he “couldn’t be too disappointed” at the final outcome.

“I was pretty happy to get back around Peck, but I knew that was just a battle. The war was still going to be to try and beat Tony, and he just had too much there at the end,” Hamilton said. “Our car was good, but it was second best. We can’t hang our heads on it though. To come in here and have a car that could run that close to Tony within six laps, you really can’t be all that disappointed.”

Peck crossed the line third, followed by Derek Bischak and Travis Welpott.

Matt Westfall, Billy Wease, Nick Hamilton, Scott Hampton and Troy DeCaire were the balance of the top 10.

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

RESULTS: 22nd annual Rumble in Fort Wayne Finale Night; Dec. 28, 2019

National Midget Qualifying (best of two laps): 1. Tony Stewart, 2, Stewart-7.606; 2. Nick Hamilton, 6, Kenyon-7.652; 3. Derek Bischak, 31, Bischak-7.656; 4. Kyle Hamilton, 16, Kenyon-7.692; 5. Joe Liguori, 8up, Williams-7.757; 6. Cap Henry, 44, Williams-7.760; 7. Matt Westfall, 9, Ryder-7.794; 8. Bryan Nuckles, 59, Nuckles-7.835; 9. Trey Osborne, 61, Kenyon-7.853; 10. Justin Peck, 5x, Clay-7.866; 11. Troy DeCaire, 67, Williams-7.911; 12. Scott Hampton, 5, D. Dietsch-7.919; 13. Travis Welpott, 18, Gorman-7.931; 14. Mario Clouser, 99, Guess-7.950; 15. Austin Nemire, 19, O’Connell-8.000; 16. Billy Wease, 99, Burrow-8.053; 17. Junior Gould, 65, Gould-8.057; 18. Sean Murphy, 4b, Murphy-8.057; 19. Rich Corson, 15, Corson-8.134; 20. Jordan Caskey, 33, Caskey-8.149; 21. Jim Anderson, 36, Anderson-8.151; 22. Cory Setser, 24s, Setser-8.173; 23. Aaron Pierce, 98, Pierce-8.220; 24. Mike Fedorcak, 97, Stewart-8.252; 25. Justin Harper, 53, Harper-8.393; 26. Brian Vaughn, 49v, TnT-8.510; 27. Billy Lewis, 49, Burrow-8.686; 28. Chris Malaterre, 6m, Malaterre-8.992; 29. Jared Rouch, 88, Jagger-9.004; 30. Tim Buckwalter, 8, J. Dietsch-11.015; 31. Rico Abreu, 2.5, Stewart-NT.

National Midget Heat #1 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Joe Liguori, 2. Travis Welpott / 3. Tony Stewart, 4. Trey Osborne, 5. Jim Anderson, 6. Junior Gould, 7. Justin Harper, 8. Jared Rouch.

National Midget Heat #2 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Justin Peck, 2. Nick Hamilton / 3. Mario Clouser, 4. Cap Henry, 5. Sean Murphy, 6. Brian Vaughn, 7. Tim Buckwalter, 8. Cory Setser.

National Midget Heat #3 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Troy DeCaire, 2. Derek Bischak / 3. Matt Westfall, 4. Austin Nemire, 5. Aaron Pierce, 6. Rich Corson, 7. Billy Lewis, 8. Rico Abreu (DNS).

National Midget Heat #4 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Kyle Hamilton, 2. Scott Hampton / 3. Bryan Nuckles, 4. Mike Fedorcak, 5. Billy Wease, 6. Jordan Caskey, 7. Chris Malaterre.

National Midget B-Main #1 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Tony Stewart, 2. Austin Nemire / 3. Jim Anderson, 4. Tim Buckwalter, 5. Sean Murphy, 6. Mike Fedorcak, 7. Billy Lewis, 8. Bryan Nuckles.

National Midget B-Main #2 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Cap Henry, 2. Billy Wease / 3. Trey Osborne, 4. Rich Corson, Justin Harper, Chris Malaterre, 7. Cory Setser, 8. Rico Abreu (DNS).

National Midget B-Main #3 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Matt Westfall, 2. Mario Clouser / 3. Aaron Pierce, 4. Junior Gould, 5. Brian Vaughn, 6. Jordan Caskey, 7. Jared Rouch.

National Midget Dash (4 laps, sets first two rows): 1. Kyle Hamilton, 2. Justin Peck, 3. Troy DeCaire, 4. Joe Liguori.

National Midget A-Feature (50 laps): 1. Tony Stewart [9], 2. Kyle Hamilton [1], 3. Justin Peck [2], 4. Derek Bischak [7], 5. Travis Welpott [5], 6. Matt Westfall [11], 7. Billy Wease [13], 8. Nick Hamilton [6], 9. Scott Hampton [8], 10. Troy DeCaire [3], 11. Cap Henry [10], 12. Mario Clouser [14], 13. Austin Nemire [12], 14. Joe Liguori [4].

Lap Leader(s): Kyle Hamilton 1-28, Justin Peck 29-34, Kyle Hamilton 35-44, Tony Stewart 45-50.

Hard Charger: #2 – Tony Stewart (+8)

 

 

Premier Speedway

RD5 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series Col Beasley Classic

Sprintcars:
Time Trial Flight One:
1. S13 Brock Hallett 11.215;2. T22 Jock Goodyer 11.298; 3. S15 Aidan Hall 11.315; 4. W2 Kerry Madsen 11.345; 5. W26 Cory Eliason 11.396; 6. Q83 Steven Lines 11.522; 7. S27 Daniel Pestka 11.548; 8. W25 Taylor Milling 11.583; 9. S14 Brendan Quinn 11.586; 10. V90 Corey McCullagh 11.743; 11. S3 Ben Morris 11.750; 12. V72 Jacob Smith 11.757 ; 13. S45 Jake Tranter 11.802; 14. NT21 Chace Karpenko 11.830; 15. V70 John Vogels 11.928; 16. V17 Dennis Jones 11.980; 17. S24 Ricky Maiolo 12.151; 18. NT17 Lenny Cole 12.210; 19 V98 Peter Doukas 12.324; 20. VA82 Matthew O’Shannassy 12.409; 21. V20 Brayden Cooley 12.451; 22. N89 Brayden Willmington 12.593; 24. V55 Brooke Tatnell No Time.

Time Trial Flight Two:
1. W17 James McFadden 11.480; 2. V42 Jye O’Keeffe 11.647; 3. V3 Darren Mollenoyux 11.739; 4. S97 Matt Egel 11.782; 5. V37 Grant Anderson 11.792; 6. V40 Rusty Hickman 11.796; 7. V25 Jack Lee 11.864; 8. V77 Brayden Parr 11.908; 9. V48 Adam King 11.908; 10. V88 David Murcott 11.980; 11. USA5W Lucas Wolfe 11.990; 12. W60 Lachlan McHugh 12.017; 13. Q54 Randy Morgan; 14. V2 Domain Ramsay 12.049; 15. W14 Jason Pryde 12.088; 16. V81 Robbie Paton 12.152; 17. S20 Glen Sutherland 12.158; 18. V60 Jordyn Charge 12.269; 19. T62 Tate Frost 12.304; 20. V45 Mike Van Bremen 12.319; 21. VA7 Tim Hutchins 12.327; 22. S4 Lisa Walker 12.496; 23 VA88 Grant Stansfield 12.514; 24, V50 Darren Clarke 12.675.

Overall Quick Time: S13 Brock Hallett 11.215.

Heat One: 1st V17 Dennis Jones; 2nd V72 Jacob Smith; 3rd W2 Kerry Madsen.

Heat Two: 1st NT21 Chace Karpenko; 2nd W26 Cory Eliason; 3rd V90 Corey McCullagh.

Heat Three: 1st Q54 Randy Morgan; 2nd V37 Grant Anderson; 3rd W17 James McFadden.

Heat Four: 1st USA5w Lucas Wolfe; 2nd V3 Darren Mollenoyux; 3rd V40 Rusty Hickman.

Heat Five: 1stS3 Ben Morris; 2ndS24 Ricky Maiolo; 3rdNT21 Chace Karpenko.
Heat Six: 1stS45 Jake Tranter; 2ndS15 Aidan Hall; 3rdW25 Taylor Milling.
Heat Seven: 1stW14 Jason Pryde; 2ndW17 James McFadden; 3rdW60 Lachlan McHugh.
Heat Eight: 1stV42 Jye O’Keeffe; 2ndV81 Robbie Paton; 3rdV48 Adam King.

Top Eight Shoot-Out:
Bronze: 1. S13 Brock Hallett 10.359; 2. V42 Jye O’Keeffe 10.401; 3. V37 Grant Anderson 10.590; 4. S97 Matt Egel 10.661.
Silver: 1. W2 Kerry Madsen 10.293; 2. S13 Brock Hallett 10.469; 3. V42 Jye O’Keeffe 10.495; 4. V3 Darren Mollenoyux 10.585.
Gold: 1. W17 James McFadden 10.257; 2. W26 Cory Eliason 10.354; 3. W2 Kerry Madsen 10.367; 4. S13 Brock Hallett 10.512.
Sprintcar C-Main (Top 3 Transfer to B-Main) 1. V55 Brooke Tatnell; 2. VA82 Matthew O’Shannassy; 3. VA88 Grant Stansfield; 4. V32 Stephen Spark; 5. V45 Mike Van Bremen; 6. V20 Brayden Cooley; 7. V50 Darren Clarke; 8. N89 Brayden Willmington; 9. NT17 Lenny Cole.

Sprintcar B-Main (Top 4 Transfer to A-Main): 1st NT21 Chace Karpenko; 2nd Q54 Randy Morgan; 3rd W60 Lachlan McHugh; 4th S27 Daniel Pestka; 5th V48 Adam King; 6th W14 Jason Pryde; 7th V77 Brayden Parr; 8th S14 Brendan Quinn; 9th V90 Corey McCullagh; 10th V81 Robbie Paton; 11th V55 Brooke Tatnell; 12th V70 John Vogels; 13th S24 Ricky Maiolo; 14th S4 Lisa Walker; 15th VA88 Grant Stansfield; 16th VA82 Matthew O’Shannassy; 17th V2 Domain Ramsay; 18th V17 Dennis Jones.

Sprintcar A-Main (35 lapsNo Time): 1st W17 James McFadden; 2nd W2 Kerry Madsen; 3rd W26 Cory Eliason; 4th S13 Brock Hallett; 5th V37 Grant Anderson; 6th S97 Matt Egel; 7th W60 Lachlan McHugh; 8th W25 Taylor Milling; 9th T22 Jock Goodyer; 10th V25 Jack Lee; 11th USA5w Lucas Wolfe; 12th Q54 Randy Morgan; 13th S45 Jake Tranter; 14th S3 Ben Morris; 15th NT21 Chace Karpenko (DNF); 16th V40 Rusty Hickman (DNF); 17th V3 Darren Mollenoyux (DNF); 18th S15 Aidan Hall (DNF); 19th S27 Daniel Pestka (DNF); 20th V42 Jye O’Keeffe (DNF).
(Start Order: 1. W17; 2. W26; 3. W2; 4. S13; 5. V42; 6. V3; 7. V37; 8. S97; 9. V40; 10. USA5w; 11. W25; 12. T22; 13. S15; 14. V25; 15. S3; 16.S45; 17. NT21; 18. Q54; 19. W60; 20. S27.

Lap Leaders: 1-35 W17 James McFadden.

V8 Dirt Modifieds Murray Aitken Cup:
Heat One: 1st V11 Brett Clarke; 2nd V92 Daryl Hickson; 3rd V59 Michael Ardley.

Heat Two: 1st V84 Todd Hobson; 2nd V92 Daryl Hickson; 3rd V93 Ben Hodge.
Heat Three: 1st V92 Daryl Hickson; 2nd V84 Todd Hobson; 3rd V59 Michael Ardley.
A-Main:1. V92 Daryl Hickson; 2. V84 Todd Hobson; 3. V59 Michael Ardley; 4. V4 Darren Tindal; 5. V99 Troy Scott; 6. V49 Brent Hough; 7. V0 Paul Markulin; 8. N4 Wayne Simpson; 9. V8 Stephen Hopkins; 10. V93 Ben Hodge.

The next meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Wednesday January 1, 2020 and will feature Round 5 of QSS World Series Sprintcars and the Junior Sean Neville Pike Cup.
Gates will open at 3pm with Racing to get underway at 5pm.
Tickets are available on-line until midnight Tuesday and then at the gates from 3pm on Race Day.
Admission is Adults $32; Concession $27; Children 10-15 $10.00 with Children 9 and Under Free.

 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2019
MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

MITCHELL Wormall went into the USA v WA Sprintcar Speedweek round two clash at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night as the points leader in the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.

He improved his points standing after taking the feature race win as part of the annual Merger Contracting Sprintcar Muster.

Wormall won the epic 30-lap final from a fast-finishing Jason Kendrick and Andrew Priolo.

The driver of the Wormall Motorsport #97 started outside of Priolo on the front row for the main event and got to the lead early, holding off challenges - early on from American Shane Stewart and then on the last lap from Kendrick.

The margin at the end of the race was 0.187 of a second.

It was Wormall’s first feature race win in the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series and helped him in his bid to win the series championship,

He started off the night with the fifth quickest lap in the Victory 1 Performance Qualifying session, with time trial honours going to Priolo.

In his heats Wormall then took a second and a third to give him a front row start.

The first caution period in the final came very early with contact between Adrian Haywood and Ben Van Ryt - with Haywood having front wing damage and Van Ryt out with a deflated left rear tyre.

On the restart Priolo got the jump on Wormall, Stewart and Daniel Harding before the cautions came on again - this time when Todd Davis spun.

Wormall took the lead from there with Priolo dropping back to fifth.

On the fourth lap, American Bud Kaeding challenged Kendrick for fourth but the move didn’t stick and on lap seven Wormall was into traffic and looked superb as he adapted to different racing lines required to get by the lapped cars.

On lap 11 Troy Lawson stopped after tagging the fence and on the next time away it was Wormall from Stewart, Harding, Kendrick and Priolo.

Shortly afterwards the caution lights came on again with cars going everywhere in pits bend with contact between Harding and Kendrick and both were lucky to get a restart, with the third American in Harli White, who started from P6, heading infield.

On lap 13 Davis came to grief again, pulling up on the fence, followed two laps later by Jaydee Dack who spun.

By this stage Wormall was leading from Stewart, Callum Williamson who had muscled his way into third, Priolo, Kendrick and Harding.

Priolo and Kendrick were locked into battle and this allowed Kris Coyle to enter the fray.

On lap 18 Williamson got by Stewart for second and on lap 19 Kaeding headed infield.

With 10 laps to go Kendrick got into third over Stewart who then slowed up and only lasted two more laps before coming to a stop.

Kendrick and Williamson traded spots with eight laps remaining before the #11 eventually won that battle.

With six laps remaining Coyle was in podium contention, getting by Williamson for third but three laps later Priolo was on Coyle’s tail and he eventually won that dog fight.

As they crossed the line with one lap remaining Kendrick slid by Wormall, but the latter driver was up for the challenge and returned serve, holding his nerve to take the big win.

This was after Wormall survived all the drama and the restarts and pushed off on a lower line, chasing a different line to others on the green to gain more traction.

Post-race he said it was a big moment and said it had justified the team’s decision to just concentrate on racing in WA this season.

He also said he was looking forward to the next round - at Bunbury Speedway - on New Year’s Day.

Coyle, who started from P12, put in a great effort to finish fourth in what was a remarkable recovery after the team was forced to change the car’s rear-end after hot lapping.

Harding, who started P4, took fifth, while another highlight was the drive by Ben Butcher who started P10 in a 360ci powered car and crossed the line in sixth.

Seventh went to Cameron McKenzie in only his second night behind the wheel of a sprintcar after making the transition from Formula 500s.

He started from P21 and it was a great comeback after the #4 suffered damage in the first heat race of the previous Thursday night’s show.

Daniel Keen, also in a 360ci powered car, also drove a smart race, converting a P16 start into a P8 finish, crossing ahead of Brodie Minchin (P18 to 9), Matthew Cross (P19 to P10), Trevor Jolly (P20 to P11) and Troy Lawson (P15 to P12 in a 360ci powered car.

Jamie Oldfield was a DNF after diff issues on lap 27, one of nine non-finishers.

The next round of Speedweek is at Bunbury this Wednesday evening, followed by Albany next Saturday,

Results:

Heat 1: 1st Andrew Priolo, 2nd Mitchell Wormall, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Bud Kaeding, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th Ben Butcher, 7th Kris Coyle, 8th Daniel Keen, 9th Cam McKenzie, 10th Adrian Haywood, 11th Matthew Cross

Heat 2: 1st Harli White, 2nd Shane Stewart, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Jamie Oldfield, 5th Todd Davis, 6th Ben Van Ryt, 7th Brodie Minchin, 8th Troy Lawson, 9th Trevor Jolly, 10tu Matthew Cross

Heat 3: 1st Kris Coyle, 2nd Bud Kaeding, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Todd Davis, 5th Shane Stewart, 6th Callum Williamson, 7th Troy Lawson, 8th Daniel Keen, 9th Jaydee Dack, 10th Adrian Haywood.

Heat 4: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Ben Butcher, 3rd Mitchell Wormall, 4th Jamie Oldfield, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Matthew Cross, 7th Ben Van Ryt, 8th Trevor Jolly, 9th Harli White, 10th Brodie Minchin, 11th Cam McKenzie.

Feature: 1st Mitchell Wormall, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Kris Coyle, 5th Daniel Harding, 6th Ben Butcher, 8th Cam McKenzie, 9th Brodie Minchin, 10th Matthew Cross, 11th Trevor Jolly, 12th Troy Lawson. DNF: Jamie Oldfield, Jaydee Dack, Callum Williamson, Shane Stewart, Bud Kaeding, Todd Davis, Adrian Haywood, Harli White, Ben Van Ryt. DNS: AJ Nash.

 

 

Tony Stewart celebrates victory during Friday's Rumble in Fort Wayne kickoff race.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – It took him eight years and a boatload of effort to do it, but Tony Stewart finally returned to the top of the heap at the Rumble in Fort Wayne on Friday night.

Stewart raced to victory for the 10th time inside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum with a dominant run through the field in the headlining 50-lap national midget feature.

The three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion had to transfer in through one of three B-mains after missing the cut in his heat race, but once the main event started there was no stopping Stewart’s familiar No. 2 Our Gang Poker Munchkin midget.

Stewart raced from ninth to third by the halfway point of the event, then moved into second behind polesitter and race-long leader Cap Henry on lap 30 after then-runner-up Tim Buckwalter caught air with the front end of his car in turns one and two and slid back in a hurry.

From there, Stewart ran down and dogged Henry for four revolutions before making the winning pass on lap 35 with an inside maneuver off the fourth corner.

Once Stewart took the point, not even a red flag for fumes with 14 to go could keep his momentum down. He pulled away from Henry on two late-race restarts and never looked back after that.

Friday night’s triumph extended Stewart’s all-time record for event wins at the Rumble, as well as broke a tie with the late Rich Vogler in terms of indoor midget wins. Vogler and Stewart were deadlocked with 11 victories apiece before Stewart surpassed him.

It was a moment that left the usually-vocal Hoosier nearly at a loss for words in victory lane.

“It’s pretty damn cool; any time you put yourself in the same category as Rich Vogler, or move ahead of him in something, you know you’ve done something pretty special,” said Stewart, whose last Rumble win prior to Friday night was in 2011. “Rich was pretty badass; it didn’t matter whether it was a midget, a sprint car, Silver Crown car, dirt or pavement. He was one of the best of all time for sure. That kind of thing is something you don’t think about when you show up here, but it’s a pretty cool stat to know now.

“It makes this win that much more worth it, really. The car was pretty good there in the main, even though I forgot all the tire rules and ran the same right rear the entire night,” he tipped. “After qualifying it was chewed up, so we dismounted it, flipped it around backwards for the main and luckily it cleaned up, but it started going away again right at the end of the race. This place is feast or famine and there are so many things that can happen in these races. You just have to hope everything goes right.

“For us tonight, everything did work out and we’re standing here with a trophy because of it.”

Henry topped the special dash race, contested between the four heat winners, to earn the pole for the midget feature and used the prime starting spot to lead the first 34 laps uncontested.

However, once Stewart got around him, Henry just didn’t have enough pace to keep touch with the leader and faded back in the final laps off Stewart’s bumper before his eventual second-place finish.

It tied Henry’s career-best Rumble mark, set during the opening night of competition in 2018.

“We just weren’t quite fast enough,” Henry noted. “We were kind of struggling there (toward the end), and I think I kind of burnt the tires up trying to hang on to it. I knew those guys were going to be coming. Tony had to run the B, so I knew it was only a matter of time until he got there.

“My guys did a really good job, though. I couldn’t be prouder of them and we’re excited for tomorrow now.”

Henry’s co-team owner, Joe Liguori, completed the podium ahead of former Rumble winners Justin Peck and Derek Bischak.

Famed Munchkin fabricator and designer Mike Fedorcak was sixth, followed by Bryan Nuckles, Jim Anderson, Kyle Hamilton and Cory Setser.

Saturday’s Rumble program will feature another complete midget program of time trials, heat races, consolation races and a 50-lap main event. Peck is the defending Saturday winner at the Rumble.

RESULTS: 22nd annual Rumble in Fort Wayne Opening Night; Dec. 27, 2019

National Midget Qualifying (best of two laps): 1. Tony Stewart, 2, Stewart-7.723; 2. Tim Buckwalter, 8, J. Dietsch-7.817; 3. Mike Fedorcak, 97, Stewart-7.876; 4. Jim Anderson, 36, Anderson-7.889; 5. Derek Bischak, 31, Bischak-7.900; 6. Justin Peck, 5x, Clay-7.908; 7. Kyle Hamilton, 16, Kenyon-7.940; 8. Troy DeCaire, 67, Williams-7.943; 9. Cap Henry, 44, Williams-7.968; 10. Joe Liguori, 8up, Williams-7.975; 11. Russ Gamester, 46, Gamester-7.997; 12. Brian Vaughn, 49v, TnT-8.024; 13. Nick Hamilton, 6k, Kenyon-8.025; 14. Matt Westfall, 9, Ryder-8.032; 15. Cory Setser, 24, Setser-8.033; 16. Bryan Nuckles, 59, Nuckles-8.036; 17. Travis Welpott, 18, Gorman-8.039; 18. Austin Nemire, 19, O’Connell-8.051; 19. Trey Osborne, 61, Kenyon-8.099; 20. Rico Abreu, 2.5, Stewart-8.185; 21. Chris Jagger, 88, Jagger-8.188; 22. Rich Corson, 15, Corson-8.297; 23. Junior Gould, 65, Gould-8.387; 24. Billy Wease, 99, Burrow-8.447; 25. Billy Lewis, 49, Burrow-8.475; 26. Jordan Caskey, 33, Caskey-8.512; 27. Don Dietsch, 5, D. Dietsch-8.539; 28. Sean Murphy, 4b, Murphy-8.610; 29. Justin Harper, 53, Harper-8.866; 30. Mario Clouser, 99, Guess-9.081; 31. Chris Malaterre, 6m, Malaterre-9.156; 32. Tyler Roahrig, 8r, Brewer-NT; 33. Aaron Pierce, 98, Burrow-NT.

National Midget Heat #1 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Cap Henry, 2. Derek Bischak / 3. Tony Stewart, 4. Nick Hamilton, 5. Travis Welpott, 6. Chris Jagger, 7. Billy Lewis, 8. Justin Harper, 9. Aaron Pierce (DNS).

National Midget Heat #2 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Tim Buckwalter, 2. Joe Liguori / 3. Justin Peck, 4. Matt Westfall, 5. Mario Clouser, 6. Austin Nemire, 7. Jordan Caskey, 8. Rich Corson.

National Midget Heat #3 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Russ Gamester, 2. Mike Fedorcak / 3. Cory Setser, 4. Trey Osborne, 5. Junior Gould, 6. Don Dietsch, 7. Chris Malaterre, 8. Kyle Hamilton.

National Midget Heat #4 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Troy DeCaire, 2. Jim Anderson / 3. Brian Vaughn, 4. Rico Abreu, 5. Bryan Nuckles, 6. Billy Wease, 7. Sean Murphy, 8. Tyler Roahrig.

National Midget B-Main #1 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Tony Stewart, 2. Cory Setser / 3. Billy Wease, 4. Brian Vaughn, 5. Chris Jagger, 6. Mario Clouser, 7. Austin Nemire, 8. Don Dietsch, 9. Aaron Pierce (DNS).

National Midget B-Main #2 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Justin Peck, 2. Bryan Nuckles / 3. Nick Hamilton, 4. Trey Osborne, 5. Sean Murphy, 6. Billy Lewis, 7. Rich Corson, 8. Chris Malaterre.

National Midget B-Main #3 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Kyle Hamilton, 2. Travis Welpott / 3. Matt Westfall, 4. Rico Abreu, 5. Junior Gould, 6. Jordan Caskey, 7. Justin Harper, 8. Tyler Roahrig (DNS).

National Midget Dash (4 laps, sets first two rows): 1. Cap Henry, 2. Russ Gamester, 3. Tim Buckwalter, 4. Troy DeCaire.

National Midget A-Feature (50 laps): 1. Tony Stewart [9], 2. Cap Henry [1], 3. Joe Liguori [6], 4. Justin Peck [10], 5. Derek Bischak [5], 6. Mike Fedorcak [7], 7. Bryan Nuckles [13], 8. Jim Anderson [8], 9. Kyle Hamilton [11], 10. Cory Setser [12], 11. Travis Welpott [14], 12. Russ Gamester [2], 13. Tim Buckwalter [3], 14. Troy DeCaire [4].

Lap Leader(s): Cap Henry 1-34, Tony Stewart 35-50.

Hard Charger: #2 – Tony Stewart (+8)

 

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2019 MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

Daniel Harding struck the first blow in the USA v WA Sprintcar Speedweek at the Perth Motorplex on Thursday night, taking the feature race win in dramatic fashion from American Shane Stewart and Jamie Oldfield.

Harding started from P5 for the main event and after being locked in some entertaining battles with Jason Kendrick, he set his sights on Stewart in the dying stages of the race and pounced when the USA 87 was running on nothing but fumes in the last three laps.

Despite a lack of fuel in the tank Stewart held on for second from Oldfield who attempted to run around the outside in the last turns before belting the concrete wall, tagging Stewart and sliding across the finish line sideways.

It was another sensational result for Harding who has been one of the standout drivers in the first seven rounds of the 2019-20 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.

The driver of the HRP Specialties #12 has enjoyed five podium finishes so far this season, including two wins.

Harding was eighth in qualifying, before taking a third and a win in the heat races.

Stewart set the pace early in the show by claiming Victory 1 Performance Quick Time with a 13.723 second lap, bettering that of Jason Kendrick’s 13.838, White’s 13.886, Ben Ellement’s 13.906 and teenager Tom Callaghan’s 13.907.

He started 10th in the final after being a non-finisher in the first heat race after cutting a left rear tyre on some debris and then a third in the second heat.

Oldfield was 11th in qualifying and enjoyed a pair of fourths in the heats in what turned out to be a busy night, also campaigning his Late Model.

Kendrick was the early bolter in the feature race after starting with White on the front row and led early from Andrew Priolo (who started P3), White, Ellement (from p4) and Stewart.

The race was only two laps old when American Bud Kaeding (who started from P15), spun around in pits bend.

On the restart Ellement pounced and slipped into second while Stewart put a slide job on Priolo to take third on the next lap.

By lap seven Kendrick was into lapped traffic and on lap 8 Stewart got by Ellement for second.

On lap 10 Callaghan spun when coming out of turn four, but managed to keep the power on and resumed further back in the pack and shortly afterwards Stewart took the lead from Kendrick.

By midrace distance Stewart had opened up a sizeable lead over Kendrick, Harding (who was now into fourth) and Priolo.

On lap 18 Stewart put a lap on White and about the same time Harding had entered in a battle for second with Kendrick.

On lap 19 Kris Coyle cut a left rear tyre and limped the #79 to the infield and on the following lap Harding finally won his battle for second with Kendrick with Priolo was now closing in on Kendrick.

On lap 24 Harding signalled to Stewart that he was in contention for the lead by running underneath him and at the same time Kendrick and Priolo started a series of slide jobs that ran for a few laps before, with three laps remaining, Priolo ran too high and hit the wall.

Kendrick made contact and was able to resume, albeit with a severely damaged top wing and back in fourth.

It was a disheartening result for Priolo who continues to show great pace and believed he was capable of claiming his second podium finish for the season.

As the field regrouped, Mitchell Wormall lined up in 1th with a deflated left rear and was unable to complete the journey, falling short by two laps.

White had a good result in her first outing in the USA2, taking fourth, while Kendrick limped home in fifth, ahead of AJ Nash who started seventh and finished sixth, Callaghan who started ninth and finished seventh, Matthew Cross who started 12th and finished eighth and Trevor Jolly who started 13th and finished ninth.

The third American in the field, Bud Kaeding, was a non-finisher after only putting 14 laps in the book in a night that he struggled in the USA1.

White took the first heat race after getting the jump on Stewart, crossing the line ahead of Priolo and Coyle.

This race was marred by Adrian Haywood losing traction early on the back straight and being collected by Cameron McKenzie, with both cars suffering major damage.

Haywood took the rap for the contact and his crew was able to rebuild for the next round of heats, while McKenzie was out in his debut sprintcar race.

In the second heat Wormall hit the fence and crashed hard after he was involved in a spirited battle for track position with Kendrick and was out - also forcing Wormall Motorsport to work hard to rebound for the next heats.

Ellement took the heat win from Kendrick and Harding.

The third heat went to Priolo, who started from P5, from Kendrick who started from P8 and White who started from P9.

The fourth heat was won by Harding who started from P5 and stole the race on the last corner from Kris Coyle who started on the front row and led for most of the journey, with Stewart coming home in third after started P8.

The night was pretty much over before it began for Callum Williamson who went into the show as the leader in the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points.

He posted the quickest lap in hot laps but withdrew with engine damage and now the team is in a race to sort out their motor issues before the second round of USA v WA Sprintcar Speedweek returns to the Motorplex on Saturday night.

RESULTS Qualifying: Shane Stewart 13.723, Jason Kendrick 13.838, Harli White 13.886, Ben Ellement 13.906, Tom Callaghan 13.907, Mitchell Wormall 13.911, Andrew Priolo 13931, Daniel Harding 13.963, AJ Nash 14.123, Adrian Haywood 14.125, Jamie Oldfield 14.151, Kris Coyle 14.169, Cameron McKenzie 14.429, Trevor Jolly 14.545, Brodie Minchin 14.700, Matthew Cross 14.762, Callum Williamson NTT.

Heat 1: 1st Harli White, 2nd Andrew Priolo, 3rd Kris Coyle, 4th Tom Callaghan, 5th Brodie Minchin. DNF: Shane Stewart, Bud Kaeding, Cameron McKenzie, Adrian Haywood.

Heat 2: 1st Ben Ellement, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Jamie Oldfield, 5th AJ Nash, 6th Matthew Cross, 7th Trevor Jolly. DNF: Mitchell Wormall. DNS: Callum Williamson.

Heat 3: 1st Andrew Priolo, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Harli White, 4th AJ Nash, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Brodie Minchin, 7th Trevor Jolly. DNS: Callum Williamson.

Heat 4: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Kris Coyle, 3rd Shane Stewart, 4th Jamie Oldfield, 5th Ben Ellement, 6th Bud Kaeding, 7th Matthew Cross, 8th Tom Callaghan.

Feature: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Shane Stewart, 3rd Jamie Oldfield, 4th Harli White, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th AJ Nash, 7th Tom Callaghan, 8th Matthew Cross, 9th Trevor Jolly. DNF: Mitchell Wormall, Andrew Priolo, Adrian Haywood, Kris Coyle, Ben Ellement, Brodie Minchin and Bud Kaeding. DNS: Cameron McKenzie and Callum Williamson.

 

 

Hydraulink War of the Wings Sprintcar Series

Third generation racer Caleb Baughan put up an impressive drive to win the R.A Shearing Contractors sponsored Hydraulink War of the Wings Sprintcar Series feature at Ruapuna Speedway, Christchurch, New Zealand on Saturday night. Highly rated late Model Sedan racer Paddy North continued his great run in his Sprintcar to finish second with veteran Daniel Anderson third. Defending Hydraulink WoW champion Jamie Duff set quick time, while Sam O'Callaghan set the fastest time of the night on his way to victory in the first heat, and claimed the OEM Audio bonus. Heat race wins went to O'Callaghan, North and Anderson
17 cars hit the track for time trials

Time Trials - Top 10: Jamie Duff 13.6228 seconds 1, Daniel Anderson 13.7898 2, Allan Chapman 13.9039 3, Sam O'Callaghan 13.9456 4, Ray Baughan 14.0552 5, Martin Harcourt 14.0727 6, Shaun Ashton 14.1137 7, Ben Gilmore 14.2053 8, Matt Honeywell 14.2187 9, Andy Erskine 14.2944 10.
Ht 1. O'Callaghan 1, Honeywell 2, Ashton 3.
Ht 2. Anderson 1, Duff 2, Gilmore 3.
Ht 3. Paddy North 1, Chapman 2, O'Callaghan 3.
Feature. Caleb Baughan 1, North 2, Anderson 3,

Series Points after 2 rounds (Round 1 washed out)
Caleb Baughan,100,1: Paddy North,97,2: Daniel Anderson,90,3: Jamie Duff,87,4: Ben Gilmore,87,4=:Shaun Ashton,77,6: Martin Harcourt,72,7: Matt Honeywell,70,8: Sam O'Callaghan,60,9: Allan Chapman,55,10: Alicia Hill,50,11: Gene Spooner,47,12: Jacob Brownlees,40,13: Nathan Roberts,38,14: Ray Baughan,30,15: Nigel Colvin,25,16: Andy Erskine,20,17:

 

 

Two out of 3 aint bad

Last night’s RD 4 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series saw V29 Michael Tancredi lock in his second A main victory for the season. “After time trialling 13th with a broken bird cage I never thought I would be on the top step at the end of the night. Heat 1 we got put back 2 spots so my frame of mind at the start of the night wasn’t good but we had a good car and it was just a matter of me getting my head right and making it all the way to the end. The boys told me going out for the A to slow down, its 30 laps which is what I did. The car was a rocket all night and I have to
thank TB, Anthony, Locky and the rest, they do a rippa job and without them I wouldn’t be able to go racing.” an excited Tancredi said at his postrace interview.

Tancredi won the Pole Shoot out and chose to start the A from P1. V7 Paul Solomon beside him in 2. NT7 Colin Brooks in 3 and VA8 Dan Evans in 4. Tancredi was fast from the start and was pulling away from the field when young V49 Ricky Clarke who was enjoying his first run with the series hooked a rut and bought on the Reds 8 laps into the race. Clarke was unhurt but gutted as he sat on the
infield for the remainder of the A. Again Tancredi pulled away at the start while VA8 Dan Evans and SA96 Brendan Guerin were gaining on Solomon in second. Evans finally worked his way into second then challenged the leader before sustaining rear end damage which bought on the yellows and ended his race. This allowed the field to bunch up again and give Tancredi clean air until lap traffic started to come into play when Solomon made a move and passed Tancredi but couldn’t make it stick. This was a wakeup call for the leader who appeared to find extra speed and pulled away for a deserving win. Top 5 ended up V29 Michael Tancredi, V7 Paul Solomon in 2nd, S96 Brendan Guerin
3rd, NT26 Tony Moule 4th and V16 James Wren.

“A highlight of the night was to watch V75 Mitch Smith pick up his first Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award with a 14.707. The young hard charger is relatively new to the sport this only being his second full season of racing and on what was no doubt an emotional day for the Team it was brilliant to see him rewarded. Having said that the night didn’t finish well as they hurt their engine after Heat
1.” Searle said.

On a heavy race track at Blue Ribbon Raceway teams had their work cut out for them making it an elbows up exciting race and with Santa paying a visit to the kids the good crowd in attendance would have all gone home satisfied.

Heat wins –Scott Enderl, Michael Tancredi, Paul Solomon and Colin Brooks

A Main results: V29 Michael Tancredi, 2nd V7 Paul Solomon, 3rd SA96 Brendan Guerin, 4th NT26 Tony Moule, 5th V16 James Wren, 6th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 7th NT7 Colin Brooks, 8th SA11 Scott Enderl, 9th VA99 Corey Sandow, 10th VA2 Boyd Harris, 11th SA33 Mark Caruso, 12th VA82 Mathew O’Shannassy- DNF, 13th VA8 Dan Evans-DNF, 14th VA10 Steven Loader-DNF, 15th V49 Ricky Clarke-DNF

Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw –James Wren - $100 cash Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Scott Enderl – set seat belts Hoosier Hero – Michael Tancredi – Hoosier WAV tyre Flocon Lucky 7 – Colin Brooks - $100 cash
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – James Wren - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –Jarman Dalitz - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Mitch Smith – a year’s subscription to Oval Express
Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Mark Caruso
BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Tony Moule

 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2019
MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

KERRY Madsen is the WA Sprintcar Champion for another year after he won the prestigious event at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

It was a back-to-back win for Madsen and Krikke Motorsport in the championship stakes, repeating a similar performance from 12 months earlier.

Madsen, who only flew into town on Friday from America, settled into the W2 very quickly and won the 30-lap feature race from Jason Kendrick and Callum Williamson.

The ‘Mad Man’ was second in Victory 1 Performance Qualifying at the start of the show, with his 13.903 best lap only bettered by Daniel Harding who belted out a 13.887 lap.

Madsen then took a win and a third in his heat races to start on the outside of Harding for the main event.

He took off at the start of the feature with Kendrick, who started from P3, moving up into second with Harding into third.

Only four laps were in the books when the front runners were into lapped traffic and on the fifth lap Shaun Bradford, who started out of P6, spun around on the back straight but managed to rejoin the field, albeit some distance back from his original position.

Williamson and Harding were trading blows for third spot from about this point and on lap eight they were joined by Ben Ellement who was also looking threatening,

With 10 laps down Madsen was looking strong ahead of Kendrick, Williamson, Harding and Ellement and as the leader came up to lap Todd Davis on the back straight, he slid up the track and made contact, spinning the W63 around.

Davis was out of the contest and out of the car quickly to remonstrate with Madsen who had slight top wing damage from the incident.

Again after the restart Madsen was the leader from Kendrick with the intense battle between Williamson and Harding continuing.

Ellement once again joined in and got to third, only for it to end in tears as he pulled the W53 infield with mechanical issues.

On unlucky lap 13 Taylor Milling hit the fence and damaged the front-end of the W25.

On the restart Kendrick put a slide job on Madsen, forcing Madsen to slow up and Williamson, who was now comfortably into third was also pressuring Madsen, but it was to no avail as Jaydee Dack lost a front wheel of the W67, putting the field back into the original positions.

There were some great battles back in the pack including between AJ Nash and Ben Butcher, but unfortunately for Nash, he also parked the W9 on the infield just after the midrace distance,

There was plenty of bumping going on right through the field with countless high-speed slide jobs delivered.

With five laps remaining Madsen and Kendrick had put a sizeable gap on the rest of the field and Kendrick edged closer to Madsen on lap 27 before Matthew Cross spun around in front of them, forcing yet another restart.

Lachlan McHugh, driving the W60 and Mitchell Wormall in the W97 had a good scrap for fourth in the latter stages that also saw James Inglis, in his first race of the season, joining in.

The red lights came on as the field was on its last lap after Luke Dillon, Inglis and McHugh were all involved in an incident coming out of turn two, seeing the race declared.

Wormall hung on for fourth after starting from p6, crossing the line ahead of Dillon who came out of P8, Harding, Priolo ( from P7), Butcher (a solid effort in a 360ci powered car and coming through for eighth after starting P16), Bradford, Pryde (taking 10th from P14), Oldfield (recovering well from P21 to P11), Lancaster (from P19 to P12), Callaghan 13th and Cross 14th.

The first heat of the night went to Harding, who started on pole, from Kendrick and Ellement.

In the second heat Jamie Oldfield was pushing hard on Andrew Priolo before tagging the fence in turns 1-2, destroyed the W51’s front-end, forcing the team to put in a new one before the next round of heats.

Madsen, who started on pole, won from Priolo and Bradford.

Oldfield’s crew thrashed hard to get him back on the track, but early in the third heat he was again out after suffering from front-end issues.

Kye Scroop made a welcome return to racing to take the convincing win from Kris Coyle and Tom Callaghan, with Coyle moving through the field well after starting from P6.

Wormall was all smiles in the fourth heat, taking the win from Ellement and Madsen.

Williamson still leads the points in the series on 1124, 22 ahead of Wormall on 1102, Pryde 1078, Coyle 1064 and Ellement 1062, with all five playing their Jokers.

Ellement, McHugh, Butcher and Madsen all played their Jokers on the night to double their feature race points.

Round 7 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series will be held at the Perth Motorplex on December 26 - the first round of the USA v WA Sprintcar Speedweek.

Qualifying: Daniel Harding 13.887, Kerry Madsen 13.903, Jason Kendrick 13.949, Callum Williamson 13.962, AJ Nash 14.096, Shaun Bradford 14.111, Ben Ellement 14.133, Andrew Priolo 14.186. Luke Dillon 14.316, Jason Pryde 14.351, Lachlan McHugh 14.376, Jamie Oldfield 14.423, Kris Coye 14.454, James Inglis 14.479, Mitchell Wormall 14.596, Taylor Milling 14.661, Tom Callaghan 14.757, Jaydee Dack 14.883, Ben Butcher 14.895, Todd Davis 14.908, Kye Scroop 14.960, Ryan Lancaster 15.097 and Matthew Cross 16.499.

Heat 1: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th Lachlan McHugh, 5th Luke Dillon, 6th Mitchell Wormall, 7th Ben Butcher, 8th AJ Nash, 9th Kris Coyle, 10th Tom Callaghan, 11th Matthew Cross. DNF: Kye Scroop.

Heat 2: 1st Kerry Madsen, 2nd Andrew Priolo, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th James Inglis, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th Jason Pryde, 8th Todd Davis, 9th Jaydee Dack, 10th Ryan Lancaster. DNF: Jamie Oldfield.

Heat 3: 1st Kye Scroop, 2nd Kris Coyle, 3rd Tom Callaghan, 4th Todd Davis, 5th Callum Williamson, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th Daniel Harding, 8th Luke Dillon, 9th Andrew Priolo, 10th AJ Nash. DNF: Jamie Oldfield.

Heat 4: 1st Mitchell Wormall, 2nd Ben Ellement, 3rd Kerry Madsen, 4th Lachlan McHugh, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th Shaun Bradford, 7th Ben Butcher, 8th James Inglis, 9th Jaydee Dack, 10th Jason Pryde, 11th Ryan Lancaster, 12th Matthew Cross.

Feature: 1st Kerry Madsen, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Mitchell Wormall, 5th Luke Dillon, 6th Daniel Harding, 7th Andrew Priolo, 8th Ben Butcher, 9th Shaun Bradford, 10th Jason Pryde, 11th Jamie Oldfield, 12th Ryan Lancaster, 13th Tom Callaghan, 14th Matthew Cross. DNF: James Inglis, Lachlan McHugh, Kris Coyle, AJ Nash, Jaydee Dack, Kye Scroop, Taylor Milling, Ben Ellement and Todd Davis.

Championship top 20: Callum Williamson 1124 (Joker), Mitchell Wormall 1102 (Joker), Jason Pryde 1078 (Joker), Kris Coyle 1064 (Joker), Ben Ellement 1062 (Joker), Jason Kendrick 996, Andrew Priolo 992 (Joker), Daniel Harding 990, Tom Callaghan 912 (Joker), Shaun Bradford 830 (Joker), Jamie Oldfield 822, Trevor Jolly 770 (Joker), AJ Nash 670, Taylor Milling 654, Aldo De Paoli 636, Lachlan McHugh 562 (Joker), Daniel Hartigan 526 (Joker), Todd Davis 520, Matthew Cross 512, Kerry Madsen 450 (Joker).

 


 

Another new winner for the record books

Last night’s RD3 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series saw Terry Pitt in the Peake Machinery Maintenance Engineering SA8 lock in his first series A Main win. An elated Pitt said at the post-race interview “it was an awesome night, we started slow and kinda worked our way into it, we rolled out the bottom for the final, and the track suited us and made for good racing. We got a bit lucky tonight, things went our way but we took our chances and made the most of it. It’s a big family deal, my brother and dad do a heap of hours in the shed just to get this deal ready. Brad, my wife
and the kids are always with us in the shed. It’s a family deal and that’s the way we love it. ”

The line-up for the A looked strong with SA52 Matt Egel and V29 Michael Tancredi starting on pole with SA33 Mark Caruso 3rd, VA8 Dan Evans in 4th. Egel got the start with Tancredi close behind. Unfortunately going into 4 Tancredi pushed up high and almost turned it around leaving VA8 Evans, NT26 Tony Moule and SA42 Jamie Hendry nowhere to go bringing on the yellows. All 4 cars were good to restart but leaving Tancredi going to the very rear. The restart line up order now moved SA8
Terry Pitt into P2 for the start. Egel again got the start with Caruso and Pitt close behind him. Driving the Whyalla Earthworks SA52 Egel pulled away from the field, lap after lap cutting thru the traffic
and gaining a huge lead. With only 9 laps to go he got caught up with lap traffic unfortunately ending his night. Mark Caruso & Terry Pitt had been dicing each other fighting for 2nd and third with Pitt finally winning the battle. At the restart with 9 to go Pitt stayed out front with Mark Caruso and brother Steven Caruso hot on his tail tank. Hard charger VA8 Dan Evans had worked his way up after starting from the rear at first restart finished 4th. SA11 Scott Enderl picking up a well-deserved 5th.

SA95 Jarman Dalitz, NT7 Colin Brooks, NT26 Tony Moule, V75 Mitch Smith, V7 Paul Solomon were all having their own race mid pack with some spectacular moves by all trying to gain positions on each other. Rookie racers to the series in VA10 Steven Loader had a great night managing to time trial in position 5 overall and finish 12th in the quality A Main field. Whilst Mildura based VA99 Corey
Sandow showed consistency and secured another A Main finish. Unfortunately Marcus Green in the
Skidmore owned V71’s night was cut short with engine failure.

Heat wins – Tony Moule, Matt Egel, Mark Caruso, and Paul Solomon

A Main results: SA8 Terry Pitt, 2nd SA33 Mark Caruso, 3rd SA10 Steven Caruso 4th VA8 Dan Evans, 5th
Scott Enderl, 6th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 7th NT7 Colin Brooks, 8th NT26 Tony Moule, 9th V75 Mitch Smith,
10th V7 Paul Solomon, 11th V29 Michael Tancredi, 12th VA10 Steven Loader, 13th SA42 Jamie Hendry-
14th SA91 Brent Fox 15th VA99 Corey Sandow, 16th- SA32 Ben Gartner-DNF, 17th SA52 Matt Egel-DNF.

Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw –Jamie Hendry - $100 cash Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Tony Moule – set seat belts Hoosier Hero – Terry Pitt – Hoosier WAV tyre Flocon Lucky 7 – Colin Brooks - $100 cash
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – no winner - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –Steven Loader - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Mark Caruso with an 11.910 – a year’s subscription to
Oval Express Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Corey Sandow
BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Daniel Evans

 

Butler Wins Thrilling Don Rehm Classic in Top Gun Finale

The second annual Don Rehm Classic presented by Boomtrux.com led an exciting night of action at East Bay Raceway Park that featured six divisions of racing.

For the Top Gun Sprint Series, the Don Rehm Classic gives the teams a chance to take off the wings and do battle at the Clay by the Bay. Entering the contest, which is the final event of the Top Gun Sprints regular season, two-time series champion AJ Maddox led the points by 20 over Keith Butler.

Maddox would get started on the right foot by winning heat race, joining Andrew Griffin and Shane Butler as the trio of drivers who had the shot at the Lee and Jeff Barfield Clean Sweep Award, which offered $600 on this night.

Maddox and Butler would share the second row at the start of the 25-lap main event with Griffin poised on the inside of the third row. At the start, Billy Boyd and Bryan Eckley put themselves in position to have a say in the outcome, but Shane Butler would be running third for the first caution. It wouldn’t take long for Butler to assert himself into the lead on the restart as the race enduring a few early cautions. Maddox made the move to take second the seventh lap, but the leader was hiding among lapped traffic. Butler masterfully worked his way through the field to keep the point until a mid-race caution bunched the front runners again. As the second half began, action again centered on the lead two cars with Maddox pulling a slide job for the lead, only to have Butler take it right back by turn one. The final caution flew on lap 22 when Tim George and Boyd tangled in turn three, setting up a shootout to the finish. The lead changed hands four times in the last two laps and the two raced off turn four to Derek Powell’s checkered flag in a photo finish. It was Butler who claimed the win by the slightest margin, but his second place finish gave Maddox his third series title.

John Inman etched his name in the record books, capturing the opening feature in the Q Auto & Injury Medical Malpractice Attorneys Micro Sprints. Inman took the lead on the third lap of the 15-lap main that ran without a caution flag. Corey Dyal and Larry Rarer took home heat wins.

Street Stock action saw a familiar face in Victory Lane as 2018 division champion John Bradley made the most of his infrequent appearances. Bradley thanked Bud his car owner who wanted to go racing tonight. Bradley grabbed the lead with a masterful outside move on a lap 2 restart and kept Jerry Bruce at bay throughout the remainder of the contest. Bradley and Tim Gay won heat events.

Bruce Harvey slipped past race leader Forrest Gough with two laps remaining to notch a win in Late Model Sportsman main. Gough had taken a heat win and stands in position to claim the division title. Jesse Brown added a heat win.

Raymond Rogers Sr. and Nick Brown took heat wins in the V-8 Warrior class, which saw a number of new competitors. Juston Meeks took the early lead in the feature, but Wayne Kissam assumed command on lap 3. Nick Brown was lurking and made his move to the front on lap 7. George Handy followed through to take second and set up a strong battle to the finish. Brown refused to give up the bottom line, forcing Handy to the high side for a lap 13 pass for the win.

The final feature of the night saw the Studio Red Salon Gladiators put 20 cars on the track for their 15-lap finale. Heat winner Kyle Bowman notched the fifth feature win of the season. The winner was celebrating the win and the birth of a child who arrived on Thanksgiving, giving credit to the crew members who prepared the car for the night while he was attending to being father of a newborn. Bowman was joined by Robert Kissam as heat race winner earlier in the night.

East Bay Raceway Park will be in action next Saturday, Dec. 7. Gagel’s Open Wheel MOdifieds and Late Model Sportsman will wrap up their 2019 campaign with topless action. Also on the schedule are the V-8 Warriors, Dirt’s 4 Racing Street Stocks, Studio Red Salon Gladiators and Daytona Antique Auto Racing Association.

TOP GUN SPRINTS

DON REHM CLASSIC PRESENTED BY BOOMTRUX.COM: Shane Butler (18), AJ Maddox (3A), Andrew Griffin (27), Bryan Eckley (12B), Brandon Grubaugh (G6), Billy Boyd (4), Connor Loeffler (22), DJ Peeples (30), Johnnie Alexander (113), Keith Butler (19), Ryan Bartholomew (G11), Kyle Connery (91), Luke Hill (41), Matt Kurtz (20), Steve Muller (29), Jimmie Miltner (4×4), Tim George (B2), Skeeter Kelley (11), Chris Hahn (2), Garrett Green (82), Cole Nichols (N20), Anthony D’Alessio (17C), Billy Bridges (11B)

Q AUTO & INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEYS MICRO SPRINTS

Feature: John Inman (59x), Chris Livernois Jr. (71), Doug Dyal (97D), Paul Seburn (23), William Burnside (13), Brian Baxter (98), Corey Dyal (00D), Jerod Meyers (7), JoJo Davis (27), Larry Rarer (97Z), Joe Bartow (3)

 

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

JASON Kendrick became the first multiple feature race winner of the season when he claimed the Kwinana Cup at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Kendrick won the fifth round of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series from Daniel Harding and Ben Ellement, with a car that sounded more like a tractor for much of the 30-lap journey.

Despite a hole developing in the one of the right header pipes early in the feature, Kendrick was able to take the win - on the back of the win he claimed at Bunbury a couple of weeks ago.

He started the night in the best possible fashion, taking the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time with a 14.421 second lap, bettering that of Jason Pryde with a 14.699, Callum Williamson 14.714, Harding 14.793 and Kris Coyle 14.797.

Kendrick then started off the front row to win his first heat and then claimed a third in the next outing after starting from P8.

The feature race was just getting underway when Aldo De Paoli flipped the W96 in turn one, bringing on the red lights.

Ellement, who started on the front row with Kendrick, slipped into second while Williamson, who was coming out of P3, was in third.

With just six laps in the book Kendrick was into traffic and a few laps later started to sound a lot louder, thanks to the hole developing in one of the header pipes.

Pryde spun around on the back straight on lap nine, forcing another restart and it was still Kendrick from Ellement and Williamson, with Ben Van Ryt, who started out of P7, looking strong in fourth.

Van Ryt powered his way up to second on the restart with Williamson was trading blows with Ellement for third spot.

Jamie Oldfield, who was out of P6, was into fourth soon afterwards before the red lights came on again, this time for Coyle who hit the fence and flipped when coming out of P2.

As the field regrouped at the midrace point, Pryde headed infield with a broken throttle linkage.

On the next restart Williamson was pushing had and got his way back into third again just as Jamie Oldfield ran out of racing room when coming out of turn four, hitting the fence and damaging the front end of the W51.

On lap 19 Williamson got by Van Ryt for second and set his sights on Kendrick out in front.

He hit the lead, momentarily on lap 22 and on the next lap he went too hard in pits fence, crashing out.

Harding got by Ellement for third on lap 24 and then took over second from Van Ryt in the dying stages.

In the race to the checkers Van Ryt’s W75 slowed up, running out of fuel, seeing him cross the line in fourth behind Ellement who was in a 360ci powered car for the night.

Later on Van Ryt weighed in light and was disqualified.

Andrew Priolo continued his usual run of coming through the pack in feature races, converting a P10 start into fourth which was a solid recovery after he stumbled in qualifying to the 13th.

Fifth went to Taylor Milling who started from P11, with sixth to Mitchell Wormall (from P9), AJ Nash, Tom Callaghan, Jaydee Dack and Trevor Jolly.

Five drivers - Priolo, Wormall, Callaghan, Jolly and Van Ryt played their Jokers on the night to double their feature race points.

The move paid off best for Priolo after he took fourth, while Wormall’s sixth now sees him second in the championship on 960, ahead of Pryde on 948, Coyle 948 and Priolo 856.

Williamson still leads the championship points on 980 from Wormall

Harding was the weekly winner of the Hoosier right rear tyre draw.

After five consecutive weeks, the series had a break before resuming with the WA Sprintcar Championship to be held at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, December 7.

Heat 1: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd AJ Nash, 4th Ben Van Ryt, 5th Kris Coyle, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Aldo De Paoli, 8th Trevor Jolly.

Heat 2: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Jason Pryde, 3rd Jamie Oldfield, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Tom Callaghan, 7th Ben Ellement, 8th Jaydee Dack.

Heat 3: 1st Jamie Oldfield, 2nd Ben Ellement, 3rd Ben Van Ryt, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th Jason Pryde, 6th AJ Nash, 7th Taylor Milling, 8th Trevor Jolly.

Heat 4: 1st Andrew Priolo, 2nd Mitchell Wormall, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Jaydee Dack, 5th Kris Coyle, 6th Daniel Harding, 7th Tom Callaghan, 8th Aldo De Paoli

Feature: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th Andrew Priolo, 5th Taylor Milling, 6th Mitchell Wormall, 7th AJ Nash, 8th Tom Callaghan, 9th Jaydee Dack, 10th Trevor Jolly. DNF: Callum Williamson, Jamie Oldfield, Jason Pryde, Kris Coyle, Aldo De Paoli. DQ Ben Van Ryt.

Championship points: Callum Williamson 980, Mitchell Wormall 960, Jason Pryde 948, Kris Coyle 948, Andrew Priolo 856, Daniel Harding 852, Jason Kendrick 850, Ben Ellement (850), Tom Callaghan 788, Trevor Jolly 770, Shaun Bradford 698, Jamie Oldfield 694, Aldo De Paoli 636, AJ Nash 556, Taylor Milling 546, Daniel Hartigan 526, Ben Van Ryt 446, Todd Davis 416, Adrian Haywood 390, Matthew Cross 390, Lachlan McHugh 326, Ben Butcher 250, Robert Watson jnr 246, Darren Mewett 200, Luke Dillon 142, Jaydee Dack 132, Phil Waters 50.

 

 

Tancredi lock’s in the Series opener

Night one of the season started off well for V29 Michael Tancredi time trialling in the top 5, picking up a heat win and locking in his first A Main for the season in the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series. “It was a really good track, nice and wide and racy and allowed for racing from the back without wearing tyres. I didn’t know all the carnage going on behind me. The good thing about this place is it is so big you can survive these incidents. The car was great to drive and I have to thank my team for this.” said a very happy Tancredi at the post race interview.

The line-up for the A looked strong with Tancredi starting on pole with SA33 Mark Caruso in 2, NT7 Colin Brooks in 3rd, VA8 Dan Evans 4th, V75 Mitch Foster 5th and NT26 Tony Moule 6th. On lap 1 Tancredi took the lead then going into 3 &4 Brooks rode a wheel of Evans leaving the front runners nowhere to go. The incident involved Brooks, Evans, Caruso & Moule. With an open red being called it allowed Evans, Wren, Smith & Sandow to change their damaged tires and restart also. Brooks was unfortunately out but the rest could restart but with the line-up order changing dramatically. SA33 Caruso and NT26 Moule had to start from the back. Tancredi went on to pull away from the field, NSW 36 Eddie Lumber survived all the carnage at the start finished in 2nd rewarding his team with a podium for bringing out the 360 for the night. NT26 Moule had to work his way up from the back and did so charging up into 3rd after a handful of laps. SA95 Jarman Dalitz made a return to the series and after starting out the night out with brake issues finished with a strong with a 4th place result. V16 James Wren was another that started with engine issues in hot laps but sorted them out and Wren picked up 5th place. Caruso bought out the reds on lap 20 going hard into the turn 4 wall and ended his night. Young hard charger Mitch Smith’s V75 had a great night and locked into the Pole Shoot Out. Farmer Phil Locks season got off to a shocker after hurting his engine in the Heats. Young charger Jordyn Charge’s V60 was sidelined all night with engine damage in Time Trials.

“We have to again thank the team at Heartland, Dave and the boys put on a fantastic race track for us and we were so relieved to finally get our first show done. All the teams raced well with their own personal ambitions being achieved.” Promoter Searle said at the end of the night.

Heat wins – Eddie Lumbar, Dan Evans, Mark Caruso & Michael Tancredi

A Main results: V29 Michael Tancredi, 2nd NSW36 Eddie Lumbar, 3rd NT26 Tony Moule, 4th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 5th V16 James Wren, 6th VA8 Dan Evans, 7th V7 Paul Solomon, 8th V78 Chris Campbell, 9th NSW 38 Shaun Forrell, 10th VA2 Boyd Harris, 11th V75 Mitch Smith, 12th VA99 Corey Sandow, 13th SA33 Mark Caruso-DNF, 14th VA10 Steven Loader, 15th NT7 Colin Brooks.

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw –James Wren- $100 cash Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Chris Campbell – set seat belts Hoosier Hero – Michael Tancredi – Hoosier WAV tyre Flocon Lucky 7 – Paul Solomon - $100 cash Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – Boyd Harris - $200 cash All Star Hot Arse Award –Mitch Smith - Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Mark Caruso – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Corey Sandow BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Jarman Dalitz

 

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019
MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

BEN Ellement is WA’s sprintcar King of Wings for the 2019-20 season.

Ellement won the 38th Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night, hardly putting a foot wrong in the Muir Motorsports #53.

He started off the show in the best possible fashion, with a 13.975 second lap good enough to claim the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time award.

From there he took a second and a fourth in the heats and started on pole for the 40-lap feature race, that featured a mid-race infield pit stop, and went on to win the event from Callum Wiliamson and Daniel Harding.

The feature race had not even started and the field had lost the W60 of Lachlan McHugh who was due to start out of P9.

He joined Ben Van Ryt as a spectator, when the W75 suffered engine damage in qualifying and took no further part in the show.

Mitchell Wormall, who had just won the 360 sprintcar feature race and started from P14 in the main event, was the first race casualty, hitting the fence when coming out of turn four.

One lap in and Adrian Haywood was the next out after he tagged Aldo De Paoli in pits bend, with only the latter getting a restart.

The red lights came not long into the next restart when Jason Kendrick came together with Taylor Milling in the first turns, flipping hard and putting himself out of the show - Milling was able to get a restart.

Six laps in and it was Matthew Cross who spun around, forcing the field to bunch up again.

Ellement meanwhile had opened up a sizeable lead from Luke Dillon, Daniel Harding, Callum Williamson and Shaun Bradford when the pit stop was called with 12 laps in the book.

On the restart Ellement’s car stumbled and Dillon took full advantage, hitting the lead.

As they hit traffic Dillon went low to go underneath Cross while Ellement took the high side option and it paid off as he regained the lead.

Williamson was on a mission, first picking off Harding and then Dillon, sliding into second and preparing to mount a challenge on Ellement.

He snuck the front of the #3 into the lead on lap 22 but Ellement returned fire - only to see the move repeated a handful of laps later - and again Ellement was able to run the W53 on the boards and keep his wheels in front.

With a couple of laps remaining Williamson had one last roll of the dice but yet again Ellement showed he was not going to yield, taking his first 410ci sprintcar feature race victory with Muir Motorsport.

Dillon, who got the call up to fly across from South Australia and drive for Diamond Bay Motorsport, held on for fourth, ahead of Andrew Priolo who took fifth after starting from P12.

Shaun Bradford started and finished sixth, ahead of Milling who started on the front row with Ellement, AJ Nash who started 10th and finished eighth, Jason Pryde, Kris Coyle, Jamie Oldfield, Tom Callaghan, Daniel Hartigan, Trevor Jolly and De Paoli.

Heat wins went to Harding, Pryde, Milling and Williamson.

No drivers played their Jokers in this round and De Paoli was the winner of the Hoosier right rear tyre draw.

Williamson maintains his lead in the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series on 852 points, ahead of Coyle on 826, Pryde 823, Harding and Ellement on 706 each.

Round 5 of the series will be held at the Perth Motorplex next Saturday night.

Results:

Qualifying: Ben Ellement 13.975, Jason Pryde 13.991, Luke Dillon 14.028, Shaun Bradford 14.056, Taylor Milling 14.072, Callum Williamson 14.108, Daniel Harding 14.159, Jason Kendrick 14.198, Ben Van Ryt 14.249, Kris Coyle 14.264, Lachlan McHugh 14.344, Andrew Priolo 14.360, AJ Nash 14.419, Aldo De Paoli 14.440, Mitchell Wormall 14.508, Adrian Haywood 14.546, Tom Callaghan 14.589, Jamie Oldfield 14.610, Trevor Jolly 15.160, Matthew Cross 15.664, Daniel Harding NTT.

Heat 1: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Ben Ellement, 3rd Luke Dillon, 4th Lachlan McHugh, 5th Taylor Milling, 6th AJ Nash, 7th Mitchell Wormall, 8th Daniel Hartigan, 9th Tom Callaghan. DNF: Trevor Jolly. DNS: Ben Van Ryt.

Heat 2: 1st Jason Pryde, 2nd Shaun Bradford, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Andrew Priolo, 5th Callum Williamson, 6th Adrian Haywood, 7th Kris Coyle, 8th Jamie Oldfield, 9th Aldo De Paoli, 10th Matthew Cross.

Heat 3: 1st Taylor Milling, 2nd AJ Nash, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Ben Ellement, 5th Tom Callaghan, 6th Shaun Bradford, 7th Daniel Hartigan 8th Andrew Priolo, 9th Adrian Haywood, 10th Matthew Cross. DNS: Ben Van Ryt,

Heat 4: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Jamie Oldfield, 3rd Lachlan McHugh, 4th Luke Dillon, 5th Daniel Harding, 6th Kris Coyle, 7th Mitch Wormall, 8th Aldo De Paoli, 9th Jason Pryde, 10th Trevor Jolly.

Feature: 1st Ben Ellement, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Luke Dillon, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Shaun Bradford, 7th Taylor Milling, 8th AJ Nash, 9th Jason Pryde, 10th Kris Coyle, 11th Jamie Oldfield, 12th Tom Callaghan, 13th Daniel Hartigan, 14th Trevor Jolly, 15th Aldo De Paoli. DNF: Matthew Cross, Jason Kendrick, Adrian Haywood, Mitchell Wormall and Lachlan McHugh. DNS: Ben Van Ryt.

Series points: Callum Williamson 852, Kris Coyle 826, Jason Pryde 824, Daniel Harding 706, Ben Ellement 706, Jason Kendrick 700, Shaun Bradford 698, Mitchell Wormall 684, Andrew Priolo 572, Jamie Oldfield 568, Daniel Hartigan 526, Tom Callaghan 520, Aldo De Paoli 516, Trevor Jolly 510, Ben Van Ryt 446, AJ Nash 420, Todd Davis 416, Taylor Milling 406, Adrian Haywood 390, Mattheww Cross 380, Lachlan McHugh 326, Ben Butcher 250, Robert Watson jnr 246, Darren Mewett 200.

 

 

SANTOS III CAPS OFF STRONG 2019 SEASON WITH IRWINDALE WIN
November 10, 2019 – Bobby Santos III finished his 2019 King of the Wing season the same as he started; with a win. Santos took the lead from race leader Monty Bergener on lap 13 and never looked back. The win was the eighth consecutive in King of the Wing competition dating back to 2018.
Justin Segura lead the opening 8 laps with Bergener and Santos III in tow. Prior to lap 8, smoke began to come from the race leaders mount forcing KOTW officials to throw the yellow and inspect the race leaders smoking car. It was confirmed Segura was throwing oil on the track and Segura was forced out of the event. Once the race resumed it didn’t take Santos III long to take the top spot when he went to the high side of Bergener on lap 13. Santos then went on to lead the final17 circuits uncontested for his sixth KOTW victory of the season and a clean sweep of the KOTW tour through California to close out the 2019 season.
“It feels good to close the year out like this” explained Santos III in victory lane. ”We had a good car all weekend. My crew worked really hard. I love coming out to the west coast and racing. Irwindale Speedway is my favorite track in the country. Love being here” concluded Santos III.
Following Santos III to the stripe was Eric Humphries and AJ Russell. Humphries clinched his second consecutive King of the Wing championship with his runner-up effort.
Interestingly enough, Sunday’s win was the ninth total pavement sprint car victory of the season for Santos III. He now finds himself in a tie with Troy DeCaire for the national pavement sprint car wins total on the season. Santos III indicated he has no plans to compete in anymore events in 2019.
IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY KING OF THE WING 3O LAP FEATURE RESULTS
1. Bobby Santos (22a)
2. Eric Humphries (15)
3. AJ Russell (7r)
4. Audra Sasselli (77)
5. Ron Larson (12L)
6. Monty Bergener (12b)
7. Richie Larson (22)
8. Cameron Neisinger (12n)
9. Hunter Stanley (02)
10. Alan Beck (4)
11. Mike Anderson (68)
12. Justin Segura (46)

 

Carney Tops ASCS Sprint Cars at Central Arizona Speedway’s “Night of Champions”

Lonnie Wheatley, CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (November 9, 2019) – Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour star John Carney II took center stage at Saturday’s “Night of Champions” event at Central Arizona Speedway by racing to victory lane in the 25-lap ASCS Southwest Region Sprint Car feature.

While the El Paso native took Sprint Car honors, other “Night of Champions” winners included Tim Ward in IMCA Modifieds, Bo Partain in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Donald Comstock in Pure Stocks, Bransen Lacy in Bombers and Shane Hinsley in Mod Lites.

After landing the pole position for the 25-lap feature, Carney II gunned into the pole at the outset and never looked back en route to victory lane. Carney II, who recently earned Rookie of the Year honors on the National Tour, took the win ahead of North Dakota’s Mark Dobmeier with Eric Wilkins, J.T. Imperial and Alex Pettas among the top five.

In the IMCA Modified ranks, Tim Ward rallied from seven rows deep to score the victory. After starting 15th, Ward found his way to victory lane ahead of Tyler Mecl with Tony Martin, Roy Poeling and Kelsie Foley completing the top five.

Bo Partin made it two in a row in IMCA Sport Modified action by rallying from ninth to take the checkered flag ahead of Cody Miller, David Farley, J.J. McCarty and Gerry Glenn.

Donald Comstock raced from the ninth starting position as well for Pure Stock honors ahead of Kevin Risacher and Bud Marshall, Bransen Lacy got the best of a one-two Lacy outing in the Bombers with John Lacy in second and then Zack Tate in third while Shane Hinsley capitalized on a front row outside starting position to deny Bodie Parker and Brendan Priest in Mod Lites.

Kelsie Foley earned the Central Arizona Speedway IMCA Modified championship with other track champions crowned on Saturday night including Mark Harrison in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Donald Comstock in Pure Stocks and Zach Tate in Bombers.

Central Arizona Speedway returns to action on November 21-24 with Desert Thunder featuring IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, Bombers and Power 600 Micro Sprints.

Central Arizona Speedway – October 26, 2019 Night of Champions Results:

ASCS Southwest Region Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 01-John Carney II, 2. 22-Jesse Baker, 3. 75x-J.T. Imperial, 4. 74-Colton Hardy, 5. 45-Jeff Lowery, 6. 6-Bud Rowe, 7. 18J-Paul Jones.

Heat Two: 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 2. 2-Alex Pettas, 3. 115-Nick Parker, 4. 8-Eric Wilkins, 5. 7-Joshua Shipley, 6. 14-Cody Sickles.

“A” Main: 1. 01-John Carney II, 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 3. 8-Eric Wilkins, 4. 75x-J.T. Imperial, 5. 2-Alex Pettas, 6. 22-Jesse Baker, 7. 115-Nick Parker, 8. 6-Bud Rowe, 9. 45-Jeff Lowery, 10. 7-Joshua Shipley, 11. 18J-Paul Jones, 12. 74-Colton Hardy, 13. 14-Cody Sickles.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 23-Terry Haven, 2. 292-Tony Martin, 3. 8-Doug Meeks, 4. 118-Jesse Patterson, 5. 27-Mark Carrell, 6. 10s-Rick Spencer II, 7. 14J-Jay Foster.

Heat Two: 1. 71az-Tyler Mecl, 2. 2x-Ray Poeling, 3. 93ar-Anthony Smith, 4. 39-Derek Huggins, 5. 23c-Chuck Grohnke, 6. 32ak-Tim Jauhola, 7. 25c-Scott Starns.

Heat Three: 1. 18k-Jacob Pace, 2. 2m-Nolan Morrow, 3. 16-Jimmy Mills, 4. 03-Dave Kraft, 5. 44k-Kelsie Foley, 6. 4tw-Tim Ward, 7. 71s-Brent Schlafmann.

“A” Main: 1. 4tw-Tim Ward, 2. 71az-Tyler Mecl, 3. 292-Tony Martin, 4. 2x-Ray Poeling, 5. 44k-Kelsie Foley, 6. 18k-Jacob Pace, 7. 2m-Nolan Morrow, 8. 118-Jesse Patterson, 9. 27-Mark Carrell, 10. 14J-Jay Foster, 11. 10s-Rick Spencer II, 12. 8-Doug Meeks, 13. 39-Derek Huggins, 14. 23-Terry Haven, 15. 23c-Chuck Grohnke, 16. 03-Dave Kraft, 17. 32ak-Tim Jauhola, 18. 71s-Brent Schlafmann, 19. 25c-Scott Starns, 20. 93ar-Anthony Smith, 21. 16-Jimmy Mills.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 2k-Taylor Kuehl, 2. 75c-Bo Partain, 3. 10m-Cody Miller, 4. 83g-Gerry Glenn, 5. 8w-Koty McGullam, 6. 56-Terry Bahr, 7. 69-Marcos Bojorquez.

Heat Two: 1. 51F-David Farley, 2. 77k-Chris Rhein, 3. 20-Mark Harrison, 4. 69x-Jackie Frye, 5. 12dt-Dixon Tipton, 6. 34-James Meile, 7. 0T-Kenneth Terry.

Heat Three: 1. 99-Adam Echter, 2. 11az-Cole Carver, 3. 06-Rex Hasley, 4. T38-Tommy Thompson, 5. 111-J.J. McCarty, 6. 222-Steve Bitting.

“A” Main: 1. 75c-Bo Partain, 2. 10m-Cody Miller, 3. 51F-David Farley, 4. 111-J.J. McCarty, 5. 83g-Gerry Glenn, 6. T38-Tommy Thompson, 7. 2k-Taylor Kuehl, 8. 8w-Koty McGullam, 9. 56-Terry Bahr, 10. 69x-Jackie Frye, 11. 77k-Chris Rhein, 12. 20-Mark Harrison, 13. 222-Steve Bitting, 14. 12dt-Dixon Tipton, 15. 69-Marco Bojorquez, 16. 34-James Meile, 17. 0T-Kenneth Terry, 18. 06-Rex Hasley, 19. 99-Adam Echter, 20. 11az-Cole Carver.

Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. 01-Nelson Morrow, 2. 505-Casey Murdoch, 3. 47-Virgil McArthur, 4. 20-Brandon Schilling, 5. 57T-Justin Taylor, 6. 82-Paul Arseneau, 7. 16-Derek Morrow, 8. 3-John Lashley.

Heat Two: 1. 28-Donald Comstock, 2. 124-Bud Marshall, 3. 03-Kevin Risacher, 4. 262-Julia Alves, 5. 13a-Clay Arseneau, 6. X-Dana Alves, 7. 2jr-Jack Lacy, 8. 99-Mike Lilly.

“A” Main: 1. 28-Donald Comstock, 2. 03-Kevin Risacher, 3. 124-Bud Marshall, 4. 01-Nelson Morrow, 5. 20-Brandon Schilling, 6. 82-Paul Arseneau, 7. 13a-Clay Arseneau, 8. 505-Casey Murdoch, 9. 262-Julia Alves, 10. 57T-Justin Taylor, 11. 2jr-Jack Lacy, 12. 3-John Lashley, 13. X-Dana Alves, 14. 47-Virgil McArthur, 15. 16-Derek Morrow, 16. 99-Mike Lilly.

Bombers:

Heat One: 1. 28r-Bransen Lacy, 2. 31-Guy Spelbring, 3. 57-Austin Wiseman, 4. 4c-Pete Clubb, 5. 17-Rusty Smith, 6. 8-Alexander Kovalik, 7. 420m-Chris Mortensen.

Heat Two: 1. 42-Cory Jarbeau, 2. 2-John Lacy, 3. 68-Kevin Souligne, 4. 6c-Greg Brannon, 5. 44-Sierra Weber, 6. 03c-Steven Manzanedo.

Heat Three: 1. 5c-Zack Tate, 2. 9-Paul O’Conner, 3. 7c-Joe D’Ambrosio, 4. 25jr-Albert Saenz, Jr., 5. 27c-Nick Posey, 6. 45m-Eric Murphy.

“A” Main: 1. 28r-Bransen Lacy, 2. 2-John Lacy, 3. 5c-Zack Tate, 4. 31-Guy Spelbring, 5. 4c-Pete Clubb, 6. 68-Kevin Souligne, 7. 57-Austin Wiseman, 8. 27c-Nick Posey, 9. 25jr-Albert Saenz, Jr., 10. 420m-Chris Mortensen, 11. 17-Rusty Smith, 12. 8-Alexander Kovalik, 13. 9-Paul O’Conner, 14. 44-Sierra Weber, 15. 42-Cory Jarbeau, 16. 6c-Greg Brannon, 17. 45m-Eric Murphy, 18 7c-Jon D’Ambrosio, 19. 03c-Steven Manzanedo.

Mod Lites:

Heat One: 1. 52-Brendon Priest, 2. 37-Shane Hinsley, 3. 114-Sean Conyers, 4. 115-Bodie Parker, 5. 97-Steve Bender, 6. 88-Michael Phay, 7. 18-Matthew Triefenbach, 8. 27, 9. 24-Richard Kemp.

Heat Two: 1. 51-John Priest, 2. 86, 3. 94-Brandi Myers, 4. 68, 5. 55-Mike Opoka, 6. 11-Scott Burlaka, 7. 95-Collin Bender, 8. 77-Gary DeWitt.

“A” Main: 1. 37-Shane Hinsley, 2. 115-Bodie Parker, 3. 52-Brendon Priest, 4. 51-John Priest, 5. 114-Sean Conyers, 6. 97-Steve Bender, 7. 88-Michael Phay, 8. 68, 9. 12-Richard Kemp, 10. 86, 11. 94-Brandi Myers, 12. 55-Mike Opoka, 13. 27, 14. 11-Scott Burlaka, 15. 18-Matthew Triefenbach, 16. 77-Gary DeWitt, 17. 95-Collin Bender.

 

 

SANTOS III AVOIDS DISASTER TO WIN KERN KING OF THE WING EVENT
November 9, 2019 – Bakersfield, California - Bobby Santos III avoided a near disaster and captured his seventh consecutive King of the Wing feature Saturday night at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California in front of a healthy crowd. The seven race streak dates back to 2018.
Santos III started in the sixth position and remained patient in the early laps of the race. After taking the third position away from Audra Sasselli, Santos III then set his sights on early race leader Justin Kawahata. Santos III took command of the event on lap 13.
On lap 15 near disaster struck for Santos III. While entering turn one, he made contact with a lapped car. Santos III got sideways, and in the process, lost momentum and rhythm as well. Kawahata took advantage of the situation and regained the lead. Santos III quickly recovered and regained the lead on lap 20. Santos III went on to capture his second consecutive George “Ziggy” Snider Classic. Following Santos III across the stripe were Eric Humphries and Audra Sasselli rounding out the top three.
In victory lane, Santos III indicated the early race incident could have potentially cost him the race. ”The lapped cars were a little tricky this year” explained Santos III. ”The track seemed a little narrow this year. I was being extra patient and struggled with a lapped car. We were still on the lead lap. I had to regroup and go after it. We had a great car and I just gotta thank the team for it. Another win tomorrow will make this trip all worth it” concluded Santos III.
Santos III was the evenings quick qualifier with a lap of 15.537 seconds around the high-banked half-mile asphalt oval. Heat wins went to Santos III and Austin Carter.
With his second-place finish, Eric Humphries is all but assured a second consecutive King of the Wing title.
The series will close out the 2019 season with a Sunday afternoon visit to Irwindale Speedway in the Las Angeles area tomorrow afternoon.
GEORGE “ZIGGY SNIDER CLASSIC 40-LAP FEATURE RESULTS
1. Bobby Santos III (22a)
2. Eric Humphries (15)
3. Audra Sasselli (77)
4. Ron Larson (12a)
5. Cameron Neisinger (12)
6. Anthony Quintana (02)
7. Monty Bergener (12b)
8. Mike Anderson (68)
9. Austin Carter (2)
10. Richard Larson (22)
11. Alan Beck (4)
12. Justin Kawahata (45)
13. Mike Straub (11)
14. Justin Segura (46)
15. AJ Russell (7)
DNS Kyle Bergener (43)

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2019
MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

THREE rounds into the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series and we have three different round winners - with Jason Kendrick winning the Auto One Sprintcar Grand Slam at Bunbury Speedway on Saturday night from Daniel Harding and Andrew Priolo.

Kendrick started on the inside of the front row for the 30-lap feature race and got the jump on fellow front-row starter Ben Ellement and never looked back.

It was a solid result from Kendrick who was second quickest in qualifying and took a win and a third (from seventh) in his heat races.

It was the hit92.9 Kendrick Racing Team’s best result of the season so far - on the back of a pair of fourths in the first two rounds.

Ben Butcher was due to start from P14 for the main event but was a scratching after suffering major engine damage in the second round of heats.

Jamie Oldfield, who was due to start from P10, pulled infield in the warm-up laps, with fuel line issues, with Daniel Hartigan also heading infield, relinquishing his P11 start.

Ellement and Queenslander Lachlan McHugh were chasing Kendrick early in the feature but McHugh, who started from P3, had dropped back a couple of spots not long afterwards

Ellement was pushing hard and was one of main drivers to get plenty of grip from the track, pulling wheelstands on the main straight.

Ten laps were in the books when Kendrick was into lapping traffic and had a moment when Aldo De Paoli spun in front of him.

Williamson and McHugh were pushing hard for third and ultimately it ended up being a little too hard when McHugh went down the inside when approaching pits bend, with contact between the two seeing the #60 flipping hard and Williamson’s #3 also sustaining too much damage to resume.

This elevated Harding, who started from P7 into third but as the field regrouped with 18 laps remaining, he was moved up to second with Ellement going infield with engine issues.

Harding and Priolo had a moment where they traded spots with about 14 laps to go, but ultimately Harding held on for his second podium in two shows - on the back of his win the previous weekend.

Jason Pryde, who started the night off in the best possible fashion by setting the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time, clouted the main straight fence with eight laps remaining, but he was able to keep the JPM #14 rolling around, despite a deflated front right tyre.

In the end Kendrick was almost half a lap clear, taking the win by 7.9 seconds.

Priolo, who started P5, took home third in his second outing of the season and his first podium result while campaigning the number 8 that was previously used by his dad Pino and brother David, making the switch from #10.

Kris Coyle took fourth after starting from P8, a good result that was boosted by him being one of four drivers to play their Joker card on the night - doubling their feature race points.

Pryde also played his Joker, along with Williamson and Hartigan who were non-finishers.

Mitchell Wormall, Todd Davies and Pryde were the only other finishers.

Heat race wins went to Ellement, Kendrick, Wormall and McHugh.

Coyle was also the weekly winner of the Hoosier right rear tyre draw.

The fourth round of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series will be held at the Perth Motorplex next Saturday night, being the 38th Annual Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings.

RESULTS

Qualifying: Jason Pryde 14.318, Jason Kendrick 14.387, Ben Ellement 14.395, Ben Butcher 14.532, Andrew Priolo 14.558, Callum Williamson 14.566, Lachlan McHugh 14.609, Daniel Hartigan 14.626, Jamie Oldfield 14/740, Daniel Harding 14.772, Aldo De Paoli 14.994, Kris Coyle 15.099, Mitchell Wormall 15.130, Todd Davis 15.456.

Heat 1: 1st Ben Ellement, 2nd Jason Pryde, 3rd Lachlan McHugh, 4th Andrew Priolo, 5th Aldo De Paoli, 6th Mitchell Wormall, 7th Jamie Oldfield.

Heat 2: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Ben Butcher, 4th Daniel Harding, 5th Kris Coyle, 6th Daniel Hartigan, 7th Todd Davis,

Heat 3: 1st Mitchell Wormall, 2nd Kris Coyle, 3rd Jamie Oldfield, 4th Andrew Priolo, 5th Daniel Hartigan, 6th Jason Pryde. DNF: Ben Butcher.

Heat 4: 1st Lachlan McHugh, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Todd Davis, 5th Ben Ellement, 6th Callum Williamson, 7th Aldo De Paoli.

Feature: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Kris Coyle, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Todd Davis, 7th Jason Pryde. DNF: Ben Ellement, Lachlan McHugh, Callum Williamson, Aldo De Paoli. DNS: Daniel Hartigan, Jamie Oldfield and Ben Butcher.

 

JJ Grasso wins night one of the Big Track Classic at Bridgeport Speedway
Casey Robicheau

SWEDESBORO, NJ – Last year on the final night of the Big Track Classic, JJ Grasso was leading when he had a left rear go flat on a restart causing him to lose the lead to Robbie Stillwaggon who would go on to win. This year, however, the cards have turned and JJ Grasso found himself in victory lane for night one of the Big Track Classic – Midge Miller Memorial on Friday, November 8, 2019.

Twenty-two cars signed in to battle the brutally cold temperatures and compete in the final race weekend of the 2019 season. There was much to be determined going into this weekend as the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club would be crowning the Midge Miller Memorial winner, and the 2019 champion, in addition to saying goodbye to the big 5/8th’s mile track at Bridgeport Speedway.

Steve Buckwalter and two-time winner of the Big Track Classic, and 2012 URC Champion Robbie Stillwaggon shared the front row and led the field to the green for the first night of action. Robbie Stillwaggon jumped to an early lead while his brother, Ryan Stillwaggon followed suit into second from the fourth starting position. Battles began to ensue all over the race track but clean air gave Robbie the advantage as he began pulling away from the field and into lapped traffic – at this point Buckwalter was running third, Curt Michael fourth, and JJ Grasso fifth. Lapped traffic caused havoc on the field and the first victim was Ryan Stillwaggon who was running second and tagged the inside jersey barrier attempting to put lapped cars behind him which eventually ended his night early.

Grasso worked his way through lapped traffic – using one to his advantage to get by Michael and into fourth and eventually working his way by Buckwalter and into the second spot. On the final night of 2018 Grasso looked as though he was untouchable when tragedy struck and a left rear flat on the final restart would cost him the race. This year, Robbie Stillwaggon looked as though he had the race wrapped up, when once again tragedy struck the leader and he hit a lapped car and backed his car into the outside wall in turn two. Though Stillwaggon was able to keep going, his lead quickly vanished and Grasso – after having lap car issues of his own - took the point with Buckwalter behind him. JJ would then cruise the last four laps to take home the win for night one of the finale weekend; Buckwalter, Tyler Ross, Michael, and Chad Layton rounded out the top 5.

“Lapped cars helped us and hurt us tonight” Grasso said after his win, “I heard someone say Robbie got into a lap car which helped us but I did the same thing a lap earlier and hurt my car and my thumb/body”. JJ said this win “felt like it has been a long time coming,” after heartbreak last year during the finale weekend. “This is the first win since a former crew member, sponsor, and friend, Todd Elwell passed away so I dedicated this one to him”.

JJ would like to thank his team – Shag, Donny, Glen and his dad for their help. He would also like to thank his sponsor Kenny Eldreth for getting the car to the track and funding his deal. “He is always supportive of what races we pick to run and has our backs like family.” Finally, JJ would like to thank his wife, mom and daughter – who got to experience her first victory lane – for coming out and supporting him even in the freezing weather.

The KSE Hard Charger for the night went to Tyler Ross who started tenth and ended up on the podium in the third position. Heat race wins went to Chad Layton, Josh Weller, and Steve Buckwalter.

The Capitol Renegade United Racing Club will wrap up the 2019 season tonight, November 9, 2019 at Bridgeport Speedway for the final night of the Big Track Classic. This will also be the final race for URC on the Bridgeport 5/8ths mile as they are changing the configuration and length of their track for next year. The Midge Miller Memorial trophy, hand crafted by Cold Hart Art, will be presented to the driver with the best average finish for the two nights of the Big Track Classic. Along with the Midge Miller Trophy presentation, the URC Champion will be crowned. Going into the final race Chad Layton is leading by 95 points over Josh Weller. Chad Layton will have to take the green flag during hot laps to wrap up his championship season.

Photo credit: Chad Warner

RESULTS – NOVEMBER 8, 2019

HEAT 1 (8 LAPS) – 1. 35-Chad Layton, [2]; 2. 25-J.J. Grasso, [1]; 3. 22-Troy Betts, [3]; 4. 5-Tyler Ross, [5]; 5. 5Z-Jeff Geiges, [6]; 6. 83-Larry McVay, [4]; 7. 706-Mark Sasso, [8]; (DNS) 34-Mark Van Vorst,

HEAT 2 (8 LAPS) – 1. 63-Josh Weller, [1]; 2. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon, [2]; 3. 5G-Curt Michael, [3]; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, [5]; 5. 72-Ryan Smith, [7]; 6. 71-Chris Allen Jr., [4]; 7. (DNF) 5Q-Ryan Quackenbush, [6]

HEAT 3 (8 LAPS) – 1. 7X-Steve Buckwalter, [1]; 2. 11-Ryan Stillwaggon, [4]; 3. 7-Ed Aikin, [2]; 4. 47-Adam Carberry, [5]; 5. 39-Ryan Watt, [3]; 6. 11A-Austin Bishop, [6]; 7. 67C-Jason Cherry, [7]

FEATURE (25 LAPS) - 1. 25-J.J. Grasso, [3]; 2. 7X-Steve Buckwalter, [1]; 3. 5-Tyler Ross, [10]; 4. 5G-Curt Michael, [6]; 5. 35-Chad Layton, [7]; 6. 63-Josh Weller, [5]; 7. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, [11]; 8. 72-Ryan Smith, [14]; 9. 47-Adam Carberry, [12]; 10. 39-Ryan Watt, [15]; 11. 22-Troy Betts, [9]; 12. 11A-Austin Bishop, [18]; 13. 71-Chris Allen Jr., [17]; 14. 7-Ed Aikin, [8]; 15. 5Z-Jeff Geiges, [13]; 16. 67C-Jason Cherry, [21]; 17. (DNF) 89-Robbie Stillwaggon, [2]; 18. (DNF) 11-Ryan Stillwaggon, [4]; 19. (DNF) 83-Larry McVay, [16]; 20. (DNF) 5Q-Ryan Quackenbush, [20]; 21. (DNF) 706-Mark Sasso, [19]; (DNS) 34-Mark Van Vorst,

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

NOVEMBER 2, 2019

DANIEL Harding is the Bonza Bradford 57 winner for the 2019 season, claiming the coveted trophy at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Harding took the time-honoured event from Callum Williamson and Mitchell Wormal in what was round two of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.

It was a big win for Harding who hardly put a foot wrong all night in the HRP Specialties #12, starting from pole position for the 30-lap final after qualifying fourth and taking a win and a second in his heat races.

He got the jump on last-round winner Williamson at the start and despite a last-lap challenge from Williamson, and the lack of brakes for the second half of the race, he held on to take the win.

Harding bolted away from lap one and was followed early by Jason Kendrick, Williamson, Ben Ellement and Ben Van Ryt.

The field regrouped after Trevor Jolly spun around in pits bend with just four laps in the book.

Harding led the field away, with Williamson now in second, ahead of Kendrick, Van Ryt and Wormall who had dropped back to sixth.

While the front runners were enjoying a buffer, there were plenty of battles back in the field, with Wormall locked in duels with Van Ryt, then Kendrick and for a few moments, Ellement.

The leaders were into traffic by the 12th lap and on lap 15 the field regrouped again, this time when Robert Watson spun around in pits bend.

A couple of laps later there was another restart after Jamie Oldfield looped around in turns 1-2.

On lap 20 Harding led from Williamson, Kendrick, Wormall, Ellement and Andrew Priolo, who put in a big effort after starting from p14.

Wormall got by Kendrick with four laps remaining and held on to take the final podium placing.

Similar to the opening round Williamson set his sights on a big move in the latter stages and slid underneath Harding on the last corner, only to see Harding have enough momentum to return serve and take the win.

Kendrick held on to take fourth for the second week in a row and was followed over the line by Ellement, Priolo, AJ Nash, Taylor Milling, Shaun Bradford, Jason Pryde, Kris Coyle, Jamie Oldfield, Tom Callaghan, Robert Watson, Trevor Jolly and Aldo De Paoli.

Van Ryt was a non-finisher, with Phil Waters and Ben Butcher being non-starters.

The third round of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series will be held at Bunbury Speedway next Saturday night, Saturday, November 9.

Heat 1: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Ben Van Ryt, 3rd Jamie Oldfield, 4th Ben Ellement, 5th Ben Butcher, 6th Robert Watson, 7th Taylor Milling, 8th Tom Callaghan. DNF: Andrew Priolo.

Heat 2: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Mitchell Wormall, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Jason Pryde, 6th Kris Coyle, 7th Trevor Jolly, 8th Aj Nash, 9th Aldo De Paoli.

Heat 3: 1st Mitchell Wormall, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Tom Callaghan, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th Robert Watson, 6th Jamie Oldfield, 7th Aldo De Paoli, 8th Ben Van Ryt. DNF: AJ Nas

Heat 4: 1st Taylor Milling, 2nd Ben Ellement, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Shaun Bradford, 6th Kris Coyle, 7th Trevor Jolly, 8th Jason Pryde.

Feature: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Mitchell Wormall, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Ben Ellement, 6th Andrew Prioilo, 7th AJ Nash, 8th Taylor Milling, 9th Shaun Bradford, 10th Jason Pryde, 11th Kris Coyle, 12th Jamie Oldfield, 13th Tom Callaghan, 14th Robert Watson, 15th Trevor Jolly, 16th Aldo De Paoli. DNF: Ben Van Ryt.

 

 

 

Leary Lands USAC Southwest Honors at Central Arizona Speedway
Lonnie Wheatley, CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (October 26, 2019) – Indiana’s C.J. Leary took full advantage of an off weekend for the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car series by dropping in on the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series at Central Arizona Speedway.
After kicking off the night by setting a new track record of 14.948 seconds in qualifying, Leary raced from the sixth starting position in the feature event to take the win aboard the Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports No. 19az Sprint Car.
Leary, who also won the series’ season opener at Central Arizona Speedway in March, raced to the checkered flag ahead of 11th-starter Charles Davis, Jr., with Jake Swanson, current series points leader Brody Roa and R.J. Johnson rounding out the top five.
Before racing to a ninth-place finish in the USAC Sprint Car feature, Phoenix shoe Zach Madrid scored the victory in IMCA Modified competition from the fourth row inside. Madrid crossed the stripe in the Modified feature ahead of Mark Carrell with Tony Martin on the podium in third. Tyler Mecl’s bid for a third consecutive CAS win fell short after rallying from 16th to fourth with Kelsie Foley rounding out the top five.
Bodie Parker bested the Mod Lite ranks, beating the son-father duo of Brendon Priest and John Priest to the line with Sean Conyers and Steve Bender also among the top five.
In Power 600 Micro Sprint competition, Tuesday Calderwood outlasted fellow front row starter and pole starter Dylan Schaadt to take the Winged win with Aiden Morris in third while Eddie Hamblin took Non-Wing honors ahead of Evan La and Cameron La Rose.
Central Arizona Speedway returns to action on Saturday, November 9, with the ASCS Southwest Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, Pure Stocks, Bombers and Mod Lites.
Central Arizona Speedway – October 26, 2019 Howl-O-Ween Bash Results:
USAC Southwest Sprint Cars:
Fast Qualifier: 19s-C.J. Leary 19.498 seconds (New Track Record).
Heat One: 1. 15m-Zach Madrid, 2. 34-Brody Roa, 3. 47-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 12-Stevie Sussex, 5. 19-Logan Seavey, 6. 98-Matt Lundy.
Heat Two: 1. 51T-Eddie Tafoya, Jr., 2. 0g-Kyle Shipley, 3. 19s-C.J. Leary, 4. 15-Chris Bonneau, 5. 34x-Sterling Cling, 6. 11c-Michael Curtis.
Heat Three: 1. 5-Tye Mihocko, 2. 34az-Jake Swanson, 3. 51-R.J. Johnson, 4. 28m-Matt McCarthy, 5. 7-Steven Sanchez, 6. 4az-Eric Wilkins.
“A” Main: 1. 19s-C.J. Leary, 2. 47-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 34az-Jake Swanson, 4. 34-Brody Roa, 5. 51-R.J. Johnson, 6. 19-Logan Seavey, 7. 5-Tye Mihocko, 8. 4az-Eric Wilkins, 9. 15m-Zach Madrid, 10. 12-Stevie Sussex, 11. 15-Chris Bonneau, 12. 28m-Matt McCarthy, 13. 51T-Eddie Tafoya, Jr., 14. 98-Matt Lundy, 15. 34x-Sterling Cling, 16. 7-Steven Sanchez, 17. 11c-Michael Curtis, 18. 0g-Kyle Shipley.

IMCA Modifieds:
Heat One: 1. 22-Sean Stacy, 2. 28k-Dan Radliffe, 3. 18k-Jacob Pace, 4. 118-Jesse Patterson, 5. 5-Zach Madrid, 6. 23-Terry Haven, 7. 39-Derek Huggins, 8. 10s-Rick Spencer II, 9. 25c-Scott Starns, 10. 1x-Don Earven.
Heat Two: 1. 2m-Nolan Morrow, 2. 292-Tony Martin, 3. 44k-Kelsie Foley, 4. 27-Mark Carrell, 5. 85T-Roy Meeks, 6. 03c-David Craft, 7. 24-Craig Zinke, 8. 71az-Tyler Mecl, 9. 8m-Doug Meeks, 10. 16-Jimmy Mills.
“A” Main: 1. 5-Zach Madrid, 2. 27-Mark Carrell, 3. 292-Tony Martin, 4. 71az-Tyler Mecl, 5. 44k-Kelsie Foley, 6. 1x-Don Earven, 7. 85T-Roy Meeks, 8. 118-Jesse Patterson, 9. 10s-Rick Spencer II, 10. 28k-Dan Radliffe, 11. 18k-Jacob Pace, 12. 39-Derek Huggins, 13. 16-Jimmy Mills, 14. 23-Terry Haven, 15. 2m-Nolan Morrow, 16. 22-Sean Stacy, 17. 03c-David Craft, 18. 24-Craig Zinke, 19. 25c-Scott Starns, 20. 8m-Doug Meeks.

Mod Lites:
Heat One: 1. 51-John Priest, 2. 88-Michael Phay, 3. 114-Sean Conyers, 4. 94-Brandi Myers, 5. 40-Jeff Stafford, Sr., 6. 11-Scott Burlaka.
Heat Two: 1. 115-Bodie Parker, 2. 68-Brian Storment, 3. 95-Collin Bender, 4. 24-Richard Kemp, 5. 18-Mathew Triefenbach.
Heat Three: 1. 52-Brendon Priest, 2. 97-Steve Bender, 3. 55-Riann Kock, 4. 98-Jeff Lowe, 5. 37-Shane Hinsley.
“A” Main: 1. 115-Bodie Parker, 2. 52-Bendon Priest, 3. 51-John Priest, 4. 114-Sean Conyers, 5. 97-Steve Bender, 6. 68-Brian Storment, 7. 24-Richard Kemp, 8. 88-Michael Phay, 9. 95-Collin Bender, 10. 40-Jeff Stafford, Sr., 11. 94-Brandi Myers, 12. 55-Riann Kock, 13. 18-Matthew Triefenbach, 14. 98-Jeff Lowe, 15. 37-Shane Hinsley, 16. 11-Scott Burlaka.

Power 600 Winged Micro Sprints:
Heat One: 1. 6-Kaiden Clark, 2. 36-Tuesday Calderwood, 3. 2a-Aiden Morris, 4. 4-Logan Calderwood, 5. 25-Josh Spatola, 6. 88a-Axto Romero.
Heat Two: 1. 7-Jesse Johnson, 2. 88g-Grant Schaadt, 3. 15d-Dylan Schaadt, 4. 7J-J.W. Henderson, 5. 98-Bobby Tanner, 6. 5T-Tyler Johnson.
“A’ Main: 1. 36-Tuesday Calderwood, 2. 15d-Dylan Schaadt, 3. 2a-Aiden Morris, 4. 7-Jesse Johnson, 5. 88g-Grant Schaadt, 6. 4-Logan Calderwood, 7. 6-Kaiden Clark, 8. 7J-J.W. Henderson, 9. 25-Josh Spattola, 10. 88a-Axton Romero, 11. 98-Bobby Tanner, 12. 5T-Tyler Johnson.

Power 600 Non-Wing Micro Sprints:
Heat One: 1. 72-A.J. Hernandez, 2. 21x-George Zills, 3. 52-Cameron La Rose, 4. 32-Matt Schiffmacher, 5. 82-C.J. Bunch, 6. 69-Dean Bennett, 7. 7J-Jacob Kirchoff.
Heat Two: 1. 67-Evan La, 2. 41-Colton Hardy, 3. 43e-Eddie Hamblin, 4. 07-Keelan Matthews, 5. 06-Matt Sanchez, 6. 03-Jake Branum.
“A” Main: 1. 43e-Eddie Hamblin, 2. 67-Evan La, 3. 52-Cameron La Rose, 4. 72-A.J. Hernandez, 5. 21x-George Zills, 6. 82-C.J. Bunch, 7. 7J-Jacob Kirchoff, 8. 07-Keelan Matthews, 9. 06-Matt Sanchez, 10. 69-Dean Bennett, 11. 41-Colton Hardy, 12. 03-Jake Branum, 13. 32-Matt Schiffmacher.

 

 

KEVIN NAGY WINS MASS SPRINT FEATURE, BRIAN HIRTHLER TAKES SPORTSMAN VICTORY. . . .

JEFF STRUNK POCKETS $5,000, SCORES IMPRESSIVE TRAFFIC JAM WIN IN NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL HALLOWEEN PARTY AT GRANDVIEW


BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 19, 2019) – The 30th Anniversary season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series finished in fine fashion on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway, with a Triple Thunder Thriller of racing action. Jeff Strunk won the 22nd Annual Modified TRAFFIC JAM in commanding style as Brian Hirthler claimed the Sportsman victory, and Kevin Nagy won the MASS Sprint Car Series 25 lap feature. A super fast racing surface saw track records being established throughout the night. Three of the four ten lap modified heat races inked new track records.

Strunk’s victory in the 22nd Annual Traffic Jam Big-Block vs. Small-Block Modified challenge was his third NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series win of the season.

“We had some great racing tonight,” Strunk said in Grandview Speedway victory lane. “The starting spot helps, and we had a close scare almost getting in an accident – you have to be quick on your toes.”

Strunk started 6th on the twenty-four car field and moved passed Brian Hirthler in lapped traffic on the sixth circuit.

Hirthler chased Strunk for the lead for the first half of the event before Duane Howard moved in the second position. Howard, Grandview’s Modified track champion’s chase for the lead didn’t last long breaking just past the halfway point.

Twentieth-place starter, Mike Gular, charged into the second spot in the closing stages of the event, battling back-and-forth swapping the runner-up spot with Brian Hirthler.

Strunk walked away with the 40-lap win – his 16th Thunder on the Hill win, Gular finished in the second spot, Brian Hirthler finished in third, Richie Pratt Jr. finished in fourth, and Rick Laubach finished in fifth.

Brian Hirthler hopped out of his third-place Modified finishing No. 4* machine and jumped right into his Sportsman car, where he started on the pole of the 25-lap feature event.

Hirthler held off a hard charge from second-place starter Jared Umbenhauer, with duo battling in and out of lapped traffic.

Hirthler dominated to pick up the win, Umbenhauer settled for second-place, Ryan Lilick finished in third, Mike Mammana finished in fourth and Brad Brightbill completed the top five.

Kevin Nagy led flag to flag in the MASS Sprint Car Series feature event, despite a mid-race challenge from second-place starter Eddie Wagner. A single red flag flew just passed the mid-way point, and Nagy checked out on the restart.

Nagy picked up the Mid Atlantic Sprint Car Series win, Tim Tanner rallied from an 11th place starting position to finish second, Eddie Wagner finished in third, Larry McVay finished in fourth, and Jon Haegele finished in the fifth position.

The Halloween Party offered fun for all including a Halloween Parade for the children. Plenty of treats were offered to all and some special prizes.

Plans for the 2020 season of NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill racing season schedule are currently underway. Fans are encouraged to watch online for season plans.

Modified Results 22nd Annual Traffic JAM
Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Richie Pratt, Jr. 2. Bobby Gunther Walsh 3. Rick Laubach 4. Frank Cozze 5. Ryan Watt
Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Brandon Grosso 2. Ryan Lilick 3. Brett Kressley 4. Richie Hitzler 5. Dylan Swinehart
Heat 3 (10 Laps) – 1. Scott Vangorder 2. Craig VonDohren 3. Duane Howard 4. Ron Kline 5. Jesse Leiby
Heat 4 (10 Laps) – 1. Brian Hirthler 2. Doug Manmiller 3. Jeff Strunk 4. Craig Whitmoyer 5. Mike Gular
Consi (10 Laps) – 1. Jared Umbenhauer 2. Kenny Gilmore
Consi 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Eric Beihn 2. Kevin Hirthler
Feature (40 laps) – 1. Jeff Strunk 2. Mike Gular 3. Brian Hirthler 4. Richie Pratt, Jr. 5. Rick Laubach 6. Kevin Hirthler 7. Ryan Watt 8. Craig VonDohren 9. Doug Manmiller 10. Frank Cozze 11. Brandon Grosso 12. Bobby Gunther Walsh 13. Ryan Lilick 14. Duane Howard 15. Scott Vangorder 16. Jesse Leiby 17. Craig Whitmoyer 18. Richie Hitzler 19. Brett Kressley 20. Dylan Swinehart 21. Eric Biehn 22. Kenny Gilmore 23. Jared Umbenhauer 24. Ron Kline

Sportsman
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Kevin Hirthler 2. Steve Young 3. Wyatt Harra 4. Scott Kohler 5. Tom Miller 6. Shon Elk
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Jared Umbenhauer 2 Joey Vaccaro 3. Kenny Bock 4. Brian Hirthler 5. Jimmy Leiby 6. Craig Whitmoyer
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Ryan Lilick 2. Dakota Kohler 3. Brad Brightbill 4. Mike Mammana 5. Lex Shive 6. Nate Brinker
Consi (8 Laps) – 1. Nico Flammer 2. Corey Edelman 3. Doug Snyder 4. Joel Smith 5. BJ Joly 6. Bruce Thomas
Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Brian Hirthler 2. Jared Umbenhauer 3. Ryan Lilick 4. Mike Mammana 5. Brad Brightbill 6. Lex Shive 7. Craig Whitmoyer 8. Joey Vaccaro 9. Dakota Kohler 10. Jimmy Leiby 11. Scott Kohler 12. Steve Young 13. Wyatt Harrar 14. Tom Miller 15. Corey Edelman 16. BJ Joly 17. Shon Elk 18. Doug Snyder 19. Kevin Hirthler 20. Bryce Thomas 21. Nico Flammer 22. Kenny Bock 23. Joel Smith 24. Nate Brinker

MASS Sprint Car Series
Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Kevin Nagy 2. Tim Tanner Jr. 3. Eddie Wagner 4. Larry McVay 5. Jon Haegele 6. Jeff Geiges 7. Dave Brown 8. CJ Faison 9. Tom Carberry 10. Ricky Dieva 11. Scott Frack 12. Floyd Billington 13. Jon Scarborough 14. Keith Anderson 15. Joe Kay 16. Dan Leaper 17. Johnny Yanek 18. Josh Bricker 19. Marie McVay 20. Dave Bonner

 

 

 

Steve Poirier Finally Cracks Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Victory Lane on Final Event of 2019.

BROCKVILLE, ONT. - It was a family affair in the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint 25 lap feature event as Steve and Jordan Poirier started on the front row and put on a show for the fans as they drove away from the field in the early laps over Jason Barney, Matt Tanner and Tyler Cartier.

With drivers running the very bottom of the track Steve Poirier relied on his experience to hold off his determined nephew Jordan as the quickly closed in on lapped traffic as the field clicked off 12 laps in a big hurry. In traffic is where it got exciting for the fans as Steve drifted wide allowing Jordan to briefly taking the top spot on lap 13 with Jason Barney starting to make his way into the mix as well.

Steve would eventually retake the lead one lap later as the top 3 cleared traffic. On lap 15 Roger Levesque flipped his car in turn three bringing out the red flag. Roger was able to climb out unhurt in the accident. On the restart Steve Poirier would use the bottom to grab the lead but Matt Tanner would show his muscle as he took over 2nd and tried his best to run down the leader.

Over the final laps Steve Poirier finally put it all together and would charge to his 4th Empire Super Sprint victory at Brockville and to his relief, his first Empire Super Sprint win of 2019. Matt Tanner would take his 7th runner up finish of the year while Jordan Poirier, Jason Barney and Denny Peebles completed the top 5.

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (25 laps)

STEVE POIRIER, Matt Tanner, Jordan Poirier, Jason Barney, Denny Peebles, Brett Wright, Chris Jones, Paulie Colagiovanni, Tyler Cartier, Shawn Donath, Jeff Cook, Chad Miller, Kyle Frasier, Rick Wilson, Paul Pekkonen, Pete Richardson, Steve Lyons, Mikey Kruchka, Roger Levesque, (DNS) Dan Naticoke

E3 Spark Plugs Timed Hot laps

Session 1: Chad Miller 13.633

Session 2: Jordan Poirier 13.642

Session 3: Steve Poirier 13.813

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat Winners: Mikey Kruchka, Jordan Poirier and Steve Poirier

 

 

LUCAS WOLFE GOES BACK TO BACK AT OUTLAW SPEEDWAY IN $3,000 DUTCH HOAG MEMORIAL

(Dundee, NY)

The 360 Sprints were the headline division on this night as the Lucas Oil ESS Sprints staff did the officiating, found a solid 24 car field take to the Fast 4/10 of a mile clay oval. Early evening qualifying heats went to Will Glover, Jordan Thomas and Jonathan Preston.

With nearly two inches of rain fall earlier in the week in the Upstate Region of New York it was definitely a very fast race track and with cold temperatures all evening long it kept plenty of moisture in the speedway providing for unbelievably fast times and a tacky/heavy cushion.

In hot laps, Canadian, Jim Huppunen set fast time with a lap of 13.321; however it was Jonathan Preston that blistered the track with a time of 12.721 in winning heat race number three. It should also be noted that on this night the 360 sprint lap times were comparable to the 410 sprint times when the Tony Stewart ASCoC Series visited Outlaw Speedway in June.

When it was time for the 25 lap A Main and by the luck of the top twelve re-draw, Will Glover and Jonathan Preston brought the field to the opening green flag.

Preston picked right up in the feature where he left off in his qualifying heat by bolting away from the rest of the field in the opening laps.

The first of five yellow flags would fly on lap two as newly crowned ESS Series Champion; Paulie Colagiovanni dropped over the top of the banking in turns three and four bringing out the caution.

On the restart Preston again walked away from the rest of the field and within three laps was back into lap traffic. The second caution would wave on lap ten for the machine of Will Glover who did a half spin in turn two.

On the restart Preston was again in command until lap twelve and he would succumb to a flat right rear tire and apparent suspension damage ending any chance he had of backing up his ESS win at Outlaw this past May 17.

From there Jason Barney would assume the lead as a pack of hungry competitors were in tow.

Caution number four occurred on lap fifteen for the sixth place running machine of Jordan Thomas and it was on the ensuing restart that things would really heat up at the top of the field.

Lucas Wolfe who started inside the fifth row had worked his machine into second place and after a spirited battle with Barney made a gutsy move to the outside and took over the lead on lap seventeen.

Scott Holcomb had a right rear tire explode entering turn number one on lap eighteen bringing out the fifth and final yellow flag and from that point Wolfe was able to keep Barney at bay and went on to his second consecutive 360 win as part of the Dutch Hoag Memorial Weekend at the track.

A disappointed Jason Barney settled for a well-deserved second place finish while local favorite, Kyle Drum rounded out the top three podium finishers. Jim Huppunen and Pete Richardson rounded out the top five.

OUTLAW SPEEDWAY DUTCH HOAG MEMORIAL NIGHT ONE RESULTS. 10/18/19

360 SPRINTS (24 cars)

Heats. William Glover, Jordan Thomas, Jonathan Preston

25 lap A Main. 1) Lucas Wolfe, 2) Jason Barney, 3) Kyle Drum, 4) Jim Huppunen, 5) Pete Richardson, 6) Joe Trenca, 7) Darryl Ruggles, 8) Mikey Kruchka, 9) Mike Koehler, 10) Dave Axton, 11) Will Glover, 12) Brad Knab, 13) Holly Porter, 14) Scott Holcomb, 15) Tyler Cartier, 16) Jordan Thomas, 17) John Trenca Jr., 18) Jonathan Preston, 19) Denny Peebles, 20) Paulie Colagiovanni, 21) Eric Kurtz, 22) Matt Tanner

Lap Leaders. Preston 1-12, Barney, 13-16, Wolfe 17-25

.

 

 

Brock Zearfoss claims his first ever URC win at the Speed Palace
PORT ROYAL, PA – Brock Zearfoss was the class of the field from the drop of the green flag during hot laps on Saturday, October 19 at Port Royal Speedway. His fast times, and consistent laps running around the fence of the speedway landed the Jonestown, Pennsylvania native in victory lane at the end of the 25-lap feature scoring the first URC victory of his career.

Thirty-three cars made the trip to Port Royal Speedway on a beautiful fall Saturday night for the third Open Wheel Madness and one of the final races of the 2019 Capitol Renegade United Racing Club season. Once again, many drivers such as Zearfoss, Ryan Smith, Steve Buckwalter, and Lucas Wolfe, competed in “double duty” for the weekend racing in both the 410 division and in URC competition. The track seemed to be in perfect condition, and Zearfoss made it known early that he was going to be a tough car to beat when he was the only car to dip into the 16 second bracket during hot laps.

Brian Carber and Mike Kiser led the field to the green flag for the 25-lap URC feature event. Carber pulled out to an early lead with Kiser, and Josh Weller behind him. The caution would fly for Tyler Ross who got together with another car and went into the wall coming to a stop in turn 1. This restart would then cause havoc on the entire back half of the field bringing out a lengthy red flag. Doug Hammaker and Steve Buckwalter were running inside the top 10 and got together on the front stretch sending Buckwalter violently flipping and a pile up being formed behind him sending more cars on their roof. Involved in the accident were Buckwalter, Hammaker, Curt Michael, Danny Varin, Jake Eldreth, Ryan Stillwaggon, Troy Wagaman Jr., and Joe Trenca. Fortunately all drivers would get out of their cars under their own power and walk away from the accident.

Carber led Kiser to the restart with point leader Chad Layton, and Weller close behind. Ryan Smith, who got a win early in the season at Port Royal with URC, had been making his way up from the eighth starting spot and was soon in the top five. On lap 8, Smith made the move on Carber and took over the lead. It seemed as though Smith might have the race wrapped up but lurking in the background was Zearfoss who redrew the 12th position in the redraw and was now up to second. Smith and Zearfoss both ran the top of the racetrack, inches from the fence weaving in and out of lapped traffic. “It was hard to pick and choose your lines” said Zearfoss after his win, “I was pretty confident in what we had, I knew running Ryan down our car was really good”. It was in lapped traffic that Zearfoss was finally able to sneak past Smith with 3 laps to go. Zearfoss would go on to win his first URC feature event of the season while chaos ensued on the final lap when Layton and Weller, both fighting hard for the fourth place finish, got together sending the man second in points into the turn 4 wall and onto his roof. Josh got out of his car and was ok after the incident.

“Anytime you can get laps on the racetrack before you race another division is always better”, Zearfoss said about running the 410 feature earlier in the night, “we had a really good race going – really exciting in traffic”. Zearfoss also said that getting his first ever URC win was a “nice thing to check off on the list – it’s exciting”. Brock would like to thank his family, friends, and crew for helping propel him to victory lane. He would also like to thank his sponsors: Mooses LZ, Heavy Equipment Loaders and Parts, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Berkebile Oil Company, Meckleys Limestone, and Metz-Wolfgang Autosport.

The KSE Hard Charger for the night went to Adam Carberry who improved twelve positions after starting 17th and making his way up to a 5th place finish. Heat race wins went to Zearfoss, Weller, Buckwalter, and Michael respectively. Troy Wagaman Jr. was the winner of the B-main.

The Capitol Renegade United Racing Club is back in for the final time in 2019 at Bridgeport Speedway for the Big Track Classic – Midge Miller Memorial on November 8 and 9. It all comes down to this as Chad Layton has extended his lead to 92 points over last year’s champion Josh Weller. This is a race you do not want to miss as we will be crowning our 2019 champion.

RESULTS – OCTOBER 19, 2019

HEAT 1 (8 LAPS) - 1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, [2]; 2. 8C-Brian Carber, [1]; 3. 72-Ryan Smith, [6]; 4. 66-Doug Hammaker, [4]; 5. 47-Adam Carberry, [3]; 6. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr., [7]; 7. 3-Todd Gracey, [5]; 8. 98-Joe Trenca, [8]; 9. 10-Joe Kata, [9]

HEAT 2 (8 LAPS) - 1. 63-Josh Weller, [5]; 2. 5-Tyler Ross, [3]; 3. 99-Mike Kiser, [8]; 4. 34-Mark Van Vorst, [1]; 5. 19S-Steven Drevicki, [4]; 6. 5Q-Ryan Quackenbush, [2]; 7. 15-Tyler Templin, [7]; 8. (DNF) 1W-Matt Campbell, [6]

HEAT 3 (8 LAPS) - 1. 7X-Steve Buckwalter, [6]; 2. 35-Chad Layton, [7]; 3. 54-Brett Wanner, [5]; 4. 23J-Jake Eldreth, [1]; 5. 11-Ryan Stillwaggon, [3]; 6. 19L-Ryan Linder, [8]; 7. 67C-Jason Cherry, [2]; 8. (DNF) 80M-Ashley Cappetta, [4]

HEAT 4 (8 LAPS) - 1. 5G-Curt Michael, [4]; 2. 00-Danny Varin, [6]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, [8]; 4. 11A-Austin Bishop, [3]; 5. 6M-Chad Criswell, [1]; 6. 7-Ed Aikin, [5]; 7. 32-Justin Foster, [2]; 8. (DNF) 4-Jimmy Stitzel, [7]

B-MAIN (10 LAPS) - 1. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr., [1]; 2. 98-Joe Trenca, [9]; 3. 7-Ed Aikin, [4]; 4. 1W-Matt Campbell, [10]; 5. 32-Justin Foster, [8]; 6. 80M-Ashley Cappetta, [11]; 7. 67C-Jason Cherry, [7]; 8. (DNF) 19L-Ryan Linder, [3]; 9. (DNF) 5Q-Ryan Quackenbush, [2]; 10. (DNF) 3-Todd Gracey, [5]; 11. (DNF) 15-Tyler Templin, [6]; 12. (DNF) 10-Joe Kata, [13]; (DNS) 4-Jimmy Stitzel,

FEATURE (25 LAPS) - 1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, [12]; 2. 72-Ryan Smith, [8]; 3. 8C-Brian Carber, [1]; 4. 35-Chad Layton, [6]; 5. 47-Adam Carberry, [17]; 6. 54-Brett Wanner, [11]; 7. 11A-Austin Bishop, [16]; 8. 99-Mike Kiser, [2]; 9. 63-Josh Weller, [4]; 10. 19S-Steven Drevicki, [18]; 11. 7-Ed Aikin, [23]; 12. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, [10]; 13. 5G-Curt Michael, [9]; 14. 1W-Matt Campbell, [24]; 15. 5Q-Ryan Quackenbush, [25]; 16. 34-Mark Van Vorst, [14]; 17. (DNF) 6M-Chad Criswell, [20]; 18. (DNF) 00-Danny Varin, [3]; 19. (DNF) 7X-Steve Buckwalter, [7]; 20. (DNF) 5-Tyler Ross, [5]; 21. (DNF) 66-Doug Hammaker, [13]; 22. (DNF) 23J-Jake Eldreth, [15]; 23. (DNF) 11-Ryan Stillwaggon, [19]; 24. (DNF) 19-Troy Wagaman Jr., [21]; 25. (DNF) 98-Joe Trenca, [22]

 

 

Brian Gerster takes the checkered flag to win Saturday at Ace Speedway.

ALTAMAHAW, N.C. – Brian Gerster may not have had a dog in the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro points race, but he still wanted to fire one final shot in the season finale.

Gerster did just that on Saturday evening, roaring from third to the lead in three corners and going wire-to-wire to win the second half of the Must See Racing Championship at Ace Speedway.

A qualifying effort of sixth combined with an eight-car invert put Gerster on the inside of the second row for the 40-lap feature, and Gerster capitalized on that position from the moment the green flag waved.

While front-row combatants Adam Biltz and Johnny Petrozelle raced side-by-side for the first half of the opening lap, Gerster laid in wait just behind before pitching his Dick Myers Racing No. 50m to the apron in turn three and sweeping around both Biltz and Petrozelle in one move off the fourth corner.

From there, the lead – and the win – was decided, though it didn’t come without a fight from all-time series wins leader Jimmy McCune.

McCune, who qualified second and started seventh in the main, raced his way to the runner-up spot by the fifth rotation and gave chase to Gerster’s red-and-yellow mount from then on. He cut a lead of more than three seconds down to just a few car lengths in traffic, but couldn’t mount a charge in the end.

That left Gerster to drive home to his 23rd career Must See Racing victory, second only to McCune, as well as his second of the season following a late-August triumph at Michigan’s Owosso Speedway.

It was also a reversal of the top-two spots from Friday night’s feature at Ace.

“That may have looked easy, but I can promise you that whole 40 laps was tense,” noted Gerster. “The 88 car (McCune) is the guy to beat right now, and he had track position on his side last night to where we couldn’t do anything with him. Fortunately things worked out in our favor tonight.

“I’ve got to think Dick Myers for a great race car; it’s a lot of fun to wrap up the season and win a race. We won one earlier in the year. We didn’t run the winged car a lot, but hopefully we’ll change that a bit and see everyone out here again next year.”

Though it wasn’t mathematically assured entering the day, McCune still needed a solid performance to wrap up his fifth consecutive series championship. Following qualifying, all the Toledo, Ohio native needed to do was start the feature to clinch the crown, which he did with ease in his familiar No. 88.

That wasn’t enough for McCune, though. He wanted to win – and came up just short of that goal.

“It’s cool to be here celebrating another title, but I wanted to be over there where he (Gerster) is,” noted McCune. “I just wish we could have raced him heads-up from the back instead of him starting third. I think our cars were pretty even and it would have been fun. Traffic was just ugly at the end.

“Oh well, it is what it is. We’ll take a win, a second and the title and come back for more next year.”

Canadian Ryan Litt completed the podium and finished second in the final standings to McCune in his first full-fledged effort at the Must See Racing title in several years.

Litt said that one of his few disappointments on the year was not closing a feature victory, but that he’s motivated to try and get one step higher – both in races and in points – next season.

“We were close, but just could never seal the deal. Jimmy and those guys were really good all season long,” said Litt. “This is motivation though, for sure, and we’ll look to be back full time to try again.”

Joe Liguori and Charlie Schultz completed the top five. Only five cars finished on the lead lap Saturday.

Of note, Johnny Petrozelle concluded car owner Mike Blake’s 50th season in sprint car racing with a sixth-place result in Blake’s iconic orange No. 81, which donned gold-leaf numbers for the whole year.

It was Blake’s best finish by any driver all season long, a strong note to end on.

McCune and the rest of the top contenders will be honored for their achievements during the 2019 Must See Racing championship banquet, scheduled for Jan. 18, 2020 in Coldwater, Mich.

The finish:

Engine Pro Feature (40 laps): 1. #50m – Brian Gerster (3), 2. #88 – Jimmy McCune (7), 3. #07 – Ryan Litt (8), 4. #13 – Joe Liguori (6), 5. #9s – Charlie Schultz (5), 6. #81 – Johnny Petrozelle III (2), 7. #75c – Jerry Caryer (10), 8. #26 – Jeff Bloom (4), 9. #72s – Joe Speakman (9), 10. #85 – Rick Holley (12), 11. #51 – Joshua Sexton (11), 12. #32 – Todd McQuillen (16), 13. #4 – Anthony Linkenhoker (13), 14. #15 – Tim Henthorne (14), 15. #74 – Ivan Shaver (15), 16. #8a – Adam Biltz (1).

Lap Leader(s): Brian Gerster 1-40.

Hard Charger: #88 – Jimmy McCune (+5)

 

 

Landon Price conquers BAPS

Seventeen-year-old Landon Price beat the competition and the cold Friday with a powerful performance to win the PA Sprint Series feature that was part of BAPS Motor Speedway’s 16th Annual Sunoco/Insinger Performance Nationals Fueled by Millers Racing Parts weekend.

Price, who had advanced from 10th starting spot to third in his heat race, started sixth in the feature, took third from Keystone RaceSaver Challenge winner “Nitro Nick” Sweigart on a lap four restart, outdueled fellow teenager Devin Adams for second three laps later, and, shortly after the lap nine restart from the race’s only other caution, powered past midget ace Alex Bright.

After that, there was no stopping the Steak-Umm/Swavley’s Lawn & Turf/Givlar’s Trailer Sales #69. Price had a 2.261-second lead over Bright at the checkered flag.

“My dad and all my crew had it really set up from the get-go,” Price said in Victory Lane, “and it was just real fun to drive.

“I had an idea,” he said when asked if he thought he could take his second career RaceSaver/IMCA sprint victory. “I knew we were fast (but) I didn’t think we would be here.”

In Price’s brief (two years and 26 previous races) career in full-size sprints, his first top 10 and top 5 had both come at BAPS, but his initial victory came in August at Port Royal. Now the young racer from Fleetwood in Berks County owns a victory at what might be considered his “home track” as well.

Bright, the two-time ARDC midget champ, nearly made his first start in PASS a win, grabbing the early lead from Adams and holding off repeated challenges from that racer, who was hoping to celebrate his 19th birthday with a victory. While the Bell Racing Helmets/PXP Raceware #54 couldn’t stop Price, he had his hands full holding onto second over Adams and fourth finishing Doug Dodson. Sweigart completed the top 5.

Rounding out the top 10 were Jaremi Hanson, Kenny Heffner, “Zach Daddy” Newlin, C.J. Faison and Billy Ney.

Price was one of four drivers advance five positions during the race. The others were Hanson, John Fiore (17th to 12th) and Garrett Bard (18th to 13th).

Heat races for the 19 cars present on a night when feature temperatures were in the low 40s were won by Dodson and Adams.

Newlin also was able to celebrate at the finish, because he captured his fourth straight BAPS points championship for PASS/IMCA sprints. John Walp, who finished 11th in a car borrowed from Kruz Kepner, came home second, followed by Adams, Dodson and Sweigart.

The final PASS race of 2019 takes place tonight at Port Royal Speedway, where the RaceSaver sprints are part of an “Open Wheel Madness” show also featuring 410 and URC/360 sprints. Races begin at 4:30 p.m.

Results from BAPS Motor Speedway, Friday, October 18

HEAT 1 – 1. 20-Doug Dodson; 2. 2-C.J. Faison; 3. 69-Landon Price; 4. 8B-Will Brunson; 5. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 6. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 7. 67M-Mike Yonkoskie; 6. 55-Domenic Melair; 9. 91L-John Fiore; 10-58-Nate Emig.

HEAT 2 – 1. 99-Devin Adams; 2. 97-Kenny Heffner; 3. 8-Nick Sweigart; 4. 54-Alex Bright; 5. 83-Billy Ney; 6. 83L-Larry McVay; 7. 5-John Walp; 8. 2-Erin Statler; 9. 95-Garrett Bard.

FEATURE – 1. 69-Landon Price; 2. 54-Alex Bright; 3. 99-Devin Adams; 4. 20-Doug Dodson; 5. 8-Nick Sweigart; 6. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 7. 97-Kenny Heffner; 8. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 9. 2-C.J. Faison; 10. 83-Billy Ney; 11. 5-John Walp; 12. 91L-John Fiore; 13. 95-Garrett Bard; 14. 55-Domenic Melair; 15 8B-Will Brunson; 16. 2-Erin Statler; 17. 58-Nate Emig; 18. 67M-Mike Yonkoskie (DNF); 19. 83L-Larry McVay (DNF).

 

 

Jimmy McCune won Friday's Must See Racing sprint car bout at Ace Speedway. (David Sink photo)

ALTAMAHAW, N.C. – What appeared to be a straightforward win for Jimmy McCune turned into a final-lap thrill show during the opener to the Must See Racing Championships Friday night at Ace Speedway.

McCune, who assumed command of the 30-lap tilt on lap 14 after early leader Ryan Litt went to the work area with a flat right-rear tire, appeared to be cruising to victory over Brian Gerster as he took the white flag from chief starter Bill Shipman.

Then turn three came along, and McCune found himself suddenly pinned behind the slower car of Johnny Petrozelle III with the checkered flag in sight.

At that moment, Gerster pitched a Hail Mary pass attempt down to the apron of the fourth corner, nosing ahead of McCune for an instant before his longtime rival used the momentum off the high side of the race track to surge back past coming to the finish line.

Knifing around another lapped car and nearly shoving Petrozelle across the stripe, McCune edged out Gerster by a car length – or .114 seconds – for his fourth win of the season, extending his point lead.

“I knew he was going to throw it down there; I saw the way that those lap cars were at the end and I was like, ‘Oh God, I don't want to hit the bottom,’ so I just held it there. And then I saw him go and I just hit the hammer. I was gonna push the 81 (Petrozelle) across the line if I needed to.”

The victory was the 33rd of McCune’s Must See Racing Sprint Car Series career in the tour’s maiden visit to the four-tenths-mile, semi-banked North Carolina oval.

And while Friday night’s triumph did put McCune in prime position to sew up his fifth straight championship during Saturday’s season finale race, that was the last thing on his mind in victory lane.

“Everyone knows I don’t think about points, but man, Litt was real strong early,” McCune acknowledged. “It looked like we were just starting to catch him when he got to the heavier traffic; we were just starting to inch back up, because I made a couple of adjustments during that run and the car seemed to like it and started coming back to me. I thought maybe we would have had something for him.

“It would have been nice to race him. It’s just an unfortunate that he had that tire cut down, because it would’ve been a hell of a battle between the three of us.”

Gerster hung on for second in the breathtaking finish, admitting that if the stakes were higher, he might have used a different tactic to reach the line first instead of the squeaky-clean finish that ensued.

“If we were racing for $10,000 in this one, I probably would have fed him a right rear (tire),” said Gerster of his battle with McCune.

Joe Liguori filled out the podium, racing to his strongest result of the season, with Litt climbing back to fourth after a successful tire change in the work area.

Litt was attempting to pass the lapped car of Tim Henthorne going down the frontstretch when the two made contact, cutting down both Henthorne’s left-front tire and Litt’s right rear.

“I could have been a little more patient, but I basically had him (Henthorne) cleared,” noted Litt. “He came down and apologized. It’s just really disappointing. This thing was a rocketship tonight.’

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

RACE RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Ace Speedway; Oct. 18, 2019

Hamilton Trucking Time Trials: 1. #50m – Brian Gerster, 13.567; 2. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 13.655; 3. #13 – Joe Liguori, 13.709; 4. #07 – Ryan Litt, 13.726; 5. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 13.845; 6. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 14.034; 7. #8 – Anthony McCune, 14.065; 8. #9s – Charlie Schultz, 14.180; 9. #81 – Johnny Petrozelle III, 14.498; 10. #8a – Adam Biltz, 14.634; 11. #72s – Joe Speakman, 14.710; 12. #17 – Bobby Komisarski, 14.750; 13. #85 – Rick Holley, 15.159; 14. #15 – Tim Henthorne, 15.458; 15. #51 – Joshua Sexton, 15.575; 16. #4L – Anthony Linkenhoker, 15.969; 17. #74 – Ivan Shaver, 16.250; 18. #7 – Tom Jewell, 16.342; 19. #32 – Todd McQuillen, 17.115.

Abe’s Auto Parts Heat #1 (8 laps, all transfer): 1. Joe Liguori (4), 2. Bobby Komisarski (1), 3. Johnny Petrozelle III (2), 4. Jerry Caryer (3), 5. Rick Holley (5), 6. Anthony Linkenhoker (6), 7. Todd McQuillen (7).

Abe’s Auto Parts Heat #2 (8 laps, all transfer): 1. Charlie Schultz (2), 2. Jimmy McCune (4), 3. Jeff Bloom (3), 4. Joe Speakman (1), 5. Tim Henthorne (5), 6. Ivan Shaver (6).

Abe’s Auto Parts Heat #3 (8 laps, all transfer): 1. Anthony McCune (2), 2. Brian Gerster (4), 3. Ryan Litt (3), 4. Adam Biltz (1), 5. Joshua Sexton (5), 6. Tom Jewell (6).

Engine Pro A-Feature (30 laps): 1. #88 – Jimmy McCune (5); 2. #50m – Brian Gerster (6); 3. #13 – Joe Liguori (4); 4. #07L – Ryan Litt (3); 5. #9s – Charlie Schultz (7); 6. #75c – Jerry Caryer (1); 7. #26 – Jeff Bloom (2); 8. #81 – Johnny Petrozelle (8); 9. #8a – Adam Biltz (9); 10. #72s – Joe Speakman (10); 11. #85 – Rick Holley (11); 12. #15 – Tim Henthorne (12); 13. #4 – Anthony Linkenhoker (13); 14. #51 – Joshua Sexton (16); 15. #74 – Ivan Shaver (14); 16. #17 – Bobby Komisarski (15); 17. #32 – Todd McQuillen (18); 18. #7 – Tom Jewell (17); 19. #8 – Anthony McCune (DNS).

Lap Leader(s): Ryan Litt 1-13, Jimmy McCune 14-30.

Hard Charger: #88 – Jimmy McCune (+4)

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

ALTAMAHAW, N.C. – Continuing his torrid pace at Ace Speedway, Brian Gerster rolled to the 31st fast time of his Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro career during Hamilton Trucking Time Trials on Friday night.

Gerster, who was fastest in practice and the final car to take time in qualifying, powered to a lap of 13.567 seconds (106.140 mph) around the four-tenths-mile oval with the Dick Myers Racing No. 50m.

The two-time Must See Racing champion’s effort was his series-leading fourth fast time of the year.

Gerster’s longtime rival – four-time series champion Jimmy McCune – was second-quick in qualifying, just as he was in practice during the afternoon. A lap of 13.655 seconds (105.456 mph) with the No. 88 Abe’s Auto Parts & Sales/B&B Machinery Movers/Rev-X Oil sprinter was the Toledo, Ohio native’s best.

Florida’s Joe Liguori (13.709/105.040) was third on the board, ahead of championship hopeful Ryan Litt (13.726/104.910) and National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom (13.845/104.009).

Jerry Caryer, Anthony McCune, Charlie Schultz, Johnny Petrozelle III and Adam Biltz filled the top 10.

All 19 cars on the grounds turned a lap in qualifying, with a spin by Schultz on his second lap serving as the lone issue during the time-trial session.

Racing at Ace Speedway is slated to begin shortly after 8:30 p.m. The program is headlined by a 30-lap Must See Racing Sprint Car Series feature, a precursor to the championship 40-lap main on Saturday.

QUALIFYING RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Ace Speedway; Oct. 18, 2019

Hamilton Trucking Time Trials: 1. #50m – Brian Gerster, 13.567; 2. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 13.655; 3. #13 – Joe Liguori, 13.709; 4. #07 – Ryan Litt, 13.726; 5. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 13.845; 6. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 14.034; 7. #8 – Anthony McCune, 14.065; 8. #9s – Charlie Schultz, 14.180; 9. #81 – Johnny Petrozelle III, 14.498; 10. #8a – Adam Biltz, 14.634; 11. #72s – Joe Speakman, 14.710; 12. #17 – Bobby Komisarski, 14.750; 13. #85 – Rick Holley, 15.159; 14. #15 – Tim Henthorne, 15.458; 15. #51 – Joshua Sexton, 15.575; 16. #4L – Anthony Linkenhoker, 15.969; 17. #74 – Ivan Shaver, 16.250; 18. #7 – Tom Jewell, 16.342; 19. #32 – Todd McQuillen, 17.115.

 

 

SEAVEY SETS SINGLE-SEASON RECORD, WINS 12TH OF 2019 AT BELLE-CLAIR

BELLEVILLE, ILL. (October 13, 2019) - For Logan Seavey, the 2019 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League season has been one for the ages. After all, his victory on Sunday night at Belle-Clair Speedway sealed the deal on a year-long pursuit of breaking one of POWRi's most noteworthy records. With his 12th win aboard the Keith Kunz Motorsports, Mobil 1, Bullet/Toyota No. 67, Seavey beat Christopher Bell's 2014 campaign of 11 wins and established the NEW RECORD for the winningest single season in league history.

Potentially his last event on the calendar year due to scheduling conflicts, all the stars aligned on Sunday for a do-or-die situation in the record department. Entering the night on a two-race losing streak, Seavey struggled to seize control of the record at Jacksonville (8th) and SIR (5th), setting himself up for one last shot on Sunday at Lil' Belleville.

Starting from the outside pole of the 30-lapper, Seavey immediately shot into the lead ahead of PAC Racing Springs #HighPointMan, Andrew Felker. Pulling away to a strong advantage, Seavey looked stout through the opening stages before a lap six caution for a stopped Daniel Adler halted the action.

Jesse Colwell, who led the championship standings by only 10 points, made his way into second before a massive bike through turns one and two allowed Felker to get back by on lap eight. Coming to the final restart with 15 laps left, Seavey continued to control the top spot over Felker and Colwell, while the likes of Cannon McIntosh, Tanner Thorson, Tyler Courtney and Buddy Kofoid came charging forward to fight for top five spots.

Entering the final ten-lap stretch, Seavey set his sights on managing the backmarkers while Felker kept him honest, holding the No. 67 to a 0.6-second lead. Felker, the 2012 POWRi National Midget champion, had Seavey, the 2017 National champ, within focus over the final laps, but simply could not close enough to make a true bid for the lead.

In the end, it was the same story for the twelfth time this season, as Logan Seavey dominated from start-to-finish at Belle-Clair Speedway to win the 2019 Charlene Meents Memorial. His 12th win of the year sets a new record as the winningest single season in POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League history and bumps him into fifth on the all-time wins list with 20 career victories.

Coming home with a second-place finish, Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Mo. made it back-to-back podium appearances in the Chad Shields Racing, MelMark Pipe & Supply, Ripper/Fontana No. 44S. Taking his Keith Kunz Motorsports, Toyota Racing No. 97 to third-place, Buddy Kofoid of Penngrove, Calif. earned his second POWRi National Midget podium in as many tries.

Cannon McIntosh completed a stunning 23rd-to-4th run in his Dave Mac Motorsports, Drive WFX, Spike/Toyota No. 08 to earn Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger honors. Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, Calif. extended his championship lead to 50 points with three races remaining as he brought the Keith Kunz Motorsports, IWX Motor Freight, Bullet/Toyota No. 71 home in fifth-place.

Closing out the top ten on Sunday at Belle-Clair was Tyler Courtney running sixth in the Clauson-Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink No. 17JR, Tanner Thorson finishing seventh with his Hayward-Thomas Motorsports No. 19, Daison Pursley earning his fourth-straight Belleville top ten in eighth, Zach Daum slipping to ninth, and Andrew Layser rounding out the bunch in tenth.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League resumes the 2019 calendar this Saturday, October 19 at I-30 Speedway on Little Rock, Arkansas alongside the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midgets and POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Outlaw Micros. If you can't make it, Speed Shift TV will have LIVE coverage.

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

Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 67-Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (2); 2. 19-Tanner Thorson, Minden, NV (3); 3. 67F-Kyle O'Gara, Beech Grove, IN (1); 4. 67K-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (5); 5. 97A-Austin O'Dell, Rochester, IL (6); 6. 17-Austin Brown, Millstadt, IL (7); 7. 103-Broc Hunnell, Eolia, MO (4).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 97-Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA (1); 2. 47BC-Andrew Layser, Collegeville, PA (4); 3. 71K-Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (5); 4. 7U-Kyle Jones, Kennedale, TX (6); 5. 5-Danny Frye III, St. Peters, MO (2); 6. 5H-Ryan Mueller, Wildwood, MO (7); 7. 68-Chase Jones, Greenwood, IN (3).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 44S-Andrew Felker, Carl Junction, MO (6); 2. 86C-David Camfield Jr., Decatur, IL (2); 3. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (3); 4. 87-Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (5); 5. 57D-Daniel Robinson, Ewing, IL (7); 6. 1T-Thomas Chandler (4); 7. 17C-Devin Camfield, Decatur, IL (1).

Schoenfeld Headers Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (2); 2. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (3); 3. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (4); 4. 21KS-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (7); 5. 77W-Joey Wirth, Waterloo, IL (5); 6. 56X-Mark Chisholm, Cheyenne, WY (1); DNS, 4W-Ben Welsch, Liberty, MO.

Racing Electronics Heat Five (8 Laps): 1. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (1); 2. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (4); 3. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (6); 4. 17JR-Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (7); 5. 50-Daniel Adler, St, Louis, MO. (5); 6. 72-Sam Johnson, St. Peters, MO (3); 7. 4F-Chad Frewaldt, Kansas City, KS (2).

Rod End Supply B-Main (12 Laps / 6 Transfer): 1. 87-Mitchell Davis (3); 2. 72-Sam Johnson (13); 3. 50-Daniel Adler (8); 4. 17-Austin Brown (9); 5. 67K-Holley Hollan (2); 6. 103-Broc Hunnell (15); 7. 56X-Mark Chisholm (14); 8. 17C-Devin Camfield (18); 9. 5-Danny Frye III (11); 10. 4F-Chad Frewaldt (17); 11. 5H-Ryan Mueller (10); 12. 1T-Thomas Chandler (12); 13. 67F-Kyle O'Gara (4); 14. 97A-Austin O'Dell (6); 15. 57D-Daniel Robinson (5); 16. 77W-Joey Wirth (7); 17. 4W-Ben Welsch (19); DNS, 08-Cannon McIntosh; DNS, 68-Chase Jones.

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Main Event (30 Laps): 1. 67-Logan Seavey (2); 2. 44S-Andrew Felker (1); 3. 97-Buddy Kofoid (7); 4. 08-Cannon McIntosh (23); 5. 71-Jesse Colwell (3); 6. 17JR-Tyler Courtney (13); 7. 19-Tanner Thorson (19); 8. 9-Daison Pursley (5); 9. 5D-Zach Daum (6); 10. 47BC-Andrew Layser (4); 11. 28-Ace McCarthy (15); 12. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (10); 13. 71K-Tanner Carrick (11); 14. 97K-Jesse Love (8); 15. 67K-Holley Hollan (21); 16. 87-Mitchell Davis (17); 17. 86C-Dave Camfield Jr. (14); 18. 21KS-Jake Neuman (12); 19. 72-Sam Johnson (18); 20. 7U-Kyle Jones (16); 21. 103-Broc Hunnell (22); 22. 17-Austin Brown (20); 23. 50-Daniel Adler (19). Lap Leader(s): Seavey 1-30. Hard Charger(s): McIntosh +19 (23rd-4th)

 

 

Nitro Sweigart on top in wild finish to Challenge


“Nitro Nick” Sweigart saw an opening on the last lap and seized it, passing both cars battling for the lead and holding on to win the 8th Annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge at Port Royal Speedway Saturday night.

The Myerstown driver, who had started 10th in the “Blue Collar Classic,” had fought his way to third place when Doug Dodson, running second, dove to the inside of leader “Zach Daddy” Newlin in turn two of the 25th and final lap, and Newlin came down to try for a cross-over to re-capture first. Sweigart fired his A.H. Moyer Inc./Ditchcreek Utility Services/C&L Siding and Decks/Lebanon Levi #8 into the narrow space outside of Dodson and went by both cars.

Newlin got to the inside in turns three and four, but Sweigart’s outside momentum and perfect line enabled him to take the checkered flag.

Seldom does a major race live up to its hype, but few in the stands Saturday would likely say that they had seen a better finish in 2019.

Newlin finished second in the Smith Concrete & Construction/Heather Sims Realtor/T&M Home Builders/Dentdu #11Z, while Dodson took third in the PowerMist Racing Fuels/Crockett Log Homes/Fastener Specialties #20.

Immediately behind the leaders, looking for an opening while engaging in their own battle for position were fourth-place Garrett Bard, the super rookie in the CG Racing Engines/Lias Tire #95, and New Yorker Christian Rumsey in the Behrents Performance Warehouse/DRP Shocks/CG Racing Engines #1R. They had charged to the front from ninth and 11th place, respectively.

But those charges were nothing compared to that of newly crowned IMCA/RaceSaver National Champion “Iron Man” Ken Duke Jr., who finished sixth after starting 21st in the Fairfield Chevrolte/Apache Tree Service/sprintcarunlimited.com #67. Duke’s run also celebrated his second points title with PASS and his Pennsylvania state championship.

Seventh-finishing Devin Adams was equally impressive, coming from 20th starting position after charging from eighth to win his B-Main in the Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/Adams Auto Sales/Garden Spot Auto Auction #99.

Founding out the top 10 were Kevin Nagy, Jeff Geiges (from 16th starting spot) and Jaremi Hanson (from 14th).

“It all just kind of played out there in that last lap,” Sweigart said in Victory Lane. “Those two guys were in a helluva race the entire race, and it’s just racing, they were trying their best, and I was sitting back there in third, could see what I needed to do, and it all worked out.

“I knew we were right there, and we just needed something to go our way, and that’s all we needed. I definitely had the car, the crew had it hooked up, and it all panned out.”

With 50 cars in the pits for this year’s race, the annual Founders Cup race for non-qualifiers also was good one, with the race’s defending winner Kassidy Kreitz providing an ending that all but equaled that of the feature.

Pole-sitter Drew Ritchey raced out to a nearly two second lead in the 15-lap event, only to have third-starting Kreitz reel him in over the final five laps. On the final lap, the two leaders needed to lap a slower car, and when Ritchey went high, Kreitz dove low and came out ahead on the final run down the straightaway.

The Rock-It Pizza & Subs/Maxim Chassis/Schannauer Plumbing & Heating #69’s margin of victory was two one-hundredths of a second.

“I really wasn’t sure,” Kreitz said in victory lane. “I knew it was going to be close, but I think that lap car held him up, and it definitely helped me there.”

Following Kreitz and Ritchey across the line were Jay Krout, Ohio’s Justin Clark and Wally Eshenaur.

Earlier in the evening, heat races for the field, which included drivers from six states, were won by Nagy, Rumsey, Sweigart, Erin Statler, Kruz Kepner and Scott Frack. Twin B-Mains went to Kyle Keen and Adams.

Despite the hard-to-top-that excitement for the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge, the PASS season still has two races to run this weekend. On Friday, the sprinters will join street stocks, extreme stocks, legends, road warriors and Pennmar cars for the first night of the 16th Annual Sunoco/Insinger Performance Nationals Fueled by Miller’s Racing Parts.

PASS returns to Port Royal Saturday night for the season’s third Open Wheel Madness program, featuring 410 and URC/360 sprints along with the IMCA/RaceSaver 305s. Racing is set to begin at 4:00 p.m.

Several other awards and honors were given during the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge program. See the PA Sprint Series Facebook for more details, or go to www.pasprintseries.com.

Race results from Keystone RaceSaver Challenge at Port Royal Speedway Saturday, October 12

HEAT 1 – 1. 45-Kevin Nagy; 2. 20-Doug Dodson; 3. 1-Tom Carberry; 4. 26-Ryan Lynn; 5. 23-Nathan Gramley; 6. 17K-Kyle Keen; 7. 53W-Jimmy White; 8. 2-Derek Hauck; 9. 44V-Daren Bolac.

HEAT 2 – 1. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 2. 61H-John Haegele; 3. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 4. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 5. 880-Drew Ritchey; 6. 12-Joe Kay; 7. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 8. 91L-John Fiore.

HEAT 3 – 1. 8-Nick Sweigart; 2. 92-Dylan Proctor; 3. 6X-Brad Mellott; 4. 55-Dominic Melair; 5. 8B-Will Brunson; 6. 72-Dave Guss; 7. 39-Tom Humphries; 8. 88-Fred Arnold.

HEAT 4 – 1. 2-Erin Statler; 2. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 3. 77J-Jeff Geiges; 4. 97-Kenny Heffner; 5. 44-Jake Waters; 6. 28-Keith Prutzman; 7. 46-Mike Alleman; 8. 21M-Cassandra Minium; 9. 19-Tylor Cochran (DNF).

HEAT 5 – 1. 19-Kruz Kepner; 2. 95-Garrett Bard; 3. 12J-Jonathan Jones; 4. 50-Jay Krout; 5. 18T-Tim Tanner; 6. 99-Devin Adams; 7. 78-Justin Clark; 8. 25K-Matt Kline.

HEAT 6 – 1. 39X-Scott Frack; 2. 83-Larry McVay; 3. 79-Ian Cumens; 4. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 5. 5E-Wally Eshenaur; 6. 51-Dave Graber; 7. 31C-Chase Metheney; 8. 12-Roger Irvine (DNF).

B-MAIN 1 – 1. 17K-Kyle Keen; 2. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 3. 55-Domenic Melair; 4. 26-Ryan Lynn; 5. 880-Drew Ritchey; 6. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 7. 23-Nathan Gramley; 8. 12-Joe Kay; 9. 72-Dave Guss; 10. 8B-Will Brunson; 11. 53W-Jimmy White; 12. 44V-Daren Bolac; 13. 2-Derek Hauck; 14. 88-Fred Arnold; 15. 91L-John Fiore; 16. 39-Tom Humphries.

B-MAIN 2 – 1. 99-Devin Adams; 2. 18T-Tim Tanner; 3. 97-Kenny Heffner; 4. 44-Jake Waters; 5. 50-Jay Krout; 6. 5E-Wally Eshenaur; 7. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 8. 51-Dave Graber; 9. 28-Keith Prutzman; 10. 78-Justin Clark; 11. 46-Mike Alleman; 12. 21M-Cassandra Minium; 13. 25K-Matt Kline; 14. 31C-Chase Metheney; 15. 19-Tyler Cochran. DNS-12-Roger Irvine.

KEYSTONE RACESAVER CHALLENGE FEATURE – 1. 8-Nick Sweigart; 2. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 3. 20-Doug Dodson; 4. 95-Garrett Bard; 5. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 6. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 7. 99-Devin Adams; 8. 45-Kevin Nagy; 9. 77J-Jeff Geiges; 10. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 11. 79-Ian Cumens; 12. 97-Kenny Heffner; 13. 12J-Jonathan Jones; 14. 2-Erin Statler; 15. 92-Dylan Proctor; 16. 61H-Jon Haegele; 17. 18T-Tim Tanner; 18. 6-Brad Mellott; 19. 39X-Scott Frack; 20. 55-Domenic Melair; 21. Kruz Kepner (DNF); 22. 26-Ryan Lynn (DNF); 23. 83-Larry McVay (DNF); 24. 17K-Kyle Keen. DNS – 1-Tom Carberry.

FOUNDERS CUP – 1. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 2. 880-Drew Ritchey; 3. 50-Jay Krout; 4. 78-Justin Clark; 5. 5E-Wally Eshenaur; 6. 46-Mike Alleman; 7. 23-Nathan Gramley; 8. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 9. 91L-John Fiore (hard charger); 10. 2-Derek Hauck; 11. 8B-Will Brunson; 12. 72-Dave Guss; 13. 88-Fred Arnold; 14. 44V-Daren Bolac; 15. 31C-Chase Metheney; 16. 21M-Cassandra Minium; 17. 53W-Jimmy White; 18. 25K-Matt Kline; 19. 51-Dave Graber (DNF); 20. 19-Tylor Cochran (DNF). DNS – 12-Joe Key; 28-Keith Prutzman; 39-Tom Humphries; 12-Roger Irvine; 44-Jake Waters.

 

 

Gile Wires ASCS Non-Wing Sprint Cars at Central Arizona Speedway!

Lonnie Wheatley, CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (October 12, 2019) – Dennis Gile made it two ASCS Desert Non-Wing Sprint Car series wins in a row by wiring the field in Saturday night’s 25-lap feature event atop the Central Arizona Speedway clay oval.

While Gile took Sprint Car honors, other Saturday night winners included Bo Partain in IMCA Sport Modified action, Nelson Morrow in Pure Stocks and Grant Schaadt and Cameron LaRose in winged and non-wing Power 600 Micro Sprint competition.

In the 25-lap ASCS Desert Non-Wing Sprint Car Series feature, Gile took command at the outset from the pole position and was in command all the way before ultimately posting his third series win of the year ahead of Joshua Shipley, Sterling Cling, 11th-starter Joe Scheopner and Rick Shuman.

Bo Partain rallied from the eighth starting position to take IMCA Sport Modified honors ahead of Cody Miller and J.J. McCarty, while Nelson Morrow raced from the fourth row outside to make it five Pure Stock triumphs in a row ahead of Virgil McArthur and Jack Lacy.

In the Power 600 Micro Sprint Car ranks, Grant Schaadt capitalized on the pole position to win the winged feature ahead of Logan Calderwood and Hayley Aragon while Cameron La Rose raced from the third row to top the wingless feature in front of Eric Kelley, Jr., and Kurt Johnson.

Central Arizona Speedway returns to action on Saturday, October 26, with the Howl-O-Ween Bash featuring the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds, Mod Lites and Power 600 Micro Sprints.

Central Arizona Speedway – October 12, 2019 Results:

ASCS Desert Non- Wing Sprint Car Series:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 34-Sterling Cling, 2. 51-Ronald Webster, 3. 4T-Dennis Gile, 4. 7x-Ryan Murphy, 5. 25az-Rick Shuman, 6. 7-Wayne Siddle.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 7k-Bruce St. James, 2. 2-Joshua Shipley, 3. 3-Pete Yerkovich, 4. 3k-Patrick Krob, 5. 25-Mike Waddle, 6. 17-Joe Scheopner, 7. 56-George Zills.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 4T-Dennis Gile, 2. 2-Joshua Shipley, 3. 34-Sterling Cling, 4. 17-Joe Scheopner, 5. 25az-Rick Shuman, 6. 7-Wayne Siddle, 7. 3-Pete Yerkovich, 8. 25-Mike Waddle, 9. 7x-Ryan Murphy, 10. 3k-Patrick Krob, 11. 51-Ronald Webster, 12. 7k-Bruce St. James, 13. 56-George Zills.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 11az-Cole Carver, 2. 8w-Dylan Newberg, 3. 10m-Cody Miller, 4. 77k-Chris Rein, 5. 06-Rex Hasley, 6. 69-Marcos Bojorquez, 7. 51f-David Farley, 8. 20az-Chuck Black, 9. 21-Joshua Allred.

Heat Two: 1. 111-J.J. McCarty, 2. 75c-Bo Partain, 3. 56b-Sheyne Bradley, 4. 20-Mark Harrison, 5. T38-Tommy Thompson, 6. 14J-Joey Jock, 7. 222-Steve Bitting, 8. 12dt-Dixon Tipton.

“A” Main: 1. 75c-Bo Partain, 2. 10m-Cody Miller, 3. 111-J.J. McCarty, 4. 20-Mark Harrison, 5. 8w-Dylan Newberg, 6. T38-Tommy Thompson, 7. 14J-Joey Jock, 8. 06-Rex Hasley, 9. 222-Steve Bitting, 10. 21-Joshua Allred, 11. 12dt-Dixon Tipton, 12. 77k-Chris Rhein, 13. 56b-Sheyne Bradley, 14. 69-Marcos Bojorquez, 15. 20az-Chuck Black, 16. 51F-David Farley, 17. 11az-Cole Carver.

Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. 01-Nelson Morrow, 2. 124-Bud Marshall, 3. 16-Derek Morrow, 4. 47-Virgil McArthur, 5. 8-Cody Ashcraft, 6. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 7. 505-Casey Murdoch, 8. 57T-Justin Taylor, 9. 11-Brad Mascriota, 10. 77-Paul Morgan.

Heat Two: 1. 2jr-Jack Lacy, 2. 82-Paul Arseneau, 3. 13a-Clay Arseneau, 4. 262-Julia Alves, 5. 13-Allen Hakes, 6. 420-Chris Mortensen, 7. 44s-Steve Shumaker, 8. 28-Donald Comstock, 9. 03-Kevin Risacher.

“A” Main: 1. 01-Nelson Morrow, 2. 47-Virgil McArthur, 3. 2jr-Jack Lacy, 4. 8-Cody Ashcraft, 5. 124-Bud Marshall, 6. 82-Paul Arseneau, 7. 28-Donald Comstock, 8. 44s-Steve Shumaker, 9. 03-Kevin Risacher, 10. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 11. 57T-Justin Taylor, 12. 13a-Clay Arseneau, 13. 505-Casey Murdoch, 14. 420-Chris Mortensen, 15. 11-Brad Mascriota, 16. 16-Derek Morrow, 17. 13-Allen Hakes, 18. 262-Julia Alves, 19. 77-Paul Morgan.

Power 600 Winged Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 6-Kaiden Clark, 2. 7J-J.W. Henderson, 3. 2a-Aiden Morris, 4. 55b-Ayden Brandon, 5. 36-Tuesday Calderwood, 6. 25-Josh Spattola, 7. 98-Bobby Tanner.

Heat Two: 1. 4-Logan Calderwood, 2. 83-Hayley Aragon, 3. 88a-Axton Romero, 4. 88g-Grant Schaadt, 5. 15r-Rose Miller, 6. 15d-Dylan Schaadt, 7. 7-Jesse Johnson.

“A’ Main: 1. 88g-Grant Schaadt, 2. 4-Logan Calderwood, 3. 83-Hayley Aragon, 4. 7J-J.W. Henderson, 5. 36-Tuesday Calderwood, 6. 88a-Axton Romero, 7. 6-Kaiden Clark, 8. 25-Josh Spattola, 9. 2a-Aiden Morris, 10. 98-Bobby Tanner, 11. 55b-Ayden Brandon, 12. 15r-Rose Miller, 13. 7-Jesse Johnson, 14. 15d-Dylan Schaadt.

Power 600 Non-Wing Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 43e-Eddie Hamblin, 2. 52-Cameron La Rose, 3. 68-Derrick Johnson, 4. 21jr-Eric Kelley, Jr., 5. 69-Evan La, 6. 07-Keelan Matthews, 7. 21x-George Zills.

Heat Two: 1. 67-Kurt Johnson, 2. 22k-Mia Stacy, 3. 06-Matt Sanchez, 4. 03-Jake Branum, 5. 82-C.J. Bunch, 6. 32-Matt Schiffmacher.

“A” Main: 1. 52-Cameron La Rose, 2. 21jr-Eric Kelley, Jr., 3. 67-Kurt Johnson, 4. 43e-Eddie Hamblin, 5. 03-Jake Branum, 6. 22k-Mia Stacy, 7. 06-Matt Sanchez, 8. 69-Evan La, 9. 07-Keelan Matthews, 10. 68-Derrick Johnson, 11. 32-Matt Schiffmacher, 12. 82-C.J. Bunch, 13. 21x-George Zills.

 

 

NEUMAN SURVIVES MARION MAYHEM, WINS AGAIN WITH TEAM RIPPER

MARION, ILL. (October 12, 2019) - Saturday's Southern Illinois Shootout was a wild one from start-to-finish for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Encountering the 1/8th-mile Southern Illinois Raceway for the first and only time this season, drivers faced a rough and rowdy surface with character aplenty. Four different leaders stood at the front, some slipped back and some stormed forward, but through all of the chaos and carnage it was Jake Neuman and Team Ripper capitalizing late and finding victory lane once again.

Swarmed by several inches of rain on Thursday and Friday, Mother Nature left a signature mark on the SIR short track as the POWRi National Midgets rode into town for their lone appearance of 2019. From hot laps to feature action, it was a cowboy up kind of track with holes grabbing drivers, bumps shaking 'em up, ruts throwing 'em around and surprises around each corner.

Going green for the 30-lap main event, Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, Calif. quickly put his right foot down and hammered around polesitter Tyler Courtney to gain initial command of the lead. Entering with the championship lead under his own control, Colwell set sail with a focus on keeping his nose clean aboard the Keith Kunz Motorsports, IWX Motor Freight, Bullet/Toyota No. 71.

Lap traffic on lap five quickly threw a wrench into that plan as Colwell dealt with backmarkers in front of him and a furiously fast Courtney hot on his tail. A lap eight side-by-side bout nearly ended in chaos when Colwell closed the door on Courtney into turn three and launched out of a hole into a lapper, but luckily his No. 71 mount recovered and kept control of the top spot before third-running Cannon McIntosh brought out the red flag with a gnarly turn one flip off the fence.

Back to green on lap nine, Courtney successfully attacked Colwell as he bobbled, moving the Clauson-Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink, Spike/SR-11 No. 17JR to the point. "Sunshine," a two-time winner POWRi competition, drove off into lap traffic through the middle stages while Colwell dropped at the hands of his KKM teammates, Tanner Carrick and Holley Hollan.

At the halfway mark, Colwell's No. 71 slowed to a halt in turn two to bring out the caution and throw some serious championship implications into the fray as he went to the pit area with a mechanical issue. Returning to racing with ten to go, Courtney continued to lead Carrick while Chris Andrews of Tulsa, Okla. made it by Hollan for the third spot.

Coming together in a fight for the top spot, Colwell and Courtney collided off turn four on the 23rd circuit. They both kept it together and held onto 1st and 2nd, but the damage was already done. Over the next lap, Carrick's front end folded on the Keith Kunz Motorsports, Walker Filters, Craftsman No. 71K and then Courtney's left rear went flat, eliminating both contenders from the show.

Inheriting the lead with eight laps left, Chris Andrews commanded the field in a Jim Miller owned No. 95 entry. The chaos quickly resumed, however, as Andrews' bid for a breakthrough first-career National Midget win were shattered just three-quarters of a lap later, when contact between he and Jake Neuman shot the No. 95 around and to a stop.

The final restart saw Neuman fire the field with Andrew Felker and a hard-charging Buddy Kofoid at his heels. Neuman took the conservative route around the inside, but Buddy, who was making his first-ever POWRi National Midget start, was going all-out after making it to the front from 17th. Kofoid was a show in-and-of himself over the final eight laps while running high, biking big and smashing the gas in pursuit of Neuman, a race that he would make close, but ultimately fall just short of stealing.

At the checkered flag, it was Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Ill. withstanding the chaos and winning the Southern Illinois Shootout at SIR from the 11th spot. Marking his sixth career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory, tonight's triumph was Neuman's fourth of 2019, a season which has proved to be the best of his career. Driving the Team Ripper No. 21KS, Neuman and crew chief Flea Ruzic have made five starts together since September with two wins coming their way.

Buddy Kofoid of Penngrove, Calif. left a lasting first impression on the POWRi National Midget ranks in his league debut at SIR. Falling short of the victory, the teenage sensation delivered a remarkable 17th-to-2nd run aboard the Keith Kunz Motorsports, Toyota Racing No. 97 and made his name known across the midget racing landscape.

Andrew Felker, the 2012 POWRi National Midget champ and current POWRi West points leader, rounded out the podium with a third-place showing in the Chad Shields Racing, MelMark Pipe & Supply, Ripper/Fontana No. 44S. Closing out the top five at SIR was a pair of KKM teammates with 14-year old Daison Pursley finishing fourth in the Toyota Racing No. 9 and the record-chasing Logan Seavey in fifth with the Mobil 1 No. 67.

Finishing inside the top ten was Tucker Klaasmeyer of Paola, Kans. in sixth, Kyle Jones of Kennedale, Tex. in seventh for the TriFecta Motorsorts No. 7U, championship contender Zach Daum in eighht-from-19th, midget rookie Kameron Key in ninth-from-18th, and Jesse Love in tenth-from-23rd.

Daison Pursley (Auto Meter Heat 1), Logan Seavey (KSE Racing Products Heat 2), Tyler Courtney (Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 3) and Tanner Carrick (Schoenfeld Headers Heat 4) topped heat race action. Buddy Kofoid won the Rod End Supply B-Main.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League visits Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill. tomorrow Sunday, October 13 for the Charlene Meents Memorial. If you can't make it, watch LIVE on www.speedshifttv.com.

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

Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (1); 2. 67K-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (5); 3. 44S-Andrew Felker, Carl Junction, MO (7); 4. 57D-Daniel Robinson, Ewing, IL (2); 5. 28X-Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO (3); 6. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (6); 7. 103-Broc Hunnell, Eolia, MO (4).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 67-Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (2); 2. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (6); 3. 72-Sam Johnson, St. Peters, MO (1); 4. 88-Tyler Nelson, Indianapolis, IN (3); 5. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (5); 6. 97-Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA (7); 7. 86C-Dave Camfield Jr., Decatur, IL (4).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps):
1. 17JR-Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (5); 2. 95-Chris Andrews, Sapulpa, OK (1); 3. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (3); 4. 21KS-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (6); 5. 47BC-Andrew Layser, Collegeville, PA (2); DNS, 4W-Ben Welsch, Libert, MO.

Schoenfeld Headers Heat Four (8 Laps):
1. 71K-Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (1); 2. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (6); 3. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (4); 4. 7U-Kyle Jones, Kennedale, TX (5); 5. 17C-Devin Camfield, Decatur, IL (3); 6. 4F-Chad Frewaldt, Kansas City, KS (2).

Rod End Supply B-Main (10 Laps / 6 Transfer):
1. 97-Buddy Kofoid (2); 2. 28X-Kameron Key (3); 3. 5D-Zach Daum (6); 4. 47BC-Andrew Layser (5); 5. 4F-Chad Frewaldt (7); 6. 103-Broc Hunnell (8); 7. 17C-Devin Camfield (4); 8. 86C-Dave Camfield Jr. (9); 9. 97K-Jesse Love (1); DNS, 4W-Ben Welsch.

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 3N-Jake Neuman (11); 2. 97-Buddy Kofoid (17); 3. 44S-Andrew Felker (5); 4. 9-Daison Pursley (7); 5. 67-Logan Seavey (6); 6. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (12); 7. 7U-Kyle Jones (13); 8. Zach Daum (19); 9. 28X-Kameron Key (18); 10. 97K-Jesse Love (23); 11. 47BC-Andrew Layser (20); 12. 95-Chris Andrews (9); 13. 88-Tyler Nelson (15); 14. 72-Sam Johnson (14); 15. 17JR-Tyler Courtney (1); 16. 71K-Tanner Carrick (8); 17. 67K-Holley Hollan (4); 18. 57D-Daniel Robinson (16); 19. 103-Broc Hunnell (22); 20. 4F-Chad Frewaldt (21); 21. 71-Jesse Colwell (2); 22. 28-Ace McCarthy (10); 23. 08-Cannon McIntosh (3).
Lap Leader(s): Colwell 1-8; Courtney 9-23; Neuman 24-30.
Hard Charger(s): Kofoid +15 (17th-2nd)

 

 

Gee makes most of 1st visit to Waynesfield, cashing in for Bob Hampshire Classic FAST win; Gardner scores 2nd straight BOSS victory; Henning earns mini-sprint win

 

By Brian Liskai

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio - Leduc, Alberta, Canada's Skylar Gee had never competed at Waynesfield Raceway Park. But, he made his first appearance a good one, taking the lead on lap 34 and driving away to earn the $5,630 pay day for the 2nd Annual Bob Hampshire Classic.

The event, honoring the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame sprint car owner and mechanic, was the final race of 2019 for the FAST 410 Sprint Series. Cole Duncan, with his win the week prior, earned the series' championship.

The one-third mile high banked track lived up to its reputation as the 50-lap FAST feature saw several lead changes. Cap Henry led the first eight circuits with NASCAR Xfinity Star Christopher Bell taking over to lead laps 9-16 only to have Henry regain the top spot for a lap with Bell using heavy lapped traffic to move back into the lead on lap 18. Bell seemed to have the race in control when he spun in turn four while maneuvering through lapped traffic, falling back to 11th and handing the lead back to Henry. Gee, who had hung around the top five throughout the race, hunted down Henry and drove around him on lap 34. A caution with eight laps to go gave Henry one final shot, but Gee hit his marks perfectly and drove to the win.

"I struggled pretty hard the first half of the race. I started watching Christopher and then I seen DJ (Foos) poking his nose in there and it started to rubber up there a little and I started creeping and creeping and pretty soon we were pretty good and I could start cheating the wing forward. I got going pretty good in one and two and I had a good race with Cap....he raced me hard and clean. It was a lot of fun. I've never won a 50 lap race before so that's pretty cool. Hats off to Rob and Gary for working their asses off all night and all the fans for sticking out this cold," said Gee beside his Bluvos/Carlan Services/Pat Beck Motorsports/Strongs Crane Sales and Repair backed machine.

For Henry, the close of the 2019 season was bittersweet. "I thought we had a pretty good chance starting on the pole. It laid rubber and I was sure where to go. I think our worst finish here is third of fourth so I'm happy. This is a really cool place and it was a fun race," said Henry beside his Beer Barrel Bourbon sponsored #4.

Fremont, Ohio's DJ Foos, the 2019 Attica Fremont Championship Series titlist, also hung around the top five throughout the 50 lap feature and brought his Burmeister Racing machine home in third.

"I love coming to this place. I can't say enough about Shane Helms (promoter) and his gang. It's pretty bad ass to be racing here in October," said Foos of his Jet Express/CR Juices/Greer Automotive/Kistler Racing Products backed #16.

Milford, Ohio's Cody Gardner scored his first ever sprint car win at Waynesfield during the 11th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic early in July. Gardner proved that was no fluke, leading all 25 laps of the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series feature for his second win. It wasn't easy as he had to hold off Landon Simon after a late race red. Matt Westfall wrapped up the 2019 BOSS championship the week prior with his win at Atomic Speedway.

"When I won the Jack Hewitt Classic it was unbelievable...I never thought that would happen. This place has always suited me for whatever reason. The way you have to drive here just works for me and we've always run good here. To be able to win both BOSS features here this year...I'm at a loss for words. I didn't know if I was running in the right place and when you get reds and yellows you start second guessing yourself wondering if you're in the right spot. Luckily we were. I heard Landon late in the race and I just had to buckle down and hit my marks and make him drive around me if he could," said Gardner beside his Pate Manufacturing/Advanced Racing Suspensions/Superior Bearing and Supply/Ashford Motorsports backed #9G.

Middletown, Ohio's Rod Henning, a two time Waynesfield track champion, stormed into the lead with five laps to go and drove away to claim the USAC D2 Thunder Midget/AMSA Mini Sprint feature over a Gunnar Lucius and Andy Baugh.

For the 50-lap FAST feature, Henry and Cale Conley brought the field to green with Henry grabbing the early advantage over Conley, Zeb Wise, Gee and Bell. Bell drove fifth to third on lap four and took second a circuit later. Bell quickly closed on Henry and drove into the lead on lap nine as the leaders entered heavy lapped traffic. Shawn Dancer slipped off the track on lap 11, necessitating a red as officials wanted to make sure he was safe. On the restart and with a clear track, Bell and Henry scooted away from a good battle for third between Conley and Wise with Gee staying within striking distance.

By lap 15 Henry had closed the gap on Bell and pounced on lap 17 to regain the lead only to have Bell return the slider the following lap to move back to the point with Conley, Gee, Foos and Wise in Pursuit. Heavy lapped traffic awaited the leaders by lap 20 but Bell was able to move through to maintain a slight lead over Henry with Gee moving into third.

Driving through turns three and four in traffic on lap 25, Bell got side ways, did a 360 and kept going, but dropped to 11th, moving Henry back to the lead over Gee, Conley, Foos and Wise. A caution on lap 32 for a Chad Kemenah spin put Gee right on Henry's rear bumper and on the restart Gee drove to his outside as the pair raced side by side with Gee finally taking the lead on lap 34.

Gee was able to pull away slightly from Henry over the next hand full of laps while Conley was battling Foos and Duncan for third. With 10 laps to go, Stuart Brubaker spun, putting Henry once again on Gee's rear bumper. Kemenah would spin again on lap 42, setting up an eight lap shoot out. On the restart Gee and Henry pulled away from Foos while Conley battled with Bell for fourth. With six laps to go, Henry took several looks to the inside of Gee but couldn't make the pass. Gee went on to take the win over Henry, Foos, Conley and Bell.

John Ivy and Cody Gardner brought the field to green for the 25-lap BOSS non-wing sprint car feature with Gardner jumping into the lead over Toby Alfrey, Ivy, Cory Crabtree and Landon Simon. While Gardner pulled away, the battle for second quickly heated up between Alfrey, Ivy and Simon. Simon was able to secure the runner-up spot on lap nine and closed on Gardner with Ivy moving into third.

Gardner and Simon ran nose to tail over the next hand full of laps until the first caution flew on lap 17 when Alfrey had trouble getting back to the pits. On the ensuing restart a multi-car crash saw Dallas Hewitt flip but walk away uninjured. When the green flew Simon kept the pressure on Gardner but was unable to drive to the lead.

Gardner hit his marks perfectly and took the checkers over Simon, Ivy, Ricky Peterson and Max Adams.

The 20-lap mini sprint feature was exciting as Chris Bounds and Andy Baugh battled throughout the first 14 laps. Henning, who started sixth, had steadily worked his way forward and a three car battle ensued for the lead with Henning taking the point on lap 15. Henning drove away to the win over a charger Gunnar Lucius and Baugh.

Waynesfield Raceway Park
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
Bob Hampshire Classic
[*] indicates starting position

FAST 410 Sprints -

Qualifying
1.22-Cole Duncan, 11.505; 2.99-Skylar Gee, 11.568; 3.9X-Ricky Peterson, 11.623; 4.4H-Cap Henry, 11.649; 5.49-Shawn Dancer , 11.675; 6.23-Luke Hall, 11.683; 7.11-Zeb Wise, 11.763; 8.K4-Chad Kemenah, 11.771; 9.16-DJ Foos, 11.785; 10.W20-Greg Wilson, 11.817; 11.5T-Travis Philo, 11.846; 12.22B-Ryan Broughton, 11.944; 13.3C-Cale Conley, 11.984; 14.8M-TJ Michael, 11.985; 15.4-Danny Smith, 12.004; 16.21-Christopher Bell, 12.009; 17.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.011; 18.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.019; 19.47-Caleb Helms, 12.064; 20.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.079; 21.97-Max Stambaugh , 12.093; 22.1ST-Nate Dussel, 12.116; 23.5X-Justin Peck, 12.137; 24.21M-Brinton Marvel, 12.150; 25.9J-Dean Jacobs, 12.211; 26.45-Trevor Baker, 12.249; 27.02-Brandon Long, 12.256; 28.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.356; 29.J4-John Garvin, 12.402; 30.78-Todd Kane, 12.613; 31.5-Jordan Harble, 12.677; 32.21H-Adam Cruea, 12.703; 33.20B-Cody Bova, 12.718; 34.10S-Jay Steinbach, 12.729; 35.9W-Lance Webb, 12.961; 36.1B-Keith Baxter, 12.967; 37.A79-David Pagano, 14.078; 38.71P-Parker Price-Miller, 99.991;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 2. 3C-Cale Conley[2] ; 3. 78-Todd Kane[6] ; 4. J4-John Garvin[5] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 6. 5-Jordan Harble[7] ; 7. 21H-Adam Cruea[8] ; 8. 20B-Cody Bova[9] ; 9. A79-David Pagano[10] ; 10. 45-Trevor Baker[1]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 16-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 99-Skylar Gee[4] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 5. 9X-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[8] ; 7. 1B-Keith Baxter[10] ; 8. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 9. 9W-Lance Webb[9] ; 10. 5X-Justin Peck[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 4H-Cap Henry[4] ; 2. 11-Zeb Wise[1] ; 3. 47-Caleb Helms[6] ; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer [3] ; 5. K4-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 7. 23-Luke Hall[2] ; 8. 02-Brandon Long[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 21-Christopher Bell[2] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[3] ; 4. 1ST-Nate Dussel[6] ; 5. 97-Max Stambaugh [5] ; 6. 9J-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton[4] ; 8. 21M-Brinton Marvel[7] ; 9. 10S-Jay Steinbach[9]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 3 to A)
1. W20-Greg Wilson[1] ; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 4. 23-Luke Hall[6] ; 5. 02-Brandon Long[8] ; 6. 10S-Jay Steinbach[10] ; 7. 21H-Adam Cruea[5] ; 8. 20B-Cody Bova[7] ; 9. A79-David Pagano[9] ; 10. 5-Jordan Harble[3]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 3 to A)
1. 97-Max Stambaugh [2] ; 2. 9X-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 3. 9J-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton[6] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[3] ; 6. 21M-Brinton Marvel[8] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 8. 1B-Keith Baxter[5] ; 9. 9W-Lance Webb[9]

A-Main 1 - (50 Laps)
1. 99-Skylar Gee[3] ; 2. 4H-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 16-DJ Foos[6] ; 4. 3C-Cale Conley[2] ; 5. 21-Christopher Bell[8] ; 6. 11-Zeb Wise[4] ; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[9] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[10] ; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 10. 47-Caleb Helms[13] ; 11. 97-Max Stambaugh [18] ; 12. 49-Shawn Dancer [5] ; 13. 1ST-Nate Dussel[16] ; 14. W20-Greg Wilson[17] ; 15. 8M-TJ Michael[14] ; 16. 9J-Dean Jacobs[22] ; 17. J4-John Garvin[15] ; 18. 9X-Ricky Peterson[20] ; 19. K4-Chad Kemenah[19] ; 20. 4-Danny Smith[12] ; 21. 78-Todd Kane[11] ; 22. 35-Stuart Brubaker[21]
Hard Charger: 97-Max Stambaugh +7

BOSS Non Wing Sprints -

Qualifying
1.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 13.186; 2.33M-Matt Westfall, 13.489; 3.24-Landon Simon, 13.492; 4.27-Scotty Weir, 13.544; 5.57-Max Adams, 13.560; 6.82-Mike Miller, 13.629; 7.12-Kody Swanson, 13.862; 8.3-Chad Wilson, 13.928; 9.77-Dustin Smith, 13.984; 10.9N-Luke Hall, 14.015; 11.5A-Toby Alfrey, 14.022; 12.26W-Cody White, 14.057; 13.18H-Dallas Hewitt, 14.098; 14.21H-Travis Hery, 14.125; 15.9G-Cody Gardner, 14.235; 16.9X-Ricky Peterson, 14.307; 17.60-Kory Crabtree, 14.318; 18.53-Steve Little, 14.323; 19.19-Matt Cooley, 14.333; 20.23S-Kyle Simon, 14.345; 21.71-Stratton Briggs, 14.358; 22.wee34-Parker Frederickson, 14.390; 23.21B-Ryan Barr, 14.494; 24.77I-John Ivy, 14.519; 25.49-Brian Ruhlman, 14.532; 26.12L-Aaron Leffel, 14.537; 27.16K-Harley Burns, 14.628; 28.71C-Barney Craig, 14.754; 29.00-Joey Irwin, 15.087; 30.31L-Buddy Lawther, 15.113; 31.01-Dustin Hammond, 15.156; 32.36-Tim Perry, 15.686; 33.44-Tom Davies, 99.991; 34.1H-Korbyn Hayslett, 99.992;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 12-Kody Swanson[1] ; 2. 57-Max Adams[2] ; 3. 33M-Matt Westfall[4] ; 4. 27-Scotty Weir[3] ; 5. 53-Steve Little[6] ; 6. 3-Chad Wilson[5] ; 7. 01-Dustin Hammond[8] ; 8. wee34-Parker Frederickson[7] ; 9. 44-Tom Davies[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 18H-Dallas Hewitt[1] ; 2. 24-Landon Simon[3] ; 3. 9X-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[4] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[2] ; 6. 49-Brian Ruhlman[7] ; 7. 12L-Aaron Leffel[8] ; 8. 71C-Barney Craig[9] ; 9. 21B-Ryan Barr[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 9G-Cody Gardner[1] ; 2. 5A-Toby Alfrey[2] ; 3. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 4. 9N-Luke Hall[3] ; 5. 23S-Kyle Simon[6] ; 6. 19-Matt Cooley[5] ; 7. 16K-Harley Burns[8] ; 8. 71-Stratton Briggs[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 60-Kory Crabtree[2] ; 3. 26W-Cody White[4] ; 4. 31L-Buddy Lawther[6] ; 5. 21H-Travis Hery[3] ; 6. 00-Joey Irwin[5] ; 7. 36-Tim Perry[7] ; 8. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 6 to A)
1. 21H-Travis Hery[4] ; 2. 82-Mike Miller[2] ; 3. 53-Steve Little[1] ; 4. 23S-Kyle Simon[3] ; 5. 00-Joey Irwin[8] ; 6. 19-Matt Cooley[7] ; 7. 71-Stratton Briggs[15] ; 8. 12L-Aaron Leffel[10] ; 9. 3-Chad Wilson[5] ; 10. wee34-Parker Frederickson[13] ; 11. 71C-Barney Craig[14] ; 12. 16K-Harley Burns[11] ; 13. 36-Tim Perry[12] ; 14. 49-Brian Ruhlman[6] ; 15. 01-Dustin Hammond[9] ; 16. 44-Tom Davies[17]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 9G-Cody Gardner[2] ; 2. 24-Landon Simon[6] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 4. 9X-Ricky Peterson[10] ; 5. 57-Max Adams[5] ; 6. 12-Kody Swanson[8] ; 7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[14] ; 8. 33M-Matt Westfall[9] ; 9. 27-Scotty Weir[13] ; 10. 77-Dustin Smith[11] ; 11. 21H-Travis Hery[17] ; 12. 60-Kory Crabtree[3] ; 13. 53-Steve Little[19] ; 14. 19-Matt Cooley[22] ; 15. 26W-Cody White[12] ; 16. 9N-Luke Hall[15] ; 17. 31L-Buddy Lawther[16] ; 18. 00-Joey Irwin[21] ; 19. 18H-Dallas Hewitt[7] ; 20. 82-Mike Miller[18] ; 21. 5A-Toby Alfrey[4] ; 22. 23S-Kyle Simon[20]
Hard Charger: 19-Matt Cooley +8

AMSA Mini Sprints -

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 1-Rod Henning[2] ; 2. 3D-Cody Downard[1] ; 3. 11L-Aaron Leffel[7] ; 4. 11J-James Moore[4] ; 5. 10-Zane Briggs[8] ; 6. 2-Tyler Kalb[3] ; 7. 23S-Brad Strunk[6] ; 8. 2B-Tommy Bigelow[5]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 22-Gunnar Lucius[5] ; 2. 65-Chris Bounds[4] ; 3. 71-Stratton Briggs[6] ; 4. 11T-Tommy Kouns[3] ; 5. C4-Chuck Weigt[1] ; 6. 35-Howard McCormick[7] ; 7. 23D-Bryce Dues[2]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 42-Cory Guingrich[3] ; 2. 93C-Chett Gehrke[6] ; 3. 6-Adam Schmenk[2] ; 4. 4-Andrew Heitkamp[1] ; 5. 6M-Eddie Mehl[5] ; 6. 62-Zack Gingerich[4] ; 7. 53-Chris Miller[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 37-Andy Baugh[8] ; 2. 81H-Anthony Haas[7] ; 3. 01-Ryan Moran[4] ; 4. 7T-Tom Hessel[3] ; 5. 36-Ian Creager[9] ; 6. 90-Matt Freeman[5] ; 7. 12-Kyle Kriegbaum[2] ; 8. 4B-Don Bigelow[6] ; 9. 3-Jon Watson[1]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. C4-Chuck Weigt[2] ; 2. 23S-Brad Strunk[9] ; 3. 36-Ian Creager[4] ; 4. 90-Matt Freeman[8] ; 5. 6M-Eddie Mehl[3] ; 6. 10-Zane Briggs[1] ; 7. 2-Tyler Kalb[5] ; 8. 35-Howard McCormick[6] ; 9. 62-Zack Gingerich[7] ; 10. 3-Jon Watson[15] ; 11. 4B-Don Bigelow[14] ; 12. 12-Kyle Kriegbaum[12] ; 13. 23D-Bryce Dues[10] ; 14. 2B-Tommy Bigelow[13]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)
1. 1-Rod Henning[6] ; 2. 22-Gunnar Lucius[5] ; 3. 37-Andy Baugh[3] ; 4. 65-Chris Bounds[1] ; 5. 71-Stratton Briggs[10] ; 6. 42-Cory Guingrich[4] ; 7. 93C-Chett Gehrke[7] ; 8. 23S-Brad Strunk[18] ; 9. 81H-Anthony Haas[8] ; 10. 01-Ryan Moran[12] ; 11. 11T-Tommy Kouns[14] ; 12. 4-Andrew Heitkamp[15] ; 13. 36-Ian Creager[19] ; 14. C4-Chuck Weigt[17] ; 15. 7T-Tom Hessel[16] ; 16. 90-Matt Freeman[20] ; 17. 3D-Cody Downard[2] ; 18. 6-Adam Schmenk[11] ; 19. 11L-Aaron Leffel[9] ; 20. 11J-James Moore[13]
Hard Charger: 23s-Brad Srunk +10


 

CARRICK CRUISES TO THIRD-CAREER WIN AT JACKSONVILLE

JACKSONVILLE, ILL. (October 6, 2019) - Going wire-to-wire in Saturday's 30-lap main event at Jacksonville Speedway, Tanner Carrick of Lincoln, Calif. was just unstoppable in the green-to-checkered run. Aboard the Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, Walker Filters, Bullet/Toyota No. 71K, Carrick won his third career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League feature and the first of his 2019 campaign.

Surviving a pair of rain delays before the feature hit the track, it was a constant guessing game on Saturday as Mother Nature tried and tried again to thwart the Jacksonville Speedway season finale. A steady afternoon cell nearly ended it all before pill draw started, and then a sudden shower ahead of the main events created a second brief stoppage.

Earning PAC Racing Springs High Point Man honors, Carrick claimed the pole position of the main event following an excitable fifth-to-first charge in heat race action. Joined to his outside by Zach Duam of Pocahontas, Ill., the duo brought the 22-car feature field to life and Carrick immediately shot to the point.

On a fast, heavy and hammer down quarter-mile surface, Carrick was able to quickly extend his advantage before Rico Abreu of St. Helena, Calif. made his way by Daum for the second spot on lap eight. Trailing by 2.1 seconds, Abreu's charge to Carrick's tail waited until the final ten laps, when he brought the heat through lap traffic.

Finding another gear in the closing laps, Abreu all of a sudden chopped into Carrick's lead left and right aboard the Safelite Auto Repair No. 97. Giving the fans some late-race excitement, Abreu was able to approach Carrick's No. 71K on the final circuit but fell just one or two corners short of being able to make a bid for the win.

In the end, Tanner Carrick of Lincoln, Calif. controlled all 30 laps aboard the Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, Walker Filters, Bullet/Toyota No. 71K. His Jacksonville Speedway score marks his first POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League win of 2019 and the third of his career.

Rico Abreu settled for runner-up honors for the second-straight night while Zach Daum also rounded out the podium on Saturday just like he did on Friday. Jesse Colwell lost 10 points off his championship lead as he finished in fourth with Tucker Klaasmeyer right behind him in the fifth spot.

Also finishing inside the top ten was Holley Hollan in sixth, Cannon McIntosh in seventh, Logan Seavey in eighth, Daison Pursley in ninth and Andrew Layser in tenth.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League moves to Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill. on Friday, October 11 followed by a Saturday, October 12 stop at Southern Illinois Raceway in Marion, Ill.

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

Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 71K-Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (5); 2. 47BC-Andrew Layser, Collegeville, PA (2); 3. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (4); 4. 97A-Austin O'Dell, Rochester, IL (3); 5. 57B-Chase Jones, Greenwood, IN (1); 6. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (7); 7. 55-Jeff Sparks, Mason City, IL (8); DNS, 87-Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL.

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 67-Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (3); 2. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (6); 3. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (5); 4. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (7); 5. 21KS-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (4); 6. 3K-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (1); 7. 103-Broc Hunnell, Eolia, MO (2).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (2); 2. 97-Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (6); 3. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (3); 4. 67K-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (7); 5. 00-Luke Howard, Overland Park, KS (1); 6. 54-Ray Seach, Beloit, WI (5); 7. 50-Daniel Adler, St. Louis, MO (4).

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Main Event (30 Laps): 1. 71K-Tanner Carrick (1); 2. 97-Rico Abreu (3); 3. 5D-Zach Daum (2); 4. 71-Jesse Colwell (6); 5. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (5); 6. 67K-Holley Hollan (8); 7. 08-Cannon McIntosh (7); 8. 67-Logan Seavey (4); 9. 9-Daison Pursley (11); 10. 47BC-Andrew Layser (9); 11. 21KS-Jake Neuman (13); 12. 97A-Austin O'Dell (12); 13. 97K-Jesse Love (10); 14. 57B-Chase Jones (15); 15. 28-Ace McCarthy (14); 16. 50-Daniel Adler (20); 17. 3K-Korey Weyant (19); 18. 00-Luke Howard (16); 19. 54-Ray Seach (17); 20. 103-Broc Hunnell (21); 22. 55-Jeff Sparks (18); 23. 87-Mitchell Davis (22). Lap Leader(s): Carrick 1-30.

 

 

Hewitt Beats Cockrum in Non-Wing Sprint Feature

To Highlight the First Night of Gas City’s

‘Fall Festival of Speed’ Saturday Night;

Barrow, Gamester, Moran, Hicks, Gentry Also Win

GAS CITY, Ind., Oct. 6 — Tyler Hewitt collected $2,000 for winning the 25-lap non-wing 410 sprint car feature to highlight a 145-car, six-division show on Saturday at Gas City I-69 Speedway during the first night of the two-day “Fall Festival of Speed.”

Ethan Barrow won the 25-lap IMCA Xcaliber Graphics Indiana RaceSaver winged 305 sprint car feature while Russ Gamester took the top honors among the open midget field in another 25-lapper. Ryan Moran won the 20-lap MMSA/AMSA 1,000cc mini-sprint feature. Chris Hicks won the 20-lap main event for the tough trucks and Donnie Gentry closed the show by winning the main event for the AVSCA vintage sprint cars.

The action continues today (Sunday, Oct. 6) with the second night of the Fall Festival of Speed, which will feature stock cars and will close the quarter-mile dirt track’s 2019 season. The late model feature winner will receive $1,500, while the UMP modified feature winner will pocket $1,000. Street stocks/thunder cars, super streets/sportsman and hornets/compacts will complete that card.

Hewitt drives for One More Time Motorsports, which is fitting in more ways than one because the Marion, Ind.-based driver nabbed one more victory in the last non-wing sprint feature at Gas City in 2019, having also won here on Aug. 9. John and Sherril Long of Albany, Ind. own the Maxim No. 97x powered by an Evan Jackson-tuned Chevy engine. Alfred Hewitt, also of Marion, is the winning chief mechanic.

Hewitt started on the pole in the 20-car field and led all 25 laps to beat the “Flying Fireman,” Shane Cockrum of Benton, Ill., to the line by 0.724 of a second. Cockrum started fifth but took second on lap three by passing Harley Burns of Brazil, Ind.

Cockrum threw everything he had at Hewitt. He did a wheelie in Turn 4 on lap five, and had another moment on lap 18 when Cole Ketcham of Muncie, Ind. snuck under him to get second, but Cockrum got the spot back on the next lap with a move to the outside entering Turn 3. Cockrum was able to pull right up to the rear of Hewitt’s yellow car in Turn 4 with three laps to go, but Hewitt fought him off for the victory.

Ketcham finished third. The 2019 track champion, Thomas Meseraull of Waveland, Ind., placed fourth after getting by Anthony D’Alessio of Gas City with a move to the outside in Turn 2 on the last lap. Meseraull did a wheelie on the frontstretch at the checkered, causing a scramble behind him.

Barrow, of Bloomington, Ind., started fifth in the IMCA RaceSaver 305 winged sprint car feature in his Tom White & Company Real Estate No. 14, but he was second only to polesitter Jeff Wimmenauer of Indianapolis by lap two, got the lead on lap three, and led the rest of the way. After that his biggest challenge was navigating through lapped traffic, which he did successfully.

Bradley Sterrett, who is also from Bloomington, passed Wimmenauer for second with a move to the outside as they were going through Turn 2 and onto the backstretch on lap 22. Barrow was long gone by that time though, and had a 6.769-second margin of victory over Sterrett. Anton Hernandez of Arlington, Texas started seventh but finished third followed by Meseraull, who was doing double duty, and Wimmenauer.

Gamester, of Peru, Ind., earned the pole for the midget feature and led all 25 laps of it, stepping out smartly on each restart to win by a straightaway over Chett Gehrke of Louisville, Ky. Emerson Axsom of Franklin, Ind., who just turned 15, ran in third and had a good battle with Gehrke and later Kendall Ruble of Vincennes, Ind., but when he slowed down for a red flag with 13 laps down the right-front of his car dug into the dirt and its right-front tie rod broke, ending his night.

Ruble went on to take third followed by Alex Watson of Columbus, Ohio, who was the USAC SpeeD2 winner. Newlywed Cody Beard of Dubois, Ind. rounded out the top five.

After a brief rain delay, the mini-sprint drivers took to the track for their feature. Polesitter Max Brannam led the first five laps until Moran, of Ottawa, Ohio, passed him to the inside in Turn 1 and went on to lead the rest of the way in the Riley Creek Sportswear No. 01.

Cody Trammel of Smithville, Ind. passed Brannam for second on lap eight and finished in the runner-up spot. Chris Miller of Lafayette, Ind. placed third, Anthony Haas of Sabina, Ohio was fourth and Keith Langley of Bloomington, Ind. finished fifth.

Polesitter Hicks of Lima, Ohio was worn out but happy after leading all 20 laps of the tough trucks feature. Andy King finished second followed by Devon Helmig of Lima, Ohio; Bryan Martin of Churubusco, Ind., and Chris Bitters of Harrod, Ohio.

Gentry, of Henderson, Ky., used an inside move in Turn 4 to pass Tate Young on lap nine and went on to win what turned out to be a timed event for the vintage sprint cars. Young, of Kennesaw, Ga., finished second followed by Patrick Stewart of Jamestown, Ind.; Danny Pittman of Henderson, Ky., and Jamie York of Osceola, Ind.

That race was halted with 13 laps complete after a two-car crash between Turns 3 and 4. Reportedly one of the drivers involved sustained a rib injury but refused transportation by ambulance.

Five drivers flipped during the program but all escaped injury. Jerry Inbody of Ashland, Ky. flipped in Turn 3 at the start of the third mini-sprint heat. Jadon Rogers of Worthington, Ind. flipped in Turn 2 with 17 laps down in the non-wing sprint feature. Kyle Dager of Fort Wayne, Ind. flipped between Turns 3 and 4 with 13 laps down in the midget feature. Matt Cogley flipped between Turns 3 and 4 with two laps down in the mini-sprint feature, but he was able to restart. Ron Brannam also flipped between Turns 3 and 4 with six laps down in the same feature.

Promoter Jerry Gappens presented Colleen Rich of Kokomo, Ind. with a plaque upon her retirement from working in the concession stands at Gas City. She worked at the concession stands both at Gas City and Kokomo Speedways, and Gappens said she served about one million race fans over her 45 years of service. She and her late husband also helped with the scoring in the past, and the concession stand work has been a family effort.

Fans can get more information about Gas City I-69 Speedway on its website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. They can also follow the track on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

The results:

Sprint Group 1 Qualifying: 1. Cole Ketcham, 13.002; 2. Brayden Fox, 13.120; 3. Tyler Hewitt, 13.233; 4. Billy Cribbs, 13.306; 5. Cody White, 13.326; 6. Travis Berryhill, 13.356; 7. Collin Parker, 13.627; 8. David Hair, 13.992; 9. Gage Etgen, no time, 10. Daniel Grumaunz, no time.

Sprint Group 2 Qualifying: 1. Tim Creech, 12.707; 2. Shane Cockrum, 12.880; 3. Tye Mihacko, 13.039, 4. Brayden Clark, 13.098; 5. Adam Byrkett, 13.120; 6. Kevin Blue, 13.408; 7. Cooper Welch, 13.743; 8. Ralph Johnson, 14.924, 9. Tommy Rockwell, no time; 10. R.J. Payne, no time.

Sprint Group 3 Qualifying: 1. Harley Burns, 12.410; 2. Thomas Meseraull, 12.429; 3. Anthony D’Alessio, 12.508; 4. A.J. Hopkins, 12.580; 5. Jadon Rogers, 12.660; 6. Tony Main, 12.738; 7. Toby Alfrey, 12.901; 8. Travis Hery, 12.947; 9. Ryan Barr, 13.516; 10. Billy Winsemann, no time.

First Non-Wing 410 Sprint Heat (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Tyler Hewitt, 2. Cole Ketcham, 3. Travis Berryhill, 4. Billy Cribbs, 5. Brayden Fox, 6. Cody White, 7. David Hair, 8. Gage Etgen, 9. Collin Parker, 10. Daniel Grumaunz. 4:35.

Second Non-Wing 410 Sprint Heat (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. Brayden Clark, 3. Tim Creech, 4.Tye Mihacko, 5. Adam Byrkett, 6. Cooper Welch, 7. Tommy Rockwell, 8. Kevin Blue, 9. Ralph Johnson, 10. R.J. Payne. 4:40.

Third Non-Wing 410 Sprint Heat (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Anthony D’Alessio, 2. Harley Burns, 3. Jadon Rogers, 4. Thomas Meseraull, 5. Travis Hery, 6. Toby Alfrey, 7. Tony Main, 8. Ryan Barr, 9. A.J. Hopkins (DNS), 10. Billy Winsemann (DNS). 7:14.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint B Main (10 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Tony Main, 2. Cody White, 3. Cooper Welch, 4. A.J. Hopkins, 5. Ryan Barr, 6. Collin Parker, 7. Tommy Rockwell, 8. David Hair, 9. Kevin Blue, 10. Daniel Grumaunz, 11. Ralph Johnson, 12. Gage Etgen, 13. R.J. Payne, 14. Toby Alfrey, 15. Billy Winsemann (DNS). 6:55.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Tyler Hewitt, 2. Shane Cockrum, 3. Cole Ketcham, 4. Thomas Meseraull, 5. Anthony D’Alessio, 6. Billy Cribbs, 7. Travis Hery, 8. A.J. Hopkins, 9. Tony Main, 10. Tye Mihocko, 11. Cody White, 12. Travis Berryhill, 13. Ryan Barr, 14. Adam Byrkett, 15. Brayden Clark, 16. Tim Creech, 17. Cooper Welch, 18. Brayden Fox, 19. Harley Burns, 20. Jadon Rogers. 23.48.

IMCA RaceSaver 305 Winged Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Jeff Wimmerauer, 2. Ethan Barrow, 3. A.J. Carlson, 4. Alfred Galedrige Jr., 5. Justin Clark, 6. Patrick Kren, 7. Rod Henning, 8. Gary Gipson. 4:21.

IMCA RaceSaver 305 Winged Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps), 5 transferred): 1. Anton Hernandez, 2. Michael Helterbran, 3. Andy Bradley, 4. Jordan Welch, 5. Scotty Bradley, 6. Kyle Gunkel, 7. Alex Nalon, 8. Danny Clark. 6:13.

IMCA RaceSaver 305 Winged Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Bradley Sterrett, 3. John Paynter Jr., 4. Kevin Champoux, 5. Justin Mathews, 6. Coleman Chasteen, 7. Jackson Slone, 8. Eli Lakin, 9. Brent Stapp (DNS).

IMCA RaceSaver 305 Winged Sprint B Main (10 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Danny Clark, 2. Rod Henning, 3. Alex Nalon, 4. Kyle Gunkel, 5. Eli Lakin, 6. Gary Gipson, 7. Justin Mathews, 8. Coleman Chasteen, 9. Jackson Slone (DNS), 10. Brent Stapp (DNS).

IMCA RaceSaver 305 Winged Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Ethan Barrow, 2. Bradley Sterrett, 3. Anton Hernandez, 4. Thomas Meseraull, 5. Jeff Wimmenauer, 6. Andy Bradley, 7. A.J. Carlson, 8. Rod Henning, 9. Alfred Galedrige Jr., 10. John Paynter Jr., 11. Justin Clark, 12. Jordan Welch, 13. Scott Bradley, 14. Patrick Kren, 15. Danny Clark, 16. Alex Nalon, 17. Kyle Gunkle, 18. Eli Lakin, 19. Kevin Champoux, 20. Michael Helterbran. 12:15.

Open Midget Heat 1 (8 laps, 4 transferred): Chett Gehrke, 2. Cole Ketcham, 3. Cody Beard, 4. Jeff Beasley, 5. Zane Briggs, 6. Mark Neft Jr., 7. Thomas Bigelow, 8. Don Bigelow, 9. Jon Steed, 10. Nick Spiedel (DNS). 6:41.

Open Midget Heat 2 (8 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Alex Watson, 2. Kendall Ruble, 3. Kyle Dager, 4. Jon Watson, 5. Chris Bounds, 6. Brent Watson, 7. Nathan Foster, 8. Kevin Blue, 9. Kyle Kriegbaum, 10. Tim Key. 5:24.

Open Midget Heat 3 (8 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Russ Gamester, 2. Justin Dickerson, 3. Cory Guingrich, 4. Stratton Briggs, 5. Chris Baue, 6. Jeff Wimmenauer, 7. Jacob Denny, 8. Ryan Thomas, 9. Oliver Akard, 10. Ian Creger. 3:56.

Open Midget Heat 4 (8 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Emerson Axsom, 2. Tyler Nelson, 3. Aaron Leffel, 4. Andrew Rader, 5. Gunnar Lucius, 6. Ryan Irwin, 7. Bryce Dues, 8. Zach Guingrich, 9. Denny Smith. 6:24.

Open Midget B Main 1 (10 laps, 2 transferred): 1. Chris Baue, 2. Jacob Denny, 3. Zane Briggs, 4. Jeff Wimmenauer, 5. Oliver Akard, 6. Mark Neft Jr., 7. Ryan Thomas, 8. Thomas Bigelow, 9. Don Bigelow, 10. Ian Creager, 11. Jon Steed (DNS), 12. Nick Spiedel (DNS). 5:07.

Open Midget B Main 2 (10 laps, 2 transferred): 1. Nathan Foster, 2. Gunner Lucius, 3. Kevin Blue, 4. Brent Watson, 5. Chris Bounds, 6. Kyle Kriegbaum, 7. Zach Guingrich, 8. Bryce Dues, 9. Ryan Irwin, 10. Denny Smith, 11. Tim Key. 5:52.

Open Midget Feature (25 laps): 1. Russ Gamester, 2. Chett Gehrke, 3. Kendall Ruble, 4. Alex Watson, 5. Cody Beard, 6. Aaron Leffel, 7. Tyler Nelson, 8. Chis Baue, 9. Andrew Rader, 10. Cole Ketcham, 11. Justin Dickerson, 12. Stratton Briggs, 13. Nathan Foster, 14. Cory Guingrich, 15. Jon Watson, 16. Gunner Lucius, 17. Jacob Denny, 18. Jeff Beasley, 19. Emerson Axsom, 20. Kyle Dager. 20.21.

MMSA/AMSA Mini-Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Brandon Deputy, 2. Anthony Haas, 3. Brandon Coffee, 4. Cody Trammel, 5. Ron Brannam, 6. Cody Beard, 7. Cindy Chambers, 8. Justin Davis, 9. Mike Farr. 2:55.

MMSA/AMSA Mini-Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Austin Powell, 2. Max Brannam, 3. Kevin Fredrickson, 4. Chris Miller, 5. Chris Bounds, 6. Howard McCormick, 7. Matt Cogley, 8. Alex Cogley, 9. Todd Moore. 2:54.

MMSA/AMSA Mini-Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Jac Nickles, 2. Ryan Moran, 3. Keith Langley, 4. Adam Schmenk, 5. Brendon Cascadden, 6. Keith Inbody, 7. Ethan Rutherford, 8. Jerry Inbody. 8:56.

MMSA/AMSA Mini-Sprint B Main (8 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Howard McCormick, 2. Matt Cogley, 3. Alex Cogley, 4. Cindy Chambers, 5. Cody Beard, 6. Justin Davis, 7. Todd Moore, 8. Ethan Rutherford, 9. Mike Farr. 3:58.

MMSA/AMSA Mini-Sprint Feature (20 laps): 1. Ryan Moran, 2. Cody Trammel, 3. Chris Miller, 4. Anthony Haas, 5. Keith Langley, 6. Chris Bounds, 7. Brandon Deputy, 8. Howard McCormick, 9. Brandon Coffee, 10. Adam Schmenk, 11. Austin Powell, 12. Cody Beard, 13. Matt Cogley, 14. Cindy Chambers, 15. Max Brannam, 16. Keith Inbody, 17. Kevin Fredrickson, 18. Ron Brannam, 19. Brendon Cascadden, 20. Alex Cogley, 21. Jac Nickles. 22:06.

Tough Truck Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Chris Hicks, 2. Bryan Martin, 3. John Sanford, 4. Roy Miller, 5. Leslie Hurd, 6. Chris Gittess.

Tough Truck Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Devon Helmig, 2. Kelcy Helmig, 3. Vincent Wagoner, 4. Andy King, 5. Kevin Knittle.

Tough Truck Feature (20 laps): 1. Chris Hicks, 2. Andy King, 3. Devon Helmig, 4. Bryan Martin, 5. Chris Bitters, 6. Kelcy Helmig, 7. Leslie Hurd, 8. Vincent Wagoner, 9. Roy Miller, 10. John Sanford, 11. Kevin Knittle (DNS).

AVSCA Vintage Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Patrick Stewart, 2. Tate Young, 3. Tim Parke, 4. Tim Foster, 5. Danny Pittman, 6. Rich Baumgardner, 7. Carl Root (DNS).

AVSCA Vintage Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps/time limit): 1. Joey Valone, 2. Don Gentry, 3. Roy Caruthers, 4. Gary Dunkle, 5. Dan Ingram, 6. Carl Root, 7. Jamie York, 8. Jim Coogan.

AVSCA Vintage Sprint Feature (13 laps/time limit): 1. Don Gentry, 2. Tate Young, 3. Patrick Stewart, 4. Danny Pittman, 5. Jamie York, 6. Dan Ingram, 7. Jim Coogan, 8. Rich Baumgardner.

 

Blake Hahn Makes it Two in a Row at I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 5, 2019) –Blake Hahn added himself to a select list of elite racers by charging to his second consecutive Short Track Nationals championship feature win atop the high-banked, ¼-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval on Saturday night.

Hahn reclaimed the point from John Carney II on the 21st circuit and led the rest of the way in the 41-lapper to take the $10,041-winner’s share in the 32nd Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires finale.

“This is amazing,” Hahn said upon climbing out of the DriveWFX/Smiley’s No. 52 in victory lane. “We’ve been running well lately and to win this race twice in a row is incredible.”

With the triumph, the Sapulpa, OK racer became just the fifth in STN history to win the event in back-to-back years, joining the likes of Steve Kinser (1988-1989), Gary Wright (2003-2004), Tony Bruce, Jr. (2008-2009) and, most recently, Sammy Swindell (2016-2017).

Hahn bounced back from missing the cut in Friday night’s preliminary feature to race his way into Saturday’s four-car Mike Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash”. And, after drawing the pole position, Hahn led all but the final milliseconds when Seth Bergman nipped him at the line to earn a $500 bonus and the pole for the 41-lap finale with Carson Short and Carney II earning second row starting berths.

Hahn gunned into the initial lead only to surrender the point to Carney II on just the second lap. Carney II kept Hahn and company at bay in the ensuing rounds, fending off a pair of bids from Hahn along the way.

Hahn began to close in as the midway point approached and dove underneath Carney II entering turn three on the 21st round to recapture the lead.

With the final 23 laps run in non-stop fashion after three interruptions in the initial 18 circuits, Hahn worked through some traffic and set a rapid pace to maintain a half-straightaway lead as the laps clicked off.

Carney II and Bergman diced in his wake, swapping the runner-up position several times before a tense moment in traffic allowed Bergman to secure the position. Working the cushion, Bergman chipped away at Hahn’s advantage in the closing circuits only to come up short at the line.

“I think we may have had something for him if the cautions would have fallen a little different and we had got to more traffic,” the Snohomish, WA, native said after his career-best STN finish.

After posting a runner-up finish in Friday’s preliminary, El Paso’s Carney II earned his best career STN championship feature finish as well by rounding out the podium in third.

While the trio of Han, Bergman and Carney II monopolized the top three positions throughout the 41-lapper, position changes behind them were frequent with Sam Hafertepe, Jr., ultimately taking the fourth position after starting 13th.

Hafertepe, Jr., surged over the final half of the race, gaining a handful of positions to post his fourth career STN top-five.

On the charge with Hafertepe, Jr., Lindsay, Oklahoma’s Harli White rallied from 15th to become the first lady racer to crack the top five in an STN championship feature.

Friday preliminary winner Derek Hagar was sixth with Howard Moore, Dylan Westbrook, Chris Martin and Charlie Louden completing the top ten after race-long, top-ten contenders Matt Covington and Carson Short tangled in turn one on the final circuit just as Hahn streaked underneath the checkered flag.

The race’s first stoppage happened after seven circuits when Zach Pringle and Tony Bruce, Jr., tangled getting into turn three with Greg Wilson going off the embankment to avoid the carnage. All three were done for the night.

The caution flew two rounds later Scott Bogucki’s powerplant expired with a final interruption after 18 laps when Chris Martin spun to a stop in turn one.

Louden and Bogucki were the only two drivers that started a first career STN championship finale.

Hagar, Louden, Eric Baldaccini, Hafertepe, Jr., Pringle, Short, Moore and Bergman each topped heat races to pick up a bonus of $100 courtesy of Jenkins Fleet Services.

Martin, Bogucki, Carney II and Brandon Hanks topped qualifying races with Monty Ferriera and Brad Bowden victorious in “C” Main action before Hafertepe, Jr., Bruce, Jr., won the “B” Mains.

A total of 70 competitors took in the 32nd Annual COMP Camps Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway.

32nd Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Saturday Night Results:

Heat Races (Top 40 in Finishing/Passing Points to Qualifying Races; Balance to Two “C” Mains):

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar (2), 2. 44m-Chris Martin (1), 3. D6-Cody Gardner (3), 4. 15J-Jeremy Middleton (6), 5. 22-Sean McClelland (5), 6. 7-Justin Henderson (8), 7. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (7), 8. 2-Joseph Miller (4), 9. 50z-Zach Chappell (9).

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. X-Charlie Louden (5), 2. 23p-Hunter Poe (3), 3. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (1), 4. 12w-Dale Wester (7), 5. 94-Jeff Swindell (8), 6. 0mg-Mike Vaculik (2), 7. 61-Dewayne White (6), 8. 3b-Chris Banja (9), 9. 67-Hayden Martin (4).

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 0-Eric Baldaccini (2), 2. 44b-Scott Bogucki (1), 3. 17T-Channin Tankersley (4), 4. 12h-Tony Bruce, Jr. (7), 5. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek (6), 6. 39-Brad Bowden (5), 7. 16b-Justin Peck (3), 8. 58-Clay Dow (8).

Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (1), 2. 44h-Ronny Howard (2), 3. 84-Brandon Hanks (4), 4. 6-Dustin Gates (3), 5. 45-Monty Ferreira (5), 6. 1s-Joey Schmidt (8), 7. 77x-Alex Hill (7), 8. 21m-Paxton Gregory (6).

Fifth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 8z-Zach Pringle (1), 2. 17w-Harli White (4), 3. 26-Marshall Skinner (2), 4. 14k-Kyle Bellm (3), 5. 11g-Mike Goodman (6), 6. 21p-Robbie Price (5), 7. 13c-Chase Howard (8), 8. 4-Tommy Snellgrove (7).

Sixth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 21s-Carson Short (2), 2. 2x-Tucker Doughty (4), 3. 95-Matt Covington (5), 4. J2-John Carney II (7), 5. 10j-Justin Jacobsma (8), 6. 33c-Casey Carter (1), 7. 22g-Riley Goodno (3), 8. 29-Pete Butler (6).

Seventh Heat (8 Laps): 1. 3-Howard Moore (2), 2. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (4), 3. 9$-Kyle Clark (1), 4. 14-Jordon Mallett (8), 5. 47-Dale Howard (7), 6. 21b-Brandon Hinkle (5), 7. 92-Cody Hays (6), 8. 48-Cody Stacy (3).

Eighth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 23b-Seth Bergman (2), 2. W20-Greg Wilson (4), 3. 52-Blake Hahn (8), 4. 1x-Tim Crawley (5), 5. 38-Rick Pringle (1), 6. 5-Kory Bales (7), 7. 29w-Wade Woolsey (6), 8. 99-Blake Jenkins (3).

Qualifying Races – Top 12 in Combined Passing/Finishing Points to “A” Feature; Balance to “B” Mains

First Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 44m-Chris Martin (1), 2. 21s-Casron Short (5), 3. 47-Dale Howard (9), 4. 8z-Zach Pringle (3), 5. X-Charlie Louden (6), 6. 11g-Mike Goodman (10), 7. 12w-Dale Wester (2), 8. 26-Marshall Skinner (8), 9. 2x-Tucker Doughty (4), 10. 15J-Jeremy Middleton (7).

Second Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 44b-Scott Bogucki (1), 2. 12h-Tony Bruce, Jr. (2), 3. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (4), 4. 52-Blake Hahn (6), 5. 14-Jordon Mallett (3), 6. 94-Jeff Swindell (7), 7. 3-Howard Moore (5), 8. 7-Justin Henderson (10), 9. 6-Dustin Gates (9), 10. 1x-Tim Crawley (8).

Third Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II (2), 2. 17T-Channin Tankersley (1), 3. 23b-Seth Bergman (5), 4. 9jr-Derek Hagar (6), 5. W20-Greg Wilson (4), 6. 1s-Joey Schmidt (10), 7. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (7), 8. 14k-Kyle Bellm (9), 9. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (8), 10. 23p-Hunter Poe (3).

Fourth Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 84-Brandon Hanks (1), 2. 95-Matt Covington (3), 3. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (4), 4. 17w-Harli White (5), 5. 44h-Ronny Howard (2), 6. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek (9), 7. 22-Sean McClelland (10), 8. D6-Cody Gardner (7), 9. 0-Eric Baldaccini (6), 10. 9$-Kyle Clark (8).

“C” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to Corresponding “B” Feature

First “C” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 45-Monty Ferreira (1), 2. 38-Rick Pringle (2), 3. 2-Joseph Miller (10), 4. 13c-Chase Howard (4), 5. 22g-Riley Goodno (9), 6. 58-Clay Dow (8), 7. 21p-Robbie Price (3), 8. 92-Cody Hays (7), 9. 29-Pete Butler (11), 10. 33c-Casey Carter (6), 11. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (5). DNS: 50z-Zach Chappell, 99-Blake Jenkins.

Second “C” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 39-Brad Bowden (2), 2. 5-Kory Bales (1), 3. 16b-Justin Peck (8), 4. 61-Dewayne White (6), 5. 21b-Brandon Hinkle (3), 6. 21m-Paxton Gregory (10), 7. 4-Tommy Snellgrove (11), 8. 29w-Wade Woolsey (7), 9. 0mg-Mike Vaculik (4), 10. 3b-Chris Banja, 11. 77x-Alex Hill (5), 12. 48-Cody Stacy (10), 13. 67-Hayden Martin (13).

Mike Pack Building Materials Dash for Cash (Finishing Order Set First Two Rows of “A” Main):

Dash (4 Laps): 1. 23b-Seth Bergman (3) [$500], 2. 52-Blake Hahn (1) [$250], 3. 21s-Carson Short (2) [$150], 4. J2-John Carney II (4) [$100].

“B” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to “A:

First “B” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (1), 2. 17w-Harli White (2), 3. 8z-Zach Pringle (3), 4. 14-Jordon Mallett (4), 5. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek (7), 6. 7-Justin Henderson (10), 7. 44h-Ronny Howard (5), 8. 0-Eric Baldaccini (9), 9. D6-Cody Gardner (11), 10. 22-Sean McClelland (8), 11. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (12), 12. 2-Joseph Miller (17), 13. 45-Monty Ferreira (15), 14. 15J-Jeremy Middleton (13), 15. 38-Rick Pringle (16), 16. 1s-Joey Schmidt (6), 17. 1x-Tm Crawley (14).

Second “B” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 12h-Tony Bruce, Jr. (1), 2. 17T-Channin Tankersley (2), 3. 3-Howard Moore (5), 4. 6-Dustin Gates (13), 5. W20-Greg Wilson (3), 6. 16b-Justin Peck (17), 7. 94-Jeff Swindell (6), 8. 26-Marshall Skinner 10), 9. 12w-Dale Wester (8), 10. 11g-Mike Goodman (4), 11. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (5), 12. 23p-Hunter Poe (12), 13. 39-Brad Bowden (15), 14. 5-Kory Bales (16), 15. 14k-Kyle Bellm (11), 16. 9$-Kyle Clark (14). DNS: 2x-Tucker Doughty.

“A” Feature

A Feature (41 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 52-Blake Hahn (2) [$10,041], 2. 23b-Seth Bergman (1) [$5,000}, 3. J2-John Carney II (4) [$2,500], 4. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (13) [$2,200], 5. 17w-Harli White (15) [$2,000], 6. 9jr-Derek Hagar (8) [$1,700], 7. 3-Howard Moore (18) [$1,500], 8. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (7) [$1,300], 9. 44m-Chris Martin (10) [$1,200], 10. X-Charlie Louden (6) [$1,100], 11. 84-Brandon Hanks (12) [$1,000], 12. 95-Matt Covington (9) [$950], 13. 21s-Carson Short (3) [$900], 14. 1x-Tim Crawley (21) [$880], 15. 17T-Channin Tankersley (16) [$850], 16. 47-Dale Howard (5) [$800], 17. 44b-Scott Bogucki (11) [$800], 18. 14-Jordon Mallett (20) [$800], 19. 8z-Zach Pringle (17) [$800], 20. 12h-Tony Bruce, Jr. (14) [$800], 21. W20-Greg Wilson (19) ]$800]

Note: w20-Greg Wilson and 14-Jordon Mallett were awarded the 19th and 20th “A” Main starting positions as the top two drivers in accumulated passing/finishing points from heat races and qualifiers over Friday and Saturday that had not already secured feature starting berths; 1x-Tim Crawley was awarded the 21st starting position via the I-30 Speedway track champion provisional.

Lap Leaders: Blake Hahn 1, John Carney 2-20, Hahn 21-41.

 

SEAVEY SNOOKERS RICO LATE AT JACKSONVILLE, TIES RECORD WITH 11TH WIN OF 2019

JACKSONVILLE, ILL. (October 5, 2019) - Logan Seavey thought he saw the window for a win shutting when Rico Abreu slid by on the 12th circuit in Friday's POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget feature at Jacksonville Speedway. However, a late rally brought Seavey right back to Abreu's bumper before a perfect diamond maneuver off turn two sealed the race's fate when the No. 67 shot by the No. 97 with only four laps left.

A historical win on several levels, Seavey's Friday night triumph was the scene of a handful of noteworthy milestones for the Sutter, California 22-year old. The driver of the Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, Mobil 1, Bullet/Toyota No. 67 tied Christopher Bell for the winningest single-season (11 wins), tied Zach Daum for fifth on the all-time wins list (19 wins), and tied the late Bryan Clauson for the most career wins at Jacksonville Speedway (5 wins).

Before the epic Abreu/Seavey battle heated up and well before the "Sutter Cut" was thrown in victory lane, Friday's 30-lapper took the green flag with Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, Calif. and Tyler Thomas of Collinsville, Okla. pacing the field. Thomas, a three-time winner at Jacksonville, initially put his No. 91T to the point, but things drastically changed on lap two as Thomas hopped through turns three and four before catching the wall and bouncing to a disheartening stop.

Colwell, who leads the POWRi National Midget League title hunt with six races to go, assumed the lead aboard his KKM, IWX Motor Freight, Bullet/Toyota No. 71, but it didn't last long. Going a lane above Colwell, Seavey, who started fourth, zipped around his teammate and controlled the second circuit as the restart brought the field back to life.

Seavey was strong in the opening stages as 16-year old Cannon McIntosh of Bixby, Okla. and Rico Abreu of St. Helena, Calif. worked by Colwell to take second and third. The second and final caution waved on lap seven for a stopped Devin Camfield, which would bunch the field up and give McIntosh along with Abreu a much-anticipated shot at Seavey.

On the restart, Abreu aggressively attacked McIntosh for second and soon secured the spot with a low-line dive into turn one. Setting his sights on Seavey, Abreu tracked down his KKM teammate and pounced on lap 13, throwing a turn three slider that quickly cleared and gave him breathing room out front.

While it looked as if Abreu and his Safelite, Bullet/Toyota No. 97 were large and in charge out front, Seavey was tracking his every footstep and methodically prepping his game plan through the final stages. Making it a race with five to go, Seavey saw his opportunity with lap traffic looming and went for the move.

Diamonding off turn two, a patented move that has guided Seavey to four previous Jacksonville W's, the No. 67 cut on a dime from the top to the bottom and zoomed by Abreu down the backstretch on the 27th lap. From there, it was all about defense for Seavey, who still had Abreu breathing down his neck over the final mile of the race.

Abreu's relentless effort came up just short, however, as Logan Seavey's late-race heroics paid off and he cashed in for his 19th-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory. His fifth victory in the last six events at Jacksonville sets Seavey up for a potentially historic Saturday with the record for the most wins in a single season now on the line.

Coming home with a close, but tough-to-swallow second-place bid was Abreu aboard his No. 98 entry. Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nev. rounded out the podium with a tenth-to-third run in the Hayward-Thomas Motorsports No. 19. Cannon McIntosh and Zach Daum closed out the top five while Jake Neuman (sixth), Jesse Colwell (seventh), Tucker Klaasmeyer (eighth), Tanner Carrick (ninth) and Ace McCarthy (tenth) finished inside the top ten.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League returns for another night at Jacksonville Speedway tonight Saturday, October 5 alongside the MOWA Sprint Cars, the Ron Milton Race of Champions, Modifieds, Street Stocks, and a Kids Mods exhibition.

For those unable to attend, you can watch the action from Jacksonville Speedway LIVE on Speed Shift TV. Head over to www.speedshifttv.com to purchase your VIP Subscription or a daily package to watch.

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

Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (6); 2. 91T-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK (7); 3. 87-Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (2); 4. 71K-Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (5); 5. 3K-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (8); 6. 103-Broc Hunnell, Eolia, MO (1); 7. 54-Ray Seach, Beloit, WI (3); 8. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (4).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 97-Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (1); 2. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (3); 3. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (7); 4. 17-Austin Brown, Millstadt, IL (6); 5. 11-Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL (2); 6. 72-Sam Johnson, St. Peters, MO (5); DNS, 97A-Austin O'Dell, Rochester, IL.

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps):
1. 67-Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (2); 2. 19-Tanner Thorson, Minden, NV (1); 3. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (3); 4. 67K-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (4); 5. 21KS-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (7); 6. 17C-Devin Camfield, Decatur, IL (5); 7. 55-Jeff Sparks, Mason City, IL (6).

Schoenfeld Headers Heat Four (8 Laps):
1. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (1); 2. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (3); 3. 50-Daniel Adler, St. Louis, MO (5); 4. 47BC-Andrew Layser, Collegeville, PA (6); 5. 86C-David Camfield Jr., Decatur, IL (2); 6. 00-Luke Howard, Overland Park, KS (4); 7. 77W-Joey Wirth, Waterloo, IL (7).

Rod End Supply B-Main (12 Laps / 6 Transfer):
1. 21KS-Jake Neuman (1); 2. 67K-Holley Hollan (2); 3. 86C-David Camfield Jr. (4); 4. 00-Luke Howard (7); 5. 11-Andy Bishop (3); 6. 17C-Devin Camfield (6); 7. 97A-Austin O'Dell (13); 8. 54-Ray Seach (11); 9. 77W-Joey Wirth (8); 10. 55-Jeff Sparks (10); 11. 103-Broc Hunnell (9); 12. 9-Daison Pursley (12); 13. 72-Sam Johnson (5).

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 67-Logan Seavey (4); 2. 97-Rico Abreu (5); 3. 19-Tanner Thorson (10); 4. 08-Cannon McIntosh (6); 5. 5D-Zach Daum (7); 6. 21KS-Jake Neuman (17); 7. 71-Jesse Colwell (1); 8. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (3); 9. 71K-Tanner Carrick (16); 10. 28-Ace McCarthy (8); 11. 91T-Tyler Thomas (2); 12. 97K-Jesse Love (14); 13. 50-Daniel Adler (9); 14. 9-Daison Pursley (23); 15. 67K-Holley Hollan (18); 16. 47BC-Andrew Layser (12); 17. 3K-Korey Weyant (13); 18. 86C-David Camfield Jr. (19); 19. 00-Luke Howard (20); 20. 17-Austin Brown (11); 21. 17C-Devin Camfield (22); 22. 11-Andy Bishop (21); 23. 87-Mitchell Davis (15).
Hard Charger(s): Neuman +11.
Lap Leader(s): Thomas 1; Seavey 2-12; Abreu 13-26; Seavey 27-30.

 

 

“The Guy” Hagar Wins Short Track Nationals Prelim!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 4, 2019) – For the first time in his career, Marion, Arkansas native Derek “The Guy” Hagar reached victory lane in an STN feature event by wiring the field in Friday night’s 25-lap preliminary at the 32nd Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires atop the high-banked ¼-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval.

Hagar got the best of pole starter John Carney II on the initial start and then held off the El Paso native after a caution in the final five laps to take the $2,500 winner’s share in the STN appetizer aboard the Dynotech-powered Southern Collision Center No. 9jr J&J.

“I was running as hard as I needed to keep the lead but was still trying to save the tires,” Hagar commented after besting last year’s previous best runner-up preliminary feature finish. Friday marked Hagar’s eighth career STN prelim feature run.

Carney II earned the pole position over a field of 69 competitors after racing from fourth to first to win his heat race and then from sixth to first to win his qualifier to top the night’s point charts. However, it was outside front row starter Hagar diving into the first turn to take the opening lap lead.

“I knew I had to get down in front of him right away,” Hagar commented.

Hagar set the pace ahead of Carney II with Canada’s Dylan Westbrook moving to apply pressure for second until a lap nine bobble opened the door for Mississippi’s Dale Howard to take over third position.

Working delicately through traffic from the ninth lap on, Hagar kept Carney II at bay until a caution flew with just four laps remaining when fourth-running Westbrook popped a right rear tire.

Carney II tried to mount a challenge on the restart, but Hagar was up to the task and raced on to victory lane with Carney settling for runner-up honors aboard the Sander Construction/South Plains Auto Transport/Mesilla Valley Transportation No. J2 Sprint Car

“I probably shouldn’t have let him cut down on me like that getting into the first turn, but we’ll take second tonight,” Carney II commented. “It may go a little different for $10,041 to win.”

Howard held off Seth Bergman in the closing laps to claim the show position with the Washington native next across the line in fourth. Harli White, who scored her first career ASCS Regional win at I-30 Speedway earlier this season, rounded out the top five.

Ohio’s Greg Wilson crossed the stripe sixth in his STN return ahead of event rookie Justin Peck of Monrovia, IN. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., three-time STN runner-up including each of the past two years, was eighth with Cody Gardner and Justin Henderson completing the top ten.

Heat races were won by Wilson, Hafertepe, Jr., Channin Tankersley, Westbrook, Carney II, Bergman, Sean McClelland and Riley Goodno while White, Jeremy Middleton, Bergman and Peck topped the qualifying races.

Scott Bogucki and Tim Crawley won “C” Mains with Kyle Bellm and McClelland victorious in “B” Mains.

Dewayne White became the first flip victim of the 2019 STN with a wild ride through turn one in the fourth heat with Cody Hays getting upside down as the next heat went green. Alex Hill got on her side in the First “C” Main with Mike Goodman banging the turn one cushion and taking a ride several laps later. There were no injuries.

Defending STN champion was dicing tor the third and final transfer position in the Second “B” Main when he slipped off the top of turn two and did several donuts. Hahn returned to action but ran out of laps to reach a transfer.

The 32nd Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway concludes with Saturday night’s $10,041-to-win tilt that features a full card of heat races, qualifying races, “C” Mains, “B” Mains and 41-lap STN championship “A” Main along with the Mike Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash” and “Red Shirt Dash” in memory of Lanny Edwards. Racing action goes green at 7:30 p.m.

32nd Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Friday Night Results:

Heat Races (Top 40 in Finishing/Passing Points to Qualifying Races; Balance to Two “C” Mains):

First Heat (10 Laps): 1. W20-Greg Wilson (2), 2. 21s-Carson Short (3), 3. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (4), 4 3-Howard Moore (9), 5. 0-Eric Baldaccini (8), 6. 44b-Scott Bogucki (5), 7. 45-Monty Ferreira (6), 8. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek (7), 9. 0mg-Mike Vaculik (1).

Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (2), 2. 14-Jordon Mallett (1),3. 7-Justin Henderson (4), 4. 26-Marshall Skinner (7), 5. 12h-Tony Bruce, Jr. (8), 6. 52-Blake Hahn (9), 7. 29-Pete Butler (5), 8. 29w-Wade Woolsey (6) 9. 44J-Jason Howell (3).

Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 17T-Channin Tankersley (2), 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar (5), 3. 21p-Robbie Price (4), 4. 17w-Harli White (8), 5. 1x-Tim Crawley (3), 6. 12w-Dale Wester (7), 7. 5-Kory Bales (1), 8. 21m-Paxton Gregory (6). DNS: 2x-Tucker Doughty.

Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1.47x-Dylan Westbrook (4), 2. 84-Brandon Hanks (3), 3. D6-Cody Gardner (6), 4. 9$-Kyle Clark (2), 5. 94-Jeff Swindell (5), 6. 21a-Koty Adams (9), 7. 48-Cody Stacy (1), 8. 95-Matt Covington (7), 9. 10k-Dewayne White (8).

Fifth Heat (10 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II (4), 2. 16p-Justin Peck (2), 3. 14k-Kyle Bellm (6), 4. 6-Dustin Gates (3), 5. 99-Blake Jenkins (8), 6. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (5), 7. 23p-Hunter Poe (1), 8. 3b-Chris Banja (7). DNS: 21k-Kevin Hinkle.

Sixth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 23b-Seth Bergman (1), 2. 47-Dale Howard (5), 3. 44m-Chris Martin (8), 4. 11x-Avery Goodman (3), 5. 33c-Casey Carter (2), 6. 2-Joseph Miller (7), 7. 1s-Joey Schmidt (4), 8. 92-Cody Hays (6).

Seventh Heat (10 Laps): 1. 22-Sean McClelland (1), 2. 44h-Ronny Howard (3), 3. 13c-Chase Howard (6), 4. X-Charlie Louden (7), 5. 38-Rick Pringle (5), 6. 4-Tommy Snellgrove (2), 7. 11g-Mike Goodman (4). DNS: 15-Jase Randolph.

Eighth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 22g-Riley Goodno (2), 2. 39-Brad Bowden (4), 3. 50z-Zach Chappell (3), 4. 15J-Jeremy Middleton (8), 5. 67-Hayden Martin (1), 6. 58-Clay Dow (5), 7. 21b-Brandon Hinkle (6), 8. 77x-Alex Hill (7).

Qualifying Races – Top 14 in Combined Passing/Finishing Points to “A” Feature; Balance to “B” Mains

First Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 17w-Harli White (2), 2. 47-Dale Howard (5), 3. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (6), 4. 14k-Kyle Bellm (3), 5. 52-Blake Hahn (9), 6. 14-Jordon Mallett (7), 7. 9$-Kyle Clark (10), 8. 22g-Riley Goodno (4), 9. 0-Eric Baldaccini (8), 10. 44h-Ronny Howard (1).

Second Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II (6), 2. 15J-Jeremy Middleton (2), 3. W20-Greg Wilson (5), 4. 3-Howard Moore (4), 5. 12h-Tony Bruce, Jr. (8), 6. 26-Marshall Skinner (1), 7. 94-Jeff Swindell (10), 8. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (7), 9. 13c-Chase Howard (3), 10. 21a-Koty Adams (9).

Third Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 23b-Seth Bergman (3), 2. 21s-Carson Short (2), 3. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (5), 4. 7-Justin Henderson (7), 5. 39-Brad Bowden (4), 6. 44m-Chris Martin (6), 7. 6-Dustin Gates (9), 8. X-Charlie Louden (1), 9. 38-Rick Pringle (10), 10. 99-Blake Jenkins (8).

Fourth Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 16p-Justin Peck (1), 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar (6), 3. D6-Cody Gardner (4), 4. 22-Sean McClelland (3), 5. 84-Brandon Hanks (2), 6. 17T-Channin Tankersley (5), 7. 21p-Robbie Price (7), 8. 50z-Zach Chappell (8), 9. 12w-Dale Wester (10), 10. 11x-Avery Goodman (9).

“C” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to Corresponding “B” Feature

First “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 44b-Scott Bogucki (1), 2. 58-Cody Dow (4), 3. 45-Monty Ferreira (3), 4. 2x-Tucker Doughty (10), 5. 33c-Casey Carter (2), 6. 48-Cody Stacy (8), 7. 29w-Wade Woolsey (9), 8. 29-Pebe Butler (6), 9. 11g-Mike Goodman (5), 10. 77x-Alex Hill (7). DNS: 2-Joseph Miller, 95-Matt Covington, 92-Cody Hays, 44J-Jason Howell, 15-Jase Randolph.

Second “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 1x-Tim Crawley (1), 2. 67-Hayden Martin (2), 3. 1s-Joey Schmidt (6), 4. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek (7), 5. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (3), 6. 21b-Brandon Hinkle (5), 7. 21m-Paxton Gregory (11), 8. 23p-Humter Poe (10), 9. 4-Tommy Snellgrove (4), 10. 3b-Chris Banja (8), 11. 0mg-Mike Vaculik (12), 12. 5-Kory Bales (9). DNS: 10k-Dewayne White, 21k-Kevin Hinkle.

“B” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to “A:

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 14k-Kyle Bellm (1), 2. 44m-Chris Martin (2), 3. 17T-Channin Tankersley (4), 4. 39-Brad Bowden (3), 5. 14-Jordon Mallett (5), 6. 22g-Riley Goodno (6), 7. 94-Jeff Swindell (8), 8. 21p-Robbie Price (7), 9. 50z-Zach Chappell (9), 10. 44b-Scott Bogucki (14), 11. 99-Blake Jenkins (12), 12. 58-Cody Dow (13), 13. X-Charlie Louden (10), 14. 44h-Ronny Howard (11), 15. 45-Monty Ferreira (15). DNS: 21a-Koty Adams.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 22-Sean McClelland (1), 2. 12h-Tony Bruce, Jr. (2), 3. 9$-Kyle Clark (6), 4. 26-Marshall Skinner (5), 5. 84-Brandon Hanks (4), 6. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (8), 7. 1x-Tim Crawley (14), 8. 6-Dustin Gates (7), 9. 67-Hayden Martin (13), 10. 52-Blake Hahn (3), 11. 12w-Dale Wester (12), 12. 13c-Chase Howard (9), 13. 0-Eric Baldaccini (10), 14. 38-Rick Pringle (11). DNS: 11x-Avery Goodman, 1s-Joey Schmidt.

“A” Feature

A Feature (25 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar (2), 2. J2-John Carney II (1), 3. 47-Dale Howard (3), 4. 23b-Seth Bergman (5), 5. 17w-Harli White (6), 6. W20-Greg Wilson (7), 7. 16p-Justin Peck (9), 8. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (8), 9. D6-Cody Gardner (11), 10. 7-Justin Henderson (13, 11. 21s-Carson Short (12), 12. 14k-Kyle Bellm (15), 13. 17T-Channin Tankersley (19), 14. 9$-Kyle Clark (20), 15. 44m-Chris Martin (17), 16. 15J-Jeremy Middleton (10), 17. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (4), 18. 3-Howard Moore (14), 19. 12h-Tony Bruce, Jr. (18), 20. 22-Sean McClelland (16).

Lap Leaders: Derek Hagar 1-25.

 

 

Forte Wins Second Consecutive ISCS Main Event; Conquers September 28th Battle At The Bay At Coos Bay Speedway
By Ben Deatherage
Coos Bay, Oregon- All forms of weather greeted the Interstate Sprint Car Series on Saturday, September 28th at Coos Bay Speedway. Extremes ranged from gorgeous sunshine to ominous fog, and even cold rain. But despite all of those things the Battle of the Bay managed to get the entire program in the books. Eighteen entries from the states of Oregon and California were on tap for the non-point affair.

A brief rain delay put a slight damper on things, but it was not enough to stop all of the action. When the field was finally able to get the feature started, Shane Forte took full control of the top spot. The Junction City native set a rapid pace on the 3/8-mile oval.

Four stoppages were the only things to slow down Forte, but on each restart, he managed to keep ahead of the competition. Lapped traffic also did not hold up Shane either. He put together a flawless performance to win his third series victory of 2019 and fifth of his career. It places him in a three-way time with Tyler Thompson and Tanner Holmes for the most all-time triumphs. Shane Forte is also the fifth different winner in as many trips from the tour at CBS.

Roseburg’s Steven Snawder was a respectable second while Central Point pilot Truman Winningham goes third. Winston native Tyrell Mead crossed the wire in fourth over fifth finishing David Marble, from Shady Cove.

Qualifying was split up into three different groups. Jacksonville teenager Tanner Holmes, Kyler Barraza of Roseburg, and Steven Snawder were quick qualifiers. Earning heat race victories were Holmes, Grass Valley, California traveler Donovan Prather, and North Bend veteran Lawrence Van Hoof. Shane Forte was fastest in the pole shuffle to earn the inside front row starting position.

With the completion of the Battle At The Bay, the 2019 Interstate Sprint Car Series has officially concluded. For the latest news and announcements regarding 2020 be sure and visit the series’ Facebook page.

Race Results
Interstate Sprint Car Series Race #14
Saturday, September 28th, 2019
Coos Bay Speedway
Coos Bay, Oregon

Fast Timers: Tanner Holmes (1), Kyler Barraza (2), Steven Snawder (3)
Heat Race Winners: Tanner Holmes (1), Donovan Prather (2), Lawrence Van Hoof (3)
Pole Shuffle: Shane Forte

A-Feature: 1. Shane Forte; 2. Steven Snawder; 3. Truman Winningham; 4. Tyrell Mead; 5. David Marble; 6. Justin Tracy; 7. Lawrence Van Hoof; 8. R.J. Baker; 9. Davina Jordy; 10. Morgan Burks; 11. Austin Sause; 12. Kyler Barraza; 13. Tanner Holmes; 14. Vern Scevers; 15. Ricky Hulsey; 16. Donovan Prather; DNS Brett Hulsey; DNS Michael Cinollo

Coos Bay, Oregon- All forms of weather greeted the Interstate Sprint Car Series on Saturday, September 28th at Coos Bay Speedway. Extremes ranged from gorgeous sunshine to ominous fog, and even cold rain. But despite all of these things the Battle of the Bay managed to get the entire program in the books. Eighteen entries from the states of Oregon and California were on tap for the non-point affair.

A brief rain delay put a slight damper on things, but it was not enough to stop all of the action. When the field was finally able to get the feature started, Shane Forte took full control of the top spot. The Junction City native set a rapid pace on the 3/8-mile oval.

Four stoppages were the only things to slow down Forte, but on each restart, he managed to keep ahead of the competition. Lapped traffic also did not hold up Shane either. He put together a flawless performance to win his third series victory of 2019 and fifth of his career. It places him in a three-way time with Tyler Thompson and Tanner Holmes for the most all-time triumphs. Shane Forte is also the fifth different winner in as many trips from the tour at CBS.

Roseburg’s Steven Snawder was a respectable second while Central Point pilot Truman Winningham got third. Winston native Tyrell Mead crossed the wire in fourth over fifth finishing David Marble, from Shady Cove.

Qualifying was split up into three different groups. Jacksonville teenager Tanner Holmes, Kyler Barraza of Roseburg, and Steven Snawder were quick qualifiers. Earning heat race victories were Holmes, Grass Valley, California traveler Donovan Prather, and North Bend veteran Lawrence Van Hoof. Shane Forte was fastest in the pole shuffle to earn the inside front row starting position.

With the completion of the Battle At The Bay, the 2019 Interstate Sprint Car Series has officially concluded. For the latest news and announcements regarding 2020 be sure and visit the series’ Facebook page.

Race Results
Interstate Sprint Car Series Race #14
Saturday, September 28th, 2019
Coos Bay Speedway
Coos Bay, Oregon

Fast Timers: Tanner Holmes (1), Kyler Barraza (2), Steven Snawder (3)
Heat Race Winners: Tanner Holmes (1), Donovan Prather (2), Lawrence Van Hoof (3)
Pole Shuffle: Shane Forte

A-Feature: 1. Shane Forte; 2. Steven Snawder; 3. Truman Winningham; 4. Tyrell Mead; 5. David Marble; 6. Justin Tracy; 7. Lawrence Van Hoof; 8. R.J. Baker; 9. Davina Jordy; 10. Morgan Burks; 11. Austin Sause; 12. Kyler Barraza; 13. Tanner Holmes; 14. Vern Scevers; 15. Ricky Hulsey; 16. Donovan Prather; DNS Brett Hulsey; DNS Michael Cinollo

 

 

Jake Karklin Captures TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour Championship as Tucker and Jake McLain Win Robert Perry Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - PINE HALL, N.C. (Sept. 29, 2019) - Nick Tucker and Jake McLain split the TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour victories during the 2nd annual Robert Perry Memorial doubleheader, which was hosted by 311 Speedway this weekend.

Tucker was victorious on Friday and McLain earned the win on Saturday during the two biggest car counts of the season. Additionally, Jake Karklin captured the series championship by a mere 11 points.

The two-day show began on Friday with Sean Vardell, Tucker and Karklin winning the heat races. Tucker continued to run strong in the main event as he bested a field of 23 drivers to score his second straight triumph and third of the season with the series.

Karklin posted a runner-up result with John Karklin, who ended third in the championship standings, rounding out the podium. Frank Peters finished fourth and Terry Peters was fifth.

The car count increased on Saturday during the season finale. Tim Perry, Lance Moss and Tucker each won a heat race before McLain hustled to the win to cap the marquee event. Tucker recorded a second-place showing. Trey Burke ended third with Brandon McLain, who was second in the championship standings, placing fourth. Garrett Bard scored a fifth-place result.

Steve Surniak and Tucker finished the season atop the victory list with three triumphs a piece. Jake McLain is the only other multiple-race winner as he scored two victories. Jake Karklin, John Karklin and Brandon McLain were also feature winners this year.

Also of note, the RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series, which is in the second year of being revamped, averaged 16.9 drivers per race in 2019 - an increase of approximately two drivers per race.

TRIBODYN LUBRICANTS CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR RESULTS AT 311 SPEEDWAY (Sept. 27, 2019) -

A Main : 1. Nick Tucker; 2. Jake Karklin; 3. John Karklin; 4. Frank Peters; 5. Terry Peters; 6. Jake McLain; 7. Garrett Bard; 8. Brandon McLain; 9. Ben McCall; 10. Sean Vardell; 11. Trey Burke; 12. Jeff Oliver; 13. Chaz Woodward; 14. Steve Surniak; 15. Daniel Oliver; 16. George Blaney; 17. Nathan Emig; 18. John Frutchey; 19. Lance Moss; 20. Tim Perry; 21. Rick Horn; 22. Craig Pellegrini; 23. Mike Sellers.

TRIBODYN LUBRICANTS CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR RESULTS AT 311 SPEEDWAY (Sept. 28, 2019) -

A Main : 1. Jake McLain; 2. Nick Tucker; 3. Trey Burke; 4. Brandon McLain; 5. Garrett Bard; 6. Sean Vardell; 7. Jeff Oliver; 8. Ben McCall; 9. Terry Peters; 10. John Karklin; 11. Jake Karklin; 12. Daniel Oliver; 13. Frank Peters; 14. Mike Sellers; 15. Daren Bolac; 16. Chaz Woodward; 17. Craig Pellegrini; 18. John Frutchey; 19. Tim Perry; 20. Nathan Emig; 21. Steve Surniak; 22. Lance Moss; 23. Bobby Cartwright; 24. Rick Horn; 25. George Blaney.

2019 FEATURE WINNERS -

Steve Surniak - 3 (311 Speedway in Pine Hall, N.C., on July 27; Laurens County Speedway in Laurens, S.C., on Aug. 3; and Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C., on Aug. 10); Nick Tucker - 3 (Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C., on April 27; Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, N.C., on Sept. 21; and 311 Speedway in Pine Hall, N.C., on Sept. 27); Jake McLain - 2 (Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., on June 21 and 311 Speedway in Pine Hall, N.C., on Sept. 28); Jake Karklin - 1 (Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C., on May 18); John Karklin - 1 (Lake View Motor Speedway in Nichols, S.C., on July 6); and Brandon McLain - 1 (Lake View Motor Speedway in Nichols, S.C., on Sept. 7)

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://www.carolinasprinttour.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolina305tour

MARKETING PARTNERS -

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

ABOUT CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR -

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

 

 

Schultz, McMullen, Crane, Malueg bag Wisconsin Sprint Car Championship A-main triumphs

Davis secures second PDTR 360 Sprint Car crown

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 28, 2019 – On a cool and crisp early fall evening, 106 Sprint Cars packed the pit area and a large contingent of dirt-track racing enthusiasts filled the stands as four drivers secured 2019 season championship hardware in five Sprint Car divisions at the season-ending Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 28.

The final event of the 2019 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing season saw former series champion Jeremy Schultz of Beaver Dam come home victorious in a wild incident-filled 30-lap Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association A main. Former PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh used a dramatic late-race pass to earn the victory in the 25-lap Richard’s of Dunbar PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main. Derek Crane of Waukegan, Ill. posted a wire-to-wire victory in the Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car A main and C.J. Malueg of Johnsburg, Ill. was victorious in the IRA Lightning Sprint Car A main.

Hartland’s Bill Balog wrapped up his ninth career IRA 410 Sprint Car Series title, Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee claimed his second PDTR 360 Sprint championship and fifth Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car title. Chris Dodd of Trevor earned the Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car season title and Mike Neau of Kenosha secured the IRA Lightning Sprint Car championship.

In the headlining 30-lap IRA 410 Sprint Car Series A-main, Australia native and current Prairie City, Iowa resident Lynton Jeffrey used his outside front row starting spot to power into the lead on the opening lap with two-time IRA champion Scotty Neitzel of Beaver Dam in tow.

On lap 3, Joey Moughan of Springfield, Ill., who started fourth, used the high groove to power his way into second place. Moughan continued to hound the low-riding Moughan over the next several laps before the leaders caught the back of the 24-car field on lap 7.

Two laps later, three-time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart of Columbus, Ind., who was the fast qualifier for the evening, move up from his third starting position to slide past Moughan into second place in heavy lapped traffic in turn four on lap 9.

On the following circuit, Stewart spun to a stop in turn four to bring out the first of five caution flags. Stewart, who won the previous IRA event at Plymouth on Aug. 31, restarted the race at the rear of the field and was closing in on ther top 10 in the running order before retiring from the race with less than 10 laps to go and finishing 22nd.

On the restart, Moughan again used the high line to pressure Jeffrey, who stayed glued to the bottom of the track. The second caution flag appeared on lap 14 when rookie Hunter Custer of Chippewa Falls stopped on the backstretch.

When the race resumed, Jeffrey continued to fend off the determined Moughan as the two drivers pulled away from the rest of the field. On lap 23, the red flag appeared when Moughan hooked the thick cushion and flipped in turn four. Despite the flip, Moughan was able to return to the race at the rear of the field.

With Neitzel elevated to second and seventh starter Austin McCarl of Altoona, Iowa lining up third, McCarl got on a big run along the high groove on the restart to vault into second on lap 24 and immediately pressure Jeffrey for the lead.

McCarl pulled even with Jeffrey on lap 26 and the two Knoxville Raceway regular competitors dueled for the top spot as the leaders moved into lapped traffic. On lap 28, Jeffrey moved to the middle of the track to work past a lapped car, while McCarl used a big run off of the cushion in turn two to seize the lead down the backstretch. However, seconds later the two drivers made contact sending Jeffrey flipping and McCarl off the track with tire and suspension damage.

The incident gave the lead to Jeremy Schultz, who had worked his way to the front of the pack from the 16th starting position. On the restart, Schultz worked the high groove, while Neitzel stayed low before the race was stopped for the fifth and final time when Plymouth’s Josh Walter flipped in turn four on lap 29.

Just as the race resumed, Neitzel lost power to give second place to 2018 IRA champion Jack Blackhurst of Hanna City, Ill., who started ninth. Schultz maintained the lead over during the final two laps to earn his fourth IRA A-main victory of the 2019 season, fourth IRA A-main win at Plymouth and 11th career IRA main event triumph.

Blackhurst was second, Bill Balog, who started 21st after a heat race accident, secured his ninth IRA series championship with a hard-charging third-place finish, sixth starter Russel Borland of Kewaskum finished fourth and Steve Meyer of Sheboygan Falls, who started 10th, rounded out the top five.

After the first attempt to start was negated by a three-car incident in turn two involving Anthony Knierim of Franksville, Chris Larson of Greenfield and Chris Clayton of Waldo, Kurt Davis, who came into the night looking to secure both the PDTR and MSA 360 Sprint Car titles, grabbed the lead on the drop of the green flag of the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main from the pole position.

On lap 3, 2017 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Brandon McMullen used the high groove to sweep past second starter Brandon Berth of Cascade to take second. Three laps later, 2018 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Justin Miller of Plymouth worked around Berth to secure third.

By lap 12, the low-riding Davis had built up a half-straightaway lead over McMullen, who was using multiple lines to try to track down the leader. With lapped traffic becoming a factor on lap 12, McMullen began to gradually reel in Davis.

By lap 21, McMullen had pulled to within five car lengths of Davis and two laps later the three-time MSA champion used the high line to power around Davis and into the lead exiting turn two.

McMullen pulled away over the final two laps to earn his second PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory of the 2019 season, 17th career PDTR main event win and 23rd career MSA A-main triumph.

Davis secured his second PDTR 360 Sprint Car title and fifth career MSA championship with a second-place finish, eighth starter Travis Arenz of Sheboygan placed third, Justin Miller was fourth and Berth completed the top five.

Derek Crane grabbed the lead of the Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car A main from the pole with third starter Allen Hafford of Beach Park, Ill. following in second and Tim Cox of Park City, Ill., who started sixth, in third.

The first of two red flags appeared on lap 4 when Randy Stanford of Kenosha and Vince Bartolotta of Muskego flipped simultaneously in turn two. On the follow lap, a seven-car incident in turn three resulted in Dennis Spitz of Lewisburg, Ky. flipping.

On the result, Crane continued to hold down the top spot with Hafford hot on his heels. Second starter Zach Raidart of Gurnee, Ill., who was one of the only drivers to venture up to the high groove, worked his way into fourth place and was challenging for third when he collided with the front stretch wall and flipped on the final lap just as the leaders took the checkered flag.

Crane held on to score his first A-main victory of the 2019 season in flag-to-flag fashion. Hafford was second, Cox finished third, fifth starter Chris Klemko of Bristol placed fourth and third starter Ryan Zielski of Oconomowoc placed fifth.

Chris Dodd placed 14th in the final A main of the 2019 campaign to complete a championship season in the Wisconsin Wingless Series.

C.J. Malueg of Johnsburg, Ill. grabbed the lead on the opening lap of the 20-lap IRA Lightning Sprint Car A main from his outside front row starting spot with Mark Heinert of Oak Creek, who started sixth, falling into second.

The two drivers stayed first and second throughout the 20-laps and two caution periods, with Malueg leading all the way en route to the commanding victory. Heinert placed second, Mike Neau wrapped up the 2019 IRA Lightning Sprint Car title with a third-place finish, after starting fifth, Ron Brannam finished fourth and Jeff Schmidt, who started 10th, completed the top five.

Bill Balog won the IRA 410 Sprint Car B main, Nich Melis of Plymouth and Lance Fassbender of Burnett each notched Plymouth 360 Sprint Car B-main victories and George Gaertner Jr. of Salem captured the Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car B main.

Tony Stewart was the fast qualifier in IRA 410 Sprint Car Series time trials with a lap of 11.905 around the third-mile clay oval.

After 39 years in the cockpit, Jim Melis of Glenbeulah announced his retirement following the PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main. He ended his long and successful racing career with a second-place finish in his heat race and seventh-place showing in the A main.

Melis’ career began in the Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car Winged Super Modified division at Plymouth in 1981 and included many years competing with the IRA 410 Sprint Car Series and PDTR and MSA 360 Sprint Cars mainly at The Plymouth Dirt Track.

Melis’ final year of racing saw him finish fourth in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car point standings and tally A-main victories at The Plymouth Dirt Track and the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam.

Along with three IRA 410 Sprint Car Series A-main victories, Melis captured 21 MSA 360 Sprint Car A-main wins, including 17 career PDTR 360 Sprint Car main event victories in his career.

A total of 106 cars checked in for the event, including 33 PDTR/MSA 360 Sprint Cars, 31 IRA 410 Sprint Cars, 30 Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Cars and 12 IRA Lightning Sprint Cars.

BUMPER TO BUMPER INTERSTATE RACING ASSOCIATION SPRINT CARS Date of Race: September 28, 2019 HEAT 1 1, Steve Meyer 2, Russel Borland 3, Tony Stewart 4, Mike Reinke 5, Danny Schlafer 6, Jereme Schroeder 7, Robbie Pribnow 8, Al Schlafer. HEAT 2 1, Terry McCarl 2, Scotty Thiel 3, Lynton Jeffrey 4, Wayne Modjeski 6, John Fahl 7, Austin Deblauw 7, Bryce Schmitt 8, Brian Strane. HEAT 3 1, Austin McCarl 2, Jake Blackhurst 3, Ben Schmidt 4, Kris Spitz 5, Josh Walter 6, Nick Matuszewski 7, Chris Klemko 8, Matt Wiese. HEAT 4 1, Scotty Neitzel 2, Dave Uttech 3, Joey Moughan 4, Jeremy Schultz 5, Hunter Custer 6, Sean Rayhall 7 Bill Balog. B MAIN 1, Bill Balog 2, Jereme Schroeder 3, Robbie Pribnow 4, Al Schlafer 5, Chris Klemko 6, Matt Wiese 7, Brian Strane 8, Sean Rayhall 9, Nick Matuszewski 10, Bryce Schmitt 11, Austin Deblauw. A MAIN 1, Jeremy Schultz 2, Jake Blackhurst 3, Bill Balog 4, Russel Borland 5, Steve Meyer 6, Mike Reinke 7, Terry McCarl 8, Danny Schlafer 9, Kris Spitz 10, Ben Schmidt 11, Wayne Modjeski 12, Robbie Pribnow 13, Jeremy Schroeder 14, John Fahl 15, Al Schlafer 16, Hunter Custer 17, Joey Moughan 18, Scotty Neitzel 19, Josh Walter 20, Lynton Jeffrey 21, Austin McCarl 22, Tony Stewart 23, Scotty Thiel, 24, Dave Uttech. QUALIFYING 1. 14-Tony Stewart, 00:11.905[18]; 2. 83-Lynton Jeffrey, 00:11.909[9]; 3. 73-Jake Blackhurst, 00:11.942[8]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog, 00:11.971[15]; 5. 23-Russel Borland, 00:12.002[4]; 6. 4-Terry McCarl, 00:12.022[14]; 7. 17A-Austin McCarl, 00:12.028[30]; 8. 73AF-Joey Moughan, 00:12.030[20]; 9. 02-Mike Reinke, 00:12.141[28]; 10. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 00:12.167[24]; 11. 12W-Josh Walter, 00:12.209[13]; 12. 68-Dave Uttech, 00:12.219[29]; 13. 85M-Steve Meyer, 00:12.251[10]; 14. 64-Scotty Thiel, 00:12.298[25]; 15. 14AJX-Ben Schmidt, 00:12.314[27]; 16. 2W-Scott Neitzel, 00:12.319[3]; 17. 11-Danny Schlafer, 00:12.360[16]; 18. 0-John Fahl, 00:12.413[12]; 19. 4K-Kris Spitz, 00:12.435[23]; 20. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 00:12.442[7]; 21. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 00:12.563[5]; 22. 22S-Brian Strane, 00:12.654[1]; 23. 63-Nick Matuszewski, 00:12.699[11]; 24. 29-Hunter Custer, 00:12.702[31]; 25. 25-Al Schlafer, 00:12.807[22]; 26. 18S-Bryce Schmitt, 00:12.877[2]; 27. 70-Chris Klemko, 00:12.953[6]; 28. 14R-Sean Rayhall, 00:12.960[17]; 29. 20R-Rob Pribnow, 00:12.986[26]; 30. 65D-Austin Deblauw, 00:13.023[21]; 31. 45-Matt Wiese, 00:13.568[19].

RICHARD’S OF DUNBAR 360 SPRINT CAR HEAT 1 1, Brandon McMullen 2, Kurt Davis 3, Kevin Karnitz 4, Tim Haddy 5, Chris Clayton 6, Blake Wondra 7, Shane Wenninger 8, Paul Pokorski 9, Don Kiel. HEAT 2 1, Tyler Tischendorf 2, Jim Melis 3, Ben Schmidt 4, Brandon Berth 5, Will Gerrits 6, Sean Rayhall 7, Josh Teunissen 8, Tyler Brabant. HEAT 3 1, Tony Wondra 2, Travis Arenz 3, Anthony Knierim 4, Nich Melis 5, Bill Taylor 6, Scott Conger 7, Tyler Nelson 8, Preston Ruh. HEAT 4 1, Justin Miller 2, Chris Larson 3, Jack Vanderboom 4, Lance Fassbender 5, Nick Daywalt 6, Mike Decker 7, Danny Schlafer 8, Adam Miller. B MAIN 1 1, Nick Melis 2, Adam Miller 3, Will Gerrits 4, Mike Decker 5, Scott Conger 6, Josh Teunissen 7, Paul Pokorski 8, Preston Ruh 9, Tyler Brabant. B MAIN 2 1, Lance Fassbender 2, Danny Schlafer 3, Nick Daywalt 4, Blake Wondra 5, Shane Wenninger 6, Sean Rayhall 7, Tyler Nelson 8, Don Kiel. A MAIN 1, Brandon McMullen 2, Kurt Davis 3, Travis Arenz 4, Justin Miller 5, Brandon Berth 6, Tyler Tischendorf 7, Jim Melis, 8, Kevin Karnitz 9, Will Gerrits 10, Lance Fassbender 11, Ben Schmidt 12, Tony Wondra 13, Jack Vanderboom 14, Bill Taylor 15, Danny Schlafer 16, Adam Miller 17, Blake Wondra 18, Chris Clayton 19, Nick Daywalt 20, Chris Larson 21, Anthony Knierim Tim Haddy (DNS), Nich Melis (DNS).

WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINT CARS HEAT 1 1, Jordan Paulsen 2, Charles Spoonmore 3, Nick Petska 4, Natalie Klemko 5, Shawn Swim 6, Greg Alt 7, Zach Hansen 8, Jordan Mattson 9, Jim Wehrman 10, George Gaertner III. HEAT 2 1, Vince Bartolotta 2, Dennis Spitz 3, Jake Kouba 4, Randy Stanford 5, James Walldan, 6, George Gaertner Jr. 7, Seth Johnson 8, Tommy Colburn 9, William Huck, 10, Tom Eller. B MAIN 1, George Gaertner Jr. 2, Zach Hansen 3, Jordan Mattson 4, Greg Alt 5, Tom Eller 6, Seth Johnson 7, Tommy Colburn 8, George Gaertner III 9, Jim Wehrman 10, William Huck. A MAIN 1, Derek Crane 2, Allen Hafford 3, Tim Cox 4, Chris Klemko 5, Ryan Zielski 6, Charlies Spoonmore 7, Natalie Klemko 8, Rusty Egan 9, Zach Hansen 10, Vince Bartolotta 11, Jordan Mattson 12, Greg Alt 13, Jake Kouba 14, Chris Dodd 15, Jordan Paulsen 16, Nick Petska 17, Greg Olsen 18, Tom Eller 19, George Gaertner Jr. 20, Zach Raidart 21, Jimmy Sivia 22, Dennis Spitz 23, Shawn Swim 24, Randy Stanford 25, James Walldan.

INTERSTATE RACING ASSOCIATION LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS HEAT 1 1, C.J. Malueg 2, Mark Heinert 3, Tim Brannam 4, Jeff Schmidt 5, Kevin Fredrikson 6, Bob Jeziorski. HEAT 2 1, Mike Neau 2, Michael Unger 3, John Kirk 4, Ron Brannam 5, Max Brannam. A MAIN 1, C.J. Malueg 2, Mark Heinert 3, Mike Neau 4, Ron Brannam 5, Jeff Schmidt 6, Tim Brannam 7, Kevin Fredrikson 8, Shawn McGill 9, Michael Unger 10, Max Brannam 11, Bob Jeziorski 12, John Kirk.

 

 

Josh Pienazek and Jordan Poirier score first career Patriot Sprint Tour wins on the same night at Fonda, Davie Franek earns 2019 Patriot Sprint Tour Championship

Contact: Paul Harkenrider

(Fonda, NY) A special night for two up and coming 360 Sprint Car drivers as they both scored their first career wins at the Fonda Speedway.

The first A-Main was the held over Earl Halaquist memorial from May 25, Jordan Poirier inherited the lead on lap 16 when race leader Danny Varin pulled off due a mechanical failure in the engine.

Danny Varin and father Bobby Varin would ignite the 13 car field and it was the son taking command early. Josh Pienazek would slide into the runner up spot with Jordan Poirier running third. Poirier and Pienazek would battle for that runner up spot in the first ten laps.

It turns out that battle would be for the lead as the field just crossed the halfway point, Varin suddenly disappeared from the track and Poirier would become the race leader. One driver who continued to move forward was Jordan Thomas who started seventh and continued to pass cars throughout the event.

In the end, it was Jordan Poirier scoring his first ever win over Josh Pienazek and Jordan Thomas. Lap money was also collected for the Earl Halaquist memorial where Varin took home an additional $410 and Poirier earned $325.

In the second main event, it was Jordan Thomas and Josh Pienazek bringing the field to the green flag with Pienazek taking command early, just like Varin in the first event.

Then on lap four, Matt Tanner, who was running fourth at the time would flip end over end pulling out the first red flag of the night. The racing would resume with Pienazek still leading over Jordan Thomas and Mike Kiser.

A scary turn of events occurred on lap 16 when Davie Franek would crash into the turn one wall, going through the fence and landing outside the racetrack. After several minutes, PST safety officials were able to communicate that Franek was responsive and had full mobility. Franek was able to return to his Wantage New Jersey home Saturday morning.

In the final 14 laps, Pienazek would still lead over Mike Kiser and Jordan Thomas but on lap 17, Kiser would exit the speedway off of turn three leaving the runner up spot to Jordan Thomas. A few drivers that were battling throughout the top five were Paulie Colagiovanni, Joe Trenca, and ninth starter Jordan Poirier.

One more restart would be needed due to Jonathan Preston losing power in his race car resulting in a four lap shootout to the finish. Pienazek would fire with Thomas showing his nose on the bottom, Pienazek would have too much power through the middle and he would cruise to his first Patriot Sprint Tour A-Main. Jordan Thomas would earn his tenth podium finish of 2019, while Jordan Poirier was able to get by Joe Trenca at the end to steal third.

Despite an unfortunate turn of events at Fonda, Davie Franek would be crowned the 2019 Patriot Sprint Tour Champion over Joe Trenca, Jordan Thomas, Jared Zimbardi, and Pete Richardson.

The Patriot Sprint Tour Awards banquet will be Saturday, November 30 at Vernon Downs Casino. Please be sure to visit patriotsprinttour.com for announcements pertaining to our banquet.

EARL HALAQUIST MEMORIAL MAKE-UP FEATURE FINISH FROM MAY 25 – 30-LAPS – 1) 28- JORDAN POIRIER (1) , Josh Pieniazek, Jordan Thomas, Jeff Trombley, Joe Trenka, Davie Franek, Cory Sparks, Dalton Herrick, Pete Richardson, Roger Levesque, Danny Varin, Josh Flint, Bobby Varin, Dylan Swiernik (DNS), Kevin Carlson (DNS), Jared Zimbardi (DNS), Dustin Purdy (DNS)

Regular Scheduled A-Main – 30-LAPS – JOSH PIENIAZEK (1), Jordan Thomas, Jordan Poirier, Joe Trenca, Paulie Colagiovanni, Jeff Trombley, Dalton Herrick, Steve Glover, Thomas Radivoy, Roger Levesque, Jonathan Preston, Mike Kiser, Davie Franek, Floyd Billington, Matt tanner, Pete Richardson, Link Pettit, Kyle Smith (DNS), Josh Flint (DNS), Cory Sparks (DNS), Bobby Varin (DNS), Danny Varin (DNS)

HEAT RACE WINNERS: Paulie Colagiovanni, Joe Trenca, Jordan Thomas

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash Winner: Jordan Poirier

 

 

Winebarger Wins at Yakima

9/27/19

Yakima, WA - On a night full of speed, no one was faster than Collen Winebarger, who collected another Washington Modified Tour win at Central Washington State Fair Raceway on Friday night.

BJ Wild led the first few laps of the 25 lap A Feature for the Washington Modified Tour with Grey Ferrando in tow. Finding the outside of the track to his liking, Ferrando would roll around Wild for the top spot on lap four, but quickly come under fire from Winebarger, who had advanced to second from eighth. Using the bottom groove, Winebarger made the race winning pass on lap 11 and survived multiple restarts en route to the win. Wild would get back by Ferrando for second. Heat wins went to Winebarger, John Campos, Travis Peery and Rick Smith.

Colby Thornhill raced to his first sprint car win at the ripe old age of 14 on Saturday night, as the Sportsman Sprints were the support division at Central Washington State Fair Raceway. Thornhill swept around the outside of Brett McGhie on lap three for the lead and never looked back, winning his first feature just three races into the sprint car portion of his career.

Washington Modified Tour

Heat 1 - Collen Winebarger, Kevin Smith, Lane Zerbin, Matt Jenner, Jimmy Lipke, Craig Moore, Brendan Schnitzer, Roger Drake, Dan Butenschoen, Pat Merritt

Heat 2 - John Campos, Jeremy Martin, Kyler Moore, Brian Harding, Tiana Wild, Doug Elkins, Tim Myers, Jerry Schram, Tyler Pagel, Kevin Hanson

Heat 3 - Travis Peery, BJ Wild, Jon Debenedetti, Zach Simpson, Chad Groves, Jason Beaulieu, Don Martin, Kersey Ferrando, Jason Butenschoen, Tyson Blood (DQ - Did Not Report to Tech)

Heat 4 - Rick Smith, Grey Ferrando, Don Jenner, Larry Buchanan, Scott Miller, Lawrence O’Connor, Graham Cook, Mike Sweere, Mike Steltz

B Main 1 - Jimmy Lipke, Groves, Schnitzer, C Moore, D Martin, Chris Schwinn, Drake, D Butenschoen, J Butenschoen, Merritt, Beaulieu, K Ferrando

B Main 2 - Lawrence O’Connor, Schram, Miller, Cook, Blood, Elkins, Myers, T Wild, Pagel, Sweere, Hanson, Steltz

A Main - Collen Winebarger, B Wild, G Ferrando, Peery, Campos, M Jenner, D Jenner, Zerbin, Debenedetti, Groves, Schram, K Moore, Lipke, R Smith, Simpson, Buchanan, K Smith, O’Connor, J Martin, Harding

Lap Leaders - Wild 1-3 Ferrando 4-10 Winebarger 11-25

Sportsman Sprints

Fast Time - Sean Johnson 15.779

Heat - Dana Glenn, Colby Thornhill, Michael Bollinger, Sean Johnson, Bert Johnson, Kevin Smith, Brett Mcghie

Main - Colby Thornhill, S Johnson, Glenn, McGhie, Smith, Bollinger, B Johnson

Lap Leaders - McGhie 1-2 Thornhill 3-20

 

 

Windom Dominates Second Annual

‘James Dean Classic’ Thursday Night

At Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., Sept. 27 — Chris Windom displayed the same kind of coolness on the track as the late James Dean did on the screen in winning the second annual “James Dean Classic” for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series Thursday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway.

The 2017 series champion started on the pole and led all 30 laps. He had to withstand three restarts that allowed the field to draw near and he was able to power around lapped traffic unscathed to post a 0.808-second victory in front of a big crowd assembled at the quarter-mile dirt oval.

The event was part of the annual James Dean Festival that celebrates the local actor’s life.

The last two USAC AMSOIL sprint car races at Gas City generated unforgettable photo finishes. The most memorable battle in the second edition of the “James Dean Classic” on Thursday night was the one for second place, which Tyler Courtney got on the last lap by only 0.056 of a second over Justin Grant at the checkered.

Courtney started seventh and was only second for the last few yards, using the outside to nip Grant at the line. Grant, who both started and finished third, ran in second place for the entire race before Courtney got by at the last possible second.

The top three finishing cars are fielded by different teams and have different chassis, but all are sponsored by NOS Energy Drink. Windom, of Canton, Ill., was in the Parallax Group/Goacher Racing Parallax Power Supply/Jonathan Byrd’s DRC with a Claxton-prepared Mopar engine. Courtney, of Indianapolis, was in the Clauson-Marshall/Newman Racing Spike Rider Chevy also sponsored by Competition Suspension. Grant, a native of Ione, Calif. now living in Avon, Ind., drives TOPP Motorsports’ Maxim powered by a Claxton Chevy that is also sponsored by the Bow Foundation and Challenger Construction.

Defending race winner Kevin Thomas Jr., a native of Cullman, Ala. now living in Avon, Ind., finished fourth and set the fastest lap of the race on lap four with a time of 11.909 seconds. Chase Stockon of Ft. Branch, Ind. came from eighth to finish fifth.

C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Ind., who finished just a few millimeters behind the winner of the USAC Indiana Sprint Week feature at Gas City on a Thursday in July and is the series’ point leader, was the fastest qualifier and finished sixth. Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. ran as high as fourth but finished seventh. Jason McDougal, also of Broken Arrow, was the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger, as he came from 17th in the 23-car field to place eighth. Isaac Chapple of Willow Branch, Ind. finished ninth. Max Adams of Loomis, Calif. stepped into the famous Paul Hazen No. 57 that won the track championship last year with Clinton Boyles driving and finished tenth after starting 15th.

Although Windom led the whole way and Grant ran in second place until the end, the battles for second and third were doozies. Thomas had a little contact with Windom in Turn 3 on the first lap but he held third for the first two laps before track point leader Thomas Meseraull of Waveland, Ind. wrestled third away from him on the backstretch. T-Mez was only in third place for three laps, however, because he pulled into the infield working lap six with his car on fire. It was quickly extinguished but he was done for the night after a yellow to attend to what looked like an oil fire in the engine compartment with seven laps down. The People’s Champ, Dave Darland of Atlanta, Ind., stopped at that point too, although he was able to restart.

Meseraull’s misfortune put Thomas back in third. Thomas held that position through one restart with 24 laps down but lost it working lap 27 when Courtney slipped under him on the backstretch. The restart was necessary after Scotty Weir of Marion, Ind. spun in Turn 4 while running seventh.

Right after Courtney passed Thomas for third a final yellow waved with 27 laps complete to replace an orange cone in Turn 4 that McDougal had hit, and Courtney went on to pass Grant on the last lap for the runner-up honors.

Courtney’s drive towards the front was not easy. “Sunshine” started seventh and didn’t break into the top five until he passed Bacon on lap 16. He still had to work for it, as he lost fifth to Bacon on lap 18 and regained the spot when he passed Bacon back on lap 20. He ran in fourth from laps 21 through 26 until he passed Thomas, and third on laps 27 through 29 before he got around Grant for second at the checkered, but time ran out before he could see if he had anything for Windom. It was Windom’s first USAC sprint victory at the Grant County track in 19 attempts dating back to 2007.

Young Corbin Gurley of Hebron, Ind. started eighth and won the companion 20-lap 600cc non-wing micro-sprint feature in the TEAM Volkswagen-Audi/All Star Performance/Lane Automotive No. 12. Todd Kirkman of Kokomo, Ind. finished second followed by Dylan Cromer of Flora, Ind.; Eastin Ashbroke of Marion, Ind., and Mike Landis of Logansport, Ind.

Polesitter Kole Kirkman of Kokomo, Ind. led the first 16 laps until Gurley dipped under him as they ran through Turns 3 and 4. The race ran non-stop until there were 19 laps down, and then there were not one but two one-lap shootouts after a yellow and a red flag. The yellow was for Jakeb Boxwell of Zanesville, Ind., who stopped high in Turn 4.

Chaos occurred on the next attempt to restart, however, as multiple cars got tangled up between Turns 1 and 2 to draw a red. Thirteen-year-old Darin Naida of Adrian, Mich. and Dylan Woodling of Warsaw, Ind. got the worse of it, as they both flipped hard. Luckily they got out of their damaged cars under their own power.

Naida, who was running fourth at the time, won a similar feature here on July 26. Woodling won a UMP modified feature here on May 31, but he also flipped hard in a micro-sprint feature here on July 18.

When the drivers regrouped after the red several were unable to restart besides the two who flipped. That included Kole Kirkman, who saw his second place suddenly disappear. He ended up 14th when it was all over, although his father brought home the runner-up honors at the end.

Justin Harper of Denver, Ind., who had been running third, went to the pits with a flat tire and a wrecker was called for Kevin Hapner’s car too. He had been fifth.

Gas City I-69 Speedway will close its 2019 season on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6, with the first annual “Fall Festival of Speed,” which will have a colossal 11 divisions.

Saturday, Oct. 5 is reserved primarily for the open-wheel crowd, and the non-wing 410 sprint car feature will pay $2,000 to win. AVSCA sprints, open midgets, 305 winged sprint cars, MMSA/AMSA 1,000cc mini-sprints and tough trucks are also on the docket.

Stock cars are the stars on Sunday, Oct. 6, and the UMP modified feature winner will take home $1,000. Late models, super streets (sportsman), street stocks, hornets and A-class winged micro-sprints round out that card.

After that is a long, cold winter, so fans are encouraged to pack Gas City while they can. Ticket prices and starting times will be posted on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

The results:

USAC AMSOIL Sprint Fatzhead Qualifying: 1. C.J. Leary, 12.121; 2. Thomas Meseraull, 12.174; 3. Brady Bacon, 12.219; 4. Justin Grant, 12.299; 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 12.364; 6. Chris Windom, 12.441; 7. Tyler Courtney, 12.479; 8. Chase Stockon, 12.491; 9. Isaac Chapple, 12.555; 10. Matt Goodnight, 12.557; 11. Chad Boespflug, 12.561; 12. Anthony D’Alessio, 12.568; 13. Harley Burns, 12.574; 14. Cole Ketcham, 12.614; 15. Scotty Weir, 12.634; 16. Cody White, 12.720, 17. Max Adams, 12.720; 18. Jason McDougal, 12.733; 19. Tye Mihocko, 12.751; 20. Dustin Ingle, 12.767; 21. Tyler Hewitt, 12.830; 22. Corey Smith, 12.841; 23. Matt Westfall, 12.856; 24. Dave Darland, 12.867; 25. Shane Cottle, 12.966; 26. Dustin Clark, 12.996; 27. Jack James, 13.422; 28. Dustin Smith, 13.582.

First USAC Sprint Heat (10 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. C.J. Leary, 3. Isaac Chapple, 4. Cody White, 5. Shane Cottle, 6. Tyler Hewitt, 7. Harley Burns.

Second USAC Sprint Heat (10 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Cole Ketcham, 2. Thomas Meseraull, 3. Jason McDougal 4. Chris Windom, 5. Dustin Clark, 6. Matt Goodnight, 7. Corey Smith.

Third USAC Sprint Heat (10 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Scotty Weir, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Tye Mihocko, 4. Tyler Courtney, 5. Chad Boespflug, 6. Matt Westfall, 7. Jack James.

Fourth USAC Sprint Heat (10 laps 4 transferred): 1. Justin Grant, 2. Dustin Ingle 3. Chase Stockon, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Max Adams, 6. Anthony D’Alessio, 7. Dustin Smith.

USAC Sprint B Main (12 laps, 6 transferred): 1. Chad Boespflug, 2. Max Adams, 3. Harley Burns, 4. Matt Westfall, 5. Matt Goodnight, 6. Shane Cottle, 7. Dustin Smith, 8. Dustin Clark, 9. Anthony D’Alessio, 10. Corey Smith, 11. Jack James, 12. Tyler Hewitt.

USAC AMSOIL Sprint Feature (30 laps): 1. Chris Windom, 2. Tyler Courtney, 3. Justin Grant, 4. Kevin Thomas Jr., 5. Chase Stockon, 6. C.J. Leary, 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Jason McDougal, 9. Isaac Chapple, 10. Max Adams, 11. Scotty Weir, 12. Matt Westfall, 13. Tye Mihocko, 14. Matt Goodnight, 15. Harley Burns, 16. Cody White, 17. Cole Ketcham, 18. Dustin Ingle, 19. Dave Darland, 20. Chad Boespflug, 21. Thomas Meseraull, 22. Dustin Clark, 23. Shane Cottle.

First Micro-Sprint Heat (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Dylan Cromer, 2. Justin Harper, 3. Mychael Schimmel, 4. Billy Briscoe, 5. Chris Dickey, 6. Katy Waggoner, 7. Thomas Westergaard, 8. Brandon Sweat.

Second Micro-Sprint Heat (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Darin Naida, 2. Dylan Woodling, 3. Corbin Gurley, 4. Todd Kirkman, 5. Eastin Ashbrooke, 6. Doug Nichols, 7. Collin Grissom, 8. Abby Hohlbein (DNS).

Third Micro-Sprint Heat (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Kevin Hapner, 2. Kole Kirkman, 3. Jakeb Boxwell 4. Mike Landis, 5. Brett Waggoner, 6. Cody Williams, 7. Broc Miller, 8. Dawson Phillips.

Micro-Sprint B Main (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Katy Waggoner, 2. Cody Williams, 3. Doug Nichols, 4. Collin Grissom, 5. Thomas Westergaard, 6. Abby Hohlbein, 7. Rob McClain, 8. Brandon Sweat, 9. Broc Miller, 10. Dawson Phillips.

Micro-Sprint Feature (20 laps): 1. Corbin Gurley, 2. Todd Kirkman, 3. Dylan Cromer, 4. Eastin Ashbrooke, 5. Mike Landis, 6. Mychael Schimmel, 7. Cody Williams (penalized for jumping restart), 8. Collin Grissom, 9. Katy Waggoner, 10. Billy Briscoe, 11. Thomas Westergaard, 12. Jakeb Boxell, 13. Doug Nichols, 14. Kole Kirkman, 15. Justin Harper, 16. Darin Naida, 17. Kevin Hapner, 18. Dylan Woodling, 19. Chris Dickey, 20. Brett Waggoner.

 

 

Bard scores at Bedford

Coming into Saturday’s racing at Bedford Speedway, rookie sensation Garrett Bard had three wins in PA Sprint Series competition and one with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series – all in less than three months. Now he can add a win to both lists, after taking the 25-lap feature co-sanctioned by the two IMCA/RaceSaver Sprint groups.

Bard led the entire race but hardly had it easy. With leaders entering traffic in about five laps, Bard had to contend with challenges from Drew Ritchey and Doug Dodson until pole-sitter and rookie Kyle Keen, running fourth, lost a right front tire on lap 9 and skidded along the outside guard rail before stopping in turn 2, ending an impressive return to racing two weeks after getting married. At the same time as Keen’s misfortune, Randy Sterling and Devon Adams made contact. All three cars were done for the night.

With three front-runners out, 10th-place starter Christian Rumsey inherited fourth and Tyler Denochick fifth.

The restart saw Bard again pull out to a healthy lead, although traffic entered the picture late and continued to make things interesting. In the fourth turn on the final lap, Dodson outraced Ritchey for second place, and Denochick held off Jaremi Hanson at the finish line to hold onto seventh.

Dodson continued his quest for IMCA/RaceSaver national rookie-of-the-year honors with his runner-up finish, followed across the finish line by Ritchey, Rumsey and Robby Bartchey.

On a night when half a dozen racers finished at least half a dozen spots higher than they started, Landon Price was the hardest of hard charger, moving up from 23rd to tenth, and Thompson moved up from 19th to 11th.

Heat wins for the 29-car field went to Scott Ellerman, Dylan Proctor and Stevie Kennawell, with Reed Thompson taking the B-Main. A fast track and some tough competition saw some veteran drivers – familiar with Bedford – forced to qualify via the B-Main.

Results from Bedford Speedway Saturday, September 21

HEAT 1 – 1. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 2. 95-Garrett Bard; 3. 29B-Robby Bartchey; 4. 99A-Devin Adams; 5. 00S-Randy Sterling; 6. 83-Larry McVay; 7. R6-Reed Thompson; 8. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 9. 46-Michael Alleman; 10. 6X-Brad Mellott (DNF).

HEAT 2 – 1. 92-Dylan Proctor; 2. 6-Tyler Denochick; 3. 880-Drew Ritchey; 4. 2-Erin Statler; 5. 91J-John Fiore; 6. 56-Jake Frye; 7. 86-Ron Aurand; 8. 97-Kenny Heffner; 9. 69-Landon Price (DNF).

HEAT 3 – 1. 17K-Stevie Kennawell; 2. 20-Doug Dodson; 3. 1J-Christian Rumsey; 4. 17K-Kyle Keen; 5. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 6. 3D-Dave Grube; 7. 33-Scott Lutz; 8. 26-Ryan Lynn; 9. 7-Jim Kennedy; 10. 21M-Cassandra Minium.

B-MAIN – 1. R6-Reed Thompson; 2. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 3. 86-Ron Aurand; 4. 33-Scott Lutz; 5. 69-Landon Price; 6. 26-Ryan Lynn; 7. 46-Michael Alleman; 8. 21M-Cassandra Minium (DNF). DNS – 97-Kenny Heffner; 7-Jim Kennedy; 6X-Brad Mellott.

FEATURE – 1. 95-Garrett Bard; 2. 20-Doug Dodson; 3. 880-Drew Ritchey; 4. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 5. 29B-Robby Bartchey; 6: Steve Kennewel. 7-Tyler Denochick; 8. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 9.83-Larry McVay; 10. 69-Landon Price; 11. R6-Reed Thompson; 11. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 12. 56-Jake Frye; 13. 86-Ron Aurand; 14. 2-Erin Statler; 15. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 16. 3D-David Grube; 17. 26-Ryan Lynn (DNF); 18. 91J-John Fiore (DNF); 19. 17K-Kyle Keen (DNF); 20-99A-Devin Adams (DNF); 21. 00S-Randy Sterling (DNF); 22. 33-Scott Lutz (DNF); 23. 17K-Stevie Kennawell; 24. 92-Dylan Proctor (DNF). DNS – 46-Michael Alleman; 21M-Cassandra Minium; 97-Kenny Heffner; 7-Jim Keennedy; 6X-Brad Mellott.

 

 

Drew Ritchey wins at Hagerstown

Drew Ritchey won his seventh IMCA/RaceSaver race of 2019 Sunday by leading every lap of the 25-lap feature at Hagerstown Speedway. It was his third win in the PA Sprint Series and the fifth different track on which the Everett racer has claimed a victory.

Hagerstown joined Bedford, Path Valley, Cumberland and Hesston speedways on Ritchey’s trophy list, with Bedford and Path Valley having fallen twice to the 24-yeaer-old’s R&N Tire/LaSalle’s Racing Engines/Bedford Valley Petroleum #880.

Ritchey survived an early duel with national IMCA/RaceSaver points leader Ken Duke Jr. and then a wild lap 20 restart, during which eventual runner-up Ryan Lynn and Dave Grube challenged for the top spot.

National points runner-up Scott Lutz reclaimed third place in the final laps, with Grube coming home fourth and Jaremi Hanson fifth. Lutz and Hanson had come through from fifth-row starting spots.

Completing the Top 10 were Doug Dodson, Tim Stallings, Christian Rumsey; Dylan Proctor and 2018 PASS points cham Zach Newlin.

Duke, who got the nose of his car inside of Ritchey early, tangled with the leader on lap 14 and spun, but he recovered and came home 11th, clinching the 2019 PASS points championship in his Fairfield Chevrolet/Apache Tree Service/sprintcarunlimited.com #67.

The featured showcased the passing talents of several racers, with Christian Rumsey charging the hardest, coming from 19th starting position to finish eighth.

Heat races for the 30 sprinters on hand were won by Grube, Brad Mellott and Ryan Lynn, with Rumsey taking the B-Main. The worst incident of the night came in the first heat when Kurt Knepper and Jimmy White wrecked in turn two. Neither driver was injured, but both were done for the night.

The season’s final 2019 points race also was the final PASS event before the Eighth Annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge, the “Blue Collar Classic,” on Saturday, October 12, at Port Royal Speedway. RaceSaver competitors from throughout the region are expected to take part in that interregional event.

HEAT 1 – 1. 3D-Dave Grube; 2. 20-Doug Dodson; 3. 2-Erin Statler; 4. 880-Drew Ritchey; 5. 83-Larry McVay; 6. 44K-Tim Stallings; 7. 56-Jake Frye; 8. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 9. 13-Kurt Knepper (DNF); 10. 53W-Jimmy White (DNF).

HEAT 2 – 1. 6X-Brad Mellott; 2. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 3. R6-Reed Thompson; 4. 33-Scott Lutz; 5. 44V-Daren Bolac; 6. 44-Jake Waters; 7. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 8. 107-Colton Hoover; 9. 88VA-Bill Rice; 10. 43-Chris Ware.

HEAT 3 – 1. 26-Ryan Lynn; 2. 00S-Randy Sterling; 3. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 4. 17K-Kyle Keen; 5. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 6. 92-Dylan Proctor; 7. 86-Ron Aurand; 8. 54M-Todd Lynn; 9. 80-Dave Wickham; 10. 90-Charlie Ware.

B-MAIN – 1. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 2. 56-Jake Frye; 3. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 4. 86-Ron Aurand; 5. 54M-Todd Lynn; 6. 88VA-Bill Rice; 7. 107-Colton Hoover; 8. 80-Dave Wickham; 9. 90-Charlie Ware; 10. 43-Chris Ware. DNS – 13-Kurt Knepper; 53W-Jimmy White.

FEATURE – 1. 880-Drew Ritchey; 2. 26-Ryan Lynn; 3. 33-Scott Lutz; 4. 3D-Dave Grube; 5. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 6. 20-Doug Dodson; 7. 44K-Tim Stallings; 8. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 9. 92-Dylan Proctor; 10. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 11. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 12. 44-Jake Waters; 13. 83-Larry McVay; 14. 2-Erin Statler; 15. 6X-Brad Mellott; 16. 56-Jake Frye; 17. 44V-Daren Bolac; 18. R6-Reed Thompson; 19. 00S-Randy Sterling; 20. 86-Ron Aurand; 21. 88VA-Bill Rice; 22. 54M-Todd Lynn; 23. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 24. 17K-Kyle Keen. DNS – 107-Colton Hoover; 90-Charlie Ware; 43-Chris Ware; 13-Kurt Knepper; 80-Dave Wickham; 53W-Jimmy White.

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series
Laurel Highlands Sprint Series
PA. Sprint Series
VSS Race #18 Sunday September 22nd 2019
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series
Hagerstown Speedway Maryland
Drew Ritchey Sails to the Win
With thirty sprinters on hand Drew Ritchey was able to stay smooth and fast never faltered under constant pressure to take his first win at Hagerstown Speedway. Three heats kicked off the night won by Dave Grube, Ryan Lynn and Brad Mellott and to round out the field the B main was won by Christian Rumsey. The feature was paced by Reed Thompson and Drew Ritchey and when the green waved it was Ritchey out first with Ken Duke quickly to second and by lap two Ryan Lynn in the group also with Mellott right behind. Ritchey was staying smooth out front not giving Duke and opening with Lynn staying right there with Scott Lutz closing in on the front bunch. It all went wrong for Duke with a spin at half way causing him to go to the rear for the restart. It was now Ritchey, Lynn, Lutz with Grube and Jaremi Hanson packing the front as the laps were clicking down. Lynn was staying right there but Ritchey was just clicking the laps off and keeping the distance as the battle was over third fourth and fifth. With the checkered flag waving Drew Ritchey powered under it for his first win at the speedway. At the line it was Drew Ritchey, Ryan Lynn, Scott Lutz, Dave Grube, Jaremi Hanson, Doug Dodson, Tim Stallings, Christian Rumsey, Dylan Proctor, Zach Newlin, Ken Duke, Jake Waters, Lawrence McVay, Erin Statler, Brad Mellott, Jake Frye, Daren Bolac, Reed Thompson, Randy Sterling, Ron Aurand, Bill Rice, Todd Lynn, Kassidy Kreitz and Kyle Keen.
Non-transfer spots Colton Hoover, Dave Wickham, Charlie Ware, Chris Ware, Kurt Knepper and Jimmy White. This was the last race of the year for the Virginia Sprint Series the others have events to finish up their seasons.
Thanks for your support in the 2019 as we look forward to 2020.
Thanks again Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

 

JOE TRENCA WALKS AWAY WITH $5,000 AS OUTLAW SPEEDWAY FALL NATIONALS 360 SPRINT WINNER

(Dundee, NY) Joe Trenca took full advantage of his pole position starting position in winning the 30 lap feature and the $5000 that went along with it as 360 Sprint Champion of the 4th Annual Outlaw Speedway Fall Nationals.

By virtue of picking up the Dash win the previous night, Trenca and Jared Zimbardi brought the 24 car field to the opening green flag. Only two yellow flags slowed the pace with the first coming on lap ten and the second and final caution on lap thirteen and in both cases Trenca was not going to be denied a victory in the prestigious Fall Nationals event.

From the opening green and after each restart Trenca was able to open up a comfortable advantage over Zimbardi as both Davey Franek who started ninth on the grid and Paulie Colagiovanni who lined up in fifth were making their move to the front. Zimbardi, who has had an obvious love affair with Outlaw Speedway over the years winning numerous A Main events along with continual top five finishes had nothing for Trenca and as the laps were winding down had to fight off the challenge of Colagiovanni who was able to get around the Bradford, Pa speedster and set sail for the high flying Trenca.

However, without the help of any additional yellow flags to tighten up the field it was too much of a margin to make up and as they crossed the finish line to complete the 30 lap feature Joe Trenca held a comfortable second and a half advantage as Colagiovanni had to settle for a well-deserved runner up finish. Zimbardi was able to hold on for third at the end chased across the line by Franek and Matt Farnham who rounded out the top five.

32 Sprints were on hand requiring four qualifying heats which were won by Jordan Thomas, Steve Doell, Matt Farnham and Derek Locke. Denny Peebles won the B-Main as Farnham picked up the Dash victory.

The Patriot Sprint Tour will be headed to Fonda Speedway this Friday night for the make up feature of the Earl Halaquist Memorial which is a make up from a May 25 rain-out, paying $3,000 to win. This will also be the final full point event of the season in which we will crown our 2019 PST Series Champion. There will then be regular $3,000 to win, $300 to start event totaling in two features for the fans of Fonda Speedway.

The A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour will be back at Outlaw Speedway as part of the 4th Annual Dutch Hoag Weekend in October for a $3000 to win event. It will be an unsanctioned event.

OUTLAW SPEEDWAY FALL NATIONALS QUICK RESULTS 9-21-19

360 SPRINT FEATURE – JOE TRENCA, Paulie Colagiovanni, Jared Zimbardi, Davie Franek, Matt Farnham, Jordan Thomas, Justin Barger, Derek Locke, Chuck Hebing, Steve Doell, Adam Carberry, Denny Peebles, Brett Wright, Kelly Hebing, Alysha Bay, Steve Glover, Mike Koehler, Mike Jackson, Ryan Coniam, Josh Azzi, Scott Kreutter, Todd Gracey, Darryl Ruggles, and Scott Holcomb.

Heat Winners – Jordan Thomas, Steve Doell, Matt Farnham, and Derek Locke. Dash for Cash , Matt Farnham.

B Main, Denny Peebles

 

 

BAKER TAKES $3000 "410" SPRINTS FOR 1ST TIME PART OF "APPLE FEST NAT'S" NIGHT 2; DELLINGER ENDS 5-YR WINLESS DROUGHT WITH CAREER WIN #165 IN $2000 PENN-OHIO STOCKS; CAREER 1ST RUSH SPORTSMAN MOD & SHARON WIN FOR GABANY; JONES TAKES $1000 MOD LITES; #3 FOR RHOADES IN ECONO MODS

by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH September 21, 2019 Sharon Speedway wrapped up the 90th anniversary season on Saturday night in night two of the "Apple Festival Nationals". In a year that was a constant battle with Mother Nature, it was no surprise that a rain cell popped up right over the speedway during Sprint Car qualifying despite less than a 20% chance of rain. The rain shower caused nearly a two-hour delay. Special thanks to the more than 20 drivers that came out and helped run the track back in.

Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Trevor Baker-Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars, Alan Dellinger-Penn-Ohio Series for the Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Eric Gabany-RUSH Touring Series for the HTMA/Precise Racing Products Sportsman Modifieds, Rod Jones-"Mark Marcucci Memorial" for Mod Lites, and Ty Rhoades-Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. Also, Jim Bryce won the Ohio Intra Express/C&R Tire RUSH Sportsman Modified "Wheelman" Non-Winners race, and picking up Junior Sprint wins were Sammy Darby (open) and Randy White (9HP).

On a fast track, Trevor Baker ripped the fence for the entire 30-lap "410" Sprint Car feature and was able to keep Carl Bowser at bay for duration to earn his first career Sharon Speedway victory as he became the season's seventh different winner in nine races. It was just the third year racer's second career "410" victory after winning in his rookie 2017 season at Ohio's Wayne County Speedway.

"I was really glad the caution came out because I lost all of my brakes and that gave them a chance to cool off," explained the 23-year-old Shreve, Ohio racer. "I was able to take back off and the brakes worked again. I knew Carl (Bowser) races here a lot and this is just my third year and second win ever- they don't come easy in a '410'. I just told myself to drive every lap perfect. This is only my second weekend together with Richard. He put a great car underneath me. I'm thankful for everyone that stands behind this car- it means a lot to me."

Baker drew the pole position and him and Bowser nearly made contact as Baker tried to get to the top just before turn one on the opening lap, while Dan Kuriger, Jimmy Morris III, and Jack Sodeman, Jr. filled out the top five. Sixth starting Sodeman was subbing for Sadie Siegel and was able to pass Morris for fourth on lap three. Baker caught traffic on lap six and got a caution when Steve Haefke, Jr. slowed with seven completed.

Baker took back off when racing resumed in clean air, but within five laps Bowser close back in and was right on the leader on lap 14. The two battled hard side-by-side on laps 16 and 17 trading slide jobs; Baker was able to maintain the lead and once again got a much-needed caution when Sodeman blew his right rear tire running fourth with 17 in.

The final 13 circuits went caution-free. Bowser was able to close back in during the final laps, but never got quite close enough to make a move as Baker took the win by 0.753 of a second in the T-Rev Performance-owned, Baker's MHT/Exodus Cycles/Coblentz Trucking/H&S Concrete/Amsoil-sponsored #45. Kuriger was in contention early on, but lost pace with the front duo settling for third. Seventh starting Michael Bauer held off a hard charging Dan McCarron for fourth. Twelfth starting Adam Kekich came on late for sixth as he was challenging Bauer and McCarron at the finish. Morris dropped to seventh over Frankie Nervo, Darren Pifer from 14th, and Jeremy Kornbau. Heat winners were Nervo and Bowser.

It's hard to believe it's been five years since Sharon's all-time winningest Stock Car and E-Mod racer, Alan Dellinger, had made it to victory lane at the Hartford, Ohio oval. The versatile racer jumped in Jason Longwell's #7s Stock Car for the first time this season and scored his first victory at the track since a RUSH Late Model win nearly five years to the day on September 20, 2014. Dellinger passed back standout Chris Schneider on lap 11 and raced on to the $2,000 Penn-Ohio Series victory in the 25-lap Gibson Insurance Agency feature. Dellinger upped his all-time Sharon win total to 165, which have come in five different divisions!

"I'm not much for keeping track of stats and racing for points- I just like to race," stated the 55-year-old Hermitage, Pa. great. "I thought I was real good the first six laps or so, but I don't know if the middle of the track went away or what, but he got by me and I figured I was done. So I went to the bottom and thought 'here I go and I'm alright'. My car owner here Jason called me Monday and we kind of put this deal together with some tinkering- this is a nice hot rod."

Shaun Hooks took off in the early lead looking for his first win of the year, while Dellinger went fourth to second on the opening lap. Hooks' lead was short-lived as Dellinger drove around Hooks for the lead off turn four on lap three. Three cautions slowed action on lap five that bunched up the field. When racing resumed, Schneider passed Hooks for second. Schneider then went after Dellinger and made the pass for the lead off the bottom of turn four on lap eight.

Dellinger changed his line and three laps later made the identical pass of Schneider in which he lost the lead from. Lapped traffic came into play on lap 21 before Rod Laskey went up in smoke slowing action for the final time with 21 laps scored. That setup a four-lap dash to the checkered flag. Dellinger was too strong as he fended off Schneider by 0.489 of a second for his 66th career Stock win at the track.

Noah Brunell came on late from his 10th starting spot to pass Chris McGuire on lap 22. McGuire, who started eighth, was fourth. Andrew Gordon had a good run in Jeff Broniszewski's #08 racing from 15th to fifth. Front row racers Randy Wyant and Hooks dropped to sixth and seventh as Rusty Moore, 21st starting Bobby Whitling, and September 7 $10,000 winner Curt J. Bish rounded out the top 10. Dellinger, Moore, Hooks, Bish, and Laskey won the heat races on Friday night over the 41-car field, while Rusty Martz and Whitling won the last chance B mains.

After 20 non-stop laps, Eric Gabany made a big move on a race-long leader Rob Kristyak with five laps to go following the race's only caution to capture his first career RUSH Sportsman Modified and Sharon Speedway victory. Thirty-five drivers attempted to qualify for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring Series 25-lap HTMA/Precise Racing Products feature that awarded $800 to Gabany.

"I was thinking at first (Rob) Kristyak is gone then we got that caution and my tires worked better after that restart and my car handled perfect," explained the 34-year-old Mercer, Pa. racer. "This is awesome. It probably took me a little longer to win than I expected, but there's some stiff competition in this class. I have to thank Jerry Schaffer. I hadn't been racing for awhile and he gave me this car and said I belong out on the race track- good stuff."

Kristyak used to the outside to power around pole-sitter Jacob Jordan for the early lead, while Josh Deems passed Gabany for third. Gabany then got to the top and drove around Deems and Jordan for second on lap three. Deems seemed to lose power as he faded back through the field and pulled off allowing Tony Tatgenhorst and Garrett Krummert to move into third and fourth.

By lap seven, the battle was on for second as Gabany had his hands full with Tatgenhorst, and Krummert; meanwhile, up front Kristyak had stretched his lead to a straightaway when he caught lapped traffic on lap 11. Kristyak fought through heavy traffic on lap 13 that slowed his momentum and allowed Gabany to cut into the lead.

A caution for Jim Bryce bunched up the field with 20 laps completed. Kristyak chose the outside, but Gabany put a slide job on Kristyak entering turn one and got to the top in turn two. The two battled hard for the rest of the lap with leading Gabany taking over on the 21st circuit. Gabany was able to stretch out his lead over the final four laps and took the checkered flag first by 1.429 seconds in the Jerry Schaffer-owned, Turn 4 Toilets/Atlantic Timber Farms-sponsored #4s. Gabany became the 18th different RUSH Sportsman Modified winner in the six-year history of the division.

Kristyak was able to fend off ninth starting Krummert to take third. Will Thomas III and Jim Rasey were fourth and fifth. Rookie racer, Clayton Deems, who won the "Wheelman" Non-Winners race on August 30, turned in his best career feature finish in sixth. Tatgenhorst dropped to seventh. David Kalb, Jr. went 13th to eighth. Brandon Ritchey made his first Sharon appearance since May 11 and finished ninth after starting 18th. Kyle Martell completed the top 10. Tatgenhorst, Thomas, Gabany, and Kristyak won Friday night's heat races, while Rodney Beltz and Gary Haupt won the last chance B mains.

Jim Bryce closed out the season winning the 10-lap "Wheelman" Non-Winners race presented by Ohio Intra Express and C&R Tire. The 49-year-old Harmony, Pa. driver led the entire distance holding off fourth starting Clayton Deems for the $75 victory. Bryce became the eighth different winner of the season in 11 "Wheelman" races in the Jerry Schaffer-owned, Turn 4 Toilets/Fombell General Store-sponsored #44. Three-time winner, Kalb, was third over D.J. Schrader and Amelia Clay. Cameron Nastasi finished eighth, but held on by just two points over Clay to win the $300 RUSH championship.

After spinning on lap three, Rod Jones charged back through the field and passed race-long leader Richard Demo, Jr. on lap 11 and then cruised to the $1,000 victory in the second annual "Mark Marcucci Memorial" 20-lap feature for Mod Lites. The top five racers were represented by three different states and one Canadian province!

"This is easily the happiest I've ever been to win a race," expressed the emotional 43-year-old West Middlesex, Pa. racer. "I didn't care if this paid $4- this means everything to me. None of the Mod Lites are used to racing on a surface like this. It's extremely technical for what we're used to. Even for me it takes a lot to get used to. I think that's why we had so many cautions. These cars are 60" inches wide by 74" long- that's almost square. There's 200 horsepower- they get it. First and foremost I have to thank Mark (Marcucci), Jones Performance, and Darrel Lewis for putting me in this awesome ride."

The event was slowed nine times by caution including a big flip on the opening lap by Mark A. Marcucci, who was okay. Jones' victory came by a margin of 2.981 seconds in the Darrel Lewis/NXS Motorsports-owned, Sarchione Chevrolet/BSB Shocks/Jones Performance-sponsored #820. Rod's daughter Vivian Jones passed Demo on the final lap for second. New York's Demo dropped to third. Canadian Jeff May was fourth over Ohio's Jeff Teeters. The heat races for the 27-car field were won by Demo, Rod Jones, and Vivian Jones.

They always say the first win is the toughest. It took Ty Rhoades years to finally break into victory lane at Sharon Speedway on July 28, 2018. Rhoades would add another victory in the season finale last year. Fast forward to 2019 and Rhoades was in victory lane Saturday night for the second straight Summit Racing Equipment feature and third time of the year. Rhoades has now won $2,750 in the last two races! In fact, Rhoades has now won five of the last 14 Econo Mod features.

"Dave Willoughby and his crew give us such an excellent track to race on," stated the 28-year-old Guys Mills, Pa. resident, who now calls Pittsburgh home. "My guys him-hawed about what I should do and just said do what you know works and it worked. This car is just amazing. I can't thank Lethal Chassis, Dan Davies, and David Stremme for all their support. They coached me through driver errors early in the season. My crew is second to none and I couldn't do it without them. I'm so fortunate too with all of my sponsors- my car is like a billboard."

Rhoades started on the pole and led the entire distance as just one caution would slow his run in his Bloom Machineworks/Trace Lawn & Landscaping/A&MP Electric/Talbar Inc./Dirt Rhoades Logging/Village Auto/Smokey Martins BBQ/Weldbark Energy-sponsored #12R by 2.516 seconds. Jeremy Double ran second for the majority of the race other than losing it briefly to Butch Lambert before gaining it back for good on lap 15. Lambert was third. Track champion Dustin DeMattia and Andy Buckley were fourth and fifth and also won Friday's heat races.

The 2019 season is now completed. Thank you to the fans, racers, sponsors, and track employees for making the 90th anniversary season a success. Stay tuned throughout the off-season for updates on 2020.

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars (30 laps, $3,000 to-win): 1. TREVOR BAKER (45) 2. Carl Bowser (11) 3. Dan Kuriger (08) 4. Michael Bauer (46) 5. Dan McCarron (22M) 6. Adam Kekich (5K) 7. Jimmy Morris III (Stafford 4N) 8. Frankie Nervo (21N) 9. Darren Pifer (23) 10. Jeremy Kornbau (Dellinger 27K) 11. Darin Gallagher (12) 12. Russ Sansosti (23s) 13. Eric L. Williams (4w) 14. Gale Ruth (1R) 15. Sye Lynch (42) 16. Jack Sodeman, Jr. (Siegel 91) 17. Dave Blaney (98H) 18. Steve Haefke, Jr. (12x) 19. Bob Lime (901)-DNS.

Penn-Ohio Series for the Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars (25 laps, $2,000 to-win): 1. ALAN DELLINGER (Longwell 7s) 2. Chris Schneider (55) 3. Noah Brunell (31) 4. Chris McGuire (63) 5. Andrew Gordon (Broniszewski 08) 6. Randy Wyant (11T) 7. Shaun Hooks (65) 8. Rusty Moore (17M) 9. Bobby Whitling (7W) 10. Curt J. Bish (Tarr 29) 11. Gerry Bruce (Humanic z17) 12. Leigh Wheeler (717) 13. Jason Fosnaught (Tristani 73) 14. Bryan Wagner (56) 15. Todd Weldon (45) 16. Tim Bish (11B) 17. Chris Withers (21W) 18. Hunter Exley (23H) 19. Rusty Martz (16M) 20. Jason Jones (81) 21. Brian Carothers (02c) 22. Jim Nicely (33x) 23. Rod Laskey (1R) 24. Paul Davis (3) 25. Jackson Humanic (17) 26. Tim Deutsch (20) 27. Jim Fosnaught (20J)-DNS. DNQ: Jamie Barber (Bish 1B), Terry Young (28y), Troy DeZarn (21), Steve Burns, Jr. (70B), Curt Bish, Jr. (00), Tyler Wyant (24), Jamie Maxwell (6), Mike Kerr (25K), Jamie Duncan (67J), Terry Wheeler (2W), Tyler Thompson (T2), Nick Kocuba (10), Daryl Charlier (McManus 114), Gil Demello (22).

RUSH Touring Series for the HTMA/Precise Racing Products Sportsman Modifieds (25 laps, $800 to-win): 1. ERIC GABANY (Schaffer 4s) 2. Rob Kristyak (00) 3. Garrett Krummert (Schaffer 10s) 4. Will Thomas III (9) 5. Jim Rasey (32) 6. Clayton Deems (55R) 7. Tony Tatgenhorst (63T) 8. David Kalb, Jr. (11J) 9. Brandon Ritchey (17) 10. Kyle Martell (8) 11. Chas Wolbert (c3) 12. Kole Holden (2) 13. Jessica Kriegisch (63) 14. Shayne Izzo (86) 15. Gary Haupt (16) 16. D.J. Schrader (14S) 17. Steve Slater (29) 18. Calvin Clay (12c) 19. Chelsie Kriegisch (10) 20. Brandon Albert (30) 21. Cameron Nastasi (615) 22. Jim Bryce (44) 23. Michael Kristyak (404) 24. Rodney Beltz (Schaffer 14) 25. Jacob Jordan (28J) 26. Josh Deems (9D). DNQ: Preston Cope (24P), Gage Priester (71), Jacob Wolfe (7), Mike Smith (0), Greg Porter (25), Amelia Clay (16c), Teddy Williams II (818), Jason Hufnagel (048), Phil Kapcewich (93).

Mod Lites "Mark Marcucci Memorial" (20 laps, $1,000 to-win): 1.ROD JONES (Lewis 820) 2. Vivian Jones (20M) 3. Richard Demo, Jr. (22) 4. Jeff May (23) 5. Jeff Teeters (L1) 6. Clayton Brewer III (155) 7. Robby Barris (Jones 32B) 8. Ayden Cipriano (5C) 9. Shane Webb (267) 10. Mitch Ward (862) 11. Jacob Isenhart (8H) 12. Alan Knepper (20) 13. Justin Pierce (11P) 14. Logan Lewis (22L) 15. Jason Gracey (17) 16. Roman Jones (82M) 17. Nathaniel Bale (01) 18. Jordan Little (25) 19. Tyler Purnell (51) 20. Ray Leslie (05) 21. Dusty Frantz (825) 22. Shayne Meadows (224) 23. Clint Snyder (B4U) 24. Ed Mudrick (55M) 25. Mark A. Marcucci (8M) 26. Joey Sisk (24) 27. Larry Bevivino (5B).

Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods (20 laps, $750 to-win): 1. TY RHOADES (12R) 2. Jeremy Double (83) 3. Butch Lambert (Hendrickson 19) 4. Dustin DeMattia (77D) 5. Andy Buckley (Leamer 965) 6. Wayne Tessean (Williams 7) 7. Brian Huchko (60H) 8. Mitchell Lam (12) 9. Buzz Seitz (1) 10. Ray Gregory (82R) 11. Bob Simmons (4RJ) 12. J.J. Bametzrieder (74) 13. Pat Drennan (22) 14. Daniel Moffitt (2) 15. Ed Roberts (6s) 16. Mason Canter (9T) 17. Jacob Eucker (64).

Ohio Intra Express/C&R Tire RUSH Sportsman Modified "Wheelman" Non-Winners Race (10 laps, $75 to-win): 1. Jim Bryce 2. Clayton Deems 3. David Kalb, Jr. 4. D.J. Schrader 5. Amelia Clay 6. Preston Cope 7. Jacob Wolfe 8. Cameron Nastasi 9. Shayne Izzo 10. Michael Kristyak 11. Gage Priester 12. Jacob Jordan-DNS 13. Brandon Albert-DNS 14. Calvin Clay-DNS 15. Jason Hufnagel-DNS 16. Teddy Williams II-DNS 17. Greg Porter-DNS 18. Phil Kapcewich-DNS.

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

 

 

Rico Abreu claims an exciting Nor-Cal Posse Shootout at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas Placerville, CA – September 21, 2019…Rutherford, California’s Rico Abreu came out on a top of a thrilling main event to take home the $7,000 top prize last night at the third annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout.

The two-time Chili Bowl champion was part of a torrid battle for the lead with Fremont’s Shane Golobic and Paradise racer Kyle Hirst over much of the contest. Abreu and Golobic battled side-by-side for several laps as the race wound down, before the driver of the Abreu Vineyards No. 24 was able to put some distance between the pair.

Abreu ran the high-side of the speedway to perfection and crossed under the Ron Stahl checkered flag to pick up his third career Placerville Speedway. Golobic’s valiant run ended with him finishing in the runner up spot aboard the Elk Grove Ford No. 17W machine. Golobic also set fast time to begin the evening for the second straight night and went home with $500 courtesy of High Sierra Industries, along with a five-ounce silver bullion courtesy of ARP Ent. Hirst made several nice passes early in the going and rounded out the podium at the helm of the Canales Racing No. 5C Sprinter. It was great to have the current Sprint Car Challenge Tour point leader on hand each night.

Auburn’s Andy Forsberg also had a fine run in the feature to earn the $200 Hard Charger Award courtesy of Starr Property Management. The seven-time track champ carved his way from 13th to fourth in the 40-lapper. Rounding out the top-five was Roseville’s Colby Copeland who ran towards the front all race long.

Completing the top-10 in the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout finale were Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Hanford’s Michael Faccinto, Foresthill’s Ryan Robinson, Roseville’s Willie Croft and Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick.

The BCRA Midget Lites held their annual Tracy Taylor Memorial last night and in the end it was Jacob Williams who came out on top. Dakota Albright led through the early stages before Williams was able to make the pass for top-spot heading down the back stretch. Albright finished in second followed by Alex Lewis, Steve Hendricksen and Bryce Bogardus in the top-five. Filling out the top-10 in the feature were Scott Kinney, Brandon Leedy, Danika’jo Parker, Craig Holsted and Terry Bergstrom.

Full results from the final night of the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout can be seen at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1730453?fbclid=IwAR0h1luLOdsZUAz7M2-1IwAsiSi3e9q6a2hE-Seei75Y6Y_iS5u3SycAl0Y

The Placerville Speedway and Russell Motorsports Inc. would like to thank everyone for their support this weekend. Next up will be the MLM Motorsports Tractor-Truck Pulls this coming Saturday September 28th.

 

 

WINDOM WINS HOCKETT/MCMILLIN MEMORIAL CROWN

WHEATLAND, MO. (September 21, 2019) - Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. become the eighth different POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League champion of the Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial on Saturday night. Leading all 30 laps, his title aboard the Goacher Racing No. 5G gives Windom his fifth-career WAR Sprints win and sends him home with the money, check and trophy from one of the biggest WAR races on the calendar.

It was a night hampered by Mother Nature's sudden downpour of rain at 5:00pm, dousing the track and soaking the pits with intent on literally raining on our parade. However, the staff at Lucas Oil Speedway were firm and committed to running this show for a packed house of fans, so they went to work on the facility and we pulled cars to the track for wheel pack.

After a few hours of track work with endless effort, hot laps rolled out and the program began taking shape. For the WAR Sprints, a slate of four Rocket Races won by Anthony Nicholson, Kory Schudy, Landon Simon and Colten Cottle transferred eight to the main event, splitting others to B-Mains and a Non-Qualifier Race.

In the Pole Shuffle, Chris Windom outlasted Brady Bacon, Zach Daum and Logan Seavey in the final round to earn the pole position of the 30-lapper. Riley Kreisel and Thomas Meseraull snagged a pair of B-Main wins, bringing the 24-car field it's final six transfers.

Taking the green flag in the Hockett/McMillin Memorial main event, Windom gunned to the early lead, but Bacon was quick to present a challenge. Leading the opening circuit, Windom slipped high off turn two the next go round and allowed Bacon to drive underneath and actually pass him for the lead down the backstretch. However, Windom was quick to recover and instantly shot back by on the low side of turns three and four.

A caution bunched the field up and sent them back off as Windom paced Bacon, Wyatt Burks, Zach Daum and Logan Seavey. Entering the mid-race stage, Bacon was continuing to keep Windom honest, trailing him closely and waiting to pounce on any given mistake.

Racing into lap traffic past halfway, Bacon began to lose sight of the No. 5G as Windom's prowess of maneuvering through the backmarkers proved too impressive to compete with. As Bacon became bobbled with a pair of lappers, Windom's lead began to expand and grow lap-after-lap.

In the end, Chris Windom would run away in the second half, going unchallenged for a dominant score to win the ninth annual Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial title. The win aboard his Goacher Racing No. 5G marks Windom's fifth-career POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League victory.

Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. came home with a close second-place finish, Logan Seavey of Sutter, Calif. rounded out the podium in the Donnie Cooper No. 01, Wyatt Burks and Garrett Aitken closed out the top five finishers.

The conclusion of the ninth annual Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial also wraps up the 2019 POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League season. Details on the championship banquet and 2020 plans will be released as soon as available. Thank you to all of the drivers, teams, tracks, fans, sponsors and staff for another incredible campaign in 2019!

For more information on the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League, you can visit www.powri.com online, follow @WARSprints on Twitter or Instagram, or like POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints on Facebook.

Hinchman Racewear Rocket Race One (10 Laps / 2 Transfer): 1. 16-Anthony Nicholson (2); 2. 7R-Dave Darland (1); 3. 1-Paul White (4); 4. 2X-Zach Clark (6); 5. 5$-Danny Smith (5); 6. 24H-Ty Hulsey (3); 7. 118-Scott Evans (10); 8. 73-Samuel Wagner (7); 9. 57-Chase Parson (9); 10. 2-Jason Billups (11); DNS, 75-Tyler Blank; DNS, 9X-Paul Nienhiser.

Bell Racing HQ Rocket Race Two (10 Laps / 2 Transfer): 1. 28-Kory Schudy (1); 2. 77K-Katlynn Leer (2); 3. 00-Thomas Meseraull (3); 4. 30B-Quinton Benson (4); 5. 91-Gunner Ramey (6); 6. 54-Trey Gropp (5); 7. 7F-Johnny Kent (9); 8. 18-Terry Richards (7); 9. 52-Cody Gentry (10); 10. 96-Taylor Peterson (11); 11. 21C-Chris DeSelle (12); DNS, 9$-Kyle Clark; DNS, 13-Grant Wresche.

Schure Built Suspensions Rocket Race Three (10 Laps / 2 Transfer): 1. 24-Landon Simon (1); 2. 65-Chris Parkinson (2); 3. 77-Jack Wagner (4); 4. 22-Jeff Pellersels (8); 5. 20-Steve Thomas (6); 6. 3-Raven Culp (10); 7. 8-Jeff Wingate (9); 8. 36-Kevin Reed (12); 9. 6R-Frank Rodgers (11); 10. 12-Wesley Smith (5); DNS, 28-Brandon Mattox; DNS, 31-Dylan Kadous; DNS, 4-Braydon Cromwell.

Wilwood Disc Brakes Rocket Race Four (10 Laps / 2 Transfer): 1. 5C-Colten Cottle (2); 2. 6P-Chris Phillips (3); 3. 90-Riley Kreisel (4); 4. 73S-Lane Stone (5); 5. 22S-Slater Helt (6); 6. 99-Korey Weyant (1); 7. 42-Warren Johnson (7); 8. 97-Kevin Cummings (8); 9. 14-Kyle Lewis (12); 10. 41-Brad Wyatt (9); 11. 72-Al Thomas (11); 12. 02-Dillon Burks (10).

RAMS Racing Non-Qualifier Race (8 Laps): 1. 6R-Frank Rodgers (2); 2. 36-Kevin Reed (4); 3. 14-Kyle Lewis (8); 4. 2-Jason Billups (1); 5. 02-Dillon Burks (5); 6. 72-Al Thomas (6); 7. 96-Taylor Peterson (3); DNS, 21C-Chris DeSelle.

Rockwell Security Pole Shuffle (2 Laps): Round One: 1. 32-Garrett Aitken; 2. 31B-Joe B. Miller; 3. 37-Brian Beebe; 4. 51-Mitchell Moore. Round Two: 1. 32-Garrett Aitken; 2. 11W-Wyatt Burks; 3. 31B-Joe B. Miller; 4. 6-Mario Clouser. Round Three: 1. 5D-Zach Daum; 2. 01-Logan Seavey; 3. 32-Garrett Aitken; 4. 11W-Wyatt Burks. Round Four: 1. 5G-Chris Windom; 2. 410-Brady Bacon; 3. 5D-Zach Daum; 4. 01-Logan Seavey.

Hoosier Tire B-Main One (12 Laps / 3 Transfer): 1. 90-Riley Kreisel (4); 2. 77-Jack Wagner (3); 3. 54-Trey Gropp (5); 4. 24H-Ty Hulsey (2); 5. 99-Korey Weyant (1); 6. 18-Terry Richards (9); 7. 2X-Zach Clark (6); 8. 20-Steve Thomas (7); 9. 22-Jeff Pellersels (10); 10. 3-Raven Culp (13); 11. 97-Kevin Cummings (11); 12. 8-Jeff Wingate (12); 13. 52-Cody Gentry (14); DNS, 12-Wesley Smith.

Speedway Motors B-Main Two (12 Laps / 3 Transfer): 1. 00-Thomas Meseraull (1); 2. 73S-Lane Stone (5); 3. 22S-Slater Helt (7); 4. 1-Paul White (2); 5. 30B-Quinton Benson (3); 6. 91-Gunner Ramey (6); 7. 5$-Danny Smith (4); 8. 42-Warren Johnson (9); 9. 57-Chase Parson (12); 10. 73-Samuel Wagner (8); 11. 118-Scott Evans (13); 12. 41-Brad Wyatt (14); 13. 7F-Johnny Kent (11); DNS, 89-Todd McVay.

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League Main Event (30 Laps): 1. 5G-Chris Windom (1); 2. 410-Brady Bacon (2); 3. 01-Logan Seavey (4); 4. 11W-Wyatt Burks (6); 5. 32-Garrett Aitken (5); 6. 24-Landon Simon (13); 7. 6-Mario Clouser (8); 8. 28-Kory Schudy (12); 9. 00-Thomas Meseraull (20); 10. 16-Anthony Nicholson (11); 11. 90-Riley Kreisel (19); 12. 31B-Joe B. Miller (7); 13. 37-Brian Beebe (9); 14. 77-Jack Wagner (21); 15. 51-Mitchell Moore (10); 16. 65-Chris Parkinson (17); 17. 7R-Dave Darland (15); 18. 77K-Katlynn Leer (16); 19. 73S-Lane Stone (22); 20. 5C-Colten Cottle (14); 21. 5D-Zach Daum (3); 22. 6P-Chris Phillips (18); 23. 22S-Slater Helt (24); 24. 54-Trey Gropp (23); 25. 99-Korey Weyant (25). Lap Leader(s): Windom 1-30. Hard Charger(s): Meseraull +11.

 

 

 

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY OHIO DIRT BLOW OUT CHECKERS GO TO CHRIS MYERS, DOUG DROWN, D J CLINE, & JOHN WILSON; GARY HENSEL JR. POCKETS $2,500 FOR MINI STOCK WIN

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, September 21, 2019

By Mike Swanger

The 2019 race season came to a close at Wayne County Speedway Saturday night with the 7th Annual Ohio Dirt Blowout with great racing in all five class' of cars. The Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association was in town once again as Andrew Palker and OVSCA points leader Nick Patterson would bring the field to the green flag with Palker grabbing the early lead with Chris Myers, Patterson and Broc Martin trailing. The first of three red flags would fly on lap 5 when Nate Reeser rolled in turn four to stop the action and then again on lap seven when Trey Jacobs tumbled over in turn one as he was running sixth. With the green flag back out, Palker would open up a big gap from the rest of the field as Myers and Martin dueled for second with T J Michael close behind. Palker would go into turn one on lap 15 and suddenly the #57x broke and a big ball of fire erupted as he guided his sprinter into the infield as the fire and safety crew quickly got to him. Palker was able to get out of his sprinter as the safety crew got to him. Palker would be transported to the Orrville hospital and then taken to the Akron Children's hospital with burns to about 20% of his body. As the race went back to green, Myers of Caldwell would start to pull away from Martin as Michael and Clay Riney raced for third and R J Jacobs and Jordan Ryan battled for fifth. With four circuits to go, Riney got by Michael for third and one lap later Ryan would edge past Jacobs for fifth as they would cross the finish line in that order. For Chris Myers, he would bring his Pine Tree Towing & Recovery and Kears Speed Shop into the Summit Racing Circle for the first time. Palker, Patterson and R J Jacobs bested the heat races as Keith Baxter captured the last chance race.

Wooster's Doug Drown grabbed the lead from his outside front row of the Malcuit Tavern Super Late Model main from Brett Bee and never looked back to score his 8th win of the season. Bee and Ryan Markham would have a tight race for second early on as Markham would take second on lap nine with Bee having Charlie Duncan and Matt Lux closing in. Lux would motor past Duncan on lap 13. With ten laps to go of the 30 lap feature, Lux would take third from Bee and it looked like it would be Drown, Markham and Lux for the top three but with two laps to go, Markham's machine would roll to a stop to bring out the yellow flag and allow Lux a chance on the restart to swipe the win from Drown. As the green reappeared, Drown and his Ely Road Reel Company, Wooster Glass and 89 Homes #12 would keep Lux at bay for the win. Charlie Duncan slipped past Bee with seven to go to take third as Dave Hornikel posted a top five and collected the Kar Connection Hard Charger award after starting 13th. Heat winners were Lux and Markham.

Dusty Boley and Josh Morrow brought the Modifieds to the green flag with Boley taking the early lead with D j Miller and Kyle Moore in pursuit after one lap as Moore took second on the next lap and then took over the top spot on lap five with 8th starting D J Cline into second two circuits later. With a couple of cautions on laps nine and ten, the double file restarts would have Moore and Cline side by side and each time Moore would hold the point. Cline would keep the pressure on Moore and as they crossed the line ending lap 16, Moore would pull to the infield with mechanical issues, giving the lead to Cline. From that point on, Cline and his Cline Sweeper Service and Cline Auto Body #4 of St. Clairsville pulled away for his win. Rocky Kugel finished in the runner up spot as Dustin Daugherty, Larry Jarrett and Colton Shaw, who started 16th, filled out the top five. Cline and Moore secured the heat wins.

With a win and eight second place finishes, after leading many of those races late in the McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks, Coshocton's John Wilson put his Lity Scrap Yard and B &T Valley #7 back into victory lane as he lead all 25 laps for the win. Early on it was Matt Shroyer, Gary Hensel Jr and Chase Alexander in pursuit as Wilson pulled out to a six car length lead. With ten to go, Hensel Jr. would power past Shroyer for second and the field would bunch up after a caution on lap 18 for Nick Humphey and Justin Lorentz. On the return to green, Hensel Jr. would pester Wilson for the lead but never could make that one run on Wilson. Alexander would get past Shroyer also but Shroyer would return the favor two laps later. They would finish in that order with Bubba Smith rounding out the top five. Jeff Lanham won the last chance race as Hensel Jr., Shroyer and Wilson claimed the heat wins.

The biggest winners share of $2,500 was up for grabs for the JOYRIDE Transport Mini Stocks Saturday night as Brad Hensel and Gary Hensel Jr. would run one and two for the 13 laps of the 25 lap feature when the red flag came out for Cody Rush with a fire under his hood, which was contained and no injuries. As the green flag waved, Jordan James out gunned both Hensel's to grab the top spot. Kevin Markey and Doug Hensel were right behind the three top runners and the mechanical issues would start to take affect.Brad Hensel would be the first to go on lap 22 and on the next lap, race leader James would slow and pull off giving the lead to Gary Hensel Jr. and the Apple Creek driver and his D J Services #28h would finish out the race in first. Dale Beckett moved in to take second with Markey, Jeremy Hudson and Doug Hensel collecting the top five. winning the heat races were Doug Hensel, James, Hudson and Colton St. John as Steven Lester scored the last chance win. Johnny Bruce won the WhoFast Motorsports hard charger award.

Winning the Stake's Shortstop 'Summer Series' for the Mckenzie Concrete Super Stocks was Gary Hensel Jr. while Brad Hensel collected the NewFast Motorsports 'Summer Series' for the JOYRIDE Transport Mini Stocks.

All drivers were racing for the Contingency Connection 'Racer Rewards' for the night and the season.

Watch for information about the Wayne County Speedway Banquet in the next week.

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY 7th ANNUAL OHIO DIRT BLOW OUT RESULTS

Saturday, September 21, 2019

OVSCA/ PINE TREE TOWING AND RECOVERY SPRINTS

Heat 1 Andrew Palker, Steve Butler, Broc Martin, Clay Riney, Dean Jacobs, Lance Webb, Nathan Skaggs, Andy Fike, Travis Danford

Heat 2 Nick Patterson, Trey Jacobs, Chris Myers, Hunter Lynch, Jordan Ryan, Josh Davis, Jamie Myers, Nate Reeser, Henry Malcuit

Heat 3 R J Jacobs, Danny Mumaw, T J Michael, Shawn Hubler, Wayne McPeek, Keith Baxter, Dave Dickson, Cheyne Mixon

B Main Keith Baxter, Josh Davis, Lance Webb, Jamie Myers, Nate Reeser, Henry Malcuit, Nathan Skaggs, Dave Dickson, Andy Fike, Travis Danford, Cheyne Mixon dns

Feature Chris Myers, Broc Martin, Clay Riney, T J Michael, Jordan Ryan, R J Jacobs, Dean Jacobs, Nick Patterson, Danny Mumaw, Jamie Myers, Hunter Lynch, Keith Baxter, Josh Davis, Steve Butler, Wayne McPeek, Lance Webb, Andrew Palker, Trey Jacobs, Shawn Hubler, Nate Reeser

MALCUIT TAVERN SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Matt Lux, J R Gentry, Doug Drown, Larry Bellman, Brad Malcuit, Shane McLoughlin, Dave Hornikel

Heat 2 Ryan Markham, Charlie Duncan, Brett Bee, Jerry Aber, D J Miller, Ben Mott, Nick Cox, Ashlee Todd, Justin Chance dns

Feature Doug Drown, Matt Lux, Charlie Duncan, Brett Bee, Dave Hornikel, Shane McLoughlin, Jerry Aber, Justin Chance, Brad Malcuit, Ben Mott, D J Miller, Nick Cox, Ryan Markham, Larry Bellman, J R Gentry, Ashlee Todd

MODIFIEDS

Heat 1 D J Cline, Gary Hensel Jr., Josh Morrow, D J Miller, Joe Smith, Ronnie Schmitt, Dennt Benjamin, Jimmy Smith, Norm Aronhalt, Doug Drown

Heat 2 Kyle Moore, Mark Gardner, Rocky Kugel, Dusty Boley, Dustin Daugherty, Larry Jarrett, Jeremy Waite, Cody Basinger, Colton Shaw

Feature D J Cline, Rocky Kugel, Dustin Daugherty, Larry Jarrett, Colton Shaw, Denny Benjamin, Ronnie Schmitt, Jeremy Waite, Mark Gardner, Kyle Moore, Josh Morrow, Dusty Boley, Joe Smith, Gary Hensel Jr., D J Miller, Cody Basinger dns, Jimmy Smith dns, Norm Aronhalt, dns, Doug Drown dns

McKENZIE CONCRETE SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Gary Hensel Jr., Don Rutt, Chase Alexander, Bubba Smith, Brandon Morrow, Dave Uhler, Jeff Lanham, Paul McVicker, Alan Radtkam Ken Catlette

Heat 2 Matt Shroyer, Doug Drown, Rob Smith, Seth Dickerson, Michael Amick, Darren Dawson, Travis Dawson, Brandon Dormaier, Jeremy Dickeson

Heat 3 John Wilson, Brandon Craver, Justin Lorentz, Nick Humphrey, Gary McGregor, Curt Zimmerman, Don Lehman, Virgil Masters, Bill Doll

B Main Jeff Lanham, Jeremy Dickerson, Darren Dawson, Dave Uhler, Curt Zimmerman, Paul McVicker, Don Lehman, Bill Doll, Brandon Dormaier, Travis Dawson, Virgil Masters, Alan Radtka, Ken Catlette dns

Feature John Wilson, Gary Hensel Jr., Matt Shroyer, Chase Alexander, Bubba Smith, Brandon Craver, Doug Drown, Don Lehman, Brandon Morrow, Darren Dawson, Nick Humphrey, Jeff Lanham, Gary McGregor, Curt Zimmerman, Seth Dickerson, Rob Smith, Justin Lorentz, Michael Amick, Dave Uhler, Jud Dickerson

JOYRIDE TRANSPORT MINI STOCKS

Heat 1 Doug Hensel, Kevin Markey, Wyatt Zimmerman, Cliff Staley, Ryan Carder, Steven Lester, David Keagy

Heat 2 Jordan James, Briana Hensel, Clayton Evans, Travis Hutton, Coree Boyd

Heat 3 Jeremy Hudson, Brad Hensel, Michael Stewart, Kyle Petit, Dusty Long, Chaz Dawson, Zach Myers, Wes Staley

Heat 4 Colton St. John, Gary Hensel Jr., Dale Beckett, Cody Rush, Johnny Bruce, Mark Sibila, Phil King

B Main Steven Lester, Mark Sibila, Chaz Dawson, Johnny Bruce, Ryan Carder, David Keagy, Dusty Long, Coree Boyd, Zach Myers dns, Wes Staley dns, Phil King dns

Feature Gary Hensel Jr., Dale Beckett, Kevin Markey, Jeremy Hudson, Doug Hensel, Michael Stewart, Johnny Bruce, Travis Hutton, Clayton Evans, Mark Sibila, David Keagy, Jordan James, Brad Hensel, Cody Rush, Wyatt Zimmerman, Chaz Dawson, Colton St. John, Wayne Newbury, Steven Lester, Cliff Staley

 

 

Hahn, Windom capture Hockett-McMillin Memorial final-night feature wins at Lucas Oil Speedway

Chris Windom celebrated his Hockett-Memorial POWRi WAR Sprint win Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway. (Kenny Shaw photo)

WHEATLAND, Missouri (September 22, 2019) - The long wait was worth it for Blake Hahn and Chris Windom on Saturday night as the duo came away winners at the 9th annual Jesse Hockett-Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway.

"I want to thank the fans for hanging it out for this awesome, long race," Hahn said after earning the ASCS Winged Sprint crown-jewel win to cap a program that started more than two hours later than scheduled due to rain earlier in the day.

Meanwhile, Windom went flag-to-flag to capture the POWRi WAR Sprint feature in a race that honors of the memories of Hockett, the legendary open-wheel champion from mid-Missouri and McMillin, his cousin and crew chief.

Hahn, of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, had never won at Lucas Oil Speedway until Thursday night, when he captured the Night One preliminary feature. He made it win number two there on Saturday and it was a major.

Hahn survived a scrap with Dylan Westbrook, as the two battled for the lead with five laps remaining, to pick up the $10,000 win. Mark Smith finished second with Brady Bacon third.

"This is probably one of the biggest wins of my career," Hahn said. "I've always wanted to win here at Lucas Oil, but I've also always wanted to get the Hockett Memorial. I looked up to Jesse as a driver, for being kind of an outlaw, not being afraid to jump into any car he had an opportunity to.

"He was a big hero of mine and I'm very fortunate to be able to win this awesome race."

Front-row starters Hahn and Josh Baughman, winners of preliminary features the first two nights, showed their dominance early with Hahn leading the way as the duo ran 1-2 for 15 laps.

Baughman got together with Derek Hagar the next time around in turn four and, while able to make the save, Baughman faded to eighth and soon after pulled off the track.

Westbrook inherited second and was giving chase to Hahn in a lengthy green-flag stretch as the leaders weaved through lapped traffic. Then as Hahn and Westbrook were about to complete lap 36, they touched wheels in turn four and Westbrook wound up on his top and Hahn made a fishtailing save.

"I hate to see anybody turn upside down," Hahn said. "I was trying to get underneath some lapped cars and got into the slop down on the bottom and just pushed up in front of him. It was my fault."

As action resumed with five laps remaining, Hahn led ninth-starting Smith, Hagar and Bacon, who started 16th.

Hahn was up to the challenge, finishing 2.27 seconds in front of Smith as the checkers flew with Bacon third, Derek Hagar fourth and Seth Bergman fifth.

"I kept my car freed up all night," said Smith, of Sunbury, Pennsylvania. "We had been struggling the last couple of nights trying to get it figured out because I'd never been here. We stayed steady on the bottom and we had a couple of misfortunes with some other guys and we passed some cars too."

Windom takes WAR Sprints win: Chris Windom of Canton, Illinois, grabbed command from his outside front row starting position and led all 30 laps to earn the WAR Sprint victory, finishing five seconds clear of runner-up Brady Bacon.

The Illinois driver pulled away as the final 22 laps of the 30-lapper remained green to pick up the $3,077 first prize. Earlier, he won the Pole Shuffle to earn the front-row spot, then carried over that into the feature.

"This car would go anywhere I needed it to go," Windom said, adding that the win was special to him because the late Jesse Hockett meant so much to the open-wheel world.

"It's cool to come here and do this for Jesse Hockett. I raced with him a lot when I was growing up," Windom said. "I learned a lot from him and to win this race is pretty special."

The feature went red early when Slater Helt rolled his car in turn three, but he walked away from the incident. Meanwhile, front-row starters Windom and Bacon set the early pace, followed Burks third and Zach Daum fourth.

Those four continued to lead the way when another red on lap eight brought things to a halt as Colton Cottle's car wound up on its side after tangling with Dave Darland in turns three and four. Daum went off with mechanical issues and that elevated Logan Seavey to fourth.

Windom and Bacon separated from the field after the restart, opening about a straightaway-margin lead over Burks and Seavey. About lap 20, Windom began to open a comfortable margin over Bacon, opening a three-second lead with five to go.

Windom held on from there for the dominating win. He said his motor acted up over the final portion of the race.

"The motor started laying down there at the end. It's my oldest motor. We won a lot of races with it. I think it's telling me it's time to go to the spa and get a treatment.

"It was going to be hard to pass Chris regardless. The track was really tricky. Maybe we'll get a chance to try again some other year."

Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, finished ahead of Seavey with Wyatt Burks fourth and Garrett Aitken fifth.

Lucas Oil Speedway results (Sept. 21, 2019)
9th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial
ASCS Winged Sprints
A Feature (40 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, [2]; 2. M1-Mark Smith, [9]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon, [16]; 4. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [4]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman, [10]; 6. 95-Matt Covington, [17]; 7. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, [6]; 8. 35M-Jonathan Cornell, [14]; 9. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [7]; 10. 11-Roger Crockett, [3]; 11. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [21]; 12. 14-Jordon Mallett, [15]; 13. 9$-Kyle Clark, [19]; 14. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, [20]; 15. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [5]; 16. 22-Sean McClelland, [11]; 17. 21-Miles Paulus, [25]; 18. 29-Clinton Boyles, [13]; 19. 21K-Kameron Key, [18]; 20. 81-Jack Dover, [8]; 21. 5D-Zach Daum, [12]; 22. 21X-Brinton Marvel, [22]; 23. 21P-Robbie Price, [24]; 24. 28-Scott Bogucki, [23]; (DQ) 17-Josh Baughman, [1]
B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington, [5]; 2. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, [3]; 3. 21-Miles Paulus, [4]; 4. 37H-Matthew Howard, [7]; 5. 84-Brandon Hanks, [10]; 6. 24D-Danny Sams III, [8]; 7. 7B-Ben Brown, [2]; 8. 22S-Slater Helt, [6]; 9. 18X-Nathan Ryun, [13]; 10. 17W-Harli White, [1]; 11. 28-Scott Bogucki, [9]; 12. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [11]; 13. 11X-Avery Goodman, [12]; 14. 33-Austin Alumbaugh, [14]
B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 21K-Kameron Key, [1]; 2. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [2]; 3. 21P-Robbie Price, [6]; 4. 47-Dale Howard, [3]; 5. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [4]; 6. 39-Brad Bowden, [5]; 7. 24-Garet Williamson, [7]; 8. 22X-Riley Goodno, [9]; 9. 11F-Colton Fisher, [10]; 10. J2-John Carney II, [8]; 11. 11A-Austin O'Neal, [11]; 12. 12X-Danny Smith, [12]; 13. 26M-Fred Mattox, [13]
B Feature 3 (15 Laps): 1. 9$-Kyle Clark, [2]; 2. 21X-Brinton Marvel, [4]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [7]; 4. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [9]; 5. 11G-Mike Goodman, [3]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill, [5]; 7. 1-Brad Ryun, [10]; 8. 95X-Asa Swindell, [12]; 9. 1X-Tim Crawley, [1]; 10. 75E-Broc Elliott, [11]; 11. 21G-Adam Gullion, [6]; 12. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [8]; 13. 38-Cody Baker, [13]
LCQ 1 (12 Laps): 1. M1-Mark Smith, [2]; 2. 29-Clinton Boyles, [5]; 3. 17W-Harli White, [1]; 4. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [4]; 5. 11G-Mike Goodman, [7]; 6. 95-Matt Covington, [8]; 7. 21P-Robbie Price, [6]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [3]; 9. 28-Scott Bogucki, [11]; 10. 5-Kory Bales, [9]; 11. 45-Monty Ferriera, [10]; 12. 24C-Chris Morgan, [12]; 13. 3V-Tyler Utz, [13]; 14. 21C-Carson Short, [14]; 15. 75-Tyler Blank, [15]; 16. 76-Jay Russell, [16]
LCQ 2 (12 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, [1]; 2. 35M-Jonathan Cornell, [2]; 3. 21K-Kameron Key, [3]; 4. 9$-Kyle Clark, [4]; 5. 21-Miles Paulus, [6]; 6. 39-Brad Bowden, [5]; 7. 21G-Adam Gullion, [7]; 8. 24D-Danny Sams III, [12]; 9. 22X-Riley Goodno, [8]; 10. 11F-Colton Fisher, [11]; 11. 11A-Austin O'Neal, [9]; 12. 11X-Avery Goodman, [10]; 13. 95X-Asa Swindell, [15]; 14. 26M-Fred Mattox, [13]; 15. 44-Jared Sewell, [14]; 16. 94-Jeff Swindell, [16]
LCQ 3 (12 Laps): 1. 22-Sean McClelland, [2]; 2. 14-Jordon Mallett, [1]; 3. 1X-Tim Crawley, [3]; 4. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, [6]; 5. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [8]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill, [4]; 7. 37H-Matthew Howard, [10]; 8. J2-John Carney II, [5]; 9. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [7]; 10. 1-Brad Ryun, [13]; 11. 75E-Broc Elliott, [14]; 12. 12X-Danny Smith, [12]; 13. 18X-Nathan Ryun, [11]; 14. 38-Cody Baker, [9]; 15. 4-Evan Martin, [15]; 16. 3Z-Zach Davis, [16]
LCQ 4 (12 Laps): 1. 5D-Zach Daum, [2]; 2. 99-Brady Bacon, [1]; 3. 7B-Ben Brown, [6]; 4. 47-Dale Howard, [5]; 5. 21X-Brinton Marvel, [7]; 6. 22S-Slater Helt, [10]; 7. 24-Garet Williamson, [9]; 8. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [8]; 9. 84-Brandon Hanks, [4]; 10. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [3]; 11. 33-Austin Alumbaugh, [11]; 12. 01-Logan Seavey, [12]; 13. 10-Landon Britt, [13]; 14. 26-Matt Moro, [14]; 15. 14M-Randy Martin, [15]

POWRi WAR SPRINTS
A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 5G-Chris Windom, [1]; 2. 410-Brady Bacon, [2]; 3. 01-Logan Seavey, [4]; 4. 11W-Wyatt Burks, [6]; 5. 32-Garrett Aitken, [5]; 6. 24-Landon Simon, [13]; 7. 6-Mario Clouser, [8]; 8. 28-Kory Schudy, [12]; 9. 00-Thomas Meseraull, [20]; 10. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [11]; 11. 90-Riley Kreisel, [19]; 12. 31B-Joe B. Miller, [7]; 13. 37-Brian Beebe, [9]; 14. 77-Jack Wagner, [21]; 15. 51-Mitchell Moore, [10]; 16. 65-Chris Parkinson, [17]; 17. 7R-Dave Darland, [15]; 18. 77K-Katlynn Leer, [16]; 19. 73S-Lane Stone, [22]; 20. 5C-Colten Cottle, [14]; 21. 5D-Zach Daum, [3]; 22. 6P-Chris Phillips, [18]; 23. 22S-Slater Helt, [24]; 24. 54-Trey Gropp, [23]; 25. 99-Korey Weyant, [25]
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 90-Riley Kreisel, [4]; 2. 77-Jack Wagner, [3]; 3. 54-Trey Gropp, [5]; 4. 24H-Ty Hulsey, [2]; 5. 99-Korey Weyant, [1]; 6. 18-Terry Richards, [9]; 7. 2X-Zach Clark, [6]; 8. 20-Steve Thomas, [7]; 9. 22-Jeff Pellersels, [10]; 10. 3-Raven Culp, [13]; 11. 97-Kevin Cummings, [11]; 12. (DNF) 8-Jeff Wingate, [12]; 13. (DNF) 52-Cody Gentry, [14]; (DNS) 12-Wesley Smith,
B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 00-Thomas Meseraull, [1]; 2. 73S-Lane Stone, [5]; 3. 22S-Slater Helt, [7]; 4. 1-Paul White, [2]; 5. 30-Quinton Benson, [3]; 6. 91-Gunner Ramey, [6]; 7. 5$-Danny Smith, [4]; 8. 42-Warren Johnson, [9]; 9. 57-Chase Parson, [12]; 10. 73-Samuel Wagner, [8]; 11. 118-Scott Evans, [13]; 12. 41-Brad Wyatt, [14]; 13. 7F-Johnny Kent, [11]; (DNS) 89-Todd McVay,
Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [2]; 2. 7R-Dave Darland, [1]; 3. 1-Paul White, [4]; 4. 2X-Zach Clark, [6]; 5. 5$-Danny Smith, [5]; 6. 24H-Ty Hulsey, [3]; 7. 118-Scott Evans, [10]; 8. 73-Samuel Wagner, [7]; 9. 57-Chase Parson, [9]; 10. 2-Jason Billups, [11]; 11. (DNF) 89-Todd McVay, [8]; (DNS) 75-Tyler Blank, ; (DNS) 9X-Paul Nienhiser,
Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 28-Kory Schudy, [1]; 2. 77K-Katlynn Leer, [2]; 3. 00-Thomas Meseraull, [3]; 4. 30-Quinton Benson, [4]; 5. 91-Gunner Ramey, [6]; 6. 54-Trey Gropp, [5]; 7. 7F-Johnny Kent, [9]; 8. 18-Terry Richards, [7]; 9. 52-Cody Gentry, [10]; 10. 96-Taylor Peterson, [11]; 11. (DNF) 21C-Chris Desselle, [12]; (DNS) 9$-Kyle Clark, ; (DNS) 13-Grant Wresche,
Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 24-Landon Simon, [1]; 2. 65-Chris Parkinson, [2]; 3. 77-Jack Wagner, [4]; 4. 22-Jeff Pellersels, [8]; 5. 20-Steve Thomas, [6]; 6. 3-Raven Culp, [10]; 7. 8-Jeff Wingate, [9]; 8. 36-Kevin Reed, [12]; 9. 6R-Frank Rogers, [11]; 10. (DNF) 12-Wesley Smith, [5]; (DNS) 28M-Brandon Mattox, ; (DNS) 31-Dylan Kadous, ; (DNS) 4-Braydon Cromwell,
Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 5C-Colten Cottle, [2]; 2. 6P-Chris Phillips, [3]; 3. 90-Riley Kreisel, [4]; 4. 73S-Lane Stone, [5]; 5. 22S-Slater Helt, [6]; 6. 99-Korey Weyant, [1]; 7. 42-Warren Johnson, [7]; 8. 97-Kevin Cummings, [8]; 9. 14-Kyle Lewis, [12]; 10. 41-Brad Wyatt, [9]; 11. 72-Al Thomas, [11]; 12. 02-Dillon Burks, [10]
Special 1 (12 Laps): 1. 6R-Frank Rogers, [2]; 2. 36-Kevin Reed, [4]; 3. 14-Kyle Lewis, [8]; 4. 2-Jason Billups, [1]; 5. 02-Dillon Burks, [5]; 6. 72-Al Thomas, [6]; 7. (DNF) 96-Taylor Peterson, [3]; (DNS) 21C-Chris Desselle,

Next up: After taking next weekend off, Lucas Oil Speedway action resumes Oct. 3-5 with the 6th annual Street Stocks Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt.

Winner of the 50-lap feature Oct. 5 for the O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks on October 5 also will receive $10,000, plus a free entry into the long-ago-sold-out annual Whitetail Trophy Hunt in mid-Missouri this November, valued at $3,000.

Format for this year's Big Buck 50 will find practice and time trials on Thursday, Oct. 3; qualifying heat races, along with a full Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Model program on Oct. 4; last-chance qualifiers before the main event, plus a full ULMA Late Model program on Oct. 5.

Entry fee is $100 if received before Oct. 1 and $125 after. Drivers can find the complete rules on the entry form at LucasOilSpeedway.com.

For questions about tickets or camping for any event at Lucas Oil Speedway, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com.

 

 

Tucker Tames Fayetteville Motor Speedway for TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour Triumph

Inside Line Promotions - FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 22, 2019) - Nick Tucker became only the second driver to score a second feature victory this season during TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour action as he powered to the triumph on Saturday at Fayetteville Motor Speedway.

Tucker bested a field of 15 drivers to post his first win with the series since the season opener in April.

Championship points leader Jake Karklin recorded a runner-up result, but his two closest contenders in John Karklin and Brandon McLain finished third and fourth, respectively. Lance Moss maneuvered to a fifth-place result.

Bronzie Lawson IV, Mike Sellers, Ben McCall, Daniel Oliver and Sean Vardell rounded out the top 10, respectively.

Sellers and Tucker were the heat race winners.

The battle for the championship will come down to the wire as the series visits 311 Speedway in Pine Hall, N.C., next Friday and Saturday during the 2nd annual Robert Perry Memorial. It's the final event of the season and the three drivers at the top of the standings are separated by less than 15 points.

TRIBODYN LUBRICANTS CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR RESULTS AT FAYETTEVILLE MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Sept. 21, 2019) -

A Main : 1. Nick Tucker; 2. Jake Karklin; 3. John Karklin; 4. Brandon McLain; 5. Lance Moss; 6. Bronzie Lawson IV; 7. Mike Sellers; 8. Ben McCall; 9. Daniel Oliver; 10. Sean Vardell; 11. Chaz Woodward; 12. Nate Emig; 13. George Blaney; 14. Jake McLain; 15. Frank Peters.

2019 FEATURE WINNERS -

Steve Surniak - 3 (311 Speedway in Pine Hall, N.C., on July 27; Laurens County Speedway in Laurens, S.C., on Aug. 3; and Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C., on Aug. 10); Nick Tucker - 2 (Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C., on April 27 and Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, N.C., on Sept. 21); Jake Karklin - 1 (Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C., on May 18); John Karklin - 1 (Lake View Motor Speedway in Nichols, S.C., on July 6); Brandon McLain - 1 (Lake View Motor Speedway in Nichols, S.C., on Sept. 7); and Jake McLain - 1 (Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., on June 21)

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at 311 Speedway in Pine Hall, N.C., for the 2 nd annual Robert Perry Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://www.carolinasprinttour.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolina305tour

MARKETING PARTNERS -

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

ABOUT CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR -

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

 

 

Borden Seals Summer Thunder Championship with Win

9/21/19

Yakima, WA - Everything went right on a Saturday night at Central Washington State Fair Raceway for Devon Borden. The 16 year old from Raymond, WA logged his eighth sprint car win of the year and in the process, became the 2019 Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series Champion.

For Borden, the path to victory was relatively easy, as his inside row one starting spot gave him an early advantage that would never come into doubt. His lead sat at over three seconds for most of the race, with eventual runner up Tanner Holmes only ever cutting into that advantage amongst slower cars. The win was Borden’s eighth of the year in Sprint Cars, and in the process, he became the youngest Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series champion in series history. Holmes ended up second on Saturday night in his first Central Washington State Fair Raceway appearance, with Jason Solwold coming from seventh to third. Solwold set quick time for the second straight night. Corbyn Fauver, Luke Didiuk, Jason Reed and Jay Cole won heat races.

The Iron Giant Street Stock A Main saw Zack Simpson complete his dominant weekend with a win. Simpson was a winner every time his car hit the track, winning three heat races over the tw days and leading the final six laps of the main event to score the win. David Cronk and Chase Berkeley were second and third.

Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series

Fast Time - Jason Solwold 14.490

Heat 1 - Corbyn Fauver, Colton Heath, Jason Solwold, Tanner Holmes, Shawn Rice, Michael Bollinger, John Keller

Heat 2 - Luke Didiuk, Trevor Cook, Chris Bullock, Colby Thornhill, Brett McGhie, Greg Hamilton, Jeff Dunlap

Heat 3 - Jason Reed, Lance Sargent, Justin Yougquist, Devon Borden, Chauncey Filler, Darren Smith

Heat 4 - Jay Cole. Cam Smith, Tristan Spiers, Logan Forler, Chase Goetz, Channing Filler

B Main - Greg Hamilton, Dunlap, Goetz, Rice, Chan Filler, D Smith, Bollinger, McGhie, Chau Filler

A Main - Devon Borden, Holmes, Solwold, Heath, C Smith, Forler, Cole, Youngquist, Cook, Fauver, Bullock, D Smith, Chan Filler, Thornhill, Sargent, Didiuk, Goetz, Hamilton, Spiers, Reed, Dunlap, Rice

Lap Leaders - Borden 1-30

Triple X Hard Charger - D Smith +10

Iron Giant Street Stocks

Heat 1- Zack Simpson, Shane Kerrigan, Chase Berkelely, Avery Miller, Doug Stock, Kelly McDonald, Matt White, Chris West

Heat 2- Jack Parshall, David Cronk, Austin Kerrigan, Erik Jarnport, Sean Cronk, Laree McDonald, Bob Smith, Joey Tardio

Main - Zack SImpson, D Cronk, Berkeley

Lap Leaders - Parshall 1-4 Simpson 15-21 Kerrigan 22-23 Simpson 24-30

 

 

Sweet Scores in World of Outlaws “Boot Hill Showdown” Finale at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 21, 2019) – Brad Sweet put a stop to Donny Schatz’ run of command at Dodge City Raceway Park by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s 30-lap World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars “Boot Hill Showdown” finale atop the DCRP 3/8-mile clay oval.

The Grass Valley, CA, native took command from the pole position at the outset and then survived a green-white-checkered run to the stripe to pockets $12,000 for his 15th series win of the year aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing NAPA Auto Parts/Curb Racing No. 49 Sprint Car.

“The Big Cat” weathered windy conditions throughout the night to stop Schatz’ streak of DCRP wins at three.

“The car was completely different at both ends of the track,” Sweet said of battling the wind. “Getting into one the car would really sit and dig in, then getting into three the wind would catch it and make it do crazy things.”

Sweet found running out front to be his advantage.

“The clean air certainly worked to our advantage,” Sweet commented.

While Sweet scored the World of Outlaw Sprint Car win, Bucklin’s Clay Sellard led all the way to win the accompanying 20-lap IMCA Modified feature event. “This is my house, there was no way anyone was beating me on Outlaws night.”

After earning the pole position for the feature with a Dash win, Sweet outgunned Aussie Ian Madsen for the lead at the drop of the green and set the early pace ahead of Madsen with Schatz taking advantage of traffic to slip by Sheldon Haudenschild for third on the ninth lap.

Sweet kept his pursuers at bay as he sliced through traffic until a caution flew after 17 laps for Jake Bubak, who cut a right rear tire going into turn one.

The race resumed in similar fashion with Sweet ultimately taking the white flag only to see the red lights flicker on moments later when Dominic Scelzi got upside down in turn four amid a multi-car battle in the latter half of the top ten.

Set for a green-white-checkered run to the stripe, Sweet set sail and raced on to his first DCRP triumph with Madsen and Schatz rounding out the podium in second and third. After setting the night’s quickest time in qualifying for the second night in a row, David Gravel crossed the stripe fourth with Sheldon Haudenschild holding on for fifth after nearly looping it in turn two in the closing stages while running fourth.

Logan Schuchart worked his way from tenth to sixth with Shane Stewart, Carson Macedo, Brent Marks and Daryn Pittman completing the top ten.

After Gravel set a quick time of 12.706, heat race wins went to Gravel, Madsen and Stewart posting heat race wins. Mason Daniel got upside down in turn two on the opening lap of the second heat race. Daniel walked away uninjured and returned for feature action.

In the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature, Sellard started from the pole position and withstood race-long pressure from Clay Money to snare his fifth DCRP win of the year with Troy Gemmill, Cole Traugott and Dylan Sherfick rounding out the top five.

Dodge City Raceway Park

September 21, 2019 Results:

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars “Boot Hill Showdown” Night One Results:

Qualifying: 1. 41-David Gravel 12.706, 2. 18-Ian Madsen 12.778, 3. 5-Shane Stewart 12.832, 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild 12.866, 5. 15-Donny Schatz 12.877, 6. 41s-Dominic Scelzi 12.887, 7. 1s-Logan Schuchart 12.900, 8. 83-Daryn Pittman 12.909, 9. 1a-Jacob Allen 12.939, 10. 2-Carson Macedo 12.964, 11. 33m-Mason Daniel 12.968, 12. 49-Brad Sweet 12.978, 13. 0-Steven Richardson 13.023, 14. 19-Brent Marks 13.043, 15. 11k-Kraig Kinser 13.061, 16. 7s-Jason Sides 13.103, 17. 2c-Wayne Johnson 13.143, 18. 9x-Jake Bubak 13.429, 19. 1x-Don Droud, Jr. 13.815, 20. 91-Jeff Stasa 13.875, 21. 10-Jordan Knight 14.001, 22. 88-Mike Woodruff 14.010, 23. 10c-Jeremy Campbell 14.089, 24. 72-Ray Seemann 14.430, 25. 11-Tyler Knight 14.494.

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 41-David Gravel, 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 3. 2-Carson Macedo, 4. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 5. 7s-Jason Sides, 6. 0-Steven Richardson, 7. 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 8. 72-Ray Seemann, 9. 11-Tyler Knight.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen, 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 3. 83-Daryn Pittman, 4. 19-Brent Marks, 5. 2c-Wayne Johnson, 6. 91-Jeff Stasa, 7. 10-Jordan Knight, 8. 33m-Mason Daniel.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 5-Shane Stewart, 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 3. 41s-Dominic Scelzi, 4. 9-Jake Bubak, 5. 1a-Jacob Allen, 6. 11k-Kraig Kinser, 7. 88-Mike Woodruff, 8. 10c-Jeremy Campbell.

Dash (6 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 2. 18-Ian Madsen, 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 5. 41-David Gravel, 6. 5-Shane Stewart.

“A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet (1), 2. 18-Ian Madsen (2), 3. 15-Donny Schatz (3), 4. 41-David Gravel (5), 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (4), 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart (10), 7. 5-Shane Stewart (6), 8. 2-Carson Macedo (7), 9. 19-Brent Marks (11), 10. 83-Daryn Pittman (8), 11. 2c-Wayne Johnson (14), 12. 1a-Jacob Allen (15), 13. 11k-Kraig Kinser (18), 14. 7s-Jason Sides (13), 15. 1x-Don Droud, Jr. (19), 16. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (9), 17. 91-Jeff Stasa (17), 18. 9x-Jake Bubak (12), 19. 0-Steven Richardson (16), 20. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (21), 21. 72-Ray Seemann (22), 22. 33m-Mason Daniel (20), 23. 88-Mike Woodruff (24), 24. 10-Jordan Knight (23), 25. 11-Tyler Knight (25).

 

 

Bell dominates at Fremont for Ford Classic $10k; Miller takes 305 victory; Valenti earns 9th truck win

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 Contact: Brian Liskai - liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - Fresh off his 7th Xfinity NASCAR Series win, Norman, Oklahoma's Christopher Bell climbed in his newly purchased sprint car and dominated the second half of the 12th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway to claim the $10,000 prize Saturday, Sept. 21 on Kear's Speed Shop Night.

Bell lapped up to sixth place in the 40-lap feature aboard his Mobile 1, JBC machine to earn his fourth career victory at "The Track That Action Built."

"What an awesome deal to put this together in a week and come to what I consider my home sprint car track and win this big race in front of a huge crowd...wow! Chad Boat and I decided to do this over the week and to get a win in the first night in my own car is unbelievable. The curb was very tricky but it reminded me of the old Fremont when I lived in Tiffin with Rick Ferkel and we came here," said Bell in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Bell, who started 13th, took the lead on a restart on lap 18 from 2019 Fremont track champion Buddy Kofoid. Once in the lead, Bell blasted away at the thick ledge around the track which resulted from a shower prior to hot laps earlier in the evening. Bell built up a lead over seven seconds or three quarters of a track as he easily disposed of lapped cars.

A late race move had Travis Philo going in second while Nate Dussel rounded out the podium for the event sanctioned by the FAST 410 Sprint Series.

"Hats off to Christopher and that team. When he passed me it didn't take long and I couldn't even see him. I'm proud of our team, my dad, Keith...everyone. We really got going toward the end of the season and have a lot to build on for next year," said Philo beside his Interior Supply/Control Design Solutions/Columbus Equipment Company/Banshee Graphics/Tire Slick backed #5T.

"I couldn't be more proud of this team. We are essentially a 305 team running with the big boys. We far exceeded all my expectations coming into this season. Other than the All Star race we ran consistently in the top five all year long," said Dussel of his Industrial Movers/Northwest Installation/All Davis Carpet & Laminate/Berrier Fabrication/Real Geese Decoys/Wurtec/Speedway's Bar and Grill/Tackle Box 2 backed #1.

Fremont, Ohio's Jamie Miller took the lead on lap 10 and drove away for his third win of the season in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 sprint feature. It was his 23rd career win at the track.

"I knew we were good. When we caught up to Johnny (Ivy) and he got hung up. I was able to move around and pretty much run where I wanted to. I wanted to stay up top and keep my momentum up. When we had that yellow and I saw all those lapped cars going around me to get in line...I figured we were pretty good," said Miller of his Phil Rister Racing/Pen Monster.com/Sonic Hauling/Brad's Barbecue/Napa of Attica/Avon by Angie/Griff's Engines/Color Street by Jamie Hennig/Reedtown Tavern/Fostoria Mod Shop/York Carpet Outlet/Crown Batter/Branham Builders/Imprint Logo backed #26.

Fremont Speedway's 2019 track champion Shawn Valenti put an exclamation point on the end of a fantastic season in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks, claiming his ninth feature win of the season in dominating fashion. It was Valenti's 55th career win at the track, placing him sixth on the all-time win list.

"It's pretty amazing...my whole Fremont career has been pretty awesome. Thanks to the Babcocks for putting me in this thing," said Valenti beside his A Plus Auto Center/Best Performance Motorsports/Craig Miller Trucking/Gressman Powersports/KS Sales & Service backed #7B.

Kofoid, fresh off his first ever midget win in his first ever midget race Friday in Illinois, and Cody Bova brought the field to green for the 40-lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint feature but a tangle involving Duane Zablocki and Paige Polyak necessitated a complete restart. When the green flew Kofoid bolted into the lead over Friday night's winner Tim Shaffer, Bova, Philo, Brad Lamberson and Parker Price-Miller.

Kofoid set a blistering pace, moving out to a 3.8 second lead by lap three while Philo grabbed second over Shaffer and Bova. By the sixth circuit Kofoid was into heavy lapped traffic but still maintained an over three second lead over Philo, Shaffer, Dussel, Price-Miller and 13th starter Bell. Lapped machines allowed Philo to close to within 1.9 seconds by lap 13 but when Price-Miller stopped to bring out the caution on lap 14, Philo, Dussel, Shaffer and Bell were ready to pounce.

With a clear track, Kofoid rocketed away on the restart but a bobble on the turn two cushion on lap 17 allowed Bell to grab the lead but it was nullified when Brandon Long spun, putting Kofoid back to the point. On the restart Bell was not to be denied as he slid in front of Kofoid to take the lead with Philo, Shaffer, Dussel, FAST point leader Cole Duncan, Byron Reed and 18th starter Chad Kemenah giving chase.

Just past the half-way point Reed and Kemenah tangled to bring out the final caution of the race. When the green flew Bell checked out, building a six second lead with 10 laps to go. Shaffer and Philo got around Kofoid when he bobbled once again on the cushion with Philo moving into second on lap 28 with Kofoid rallying to third a few laps later.

Bell kept picking off lapped cars, taking the checkers with the sixth place car in his sights. Philo, Dussel, Kofoid and Duncan rounded out the top five.

Fremont's 2019 305 sprint track champion John Ivy jumped into the lead at the drop of the green for the 25 lap feature from his outside front row starting spot with Brandon Moore, Miller, Matt Foos, Seth Schneider, Jimmy McGrath, Steve Rando, Paul Weaver and Alvin Roepke in tow. Ivy quickly built an over two second lead with just three laps scored and hit the back of the field by lap six as Miller moved into second.

Miller quickly close don Ivy and took the lead on lap 10. Once clear of several lapped cars by lap 13, Miller pulled away from Ivy who had his hands full from Foos. The only caution flew on lap 14 for debris but that didn't slow Miller down as he pulled away on the restart, quickly building a two second advantage over Ivy, Foos, Rando and Schneider.

Miller drove away to the $1,000 win over Ivy, Foos, Rando and Weaver.

Cautions plagued the early going of 20 lap dirt truck feature with Brad Mitten leading the first circuit before eighth starter Valenti assumed control on just the second lap. Once the final caution flew on lap 11, Valenti was able to shake loose from the field and drove to the win as Miller came on strong late in the race to earn a runner-up finish with Kent Brewer charging from 22nd to third with Mitten and Ben Clapp rounding out the top five.

Throughout the night Kear's Speed Shop in Tiffin, Ohio, celebrated their 50th anniversary by handing out over $10,000 of products to all the race teams.

The Board of Directors of Fremont Speedway would like to thank all the fans, race teams, marketing partners, push truck and wrecker operators and track employees for all their support and help in their first year at the help of "The Track That Action Built." Plans are already underway for the 2020 season, the 69th anniversary year for the speedway.

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

For more information on the FAST 410 Sprint Car Series go to www.fastondirt.com Fremont Speedway Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 12th Annual Jim & Joanne Ford Classic Kear's Speed Shop Night [*] indicates starting position

410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying 1.3C-Cale Conley, 12.804; 2.02-Brandon Long, 12.985; 3.71P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.034; 4.19-Paige Polyak, 13.052; 5.5T-Travis Philo, 13.074; 6.27K-Brad Lamberson, 13.090; 7.9X-Ricky Peterson, 13.238; 8.G1-Tim Shaffer, 13.247; 9.20B-Cody Bova, 13.248; 10.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.260; 11.1-Nate Dussel, 13.323; 12.22-Cole Duncan, 13.326; 13.2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.344; 14.22s-Brandon Spithaler, 13.380; 15.5-Jordan Harble, 13.391; 16.97-Max Stambaugh, 13.418; 17.1st-Gary Taylor, 13.435; 18.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.439; 19.16-DJ Foos, 13.478; 20.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.488; 21.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.517; 22.09-Craig Mintz, 13.537; 23.5R-Byron Reed, 13.560; 24.13-Brandon Matus, 13.619; 25.21-Christopher Bell, 13.646; 26.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.665; 27.23J-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.686; 28.23-Stuart Brubaker, 13.759; 29.14-Chad Wilson, 13.828; 30.J4-John Garvin, 13.871; 31.4-Cap Henry, 13.938; 32.k4-Chad Kemenah, 13.938; 33.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.971; 34.33-Brent Matus, 14.235; 35.68G-Tyler Gunn, 14.443;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 20B-Cody Bova[2] ; 2. 2L-Landon Lalonde[1] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 4. 21-Christopher Bell[7] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 6. 3C-Cale Conley[4] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 8. 14-Chad Wilson[8] ; 9. 1st-Gary Taylor[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[2] ; 2. 22s-Brandon Spithaler[1] ; 3. 27K-Brad Lamberson[3] ; 4. 02-Brandon Long[4] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 6. 09-Craig Mintz[6] ; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton[7] ; 8. 33-Brent Matus[8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 5-Jordan Harble[1] ; 3. 71P-Parker Price-Miller[4] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 5. 4-Cap Henry[8] ; 6. 16-DJ Foos[5] ; 7. 23J-Hunter Schuerenberg[7] ; 8. 68G-Tyler Gunn[9] ; 9. 9X-Ricky Peterson[3]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 2. 97-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 3. G1-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 4. 19-Paige Polyak[4] ; 5. k4-Chad Kemenah[8] ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus[6] ; 8. 23-Stuart Brubaker[7]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 3 to A) 1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 4-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[8] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[7] ; 7. 23J-Hunter Schuerenberg[6] ; 8. 3C-Cale Conley[3] ; 9. 1st-Gary Taylor[9]

B-Main 2 (10 Laps, top 3 to A) 1. k4-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton[5] ; 6. 33-Brent Matus[7] ; 7. 23-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 8. 9X-Ricky Peterson[9] ; 9. 13-Brandon Matus[6]

A-Main 1 (0 Laps) 1. 21-Christopher Bell[13] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[7] ; 4. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[1] ; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[8] ; 6. G1-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 7. 16-DJ Foos[21] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[17] ; 9. k4-Chad Kemenah[18] ; 10. 97-Max Stambaugh[12] ; 11. 4-Cap Henry[19] ; 12. 27K-Brad Lamberson[4] ; 13. 20B-Cody Bova[2] ; 14. 2L-Landon Lalonde[9] ; 15. 02-Brandon Long[14] ; 16. 5-Jordan Harble[11] ; 17. 5R-Byron Reed[15] ; 18. 09-Craig Mintz[20] ; 19. 22s-Brandon Spithaler[10] ; 20. 71P-Parker Price-Miller[6] ; 21. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[22] ; 22. 19-Paige Polyak[16]

Hard Charger: 16-DJ Foos +14

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying 1.26-Jamie Miller, 13.477; 2.1W-Paul Weaver, 13.572; 3.8C-Matt Foos, 13.617; 4.77I-John Ivy, 13.640; 5.7M-Brandon Moore, 13.690; 6.19R-Steve Rando, 13.770; 7.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.771; 8.X-Mike Keegan, 13.816; 9.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.827; 10.36-Seth Schneider, 13.833; 11.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 13.943; 12.4*-Tyler Street, 13.979; 13.10-Josh Harrison, 13.993; 14.25-Jason Keckler, 13.994; 15.3V-Chris Verda, 14.072; 16.12-Kyle Capodice, 14.076; 17.8-Bobby Clark, 14.138; 18.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.143; 19.1H-Zeth Sabo, 14.145; 20.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 14.162; 21.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.309; 22.9-Logan Riehl, 14.378; 23.09-Justin Adams, 14.439;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 6. 9-Logan Riehl[8] ; 7. 1H-Zeth Sabo[7] ; 8. 10-Josh Harrison[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[1] ; 2. X-Mike Keegan[2] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 6. 09-Justin Adams[8] ; 7. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 3. 8C-Matt Foos[4] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 5. 3X-Brandon Riehl[6] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[7] ; 7. 3V-Chris Verda[5]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 3. 8C-Matt Foos[3] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[9] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[11] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 7. 99-Alvin Roepke[10] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[13] ; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 10. 2-Ricky Peterson[12] ; 11. 25-Jason Keckler[14] ; 12. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[6] ; 13. 1H-Zeth Sabo[19] ; 14. X-Mike Keegan[8] ; 15. 4*-Tyler Street[7] ; 16. 3V-Chris Verda[21] ; 17. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[23] ; 18. 3X-Brandon Riehl[15] ; 19. 09-Justin Adams[17] ; 20. 9-Logan Riehl[16] ; 21. X15-Kasey Ziebold[18] ; 22. 8-Bobby Clark[20] ; 23. 10-Josh Harrison[22]

Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver +6

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 23m-Brad Mitten[4] ; 2. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[3] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 4. 0-Andy Keegan[8] ; 5. 9-Curt Inks[1] ; 6. 25-Bryce Black[6] ; 7. 83-Noah Wagner[5] ; 8. 8KB-Kent Brewer[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 33-Jeff Ward[1] ; 2. 67-Ben Clapp[3] ; 3. 16-Jim Holcomb[6] ; 4. 0H-Derek Halka[2] ; 5. 75-Adam Dible[4] ; 6. 99-Gene Potridge[7] ; 7. 20-Caleb Shearn[8] ; 8. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 1-John Brooks[2] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 3. 5JR-Jamie Miller[3] ; 4. 5-Jim Mcgrath[7] ; 5. 4s-Keith Sorg[6] ; 6. 14T-Cody Truman[4] ; 7. 7X-Mike Hashman[5]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 2. 5JR-Jamie Miller[11] ; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[22] ; 4. 23m-Brad Mitten[2] ; 5. 67-Ben Clapp[3] ; 6. 33-Jeff Ward[9] ; 7. 17x-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 8. 83-Noah Wagner[19] ; 9. 99-Gene Potridge[17] ; 10. 7X-Mike Hashman[21] ; 11. 0H-Derek Halka[10] ; 12. 25-Bryce Black[16] ; 13. 4s-Keith Sorg[15] ; 14. 20-Caleb Shearn[20] ; 15. 1-John Brooks[7] ; 16. 14T-Cody Truman[18] ; 17. 0-Andy Keegan[1] ; 18. 9-Curt Inks[13] ; 19. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[12] ; 20. 16-Jim Holcomb[5] ; 21. 75-Adam Dible[14] ; 22. 5-Jim Mcgrath[6] ; 23. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[23]

Hard Charger: 8KB-Kent Brewer +19

 

 

Austin McCarl, Ballenger and Dodd Cap Jackson Motorplex Season With Wins During Casey's General Stores Open Wheel Nationals presented by Sea Foam

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Sept. 21, 2019) - Saturday night played out like most of the season did at Jackson Motorplex with new faces invading Victory Lane.

Austin McCarl, Dusty Ballenger and Chris Dodd were first-time winners at the track during First Responders Night presented by EXIT Realty-Great Plains, which wrapped up the Casey's General Stores Open Wheel Nationals presented by Sea Foam as well as the season at the 4/10-mile oval.

The three drivers were a part of 35 different winners during 44 A Mains this year.

McCarl outlasted his father, Terry McCarl, to capture the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series and Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars main event. Austin McCarl led all 25 laps, but had to overcome two restarts in the final 10 laps as well as traffic in the closing circuits.

"Early I was kinda running the top and got the hint to move down in (turns) one and two," he said during a Victory Lane interview. "I had to change my line up. That's dirt racing. It's always changing."

Terry McCarl finished 1.290 seconds behind his son to mark his second straight night with a runner-up result.

"The track has been amazingly fun the last couple of nights," he said. "It made it really fun, interesting. I think the fans seen a great show last night and another one tonight."

Mark Dobmeier hustled from seventh to third, picking up a pair of positions in the final laps to score his second straight podium at the track.

"We had a great car," he said. "They gave us a great track both nights. Tonight was especially tricky. It changed around a lot. It was a great race track, a lot of fun."

Bill Balog, who won Friday's show, finished fourth with Justin Henderson earning a fifth-place result.

Lynton Jeffrey set quick time during qualifying before Austin McCarl, Travis Whitney and Dobmeier won heat races.

Ballenger charged from sixth and executed a late-race pass to secure the victory in the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids division. Tyler Drueke placed second with Jesse Lindberg third, Kade Higday fourth and Mike Moore fifth.

Lindberg, Christopher Thram, Ballenger and Drueke each claimed a heat race. Jared Jansen was the B Main winner.

Dodd hustled from fifth to reach the checkered flag before ninth-starting Zach Raidart to capture the Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Series A Main by .250 of a second. Jake Kouba finished third with Allen Hafford fourth and Bryan Roach fifth.

Ryan Zielski, Kouba and Roach were the heat race winners. Shawn Swim picked up the B Main triumph.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (Sept. 21, 2019) -

IRA OUTLAW SPRINT SERIES

Caseys General Stores A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 17A-Austin McCarl (2); 2. 4-Terry McCarl (4); 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier (7); 4. 17B-Bill Balog (5); 5. 7H-Justin Henderson (8); 6. 55-Brooke Tatnell (11); 7. 23W-Scott Winters (10); 8. 5J-Jeremy Schultz (15); 9. 73AF-Joey Moughan (3); 10. 23-Russel Borland (12); 11. 44-Chris Martin (1); 12. 35L-Cody Ledger (16); 13. 16-Travis Whitney (6); 14. 2W-Scott Neitzel (17); 15. 35-Skylar Prochaska (19); 16. 73-Jake Blackhurst (22); 17. 64-Scotty Thiel (13); 18. 2K-Kevin Ingle (21); 19. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski (25); 20. 7-Eric Lutz (14); 21. 14-Jody Rosenboom (20); 22. 29-Hunter Custer (23); 23. 05-Colin Smith (18); 24. 70-Chris Klemko (24); 25. 3-Tony Kaus (26); 26. 83-Lynton Jeffrey (9).

Weld Wheels Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17A-Austin McCarl (2); 2. 44-Chris Martin (1); 3. 83-Lynton Jeffrey (4); 4. 23-Russel Borland (5); 5. 5J-Jeremy Schultz (6); 6. 2W-Scott Neitzel (7); 7. 2K-Kevin Ingle (8); 8. 73-Jake Blackhurst (3); 9. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski (9).

All Star Performance Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 16-Travis Whitney (1); 2. 4-Terry McCarl (4); 3. 55-Brooke Tatnell (6); 4. 73AF-Joey Moughan (3); 5. 17B-Bill Balog (2); 6. 05-Colin Smith (8); 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska (5); 8. 70-Chris Klemko (9); 9. 33-James Broty (7).

EMI / AutoMeter Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier (2); 2. 7H-Justin Henderson (4); 3. 23W-Scott Winters (3); 4. 64-Scotty Thiel (6); 5. 7-Eric Lutz (1); 6. 35L-Cody Ledger (5); 7. 14-Jody Rosenboom (7); 8. 29-Hunter Custer (8); 9. 3-Tony Kaus (9).

Osborn and Son Trucking Qualifying : 1. 83-Lynton Jeffrey, 00:12.813 (1); 2. 4-Terry McCarl, 00:12.833 (20); 3. 7H-Justin Henderson, 00:12.901 (23); 4. 73-Jake Blackhurst, 00:12.995 (2); 5. 73AF-Joey Moughan, 00:13.044 (19); 6. 23W-Scott Winters, 00:13.045 (27); 7. 17A-Austin McCarl, 00:13.077 (24); 8. 17B-Bill Balog, 00:13.098 (11); 9. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 00:13.148 (12); 10. 44-Chris Martin, 00:13.153 (7); 11. 16-Travis Whitney, 00:13.171 (21); 12. 7-Eric Lutz, 00:13.186 (15); 13. 23-Russel Borland, 00:13.194 (8); 14. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 00:13.197 (16); 15. 35L-Cody Ledger, 00:13.215 (5); 16. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 00:13.225 (18); 17. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 00:13.242 (25); 18. 64-Scotty Thiel, 00:13.247 (10); 19. 2W-Scott Neitzel, 00:13.277 (26); 20. 33-James Broty, 00:13.316 (14); 21. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 00:13.434 (22); 22. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 00:13.590 (17); 23. 05-Colin Smith, 00:13.666 (13); 24. 29-Hunter Custer, 00:13.703 (3); 25. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 00:13.731 (4); 26. 70-Chris Klemko, 00:14.606 (6); 27. 3-Tony Kaus, 00:15.214 (9).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (6); 2. 12-Tyler Drueke (1); 3. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (2); 4. 24X-Kade Higday (9); 5. 69-Mike Moore (4); 6. 22-Kaleb Johnson (15); 7. 5-Stu Snyder (16); 8. 7X-Shane Fick (3); 9. 1S-Ryan Voss (10); 10. 4SS-Jody Rosenboom (12); 11. 05-Colin Smith (7); 12. 27-Rick Schroeder (18); 13. 5J-Javen Ostermann (11); 14. 32-Trefer Waller (22); 15. 7JL-Jared Jansen (21); 16. 1B-Brandon Horton (23); 17. 22C-Chad Koch (13); 18. 7-Johnny Sullivan (17); 19. 9ER7-John Otte (19); 20. (DNF) 24-Christopher Thram (5); 21. (DNF) 05X-Brandon Allen (20); 22. (DNF) 23-Brandon Bosma (14); 23. (DNF) 4S-Michael Stien (24); 24. (DNF) 56-Bill Johnson (8).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 7JL-Jared Jansen (2); 2. 32-Trefer Waller (4); 3. 1B-Brandon Horton (3); 4. 4S-Michael Stien (9); 5. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (11); 6. 12L-John Lambertz (10); 7. 35-Mike Stegenga (5); 8. 8-Micah Slendy (6); 9. 93-Josh Most (1); 10. 83-Justin Smith (12); 11. (DNF) 33S-Jeremy Schultz (8); 12. (DNF) 43-Jake Greenwood (7).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (1); 2. 56-Bill Johnson (2); 3. 5J-Javen Ostermann (4); 4. 05-Colin Smith (7); 5. 7JL-Jared Jansen (5); 6. 9ER7-John Otte (8); 7. 8-Micah Slendy (6); 8. (DNF) 51A-Elliot Amdahl (3).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 24-Christopher Thram (1); 2. 24X-Kade Higday (2); 3. 22-Kaleb Johnson (3); 4. 22C-Chad Koch (6); 5. 7-Johnny Sullivan (7); 6. 32-Trefer Waller (5); 7. 35-Mike Stegenga (8); 8. (DNF) 12L-John Lambertz (4).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (3); 2. 1S-Ryan Voss (1); 3. 4SS-Jody Rosenboom (4); 4. 23-Brandon Bosma (6); 5. 1B-Brandon Horton (5); 6. 05X-Brandon Allen (8); 7. 43-Jake Greenwood (2); 8. (DNF) 4S-Michael Stien (7).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 12-Tyler Drueke (1); 2. 7X-Shane Fick (4); 3. 69-Mike Moore (7); 4. 5-Stu Snyder (5); 5. 27-Rick Schroeder (6); 6. 93-Josh Most (8); 7. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (2); 8. 83-Justin Smith (3).

WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINT SERIES

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 01-Chris Dodd (5); 2. 23Z-Zach Raidart (9); 3. 6-Jake Kouba (4); 4. 38-Allen Hafford (1); 5. 99-Bryan Roach (3); 6. 9-Greg Olsen (7); 7. 12P-Johnny Parsons III (2); 8. 40-Tim Cox (15); 9. 91-Jimmy Kouba (6); 10. 21Z-Ryan Zielski (10); 11. 19K-Derek Crane (8); 12. 4-Jordan Paulsen (11); 13. 50-Rusty Egan (20); 14. 12-Shawn Swim (19); 15. 70-Chris Klemko (14); 16. 51-Charles Spoonmore (12); 17. 6B-Vince Bartolotta (16); 18. 52-Craig Lager (13); 19. 41-Dennis Spitz (21); 20. 20-Natalie Klemko (24); 21. 29OG-Tom Eller (23); 22. (DNF) 37-Sye Anderson (17); 23. (DNF) 00-Paul Shaffer (18); 24. (DNF) 1-Tommy Colburn (22).

B Feature (8 Laps): 1. 12-Shawn Swim (1); 2. 50-Rusty Egan (3); 3. 41-Dennis Spitz (6); 4. 1-Tommy Colburn (8); 5. 29OG-Tom Eller (4); 6. 20-Natalie Klemko (10); 7. 77J-James Walldan (5); 8. 94-Jim Wehrman (9); 9. 39-William Huck (12); 10. 22-Greg Alt (7); 11. 61-Zach Hansen (2); 12. 38V-Travis Tennyson (11).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 21Z-Ryan Zielski (4); 2. 01-Chris Dodd (2); 3. 12P-Johnny Parsons III (1); 4. 9-Greg Olsen (3); 5. 70-Chris Klemko (7); 6. 6B-Vince Bartolotta (6); 7. 29OG-Tom Eller (8); 8. 61-Zach Hansen (5); 9. 1-Tommy Colburn (9); 10. (DNF) 38V-Travis Tennyson (10).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba (2); 2. 23Z-Zach Raidart (4); 3. 38-Allen Hafford (1); 4. 91-Jimmy Kouba (3); 5. 40-Tim Cox (9); 6. 37-Sye Anderson (8); 7. 50-Rusty Egan (5); 8. 77J-James Walldan (7); 9. 22-Greg Alt (6); 10. 39-William Huck (10).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 99-Bryan Roach (2); 2. 19K-Derek Crane (4); 3. 4-Jordan Paulsen (6); 4. 51-Charles Spoonmore (7); 5. 52-Craig Lager (1); 6. 00-Paul Shaffer (10); 7. 12-Shawn Swim (3); 8. 41-Dennis Spitz (8); 9. 94-Jim Wehrman (9); 10. 20-Natalie Klemko (5).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

REX KING JR MAKES IT 2-FOR-2 IN 2019 BIG-BLOCK MODS AT SHARON HEADLINING NIGHT 1 OF "APPLE FESTIVAL NATIONALS"; CHAD RUHLMAN WINS #3 IN RUSH SPRINTS; 1ST DWARF CAR WIN FOR TEDDY WILLIAMS II

by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH September 20, 2019 Sharon Speedway kicked off the first of two days of the "Apple Festival Nationals" on a beautiful Friday evening. Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane on the next-to-last event of the 90th anniversary season were Rex King, Jr.-Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds, Chad Ruhlman-RUSH Sprint Cars, and Teddy Williams II-Sportsman Dwarf Cars. A record 19 Junior Sprints for kids turned out with Kalen Jackson winning the 9HP feature, while Sammy Darby won the open feature. Heat races were contested for the Penn-Ohio Stock Series, RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series, and the Econo Mods with the remainder of their events on Saturday night.

Rex King, Jr. won the last two track championships and three of the last four for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds at Sharon Speedway. The youngest of the King Family of racers copped the $2,000 "Lou Blaney Memorial" back on July 6, and on Friday night made it two-for-two in 2019. King, Jr. benefitted from a restart with 13 laps completed by taking the lead away from Garrett Krummert and racing on for the $1,500 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory.

"They scheduled a race the day before our wedding so we have to race," joked the 28-year-old Bristolville, Ohio standout. "The real win will come tomorrow but tonight was a good prelude. The track was really good and racey. I was glad to see that caution. Garrett (Krummert) messed up and chose the outside line, but if I was in his position I may have done the same thing because that's where he was running. It seems like it's better to start off the bottom when the track is like this. I have to thank all of my sponsors and everyone that has been with me."

Jim Rasey and Krummert led the field to green for their 25-lap feature with Krummert powering around the top for the early lead over Rasey with King Jr., King Sr., and Jeremiah Shingledecker filing out the top five. King, Jr. drove under and past Rasey for second on lap two. Shingledecker snuck around the elder King with a big move off the outside of turn two on lap six. Shingledecker looked strong as he ran down Rasey and drove under him in turn four to grab third on lap 11.

The complexion of the event changed when Rasey lost power running fourth to bring out the event's first and only caution with 13 laps scored. The caution wasn't what Krummert wanted and possibly not Shingledecker either. Krummert chose the outside for the double file restart and that may have been the wrong decision as King, Jr. took the lead in turns one and two. The top three of King, Jr., Krummert, and Shingledecker distanced themselves from the field in a couple laps.

King, Jr. was too strong over the final 12 non-stop laps as he recorded his 27th career win in the King Bros. Ready Mix Concrete/King Sanitary/Bristol Disposal/Reese Services-sponsored #165. Krummert held off Shingledecker for second with King and Will Thomas III completing the top five. Kevin Hoffman went 10th to sixth over 12th starting Skip Moore. John Mollick spun on the final lap, but was scored in eighth as the last car on the lead lap. Brandon Michaud and Bill Adams rounded out the top 10. Heat winners were Rasey and Krummert over the 16-car field.

Chad Ruhlman has been the driver to beat in the two-year history of the non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars. Start him on the pole and he's nearly impossible to beat. Though Chad would lead all 20 laps, his brother Brian didn't make it easy as he stuck with him throughout the duration and really closed in at the end as Chad held on to his third win of the year, worth $500.

"I think we had a pretty good hot rod," expressed the 42-year-old Bemus Point, NY native, who now calls Erie, Pa. home. "Whoever did this track did an amazing job. This is so fun to run here. I was glad to see them take the cushion down so we could get really get close to the fence. Beautiful place, very racey, and of course I love having that #49 (Brian Ruhlman) behind me. You could go all over the track. Here I like the momentum and to be up on top. If I have to I can use self-control around the bottom, but I don't like to use self-control."

While Chad Ruhlman took off in the lead, Brian Ruhlman passed rookie Matt Sherlock for second. Jeremy Weaver and Sherlock traded third back and forth with Weaver taking the spot from him for good on lap three. Brian Woodhall started sixth and had the outside working as he drove around Shawn Smith and Sherlock for fourth on lap four. Zach Morrow, who pulled Chad Ruhlman the number one pill while pulling the number eight for himself, was on the move as he cracked the top five on lap five.

While the Ruhlman brothers were out front setting the pace, a heated battle ensued for third with Weaver trying to fend off Woodhall, Morrow, and a fast closing Brad Blackshear, who started 10th. The Ruhlmans were in lapped traffic on lap 12 when the first and only caution was displayed when Brad Blackshear got too high and rapped the fence ending his charge.

Back under green, Woodhall and Weaver traded slide jobs for third with Woodhall getting the spot for good on lap 16, while Morrow got by Weaver with a slider for fourth on lap 18. Brian Ruhlman really closed on Chad, but ran out of laps as Chad took his fourth career Sharon win by 0.480 of a second in his Callahan Weber Hydraulics/Wicked Wrenches/Kelly Frederes Auto Repair/Close Racing Supply/North Star Unlimited/5th St. Sunoco/Jen's Pink Zebra/Ruhlman Race Cars/Premier Communications-sponsored #87R.

After finishing a hard fought second to Andy Feil in the last race at Sharon on August 24, Brian Ruhlman was second for the second straight race as he continues to be close to his first career Sprint Car win for the Michigan racer, who won the 2019 "Bickerstaff Cup" Series title at Sharon for the Outlaw Mods. Woodhall, who won his first career RUSH race on June 22 at Sharon, was third over Morrow and Weaver. Completing the top 10 were Brandon Blackshear, Feil from 11th, Smith, Steve Pedley, and Sherlock. Heat winners over the 17-car field were Smith and Weaver.

Last year at the "Apple Festival Nationals" it was Ted Williams picking up his first career Sharon win in the Sportsman Dwarf Cars. This year, it was his son Teddy II driving his father's car to earn his first career Sharon win. Williams, who has been running a RUSH Sportsman Modified this year, started back in ninth, but had the lead on lap two and never looked back for the 15-lap, $500 victory.

"I have thank my dad for letting me run his car- he won last year so it's good to keep it going," explained the 24-year-old Leavittsburg, Ohio driver. "Sometimes slow is fast. I was on the brakes and didn't get back on it until I got off the corners. These cars definitely have a getup and go. I want to thank my mom, dad, grandparents, and all of the fans for coming out tonight."

Pole-sitter Terry Ohl led the opening lap, but on lap two it was four-wide for the lead with Williams taking over with Jacob Eakin moving to second and seventh starting Angie Grzelak to third. Grzelak then grabbed second on lap five before her brother Joe Grzelak, Jr., who had moved up to fourth, spun to bring out the caution with eight laps scored.

When racing resumed, Williams continued to lead, while the battle raged for second as Grzelak was trying to fend off Eakin, Steve Mix, Jr., and Amelia Clay. Eakin would retake second driving around Grzelak off turn four on lap 13 before the event's final caution when four cars tangled in turn one. The final seven caution-free laps saw Williams become the 11th different Dwarf Car winner in 21 career races run at Sharon in the #48. Eakin, Angie Grzelak, Mix and Clay were second through fifth. Williams, Clay, and Angie Grzelak captured the heat race wins over the 23-car field.

Forty-one Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars were on hand for the Penn-Ohio Series event with Alan Dellinger, Rusty Moore, Shaun Hooks, Curt J. Bish, and Rod Laskey winning the heat races. The HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds had 32 cars compete in their Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Tour heats with wins to Tony Tatgenhorst, Will Thomas III, Eric Gabany, and Rob Kristyak. Andy Buckley and track champion Dustin DeMattia won the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mod heats over the 16-car field.

Sharon will conclude the 90th anniversary season tonight (Saturday the 21st) with the "410" Sprint Cars ($3,000), "Mark Marcucci Memorial" for Mod Lites ($1,000), and Junior Sprints racing in a complete show along with the remainder of the program for the Stocks, RUSH Modifieds, and Econo Mods. Pit passes go on sale at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 4 p.m. with Sprint Car qualifying at 6 p.m. followed by racing. Grandstand admission is $15. Kids 13 and under are free. Pit passes are $35.

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds (25 laps, $1,500 to-win): 1. REX KING, JR. (165) 2. Garrett Krummert (29) 3. Jeremiah Shingledecker (37MD) 4. Rex King (65) 5. Will Thomas III (9) 6. Kevin Hoffman (00) 7. Skip Moore (17M) 8. John Mollick (4J) 9. Brandon Michaud (132) 10. Bill Adams (717) 11. Mike Turner (96) 12. Rick Regalski, Jr. (Kay 55) 13. Clyde Gumpp (51) 14. Mark Frankhouser (03) 15. Jim Rasey (32) 16. Kevin Green (74).

RUSH Sprint Cars (20 laps, $500 to-win): 1. CHAD RUHLMAN (87R) 2. Brian Ruhlman (49) 3. Brian Woodhall (8B) 4. Zach Morrow (27) 5. Jeremy Weaver (Hull 41) 6. Brandon Blackshear (10) 7. Andy Feil (Mahoney/Eckart 9J) 8. Shawn Smith (36) 9. Steve Pedley (21) 10. Matt Sherlock III (55) 11. Ryan Fraley (12) 12. Brian Hartzell (69) 13. Greg Beach (Culver 33x) 14. Dave Hawkins (27) 15. Arnie Kent (18) 16. Tyler Powell (35) 17. Brad Blackshear (19).

Sportsman Dwarf Cars (15 laps, $500 to-win): 1. Teddy Williams II (48) 2. Jacob Eakin (14) 3. Angie Grzelak (57) 4. Steve Mix, Jr. (85) 5. Amelia Clay (16c) 6. Mark Biskup (33) 7. Brandon Smith (13) 8. Art Williams (1) 9. Michael Keefe (99K) 10. Taylor Suchan (44) 11. Kelly Teeters (69) 12. Charlie Biskup (09) 13. Tiffany Williams (Smith 58) 14. Mark Suchan (66) 15. Larry Rhoads (33L) 16. Jerry Langley, Jr. (23L) 17. Chase Nichols (Keefe 14s) 18. Greg Davis (34) 19. Terry Ohl (9) 20. Michael Heverly (99B) 21. Joe Grzelak, Jr. (888) 22. Steve Mix (3) 23. Drew Hannay (14A).

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.

 

 

GRANDVIEW SPORTSMAN CHAMP BRAD BRIGHTBILL WINS FREEDOM 38 SPORTSMAN FEATURE AND JOE KAY EARNS HIS FIRST CAREER MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES FEATURE WIN; FREEDOM 76 TAKES PLACE TONIGHT

BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 21, 2019 . . . Brad Brightbill and Kevin Hirthler thrilled the fans in the stands Friday night at Grandview Speedway with a spirited battle for the top spot in-and-out of heavy lapped traffic over the final dozen laps or so in the sixth annual “Night Before The Sixer” Freedom 38’er, with Brightbill coming out on top to earn the $2,000 payday at the checkered.

For Brightbill, who just a week earlier earned his first career Sportsman track championship at the Bechtelsville, PA dirt track, it was career win number 10 and Brightbill’s fifth win of the 2019 racing season. The popular triumph was his first since August 17 of this season. The Sinking Spring, PA second-generation chauffeur became the sixth different winner in six Freedom 38’er events overall to date at the high-banked third-mile oval.

Brightbill captured checkered flags in his heat race and the feature to give him a clean sweep for the evening.

Also on the card were the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series winged 305 Sprint Cars, with Dublin, PA based self-employed electrician Joe Kay powering out on top with the drop of the green after starting from the pole position and leading every lap in the 25-lap feature to earn his first career MASS victory by a safe margin. Kay was never seriously challenged in the fray, leading by nearly a full straightaway through much of the event.

“I can’t really put it into words,” revealed Brightbill afterwards. “I am so thankful for all the guys who helped me this season. To go out on a high note like this, it really means a lot.”

Nate Brinker, 24, of Allentown, PA started on the pole in the 38-lap Sportsman main event as the 26-car starting field took the green and was the race leader until Kenny Bock, who started outside row one, grabbed the top spot on lap 4.

By lap 8, Brightbill, who started from fifth by the luck of the draw, climbed into the runner-up role, followed by Brian Hirthler and Brinker. The 26-year-old Birdsboro, PA resident, Bock, remained out in from as the laps clicked off, with Brightbill closing the gap by lap 14.

Laps 15 and 16 saw Bock and Brightbill in a fan-pleasing battle, with Brightbill exiting turn 4 on lap 17, driving under Bock to become the new race leader.

“Kenny was running me pretty good there and I just couldn’t shake him on the outside,” explained Brightbill. “As the track started to get slicker our car just started to come around and we were lucky to prevail there at the end.”

Kevin Hirthler, 39, of Boyertown, PA, who won the event in 2018, started from eleventh-place and hustled his way up to fourth-place by lap 9. Ten circuits later, Hirthler advanced into second-place and lap 20 saw the only caution of the night as Ryan Beltz spun out in turn 2.

When racing resumed it was Brightbill rocketing out in front of Kevin Hirthler, as Bock battled wheel-to-wheel with 27-year-old Jared Umbenhauer for third for a lap, prior to Umbenhauer eventually taking the spot on lap 22.

With 26 tours complete, Kevin Hirthler closed in on the rear of Brightbill’s homebuilt mount and the battle for first was on. Hirthler challenged Brightbill racing in-and-out of lapped traffic, but Brightbill fought off every challenge with ease.

“I didn’t know how close anyone was,” Brightbill was saying. “I just tried to pick and choose very carefully where I went without getting tangled up with anyone else in lapped traffic. Things just turned out in our favor.”

“It was a tough track, being so narrow,” offered Kevin Hirthler. “I understand the lapped cars are out there racing for position too and I wished we could have had some good side-by-side racing for the lead, but that’s not how it turned out. Everyone was running clean and it is what it is.”

Brightbill brought home the victory over Kevin Hirthler, who earned an additional $100 as the first Crate powered car to cross the line, with Jared Umbenhauer finishing third, after starting thirteenth, with 37-year-old Brian Hirthler of Perkiomenville, PA fourth, after starting from eighth, and Bock rounding out the top five finishers in that order.

“We were fighting the car all night and finally figured it out before the feature,” announced the third-place finisher from Richland, PA, Umbenhauer. “I couldn’t tell who the race leader was racing in all that lapped traffic. I had to look up at the leader’s board to see just who was where at one point. It feels good to finally finish a feature race for once.”

Heat race victories with a total of 42 Sportsman on hand went out to Brightbill, Jesse Leiby, Brad Grim and Brian Hirthler, with consolation wins earned by Brad Arnold and Mike Toth.

In the MASS Sprint Car feature, Kay started on the pole and immediately jumped out on top over 29-year-old Eddie Wagner, of Franklinville, N.J., who started outside of row one. Dominic Melair of Jamison, PA followed as the third-place car.

Christian Rumsey, 21, of Middletown, N.Y. advanced to fifth-place on lap 10, just behind 36-year-old Jon Haegele out of Rockledge, PA, and climbed to fourth at the halfway point, just prior to Wagner spinning out all alone in turn 2, bringing out the only caution of the event that started 20 cars.

With the new green Kay again powered out in front and by lap 17 he was nearly a full straightaway out in front over Melair, Rumsey, Haegele and recently crowned champion Bordentown, N.J. veteran racer Larry McVay, who’ll turn 56-years-old on September 28, in that order. That’s how the race finished, as Kay authored his first-ever MASS 305 Sprint Car feature win.

“Damn, this feels good,” announced Kay, who also races 600 wingless micro sprints throughout the season. “I tried not to worry and not make any mistakes while I was running out in front. I tried to be consistent and just hit my marks each lap. I did my best to not get tangled up with any of the lapped cars. Tonight we just had all our ducks in a row.

“I’ve got to thank Brian Carber and my good friend Tim Tanner Jr. They both helped me out and Tanner Jr. is always there if I need something. This is just totally awesome. It feels great,” Kay pointed out.

Heat victories for 20 MASS 305 Sprint Cars went to Daniel Leaper and Dominic Melair. No consolation was needed.

Some 43 358 Modified campaigners showed up for a night of practice sessions throughout the night preparing for the Freedom 76 scheduled for Saturday night. In all the pits were packed with a grand total of 105 race cars for the evening of competition.

Next on the agenda is the $25,000 to win 49th Annual Freedom 76 for Modifieds. Racing will get the green for the first qualifying event at 7 p.m. Adult admission is $40, with youngsters 6 through 11 paying $10 and kids under 6 admitted free. Advance ticket holders are admitted at 3 p.m. with general admission tickets on sale at 3:30 p.m.

For additional information check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

MASS 305 Sprints 25-laps – 1) Joe Kay, 2) Dominic Melair, 3) Christian Rumsey, 4) Jon Haegele, 5) Larry McVay, 6) Scott Frack, 7) Tim Tanner Jr. 8) Tom Carberry, 9) Jeff Geiges, 10) Keith Prutzman, 11) Logan Diehl, 12) Ricky Dieva, 13) Dylan Smith, 14) Johnny Yanek, 15) Daniel Leaper, 16) Josh Bricker, 17) Marie McVay, 18) Kevin Nagy, 19) Eddie Wagner, 20) Dave Bonner (DNS).

 

 

Baughman, Bacon drive away to feature wins on Night 2 of Hockett-McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway

WHEATLAND, Missouri (September 20, 2019) - The stage is set for the grand finale of the 9th annual Jesse Hockett-Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway after Josh Baughman earned the ASCS Winged Sprint victory and Brady Bacon captured the POWRi WAR Sprint win.

The open-wheel crown jewel event concludes on Saturday with a $10,000-to-win ASCS feature and the WAR feature paying $3,077 to the victor. Both will go 30 laps in the memory of Hockett, a former open-wheel champion, and the late McMillin, his cousin and championship crew chief.

Baughman emerged on Night 2 of the crown jewel open-wheel event in a field of 69 ASCS Sprints. The Texan led all 25 laps to pick up the $3,000 winner's check for the ASCS Sprints, outlasting Seth Bergman and numerous restarts.

"It's pretty cool to roll this car out of the trailer like this," Baughman said. "I don't know how many races we've had this year, but it's not near as many as I used to run. There are 70 cars in these pits and half of them can win on any given night.

"To beat these guys and be fast pulling out of the trailer ... it's pretty cool. Tomorrow's another night."

The race had a rough beginning as four cars, including series points leader Sam Hafertepe, tangled in turn one of the opening lap to bring out a red flag. Kory Bales' car wound up on its top, but he walked away without injury.

Pole-starting Baughman led Roger Crockett and Tim Crawley through the opening five laps. Another red halted things at that point when Scott Bogucki, third in series points, took a wild flip in turns three and four. He also escaped without injury, but failed to finish the feature for a second straight night.

Baughman set sail after the restart and opened up a straightaway-margin lead over Crockett by lap 10. His command was still nearly two seconds as Bergman sailed past Crockett and into the runner-up position before another caution waved on lap 18 as Brad Bowden wound up on his side in turn four.

The final seven laps clicked off without incident as Baughman, of Odessa, Texas, earned his second ASCS feature win by a .621-second margin over Bergman with Crockett third and Bacon - pulling off double duty after winning the non-wing feature - was fourth.

Blake Hahn, winner of Thursday night's ASCS feature, was victorious in one of the B Features to earn his way into the main event on Friday. He started 18th and rallied to seventh.

Based on points through two preliminary nights, the first eight starters in the Saturday feature will be Baughman and Hahn on the front row, Crockett and Derek Hagar row two, Dylan Westbrook and Paul Nienhiser row three and Ayrton Gennetten and Jack Dover on row four.

Bacon brings it home in WAR Sprints: Brady Bacon led only two laps, but they were the most important ones. Bacon passed Marion Clouser with two laps to go as 32 WAR cars were in action seeking valuable points for Saturday night's finale.

Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, picked up $1,377 for the win. He started eighth and rallied into the top three by lap 10, passed Anthony Nicholson for second by lap 15 and made the winning pass coming out of turn four, edging past Clouser in the low groove at the start-finish line with two to go.

"My plan was to originally run the bottom. I thought the top would go away," Bacon said. "He was wheeling it pretty good and not making any mistakes. I had to go up there and track him down and he kind of messed up. I pulled up close to him, ran the bottom and actually got it right.

"He came back at us a couple of times. It definitely wasn't over when I got the lead."

Clouser, of Auburn, Illinois, said it was a heart-breaking defeat.

"It's tough when you're leading sometimes because you just don't know where the track is better at," Clouser said. "We were making some good ground off of (turn) two the middle of the race, but we were giving up some down here in three and four and he found something on the bottom.

"I don't know. It's tough," Clouser added. "That's the difference between a guy who runs 40 races a month and a guy who works 40 hours a week. It's a tough deal. I'm frustrated. I really thought we had that deal. Man, we were close."

Nicholson started from the pole and sprinted away to the lead, but by lap three Clouser had closed in from his second-row starting spot and those two dueled - sometimes side by side - for the lead until a caution on lap 10 slowed the action.

Two laps after the restart. Clouser went around Nicholson coming out of turn two to take his first lead of the race with Bacon third and Logan Seavey fourth. Bacon moved into second after the race's final caution, with 10 laps to go and gave chase to Clouser before pulling off the winning pass.

Seavey finished third with Nicholson fourth and Dave Darland came home fifth.

Following two nights of points collecting, 10 WAR drivers are locked into the feature for Saturday. They will take part in a "Pole Shuffle" in head-to-head battles with the pairings: Round 1 - Joe B. Mille, Brian Beebe, Mitchell Moore and Garrett Aitken; Round 2 - Mario Clouser, Wyatt Burks and the two Round 1 survivors; Round 3 - Zach Daum, Logan Seavey and the two Round 2 top finishers; Round 4 - Brady Bacon, Chris Windom and the Round 3 top two.

Each round features four cars going for two laps, the top two advancing. The first 10 starters in the main event are determined by the finishes.

Lucas Oil Speedway results (Sept. 20, 2019) 9th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial ASCS Winged Sprints A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman, [1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman, [5]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett, [4]; 4. 99-Brady Bacon, [10]; 5. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [19]; 6. 81-Jack Dover, [16]; 7. 52-Blake Hahn, [18]; 8. M1-Mark Smith, [17]; 9. 35M-Jonathan Cornell, [11]; 10. 1X-Tim Crawley, [7]; 11. 5D-Zach Daum, [12]; 12. 14-Jordon Mallett, [13]; 13. 17W-Harli White, [21]; 14. J2-John Carney II, [20]; 15. 77X-Alex Hill, [14]; 16. 29-Clinton Boyles, [22]; 17. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [9]; 18. 39-Brad Bowden, [15]; 19. 28-Scott Bogucki, [23]; 20. 21-Miles Paulus, [25]; 21. 5-Kory Bales, [2]; 22. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [3]; 23. 01-Logan Seavey, [6]; 24. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, [8]; 25. 95-Matt Covington, [24] B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. M1-Mark Smith, [3]; 2. J2-John Carney II, [2]; 3. 47-Dale Howard, [1]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki, [5]; 5. 37H-Matthew Howard, [7]; 6. 22-Sean McClelland, [6]; 7. 95-Matt Covington, [14]; 8. 38-Cody Baker, [11]; 9. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [8]; 10. 33-Austin Alumbaugh, [15]; 11. 84-Brandon Hanks, [4]; 12. 10-Landon Britt, [13]; 13. 24C-Chris Morgan, [9]; 14. 3V-Tyler Utz, [16]; 15. 44-Jared Sewell, [12]; 16. 14M-Randy Martin, [10]; 17. 75E-Broc Elliott, [18]; 18. 21P-Robbie Price, [17] B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, [1]; 2. 17W-Harli White, [2]; 3. 7B-Ben Brown, [3]; 4. 21-Miles Paulus, [8]; 5. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, [6]; 6. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [9]; 7. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [11]; 8. 4-Evan Martin, [7]; 9. 9$-Kyle Clark, [10]; 10. 24-Garet Williamson, [13]; 11. 11A-Austin O'Neal, [5]; 12. 12X-Danny Smith, [16]; 13. 24D-Danny Sams III, [15]; 14. 18X-Nathan Ryun, [14]; 15. 95X-Asa Swindell, [18]; 16. 21X-Brinton Marvel, [4]; 17. 1-Brad Ryun, [17] B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [1]; 2. 29-Clinton Boyles, [4]; 3. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [2]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [5]; 5. 22X-Riley Goodno, [3]; 6. 21G-Adam Gullion, [7]; 7. 21K-Kameron Key, [9]; 8. 75-Tyler Blank, [8]; 9. 11F-Colton Fisher, [14]; 10. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [15]; 11. 45-Monty Ferriera, [6]; 12. 22S-Slater Helt, [11]; 13. 3Z-Zach Davis, [13]; 14. 11X-Avery Goodman, [10]; 15. 26M-Fred Mattox, [12]; 16. 26-Matt Moro, [16]; 17. 11G-Mike Goodman, [17] Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 35M-Jonathan Cornell, [1]; 2. 5D-Zach Daum, [2]; 3. 7B-Ben Brown, [3]; 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [6]; 5. 14M-Randy Martin, [4]; 6. 81-Jack Dover, [9]; 7. 3Z-Zach Davis, [5]; 8. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [7]; 9. 1-Brad Ryun, [8] Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 22X-Riley Goodno, [2]; 2. 47-Dale Howard, [4]; 3. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [6]; 4. 29-Clinton Boyles, [3]; 5. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [7]; 6. 22-Sean McClelland, [9]; 7. 38-Cody Baker, [5]; 8. 44-Jared Sewell, [8]; 9. 95X-Asa Swindell, [1] Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 84-Brandon Hanks, [2]; 2. J2-John Carney II, [4]; 3. 11A-Austin O'Neal, [1]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett, [6]; 5. 17W-Harli White, [7]; 6. 10-Landon Britt, [3]; 7. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [5]; 8. 21K-Kameron Key, [8]; 9. 21P-Robbie Price, [9] Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett, [1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman, [4]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [3]; 4. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [8]; 5. 75-Tyler Blank, [5]; 6. 24C-Chris Morgan, [6]; 7. 95-Matt Covington, [7]; 8. 24-Garet Williamson, [9]; 9. 75E-Broc Elliott, [2] Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Kory Bales, [1]; 2. 45-Monty Ferriera, [2]; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki, [4]; 4. 01-Logan Seavey, [6]; 5. 1X-Tim Crawley, [8]; 6. 26M-Fred Mattox, [9]; 7. 21C-Carson Short, [5]; 8. 3V-Tyler Utz, [7]; 9. 11G-Mike Goodman, [3] Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 21X-Brinton Marvel, [2]; 2. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [1]; 3. 37H-Matthew Howard, [4]; 4. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, [5]; 5. 11X-Avery Goodman, [6]; 6. 21-Miles Paulus, [8]; 7. 11F-Colton Fisher, [3]; 8. 12X-Danny Smith, [7] Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 77X-Alex Hill, [2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [3]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman, [5]; 4. 4-Evan Martin, [1]; 5. 9$-Kyle Clark, [4]; 6. 22S-Slater Helt, [6]; 7. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [7]; 8. 33-Austin Alumbaugh, [8] Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 39-Brad Bowden, [2]; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, [1]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon, [6]; 4. 21G-Adam Gullion, [3]; 5. M1-Mark Smith, [5]; 6. 24D-Danny Sams III, [8]; 7. 18X-Nathan Ryun, [4]; 8. 26-Matt Moro, [7] Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 01-Logan Seavey, [2]; 2. 5-Kory Bales, [4]; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [1]; 4. M1-Mark Smith, [8]; 5. J2-John Carney II, [5]; 6. 22X-Riley Goodno, [6]; 7. 21G-Adam Gullion, [7]; 8. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [3]; 9. 21C-Carson Short, [10]; 10. 95-Matt Covington, [9] Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1X-Tim Crawley, [2]; 2. 17W-Harli White, [1]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman, [5]; 4. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [4]; 5. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, [3]; 6. 84-Brandon Hanks, [6]; 7. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [9]; 8. 14M-Randy Martin, [8]; 9. 11X-Avery Goodman, [7]; 10. 18X-Nathan Ryun, [10] Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover, [1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [4]; 3. 7B-Ben Brown, [2]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki, [3]; 5. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [5]; 6. 21X-Brinton Marvel, [6]; 7. 21-Miles Paulus, [7]; 8. 9$-Kyle Clark, [8]; 9. 24-Garet Williamson, [9]; 10. 11F-Colton Fisher, [10] Qualifier 4 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman, [4]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn, [2]; 3. 22-Sean McClelland, [1]; 4. 99-Brady Bacon, [5]; 5. 77X-Alex Hill, [6]; 6. 37H-Matthew Howard, [3]; 7. 24C-Chris Morgan, [8]; 8. 44-Jared Sewell, [9]; 9. 3Z-Zach Davis, [7]; 10. 24D-Danny Sams III, [10] Qualifier 5 (8 Laps): 1. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, [2]; 2. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [3]; 3. 5D-Zach Daum, [4]; 4. 35M-Jonathan Cornell, [5]; 5. 39-Brad Bowden, [6]; 6. 4-Evan Martin, [7]; 7. 21K-Kameron Key, [10]; 8. 38-Cody Baker, [9]; 9. 22S-Slater Helt, [8]; 10. 26M-Fred Mattox, [1] Qualifier 6 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Roger Crockett, [3]; 2. 29-Clinton Boyles, [1]; 3. 11A-Austin O'Neal, [2]; 4. 14-Jordon Mallett, [5]; 5. 47-Dale Howard, [6]; 6. 45-Monty Ferriera, [4]; 7. 75-Tyler Blank, [7]; 8. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [9]; 9. 10-Landon Britt, [8]; 10. 33-Austin Alumbaugh, [10]

POWRi WAR SPRINTS A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 410-Brady Bacon, [8]; 2. 6-Mario Clouser, [3]; 3. 01-Logan Seavey, [6]; 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [1]; 5. 7R-Dave Darland, [9]; 6. 37-Brian Beebe, [13]; 7. 11W-Wyatt Burks, [7]; 8. 77K-Katlynn Leer, [11]; 9. 65-Chris Parkinson, [15]; 10. 28M-Brandon Mattox, [2]; 11. 5C-Colten Cottle, [5]; 12. 77-Jack Wagner, [10]; 13. 54-Trey Gropp, [12]; 14. 73S-Lane Stone, [14]; 15. 91-Gunner Ramey, [17]; 16. 22S-Slater Helt, [16]; 17. (DNF) 12-Wesley Smith, [4]; 18. (DNF) 31-Dylan Kadous, [20]; 19. (DNF) 89-Todd McVay, [19]; 20. (DNF) 9$-Kyle Clark, [18] B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 91-Gunner Ramey, [2]; 2. 9$-Kyle Clark, [6]; 3. 89-Todd McVay, [3]; 4. 31-Dylan Kadous, [4]; 5. 8-Jeff Wingate, [9]; 6. 22-Jeff Pellersels, [1]; 7. 41-Brad Wyatt, [8]; 8. 3-Raven Culp, [7]; 9. 118-Scott Evans, [5]; 10. 36-Kevin Reed, [14]; 11. 6R-Frank Rogers, [12]; 12. 21C-Chris Desselle, [13]; 13. 72-Al Thomas, [11]; 14. (DNF) 75-Tyler Blank, [10]; (DNS) 13-Grant Wresche, ; (DNS) 4-Braydon Cromwell, Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11W-Wyatt Burks, [4]; 2. 7R-Dave Darland, [1]; 3. 73S-Lane Stone, [2]; 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [3]; 5. 3-Raven Culp, [7]; 6. 118-Scott Evans, [5]; 7. 41-Brad Wyatt, [6]; (DNS) 4-Braydon Cromwell. Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 01-Logan Seavey, [4]; 2. 12-Wesley Smith, [3]; 3. 9$-Kyle Clark, [2]; 4. 54-Trey Gropp, [1]; 5. 89-Todd McVay, [5]; 6. 31-Dylan Kadous, [6]; 7. 75-Tyler Blank, [7]; 8. 6R-Frank Rogers, [8] Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 37-Brian Beebe, [2]; 2. 77K-Katlynn Leer, [1]; 3. 77-Jack Wagner, [3]; 4. 22S-Slater Helt, [5]; 5. 22-Jeff Pellersels, [4]; 6. 72-Al Thomas, [8]; 7. (DNF) 8-Jeff Wingate, [6]; 8. (DNF) 13-Grant Wresche, [7] Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 410-Brady Bacon, [4]; 2. 5C-Colten Cottle, [2]; 3. 6-Mario Clouser, [3]; 4. 28M-Brandon Mattox, [5]; 5. 91-Gunner Ramey, [1]; 6. 65-Chris Parkinson, [6]; 7. 21C-Chris Desselle, [7]; 8. (DNF) 36-Kevin Reed, [8] Qualifying 1 (10 Laps): 1. 11W-Wyatt Burks, [6]; 2. 6-Mario Clouser, [3]; 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [2]; 4. 7R-Dave Darland, [4]; 5. 22S-Slater Helt, [1]; 6. 37-Brian Beebe, [5]; 7. 31-Dylan Kadous, [8]; 8. 41-Brad Wyatt, [9]; 9. 3-Raven Culp, [7]; 10. 21C-Chris Desselle, [10]; 11. 36-Kevin Reed, [11] Qualifying 2 (10 Laps): 1. 01-Logan Seavey, [6]; 2. 28M-Brandon Mattox, [1]; 3. 12-Wesley Smith, [5]; 4. 77-Jack Wagner, [4]; 5. 73S-Lane Stone, [3]; 6. 22-Jeff Pellersels, [2]; 7. 89-Todd McVay, [7]; 8. 75-Tyler Blank, [9]; 9. 72-Al Thomas, [8]; (DNS) 13-Grant Wresche, ; (DNS) 4-Braydon Cromwell. Qualifying 3 (10 Laps): 1. 410-Brady Bacon, [6]; 2. 5C-Colten Cottle, [5]; 3. 54-Trey Gropp, [2]; 4. 77K-Katlynn Leer, [4]; 5. 65-Chris Parkinson, [8]; 6. 91-Gunner Ramey, [1]; 7. 118-Scott Evans, [7]; 8. 8-Jeff Wingate, [9]; 9. 6R-Frank Rogers, [10]; 10. (DNF) 9$-Kyle Clark, [3]

For more information on the series, including full schedules and point standings, visit ASCSracing.com or POWRi.com.

Saturday's Schedule 4 p.m. - Gates open 5:30 p.m. - Hot laps 6:30 p.m. - Opening ceremonies 6:35 p.m. - Racing begins

Saturday's Admission Adults (16 and over) $25 Seniors (62 and over)/Military $22 Youth (6-15) $10 Kids (5 and under) FREE Family Pass $60 Pit Pass $40 3-day Pit Pass $100

For questions about tickets or camping for any event at Lucas Oil Speedway, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com.

 

 

Balog, Ostermann and Raidart Hustle to Casey's General Stores Open Wheel Nationals presented by Sea Foam Victories as Johnson Produces Jackson Motorplex Championship

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Sept. 20, 2019) - Bill Balog, Javen Ostermann and Zach Raidart each earned their first feature victory of the season at Jackson Motorplex on Friday during the opening night of the Casey's General Stores Open Wheel Nationals presented by Sea Foam.

The trio of victors on Harvey's Five Star Roofing Night make it 32 different winners during 41 A Mains this season at Jackson Motorplex. Additionally, Bill Johnson became the final track champion as he garnered the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids title.

Balog, who started sixth, came out on top of a spirited battle for the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series and Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars main event. He owned a sizeable lead and was in turn three on the final lap when a caution occurred, setting up a green-white-checkered finish with veteran Terry McCarl on his rear bumper.

The duo duked it out for the win in a wild final stage with Balog edging McCarl by 0.265 of a second, warranting one of McCarl's patented kisses on the cheek in Victory Lane for Balog.

"I didn't need that last caution, but it made for a good show," he said.

McCarl finished in the runner-up spot after starting seventh with eighth-starting Mark Dobmeier rounding out the podium. Austin McCarl maneuvered from ninth to fourth and Jake Blackhurst, who led early, placed fifth.

Balog set quick time out of the 29 drivers during qualifying before Tasker Phillips, Scotty Neitzel and Dobmeier captured heat race wins. Jody Rosenboom was the B Main winner.

Osterman was equally excited after recording his first Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids victory. Stu Snyder hustled from 11th to second and Elliot Amdahl ended third after starting fourth. Johnson wrapped up his championship in style by rallying from 14th to fourth and Brandon Bosma secured a fifth-place finish.

Michael Stien, Snyder and Dusty Ballenger each won a heat race. Blaine Stegenga claimed the B Main.

Raidart posted his fifth triumph of the year during Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Series competition and his first at Jackson Motorplex. Tim Cox scored a runner-up result with Derek Crane, Jimmy Kouba and 16th -starting Johnny Parsons III rounding out the top five, respectively.

Cox, Ryan Zielski and Jake Kouba won the heat races. Natalie Klemko was victorious during the B Main.

The Jackson Motorplex season concludes on Saturday when all three divisions will compete during First Responders Night presented by EXIT Realty-Great Plains.

The pits open at 2 p.m. and the grandstands at 4 p.m. with racing set for 6:30 p.m.

Adult general admission tickets are $25. Student tickets for ages 13-years-old to 18-years-old are $12. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get in free. Pit passes are $35 for adults and $20 for children ages 12-years-old and younger.

Additionally, one lucky fan will win a Caribbean cruise for two from EXIT Realty-Great Plains and Tom Holthe & Associates.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (Sept. 20, 2019) -

IRA OUTLAW SPRINT SERIES

Casey's General Stores A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 17B-Bill Balog (6); 2. 4-Terry McCarl (7); 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier (8); 4. 17A-Austin McCarl (9); 5. 73-Jake Blackhurst (2); 6. 35-Skylar Prochaska (3); 7. 83-Lynton Jeffrey (13); 8. 7T-Tasker Phillips (4); 9. 55-Brooke Tatnell (11); 10. 64-Scotty Thiel (15); 11. 5J-Jeremy Schultz (20); 12. 73AF-Joey Moughan (10); 13. 35L-Cody Ledger (21); 14. 2W-Scott Neitzel (5); 15. 2K-Kevin Ingle (22); 16. 44-Chris Martin (14); 17. 23W-Scott Winters (23); 18. 23-Russel Borland (18); 19. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski (24); 20. (DNF) 16-Travis Whitney (1); 21. (DNF) 7H-Justin Henderson (12); 22. (DNF) 14-Jody Rosenboom (19); 23. (DNF) 33-James Broty (17); 24. (DNF) 7-Eric Lutz (16).

Behling Racing Products B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 14-Jody Rosenboom (3); 2. 5J-Jeremy Schultz (2); 3. 35L-Cody Ledger (5); 4. 2K-Kevin Ingle (4); 5. 23W-Scott Winters (8); 6. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski (9); 7. 05-Colin Smith (7); 8. 29-Hunter Custer (6); 9. 70-Chris Klemko (11); 10. 3-Tony Kaus (10); 11. 18-Ryan Roberts (1); (DNS) 2KS-Matt Juhl.

Weld Wheels Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7T-Tasker Phillips (1); 2. 17B-Bill Balog (4); 3. 55-Brooke Tatnell (6); 4. 4-Terry McCarl (3); 5. 44-Chris Martin (5); 6. 23-Russel Borland (7); 7. 2K-Kevin Ingle (9); 8. 05-Colin Smith (10); 9. (DNF) 23W-Scott Winters (8); 10. (DNF) 2KS-Matt Juhl (2).

All Star Performance Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2W-Scott Neitzel (1); 2. 73AF-Joey Moughan (4); 3. 16-Travis Whitney (2); 4. 7H-Justin Henderson (7); 5. 64-Scotty Thiel (5); 6. 35-Skylar Prochaska (3); 7. 5J-Jeremy Schultz (6); 8. 35L-Cody Ledger (8); 9. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski (9); 10. 70-Chris Klemko (10).

EMI / AutoMeter Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier (2); 2. 73-Jake Blackhurst (1); 3. 17A-Austin McCarl (4); 4. 83-Lynton Jeffrey (7); 5. 7-Eric Lutz (5); 6. 33-James Broty (6); 7. 14-Jody Rosenboom (8); 8. 29-Hunter Custer (9); 9. 3-Tony Kaus (10); 10. 18-Ryan Roberts (3).

Osborn and Son Trucking Qualifying : 1. 17B-Bill Balog, 00:13.616 (5); 2. 73AF-Joey Moughan, 00:13.650 (1); 3. 17A-Austin McCarl, 00:13.672 (13); 4. 4-Terry McCarl, 00:13.677 (2); 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 00:13.701 (21); 6. 18-Ryan Roberts, 00:13.719 (9); 7. 2KS-Matt Juhl, 00:13.740 (18); 8. 16-Travis Whitney, 00:13.751 (12); 9. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 00:13.752 (8); 10. 7T-Tasker Phillips, 00:13.756 (10); 11. 2W-Scott Neitzel, 00:13.757 (4); 12. 73-Jake Blackhurst, 00:13.795 (28); 13. 44-Chris Martin, 00:13.799 (11); 14. 64-Scotty Thiel, 00:13.811 (20); 15. 7-Eric Lutz, 00:13.841 (3); 16. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 00:13.873 (14); 17. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 00:13.940 (24); 18. 33-James Broty, 00:13.965 (19); 19. 23-Russel Borland, 00:13.966 (29); 20. 7H-Justin Henderson, 00:13.999 (27); 21. 83-Lynton Jeffrey, 00:14.083 (26); 22. 23W-Scott Winters, 00:14.091 (30); 23. 35L-Cody Ledger, 00:14.100 (23); 24. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 00:14.101 (16); 25. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 00:14.364 (7); 26. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 00:14.482 (22); 27. 29-Hunter Custer, 00:14.515 (17); 28. 05-Colin Smith, 00:14.516 (15); 29. 70-Chris Klemko, 00:15.324 (6); (DNS) 3-Tony Kaus, 00:15.324.

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 5J-Javen Ostermann (3); 2. 5-Stu Snyder (11); 3. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (9); 4. 56-Bill Johnson (14); 5. 23-Brandon Bosma (8); 6. 24X-Kade Higday (18); 7. 21-Brett Allen (15); 8. 05X-Brandon Allen (17); 9. 4SS-Jody Rosenboom (6); 10. 32-Trefer Waller (13); 11. 22-Kaleb Johnson (10); 12. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (2); 13. 22C-Chad Koch (20); 14. 35-Blaine Stegenga (19); 15. 12L-John Lambertz (24); 16. 27-Rick Schroeder (21); 17. 4S-Michael Stien (5); 18. 8-Micah Slendy (23); 19. 7X-Johnny Sullivan (22); 20. (DNF) 05-Colin Smith (12); 21. (DNF) 15-Zach Glaser (7); 22. (DNF) 12-Tyler Drueke (1); 23. (DNF) 7-Shane Fick (4); 24. (DNF) 1S-Ryan Voss (16).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 35-Blaine Stegenga (2); 2. 22C-Chad Koch (1); 3. 27-Rick Schroeder (9); 4. 7X-Johnny Sullivan (4); 5. 8-Micah Slendy (6); 6. 12L-John Lambertz (8); 7. 24-Christopher Thram (5); 8. 43-Jake Greenwood (3); 9. 1B-Brett Geldner (7); (DNS) 69-Mike Moore.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 4S-Michael Stien (1); 2. 23-Brandon Bosma (2); 3. 5J-Javen Ostermann (4); 4. 05-Colin Smith (7); 5. 32-Trefer Waller (3); 6. 1S-Ryan Voss (6); 7. 22C-Chad Koch (8); 8. 7X-Johnny Sullivan (5); 9. 8-Micah Slendy (9).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Stu Snyder (2); 2. 22-Kaleb Johnson (3); 3. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (7); 4. 15-Zach Glaser (5); 5. 56-Bill Johnson (8); 6. 05X-Brandon Allen (6); 7. 35-Blaine Stegenga (9); 8. 24-Christopher Thram (4); 9. (DNF) 1B-Brett Geldner (1).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (3); 2. 4SS-Jody Rosenboom (5); 3. 12-Tyler Drueke (7); 4. 7-Shane Fick (1); 5. 21-Brett Allen (2); 6. 24X-Kade Higday (8); 7. 43-Jake Greenwood (10); 8. (DNF) 69-Mike Moore (6); 9. (DNF) 12L-John Lambertz (4); 10. (DNF) 27-Rick Schroeder (9).

WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINT SERIES

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 23Z-Zach Raidart (3); 2. 40-Tim Cox (5); 3. 19K-Derek Crane (1); 4. 91-Jimmy Kouba (2); 5. 12P-Johnny Parsons III (16); 6. 9-Greg Olsen (4); 7. 99-Bryan Roach (6); 8. 4-Jordan Paulsen (7); 9. 6-Jake Kouba (10); 10. 20-Natalie Klemko (19); 11. 51-Charles Spoonmore (9); 12. 01-Chris Dodd (11); 13. 21Z-Ryan Zielski (8); 14. 12-Shawn Swim (15); 15. 41-Dennis Spitz (23); 16. 50-Rusty Egan (13); 17. 38-Allen Hafford (12); 18. 70-Chris Klemko (14); 19. 52-Craig Lager (20); 20. 37-Sye Anderson (18); 21. 1-Tommy Colburn (21); 22. 29OG-Tom Eller (24); 23. 77J-James Walldan (17); 24. 22-Greg Alt (22).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 20-Natalie Klemko (1); 2. 52-Craig Lager (5); 3. 1-Tommy Colburn (7); 4. 22-Greg Alt (3); 5. 41-Dennis Spitz (10); 6. 29OG-Tom Eller (2); 7. 6B-Vince Bartolotta (6); 8. 94-Jim Wehrman (9); 9. 61-Zach Hansen (4); 10. 00-Paul Shaffer (8); 11. 39-William Huck (11); 12. 38V-Travis Tennyson (12).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 40-Tim Cox (5); 2. 99-Bryan Roach (1); 3. 9-Greg Olsen (4); 4. 51-Charles Spoonmore (2); 5. 12P-Johnny Parsons III (6); 6. 77J-James Walldan (7); 7. 52-Craig Lager (9); 8. 20-Natalie Klemko (3); 9. 00-Paul Shaffer (8); 10. 39-William Huck (10).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 21Z-Ryan Zielski (2); 2. 01-Chris Dodd (5); 3. 23Z-Zach Raidart (4); 4. 19K-Derek Crane (3); 5. 70-Chris Klemko (1); 6. 37-Sye Anderson (10); 7. 22-Greg Alt (7); 8. 1-Tommy Colburn (8); 9. 29OG-Tom Eller (6); 10. 41-Dennis Spitz (9).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba (3); 2. 91-Jimmy Kouba (4); 3. 38-Allen Hafford (6); 4. 50-Rusty Egan (1); 5. 12-Shawn Swim (5); 6. 4-Jordan Paulsen (2); 7. 61-Zach Hansen (8); 8. 6B-Vince Bartolotta (7); 9. 94-Jim Wehrman (9); 10. 38V-Travis Tennyson (10).

UP NEXT -

Saturday for the Casey's General Stores Open Wheel Nationals presented by Sea Foam featuring the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series and Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and the Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

BACON BAGS LATE-RACE WIN ON NIGHT TWO AT HOCKETT/MCMILLIN MEMORIAL

WHEATLAND, MO. (September 20, 2019) - Fans at Lucas Oil Speedway played witness to an instant classic in Friday's Rockwell Security preliminary program. The 25-lap POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League feature offered a handful of lead changes, side-by-side racing through the pack, and a race-deciding move in the closing laps. Ultimately, it was Brady Bacon capping a perfect night as he pounced on Mario Clouser on lap 23 and survived for an epic win on night two of the ninth annual Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial.

Entering the feature, a trio of drivers including Brady Bacon, Wyatt Burks and Logan Seavey all had the chance to record a perfect night with a feature win. Bacon, Burks and Seavey each set quicktime in their respective groups, then they all won their heat races from fourth, and they each won qualifiers from sixth, slotting them sixth, seventh and eighth in the 25-lapper.

Catching the eight-car inversion and landing on the front row, however, was Anthony Nicholson of Bartlett, Tenn. with Brandon Mattox of Cory, Ind. Nicholson, who won Friday's Hockett/McMillin Memorial prelim in 2018, commanded the opening circuit while Mario Clouser of Auburn, Ill. drove into second.

Seavey of Sutter, Calif. and Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. came storming into the top five early on as Clouser reeled in Nicholson and lighted a fight for the top spot. Locked in a side-by-side affair, Nicholson and Clouser went toe-to-toe as Nicholson kept his No. 16 glued to the low line and Clouser continued to push the cushion aboard his No. 6 machine.

Officially taking the lead on lap 12, Clouser cleared Nicholson and began to pull away, but a few circuits later on lap 16, Bacon came bursting into the second spot and had his sights set on Clouser. Switching to the bottom of turns three and four, Bacon failed to make much ground early in his chase for the lead, but a costly bobble on the cushion from Clouser allowed the "Macho Man" to close quickly in the final laps.

Going wheel-to-wheel for the lead on lap 23, Bacon and Clouser sent the crowd into a frenzy as the race heated up. Launching a slider into turn one, Bacon sent his No. 410 to the point as Clouser went for a crossover off turn two and prepared for his own slider into turn three. However, his momentum wasn't enough, as Bacon mashed the gas and powered around the outside to see the white flag waving.

The final 3/8th-mile went by without hesitation for Brady Bacon, who sealed the deal on his fourth POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League win of 2019. Completing a perfect night, Bacon's tally of 264 points from quicktime, heat win, qualifier win, and feature win solidified himself as the Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial high point man.

Mario Clouser followed Bacon to the line with a heartbreaking, but strong second-place result for his No. 6 entry. Logan Seavey rounded out the podium in the Donnie Cooper No. 01 after making a late charge to pass Anthony Nicholson. Closing out the top five was Nicholson in fourth and Dave Darland with a fifth-place finish in the JD Black owned No. 7R.

Also finishing inside the top ten was Brian Beebe in sixth, Wyatt Burks in seventh, Katlynn Leer in eighth, Chris Parkinson in ninth and Brandon Mattox in tenth.

The ninth annual Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial wraps up tomorrow as the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League finale takes to Lucas Oil Speedway. IF you can't make it, you can watch LIVE on www.lucasoilracingtv.com.

For more information on the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League, you can visit www.powri.comonline, follow @WARSprints on Twitter or Instagram, or like POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints on Facebook.

Group Qualifying - Flight One (3 Laps):
1. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (15.469); 2. 16-Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (15.933) 3. 73S-Lane Stone, Concordia, MO (15.999); 4. 7R-Dave Darland, Topeka, KS (16.098); 5. 118-Scott Evans, Fort Worth, TX (16.121); 6. 41-Brad Wyatt, Kearney, MO (16.235); 7. 3-Raven Culp, Mesquite, TX (16.314); 8. 4-Braydon Cromwell, Overland Park, KS (16.711).

Group Qualifying - Flight Two (3 Laps):
1. 01-Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (15.668); 2. 12-Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (15.900); 3. 9$-Kyle Clark, Sapulpa, OK (16.277); 4. 54-Trey Gropp, Lincoln, NE (16.570); 5. 89-Todd McVay, Grain Valley, MO (16.698); 6. 31-Dylan Kadous, Topeka, KS (16.712); 7. 75-Tyler Blank (16.840); 8. 6R-Frank Rodgers (16.992).

Group Qualifying - Flight Three (3 Laps):
1. 22-Jeff Pellersels, Woodbury, MN (15.887); 2. 77-Jack Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (16.192); 3. 37-Brian Beebe, Oak Grove, MO (16.224); 4. 77K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (16.360); 5. 22S-Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (16.514); 6. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (17.066); 7. 13-Grant Wresche, Kellyville, OK (17.644); 8. 72-Al Thomas, Ludlow, IL (18.637).

Group Qualifying - Flight Four (3 Laps):
1. 410-Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (14.920); 2. 6-Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (15.430); 3. 5C-Colten Cottle, Kansas, IL (15.503); 4. 91-Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (15.646); 5. 28M-Brandon Mattox, Cory, IN (15.697); 6. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (16.418); 7. 21C-Chris DeSelle, Richmond, MO (16.446); 8. 36-Kevin Reed, Mirando, TX (16.874).

Hinchman Racewear Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 11W-Wyatt Burks (4); 2. 7R-Dave Darland (1); 3. 73S-Lane Stone (2); 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson (3); 5. 3-Raven Culp (7); 6. 118-Scott Evans (5); 7. 41-Brad Wyatt (6); DNS, 4-Braydon Cromwell.

Bell Racing HQ Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 01-Logan Seavey (4); 2. 12-Wesley Smith (3); 3. 9$-Kyle Clark (2); 4. 54-Trey Gropp (1); 5. 89-Todd McVay (5); 6. 31-Dylan Kadous (6); 7. 75-Tyler Blank (7); 8. 6R-Frank Rodgers (8).

Schure Built Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps):
1. 37-Brian Beebe (2); 2. 77K-Katlynn Leer (1); 3. 77-Jack Wagner (3); 4. 22S-Slater Helt (5); 5. 22-Jeff Pellersels (4); 6. 72-Al Thomas (8); 7. 8-Jeff Wingate (6); 8. 13-Grant Wresche (7).

Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat Four (8 Laps):
1. 410-Brady Bacon (4); 2. 5C-Colten Cottle (2); 3. 6-Mario Clouser (3); 4. 28M-Brandon Mattox (5); 5. 91-Gunner Ramey (1); 6. 65-Chris Parkinson (6); 7. 21C-Chris DeSelle (7); 8. 36-Kevin Reed (8);

High Side Design Qualifier One (10 Laps):
1. 1W-Wyatt Burks (6); 2. 6-Mario Clouser (3); 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson (2); 4. 7R-Dave Darland (4); 5. 22S-Slater Helt (1); 6. 37-Brian Beebe (5); 7. 31-Dylan Kadous (8); 8. 41-Brad Wyatt (9); 9. 3-Raven Culp (7); 10. 21C-Chris DeSelle (10); 10. 36-Kevin Reed (11).

Indy Race Parts Qualifier Two (10 Laps):
1. 01-Logan Seavey (6); 2. 28M-Brandon Mattox (1); 3. 12-Wesley Smith (5); 4. 77-Jack Wagner (4); 5. 73S-Lane Stone (3); 6. 22-Jeff Pellersels (2); 7. 89-Todd McVay (7); 8. 75-Tyler Blank (9); 9. 72-Al Thomas (8); DNS, 13-Grant Wresche; DNS, 4-Braydon Cromwell.

Chalk Stix Qualifier Three (10 Laps):
1. 410-Brady Bacon (6); 2. 5C-Colten Cottle (5); 3. 54-Trey Gropp (2); 4. 77K-Katlynn Leer (4); 5. 65-Chris Parkinson (8); 6. 91-Gunner Ramey (1); 7. 118-Scott Evans (7); 8. 8-Jeff Wingate (9); 9. 6R-Frank Rodgers (10); 10. 9$-Kyle Clark (3).

Hoosier Tire B-Main (12 Laps /4 Transfer):
1. 91-Gunner Ramey (2); 2. 9$-Kyle Clark (6); 3. 89-Todd McVay (3); 4. 31-Dylan Kadous (4); 5. 8-Jeff Wingate (9); 6. 22-Jeff Pellersels (1); 7. 41-Brad Wyatt (8); 8. 3-Raven Culp (7); 9. 118-Scott Evans (5); 10. 36-Kevin Reed (14); 11. 6R-Frank Rodgers (12); 12. 21C-Chris DeSelle (13); 13. 72-Al Thomas (11); 14. 75-Tyler Blank (10); DNS, 13-Grant Wresche (15); DNS, 4-Braydon Cromwell (16).

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League Main Event (25 Laps):
1. 410-Brady Bacon (8); 2. 6-Mario Clouser (3); 3. 01-Logan Seavey (6); 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson (1); 5. 7R-Dave Darland (9); 6. 37-Brian Beebe (13); 7. 11W-Wyatt Burks (7); 8. 77K-Katlynn Leer (11); 9. 65-Chris Parkinson (15); 10. 28M-Brandon Mattox (2); 11. 5C-Colten Cottle (5); 12. 77-Jack Wagner (10); 13. 54-Trey Gropp (12); 14. 73S-Lane Stone (14); 15. 91-Gunner Ramey (17); 16. 22S-Slater Helt (16); 17. 12-Wesley Smith (4); 18. 31-Dylan Kadous (20); 19. 89-Todd McVay (19); 20. 9$-Kyle Clark (18).
Lap Leader(s): Nicholson 1-11; Clouser 12-23; Bacon 23-25
Hard Charger(s): Bacon +7.

 


 

Cole Sneaks Past Borden For Summer Thunder Win

9/20/19

Yakima, WA - Night one of the Fall Brawl at Central Washington State Fair Raceway saw veteran racer Jay Cole use all his veteran guile in taking a win over the Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series.

Luke Didiuk set out to the early lead in the 25 lap A Main, with Devin Borden and Colton Heath keeping pace. Didiuk maintained a small but comfortable lead as the top three made their way into traffic. On lap ten, that slower traffic changed the entire complexion of the A Main. Borden had moved up raceway as Didiuk approached a slower car on the low side of the track as they raced into turn one on lap 11. Contact between the slower car and Luke sent Didiuk spinning up track, collecting Heath, fourth place Tanner Holmes, fifth place Cam Smith and more in a wreck that drastly remade the top ten. Cole would restart second behind Borden, and stalked the youngster as they cruised toward the back of the field again. With slower cars looming, Cole trapped Borden on the bottom of the speedway behind a lapped car and ascended to the lead on lap 21, with Jason Solwold following him through and into second. Cole would hold off Solwold over the final four laps to secure his first Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series win, with Solwold second (after going to the back of the field on lap 1) and Borden third. Solwold was the fast qualifier on the night. Cole, Heath and Colby Thornhill won heat races.

The Iron Giant Street Stock Series ran four heat races on the night to help set lineups for their Saturday night season finale’ race at Central Washington State Fair Raceway. Zack Simpson was dominating on the night, winning heats one and three, with Sean Cronk winning heat two and Jack Parshall taking the top spot in heat four.

Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series

Fast Time - Jason Solwold 15.476

Heat 1 - Jay Cole, Cam Smith, Jason Solwold, Lance Sargent, Tristan Spiers, Jason Reed, Chris Bullock, Michael Bollinger, Channing Filler

Heat 2 - Colton Heath, Devon Borden, Logan Forler, Luke Didiuk, Jeff Dunlap, Trevor Cook, Darren Smith, John Keller

Heat 3 - Colby Thornhill, Tanner Holmes, Justin Youngquist, Chauncey Filler, Shawn Rice, Jake Helsel, Corbyn Fauver, Greg Hamilton

Main - Jay Cole, Solwold, Borden, Forler, Sargent, Spiers, Thornhill, C Smith, Heath, Holmes, Hamilton, Cook, Youngquist, Rice, Dunlap, Chau Filler, D Smith, Bollinger, Didiuk, Chan Filler, Reed, Keller, Bullock

Lap Leaders - Didiuk 1-10 Borden 11-20 Cole 21-25

Triple X Hard Charger - Hamilton +11

Iron Giant Street Stocks

Heat 1 - Zack Simpson, Chase Berkeley, Kelly McDonald, Avery Miller, Chris West, Matt White, Kirk McGinnis

Heat 2 -Sean Cronk, David Cronk, Jack Parshall, Erik Jarnport, Joey Tardio, Bob Smith, Lanee McDonald

Heat 3 - Zack Simpson, K McDonald, Miller, White, Berkeley, West

Heat 4 - Jack Parshall, Jarnport, Tardio, S Cronk, Smith, L McDonald, D Cronk

 

 

Schatz Shines in World of Outlaws “Boot Hill Showdown” Night One at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 20, 2019) – Donny Schatz knows his way away around the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

That proved to be apparent during Friday’s opening leg of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars “Boot Hill Showdown” as the ten-time series champion from Fargo, ND, wired the field in the 25-lapper for his ninth series win of the year aboard the Tony Stewart Racing/Curb-Agajanian Racing Ford Performance/Toco Warranty No. 15 Sprint Car.

“The track went away a little quicker than I thought that it would,” Schatz commented. “I like that, we were really able to move around and the guys had the car working flawlessly.”

While Schatz scored his fifth “Boot Hill Showdown” triumph at DCRP and third in a row, Blaine Walt made it two wins in a row in the accompanying IMCA Sport Modified feature event.

After posting a heat race win, Schatz drew the one pill for the Dash and outlasted fellow front row starter David Gravel to secure the pole position for the feature.

Schatz got the better of Gravel at the drop of the green and the start of the feature and kept the JJR No. 41 and third-starter Logan Schuchart at bay with traffic coming into play in short order.

After opening up nearly a half straightaway lead, Schatz’ lead began to evaporate as the laps ticked off with Gravel closing the gap.

A caution with six laps to go gave Schatz a clear track and he used it to cruise on to the stripe ahead of Gravel with Schuchart filling out the podium in the Shark Racing No. 1s. Track record holder Ian Madsen held fourth throughout the race with past “Boot Hill Showdown” winner Kraig Kinser rounding out the top five.

Sheldon Haudenschld was sixth with Daryn Pittman, Carson Macedo, Brad Sweet and Shane Stewart completing the top ten.

In the 15-lap IMCA Sport Modified main event, Blaine Walt battled past Brian May on the sixth round en route to his second consecutive DCRP triumph.

Walt took the checkered flag ahead of track champion, who climbed up to second in the closing rounds with May, Mitch Beusel and Kyle Wiens rounding out the top five.

Dodge City Raceway Park closes out the 2019 season with night two of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars “Boot Hill Showdown” on Saturday night with the IMCA Modifieds in action as well. Practice gets under way at 7:00 p.m. with qualifying and racing action to follow.

Dodge City Raceway Park

September 20, 2019 Results:

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars “Boot Hill Showdown” Night One Results:

Qualifying: 1. 41-David Gravel 12.614, 2. 18-Ian Madsen 12.209, 3. 11k-Kraig Kinser 12.252, 4. 15-Donny Schatz 12.278, 5. 33m-Masan Daniel 12.286, 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart 12.352, 7. 83-Daryn Pittman 12.363, 8. 2-Carson Macedo 12.379, 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild 12.380, 10. 49-Brad Sweet 12.398, 11. 19-Brent Marks 12.412, 12. 0-Steven Richardson 12.424, 13. 5-Shane Stewart 12.442, 14. 1a-Jacob Allen 12.507, 15. 7s-Jason Sides 12.520, 16. 41s-Dominic Scelzi 12.538, 17. 2c-Wayne Johnson 12.550, 18. 9x-Jake Bubak 12.665, 19. 91-Jeff Stasa 13.266, 20. 1x-Don Droud, Jr. 13.413, 21. 10c-Jeremy Campbell 13.579, 22. 10-Jordan Campbell 13.679, 23. 88-Mike Woodruff 13.380, 24. 72-Ray Seemann 14.009, 25. 11-Tyler Knight 14.016.

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 2. 41-David Gravel, 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 4. 83-Daryn Pittman, 5. 5-Shane Stewart, 6. 41s-Dominic Scelzi, 7. 72-Ray Seemann, 8. 91-Jeff Stasa, 9. 11-Tyler Knight (DNS).

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen, 2. 33m-Mason Daniel, 3. 2-Carson Macedo, 4. 19-Brent Marks, 5. 2c-Wayne Johnson, 6. 1a-Jacob Allen, 7. 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 8. 88-Mike Woodruff.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 2. 11k-Kraig Kinser, 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 4. 9x-Jake Bubak, 5. 7s-Jason Sides, 6. 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 7. 0-Steven Richardson, 8. 10-Jordan Knight.

Dash (6 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 2. 41-David Gravel, 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 5. 11k-Kraig Kinser, 6. 33m-Mason Daniel.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz (1), 2. 41-David Gravel (2), 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart (3), 4. 18-Ian Madsen (4), 5. 11k-Kraig Kinser (5), 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (9), 7. 83-Daryn Pittman (10), 8. 2-Carson Macedo (8), 9. 49-Brad Sweet (7), 10. 5-Shane Stewart (13), 11. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (16), 12. 19-Brent Marks (11), 13. 9x-Jake Bubak (12), 14. 1a-Jacob Allen (17), 15. 33m-Mason Daniel (6), 16 7s-Jason Sides (15), 17. 0-Steven Richardson (23), 18. 91-Jeff Stasa (22), 19. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (18), 20. 1x-Don Droud, Jr. (20), 21. 72-Ray Seemann (19), 22. 2c-Wayne Johnson (14), 23. 88-Mike Woodruff (23), 24. 10-Jordan Knight (24), 25. 11-Tyler Knight (25).

 

 

Shaffer opens Ford Classic at Fremont with win; Weaver dominates 305s; Valenti scores 8th truck win

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - When leader Caleb Griffith got into the back stretch wall and flipped with eight laps to go, Tim Shaffer was there to capitalize and went on to score the opening night win at Fremont Speedway for the 12th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic.

The lap prior, Griffith made a fantastic move in turn two to regain the lead from Shaffer as they battled in heavy lapped traffic. But, flying down the back stretch Griffith got into the guard rail and flipped violently into turn three. He walked away uninjured, with Shaffer taking the lead. Shaffer, a four time and defending Ford Classic winner, drove away the final eight laps for his 19th career victory at "The Track That Action Built" on All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night featuring the FAST 410 Sprint Series.

"Cody Jacobs and I have a lot of time together and I want to keep it that way. He knows what to fix if I come in and look at him wrong. We work great together. Ron Gorby and his guys...hats off to them. They maintenance the car and got it ready for us and here we are," said Shaffer beside his Howard Johnsons of Lima/Indy Race Parts/Fast Signs backed #G1.

"Cody gave me a great car where I could run the bottom. The cushion up top was ferocious...to run that thing for 30 laps...if he (Griffith) could do it he deserved to win that thing. Back in the day I'd be up there too. We worked on getting our car good on the bottom or middle so we could move around and I think that's what happened in lapped traffic. He (Griffith) was pretty much committed to running up there and it probably shook him up a little bit when we got by him," added Shaffer in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Fremont's Paul Weaver dominated the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 sprint feature for his fourth victory of the season at Fremont. The $1,000 pay day was his 51st career win at the track, placing him eighth on the all-time win list.

"I thought a couple of lapped cars were trying to wreck me. I guess you're just paranoid when you're leading," said Weaver beside his B&B Drain Service/Hampshire Racing Engines/Adkins Motorsports/M&L Excavating/Schiets Motorsports/Miller Rigging/Weaver Performance Center backed #1W.

Fostoria, Ohio's Shawn Valenti bobbled on the last corner of the last lap in the dirt truck feature but was able to hold off Kent Brewer for his eighth feature win of the year. It was Valenti's 54th career win at the track, tying him with hall of famer Herbie Robinson for sixth on the track's all-time win list.

"To be able to climb the ladder and be tied with Herbie and be up there with the greats is pretty amazing. That last lap I threw it in there too hard and it took off up the race track and it was wide open after that and jumped the cushion and held on. That caution with three to go...I got over the cushion and Kent (Brewer) got under me. It's not every day you get a do-over in racing. We caught a break there. Thanks to the Babcocks for everything they do for me and Best Performance Motorsports, Craig Miller Trucking, Gressman Powersports and A Plus Auto Center said Valenti.

Kelsey Ivy and Brandon Long brought the field to green for the 30-lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-main but it was third starter Griffith who shot into the lead. Griffith pulled away as Ivy held second over Long, Shaffer, Travis Philo and Cale Conley.

Griffith's lead was 2.7 second by lap five as Ivy maintained second over Shaffer, Philo, Conley, Long and Byron Reed. It was near disaster for Griffith as he prepared to race into lapped traffic as DJ Foos and Stuart Brubaker tangled right in front of him but he avoided the incident. On the restart Griffith again pulled away as Shaffer took second with Ivy trying to hold off Philo and Conley for third.

Nate Dussel stopped on the track with 10 laps scored to bring out the caution. Griffith again rocketed away on the restart over Shaffer and Ivy as Reed, Conley and Philo battled for fourth. Ivy was forced to retire from the fray on lap 13 with front hub issues as the caution flew. Again when the green flew so did Griffith, opening a 1.4 second lead with 12 laps to go over Shaffer who had his hands full with Reed.

Heavy lapped traffic awaited the leaders with 10 laps to go and Shaffer used it to drive into the lead as they crossed the line to complete lap 22. Griffith drove back to the front exiting turn two but disaster struck as he prepared to enter turn three. With Shaffer no in the lead he was able to pull away from Reed as Conley and Philo battled for third.

Shaffer took the checkers with room to spare over Reed, Conley, Philo and Long.

Weaver and last week's winner Alvin Roepke brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 A-main with Weaver gaining the advantage over Roepke, Mike Keegan, Valenti and Matt Foos. Zeth Sabo stopped with seven laps in just as Weaver was finding the back of the pack.

On the restart Bobby Clark stopped but when the green came back out Weaver checked out and held a two second lead over Roepke by lap 12. Meanwhile Valenti, Foos and Keegan were entertaining as they battled for third. With eight laps to go Weaver's lead was 3.8 seconds but he encountered heavy lapped traffic.

Weaver made great moves to slice through traffic and never lost a tick to Roepke. In fact, with five laps to go Weaver had put three lappers between himself and Roepke as Valenti and Foos continued to battle hard for third.

Weaver lapped up to 11th place as he took the checkers over Roepke, Valenti, Foos and Ricky Peterson.

Dustin Keegan and Dan Hennig brought the field to green for the 20 lap Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature with Hennig grabbing the lead over Jeff Ward, Keegan and Valenti. Hennig maintained the lead until the caution flew on lap five for Jamie Miller. On the restart Valenti drove around Hennig to take the lead with Ward, John Brooks, Keegan and Kent Brewer battling hard for third. Brooks was able to drive into second on lap eight with Brewer moving into third.

As Valenti maintained the lead, Brooks and Brewer ran side by side over the next seven laps with Brewer finally taking the spot before Ben Clapp brought out the caution with six laps to go. Following a caution on the restart, when the green flew again, Valenti had his hands full with Brewer as the pair raced side by side. When Valenti got over the cushion in turn two on lap 17, it looked like Brewer would drive to his second win. But, a multi-truck crash brought a halt to the action and put Valenti back in front.

Valenti was able to hold off Brewer but on the last corner of the last lap again bobbled on the cushion but Brewer couldn't capitalize. Valenti took the checkers over Brewer, Brooks, Ward and Cory McCaughey.

Fremont Speedway will wrap up the 2019 season with the 12th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic featuring a $10,000 to win 40-lap feature for the FAST 410 Sprint Car Series on Kear's Speed Shop Night. Kear's will also hand out nearly $10,000 worth of products to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The 305 sprints and dirt trucks will battle for $1,000 to win their respective features.

Those unable to take in the action in person can watch it all live on PPV at http://www.speedshifttv.com.

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

For more information on the FAST 410 Sprint Car Series go to www.fastondirt.com

About All Pro Heads – www.allproheads.com

All Pro Heads is based in Johnstown, Ohio and is owned by Bob and Suzie Williams.

All Pro is the industry leader in small block Chevy aluminum cylinder heads, catering

to the hard car racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application.

Whether it's sprints, super late models,drag racing, off-road, marine or road racing, you can count on All Pro.

Fremont Speedway Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Jim Ford Night #1 FAST Series [*] Starting position

410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying 1.5T-Travis Philo, 12.680; 2.33W-Caleb Griffith, 12.871; 3.02-Brandon Long, 12.946; 4.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 12.969; 5.066-Trey Jacobs, 12.982; 6.1-Nate Dussel, 13.021; 7.27K-Brad Lamberson, 13.054; 8.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.066; 9.G1-Tim Shaffer, 13.067; 10.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.068; 11.1st-Gary Taylor, 13.072; 12.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.083; 13.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.141; 14.3C-Cale Conley, 13.148; 15.13-Brandon Matus, 13.150; 16.5r-Byron Reed, 13.187; 17.9X-Ricky Peterson, 13.215; 18.97-Max Stambaugh, 13.219; 19.k4-Chad Kemenah, 13.265; 20.23-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.283; 21.18J-RJ Jacobs, 13.285; 22.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.319; 23.22s-Brandon Spithaler, 13.335; 24.16-DJ Foos, 13.360; 25.14-Chad Wilson, 13.361; 26.22-Cole Duncan, 13.386; 27.J4-John Garvin, 13.400; 28.8M-TJ Michael, 13.499; 29.2L-Landon LaLonde, 13.508; 30.19-Paige Polyak, 13.551; 31.5-Jordan Harble, 13.552; 32.4-Cap Henry, 13.606; 33.3-Jac Haudenschild, 14.050; 34.33-Brent Matus, 14.216;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 2. G1-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 4. 066-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 5. 9X-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 6. 18J-RJ Jacobs[6] ; 7. 14-Chad Wilson[7] ; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild[9] ; 9. 2L-Landon LaLonde[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 3C-Cale Conley[1] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 3. 33W-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[7] ; 6. 97-Max Stambaugh[5] ; 7. 19-Paige Polyak[8] ; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton[6] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[9]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 1st-Gary Taylor[2] ; 2. 13-Brandon Matus[1] ; 3. 02-Brandon Long[4] ; 4. k4-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 5. 22s-Brandon Spithaler[6] ; 6. J4-John Garvin[7] ; 7. 5-Jordan Harble[8] ; 8. 27K-Brad Lamberson[3]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5r-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 3. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 5. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg[5] ; 6. 16-DJ Foos[6] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 8. 4-Cap Henry[8]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 3 to A) 1. 9X-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 22s-Brandon Spithaler[2] ; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild[7] ; 4. 18J-RJ Jacobs[3] ; 5. J4-John Garvin[4] ; 6. 5-Jordan Harble[6] ; 7. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 8. 2L-Landon LaLonde[9] ; 9. 27K-Brad Lamberson[8]

B-Main 2 (10 Laps, top 3 to A) 1. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 2. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 3. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg[2] ; 4. 4-Cap Henry[8] ; 5. 97-Max Stambaugh[3] ; 6. 19-Paige Polyak[5] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton[7] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[9]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps) 1. G1-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 2. 5r-Byron Reed[8] ; 3. 3C-Cale Conley[6] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 5. 02-Brandon Long[2] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[10] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 8. 9X-Ricky Peterson[17] ; 9. 13-Brandon Matus[11] ; 10. 22s-Brandon Spithaler[19] ; 11. k4-Chad Kemenah[15] ; 12. 22-Cole Duncan[18] ; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs[12] ; 14. 33W-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 15. 066-Trey Jacobs[13] ; 16. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 17. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg[22] ; 18. 3-Jac Haudenschild[21] ; 19. 35-Stuart Brubaker[16] ; 20. 1-Nate Dussel[14] ; 21. 16-DJ Foos[20] ; 22. 1st-Gary Taylor[7] Hard Charger: 9x-Ricky Peterson +9

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying 1.X-Mike Keegan, 13.345; 2.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.350; 3.8C-Matt Foos, 13.386; 4.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.456; 5.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 13.473; 6.1W-Paul Weaver, 13.520; 7.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.563; 8.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.566; 9.3V-Chris Verda, 13.625; 10.97-Kyle Peters, 13.634; 11.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.639; 12.25-Jason Keckler, 13.647; 13.77I-John Ivy, 13.647; 14.7M-Brandon Moore, 13.660; 15.4*-Tyler Street, 13.664; 16.8-Bobby Clark, 13.671; 17.5M-Mike Moore, 13.690; 18.26-Jamie Miller, 13.717; 19.3X-Brandon Riehl, 13.793; 20.19R-Steve Rando, 13.794; 21.36-Seth Schneider, 13.813; 22.75-Jerry Dahms, 13.894; 23.9-Logan Riehl, 13.934; 24.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 13.972; 25.1H-Zeth Sabo, 14.032; 26.09-Justin Adams, 14.112; 27.21-Larry Kingseed, 14.559;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 7-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 5. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 7. 1H-Zeth Sabo[9] ; 8. 3X-Brandon Riehl[7] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 46AU-Stuart Williams[2] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 4. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[3] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 7. 5M-Mike Moore[6] ; 8. 09-Justin Adams[9] ; 9. 9-Logan Riehl[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 3. 8C-Matt Foos[4] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 6. 26-Jamie Miller[6] ; 7. 3V-Chris Verda[2] ; 8. X15-Kasey Ziebold[8] ; 9. 21-Larry Kingseed[9]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[3] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 4. 1H-Zeth Sabo[4] ; 5. 3X-Brandon Riehl[7] ; 6. 9-Logan Riehl[11] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[8] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed[12] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[10] ; 10. 5M-Mike Moore[5] ; 11. 3V-Chris Verda[6] ; 12. X15-Kasey Ziebold[9]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 3. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 4. 8C-Matt Foos[3] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[8] ; 6. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[14] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[10] ; 9. 26-Jamie Miller[17] ; 10. 77I-John Ivy[9] ; 11. 19R-Steve Rando[16] ; 12. 4*-Tyler Street[15] ; 13. 97-Kyle Peters[13] ; 14. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[11] ; 15. 36-Seth Schneider[12] ; 16. 1H-Zeth Sabo[19] ; 17. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 18. 46AU-Stuart Williams[6] ; 19. 8-Bobby Clark[18] ; 20. 3X-Brandon Riehl[20] Hard Charger: 26-Jamie Miller +8

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[1] ; 2. 23m-Brad Mitten[2] ; 3. 36M-Cory McCaughey[4] ; 4. 67-Ben Clapp[7] ; 5. 16-Jim Holcomb[10] ; 6. 4s-Keith Sorg[8] ; 7. 32-Kevin Phillips[9] ; 8. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[6] ; 9. 0H-Derek Halka[5] ; 10. 5-Blake Smith[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 1-John Brooks[3] ; 2. 83-Noah Wagner[1] ; 3. 26-John Ivy[2] ; 4. 32H-Dan Hennig[9] ; 5. 9-Curt Inks[6] ; 6. 7X-Dana Frey[8] ; 7. 25-Bryce Black[7] ; 8. 14T-Cody Truman[4] ; 9. 1X-Brad Keckler[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[1] ; 3. 5JR-Jamie Miller[8] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 5. 0-Andy Keegan[5] ; 6. 99-Gene Potridge[6] ; 7. 5s-Brandon Stuckey[9] ; 8. 75-Adam Dible[7] ; 9. 11-Austin Gibson[4]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 4s-Keith Sorg[1] ; 2. 32-Kevin Phillips[4] ; 3. 7X-Dana Frey[2] ; 4. 1X-Brad Keckler[11] ; 5. 99-Gene Potridge[3] ; 6. 14T-Cody Truman[8] ; 7. 5s-Brandon Stuckey[6] ; 8. 75-Adam Dible[9] ; 9. 5-Blake Smith[13] ; 10. 11-Austin Gibson[12] ; 11. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[7] ; 12. 25-Bryce Black[5] ; 13. 0H-Derek Halka[10]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[10] ; 3. 1-John Brooks[7] ; 4. 33-Jeff Ward[4] ; 5. 36M-Cory McCaughey[8] ; 6. 23m-Brad Mitten[11] ; 7. 5JR-Jamie Miller[12] ; 8. 16-Jim Holcomb[13] ; 9. 4s-Keith Sorg[16] ; 10. 9-Curt Inks[14] ; 11. 67-Ben Clapp[6] ; 12. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 13. 26-John Ivy[5] ; 14. 1X-Brad Keckler[19] ; 15. 32-Kevin Phillips[17] ; 16. 7X-Dana Frey[18] ; 17. 99-Gene Potridge[20] ; 18. 32H-Dan Hennig[2] ; 19. 0-Andy Keegan[15] ; 20. 83-Noah Wagner[9] Hard Charger: 8KB-Kent Brewer +8

 

Daum, Hahn score opening-night victories as Hockett-McMillin Memorial gets underway at Lucas Oil Speedway

WHEATLAND, Missouri (September 19, 2019) - Lap 17 proved decisive for both winners Thursday night as the 9th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial opened its three-night run at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Blake Hahn grabbed command after a back-and-forth battle with Josh Baughman on the 17th circuit and went on to win the Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprint feature and collect $3,000. Meanwhile, in the POWRi WAR Sprint feature, Zach Daum also took over the lead and held it for the final eight laps of a 25-lap featuer to grab the $1,377 first prize.

A total of 70 ASCS Winged Sprints checked into the pits, with 29 WAR Sprints in action. The WAR entries were split, with half running on the first night and the other half in action on Friday when the three-night open-wheel major continues.

Both series earn points toward Saturday's program, which concludes with a $10,000-to-win ASCS feature and the WAR feature paying $3,077 to the victor.

Hahn, of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, traded the lead with Baughman seven times over the first 17 laps before taking over for good. He wound up nearly a second in front of runner-up Dylan Westbrook with Paul Nienhiser third.

"This is a win that I wanted really bad," Hahn said. "It isn't Saturday night, but this is still something big. Any time you can show up to a race and race against 69 other cars and we won this thing, it's pretty impressive.

"We were really good in the heat race and really good in the qualifier, too."

Hahn started on the pole and led the first four laps before Baughman worked the inside line to pass for the lead coming out of turn four to complete lap five.

Hahn returned the favor on the next circuit, but going around on the outside to regain the lead. But before the lap was completed, the race was red-flagged as Jeff Swindwell took a wild flip in turns three and four. Swindwell walked away from the incident and Baughman remained the race leader for the restart.

But it didn't take long for Hahn to get the jump as the green waved and he went on to open a 2.5-second lead by lap 10.

"We had a really good car on top," Hahn said. "I was a little angry that I was in second and I drove it into one on the top pretty hard and it stuck pretty well."

As the leaders caught lapped traffic, Baughman closed in and went back in front on lap 16.

Again, Hahn responded. He needed less than a lap to reclaim the lead and was in front by half a second when action again was halted on lap 18 as Jay Russell flipped his car coming out of turn four. Russell crawled out under his own power to cheers from the fans.

Hahn was solid from there, driving away for his second national-tour win.

"I really thought I needed to go to the top and then Josh was working the bottom really well down here," Hahn said of the battle with Baughman. "After I started getting to the bottom, I felt pretty good down there, too."

Westbrook emerged from a four-car battle to claim second with Paul Nienhiser third, Derek Hagar fourth and Baughman fading late to fifth.

Three-time reigning ASCS champion Sam Haftertepe spun on lap 18 after a restart to bring out the race's final caution. He wound up 18th.

Daum wins WAR feature: Zach Daum took over the lead on lap 17, then held off Mitchell Moore in a green-white-checkered finish to take the opening-night WAR Sprint win to a $1,377 payday.

Daum was just a lap away from the victory in a race that had been caution free when Terry Richards flipped his car in turn three on the white-flag lap. That brought out the red flag and set up a two-lap shootout once action resumed.

Daum, of Pocahontas, Illinois, had a 2.8-second lead over Moore with Chris Windom in third and Kory Schudy fourth at the time of the red flag. He handled the restart by hugging the low groove and drove away to win by about five car lengths over Moore for his sixth career WAR Sprint Series win.

Windom, who briefly passed Moore for second, wound up third and Schudy was fourth with Joe B. Miller fifth.

"I had to be really patient there," Daum said. "I started to lose brakes when I got to second. I saw (Moore's) rotor glowing. I knew his brakes were fading and I to save my brakes a little bit. That red saved me. I was able to let the brakes cool off a little bit."

Daum said he was thrilled to get the win in a race named for the late open-wheel champion Jesse Hockett, whose father Jack Hockett gave Daum his first Sprint-car ride.

"Any time I can win a race in Jesse's honor, with Jack here, you're talking family," said Daum, who all but locked himself into Saturday's main event. "I'm really excited and hopefully we can carry it on to Saturday."

Pole-starting Moore, of Edgerton, Kansas, set the pace for the first 15 laps before Daum began whittling into the lead. Daum started fifth and made what turned out to be the winning pass come off turn two with eight laps to go.

"I was running a little hard and thinking 'I don't know if they're gonna last,'' Moore said of his brakes. "I guess I'm happy to run second. We destroyed this car two weeks ago and were thrashing to the last minute. We got here just in time to make hot laps."

WAR championship points leader Riley Kreisel had a tough night, finishing 18th.

Lucas Oil Speedway results (Sept. 19, 2019)
9th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial
ASCS Winged Sprints
A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, [1]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [8]; 3. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, [2]; 4. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [7]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman, [3]; 6. 11-Roger Crockett, [6]; 7. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [10]; 8. 22-Sean McClelland, [12]; 9. 21K-Kameron Key, [14]; 10. 17W-Harli White, [11]; 11. 9$-Kyle Clark, [9]; 12. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [5]; 13. 21P-Robbie Price, [4]; 14. 14-Jordon Mallett, [13]; 15. 81-Jack Dover, [21]; 16. 21-Miles Paulus, [25]; 17. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [22]; 18. (DNF) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [15]; 19. (DNF) 76-Jay Russell, [16]; 20. (DNF) M1-Mark Smith, [19]; 21. (DNF) 21C-Carson Short, [18]; 22. (DNF) 94-Jeff Swindell, [20]; 23. (DNF) 84-Brandon Hanks, [17]; 24. (DNF) 28-Scott Bogucki, [23]; 25. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington, [24]
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 84-Brandon Hanks, [4]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell, [3]; 3. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [6]; 4. 5D-Zach Daum, [7]; 5. 11G-Mike Goodman, [2]; 6. 29-Clinton Boyles, [9]; 7. 39-Brad Bowden, [10]; 8. 77X-Alex Hill, [1]; 9. 7B-Ben Brown, [12]; 10. 10-Landon Britt, [13]; 11. 11A-Austin O'Neal, [11]; 12. 24C-Chris Morgan, [17]; 13. (DNF) 23-Seth Bergman, [8]; 14. (DNF) 28-Scott Bogucki, [16]; 15. (DNF) 3V-Tyler Utz, [15]; 16. (DNF) 4-Evan Martin, [5]; 17. (DNF) 95X-Asa Swindell, [14]; 18. (DNF) 26-Matt Moro, [18]
B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 21C-Carson Short, [1]; 2. 81-Jack Dover, [5]; 3. 21-Miles Paulus, [4]; 4. 99-Brady Bacon, [14]; 5. 01-Logan Seavey, [3]; 6. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [2]; 7. 14M-Randy Martin, [6]; 8. 11X-Avery Goodman, [7]; 9. 11F-Colton Fisher, [12]; 10. 1X-Tim Crawley, [8]; 11. 24D-Danny Sams III, [13]; 12. 26M-Fred Mattox, [11]; 13. 22S-Slater Helt, [18]; 14. 18X-Nathan Ryun, [10]; 15. 5-Kory Bales, [9]; 16. 95-Matt Covington, [17]; 17. 33-Austin Alumbaugh, [16]; 18. 75-Tyler Blank, [15]
B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. M1-Mark Smith, [2]; 2. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [1]; 3. 35M-Jonathan Cornell, [4]; 4. 21G-Adam Gullion, [8]; 5. 45-Monty Ferriera, [7]; 6. 47-Dale Howard, [11]; 7. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [5]; 8. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, [9]; 9. 22X-Riley Goodno, [12]; 10. 21X-Brinton Marvel, [3]; 11. 44-Jared Sewell, [15]; 12. J2-John Carney II, [16]; 13. 37H-Matthew Howard, [18]; 14. 38-Cody Baker, [13]; 15. 3Z-Zach Davis, [17]; 16. 24-Garet Williamson, [10]; 17. 12X-Danny Smith, [6]; 18. 1-Brad Ryun, [14]
Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 22-Sean McClelland, [1]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett, [3]; 3. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [2]; 4. 21C-Carson Short, [4]; 5. 14-Jordon Mallett, [6]; 6. 23-Seth Bergman, [10]; 7. 14M-Randy Martin, [5]; 8. 39-Brad Bowden, [9]; 9. 11F-Colton Fisher, [8]; 10. 10-Landon Britt, [7]
Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [2]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman, [4]; 3. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [5]; 4. 12X-Danny Smith, [1]; 5. 21K-Kameron Key, [6]; 6. 45-Monty Ferriera, [7]; 7. 24-Garet Williamson, [8]; 8. 18X-Nathan Ryun, [9]; 9. 1X-Tim Crawley, [3]; 10. 75-Tyler Blank, [10]
Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [2]; 2. 11G-Mike Goodman, [1]; 3. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [4]; 4. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [3]; 5. 5D-Zach Daum, [7]; 6. 84-Brandon Hanks, [6]; 7. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, [10]; 8. 11X-Avery Goodman, [5]; 9. 22X-Riley Goodno, [8]; 10. 1-Brad Ryun, [9]
Qualifier 4 (8 Laps): 1. 9$-Kyle Clark, [2]; 2. 21P-Robbie Price, [4]; 3. 4-Evan Martin, [1]; 4. 94-Jeff Swindell, [3]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [6]; 6. 21-Miles Paulus, [5]; 7. 29-Clinton Boyles, [9]; 8. 26M-Fred Mattox, [10]; 9. 24D-Danny Sams III, [8]; 10. 38-Cody Baker, [7]
Qualifier 5 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, [5]; 2. M1-Mark Smith, [1]; 3. 01-Logan Seavey, [2]; 4. 21X-Brinton Marvel, [3]; 5. 76-Jay Russell, [6]; 6. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [4]; 7. 21G-Adam Gullion, [7]; 8. 11A-Austin O'Neal, [8]; 9. 95X-Asa Swindell, [9]; 10. 3V-Tyler Utz, [10]
Qualifier 6 (8 Laps): 1. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, [4]; 2. 17W-Harli White, [3]; 3. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [1]; 4. 81-Jack Dover, [8]; 5. 77X-Alex Hill, [6]; 6. 35M-Jonathan Cornell, [5]; 7. 5-Kory Bales, [7]; 8. 7B-Ben Brown, [10]; 9. 99-Brady Bacon, [9]; 10. 47-Dale Howard, [2]
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman, [1]; 2. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [4]; 3. 21C-Carson Short, [6]; 4. 77X-Alex Hill, [9]; 5. 22X-Riley Goodno, [2]; 6. 24D-Danny Sams III, [5]; 7. 29-Clinton Boyles, [7]; 8. J2-John Carney II, [3]; 9. 24C-Chris Morgan, [8]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett, [2]; 2. 11X-Avery Goodman, [4]; 3. 01-Logan Seavey, [3]; 4. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [8]; 5. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [6]; 6. 11A-Austin O'Neal, [5]; 7. 5-Kory Bales, [9]; 8. 3V-Tyler Utz, [7]; 9. 22S-Slater Helt, [1]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 21K-Kameron Key, [2]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett, [3]; 3. 17W-Harli White, [4]; 4. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [6]; 5. 11G-Mike Goodman, [7]; 6. 81-Jack Dover, [5]; 7. 39-Brad Bowden, [8]; 8. 23-Seth Bergman, [9]; 9. 37H-Matthew Howard, [1]
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 84-Brandon Hanks, [2]; 2. 21-Miles Paulus, [4]; 3. 22-Sean McClelland, [1]; 4. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, [8]; 5. 38-Cody Baker, [5]; 6. 1-Brad Ryun, [3]; 7. 11F-Colton Fisher, [9]; 8. 7B-Ben Brown, [7]; 9. 3Z-Zach Davis, [6]
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn, [4]; 3. 47-Dale Howard, [3]; 4. 14M-Randy Martin, [9]; 5. 4-Evan Martin, [7]; 6. 95X-Asa Swindell, [1]; 7. 99-Brady Bacon, [6]; 8. 33-Austin Alumbaugh, [5]; 9. 95-Matt Covington, [8]
Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [1]; 2. 21X-Brinton Marvel, [2]; 3. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [5]; 4. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [6]; 5. M1-Mark Smith, [7]; 6. 18X-Nathan Ryun, [4]; 7. 75-Tyler Blank, [9]; 8. 26M-Fred Mattox, [8]; 9. 26-Matt Moro, [3]
Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 76-Jay Russell, [2]; 2. 35M-Jonathan Cornell, [4]; 3. 12X-Danny Smith, [1]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [6]; 5. 21G-Adam Gullion, [5]; 6. 5D-Zach Daum, [8]; 7. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, [3]; 8. 44-Jared Sewell, [7]
Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 21P-Robbie Price, [1]; 2. 1X-Tim Crawley, [3]; 3. 94-Jeff Swindell, [5]; 4. 45-Monty Ferriera, [2]; 5. 10-Landon Britt, [6]; 6. 9$-Kyle Clark, [8]; 7. 24-Garet Williamson, [4]; 8. 28-Scott Bogucki, [7]

POWRi WAR Sprints
A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 5D-Zach Daum, [5]; 2. 51-Mitchell Moore, [1]; 3. 5G-Chris Windom, [8]; 4. 28-Kory Schudy, [2]; 5. 31B-Joe B. Miller, [12]; 6. 32-Garrett Aitken, [4]; 7. 24-Landon Simon, [3]; 8. 99-Korey Weyant, [17]; 9. 24H-Ty Hulsey, [11]; 10. 6-Chris Phillips, [10]; 11. 1-Paul White, [9]; 12. 30-Quinton Benson, [14]; 13. 5$-Danny Smith, [19]; 14. 00-Thomas Meseraull, [6]; 15. 2X-Zach Clark, [15]; 16. 20-Steve Thomas, [20]; 17. 73-Samuel Wagner, [18]; 18. 90-Riley Kreisel, [7]; 19. 18-Terry Richards, [13]; 20. 42-Warren Johnson, [16]
B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 99-Korey Weyant, [1]; 2. 73-Samuel Wagner, [2]; 3. 5$-Danny Smith, [4]; 4. 20-Steve Thomas, [7]; 5. 97-Kevin Cummings, [5]; 6. 7F-Johnny Kent, [8]; 7. 57-Chase Parson, [3]; 8. 2-Jason Billups, [12]; 9. 02-Dillon Burks, [11]; 10. (DNF) 52-Cody Gentry, [6]; 11. (DNF) 96-Taylor Peterson, [10]; (DNS) 14-Kyle Lewis, ; (DNS) 9X-Paul Nienhiser,
Qualifying 1 (10 Laps): 1. 00-Thomas Meseraull, [5]; 2. 51-Mitchell Moore, [1]; 3. 32-Garrett Aitken, [6]; 4. 24H-Ty Hulsey, [2]; 5. 30-Quinton Benson, [3]; 6. 18-Terry Richards, [4]; 7. 5$-Danny Smith, [8]; 8. (DNF) 02-Dillon Burks, [10]; 9. (DNF) 7F-Johnny Kent, [7]; (DNS) 9X-Paul Nienhiser,
Qualifying 2 (10 Laps): 1. 5G-Chris Windom, [6]; 2. 24-Landon Simon, [5]; 3. 28-Kory Schudy, [4]; 4. 2X-Zach Clark, [1]; 5. 42-Warren Johnson, [7]; 6. 99-Korey Weyant, [3]; 7. 97-Kevin Cummings, [8]; 8. 57-Chase Parson, [2]; 9. 96-Taylor Peterson, [9]; 10. 2-Jason Billups, [10]
Qualifying 3 (10 Laps): 1. 5D-Zach Daum, [5]; 2. 90-Riley Kreisel, [6]; 3. 1-Paul White, [2]; 4. 6-Chris Phillips, [3]; 5. 31B-Joe B. Miller, [4]; 6. 73-Samuel Wagner, [7]; 7. 52-Cody Gentry, [9]; 8. 20-Steve Thomas, [1]; 9. (DNF) 14-Kyle Lewis, [8]
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 32-Garrett Aitken, [4]; 2. 18-Terry Richards, [5]; 3. 30-Quinton Benson, [2]; 4. 6-Chris Phillips, [3]; 5. 20-Steve Thomas, [6]; 6. 73-Samuel Wagner, [7]; 7. 52-Cody Gentry, [8]; 8. (DNF) 9X-Paul Nienhiser, [1]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 24-Landon Simon, [2]; 2. 00-Thomas Meseraull, [4]; 3. 28-Kory Schudy, [3]; 4. 1-Paul White, [1]; 5. 7F-Johnny Kent, [5]; 6. 5$-Danny Smith, [6]; 7. 02-Dillon Burks, [7]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 5G-Chris Windom, [4]; 2. 31B-Joe B. Miller, [1]; 3. 99-Korey Weyant, [2]; 4. 2X-Zach Clark, [5]; 5. 51-Mitchell Moore, [3]; 6. 97-Kevin Cummings, [7]; 7. 96-Taylor Peterson, [6]
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 90-Riley Kreisel, [4]; 2. 5D-Zach Daum, [3]; 3. 24H-Ty Hulsey, [1]; 4. 57-Chase Parson, [2]; 5. 42-Warren Johnson, [5]; 6. 14-Kyle Lewis, [6]; 7. 2-Jason Billups, [7]

For more information on the series, including full schedules and point standings, visit ASCSracing.com or POWRi.com.

Friday's Schedule
4 p.m. - Gates open
6 p.m. - Hot laps
7 p.m. Opening ceremonies
7:05 p.m. - Racing begins

Friday Admission
Adults (16 and over) $20
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $17
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $45
Pit Pass $35
3-day Pit Pass $100

Saturday's Schedule
4 p.m. - Gates open
5:30 p.m. - Hot laps
6:30 p.m. - Opening ceremonies
6:35 p.m. - Racing begins

Saturday Admission
Adults (16 and over) $25
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $22
Youth (6-15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $60
Pit Pass $40
3-day Pit Pass $100

For questions about tickets or camping for any event at Lucas Oil Speedway, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com.

 


 

DAUM DRIVES TO VICTORY IN HOCKETT/MCMILLIN OPENER

WHEATLAND, MO. (September 19, 2019) - The ninth annual Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial opened with a bang in Thursday's Mesilla Valley Transportation preliminary as Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill. glided to the race lead on lap 17 and held on for his sixth-career POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League victory.

Opening with the unique addition of group qualifying, the four flights to open the night saw Garrett Aitken (14.735), Thomas Meseraull (14.521), Chris Windom (14.551) and Riley Kreisel (14.900) top the charts.

In heat race action, the four-car inversion offered several thrilling starts as drivers sliced and diced for position with points on the line. In the end, Garrett Aitken (Hinchman Racewear Heat 1), Landon Simon (Bell Racing HQ Heat 2), Chris Windom (Schure Built Suspensions Heat 3) and Riley Kreisel (Wilwood Brakes Heat 4) took wins.

A trio of qualifiers spiced it up further with a six-car inversion in play, creating some on-the-edge charges as guys like Thomas Meseraull won High Side Design qualifier one from fifth, Chris Windom won Indy Race Parts qualifier two from sixth and Zach Daum won Chalk Stix qualifier three from fifth.

Setting the stage for the 25-lap preliminary feature, one final twist was thrown into the mix as the top eight in combined points were inverted, slotting Chris Windom and Riley Kreisel on the fourth row with three daunting duos in front of them.

At the drop of the green flag in feature action, Mitchell Moore of Edgerton, Kans. took advantage of his pole position and guided his No. 51 entry to the point while the war for position ensued behind him.

Holding a steady command early on, Moore paced himself while the battle for second brewed between Daum, Schudy and a storming Windom from eighth. Seeing the cross flags at halfway, Moore's lead began to shrink as Daum and Windom mounted a run at the No. 51.

Pulling within striking distance, Daum made several peeks to the inside before cashing in off turn two on the 16th circuit, gassing it off exit as he snuck underneath Moore and powering by him down the backstretch. While Daum focused on his lead, attention turned to Windom, who after taking second away from Moore ended up biking his No. 5G in turn two, but miraculously saved it and only lost one spot.

Catching the first and only stoppage of the race on lap 24, the field was reset after a top-ten running Terry Richards went wildly flipping in turn three. He was okay, but certainly heated afterwards. Coming to the green-white-checkered restart, Daum stayed committed to the bottom while Windom tried to go side-by-side for Moore in pursuit for second.

In the end, neither Moore and Windom could catch Daum, as the Pocahontas, Ill. native drove the No. 5D from fifth-to-first and earned his sixth-career POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League victory. Coming on night one of the Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial, Daum's win mathematically guarantees him a spot in Saturday's pole shuffle at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Chasing Daum to the finish line and earning a runner-up bid was Mitchell Moore, who had no more than 12 hours ago put the finishing touches on a freshly-built No. 51 machine. Rounding out the podium with Daum and Moore was Chris Windom, who capped his stellar night with an eighth-to-third run in the NOS Energy Drink No. 5G.

Closing out the top ten was Kory Schudy in fourth, Joe B. Miller in fifth, Garrett Aitken in sixth, Landon Simon in eighth, Ty Hulsey in ninth and Chris Phillips in tenth.

After Thursday's opening preliminary, Chris Windom (250l) eads the points situation ahead of Zach Daum (248), Joe B. Miller (218), Mitchell Moore (214) and Garrett Aitken (213). Full points can be found on WAR Sprints social media.

The ninth annual Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial rolls on tomorrow as the second half of the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League field competes in Friday's Rockwell Security Preliminary Night at Lucas Oil Speedway. IF you can't make it, you can watch LIVE on www.lucasoilracingtv.com.

For more information on the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League, you can visit www.powri.comonline, follow @WARSprints on Twitter or Instagram, or like POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints on Facebook.

Group Qualifying - Flight One (3 Laps):
1. 32-Garrett Aitken, Paris, IL (14.735); 2. 6P-Chris Phillips, Plainfield, IN (14.781); 3. 30B-Quinton Benson, Emma, MO (14.893); 4. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (14.960); 5. 18-Terry Richards, Denton, NE (14.988); 6. 20-Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (15.706); 7. 73-Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (15.858); 8. 52-Cody Gentry, Henderson, KY (16.119).

Group Qualifying - Flight Two (3 Laps):
1. 00-Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA (14.521); 2. 28-Kory Schudy, Springfield, MO (14.714); 3. 24-Landon Simon, Tipp City, OH (14.790); 4. 1-Paul White, Waco, TX (15.546); 5. 7F-Johnny Kent, Kiefer, OK (15.592); 6. 5$-Danny Smith, Sapulpa, OK (15.863); 7. 02-Dillon Burks, Lone Grove, OK (16.188).

Group Qualifying - Flight Three (3 Laps):
1. 5G-Chris Windom, Canton, IL (14.551); 2. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (14.999); 3. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (15.331); 4. 31B-Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO (15.366); 5. 2Z-Zach Clark, Olathe, KS (15.378); 6. 96-Taylor Peterson, Tulsa, OK (15.934); 7. 97-Kevin Cummings, Tulsa, OK (16.458).

Group Qualifying - Flight Four (3 Laps):
1. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (14.800); 2. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (15.108); 3. 57-Chase Parson (15.398); 4. 24H-Ty Hulsey, Owasso, OK (15.475); 5. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (16.098); 6. 2-Jason Billups, Holt, MO (NT); 7. 14-Kyle Lewis, Spring Hill, KS (NT).

Hinchman Racewear Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 32-Garrett Aitken (4); 2. 18-Terry Richards (5); 3. 30B-Quinton Benson (2); 4. 6P-Chris Phillips (3); 5. 20-Steve Thomas (6); 6. 73-Samuel Wagner (7); 7. 52-Cody Gentry (8); 8. 9X-Paul Nienhiser (1).

Bell Racing HQ Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 24-Landon Simon (2); 2. 00-Thomas Meseraull (4); 3. 28-Kory Schudy (3); 4. 1-Paul White (1); 5. 7F-Johnny Kent (5); 6. 5$-Danny Smith (6); 7. 02-Dillon Burks (7).

Schure Built Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps):
1. 5G-Chris Windom (4); 2. 31B-Joe B. Miller (1); 3. 99-Korey Weyant (2); 4. 2X-Zach Clark (5); 5. 51-Mitchell Moore (3); 6. 97-Kevin Cummings (7); 7. 96-Taylor Peterson (6).

Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat Four (8 Laps):
1. 90-Riley Kreisel (4); 2. 5D-Zach Daum (3); 3. 24H-Ty Hulsey (1); 4. 57-Chase Parson (2); 5. 42-Warren Johnson (5); 6. 14-Kyle Lewis (6); 7. 2-Jason Billups (7).

High Side Design Qualifier One (10 Laps):
1. 00-Thomas Meseraull (5); 2. 51-Mitchell Moore (1); 3. 32-Garrett Aitken (6); 4. 24H-Ty Hulsey (2); 5. 30B-Quinton Benson (3); 6. 18-Terry Richards (4); 7. 5$-Danny Smith (8); 8. 02-Dillon Burks (9); 9. 7F-Johnny Kent (7); DNS, 9X-Paul Nienhiser.

Indy Race Parts Qualifier Two (10 Laps):
1. 5G-Chris Windom (6); 2. 24-Landon Simon (5); 3. 29-Kory Schudy (4); 4. 2X-Zach Clark (1); 5. 42-Warren Johnson (7); 6. 99-Korey Weyant (3); 7. 97-Kevin Cummings (8); 8. 57-Chase Parson (2); 9. 96-Taylor Peterson (9); 10. 2-Jason Billups (10).

Chalk Stix Qualifier Three (10 Laps):
1. 5D-Zach Daum (5); 2. 90-Riley Kreisel (6); 3. 1-Paul White (2); 4. 6P-Chris Phillips (3); 5. 31B-Joe B. Miller (4); 6. 73-Samuel Wagner (7); 7. 52-Cody Gentry (9); 8. 20-Steve Thomas (1); 9. 14-Kyle Lewis (8).

Hoosier Tire B-Main (12 Laps /4 Transfer):
1. 99-Korey Weyant (1); 2. 73-Samuel Wagner (2); 3. 5$-Danny Smith (4); 4. 20-Steve Thomas (7); 5. 97-Kevin Cummings (5); 6. 7F-Johnny Kent (8); 7. 57-Chase Parson (3); 8. 2-Jason Billups (12); 9. 02-Dillon Burks (11); 10. 52-Cody Gentry (6); 11. 96-Taylor Peterson (10); DNS, 14-Kyle Lewis; DNS, 9X-Paul Nienhiser.

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League Main Event (25 Laps):
1. 5D-Zach Daum (5); 2. 51-Mitchell Moore (1); 3. 5G-Chris Windom (8); 4. 28-Kory Schudy (2); 5. 31B-Joe B. Miller (12); 6. 32-Garrett Aitken (4); 7. 24-Landon Simon (3); 8. 99-Korey Weyant (17); 9. 24H-Ty Hulsey (11); 10. 6P-Chris Phillips (10); 11. 1-Paul White (9); 12. 30B-Quinton Benson (14); 13. 5$-Danny Smith (19); 14. 00-Thomas Meseraull (6); 15. 2X-Zach Clark (15); 16. 20-Steve Thomas (20); 17. 73-Samuel Wagner (18); 18. 90-Riley Kreisel (7); 19. 18-Terry Richards (13); 20. 42-Warren Johnson (16).
Lap Leader(s): Moore 1-16; Daum 17-25.
Hard Charger(s): Miller +7.

Photo Credit - K.C. SHAW PHOTO
Article Credit - Brian Walker, POWRi Media Director

 

 

Trombley Home Again In Fonda Victory Lane

For Immediate Release by CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Fonda, NY (9/14/19) – The old saying goes, there is no place like home. On Saturday night at the Fonda Speedway Jeff Trombley proved that adage true as the two time and defending SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series champion not only won the battle but nearly wrapped up the war.

Trombley, of nearby Altamont, won the 20-lap Kennedy’s of Troy 20-lap A-Main event and in doing so, only needs to start the season finale on October 11th to lock up the 2019 overall series championship. The title would be his third overall and third consecutive. The event was also the fifth round of the Kennedy’s of Troy Northway-90 Challenge, a title Trombley did lock up with the win.

The top two drivers in the point standings – Trombley and Darryl Ruggles, led the field to the green flag with Trombley taking the early lead. Trombley held the top spot without much of a challenge until late in the event. That is when sixth place starter Mike Kiser started to close in.

Kiser, a second generation driver out of Cooperstown, New York won the first visit of the CRSA to New York’s oldest track still in operation. Once in the second position, Kiser started to close the 15 plus car length gap on Trombley. With the aid of slower traffic, Kiser pulled right up to the tail tank of Trombley in the late stages of the event and was able to get past for the lead.

Not to be out done, Trombley came right back and regained the top spot. Trombley would hold on for the win over Kiser, Ruggles, Alysha Bay and Dana Wagner. Heat races for the 17 car field were won by Kiser and Ruggles.

Trombley, a two-time Fonda Speedway Modified Track Champion was joined in the field by other former track regulars. Those included fifth place finisher Wagner, seventh place finisher and former two-time Sportsman division champion John Scarborough, Josh Flint (9th) and Link Pettit (17th). Additionally car owners Mike VanDusen (Emily VanInwegen – 10th) and Art Kiser (Dalton Herrick – 11th) were both regulars as drivers at the track.

The Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Award went to Kiser while the Powder Tech Powder Coating Hard Charger Award went to Cory Sparks. The Maguire Family of Dealerships Magnificent Move of the Race Award went to Trombley. The Prestige Pool and Spa Final Finisher Award went to Matt Priscott while Link Pettit won the Midstate Basement Authorities First Car Out Award.

The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series is back in action on Friday October 11th for the season finale at the Afton Motorsports Park, a part of the Short Track Super Nationals.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, Midstate Basement Authorities, Maguire Family of Dealerships, A-Verdi Storage Containers, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Kennedy’s Towing, Algonkin Motel, Powder Tech Powder Coatings, Magsarus Ingnitions, ProFab Engineering, Just Signs & Designs, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc., Country Service Center.

Round #12– Fonda Speedway (Kennedy’s of Troy Northway-90 Challenge Series) - A-Main Finish (20 Laps) – Jeff Trombley, Mike Kiser, Darryl Ruggles, Alysha Bay, Dana Wagner, Johnny Kolosek, John Scarborough, Brett Jaycox, Josh Flint, Emily VanInwegen, Dalton Herrick, Cory Sparks, Justin Mills, Mike VanPelt, Mark Taylor, Matt Priscott, Link Pettit

 

 

Kreutter Wins 2019 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals; Costa Claims Action Sprint Tour Win & Hansen Clinches AST Title

First Career CSCN Win for "The Straight Shooter"

By Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ontario (September 14, 2019) - Scott Kreutter claimed $10,000 USD and the first Canadian Sprint Car Nationals win of his career on Saturday night at Ohsweken Speedway, while Jesse Costa was the victor in the Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car season finale, and Josh Hansen clinched the Action Sprint Tour championship. A total of 97 drivers competed in the 15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety and Arrow Express, including 60 360 Sprint Cars and 37 Crate Sprint Cars. Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 360 Sprint Cars Scott Kreutter claimed the first win by a regular Friday night Ohsweken Speedway competitor in the 15 year history of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals (Photo by Dale Calnan/image Factor Media). Max Stambaugh and Jordan Thomas earned front row starting spots for the 35 lap A-Main, both looking for their first Canadian Sprint Car Nationals win. Thomas took command, while Parker Price-Miller quickly moved from sixth to second and set off in search of his third CSCN win. Thomas looked strong early in the race, but his lead shrunk as he approached traffic and Price-Miller was able to take over at the front on lap nine.

Scott Kreutter started the race on the outside of the second row, but fell back as far as seventh early in the race. Kreutter was still mired in sixth when Price-Miller took the lead, but soon began to mount the charge that landed him in victory lane. Three-time CSCN winner Steve Poirier was also on the move, and took third from Stambaugh on lap nine. Kreutter had other ideas, however, and passed Mark Smith, Stambaugh, and Poirier in quick succession to take third by lap 15; Kreutter's teammate and eventual runner-up finisher Matt Farnham was up to seventh from his 17th starting spot at this point.

Kreutter and Farnham continued to march forward, and Kreutter took the second position away from Thomas on lap 20. Farnham passed Thomas for third on lap 25, and two laps later Kreutter used a good run exiting turn four to take the lead and begin to open his advantage. Farnham moved past Price-Miller on lap 31 and cut into his teammate's lead but Kreutter was able to stay ahead to take the victory, the first by a Friday night Ohsweken Speedway regular in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Kreutter also set a track record in the process, as the race went green-to-checkered in just over ten minutes without a caution or red flag.

A rookie with just a handful of 360 Sprint Car starts on his resume, Farnham took the runner-up spot to make it a one-two finish for the Hoddick racing team. Price-Miller finished third, while Thomas and Poirier rounded out the top five. Cory Turner took his first top ten finish at CSCN with a sixth place run, followed by Sam Hafertepe Jr., Dylan Westbrook, Chuck Hebing, and Stambaugh. Westbrook, the Ohsweken track champion, started seventh and fell back to 14th early in the race before mounting a comeback. Hebing's top-ten finish was his tenth in 13 CSCN attempts.

Cory Turner was the fastest driver overall in time trials, while Mark Smith, Jordan Thomas, Steve Poirier, Scott Kreutter, Parker Price-Miller, and Scott Holcomb claimed heat race wins, Jordan Poirier won the B-Main, Denny Peebles won the C-Main, and Max Stambaugh won the Pole Dash.

Notes -73 drivers from nine American states and two Canadian provinces filed pre-entries for the 2019 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, with 60 officially competing on Saturday night. -Matt Tanner passed 25 cars in a total of 27 laps to advance from 17th in the C-Main to an A-Main starting spot. Shone Evans narrowly missed completing an alphabet run of his own, racing from 19th to 6th in the C-Main, and 23rd to 12th in the B-Main. -Dustin Daggett and Jared Zimbardi continued their streaks of attempting to qualify for every one of the 15 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals events, while Daggett also continued his streak of qualifying for all 15 A-Mains. - Matt Farnham and Parker Price-Miller split the $1,000 CAD prize for the Tammy Ten Media Challenge by having the best combined finishes from the Night Before the Nationals and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals events. Farnham scored a runner-up finish each night, while Price-Miller won on Friday and finished third on Saturday. -Along with the $10,000 USD A-Main winner's prize, Scott Kreutter also earned a brand new firesuit from EPIC Racewear. -Max Stambaugh took home a custom Sprint Car-themed fire pit from South Coast BBQ Fire Pits by winning the Pole Dash. -Seven drivers competed in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals for the first time, including Matt Farnham who earned the RaceRivalz.com Rookie of the Nationals Award. Farnham was also the Nitro 54 Variety Hard Charger after moving up 15 positions in the A-Main. -Cory Turner's quick time in Qualifications earned him both the Grisdale Racing Products Fastest Qualifier Award and Inside Track Motorsport News Fastest Canadian Qualifier Award. -Conner Morrell's team was awarded the Travis Rutz Long Tow Award presented by Doc Magilligan's Irish Pub at Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel. Morrell also became the first driver from Florida to compete in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. -The highest-finishing drivers from each of the six official CSCN affiliate sanctions earned bonus prize money, including Scott Kreutter (Ohsweken Speedway 360 Sprint Cars, Jordan Thomas (Patriot Sprint Tour), Steve Poirier (Empire Super Sprints), Cory Turner (Southern Ontario Sprints), Max Stambaugh (Great Lakes Super Sprints), Jared Horstman (National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders). -Steve Poirier won the Eagle Chassis bonus from Mike Emhof Motorsports. -Mark Smith, Jonathan Preston, and Jeff Cook earned Mach 1 Chassis bonuses, while Smith also received a bonus for driving the highest-finishing Mach 1 Chassis. Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Cars Jesse Costa took the $1,000 CAD winner's prize in the Action Sprint Tour season finale. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Steven Beckett and Liam Martin began the final Crate Sprint Car A-Main of the season on the front row, and the pair diced for the lead early in the 20 lap race. Martin took the lead and held it until lap 13, when third row starter Jesse Costa took the lead as he attempted to win in his first race with the Barr Motorsports team.

Martin kept the leader in sight over the remaining laps but could not retake the lead from Costa, who took the win by just over half a second. Martin settled for the runner-up spot, while Lucas Smith crossed the line third after starting 13th. Smith was penalized two spots for jumping a restart, however, which allowed Paul Klager to celebrate a podium finish while Beckett was credited with fourth and Smith fifth. Josh Hansen clinched the Action Sprint Tour championship with a sixth place finish, followed by DJ Christie, tenth row starter Brandon Murrell, Jordan Hill, and Adrian Stahle.

Adrian Stahle, DJ Christie, Liam Martin, and Jesse McDonald won qualifying heat races, while Terry Baker won the B-Main and advanced from 21st to 11th in the A-Main. Josh Hansen races down the backstraight at Humberstone Speedway earlier in the 2019 season. Hansen clinched the 201 Action Sprint Tour championship on Saturday night at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). UP NEXT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY Ohsweken Speedway will officially wrap-up its 2019 season with the annual Night of Champions Award Celebration at Carmen's Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario on Friday, November 22. The 2019 division champions and top points finishers in all four weekly Friday Night Excitement divisions will receive their awards and cash from the championship points fund. Stay tuned to www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for more information in the coming weeks. OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT

Saturday, September 14, 2019 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada 15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Total Entries: 97 ______________________________

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 360 Sprint Cars (60 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 35 laps - 10:00.815 NTR 1. 49-Scott Kreutter [4]; 2. 7NY-Matt Farnham [17]; 3. 67X-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 4. 79-Jordan Thomas [2]; 5. 28FM-Steve Poirier [3]; 6. 13-Cory Turner [9]; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [8]; 8. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [7]; 9. 45-Chuck Hebing [13]; 10. 17M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 11. 0H-Jim Huppunen [18]; 12. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni [22]; 13. 28-Jordan Poirier [20]; 14. 91H-Scott Holcomb [11]; 15. 10H-Kelly Hebing [14]; 16. 55-Mark Smith [5]; 17. 87-Jason Barney [10]; 18. 17X-Mack DeMan [23]; 19. 22-Shawn Sliter [19]; 20. 98-Joe Trenca [26]; 21. 85-Dustin Daggett [21]; 22. 10B-Mitch Brown [12]; 23. 91-Ryan Turner [15]; 24. 56-Billy VanInwegen Jr [29]; 25. 10-Jeff Cook [24]; 26. 1-10-Jake Brown [27]; 27. (DNF) 28F-Davie Franek [16]; 28. (DNF) 90T-Matt Tanner [28]; 29. (DNF) 22P-Jonathan Preston [25]; 30. (DNF) 17-Jared Horstman [30] A-Main Lap Leaders - Jordan Thomas (1-8), Parker Price-Miller (9-26), Scott Kreutter (27-35) Hard Charger - Matt Farnham +15

Awards: -Feature Winner Bonus: Scott Kreutter (Free Fire Suit from EPIC Racewear) -Tammy Ten Media Challenge: Matt Farnham & Parker Price-Miller ($500 CAD each from Tammy Ten Media) -Pole Award: Max Stambaugh (Custom Sprint Car-themed fire pit from South Coast BBQ Fire Pits) -Bill Peer Memorial Best Appearing Car Award: Jamie Turner ($350 CAD from Corr/Pak Merchandising) -Travis Rutz Long Tow Award: Conner Morrell ($250 CAD from Doc Magilligan's Irish Pub at Best Western Plus Cairn Croft) -Fastest Qualifier Award: Cory Turner ($300 CAD from Grisdale Racing Products) -Fastest Canadian Qualifier Award: Cory Turner ($300 CAD from Inside Track Motorsport News plus $200 CAD ITMN subscriber bonus) -Hard Charger Award: Matt Farnham ($250 CAD from Nitro 54 Variety) -Rookie of the Nationals Award: Matt Farnham ($250 CAD from RaceRivalz.com) -Top Empire Super Sprints Driver: Steve Poirier ($250 USD from Lucas Oil ESS) -Top Great Lakes Super Sprints Driver: Max Stambaugh ($250 USD from Specialty Fuels & Logistics) -Top National Racing Alliance Invaders Series Driver: Jared Horstman ($200 USD from K&L Ready Mix) -Top Patriot Sprint Tour Driver: Jordan Thomas ($200 USD from Patriot Sprint Tour) -Top Ohsweken Speedway Driver: Scott Kreutter ($250 CAD from Ohsweken Speedway) -Top Southern Ontario Sprints Driver: Cory Turner ($200 CAD from Brighton Speedway) -Mach 1 Chassis Bonuses: Mark Smith ($250 USD from Mach 1), Jonathan Preston & Jeff Cook ($100 USD each from Mach 1) -Top Eagle Chassis: Steve Poirier ($200 USD from Mike Emhof Motorsports)

Qualifications Flight 1 1. 55 Mark Smith - Sunbury PA - 14.615; 2. 79 Jordan Thomas - Harding PA - 14.808; 3. 46C Ryan Coniam - Cleveland OH - 14.845; 4. 10B Mitch Brown - Brantford ON - 14.922; 5. 10H Kelly Hebing - Ontario NY - 14.929; 6. 110 Jake Brown - Brantford ON - 14.995; 7. 10C Paulie Colagiovanni - Cicero NY - 15.028; 8. 28 Jordan Poirier - Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC - 15.030; 9. 2 Dave Axton - Port Byron NY - 15.098; 10. 45 Chuck Hebing - Ontario NY - 15.130; 11. 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. - Rockwall TX - 15.158; 12. 5D Shane Ross - Thedford ON - 15.344; 13. 90T Matt Tanner - Stephentown NY - 15.345; 14. 98 Joe Trenca - Clay NY - 15.366; 15. 85 Dustin Daggett - Portland MI - 15.426; 16. 5JD Jacob Dykstra - Port Colborne ON - 15.577; 17. 7CS Dylan Swiernik - Port Leyden NY - 15.600; 18. 3 Denny Peebles - Lowville NY - 15.667; 19. 87X Shone Evans - Scotland ON - 15.894; 20. 84 Tyler Rand - Belleville ON - 15.900

Qualifications Flight 2 1. 13-Cory Turner - Tillsonburg ON - 14.510; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook - Scotland ON - 14.791; 3. 17M-Max Stambaugh - Lima OH - 14.846; 4. 87-Jason Barney - Brewerton NY - 14.846; 5. 28FM-Steve Poirier - Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC - 14.935; 6. 49-Scott Kreutter - Cheektowaga NY - 15.018; 7. 7NY-Matt Farnham - Tonawanda NY - 15.157; 8. 22P-Jonathon Preston - Romulus NY - 15.331; 9. 56-Billy VanInwegen - Port Jervis NY - 15.345; 10. 23-Devon Dobie - Wapakoneta OH - 15.358; 11. 77X-Alex Hill - Six Nations ON - 15.360; 12. 88C-Chad Miller - Amsterdam NY - 15.491; 13. 1-Holly Porter - Dorchester ON - 15.549; 14. 88H-Josh Hansen - Beamsville ON - 15.578; 15. 28M-Conner Morrell - Bradenton FL - 15.672; 16. 121-Steve Glover - Rochester NY - 15.705; 17. 9-Steve Lyons - Kitchener ON - 15.799; 18. 16L-Roger Levesque - Bath ON - 16.008; 19. 99-John Trenca - Clay NY - 16.109; 20. 15-Dan Nanticoke - Ohsweken ON - 16.407

Qualifications Flight 3 1. 0H-Jim Huppunen - Welland ON - 15.047; 2. 17X-Mack DeMan - Mississauga ON - 15.098; 3. 67X-Parker Price-Miller - Kokomo IN - 15.167; 4. 22-Shawn Sliter - Port Colborne ON - 15.265; 5. 17-Jared Horstman - Cloverdale OH - 15.344; 6. 91-Ryan Turner - Dunnville ON - 15.395; 7. 28F-Davie Franek - Sussex NJ - 15.403; 8. 91H-Scott Holcomb - North Granby CT - 15.512; 9. 11-Jamie Turner - Caistor Centre ON - 15.582; 10. 35-Jared Zimbardi - Bradford PA - 15.593; 11. 10-Jeff Cook - Antwerp NY - 15.612; 12. 8-Hannah Ferrell - Jarvis ON - 15.741; 13. 81-Derek Jonathan; Lewiston NY - 15.751; 14. 15F-Mike Ferrell - London ON - 16.179; 15. 7-Caleb Wood - London ON - 16.285; 16. 22JR-Al Gilleta Jr. - St. Catharines ON - 16.384; 17. 0-Glenn Styres - Ohsweken ON - 16.399; 18. 45L-Curtis Gartly - Thamesford ON - 16.618; 19. 9B-Scott Burk - Charing Cross ON - 16.928; 20. 21J-John Burbridge Jr. - St. Williams ON - NT

Heat Race 1 [Started] 10 laps - 2:34.392 1. 55-Mark Smith [4]; 2. 10H-Kelly Hebing [2]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [6]; 4. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni [1]; 5. 85-Dustin Daggett [8]; 6. 46C-Ryan Coniam [3]; 7. 2-Dave Axton [5]; 8. 7CS-Dylan Swiernik [9]; 9. 90T-Matt Tanner [7]; 10. 87X-Shone Evans [10]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 10 laps - NT 1. 79-Jordan Thomas [4]; 2. 10B-Mitch Brown [3]; 3. 45-Chuck Hebing [5]; 4. 1-10-Jake Brown [2]; 5. 28-Jordan Poirier [1]; 6. 98-Joe Trenca [7]; 7. 3-Denny Peebles [9]; 8. 5D-Shane Ross [6]; 9. 5JD-Jacob Dykstra [10]; 10. 84-Tyler Rand [8]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 10 laps - NT 1. 28FM-Steve Poirier [2]; 2. 7NY-Matt Farnham [1]; 3. 17M-Max Stambaugh [10]; 4. 13-Cory Turner [3]; 5. 56-Billy VanInwegen Jr [4]; 6. 1-Holly Porter [6]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill [5]; 8. 9-Steve Lyons [8]; 9. 99-John Trenca [9]; 10. (DNF) 28M-Conner Morrell [7]

Heat Race 4 [Started] 10 laps - 2:39.288 1. 49-Scott Kreutter [2]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [4]; 3. 87-Jason Barney [3]; 4. 22P-Jonathan Preston [1]; 5. 88C-Chad Miller [6]; 6. 88H-Josh Hansen [7]; 7. 23-Devon Dobie [5]; 8. 121-Steve Glover [8]; 9. 15-Dan Nanticoke [10]; 10. (DNF) 16L-Roger Levesque [9]

Heat Race 5 [Started] 10 laps - 2:42.631 1. 67X-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 2. 28F-Davie Franek [1]; 3. 0H-Jim Huppunen [4]; 4. 10-Jeff Cook [6]; 5. 17-Jared Horstman [2]; 6. 11-Jamie Turner [5]; 7. 81-Derek Jonathan [7]; 8. 9B-Scott Burk [10]; 9. 7-Caleb Wood [8]; 10. 0-Glenn Styres [9]

Heat Race 6 [Started] 10 laps - 2:45.604 1. 91H-Scott Holcomb [1]; 2. 91-Ryan Turner [2]; 3. 22-Shawn Sliter [3]; 4. 17X-Mack DeMan [4]; 5. 35-Jared Zimbardi [5]; 6. 45L-Curtis Gartly [9]; 7. 8-Hannah Ferrell [6]; 8. 22JR-Al Gilleta JR. [8]; 9. 15F-Mike Ferrell [7]; (DNS) 21J-John Burbridge Jr.

South Coast BBQ Fire Pits Pole Dash [Started] 5 laps - 1:21.369 1. 17M Max Stambaugh [1]; 2. 79 Jordan Thomas [3]; 3. 28FM Steve Poirier [5]; 4. 49 Scott Kreutter [6]; 5. 55 Mark Smith [2]; 6. 67X Parker Price-Miller [4]; 7. 47X Dylan Westbrook [7]; 8. 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. [8]

B-Main [Started] 15 laps - NT 1. 28-Jordan Poirier [14]; 2. 85-Dustin Daggett [2]; 3. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni [7]; 4. 17X-Mack DeMan [4]; 5. 10-Jeff Cook [1]; 6. 22P-Jonathan Preston [8]; 7. 98-Joe Trenca [11]; 8. 1-10-Jake Brown [6]; 9. 90T-Matt Tanner [20]; 10. 56-Billy VanInwegen [10]; 11. 3-Denny Peebles [18]; 12. 87X-Shone Evans [23]; 13. 88C-Chad Miller [5]; 14. 1-Holly Porter [15]; 15. 7CS-Dylan Swiernik [22]; 16. 17-Jared Horstman [13]; 17. 11-Jamie Turner [16]; 18. 46C-Ryan Coniam [17]; 19. 45L-Curtis Gartly [3]; 20. 88H-Josh Hansen [12]; 21. (DNF) 35-Jared Zimbardi [9]; 22. (DNF) 2-Dave Axton [19]; 23. (DNF) 23-Devon Dobie [21]; 24. (DNF) 13 Cory Turner [24]

C-Main [Started] 12 laps - NT 1. 3-Denny Peebles [1]; 2. 2-Dave Axton [6]; 3. 90T-Matt Tanner [17]; 4. 23-Devon Dobie [7]; 5. 7CS-Dylan Swiernik [5]; 6. 87X-Shone Evans [19]; 7. 84-Tyler Rand [22]; 8. 9-Steve Lyons [11]; 9. 81-Derek Jonathan [3]; 10. 7-Caleb Wood [16]; 11. 77X-Alex Hill [8]; 12. 22JR-Allen Gilleta [10]; 13. 15-Dan Nanticoke [12]; 14. 0-Glenn Styres [21]; 15. 15F-Mike Ferrell [18]; 16. 16L-Roger Levesque [20]; 17. (DNF) 5D-Shane Ross [14]; 18. (DNF) 8-Hannah Ferrell [4]; 19. (DNF) 121-Steve Glover [9]; 20. (DNF) 99-John Trenca [15]; (DNS) 9B-Scott Burk; (DNS) 5JD-Jacob Dykstra; (DNS) 28M-Conner Morrell; (DNS) 21-John Burbridge Jr.

Provisional A-Main Starters: Jared Horstman (NRA Sprint Invaders) & Cory Turner (Night Before the Nationals Triple 15 Winner)

Added A-Main Starters: Joe Trenca, Jake Brown, Matt Tanner, Billy VanInwegen ______________________________

Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Cars (37 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 20 laps - NT 1. 4-Jesse Costa [6]; 2. 29-Liam Martin [2]; 3. 1EH-Paul Klager [5]; 4. 08-Steven Beckett [1]; 5. 49L-Lucas Smith [13]; 6. 88H-Josh Hansen [11]; 7. 5-D.J. Christie [4]; 8. 19-Brandon Murrell [20]; 9. 28-Jordan Hill [15]; 10. 50LS-Adrian Stahle [3]; 11. 26X-Terry Baker [21]; 12. 49H-Jerry Hill [8]; 13. 26-John Verney [12]; 14. 70-Baily Heard [23]; 15. 19D-Allan Downey [17]; 16. 69-Joshua Hill [14]; 17. 3B-Blaine Barrow [24]; 18. 24A-A.J. Lewis [19]; 19. 74-Rob Neely [9]; 20. 88-Jesse McDonald [7]; 21. 5D-Jacob Dykstra [18]; 22. 20-Johnny Miller [16]; 23. R52-Ryan Hunsinger [22]; 24. (DNF) MK8-Matthew Hill [10] A-Feature Lap Leaders - Liam Martin (1, 6-12), Steven Beckett (2-5), Jesse Costa (13-20) Hard Charger - Brandon Murrell +12

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps - 02:17.110 1. 50LS-Adrian Stahle [1]; 2. 49H-Jerry Hill [2]; 3. 08-Steven Beckett [7]; 4. 20-Johnny Miller [4]; 5. 24A-A.J. Lewis [5]; 6. R52-Ryan Hunsinger [8]; 7. 1C-Davey Boughton [10]; 8. 51-Trevor Young [6]; 9. 14-Eric Gledhill [9]; 10. (DNF) 14T-Noelle Teal [3]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps - 02:20.124 1. 29-Liam Martin [9]; 2. 74-Rob Neely [1]; 3. 69-Joshua Hill [2]; 4. 49L-Lucas Smith [6]; 5. 19-Brandon Murrell [4]; 6. 70-Baily Heard [3]; 7. 43-Darren Dryden [7]; 8. 9C-Brian Nanticoke [8]; 9. 45-Nick Sheridan [5]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps - NT 1. 5-D.J. Christie [3]; 2. MK8-Matthew Hill, 03:47.186[1]; 3. 1EH-Paul Klager, 03:47.550[9]; 4. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, 03:48.952[2]; 5. 19D-Allan Downey, 03:49.286[6]; 6. 26X-Terry Baker, 03:49.481[8]; 7. 83-Spencer Davis, 03:51.838[7]; 8. 12-Brad Herron, 03:52.031[5]; 9. 69K-Jason Dixon, 03:56.975[4]

Heat Race 4 [Started] 8 laps - 2:16.038 1. 88-Jesse McDonald [2]; 2. 88H-Josh Hansen [1]; 3. 26-John Verney [4]; 4. 28-Jordan Hill [5]; 5. 4-Jesse Costa [9]; 6. 3B-Blaine Barrow [6]; 7. 56-Dereck Lemyre [8]; 8. 38-Derek Miller [7]; (DNS) 5C-Conor Mahoney

B-Main [Started] 12 laps - NT 1. 26X-Terry Baker [2]; 2. R52-Ryan Hunsinger [1]; 3. 70-Baily Heard [6]; 4. 3B-Blaine Barrow [4]; 5. 51-Trevor Young [11]; 6. 43-Darren Dryden [7]; 7. 56-Dereck Lemyre [5]; 8. 1C-Davey Boughton [3]; 9. 45-Nick Sheridan [14]; 10. 14-Eric Gledhill [13]; 11. 83-Spencer Davis [8]; 12. 12-Brad Herron [12]; 13. 38-Derek Miller [10]; 14. 5C-Conor Mahoney [17]; 15. 14T-Noelle Teal [16]; 16. (DNF) 69K-Jason Dixon [15]; 17. (DNF) 9C-Brian Nanticoke [9] ______________________________

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals History The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway's Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

Past Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Winners 2005 Kenny Jacobs - Holmesville, Ohio, USA 2006 Steve Poirier - Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2007 Steve Poirier - Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2008 Wayne Johnson - Mustang, Oklahoma, USA 2009 Shane Stewart - Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2010 Shane Stewart - Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. - Sunnyvale, Texas, USA 2012 Steve Poirier - Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2013 Shane Stewart - Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2014 Jessica Zemken - Sprakers, New York, USA 2015 Bryan Howland - Auburn, New York, USA 2016 Parker Price-Miller - Kokomo, Indiana, USA 2017 Carson Macedo - Lemoore, California, USA 2018 Parker Price-Miller - Kokomo, Indiana, USA 2019 Scott Kreutter - Cheektowaga, New York, USA 2020 ???

About Arrow Express: Arrow Express Sports is a sport and entertainment company dedicated to preserving and teaching Native American Indian sports, culture, music, and languages. Based at the Arrow Express Sports Entertainment Arena, the company owns and operates the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League and the Hamilton Nationals of Major League Lacrosse. Arrow Express owns and operates the multipurpose 3,000 spectator capacity arena which hosts lacrosse, music, and festival events. The mission of Arrow Express Sports is to help children by advocating healthy lifestyle choices. Visit the Arrow Express Sports website at www.aeslacrosse.com.

About Nitro 54 Variety: Located at 919 Brant County Hwy 54, Nitro 54 Variety is a proud sponsor of several race teams at Ohsweken Speedway and a presenting sponsor of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

About Burger Barn: Since opening in 2011 Burger Barn has quickly gained a reputation for large portions, friendly staff, great food, and fair prices. Tips from satisfied customers even led Food Network Canada to feature Burger Barn on their popular "You Gotta Eat Here" series. Burger Barn takes pride in their product, and they never get tired of hearing "That was the best burger I've ever had". Their menu also includes all-day breakfast, wings, chicken burgers, fish and chips, pulled pork, daily specials, and much more! Burger Barn is located at 3000 Fourth Line in Ohsweken, just minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Call them at 519-445-0088 and visit www.BurgerBarn.ca for more information.

About Bradshaw Brothers: Based in Waterford, Ontario, Bradshaw Fuels Limited was founded in 1979. The company's line of business includes the wholesale distribution of petroleum and petroleum products. Call them at 519 443-8611, or visit their website at www.BradshawFuels.com.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken's weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track' annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

Ohsweken Speedway Media Phone: (519) 717-0023 Email: media@ohswekenspeedway.com Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Auto Parts Centres, Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Burger Barn, Case IH O'Neil's Farm Equipment, Core-Mark International, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, EPIC Racewear, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Grisdale Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, McDonald's Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Miska Trailer Factory, Nitro 54 Variety/Club 54 Racing, Pinty's Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks, Strickland's GMC and Victory Gamez.

 

 

McGrath claims crown in Dirt Kings headliner at Plymouth

Miller, Sorce, Schultz earn A-main wins as Kulow, Warner take division titles

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 14, 2019 – Former Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Late Model champion Mitch McGrath of Waukesha continued his recent mastery of The Plymouth Dirt Track by claiming his second straight Dirt Kings Late Model Tour victory and second consecutive PDTR Late Model A-main triumph of the 2019 season at the third-mile clay oval at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 14.

In other A-main action, Adam Miller of Plymouth captured his first career 25-lap Richard’s of Dunbar 360 Sprint Car A-main victory, former PDTR Late Model champ Dan Sorce of West Allis picked up the win in the 25-lap Klips & Tips Grand National A main and Nick Schultz of Beaver Dam triumphed in the 25-lap Cellcom B Mod main event.

In addition, two new PDTR champions were crowned as Tyler Kulow of Plymouth secured his first career Grand National title at Plymouth by edging Luke Scholten of Oostburg by 26 points in the final standings, while Fond du Lac’s Tim Warner wrapped up is first career PDTR B Mod track title by topping Travis Schmidt of Waldo by 24 points.

Outside front row starter Taylor Scheffler of Waukesha outdueled polesitter Troy Springborn of Shawano to lead the opening circuit of 30-lap Discounttowels.com Dirt Kings Late Model Tour A main.

On lap 4, fourth starter Mitch McGrath pulled off a slide job in turn three to work his way into second place. As Scheffler moved out to a solid half-straightaway lead over Springborn, two-time defending Dirt Kings Late Model Tour champion Nick Anvelink of Navarino engaged in an epic, back-and-forth battle with fifth starter Justin Reed of Camp Point, Ill. for fourth beginning on lap 11.

Two laps later, Reed maneuvered past both Anvelink and Springborn to advance to third in the running order as the leaders began to work their way through heavy lapped traffic staring on lap 16.

With six laps to go, Scheffler got briefly pinned behind a pair of lapped cars that were dueling side by side. As Scheffler struggled to dispatch of the slower machine, McGrath moved into striking distance on lap 25, while Anvelink also slipped into the fray to make in a three-way duel for the lead on lap 26.

Anvelink ducked low to briefly steal second from McGrath, who claimed the 2014 PDTR Late model title. However, the 2019 Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association (MLRA) regular powered back around Anvelink one lap later and quickly pulled even with the high-riding Scheffler along the equally fast low line.

Entering turn three on the final circuit, McGrath reeled off a huge slide job, which propelled him into the lead. Scheffler attempted to dive low and race past McGrath going to the checkered flag, but McGrath held on to earn his 13th career PDTR Late Model A-main victory, second straight PDTR Late Model A-main win, fifth overall Dirt Kings Tour A-main win and second consecutive Dirt Kings Late Model Tour main event triumph at Plymouth.

Scheffler had to settle for second, Anvelink took third, Reed wound up fourth and Springborn rounded out the top five in the caution-free event.

“There was some good racing in that one, especially at the end,” McGrath said as he was adorned with the customary Dirt Kings Tour winners crown and cape, while sitting on the A-main victor’s throne in victory lane. “Taylor gave plenty of room to race and it was fun. It does feel good to win after we gave one away at the end to Nick Anvelink at Wilmot Speedway last week. I just got up on the wheel and did my best to make it happen.”

Travis Arenz of Sheboygan jumped into the lead on the opening lap of the 25-lap PDTR Sprint Car A main as third starter Adam Miller moved into second. By lap five, Arenz had built up a half-straightaway cushion over Miller at the front of the field.

As Arenz was setting a blistering pace along the high line of the multi-groove track surface, lapped traffic came into play starting on lap 8. Five laps later, Arenz found himself mired in heavy lapped traffic, which allowed Miller to reduce the gap considerably on lap 15.

After making some impressive moves to work through the slower cars, Arenz was beginning to extend his lead when disaster struck. On lap 23, Arenz tangled with a slower car and flipped hard in turn four. The incident also collected rookie Preston Ruh of Elkhart Lake. Both drivers were forced to retire from the race.

On the restart, 2017 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh lined up directly behind Miller, who had inherited the lead following Arenz departure from the race. McMullen dove low to pull even with Miller in turn two on lap 23. On the next lap, 2018 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Justin Miller of Plymouth hit the wall hard in turn three, which ended his night.

Miller again held off McMullen’s bid for the lead along the low line on the green-white-checkered flag finish to secure his first career A-main victory of any kind in his 12-year racing career, which has spanned multiple Winged and Non-Winged Sprint Car divisions and series at 38 tracks in six different states.

McMullen wound up second, fourth starter Brandon Berth of Cascade placed third, 2011 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Ben Schmidt of Howards Grove charged from his 17th starting spot to place fourth and 12th starter Kevin Karnitz of West Bend placed fifth.

“This has been a lot long time coming,” Adam Miller said in victory lane. “I’ve been working for an A-main for many, many years. What made it even better was holding off the 98 car [Brandon McMullen]. He’s as tough as you get around here. I didn’t need those cautions at the end, but I hit my marks and had good enough restarts to finish it off.”

In the Grand National A main, Dan Sorce got the jump at the drop of the green flag from the pole position followed by third starter Luke Scholten in second and sixth starter Jeff Muehlbauer of Elkhart Lake in third.

On lap 6, the first of three caution flags appeared when Donny Kulow of Elkhart Lake hit the frontstretch wall head on. Damage to the wall forced the race to be red flagged to make repairs to the wall.

When the race resumed, Scholten and Tyler Kulow, who started fifth, waged a side-by-side duel for second starting on lap 6 and continuing over the next seven laps until Scholten finally surged ahead on lap 13 exiting turn two.

Scholten, who entered the night 24 points behind Kulow in the race for the 2019 PDTR Grand National track title, gradually reeled in Sorce over the next eight laps before challenging for the lead with a low move in turn four on lap 21.

On the same lap, the second caution of the race appeared for an infield tire, which had been moved onto the track after contact in turn two. Following the restart, 2008 PDTR Grand National champ Matt Yancey of Sheboygan, who started 12th, used the high groove to move into third on lap 23 before the third caution was displayed for Bruce Troesch’s spun in turn one on lap 23.

On the restart, Yancey powered around Scholten along the cushion on the final circuit to take second behind Sorce, who collected his ninth career PDTR Grand National A-main victory.

Yancey wound up second, Scholten placed third, Kulow wrapped up the 2019 PDTR Grand National championship with a fourth-place showing and 17th starter Dustin Weiss of Iron Ridge placed fifth.

Nick Schultz grabbed the lead of the 25-lap B Mod A main on the opening lap from the pole, followed by outside front row starter Tim Warner, who came into the program with a 16-point lead of Travis Schmidt in the chase for the 2019 PDTR B Mod title.

The first of six cautions in the incident-plagued event appeared on lap 2 when Steve Lorier of Sheboygan and Barrett Hummelmeier of Pardeeville spun out in turn two.

Following the restart, 2018 PDTR B Mod champion Tim Sheppard of Beaver Dam, who started fourth, moved in to take second with a high move on lap 3. The second caution flag was then displayed on lap 5 when Hummelmeier spun again in turn three.

Sheppard and James Rautmann of Howards Grove triggered the third caution flag when they spun in turn one on the ensuing restart attempt. One more caution appeared on the next restart when Lorier and Rautmann got together in turn three.

On lap 7, eighth starter Jeff Steenbergen of Watertown slipped into third before the fifth caution came out when Kyle Odekirk of Plymouth and Tony Gates of Chilton collided in turn two on lap 8.

Steenbergen advanced another spot in the next restart when he moved into second on lap 9 in advance of the sixth and final caution flag for an incident involving Sheboygan Falls drivers Rick Kretschmann and Brian Wieland.

Since the race was nearing the time limit, a single-file restart was incorporated on the ensuing restart, which yielded non-stop racing action for the remaining 16 laps with Nick Schultz pulling away from Steenbergen to collect his second career PDTR B Mod A main victory.

Steenbergen placed second, Warner wrapped up his first PDTR B Mod title with a third-place finish, Barry Maas of Cascade charged up from his 17th starting position to place fourth and 12th starter Justin Bauer of Sheboygan Falls finished fifth.

B-main winners included Ben Schmidt (360 Sprint Car), Turk Letizia of Milwaukee (Dirt Kings Late Model Tour), Dustin Weiss (Grand National) and Barry Maas (B Mod).

A season-high total of 109 cars packed the pit area, including 29 B Mods, 28 360 Sprint Cars, 27 Dirt Kings Late Models and 25 Grand Nationals for the second-to-last PDTR program of the 2019 season, which was presented by Jensen Sales & Service.

The final event of the 2019 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing season will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28. The Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships will serve as the final points night of the season for the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Cars, Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Cars, Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car Series and the Interstate Racing Association Lightning Sprint Cars.

On track-action is set to begin at 5 p.m. with qualifying and racing to follow.

DIRT KINGS LATE MODEL TOUR Date of Race: September 14, 2019 HEAT 1 1, Taylor Scheffler 2, Mark Rose 3, Brett Swedberg 4, Brad Mueller 5, Justin Ritchie 6, Turk Letizia 7, Kyle Raddant 8, Derek Janke 9, Jim Juneau. HEAT 2 1, Troy Springborn 2, Joel Bennett 3, Chris Engels 4, Ron Stroika 5, Joe Bongiorno 6, Tim Buhler 7, Ron Berna 8, Jim Letizia 9, Brian Gerber. HEAT 3 1, Justin Reed 2, Mitch McGrath 3, Nick Anvelink 4, Jim Schmidt 5, Tom Naeyaert 6, Charlie Schmidt 7, Aaron Wickersheim 8, Cody Welch 9, Chad Ludwigson. B MAIN 1, Turk Letizia 2, Kyle Raddant 3, Aaron Wickersheim 4, Charlie Schmidt 5, Derek Janke 6, Cody Welch 7, Jim Letizia 8, Chad Ludwigson 9, Jim Juneau 10, Brian Gerber. A MAIN 1, Mitch McGrath 2, Taylor Scheffler 3, Nick Anvelink 4, Justin Reed 5, Troy Springborn 6, Mark Rose 7, Justin Ritchie 8, Brett Swedberg 9, Brad Mueller 10, Joel Bennett 11, Chris Engels 12, Jim Schmidt 13, Turk Letizia 14, Tom Naeyaert 15, Ron Stroika 16, Joe Bongiorno 17, Charlie Schmidt 18, Kyle Raddant 19, Aaron Wickersheim 20, Jim Letizia 21, Tim Buhler 22, Derek Janke.

RICHARD’S OF DUNBAR 360 SPRINT CAR HEAT 1 1, Nick Daywalt 2, Adam Miller 3, Will Gerrits 4, Kevin Karnitz 5, Jim Melis 6, Bill Taylor 7, Doug Wondra (DNS). HEAT 2 1, Brandon McMullen 2, Tyler Brabant 3, Justin Miller 4, Kurt Davis 5, Jack Vanderboom 6, Chris Larson 7, Blake Wondra. HEAT 3 1, Nich Melis 2, Tim Haddy 3, Travis Arenz 4, Anthony Knierim 5, Scott Conger 6, Sean Rayhall 7, Tyler Tischendorf. HEAT 4 1, Brandon Berth 2, Shane Wenninger 3, Chris Clayton 4, Paul Pokorski 5, Ben Schmidt 6, Tony Wondra 7, Preston Ruh. B MAIN 1, Ben Schmidt 2, Paul Pokorski 3, Tony Wondra 4, Scott Conger 5, Jack Vanderboom 6, Preston Ruh 7, Sean Rayhall 8, Tyler Tischendorf 9, Chris Larson 10, Blake Wondra 11, Bill Taylor 12, Doug Wondra (DNS). A MAIN 1, Adam Miller 2, Brandon McMullen 3, Brandon Berth 4, Ben Schmidt 5, Kevin Karnitz 6, Tyler Brabant 7, Shane Wenninger 8, Kurt Davis 9, Will Gerrits 10, Tim Haddy 11, Anthony Knierim 12, Nick Daywalt 13, Jim Melis 14, Jack Vanderboom 15, Paul Pokorski 16, Chris Clayton 17, Tony Wondra 18, Scott Conger 19, Nich Melis 20, Justin Miller 21, Travis Arenz 22, Preston Ruh.

 

 

Trombley Home Again In Fonda Victory Lane

For Immediate Release by CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Fonda, NY (9/14/19) – The old saying goes, there is no place like home. On Saturday night at the Fonda Speedway Jeff Trombley proved that adage true as the two time and defending CRSA Sprint Car Series champion not only won the battle but the war.

Trombley, of nearby Altamont, won the 20-lap Kennedy’s of Troy 20-lap A-Main event and in doing so, locked up the 2019 overall series championship. The title is his third overall and third consecutive. The event was also the fourth round of the Kennedy’s of Troy Northway-90 Challenge.

The top two drivers in the point standings – Trombley and Darryl Ruggles, led the field to the green flag with Trombley taking the early lead. Trombley held the top spot without much of a challenge until late in the event. That is when sixth place starter Mike Kiser started to close in.

Kiser, a second generation driver out of Cooperstown, New York won the first visit of the CRSA to New York’s oldest track still in operation. Once in the second position, Kiser started to close the 15 plus car length gap on Trombley. With the aid of slower traffic, Kiser pulled right up to the tail tank of Trombley in the late stages of the event and was able to get past for the lead.

Not to be out done, Trombley came right back and regained the top spot. Trombley would hold on for the win over Kiser, Ruggles, Alysha Bay and Dana Wagner. Heat races for the 17 car field were won by Kiser and Ruggles.

Trombley, a two-time Fonda Speedway Modified Track Champion was joined in the field by other former track regulars. Those included fifth place finisher Wagner, seventh place finisher and former two-time Sportsman division champion John Scarborough, Josh Flint (9th) and Link Pettit (17th). Additionally car owners Mike VanDusen (Emily VanInwegen – 10th) and Art Kiser (Dalton Herrick – 11th) were both regulars as drivers at the track.

The Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Award went to Kiser while the Powder Tech Powder Coating Hard Charger Award went to Cory Sparks for the second night in a row. The Maguire Family of Dealerships Magnificent Move of the Race Award went to Trombley. The Prestige Pool and Spa Final Finisher Award went to Matt Priscott while Link Pettit won the Midstate Basement Authorities First Car Out Award.

The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series is back in action on Friday October 11th for the season finale at the Afton Motorsports Park, a part of the Short Track Super Nationals.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, Midstate Basement Authorities, Maguire Family of Dealerships, A-Verdi Storage Containers, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Kennedy’s Towing, Algonkin Motel, Powder Tech Powder Coatings, Magsarus Ingnitions, ProFab Engineering, Just Signs & Designs, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc., Country Service Center.

Round #12– Fonda Speedway (Kennedy’s of Troy Northway-90 Challenge Series) - A-Main Finish (20 Laps) – Jeff Trombley, Mike Kiser, Darryl Ruggles, Alysha Ruggles, Dana Wagner, Johnny Kolosek, John Scarborough, Brett Jaycox, Josh Flint, Emily VanInwegen, Dalton Herrick, Cory Sparks, Justin Mills, Mike VanPelt, Mark Taylor, Matt Priscott, Link Pettit

 

 

Haubstadt Hustler at Tri-State Speedway BRANDEIS Results:

Kyle Cummins remains perfect at Tri-State Speedway scoring $10,000 in 12th Annual Haubstadt Hustler.

Fans saw 31 Brandies Midwest Sprint Car Series and USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series drivers on hand.

Three was the wild number as 3 out of the 4 heat races were won from the 3rd starting spot and Kyle Cummins in the 3R wins from the 3rd starting spot.

Ione, CA native Justin Grant set quick time with a lap of 13.961

CJ Leary from Greenfield, IN Dustin Christie from Washington, IN Kyle Cummins from Princeton, IN Tyler Courtney from Indianapolis, IN won heat races.

Kevin Thomas Jr, Cullman, AL won the B main.

The 40 lap A main set sail on the perfectly manicured racing surface where Kyle Cummins took the lead for good on lap 12 and never looked back leading the final 28 circuits securing the $10,000 payday and remained perfect at Tri-State Speedway winning all 7 non wing events contested so far this season.

 

Heat Race Winners: CJ Leary Dustin Christie Kyle Cummins Tyler Courtney

Feature Results: Kyle Cummins Tyler Courtney CJ Leary Kendall Ruble Chris Windom Critter Malone Chase Stockon Bradley Bacon Brady Short Josh Hodges Stephen Schnapf Max Adams Carson Short Kevin Thomas Jr. Donny Brackett Kent Schmidt Dustin Christie Jason McDougal Brian Karraker Chayse Hayhurst Dakota Jackson Justin Grant Issac Chappele Collin Ambrose Shane Cottle

Couldn’t Start: Brian VanMeveren Aric Gentry Scotty Weir Sam Scott Eric Perrott Ryan Bond

 

 

Championship Night Victories Go To R. Ashley, Campos, Smith, M. Sanders, McDonald, And Cooper

By Ben Deatherage

 Cottage Grove, Oregon- The final night of racing at Cottage Grove Speedway was battled out on Saturday, September 14th. The historic ¼-mile clay oval hosted another full six class-card for the second consecutive night. Divisions in action were the Todd’s Auto Body Sprints, Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds, Late Models, IMCA Sport Mods, Street Stocks, and Hornets.

Melissa Solesbee, from Cottage Grove, was the car to beat early in the Todd’s Auto Body Sprint main. She held the position until getting passed on lap ten by Tanner Holmes. Holmes, of Jacksonville, cruised right along but unfortunately suffered a flat right rear tire and gave the top spot to Ricky Ashley. The Thurston racer, Ashley, held on the rest of the way to close the year out with his first win of the season.

Eugene’s Raquel Ivie ended her night in second while Melissa Solesbee scored a third-place finish. Albany teenager Brody Sim crossed the wire in fourth followed by Scott Fox, of Newberg, in fifth. Junction City’s Shane Forte was crowned the track champion in the division for the second straight season and the third time overall.

Cottage Grove youngster Evan Britton paced the Mohawk Metal IMCA Modified feature for much of the race. Unfortunately, Britton went off of the top on lap eleven, giving the lead to John Campos. Campos held on to the top spot, despite his hood panel folding back and hampering his vision slightly. It was the second straight victory at “the Grove” for the Keizer chauffeur.

Springfield’s Jake Mayden took home second while Bricen James, of Albany, came across the finish line third. James started dead last and tagged the back of the field after finishing second at Willamette Speedway earlier in the night. Otis teenager Eston Whisler ended his weekend fourth while Derick Young, from the Central Oregon city of Hines, placed fifth. Jake Mayden won his second straight track championship in the class.

The Late Models had an action-packed main event. Jimmy Whisler looked to park his mount in victory lane for the second straight night. The Otis racer took control of first place on the opening lap but ended up getting passed on the fourth circuit. Mike Peters, from Cottage Grove, obtained the coveted position and held on to it for some distance.

Peters continued to blaze the trail for the field until lap eight when he has overtaken by Brian Smith Smith, of Sweet Home and racing for car owner Jerry Casey, took over and didn’t look back as he went on to cruise to the winner’s circle. Brian managed to capture his third checkered flag, making him the most winning driver in the division in 2019. He also emerged as the Late Model track champion his third title in three different divisions at three different track.

Teammate Chad Grove, of Bend, posted a second-place finish with Mike Peters taking home a robust third-place result. Longtime Veneta racer Tom Lawson was fourth and Chuck Christian, from Eugene, completed the top five, in fifth.

A wild and crazy IMCA Sport Mod ensued. Tharen Trisell, from Springfield, had a great early run in the first few circuits. Trisell would be overtaken on the fifth lap by K.C. Scott. Scott, also from Springfield, held on the position for a couple of trips past the flag stand before Matt Sanders made a power move around him on lap seven.

Sanders would tame the field the rest of the way. The only thing to slow him down was three restarts, including a massive seven-car pile up on the front stretch. Matt Sanders, of Brookings, went on to win his fifth IMCA Sport Mod race of the season at CGS which made him the most winningest driver in the division.

Jordan Henry, of Roseburg, squeaked by Isaac Sanders, also from Brookings, to end the night third. K.C. Scott was fourth over fifth finishing Steve Hopkins, from Roseburg. Despite getting caught up in the lap eight maelstrom on the front stretch David Schmidt, now living in Roseburg, earned his first career Cottage Grove championship.

Kelly McDonald put in one last dominating shift in the Street Stocks to close the year out. The Cottage Grove veteran, running for car owners Tom and Joan Langan, governed the field the entire distance. He went on to win for the sixth time this year and also put together a clean sweep of the whole weekend. McDonald also earned his first career track championship at CGS after racing at the facility for over three decades.

Eugene’s Adam Applebee was a respectable runner-up while David Schmidt, pulling double duty, placed third. Richard Clink, from Eugene, ended the race fourth with fifth place going to Keizer youngster Anthony Prather.

Lastly, the Hornets had an incredible final race of the campaign. Veneta driver Josh Linville set the tone early by leading the first four laps. He would be overtaken on the fifth circuit by Kerry Cooper, of Cottage Grove. Cooper would battle it out with Pleasant Hill’s Adam Keegan only for Keegan to pass for the lead on lap eight.

Keegan felt a lot of pressure and slipped back to second when Jasper ace Eric Ashley overtook him on the thirteenth lap. Unfortunately, Ashley, racing for car owner Randy Kuhl, lost a tire and wheel on lap sixteen giving the lead back to Keegan. The race for the win came down to the final corner of the final circuit when Kerry Cooper made his way past Keegan for the victory. It is the first time Kerry Cooper has hit pay dirt this year, and he became the sixth different winner in eighteen Hornet.

Adam Keegan was a close second while Isaac Stere, of Cottage Grove, posted an incredible third-place finish. Ricky Ashley, pulling double duty and running for Randy Kuhl, came across the line fourth over fifth finishing Brad Moffett, from Eugene. Moffett may not have won the battle, but he bested the competition as he earned his first track championship.

Cottage Grove Speedway may be complete with racing, but they have one last event on the calendar. Monster Trucks will invade the facility on Friday, September 20th, and Saturday, the 21st. Tuff Trucks and Trash Cars will also be on the card. For more information, log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.

 

 

Andy Forsberg goes big winning both the Sprint Car and Mini Truck features on Ladies Night at Placerville Speedway Dan Jinkerson and Ben Wiesz also share victory lane during championship finale

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – September 14, 2019…Auburn, California’s Andy Forsberg performed a rare double on Saturday at the Placerville Speedway by claiming his 65th career Winged 360 Sprint Car victory at the track, along with his first ever Mini Truck triumph during “Ladies Night” at the races.

Not only did Forsberg accomplish that but he was also able to wrap up his seventh Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car championship on the red clay. It was certainly a strong season for Forsberg and the entire Friends & Family Racing X1 team en route to the title.

Also picking up victories on Saturday were Dan Jinkerson with the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and Ben Wiesz with the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. Nick Baldwin locked up his second Placerville Speedway title with the Pure Stocks, while Ryan Murphy scored his first with the Mini Trucks. With the Dwarf Cars Mike Grenert came out on top of the season-long championship battle that went right down to the wire.

The final 25-lap Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car feature of the season turned out to be a barnburner with 16-year-old Jodie Robinson jumping into the lead at the waving of the green flag. Track prep prior to the main event gave drivers multiple grooves to utilize and the first 18-laps clicked off non-stop in exciting fashion. Andy Forsberg took over second from Tony Gualda on lap four and then inched in on Robinson as traffic came into play.

The solid crowd on hand was treated to some fantastic racing in lapped traffic between the youngster Robinson and the veteran Forsberg. “Mr. Excitement” threw everything he had at her trying high and low, but the daughter of multi-time track champ David Robinson Jr. kept him at bay each time. The complexion of the race changed with 18 laps down however, when Robinson and a lapped car made contact. It sent both spinning, but the Roseville driver kept going to maintain the lead as the caution waved for the stalled car.

On the restart Forsberg blasted around the high side of the speedway to take over the lead from Robinson that he would never relinquish. The 43-year-old future Hall of Famer pulled away from the field and crossed under the Ron Stahl checkered for his seventh overall Placerville Speedway triumph of the year. Gualda and Robinson began to mix it up after the restart with the Hollister driver eventually getting the better of it to tally a second-place finish and match his career best result at the track.

Elk Grove veteran Bobby McMahan came on strong over the final laps to narrowly beat out Robinson for third at the stripe, with Roseville’s Sean Becker in fifth. Completing the top-10 were Justin Sanders, Blake Carrick, Shane Hopkins, Steven Tiner and Kalib Henry. A strong field of 34 Sprint Cars were in action getting ready for next week’s Nor-Cal Posse Shootout.

The win column with the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks this year has been dominated by Dan Jinkerson and that continued Saturday. Jinkerson fought his way to the front early on but did feel pressure from John Ewing after a handful of laps. Ewing kept pace but would get into a spin that relegated him to the rear of the field. As the laps wound down Nick Baldwin found a nice groove to close in on Jinkerson and keep him honest up front. The lead duo got closer and closer but Jinkerson hung on to grab his ninth victory of the season.

The triumph for Jinkerson was also magic number 30 in his career at the Placerville Speedway, which ranks fourth all-time in the division. Baldwin crossed the stripe in second and wrapped up his second career track championship. Along the way he picked up a pair of wins and several consistent finishes. Kevin Jinkerson, Ewing and this season’s Rookie of the Year Jesse “The Savage” Bryant rounded out the top-five during the season finale for the Pure Stocks. Jay Bryant, Randy Sargent, Ken Bernstein, Chris Hanson and Aaron Taylor filled out the top-10.

As noted, Andy Forsberg was not only locked in a championship battle with the Sprint Cars, but he also took the time to make his Mini Truck debut. He started from the pole in the 20-lapper that ran the opposite direction like usual and quickly jumped into the lead. Nothing came easy however, as point leader Ryan Murphy and Chris Curtiss applied heavy pressure to the rear of the No. 61 truck that Forsberg wheeled. A good, hard fought and competitive race saw Forsberg cross the checkered in first over Murphy, Aaron Rupley, Tom Stanwood and Curtiss. Murphy’s runner up effort allowed him to lock up the track title for 2019.

The visiting Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association provided an entertaining 20-lap main event that saw several movers and shakers during it. Mike Grenert and Tim Fitzpatrick shared the front row and battled hard early on with Kevin Bender looking to join the mix. Ben Wiesz showed his muscle though and charged to the front of the pack in impressive fashion. Ryan Winter also ran the high scary side and thrilled the fans all night long.

Up front Wiesz never faltered however and drove off to record victory during the final point race of the season for the Dwarf Cars. Grenert came home in second and locked up the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association championship. Winter, Fitzpatrick and Mike Reeder completed the top-five. Rounding out the top-10 in the feature were Bender, Shawn Whitney, Jeremy Blackshire, Josh Wiesz and Dan Geil. The division will now get ready for the always big Dwarf Car Nationals in Marysville next weekend.

Full results from the night can be viewed at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1726887?fbclid=IwAR1Vaf2pCLtOB-M-5Lahk37pw7QwEpNcZLtH3ozF89wY9c19Dvv63Rhbiw4

The Placerville Speedway now gears up for one of the biggest events of the season this coming Friday and Saturday with the third annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout ready to hit the quarter-mile. Winged 360 Sprint Cars and the BCRA Midget Lites are on the docket both nights, with a post-race taco party on tap following Friday’s action.

 

 

Zach Blurton Wins Soderberg Memorial Again as Clay Sellard, Blaine Walt, Chris Oliver and Tathan Burkhart take DCRP Wins as Well!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 14, 2019) – Zach Blurton notched his third career Soderberg win by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s 25-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car vs. United Rebel Sprint series that capped the night’s Seventh Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

While Blurton finished out the regular season with his first DCRP win of the year, other Soderberg winners included Clay Sellard in IMCA Modifieds, Blaine Walt in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Chris Oliver in IMCA Stock Cars and Tathan Burkhart in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

In the 25-lap DCRP Sprint Car vs. URSS feature event, Great Bend’s Zach Blurton made the most of his first outing aboard Jeff Stefonick’s J&K Trucking No. 11c Sprint Car. It was third Soderberg win and second in a row.

Blurton gunned into the lead from the pole position and led throughout to finish off his URSS championship campaign. Blurton kept Luke Cranston at bay all the way as Ness City native Cranston finished off his 2019 DCRP Sprint Car championship aboard the Myers-powered Mid-America Millwright No. 49x Schnee.

Behind the lead duo, several drivers held down the show position along the way including Ty Williams in the early going and then Taylor Velasquez briefly before Fairview, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens took command of the position at the midway point and held it the rest of the way.

In his first DCRP start since a grinding crash on May 4, Colorado’s Buddy Tubbs climbed from tenth to capture fourth with Jordan Knight rounding out the top five. Ray Seemann raced from 14th to sixth with Steven Richardson, Aric Sooter, J.D. Johnson and Jeremy Huish completing the top ten.

The feature event was interrupted twice by red flag stoppages. The first occurred when early contender Ty Williams got upside down after a dozen laps with the other flying two circuits later when Jed Werner got upside down in a melee that also eliminated Kade Hagans, Brian Herbert and Kris Moore.

Williams, Hagans and Cranston topped heat race action with Herbert wining the “B” Main.

In the 20-lap IMCA Modified main event, Bucklin’s Clay Sellard needed just a handful of laps to race from seventh into the lead en route to his fourth DCRP score of the year.

It was enough to eliminate William Nusser’s lead in the title chase as the Larned racer took the championship by 16 points over Sellard.

While Sellard cruised out front, Brendon Gemmill worked into second but was unable to mount a challenge. His father, Troy Gemmill, rallied from 14th to claim third with Brandon Conkwright and Daniel Gottschalk rounding out the top five.

The 20-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature resulted in another racer scoring his first DCRP win of 2019 as Collyer’s Blain Walt made what proved to be the race-winning pass as the white flag flew.

While Walt became the seventh Sport Modified winner of the season at DCRP, Woodward’s Jeff Kaup finished off his sixth track championship in seven years with a sixth-place finish.

After racing from the tail to win his heat race, Walt had his work cut out for him when he got collected in an opening round of the 20-lapper.

With Walt restating deep in the pack, Shannon Maughlin gunned into the lead from the front row outside and led the way for more than 18-and-a-half laps only to have Walt work by on the middle of the track exiting turn four with the white flag in sight.

Walt went on to take the checkered ahead of Maughlin with Mike Lunow, Kyle Wiens and Brian May in the top five.

Like Blurton in the Sprint Cars, Ulysses native Chris Oliver made it two Soderberg wins in a row by topping the 20-lap IMCA Stock Car feature and he had to make the race-winning move on two separate occasions.

After starting fifth, Oliver got to third as Troy Burkhart and Angel Munoz battled side-by-side for the lead. Oliver made a slick move into the lead on the bottom exiting turn four on the 13th round only to have the pass negated by a caution.

Oliver bounced right back, recapturing the lead on the 15th lap and then fending off the Bauer duo of Will and Dalton for the win. Lamar, Colorado’s Angel Munoz finished off his championship season with a fourth-place finish while Ondre Rexford rounded out the top five.

Hays’ Tathan Burkhart raced from eighth to capture his sixth IMCA Hobby Stock win in the 20-lap main event.

After Dion Priddy led the early circuits, Burkhart emerged from a five-car duel to take command a dozen laps and then held off Reagan Sellard to secure the win. Sellard earned his third consecutive track championship with the runner-up finish with Duane Wahrman, Matt O’Hair and Brian Stitch also among the top five.

After Sunday’s eighth and final round of Little DCRP action featuring Micro Sprint and Karts on the 1/7-mile clay oval that gets under way at 4:00 p.m., Dodge City Raceway Park wraps up the 2019 season with next weekend’s World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars “Boot Hill Showdown” atop the 3/8-mile clay oval on Friday and Saturday (September 20-21).

Dodge City Raceway Park – Seventh Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Night

September 14, 2019 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS):

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 911-Ty Williams, 2. 10-Jordan Knight, 3. 9d-Lance Davis, 4. 11c-Zach Blurton, 5. 0-Steven Richardson, 6. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 7. 98-J.D. Johnson, 8. 13-Alexander Ort, 9. 24-Cody Hays.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 17x-Kade Hagans, 2. 224-Aric Sooter, 3. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 4. 50-Jed Werner, 5. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 6. 97-Brian Herbert, 7. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 8. 1x-Cody Lampe, 9. 29-Dalton Webb.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 49x-Luke Cranston, 2. 48-Jake Martens, 3. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 4. 49-Kris Moore, 5. 72-Ray Seemann, 6. 11k-Tyler Knight, 7. 17-Todd Plemons, 8. 74v-Howard Van Dyke.

“B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 97-Brian Herbert, 2. 72-Ray Seemann, 3. 98-J.D. Johnson, 4. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 5. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 6. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 7. 11k-Tyler Knight, 8. 13-Alexander Ort, 9. 17-Todd Plemons, 10. 29-Dalton Webb, 11. 74v-Howard Van Dyke, 12. 24-Cody Hays, 13. 9d-Lance Davis, 14. 1x-Cody Lampe (DNS).

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 11c-Zach Blurton, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 48-Jake Martens, 4. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 5. 10-Jordan Knight, 6. 72-Ray Seemann, 7. 0-Steven Richardson, 8. 224-Aric Sooter, 9. 98-J.D. Johnson, 10. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 11. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 12. 11k-Tyler Knight, 13. 13-Alexander Ort, 14. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 15. 17x-Kade Hagans, 16. 97-Brian Herbert, 17. 50-Jed Werner, 18.49-Kris Moore, 19. 911-Ty Williams, 20. 51r-Ross Essenburg.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 66d-Dylan Sherfick, 2. 24c-Brandon Conkwright, 3. 27-Grant Florence, 4. 27n-Angel Munoz, 5. 721-Troy Gemmill, 6. 7s-David Solberg, 7. 3h-Ryan Heger, 8. 87-Rich Tegethoff, 9. K17-Ryan Keller.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 57-Joel Lane, 2. 1n-Nick Link, 3. 7n-William Nusser, 4. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 5. 22T-Trent Gray, 6. 98-Danny Keller, 7. 3c-Casey Joe Gemmill, 8. D14-Derek Dechant, 9. 94-Jim Graves.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 85c-Clay Sellard, 2. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 3. 25-Tom Beavers, 4. 2L-Tracy Link, 5. 16-Kevin Gray, 6. 3d-Daniel Gottschalk, 7. 201-Nate Ginest, 8. 01-Jesse Smith.

“B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 3d-Daniel Gottschalk, 2. 721-Troy Gemmill, 3. 201-Nate Ginest, 4. 22T-Trent Gray, 5. 3h-Ryan Heger, 6. 16-Kevin Gray, 7. 01-Jesse Smith, 8. 7s-David Solberg, 9. 98-Danny Keller, 10. 94-Jim Graves, 11. 87-Rich Tegethoff, 12. K17-Ryan Keller, 13. D14-Derek Dechant, 14. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 85c-Clay Sellard, 2. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 3. 721-Troy Gemmill, 4. 24c-Brandon Conkwright, 5. 3d-Daniel Gottschalk, 6. 7n-William Nusser, 7. 66d-Dylan Sherfick, 8. 27n-Angel Munoz, 9. 201-Nate Ginest, 10. 25-Tom Beavers, 11. 01-Jesse Smith, 12. 16-Kevin Gray, 13. 3h-Ryan Heger, 14. 22T-Trent Gray, 15. 7s-David Solberg, 16. 57-Joel Lane, 17. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 18. 1n-Nick Link, 19. 2L-Tracy Link, 20. 27-Grant Florence.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 14w-Blaine Walt, 2. 44-Mike Lunow, 3. 37-Bart Baker, 4. 9-Monty Nordyke, 5. 8-Brian May, 6. 10-Alex Wiens, 7. 28k-Ryan Kirchoff.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 2. 92-Jeff Kaup, 3. 01-Kent Lampe, 4. 18-Kyle Wiens, 5. 56m-Mike Appel, 6. 9jr-Brendyn Nordyke, 7. 22ss-Shay Simoneau.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 14w-Blaine Walt, 2. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 3. 44-Mike Lunow, 4. 18-Kyle Wiens, 5. 8-Brian May, 6. 92-Jeff Kaup, 7. 9jr-Brendyn Nordyke, 8 18-Kyle Wiens, 9. 22ss-Shay SImoneau, 10. 28k-Ryan Kirchoff, 11. 56m-Mike Appel, 12. 01-Kent Lampe, 13. 37-Bart Baker, 14. 9-Monty Nordyke (DQ).

IMCA Stock Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 2m-Angel Munoz, 2. 57-Dalton Bauer, 3. 16-Will Bauer, 4. 54p-Kyle Pfeifer 5. 89-Gregg Schell, 6. 20m-Perry Misner, 7. 11-Ron Rich, 8. 97x-Ondre Rexford.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 2. 3-Chris Oliver, 3. 95-Tyler Tipton, 4. F0-Anthony Finch, 5. 22-Donald Kaup, 6. 33-Marlin Hogie, 7. 21-Josh Siebert, 8. 25p-Mike Petersilie.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 3-Chris Oliver, 2. 16-Will Bauer, 3. 57-Dalton Bauer, 4. 2m-Angel Munoz, 5. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 6. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 7. 20m-Perry Misner, 8. 11-Ron Rich, 9. 22-Donald Kaup, 10. 33-Marlin Hogie, 11. F0-Anthony Finch, 12. 21-Josh Siebert, 13. 54p-Kyle Pfeifer, 14. 89-Gregg Schell, 15. 95-Tyler Tipton, 16. 25p-Mike Petersilie.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 2. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 3. 250-Tathan Burkhart, 4. 21-Brian Stitch, 5. 57-Chad Kelley, 6. 24b-Sheri Berger, 7. 5s-Derrick Sprott, 8. 83-Ryan Swinney.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 2. D68-Dion Priddy, 3. 81-Skeets Salazar, 4. 18m-Austin Meis, 5. 7-Tom Reed, 6. 22-David Burrow, 7. 19-Brett Copeland.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 250-Tathan Burkhart, 2. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 3. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 4. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 5. 21-Brian Stitch, 6. D68-Dion Priddy, 7. 18m-Austin Meis, 8. 7-Tom Reed, 9. 57-Chad Kelley, 10. 24b-Sheri Berger, 11. 19-Brett Copeland, 12. 81-Skeets Salazar, 13. 5s-Derrick Sprott, 14. 83-Ryan Swinney (DNS), 15. 22x-David Burrow (DQ).

 

 

Grube scores first win of 2019

Dave Grube alluded to his tough 2019 season (“We tore up a bunch of cars this year.”) and his father’s resolve that the team “finish the season strong.”

Fortunately, he was able to relate those comments from Victory Lane at Williams Grove Speedway.

Grube made a fourth-lap pass to take the lead from one of the late season’s hottest drivers, rookie Garrett Bard, and held off challengers including another strong rookie, Dylan Proctor (second in national IMCA rookie points) and “Iceman” Ken Duke (IMCA/RaceSaver national points leader) to claim his first win in more than a year in the 20-lap PASS feature.

The York Haven driver last put his Spearhead Rentals/MAN Contracting/Chiropractic Athletic #3D in the winner’s circle at BAPS Motor Speedway on August 18, 2018.

Proctor matched his career-best finish from July 26 at Clinton County Motor Speedway near his home of Lock Haven. His Randy Sterling Trucking/M. Teats Transport/Sprint Fleet Services #92 actually traded positions with Grube in the opening laps. Duke, who had won his heat race in his Fairfield Chevrolet/Apache Tree Service/sprintcarunlimited.com #67, drew 12th starting position for the feature but charged to third and fell just a few laps short.

Defending PASS Champion “Zach Daddy” Newlin came home fourth, followed by Devin Adams, who came from 16th starting position to claim fifth.

That finish gave Adams the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Hard Charger Award for advancing 11 positions. His higher overall finish was the tie-breaker for the award with Erin Statler, who also advanced 11 spots from 23rd starting position to 12th.

Rounding out the Top 10 for the feature were Ryan Lynn, Scott Lutz, Jeff Geiges, Kassidy Kreitz and Scott Ellerman.

Pole-sitter Bard had just lost third place to Duke on lap 12 when he experienced sudden electrical problems and slowed in turn 2. With no place to go, fifth-running Drew Ritchey hit the side of Bard’s car and then collected Doug Dodson, who was in sixth. All three cars retired from the race.

Heat races for the 35 PASS sprinters on hand went to Bard, Proctor, Ritchey and Duke, with Keith Prutzman taking the B-Main. With the large field and the need to finish in the top three of a heat to qualify for the feature re-draw, there were some impressive charges to the front: Geiges came from 9th to 2nd in his heat, and Dodson advanced from 8th to 3rd. Steve Surniak (who had come all the way from North Carolina), advanced from 11th to 2nd in the B-Main.

Larry McVay cleared the fence in turns 1 & 2 in warm-ups. His car landed upright and did not flip, but the damage sidelined the New Jersey racer for the night.

The PASS racers continue their weekend action tonight (Saturday) at Selinsgrove Speedway, supporting the $20,000-to-win Jim Nace Memorial for 410 sprints. Race time is 7:00 p.m.

Results from Williams Grove Speedway Friday, September 13

HEAT 1 – 1. 95-Garrett Bard; 2. 7-Ben McCall; 3. 33-Scott Lutz; 4. 26-Ryan Lynn; 5. 56-Jake Frye; 6. 13-Kurt Knepper; 7. 54M-Todd Lynn; 8. 88-Fred Arnold; 9. 24L-Danny Leaper.

HEAT 2 – 1. 92-Dylan Proctor; 2. 77J-Jeff Geiges; 3. 97-Kenny Heffner; 4. 5-John Walp; 5. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 6. 28-Keith Prutzman; 7. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 8. 50-Jay Krout (DNF); 9. 83-Larry McVay (DNS).

HEAT 3 – 1. 880-Drew Ritchey; 2. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 3. 20-Doug Dodson; 4. 55-Dom Melair; 5. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 6. 69-Landon Price; 7. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 8. 1ST-Steve Surniak; 9. 69M-Eric Mathiot (DNF).

HEAT 4 – 1. 67-Ken Duke; 2. 3D-Dave Grube; 3. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 4. 99A-Devin Adams; 5. 94D-Logan Diehl; 6. 2-Erin Statler; 7. 99-George Riden; 8. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski.

B-MAIN – 1. 28-Keith Prutzman; 2. 1ST-Steve Surniak; 3. 2-Erin Statler; 4. 99-George Riden; 5. 69-Landon Price; 6. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 7. 88-Fred Arnold; 8. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 9. 54M-Todd Lynn; 10. 13-Kurt Knepper; 11. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 12. 50-Jay Krout (DNF); 13. 69M-Eric Mathiot (DNF); 14. 24L-Danny Leaper (DNS).

FEATURE – 1. 3D-Dave Grube; 2. 92-Dylan Proctor; 3. 67-Ken Duke; 4. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 5. 99A-Devin Adams; 6. 26-Ryan Lynn; 7. 33-Scott Lutz; 8. 77J-Jeff Geiges; 9. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 10. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 11. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 12. 2- Erin Statler; 13. 94D-Logan Diehl; 14. 1ST-Steve Surniak; 15. 56-Jake Frye; 16. 5-John Walp; 17. 55-Dom Melair; 18. 97-Kenny Heffner; 19. 99-George Riden; 20. 95-Garrett Bard (DNF); 21. 880-Drew Ritchey (DNF); 22. 20-Doug Dodson (DNF); 23. 28-Keith Prutzman (DNF); 24. 7-Ben McCall (DNF). DNS – 69-Landon Price; 1R-Christian Rumsey; 88-Fred Arnold; 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 54M-Todd Lynn; 13-Kurt Knepper; 31-Donnie Hendershot; 50-Jay Krout; 69M-Eric Mathiot; 24L-Danny Leaper; 83-Larry McVay.

 

 

CHAD RUHLMAN TAKES NIGHT 2 OF THE "EMPIRE STATE CLASSIC" FOR THE SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CARS; RUHLMAN NOW 3-FOR-3 IN "BONNELL'S ROD SHOP "TOPLESS NATIONALS" EVENTS AT GENESEE

September 14, 2019 (By Mike Leone)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Batavia, NY)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance headed to Genesee Speedway on Saturday for their first appearance of the season. It was night one of the third annual "Topless Nationals", which the RUSH Sprints have now been part of each of the last two years. Night two of the three-night "Empire State Classic" attracted 17 cars, which was a record for the state of New York for the second-year division.

Chad Ruhlman got by rookie Matt Sherlock III on the opening lap then withstood a side-by-side early race battle from fourth starting Brandon Blackshear before pulling away for the 20-lap feature win. The $800 victory was Ruhlman's ninth of the season in Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series competition. Ruhlman is now three-for-three in the "Topless Nationals" events at Genesee and will look for the sweep for the second straight year on Sunday night.

"It turned out real racey tonight- hats off to the track crew," acknowledged the 42-year-old Bemus Point, NY native who now calls Erie, Pa. home. "This is a fun place. It was a great night and this really helped out our championship efforts. We turn in our best 12 finishes and this is win number nine so I'd like to add a few more before the year is over. Hopefully we can do it again tomorrow. I couldn't do this without Shawn and Jenny (Nielson), my girlfriend Jenn, Kevin's mom Katrina for putting up with all the travel we do, and my daughter Katelyn out here pushing us around."

Brad Blackshear spun on the bottom of turn one on the opening lap to bring out the only caution of the not only the feature, but the only caution in two nights of the "Empire State Classic" including warm-ups, four heat races, and two 20-lap features! Once racing got going, Brad's brother Brandon made a nice move to go from fourth to second on the first lap. Blackshear had a good run on the bottom as he pulled even with Ruhlman, who was running the top. The two ran side-by-side for two laps before Ruhlman broke free on lap four.

Sixth starting Jeremy Weaver gained two spots on the first circuit then joined the battle for second as he got by Kevin Ruhlman for third on lap four. Weaver hounded Blackshear lap after lap before finally getting under and by the older Blackshear brother down the backstretch and entering turn three on lap 11. Two laps later, Kevin Ruhlman made the pass of Blackshear for third.

Once Weaver got clear of Blackshear, he was able to cut into Chad Ruhlman's lead, but without any cautions he'd run out of laps as Ruhlman's Callahan Water Hydraulics/Wicked Wrenches/Kelly Frederes Auto Repair/Close Racing Supply/North Star Unlimited/5th St. Sunoco/Jen's Pink Zebra/Ruhlman Race Cars/Premier Communications-sponsored #87R took his 24th career RUSH Sprint victory by 2.226 seconds.

Weaver takes over the "Empire State Classic" points lead presented by CNC Specialties, Intense Fab & Design, and Pace Performance. Weaver has now finished second four time this season as he continues to be close at his first career Sprint win. Chad's son Kevin Ruhlman, who won the opening heat race, was third for the third time this season matching his career best Sprint finish.

Blackshear held off a charging Steve Pedley and Zach Morrow for fourth. Pedley, who started eighth, recorded his first top five of the season as he entered the night with four seventh place finishes. Heat two winner, Shawn Smith, finished seventh. Pole-sitter Sherlock dropped to eighth at the finish. Friday night's Ransomville winner, Brian Woodhall, advanced from 12th to ninth as Andy Feil completed the top 10.

The "Empire State Classic" will wrap up on Sunday with night three right back at Genesee. Racing is set for 4 p.m. Next weekend will be a doubleheader of Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series action with Friday night (September 20) at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio followed by Saturday night at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa.

Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Cars Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Race #16 (20 laps, $800 to-win): 1. CHAD RUHLMAN (87R) 2. Jeremy Weaver (Hull 41) 3. Kevin Ruhlman (23) 4. Brandon Blackshear (10) 5. Steve Pedley (21) 6. Zach Morrow (27) 7. Shawn Smith (36) 8. Matt Sherlock III (55) 9. Brian Woodhall (8B) 10. Andy Feil (Mahoney/Eckart 9J) 11. Arnie Kent (18) 12. Brad Church (40) 13. Dave Hawkins (27) 14. Tyler Powell (35) 15. Nolan Groves (25) 16. Brian Hartzell (69) 17. Brad Blackshear (19).

RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC & Pace Performance along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Trailer-Alarms.com, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, and Valley Fashions.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints

 

 

Foos gets Fremont win but Kofoid wins track title; Roepke earns 305 victory with Ivy claiming championship, Brewer wins trucks while Valenti scores title

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - DJ Foos did all he could to try and claim the Fremont Speedway 410 track title Saturday, Sept. 14. He won the his second straight feature but it wasn't enough to overtake Penngrove, California's Michael "Buddy" Kofoid for the track title. Because Foos scored the win, Kofoid had to finish third or better to lock up his first ever championship and he did just that...finished third, to take the title by two points on Fremont Federal Credit Union Night.

For Foos, his fourth victory of the season and 15th of his career at "The Track That Action Built" was tempered with the fact he just missed winning the track title, after already claiming the Attica Raceway Park and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group championships.

"I gave it everything I had. We won the race...I knew if I won the race he (Kofoid) would have to take care of the rest. Hats off to the Linders and Buddy Kofoid. It feels good to win but man I really wanted that trifecta. We definitely have something to go off of for next year. Mikey had the car pretty good. I felt like I could go any where. I couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity this year the Burmeisters have given to me," said Foos beside his Jet Express/CR Juices/Crown Battery/Greer Automotive/Burmeister Trophy/KS Sales & Service/Kistler Racing Products/Kistler Engines/NAPA Auto Parts/Dave Story Equipment/Minor Customs/Berryman Shocks backed machine.

"I wish it didn't have to come down to being that close. It's stressful and I hate playing points like that. DJ and his crew have the best car at Fremont. We got a little bit better tonight in the slick. Hats off to DJ and his crew, they did all they could do. The 410 championship is pretty cool. I can't thank Ed Neumeister enough and Ray Brooks with Gill Construction and CK Plumbing and all the Linders and everyone who makes this car what it is," said Kofoid

Elmore, Ohio's Alvin Roepke took the lead with just five laps to go in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 feature and drove to his seventh career victory at Fremont Speedway.

With his fourth place finish, Fremont's John Ivy claimed his second straight 305 track championship. It is Ivy's eighth total track title as he has three 410 championships, four 305 titles and a dirt truck championship.

"Don't ever leave me an inch because I'll take a mile and he (Brandon Riehl) left just enough space in one for me to get under him. When track gets slick like this it's just patience, patience, patience. My brother has the car running pretty good and he and Chad make a big difference," said Roepke beside his NAPA Auto Parts/Crown Battery backed #99.

"We're still having fun! I'm glad Alvin and those guys finally got a win there. I was just kind of running around there. I think we should have kept the tire on we had in the heat race. We won some races this year. Last year we won the track championship and didn't win a race," said Ivy.

Fostoria, Ohio's Kent Brewer had to hold of a last lap charge by Brad Mitten to score his seventh career dirt truck feature win at Fremont Speedway. With his sixth place finish Fostoria, Ohio's Shawn Valenti wrapped up his second career track championship.

"It's been a long summer. Brad's been fast last couple of weeks. We finally got one done. I want to say thanks to everyone who comes out here every week and supports this speedway and everyone who works hard at this track and all my family and friends," said Brewer beside his Kent's Transmissions/Fremont Fence backed machine.

"We got behind the eight ball right from the get-go with a bad pill draw and a tough heat race. And all these guys are getting faster but it's pretty awesome to get another championship here. I have to thank the Babcocks for everything they do for me," said Valenti of his track title.

Caleb Griffith and Gary Taylor brought the field to green for the 30 lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 feature with Griffith gaining the advantage over Taylor, Foos, Craig Mintz, Kofoid and Nate Dussel. Following a lap two caution, Griffith once again pulled away as Taylor had his hands full with Foos who eventually took the runner-up spot two laps later.

While Griffith was glued to the bottom, Foos was able to make up ground quickly using the middle line and took the lead on lap nine. Kofoid used lapped traffic to take third on lap 13 just before the caution flew. With a clear track Foos pulled away on the restart over Griffith, Kofoid, Taylor, Mintz and Stuart Brubaker.

Foos built up a four second lead with 10 laps to go while Griffith held off Kofoid with Dussel closing. A final caution flew with five laps to go, but Foos was too strong on the restart to pull away for the win over Griffith, Kofoid, Dussel and Taylor.

In the 25 lap 305 feature, Brandon Riehl jumped into the early lead from his pole starting position with Valenti, Matt Foos, Ivy, Roepke and Steve Rando giving chase. Foos took second on lap two with Ivy grabbing third a circuit later. Roepke drove into third on lap five and closed quickly on Foos, taking the runner-up spot on lap eight.

Riehl had built a 1.7 second lead by lap nine but Roepke started to take big bites out of that advantage and raced to Riehl's outside as they encountered lapped traffic with 11 laps to go. Behind the battle for the lead, Foos and Ivy were going at it for third. With five laps to go Riehl slipped off the bottom every so slightly entering turn one and Roepke pounced to grab the lead. Foos drove into second with three to go but could not reel in Roepke who drove to the win. Riehl, Ivy and Valenti rounded out the top five.

Brewer jumped into the lead at the drop of the green for the 20-lap dirt truck feature with Jim McGrath, Dustin Keegan, Dan Hennig and Cory McCaughey giving chase. Keegan too second a lap later while McGrath, Hennig, McCaughey, Keith Sorg and 12th starter Mitten waged a war for third.

Following a couple of cautions with two laps scored, Brewer began to pull away once the green came back out, building his lead to 3.7 seconds with five laps to go. Meanwhile, Keegan now had his hands full with a closing Mitten as Hennig, McCaughey, McGrath continued to entertain with their battle for fourth.

With three laps to go Mitten had chocked a full second off of Brewer's lead when the caution flew. On the restart Mitten drove to Brewer's outside but could not make the pass. Coming to the checkers, Mitten gave it one last shot but Brewer held on to win by half a truck length, Keegan, Hennig and McGrath rounded out the top five.

Fremont Speedway will close out the season with a double-header, Friday and Saturday Sept. 20 and 21 for the 12th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic featuring the FAST 410 Sprint Series. Friday night will reward the 410 feature winner $3,000 with the 305s going for $1,000 to win with the trucks also in action on All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night. Saturday on Kear's Speed Shop Night, the 410 winner will take home $10,000 with the 305s once again battling for $1,000 to win with the trucks also in action.

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

About Fremont Federal Credit Union - www.fremontfcu.com

Fremont Federal Credit Union is not just another community financial institution. We are a financial cooperative made up of members sharing a common bond - membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in all of Sandusky and Ottawa Counties and parts of Seneca and Wood Counties. We've been around since 1946 and have steadily built a strong reputation in Sandusky County for great service, low loan rates, higher than market deposit rates and payroll deduction.

Fremont Speedway Fremont Federal Credit Union Night Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 [*] indicates starting position

410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying 1.1-Nate Dussel, 15.262; 2.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 15.511; 3.16-DJ Foos, 15.533; 4.14-Chad Wilson, 15.770; 5.09-Craig Mintz, 15.807; 6.8M-TJ Michael, 15.811; 7.1st-Gary Taylor, 15.824; 8.22B-Ryan Broughton, 15.859; 9.33W-Caleb Griffith, 15.910; 10.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 15.982; 11.35-Stuart Brubaker, 16.012; 12.2L-Landon LaLonde, 16.035; 13.2+-Brian Smith, 16.095; 14.066-Trey Jacobs, 16.147; 15.27W-Ty Williams, 16.235; 16.27K-Brad Lamberson, 16.600; 17.27X-Boston Mead, 16.624; 18.11E-Ed Neumeister, 16.824; 19.10S-Jay Steinebach, 17.082; 20.23X-Chris Andrews, 17.356; 21.23P-Darren Pifer, 99.990;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 2. 1st-Gary Taylor[2] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 4. 14-Chad Wilson[3] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 6. 27K-Brad Lamberson[6] ; 7. 10S-Jay Steinebach[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[4] ; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton[2] ; 5. 066-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 6. 23X-Chris Andrews[7] ; 7. 27X-Boston Mead[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 2. 33W-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 3. 2L-Landon Lalonde[1] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[3] ; 5. 11E-Ed Neumeister[6] ; 6. 27W-Ty Williams[5] ; 7. 23P-Darren Pifer[7]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 2. 33W-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[5] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[6] ; 5. 1st-Gary Taylor[2] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[12] ; 7. 066-Trey Jacobs[14] ; 8. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 10. 27K-Brad Lamberson[16] ; 11. 2+-Brian Smith[13] ; 12. 22B-Ryan Broughton[11] ; 13. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 14. 14-Chad Wilson[10] ; 15. 27X-Boston Mead[20] ; 16. 2L-Landon Lalonde[9] ; 17. 10S-Jay Steinebach[19] ; 18. 27W-Ty Williams[18] ; 19. 23X-Chris Andrews[17] ; 20. 11E-Ed Neumeister[15] Hard Charger: 006-Trey Jacobs +7

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying 1.99-Alvin Roepke, 15.874; 2.8-Bobby Clark, 15.917; 3.36-Seth Schneider, 16.028; 4.3V-Chris Verda, 16.058; 5.77I-John Ivy, 16.127; 6.19R-Steve Rando, 16.208; 7.8C-Matt Foos, 16.279; 8.7-Shawn Valenti, 16.327; 9.3X-Brandon Riehl, 16.334; 10.25-Jason Keckler, 16.335; 11.1H-Zeth Sabo, 16.349; 12.26-Jamie Miller, 16.350; 13.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 16.417; 14.7M-Brandon Moore, 16.438; 15.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 16.480; 16.21-Larry Kingseed, 16.775; 17.X-Mike Keegan, 16.781; 18.4T-Jim Taddeo, 16.784; 19.10-Josh Harrison, 16.858; 20.5M-Mike Moore, 16.948; 21.9-Logan Riehl, 17.011;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 2. 8C-Matt Foos[2] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 4. 3V-Chris Verda[3] ; 5. X15-Kasey Ziebold[5] ; 6. 10-Josh Harrison[7] ; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 2. 7-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 3. 1H-Zeth Sabo[1] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 5. X-Mike Keegan[6] ; 6. 5M-Mike Moore[7] ; 7. 8-Bobby Clark[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 3. 3X-Brandon Riehl[2] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 5. 4T-Jim Taddeo[6] ; 6. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[5] ; 7. 9-Logan Riehl[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 99-Alvin Roepke[6] ; 2. 8C-Matt Foos[3] ; 3. 3X-Brandon Riehl[1] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 7. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 8. 1H-Zeth Sabo[9] ; 9. 26-Jamie Miller[8] ; 10. 7M-Brandon Moore[11] ; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[12] ; 12. 3V-Chris Verda[10] ; 13. 5M-Mike Moore[17] ; 14. X-Mike Keegan[14] ; 15. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[18] ; 16. 10-Josh Harrison[16] ; 17. 21-Larry Kingseed[19] ; 18. X15-Kasey Ziebold[13] ; 19. 4T-Jim Taddeo[15] ; 20. 9-Logan Riehl[21] Hard charger: 99-Alvin Roepke +5

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 2. 32H-Dan Hennig[4] ; 3. 23m-Brad Mitten[7] ; 4. 5-Jim Mcgrath[3] ; 5. 1X-Brad Keckler[9] ; 6. 7X-Dana Frey[8] ; 7. 14T-Cody Truman[1] ; 8. 25-Bryce Black[6] ; 9. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[2]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 88-Dan Roepke Jr[2] ; 2. 4s-Keith Sorg[9] ; 3. 16-Jim Holcomb[4] ; 4. 5s-Brad Stuckey[5] ; 5. 13-Len Benyak[3] ; 6. 2C-Calob Crispen[1] ; 7. P51-Paul Brown JR[8] ; 8. 26-Kyle Lagrou[7] ; 9. 83-Noah Wagner[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[9] ; 2. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[1] ; 3. 33-Jeff Ward[2] ; 4. 32-Kevin Phillips[4] ; 5. 7B-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 6. 9-Curt Inks[5] ; 7. 1-John Brooks[8] ; 8. 75-Adam Dible[6] ; 9. 11-Austin Gibson[3]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps) 1. 1-John Brooks[6] ; 2. 7X-Dana Frey[1] ; 3. 83-Noah Wagner[11] ; 4. 14T-Cody Truman[4] ; 5. 2C-Calob Crispen[2] ; 6. 11-Austin Gibson[12] ; 7. 25-Bryce Black[7] ; 8. 75-Adam Dible[9] ; 9. 26-Kyle Lagrou[8] ; 10. 9-Curt Inks[3] ; 11. P51-Paul Brown JR[5] ; 12. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[10]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps) 1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[1] ; 2. 23m-Brad Mitten[12] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 4. 32H-Dan Hennig[4] ; 5. 5-Jim Mcgrath[2] ; 6. 7B-Shawn Valenti[15] ; 7. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[6] ; 8. 4s-Keith Sorg[7] ; 9. 33-Jeff Ward[5] ; 10. 32-Kevin Phillips[10] ; 11. 16-Jim Holcomb[11] ; 12. 1X-Brad Keckler[13] ; 13. 88-Dan Roepke Jr[9] ; 14. 7X-Dana Frey[17] ; 15. 5s-Brad Stuckey[8] ; 16. 14T-Cody Truman[19] ; 17. 13-Len Benyak[14] ; 18. 83-Noah Wagner[18] ; 19. 2C-Calob Crispen[20] ; 20. 1-John Brooks[16] Hard Charger: 23M-Brad Mitten +10

 

 

Bobby Santos hoists the winner's check alongside his crew Saturday night at Jennerstown Speedway.

JENNERSTOWN, Pa. – Bobby Santos left Jennerstown Speedway frustrated one year ago, vowing to come back stronger after being defeated by Jimmy McCune in the inaugural American Racer David D. Mateer Memorial.

Santos did just that on Saturday night, putting on a driving clinic to capture the second running of the event and pick up a victory in his first Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro start of the season.

After being squelched by rain and a call into action as a substitute driver on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour for much of the summer, Santos came back to asphalt sprint car racing at the lightning-fast half-mile and proved quickly he hasn’t lost his touch at driving the methanol-fueled beasts.

Santos started fourth, but raced his way to the lead by the eighth revolution and set sail after that. He had two seconds in hand by lap 10 and when the lone caution of the race waved with five to go, the Franklin, Mass., veteran was more than eight seconds clear of his nearest pursuer.

Not even the ensuing restart could slow Santos down. He drove away from second-running Ryan Litt to take the checkered flag in front by 1.815 seconds at the finish.

Saturday night’s romp, worth $4,000, was the second Must See Racing victory of Santos’ career.

“These guys did an awesome job today. We made all the right adjustments and it was a lot of fun,” said Santos in victory lane. “It’s an honor to win this event tonight, with the caliber of field and the heavy hitters that were here. None of these wins are ever easy, but this one was definitely tough.

“Last year, we just weren’t good enough, and we had to make a couple of adjustments on it compared to what we had last year,” Santos added. “We continued to work on it throughout the day today. I was a little rusty through the first two practices with these things, just because I haven’t done it much this year, but my dad and everybody gave me what I needed and we put a good car where it belonged.”

The only incident in the 30-lap feature came when Joshua Sexton spun off the second corner and came to a stop on the backstretch, slowing the pace with 25 laps complete and setting up the final restart.

Litt, who drove past early leader Jason Blonde with 12 to go to secure the runner-up spot, said afterward that he simply had nothing for Santos as the laps wound down.

“Man, I knew that clean air would play a big role at a really fast tracks like this one, so once he got out there, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy,” said Litt. “My only shot was getting into turn one (on the final restart) and I tried him there and I was just sliding all over the place, whereas he had all the grip.

“This was a good run for us, but I just really want to win one of these things. I’m tired of being second.”

New all-time track record holder Brian Gerster, who turned a lap of 15.198 seconds in qualifying and had to start eighth due to the inversion, completed the podium in the Dick Myers Racing No. 50m.

“We didn’t have anything for Bobby, and I’m not sure anyone else did either,” Gerster admitted. “We wound up just being a little bit too free there in the feature. Bobby’s a hell of a race car driver. I mean, pavement fans know that he can drive anything and he’s real good, so it’s not really anything to hang your head about when you get beat by Santos.

“We don’t like running third, but we had a pretty good start,” Gerster added. “I thought we were going to have a shot at getting up there and racing with those guys, but Bobby got away from us a little bit late and I traded spots in there one time. We just weren’t quite good enough to get the job done.”

Charlie Schultz crossed the line fourth ahead of Jimmy McCune, with Blonde coming home sixth as the final car on the lead lap after pacing the first seven rotations around the Pennsylvania speed plant.

Polesitter Kevin Feeney finished eighth, one lap behind the frontrunners.

Anthony McCune lost the series point lead after fuel flow issues that he and his No. 8 team battled all afternoon prevented him from taking the green flag in Saturday night’s 30-lap feature.

Jimmy McCune, who came into the day 10 points back of his nephew, assumed command of the standings by virtue of his quiet fifth-place finish.

While only Sexton’s spin hampered the main event, two major incidents did mar heat-race action.

In the first heat, a broken right-front wheel center on the No. 7 of Tom Jewell sent the Michigan veteran hard into the outside wall at full speed in turns three and four working lap two. Jewell’s car grinded to a halt high off the exit of the fourth corner, and he climbed from his car and walked back to the pit area.

The second heat saw Bobby Komisarski’s No. 17 grenade a right-rear tire on the final lap of the heat in turn one. Komisarski tagged the outside wall and spun to a stop, done for the night, but was unhurt.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series season continues Sept. 28-29 at Rockford (Ill.) Speedway.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Jennerstown Speedway; Sept. 14, 2019

Hamilton Trucking Time Trials (best of two laps): 1. #50m – Brian Gerster, 15.198 (NTR); 2. #9s – Charlie Schultz, 15.421; 3. #07L – Ryan Litt, 15.431; 4. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 15.640; 5. #22a – Bobby Santos III, 15.653; 6. #13 – Joe Liguori, 15.725; 7. #42 – Jason Blonde, 15.738; 8. #8 – Anthony McCune, 15.915; 9. #6k – Kevin Feeney, 16.107; 10. #10k – Christian Koehler, 16.139; 11. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 16.177; 12. #7 – Tom Jewell, 16.245; 13. #8a – Adam Biltz, 16.400; 14. #17 – Bobby Komisarski, 16.770; 15. #81 – Johnny Petrozelle III, 16.783; 16. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 16.813; 17. #51 – Joshua Sexton, 18.094; 18. #15 – Tim Henthorne, 18.324; 19. #85 – Rick Holley, 18.387; 20. #32 – Todd McQuillen, 19.087; 21. #4 – Anthony Linkenhoker, 19.626; 22. #74 – Ivan Shaver, 20.430.

Abe’s Auto Parts Heat #1 (8 laps, all transfer): 1. Ryan Litt [5], 2. Kevin Feeney [3], 3. Joe Liguori [4], 4. Johnny Petrozelle III [1], 5. Rick Holley [7], 6. Tim Henthorne [6], 7. Ivan Shaver [8], 8. Tom Jewell [2].

Abe’s Auto Parts Heat #2 (8 laps, all transfer): 1. Bobby Santos III [4], 2. Jeff Bloom [2], 3. Charlie Schultz [5], 4. Anthony McCune [3], 5. Bobby Komisarski [1], 6. Joshua Sexton [6], 7. Todd McQuillen [7]. (2:10.331)

Abe’s Auto Parts Heat #3 (8 laps, all transfer): 1. Adam Biltz [2], 2. Jimmy McCune [5], 3. Brian Gerster [6], 4. Jerry Caryer [1], 5. Christian Koehler [3], 6. Jason Blonde [4], 7. Anthony Linkenhoker [7]. (2:19.055)

David D. Mateer Memorial A-Feature (40 laps): 1. #22a – Bobby Santos III [4], 2. #07L – Ryan Litt [6], 3. #50m – Brian Gerster [8], 4. #9s – Charlie Schultz [7], 5. #88 – Jimmy McCune [5], 6. #42 – Jason Blonde [2], 7. #13 – Joe Liguori [3], 8. #6k – Kevin Feeney [1], 9. #8a – Adam Biltz [11], 10. #10k – Christian Koehler [9], 11. #26 – Jeff Bloom [10], 12. #75c – Jerry Caryer [13], 13. #81 – Johnny Petrozelle III [12], 14. #85 – Rick Holley [16], 15. #51s – Joshua Sexton [14], 16. #15 – Tim Henthorne [15], 17. #74 – Ivan Shaver [19], 18. #4L – Anthony Linkenhoker [18], 19. #32 – Todd McQuillen [17], 20. #8 – Anthony McCune (DNS), 21. #7 – Tom Jewell (DNS), 22. #17 – Bobby Komisarski (DNS).

Lap Leader(s): Jason Blonde 1-7, Bobby Santos III 8-30.

Hard Charger: #50m – Brian Gerster (+5)

--

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

JENNERSTOWN, Pa. – Brian Gerster smashed the sprint car track record at Jennerstown Speedway on Saturday afternoon during qualifying for the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series David D. Mateer Memorial.

Gerster toured the lightning-fast, .522-mile oval in 15.198 seconds (123.648 mph) to top a 22-car field with his familiar No. 50m RAM Engineering Midwest-backed, Dick Myers Racing-prepared entry.

The top qualifying effort, Gerster’s third of the season, was the 30th of his Must See Racing career and eclipsed the 14-year-old track record of 15.32 seconds set by Jeff Bloom back on Aug. 13, 2005.

It also came within a whisker of the all-time mark of 15.121 seconds (124.277 mph), which was posted by Dave Shullick Jr. in 2015 during ISMA Supermodified Series competition.

The scary thing for the rest of the field? Gerster was lamenting the lap after climbing from his car, saying that he felt he could have gone even quicker had it not been

“We missed it a little bit, actually. I made a mistake with the wing placement and it cost us, so we could’ve had that absolute track record if the driver hadn't screwed up,” noted Gerster. “They should not leave adjustments in there for me. I should just have the steering wheel and pedals. But the car was still good. It was fun to go fast time here. Now I’m open for a small or huge invert, one or the other.

“There’s a lot of fast cars; we’re good, but this’ll be a place that’s aero dependent and traffic will be tough and everything like that,” Gerster added. “We want to be fast all night, so there’s three things we’ve got to do well, and that’s qualifying, heat racing and the feature. The first one’s over, but the feature is where the big money is at.

“That’s where we want to be the best.”

Gerster earned a $500 bonus for topping qualifying courtesy of American Racer Tires, the presenting sponsor of Saturday night’s racing program at the Jennerstown speed plant.

Charlie Schultz, who finished third during last year’s inaugural Must See Racing stop at Jennerstown, qualified second overall with a lap of 15.421 seconds (121.860 mph) in his John Reiser-owned No. 9s.

Canadian Ryan Litt was third on the speed charts (15.431/121.781) after pacing one of the two practice sessions held earlier in the day. Defending Jennerstown winner Jimmy McCune and past NASCAR modified champion Bobby Santos III followed in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Joe Liguori qualified sixth-quickest, ahead of recent Berlin Raceway winner Jason Blonde, current points leader Anthony McCune, Kevin Feeney and Christian Koehler.

Former track record holder Bloom was 11th fastest (16.177116.165) during two-lap qualifications.

Racing action at Jennerstown Speedway kicks off just after 6 p.m. local time.

QUALIFYING RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Jennerstown Speedway; Sept. 14, 2019

1. #50m – Brian Gerster, 15.198 (NTR); 2. #9s – Charlie Schultz, 15.421; 3. #07L – Ryan Litt, 15.431; 4. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 15.640; 5. #22a – Bobby Santos III, 15.653; 6. #13 – Joe Liguori, 15.725; 7. #42 – Jason Blonde, 15.738; 8. #8 – Anthony McCune, 15.915; 9. #6k – Kevin Feeney, 16.107; 10. #10k – Christian Koehler, 16.139; 11. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 16.177; 12. #7 – Tom Jewell, 16.245; 13. #8a – Adam Biltz, 16.400; 14. #17 – Bobby Komisarski, 16.770; 15. #81 – Johnny Petrozelle III, 16.783; 16. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 16.813; 17. #51 – Joshua Sexton, 18.094; 18. #15 – Tim Henthorne, 18.324; 19. #85 – Rick Holley, 18.387; 20. #32 – Todd McQuillen, 19.087; 21. #4 – Anthony Linkenhoker, 19.626; 22. #74 – Ivan Shaver, 20.430.

 

 

Forte, Campos, J. Whisler, Schmidt, McDonald, And E. Ashley Score Friday The 13th Wins At CGS
By Ben Deatherage

Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway hosted the first of two nights of their championship weekend on Friday, September 13th. The pits were jammed packed with six classes on the card. Divisions in action included the Todd’s Auto Body Sprints, Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds, Late Models, IMCA Sport Mods, Street Stocks, and Hornets.

In the Todd’s Auto Body Sprints, Kyle Barraza seized the initiative right off the bat and took over the top spot. The Roseburg racer held onto the position until the fourth circuit. Junction City veteran Shane Forte got to the front and held onto the lead for the rest of distance. However, Shane was challenged on a numerous amount of occasions but managed to hold onto to the point. It marked the first in 2019 that Forte has won at “The Grove.”

Kyler Barraza was second over Albany teenager Brody Sim. Winston’s Kyle Alberding came across the wire in fourth with Steven Snawder, of Roseburg, rounding up the top five, in fifth.

The Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds had a thrilling main event. Dave Duste Jr., from Central Point, officially led the opening lap. However, he pulled into the pit area under caution due to an issue. That handed over the position to Steven Sturdevant. Sturdevant paced the field for much of the feature. The Springfield chauffeur would get passed on lap twenty-four by John Campos. Campos, of Keizer, held on the rest of the distance to win his first victory of the season at CGS.

Steven Sturdevant was a respectable runner-up with Creswell’s Gus Cooper getting third Cottage Grove native Curtis Towns was scored fourth while fifth place went to Coquille youngster Ryan Baker.

Springfield’s Ryan Ronning took control of the Late Model main in the early goings. He held down the position until lap five when Jimmy Whisler got to the front. The Otis racer held on the rest of the distance to park his mount in victory lane for the first occasion this season.

Albany veteran Craig Hanson got second with Brian Smith, of Sweet Home in the Jerry Casey owned entry, was third. Thomas Hunziker, from Bend, ended the evening in fourth while behind him, in fifth, would be Ryan Ronning.

In IMCA Sport Mod action, K.C. Scott showed the way in the first two laps. Scott, of Springfield, lost the lead on lap three shortly after a restart to fellow Springfield native Daniel Ray. Ray held on for much of the distance but was overtaken late on lap twenty by David Schmidt. Schmidt paid his fourth trip to victory lane this year in the Sport Mod ranks.

Daniel Ray finished second with Buddy McHargue, of Winston, grabbing third. Central Point’s Jorddon Braaten ended the race fourth while in fifth was Jordan Henry, from Roseburg.

In the Street Stock main event David Schmidt, pulling double duty, was in front for the majority of the race. David led the opening eleven laps before Kelly McDonald got around him on lap twelve. McDonald, of Cottage Grove and racing for Tom and Joan Langan, paced the field the balance of the distance to score his fifth win of 2019 at Cottage Grove. David Schmidt was second followed by Keizer teenager Anthony Prather, in third.

In Hornet competition, Ricky Ashley, from Thurston, led the first lap. Ashley, running for car owner Randy Kuhl, would get passed by his younger brother Eric on lap two. Eric, from Jasper and also in a Randy Kuhl owned mount, stayed in front of the rest of the field to capture his fourth win of the season at CGS.

Eugene’s Brad Moffett ended the night second while Jason Loucks, also from Eugene, made it to third. Dexter driver Barry Cannon put in a fourth-place effort with Ricky Ashley ended fifth.

Cottage Grove Speedway will host their final race of the 2019 season on Saturday, September 14th. All of the same six classes will be on the card.

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


 


BRIAN WOODHALL KICKS OFF "EMPIRE STATE CLASSIC" WEEKEND WINNING THE 1ST EVER SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CAR RACE AT RANSOMVILLE; WOODHALL HOLDS OFF JEREMY WEAVER FOR 2ND CAREER BONNELL'S ROD SHOP WIN WORTH $800
September 13, 2019
(By Mike Leone)

(Ransomville, NY)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance kicked off the second annual "Empire State Classic" weekend on Friday night with the first ever appearance at Ransomville Speedway. It marked the furthest trip from home for the second year division with more than three to over four hours for all competing teams. The entire RUSH Sprint Car portion of the program went caution-free with the checkered flag falling in the feature before 8:30 p.m. as it was a race against Mother Nature, which was bringing in a strong cold front across Ontario, Canada. The three-night swing through western New York continues with nights two and three at Genesee Speedway in Batavia, NY on Saturday and Sunday as part of their "Topless Nationals".

Brian Woodhall entered the night as the Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series points leader finishing in the top five in 11 of his 13 starts in 2019. Woodhall however had only been able to make it to victory lane once coming back on June 22 at Sharon Speedway for his first career RUSH win. On Friday night, Woodhall led all 20 non-stop laps of the feature, but it was far from easy as Jeremy Weaver hounded him for the entire duration. Woodhall earned $800 for the Bonnell's Rod Shop feature win, and takes the early points lead in the "Empire State Classic" Championship presented by CNC Specialties, Intense Fab & Design, and Pace Performance. The caution-free feature was timed in 6:28.790.

"I heard him quite a few times," acknowledged the recently-turned 35-year-old Apollo, Pa. driver. "We were rushing trying to beat the rain, and made some shock adjustments trying to tighten it up through the center. I knew if I could protect the bottom they would have a pretty tough time getting around me on the top. We have a pretty good setup with this DRC car that I think we can go anywhere in the country and be relatively competitive. I have to thank my dad along with my wife for putting up with me racing all the time. I also have to thank Vicki (Emig) and the RUSH Series because we wouldn't be racing if it wasn't for this. I appreciate all of the fans coming out tonight."

Woodhall got off to good start at the beginning of the feature over Weaver, while Arnie Kent, Dave Hawkins, and seventh starting Brandon Blackshear followed in positions three through five. Zach Morrow, who started eighth, used the highline to move forward as he cracked the top five on lap two getting by Blackshear. Weaver began to pressure Woodhall and the two were side-by-side for the lead on lap three, but Woodhall held on as the two pulled away from the field on lap four.

Morrow continued to race to the front as he drove around Hawkins off turn two for fourth on lap five. Morrow then went after Kent and the two began their battle for the show position on lap six. Back up front, Weaver was really pressuring Woodhall on lap eight and continued to do so as the laps ticked off without a caution. Weaver would get under Woodhall and pull nearly even on several occasions, but Woodhall was running the preferred line. With those two going at it, Kent began to close in on lap 11, but would never get close enough to challenge.

Woodhall was able to keep Weaver at bay for the victory by 0.672 of a second in his CNC Specialties Manufacturing/RFI Resources/Precise Racing Products-sponsored #8B. Weaver was second for the third time this season as he continues to be close at his first career Sprint win. Kent withstood Morrow's challenges to take the third spot. Morrow tried to get around Kent on the final lap, but rode the fence in turns one and two somehow managing to keep going without losing a spot.

Hawkins was fifth for his first top five of the season. Brandon Blackshear and Shawn Smith were sixth and seventh. Tyler Powell recorded his season's best effort in eighth. Brad Blackshear, a one-time winner this season, and Steve Pedley completed the top 10. Heat winners were Weaver and Hawkins.

Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Cars Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Race #15 (20 laps, $800 to-win): 1. BRIAN WOODHALL (8B) 2. Jeremy Weaver (Hull 41) 3. Arnie Kent (18) 4. Zach Morrow (27) 5. Dave Hawkins (27) 6. Brandon Blackshear (10) 7. Shawn Smith (36) 8. Tyler Powell (35) 9. Brad Blackshear (19) 10. Steve Pedley (21) 11. Matt Sherlock III (55) 12. Brian Hartzell (69).

RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC & Pace Performance along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Trailer-Alarms.com, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, and Valley Fashions.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints

 

 

NEUMAN STEPS IN, TAKES TEAM RIPPER TO BELLE-CLAIR WIN IN FIRST NIGHT

BELLEVILLE, ILL. (September 13, 2019) - Taking the wheel of the Team Ripper No. 21KS on Friday night at Belle-Clair Speedway, Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Ill. delivered a long overdue first win of the year for car owner Steve Reynolds and crew chief Flea Ruzic. After taking the lead on lap six, Neuman fended off mid-race pressure from Austin Brown and survived a late charge from Logan Seavey to score his third win of 2019 and the fifth of his POWRi National Midget career.

Making his 179th career appearance with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, Friday's attempt aboard the No. 21KS marked the first time in his seven-year career that Neuman drove for anyone other than his father, Jim Neuman. A series of severe crashes and recent motor trouble over the past month in his own No. 3N contributed to the decision to make a one-off appearance, a decision that paid dividends.

For Team Ripper, the eighth time was the charm, as Neuman became the eighth driver to pilot the No. 21KS in 2019, but the first to park it in victory lane. The list of racers before Neuman is simply a who's who of today's motorsports landscape. Up-and-comer Karter Sarff, USAC sensation Jason McDougal, modified driver Nick Hoffman, micro sprint star Joe B. Miller, Triple Crown champion Tracy Hines, USAC Sprint Car points leader C.J. Leary and California gasser Maria Cofer are all among Team Ripper's 2019 pilots, but it was Neuman who got the job done first.

Starting the 30-lap feature from the fourth-spot, Neuman earned his slot in the outside of row two after jetting away to a dominant heat race win from the pole. However, it was Daniel Robinson of Ewing, Ill. who led the field to green after snagging PAC Racing Springs High Point Man honors backed by a seventh-to-second charge in the opening heat.

Leading the charge into turn one, Robinson quickly assumed the point while Neuman went top shelf to jump from fourth-to-second in the first lap. A lap five caution for Holley Hollan, Andrew Felker and Jesse Colwell halted the action and threw a wrench in the championship battle, sending Colwell of Red Bluff, Calif. to the infield with a DNF as he watched his points lead diminish.

Going back to green, Neuman saddled up and drove flatfooted into turn one with a big slider heading for Robinson as he mounted a bid for the lead. Unable to come back at him, Robinson settled into second as Neuman took the point and focused on clear track ahead on the sixth circuit.

While the high side came in and proved to be the prime place to play, the ultra-fast 1/5th-mile surface became tough to manage in the pack as the speed ramped up lap after lap. Essentially a cowboy up atmosphere on the lip, it was slide or be slid to take position, making for intense mid-race restarts.

The final restart roared to life with 13 laps left as Neuman maintained a strong pace ahead of Austin Brown, who won the May showing at Belle-Clair, and Logan Seavey, who was hungry for his tenth win of the season after starting in the tenth spot. While Neuman put his head down and ran away with the lead, Seavey shot by Brown with eight to go and immediately began cutting into Neuman's 2.6 second advantage.

Eating into the gap each lap, Seavey snuck closer and closer to Neuman's rear bumper as the race came to a close. By the time the two-to-go signal was given, Seavey had the No. 21KS in sight and was only behind by one-second, but the time was running out too fast.

Seavey's late-race charge did not come fast enough, as the checkered flag dropped, and Jake Neuman won his fifth career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League main event in his debut in the Team Ripper No. 21KS. Marking his third win of the year, Neuman's big night solidified all of Reynolds and Ruzic's hard work and brought him closer to the third spot in this year's championship chase.

Logan Seavey of Sutter, Calif. ran out of time in his pursuit of a tenth victory in 2019, settling for a tenth-to-second run aboard his Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, Mobil 1, Bullet/Toyota No. 67. Rounding out the podium was local favorite Austin Brown of Millstadt, Ill. in the plain jane No. 17 with a third-place effort.

Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill. made a massive gain in the hunt for the title as his fourth-place finish narrowed Colwell's advantage from 350 points to 180 points. 16-year old Cannon McIntosh made a remarkable recovery after spinning on lap 11, going tailback, and storming back to a fifth-place result.

Rounding out the top ten at Belle-Clair was Karter Sarff of Mason City, Ill. in sixth-from-14th aboard the AJ Felker No. 37X, Tanner Carrick in seventh-from-15th with his Walker Filters No. 71K, 14-year old Daison Pursley in the eighth spot driving his Toyota Racing No. 9, Ace McCarthy with hard charger honors from 23rd-to-ninth, and Shelby Bosie in the tenth position.

Tomorrow, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets encounter the "Mighty Macon" Speedway alongside the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Outlaw Micros. Pill draw is from 3:30pm to 5:15pm followed by drivers meeting at 5:30pm with hot laps at 6:00pm and racing to follow. If you can't make it, you can watch the entire program LIVE on www.speedshifttv.com.

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

Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 17-Austin Brown, Millstadt, IL (2); 2. 11-Daniel Robinson, Ewing, IL (7); 3. 17C-Devin Camfield, Decatur, IL (1); 4. 44S-Andrew Felker, Carl Junction, MO (8); 5. 55-Nick Knepper, Belleville, IL (5); 6. 20G-Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (6); 7. 5F-Danny Frye III, St. Peters, MO (3); 8. 1T-Thomas Chandler (4).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (2); 2. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (1); 3. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (3); 4. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (8); 5. 37X-Karter Sarff, Mason City, IL (4); 6. 103-Broc Hunnell, Eolia, MO (6); 7. 3B-Shelby Bosie, Sherman, IL (7); 8. 21X-Steve Stroud, St. Charles, MO (5).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps):
1. 21KS-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (1); 2. 67K-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (2); 3. 67-Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (4); 4. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (7); 5. 71K-Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (3); 6. 86C-David Camfield, Decatur, IL (6); 7. 5H-Danny Frye, St. Peters, MO (8); 8. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (4).

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 21KS-Jake Neuman (4); 2. 67-Logan Seavey (10); 3. 17-Austin Brown (2); 4. 5D-Zach Daum (11); 5. 08-Cannon McIntosh (3); 6. 37X-Karter Sarff (14); 7. 71K-Tanner Carrick (15); 8. 9-Daison Pursley (9); 9. 28-Ace McCarthy (23); 10. 3B-Shelby Bosie (19); 11. 11-Daniel Robinson (1); 12. 5F-Danny Frye III (21); 13. 86C-David Camfield (18); 14. 21X-Steve Stroud (22); 15. 5H-Danny Frye (20); 16. 97K-Jesse Love (6); 17. 20G-Noah Gass (16); 18. 1T-Thomas Chandler (24); 19. 55-Nick Knepper (13); 20. 17C-Devin Camfield (12); 21. 67K-Holley Hollan (8); 22. 44S-Andrew Felker (5); 23. 71-Jesse Colwell (7); 24. 103-Broc Hunnell (17).
Lap Leader(s): Robinson 1-5; Neuman 6-30.
Hard Charger(s): McCarthy +14.

UPDATED POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Standings (8 Races Left):
1. Jesse Colwell (5,840 PTS); 2. Zach Daum (-180 PTS); 3. Holley Hollan (-930 PTS); 4. Jake Neuman (-950 PTS); 5. Daison Pursley (1,010 PTS).

 

 

Sherman Wins ‘Mod Madness’ on Friday the 13th

Under a Full Moon While Westfall Takes Sprint Feature;

Briggs, Headley Jr. Also Star at Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., Sept. 14 — Todd Sherman of Churubusco, Ind. spurned superstitions and won the 30-lap “Mod Madness” feature for the American Ethanol Modified Tour Presented by Allstar Performance at Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday the 13th under a full moon. “The Shermanator” earned $1,500 in topping 30 entries, which was the largest winner’s check in modified competition ever at the quarter-mile dirt oval.

The versatile Matt Westfall of Pleasant Hill, Ohio became the seventh different non-wing sprint car winner at Gas City this year by using the low line to win that 25-lap feature, which also attracted 30 entries.

Twenty-three USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midget drivers signed in, and Stratton Briggs of Anna, Ohio put an end to Chett Gehrke’s domination of that division at Gas City this season. Briggs won the 20-lap midget feature after Gehrke, of Louisville, Ky., won three similar races earlier this year but finished fifth during the final Friday night show of the year.

James Headley Jr. of Wabash, Ind. was forced to start at the rear for the hornet feature since he won the last three hornet main events at Gas City, but it didn’t matter as he made it four in a row in that 15-lapper to close the show. It was his seventh feature victory of the year at Gas City.

Charlie Riley, senior pastor of Abundant Life Church in Oakford, Ind., led wire to wire to win the special “Faster Pastor” school bus race. Mark Atkinson, senior pastor of Eastview Wesleyan Church in Gas City, finished a close second. Steve Hood, the nextgen pastor at New Hope Baptist Church in Gas City, came on strong in the late going to place third, while Jared Webb, pastor of Lakeview Wesleyan Church in Marion, Ind., rounded out the field.

The $500 prize money was given to the minister who brought the most fans, which turned out to be Pastor Riley anyway. After climbing down from the hood of his school bus after his jubilant victory lane celebration he told the large crowd on hand that he’d donate the money to a veterans’ charity.

The modified feature got off to a slow start due to numerous yellows and reds, but in the end it was an extravaganza of “door handle to door handle” racing despite the fact none of the cars actually have doors or door handles. Andy Bishop of Gas City led the first three laps before Zeke McKenzie of Claypool, Ind. passed him on the outside in Turn 4 on a restart. Bishop used the inside to take the lead back on lap five, McKenzie got him back to the inside on the frontstretch on lap six, and then Bishop regained the lead with a move to the inside in Turn 3 working lap seven before another yellow waved.

Bishop led through lap 11 while “The Shermanator” was working his way towards him. Nathon Loney of Danville, Ohio, who is also a basketball coach, was also on the move, and he passed both Bishop and Sherman working lap 12 to nab the lead before Bishop got it back on the backstretch working lap 14, right before McKenzie dropped out. Two laps later the raging battle got even hotter, and Sherman passed Bishop for the lead working lap 18 with a move to the outside in Turn 4.

Sherman led the rest of the way in the Ferris Racing No. 65, which is sponsored in part by Pro Strip Powder Coating, TeamSE.com, Sherman Enterprises, Zamp Helmets, All Star Performance, Ztech and All Pro Towing.

Loney dropped out with 21 laps complete, and Derek Losh of Rennselaer, Ind., who has six modified feature victories this year at Gas City, passed Bishop for second on lap 22. Despite another caution that set up a five-lap shootout at the end, Sherman had a 1.023-second lead over Losh at the checkered. Dylan Woodling of Warsaw, Ind. finished third despite getting airborne on lap 16. Behind him was a four-car battle for fourth at the line. Bishop ended up in that position, while Dillon Nusbaum of Warsaw, Ind., the track’s defending modified champion, rounded out the top five.

Scotty Weir of Marion, Ind. started second in the 20-car sprint car feature, passed polesitter Shane Cottle of Kansas, Ill. for the lead in Turn 2 on the first lap, and led the first 17 laps of that 25-lapper. By lap 12 the top four drivers — Weir, Cottle, Scott Hampton and Garrett Abrams —were running in a pack just inches apart.

Cottle dipped under Weir for the lead on lap 18, but two laps later Westfall passed both Cottle and Weir by going low in Turn 4. Westfall had to survive two restarts, including one after a red with one lap remaining when the car of Sterling Cling of Tempe, Ariz. got on its side in a Turn 4 tangle that also involved Adam Byrkett of Burnettsville, Ind. and Anthony D’Alessio of Gas City. Luckily no one was hurt.

Westfall stuck to the low side and took the checkered with Cottle, Hampton, Weir and Dallas Hewitt of Fletcher, Ohio following right behind him.

The winning car is fielded by Ray Marshall Motorsports of Forest, Ohio. It’s a Maxim chassis powered by a Hampshire-prepped engine. The team is sponsored in part by Buckeye Machine, DPI Ink and Leary Shock Technology. Phil Westfall is the winning chief mechanic.

Thomas Meseraull of Waveland, Ind., who has seven feature victories so far this year at Gas City, had to qualify through the B main, which he won. He finished ninth in the feature.

Polesitter Aaron Leffel of Springfield, Ohio, who is leading the USAC Midwest Thunder point standings, led the first nine laps of the SpeeD2 midget feature until Briggs, who started right behind him in third, got on top of Leffel’s car’s side in Turn 4. Brigg’s No. 71, which is sponsored by SBM Racing Suspension Specialist and Armor Coat Ceramic Header Coatings, led the rest of the way. Leffel finished second, taking the checkered flag 3.493 seconds after Briggs did.

In the second half of the race the best battle was for third. It went to Nate Foster of Greenwood, Ind. followed by Gunnar Lucius of Delphos, Ohio and Gehrke.

Charlie Teegarden of Marion, Ind. led the first lap of the hornet feature before Jacob Beard of Columbia City, Ind. passed him and led the next seven laps. Although Headley Jr. started in the last row, he was in the top five by lap two, the top three by lap six, and second by lap seven. Headley Jr. took the lead from Beard with a move to the outside as they were entering Turn 3 working lap eight, and went on to a comfortable victory in his No. 00, which is sponsored by Dudding’s Heating and Cooling, Garriott Electric, Edwards Automotive and TJR Trucking.

Dalton Bishop of Gas City drove James Headley’s “outlaw” car to a second-place finish after starting tenth. Randy Brommer finished third and Teegarden placed fourth. Beard took fifth minus a right-rear wheel, which had flown off his car a lap earlier in Turn 2.

Friday’s races marked the track’s final Friday night show of the year, but three more special dates remain in 2019 that fans won’t want to miss.

On Thursday, Sept. 26 the track will present the second annual James Dean Classic featuring the USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars, UMP modifieds and mini-sprints. A special event T-shirt similar to last year’s that sold out will be available. Shane Cottle took the lead on the last lap and won by inches over C.J. Leary in the USAC AMSOIL sprint car race at Gas City during Indiana Sprint Week in July. Kevin Thomas Jr. won the inaugural running of the James Dean Classic last year over Leary by only 0.586 of a second.

The first annual Fall Festival of Speed will close the season on Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6. The Saturday program will pay $2,000 to the winner of the non-wing sprint car feature, and will also include AVSCA sprints, open midgets, 305 winged sprints, MMSA/AMSA mini-sprints and tough trucks. Sunday’s season finale will pay $1,000 to the winner of the UMP modified feature and will also include late models, street stocks, hornets and winged micro-sprints.

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

The results:

American Ethanol Modified Group 1 Qualifying: 1. Dylan Woodling, 14.044; 2. Todd Sherman, 14.157; 3. Andy Sherley, 14.251; 4. Jerry Bowersock, 14.287; 5. Bill Griffith, 14.299; 6. Aaron Orr, 14.602; 7. Nathon Loney, 14.657; 8. Garrett Rons, 14.887.

American Ethanol Modified Group 2 Qualifying: 1. Derek Losh, 13.465; 2. Zeke McKenzie, 13.920; 3. Tony Anderson, 14.318; 4. Clayton Bryant, 14.338; 5. Daniel Russell, 14.476; 6. Scott Orr, 14.770; 7. Terry Sroufe, 15.694.

American Ethanol Modified Group 3 Qualifying: 1. Luke Hubbell, 14.584; 2. Drew Smith, 14.604; 3. Ryan Sutter, 14.736; 4. Terry Grilliot, 14.920; 5. David Boening, 14.992; 6. Dan Hubbell, 15.046; 7. Jason Jones, 15.313; 8. Jason Brennan, 15.368.

American Ethanol Modified Group 4 Qualifying: 1. Andy Bishop, 13.946; 2. Rick Swartout, 14.559; 3. Braxton Strait, 14.676; 4. Josh Betts, 14.741; 5. Ryan Ramseyer, 14.838; 6. Dillon Nusbaum, 14.876; 7. Chad Bauer, 15.244.

American Ethanol Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Dylan Woodling, 2. Todd Sherman, 3. Jerry Bowersock, 4. Nathon Loney, 5. Bill Griffith, 6. Aaron Orr, 7. Garrett Rons, 8. Andy Sherley.

American Ethanol Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Tony Anderson, 2. Zeke McKenzie, 3. Derek Losh, 4. Clayton Bryant, 5. Daniel Russell, 6. Scott Orr, 7. Terry Sroufe.

American Ethanol Modified Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Ryan Sutter, 2. Luke Hubbell, 3. Drew Smith, 4. Terry Grilliot, 5. Jason Brennan, 6. Dan Hubbell, 7. David Boening, 8. Jason Jones.

American Ethanol Modified Heat 4 (8 laps): 1. Andy Bishop, 2. Braxton Strait, 3. Chad Bauer, 4. Ryan Ramseyer, 5. Dillon Nusbaum, 6. Rick Swartout, 7. Josh Betts.

American Ethanol Modified B Main 1 (8 laps): 1. Bill Griffith, 2. Dan Hubbell, 3. Aaron Orr, 4. Garrett Rons, 5. Andy Sherley, 6. David Boening, 7. Jason Jones.

American Ethanol Modified B Main 2 (8 laps): 1. Daniel Russell, 2. Dillon Nusbaum, 3. Scott Orr, 4. Terry Sroufe, 5. Josh Betts, 6. Rick Swartout.

American Ethanol Modified Feature (30 laps): 1. Todd Sherman, 2. Derek Losh, 3. Dylan Woodling, 4. Andy Bishop, 5. Dillon Nusbaum, 6. Ryan Sutter, 7. Chad Bauer, 8. Clayton Bryant, 9. Garrett Rons, 10. Bill Griffith, 11. Ryan Ramseyer, 12. Daniel Russell, 13. Scott Orr, 14. Nathon Loney, 15. Zeke McKenzie, 16. Drew Smith, 17. Jason Brennan, 18. Luke Hubbell, 19. Tony Anderson, 20. Braxton Strait, 21. Jerry Bowersock, 22. Dan Hubbell.

Non-Wing Sprint Car Group 1 Qualifying: 1. Scott Hampton, 13.164; 2. Adam Byrkett, 13.253; 3. Brayden Clark, 13.346; 4. Matt Goodnight, 13.420; 5. Dustin Ingle, 13.426; 6. Cody White, 13.475; 7. Jacob Gordon, 14.169; 8. Shane Obanion, 14.589.

Non-Wing Sprint Car Group 2 Qualifying: 1. Mike Miller, 12.827; 2. Tyler Hewitt, 12.837; 3. Dallas Hewitt, 12.944; 4. Shane Cottle, 13.007; 5. Tyler Kendall, 13.054; 6. Travis Hery, 13.163; 7. Cooper Welch, 14.262; 8. Luke Hall, no time.

Non-Wing Sprint Car Group 3 Qualifying: 1. Thomas Meseraull, 12.742; 2. Anthony D’Alessio, 12.877; 3. Matt Westfall, 12.931; 4. Garrett Abrams, 13.031; 5. Landon Simon, 13.178; 6. J.J. Hughes, 13.358; 7. Brian Vaughn, 14.222.

Non-Wing Sprint Car Group 4 Qualifying: 1. Tim Creech, 12.711; 2. Sterling Cling, 12.817; 3. Cole Ketcham, 12.909; 4. Scotty Weir, 12.958; 5. Matt Cooley, 13.548; 6. Joe Liguori, 13.586; 7. Jack James, 14.080.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Scott Hampton, 2. Adam Byrkett, 3. Matt Goodnight, 4. Brayden Clark, 5. Dustin Ingle, 6. Jacob Gordon, 7. Shane O’Banion, 8. Cody White.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Shane Cottle, 2. Dallas Hewitt, 3. Tyler Hewitt, 4. Tyler Kendall, 5. Mike Miller, 6. Travis Hery, 7. Cooper Welch, 8. Luke Hall (DNS).

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps, 4 transferred: 1. Matt Westfall, 2. Garrett Abrams, 3. Anthony D’Alessio, 4. Landon Simon, 5. J.J. Hughes, 6. Thomas Meseraull, 7. Brian Vaughn.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 4 (8 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Scotty Weir, 2. Tim Creech, 3. Cole Ketcham, 4. Sterling Cling, 5. Matt Cooley, 6. Joe Liguori, 7. Jack James.

Non-Wing Sprint B Main 1 (10 laps; 4 transferred ): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Dustin Ingle, 3. J.J. Hughes, 4. Jacob Gordon, 5. Travis Hery, 6. Shane O’Banion, 7. Matt Cooley, 8. Joe Liguori, 9. Cody White, 10. Jack James, 11. Cooper Welch, 12. Brian Vaughn, 13. Mike Miller, 14. Luke Hall (DNS).

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Matt Westfall, 2. Shane Cottle, 3. Scott Hampton, 4. Scotty Weir, 5. Dallas Hewitt, 6. Garrett Abrams, 7. Matt Goodnight, 8. Tyler Hewitt, 9. Thomas Meseraull, 10. Cole Ketcham, 11. J.J. Hughes, 12. Dustin Ingle, 13. Brayden Clark, 14. Jacob Gordon, 15. Tyler Kendall, 16. Tim Creech, 17. Anthony D’Alessio, 18. Sterling Cling, 19. Adam Byrkett, 20. Landon Simon.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Stratton Briggs, 2. Cory Gingrich, 3. Gunnar Lucius, 4. Zach Gingrich, 5. Bryce Dues, 6. Mike Hessel, 7. Thomas Bigelow, 8. Leonard Foster.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Aaron Leffel, 2. Cory Bedwell, 3. Chett Gehrke, 4. Ian Creagel, 5. Marc Neft Jr., 6. Bryce Messingill, 7. Don Bigelow, 8. Mike Magic.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Zane Briggs, 2. Nathan Foster, 3. Nick Bowers, 4. Michael Magic, 5. Brandon Dailey, 6. Josh Chess, 7. Kyle Kriegbaum.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Feature (20 laps): 1. Stratton Briggs, 2. Aaron Leffel, 3. Nathan Foster, 4. Gunnar Lucius, 5. Chett Gehrke. 6. Cory Guingrich, 7. Zane Briggs, 8. Zach Guingrich, 9. Kyle Kreigbaum, 10. Nick Bowers, 11. Corey Bedwell, 12. Bryce Massingill, 13. Ian Creager, 14. Josh Chess, 15. Michael Magic, 16. Mark Neft Jr., 17. Don Bigelow, 18. Thomas Bigelow, 19. Leonard Foster, 20. Bryce Dues, 21. Mike Hessel, 22. Brandon Dailey.

Hornet Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Bryce Lainglois, 2. Donnie Huddleson, 3. Charlie Teegarden, 4. Jesse Arenas, 5. Brad Evans, 6. James Headley Jr. (DNF).

.

Hornet Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Jacob Beard, 2. Randy Brommer, 3. Joey Eastes, 4. Dustin Franks, 5. Dalton Bishop, 6. Billy Beard.

.

Hornet Feature (15 laps): 1. James Headley Jr., 2. Dalton Bishop, 3. Randy Brommer, 4. Charlie Teegarden, 5. Jacob Beard, 6. Joey Eastes, 7. Brad Evans, 8. Jesse Arenas, 9. Donnie Huddleson, 10. Bryce Langlois, 11. Dustin Franks, 12. Billy Beard.

 

Turner, Barney, Shwedyk, & Wert Take Night Before the Nationals Wins
 

Cory Turner, Jason Barney, & Parker Price-Miller locked into Saturday night’s Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Main

By Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ontario (September 13, 2019) – Rain was all around Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night, but the wet weather held off just long enough for all of the scheduled racing to be completed in the Night Before the Nationals presented by Burger Barn and Bradshaw Brothers.

Cory Turner, Jason Barney, and Parker Price-Miller took full advantage of their opportunity by claiming wins in the Triple 15’s for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and locking themselves into Saturday night’s Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Main. Meanwhile, Logan Shwedyk and Kyle Wert finished their seasons off with wins in the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock and HRW Automotive Mini Stock divisions, respectively.
KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS
The first of the three Triple 15’s began with Mark Smith and Cory Turner on the front row. Smith was looking for the third Night Before the Nationals win of his career, but Turner had other ideas and took the lead from Smith on lap three. Smith spent the remainder of the caution-free race unsuccessfully trying to chase Turner down, but Turner took his first Night Before the Nationals win by 1.239 seconds. Smith settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Jared Horstman, Shone Evans, and Ryan Turner.

Dylan Westbrook and Jason Barney made up the front row for the second Triple 15, but third place starter Max Stambaugh quickly entered the fray to lead the first lap. Barney did not allow Stambaugh to get away though, and took the lead at the start/finish line at the completion of lap two. Yellow flags for Tyler Rand and Al Gilleta Jr. followed, but Barney stayed ahead of the field to take the win by 1.232 seconds over Mitch Brown. Stambaugh, row four starter Sam Hafertepe Jr., and row five starter Jordan Poirier rounded out the top five.

The third Triple 15 of the night started with Parker Price-Miller and Jonathan Preston on the front row. It appeared two-time CSCN winner Price-Miller was going to run away with the win, but Matt Farnham had other ideas; the rookie 360 Sprint Car driver drove past Price-Miller on lap five and began to open a lead. Farnham’s lead shrunk as he negotiated traffic and Price-Miller adjusted his line. Disaster almost struck for the leaders with two laps to go, as Price-Miller had a big run out of turn four and almost got squeezed into the wall as Farnham drifted up the track. Farnham fought off a slide job from Price-Miller in turn one on the last lap, but Price-Miller drove around the outside to take the win in turns three and four. Farnham settled for second, followed by Preston, Jake Brown, and Billy VanInwegen.

Shone Evans, Mark Smith, Steve Poirier, Mitch Brown, Jared Zimbardi, and Dylan Westbrook claimed heat race wins for the 49 car field. Triple 15 winners Cory Turner, Jason Barney, and Parker Price-Miller earned guaranteed starting spots in Saturday night’s 35 lap Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Main, and will start 11th or better in the $10,000 USD-to-win event.
MIDDLEPORT MECHANICAL THUNDER STOCKS
The final Thunder Stock race of 2019 began with Kacey Huffman scheduled as the polesitter, but Mike Thorne and Blake Bomberry Jr. started the A-Main on the front row. Thorne took the early lead, but Mark Bazuin chased down his teammate and took the lead on lap six. While Bazuin continued to lead, Logan Shwedyk and Dave Bailey were charging from deep in the field. They were third and fourth by the halfway point and quickly chasing Thorne and Bazuin down. Shwedyk took over the lead with three laps to go and cruised to the win in the non-stop race. Bazuin, Thorne, Bailey, and Ryan Beagle took top five finishes.

Mark Bazuin and Logan Shwedyk won qualifying heat races. Shwedyk’s time of 6:38.386 in the A-Main is a new Thunder Stock track record for the 20 lap distance.
HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Mike Giberson and Tim DeBoer made up the front row for the finial Mini Stock race of the season, but Kyle Wert quickly took the lead and went on to take the win. Close racing through the rest of the field, but Matt Nuell eventually emerged from the pack and attempted to chase Wert down. Nuell closed the lead down to just a few car lengths, but ran out of time to catch Wert before the checkered flag fell. Wert took the win over Nuell by less than three tenths of a second, while Ryan Hillar, Kevin Thorne, and Tim DeBoer took top five finishes.

Tim DeBoer and Dusty DeBoer won qualifying heat races. Kyle Wert’s time of 5:27.505 in the A-Main is a new Mini Stock track record for the 15 lap distance. Mike Giberson finished his 24th consecutive season at Ohsweken without missing a single Mini Stock event.
UP NEXT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
The final night of Ohsweken’s car racing season takes the green flag on Saturday, September 14 with the 15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. More than 70 of the best 360 Sprint Car racers from across North America are set to race for the $10,000 USD winner’s prize. The event also features the $1,000 CAD-to-win season finale for the Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Cars. Please visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for more information.
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT

Friday, September 13, 2019
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Night Before the Nationals
Total Entries: 83

______________________________

Night Before the Nationals 360 Sprint Cars (49 Entries)

A-Main 1 [Started] 15 laps – 4:00.779
1. 13-Cory Turner [2]; 2. 55M-Mark Smith [1]; 3. 17-Jared Horstman [5]; 4. 87X-Shone Evans [4]; 5. 91-Ryan Turner [9]; 6. 9-Steve Lyons [7]; 7. 28M-Conner Morrell [10]; 8. 28F-Davie Franek [11]; 9. 1-Holly Porter [12]; 10. 23-Devon Dobie [8]; 11. 15-Dan Nanticoke [6]; 12. 7-Caleb Wood [13]; (DNS) 28FM-Steve Poirier; (DNS) 46-Kevin Pauls; (DNS) 68-Aaron Turkey
A-Main 1 Lap Leaders – Mark Smith (1-2), Cory Turner (3-15)
Hard Charger – Ryan Turner +4

A-Main 2 [Started] 15 laps – NT
1. 87-Jason Barney [2]; 2. 10B-Mitch Brown [4]; 3. 17M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [8]; 5. 28-Jordan Poirier [10]; 6. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [1]; 7. 79-Jordan Thomas [7]; 8. 84-Tyler Rand [11]; 9. 88H-Josh Hansen [9]; 10. 22-Shawn Sliter [5]; 11. 22JR-Allen Gilleta [13]; 12. (DNF) 7C-Dylan Swiernik [6]; (DNS) 36-Kyle Moffit ; (DNS) 77X-Alex Hill ; (DNS) 9B-Scott Burk
A-Main 2 Lap Leaders – Max Stambaugh (1), Jason Barney (2-15)
Hard Charger – Jordan Poirier +5

A-Main 3 [Started] 15 laps – 4:00.646
1. 67X-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 2. 7NY-Matt Farnham [3]; 3. 22P-Jonathan Preston [2]; 4. 1-10-Jake Brown [5]; 5. 56-Billy VanInwegen [6]; 6. 5D-Shane Ross [8]; 7. 21-John Burbridge Jr. [11]; 8. 8-Hannah Ferrell [12]; 9. 46C-Ryan Coniam [10]; 10. 16L-Roger Levesque [7]; 11. (DNF) 99-John Trenca [9]; 12. (DNF) 35-Jared Zimbardi [4]; 13. (DNF) 15F-Mike Ferrell [13]; (DNS) 85-Dustin Daggett; (DNS) 0-Glenn Styres
A-Main 3 Lap Leaders – Parker Price-Miller (1-4, 15), Matt Farnham (5-14)
Hard Charger – John Burbridge Jr. +4

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 2:00.080
1. 87X-Shone Evans [1]; 2. 15-Dan Nanticoke [2]; 3. 17M-Max Stambaugh [6]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [4]; 5. 28-Jordan Poirier [3]; 6. 84-Tyler Rand [5]; 7. 21-John Burbridge Jr [8]; 8. (DNF) 0-Glenn Styres [9]; 9. (DNF) 77X-Alex Hill [7]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 55M-Mark Smith, [6]; 2. 67X-Parker Price-Miller, [7]; 3. 9-Steve Lyons, [3]; 4. 88H-Josh Hansen, [2]; 5. 28M-Conner Morrell, [4]; 6. 99-John Trenca, [8]; 7. (DNF) 15F-Mike Ferrell, [1]; 8. (DNF) 46-Kevin Pauls, [5]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 1:59.729
1. 28FM-Steve Poirier, [2]; 2. 17-Jared Horstman, [3]; 3. 7NY-Matt Farnham, [6]; 4. 1-10-Jake Brown, [7]; 5. 28F-Davie Franek, [1]; 6. 1-Holly Porter, [4]; 7. 7-Caleb Wood, [5]; 8. 22JR-Allen Gilleta, [8]

Heat Race 4 [Started] 8 laps – 1:58.957
1. 10B-Mitch Brown [1]; 2. 87-Jason Barney [6]; 3. 22-Shawn Sliter [5]; 4. 5D-Shane Ross [4]; 5. 23-Devon Dobie [7]; 6. 8-Hannah Ferrell [2]; (DNS) 91H Scott Holcomb; (DQ) 3-Denny Peebles [3]

Heat Race 5 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 35-Jared Zimbardi [1]; 2. 13-Cory Turner [7]; 3. 22P-Jonathan Preston [8]; 4. 91-Ryan Turner [4]; 5. 46C-Ryan Coniam [2]; 6. (DNF) 85-Dustin Daggett [3]; 7. (DNF) 68-Aaron Turkey [5]; 8. (DNF) 9B-Scott Burk [6]

Heat Race 6 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [5]; 2. 7C-Dylan Swiernik [1]; 3. 79-Jordan Thomas [3]; 4. 56-Billy VanInwegen [6]; 5. 16L-Roger Levesque [7]; 6. (DNF) 36-Kyle Moffit [4]; (DNS) 69-Steve Glover; (DQ) 2-Dave Axton [2]

______________________________

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (18 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 20 laps – 6:38.386 NTR
1. 53-Logan Shwedyk [11]; 2. 21X-Mark Bazuin [6]; 3. 55-Mike Thorne [3]; 4. 49-Dave Bailey [17]; 5. 84RK-Ryan Beagle [9]; 6. 25-Ken Sargent [16]; 7. 23-Trevor DeBoer [14]; 8. 28-Jim Lampman [7]; 9. 79-Christopher Hale 10]; 10. 8-Ryan Dinning [15]; 11. 11-Gofast Teeple [5]; 12. 07-Brian Pescetti [12]; 13. 24-Blake Bomberry Jr. [2]; 14. 28D-Donny Lampman [8]; 15. 13-Kacey Huffman [1]; 16. A1-Spencer General-Thomas [4]; (DNS) 4B-Brian Brady; (DNS) 2-Ryan Berry
A-Main Lap Leaders – Mike Thorne (1-5), Mark Bazuin (6-17), Logan Shwedyk (18-20)
Hard Charger – Dave Bailey +13

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 2:42.606
1. 21X-Mark Bazuin [6]; 2. 55-Mike Thorne [3]; 3. 28-Jim Lampman [7]; 4. 24-Blake Bomberry Jr. [2]; 5. 84RK-Ryan Beagle [10]; 6. 11-Gofast Teeple [5]; 7. 13-Kacey Huffman [1]; 8. 28D-Donny Lampman [8]; (DNS) A1-Spencer General-Thomas

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 53-Logan Shwedyk [2]; 2. 25-Ken Sargent [7]; 3. 49-Dave Bailey [8]; 4. 8-Ryan Dinning [6]; 5. 79-Christopher Hale [1]; 6. 07-Brian Pescetti [3]; 7. 2-Ryan Berry [9]; 8. (DNF) 4B-Brian Brady [4]; 9. (DNF) 23-Trevor DeBoer [5]
______________________________

HRW Automotive Stocks (16 Entries)

A-Main [Started] 15 laps – 5:27.505 NTR
1. 19-Kyle Wert [3]; 2. 2-Matt Nuell [7]; 3. 21H-Ryan Hillar [8]; 4. 360-Kevin Thorne [4]; 5. 9-Tim DeBoer [2]; 6. 23-Dusty DeBoer [10]; 7. 01-Tristan Da Silva [12]; 8. 6X-Mike Sarantakos [5]; 9. 16-Sean Iftody [13]; 10. 14M-Matthew Moore [14]; 11. 1-Brian Wilson [16]; 12. 46-Ashton Dickie [15]; 13. 11-Mike Giberson [1]; 14. (DNF) 14L-John Lubeck [11]; (DNS) 265-Mike Evers; (DNS) 11E-Jeff Elsliger
A-Main Lap Leaders – Kyle Wert (1-15)
Hard Charger – Matt Nuell +5

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 2:15.512
1. 9-Tim DeBoer [2]; 2. 19-Kyle Wert [3]; 3. 360-Kevin Thorne [4]; 4. 2-Matt Nuell [7]; 5. 21H-Ryan Hillar [8]; 6. 6X-Mike Sarantakos [5]; 7. 11-Mike Giberson [1]; (DNS) 265-Mike Evers

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 23-Dusty DeBoer [2]; 2. 01-Tristan DaSilva [4]; 3. 16-Sean Iftody [6]; 4. 14M-Matthew Moore [7]; 5. 14L-John Lubeck [3]; 6. 46-Ashton Dickie [5]; 7. (DNF) 1-Brian Wilson [8]; (DNS) 11E-Jeff Elsliger
______________________________

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals History
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

Past Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Winners
2005 Kenny Jacobs – Holmesville, Ohio, USA
2006 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2007 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA
2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, Texas, USA
2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2013 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2014 Jessica Zemken – Sprakers, New York, USA
2015 Bryan Howland – Auburn, New York, USA
2016 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA
2017 Carson Macedo – Lemoore, California, USA
2018 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA
2019 ???

About Burger Barn: Since opening in 2011 Burger Barn has quickly gained a reputation for large portions, friendly staff, great food, and fair prices. Tips from satisfied customers even led Food Network Canada to feature Burger Barn on their popular “You Gotta Eat Here” series. Burger Barn takes pride in their product, and they never get tired of hearing “That was the best burger I’ve ever had”. Their menu also includes all-day breakfast, wings, chicken burgers, fish and chips, pulled pork, daily specials, and much more! Burger Barn is located at 3000 Fourth Line in Ohsweken, just minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Call them at 519-445-0088 and visit www.BurgerBarn.ca for more information.

About Bradshaw Brothers: Based in Waterford, Ontario, Bradshaw Fuels Limited was founded in 1979. The company’s line of business includes the wholesale distribution of petroleum and petroleum products. Call them at 519 443-8611, or visit their website at www.BradshawFuels.com.

About Arrow Express: Arrow Express Sports is a sport and entertainment company dedicated to preserving and teaching Native American Indian sports, culture, music, and languages. Based at the Arrow Express Sports Entertainment Arena, the company owns and operates the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League and the Hamilton Nationals of Major League Lacrosse. Arrow Express owns and operates the multipurpose 3,000 spectator capacity arena which hosts lacrosse, music, and festival events. The mission of Arrow Express Sports is to help children by advocating healthy lifestyle choices. Visit the Arrow Express Sports website at www.aeslacrosse.com.

About Nitro 54 Variety: Located at 919 Brant County Hwy 54, Nitro 54 Variety is a proud sponsor of several race teams at Ohsweken Speedway and a presenting sponsor of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

 

 

Kolosek Scores 1st CRSA Win @ NY Nationals

For Immediate Release by CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Canandaigua, NY (9/8/19) – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series closed out the inaugural New York Sprint Car Nationals at the Land of Legends Raceway Saturday night. When all was said and done not only did Johnny Kolosek pick up the win over the stout field but over Mother Nature as well.

The win was Kolosek’s first career win with the CRSA Sprint Car Series and came after starting in the sixth position.

In addition to being the eleventh race of the season, it was also the fourth and final race of the CRSA/Land of Legends Raceway Five Star Series presented by SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment. With his third-place finish, Jeff Trombley would be crowned the champion of the series.

Dan Craun and Dana Wagner led the field to the green with Wagner taking the early lead. Wagner, who took a nasty flip on Friday night, would lead early before giving way to a hard charging Craun on lap four. With Craun out front Kolosek was closing in. Kolosek would make it three wide with Wagner and a lapped car exiting turn four on lap eleven to take the lead.

Once out front Kolosek would lead the rest of the way in the caution free event. Kolosek would take the win over Craun, Trombley, Darryl Ruggles and Wagner. Third place starter Josh Flint finished sixth with Justin Mills, John Scarborough, Erik Karlsen and Dan Bennett completing the top ten. Heat races for the 22-car field were won by Emily VanInwegen, Flint and David Ferguson.

The Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Award went to Kolosek while the Powder Tech Powder Coating Hard Charger Award went to Brandyn Griffin for the second night in a row. The Maguire Family of Dealerships Magnificent Move of the Race Award went to Trombley. The Prestige Pool and Spa Final Finisher Award went to VanInwegen while Alysha Bay won the Midstate Basement Authorities First Car Out Award.

The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series is back in action Saturday, September 14th at the Fonda Speedway.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, Midstate Basement Authorities, Maguire Family of Dealerships, A-Verdi Storage Containers, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Kennedy’s Towing, Algonkin Motel, Powder Tech Powder Coatings, Magsarus Ingnitions, ProFab Engineering, Just Signs & Designs, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc., Country Service Center.

Round #11 – Land of Legends Raceway (SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA/Land of Legends Five Star Series) - A-Main Finish (25 Laps) – Johnny Kolosek, Dan Craun, Jeff Trombley, Darryl Ruggles, Dana Wagner, Josh Flint, Justin Mills, John Scarborough, Erik Karlsen, Dan Bennett, Brandyn Griffin, David Ferguson, Jason Whipple, Tyler Jashembowski, Trevor Years, Jacob Gomala, Jerry Sehn, Tommy Fletcher, Eric Kurtz, Steve Cousins, Alysha Bay, Steve Cousins (DNS)

 

 

Wilmot Raceway

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, September 7, 2019)--A third restart proved to be the charm as Navarino's Nick Anvelink bested Waukesha's Mitch McGrath for the Dirt Kings Late Model Tour Jim "Wildman" Watson Classic Saturday, September 7 at Wilmot Raceway.
McGrath was bidding for back to back wins at Wilmot having won the inaugural 2018 Watson Classic at Wilmot, appeared headed toward achieving the victory. Leading every lap, a series of late race cautions and a call back on a restart for a car going early set up a great final two laps.
McGrath stuck to the high side while Anvelink kept to the inside groove as the two went wide by side. On the white flag lap Anvelink made the move stick powering past McGrath to the win.
McGrath gave it one last shot coming for the checkered ending up second by less than a car length. Dorchester's Mark Rose was third.
Taylor Scheffler and Mark Rose led the 24-car field to the green flag of the 2nd Annual DiscountShopTowels.com Dirt Kings Late Model Tour Jim Wildman Watson Classic at Wilmot Raceway. McGrath passed Scheffler for the lead on the inside of turn three on the first lap. McGrath continued to lead the race as Anvelink and Justin Schmidt battled for second. Caution slowed the field on lap 15, when Brad Mueller slowed in turn three. On the restart, McGrath, Schmidt and Anvelink pulled away from the rest of the field. Schmidt and Avenlink battled for second position but with ten laps to go, Anvelink passed Schmidt for second place. Caution slowed the field with three laps to go as Justin Reed spun in turn two.
On the restart, McGrath led the field to the green flag with Anvelink diving to the inside in turn two with Rose and Scheffler close behind. Caution slowed the field one more time for an incident in turn two. On the final restart of the night, McGrath led the field to the green flag with Anvelink diving to the inside as they entered turn one. Avenlink made the pass as they raced down the backstretch, with McGrath in pursuit. Anvelink held on to win his fifth DiscountShopTowels.com Dirt Kings Late Model Tour race of the season and returned to Mueller's Sales & Service Victory Lane. Rose finished third followed by Scheffler and Brett Swedberg.
Brittany Watson, Jim's daughter was in the Mueller's Sales & Service Victory Lane to present the trophy to Nick Anvelink after the race. John Burnside designed the custom trophy, courtesy of Behling Racing Equipment and Impact Helmets.
The Brent Family sponsored the W1ld heat races with Mark Rose, Mitch McGrath and Nick Anvelink taking the win in their respective heat races, taking home an additional $50 from The Brent Family. Brett Swedberg won the Redline Web Design Hard Charger Award for $100 and a commemorative trophy by advancing ten positions in the 30-lap event.
Justin Ritchie took home the Sunoco Rookie of the Race Award, finishing eighth.
For Anvelink, the win was his first at Wilmot but fifth out of eight events on the Dirt Kings 2019 tour. Next stop is Plymouth Dirt Track Saturday, September 14.
Shawano's Brett Swedberg earned the hard charger award finishing fifth after starting 15th in the 24-car field.
Oconomowoc's Ryan Zielski won his second 20-lap AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints feature. The initial start of the main was red flagged when Zielski and front row starter Mitchell Davis of Auburn, IL got together creating a wild scramble resulting in Nick Petska of Spring Grove, IL flipping on the front straightaway. Petska and 2018 Wilmot Champion Tim Cox of Park City, IL, who was caught up in the melee, were both unable to continue. Davis came back and ended up tenth after restarting from the rear.
"That's not what I want to do to win a race," said Zielski of the incident. "I feel badly about what happened."
At the checkered it was Zielski, Greg Olsen of Round Lake Heights, IL second. Trevor's Chris Dodd third. 2019 Wilmot Track Champion Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor, IL fourth. Salem's Jordan Paulsen fifth.
Tim Hamburg of Dixon, IL captured his third 20-lap Modified feature. "This is big for us," said Hamburg, noting it's a 2 1/2- hour one-way tow to Wilmot from home. "I really love this place, run well here and the fans are great.
Hamburg battled wheel to wheel with past Wilmot champion South Milwaukee's Chris Carlson for several laps. Hamburg was up to the challenge. Mitch Morris of McCausland, Iowa caught Carlson for second in the final laps. Carlson was third. Joe Huenefeld of Cedarville, IL, 2019 Wilmot season champion, finished fourth. Genoa City's Mike Simons, 2-time Wilmot champion, was fifth.
Pell Lake's Cody Potter won his third 20-lap street stock main. "I knew Adam (Crapser) was coming and boy is that young guy fast," said Potter. "I have to thank my dad, everyone who works on the car, and Nick Simons along with Wilmot Raceway for hosting this event."
Brookfield's Adam Crapser was second. Cody Erickson of Algonquin, IL third. Caledonia's Kyle Caswell fourth. Big Bend's Mark Baker fifth.
Thanks to numerous race teams, Wilmot Raceway staff, sponsors, a total of 104 bikes were given away to youngsters in the grandstands. In addition, Alt-Egan racing donated glow sticks and Frisbees which were given away during the program.
Prior to the races, WLCB 101.5 at lakesradio.org with Pat Cameron, Matt Rosenburg and Ron Pecorini broadcasted with a live remote from the Raceway.
Wilmot Raceway is scheduled to host its Fall Festival of Speed on Saturday, October 5. WingLess sprints, modifieds, street stocks, lightning sprints and Bandit 4-cylinder stock cars are planned for the 2019 season ending program.
For details check the track web site wilmotraceway.com or the official Wilmot Raceway Facebook Page.
SUMMARY - WILMOT RACEWAY, WILMOT, WISCONSIN - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019
DIRT KINGS LATE MODEL TOUR JIM "WILDMAN" WATSON CLASSIC PRESENTED BY UNEEDA IRON & SANDBLASTING/J.R.'S WRECKER SERVICES OF WAUKEGAN/ASPHALT CONTRACTORS OF UNION GROVE/MLS AUTO CLINIC OF PADDOCK LAKE - 30-LAP FEATURE: 1. Nick Anvelink, Navarino; 2. Mitch McGrath, Waukesha; 3. Mark Rose, Dorchester; 4. Taylor Scheffler, Waukesha; 5. Brett Swedberg, Shawano; 6. Justin Schmidt, Cleveland; 7. Joe Bennett, Hortonville; 8.Justin Ritchie, New London; 9. Turk Letizia, Milwaukee; 10. Victor Benedetto, Marengo, IL; 11. Jim Schmidt, Cleveland; 12. David Jaeger, Slinger; 13. Tim Buhler, Green Bush; 14. Ron Stroika, Milwaukee; 15. Dan White, Elgin, IL; 16. Jim Letizia, Milwaukee; 17. Jim Juneau, Brookfield; 18. Derek Janke, Bear Creek; 19. Kyle Raddant, Shawano; 20. Justin Reed, Camp Point, IL; 21. Ron Berna, Abrams; 22. Brad Mueller, Random Lake; 23. Troy Springborn, Shawano; 24. Chris Engels, Green Bay.
10-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Rose; McGrath; Anvelink.
AUTOMETER WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINTS PRESENTED BY IRA: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Ryan Zielski, Oconomowoc; 2. Greg Olsen, Round Lake Heights, IL; 3. Chris Dodd, Trevor; 4. Jimmy Sivia, Winthrop Harbor, IL; 5. Jordan Paulsen, Salem; 6. Zach Raidart, Antioch, IL; 7. Derek Crane, Waukegan, IL; 8. Allen Hafford, Beach Park, IL; 9. Chris Klemko, Bristol; 10. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL; 11. Travis Mahoney, Olgesby, IL; 12. Nathan Crane, Waukegan; 13. Daniel Graumenz, Salem; 14. Rusty Egan, Burlington; 15. James Walldan, Kenosha; 16. Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY; 17. Tom Eller, Zion, IL; 18. Greg Alt, Delavan; 19. Natalie Klemko, Bristol; 20. Vince Bartolotta, Muskego; 21. Shawn Swim, Winthrop Harbor; 22. Charles Spoonmore, Somonauk, IL; 23. Tim Cox, Park City, IL; 24. Nick Petska, Spring Grove, IL.
12-LAP "B" MAIN: 1. Spitz; 2. Eller; 3. Graumenz; 4. Swim; 5. William Huck, Mukwonago; 6. Jim Wehrman, Kenosha; 7. Zach Hansen, New Berlin; 8. Steve Clott, Bradley, IL; 9. Lance Walldan, Winthrop Harbor; 10. Seth Johnson, Hartland; 11. Randy Stanford, Kenosha.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Hafford; Sivia; Davis; Zielski.
FAST QUALIFIER: Cox(:15.124 seconds).
MODIFIEDS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Tim Hamburg, Dixon, IL; 2. Mitch Morris, McCausland, IA; 3. Chris Carlson, South Milwaukee; 4. Joe Huenefeld, Cedarville, IL; 5. Mike Simons II, Genoa City; 6. Todd Kluever, Sun Prairie; 7. Eric Scribner, Kiel; 8. Joel Crowbridge, Union Grove; 9. Don Scheffler, Milwaukee; 10. Mike Conn, Big Bend; 11. Andrew Araco, New Berlin; 12. Scott Barnharst, Franklin; 13. John Dost, Bristol; 14. Marcus Hoeppner, Neosho; 15. Ryan Marshall, Kansasville; 16. Steve Mueller, Eagle; 17. Andy Gross, Hartford; 18. Brandon Hamburg, Dixon; 19. Jason Wirth, Elkhorn; 20. Mike Wittenburg, Tichigan.
1st 12-LAP "B" MAIN: 1. Scheffler; 2. B. Hamburg; 3. Brad McGuire, New Berlin; 4. Danny Walter, Burlington; 5. Scott Crowbridge, Burlington; 6. Morgan Sheppard, Hebron, IL; 7. Jason Schilling, Wauwatosa; 8. Lee Tibbitts, Hebron; 9. Tony Izzo, Capron, IL(Did Not Start); 10. Mike Simon Jr., Grayslake, IL(DNS).
2nd 12-LAP "B" MAIN: 1. J. Wirth; 2. Hoeppner; 3. Randy Markwardt, Jr., Sheboygan Falls; 4. Donnie Paskiewicz, Dousman; 5. Bart Sievert, West Allis; 6. Jimmy Vandervere, 7. Jack Williams, Rockford, IL; 8. Jeremy Johnson, East Troy; 9. Mike Knurr, Mukwonago.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Huenefeld; Morris; Carlson.
FAST QUALIFIER: Huenefeld(:17.063 seconds).
STREET STOCKS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Cody Potter, Pell Lake; 2. Adam Crapser, Brookfield; 3. Cody Erickson, Algonquin, IL; 4. Kyle Caswell, Caledonia; 5. Mark Baker, Big Bend; 6. Jesse Krahn, Beaver Dam; 7. Craig Kreuser, Kenosha; 8. Josh Gehrig, Pleasant Prairie; 9. Brandon Mertes, Antioch, IL; 10. Terry Hilgendorf, McHenry, IL; 11. Trent Anderson, Trevor; 12. Marc Caswell, West Allis; 13. James Jaime, Salem; 14. Sarah Jasinski, Milwaukee; 15. Courtney Atkinson, Pleasant Prairie; 16. Kevin Domrose, Big Bend; 17. Alex Crapser, Brookfield; 18. Justin McBain, Sturtevant.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Atkinson; Potter.
FAST QUALIFIER: Adam Crapser(:0:18.313 seconds).

 

McLain Earns First Career Sprint Car Victory During TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour Show at Lake View Motor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - NICHOLS, S.C. (Sept. 8, 2019) - A couple of days ago it wasn't known whether the TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour event on Saturday would take place after Hurricane Dorian has been battering the East Coast.

Brandon McLain is thankful the storm didn't wreak too much havoc on Lake View Motor Speedway, which gave the thumbs up to host the race. McLain bested a dozen drivers to capture his first career sprint car win.

The triumph made McLain the sixth different feature winner with the series this year and it halted a three-race winning streak by Steve Surniak, who finished second in the main event.

Nick Tucker was the Hard Charger Award winner after maneuvering from seventh to third. Sean Vardell finished fourth and John Karklin rounded out the top five.

The points battle got even closer after points leader Jake Karklin finished sixth. There are three nights of racing remaining this season. The TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour will be dormant this weekend before resuming competition on Sept. 21 at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, N.C.

TRIBODYN LUBRICANTS CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR RESULTS AT LAKE VIEW MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Sept. 7, 2019) -

A Main : 1. Brandon McLain; 2. Steve Surniak; 3. Nick Tucker; 4. Sean Vardell; 5. John Karklin; 6. Jake Karklin; 7. Jake McLain; 8. Frank Peters; 9. Terry Peters; 10. Ben McCall; 11. Nate Emig; 12. Mike Sellers.

2019 FEATURE WINNERS -

Steve Surniak - 3 (311 Speedway in Pine Hall, N.C., on July 27; Laurens County Speedway in Laurens, S.C., on Aug. 3; and Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C., on Aug. 10); Jake Karklin - 1 (Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C., on May 18); John Karklin - 1 (Lake View Motor Speedway in Nichols, S.C., on July 6); Brandon McLain - 1 (Lake View Motor Speedway in Nichols, S.C., on Sept. 7); Jake McLain - 1 (Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., on June 21); and Nick Tucker - 1 (Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C., on April 27)

UP NEXT -

Sept. 21 at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, N.C.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://www.carolinasprinttour.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolina305tour

MARKETING PARTNERS -

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

ABOUT CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR -

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

 

 

Jason Blonde in victory lane at Berlin Raceway.

MARNE, Mich. – The box score from Saturday night’s Engine Pro Fast Car Dash II may say that Jason Blonde led all 30 laps for his second Must See Racing Sprint Car Series win of the year, but it wasn’t that simple.

In fact, if not for a late-race caution, Blonde might not have won at Berlin Raceway at all.

Blonde held off Jimmy McCune on a green-white-checkered restart to secure the victory accolades, but it was lap 28 – when he was nearly passed in lapped traffic by Jimmy’s nephew, Anthony McCune – that stuck out as the game-changing moment for the No. 42 Hamilton Trucking team.

“He was coming there, and we were fighting through a mess of traffic,” Blonde recalled. “I think I just saw his nose there before he spun, and I think it was going to be a heck of a battle.”

The battle was imminent, as Anthony McCune had run down Blonde from 4.2 seconds back over a 17-lap span after taking the runner-up position at lap 11. A win just wasn’t meant to be on this night.

Anthony McCune was forced to get on the binders exiting turn two, with lapped traffic three-wide in front of him, and spun down to the inside to avoid running into the back of a slower car.

That shuffled him back out of contention and left Blonde, who had opened up nearly a half-track lead in the first part of the 30-lap feature, free to cruise to the victory following the lone restart of the night.

Or, as he said afterward, as free as one can be with Jimmy McCune breathing down their neck.

“When Jimmy’s behind you, you pretty much don’t lift and hope it turns and comes out,” Blonde noted. “And I tell you what, the last two laps … it kind of came to life a lot better on me than it had the whole race before that, but it stuck amazingly coming off the corner and got good grip in.

“This place is a blast. All this lap traffic we had, it makes it a lot of fun and it’s just awesome.”

Jimmy McCune finished second, .546 seconds back, after starting eighth and struggling to move forward.

It was a frustrating result for the four-time defending champion, who had plenty to say after the race.

“I mean, Jason jumped the start a little bit there at the beginning. He went, I don't know, a couple ... two, three car lengths before the cone, but that’s all right,” said Jimmy McCune. “It’s no big deal. You know what? We didn’t get any hot laps. We qualified quick time, and that’s great, but that'll be the last time (because) we're going to sand bag like they do and start on the front row now.

“Next time, we’ll try to win this thing from the front and see how that works out.”

Charlie Schultz completed the podium, followed by Anthony McCune, who rallied back to finish fourth despite his spin in the closing laps. Christian Koehler completed the top five with a career-best run.

The next race for the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series will be on Sept. 14 at Jennerstown (Pa.) Speedway. Jimmy McCune is the defending winner of the David D. Mateer Tribute Race.

The finish:

Jason Blonde, Jimmy McCune, Charlie Schultz, Anthony McCune, Christian Koehler, Teddy Alberts, Tom Jewell, Kevin Feeney, Jerry Caryer, Jeff Bloom, Johnny Petrozelle, Adam Biltz, Joshua Sexton, Rick Holley, Bobby Komisarski, Todd McQuillen, Ryan Litt, Tyler Roahrig, Tom Geren, Joey Irwin.

 

 

SEAVEY SOARS TO SPECTACULAR RIM-RIDING WIN AT SPOON RIVER

CANTON, ILL. (September 7, 2019) - Putting an exclamation point on a weekend sweep, Logan Seavey of Sutter, Calif. continued his winning ways on Saturday night with an exciting late-race rally to take the cake at Spoon River Speedway. Going top shelf, Seavey tiptoed around the outside of the 3/8th-mile and treaded the cushion while rocketing to the lead with five to go and storming off for his ninth POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League win of the year

In a season chalked full of dominance, Saturday's triumph gave Seavey yet another accolade in his booming career. Not only did the 22-year old Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports star sneak closer to Christopher Bell's record of 11 POWRi National Midgets wins in a single season, but he became the all-time leader in a separate category.

Scoring his 17th-career victory in thrilling fashion, the Sutter, Calif. native advanced to eighth on the all-time wins list and surpassed Darren Hagen of Riverside, Calif. to become the winningest California driver in POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League history.

Before the pageantry of yet another victory lane commenced, a trio of leader commanded the field in what was an all-around enticing 30-lapper. Started by the front row of Tanner Carrick and Jake Neuman, it was Neuman of New Berlin, Ill. who found the top first and led the opening lap aboard his Jim Neuman Racing, Brandt, BOSS/SR-11 No. 3N.

Neuman's advantage was shortlived, however, as Carrick of Lincoln, Calif. came bolting to the lead on lap two and pointed his Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, Walker Filters, Bullet/Toyota No. 71K to the top. Bringing his KKM teammate along for the ride, Carrick saw a charging Seavey throw several sliders his way early on but responded to every attempt and maintained command lap-in and lap-out.

While Carrick and Seavey were focused on each other, a new challenger came roaring to life as Tyler Thomas of Collinsville, Okla. methodically rolled the low line and put his BT Machine, Spike/Toyota No. 91T in contention. With open track ahead, Thomas drove by both Seavey and Carrick to assume the race lead on lap eight.

A lap ten caution restacked the field and bunched them up, but Thomas remained strong out front while Seavey struggled with passing Carrick for the second spot and the back end of the top five continued shuffling with Spencer Bayston, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Ace McCarthy and Zach Daum all battling.

However, that intense fight for position soon turned drastic, as Bayston's No. 19 and Klaasmeyer's No. 27 collided at the entry to turn three, resulting in both cars going for nasty tumbles. Both drivers would climb out of their respective cars, although very gingerly, showing the magnitude of the scary crash.

Going back to green with 11 laps left, fans at Spoon River were treated to a three-way for the top spot as Thomas crept down low, Carrick rolled through the middle and Seavey. Blasted the cushion. Finding the sweet spot up top, Seavey swept around the outside and built his momentum before flying by Carrick and then tracking down Thomas for the lead with five to go.

Clearing the pass at the exit of turn four, Seavey's No. 67 rocketed off the banking and went screaming down the frontstretch as he edged ahead of Thomas' No. 91T to lead the 25th lap. Keeping it close, Thomas kept Seavey honest and made it a close race until a slow lapper on the bottom held him up and essentially handed Seavey the W.

Leading only five laps, Logan Seavey lurked in the late running and capitalized for his ninth POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League win of the 2019 season. Completing a weekend sweep for the Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, Mobil 1, Bullet/Toyota No. 67, Seavey won his first-ever event at Spoon River all the while inching closer to the history books.

Trailing Seavey to the finish line was Tyler Thomas with a close second-place result and Tanner Carrick with a third-place effort. Rounding out the top five was Zach Daum and Jesse Colwell, while top ten finishers included Ace McCarthy in sixth, Jesse Love in seventh, Andrew Layser in eighth, Holley Hollan in ninth and Daison Pursley in tenth.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League resumes next weekend with a trip to Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill. on Friday, September 13 and then a night at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill. on Saturday, September 14.

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

Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (3); 2. 91T-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK (4); 3. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (6); 4. 86C-Dalton Camfield, Decatur, IL (2); 5. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (5); 6. 77-Blaze Bennett, Parker, CO (1); 7. 17C-Devin Camfield, Decatur, IL (7).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 67-Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (2); 2. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (3); 3. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (1); 4. 47BC-Andrew Layser, Collegeville, PA (7); 5. 9X-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (6); 6. 10-Lance Bennett, Parker, CO (4); 7. 16C-Dave Camfield Jr., Decatur, IL (5).

Advanced Racing Suspension Heat Three (8 Laps): 1.19-Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (1); 2. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (3); 3. 1NZ-Michael Pickens, Auckland, NZ (6); 4. 72-Sam Johnson, St. Peters, MO (5); 5. 00-Luke Howard, Overland Park, KS (4); 6. 11-Tyler Baran, Joliet, IL (2); 7. 11B-Jeff Zelinski, Joliet, IL (7).

Schoenfeld Headers Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 71K-Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (4); 2. 67K-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (2); 3. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (7); 4. 7X-Brock Maskovich (3); 5. 99-Ryan Probst, New Lenox, IL (6); 6. 10A-Ryan Shilkuski (1); 7. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (5).

Rod End Supply B-Main (12 Laps / 6 Transfer): 1.08-Cannon McIntosh (12); 2. 97K-Jesse Love (3); 3. 86C-Dalton Camfield (2); 4. 16C-Dave Camfield Jr. (11); 5. 99-Ryan Probst (1); 6. 10-Lance Bennett (5); 7. 00-Luke Howard (4); 8. 10A-Ryan Shilkuski (10); 9. 77-Blaze Bennett (9); 10. 11-Tyler Baran (6); 11. 17C-Devin Camfield (7); 12. 11B-Jeff Zelinski (8).

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Main Event (30 Laps): 1. 67-Logan Seavey (4); 2. 91T-Tyler Thomas (5); 3. 71K-Tanner Carrick (1); 4. 5D-Zach Daum (9); 5. 71-Jesse Colwell (14); 6. 28-Ace McCarthy (10); 7. 97K-Jesse Love (18); 8. 47BC-Andrew Layser (11); 9. 67K-Holley Hollan (12); 10. 9-Daison Pursley (6); 11. 08-Cannon McIntosh (17); 12. 72-Sam Johnson (13); 13. 1NZ-Michael Pickens (7); 14. 7X-Brock Maskovich (15); 15. 86C-Dalton Camfield (19); 16. 99-Ryan Probst (21); 17. 16C-Dave Camfield Jr. (20); 18. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (3); 19. 19-Spencer Bayston (8); 20. 10-Lance Bennett (22); 21. 3N-Jake Neuman (2); 23. 9X-Clinton Boyles (16); Lap Leader(s): Neuman 1; Carrick 2-7; Thomas 8-24; Seavey 25-30. Hard Charger(s): Love +11.

 

 

Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series

The PIRTEK Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) would field a 24 car field for the 19th annual Jerry Richert Memorial race at the Cedar Lake Speedway. Cam Schafer would jump out to an early lead with Ryan Bowers and Brooke Tatnell close behind. Ryan would power his 16 car by the 14 of Schafer for the lead with Tatnell right behind. Tatnell who had run all three classes this night would finally make the big move and slide up in front of Bowers and run away with the lead with 4 laps to go. Brooke Tatnell would take the checkers for the second time of the night and take his retro painted 63 sprinter to Rock Auto Victory Lane. This would be the first ever win for Tatnell in a non wing sprint car.

Results:

PIRTEK Heat 1: Caho, Anderson, Kerzman, Joseph Kouba, Roach, Lear, Vadnais, Huseman.

PIRTEK Heat 2: Hanson, Bowers, Mueller, Berger, Lewerer, Peterson, Stordahl.

PIRTEK Heat3: Tatnell, Schafer, Jake Kouba, Buck, Lowe, Kirchner, Becker, Steahl, Johnson (DNS)

Feature: Tatnell, Bowers, Schafer, Mueller, Kerzman, Rosch, Lewerer, Hanson, Jake, Kouba, Caho, Anderson, Peterson, Joseph Kouba, Jack Berger, Stordahl, Lowe, Johnson, Buck, Kirchner, Vadnais, Huesmann, Steahl, Lear (DNF) and Becker (DNF)

 

 

Jonathan Jorgenson Scores Herz Precision Parts Wingless Nationals Prelim Win; Kelly McDonald Tames Street Stocks
By Ben Deatherage
Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway was back into the fray of things on Friday, September 6th. It was the first of two nights of the 2019 Herz Precision Parts Wingless Nationals. The Wingless Sprints, Street Stocks, and Dwarf Cars (covered in a separate race report) all inhabited the famed ¼-mile clay oval.

Kevin Cory made a significant return to Cottage Grove Speedway in the Wingless feature. The Medford veteran, racing for car owner Steven Thompson, paced the field for the first lap of the main. Redmond’s Brent Rich, in the Nickye Mendenhall, owned mount, took over the role as the leader on the second circuit.

Rich had a tough task of keeping all challengers at bay. Eventually, Ricky Ashley made his way to the front on the fourth trip past the flag stand. Ashley, of Thurston, managed to construct a massive lead over the rest of the competition.

However, in the late stages of the races, he would be bottled up in heavy lapped traffic. Ricky Ashley lost the lead on lap twenty-four at the start/finish line. The driver taking over the role in the first place position was Jonathan Jorgenson, from Puyallup, Washington. Racing for Tacoma, Washington based car owner Sterling Kane, Jorgenson, led the balance of the distance to pick up a massive win.

Trent Carter, making long tow from Redondo Beach, California, squeaked into second place on the final lap. Ricky Ashley ended the main in third while Eagle Creek youngster Lindsay Barney finished her night fourth. Rob Lindsey, of Sherwood, wrapped up the top five finishing order, in fifth.

A special knock out qualifying format was utilized for the night to determine the winner of the $500.00 bonus courtesy of Herz Precision Parts. Ricky Kirkbride, from Bakersfield, California, was the last man standing and was the winner of the time trial battle. Also, Kirkbride set a new track record in the third round with a time of 12.202 seconds. The old record was established on September 23rd, 2011 by Colin Baker at 12.303 seconds.

Earning heat race wins were Queen Creek, Arizona’s Shawn Rice in the Prubaugh Family racing entry, Jonathan Jorgenson, and Lindsay Barney. Rob Lindsey picked up the victory in the trophy dash.

In Street Stock competition it was utter dominance from Kelly McDonald. The longtime Cottage Grove racer, in the Tom and Joan Langan, owned machine, took over the lead on lap one. The race only witnessed one stoppage, and McDonald blazed the trail the entire distance. It marked the fourth occasion that the team has won at CGS in 2019.

Creswell’s Garrett Barth finished in second while Adam Applebee, of Eugene, was a respectable third. Troy Chamberlain, from Junction City, got fourth while finishing fifth would be Marcola’s Roger Bell. It was also a clean sweep for Kelly McDonald as he set fast time and procured wins in the heat race and trophy dash.

The same three classes will be back in action on Saturday, September 7th, for the last race of the weekend. Tickets are $13.00 for Adults, Seniors/Juniors/Military $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. Pit Gates open at 1:00 PM, Front Gates 3:30, and Time Trials at 5:30 with racing beginning at 6:00. For more information and updates log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or check out the official Facebook page.

Race Results:

Wingless Sprints
A-Feature: 1. Jonathan Jorgenson; 2. Trent Carter; 3. Ricky Ashley; 4. Lindsay Barney; 5. Rob Lindsey; 6. Tim Alberding; 7. Brent Rich; 8. Kevin Cory; 9. Ian Bandey; 10. Lance Hallmark; 11. Kyle Alberding; 12. Nate Geister; 13. Chad Lindsey; 14. Don Trent; 15. Dayson Thomas; 16. Gene Cannon; 17. Tony Offutt; 18. Shawn Rice; 19. Johnnie Butler; DNS Ricky Kirkbride; DNS Brad Rhodes; DNS Kyle Miller

Street Stocks
A-Feature: 1. Kelly McDonald; 2. Garrett Barth; 3. Adam Applebee; 4. Troy Chamberlain; 5. Roger Bell; 6. David Schmidt

 

 

Cockrum Tops ‘Friday Night Fury’ Show at Gas City;

Strunk, Losh, and the Headleys Also Triumph

GAS CITY, Ind., Sept. 7 — Shane Cockrum of Benton, Ill., who is known as the “Flying Fireman,” won a torrid, non-stop, 25-lap non-wing sprint car feature Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway that lived up to its billing as “Friday Night Fury.”

Brad Strunk of Mason, Ohio, the “Racing Realtor,” captured the 20-lap American Mini Sprint Association (AMSA) feature after winning a similar main event on opening night in May.

Derek Losh of Rensselaer, Ind. won the 20-lap United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) modified feature for his sixth such victory this season at Gas City.

James Headley of Marion, Ind. took a crack at the street stock division and won that 15-lap feature by inches in another barnburner.

His son, James Headley Jr. of Wabash, Ind., closed the evening with his sixth 15-lap hornet feature victory of the year at the Grant County quarter-mile dirt oval during the five-division program that attracted 100 races cars, including 33 410 sprints, but was still completed by 11:14 p.m.

Polesitter Dustin Ingle of Lima, Ohio led the first seven laps of the sprint car feature before Cockrum got by on the backstretch in Jamie and Michelle Paul’s High Asspirations Farms DRC No. 24P, which is based in Eaton, Ohio.

Point leader Thomas Meseraull of Waveland, Ind., who was going for his eighth sprint car feature victory of the year here, got under Cockrum in Turn 4 to take the lead working lap 17. The pair made contact in Turn 2 on the next lap, and Cockrum regained the lead on lap 19.

Lap 21 was amazing, as second and third place changed hands at least twice with sliders between Meseraull and Scotty Weir of Marion, Ind. before Weir got second on lap 22.

Meseraull faded to sixth on the last lap, reportedly due to the earlier contact. He displayed his displeasure to Cockrum afterwards, and his car had to be towed from the backstretch after the race.

Cockrum was 2.256 seconds ahead of Weir at the checkered after the 25-lap contest that took only 14:13 to complete. The lack of yellows was remarkable, as the leaders had several close calls due to lapped traffic.

Ingle ended up third. Dallas Hewitt of Fletcher, Ohio, who started tenth, came home fourth and Matt Westfall of Pleasant Hill, Ohio rounded out the top five.

Ryan Moran of Ottawa, Ohio led the first 12 laps of the 20-lap AMSA mini-sprint feature before Strunk dug under him in Turn 2 for the lead in his No. 23S, which is sponsored by Parsons Construction Group and NRL Mortgage. Jac Nickles of Harrod, Ohio, who won two AMSA mini-sprint features at Gas City in June and July, was right on the tail of runner-up Moran’s car at the checkered. Chris Miller of Lafayette, Ind. finished fourth and Adam Schmenk of West Mansfield, Ohio placed fifth.

Losh started on the pole of the 20-car/20-lap modified feature and led the whole way in his Superior Sales and Service No. 21. Zeke McKenzie of Claypool, Ind. placed second when he took the checkered 5.467 seconds after Losh did. Defending track champion Dillon Nusbaum of Warsaw, Ind. finished third. Dylan Woodling of Warsaw, Ind. used the high groove to finish fourth and Tony Anderson of Lima, Ohio placed fifth.

Lapped traffic in Turn 2 played a role in determining the outcome of the 15-lap street stock feature, which was settled by inches at the line.

Polesitter Tony Anderson led the first lap before Andy Bishop of Gas City got the lead using the outside groove in Turn 4. After two yellows for spins, Headley passed Anderson for second by slipping under him in Turn 4 working lap six. Using the low groove, Hedley passed Bishop for the lead on lap 10 only for Bishop to regain it on the following lap.

The pair continued to duke it out the rest of the way and lapped traffic played a role. They banged wheels on the white-flag lap when Headley took the lead in the HP Auto No. 78. They took the checkered side by side, with Headley getting the victory over Bishop by mere inches.

Anderson finished third followed by Jeffery Jessup. Dalton Bishop of Montpelier, Ind., finished fifth.

Headley Jr. started on the pole of the hornet feature and led the whole way in

the family’s No. 00 sponsored by Dudding’s Heating and Cooling, Garriott Electric, Edwards Automotive and TJR Trucking.

His father started second and ran in that position for the first nine laps. At that point Brad Evans of Marion, Ind. had mechanical difficulties and stopped in Turn 4, and Headley had to take evasive action through the infield to miss him. After that maneuver Headley’s right-rear tire started to go flat, most likely due to the incident, and he headed for the pits before the race restarted with nine laps down. Jacob Beard took over second due to Headley’s exit and he went on to finish in the runner-up position.

The best battle near the end of the race was for third, which eventually went to Allison Butler over Dustin Franks of Portland, Ind. Donnie Huddleston finished fifth.

During intermission there was an Indianapolis Motor Speedway ticket give-away for the NASCAR Xfinity race there today and the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard powered by Florida Georgia Line at IMS on Sunday.

Sprint car drivers also went through the stands with their helmets and collected $887 in donations for the funeral of 10-year-old Skylea Carmack of Gas City, who was murdered last week.

The Farmers Almanac has predicted a particularly cold winter ahead so fans won’t want to miss the track’s final four nights of operation for the 2019 season while the weather is still favorable for racing. There’s only one more Friday night show on tap, which is next week on a lucky Friday the 13th when the American Ethanol modifieds, non-wing sprint cars, USAC SpeeD2 midgets and the hornet division take center stage. On Thursday, Sept. 26 the track will present the second annual James Dean Classic featuring the USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars. The Fall Festival of Speed will close the season on Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6.

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

The results:

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. J.J. Hughes, 2. Ty Tilton, 3. Tyler Hewitt, 4. Adam Byrkett, 5. Evan Mosley, 6. Chris Neuwsander, 7. Jack James, 8. Brian Vaughn, 9. Cooper Welch.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. Anthony D’Alessio, 3. Dallas Hewitt, 4. Tony Main, 5. Garret Abrams, 6. Tim Creech, 7. Matt Cooley, 8. Brayden Clark.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Scotty Weir, 2. Sterling Cling, 3. Matt Westfall, 4. Cody White, 5. Tyler Kendall, 6. Aaron Davis, 7. David Gross, 8. Scott Hampton (DNF).

Noon-Wing Sprint Heat 4 (8 laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Dustin Ingle, 3. Brandon Mattox, 4. Mike Miller, 5. Cole Ketcham, 6. Dustin Smith, 7. Joe Liguori, 8. Andrew Cockman.

Non-Wing Sprint B Main 1 (10 laps; 2 transferred ): 1. Tyler Kendall, 2. Evan Mosley, 3. Aaron Davis, 4. Jack James, 5. Brian Vaughn, 6. David Gross, 7. Cooper Welch, 8. Chris Neuenswander (DNS), 9. Scott Hampton (DNS).

Non-Wing Sprint B Main 2 (10 laps; 2 transferred): 1. Cole Ketcham, 2. Dustin Smith, 3. Garret Abrams, 4. Matt Cooley, 5. Tim Creech, 6. Brayden Clark, 7. Joe Liguori, 8. Andrew Cockman (DNS).

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. Scotty Weir, 3. Dustin Ingle, 4. Dallas Hewitt, 5. Matt Westfall, 6. Thomas Meseraull, 7. Brandon Mattox, 8. Sterling Cling, 9. J.J. Hughes, 10. Cole Ketcham, 11. Tyler Hewitt, 12. Dustin Smith, 13. Ty Tilton, 14. Tyler Kendall, 15. Tony Main, 16. Anthony D’Alessio, 17. Adam Byrkett, 18. Cody White, 19. Mike Miller, 20. Evan Mosley. (14.13; margin of victory was 2.256)

AMSA Mini-Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Austin Powell, 2. Chris Miller, 3. Jac Nickles, 4. Howard McCormick, 5. Jerry Inbody, 6. Keith Inbody.

AMSA Mini-Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Brad Strunk, 2. Ryan Moran, 3. Chris Bounds, 4. Eddie Mehl, 5. Adam Schmenk, 6. Marty Spitler.

AMSA Mini-Sprint Feature (20 laps): 1. Brad Strunk, 2. Ryan Moran, 3. Jac Nickles, 4. Chris Miller, 5. Adam Schmenk, 6. Austin Powell, 7. Chris Bounds, 8. Howard McCormick, 9. Jerry Inbody, 10. Keith Inbody, 11. Eddie Mehl, 12. Marty Spitler. (7.29; margin of victory was 2.105).

UMP Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Tony Anderson, 2. Justin White, 3. Clayton Bryant, 4. Terry Griliott, 5. Josh Betts, 6. Todd Sherman, 7. Andy Sherley, 8. Gary Herrly.

UMP Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Zeke McKenzie, 2. Bill Griffith, 3. Andy Bishop, 4. Daniel Sanchez, 5. Jessica Sroufe, 6. Braxton Strait, 7. Luke Timmerman.

UMP Modified Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Scott Orr, 2. Dylan Woodling, 3. Percy Gendreau, 4. Bub Roberts, 5. Tim Monroe, 6. Jim Henson, 7. Shane Coby.

UMP Modified Heat 4 (8 laps): 1. Derek Losh, 2. Dillon Nusbaum, 3. Aaron Orr, 4. Shane O’Conner, 5. Ryan Ramseyer, 6. J.J. Butler, 7. Jeff Herbert.

UMP Modified B-Main (8 laps; 4 transferred): 1. Todd Sherman, 2. Jessica Sroufe, 3. Josh Betts, 4. Ryan Ramseyer, 5. Jim Henson, 6. Luke Timmerman, 7. Jeff Herbert, 8. Shane Coby, 9. Tim Monroe, 10. Andy Sherley, 11. J.J. Butler, 12. Braxton Strait.

UMP Modified Feature (20 laps): 1. Derek Losh, 2. Zeke McKenzie, 3. Dillon Nusbaum, 4. Dylan Woodling, 5. Tony Anderson, 6. Clayton Bryant, 7. Bub Roberts, 8. Todd Sherman, 9. Scott Orr, 10. Aaron Orr, 11. Shane O’Conner, 12. Andy Bishop, 13. Daniel Sanchez, 14. Terry Griliott, 15. Josh Betts, 16. Justin White, 17. Ryan Ramseyer, 18. Jessica Sroufe, 19. Percy Gendreau, 20. Bill Griffith.

Street Stock Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Andy Bishop, 2. Jeffery Jessup, 3. James Headley, 4. Mike Fincher, 5. Marty Harkinson, 6. Mark Keith, 7. Gerald Owens.

.

Street Stock Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. James Watters, 2. Tony Anderson, 3. Dalton Bishop, 4. David Norman, 5. Larry Persinger, 6. J.J. Nordman.

Street Stock Feature (15 laps): 1. James Headley, 2. Andy Bishop, 3. Tony Anderson, 4. Jeffery Jessup, 5. Dalton Bishop, 6. David Norman, 7. Larry Persinger, 8. Marty Harkinson, 9. James Watters, 10. Mike Fincher, 11. Mark Keith, 12. Gerald Owens (DNS), 13. J.J. Nordman (DNS).

Hornet Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Jacob Beard, 2. Joey Eastes, 3. Allison Butler, 4. Donnie Huddleston, 5. Brad Evans, 6. Jesse Arenas.

.

Hornet Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. James Headley, 2. James Headley Jr., 3. Dustin Franks, 4. Charlie Teegarden, 5. Sean Torre, 6. Randy Brommer.

Hornet Feature (15 laps): 1. James Headley Jr., 2. Jacob Beard, 3. Allison Butler, 4. Dustin Franks, 5. Donnie Huddleston, 6. Randy Brommer, 7. Joey Eastes, 8. Charlie Teegarden, 9. James Headley, 10. Brad Evans, 11. Sean Torre (DNS), 12. Jesse Arenas (DNS).

 

 

Steve Poirier and Jason Barney win New York Sprint Car Nationals Qualifiers

(Canandaigua, NY) 26 cars filed for entry for Night One of the New York Sprint Car Nationals at Land of Legends Raceway where it was Steve Poirier and Jason Barney taking home the two 15 lap qualifiers and locking themselves into the Saturday night pole dash. Jordan Thomas and Jonathan Preston also locked themselves in by finishing second in each of the qualifiers.

In the first qualifier, Poirier would lead all 15 laps and would not be contested at all during his event. The St. Mathieu , Quebec would start on the pole by virtue of being the highest in passing points during heat races. He would start along side Tyler Ross as the two would start the 12-car field. As Poirier began to pull away, Jordan Thomas who started fourth contested Ross for second in the opening laps. Finally on lap nine, Thomas would find some speed on the middle to top side of the race track and finally clear the Ross No. Five, who was making his first ever start at Land of Legends.

Poirier would cruise for the win while Thomas would happily settle for second putting him into the Saturday night dash for the pole.

In the second qualifier, Jonathan Preston who is coming off a fantastic month of August would start on the pole along side Jared Zimbardi. Preston would get out in clean air from the start and similar to Poirier, pull away from the rest of the field. The battle for second between Zimbardi and third starter, Jason Barney. Once Barney was able clear Zimbardi, he would start to track down Jonathan Preston with five laps to go. Preston would continue to ride the top side of the race track with Barney racing the bottom. With three laps remaining, Barney would catch Preston and get by him on the bottom and start to pull away from the rest of the field. Barney would win the second qualifier over Preston, Zimbardi, Steve Doell Jr, and Steve Glover the top five.

Heat race wins went to Dylan Swiernik, Steve Poirier, and Jason Barney. Alysha Bay would go onto win the CRSA 305 A-Main, which is also apart of the New York Sprint Car Nationals.

The series now focuses on Saturdays show which pays $5,000 to win, and $400 to start. Hot laps will begin at 6:00 p.m. with qualifying heat races beginning at 7:00 p.m. The CRSA 305 tour will also be on the card along with sportsman.

Please be sure to follow along on www.patriotsprinttour.com, and to connect with the Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook, twitter and Instagram.

Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

New York Nationals Night No. 1- Land of Legends Raceway

(Top Two Lock In into Saturday Pole Dash)

Qualifier No. 1: 1) 28FM-Steve Poirier 2) Jordan Thomas 3) 5t-Tyler Ross 4) 98-Joe Trenca 5) 5-Justin Barger 6) 3a-Jeff Trombley 7) 7c-Dylan Swiernik 8) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 9) 2-Dave Axton 10) 36-Kyle Moffit 11) 58-Clay Dow 12) 3-Todd Gracey 13) 55-Mark Smith (DNS)

Qualifier No. 2: 1) 87-Jason Barney 2) 22-Jonathan Preston 3) 35-Jared Zimbardi 4) 36D-Steve Doell Jr 5) 121-Steve Glover 6) 9-Josh Pieniazek 7) 47-Kyle Drum 8) 67-Pete Richardson 9) 17z-Josh Azzi 10) 16L-Roger Levesque 11) 21-Will Glover 12) 99K-Dan Kuhn

Heat 1: 1) 7C-Dylan Swiernik 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 5-Tyler Ross 4) 2-Dave Axton 5) 98-Joe Trenca 6) 16L-Roger Levesque 7) 67-Pete Richardson 8) 3-Todd Gracey

Heat 2: 1) 28FM-Steve Poirier 2) 22-Jonathan Preston 3) 121-Steve Glover 4) 36d-Steve Doell Jr 5) 47-Kyle Drum 6) 21-Will Glover 7) 58- Clay Dow 8) 99k-Dan Kuhn 9) 55-Mark Smith

Heat 3: 1) 87-Jason Barney 2) 35-Jared Zimbardi 3) 5-Justin Barger 4) 9-Josh Pieniazek 5) 3a-Jeff Trombley 6) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 7) 36-Kyle Moffit 8) 17z-Josh Azzi

 

 

Bay Victorious In CRSA NY Sprint Car Nationals Opener

For Immediate Release by CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Canandaigua, NY (9/7/19) – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series rolled into the Land of Legends Raceway Friday evening for night number one of the inaugural New York Sprint Car Nationals. When the final checkered flag waved a familiar face graced victory lane – Alysha Bay.

The event was the tenth round of the overall series and the third round of the CRSA/Land of Legends Five Star Series. Each being presented by SuperGen Products and Champion Power Equipment.

Dan Bennett and Jerry Sehn made up the front row and led the field to the green flag with Bennett taking the early lead. Bennett would hold the top spot until losing the lead late to Bay. Once out front Bay would lead the rest of the way in the caution-free event.

Bay picked up the win over Bennett, David Ferguson, Johnny Kolosek and Tyler Jasshembowski. 2019 Land of Legends Raceway Track Champion Darryl Ruggles finished sixth with Brandyn Griffin, Sehn, Jeff Trombley and Justin Mills rounding out the top ten.

A total of 18 drivers entered the first night of action with heat race wins going to Kolosek, Bennett and Trombley. Dana Wagner, of Sidney Center, New York was the only CRSA flip victim of the night. While challenging Steve Cousins for position in the first heat race, Wagner took a nasty flip in turn two. He was not able to make repairs and was the only driver not to start the 20-lap A-Main.

A special four lap, Maguire Family of Dealerships Dash For Cash took place following qualifying. The dash was open to the fourth and fifth place finishers in each of the heat races. Ruggles would pick up the win and the $100 winners share over Trevor Years, Jason Whipple, Dan Craun, Griffin and Mills.

The Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Award went to Ferguson while the Powder Tech Powder Coating Hard Charger Award went to Ferguson (7th to 3rd). The Maguire Family of Dealerships Magnificent Move of the Race Award went to Baye. The Prestige Pool and Spa Final Finisher Award went to Steve Cousins while Tom Fletcher won the Midstate Basement Authorities First Car Out Award.

The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series is back in action Saturday, September 7th with day number two of the New York Sprint Car Nationals at the Land of Legends Raceway.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints). For more information on the Land of Legends Raceway and the New York Sprint Car Nationals please find them online at www.landoflegendsraceway.com.

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, Midstate Basement Authorities, Maguire Family of Dealerships, A-Verdi Storage Containers, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Kennedy’s Towing, Algonkin Motel, Powder Tech Powder Coatings, Magsarus Ingnitions, ProFab Engineering, Just Signs & Designs, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc., Country Service Center.

Round #10 – Land of Legends Raceway (SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA/Land of Legends Five Star Series) - A-Main Finish (25 Laps) – Alysha Bay, Dan Bennett, David Ferguson, Johnny Kolosek, Tyler Jashembowski, Darryl Ruggles, Brandyn Griffin, Jerry Sehn, Jeff Trombley, Justin Mills, Jason Whipple, Emily VanInwegen, Trevor Years, Dan Craun, Eric Kurtz, Tom Fletcher, Steve Cousins, Dana Wagner (DNS)

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Hannah Ferrell, Dave Bailey and Tristan Da Silva Win On Epic Racewear Championship Night

Dylan Westbrook, Nick Sheridan, Bailey and Dusty DeBoer Claim Championships

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 6, 2019) – The final night of the regular season brought plenty of thrilling action and saw the culmination of the season-long point battles in all four weekly divisions. Fans got the chance to meet drivers at the final pre-race autograph session of the season behind the main grandstand while drivers also had the opportunity to sell their merchandise at the racer’s marketplace.

When the dust settled, it was Sam Hafertepe Jr. scoring a win with the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Hannah Ferrell claimed victory with the Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars. Dave Bailey claimed the checkered flag in the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock feature and Tristan Da Silva scored the victory in the HRW Automotive Mini Stock division.

Dylan Westbrook’s third-place finish earned him his third straight Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car championship while 14-year-old Nick Sheridan’s top-five result earned him the championship in the Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Car division. Bailey’s seventh win of the season capped off his fifth straight championship run while Dusty DeBoer earned his first career HRW Automotive Mini Stock championship on the strength of a top-five finish.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Cory Turner and Sam Hafertepe Jr. brought the 24-car field of Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars to the green flag for the championship-deciding feature. Entering the night, Dylan Westbrook was two points ahead of Mack DeMan and the two drivers started the A-Feature third and eighth, respectively. Hafertepe jumped to the early lead while Westbrook raced past Turner for second in the opening laps until a caution flag slowed the race on lap five when Jake Brown got into the turn two wall.

On the ensuing restart, Hafertepe maintained the lead, but Turner got by Westbrook for second. By the halfway point, Turner, Westbrook and DeMan ran nose to tail tank for second, third and fourth while Hafertepe had checked out. With five laps to go, DeMan drove the outside lane to try and track down Westbrook.

Over the final five laps, Hafertepe continued to cruise and claimed his sixth-career Ohsweken win while Cory Turner was the runner-up on the night after outdueling Westbrook and DeMan in the second half of the race.

“You never know how good you are against these guys who race here every week,” said Hafertepe. “We still have lots to work on. Hats off to Bobby. I only have one crew guy with me and he’s been having a lot of weight on his shoulders. It’s good that we got out of here with a win. I’m really just getting pumped up for next week. It’s been since 2011 since I won and I feel like I should have won twice since then and messed up on my end. This year I feel like we really have a good car and if we make some minor changes after tonight, we’ll be right where we need to be come Canadian Nationals time.”

With two laps to go, DeMan did everything he could to catch Westbrook, but ran out of time and laps as Westbrook held off the No.17x to earn a third-place finish to claim his third-straight Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car championship.

“All season we’ve been really good. We had a couple of little problems, but made our way through that. We were doing really well in that race and had a good setup. There were a lot of little moves I would have normally made in a regular race, but I knew I had to make sure I didn’t do anything dumb. I saw Mack get pretty close to me, so I had to get back on it.”

Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars

Hannah Ferrell and Jesse Costa brought the field to the green flag for the final Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars points feature of the season. Ferrell grabbed the early lead, but Costa stayed closed as the leaders worked into lapped traffic by lap five. Ferrell maintained a roughly 15 car-length lead over Costa until lap nine when she got stuck behind a slower car. That allowed Costa to close as he drove the outside lane while Ferrell maintained the bottom groove.

On lap 14, Costa got a great run off turn two and used the momentum to drive around Ferrell in turns three and four to take the lead. Costa’s advtantage only last four laps though before he also has his momentum broken by a lapped car on lap 18, allowing Ferrell to slide back to the lead on the bottom of turn four. Ferrell then drove away from Costa over the final two laps to score her first career Crate Sprint Car win. Jacob Dykstra, Lucas Smith and Nick Sheridan rounded out the top-five. Sheridan’s fifth-place finish allowed the 14-year-old rookie to claim the division championship.

“I cannot believe it,” Sheridan said. “If you had told me at the beginning of the year we would be sitting here as champions I would not have believed it. I can’t believe it and I’m about to cry. Our team’s done so well this year and we got ourselves a championship!”

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

Chris Dickie and Mark Bazuin brought the field to the green flag for the 20-lap Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock feature. It was Dickie’s final start in his car. Bazuin jumped out to the early lead with Go Fast Teeple pulling into second. On lap four, it was 14th starting Ryan Dinning making a bid for the lead and the driver of the No.8 drove to the top spot on lap five. Before lap six couple be completed, Dinning’s lead was erased when Rob Hoskins got into the turn four wall.

On the ensuing restart, Dinning and Bazuin raced back to the green flag with Dinning grabbing the point. Bazuin was left to battle with Jeff Roelofs for the second spot and the latter grabbed the spot in the outside lane. That didn’t last long though as Ken Sargent and Ryan Beagle both got past Roelofs on lap nine for second and third, respectively.

At the halfway mark, point leader Dave Bailey made his presence felt as he began challenging Sargent for second. Then on lap 12, it was a three-car battle up front between Dinning, Sargent and Bailey. Dinning held his two competitors off momentarily, but on lap 14, Bailey used the outside lane to take the lead from Dinning. While Bailey held the point, Dinning stayed close and continued to challenge Bailey on his inside.

Over the final two laps, Bailey pulled away to take his seventh feature win of the season and cap off his fifth straight championship season. Sargent edged ahead of his teammate Dinning on the final lap to score the runner-up result.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

Jason Tolton and Tim Jamieson brought the HRW Automotive Mini Stock field to the green flag for their final 15-lap points feature of the season. Kyle Wert and Dusty DeBoer entered the race tied for the points lead. Tolton led the opening lap in a drag race with Jamieson to the flag stand, but in turn two the cars touched, sending Jamieson hard into the outside hay bales.

On the ensuing restart, Tolton regained the lead with a flurry of activity behind him. The congestion led to Kyle Wert bouncing off a couple of different cars on lap four and suffering a pair of flat right-side tires. The caution waved on lap five when Wert slowed at the top of turn one. Under the yellow, Tolton went to the pit area, handing the front row to Jeff Elsliger and Tim DeBoer. Tim DeBoer took advantage of the opportunity and drove away with the lead until the caution waved on lap 10 when Wert spun on the backstretch.

On the final restart, Tim DeBoer continued to lead and paced the field until the white flag when he lost a wheel in turn one on the final lap. That allowed championship contender Tristan Da Silva to take the lead and lead the final two turns to score his first career win. Elsliger settled for second while Cole Hardy finished third.

“That was the joyride of a lifetime,” said an excited Da Silva in Mister Transmission Victory Lane.

Dusty DeBoer finished fifth to claim his first career championship. DeBoer ran a smooth final race to outlast Wert, who suffered through plenty of bad luck on the final night and settled for third in the standings despite five wins this season.

“At the start of the year, the first MAVTV night, my car broke and I didin’t get to go out for the Feature and I was in a big hole,” DeBoer said. “The car was good in most conditions this year and we just kept working on the setup and chipping away. This is awesome. I didn’t think I’d be here and it doesn’t get better than this.”

Up Next: 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Sept. 12-14

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action next weekend for it’s biggest weekend of the season, the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. The weekend gets started with test and tune night on Thursday, September 12th as tune up for the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals featuring triple 15-lap Features on Friday, September 13th. Then, more than 60 of the best 360 Sprint Car drivers from across North America will battle for $10,000 USD in the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express. Saturday’s event will be broadcast live from start to finish on MAVTV Canada’s All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. For additional event information, including a full schedule of events as well as camping and ticket pricing visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

________________________

Ohsweken Speedway Race Report September 6, 2019 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Epic Racewear Championship Night Total Entries – 118

________________________

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (24 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [1]; 2. 13-Cory Turner, [2]; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [3]; 4. 17X-Mack DeMan, [8]; 5. 0-Jim Huppunen, [5]; 6. 10-Mitch Brown, [9]; 7. 91-Ryan Turner, [24]; 8. 49-Scott Kreutter, [7]; 9. 87X-Shone Evans, [16]; 10. 88H-Josh Hansen, [11]; 11. 1-Holly Porter, [4]; 12. 5D-Shane Ross, [14]; 13. 27H-Tom Huppunen, [12]; 14. 68-Aaron Turkey, [15]; 15. 11-Jamie Turner, [17]; 16. 77X-Alex Hill, [18]; 17. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [13]; 18. 45-Curtis Gartly, [23]; 19. 21-John Burbridge Jr, [20]; 20. 7-Caleb Wood, [21]; 21. 9B-Scott Burk, [19]; 22. 46-Kevin Pauls, [22]; 23. 1-10-Jake Brown, [6]; 24. 9-Steve Lyons, [10] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Sam Hafertepe Jr. 1-20 Hard Charger – Ryan Turner +16 (24th to 7th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – All Transfer – 01:55.770) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 1-Holly Porter, [2]; 2. 0-Jim Huppunen, [1]; 3. 10-Mitch Brown, [4]; 4. 49-Scott Kreutter, [7]; 5. 87X-Shone Evans, [3]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill, [5]; 7. 21-John Burbridge Jr, [6]; 8. 91-Ryan Turner, [8]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – All Transfer – Time N/A) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 13-Cory Turner, [4]; 2. 1-10-Jake Brown, [1]; 3. 9-Steve Lyons, [2]; 4. 88H-Josh Hansen, [5]; 5. 27H-Tom Huppunen, [6]; 6. 5D-Shane Ross, [7]; 7. 7-Caleb Wood, [3]; 8. 46-Kevin Pauls, [8]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – All Transfer – Time N/A) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 17X-Mack DeMan, [2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [5]; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [6]; 4. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [1]; 5. 11-Jamie Turner, [3]; 6. 68-Aaron Turkey, [7]; 7. 9B-Scott Burk, [8]; 8. 45-Curtis Gartly, [4]

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Cory Turner

________________________

Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars (37 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – 05:28.713) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [1]; 2. 52-Jesse Costa, [2]; 3. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [6]; 4. 49L-Lucas Smith, [7]; 5. 45-Nick Sheridan, [4]; 6. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [9]; 7. 26X-Terry Baker, [3]; 8. 49H-Jerry Hill, [8]; 9. 29-Liam Martin, [15]; 10. 28-Jordan Hill, [19]; 11. 24A-A.J. Lewis, [5]; 12. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [11]; 13. 14-Eric Gledhill, [23]; 14. 08-Steven Beckett, [21]; 15. 74-Rob Neely, [14]; 16. 19D-Allan Downey, [13]; 17. 5C-Conor Mahoney, [18]; 18. 70-Baily Heard, [16]; 19. 50LS-Adrian Stahle, [24]; 20. 69-Joshua Hill, [20]; 21. MK8-Matthew Hill, [17]; 22. 39-Shane Stickel, [12]; 23. 20-Johnny Miller, [10]; 24. 88-Jesse McDonald, [22] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Hannah Ferrell 1-13, 18-20; Jesse Costa 14-17 Hard Charger – Jordan Hill +9 (19th to 10th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [4]; 2. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [2]; 3. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [1]; 4. 74-Rob Neely, [3]; 5. 70-Baily Heard, [6]; 6. 88-Jesse McDonald, [8]; 7. 08-Steven Beckett, [9]; 8. 14-Eric Gledhill, [5]; 9. 50LS-Adrian Stahle, [7]; 10. 14T-Noelle Teal, [10]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [4]; 2. 20-Johnny Miller, [2]; 3. 24A-A.J. Lewis, [5]; 4. MK8-Matthew Hill, [1]; 5. 28-Jordan Hill, [3]; 6. 83-Spencer Davis, [6]; 7. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [7]; (DNS) 38-Derek Miller; (DNS) 69K-Jason Dixon

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 02:03.983) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 49H-Jerry Hill, [2]; 2. 49L-Lucas Smith, [6]; 3. 39-Shane Stickel, [1]; 4. 29-Liam Martin, [3]; 5. 5C-Conor Mahoney, [5]; 6. 1EH-Paul Klager, [9]; 7. 51-Trevor Young, [8]; 8. 43-Darren Dryden, [7]; 9. 5-D.J. Christie, [4]

Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 02:00.960) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 52-Jesse Costa, [1]; 2. 26X-Terry Baker, [3]; 3. 45-Nick Sheridan, [5]; 4. 19D-Allan Downey, [4]; 5. 69-Joshua Hill, [2]; 6. 19-Brandon Murrell, [6]; 7. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [8]; 8. 12-Brad Herron, [9]; 9. 29W-Tyler Ward, [7]

B-Feature 1 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 08-Steven Beckett, [2]; 2. 14-Eric Gledhill, [6]; 3. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [4]; 4. 12-Brad Herron, [5]; 5. 5-D.J. Christie, [8]; 6. 83-Spencer Davis, [3]; 7. 38-Derek Miller, [9]; 8. 1EH-Paul Klager, [1]; (DNS) 29W-Tyler Ward

B-Feature 2 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 88-Jesse McDonald, [1]; 2. 50LS-Adrian Stahle, [6]; 3. 19-Brandon Murrell, [2]; 4. 43-Darren Dryden, [5]; 5. 51-Trevor Young, [3]; 6. 14T-Noelle Teal, [7]; 7. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [4]; 8. 69K-Jason Dixon, [8]

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Hannah Ferrell

________________________

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (27 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 49-Dave Bailey, [17]; 2. 25-Ken Sargent, [16]; 3. 8-Ryan Dinning, [14]; 4. 23-Trevor DeBoer, [13]; 5. 84RK-Ryan Beagle, [11]; 6. 53-Logan Shwedyk, [15]; 7. 6R-Jeff Roelofs, [6]; 8. 55-Mike Thorne, [8]; 9. 21X-Mark Bazuin, [2]; 10. 79-Christopher Hale, [12]; 11. 11-Gofast Teeple, [5]; 12. 32-Mark Fawcett, [21]; 13. 38-Frank Turkey, [9]; 14. 07-Brian Pescetti, [26]; 15. 28D-Donny Lampman, [10]; 16. 41-Adam Plazek, [4]; 17. 24-Blake Bomberry Jr., [7]; 18. 1-Chris Dickie, [3]; 19. 13-Kacey Huffman, [1]; 20. 29-Robbie General, [18]; 21. 43-Kyle Andress, [19]; 22. 327-Trevor Jones, [24]; 23. 5G-Gord Grant, [25]; 24. 28-Jim Lampman, [23]; 25. 37-Robert Hoskins, [22]; 26. 40-Derek Liverance, [20]; 27. 39-Kevin D'Amore, [27] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mark Bazuin 1-4; Ryan Dinning 5-14; Dave Bailey 15-20 Hard Charger – Dave Bailey +16 (17th to 1st)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 02:29.933) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 21X-Mark Bazuin, [4]; 2. 41-Adam Plazek, [6]; 3. 13-Kacey Huffman, [2]; 4. 1-Chris Dickie, [5]; 5. 11-Gofast Teeple, [7]; 6. 6R-Jeff Roelofs, [9]; 7. 40-Derek Liverance, [3]; 8. 32-Mark Fawcett, [8]; 9. 43-Kyle Andress, [1]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 84RK-Ryan Beagle, [6]; 2. 79-Christopher Hale, [9]; 3. 24-Blake Bomberry Jr., [2]; 4. 38-Frank Turkey, [4]; 5. 28D-Donny Lampman, [5]; 6. 55-Mike Thorne, [3]; 7. 327-Trevor Jones, [8]; 8. 28-Jim Lampman, [7]; 9. 37-Robert Hoskins, [1]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 49-Dave Bailey, [6]; 2. 23-Trevor DeBoer, [2]; 3. 53-Logan Shwedyk, [4]; 4. 8-Ryan Dinning, [3]; 5. 25-Ken Sargent, [5]; 6. 29-Robbie General, [8]; 7. 5G-Gord Grant, [1]; 8. 07-Brian Pescetti, [9]; 9. 39-Kevin D'Amore, [7]

_________________________ HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (30 Entries)

A-Feature (15 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 01-Tristan DaSilva, [20]; 2. 11E-Jeff Elsliger, [15]; 3. 12JR-Cole Hardy, [10]; 4. 93-Chris Ryckman, [18]; 5. 23-Dusty DeBoer, [19]; 6. 69-Rob Twitchett, [6]; 7. 21-Jonathan Ayrton, [23]; 8. 188-Paul Longboat, [12]; 9. 6X-Mike Sarantakos, [11]; 10. 88-Aidan Nigh, [17]; 11. 14L-John Lubeck, [25]; 12. 9-Tim DeBoer, [13]; 13. 360-Kevin Thorne, [7]; 14. 265-Mike Evers, [24]; 15. 05-Dave Goodacre, [2]; 16. 5-Rick Robinson, [26]; 17. 21H-Ryan Hillar, [21]; 18. 46-Wayde Thorne, [22]; 19. 26-Tim Nuell, [8]; 20. 19-Kyle Wert, [16]; 21. 11-Mike Giberson, [1]; 22. 04-Elyse Leduc, [5]; 23. 1-Jason Tolton, [3]; 24. 16-Fabio Olivieri, [14]; 25. 54-Christopher French, [9]; 26. 177-Tim Jamieson, [4]; 27. 517-Cody Sommerville, [27]; (DNS) 16J-Jeremy May, A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jason Tolton 1-5; Tim DeBoer 6-14; Tristan Da Silva 15 Hard Charger – Tristan Da Silva +19 (20th to 1st)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 02:17.350) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 360-Kevin Thorne, [10]; 2. 177-Tim Jamieson, [7]; 3. 1-Jason Tolton, [6]; 4. 69-Rob Twitchett, [9]; 5. 05-Dave Goodacre, [5]; 6. 11-Mike Giberson, [2]; 7. 04-Elyse Leduc, [8]; 8. 16J-Jeremy May, [1]; 9. 517-Cody Sommerville, [3]; (DNS) 96-Brian Crosgrove,

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 02:28.803) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 26-Tim Nuell, [1]; 2. 9-Tim DeBoer, [8]; 3. 6X-Mike Sarantakos, [6]; 4. 16-Fabio Olivieri, [10]; 5. 12JR-Cole Hardy, [4]; 6. 54-Christopher French, [2]; 7. 188-Paul Longboat, [7]; 8. 265-Mike Evers, [9]; 9. 5-Rick Robinson, [5]; 10. 16T-Jason Thomson, [3]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 02:14.980) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 11E-Jeff Elsliger, [1]; 2. 19-Kyle Wert, [3]; 3. 88-Aidan Nigh, [4]; 4. 23-Dusty DeBoer, [7]; 5. 01-Tristan DaSilva, [8]; 6. 93-Chris Ryckman, [6]; 7. 21H-Ryan Hillar, [9]; 8. 14L-John Lubeck, [10]; 9. 21-Jonathan Ayrton, [5]; 10. 46-Wayde Thorne, [2]

B-Feature (10 laps – Top 10 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 46-Wayde Thorne, [7]; 2. 21-Jonathan Ayrton, [8]; 3. 265-Mike Evers, [6]; 4. 14L-John Lubeck, [9]; 5. 5-Rick Robinson, [5]; 6. 517-Cody Sommerville, [2]; 7. 16J-Jeremy May, [1]; 8. 16T-Jason Thomson, [4]; 9. 96-Brian Crosgrove, [3]

___________________________

About EPIC Racewear: Based in Hanover, Ontario, EPIC Racewear is the official Racewear of Ohsweken Speedway. EPIC is a company fueled by the passion of racing, where the customer is treated as everyone would like to be treated – fairly and honestly. Brothers Dan and Bob Bailey founded EPIC in 2014, and have exploded into the racing community. Family ties, friendships, and a 40 year old family business have paved the way for instant trust. Quality customer service throughout the ordering process, and post-sale follow up to ensure client satisfaction create word-of-mouth advertising, and ensures repeat customers. EPIC is proud to offer individual custom designs, most of which are included with a racewear purchase. EPIC strives to avoid minimums, setup fees, and other supplemental charges whenever possible. Looking for swag, t-shirts, hats, or flags? No problem. Drop EPIC a line for a straight talk, straight answer quote today! Visit them at www.epicracewear.ca, e-mail them at info@epicracewear.ca or call them at 519 374-9900. Look – Feel – Be – EPIC.

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Tickets and Camping Available Now! The best 360 Sprint Car racers from the Northeast region and beyond will converge on Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14 for the 15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Tickets and reserved campsites for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone at 519-717-0023.

About MavTV Canada’s All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s Ohsweken Speedway is excited to announce its Friday Night Excitement racing will be the centerpiece of a new international television broadcast on MavTV Canada called All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. All North Racing will visit Ohsweken for six live broadcasts that will be re-aired multiple times in Canada and the United States. The MavTV broadcasts are scheduled for May 31, June 21, July 22, July 23, August 30 and September 14. These broadcasts include both nights of the Northern Summer Nationals featuring Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu as well as the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. For more information on MavTV Canada, visit www.facebook.com/MAVTVCanada.

Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and on our official Facebook page.

2019 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 24th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

 

 

SEAVEY STAMPS NEW CHAPTER IN MAGICAL SEASON WITH JACKSONVILLE WIN

JACKSONVILLE, ILL. (September 6, 2019) - When you're hot, you're hot; and Logan Seavey has simply been on fire in 2019. The Sutter, Calif. native made it eight victories in 14 starts with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets on Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway. Storming from seventh-to-first, Seavey did so while outlasting a stout field and dangerously dancing on the edge of the cushion aboard his Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, Mobil 1, Bullet/Toyota No. 67.

Extending his mark to 16 career victories, eight of which have come in 2019, Seavey inches closer to the record of most POWRi National Midget victories in one season, which is currently owned by Christopher Bell's 11-win campaign in 2014. Now, with ten races remaining, the 22-year old Toyota Racing Development star has a chance to break and potentially shatter Bell's benchmark.

Before he put the stamp on yet another unrelentless run to victory, Seavey had to take the green flag from the inside of the fourth row. Pacing the field out front, 17-year old Ethan Mitchell of Mooresville, N.C. had control of the start in his Bundy Built Motorsports No. 19M. However, it was the outside polesitter who controlled P1 when the opening circuit was recorded, as Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, Calif. shot out of a cannon and put his IWX Motor Freight No. 71 to the point.

Driving away with ease, Colwell was dominant in the early stages while his KKM teammate, Jesse Love, maneuvered by Mitchell and took his JBL Audio No. 97K into the second slot. Early trouble for eighth-running Michael Pickens and fourth-running Robert Dalby hampered what were once two promising performances and bunched the field up.

While the battle for second turned red hot between Mitchell, Love and Seavey, the craziest moment of the night lurked around the corner. Going red on the tenth circuit, chaos ensued when third-running Ethan Mitchell caught the outside wall in turn two, sending his No. 19M into a frenzy of flips before landing on all four.

However, that was only the beginning. Climbing out of the car with a stuck throttle as the car leaned against the wall, Mitchell escaped the wreckage but his Honda powerplant continued to scream and light up the tires in a harrowing moment for fans and workers. After a few brief seconds of shock, a track worker stepped into the fray and reached into the cockpit, flipping the kill switch, and ending the madness.

Going back to green, Seavey instantly went on the attack, diamonding off turns one and two before rocketing by Colwell down the backstretch and clearing him for the lead with a turn three slider on lap 11. The final stoppage of the race came moments later when Jake Neuman slapped the cushion and went barrel-rolling in turn two on lap 13. He was okay and the race would restart for the final time.

Immediately gapping the field, Seavey pulled away while Tanner Carrick of Lincoln, Calif. hustled by Colwell to make it a 12th-to-second run. Throughout the final half, Carrick did all he could in attempting to track down a blistering-fast Seavey, but fell just short in his quest.

Leading the final 20 laps, Seavey set the Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, Mobil 1, Bullet/Toyota No. 67 on cruise control in his dominating performance. The eighth win of his 2019 season and 16th of his POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League career brings the Sutter, Calif. one step closer to his own slice of history.

Chasing Seavey to the line and completing a Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports sweep of the podium was Tanner Carrick of Lincoln, Calif. in the Walker Filters No. 71K and. Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, Calif. aboard the IWX Motor Freight No. 71. Behind them and filling out the top five was Tyler Thomas of Collinsville, Okla. with a 14th-to-fourth bid and Tucker Klaasmeyer of Paola, Kans. in fifth with the Link-Belt Excavators No. 27.

Also finishing inside the top ten was Cannon McIntosh in sixth, Jesse Love in seventh, Ace McCarthy in eighth, Daison Pursley in ninth and Sam Johnson in tenth.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will be back at it tomorrow Saturday, September 7 for a round at Spoon River (Canton, Ill.) Speedway alongside the Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint Cars.

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

Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (2); 2. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (3); 3. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (1); 4. 91T-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK (5); 5. 97A-Austin O'Dell, Rochester, IL (4); 6. 3B-Shelby Bosie, Sherman, IL (8); 7. 3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (7); 8. 10-Lance Bennett, Parker, CO (9); 9. 37-Tyler Rivard, Woonsocket, RI (6).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 67-Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (1); 2. 72-Sam Johnson, St. Peters, MO (3); 3. 4D-Robert Dalby, Anaheim, CA (6); 4. 1NZ-Michael Pickens, Auckland, NZ (7); 5. 71K-Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (8); 6. 9X-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (5); 7. 20-Cody Weisensel (4); 8. 17C-Devin Camfield, Decatur, IL (2).

Advanced Racing Suspension Heat Three (8 Laps):
1. 19M-Ethan Mitchell, Mooresville, NC (6); 2. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (8); 3. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (3); 4. 50-Daniel Adler, St. Louis, MO (5); 5. 57D-Daniel Robinson, Ewing, IL (2); 6. 67K-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (7); 7. 56X-Mark Chisholm, Cheyenne, WY (1); 8. 77-Blaze Bennett, Parker, CO (4).

Schoenfeld Headers Heat Four (8 Laps):
1. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (2); 2. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (6); 3. 47BC-Andrew Layser, Collegeville, PA (1); 4. 86C-Dave Camfield Jr., Decatur, IL (7); 5. 00-Luke Howard, Overland Park, KS (5); 6. 103-Broc Hunnell, Eolia, MO (4); 7. 15DJ-David Prickett, Fresno, CA (8); 8. 2X-Matt Linder, Hoschton, GA (3).

Rod End Supply B-Main (12 Laps / 4 Transfer):
1. 3B-Shelby Bosie (2); 2. 47BC-Andrew Layser (1); 3. 67K-Holley Hollan (5); 4. 9X-Clinton Boyles (7); 5. 57D-Daniel Robinson (6); 6. 3N-Jake Neuman (10); 7. 00-Luke Howard (3); 8. 97A-Austin O'Dell (4); 9. 103-Broc Hunnell (9); 10. 15DJ-David Prickett (8); 11. 56X-Mark Chisholm (13); 12. 10-Lance Bennett (11); 13. 77-Blaze Bennett (14); 14. 17C-Devin Camfield. (16); 15. 20-Cody Weisensel (12); 16. 37-Tyler Rivard (16); 17. 2X-Matt Linder (15).

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 67-Logan Seavey (7); 2. 71K-Tanner Carrick (12); 3. 71-Jesse Colwell (2); 4. 91T-Tyler Thomas (14); 5. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (5); 6. 08-Cannon McIntosh (8); 7. 97K-Jesse Love (4); 8. 28-Ace McCarthy (3); 9. 9-Daison Pursley (16); 10. 72-Sam Johnson (9); 11. 47BC-Andrew Layser (18); 12. 50-Daniel Adler (15); 13. 67K-Holley Hollan (19); 14. 57D-Daniel Robinson (21); 15. 5D-Zach Daum (13); 16. 86C-Dave Camfield Jr. (11); 17. 3N-Jake Neuman (22); 18. 3B-Shelby Bosie (17); 19. 1NZ-Michael Pickens (10); 20. 9X-Clinton Boyles (20); 21. 19M-Ethan Mitchell (1); 22. 4D-Robert Dalby (6).
Lap Leader(s): Colwell 1-10; Seavey 11-30.
Hard Charger(s): Carrick +10; Thomas +10.

Photo Credit - Brendon Bauman Photos

POWRi RACING OFFICIAL SPONSORS




Auto Meter - "The Official Instrumentation" of POWRi Racing

Bell Helmet - "The Official Helmet" of POWRi Racing

Engler Machine & Tool - "The Official Injection" of POWRi Racing

Hoosier Tire - "The Official Race Tire" of POWRi Racing

Lucas Oil Products - "The Official Oil" of POWRi Racing

MAVTV - "The Official Television Network" of POWRi Racing

Mesilla Valley Transportation - " The Official Carrier" of POWRi Racing

MPI - "The Official Steering Wheel of POWRi Racing"

PAC Schroeder Torsion Bars - "The Official Racing Springs & Torsion Bars" of POWRi Racing

Racing Electronics - "The Official Communication Systems" of POWRi Racing

Rod End Supply - "The Official Rod End" of POWRi Racing

Speed Shift TV - "The Official Online Network" of POWRi Racing

Speed Sport News - "The Official Race Coverage" of POWRi Racing

Toyota Racing Development - 'The Official Pace Vehicle of POWRi Racing"

 

 

Foos takes Fremont win, claims AFCS championship; Ivy earns 305 victory but Miller wins AFCS title; Valenti gets 7th truck win

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019
Contact: Brian Liskai - liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - A lot was on the line Friday night at Fremont Speedway for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads-Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) presented by the Baumann Auto Group...$10,000 to be exact. And, only three points separated DJ Foos and Buddy Kofoid. Foos, who wrapped up the Attica Raceway Park 410 track championship a few weeks ago, didn't let the stress of a tight point battle get to him, as he drove to his third win of the season at "The Track That Action Built" to claim the AFCS title.

"I had the mentality it was just another race and win and that's all you have to do. Hats off to Buddy Kofoid and the Linder team. I said earlier this week they made everyone step their game up. Buddy is one hell of a race car driver...he's going to go beyond anything I'll ever do. But, this feels pretty good. We have two down and one to go (Fremont Speedway championship). This deal comes with a lot of pressure. I was pacing back and forth all night. I was so worried. I tried to make all the correct moves. I just had to go out and do my job and the rest would fall into place," said Foos beside his Jet Express/CR Juices/Crown Battery/Greer Automotive/Burmeister Trophy/KS Sales & Service/Kistler Engines/Kistler Racing Products/NAPA Auto Parts/Dave Story Equipment/Minor Customs/Berryman Shocks backed machine.

It truly is a story book season for Foos as he didn't have a ride following the 2018 season but the long-standing Burmeister Racing Team came calling. "Last year at banquet time I wasn't real sure what I wasn't real sure what I was going to do but these guys work really hard...they built me a new race car this week. We were absolutely terrible last week and something had to change. This is our cup of tea though...I like a good slick race track. I feel like I excel at that," added Foos in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

It was also the championship night for the KS Sales and Service AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales and when Fremont, Ohio's Jamie Miller took the green flag of his heat, he wrapped up the $2,500 title for the 305 sprints.

But in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature, John Ivy took the checkers for his fourth win of the season the the 60th of his career at the track, tying him with Mark Keegan for third on the track's all-time win list, just two wins away from Gug Keegan's mark of 62 victories. The victory was worth $1,500.

"We got three races left this year so I got a shot at tying Gug. I was just trying to hit my marks and keep going and roll the top. Lapped cars were a challenge but they are racing too so it's up to me to find a way around them. So I just calmed down and took my time," said Ivy beside his L&R Farms/C&N Supply/Rohr Lawncare/Sonny's Welding & Machine/Welty Financial Services/Atkinson Farms/Story Equipment backed machine.

Miller led the feature early and after a spirited battle with Ivy, faded to a fifth place feature finish but the AFCS title.

"I'll take the championship but I'm not happy with the way the night went. I'd much rather win races. We were good...I just lost a right rear tire. We went out there with a used tire and we shouldn't have done that...we know better," said Miller.

The results will show Fostoria, Ohio's Shawn Valenti won his seventh Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature of the year. But, it was not easy at all as Dustin Keegan led the first 15 laps of the 20 lap affair and drove to Valenti's inside the remaining five laps to make him earn the $1,000 victory. It was the 53rd career win for Valenti placing him seventh on the track's all-time win list.

"I was hanging on. I got lucky with a couple of those restarts there at the end and I was able to make a run on him (Keegan). Hats off to Dustin...good run for him. Thanks to all these sponsors who have been chipping money into the purse all year at Fremont. Pretty amazing how much money can be collected throughout the week," said Valenti beside his Babcock Racing/Best Performance Motorsports/A Plus Auto Center/Craig Miller Trucking/KS Sales & Service/Gressman Powersports backed #7B.

Kofoid and Nate Dussel brought the field to green for the $3,700 to win Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-main with Dussel grabbing the lead over Travis Philo, Kofoid, Cap Henry, Foos and Stuart Brubaker. Dussel immediately pulled away to a comfortable lead while Philo battled with Kofoid. In fact, with just four laps scored Dussel's lead was 2.6 seconds while Philo settled into second with Foos moving into third.

The leaders raced into very heavy lapped traffic by the ninth circuit and that allowed Foos to take second but Philo fought back to regain the runner-up spot. Foos again used a lapped machine to take second on lap 13 with Philo, Kofoid, Henry, Brubaker and Byron Reed in pursuit. Foos quickly closed the gap on Dussel and drove into the lead at the half way point.

The caution flew for a Duane Zablocki spin right in front of the leaders on lap 17 with the running order Foos, Dussel, Philo, Kofoid, Henry, Brubaker, Reed and Keith Baxter. With a clear track, Foos could not shake Dussel on the restart as Philo had his hands full from Kofoid. With nine laps to go Dussel was taking a peak to the outside of Foos for the lead while Philo and Kofoid continued their battle for third.

Once again heavy lapped traffic would come into play with just four laps to go but Foos was able to drive round and put two lappers between himself and Dussel as the white flag flew. Foos drove to the win over Dussel with Kofoid finally getting by Philo for third with Henry rounding out the top five. Ricky Peterson would earn the hard charger cash with his drive from 17th to sixth.

Steve Rando and Luke Griffith brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Griffith gaining the advance over Miller, Ivy, Rando and Paul Weaver. Miller drove into the lead on lap two as the caution flew for a Zeth Sabo spin. On the restart Ivy took second from Griffith and started to close on Miller just as the caution flew on lap five for a Kyle Peters spin.

Miller could not shake Ivy as Weaver moved into third followed by Griffith, Alvin Roepke, Rando, Seth Schneider and Brandon Moore. Ivy was able to drive under Miller for the lead on lap eight but Miller continued to hound the leader. Once Ivy started consistently hitting his marks, he built up a 1.5 second lead at the half-way point as Miller, Weaver, Roepke, Griffith and Jordan Ryan (up from 15th) gave chase.

Ivy encountered heavy lapped traffic with 10 laps to go but the battle for second prevented anyone from closing as Weaver took the runner-up spot on lap 15. Roepke moved into third on lap 16 and began pressuring Weaver for second which allowed Ivy to deal with lapped cars without any pressure.

With four laps to go Roepke drove into second and began eating away at Ivy's lead. But, the veteran Ivy didn't make a mistake and drove to the win over Roepke, Weaver, Griffith and Miller. Ryan, who hasn't ran a 305 at Fremont but a hand full of events over the past couple of years, charged from 15th to a sixth place finish aboard the Kyle Capodice #12 to earn the hard charger cash.

Brad Keckler and Dustin Keegan paced the field for the 20 lap dirt truck feature with Keegan taking the early lead over Keckler, Paul Brown Jr. and Daniel Roepke. Keegan and Keckler raced side by side over the next hand full of laps while Roepke, Brad Stuckey and Valenti gave chase.

The first caution flew on lap eight when Roepke and Kent Brewer tangled followed by another yellow on the restart for an Adam Dible and Ben Clapp incident. When the green flew Keegan continued to lead but Valenti drove into second with Keckler and Brad Mitten giving chase. Valenti drove to Keegan's outside lap after lap but Keegan never budged off bottom to continue to lead but a caution with six laps to go gave Valenti a shot at the lead.

When the green flew Valenti drove to Keegan's outside and took the lead on lap 16. However, Keegan continued to race to the leader's inside while Mitten also challenged. Valenti drove to the checkers by half a truck length over Keegan, Mitten and Cory McCaughey.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, Sept. 14th on Fremont Federal Credit Union Championship Night to determine the track titles.

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

About Kistler Racing Products – www.kistlerracing.com

In 2008, Kistler Racing Products opened to add a full product line to the already 15 year established business located within Kistler Engines Inc. shop in rural Fremont, Ohio. Kistler Racing Products is proud to provide a wide array of high quality, dependable and race winning capable parts, most in stock. Kistler Racing Products and Kistler Engines are proud of their unique niche – the only comprehensive shop for dirt sprints in the United States where you can build a car from the ground up including motor and arrive at the race track in a one-stop shopping atmosphere. Kistlers supplies everything you need from A – Z : Axles to Zeus buttons including product line Arai Helmets to Zemco – if you need it, we’ve got it. Kistler Racing Products will get all the technical support and one on one personalized customer service that you deserve.

Fremont Speedway

Friday, Sept. 6, 2019

Kistler Racing Products Night

[*] indicates starting position

410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying
1.5T-Travis Philo, 13.230; 2.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.231; 3.16-DJ Foos, 13.291; 4.1-Nate Dussel, 13.378; 5.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.398; 6.5-Byron Reed, 13.402; 7.066-Trey Jacobs, 13.476; 8.4-Cap Henry, 13.504; 9.33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.595; 10.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.596; 11.18J-RJ Jacobs, 13.625; 12.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.666; 13.97-Max Stambaugh, 13.667; 14.2L-Landon LaLonde, 13.695; 15.9X-Ricky Peterson, 13.702; 16.45-Trevor Baker, 13.740; 17.23-Tyler Gunn, 13.743; 18.2+-Brian Smith, 13.779; 19.45L-Brian Lay, 13.796; 20.9J-Dean Jacobs, 13.827; 21.8M-TJ Michael, 13.861; 22.1B-Keith Baxter, 13.898; 23.14-Chad Wilson, 13.920; 24.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.995; 25.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 14.240; 26.00H-Hunter Lynch, 14.450;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 2. 066-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 4. 1B-Keith Baxter[8] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 6. 97-Max Stambaugh[5] ; 7. 45L-Brian Lay[7] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 4-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[3] ; 3. 23-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 4. 9J-Dean Jacobs[7] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[8] ; 6. 2L-Landon LaLonde[5] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 8. 00H-Hunter Lynch[9] ; 9. 18J-RJ Jacobs[1]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 33W-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 3. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 6. 9X-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 97-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 2. 9X-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 5. 2L-Landon LaLonde[2] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron[9] ; 9. 18J-RJ Jacobs[11] ; 10. 45-Trevor Baker[10] ; 11. 00H-Hunter Lynch[8]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 16-DJ Foos[3] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[1] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 5. 4-Cap Henry[5] ; 6. 9X-Ricky Peterson[17] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 8. 5-Byron Reed[12] ; 9. 1B-Keith Baxter[10] ; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs[18] ; 11. 2+-Brian Smith[15] ; 12. 33W-Caleb Griffith[8] ; 13. 14-Chad Wilson[14] ; 14. 066-Trey Jacobs[7] ; 15. 97-Max Stambaugh[16] ; 16. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[13] ; 17. 9J-Dean Jacobs[11] ; 18. 45L-Brian Lay[19] ; 19. 23-Tyler Gunn[9] ; 20. 2L-Landon LaLonde[20]
Hard Charger: 9x-Ricky Peterson +11

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying
1.1W-Paul Weaver, 13.864; 2.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.975; 3.26-Jamie Miller, 13.989; 4.77I-John Ivy, 14.135; 5.5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 14.165; 6.97-Kyle Peters, 14.262; 7.11G-Luke Griffith, 14.273; 8.19R-Steve Rando, 14.325; 9.4*-Tyler Street, 14.326; 10.9R-Dustin Rall, 14.353; 11.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.377; 12.36-Seth Schneider, 14.393; 13.3V-Chris Verda, 14.453; 14.25-Jason Keckler, 14.484; 15.12-Jordan Ryan, 14.514; 16.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 14.605; 17.5M-Mike Moore, 14.626; 18.09-Justin Adams, 14.643; 19.7-Shawn Valenti, 14.643; 20.X-Mike Keegan, 14.658; 21.8-Bobby Clark, 14.706; 22.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.737; 23.9-Logan Riehl, 14.747; 24.1H-Zeth Sabo, 14.751; 25.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.753; 26.29-Rich Farmer, 14.860; 27.10-Josh Harrison, 15.063; 28.75-Jerry Dahms, 15.176;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 4. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[6] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[1] ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 7. 3V-Chris Verda[5] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[10] ; 9. 3X-Brandon Riehl[9] ; 10. X15-Kasey Ziebold[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[3] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 6. X-Mike Keegan[7] ; 7. 5M-Mike Moore[6] ; 8. 9-Logan Riehl[8] ; 9. 29-Rich Farmer[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 5. 12-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[7] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 8. 1H-Zeth Sabo[8] ; 9. 10-Josh Harrison[9]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 2. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[2] ; 4. 3V-Chris Verda[4] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[9] ; 6. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 7. 9-Logan Riehl[8] ; 8. 5M-Mike Moore[5] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 10. 10-Josh Harrison[12] ; 11. 3X-Brandon Riehl[10] ; 12. X15-Kasey Ziebold[13] ; 13. 29-Rich Farmer[11]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[5] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 5. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 6. 12-Jordan Ryan[15] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 8. 8-Bobby Clark[16] ; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 10. 4*-Tyler Street[7] ; 11. 7M-Brandon Moore[9] ; 12. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[10] ; 13. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[11] ; 14. X-Mike Keegan[18] ; 15. 25-Jason Keckler[14] ; 16. 3V-Chris Verda[19] ; 17. 7-Shawn Valenti[17] ; 18. 9R-Dustin Rall[13] ; 19. 97-Kyle Peters[12] ; 20. 1H-Zeth Sabo[20]

Hard Charger: 12-Jordan Ryan +9

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 5s-Brad Stuckey[1] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[6] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[9] ; 4. 88-Dan Roepke Jr[5] ; 5. 13-Len Benyak[2] ; 6. 9-Curt Inks[8] ; 7. 5-Jim McGrath[4] ; 8. 26-Kyle Lagrou[3] ; 9. 83-Noah Wagner[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 23m-Brad Mitten[1] ; 3. 1-John Brooks[9] ; 4. P51-Paul Brown JR[5] ; 5. 0-Andy Keegan[2] ; 6. 75-Adam Dible[3] ; 7. 99-Gene Potridge[6] ; 8. 7X-Dana Frey[7] ; 9. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 4s-Keith Sorg[4] ; 2. 16-Jim Holcomb[3] ; 3. 1X-Brad Keckler[6] ; 4. 36M-Cory McCaughey[8] ; 5. 67-Ben Clapp[2] ; 6. 32H-Dan Hennig[9] ; 7. 25-Bryce Black[1] ; 8. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[5] ; 9. 2C-Calob Crispen[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 9-Curt Inks[1] ; 2. 5-Jim McGrath[4] ; 3. 26-Kyle Lagrou[7] ; 4. 75-Adam Dible[2] ; 5. 83-Noah Wagner[10] ; 6. 99-Gene Potridge[5] ; 7. 32H-Dan Hennig[3] ; 8. 25-Bryce Black[6] ; 9. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[11] ; 10. 2C-Calob Crispen[12] ; 11. 7X-Dana Frey[8] ; 12. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[9]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 3. 23m-Brad Mitten[10] ; 4. 36M-Cory McCaughey[9] ; 5. 1-John Brooks[11] ; 6. 1X-Brad Keckler[1] ; 7. P51-Paul Brown JR[4] ; 8. 16-Jim Holcomb[7] ; 9. 0-Andy Keegan[14] ; 10. 9-Curt Inks[16] ; 11. 4s-Keith Sorg[8] ; 12. 5-Jim McGrath[17] ; 13. 8KB-Kent Brewer[12] ; 14. 83-Noah Wagner[20] ; 15. 88-Dan Roepke Jr[3] ; 16. 5s-Brad Stuckey[6] ; 17. 13-Len Benyak[13] ; 18. 26-Kyle Lagrou[18] ; 19. 67-Ben Clapp[15] ; 20. 75-Adam Dible[19]

Hard Charger: 23M-Brad Mitten +7

 

 

WESTBROOK WINS FIRST NIGHT OF LABOUR DAY CLASSIC WEEKEND; RAIN CLAIMS SECOND NIGHT
Photos by Rod Henderson/CanadianRacer.com

By Tommy Goudge

BRIGHTON, Ont. (September 1, 2019) – Dylan Westbrook moved into a tie for third all-time on the Southern Ontario Sprints feature win list on Saturday night at Brighton Speedway, while Mother Nature interfered with the second half of the Labour Day Classic weekend.

Ryan Turner and Steve Lyons made up the front row for Saturday night’s 25 lap feature race. Several yellow flags slowed the pace, but Turner held serve after each restart and led the first 15 laps until Dylan Westbrook took over. Westbrook went on to claim the 18th SOS feature win of his career, and ninth at Brighton Speedway. Rain on Sunday night spoiled Westbrook's bid for a weekend three-peat, as the 20-year-old driver also became the all-time Ohsweken Speedway feature win leader on Friday night.

Ryan Turner took over the championship points lead by coming home with a runner-up finish, followed by Steve Lyons, Jake Brown, and Mitch Brown. Jacob Dykstra, eighth row starter Cory Turner, Rick Wilson, Shane Ross, and Holly Porter rounded out the top ten. Ryan Turner, Mitch Brown, Jake Brown, and Dylan Westbrook claimed heat race wins, while Kyle Phillips won the Dash for Cash presented by Naylor Dock Systems, Docks Are Us, and Four Points Sheraton Hotels.

NOTES:
-Shawn Sliter and Dave Dykstra traded cars after heat race action on Saturday. Problems on Sliter's 22 car necessitated the change, with Sliter jumping behind the wheel of the 71SX car which Dykstra was slated to compete with. Sliter was able to advance 11 positions in the feature and earn Hard Charger honours from Man Cave Racing.

-Feature winner Dylan Westbrook drew the number five after the race, awarding a brand new American Racer tire from Grisdale Racing Products to fifth place finisher Mitch Brown.

-The 17th Annual SOS Labour Day Classic weekend at Brighton to have a race rained out. The only other Labour Day Classic rainouts occurred in 2006 when both nights were washed out by the remnants of Hurricane Ernesto. Rick Wilson (8), Glenn Styres (4), and Dylan Westbrook (3) are now the only drivers with more than two Labour Day Classic wins; Chris Jones, Dain Naida, and Ryan Hunsinger each have two LDC wins, while Jake Brown, Mitch Brown, Cody Geldart, Joe Middlemiss, Dick Mahoney, Keith Dempster, Charlie Sandercock, Ryan Susice, and Steve Lyons each have one.

-Dylan Westbrook is now tied with Keith Dempster for third all-time on the SOS feature win list; only Rick Wilson (33) and Glenn Styres (29) remain ahead of Westbrook's 18 wins. Westbrook also broke a tie with Dempster for third on the Brighton Speedway SOS win list; Wilson (22) and Styres (15) are again the only drivers ahead of Westbrook, who now has nine wins at Brighton.

-Ryan Turner (812), Mitch Brown (797), Cory Turner (778), Jake Brown (765), and Holly Porter (679) make up the top five in the SOS championship standings with one points-paying race remaining on the 2019 schedule. Defending champ Cory Turner and 2015 champ Mitch Brown are looking for their second career SOS titles, while the other contenders are trying for their first.

-The Southern Ontario Sprints will return to action on Saturday, September 7 at Merrittville Speedway for the final SOS points race of the 2019 season. Race time is 7:00 p.m. For additional event information, visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com

_______________

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019
BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY
BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA

Entry List
01 Kyle Fraser – Arnprior, Ontario
1 Holly Porter – Delhi, Ontario
5D Shane Ross – Thedford, Ontario
5JD Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ontario
9 Steve Lyons – Kitchener, Ontario
10 Mitch Brown – Brantford, Ontario
11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario
11J Chris Jones – Picton, Ontario
13 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario
15 Mike Ferrell – London, Ontario
21 Kyle Phillips – Grand Island, New York
22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, Ontario
25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, Ontario
42W Rick Wilson – Joyceville, Ontario
46 Kevin Pauls – Canfield, Ontario
47X Dylan Westbrook – Scotland, Ontario
66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope, Ontario
68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ontario
71S Dillan Sliter – Port Colborne, Ontario
71SX Dave Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ontario
84 Tyler Rand – Picton, Ontario
84S Charlie Sandercock – Trenton, Ontario
91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario
98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville, Ontario
110 Jake Brown – Brantford, Ontario

Heat Race 1 (Started) 8 laps – NT
1. 91 Ryan Turner (1), 2. 25 Warren Mahoney (2), 3. 68 Aaron Turkey (3), / 4. 21 Kyle Phillips (5), 5. 11J Chris Jones (6), 6. 84S Charlie Sandercock (7), 7. 71SX Dave Dykstra (4)

Heat Race 2 (Started) 8 laps – 2:07.490
1. 10 Mitch Brown (2), 2. 42W Rick Wilson (3), 3. 5D Shane Ross (5), / 4. 1 Holly Porter (6), 5. 15 Mike Ferrell (4), 6. 46 Kevin Pauls (1)

Heat Race 3 (Started) 8 laps – NT
1. 110 Jake Brown (2), 2. 01 Kyle Fraser (1), 3. 9 Steve Lyons (4), / 4. 66 Frank Baranowski (5), 5. 84 Tyler Rand (6), 6. DNF 11 Jamie Turner (3)

Heat Race 4 (Started) 8 laps – 2:03.355
1. 47X Dylan Westbrook (4), 2. 5JD Jacob Dykstra (1), 3. 22 Shawn Sliter (2), / 4. 13 Cory Turner (5), 5. 71S Dillan Sliter (3), 6. 98 Paul Pekkonen (6)

Dash For Cash (Started) 4 laps – 1:04.996
Presented by Naylor Dock Systems, Docks Are Us, and Four Points Sheraton Hotels
1. 21 Kyle Phillips (1), 2. 1 Holly Porter (2), 3. 13 Cory Turner (4), 4. 11J Chris Jones (5), 5. 66 Frank Baranowski (3), 6. 84 Tyler Rand (7), 7. 71s Dillan Sliter (8), 8. 15 Mike Ferrell (6)

A-Feature (Started) 25 laps – NT
1. 47X Dylan Westbrook (3)
2. 91 Ryan Turner (1)
3. 9 Steve Lyons (2)
4. 110 Jake Brown (6)
5. 10 Mitch Brown (4)
6. 5JD Jacob Dykstra (9)
7. 13 Cory Turner (15)
8. 42W Rick Wilson (11)
9. 5d Shane Ross (8)
10. 1 Holly Porter (13)
11. 84 Tyler Rand (18)
12. 25 Warren Mahoney (10)
13. 71SX Shawn Sliter (24)
14. 11j Chris Jones (16)
15. 11 Jamie Turner (22)
16. 68 Aaron Turkey (5)
17. 98 Paul Pekkonen (23)
18. 66 Frank Baranowski (14)
19. 01 Kyle Fraser (7)
20. 21 Kyle Phillips (12)
21. 84S Charlie Sandercock (20)
22. DNF 15 Mike Ferrell (17)
23. DNF 46 Kevin Pauls (21)
24. DNF 71S Dillan Sliter (19)
25. DNF 22 Dave Dykstra (25)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Ryan Turner 1-15, Dylan Westbrook 16-25
Margin of Victory – 2.315 seconds
Man Cave Racing Hard Charger – Shawn Sliter +11
Grisdale Racing Products Tire Draw Winner – Mitch Brown

Up Next:
Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ontario – September 7, 2019
_______________

2019 SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS SCHEDULE
1. April 20 – Merrittville Speedway (Thorold, Ont.) – RAINED OUT (Spring Sizzler)
2. May 18 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – POSTPONED
2. May 25 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – RAINED OUT (rescheduled from May 18)
3. June 15 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – WINNER: CORY TURNER
4. June 22 – Merrittville Speedway (Thorold, Ont.) – WINNER: DYLAN WESTBROOK (Gary Cunningham Memorial)
5. July 6 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – WINNER: CORY TURNER
6. July 27 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – WINNER: JAKE BROWN
7. August 16 – Ohsweken Speedway (Ohsweken, Ont.) – RAINED OUT
8. August 31 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – WINNER: DYLAN WESTBROOK (Labour Day Classic Weekend)
9. September 1 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – RAINED OUT (Labour Day Classic Weekend)
10. September 7 – Merrittville Speedway (Thorold, Ont.) – (SOS Championship)
NP. September 13 – Ohsweken Speedway (Ohsweken, Ont.) – (Night Before the Nationals)
NP. September 14 – Ohsweken Speedway (Ohsweken, Ont.) – (Canadian Sprint Car Nationals)

 

 

Dylan Westbrook won his record-breaking 28th 360 Sprint Car feature at Ohsweken Speedway, placing him first on the all-time win's list.

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 30, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway held another fantastic edition of Friday Night Excitement as Pinty’s Delicious Foods presented Friday Night Excitement featuring the $1,000-to-win Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Mini Stock Clash. Fans got the chance to meet drivers at pre-race autograph session behind the main grandstand while drivers also had the opportunity to sell their merchandise at the racer’s marketplace.

The big 25-lap event for the Mini Stocks saw Wayde Thorne claim the $1,000 winner’s prize while Ryan Hillar scored $500 as the runner-up and Tyler Lafantasie earned $300 for a third-place finish. When the dust settled, it was Dylan Westbrook scoring a record-breaking 28th career win with the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Nick Sheridan who claimed victory with the Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars for the third time this season. Dave Bailey claimed the checkered flag in the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock feature.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Matt Farnham and Shone Evans started on the front row for the 20-lap Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car A-Feature. When the checkered flag waved, it was 10th-starting Dylan Westbrook who claimed his record-setting 28th career 360 Sprint Car win at Ohsweken to take sole possession first on the track’s all-time win’s list. Scott Kreutter, who was the night’s Ackland Insurance Top Gun award winner after driving from seventh to first in his heat, finished second after starting third. Jim Huppunen drove from sixth to a third-place finish while Mack DeMan and Cory Turner completed the top-five. Farnham, Kreutter and Mitch Brown won their qualifying heat races to start the night.

Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars

Dereck Lemyre and Nick Sheridan paced the field to the green flag for the 20-lap Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars feature. Sheridan started outside the front row and jumped out to an early lead and then led all 20 laps as the rookie scored his third win of the season. DJ Christie raced from seventh to a second-place finish while Hannah Ferrell completed the podium. Lucas Smith and Jacob Dykstra completed the top-five finishers. Sheridan, Terry Baker, Lemyre and Dykstra won their qualifying heats to begin the nights while Blaine Barrow won the B-Main.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

Kacey Huffman and Chris Dickie brought the field of Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks to the line for the green flag, but it was Burger Barn Racing’s Mark Bazuin who led the opening lap. Bazuin paced the field through the first six laps until Ryan Dinning took over the point on lap seven. Current point leader Dave Bailey, who suffered a flat tire on the opening lap, was able to change the tire and make a charge back to the front. Bailey took the lead on lap 15 and paced the final six laps to score his sixth win of the season. Bazuin, Dinning and Ken Sargent scored victories in the qualifying heats earlier in the night.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

Christopher French and Aidan Nigh were on the front row for the 25-lap and $1,000-to-win Gale’s Mini Stock Clash. Nigh led the opening two laps before seventh-starting Jason Tolton led lap three. Then on lap four, 12th-starting Wayde Thorne drove to the point and led the next 17 laps while 14th-starting Ryan Hillar challenged Thorne for the lead. Hillar took over the top spot on lap 22 while Thorne stayed close. On the final lap, Thorne was able to steal the lead back to claim the $1,000 win. Hillar settled for second while Tyler Lafantasie finished third after racing from 19th spot following his B-Main win. Dusty DeBoer and Tristan Da Silva rounded out the top-five.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, September 6 for Epic Racewear Championship night! Kids in attendance have the chance to receive an Ohsweken Speedway backpack filled with school supplies donated by various Ohsweken race teams. Pit gates open at 5:30pm and spectator gates open at 6:00pm. Race time is 7:30pm and adult admission is just $14 and children 12 and under are $3 or less. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

_____________________________

Ohsweken Speedway Race Report August 30, 2019 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Pinty’s Delicious Foods Back to School Backpack Night Total Entries – 120

________________________

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (25 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [10]; 2. 49-Scott Kreutter, [3]; 3. 0-Jim Huppunen, [6]; 4. 17X-Mack DeMan, [4]; 5. 13-Cory Turner, [5]; 6. 10-Mitch Brown, [7]; 7. 1-Holly Porter, [8]; 8. 88H-Josh Hansen, [9]; 9. 68-Aaron Turkey, [15]; 10. 11-Jamie Turner, [12]; 11. 5D-Shane Ross, [24]; 12. 1-10-Jake Brown, [23]; 13. 9-Steve Lyons, [14]; 14. 21-John Burbridge Jr, [16]; 15. 45-Curtis Gartly, [17]; 16. 46-Kevin Pauls, [19]; 17. 91-Ryan Turner, [13]; 18. 81-Derek Jonathan, [21]; 19. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [11]; 20. 7-Caleb Wood, [18]; 21. 90-Travis Cunningham, [20]; 22. 9B-Scott Burk, [22]; 23. 7NY-Matt Farnham, [1]; 24. 87X-Shone Evans, [2]; (DNS) 27H-Tom Huppunen, Hard Charger – Jake Brown +11 (23rd to 12th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – All Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 7NY-Matt Farnham, [2]; 2. 17X-Mack DeMan, [7]; 3. 1-Holly Porter, [6]; 4. 87X-Shone Evans, [8]; 5. 9-Steve Lyons, [4]; 6. 21-John Burbridge Jr, [5]; 7. 46-Kevin Pauls, [9]; 8. (DNF) 1-10-Jake Brown, [3]; (DQ) 5D-Shane Ross, [1]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – All Transfer – 2:29.681) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 49-Scott Kreutter, [7]; 2. 88H-Josh Hansen, [1]; 3. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [2]; 4. 11-Jamie Turner, [4]; 5. 68-Aaron Turkey, [3]; 6. 45-Curtis Gartly, [5]; 7. 90-Travis Cunningham, [6]; 8. 27H-Tom Huppunen, [8]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – All Transfer – 2:11.915) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 10-Mitch Brown, [2]; 2. 0-Jim Huppunen, [5]; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [3]; 4. 13-Cory Turner, [8]; 5. 91-Ryan Turner, [6]; 6. 7-Caleb Wood, [1]; 7. 81-Derek Jonathan, [4]; 8. 9B-Scott Burk, [7]

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Scott Kreutter

________________________

Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars (33 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 45-Nick Sheridan, [2]; 2. 5-D.J. Christie, [7]; 3. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [4]; 4. 49L-Lucas Smith, [3]; 5. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [5]; 6. 29-Liam Martin, [9]; 7. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [1]; 8. 43-Darren Dryden, [12]; 9. 08-Steven Beckett, [14]; 10. 1EH-Paul Klager, [23]; 11. 4B-Ryan Litt, [13]; 12. 26X-Terry Baker, [6]; 13. 12-Brad Herron, [17]; 14. 70-Baily Heard, [15]; 15. 74-Rob Neely, [16]; 16. 49H-Jerry Hill, [11]; 17. 51-Trevor Young, [19]; 18. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [21]; 19. MK8-Matthew Hill, [20]; 20. 20-Johnny Miller, [24]; 21. 52-Jesse Costa, [10]; 22. 19D-Allan Downey, [22]; 23. 29W-Tyler Ward, [18]; 24. 88-Jesse McDonald, [8] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Nick Sheridan 1-20 Hard Charger – Paul Klager +13 (23rd to 10th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:09.309) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 45-Nick Sheridan, [1]; 2. 5-D.J. Christie, [4]; 3. 43-Darren Dryden, [2]; 4. 74-Rob Neely, [3]; 5. 12-Brad Herron, [6]; 6. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [8]; 7. 24A-A.J. Lewis, [5]; 8. 28-Jordan Hill, [7]; 9. 69K-Jason Dixon, [9]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:11.774) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [2]; 2. 88-Jesse McDonald, [3]; 3. 49L-Lucas Smith, [8]; 4. 29W-Tyler Ward, [1]; 5. 51-Trevor Young, [5]; 6. 38-Derek Miller, [4]; 7. 83-Spencer Davis, [6]; 8. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [7]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 02:01.736) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 26X-Terry Baker, [1]; 2. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [5]; 3. 4B-Ryan Litt, [2]; 4. 70-Baily Heard, [4]; 5. MK8-Matthew Hill, [3]; 6. 19D-Allan Downey, [8]; 7. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [6]; 8. 69-Joshua Hill, [7]

Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:02.953) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [2]; 2. 29-Liam Martin, [1]; 3. 49H-Jerry Hill, [3]; 4. 08-Steven Beckett, [5]; 5. 52-Jesse Costa, [8]; 6. 20-Johnny Miller, [7]; 7. 1EH-Paul Klager, [6]; 8. 14T-Noelle Teal, [4]

B-Feature 1 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [1]; 2. 19D-Allan Downey, [2]; 3. 1EH-Paul Klager, [7]; 4. 20-Johnny Miller, [3]; 5. 83-Spencer Davis, [5]; 6. 38-Derek Miller, [4]; 7. 28-Jordan Hill, [11]; 8. 69-Joshua Hill, [10]; 9. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [9]; 10. 14T-Noelle Teal, [12]; 11. 24A-A.J. Lewis, [8]; 12. 69K-Jason Dixon, [13]; (DQ) 2-Travis Hofstetter, [6]

________________________

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (25 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 49-Dave Bailey, [16]; 2. 8-Ryan Dinning, [11]; 3. 23-Trevor DeBoer, [12]; 4. 79-Christopher Hale, [9]; 5. 28-Jim Lampman, [8]; 6. 53-Logan Shwedyk, [17]; 7. 6R-Jeff Roelofs, [22]; 8. 38-Frank Turkey, [3]; 9. 28D-Donny Lampman, [23]; 10. 32-Mark Fawcett, [7]; 11. 1-Chris Dickie, [2]; 12. 24-Blake Bomberry Jr., [10]; 13. 11-Gofast Teeple, [5]; 14. 4B-Brian Brady, [18]; 15. 84RK-Ryan Beagle, [14]; 16. A1-Spencer General-Thomas, [21]; 17. 5G-Gord Grant, [25]; 18. 41-Adam Plazek, [4]; 19. 21X-Mark Bazuin, [6]; 20. 13-Kacey Huffman, [1]; 21. 43-Kyle Andress, [19]; 22. 55-Mike Thorne, [15]; 23. 40-Derek Liverance, [20]; 24. 207-Trevor Jones, [24]; (DQ) 25-Ken Sargent, [13] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mark Bazuin 1-16; Ryan Dinning 7-14; Dave Bailey 15-20 Hard Charger – Dave Bailey +15 (16th to 1st)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 21X-Mark Bazuin, [9]; 2. 13-Kacey Huffman, [1]; 3. 1-Chris Dickie, [4]; 4. 41-Adam Plazek, [7]; 5. 38-Frank Turkey, [6]; 6. 11-Gofast Teeple, [8]; 7. 40-Derek Liverance, [3]; 8. 43-Kyle Andress, [2]; 9. A1-Spencer General-Thomas, [5]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 3:06.958) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 8-Ryan Dinning, [7]; 2. 79-Christopher Hale, [4]; 3. 23-Trevor DeBoer, [8]; 4. 24-Blake Bomberry Jr., [6]; 5. 28-Jim Lampman, [3]; 6. 32-Mark Fawcett, [1]; 7. 28D-Donny Lampman, [5]; (DNS) 6R-Jeff Roelofs,

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 02:45.835) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 25-Ken Sargent, [1]; 2. 49-Dave Bailey, [4]; 3. 84RK-Ryan Beagle, [2]; 4. 55-Mike Thorne, [3]; 5. 53-Logan Shwedyk, [5]; 6. 4B-Brian Brady, [6]; 7. 207-Trevor Jones, [8]; 8. 5G-Gord Grant, [7]

___________________________________ HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (37 Entries)

A-Feature (25 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 46-Wayde Thorne, [12]; 2. 21H-Ryan Hillar, [14]; 3. 96T-Tyler Lafantaisie, [19]; 4. 23-Dusty DeBoer, [17]; 5. 01-Tristan DaSilva, [15]; 6. 19-Kyle Wert, [18]; 7. 60-Martin Schroder, [20]; 8. 21-Jonathan Ayrton, [13]; 9. 88-Aidan Nigh, [2]; 10. 69-Rob Twitchett, [5]; 11. 7C-Cole Hardy, [8]; 12. 11E-Jeff Elsliger, [25]; 13. 93-Andy Ryckman, [24]; 14. 360-Kevin Thorne, [10]; 15. 6W-Brent Walker, [23]; 16. 26-Tim Nuell, [4]; 17. 6X-Mike Sarantakos, [11]; 18. 16-Fabio Olivieri, [9]; 19. 54-Christopher French, [1]; 20. 9-Tim DeBoer, [16]; 21. 1-Jason Tolton, [7]; 22. 96-Brian Crosgrove, [26]; 23. 2-Matt Nuell, [22]; 24. 19T-Trevor Want, [3]; 25. 92JR-Jeremy Cooper, [21]; 26. 05-Dave Goodacre, [27]; 27. 16T-Jason Thomson, [28]; 28. 188-Paul Longboat, [6] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Aidan Nigh 1-2; Jason Tolton 3; Wayde Thorne 4-21, 25; Ryan Hillar 22-24 Hard Charger – Tyler Lafantasie +16 (19th to 3rd)

B-Feature (10 laps – Top 10 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 96T-Tyler Lafantaisie, [10]; 2. 60-Martin Schroder, [1]; 3. 92JR-Jeremy Cooper, [16]; 4. 2-Matt Nuell, [18]; 5. 6W-Brent Walker, [8]; 6. 93-Andy Ryckman, [14]; 7. 11E-Jeff Elsliger, [19]; 8. 96-Brian Crosgrove, [2]; 9. 05-Dave Goodacre, [12]; 10. 16T-Jason Thomson, [13]; 11. 517-Cody Sommerville, [6]; 12. 20A-Aiden Maynard, [17]; 13. 13-Vincent Pagnotta, [15]; 14. 79-Steve Miller, [9]; 15. 04-Elyse Leduc, [11]; 16. 11-Mike Giberson, [4]; 17. 16J-Jeremy May, [3]; 18. 177-Tim Jamieson, [5]; 19. 6-Jason Dixon, [7]

___________________________

About Pinty’s Delicious Foods: The tradition of premium poultry products with the Pinty’s name attached goes back over 70 years to when Ed Pintwala first opened Pinty’s Poultry Limited in 1943. Now based in Burlington, Ontario, Pinty’s produces a full line of products available at many of your favourite retailers, and at Ohsweken Speedway’s Pit Stop concession stands! Call them at 1 800-263-7223, or visit www.Pintys.com for more information.

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Tickets and Camping Available Now! The best 360 Sprint Car racers from the Northeast region and beyond will converge on Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14 for the 15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Tickets and reserved campsites for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone at 519-717-0023.

About MavTV Canada’s All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s Ohsweken Speedway is excited to announce its Friday Night Excitement racing will be the centerpiece of a new international television broadcast on MavTV Canada called All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. All North Racing will visit Ohsweken for six live broadcasts that will be re-aired multiple times in Canada and the United States. The MavTV broadcasts are scheduled for May 31, June 21, July 22, July 23, August 30 and September 14. These broadcasts include both nights of the Northern Summer Nationals featuring Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu as well as the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. For more information on MavTV Canada, visit www.facebook.com/MAVTVCanada.

Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and on our official Facebook page.

2019 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 24th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Phone: (519) 717-0023 Email: media@ohswekenspeedway.com Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Auto Parts Centres, Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Burger Barn, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Core-Mark International, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, EPIC Racewear, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Grisdale Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Miska Trailer Factory, Nitro 54 Variety/Club 54 Racing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks, Strickland’s GMC and Victory Gamez.


 

Will Hull Powers to Victory at Devils Bowl Speedway

The Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England made their final appearance of the season at The Devils Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT as part of the gigantic Interstate Batteries Vermont 200 Weekend. Fourteen cars were in attendance but only eleven made the call for the 25 lap Feature as a couple suffered mechanical failures and Dan Douville, who ran to Victory the night before at Bear Ridge Speedway, executed a wild flip in his heat race. Although Douville was transported to the local hospital with a neck injury he is expected to make a full recovery.

Jake Williams and Chris Donnelly paced the field and when the green flew Donnelly immediately jumped into the top spot with Jake Williams second and Josh Flint, who was running a 305ci engine, third. Caution flew for Corey Sparks who went off the top of turn one with two laps complete. When racing resumed the top three retained their positions but Will Hull was looking to head to the front. While the battle raged further back in the pack Chris Donnelly had run to an impressive lead, steadily pulling away from second place runner Williams. After stalking Flint for a couple of laps Hull moved to third and set his sights on second place runner Williams. Just a lap later Hull blasted by Williams and began to noticeably close the gap on leader Donnelly. Using the high line Will Hull caught Chris Donnelly on lap twelve and made the winning pass on lap thirteen. While the action was occurring up front Adam Pierson, who started tenth on the field had made his way to the front pack, passing Jake Williams for third a lap before Hull took the lead. The lead trio stayed the same until Donnelly’s mount coasted to a stop on the backstretch as the two laps to go indicator was displayed by flagman Bob Bigelow, necessitating the last caution of the event. On the restart Will Hull easily pulled away from Adam Pierson to take the win. Pierson was second with Josh Flint third. Jake Williams and Clay Dow completed the top five.

With the victory Will Hull won his second consecutive Devils Bowl Speedway Sprint Car Title.

The FK Rod Ends/ O’Reilly Auto Parts Heat race winners were Will Hull and Josh Flint.

The next event on the Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England schedule will be Saturday, September 14th at the RumTown Speedway in Wentworth, NH.

For more information and a complete 2019 Sprint Cars of New England schedule visit www.nesprintcars.com. For additional information on Green Mountain Gearheads visit www.greenmountaingearheads.com.

Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England Unofficial Finish-Devils Bowl Speedway, September 1st 2019 (25 Laps)

1st 61 Will Hull

2nd 8 Adam Pierson

3rd 24 Josh Flint

4th 73 Jake Williams

5th 58 Clay Dow

6th 45 Kurt Conklin

7th 33 Lacey Hanson

8th 24F Chris Donnelly

9th 31B Mike Bosco

10th 81 Luke Klob

11th 1 Corey Sparks

DNS 69 Floyd Billington

DNS 41u Rick Stone

DNS 7x Dan Douville

 

 

Barney Battles Poirier Late to Win Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Series A-Main at Fulton Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

FULTON, NY– Jason Barney started the season red hot with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. He won two of the first three feature events. As the summer hit things went south for the Brewerton, N.Y., driver. He’s struggled trying to find the speed that got him wins early in the season.

Saturday night at the Fulton Speedway, Barney got his mojo back. Barney won the 25-lap A-Main in impressive fashion charging from third on a late restart to the lead. He then battled multi-time series champion Steve Poirier for the win. Barney just beat Poirier to the line for the $2,000 payday and the much-needed confidence boost.

“This is pretty nuts,” said an emotional Barney in victory lane. “We gave one away last week in Granby on the last lap. I didn’t sleep at all this week. I really messed up last night and put my favorite car in the front stretch wall. I slept about five minutes. I was just disappointed in myself. I didn’t think I could win races anymore. It creeps in; it’s crazy. We have awesome race cars and an awesome race team. I’m just really happy to get a win. It was much needed.”

Jonathan Preston was the last to draw, but he started on the pole alongside Poirier for the green. Poirier wrestled the lead from him on the opening circuit. Preston battled hard and on lap five was able to go by Poirier in turns three and four to take his shot at the front.

On the next lap, Davie Franek made it a three-car race for the number one position. Preston led with Franek in the mix along with Poirier. Preston continued to keep his No. 22 on top of the field.

Traffic appeared for Preston just before the race reached the halfway point. Luckily for Preston, his line on the top was open nearly all the way around the track as slower cars were focused on running the middle and the bottom of the track.

With Preston and Poirier solidified out front, Barney was steady throughout. He was methodical on the bottom reaching the top five at halfway before taking over third on lap 19. He still had some distance to make up on the top two.

His break came on lap 21. The only caution of the race was drawn by a spinning Ryan Harrison in turn four. He came to a stop setting up a restart with Preston and Poirier on the front row and Barney lining up on the bottom in third.

Preston elected to refire from the outside lane. Poirier got an excellent start pulling even with Preston going into turn one. This allowed him to pull a slide job through turn two in order to briefly take the lead. As the top two went high, Barney went low and drove by both drivers down the backstretch.

Barney led lap 22 at the line, but Poirier wasn’t done. Poirier came back at Barney on the high-side of turns three and four on the next lap and just inched in front at the line.

Barney didn’t give up on the bottom, he stayed in his line with Poirier powering around the top. They came to white flag right together once again with Barney low and Poirier next to him on the outside.

The final lap was going to determine the winner. Barney continued catching the moisture on the bottom while Poirier had his right rear Hoosier Tire against the cushion. They were nearly even coming off of turn two.

Barney dove low through and four with Poirier trying to carry momentum around him on the top. As they came off the corner Barney slipped up in front of Poirier slowing his pace just enough that he was able to grab the checkers.

“I knew I could be good on the bottom, but he was good running three and four on the top,” stated Barney. “I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t really run up there. If I enter up there, he’s just going to slide me. So, I figured I better go up, then go down and go back up again. That was my only chance. I still thought he was going to get me.”

Poirier, the eight-time and defending series champion, matched his best finish of the season crossing the line in second. It was a great race at the front. Poirier just needed a little bit more to get by Barney on the final lap.

“That was fun,” said Poirier of the race with Barney. “I gave it all I had. We’ve had a tough year. We haven’t won an ESS race so far. I was doing all I could. I thought when I got by Jonathan I had to protect the outside. I got a bit too high and forced the issue a little bit there. Then I saw Jason on the inside. I tried some different things and raced him as hard as I could. That was a fun race.”

After sweeping the action on Friday, Preston had to settle for third on this night after Barney and Poirier drove by on the final restart. He felt like was in trouble when the yellow came out and that proved to be the difference maker as he had a comfortable lead prior to the restart.

“The car was really good in clean air and traffic,” cited Preston. “I was just on cruise control out there. I didn’t want a restart. I knew he was going to pull me on a restart. It just doesn’t take off, but what can you do.”

Billy VanInwegen rallied late to get up to fourth with Chuck Hebing having another solid night to complete the top five.

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main #1 Brewerton – Jason Barney ($2,035), Steve Poirier ($1,035), Jonathan Preston ($910), Billy VanInwegen ($630), Chuck Hebing ($555), Davie Franek ($670), Paulie Colagiovanni ($530), Matt Tanner ($420), Scott Holcomb ($410), Danny Varin ($400), Shawn Donath ($385), Jeff Cook ($345), Brett Wright ($300), Dylan Swiernik ($300), Kyle Moffit ($350), Kelly Hebing ($325), Steve Glover ($325), Pete Richardson ($375), Tyler Cartier ($300), Denny Peebles ($300), Ryan Harrison ($325), Alex Bergeron ($325), Emily VanInwegen ($300), Sam Reakes IV ($300)

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – S. Poirier, Cook, Barney $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – C. Hebing, Donath, Tanner $25

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Halfway – Preston $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Preston $50

Fondations 55 Hard Charger – Holcomb (12 Pos), $50

Cobra Coaches Dash – Colagiovanni ($100), Richardson ($75), Moffit ($50), Bergeron ($25), Harrison ($25), Glover ($25)

Ground Control Last Car Lead Lap – K. Hebing $25

Ground Control 11th Place Finisher - Donath $25

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Barney, S. Poirier, Preston $10

Hoosier Tire – Franek $200 For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints:

Web: www.empiresupersprints.com
Twitter: @ESSprints

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

Instagram: empiresupersprints

 

 

THOMAS THRILLS AT LAKE OZARK FOR 14TH-CAREER POWRi WIN

ELDON, MO. (September 1, 2019) - In an exciting race that saw a handful of different leaders, Tyler Thomas of Collinsville, Okla. outlasted them all to complete a ninth-to-first charge for his 14th-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory on Sunday night at Lake Ozark Speedway.

A field of 25 POWRi National / West Midgets filled the pit area for the second night of racing, a program that saw Thomas Meseraull (Auto Meter Heat 1), Cannon McIntosh (KSE Racing Products Heat 2) and Tanner Carrick (Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 3) split heat race wins.

Winning his heat from seventh, McIntosh of Bixby, Okla. secured PAC Racing Springs #HighPointMan honors and put his Dave Mac Motorsports, Drive WFX, Spike/Toyota No. 08 on the pole position. Looking to redeem himself after a mechanical issue stripped him from the lead with five laps left on Saturday night, the 16-year old star was determined to find redemption and quickly took command in Sunday's show.

While the race heated up and the lead changed hands, Tucker Klaasmeyer of Paola, Kans. moved his Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports No. 27 to the point on the sixth circuit. His lead lasted until just shy of the halfway point when Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill. guided his No. 5D entry by Klaasmeyer and took command himself.

Meanwhile, Tyler Thomas was roaring through the pack aboard his BT Machine, Spike/Toyota No. 91T and thanks to a well-timed caution was set to restart right behind Daum and Klaasmeyer. Driving into the top spot and storming by them all, Thomas shot past Klaasmeyer and then made work of Daum to take the lead on lap 22.

From there, Thomas kept the top spot under control and held on for his 14th-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory. A Sunday night score at Lake Ozark Speedway, the win was the Collinsville, Okla. native's second triumph of the season, and the first of his career at the Eldon, Mo. race track.

Chasing Thomas to the stripe on Sunday was Tucker Klaasmeyer with a second-place effort, Zach Daum in the third-place position, Michael Pickens of Auckland, New Zealand in fourth aboard the RMS Racing No. 1NZ, and Thomas Meseraull of San Jose, Calif. in the RMS Racing No. 7X.

Also finishing inside the top ten at Lake Ozark was teenage Holley Hollan of Broken Arrow, Okla. (sixth), current POWRi Midget points leader Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, Calif. (seventh), 14-year old Daison Pursley of Locust Grove, Okla. (eighth), early leader Cannon McIntosh in the ninth slot, and POWRi West points leader Andrew Felker in tenth.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League resumes their 2019 season next weekend with a Friday, September 6 show at Jacksonville Speedway followed by a Saturday, September 7 program at Spoon River Speedway.

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

Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 7X-Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA (2); 2. 1NZ-Michael Pickens, Auckland, NZ (5); 3. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (9);4. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (6); 5. 97-Maria Cofer, Macdoel, CA (1); 6. 42-Hank Davis, Sand Springs, OK (7); 7. 32-Trey Marcham, Oklahoma City, OK (8); 8. 28-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (3); 9. 20G-Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (4).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (7); 2. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (8);3. 44S-Andrew Felker, Carl Junction, MO (5); 4. 72-Sam Johnson, St. Peters, MO (1); 5. 3N-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (4); 6. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (3); 7. 8M-Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (6); 8. 321-Chad Winfrey, Gladstone, MO (2).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps):
1. 71K-Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (6); 2. 91T-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK (2); 3. 67-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (7); 4. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (5); 5. 00-Luke Howard, Overland Park, KS (3); 6. 15-Carson Garrett, Littleton, CO (1); 7. 7JR-JD Black, Grain Valley, MO (4); 8. 2H-Jordan Howell, Columbia, MO (8).

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 91T-Tyler Thomas (9); 2. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (3); 3. 5D-Zach Daum (4); 4. 1NZ-Michael Pickens (5); 5. 7X-Thomas Meseraull (7); 6. 67-Holley Hollan (6); 7. 71-Jesse Colwell (18) 8. 9-Daison Pursley (10); 9. 08-Cannon McIntosh (1); 10. 44S-Andrew Felker (8); 11. 97-Maria Cofer (16); 12. 42-Hank Davis (14); 13. 97K-Jesse Love (11); 14. 3N-Ace McCarthy (13); 15. 28-Jake Neuman (24); 16. 32-Trey Marcham (17); 17. 20G-Noah Gass (25); 18. 00-Luke Howard (15); 19. 8M-Kade Morton (20); 20. 15-Carson Garrett (19); 21. 2H-Jordan Howell (22); 22. 72-Sam Johnson (12); 23. 321-Chad Winfrey (23); 24. 71K-Tanner Carrick (2); 25. 7JR-JD Black (21).

 

 

Tanner Holmes Wins Night Two Of ISCS Doubleheader At CGS; Sixth Series Win And Crowned Champion

By Ben Deatherage Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway held the final points race of the 2019 Interstate Sprint Car Series season on Sunday, September 1st. It was the second consecutive night of action at the famed ¼-mile clay oval. A total of twenty-seven entries were in the pit area from the states of Oregon, Washington, California, and Idaho.

Tanner Holmes took full advantage of his front-row starting position. The Jacksonville teenager led the opening lap and stayed in the spot for some time. Shortly after a lap four restart, Holmes went back to second after Kinzer Cox made a lightning move on his inside.

The Cottage Grove regular, of Cox, was hunted down and overtaken on lap seventeen by Tanner Holmes. Holmes led the rest of the distance to win his sixth race of the year and his third ISCS triumph at CGS. When all the dust settled Tanner was declared the champion and with his victory became the most winningest driver in tour history.

Kinzer Cox was a respectable second over third finishing Tyler Thompson, of Harrisburg. Castro Valley, California traveler Emily Williams came across the stripe in fourth while Bailey Hibbard, of Medford, completed the top five finishing order, in fifth.

Qualifying was split up into four groups. Quickest timers were Tanner Holmes, Meridian, Idaho teenager Tyler Driever, Kinzer Cox, and Tyler Thompson. Achieving heat race wins were Emily Williams, Ricky Ashley of Thurston, Cox, and Eagle Point rookie Johnny Burke. Roseburg’s Kyler Barraza was triumphant in the consolation main event.

The Interstate Sprint Car Series may be done with point racing, but they do have a couple of non-point affairs coming up on the schedule. The first of the two is this Wednesday, September 6th at Willamette Speedway, in Lebanon, as the support division when the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series is in town. The final round of competition is Saturday, September 28th at Coos Bay Speedway.

Race Results: Interstate Sprint Car Series Race #12 Sunday, September 1st, 2019 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

Fast Timers: Tanner Holmes (1), Tyler Driever (2), Kinzer Cox (3), Tyler Thompson (4) Heat Race Winners: Emily Williams (1), Ricky Ashley (2), Kinzer Cox (3), Johnny Burke (4)

B-Feature: 1. Kyler Barraza; 2. Tyler Driever; 3. Brett McGhie; 4. Heath Shelton; 5. Morgan Burks; 6. Brian Boswell; 7. Tyrell Mead; 8. Don Waddell; 9. Ian Bandey; 10. Justin Tracy; DNS Scott Fox

A-Feature: 1. Tanner Holmes; 2. Kinzer Cox; 3. Tyler Thompson; 4. Emily Williams; 5. Bailey Hibbard; 6. T.J. Winningham; 7. Raquel Ivie; 8. Shane Forte; 9. Ricky Ashley; 10. Steven Snawder; 11. Dave Hibbard; 12. Kyler Barraza; 13. Tyler Driever; 14. Brody Sim; 15. Johnny Burke; 16. Heath Shelton; 17. Brett McGhie; 18. Melissa Solesbee; 19. David Marble; 20. Nickye Mendenhall

 

 

Grosz and Mueller Wrap Up DeKalb/Asgrow 360 Nationals Titles at Jackson Motorplex With Wins on Sea Foam Products Night

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Sept. 1, 2019) - Victory Lane was jubilant on Sunday evening at Jackson Motorplex, where Lee Grosz wrapped up a track championship in style.

Grosz and Mike Mueller were the feature winners during Sea Foam Products Night, which concluded the DeKalb/Asgrow 360 Nationals presented by Kuhlman Lake Service & Welding, Inc. and Tweeter Contracting.

Grosz won the dash and led all 30 laps of the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars main event to garner his third win of the season at the track.

"You lead these things from the green (and) you don't know where to go," he said during an emotional interview in the Winner's Circle. "That red came out and I didn't really know where to go. I went to the top and felt pretty good. (On the last lap) I seen him show his nose. I drove into turn three and didn't lift and let her eat."

After two stoppages before the first lap was completed the only other caution came on Lap 20 when there was a red flag. Grosz maintained the top spot after the restart, but Justin Henderson stayed within striking distance before diving to the bottom in turns one and two on the final lap. The duo raced side by side through turn two, but Grosz had momentum on the top groove and held on for the victory by 0.429 of a second.

Josh Baughman rounded out the podium with Jack Dover finishing fourth and Trey Starks ending fifth.

Matt Juhl, Dover, Thomas Kennedy and Clint Garner each won a heat race. Sawyer Phillips was the B Main winner.

Mueller took the lead at the midpoint of the 25-lap National Sprint League Mastell Brothers Touring Series non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc main event en route to his second straight triumph at Jackson Motorplex, winning the feature by 1.996 seconds.

"I had way too many frosty beverages last night," he quipped in a Victory Lane interview. "I just had to get this over so I could have some more."

Cam Schafer recorded a runner-up result with Eric Schulz placing third and Brandon Halverson fourth, earning him the track championship. Alex Schriever, who led the first 12 laps of the race, was fifth.

Halverson won the heat race and Schriever claimed the dash.

The next and final event of the season at Jackson Motorplex is Sept. 20-21 for the Casey's Open Wheel Nationals presented by Sea Foam featuring the IRA Sprint Car Series and Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars as well as the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (Sept. 1, 2019) -

MIDWEST POWER SERIES/MSTS 360 SPRINT CARS

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz (1); 2. 83-Justin Henderson (3); 3. 17-Josh Baughman (2); 4. 81-Jack Dover (6); 5. 44X-Trey Starks (9); 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson (14); 7. 56N-Davey Heskin (10); 8. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (7); 9. 5Z-Dusty Zomer (4); 10. 09-Matt Juhl (5); 11. 27-Carson McCarl (17); 12. 14X-Brooke Tatnell (12); 13. 35-Skylar Prochaska (16); 14. 40-Clint Garner (8); 15. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips (11); 16. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (18); 17. 44-Chris Martin (13); 18. 50-Chase Viebrock (24); 19. 45-Monty Ferriera (23); 20. (DNF) 17B-Ryan Bickett (22); 21. (DNF) 3P-Sawyer Phillips (21); 22. (DNF) 33-James Broty (20); 23. (DNF) 5-Eric Lutz (15); 24. (DNF) 4-Cody Hansen (19).

B Feature (20 Laps): 1. 3P-Sawyer Phillips (5); 2. 17B-Ryan Bickett (4); 3. 45-Monty Ferriera (2); 4. 50-Chase Viebrock (1); 5. 14-Jody Rosenboom (3); 6. 13JM-Jordan Martens (11); 7. 17X-Lee Goos Jr (6); 8. 03-Shayle Bade (10); 9. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (16); 10. 2H-Bill Boles (8); 11. 86-Donovan Peterson (12); 12. 11-Mindy McCune (7); 13. 03X-Jamey Ogston (13); 14. 33B-Scott Broty (9); 15. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson (14); 16. (DNF) 88-Travis Reber (15); 17. (DNF) 29X-Brandon Stevenson (18); (DNS) 0J-Jeremy McCune.

Dash (6 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz (2); 2. 17-Josh Baughman (1); 3. 83-Justin Henderson (4); 4. 5Z-Dusty Zomer (3); 5. 09-Matt Juhl (5); 6. 81-Jack Dover (6); 7. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (7); 8. 40-Clint Garner (8).

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 09-Matt Juhl (2); 2. 44X-Trey Starks (1); 3. 44-Chris Martin (3); 4. 27-Carson McCarl (4); 5. 50-Chase Viebrock (7); 6. 3P-Sawyer Phillips (5); 7. 33B-Scott Broty (9); 8. (DNF) 51A-Elliot Amdahl (6); 9. (DNF) 0J-Jeremy McCune (8).

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover (1); 2. 56N-Davey Heskin (2); 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson (3); 4. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (4); 5. 45-Monty Ferriera (7); 6. 17X-Lee Goos Jr (5); 7. 03-Shayle Bade (6); 8. 03X-Jamey Ogston (8); 9. 88-Travis Reber (9).

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (1); 2. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips (2); 3. 5-Eric Lutz (3); 4. 4-Cody Hansen (6); 5. 14-Jody Rosenboom (4); 6. 11-Mindy McCune (8); 7. 13JM-Jordan Martens (5); 8. (DNF) 29X-Brandon Stevenson (7).

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 40-Clint Garner (2); 2. 14X-Brooke Tatnell (1); 3. 35-Skylar Prochaska (3); 4. 33-James Broty (4); 5. 17B-Ryan Bickett (5); 6. 2H-Bill Boles (6); 7. 86-Donovan Peterson (7); 8. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson (8).

NSL NON-WING SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller (3); 2. 99GG-Cam Schafer (2); 3. 38X-Eric Schultz (4); 4. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (6); 5. 0-Alex Schriever (1); 6. 93-Brad Peterson (10); 7. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (7); 8. 99-Bryan Roach (11); 9. 22-Johnny Parsons III (5); 10. 6-Jake Kouba (8); 11. 7-Clinton Bruns (9); 12. 48-Neal Matuska (12); 13. 16-Jimmy Kouba (13); 14. 12-Jeff Pellersels (15); 15. (DNF) 37-Sye Anderson (14); (DNS) 45-David Mackey.

Dash (6 Laps): 1. 0-Alex Schriever (2); 2. 99GG-Cam Schafer (4); 3. 87-Mike Mueller (6); 4. 38X-Eric Schultz (3); 5. 22-Johnny Parsons III (1); 6. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (5).

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (2); 2. 87-Mike Mueller (1); 3. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (3); 4. 6-Jake Kouba (4); 5. 7-Clinton Bruns (8); 6. 93-Brad Peterson (5); 7. 99-Bryan Roach (6); 8. 48-Neal Matuska (7); 9. 16-Jimmy Kouba (9); 10. 37-Sye Anderson (12); (DNS) 12-Jeff Pellersels; (DNS) 45-David Mackey.

UP NEXT -

Sept. 20-21 for the Casey's Open Wheel Nationals presented by Sea Foam featuring the IRA Sprint Car Series and Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars as well as the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

Tyler Thompson Dominates 63rd Budweiser International Classic 200; Becomes Youngest Winner in Event History

BOX SCORE

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

September 1, 2019

Novelis Supermodifieds

63rd Budweiser International Classic (200-laps): 1. 98T Tyler Thompson, 2. 95 Dave Shullick Jr, 3. 68 Michael Barnes, 4. 05 Jeff Abold, 5. 3 Doug Didero, 6. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 7. 44 Chris Perley, 8. 39 ® Alison Sload, 9. 15 Michael Muldoon, 10. 55 Keith Shampine, 11. 32 ® Ben Seitz, 12. 94 Logan Rayvals, 13. 90 ® Jack Patrick, 14. 54 ® Camden Proud, 15. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 16. 7 Otto Sitterly, 17. 27 Jamie Timmons, 18. 99 Jerry Curran, 19. 70 Dave McKnight, 20. 1 Bobby Santos III, 21. 50 Dave Gruel, 22. 6 Davey Hamilton, 23. 75 Brian Osetek, 24. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 25. 52 Dave Danzer, 26. 56 Hal LaTulip, 27. 00 Joe Gosek, 28. 0 Tim Snyder, 29. 25 ® Dan Bowes, 30. 47 Bob Bond, 31. 89 Todd Stowell, 32. 66 Lou LeVea Sr, 33. 34 Jason Spaulding, 34. 11 Aric Iosue

Semi-Final 1 (15-laps): 1. 89 Todd Stowell, 2. 47 Bob Bond, 3. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 4. 90 ® Jack Patrick, 5. 99 Jerry Curran, 6. 27 Jamie Timmons, 7. 75 Brian Osetek, 8. 14 Joey Payne, 9. 78 Guard Nearbin

Semi-Final 2 (15-laps): 1. 15 Michael Muldoon, 2. 54 ® Camden Proud, 3. 70 Dave McKnight, 4. 56 Hal LaTulip, 5. 32 ® Ben Seitz, 6. 66 Lou LeVea Sr, 7. 34 Jason Spaulding, 8. 08 Dan Kapuscinski

Insinger Performance Halfway Leader ($1,500): #98T Tyler Thompson

Tammy Ten Media Russ Conway ‘True Friend’ Lap Leader ($500): #98T Tyler Thompson

Oswego Classic Can-Am Camping Group Last Car Running ($300): #01 Dan Connors Jr.

Oswego Classic Can-Am Camping Group Highest Finishing Canadian ($200): #3 Doug Didero

Indy Performance Composites Pole Award ($1,000): #02 Brandon Bellinger

Indy Performance Composites Outside Pole Award ($500): #05 Jeff Abold

Lakeside Property Services Final Qualifier In Memory of Joe Paeno ($100): #94 Logan Rayvals

Jake’s Automotive 23rd Starter In Memory of Jake Ratcliff ($250): #47 Bob Bond

Area Auto Racing News Best Appearing Car & Crew Award: #14 Joey Payne

 

 

Adams scores third win of 2019

Lebanon’s Devin Adams scored his third victory of the year Saturday night in the PA Sprint Series 20-lap feature at BAPS Motor Speedway.

The win continues a dream sophomore season for the 18-year-old Adams, who has now finished in the top five in half of the 20 PASS/IMCA RaceSaver sprint races he has run, after having a best finish of 13th in eight starts in his rookie year of 2018. He now owns victories at BAPS, Port Royal and Selinsgrove Speedways.

On Saturday, he drew the outside front row starting spot for the feature after finishing second in his heat. After the initial start was nullified by a tangle involving Keith Prutzman and Dave Grube (both of whom continued in the race), Adams outran fellow teenaged front-row starter Jake Frye for the lead and was only challenged in the final laps when runner-up Christian Rumsey nearly caught him in traffic. In the end, Adams won over Rumsey by .119 seconds.

Rumsey had slipped past Frye on the third lap, and several other drivers made their moves early, when a slippery surface – dramatically different from that of the heat races – required they use both throttle and brake to maintain traction. During those early laps, Larry McVay moved up five spots into fifth, and Doug Dodson advanced three places to sixth. By the midway point, Dominic Melair also had caught Frye and moved into third.

The last six laps saw Rumsey close in traffic, only to have Adams successfully put a lapped car between the leaders, enabling him to stretch his lead. On the last lap, though, it was Adams who was held up, and Rumsey caught the leader but couldn’t make the pass.

That put Adams’ Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/Adams Auto Sales/Garden Spot Auto Auction #99A back in the winner’s circle.

“I knew that someone was coming, because it took me a little longer than I wanted to get around the lapped traffic,” Adams said in Victory Lane. “I knew that someone was going to be there.”

Rumsey, Melair and Frye joined to make up a youth movement at the front. Rumsey only turned 21 a little more than a week ago; Melair is the relative graybeard with his 26th birthday coming up next week, and Frye was the youngest driver in the field, having just turned 17 on Friday.

Fifth-place finisher McVay is in a different age bracket: his daughter Marie also races.

Rounding out the Top 10 Saturday were Dodson, Billy Ney, John Walp, Zach Newlin and Nick Sweigart. Walp was the evening’s hard charger, advancing six positions from his 14th starting spot.

Heat races for the 18 cars on hand were won by Prutzman and Jay Krout. In the first heat, experience won out over age when Prutzman, the oldest driver in the field at 62, outdueled Frye in a race-long battle.

The race did not offer RaceSaver points due to the Eagle Nationals event being held in Nebraska. As a result, there was a relaxed atmosphere in the pits, with drivers experimenting with set-ups.

“Nitro Nick” Sweigart’s #8 carried pink wings on his car as part of Racer X Motorsports’ support for Help the Fight, a charitable organization that provides monetary support for people in Lancaster County and the surrounding area who are fighting breast cancer or needing screening for the disease. Help the Fight was on hand to collect donations and sell merchandise.

PASS moves into the homestretch of the 2019 season next week with its final race of the season at Path Valley Speedway Park, where the sprinters will join the wingless super sportsman cars, 270 and 600cc micro-sprints, 4-cylinder thunder cars and 4-cylinder strictly stocks. Warm-ups begin at 7:00 p.m.

That race begins a stretch of eight races on seven different tracks, including one interregional RaceSaver race and two co-sanctions. The schedule at www.pasprintseries.com has more details.

Results from BAPS Motor Speedway Saturday, August 31, 2019

HEAT 1 – 1. 28-Keith Prutzman; 2 56-Jake Frye; 3. 83-Billy Ney; 4. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 5. 20-Doug Dodson; 6. 8-Nick Sweigart; 7. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 8. 51-Dave Graber; 9. 69-Landon Price.

HEAT 2 – 1. 50-Jay Krout; 2. 99A-Devin Adams; 3. 3D-Dave Grube; 4. 55-Dominic Melair; 5. 83L-Larry McVay; 6. 2-Erin Statler; 7. 5-John Walp; 8. 11-Dylan Smith; 9. 44K-Kirsten Hess.

FEAURE – 1. 99A-Devin Adams; 2. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 3. 55-Domenic Melair; 4. 56-Jake Frye; 5. 83L-Larry McVay; 6. 20-Doug Dodson; 7. 83-Billy Ney; 8. 5-John Walp; 9. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 10. 8-Nick Sweigart; 11. 50-Jay Krout; 12. 3D-Dave Grube; 13. 2-Erin Statler; 14. 28-Keith Prutzman; 15. 11-Dylan Smith; 16. 44K-Kirsten Hess; 17. 69-Landon Price; 18. 51-Dave Graber.

 

 

DAVIS DOMINATES IN FIRST WAR WIN AT JACKSONVILLE

JACKSONVILLE, ILL. (September 1, 2019) - Perfection was the word of the night on Sunday for Auburn, Ill. native Mitchell Davis, who topped every facet of the evening en route to a convincing win at Jacksonville Speedway for his first-career POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League victory.

Earning LRB, Inc. #HighPointMan honors with a fourth-to-first heat race, Davis kept the momentum rolling and pulled a zero for the feature inversion, leaving his No. 56 on pole position of the 25-lapper.

Joined alongside Riley Kreisel of Warsaw, Mo. on the front row, Davis shot out of a cannon when the green flag dropped and quickly jolted into command of the race lead. The action was soon halted when Wesley Smith was sent to the pit area for safety reasons with smoke pouring out of his No. 12 machine, creating a safety hazard for competitors.

Davis rocketed back to life on the restart and pulled away while the attention turned to the battle brewing for second as Riley Kreisel had his hands full with Mario Clouser and Kory Schudy. Hitting the halfway mark, Schudy snuck by Clouser with a side-by-side pass down the frontstretch and started to work on Kreisel for the runner-up spot.

A caution for a stopped Slater Helt on lap 23 brought fans to the edge of their seat, with not only a green-white-checkered finale on tap, but championship implications in play. Going back to green, Davis remained in control with Schudy in second after passing Kreisel, who knew he had to finish at least third or better to maintain the points lead.

Taking the green flag, Schudy kept Davis honest in the fight for the lead while Kreisel focused on locking down a podium position ahead of Clouser. Schudy went low, shot high and gave it his all for eight corners, but was unable to mount a challenge on the No. 56 before the checkered flag dropped.

Crossing the stripe and completing a perfect night, Mitchell Davis parked his No. 56 in victory lane and climbed atop the cage victoriously in front of an enthused Jacksonville crowd. Going from start-to-finish, Davis' impressive win marks his first-career victory with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League.

Finishing in second after capping a late charge, Kory Schudy of Springfield, Mo. brought his No. 28 home with close runner-up honors. Rounding out the podium in third-place, Riley Kreisel did exactly what he needed to do and maintained his points lead, meaning he just has to show up at the Hockett/McMillin Memorial and he'll secure back-to-back POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League championships.

Mario Clouser finished in fourth-place aboard his No. 6 machine, while Anthony Nicholson of Bartlett, Tenn. rounded out the top five. Closing out the top ten on Sunday was Jack Wagner in the sixth position, Colten Cottle with a hard-charging effort from 15th-to-seventh, Austin Archdale in eighth spot, Joe B. Miller in ninth-place, and Pete Palazzolo in tenth.

Sunday's trio of heat races was split by Riley Kreisel (Hinchman Racewear Heat 1), Wesley Smith (Bell Racing Heat 2), and Mitchell Davis (Schure Built Suspensions Heat 3).

Up next for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League is the ninth annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway on September 19-21. A three-day extravaganza alongside the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Cars, fans will witness the best of both worlds collide in an always-exciting weekend.

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

Hinchman Racewear Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (2); 2. 77-Jack Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (1); 3. 29-Mitch Wissmiller, Saybrook, IL (4); 4. 52F-Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL (3); 5. 5C-Colten Cottle, Kansas, IL (5); 6. 73-Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (8); 7. 20-Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (7); 8. 01-Travis Pence, Stronghurst, IL (6).

Bell Racing HQ Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 12-Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (2); 2. 22S-Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (1); 3. 6-Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (6); 4. 31M-Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO (5); 5. 70-Pete Palazzolo, St. Louis, MO (3); 6. 6B-Andy Baugh, Mason City, IL (4); DNS, 4-Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack, MO.

Schure Built Suspension Heat Three (8 Laps):
1.56-Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (4); 2. 28-Kory Schudy, Springfield, MO (3); 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (5); 4. 2A-Austin Archdale, Brimfield, IL (2); 5. 8D-Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL (6); 6. N2-Nic Harris, Atlanta, IL (7); 7. 90X-Patrick Budde, Bartelso, IL (1).

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League Main Event (25 Laps):
1. 56-Mitchell Davis (1); 2. 28-Kory Schudy (5); 3. 90-Riley Kreisel (2); 4. 6-Mario Clouser (4); 5. 16-Anthony Nicholson (6); 6. 77-Jack Wagner (7); 7. 5C-Colten Cottle (15); 8. 2A-Austin Archdale (13); 9. 31M-Joe B. Miller (10); 10. 70-Pete Palazzolo (17); 11. 8D-Robbie Standridge (12); 12. 73-Samuel Wagner (14); 13. 20-Steve Thomas (19); 14. N2-Nic Harris (16); 15. 90X-Patrick Budde (20); 16. 22S-Slater Helt (8); 17. 29-Mitch Wissmiller (9); 18. 52F-Logan Faucon (11); 19. 6B-Andy Baugh (18); 20. 01-Travis Pence (21); 21. 12-Wesley Smith (3); DNS, 4-Braydon Cromwell.
Lap Leader(s): Davis 1-25.
Hard Charger(s): Cottle +8.

 

Wilmot Raceway


(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, August 31, 2019)--For the eighth time this season Mother Nature was a winner at Wilmot Raceway on Championship Night Saturday, August 31.
As the Lightning Sprint Feature was underway, a steady heavy rain struck the 1/3-mile clay oval. Since the feature was stopped nine laps into the 20-lap scheduled distance, it is not considered complete.
After nearly an hour of waiting to see if the rain would let up, track officials were forced to call the program complete at that point.
Championship points were awarded through the preliminary events.
Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor, IL won his first-ever track championship by 6 points over Trevor's Chris Dodd in the Wilmot track AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints.
Rob Maule of Hebron, IL took the street stock title, his third, by 5 points over Kenosha's Craig Kreuser.
Joe Huenefeld of Cedarville, IL captured the modified division title.
C.J. Maleug of Johnsburg, IL took his first ever IRA Lightning Sprint crown.
Complete points will be posted on the track website wilmotraceway.com or the official track Facebook page.
The Dirt King Late Model tour invades Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, September 7 for the Jim "Wildman" Watson Classic presented by Uneeda Iron & Sandblasting, JR's Wrecker Service of Waukegan, Asphalt Contractors of Union Grove and MLS Auto Clinic of Paddock Lake.
Wisconsin WingLess Sprints, modifieds and street stocks are on the program.
A huge bike giveaway is planned for youth ages 15 & under.
Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. with on track activity at 6:00 p.m. and racing scheduled for 6:45 p.m.
Grandstand admission on September 7 is $20.00 for ages 12 and over with $5.00 for ages 7-11 with ages 6 and under admitted free.
For updates phone the trackside raceline 262-862-2090, check the track website wilmotraceway.com or the official track Facebook page
A live radio remote broadcast by WLCB 101.5 FM or lakesradio.org featuring Pat Cameron, Matt Rosdnburg and Ron Pecorini will take place at the track from 4-6 p.m. on the grandstand concourse. Driver interviews are planned.

SUMMARY - WILMOT RACEWAY, WILMOT, WIS. - SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019 - 2019 SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT
AUTOMETER WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINTS: FEATURE: RAINED OUT.
1ST 8-LAP HEAT TOP FIVE FINISHERS: 1. Jimmy Sivia, Winthrop Harbor, IL; 2. Ryan Zielski, Oconomowoc; 3. Patrick Haynes, Bradley, IL; 4. Charles Spoonmore, Somonauk, IL; 5. Zach Hansen, New Berlin.
2ND HEAT: 1. Tim Cox, Park City, IL; 2. Travis Mahoney, Olgesby, IL; 3. Nick Petska, Spring Grove, IL; 4. Vince Bartolotta, Muskego; 5. Zach Raidart, Antioch, IL.
3RD HEAT: 1. Greg Olsen, Round Lake Heights, IL; 2. Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY; 3. Chris Dodd, Trevor; 4. Derek Crane, Waukegan, IL; 5. Chris Klemko, Bristol.
4TH HEAT: 1. Shawn Swim, Winthrop Harbor; 2. Jordan Mattson, Milwaukee; 3. Allen Hafford, Beach Park, IL; 4. Rusty Egan, Burlington; 5. Natalie Klemko, Bristol.
12-LAP "B" MAIN: 1. Paul Shaffer, Milwaukee; 2. Greg Alt, Delavan; 3. Randy Stanford, Kenosha; 4. Tommy Colburn, New Berlin; 5. Tom Eller, Zion, IL; 6. Steve Clott, Bradley; 7. Lance Walldan, Winthrop Harbor; 8. William Huck, Mukwonago; 9. Bryan Haynes, Bradley; 10. James Walldan, Kenosha.
FAST QUALIFIER: Zielski(:15.235 seconds).
IRA LIGHTNING SPRINTS: FEATURE: RAINED OUT AFTER 9 LAPS OF 20 SCHEDULED. NO FINISH.
1ST 8-LAP HEAT: 1. Mark Heinert, Waukesha; 2. Ion Stear, Hebron, IL; 3. Jeremy Douglas, McFarland; 4. C.J. Maleug, Johnsburg, IL; 5. Max Brannam, Holiday Hills, IL; 6. John Kirk, Johnsburg.
2ND HEAT: 1. Ron Brannam, Barrington, IL; 2. Tim Brannam, Holiday Hills, IL; 3. Kevin Douglas, Sun Prairie; 4. Mike Neau, Kenosha; 5. Kevin Frederiksen, Hales Corners.
FAST QUALIFIER: Stear(:14.770 seconds).
STREET STOCKS: FEATURE: RAINED OUT.
8-LAP HEAT: 1. Cody Potter, Pell Lake; 2. Craig Kreuser, Kenosha; 3. Courtney Atkinson, Muskego; 4. Rob Maule, Hebron, IL; 5. David Jones, North Chicago, IL; 6. Jason Jones, North Chicago; 7. Dustin Holland, Pell Lake; 8. Sarah Jasinski, Milwaukee;
2ND HEAT: 1. Mark Baker, Big Bend; 2. Josh Gehrig, Pleasant Prairie; 3. Brandon Mertes, Antioch, IL; 4. Kevin Domrose, Big Bend; 5. Trent Anderson, Trevor; 6. James Jaime, Salem.
FAST QUALIFIER; Potter(:18.497 seconds).
MODIFIEDS: FEATURE: RAINED OUT.
1ST 8-LAP HEAT: 1. Joe Huenefeld, Cedarville, IL; 2. Chris Carlson, South Milwaukee; 3. Tim Hamburg, Dixon, IL; 4. Lee Tibbitts, Hebron, IL; 5. Mike Conn, Big Bend; 6. Donnie Paskiewicz, Ottawa, WI; 7. Jimmy Vandervere, Gurnee, IL; 8. Mike Wittenburg, Tichigan.
2ND HEAT: 1, Mike Simons, Genoa City; 2. Austin Blume, Mt. Morris, IL; 3. Mike Knurr, Mukwonago; 4. Jack Williams, Rockford, IL; 5. Jason Wirth, Elkhorn; 6. Danny Walter, Burlington; 7. David Wirth, Milwaukee.
3RD HEAT: 1. John Dost, Bristol; 2. Tony Izzo, Capron, IL; 3. Andrew Araco, Waukesha; 4. Joel Crowbridge, Burlington; 5. Brad McGuire, New Berlin; 6. Nick Simons, Genoa City; 7. Ryan Marshall, Kansasville.

SUBMITTED BY MICHAEL H. BABICZ

 

 

Bailey Hibbard Wins First Career ISCS Series Victory On August 31st At Cottage Grove

By Ben Deatherage Cottage Grove, Oregon- The Interstate Sprint Car Series returned to Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday, August 31st. It marked the first of two consecutive nights of action at the historic ¼-mile clay oval for the tour’s championship weekend. Twenty-eight cars were on hand representing the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California.

Two stoppages had occurred before the completion of the first circuit. Shane Forte led the first lap of the main event. The Junction City veteran lost possession of the top lace position on lap two. The driver to make the pass would be rookie pilot Johnny Burke, of Eagle Point.

Burke held down the lead for several laps. In his first time in a Sprint Car at Cottage Grove, Burke got bottled up in lapped traffic. On the sixteenth trip past the flag stand, Bailey Hibbard beat out Johnny by mere inches at the line to become the third different leader of the race.

A couple of additional incidents happened after Hibbard secured the lead and allowed him to work in open racetrack. On the final restart, Shane Forte built up a lot of momentum and got side by side for with Hibbard to try and overtake him. Bailey was able to get his elbows up and edged out Forte to win for the first time with the ISCS Series. He is the eleventh different winner in series history and the sixth different winner of the 2019 campaign.

Shane Forte ended his evening in a strong second while Tanner Holmes, of Jacksonville, placed third. Cottage Grove native Kinzer Cox was credited with fourth-place over fifth finishing Dave Hibbard, Bailey’s father and also from Medford.

Qualifying was split up into four groups. Quick timers in each group were Tanner Holmes, Castro Valley, California chauffeur Emily Williams, Ricky Ashley of Thurston, and Central Point veteran T.J. Winningham. Achieving wins in heat race action included Holmes, Johnny Burke, Kinzer Cox, and Ian Bandey of Cottage Grove. Sutherlin rookie Nickye Mendenhall won the consolation feature.

The ISCS Sprint Car Series will be back at Cottage Grove on Sunday, September 1st for the final points race of the season. Tickets are $13.00 for Adults, Seniors/Juniors/Military $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. Pit Gates open at 1:00 PM, Front Gates 3:30, and Time Trials at 5:30 with racing beginning at 6:00. For more information and updates log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or check out the official Facebook page.

Race Results Interstate Sprint Car Series #11 Saturday, August 31st, 2019 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

Quick Qualifiers: Tanner Holmes (1), Emily Williams (2), Ricky Ashley (3), T.J. Winningham (4) Heat Race Winners: Tanner Holmes (1), Johnny Burke (2), Kinzer Cox (3), Ian Bandey (4)

B-Feature: 1. Nickye Mendenhall; 2. T.J. Winningham; 3. Steven Snawder; 4. Scott Fox; 5. Don Waddell; 6. Heath Shelton; 7. Morgan Burks; 8. David Marble; 9. Tyler Driever; 10. Ricky Ashley; 11. Justin Tracy; 12. Tyrell Mead

A-Feature: 1. Bailey Hibbard; 2. Shane Forte; 3. Tanner Holmes; 4. Kinzer Cox; 5. Dave Hibbard; 6. Raquel Ivie; 7. Johnny Burke; 8. Tyler Thompson; 9. Brett McGhie; 10. Brody Sim; 11. Emily Williams; 12. Scott Fox; 13. Nickye Mendenhall; 14. Melissa Solesbee; 15. Anthony Pope; 16. Kyler Barraza; 17. Ian Bandey; 18. Steven Snawder; 19. T.J. Winningham; 20. Vern Scevers

 

ZACH MORROW WINS A THRILLER AT LERNERVILLE DENYING JEREMY WEAVER OF HIS 1ST CAREER SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CAR WIN; OVER $12,000 OF PRODUCT DISTRIBUTED FOR 2ND ANNUAL "MANUFACTURERS NIGHT" PRESENTED BY MSD
August 31, 2019
(By Mike Leone)

 

(Sarver, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance made their second appearance of the season at Lernerville Speedway on Saturday night as part of the second annual "Sprint Spectacular". The Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series event attracted a record 21 cars for "Manufactures Night" presented by MSD Performance. Year two saw more than $12,000 of valuable and useful product being distributed topping last year's event as each driver left with at least one product package valued at $375. Brandon Blackshear was the grand prize winner of the brake calipers and brake fluid from TBM Brakes valued at $845!

One week after a race-long side-by-side duel for the lead between Andy Feil and Brian Ruhlman at Sharon Speedway that saw Feil make a last lap pass for his first career RUSH win, Saturday's feature at Lernerville may have even been better! Zach Morrow and Jeremy Weaver traded the lead several times officially at the start-finish line and even more times unofficially throughout the event including the last lap when Morrow was able to withstand a turn two slide job and a big run off turn four by Weaver to capture the 20-lap victory. For Morrow, it was his second win of the season in Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series action and fourth of his career.

"That was a lot of fun," expressed the 29-year-old Gibsonia, Pa. racer, who also won a $300 Benic Enterprises gift certificate and a complete front and rear bumper package from Intense Fab & Design. "I'm not good when I get passed so when that yellow came out I sat up in the seat and was determined to get the lead back. That slide job Jeremy did was impressive, but I was able to cross back under him. It's good to win on Manufacturers Night and I have to thank everyone involved with that. I have a lot of family and friends here so it's always nice to win close to home at Lernerville."

Weaver and Morrow led the field to green with Weaver leading the opening lap, but Morrow hit the top just right off turn two to grab the lead on the second circuit, while defending champion Chad Ruhlman took third from Brandon Hawkins. Weaver would keep Morrow in his sights as the laps ticked off caution-free and began to close in at the halfway point. Weaver regained the lead with a slide job in turn two on lap 12 with lapped traffic ahead; meanwhile, Brian Woodhall took over third from Ruhlman on lap 13.

Weaver did a great job maneuvering traffic and appeared as if the former RUSH Sportsman Modified winner and "Futures Cup" champion was headed for his first career Sprint win until a caution for a slowing Nolan Groves with five to go brought action to a halt. When racing resumed on lap 16, Weaver, Morrow, and Woodhall quickly distanced themselves from the pack and put on a great battle for the win over the final five circuits. The trio were three-wide racing off turn two on lap 17 with Morrow on top, Weaver in the middle, and Woodhall on the bottom. Weaver was still able to lead the lap, but on lap 18, Morrow hit the top just right and powered to the lead.

On the final lap, Weaver drove in hard on the bottom of turn one and put a big slider on Morrow taking his line away off the top of turn two; however, Morrow crossed back under and the two were side-by-side to the finish. Weaver tried a big run off the top of turn four, but ran out of room as Morrow's Alternative Power Sources/Generational Dental/ConsumerLaw365.com/Wood's Rod & Customs/FK Rod Ends/Precise Racing Products-sponsored #27 captured his third career Lernerville win by 0.308 of a second!

Weaver settled for his second runner-up finish at Lernerville in as many starts in the Cal Hull-owned #41, and also won a drum of RUSH Methanol, two Sunoco 5-Gallon Race Jugs, and a $100 Ultra-Shield Gift Certificate. Woodhall, who continues to lead the $5,000 to-win Bonnell's Weekly Series points, was a very close third and won a complete set of 4130 black FK Rod Ends and three bottles of TBM Brake Fluid valued at $540. Hawkins and ninth starting Arnie Kent got by Ruhlman late to take fourth and fifth respectively.

Chad Ruhlman dropped to sixth, but was one of three lucky racers to win multiple prizes as he took home $675 in product. Feil and Shawn Smith were seventh and eighth. Dave Hawkins was ninth and won the second biggest prize of the night- the Yamaha Power Washer from Alternative Power Sources valued at $790. Brad Blackshear completed the top 10. Dave Hawkins, Morrow, and Weaver won the heat races over the 21-car field.

"We have to thank the 20 companies that contributed to Manufacturers Night," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "These companies allowed us to grow the night for year two, and just as all of our other divisions' Manufacturers Nights do expect continued growth in the future. Thank you also to Lernerville for hosting the night. Lernerville was key last year in giving the RUSH Sprints a home base to help us grow the division so it was fitting that this was a record car count topping the 20-count that had been hit several times this year."

The following companies contributed to "Manufacturers Night": Allegheny Tool & Supply, Alternative Power Sources, Benic Enterprises, Bilstein Shocks, FK Rod Ends, Frankland Racing Supply, Holley Performance Products, Hoosier Tire, Insinger Performance, Intense Fab & Design, Jones Racing Products, MSD Performance, Precise Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Schoenfeld Headers, TBM Brakes, Trailer-Alarms.com, Triple X Race Components, Ultra-Shield Race Products, and Wehrs Machine & Racing Products.

The RUSH Sprint Cars will be at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway next Saturday night (September 7) followed by the second annual "Empire State Classic", which has been expanded to three days this year including the inaugural appearance at Ransomville (NY) Speedway on Friday, September 13 followed by back-to-back events at Genesee Speedway in Batavia, NY on Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15. All three Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series special events will pay $800 to-win, $160 to-start. Stay tuned for details on additional bonus monies.

Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Cars Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Race #13 (20 laps): 1. ZACH MORROW (27) 2. Jeremy Weaver (Hull 41) 3. Brian Woodhall (8B) 4. Brandon Hawkins (27H) 5. Arnie Kent (18) 6. Chad Ruhlman (87R) 7. Andy Feil (Mahoney/Eckart 9J) 8. Shawn Smith (36) 9. Dave Hawkins (27) 10. Brad Blackshear (19) 11. Scott Hawkins (37) 12. Nolan Groves (25) 13. Kevin Ruhlman (23) 14. Steve Pedley (21) 15. Brian Hartzell (69) 16. Brad Church (40) 17. Bruce Powell (35) 18. Greg Beach (Clever 33x) 19. Ryan Fraley (12) 20. Brandon Blackshear (10)-DNS 21. Matt Sherlock (55)-DNS.

2nd Annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance Product Winners List:
1. TBM Brakes- 1 F1 Left Front Caliper and 1 F4 Rear Inboard Caliper/3 Bottles TBM Brake Fluid ($845) (Brandon Blackshear)
2. Alternative Power Sources- 1 Yamaha PW3028 Power Washer ($790) (Dave Hawkins)
3. Holley- 1 4150HP 750 CFM Methanol Carburetor ($765) (Brian Hartzell)
4. Holley- 1 4150HP 750 CFM Methanol Carburetor ($765) (Bruce Powell)
5. Trailer-Alarms.com- 1 PTS 2 Trailer Alarm System & Hasp Plus Trailer Lock ($685) (Ryan Fraley)
6. FK Rod Ends/TBM- One Complete Set of 4130 Black FK Rod Ends/3 Bottles TBM Brake Fluid ($540) (Brian Woodhall)
7. FK Rod Ends/TBM- One Complete Set of 4130 Black FK Rod Ends/3 Bottles TBM Brake Fluid ($540) (Arnie Kent)
8. FK Rod Ends/TBM- One Complete Set of 4130 Black FK Rod Ends/3 Bottles TBM Brake Fluid ($540) (Scott Hawkins)
9. Wehrs Machine/MSD- $300 Wehrs Gift Certificate/MSD CT 8727 Ignition Box ($483) (Greg Beach)
10. Wehrs Machine/MSD- $300 Wehrs Gift Certificate/MSD CT 8727 Ignition Box ($483) (Brandon Hawkins)
11. Bilstein/Precise Racing Products/Allegheny Tool & Supply- 2 RUSH Bilstein Sprint Shocks/$100 Precise Gift Card/1 Sprint Car Bolt Kit ($480) (Kevin Ruhlman)
12. Hoosier Tire/Racing Electronics- 2 RUSH Sprint Car Tires/1 Switch Receiver ($458) (Nolan Groves)
13. Hoosier Tire/Racing Electronics- 2 RUSH Sprint Car Tires/1 Switch Receiver ($458) (Brad Blackshear)
14. Jones Racing Products/Allegheny Tool & Supply- 1 Crate Radius Tooth Water Pump Belt Drive System/1 Sprint Car Bolt Kit ($458) (Matt Sherlock)
15. Benic Enterprises/Intense Fab & Design- $300 Benic Gift Certificate/Complete Front & Rear Bumper Package ($440) (Zach Morrow)
16. Triple X Race Components/Intense Fab & Design- $300 Triple X Gift Certificate (Redeemable at Precise)/Complete Front & Rear Bumper Package ($440) (Steve Pedley)
17. Schoenfeld Headers/Racing Electronics- 1 Complete Set Headers, Part #1022LCM2/1 Switch Receiver ($425) (Brad Church)
18. Frankland Racing Supply/Precise Racing Products- $300 Frankland Gift Certificate For Parts or Service/$100 Precise Gift Card ($400) (Andy Feil)
19. Frankland Racing Supply/Precise Racing Products- $300 Frankland Gift Certificate For Parts or Service/$100 Precise Gift Card ($400) (Zach Morrow)
20. Insinger Performance/Precise /Ultra Shield- 1 Drum of RUSH Methanol/2 Sunoco Fuel Jugs/$100 Ultra Shield Gift Certificate ($375) (Chad Ruhlman)
21. Insinger Performance/Precise /Ultra Shield- 1 Drum of RUSH Methanol/2 Sunoco Fuel Jugs/$100 Ultra Shield Gift Certificate ($375) (Jeremy Weaver)
22. Insinger Performance/Precise /Ultra Shield- 1 Drum of RUSH Methanol/2 Sunoco Fuel Jugs/$100 Ultra Shield Gift Certificate ($375) (Brad Blackshear)
23. Insinger Performance/Precise /Ultra Shield- 1 Drum of RUSH Methanol/2 Sunoco Fuel Jugs/$100 Ultra Shield Gift Certificate ($375) (Shawn Smith)
24. Precise Racing Products/Allegheny Tool & Supply- $200 Gift Certificate/1 Sprint Car Bolt Kit ($300) (Chad Ruhlman)

 

 

Stewart smokes IRA field at Plymouth Dirt Track

McMullen storms to first PDTR 360 A-main triumph of 2019

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 31, 2019 – After coming up just short at The Plymouth Dirt Track on three occasions last year, retired three-time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart of Columbus, Ind. broke into the winners circle by edging eight-time series champion Bill Balog of Hartland in the 30-lap Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association A main during the Sheboygan County Fair in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 31.

In the companion 25-lap Richard’s of Dunbar Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car A main, 2017 track champion Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh claimed his first main event victory of the 2019 season, after vaulting from third to first following a late-rate caution with just four laps remaining.

With a capacity crowd packing the stands on the third day of the 2019 Sheboygan County Fair, the 30-lap IRA A main got off to a rough start when Sheboygan’s Scotty Thiel flipped in turn two of the opening lap, while collecting two-time IRA champion Scotty Neizel of Beaver Dam. Thiel was done for the night, but Neitzel returned at the rear of the field after a trip to the work area.

After a complete restart, Tony Stewart jumped out to the lead in turn two of the opening lap from his outside front row starting spot with fourth starter Joey Moughan of Springfield, Illinois moving into second and polesitter Dave Uttech of Kenosha seizing third.

On lap three, Bill Balog, who started seventh, pulled off a slide job in turn two to take third from Uttech, while Stewart had built up a half-straightaway cushion over Moughan at the front of the field by lap 4.

One lap later, the second caution flag was displayed when Steve Meyer of Sheboygan Falls spun in turn one. On the restart, Balog executive another slide job to take over second in turn two on lap 5 and quickly set is sights on Stewart.

Stewart moved into heavy lapped traffic on lap 8, which allowed Balog to cut the gap dramatically. Over the next eight laps, Stewart and Balog weaved their way skillfully through thick lapped traffic before Balog made a bid for the lead on lap 17, which Stewart successfully held off.

Three laps later, Balog attempted to pull off a slide job for the lead in turn four, but the attempt fell short as Stewart used the high groove to power away from the current IRA point leader.

On lap 22, Joey Moughan looped his machine, which brought out the third and final caution flag of the event. Following the restart, Balog made another big run at Stewart. However, Stewart again held off the hard-charging Balog, who had defeated Stewart on the final lap on two different occasions at Plymouth last September, including an IRA event held on Sept. 1, 2018 during the Sheboygan County Fair.

After notching three consecutive second-place finishes in IRA action at The Plymouth Dirt Track last year, Stewart broke through to earn his ninth overall A-main victory of the 2019 season and second career IRA main event triumph, both of which have come at The Plymouth Dirt Track.

Balog had to settle for second, 2016 IRA champion Jeremy Schultz of Beaver Dam finished third after starting third, Uttech held on to place fourth, which was his first IRA top-five A-main showing of the 2019 season, and 11th starter Mike Reinke of Howards Grove rounded out the top five.

Considering his string of second-place showings at Plymouth last September and after spinning out while leading an IRA event on Friday night at the Wilmot Raceway, Stewart was overjoyed with the win in victory lane.

“I love coming to this track,” Stewart said. “I’m glad I didn’t screw this one up like I did last night at Wilmot. This place is really cool. The fans are just great. I love it here.”

It was Stewart’s first A-main victory since recently switching to a Ford engine package.

“This is the eighth night we have run the Ford powerplant and the first victory we’ve had with it under the hood,” Stewart said. “Every time we hit the track we’ve been trying some different combinations with the engine and the car. I have to hand it to my crew – Ricky Warner, Jimmy Carr and Ayrton Olsen, for everything they’ve done to make this car so good. This win means the world to me. It’s great to get a win at this track and for it to be the first one using Ford power.”

After an uncharacteristic string of on-track incidents have plagued his efforts in the last three IRA events, Balog was pleased with the second-place performance.

“We were pretty good all night,” Balog said. “I got next to Tony a couple of times, but just couldn’t quite pull it off. It was good to finally get a good finish tonight after what’s been happening lately. We needed it.”

Schultz, who won an IRA event at Wilmot Raceway the night before, was happy with his podium finish.

“We were hanging right with the leaders at the end, which was a positive for us,” Schultz said. “Overall, it was a good night for our team.”

Polesitter Kevin Karnitz jumped out to the lead on the opening circuit of the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main with third starter Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum following into second. On lap 5, sixth starter Jim Melis of Glenbeulah used the high groove to move in to challenge the low-riding Wenninger for second.

By lap 8, Karnitz had built up a half-straightaway cushion over Wenninger. However, on the next lap, Melis finally surged ahead of Wenninger into second. Two laps later, Wenninger got a big run off the inside lane to regain the runner-up spot and close in on Karnitz.

As Karnitz began to negotiate slower traffic on lap 15, Wenninger moved in to close the gap on the leader. Wenninger attempted to wrestle the lead away from Karnitz by moving up to the high groove on lap 16.

However, heavy lapped traffic impeded Wenninger’s progress as 2011 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Ben Schmidt of Howards Grove, who started fifth, bolted in to take second from Wenninger along the high groove on lap 20 while three-time Midwest Sprint Car Association champion Brandon McMullen, who started eighth, followed into third on lap 21.

Schmidt appeared poised to launch himself into the lead along the high line on lap 22 before the lone caution of the race appeared on the same lap for Chris Clayton of Waldo, who spun in turn four.

On the restart, McMullen got a huge run along the high groove to vault past Schmidt into second and challenge Karnitz for the top spot on lap 23. One lap later, McMullen powered into the lead along the high groove entering turn three and held off Karnitz, who stayed in close quarters over the final circuit, to secure his 16th career PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory and 22nd career Midwest Sprint Car Association main event triumph.

Karnitz placed second, Schmidt wound up third, Wenninger placed fourth and Melis rounded out the top five.

Danny Schlafer of Sussex won the IRA B main behind the wheel of the Darrell Dodd-owned No. 11 car.

Tony Wondra won the first PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main and Tyler Davis of South Milwaukee earned the victory in the second PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main.

Bill Balog was the top IRA qualifier with a time of 11.601 on the third-mile clay oval.

The event drew a total of 60 Winged Sprint Cars, including 26 IRA 410 Sprint Cars and 34 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars.

JDL Automotive was the evening’s trophy sponsor and Professional Plating added extra purse money to the top three finishers in both the IRA 410 Sprint Car and PDTR 360 Sprint Car A mains.

The next race at The Plymouth Dirt Track will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14 featuring the Dirt Kings Late Model Tour, along with the PDTR 360 Sprints and the final points night of the 2019 season for the PDTR Grand National and B Mod divisions. Hot laps will start at 5:30 p.m. with racing beginning at 6 p.m.

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

RICHARD’S OF DUNBAR 360 SPRINT CAR Date of Race: August 31, 2019 HEAT 1 1, Will Gerrits 2, Paul Pokorski 3, Kurt Davis, 4, Jeremy Schultz 5, Scott Conger 6, Anthony Knierim 7, Sean Rayhall 8, Doug Wondra 9, Trevor Andrusko. HEAT 2 1, Shane Wenninger 2, Brandon McMullen 3, Tyler Brabant 4, Travis Arenz 5, Jack Vanderboom 6, Tim Haddy 7, Mike Decker 8, Preston Ruh. HEAT 3 1, Jim Melis 2, Chris Clayton 3, Justin Miller 4, Brandon Berth 5, Tony Wondra 6, Tyler Tischendorf 7, Al Schlafer 8, Blake Wondra. HEAT 4 1, Kevin Karnitz 2, Ben Schmidt 3, Bill Taylor 4, Tyler Davis 5, Adam Miller 6, Josh Teunissen 7, Chris Larson 8, Mike Yurmanovich. B MAIN 1 1, Tony Wondra 2, Jack Vanderboom 3, Bill Taylor 4, Tyler Tischendorf 5, Josh Teunissen 6, Mike Decker 7, Doug Wondra 8, Trevor Andrusko 9, Mike Yurmanovich (DNS). B MAIN 2 1, Tyler Davis 2, Tim Haddy 3, Anthony Knierim 4, Al Schlafer 5, Preston Ruh 6, Blake Wondra 7, Chris Larson 8, Sean Rayhall. A MAIN 1, Brandon McMullen 2, Kevin Karnitz 3, Ben Schmidt 4, Shane Wenninger 5, Jim Melis 6, Kurt Davis 7, Tyler Brabant 8, Travis Arenz 9, Adam Miller 10, Will Gerrits 11, Tony Wondra 12, Paul Pokorski 13, Jack Vanderboom 14, Tyler Davis 15, Anthony Knierim 16, Brandon Berth 17, Scott Conger 18, Chris Clayton 19, Tim Haddy 20, Jeremy Schultz 21, Justin Miller 22, Bill Taylor.

BUMPER TO BUMPER INTERSTATE RACING ASSOCIATION HEAT 1 1, Dave Uttech 2, Bill Balog 3, Jordan Goldesberry 4, Joey Moughan 5, Jereme Schroeder 6, Hunter Custer 7, Nick Matuszewski 8, Sean Rayhall 9, Bryce Schmitt. HEAT 2 1, Jeremy Schultz 2, Tony Stewart 3, Jake Blackhurst 4, Ben Schmidt 5, Wayne Modjeski 6, Josh Walter 7, John Fahl 8, Brian Strane 9, Keith Fellner. HEAT 3 1, Scott Neitzel 2, Mike Reinke 3, Scotty Thiel 4, Russel Borland 5, Steve Meyer 6, Kris Spitz 7, Danny Schlafer 8, Matt Wiese. B MAIN 1, Danny Schlafer 2, Sean Rayhall 3, John Fahl 4, Brian Strane 5, Bryce Schmitt 6, Keith Fellner 7, Nick Matuszewski 8, Matt Wiese. A MAIN 1, Tony Stewart 2, Bill Balog 3, Jeremy Schultz 4, Dave Uttech 5, Mike Reinke 6, Jake Blackhurst 7, Russel Borland 8, Jordan Goldesberry 9, Joey Moughan 10, Ben Schmidt 11, Wayne Modjeski 12, Kris Spitz 13, Scotty Neitzel 14, Josh Walter 15, Steve Meyer 16, Danny Schlafer 17, John Fahl 18, Hunter Custer 19, Sean Rayhall 20, Bryce Schmitt 21, Brian Strane 22, Keith Fellner 23, Jeremy Schroeder 24, Scotty Thiel. Qualifying 1, Bill Balog 11.601; 2, Jake Blackhurst 11.658; 3, Scotty Thiel 11.723; 4, Joey Moughan 11.765; 5, Tony Stewart 11.769; 6, Steve Meyer 11.775; 7, Jordan Goldesberry 11.802; 8, Ben Schmidt 11.859; 9, Mike Reinke 11.892; 10, Dave Uttech 11.896; 11, Jeremy Schultz 11.915; 12, Scotty Neitzel 11.962; 13, Jereme Schroeder 11.975; 14, Josh Walter 12.041; 15, Danny Schlafer 12.156; 16, Hunter Custer 12.177; 17, Wayne Modjeski 12.185; 18, Kris Spitz 12.194; 19, Sean Rayhall 12.373; 20, John Fahl 12.430; 21, Russel Borland 12.449; 22, Nick Matuszewski 12.450; 23, Brian Strane 12.469; 24, Matt Wiese 12.507; 25, Bryce Schmitt 12.736; 26, Keith Fellner 12.838.

 

 

Jonathan Preston Sweeps Double Features at Brewerton Speedway with Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

By MIKE MALLETT

BREWERTON, NY– Jonathan Preston broke out the broom on Friday night at the Brewerton Speedway.

Preston set fast time in timed warm-ups, won his heat race then went on to win back-to-back 25-lap A-Main events presented by E & V Energy, NAPA Auto Parts and Mach1 Chassis. The Romulus, N.Y., driver took home over $4,000 while claiming his fourth and fifth career Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint victories.

“I don’t know what to say,” stated Preston after winning the second feature. “This car is on rails. The track is beautiful. It was my night. This is my little engine, my older car, but it seems to be old faithful.”

Preston started on the outside of the front row for the first 25-lap feature event. Preston won the race off of turn four at the green with Billy VanInwegen falling in line quickly behind him.

Preston had the lead on lap two when Kyle Moffitt flipped in turn one. Moffitt went end over end bringing out the red flag. Thankfully he was okay after the crash.

The ensuing double-file restart gave VanInwegen a shot at Preston again, but like the initial start, it was Preston powering out in front. He got to the cushion and pulled away as VanInwegen searched for something more. Eventually he also made his way to the top of the speedway.

Another red came on lap 12 just as Preston had caught traffic. Denny Peebles hit the wall and came to a stop on the front stretch. Flames erupted from his car. They were extinguished quickly with Peebles walking away uninjured in the incident.

One last double-file restart put Preston and VanInwegen side-by-side again. Preston maintained his perfection on restarts keeping everyone under control at the green.

Preston’s second foray into traffic came on lap 18. This time the traffic was a struggle for Preston. Several were running the same lane as him on the top-side of the speedway. Preston tried to battle his way through, but he was slowed enough that VanInwegen got to his bumper.

The final three laps of the race were a dogfight in traffic between Preston and VanInwegen. VanInwegen tried and tried to make the bottom lane go. It just didn’t have enough grip. He pulled even off of turn two on the final lap. Preston went to the top in turns three and four. The momentum gained was enough to propel him to the win.

“They were top and bottom,” mentioned Preston of traffic. “I was faster on the top. I sailed it in there a couple times, but it’s so hard to get a run.”

VanInwegen came up a half a car-length short of claiming victory. It was his best run at the Brewerton Speedway to date as he had to settle for second.

“I hate to give one way from the pole like that, but man he was dominant,” cited VanInwegen. “I got the wing back under that last caution. We got to him in lapped traffic. I gave him everything I had. I just couldn’t stick the bottom enough to pull it off.”

Danny Varin overcame several challenges to get a podium effort. Varin not only battled handling problems, he was also in a fight for much of the race with Jason Barney, Larry Wight and Davie Franek. He outlasted all of them to get third.

“The podiums are nice,” said Varin. “They pay the bills and keep us going. The car was no good tonight. We got some work to do. We’ve been working on it. We’ve been trying to figure something out, but right now I can’t stand this race car.”

Barney came from the 12th position to finish in fourth with Franek hanging on at the checkered to finish in fifth.

In the second 25-lap A-Main Jeff Cook jumped out to the lead on Sammy Reakes IV from his outside pole starting spot. On lap two the pair were joined by Paulie Colagiovanni with a three-wide battle for the lead developing. They remained together several laps before Cook maintained the edge.

Josh Pieniazek slowed on lap five to bring out the yellow. When action resumed another yellow was necessary as Barney clipped a tire on the bottom of the track sending him up the race track into Shawn Donath. They both got into the outside wall off of turn four. Tommy Wickham was also involved.

Cook benefitted from the single-file restart to keep the lead of the race. While he was motoring out in front, Preston was making his way to the forward after starting sixth. On lap 11 he broke into the top three, a lap later he was running second behind Cook.

Preston stalked Cook for three laps before finally making his move. Preston went low in turns one and two to pull even with Cook off the corner as they raced onto the backstretch. He completed the pass through turns three and four to take the lead on lap 15 after the pair exchanged slide-jobs.

“That was a riot,” stated Preston about the battle with Cook. “I wouldn’t want to race against anyone else. They are all great guys, Cook and them. I kind of feel bad, I know it’s been a while for him, but what are you going to do.”

Preston opened up the advantage on the field from this point. Cook had another challenger emerge in Matt Tanner. Tanner, who started 11th, found some moisture off the extreme bottom of turns one and two allowing him to go by Cook for second on lap 17.

Tanner searched over the final eight laps looking for something to get to Preston to no avail. At the checkered flag it was Preston claiming the clean sweep of the night.

After not finishing in the top five in the first main, Tanner was pleased with his efforts in the second race as he finished in second. He also made up ground on those in front of him in the point standings.

“At the beginning everyone moved up immediately based on the first race,” mentioned Tanner. “That left the bottom open. It started to wear out late. You had to get up there in the middle to make speed and that’s where Jonathan was. Those guys had a hell of a night. I guess it’s not too bad finishing second to the guy that won two in one night.”

Cook was disappointed with his third-place finish. The team is getting closer and closer to getting that first win of 2019.

“It’s not where we wanted to be,” commented Cook. “I was hoping we were going to close this thing out. She started getting loose in the end. The top was just too far out. I already had the wing in the trunk so there wasn’t much I could do. I was just a sitting duck on the top.”

Hebing finished in the fourth spot with Pieniazek rallying from his early race troubles to complete the top five.

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main #1 Brewerton – Jonathan Preston ($2,110), Billy VanInwegen ($1,060), Danny Varin ($910), Jason Barney ($680), Davie Franek ($530), Larry Wight ($520), Chuck Hebing ($530), Sam Reakes IV ($420), Josh Pieniazek ($410), Ryan Harrison ($400), Matt Tanner ($435), Tommy Wickham ($320), Jeff Cook ($300), Brett Wright ($500), Paulie Colagiovanni ($325), Ryan Coniam ($300), Emily VanInwegen ($300), Josh Azzi ($350), Kelly Hebing ($350), Alex Bergeron ($300), Tyler Cartier ($300), Shawn Donath ($325), Denny Peebles ($325), Kyle Moffit ($325).

Did Not Qualify – Richardson

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Preston, Varin, Wight $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Reston, Varin, Wight $25

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Halfway – Preston $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – VanInwegen $50

Fondations 55 Hard Charger – Barney (6 Pos), $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Azzi $50

87 Speed/Cobra Coaches Dash – C. Hebing ($100), Tanner ($75), K. Hebing ($50), Peebles ($25), Donath ($25), Moffit ($25)

Ground Control Last Car Lead Lap – Colagiovanni $25

Ground Control 11th Place Finisher - Tanner $25

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

Hoosier Tire – Wright $200

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main #2 Brewerton – Jonathan Preston ($2,000), Tanner ($1,000), Cook ($800), C. Hebing ($630), Pieniazek ($530), Reakes IV ($470), Peebles ($430), K. Hebing ($420), Cartier ($410), C. Hebing ($400), Colagiovanni ($360), Barney ($320), Donath ($300), Holcomb ($300), Axton ($300), Flint ($300), Richardson ($300)

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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

Instagram: empiresupersprints

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, E3 Spark Plugs, Ground Control Lawn and Snow, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway/Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Pinnacle Employee Services, AroundTown Plumbing & Heating, Engler Machine and Tool, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 Racegear, Winters Performance, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Ford/Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

T-MEZ TOWERS ON NIGHT ONE AT LAKE OZARK

ELDON, MO. (August 31, 2019) - Capitalizing on Cannon McIntosh's late-race misfortune, Thomas Meseraull of San Jose, Calif. assumed the race lead with five laps remaining on Saturday night at Lake Ozark Speedway and held on for his fourth-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory.

With 24 cars in attendance for the POWRi National / West Midget show, a trio of heat races were presented to the enticed Labor Day weekend crowd. Meseraull topped the opening Auto Meter heat race and rocketed to second in points, while Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill. won KSE Racing Products heat two from fifth to earn PAC Racing Springs High Point Man honors, who was followed by Chance Morton claiming the third Advanced Racing Suspensions heat.

As Daum and Meseraull brought the 24-car field to life in the main event, it was T-Mez powering his Matt Estep owned, Envirofab, Spike/Toyota No. 7X to the point. Commanding the opening six laps, Meseraull was quickly chased by fourth-starter Cannon McIntosh, who maneuvered by Daum and set his sights on the race lead.

Taking the top spot on lap seven, McIntosh wheeled his Dave Mac Motorsports, Drive WFX, Spike/Toyota No. 08 to the front and looked to cash in for his first-career POWRi National Midget triumph.

Driving away and holding a tight grasp on P1, it looked as if McIntosh was finally due to break his spell of bad luck and strike gold with that elusive victory. However, heartbreak soon ensued, as mechanical issues on lap 25 saw the Bixby, Okla. 16-year old retire from the lead in devastating fashion.

Assuming the lead in the midst of McIntosh's woes, Meseraull was back at the point and had only five laps separating himself from the checkered flag. The San Jose, Calif. native survived the final restart with ease and ran away to score his fourth-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League win.

Rounding out the top five behind Meseraull was Zach Daum in second, Jesse Colwell in third, Tucker Klaasmeyer in fourth and Michael Pickens in fifth. Closing out the top ten was Holley Hollan in sixth, Tyler Thomas in seventh, Trey Marcham in eighth, Jesse Love in ninth, Hank Davis in tenth.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will be right back at it tomorrow night Sunday, September 1 with another appearance at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. alongside POWRi West.

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

Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 7X-Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA (4); 2. 67-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (6); 3. 42-Hank Davis, Sand Springs, OK (2); 4. 3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (7); 5. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (1); 6. 20G-Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (5); 7. 91T-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK (3); 8. 97-Maria Cofer, Macdoel, CA (8).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (5); 2. 1NZ-Michael Pickens, Auckland, NZ (4); 3. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (8); 4. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (7); 5. 32-Trey Marcham, Oklahoma City, OK (6); 6. 8M-Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (1); 7. 2H-Jordan Howell, Columbia, MO (2); 8. 71K-Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (3).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps):
1. 7M-Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (2); 2. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (6); 3. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (7); 4. 21KS-C.J. Leary, Greenfield, IN (1); 5. 44S-Andrew Felker, Carl Junction, MO (4); 6. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (5); 7. 00-Luke Howard, Overland Park, KS (8); 8. 321-Chad Winfrey, Gladstone, MO (3).

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 7X-Thomas Meseraull (2); 2. 5D-Zach Daum (1); 3. 71-Jesse Colwell (6); 4. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (10); 5. 1NZ-Michael Pickens (8); 6. 67-Holley Hollan (3); 7. 91T-Tyler Thomas (20); 8. 32-Trey Marcham (12); 9. 97K-Jesse Love (5); 10. 42-Hank Davis (11); 11. 9-Daison Pursley (17); 12. 20G-Noah Gass (16); 13. 97-Maria Cofer (21); 14. 2H-Jordan Howell (22); 15. 08-Cannon McIntosh (4); 16. 7M-Chance Morton (7); 17. 44S-Andrew Felker (14); 18. 8M-Kade Morton (19); 19. 00-Luke Howard (18); 20. 21KS-C.J. Leary (13); 21. 3N-Jake Neuman (9); 22. 28-Ace McCarthy (15); 23. 71K-Tanner Carrick (23); 24. 3321-Chad Winfrey (24).
Lap Leader(s): Meseraull 1-6, McIntosh 7-25; Meseraull 26-30.
Hard Charger(s): Thomas +13.

 

 

Kennedy and Mueller Earn First Wins of Season at Jackson Motorplex During Big Country 107.7 Night of DeKalb/Asgrow 360 Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Aug. 31, 2019) - Thomas Kennedy and Mike Mueller were triumphant on Saturday at Jackson Motorplex, which hosted Big Country 107.7 Night for the DeKalb/Asgrow 360 Nationals presented by Kuhlman Lake Service & Welding, Inc. and Tweeter Contracting.

Kennedy was one of three different leaders during the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars 25-lap A Main, which served as the Paul 'Too Tall' Jerousek Memorial. Justin Henderson led the first 10 laps before Kennedy took over the top spot in traffic. A restart on Lap 18 allowed Matt Juhl to close to Kennedy's rear bumper and he took advantage.

A lap later Juhl slid Kennedy for the lead in turns one and two. Kennedy regained the top spot down the backstretch before Juhl drove around Kennedy for the lead through the middle of turns three and four. Both drivers smacked the backstretch wall off turn two on the ensuing lap and Juhl slowed in turns three and four.

Kennedy checked up as Josh Baughman, who won the opening night feature on Friday, dove into the corner and made contact with Juhl. Kennedy was able to avoid contact and he took over the lead as Juhl spun during the incident with six laps remaining.

Kennedy survived the ensuing restart as well as a restart with three laps remaining to win the feature by 1.538 seconds over Baughman.

"I know (Baughman) is really fast," Kennedy said during a Victory Lane interview following his first win of the season at Jackson Motorplex. "To get the win on the second night means a lot to us as a team."

Track points leader Lee Grosz rounded out the podium with Jack Dover advancing to a fourth-place finish and Dusty Zomer ended fifth.

Grosz set quick time during qualifying out of the 47 drivers competing in the division. Dover, James Broty, Lee Goos Jr., Zomer and Wayne Johnson were the heat race winners. Monty Ferriera claimed the C Main and Eric Lutz won the B Main.

Mueller advanced from fourth to earn his first National Sprint League Mastell Brothers Touring Series non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc victory of the season at the track. Johnny Parsons III placed second and moved within one point of the lead in the track's championship standings. Eric Schulz maneuvered from 11th to third with Cam Schafer, who won on Friday, placing fourth. Brad Peterson was fifth.

Alex Schriever set quick time during qualifying before Jeremy Kerzman, Peterson and Schulz each picked up a heat race win.

The event concludes on Sunday during Sea Foam Products Night. The pits open at 3 p.m. with racing scheduled for 7 p.m. The main gates open at 4 p.m.

Adult tickets are $25 and student tickets for ages 13-years-old to 18-years-old are $12. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get in free.

IMCA vintage cars will also be in action.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (Aug. 31, 2019) -

MIDWEST POWER SERIES/MSTS 360 SPRINT CARS

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (2); 2. 17-Josh Baughman (5); 3. 4J-Lee Grosz (6); 4. 81-Jack Dover (9); 5. 5Z-Dusty Zomer (3); 6. 44X-Trey Starks (12); 7. 14X-Brooke Tatnell (7); 8. 83X-Justin Henderson (1); 9. 2C-Wayne Johnson (8); 10. 56N-Davey Heskin (22); 11. 44-Chris Martin (11); 12. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips (10); 13. 17B-Ryan Bickett (16); 14. 35-Skylar Prochaska (23); 15. 40-Clint Garner (24); 16. 14-Jody Rosenboom (18); 17. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (19); 18. 5-Eric Lutz (21); 19. 33-James Broty (17); 20. 17X-Lee Goos Jr (14); 21. 23W-Scott Winters (15); 22. 2-Derrik Lusk (20); 23. 09-Matt Juhl (4); 24. 5T-Mark Toews (13).

B Feature (15 Laps): 1. 5-Eric Lutz (1); 2. 56N-Davey Heskin (3); 3. 35-Skylar Prochaska (6); 4. 40-Clint Garner (2); 5. 27-Carson McCarl (12); 6. 3P-Sawyer Phillips (14); 7. 50-Chase Viebrock (18); 8. 4-Cody Hansen (15); 9. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (8); 10. 0J-Jeremy McCune (13); 11. 2H-Bill Boles (9); 12. 13JM-Jordan Martens (5); 13. 5M-Troy Manteufel (11); 14. B29-Adam Mason (10); 15. (DNF) 03X-Shayle Bade (4); 16. (DNF) 75B-Tommy Barber (7); 17. (DNF) 29-Brandon Stevenson (17); 18. (DNF) 45-Monty Ferriera (16).

C Feature (12 Laps): 1. 45-Monty Ferriera (2); 2. 29-Brandon Stevenson (1); 3. 50-Chase Viebrock (4); 4. 10-Trevor Serbus (8); 5. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson (5); 6. 37-Sye Anderson (9); 7. 33B-Scott Broty (11); 8. 03-Jamey Ogston (10); 9. 88-Travis Reber (6); 10. 86-Donovan Peterson (3); 11. 11-Mindy McCune (7); (DNS) 91A-Reed Allex.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover (4); 2. 4J-Lee Grosz (6); 3. 83X-Justin Henderson (5); 4. 17B-Ryan Bickett (1); 5. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (2); 6. 13JM-Jordan Martens (3); 7. 0J-Jeremy McCune (8); 8. 29-Brandon Stevenson (7); 9. 88-Travis Reber (9); 10. 33B-Scott Broty (10).

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 33-James Broty (1); 2. 44X-Trey Starks (3); 3. 17-Josh Baughman (6); 4. 14X-Brooke Tatnell (5); 5. 27-Carson McCarl (7); 6. 2H-Bill Boles (2); 7. 56N-Davey Heskin (4); 8. 50-Chase Viebrock (8); 9. 11-Mindy McCune (9); (DNS) 91A-Reed Allex.

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 17X-Lee Goos Jr (2); 2. 14-Jody Rosenboom (1); 3. 09-Matt Juhl (6); 4. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips (4); 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska (3); 6. 5-Eric Lutz (5); 7. 3P-Sawyer Phillips (8); 8. 10-Trevor Serbus (9); 9. 45-Monty Ferriera (7).

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 5Z-Dusty Zomer (6); 2. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (1); 3. 44-Chris Martin (4); 4. 5T-Mark Toews (3); 5. 4-Cody Hansen (8); 6. 40-Clint Garner (5); 7. B29-Adam Mason (2); 8. 86-Donovan Peterson (7); 9. 37-Sye Anderson (9).

Heat 5 (10 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson (5); 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (6); 3. 23W-Scott Winters (2); 4. 2-Derrik Lusk (7); 5. 5M-Troy Manteufel (1); 6. 03X-Shayle Bade (4); 7. 75B-Tommy Barber (3); 8. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson (8); 9. 03-Jamey Ogston (9).

Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz, 00:14.288 (33); 2. 17-Josh Baughman, 00:14.397 (16); 3. 09-Matt Juhl, 00:14.403 (21); 4. 5Z-Dusty Zomer, 00:14.411 (4); 5. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, 00:14.462 (38); 6. 83X-Justin Henderson, 00:14.495 (39); 7. 14X-Brooke Tatnell, 00:14.520 (37); 8. 5-Eric Lutz, 00:14.559 (18); 9. 40-Clint Garner, 00:14.597 (36); 10. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 00:14.601 (32); 11. 81-Jack Dover, 00:14.608 (31); 12. 56N-Davey Heskin, 00:14.666 (22); 13. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 00:14.668 (5); 14. 44-Chris Martin, 00:14.669 (12); 15. 03X-Shayle Bade, 00:14.674 (24); 16. 13JM-Jordan Martens, 00:14.761 (8); 17. 44X-Trey Starks, 00:14.777 (44); 18. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 00:14.807 (41); 19. 5T-Mark Toews, 00:14.832 (35); 20. 75B-Tommy Barber, 00:14.837 (1); 21. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, 00:14.928 (27); 22. 2H-Bill Boles, 00:14.930 (14); 23. 17X-Lee Goos Jr, 00:14.948 (15); 24. B29-Adam Mason, 00:14.972 (34); 25. 23W-Scott Winters, 00:14.996 (28); 26. 17B-Ryan Bickett, 00:14.997 (11); 27. 33-James Broty, 00:15.027 (40); 28. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 00:15.045 (13); 29. 10J-Justin Jacobsma, 00:15.046 (2); 30. 5M-Troy Manteufel, 00:15.094 (30); 31. 29-Brandon Stevenson, 00:15.111 (29); 32. 27-Carson McCarl, 00:15.144 (47); 33. 45-Monty Ferriera, 00:15.145 (9); 34. 86-Donovan Peterson, 00:15.174 (26); 35. 2-Derrik Lusk, 00:15.234 (46); 36. 0J-Jeremy McCune, 00:15.269 (19); 37. 50-Chase Viebrock, 00:15.335 (10); 38. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, 00:15.336 (42); 39. 4-Cody Hansen, 00:15.440 (7); 40. 88-Travis Reber, 00:15.470 (17); 41. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson, 00:15.470 (25); 42. 11-Mindy McCune, 00:15.517 (20); 43. 10-Trevor Serbus, 00:15.539 (23); 44. 37-Sye Anderson, 00:15.598 (45); 45. 03-Jamey Ogston, 00:15.721 (3); 46. 33B-Scott Broty, 00:16.466 (43); (DNS) 91A-Reed Allex, 00:16.466.

NSL NON-WING SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller (4); 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III (1); 3. 38X-Eric Schultz (11); 4. 99GG-Cam Schafer (2); 5. 93-Brad Peterson (9); 6. 99-Bryan Roach (8); 7. 0-Alex Schriever (5); 8. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (6); 9. 48-Neal Matuska (13); 10. 55-Joseph Kouba (12); 11. 16-Jimmy Kouba (14); 12. 7-Clinton Bruns (3); 13. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (7); 14. 6-Jake Kouba (10); 15. 22-Luke Dollansky (15); 16. 38-Miles Grein (16); (DNS) 45-David Mackey.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (3); 2. 7-Clinton Bruns (2); 3. 0-Alex Schriever (4); 4. 55-Joseph Kouba (1); 5. 48-Neal Matuska (5); 6. 38-Miles Grein (6).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 93-Brad Peterson (1); 2. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (2); 3. 99GG-Cam Schafer (3); 4. 87-Mike Mueller (4); 5. 16-Jimmy Kouba (5); (DNS) 45-David Mackey.

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 38X-Eric Schultz (1); 2. 6-Jake Kouba (2); 3. 99-Bryan Roach (3); 4. 12-Johnny Parsons III (4); 5. 22-Luke Dollansky (5).

Qualifying (3 Laps): 1. 0-Alex Schriever, 00:17.263 (11); 2. 87-Mike Mueller, 00:17.486 (14); 3. 12-Johnny Parsons III, 00:17.714 (12); 4. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, 00:17.728 (3); 5. 99GG-Cam Schafer, 00:17.757 (9); 6. 99-Bryan Roach, 00:17.835 (16); 7. 7-Clinton Bruns, 00:17.883 (4); 8. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson, 00:17.889 (15); 9. 6-Jake Kouba, 00:17.952 (8); 10. 55-Joseph Kouba, 00:17.960 (6); 11. 93-Brad Peterson, 00:17.983 (10); 12. 38X-Eric Schultz, 00:17.996 (2); 13. 48-Neal Matuska, 00:18.072 (13); 14. 16-Jimmy Kouba, 00:18.335 (5); 15. 22-Luke Dollansky, 00:18.602 (7); 16. 38-Miles Grein, 00:18.913 (1); 17. 45-David Mackey, 00:19.695 (17).

UP NEXT -

Sunday for the DeKalb/Asgrow 360 Nationals presented by Kuhlman Lake Service & Welding, Inc. and Tweeter Contracting featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars and National Sprint League Mastell Brothers Touring Series non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

 

 

Zearfoss earns 1st Brad Doty Classic victory at Attica; Roepke takes 305 victory

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019
 

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio - Brock Zearfoss took advantage when leader Aaron Reutzel suffered mechanical issues with 12 laps to go and the Jonestown, Pa. driver earned the $10,000 payday at Attica Raceway Park for the 31st Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics for the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobil 1.

It was Zearfoss' biggest payday on All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night. It was his third career All Star win - all coming this season - and the first career checkers at Attica in the 125th appearance of the series at the track.

And big picture, Reutzel's misfortune coupled with Dale Blaney's fourth place finish moved "The Low Rider" back into command of the All Star points.

"This is bad ass. I've been talking Brad (Doty) I've wanted to come to this race for three of four years and finally had a chance to make it out this year and it got rained out (in July) and I'm just thankful Tony (Stewart) and the All Stars put this show together with Brad's help. What an honor...Brad was a bad ass back in the day. It's just an honor to win a race in his name," said Zearfoss beside his Heavy Equipment Loaders and Parts/Moose's LZ/Meckley's Limestone/Berkebile Oil backed #70.

"Noisey (Shane Bowers) and Tye (Wolfgang) gave me a bad ass car here both nights. I wish we would have been able to start a little further toward the front last night...I think we might have had a chance to win that one too. It went our way tonight. It got real tight with Aaron there in traffic and I think we touched a little bit...going for the lead there that's what you have to do. I don't know what happened to him there but I saw him slow up. I can't say enough about this team. It's such an honor to drive for these guys...they've been busting their asses all year long. Earlier in the year I just wasn't getting it done in the seat. They've been giving me great cars and I was messing up on the track. I've been working hard to get better," added Zearfoss.

For the second consecutive night, four time All Star champion Tim Shaffer finished in the runner-up spot after leading the first 10 laps.

"We were too good too early. Hats off to Ron Gorby and his wife who's here tonight. They are having fun watching and that's what it's all about...having a good time. Cody Jacobs and Ron's guys coming over to help and we're all enjoying it. Zearfoss had a great car and could move around and that's what it takes here. I had to re-learn how to do those slide jobs...these young kids do it all the time so I had to give it back to them. It was a lot of fun. As long as everyone races and respects each other it's a pretty awesome deal and I feel like we had that tonight," said Shaffer beside his Howard Johnson of Lima/Fast Signs backed #G1.

Also for the second straight night Penngrove, California's Buddy Kofoid found the podium at Attica Raceway Park.

"To be able to race with those guys is really cool...with Brock and Aaron...it's a shame his motor let go. For awhile there it was just the three of us nose to tail. Racing with Tim is always really cool. Hats off to Brock and his crew. They did a really good job and none of us figured out the middle to bottom of one and two like he did until it was too late. We got a little free and I think our tires went away a little more than some. I was kind of just hanging out but could make a couple of charges to second. I can't thank the Linders and Ed Neumeister and Ray Brooks enough for the opportunity. Two podiums at Attica in a row with the All Stars is pretty cool and I think we've been on the podium every time here this year with the All Stars. We have good momentum going heading to Wayne County where I got my first All Star win and a win there last week and I seem to go good there. Hopefully we can get a couple more wins," said Kofoid beside his Gill Construction/CK Plumbing/Linders Speed Equipment/DMI backed #11N.

In the 305 feature, Elmore, Ohio's Alvin Roepke - ironically the 2002 Attica 410 track champion and 2002 Brad Doty Classic winner - took the lead with eight laps to go and drove to the $1,000 pay day. Roepke, who owns five career 410 wins at the track, now has three 305 victories.

"This is for the old guys. It's pretty cool to win this on the night of the Brad Doty Classic. To beat Paul Weaver...he's as good as they come in this sport so if you can beat him that's doing something. We kind of guessed and went with it. We thought we had a bar go bad and we changed it and it made a big difference.These things come few and far between...they don't just give them away," said Roepke beside his NAPA Auto Parts backed #99.

For the 40 lap All Star feature, Shaffer and Kofoid brought the field to green but Caleb Griffith would coast to a stop to necessitate a second start. When the green flew Shaffer, Kofoid, Zearfoss and Reutzel battled for the lead with Cap Henry within striking distance. Gio Scelzi would do a 360 spin with three laps scored to tighten the field. Shaffer pulled away slightly on the restart while Kofoid and Reutzel battled for second, trading sliders the next two laps.

With nine laps in,Kofoid had taken command of second closed quickly on Shaffer and the pair exchanged sliders with Kofoid taking the lad just as the caution flew for Travis Philo and DJ Foos. When the green flew Reutzel grabbed second from Shaffer who had his hands full holding off Zearfoss. Kofoid began to inch away from Reutzel but lapped traffic loomed ahead.

Reutzel quickly closed the gap on Kofoid and threw a slider for the lead on lap 19. As the leaders battled into heavy lapped traffic on lap 22, the running order was Reutzel, Kofoid, Zearfoss, Shaffer, Dale Blaney, Henry and Parker Price-Miller. Zearfoss used the lapped cars to take second on lap 23 and closed on Reutzel, actually grabbing the lead by a nose on lap 26 only to see Reutzel return the favor the following circuit.

Reutzel's car let out a puff of smoke on lap 28 as he coasted to a stop, handing the lead to Zearfoss. On the restart Shaffer battled Kofoid for second, taking the position on lap 30. Zearfoss pulled away to a 1.8 second lead with eight laps to go while Shaffer and Kofoid continued to battle for second with Blaney, Price-Miller and Henry in pursuit.

With three laps to go Zearfoss encountered heavy lapped traffic but was able to move around and pick them off to drive to the win over Shaffer, Kofoid, Blaney, Price-miller and Cory Eliason.

Justin Adams grabbed the lead in the 25 lap 305 feature but Bobby Clark and Jamie Miller applied heavy pressure with Luke Griffith and Roepke in pursuit. Clark utilized the high line to take the lead on lap four but Adams continued to race to his inside. By lap five Clark, Adams and Miller were three wide battling for the lead.

Following a caution for Brandon Riehl on lap seven, Miller drove into the lead but Clark returned the favor as the pair of veterans raced side by side for the next three laps. Clark finally was able to pull away slightly before a caution for Justin Lusk with 15 laps to go. When the green flew Clark was able to fend off a challenge from Miller and once again pulled away slightly as Roepke applied pressure to Miller for second, taking the position on lap 16.

A caution for Tad Peck on lap 17 gave Roepke the shot he needed as he drove under Clark on the restart to grab the lead while Paul Waver had moved into third. Adams brought out the caution with six laps to go but Roepke got a tremendous restart to pull away from Clark, Weaver, Steve Rando and Miller. Riehl made hard contact with the front stretch wall with four laps to go to bring out the red...he was uninjured. On the ensuing restart Roepke once again hit his marks while Weaver shot past Clark.

After taking the white flag, Kasey Ziebold would stop to set up a one lap shoot out. Roepke once again got a tremendous restart and drove to the win as Clark rallied on the final lap to take second over Weaver, Rando and Jimmy McGrath.

Attica Raceway Park Promoter John Bores would like to thank all the great fans, race teams, marketing partners, track staff, push truck and wrecker operators who supported the track in 2019.

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

About All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads - www.allproheads.com

Based in Johnstown, Ohio, All Pro Heads is the industry leader in small block Chevy aluminum cylinder heads, catering to the hardcore racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's sprints, super late models, drag racing, off-road, marine or road racing you can count on All Pro.

Attica Raceway Park
Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019
Brad Doty Classic
Ollie's Bargain Outlet
All Star Circuit of Champions
[*] indicates starting position

Qualifying
Group (A)
1. 70X-Justin Peck, 12.569; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.677; 3. 19-Paige Polyak, 12.724; 4. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.802; 5. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.833; 6. 23-Carson Short, 13.110; 7. 18J-RJ Jacobs, 13.180; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.209; 9. 16-DJ Foos, 13.241; 10. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.429

Group (B)
1. 4-Cap Henry, 12.562; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.640; 3. G1-Tim Shaffer, 12.704; 4. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 12.826; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.945; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.002; 7. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.034; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.120; 9. 1st-Gary Taylor, 13.192

Group (C)
1. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.783; 2. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.837; 3. 11-Dale Blaney, 12.910; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.935; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.007; 6. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.044; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.151; 8. 20i-Kelsey Ivy, 13.688; 9. 91-Cale Thomas, ---

Group (D)
1. 71-Gio Scelzi, 12.731; 2. 39-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.738; 3. 17xl-Caleb Helms, 12.830; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 12.934; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.948; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.008; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.011; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.354; 9. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.458

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 19-Paige Polyak [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 70X-Justin Peck [4]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [5]; 6. 16-DJ Foos [9]; 7. 23-Carson Short [6]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [10]; 9. 22B-Ryan Broughton [8]; 10. 18J-RJ Jacobs [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [3]; 2. G1-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 33W-Caleb Griffith [1]; 4. 4-Cap Henry [4]; 5. 1-Nate Dussel [7]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [2]; 3. O9-Craig Mintz [3]; 4. K4-Chad Kemenah [6]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed [4]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy [8]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 3. 39-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 6. 71-Gio Scelzi [4]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 8. 17XL-Caleb Helms [2]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. G1-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 3. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 4. 19-Paige Polyak [4]; 5. 70X-Justin Peck [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [3]; 4. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71-Gio Scelzi [1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 3. 16-DJ Foos [5]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 5. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [9]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 8. 23-Carson Short [6]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [12]; 10. 18J-RJ Jacobs [13]; 11. 57X-Andrew Palker [10]; 12. 20I-Kelsey Ivy [8]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 2. G1-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [2]; 4. 11-Dale Blaney [8]; 5. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [10]; 7. O9-Craig Mintz [14]; 8. 4-Cap Henry [6]; 9. 70X-Justin Peck [9]; 10. 3-Jac Haudenschild [15]; 11. 5R-Byron Reed [17]; 12. 33W-Caleb Griffith [13]; 13. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [22]; 15. 16-DJ Foos [23]; 16. 71-Gio Scelzi [21]; 17. O7-Gerard McIntyre [24]; 18. 39-Hunter Schuerenberg [12]; 19. K4-Chad Kemenah [16]; 20. 1-Nate Dussel [20]; 21. 19-Paige Polyak [7]; 22. 99-Skylar Gee [19]; 23. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 24. 5T-Travis Philo [18]
Hard Charger: W20-Greg WIlson +8

305 Sprints - Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 2. 5JR-Jim McGrath [1] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[4] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 6. 3X-Brandon Riehl[9] ; 7. 9-Logan Riehl[8] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[7] ; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 4. 09-Justin Adams[1] ; 5. 22-Justin Lusk[2] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[8] ; 7. 5M-Mike Moore[3] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. X-Mike Keegan[1] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 3. 28-Tad Peck[2] ; 4. 3V-Chris Verda[6] ; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[8] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[5]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 3X-Brandon Riehl[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 3. X15-Kasey Ziebold[2] ; 4. 9-Logan Riehl[4] ; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[6] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 7. 46AU-Stuart Williams[10] ; 8. 5M-Mike Moore[5] ; 9. 47-Matt Lucius[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 99-Alvin Roepke[6] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[9] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 5. 5JR-Jim McGrath [12] ; 6. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[3] ; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[13] ; 9. 97-Kyle Peters[11] ; 10. X-Mike Keegan[7] ; 11. 3V-Chris Verda[10] ; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[17] ; 13. 7-Shawn Valenti[15] ; 14. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[20] ; 15. 22-Justin Lusk[14] ; 16. 9-Logan Riehl[19] ; 17. X15-Kasey Ziebold[18] ; 18. 3X-Brandon Riehl[16] ; 19. 09-Justin Adams[1] ; 20. 28-Tad Peck[5]
Hard Charger: 5JR-Jimmy McGrath +7


 

 

Scelzi Is ‘King of the Wings’ Friday at Gas City;

GAS CITY, Ind., Aug. 31 — Seventeen-year-old Gio Scelzi of Fresno, Calif. extended his reign as the “King of the Wings” at Gas City I-69 Speedway to a second year when he won Friday night’s 30-lap feature for the NAPA Auto Parts FAST on Dirt winged 410 sprints presented by the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS).

It was a perfect night for the youngest son of four-time NHRA drag racing champion Gary Scelzi. Driving Bernie Stuebgen’s Indy Race Parts No. 71, he won his heat and during qualifying he set a one-lap record for 410 winged sprint cars at the quarter-mile dirt oval with a time of just 10.413 seconds. That broke the record of 10.653 seconds set by Caleb Armstrong of New Castle, Ind. last Aug. 31 before Scelzi also won the BOSS winged sprint car feature at Gas City that night.

Derek Losh of Rensselaer, Ind. won his fifth feature for the United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) modifieds at Gas City this year in a 20-lap main event. James Headley Jr. of Wabash, Ind. got his fifth feature victory of the year at the Grant County track too; his came in the 15-lap hornet feature. Joey Spiewak of Merrillville, Ind., who won the street stock feature on opening day in May, was triumphant in the 15-lap street stock main event.

The sprint car feature had no cautions but two reds for flips, but luckily all the drivers walked away.

The action ground to a stop before one lap was in the books when Jordan Harble of Newark, Ohio flipped in Turn 4, setting up a complete restart. Polesitter T.J. Michael of Plano, Texas led that initial start and also lap one.

Scelzi dipped under Michael for the lead in Turn 2 working lap two and led the rest of the way. He had to survive a five-lap shootout at the end, however. That was set up after the second red flew with 25 laps down when Brandon Wimmer of nearby Fairmont, Ind. and 17-year-old Noah Dunlap of Wapakoneta, Ohio made contact going into Turn 1 and both flipped hard.

Scelzi had a good restart, however, and he took the checkered 1.233 seconds before point leader Cole Duncan of Lockbourne, Ohio did to post the $3,000 victory. Scelzi’s only real challenge was getting through lapped traffic, but he could work both the top and the bottom at will.

Things behind him were a lot closer. After a torrid battle, Duncan passed Michael for second working lap 18 and then slowed dramatically on the frontstretch for an instant. He was able to resume quickly, but not before Michael regained the runner-up spot.

Duncan was able to repass Michael for second on lap 24, however, before the red flew for Wimmer, who had been fourth, and Dunlap’s flips.

Kody Kinser of Bloomington, Ind. was in the thick of things all night and ended up third, while Michael took fourth place. Tyler Gunn of Napoleon, Ohio rounded out the top five out of the 22 starters.

The modified feature also had 22 starters. It was 10 laps shorter than the sprint car feature and Losh, who started second, led the whole way in the Superior Sales and Service No. 21.

The field bunched up behind him five times for restarts after yellow flags, but Losh was able to post the victory over Aaron Orr of Columbia City, Ind., who started right behind him in fourth place. Todd Sherman of Merriam, Ind., who started behind Orr in sixth, finished third after a rousing battle with Orr in the late stages of the race. Dylan Woodling of Warsaw, Ind. placed fourth and Ryan Cripe of North Manchester, Ind. came from 14th to finish fifth.

Point leader and polesitter Scott Orr of Columbia City, Ind. was running second until he spun into the infield adjacent to the frontstretch with eight laps down due to a reported driveshaft failure.

Headley Jr. started third and led all 15 laps of the hornet feature in the family’s No. 00 sponsored by Dudding’s Heating and Cooling, Garriott Electric, Edwards Automotive and TJR Trucking.

His father, James Headley of Marion, Ind., started sixth and was running third when he and the driver who was fourth, Jacob Beard of Columbia City, Ind., had contact and spun low in Turn 4 with three laps down.

Despite having to go to the rear of the field for the restart, Headley was fifth two laps later, fourth a lap after that, and was back in third by lap seven. He passed polesitter Dustin Franks of Portland, Ind. for second on lap 10 in about the same spot he spun, and went on to take the runner-up honors about a straightaway behind his son.

Franks held on for third followed by Beard and Randy Brommer, who is also from Columbia City.

Polesitter and point leader Andy Bishop of Gas City led the first 10 laps of the 15-lap street stock feature before Spiewak got under him in Turn 4 and went on to win in the Benny’s Place Sports Bar No. 28. Ron Flaugh of Converse, Ind. started and finished third. Mike Fincher of Rochester, Ind. held off J.J. Nordman of Columbia City for fourth place.

During intermission there was an Indianapolis Motor Speedway ticket give-away for the Driven2SaveLives BC39 USAC NOS Energy Drink national midget race there this coming Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 4-5; the NASCAR Xfinity race there on Saturday, Sept. 7, and the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard powered by Florida Georgia Line at IMS on Sunday, Sept. 8.

Gas City track management also welcomed members of the Hoosier Auto Racing Fans (HARF) organization who attended Friday’s program. Gas City’s promoter, Jerry Gappens, was that organization’s “Promoter of the Year” for 2018.

Despite an action-packed, four-division card, the well-run show was over by 10:30 p.m.

Fans who have been meaning to attend a race at Gas City I-69 Speedway this season but haven’t done so yet only have five more opportunities to accomplish that goal. The track’s final five nights of operation for the 2019 season are Friday, Sept. 6; Friday, Sept. 13; Thursday, Sept. 26 for the second annual James Dean Classic featuring the USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars; and the Fall Festival of Speed on Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6.

On Friday, Sept. 6 the track will present its “Friday Night Fury” show of non-wing sprint cars, UMP modifieds, street stocks, hornets and AMSA mini-sprints. The “Mod Madness” show on Friday, Sept. 13 features American Ethanol Modifieds (paying $1,500 to win); non-wing sprint cars, USAC SpeeD2 midgets and the mighty hornet division.

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

The results:

FAST Winged 410 Sprints Group Qualifying Results: 1. Gio Scelzi, 10.413*; 2. Brandon Wimmer, 10.650; 3. Kody Kinser, 10.757; 4. Brandon Long, 10.821; 5. Brinton Marvel, 10.872; 6. Brandon Matus, 10.884; 7. Cole Duncan, 10.885; 8. T.J. Michael, 10.889; 9. Max Stambaugh, 10.903; 10. Tyler Gunn, 10.957; 11. Paul May, 10.973; 12. Andy Bishop, 10.994; 13. Lee Jacobs, 11.008; 14. Landon Lalonde, 11.086; 15. Jordan Harble, 11.115; 16. Cody Bova, 11.139; 17. Critter Malone, 11.153; 18. Tylar Rankin, 11.202; 19. Adam Byrkett, 11.217; 20. Mark Imler, 11.264; 21. Noah Dunlap, 11.272; 22. Brent Matus, 11.981.

* All-time winged 410 sprint track qualifying record.

FAST on Dirt Winged Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Gio Scelzi, 2. T.J. Michael, 3. Brandon Matus, 4. Lee Jacobs, 5. Brandon Long, 6. Cody Bova, 7. Landon Lalonde, 8. Tylar Rankin. Time: 7.06.

FAST on Dirt Winged Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Andy Bishop, 2. Jordan Harble, 3. Kody Kinser, 4. Brinton Marvel, 5. Adam Byrkett, 6. Critter Malone, 7. Brent Matus. Time: 5:06.

FAST on Dirt Winged Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Max Stambaugh, 2. Cole Duncan, 3. Tyler Gunn, 4. Brandon Wimmer, 5. Paul May, 6. Mark Imler, 7. Noah Dunlap. Time: 5:49.

FAST on Dirt Winged Sprint Feature (30 laps): 1. Gio Scelzi, 2. Cole Duncan, 3. Kody Kinser, 4. T.J. Michael, 5. Tyler Gunn, 6. Lee Jacobs, 7. Max Stambaugh, 8. Brandon Matus, 9. Brinton Marvel, 10. Paul May, 11. Brandon Long, 12. Cody Bova, 13. Critter Malone, 14. Andy Bishop, 15. Adam Byrkett, 16. Mark Imler, 17. Tylar Rankin, 18. Landon Lalonde, 19. Brandon Wimmer, 20. Noah Dunlap, 21. Brent Matus, 22. Jordan Harble. Time: 36.04; two reds, no yellows. Elapsed time for green-flag laps: 26.41.

UMP Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Clayton Bryant, 2. Scott Orr, 3. Daniel Russell, 4. Andy Sherley, 5. Joe Smith, 6. Jessica Sroufe, 7. Jason Jones, 8. Shane Coby.

UMP Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Derek Losh, 2. Aaron Orr, 3. Bill Griffith, 4. Dillon Nusbaum, 5. Ryan Cripe, 6. Drew Smith, 7. Andy Bishop.

UMP Modified Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Todd Sherman, 2. Dylan Woodling, 3. Tony Anderson, 4. Daniel Sanchez, 5. Cole Sink, 6. Josh Betts, 7. Braxton Strait.

UMP Modified Feature (20 laps): 1. Derek Losh, 2. Aaron Orr, 3. Todd Sherman, 4. Dylan Woodling, 5. Ryan Cripe, 6. Clayton Bryant, 7. Tony Anderson, 8. Dillon Nusbaum, 9. Bill Griffith, 10. Andy Bishop, 11. Andy Sherley, 12. Joe Smith, 13. Cole Sink, 14. Josh Betts, 15. Jason Jones, 16. Shane Coby, 17. Daniel Sanchez, 18. Drew Smith, 19. Daniel Russell, 20. Braxton Strait, 21. Scott Orr, 22. Jessica Sroufe.

Hornet Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. James Headley Jr., 2. Jacob Beard, 3. Donnie Huddleston, 4. Brad Evans, 5. Joey Eastes.

Hornet Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. James Headley, 2. Randy Brommer, 3. Dustin Franks, 4. Charlie Teegarden, 5. Jesse Arenas.

Hornet Feature (15 laps): 1. James Headley Jr., 2. James Headley, 3. Dustin Franks, 4. Jacob Beard, 5. Randy Brommer, 6. Donnie Huddleston, 7. Charlie Teegarden, 8. Joey Eastes, 9. Brad Evans, 10. Jesse Arenas.

Street Stock Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Andy Bishop, 2. Mike Fincher, 3. Larry Persinger, 4. Austin Jones, 5. Gabe Wilkins, 6. Ervin Turner (DNS).

.

Street Stock Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Joey Spiewak, 2. Ron Flaugh, 3. J.J. Nordman, 4. Gerald Mullenix, 5. David Norman, 6. Cale Ramey.

Street Stock Feature (15 laps): 1. Joey Spiewak, 2. Andy Bishop, 3. Ron Flaugh, 4. Mike Fincher, 5. J.J. Nordman, 6. David Norman, 7. Austin Jones, 8. Larry Persinger, 9. Cale Ramey, 10. Ervin Turner, 11. Gerald Mullenix.

 

 

Baughman and Schafer Capture Holiday Inn Fairmont Night Wins During Opening Leg of DeKalb/Asgrow 360 Nationals presented by Kuhlman Lake Service & Welding, Inc. and Tweeter Contracting

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Aug. 30, 2019) - Josh Baughman and Cam Schafer each earned their first feature triumph of the season at Jackson Motorplex on Friday evening during the opening night of the DeKalb/Asgrow 360 Nationals presented by Kuhlman Lake Service & Welding, Inc. and Tweeter Contracting.

Both drivers survived a late scare to score a victory during Holiday Inn Fairmont Night and accumulate a stout point total on the first of two preliminary nights leading into Sunday's event finale.

Baughman led the distance after grabbing the lead by riding the cushion around turn two as polesitter Justin Henderson slid up the track. It turned out to be the race-winning move, but a caution with five laps remaining set up a late showdown with Jackson Motorplex 360 sprints points leader Lee Grosz in second.

Baughman maintained the top lane and the open track was beneficial as he cruised to the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars main event win by 1.757 seconds.

"I'm tired," he said during a Victory Lane interview. "I've led a lot of laps here and could never pull it off. This means a lot. The curb got really big at the end. I'm glad we didn't give that one away."

Grosz finished second with Henderson third, Trey Starks fourth and Brooke Tatnell fifth.

Dusty Zomer paced the 47-car field early in the night by setting quick time during qualifying before Justin Jacobsma, James Broty, Wayne Johnson, Cody Hansen and Jordan Martens each won a heat race. Tommy Barber claimed the C Main and Thomas Kennedy won the B Main.

Schafer also held on during several anxious moments in the closing laps of the National Sprint League Mastell Brothers Touring Series non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc main event. The leaders were thick in traffic and Alex Schriever went for a last-lap slide job in turns one and two that barely came up short.

Eric Schulz rounded out the podium with Johnny Parsons III placing fourth and Jake Kouba fifth.

Brandon Halverson set quick time during qualifying. Schriever, Parsons III and Schulz were the heat race winners.

Saturday features Night 2 of the event and is sponsored by Big Country 107.7. Additional money will be added to the winged sprint car program for the Paul 'Too Tall' Jerousek Memorial. Donations will also be collected for the American Cancer Society.

The pits open at 3 p.m. with racing scheduled for 7 p.m. The main gates open at 4 p.m.

Adult tickets are $25 and student tickets for ages 13-years-old to 18-years-old are $12. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get in free.

IMCA vintage cars will also be in action on Saturday and Sunday.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (Aug. 30, 2019) -

MIDWEST POWER SERIES/MSTS 360 SPRINT CARS

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman (2); 2. 4J-Lee Grosz (3); 3. 83X-Justin Henderson (1); 4. 44X-Trey Starks (5); 5. 14X-Brooke Tatnell (7); 6. 81-Jack Dover (9); 7. 09-Matt Juhl (4); 8. 5Z-Dusty Zomer (6); 9. 56N-Davey Heskin (8); 10. 27-Carson McCarl (22); 11. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips (12); 12. 3P-Sawyer Phillips (10); 13. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (21); 14. 40-Clint Garner (11); 15. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (16); 16. 44-Chris Martin (13); 17. 5-Eric Lutz (23); 18. 35-Skylar Prochaska (24); 19. 13JM-Jordan Martens (20); 20. 14-Jody Rosenboom (18); 21. 33-James Broty (17); 22. 2C-Wayne Johnson (14); 23. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (19); 24. 4-Cody Hansen (15).

B Feature (15 Laps): 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (3); 2. 27-Carson McCarl (1); 3. 5-Eric Lutz (2); 4. 35-Skylar Prochaska (4); 5. 03X-Shayle Bade (6); 6. 23W-Scott Winters (15); 7. 17X-Lee Goos Jr (8); 8. 50-Chase Viebrock (9); 9. 17B-Ryan Bickett (12); 10. 2H-Bill Boles (7); 11. 45-Monty Ferriera (10); 12. 11-Mindy McCune (14); 13. 86-Donovan Peterson (17); 14. 29-Brandon Stevenson (18); 15. 03-Jamey Ogston (11); 16. 75B-Tommy Barber (16); 17. (DNF) 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (5); (DNS) 20G-Chris Graf.

C Feature (12 Laps): 1. 75B-Tommy Barber (1); 2. 86-Donovan Peterson (2); 3. 29-Brandon Stevenson (8); 4. 37-Sye Anderson (10); 5. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson (5); 6. 88-Travis Reber (7); 7. 33B-Scott Broty (4); 8. (DNF) 2-Derrik Lusk (3); 9. (DNF) 0J-Jeremy McCune (6); (DNS) 83-Rob Kubli; (DNS) 5T-Mark Toews; (DNS) 10-Trevor Serbus.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (1); 2. 5Z-Dusty Zomer (6); 3. 17-Josh Baughman (5); 4. 3P-Sawyer Phillips (3); 5. 2H-Bill Boles (2); 6. 17B-Ryan Bickett (8); 7. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (4); 8. 86-Donovan Peterson (7); 9. 0J-Jeremy McCune (9); 10. 83-Rob Kubli (10).

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 33-James Broty (1); 2. 40-Clint Garner (3); 3. 44X-Trey Starks (6); 4. 83X-Justin Henderson (5); 5. 17X-Lee Goos Jr (2); 6. 23W-Scott Winters (10); 7. 20G-Chris Graf (8); 8. 75B-Tommy Barber (4); 9. 2-Derrik Lusk (7); 10. 88-Travis Reber (9).

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson (2); 2. 14-Jody Rosenboom (1); 3. 09-Matt Juhl (6); 4. 14X-Brooke Tatnell (4); 5. 5-Eric Lutz (5); 6. 45-Monty Ferriera (7); 7. 03X-Shayle Bade (3); 8. (DNF) 37-Sye Anderson (9); (DNS) 10-Trevor Serbus.

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 4-Cody Hansen (2); 2. 56N-Davey Heskin (4); 3. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips (3); 4. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (1); 5. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (5); 6. 27-Carson McCarl (6); 7. 03-Jamey Ogston (7); 8. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson (8); 9. 29-Brandon Stevenson (9).

Heat 5 (10 Laps): 1. 13JM-Jordan Martens (1); 2. 81-Jack Dover (4); 3. 44-Chris Martin (3); 4. 4J-Lee Grosz (6); 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska (5); 6. 50-Chase Viebrock (2); 7. 11-Mindy McCune (8); 8. 33B-Scott Broty (7); (DNS) 5T-Mark Toews.

Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 5Z-Dusty Zomer, 00:13.391 (10); 2. 44X-Trey Starks, 00:13.454 (25); 3. 09-Matt Juhl, 00:13.488 (5); 4. 27-Carson McCarl, 00:13.511 (6); 5. 4J-Lee Grosz, 00:13.530 (28); 6. 17-Josh Baughman, 00:13.540 (13); 7. 83X-Justin Henderson, 00:13.606 (31); 8. 5-Eric Lutz, 00:13.657 (43); 9. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, 00:13.665 (2); 10. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 00:13.668 (42); 11. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson, 00:13.673 (3); 12. 75B-Tommy Barber, 00:13.695 (18); 13. 14X-Brooke Tatnell, 00:13.702 (34); 14. 56N-Davey Heskin, 00:13.732 (35); 15. 81-Jack Dover, 00:13.771 (40); 16. 40-Clint Garner, 00:13.794 (16); 17. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, 00:13.794 (45); 18. 03X-Shayle Bade, 00:13.797 (1); 19. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 00:13.825 (4); 20. 44-Chris Martin, 00:13.840 (44); 21. 2H-Bill Boles, 00:13.848 (7); 22. 17X-Lee Goos Jr, 00:13.850 (26); 23. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 00:13.860 (37); 24. 4-Cody Hansen, 00:13.881 (19); 25. 50-Chase Viebrock, 00:13.908 (17); 26. 10J-Justin Jacobsma, 00:13.909 (36); 27. 33-James Broty, 00:13.979 (22); 28. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 00:14.006 (11); 29. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, 00:14.007 (30); 30. 13JM-Jordan Martens, 00:14.055 (12); 31. 86-Donovan Peterson, 00:14.114 (29); 32. 2-Derrik Lusk, 00:14.122 (46); 33. 45-Monty Ferriera, 00:14.134 (33); 34. 03-Jamey Ogston, 00:14.197 (32); 35. 33B-Scott Broty, 00:14.204 (38); 36. 17B-Ryan Bickett, 00:14.224 (41); 37. 20G-Chris Graf, 00:14.277 (9); 38. 10-Trevor Serbus, 00:14.348 (21); 39. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson, 00:14.435 (15); 40. 11-Mindy McCune, 00:14.485 (24); 41. 0J-Jeremy McCune, 00:14.566 (47); 42. 88-Travis Reber, 00:14.584 (23); 43. 37-Sye Anderson, 00:14.706 (20); 44. 29-Brandon Stevenson, 00:14.763 (27); (DQ) 23W-Scott Winters, 00:13.705 (8).

NSL NON-WING SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 99GG-Cam Schafer (1); 2. 0-Alex Schriever (4); 3. 38X-Eric Schultz (6); 4. 12-Johnny Parsons III (2); 5. 6-Jake Kouba (7); 6. 87-Mike Mueller (13); 7. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (5); 8. 48-Neal Matuska (11); 9. 16-Jimmy Kouba (9); 10. 55-Joseph Kouba (15); 11. 93-Brad Peterson (14); 12. 22-Jeff Pellersels (8); 13. 7-Clinton Bruns (10); 14. 99-Bryan Roach (12); 15. 45-David Mackey (16); 16. (DNF) 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (3); (DNS) 1DA-Brandon Stevenson.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 0-Alex Schriever (3); 2. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (4); 3. 6-Jake Kouba (2); 4. 99-Bryan Roach (1); 5. 87-Mike Mueller (5); 6. 45-David Mackey (6).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 12-Johnny Parsons III (3); 2. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (4); 3. 7-Clinton Bruns (1); 4. 16-Jimmy Kouba (2); 5. 93-Brad Peterson (5); 6. (DNF) 1DA-Brandon Stevenson (6).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 38X-Eric Schultz (4); 2. 99GG-Cam Schafer (2); 3. 48-Neal Matuska (1); 4. 22-Jeff Pellersels (3); 5. 55-Joseph Kouba (5).

Qualifying (3 Laps): 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson, 00:16.138 (15); 2. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, 00:16.457 (14); 3. 38X-Eric Schultz, 00:16.507 (10); 4. 0-Alex Schriever, 00:16.591 (4); 5. 12-Johnny Parsons III, 00:16.609 (12); 6. 22-Jeff Pellersels, 00:16.617 (16); 7. 6-Jake Kouba, 00:16.666 (6); 8. 16-Jimmy Kouba, 00:16.825 (1); 9. 99GG-Cam Schafer, 00:16.856 (13); 10. 99-Bryan Roach, 00:16.941 (9); 11. 7-Clinton Bruns, 00:16.951 (3); 12. 48-Neal Matuska, 00:17.035 (8); 13. 87-Mike Mueller, 00:17.184 (5); 14. 93-Brad Peterson, 00:17.186 (7); 15. 55-Joseph Kouba, 00:17.946 (2); 16. 45-David Mackey, 00:18.835 (17); (DQ) 1DA-Brandon Stevenson, 00:17.184 (11).

UP NEXT -

Saturday and Sunday for the DeKalb/Asgrow 360 Nationals presented by Kuhlman Lake Service & Welding, Inc. and Tweeter Contracting featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars and National Sprint League Mastell Brothers Touring Series non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

Reutzel uses late restart to drive to Attica All Star win; Drown wraps up late model title with victory

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio - Aaron Reutzel used a restart with three laps to go to slide past race-long leader Buddy Kofoid and drove to the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobile 1 victory at Attica Raceway Park to open the 31st Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics weekend. Reutzel's victory on Baumann Auto Group Night is his 10th series win of 2019 and really tightens the point battle with Dale Blaney.

It was Reutzel's 19th career All Star win and his second career win at Attica Raceway Park for the Clute, Texas driver. It was the 124th visit to Ohio's Finest Racing speed plant by the All Stars.

"I was going to try to get a run on the top but he blocked the top and I thought he was going to take off earlier than that and not leave us anything. But, he waited a long time to take off and I knew if we had any chance that's what it was going to be. He let me get to the moisture too and he kind of pushed out a little bit and I got a run. Then he knew he made a little bit of a mistake and he tried to block but left the door open just enough for me. We had a great race car. I was points racing a little bit racing with the 4 (Cap Henry) and it was getting a little hairy there. I had to think about points because Blaney (Dale) had to start in the back and I didn't know where he was. I got by the 4 and ran Buddy back down. He was setting a hellacous pace around the top...I tried to slide him a few times but I knew I wasn't going to clear him. On that restart I knew we had no momentum built up yet and that was my only shot. When I went with that slider I said screw points I want to win," said Reutzel of his Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fisher Body Shop/Precision Catalyst/Dissolvalloy/Hollywood Coating backed #87.

"I wanted to go through traffic but when we got there they had my lane blocked up and Buddy could set his own pace so traffic wasn't going to win it for us. That late caution was what won us the race. It's nice to get a win when we've been having either really good luck or really bad luck...we've had no in between. It's nice to get a win and close these points back up a little bit. It was a great night for all my guys, John, Steve Folkens, Curt, Devin Fisher, Mike, Josh, Tad Baughman, and everyone else and everyone on this car...can't thank them enough," added Reutzel.

Tim Shaffer, in his first time in the Ron Gorby G1 sprint car, also used the late restart to grab second and was right on Reutzel's rear bumper at the checkers.

"We're learning the car. Cody (Jacobs) is doing a great job. Earlier in the race I couldn't get the wing back far enough, it was so in the track and tight on the right rear. I was hoping the track would keep slicking off and it finally got slicked up where I could get the wing back and we could get leverage into the corner. I could get through the middle of three and four and it was really working. On that last restart I thought I had a shot at it but I missed the bottom in one and two...you really had to open it up to get there. I have to thank Ron...he's an awesome guy and makes it fun," said Shaffer beside the Howard Johnson of Lima/Fast Signs backed machine. "I have a lot of confidence with Cody having my back. We've worked together a long time and it makes it a lot of fun."

A dejected Kofoid said his engine stumbled a little on the restart and that cost him the victory. He earned an extra $500 from the Baumann Auto Group for being the highest finishing Attica Fremont Championship Series member.

"The motor didn't take off and I guess I need to do my job better on restarts. There were four or five before that and I was doing the same thing...trying to turn down and come across the moisture so I wouldn't wheelie up to the fence. I thought I was doing the same thing over and over and it seemed to be working. The motor wouldn't take off and I guess I need to do things a little different. The lappers were pretty good on the bottom and when you get to them they are throwing all the dirt to the top and it's crazy what lap does. You go from a clean top and then you get behind them and it's all dirty. It's kind of you stay with them and I never saw second so I got around a lapper and had him behind me and you hope he's blocking the guys behind me. The yellow just came at the wrong time. My plan was to just do what I had been and it just didn't work," said Kofoid beside his Gill Construction/CK Plumbing/Linders Speed Equipment/DMI backed #11N.

Wooster, Ohio's Doug Drown dominated the 25 lap feature for the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models, winning his fourth feature of the season at Attica to wrap up his second track championship. It was his 28th career victory at the track to stay atop the all-time win list for the division.

"The car was talking to me...I was hearing all kinds of things. Devin (Shiels) had a bad race here last week and we gained some points but this is so nerve racking when you have double points...you can lose a lot. Hats off to my guys...Cody preparing the car and making sure everything was checked over and just perfect. Couldn't do this without Ely Road Reel, ABR Farms, 89 Homes, Wooster Glass, Black Diamond Chassis, Chubb Frank Racing, Keith Berner from AccuForce and all the knowledge he passes on and coaches me...I probably wouldn't be rolling through the middle if not for him. We were talking last night and he said he used to kick some butt doing that. I love this place. That's all you can ask is to have a race track you can race all over and we had that tonight. Hats off to the whole track group and everyone here. The staff is amazing and that's why we love racing here," said Drown in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

In the 40-lap All Star A-main, Kofoid and Cap Henry brought the field to green with Kofoid bolting into the lead while Reutzel and Henry battled for second. Kofoid pulled away slightly with Henry, Reutzel, Skylar Gee, Shaffer, Brandon Spithaler and Chad Kemenah giving chase. With seven laps scored Danny Mumaw caught an infield tire and tumbled just as the leaders were prepared to get into heavy lapped traffic.

On the restart Kofoid jumped right back to the cushion while Reutzel slid in front of Henry for second but Henry returned the favor a lap later. Kofoid's lead was 2.5 seconds as he once again prepared to hit the back of the field with 12 laps scored but Greg Wilson coasted to a stop. Once again on the restart Kofoid was able to hit his marks and pull away as Henry and Reutzel stayed within striking distance. Shaffer and Gee were locked in a tight battle for fourth with 11th starter Brock Zearfoss and Kemenah battling for sixth.

Gary Taylor spun in turn four and Caleb Griffith drove off the high side of turn two on lap 16 to bring out the caution. Again on the restart Kofoid was able to fend off the challenges to lead over Henry, Reutzel, Shaffer, Zearfoss, Cory Eliason, Gee, Paul McMahan and Jac Haudenschild. Kofoid built up a nearly two second lead as the laps ticked away.

However, with 16 laps to go Kofoid was struggling with a lapped car and that allowed Henry and Reutzel to close. Kofoid moved to the bottom to try and get around the lapped car but could not get the pass and Reutzel used it to his advantage, driving around Henry and right to the rear bumper of the leader. With seven laps to go Kofoid was finally able to get around the lapped car. Meanwhile, Shaffer moved into third, bringing Zearfoss to fourth.

Kofoid seemed to have the race in control but DJ Foos stopped on the back stretch with three laps to go to set up the dramatic finish. On the ensuing restart Kofoid drove across the bottom, getting on the gas late and when he slid up ever so slightly into turn one, Reutzel turned under him and slid up in front as Shaffer drove under Kofoid as well. Coming to the white flag, Reutzel held a narrow advantage over Shaffer as Zearfoss got around Kofoid for third.

Reutzel blasted around the cushion to drive to the win over Shaffer as Kofoid rallied on the last lap to edge Zearfoss for third while Henry rounded out the top five. Eliason and McMahan each advanced seven position to finish sixth and seventh while Wilson rallied to eighth to earn the hard charger award with Gee and Justin Peck rounding out the top 10.

In the 25 lap late model feature, Chris Keller and Drown paced the field to green with Drown jumping into the lead. Only a caution on lap six stopped Drown's domination. And while he pulled away , Keller ran comfortably in second but the battle for third was a dandy involving Ken Hahn, Ryan Missler, Mike Bores, Ryan Markham and Matt Irey.

Drown built his lead to 4.5 seconds with five laps to go and drove to the win over Keller, Hahn, Missler and Bores.

Attica Raceway Park will wrap up the 2019 season with the 31st Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics on All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night as the All Star sprints battle for $10,000 to win. The Fremont Fence 305 Sprints will also be in action racing for $1,000 to win.

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

About the Baumann Auto Group – www.baumannautogroup.com

In an era of continuous change, the Baumann Auto Group is celebrating 62 years of successfully serving the community. Buck Baumann is proud to continue his father Al’s vision with the same tradition of trust and family atmosphere in the seven dealerships that are in Fremont, Tiffin, Port Clinton and Genoa. Baumann Won’t Be Beat is more than a slogan, we don't compromise honesty and ethics, we proudly employ high quality people and we care about our loyal customers.

The Baumann Auto Group has an exceptional sales and service team. So not only can you purchase your new vehicle from Baumann's, but they will keep it running smoothly with continued service maintenance. If you should have an unfortunate accident, Baumann’s body shop is a well-known "direct repair" facility for numerous insurance companies, performing collision repairs on all makes and models.

Attica Raceway Park

Friday, Aug. 30, 2019

Baumann Auto Group Night

Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 12.752; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah, 12.766; 3. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.792; 4. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.841; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.857; 6. 16-DJ Foos, 12.958; 7. 28-Danny Mumaw, 13.505; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.586; 9. 46-Stuart Williams, NT

Group (B) 1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.597; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.699; 3. G1-Tim Shaffer, 12.831; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.884; 5. 1st-Gary Taylor, 12.909; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.939; 7. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.008; 8. 20i-Kelsey Ivy, 13.719

Group (C) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.609; 2. 25M-Chris Andrews, 12.812; 3. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 12.853; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.106; 5. 18J-RJ Jacobs, 13.177; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.325; 7. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 13.679; 8. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.781

Group (D) 1. 4-Cap Henry, 12.633; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.665; 3. 70X-Justin Peck, 12.775; 4. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.802; 5. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.923; 6. 11-Dale Blaney, 12.947; 7. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.103; 8. 23-Carson Short, 13.383

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed [2]; 6. 16-DJ Foos [6]; 7. 28-Danny Mumaw [7]; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. G1-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 1ST-Gary Taylor [5]; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 33W-Caleb Griffith [2]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 25M-Chris Andrews [3]; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker [6]; 6. 21N-Frankie Nervo [7]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [8]; 8. 18J-RJ Jacobs [5]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [1]; 2. 4-Cap Henry [4]; 3. 70X-Justin Peck [2]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. 11-Dale Blaney [6]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [5]; 7. 91-Cale Thomas [7]; 8. 23-Carson Short [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [2]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 3. G1-Tim Shaffer [1]; 4. K4-Chad Kemenah [4]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 4-Cap Henry [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [4]; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 5. 33W-Caleb Griffith [5]

B-Main (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. 16-DJ Foos [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 4. 28-Danny Mumaw [6]; 5. 91-Cale Thomas [5]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [7]; 7. 21N-Frankie Nervo [3]; 8. 23-Carson Short [9]; 9. 22B-Ryan Broughton [10]; 10. 18J-RJ Jacobs [8]

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. G1-Tim Shaffer [5]; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [1]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [11]; 5. 4-Cap Henry [2]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [13]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [23]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 10. 70X-Justin Peck [12]; 11. 11-Dale Blaney [19]; 12. 5R-Byron Reed [17]; 13. 3-Jac Haudenschild [9]; 14. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [8]; 15. O7-Gerard McIntyre [16]; 16. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 17. 16-DJ Foos [22]; 18. 33W-Caleb Griffith [10]; 19. K4-Chad Kemenah [7]; 20. 25M-Chris Andrews [15]; 21. 1ST-Gary Taylor [18]; 22. 28-Danny Mumaw [24]; 23. 57X-Andrew Palker [20]; 24. 5T-Travis Philo [21]

Hard Charger: W20-Greg Wilson +15

Late Models - Summit Racing Equipment

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 31K-Kye Blight[5] ; 2. 69W-Jeff Warnick[1] ; 3. 94-Mike Bores[6] ; 4. 27-Ken Hahn[4] ; 5. 51-Devin Shiels[8] ; 6. RH21-Gregg Haskell[7] ; 7. 41-Randy Pollock[3] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[2] ; 9. 17X-Dustin Keegan[9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 50-Ryan Missler[6] ; 2. 28-Kent Brewer[4] ; 3. 42*-Bob Mayer[2] ; 4. 69M-John Mayes Jr.[9] ; 5. 02-Jeff McCoy[5] ; 6. 11H-Darrick Hubbard Jr[3] ; 7. 49-Noah Wagner[7] ; 8. 9.5-Brent Colby[8] ; 9. J28-Jason Henderson[1]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 12-Doug Drown[5] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[6] ; 3. 36-Matt Irey[1] ; 4. 67-Chris Keller[7] ; 5. 03-Jim Gingery[8] ; 6. 23H-Craig Hartong[2] ; 7. 20-Troy Hahn[3] ; 8. 30-Nate Potts[4]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps) 1. RH21-Gregg Haskell[1] ; 2. 11H-Darrick Hubbard Jr[2] ; 3. 41-Randy Pollock[4] ; 4. 49-Noah Wagner[5] ; 5. 9.5-Brent Colby[8] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[7] ; 7. 20-Troy Hahn[6] ; 8. 23H-Craig Hartong[3] ; 9. 17X-Dustin Keegan[10] ; 10. 30-Nate Potts[9] ; 11. J28-Jason Henderson[11]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 12-Doug Drown[2] ; 2. 67-Chris Keller[1] ; 3. 27-Ken Hahn[3] ; 4. 50-Ryan Missler[9] ; 5. 94-Mike Bores[4] ; 6. 31K-Kye Blight[11] ; 7. 36-Matt Irey[7] ; 8. 51-Devin Shiels[13] ; 9. 03-Jim Gingery[15] ; 10. 5M-Ryan Markham[6] ; 11. 42*-Bob Mayer[8] ; 12. 69W-Jeff Warnick[10] ; 13. RH21-Gregg Haskell[16] ; 14. 02-Jeff McCoy[14] ; 15. 41-Randy Pollock[18] ; 16. 9.5-Brent Colby[20] ; 17. 49-Noah Wagner[19] ; 18. 28-Kent Brewer[5] ; 19. 11H-Darrick Hubbard Jr[17] ; 20. 69M-John Mayes Jr.[12]

Hard Charger: 03-Jim Gingery +6

 

 

Adam Campbell Wins Feature And Track Championship At Clinton County Motor Speedway

For Immediate Release: August 26, 2019

Lock Haven, PA- Adam Campbell left nothing to chance. After finishing runner-up last year to his father, the Danville, PA driver arrived early August 23 intending to win the Clinton County Motor Speedway 4 cylinder title. Campbell even brought along his dad's racer as a back-up.

Normally the pair would have been competing against each other, but this night was different. A lingering health problem forced his father to take the night off, leaving Campbell alone to compete against Tim Raup and, the field in hope of winning the TJ Shooters Sports Bar title. One scenario would have allowed the pair to finish as co-champs. It didn't happen.

One man's fortune is another's mis-fortune. Campbell ended up leading every lap to claim the win and title. Tim Raup, the driver Campbell had to beat, wheeled his racer into the second spot and most fans assumed the battle was on. It ended on lap three when Raup's racer broke, forcing the fellow Danville racer to the pits, ending his night. The race resumed and ran non-stop. Campbell was trailed by Cody Stover at the finish line. John Bower was third with Maddox Smith fourth. Greg Brouse was fifth. Rounding out the field were Kevin Trimpey, Mike Brouse and, Raup. Not starting the event was Nick Gentile. Raup won the qualifier.

Campbell reflected following the event. " I'm a mind racer, I'm usually beat.", Campbell said , while speaking about race car preparation. " It's been a good race car. I don't treat it as well as I should be." Campbell spoke of returning to competition, in the class, after having left pro stock racing. " I have to thank my Uncle Steve. (Campbell) He bought my dad and Tim Raup's first car. My dad talked me into doing this after I left the pro stocks. It's been fun.", added the winner.

The Millers Automotive Machine pro stocks were finally able to run their Firecracker 20 pro stock feature with a nice field of racers in action. AJ Stroup of Richfield scored his second win of the season after battling the entire race with Clarkstown's Ray Rothfuss.

Rothfuss started on the pole and led the first two laps before giving way to Stroup. The pair were the class of the field as Stroup won by 0.638 seconds at the finish. Noah Jensen was third, nearly 4.5 seconds behind. Tommy Dawson finished fourth with Nate Stroup fifth. Sixth through tenth were Wayne Shaffer, John Zayjac, Dan Condo, Brad Myers and, Rich Fye. Heat races for the 16 car field were won by AJ Stroup and Rothfuss.

Stroup spoke highly about his fellow competitors during post race ceremonies. " There's about four real good cars up here that are really competitive, starting with Noah Jensen. I've been watching. With soccer season and all, we'll probably race most of the rest of the season up here. We had this car tore to pieces. We were trying to keep up to the Campbell cars at Selinsgrove, that's tough.," Stroup concluded.

Denny Rinehimer of Bloomsburg, won his second main event of the year during Weaver's Radiator & Auto Sales/Jay Coder Excavating & Trucking micro sprint action. Visiting racer Skyler Granger of Longmont, Colorado started on the pole and, was passed by Skeetz Hockenbrock during the initial lap. Granger remained in the runner up spot until a rare caution for Lock Haven's Jeff Weaver, on lap four, forced him to the pit area with mechanical problems. Weaver did not return. Upon restarting, Rinehimer, who was third, moved by Granger and, into the lead on lap five. Once in front, Rinehimer was not challenged as the event went non stop to the checkered flag. Rinehimer held a 1.782 second advantage over Hockenbrock of Paxinos. Timmy Bitner, Beech Creek, was third with Granger fourth. Bobby Sanso, Jersey Shore, was fifth. Completing the top ten were Dan Wertman, Kyler Stahl, Mitchel Holden, Hunter Zimmerman and, Tom Quiggle. Heat races for the 16 car field were won by Bittner and, Weaver.

Scott Lutz won an exciting Gary's Motor Mart/Laurel Highlands IMCA sprint car feature, his second win of the season at the 3/8th mile oval. During the post race interview Lutz stated, " I want to thank my aunt and, uncle for allowing me to drive their cars all these years. This is our last year, the end of the season we're done, so to come out and, win another one means a lot." Lutz continued to thank his sponsors, some who have supported him during his entire 30 year career.

Lutz led all 25 laps of the feature and, enjoyed a 0.683 second advantage over Garrett Bard at the finish. On paper, that might seem significant, but Lutz had his own battles to contend with during the race. Lapped cars, some of which were engaged in their own side by side battles, were in front of the leader. The non stop affair, allowed Bard and, Ken Duke, Jr., who were involved in their own battle, to inch closer. Lutz was challenged, but perfect, as he collected the win. Following Bard and, Duke Jr., were Jake Frye and, Reed Thompson. Sixth through tenth were Ian Cumens, Jeff Weaver, Dylan Proctor, Dale Schweikart and, John Walp. Heat races for the 17 car field were won by Jared Zionkawski and, Lutz.

The Smith Excavating & Construction limited late models feature was another exciting affair. Middleburg's Andrew Yoder drove the Stine Trucking, Windview Truck & Trailers/Strouse Electric no. 2 into the lead on lap ten after following Jersey Shore's Joe Lusk from the start. While in the lead, Lusk survived two caution periods. The first which came for Gary Mellott and, Matt Cochran. Mellott's night was finished but Cocran returned to secure a solid second place effort. Jim Yoder left the speedway on lap nine and, Joe Loffredo's night concluded on lap 17. Yoder was flawless the rest of the way. Cochran moved from fourth to second place during lap 17 and, trailed the winner by 1.081 seconds at the finish. Lusk was third with Myerstown's Devin Frey fourth. Kevin Probst was fifth. Sixth through ninth were Mike Smith, JR Toner, Loffredo and, Jennae Piper. DNF victims were Jim Yoder and, Mellott. Tim Luben did not compete after a viscous wreck left his racer in the wooded area outside turn three. The Mill Hall driver was not injured. Lusk and Andrew Yoder won heat races.

Action continues Friday August 30 with Championship Night for the 270 & 600 micro sprints, pro stocks, IMCA sprints and, limited late models. Track championships will be determined at that time. Gates open at 5 pm. with racing set for 7:30. The race day telephone number is (570)- 971-2126.

Clinton County Motor Speedway August 23, 2019 Race Results! August 24, 2019

Lock Haven, PA-

TJ Shooters Sports Bar 12 Lap FWD 4 Cylinder Stock Car Championship Night-9 Entries

1. Adam Campbell, (2019 Track Champion), 2. Cody Stover, 3. John Bower, 4. Maddox Smith, 5. Greg Brouse, 6. Kevin Trimpey, 7. Mike Brouse, 8. Tim Raup. DNS- Nick Gentile.

Heat Race Winner, Raup. Lap Leader, Campbell, 1-12.

Smith Excavating & Construction 25 Lap Limited Late Model Feature-12 Entries

1. Andrew Yoder, 2. Matt Cochran, 3. Joe Lusk, 4. Devin Frey, 5. Kevin Probst, 6. Mike Smith, 7. JR Toner, 8. Joe Loffredo, 9. Jennae Piper. DNF- Jim Yoder, Gary Mellott. DSN- Tim Luben.

Heat Race Winners, Lusk, Andrew Yoder. Lap Leaders, Lusk, 1-9, Andrew Yoder, 10-25.

Gary’s Motor Mart/Laurel Highlands IMCA 25 Lap Sprint Car Feature- 17 Entries

1. Scott Lutz, 2. Garrett Bard, 3. Ken Duke Jr., 4. Jake Frye, 5. Reed Thompson, 6. Ian Cumens, 7. Jeff Weaver, 8. Dylan Proctor, 9. Dale Schweikart, 10. John Walp, 11. Tylor Cochran, 12. Jared Zionkawski, 13. Dakota Schweikart, 14. Andrew Jacobus, 15. Dave Guss Jr. DNS- Cowboy Jim Kennedy, Mike Jackson.

Heat Race Winners, Zionkawski, Lutz. Lap Leader, Lutz, 1-25.

Weaver’s Radiator & Auto Sales/Jay Coder Excavating & Trucking 15 Lap, 270 Micro Sprint Feature- 16 Entries

1. Denny Rinehimer, 2. Skeetz Hockenbrock, 3. Timmy Bittner, 4. Skyler Granger, 5. Bobby Sanso, 6. Dan Wertman, 7. Kyler Stahl, 8. Mitchel Holden, 9. Hunter Zimmerman, 10. Tom Quiggle, 11. Mathew Dixson, 12. Logan Hammaker, 13. John Hand, 14. Steve Fernburg. DNF- John Roberts, Jeff Weaver.

Heat Race Winners, Bittner, Weaver. Lap Leaders, Hockenbrock, 1-4, Rinehimer, 5-15.

Millers Automotive Machine Firecracker 20 Lap Pro Stock Feature- 16 Entries

1. AJ Stroup, 2. Ray Rothfuss, 3. Noah Jensen, 4. Tommy Dawson, 5. Nathan Stroup, 6. Wayne Shaffer, 7. John Zayjac, 8. Dan Condo, 9. Brad Myers, 10. Rich Fye, 11. Will Brunson. DNF- Robert Tressler, Ron Richter, Kevin VanAmburg, Chris Snyder, Randy Croop.

Heat Race Winners, AJ Stroup, Rothfuss. Lap Leaders, Rothfuss, 1-4, AJ Stroup, 5-20.

 

 

Landon Price wins first at Port Royal
 

Seventeen-year-old Landon Price claimed his first sprint car victory Saturday in the PA Sprint Series IMCA/RaceSaver feature at Port Royal Speedway.

Price, whose previous best finish was fifth at BAPS Motor Speedway (twice) and whose previous best at Port Royal was 13th, took the lead from early leader Doug Dodson and scored a dominating win in his Steak-Umm/Swavley’s Lawn & Turf/Givlar’s Trailer Sales #69P.

Dodson, who had taken the lead at the green flag from fellow front-row starter Kenny Heffner, was 1.5 seconds ahead of Price when the lap 7 caution was caused by Jimmy White, who tagged the outside wall and spun, but was able to keep running. On the restart, Dodson took the outside line through turns 1&2, and Price charged through the middle to take the lead.

Once the leaders entered traffic, Price’s lower line proved beneficial, as the second through fourth place runners were running high and struggling with a choppy cushion. At the checkered flag, Price led runner-up Dodson by 2.085 seconds.

Rookie Garrett Bard passed Nick Sweigart for third place on the final lap, and Devin Adams finished fifth.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Drew Ritchey, “Iceman” Ken Duke, Kassidy Kreitz, “Zach Daddy” Newlin and Heffner.

Coming to the checkered flag, eighth-running Cale Reigle blew an engine, and the fluid on the track collected Jonathan Jones (current PASS/IMCA points leader at Port Royal) and Dave Grube. Reigle dropped to a 12th-place finish; Jones ended up 21st, and Dave Grube finished 20th.

Heat races for the 38 cars on hand went to Drew Ritchey, Adams, Dodson and Erin Statler. Jac